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INTRODUCTION El-Menia is an oasis located in the middle of Algerian Sahara. The drinking water in this oasis has low sodium content. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of hypertension, to describe the metabolic characteristics of population study and to assess the factors associated with blood pressure levels. METHODS A cross(More)
OBJECTIVE A program against nosocomial infections was implemented in 2001 in the university hospital of Blida. A yearly survey of nosocomial infection (NI) prevalence was carried out from 2001 to 2005 to evaluate this program's impact. The aim of these surveys was to evaluate the rate of NI prevalence. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients hospitalized for(More)
BACKGROUND Publications are the primary output of scientific research. We conducted a national study to quantify Algerian medical teachers' research output and identify its determinants during the 2000-2009 decade. METHODS The American Medline database and the French Pascal database were used. A publication was eligible only if the lead author was an(More)
INTRODUCTION The metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It exposes to two main complications: cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes. This risk is higher among women. It causes a high cardiovascular mortality. OBJECTIVES Assess the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) among our black hypertensive population. Study of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the epidemiology of surgical site infection (SSI) in Algeria. To determine the incidence and predictors of SSI in the 70-bed general surgery department at the Blida University Hospital, a 1-year prospective study (May 2006 to April 2007) was conducted. METHODS SSIs were classified according to the National Nosocomial(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to assess the awareness of standard precautions (SP) among healthcare professionals, 1 year after the latest national guidelines were issued. METHODS A multicenter cross-sectional survey was conducted in 34 volunteer institutions in 2010. Data was collected using an anonymous and self-administered questionnaire. The data(More)
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