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Isaac I Bogoch, Mireille Gomes, Laura Fuente-Soro, Rosauro Varo, Denise Naniche, Charfudin Sacoor, Raquel González, Nico Nagelkerke, Quique Bassat, Prabhat Jha
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February 2018: Lancet HIV
Damus Kouassi, Odile Angbo-Effi, Lepri Aka, M'Bégnan Coulibaly, Sory Soumahoro, Gnissan Yao, Nagho Soro
Barriers to immunization are seen in both the general population and the health care workforce. We conducted this study to determine the perception of health workers on vaccination and the immunization of their patients. This cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was carried out among the medical staff in Bouaké, from 10 January to 07 March 2016. The data collected from the interviews were analyzed using Epi info 2000 software and SPSS 17.0. The Chi-2 test and logistic regression were performed and the significance threshold of the tests was 5%...
December 31, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
Bereket Yohannes, Elias Ejamo, Thilagavathi Thangavel, Mulugeta Yohannis
BACKGROUND: Poor complementary feeding practice to infants is one of risk factors for child undernutrition in Ethiopia. This would vary across the culturally and socioeconomically diverse settings in this country. Thus, this study was aimed to determine the proportion of timely initiated complementary feeding practice of women to their children aged 6-23 months in rural Soro district in Southwest Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based crossectional survey was conducted in Soro district from August to September in 2015...
January 31, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Stefano Bibbò, Giovanni Mario Pes, Paolo Usai-Satta, Roberta Salis, Sara Soro, Bianca Maria Quarta Colosso, Maria Pina Dore
Coeliac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel associated with increased risk of additional autoimmune diseases (ADs).To investigate the prevalence of ADs in a population of adult coeliac patients.This was a retrospective case-control study. Data from coeliac patients and controls referred to a tertiary center between 2013 and 2016 were collected. The frequency of ADs and the unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for age, gender, disease duration, and body mass index with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were evaluated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
C Ferrando, G Tusman, F Suarez-Sipmann, I León, N Pozo, J Carbonell, J Puig, E Pastor, E Gracia, A Gutiérrez, G Aguilar, F J Belda, M Soro
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to test whether pulse-oximetry hemoglobin saturation (SpO2 ) can personalize the implementation of an open-lung approach during laparoscopy. Thirty patients with SpO2  ≥ 97% on room-air before anesthesia were studied. After anesthesia and capnoperitoneum the FIO2 was reduced to 0.21. Those patients whose SpO2 decreased below 97% - an indication of shunt related to atelectasis - completed the following phases: (1) First recruitment maneuver (RM), until reaching lung's opening pressure, defined as the inspiratory pressure level yielding a SpO2 ≥ 97%; (2) decremental positive end-expiratory (PEEP) titration trial until reaching lung's closing pressure defined as the PEEP level yielding a SpO2  < 97%; (3) second RM and, (4) ongoing ventilation with PEEP adjusted above the detected closing pressure...
January 29, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Carlos Ferrando, Marina Soro, Carmen Unzueta, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann, Jaume Canet, Julián Librero, Natividad Pozo, Salvador Peiró, Alicia Llombart, Irene León, Inmaculada India, Cesar Aldecoa, Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, David Pestaña, Francisco J Redondo, Ignacio Garutti, Jaume Balust, Jose I García, Maite Ibáñez, Manuel Granell, Aurelio Rodríguez, Lucía Gallego, Manuel de la Matta, Rafael Gonzalez, Andrea Brunelli, Javier García, Lucas Rovira, Francisco Barrios, Vicente Torres, Samuel Hernández, Estefanía Gracia, Marta Giné, María García, Nuria García, Lisset Miguel, Sergio Sánchez, Patricia Piñeiro, Roger Pujol, Santiago García-Del-Valle, José Valdivia, María J Hernández, Oto Padrón, Ana Colás, Jaume Puig, Gonzalo Azparren, Gerardo Tusman, Jesús Villar, Javier Belda
BACKGROUND: The effects of individualised perioperative lung-protective ventilation (based on the open-lung approach [OLA]) on postoperative complications is unknown. We aimed to investigate the effects of intraoperative and postoperative ventilatory management in patients scheduled for abdominal surgery, compared with standard protective ventilation. METHODS: We did this prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled trial in 21 teaching hospitals in Spain. We enrolled patients who were aged 18 years or older, were scheduled to have abdominal surgery with an expected time of longer than 2 h, had intermediate-to-high-risk of developing postoperative pulmonary complications, and who had a body-mass index less than 35 kg/m2...
