Bahia Benchekroun

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to establish the profile and the evolution of an early Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cohort in the Moroccan population and also to search possible predictor factors of structural progression. METHODS Patients with early RA (< 12 months) were enrolled in a 2-year follow-up study. Clinical, biological, immunogenetic, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate remission in patients with early RA treated by conventional DMARDs and to identify its possible predictor factors. METHODS Patients with early RA (<12 months) were enrolled in a 2-year follow-up study. Standard evaluation completed at baseline and at 24 months included clinical, laboratory, functional and structural(More)
A 60 year-old male patient presented with a giant stromal tumor of the stomach that showed predominant extragastric growth. Surgery consisted of total tumor resection with partial gastrectomy. The stromal origin of the tumor was established by immunohistochemistry. In spite of its large size and the presence of necrotic foci, the tumor was considered to be(More)
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a severe disease which occurs after a mild otorhinolaryngologic or dental infection. The diagnosis must be established rapidly with the help of clinical and computed tomography of the neck and chest data. Treatment is based on antibiotics, surgery and hyperbaric oxygen. The outcome is poor with high mortality. We(More)
From 1986 to 1996, 557 patients are treated for acute ulcer bleeding. The sex ratio is five to one for men, the average age is 40 years old. The duodenal ulcer is revelated by haemorrhage in 25.8%. 181 patients underwent a surgical operation (32%). This percentage is higher that those encountered in the literature, due probably to our specific context(More)
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