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Growth and Leaf Area Index Simulation in Maize (Zea mays L.) Under Small-Scale Farm Conditions in a Sub-Saharan African Region  [PDF]
Jean-Claude Lukombo Lukeba, Roger Kizungu Vumilia, Kabwe C. K. Nkongolo, Mose Lufuluabo Mwabila, Mbungu Tsumbu
American Journal of Plant Sciences (AJPS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2013.43075
Abstract: Different crop models including MAIZE Ceres, STICS and other approaches have been used to simulate leaf area index (LAI) in maize (Zea mays L.). These modeling tools require genotype-specific calibration procedures. Studies on modeling LAI dynamics under optimal growth conditions with yields close to the yield potential have remained scarce. In the present study, logistic and exponential approaches have been developed and evaluated for the simulation of LAI in maize in a savannah region of the DR-Congo. Data for the development and the evaluation of the model were collected manually by non-destructive method from small farmers’ field. The rate of expansion of the leaf surface and the rate of change of leaf senescence were also simulated. There were measurable variations among sites and varieties for the simulated height of maize plants. At all sites, the varieties with short plants were associated with expected superior performance based on simulation data. In general, the model underestimates the LAI based on observed values. LAI values for the genetically improved maize varieties (Salongo 2, MUS and AK) were greater than those of the unimproved local variety (Local). There were significant differences for K,
Argumentation, confrontation et violence verbale fulgurante Argumentative Processes, Confrontation and Acute Verbal Abuse
Claudine Mose
Argumentation et Analyse du Discours , 2012,
Abstract: Si nous avons défini la violence verbale fulgurante comme une montée en tension caractérisée par des actes mena ants directs (provocation, menace, insultes…) et la violence polémique comme un discours à visée argumentative mobilisant des procédés discursifs indirects (implicites, ironie…), on ne peut considérer ces deux types de discours comme hermétiques. à travers des scènes de violences verbales quotidiennes dans l’espace public et institutionnel (contr les, convocations, verbalisations…), constituées pour un DVD pédagogique, il s’agit de montrer comment dans des interactions caractérisées par la violence fulgurante, certains procédés argumentatifs particuliers et que nous décrirons, sont utilisés, avec force efficacité, à des fins de déstabilisation et de prise de pouvoir sur l’autre. Our research has defined severe verbal abuse as built up tension characterized by directly threatening acts (such as provocation, threats, insults), and polemical violence as argumentative discourse which mobilizes indirect discursive devices, such as implicit discourse relations and irony. Yet, neither type of discourse can be considered to be impervious to mutual influence. Based on the content of an educational DVD featuring acted out scenes of daily verbal abuse taking place in public and institutional spaces (i.e., checks, summons, fines), we will show how specific argumentative devices, which we will describe, are very efficiently used within interactions that are characterised by severe abuse, with the aim of destabilizing and taking control over somebody.
RETRACTED: Hydraulic Performance and Effectiveness of Trees, Shrubs and Grasses as Riparian Vegetations in Reducing Flow Velocity near Riverbanks, Subsequent to Riparian Erosion and Sediment Generation Control in Humid Tropics  [PDF]
Mose Ndekezi, Ayalew Talema Legass, Jan Diels
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2016.79104
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Editorial: Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Globally for Near-Term Impact: Yes We Can
Mose Desvarieux,Fred Paccaud
Public Health Reviews , 2011,
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Processus empiriques des rapports de $m$-espacements uniformes disjoints (Non-overlapping uniform $m$-spacings-ratio empirical processes)
Mose Jérémie
Statistics , 2011,
Abstract: We consider an empirical process based upon ratio of selected pair of the non-overlapping $m$-spacings generated by independent samples of arbitrary sizes. As a main result, we show that when both samples are uniformly distributed on intervals of equal lengths, this empirical process converges to a mean-centered Brownian bridge of the form $\ \displaystyle (B\circ H_{m})_{C}(v)=B(H_{m}(v))-2(2m+1)C\ \frac{(2m-1)!}{m((m-1)!)^2}(v(1-v))^m\int_{0}^{1}B(H_{m}(s))\ud s,\ $ for $\ \displaystyle 0\leq v\leq 1,\ $ where $\ \displaystyle B(.)\ $ denotes a Brownian bridge, $\ \displaystyle H_{m},\ $ the distribution function of the Beta distribution with parameters $m$ and $m,\ $ and $C,\ $ a constant.
