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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073713/the-french-muskoka%C3%A2-fund-origin-objectives-and-implementation
#2
S Aboubaker, C Grimaldi
Through its Priority Solidarity Fund, France set up a partnership with four United Nations agencies, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UN WOMEN for the years 2011-2015 with an annual budget of 19 M €. An additional sixth year supplementary is underway. The program was developed through a common framework of actions coordinated and harmonized at the level of the target countries: integrated management of childhood diseases, mother-child nutrition, prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum follow-up, sexual and reproductive health, and adolescent health...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056871/lung-adenocarcinoma-expressing-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-with-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Shouichi Okamoto, Shinsaku Togo, Ichiro Nagata, Kazue Shimizu, Yoshika Koinuma, Yukiko Namba, Jun Ito, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), a receptor for amyloids, is constitutively expressed in lungs and generally observed to be downregulated in lung cancer tissues. However, increasing levels of RAGE or serum amyloids is associated with poor outcome in lung cancer patients. We report a rare case of primary systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis in biopsy-proven multiple organs with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that displayed strong staining for RAGE in the tumour tissue...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043602/screening-new-tuberculosis-patients-in-mali-for-rifampicin-resistance-at-2months
#4
Bassirou Diarra, Aissata B Cissé, Ousmane Kodio, Moumine Sanogo, Bocar Baya, Antieme C G Togo, Amadou Somboro, Mohamed Tolofoudié, Boureima Degoga, Marie Laure Keita, Fatimata Diallo, Natacha Nguiakam, Gagni Coulibaly, Sidy Bane, Yeya Dit Sadio Sarro, Seydou Doumbia, Robert Leo Murphy, Souleymane Diallo, Bouke C Dejong
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The recent call for universal drug susceptibility testing (DST) for all tuberculosis (TB) patients will be difficult to meet in settings where Xpert rollout is limited, such as low prevalence of HIV and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR) settings. As recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the success of TB treatment is measured by Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) microscopy or auramine-rhodamine fluorescent microscopy (FM) on sputum, in which conversion to negative smear at 2months (M) is an important predictor of treatment success, defined as a negative smear at 5M...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040485/ecological-characteristics-of-simulium-breeding-sites-in-west-africa
#5
Robert A Cheke, Stephen Young, Rolf Garms
Twenty-nine taxa of Simulium were identified amongst 527 collections of larvae and pupae from untreated rivers and streams in Liberia (362 collections in 1967-71 & 1989), Togo (125 in 1979-81), Benin (35 in 1979-81) and Ghana (5 in 1980-81). Presence or absence of associations between different taxa were used to group them into six clusters using Ward agglomerative hierarchical cluster analysis. Environmental data associated with the pre-imaginal habitats were then analysed in relation to the six clusters by one way ANOVA...
December 28, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032302/the-1925-diphtheria-antitoxin-run-to-nome-alaska-a-public-health-illustration-of-human-animal-collaboration
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Basil H Aboul-Enein, William C Puddy, Jacquelyn E Bowser
Diphtheria is an acute toxin-mediated superficial infection of the respiratory tract or skin caused by the aerobic gram-positive bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The epidemiology of infection and clinical manifestations of the disease vary in different parts of the world. Historical accounts of diphtheria epidemics have been described in many parts of the world since antiquity. Developed in the late 19th century, the diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) played a pivotal role in the history of public health and vaccinology prior to the advent of the diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011004/appetite-loss-as-a-potential-predictor-of-suicidal-ideation-and-self-harm-in-adolescents-a-school-based-study
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Yuko Kitagawa, Shuntaro Ando, Syudo Yamasaki, Jerome Clifford Foo, Yuji Okazaki, Shinji Shimodera, Atsushi Nishida, Fumiharu Togo, Tsukasa Sasaki
Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescents, but detection of its risk is often challenging. Many mental illnesses share the common symptom of appetite loss and it is also known that people who suffer from these illnesses are at greater risk of suicide. However, the relationship between appetite loss and suicide risk has yet to be examined. For adolescents in particular, questions about appetite loss may be easier to answer than sensitive questions regarding mental health. The present study aims to investigate the association of appetite loss with suicidal ideation and self-harm in adolescents...
December 21, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998330/medical-science-meets-development-aid-transfer-and-adaptation-of-west-german-microbiology-to-togo-1960-1980
#8
Carola Rensch, Walter Bruchhausen
After losing the importance it had held around 1900 both as a colonial power and in the field of tropical medicine, Germany searched for a new place in international health care during decolonisation. Under the aegis of early government 'development aid', which started in 1956, medical academics from West German universities became involved in several Asian, African and South American countries. The example selected for closer study is the support for the national hygiene institute in Togo, a former German 'model colony' and now a stout ally of the West...
