Research Article

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of uterine rupture in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Introduction: Uterine rupture is one of the peripartum complications, which cause nearly about one out of thirteen maternal deaths. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of mortality among women with uterine rupture in referral hos...

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Atherogenic risk assessment of naive HIV-infected patients attending Infectious Diseases Service of Kinshasa University Teaching Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

<p><strong>Abstract</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Background and aim:</strong> Metabolic abnormalities are common in HIV/AIDS. Increasingly, lipid ratios are used as screening tools for dyslipidaemia in these medical conditions. The aim of this study was t...

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Epilepsy due to Neurocysticercosis: Analysis of a Hospital Cohort

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common helminthic infection of the nervous system that occurs when humans become intermediate hosts in the life cycle of the pig tapeworm (taenia solium) after ingesting its eggs. The o...

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General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in children in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices declared among general practitioners (GPs) concerning the use of antibiotics for the treatment of ARI in children under 5 years in Lubumbashi.</p> <p><...

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Lipid profile of antiretroviral therapy-naive HIV-infected patients attending infectious diseases service of University Teaching Hospital of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> HIV infection leads to metabolic disorders. The objective of this work was to study the lipid profile of HIV + patients followed at the University Teaching Hospital of Kinshasa (UTHK).</p> <p><stro...

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Visual evoked potentials: Normative values from healthy Senegalese adults

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) are potential differences recorded on the scalp in response to visual stimulation. They are obtained with slowly repeated stimuli. The aim of this study was to determine the normative...

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The practice of self-medication in children by their mothers in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

<h2>Summary</h2> <p>Self-medication is a common practice in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There are few studies on mothers&rsquo; practice of self-medication in children in DRC. Trying to draw an inventory of this practice, we carried out a survey of self-medication of...

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Is beta 2 urinary microglobulin a biomarker of topographical discrimination between high and low urinary tract infection?

<p>Urinary tract infections are common affection in the general population.<br /> Diagnosis is often easy in the presence of evocative clinical signs.</p>

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Meanings of microalbuminuria in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>We investigated the existence of microalbuminuria in children with corticosteroid-sensitive idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in complete remission. In the study of a series of 18 cases, we noted a clearly different evolution depending on the existence or absenc...