Amira Bouraoui

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AIM To investigate the previously unknown birth incidence, treatment, and mortality of children with congenital heart disease in Tunisia. METHODS We undertook a retrospective review of medical records of all patients who were born in 2010 and 2011, and were diagnosed in Sfax (Tunisia) with congenital heart defect. RESULTS Among 37,294 births, 255(More)
Preterm delivery is a particularly challenging experience that can be experienced by mothers as a traumatic event, causing dissociative reactions and authentic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this work, we proposed to study the prevalence of perinatal dissociation and PTSD in mothers of preterm babies compared to a control group of mothers of term(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the place of prebiotics in the management of neonatal inguinal hernia. Boys with a diagnosis of unilateral non-complicated inguinal hernia, aged less than 40 days, were prospectively followed from January 2012 to December 2014. Clinical and psychiatric data and outcomes were collected before and after prebiotics(More)
The total number of consultations in Tunisia's public sector family planning program increased from 12,620 in 1964, its 1st year, to 501,000 in 1977 and 923,000 in 1986. The number of new acceptors increased from 6160 in 1964 to 86,000 in 1984. IUDs are the most used method, followed by oral contraceptives (OCs), may of which are supplied in the private(More)
The author analyzes the results of a survey of 150 primary school students in three sections of Tunis and one rural region of Tunisia concerning actual and ideal family size. The students, aged 10-13, drew pictures in response to questions asked. Findings are presented concerning attitudes about family size and sex preference. Differences in responses(More)
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