Marie Patrice Halle

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BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary oedema (APO) in patients undergoing chronic dialysis (CD), a common cause of hospital admission in this population, is poorly documented. The objective of this study was to determine the causes, profile, clinical course and outcomes of APO in CD patients admitted in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Medical charts of all CD(More)
INTRODUCTION Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) the most fatal presentation of tuberculosis (TB) especially in HIV-infected patients is a real diagnostic and therapeutic challenge worldwide. In Cameroon where HIV and TB are amongst the leading public health problems, the magnitude of TBM has not been defined. Therefore, the objective of this cross sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND To present the particular aspects of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of patients' characteristics, patency and complication rates, as well as factors influencing them. METHODS From November 2002 to November 2009, 518 fistulas were constructed on adults. Demographic data, patency, and complications(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major threat to the health of people of African ancestry. We assessed the prevalence and risk factors of CKD among adults in urban Cameroon. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of two months duration (March to April 2013) conducted at the Cité des Palmiers health district in the Littoral region of(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is an important predictive factor for morbidity and mortality in patients on maintenance dialysis. The evidence on the magnitude of the problem in sub-Saharan Africa is scanty. We assessed the nutritional status of patients on maintenance hemodialysis in the renal unit of the Douala General Hospital (Cameroon). METHODS Patients on(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the referral pattern of patients with kidney impairment in Cameroon. METHODS Medical files of patients received at the out-patients department of nephrology from January 2001 to December 2003 at the Yaounde General Hospital were reviewed. Individual information recorded included age, sex, and referral sources. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem that disproportionally affects people of African ethnicity. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of CKD and albuminuria in urban and rural adults Cameroonians. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 6-month duration (February to July 2014), conducted in the health(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia and eclampsia, which are the most frequent hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, are associated with renal involvements. We aimed to assess the time trend in blood pressure levels, renal function and proteinuria after delivery, and investigate their determinants in Cameroonian women with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. METHODS(More)
Little is known about the challenges of routine renal replacement therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated the fatal and nonfatal acute hemodialysis (HD) complications in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in two main dialysis centers in Cameroon. 1000 consecutive HD sessions incurred over a 4-month period by 129 patients (96 men, 74%) with(More)
BACKGROUND The association between blood pressure (BP) and diabetic kidney diseases in Africans has been less well investigated. We assessed and compared the strength of the association and discriminatory capability of systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) BP, pulse pressure (PP) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) for nephropathy risk in sub-Saharan Africans(More)