Khady Diouf

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Publications (4)2.44 Total impact

  • Rose L Molina · Khady Diouf · Nawal M Nour ·
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    ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis (TB) infection poses substantial challenges for obstetricians and gynecologists globally, as gynecologic involvement may cause infertility, irregular bleeding, and pelvic pain. If TB-infected women are able to conceive, obstetric complications include intrauterine growth restriction and, more rarely, congenital transmission. Appropriate screening for high-risk populations is crucial for diagnosis and treatment of latent and active TB infection, which may prevent reproductive sequelae for individual patients and, eventually, contribute to complete eradication of the disease.
    Reviews in obstetrics and gynecology 01/2013; 6(3-4):174-81.
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    Khady Diouf · Nawal Nour ·
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    ABSTRACT: Female Genital Cutting (FGC) refers to the practice of surgically removing all or part of the female external genitalia for non-medical purposes. It is a common practice in many countries in Africa, the Middle East, and to a lesser extent, Asia. Over 130 million women worldwide have undergone this procedure, and over 2 million women and girls are subject to it every year. Various complications have been described, including infection, hemorrhage, genitourinary and obstetric complications, as well as psychological sequelae. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, a few reports have also described a potentially elevated risk of HIV transmission among women with FGC. In this report, we aim to review the evidence and identify unanswered questions and research gaps regarding a potential association between FGC and HIV transmission.
    American Journal Of Reproductive Immunology 10/2012; 69(s1). DOI:10.1111/aji.12028 · 2.44 Impact Factor
  • Sharon Owusu-Darko · Khady Diouf · Nawal M Nour ·
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    ABSTRACT: Tetanus is an acute disease manifested by motor system and autonomic nervous system instability. Maternal and neonatal tetanus occur where deliveries are performed under unsanitary circumstances and unhygienic umbilical cord practices are prevalent. Neonatal tetanus is almost always fatal in the absence of medical care. These deaths can be prevented with changes in traditional obstetrical practices and maternal immunization. This situation led to the development of the Maternal and Neonatal Elimination Initiative by the World Health Organization. Using a three-pronged approach, tetanus can be eliminated via promotion of hygienic practices during delivery, maternal and childhood immunization, and close surveillance.
    Reviews in obstetrics and gynecology 01/2012; 5(3-4):e151-e157.
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    Jessica Opoku-Anane · Khady Diouf · Nawal M Nour ·
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    ABSTRACT: Women who cannot negotiate condom use with their partners, often due to socioeconomic factors and sexual abuse, have no means of preventing themselves from acquiring the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is a need to develop HIV-preventive methods initiated and controlled by women. Microbicides and other pre-exposure prophylaxis may help fill that need. Although two decades of research on broad-spectrum microbicides have generally been disappointing, recent trials with HIV-specific agents have yielded promising initial results. A new era of clinical research involves novel biochemical prevention methods, including HIV-specific vaginal microbicides and oral antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis drugs (pre-exposure prophylaxis; PrEP) that may help provide more control for women.
    Reviews in obstetrics and gynecology 01/2012; 5(1):50-5.

Publication Stats

10 Citations
2.44 Total Impact Points


  • 2012-2013
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
      • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States