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Knowledge, attitude and practices of HIV post exposure prophylaxis amongst health workers in Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Sarah Ajibola, Akinsegun Akinbami, Charles Elikwu, Majeed Odesanya, Ebele Uche

Timely PEP after needle stick exposure to high risk body fluids can reduce the rate of occupational transmission significantly. Ignorance of this may increase the risk of seroconversion to HIV for healthcare workers. This study was conducted with the aim of demonstrating the current level of knowle ...

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Facteurs de risque de mortalité chez les nouveaux-nés transférés au service de néonatologie de l’Hôpital Jason Sendwe de Lubumbashi, RD Congo

Tina Katamea, Olivier Mukuku, Lewis Kamona, Kethye Mukelenge, Otikeke Mbula, Lambert Baledi, Emile Ntambwe, Augustin Mulangu Mutombo, Stanis Okitshio Wembonyama, Oscar Numbi Luboya

la mortalité néonatale reste préoccupante dans notre milieu et plusieurs facteurs dont ceux liés à l’organisation du transfert de nouveau-nés au niveau des structures de prise en charge y contribuent. Les objectifs de notre étude sont de déter ...

Only the 300 first characters of this abstract are displayed here - 17 October 2014
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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa: a story of related public health challenges and a pointer to solutions to mitigate the inevitable next outbreak

Peter Nsubuga - 22 September 2014

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has the world once again gripped by the threat of a zoonotic disease that has spread into several countries. While the underlying factors that have led to an increasing frequency of zoonotic disease outbreaks are complex, including population pressure and rapid movement between locations in most of these epidemicsthere are least three related key drivers—a challenge of initial detection and appropriate investigation and response to a cluster of suspected cases, a challenge of management of an outbreak of a communicable disease, and a challenge of prediction or anticipation of what disease outbreak (both communicable and non-communicable) could come next (or is currently occurring but unseen). These three challenges reveal the urgent need of a public health workforce that is adequately trained and supported to operate multi-disease public health surveillance and response systems. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia do not yet have specific programs to develop this workforce and the system to support them while Nigeria does (and several other countries do), and this difference is critical in addressing the major public heath challenge posed by the current Ebola outbreak as well as a myriad of communicable and non-communicable diseases. We will take a look at each of the three challenges in turn... Continue...
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Case reports

The uterine choriocarcinoma in postmenopausal women: specificities of diagnosis and treatment

Ons Kaabia, Sawsen Meddeb, Mohamed Salah Rhim, Mohamed Bibi, Hedi Khairi

Choriocarcinoma is a gestational trophoblastic tumor that mainly affects women of childbearing age. Cases of choriocarcinoma in postmenopausal women are exceptional. Through an observation and literat..
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Knowledge, attitude and practices of HIV post exposure prophylaxis amongst health workers in Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Sarah Ajibola, Akinsegun Akinbami, Charles Elikwu, Majeed Odesanya, Ebele Uche
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 172, 20 October 2014
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Arthrose due au genu varum: traitement par osteotomie tibiale de valgisation
Abdou kadri Moussa, Loubet Unyendje lukulunga, Mustapha Mahfoud, Ahmed El Bardouni, Farid Ismail, Mohamed Kharmaz, Mohammed Saleh Berrada, Moradh El Yaacoubi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 171, 20 October 2014
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Facteurs de risque de mortalité chez les nouveaux-nés transférés au service de néonatologie de l’Hôpital Jason Sendwe de Lubumbashi, RD Congo
Tina Katamea, Olivier Mukuku, Lewis Kamona, Kethye Mukelenge, Otikeke Mbula, Lambert Baledi, Emile Ntambwe, Augustin Mulangu Mutombo, Stanis Okitshio Wembonyama, Oscar Numbi Luboya
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 169, 17 October 2014
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Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of paraphenylene-diamine induced acute kidney injury following hair dye poisoning: a cohort study
Mazin Shigidi, Osama Mohammed, Mohammed Ibrahim, El Shafie Taha
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 163, 16 October 2014
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Microscopic examination and smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia
Tibebe Selassie Seyoum Keflie, Gobena Ameni
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 162, 16 October 2014
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Les leishmanioses cutanées à Leishmania major et à Leishmania tropica au Maroc: aspects épidémio-cliniques comparatifs de 268 cas
Soumia Chiheb, widad slaoui, Tarik Mouttaqui, Meriem Riyad, Hakima Benchikhi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 160, 16 October 2014
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Host, vehicular and environmental factors responsible for road traffic crashes in a nigerian city: identifiable issues for road traffic injury control
Peter Oladapo Adeoye, Dotun Musiliu Kadri, Jibril Oyekunle Bello, Chima Kingsley Pascal Ofoegbu, Lukman Olajide Abdur-Rahman, Adedeji Olugbenga Adekanye, Babatunde Akeeb Solagberu
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 159, 16 October 2014
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Place du repérage isotopique peropératoire dans la prise en charge de l’ostéome ostéoïde
Monsef Boufettal, Amina Haddam, Issam Lalya, Rachid El Zanati, Mustapha Mahfoud, Ahmed El Bardouni, Mohamed Saleh Berrada, Nouzha Benraïs, Moradh El Yaacoubi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 158, 16 October 2014
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