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Dandana A.,CHU Farhat Hached | Gammoudi I.,CHU Farhat Hached | Ferchichi S.,CHU Farhat Hached | Chahed H.,CHU Farhat Hached | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Biomedical Science | Year: 2011

Introduction: Oxidative stress is now recognized as being the cause and the consequence of cardiovascular diseases. Objective: The role that oxidative stress parameters and inflammatory markers may play in diabetes and related cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Tunisian coronary diabetic patients. Patients and methods: We measured the erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase (GPX), the superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities and the plasmatic total antioxidant status (TAS) concentration by colorimetric methods, the hs-CRP by immunonephelometry assays. Results: TAS and GPX were significantly decreased among patients compared to the controls (1.14 ± 0.28 mmol/l vs 1.55 ± 0.35 mmol/l; 59.32 ± 10.72 U/gHb vs 149.19 ± 30.95 U/gHb). For the diabetic patients, TAS is correlated positively with hs-CRP (r=0.01, p<10-3). At the not diabetic subjects, TAS is correlated negatively with the hsCRP. Conclusion: Determination of antioxidative defense markers contributes to understanding the effect of stress oxidative on the development and the prevention of cardiovascular disease.


PubMed | CHU Fattouma Bourguiba Monastir
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of neurosciences in rural practice | Year: 2014

Pasteurella infections are common in domestic animals and very rare in human. We report a hematogenously acquired Pasteurella haemolytica brain abscess, mimicking brain tumor on magnetic resonance imaging, in an 18-year-old female patient known with cardiac interventricular communication, without recent history of animal contact. The outcome was good after abscess complete removal and antimicrobials therapy for 6 weeks. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of P. haemolytica brain abscess.

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