Skip to Content

Afif Hentati, M.D.

Afif Hentati, M.D.

Afif Hentati, M.D.

Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Locations
    Locations
    A

    NorthShore Medical Group

    1000 Central St.
    Suite 880
    Evanston, IL 60201
    847.570.2570 847.570.2073 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
    B

    NorthShore Medical Group

    9650 Gross Point Rd.
    Suite 3900
    Skokie, IL 60076
    847.570.2570 847.657.5708 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
    C

    NorthShore Medical Group

    2180 Pfingsten Rd.
    Suite 2000
    Glenview, IL 60026
    847.570.2570 847.570.2073 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
  • Publications
    Publications
    • Successful utilization of the EMR in a multiple sclerosis clinic to support quality improvement and research initiatives at the point of care.

      Multiple sclerosis journal - experimental, translational and clinical

      Authors: Claire Simon K
      Abstract
      Many physicians enter data into the electronic medical record (EMR) as unstructured free text and not as discrete data, making it challenging to use for quality improvement or research initiatives.
      The objective of this research paper was to develop and implement a structured clinical documentation support (SCDS) toolkit within the EMR to facilitate quality initiatives and practice-based research in a multiple sclerosis (MS) practice.
      We built customized EMR toolkits to capture standardized data at office visits. Content was determined through physician consensus on necessary elements to support best practices in treating patients with demyelinating disorders. We also developed CDS tools and best practice advisories within the toolkits to alert physicians when a quality improvement opportunity exists, including enrollment into our DNA biobanking study at the point of care.
      We have used the toolkit to evaluate 541 MS patients in our clinic and begun collecting longitudinal data on patients who return for annual visits. We provide a description and example screenshots of our toolkits, and a brief description of our cohort to date.
      The EMR can be effectively structured to standardize MS clinic office visits, capture data, and support quality improvement and practice-based research initiatives at the point of care.
      PMID: 30559971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Bilateral Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma.

      Asian journal of neurosurgery

      Authors: Hentati A, Matar N, Dridi H, Bouali S, Jemel H
      Abstract
      Cavernous hemangioma of the orbit (CHO) is a benign slow-growing lesion of intracanal space. Bilateral orbital cavernous hemangiomas are extremely rare, so that only a few cases have been reported in scientific literature. A 54-year-old patient presented a 1-year history of impaired visual acuity of the left eye. Physical examination showed a left axial propotosis. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging showed a 28 mm diameter intraconal space mass of the left orbit, as well as another 11 mm diameter lesion in the right eye, in the superomedial extraconal space. A superior wall left orbitotomy was performed with a total removal of the tumor. The right lesion was respected. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of CHO. Bilateral cavernous hemangiomas are extremely rare. Orbital imaging guides the diagnosis. The neurosurgeons prefer craniotomy while ophthalmologists favor various modifications of orbitotomies.
      PMID: 30459900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Summaries of the papers of the 4th National Congress of the Tunisian Society of Medical Oncology attached to the 4th Maghreb Congress of Oncology.

      La Tunisie medicale 2017 Oct

      Authors: Abid W, Hentati A, Jdidi J, Chaari Z, Ben Jemaa H, Elleuch N, Dammak J, Frikha I
      Abstract
      Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst (PHC) may represent a real therapeutic challenge. Surgery remains the treatment of choice and postoperative course may be complicated in some cases. Several factors can be involved like the cyst's size and location. We aimed to study the existence of correlation between the radiological aspect of the PHC and the postoperative course through a retrospective study including 267 patients. Different radiological aspect of PHC found on the X-ray and/or computed tomography of the chest were classified according to Zidi et al.
      Analytical study showed that there is minor chance to have complications with simple cyst (P<0.05 and OR<1), while type VI cyst were more likely to cause complications (P=0.007 and OR=2.6). Considering these results, more attention should be paid to type VI of PHC to prevent postoperative complications. A multicentric study will be more precise to study correlation between different characteristics of the PHC and postoperative course.
      PMID: 29873056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Dendriform pulmonary ossification in a patient with mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

      Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 2016 Jul

      Authors: Triki M, Kallel R, Hentati A, Hentati Y, Mnif H, Boudawara T
      Abstract
      Dendriform pulmonary ossification is a chronic process characterized by the presence of heterotopic bone within the interstitium and alveolar walls. It usually occurs in the setting of chronic inflammation. We report an unusual case of a 54-year-old man with a history of relapsing Hodgkin lymphoma who was diagnosed with concomitant mucoepidermoid pulmonary carcinoma and dendriform ossifications. The radiological features were initially misinterpreted as post-radiation pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The diagnosis was finally established after considering both the radiological and pathological findings. Dendriform pulmonary ossification is an under-recognized disease that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of lung chronic diseases.
      PMID: 27252231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Left lung agenesis discovered by a spontaneous pneumothorax in a 20-year-old girl.

      Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society

      Authors: Hentati A, Neifar C, Abid W, M'saad S
      Abstract
      Lung agenesis is a rare condition which prognosis widely depends on associated malformations. Clinical presentation is so variable and diagnosis is often made in childhood. Here, we present a case of a 20-year-old girl who was admitted because of a spontaneous pneumothorax. Explorations concluded at a left lung agenesis, a hyperinflated right lung crossing the midline with a corresponding pneumothorax. There was no malformation else. This congenital condition and treatment for this rare presentation are discussed in detail.
      PMID: 27051112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • [Hydatid cysts of the liver ruptured into the thorax (about five cases)].

      Revue de pneumologie clinique 2015 Oct

      Authors: Msaad S, Yangui I, Ketata W, Abid N, Feki W, Abid H, Hentati A, Kammoun S
      Abstract
      Hydatid cyst of the liver remains a serious public health problem in Tunisia. This benign affection can sometimes cause fatal complications such as cyst rupture into the thorax.
      We report 5 cases of patients who experienced intrathoracic rupture of hydatic cyst of liver. There were four rural women and an urban man. Patients were between 60 and 75 years of age. We present 2 cases of cyst rupture into pleura, 3 cases of hydatid bronchial fistula and 3 cases of biliothoracic fistulas. Surgical treatment was performed by laparotomy in 3 cases, thoracic approach in one case and by thoracoabdominal approach in the other case. We deplore one case of early death by hemorrhagic shock.
      Authors emphasize the complexity of the management of hydatic cyst of liver ruptured into the thorax. Surgical treatment remains responsible of high perioperative morbidity and mortality. Early diagnostic and improvement of reanimation measures are important to improve the prognosis of this serious complication.
      PMID: 26195113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Primary Burkitt lymphoma in the posterior mediastinum.

      Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 2015 Nov

      Authors: Chaari Z, Charfi S, Hentati A, Ayadi I, Abid H, Frikha I
      Abstract
      A 13-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with complaints of posterior chest pain and dyspnea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest revealed a mass in the posterior mediastinum, extending from T8 to T11 with intraspinal involvement. A percutaneous core needle biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma. He was treated according to the Lymphoma Malignancy B protocol 2001 arm C3, but he presented with liver and brain relapses and died 7.5 months after admission. Although lymphoma is rarely localized in the posterior mediastinum, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of posterior mediastinal masses in children.
      PMID: 26038605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Giant cystic schwannoma of the middle mediastinum with cervical extension.

      The Libyan journal of medicine 2015

      Authors: Gueldich M, Hentati A, Chakroun A, Abid H, Kammoun S, M'saad S, Frikha I
      Abstract
      Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells of the neural sheath. They are typically, well-encapsulated lesions which rarely adhere to the adjacent structures. In the chest, schwannomas are often seen within the posterior mediastinum and commonly originating along intercostal nerves. Several operative approaches have previously been described for the resection of these tumors, including thoracoscopic techniques and posterolateral thoracotomy. We report in this case a giant cystic mediastinal schwannoma of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve with cervical extension, unresectable by the usual described approaches, which was completely removed through a cervical approach.
      PMID: 25854982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • In the News
    In the News

    Feb 2014