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Oct 26, 2023Open    Access

Epidemiological, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Chronic Renal Failure at the Departmental University Hospital of Borgou and Alibori (CHUD/B-A) in Parakou (Benin)

Coovi Nonwanou Ignace Tokpanoude, Séraphin Ahoui, Damien Barikissou Georgia, S. E. Elvire Djossou, Sayo Djibo, Benoit Agossoukpe, Gottfid Agballa, Vidékon Odjou, Ireti Nethania Elie Ataigba, Badirou Aguemon
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains underestimated in Africa, and particularly in Benin. Epidemiological data from different countries show a growing prevalence. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of chronic renal failure at the Departmental University Hospital of Borgou and l’Alibori (CHUD/B-A) in Parakou. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in the nephrology department of CHUD/B-A over 6 years from January 1, 2017, to Dece...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Aug 25, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections in Uganda: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Danladi Makeri, Priscilla Peter Dilli, Doreen Nyaketcho, Theophilus Pius
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) pose a significant burden on public health, affecting millions of individuals worldwide; on average, a typical Ugandan female will have an infection once a month. Understanding their epidemiology is crucial for targeted interventions. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to synthesize existing literature on urinary tract infections in Uganda, providing a comprehensive overview of its prevalence. On June 24th, 2023 we searched two bibliographic databases...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 20, 2023Open    Access

Melioidosis a Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

Chun Kiat Ng, Anuradha P. Radhakrishnan
Burkholderia pseudomallei is an unusual causative organism of infective endocarditis. We present a case of Melioidosis mitral valve endocarditis with dissemination to the liver and kidney in a young woman with underlying SLE with lupus nephritis. Despite the delay in reaching a diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with intravenous Ceftazidime and oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and was discharged well. The identification of the specific aetiologic organism is important for t...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Sep 09, 2022Open    Access

A Tetra Paresis Revealing Multiple Sclerosis: About a Case and Review of the Literature

Male Dore, Souleymane Djigue Barry, Mohamed Lamine Toure, Mohamed Lelouma Mansare, Kaba Conde, Karinka Diawara, Mohamed Lamine Conde, Adama Kone, Idrissa Doumbouya, Mamady Camara, Issiaga Bah, Fode Abass Cisse
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is very little described in tropical environments. It represents the leading cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young subjects. We report the case of a patient with MS, 31 years old with no particular medical history, progressively presented weakness of the 4 limbs followed by lumbar pain which regressed after 2 months under the effect of symptomatic treatment with corticosteroids. Three months later, he presented with dysarthria and gait disturbance. The n...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Mar 18, 2022Open    Access

Prevalence of Hypertensive Diseases and Associated Risk Factors above 30 Years Adult People Admitted in Morogoro Regional Refferal Hospital 2021, Tanzania

Harun Elmada Nyagori
Hypertension is the commonest cardiovascular disorder due to its role in the causation of coronary heart disease, stroke and other vascular complications. In Tanzania, hypertension is one of major risk factors for cardiovascular mortality and it’s attributed for 10% of all deaths. Increasing prevalence in hypertensions expected due to economic transition, increased population growth, aging behavioural risk factors, such as: unhealthy diet and excessive alcohol consumption. Awareness of hypertens...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Feb 28, 2022Open    Access

Prevalence and Associated Factors with Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Moroccan Region

Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Naoual Oubelkacem, Reda Jennane, Bineta Jho Diagne, Moncef Maiouak, Imad Chakri, Mohammed Omari, Nada Otmani, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Samira El Fakir, Rhizlane Berrady, Nabil Tachfouti
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting particularly women and is characterized by diverse symptomatology. the main objective of our work is to assess the risk of anxiety and depression and their associated factors in patients with this disease and this is within the framework of a cross-sectional study carried out in the internal medicine department of CHU Hassan II in Fez. Eligible patients were recruited, informed about the study and invited to participate in or...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Jan 07, 2022Open    Access

Severe Neurological Manifestation from Jatropha curcas (Mbono Kaburi) Poisoning in 5 Years Old: A Case Report

Matei Mselle, Aisa Shayo, Ronald Mbwasi, Phillip Mrindoko, Elise Kimambo, Arnold Likiliwike, Lucy Frisch, Elton Meleki, Zaituni Hatibu, Nyemo Peter, Ally Iman, Faith Mosha, Beatrice Maringo, Ikupa Minga, Deborah Mchaile
Background: Jatropha curcas belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is found in the coastal areas of tropics. The leaves, fruits and seeds of the plant are used for various ailments. Not only there are few reported cases of its poisoning in the paediatric age group but also rarely reported to cause neurological manifestation even in adult population. We present a case of a 5 years old that presented with severe acute neurological manifestation soon after ingestion of the seeds of Jatro...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Dec 10, 2021Open    Access

Lithium Intoxication-Induced Myxedema Coma in a Schizophrenic Patient: A Case Report

Sonny Cruz, Lermah Bunoy
Lithium intoxication-induced myxedema coma, is a rare, life threatening & emergency presentation of severe hypothyroidism, it can be easily misdiagnosed in patients with unknown history of hypothyroidism. Studies have shown that Lithium mechanism on thyroid is that it inhibits synthesis & release of thyroid hormones. This case report describes a 59-year old patient with schizophrenia admitted with lithium intoxication & myxedema crisis. This case emphasizes the fact that severe & dangerous hypot...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Nov 30, 2021Open    Access

Liver Cirrhosis Investigation Using Abdominal Ultrasound as Gold Standard Test and Some Bioclinical Markers with Different Levels of Diagnostic Accuracy in Chronic Liver Disease Patients between 1990 and 2004 at Teaching Hospital of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Serge Malenga Mpaka, Aliocha Nkodila Natuhoyila, Michel Lelo Tshikwela, Sébastien Mbendi Nsukini, Charles Mbendi Nlombi, Simon Mbungu Fuele, Antoine Tshimpi Wola Yaba, Venant Tchokonte-Nana, Augustin Nge Okwe, Ingrid Cecile Djuikoue, Etienne Mokondjimobe, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza
Liver cirrhosis (LC) is an ultimate phase of chronic liver disease. The infor-mation from the abdominal ultrasound (aUS) is one of complementary biological and clinical tests of LC assessment in the lack of liver biopsy. The aim of this study was to compare levels of diagnostic accuracy of some bio-clinical markers for LC detection using an abdominal ultrasound as a surrogate Gold standard. This was a mixed approach of consecutive patients treated for gut diseases between 1990 and 2004 at Lomo C...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Jul 02, 2021Open    Access

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and Atypical Uremic Syndrome Associated with Weil Syndrome

Nuria Citlalli Luna-Silva, Alexis Gomez-Pardo, Heliodora Jimenez-Hernandez, Victoria Isabel Castaneda-Avila, Cesar Daniel Alonso-Bello
In 1886, the German internist Adolph Weil described for the first time a disease caused by the spirochete family of the genus Leptospira spp., causing the infectious disease called leptospirosis or Weil Syndrome in a systemic stage. The disease is transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, which eliminates the bacteria through urine or by contact with the soil and water where they live. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) or hemophagocytic syndrome, is a syndrome caused by immunol...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021


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