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We tested the hypothesis that dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) and blood-brain barrier (BBB) function would be compromised in acute mountain sickness (AMS) subsequent to a hypoxia-mediated alteration in systemic free radical metabolism. Eighteen male lowlanders were examined in normoxia (21% O(2)) and following 6 h passive exposure to hypoxia (12%(More)
Infection is the main factor of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The objective of this study is to determine it's epidemiologic outline in senegalese children and adolescents with SCD. We retrospectively studied infection data in all the charts of a cohort of 323 patients with SCD (307 SS, 13 SC and 3 s beta + thalassemia)(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the leading cause of death in childhood. Most of children's deaths happen at home without health level first cares. However in Senegal only health workers are allowed to prescribe antibiotics. A competency-based training was developed to improve and assess the management of acute respiratory infections in(More)
Exercise performance in hypoxia may be limited by a critical reduction in cerebral and skeletal tissue oxygenation, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We examined whether increased systemic free radical accumulation during hypoxia would be associated with elevated microvascular deoxygenation and reduced maximal aerobic capacity (V̇O2 max ).(More)
Ketoacidosis is a frequent mode of revelation of diabetes of the child. Signs of diabetes are generally unperceived or are badly interpreted by the family entourage. We report a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in an eight-year-old child without particular medical history. The context of discovery was an acute abdomen by gastric dilatation in a severe context(More)
AIMS Arterial hypoxaemia stimulates free radical formation. Cellular studies suggest this may be implicated in coagulation activation though human evidence is lacking. To examine this, an observational study was designed to explore relationships between systemic oxidative stress and haemostatic responses in healthy participants exposed to inspiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with arterial occlusive disease are typically hypoxaemic, and exercise is prescribed for rehabilitation. Both stressors independently contract plasma volume (PV), which may influence clinical interpretation of a patient's thrombogenicity. The aim of the study was to emphasise the conceptual significance of PV correction. METHODS AND(More)