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Moderate Hypertriglyceridemia Revealed by Acute Chest Syndrome, a Milky Appearance Serum and Prior History of Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis in a Type 2 Diabetes Black Patient: A Case Report  [PDF]
Fran?ois Bompeka Lepira, Vita Eulethère Kintoki, Jean-Robert Risassi Makulo, Fabien Mbala Kintoki
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (WJCD) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2016.611046
Abstract: Although the “triglyceride paradox” states that hypertriglyceridemia is less frequent in Blacks and the risk of pancreatitis increases with severe hypertriglyceridemia, we herein report on a case of moderate hypertriglyceridemia revealed by an acute chest syndrome and a milky appearance serum in a 47-year-old type 2 diabetes black patient with prior history of recurrent acute pancreatitis. In addition to insulin therapy and coronary angioplasty, the combination of a statin and a fibrate resulted two months later in a substantial improvement in triglyceride levels and a normal serum appearance.
What Are the Determinants of Insulin Resistance (IR) and How Effective Is the Sub-Saharan Africa-Specific Threshold of Abdominal Obesity (AO-SSA) Identifying IR in Congolese Black Hypertensive Patients?  [PDF]
Bernard Kianu Phanzu, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Jean Bosco Kasiam Lasion’kin, Jody Mbuilu Pukuta, Eleuthère Kintoki Vita, Nanoue Masolo Muze Kianu
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (WJCD) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2014.413076
Abstract: Background: Hypertensive patients with insulin resistance (IR) are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and may represent a particular subset of hypertension (HTN) requiring special medical attention. Quantitative measurements of the IR are not suitable for routine clinical practice. Met-abolic syndrome (MetS) or simply abdominal obesity (AO) is surrogate of IR. The performance of the recently proposed Sub-Saharan Africa cut-off point of abdominal obesity for identifying IR in hypertensive patients has never been evaluated. Aims: The main objective was to compare the performance of the newly proposed Sub-Saharan Africa specific threshold of abdominal obesity (AO-SSA) to that of IDF (AO-IDF) in identifying IR in Congolese Black Hypertensive Patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Heart of Africa Cardiovascular Center, Lomo Medical Clinic, Kinshasa Limete, DR Congo, between January 2007 and January 2010. Homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) index was calculated to determine IR. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to assess the independent determinants of IR. The intrinsic (sensitivity and specificity) and extrinsic (positive predictive value and negative predictive value) characteristics of the AO-SSA, AO-IDF, AO-ATP III, MetS-SSA, MetS-IDF, and MetS-ATP III were calculated. The kappa statistic was determined for agreement between the ATPIII, IDF and SSA defined AO and MetS with HOMA-IR. Results: Men represented the majority of the enrolled patients: 105 (64.4%) and the mean age of all participants were 57 ± 11 years. Insulin resistance was found in 79.1% of the study population with 88.7, 79.3, 84.6, 71.4, 75.5, 91.1, 60.3 and 44.8 respectively among patient with MetS-ATP, MetS-IDF, MetS-SSA, AO-ATP III, AO-IDF, AO-SSA, diabetics and non-obese non-diabetic hypertensive patients. In multivariate analysis, the risk of IR was associated independently and significantly (p < 0.05) with cigarette smoking, low-HDL-C, hyperuricemia, and diastolic HTN, as shown in the following equation: Y = ﹣1.404 + 1.054 Cigarette Smoking + 0.872 low HDL-C + 0.983 hyperuricemia + 0.852 diastolic hypertension. The AO-SSA, with 87.7% sensitivity and 67.6% specificity, was the only surrogate who showed an acceptable agreement with the HOMA-IR index. Abdominal obesity defined according to other thresholds and the metabolic syndrome whatever the used diagnostic criteria have a slight agreement with the HOMA-IR index. Conclusion: IR was found to be prevalent in our study population. Cigarette smoking, low-HDL-C, hyperuricemia, and
