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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507221/allocation-of-antiretroviral-drugs-to-hiv-infected-patients-in-togo-perspectives-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-healthcare-providers
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Lonzozou Kpanake, Paul Clay Sorum, Etienne Mullet
AIM: To explore the way people living with HIV and healthcare providers in Togo judge the priority of HIV-infected patients regarding the allocation of antiretroviral drugs. METHOD: From June to September 2015, 200 adults living with HIV and 121 healthcare providers living in Togo were recruited for the study. They were presented with stories of a few lines depicting the situation of an HIV-infected patient and were instructed to judge the extent to which the patient should be given priority for antiretroviral drugs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497153/catalytic-dehydrogenative-dual-functionalization-of-ethers-dealkylation-oxidation-bromination-accompanied-by-c-o-bond-cleavage-via-aerobic-oxidation-of-bromide
#2
Katsuhiko Moriyama, Tsukasa Hamada, Yu Nakamura, Hideo Togo
Catalytic dehydrogenative dual functionalization (DDF) of ethers via oxidation, dealkylation, and α-bromination by the aerobic oxidation of bromide was developed to obtain the corresponding α-bromo ketones in high yields. In particular, the reaction of substituted tetrahydrofurans as cyclic ethers provided 3,3-dibromo tetrahydrofuran-2-ols in high yields selectively through the double α-bromination.
May 12, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484196/a-case-of-an-intractable-duodenal-ulcer-associated-with-a-pancreatic-arteriovenous-malformation
#3
Shotaro Inoue, Tetsuya Ueo, Hirotoshi Yonemasu, Tetsuya Ishida, Masahide Fukuda, Kazumi Togo, Yuka Yanai, Hideyasu Nagamatsu, Ryoichi Narita, Kazunari Murakami
A 62-year-old man with epigastralgia was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of an intractable duodenal ulcer, which did not improve following proton pump inhibitor treatment. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed that the base of the ulcer was gray-white in color with conspicuous fibrosis tissue, unlike the appearance of common ulcers. A contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scan and angiography revealed tortuous and dilated vascular structures in the pancreatic head. This was diagnosed as a pancreatic arteriovenous malformation...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480398/ethnobotanical-study-of-plants-used-to-treat-asthma-in-the-maritime-region-in-togo
#4
Holaly E Gbekley, Gnatoulma Katawa, Simplice D Karou, SKokou Anani, Tchacondo Tchadjobo, Yaovi Ameyapoh, Komlan Batawila, Jacques Simpore
BACKGROUND: Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in modern society and it is evident that its incidence and severity are increasing, however very little is known about the plants used in the management of the disease. This study therefore aimed to document the plants usage in the Togolese traditional medicine to treat asthma. METHODOLOGY: From January to June 2015, an ethnobotanical survey was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire with traditional healers (THs) in the southern region of Togo...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470633/-anxiety-depression-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-refugees-a-systematic-review
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Jutta Lindert, Ondine S von Ehrenstein, Annette Wehrwein, Elmar Brähler, Ingo Schäfer
Anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder are the main psychopathological symptoms shown by refugees. We conducted a systematic review. First, we identified key-words for a systematic search in PUBMED. We included original articles since 2009 with 1) a non-clinical sample of refugees, 2) refugees living at maximum 5 years in the host country, 4) with the outcomes anxiety, depression, and PTSD and 5) a sample with >100 participants. Then we read titles, abstracts and fulltexts. We identified 1 877 studies...
May 3, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459105/crude-childhood-vaccination-coverage-in-west-africa-trends-and-predictors-of-completeness
#6
Jacob S Kazungu, Ifedayo M O Adetifa
Background: Africa has the lowest childhood vaccination coverage worldwide. If the full benefits of childhood vaccination programmes are to be enjoyed in sub-Saharan Africa, all countries need to improve on vaccine delivery to achieve and sustain high coverage. In this paper, we review trends in vaccination coverage, dropouts between vaccine doses and explored the country-specific predictors of complete vaccination in West Africa.  Methods: We utilized datasets from the Demographic and Health Surveys Program, available for Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, to obtain coverage for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, polio, measles, and diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) vaccines in children aged 12 - 23 months...
February 15, 2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457202/hiv-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-intimate-partner-violence-results-from-the-togo-2013-2014-demographic-and-health-survey
#7
Anthony H Nguyen, Anna R Giuliano, Alfred K Mbah, Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano
Among clinic-based studies, intimate partner violence (IPV) has been shown to contribute to HIV/AIDS among young girls and women. Results from studies among the general population have been less consistent. This study evaluated the associations between HIV infection, any sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and IPV in a population-based sample of Togolese women. Data from the Togo 2013-2014 Demographic and Health Survey were utilized for these analyses. Women aged 15-49, who were currently married, had HIV test results, and answered the Domestic Violence Module were analyzed (n = 2386)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455454/decrease-in-an-anti-ageing-factor-growth-differentiation-factor-11-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
Katsuhiro Onodera, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Akira Koarai, Naoya Fujino, Satoru Yanagisawa, Rie Tanaka, Tadahisa Numakura, Shinsaku Togo, Kei Sato, Yorihiko Kyogoku, Yuichiro Hashimoto, Tatsuma Okazaki, Tsutomu Tamada, Seiichi Kobayashi, Masaru Yanai, Motohiko Miura, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Satoshi Suzuki, Masakazu Ichinose
RATIONALE: Cellular senescence is observed in the lungs of patients with COPD and may contribute to the disease pathogenesis. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) belongs to the transforming growth factor β superfamily and was recently reported to be a circulating protein that may have rejuvenating effects in mice. We aimed to investigate the amounts of GDF11 in the plasma and the lungs of patients with COPD and elucidate the possible roles of GDF11 in cellular senescence. METHODS: The plasma levels of GDF11 were investigated in two separate cohorts by western blotting...
