Héla Cheikhrouhou

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The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the changes in the calculation of minimum regulatory capital requirements for credit risk that have been drafted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel II). Even though the revised credit capital rules represent a dramatic change compared to Basel I, it is shown that Basel II merely(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and safety of the laporascopic treatment of perforated duodenal ulcer. METHODS This retrospective study included patients who underwent laparoscopic treatment of perforated duodenal ulcer during the seven-year period from 2001 to 2007. The procedure included direct suture of(More)
We discuss the causes of virilism in pregnancy and the impact of hyperandrogeny on the female foetus. We report a case of virilism in a 28-year-old, gravida 1, para 1 patient with normal pregnancy and review the literature. After conception, the patient had been well until the 18th week of gestation, when she developed signs of virilization; her serum(More)
The authors report three cases of malignant pheochromocytomas. Metastases occurred in the liver in two cases whereas malignancy was suspected in the third case because of recurrence and local invasion. One case was pregnant at diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. Pheochromocytoma was associated to papillary thyroïd carcinoma in another case. The treatment(More)
We report a retrospective study about 18 Cushing's diseases in the department of endocrinology at Charles Nicolle hospital in 24 years. The mean age was 33.7 years with a male-female ratio of 4/14. Diagnosis was established on adrenocorticotropin hormone analysis and pituitary imaging. Transsphenoidal adenomectomy was released in 8 cases of Cushing's(More)
Mediastinitis are among the most dreadful infectious complications following cardiac surgery. Their prognosis depends essentially on the precociousness of the diagnosis. In most of the cases, the medical treatment associated with an irrigation drainage is sufficient. But in case of severe sternal dehiscence, plastic surgery becomes necessary in order to(More)
BACKGROUND The syndrome of Bardet-Biedl is definite clinically by the association of obesity, polydactyly, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogonadism and backwardness. AIM To study the epidemiologic, clinical, biological, genetic, therapeutic and evolutionary characteristic of our patients. METHODS We carried out a retrospective study concerning 11(More)
THE AIM To evaluate the frequency of obesity in children scolarised in Zaghouan, and to show the protective effect of breast feeding. METHODS A retrospective study, included 162 children (aged 2 to 6 years), from 3 kindergartens situated in Zaghouan, during 2006. A questionnaire was drawn up, filled out by parents, concerning the breast feeding, the(More)
The authors report a case of a 49-year-old woman presenting a Cushing's syndrome (January 1997). The Magnetic Resonance Image of the pituitary gland revealed a microadenoma without extension in the cavernous sinus and a partial empty sella. The computed tomography scan showed a discreet bilateral adrenal hyperplasia with a left nodule (23 mm in diameter) a(More)