Left Ventricular Measurements in Black Sub-Saharan Africans and White Maghreb  [PDF]
Bernard Phanzu Kianu, Charifa Annis, Sidibe Moussa, Eleuthère Vita Kintoki, Karimi El Saloua, Dounia Benzaroual, Mustapha El Hattaoui, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Jena-Réné M’buyamba Kabangu
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (WJCD) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2017.76018
Background: Evidence that blacks have greater left ventricular mass (LVM) than whites has been demonstrated by large population-based American studies. However, to our knowledge, there is no study to date comparing LVM in Black Sub-Saharan Africans (BSSA) and the Maghreb white population. We compared LVM measured echocardiographically in asymptomatic BSSA and Maghreb. Methods and Results: A total of 100 asymptomatic BSSA and 189 Maghreb, (18 to 55 years old), underwent resting two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. LVM and geometry were assessed according to the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging updated guidelines for cardiac chamber quantification. Crude or indexed LVM to body surface area or height2.7 was similar in BSSA and in Maghreb (132.7 ± 37.0 vs. 134.2 ± 35.7 g; 73.1 ± 17.8 vs. 72.9 ± 16.2 g/m2; 32.1 ± 9.8 vs. 33.6 ± 9.5 g/m2.7). However, the left ventricular posterior wall was thicker in BSSA. Patterns of left ventricular geometry (normal, concentric remodeling, or concentric or eccentric hypertrophy) were equally distributed among the two ethnic groups. Conclusions: Left ventricular posterior wall thickness but not LVM is greater in BSSA than in Maghreb.
Interdialytic 24-Hours Ambulatory Blood Pressure versus Dialysis Unit Blood Pressure for the Diagnosis of Electrocardiographic-Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Chronic Hemodialysis Black Patients  [PDF]
Cédric Kabemba Ilunga, Fran?ois Bompeka Beka Lepira, Jean Robert Rissassi Makulo, Yves Lubenga, Trésor Mvunzi, Noel Utshudi, Aliocha Nkodila, Vieux Momeme Mokoli, Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili, Nazaire Mangani Nseka, Eleuthère Vita Kintoki
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (WJCD) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2019.911075
Abstract: Background and Aim: In hemodialysis patients, 24-hours interdialytic ABPM better detects TOD than dialysis unit blood pressure. Therefore, the present study was aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of 24-hours ABPM vs. dialysis unit BPs for the diagnosis of ECG-LVH in steady state chronic hemodialysis black patients. Methods: From March 31 to September 30, 2018, interdialytic ABPM was performed after a mid-week hemodialysis session for 24 hours using a Spacelab 90207 ABPM monitor in the non-access arm in 45 stable chronic hemodialysis black patients (age ≥ 20 years, hemodialysis for at least 3 months and informed consent) attending 3 hemodialysis centers in Kinshasa. Ambulatory BP was recorded every 20 minutes during the day (6 AM to 10 PM) and every 30 minutes during the night (10 PM to 6 AM). ECG-LVH was defined using Cornell product criteria. ROC curve method was used to assess the performance of dialysis unit BPs vs. interdialytic 24-hours ABPM in diagnosing ECG-LVH. P < 0.05 defined the level of statistical significance. Results: Whatever the method of BP measurement, all the SBP values were related to ECG-LVH with similar AUC and overlapping 95% CI; however, they were not significantly different from each other. 24-hours interdialytic ambulatory SBP (AUC 0.748; 95%
Analysis and Causal Formulation Proof of an Optimal Iterative Learning Algorithm  [PDF]
Vassiliki Vita
Intelligent Control and Automation (ICA) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ica.2010.12010
Abstract: Iterative learning control (ILC) is used to control systems that operate in a repetitive mode, improving track-ing accuracy of the control by transferring data from one repetition of a task, to the next. In this paper an op-timal iterative learning algorithm for discrete linear systems is analyzed and a solution for its attainment is proposed. Finally the mathematical proof of the algorithm’s causal formulation is also provided in its com-plete form, since its implementation requires its causal formulation.
