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Eradication rates following standard triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection are declining. Recent studies, conducted in a number of countries, have shown that sequential therapy for H. pylori infection yields high cure rates. To compare the efficacy and tolerability of a sequential regimen as a first-line treatment of H. pylori infection with a(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' satisfaction is an important indicator for quality of care. Measuring healthcare quality and improving patient satisfaction have become increasingly prevalent, especially among healthcare providers and purchasers of healthcare. This is mainly due to the fact that consumers are becoming increasingly more knowledgeable about healthcare.(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer has become the most common type of cancer in Morocco. In 2005, 127 new cases in women, representing 33.5% of female cancers, were added to the National Center of Oncology registry. The incidence of breast cancer is higher in Morocco than in the three other Maghreb countries, and it is significantly lower than in Western countries(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the characteristics and outcome of adolescent patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) disease. The study concerned 46 pediatric NPC patients treated during the period 1999–2002 at the National Institute of Oncology, Rabat. The median age of the patients was 16 years. The male/female ratio was 2.8/1.(More)
UNLABELLED The diabetic nephropathy is among the first causes of end stage renal disease worldwide. However, the diabetics are often lately refered to the nephrologists. The goal of our study is to determine the stage of the diabetic nephropathy, its risk factors and to appreciate its evolution after a nephrology management in Morocco. METHODS Prospective(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal sequencing of chemotherapy and radiotherapy after breast surgery was largely studied but remains controversial. Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy is a valuable method for adjuvant treatment of breast cancer which is under ongoing research program in our hospital. We are evaluating the feasibility of the concomitant use of chemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence, morphology and distribution of retinal hemorrhages in healthy newborns and their relationship to neonatal, maternal and obstetrical factors, and to determine their natural history. PATIENTS AND METHODS The present study prospectively included 2,031 consecutive healthy newborns. Indirect ophthalmoscopy was performed within(More)
OBJECTIVES Description of the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the patients introducing risk factors of invasive candidiasis. Analysis of risk factors for candidiasis invasive and evaluation of the contribution of colonization index (CI) in the diagnosis of the systematic candidiasis in medical intensive care. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED This study aims at assessing the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) in Moroccan general population and the efficacy of different virological tests in detection of the viral RNA in order to promote its screening. METHODS From December 1st 2005 to April 30th 2007, the prevalence of the anti-HCV antibodies was determined for 8326(More)