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Invasion of Danish and Adjacent Waters by the Comb Jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi—10 Years After  [PDF]
Hans Ulrik Riisg?rd
Open Journal of Marine Science (OJMS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2017.74032
Abstract: The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, which comes from North America’s east coast, was observed in Danish waters for the first time in 2007. Since then, the new invader has every summer spread in Danish and adjacent waters (i.e. North Sea, Limfjorden, Skagerrak, Kattegat, Belt Sea, Baltic Sea). The invasive comb jelly has apparently come to stay, as it has no effective enemies. Possible harmful effects of M. leidyi which feeds voraciously on zooplankton, fish eggs and larvae, have so far not been thoroughly studied in Danish waters, although dedicated attempts have been made in Limfjorden and in the central Baltic Sea. Over the last 10 years, the Danish national environmental monitoring program did not include gelatinous zooplankton, but new initiatives have been recently taken. A brief overview of our current knowledge on the impact of M. leidyi in Danish waters is given here.
Web Based Supportive Intervention for Families Living with Schizophrenia—An Open Trial  [PDF]
Sigrid Stjernsw?rd, Lars Hansson
Open Journal of Medical Psychology (OJMP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojmp.2013.24028
Abstract: Background: Web based modalities should be explored to support families living with mental illness. A web based tool including a psychoeducative module, a diary and a password protected forum was developed aimed at relatives’ of a person with schizophrenia to alleviate daily life. Aim: The aim of the present study was to explore participants’ use of the web based tool with focus on the forum and its potential health and psychosocial benefits. Methods: Nineteen persons participated in this explorative open trial. The forum posts were analyzed using content analysis. Self-rating instruments assessing caregiver burden, stigma and the tool’s usability were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results: The qualitative analysis resulted in four main categories and subcategories describing relatives’ situation and interaction in the forum: Caring for a Person with Schizophrenia, Crisis and Care, Secrecy vs Openness, and Interaction and Social Support. Experiences of caregiver burden, but also fulfillment with caregiving tasks were reported. Concealing or hiding the family’s mental illness was common, but also the ability to use inner strength to cope with stigma and discrimination. The mean usability score was 59 (70 = good). Conclusion: Web based support can help address some of the families’ needs of support, although it encompasses certain limitations. Patient rights and the availability of resources, especially in cases of emergency, need to be made easily visible and accessible to alleviate families’ burden.
Suicide Prevention in Mental Health Services—A Qualitative Study of a Web Based Program for Mental Health Care Staff  [PDF]
Sigrid Stjernsw?rd, Lars Hansson
Open Journal of Medical Psychology (OJMP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojmp.2013.24027
Abstract: Background: Further strategies are needed to deal with the high losses to suicide. New modalities should be explored within the context of suicide prevention. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate participants’ experiences of a web based program for mental health care staff, including its potential clinical relevance. Methods: Nineteen participants participated in five focus groups. Data was analyzed using content analysis. Results: The analysis showed participants’ experiences of the program’s contents and format (“Web Based Modules”, “Discussion Groups”) and practical value (“Clinical Relevance and Use”, “Effects on Communication and Climate”). Conclusions: The program partly increased awareness about risk factors and the importance of inquiring about suicide ideation/plans and documenting suicide assessments. Experiences of the clinical value were varying and may be increased through potential enhancements.
Health Consequences of Acid Rain in South West Sweden  [PDF]
I. Rosborg, B. Nihlg?rd
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/gep.2018.62009
Abstract: Acid rain leads to loss of essential elements from soils and bedrock, causing an imbalance in especially dug well waters, as essential element concentrations decrease and potentially toxic element concentrations increase. In this study 72 private dug wells from acid regions (pH < 6) were compared with 68 wells from an alkaline area on limestone bedrock (pH > 7.0) in South-western Sweden. Women, drinking the water for at least 5 years, were interviewed about their health and water and hair samples were collected. The concentrations of about 40 elements in water and hair were analysed, mostly by ICP-MS. The concentrations of essential elements such as Ca, Cr, Mo, Se, K, and SO4 as well as the body’s buffering agent HCO3 were significantly lower in acid than in alkaline water. The median Ca concentration was 6 times lower in acid waters, and also in hair compared to alkaline. Median HCO3 was 14 times lower in acid waters. Mg was similar in both populations, since the Swedish bedrock in general has low Mg content, even so limestone in the alkaline area. The concentrations of especially Ca, Cr, HCO3 and SO4, peaked at pH 7.0 - 8.0, due to precipitation of carbonates and sulphates in alkaline soils and leaching from acid soils. The levels of toxic metals such as Cd and Pb were significantly higher in acid well water. High Cu concentration from pipes, causing especially diarrhoea, is a serious acidification problem. The contribution of essential elements to the daily intake from these well waters, 2 Litres consumption per day, was from 0% to above 30% for some elements, clearly showing that 10%, which is generally predicted, can be exceeded for people with private well waters, as well as provide 0%, which is the case for many acid well waters. Water elements were mirrored in hair, e.g. Ca and Mo. The loss of essential minerals, and increased concentration of toxic elements in acid well water, caused mineral imbalances in the body, as mirrored in hair. Women living in the acid area reported more negative health changes than women in the alkaline district, during the time they had been drinking their well water. The number of reported heart, intestinal, muscle, and skin problems were between 2 and 9 times higher among women drinking acid than alkaline well water.
Association of egg traits and feathering mutants in domestic fowl
RD Crawford
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1983, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-15-2-257
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Evaluacion de la heterosis, de la capacidad de combinación y de los efec tos maternos y recíprocos en conejos
RD Carregal
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1980, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-12-3-297b
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How to handle sampling and selection for production and management traits in dairy cattle
RD Politiek
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1976, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-8-2-288a
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Biblical literacy and transnational Mayan liberation movements
RD Toledo
Acta Theologica , 2009,
Abstract: The Zapatista and other Mayan movements in Mexico and Guatemala are demanding autonomy and respect for indigenous cultures. Still struggling for land-rights lost during colonialism and now suffering from neo-liberal trade policies, Mayan communities have creatively appropriated Christian doctrine to deal with their suffering. This paper examines the central role of the Bible in the mobilisation of Mayan communities where the majority of members identify themselves as Christian as well as Mayan. Revisiting the period of Yoruba identity formation and the Yoruba anti-slavery struggle in the 1800s will help illuminate the role of Christianity in contemporary liberation movements. In both cases, Christianity primarily impacted marginalised populations suffering the effects of colonialism. The scriptures have helped undermine colonial relationships as well as internal hierarchies within indigenous societies. Specifically, Biblical literacy has led to broader identifications across multiple dialects and has given women and lower classes greater access to religious doctrine.
Hyperactivity and inattention- A successful response to table coffee
RD Wammanda
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice , 2007,
Abstract: No s. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol.10(2) 2007: pp.182-183
Retinoblastoma – to expand awareness
RD Wainwright
Continuing Medical Education , 2010,
Abstract: Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer that occurs in the retina of infants or young children. It occurs in 1:20 000 births and can be unilateral in 60% or bilateral in 40% of cases. The clinical signs can sometimes be subtle and are often missed, which could lead to delay in diagnosis, possibly loss of vision or even loss of life. Both the public and health professionals in South Africa need education to expand awareness of retinoblastoma.
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