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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731216/indigenous-food-ingredients-for-complementary-food-formulations-to-combat-infant-malnutrition-in-benin-a-review
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Flora J Chadare, Yann E Madode, Nadia Fanou-Fogny, Janvier M Kindossi, Juvencio O Ayosso, Hermann S Honfo, Polycarpe Kayode, Anita R Linnemann, Joseph D Hounhouigan
This paper reviews indigenous Beninese food resources as potential ingredients for complementary infant foods with the aim to develop affordable formulations for low-income households in each agro-ecological zone of the country. Potential ingredients were selected on their documented nutritional value. The selected foods encompass 347 food resources, namely 297 plant products from home gardens or collected from natural vegetation and 50 animals, either domesticated or from the wild. The compiled data reveal that the distribution of the available food resources was unbalanced between agro-ecological zones...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726176/quality-assessment-and-public-health-status-of-harvested-rainwater-in-a-peri-urban-community-in-edo-state-of-nigeria
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Isoken H Igbinosa, Isoken T Aighewi
The harvested rainwater is an alternative water source in communities where there is limited or scarcity of water distribution system. However, contamination of roof-harvested rainwater is of immense concern to the general public health. Therefore, this study was initiated to assess the levels of physicochemical quality and heavy metal concentrations in the harvested rainwater from Oluku communities in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The roof-harvested rainwater samples were collected from 20 independent different residential households in Oluku communities, between April 2015 and September 2015...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722565/high-iron-levels-are-associated-with-increased-malaria-risk-in-infants-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-benin
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Violeta Moya-Alvarez, Gilles Cottrell, Smaila Ouédraogo, Manfred Accrombessi, Achille Massougbodgi, Michel Cot
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% of children in low-income countries are anemic. Therefore, iron supplements are recommended by WHO in areas with high anemia rates. However, some studies have set into question the benefits of iron supplementation in malaria-endemic regions. In Benin, a west African country with high prevalence of anemia and malaria, no iron supplements are given systematically to infants so far despite the WHO recommendations. In this context, we wanted to investigate the effect of iron levels during the first year of life on malarial risk in Benin considering complementary risk factors...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722556/spanning-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-mnch-and-health-systems-research-boundaries-conducive-and-limiting-health-systems-factors-to-improving-mnch-outcomes-in-west-africa
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Irene Akua Agyepong, Aku Kwamie, Edith Frimpong, Selina Defor, Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve C Aryeetey, Virgil Lokossou, Issiaka Sombie
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements over time, West Africa lags behind global as well as sub-Saharan averages in its maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is despite the availability of an increasing body of knowledge on interventions that improve such outcomes. Beyond our knowledge of what interventions work, insights are needed on others factors that facilitate or inhibit MNCH outcome improvement. This study aimed to explore health system factors conducive or limiting to MNCH policy and programme implementation and outcomes in West Africa, and how and why they work in context...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717307/traditional-treatment-of-human-and-animal-salmonelloses-in-southern-benin-knowledge-of-farmers-and-traditherapists
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T V Dougnon, E Déguénon, L Fah, B Lègba, Y M G Hounmanou, J Agbankpè, A Amadou, H Koudokpon, K Fabiyi, A Aniambossou, P Assogba, E Hounsa, M de Souza, F Avlessi, T J Dougnon, F Gbaguidi, M Boko, H S Bankolé, L Baba-Moussa
AIM: This study aimed to report medicinal plants that are likely to be used in the control of salmonellosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Benin. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 150 farmers and 100 traditional therapists in seven high municipalities. This step helped to collect plants that are used in the treatment of animal salmonellosis and typhoid fever in human. RESULTS: The results revealed a low level of use of medicinal plants among breeders who prefer antibiotics such as oxytetracycline (53...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713434/first-insight-into-a-nationwide-genotypic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-among-previously-treated-pulmonary-tuberculosis-cases-in-benin-west-africa
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Dissou Affolabi, N'Dira Sanoussi, Sergio Codo, Fréderic Sogbo, Prudence Wachinou, Faridath Massou, Aderemi Kehinde, Séverin Anagonou
BACKGROUND: Molecular studies on tuberculosis (TB) are rare in low-resource countries like Benin, where data on molecular study on previously treated TB cases is unavailable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January to December 2014, all smear- and culture-positive previously treated pulmonary TB patients from all TB clinics were systematically recruited. Drug susceptibility testing and spoligotyping were performed on all isolates. RESULTS: Of the 100 patients recruited, 71 (71...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712360/resisting-and-tolerating-p-falciparum-in-pregnancy-under-different-malaria-transmission-intensities
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Nicaise Tuikue Ndam, Emmanuel Mbuba, Raquel González, Pau Cisteró, Simon Kariuki, Esperança Sevene, María Rupérez, Ana Maria Fonseca, Anifa Vala, Sonia Maculuve, Alfons Jiménez, Llorenç Quintó, Peter Ouma, Michael Ramharter, John J Aponte, Arsenio Nhacolo, Achille Massougbodji, Valerie Briand, Peter G Kremsner, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Meghna Desai, Eusebio Macete, Michel Cot, Clara Menéndez, Alfredo Mayor
