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The growing caseload of chronic life-long conditions calls for a move towards full self-management in low-income countries
Josefien van Olmen, Grace Ku, Raoul Bermejo, Guy Kegels, Katharina Hermann, Wim Van Damme
Globalization and Health , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-7-38
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to show that present provider-centred models of chronic care are not adequate and to propose 'full self-management' as an alternative for low-income countries, facilitated by expert patient networks and smart phone technology.People with chronic life-long conditions need to 'rebalance' their life in order to combine the needs related to their chronic condition with other elements of their life. They have a crucial role in the management of their condition and the opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise in their condition and its management. Therefore, people with chronic life-long conditions should be empowered so that they become the centre of management of their condition. In full self-management, patients become the hub of management of their own care and take full responsibility for their condition, supported by peers, professionals and information and communication tools.We will elaborate on two current trends that can enhance the capacity for self-management and coping: the emergence of peer support and expert-patient networks and the development and distribution of smart phone technology both drastically expand the possibilities for full self-management.Present provider-centred models of care for people with chronic life-long conditions are not adequate and we propose 'full self-management' as an alternative for low-income countries, supported by expert networks and smart phone technology.The problem of chronic diseases has risen up the agenda of global health policy makers in recent years [1-6]. The growing numbers of patients with Chronic Life-Long Conditions (CLLC), such as diabetes and hypertension, puts an immense burden on health systems and populations, because of increased needs for health care providers and steadily rising costs of health care services.The present response of health systems, both in high and in low income countries, is highly inadequate. The professionalised models of chronic care that have been developed
Revisions of the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Suggested by Properties of Random Walk  [PDF]
Raoul Charreton
Journal of Quantum Information Science (JQIS) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jqis.2011.12009
Abstract: A new theorem on random walks suggest some possible revisions of the foundations of Quantum Mechanics. This is presented below in the simplified framework of the description of the evolution of a material point in space. Grossly speaking, it is shown that the probabilities generated by normalizing the square modulus of a sum of probability amplitudes, in the setup of Quantum Mechanics, becomes asymptotically close (under the appropriate limiting conditions) to the probabilities generated by the usual causal processes of Classical Mechanics. This limiting coincidence has a series of interesting potential applications. In particular it allows us to reintroduce the concept of causality within the core of Quantum Mechanics. Moreover, it suggests, among other consequences, that gravitational interaction may not even exist. Even though the interpretations of Quantum Mechanics which follow from this mathematical result may seem to bring some unexpected innovations in the context of theoretical physics, there is an obvious necessity to study its theoretical impact on Quantum Mechanics. The first steps toward this aim are taken in the present article.
The Origin of Gravitational and Electric Forces, the Nature of Electromagnetic Waves  [PDF]
Raoul Charreton
Journal of Quantum Information Science (JQIS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jqis.2012.23014
Abstract: We have proposed a prequantum physics, itself founded on classical mechanics completed by the existence of an universal cloud of tiny particles noted U. These U particle command the mass, variable, of electron, neutron, proton, and atom particles noted M. The “shocks” between U and M particles in the cloud, with screen effect, give birth to electrical forces among charged particles with very small differences between attractive and repulsive forces, and to certain gravitational forces. This cloud with the electromagnetic waves propagating thus recalls an ether, yet much different regarding its effects on the inertial mass of any particle within it. The electromagnetic wave and the photon look like if they were born from a statistical mechanics induced by the universal cloud, and their status, in this regard, may be compared to the status conferred by atomics to a temperature or a pressure. The wave transversality is explained. By the same token, one understands why the photon, a vectorial bearer of a statistical information, may thus describe a particle as well as a wave.
The Lines of Lyman and the Titus-Bode Law Preferred Orbital of a Celestial Body  [PDF]
Raoul Charreton
Journal of Quantum Information Science (JQIS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jqis.2015.53013
Abstract: We have proposed, thanks to a new model of the hydrogen atom [1], some explanation of the lines observed by Lyman in the spectrographic analysis of this atom. The model is based on a prequantum physics, itself founded on classical mechanics completed by the existence of a universal cloud of tiny particles called U. This cloud induces simultaneously and similarly electromagnetic and gravitational effects. This common origin creates a narrow link between how planets are arranged in a solar system, say the Titus-Bode law, and how the electrons are arranged in an atom, say the lines of Lyman. We describe what this link is in the following text and, more generally, what is the preferred orbit of an isolated celestial body.