January 19, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
A Simon-Soro, A Sherriff, S Sadique, G Ramage, L Macpherson, A Mira, S Culshaw, J Malcolm
Understanding the triad of host response, microbiome and disease status is potentially informative for disease prediction, prevention, early intervention and treatment. Using longitudinal assessment of saliva and disease status, we demonstrated that partial least squares modelling of microbial, immunological and clinical measures, grouped children according to future dental disease status. Saliva was collected and dental health assessed in 33 children aged 4 years, and again 1-year later. The composition of the salivary microbiome was assessed and host defence peptides in saliva were quantified...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
C Ferrando, J Belda, M Soro
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January 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Antonio Matteo Amadu, Daniela Soro, Vincenzo Marras, Giulia Satta, Paola Crivelli, Maurizio Conti, Giovanni Battista Meloni
We present the case of a 62 year-old woman who was admitted to our institute of radiological sciences for a breast mass developed in the last few months. The final diagnosis was primary breast chondrosarcoma and the surgical treatment performed, based on imaging and pathological findings, was the mastectomy.
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
E L Hamblion, P Raftery, A Wendland, E Dweh, G S Williams, R N C George, L Soro, V Katawera, P Clement, A N Gasasira, E Musa, T K Nagbe
OBJECTIVES: Lassa fever (LF), a priority emerging pathogen likely to cause major epidemics, is endemic in much of West Africa and is difficult to distinguish from other viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola virus disease (EVD). Definitive diagnosis requires laboratory confirmation, which is not widely available in affected settings. The public health action to contain a LF outbreak and the challenges encountered in an EVD-affected setting are reported herein. METHODS: In February 2016, a rapid response team was deployed in Liberia in response to a cluster of LF cases...
January 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Macaulay Amechi Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi
INTRODUCTION: We first described the syndrome of rapid onset end stage renal disease (SORO-ESRD), acute yet irreversible renal failure, in 2010. OBJECTIVE: The impact of SORO-ESRD renal allograft survival remains speculative and we plan to study this question. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of individual adult patient-level serum creatinine trajectories of ESRD patients on maintenance hemodialysis for >90 days at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 2001-2013...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
Peter Sörös, Katharina Bachmann, Alexandra P Lam, Manuela Kanat, Eliza Hoxhaj, Swantje Matthies, Bernd Feige, Helge H O Müller, Christiane Thiel, Alexandra Philipsen
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood is a serious and frequent psychiatric disorder with the core symptoms inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The principal aim of this study was to investigate associations between brain morphology, i.e., cortical thickness and volumes of subcortical gray matter, and individual symptom severity in adult ADHD. METHODS: Surface-based brain morphometry was performed in 35 women and 29 men with ADHD using FreeSurfer...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Ozan Akca, Lorenzo Ball, F Javier Belda, Peter Biro, Andrea Cortegiani, Arieh Eden, Carlos Ferrando, Luciano Gattinoni, Zeev Goldik, Cesare Gregoretti, Thomas Hachenberg, Göran Hedenstierna, Harriet W Hopf, Thomas K Hunt, Paolo Pelosi, Motaz Qadan, Daniel I Sessler, Marina Soro, Mert Şentürk
World Health Organization and the United States Center for Disease Control have recently recommended the use of 0.8 FIO2 in all adult surgical patients undergoing general anaesthesia, to prevent surgical site infections. This recommendation has arisen several discussions: As a matter of fact, there are numerous studies with different results about the effect of FIO2 on surgical site infection. Moreover, the clinical effects of FIO2 are not limited to infection control. We asked some prominent authors about their comments regarding the recent recommendations...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
María M Martorell, María Del M Rosales Soro, Hipólito F Pajot, Lucía I C de Figueroa
Trichosporon akiyoshidainum HP2023 is a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from Las Yungas rainforest (Tucumán, Argentina) and selected based on its outstanding textile dye decolorizing ability. In this work, the decolorization process was optimized using Reactive Black 5 as dye model. Lactose and urea were chosen as carbon and nitrogen sources through a one-at-time approach. Afterwards, factorial designs were employed for medium optimization; leading to the formulation of a simpler optimized medium which contains in g L(-1): lactose 10, yeast extract 1, urea 0...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Technology
