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Mar 08, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Effects of Caffeine on the Organism—Literature Review

Marcio Antonio Ferreira Camargo, Carmen Aparecida Cardoso Maia Camargo
Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant. Caffeine is known to in-crease energetic metabolism throughout the brain, but it also decreases cerebral blood flow, inducing relative cerebral hypoperfusion. Caffeine ac-tivates norepinephrine neurons and appears to affect the local release of dopamine. Many of the warning effects of caffeine may be related to the action of methylxanthine on serotonin neurons. In this sense, this st
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Feb 28, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Availability and Quality of Family Planning Services in the City of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Ntambue Mukengeshayi Abel, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Mundongo Shamba Henry, Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze Jean Baptiste, Malonga Kaj Francoise
The coverage of FP services and their availability in the city of Lubumbashi were low. The quality of family planning services was good in most health facilities offering FP services. Improving coverage and availability of family planning services in Lubumbashi, as well as the innovation of the most appropriate supply strategies, is essential to increase contraceptive prevalence.


Feb 28, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Accuracy of the iPhysioMeter Heart Rate Monitoring Application

Suzanne Greenwalt, Ellen Bogue, Angelo Bologna, Mary Alicia Bowden, Li Yin Goode, Rachel Wolfe
Standard heart rate (HR) monitoring pulse oximeters use light sensors to acquire HR data through photoplethysmography (PPG). By employing a smartphone’s camera and processing software, a smartphone can measure HR with PPG. The current study investigated the accuracy of the iPhysi-oMeter smartphone app in measuring heart rate before, during, and im-mediately after exercise on a treadmill to determine whether exercise and associated
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Feb 18, 2019Open    AccessArticle

A Rare Case of Rhodococcus equi Infection in a Newly Diagnosed Patient with Retroviral Disease Presenting with Necrotizing Pneumonia

Kwang How Ng, Tiong Chan Lee, Naganathan Pillai
Patients with retroviral disease are at significant risk of acquiring opportunistic infections. Pulmonary tuberculosis is an important diagnostic consideration in patients with retroviral disease presenting with unresolving respiratory infec-tion. However, other acid-fast bacteria might need to be considered, especially in the case of recurrent necrotizing pneumonia in these patients. We describe a case of a 28-year-old man wh
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Feb 18, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Secondary Bithalamic Ischemic Vascular Accident Has an Occlusion of the Artery of Percheron

Jennifer Nyangui Mapaga, Ibrahima A?ssata Camara, Grass Aurelle Mambila Matsalou, Pupchen Marilyse Gnigone, Nelly Diouf Mbourou, Annick Nsounda Mandzela, Cherif Mohamadou Aidara, Kouna Ndouongo Philomène
The bithalamic ischemic stroke secondary to percheron artery occlusion occupies a small place in the large ischemic stroke family, but its clinical polymorphism arouses patrician curiosity. We thus report 3 observations that explain the richness of this affection.


Jan 30, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Knowledge and Rates of Use of Preschool Consultation by the Mothers in the Area of Health Tshitenge/Democratic Republic of Congo

Jean Christophe Bukasa Tshilonda, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Zelda Nkongolo Kitenge, Isaac Kalenda Ilunga, Cedrick Ilunga Bimpa, Jean Pierre Kufua Katukumbanyi, Dominique Kapitena Mangola, Astrid Kabanga, Benedicte Bileo, Axel Ngoyi, Therese Kapenga Mitanta, Olivier Ejiba Nyongonyi, Paulin Kabamba Lupueka, Alain Ngoyi Kibambe, Jean Felix Kabangu, Geremie Kazadi, Alexis Ntambwe Mayombo, Andre Kazadi Mukendi
Introduction: The postponement of the preventive activities of the Provincial Division of Health of East Kasai 2016 revealed que le level of attendance of the preschool consultation is decreasing less and less in the Health Area Tshitenge. Thus, this study set the goal of determining the knowledge and use of maternal pre-school counseling in the Health Area Tshitenge. Methods: The survey method was used by means of a questionnary
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Jan 25, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Cephales in a Professional Environment—Case of Teachers of Libreville

Ibrahima Aissata Camara, Maёl Ndao Eteno, Annick Nsounda Mandzela, Nelly Diouf Mbourou, Grass Aurelle Mambila Matsalou, Jennifer Nyangui Mapaga, Pupchen Marilyse Gnigone, Landry Oura, Mounguengui Martine Moubecka, Philomène Kouna
Objective: To determine the prevalence of headaches among Libreville teachers. Introduction: Headaches, commonly referred to as “headaches”, correspond to all the unpleasant sensations felt in the head. It is generally a question of subjective manifestations that only the patient can express. The most common functional sign is pain, which in itself is difficult to measure. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional prospective study w
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Jan 22, 2019Open    AccessArticle

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Selected Sustainable Development Goals among Peripheral Health Workers Working in Selected PHCs of Anand District

Priyanka G. Talpada, Siddaram Sarate
The Sustainable Development Goals were framed to address the world’s major development challenges with health and its related areas as the prime focus. In India, considerable progress has been made in the field of basic universal education, gender equality in education, and global economic growth but still there is slow progress in the improvement of health indicators related to mortality, morbidity, and various environmental fact
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Jan 18, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge on Health and Equitable Benefits of Oil Palm (Elaeis spp.)

Medagam Thirupathi Reddy, Motha Kalpana, Natarajan Sivaraj, Venkateswaran Kamala, Someswara Rao Pandravada, Neelam Sunil
Recent international policy resolutions have recognized the importance of indigenous knowledge and potential of native medicinal plants in providing health and equitable benefits to the indigenous communities. Lack of knowledge on available native medicinal plants and their health potential may result in inappropriate health care practices causing ailments and as-sociated problems. Oil palm is among the plants that are widely used
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Dec 28, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Post-Stroke Depression at Teaching Hospital Center of Libreville

I. A. Camara, C. M. Coulibaly, N. Diouf Mbourou, P. M. Gnigone, G. A. G. Mambila Matsalou, A. Nsounda Mandzela, L. Oura, J. Nyangui Mapaga, U. D. Kombila, M. M. Moubecka, P. N. Kouna
Introduction: Post-stroke depression occurs in a context of stroke characterized by sadness, loss of interest, feelings of guilt, loss of appetite, a feeling of tiredness, and a lack of concentration. Material and Methods: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2016. For the diagnosis of post-stroke depression, neuropsychological tests (DSM-IV and MADRS) were used. The collection app
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