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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344948/the-effect-of-combining-axillary-brachial-plexus-block-with-interscalene-or-supraclavicular-block-for-upper-limb-surgeries-using-neurostimulation-technique
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H O Idehen, C A Imarengiaye
BACKGROUND: The different approaches to the brachial plexus have clinical implications and all these approaches have clinical limitations. Combining different approaches helps to reduce these limitations. Can a combination of two different methods of brachial plexus block give a better anaesthetic outcome? AIM: To compare the effect of combining axillary plexus block with interscalene as opposed to axillary plexus block with supraclavicular blocks. DESIGN OF STUDY: Prospective observational study...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288637/exploring-implementation-practices-in-results-based-financing-the-case-of-the-verification-in-benin
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Matthieu Antony, Maria Paola Bertone, Olivier Barthes
BACKGROUND: Results-based financing (RBF) has been introduced in many countries across Africa and a growing literature is building around the assessment of their impact. These studies are usually quantitative and often silent on the paths and processes through which results are achieved and on the wider health system effects of RBF. To address this gap, our study aims at exploring the implementation of an RBF pilot in Benin, focusing on the verification of results. METHODS: The study is based on action research carried out by authors involved in the pilot as part of the agency supporting the RBF implementation in Benin...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271855/prevalence-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-food-from-selected-african-countries-a-meta-analysis
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Narayan Paudyal, Victor Anihouvi, Joseph Hounhouigan, Maitshwarelo Ignatius Matsheka, Bonno Sekwati-Monang, Wisdom Amoa-Awua, Amy Atter, Nina Bernice Ackah, Samuel Mbugua, Agnes Asagbra, Warda Abdelgadir, Jesca Nakavuma, Mogens Jakobsen, Weihuan Fang
Food safety information in the African region is insufficient and fragmented due to lack of surveillance, documentation and reporting, thereby resulting in inefficient utilization of resources, duplication of activities, and lack of synergy among the countries of the region. This paper reviews the prevalence of foodborne pathogens in seven African countries (Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda) from papers in regional or international journals published between January 2000 and December 2015...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264832/retrospective-review-of-surgical-availability-and-readiness-in-8-african-countries
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D A Spiegel, B Droti, P Relan, S Hobson, M N Cherian, K O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess surgical availability and readiness in 8 African countries using the WHO's Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool. SETTING: We analysed data for surgical services, including basic and comprehensive surgery, comprehensive obstetric care, blood transfusion, and infection prevention, obtained from the WHO's SARA surveys in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Mauritania, Benin, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264718/exploring-the-floristic-diversity-of-tropical-africa
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Marc S M Sosef, Gilles Dauby, Anne Blach-Overgaard, Xander van der Burgt, Luís Catarino, Theo Damen, Vincent Deblauwe, Steven Dessein, John Dransfield, Vincent Droissart, Maria Cristina Duarte, Henry Engledow, Geoffrey Fadeur, Rui Figueira, Roy E Gereau, Olivier J Hardy, David J Harris, Janneke de Heij, Steven Janssens, Yannick Klomberg, Alexandra C Ley, Barbara A Mackinder, Pierre Meerts, Jeike L van de Poel, Bonaventure Sonké, Tariq Stévart, Piet Stoffelen, Jens-Christian Svenning, Pierre Sepulchre, Rainer Zaiss, Jan J Wieringa, Thomas L P Couvreur
BACKGROUND: Understanding the patterns of biodiversity distribution and what influences them is a fundamental pre-requisite for effective conservation and sustainable utilisation of biodiversity. Such knowledge is increasingly urgent as biodiversity responds to the ongoing effects of global climate change. Nowhere is this more acute than in species-rich tropical Africa, where so little is known about plant diversity and its distribution. In this paper, we use RAINBIO - one of the largest mega-databases of tropical African vascular plant species distributions ever compiled - to address questions about plant and growth form diversity across tropical Africa...
