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Jan 17, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Alienation and Health in Adolescents: An Original Evaluation Tool

Gina Tomé, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Inês Camacho, Celeste Simoes, Marta Reis, Paulo Gomes
The present work aims to construct and validate a tool enabling to evaluate alienation in Portuguese adolescents. Participants were a group of adolescents that participated in the Portuguese survey of the European study Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). For this study, only adolescents from the 8th and 10th grades were
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Jan 17, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Anna Thiam Tall, Théodore Boro, Georges Kinda, Yibar Kambiré, Yaya Barro, Laurent Sia, Hermann E. Adoko, Robert Natama, Jean Baptiste Tougma, André K. Samadoulougou, Patrice Zabsonré
Objective: Our study aimed at assessing the quality of life (QoL) of patients treated for chronic heart failure (HF), and analyzing the impact of certain factors on that QoL, in the cardiology department of Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital of Ouagadougou. Means and Method: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study, performed over a six-month period from May to October 2016. In the study, patients with age over 18 years were
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Jan 17, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Targeted Sensitization as a Strategy to Reducing Loan Default in Microfinance Bank Operations in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Shuaib Jalaludeen, Ferdinand Che, Fatima Jalal-Eddeen
Background: In Nigeria and other developing countries, the main reason for poverty and uneven income and wealth distribution is low economic growth performance and low labor returns amongst others. The growing gap between the rich and the poor in the developing countries is alarming hence the need for government and policy makers to focus more toward ensuring a fair distribution of wealth among its populace. Although progress has
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Jan 16, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Aumann Integral on Time Scales

Iguer Luis Domini Dos Santos
In this paper, we consider by the first time the Aumann integral on time scales. Hence, we introduce the Aumann -integral on time scales. We also have established properties for the Aumann -integral on time scales. In particular, we obtain a
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Jan 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Translating Overactive Bladder Questionnaires in Moroccan Arabic Dialect

Ahmed Amine El Oumri, Ossama El Hilali, Mohamed Asebane, Younes El Anbari, Saloua Khalfaoui
Objective: linguistic validation in Moroccan Arabic dialect of overactive bladder questionnaires OAB-q, developed and validated initially in English. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire OAB-q Moroccan Arabic dialect version was obtained after a double translation (English-Arabic), a back translation (Arabic-English), a journal of translations by three experts, comprehension tests and cultural adaptation on a sample of 10 patients
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Jan 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Investigation of Addition Titanium Dioxide on General Properties of Polycarbonate

Najim A. Saad, Esraa Rzaq Jwad
Polycarbonate is a transparent commercial engineering polymer used in many applications especially in mobile protector screen for its good properties. In the present paper, nano composite material composed of polycarbonate sheet and nano titanium dioxide particles was prepared. Three ratios of TiO2 (0.01-0.03-0.05 g) were employed with polycarbonate by using pressing technique. Diff
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Jan 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Economic Reforms and an African Market Economy

Oluremi Ogun
Economic reforms described the collection of policies to re-orientate economic activities in an attempt to re-direct the desired course of evolution of an economy. They were therefore aimed at altering the structure of an economic system for sustainable growth. Economic reforms in Nigeria had their genesis in the structural adjustment program instituted in 1986 to stem the tide of dwindling economic fortunes consequen
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Jan 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Pattern and Outcome of Congestive Heart Failure in the Intensive Care Unit of the Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study

Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Dieudonné Danwe, Ba Hamadou, Bonaventure Jemea, Ahmadou Musa Jingi
Background: There is paucity of data on congestive heart failure (CHF) in the intensive care unit in our setting. This study aimed to provide a better knowledge of pattern and outcome of CHF in the intensive care unit of the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital. Methods: We carried out a descriptive and retrospective study over a period of 21 months. We collected sociodemographic, clinical, paraclinical ou
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Jan 11, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Papillary Carcinoma Arising in Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: A Retrospective Analysis (Cancer of the Thyroid or Primary Cancer of the Thyroglossal Cyst)

Paolo Gamba, Umberto Pignatelli, Giampiero D’Addazio, Gabriella Licursi, Luca Gentile, Ugo Moz
Thyroglossal duct cysts are one of the most common congenital abnormalities of the cervical region. Complications of these swellings are rare, and among these, appearance of a carcinoma has also been noted. Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma (TGDC) is a rare entity and its management is controversial. The incidence of thyroid papillary carcinoma in thyroglossal duct cyst is less than 1%, in most cases, the diagnosis is made postoper
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Jan 11, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Sargassum, Gracilaria and Ulva Exhibit Positive Antimicrobial Activity against Human Pathogens

Amrit Kumar Mishra
Bacterial resistance to pharmaceutical drugs is on rise, which emphasizes the need for screening of new drugs from natural resources. Seaweeds from the marine ecosystem are important source of bioactive compounds making them one of the major subjects for screening of various pharmaceutical drugs. So here, we assessed the bacterial growth inhibitory functions of four seaweeds Sargassum wightii
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