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An interview with Diana from Libya
International Journal of Inclusive Democracy , 2011,
Abstract: IJID Note:The interviewer will be referred below as JR and the interviewee as DL. Both the interviewer as well as the interviewee preferred not to reveal publicly their names for security reasons.JR’s Notes:In the 1980s, when Gaddafi’s policies veered to the left and nationalization of the economy became widespread, Diana father’s business was severely affected. So her own background is not what one might expect of someone who now is speaking up passionately against the NATO assault on Libya…Unfortunately, most mainstream western journalists seem interested only in hearing from anti-Gaddafi Libyans. So it is the fact that westerners continue to get a one-sided picture of Libya which helps support the case for NATO bombing. Here’s another side to the story…
Marriages, Polygamous, Early Fertility and Development in Congo  [PDF]
Diana Loubaki
Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies (JHRSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jhrss.2017.53018
Abstract: This article uses endogenous growth theory to show that, both education and labor force participation of women are crucial mechanics of economic development. In an economic environment that prevailing polygamous and early fertility which yields inequalities among women, unemployed labor force is due to difficulties to ensure education for all the children born from different mothers. Thus increases of poverty create a feedback effect since the children’s off-springs become also parental financial support. Indeed, introducing moral hazard and corruption in the economy due to absence of skills, thus information hold is not revealed in order to win money to support the big family. The article also shows that, social inheritance rule is modified, i.e., it may decrease a lot and yield to poverty trap and famine zone or may increase a lot and reach the highest levels or may converge depending on parental polygamous degree or remain equal to the parental status. Consequently, this article provides development foundations focused on women social promotion for development take-off in poorest countries.
Ratio-Based Analysis of Differential mRNA Processing and Expression of a Polyadenylation Factor Mutant pcfs4 Using Arabidopsis Tiling Microarray
Jianti Zheng,Denghui Xing,Xiaohui Wu,Yingjia Shen,Diana M. Kroll,Guoli Ji,Qingshun Quinn Li
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014719
Abstract: Alternative polyadenylation as a mechanism in gene expression regulation has been widely recognized in recent years. Arabidopsis polyadenylation factor PCFS4 was shown to function in leaf development and in flowering time control. The function of PCFS4 in controlling flowering time was correlated with the alternative polyadenylation of FCA, a flowering time regulator. However, genetic evidence suggested additional targets of PCFS4 that may mediate its function in both flowering time and leaf development.
Substituted N-Phenylpyrazine-2-carboxamides: Synthesis and Antimycobacterial Evaluation
Martin Dole?al,Jan Zitko,Diana Ke?etovi?ová,Ji?í Kune?,Michaela Svobodová
Molecules , 2009, DOI: 10.3390/molecules14104180
Abstract: The condensation of chlorides of substituted pyrazinecarboxylic acids with ringsubstituted anilines yielded twelve substituted pyrazinecarboxylic acid amides. The synthetic approach, analytical, and lipophilicity data of the newly synthesized compounds are presented. Two antituberculosis assays were used. Firstly, the antimycobacterial activity against four different Mycobacterium strains in a series of pyrazine derivatives was investigated. Secondly, the antimycobacterial evaluation was performed at the Tuberculosis Antimicrobial Acquisition and Coordinating Facility (TAACF) program. Interesting in vitro antimycobacterial activity was found, N-(3-iodo-4-methylphenyl) pyrazine-2-carboxamide (9) was most active derivative compound against M. tuberculosis (MIC < 2.0 μmol/L), while another iodo derivative 5-tert-butyl-6-chloro-N-(3-iodo-4-methyl-phenyl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide (12) was the most active compound in the TAACF antituberculosis screening program (IC90 = 0.819 μg/mL).
