WorldWideScience

Sample records for xut bia ghi

  1. HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS PROFILE FOR BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE

    Science.gov (United States)

    The Health and Environmental Effects Profile for benzo(ghi)perylene was prepared to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and to provide health-related limits for emergen...

  2. Characterisation of a functional intronic polymorphism in the human growth hormone (GHI) gene

    OpenAIRE

    Millar David S; Horan Martin; Chuzhanova Nadia A; Cooper David N

    2010-01-01

    Abstract The +1169A allele of the A/T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; rs2665802), located within intron 4 of the human growth hormone I (GHI) gene, has been associated with reduced levels of circulating GH and insulin-like growth factor I, a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and a predisposition to osteoporosis. Whether this intronic SNP is itself the functional polymorphism responsible for exerting a direct effect on GHI gene expression, however, or whether it is instead in linkage dise...

  3. Genotoxicity-related chemistry of human metabolites of benzo[ghi]perylene (B[ghi]P) investigated using electro-optical arrays and DNA/microsome biocolloid reactors with LC-MS/MS.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pan, Shenmin; Li, Dandan; Zhao, Linlin; Schenkman, John B; Rusling, James F

    2013-08-19

    There is limited and sometimes contradictory information about the genotoxicity of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon benzo[ghi]perylene (B[ghi]P). Using recently developed metabolic toxicity screening arrays and a biocolloid reactor-LC-MS/MS approach, both featuring films of DNA and human metabolic enzymes, we demonstrated the relatively low reactivity of metabolically activated B[ghi]P toward DNA. Electro-optical toxicity screening arrays showed that B[ghi]P metabolites damage DNA at a 3-fold lower rate than benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), whose metabolites have a strong and well-understood propensity for DNA damage. Metabolic studies using magnetic bead biocolloid reactors coated with microsomal enzymes in 96-well plates showed that cyt P450s 1A1 and 1B1 provide high activity for B[ghi]P and B[a]P conversion. Consistent with published results, the major metabolism of B[ghi]P involved oxidations at 3,4 and 11,12 positions, leading to the formation of B[ghi]P 3,4-oxide and B[ghi]P 3,4,11,12-bisoxide. B[ghi]P 3,4-oxide was synthesized and reacted with deoxyadenosine at N6 and N7 positions and with deoxyguanosine at the N2 position. B[ghi]P 3,4-oxide is hydrolytically unstable and transforms into the 3,4-diol or converts to 3- or 4-hydroxy B[ghi]P. LC-MS/MS of reaction products from the magnetic biocolloid reactor particles coated with DNA and human enzymes revealed for the first time that a major DNA adduct results from the reaction between B[ghi]P 3,4,11,12-bisoxide and deoxyguanosine. Results also demonstrated 5-fold lower formation rates of the major DNA adduct for B[ghi]P metabolites compared to B[a]P. Overall, results from both the electro-optical array and biocolloid reactor-LC-MS/MS consistently suggest a lower human genotoxicity profile of B[ghi]P than B[a]P. PMID:23879290

  4. Characterisation of a functional intronic polymorphism in the human growth hormone (GHI gene

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Millar David S

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The +1169A allele of the A/T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; rs2665802, located within intron 4 of the human growth hormone I (GHI gene, has been associated with reduced levels of circulating GH and insulin-like growth factor I, a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and a predisposition to osteoporosis. Whether this intronic SNP is itself the functional polymorphism responsible for exerting a direct effect on GHI gene expression, however, or whether it is instead in linkage disequilibrium with the functional SNP, has been an open question. The evolutionary conservation of the +1169T allele (and the surrounding intronic sequence in the bovine genome, as well as in primate genomes, is, however, suggestive of its functionality. Although a potential alternative splice site spans the location of the +1169 SNP, polymerase chain reaction-based assays failed to yield any evidence for alternative splicing associated with either allele. To determine whether the +1169 SNP, in different allelic combinations with SNPs at -278 (G/T, -57 (T/G and +2103 (C/T, exerts a direct effect on gene expression and/or GH secretion, we performed a series of transfections of various GHI haplotype-expressing constructs into rat GC (somatotroph cells. The results obtained provided evidence to support the contention that the +1169A allele contributes directly to the observed reduction in both GHI gene expression and GH secretion. Part of the apparent influence of the +1169A-bearing allele on GHI gene expression and GH secretion may still, however, be attributable to alleles of additional SNPs in cis to +1169A and located within either the promoter or the 3'-flanking region.

  5. Rheology and BIA

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Is it possible to link erythrosedimentation to a global monofrequency of 50KHz bio impedance analysis parameters? Two populations, Control (N=20, average age of 38 ± 18 years, 55% female predominance) versus neopathology undergoing chemotherapy treatment (N=10, average age of 51 ± 10 years, 70% female predominance) were exposed to two simple tests: Blood composition and erythrosedimentation and global Bio Impedance mono frequency (50 KHz) assessment analysis. The Results of simple statistical tests (average, anova) show that the two populations were significantly different (1%), using both biological bood tests or BIA. Only the neopathological group showed a significant correlation between the erythrosedimentation the bio impedance parameters such as Phase angle or Xc (ratio − 0.93 and − 0.93)

  6. 25 CFR 1000.94 - What are BIA residual funds?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What are BIA residual funds? 1000.94 Section 1000.94... are BIA residual funds? BIA residual funds are the funds necessary to carry out BIA residual functions. BIA residual functions are those functions that only BIA employees could perform if all Tribes were...

  7. L` avverbio e pronome ghi in dialetti corsi e peri-corsi

    OpenAIRE

    Fiorenzo Toso

    2005-01-01

    Il saggio sottolinea il particolare rilievo che assume la presenza del- 1'avverbio e pronome ghi in area corsa, e specificamente nei dialetti di Ajaccio, Calvi, La Maddalena e Capraia, quale esempio rappresentativo di una commistione lin guistica corso-ligure che si verific durante la fase secolare dell'amministrazione genovese della Corsica (1294-1768). La riflessione su questo caso specifico si allarga in una considerazione pi ampia dell'apporto ligure nei dialetti corsi, spesso mini mi...

  8. L` avverbio e pronome ghi in dialetti corsi e peri-corsi

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fiorenzo Toso

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio sottolinea il particolare rilievo che assume la presenza del- 1'avverbio e pronome ghi in area corsa, e specificamente nei dialetti di Ajaccio, Calvi, La Maddalena e Capraia, quale esempio rappresentativo di una commistione lin guistica corso-ligure che si verific durante la fase secolare dell'amministrazione genovese della Corsica (1294-1768. La riflessione su questo caso specifico si allarga in una considerazione pi ampia dell'apporto ligure nei dialetti corsi, spesso mini mizzato per motivi di ordine culturale e ideologico ma in realt assai piu consistente di quanto si ritenga. Esso non si ridusse in particolare a un apporto lessicale (che per di pi molti considerano, a torto, alquanto limitato ma interfer nella struttura fonetica e (come mostra il caso specifico grammaticale di alcune variet maggior mente esposte, quelle formatesi o ristrutturatesi nell'ambito di processi di conver genza tra le variet liguri dei centri urbani della Corsica e i dialetti corsi che anda vano progressivamente sovrapponendovisi.

  9. 5 CFR 870.203 - Post-election BIA.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Post-election BIA. 870.203 Section 870...-election BIA. (a) The BIA of an individual who elects a Living Benefit under subpart K of this part is the amount of insurance left after the effective date of the Living Benefit election. This amount is...

  10. 25 CFR 1000.95 - How is BIA's residual determined?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How is BIA's residual determined? 1000.95 Section 1000.95... BIA's residual determined? (a) Generally, residual information will be determined through a process that is consistent with the overall process used by the BIA. Residual information will consist...

  11. Resistivity and phase in localized BIA

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shiffman, C. A.; Aaron, R.; Amoss, V.; Therrien, J.; Coomler, K.

    1999-10-01

    We describe a system for highly reproducible non-invasive rf impedance measurements as a function of position along body segments such as the thigh. Results are reported for mainly healthy male and female subjects ranging in age from 19 to 65 and in body-mass index from 15 to 40. A principal conclusion is that the phase of the impedance falls monotonically with increasing distance from the knee, with average values substantially above what is found using standard, whole-body bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). To compensate for thigh shape, the data are further analysed using an anatomical model based on reasonable approximations for the distributions of muscle, fat and bone, yielding values of the effective resistivity for current flow parallel to the muscle fibres. The phase and resistivity results are discussed with reference to the whole-body BIA study of maintenance haemodialysis patients by Chertow et al, and in regard to possible physiological correlations observed in this work.

  12. 25 CFR 171.515 - Who will BIA bill?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Who will BIA bill? 171.515 Section 171.515 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER IRRIGATION OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Financial Matters: Assessments, Billing, and Collections § 171.515 Who will BIA bill? (a) We will bill...

  13. 5 CFR 870.202 - Basic insurance amount (BIA).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Basic insurance amount (BIA). 870.202 Section 870.202 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE PROGRAM Types and Amount of Insurance § 870.202 Basic insurance amount (BIA). (a)(1)...

  14. Use of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes for Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Caicedo-Eraso, J. C.; Gonzlez-Correa, C. H.; Gonzlez-Correa, C. A.

    2012-12-01

    BIA is a safe, noninvasive, portable and relatively inexpensive method of estimating body composition that is practical and suitable for individual use and large-scale studies. However, the cost of the electrodes recommended by some BIA manufacturers is too high for developing countries; where very often the long and complicated process of importation reduces the time they can be used. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of two types of ECG electrodes (2290 and 2228 by 3M) in BIA measurements to decrease the costs of the test. The results showed that the 2228 ECG electrodes can be used in BIA measurements for adult's body composition assessment. These electrodes are available in the domestic market and their costs are 92% lower than the electrodes recommended by manufacturer. The results show a new cost-benefit relation for BIA method and make this a more accessible tool for individual tests, large-scale researches and studies in the community.

  15. Use of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes for Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    BIA is a safe, noninvasive, portable and relatively inexpensive method of estimating body composition that is practical and suitable for individual use and large-scale studies. However, the cost of the electrodes recommended by some BIA manufacturers is too high for developing countries; where very often the long and complicated process of importation reduces the time they can be used. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of two types of ECG electrodes (2290 and 2228 by 3M®) in BIA measurements to decrease the costs of the test. The results showed that the 2228 ECG electrodes can be used in BIA measurements for adult's body composition assessment. These electrodes are available in the domestic market and their costs are 92% lower than the electrodes recommended by manufacturer. The results show a new cost-benefit relation for BIA method and make this a more accessible tool for individual tests, large-scale researches and studies in the community.

  16. Characterization by electron paramagnetic resonance of the role of the Escherichia coli nitrate reductase (NarGHI) iron-sulfur clusters in electron transfer to nitrate and identification of a semiquinone radical intermediate.

    OpenAIRE

    Magalon, A; Rothery, R A; Giordano, G.; Blasco, F.; Weiner, J H

    1997-01-01

    We have used Escherichia coli cytoplasmic membrane preparations enriched in wild-type and mutant (NarH-C16A and NarH-C263A) nitrate reductase (NarGHI) to study the role of the [Fe-S] clusters of this enzyme in electron transfer from quinol to nitrate. The spectrum of dithionite-reduced membrane bound NarGHI has major features comprising peaks at g = 2.04 and g = 1.98, a peak-trough at g = 1.95, and a trough at g = 1.87. The oxidized spectrum of NarGHI in membranes comprises an axial [3Fe-4S] ...

  17. Highly Soluble Benzo[ghi]perylenetriimide Derivatives: Stable and Air-Insensitive Electron Acceptors for Artificial Photosynthesis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Hung-Cheng; Hsu, Chao-Ping; Reek, Joost N H; Williams, Ren M; Brouwer, Albert M

    2015-11-01

    A series of new benzo[ghi]perylenetriimide (BPTI) derivatives has been synthesized and characterized. These remarkably soluble BPTI derivatives show strong optical absorption in the range of ?=300-500?nm and have a high triplet-state energy of 1.67?eV. A cyanophenyl substituent renders BPTI such a strong electron acceptor (Ered =-0.11?V vs. the normal hydrogen electrode) that electron-trapping reactions with O2 and H2 O do not occur. The BPTI radical anion on a fluorine-doped tin oxide|TiO2 electrode is persistent up to tens of seconds (t1/2 =39?s) in air-saturated buffer solution. As a result of favorable packing, theoretical electron mobilities (10(-2) ?10(-1) ?cm(2) ?V(-1) ?s(-1) ) are high and similar to the experimental values observed for perylene diimide and C60 derivatives. Our studies show the potential of the cyanophenyl-modified BPTI compounds as electron acceptors in devices for artificial photosynthesis in water splitting that are also very promising nonfullerene electron-transport materials for organic solar cells. PMID:26395847

  18. Photoinduced Processes of Supramolecular Nanoarrays Composed of Porphyrin and Benzo[ghi]perylenetriimide Units through Triple Hydrogen Bonds with One-Dimensional Columnar Phases.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sakai, Hayato; Ohkubo, Kei; Fukuzumi, Shunichi; Hasobe, Taku

    2016-02-01

    One-dimensional supramolecular columnar phases composed of porphyrins (electron donor: D) and benzo[ghi]perylenetriimides (electron acceptor: A) through triple hydrogen bonds have been successfully constructed to perform sequential light-harvesting and electron-transfer processes. A series of benzo[ghi]peryleneimide derivatives have been synthesized to examine the substituent effects such as imide and nitrile groups on the spectroscopic and electrochemical properties. Then, formation of the 1:1 supramolecular complex between zinc porphyrin and benzo[ghi]perylenetriimide derivatives through triple hydrogen bonds was confirmed by Job's plot of (1) H?NMR titration. Next, the one-dimensional supramolecular nanoarrays were successfully prepared in a mixed solvent. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement suggested that these nanoarrays contained one-dimensional columnar phases composed of stacked donor and acceptor layers. Finally, femtosecond transient absorption and electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements clearly indicated that photoinduced electron transfer occurred via the singlet excited states in the supramolecular columns. PMID:26766519

  19. 25 CFR 170.302 - Can BIA regional offices borrow IRR Program funds from each other?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Can BIA regional offices borrow IRR Program funds from... § 170.302 Can BIA regional offices borrow IRR Program funds from each other? Yes. A BIA Regional office, in consultation with tribes, may enter into agreements to borrow IRR Program funds to assist...

  20. 25 CFR 103.14 - Can BIA request additional information?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Can BIA request additional information? 103.14 Section 103.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES LOAN GUARANTY, INSURANCE, AND INTEREST SUBSIDY How a Lender Obtains a Loan Guaranty or Insurance Coverage § 103.14 Can...

  1. Preliminary bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equation for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia

    Science.gov (United States)

    Caicedo-Eraso, J. C.; Gonzlez-Correa, C. H.; Gonzlez-Correa, C. A.

    2013-04-01

    A previous study showed that reported BIA equations for body composition are not suitable for Colombian population. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a preliminary BIA equation for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia, using hydrodensitometry as reference method. A sample of 30 young females was evaluated. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined to minimize the variability of BIA. Height, weight, BIA, residual lung volume (RV) and underwater weight (UWW) were measured. A preliminary BIA equation was developed (r2 = 0.72, SEE = 2.48 kg) by stepwise multiple regression with fat-free mass (FFM) as dependent variable and weight, height and impedance measurements as independent variables. The quality of regression was evaluated and a cross-validation against 50% of sample confirmed that results obtained with the preliminary BIA equation is interchangeable with results obtained with hydrodensitometry (r2 = 0.84, SEE = 2.62 kg). The preliminary BIA equation can be used for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia until a definitive equation is developed. The next step will be increasing the sample, including a second reference method, as deuterium oxide dilution (D2O), and using multi-frequency BIA (MF-BIA). It would also be desirable to develop equations for males and other ethnic groups in Colombia.

  2. Preliminary bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equation for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A previous study showed that reported BIA equations for body composition are not suitable for Colombian population. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a preliminary BIA equation for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia, using hydrodensitometry as reference method. A sample of 30 young females was evaluated. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined to minimize the variability of BIA. Height, weight, BIA, residual lung volume (RV) and underwater weight (UWW) were measured. A preliminary BIA equation was developed (r2 = 0.72, SEE = 2.48 kg) by stepwise multiple regression with fat-free mass (FFM) as dependent variable and weight, height and impedance measurements as independent variables. The quality of regression was evaluated and a cross-validation against 50% of sample confirmed that results obtained with the preliminary BIA equation is interchangeable with results obtained with hydrodensitometry (r2 = 0.84, SEE = 2.62 kg). The preliminary BIA equation can be used for body composition assessment in young females from Colombia until a definitive equation is developed. The next step will be increasing the sample, including a second reference method, as deuterium oxide dilution (D2O), and using multi-frequency BIA (MF-BIA). It would also be desirable to develop equations for males and other ethnic groups in Colombia.

  3. 25 CFR 161.713 - How will BIA determine the amount of damages to Navajo Partitioned Lands?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How will BIA determine the amount of damages to Navajo... AND WATER NAVAJO PARTITIONED LANDS GRAZING PERMITS Trespass Penalties, Damages, and Costs 161.713 How will BIA determine the amount of damages to Navajo Partitioned Lands? (a) BIA will determine...

  4. 25 CFR 171.530 - What information must I provide BIA for billing purposes?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What information must I provide BIA for billing purposes... IRRIGATION OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Financial Matters: Assessments, Billing, and Collections § 171.530 What information must I provide BIA for billing purposes? We must obtain certain information from you to ensure...

  5. 25 CFR 170.803 - What facilities are eligible under the BIA Road Maintenance Program?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... paragraph (b) of this section; (2) Non-BIA transportation facilities, if the tribe served by the facility...) Boardwalks; (5) Adjacent parking areas; (6) Maintenance yards; (7) Bus stations; (8) System public pedestrian... and airports; (11) BIA and tribal post-secondary school roads and parking lots built with IRR...

  6. 25 CFR 171.305 - Will BIA provide leaching service to me?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Will BIA provide leaching service to me? 171.305 Section... OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Water Use 171.305 Will BIA provide leaching service to me? (a) We may provide you leaching service if: (1) You submit a written plan that documents how soil salinity limits...

  7. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equations validation against hydrodensitometry in a Colombian population

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Several studies have shown that the accuracy of BIA results depends of ethnicity, age, gender, hormonal and genetic variations and, so far, there are not specific equations for Colombian population. The purpose was to evaluate reported BIA equations to determine their usefulness in body composition assessment in young females from Colombia using hydrodensitometry as the reference method. A sample of 30 young females was evaluated. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined to minimize the variability of BIA. Height, weight, multi-frequency BIA, residual lung volume (RV) and underwater weight (UWW) were measured. Five BIA equations met the inclusion criteria of this study. Three equations overestimated and two equations underestimated body fat (BF). Paired Student t-test and Bland and Altman analysis (p<0.05) showed significant differences in four BIA equations. However, all standard error of estimate (SEE) to BF was greater than 2.7 kg. This study showed that the five selected BIA equations are not valid for estimation of body composition in young females from Colombia. It is recommended to develop BIA equations to improve BF fat assessment in our population.

  8. Investigação de baixa estatura: aspectos clínicos, laboratoriais e moleculares da insensibilidade ao hormônio de crescimento Short stature investigation: clinical, laboratorial and genetic aspects concerning the trowth hormone insensitivity (GHI

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alexander Augusto de Lima Jorge

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo são descritos os aspectos clínicos, laboratoriais e genéticos da investigação da baixa estatura, dando ênfase para o diagnóstico da insensibilidade ao hormônio de crescimento (IGH. O paciente apresentado possuía características clínicas típicas de pacientes com IGH e em idade pré-púbere seus achados laboratoriais eram compatíveis com este diagnóstico (IGF-1 e IGFBP3 baixos, GH basal e pós-estímulo elevados. No entanto, quando avaliado durante a puberdade, as dosagens de IGF-1 e IGFBP-3 foram normais, dificultando o diagnóstico. O estudo molecular identificou mutação no exon 7 do gene do receptor do hormônio de crescimento (S226I. Discutiram-se os passos realizados para identificar a mutação e demonstrar que ela é responsável pelo fenótipo observado no paciente. Também será feita revisão dos casos de IGH descritos no Brasil e dos novos defeitos moleculares descritos nesta doença.It is reported in this study the clinical, laboratory and genetic aspects of short stature investigation with emphasis to the diagnostic approach of growth hormone insensitivity (GHI. This patient in case presented typical clinical features of GHI and his laboratory findings at prepubertal age were typical of those observed in GHI patients (low IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 levels, with high basal and stimulated GH levels. However, during the puberty, he presented normal IGFBP-3 and IGF-1 levels that hindered the diagnosis. The molecular study disclosed a mutation in exon 7 of growth hormone receptor gene (S226I. The steps that demonstrated the causative effect of this mutation are shown here, and also a review of Brazilian GHI cases is given and new molecular defects in this field are discussed as well.

  9. Neurotoxic/neuroprotective profile of carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine and two new putative antiepileptic drugs, BIA 2-093 and BIA 2-024

    OpenAIRE

    Ambrósio, António F.; Silva, Ana P.; Araújo, Inês; Malva, João O.; Soares-da-Silva, Patrício; Carvalho, Arsélio P.; Carvalho, Caetana M.

    2000-01-01

    We investigated and compared the toxicity profile, as well as possible neuroprotective effects, of some antiepileptic drugs in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. We used two novel carbamazepine derivatives, (S)-(-)-10-acetoxy-10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide (BIA 2-093) and 10,11-dihydro-10-hydroxyimino-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide (BIA 2-024), and compared their effects with the established compounds carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine. The assessment of neuronal injury wa...

  10. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA): a proposal for standardization of the classical method in adults

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The accuracy of BIA measurements is limited by different sources of error such as physical model, cross sectional area, ethnicity, body hydration, age and level of body fat among other variables. Equation for each population is required as they can produce overestimation when manufacturer's equations are used. The classical measurements hand to foot has shown better correlation against hydrodensitometry than foot to foot or hand to hand. However there is a lack for an accepted standard of BIA procedures. This is compounded when there is not a good report of the BIA study's methodology; hence the comparability between the results is poor and reduces the reliability of the method. Perhaps, standardization of methods would be the first step for BIA studies to move forward and subsequently improve its accuracy. Standardized procedures could also minimize the impact of these variables on studies results. The aim of this study was to propose a protocol as a checklist to standardize BIA procedures and produce comparable results from future studies performed with the classic hand-foot configuration in adults.

  11. ANALYSIS OF PLANKTON PRESENT IN THE WATER PONDS OF BIA?OWIEZA FOREST

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Halina Chomutowska

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Bia?owieza Forest is the natural habitat of many rare species of green plants, animals and fungi. For centuries, it has been a unique place for developing environmental processes. The water ponds are the wildlife habitat for many organisms, whose lives depend on aquatic environments. Protected species of green plants and animals also live in the water ponds. The aim of this research was to determine the species and quantity of plankton which are present in Bia?owieza Forests water ponds. The presence of different species of planktonproved the presence of minimal organic pollution. It was noticed that the primary producers dominated over the other organisms, which confirmed high mineralisation. The water ponds should continue to be monitored, as they are responsible for biodiversity within the Bia?owieza Forest area and they are the best place to settle for many species which are characteristic for swamps and small sources of water.

  12. Literatura białoruska w Polsce po roku 1989. O potrzebie tworzenia bazy literackiej

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Grażyna Charytoniuk-Michiej

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Belarusian literature in Poland after 1989. About the necessity of developing a literature databaseSpeaking about Belarusian literature in Poland we focus on fiction, its translation into Polish and the study of literature. The existence of the Belarusian literature in Poland in the post-war period is indicated by the following bibliographies: a bibliography of translations for the period 1945–1994 (G. Charytoniuk, Literatura białoruska w Polsce. Bibliografia przekładów za lata 1945–1994, Białystok 1996 and a subject bibliography for the period 1945–1998 (G. Charytoniuk, Polskie białorutenika literackie. Bibliografia przedmiotowa 1945–1998, Białystok 1998. The new political, economical and social conditions in Poland after 1989 have had an influence on the situation of the Belarusian literature. In addition to the existing departments some new university departments and scientific branches have been organized. Their aim is to realize new scientific projects connected with the Belarusian literature in Poland and Belarus. A lot of nongovernment organizations (funds, partnerships, associations have been organized not only in Bialystok region, but also in the other parts of the country. A new publishing market has been established which has focused on the modern literature of Central and Eastern Europe including Belarusian literature. The Internet also plays an important role in popularization of the Belarusian literature. That literature has been included in the database of the National library (Przewodnik Bibliograficzny, Bibliografia Zawartości Czasopism, regional libraries (Bibliografia województwa podlaskiego and the digital library (Polska Bibliografia Literacka. The information is searched by institutional scientific depositories and digital libraries. The considerable part of the information has not been registered in the bibliographic database. In this situation it is necessary to develop an integral literature bibliographic database of the Belarusian literature in Poland. Literatura białoruska w Polsce po roku 1989. O potrzebie tworzenia bazy literackiejKiedy się mówi o literaturze białoruskiej w Polsce, trzeba mieć na uwadze literaturę piękną, jej przekłady na język polski i literaturę przedmiotu. O obecności literatury białoruskiej w Polsce powojennej świadczą bibliografie: przekładów obejmująca lata 1945-1994 (G. Charytoniuk, Literatura białoruska w Polsce. Bibliografia przekładów za lata 1945-1994, Białystok 1996 i przedmiotowa lat 1945-1998 (G. Charytoniuk, Polskie białorutenika literackie. Bibliografia przedmiotowa 1945-1998, Białystok 1998. Nowe warunki polityczne, społeczne i ekonomiczne w Polsce po 1989 roku wpłynęły i na sytuację literatury białoruskiej. Pojawiły się nowe  uniwersyteckie katedry i zakłady naukowe. Realizują one projekty badawcze uwzględniające literaturę białoruską w Polsce i na Białorusi. Powstały liczne organizacje pozarządowe (fundacje, towarzystwa i stowarzyszenia nie tylko na Białostocczyźnie, ale i w innych miejscach w kraju. Utworzył się nowy rynek wydawniczy, który zwrócił uwagę  i na współczesną literaturę krajów Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej, w tym białoruską. Ważną rolę w popularyzacji literatury białoruskiej pełni Internet. Literatura ta jest rejestrowana przez bibliografię narodową (Przewodnik Bibliograficzny, Bibliografia Zawartości Czasopism i regionalną (Bibliografię Województwa Podlaskiego. Wyszukiwanie informacji ułatwiają instytucjonalne repozytoria naukowe i biblioteki cyfrowe. Znaczna część dokumentów pozostaje jednak poza rejestracją bibliograficzną. Pojawia się więc potrzeba stworzenia bazy literackiej dotyczącej literatury białoruskiej w Polsce, która dążyłaby do kompletności bibliograficznej.

  13. 25 CFR 166.901 - How will the BIA select an agriculture intern?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... the following criteria: (1) Be eligible for Indian preference as defined in 25 CFR part 5; (2) Possess... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How will the BIA select an agriculture intern? 166.901... PERMITS Agriculture Education, Education Assistance, Recruitment, and Training § 166.901 How will the...

  14. 25 CFR 161.800 - How does the Navajo Nation provide concurrence to BIA?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How does the Navajo Nation provide concurrence to BIA... NAVAJO PARTITIONED LANDS GRAZING PERMITS Concurrence/Appeals/Amendments 161.800 How does the Navajo... Navajo Nation under section 640d-9(e)(1)(A) of the Settlement Act. (b) For any action requiring...

  15. A massa gorda de risco afeta a capacidade aeróbia de jovens adolescentes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luís Massuça

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar o comportamento do sexo e os efeitos da idade e da massa gorda sobre a capacidade aeróbia de jovens adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Os 621 estudantes do ensino secundário participantes no estudo (14 aos 17 anos; feminino: n = 329, idade, 15,84 ± 0,92 anos; masculino: n = 292, idade, 15,82 ± 0,87 anos foram avaliados em duas categorias: morfologia (altura, peso e % massa gorda - %MG e aptidão física (capacidade aeróbia. As medições antropométricas foram realizadas de acordo com o protocolo descrito por Marfell-Jones e a %MG foi calculada por bioimpedância. A avaliação da capacidade aeróbia foi realizada com o teste aeróbio de corrida - PACER, e VO2máx relativo foi calculado utilizando a equação de Léger. Os resultados das avaliações foram classificados de acordo com os valores normativos das tabelas de referência da bateria de testes FITNESSGRAM® As técnicas estatísticas utilizadas foram: 1 cálculo de frequências; 2 teste t de Student para amostras independentes; e 3 ANOVA two-way seguida do teste post-hoc HSD de Bonferroni. RESULTADOS: 1 existem diferenças significativas entre sexos no que se refere à %MG e ao VO2máx; 2 durante a adolescência, o VO2máx estabiliza nos rapazes e sofre um declínio nas moças; 3 independentemente do sexo, a classe de %MG e a idade cronológica têm um efeito significativo sobre a capacidade aeróbia; e 4 em jovens adolescentes, com %MG de risco, a redução da %MG para níveis saudáveis parece resultar na melhoria da capacidade aeróbia. CONCLUSÃO: O impacto da %MG na capacidade aeróbia, reforça a importância da educação física escolar na promoção da saúde cardiovascular.

  16. Design and Development of a Portable WiFi enabled BIA device

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A bioimpedance device (BIA) for evaluation of sarcopenia – age related muscle mass loss – is designed, developed and evaluated. The requirements were based on lightweight design, flexible and user enabled incorporation of measurement protocols and WiFi protocol for remote device control, full internet integration and fast development and usage of measurement protocols. The current design is based on usage of a microcontroller with integrated AD/DA converters. The prototype system was assembled and the operation and connectivity to different handheld devices and laptop computers was successfully tested. The designed BIA device can be accessed using TCP sockets and once the connection is established the data transfer runs successfully at the specified speed. The accuracy of currently developed prototype is about 5% for the impedance modulus and 5 deg. for the phase for the frequencies below 20 kHz with an unfiltered excitation signal and no additional amplifiers employed.

  17. Design and Development of a Portable WiFi enabled BIA device

    Science.gov (United States)

    Križaj, D.; Baloh, M.; Brajkovič, R.; Žagar, T.

    2013-04-01

    A bioimpedance device (BIA) for evaluation of sarcopenia - age related muscle mass loss - is designed, developed and evaluated. The requirements were based on lightweight design, flexible and user enabled incorporation of measurement protocols and WiFi protocol for remote device control, full internet integration and fast development and usage of measurement protocols. The current design is based on usage of a microcontroller with integrated AD/DA converters. The prototype system was assembled and the operation and connectivity to different handheld devices and laptop computers was successfully tested. The designed BIA device can be accessed using TCP sockets and once the connection is established the data transfer runs successfully at the specified speed. The accuracy of currently developed prototype is about 5% for the impedance modulus and 5 deg. for the phase for the frequencies below 20 kHz with an unfiltered excitation signal and no additional amplifiers employed.

  18. Determinao rpida de hidroquinona usando anlise por injeo em batelada (BIA com deteco amperomtrica

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rafael Rodrigues Cunha

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A fast analytical method for determination of hydroquinone in pharmaceutical formulations employing batch injection analysis (BIA with amperometric detection using a boron-doped diamond electrode is described. The supporting electrolyte was a 0.1 mol L-1 H2SO4 solution (the single reagent used for analysis. The method showed good repeatability (RSD of 0.45%, n=20, wide linear range (from 10 to 2000 mol L-1, R=0.9999, low detection limit (0.016 mol L-1 and satisfactory recovery values (91-96%. Accuracy of the method was evaluated by comparative analyses using high-performance liquid-chromatography. The ability to replace the electronic pipette by disposable syringes (injection procedure in BIA systems was also shown.

  19. AN ASSESSMENT OF ASPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE IN BIELSKO-BIA?A REGION

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Janusz Kozak

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the work is to determine a spatial distribution of sulphate dioxide in Bielsko-Bia?a area. Research was carried out in february of 2011. Experiments were conducted using Amaya-Sugiura method that was modified by D. Krochmal and L. Grski (PN-98 Z-04092/08. The results obtained were graphically represented as spatial maps of regions where concentrations of NO2 were high.

  20. THE USE OF DIATOMS (BACILLARIOPHYTA TO ASSESS WATER QUALITY OF BIA?A TARNOWSKA RIVER

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Teresa Noga

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The Bia?a Tarnowska River is a right-bank tributary of Dunajec. It flows from the Low Beskid Mountains, flowing on the border of Ci??kowickie and Ro?nowskie foothills and then flows into the Dunajec on the territory of Vistula Lowland (Nizina Nadwi?la?ska. The aim of this work was to investigate the diatoms diversity at the individual sites and attempt to evaluate pollution of the river with the use diatoms as water quality indicators. The waters of Bia?a Tarnowska River were characterized by alkaline or circumneutral pH. Values of nitrates concentration indicated II water quality class, only at the last site (5 corresponded to the standards for the I class. At the studied sites located along river course 205 diatom taxa were identified. The riches in species were genera: Nitzschia (29, Navicula (21 and Gomphonema (15. The most popular dominant was Achnanthidium pyrenaicum (Hust. Kobayasi. Very numerous communities were created by Navicula lanceolata (Agardh Ktz, at the lower current of river, on two last sites. In order to determine the ecological status of Bia?a Tarnowska River the analysis of the diatom assemblages structure was performed. The results of the analysis were shown by the selected diatomaceous indices. According to IPS index Bia?a Tarnowska has a good ecological status (II class at the most of study sites. Values of TDI index were the worst and indicated poor and bad water quality (IV and V class especially in middle and lower current.

  1. Bioelectrical impedance analysis in clinical practice: implications for hepatitis C therapy BIA and hepatitis C

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kahraman Alisan

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Body composition analysis using phase angle (PA, determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA, reflects tissue electrical properties and has prognostic value in liver cirrhosis. Objective of this prospective study was to investigate clinical use and prognostic value of BIA-derived phase angle and alterations in body composition for hepatitis C infection (HCV following antiviral therapy. Methods 37 consecutive patients with HCV infection were enrolled, BIA was performed, and PA was calculated from each pair of measurements. 22 HCV genotype 3 patients treated for 24 weeks and 15 genotype 1 patients treated for 48 weeks, were examined before and after antiviral treatment and compared to 10 untreated HCV patients at 0, 24, and 48 weeks. Basic laboratory data were correlated to body composition alterations. Results Significant reduction in body fat (BF: 24.2 6.7 kg vs. 19.9 6.6 kg, genotype1; 15.4 10.9 kg vs. 13.2 12.1 kg, genotype 3 and body cell mass (BCM: 27.3 6.8 kg vs. 24.3 7.2 kg, genotype1; 27.7 8.8 kg vs. 24.6 7.6 kg, genotype 3 was found following treatment. PA in genotype 3 patients was significantly lowered after antiviral treatment compared to initial measurements (5.9 0.7 vs. 5.4 0.8. Total body water (TBW was significantly decreased in treated patients with genotype 1 (41.4 7.9 l vs. 40.8 9.5 l. PA reduction was accompanied by flu-like syndromes, whereas TBW decline was more frequently associated with fatigue and cephalgia. Discussion BIA offers a sophisticated analysis of body composition including BF, BCM, and TBW for HCV patients following antiviral regimens. PA reduction was associated with increased adverse effects of the antiviral therapy allowing a more dynamic therapy application.

  2. Relationships among dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bioelectrical impedance (BIA), and ultrasound measurements of body composition of swine

    Science.gov (United States)

    In three separate studies (156 pigs total), DXA, BIA, and ultrasound were compared as methods for measuring live body composition of pigs at 60 and 100-110 kg BWt. DXA measured total body fat and lean content, BIA measurements of resistance (Rs) and reactance (Xc) were used to calculate total body l...

  3. 25 CFR 1000.68 - May non-BIA bureaus provide technical assistance to a Tribe/Consortium in drafting its planning...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Financial Assistance for Planning and Negotiation Grants for Non-BIA Programs Eligibility and Application... Tribe/Consortium in drafting its planning grant application? 1000.68 Section 1000.68 Indians OFFICE OF... planning grant application? Yes, upon request from the Tribe/Consortium, a non-BIA bureau may...

  4. 25 CFR 1000.123 - Are there non-BIA programs for which the Secretary must negotiate for inclusion in an AFA subject...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Are there non-BIA programs for which the Secretary must negotiate for inclusion in an AFA subject to such terms as the parties may negotiate? 1000.123 Section 1000... there non-BIA programs for which the Secretary must negotiate for inclusion in an AFA subject to...

  5. Permanent draft genome sequence of the probiotic strain Propionibacterium freudenreichii CIRM-BIA 129 (ITG P20).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Falentin, Hlne; Deutsch, Stphanie-Marie; Loux, Valentin; Hammani, Amal; Buratti, Julien; Parayre, Sandrine; Chuat, Victoria; Barbe, Valrie; Aury, Jean-Marc; Jan, Gwenal; Le Loir, Yves

    2016-01-01

    Propionibacterium freudenreichii belongs to the class Actinobacteria (Gram positive with a high GC content). This "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS) species is traditionally used as (i) a starter for Swiss-type cheeses where it is responsible for holes and aroma production, (ii) a vitamin B12 and propionic acid producer in white biotechnologies, and (iii) a probiotic for use in humans and animals because of its bifidogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Until now, only strain CIRM-BIA1T had been sequenced, annotated and become publicly available. Strain CIRM-BIA129 (commercially available as ITG P20) has considerable anti-inflammatory potential. Its gene content was compared to that of CIRM-BIA1 T. This strain contains 2384 genes including 1 ribosomal operon, 45 tRNA and 30 pseudogenes. PMID:26779303

  6. Thorough investigations on indoor radon in B?i?a radon-prone area (Romania).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cuco? Dinu, Alexandra; Cosma, Constantin; Dicu, Tiberius; Begy, Robert; Moldovan, Mircea; Papp, Botond; Ni??, Dan; Burghele, Bety; Sainz, Carlos

    2012-08-01

    A comprehensive radon survey has been carried out in B?i?a radon-prone area, Transylvania, Romania, in 4 localities (B?i?a, Nucet, Fna?e, and Cmpani) situated in the vicinity of former Romanian uranium mines. Indoor radon concentrations have been measured in 1128 ground floor rooms and cellars of 303 family houses by using CR-39 diffusion type radon detectors. The annual average of indoor radon concentration for B?i?a area was found to be 241178 Bq m(-3), which is about two times higher than the average value of 126 Bq m(-3), computed for Romania. About 28% of investigated houses exceed the reference level of radon gas in dwellings of 300 Bq m(-3). The indoor radon measurements on each house have been carried out in several rooms simultaneously with the aim of obtaining a more detailed picture on the exposure to radon in the studied area. An analysis on the variability of radon levels among floors (floor-to-floor variation) and rooms (room-to-room variation) and also the influence of factors like the presence of cellar or the age of the building is presented. The coefficient of variation (CV) within ground floor rooms of the same house (room-to-room variation) ranged between 0.9 and 120.8%, with an arithmetic mean of 46.2%, a large variability among rooms within surveyed dwellings being clearly identified. The mean radon concentration in bedrooms without cellar was higher than in bedrooms above the cellar, the difference being statistically significant (t test, one tail, p0.05). PMID:22664541

  7. Functional Characterization of 4'OMT and 7OMT Genes in BIA Biosynthesis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gurkok, Tugba; Ozhuner, Esma; Parmaksiz, Iskender; Özcan, Sebahattin; Turktas, Mine; İpek, Arif; Demirtas, Ibrahim; Okay, Sezer; Unver, Turgay

    2016-01-01

    Alkaloids are diverse group of secondary metabolites generally found in plants. Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.), the only commercial source of morphinan alkaloids, has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. It produces benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIA) including the narcotic analgesic morphine, the muscle relaxant papaverine, and the anti-cancer agent noscapine. Though BIAs play crucial roles in many biological mechanisms their steps in biosynthesis and the responsible genes remain to be revealed. In this study, expressions of 3-hydroxy-N-methylcoclaurine 4'-methyltransferase (4'OMT) and reticuline 7-O-methyltransferase (7OMT) genes were subjected to manipulation to functionally characterize their roles in BIA biosynthesis. Measurements of alkaloid accumulation were performed in leaf, stem, and capsule tissues accordingly. Suppression of 4'OMT expression caused reduction in the total alkaloid content in stem tissue whereas total alkaloid content was significantly induced in the capsule. Silencing of the 7OMT gene also caused repression in total alkaloid content in the stem. On the other hand, over-expression of 4'OMT and 7OMT resulted in higher morphine accumulation in the stem but suppressed amount in the capsule. Moreover, differential expression in several BIA synthesis genes (CNMT, TYDC, 6OMT, SAT, COR, 4'OMT, and 7OMT) were observed upon manipulation of 4'OMT and 7OMT expression. Upon silencing and overexpression applications, tissue specific effects of these genes were identified. Manipulation of 4'OMT and 7OMT genes caused differentiated accumulation of BIAs including morphine and noscapine in capsule and stem tissues. PMID:26909086

  8. Functional Characterization of 4′OMT and 7OMT Genes in BIA Biosynthesis

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gurkok, Tugba; Ozhuner, Esma; Parmaksiz, Iskender; Özcan, Sebahattin; Turktas, Mine; İpek, Arif; Demirtas, Ibrahim; Okay, Sezer; Unver, Turgay

    2016-01-01

    Alkaloids are diverse group of secondary metabolites generally found in plants. Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.), the only commercial source of morphinan alkaloids, has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. It produces benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIA) including the narcotic analgesic morphine, the muscle relaxant papaverine, and the anti-cancer agent noscapine. Though BIAs play crucial roles in many biological mechanisms their steps in biosynthesis and the responsible genes remain to be revealed. In this study, expressions of 3-hydroxy-N-methylcoclaurine 4′–methyltransferase (4′OMT) and reticuline 7-O-methyltransferase (7OMT) genes were subjected to manipulation to functionally characterize their roles in BIA biosynthesis. Measurements of alkaloid accumulation were performed in leaf, stem, and capsule tissues accordingly. Suppression of 4′OMT expression caused reduction in the total alkaloid content in stem tissue whereas total alkaloid content was significantly induced in the capsule. Silencing of the 7OMT gene also caused repression in total alkaloid content in the stem. On the other hand, over-expression of 4′OMT and 7OMT resulted in higher morphine accumulation in the stem but suppressed amount in the capsule. Moreover, differential expression in several BIA synthesis genes (CNMT, TYDC, 6OMT, SAT, COR, 4′OMT, and 7OMT) were observed upon manipulation of 4′OMT and 7OMT expression. Upon silencing and overexpression applications, tissue specific effects of these genes were identified. Manipulation of 4′OMT and 7OMT genes caused differentiated accumulation of BIAs including morphine and noscapine in capsule and stem tissues. PMID:26909086

  9. Zakład Medycyny Sądowej w Bielsku-Białej

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jerzy Brzyski

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Zakład Medycyny Sądowej w Bielsku-Białej został utworzony w 1978 roku. Podstawą dla jego utworzenia i wpisania w strukturę Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Zespolonego były wytyczne Ministra Zdrowia i Opieki Społecznej z dnia 15.06.1978 roku w sprawie organizacji i zadań komórek medycyny sądowej (Dz.U. MZiOS Nr 11, poz 28.

