Ali Mtiraoui

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AIM Tinea capitis continues to be considered a public health problem in Tunisia. The purpose of our study was to investigate trends in the incidence and the mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region (Central Tunisia). METHOD Our work is a retrospective study concerning all scalp samples taken by the parasitology(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the western countries at the same time they are beginning to appear with increasing frequency in developing countries. An epidemiologic study was carried out at Kalaa Kebira (Sousse-Tunisia) to determine the prevalence of the different risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. The study was(More)
BACKGROUND Nowadays, the ageing of the population became a societal frequent problem throughout the world. In Tunisia, the part of the elderly of 60 years old and over is estimated at 17,7 % in 2029. This ageing is at the origin of important health problems, in particular the increase of the frequency of the chronic diseases. AIM To identify the(More)
Introduction: La mortalité maternelle est un problème majeur de santé mondiale. Une grande proportion de ces décès serait évitable par des soins adéquats, une aide à l'accouchement, la disponibilité des soins d'urgence et l'utilisation des outils d'aide à la décision tels que le partogramme. L'objectif était d'évaluer l'écart entre ce qui est censé être(More)
BACKGROUND Primary health care is one of the most important pillars of the Tunisian health care system. However, very little information is available regarding the specificities of general practice and the patterns of morbidity encountered. METHODS We conducted a descriptive study from June 2002 to May 2003 in 85 primary health centres in Sousse during 12(More)
In order to assess the importance of mother-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the Tunisian Sahel, 81 HBsAg-positive mothers have been selected at delivery in a representative sample of 1940 who delivered in maternities of this region. Each HBsAg-positive mother was matched for age and parity particularly with two HBsAg-negative mothers.(More)
To better understand the impact of gender change in medical practice on health care in Tunisia, we conducted a cross-sectional study on the attitudes of 512 medical students (40% female) to medicine and medical practice in the Faculty of Medicine, Sousse. Female students attached more value than males to the intrinsic aspects of a physician's job, such as(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that the prognosis of the end-stage renal diseases have been changed after the introduction of dialysis modalities (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis). Technical progress, have increased life duration of these patients; however, some health concerns persist to be frequent, such as physical alteration and psychological(More)
The patients' satisfaction studies are more and more utilized to underline the health centers' deficiencies and consequently set improvement action plans. Our survey aims to measure inpatients' satisfaction in its different dimensions. A survey centered around a transversal inquiry has been conducted during a period going from February to April 2000 and(More)
Introduction: Les étudiants en début du cursus suivent la même formation hospitalo-universitaire, cependant, ils sont peu nombreux à choisir délibérément la médecine générale comme discipline d'exercice médical. Notre objectif est de préciser auprès des étudiants en médecine, les facteurs qui déterminent le choix de la médecine générale comme carrière et(More)