BACKGROUND: Resistance and tolerance to Plasmodium falciparum can determine the progression of malaria disease. However, quantitative evidence of tolerance is still limited. We investigated variations in the adverse impact of P. falciparum infections among African pregnant women under different intensities of malaria transmission. METHODS: P. falciparum at delivery was assessed by microscopy, quantitative PCR (qPCR) and placental histology in 946 HIV-uninfected and 768 HIV-infected pregnant women from Benin, Gabon, Kenya and Mozambique...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690743/-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-community-volunteers-on-lassa-and-ebola-viral-haemorrhagic-fevers-in-the-donga-department-north-benin
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Cossi Angelo Attinsounon, Cossi Athanase Hounnankan, Comlan Albert Dovonou, Cossi Adébayo Alassani, Sourakatou Salifou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671257/haplotypes-and-polymorphism-in-the-ccr5-gene-in-sickle-cell-disease
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A F Nascimento, J S Oliveira, J C Silva Junior, A A L Barbosa
Sickle cell disease shows several clinical manifestations in distinct levels of severity. This heterogeneity is due to the haplotype variability associated with the HbS gene, levels of fetal hemoglobin and environmental conditions, which modify the disease expression. Science community believes that the presence of a polymorphism in the CCR5 gene, which is related to chronic inflammatory state, could confer a higher survival rate and a lower number of inflammatory events to these patients since the deletion in CCR5Δ32 would knock out the CCR5 gene...
June 29, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671151/a-profile-of-adverse-effects-of-antihypertensive-medicines-in-a-tertiary-care-clinic-in-nigeria
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Abimbola O Olowofela, Ambrose O Isah
BACKGROUND: There has been a dearth of comprehensive data on the profile of adverse reactions to antihypertensive medicines in the Nigerian setting despite increased use. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to characterize the adverse reactions experienced in the homogenously black African population. METHODS: The study was carried out at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, in consenting eligible hypertensive patients ≥18 years...
July 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670947/genetic-background-of-the-sickle-cell-disease-pediatric-population-of-dakar-senegal-and-characterization-of-a-novel-frameshift-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mutation-hbb-c-265_266del-p-leu89glufs-2
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Fatou Gueye Tall, Cyril Martin, El Hadji Malick Ndour, Indou Déme Ly, Céline Renoux, Louis Chillotti, Nicolas Veyrenche, Philippe Connes, Papa Madieye Gueye, Rokhaya Ndiaye Diallo, Philippe Lacan, Ibrahima Diagne, Pape Amadou Diop, Aynina Cissé, Philomène Lopez Sall, Philippe Joly
Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder with a large variability in the pattern and severity of clinical manifestations. Different genetic modulators have been identified but very few epidemiologic data are available on these modifier genes in Senegal. This study aimed to determine their prevalence in a Senegalese sickle cell disease pediatric population. The following genetic parameters were genotyped in 295 sickle cell disease children of the Dakar pediatric hospital: sickle cell disease genotype [β(S)/β(S) (HBB: c...
March 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655682/distal-sensory-polyneuropathy-among-hiv-infected-patients-at-parakou-university-hospital-benin-2011
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T A Adoukonou, P Kouna-Ndouongo, A Kpangon, D Gnonlonfoun, B Kpacha, A Dovonou, D Houinato
Distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent neurological complication among HIV patients, and its risk increases with use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We aimed to assess the prevalence of DSP and the factors associated with it among HIV-infected outpatients treated at Parakou University Hospital. This cross-sectional study took place from April 15 to July 15, 2011, and included 262 patients. All patients underwent a neurological examination by two neurologists with training and clinical experience in these examinations and in the Brief Peripheral Neuropathy Screening (BPNS), which was the primary tool used here...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655677/private-pharmacy-staff-in-five-main-towns-in-benin-burkina-faso-and-mali-knowledge-and-practices-concerning-malaria-care-in-2014
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H Ganfon, T Diallo, C Nanga, N Coulibaly, V Benao, G Ekanmian, A Sandouidi, E Daniel Garcia
The Global Fund's involvement in the fight against malaria has led to significant improvements, but mostly through programs supporting public-sector health facilities and personnel. The authors report the results of the preliminary survey preceding their intervention with private pharmacies. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample of pharmacies in urban areas in Burkina Faso, Benin, and Mali. A pretested questionnaire was administered to the supervisor present in each pharmacy at the time of the survey...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647155/quantifying-trade-offs-between-future-yield-levels-food-availability-and-forest-and-woodland-conservation-in-benin
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Confidence Duku, Sander J Zwart, Lenny G J van Bussel, Lars Hein
Meeting the dual objectives of food security and ecosystem protection is a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). To this end agricultural intensification is considered desirable, yet, there remain uncertainties regarding the impact of climate change on opportunities for agricultural intensification and the adequacy of intensification options given the rapid population growth. We quantify trade-offs between levels of yield gap closure, food availability and forest and woodland conservation under different scenarios...
