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Aida Khadhar, Alia Zehani, Yassine Ben Safta, Mohamed Amine Bani, Ines Chelly, Slim Haouet, Nidhameddine Kchir
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May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Rachid Bouchentouf
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May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Saoussen Bacha, Wissal Skandagi, Mouna Khemiri, Soumaya Oueslati, Naouel Chaouch, Hager Racil, Sana Cheikhrouhou, Mohamed Lamine Megdiche, Abdellatif Chabbou
Background Weight gain is very frequent after smoking cessation and constitutes an obstacle to the decision to quit smoking. Aim To assess the impact of smoking cessation on the weight and eating behaviour. Methods This was a prospective study that included thirty four smokers. A questionnaire allowing the assessment of the eating behaviour was given to all smokers at the first consultation and at one month of smoking cessation. Results The mean age was 40.32 years. Thirty two smokers were males. The mean weight had increased by 1...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Rym Ennaifer, Myriam Cheikh, Hayfa Romdhane, Rafika El Elj, Houda Ben Nejma, Wassila Bougassas, Najet Bel Hadj
Background Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality encountered in cirrhotic patients. Recent studies have shown that hyponatremia was correlated with severity of cirrhosis and associated with increased risk of complications and mortality. However this relationship is still unclear. The aims of the present study were to search predictive factors for hyponatremia in cirrhosis and to assess its prognostic value. Methods We performed a retrospective study, including consecutive cirrhotic patients admitted to our department between January 2011 and April 2014...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Badreddine Ben Khalifa, Sahbi Naouar, Wael Gazzah, Braiek Salem, Rafik El Kamel
Objective To review with our experience the predictors of stone-free status after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on urinary stones. Methods The records of 68 consecutive patients with urinary stones treated with ESWL were reviewed. Patient age, sex, body mass index (BMI), stone dimension, stone Hounsfield density (HD) and stone composition determined by infrared spectroscopic analysis were studied as potential predictors. Results Stone Hounsfield density and stone composition were found to be the only predictors of treatment outcome...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Soumaya Chatti, Wassim Ben Mansour, Jérôme Brunelin, Amel Mrad, Mohamed Saoud, Leila Gassab, Emmanuel Poulet, Anwar Mechri
Objectives to estimate the prevalence of persistent auditory hallucinations (AHs) in a group of schizophrenic patients, to evaluate their dimensions and to identify their clinical associated factors. Method This was a cross-sectional study carried-on 144 out-patients followed for schizophrenia, according DSM-IV-TR criteria. The assessment was consisted by the collect of epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic data and the use of the Hoffman's auditory hallucinations rating scale (AHRS), and the positive and negative symptoms scale (PANSS)...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Houda Bousorra, Asma Labidi, Monia Fekih, Nadia Ben Mustapha, Meriem Serghini, Jalel Boubaker, Azza Filali
Introudction Crohn's disease (CD) is a lifelong condition. Multiple imaging investigations are often performed during follow-up. This could cause overexposure to radiation. The aim of our study was to determine mean radiation dose in patients  with  at least a 5-year course of CD and to determine possible risk factors associated with exposure to high doses of radiation. Methods We conducted a retrospective study including patients whose CD was diagnosed between 1998 and 2005. Epidemiologic features of patients, characteristics of the disease,  types of imaging investigations that were performed during follow-up and cumulative radiation effective dose were determined...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Mona Mlika, Mouna Ben Kilani, Anissa Berraies, Emna Braham, Agnes Hamzaoui, Faouzi Mezni
Background The bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cellular analysis is an invasive method of exploration of the lung. Its diagnostic value in interstitial lung disease (ILD) is integrated to a multi-disciplianry approach implicating clinicians, radiologists and pathologists. Aim We targeted to evaluate the diagnostic value of the BAL. Methods We reported a retrospective study about patients hospitalized for an ILD since the 1st January 2011 to the 31th December 2013. Thirty three patients were admitted in the Department of Pulmonology and the BAL analyses were studied in the Department of Pathology of the same hospital...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Manel Jellouli, Meriem Ferjani, Amal Oueslati, Kamel Abidi, Ouns Naija, Yousra Hammi, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Tahar Gargah
Introduction Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is still the most common modality used in treatment for children with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The objective of this study was to identify the epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological factors affecting the outcome of PD. Methods In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 85 patients who were treated with DP for the last ten years (from January 2004 to December 2013) in the Department of Pediatrics in Charles Nicolle hospital, Tunis. Results The mean duration of PD was 18...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Jihen Ben Amar, Boutheina Ben Safta, Haifa Zaibi, Besma Dhahri, Mohamed Ali Baccar, Saloua Azzabi
Background Lung cancer is the main cause of death from cancer in the world. The 5-year survival is about 15%. Despite the progress of medicine the mortality rate decreased only marginally. This poor prognosis is due to late diagnosis. Aim To evaluate overall survival and prognostic factors in patients locally advanced or metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods Retrospective study including 180 patients with non-small cell lung cancer hospitalized in the department of Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis between January 2007 and December 2014...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Manel Jellouli, Kamel Abidi, Mouna Askri, Meriem Ferjani, Ouns Naija, Yousra Hammi, Rym Goucha, Tahar Gargah
