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Annual Maximum Loads Estimation Modeling for Kingdom of Bahrain  [PDF]
Isa S. Qamber
Engineering (ENG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.51B019
Abstract: The present paper proposes the impact of the air temperature on electricity demand as expected. The annual maximum load is recorded versus the years starting by the year 2009. At present, the graph fitting was applied with some mathematical and computational tools considering the lower values, the higher values and the average values of the annual maximum loads of Kingdom of Bahrain. For the three scenarios, the models are obtained by curve fitting technique. As well, the model of actual loads is obtained finally which has mostly the closest values obtained.
Peak Load Modeling for Kingdom of Bahrain  [PDF]
Isa S. Qamber
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2012.512B010
Abstract: Deriving some models to estimate the electrical demand for future for the Kingdom of Bahrain is carried out in the present study. The ambient temperature is taken into the account as well as the time factor (Year). The model was developed in away describing the electric power demand during a summer period. The estimated values of the maximum electrical load is obtained and evaluated on actual peak load data of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among male Kuwaiti adolescents aged 10 - 19 years  [PDF]
Abdulwahab Al-Isa
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.55124
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Background: The prevalence of overweight and obesity are high in Kuwait. Metabolic Syndrome is associated with both. It is expected to find the syndrome higher than in other countries. Objective: To assess the prevalence of MS using two different diagnostic criteria, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the National Cholesterol Education Program—Third Adult Treatment Panel Modified for age (NCEP-ATP III). Study design: A multi-stage random sample study. Methods: The analysis of data for this study was based on a sample of 303 male Kuwaiti adolescents, 10 - 19 years of age selected from intermediate and high schools. Anthropometric measurements and biochemical tests on blood samples were carried out. The IDF criterion requires waist circumference (WC) plus two of the following criteria: triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL), fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure (PB). The ATP III criterion requires three of the above parameters. The parameters mentioned must show increase in their values except for HDL which must show decrease in either criterion used. Results: Each of the two criterion revealed that the prevalence of MS was 14.8% and 19.5%, using the IDF and the ATP III criteria, respectively. HDL decreased in each of the two diagnostic criteria and the other four parameters increased, satisfying the diagnostic requirements of either criterion. Conclusions: Significant implications may be drawn from these results, especially when it comes to being at risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Investigations On The Carrier Rate Of Pasteurella Multocida In Black Rats (Rattus Rattus) In A Commercial Quail Farm
ES Mwankon, MO Odugbo, LD Jwander, V Olabode, SO Ekundayo, U Musa, T Spencer, SI Isa, A Kaikabo, S Boss
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology , 2009,
Abstract: The aim was to investigate the level of Pasteurella Multocida infection from two anatomic sites of black rats (Rattus Rattus), popularly referred to as house or roof rats in a commercial quail farmhouse with recurrent fowl cholera outbreaks and also to evaluate the association between the Pasteurella Multocida found in rats co-habiting quail poultry houses and isolates from outbreaks of fowl cholera. Thus 100 pharyngeal and 100 rectum swabs samples taken from rats co-habiting farmhouse were obtained and evaluated bacteriologically for isolation of P. multocida; 54% of pharyngeal swabs and 62% of rectum swabs were positive for P. multocida. Extended phenotypic characterization of the isolates confirmed the presence of subspecies P. multocida multocida. Subspecies Pasteurella Multocida septica and gallicida were not encountered. Ramdom serotyping of 5 isolates each from the two sites confirmed serotypes A:4. Fowl cholera outbreaks were confirmed on the quail houses and carrier rats had the same Pasteurella Multocida subspecies and serotype as the infected quail. The public health significance of the finding is also discussed. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 10 (1) 2009: pp. 2-9
Comparing Socio-Demographic, Health-Related, and Biochemical Factors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) between Adolescents from Two Arab Countries  [PDF]
Abdulwahab Naser Al-Isa
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.68098
Abstract: Background: Studies related to socio-demographic, health-related, and biochemical factors are scarce among Arab adults and even more so among adolescents. Objectives: To compare the above factors between adolescents from two Arab countries. Methods: Two previous studies were done on some of the above factors. The similar factors in the two studies were compared with each other. The two Arab countries that came close to addressing these factors were Kuwait (K) and Egypt (E). Results: Anthropometric measurements were higher among K than E with the exception of Homa-IR, CRP, and homocysteine. All biochemical factors were higher among K than E. The IQ range for gender, age, WC, and area of residence were higher among E than K. The comparison between K and E with respect to the presence of one MetS or more was inconsistent. As the number of MetS increased, K showed higher values of the prevalence MetS than E for either gender or total sample. Conclusions: For individual comparable factors, results were inconsistent. However, with the presence of >1 MetS parameter, K showed consistently higher prevalence of MetS.
