Benjamin Longo-Mbenza

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The first objective of this study was to determine the baseline prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its individual components using the NCEP-R/ATPIII criteria, IDF criteria for Europe, and IDF criteria for Africa: waist circumference of at least 94 cm for men and women. The second objective was to investigate the incidence and the determinants of type 2(More)
To determine the prevalence and the species spectrum of intestinal parasites (IP) involved in hospitalized AIDS patients, a prospective observational and cross-sectional study was carried out in the four main hospitals in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. From November 2006 through September 2007, a single stool sample was collected from 175(More)
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and to determine the risk factors of DM among urban and rural areas of Kinshasa Hinterland. Research, Design and Methods: Data were collected from a multistage random sample cross-sectional surveys of adult black Africans(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the initiation of regular antiretroviral therapy and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in South Africa in 2004, data on effects of HAART on mortality are not available in our hospital. OBJECTIVES We sought to describe mortality trends and causes of deaths among HIV-infected patients in the HAART era. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Obstetric haemorrhage is the leading direct cause of maternal mortality in South Africa. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, indications, associations and maternal outcomes of emergency peripartum hysterectomies. METHODS A descriptive and retrospective analysis of patients who had peripartum hysterectomy between 1(st) February 2007 and(More)
BACKGROUND Classification of diabetes mellitus is not easily stated in Central Africa using the current diabetes classification of World Health Organization/American Diabetes Association. The objective of the study is to determine the prevalence, classification and risk factors of diabetes mellitus in Kinshasa Hinterland. METHODS A multilevel and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of gender, nutritional anomalies, puberty and socio-economic status on the levels of blood pressure, fat distribution and heat rate in African school children and adolescents. This study also identified the risk factors of arterial hypertension in African adolescents. DESIGN A cross-sectional study carried out between(More)
Objective: To determine the risk factors of poor control of glycated haemoglobin and diabetic retinopathy. The agreement between poor control of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) >7% and poor control of glycemia ≥ 126 mg/dL to classify diabetic retinopathy was also assessed. Design, settings and methods: The study was a cross-sectional survey carried out on 300(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of overweight/obesity, which is an important cardiovascular risk factor, is rapidly increasing worldwide. Abdominal obesity, a fundamental component of the metabolic syndrome, is not defined by appropriate cutoff points for sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE To provide baseline and reference data on the anthropometry/body composition(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the frequencies, presenting characteristics (demographic, clinical and biochemical) and outcomes (duration of admission and mortality rates) for various types of hyperglycaemic crisis. METHODS Retrospective review of medical records of patients with hyperglycaemic crisis admitted to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Mthatha, E Cape,(More)