Background Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) represents 20% of nephrotic syndrome in children. The clinical course and prognosis is heterogeneous in children. The aim of this study was to analyze treatment and outcome of children with FSGS. Methods This retrospective study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics in Charles Nicolle Hospital during a 15-year period (1996-2010). Results There were 30 children, 16 boys and 14 girls. The mean age was 7 ± 4 years. Nephrotic syndrome was observed in 26 patients, hematuria was noticed in 2 patients and renal insufficiency was detected in 2 patients at presentation...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Dhia Mekki, Mechaal Mourali, Lassad Mekaouer, Faouzia Hemila, Chiraz El Fekih
Objective To evaluate the prognosis of the second twin according to different criteria (presentation, mode of delivery , term, weight, weight difference between twins ,twin to twin delivery time interval, studying the Apgar scores at birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Materials and Methods This is a retrospective study of 183 parturients carrying twin pregnancies collected at the department of Obstetrics-Gynecology in Mahmoud Matri Hospital (Ariana) over a period of 9 years ( 1st January 2001 to 31st December, 2009 ) ...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Samah Joobeur, Sonia Rouatbi, Imed Latiri, Raoudha Sfaxi, Helmi Ben Saad
Background Walk tests, especially the 6-min walk-test (6MWT), are commonly used in order to evaluate submaximal exercise capacity. The primary outcome of the 6MWT is the 6-min walk-distance (6MWD). Numerous demographic, physiological and anthropometric factors can influence the 6MWD in healthy adults. Objective The purpose of the present review is to highlight and discuss the 6MWD influencing factors in healthy of the healthy adult Arab populations. Methods It is a review including a literature search, from 1970 to September 31th 2015 using the PubMed, the Science Direct databases and the World Wide Web on Google search engine...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Mohamed Amine Bani, Alia Zehani, Ines Chelly, Aida Khadhar, Haifa Azouz, Hafedh Jemel, Slim Haouet, Nidhameddine Kchir
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April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Olfa El Amine, Malek Ayadi, Aida Goucha, Aida Khadhar, Wafa Rekik, M Rezgani, Tarek Dhiab, Khaled Rahal, Ahmed El May, Amor Gamoudi
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April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Wassim Ben Ameur, Sonia Ouerghi, Amira Dridi, Mouna Bousnina, Atef Ben Youssef, Tarek Kilani, Tahar Mestiri
The use of Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) in patients suffering from Sickle cell disease (SCD) needs specific precautions. Whereas, no consensual protocols have been established to clarify therapeutic management. CASE REPORT A 7-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital for surgery of advanced endocarditis.  Major dyspnea, hemodynamic distress and fever were noted on physical examination. Biological tests exploring anaemia revealed Haemoglobin (Hb) S levels of 39...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Mohamed Taha Khoufi, Ali Mrabet, Abderraouf Ben Mansour, Khaled Lamine, Mustapha Ferjani, Mondher Yedeas
Exertional heat stroke is defined as hyperthermia associated with neurological signs related to intense physical activity performed in a hot environment. This is a medical emergency and life-threatening. In this study, we investigated four cases of exertional heat stroke hospitalized at the military hospital in Tunis (Tunisia) to describe the clinical, therapeutic and preventive characteristics and factors favoring this disease. Four young soldiers, 23 to 44 years older, have developed Exertional heat stroke after Intense and prolonged exercise...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Sonia Halioui-Louhaichi, Ons Azzabi, Nadia Mattoussi, Hasna Labiadh, Khadija Bousseta, Neji Tebib, Taher Gargah, Sayda Ben Becher, Mohamed Ridha Barbouch, Mohamed Bejaoui, Ahmed Maherzi
Background Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) are a group of heterogeneous and relatively rare diseases. Aim to determine the clinical characteristics, outcome and genetic data of primary immunodeficiencies in pediatrics patients. Methods A retrospective, descriptive and multicentered study, enrolling 33 children presenting a PID in Tunis, during a period of 22 years (1991-2012). Resultats a masculine predominance has been noticed with a sex ratio at 2,3. Consanguinity was found in 71% of family cases. History of early infant deaths was found in 42% of cases...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Kaouther Dimassi, Alaa Saibi, Olfa Saidi, Souha Bougatef, Habiba Ben Romdhane
Background In Tunisia, the information system on medical causes of death  is based on the use of standard death certificate model based on international model recommended by the World Organization started in January 2001. However, this system is still burdened with a major death causes of under-registration. Only specific surveys on mortality have FAR generate reliable mortality indicators. Objectives to study the use of verbal autopsy in order to assess cancer mortality among Tunisian women in reproductive age (WRA) ...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Faten Fedhila, Samar Rhayem, Habiba Hafsi, Wiem Douira, Raoudha Doghri, Monia Khemiri, Karima Mrad, Ibtissem Bellagha, Bechir Zouari, Sihem Barsaoui
Background Extracranial Germ cell tumors (GCT) are a rare and a heterogeneous group of pediatric cancers but highly curable. Aim We aimed to review management, outcome and prognostic factors that influence overall survival (OS) in a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Methods We retrospectively evaluated between January 1998 and December 2012, 33 patients affected by extracranial germ cell tumors and treated according to TGM95 protocol established by the SFOPin a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Results Patients had a mean age of 57 months (ranges: 1 day-13 years)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
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