American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Special Issue

Clinical Neurosciences in Tropical Practice

  • Submission Deadline: Jul. 30, 2018
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Komi Assogba
About This Special Issue
American journal of psychology and neurosciences is a peer-reviewed International journal encompassing fundamental and clinical neuroscience including health psychology. In recent years, the convergence of research in neurosciences has dramatically open many pathways in the knowledge of the brain. Nervous system pathologies are the third leading cause of dementia and the first leading cause of acquired disabilities in the world. These nervous system diseases are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group. The known of available data on epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and management of these pathologies will help more to prevent and develop caring strategies. Early identification, care support, treatment and recovery of persons with these illnesses are the key facts in the way of the economic development. All submitted articles are reviewed rigorously in double blind protocol, using online submitting system.

This special issue is focused on clinical neurosciences and health psychology in tropical practice. The main aim of this issue is to improve the dissemination of advanced research in the area of neurosciences in tropical countries. In this part of the word, especially in black African countries, despite the lack of sophistic equipment, many researchers make the best to share their achievement. Many of these researches remained unpublished in the highlight journal due to the barrier of language and unavailability of modern research equipment. This issue will give the opportunity to researchers to present their significant findings. The issue welcomes a large category of researchers and will contain outstanding and most recent original research articles, review articles, case report, in the field of clinical practice in neurology and health psychology.

Aims and Scope:

1. Stroke
2. Epilepsy
3. Nervous system diseases
4. Muscle and nerve
5. Health psychology
6. Psychiatry disorders
7. Neurogenerative diseases
8. Neurorehabilitation
9. Neuroimaging
10. Pain
11. Multiple sclerosis in Africa
12. Pediatrics neurology
13. Sleep disorders
14. Electrophysiology
Lead Guest Editor
  • Komi Assogba

    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lome, Lomé, Togo

Guest Editors
  • Komi Assogba

    faculty of health sciences, University of Lomé, Togo, Lomé, Togo

  • Amanjot Kaur Riar

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States

  • Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien Ngouabi University of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo, Rep.

Published Articles
  • Newborn Stroke in Congo: First Case Report

    Gaston Ekouya Bowassa , Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet , Aymar Pierre Gildas Oko , Annie Rachel Okoko , Engoba Moyen , Nelly Yvette Ngakegni , Georges Marius Moyen

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 22-24
    Received: May 08, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 02, 2015
    Published: Oct. 16, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2015030501.15
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    Abstract: Neonatal strokes are defined by the occurrence of any cerebrovascular event between the 20th week of gestation and 28th day after birth. It is an uncommon disease whose incidence varies according to the authors. The localized seizures are the main symptoms. But nonspecific symptoms like bradycardia, bradypnea and poor feeding may reveal the patholo... Show More
  • Current Data on the Profile of Patients Hospitalized for Stroke in a Neurology Department in West Africa: Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

    Aka-Anghui Diarra Evelyne , Zakaria Mamadou , Mourtada Wardatou Dine , Kouassi Kouamé Léonard , Yapo Ehounoud C.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 14-21
    Received: Jun. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 24, 2015
    Published: Jul. 08, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2015030501.14
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    Abstract: Background and purpose: With a hospital prevalence oscillating between 28% and 32% the strokes represent the first cause of hospitalization in our department [1] Stroke is emerging as a leading cause of preventable death and disability in adults in many developing nations. The general objective was to describe the profile of patients. Problem: The ... Show More
  • Arterial Territories Affected in the Thalamic Stroke: A Prospective Study Among Inpatients in Lome University Hospital, Togo

    Komi Assogba , Lantam Sonhaye , Celikplim Akakpo , Damelan Kombate , Kossivi M. Apetse , Mofou Belo , Koffi A. A. Balogou

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: May 31, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 07, 2015
    Published: Jun. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2015030501.13
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    Abstract: Background and purpose: The thalamic infarct is frequent among ischemic stroke. We aim to determine the frequency of the thalamic infarct and analyze the different arterial territories affected in patients with thalamic syndrome. Patients and Methods: It was a prospective study. It focused on patients hospitalized in the neurology department of our... Show More
  • Epidemiology and Clinical Description of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Low Income Setting: A Syndrome with Short Survival

    Komi Assogba , Souleymane Brah , Damelan Kombate , Kossivi M. Apetse , Rabi Barry-Barque , Mofou Belo , Koffi A. A. Balogou

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 5-8
    Received: May 27, 2015
    Accepted: May 28, 2015
    Published: Jun. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2015030501.12
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    Abstract: Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative motor neuron disease. It evolves to loss of autonomy and death. Objective: To describe the cases of ALS clinically definite observed in hospital field. Patients and methods: The retrospective study has covered a period of 10 years (2003-2012) and a total of 10,128 patient’s files wer... Show More
  • Neonatal Seizures: Frequency, Clinical Forms, Aetiology and Outcome in Tropical Practice

    Bahoura Balaka , Komi Assogba , Fidato A. Touglo , Damelan Kombaté , Kossivi M. Apetsè , Marie C. Ayassou-Madji

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: May 19, 2015
    Accepted: May 20, 2015
    Published: Jun. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.s.2015030501.11
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    Abstract: Background: Seizures are common cause of paediatric admissions in poor resource countries and a risk factor for neurodevelopmental impairment. This study aimed to determine the frequency, clinical forms, aetiology and outcome of seizures in relation to rectal temperature in newborn. Patients and Methods: The study was located in paediatric departme... Show More