Κυριακή, 10 Απριλίου 2016

Nodnett - The New Digital Public Safety Communication System in Norway

Simens got the job, lost it over coruption. Finaly, after years of talk, it is a TETRA system covering Norway. Hope it is upp for the job. ExEMTNor

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Nodnett - The New Digital Public Safety Communication System in Norway

Simens got the job, lost it over coruption. Finaly, after years of talk, it is a TETRA system covering Norway. Hope it is upp for the job. ExEMTNor

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Nodnett - The New Digital Public Safety Communication System in Norway

Simens got the job, lost it over coruption. Finaly, after years of talk, it is a TETRA system covering Norway. Hope it is upp for the job. ExEMTNor

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Nodnett - The New Digital Public Safety Communication System in Norway

Simens got the job, lost it over coruption. Finaly, after years of talk, it is a TETRA system covering Norway. Hope it is upp for the job. ExEMTNor

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National G6PD neonatal screening program in Gaza Strip of Palestine: rationale, challenges and recommendations

Abstract

Congenital genetic disorders affecting neonates or young children can have serious clinical consequences if undiagnosed and left untreated. Early detection and an accurate diagnosis are, therefore, of major importance for preventing negative patient outcomes. Even though the occurrence of each specific metabolic disorder may be rare, their collective impact of preventable complications may be of considerable importance to the public health. Our previous studies showed that G6PD deficiency is a problem of public health importance that has been shown to be a predominant cause of acute hemolytic anemia requiring hospitalization in Palestinian young children in Gaza Strip. Intriguingly, majority of these children had one of the three variants, Mediterraneanc.563T, African G6PD A-c.202A/c.376G and heretofore unrecognized as a common G6PD deficient variant G6PD Cairoc.404C.

The high prevalence of G6PD deficiency, as well as dietary factors in the region that precipitate anemia, argues for a need to protect the Palestinian children from a treatable and manageable genetic and metabolic disorder. The present work reviews and discusses rationales and challenges of G6PD screening program in Gaza Strip. We advocate adopting a national neonatal G6PD screening program in Gaza Strip to identify children at risk and promote wellness and health for Palestine.

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PREVALENCE AND DISTRIBUTION PATTERN OF DYSLIPIDEMIA IN A SEMI-URBAN COMMUNITY IN SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA

2016-04-10T15-00-11Z
Source: International Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Ifeoluwa Silvanus Abiodun, Temitope Oyewole Olusanya, Oluwakemi Anike Ladipo, Aminat Oluwadamilola Oluberu.
Objectives: Dyslipidemia, as a major risk factor, is independently associated with cardiovascular diseases. There is paucity of data on the prevalence and distribution pattern of dyslipidemia in semi-urban communities, as most researches have focused on urban and rural areas. We aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution pattern of dyslipidemia in a semi-urban community in south western Nigeria. Materials and methods: 100 apparently healthy adult Nigerians (52 males and 48 females) were involved in the study, with a mean age of 51.29 ± 9.79. 10mls of blood was drawn from each of the study participants and the serum was analyzed for fasting plasma glucose, lipid parameters (total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL cholesterol) using standard methods. Results: The prevalence of dyslipidemia in this study was 35%. Elevated total cholesterol was the commonest from of dyslipidemia observed in this study while, elevated triglycerides were the least observed. 54% of the population had a BMI greater than 25kg/m2 with just about 16% being obese. We also reported a mean BMI value of 25.53 ± 4.97. The study also showed a significant positive correlation of BMI with total cholesterol, LDL, TG, hypertension and age. Conclusion: This study has demonstrated the prevalence of dyslipidemia, even in semi-urban Nigerian populations. There is also increasing prevalence of obesity/overweight which is strongly correlated with TC, TG, and LDL which may influence the rate of occurrence of hypertensive disease.