Ancient comedy: testimony of sources. Antikin komedija: altini liudijimai
Vita Paparinska
Literatura , 2010,
Abstract: Straipsnyje nagrin jami pagrindiniai i lik antikini altini liudijimai apie komedijos anrin specifik – Aristotelio Poetika ir Retorika bei vienintelis i lik s komedijai skirtas kūrinys, vadinamasis Tractatus Coislinianus. Autor i vadose teigia, kad Tractatus Coislinianus negali būti laikomas savaranki ku ir reik mingu informacijos apie komedij altiniu, nes jo autorius komedijos anr apra o remdamasis Aris-totelio tragedijos teorija. Visa nei likusi Aristotelio Poetika vis d lto yra pagrindinis, nors ir labai skurdus (d l nei likusios komedijai skirtos dalies) informacijos apie antikin s komedijos anr altinis.
Text tradition of Aristotle‘s On Rhetoric: from post-Aristotelian Athens to Rome. Aristotelio Retorikos teksto tradicija po Aristotelio: nuo At n iki Romos
Vita Paparinska
Literatura , 2009,
Abstract: io straipsnio tikslas – i tirti Aristotelio Retorikos recepcij rom n retorin je kultūroje. Kultūrini id j recepcija paprastai remiasi tekstais. Tod l Aristotelio Retorikos teksto istorija v lesniais laikais padeda atskleisti id j perimamum .Tyrimas remiasi antikiniais altiniais, kuriuose pateikiama informacija apie Aristotelio ezoterini veikal istorij , taip pat antikin s retorikos alti-niais, kuriuose Aristotelio Retorika nagrin jama bendrame retoriniame kontekste ir kurie atspindi Aristotelio retorini id j recepcij . iuo po iūriu ypa svarbūs tekstai yra du Cicerono traktatai (De oratore, De inventione) ir Rhetorica ad Herennium. Aristotelio takos rom n retorikai (ypa Cicerono traktatui De oratore) aptarimas koncentruojasi koreliuojan i s vok suvokimo bei interpretavimo graik ir rom n kultūrose pana umus bei skirtu-mus, kurie gali duoti atsakym , kod l Aristotelio Retorikos taka rom n retorinei tradicijai buvo palyginti nedidel .
Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning
Vita Peacock
Opticon1826 , 2010, DOI: 10.5334/opt.081013
Abstract: Barad raises the curtain with a play, the recently dramatized encounter between two German quantum physicists, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941, an historical event of which of which little is known. The scientists discuss the possible development of a German atom bomb. Having previously been close, thereafter the two part company. Opening her substantial monograph with a lengthy critique of the play crystallizes Barad’s intentions, and reveals her strongest card. Science, even, (perhaps especially) that of the most microscopic kind, quantum physics, which explores the world at the level of the atomic, may have geopolitical, ethical, and historical implications. The practice of science is shaped by what is deemed to matter, at any given time. Reaching willingly into another domain, in this case the world of art, foreshadows the greatest merit of the book, the ease with which Barad dances across disciplinary boundaries with a trickster-like fluidity. In style and content the introduction supports her two-pronged agenda, a novel theory of scientific objects, as well as a novel theory of science-as-object.
Eigenschaften des Subjekts bzw. der Subjektphrase und des Pr dikats bzw. der Pr dikatsphrase in der deutschen Fach- und Wissenschaftssprache. Veiksnio bei veiksnio fraz s ir tarinio bei tarinio fraz s savyb s vokie i dalykin je ir mokslin je kalboje
Vita Banionyt?