March 7, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262752/highly-exposed-hiv-1-seronegative-female-commercial-sex-workers-sustain-in-their-genital-mucosa-increased-frequencies-of-tolerogenic-myeloid-and-regulatory-t-cells
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V Thibodeau, L Fourcade, A-C Labbé, M Alary, F Guédou, J Poudrier, M Roger
We and others have shown that HIV-1 highly-exposed seronegative (HESN) female commercial sex workers (CSWs) maintain low genital inflammatory conditions to prevent HIV infection. HIV-1 interacts with toll-like receptors (TLR)-7/8 to induce interferon (IFN)-α, an important antiviral and immunomodulatory cytokine, which act together with interleukin (IL)-10, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G and immunoglobulin-like transcript (ILT)-4 to initiate a "tolerogenic/regulatory" anti-inflammatory loop. In view of further unravelling elements associated with natural immunity to HIV-1, we have characterised TLR-7, IFN-α, IL-10, HLA-G and ILT-4 expression profiles in the genital tract of female CSWs and HIV-1-uninfected non-CSWs from Benin...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248969/development-and-validation-of-risk-profiles-of-west-african-rural-communities-facing-multiple-natural-hazards
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Daniel Asare-Kyei, Fabrice G Renaud, Julia Kloos, Yvonne Walz, Jakob Rhyner
West Africa has been described as a hotspot of climate change. The reliance on rain-fed agriculture by over 65% of the population means that vulnerability to climatic hazards such as droughts, rainstorms and floods will continue. Yet, the vulnerability and risk levels faced by different rural social-ecological systems (SES) affected by multiple hazards are poorly understood. To fill this gap, this study quantifies risk and vulnerability of rural communities to drought and floods. Risk is assessed using an indicator-based approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242097/cutaneous-basidiobolomycosis-seven-cases-in-southern-benin
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F Atadokpédé, J Gnossikè, H Adégbidi, B Dégboé, Y Sissinto-Savi de Tovè, A Adéyé, C Koudoukpo, A Chauty, D Chabasse, J-P Saint-André, M-T Dieng, M-C Koeppel, H-G Yedomon, F do-Ango-Padonou
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous basidiobolomycosis is the most common form of entomophthoramycosis. Herein we report seven cases of cutaneous basidiobolomycosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted at the Buruli ulcer treatment centre in Pobè and at the national teaching hospital in Cotonou from 2010 to 2015. RESULTS: Seven cases of cutaneous basidiobolomycosis were diagnosed. The mean patient age was 9.53 years...
February 24, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220324/virus-surveys-of-capsicum-spp-in-the-republic-of-benin-reveal-the-prevalence-of-pepper-vein-yellows-virus-and-the-identification-of-a-previously-uncharacterised-polerovirus-species
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Leonard Afouda, Daouda Kone, Valerien Zinsou, Laurence Dossou, Lawrence Kenyon, Stephan Winter, Dennis Knierim
Surveys were conducted in 2014 and 2015 in Southern and Northern Benin, respectively, to identify the viruses infecting peppers (Capsicum spp.). The samples were screened by ELISA for cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), pepper veinal mottle virus (PVMV), potato virus Y (PVY) and tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). A generic reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) was used to test for the presence of poleroviruses. ELISA tests confirmed the prevalence of all viruses, while the RT-PCR detected pepper vein yellows virus (PeVYV) which is reported for the first time in Benin...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210845/whipworm-diversity-in-west-african-rodents-a-molecular-approach-and-the-description-of-trichuris-duplantieri-n-sp-nematoda-trichuridae
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Alexis Ribas, Christophe Diagne, Caroline Tatard, Mamoudou Diallo, Srisupaph Poonlaphdecha, Carine Brouat
Whipworms were collected from rodents (Muridae) from six West African countries: Burkina-Faso, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and the Republics of Benin, Guinea, Mali and Senegal. Molecular sequences (ITS-1, 5.8S and ITS-2 of the ribosomal DNA gene) and morphometric characters were analysed in Trichuris (Nematoda: Trichuridae) specimens found in seven host species: Arvicanthis niloticus, Gerbilliscus gambianus, Gerbillus gerbillus, G. tarabuli, Mastomys erythroleucus, M. huberti and M. natalensis. Phylogenetic analyses revealed three clades, one recognised as Trichuris mastomysi, previously recorded in M...
