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BACKGROUND Integrated actions against selected risk factors (i.e. smoking, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet) can lead to the reduction of major chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE To implement and evaluate a school-based intervention program to prevent cardiovascular risk factors among children. MATERIALS AND METHODS DESIGN Pre- test post-test quasi(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Angiographic results are commonly used as surrogate markers of the success of intra-arterial therapies for acute stroke. Inter- and intraobserver agreement in judging angiographic results remain poorly characterized. Our goal was to assess 2 commonly used revascularization scales. MATERIALS AND METHODS A portfolio of 148 pre- and(More)
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is an acute immunomediated demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, usually encountered in children or adolescents and characterized by multifocal neurologic deficits of rapid onset. It is often preceded by various infectious diseases or vaccination, but acute disseminated encephalomyelitis developing after(More)
PURPOSE To increase knowledge about smoking via a school prevention programme. PATIENTS AND METHODS This quasi-experimental study included two groups: a control and an intervention group with a pre- and a post-evaluation of knowledge about smoking in each group. The target population consisted of students of 12 to 16 years old in Sousse, Tunisia. To(More)
Oligodendrogliomas are the tumors of normal glial cells of brain called oligodendrocytes. They represent a small proportion of childhood brain tumors and are infrequently encountered in the posterior fossa. CT scan and MRI are very helpful for the preoperative management of oligodendrogliomas. However, due to the rarity and non-specific(More)
UNLABELLED Stemocleidomastoid tumor of infancy (SCMTI) is a rare cause of benign neck masses in neonates and infants. It has to be differentiated from other congenital space-occupying lesions in the cervical region. PATIENTS AND METHODS The files of 13 infants with a mean age of 6 weeks, presenting with a lateral neck mass at Sahloul University Hospital(More)
DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) syndrome is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction. It manifests with pyrexia, eosinophilia, and lymphadenopathy, with multiple organ involvement, mainly the skin, liver, and kidneys. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that DRESS syndrome can be associated with cerebral manifestations,(More)
Periorbital dermoid cysts are benign tumors most often seen in young children. Intraorbital location, though rare, should not be overlooked. Good quality imaging plays a major role in the etiological diagnosis, providing a precise analysis of the location of the lesion, its components, and its effects on adjacent and nearby structures, as well as in(More)
Pseudotumoral cerebellitis in childhood is an uncommon presentation of cerebellitis mimicking a brain tumor. It often follows an inflammatory or infectious event, particularly due to varicella virus. Patients could have a wide clinical spectrum on presentation. Some patients may be asymptomatic or present at most with mild cerebellar signs, whereas others(More)