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Monte Carlo simulation of semiconductor detector response to 222Rn and 220Rn environments

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Publication date: July 2016
Source:Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volumes 158–159
Author(s): J. Irlinger, S. Trinkl, M. Wielunksi, J. Tschiersch, W. Rühm
A new electronic radon/thoron monitor employing semiconductor detectors based on a passive diffusion chamber design has been recently developed at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). This device allows for acquisition of alpha particle energy spectra, in order to distinguish alpha particles originating from radon and radon progeny decays, as well as those originating from thoron and its progeny decays. A Monte-Carlo application is described which uses the Geant4 toolkit to simulate these alpha particle spectra. Reasonable agreement between measured and simulated spectra were obtained for both 220Rn and 222Rn, in the energy range between 1 and 10 MeV. Measured calibration factors could be reproduced by the simulation, given the uncertainties involved in the measurement and simulation. The simulated alpha particle spectra can now be used to interpret spectra measured in mixed radon/thoron atmospheres. The results agreed well with measurements performed in both radon and thoron gas environments. It is concluded that the developed simulation allows for an accurate prediction of calibration factors and alpha particle energy spectra.



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EMT honored for saving woman found unconscious on side of road



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Frequent Flyers: Ambulance history with Capt. Salty

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EMS - Paramedic and EMT Reserve - Show Low EMS

Part Time – Reserve Positions available (12 and 24 Hour Shifts) Show Low EMS is the Emergency Medical Service provider for the city of Show Low and surrounding areas in Navajo County. We respond to thousands of 911 Emergency Calls and Non-Emergency calls for transport each year. Show Low EMS is looking for Reserve Paramedic and EMT professionals that enjoy using their skills in the 911 Emergency ...

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EMS - Paramedic and EMT Reserve - Show Low EMS

Part Time – Reserve Positions available (12 and 24 Hour Shifts) Show Low EMS is the Emergency Medical Service provider for the city of Show Low and surrounding areas in Navajo County. We respond to thousands of 911 Emergency Calls and Non-Emergency calls for transport each year. Show Low EMS is looking for Reserve Paramedic and EMT professionals that enjoy using their skills in the 911 Emergency ...

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Association of hs-CRP with various components of metabolic syndrome

2016-04-10T04-29-55Z
Source: International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS)
Shifa Kollathody, Abdul Jaleel Venmadatheyil, Mirshad Puthanveettil, Parvathi Krishna Warrier.
Background: Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for atherosclerosis. Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome Objectives - The inflammatory marker C-reactive protein and its association with various components of metabolic syndrome needs further study. Methods In this case control study, we studied the relationship between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with various components of metabolic syndrome in 60 subjects. 30 of them have metabolic syndrome according to adult treatment panel III (ATP III) criteria. We compared various components of metabolic syndrome like blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, waist circumference and insulin resistance with hs-CRP levels by linear regression analysis. Results: hs-CRP levels show significant increase in metabolic syndrome group. But there is no significant correlation between hs-CRP levels and various components of metabolic syndrome like blood pressure, waist circumference and insulin resistance except for fasting blood sugar. Conclusions: hs-CRP level in the test population explains the increased cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome. Maintaining normal blood sugar level might help manage metabolic syndrome.


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The Influence of Pre-natal Supplement Initiation on Preterm Birth Among Majority Hispanic Women in Los Angeles County: The Role of Nativity

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Objectives Despite being encouraged to take pre-natal supplements, suboptimal micronutrient intake is common in pregnancy, especially among Hispanic women. In this study, we assessed whether initiation and timing of pre-natal vitamin use influences the risk of preterm birth. Methods Women who gave birth to singletons in 2003 in Los Angeles County, California, were enrolled into a population-based case–control study. Focusing on non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women, associations between timing of pre-natal supplement use and preterm birth were assessed using logistic regression. Results Among Hispanic mothers, the odds of preterm birth increased the later a woman initiated pre-natal supplement use in pregnancy. The magnitude of this association was larger in US-born compared to foreign-born Hispanic women. Conclusions These findings suggest that nativity may modify the relationship between pre-natal supplement use and preterm birth possibly due to underlying differences in diet composition of Hispanic women by place of birth.



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