April 28, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451033/-epidural-analgesia-in-20-parturients-at-the-sylvanus-olympio-university-hospital-center-in-lom%C3%A3-togo
#9
Pilakimwé Egbohou, Tabana Mouzou, Hamza Doles Sama, Pikabalo Tchétike, Sarakawabalo Assénouwé, Gnimdou Akala-Yoba, Kadjika Tomta
We conducted a prospective and descriptive study on epidural analgesia (EA) at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center in Lomé from February to June 2014. After taking consent from pregnant women selected by simple random sampling and in the absence of contraindication for anesthesia (pre-anesthetic assessment performed in their 8th month of pregnancy), women were enrolled. Out of 29 selected women, 20 (69%) underwent EA. The average age was 30.6 ± 6.6 years: primiparas 35%, multiparas 50%, Obese women (BMI> 30)25%...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444863/the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-in-urban-bo-sierra-leone-and-in-the-16-countries-of-the-west-africa-region
#10
Abu James Sundufu, Cecil N Bockarie, Kathryn H Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to measure the prevalence of diabetes among adults in urban Bo, Sierra Leone, and to compare the new result to the diabetes prevalence rates reported from studies across West Africa. METHODS: A total of 694 outpatients ages 18 and older at Bo Government Hospital were tested for diabetes between January 2012 and December 2014. Diabetes was defined as a fasting blood sugar level of ≥126 mg/dl (≥7.0 mmol/l). RESULTS: The overall prevalence of diabetes was 6...
April 26, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432274/sensitive-detection-of-viable-circulating-tumor-cells-using-a-novel-conditionally-telomerase-selective-replicating-adenovirus-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Shinsaku Togo, Nobuyoshi Katagiri, Yukiko Namba, Miniwan Tulafu, Kumi Nagahama, Kotarou Kadoya, Kazuya Takamochi, Siaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Yasuo Urata, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have a crucial role in the clinical outcome of cancer patients. Detection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using an antibody against epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in captured CTCs has low sensitivity; the loss of epithelial markers leads to underestimation of CTCs with mesenchymal phenotype. We propose a new approach for detection of viable CTCs, including those with epithelial-mesenchymal transition status (EMT-CTCs), using the new telomerase-specific replication-selective adenovirus (OBP-1101), TelomeScan F35...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422447/lc-ms-ms-and-chiroptical-spectroscopic-analyses-of-multidimensional-metabolic-systems-of-chiral-thalidomide-and-its-derivatives
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Yoshiyuki Ogino, Masahito Tanaka, Togo Shimozawa, Toru Asahi
Enantiomeric thalidomide undergoes various kinds of biotransformations including chiral inversion, hydrolysis, and enzymatic oxidation, which results in several metabolites, thereby adding to the complexity in the understanding of the nature of thalidomide. To decipher this complexity, we analyzed the multidimensional metabolic reaction networks of thalidomide and related molecules in vitro. Characteristic patterns in the amount of various metabolites of thalidomide and related molecules generated during a combination of chiral inversion, hydrolysis, and hydroxylation were observed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and chiroptical spectroscopy...
June 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420428/significant-heterogeneity-in-wolbachia-copy-number-within-and-between-populations-of-onchocerca-volvulus
#13
Samuel Armoo, Stephen R Doyle, Mike Y Osei-Atweneboana, Warwick N Grant
BACKGROUND: Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria found in arthropods and several filarial nematode species. The filarial Wolbachia have been proposed to be involved in the immunopathology associated with onchocerciasis. Higher Wolbachia-to-nematode ratios have been reported in the savannah-ecotype compared to the forest-ecotype, and have been interpreted as consistent with a correlation between Wolbachia density and disease severity. However, factors such as geographic stratification and ivermectin drug exposure can lead to significant genetic heterogeneity in the nematode host populations, so we investigated whether Wolbachia copy number variation is also associated with these underlying factors...