  10. Synanthropization of dendroflora near main roads in Białystok (NE Poland)

    OpenAIRE

    Łaska Grażyna

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the study was to analyze the species composition of the dendroflora near four main roads in the city of Białystok, taking into regard their geographical and historical origin. The wildlife inventory was conducted in the vegetation season of 2011. The inventory revealed presence of a total of 837 trees and bushes representing 36 species and 18 families. The most abundant trees were those from the family Aceraceae (63.8%), while the most abundant bushes were those representing Rosace...

  11. Diversity of macromycetes in the Bia?aczw nature reserve (Central Poland)

    OpenAIRE

    Agnieszka Salamaga; Dominika ?lusarczyk

    2014-01-01

    The paper contains preliminary results of mycological research conducted in the Bia?aczw forest reserve, situated at the Wzgrza Opoczy?skie Upland. There are only data on macromycetes at this area. The occurrence of 167 species of macrofungi has been documented on the background of variety of tree stand and habitats. In July 2011 a heavy wind storm destroyed the tree stand and devastated the reserve. Now the area is in course of natural renovation. The data presented in the paper could be u...

  12. Thorough investigations on indoor radon in B?i?a radon-prone area (Romania)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A comprehensive radon survey has been carried out in B?i?a radon-prone area, Transylvania, Romania, in 4 localities (B?i?a, Nucet, Fna?e, and Cmpani) situated in the vicinity of former Romanian uranium mines. Indoor radon concentrations have been measured in 1128 ground floor rooms and cellars of 303 family houses by using CR-39 diffusion type radon detectors. The annual average of indoor radon concentration for B?i?a area was found to be 241 178 Bq m?3, which is about two times higher than the average value of 126 Bq m?3, computed for Romania. About 28% of investigated houses exceed the reference level of radon gas in dwellings of 300 Bq m?3. The indoor radon measurements on each house have been carried out in several rooms simultaneously with the aim of obtaining a more detailed picture on the exposure to radon in the studied area. An analysis on the variability of radon levels among floors (floor-to-floor variation) and rooms (room-to-room variation) and also the influence of factors like the presence of cellar or the age of the building is presented. The coefficient of variation (CV) within ground floor rooms of the same house (room-to-room variation) ranged between 0.9 and 120.8%, with an arithmetic mean of 46.2%, a large variability among rooms within surveyed dwellings being clearly identified. The mean radon concentration in bedrooms without cellar was higher than in bedrooms above the cellar, the difference being statistically significant (t test, one tail, p 0.05). - Highlights: ? The annual average of indoor radon concentration for B?i?a area was 241 178 Bq m?3. ? A large variability among rooms within surveyed dwellings was clearly evidenced. ? The radon concentrations in bedrooms without cellar were higher than above the cellar. ? The ratio between radon concentration at ground floor and cellar was calculated. ? A wide variation range between ground floor rooms and cellar was reported.

  13. 25 CFR 161.606 - What will BIA do if the permittee doesn't cure a violation on time?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... the permittee of his or her right to appeal under 25 CFR part 2 of this title, as modified by 161... required time period, or if the violation is not referred to District Grazing Committee for mediation, BIA... District Grazing Committee a written notice of cancellation within 5 business days of the decision....

  14. Species of lichenized and allied fungi new to Białowieża Large Forest (NE Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Krystyna Czyżewska

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents 38 species of lichenized and allied fungi new to Białowieża Large Forest. 24 taxa of lichenized Ascomycota and 14 taxa of lichenicolous and saprobic fungi are the result of the analysis of collected materials as well as additional field studies.

  15. 25 CFR 166.214 - Will the BIA notify the permittee of any change in land title status?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Will the BIA notify the permittee of any change in land title status? 166.214 Section 166.214 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND... permittee of any change in land title status? Yes. We will notify the permittee if a fee patent is issued...

  16. POTÊNCIA E CAPACIDADE ANAERÓBIA EM ATLETAS DE KARATE

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Keith Sato Urbinati

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o nível de potência muscular, bem como a intensidade de esforço durante prova de potência e capacidade anaeróbia em atletas de Karate. Participaram do estudo treze karatekas especialistas em prova de kumitê (luta,sexo masculino, idade média de 20,7±3,79 anos. Realizou-se a avaliação de potência e capacidade anaeróbia (Wingate test, com coleta das variáveis fisiológicas:frequência cardíaca (FC, pressão arterial (PA e lactato sanguíneo (LAC de repouso, imediatamente após e em 5 min de recuperação. Para verificar se ocorrem diferenças nas variáveis fisiológicas durante o teste, realizou-se análise de variância, post hoc de Bonferronie (p?0,05. Verificou-se potência de pico(PP de 8,77 ± 0,99 W/kg-1, potência média (PM de 5,13± 0,49 W.kg-1 e % de fadiga de 50,5 ± 6,45%. Para as variáveis fisiológicas,a FC (F=9,79; p=0,00 pós-teste de Wingate foi estatisticamente maior e diferenteda FC de repouso e recuperação. Não foram encontradas diferenças nos níveis pressatórios e nas concentrações de LAC. Em relação aos valores de FC e LAC tais variáveis pós-teste não se apresentaram elevados. Os valores de potência anaeróbia estão de acordo com a necessidade da modalidade esportiva. Assim, verificou-se menores intensidades de esforço em teste de Wingate quando comparados a de situação real de competição. O nível de potência muscular parece estar adequado ao kumitê.

  17. Tibial plato leveling osteotomy / Osteotomia de nivelamento do plato da tíbia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Julia Maria Matera

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO is a relatively new and innovative surgical treatment for the cranial cruciate ligament rupture in the canine species. The real intent of the procedure is to provide functional stability to the stifle joint by eliminating or neutralizing the cranial tibial thrust during weight bearing instead to restore the cranial cruciate ligament function. The proposal of this study is to report a review of the TPLO procedure, emphasizing procedure, surgical technique, post operative care and complications. The TPLO procedure consists in a radial osteotomy in the tibial plato and rotation of the caudal plateau in order to obtain a desired angle. After the leveling of the tibial plateau, a bone plate and screws are used to stabilize the osteotomy until bone is healed up. The complications that have been associated with the procedure include tibial tuberosity fracture and patellar tendon tendinosis. This procedure has become increasingly more popular for surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in large breed dog. The long term clinical results have not been completely elucidated yet. It has been showed that this technique doesn’t halt the degenerative joint disease.A osteotomia do platô da tíbia (TPLO é um tratamento relativamente novo e inovador para a ruptura do ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCC na espécie canina. Ao invés de restaurar a função do ligamento, o procedimento promove estabilidade funcional para a articulação do joelho, por eliminar ou neutralizar a força tibial cranial durante a sustentação de peso. A proposta do presente estudo é revisar a técnica de TPLO, enfatizando o procedimento, técnica cirúrgica, cuidados pós-operatórios e complicações. A técnica da TPLO consiste na realização de uma osteotomia circular do platô da tíbia com rotação de sua porção caudal até a obtenção do ângulo desejado. Após o nivelamento do platô da tíbia, placa e parafusos são utilizados para estabilizar a osteotomia até que ocorra a consolidação óssea. Complicações associadas com o procedimento incluem fratura da tuberosidade da tíbia e tendinose do tendão patelar. O procedimento vem se tornando bastante popular para o tratamento cirúrgico da RLCC em cães de raças grandes, porém os efeitos em longo prazo ainda não estão completamente elucidados e tem sido demonstrado que a técnica de TPLO não coíbe a doença articular degenerativa.

  18. Carotenoids in certain lichens of Białowieża Forest

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bazyli Czeczuga

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Column-, and thin-layer chromatography revealed the presence of the following carotenoids in the thalli of 29 lichen species from Białowieża Forest: α-carotene, β-carotene, α-cryptoxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein, 3'-epilutein, zeaxanthin, β-carotene monoepoxide, lutein epoxide, antheraxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, α-doradexanthin, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, neoxani thin, violaxanthin and mutatoxanthin. The total content of carotenoids ranged from 16.83 (Cladonia rangiferina to 92.98 µg g dry wt (Xanthoria parietina. There were differences in carotenoid composition, concentration of each carotenoid, and in the total content in the thalli of four species collected from niches with different insolation.

  19. Business English in the Eyes of Economics and Management Students at the University of Białystok

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dzięcioł-Pędich Agnieszka

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available According to the regulations of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, university graduates should have to know a foreign language at B2 level, as described in The Common European Framework of Reference, and they should know its specialized variety. These are the only recommendations concerning general language courses and their specialized varieties. It is up to schools of foreign languages or other institutions providing language courses for institutions of higher education to determine requirements concerning language for specific purposes. However, students are rarely asked to contribute to the development of curricula and syllabi. This article presents the results of a survey conducted among students of Economics and Management at the University of Białystok. The survey was devoted to students’ perceptions of Business English in English courses conducted by the School of Foreign Languages at the University of Białystok. The aim of the survey was to answer the following questions:

  20. The efficacy of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) in monitoring body composition changes during treatment of restrictive eating disorder patients

    OpenAIRE

    Saladino, Charles F

    2014-01-01

    Reviews Treating restrictive eating disorder patients is metabolically and psychologically complex. Determining body composition is an important diagnostic and treatment option for these patients, because it ascertains whether the acquisition of body mass during refeeding is metabolically appropriate - ideally an approximate 20/80% - 25/75% fat/lean body mass ratio. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficacy of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) during the treatment period of p...

  1. Survey of Forest Elephants Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900) (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Elephantidae) in the Bia Conservation Area, Ghana

    OpenAIRE

    Emmanuel Danquah; Oppong, Samuel K.

    2014-01-01

    Information on elephant ranges and numbers is vital for effective conservation and management, especially in western Africa where elephant populations are small and scattered.  The Bia Conservation Area (BCA) in southwestern Ghana is a priority site for the conservation of Forest Elephants in western Africa.  A dung count was conducted using a systematic segmented track line design to determine the density and distribution of the BCA elephant population.  The mean density of dung-piles was 45...

  2. Diets and coexistence in Neomys and Sorex shrews in Białowieża Forest, eastern Poland

    OpenAIRE

    Churchfield, Sara; Rychlik, Leszek

    2006-01-01

    Prey selection, food niche overlap and resource partitioning were investigated in semi-aquatic Neomys fodiens and N. anomalus and terrestrial Sorex araneus and S. minutus coexisting in marshland in Białowieża Forest, eastern Poland. Evidence of prey selectivity was found but high levels of overlap, particularly in prey size, reflected the abundance of invertebrates in field samples. Despite similarities in diets between all four species, evidence of niche differentiation was found in terms of...

  3. Macromycetes of oak-hornbeam forests in the Białowieża National Park - monitoring studies

    OpenAIRE

    Alina Skirgiełło

    2014-01-01

    Mycosociological observations were carried out between 1994-1996 on permanent plots within a Tilio-Carpinetum association in the Białowieża National Park. The project was carried out with international cooperation within the "Mycological monitoring in European oak forests" programme which was a result of multiple signals concerning the disappearance of oaks in our continent. Almost 40 years before mycosociological research in the same plant association and at the same plots were carried out. ...

  4. Changes in slime mould flora in the reservation of Puszczy Śnieżnej Białki

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wanda Stojanowska

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the changes which have taken place after 15 years in the slime-molds flora of the reservation forest of Puszcza Snieżnej Białki, in Silesia. In 1959-60 28 species were known from this region. Now 42 species are known from this forest. Thus the amount of the slime-molds taxons in this forest increased to 50 species.

  5. Synanthropization of dendroflora near main roads in Białystok (NE Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Łaska Grażyna

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to analyze the species composition of the dendroflora near four main roads in the city of Białystok, taking into regard their geographical and historical origin. The wildlife inventory was conducted in the vegetation season of 2011. The inventory revealed presence of a total of 837 trees and bushes representing 36 species and 18 families. The most abundant trees were those from the family Aceraceae (63.8%, while the most abundant bushes were those representing Rosaceae (48.9%. The contribution of native species (65.7% was found to be about twice as high as that of alien ones (34.3%. The dominant species among the native trees was Acer platanoides L., while the principal bush species was Crataegus monogyna Jacq. The alien tree species were most commonly represented by Acer negundo L., and bushes - by Ligustrum vulgare L. Spontaneously settled trees and bushes were clearly dominant (59.9% over those originating from plantations (40.1%. Among the native species of local origin, the prevailing species were synanthropic spontaneophytes (52%, including Acer platanoides and Tilia cordata Mill. Anthropophytes were more abundantly represented by diaphytes (22.7%, followed by kenophytes (10.4%. The most abundant species among diaphytes was Ligustrum vulgare, and among kenophytes - Acer negundo.

  6. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for sarcopenic obesity (SO) diagnosis in young female subjects

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Sarcopenia is defined as a loss of muscle mass depending of ageing and affecting physical function (definition A). A new definition considers excluding mass reduction criterion (definition B). Obesity is pandemic and occurs at all ages. Sarcopenic obesity (SO) implies both processes. The purpose of this study was to compare the results obtained after applying these 2 definitions in 66 aged 22 ± 2.8 years overweight or obese young college women. Percentage body fat (%BF) and skeletal mass index (SMI) were estimated by BIA, muscle function by handgrip strength test (HGS) and physical performance by Harvard step test (HST). There were 9.1% and 90.9% overweight or obese subjects. Twenty nine subjects (43.9%) had decreased HGS and 22 (33.3%) had impaired physical performance. One obese subject (1.5%) met the criteria for sarcopenic obesity by definition A and 9 (13.6%) by definition B. Although a linear regression (α 2 = 0.094, 0.037 and 0.275 respectively) it was observed a tendency for HGS, HST and SMI deterioration when %BF increases. However, other confounding factors must be investigated. Probably as the population gets more obese, the problematic of SO will be found earlier in life.

  7. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for sarcopenic obesity (SO) diagnosis in young female subjects

    Science.gov (United States)

    González-Correa, C. H.; Caicedo-Eraso, J. C.; S, Villada-Gomez J.

    2013-04-01

    Sarcopenia is defined as a loss of muscle mass depending of ageing and affecting physical function (definition A). A new definition considers excluding mass reduction criterion (definition B). Obesity is pandemic and occurs at all ages. Sarcopenic obesity (SO) implies both processes. The purpose of this study was to compare the results obtained after applying these 2 definitions in 66 aged 22 ± 2.8 years overweight or obese young college women. Percentage body fat (%BF) and skeletal mass index (SMI) were estimated by BIA, muscle function by handgrip strength test (HGS) and physical performance by Harvard step test (HST). There were 9.1% and 90.9% overweight or obese subjects. Twenty nine subjects (43.9%) had decreased HGS and 22 (33.3%) had impaired physical performance. One obese subject (1.5%) met the criteria for sarcopenic obesity by definition A and 9 (13.6%) by definition B. Although a linear regression (α <0.05) showed a very weak association between these variables (r2 = 0.094, 0.037 and 0.275 respectively) it was observed a tendency for HGS, HST and SMI deterioration when %BF increases. However, other confounding factors must be investigated. Probably as the population gets more obese, the problematic of SO will be found earlier in life.

  8. Impact of the Pb and Zn ore mining industry on the pollution of the Biała Przemsza River, Poland.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jabłońska-Czapla, Magdalena; Nocoń, Katarzyna; Szopa, Sebastian; Łyko, Aleksandra

    2016-05-01

    The development of mining and metallurgic industries of Pb and Zn ores in the Biała Przemsza catchment area has had a strong influence on the condition of the surface water and bottom sediments. In the following study, total contents of metals and metalloids were researched in the water and bottom sediment samples from the Biała Przemsza River. The samples were collected monthly in 2014 at five sampling points along the river. The research helped to determine correlations between the parameters and components of the water environment (metals/metalloids, cations/anions, pH, Eh, conductivity, carbon (TOC, IC, TC), and suspension). The contents of metals and metalloids were determined with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), whereas anions and cations were investigated with ion chromatography (IC). The simplified Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) three-step sequential chemical extraction was performed on Biała Przemsza River bottom sediments collected in April, July, and October. At its lower course, the Biała Przemsza River water did not meet the Polish surface water quality standards. The Biała Przemsza River water is mainly loaded with metals. Toxic concentrations of Cd, Pb, and Zn were observed at sampling points in Okradzionów and Sławków. The toxic Tl concentration was exceeded (2-6 μg/L) at three sampling points. The Biała Przemsza River bottom sediments were composed mostly of medium and fine sand. The BCR extraction of the bottom sediments demonstrated that Cd and Zn were bound to cations/anions and carbonates loosely adsorbed on the bottom sediments in spring and summer. Such a situation was observed at all the sampling points, except for BP3 in Okradzionów. The organic carbon concentration increased along the river course. PMID:27037697

  9. Implications of the BIA-102474-101 study for review of first-into-human clinical trials.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eddleston, Michael; Cohen, Adam F; Webb, David J

    2016-04-01

    Over the past 10 years, thousands of first-into-human (FIH) clinical trials have been performed in Europe, with few severe adverse events (SAEs). Each has received detailed prior safety review at both the local clinical research facility and at national drug regulatory authority level. The recent fatal SAE in the BIA-102474-101 clinical trial shows the limitations of this process. Although criticized for not sequentially dosing subjects both within and between cohorts - as recommended by the European Medicines Agency for high-risk compounds after the TeGenero clinical trial disaster in 2006 - BIA-102474-101 was not considered to be high risk. Indeed, compounds with similar mechanisms of action had previously been taken through phase I and II trials without incident, and higher doses had been safely given for longer durations to nonhuman primates. If the available data are comprehensive and accurate, and further investigation does not reveal unreported warning signs, this study has serious implications for ongoing and future review of FIH clinical trials. All preclinical study documents and clinical data collected during the BIA-102474-101 trial should be made available urgently so that lessons can be learnt. In the meantime, reviewers and clinical researchers should always ask for information on drug and target interactions and full reports of preclinical toxicity studies, and plan sequential dosing with longer delays between patients and cohorts, particularly if late SAEs might be anticipated. The use of individual patient pharmacokinetic and dynamic data should guide sequential dosing. A process for systematic risk assessment, like that currently used in the Netherlands, should be applied routinely to all trials with novel compounds. PMID:26996741

  10. BIA interpretation techniques for vegetation mapping using thematic mapper false color composites (interim report for San Carlos Reservation)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bonner, W.J.; English, T.C.; Haas, R.H.; Feagan, T.R.; McKinley, R.A.

    1987-01-01

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for the natural resource management of approximately 52 million acres of Trust lands in the contiguous United States. The lands are distributed in a "patchwork" fashion throughout the country. Management responsibilities on these areas include: minerals, range, timber, fish and wildlife, agricultural, cultural, and archaeological resources. In an age of decreasing natural resources and increasing natural resource values, effective multiple resource management is critical. BIA has adopted a "systems approach" to natural resource management which utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The GIS encompasses a continuum of spatial and relational data elements, and included functional capabilities such as: data collection, data entry, data base development, data analysis, data base management, display, and report generalization. In support of database development activities, BIA and BLM/TGS conducted a cooperative effort to investigate the potential of 1:100,000 scale Thematic Mapper (TM) False Color Composites (FCCs) for providing vegetation information suitable for input to the GIS and to later be incorporated as a generalized Bureau wide land cover map. Land cover information is critical as the majority of reservations currently have no land cover information in either map or digital form. This poster outlines an approach which includes the manual interpretation of land cover using TM FCCs, the digitizing of interpreted polygons, and the editing of digital data, used upon ground truthing exercises. An efficient and cost-effective methodology for generating large area land cover information is illustrated for the Mineral Strip area on the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona. Techniques which capitalize on the knowledge of the local natural resources professionals, while minimizing machine processing requirements, are suggested.

  11. Bia?owie?a Forest (Ne-Poland and Valday Np ( Nw-Russia Biogeographical Characteristics of Eutrophic Deciduous Forests

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Matuszkiewicz Jan Marek

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available During geobotanical studies in the north-eastern border of hemi-boreal zone, in Valday (NW Russia, rare eutrophic deciduous forests dominated by oak Quercus robur were observed. A comparison of these forests with the model of European deciduous forest in Bia?owie?a National Park (NE-Poland indicates a great similarity. Therefore, eutrophic deciduous forests in Valday can be classified to the Querco-Fagetea class, the Fagetalia sylvaticae order and to the Capinion betuli alliance, despite the absence of hornbeam Carpinus betulus in the region. Rarity of eutrophic deciduous forests in Valday region results probably from strong anthropogenic pressure in the past.

  12. Analysis of activity in swine producers group based on agricultural producers association in Biała district

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Damian Knecht

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The process of pigs producer groups formation in Poland is quite dynamic. Currently on the pork market 181 groups operate, which includes about 4000 swine producers. The aim of this study was to characterize the activities of the Agricultural Producers Association in Biała District. The research tool was a personal questionnaire and the research sample consisted of 30 farmers. It has been shown that after joining the producers group, the investigated households reported an increase in sales volume and improved the flock production parameters. Majority of the respondents were not satisfied with the cooperation with meat processing companies.

  13. Expressão das proteínas da matriz na discondroplasia da tíbia

    OpenAIRE

    Velada, Isabel de Jesus Pereira Godinho

    2010-01-01

    A discondroplasia da tíbia (TD) em aves consiste numa anomalia do esqueleto onde existe uma falha nos processos normais da ossificação endocondral. Esta patologia é caracterizada pela formação de uma cartilagem não vascularizada e não mineralizada que se estende até à metáfise. Uma vez que existem várias anomalias do esqueleto em mamíferos com lesões semelhantes às apresentadas pela TD, este trabalho teve como objectivo a caracterização desta patologia em termos das molécula...

  14. Forms of Physical Activity of Biała Podlaska Preschool Children

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Gradus Paulina

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Physical activity is fundamental to children's all-round development in the first six years of their life. It is particularly significant in preschool age, when the need for movement is predominant. Psychomotor development, conditioned by children's innate abilities and their own activity, depends upon the influence of external surroundings as well as parental upbringing and preschool education. The aim of the study was to obtain data regarding physical activity (both structured and unstructured of children during their stay in a kindergarten. Material and methods. The study was conducted in five state kindergartens situated in four main housing estates of Bia³a Podlaska. It included 11 groups of older preschool children. It was a diagnostic study. A diagnostic poll method employed in the study included interviews with teachers, lesson observations (during one day and document analyses (programmes and class registers. Results. During their stay in a kindergarten children take part in physical activities for 1.5 hours a day. During this period they participate in obligatory forms of physical activity such as morning gymnastics, movement plays, outdoor activities and gymnastic exercises. Furthermore, optional movement activities are organised in kindergartens (different forms in different kindergartens. Such extra classes enable children to be physically active for over two more hours per week. Conclusions. In terms of caring about health and motor development of children, not all elements of preschool education programmes are fully realised. Training sessions, workshops and lectures showing diverse forms of physical activity for children ought to be organised for preschool teachers.

  15. Molekularne i cytogenetyczne czynniki prognostyczne w ostrej białaczce szpikowej (OBS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Szymon Zmorzyński

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ostre białaczki szpikowe (OBS stanowią niejednorodną grupę chorób, zróżnicowaną pod względem przebiegu, odpowiedzi na terapię oraz zmian cytogenetycznych i molekularnych. Zmiany te mają znaczenie prognostyczne. Korzystnie rokują chorzy z t(8;21, inv(16/t(16;16 i t(15;17. Chorzy z prawidłowym kariotypem i aberracjami: 6, 8, –Y, t(9;11 i del(12p należą do grupy rokowania pośredniego. W przypadku chorych ze złożonym kariotypem lub zmianami typu: inv(3/t(3;3, t(6;9, –5, –7, del(5q, del(7q, rearanżacje 11q23 – rokowanie jest niekorzystne. Do niekorzystnych molekularnych czynników prognostycznych zalicza się: amplifikację [i]C-MYC[/i], amplifikacje i rearanżacje [i]MLL[/i], [i]FLT3-ITD[/i], mutację [i]WT1[/i], nadekspresję BAALC, [i]ERG[/i] i [i]MN1[/i]. Mutacje genów CEBPA i NPM1 uznaje się za korzystne czynniki prognostyczne. Istotne rokowniczo w OBS są także zmiany ekspresji niektórych miRNA.Heterogenność OBS uzasadnia potrzebę prowadzenia badań cytogenetycznych i molekularnych w celu określenia zmian m.in. u chorych z prawidłowym kariotypem w klasycznym badaniu cytogenetycznym. Techniki macierzowe umożliwiają analizę genomowego DNA oraz profilowanie ekspresji genów w poszukiwaniu sygnatur prognostycznych i predykcyjnych.

  16. Survey of Forest Elephants Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900 (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Elephantidae in the Bia Conservation Area, Ghana

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Emmanuel Danquah

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Information on elephant ranges and numbers is vital for effective conservation and management, especially in western Africa where elephant populations are small and scattered.  The Bia Conservation Area (BCA in southwestern Ghana is a priority site for the conservation of Forest Elephants in western Africa.  A dung count was conducted using a systematic segmented track line design to determine the density and distribution of the BCA elephant population.  The mean density of dung-piles was 452.15 per sq.km. and mean dung survival time was estimated to be 54.64 days (SD 2 days, leading to an estimate of 146 elephants (95% confidence interval 98-172 with a density of 0.48/km2 for the BCA. This estimate probably makes the Bia forest elephant population the largest in Ghana.  Records of BCA elephant activities were also made.  This study augments the Regional African Elephant Database and should facilitate strategic planning and management programmes.

  17. 25 CFR 166.814 - How will the BIA determine the value of the products or property illegally used or removed?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... the BIA determine the value of the products or property illegally used or removed? We will determine the value of the products or property illegally used or removed based upon a valuation of similar... property illegally used or removed? 166.814 Section 166.814 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT...

  18. ALTERAÇÕES DA RESISTÊNCIA AERÓBIA EM JOVENS FUTEBOLISTAS EM UM PERÍODO DE 15 SEMANAS DE TREINAMENTO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juvenilson de Souza

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available O futebolista, para apresentar uma capacidade técnica e tática superior e consistente, tem que possuir níveis elevados de condicionamento físico, especialmente de resistência aeróbia. Este artigo tem como objetivo estudar as alterações da resistência aeróbia expressa por meio do consumo máximo de oxigênio em jovens futebolistas que foram submetidos a 15 semanas de treinamento. Para tanto, participaram do estudo 37 jovens futebolistas com idade média de 17,15 – 1,18 anos, submetidos a um programa de treinamento de cinco dias por semana, duas vezes por dia, com sessão de treinamento de aproximadamente duas horas. O estudo seguiu a periodização de Matveev (1986 e foi desenvolvido durante o período de preparação. Os futebolistas realizaram o teste YO-YO Intermitente de Resistência proposto por Bangsbo (1996. Os resultados mostraram que as posições de laterais, de meias e de volantes parecem solicitar maior resistência aeróbia. Em relação às alterações da resistência aeróbia (VO2máx, os futebolistas das posições de goleiro e de atacante foram os que apresentaram aumentos significantes; porém os futebolistas de todas as posições de jogo apresentaram melhoras em uma amplitude de 2,19 a 8,60%. Assim, com os resultados desse estudo, pôde-se concluir que 15 semanas de treinamento proporcionaram alterações importantes da resistência aeróbia (VO2máx.

  19. Nova proposta de teste incremental de remada na avaliação aeróbia de surfistas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Felipe Bercht CANOZZI

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumoOs objetivos desse estudo foram: 1 verificar as respostas do lactato sanguíneo e da frequência cardíaca (FC durante um protocolo de campo específico de remada no surfe; 2 correlacionar os índices de capacidade e potência aeróbia determinados nesse protocolo específico com o tempo de prática da modalidade e variáveis antropométricas. Participaram deste estudo nove sujeitos (24 ± 4,5 anos; 72,2 ± 6,7 kg; 178,4 ± 4,8 cm que foram submetidos a um teste progressivo intermitente de remada sobre a sua própria prancha de surfe, do tipo vai e vêm, com velocidades iniciais entre 1-1,1 m/s e incrementos de 0,05 m/s a cada 3 min até a exaustão voluntária. Uma resposta linear e exponencial foram observadas para a FC e o lactato sanguíneo, respectivamente, durante o protocolo incremental. Este comportamento foi semelhante ao demonstrado durante protocolos incrementais com objetivo de avaliar a capacidade e a potência aeróbia realizados em outras modalidades cíclicas. Além disso, foram encontradas correlações significantes entre o pico de velocidade (PV e a velocidade correspondente ao início do acúmulo de lactato no sangue (vOBLA (r = 0,87, p = 0,005 e do PV com tempo de prática de surfe (r = 0,70, p = 0,03. No entanto, não foram encontradas correlações significativas entre PV e vOBLA com nenhuma das variáveis antropométricas mensuradas. Assim, podemos concluir que o protocolo incremental específico de remada no surfe utilizado no presente estudo poderia ser uma ferramenta útil na determinação de índices relacionados à capacidade (vOBLA e potência (PV aeróbia de surfistas.

  20. Molecular Dynamics of Spin Crossover: the (P,T) phase diagram of [Fe(PM-BIA)2(NCS)2

    CERN Document Server

    Marbeuf, A; Matar, S F; Kabalan, L; Ltard, J F; Guionneau, P

    2013-01-01

    The spin crossover properties and the domains of existence of the different phases for the [Fe(PM-BIA)2(NCS)2] complex are obtained from combining DFT and classical molecular dynamics (MD). The potential energy surfaces expressed in the Morse form for Fe-N interactions are deduced from molecular DFT calculations and they allow producing Infra Red and Raman frequencies. These Fe-N potentials inserted in a classical force field lead from MD calculations to the relative energies of the high spin and low spin configurations of the orthorhombic structure. The MD investigations have also allowed assessing the experimental (P, T) phase diagram by showing the monoclinic polymorph in its two spin- states, and generating two triple points.

  1. Coprological study on helminth fauna in Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) from the Bia?owieza Primeval Forest in eastern Poland.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Szczesna, J; Popio?ek, M; Schmidt, K; Kowalczyk, R

    2008-08-01

    One hundred fecal samples were collected during research on Eurasian lynx ecology and food habits in the Polish part of the Bia?owieza Primeval Forest (BPF) from 2001 to 2006. Seventy-three percent of samples contained eggs or larvae of helminths. A total of 10 species of helminths was identified, including 3 Cestoda (Diphyllobothrium latum, Spirometra janickii, and unidentified species of Taeniidae), 1 Trematoda (Alaria alata), and 6 Nematoda (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Eucoleus aerophilus, Metastrongylus sp., Nematodirus sp., and Toxocara cati). Alaria alata has not been reported previously in lynx. A statistical comparison of the 2 techniques used to isolate eggs, i.e., flotation and sedimentation, indicates that sedimentation was more effective. PMID:18576790

  2. Macromycetes of oak-hornbeam forests in the Białowieża National Park - monitoring studies

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alina Skirgiełło

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Mycosociological observations were carried out between 1994-1996 on permanent plots within a Tilio-Carpinetum association in the Białowieża National Park. The project was carried out with international cooperation within the "Mycological monitoring in European oak forests" programme which was a result of multiple signals concerning the disappearance of oaks in our continent. Almost 40 years before mycosociological research in the same plant association and at the same plots were carried out. Studies were mainly concerned with analysing the terrestrial macromycetes, predominantly Boletales and Agaricales. They analysed the occurrence of saprotrophic and mycorrhizal fungi. Totaly 215 species from the above listed ecological groups, but there were only 34 species common to both studies. Dominating species within the mycorrhizal group were found.

  3. Biodigestão anaeróbia de efluente de abatedouro avícola

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Arley Borges de Morais Oliveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar o processo de biodigestão anaeróbia no tratamento de efluentes de abatedouro avícola, considerando-se os TRH de 7, 14 e 21 dias, além da adição de enzima lipolítica aos substratos, nas concentrações de 0; 0,5; 1,0 e 1,5 g L-1 de carga adicionada aos biodigestores. A influência dos TRH e da adição de enzima lipolítica aos substratos foi avaliada por meio das produções de biogás e CH4, dos potenciais de produção por DQO, adicionada e removida, bem como pelas reduções dos teores de DQO, concentrações de N, P e K e dos valores de pH. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que houve influência dos TRH (em que o TRH 7 expressou os melhores resultados, para produção semanal média de biogás, com 40,7 L, e CH4, com 32,2 L e das concentrações de enzimas, com maiores valores de produção para os tratamentos 1,0 (24,6 L e 1,5 g L-1 (26,2 L, que não diferiram entre si. As concentrações de enzimas de 1,0 e 1,5 g L-1 apresentaram maiores potenciais de produção de biogás (1,1 e 1,1 L g-1 de DQO adicionada, respectivamente e metano (0,9 e 0,8 L g¹ de DQO adicionada, respectivamente, quando comparadas com as da 0,5 g L-1 (0,8 e 0,7 L g-1 biogás e CH4, respectivamente e 0 (0,7 e 0,5 L g-1 biogás e CH4, respectivamente. As maiores remoções de DQO foram alcançadas nas concentrações de 0,5 g L-1 (83,3% e TRH de 21 dias (74,4%. Contudo, para que haja maior eficiência na reciclagem energética, recomenda-se a utilização de concentrações de 1,0 g L-1 de efluente e tempo de retenção hidráulica de 7 dias.

  4. [Microbiological quality of indoor air at the School of Building and Environmental Engineering at Białystok University of Technology].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Butarewicz, Andrzej

    2005-01-01

    The investigation of microbiological rate of indoor air pollution on Faculty of Building and Environmental Engineering at Białystok University of Technology were made by sedimentation method in accordance with Polish standards (PN-89/Z-04111/01,02,03). Six series of measurements were carried out from autumn 2002 to spring 2003. The results show bad microbiological quality of indoor air on Faculty of Building and Environmental Engineering at Białystok University of Technology. It was found that the number of Staphylococcus, Actinomycetales as well as the total count of bacteria were too high and broke the Polish regulations of the clear air. Because of the students' and other workers' safety, monitoring of microbiological pollution of the indoor air must be done and existing emergency to improve the quality of the air must be lead. PMID:16252812

  5. Participation and Protected Areas Governance: the Impact of Changing Influence of Local Authorities on the Conservation of the Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland

    OpenAIRE

    Jouni Paavola; Bogumiła Jędrzejewska; Krzysztof Niedziałkowski

    2012-01-01

    According to the new conservation paradigm, protected areas should contribute to the socioeconomic development of host communities, and the latter ought to be included in participatory decision making concerning these areas. However, the understanding of participation is ambiguous and there are at least three major approaches, which may have different impacts on the governance of protected areas. We examine the case of the Białowieża Primeval Forest in order to trace the effectivene...

  6. Water Quality from Mangrove Forest: The Kings Royally Initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand

    OpenAIRE

    Orathai Jitthaisong; Pricha Dhanmanonda; Kasem Chunkao; Sakhan Teejuntuk

    2012-01-01

    The study was aimed to study water quality treated by mangrove forest. This study has been conducted at the mangrove forest site of the Kings Royally Initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project (the Royal LERD Project), Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand. The study site, where Avicennia marina is dominant plant, is divided into in 3 areas; (A) the tideland area between constructed pond and mangrove forest, 200 meters from outlet (B) area of mangrove ...

  7. Osteossíntese distal de tíbia por transfixação tíbio-tarsal em pequenos animais

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Teixeira Marcelo Weinstein

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste experimento foram utilizados 15 animais, 11 caninos e 4 felinos, portadores de fratura distal de tíbia, tratados pela imobilização tíbio-tarsal com um fixador externo. O aparelho na maioria dos casos apresentou uma configuração consistindo de dois pinos na porção proximal da tíbia, um ou dois no calcâneo e um ou dois pinos nos metatarsianos, todos conectados externamente por uma barra de acrílico autopolimerizante. O aparelho foi removido em média aos 45 dias de pós-operatório, quando foi observado radiograficamente o desaparecimento da linha de fratura óssea. Quatorze animais (93,3% tiveram recuperação funcional total do membro operado, com perfeita deambulação, uma semana após a remoção do fixador. Diante dos resultados obtidos, pode-se afirmar que a técnica é eficaz na correção de fraturas distais de tíbia, inclusive as expostas.

  8. Systemy ekspresyjne białek cytochromu P450 w badaniach in vitro metabolizmu leków

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Monika Pawłowska

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Białka cytochromu P450 to najważniejsze enzymy biorące udział w metabolizmie większości stosowanych w klinice leków, odpowiedzialne za ich aktywację lub detoksykację. Niektóre z dróg metabolizmu leku mogą być jednak odpowiedzialne za jego podwyższoną toksyczność. Nowe systemy ekspresyjne białek cytochromu P450 w komórkach ssaków, w tym człowieka, projektowane są w celu poznania roli metabolizmu w mechanizmie działania potencjalnych, jak i stosowanych w klinice leków, zarówno na poziomie molekularnym, jak i komórkowym. Mogą też służyć do badania wpływu badanych związków na aktywność i ekspresję enzymów metabolizujących. Szczególne znaczenie, zwłaszcza w badaniach potencjalnych chemioterapeutyków, mają ludzkie nowotworowe linie komórkowe wykazujące nadekspresję izoenzymów cytochromu P450. W badaniach nad metabolizmem i toksycznością leków najczęściej stosowaną linią komórkową jest ludzka linia HepG2 wyprowadzona z nowotworu wątroby. Ze względu jednak na niski poziom enzymów metabolizujących w tych komórkach, opracowano linię komórkową Hep3A4, która charakteryzowała się podwyższoną ekspresją izoenzymu CYP3A4. Stabilną nadekspresję izoenzy­mów cytochromu P450 uzyskano również w komórkach kolejnej linii wyprowadzonej z ludzkiego nowotworu wątroby, HepaRG oraz w komórkach linii IGROV-1, wywodzących się z nowotworu jajnika, a także dwóch linii wyprowadzonych z nowotworu okrężnicy: Caco-2 i LS180. W pracy przedstawiono dotychczas opracowane systemy ekspresyjne białek cytochromu P450 – modele: bakteryjny, drożdżowy, owadzi i ssaczy, w tym ludzki, z uwzględnieniem ich zalet i wad pod kątem przydatności do badań podstawowych, jak i wykorzystania na skalę komercyjną.

  9. Baltic Sea coastal erosion; a case study from the Jastrzębia Góra region

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Uścinowicz Grzegorz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The coastline in the Jastrzębia Góra area can be divided into three major zones of general importance: a beach and barrier section, a cliff section, and a section protected by a heavy hydrotechnical construction. These areas are characterised by a diverse geology and origin, and hence different vulnerability to erosion. In addition, observations have demonstrated a different pace of erosion within each zone. Based on the results obtained by remote sensing methods (analysis of aerial photographs and maps, it has been determined that the coastline in the barrier area, i.e., to the west of Jastrzębia Góra, moved landwards by about 130 m, in a period of 100 years, and 80 m over about 50 years. A smaller displacement of the shoreline could be observed within the cliff. Between the middle of the twentieth and the start of the twenty-first centuries the shore retreated by about 25 m. However, in recent years, an active landslide has led to the displacement of the uppermost part of the cliff locally up to 25 m. Another issue is, functioning since 2000, a heavy hydrotechnical construction which has been built in order to protect the most active part of the cliff. The construction is not stable and its western part, over a distance of 50 m, has moved almost 2 m vertically downwards and c. 2.5 m horizontally towards the sea in the past two years. This illustrates that the erosional factor does not comprise only marine abrasion, but also involves land-based processes determined by geology and hydrogeology. Changes in the shoreline at the beach and barrier part are constantly conditioned by rising sea levels, the slightly sloping profile of the sea floor and low elevation values of the backshore and dune areas. Cliffs are destroyed by mass wasting and repetitive storm surges that are responsible for the removal of the colluvium which protects the coast from adverse wave effects. Presumably, mass movements combined with groundwater outflow from the cliff, plus sea abrasion cause destabilisation of the cliff protection construction.

  10. „Silę ucho”, czyli co słychać w przekładzie. Niemieckojęzyczne warianty wiersza Skakanka ufoistki Mirona Białoszewskiego na tle zabiegów „przekładania” codzienności na język poetycki

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Aleksandra Burba

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article has been derived from a chapter of an MA thesis on everyday speech in Miron Białoszewski’s work. The text focuses on exposition of methodological assumptions - the notion of everyday speech and its translation into poetic language in Białoszewski’s works. In particular, the article discusses a series of non-professional translations of the poem UFO agent’s skipping rope into German, as an example of the functioning of the dominant of everyday speech in translations of Białoszewski’s poetry.

