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Three studies about relation between pregnancy and malaria have been conducted in CAR. The comparative study between plasmodic indexes (PI) et placental appositions (PAP) had shown that PAP offers biggest sensibility in the diagnosis of malaria infection (37.1% for PAP versus 17.1% for PI). The comparison of the PAP with placental anatomopathological study(More)
Our aim was to analyze the financial costs of health care for women in labor transferred to primary referral maternity units in childbirth at risk. Another aim was to consider the willingness of women and their husbands to financially save and support the increasing costs of health care. For 15 consecutive days, medical students interviewed all women(More)
uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum series to issue informal scientific and technical publications when complete formal review and editorial processing are not appropriate or feasible. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal scientific and technical literature. Notice to Users of this Document This(More)
The aim is to describe the characteristics of osteoporotic pelvic fractures and their outcome. We recorded clinical and biological characteristics of 60 osteoporotic pelvic fractures hospitalized in our Department of Rheumatology and assessed their outcome in 51 cases, using a questionnaire administrated by phone call. In our population, pelvic fractures(More)
Diarrheal morbidity and mortality in children less than 5 years old were studied in Bangui, Central African Republic, by a cluster survey. We found a high prevalence of diarrheal disease with an estimated annual incidence of 7 episodes of diarrhea per child per year. The estimated annual mortality rate for children less than 5 years old was 28.6 per 1,000(More)
PURPOSE There is growing evidence that oxytocin, which regulates appetite, plays a role in bone remodelling and improves osteoporosis. We previously showed a significant decrease in circulating oxytocin levels in postmenopausal osteoporotic women compared to healthy controls. However, factors involved in the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, such as(More)
A safe motherhood program was launched in Benin in 1989. One of the methods used to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity was the partogram. We recently conducted a survey in maternity facilities in urban and rural Benin to assess its utilisation rate and the quality of its use. In this cross-sectional survey, all facilities were asked to respond to a(More)
The National Marine Fisheries Service's Alaska Fisheries Science Center uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum series to issue informal scientific and technical publications when complete formal review and editorial processing are not appropriate or feasible. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal(More)