Nozha Brahmi

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We present 2 cases of myocardial damage induced by Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) poisoning in young patients without any history of cardiovascular disease. ECG findings revealed the presence of localized ST segment elevation in precordial leads (V1-V4) in the first case and (V3-V6) in the second associated to an increase of the serum troponine T level at 23(More)
Methanol poisoning continues to be a public health problem in Tunisia in spite of the different legislative measures. We report a series of 16 cases of methanol poisoning admitted to our Intensive Care Unit between December 2003 and April 2004. The patients' median age was 21.5 years (range 16 to 53 years) with a median SAPS II of 14 (range 12 to 84) and an(More)
Datura stramonium is a hallucinogenic plant which causes serious poisoning. Clinical symptoms are those of atropinic intoxication with psychiatric manifestations of dryness of mouth, mydriasis, tachycardia and hallucinations. Diagnosis is essentially clinical. Treatment is symptomatic and suppurative; prognosis is usually favorable.
Amniocentesis is a routine technique for prenatal diagnosis. The incidence of severe intra-amniotic infection is very low. We report a case of septic shock following an amniocentesis in a 34-year-old women. Patient admitted in intensive care unit and need mechanical ventilation and vasoactives drugs to control hemodynamic pertubation. Bacteriological data(More)
Euphorbia paralias is known in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, a purgative and for its local anesthetic property. To the best our knowledge, renal toxicity of this substance has not been previously reported. In this paper, we report the case of a 29-year-old male who developed renal damage following ingestion of Euphorbia paralias. He(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of early onset ovarian hyperstimulation with massive pleural effusion and respiratory failure before IVF. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University teaching intensive care unit. PATIENT(S) A 26-year-old healthy woman with an unexplained infertility transferred to the intensive care unit on day 4 after hCG injection for early(More)
Because Acinetobacter baumannii has become an alarming endemic pathogen in our country we decided to conduct this prospective study, from January 2004 to December 2005, in order to determine risk factors and outcomes involved in clinical colonization or infection by A. baumannii in a 16-bed Tunisian intensive care unit (ICU). One hundred and two A.(More)