Blaise Adelin Tchaou

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The burden of chronic and neuropathic pain is high making it an important public health problem. The epidemiology is not well known in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to determine the prevalence of chronic pain with a neuropathic component at Tititou in Parakou in northeastern Benin. A cross-sectional study was conducted from 1st(More)
In Africa, snakebite envenomations are frequently complicated by life-threatening hemorrhagic syndromes. The authors of the present study conducted a prospective analysis at the University Hospital of Parakou (north of Benin) for seven months (January 1 to July 31, 2014) to assess the contribution of ultrasonography to the diagnosis of internal bleedings(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the preoperative psychological experience and beliefs in adult patients scheduled for surgery at the University Hospital of Parakou. PATIENTS AND METHODS A descriptive and analytical study with prospective data collection conducted over three months (June 1st to August 30, 2012) and involved 75 patients. RESULTS Of the 108 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report was to describe early outcome of surgical management of digestive disease in a tropical setting. Study design. This retrospective, descriptive study was carried out in Benin over the three-year period from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2004. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 613 patients admitted to the intensive care(More)
INTRODUCTION Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is usually a drug-induced disease, involving vital or functional prognosis with 20 to 30% mortality rates. OBJECTIVES The aim was to collect cases of TEN in an intensive care unit in Cotonou National University and Teaching Hospital, and describe epidemiologic, clinical, therapeutic and evolutive patterns. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of early resumption of solid versus liquid food intake after emergency cesarean section in black African women, in terms of gastrointestinal complications and maternal satisfaction. PATIENTS AND METHOD A total of 120 patients were randomly distributed into two groups of 60 each. In group L,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report our neurosurgical experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a departmental teaching hospital in Benin. METHODS This was a descriptive study performed from January 2008 to June 2010. It concerned patients who received surgical treatment after a brain trauma. Conditions for surgical care were based on(More)
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