Jean Bahebeck

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BACKGROUND The proportion of death and disability related to trauma is increasing in Third-World countries. Thoracic trauma is significantly involved, but few data are available on this issue in African countries with specific local conditions. METHODS The aim of the study is to analyse the diagnosis and management procedures in thoracic trauma in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To review firearm injuries in five hospitals of Douala and Yaounde, both towns of Cameroon, a Sub-Saharan African country where ownership of firearm is forbidden. METHODS This was a retrospective investigation carried out within the period January 1998 to December 2002. Records of the mortuaries, the emergency departments, the intensive care(More)
Abdominal gunshot wound (AGSW) is a trauma emergency. The purpose of this report is to describe our experience with managing AGSW largely without modem investigational modalities. Data was collected retrospectively by reviewing the surgical reports and clinical charts of patients admitted to live hospitals dealing with AGSW over a 5-year period. Incomplete(More)
Neurological manifestations are frequent with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). They can be seen at the onset of the illness but more often they are found during its terminal phase. The aim of this study is to describe the neurological complications observed in AIDS as well as the evolution in the intensive care unit of the Yaounde General(More)
Over a three-year period, the authors prospectively implemented a protocol for management of musculoskeletal sepsis (MSS) in HIV carriers in Yaounde, Cameroon. The diagnosis of MSS was based on conventional criteria. HIV carriage was screened by an ELISA test and confirmed with the Western Blot technique. The immune status was based on CD4 lymphocyte count(More)
BACKGROUND To the best of our knowledge, no reports currently exist on how to manage HIV infected patients in cases where they present with an absolute indication for implant surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the immediate and early outcome of implant orthopaedic surgery in HIV carriers with less than 500CD4/ml (group A) treated with a(More)
A 24-year-old patient with homozygous sickle cell disease developed a stress fracture of the femur. Successive x-rays demonstrated defective ossification and a spontaneous unicortical fracture with no notion of trauma or stressful activities (e.g. sports) followed six months later by a bicortical fracture with displacement and periosteal reaction leading to(More)
A multicentre analysis was carried out on bone tumours in Cameroon during a 10-year period. Registers and patient records of five pathology laboratories were consulted, and all patients with a histological report of a bone tumour were included in the study. A total of 268 bone tumours were studied and the average incidence was 27 tumours a year, or two per(More)
The purpose of this study was to prospectively look for the relative rates and features of musculoskeletal complications in a sample of adult homozygous SS sicklers in Yaoundé. During a 3-year period, known homozygous SS sicklers aged sixteen years or more, with suspicion or evidence of locomotor system disease, including leg ulcer, were consecutively(More)
HYPOTHESIS It is suggested that chewing gum may accelerate postoperative intestinal transit recovery. Chewing gum may therefore produce the same result after open appendectomy. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective, randomized study in a University teaching hospital. PATIENTS 46 patients operated on by open appendectomy due to acute catarrhal appendicitis,(More)