Analysis of Nutritional Constituents in Twenty Citrus Cultivars from the Mediterranean Area at Different Stages of Ripening  [PDF]
Almudena Bermejo, Antonio Cano
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.35088
Abstract: Twenty Citrus cultivars grown in the Mediterranean climate were analysed at different stages of fruit maturity to determinate changes in organic acids, vitamin C and sugars. High-performance liquid chromatographic methods were used to identify and quantify of these compounds. The influences of variety, rootstocks and different stages of fruit maturity were observed. Generally, the vitamin C content was higher in varieties grafted on Troyer citrange that the corresponding cultivars grafted on Cleopatra mandarin. At commercial harvest stage, lemons, clementine mandarins and sweet oranges, showed the highest concentrations of vitamin C; citrons, limes and lemons, the higher amounts of organic acids; and mandarins and hybrids the highest amounts of sugars. Since sugars and acids played an important role in fruit flavor and their nature and concentration largely affect taste characteristic and organoleptic quality, we hope to relate genotypes and differences in final fruit quality. We have found clear differences in the content of sugars, ascorbic and organic acids for the different groups in agreement with the Citrus classification. Also climatic and cultural factors have affected to fruit quality, and anticipate or delay the collection generally results in a loss of bioactive compounds. The fruit quality was affected differently and we have observed differences in accordance with the rootstocks used but, the major differences in nutritional composition must be attributed mainly to genetic factors. The data presented are an important factor to chose varieties with a high potential as nutraceutical source.
Tracking the polio virus down the Congo River: a case study on the use of Google Earth? in public health planning and mapping
Raoul Kamadjeu
International Journal of Health Geographics , 2009, DOI: 10.1186/1476-072x-8-4
Abstract: The use of GE improved field operations and resulted in better dispatch of vaccination teams and allocation of resources. It also allowed the creation of maps of high quality for advocacy, training and to help understand the spatiotemporal relationship between all the entities involved in the polio outbreak and response.GE has the potential of making mapping available to a new set of public health users in developing countries. High quality and free satellite imagery, rich features including Keyhole Markup Language or image overlay provide a flexible but yet powerful platform that set it apart from traditional GIS tools and this power is still to be fully harnessed by public health professionals."Finishing the job of polio eradication is our best buy. We must do it. We are leaving a perpetual gift to generations of children to come" WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan [1].Mapping in public health is not new. The cholera map by John Snow marked a critical turn in the use of maps to understand geographic patterns and disease [2]. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is increasingly used by public health professionals, policy makers and other public health actors to better understand how geographic relationships affect disease transmission patterns [3-6], access to health care [7-11] and health outcome[12,13].The use of GIS in public health is growing, a consequence of a rapidly evolving technology and increased accessibility to a wider audience. The recent development of web based mapping application like Google Maps? (GE) [14] which provides free and easy access to geographic data and tools have contributed to the popularity of these new mapping approaches both within the general audience and among public health professionals.The use of satellite images in public health has increased over time and covers areas as diverse as research, disaster management, outbreak response, emergency preparedness and humanitarian crisis [3,15-19]. Unfortunately, public he
Checking out of the Epoch: Performatism in Olga Tokarczuk’s "The Hotel Capital" vs. Late Postmodernism in Ali Smith’s Hotel World (with remarks on Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Milo Urban’s Sevenchurch)
Raoul Eshelman
Anthropoetics : the Journal of Generative Anthropology , 2005,
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Performatism in the Movies (1997-2003)
Raoul Eshelman
Anthropoetics : the Journal of Generative Anthropology , 2003,
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Performatism, or the End of Postmodernism
Raoul Eshelman
Anthropoetics : the Journal of Generative Anthropology , 2001,
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Performatism in Architecture. On Framing and the Spatial Realization of Ostensivity
Raoul Eshelman
Anthropoetics : the Journal of Generative Anthropology , 2002,
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