African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIO-VASCULAR SURGEONS
  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 29

Table of Content: December 2015; 10(2)

December 2015

Open heart surgery in West Africa: history, surgical experience, and challenges

Author(s): Koffi Hervé YANGNI-ANGATE

  • Article Number: F15C4BF60845

December 2015

Chirurgie a coeur ouvert en Afrique de l’Ouest: histoire, experience chirurgicale, et defis en Afrique de l’Ouest

Author(s): Yangni-Angate K.H.

  • Article Number: 2B63E3460846

December 2015

Surgical aspects of rheumatic heart disease: Part 2

The overall global growth or expansion of cardiac surgery favors the developing countries and emerging economies. At present, it is estimated that over 2 million open-heart operations are performed annually worldwide. It is also estimated that over 10,000 cardiothoracic surgeons, in over 3,000 centers, that include specialty clinics, hospitals or institutes, be that public, private or charitable, are involved in that...

Author(s): A.T. PEZZELLA MD, N. NGUYEN MD

  • Article Number: 82F79F060847

December 2015

Outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients

Background: HIV-infected patients are at an increased risk for accelerated vascular disease. Abnormal endothelial function and aneurysmal dilation of the large arteries have been described; however, data is lacking on the outcomes of HIV-infected patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair on a national level. Methods: This study is a retrospective analysis of hospital discharge data using the Nationwide...

Author(s): H. KAKRA, A.HARDY-HENRY, C. GANDOTRA, C. HUYNH, A. OBIRIEZE, D. TRAN, E. CORNWELL III, K. AMANKWAH

  • Article Number: 480F64460849

December 2015

Difficulties in the management of civilian peripheral vascular trauma and their complications at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Background. The incidence of peripheral vascular lesions remains undetermined in Cameroon. The objective of this study is to report our experience with the management of peripheral vascular trauma in civil life at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaoundé. Patients and methods. We have reviewed retrospectively all the cases of peripheral vascular trauma treated at the Yaoundé’s University Teaching...

Author(s): B. NGO NONGA-, EP. SAVOM, GA. BANG, GM LONDJI, AG. ESSOMBA-

  • Article Number: DFA8B1660868

December 2015

Outcome of feeding enterostomy for nutritional rehabilitation in dysphagia

Background: feeding enterostomy is used to build up patients with dysphagia bj definitive surgery. Objective: to evaluate the achievement of nutritional goals in dysphagia patients and to suggest management protocols. Methodology: A retrospective study of feeding enterostomies for dysphagia over 4 years. The preoperative, post-operative weights and progression to definitive esophageal replacement were analyzed. Results:...

Author(s): N. ANUMENECHI, S.A. EDAIGBINI, M.B. AMINU, I.Z. DELIA

  • Article Number: A16FC7F60883