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Marketing Capability Development in Micro Manufacturing Enterprises  [PDF]
Guven Gurkan Inan, Aysegul Eda Kop
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.81001
Abstract: Marketing capability is defined as the ability of an organization to understand and fulfil customers’ needs at the right time, right place and right cost. Marketing capability is essential for sustainable business performance. Many micro enterprises do not have any marketing strategy and/or have limited marketing activities. A conceptual framework is developed with a view to develop the marketing capability of micro manufacturing enterprises in this research. In this study, four micro manufacturing enterprises were observed over a year. Action research methodology was adopted to test effectiveness of interventions. Some interventions and capabilities were found to be related with marketing capability in micro manufacturing enterprises. Findings showed that empowerment, operational excellence, strategy development and implementation, and collaboration capabilities could enhance marketing capability in micro manufacturing enterprises.
Performance Evaluation of College Students Listening Skills Based on Gender Classification: Case of Cyprus  [PDF]
Aysegul Nacak
Advances in Journalism and Communication (AJC) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajc.2018.62005
Abstract: The role of communication in education is very important for both audiences and instructors. The efficient listening is one of the key elements of 2-way communication. This research paper is conducted to expose the importance of listening skills on college students and targeting 6th class students. Research is a descriptive study and 6th grade located for developing listening skills in Turkish textbooks “Kuğular” and “Simyacı”. The findings obtained from this study and the percentage frequency distributions are evaluated based. Findings of the study indicated that, listening skills Grade 6 students in the TRNC, speaking/hearing the message is not at a level to understand their thoughts and feelings in the right way.
Sociodemographic Characteristics, Clinical Signs and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia
Aysegul Ku?ukali Turkyilmaz,Emine Eda Kurt,Murat Karkucak,Erhan Capkin
Eurasian Journal of Medicine , 2012,
Abstract: Objective: We aimed to evaluate the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics as well as the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Materials and Methods: A total of 37 female patients diagnosed with FM and 31 healthy females were included into the study. Individuals were asked about their demographic characteristics. The number of sensitive points (NSP), skin fold sensitivity, cutaneous hyperemia and reticular skin changes of patients and healthy controls were evaluated during physical examination. Individuals were evaluated for pain severity using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), for psychological states using the Beck Depression Scale (BDS), for quality of life using the Short Form-36 (SF-36) and for functional status using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ).Results: The mean age of FM patients was 39.2±6.5 years versus 39.1±6.2 years in the controls. The most frequently encountered FM symptoms were fatigue (94.6%), sleep disturbances (86.5%) and anxiety (86.5%). Differences between FM patients and controls were statistically significant for NSP (p=0.001), VAS (p=0.001), FIQ (p=0.001), BDS (p=0.001) and SF-36 (p=0.003), and FIQ subgroups were also different between the two groups (p<0.001). In the SF-36 survey, FM patients were different from the control in the physical function (p=0.001), pain (p=0.005), general health (p=0.017), physical fitness (p=0.003), and mental health (p=0.008) portions of the survey.Conclusion: Fibromyalgia has distinct clinical features that lead to low functional capacity and quality of life. Thus, patients’ sociodemographic characteristics and the evaluation of their quality of life may be important in the diagnosis and monitoring of treatment progress.
Book Recommendation: Advances in Water Quality Control  [PDF]
Gail Krantzberg, Aysegul Tanik
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2010.212119
Abstract: Book Recommendation: Advances in Water Quality Control Gail Krantzberg, Aysegul Tanik et al. Scientific Research Publishing, 2010 316 pages ISBN: 978-1-935068-08-2 Paperback (US$89.00) E-book (US$89.00) Order online: www.scirp.org/book Order by email: bookorder@scirp.org
The Challenges to Connectivist Learning on Open Online Networks: Learning Experiences during a Massive Open Online Course
Rita Kop
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2011,
Abstract: Self-directed learning on open online networks is now a possibility as communication and resources can be combined to create learning environments. But is it really? There are some challenges that might prevent learners from having a quality learning experience. This paper raises questions on levels of learner autonomy, presence, and critical literacies required in active connectivist learning.
Phosphoinositide metabolism, lithium and manic depressive illness
Aysegul Yildiz
Spectroscopy: An International Journal , 2002, DOI: 10.1155/2002/535201
Abstract: Physiology underlying manic depressive illness and treating effects of its most commonly used remedy – “lithium” is yet to be elucidated. Recent years of psychopharmacology research witnessed sparkling developments in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lithium’s mood stabilizing effects. Recent data on molecular biology and in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy suggest that some of the initial actions of lithium may occur through the inhibition of the enzyme inositol monophosphatase (IMPase) and reduction of myo–inositol, which in turn initiate a cascade of events at different levels of signal transduction process and gene expression in brain; such as the effects on protein kinase C, myristoylated alenine rich C kinase substrate protein, glycogen synthase kinase 3β, B cell lymphoma–2 protein, and activator protein–I. It is likely that the enzyme IMPase other that being the key point in initiating lithium’s therapeutic effects, may also play a critical role in the physiology underlying manic depressive illness.
