[Tunis]Prospective study of meningoencephalitis with clear liquid
Tunisia (ASSOCIA-MED) - University of Tunis El-Manar/Faculty of Medecine of Tunis, Tunis
Infectious Diseases
Infectious and tropical diseases department , La Rabta Hospital , Tunis , Tunisia
Dr. Hanen Tiouini
Dr. Lamia Ammari
English, French
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The increasing number of patients suffering from the meningoencephalitis with clear liquid and the emergence of certain viruses involved in this study are the main reasons of starting this research project. It will consist in studying the etiology of the cerebrospinal fluid meningitis. The vital prognosis may be at stake in herpetic affection.
What is the aim of the project?
-Establishing statistics about the current situation of meningoencephalitis in Tunisia.
What techniques and methods are used?
°Extracting cerebrospinal fluid by doing a lumbar puncture. °Analyzing cerebrospinal fluid using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technique.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
During the internship, the student is expected: - To accomplish lumbar puncture under supervision. - To fill information sheets (clinical, biological) about the patients - To collect and transport blood samples for analyzes (the most important task that student must be able to do it) - To try to interpret the results of blood and cerebrospinal fluid analyzes.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes. Courses will be provided by the tutors.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge about exercising lumbar puncture. Subjects passed : Neurology and Infectious diseases
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)