February 16, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205221/bight-of-benin-a-maternal-perspective-of-four-beninese-populations-and-their-genetic-implications-on-the-american-populations-of-african-ancestry
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Giuseppina Primativo, Claudio Ottoni, Gianfranco Biondi, Sara Serafino, Cristina Martínez-Labarga, Maarten H D Larmuseau, Michele Scardi, Ronny Decorte, Olga Rickards
The understanding of the first movements of the ancestral populations within the African continent is still unclear, particularly in West Africa, due to several factors that have shaped the African genetic pool across time. To improve the genetic representativeness of the Beninese population and to better understand the patterns of human settlement inside West Africa and the dynamics of peopling of the Democratic Republic of Benin, we analyzed the maternal genetic variation of 193 Beninese individuals belonging to Bariba, Berba, Dendi, and Fon populations...
March 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202024/who-cone-bio-assays-of-classical-and-new-generation-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-call-for-innovative-insecticides-targeting-the-knock-down-resistance-mechanism-in-benin
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Marius Allossogbe, Virgile Gnanguenon, Boulais Yovogan, Bruno Akinro, Rodrigue Anagonou, Fiacre Agossa, André Houtoukpe, Germain Gil Padonou, Martin Akogbeto
BACKGROUND: To increase the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in areas of high resistance, new long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) called new-generation nets have been developed. These nets are treated with the piperonyl butoxide (PBO) synergist which inhibit the action of detoxification enzymes. The effectiveness of the new-generation nets has been proven in some studies, but their specific effect on mosquitoes carrying detoxification enzymes and those carrying both detoxification enzymes and the knock-down resistance gene in Benin is not well known...
February 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197207/maize-fungal-growth-control-with-scopoletin-of-cassava-roots-produced-in-benin
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Rafiatou Ba, Teou Alfa, Fernand Gbaguidi, Kosi Mawuéna Novidzro, Kokouvi Dotse, Koffi Koudouvo, Ursula Houngue, Marcel T Donou Hounsode, Kossi Honoré Koumaglo, Yaovi Ameyapoh, Lamine Baba-Moussa
The chemical contamination of food is among the main public health issues in developing countries. With a view to find new natural bioactive products against fungi responsible for chemical contamination of staple food such as maize, the antifungal activity tests of scopoletin extracted from different components of the cassava root produced in Benin were carried out. The dosage of scopoletin from parts of the root (first skin, second skin, whole root, and flesh) was done by High Performance Liquid Chromatography...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191507/mapping-the-distribution-of-anopheles-funestus-across-benin-highlights-a-sharp-contrast-of-susceptibility-to-insecticides-and-infection-rate-to-plasmodium-between-southern-and-northern-populations
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Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Genevieve M Tchigossou, Seun M Atoyebi, Helen Irving, Michael O Kusimo, Innocent Djegbe, Jacob M Riveron, Eric Tossou, Akadiri Yessoufou, Charles S Wondji
Background. Malaria remains an important public health issue in Benin, with Anopheles gambiae s.l. and Anopheles funestus s.s being the predominant vectors. This study was designed to generate information on An. funestus distribution, molecular speciation, Plasmodium infection rate and insecticide susceptibility status across Benin. Methods. Mosquito samples were collected from December 2014 to January 2016 in 46 localities in Benin. These samples were mapped and An. funestus collected were speciated to the molecular level...
