Amal Bourquia

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Between 1982 and 1992, 89 patients aged six months to 15 years were treated for acute renal failure at the Ibn Rochd Teaching Hospital. There were 51 males (57%) and 38 females (43%). All patients received conservative treatment. Fifty-eight patients (65%) required dialysis at the acute phase. The dialysis technique used was peritoneal dialysis in 22 cases(More)
Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) poisoning has been known for many years, but few studies have been devoted to the subject. We report 4 cases, seen in the nephrology department, concerning women aged from 18 to 35 years who had tried to commit suicide by drinking varying amounts of that hair dye. The initial symptom was acute asphyxia which required emergency(More)
Dialysis patients are among groups at risk for development of hepatitis C infection (HCV). The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and the incidence of seroconversion for HCV in five haemodialysis units in Morocco. The study was conducted during the period from September 2003 to September 2004. We studied 303 patients (148 females), mean age(More)
To develop blood pressure reference values for Maroccan children, a survey was carried out in 1987-88 in a group of 10,000 children 4 to 18 years of age. Study subjects were randomly selected among schoolchildren from the Great Casablanca Wilaya. There were 4,818 boys and 5,182 girls. To ensure optimal reliability of data, a precise, standardized(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has aroused great interest these last years, especially after the discovery of the genes responsible for this disease. It remains a frequent cause of chronic renal failure (CRF). In this work we report the results of a multi-centre retrospective study. The data relates to 41 centres of nephrology and(More)
Pediatric nephrology is not a priority medicine in developing countries, but it should improve along with the development of both preventive and curative simple measures since the mortality rate is still important. This can be applied to the management of urinary tract infection, acute nephritis and some other cases of acute renal failure. The(More)
The authors report their experience of subclavian vein catheterisation and compare their results with those of previously reported series. One hundred and sixty-four subclavian catheters were inserted in 111 patients, 66 with acute renal failure and 49 with chronic renal failure. The total number of hemodialysis sessions was 984. The catheters were left in(More)
Ocular modifications were assessed in a prospective study carried out on 61 chronically hemodialyzed patients. Their mean age was 39.6 years (range: 7-73 yr) and the mean duration of dialysis was 30.5 months. The loss of visual acuity was especially associated with cataracts or refractive disorders. Corneal-conjunctival calcifications were found in 36% of(More)
To evaluate the etiology and prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) in Moroccan children, we retrospectively studied 120 cases of ARF that presented to two centers in Casablanca, Morocco between 1982 and 1999. There were 72 (60%) boys and 48 (40%) females with age that ranged between six months and 15 years with a mean of 6.8 +/- 5.0 years. All patients(More)