  11. Białoruskie elementy językowe w rosyjskiej gwarze staroobrzędowców mieszkających w regionie suwalsko-augustowskim

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dorota Angelika Paśko-Koneczniak

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Elements of the Belarusian language in the Russian dialect used by the Old Believers living in the Suwałki-Augustów regionThe article deals with the Belarusian elements in the Russian dialect of the Old Believers living in Poland. The Old Believers arrived in Poland in the second half of the 18th century. At present they live in the Suwałki-Augustów region in the north-eastern Poland. They inhabit mostly two villages in the county of Suwałki, namely Gabowe Grądy and Bór, which are very close to each other, and three towns: Augustów, Suwałki and Sejny. The dialect used by the Polish Old Believers represents the western Central Great Russian dialects characterized by akanie, the so-called Pskov group. They share features which are typical of Pskov. The dialect was also influenced by other north-eastern Belarusian dialects, that is, the ones which were closest to the areas originally inhabited by Old Believers, who migrated in phases. After each phase, their dialect came to reflect some new linguistic influences. A large number of lexemes directly borrowed from Polish, or via the Belarusian language, are found in this dialect, which is also characterized by other features common in Belarusian dialects or the Bulgarian language. By way of illustration, they include the following features: the prosthetic j-, prosthetic v-, the occurrence of the endings –im and –ym in the case of singular masculine adjectives in the locative, promotion of the endings –i and –y in the case of the plural masculine and neutral nouns in the nominative, and the occurrence of lexemes borrowed from the Belarusian language. Białoruskie elementy językowe w rosyjskiej gwarze staroobrzędowców mieszkających w regionie suwalsko-augustowskimArtykuł poświęcony jest problematyce białoruskich elementów językowych w rosyjskiej gwarze staroobrzędowców mieszkających w Polsce. Staroobrzędowcy pojawili się na terytorium Polski w drugiej połowie XVIII w. Obecnie mieszkają w regionie suwalsko-augustowskim w północno-wschodniej Polsce. Największe skupisko staroobrzędowców znajduje się w dwóch sąsiadujących ze sobą wsiach powiatu augustowskiego – Gabowych Grądach i Borze, oraz w miastach Augustów i Suwałki. Gwara polskich staroobrzędowców należy do narzecza zachodniego środkowowielkoruskich gwar akających, tzw. grupy pskowskiej i charakteryzuje się typowymi cechami pskowskimi. Na gwarę wpływały także północno-wschodnie gwary białoruskie, czyli gwary znajdujące się najbliżej terenów macierzystych staroobrzędowców. Migracja staroobrzędowców była etapowa i po każdym etapie ich gwara odzwierciedlała nowe wpływy językowe. W gwarze widoczna jest duża ilość leksemów zapożyczonych bezpośrednio z języka polskiego lub za pośrednictwem języka białoruskiego. Badana gwara charakteryzuje się cechami wspólnymi z gwarami białoruskimi lub językiem białoruskim, np. protetycznym j-, protetycznym v-, występowaniem końcówek –im, –ym w miejscowniku liczby pojedynczej w przymiotnikach rodzaju męskiego, upowszechnieniem końcówek –i, –y w mianowniku liczby mnogiej rzeczowników rodzaju męskiego i nijakiego, występowaniem leksemów zapożyczonych z języka białoruskiego.

  12. Avaliação da biodegradabilidade anaeróbia de lixiviados de aterro sanitários Evaluate of the anaerobic biodegradability of landfill leachate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Míriam Cristina Santos Amaral

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste artigo foram investigar as condições ambientais e operacionais favoráveis ao desenvolvimento do teste de biodegradabilidade anaeróbia para lixiviados de aterro sanitário. As condições avaliadas foram a relação alimento/microrganismo (A/M, aclimatação do lodo, e toxicidade devido à alta concentração de amônia. Os resultados indicaram que a relação A/M equivalente a 0,45 apresentou-se como a mais favorável à realização do teste, e que o lodo empregado apresentou boa capacidade de adaptação ao lixiviado, não demandando aclimatação prévia. O lixiviado em questão apresentou relativamente baixa biodegradabilidade anaeróbia, associado aos resultados de estudos de biodegradabilidade aeróbia anteriores que sugerem que uma significativa fração de matéria orgânica é refratária mesmo ao metabolismo aeróbio,indica que o tratamento físico-químico deve ser utilizado como forma de pré ou pós-tratamento.The objectives of this article were to investigate the favorable environment and operational conditions to the development of the anaerobic biodegradability test for landfill leachate. The evaluated conditions were the relation food/microrganismo (A/M, seed acclimatization, and toxicity due to high ammonia concentration. The results indicated that A/M relation equivalent to 0,45 was presented as most favorable to the accomplishment of the test, and that the seed used presented good capacity of adaptation to the leachate, not demanding previous acclimatization. The leachate in question presented relatively low anaerobic biodegradability, and associated to the results of previous studies of aerobic biodegradability suggest that a significant fraction of organic substance is refractory to the aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, indicating that the physical-chemical treatment must be used as form of pre or post-treatment.

  13. Uso do teste de duplos esforços para avaliação da capacidade aeróbia de ratos obesos induzidos por dieta

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bruna Brasil Brandão

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Há uma grande carência na literatura de estudos aprofundando o conhecimento em relação às ações do lactato e algumas limitações nas investigações com indivíduos saudáveis ou portadores de algum transtorno metabólico. OBJETIVO: Verificar se é possível avaliar a capacidade aeróbia de ratos obesos induzidos por dieta através do teste de duplos esforços. MÉTODOS: Quatorze ratos machos Wistar foram divididos em dois grupos: Controle (Con e Obeso (Obe. Os animais controles foram alimentados com ração-padrão e água fornecida ad libitum. O grupo de ratos obesos foi alimentado com ração padrão e dieta hiperlipídica. Após 12 semanas do início da dieta foi realizado o teste de tolerância à insulina, de máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL e o teste de duplos esforços. RESULTADOS: A dieta foi eficiente para induzir a obesidade nos animais. Os animais obesos apresentaram redução na sensibilidade à insulina de aproximadamente 19% (Con = 2,156 ± 0,1187 UA versus Obe = 1,742 ± 0,1551 UA. No teste de máxima fase estável, a concentração de lactato e velocidade correspondente ao limiar anaeróbio foram 3,780 ± 0,09 mmol/L e 18 m.min-1, para ambos os grupos. A velocidade de limiar estimada pelo teste de duplos esforços foi de 15,59 ± 0,653 m.min-1 para os animais controles e 14,02 ± 0,565 m.min-1 para os animais obesos. O teste de duplos esforços subestimou a capacidade aeróbia dos animais controles em 13% e obesos em 8,7%, contudo, apresentou correlação significativa com a MFEL (r = 0,88; P < 0,0075 Con / r = 0,92; P < 0,0031 Obe. CONCLUSÃO: O teste de duplos esforços pode ser uma alternativa interessante para avaliar a capacidade aeróbia tanto de animais sedentários saudáveis como de animais obesos.

  14. Avaliação da qualidade de vida em pacientes com fratura da tíbia Assessment of quality of life in patients with tibia fractures

    OpenAIRE

    Oswaldo Roberto Nascimento; Fábio Serra Cemin; Maurício de Morais; Rui dos Santos Barroco; Edison Noboru Fujiki; Carlo Milani

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto da fratura na qualidade de vida dos pacientes. MÉTODO: Os pacientes foram submetidos a um protocolo de dados clínicos e epidemiológicos, a uma avaliação específica para fraturas da tíbia, o método de Johner e Wruhs, cujo dados foram analisados por um questionário genérico para avaliação da qualidade de vida, o SF-36, o qual foi aplicado pelos autores, com um mínimo de seis meses de pós-operatório. Estes instrumentos foram também estratificados com relação ao retorn...

  15. Automated ground-based remote sensing measurements of greenhouse gases at the Białystok site in comparison with collocated in-situ measurements and model data

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. Messerschmidt

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The fully automated observatory for total greenhouse gas (GHG column measurements introduced here complements the in-situ facilities at the Białystok site in Poland. With the automated Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS, solar absorption measurements have been recorded nearly continuously since March 2009. In this article the automation system, including the hardware components and the automation software will be described in its basics. Furthermore the first comparison of the FTS dataset with the collocated in-situ measurements and the first comparison of the Jena CO2 inversion model are presented. This model identifies monthly variations in the total CO2 column and the seasonal amplitude is in good agreement with the FTS measurements.

  16. Modernization Of Public Space Floor And Its Impact On Area - The Example Of The Kościuszko Square In Białystok

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tofiluk, Anna

    2015-12-01

    The last 25 years have been in many Polish cities a period of intensive modernization and renewals of the existing public spaces. Most of all the resurfacing of the pavement and changing of street furniture have been held. In many cases, the transformations in the urban areas were integrated with exclusion from traffic. The question arises what criteria architects or landscape architects follow and what design solutions apply. It is also interesting how the new shape of the floor in public spaces (understood here as a pavement and street furniture together) can help to create integrating and activating space for residents. And how it can affect the quality of life in a wider area. This article attempts to answer these questions based on new solutions on Kosciuszko Square in Białystok, executed in 2005-2009.

  17. Antimony, Arsenic and Chromium Speciation Studies in Biała Przemsza River (Upper Silesia, Poland) Water by HPLC-ICP-MS

    OpenAIRE

    Magdalena Jabłońska-Czapla

    2015-01-01

    In this paper the total concentration of As, Cr, Sb, pH and the red-ox potential of water and sediment samples of the Biała Przemsza River were determined. The arsenic (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III), As(V)), chromium (Cr(III), Cr(VI)) and antimony (Sb(III), Sb(V)) forms were studied by HPLC-ICP-MS. Ions were successfully separated on Hamilton PRP-X100: (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III), As(V)), Dionex Ion Pac AS-7 (Sb(III), Sb(V)) and Dionex IonPac AG7 columns: Cr(III), Cr(VI) with LOD 0.16 μg/L, 0.08 μg/L, ...

  18. Aptidão aeróbia e amplitude dos domínios de intensidade de exercício no ciclismo

    OpenAIRE

    Renato Aparecido Corrêa Caritá; Fabrizio Caputo; Camila Coelho Greco; Benedito Sérgio Denadai

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A determinação dos domínios de intensidade de exercício tem importantes implicações na prescrição do treino aeróbio e na elaboração de delineamentos experimentais. OBJETIVO: Analisar os efeitos do nível de aptidão aeróbia sobre a amplitude dos domínios de intensidade de exercício durante o ciclismo. MÉTODOS: Doze ciclistas (CIC), 11 corredores (COR) e oito indivíduos não treinados (NT) foram submetidos aos seguintes protocolos em diferentes dias: 1) teste progressivo para determin...

  19. Estudi de la degradació anaeròbia de tres contaminants emergents : àcid clofíbric, carbamazepina i ibuprofè

    OpenAIRE

    Rodríguez Rey, Mauro; Barrena Gómez, Raquel; Vicent i Huguet, Teresa

    2009-01-01

    En el present estudi s'ha fet un seguiment baromètric de la producció de biogàs de tres compostos farmacèutics mitjançant tests de degradació anaeròbia. El llot del digestor anaerobi de l'estació depuradora d'aigües residuals (EDAR) de Granollers s'ha emprat com a inòcul. En un primer experiment, s'ha fet l'estudi de l'etapa metanogènica, amb metanol com a substrat i les concentracions de 5, 10 i 20 mg·L-1 d'àcid clofíbric (CLOFI, regulador lípid), ibuprofè (IBU, anti-inflamatori) i carbamaze...

  20. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de bovinos leiteiros submetidos a diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica

    OpenAIRE

    Amaral Cecília Maria Costa do; Amaral Luiz Augusto do; Lucas Júnior Jorge de; Nascimento Adjair Antônio do; Ferreira Daniel de Souza; Machado Márcia Rita Fernandes

    2004-01-01

    Utilizando-se biodigestores contínuos, abastecidos com dejetos de bovinos leiteiros e operados sob três tempos de retenção hidráulica, avaliou-se o efeito do processo de digestão anaeróbia sobre o número de microrganismos indicadores de poluição fecal, sobre a ocorrência de ovos e larvas de helmintos parasitas de ruminantes, analisando-se também os teores de sólidos totais e voláteis do afluente e dos efluentes, bem como a produção e a qualidade do biogás produzido. Verificou-se que vinte dia...

  1. [Pregnancy complicated by type I, type II and gestational diabetes: experiences from the diabetic-obstetric center of Bia?ystock].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kinalska, I; Kinalski, M; Telejko, B; Topolska, J; Zarzycka, B

    1999-12-01

    The aim of the study was the analysis of pregnancy outcome, newborn status, metabolic control and obstetric failure in 365 pregnant diabetic patients treated in Bia?ystok Diabetic-Obstetric Center. Abortions occurred in 1.64% of pregnancies, intrauterine deaths--in 1.1%, and newborns deaths--in 2.47% cases. Macrosomia was observed in 14.8% of children (from 12% in type 1--up to 25% in gestational diabetes class G2). Congenital malformations were seen in 16 newborns of type 1 diabetic women (9.6%), 2 newborns of type 2 diabetics (22.2%), 6 children of mothers with gestational diabetes class G1 (4.2%) and 4 (8.3%)--class G2. The discussion underlines the role of a long duration of the disease as a key factor increasing the risk of complications and the importance of a good metabolic control before and shortly after conception. PMID:11072539

  2. Participation and Protected Areas Governance: the Impact of Changing Influence of Local Authorities on the Conservation of the Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jouni Paavola

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available According to the new conservation paradigm, protected areas should contribute to the socioeconomic development of host communities, and the latter ought to be included in participatory decision making concerning these areas. However, the understanding of participation is ambiguous and there are at least three major approaches, which may have different impacts on the governance of protected areas. We examine the case of the Białowieża Primeval Forest in order to trace the effectiveness of changing modes of participation as well as to discuss the limitations and problems of public participation. Between 1918 and 2010, the role of local authorities changed from no influence to limited control over decision making regarding designation and enlargement of the Białowieża National Park (BNP. As a result of these changes, attempts to enlarge the BNP over the whole forest were undermined. The evidence shows that power relations and instrumental reasons constituted the main drivers of the changing participation pattern with deliberative rationale lacking. As a result, the conservation goals were only partially achieved. We argue that when interests are clearly conflicting and win–win solutions are difficult to reach, room for constructive participation may be limited. In these circumstances, public involvement may turn into yet another venue for a power play between actors with vested interests, without bringing gains in legitimacy or new policy options. This is especially the case for countries with a relatively short democratic record where the government lacks the consistency and capacity to steer the process over the longer term.

  3. Automated ground-based remote sensing measurements of greenhouse gases at the Białystok site in comparison with collocated in situ measurements and model data

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. Messerschmidt

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The in situ boundary layer measurement site in Białystok (Poland has been upgraded with a fully automated observatory for total greenhouse gas column measurements. The automated Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS complements the on-site in situ facilities and FTS solar absorption measurements have been recorded nearly continuously in clear and partially cloudy conditions since March 2009. Here, the FTS measurements are compared with the collocated tall tower data. Additionally, simulations of the Jena CO2 inversion model are evaluated with the Białystok measurement facilities. The simulated seasonal CO2 cycle is slightly overestimated by a mean difference of 1.2 ppm ± 0.9 ppm (1σ in comparison with the FTS measurements. CO2 concentrations at the surface, measured at the tall tower (5 m, 90 m, 300 m, are slightly underestimated by −1.5 ppm, −1.6 ppm, and −0.7 ppm respectively during the day and by −9.1 ppm, −5.9 ppm, and −1.3 ppm during the night. The comparison of the simulated CO2 profiles with low aircraft profiles shows a slight overestimation of the lower troposphere (by up to 1 ppm and an underestimation in near-surface heights until 800 m (by up to 2.5 ppm. In an appendix the automated FTS observatory, including the hardware components and the automation software, is described in its basics.

  4. Antimony, Arsenic and Chromium Speciation Studies in Biała Przemsza River (Upper Silesia, Poland) Water by HPLC-ICP-MS.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jabłońska-Czapla, Magdalena

    2015-05-01

    In this paper the total concentration of As, Cr, Sb, pH and the red-ox potential of water and sediment samples of the Biała Przemsza River were determined. The arsenic (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III), As(V)), chromium (Cr(III), Cr(VI)) and antimony (Sb(III), Sb(V)) forms were studied by HPLC-ICP-MS. Ions were successfully separated on Hamilton PRP-X100: (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III), As(V)), Dionex Ion Pac AS-7 (Sb(III), Sb(V)) and Dionex IonPac AG7 columns: Cr(III), Cr(VI) with LOD 0.16 μg/L, 0.08 μg/L, 0.09 μg/L, 0.012 μg/L, 0.08 μg/L, 0.12 μg/L, 0.009 μg/L, 0.012 μg/L, 0.19 μg/L, 0.37 μg/L, respectively. The simplified BCR three-step sequential chemical extraction was performed on the bottom sediment samples. The samples were collected monthly, between April and December 2014, at five sampling points. Large contents of manganese, lead, cadmium and zinc were found in the Biała Przemsza River water. In December 2014, the lead content in the bottom sediment in Sławków was nearly 6000 mg/kg. In the river water, only the inorganic arsenic speciation forms were found. Sb(V), As(V) and Cr(III) were dominant. Studies have shown that arsenic, antimony and chromium were mainly bound to oxides, organic matter and sulphides in the bottom sediments. PMID:25941843

  5. Antimony, Arsenic and Chromium Speciation Studies in Biała Przemsza River (Upper Silesia, Poland Water by HPLC-ICP-MS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Magdalena Jabłońska-Czapla

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the total concentration of As, Cr, Sb, pH and the red-ox potential of water and sediment samples of the Biała Przemsza River were determined. The arsenic (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III, As(V, chromium (Cr(III, Cr(VI and antimony (Sb(III, Sb(V forms were studied by HPLC-ICP-MS. Ions were successfully separated on Hamilton PRP-X100: (AB, MMA, DMA, As(III, As(V, Dionex Ion Pac AS-7 (Sb(III, Sb(V and Dionex IonPac AG7 columns: Cr(III, Cr(VI with LOD 0.16 μg/L, 0.08 μg/L, 0.09 μg/L, 0.012 μg/L, 0.08 μg/L, 0.12 μg/L, 0.009 μg/L, 0.012 μg/L, 0.19 μg/L, 0.37 μg/L, respectively. The simplified BCR three-step sequential chemical extraction was performed on the bottom sediment samples. The samples were collected monthly, between April and December 2014, at five sampling points. Large contents of manganese, lead, cadmium and zinc were found in the Biała Przemsza River water. In December 2014, the lead content in the bottom sediment in Sławków was nearly 6000 mg/kg. In the river water, only the inorganic arsenic speciation forms were found. Sb(V, As(V and Cr(III were dominant. Studies have shown that arsenic, antimony and chromium were mainly bound to oxides, organic matter and sulphides in the bottom sediments.

  6. Desempenho da potência anaeróbia em atletas de elite do mountain bike submetidos à suplementação aguda com creatina Anaerobic power output of elite off-road cyclists with acute oral creatine supplementation

    OpenAIRE

    Guilherme Eckhardt Molina; Guilherme Fávero Rocco; Keila Elizabeth Fontana

    2009-01-01

    Com o objetivo de investigar os efeitos da suplementação aguda com creatina no desempenho da potência anaeróbia de atletas de elite do mountain bike, 20 atletas em período básico do macrociclo de treinamento foram distribuídos aleatoriamente (duplo-cego) em dois grupos: placebo (PLA, n = 10) e creatina (CRE, n = 10). Foram avaliados quanto à composição corporal (pesagem hidrostática) e potência anaeróbia (teste de Wingate - TW) antes (PRÉ) e depois (PÓS) de sete dias de suplementação. A creat...

  7. Biodigestão anaeróbia com substrato formado pela combinação de esterco ovinocaprino, manipueira e biofertilizante

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Claudionor de Oliveira Silva

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A biodigestão anaeróbia é uma alternativa para o tratamento dos resíduos descartados tanto pela ovinocaprinocultura quanto pelo processo de fabricação da farinha de mandioca no estado de Alagoas, que apresentam um alto grau de poluição caracterizando-se por sua alta carga orgânica, causando impactos nos cursos d’água e solos próximos às casas de farinha. O presente estudo avaliou a biodigestão anaeróbia com substrato formado pela combinação de esterco ovinocaprino, manipueira e a adição de 25% de biofertilizante proveniente do mesmo substrato. O biodigestor utilizado foi o modelo Indiano, com capacidade útil de 80 litros e com tempo de retenção hidráulica de 50 dias, abastecido de forma contínua. O experimento foi realizado no Instituto Federal de Alagoas – Campus Marechal Deodoro, durante 130 dias, onde foram realizadas leituras de pH, análises de sólidos totais e a quantificação do biogás. Observou-se que, com o acréscimo de 25% de biofertilizante no substrato, reduziu-se a quantidade de solução alcalina usada na correção do pH, alcançando valores de pH médio entre 7,0 e 7,85, além de uma redução global de 40,85% de sólidos totais e uma produção média semanal de 5,36 litros de biogás por Kg de substrato. Assim sendo, estes resultados poderão ser utilizados como ferramenta para um melhor gerenciamento dos resíduos gerados pelas casas de farinha e/ou propriedades rurais.

  8. Aptidão aeróbia e amplitude dos domínios de intensidade de exercício no ciclismo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Renato Aparecido Corrêa Caritá

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A determinação dos domínios de intensidade de exercício tem importantes implicações na prescrição do treino aeróbio e na elaboração de delineamentos experimentais. OBJETIVO: Analisar os efeitos do nível de aptidão aeróbia sobre a amplitude dos domínios de intensidade de exercício durante o ciclismo. MÉTODOS: Doze ciclistas (CIC, 11 corredores (COR e oito indivíduos não treinados (NT foram submetidos aos seguintes protocolos em diferentes dias: 1 teste progressivo para determinação do limiar de lactato (LL, consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2máx e sua respectiva intensidade (IVO2máx; 2 três testes de carga constante até a exaustão a 95, 100 e 110% IVO2máx para a determinação da potência crítica (PC; 3 testes até a exaustão para determinar a intensidade superior do domínio severo (Isup. As amplitudes dos domínios (moderado pesado severo < Isup foram expressas como percentual da Isup (VO2. RESULTADOS: A amplitude do domínio moderado foi similar entre CIC (52 ± 8% e COR (47 ± 4% e significantemente maior no CIC em relação ao NT (41 ± 7%. O domínio pesado foi significantemente menor no CIC (17 ± 6% em relação ao COR (27 ± 6% e NT (27 ± 9%. Em relação ao domínio severo não foram encontradas diferenças significantes entre os CIC (31 ± 7%, COR (26 ± 5% e NT (31 ± 7%. CONCLUSÃO: O domínio pesado de exercício é mais sensível a mudanças determinadas pelo nível de aptidão aeróbia, existindo a necessidade de que se atenda ao princípio da especificidade do movimento, quando se pretende obter um elevado grau de adaptação fisiológica.

  9. Validade do teste de 30 minutos (T-30) na determinação da capacidade aeróbia, parâmetros de braçada e performance aeróbia de nadadores treinados Validity of 30 minutes test (T-30) in aerobic capacity, stroke parameters and aerobic performance determination of trained swimmers

    OpenAIRE

    Rafael Deminice; Marcelo Papoti; Alessandro de Moura Zagatto; Milton Vieira do Prado Júnior

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar a utilização da velocidade de 30 minutos (VT-30), freqüência de braçada (fB), comprimento de braçada (CB) e índice de braçada (IB), obtidos no teste T-30, como métodos não-invasivos para determinação da performance aeróbia e técnica de nadadores treinados. Catorze nadadores submeteram-se a três esforços de 400m (85, 90 e 100% do esforço máximo) para determinação da velocidade de limiar anaeróbio (VLan) correspondente à concentração fixa de 3,5mM de ...

  10. Fixação interna de fratura de epífise proximal de tíbia em potro Internal fixation of the tibial proximal epiphyses fracture in a foal

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Henrique Maciel Brunner

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available A fratura Salter Harris tipo II ocorre comumente na epífise proximal de tíbia em potros e tem reparação difícil mas com o advento das técnicas de fixação interna, o prognóstico tem melhorado. No caso descrito, em um potro da raça árabe de 26 dias de idade, com fratura proximal de tíbia direita tipo Salter Harris II, foram utilizadas as placas de compressão para garantirem estabilização e aproximação dos fragmentos fraturados, porém com risco de ocasionar distúrbios no desenvolvimento esquelético. No caso relatado, através do controle radiológico, não foi evidenciada diminuição da radioluscência na região correspondente à cartilagem de conjugação proximal da tíbia. O artigo tem como objetivo discutir o tratamento empregado que se mostrou como alternativa viável pelo resultado favorável com bons resultados.The most frequent fracture is tibia’s proximal epiphysis in foals is Salter Harris type II although its difficult to repair. The development of the inner fixation technique has been made the prognosis better. The dynamic compression bone plate allow guaranteed reduction and stabilization of the bone’s fragments, but it can promote development disturbs. In this case, by the radiological control, it has not shown less radiolucency in the proximal tibia’s growth plate. The treatment used showed itself as a feasible alternative because of the favourable good results.

  11. Alterações histológicas provocadas pelas ondas ultrassônicas contínuas de 01 MHz no disco epifisário em tíbia de camundongo =Histological changes caused by continuous ultrasonic waves of 01 MHz on the epiphyseal disk of murine tibia

    OpenAIRE

    Silva, Daniela Pinheiro da; Muniz, José Wagner Cavalcante; Barcessat, Ana Rita Pinheiro

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos: Verificar alterações histológicas no disco epifisário da tíbia em crescimento de camundongos em exposição a ondas ultrassônicas de frequência de 1 MHz. Métodos: Estudo experimental de natureza quantitativa e randomizado. Para tanto, 16 camundongos albinos da linhagem Swiss Webster, em fase de crescimento, com idade de três semanas e peso entre 10-15 g foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois grupos de oito animais cada um, e expostos a ondas ultrassônicas na tíbia direita. Os g...

  12. Como são tratadas as fraturas expostas da tíbia no Brasil? Estudo transversal How are tibial open fractures treated in Brazil? A cross-sectional Study

    OpenAIRE

    Daniel Balbachevsky; João Carlos Belloti; César Vinícius Enzo Martins; Hélio Jorge Alvachian Fernandes; Flávio Faloppa; Fernando Baldy dos Reis

    2005-01-01

    Este estudo transversal foi realizado durante o 36º Congresso Brasileiro de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, para identificar a opinião do ortopedista brasileiro a respeito das preferências de tratamento das fraturas expostas da tíbia nos adultos. Foram respondidos 507 questionários, sendo que os resultados demonstram consenso em relação aos seguintes aspectos: classificação, 78,5% utilizam a de Gustilo-Anderson; indicação de tratamento cirúrgico, 76,3% preferem operar todos as fraturas; pressão de...

  13. Comparação da potência anaeróbia mensurada pelo teste de RAST em diferentes condições de calçado e superfícies

    OpenAIRE

    Carlos Augusto Kalva-Filho; João Paulo Loures; Vanessa Holtz Franco; Edson Itaru Kaminagakura; Alessandro Moura Zagatto; Marcelo Papoti

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: O Running Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) tem sido considerado um teste válido para avaliação anaeróbia. Entretanto, como a superfície e o calçado podem afetar alguns parâmetros mensurados durante o exercício, isso pode modificar os parâmetros do RAST. OBJETIVO: Comparar as variáveis do RAST mensuradas utilizando chuteiras na grama (RAST CG) e tênis na pista (RAST TP). MÉTODOS: Oito jogadores de futebol (da categoria sub-17) participaram do estudo. Os participantes realizaram dois RA...

  14. Efeito do ultrassom terapêutico de baixa intensidade em fratura induzida em tíbia de ratos The effect of low-intensity therapeutic ultrasound in induced fracture of rat tibiae

    OpenAIRE

    Aldo José Fontes-Pereira; Renato da Costa Teixeira; Antônio Jorge Barbosa de Oliveira; Roberto Waldesmand Farias Pontes; Rui Sérgio Monteiro de Barros; José Nazareno Cunha Negrão

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Averiguar os possíveis efeitos do ultrassom de baixa intensidade, utilizado em tratamentos fisioterapêuticos de rotina, em fratura induzida em tíbia de ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 20 ratos machos Wistar, distribuídos em 2 grupos, com 10 animais, cada. No grupo ultrassom (GUS), os animais sofreram fratura óssea e tratamento com ultrassom terapêutico (UST) a 1,0 MHz e intensidade de 0,2 W/cm², no modo pulsado a 20%, aplicado de forma estacionária, por 10 minutos, na região da fra...

  15. Efeito da fermentação aeróbia na viabilidade de ovos de nematódeos trichostrongilídeos Viability of trichostrongylid nematode eggs after aerobic fermentation

    OpenAIRE

    Terezinha Padilha Charles; John Furlong; Clóvis de Paula Santos

    1996-01-01

    O efeito da fermentação aeróbia na viabilidade de avos de nematódeos trichostrongilídeos foi avaliado em um sistema em que fezes de ovinos contendo ovos de Haemonchus contortus foram imersas em um tanque de fermentação dotado de aerador mecânico intermitente e fezes de bovinos com ovos de nematódeos trichostrongilídeos havendo predomínio de Cooperia sp. foram deixadas fermentar em depósitos a campo. Amostras dos ovos submetidas aos dois processos de fermentação foram colhidas em diferentes in...

  16. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de poedeiras coletados após diferentes períodos de acúmulo Anaerobic biodigestion of laying hens manure collected after different periods of accumulation

    OpenAIRE

    Romildo Marques de Farias; Marco Antonio Previdelli Orrico Junior; Ana Carolina Amorim Orrico; Rodrigo Garófallo Garcia; Stanley Ribeiro Centurion; Alexandre Rodrigo Mendes Fernandes

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a interferência do tempo de acúmulo sobre o desempenho do processo de biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de aves de postura. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos que constaram de 1, 8, 15 e 22 dias de acúmulo dos dejetos, efetuando-se cinco repetições por tratamento, totalizando assim 20 biodigestores. Foram utilizados biodigestores do tipo batelada de bancada com capacidade útil para 3 litros de substrato...

  17. Post-Mortem Evaluation of Pathological Lesions in European Bison (Bison Bonasus in the Białowieża Primeval Forest Between 2008 and 2013

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    K. Krzysiak Michał

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The study presents the analysis of the findings of 234 post-mortem examinations on free-ranging and captive European bison selectively culled or having fallen between 2008 and 2013 in Białowieża Primeval Forest. Pneumonia, emphysema, nephritis, bodily traumas, and intestinal lesions were observed in 106 (45.3%, 77 (32.9%, 82 (35.0%, 68 (29.1%, and 56 (23.9% animals respectively and were the most common pathological changes. Almost half of all males (66 out of 140; 47.1% tested showed some pathological changes of prepuce and penis, described as posthitis or balanoposthitis. Infection with liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica and lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus was observed macroscopically in 114 (48.7% and 80 (32.9% bison respectively. F. hepatica prevalence was associated with the emergence of other liver changes such as hepatitis and cirrhosis (P < 0.001. Similarly, the prevalence of D. viviparus coincided with pneumonia (P = 0.001, changes in the upper respiratory tract (P = 0.04, and emphysema (P < 0.001. Hepatitis, infection with F. hepatica, and pathological lesions in the male and female reproductive tracts were associated with the animals’ age. Mechanical injuries, caused by other bison or less commonly by traffic accidents, were the most common cause of death of bison below six months of age. Most pathological changes were significantly more frequent in the selectively culled animals in comparison with the ones having fallen, which confirms the desirability of elimination as a tool to improve the health and welfare of the bison population and limit the number of reservoirs of invasive and possibly infectious diseases.

  18. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de bovinos leiteiros submetidos a diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Amaral Cecília Maria Costa do

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando-se biodigestores contínuos, abastecidos com dejetos de bovinos leiteiros e operados sob três tempos de retenção hidráulica, avaliou-se o efeito do processo de digestão anaeróbia sobre o número de microrganismos indicadores de poluição fecal, sobre a ocorrência de ovos e larvas de helmintos parasitas de ruminantes, analisando-se também os teores de sólidos totais e voláteis do afluente e dos efluentes, bem como a produção e a qualidade do biogás produzido. Verificou-se que vinte dias de retenção hidráulica foram suficientes para reduzir significativamente o número de microorganismos indicadores de poluição fecal e a quantidade de ovos de helmintos parasitas de ruminantes. Os resultados obtidos nas análises de sólidos totais e voláteis, bem como a produção de biogás (m³/dia, permitem concluir que o biodigestor modelo Chinês operado com 20 dias de tempo de retenção hidráulica, apresentou mais eficiência. Vale ressaltar que vinte dias de retenção foram insuficientes para impedir a sobrevivência de larvas de helmintos parasitas de ruminantes.

  19. Redução de Bactérias Indicadoras de Poluição Fecal em Estrume de Aves de Postura Tratados por Biodigestão Anaeróbia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Amaral LA1

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A digestão anaeróbia pode auxiliar na redução de patógenos e poluição ambiental pela redução dos sólidos e microrganismos de presença indesejável nos efluentes. No presente trabalho objetivou-se a avaliação da redução de microorganismos indicadores de contaminação fecal através do processo de biodigestão anaeróbica de dejetos de aves de postura em biodigestores contínuos, operados em diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH: 40, 30, 25, 20 e 15 dias, e biodigestores de batelada com e sem a utilização de inóculo. Foi observada nos dois tipos de biodigestores uma redução acima de 99,0% para os coliformes totais e fecais, mostrando a eficiência do processo. Os resultados obtidos no presente trabalho mostram que o processo de biodigestão anaeróbia melhora a qualidade microbiológica do estrume, constituindo-se uma medida preventiva importante para se preservar a qualidade do solo e dos mananciais de água, quando da sua aplicação como biofertilizante.

  20. Enzimas hidrolíticas extracelulares de isolados de rizóbia nativos da Amazônia Central, Amazonas, Brasil Extracellular hydrolytic enzymes in indigenous strains of rhizobia in Central Amazonia, Amazonas, Brazil

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Arlem Nascimento de Oliveira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A associação rizóbia x leguminosa contribui para enriquecer o solo com nitrogênio por meio da fixação biológica. Entretanto, pouco se conhece a respeito do perfil enzimático desses microrganismos. Nesse contexto, a presente investigação propõe avaliar a produção de enzimas hidrolíticas extracelulares por isolados de rizóbia nativos da Amazônia Central. Essa triagem constitui o primeiro passo na seleção de microrganismos nativos que são potencialmente exploráveis como produtores de enzimas. Foram testados 67 isolados nativos de rizóbia para as atividades amilolítica, celulolítica, lactolítica, lipolítica, pectinolítica e proteolítica, em meio YMA modificado. A atividade ureolítica foi detectada em meio ágar-uréia. As bactérias isoladas dos nódulos de feijão caupi mostraram maior capacidade em produzir enzimas do que os isolados bacterianos de soja. De todas as enzimas hidrolíticas avaliadas, apenas a pectinase não foi detectada neste estudo. Amilase (32,8%, protease (28,4%, urease (20,9% e carboximetilcelulase (9,0% foram as enzimas mais freqüentes produzidas pelos isolados. Neste trabalho, apenas as enzimas amilase e protease variaram significativamente entre os isolados de rizóbia. Os isolados INPA R-926 e INPA R-915 exibiram os maiores índices amilolíticos (IE = 3,1 e proteolíticos (IE = 6,6, respectivamente. Este estudo revelou alguns isolados de rizóbia nativos da Amazônia Central como fontes promissoras de enzimas de importância industrial para uso biotecnológico.Legumes enrich the soil by contributing nitrogen through symbiotic biological nitrogen fixation by rhizobia bacteria. However, very little is known about the extracellular enzymatic profile of these microorganisms. In this context, the production of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes by indigenous strains of rhizobia in Central Amazonia was evaluated. This screening constitutes the first step in selecting indigenous microorganisms that are potentially exploitable as enzyme producers. Indigenous strains of rhizobia were screened for extracellular amylolytic, carboxymethylcellulolytic, lactolytic, lipolytic, pectinolytic and proteolytic activities on modified YMA. Ureolytic activity was detected on a urea-agar slant. Rhizobia strains isolated from cowpea nodules produced more enzymes than those isolated from soybean nodules. Out of all the extracellular hydrolytic enzymes evaluated, only pectinase was not detected in this study. The most frequent rhizobia enzymes were amylase (32.8%, protease (28.4%, urease (20.9% and carboxymethylcellulase (9.0%. In this study, only amylase and protease enzymes varied significantly among rhizobia strains. INPA strains R-926 and R-915 showed the highest enzymatic levels for amylase (EI = 3.1 and protease (EI = 6.6, respectively. This paper showed some indigenous strains of rhizobia from Central Amazonia as promising sources of industrially relevant enzymes for biotechnological purposes.

  1. Capacidade aeróbia de ratos alimentados com dieta rica em frutose Aerobic capacity of rats fed with fructose rich diet

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rodrigo Ferreira de Moura

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Evidências apontam que a ingestão exacerbada de frutose pode desencadear distúrbios característicos da síndrome metabólica. OBJETIVOS: Analisar os efeitos da ingestão de dieta rica em frutose sobre aspectos metabólicos de ratos da linhagem Wistar. Adicionalmente, verificar a capacidade aeróbia através da identificação da máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis ratos foram separados em dois grupos de oito animais: a controle, alimentados com dieta balanceada, e b frutose, alimentados com dieta rica em frutose. Foram analisadas a tolerância à glicose (área sob a curva de glicose durante teste de tolerância à glicose, sensibilidade à insulina (taxa de remoção da glicose sérica após sobrecarga exógena de insulina, perfil lipídico sérico e concentração de lactato sanguíneo [lac]s durante exercício na intensidade da MFEL. RESULTADOS: Teste t não pareado (p INTRODUCTION: Evidence points that exacerbated ingestion of fructose may trigger disturbs characteristic of the metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effects of a fructose rich diet on metabolic aspects of Wistar lineage rats. Additionally, to verify the aerobic capacity, through the identification of the maximal lactate steady state (MSSL. PROCEDURES: Sixteen rats were separated in two groups of eight animals: a Control, fed a balanced diet, and b fructose, fed a fructose-rich diet. The glucose tolerance, (area under serum glucose during a glucose tolerance test, insulin sensibility (glucose disappearance rate after exogenous insulin administration, serum lipid profile and blood lactate concentration [lac]b during exercise at MSSL intensity, have been analyzed. RESULTS: Non-paired t test (p<0.05 revealed difference between groups in the area under the curve of glucose and serum triglycerides, no difference in insulin sensibility or in [lac]b was detected, though. One-way ANOVA with Newman Keuls post hoc revealed difference in the glucose kinetics during tolerance test, but not in the lactate kinetics during the MSSL. CONCLUSION: The physiological alterations promoted by fructose-rich diet and intrinsic to the metabolic syndrome do not harm the aerobic capacity of rats.

  2. Caracterização e biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos de caprinos Characterization and anaerobic digestion of goat manure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ana C. A. Orrico

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Quantificar e caracterizar os dejetos gerados por cabras Saanen em quatro categorias de idade e alimentadas com três dietas e na seqüência, e promover a biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos constituíram os objetivos deste trabalho. Para a produção de dejetos, foram utilizadas 36 cabras Saanen, com idades entre 2 e 4 (C1, 4 e 8 (C2, 8 e 12 (C3 e acima de 12 meses (C4, alimentadas com as dietas 1 (D1: 80% volumoso (Vol e 20% concentrado (Con; 2 (D2: 60% Vol e 40% Con e 3 (D3: 40% Vol e 20% Con. Foram quantificadas as produções diárias de fezes e urina e seus teores em N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn e Mn. Com a mistura das fezes e urina de todas as categorias, separadas segundo as dietas, foram abastecidos biodigestores batelada, com capacidade para 4 L de substrato em fermentação. A C1 apresentou menor (PThis study aimed quantify and characterize the manure generated by Saanen goats in four categories of age, fed with three diets and then promote the anaerobic digestion of the manures. Thirty six goats were used with ages between 2 and 4 (C1, 4 and 8 (C2, 8 and 12 (C3 and above 12 months (C4, fed with the diets 1 (D1: 80% forage (Fo and 20% concentrated (Co, 2 (D2: 60% Fo and 40% Co and 3 (D3: 40% Fo and 20% Co. The daily productions of feces and urine and its contents of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn were quantified. A mixture of feces and urine of all the categories of age was used; separated according to the diets, for the supply of batch digesters, with capacity of 4.0 liters of substrate in fermentation. The C1 presented smaller excretion (P<0.05 of feces (164.1 g of MS/animal per day and the smallest food consumption (362.16 g MS/animal per day. The largest concentrations of N, P, K, Ca, Mg and K occurred in the feces and urine generated by goats of C4 and fed by D3. The prepared substrate with manures originating from of D3 presented 45% of reduction in the contents of volatile solids (VS. The prepared substrate with manures of animals fed with D3 produced more biogas (P<0.01 for kg of total solids and VS added.

  3. Avaliação da qualidade de vida em pacientes com fratura da tíbia Assessment of quality of life in patients with tibia fractures

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oswaldo Roberto Nascimento

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto da fratura na qualidade de vida dos pacientes. MÉTODO: Os pacientes foram submetidos a um protocolo de dados clínicos e epidemiológicos, a uma avaliação específica para fraturas da tíbia, o método de Johner e Wruhs, cujo dados foram analisados por um questionário genérico para avaliação da qualidade de vida, o SF-36, o qual foi aplicado pelos autores, com um mínimo de seis meses de pós-operatório. Estes instrumentos foram também estratificados com relação ao retorno ou não dos pacientes a todas as atividades que realizavam antes do acidente. RESULTADOS: Observou-se uma diminuição dos valores de avaliação do questionário SF-36 demonstrada estatisticamente (pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of tibial fractures on patient's quality of life. METHOD: All patients were evaluated by means of a protocol of clinical and epidemiological data. The Johner and Wruhs method was employed to evaluate tibial fractures and the results were compared to those of the SF-36 Health Survey, which was applied by the authors from the sixth month postoperatively. Those methods were applied considering the return of the patients or not to all the activities they used to perform before the accident. RESULTS: We found a statistical significance (p<0.05 showed by Mann- Whitney's U-test between the component of SF-36, and return or not to previous activities. Regarding the results of SF36 and clinical evaluation (Johner and Wruhs, on the Kruskal-Wallis' test, we also found significant correlation. CONCLUSION: According to the established criteria and based on the results, tibial fractures, even with favorable clinical outcomes, result in a diminished quality of life.