Substituted N-Phenylpyrazine-2-carboxamides, Their Synthesis and Evaluation as Herbicides and Abiotic Elicitors
Martin Dole?al,Lenka T?mová,Diana Ke?etovi?ová,Ji?í T?ma,Katarína Krá?ová
Molecules , 2007, DOI: 10.3390/12122589
Abstract: The condensation of substituted pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid chlorides with ring-substituted anilines yielded five substituted pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid amides. Thesynthesis, and analytical, lipophilicity and biological data of the newly synthesizedcompounds are presented in this paper. The photosynthesis inhibition, antialgal activityand the effect of a series of pyrazine derivatives as abiotic elicitors on the accumulation offlavonoids in a callus culture of Ononis arvensis (L.) were investigated. The most activeinhibitor of the oxygen evolution rate in spinach chloroplasts was 6-chloro-pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid (3-iodo-4-methylphenyl)-amide (2, IC50 = 51.0 μmol·L-1). The highestreduction of chlorophyll content in Chlorella vulgaris was found for 5-tert-butyl-N-(4-chloro-3-methylphenyl)-pyrazine-2-carboxamide (3, IC50 = 44.0 μmol·L-1). The maximalflavonoid production (about 900%) was reached after a twelve-hour elicitation processwith 6-chloropyrazine-2-carboxylic acid (3-iodo-4-methylphenyl)-amide (2).
Complications of physician misdiagnosis/treatment of rheumatic fever in the United States  [PDF]
Diana C. Peterson
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/abb.2013.41A021

Rheumatic fever is an auto-immune disease caused by exposure to Streptococcus pyogenes. Over the last 50 years, reports of rheumatic fever within the United States have diminished. The decrease was attributed to the advent of penicillin in the treatment of streptococcus infections. We propose that current diagnostic and treatment methodologies may adversely increase the morbidity rate of rheumatic fever within the United States. Publication rates and interest in rheumatic fever has diminished over the last 30 years. Because of this decline, many physicians are only vaguely aware of the disorder. Additionally, the fear of antibiotic resistance has influenced theCenterofDisease Control to suggest a significant decrease in the use of antibiotics by physicians. Although extremely valid for the future health and well-being of the population, such policies must be examined for each individual case carefully. The American Heart Association prescribes long-term antibiotic prophylaxis as the only current treatment; however literature reviews indicate that such therapy is rarely used. Therefore individuals diagnosed with rheumatic fever are not being treated. Additionally, because many physicians are not routinely testing for streptococcus or early signs of endocarditis, it is likely that cases of rheumatic fever will increase in the future, and many individuals may not be diagnosed until sever damage or morbidity occurs. Physician education and clear revised guidelines are necessary to ensure adequate treatment of individuals with rheumatic fever. Mis-understandings of the disease and how it should be treated by first responders (i.e. primary care providers and pediatricians) are discussed.

Monopolar capacitive coupled Radiofrequency (mcRF) and ultrasound-guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) give similar results in the treatment of enthesopathies: 18-Month follow-up  [PDF]
Joseph Cronkey, Diana Villegas
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.56A2011

Introduction: Emergent technologies, i.e., monopolar capacitive coupled Radiofrequency (mcRF) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are now available to treat conditions characterized by a failed Wound Healing Response. Both mcRF and PRP positively influence the chemical/cellular inflammatory cascade to promote healing. mcRF application results in temperature elevation at the targeted structure up to 50℃ stimulating heat shock proteins, thus inciting the Wound Healing Response. Ultrasound-guided PRP injections results in an inflammatory/reparative reaction through cytokinin release. Methods: Sixty-eight patients who have failed previous conservative treatment for tendinopathies and chronic ligament conditions of the elbow, hip, knee and ankle/foot, were treated either with mcRF or PRP. Treatments were delivered directly by the investigator, and patients were followed prospectively for an average of 19.7 months (range 15 to 24 months). Results: Average age for the mcRF cohort was 53 years (range 17 to 88). Average age for the PRP group was 58 (range 19 to 90). The male to female ratio for both groups was 1/1. 33 of 42 patients treated with mcRF experienced marked improvement (78%), while in the PRP group 19 of 26 patients experienced marked improvement (73%) as self-assessed by study subjects. Discussion/Conclusion: Results of this study are in agreement with reports on the use of both technologies; however, this is the first time that a side-by-side comparison is established. PRP and mcRF represent a new approach to musculoskeletal pathology; both modalities aim at inducing a biological response and are considered at the frontier of regenerative therapeutics. The high safety profile suggests that these, non-invasive (mcRF) and minimally invasive (PRP), office-based alternatives for the management of musculoskeletal conditions are valuable tools and should be used in accordance with a clear understanding of the underlying pathology.