Lucía Pastor, Aina Casellas, Jorge Carrillo, Sergi Alonso, Erica Parker, Laura Fuente-Soro, Chenjerai Jairoce, Inacio Mandomando, Julià Blanco, Denise Naniche
Acute HIV infection (AHI) is the period prior to seroconversion characterized by high viral replication, hyper-transmission potential and commonly, non-specific febrile illness. AHI detection requires HIV-RNA viral load (VL) determination, which has very limited access in low-income countries due to restrictive costs and implementation constraints. We sought to identify a biomarker that could enable AHI diagnosis in scarce-resource settings, and to evaluate the feasibility of its implementation. HIV-seronegative adults presenting at the Manhiça District Hospital, Mozambique, with reported-fever were tested for VL...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
Aibek Mukambetov, Taalaigul Sabyrbekova, Lola Asanalieva, Ilim Sadykov, Alexander Aralbaev, Stephen Connor
Palliative care began in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 as a pilot home based care program in Osh Cancer Center and was supported by a small group of nurses and one physician from Scotland. In 2010, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan (SFK) and the Open Society Foundation's International Palliative Care Initiative (IPCI) began supporting work on palliative care policy, legislation, essential medicine availability, education, advocacy and implementation. A Ministry of Health working group was established to lead this initiative and technical assistance was provided by an international palliative care consultant...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Gulnara Kunirova, Ainur Shakenova
In Kazakhstan, like most ex-Soviet Union countries palliative care began in the late 1990's with the opening of the Almaty Hospice in 1999. Since that time, several palliative care services have opened in urban centers but there is little coverage in rural areas. Palliative care has grown due to the collaborative work of Parliament leaders, Ministry of Health, local governments officials, Public Health Higher School, National Center for Health Development, academic medical institutions, oncology and palliative care experts, NGO's, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan, and international experts...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Peter Sörös, Nuria Doñamayor, Catharina Wittke, Mohamed Al-Khaled, Norbert Brüggemann, Thomas F Münte
Speech impairment is a frequent and often serious symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD), characterized by a disorder of phonation, articulation and prosody. While research on the pathogenesis of the prominent limb motor symptoms has made considerable progress in recent years, the pathophysiology of PD speech impairment is still incompletely understood. To investigate the neural correlates of speech production in PD, EEG was recorded in 14 non-demented patients with idiopathic PD and preserved verbal fluency on regular dopaminergic medication (8 women; mean age ± SD: 69...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Carlos Ferrando, Marina Soro, Carmen Unzueta, Jaume Canet, Gerardo Tusman, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann, Julian Librero, Salvador Peiró, Natividad Pozo, Carlos Delgado, Maite Ibáñez, César Aldecoa, Ignacio Garutti, David Pestaña, Aurelio Rodríguez, Santiago García Del Valle, Oscar Diaz-Cambronero, Jaume Balust, Francisco Javier Redondo, Manuel De La Matta, Lucía Gallego, Manuel Granell, Pascual Martínez, Ana Pérez, Sonsoles Leal, Kike Alday, Pablo García, Pablo Monedero, Rafael Gonzalez, Guido Mazzinari, Gerardo Aguilar, Jesús Villar, Francisco Javier Belda
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious postoperative complication that increases morbidity and healthcare costs. SSIs tend to increase as the partial pressure of tissue oxygen decreases: previous trials have focused on trying to reduce them by comparing high versus conventional inspiratory oxygen fractions (FIO2) in the perioperative period but did not use a protocolised ventilatory strategy. The open-lung ventilatory approach restores functional lung volume and improves gas exchange, and therefore it may increase the partial pressure of tissue oxygen for a given FIO2...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
Yunhui Chen, Jessica Ellen Frith, Ali Dehghan-Manshadi, Hooyar Attar, Damon Kent, Nicolas Dominique Mathieu Soro, Michael J Bermingham, Matthew S Dargusch
Synthetic scaffolds are a highly promising new approach to replace both autografts and allografts to repair and remodel damaged bone tissue. Biocompatible porous titanium scaffold was manufactured through a powder metallurgy approach. Magnesium powder was used as space holder material which was compacted with titanium powder and removed during sintering. Evaluation of the porosity and mechanical properties showed a high level of compatibility with human cortical bone. Interconnectivity between pores is higher than 95% for porosity as low as 30%...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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