  4. Adaptação dos testes de lactato mínimo, potência crítica e limiar anaeróbio para avaliação da transição anaeróbia-anaeróbia em protocolo específico para o tênis de mesa Adaptation of the lactate minimum, critical power and anaerobic threshold tests for assessment of the aerobic/anaerobic transition in a protocol specific for table tennis

    OpenAIRE

    Érika Alves Morel; Alessandro Moura Zagatto

    2008-01-01

    Os objetivos do estudo foram verificar a adaptação dos testes de lactato mínimo, freqüência crítica e limiar anaeróbio em protocolo específico para o tênis de mesa para avaliação da transição anaeróbia-anaeróbia; verificar a reprodutibilidade do teste de lactato mínimo; e verificar a associação desses procedimentos específicos com o limiar anaeróbio determinado em corrida em esteira rolante (LAn est). Para isso, foram estudados 11 mesatenistas com tempo mínimo de treinamento de dois anos. For...

  5. Fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugar cane silages treated with calcium oxide Perdas fermentativas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar aditivadas com cal virgem

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Paula de Toledo Piza Roth

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the effects of adding three levels (0.0; 0.5; 1.0 and 2.0% of calcium oxide (CaO on fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages. The experiment was carried out as a completely randomized design in a split-plot scheme with four treatments and three replicates. Calcium oxide addition did not affect dry matter losses during the anaerobic phase. The dry matter percentage increased linearly as calcium oxide percentage increased in the silage. The addition of calcium oxide resulted in higher pH at silo opening. The addition of 1.0 and 2.0% of CaO kept pH and temperature of the silages constant during nine days of air exposure, that result in higher aerobic stability and lower dry matter losses under aerobiosis.O objetivo neste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da adição de 0,0; 0,5; 1,0 e 2,0% de cal virgem (CaO nas perdas fermentativas e na estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental inteiramente ao acaso com quatro tratamentos e três repetições, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas. A adição de cal virgem não influenciou a perda de matéria seca durante a fase anaeróbia. Houve efeito linear positivo do aditivo no teor de MS das silagens. A adição de cal virgem aumentou o pH das silagens na abertura dos silos e os níveis de 1,0 e 2,0% do aditivo mantiveram os valores de pH e temperatura constantes durante nove dias de exposição das silagens ao ar, o que promoveu aumento da estabilidade aeróbia e menores perdas de matéria seca das silagens em aerobioses.

  6. Estimacin del agua corporal total y del peso seco, usando impedancia bioelctrica tetrapolar de multifrecuencia (BIA-4) en pacientes en hemodilisis / Total body water and dry weight estimation by using multi-frequency tetrapolar bioelectrical impedance

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Doris, Ramrez de Pea; Dagoberto, Almanza; Luis Alberto, ngel.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La medicin del "peso seco" en pacientes renales se ha tornado difcil por el sinnmero de variables que en l intervienen, dada la importancia de conocerlo por cuanto con l se determina el tratamiento dilitico, farmaclogico y nutricional se ha trabajado en diferentes ecuaciones y m [...] todos para obtenerlo. Objetivo. Describir la composicin corporal, el agua corporal total y el peso seco de pacientes con enfermedad renal en Hemodilisis Materiales y Mtodos. Se realiz un estudio descriptivo transversal en seis fases, desde el ao 2001 al 2010. Con el mtodo de BIA-1 Y BIA-4 (bioimpedancia de unifrecuencia y tetrapolar) y la ecuacin Ramrez-Almanza. Para la determinacin del peso seco se utilizaron los valores de normovolemia e hipervolemia y se utiliz un nuevo instrumento para diagnstico nutricional VGS-MIS. Resultados. El 50% de los pacientes estudiados tenan un diagnstico de Diabetes e Hipertensin, el 87% con riesgo leve de desnutricin, solo el 3% sin riesgo de desnutricin. El punto de cohorte de la Resistencia dada por la bioimpedancia de 550 permite determinar que pacientes con valores por debajo de ste son sintomticos con una alta sensibilidad 73% y una especificidad de 50%. Para el agua total corporal es posible utilizar la ecuacin Ramirez-Almanza pues tiene una buena correlacion mediana (0.76)con el ndice de impedancia de Kushner. La VGS-MIS es el mejor mtodo de valoracin encontrada hasta ahora para paciente renal porque involucra diferentes parmetros fsicos, nutricionales, clnicos y bioqumicos. Conclusin. El uso de la Bioimpedancia en paciente en hemodilisis ha permitido una mayor exactitud en el clculo del agua corporal total, peso seco y estado nutricional de los pacientes en hemodilisis. Abstract in english Background. Dry weight assessment in renal patients has got difficult because of many variables which are taken into account to do it. Because it is used to determine the dialytic, pharmacological and nutritional treatment in such patients, it has worked on different equations and methods in order t [...] o obtain it. Objetive. To describe body composition, total body water and dry weight of patiens who suffer from renal disease and are under hemodialysis. Materials and methods. A transversal descriptive study was carried out by six phases from the year 2001 to 2010. It was used the Unifrequency Tetrapolar Bioimpedance (BIA-1), the Multifrequency Tetrapolar Bioimpedance (BIA-4) and the Ramrez-Almanza equation. Normovolemia and hipervolemia values were used to establish dry weight and a new instrument was used in nutritional diagnosis to global subjective valuation in renal patient under hemodialysis, the Malnutrition Inflammation Score (MIS). Results. 50% of the studied patients had a diabetes and hipertension diagnosis, 87% were in a low risk of desnutrition, just 3% without any risk of desnutrition. The Resistance cohort point given by the bioimpedance of 550 allows to determine who patients with values under of this are somatics with 73% a hight sensibility and a 50% specificity. To total water weight it is possible to use the Ramirez-Almanza equation due to it has a good mediana correlation (0.76) with the Kushner Impedance Index. VGS-MIS is the best assessment method used until know on renal patient because it involves different physic, nutritional, clinic and biochemic parameters. Conclusion. Bioimpedance use on patient under hemodialysis has led a higher precision in the total body water, dry weight and nutritional state in such patients.

  7. O passeio de Bia (vídeo: apresentação e validade interna e externa de um recurso para a promoção de habilidades sociais de pré-escolares

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Camila Negreiros Comodo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El aprendizaje de habilidades sociales puede ocurrir de forma natural, sin embargo cuando eso no ocurre, es necesario crear condiciones para ese aprendizaje. Una de esas condiciones es el uso de diferentes recursos (libros, videos, juegos asociados o no la programas de habilidades sociales. Este trabajo describe el proceso y lo producto de la elaboracion de un video en que el personaje principal (Bia presenta modelo de alternativas de habilidades sociales delante de seis demandas: hacer pedido su madre, rechazar la oferta de ser llevado en coche, solucionar una disputa entre amigos, ayudar una senora a cruzar la calle, hacer pedido y negociar para tomar un helado, y hacer invitaciones. Las etapas de pre.produccion, produccion, filmacion y postproduccion del video se describen, y los indicadores de validez interna y externa obtenidos posteriormente se discuten.

  8. Redução de Bactérias Indicadoras de Poluição Fecal em Estrume de Aves de Postura Tratados por Biodigestão Anaeróbia

    OpenAIRE

    LA Amaral; DBL Schocken; Lucas Jr. J

    2000-01-01

    A digestão anaeróbia pode auxiliar na redução de patógenos e poluição ambiental pela redução dos sólidos e microrganismos de presença indesejável nos efluentes. No presente trabalho objetivou-se a avaliação da redução de microorganismos indicadores de contaminação fecal através do processo de biodigestão anaeróbica de dejetos de aves de postura em biodigestores contínuos, operados em diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH): 40, 30, 25, 20 e 15 dias, e biodigestores de batelada com e se...

  9. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de bovinos leiteiros submetidos a diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica Anaerobic biodigestion of the dairy catle manure with several hydraulic retention time

    OpenAIRE

    Cecília Maria Costa do Amaral; Luiz Augusto do Amaral; Jorge De Lucas Júnior; Adjair Antônio do Nascimento; Daniel de Souza Ferreira; Márcia Rita Fernandes Machado

    2004-01-01

    Utilizando-se biodigestores contínuos, abastecidos com dejetos de bovinos leiteiros e operados sob três tempos de retenção hidráulica, avaliou-se o efeito do processo de digestão anaeróbia sobre o número de microrganismos indicadores de poluição fecal, sobre a ocorrência de ovos e larvas de helmintos parasitas de ruminantes, analisando-se também os teores de sólidos totais e voláteis do afluente e dos efluentes, bem como a produção e a qualidade do biogás produzido. Verificou-se que vinte dia...

  10. Desempenho da potência anaeróbia em atletas de elite do mountain bike submetidos à suplementação aguda com creatina Anaerobic power output of elite off-road cyclists with acute oral creatine supplementation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Guilherme Eckhardt Molina

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de investigar os efeitos da suplementação aguda com creatina no desempenho da potência anaeróbia de atletas de elite do mountain bike, 20 atletas em período básico do macrociclo de treinamento foram distribuídos aleatoriamente (duplo-cego em dois grupos: placebo (PLA, n = 10 e creatina (CRE, n = 10. Foram avaliados quanto à composição corporal (pesagem hidrostática e potência anaeróbia (teste de Wingate - TW antes (PRÉ e depois (PÓS de sete dias de suplementação. A creatina ou maltodextrina foi usada em três doses diárias de 0,3g/kg de massa corporal diluídos em meio líquido adoçado. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas nas variáveis morfológicas após sete dias de suplementação (PRÉ x PÓS, e os grupos não diferiram apesar da variação percentual (Δ% contrária (positiva para o grupo CRE e negativa para o PLA. A potência anaeróbia pico (PP e o instante da potência pico (IPP aumentaram e o índice de fadiga diminuiu do PRÉ para o PÓS-testes no grupo CRE, enquanto que o grupo PLA não apresentou diferenças significantes. A PP apresentou forte tendência em ser maior e o IPP foi maior no grupo CRE comparado com o PLA. Conclui-se que existem evidências de que a suplementação com creatina (0,3g/kg em curto prazo (sete dias pode retardar o IPP (CRE 3,0 ± 0,5/3,6 ± 0,8 Δ%= 20% no teste de Wingate em atletas de elite do mountain bike, sugerindo que a suplementação com creatina pode melhorar o desempenho físico quanto à potência anaeróbia durante o trabalho de alta intensidade e curta duração.In order to investigate the effect of a high dose, acute oral creatine supplementation on anaerobic power of male off-road cyclists, twenty elite athletes training at the basic period were randomly (double-blind assigned into 2 groups: placebo (PLA n=10 and creatine (CRE n=10. They were submitted to a body composition evaluation (underwater weighting and Wingate Anaerobic Test (TW before (PRE and after (POS seven days of supplementation. The oral supplements (creatine and maltodextrine were taken in sweetened vehicle with three equal doses per day (0. 3 g/kg body mass/dose. After a seven-day period, no significant differences were found on morphological variables (PRE x POS and there was no difference between the groups in spite of the opposite percent variation (Δ% (positive for CRE and negative for PLA group. The anaerobic power output (PP and the moment of pick power (IPP increased and the fatigue index decreased from PRE to POST tests in CRE group; however, the PLA group did not show significant differences. The PP showed strong tendency to increased values and IPP was greater in the CRE compared with the PLA group. The results of the present study indicated that short-term creatine supplementation (0.3g/kg can postpone the anaerobic IPP (CRE 3.0 ± 0.5/3.6 ± 0.8 Δ%= 20% leading to significant improvement on the performance of power output and peak power moment in off-road cyclists.

  11. Anaerobic co-digestion of crude glycerin and starch industry effluent Codigestão anaeróbia de glicerina bruta e efluente de fecularia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Andrea C. Larsen

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The Brazil's Biodiesel Production and Use Program introduces biodiesel in the Brazilian energy matrix, bringing along the perspective of a growth of the glycerin offer, co-product generated in the proportion of 10 kg for each 100 L of biodiesel. The aim of this study was to evaluate the addition of crude glycerin in the anaerobic digestion of cassava starch industry effluent (cassava wastewater, in a horizontal semi-continuous flow reactor of one phase in laboratory scale. It was used a reactor with a 8.77 L of useful volume, a medium support for corrugated conduit of polyvinyl chloride (PVC, temperature of 261 ºC, fed with cassava wastewater and glycerin, with hydraulic detention times of 4 and 5 days and increasing volumetric organic load of 3.05; 9.32; 14.83 and 13.59 g COD L-1 d-1, obtained with the addition of glycerin at 0; 2; 3 and 2% (v/v, respectively. The average removal efficiencies of TS and TVS were decreasing from the addition of glycerin to the cassava wastewater, averaging 81.19 to 55.58% for TS and 90.21 to 61.45% for TVS. The addition of glycerin at 2% increased the biogas production compared to the control treatment, reaching 1.979 L L-1 d-1. The biogas production as a function of the consumed COD was higher for the control treatment than for the treatments with addition of glycerin, which indicates lower conversion of organic matter into biogas.O Programa Nacional de Produção e Uso do Biodiesel introduziu o biodiesel na matriz energética brasileira, trazendo a perspectiva de aumento da oferta de glicerina, coproduto gerado na proporção de 10 kg para cada 100 L de biodiesel. O objetivo principal deste trabalho foi avaliar a adição de glicerina bruta na digestão anaeróbia de efluente de indústria de fécula de mandioca (manipueira, em reator de fluxo semicontínuo horizontal de uma fase, em escala de laboratório. Foi utilizado um reator com volume útil de 8,77 L, meio suporte em eletroduto corrugado de policloreto de vinila (PVC, temperatura de 261 ºC, alimentado com manipueira e glicerina, aplicando-se tempos de detenção hidráulica de 4 e 5, dias e cargas orgânicas volumétricas crescentes de 3,05; 9,32; 14,83 e 13,59 g COD L-1 d-1, obtidas com a adição de glicerina aos níveis de 0; 2; 3 e 2% (v/v, respectivamente. As eficiências de remoção média de ST e STV foram decrescendo a partir da adição de glicerina à manipueira, com médias de 81,19 a 55,58 % para ST e 90,21 a 61,45% para STV. A adição de glicerina em 2% aumentou a produção de biogás em relação ao tratamento-controle, chegando a 1,979 L L-1 d-1. A produção de biogás em função da DQO consumida foi maior para o tratamento-controle que, para os tratamentos com adição de glicerina, indica menor conversão da matéria orgânica em biogás.

  12. Microbiota bacteriana aeróbia da conjuntiva de doadores de córnea Aerobic bacterial microbiota of the conjunctiva of cornea donors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Paula Fontana Lorenzini

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar a microbiota bacteriana aeróbia da conjuntiva de doadores de córnea e seu padrão de suscetibilidade a antibióticos; verificar o número de córneas utilizadas para transplante e a média de tempo de preservação em solução preservante com gentamicina e estreptomicina; traçar o perfil dos doadores e receptores de córnea. MÉTODOS: Espécimes clínicos foram colhidos de saco inferior da conjuntiva de ambos os olhos, de 40 doadores de córnea. As amostras foram inoculadas em ágar sangue azida, ágar chocolate e ágar MacConkey e o antibiograma foi realizado pelo método de Kirby-Bauer. RESULTADOS: A freqüência de cultura positiva da conjuntiva de doadores de córnea foi de 72,5%, sendo que Gram-positivos totalizaram 81,6% e apenas 18,4% das amostras foram identificadas como Gram-negativos. Vancomicina inibiu 100% dos Gram-positivos, ao passo que a sensibilidade dos Gram-negativos à gentamicina foi de 53,8% e à estreptomicina foi de 30%. O sexo masculino predominou entre os doadores e receptores, a média de tempo entre o óbito e a enucleação foi de 2h e a de preservação em solução preservante com gentamicina e estreptomicina foi de 7 dias. Neoplasia e mais de uma causa associada foram as causas de óbito mais freqüentes. O ceratocone foi a principal indicação para transplante (51,7%. CONCLUSÕES: Staphylococcus coagulase negativo foi o microrganismo com o maior número de isolamentos, apresentando sensibilidade variada aos antimicrobianos. A quantidade de córneas utilizadas para transplante foi bastante inferior em relação ao total de captações. O perfil dos doadores e receptores de córnea mostrou-se heterogêneo para grande parte das variáveis analisadas.PURPOSE: To determine aerobic bacterial microbiota of the conjunctiva of cornea donors and its patterns of susceptibility to antibiotics; verify the number of corneas used for transplant and the average time of preservation in solutions with gentamicin and streptomycin; trace the profile of donors and receptors of cornea. METHODS: Clinical specimens were collected from the inferior bag of the conjunctiva of both eyes of 40 cornea donors. The samples were inoculated into acid blood, chocolate and MacConkey agars, and the antibiogram was performed by the Kirby-Bauer method. RESULTS: The frequency of positive cultures of the conjunctiva of cornea donors was 72.5%, with Gram-positive totalling 81.6% and only 18.4% of the samples were identified as Gram-negative. Vancomycin inhibited 100% of Gram-positive microorganisms, while sensitivity of the Gram-negative to gentamicin was 53.8% and to streptomycin 30%. Most donors and recipients were men, the average time between death and enucleation was approximately 2 hours and preservation in solution with gentamicin and streptomycin was around 7 days. Neoplasms and more than one associated cause were the most frequently causes of death. Keratoconus was the main indication for transplant (51.7%. CONCLUSIONS: Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus was the most frequently isolated microorganism, presenting variable sensitivity to antimicrobians. The amount of corneas used for transplant was below the number of available corneas. Donor and receptor profiles were very heterogeneous regarding most of the analyzed variables.

  13. O aterro da caturrita em Santa Maria – RS: uma atualização quanto aos potenciais da digestão anaeróbia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tiago Luis Gomes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available As oportunidades do processo de digestão anaeróbia, em aterros sanitários e controlados, são ligadas à formação de biogásatravés da biodegradação da matéria orgânica em ambiente predominantemente anaeróbio. Com isso, através de um ajuste decapacidade do aterro da Caturrita em Santa Maria-RS, que consiste no produto entre a massa de resíduos (467.929 toneladas quecomporta a célula e o fator de recuperação do gás metano (RF=0,7, sendo o mesmo relacionado, principalmente ao percentual deresíduos domésticos que chegam ao aterro (alto teor de matéria orgânica de fácil degradação, obteve-se um aproveitamento potencialde 327.550 toneladas de resíduos depositados, resultando num aterro com baixa capacidade de produção de biogás. A recuperaçãototal do metano entre 2013 e 2033, considerando um rendimento na captação de gases de 70%, resultou 17.529.657m3, através dautilização do método Scholl Canyon. O total da receita estimada para o mesmo período, admitindo uma comercialização conservadora(aterro Bandeirantes em São Paulo que é de € 19,20 de créditos de carbono em € 10,00 por tonelada equivalente de CO2 (eCO2, eenergia elétrica em um valor de € 0,0326/kWh que é referência para o projeto NovaGerar no Rio de Janeiro, seria de € 3.604.650, ouem torno de R$ 11.030.229, isto é, um faturamento mensal de R$ 45.960,00.Abstract The anaerobic digestion process opportunities,about sanitary and controlled landfills, are related to a biogasformation process through the biodegradation of organicsubstances in a predominantly anaerobic environment. Thus,through capacity adjustment of the Caturrita’s landfill in SantaMaria-RS reached an exploitation potential of 327,550 tons ofdeposited residues, resulting in a landfill, which has a lowbiogas production capacity. The methane recovered between2013 and 2033, considering an availability of 70%, came to be17,529,657m3. Admitting the carbon credits and electricenergy commercialization, during the same period, theesteemed revenue would result in € 3,604,650, or amountaround R$ 11,030,229, that is, a monthly profits of R$45,960.00.

  14. Índices técnicos correspondentes à velocidade crítica e à máxima velocidade de 30 minutos em nadadores com diferentes níveis de performance aeróbia Technical indexes corresponding to the critical speed and the maximal speed of 30 minutes in swimmers with different aerobic performance levels

    OpenAIRE

    Jailton Gregório Pelarigo; Tiago Rezende Figueira; Luiz Augusto Buoro Perandini; Benedito Sérgio Denadai; Camila Coelho Greco

    2007-01-01

    O principal objetivo deste estudo foi verificar o efeito do nível de performance aeróbia na relação entre os índices técnicos correspondentes à velocidade crítica (VC) e à velocidade máxima de 30 minutos (V30) em nadadores. Participaram deste estudo, 23 nadadores do gênero masculino com características antropométricas similares, divididos segundo o nível de performance aeróbia em grupo G1 (maior performance) (n = 13) e G2 (menor performance) (n = 10). Os indivíduos tinham pelo menos quatro an...

  15. Hidroxiapatita sintética pura, hidroxiapatita sintética associada ao colágeno e hidroxiapatita sintética associada ao lipossoma como substitutos ósseos em defeitos provocados na tíbia de cães: aspectos da osteointegração à microscopia de luz transmitida

    OpenAIRE

    Franco K.L.; Borges A.P.B.; Vilória M.I.V.; Fernandes E.S.; Fehlberg A.F.

    2001-01-01

    Utilizaram-se 40 cães clinicamente sadios com o objetivo de avaliar histologicamente o efeito da hidroxiapatita sintética pura (HAP-91), da HAP-91 associada ao colágeno (COL.HAP-91) e da HAP-91 associada ao lipossoma (INT.HAP-91) como substitutos ósseos em defeitos provocados na tíbia dos animais. Após protocolo anestésico, o procedimento cirúrgico constou de incisão na face medial e no terço proximal da tíbia esquerda, com retirada de um fragmento ósseo com cerca de 10 × 6mm de tamanho. Os a...

  16. The role of land-use visions for protection of forest landscapes: the Białowieża Forest (Poland) El rol de las visiones del uso del suelo en la protección de los paisajes forestales: el bosque de Bialowieza (Polonia)

    OpenAIRE

    Barbara Bożętka

    2012-01-01

    The work concentrated on relations between the issues of use and protection that developed in the Polish part of the Białowieża Forest last century, particularly during the post-war decades. Owing to extraordinary natural values, the area deserves very careful protection, however, negative impacts on the landscape have been widely observed. The changes involving perforation and fragmentation of forest cover caused by continuous logging are accompanied by spatial disorder in built ar...

  17. Efeitos do ultra-som terapêutico sobre o crescimento longitudinal do fêmur e da tíbia em ratos Effects of therapeutic ultrasound on longitudinal growth of the femur and tibia in rats

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alfredo Alcantara Barreto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar efeitos do ultra-som terapêutico sobre o crescimento do fêmur e da tíbia, em ratos jovens. MÉTODO: Ratus norvegicus com quatro semanas de vida, machos, totalizando 115 animais, divididos em quatro grupos, foram submetidos ao ultra-som terapêutico (0,8 MHz, cabeçote fixo, pulso contínuo, por dez minutos, durante dez dias, na face medial do joelho direito, nas potências de 0,0 W/cm2 (grupo controle, 0,5 W/cm2 (grupo G2, 1,0 W/cm2 (grupo G3, e 1,5 W/cm2 (grupo G4. Lâminas histológicas da epífise, placa de crescimento e metáfise e as medidas dos comprimentos do fêmur e da tíbia foram estudadas na sexta, décima terceira e vigésima sexta semanas de vida. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância - fatorial inteiramente aleatorizado. RESULTADO: Nenhuma alteração estatística do crescimento ósseo foi estabelecida entre quaisquer dos três grupos tratados e o grupo controle. Entretanto, alterações sugestivas de diminuição do crescimento do fêmur e da tíbia de G4 em relação a G2 e G3, foram evidenciadas. No grupo G4 alterações histopatológicas como necroses celulares e neoformação óssea, pós-necrose, foram encontradas. CONCLUSÃO: Quando comparados os grupos tratados com o grupo controle, não há evidência estatística de estímulo ou inibição ao crescimento ósseo pela aplicação do ultra-som terapêutico. Nível de Evidência: Nível II, estudo coorte transversal.OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of ultrasound therapy on the femur and tibia growth in young rats. METHOD: Four-week-old male Ratus Norvegicus totaling 115 animals, divided into four groups, were submitted to ultrasound therapy (0.8 MHz, fixed tube head, continuous pulse, for 10 minutes, once a day, ten times on the medial face of the right knee, with powers of 0.0 W/cm2 (group G1, 0.5 W/cm2 (group G2, 1.0 W/cm2 (group G3, and 1.5 W/cm2 (group G4. Histological slides of the epiphysis, growth plate and metaphysis and the femoral and tibial length measurements were studied in the sixth, thirteenth and twenty-sixth weeks of life. The data were submitted to factorial analysis of variance according to a one-way layout. RESULTS: No statistically significant bone growth alteration was established between any of the three treated groups and the control group. However, alterations in femoral and tibial growth suggesting a decrease in G4 in relation to G2 and G3 were noted. In G4, histopathological alterations, such as cellular necrosis and post-necrosis bone neoformation were found. CONCLUSION: According to this study, no statistical evidence of bone growth stimulus or inhibition resulting from the application of ultrasound therapy was found when comparing the treated groups with the control group. Histological alterations regarded as pathological were only observed in G4. Also, smaller significant bone growth was found in G4 compared to G2 and G3. Level of Evidence: Level II, cross-sectional study.

  18. Aerobic stability of triticale silage in single culture or in mixtures with oat and/or legumes Estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de triticale em cultivo exclusivo ou em misturas com aveia e/ou leguminosas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Valter Harry Bumbieris Junior

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the aerobic stability and losses during the fermentation process of triticale silages in single crop or in mixtures with oats and/or legumes. The following crops were used for silage production: triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittimack, triticale intercropped with forage pea (Pisum arvense and triticale intercropped with oats (Avena strigosa Schreb, forage pea and vetch (Vicia sativa. The dry matter content and its recovery did not differ among the silages. Buffer capacity was higher for tricale silage intercropped with oats, forage pea and vetch(88.67 m eq. NaOH/100 g DM followed by triticale intercropped with forage pea (80.80 m eq. NaOH/100 g DM. Electric conductivity values were higher in the intercropped triticale silages. Triticale silage presented the lowest temperatures observed in the silos, and the silages of intercropped triticale silages presented higher heat retention and higher pH values. Silage of triticale intercropped with oats and legumes presented lower aerobic stability but it did not reduce the aerobic stability of the total feed. Dry matter recovery during storage and in stability evaluations in aerobiosis is similar among the silages.O objetivo neste trabalho foi avaliar a estabilidade aeróbia e as perdas durante o processo de fermentação de silagens de triticale em cultivo exclusivo ou em misturas com aveia e/ou leguminosas. As culturas utilizadas para produção das silagens foram: triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittimack; triticale em consórcio com ervilha-forrageira (Pisum arvense; e triticale em consórcio com aveia (Avena strigosa Schreb, ervilha-forrageira e ervilhaca (Vicia sativa. O teor de matéria seca e a recuperação de matéria seca não diferiram entre as silagens. A capacidade tampão foi maior para a silagem de triticale cultivado em consórcio com aveia, ervilha-forrageira e ervilhaca (88,67 m eq. NaOH/100 g de MS, seguida da silagem de triticale cultivado em consórcio com ervilha-forrageira (80,80 m eq. NaOH/100 g de MS. Os valores de condutividade elétrica foram maiores nas silagens de triticale cultivado em consórcio. A silagem de triticale apresentou as menores temperaturas observadas nos silos, e as silagens de triticale cultivado em consórcio, maior retenção de calor e maiores valores de pH. A silagem de triticale em consórcio com aveia e leguminosas apresenta menor estabilidade aeróbia e não reduz a estabilidade aeróbia da ração total. A recuperação de matéria seca durante a armazenagem e na avaliação da estabilidade em aerobiose é semelhante entre as silagens.

  19. Validade do teste de 30 minutos (T-30 na determinação da capacidade aeróbia, parâmetros de braçada e performance aeróbia de nadadores treinados Validity of 30 minutes test (T-30 in aerobic capacity, stroke parameters and aerobic performance determination of trained swimmers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rafael Deminice

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar a utilização da velocidade de 30 minutos (VT-30, freqüência de braçada (fB, comprimento de braçada (CB e índice de braçada (IB, obtidos no teste T-30, como métodos não-invasivos para determinação da performance aeróbia e técnica de nadadores treinados. Catorze nadadores submeteram-se a três esforços de 400m (85, 90 e 100% do esforço máximo para determinação da velocidade de limiar anaeróbio (VLan correspondente à concentração fixa de 3,5mM de lactato e um esforço máximo de 30 minutos (VT-30. fB, CB e IB foram calculados nos 10m centrais da piscina (nado limpo para o teste T-30 (fBT-30, CBT-30 e IBT-30 e progressivo. Através da relação entre VLan e parâmetros de braçada no teste progressivo, determinaram-se freqüência de braçada de limiar (fBLan, comprimento de braçada de limiar (CBLan e índice de braçada de limiar (IBLan. O tempo para realizar 400m em máximo esforço foi considerado como parâmetro de performance (P400. Não foi encontrada diferença significativa entre VLan (1,29 ± 0,07m.s-1 e VT-30 (1,29 ± 0,08m.s-1, que ainda apresentaram alta correlação (r = 0,90. Os valores de fBLan (33,6 ± 4,14 ciclos/min e fBT-30 (34,9 ± 3,53 ciclos/min e de CBLan (2,09 ± 0,20m/ciclo e CBT-30 (2,09 ± 0,20m/ciclo também não foram significativamente diferentes. Correlações significativas (p The aim of the present study was to verify the use of the 30 minutes velocity (VT-30, stroke rate (SR, stroke length (SL and stroke index (SI, obtained in T-30 test, as non-invasive methods for trained swimmer's aerobic performance and technical determination. Fourteen swimmers accomplished three efforts along 400 m (85, 90 and 100% of the maximum effort for anaerobic threshold speed determination (ATS corresponding to 3.5 mM lactate fixed concentration, as well as a 30 minutes maximal effort (VT-30. SR, SL, and SI were calculated within the 10 m midsection of the swimming pool (clean swim for T-30 test (SRT-30, SLT-30 and SIT-30 and progressive test. Through the relation between ATS and stroke parameters in progressive test, stroke rate threshold (SRT, stroke length threshold (SLT and stroke index threshold (SIT were determined. The time to complete 400 m at maximal effort was considered as performance parameter (P400. No significant difference was found between the ATS (1.29 ± 0.07 m.s-1 and VT-30 (1.29 ± 0.08 m.s-1, along with a correlation (r = 0.90. The values of SRT (33.6 ± 4.14 cycles/min and SRT-30 (34.9 ± 3.53 cycles/min and of SLT (2.09 ± 0.20 m/cycle and SLT-30 (2.09 ± 0.20 m/cycle also had no significant differences. Significant correlations (p < 0.05 were also found between VT-30 and P400 (r = 0.95; SRT and SRT-30 (r = 0.73; SLT and SLT-30 (r = 0.89 and SIL and SIT-30 (r = 0.94. It was concluded that the VT-30 shows reliability for training monitoring, performance prediction and technical parameters determination in swimmers.

  20. Análise macroscópica e histológica do emprego da poliuretana derivada do óleo de mamona (Ricinus communis) aplicada na tíbia de cães em fase de crescimento Macroscopic and histopathologic evaluations of the use of polyurethane resins derived from castor oil (Ricinus communis) applied in the tibia of the puppies

    OpenAIRE

    Patricia Popak Maria; João Guilherme Padilha Filho; Márcio Botelho Castro

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Estudar o efeito da poliuretana de mamona aplicada ao osso de cães em crescimento. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 12 cães subdivididos aleatoriamente em 3 grupos, os quais receberam o implante de mamona na face medial proximal da tíbia, com análise macroscópica e histopatológica aos 30 (GIII), 60 (GII) e 90 (GI) dias. RESULTADOS: A poliuretana foi recoberta por uma cápsula conjuntiva fibrosa, não ocorrendo proliferação óssea ao seu redor. CONCLUSÃO: A poliuretana é biocompatível, comport...

  1. Comparação da potência anaeróbia mensurada pelo teste de RAST em diferentes condições de calçado e superfícies Comparison of the anaerobic power measured by the RAST test at different footwear and surfaces conditions

    OpenAIRE

    Carlos Augusto Kalva-Filho; João Paulo Loures; Vanessa Holtz Franco; Edson Itaru Kaminagakura; Alessandro Moura Zagatto; Marcelo Papoti

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: O Running Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) tem sido considerado um teste válido para avaliação anaeróbia. Entretanto, como a superfície e o calçado podem afetar alguns parâmetros mensurados durante o exercício, isso pode modificar os parâmetros do RAST. OBJETIVO: Comparar as variáveis do RAST mensuradas utilizando chuteiras na grama (RAST CG) e tênis na pista (RAST TP). MÉTODOS: Oito jogadores de futebol (da categoria sub-17) participaram do estudo. Os participantes realizaram dois RA...

  2. Compostagem aeróbia conjugada de lodo de tanque séptico e resíduos sólidos vegetais Conjugated aerobic composting of septic tank sludge and vegetable solid waste

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    André Gustavo da Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O lodo sanitário, principal subproduto do tratamento de esgotos, constitui um dos maiores problemas ambientais urbanos da atualidade. Em meio a este contexto, objetivou-se nesse estudo avaliar o processo da compostagem conjugada de lodo de tanque séptico (LS e resíduos sólidos vegetais (RV e determinar a importância da temperatura para o processo de sanitização do substrato tratado. O experimento, inteiramente casualizado com três tratamentos e três repetições, consistiu de nove reatores aeróbios com 100 litros de capacidade. Os resíduos foram utilizados nas seguintes proporções - T1: 100% RV; T2: 5% LS + 95% RV; T3: 10% LS + 90% RV. A compostagem aeróbia conjugada mostrou ser uma alternativa viável para destruição de ovos de helminto e estabilização dos resíduos, sendo fundamentais para tal, a temperatura, o pH e as relações ecológicas presentes nos reatores.The sanitary sludge, principal byproduct of sewage treatment, constitutes one of the major municipal environmental problems of the present time. The present study was aimed to evaluate the composting of septic tank sludge (SS and vegetable solid waste (VW and to determine the importance of the temperature for the process of sanitization of the treated substrate. The experiment, entirely randomized with three treatments and three repetitions, constituted of nine aerobic reactors with 100 L capacity. The proportions of the wastes utilized were T1: 100%VW; T2: 5%SS + 95%VW; T3: 10%SS + 90%VW. The conjugated composting showed to be a feasible alternative for destruction of helminth eggs and stabilization of the wastes. The temperature, pH and ecological relations present in the reactors were fundamental for this purpose.

  3. Estudos sobre a oxidação aeróbia do metano na cobertura de três aterros sanitários no Brasil Studies on the aerobic methane oxidation at three sanitary landfills covers in Brazil

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cláudia Echevenguá Teixeira

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A oxidação biológica e aeróbia do metano em materiais de cobertura de aterros de resíduos sólidos urbanos é uma das alternativas para se minimizarem as emissões dos gases de efeito estufa. Este artigo tem como objetivo avaliar a oxidação biológica do metano em material de cobertura de três aterros brasileiros (dois municipais e uma célula experimental. O trabalho consistiu na coleta de amostras dos solos, as quais foram caracterizadas através de ensaios geotécnicos e microbiológicos. Em laboratório, avaliou-se o consumo de metano de uma amostra de cada aterro. Os resultados revelaram a presença de bactérias metanotróficas e consumo de metano em laboratório, o que sugere que exista uma relação inversa entre o grau de saturação no momento da coleta e o número de bactérias metanotróficas.The biological and aerobic oxidation of methane within the soil cover of municipal solid waste landfills is one an alternative to minimize emissions of greenhouse effect gases. This study aims at assess the biological oxidation of methane within the final cover of three landfills in Brazil (two municipal ones and one experimental cell. The soil samples obtained from the landfill cover were characterized by geotechnical and microbiological tests. In the laboratory the consumption of methane from each sample were evaluated. The results revealed the presence of methanotrophic bacteria and consumption of methane in the laboratory was observed, which also suggest that there is an inverse relation between the degree of saturation at the time of sampling and the number of methanotrophic bacteria.

  4. O papel do esteroide anabolizante sobre a hipertrofia e força muscular em treinamentos de resistência aeróbia e de força

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Everton Crivoi do Carmo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os efeitos dos esteroides anabolizantes (EA sobre a massa muscular e força são controversos e dependentes do treinamento realizado e das fibras musculares recrutadas. Com isso, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos da associação de EA ao treinamento de força ou aeróbio sobre a hipertrofia e força muscular. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar (42 foram divididos em seis grupos: sedentário (SC, n = 7, sedentário anabolizante (SA, n = 7, treinado natação controle (TNC, n = 7, treinado natação anabolizante (TNA, n = 7, treinado força controle (TFC, n = 7 e treinado força anabolizante (TFA, n = 7. O EA foi administrado duas vezes por semana (10mg/kg/semana. Os protocolos de treinamento foram realizados durante 10 semanas, cinco sessões semanais. Foram avaliadas a hipertrofia dos músculos sóleo, plantar e gastrocnêmio (massa muscular corrigida pelo comprimento da tíbia, a proteína total muscular (Bradford e a força muscular em patas traseiras (testes de resistência à inclinação. RESULTADOS: Não foram observadas diferenças significantes na hipertrofia do músculo sóleo. Os grupos TFC e TFA apresentaram, respectivamente, hipertrofia de 18% e 31% no músculo plantar comparado ao grupo SC. A hipertrofia foi 13% maior no grupo TFA em relação ao grupo TFC. Resultados semelhantes foram encontrados no músculo gastrocnêmio. Os grupos TFC e TFA apresentaram significantes aumentos na quantidade total de proteína nos músculos plantares, sendo essa mais pronunciada no grupo TFA e positivamente correlaciona a hipertrofia muscular. Observamos aumento de força nas patas traseiras nos grupos TCF e TAF. CONCLUSÃO: A administração de EA ou sua associação ao treinamento aeróbio não aumenta a massa muscular e força. Porém, à associação ao treinamento de força leva a maior hipertrofia muscular em fibras glicolíticas. Portanto, o tipo de treinamento físico, recrutamento muscular e características das fibras musculares, parecem ter importante impacto sobre as respostas anabólicas induzidas pelo EA

  5. Índices fisiológicos associados com a performance aeróbia de corredores nas distâncias de 1,5 km, 3 km e 5 km Physiological indices associated with aerobic performance in the distances of 1,5 km, 3 km and 5 km

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a associação entre os índices fisiológicos de potência aeróbia e capacidade aeróbia performance nas distâncias de 1,5 km, 3 km e 5 km. Nove corredores de endurance realizaram os seguintes protocolos: a teste para determinação do VO2max, vVO2max e OBLA; b 2-5 testes em dias alternados de 30 min com velocidade constante para determinar a vMLSS e c determinação da performances. Foram empregadas correlação linear de Pearson ou Spearman e regressão múltipla para determinar as relações entre os índices e a performance nas corridas. Observou-se uma correlação significante somente da vVO2max com o tempo nas distâncias de 1,5 km (r = - 0,78 e 3 km (r = - 0,81. Dessa forma, pode-se sugerir a inclusão de sessões de treinamento em intensidade próxima ou superior à vVO2max na periodização semanal dos corredores. Com base nesses achados, foi possível concluir que a predição da performance por meio de índices de potência aeróbia e da capacidade aeróbia depende da distância e duração da prova.The aim of this study was to analyze the association between physiological indices of aerobic power and aerobic capacity with the performance in the distances of 1.5 km, 3 km and 5 km. Nine endurance runners performed the following protocols: a test to determine the VO2max, vVO2max and OBLA; b 2-5 tests in alternate days of 30 minutes with constant speed to determine the vMLSS; and c performances (P. The linear correlation of Pearson or Spearman and multiple regression were applied to determine the relationships among the indices and the performance. It was found a significant correlation only of the vVO2max with the performance of 1.5 km (r = 0.78 and 3 km (r =0.81. Thus, it can be suggested the inclusion of training sessions at or near vVO2max on weekly periodization. Based on the present findings, it can be concluded that the performance prediction through the indices of power and aerobic capacity depend on the distance and duration of the race.

  6. Fratura proximal de tíbia após cirurgia extracapsular para correção de ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial em cão Tibial fracture caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a dog

    OpenAIRE

    Jaqueline França dos Santos; Cássio Ricardo Auada Ferrigno; Márcio Poletto Ferreira; Olicies da Cunha; Kelly Cristiane Ito; Vanessa Couto de Magalhães Ferraz; Daniela Fabiana Izquierdo Caquias; Marcos Ishimoto Della Nina; Adriana Valente Figueiredo; Alexandre Navarro Alves de Souza

    2013-01-01

    Ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr) é a afecção ortopédica mais frequente no joelho de cães e a sutura fabelo-tibial é frequentemente utilizada na sua correção. Essa técnica pode estar associada com complicações incisionais, lesão tardia de menisco, edema associado ao material de sutura e infecção. O objetivo desta nota foi relatar a ocorrência de fratura proximal de tíbia em um cão, causada por complicação em sutura fabelo-tibial para correção de RLCCr. Um canino atendido em outro s...

  7. Comparação entre ergômetros específico e convencionais na determinação da capacidade aeróbia de mesatenistas Comparison between specific and conventional ergometers in the aerobic capacity determination in table tennis players

    OpenAIRE

    Alessandro Moura Zagatto; Marcelo Papoti; Claudio Alexandre Gobatto

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a necessidade de utilizar protocolo específico para avaliar a capacidade aeróbia de mesatenistas, comparando os testes aplicados em ergômetro específico com ergômetros convencionais. Para isso, nove mesatenistas foram os participantes do estudo (18,22 ± 2,33 anos; altura de 1,76 ± 0,09m; massa corporal de 67,36 ± 10,03kg; gordura corporal de 14,74 ± 6,69%; e índice de massa corporal (IMC) de 21,69 ± 2,71kg/m²). Foram aplicados os testes de lactato mínimo,...

