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Jan 22, 2024Open    Access

The Association of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease and Pregnancy: Role of the Obstetrician (A Case Report and Literature Review)

Bouchra Fakhir, Mohamed Hicham Abdelkhalki, Dounia Makrane, Yassir Ait Benkaddour, Karam Harou, Ahlam Bassir, Abderrahim Aboulfalah, Hamid Asmouki, Abderraouf Soummani
Introduction: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease is an autoimmune disease that can affect a multitude of organs affecting melanocytes. It is a provider of many complications, mainly ocular and cutaneous. The goal: Through a case study to discuss the impact of VKH disease on pregnancy as well as the role of the obstetrician in the management of pregnancy and disease. Observation: A 30-year-old patient who was diagnosed before her actual pregnancy. The patient was on systemic corticosteroids for d...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.11, 2024
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1111061


Dec 28, 2023Open    Access

Knowledge and Use of Family Planning Methods in a Level 1 Health Facility: The Case of the Forecariah Urban Health Centre (Guinea)

Ibrahima Conté, Aboubacar Fodé Momo Soumah, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Massa Keita, Aminata Barry, Aboubacar Momo Touré, Ibrahima Sory Baldé, Telly Sy
Introduction: The objectives of this study were to determine contraceptive prevalence, describe the socio-demographic characteristics of clients, and assess the level of knowledge and use of family planning methods by clients at the Forécariah Urban Health Centre. Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional descriptive study conducted over a period of six (06) months from 05 August 2019 to 05 February 2020 at the Forécariah urban health centre, covering all clients who had used the family pl...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1111040


Nov 28, 2023Open    Access

A Rare Case Report of Uterine Didelphys, in Which One Uterus Carried a Pregnancy While the Other Carried Twice, with a Successful Pregnancy Outcome Resulting in an Alive-Term Delivery

Qiuping Wang, Huanqin Zhang, Weihua Yang, Xiaoju Liang, Yujuan Fan
Uterine didelphys is a rare congenital anomaly of the female reproductive organs, designated by the presence of the uterus as a pair of organ, the chance of having a pregnancy in one of the uterus while the other one had successfully pregnant twice is very low. In this case, report we present a 31-year-old gravida four para three deliveries (two Cesarean section, alive and healthy, one spontaneous abortion) woman, who received C-section to terminate pregnancy due to intrauterine hypoxia and olig...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110930


Oct 31, 2023Open    Access

The Prognosis of Newborns of Hypertensive Mothers in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nisa Furaha Bidorho, Mambo Mwilo, Neneh Luhiriri Mwindja, Jeannière Tumsifu Manegabe, Kitoga Muke, Léonard Kanku Tudiakwile, Archippe Birindwa Muhandule
Introduction: Pregnancy with hypertensive disorders is a serious complication that increases the risk of maternal and neonatal complications in developing countries. The aim of this study is to determine the outcome of newborns of hypertensive mothers. Materials and Methodology: This is a prospective descriptive study that gathered 89 neonates of hypertensive mothers in the Panzi General Reference Hospital Neonatal Department from February 20, 2021 to May 20, 2022. Results: The average age of mo...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110691


Oct 16, 2023Open    Access

Regenerative Effects of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Endometrial Hypotrophy: Preliminary Study

Yassir Aitbenkaddour, Meriem Nafidi, Harou Karam, Abderraouf Soummani, Belbachir Anas, Oumnia Benlaassel, Benchemkha Yassine, Benkhalifa Moncef
Cell therapy is a promising strategy for the treatment of endometrial hypotrophy, but the origin of these cells and injection site influence the therapeutic effect of cell therapy. This preliminary study aimed to investigate the efficacy of autologous adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) transplantation in regenerating endometrium in patients with endometrial hypotrophy. This cell therapy may become a promising treatment for infertile women with endometrial hypotrophy. A descriptive prospective...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110494


Oct 13, 2023Open    Access

Transient Cortical Blindness Following Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Qiuping Wang, Li Tang, Shujuan Luo, Mingzhu Zhai, Yujuan Fan, Yi Zheng
Postpartum cortical blindness is a rare complication. It may be due to the hypercoagulable state associated with pregnancy, eclampsia, and severe blood loss due to either intra or postpartum hemorrhage. A 42-year-old woman underwent a hysterectomy for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and massive hemorrhage in amniotic fluid during labor. Blindness occurred 8 hours after surgery. Fundus examination was normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed abnormal signals in bilateral ventr...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110675


Sep 05, 2023Open    Access

Hypovitaminosis E and Endometriosis in a Sub-Saharan Population

Monzango Sibo, Esimo Mboloko, Lobota Mputu, Itewa Monka, Mayoka Mamoi, Naomie Amba, Ntanga Kabuya, Clément Ferrier, Maxime Fastrez, Darai Emile, Sendeke Mogwo, Jean-Claude Mulunda
Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological condition defined by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus affecting approximately one in 10 women worldwide. Endometriosis is source of chronic pelvic pain and infertility and represents a significant economic burden. This study aims to determine the frequency of hypovitaminosis E in sub-Saharan women in Kinshasa with endometriosis and identify associated risk factors. A case-control study of 244 patients undergoing a laparoscopy in ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110485


Aug 29, 2023Open    Access

Use of Drugs During Pregnancy at the Kinshasa University Clinics, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Steve D. Kodondi, Chancela N. Umba, Janine M. Kimboko, Dieu Merci M. Kabakele, Excellence N. Tongu, Gloria Y. Kangite, Roger K. Longina, Paulin K. Mulowayi, Guylain K. Nyembo, Greeta L. Botha, Nancy D. Ndaya, Jonathan N. Boleme, Roger M. Mbungu
Context: The use of drugs during pregnancy is very little known. Objective: The general objective of this work is to improve the prescription and consumption of drugs during pregnancy. Methods: The descriptive and documentary studies on the records of pregnant women followed for prenatal consultation at the obstetrics gynecology department of the Kinshasa University clinics during the month of September of the year 2013. Results: 110 pregnant women with an average age of 30 ± 5 years. No major m...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110551


Jun 30, 2023Open    Access

Visible Malformations in Mice, Mus musculus Experimentally Exposed in Utero to Antimalarials (Manalaria®, Syrup Kilma® versus Quinine)

Joseph Kangudia Mbaya, Damien Mbanzulu Pita Nsonizau, Nene Mbanzulu Nsolani, Gauthier Mesia
The antimalarial phytomedicines, Manalaria® and Sirop Kilma®, also frequently used in Kinshasa at the start of pregnancy, would not have previously undergone embryotoxicity tests. This study aims to determine the embryotoxicity of Manalaria® and Sirop Kilma® on mice, Mus musculus. An experimental study in which 54 prepubescent mice were exposed during embryogenesis, including 16 mice to Manalaria®, 20 to Syrup Kilma® and 18 to Quinine. Careful observation by visual...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110140


Jun 01, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence of Stillbirth and Its Associated Causative Factors at a Tertiary Hospital

Xolani B. Mbongozi
Background: Stillbirth is one of the most serious adverse outcomes of pregnancy. Each year approximately 2.6 million stillbirths are reported worldwide, with 98% of those stillbirths occurring in developing countries. Aim: To investigate the prevalence and causative factors associated with stillbirths and clinical presentation of mothers who deliver stillbirths at a tertiary hospital. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Maternity Unit of Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital (N...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110175


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