January 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995978/three-dimensional-ultrastructural-analysis-of-cells-in-the-periodontal-ligament-using-focused-ion-beam-scanning-electron-microscope-tomography
#9
Shingo Hirashima, Keisuke Ohta, Tomonoshin Kanazawa, Satoko Okayama, Akinobu Togo, Naohisa Uchimura, Jingo Kusukawa, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura
The accurate comprehension of normal tissue provides essential data to analyse abnormalities such as disease and regenerative processes. In addition, understanding the proper structure of the target tissue and its microenvironment may facilitate successful novel treatment strategies. Many studies have examined the nature and structure of periodontal ligaments (PDLs); however, the three-dimensional (3D) structure of cells in normal PDLs remains poorly understood. In this study, we used focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope tomography to investigate the whole 3D ultrastructure of PDL cells along with quantitatively analysing their structural properties and ascertaining their orientation to the direction of the collagen fibre...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981497/factors-affecting-canagliflozin-induced-transient-urine-volume-increase-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kazuhiko Takano, Hiroaki Iijima, Hajime Kubo, Nobuko Maruyama, Toshio Hashimoto, Kenji Arakawa, Masanori Togo, Nobuya Inagaki, Kohei Kaku
INTRODUCTION: Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors exhibit diuretic activity, which is a possible mechanism underlying the cardiovascular benefit of these inhibitors. However, the osmotic diuresis-induced increase in urine volume, and the risk of dehydration have been of concern with SGLT2 inhibitor treatment. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin-induced diuresis in Japanese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: Thirteen T2DM patients received a daily oral dose of 100 mg canagliflozin before breakfast for 6 days...
December 15, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976909/introduction-of-quinolines-and-isoquinolines-onto-nonactivated-%C3%AE-c-h-bond-of-tertiary-amides-through-a-radical-pathway
#11
Naoki Okugawa, Katsuhiko Moriyama, Hideo Togo
Treatment of quinolines and isoquinolines with benzoyl peroxide in tertiary amides, such as N,N-dimethylacetamide, N,N-dimethylpropionamide, and N-acetylpyrrolidine, etc., under irradiation with a Hg lamp in the temperature range of 35 °C to 40 °C gave C-C-bonded quinolines and isoquinolines bearing amide groups with high regioselectivity in good to moderate yields, respectively, under transition-metal-free conditions.
December 15, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975703/study-of-pterocarpus-erinaceus-a-promising-plant-from-togo-to-treat-infectious-diseases
#12
N K Tittikpina, F Nana, S Fontanay, K Batawila, K Akpagana, G Kirsch, R E Duval, P Chaimbault, C Jacob
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934616/pregnancy-and-cirrhosis-four-cases-at-the-lome-campus-university-teaching-hospital-togo
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A Bagny, D A E Akolly, L M Lawson-Ananisoh, O Bouglouga, B Douaguibe, R El Hadji Yacoubou, S Koffi, K Lawson Evi, K M Guedenon, Y D Atakouma, K Akpadza, D Redah
To evaluate the hepatic and obstetric complications in pregnant women with cirrhosis. We report the cases of four pregnant women with cirrhosis treated in the gastroenterology and obstetrics-gynecology departments of the Lome Campus University Teaching Hospital between 2013 and 2015. The women's mean age was 32 years. Three were in the first trimester of pregnancy. Almost all had signs of advanced cirrhosis, including ascites (50%), lower-limb edema (75%), and jaundice (25%). All (100%) had liver failure and anemia...