  8. Hidroxiapatita sintética como substituto ósseo em defeito experimental provocado no terço proximal da tíbia em cão: aspectos à microscopia eletrônica de transmissão Sinthetic hydroxyapatite as bone substitute in the experimentally caused defect on the dog tibia proximal third: electronic transmission microscopy aspects

    OpenAIRE

    A. P. B. Borges; C.M.F. Rezende; M.F.B Ribeiro; E.G. Melo; P.I. Nóbrega Neto

    2000-01-01

    Com o objetivo de estudar a hidroxiapatita sintética (HAP-91) como substituto ósseo, foram utilizados oito cães adultos, sem raça definida, clinicamente sadios. Após protocolo anestésico e cirúrgico habituais, foi provocado um defeito ósseo na diáfise proximal das tíbias esquerda e direita, sendo implantada a HAP-91 apenas na tíbia direita. Os animais, dois de cada vez, foram sacrificados aos 8, 30, 60 e 120 dias após a cirurgia, quando foram obtidas amostras do local da lesão, que foram fixa...

  9. Hidroxiapatita sintética como substituto ósseo em defeito experimental provocado no terço proximal da tíbia em cão: aspectos à microscopia eletrônica de transmissão

    OpenAIRE

    Borges A.P.B.; Rezende C.M.F.; Ribeiro M.F.B.; Melo E.G.; Nóbrega Neto P.I.

    2000-01-01

    Com o objetivo de estudar a hidroxiapatita sintética (HAP-91) como substituto ósseo, foram utilizados oito cães adultos, sem raça definida, clinicamente sadios. Após protocolo anestésico e cirúrgico habituais, foi provocado um defeito ósseo na diáfise proximal das tíbias esquerda e direita, sendo implantada a HAP-91 apenas na tíbia direita. Os animais, dois de cada vez, foram sacrificados aos 8, 30, 60 e 120 dias após a cirurgia, quando foram obtidas amostras do local da lesão, que foram fixa...

  10. Redução de Bactérias Indicadoras de Poluição Fecal em Estrume de Aves de Postura Tratados por Biodigestão Anaeróbia Reduction of Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Pollution in Laying Hens Manure Treated by Anaerobic Digestion

    OpenAIRE

    LA Amaral; DBL Schocken; J Lucas Jr.

    2000-01-01

    A digestão anaeróbia pode auxiliar na redução de patógenos e poluição ambiental pela redução dos sólidos e microrganismos de presença indesejável nos efluentes. No presente trabalho objetivou-se a avaliação da redução de microorganismos indicadores de contaminação fecal através do processo de biodigestão anaeróbica de dejetos de aves de postura em biodigestores contínuos, operados em diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH): 40, 30, 25, 20 e 15 dias, e biodigestores de batelada com e se...

  11. The role of land-use visions for protection of forest landscapes: the Białowieża Forest (Poland El rol de las visiones del uso del suelo en la protección de los paisajes forestales: el bosque de Bialowieza (Polonia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Barbara Bożętka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The work concentrated on relations between the issues of use and protection that developed in the Polish part of the Białowieża Forest last century, particularly during the post-war decades. Owing to extraordinary natural values, the area deserves very careful protection, however, negative impacts on the landscape have been widely observed. The changes involving perforation and fragmentation of forest cover caused by continuous logging are accompanied by spatial disorder in built areas and their vicinities resulting from tourism development. The aim of the research was to identify the underlying forces of negative tendencies and simultaneously, obstacles to progress in nature conservation of the area. Comparison of views and visions of land-use and management of the Forest showed that great differences in attitudes, applied perspectives and expectations to the Białowieża Forest exist. The study revealed the importance of a socio-cultural dimension for a current stage of landscape evolution. This influence is connected with a steady pressure on wood exploitation and results, at least partially, from a strong position of forest administration in this area and from specific land-use visions emphasizing economic services of the forest. Noteworthy, actions undertaken across the country and numerous efforts to extend protection of the area have not succeeded so far. It is argued that underestimation of natural values expressed by local communities in addition to weaknesses of the state’s environmental law may bring serious hazards to the analysed landscape and affect the whole system of nature conservation in Poland.Esta investigación estudió las relaciones entre el uso y protección del bosque Białowieża, Polonia, durante el último siglo, particularmente en las décadas de la post-guerra. Debido a los extraordinarios valores naturales, esta área necesita una protección muy especial. Sin embargo, se han observado diversos impactos negativos sobre el paisaje. Los cambios implicaron perforación y fragmentación del bosque causados por la continua tala de árboles, debido a la expansión urbana asociada al desarrollo turístico. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los forzantes subyacentes de tendencia negativa y los obstáculos para el progreso de la conservación de la naturaleza en la zona. Comparación de puntos de vista, visiones de uso del suelo y manejo del bosque, evidenciaron importantes diferencias en actitudes, perspectivas y expectativas aplicadas al bosque de Białowieża. El estudio reveló la importancia de la dimensión socio-cultural en el estado actual de evolución del paisaje. Esta influencia está relacionada con una presión constante sobre la explotación maderera, por lo menos parcialmente, desde una fuerte posición de la administración forestal en esta área y desde visiones específicas de uso de suelo que enfatizan los servicios económicos de los bosques. Cabe destacar, que acciones realizadas en todo el país y los numerosos esfuerzos para ampliar las áreas de protección no han tenido éxito hasta el momento. Se argumenta que la subestimación de los valores naturales expresada por las comunidades locales, además de las debilidades de la legislación ambiental del Estado, pueden traer serias amenazas para el paisaje analizado y afectar a todo el sistema de conservación de la naturaleza en Polonia.

  12. Perfil fermentativo, estabilidade aeróbia e valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-marandu ensilado com aditivos Fermentative profile, aerobic stability, and nutritive value of marandu grass silages using additives at ensiling

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Thiago Fernandes Bernardes

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar as perdas em silagem de capim-marandu produzidas com aditivos foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos. No experimento 1, objetivou-se conhecer o perfil de fermentação e a estabilidade aeróbia de quatro silagens: 1 forragem não tratada (Controle; 2 tratada com Lactobacillus plantarum e Propionibacterium; 3 tratada com Lactobacillus buchneri; e 4 tratada com 0,1% de benzoato de sódio. No experimento 2, foram utilizados nove novilhos castrados Nelore (PC de 350 ± 38,9 kg, alocados em três quadrados latinos 3 x 3 para avaliação do consumo e da digestibilidade das rações contendo 85,4% das seguintes silagens de capim-marandu: 1 controle; 2 controle com L. plantarum, Pediococcus acidilactici + enzimas fibrolíticas; e 3 tratamento 2 + L. buchneri. No experimento 1, as silagens apresentaram baixas recuperações de MS durante a fermentação (média de 86% e os coeficientes de digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca reduziram de 65,5% (momento da ensilagem para 50,0% no 60º dia após o fechamento dos silos. No experimento 2, o valor médio de consumo das rações foi de 5,7 kg MS/dia (1,6% PC e a digestibilidade de 51,6% e não diferiram entre as rações. As silagens apresentaram perdas acentuadas na fase fermentativa e o uso de aditivos não alterou essas perdas. A inoculação com bactérias não influenciou o consumo ou a digestibilidade das rações.Two trials were conducted to evaluate losses of Marandu grass silages using different additives. The fermentation profile and aerobic stability of the silages were evaluated on the first trial. The followings silages were evaluated: 1 - Marandu grass (Control, 2 - Marandu grass plus L. plantarum and Propionibacterium, 3 - Marandu grass plus L. buchneri, 4 - Marandu grass plus 0.1% of sodium benzoate. On the second experiment, it was utilized nine castrated Nellore steers (Body weight 350 ± 38.9 kg allocated in three Latin squares (3 x 3 to evaluate the intake and digestibility of the total mixed rations containing 85% of Marandu silage. The followings silages were evaluated: 1 - Marandu grass (Control, 2 - Marandu grass plus L. plantarum, Pediococcus acidilactici associated to fibrolitic enzymes, and 3 - Marandu grass plus L. plantarum, Pediococcus acidilactici associated to fibrolitic enzymes plus L. buchneri. On the experiment 1, the silages showed lowest dry matter recovery (average 86%. The in vitro true dry matter digestibility reduced from 65.5%, before Marandu ensilage, to 50.0% after 60 days of silo closure. On the second trial, the average total mixed feed intake was 5.7 kg DM/day (1.6% of the BW, and the digestibility values (51.6% was similar among rations. The evaluated silages showed high losses during the fermentative phase, and additive application did not change these profiles. The bacteria application didn't affect the dry matter intake of rations and digestibility values.

  13. Osteotomia proximal da tíbia: estabilização da abertura medial com enxerto tricortical de ilíaco Proximal tibial osteotomy: stabilization of the medial opening with atricortical iliac bone graft

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Roberto da Cunha Luciano

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliação radiográfica do alinhamento do membro inferior, nos planos frontal e sagital, após osteotomia alta da tíbia. Para estabilização da osteotomia foi utilizado enxerto tricortical de ilíaco e parafuso de posicionamento. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo envolvendo 46 pacientes com idade entre 17 e 61 anos, sendo 42 portadores de geno varo secundário à osteoartrose e quatro por outras causas. A telerradiografia foi realizada para planejamento cirúrgico, utilizando o método de Frank Noyes modificado por Fugizawa. Foi realizado acesso cirúrgico convencional de 3cm para retirada do enxerto tricortical de ilíaco. A osteotomia foi realizada sob controle de radioscopia, por incisão anteromedial de 3cm com liberação da porção superficial do ligamento colateral medial. O enxerto foi colocado na porção posterior da osteotomia, para manter inalterado o slope tibial. O parafuso cruzou a osteotomia ortogonalmente para proteger a cortical lateral. Foram estabelecidos critérios radiográficos pré e pós-operatórios para avaliação dos resultados. RESULTADOS: Houve consolidação em 100% dos casos e manutenção do eixo mecânico, obtido no intraoperatório, em 94%. A inclinação posterior do platô tibial, no plano sagital, variou entre 7º e 12º. A mobilidade articular foi restabelecida em todos os pacientes operados. Onze pacientes apresentaram dor temporária no local da retirada do enxerto; no entanto, nenhum apresentou parestesia. A incidência de complicações foi de 8% (infecção, perda da correção, fratura articular. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica mostrou-se reprodutível, simples, biológica, precisa e com baixos custos, podendo ser uma alternativa às técnicas já existentes.OBJECTIVE: Roentgenographic assessment of lower limb alignment, in the frontal and sagittal planes, after a high tibial osteotomy. To stabilize the osteotomy, a tricortical iliac graft was used along with a positioning screw. METHODS: Prospective study of 46 patients with ages ranging from 17 to 61 years. Among them, 42 patients were carriers of genu varum secondary to knee osteoarthritis and four from other causes. Radiography was performed for surgical planning, using the Frank Noyes method modified by Fugizawa. Three cm conventional surgical access was performed to remove a tricortical iliac graft. The osteotomy was performed under fluoroscopic control, by 3 cm anteromedial incision with release of the superficial portion of the medial collateral ligament. The graft was placed in the posterior portion of the osteotomy to maintain an unaltered tibial slope. The screw crossed the osteotomy orthogonally to protect the lateral cortex. Radiographic criteria were established pre-and postoperatively to assess the results. RESULTS: There was consolidation in 100% of cases and maintenance of the mechanical axis, obtained intraoperatively in 94% of cases. Correction of mechanical axis occurred in 94% (43 patients / 47 osteotomies. The posterior slope of the tibial plateau in the sagittal plane ranged from 7º to 12º. Joint mobility was restored in all patients. Eleven patients had temporary pain at the site of graft removal, however, none had paraesthesia. The incidence of complications was 8% (infection, loss of correction, joint fracture. CONCLUSION: This technique is reproducible, simple, biologic, accurate, low-cost, and can be used as an alternative to existing techniques.

  14. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de caprinos obtidos nas diferentes estações do ano Anaerobic digestion of caprine manure in different seasons

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ana C. Amorim

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados dejetos produzidos por caprinos, em diferentes estádios fisiológicos e submetidos ao mesmo regime alimentar, nas quatro estações do ano. O objetivo foi avaliar o efeito das estações do ano sobre a digestão anaeróbia de resíduos de caprinos em biodigestores modelo batelada com volume útil de 60 L de substrato em fermentação e mantidos sob temperatura ambiente. Foram avaliadas as produções de biogás, as reduções de sólidos voláteis (SV, os potenciais de produção (m³ de biogás/kg de substrato, de estrume, de sólidos totais (ST ou sólidos voláteis, os números mais prováveis de coliformes totais e fecais, e a composição do biogás. As reduções de SV foram de 38; 34; 33 e 39% para o verão, outono, inverno e primavera, respectivamente. Os totais de biogás produzidos foram de 1,06 m³ no verão, 0,88 m³ no outono, 0,88 m³ no inverno e 0,99 m³ na primavera, e os potenciais de produção médios foram de 0,02 m³ de biogás/kg de substrato e 0,2 m³ de biogás/kg de estrume para todas as estações. As reduções médias de coliformes totais e fecais foram de 99,99% em todas as estações, e os teores máximos de CH4 no biogás foram 88,3; 84,6; 80,6 e 79,2%, para o verão, outono, inverno e primavera, respectivamente.The dejections produced by caprines were used, in different physiologic states and submitted to the same alimentary regime, in the four seasons of the year.This study was carried out in 60 L batch digesters at ambient temperature and aimed to evaluate the effect of the season on the anaerobic digestion of caprine manure. The biogas production, volatile solids (VS reduction, the potential production (m³ of biogas/kg of substrate, manure, total solids (TS or VS, the removal of total and fecal coliforms and the biogas composition were evaluated. The VS reductions were of 38; 34; 33 and 39% for Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, respectively. The biogas production were of 1.06 m³ in Summer, 0.88 m³ in Autumn, 0,88 m³ in Winter and 0.99 m³ in Spring and the mean potential production were of 0.02 m³ of biogas/kg of substrate and 0.2 m³ of biogas/kg of manure for all seasons. The batch digesters reduced total and fecal coliforms densities in 99.99% and the CH4 contents in biogas were 88.3; 84.6; 80.6 and 79.2% for Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, respectively.

  15. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de poedeiras coletados após diferentes períodos de acúmulo Anaerobic biodigestion of laying hens manure collected after different periods of accumulation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Romildo Marques de Farias

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a interferência do tempo de acúmulo sobre o desempenho do processo de biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de aves de postura. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos que constaram de 1, 8, 15 e 22 dias de acúmulo dos dejetos, efetuando-se cinco repetições por tratamento, totalizando assim 20 biodigestores. Foram utilizados biodigestores do tipo batelada de bancada com capacidade útil para 3 litros de substrato em fermentação. A eficiência do processo de biodigestão foi avaliada pelas reduções de sólidos totais (ST, sólidos voláteis (SV, número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes, além das produções e dos potenciais de produção de biogás. Foram observadas reduções significativas dos conteúdos de SV presentes nos dejetos de aves à medida que se aumentaram os dias de acúmulo, sendo observados teores de SV (em % dos ST de 97,1 e 75,6% no primeiro e após 22 dias de acúmulo, respectivamente. A redução de SV contribuiu para reduzir a produção e os potenciais de produção do biogás à medida que se aumentaram os dias de acúmulo, sendo observada redução de 37,2% no potencial de produção de biogás kg de SV-1 entre o menor e maior período de acúmulo, ou seja, 6,81 litros de biogás a menos por dia de acúmulo para cada kg de SV adicionado. Também foram observadas reduções de 100% no NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes ao final do processo, independente do tratamento testado. O tempo de estocagem contribui para reduzir os potenciais de produção de biogás dos dejetos de aves de postura.The objective was to evaluate the interference of the time of accumulation of waste on the performance of the anaerobic digestion process of waste from laying hens. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design with four treatments, which observed 1, 8, 15 and 22 days of accumulated waste with five repetitions per treatment, with a total of 20 digesters. It was used batch digesters of bench with useful capacity of 3 liters of substrate fermentation. The efficiency of digestion was evaluated by reductions in total solids (TS, volatile solids (VS, most probable number (MPN of total and thermotolerant coliforms, beyond the production and potential of biogas production. There were significant reductions in the levels of VS present in the laying hens waste as it increased the days of accumulation, being observed a level of VS (in percent of TS of 97.1 and 75.6% of VS for 1 and 22 days of accumulation, respectively. The reduction in VS contributed to reduce the production and potential of biogas production as it increased the days of accumulation, and observed a 37.2% of reduction in the potential production of biogas kg VS-1 between the lowest and longer period of accumulation, or 6.81 liters less per day accumulation for each kg of VS added. It was also observed reductions of 100% in the MPN of total and thermotolerant coliforms at the end of the process, independent of the tested treatment. The storage time reduces the potential production of biogas from manure layers.

  16. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): BIA

    Data.gov (United States)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link...

  17. Hidroxiapatita sintética pura, hidroxiapatita sintética associada ao colágeno e hidroxiapatita sintética associada ao lipossoma como substitutos ósseos em defeitos provocados na tíbia de cães: aspectos da osteointegração à microscopia de luz transmitida Pure synthetic hydroxyapatite, collagen associated synthetic hydroxyapatite and liposome associated synthetic hydroxyapatite as a bone substitute for defects in bone healing of dogs: transmitted light microscopy osteointegration aspects

    OpenAIRE

    K.L. Franco; A. P. B. Borges; M.I.V. Vilória; E.S. Fernandes; A.F. Fehlberg

    2001-01-01

    Utilizaram-se 40 cães clinicamente sadios com o objetivo de avaliar histologicamente o efeito da hidroxiapatita sintética pura (HAP-91), da HAP-91 associada ao colágeno (COL.HAP-91) e da HAP-91 associada ao lipossoma (INT.HAP-91) como substitutos ósseos em defeitos provocados na tíbia dos animais. Após protocolo anestésico, o procedimento cirúrgico constou de incisão na face medial e no terço proximal da tíbia esquerda, com retirada de um fragmento ósseo com cerca de 10 × 6mm de tamanho. Os a...

  18. Adaptação dos testes de lactato mínimo, potência crítica e limiar anaeróbio para avaliação da transição anaeróbia-anaeróbia em protocolo específico para o tênis de mesa Adaptation of the lactate minimum, critical power and anaerobic threshold tests for assessment of the aerobic/anaerobic transition in a protocol specific for table tennis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Érika Alves Morel

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do estudo foram verificar a adaptação dos testes de lactato mínimo, freqüência crítica e limiar anaeróbio em protocolo específico para o tênis de mesa para avaliação da transição anaeróbia-anaeróbia; verificar a reprodutibilidade do teste de lactato mínimo; e verificar a associação desses procedimentos específicos com o limiar anaeróbio determinado em corrida em esteira rolante (LAn est. Para isso, foram estudados 11 mesatenistas com tempo mínimo de treinamento de dois anos. Foram aplicados os testes de: 1 lactato mínimo em duas ocasiões para análise da reprodutibilidade (LACmin1 e LACmin2; 2 teste de freqüência crítica (fcrit; 3 teste incremental para determinação do limiar anaeróbio através da concentração fixa de lactato de 3,5mM (LAn esp3,5 e regressão linear bissegmentada (LAnBI, todos em procedimentos específicos para o tênis de mesa; e 4 o limiar anaeróbio em corrida aplicado em esteira rolante (LAn est determinado pela concentração fixa de lactato de 3,5mM. Nos procedimentos específicos foi utilizado um lançador de bolas mecânico como ergômetro e os participantes realizaram golpes apenas de forehand. Como procedimentos estatísticos foram utilizados os testes de Bland-Altman, correlação produto-momento e ANOVA one way, com nível de significância de 5%. As intensidades de LACmin (59,40 ± 4,06 e 61,56 ± 8,97 bolas.min-1 apresentaram boa concordância (teste de Bland-Altman e foram significativamente correlacionadas (0,61. A fcrit, o LAn esp3,5 e o LAnBI foram correspondentes a 56,50 ± 6,84 bolas.min-1; 66,74 ± 5,03 bolas.min-1; e 62,67 ± 7,25 bolas.min-1, respectivamente. Foi verificada apenas diferença significativa entre as intensidades de LAn esp3,5 e de fcrit. Foram encontradas correlações significativas entre LACmin1 e LACmin2 (0,61, LACmin1 e fcrit (0,61, LACmin2 e fcrit (0,69, LAn esp3,5 e LAnBI (0,70, enquanto que o LAn est (9,11 ± 1,94km.h-1 foi apenas correlacionado com a intensidade de fcrit (0,73. Desse modo, pode-se concluir que o teste de LACmin específico é reprodutível e que esse procedimento, assim como o teste de fcrit, pode ser aplicado para avaliar a transição aeróbia-anaeróbia no tênis de mesa e que o LAn est deve ser utilizado com cautela na avaliação de mesatenistas.The aims of the present study were to adapt the lactate minimum, critical power model and anaerobic threshold tests for assessment of the aerobic-anaerobic transition in specific test for table tennis; to verify the reproducibility of the lactate minimum test and to verify the relationship between these specific procedures with the anaerobic threshold determined in running on treadmill (AnT TR. Eleven male table tennis players participated in the study. The participants performed four tests (three specific tests and a conventional test performed on a treadmill: 1 lactate minimum test (LACmin (applied twice for reproducibility analyses - LACmim1 and LACmin2; 2 critical frequency test (critf; 3 incremental test for anaerobic threshold determination by 3.5 mM steady lactate concentration (AnT3.5 and bi-segmented linear regression (AnT BI methods, all in specific protocol; and 4 anaerobic threshold on running (AnT TR. Specific tests were applied by using a mechanical ball thrower to control the intensity of the exercise. The Bland-Altman plot, product-moment correlation and One-way ANOVA tests were used as statistical procedure, with significance level at 5%. The LACmin intensities (59.40 ± 4.06 balls.min-1 and 61.56 ± 8.97 balls.min-1 presented significant correlation (r = 0.61 and moderate concordance verified by Bland-Altman plot. The critf, AnT3.5 and AnT BI intensities corresponded to 56.50 ± 6.84 balls.min-1, 66.74 ± 5.03 balls.min-1 and 62.67 ± 7.25 balls.min-1, respectively, and only AnT3.5 and critf were different. Significant correlations were obtained amongst LACmin1 and critf (r = 0.61, LACmin2 and critf (r = 0.69, and AnT3.5 and AnT BI (r = 0.70. Anaerobic threshold determined in running (9.11 ± 1.94 Km.h-1 was only correlated with the critf (r = 0.73. Thus, in conclusion, the lactate minimum test specific for table tennis is a reproducible procedure, as well as the critf test can be applied for evaluating aerobic-anaerobic transition. Neverhteless, the anaerobic threshold applied in running on a treadmill must be used with care in table tennis.

  19. Estabilidade aeróbia, pH e dinâmica de desenvolvimento de microrganismos da cana-de-açúcar in natura hidrolisada com cal virgem Aerobic stability, pH and development dynamic of microorganisms on fresh sugarcane hydrolyzed with whitewash

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    F.N. Domingues

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o efeito da adição de cal virgem e dos tempos após a aplicação sobre a estabilidade aeróbia e o crescimento de microrganismos (leveduras e fungos na cana-de-açúcar in natura. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Avaliaram-se a estabilidade aeróbia (temperatura, a dinâmica de desenvolvimento de leveduras e fungos e o pH, em um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com cinco doses de cal (0; 0,5; 1,0; 1,5 e 2,0% e cinco tempos após aplicação (0, 24, 48, 72, 96 horas. Houve efeito significativo das doses de cal para todos os parâmetros avaliados. A cana que não foi tratada com cal (0% apresentou quebra da estabilidade no menor intervalo de tempo. Os valores de pH aumentaram gradativamente de acordo com a dose de cal aplicada e diminuíram com o tempo após aplicação. Houve aumento numérico na contagem de leveduras até as 72 horas após a aplicação da cal, independentemente da dose, e os valores tenderam a estabilizar no tempo de 96 horas pós-tratamento. Não houve efeito significativo das doses de cal sobre o desenvolvimento dos fungos. A aplicação de cal virgem é eficaz no controle do crescimento de leveduras e aumenta a estabilidade aeróbia da cana-de-açúcar in natura.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of whitewash addition and the times after application on aerobic stability and growth of microorganisms (fungi and yeasts in fresh sugarcane. It was used a completely randomized experimental design, with four replications. Aerobic stability (temperature and the concentrations of yeast and fungus and pH were evaluated in a split-splot scheme with five doses of whitewash (0; 0.5; 1.0; 1.5 and 2.0% and five times after treatment (0, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours. There was a significant effect of doses of whitewash for all evaluated parameters. The sugarcane which was not treated with whitewash (0.0% showed a break in stability at the shortest time interval. The pH values increased gradually according to the dose of whitewash applied and they decreased over time. There was a numerical increase on the counting of yeast until 72 hours after application of whitewash, regardless to the dose, and the values tended to stabilize in 96 hours after treatment. There was no significant effect of whitewash doses on fungi development. The use of whitewash is effective in yeast growth control and it also promotes aerobic stability in fresh sugar cane.

  20. Fermentation, losses, and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages treated with chemical or bacterial additives Fermentação, perdas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar tratadas com aditivos químicos ou bacterianos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    André de Faria Pedroso

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of sugarcane Saccharum officinarum L. silage is increasing in Brazil but intensive ethanol production during fermentation reduces forage quality. This experiment aimed to evaluate the effects of additives on fermentation and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages produced in minisilos. Treatments were (fresh basis: untreated silage (control, urea (5.0 g kg-1, sodium benzoate (1.0 g kg-1, potassium sorbate (0.3 g kg-1, Lactobacillus plantarum (1 x 10(6 cfu g-1, and Lactobacillus buchneri (3.64 x 10(5 cfu g-1. At the 94th day after ensilage, ethanol concentration was lower in urea, benzoate, sorbate and L. buchneri supplemented silages and higher in L. plantarum inoculated silage, as compared to control. Urea and benzoate treated silages showed the highest and L. plantarum treated silage the lowest in vitro dry matter digestibility. Effluent production was higher in the urea treated silage. Inoculation with L. buchneri reduced 50% ethanol production as compared to control. Urea and L. buchneri reduced yeast count. Aerobic stability was enhanced by L. buchneri and benzoate. Sodium benzoate and L. buchneri were the most promising additives, improving both silage fermentation and aerobic stability; inoculants containing L. plantarum can be deleterious to fermentation and conservation of sugarcane silages.A utilização de silagem de cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum officinarum L. está aumentando no Brasil, mas a intensa produção de etanol durante a fermentação reduz a qualidade da forragem. Este experimento visou avaliar os efeitos de aditivos na fermentação e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar produzidas em minisilos. Os tratamentos foram (base matéria verde: silagem sem tratamento (controle, uréia (5,0 g kg-1, benzoato de sódio (1,0 g kg-1, sorbato de potássio (0,3 g kg-1, Lactobacillus plantarum (1 x 10(6 ufc g-1 e Lactobacillus buchneri (3,64 x 10(5 ufc g-1. Aos 94 dias após a ensilagem, a concentração de etanol foi mais baixa nos tratamentos uréia, benzoato, sorbato e L. buchneri e mais alta para L. plantarum, em relação ao controle. As silagens dos tratamentos com uréia e benzoato tiveram as mais altas, e o tratamento com L. plantarum a mais baixa digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca. A produção de efluentes foi mais alta no tratamento com uréia. A inoculação com L. buchneri reduziu em 50% o etanol na silagem em relação ao controle. Uréia e L. buchneri reduziram a contagem de leveduras. L. buchneri e benzoato aumentaram a estabilidade aeróbia. O benzoato de sódio e L. buchneri foram os aditivos mais promissores, melhorando a fermentação e a estabilidade aeróbia nas silagens; inoculantes contendo L. plantarum podem ser prejudiciais à fermentação e conservação de silagens de cana-de-açúcar.

  1. Fratura proximal de tíbia após cirurgia extracapsular para correção de ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial em cão Tibial fracture caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a dog

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jaqueline França dos Santos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr é a afecção ortopédica mais frequente no joelho de cães e a sutura fabelo-tibial é frequentemente utilizada na sua correção. Essa técnica pode estar associada com complicações incisionais, lesão tardia de menisco, edema associado ao material de sutura e infecção. O objetivo desta nota foi relatar a ocorrência de fratura proximal de tíbia em um cão, causada por complicação em sutura fabelo-tibial para correção de RLCCr. Um canino atendido em outro serviço foi submetido à osteossíntese com placa 2,0mm para correção de complicação em técnica extra-capsular, na qual houve fratura da tíbia na região do orifício criado para confecção da sutura fabelo-tibial. Houve falha dos implantes e a placa foi removida. A fratura foi estabilizada com fixador esquelético externo circular, sendo constatada, após 120 dias, consolidação.Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR is one of the most common orthopedic diseases in dogs and extracapsular suture with nylon is often used for its correction. This technique may be associated with incisional complications, post-surgical meniscus injury, swelling associated with suture material and infection. The objective of this study is to report a tibial fracture in a dog, caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of CCLR. An adult dog, which suffered a tibial fracture after an extracapsular fixation for a CCLR, underwent surgery for the fixation of the fracture with a 2.0mm plate, by a referring veterinarian, but the implant failed. The plate was removed and the fracture was stabilized with a circular fixator. Bone consolidation was observed after 120 days.

  2. Estabilidade aeróbia da ração total e de silagens de capim-marandu tratadas com aditivos químicos e bacterianos Aerobic stability of total mixed ration and marandugrass silage using microbial or chemical additive

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Thiago Fernandes Bernardes

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de determinar o efeito da inclusão de aditivo químico e da inoculação de bactérias homo e heterofermentativas sobre a estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de capim-marandu e da ração total. Foram conduzidos três experimentos para avaliação do benzoato de sódio e de dois inoculantes, um contendo Lactobacillus plantarum + Propionibacterium e o segundo Lactobacillus buchneri. Após 60 dias de fermentação, os silos foram abertos e as silagens e a ração total (RT contendo silagens de capim-marandu foram colocadas em caixas de isopor e transferidas para câmara climática, a 25 ± 1ºC, para determinação das variações de temperatura na ração total e na silagem, das recuperações de MS e das alterações no pH da silagem. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas. Houve perdas de MS e elevação dos teores de pH quando as silagens foram colocadas em condições de aerobiose. A temperatura das silagens e da RT teve discreto aumento durante os seis dias de aeração. O uso de bactérias ou de benzoato de sódio não influenciou a estabilidade aeróbia das silagens.This research evaluated the inclusion of chemical additive and the inoculation with homo and heterofermentative bacteria on the aerobic stability of the Marandu grass silages and on the total mixed ration (TMR. It was conducted three experiments to evaluate sodium benzoate and two inoculants: 1. Lactobacillus plantarum + Propionibacterium and; 2. Lactobacillus buchneri. The silos were opened after 60 days of fermentation; the silages and the TMR containing the silages were placed in a polystyrene box, and transferred to a climatic chamber kept at 25 ± 1ºC to determine the temperature changes, dry matter recovery, and pH values. The data were analyzed according to a complete randomized design, in a split plot arrangement. The silages showed DM losses and increasing pH during the air exposure phase. The silages and TMR temperatures showed a slight increase during the six days of air exposure. Bacteria inoculants or sodium benzoate didn't affect the silage aerobic stability.

  3. Perdas fermentativas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar tratadas com cal virgem e cloreto de sódio Fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages treated with whitewash and sodium chlorite

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A.V. Rezende

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de determinar o efeito da inclusão de cal virgem e cloreto de sódio sobre as perdas fermentativas e a estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o totalmente ao acaso em esquema de parcelas subdivididas com quatro repetições, de modo que os aditivos foram avaliados nas parcelas (silagem sem aditivo; silagens contendo 0,5; 1,0 e 2,0% de cloreto de sódio; e silagens contendo 0,5; 1,0 e 1,5% de cal virgem na matéria natural e os tempos de exposição ao oxigênio nas subparcelas. Após 75 dias da ensilagem, os silos foram abertos para determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS e da perda de MS por efluente e gases e aferição da temperatura e do pH da silagem. A inclusão de cal nas silagens, independentemente da dose utilizada, proporcionou maior teor de MS e menor perda de MS. As menores temperaturas foram observadas nas silagens tratadas com cloreto de sódio. Os aditivos utilizados, sobretudo o cloreto de sódio, foram eficientes em manter a estabilidade aeróbia da silagem de cana.The objective of this work was to determine the inclusion of whitewash and sodium chloride on the fermentative losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages. It was used a completely randomized experimental design in split plot scheme with four replicates, so the additives were evaluated in the plots (silage without additive, silages containing 0.5; 1.0 and 2.0% of sodium chloride; and silages containing 0.5; 1.0 and 1.5% of whitewash, on the basis of natural matter and the time of exposition to oxygen was evaluated in the subplots. After 75 days from ensilage, silos were opened for determination of the contents of dry matter (DM and the loss of dry matter by effluent and gases and checking of temperature and pH of the silage. The addition of whitewash into silages, regardless to the dose utilized, provides greater DM content and smaller loss of DM. The lowest temperatures were found in the silages treated with sodium chloride. The additives utilized were efficient in keeping the aerobic stability of sugar cane silage, particularly sodium chloride.

  4. Analysis of Suitability for Development of New Mining Field in Northern Part of Kosovo Lignite Basin - Sibovc / Analiza Możliwości Udostępnienia Nowego Obszaru Wybierania W Północnej Części Zagłębia Węgla Brunatnego Sibovc W Kosowie

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cehlár, Michal; Rybár, Radim; Pinka, Ján; Haxhiu, Lorik; Beer, Martin

    2013-06-01

    This review describes the possibility of development a new lignite deposit in northern Kosovo lignite basin - Sibovc. Analysis of the initial state briefly evaluates Kosovo energy sector, geomorphological conditions and quality of lignite from Sibovc deposit. With using Dataminesoft it was created geological model and approximate calculation of lignite reserves in the deposit. The data obtained from Dataminesoft were used as starting points of the financial analysis of project. The result of the analysis is exactly describe the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of deposit Sibovc compared to other deposits in the area and creating of geological model with productive horizons deposit of lignite. Based on these data lignite deposit Sibovc was classified, according to the classification of deposits the UN, as economical. W pracy tej omówiono możliwości udostępnienia nowego obszaru wybierania złoża węgla brunatnego (lignitu) w północnej części zagłębia węgla brunatnego Sibovc w Kosowie. W analizie stanu początkowego krótko scharakteryzowano sektor energetyczny Kosowa, warunki geo-morfologiczne oraz parametry jakościowe węgla brunatnego z zagłębia Sibovc. Przy pomocy pakietu Dataminesoft stworzono model geologiczny i przeprowadzono przybliżone obliczenia zasobów węgla brunatnego w złożu. Dane uzyskane przy zastosowaniu pakietu Dataminesoft zostały następnie wykorzystane jako dane wejściowe do analizy finansowej przedsięwzięcia. Na podstawie wyników analizy uzyskuje się jakościową i ilościową charakterystykę złoża w odniesieniu do pozostałych złóż w regionie. Opracowano model geologiczny ze szczegółowym wskazaniem poziomów wybierania lignitu. W oparciu o te dane dokonano klasyfikacji złoża węgla brunatnego (lignitu) w Sibovc zgodnie z międzynarodowymi zasadami klasyfikacji wykazując, że złoże będzie ekonomiczne.

  5. Análise macroscópica e histológica do emprego da poliuretana derivada do óleo de mamona (Ricinus communis aplicada na tíbia de cães em fase de crescimento Macroscopic and histopathologic evaluations of the use of polyurethane resins derived from castor oil (Ricinus communis applied in the tibia of the puppies

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Patricia Popak Maria

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar o efeito da poliuretana de mamona aplicada ao osso de cães em crescimento. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 12 cães subdivididos aleatoriamente em 3 grupos, os quais receberam o implante de mamona na face medial proximal da tíbia, com análise macroscópica e histopatológica aos 30 (GIII, 60 (GII e 90 (GI dias. RESULTADOS: A poliuretana foi recoberta por uma cápsula conjuntiva fibrosa, não ocorrendo proliferação óssea ao seu redor. CONCLUSÃO: A poliuretana é biocompatível, comportando-se como espaçador biológico em cães. Nesta espécie não ocorre a osteointegração.PURPOSE: To analyze the effects of castor oil derived poliurethane, when applied to bones of puppies. METHODS: Twelve dogs, randomly divided in 3 groups, received a castor oil derived poliurethane at the medial side of the proximal tibia. Gross and histopathologic evaluations were performed at 30 (GIII, 60 (GII and 90 (GI days. RESULTS: The poliurethane was enclosed in a connective fibrous tissue capsule and there was no new bone formation around it. CONCLUSION: The castor oil derived poliurethane is biocompatible and behaves as a biological "stand off" in dogs. Osteointegration does not occur in this species.

  6. Análise da translação anterior da tíbia, pico de torque e atividade eletromiográfica do quadríceps e isquiotibiais em indivíduos com lesão do ligamento cruzado anterior em cadeia cinética aberta Analysis of anterior tibial translation, peak torque, and quadriceps and hamstrings coactivation in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament injuries performing isometric open kinetic chain exercises

    OpenAIRE

    Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos; Juliano Coelho Arakaki; Adriano P. Simão; Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira; Cleber Jansen Paccola; Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi

    2007-01-01

    Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar a translação anterior da tíbia (TAT), pico de torque isométrico e atividade eletromiográfica de indivíduos com lesão do ligamento cruzado anterior (LCA) realizando contrações isométricas em cadeia cinética aberta no ângulo de 30º de flexão do joelho. Foram avaliados 20 voluntários do sexo masculino (31.1 ± 7.45 anos) com ruptura completa do LCA e 20 indivíduos controle (22.2 ± 3.15 anos). Eletromiografia de superfície, artrômetro KT 1000 e um Dinamômetr...

  7. IDENTIFICATION OF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL OF THE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND INCINERATION PROCESSES OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE = IDENTIFICAÇÃO DE OPORTUNIDADES DE MELHORIA DO DESEMPENHO AMBIENTAL DOS PROCESSOS DE BIODIGESTÃO ANAERÓBIA E INCINERAÇÃO DOS RESÍDUOS SÓLIDOS URBANOS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luana de Assis Silva

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to identify opportunities for improving the environmental performance of the power generation technologies from the treatment of municipal solid waste - MSW using the tool of the life cycle assessment. The most significant impact was the disposal of waste in landfill; while incineration itself was the technology in which the impacts were most prevalent. The results of the comparative analysis, point out the need to improve the environmental performance of the incineration process, as this was more impactful, considering also that the incineration process has greater energy efficiency. It was observed that are necessary investments in technologies that enable the reduction of these impacts, so that incineration is a possible solution for sustainable treatment of MSW associated with power generation, for its efficiency on power generation, and for the reduction of volume, mass and hazardous waste. Therefore, it recommends the use of energy recovery technologies such as incineration, anaerobic digestion and utilization of landfill biogas, associated with recycling to generate electricity from MSW treatment. = O presente trabalho tem por objetivo identificar as oportunidades para melhoria do desempenho ambiental dos processos de geração de energia pela biodigestão anaeróbia e incineração a partir do tratamento de resíduo sólido urbano - RSU com o uso da ferramenta avaliação do ciclo de vida. Para biodigestão anaeróbia dos RSU a etapa que apresentou impactos mais significativos foi a disposição dos rejeitos em aterro sanitário; enquanto que, a incineração propriamente dita, foi a etapa nos quais os impactos foram mais preponderantes. Os resultados das análises comparativas, apontam para necessidades de melhorias no desempenho ambiental do processo de incineração, pois este se mostrou mais impactante, considerado também, que o processo de incineração apresenta maior eficiência energética. Observou-se que se fazem necessários investimentos em tecnologias que possibilitem a redução desses impactos, para que a incineração seja uma possível solução sustentável para tratamento dos RSU associado à geração de energia, pela sua eficiência tanto para geração de energia, quanto para a redução do volume, massa e periculosidade dos resíduos. Portanto, recomenda-se a utilização das tecnologias de recuperação energética, tais como, incineração, biodigestão e captação e utilização de biogás de aterros, associados à reciclagem, de forma a integrar seu objetivo principal, de tratamento dos resíduos à geração de energia elétrica.

  8. Consolidação da osteotomia valgizante proximal da tíbia com cunha de abertura fixada com placa "calço" de Anthony® Proximal tibial valgusing open-wedge osteotomy union fixated with Anthony® "support" plate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cristiano Hossri Ribeiro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo tem por finalidade verificar a consolidação da osteotomia valgizante da tíbia com cunha de abertura fixada com placa tipo calço de Anthony® (OVT, no tratamento da osteoartrose medial do joelho varo, a correção da deformidade e a resposta clínica ao tratamento cirúrgico. MÉTODOS: Vinte pacientes (vinte joelhos com osteoartrose do compartimento medial do joelho, com idade média de 48,4 ± 9,9, foram avaliados por um período mínimo de um ano. Os pacientes foram submetidos a avaliação radiográfica da consolidação e do eixo mecânico no pré e pós operatório, além da avaliação dos critérios de LYSHOLM. RESULTADOS: A consolidação da osteotomia ocorreu após 12 semanas em 100% dos casos sem complicações. A avaliação do LYSHOLM no pós operatório apresentou 80% de excelentes e bons resultados. A correção final média do eixo mecânico foi de 3,4 ± 3,3 graus de valgo. CONCLUSÃO: Concluímos que a consolidação da osteotomia supra-tuberositária da tíbia com cunha de abertura fixada com placa calço de Anthony® e com enxertia óssea tricortical ocorre num intervalo de três meses. A cirurgia é eficaz para a correção da deformidade em varo do joelho, e propicia melhora clínica significante para o paciente.OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to check the proximal tibial valgusing open-wedge osteotomy union with Anthony® plate for the treatment of bowleg with medial osteoarthrosis, final correction of the deformity and clinical improvement. METHODS: Twenty patients (twenty knees with medial osteoarthrosis of the knee, with mean age of 48.4 years, were evaluated for one year. The patients were submitted to the Lysholm's score, and also to X-ray studies before and after surgery. RESULTS: The osteotomy union occurred after 12 weeks in all cases without complications. The Lysholm's score was regarded as excellent or good in 80% of the cases. The postoperative mechanical alignment was 3.4 ± 3.3 valgus. CONCLUSION: We conclude that the union happened within 3 months with the use of bone grafting and the Anthony® plate to fix the open wedge osteotomy. The open wedge osteotomy is effective in fixing the deformity of the knee providing a significant improvement to patients' lives.

