Epidemiological and Metabolic Profile of Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Campos Gerais: 2008-2017
Carolina Mulinett Pereira, Erildo Vicente Muller and Camilla Marinelli Martins
Article Type: Retrospective Cohort | First Published: August 30, 2021
The aim of this study was to characterize the sociodemographic profile and changes in the metabolic profile of women living with HIV/AIDS. A cross-sectional study of a retrospective cohort was conducted in women with HIV/AIDS treated at the Specialized Care Service (SCS) in Ponta Grossa, Paraná. Between January/2008 and December/2017, data from 111 women were included. The variables of interest in the study were: Sociodemographic, such as gender, age at the date of diagnosis, color, education, ...
Sexual Behaviors and HIV Status: A Population-Based Study among Youths and Adults in Tanzania
Adeleye Ayinde Adaralegbe, MD, Ph.D, Oluwatomi Adeoti, MD, MPH, Stephanie C Ogbonda, MD, Obiageri E Egeolu, MBBS and Nnenna Ann Ukoha, MBBS
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 25, 2021
HIV remains a global epidemic in the world, especially in African countries, despite various efforts to reduce the spread of this disease. Eastern Africa nations, specifically Tanzania, are one of the top ten HIV infected countries with approximately 80% of its population living with HIV. Heterosexual intercourse remains the most common method of HIV transmission in these countries, and efforts that improve responsible sexual intercourse would help limit the spread of the virus. We used the publ...
Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Blood Transfusion in Nigeria: Efforts and Challenges
Innocent Tidisha Lawrence, Faiva Edward, Matthew Michael Ijarafu, Sanusi Muhammad Salisu, Adeniyi Dada, Suleiman Muhammad Gidado, Gregory Lawrence Ijafu, Dauda Ayuba and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: August 06, 2021
The deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), caused the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in major disruption in the global health care system at all levels. Nigeria with an increasing population and worsened health indices has been affected massively in every sphere of life including health and economy. This research, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on blood transfusion in Nigeria, has been able to look at the status of blood transfusion in Nigeria pre COVID-...
NEUROCOV/PSYCCOV: Neuropsychiatric Phenomena in COVID-19 - Exposing Their Hidden Essence and Warning against Iatrogenesis
Luiz Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Barros D’Elia Zanella, MD
Article Type: Hypotheses/Review | First Published: August 06, 2021
This article is a small review with a hypothesis to be considered, focusing on neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in COVID-19 patients. Almost 2 years passed by of dealing with COVID-19 patients it is undeniable how patients suffer from continuous pain and how it lasts a long time to return to the previous neurologic status they had before infection; they have been admitted at the hospital with psychiatric symptoms or neurological symptoms without a historical morbid past these before, and soon th...
Prognostic Factors for Viral Hepatitis B in Oran: Prediction with Cox Model
Lakhdar Zemour, Amina Belghitri, Nassima Amani, Lynda Mallem and Nori Midoun
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 04, 2021
Viral hepatitis B is a major public health problem worldwide. Their magnitude stems from their frequency and their short- and long-term health impact due to their evolutionary potential and therefore their complications. The objective of our work is to establish the epidemiological profile of viral hepatitis B in western Algeria and to identify the main prognostic factors associated with the progression of liver fibrosis. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in Western Algeria. I...