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Cian P McCarthy, Nasrien E Ibrahim, Asya Lyass, Yiwei Li, Hanna K Gaggin, Mandy L Simon, Renata Mukai, Parul Gandhi, Noreen Kelly, Shweta R Motiwala, Roland R J van Kimmenade, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, James L Januzzi
BACKGROUND: The meaning of high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) concentrations in patients without acute myocardial infarction (MI) requires clarity. We hypothesized that among patients referred for diagnostic coronary angiography without acute MI, hsTnI concentrations would correlate with prevalent coronary artery disease (CAD) and predict incident cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured hsTnI using a single-molecule counting assay (99th percentile, 6 ng/L) in samples from 991 patients obtained at the time of angiography...
March 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Jaime Romero, Carolina Ilabaca, Mauricio Ruiz, Carla Jara
The presence and load of species of LAB at the end of the malolactic fermentation (MLF) were investigated in 16 wineries from the different Chilean valleys (Limarí, Casablanca, Maipo, Rapel, and Maule Valleys) during 2012 and 2013, using PCR-RFLP and qPCR. Oenococcus oeni was observed in 80% of the samples collected. Dominance of O. oeni was reflected in the bacterial load ( O. oeni /total bacteria) measured by qPCR, corresponding to >85% in most of the samples. A total of 178 LAB isolates were identified after sequencing molecular markers, 95 of them corresponded to O...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Assiya El Kettani, Fakhreddine Maaloum, Idrissa Diawara, Khalid Katfy, Nadia Harrar, Khalid Zerouali, Houria Belabbes, Naima Elmdaghri
Background and Objectives: Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia are grave because of the multi-resistance of the organism to antibiotics. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of A. baumannii isolated from blood cultures and to describe their antibiotic resistance patterns. Materials and Methods: A retrospective longitudinal study was conducted on blood cultures between 2010 and 2014 from all Ibn Rochd University Hospital intensive care units; it was based on the exploitation of microbiology laboratory database (duplicates were excluded)...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
Amal Oudghiri, Hind Karimi, Fouad Chetioui, Fathiah Zakham, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi, My Driss Elmessaoudi, Amin Laglaoui, Imane Chaoui, Mohammed El Mzibri
BACKGROUND: The emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has raised public health concern for global TB control. Although multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB) prevalence and associated genetic mutations in Morocco are well documented, scarce information on XDR TB is available. Hence, the evaluation of pre-XDR and XDR prevalence, as well as the mutation status of gyrA, gyrB, rrs, tlyA genes and eis promoter region, associated with resistance to second line drugs, is of great value for better management of M/XDR TB in Morocco...
February 27, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Nasrien E Ibrahim, Asya Lyass, Hanna K Gaggin, Yuyin Liu, Roland R J van Kimmenade, Shweta R Motiwala, Noreen P Kelly, Parul U Gandhi, Mandy L Simon, Arianna M Belcher, Jamie E Harisiades, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, James L Januzzi
AIMS: Methods to identify patients at risk for incident HF would be welcome as such patients might benefit from earlier interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS: From a registry of 1251 patients referred for coronary and/or peripheral angiography, we sought to identify independent predictors of incident HF during follow-up and develop a clinical and biomarker strategy to predict this outcome. There were 991 patients free of prevalent HF at baseline. Cox proportional hazard models were developed to predict adjudicated diagnosis of incident HF...
February 9, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Sandra Ménard, Jalila Jbilou, Sophie Lauzier
OBJECTIVE: Recent statistics show a relatively high prevalence of asthma among Moroccan children and a weak control over their symptoms. To our knowledge, no research has been carried out to document adherence to the controller treatment in this population. This study aims 1) to assess the extent of children's nonadherence to the controller treatment of asthma in an urban region of Morocco as reported by a family caregiver, and 2) to identify the associated factors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among caregivers of asthmatic children (2-12 years old) in different health and education facilities of Casablanca-Settat...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
N Zaghba, K El Hachimi, H Benjelloun, N Yassine
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis miliary is a severe and rare form of tuberculosis. It is often due to a haematogenous spread of the bacillus of Koch and represents less than 2 % of tuberculosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 81 cases of tuberculous miliary collected at the Department of respiratory diseases of the Ibn Rochd university hospital in Casablanca between September 2003 and November 2016. RESULTS: A female predominance was noted with 58 % of the cases...
December 14, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Christian R González
The tabanid tribe Diachlorini (Diptera) is the most genus-rich tribe in the Tabanidae; the tribe is cosmopolitan, but the greatest species richness and morphological diversity are found in the Australasian and Neotropical Regions. A new arrangement for the species of Acellomyia González is given; Acellomyia lauta (Hine) is transferred to a new genus, Montismyia gen.n., based on its morphological differences from Acellomyia and geographical distribution. The morphological differences between Acellomyia and Montismyia gen...
October 20, 2017: Zootaxa
C A Hamilton, A Miller, Y Casablanca, N S Horowitz, B Rungruang, T C Krivak, S D Richard, N Rodriguez, M J Birrer, F J Backes, M A Geller, M Quinn, M J Goodheart, D G Mutch, J J Kavanagh, G L Maxwell, M A Bookman
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinicopathologic factors associated with 10-year overall survival in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and primary peritoneal cancer (PPC), and to develop a predictive model identifying long-term survivors. METHODS: Demographic, surgical, and clinicopathologic data were abstracted from GOG 182 records. The association between clinical variables and long-term survival (LTS) (>10years) was assessed using multivariable regression analysis. Bootstrap methods were used to develop predictive models from known prognostic clinical factors and predictive accuracy was quantified using optimism-adjusted area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC)...
