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A door-to-door survey was used to determine the prevalence of epilepsy among 4500 people within the Pikine Health District (population 480,000) Senegal. Prevalence was 14.2/1000, and 23.4% of all people with epilepsy had never received appropriate treatment. Figures for the prevalence had increased since a previous survey in 1989. In parallel a study of(More)
Degradation of signaling proteins is one of the most powerful tumor-suppressive mechanisms by which a cell can control its own growth, its survival, and its motility. Emerging evidence suggests that autophagy limits several signaling pathways by degrading kinases, downstream components, and transcription factors; however, this often occurs under stressful(More)
To make the hospital environment healthier for those it serves, the management of biomedical waste (BMW) was studied in the Ziguinchor Regional Hospital Center (RHC) in Senegal from 1 March through 15 March, 2000. The RHC incinerator had stopped operating in 1993. Problems in BMW management were observed at all levels. Neither identification nor sorting(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this epidemiological study was to determine factors influencing management of obstetrical fistula (OF) by attempting to understand the itinerary followed by women suffering from OF in Niger. Study was carried out during the surgery session that took place at the Niamey National Hospital from April 18 to 29, 2006. Study variables(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the socio-demographic profile and<np pagenum="048"/> treatment of women suffering from obstetric fistula (OF) in southeastern Senegal. Conducted between August 2007 and January 2008, the study focused on women treated in regional hospitals in Tambacounda and Kolda. The data were collected using questionnaire-based(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the economic implications of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) on malaria management through the rational use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). The study was carried out in 2006 from November 10th to December 10th; it focused on patients who were seen and treated with ACT for suspicion of uncomplicated malaria in the(More)
The authors report the case of a 30 year old man with a left ventricular aneurysm who was seropositive to HIV 1 and HIV 2. The patient was stage IVC 1 (AIDS related complex) by the "Center for Disease Control" classification. The clinical presentation was pyrexia, loss of weight, micropolyadenopathy and cardiac failure. The electrocardiogramme showed low(More)
Malaria is assimilated with its cardinal symptom, i.e., fever. Treatment of fever with antimalarial drugs is crucial to the prevention of malaria-related death in Senegal. The objective of this study was to analyze fever-treatment practices as a basis for making realistic recommendations for self-treatment in the northern health district of Dakar, Senegal.(More)
Most of road accident casualties are directed to the "Centre de Traumatologie et d'Orthopedie" between March 1989 and March 1991, the emergency Department received 8250 casualties treated by a team core comprising anesthetist-intensive care doctors and orthopaedic surgeons supplemented when necessary by other specialists. Out of those 8250 casualties aged(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability of direct observation for measuring intrapartum care and compare this method with clinical audits using objective criteria based on patients' medical charts. DESIGN Cross-sectional study, data collected by two independent evaluators. SETTING Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. PARTICIPANTS Thirty consecutive intrapartum(More)