Mohamed Ould Baba

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During September-October 2010, an unprecedented outbreak of Rift Valley fever was reported in the northern Sahelian region of Mauritania after exceptionally heavy rainfall. Camels probably played a central role in the local amplification of the virus. We describe the main clinical signs (hemorrhagic fever, icterus, and nervous symptoms) observed during the(More)
This paper explores the influence of initial molecular weight and porosity on the release of the drug, theophylline, from polyglycolide (PGA). PGA was made by a variety of processes to vary the molecular weight and was blended with NaCl with different crystal sizes and in different proportions to vary the pore size and volume. Overall, results showed that(More)
The oil extracted from the bean of Balanites aegyptiaca was characterized, and its photochemical and thermal stabilization were evaluated. The chemical composition was determined using gas chromatography (GC), revealing that the oil is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids (72% omega-6 and omega-9). The photochemical stability was assessed by subjecting it(More)
The crystallization of PLA-silane surface-treated ZnO nanocomposites was investigated by DSC and compared to that of neat PLA. Several modes of crystallization were considered: isothermal and non-isothermal cold crystallization and also isothermal and non-isothermal melt crystallization. The kinetics of cold crystallization were studied using different(More)
The diffusion of water and benzene has been followed by DSC using the thermoporosimetry (TPM) approach. The diffusion of water has been observed during the drying of a water impregnated mesoporous silica gel at 40 degrees C under dry air. It was found that the confinement affects the evaporation rate of water. The diffusion of benzene has been observed(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine the survival of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty with uncemented metal-backed (MB) glenoid components with a polyethylene (PE) insert in primary osteoarthritis, to assess the reasons for revision surgery, and to identify patients and diagnostic factors that influence failure rates. METHODS Between(More)
This paper is devoted to the characterization of polymer-filler interfaces by thermoporosimetry using water as a probe. Composites of EVA filled with aluminium hydroxide with high filler content for the required fire retardant properties have been studied. After water sorption at 90 °C, the composites have been analyzed by thermoporosimetry using water as a(More)
The solvents o-, m-, p-xylene, p-dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, and naphthalene were calibrated as condensates used in the thermoporosimetry technique. Exponential relationships were found connecting the pore radii R(p) (in nm) and the freezing-point depression of the swelling solvent deltaT (in degrees C) on the one hand and the apparent energy(More)