Moussa Traoré

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OBJECTIVE To assess the rates and determinants of mortality, loss to follow-up and immunological failure in a nongovernmental organization-implemented program of access to antiretroviral treatment in Côte d'Ivoire. METHODS In each new treatment center, professionals were trained in HIV care, and a computerized data system was implemented. Individual(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess clinic- and community-based trends in demographic and behavioral characteristics and clinic-based trends in HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. DESIGN Multiyear cross-sectional study of first-time attenders in Clinique de Confiance, a confidential STD clinic;(More)
BACKGROUND In Western Europe, North America, and Australia, large cohort collaborations have been able to estimate the short-term CD4 cell count-specific risk of AIDS or death in untreated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults with high CD4 cell counts. In sub-Saharan Africa, these CD4 cell count-specific estimates are scarce. METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, and to determine their HIV prevalence and related risk factors. DESIGN A cross-sectional study among clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. METHODS A trained interviewer approached clients leaving the room of a female sex(More)
A 33-yr-old man undergoing anorectal surgery developed cauda equina syndrome and bilateral profound hearing loss after single-injection spinal anesthesia with isobaric bupivacaine. There was no pain on needle placement. Neurologic assessment found impaired sensation to pinprick in the perineal region, lower extremity paralysis, and bowel and bladder(More)
In July of 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) sponsored the second conference on the Assessment of NeuroAIDS in Africa, which was held in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference mission was to address the regional variations in epidemiology of HIV-related neurological disorders as well as the(More)
As genetic advances become incorporated into health care delivery, disparities between developing and developed countries may become greater. By addressing genetic health care needs and specific differences of developing countries, these disparities may be mitigated. We sought to describe the attitudes and knowledge of subjects with hereditary neurological(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the performance of a new weight estimation strategy (Mercy Method) with four existing weight-estimation methods (APLS, ARC, Broselow, and Nelson) in children from Ouelessebougou, Mali. METHODS Otherwise healthy children, 2 mos to 16 yrs, were enrolled and weight, height, humeral length (HL) and mid-upper arm circumference(More)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare hereditary connective tissue disorder characterized by congenital malformation of the great toes and by progressive heterotopic ossification of striated muscles and soft tissues. We report a case of FOP in a Malian boy and review the clinical and radiographic manifestations of this disorder.(More)
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder of childhood characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, telangiectasia, and immune defects, and is caused by mutations in the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene [1]. The incidence of the disease is about 1 in 40,000 to 100,000 births [2]. A-T has been reported worldwide [3], but(More)