Jawaher Masmoudi

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PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the relationship between corneal graft failure and different factors related to both donors and recipients. PATIENTS and methods: We conducted a retrospective control study on cases treated from January 1998 to December 2000. All records for donors to the eye bank unit of the Sfax forensic medicine(More)
INTRODUCTION Alexithymia was originally defined as the inability to recognize and verbalize emotions. It is characterized by an emptiness of feelings, poverty of imagination or of a life fantasy and difficulties in communicating with other people, as well as lack of positive emotions and a high prevalence of negative emotions. Its presence has been(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to estimate the prevalence of the depression in postpartum in a population of Tunisian parturients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective study, in two stages: first week then between sixth and tenth week of the postpartum. The study was done at CHU Hédi Chaker in Sfax, Tunisia. For tracking postpartum depression, we(More)
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) is a skin disease characterized by the sudden appearance of areas of hair loss on the scalp and other hair-bearing areas, but its aesthetic repercussions can lead to profound changes in patient's psychological status and relationships. AIM The goal was to investigate a possible relationship between AA and alexithymia as(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION Postpartum depression (PPD) is a frequent psychiatric condition, but little is known about its potential bipolar nature and the implication of affective temperaments. The goal of this study is to estimate the prevalence of PPD and assess the affective temperamental profile of those affected. METHOD The study was conducted in the department of(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper focus on studying the prevalence of alexithymia in diabetes type 1 and type 2 and its impact on diabetes's clinical and therapeutic characteristics. We also studied the relationship between alexithymia and emotional disorders in diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved a sample of 125 diabetic patients, among whom 50 had(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)
INTRODUCTION Post-stroke emotional incontinence and bipolar disorder are two disorders that involve the dysfunction of brain structures responsible for emotional regulation. The objective of this work is to study the links between these disorders through a clinical case. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 43-year-old man without previous psychiatric(More)
Objectives. To estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in a population aged over sixty years with type 2 diabetes and to study the impact of anxiety and depression on glycemic balance and disease outcome. Results. The prevalence of anxiety and depression in the 62 subjects included in the(More)