  9. Suplementação de vitamina C não acelera o processo de consolidação de fratura da tíbia em ratos Supplementary vitamin C does not accelerate bone healing in a rat tibia fracture model

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vincenzo Giordano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a função da suplementação de ácido ascórbico na consolidação de fraturas da tíbia de ratos. MÉTODOS: Trinta ratos Wistar machos foram aleatoriamente divididos nos grupos Vitamina C (Grupo A e sham (Grupo B, com 15 ratos em cada grupo. Ao grupo A foram administrados 200mg/kg de ácido ascórbico por dia intraperitonialmente e ao grupo B,5ml/kg de soro fisiológico intraperitonialmente uma vez ao dia. Os animais foram separados em duplas e colocados em gaiolas, com água e ração padrão ad libitum. As fraturas foram produzidas manualmente, não foram estabilizadas nem foi usado qualquer tipo de imobilização. Duas, quatro e seis semanas após a fratura, cinco ratos de cada grupo foram anestesiados e sacrificados por deslocamento cervical. O calo foi dissecado, preparado e analisado histologicamente. A análise histomorfológica foi realizada seis semanas após a fratura e o estágio de consolidação determinado a partir de escala de cinco pontos. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferenças histológicas e histomorfológicas entre os animais nos três diferentes estágios usados no experimento. Seis semanas após a fratura, os cinco animais de cada grupo apresentaram completa consolidação óssea. CONCLUSÃO: Nas condições estudadas, a suplementação de Vitamina C não acelerou o processo de consolidação de fraturas da tíbia de ratos. Nível de evidência II, estudo individual com delineamento experimental.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of ascorbic acid supplementation on bone healing after rat tibia fracture. METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into Vitamin C (Group A and sham (Group B groups (15 rats each. Group A received 200 mg intraperitoneally per kg per day of ascorbic acid and Group B was given saline 5 ml per kg per day intraperitoneally once a day. The animals were caged in pairs and allowed free access to tap water and a standard rodent chow ad libitum. Fractures were produced manually, they were not stabilized, and unprotected weight-bearing was allowed. At two, four, and six weeks post-fracture, the rats in both groups were anesthetized and sacrificed by cervical dislocation. Callus tissue was dissected, prepared, and analyzed histologically. Histomorphological analysis was performed at six weeks post-fracture and the extent of fracture healing was determined using a five-point scale. RESULTS: There were no histological and histomorphological differences between drug-treated animals and the shamin the three different stages studied. By six weeks post-fracture, the five animals of each group had a complete bone union. CONCLUSION: Under the studied conditions, intraperitoneal Vitamin C supplementation does not accelerate the fracture healing process after experimental tibia fracture in rats. Level of evidence: Level 2, individual study with experimental design.

  10. Comparação entre ergômetros específico e convencionais na determinação da capacidade aeróbia de mesatenistas Comparison between specific and conventional ergometers in the aerobic capacity determination in table tennis players

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alessandro Moura Zagatto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a necessidade de utilizar protocolo específico para avaliar a capacidade aeróbia de mesatenistas, comparando os testes aplicados em ergômetro específico com ergômetros convencionais. Para isso, nove mesatenistas foram os participantes do estudo (18,22 ± 2,33 anos; altura de 1,76 ± 0,09m; massa corporal de 67,36 ± 10,03kg; gordura corporal de 14,74 ± 6,69%; e índice de massa corporal (IMC de 21,69 ± 2,71kg/m². Foram aplicados os testes de lactato mínimo, realizados no ergômetro de braço (LACmin braço e no cicloergômetro (LACmin ciclo (ergômetros convencionais e o teste de limiar anaeróbio em procedimento específico para o tênis de mesa (LAn espec utilizando um lançador de bolas mecânico como ergômetro. Como procedimentos estatísticos foram utilizados o teste de análise de variância (ANOVA one way e o teste de correlação produto-momento, com nível de significância de 5%. O LAn espec (48,11 ± 6,82 bolas.min-1 não foi significativamente correlacionado com a intensidade de LACmin braço (91,94 ± 11,51W (r = 0,18; p = 0,72; e apresentou correlação negativa com a intensidade de LACmin ciclo (157,97 ± 12,51W (r = - 0,80; p = 0,02. Desse modo, os resultados encontrados no estudo levam a concluir que existe necessidade do uso de protocolo específico para mensurar a capacidade aeróbia no tênis de mesa.The aim of this study was to verify the necessity to use a specific protocol for evaluating the aerobic capacity in table tennis players, comparing the tests applied in conventional ergometers with test applied in specific ergometer. Nine table tennis players were participants in the study (18.22 ± 2.33 years; 1.76 ± 0.09 m of height; 67.36 ± 10.03 Kg of body mass; 14.74 ± 6.69 % of fat mass and 21.69 ± 2.71 Kg/m² of body mass index. The participants performed lactate minimum tests in the arm ergometer and cycle ergometer; in addition to incremental test in specific ergometer for determination of the anaerobic threshold (AnTspec through visual inspection. Statistical procedures used Analysis of Variance test (one-way ANOVA and the Pearson correlation test, with level of significance of 5%. There was not significant correlation between the AnTspec (48.11 ± 6.82 shots.min-1 and the lactate minimum intensity obtained in arm ergometry (91.94 ± 11.51 W (r=0.18; p=0.72. The lactate minimum intensity in cycle ergometer (157.97 ± 12.51 W presented significant correlation with the AnTspec (r=-0.80; p=0.02, but a negative correlation was verified. Therefore, a specific protocol is needed for measuring the aerobic capacity in table tennis.

  11. Atividade enzimática de isolados de rizóbia nativos da Amazônia Central crescendo em diferentes níveis de acidez Enzymatic activity of native Central Amazonian rhizobia strains grown in different levels of acidity

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Arlem Nascimento de Oliveira

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A importância das bactérias conhecidas como rizóbia no estabelecimento de leguminosas tem sido amplamente reconhecida. Porém, poucas são as informações referentes ao perfil enzimático dessas bactérias benéficas. O estudo objetivou investigar a influência do pH do meio sólido sobre a atividade enzimática de rizóbios nativos da Amazônia Central. Essa triagem constitui o primeiro passo no processo de seleção de microorganismos benéficos, como produtores de enzimas de aplicação biotecnológica. Nesse estudo, 64 isolados de rizóbia foram testados para a produção extracelular de amilase, lipase, pectinase e protease, em meio YMA modificado. Excetuando a atividade pectinolítica, todas as outras enzimas (amilase, lipase e protease foram detectadas nos isolados investigados. Dois isolados (INPA R-975 e INPA R-926 exibiram atividades amilolíticas, lipolíticas e proteolíticas. Os índices enzimáticos amilolíticos e proteolíticos variaram significativamente entre os isolados e as condições de pH do meio de cultura. De maneira geral, as maiores atividades amilolíticas e proteolíticas foram exibidas pelos isolados INPA R-957, INPA R-915B e INPA R-991 em pH 6,5. O isolado INPA R-957 também se mostrou amilolítico e proteolítico nos pHs 5,0 e 8,0. Esse estudo mostrou que alguns rizóbios nativos da Amazônia representam fontes promissoras de amilase e protease de uso biotecnológico, sobretudo na tecnologia de alimentos.The importance of rhizobia bacteria in the establishment of legume plants has been widely recognized. However, information is scarce regarding the enzymatic profiles of these beneficial bacteria. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of pH of solid medium on enzymatic activity of native Central Amazonian rhizobia strains. This screening constitutes the first step in selecting beneficial microorganisms as enzyme producers. In this study, 64 strains of rhizobia were screened for extracellular amylolytic, lipolytic, pectinolytic and proteolytic activities on modified YMA. With the exception of pectinolytic activity, the other enzymatic activity groups (amylase, lipase and protease were found in the strains investigated. Two isolates (INPA R-975 and INPA R-926 exhibited amylolytic, lipolytic and proteolytic activities. The activity levels of the amylases and proteases varied significantly among strains of rhizobia and among pH conditions. In general, the highest amylase and protease activities were presented by isolates INPA R-957, INPA R-915B and INPA R-991 at pH 6.5. The INPA R-957 isolate also showed amylolytic and proteolytic activities at pH 5.0 and 8.0. This study revealed several Central Amazonian rhizobia strains as promising sources of amylase and protease for biotechnological applications, especially in food technology.

  12. Hidroxiapatita sintética como substituto ósseo em defeito experimental provocado no terço proximal da tíbia em cão: aspectos à microscopia eletrônica de transmissão Sinthetic hydroxyapatite as bone substitute in the experimentally caused defect on the dog tibia proximal third: electronic transmission microscopy aspects

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A.P.B. Borges

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar a hidroxiapatita sintética (HAP-91 como substituto ósseo, foram utilizados oito cães adultos, sem raça definida, clinicamente sadios. Após protocolo anestésico e cirúrgico habituais, foi provocado um defeito ósseo na diáfise proximal das tíbias esquerda e direita, sendo implantada a HAP-91 apenas na tíbia direita. Os animais, dois de cada vez, foram sacrificados aos 8, 30, 60 e 120 dias após a cirurgia, quando foram obtidas amostras do local da lesão, que foram fixadas, lavadas, polimerizadas, cortadas e submetidas a dupla coloração em solução aquosa de acetato de uranila a 1% e em solução de citrato de chumbo. Essas secções foram avaliadas e fotografadas ao microscópio eletrônico de transmissão. Os componentes tissulares na tíbia tratada e na controle foram similares. A absorção da HAP-91 caracterizou-se pela presença de células multinucleadas na interface entre HAP-91 e osso, morfologicamente consideradas como osteoclastos. Ainda, encontraram-se grânulos de HAP-91 no interior de células morfologicamente caracterizadas como macrófagos. A absorção celular de grânulos de HAP-91, concomitante com a formação adjacente de osso novo, sugere que a osteointegração da HAP-91 seja análoga ao processo normal de reabsorção-aposição óssea.With the objective of studying the synthetic hydroxyapatite (HAP-91 as a bone substitute, eight healthy mongrel adult dogs were used. Following the habitual anesthetic and surgical protocol, a bone defect was provoked in the proximal diafisis of the left and right tibias, being implanted the graft of HAP-91 just in the right tibia. The animals, two at each time, were sacrificed at the 8th, 30th, 60th and 120th days after the surgery, when lesion samples were obtained for histopathology, submitted to the double coloration in 1% uranil acetate solution and in lead citrate solution. These sections were examined and photographed in an electronic transmission microscope. The bone tissue components were identified both in the control and treated tibia. The absorption of HAP-91 was characterized by the presence of multinuclear cells in the interface between the hydroxyapatite and the bone, morphologically considered as osteoclasts. In addition, the concomitant presence of HAP-91, with the adjacent formation of new bone was found, which suggests that the osteointegration of HAP-91 is similar to the bone reabsorption apposition normal process.

  13. Influência da relação volumoso: concentrado e do tempo de retenção hidráulica sob a biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de bovinos Effects of roughage: concentrate in relation to time of hydraulic retention under anaerobic biodigestion of cattle manure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marco A. P. Orrico Júnior

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as possíveis alterações existentes na composição e no processo de biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos de bovinos em fase de terminação alimentados com diferentes proporções de volumoso: concentrado e com diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH. Foram utilizados 24 biodigestores batelada de bancada com 12 litros de capacidade, dos quais 12 foram abastecidos com dejetos de bovinos alimentados com a dieta 1 (60% volumoso:40% concentrado e dieta 2 (40% volumoso:60% concentrado e submetidos a 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias de TRH. A eficiência do processo de biodigestão anaeróbia foi avaliada pelas reduções de sólidos totais, sólidos voláteis, fibra em detergente neutro, fibra em detergente ácido, celulose e número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes, além dos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano. Os resultados mostraram que o aumento da proporção de volumoso na dieta levou a menor eficiência do processo, principalmente nos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano que foram em média 13% menor. Com relação ao NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes, foram observadas reduções significativas conforme aumentou TRH.The aim of this survey was to evaluate the possible alterations that exist in composition and in anaerobic biodigestion process of cattle manure in phase of slaughter and fed with different proportions of roughage: concentrate and with different times of hydraulic retention (THR. 24 batch digesters of bench with capacity of 12 liters, from which 12 were provided with cattle manure that were fed with diet 1 (60% roughage: 40% concentrate and diet 2 (40% roughage:60% concentrate and submitted to 30; 60; 90 and 120 days of TRH were used. The efficiency of anaerobic biodigestion process was evaluated by reductions of total solids, volatile solids; neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, cellulose and the most probable number (MPN of total and thermo tolerant coliforms, and production potential of biogas and methane were evaluated. Results showed that the increase of roughage proportion in diet conduced the smallest efficiency in the process, mainly in the production potential of biogas and methane, which were, in average, 13% smaller. Regarding to MPN of total and thermo tolerant coliforms, significative reductions as increased THR were observed.

  14. Biodigestão anaeróbia dos resíduos da produção avícola: cama de frangos e carcaças Anaerobic digestion of waste from poultry production: poultry litter and carcass

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marco A. P. Orrico Júnior

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção de biogás, bem como os potenciais de produção e a qualidade do biofertilizante obtido com a biodigestão anaeróbia dos resíduos cama de frangos e carcaças de aves pré-compostados. Para tanto, foram pré-compostados cama de frango e carcaças de aves mortas em uma composteira durante um período de 60 dias, período necessário para que ocorresse decomposição prévia das carcaças e assim fosse possível manipular o material para abastecer os biodigestores. Após este período, o material foi utilizado para abastecer os biodigestores batelada de campo com capacidade de 60 litros de material em fermentação. Para o processo de biodigestão anaeróbia, foram efetuadas análises dos teores de sólidos totais (ST, sólidos voláteis (SV, composição química do efluente, potenciais de produção, além do número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes no afluente e efluente. Os potenciais médios de produção de biogás foram: 0,073; 0,152 e 0,141m³.kg-1 de material, SV e ST adicionados, respectivamente. Foram observadas reduções acima de 99% no NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes, sendo observado NMP de 3,7 x 10(5 g-1 no início e 7,45 x 10² g-1 no final.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the production of biogas, and the production potential, and quality of biofertilizer obtained from the anaerobic digestion of waste poultry litter and poultry carcasses pre composted. For this were pre composted poultry litter and carcasses of dead birds in a composter for a period of 60 days, time needed to occur prior decomposition of the carcasses and so it can manipulate the material to supply the biodigestor. After this period the material was used to supply the batch field biodigestor with a capacity of 60 liters of material in fermentation. For the process of anaerobic digestion tests were performed in the levels of total solids (TS, volatile solids (VS, chemical composition of effluent, and the most probable number (MPN of total and thermotolerant coliforms in the influent and effluent. The potential average productions of biogas are: 0073, 0152, 0141m ³.kg-1 of material, VS and TS added, respectively. There were reductions of over 99% in NMP of total and thermotolerant coliforms, and observed MPN of 3.7 x 10(5.g-1 at the beginning and 7.45 x 10² g-1 at the end.

  15. Biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos de cabritos Saanen alimentados com dietas com diferentes proporções volumoso e concentrado Anaerobic biodigestion of manure of Saanen goats fed diets with different proportions of roughage and concentrate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ana Carolina Amorim Orrico

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da idade do animal e da proporção de volumoso nas dietas sobre a biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos de cabritos Saanen. Foram utilizadas as fezes produzidas por cabritos Saanen aos 90, 120 e 150 dias de idade e alimentados com dietas de três relações volumoso:concentrado (80:20, 60:40 e 40:60, representando as dietas 1, 2 e 3, respectivamente. Utilizaram-se biodigestores tipo batelada de bancada com capacidade para 12 litros de substrato em fermentação e 8% de sólidos totais iniciais para determinação das produções e dos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano, da redução de sólidos voláteis e quantificação dos teores de minerais no afluente e efluente. As maiores reduções de sólidos voláteis foram observadas nos substratos preparados com as fezes de cabritos aos 150 dias alimentados com a dieta com relação volumoso:concentrado de 40:60. Os melhores rendimentos de substrato ou fezes foram obtidos com os dejetos dos cabritos de 120 e 150 dias de idade alimentados com a dieta com relação volumoso:concentrado 40:60. As maiores concentrações de minerais nos biodigestores foram observadas para as fezes de cabritos de 150 dias de idade alimentados com a dieta com relação volumoso:concentrado 40:60. A biodigestão anaeróbia é eficiente na remoção de coliformes nos dejetos de caprinos, proporcionando efluentes com no máximo 4,3 × 10² coliformes totais termotolerantes por grama de material.It was evaluated the effects of age of the animal and of the proportion of dietary roughag on anaerobic biodigestion of the manure of Saanen kids. It was used the feces produced by Saanen kids at 90, 120 and 150 days of age and fed diets with three roughage:concentrate ratios (80:20, 60:40 and 40:60, representing diets 1, 2 and 3, respectively. It was used batch digesters of bench with capacity for 12 liters of substratum in fermentation process and 8% of initial total solids for determination of biogas and methane productions and production potentials, and reduction of volatile solids and quantification of mineral contents in affluent and effluent. The greatest volatile solid reductions were observed in substrata prepared with feces of goats at 150 days of age fed diets with roughage:concentrate ratio of 40:60. The best results of substratum or feces were obtained with manure of goats at 120 and 150 days of age fed diet with 40:60 roughage:concentrate ratio. The greatest concentrations of minerals in the biodigesters were observed for feces of goats at 150 days of age fed the diet 40:60 roughage:concentrate ratio. Anaerobic biodigestion is efficient in removing coliforms from goat manure, providing effluents with maximum of 4.3 × 10² of total and thermotolerant coliforms per gram of material.

  16. Índices técnicos correspondentes à velocidade crítica e à máxima velocidade de 30 minutos em nadadores com diferentes níveis de performance aeróbia Technical indexes corresponding to the critical speed and the maximal speed of 30 minutes in swimmers with different aerobic performance levels

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jailton Gregório Pelarigo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo deste estudo foi verificar o efeito do nível de performance aeróbia na relação entre os índices técnicos correspondentes à velocidade crítica (VC e à velocidade máxima de 30 minutos (V30 em nadadores. Participaram deste estudo, 23 nadadores do gênero masculino com características antropométricas similares, divididos segundo o nível de performance aeróbia em grupo G1 (maior performance (n = 13 e G2 (menor performance (n = 10. Os indivíduos tinham pelo menos quatro anos de experiência no esporte e treinavam um volume semanal de 30.000 a 45.000m. A VC foi determinada através do coeficiente angular da regressão linear entre as distâncias (200 e 400m e seus respectivos tempos. A V30 foi determinada através da máxima distância realizada em um teste de 30 minutos. Todas as variáveis foram determinadas no nado crawl. A VC foi significantemente maior do que a V30 no grupo G1 (1,30 ± 0,04 vs. 1,23 ± 0,06m.s-1 e no G2 (1,17 ± 0,08 vs. 1,07 ± 0,06m.s-1. As duas variáveis foram maiores no grupo G1. As taxas de braçada correspondentes à VC (TBVC e à V30 (TBV30 obtidas nos grupos G1 (33,07 ± 4,34 vs. 31,38 ± 4,15 ciclos.min-1 e G2 (35,57 ± 6,52 vs. 33,54 ± 5,89 ciclos.min-1 foram similares entre si. A TBVC foi significantemente menor no grupo 1 do que no grupo 2, enquanto que a TBV30 não foi diferente entre os grupos. Os comprimentos de braçada correspondentes à VC (CBVC e à V30 (CBV30 foram significantemente maiores no grupo G1 (2,41 ± 0,33 vs. 2,38 ± 0,30m.ciclo-1 do que no G2 (2,04 ± 0,43 vs. 1,97 ± 0,40m.ciclo-1, e similares entre si nos dois grupos. As correlações (r entre a VC e a V30 e as variáveis técnicas correspondentes às duas velocidades foram significantes em todas as comparações (0,68 a 0,91. Portanto, a relação entre a velocidade e as variáveis técnicas correspondentes à VC e à V30 não é modificada pelo nível de performance aeróbia.The main objective of this study was to verify the effect of aerobic performance level on the relationship between the technical indexes corresponding to critical speed (CS and maximal speed of 30 minutes (S30 in swimmers. Participated of this study 23 male swimmers with similar anthropometric characteristics, divided by aerobic performance level in groups G1 (n = 13 and G2 (n = 10. They had at least four years of experience in the modality and a weekly training volume between 30,000 to 45,000 m. The CS was determined through the angular coefficient of the linear regression line between the distances (200 and 400 m and respective times. The S30 was determined through the maximal distance covered in a 30 minutes test. All variables were determined in front crawl. CS was higher than S30 in G1 (1.30 ± 0.04 vs. 1.23 ± 0.06 m.s-1 and G2 (1.17 ± 0.08 vs. 1.07 ± 0.06 m.s -1. These variables were higher in group G1. The stroke rate corresponding to CS (SRCS and S30 (SRS30 obtained in group G1 (33.07 ± 4.34 vs. 31.38 ± 4.15 cycles.min-1 and G2 (35.57 ± 6.52 vs. 33.54 ± 5.89 cycles.min-1 were similar. The SRCS was significantly lower in group G1 than G2, while SRS30 was not different between groups. The stroke length corresponding to CS (SLCS and S30 (SLS30 was significantly higher in group G1 (2.41 ± 0.33 vs. 2.38 ± 0.30 m.cycle-1 than in G2 (2.04 ± 0.43 vs. 1.97 ± 0.40 m.cycle-1, and had similar values in both groups. The correlation (r between CS and S30 and technical variables corresponding to CS and S30 were significant in all comparisons (0.68 to 0.91. Thus, the relationship between the speed and technical variables corresponding to CS and S30 was not modified by the aerobic performance level.

  17. Comparative multicenter study of treatment of multi-fragmented tibial diaphyseal fractures with nonreamed interlocking nails and with bridging plates Estudo multicêntrico comparativo do tratamento de fraturas diafisárias multifragmentárias de tíbia com hastes bloqueadas não-fresadas e placas em ponte

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hélio Jorge Alvachian Fernandes

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: A prospective, randomized study to compare patients with closed, multi-fragmented tibial diaphyseal fractures treated using one of two fixation methods undertaken during minimally invasive surgery: nonreamed interlocking intramedullary nails or bridging plates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients were studied; 22 patients were treated with bridging plates, 23 with interlocking nails without reaming. All fractures were Type B and C (according to the AO classification. RESULTS: Clinical and radiographic healing occurred in all cases. No cases of infection occurred. The healing time for patients who received nails was longer (4.32 weeks on average than the healing time for those who received plates (P = 0.026. No significant differences were observed between the two methods regarding ankle mobility for patients in the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: The healing time was shorter with the bridging plate technique, although no significant functional differences were found.OBJETIVOS: Estudo prospectivo e randomizado comparou pacientes com fraturas diafisárias multifragmentárias fechadas de tíbia, tratados com dois métodos de fixação: hastes intramedulares bloqueadas não-fresadas e placas em ponte. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 45 pacientes sendo utilizadas 22 placas em ponte e 23 hastes bloqueadas. Todas as fraturas foram tipos B e C (Classificação AO. RESULTADOS: A consolidação clínica e radiográfica ocorreu em todos os casos. Não houve caso de infecção. Verificou-se que o tempo de consolidação dos pacientes que receberam haste foi maior (em média 4,32 semanas do que o tempo de consolidação daqueles que receberam placa (p = 0,026. Não foram observadas diferenças estatisticamente significantes entre os dois métodos no tocante à mobilidade do tornozelo nos pacientes dos dois grupos. CONCLUSÕES: O tempo de consolidação foi menor com uso de placas em ponte, porém sem diferenças funcionais significantes.

  18. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos sob efeito de três temperaturas e dois níveis de agitação do substrato: considerações sobre a partida Anaerobic digestion of swine wastes under effect of three temperatures and two substratum agitation levels: considerations about the departure phase

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cecília F. Souza

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos. Para isso, foi utilizado esquema laboratorial, constituído de 24 digestores com volume total de 14 L, sendo cada um abastecido com dejetos de suínos em fase de terminação, diluídos em água, perfazendo 10 L de volume útil de substrato com concentração inicial de sólidos totais de 6%. Três grupos formados por oito desses biodigestores foram expostos a três temperaturas (25; 35 e 40 ºC e a dois níveis de agitação (com e sem do substrato. A análise da fase de partida foi feita com base na produção média acumulada de biogás, num período de 71 dias. Os resultados demonstraram que a agitação não interferiu e que o melhor desempenho, inclusive o menor tempo gasto para atingir determinado nível de produção de biogás, foi verificado na temperatura de 35 ºC.In this work was evaluated the anaerobic digestion of swine wastes. For that, a laboratory scheme was used, consisting of 24 digesters whose total volume was 14 L, being each one supplied with ending swine wastes, diluted in water, resulting on 10 L of net volume of substratum, with initial total solids concentration of 6%. Three groups formed by eight of these biodigesters were exposed to three temperatures (25; 35 and 40 ºC and to two substratum agitation levels (with and without. The departure phase analysis was based in the average accumulated biogas yield along the period of 71 days. Results showed that agitation didn't contribute and that the best performance, including the minor time requested to obtain a specific biogas yield level, was verified in the temperature of 35 ºC.

  19. Efeito da inversão dos turnos de trabalho sobre capacidade aeróbia e respostas cardiovasculares ao esforço máximo Effect of the work shift reversal on the aerobic capacity and cardiovascular responses to maximal exercise

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Myrna Jaguaribe de Lima

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Os distúrbios do sono e alterações associadas atingem grande parte da população que trabalha no turno noturno, afetando a sua qualidade de vida. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi comparar a capacidade aeróbia e as respostas cardiovasculares ao exercício máximo em indivíduos com ciclo sono vigília fisiológico e com inversão dos turnos de trabalho. Foram analisados 18 indivíduos do sexo masculino, sedentários, com idade entre 23-35 anos, divididos em 2 grupos: a grupo controle, formado por estudantes (n=9 e b grupo experimental, composto por controladores de tráfego aéreo que trabalhavam com inversão dos turnos de trabalho (n=9. Para a medida da capacidade aeróbia, foi determinado o VO2máx. por meio do analisador de gases metabólicos (VO-2000, Aerosport, Medgraphics. Para o teste de esforço máximo foi realizado o protocolo de rampa em esteira (Millenniun ATL Inbramed e as respostas cardiovasculares (FC, PAS e PAD foram verificadas antes e após a realização do exercício. De acordo com os resultados, o grupo experimental apresentou valores inferiores de FC no repouso (79,8 ± 11,5 bpm vs. 70,3 ± 3,8 bpm, no 5º (112,7± 15,1 bpm vs. 98,7 ± 6,3 bpm e no 7º minuto (108,7 ± 16,6 bpm vs. 93,9 ± 6,8 bpm de recuperação. Quanto à PAS, foram observados valores superiores durante o repouso (110,0 ± 11,2 mmHg vs. 104,0 ± 5,7 mmHg, nos indivíduos do grupo controle. Já a PAD, mostrou níveis superiores no 5º minuto da recuperação no grupo experimental (67,0 ± 4,4 mmHg vs. 58,9 ± 6,0 mmHg. Por fim, foram verificados valores superiores de VO2máx. para os indivíduos do grupo controle (58,9 ± 6,1 ml/kg/min em relação ao experimental (53,7 ± 2,5 ml/kg/min. Desta forma, podemos concluir que a inversão nos turnos de trabalho, afetando o ciclo sono-vigília, altera não apenas o ciclo circadiano das variáveis cardiovasculares no repouso e na recuperação do esforço, como também traz prejuízos à capacidade funcional, podendo comprometer o desempenho das atividades ocupacionais.Sleep disturbs and associated alterations reach great part of the population which works at night, affecting their quality of life. The aim of the present study was to compare the aerobic capacity and the cardiovascular responses to maximal exercise in subjects with physiological sleep/wake cycle and with work shift inversion. 18 male subjects, aged 23-35 years, were assigned to either a shift-workers (Experimental; n=9 or a control group (Control; n=9. All the subjects underwent a treadmill exercise test in order to obtain the BP, HR behavior in the recovery period. Exhaled air was collected every 10 minutes for VO2max. Shift-workers presented lower heart rate values at rest (79.8 ± 11.5 bpm vs. 70.3 ± 3.8 bpm, 5th (112.7 ± 15,1 bpm vs. 98,7 ± 6,3 bpm and 7th min. (108.7 ± 16.6 bpm vs. 93.9 ± 6.8 bpm at recovery. SBP showed significant increased values in control group just at rest (110.0 ± 11.2 mmHg vs. 104.0 ± 5.7 mmHg. The control group presented lower values of DBP at the 5th min. (67.0 ± 4.4 mmHg vs. 58.9 ± 6.0 mmHg and higher values of VO2max. (58.9 ± 6.1 ml/kg/min vs. 53.7 ± 2.5 ml/kg/min. We concluded that the alterations in the working shifts affect the circadian rhythms and the cardiovascular variables at rest and recovery periods of the exercise stress testing and can compromise the functional capacity of the subjects.

  20. Utilização do intercepto-y na avaliação da aptidão anaeróbia e predição da performance de nadadores treinados El uso del intercepto-y en la evaluación de adaptacion anaeróbica en la predicción de la performance de nadadores especializados Use of the y-intercept in the evaluation of the anaerobic fitness and performance prediction of trained swimmers

    OpenAIRE

    Marcelo Papoti; Alessandro de Moura Zagatto; Paulo Barbosa de Freitas Júnior; Sergio Augusto Cunha; Luiz Eduardo Barreto Martins; Claudio Alexandre Gobatto

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo desse estudo foi verificar a utilização do intercepto-y na avaliação da aptidão anaeróbia e predição da performance de nadadores treinados. Foram participantes do estudo 14 nadadores com idade entre 15 e 18 anos. Os atletas realizaram o teste de nado atado, performance máxima e velocidade crítica (VC) para determinação da capacidade de nado anaeróbio (CTA), todos em nado crawl em um período de três dias. 1) O teste de nado atado consistiu em realizar esforço máximo durante 30 segun...

  1. Combination of poly L-lactic acid nanofiber scaffold with omentum graft for bone healing in experimental defect in tibia of rabbits Combinação de poli L-ácido láctico nanofibras com enxerto de omento para reparo ósseo em defeito experimental em tíbia de coelhos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Amir Sotoudeh

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To investigate the osteoconductive properties and biological performance of Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA with omentum in bone defects. METHODS: PLLA nanofiber scaffolds were prepared via electrospinning technique. Forty four New Zealand white female rabbits randomly divided into three groups of 18 rabbits each. Created defects in right tibias were filled in group I with omentum, in group II with PLLA nanofiber scaffold and in group III with combination of the omentum and PLLA. The same defects were created in left tibia of all groups but did not receive any treatment (control group. Histological and histomorphometric evaluations were performed at two, four and six weeks after the implantation. RESULTS: Histological changes on all groups along with the time course were scored and statistical analysis showed that the average scores in group III were significantly higher than the other groups. CONCLUSION: Histomorphometric analysis of bone healing was shown to be significantly improved by the combined PLLA with omentum compared with the other groups, suggesting this biomaterial promote the healing of cortical bone, presumably by acting as an osteoconductive scaffold.OBJETIVO: Investigar as propriedades de osteocondução e desempenho biológico do ácido L láctico-Poly (PLLA com omento em defeitos ósseos. MÉTODOS: Andaimes PLLA nanofibras foram preparados via eletrofiação técnica. Cinquenta e quatro coelhos fêmeas Nova Zelândia brancos foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em três grupos de 18 coelhos cada. Defeitos criados em tíbias direitas foram preenchidos no grupo I com omento, no grupo II com PLLA nanofibras e no grupo III com a combinação do omento e PLLA. Os mesmos defeitos foram criados na tíbia esquerda de todos os grupos, mas não receberam qualquer tratamento (grupo controle. As avaliações histológicas e histomorfométricas foram realizadas em duas, quatro e seis semanas após a implantação. RESULTADOS: As alterações histológicas em todos os grupos, juntamente com o curso de tempo foram marcados e análise estatística mostrou que as pontuações médias do grupo III foram significativamente mais elevadas do que os outros grupos. CONCLUSÃO: Análise histomorfométrica da cicatrização óssea mostrou-se significativamente melhor com o PLLA combinado com omento em comparação com os outros grupos, sugerindo que este biomaterial promove a cicatrização do osso cortical, provavelmente atuando como osteocondutor.

  2. Análise clínica e biomecânica do efeito do diclofenaco sódico na consolidação da fratura da tíbia no rato Clinical and biomechanical analysis of the effect of diclofenac sodium in tibial fracture healing in rats

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sérgio Swain Müller

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Os AINH (Antiinflamatórios não hormonais são agentes utilizados na prática clínica que interferem no processo inflamatório pela inibição da síntese de prostaglandinas e tromboxanos. Alguns trabalhos experimentais investigaram sua ação no processo de consolidação de fraturas, por meio de estudos clínicos e histológicos, sendo escassas as análises biomecânicas. Nesse estudo foram utilizados 20 ratos da linhagem Wistar, divididos aleatoriamente em dois grupos iguais: grupo A (controle e grupo B (tratado com diclofenaco sódico. Em ambos os grupos foram realizadas fraturas abertas, após perfuração, na tíbia direita. A administração da droga foi via intramuscular, dose única diária, por 28 dias. Os animais foram pesados semanalmente. Após o sacrifício as tíbias foram dissecadas, pesadas e submetidas a ensaio biomecânico de flexão analisando-se carga máxima, deformação e coeficiente de rigidez. Observou-se que no grupo tratado com AINH não houve aumento do peso corpóreo a partir da segunda semana e as tíbias fraturadas foram mais pesadas. Neste grupo o calo ósseo suportou menor carga máxima, apresentando maior deformação e menor coeficiente de rigidez. Nos animais tratados, o osso não fraturado também se mostrou menos rígido. Concluiu-se, nas condições estudadas, que o DS alterou o processo de consolidação e o metabolismo ósseo, levando a retardo na maturação do calo e menor rigidez do osso intacto, respectivamente.The antinflammatories are agents utilized on clinical practice that interfere on inflammatory process by synthesis inhibition of prostaglandin and tromboxanes. Some experimental studies investigated their action on the fractures consolidation process, through clinical and histological studies, as the biomechanical analyses are scarce. In this study, 20 (twenty Wistar pedigree rats were used, aleatory divided into two groups: A group (control and B group (treated with diclofenac. In both groups open fractures were made through perforation on right tibia. The drug administration was done intramuscularly in a single daily dose, during 28 (twenty-eight days. The animals were weekly weighed. After the sacrifice the tibias were dissected, weighed and submitted to a biomechanical analysis of flexion and the maximum load, deformation and rigidity coefficient were measured. It was remarkable that the treated group with antinflammatory did not present body weight gain after the second week and the broken tibias were heavier. In this group the osseous callous supported less maximum load, presenting larger deformation and smaller rigidity coefficient. In the treated group, the non-fractured bone was also less rigid. Concluding, at this studied conditions, the diclofenac can interfere on the consolidation process and on the osseous metabolism, promoting a delay on the callous maturation and a smaller rigidity of the intact bone, respectively.

  3. Avaliação de parâmetros da biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos alimentados com dietas à base de milho e sorgo Evaluation of anaerobic biodigestion parameters of swine waste fed with diets based on corn and sorghum

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marco A. P. Orrico Júnior

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a interferência da dieta à base de sorgo em substituição à de milho na composição e no tratamento dos dejetos. Foram utilizados 24 biodigestores batelada de bancada, dos quais 12 foram abastecidos com dejetos de suínos alimentados com dieta á base de milho, e o restante, com dieta á base de sorgo. A cada 30 dias foram esvaziados três biodigestores dentro de cada dieta, em um total de quatro tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH 30; 60; 90 e 120 dias. Para avaliar a eficiência do processo de biodigestão anaeróbia, foram avaliadas as reduções de sólidos totais, sólidos voláteis totais, demanda química de oxigênio, demanda bioquímica de oxigênio, número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes, além dos potenciais de produção do biogás e metano. Os resultados mostraram que os dejetos dos suínos alimentados com dietas à base de sorgo apresentaram menor eficiência no processo, principalmente nos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano. Em média, os potenciais foram 8,6% menor (PThe aim of this work was to evaluate the interference of a diet based on sorghum in substitution of corn in the compound and treatment of waste. Twenty four batch digesters of bench with capacity of 12 liters, from which 12 were provided with swine waste that were fed with a diet base on corn and the others with a diet based on sorghum. At every 30 days, 3 digesters of each diet were emptied, in a total of 4 hydraulic retention times (HRT: 30; 60; 90 and 120 days. For evaluating the efficiency of anaerobic biodigestion process, reduction of total solids, total volatile solids, chemical demand of oxygen, biochemical demand of oxygen, the most probably number (NMP of total and thermo tolerant coliforms, besides potentials of biogas and methane production were evaluated. Results showed that swine waste that were fed with diets based on sorghum, presented a smaller efficiency of the process, mainly for potentials of biogas and methane production. In average, potentials were 8.6% smaller (P<0.01 than potentials that were obtained from biodigestors provided with swine waste that were fed with diet based on corn. Regarding to NMP of total and thermo tolerant coliforms, only significative reductions were observed as increase HRT.

  4. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos com e sem separação da fração sólida em diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica Anaerobic biodigestion of swine manure with and without separation of the solid fraction in different hydraulic retention times

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marco A. P. Orrico Júnior

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o processo de biodigestão anaeróbia utilizando dejetos de suínos, com e sem separação da fração sólida, considerando-se diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica. Para tanto, foram utilizados biodigestores tubulares semicontínuos abastecidos com água residuária de suinocultura, com e sem separação da fração sólida (CSFS e SSFS, respectivamente, manejados com tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH iguais a 36; 29; 22 e 15 dias. A eficiência dos tratamentos foi avaliada pela redução dos números mais prováveis de coliformes totais e fecais, teores de fibra em detergentes neutro e ácido, demandas química e bioquímica de oxigênio e dos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano. A qualidade do biofertilizante foi avaliada quanto aos teores de macro e micronutrientes. A separação da fração sólida acarretou decréscimo nos teores de fibra dos afluentes, o que contribuiu para o aumento da eficiência da produção de metano. Foram observados valores de 0,47 e 0,75 m³ CH4 kg-1 SV adicionado para os afluentes SSFS e CSFS, respectivamente, no TRH de 15 dias. Com o aumento do TRH, houve acréscimo médio de 50% no potencial de produção de metano kg-1 de SV adicionado. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas nas reduções de coliformes fecais e totais, sendo a maior redução de 3,6 10(9 para 3,6 10² NMP 100 mL-1 para o TRH de 36 dias CSFS.This work aimed to evaluate the anaerobic biodigestion process by using swine manure with and without separation of the solid fraction and considering different hydraulic retention times. For such purpose semi continual plug flow biodigestors were used, with residual water from a pig farm with and without separation of the solid fraction, managed with 36; 29; 22 e 15 days of hydraulic retention. Efficiency of the treatments was evaluated by the reduction of the most probable number of total and fecal coliforms, fiber content, chemical and biochemical oxygen demands, besides the biogas and methane production potential and biofertilizer quality. The separation of the solid fraction decreased in fiber content from effluents, what contributed to an increase in the efficiency in the methane production. The observed values were: 0.47 and 0.75 m³ CH4 kg-1 VS added to the effluent with and without separation of the solid fraction respectively, in the HRT of 15 days. With the increase of HRT there was a medium increase of 50% in the production of potential of methane kg-1 VS added. It was not observed significant differences in reduction of fecal and total coliforms. The largest reduction was 3.6 10(9 to 3.6 10² NMP 100 mL-1 for the 36 days HRT.

  5. BIA Indian Lands Dataset (Indian Lands of the United States)

    Data.gov (United States)

    Federal Geographic Data Committee — The American Indian Reservations / Federally Recognized Tribal Entities dataset depicts feature location, selected demographics and other associated data for the...

  6. Język polski na Białorusi

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Teresa Kryszyń

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Polish language in the Republic of Belarus The situation of the Polish minority in Belarus was always difficult because the politics of Belarusian authorities was focused on destruction of anything connected with Polish culture or possessing Polish roots: intelligentsia, school, theatres, press. The reestablishing of Polish education in late 80-ties of the last century started from scratch therefore and the biggest amount of learners studied Polish in late 90-ties of the XX century. Recently the amount of students has decreased which is explained by the current demographical and political situation. The most significant influence on forming national consciousness is possesses by family. Unfortunately nowadays it is being observed that most of Polish families has not performed that function anymore and using of Polish language by members of Polish families is decreasing. The leading role of Polish language in a Catholic liturgy is changing as well: the word “Catholic” does not mean “Pole”. According to surveys 66% of Catholics would prefer Polish as the language of liturgy, 20% – Belarusian, 10% – Russian and Polish, 4% – another language. This situation creates the possibility of disappearing of Polish language from liturgy and catechism. Consequently the role of Polish schools and organizations in education of children and teenagers has increased. Language acquisition begins in kindergartens during extra lessons or within Polish groups. The forms of language acquisition at school vary a lot. Most of the students learn Polish languages after-hours, some of them attends required Polish classes at school. Moreover there are two Polish schools of Grodno region. There is an opportunity of studying Polish language in high educational establishments in Belarus, e.g. in Grodno State University Polish language department has existed since 1989 and it prepares its students to teaching Polish language. Farther development of Polish education in Belarus depends on both factors the Poles attitude and current political situation in the country. Польский язык в Республике БеларусьПоложение польского национального меньшинства в РБ всегда была трудной, так как политика властей была направлена на уничтожение всего, что имело польские корни и было связано с польской культурой: интеллигенции, школ, театров, газет. В связи с этим возрождение образования на польском языке в конце 80-тых годов прошлого столетия начиналось с нулевого уровня и наибольшее количество учащихся изучало польский язык в конце 90-тых годов XX века. В последние годы наблюдается уменьшение количества учащихся, что объясняется демографической и современной политической ситуацией. На формирование национального самосознания наиболее значительное влияние оказывает cемья. К сожалению, большинство современных польских семей не выполняет эту функцию, использование польского языка как языка внутрисемейных отношений уменьшается. Польский язык в костеле также выходит из употребления, понятие “католик” сегодня уже не означает “поляк”. Как видно из исследований, 66% католиков хотели бы, чтобы литургия в костелах была на польском языке, 20% – на белорусском, 10% – на польском и русском, 4% – ином языке. Такая ситуация создает опасность исчезновения польского языка из литургии и катехизиса. В связи с вышесказанным усиливается роль польских школ и польских общественных объединений в воспитании и обучении детей и молодежи. Oбучение и воспитание детей польскому языку начинается уже в детском саду в кружках либо в специальных группах с обучением и воспитанием на польском языке. В школах обучение польскому языку ведется в разных формах. Наибольшее количество желающих учится во внеурочное время, определенная часть – в классах с обязательным изучением польского языка. Помимо этого в Гродненской области существуют две школы с обучением на польском языке. В высших учебных заведениях Беларуси также изучается польский язык, а в Гродненском госуниверситете с 1989 г. cуществует кафедра полонистики, занимающаяся подготовкой учителей польского языка. Дальнейшее развитие польскоязычного образования в РБ зависит как от позиции поляков, так и от современной политической ситуации в нашей стране.

