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Mar 31, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Epidemiological Profile of Childbirth among Primiparous Women in Rural Areas of Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Héman Kabemba Bukasa, Teiggy Birhula Mongane, Sylvain Kilima Kunda, Lutula B’Tient Jean-Jacques Saturnin, David Libala Ayumba, James Kayembe Tube, Abigael Mukonkole Kapenga, Jean-Pally Ngoyi-Ngoyi Kampule, John Ntabo Shebeni, Didier Kasumba Ilunga, Clement Ngindu Ilunga, Ghislain Kalombo Mushinga, Tshite Tshite
Introduction: Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the areas where maternal deaths are most prevalent. This situation is linked to a number of maternal risk factors including obstetric experience, age, disease history, socio-economic conditions and the quality of the health system. The objective of this study is to determine the epidemiological profile of childbirth in rural primiparous women. Methods: This is a multi-centre, retrospective and descriptive cross-sectional study among primiparous wom...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021

Mar 30, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Life Experience of Women with Obstetric Fistula in Togo

Ameyo Ayoko Ketevi, Dede Regine Diane Ajavon, Baguilane Douaguibe, Akila Bassowa, Carmelle Schola Assogba, Assiaham Walawita Tenete, Nagbe Massogblé Kodjo Koffi, Kodjo Fiagnon, Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari, Koffi Akpadza
Introduction: Obstetric Fistula (OF) is an abnormal communication between the bladder and the vagina or between the rectum and the vagina and or both. The objective was to describe the experience of OF by the victims. Methodology: The gynecology-obstetrics clinic of the CHU Sylvanus Olympio in Lomé served as the framework for this study. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from February 28 to March 19, 2011. Results: A total of 76 women with OF were interviewed. Mother...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021

Feb 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of the Quality of the Cesarean Section in Mbuji-Mayi City (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Balela Kabasu Marie Claire, Mbuyi Mukendi Fortunat, Kabunda Mbala John, Kadima Cibangu, Kakese Tshimanga, Kabamba Nzaji Michel, Kapanga Kapita Sébastien, Beya Beya Laurent-Blaise, Jean Cicéron Mbunda Mulowayi
Objective: The overall objective of this study was to make a small contribution to improving the health of mothers and children. Method: This is a transversal descriptive study, which took place in the city of Mbuji-Mayi, exactly in the general reference hospitals of this city during the period from March 13 to June 12, 2017, on a sample of 103 cases of cesarean sections. The determinants of the quality of the cesarean section were found by the bivariate analyzes on SPSS. Results: After collecti...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021

Jan 29, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Neonatal Screening for Sickel Cell Disease in Urban Areas with Limited Resources: Case of Kindu City, East of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Antoine Lufimbo Katawandja, Franck Nzengu-Lukusa, Donatien Kayembe Nzongola-Nkasu, Léon Tshilolo Muepu
Introduction: The Democratic Republic of Congo is the third most affected country in the world by sickle cell disease (SCD) after India and Nigeria. However, the available data on sickle cell disease in the DRC are piecemeal and do not reflect the current reality of the country. Conventional equipment recommended for neonatal screening for sickle cell disease (IEF, HPLC) is not available in Kindu. Currently, a simple, effective and affordable technique, the Sickel SCAN? Rapid Screenin...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021

Jan 14, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Respiratory and Internal Unit Muscle Training in Diaphragmatic Thickness and Mobility and Lombar Stability of Pregnant Women: Case Study

Nathalia S. Abreu-Freire, Fernanda N. Teixeira, Marcela M. Trogo, Raíra M. Ramos, Gustavo B. Camilo, Bruno R. Dornelas, Liliana F. Oliveira
Introduction: During pregnancy there are changes in the female body mediated by hormones that determine the need for new postural adjustments to compensate for the change in the center of gravity. Such adjustments tend to negatively impact the stabilizing function of the lower trunk, predisposing to dysfunction in the spine, pelvic floor and respiratory pattern. Objective: To evaluate the effects of respiratory muscle training and internal unit on the thickness and diaphragmatic mobility and lum...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021

Nov 27, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Serum Ferritin and Iron Status of Mothers and Newborns in Lubumbashi in the DRC

A. Yaba, T. M. J. Ngwe, Y. N. Assumani, K. H. Tamubango, M. K. P. Kalenga, M. A. Mutombo, E. Ghini, O. S. Wembonyama, N. O. Luboya
Introduction: Ferritin is the primary form of intracellular iron storage. The serum concentration generally gives a faithful reflection of the level of iron reserves in the body. Hyperferritinemia is an early and specific marker of iron deficiency. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study with an analytical component was carried out in DR Congo in order to determine the reference values of serum ferritin for mother-newborn couples and to establish the link between these values in mothers...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020

Nov 27, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Maternal Under-Nutrition: A Concept Paper

T. Manditsvara, Clara Haruzivishe, E. Muzokura, J. Munsaka, A. Ndaimani
There has been growing concern over maternal under-nutrition and its effects on pregnancy outcome. The term maternal under-nutrition is complex and rather ambiguous and fails to reflect a clear definition. Defining maternal under-nutrition will help improve diagnosis, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of under-nourishment in women to prevent associated birth outcomes. There is a direct link between maternal under-nutrition and undesired birth outcomes such as intrauterine growth restrictio...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020

Nov 12, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Pregnancy in Adolescents at Peripheral Care Unit Gbodjome (Togo): Epidemiological Aspects and Causes

Ameyo Ayoko Ketevi, Yvon Foli Agbeko, Dede Regine Diane Ajavon, Baguilane Douaguibe, Akila Bassowa, Assiaham Walawita Tenete, Kossi Edem Logbo-Akey, Akossiwa Adeline Gloria Djankale, Nagbe Massogblé Kodjo Koffi, Kodjo Fiagnon, Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari
Introduction: Teenage pregnancies have serious consequences for the health of mothers and their children. The aim of this work was to study the circumstances of the onset of teenage pregnancy. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive study, which took place from July 1st to 31st, 2019 at the Peripheral Care Unit (USP) of Gbodjomé in Togo. Results: A total of 100 adolescent girls were interviewed (12.6%). The average age of adolescent girls was 17.2 years (12 - 19 years). Adolescen...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020

Oct 28, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Factors Associated with Cesarean Birth among Infants in the North-East Haut Katanga/DR Congo

Patrick Mubinda Kiopin, Criss Koba Mjumbe, Isango Idi, Tamubangu Herman, Albert Mwembo Ntambwe, Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze
It is not always easy for a clinician to give a prognosis on a pregnancy diagnosed in a young woman because this profile has a very high morbidity before, during and after childbirth. The objective of this study is to describe the factors associated with adolescent cesarean delivery. This is a descriptive cross-sectional study with an analytical component over a period of 7 months, from February 2017 to August 2017 in the Kilwa Kasenga and Kashobwe health zones. We collected 332 parturients. The...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020

Aug 21, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Post Hysterectomy Scar Endometriosis: A Case Report

Fatema Saeed Alhubaishi, Layla Khaled Rafeei, Saeeda Albalooshi, Bina Suresh
Introduction: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition occurring in 8% - 15% of reproductive age group women. It is defined as the ectopic implantation of functioning endometrium outside the uterus, the commonest site being the pelvis. Scar endometriosis is rare and difficult to diagnose as it can be confused with other surgical conditions. It occurs in 0.1% of women with an abdominal scar. Aim: The aim of this paper is to report a case of scar endometriosis, its diagnosis and its mana...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020


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