Sedimentological Studies of Alluvium Deposits along Ngovayang-Bipindi of Lokoundje River, Southwestern Cameroon  [PDF]
Mioumnde Arthur Paterne, Mboui Felicité Audrey Katia, Kue Petou Rokis Malquaire, Kabir Shola Ahmed, Bessong Mose, Liqiang Zhang
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2019.101008
Abstract: In an area of about 305 km2, Seventeen stream sediment samples were taken from alluvium on the banks and floodplain of the Lokoundjé River and its tributaries. Sand samples after being dried in an oven, are subjected to sedimentological analyses in laboratory. Amongst the analysis carried out; the particle size analysis helped to establish a precise textural description of the sediment and to understand the active mechanisms which occur during transport and particle deposition. The morphoscopy of quartz grains consists in determining the mode and duration of transport of the grains, thus allowing reconstructing the geological history of the latter. Heavy minerals are suitable to know the nature of the rock in which they come from and equal to specify their distributing province. The morphometry of pebble makes contributes for a better understanding to apprehension of the agents responsible for the transport of these materials. It appears that the alluvium of the Lokoundjé and its Bipindi tributaries are very fine to coarse. They are well segregated, classified, and homometric. It is the result of the actions of a hydrodynamic turbulent which is sometimes abrupt. From a morphoscopic point of view, using a binocular microscope, grains mainly belong to three categories based on their surface appearance: Grain unworn, the sub-dull and dull shiny. From the morphometric point of view, there is evidence of flattening and dissymmetry of pebbles which are slightly worn to form sub-spherical shapes. With regard to the study of heavy minerals, it has identified two mineralogical processions, which include a metamorphic process with the presence of Sillimanite and Andalusite. In addition, there is the presence of minerals such as green’s Hornblende, Tourmaline, and reflecting magmatic distribution. However, there are specific minerals such as zircon, which can be economically viable where the contents sometimes exceed 10 kg/m3. In the same vein, it has been noted the presence of gems like Topaze and Monazite which are real precursor auriferous accumulation.
Experimental Yersinia pseudotuberculosis enteritis in laboratory animals
AEJ Okwori, SE Agina, MO Odugbo, AO Olabode, LH Lombin
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2007,
Abstract: The course of in vivo pathogenicity of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in groups of rabbits and gunnea pigs were examined. One group of the animals was infected orally with 108 cfu/ml of test organism and the second group with standard reference strains. The third group was dosed with clean water as negative control. Both controls and Y. pseudotuberculosis infected animals were closely monitored for clinical signs for three weeks during which loss of body weight, rise in temperature, ruffling of fur were noticed. Pure isolates of the organisms were re-isolated from the faecal samples of the infected rabbits and guinea pigs. Animals orally fed with clean water showed no symptoms of yersiniosis. Rabbits infected with Y. pseudotuberculosis showed signs of illness while guinea pigs did not show any clinical sign. Visceral organs of infected rabbits showed enteritis with necrotic lesions but no pathological changes were observed in all guinea pigs including the controls. In the clinically ill animals, tissues analyzed demonstrated polarized profile and inflammatory cell influx throughout the course of the test. These findings should assist the Veterinary Pathologist recognize suspected cases of enteritis due to Y. psuedotuberculosis in the field among similar animal species.
Evaluation of microorganisms transmissible through handshake
MO Oniya, SE Obajuluwa, ET Alade, OA Oyewole
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2006,
Abstract: Microorganisms transmissible through handshake were experimentally isolated from samples collected from primary and secondary school students as well as undergraduates and staff of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Bacteria isolated include Staphylococcus aureus, S. epididimis, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, and Actinobacillus sp while fungi isolated include Penicillum notatum, Aspergillus niger and Cladosporium sp. The prevalence of these microorgansims was higher in the primary and secondary school students than in the undergraduates and staff of the university. The significance of the findings to public health in general is discussed.
