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Mbanya J.C.N.,University of Yaounde I | Motala A.A.,University of KwaZulu - Natal | Sobngwi E.,University of Yaounde I | Sobngwi E.,Northumbria University | And 2 more authors.
The Lancet | Year: 2010

In Sub-Saharan Africa, prevalence and burden of type 2 diabetes are rising quickly. Rapid uncontrolled urbanisation and major changes in lifestyle could be driving this epidemic. The increase presents a substantial public health and socioeconomic burden in the face of scarce resources. Some types of diabetes arise at younger ages in African than in European populations. Ketosis-prone atypical diabetes is mostly recorded in people of African origin, but its epidemiology is not understood fully because data for pathogenesis and subtypes of diabetes in sub-Saharan African communities are scarce. The rate of undiagnosed diabetes is high in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa, and individuals who are unaware they have the disorder are at very high risk of chronic complications. Therefore, the rate of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality in this region could grow substantially. A multisectoral approach to diabetes control and care is vital for expansion of socioculturally appropriate diabetes programmes in sub-Saharan African countries. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Alsina E.,University of Alicante | Ruiz-Tovar J.,University of Alicante | Alpera M.R.,University of Alicante | Ruiz-Garcia J.G.,National Obesity Center | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques | Year: 2014

Background: Venous thromboembolism is the most common postoperative medical complication after bariatric surgery. Mortality associated with thromboembolic processes can reach up to 50%-75%. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and portal-splenic-mesenteric vein thrombosis (PSMVT) in our population undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as the bariatric technique, with an anti-thromboembolic dosage scheme of 0.5 mg/kg/day 12 hours preoperatively and maintained during 30 days postoperatively. Patients and Methods: A prospective observational study was performed, including 100 consecutive patients undergoing LSG between October 2007 and September 2013. To determine the incidence of DVT and PSMVT, all patients undergo contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) and Doppler ultrasonography (US) of both lower limbs on the third postoperative month, whether they were asymptomatic or symptomatic. Results: Contrast-enhanced CT showed 1 case of PSMVT (1%). Two patients presented DVT in the right leg (2%). All the cases were asymptomatic. Conclusions: The incidence of PSMVT and DVT after LSG with a prophylactic low-molecular-weight heparin dose of 0.5 mg/kg/day and maintained during 30 days postoperatively is 1% and 2%, respectively. According to these results, a postoperative screening with Doppler US and/or contrast-enhanced CT seems to be unnecessary. © Copyright 2014, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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