Abdoul Aziz Diouf

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Leaded-gasoline is probably the primary source of lead (Pb) exposure in Dakar (Senegal). The present cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate the levels of Pb in Senegalese children and to present helpful data on the relationship between Pb levels and changes in biological markers of heme biosynthesis and oxidative stress. A total of 330(More)
Helicobacter pylori plays a significant role in gastric disease. However, the presence of this bacterium in the oral cavity remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to detect and quantify H. pylori in 29 different sites of the oral cavity in non-dyspeptic subjects by means of real-time polymerase chain reactions (PCR). Ten subjects without(More)
Hysterectomy on pregnant uterus is a mutilating procedure used by obstetrician only when he haven't choice in case of major complications of pregnancy or delivery. This retrospective study worked on 35 cases of obstetrical hysterectomy performed on 22 months period (January 94-October 95). The frequency of the procedure among all the in hospital deliveries(More)
Fifty-eight new isolates were obtained from root nodules of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivated in soils originating from different agroecological areas in Senegal and Gambia (West Africa). A polyphasic approach including both phenotypic and genotypic techniques was used to study the diversity of the 58 Rhizobium isolates and to determine their(More)
We studied 152 healthy pregnant women and their 156 newborns for markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Dakar, Senegal. Of these, 120 mothers (79%) had antibodies to the hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), 21 (13.8%) were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) positive, including 2/21 (9.5%) hepatitis B core-associated antigen (HBe Ag) positive and(More)
This study deals with the health effects within a child population, neighbouring a landfill. After detecting metals in soil and air samples collected in the surroundings of the landfill and in a control site, we have studied: (i) levels of lead (Pb) and exposure biomarkers in blood and urine, (ii) oxidative stress biomarkers and (iii) renal injury by(More)
Local vegetation trends in the Sahel of Mali and Senegal from Geoland Version 1 (GEOV1) (5 km) and the third generation Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS3g) (8 km) Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) time series are studied over 29 years. For validation and interpretation of observed greenness trends, two(More)
L’objectif de cette étude était de rapporter 3 cas de jumeaux conjoints, discuter de l’importance du diagnostic anténatal et de décrire les particularités diagnostiques, thérapeutiques et évolutives. Sur 45700 accouchements du 1er Février 2009 au 31 Décembre 2011, 3 cas de jumeaux conjoints ont été enregistrés, soit 1 cas pour 15000 accouchements. Ces cas(More)
In three years and six month 21,743 delivered at the Maternity of Dakar University Hospital. Among them there were 2650 cesarean section. The cesarean rate is 16.93% of living birth. The principal indication was foeto-pelvic disproportion (32.5%) especially pelvic problem (27%). There was post operative mortality (1%) (especially hypertension) and morbidity(More)
This survey which involved 6 salesman and 159 women, allowed us to carry out a study on the different cosmetic products used by women in Dakar to artificially bleach their skin. An analytical study has been conducted on those skin bleaching products through colorimetric identifications of hydroquinone, corticoids and mercurial derivates and the dosage of(More)