June 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642581/molecular-methods-to-detect-spodoptera-frugiperda-in-ghana-and-implications-for-monitoring-the-spread-of-invasive-species-in-developing-countries
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Matthew J W Cock, Patrick K Beseh, Alan G Buddie, Giovanni Cafá, Jayne Crozier
Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous pest indigenous throughout the Americas, which recently appeared in Africa, first reported from São Tomé, Nigeria, Bénin and Togo in 2016, and which we now report from Ghana. This species is recognised to comprise two morphologically identical but genetically distinct strains or species in the Americas, and we found both to be present in Ghana. We discuss possible routes of entry to Africa, of which the likeliest is adults and/or egg masses transported on direct commercial flights between the Americas and West Africa, followed by dispersal by adult flight within Africa...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641892/fighting-fake-medicines-first-quality-evaluation-of-cardiac-drugs-in-africa
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Marie Antignac, Bara Ibrahima Diop, Diane Macquart de Terline, Melisande Bernard, Bernard Do, Stéphane Méo Ikama, Roland N'Guetta, Dadhi M Balde, Yessoufou Tchabi, Abdallahi Sidi Aly, Ibrahim Ali Toure, Patrick Zabsonre, Jean Marie F Damorou, Jean Laurent Takombe, Christine Fernandez, Muriel Tafflet, Jean Philippe Empana, Pierre François Plouin, Kumar Narayanan, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven
BACKGROUND: The growing menace of poor quality and falsified drugs constitutes a major hazard, compromising healthcare and patient outcomes. Efforts to assess drug standards worldwide have almost exclusively focused on anti-microbial drugs; with no study to date on cardiovascular drugs. Our study aims to assess quality of seven routinely used cardiovascular medications (anticoagulants, antihypertensives and statins) in ten Sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: Drugs were prospectively collected using standardized methods between 2012 and 2014 from licensed (random pharmacies) and unlicensed (street-markets) places of sale in Africa...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639543/rapid-detection-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-blood-cultures-using-the-esbl-ndp-test-in-cotonou-benin
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Dissou Affolabi, Fredéric Sogbo, Gracieux Laleye, Jeanne Orekan, Faridath Massou, Aderemi Kehinde, Séverin Anagonou
PURPOSE: Rapid and inexpensive tests for detecting extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are needed, particularly in low-resource countries where infections with these bacteria constitute a major public health issue. The recently described ESBL NDP test performed well in developed countries. This study was designed to assess performance, cost and feasibility of this test in positive blood cultures, in Cotonou, Benin (West Africa). METHODOLOGY: The test was performed on 175 positive Bactec broth blood cultures containing Enterobacteriaceae, and blindly compared with the double-disc synergy test (DDST) for the phenotypic detection of ESBL producers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633633/utilization-and-farmers-knowledge-on-pigeonpea-diversity-in-benin-west-africa
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Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Agyemang Danquah, Léonard Essehou Ahoton, Kwadwo Ofori
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors driving farmers' uses of crop genetic resources is a key component not only to design appropriate conservation strategies but also to promote sustainable production. However, in Benin, limited information is available on farmers' knowledge related to pigeonpea uses and conservation. This study aimed at i) identifying and investigating the different uses of pigeonpea in relation with socio-cultural factors, namely age, gender, ethnic group and respondents' residence, ii) assessing pigeonpea varieties richness at household level and iii) evaluating the extent and distribution of pigeonpea varieties...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625144/detection-of-poor-quality-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-act-medicines-marketed-in-benin-using-simple-and-advanced-analytical-techniques
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Achille Yemoa, Védaste Habyalimana, Jérémie K Mbinze, Victoria Crickboom, Benjamin Muhigirwa, Agnès Ngoya, Pierre-Yves Sacré, Fernand Gbaguidi, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Philippe Hubert, Roland D Marini
BACKGROUND: Poor quality antimalarial medicines still represent a threat to the public health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa who bears a disproportionate share of the global burden of malaria. It is essential and urgent to strengthen mechanisms against counterfeit medicines. One of the approaches is regular market surveillance through quality controls. METHODS: 12 samples of artemether/lumefantrine were collected from formal and informal drug sellers in Cotonou (Benin) as well as additional other similar samples from Rwanda (13 samples) and from D...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610626/social-accountability-in-primary-health-care-in-west-and-central-africa-exploring-the-role-of-health-facility-committees
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Elsbet Lodenstein, Eric Mafuta, Adolphe C Kpatchavi, Jean Servais, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E W Broerse, Alpha Amadou Bano Barry, Thérèse M N Mambu, Jurrien Toonen
BACKGROUND: Social accountability has been emphasised as an important strategy to increase the quality, equity, and responsiveness of health services. In many countries, health facility committees (HFCs) provide the accountability interface between health providers and citizens or users of health services. This article explores the social accountability practices facilitated by HFCs in Benin, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. METHODS: The paper is based on a cross-case comparison of 11 HFCs across the three countries...
June 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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