Test and Research Unit of Anadolu University The Open Education Faculty
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 2002,
Eryhtropoietin-free hemodialysis patients: is chronic hepatitis an extra advantage?
Aysegul Zumrutdal
Nephrology Reviews , 2011, DOI: 10.4081/nr.2011.e7
Abstract: This study aimed to compare the erythropoietin- independent hemodialysis patients who had hepatitis with those who did not. Hemodialysis patients with or without hepatitis who were able to maintain nearly normal hemoglobin levels of 12 g/dL or over, without the administration of recombinant human erythropoietin for at least one year were analyzed retrospectively. Forty-three of the 534 hepatitis-negative hemodialysis patients (8%) and 20 (8 with HbsAg, 12 with HCV) of the 79 hemodialysis patients with hepatitis (25.3%) did not need erythropoietin therapy for one year. Only 9 of the patients were female (male 85.7%). Time on hemodialysis therapy was statistically longer in patients with hepatitis (77.8±42.2 vs. 123.6±51.1 months, P=0.001). There were 30 patients with acquired cystic kidney disease (47.6%) and there was no difference between hepatitis positive and negative patients (P>0.05). Chronic hepatitis infection was significantly associated with EPO independency (P= 0.003). In this study, male gender, more years on hemodialysis therapy and chronic hepatitis seem to be possible factors contributing to normal hemoglobin levels.
Kidney and tuberculosis
Aysegul Zumrutdal
Nephrology Reviews , 2013, DOI: 10.4081/nr.2013.e2
Abstract: Genitourinary tuberculosis is the second most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis after lymph node involvement. It can involve any part of the genitourinary system and presentation may vary from vague urinary symptoms to chronic kidney disease. The kidney is usually the primary organ infected in the genitourinary system and renal involvement of tuberculosis often does not present with classic symptoms of fever, weight loss, or night sweats. Tuberculosis of the urinary tract is, therefore, easily overlooked. In patients with a diagnosis of genitourinary tuberculosis, only 10% show signs of active pulmonary tuberculosis and the latency period between the initial tuberculosis infection and diagnosis with renal disease may be as long as 5-40 years. Direct infection of the kidney and lower urinary tract, and secondary amyloidosis are major forms of well-documented renal involvement. However, in recent years, an increasing number of data have reported that, independent of drug therapy, tuberculosis itself can cause glomerular and tubulointerstitial lesions, and patients may present with either acute or chronic renal failure with proteinuria. The most frequent renal biopsy finding in patients with renal involvement is chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis. Progression to end-stage renal failure may be higher than currently believed because there is little evidence as to the extent to which tuberculosis is a cause of end-stage renal failure worldwide. Tuberculosis should be considered as a possible origin of both acute and chronic renal failure, especially in countries where the incidence of tuberculosis is high. Timely diagnosis and treatment may prevent acute forms of renal disease and late sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis. Kidney biopsy should be considered in the clinical evaluation of kidney dysfunction with tuberculosis and also in cases with unusual presentations.
DHA in Mechanisms of Sympathetic System/Parasympathetic System (SS/PSS) Homeostasis in Development
Journal of Neurological Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: Recently, in an article by Pivik et al.,it was postulated that early infant diet supplemented with the omega 3 fatty acid DHA effects on resting cardiovascular activity and behavioral development during the first half-year of life(9). On this occasion it may be useful to comment on the possible mechanisms of this deactivation of parasympathetic system in response to decreased DHA in diet as observed as decreased heart rate, to better explain the underlying causes of this empirical observation. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), being an omega-3 fatty acid or in other words a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid is one of the major components of the cerebral cortex and visual system, where they play a critical role in neural development. It is most concentrated in structures local to the brain stem and diencephalon, particularly the basal ganglia, limbic regions, thalamus and midbrain, and comparatively lower in white matter. Dietary supplementation increases DHA in all these structures except the cerebral cortex and cerebellum(7). Although cognitive performance in humans and experimental animals can be improved by administering the DHA, the neurochemical mechanisms underlying this effect remain uncertain. In general, nutrients or drugs that modify brain function or behavior do so by affecting synaptic transmission, usually by changing the quantities of particular neurotransmitters present within synaptic clefts or by acting directly on neurotransmitter receptors or signal-transduction molecules. It has been found that DHA also affects synaptic transmission in mammalian brain: Brain cells of gerbils or rats receiving this fatty acid manifest increased levels of phosphatides and of specific pre- or post-synaptic proteins. They also exhibit increased numbers of dendritic spines on postsynaptic neurons(8). Omega-3 fatty acids play crucial roles in the development and function of the central nervous system. These components, which must be obtained from dietary sources, have been implicated in a variety of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. The factors that regulate adult neurogenesis are highly conserved among species, In animals where cells in S-phase of the cell cycle are detected, a quantitative analysis of the resulting BrdU-labeled cells in the projection neuron cluster in the brain shows that short-term augmentation of dietary omega-3 relative to omega-6 fatty acids results in significant increases in the numbers of S-phase cells, and that the circadian pattern of neurogenesis is also altered. It is proposed that the ratio of omega-3:omega-6 fatty
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