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Jan 05, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The New RN and Emergency Patient Care Scenarios: How Simulation Can Help

Donna Driscoll
Failure to rescue a patient that is experiencing deteriorating symptoms is a major cause of mortality in the acute care settings. The nurse is at the fore-front of prevention and recognition of patient distress. Failure to rescue patients that are displaying symptoms of deterioration is becoming a national crisis due to treatment complications and missed signs and symptoms of impending arrest [1]. New nurse graduates must have add

Sep 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Malnutrition among Children under 5 Does Not Correlate with Higher Socio Economic Status of Parents in Rural Communities

Ahmad Isah Muhammad, Isa Yunusa, Mohammed Tahiru Bolori, Lawrence Uchenna Sunday Ezeanyika, Hamisu Abdullahi Walla, Zulaihat Mukhtar Gidado
Introduction: Understanding the socioeconomic characteristics of families with undernourished children is very critical to providing solution to the menace especially in rural communities where there is complexity in the relationship between economic activities, education and parental care and the undernutrition. Objectives: The study is aimed at understanding the nutritional status of children under the age of 5 years i

Sep 18, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Model of Long-Term Vitamin A Deficiency in the Mammary Gland of Virgin Rats

Miriam Ester Vasquez Gomez, Silvia Varas, Maria Sofia Gimenez
Deficiency in vitamin A is an evil in underdeveloped countries where the minimum recommended intake is not achieved. This may have long-term implications on the health of the population. For this reason, it would be very useful to achieve an animal model where the different implications of this deficiency can be observed. This could lead to the formulation of future nutrition politics. The levels of retinoic acid and intermediary

Sep 15, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Investigation of Flavonoid and Polyphenol Contents of Lettuce Grown in Katsina State, Nigeria

Gnimintakpa Joseph, Umar Sabiu, Muhammad Sani
While it is clear that dietetic choices and habits are contributing to health state of individuals, mounting evidence suggests the biomolecular contents of foods vary in line with the nutritional milieu. Even when it is hard to distinguish the causal factors of this variation, various concentrations of flavonoids or polyphenols in lettuce contribute to preventive strategies of several health c

Jul 14, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Effect of Anthropometry and Dyslipidaemia on Birth Weight

Edward Delali Darku, Afu Clifford Jr., Martin Kwesi Darku
The period of pregnancy is a very important aspect of fetal growth and development. Maternal weight gain during pregnancy is associated with fetal macrosomia. Generally, delays in low maternal weight gain have been linked to limitations in fetal growth and development, and there is some evidence that low maternal weight gain is associated with an increased risk of pre-term delivery. Objective:

Jun 23, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Nutritional Assessment of Children Admitted at the Children’s Ward of the Volta Regional Hospital

Clifford Afu
Background: In Ghana, nutritional assessment is not mandatory and as such majority of Children with nutritional challenges are unidentified and unmanaged; this is of a major concern knowing that malnutrition continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most developing countries with Ghana as no exception and as such requires a lot of attention as a basis for prompt dietetic referral. Objective: To assess the pract

May 26, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Physio-Chemical and Toxicological Study of the Water of the Lubumbashi River, in Democratic Republic of Congo

Lakula Niclette, Kasongo Pembi Christian, Kangabuka Shishi Maguy, Bondo Kalumba Clarisse, Tambwe Ndjakanyi Pierre, Nzeba Tshibanda Christelle, Kataka Zabadi Kleph, Kaki Khangmariette, Khang Imvar Esther, Wetchi Ongona Tchomba Andre, Mazono Mbang Pierre, Katumbo Mukemo Astrid, Kabamba Nzaji Michel, Luboya Numbi Oscar
The absolute necessity of water in the life of man remains undeniable to the point that some people think the water is the life. Metals are ubiquitous in surface waters. But their concentrations are generally very low which explains their name “trace metals” or “trace metals”. However, when the mining begins operating a metal-rich deposit, a change operates especially in waters in contact with these mining works. This study aims t

Dec 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Survey of the Consumption of Energy Drinks and Frequency of Obesity in a Population of Academics from Casablanca

Imane M'Touguy, Nadia Iounes, Fatema Zehra Mahfoud, Marwa Chhail, Amine El Khatib, Rachid Saile, Souad El Amrani, Houriya Mestaghanmi
Background: An energy drinks supposed to give a boost of energy to the consumer. It usually contains caffeine and lot of sugar. We studied the risks associated with the consumption of these drinks, the conditions in which they are consumed and the frequency of obesity in the determination of body mass index among 195 students of the Faculty of Sciences Ben M’Sik. Methods: This is a survey conducted by students of the Ben M’sik Fac

Feb 25, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Functional Properties and Nutritional Quality of Some Wild and Edible Bean in Nigeria

O. A. Awoyinka, A. O. Ileola, C. N. Imeoria, S. T. Olumakinde, F. C. Oladele, M. F. Asaolu
In this study on bean, four wild types were compared with the edible for their functional and nutritional characteristics in unprocessed and malted form. Results obtained in functional properties showed that bulk density was higher in wild types compared to edibles types. Feregede has the least dispersibility compared to all the bean samples. The swelling power of all the wild and edible types was almost the same with the edible bean IT845-2246-4 having the highest value of 26.15 ±...

Dec 07, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Effects of the Dietary Supplement MAK4 on Oxidative Stress Parameters: A “Three-Cases” Report

Isabella Zanella, Rosa Di Lorenzo, Diego Di Lorenzo
Background: Maharishi Amrit Kalash-4 (MAK-4) is an herbal formulation comprised of several herbs. This preparation is part of a natural health care system known as Maharishi Ayur-Veda and belongs to a series of herbal mixtures collectively known as Rasayanas, which are recognized for their beneficial effect on human health. This investigation evaluated in blood samples of 3 human volunteers, the effects of MAK-4 on parameters of oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses. Me- thods: The day of th...