  7. Inteligenckie biografie na Białorusi. Studium przypadku

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Natalia Mamul

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Intelligentsia biographies in Belarus. A case studyDrawing on a case study from the body of empirical research which includes 30 narrative interviews conducted using Fritz Schuetze’s biographical method with male and female residents of Belarus, the author explores the process of Belarusian identity formation of a Belarusian-speaking dissenting intellectual. The case study is drawn from the author’s research into the ways in which Belarusian-speaking intellectuals (the group locating itself in opposition to the establishment by the very recourse to the literary Belarusian language of instruction and everyday life as well as other dissenting identity markers conceptualize and hone their national identity. One can trace the path towards fully-fledged Belarusian identity which unrolls via turning points, thanks to significant others through participation in intelligentsia circles. One of the membership rules in the social world of intelligentsia is the use of the high-profile Belarusian language. The interpretive analysis is set against the backdrop of the socio-linguistic situation in contemporary Belarus with its authoritarian regime, advanced Russification, contested memory field, restrained memory work and conflicting historical and national discourses.

  8. Inteligenckie biografie na Białorusi. Studium przypadku

    OpenAIRE

    Natalia Mamul

    2015-01-01

    Intelligentsia biographies in Belarus. A case studyDrawing on a case study from the body of empirical research which includes 30 narrative interviews conducted using Fritz Schuetze’s biographical method with male and female residents of Belarus, the author explores the process of Belarusian identity formation of a Belarusian-speaking dissenting intellectual. The case study is drawn from the author’s research into the ways in which Belarusian-speaking intellectuals (the group locating itself i...

  9. ARRA NEPA Quarterly Report- Second Report: DOI: BIA

    Data.gov (United States)

    Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President — Reports prepared by the Departments and Agencies on status of NEPA progress for activities and projects funded under Division A of the American Recovery and...

  10. Paola Bono - Bia Sarrasini (eds., Epiche. Altre imprese, altre narrazioni

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Massimo Fusillo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Negli spazi affascinanti dell’Hangar Bicocca di Milano, accanto alle sublimi torri di Anselm Kiefer, è in corso in questi mesi un’ampia mostra, Light Time Tales, della famosa videoartista e performer americana Joan Jonas, da sempre affascinata dalla rilettura di saghe e testi epici, e tesa verso una ridefinizione continua della soggettività femminile. Nell’unica immensa sala buia, costellata da numerosi video e da alcune installazioni, il fruitore può costruirsi un proprio percorso più o meno labirintico, recependo in simultaneità frammenti di varie opere. Una prova di cosa possa significare oggi riproporre l’antichissimo genere dell’epica, nella nostra epoca intermediale, dominata dal multitasking.

  11. Microbiota aeróbia conjuntival nas conjuntivites adenovirais

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nakano Eliane Mayumi

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudar a microbiota aeróbica conjuntival em pacientes com quadro clínico de conjuntivite viral aguda. Método: Trinta pacientes entre 18 e 40 anos portadores de conjuntivite adenoviral e 30 pacientes sem a doença foram submetidos à colheita de material da conjuntiva para cultura. Os portadores de conjuntivite adenoviral foram submetidos ao exame até 3 dias após o início dos sintomas. As culturas foram realizadas utilizando-se os meios de ágar-sangue e ágar-chocolate. Pacientes em uso de medicação tópica ou sistêmica, usuários de lentes de contato e aqueles com doença ocular prévia ou doença sistêmica foram excluídos. Resultados: Houve positividade significantemente maior das culturas de conjuntiva nos pacientes com conjuntivite adenoviral (33,3%, sendo Haemophylus influenzae em 50% e Streptococcus pneumoniae em 50% quando comparados ao grupo controle (6,6% - Staphylococcus coagulase negativo. O grupo de pacientes com conjuntivite e que apresentaram culturas positivas, não diferiu em nenhum dos critérios clínicos analisados do grupo com culturas negativas. Conclusão: Pacientes com conjuntivite adenoviral apresentaram maior freqüência de exames de cultura de amostra de conjuntiva positivas quando comparados aos controles normais. Os pacientes com conjuntivite adenoviral com cultura positiva apresentaram evolução clínica semelhante aos pacientes com cultura negativa. Os agentes isolados na microbiota conjuntival no grupo com conjuntivite foram diferentes do observado no grupo normal. Porém o resultado das culturas não apresentou correlação com a evolução clínica.

  12. Comparação dos efeitos do laser de baixa potência e do ultrassom de baixa intensidade no processo de reparo ósseo em tíbia de rato Comparison of the effects of low-level laser therapy and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on the process of bone repair in the rat tibia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Poliani Oliveira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: Recursos eletrofísicos, como o ultrassom (US e a terapia laser de baixa potência (LLLT, vêm sendo cada vez mais utilizados na prática fisioterapêutica. Estudos sugerem que esses recursos são capazes de estimular a proliferação de osteoblastos e a osteogênese no local da fratura, promovendo maior deposição de massa óssea e acelerando o processo de consolidação. OBJETIVO: Analisar os efeitos do US e da LLLT no processo de consolidação óssea por meio das análises biomecânica e histológica do calo ósseo. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 30 ratos machos, distribuídos aleatoriamente em três grupos: grupo controle fratura, sem tratamento (GC; grupo fratura tratado com US pulsado com burst de 1,5 MHz, 200us, 1KHz, 30 mW/cm² (GUS e grupo fratura tratado com laser 830nm, 100mW, 120J/cm² (GL. Foram realizados defeitos ósseos circulares com broca de 2 mm de diâmetro nas tíbias dos animais. Os tratamentos foram realizados a cada 48 horas, totalizando sete aplicações e, no 14º dia, os animais foram sacrificados. A tíbia direita foi designada para análise biomecânica, enquanto a esquerda, para análise histológica. RESULTADOS: A análise biomecânica não mostrou diferença estatisticamente significativa entre as propriedades biomecânicas do GC, GL e GUS. Na análise morfométrica, tanto GUS quanto GL apresentaram área de osso neoformado estatisticamente maior em relação ao GC. No entanto, quando as duas modalidades de tratamento foram comparadas, não foram encontradas diferenças estatísticas entre elas. CONCLUSÃO: Ambos os recursos utilizados neste estudo foram capazes de acelerar o processo de reparo ósseo em ratos.BACKGROUND: Electrophysical agents such as Ultrasound (US and low-level laser therapy (LLLT have been increasingly used in physical therapy practice. Studies suggest that these devices are able to stimulate osteoblast proliferation and osteogenesis at the fracture site, resulting in a greater deposition of bone mass and speeding up the consolidation process. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of US and LLLT on the bone healing process, through biomechanical and histological analysis of the bone callus. METHODS: A total of 30 rats were randomly allocated into three groups: control group fracture without treatment (GC; fracture group treated with pulsed US, burst 1.5 MHz, 200us, 1KHz, 30 mW/cm² (GUS and fracture group treated with laser 830nm, 100mW, 120J/cm² (GL. Bone defects were performed with a circular drill of 2mm in diameter in the animal's tibias. The treatments were carried out after surgery consisting of 7 applications every 48 hours. After 14 days the animals were sacrificed and the tibias were removed to perform the analysis, being the right tibia designated for biomechanical analysis, while the left tibia for histological analysis. RESULTS: The biomechanical analysis showed no statistically significant difference between biomechanical properties of the CG, CL and GUS. In morphometric analysis, both GUS and GL showed a significantly higher woven bone tissue area compared to the control group. However, when the two treatment modalities were compared, there were no statistical differences between them. CONCLUSION: Both devices used in this study were able to accelerate the bone healing process in rats.

  13. Utilização da relação potência-tempo até exaustão em testes de caminhada para avaliação da aptidão aeróbia Use of the power-time until exhaustion relantionship in walk tests to evaluate aerobic fitness

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Guilherme Morais Puga

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a aptidão aeróbia em testes de caminhada com carga externa aplicada por meio da inclinação da esteira, a partir da relação não linear entre inclinação da esteira e tempo até a exaustão em velocidade fixa. Doze indivíduos do gênero masculino com 23,2 ± 2,7 anos de idade, 74,0 ± 7,9kg de massa corporal e 23,7 ± 2,5kg·(m²-1 de IMC, realizaram duas etapas de testes de caminhada em esteira ergométrica com velocidade fixa de 5,5km·h-1 em todos os testes e sobrecarga de intensidade aplicada por meio de inclinação da esteira (%. A etapa 1 consistiu de três testes retangulares até a exaustão voluntária, nas intensidades de 18%, 20% e 22% de inclinação, para determinação dos parâmetros do modelo de potência crítica por dois modelos lineares e um hiperbólico. A etapa 2 consistiu na determinação da intensidade correspondente ao máximo estado estável de lactato sanguíneo (MEEL. ANOVA demonstrou que o modelo hiperbólico (15,4 ± 1,1% resultou em estimativa significativamente menor que os outros dois modelos lineares inclinação-tempo-1 (16,0 ± 1,0% e hiperbólico linearizado tempo-1-inclinação (15,9 ± 1,0%, porém, houve alta correlação entre os modelos. Os dois modelos lineares superestimaram a intensidade do MEEL (14,1 ± 1,4%, e o modelo hiperbólico, mesmo sem diferença estatística, apresentou fraca correlação, com baixa concordância em relação ao MEEL. Conclui-se que a relação inclinação-tempo até a exaustão, em testes de caminhada, não permitem a estimativa de intensidade de exercício suportável por longo período de tempo.The aim of the present study was to evaluate aerobic fitness during walk tests with workload increased by treadmill inclination, based on non-linear relationship between treadmill inclination and time until exhaustion in steady velocity. Twelve male subjects, 23.2 ± 2.7 years old, 74.0 ± 7.9 kg of body mass and 23.7 ± 2.5 kg·(m²-1 of BMI, performed two phases of treadmill walk tests with steady velocity during all tests of 5.5 km·h-1 and intensity workload applied on the treadmill inclination (%. Phase 1 consisted of tree workout tests until voluntary exhaustion at 18%, 20% and 22% of inclination intensity, for critical power parameters determination, by using two linear models and a hyperbolic model. Phase 2 consisted of determination of the maximal blood lactate steady state (MLSS intensity. ANOVA showed that the hyperbolic model (15.4 ± 1.1 % underestimated both linear models: linear inclination-time-1 (16.0 ± 1.0 % and hyperbolic linear time-1-inclination (15.9 ± 1.0 %; however, there was high correlation. Both linear models overestimated the MLSS intensity (14.1 ± 1.4%, and although there was no difference between the MLSS and the hyperbolic model, they had low correlation and there was a lower agreement. In conclusion, the inclination-time to exhaustion ratio in walk tests does not show an exercise intensity that can be bearable for a long period of time.

  14. Análise da translação anterior da tíbia, pico de torque e atividade eletromiográfica do quadríceps e isquiotibiais em indivíduos com lesão do ligamento cruzado anterior em cadeia cinética aberta Analysis of anterior tibial translation, peak torque, and quadriceps and hamstrings coactivation in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament injuries performing isometric open kinetic chain exercises

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar a translação anterior da tíbia (TAT, pico de torque isométrico e atividade eletromiográfica de indivíduos com lesão do ligamento cruzado anterior (LCA realizando contrações isométricas em cadeia cinética aberta no ângulo de 30º de flexão do joelho. Foram avaliados 20 voluntários do sexo masculino (31.1 ± 7.45 anos com ruptura completa do LCA e 20 indivíduos controle (22.2 ± 3.15 anos. Eletromiografia de superfície, artrômetro KT 1000 e um Dinamômetro isocinético foram utilizados para avaliar a atividade EMG do Quadríceps e Isquiotibiais, TAT passiva e ativa e pico de torque isométrico respectivamente durante três contrações isométricas voluntária máxima a 30 º de flexão do joelho. Os resultados demonstraram que a TAT passiva e ativa é significativamente maior em joelhos com lesão do LCA comparado ao joelho contralateral, lado dominante e não dominante do grupo controle, porém os valores da TAT ativa foram menores do que a passiva. Não houve diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre os grupos na atividade EMG do quadríceps e isquiotibiais e no pico de torque isométrico produzido durante o tarefa motora requisitada. Os resultados deste estudo demonstram que indivíduos com lesão do LCA e indivíduos controle se comportam de maneira similar em relação a pico de torque isométrico e controle motor embora a artrocinemática da articulação tibiofemural mostrou-se diferente em joelhos lesados.The aim of this study was to evaluated the anterior tibial translation (ATT, isometric peak torque and EMG activity in individuals with acl rupture performing isometric contraction in open kinetic chain in angle that provoke substantial ATT. It was evaluated 20 male subjects (31.1± 7.45 years with acl total rupture and 20 control subjects (22.2 ± 3.15 years. Electromyography, arthrometric kt 1000 and isokinetic dynamometry was used to evaluate the quadriceps and hamstrings EMG activity, passive and active ATT and isometric peak torque respectively during three maximum isometric voluntary contractions at 30 degrees of knee flexion. The results demonstrated that the passive and active ATT is significant greater in knees with acl rupture compared with the contralateral knees, dominant and non dominant knees of the control group. However the active ATT values were greater than the passive ATT. There is no statistic significant differences between groups concerning quadriceps and hamstring EMG activity and in the peak torque produced during the motor task requested. The results of this study demonstrated that individuals with acl rupture had similar behavior compared with normal knees in relation to isometric peak torque and motor control despite the different arthrokinematics of the tibiofemural joint observed in injured knees.

  15. Utilização do intercepto-y na avaliação da aptidão anaeróbia e predição da performance de nadadores treinados El uso del intercepto-y en la evaluación de adaptacion anaeróbica en la predicción de la performance de nadadores especializados Use of the y-intercept in the evaluation of the anaerobic fitness and performance prediction of trained swimmers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marcelo Papoti

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi verificar a utilização do intercepto-y na avaliação da aptidão anaeróbia e predição da performance de nadadores treinados. Foram participantes do estudo 14 nadadores com idade entre 15 e 18 anos. Os atletas realizaram o teste de nado atado, performance máxima e velocidade crítica (VC para determinação da capacidade de nado anaeróbio (CTA, todos em nado crawl em um período de três dias. 1 O teste de nado atado consistiu em realizar esforço máximo durante 30 segundos amarrado a um aparato de medição com células de carga para mensuração da força pico (Fpic, aptidão anaeróbia (AP ANA e concentração de lactato pico ([la-]pic conforme Papoti et al. (11; 2 Os participantes realizaram também performances máximas nas distâncias de 100, 200, 300, 400 e 600 m, com intervalo mínimo de duas horas entre cada nado; 3 E o teste de VC foi aplicado para determinação da CTA utilizando todas as combinações possíveis dos resultados das performances máximas, através do modelo de regressão linear entre distância versus tempo. Foi encontrada média de 25,07± 4,22 m nas 16 combinações de CTAs encontradas e coeficiente de regressão linear variando entre 0,99 e 1,00 e erro de coeficiente linear de 19,30± 5,9%. Não foram encontradas correlações significativas entre as CTAs e performances máximas, Fpic (227,81± 63,02 N, AP ANA (86,55± 13,05 N e [la-]pic (6,80± 1,03 mM. Contudo, foram encontradas correlações significativas entre a AP ANA e as performances máximas. Desse modo, é possível concluir que a CTA representada pelo intercepto-y da relação distância versus tempo de nado, parece não ser um bom parâmetro na avaliação da aptidão anaeróbia e predição de performances entre 100 m e 600 m nado crawl.El objetivo de ese estudio fue verificar el uso del intercepto-y en la evaluación anaeróbica de la aptitud y predicción de la performance de los nadadores especializados. Los participantes del estudio fueron 14 nadadores con edad entre 15 y 18 años. Los atletas realizaron la prueba de nado atado, máxima performance y velocidad crítica (VC para la determinación de la capacidad de nado anaeróbico (CTA, todos en estilo crawl por un periodo de tres días. 1 La prueba de nado atado consistió en lograr el máximo esfuerzo durante 30 segundos atado a un aparato de medición con células de carga para la medida del pico de fuerza (Fpic, de la aptitud anaeróbica (AP ANA y la concentración de pico del lactato ([la-]pic según Papoti et al.(11. 2 Los participantes también lograron actuaciones al máximo en las distancias de 100, 200, 300, 400 y 600 m, con el intervalo mínimo de dos horas entre cada nado. 3 La prueba de VC se aplicó para la determinación de CTA que usa todas las posibles combinaciones de los resultados de las máximas actuaciones, a través del modelo de regresión lineal entre la distancia vs. tiempo. Se encontró un promedio de 25,07 ± 4,22 m en las 16 combinaciones de CTAs y se halló un coeficiente de regresión lineal que varía entre 0,99 y 1,00 con un error de coeficiente lineal de 19,30 ± 5,9%. No se encontraron en ellos correlaciones significantes entre CTAs y máximas performances, Fpic (227,81 ± 63,02 N, AP ANA (86,55 ± 13,05 N y [la-]pic (6,80 ± 1,03 mm. Sin embargo, si se encontraron en ellos correlaciones significantes entre AP ANA y las máximas performances. De este modo, es posible concluir que la CTA representada por el intercepto-y de la distancia de la relación vs. tiempo de nado, parece no ser un parámetro bueno en la evaluación de la aptitud anaeróbica y la predicción de las actuaciones entre 100 m y 600 m del nado crawl.The objective of this study was to verify the use of y-intercept from the critical velocity model in the evaluation of the anaerobic fitness and prediction of maximal performance in trained swimmers in crawl style. Fourteen swimmers with ages ranging from 15 to 18 years participated in this study. The athletes performed the tied swimming test, maximal performances tests and critical velocity (CV for the determination of anaerobic swimming capacity (AWC. 1 The tied swimming test was applied through maximal effort during 30 seconds fixed to the equipment with load cells for the measurement of the peak force, anaerobic fitness and peak lactate. 2 The subjects also performed maximal performances at distances of 100, 200, 300, 400 and 600 meters with two hours interval between each swim. 3 AWC at CV model was determined utilizing all possible combinations by maximal performances applying the distance-time linear regression model. The AWC value obtained was of 25.07 ± 4.22 m, with linear regression coefficient between 0.99 and 1.00, and linear coefficient error of 19.30 ± 5.9%. AWC was not correlated with all maximal performances, peak force (227.81 ± 63.02 N, anaerobic fitness (85.55 ± 13.05 N, and peak lactate (6.80 ± 1.08 mM. However, the anaerobic fitness was correlated with all maximal performances. Thus, it was concluded that the AWC obtained by y-intercept of the distance/time of swim relation does not seem to be a good parameter for the anaerobic fitness evaluation neither to predict the maximal performances between 100 and 600 meters in crawl style.

  16. Índices fisiológicos associados com a "performance" aeróbia em corredores de "endurance": efeitos da duração da prova Índices fisiológicos asociados a la "performance" aerobia en competidores de "endurance": efectos de la duración de la prueba Physiological indexes associated with aerobic performance in endurance runners: effects of race duration

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Benedito Sérgio Denadai

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a validade do consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2max, da velocidade correspondente ao VO2max (vVO2max, do tempo de exaustão na vVO2max (Tlim, da economia de corrida (EC e do limiar anaeróbio (LAn para a predição da performance de atletas de endurance. Quatorze corredores de endurance (33,4 ± 4,4 anos; 62,7 ± 4,3kg; 166,1 ± 5,0cm; VO2max = 60,4 ± 5,9ml.kg-1.min-1 realizaram os seguintes testes: a competição simulada nas distâncias de 1.500 e 5.000m. e; b testes de laboratório para a determinação do VO2max, vVO2max, EC, LAn e Tlim na intensidades de 100% vVO2max. As velocidades (km/h da vVO2max (18,7 ± 0,8, LAn (17,3 ± 1,1 v1.500m (19,9 ± 0,8 e v5.000m (17,9 ± 0,9 foram significantemente diferentes. A regressão múltipla stepwise revelou que o LAn foi o único preditor da performance da v5.000m, explicando 50% da variação desta performance. Para a v1.500m, o Tlim e a vVO2max explicaram 88% da variação da performance. Com base em nossos resultados, pode-se concluir que a validade dos índices fisiológicos (VO2max, vVO2max, Tlim, EC e LAn, para a predição da performance aeróbia de atletas de endurance, é dependente da distância da prova (1.500 x 5.000m analisada.El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la validez del consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2max, de la velocidad correspondiente al VO2max (vVO2max, del tiempo de exaustión en la vVO2max (Tlim, de la economía de la carrera (EC y del umbral anaeróbico (LAn para predecir la performance de atletas de endurance. Catorce competidores de endurance (33,4 ± 4,4 años; 62,7 ± 4,3kg; 166,1 ± 5,0cm; VO2max = 60,4 ± 5,9ml.kg-1.min-1 realizaron las siguientes pruebas: a competición simulada en las distancias de 1.500 y 5.000m. e; b pruebas de laboratorio para la determinación del VO2max, vVO2max, EC, LAn y Tlim en la intensidad del 100% vVO2max. Las velocidades (km/h de la vVO2max (18,7 ± 0,8, LAn (17,3 ± 1,1 v1.500m (19,9 ± 0,8 y v5.000m (17,9 ± 0,9 fueron significantemente diferentes. La regresión múltiple stepwise mostró que el LAn fue el único elemento de predicción de la performance de la v5.000m, explicando el 50% de la variación de esta performance. Para la v1.500m, el Tlim y la vVO2max explicaron el 88% de la variación de la performance. Con base en nuestros resultados, se puede concluir que la validez de los índices fisiológicos (VO2max, vVO2max, Tlim, EC y LAn, para la predicción de la performance aerobia de atletas de endurance depende de la distancia de la prueba (1.500 x 5.000m analizada.The aim of this study was to assess the validity of the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max, the velocity at VO2max (vVO2max, time to exhaustion at vVO2max (Tlim, running economy (RE and anaerobic threshold (AnT to predict the aerobic performance of the endurance athletes. Fourteen well-trained long-distance runners (33.4 ± 4.4 yr.; 62.7 ± 4.3 kg; 166.1 ± 5.0 cm; VO2max = 60.4 ± 5.9 ml.kg-1.min-1 underwent the following tests: a simulated competitions in the distances of 1500 and 5000 m and; b laboratory treadmill tests to determine their VO2max, vVO2max, Tlim, EC and AnT. The velocities (km/h at vVO2max (18.7 + 0.8, LAn (17.3 + 1.1 v1500 m (19.9 + 0.8 and v5000 m (17.9 + 0.9 were significantly different. A stepwise multiple-regression analysis revealed that AnT alone was the best single predictor of v-5000 m and explained 50% of the variability in 5000 m running velocity. For v1.500 m, Tlim and vVO2max explained 88 % of the variability of the performance. We conclude that, in a group of well-trained long-distance runners, the validity of the physiological indexes (VO2max, vVO2max, Tlim, EC e LAn to predict the aerobic performance is dependent of the distance (1500 x 5000 m analyzed.

  17. Microbiota mesófila aeróbia contaminante do leite UHT

    OpenAIRE

    Juliana Ramos Pereira; Ronaldo Tamanini; Edson Antônio Rios; Victor Henrique Silva de Oliveira; Aline Artioli Machado Yamamura; Vanerli Beloti,

    2013-01-01

    A produção nacional de leite tratado por ultra-alta temperatura (UHT) em 2011 foi de 5,81 bilhões de litros, representando assim 78% do leite fluido consumido no Brasil. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a contaminação por aeróbios mesófilos (AM) em leite UHT, verificando o atendimento a padrões microbiológicos legais, classificando os grupos encontrados segundo suas características morfo-tintoriais e discutindo a metodologia de enumeração determinada pela Instrução Normativa 62 ...

  18. Informacja o badaniach terenowych w rejonie postawskim obwodu witebskiego na Bia?orusi

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    ????? [Ol'ga] ?????? [Gushcheva

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Information about field research in Postavsky district of Vitebsk region in BelarusThe article begins with a brif presentation of this multiethnic and multicultural region (main historical events, towns and villages, churches of different religions. An interdisciplinary field research in Postavsky district was conducted in JulyAugust 2011. The aim of the research was gathering data concerning sociocultural aspects of local Polish community life, such as identity, historical memory, sociolinguistic situation, national stereotypes, system of values. The main method was an interview. We based on two dialectological questionnaires while examining the local Polish and Belarusian vocabulary. The interview records with a brif description of contents will be available on internet site of Fundacja Slawistyczna and it will be useful for different humanists such as dialectologists, sociolinguists, etnologists, sociologists, historians.?????????? ? ??????? ????????????? ? ?????????? ?????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???????????? ???????? ??????????, ?????????? ????? ????????????????? ? ??????????????? ??????? (???????? ???????????? ???????, ???????? ???????? ? ???????, ??????? ?????? ?????????. ??????????????????? ???????????? ? ?????????? ?????? ????????? ??????? ??????????? ? ??????????? 2011 ????. ????? ???????????? ??? ???? ?????????, ??????????? ??????????????? ???????? ???????????????? ?????????????? ????????? ??????????? ? ?????? ???????, ????? ??? ????????????, ???????????? ??????, ???????????????????? ????????, ???????????? ??????????, ??????? ?????????. ???????? ??????? ???????????? ???????? ????????; ??????? ???????? ????????? ? ???????????? ??????? ?????????a?? ?? ???? ?????????????????? ??????????. ??????????? ???????? ? ???????? ????????? ?? ?????????? ????? ????????? ?? ???????? ???????? ??????????????? ????? (Fundacja Slawistyczna. ???????????? ? ??? ???????? ????? ???? ??????? ?????????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????: ?????????????, ???????????????, ?????????, ??????????, ?????????.

  19. Coupling IR Thermography and BIA to analyse body reaction after one acupuncture session

    Science.gov (United States)

    Piquemal, M.

    2013-04-01

    Coupling both thermography and bio-Impedance, some biophysical acupuncture mechanisms are statically studied on a small population of 18 subjects. Results show that a possible way of understanding acupuncture, in an electrical way, should be to consider ionic flux redistribution between vascular and extra cell compartments. This is a two steps mechanism. The first one is starting with needles insertion and the second one is lasting with more intensity after removing them from skin.

  20. Coupling IR Thermography and BIA to analyse body reaction after one acupuncture session

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Coupling both thermography and bio-Impedance, some biophysical acupuncture mechanisms are statically studied on a small population of 18 subjects. Results show that a possible way of understanding acupuncture, in an electrical way, should be to consider ionic flux redistribution between vascular and extra cell compartments. This is a two steps mechanism. The first one is starting with needles insertion and the second one is lasting with more intensity after removing them from skin.

  1. Zmiany skrne w przebiegu ostrej bia?aczki szpikowej opis przypadku

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Waldemar Placek

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Acute myeloid leukaemia is a malignant neoplastic diseaseof white blood cells. About 80% of acute leukaemias in adult arediagnosed as myeloid leukaemias. The presence of transformed cellclones in bone marrow and blood, which originate from very earlystages of myelopoiesis, is characteristic. Beside systemic symptoms(anaemia, thrombocytopenia there are infiltrations in other organs,including skin. Skin lesions are most frequently non-specific (pruritus,skin spots, erythema multiforme, bullous pemphigoid but can be alsospecific (skin tumours. Cases of diffuse xanthomatoses and myeloidsarcoma have also been found in patients with acute myeloidleukaemia. Skin lesions are present more often in lymphocytic thanmyeloid leukaemias. They may precede the disease or its relapse, occurconcomitantly or after systemic symptoms, and sometimes may be ofprognostic value.Objective. To present the case of a patient in whom skin lesions werethe cause of detailed examinations, which revealed acute myeloidleukaemia.Case report. We present a case of a 61-year old patient with purplebrownnodular lesions 1-3 cm in diameter on the face, scalp skin, trunk,limbs and the oral cavitys mucous membranes with coexistent intensepruritus and generalized lymphadenopathy. The first skin lesionsoccurred three months earlier. During hospitalization in the Departmentof Dermatology the renewal of blasts in the circulatory blood wasobserved and skin biopsy revealed a large amount of mononuclearcells. The patient was directed to the haematological ward, where thediagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia was established.Conclusions. Our case indicates that the presence of skin lesions andthorough diagnostic procedures may contribute to the diagnosis ofmalignant neoplastic diseases of white blood cells.

  2. Spotkanie z książką w Bibliotece Politechniki Białostockiej

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sidorczuk Anna

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article describes activities designed for older preschool children by the librarians of the Library of Bialystok University of Technology during the Library Week 2014. The lesson plan attached to this article can be an inspiration for librarians or teachers and serve as a model to carry out a similar lesson in another unit: a scientific, public, or school library.

  3. 25 CFR 103.11 - How does BIA approve lenders for the Program?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... GUARANTY, INSURANCE, AND INTEREST SUBSIDY How a Lender Obtains a Loan Guaranty or Insurance Coverage § 103... corporate structure; (2) The effective date of a merger between the lender and any other entity, when...

  4. Multifrequency right-side, localized and segmental BIA obtained with different bioimpedance analysers

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The aim of this study is to compare two commercial bioimpedance analysers, BioparHom Z-Métrix and Impedimed SFB7, measuring the impedance of three different body segments. The segments measured were ‘right-side’ (or ‘whole-body’), ‘segmental right-lower limb’ and ‘localized longitudinal right-quadriceps’. The comparison was made on electrical models of each segment, including electrode–skin impedance, and in vivo on nine healthy volunteers. Both devices are designed to measure right-side impedances and, in the present study, as the length of the segment investigated decreased, the accuracy of the impedance measured was found to decrease. The accuracy of the devices was calculated via measurements performed on RC networks of known values. It was found that adding electrode–skin contact impedances in the electrical model affected the accuracy by both devices. (paper)

  5. Indian Reservations, RBD, Published in 1985, Smaller than 1:100000 scale, BIA Western Regional Office.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Indian Reservations dataset, published at Smaller than 1:100000 scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 1985. It is described as 'RBD'....

  6. Marasmius and allied genera in forest communities of the Bia?owie?a National Park

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maria Lisiewska

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Distribution of 13 species of Marasmius and allied genera on a permanent research plot in different forest communities is demonstraled on maps. The following species were taken into account: Marasmius androsaceus, M. bulliardii, M. chordalis, M. cohaerens, M. epiphyllus, M. lupuletorum, M. recubans, M. rotula, M. scordonius, M. splachnoides, M. wynnei, Marasmiellus ramealis and Micromphale perforans.

  7. Análise dos resultados do uso precoce e tardio da assistência circulatória com balão intra-aórtico (BIA em pacientes submetidos a correção de cardiopatias com auxílio de circulação extracorpórea Analysis of the early and late use of the intra-aortic balloon pump as a method of mechanical support for the management of patients with low output syndrome, following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hugo de Moraes Sarmento Macruz

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo, a análise retrospectiva do uso precoce (intra-operatório e tardio (pós-operatório do balão intra-aórtico. Foram estudados 130 pacientes do Texas Heart Institute, no período de janeiro a dezembro de 1987, sendo 103 do sexo masculino e 27 do sexo feminino; a idade média dos pacientes foi de 61,5 ± 10,76 (14 a 84 anos, a média de peso foi de 75,5 ± 16,6 (42 a 134 kg, a média de superfície corpórea de 1,87 ± 0,24 (1,08 a 2,60m² e um tempo médio de circulação extracorpórea de 98 (33 a 299 minutos e de pinçamento aórtico de 49 (10 a 122 minutos. O balão intra-aórtico foi usado em todos os pacientes por baixo débito cardíaco, em 4 associado a disrritmias retratarias a tratamento clínico e 2 por parada cardiorrespiratória, por períodos que variaram de 15 minutos a 256 horas. Os pacientes foram divididos em 6 grupos; Grupo I, pacientes que receberam o balão intra-aórtico no intra-operatório (precoce, Grupo II, pacientes que receberam o balão intra-aórtico no pós-operatório (tardio, Grupo III (pacientes com idade igual ou inferior a 65 anos, Grupo IV (pacientes com idade superior a 65 anos, Grupo V (pacientes com tempo de circulação extracorpórea de até 120 minutos e Grupo VI (pacientes com tempo de circulação extracorpórea superior a 120 minutos e 2 subdivisões nos grupos V e VI, subgrupo 1/. (pacientes com tempo de pinçamento de aorta menor ou igual a 60 minutos e subgrupo 2/. (pacientes com tempo de pinçamento de aorta maior que 60 minutos. Dos 130 pacientes submetidos ao BIA, 81 (62.3% sobreviveram e 49 (37,7% pacientes faleceram; destes, 38 (36,2% pertenciam ao Grupo I e 11 (44% ao Grupo II. A sobrevida foi maior no Grupo III (68,6% e menor no Grupo IV (51% com pThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the intra-aortic balloon pump as a method of mechanical support for the management of patients with low output syndrome, following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The results with early (intra-operative and late (post-operative support were compared, as well as the relationship among cardiopulmonary bypass time, aortic clamp time and mortality. Pre-operative left ventricle ejection fraction, as a prognosis index, and complications rates were also analysed. One hundred and thirty patients from Texas Heart Institute, during the period of January to December 1987, were studied retrospectively; there were 103 men and 27 women, with a mean age of 61.5 ± 10.7 (14 to 84 years. The mean weight body and body surface area were 75.5 ± 16.6 (42 to 134 kilograms and 1.87 ± 0.24 (1.08 to 2.60 square meters respectively. The mean time of cardiopulmonary bypass was 98 (33 to 299 minutes and the mean time of aortic clamp was 49 (10 to 122 minutes. All the patients had low cardiac output, associated with refractary arrythmias in 4 and after cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit in 2 patients. The intra-aortic balloon pump was left for variable periods of time from 15 minutes to 256 hours. The all cohort was divided in six groups, according to the early (intra-operative insertion of the balloon pump (Group I, the late (post-operative insertion (Group II, patient's age equal or inferior to 65 years Group III and Group IV age superior to 65 years, Group V and VI according cardiopulmonary bypass time up to 120 or superior to 120 minutes, and both were divided according to aortic clamp time (subgroup 1, up to 60 minutes and subgroup 2, superior to 60 minutes. The outcome was successful in 81 (62.3% and 49 (37.7% died (36.2% from Group I and 44% from Group II. The survival rate was greater in Group III (68.6% than in Group IV (51 % with p<0.05 showing statistical relevance of mortality in the older group. There were no significant associations between ejection fraction, aortic clamp time versus mortality but cardiopulmonary bypass had high statistical significance with p<0.01 for times over 120 minutes. Complications were found in 6 patients (4.6%. These data suggest that intra-aortic balloon pump is an effective mechanical support for the management of patients with low cardiac output following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, showing a tendency of best results when earliest applied, there is an influence of age and time of cardiopulmonary bypass over the mortality rates, suggesting that in these patients should be used more aggressive and effective circulatory support device.

  8. INFLUENCE OF TYPE THE HEATING ON THE WASTE ACCUMULATIONS INDICATOR IN SELECTED ESTATE OF BIA?YSTOK

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    El?bieta Halina Grygorczuk-Petersons

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Used in one-family housing, local heating systems on gas, fuel oils, electric energy, and renewable energies, can have influence on the quantitative changes in the volume produced household wastes. The paper presents the methodology and results of the volume of wastes accumulations in a single-family housing in Bialystok in 2012 and 2013 in different seasons of the year. The obtained results were compared with literature data. It was found the relationship of the volumetric rate of accumulation of waste on the type of heating and fuel used, but the lowest values were obtained with the use of wood, and the highest with gas.

  9. ANALYSIS OF WATER QUALITYE IN THE RIVER ?UTOWNIA ON THE AREA OF THE BIA?OWIE?A FOREST

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Halina Chomutowska

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this work was defining seasonal changes of biogenic elements in Lutownia river flowing through the protected areas of Bialowieza Forest. The range of analyses included measurements of temperature, water reaction, electrolytic conductivity, biogenic elements level (ammonium nitrogen, nitrates III i V, phosphates and dissolved oxygen. On study area analyzed water corresponded to II class of water purity; level of dissolved oxygen was low and content of biogenic elements indicates an average pollution. The Lutownia river brings many urban pollution form near Teremiski village. This fact influences on water purity level and eutrophication of surrounding forest areas. The water of Lutownia river flowing through protected areas Bialowieza Forest does not meet the requirements of water purity. The main problem of last years is sudden reduction water level until the complete disappearance in several summer months, what cause the negative changes in habitats.

  10. Agreement between Omron 306 and Biospace InBody 720 Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers (BIA) in Children and Adolescents

    Science.gov (United States)

    Finn, Kevin J.; Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Karsai, István; Ihász, Ferenc; Csányi, Tamás

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the convergent validity of Omron 306 using Biospace InBody 720. Method: A total of 267 participants (145 boys; aged 10.4-17.9 years) completed testing during a single session. Each measure provided percent body fat (%BF), while the InBody 720 included fat-free mass (FFM). The validity was examined…

  11. Agreement between Omron 306 and Biospace InBody 720 Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers (BIA) in Children and Adolescents

    Science.gov (United States)

    Finn, Kevin J.; Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Karsai, Istvn; Ihsz, Ferenc; Csnyi, Tams

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the convergent validity of Omron 306 using Biospace InBody 720. Method: A total of 267 participants (145 boys; aged 10.4-17.9 years) completed testing during a single session. Each measure provided percent body fat (%BF), while the InBody 720 included fat-free mass (FFM). The validity was examined

  12. Variability of the soil seed banks in the natural deciduous forest in the Bia?owie?a National Park

    OpenAIRE

    Ma?gorzata Jankowska-B?aszczuk

    2014-01-01

    Using the germination method, the species diversity, density of the soil seed bank and its relation to cover vegetation in a natural deciduous forest with primary and secondary tree stand were compared. It was found that the mean density and species composition of the soil seed bank in the forest with secondary tree stand that has spontaneously been overgrown over the last 90 years after clear-cutting does not differ from the soil seed bank derived from primeval forest (3167M-2 vs. 3827m-2). ...

  13. On the solution of fractional evolution equations

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kilbas, Anatoly A [Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Belarusian State University, 220050 Minsk (Belarus); Pierantozzi, Teresa [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Complutense, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Trujillo, Juan J [Departamento de Analisis Matematico, Universidad de la Laguna, 38271 La Laguna-Tenerife (Spain); Vazquez, Luis [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Complutense, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2004-03-05

    This paper is devoted to the solution of the bi-fractional differential equation ({sup C}D{sup {alpha}}{sub t}u)(t, x) = {lambda}({sup L}D{sup {beta}}{sub x}u)(t, x) (t>0, -{infinity} 0 and {lambda} {ne} 0, with the initial conditions lim{sub x{yields}}{sub {+-}}{sub {infinity}} u(t,x) = 0 u(0+,x)=g(x). Here ({sup C}D{sup {alpha}}{sub t}u)(t, x) is the partial derivative coinciding with the Caputo fractional derivative for 0 < {alpha} < 1 and with the usual derivative for {alpha} = 1, while ({sup L}D{sup {beta}}{sub x}u)(t, x)) is the Liouville partial fractional derivative ({sup L}D{sup {beta}}{sub t}u)(t, x)) of order {beta} > 0. The Laplace and Fourier transforms are applied to solve the above problem in closed form. The fundamental solution of these problems is established and its moments are calculated. The special case {alpha} = 1/2 and {beta} = 1 is presented, and its application is given to obtain the Dirac-type decomposition for the ordinary diffusion equation.

  14. Análise da potência aeróbia de futebolistas por meio de teste de campo e teste laboratorial

    OpenAIRE

    Cristian Javier Ramirez Lizana; Felipe Belozo; Thiago Lourenço; René Brenzikofer; Denise Vaz Macedo; Milton ShoitiMisuta; Alcides José Scaglia

    2014-01-01

    Introdução: Há métodos diretos e indiretos que são utilizados pelos clubes de futebol para avaliar, acompanhar e determinar o VO2max dos jogadores, sendo este muito importante para o rendimento e a recuperação dos atletas durante uma partida. Objetivo: Avaliar o nível de correlação entre as medidas de VO2max por meio da análise direta de gases e do teste de campo Yo-Yo Intermitente Recovery Level 1 (Yo-YoIR1). Métodos: Participaram do estudo 24 jogadores de futebol da categoria SUB-2...