December 14, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187629/review-of-the-genus-i-lanchnophorus-i-hemiptera-heteroptera-rhyparochromidae-with-description-of-three-new-species-and-other-nomenclatural-changes
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Petr Kment, Attilio Carapezza, Zdeněk Jindra, Előd Kondorosy
The generic name Lanchnophorus Reuter, 1887, deemed for a long time to be unavailable as incorrect original spelling of Lachnophorus (in fact Lachnophorus Distant, 1903 is an unjustified emendation of the former), is restored as a valid name of the genus. Lachnesthus Bergroth, 1915, syn. nov. (new name for the preoccupied Lachnophorus Distant, 1903) is considered junior synonym of Lanchnophorus. The following nomenclatural changes are proposed: Lanchnophorus flavus (Scudder, 1971) comb. nov. = Lachnesthus chinai Scudder, nomen nudum; Lanchnophorus guttulatus Reuter, 1887, comb...
January 25, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166246/soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-during-pregnancy-and-infancy-in-benin-mother-child-resemblance-and-association-with-the-risk-of-malaria-infection-and-low-birth-weight
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Tania C d'Almeida, Ibrahim Sadissou, Jacqueline Milet, Gilles Cottrell, Amandine Mondière, Euripide Avokpaho, Laure Gineau, Audrey Sabbagh, Achille Massougbodji, Kabirou Moutairou, Eduardo A Donadi, Benoit Favier, Edgardo Carosella, Philippe Moreau, Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, David Courtin, André Garcia
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) G is a tolerogenic molecule involved in the maternal-fetal immune tolerance phenomenon. Its expression during some infectious diseases leading to immune evasion has been established. A first study conducted in Benin has shown that the production of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) during the first months of life is strongly correlated with the maternal level at delivery and associated with low birth weight and malaria. However sHLA-G measurements during pregnancy were not available for mothers and furthermore, to date the evolution of sHLA-G in pregnancy is not documented in African populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163504/main-neurosurgical-pathologies-in-benin-republic
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Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho, Madougou Soumaila, Isaac Hoinsou-Hans, Gautier M M Djrolo, Audrey A S Zevounou, Amos O Adeleye
BACKGROUND: Benin republic is a very low-income French-speaking country in West Africa The development of Neurosurgery in the Republic of Benin took off with the arrival of the first Beninese neurosurgeons in the year 2003. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate patients' attendance in a public neurosurgical center, and appreciate populations' affordability to a new specialty. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: In the year 2004, the Benin Armed Forces established the first Department of Neurosurgery in the Nation's Military Teaching Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157468/do-active-case-finding-projects-increase-the-number-of-tuberculosis-cases-notified-at-national-level
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K G Koura, A Trébucq, V Schwoebel
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the impact of active tuberculosis case finding (ACF) projects on the number of sputum smear-positive (SS+) tuberculosis (TB) cases notified at national level. METHODS: Case-finding results of the 16 countries that participated in the first wave of the TB REACH project were analysed. Information on the number of SS+ TB cases at national level were taken from the 2014 World Health Organization global tuberculosis report. A segmented linear regression model was used to analyse trends in notification...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144847/-practices-of-caregivers-and-national-recommendations-for-treatment-of-malaria-in-benin-in-2009
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S Robin, C Bruneton, E Guévart
New treatments against malaria (artemisinin-based combination therapies, ACT) resulted in profound changes in the therapeutic behaviours in Africa. This study aims to evaluate the practices adaptation to the new strategies in Benin in 2009. In three southern areas of the country, 14 private pharmacies, 10 public health centers and 10 private health centers were audited. Between July and October 2009, 36 providers and 93 prescribers were interviewed, 127 dispensations for self-medication were observed, 210 prescriptions were analyzed according to the WHO recommendations, 251 patients with complaints of malaria and 50 healthy women were interviewed and 34 physical inventories were conducted in pharmacies...
January 31, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123447/erratum-to-allometric-models-and-aboveground-biomass-stocks-of-a-west-african-sudan-savannah-watershed-in-benin
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Adéyèmi Chabi, Sven Lautenbach, Vincent Oladokoun Agnila Orekan, Nicholas Kyei-Baffour
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13021-016-0058-5.].
December 2016: Carbon Balance and Management
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