Blaise Traoré

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Malaria during pregnancy is associated with maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. In order to minimize the burden, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is widely used in Africa as an intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). However, only limited data are available on the pharmacokinetics of sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine during(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) circulating in Bamako and to examine the relationship between the strains and their drug susceptibility profiles. METHODS Between 2006 and 2010, we conducted a cross-sectional study using spoligotyping to identify strains of MTC recovered from 126 tuberculosis (TB) patients under(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children in Africa. The circulation of viruses classically implicated in ARIs is poorly known in Burkina Faso. The aim of this study was to identify the respiratory viruses present in children admitted to or consulting at the pediatric hospital in Ouagadougou. (More)
The prevalence of epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa is about 15 per thousand; against 6 to 8 per thousand in industrialized countries. Health, social, economic conditions and misknowledge could explain this situation. The objective of this survey was to study the knowledge of parents of children with or without epilepsy about this disease in Mali. 423 adults(More)
Maternal mortality remains a serious threat especially to developing countries. We proposed to determine the frequency, causes and contributing factors to maternal mortality in order to improve the quality. of care. This is a retrospective study on 138 cases from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2008 at the Maternity Center Hospital Régional of Ségou. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Data about childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood malignancy in industrialized countries, are scarce in African publications. The purpose of this prospective, unicentric study were to assess the socio-demographic, clinic and laboratory characteristics of the children treated for lymphoblastic leukemia in our pediatric(More)
During three months of sampling, one thousand nine hundred and thirty five sand flies belonging to thirteen species of Phlebotomine sandflies were collected in suburban location of Bamako. Phlebotomus duboscqi, which is the common vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Mali, was found for the first time in Bamako mostly within human houses, which can confirm(More)
UNLABELLED Cancer today is being treated as a public health problem in Africa, as in developed countries. OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the epidemiology and outcome of children treated in the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Gabriel Touré Teaching Hospital in Bamako (Mali), six years after it opened. METHODS Retrospective study(More)
Breast milk contains pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines with potential to influence immunological maturation in the child. We have shown previously that country of birth is associated with the cytokine/chemokine profile of breast milk. In this study we have investigated how these differences in breast milk affect the cellular response of(More)
Being the only established vectors of the protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, sand flies have become very important in all countries where leishmaniasis exists. To better understand the sand fly fauna, a taxonomic inventory study was carried out between January and March 2012 in Soudan savannah (Boundioba, Sikasso) and Sahelian (Tieneguebougou,(More)