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This study investigated the carriage of Neisseria meningitidis group W135 (NmW135) belonging to sequence type (ST)-2881, ST-11 and NmA ST-7, as these three lineages have been responsible for sporadic cases in 2003 in Niamey (Niger). ST-7 and ST-11 were also the two genotypes involved in recent outbreaks in the African meningitis belt. Among the 97 Nm… (More)
The authors examine the use of a halo-vest brace in the treatment of fractures of the upper cervical spine. This brace forms a valid alternative to the classic plaster cast in that it is easily positioned, well tolerated by the patient and has a high restrictive capacity for the centre of the fracture. In the cases treated by the authors no complications… (More)
A previous study showed that B:4:P1.15 was the most frequent phenotype of Neisseria meningitidis isolated in Casablanca (Morocco). To determine if there was an epidemic clone, MLST and PFGE were used to compare 13 B:4:P1.15 strains isolated from September 1999 to December 2000. MLST showed 4 Sequence Types (ST): ST-33 was the most frequent ST (9/13 strains)… (More)
The paper describes the surgical technique of microdiscectomy used in lumbar slipped disk and its clinical indications. A total of 113 patients were treated with microdiscectomy over a period of 4 years with positive results in 90% of cases.
Meniscal suture using an arthroscopic route is a safe method with an extremely low percentage of failure and complications. The two techniques most commonly used (from inside to outside and from outside to inside) are similar. The introduction of the needle as far as possible from neurovascular structures makes the outside-inside technique less risky. In… (More)
The authors describe the technique of percutaneous fine needle aspiration in contained lumbar slipped disk and its clinical indications. The paper reports a series of 20 patients treated two years with positive results in 75% of cases.
The paper examines a microsurgical technique of neurolysis and epineurotomy in the treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome. The cases reported comprise an homogeneous group of 61 "idiopathic" syndromes (slight chronic tenovaginitis of the flexors) at the irritative or sensitive stage. A complete recovery was obtained in 70% of cases and patient assessment… (More)