Modeling the Transmission Dynamics of the Monkeypox Virus Infection with Treatment and Vaccination Interventions  [PDF]
Sulaiman Usman, Ibrahim Isa Adamu
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (JAMP) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2017.512191
Abstract: Presently, an ongoing outbreak of the monkeypox virus infection that began in Bayelsa State of Nigeria has now spread to other parts of the country including mostly States in the South-South with the Nigerian Ministry of Health confirming 4 samples out of the 43 sent for testing at WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. This reminds us that apart from the eradicated smallpox, there are other poxviruses that pose potential threat to people in West and Central Africa. In this paper, we developed a mathematical model for the dynamics of the transmission of monkeypox virus infection with control strategies of combined vaccine and treatment interventions. Using standard approaches, we established two equilibria for the model namely: disease-free and endemic. The disease-free equilibrium was proved to be both locally and globally asymptotically stable if R0 < 1 using the next-generation matrix and the comparison theorem. While the endemic equilibrium point existed only when R0 > 1, was proved to be locally asymptotically stable if R0 > 1 using the linearization plus row-reduction method. The basic reproduction numbers for the humans and the non-human primates of the model are computed using parameter values to be R0,h = 9.1304 x 10-6 and R0,n = 3.375 x 10-3 respectively. Numerical simulations carried out on the model revealed that the infectious individuals in the human and non-human primates’ populations will die out in the course of the proposed interventions in this paper during the time of the study. Sensitivity analysis carried out on the model parameters shows that the basic reproduction numbers of the model which served as a threshold for measuring new infections in the host populations decrease with increase in the control parameters of vaccination and treatment.
Economia e trabalho no sul de Minas no século XIX
Pascoal, Isaías;
Economia e Sociedade , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-06182007000200006
Abstract: the knowledge of how the economic production and organization of the work in minas gerais were structuralized in the century xix has been enlarging in the last decades, compelling to a review of traditional theses. however, this article recognizes the inestimable value of the economic studies, in general and local level, it emphasizes the importance of taking in account factors that are beyond the economic perspective, to compose a richer and more complex picture that allows the understandment of the greater number of variables as possible that are responsible for the way the economy and labour, effectively, were organized in an arrange that allowed their reproduction beyond the xix century.
Fundamentos econ?micos da participa??o política do sul de Minas na constru??o do Estado brasileiro nos anos 1822-1840
Pascoal, Isaías;
Economia e Sociedade , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-06182008000200006
Abstract: this article intends to analyze the economic foundations of the south-economic elite politics participation when the brazilian national state was being constituted, between the decades of 20 and 40 of the xix century. it presumes that the several levels of social life do not identify themselves, although they have a mutual influence on each other. the politic process that it took part of had been based on an economic system marked by the production of the goods that were directed for the unity productions supplying and the various commercial places, overall, in rio de janeiro. in fighting for the social and political order, its desire was also to guarantee the conditions for the reproduction of the socio-economic situation, the source of its power and status.
José Bento Leite Ferreira de Melo, padre e político o Liberalismo moderado no extremo sul de Minas Gerais
Pascoal, Isaías;
Varia Historia , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-87752007000100012
Abstract: this article intent to show the politic trajectory of pe. josé bento leite ferreira de mello. after acting in various legislatures as deputy, he was chosen senator in 1834 by the regency. josé bento was, for over 20 years, one of the most important politic representative of the south of minas. his action was wide. priest, counselor, journalist, creator of liberal party in different villages of the south of minas, creator of the protector society of independency and national freedom, deputy and, finally, senator. he became the most expressive politic articulator of the south-miner elite in the corte, at the same time that he was engaging it in the challenges of the fight for the constitution of the brazilian national state in the version desired by the moderated liberals.
Rosiglitazone and Cardiovascular Risk – A Review
S Isa
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: The thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a class of oral drugs used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and act as ligands for the transcription factor Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma (PPARγ). Rosiglitazone, an example of TZD, is an anti-diabetic agent acting as a potent insulin sensitizer and is used clinically to enhance insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in tissues. However, in spite of the beneficial effects of TZDs in management of type 2 diabetes, the safety of rosiglitazone has recently been called into question. The debate about the risks associated with rosiglitazone therapy heightened in 2007, when it was reported that rosiglitazone was associated with an increase risk of myocardial infarction and death from cardiovascular causes. The cardiovascular risk associated with rosiglitazone use remains to be further elucidated, but there are several reasonable hypotheses.
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