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Background. Alopecia areata (AA) has a significant impact on the quality of life and social interaction of those suffering from it. Our aim was to assess the impact of AA on the quality of life. Methods. Fifty patients diagnosed with AA seen in the Department of Dermatology of Hedi Chaker University Hospital, between March 2010 and July 2010, were included.(More)
Rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L’Hér.), which is used in traditional Tunisian folk medicine for the treatment of hyperglycaemia, is widely known as one of the medicinal herbs with the highest antioxidant activity. The present paper is conducted to test the hypoglycemic and antioxidative activities of the leaf essential oil of P. graveolens.(More)
BACKGROUND Several authors emphasize the close relationship between self-esteem and athletic performance; such a relationship may raise the following question: by saying "strong" or "without any physical condition", is it a fair presentation of the individual's abilities or he reveals the most fundamental aspects of his personality, such as emotional(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in chronic hemodialysis patients and is associated with mortality. AIM To evaluate the prevalence of the depression in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, and to identify the correlated factors. METHODS The study population included 106 patients on chronic hemodialysis. The(More)
Impulsivity as a trait characteristic is increased in bipolar disorder and may be a core factor of the illness. The objectives of our work are to evaluate the level of impulsivity among patients with bipolar disorder and to study its relation with mood state, alcohol misuse, suicide attempts and other socio-demographic and clinical factors. We measured(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a common condition especially in the postpartum. It exposes mothers, newborns and couples for psychosocial complications. AIMS They were to estimate the prevalence of the depression in postpartum in a population of 302 Tunisian parturients and to identify its associated factors. METHODS Our study was prospective, in two stages:(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the place of prebiotics in the management of neonatal inguinal hernia. Boys with a diagnosis of unilateral non-complicated inguinal hernia, aged less than 40 days, were prospectively followed from January 2012 to December 2014. Clinical and psychiatric data and outcomes were collected before and after prebiotics(More)