Kalbotyra , 2008,
Abstract: Straipsnyje analizuojami tarinio bei tarinio fraz s ir veiksnio bei veiksnio fraz s ypatumai vokie i kalbos dalykiniuose bei moksliniuose tekstuose. angoje pateikiami terminai, padedantys charak-terizuoti nagrin jamas sakinio dalis dalykin je bei mokslin je kalboje. Tai selekcija (Selektion) – da nai pasitaikan i form bei konstrukcij atranka ir funkcijos pasikeitimas (Funktionswandel). Toliau pateikiama veiksnio bei veiksnio fraz s ir tarinio bei tarinio fraz s charakteristika. I ry kinami aspektai, kuriuos reikia inoti, norint identifikuoti ias sakinio dalis. Tai struktūra, forma, funkcija, vieta sakinyje, i sakinio dali tarpusavio santykis.Galima teigti, kad vokie i dalykin s ir mokslin s kalbos tarinys bei tarinio fraz ir veiksnys bei veiksnio fraz skiriasi nuo bendrin s kalbos i sintaksini rei kini varda odini konstrukcij gau-sumu. Veiksnio varda odin s konstrukcijos i ry kina tokius kokybinius bruo us kaip dalyki kum , glaustum . Tarinio varda odin s fraz s s lygoja ias jo savybes: anonimi kum , beasmeni kum .Veiksniams, tariniams bei j fraz ms yra būdingi metaforiniai santykiai. Metafori kai vartojami pasakymai da nai tampa dalykin s bei mokslin s kalbos terminais. Tai daro dalykin kalb gyvesn , lengviau prieinam .
Zu den valenzunabh ngigen Infinitivkonstruktionen mit um zu in den deutschen wissenschaftlichen Texten. Nevalentin s bendraties konstrukcijos su um zu vokie i kalbos moksliniuose tekstuose
Vita Banionyt?
Kalbotyra , 2009,
Abstract: Straipsnyje aptariami vokie i kalbos bendraties konstrukcij teorinis statusas ir pagrindiniai io sintaksinio rei kinio nagrin jimo aspektai mokslin je lingvistin je literatūroje: bendraties konstrukcij skirstymas valentingumo at vilgiu, latentinis veiksnys, bendraties konstrukcij santykis su alutiniais sakiniais, i konstrukcij reik m s variantai ir vartojimo būdai. Atkreipiamas d mesys tai, kad apie bendraties konstrukcij vartojim dalykiniuose ir moksliniuose tekstuose daugumoje gramatik u simenama netiesiogiai arba tik ry ium su i konstrukcij taka tekst kondensacijai/glaustumui. io straipsnio tikslas yra i samesn mokslini vokie i kalbos tekst nevalentini bendraties konstrukcij su um zu analiz , remiantis G. Helbig, O. Leys ir G. Zifonun ir kt. darbais. Analiz s objektu ia pasirinkta bendraties konstrukcija su um zu d l da no pasitaikymo nagrin jamuose tekstuose, d l savo daugiafunkci kumo ir transformacijos galimybi vairov s. iame darbe sujungiami nevalentini bendraties konstrukcij su um zu reik m s variantai (semantinis aspektas) ir vartojimo būdai bei s lygos (pragmatinis ir kognityvinis aspektai) ir pateikiama io sintaksinio rei kinio transformacija kitas sintaksines konstrukcijas, t. y. alutinius prijungiamuosius sakinius ir kt. Pabaigoje pateikiama klasifikacijos schema, kuri gal t būti naudinga besimokantiems vokie i mokslin s bei dalykin s kalbos. ------ Der Grund zum Besprechen dieses Themas ist das relativ h ufige Auftreten der Infinitivkonstruktionen (IK) in den deutschen wissenschaftlichen und fachsprachlichen Texten und die Unsicherheit im Gebrauch dieser Konstruktionen. In der deutschen linguistischen Literatur bzw. in den Handbüchern der deutschen Grammatik kann man ausführliche Erl uterungen zum theoretischen Status und zur praktischen Verwendung der IK kaum finden. In dem vorliegenden Beitrag werden der theoretische Status und die wichtigsten Aspekte der Analyse der Infinitivkonstruktionen mit ,,zu“ in der wissenschaftlichen linguistischen Literatur besprochen: die Unterscheidung der valenzbedingten IK von den nicht valenzbedingten IK; die Identifizierung des latenten Subjekts; die Einteilung dieser syntaktischen Konstruktionen hinsichtlich der Bedeutungsvarianten und Verwendungsweisen. Die Untersuchung basiert auf einem Korpus von S tzen (180) mit valenzunabh ngigen IK mit um zu, die haupts chlich aus geistes-, natur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Texten stammen und als Unterrichtsmaterial im Bereich Fachsprachen im Deutschen dienen. Es entsteht eine Klassifikation hinsichtlich der Bedeutungsvariant
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