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Establishing Normative Values for the Barnett Balance Assessment-Sit (BBA-SIT)  [PDF]
Lela Rasegan, Holly Klein, Paige Bell, Brandon Bishop, Ellen Herlache-Pretzer
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (OJTR) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2018.62005
Abstract: The purpose of this descriptive study was to collect quantitative, normative data for the Barnett Balance Assessment-Sitting (BBA-SIT), a newly-developed dynamic sitting balance assessment tool based on the Barnett Balance Assessment (BBA). The BBA-SIT was administered to a total of 180 participants (30 people in each of the following age categories: 18 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, and 70+) who did not have any current balance deficits. A review of normative data collected indicated no variation in the total assessment scores within and between groups. Future research on the BBA-SIT is needed with balance-impaired populations to determine if the BBA-SIT is sensitive enough to identify subtle differences in dynamic sitting balance in individuals with various levels of balance impairment.
The seventieth anniversary of the hormonal treatment of prostatic carcinoma
Milovanovi? Lela
Archive of Oncology , 2011, DOI: 10.2298/aoo1102028m
Abstract: Hormonal treatment of prostatic carcinoma was initiated in the first half of twentieth century. Theoretical basis of hormonal treatment was established with the work of Charles Brenton Huggins published in 1941. Initial results were encouraging, but fatal outcome occurred anyway. There are four directions of hormonal treatment of pancreatic cancer: orchiectomy, estrogens, LHRH agonists, or antiandrogens. Refinements of hormonal therapy were constant and resulted in prolonged survival time and fairly improved quality of life. These results rank hormonal therapy of pancreatic cancer as the most successful systemic treatment of metastatic disease.
A One Century Record of Changes at Nenskra and Nakra River Basins Glaciers, Causasus Mountains, Georgia  [PDF]
Levan G. Tielidze, Lela Gadrani, Roman Kumladze
Natural Science (NS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ns.2015.73017
Abstract: The article considers the variability of Nenskra and Nakra River basins glaciers’ parameters in the years of 1911-2014. Nenskra and Nakra River basins are located on the southern slope of the Great Caucasus, between the Kharikhra, Shdavleri and Tsalgmili ranges, in Georgia, in particular in the Enguri River basin. In our research we used the catalogue of the glaciers of Georgia compiled by K. Podozerskiy in 1911. We also used the military topographic maps with the scale of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 drawn up in 1960 (in former Soviet Union), where there are the glaciers mapped in detail and the ends of their ice tongues on the southern slope of Great Caucasus of those times. We also used the remote sensing method, which is the best modern way for the study of the dynamics of glaciers and this method is remarkable by a quick obtaining of results. The spectral images of the Landsat L8 OLI/TIRS (Operational Land Imager and Thermal Infrared Sensor) (USGS) received from the “Landsat” artificial satellite are the necessary materials for our study. We also used the field survey materials of 2014 (GPS data). The latest statistical information is also given about the glaciers located in the individual river basins; their morphological types, exposition and the dynamics are considered according to the individual years.
Physical Activity Among Nurses in Kanombe Military Hospital
M Lela, JM Frantz
African Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: Low back pain is said to be a major health threat which leads to disability in high and low-income countries. Nurses have been singled out amongst professional workers as one of those that are most prone to suffer from occupation-related low back pain. Physical activity has been recommended for the health and well-being of individuals, as well as in the management of low back pain. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between low back pain and physical activity levels among nurses in Kanombe Hospital, Kigali, as well as other confounding factors that lead to low back pain. This study adopted a cross-sectional and descriptive design. A total of 133 nurses participated in this study. Three self- administered questionnaires were used: socio-demographic data questionnaire, international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ) and the Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire (NMQ). More than three-quarters of the participants had low back pain (78%) and female nurses were more affected than their male counterparts (84%). Low back pain was significantly associated with gender (P=0.001) and marital status (P=0.020). Higher job-related physical activity (84%) and lower leisure-time physical activity (5%) were reported among nurses. Age (P=0.033), marital status (P=0.001) and working experience (P=0.026) of nurses were significantly associated with physical activity, but not with low back pain. There is a need for leisure-time physical activity to be promoted among nurses at Kanombe Hospital, as this would reduce the risk of back injury due to the high level of job-related physical activity.
