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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of nevirapine (NVP) in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTVT) of HIV-1 in children in the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon. METHODS This was a prospective and descriptive hospital-based study in which pre-counselled HIV-infected pregnant women who gave their(More)
A 30-year-old man who presented with delayed puberty and infertility was found to have hypogonadism associated with an absence of circulating luteinizing hormone. The patient had a homozygous missense mutation in the gene that encodes the beta subunit of luteinizing hormone (Gly36Asp), a mutation that disrupted a vital cystine knot motif and abrogated the(More)
This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and assumption of cervical cancer by women living in Maroua, the capital of the Far North Province of Cameroon. In a 1-month period, 171 women were surveyed as to their socioeconomic status, sexual habits, prior knowledge of cervical cancer, its prevention, and their attitudes toward cervical(More)
BACKGROUND In September 2000, the Heads of States of the 191 countries of the United Nations approved the Millennium Declaration in which reduction of pregnancy-related deaths to a quarter by 2015 was one of its goals. However, before the middle of the first decade of this millennium, there were no reports on the status of maternal mortality in Maroua,(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess acceptability and preference for self-collected human papillomavirus tests (self-HPV) compared with traditional physician-sampled Pap tests (physician sampling) in a low-resource country. MATERIALS AND METHODS Women were recruited through a cervical cancer screening campaign conducted in Cameroon. Written and oral(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the circumstances of occurrence and identify potential risk factors for obstetric fistula in northern Cameroon. METHODS A case series study of 42 obstetric fistula patients seeking services at the Provincial Hospital of Maroua, Cameroon, between May 2005 and August 2007. Structured interviews were conducted prior to surgical(More)
Our objective was (i) to assess if a self-collected test for human papillomavirus (HPV) may serve as a primary cervical cancer screening method in a low-resource setting, (ii) to evaluate its implication in a screen and treat approach and (iii) to identify the most eligible age group in a screening program. Women were recruited through a cervical cancer(More)
UNLABELLED Delivery in teenager is associated with increased risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of teenagers (10-19 years or less) to the total number of deliveries over a 10 year period in the Maroua provincial hospital (Cameroon) This was a retrospective study. The deliveries of 3.328 teenagers were analysed as far as their(More)
More than 550,000 women die yearly from pregnancy-related causes. Fifty percent (50%) of the world estimate of maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa alone. There is insufficient information on the risk factors of maternal mortality in Cameroon. This study aimed at establishing causes and risk factors of maternal mortality. This was a case-control(More)