Evaluation of the Mode of Referral of Patients for Physiotherapy by Physicians
DI Odebiyi, AR Amazu, MO Akindele, SE Igwe, MOB Olaogun
African Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: The physiotherapy profession has emerged not only as an important medical and rehabilitation complement in health care delivery but also as a vital therapeutic tool with defined scientifically based protocols. In Nigeria, it is used as a prescription rather than as a referral, on a consultation basis, but its use as a prescription is gradually being discouraged in some developed countries. There seems to be a low level of awareness of this development, particularly in the developing countries. This study was therefore designed to evaluate the physicians’ mode of referral of patients for physiotherapy in Nigeria. A total of 1192 physicians participated in the survey, a 78 per cent response rate. They were required to complete a 22-item self developed closed-ended questionnaire using a sample of opportunity. The questionnaire obtained information on demographic data, educational attainment, university of graduation, year of graduation and mode of referral for physiotherapy. A total of 1054 (88.4%) respondents agreed that physiotherapists were trained enough to make clinical decisions on the treatment of their patients and 678 (56.9%) referred patients for physiotherapy. Of the respondents who agreed that physiotherapists are trained well enough to make clinical decisions on the treatment of their patients, 786 (74.6%) graduated from universities that also have a physiotherapy training programme. The majority 442 (68.2%) of these respondents and 603 (79.4%) of the respondents who received some form of lectures in physiotherapy during their medical training or whose universities had a physiotherapy training programme did not include prescriptions in their referrals. KEY WORDS: physicians, mode of referral, physiotherapy
Preliminary support for the construct of health care empowerment in the context of treatment for human immunodeficiency virus
Johnson MO, Sevelius JM, Dilworth SE, Saberi P, Neilands TB
Patient Preference and Adherence , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S30040
Abstract: eliminary support for the construct of health care empowerment in the context of treatment for human immunodeficiency virus Original Research (1649) Total Article Views Authors: Johnson MO, Sevelius JM, Dilworth SE, Saberi P, Neilands TB Published Date May 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 395 - 404 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S30040 Received: 19 January 2012 Accepted: 10 February 2012 Published: 11 May 2012 Mallory O Johnson, Jeanne M Sevelius, Samantha E Dilworth, Parya Saberi, Torsten B Neilands Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA Background: The Model of Health Care Empowerment (HCE) defines HCE as the process and state of being engaged, informed, collaborative, committed, and tolerant of uncertainty regarding health care. We examined the hypothesized antecedents and clinical outcomes of this model using data from ongoing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related research. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether a new measure of HCE offers direction for understanding patient engagement in HIV medical care. Using data from two ongoing trials of social and behavioral aspects of HIV treatment, we examined preliminary support for hypothesized clinical outcomes and antecedents of HCE in the context of HIV treatment. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of 12-month data from study 1 (a longitudinal cohort study of male couples in which one or both partners are HIV-seropositive and taking HIV medications) and 6-month data from study 2, a randomized controlled trial of HIV-seropositive persons not on antiretroviral therapy at baseline despite meeting guidelines for treatment. From studies 1 and 2, 254 and 148 participants were included, respectively. Hypothesized antecedents included cultural/social/environmental factors (demographics, HIV-related stigma), personal resources (social problem-solving, treatment knowledge and beliefs, treatment decision-making, shared decision-making, decisional balance, assertive communication, trust in providers, personal knowledge by provider, social support), and intrapersonal factors (depressive symptoms, positive/negative affect, and perceived stress). Hypothesized clinical outcomes of HCE included primary care appointment attendance, antiretroviral therapy use, adherence self-efficacy, medication adherence, CD4+ cell count, and HIV viral load. Results: Although there was no association observed between HCE and HIV viral load and CD4+ cell count, there were significant positive associations of HCE scores with likelihood of reporting a recent primary care visit, greater treatment adherence self-efficacy, and higher adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Hypothesized antecedents of HCE included higher beliefs in the necessity of treatment and positive provider relationships.
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