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 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)
Isothermal crystallization of a high molecular weight PEO (Mw=4,000,000) has been investigated using photoDSC. Combining light irradiation, heating and DSC analysis, photoDSC demonstrates good capability to follow the in situ photo- and thermo-ageing of semi-crystalline polymers. Isothermal crystallization of PEO was performed at 55 degrees C. After ageing(More)
In this work, monolithic hybrid materials exhibiting both mesoand macropores of controlled size have been prepared using the hydrolysis-condensation of modified silicon alkoxide in the presence of a surfactant. These materials have been thouroughly characterized using gas sorption, mercury intrusion porosimetry, small angle X-ray scattering and electronic(More)
A general law has been derived for predicting the transition temperature of linear alkanes confined in nanoporous materials from the simple knowledge of the free solvent transition temperature. This law is in very good agreement with the one previously determined for substituted benzenes, attesting a possible universal behavior of confined solvents.
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)