December 8, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924816/an-analysis-of-human-exposure-to-trace-elements-from-deliberate-soil-ingestion-and-associated-health-risks
#14
Veronica M Ngole-Jeme, Georges-Ive E Ekosse, Sandile P Songca
Fifty-seven samples of soils commonly ingested in South Africa, Swaziland, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Togo were analyzed for the concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn) and their bioaccessibility in the human gastrointestinal tract. Bioaccessibility values were used to calculate daily intake, and hazard quotient of each trace element, and chronic hazard index (CHI) of each sample. Carcinogenic risk associated with As and Ni exposure were also calculated...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920899/diagnosing-clean-margins-through-raman-spectroscopy-in-human-and-animal-mammary-tumour-surgery-a-short-review
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I A Birtoiu, C Rizea, D Togoe, R M Munteanu, C Micsa, M I Rusu, M Tautan, L Braic, L O Scoicaru, A Parau, N D Becherescu-Barbu, M V Udrea, A Tonetto, R Notonier, C E A Grigorescu
Breast cancer frequency in human and other mammal female populations has worryingly increased lately. The acute necessity for taxonomy of the aetiological factors along with seeking for new diagnostic tools and therapy procedures aimed at reducing mortality have yielded in an intense research effort worldwide. Surgery is a regular method to counteract extensive development of breast cancer and prevent metastases provided that negative surgical margins are achieved. This highly technical challenge requires fast, extremely sensitive and selective discrimination between malignant and benign tissues even down to molecular level...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905298/haploinsufficiency-of-the-folliculin-gene-leads-to-impaired-functions-of-lung-fibroblasts-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
#16
Yoshito Hoshika, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Shinsaku Togo, Muneaki Hashimoto, Takeshi Nara, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Fariz Nurwidya, Hideyuki Kataoka, Masatoshi Kurihara, Etsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Ebana, Mika Kikkawa, Katsutoshi Ando, Koichi Nishino, Okio Hino, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene, and characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, multiple lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. Pulmonary manifestations frequently develop earlier than other organ involvements, prompting a diagnosis of BHDS However, the mechanism of lung cyst formation and pathogenesis of pneumothorax have not yet been clarified. Fibroblasts were isolated from lung tissues obtained from patients with BHDS (n = 12) and lung cancer (n = 10) as controls...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895063/association-of-eating-behaviours-with-diurnal-preference-and-rotating-shift-work-in-japanese-female-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Takahiro Yoshizaki, Yukari Kawano, Osamu Noguchi, Junko Onishi, Reiko Teramoto, Ayaka Sunami, Yuri Yokoyama, Yuki Tada, Azumi Hida, Fumiharu Togo
OBJECTIVES: Our study examines differences in eating behaviour between day workers and rotating shift workers, and considers whether diurnal preference could explain the differences. METHODS: Japanese female nurses were studied (39 day workers and 123 rotating shift workers, aged 21-63 years) using self-administered questionnaires. The questionnaires assessed eating behaviours, diurnal preference and demographic characteristics. The questionnaire in the Guidelines for the management of obesity disease issued by the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity was used to obtain scores for the levels of obesity-related eating behaviours, including cognition of constitution, motivation for eating, eating as a diversion, feeling of satiety, eating style, meal contents and temporal eating patterns...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894266/tuberculosis-drug-resistance-in-bamako-mali-from-2006-to-2014
#18
B Diarra, D Goita, S Tounkara, M Sanogo, B Baya, A C G Togo, M Maiga, Y S Sarro, A Kone, B Kone, O M'Baye, N Coulibaly, H Kassambara, A Cisse, M Belson, M A Polis, J Otu, F Gehre, M Antonio, S Dao, S Siddiqui, R L Murphy, B C de Jong, S Diallo
BACKGROUND: Although Drug resistance tuberculosis is not a new phenomenon, Mali remains one of the "blank" countries without systematic data. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2014, we enrolled pulmonary TB patients from local TB diagnostics centers and a university referral hospital in several observational cohort studies. These consecutive patients had first line drug susceptibility testing (DST) performed on their isolates. A subset of MDR was subsequently tested for second line drug resistance...
November 28, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879498/enhancement-of-death-receptor-4-mediated-apoptosis-and-cytotoxicity-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells-by-anisomycin
#19
Yongnan Li, Xiuxian Wu, Xinghua Jin, Jiumei Wang, Yoshikazu Togo, Toru Suzuki, Takahiko Hashimoto, Yusuke Yamada, Yukako Nakanishi, Akihiro Kanematsu, Michio Nojima, Yoshiyuki Kakehi, Shingo Yamamoto
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most drug-resistant malignancies, and an effective therapy is lacking for metastatic RCC. Anisomycin is known to inhibit protein synthesis and induce ribotoxic stress. The aim of this study was to explore whether anisomycin enhances the cytotoxic effects of mapatumumab, a human agonistic monoclonal antibody specific for death receptor 4 (DR4), in human RCC cells. We examined the cytotoxicity of anisomycin alone and in combination with mapatumumab in human RCC cell lines and primary RCC cell cultures...
February 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879062/preparation-of-heteroaromatic-aryl-iodonium-imides-as-i-n-bond-containing-hypervalent-iodine
#20
Kazuma Ishida, Hideo Togo, Katsuhiko Moriyama
Hypervalent iodine(III) compounds containing iodine-nitrogen bonds are very attractive amination reagents in organic synthesis. Heteroaromatic (aryl)iodonium imides containing a iodine-nitrogen bond and a hypervalent iodine(III) atom were prepared from heteroarenes, bis(sulfon)imides and (diacetoxyiodo)arenes under mild conditions. These compounds were stable under air and in organic solvents, and could be easily purified by precipitation. X-ray crystal structure analysis indicated that the structure of N-pivaloyl indolyl(phenyl)iodonium bis(tosyl)imides and N-pivaloyl indolyl(2-butoxyphenyl)iodonium bis(tosyl)imides was a dimer with a T-shaped geometry at the iodine atom linked to an indole group and a bis(tosyl)imide by a monomer unit...
December 19, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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