Imed Ben Amor

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OBJECTIVE:C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a nonspecific marker of inflammation that is moderately elevated in obesity, metabolic syndrome (MS), and type 2 diabetes, has been proposed as a surrogate marker of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Its clinical usefulness in the diagnosis of NASH was evaluated in severely obese patients without or with MS, diabetes,(More)
BACKGROUND Internal hernia (IH) is a well known complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) which is more frequently encountered when the RYGBP is done laparoscopically. METHODS Patients with IH were identified from a prospective data-base of morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery at our center. RESULTS 10 patients with IH were(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few recent reports have suggested a correlation between obesity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of IBS in a prospective cohort of obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Nice Hospital (France). METHODS One hundred obese patients were included prospectively before bariatric(More)
INTRODUCTION Although diverticular disease of the colon is frequent, perforated diverticulitis causing subcutaneous emphysema is a uncommon entity. We wish to present this extremely rare case of perforated colonic diverticulum in the subcutaneous tissue, which is the first one that we have encountered in our practice, along with the accompanying diagnostic(More)
INTRODUCTION Diverticular disease of the colon is a frequent pathology; however, perforated diverticulitis with a spontaneous sigmoidocutaneous fistula revealed by a perianal abscess is an uncommon presentation. We present this extremely rare case of a perforated sigmoid diverticulum in the perianal area, which is the first case that we have encountered in(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia philadelphie positive (Ph+ AML) is a rare aggressive acute leukemia with poor prognosis. We report a patient with ph positive AML (FAB5), the transcript bcr/abl was not performed at diagnosis. She achieved complete remission after conventional induction chemotherapy. The consolidation therapy was based on Imatinib only due to(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with a chronic and low-grade inflammation which may cause hypoferremia as seen in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between iron status and markers of inflammation in morbidly obese women and the effect of bariatric surgery. METHODS Our cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND During the past decade, the field of bariatric surgery has changed dramatically. OBJECTIVES The study aims to summarize and perform a periodic assessment of the current trends in the use of bariatric surgery in France and review findings on the long-term progression of bariatric surgery. The data were extracted from the national registry(More)