Ali Mtiraoui

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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
We determined the profile of respiratory morbidity in family practice in the region a cross-sectional study in 86 primary health care centres in Souse over 1 year (2002-03). Medical records for 3 weeks per season were randomly selected. The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) was used to code recorded data. Respiratory diseases ranked first(More)
Introduction: Il est admis que la satisfaction des patients est un indicateur de la qualité des soins. L'objectif de ce travail était de mesurer la satisfaction des patientes du service de gynécologie obstétrique du CHU Farhat Hached de Sousse. Méthodes: Une étude transversale a été menée entre mai et octobre 2005. La collecte des données a été faite par(More)
Primary health care is one of the pillars of the Tunisian health care system. However, we have very little information about the specificities of general practice and the patterns of the morbidity encountered in this field. This study was interested on the diagnosed morbidity in primary health care settings. We aimed to illustrate the patterns of morbidity(More)
BACKGROUND Compliance with medical treatment is a public health problem. It denotes the patient's perception of the disease and the treatment prescribed by doctors. It concerns one out of two patients. It may happen to any patient at one or another. It is secondary for reasons that are numerous and modifiable in time. It results from problems related to the(More)
Background Overweight in schools is a worrisome public health problem because they increase medium and long term risks of morbidity and mortality especially with an increased risk of persistence of obesity in adulthood. Aim To estimate the prevalence of overweight among school children and to identify its associated risk factors. Methods this is a(More)