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Tfeil Y.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Elmoctar C.A.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Ca M.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Jdoud C.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott
Andrologie | Year: 2010

Objective: To present the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features of urological emergencies in Mauritania, West Africa. Material and methods: The authors conducted a 5-year retrospective study that analyzed the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features of all urological emergencies admitted to the urology department of Nouakchott Central Hospital. Results: There were 1,200 urological emergencies. The mean age of the patients was 58.8 years (range one month-94 years). These patients had an age ≥60 years in 50.7% of the cases The sex ratio (M: F) was 20: 32. The most frequent illnesses were urinary retention (53%) and genitourinary system infections, which represented 16.8% of the cases. The gangrenes of male external genitalia (Fournier's gangrene) accounted for 4.3% of the cases and priapism 1.8%. In emergency, 300 surgical operations were performed. The most performed procedures were the installation of a suprapubic catheter (59.7%) and debridement of a gangrene of male external genitalia (16%). Conclusion: The most frequent urological emergency in our country was acute urinary retention. Serious illnesses, like gangrene of male external genitalia (Fournier's gangrene) and priapism, are not rare there. © 2010 Springer. Source


Salem M.L.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Ghaber S.M.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Maouloud M.M.O.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott | Moctar M.M.,Center Hospitalier National Of Nouakchott
Revue Francophone des Laboratoires | Year: 2011

The present article brings an update about iron metabolism, integrating allmost recent discoveries in this issue. Considerable advances were performed in understanding iron homeostasis, thanks to the study of animal and human models carrying genetic anomalies of the martial metabolism. Among these discoveries, the hepcidin, by highlighting its key role in maintaining iron homeostasis, essential to cell life but also toxic in case of excess. Hepcidin is carrying hopes of many therapies for the treatment of hemochromatosis and anemia of chronic inflammatory diseases. © 2011 - Elsevier Masson SAS - Tous droits réservés. Source

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