Luciane Fortes

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UNLABELLED Nosocomial infections constitute today a great public health problem that is still ignored or poorly mastered in our health institutions. METHOD A prevalence study initiated by the CLIN (committee for the prevention of nosocomial infections) was recently conducted at the Fann teaching hospital. A questionnaire was prepared and submitted to all(More)
The objective of this study conducted between January 2000 and December 2007 was to assess the current epidemiological, clinical and outcome features of maternal tetanus (MT) observed in the Infectious Diseases Clinic of Fann University Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. A total of 1156 patients were admitted for tetanus during this period including 9 (0.8%)(More)
The objective of this article was to describe the epidemiological and outcome features of tetanus in the woman of childbearing age (WCBAT) and compare them with neonatal tetanus (NT) and other tetanus cases in a hospital department in Dakar from 1998 to 2007. A retrospective study was conducted using the files of WCBAT (15 to 49 years old), NT (3 to 28 days(More)
OBJECTIVES This study had for aim to describe and compare the epidemiological, clinical and outcome features of tetanus in neonates (NT) and women of child bearing age (WCBAT) in Dakar. PATIENTS AND METHOD This retrospective study was made on NT (3 to 28 days of age) and WCBAT (15 to 49 years of age) patient files, admitted in the Fann University Hospital(More)
Tetanus is still a major health problem in Sénégal. In order to understand some of these reasons, we conducted a study. The aim of this study is to assess ironworkers' knowledge, behaviors and practices about tetanus. This knowledge, behaviors and practices survey was carried out in ironworks of two neighborhoods of Dakar from April 5 to May 10, 2008. 41(More)
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