Exploring Factors in the Systematic Use of Outcome Measures: A Multi-Disciplinary Rehabilitation Team Perspective  [PDF]
Diana Zidarov, Lise Poissant
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (OJTR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2014.22013
Abstract: Purpose: The implementation of routine outcome measurement was initiated as a quality improvement initiative in a unit delivering intensive functional rehabilitation for people with lower limb amputation. Two years post-implementation, completion rates remained low which raised the need to gain an indepth understanding of the factors that might impact the systematic use of Outcome Measures (OMs). Method: A qualitative exploratory study embedded in the ongoing quality improvement initiative was designed. Data were gathered through a focus group with members of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. A deductive content analysis was performed using Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) as a guide to explore factors that impact routine outcome measurement. Results: Respondents perceived OMs as valid and offering clear advantages in clinical practice. At the organizational level, lack of fit with clinical practice, loss of project leaders and lack of clear management directives had negative repercussions on the use of OMs. Conclusion: Our results suggest that a dedicated project leader throughout the implementation process and effective communication may contribute to bypassing barriers associated to practice changes leading to a more systematic use of OMs among clinicians.
L-Moments and TL-Moments as an Alternative Tool of Statistical Data Analysis  [PDF]
Diana Bílková
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (JAMP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2014.210104
Abstract: Moments and cumulants are commonly used to characterize the probability distribution or observed data set. The use of the moment method of parameter estimation is also common in the construction of an appropriate parametric distribution for a certain data set. The moment method does not always produce satisfactory results. It is difficult to determine exactly what information concerning the shape of the distribution is expressed by its moments of the third and higher order. In the case of small samples in particular, numerical values of sample moments can be very different from the corresponding values of theoretical moments of the relevant probability distribution from which the random sample comes. Parameter estimations of the probability distribution made by the moment method are often considerably less accurate than those obtained using other methods, particularly in the case of small samples. The present paper deals with an alternative approach to the construction of an appropriate parametric distribution for the considered data set using order statistics.
JI. А. Богун
Strategy of Ukraine : Economics, Sociology, Law , 2010,
Abstract: In accordance with the opinion of respected scientists, globalized world opened up international markets and support the free flow and exchange of information. [7] Characteristic of the discipline of international business is a reflection of the interests of rich and geographic areas. [1] For example, subjects such as management, economics, marketing and finance have a significant impact on research in the field of international business. However, of special interest is the subject of risks and capabilities managers working at the international level. В соответствии с мнением авторитетных ученых, глобализированный мир открыл международные рынки и поддерживает свободный поток и обмен информацией [7]. Характеристикой дисциплины международного бизнеса является отражение многофункциональных интересов и географических областей [1]. Например, такие дисциплины, как менеджмент, экономика, маркетинг и финансы имеют значительное влияние на исследования в области международного бизнеса. Однако особый интерес представляет тема рисков и способностей менеджеров, работающих на международном уровне. В дпов дно до думки авторитетних учених, глобал зований св т в дкрив м жнародн ринки п дтриму в льний пот к обм н нформац ю [7]. Характеристикою дисципл ни м жнародного б знесу в дображення багатофункц ональних нтерес в географ чних областей [1]. Наприклад, так дисципл ни, як менеджмент, економ ка, маркетинг ф нанси мають значний вплив на досл дження в галуз м жнародного б знесу. Однак особливий нтерес представля тема ризик в зд бностей менеджер в, як працюють на м жнародному р вн .
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