Silman Ndiaye

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A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in March 1999 on the prevalence of smokers and smoking habits among physicians practicing in the Dakar region. The study population was composed of 163 physicians; 128 male (78.5%) and 35 female (21.5%). The prevalence of smokers was 27.6%. The average age of the smokers was 40.5 (+/- 6.2) years (extremes(More)
PURPOSE To quantify two-handed catching in boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) by examining sequencing of the upper limb and trunk segments, and degree of symmetry. METHOD Thirteen boys with DCD( ̅x=9.36 years ± 0.68) and 13 Controls ( ̅x=9.16 years ± 0.68) participated. Children performed 10 two-handed central catching trials, with the(More)
In this study the authors report 5 cases of malignant lymphomas consisting in a Hodgkin's disease and 4 non Hodgkinian lymphomas. Patients aged from 16 to 55 years were 4 males and 1 female, consulting in Department of respiratory disorders of the University Hospital in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, from 1986 thru 1992. Detoriation of the general status,(More)
We report two cases of localized benign pleural mesothelioma with different clinical features. Neuropsychiatric symptoms, including coma, hemiplegia, seizures and misbehavior predominated in the first case, associated with hypoglycemia. The symptoms in the second case were essentially respiratory (cough, dyspnea, and chest pain). Treatment consisted in(More)
The Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS) is defined by the association of chest pain with dyspnea, fever, a recent radiological abnormality and hyperleucocytosis. Acute pulmonary complications are the primary cause of mortality in sickle cell patients. We report a 19-year old male patient with homozygous sickle cell anemia who consults for respiratory symptomatology(More)
The Fernand Widal syndrome combines a nasal polyposis, an asthma and aspirin sensitivity. It remains a nosological entity often unrecognized because of the trivialization of aspirin in-take on the one hand the other its etiopathogenesis which has not yet been clarified because of the inhibition of the cyclo-oxygenase. In actual fact the aspirin molecule has(More)
National immunization and control programs have not brought about a significant decline in tuberculosis, which remains a real public health concern in our regions. Prevention in the working environment should be part of an overall prevention program for the general population. Nevertheless, companies should play a leading role because they have the(More)
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