L'Est dans la guerre du Congo-Kinshasa Universiteit Antwerpen
Dengue and chikungunya among outpatients with acute undifferentiated fever in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
BACKGROUND: Pathogens causing acute fever, with the exception of malaria, remain largely unidentified in sub-Saharan Africa, given the local unavailability of diagnostic tests and the broad differential diagnosis.
METHODOLOGY: We conducted a cross-sectional study including outpatient acute undifferentiated fever in both children and adults, between November 2015 and June 2016 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Serological and ...
Factors associated with adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): results of an online survey Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the level of adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to identify factors associated with non-adherence.
DESIGN: A cross-sectional population-based online survey.
SETTINGS: The study was conducted in 22 provinces of the DRC. Five provinces with a satisfactory number of respondents were included in the analysis: Haut Katanga, Kasaï-Central, ...
Molecular characterization of chikungunya virus during the 2019 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Early 2019, a chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreak hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Though seldomly deadly, this mosquito-borne disease presents as an acute febrile (poly)arthralgia often followed by long-term sequelae. Although Aedes aegypti is the primary vector, an amino acid substitution in the viral envelope gene E1 (A226V) is causing concern as it results in increased transmission by Aedes albopictus, a mosquito with a ...
Challenges in interpreting SARS-CoV-2 serological results in African countries Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Where there is no brain imaging: safety and diagnostic value of lumbar puncture in patients with neurological disorders in a rural hospital of Central Africa Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) obtained by lumbar puncture (LP) is an essential step for the diagnostic approach of neurological disorders, in particular neuro-infections. In low-resource settings, it is even often the only available diagnostic method. Despite its key contribution, little is known on the risks and benefits of LP in the large tropical areas where hospital-based neuroimaging is not available. The objectives of this study ...
Extent of induced abortions and occurrence of complications in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
BackgroundDue to a lack of relevant data on induced abortions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the persistence of maternal deaths in the country, this study aims to analyse the extent of induced abortions and occurrence of complications in Kinshasa.MethodologyThis cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 460 women who were interviewed about their experiences as females, and provided information of 1444 ...
Presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in waste waters, Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Knowledge, attitude and practice about cancer of the uterine cervix among women living in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nevertheless, the level of women's awareness about cervical cancer is unknown. Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) are important elements for designing and monitoring screening programs. The study purpose was to estimate KAP on cervical cancer and to identify associated factors.
METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in ...