Quality of life and results of total androgen blockade alone and with radiotherapy in the treatment of nonmetastatic prostate cancer
Milovanovi? Lela,Milovanovi? Blagoje
Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/sarh1208462m
Abstract: Introduction. Hormonal treatment of prostate cancer (CaP) in the form of total androgen blockade (TAB) with or without radiotherapy is applied in metastatic disease and in patients with nonmetastatic and localized disease as well. Objective. The aim of the study was to compare oncological results, residual and newly developed symptoms during treatment and the quality of life in patients with nonmetastatic CaP treated by using Tand in a group treated both with Tand radiotherapy (RT+TAB). Methods. Retrospective analysis of 126 patients with nonmetastatic CaP was performed. Follow-up was 36 months. Seventynine out of 126 patients were treated with Talone and 47 with Tand radiotherapy (TAB+RT). Overall survival, metabolic syndrome appearance and the frequency of nonmalignant complications during treatment were analyzed. Urinary, digestive and sexual symptoms were analyzed, as well as the overall health condition of the patients. Results. Fatal outcome and/or disease progression occurred in 29 out of 126 patients (23%). High risk patients were significantly more frequent in the TAB+RT group (p=0.04). Mortality rate was not different in both groups indicating that better results of treatment were achieved in patients treated with TAB+RT. Metabolic syndrome appeared in 51.6% of Tpatients and in 51.1 of TAB+RT patients, and was significantly more frequent at the end of the follow-up than at the beginning of the treatment (p=0.003 in Tand p=0.01 in TAB+RT group). Urinary symptoms were more frequent than digestive symptoms in both groups. The quality of life was slightly improved after the beginning of therapy to be followed by the tendency of gradual decrease. Conclusion. Both modalities of treatment were efficient. Therapy TAB+RT was more efficient in high risk patients. Metabolic syndrome was more frequent after a long-term administration of therapy than at the beginning. The quality of life was the most affected in sexually active patients.
Deutsch lernen über das Internet
Engler, Lela-Rose
Linguistik Online , 2001,
Abstract: Seit einigen Jahren wird diskutiert, welche M glichkeiten die Anwendung und Einbeziehung des "Internet" im Fremdsprachenerwerb bietet. Dabei hat sich das Interesse u. a. darauf gerichtet, welche Potentiale die neuen Medien bei der Gestaltung von fremdsprachlichen Lehr-und Lernprozessen über die Distanz bergen, also über ihren Einsatz im direkten Sprachunterricht hinaus. Erfahrungen mit Sprachkursen auf multimedialer Basis haben zu einer Diskussion über die Ver nderungen des Lehrens und Lernens in diesen neuen Umgebungen geführt. Eine gro e Rolle spielt dabei das autonome Lernen, das durch den Einsatz der neuen Medien im Fremdsprachenunterricht gef rdert wird. Noch gibt es nur wenige Untersuchungen zu fremdsprachlichen Lernprozessen in Sprachfernlernkursen. In dem Beitrag sollen neben anderen auch eigene Erfahrungen aus einem Distanzkurs dargestellt werden.
Orbital pseudotumor: A single precursor clinical manifestation of Wegener granulomatosis in a ten year old boy  [PDF]
Paraskevi Maggina, Varvara Askiti, Mersini Maurikou, Maria Mila, Dionisios Papadatos, Lela Stamogianou, Constantinos J. Stefanidis
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2012.21009
Abstract: Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is a type of vasculitis characterized by the presence of anti-neutrophil cy-toplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and inflammation of small and medium sized vessels with granulomas formation. Most commonly affected organs include upper and lower respiratory tract, kidneys, eyes, nervous system and skin. Kidneys’ involvement has a central position in the classification, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with WG, and is characterized by the presence of necrotic glomerulonephritis and clinical manifestations that vary from microscopic hematuria to acute renal insufficiency. We describe a case report of a ten year old boy presenting with microscopic hematuria of glomerular origin and a medical history of orbital pseudotumor two years before his hospitalization due to renal symptoms. Renal biopsy revealed lesions of pauci-immune glome-rulonephritis and findings of granulomatous inflam-mation and necrotizing vasculitis. Serum was positive for p-ANCA antibodies (perinuclear staining pattern ANCA antibodies). These findings led to the diagnosis of WG of generalized form (according to EULAR/ PRINTO/PRES criteria). The patient has been treated with aggressive immunotherapy with the use of ster-oids, cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil. Disease remission has been established and retained one year after initial diagnosis. Orbital pseudotumor, which is a diagnosis of exclusion, has been the initial disease’s clinical manifestation, even though at that time neither the ocular biopsy nor the immunologic workup had been indicative in terms of WG. Although WG is very rare in children, this disease should always been included in the differential diagnosis in patients with similar clinical manifestations and clinicians should emphasize on the recognition of granulomatous vasculitis in biopsies as well as on repeated tests for ANCA antibodies’ detection in serum. High morbidity and mortality rates [1] of this clinical entity necessitates the early recognition of atypical disease’s forms and the close follow up in cases of uncertain initial diagnosis.
