Mamadou Cellou Balde

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BACKGROUND & AIMS The natural history of pediatric Crohn's disease and risk factors necessitating surgery have not been thoroughly described. METHODS In a geographically derived incidence cohort diagnosed from 1988 to 2002, we identified 404 Crohn's disease patients (ages, 0-17 years at diagnosis) with a follow-up time >or=2 years. RESULTS Median(More)
BACKGROUND The Prospective Evaluation of Pacemaker Lead Endocarditis study is a multicenter, prospective survey of the incidence and risk factors of infectious complications after implantation of pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators. METHODS AND RESULTS Between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2000, 6319 consecutive recipients of implantable(More)
An open, pragmatic, phase IV clinical trial was undertaken to measure tolerance and assess the effectiveness of Antivipmyn® Africa, antivenom composed of lyophilized F(ab')(2) fragments of immunoglobulin G in field conditions. The study was conducted at the Institut Pasteur of Guinea (IPG) from August 2009 to February 2010. Two hundred twenty-eight victims(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors evaluated the safety and efficacy of Inoserp(®) Pan Africa, a new polyvalent antivenom composed of highly purified and lyophilized fragments of F(ab')2 immunoglobulins, recently registered in Benin and Guinea. METHODS We treated 100 patients in northern Benin (Atacora) and 109 in Maritime Guinea (Kindia) with confirmed envenomation.(More)
OBJECTIVES The natural history of ulcerative colitis (UC) has been poorly described in children. METHODS In a geographically derived incidence cohort diagnosed from 1988 to 2002, we identified 113 UC patients (age 0-17 years at diagnosis) with a follow-up of at least 2 years. The cumulative risk of colectomy was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. Risk(More)
Sexual dysfunction is frequent in the diabetic population. In Africa, medical care for erectile dysfunction is underprovided, profoundly altering the quality of life of the patients. We report the prevalence of erectile dysfunction in 187 diabetic patients followed in the department of Endocrinology of the Conakry teaching hospital. Prevalence was estimated(More)
BACKGROUND Geographic variations in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may reflect variations in the distribution of environmental etiologic factors. We assessed spatial variation in the incidence of IBD in northern France and analyzed its association with a deprivation index. METHODS All cases of IBD included in the EPIMAD registry between(More)
In Guinea Elapids are responsible for 20% of envenomations. The associated case fatality rate (CFR) ranged 15-27%, irrespective of treatment. We studied 77 neurotoxic envenomations divided in 3 groups: a set of patients that received only traditional or symptomatic treatments, and two other groups that received either 2 or 4 initial vials of Antivipmyn®(More)
An exhaustive study has been carried out in the rural development community (DRC) of Frilguiagbe, located at 115 km from Conakry in the Conakry-Kindia highway. It concerns a population of 23,442 inhabitants divided into 3,047 households. The survey was carried out at three levels:--community level;--health centres;--traditional healers. In the household(More)
BACKGROUND Cystitis is the most common genitourinary complication in Crohn's disease (CD). We assessed the prevalence of and risk factors for urinary tract infections (UTI) in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). METHODS Among the 1173 IBD patients of the "Nancy IBD cohort" seen between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009, 56 hospitalized patients had 76(More)