Mar 01, 2023Open Access
Malaria in humans is caused by five Plasmodium
species, i.e. Plasmodium falciparum
, Plasmodium vivax
, Plasmodium malariae
, Plasmodium ovale
and Plasmodium knowlesi
, which are transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. Although a lot of progress has been made in the fight against malaria, an estimated half of the world’s population (-3.95 billion people) in 87 countries and territories is still at risk of malaria. Malaria was eradicate...
Dec 22, 2022Open Access
COVID-19 vaccine has become the topic of concern for the world population, and hesitation to vaccinate is among the top 10 global health by the World Health Organization (WHO). Questions about vaccine hesitancy are investigated in a sample (n = 2642) of Lebanese people through an online survey distributed in January 2022. The survey was made up of closed-ended questions that aim to study the relations between sociodemographic factors, general knowledge and attitudes about the COVID-19 vaccine, a...
Nov 25, 2022Open Access
It’s been more than two years since the first case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and still Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) is an ongoing burden in many parts of the world. Currently, few vaccines are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and are being administered to people to boost their immunity. Since the outbreak of this disease, the number of patients getting vaccinated is increasing with every passing day...
Oct 26, 2022Open Access
Peripheral facial palsy (PFP) is a frequent symptom, dominated by idiopathic forms. Those of toxic origin are rare and poorly documented in the literature. We report the case of two patients with an abrupt onset and rapid resolution of PFP following COVID-19 vaccination. Case 1: Male patient, 45 years old, without any particular history benefited from a corticosteroid therapy (Predsone 1 mg/Kg/D for 10 days) and the evolution was favorable with a total recovery of the facial motricity at D21. Ca...
Sep 16, 2022Open Access
Myiasis is a parasitic infection of live human and animal tissues caused by the invasion of fly larvae or maggots. Nosocomial myiasis usually occurs in bedridden patients while admitted to the hospital. We report nasal myiasis in a 62-year-old Kuwaiti female hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Ibn Sina Hospital in Kuwait city with cerebellar tumor with hematoma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, bronchial asthma and end-stage renal disease. On the 10th day of admission, she started passing ...
Sep 16, 2022Open Access
Objective: Analyze advertisements about Congenital Syphilis produced by the Ministry of Health in the light of Freire. Method: Documentary research, whose search took place on the website of the Ministry of Health, Department of Chronic Conditions and Sexually Transmitted Infections, between February and March 2021. Thematic analysis of the selected pieces was carried out in the light of Freire. Results: Six campaigns were selected in their entirety with a focus on the topic of Congenital Syphil...
Sep 14, 2022Open Access
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a worldwide problem. Intestinal TB (ITB) is a serious public health problem in developing countries and has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality. TB is challenging due to the lack of specific clinical and laboratory features. At present, a combination of clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and pathological features continues to be the key to diagnosing ITB. The surgical forms, in particular perforation, are mainly due to the delayed diagnostic. We re...
Jul 28, 2022Open Access
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a high incidence of thromboembolic events. Patients with severe form have a higher risk as well as those with embolic factors (high age, obesity, diabetes, etc.). Acute mesenteric thrombosis is among the complications to be feared during this pandemic even in patients who do not have embologenic factors. The objective of this study is to discuss and understand the mechanism of occurrence of acute mesenteric thrombosis during COVID-19 infection. The ...
Apr 15, 2022Open Access
Since the discovery of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus in December 2019, it has spread rapidly affecting numerous people globally and World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic in March 2020. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise daily, there are increasing concerns and controversies regarding the best methods to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Since there are no proven drugs that are completely effective for prevention or treatment of SARS-CoV-...
Feb 18, 2022Open Access
Aim: To explore the perspectives of COVID-19 patients and survivors on the treatment experience and its impact on their lives, socially, psychologically and physically. Background: Nigeria was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 with huge impact on an already fragile health system. The impact of the pandemic left many institutions disrupted with pervasive consequences on health, economy and society in general. At the individual level, many affected by the disease were left with lasting negative...