Caregiver knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding childhood diarrhea and dehydration in Kingston, Jamaica
Bachrach,Lela Rose; Gardner,Julie Meeks;
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública , 2002, DOI: 10.1590/S1020-49892002000700006
Abstract: objective. to study the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of caregivers in kingston, jamaica, regarding childhood diarrhea and dehydration in order to determine if limited caregiver knowledge about the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and dehydration puts children at increased risk of presenting at the hospital for these concerns. methods. the study was an observational case-control study conducted between february 1997 and may 1997 at bustamante hospital for children in kingston. convenience sampling was used and data were collected by face-to-face interviews with two groups of caregivers of children under 5 years of age. one group (n = 117) presented with children with acute gastroenteritis, and the other group (n = 98) presented with acute concerns unrelated to gastroenteritis. while 197 of the 215 caregivers interviewed were the mother of a child, there were also 9 guardians, 5 fathers, and 4 grandmothers in the sample. results. the mean caregiver age, level of education, and socioeconomic status were similar for the two groups. the caregivers in the gastroenteritis group were more likely to present with younger children and to have less convenient access to running water or a refrigerator. children of caregivers who had never heard of oral rehydration therapy were at increased risk of presenting with gastroenteritis and dehydration (odds ratio [or], 4.6; 95% confidence interval [ci], 1.8-11.7), as were children of caregivers with low knowledge scores about the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and dehydration (or, 3.7; 95% ci, 1.6-8.8). another independent risk factor was a caregiver's poor sense of self-reliance in managing a child's diarrhea (or, 2.3; 95% ci, 1.1-4.9). conclusions. these findings highlight a need to enhance educational efforts that will empower caregivers to protect their children from diarrhea-associated morbidity and mortality.
Modeling of machined surface roughness and optimization of cutting parameters in face milling
D. Baji?,B. Lela,D. ?ivkovi?
Metalurgija , 2008,
Abstract: The influence of cutting parameters on surface roughness in face milling has been examined. Cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut have been taken into consideration as the influential factors. A series of experiments have been carried out in accordance with a design of experiment (DOE). In order to obtain mathematical models that are able to predict surface roughness two different modeling approaches, namely regression analysis and neural networks, have been applied to experimentally determined data. Obtained results have been compared and neural network model gives better explanation of the observed physical system. Optimal cutting parameters have been found using simplex optimization algorithm.
Caregiver knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding childhood diarrhea and dehydration in Kingston, Jamaica
Bachrach Lela Rose,Gardner Julie Meeks
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública , 2002,
Abstract: Objective. To study the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of caregivers in Kingston, Jamaica, regarding childhood diarrhea and dehydration in order to determine if limited caregiver knowledge about the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and dehydration puts children at increased risk of presenting at the hospital for these concerns. Methods. The study was an observational case-control study conducted between February 1997 and May 1997 at Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. Convenience sampling was used and data were collected by face-to-face interviews with two groups of caregivers of children under 5 years of age. One group (n = 117) presented with children with acute gastroenteritis, and the other group (n = 98) presented with acute concerns unrelated to gastroenteritis. While 197 of the 215 caregivers interviewed were the mother of a child, there were also 9 guardians, 5 fathers, and 4 grandmothers in the sample. Results. The mean caregiver age, level of education, and socioeconomic status were similar for the two groups. The caregivers in the gastroenteritis group were more likely to present with younger children and to have less convenient access to running water or a refrigerator. Children of caregivers who had never heard of oral rehydration therapy were at increased risk of presenting with gastroenteritis and dehydration (odds ratio [OR], 4.6; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.8-11.7), as were children of caregivers with low knowledge scores about the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and dehydration (OR, 3.7; 95% CI, 1.6-8.8). Another independent risk factor was a caregiver's poor sense of self-reliance in managing a child's diarrhea (OR, 2.3; 95% CI, 1.1-4.9). Conclusions. These findings highlight a need to enhance educational efforts that will empower caregivers to protect their children from diarrhea-associated morbidity and mortality.
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