Bébène Bandzouzi

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BACKGROUND Data on dementia from low- and middle-income countries are still necessary to quantify the burden of this condition. This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed at estimating the prevalence of dementia in 2 large cities of Central Africa. METHODS General population door-to-door surveys were conducted in the districts of Bangui (Republic of(More)
Risk factors for dementia in American and European countries have been well investigated. However, little research has been carried out in sub-Saharan Africa, where life events as well as environmental, socio-economic, and modifiable risk factors (i.e., cardiovascular risk factors) may differ. Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in representative(More)
OBJECTIVES Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition in Western countries, mostly in the elderly. Little is known about the epidemiology of PAD in Africa. We sought to determine the prevalence of this condition in the elderly in two community-dwelling cohorts in Central Africa. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional survey in general population(More)
BACKGROUND Dementia will concern more and more people in the developing countries, but the perception people have of dementia in these areas has not yet been studied. METHOD During a general population survey (EDAC) carried out in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), 27 elderly persons suspected of having dementia and 31 of their relatives, 90 cognitively(More)
Gambian (Trypanosoma brucei gambiense) human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) evolves from the hemolymphatic stage 1, treated with pentamidine, to the meningoencephalitic stage 2, often treated with melarsoprol. This arseniate may provoke a deadly reactive encephalopathy. It is therefore crucial to diagnose precisely the stages of HAT, especially when clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and dementia in native elderly African populations. DESIGN Two successive door-to-door cross-sectional surveys in the general population. SETTINGS Representative districts of Bangui (Central African Republic) and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo). PARTICIPANTS Population(More)
Given the gradual improvement of living conditions and aging, dementia and related syndromes are becoming serious problems in the developing countries. A cross-sectional door to door type study in neighbourhood, was conducted from October 2008 to January 2009, in the general population in Bangui, order to help get a better understanding of the prevalence(More)
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