February 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
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2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Rajaa Essadik, Rajaa Msaad, Halima Lebrazi, Hassan Taki, El Hassane Tahri, Anass Kettani, Ghizlane Madkouri, Benyounes Ramdani, Rachid Saïle
INTRODUCTION: Protein-energy wasting (PEW) is a strong predictive factor for morbidity and mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients. However, there is no consensus for its assessment. The present study aimed to assess the nutritional status of patients on chronic HD by use of different nutritional assessment parameters, and at verifying which can identify the greatest number of HD patients with PEW. Also, to investigate predictors of nutritional status in a haemodialysis center in Morocco...
December 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Hanan Berahou, Zineb Serhier, Samy Housbane, Khaoula Ajbal, Mohamed Bennani Othmani
Occupational exposure to blood (OEB) is associated with a significant risk of transmission of bloodborne viruses to medical students. The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and practices of Casablanca medical students concerning OEB preventive measures and their behaviour after accidental exposure. A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca using stratified cluster sampling ; data from this study were collected by means of an anonymous self-administered questionnaire...
October 2, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Assiya El Kettani, Zineb Serhier, Mohammed Bennani Othmani, Mohamed Agoub, Omar Battas
METHODS: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of a sample of 300 physicians using self-administered questionnaire over the period 2013- 2014. Burnout has been operationally defined through a French translation of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). RESULTS: A total of 191 physicians participated in the study (response rate 63.7%) with a female predominance at 79.1% and an average age of 26.7 years (N = 3). The average scores of sub-dimensions of the MBI: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal fulfilment were (33...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Mohammed Benlahfid, Driss Erguibi, Khalid Elhattabi, Fatimazahra Bensardi, Driss Khaiz, Rachid Lafriekh, Dounia Rebroub, Abdelaziz Fadil, Touria Aboussaouira
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal carcinosis is characterized by ineluctably terminal diffuse spread of abdominal cancer. It is the sign of an advanced disease or a re-emerging disease most often associated with a dark prognosis. Approximately two thirds of all peritoneal carcinomas are of gastrointestinal origin and one third are of non-digestive origin. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive study between January 2008 and December 2010 in order to establish epidemiological features and risk factors of peritoneal carcinosis of gastrointestinal origin at the Ibn Rochd University hospital, Casablanca...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Nezha Taoufiq, Asmaa Naim, Zineb Bouchbika, Nadia Benchekroune, Hassan Jouhadi, Souha Sahraoui, Abdelatif Benider
Tumors Gastrointestinal Stromal "GIST" are a very rare form of digestive tract cancers belonging to the family of sarcomas. The aim of this study is to establish the epidemiological profile, the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties of this malignancy supported in a developing country. A retrospective study spread over 8 years from January 2002 to March 2010, was conducted at the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology of Casablanca (Morocco) have collated 54 cases of Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors. The average age of our patients was 55 years...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Marjan Keypour, Manijeh Yousefi Behzadi, Ehsan Mostafavi
Dr. Marcel Baltazard (1908-1971), French scientist and former director of Pasteur Institute of Iran, is known in the international arena due to his research on the control of infectious diseases such as plague, rabies, relapsing fever, leprosy, smallpox and tuberculosis. Dr. Baltazard also played a significant role in the launch of vaccination against tuberculosis, cholera and smallpox. Dr. Baltazard's spent the first 13 years of academic life at Pasteur Institute of Casablanca, Morocco, and then 20 years at Pasteur Institute of Iran and over the last five years at Pasteur Institute of Paris...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Assiya El Kettani, Khalid Zerouali, Idrissa Diawara, Mohamed Ouhadous, Nadia Harrar, Houria Belabbes, Naima Elmdaghri
Objective: This study was designed to determine the incidence of healthcare-associated bacteraemia in intensive care units (ICU) of Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco, the frequency of the bacterial strains isolated and their antibiotic resistance patterns. Methods: A prospective longitudinal study was conducted between May and July 2015 on patients admitted to the Ibn Rochd University Hospital ICU. The Comité technique des infections nosocomiales et des infections liées aux soins (CITNILS) definition of bacteraemia was used...
April 27, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Naima Ait Mouddene, Mouna Bouhaji, Dalal Benloubir, Zineb Serhier, Mohammed Bennani Othmani
Introduction: Mobile applications are now increasingly used by trainee and practising physicians due to the wide range of applications available in the field of healthcare and their ease of use. The objective of this study was to estimate the frequency and describe the use of these applications by interns at Ibn-Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in December 2014 on a sample of Ibn-Rochd interns. Participants from multiple disciplines and medical specialties completed an anonymous self-administered questionnaire...
April 27, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Hafsa El Merini, Hind Amarir, Amine Lamzawaq, Mouna Hamza
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) and quality of root canal fillings in an adult Moroccan subpopulation. METHODS: In the study 508 patients were included, attending the Conservative Dentistry Clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry of Casablanca. 508 panoramic and 709 periapical radiographs were observed. The periapical status of all teeth (with the exception of third molars) was examined according to Ørstavik's periapical index...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
S Zouine, Z Orfi, K Kojok, S Benayad, Y Zaid, F Marnissi, N Habti
INTRODUCTION: Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma (IMPC) of the breast is a relatively rare subtype of invasive ductal carcinoma and represents the most inherently aggressive form. Expression of incompatible blood group A antigen in cancer of type O patients has been reported in several types of cancer, however, the biosynthetic mechanism and the genetic basis remain unclear until today. The aim of the present case report study was to evaluate the expression of incompatible blood group A antigen and to identify the genetic basis of this expression in IMPC of the breast...
April 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
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