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Mar 31, 2023Open    Access

Characteristics of Adult Intensive Care Unit Patients at a University Hospital

Naima Siddika, Mohammad Nurul Anowar, Mohammad Shariful Islam, Dipali Rani Mallick
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an advanced service available in hospitals for potentially recoverable patients who have acute life-threatening single or multiple organ system failure due to disease or injury. The aim of this study is to explore the characteristics of adult ICU patients at a university Hospital in Bangladesh. A descriptive study design was carried out to conduct this study. Data were collected from 112 conveniently selected ICU patients, by observing their medical documents and int...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109891


Aug 11, 2021Open    Access

Microbiological Control of Internal Surfaces of Appliances in the Butcher’s Cold Chain in Lubumbashi

Chadrack Kabeya Diyoka, Isabelle Kasongo Omba, Ghyslain Ngongo Lambo, Eric Kasamba Ilunga, Prosper Emmanuel Malangu Mposhy, Criss Koba Mjumbe
Introduction: Food contamination with microorganisms can occur at any stage of the process, from food production to consumption, and can be the result of environmental contamination. This study was carried out in order to identify the microorganisms forming the flora and to determine the level of microbial contamination of the internal surfaces of devices in the cold chain of butcher shops. Method: This is a comparative cross-sectional descriptive study of 30 internal surfaces of ten devices in ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107731


Jun 24, 2021Open    Access

Study of the Association between the Consumption of Dietary Supplements and Lifestyle Factors in a Population of Moroccan Academics during the COVID 19 Health Crisis

Houriya Mestaghanmi, Ali Labriji, Fatima Zahra Kehailou, Abderazzak Sabri, Chaimaa Ait Barka, Hind Bouzoubaa, Imane M’Touguy, Mohammed Jabari, Souad El Amrani
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) consumption by students, their perception of it during Covid 19 confinement, as well as the factors associated with it. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out online with a questionnaire, with a population of 350 students from Casablanca (Morocco), from March to May, 2020. The consumption pattern of DS, socio-demographic characteristics and lifestyle were collected. The association between the diff...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107585


Jul 27, 2020Open    Access

Nutrition Intervention, Oral Supplementation and Healing of Leg Ulcer in Adult with Sickle Cell Disease: A Rare Case Report

Débora Frauches, Julia da Silva Goncalves dos Santos, Renata Lanziani, águeda Glória Sabino de Matos, André Baima, Ana Maria Mach Queiroz, Eleonora D’ávila Thomé, Karen Cordovil
Leg ulcers (LU) are one of the most frequent complications in individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD). Old reports and unofficial documents found at the Nutrition Outpatient Clinic in a reference center for hematological diseases (NOC/RCHD) describe the use of oral supplement (OS) hypercaloric, hyper protein and arginine-rich (OS/HHA) for the healing of leg ulcers. The aim is to describe a rare case of a patient with sickle cell disease and leg ulcer submitted a dietetics orientations and int...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106478


Feb 04, 2020Open    Access

The Impact of Flour from White Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) on Rheological, Qualitative and Nutritional Properties of the Bread

Ibrahim Hoxha, Gafur Xhabiri, Ramadan Deliu
The white bean represents the most important nutrition legume in many coun-tries in the world, including Kosovo. It has high protein, dietary fibers and mineral content and it is mainly used in the form of cooked food. This paper has the objective to review the parameters of rheological properties, qualitative properties and nutrition values of the bread produced by adding various per-centages of the flour obtained from white bean. The results from rheological
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106059


Dec 03, 2019Open    Access

Microencapsulation Stability of Stevia Leaf Extracts of Stevia rebaudiana Bert Using Inulin-Chitosan

Mutmainah Mutmainah, Yohanes Martono, Yuvianti Dwi Franyoto, Lia Kusmita
Extract of Stevia leaf of rebaudiana Bert has a content that is easily oxidized by the presence of light and heating so it is not stable during storage. A microencapsulation process is carried out which aims to protect the contents in the extract. This study aims to determine the effect of storage temperature on the physical stability of the microencapsulation of Stevia leaf of rebaudiana Bert with a combination of encap
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105925


May 10, 2019Open    Access

Nutrition, Fruits and Vegetable Intake and Lipid Profile of Obese and Non-Obese Schoolchildren in Bandar Lampung Indonesia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Samsu Udayana Nurdin, Mubarak Ismail, Yaktiworo Indriani, Reni Zuraida
Objectives: There is currently no data on the prevalence of obesity and li-pid profile as well as nutrition and food intake of elementary schoolchildren in Bandar Lampung city. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate obesity prevalence and dyslipidemia in children. Design, setting, and participants: Cross-sectional study on grade 4 school children in Bandar Lampung Indonesia (n = 392). Outcome meas
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105371


Nov 01, 2018Open    Access

Impact of Eating Habits and Lifestyle on the Oral Health Status of a Casablanca’s Academic Population

Houriya Mestaghanmi, Ali Labriji, Imane M’Touguy, Fatima Zahra Kehailou, Said Idhammou, Nabil Kobb, Fatema Zahra Mahfoud, Ahmadaye Ibrahim Khalil, Souad El Amrani
Introduction: Bad eating habits can have serious impact on oral health. Objec-tives: To study the impact of eating habits and dental hygiene practices on the dental status of students. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 400 students aged 17 and more, from the Ben M’Sik Sciences Faculty. A questionnaire on the so-cio-economic level of the parents, the eating habits, the means of hygiene and the oral health status has been filled in
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104967


Jul 13, 2018Open    Access

The Association between Visceral Fat, Dietary Patterns, and Comorbidities

Louay Labban, Zeina Malek
Visceral fat is technically the excess accumulation of intra-abdominal adipose tissue. This type of fat is stored further underneath the skin than subcutaneous fat and it’s actually wrapped around major organs, including liver, pancreas and kidneys. Studies have shown that visceral fat plays a distinctive and potentially dangerous role affecting hormones function and it is also associated with
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104654


Apr 26, 2018Open    Access

The Level of Awareness of Fast Food Operators on Food Safety and Hygiene Practices

Millicent Amoah, Regina E. Adonu, Eric Paintsil
The growing fast food sector in the Ghanaian economy offers easy access to inexpensive food as well as new job opportunities for urban residents. While this development is positive in many ways, it also presents new public health challenges for the urban population. Maintaining safe food at the street level is a major concern to food control officers since outbreaks of most diarrheal diseases have been linked to stree
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104392


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