April 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392456/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-crateva-adansonii-dc-on-keratinocytes-infected-by-staphylococcus-aureus-from-traditional-practice-to-scientific-approach-using-hptlc-densitometry
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Kplolali Ahama-Esseh, Charles Bodet, Akossiwa Quashie-Mensah-Attoh, Magali Garcia, Isabelle Théry-Koné, Joelle Dorat, Comlan De Souza, Cécile Enguehard-Gueiffier, Leslie Boudesocque-Delaye
ETHNOPHARMACOLIGICAL RELEVANCE: Leaves of Crateva adansonii DC (Capparidaceae), a small bush found in Togo, are widely used in traditional medicine to cure infectious abscesses. Traditional healers of Lomé harvest only budding leaves early in the morning, in specific area in order to prepare their drugs. AIM OF THE STUDY: The main goal was to validate the ancestral picking practices, and to assess the activity of C. adansonii medicine towards infectious abscesses...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362065/alcohol-use-viral-hepatitis-and-liver-fibrosis-among-hiv-positive-persons-in-west-africa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Antoine Jaquet, Gilles Wandeler, Marcellin Nouaman, Didier K Ekouevi, Judicaël Tine, Akouda Patassi, Patrick A Coffie, Aristophane Tanon, Moussa Seydi, Alain Attia, François Dabis
INTRODUCTION: Liver fibrosis is often the first stage of liver disease in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in industrialized countries. However, little is known about liver fibrosis and its correlates among PLWHIV in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The study was undertaken in three HIV referral clinics in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. Enrolled PLWHIV underwent a non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis combining liver stiffness measure (LSM) with transient elastography and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361888/control-strategy-of-hand-movement-depends-on-target-redundancy
#16
Shunta Togo, Toshinori Yoshioka, Hiroshi Imamizu
Reaching toward a point target has been intensively studied in human motor control. However, little is known about reaching toward a redundant target, such as grasping a bar, in which the grasping point is irrelevant to the achievement of a task. We examined whether humans could solve the target-redundancy and control problems in a serial fashion or control their body without solving the target-redundancy problem. We equalized the target ranges between two reaching tasks: a point-to-point reaching task without target-redundancy and a point-to-bar reaching task with target-redundancy...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345835/evolution-of-the-histo-epidemiological-profile-of-urological-cancers-in-togo
#17
Tchin Darré, Koué Folligan, Tchilabalo Matchonna Kpatcha, Kokou Kanassoua, Edoe Sewa, Sassil Daré, Kodjo Tengue, Koffi Amégbor, Gado Napo Koura
Background: Urological cancers are an important public health issue and pose problems with diagnosis and adequate management in developing countries. Our aim was to determine and report epidemiological and histological features of urological cancers in Togo. Materials and methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted of cases of urological cancers observed in the laboratory of pathological anatomy of the CHU Tokoin over the last 4 years (2012-2016). The parameters studied were frequency, age, sex, sites of development and histological type...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327374/discovery-and-molecular-interaction-studies-of-a-highly-stable-tarantula-peptide-modulator-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-1
#18
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Sing Yan Er, Ben Cristofori-Armstrong, Pierre Escoubas, Lachlan D Rash
Acute pharmacological inhibition of acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is efficacious in rodent models in alleviating symptoms of neurological diseases such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. Thus, ASIC1a is a promising therapeutic target and selective ligands that modulate it are invaluable research tools and potential therapeutic leads. Spider venoms have provided an abundance of voltage-gated ion channel modulators, however, only one ASIC modulator (PcTx1) has so far been isolated from this source. Here we report the discovery, characterization, and chemical stability of a second spider venom peptide that potently modulates ASIC1a and ASIC1b, and investigate the molecular basis for its subtype selectivity...
March 18, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326685/hugonella-massiliensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-genome-sequence-and-description-of-a-new-strictly-anaerobic-bacterium-isolated-from-the-human-gut
#19
Ziena Elsawi, Amadou Hamidou Togo, Mamadou Beye, Grégory Dubourg, Claudia Andrieu, Nicholas Armsrtong, Magali Richez, Fabrizio di Pinto, Fadi Bittar, Noémie Labas, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Didier Raoult, Saber Khelaifia
The human gut is composed of a large diversity of microorganisms, which have been poorly described. Here, using culturomics, a new concept based on the variation in culture conditions and MALDI-TOF MS identification, we proceed to explore the microbial diversity of the complex ecosystem of the human gut. Using this approach, we isolated strain AT8(T) (=CSUR P2118 =  DSM 101782) from stool specimens collected from a 51-year-old obese French woman. Strain AT8(T) is a strictly anaerobic, nonmotile, nonspore-forming gram-positive coccus that do not exhibit catalase and oxidase activities...
March 21, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301539/identifying-inequities-in-maternal-and-child-health-through-risk-stratification-to-inform-health-systems-strengthening-in-northern-togo
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Katharine J McCarthy, Sandra Braganza, Kevin Fiori, Christophe Gbeleou, Vivien Kpakpo, Andrew Lopez, Jennifer Schechter, Alicia Singham Goodwin, Heidi E Jones
OBJECTIVE: In Togo, substantial progress in maternal and child health is needed to reach global development goals. To better inform clinic and community-based health services, this study identifies factors associated with maternal and child health care utilization in the Kara region of Northern Togo. METHODS: We conducted a population-representative household survey of four health clinic catchment areas of 1,075 women of reproductive age in 2015. Multivariable logistic regression was used to model individual and structural factors associated with utilization of four maternal and child health services...
2017: PloS One
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