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An assessment of discriminatory power of office blood pressure measurements in predicting optimal ambulatory blood pressure control in people with type 2 diabetes

Andre Pascal Kengne, Christelle Nong Libend, Anastase Dzudie, Alain Menanga, Mesmin Yefou Dehayem, Samuel Kingue, Eugene Sobngwi

ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements (ABPM) predict health outcomes better than office BP, and are recommended for assessing BP control, particularly in high-risk patients. We assessed the performance of office BP in predicting optimal ambulatory BP control in sub-Saharan Africans with type ...

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Appointment keeping for medical review among patients with selected chronic diseases in an urban area of Uganda

Joan Nakayaga Kalyango, Maurice Hall, Charles Karamagi

proper management of chronic diseases is important for prevention of disease complications and yet some patients miss appointments for medical review thereby missing the opportunity for proper monitoring of their disease conditions. There is limited information on missed appointments among chronic ...

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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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Pneumomédiastin compliquant une crise d’éclampsie: à propos d’un cas

Mouhssine Doumiri, Youssef Motiaa, Nezha Oudghiri, Anas Tazi Saoud

Le pneumomédiastin associé à l'emphysème sous cutané et le pneumothorax, sont des complications rares de la grossesse et surviennent au cours du travail obsté..
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31 October 2014


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Tumeurs de l’ovaire chez la femme ménopausée: à propos de 100 cas et revue de la littérature
Mehdi Kehila, Sahbi Kebaili, Samir Hidar, Sassi Boughizane
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 235, 31 October 2014
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Cancer survival in Malawi : a retrospective cohort study
Kelias Phiri Msyamboza, Geoffrey Manda, Bvumi Tembo, Chimwemwe Thambo, Linly Chitete, Christopher Mindiera, Lucy Kishindo Finch, Kathryn Hamling
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 234, 31 October 2014
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An assessment of discriminatory power of office blood pressure measurements in predicting optimal ambulatory blood pressure control in people with type 2 diabetes
Andre Pascal Kengne, Christelle Nong Libend, Anastase Dzudie, Alain Menanga, Mesmin Yefou Dehayem, Samuel Kingue, Eugene Sobngwi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 231, 31 October 2014
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Appointment keeping for medical review among patients with selected chronic diseases in an urban area of Uganda
Joan Nakayaga Kalyango, Maurice Hall, Charles Karamagi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 229, 30 October 2014
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Unilateral multifocal choroidal ischemia revealing a giant cell arteritis: a case report
Zouheir Hafidi, Hanan Handor, Hamid Elmoussaif , Mina Laghmari, Abdelouahed Karmane, Samira Tachfouti, Rajae Daoudi
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 228, 30 October 2014
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Facteurs associés à la tuberculose chez l’enfant au Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mère-Enfant de Tsaralalàna, Antananarivo: une étude cas-témoins
Fidiniaina Mamy Randriatsarafara, Barbara Elyan Edwige Vololonarivelo, Nambinina Nirina Gaby Rabemananjara, Jean Baptiste Olivier Randrianasolo, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga, Vahiniarison Dieudonné Randrianarimanana
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 224, 29 October 2014
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Evaluation et analyse de l’insomnie en hémodialyse chronique
Ryme El Harraqui, Naima Abda, Yassamine Bentata, Intissar Haddiya
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 221, 28 October 2014
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Les corps étrangers trachéobronchiques chez l’adulte
Hanane Benjelloun, Nahid Zaghba, Abdelaziz Bakhatar, Najiba Yassine, Abdelkrim Bahlaoui
Pan African Medical Journal 19, 220, 28 October 2014
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