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Casablanca, Morocco

Hali F.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd
Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis that affects 4% of children. It is characterized by its association in half of the cases with an underlying disease. The association with Behçet's disease is exceptional and may have a very poor prognosis. We report 2 pediatric observations with fatal outcome. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. Source

De Bari B.,University of Lausanne | Franco P.,University of Turin | Niyazi M.,Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich | Cornetto A.P.,Ospedale Regionale U. Parini | And 13 more authors.
Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment

Purpose: To analyze the impact of mobile electronic devices (MEDs) and apps in the daily clinical activity of young radiation or clinical oncologists in 5 Western European countries (Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Denmark). Methods: A web-based questionnaire was sent to 462 young (≤40 years) members of the national radiation or clinical oncology associations of the countries involved in the study. The 15 items investigated diffusion of MEDs (smartphones and/or tablets), their impact on daily clinical activity, and the differences perceived by participants along time. Results: A total of 386 (83.5%) of the 462 correctly filled questionnaires were statistically evaluated. Up to 65% of respondents declared to use an electronic device during their clinical activity. Conversely, 72% considered low to moderate impact of smartphones/tables on their daily practice. The daily use significantly increased from 2009 to 2012: users reporting a use ≥6 times/d raised from 5% to 39.9%. Professional needs fulfillment was declared by less than 68% of respondents and compliance to apps indications by 66%. Significant differences were seen among the countries, in particular concerning the feeling of usefulness of MEDs in the daily clinical life. The perception of the need of a comprehensive Web site containing a variety of applications (apps) for clinical use significantly differed among countries in 2009, while it was comparable in 2012. Conclusions: This survey showed a large diffusion of MEDs in young professionals working in radiation oncology. Looking at these data, it is important to verify the consistency of information found within apps, in order to avoid potential errors eventually detrimental for patients. “Quality assurance” criteria should be specifically developed for medical apps and a comprehensive Web site gathering all reliable applications and tools might be useful for daily clinical practice. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Source

Hali F.,Rue 20 No 6 8 Missimi | Hali F.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Khadir K.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Fnini S.,Service de chirurgie orthopedique et traumatologique | And 2 more authors.
Medecine et Chirurgie du Pied

The isolated tuberculosis of the calcaneus is an unusual entity of osteoarticular tuberculosis. Because of the low index of suspicion and the insidious course, it is usually diagnosed late. The occurrence of cutaneous fistula may constitute a mode of revelation. The multi-drug anti-tubercular treatment is always effective. We present a case of calcaneus tuberculosis revealed by cutaneous fistula of the ankle. © 2011 Springer Verlag. Source

Hali F.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Benchikhi H.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Azzouzi S.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Zamiati S.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | And 2 more authors.
Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie

Background: Histoid leprosy is a very particular and rare anatomoclinical form of lepromatous leprosy. Familial cases are extremely rare. We report two new cases of histoid leprosy in a sister and brother born of a non-consanguineous marriage. Patients and methods: We report the case of a sister and brother, aged 21 and 25 years respectively, who were admitted to the National Leprology Centre for multibacillary leprosy. Questioning revealed the existence of family contact with an uncle and two maternal cousins, all of whom had histoid leprosy. On clinical examination, multiple erythematous papules and nodules were noted, some of which were umbilicated while others were ulcerated. Palpation also revealed subcutaneous nodules on the thighs and forearms. No neurological disorders were found in the two patients. Histopathological analysis of cutaneous biopsy samples of nodular lesions for the two patients showed dermal-hypodermic nodular infiltrates comprising spindle cells with a few macrophages. Ziehl-Neelsen staining showed numerous alcohol-acid resistant bacilli (BAAR) without globi. Both patients were placed on the multi-drug regimen recommended by the WHO for multibacillary leprosy. An extremely favourable therapeutic response was obtained after 3 months of treatment. The patients had presented no relapse of erythema nodosum leprosum after two years of follow-up. Conclusion: Histoid leprosy is a clinical entity that must be clearly differentiated through its clinical and histopathological features, which distinguish it from polar lepromatous leprosy. There may be a genetic predisposition to this clinical leprosy form, but this requires confirmation by genetic studies. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. Tous droits réservés. Source

Benmoussa A.,Laboratory of medical genetic | Zamiati S.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Badre W.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | Wakadi A.,Center Hospitalier Ibn Rochd | And 3 more authors.
Pathologie Biologie

Introduction: Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. However, this cancer is usually developed on preexisting lesion. This makes this cancer accessible to a prevention strategy. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients under 50 years. Patients and methods: This study involved 133 patients with colorectal cancer recruited in CHU Ibn-Rochd, Casablanca. Data relating age, sex, stage at presentation, histological type and tumor location were obtained from the pathological and clinical records of each patient. Statistical analysis was performed to compare clinicopathological data in patients under 50 years and in older patients. Results and discussion: The average age of patients was 54 years. The frequency of patients aged 50 or under was 40.6% The tumors in the youngest age group were more often mucinous and signet ring cells (18.5%) versus (5.1%) in the oldest age group. The right colon was more often affected in the youngest age group, 38.9% versus 17.7% in the oldest age group (P = 0.008). Conclusion: The proposition of colorectal cancer in subjects 50 or under was high in Morocco. Colorectal cancers in the youngest age group were more often mucinous or signet ring cells and was more often located in the right colon. We intend to complete this study by a genetic study to help improve prevention and care of young patient. © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. Source

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