Féthi Merad

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of omentoplasty (OP) in the prevention of anastomotic leakage after colonic or rectal resection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA It has been proposed that OP--wrapping the omentum around the colonic or rectal anastomosis--reinforces intestinal sutures with the expectation of lowering the rate of anastomotic leakage. However,(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the role of drainage in the prevention of complications after elective rectal or anal anastomosis in the pelvis. Anastomotic leakage after colorectal resection is more prevalent when the anastomosis is in the distal or infraperitoneal pelvis than in the abdomen. The benefit of pelvic drains versus their potential harm has been(More)
BACKGROUND Only 4 controlled trials have investigated whether prophylactic abdominal drainage was of value after colonic resection. None have been able to find any statistically significant difference, but the number of patients was small and the beta error risk was high. OBJECTIVES To compare patients who underwent abdominal drainage with those who did(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency was found in 3.2% of the male population living in the urban area of Algiers. The deficient subjects originated from multiple geographic regions of Northern Algeria, with prevalence of individuals of Berber-Kabyle origin. Red blood cell G6PD was partially purified and characterized in deficient males from(More)
The literature suggests that outpatient tonsillectomy in children is a safe and cost-effective procedure. These conclusions have been based on the low rate of post-operative complications. Recent papers suggest contra-indications for ambulatory surgery in some patients. A retrospective study involving 311 children was performed in our Department. We defined(More)
The P-POSSUM score, the most well known of predictive scores for postoperative mortality, requires validation for population and setting. Validation methods included discrimination (C-index statistic), observed:expected (O:E) ratio, calibration with the Hosmer-Lemeshow test, and subgroup analysis (emergency surgery, cancer, age, organs). The study included(More)
Twenty hemolytic accidents due to G6PD deficiency in Algeria are reported: 13 cases of favism, 2 cases of neonatal jaundice, one drug accident (aspirin), 4 of unknown cause. These accidents concern above all children, were clinically severe and required transfusion.
The normal level of G6PD activity of the red cells is 6.6 +/- 1.6 i.u/g Hb in men and 6.9 +/- 1.6 i.u./g Hb in women. The histogram of the distribution in the population is not symmetrical. G6PD deficiency is present in Algeria at the national level of 3% (+/- 0.5). The level is less high in the mountainous areas of arab culture, higher in the berber(More)
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