  15. Políticas nacionales y desarrollo tecnológico en el sector del vis. la calidad de oferta vis en colom bia

    OpenAIRE

    Fique Pinto, Luis Fernando

    2010-01-01

    Este documento presenta reflexiones que buscan articular y estructurar, en una visión de conjunto, observaciones que, acerca de la dimensión tecnológica de la actividad en el Sector de la Vivienda de Interés Social (VIS), se pueden sintetizar en estos hechos relevantes:

  16. Políticas Nacionales y Desarrollo Tecnológico en el sector del VIS. La calidad de Oferta VIS en Colom bia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fique Pinto Luis Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este documento presenta reflexiones que buscan articular y estructurar, en una visión de conjunto, observaciones que, acerca de la dimensión tecnológica de la actividad en el Sector de la Vivienda de Interés Social (VIS, se pueden sintetizar en estos hechos relevantes:

  17. Influência do biodiesel de soja na biodegradação anaeróbia do benzeno e tolueno

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cássio Moraes Schambeck

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A influência do biodiesel de soja na biodegradação dos hidrocarbonetos monoaromáticos benzeno e tolueno foi estudada sob condições anaeróbias em dois microcosmos montados com água subterrânea sintética, inóculo metanogênico, benzeno, tolueno e biodiesel. Na presença de biodiesel não foi observada biodegradação do benzeno e do tolueno. Com a biodegradação do biodiesel ocorreu a formação de acetato e metano, uso do sulfato e um aumento de 45 vezes no número de bactérias sulfato-redutoras. Esses resultados mostraram que, na mistura com benzeno e tolueno, o biodiesel foi biodegradado tanto sob condições de sulfato-redução quanto metanogênicas e que sua presença estimulou o crescimento da biomassa.

  18. Bioprocesso intensificado para a conversão anaeróbia de gás de síntese a biocombustíveis

    OpenAIRE

    Pereira, Filipa Maria Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    Nas últimas décadas, a conversão biológica do gás de síntese tem sido explorada, visando tornar-se uma alternativa biotecnológica e ecológica à via química. A biomassa lignocelulósica e outros resíduos recalcitrantes são uma matéria-prima largamente disponível que pode ser facilmente convertida a gás de síntese, através de gasificação. Há microrganismos anaeróbios capazes de usar esta a mistura de gás, composta sobretudo por monóxido de carbono (CO), hidrogénio (H2) e dióxido de c...

  19. Optimització i modelització de processos avançats de digestió anaeròbia

    OpenAIRE

    Astals Garcia, Sergi

    2013-01-01

    [eng] Anaerobic co-digestion consists of the anaerobic digestion of a mixture of two or more substrates with complementary characteristics; so that, the methane production is enhanced. The improvement is mainly a consequence of the increase of the organic loading rate; however, when possible, it is important to choose the best co-substrate and blend ration with the aim of favoring positive interactions. Today, there is very little knowledge about interactions between substrates that may enhan...

  20. Korrelation der bioelektrischen Impedanz-Analyse (BIA) und Lebensqualität nach körperformenden Eingriffen in der Plastischen Chirurgie

    OpenAIRE

    Smeets, Ralf

    2003-01-01

    Introduction: In plastic surgery, body contouring becomes more popular. In this study, long-term effects of abdominoplasty and liposuction on fat-/BMI-values and changes in quality of life were analysed. Materials and methods: The study included two patient groups who underwent plastic surgery between October 1998 and November 2001. 57 patients (group A) underwent liposuction, 41 (group B) abdominoplasty. Fat and BMI-values were determined one hour before surgery, at the first postoperative d...

  1. Variability of the soil seed banks in the natural deciduous forest in the Białowieża National Park

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Małgorzata Jankowska-Błaszczuk

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Using the germination method, the species diversity, density of the soil seed bank and its relation to cover vegetation in a natural deciduous forest with primary and secondary tree stand were compared. It was found that the mean density and species composition of the soil seed bank in the forest with secondary tree stand that has spontaneously been overgrown over the last 90 years after clear-cutting does not differ from the soil seed bank derived from primeval forest (3167M-2 vs. 3827m-2. In both stands there were 46 species altogether and 36 were common and seed banks were dominated by herbs. The most abundant in this group were: Urtica dioica, Chrysosplenium alternifolium, Geranium robertianum, Oxalis acetosella. In both cases it was found that the species structure of the herb layer was similar to that of the seed bank in about 70%. The seed banks of species absent from the herb layer or present there only sporadically were much more abundant. The seedlings of these species constituted more than one third of all seedlings that emerged in the samples from the secondary tree stand and only 5% those from the primary one. The analysis of seed bank in heavily rooted places under primary and secondary tree stands showed that in places with a totally distroyed herb layer the density of the soil seed bank in primeval forest was three times lower than in places with fully developed herb layer structure (102.60±22.61 vs. 307.0±206.5 per sample. This difference under secondary tree stand turned out to be much lower (415.8±137.8 vs. 358.2±126.0 per sample.

  2. The realised and potential soil seed bank in the Potentillo albae-Quercetum community in the Białowieża Primeval Forest

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dorota Panufnik-Mędrzycka

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Seedling emergence from soil seed bank was studied during 3 growing seasons 1997-1999 in: 1 60 plots in 3 parts of the Potentillo albae-Quercetum patch: A - with Carpinus betulus (hornbeam present only in the herb layer (canopy cover ca. 50-60%, B - after tree felling, at present with hornbeam dominating the shrub layer (cover > 90%, C - invaded by hornbeam 30-40 years ago (cover ca. 90%, and in 2 60 soil samples from objects A, B, C kept in an unheated glasshouse. The results suggest that the seed bank realised in natural conditions is poorer in species with high light requirements (the Ellenberg indicator values for light (L ≥ 6 and their seedlings in comparison with the potential seed bank estimated in glasshouse conditions (field: A- 24; B - 17; C- 7, glasshouse : 44; 38; 32 species / 2 m2, field: 321; 108; 14, glasshouse: 785; 1205; 177 seedlings / m2, respectively. Contrarily, more species and seedlings with moderate light demand (L = 3-5 appeared in the field plots (field: A- 26; B- 25, glasshouse: 20; 14 species / 2 m2, field: 1014; 310, glasshouse: 328; 71 seedlings / m2. The shading by hornbeam negatively influences the size of the seed bank (field: A - 1743; B - 1226; C - 680, glasshouse: 1547; 3274; 459 seedlings / m2 and its species richness (field: A- 55; B - 48; C - 19, glasshouse: 76; 59; 56 taxa / 2 m2. Nomenclature: syntaxa - Matuszkiewicz (1981, taxa - Mirek et al. (1995.

  3. Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok

    OpenAIRE

    Klimczuk, Andrzej

    2012-01-01

    "Social Capital of Old People on the Example of Bialystok Residents" is a book based on theoretical and empirical study, which presents an issue of diagnosing and using of old people social capital in the local and regional development processes. This issue is significant because of the threats and challenges associated with process of rapid ageing of Polish society at the beginning of 21st century. Publication, in particular, is an attempt to give answers to the following questions: what is ...

  4. Expressão imunoistoquímica da proteína S-100 na discondroplasia da tíbia

    OpenAIRE

    Capela e Silva, F.; Lamy E, E; Reis, J.; J. Potes; Pereira, A.; Cabrita AS, AS

    2010-01-01

    It was compared, by immunohistochemistry, the expression of S-100 protein from normal and tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) growth plates. The results suggest that S-100 may be involved in growth plate homeostasis. The expression of S-100 in dyschondroplastic chondrocytes may be due to a low level of calcium in the lesion and/or compression of chondrocytes by the accumulated matrix. One further possibility is the association between S-100 and the regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and ...

  5. CARACTERIZAÇÃO E ACEITABILIDADE DE BARRAS DE CEREAIS ADICIONADAS DE PROTEÍNA TEXTURIZADA DE SOJA E CAMU - CAMU (MYRCIARIA DÚBIA)

    OpenAIRE

    Yanna Paz PEUCKERT; Vanessa Bordin VIERA; Luisa Helena Rychecki HECKTHEUER; Claudio Timm MARQUES; Claudia Severo da ROSA

    2010-01-01

    A associação entre barras de cereais e alimentos saudáveis é uma tendência no setor de alimentos, beneficiando assim, o mercado desses produtos. O presente estudo teve como objetivo a elaboração e análise sensorial de barra de cereal adicionada de proteína de soja e camu-camu (Myrciaria dúbia). Avaliou-se a composição química (umidade, proteínas, lipídios, fi bra bruta, cinzas e carboidratos) e o teor de vitamina C da fruta e da barra elaborada, além de efetuar-se an...

  6. Spatial Estimation of Sub-Hour Global Horizontal Irradiance Based on Official Observations and Remote Sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gutierrez-Corea, Federico-Vladimir; Manso-Callejo, Miguel-Angel; Moreno-Regidor, María-Pilar; Velasco-Gómez, Jesús

    2014-01-01

    This study was motivated by the need to improve densification of Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) observations, increasing the number of surface weather stations that observe it, using sensors with a sub-hour periodicity and examining the methods of spatial GHI estimation (by interpolation) with that periodicity in other locations. The aim of the present research project is to analyze the goodness of 15-minute GHI spatial estimations for five methods in the territory of Spain (three geo-statistical interpolation methods, one deterministic method and the HelioSat2 method, which is based on satellite images). The research concludes that, when the work area has adequate station density, the best method for estimating GHI every 15 min is Regression Kriging interpolation using GHI estimated from satellite images as one of the input variables. On the contrary, when station density is low, the best method is estimating GHI directly from satellite images. A comparison between the GHI observed by volunteer stations and the estimation model applied concludes that 67% of the volunteer stations analyzed present values within the margin of error (average of ±2 standard deviations). PMID:24732102

  7. Spatial Estimation of Sub-Hour Global Horizontal Irradiance Based on Official Observations and Remote Sensors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Federico-Vladimir Gutierrez-Corea

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This study was motivated by the need to improve densification of Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI observations, increasing the number of surface weather stations that observe it, using sensors with a sub-hour periodicity and examining the methods of spatial GHI estimation (by interpolation with that periodicity in other locations. The aim of the present research project is to analyze the goodness of 15-minute GHI spatial estimations for five methods in the territory of Spain (three geo-statistical interpolation methods, one deterministic method and the HelioSat2 method, which is based on satellite images. The research concludes that, when the work area has adequate station density, the best method for estimating GHI every 15 min is Regression Kriging interpolation using GHI estimated from satellite images as one of the input variables. On the contrary, when station density is low, the best method is estimating GHI directly from satellite images. A comparison between the GHI observed by volunteer stations and the estimation model applied concludes that 67% of the volunteer stations analyzed present values within the margin of error (average of ±2 standard deviations.

  8. Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools: New Facilities Management Information System Promising, but Improved Data Accuracy Needed.

    Science.gov (United States)

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

    A General Accounting Office (GAO) study evaluated the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) new facilities management information system (FMIS). Specifically, the study examined whether the new FMIS addresses the old system's weaknesses and meets BIA's management needs, whether BIA has finished validating the accuracy of data transferred from the old…

  9. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in human muscle assessment

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bartels, Else Marie; Sørensen, Emma Rudbæk; Harrison, Adrian Paul

    2015-01-01

    Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a well-known and tested method for body mass and muscular health assessment. Multi-frequency BIA (mfBIA) equipment now makes it possible to assess a particular muscle as a whole, as well as looking at a muscle at the fiber level. The aim of this study was to test the...

  10. Draft Genome Sequences of Five Strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Strain CIP 76.13T, Isolated from Humans, Strains CIRM-BIA 442 and CIRM-BIA 445, Isolated from Dairy Products, and Strains DSM 20242 and DSM 9126 of Unknown Origin.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Falentin, Hélène; Cousin, Sylvie; Clermont, Dominique; Creno, Sophie; Ma, Laurence; Chuat, Victoria; Loux, Valentin; Rüdiger, Pukall; Bizet, Chantal; Bouchier, Christiane

    2013-01-01

    Lactobacillus acidophilus is a natural inhabitant of mammalian gastrointestinal systems and is used in dairy and pharmaceutical products. Five draft genome sequences, covering 1,995,790 nucleotides (nt) on average, are divided into 19 to 34 scaffolds covering 1,995 to 2,053 genes. The draft genome sequences were compared to the sequence of the L. acidophilus NCFM dairy strain. PMID:23969059

  11. Aerobic and anaerobic mineralization of Salvinia molesta and Myriophyllum aquaticum leachates from a tropical reservoir (Brazil Mineralização aeróbia e anaeróbia dos lixiviados de Salvinia molesta e Myriophyllum aquaticum de um reservatório tropical (Brasil

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Renato Henriques da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: This study aimed at describing and discussing the leachates mineralization (aerobic and anaerobic of two species of aquatic macrophytes (Salvinia molesta and Myriophyllum aquaticum from a tropical reservoir (22° 00' S and 47° 54' W; METHODS: The incubations were prepared with plant leachates and reservoir water sample and were maintained during 45 days in the dark (at 20 °C. The organic carbon and the oxygen consumption kinetics were evaluated; RESULTS: Irrespective of to the experimental condition, the leachates were mainly utilized for catabolic processes (i.e., respiration, mineralization was slightly faster in an aerobic environment (1.22 fold and in this condition, the yield of refractory products was smaller (2.3%; the O/C stoichiometric ratios values (oxygen consumed per atom of carbon from mineralization of the 2 types of leachates were similar (ca. 1.12; CONCLUSIONS: According to these results we conclude that the leachate from selected macrophytes is rapidly decomposed and subsidize primariy the microbial catabolism (aerobic or anaerobic; in addition, we propose that S. molesta contributes more to the input of dissolved organic matter within the reservoir.OBJETIVO: Nesse estudo foram descritas as mineralizações (aeróbias e anaeróbias dos lixiviados de 2 espécies de macrófitas aquáticas (Salvinia molesta e Myriophyllum aquaticum que ocorrem em um reservatório tropical (22° 00' S e 47° 54' O; MÉTODOS: As incubações, preparadas com os lixiviados das plantas e amostra de água do reservatório, foram mantidas no escuro e a 20 °C, por 45 dias. Foram avaliadas as cinéticas de perda de massa do carbono orgânico e de consumo de oxigênio; RESULTADOS: Independente da condição experimental, os lixiviados foram principalmente utilizados na respiração; as mineralizações foram ligeiramente mais rápidas em meio aeróbio (1,22 vezes e nessa condição, os rendimentos dos produtos refratários foram menores (2,3%; as relações estequiométricas O/C (oxigênio consumido por átomo de carbono foram similares nas mineralizações aeróbias dos dois tipos de lixiviado (≈1,12; CONCLUSÕES: Com base nesses resultados concluiu-se que os lixiviados das macrófitas selecionadas são rapidamente decompostos e subsidiam prioritariamente o catabolismo (aeróbio ou anaeróbio microbiano; supôs-se, ainda, que S. molesta contribua mais para as aduções de matéria orgânica dissolvida do reservatório do Monjolinho.

  12. Aerobic and anaerobic mineralization of Salvinia molesta and Myriophyllum aquaticum leachates from a tropical reservoir (Brazil) Mineralização aeróbia e anaeróbia dos lixiviados de Salvinia molesta e Myriophyllum aquaticum de um reservatório tropical (Brasil)

    OpenAIRE

    Renato Henriques da Silva; Rafael Spadaccia Panhota; Irineu Bianchini Junior

    2011-01-01

    AIM: This study aimed at describing and discussing the leachates mineralization (aerobic and anaerobic) of two species of aquatic macrophytes (Salvinia molesta and Myriophyllum aquaticum) from a tropical reservoir (22° 00' S and 47° 54' W); METHODS: The incubations were prepared with plant leachates and reservoir water sample and were maintained during 45 days in the dark (at 20 °C). The organic carbon and the oxygen consumption kinetics were evaluated; RESULTS: Irrespective of to the experim...

  13. Draft Genome Sequences of Five Strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Strain CIP 76.13T, Isolated from Humans, Strains CIRM-BIA 442 and CIRM-BIA 445, Isolated from Dairy Products, and Strains DSM 20242 and DSM 9126 of Unknown Origin

    OpenAIRE

    Falentin, Hélène; Cousin, Sylvie; Clermont, Dominique; Creno, Sophie; Ma, Laurence; Chuat, Victoria; Loux, Valentin; Rüdiger, Pukall; Bizet, Chantal; Bouchier, Christiane

    2013-01-01

    Lactobacillus acidophilus is a natural inhabitant of mammalian gastrointestinal systems and is used in dairy and pharmaceutical products. Five draft genome sequences, covering 1,995,790 nucleotides (nt) on average, are divided into 19 to 34 scaffolds covering 1,995 to 2,053 genes. The draft genome sequences were compared to the sequence of the L. acidophilus NCFM dairy strain.

  14. Advancing integrative “one-health” approaches to global health through multidisciplinary, faculty-led global health field courses

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Prof. C Olsen, DVM

    2015-03-01

    Funding: The GHI is supported through a combination of university, grants, and philanthropic funding; these field courses do not have specific, separate funding. Students self-fund participation in the courses.

  15. What’s Past is Prologue: A Scoping Review of Recent Public Health and Global Health Informatics Literature

    OpenAIRE

    Dixon, Brian E; Pina, Jamie; Kharrazi, Hadi; Gharghabi, Fardad; Richards, Janise

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To categorize and describe the public health informatics (PHI) and global health informatics (GHI) literature between 2012 and 2014. Methods: We conducted a semi-systematic review of articles published between January 2012 and September 2014 where information and communications technologies (ICT) was a primary subject of the study or a main component of the study methodology. Additional inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to filter PHI and GHI articles from the larger biomed...

  16. Single- and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses to analyse body composition in maintenance haemodialysis patients: comparison with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of single-frequency (sf-BIA) and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses (mf-BIA), in comparison with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), to evaluate body composition in maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients. Body composition of 27 adult MHD patients (9 f, 18 m), BMI 17.534.4 kg m?2, was examined with DXA and BIA, with two different sf-BIA and 1 mf-BIA analysers. Biochemical markers of nutritional status and adequacy of dialytic treatment were also determined. Fat mass (FM) estimated by the different BIA analysers was found to be slightly but significantly higher than FM measured by DXA. In contrast, fat-free mass (FFM) obtained with BIA was found to be slightly but significantly lower than FFM DXA. No significant differences were found between LBM-DXA (that is FFM-DXA minus bone mass) and the different FFM BIA. The lowest mean prediction error versus DXA values was found with sf1BIA. In any case, a close correlation was found between all BIA values and DXA values, particularly for FFM. Furthermore, FFM and LBM results were significantly correlated with serum creatinine, which in MHD patients is an indicator of muscle mass. These results indicate that BIA can be used to evaluate body composition in MHD patients

  17. A Comparison Between Heliosat-2 and Artificial Neural Network Methods for Global Horizontal Irradiance Retrievals over Desert Environments

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ghedira, H.; Eissa, Y.

    2012-12-01

    Global horizontal irradiance (GHI) retrievals at the surface of any given location could be used for preliminary solar resource assessments. More accurately, the direct normal irradiance (DNI) and diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) are also required to estimate the global tilt irradiance, mainly used for fixed flat plate collectors. Two different satellite-based models for solar irradiance retrievals have been applied over the desert environment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both models employ channels of the SEVIRI instrument, onboard the geostationary satellite Meteosat Second Generation, as their main inputs. The satellite images used in this study have a temporal resolution of 15-min and a spatial resolution of 3-km. The objective of this study is to compare between the GHI retrieved using the Heliosat-2 method and an artificial neural network (ANN) ensemble method over the UAE. The high-resolution visible channel of SEVIRI is used in the Heliosat-2 method to derive the cloud index. The cloud index is then used to compute the cloud transmission, while the cloud-free GHI is computed from the Linke turbidity factor. The product of the cloud transmission and the cloud-free GHI denotes the estimated GHI. A constant underestimation is observed in the estimated GHI over the dataset available in the UAE. Therefore, the cloud-free DHI equation in the model was recalibrated to fix the bias. After recalibration, results over the UAE show a root mean square error (RMSE) value of 10.1% and a mean bias error (MBE) of -0.5%. As for the ANN approach, six thermal channels of SEVIRI were used to estimate the DHI and the total optical depth of the atmosphere (δ). An ensemble approach is employed to obtain a better generalizability of the results, as opposed to using one single weak network. The DNI is then computed from the estimated δ using the Beer-Bouguer-Lambert law. The GHI is computed from the DNI and DHI estimates. The RMSE for the estimated GHI obtained over an independent dataset over the UAE is 7.2% and the MBE is +1.9%. The results obtained by the two methods have shown that both the recalibrated Heliosat-2 and the ANN ensemble methods estimate the GHI at a 15-min resolution with high accuracy. The advantage of the ANN ensemble approach is that it derives the GHI from accurate DNI and DHI estimates. The DNI and DHI estimates are valuable when computing the global tilt irradiance. Also, accurate DNI estimates are beneficial for preliminary site selection for concentrating solar powered plants.

  18. Estimation of confidence intervals of global horizontal irradiance obtained from a weather prediction model

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ohtake, Hideaki; Gari da Silva Fonseca, Joao, Jr.; Takashima, Takumi; Oozeki, Takashi; Yamada, Yoshinori

    2014-05-01

    Many photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed in Japan after the introduction of the Feed-in-Tariff. For an energy management of electric power systems included many PV systems, the forecast of the PV power production are useful technology. Recently numerical weather predictions have been applied to forecast the PV power production while the forecasted values invariably have forecast errors for each modeling system. So, we must use the forecast data considering its error. In this study, we attempted to estimate confidence intervals for hourly forecasts of global horizontal irradiance (GHI) values obtained from a mesoscale model (MSM) de-veloped by the Japan Meteorological Agency. In the recent study, we found that the forecasted values of the GHI of the MSM have two systematical forecast errors; the first is that forecast values of the GHI are depended on the clearness indices, which are defined as the GHI values divided by the extraterrestrial solar irradiance. The second is that forecast errors have the seasonal variations; the overestimation of the GHI forecasts is found in winter while the underestimation of those is found in summer. The information of the errors of the hourly GHI forecasts, that is, confidence intervals of the forecasts, is of great significance for planning the energy management included a lot of PV systems by an electric company. On the PV systems, confidence intervals of the GHI forecasts are required for a pinpoint area or for a relatively large area control-ling the power system. For the relatively large area, a spatial-smoothing method of the GHI values is performed for both the observations and forecasts. The spatial-smoothing method caused the decline of confidence intervals of the hourly GHI forecasts on an extreme event of the GHI forecast (a case of large forecast error) over the relatively large area of the Tokyo electric company (approximately 68 % than for a pinpoint forecast). For more credible estimation of the confidence intervals, it is required to consider the location of the installed PV systems or its capacity over the region.

  19. No apparent progress in bioelectrical impedance accuracy: validation against metabolic risk and DXA.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hemmingsson, Erik; Uddén, Joanna; Neovius, Martin

    2009-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) is quick, easy, and safe when quantifying fat and lean tissue. New BIA models (Tanita BC-418 MA, abbreviated BIA(8)) can perform segmental body composition analysis, e.g., estimate %trunkal fatness (%TF). It is not known, however, whether new BIA models can detect metabolic risk factors (MRFs) better than older models (Tanita TBF-300, abbreviated BIA(4)). We therefore tested the correlation between MRF and percentage whole-body fat (%BF) from BIA(4) and BIA(8) and compared these with the correlation between MRF and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, used as gold standard), BMI and waist circumference (WC). The sample consisted of 136 abdominally obese (WC >or= 88 cm), middle-aged (30-60 years) women. MRF included fasting blood glucose and insulin; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides; high sensitive C-reactive protein, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and fibrinogen; and alanine transaminase (ALT) liver enzyme. We found that similar to DXA, but in contrast to BMI, neither %BF BIA(4) nor %BF BIA(8) correlated with blood lipids or ALT. In the segmental analysis of %TF, BIA(8) only correlated with inflammatory markers, but not insulin, blood lipids, or ALT liver enzyme (in contrast to WC and %TF DXA). %TF DXA was associated with homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) independently of WC (P = 0.03), whereas %TF BIA(8) was not (P = 0.53). Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves confirmed that %TF BIA(8) did not differ from chance in the detection of insulin resistance (P = 0.26). BIA estimates of fatness were, at best, weakly correlated with obesity-related risk factors in abdominally obese women, even the new eight-electrode model. Our data support the continued use of WC and BMI. PMID:18997678

  20. Evaluating the spatio-temporal performance of sky imager based solar irradiance analysis and forecasts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schmidt, T.; Kalisch, J.; Lorenz, E.; Heinemann, D.

    2015-10-01

    Clouds are the dominant source of variability in surface solar radiation and uncertainty in its prediction. However, the increasing share of solar energy in the world-wide electric power supply increases the need for accurate solar radiation forecasts. In this work, we present results of a shortest-term global horizontal irradiance (GHI) forecast experiment based on hemispheric sky images. A two month dataset with images from one sky imager and high resolutive GHI measurements from 99 pyranometers distributed over 10 km by 12 km is used for validation. We developed a multi-step model and processed GHI forecasts up to 25 min with an update interval of 15 s. A cloud type classification is used to separate the time series in different cloud scenarios. Overall, the sky imager based forecasts do not outperform the reference persistence forecasts. Nevertheless, we find that analysis and forecast performance depend strongly on the predominant cloud conditions. Especially convective type clouds lead to high temporal and spatial GHI variability. For cumulus cloud conditions, the analysis error is found to be lower than that introduced by a single pyranometer if it is used representatively for the whole area in distances from the camera larger than 1-2 km. Moreover, forecast skill is much higher for these conditions compared to overcast or clear sky situations causing low GHI variability which is easier to predict by persistence. In order to generalize the cloud-induced forecast error, we identify a variability threshold indicating conditions with positive forecast skill.

  1. Validation of bioelectrical-impedance analysis as a measurement of change in body composition in obesity

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The bioelectrical-impedance-analysis (BIA) method accurately measures body composition in weight-stable subjects. This study validates the use of BIA to measure change in body composition. Twelve obese females underwent weight loss at a mean rate of 1.16 kg/wk. Body composition was measured by deuterium oxide dilution (D2O), BIA, and skinfold anthropometry (SFA) at baseline and at 5% decrements in weight. Highly significant correlations were obtained between D2O and BIA (r = 0.971) and between D2O and SFA (r = 0.932). Overall, BIA predicted change in fat-free mass with greater accuracy (to 0.4 kg) and precision (+/- 1.28 kg) than did anthropometry (to 0.8 kg and +/- 2.58 kg, respectively). We conclude that BIA is a useful clinical method for measuring change in body composition

  2. Mobile evaluation of human energy balance and weight control: Potential for future developments.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Heymsfield, Steven B; Kim, Justin Younghyun; Bhagat, Yusuf A; Zheng, Jolene; Insoo Kim; Ahyoung Choi; Seongwook Jo; Jaegeol Cho

    2015-08-01

    Quantification of energy storage is essential in understanding energy balance and can be determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Here, we have developed a smartphone form factor multi-frequency BIA device that incorporates an analog front end for body composition measurements. The device was compared against a reference gel-electrode based BIA system in a clinical trial of 311 subjects for predicting BIA equations by calibrating the impedance index to body composition data from dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Strong correlations were observed between DXA-based lean soft tissue and the impedance index generated at 50 KHz (R(2)=0.87; p<;0.001). A similar trend was also evident at higher frequencies which matched results from the reference gel-electrode BIA device. The findings support the role of our consumer-oriented mobile Health initiative for multi-frequency BIA assessments to aid weight management. PMID:26738198

  3. Validation of bioelectrical-impedance analysis as a measurement of change in body composition in obesity

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kushner, R.F.; Kunigk, A.; Alspaugh, M.; Andronis, P.T.; Leitch, C.A.; Schoeller, D.A. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (USA))

    1990-08-01

    The bioelectrical-impedance-analysis (BIA) method accurately measures body composition in weight-stable subjects. This study validates the use of BIA to measure change in body composition. Twelve obese females underwent weight loss at a mean rate of 1.16 kg/wk. Body composition was measured by deuterium oxide dilution (D2O), BIA, and skinfold anthropometry (SFA) at baseline and at 5% decrements in weight. Highly significant correlations were obtained between D2O and BIA (r = 0.971) and between D2O and SFA (r = 0.932). Overall, BIA predicted change in fat-free mass with greater accuracy (to 0.4 kg) and precision (+/- 1.28 kg) than did anthropometry (to 0.8 kg and +/- 2.58 kg, respectively). We conclude that BIA is a useful clinical method for measuring change in body composition.

  4. Compostagem aeróbia conjugada de lodo de tanque séptico e resíduos sólidos vegetais Conjugated aerobic composting of septic tank sludge and vegetable solid waste

    OpenAIRE

    André Gustavo da Silva; Valderí Duarte Leite; Mônica Maria Pereira da Silva; Shiva Prasad; Wanderson Barbosa da Silva Feitosa

    2008-01-01

    O lodo sanitário, principal subproduto do tratamento de esgotos, constitui um dos maiores problemas ambientais urbanos da atualidade. Em meio a este contexto, objetivou-se nesse estudo avaliar o processo da compostagem conjugada de lodo de tanque séptico (LS) e resíduos sólidos vegetais (RV) e determinar a importância da temperatura para o processo de sanitização do substrato tratado. O experimento, inteiramente casualizado com três tratamentos e três repetições, consistiu de nove reatores ae...

  5. Estudo de catalisadores a base de cobre e nióbia na reação de reforma a vapor de etanol = Study of catalysts based on copper and niobium oxide in steam reforming of ethanol

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Roberta Carolina Pelissari Rizzo-Domingues

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Catalisadores Cu/Nb2O5 foram modificados pela incorporação de MgO ouK2O (redutores da acidez do suporte ou Ni (um facilitador da quebra da ligação C-C para serem utilizados na reforma do etanol em unidade de bancada com leito catalítico de 7 g a 573 K, variando-se a velocidade espacial e a razão molar dos reagentes de modo a otimizar oprocesso de produção de hidrogênio com conseqüente diminuição de subprodutos. Os catalisadores foram caracterizados por área superficial específica, difração de raios-X e redução à temperatura programada. Pôde-se verificar que a introdução de óxido dopante daacidez ou de um segundo metal provocou um aumento da porosidade e da temperatura de início de redução do cobre nos catalisadores, alterando dessa forma a superfície catalítica. A redução da acidez do suporte diminuiu a formação de subprodutos e aumentou a dehidrogênio. Níquel como segundo metal aumentou a produção de CO e CH4.Cu/Nb2O5 catalysts were modified by the incorporation of MgOor K2O (support acidity reducer and Ni (a facilitator of the bond break C-C to be used in the ethanol reforming in bench-scale unit with catalytic bed of 7 g at 573 K, varying the space velocity and the molar rate of the reagents in order to optimize the process ofproduction of hydrogen with consequent decrease of by-products. The catalysts were characterized by specific superficial area, X-ray diffraction and temperature programmed reduction. Results showed that the introduction of the basic oxide or a second metal, nickel, lead to an increase in the porosity and in the temperature at the beginning of copper reduction in the catalyst. The acidity reduction of the support decreased the formation of by-products and increased the hydrogen formation. Nickel as a second metal increased theproduction of CO and CH4.

  6. PRODUÇÃO DE ÁCIDOS GRAXOS VOLÁTEIS POR FERMENTAÇÃO ANAERÓBIA DE MANIPUEIRA E DE PERMEADO DE SORO DE QUEIJO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Denise Aparecida Zempulski

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The application of agro-industrial residues as substrates for fermentation processes for obtaining compounds of commercial interest has been the focus of many studies, which also helps to solve the problem of pollution in the process of industrialization. The aim of this work is to study biodigestion process of manipueira and cheese whey permeate for means of volatile fatty acids (VFAs production. The fermentations processes were performed at 30°C, under agitation, and the seed sludge used for the acidogenic fermentation was collected from a local anaerobic digester used for swine manure treatment. The dark fermentation (absence of light was accomplished. For cassava wastewater, concentrations of 29 g.L -1 of reducing sugars and 3.2 gL-1 of alkalinity resulted in greater productivity of VFAs (0.0184 mg VFA per mg COD per h. For the cheese whey permeate, it already contains 150 g.L-1 of glucose (reducing sugar without supplemental carbon source, and thus was diluted to obtain levels of 50, 90 and 150 g.L-1 of reducing sugars. Thus best results obtained for AGV were with 90 g.L-1 of reducing sugars and 10.26 g.L-1 of alkalinity, resulting in productivity of 0.0011 mg.L-1 of AGVs per mg COD per h. The use of cassava and also cheese whey permeate in anaerobic digestion exhibit good possibility of reallocation of waste with added-value.

  7. Produção de hidrogênio via fermentação anaeróbia - aspectos gerais e possibilidade de utilização de resíduos agroindustriais brasileiros

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lívian R. Vasconcelos de Sá

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Biological production of hydrogen through anaerobic fermentation has received increasing attention and offers a great potential as an alternative process for clean fuel production in the future. Considering biological systems for H2 production, anaerobic fermentation stands out, primarily due to its higher production of H2 compared with other biological processes. In addition the possibility of using different agro-industrial wastes as substrates opens up infinite possibilities. The development and implementation of sustainable processes for converting renewable materials into different value-added products is essential for the full exploitation of Brazilian agro-industrial wastes.

  8. O papel do esteroide anabolizante sobre a hipertrofia e força muscular em treinamentos de resistência aeróbia e de força

    OpenAIRE

    Everton Crivoi do Carmo; Carlos Roberto Bueno Junior; Tiago Fernandes; Diego Barretti; Stéphano Freitas Soares; Natan Daniel da Silva Junior; Marco Carlos Uchida; Patrícia Chakur Brum; Edilamar Menezes de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Os efeitos dos esteroides anabolizantes (EA) sobre a massa muscular e força são controversos e dependentes do treinamento realizado e das fibras musculares recrutadas. Com isso, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos da associação de EA ao treinamento de força ou aeróbio sobre a hipertrofia e força muscular. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar (42) foram divididos em seis grupos: sedentário (SC, n = 7), sedentário anabolizante (SA, n = 7), treinado natação controle (TNC, n = 7), treinad...

  9. Zamowy białoruskie oraz inne teksty ludowego lekarowania jako dowód na przenikanie się języków i kultur na obszarze byłego Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Krystyna Szcześniak

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Belorussian zamowy and other folk medicine texts as evidence for linguistic and cultural permeation in the former Grand Duchy of LithuaniaThis paper presents the lexical material stored in the Belorussian zamowy: names of holidays, prayers, designations of the sacred and clergy portaits, as well as names and nationalities. The documentation, coming from two sets of Belorussian zamowy (addresses given in references, shows clearly that these texts – which usually come with a classic construction, important for those telling them – preserved traces of multilingualism, different religions and dialects, as well as the information about the nationalities residing in the area. Some lexemes (or groups of lexemes mix two or three languages. What is more, it often occurs that literary language and the standard variety (Polish are mixed with Belorussian dialects, which stems from the historical circumstances the area studied. Such information could be preserved in zamowy because słowa or szepty (as they were called had strictly defined structure, and had to include certain lexemes that always came in the same pre-defined order. Белорусские заговоры и другие тексты народного лечения как свидетельство взаимопроникновения языков на территории бывшего Великого княжества ЛитовскогоСтатья представляет лексический материал, содержащийся в белoрусских заговорах, который касается названий праздников, молитв, определений изображений святых и священников, а также имен святых и национальностей. Документация, почерпнутая из двух книг белoрусских заговоров, выходные данные которых содержит перечень использованной литературы, с яркостью показала, что в данных текстах (отличающихся, как правило, классической композицией, существенной для тех, кто их произносил сохранилсь следы многоязычия, разных религий и диалектов, а также информация относительно национальности проживающих на данной территории. Некоторые лексемы (или сочетания лексем содержат следы смешения двух или даже трех языков, или общелитературного языка (польского с белoрусским диалектом, что – по мнению автора – вытекает из прошлого исследуемого пространства. В загово рах моглa сохраниться вся указаннaя информация, так как данные единицы (слова, шепоты, как их принято определять, помимо прочего отличались определенным построением и набором определенных лексем с их четкой последовательностью.

  10. PRODUÇÃO DE ÁCIDOS GRAXOS VOLÁTEIS POR FERMENTAÇÃO ANAERÓBIA DE MANIPUEIRA E DE PERMEADO DE SORO DE QUEIJO

    OpenAIRE

    Denise Aparecida Zempulski; Karen Andressa Pelle Viar,; Larissa Delallo Martins Lampa; Josiane Peternela; Camila Cardoso; Mônica Lady Fiorese; Salah Din Mahmud Hasan

    2014-01-01

    The application of agro-industrial residues as substrates for fermentation processes for obtaining compounds of commercial interest has been the focus of many studies, which also helps to solve the problem of pollution in the process of industrialization. The aim of this work is to study biodigestion process of manipueira and cheese whey permeate for means of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production. The fermentations processes were performed at 30°C, under agitation, and the ...

  11. Co-digestão anaeróbia de substâncias surfactantes, óleo e lodo de esgoto Anaerobic codigestion of surfactants substances, oil and sludge of sewage

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maria José Comandante Costa

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a viabilidade de se tratar conjuntamente substâncias surfactantes, óleo mineral e lodo de esgoto sanitário. Para todos os tratamentos foram analisadas as concentrações de matéria orgânica (DQO afluente e efluente. O sistema experimental foi monitorado durante 150 dias e diariamente eram realizadas quantificações do volume e da composição do biogás produzido. Foram constatadas remoções de DQO filtrada média de 82% aos 18 dias, e para DQO bruta em torno de 76% para os seis tratamentos aos 100 dias de operação. A produção de metano observada durante o período experimental demonstrou que as diferentes concentrações de surfactantes presentes no sistema não se mostraram tóxicas o suficiente para inibir as bactérias metanogênicas.The present work had as objective investigate the viability of treating, through processes anaerobic substances surfactants, mineral oil and sewage sludge. For all the treatments the concentrations of organic matter were analyzed (COD influent and effluent. The experimental system was monitored for 150 days. The volume and composition of the produced biogas were daily quantificated. Removals of filtered COD average were verified from 82% to the 18 days and for raw COD around 76% for the six treatments to the 100 dias.de operation. The methane production observed during the experimental period demonstrated that the different concentrations of present surfactants in the system were not shown toxicant enough to inhibit the methanogenic bacterias.

  12. Bioestabilização anaeróbia de resíduos sólidos orgânicos em reatores de batelada Anaerobic biostabilization of organic solid waste in batch reactors

    OpenAIRE

    Valderi D. Leite; Wilton S. Lopes; Shiva Prasad

    2001-01-01

    O processo de bioestabilização anaeróbio pode ser empregado para o tratamento de uma grande variedade de substratos, dentre os quais pode-se destacar os resíduos sólidos orgânicos. Neste trabalho, o processo de bioestabilização anaeróbio foi utilizado, quando do tratamento de resíduos sólidos orgânicos putrescíveis de origem urbana e rural. Os resíduos de origem urbana eram constituídos, basicamente, de restos de fruta, verduras e folhagens, enquanto o rúmen bovino era o resíduo rural utiliza...

  13. Microbiota cloacal aeróbia de cracídeos cativos no Rio Grande do Sul e sua susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos Cloacal microbiota identification and evaluation of the antimicrobial resistance in captive cracids from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Helton Fernandes Santos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os cracídeos são aves silvestres que habitam as matas tropicais da América. Foram coletadas, no ano de 2007, amostras cloacais de 51 aves de dez espécies diferentes de cracídeos mantidos em cativeiros no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. A partir dos swabs, colhidos assepticamente, foi realizado o isolamento e a caracterização bacteriana e o teste de susceptibilidade antimicrobiana dos isolados. Foram identificadas 93 cepas de bactérias. As bactérias mais frequentemente isoladas foram Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus spp. e Streptococcus spp. Todas as amostras foram negativas para o isolamento de Salmonella spp. O resultado do teste de sensibilidade mostrou que dentre as 93 cepas isoladas, todas foram sensíveis apenas ao imipinem. Adicionalmente, os menores percentuais de resistência foram observados frente ao cloranfenicol e ciprofloxacina. Os gêneros e espécies bacterianas com maior percentual de resistência a diferentes antibióticos testados foram Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus aureus e Streptococcus spp. Com os resultados obtidos no presente trabalho, concluí-se, que a população de cracídeos estudada apresenta sua microbiota cloacal composta por vários gêneros e espécies bacterianas e que a multirresistencia pode ser um problema no futuro, uma vez que algumas cepas isoladas mostraram percentuais elevados de resistência a diferente antimicrobianos.Cracids are wildlife Galliformes which inhabits the America's tropical forests. Fifty one cloacal swabs were collected from 10 different species of captive cracids from the Rio Grande do Sul State during 2007. The cloacal swab samples were submitted to bacterial isolation, identification and, subsequently; antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Ninety three bacterial isolates were obtained from the cracid population examined. The most prevalent among the isolates were Escherichia coli, and bacteria from the Staphylococcus and Streptococcus genera. All samples tested in this study were negative for Salmonella spp. The antimicrobial susceptibility tests showed that none of the 93 strains presented resistance to the antimicrobial imipinem. In addition, the lower percentages of resistance were observed against cloranfenicol and ciprofloxacine. The bacteria genus and species with the highest percentage of resistance to the different antimicrobials examined were E. coli, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus spp. and Streptococcus spp. In conclusion, the data presented in this article demonstrate that the cloacal microbiota of the reported cracid population is composed of several bacterial genera and species and multi-drug resistance may be a problem for the future, since some strains showed elevated percentage of resistance against several different antimicrobials.

  14. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de caprinos e ovinos em reator contínuo de PVC flexível Anaerobic digestion of goat and sheep wastes in a continuous reactor of flexible PVC

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Danilo G. de Quadros

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A escassez de fontes energéticas e as altas taxas de mortalidade do rebanho são dois grandes problemas para os agricultores familiares no semiárido brasileiro. De setembro de 2006 a abril de 2007 um reator contínuo com gasômetro em PVC flexível, com 33 m³ de volume, instalado na Estação Experimental da EBDA, Jaguarari, Estado da Bahia, foi monitorado quanto aos parâmetros bioquímicos, microbiológicos e parasitários do afluente e efluente, sendo avaliadas a produção e a composição do biogás, além da utilização do biofertilizante em capim-elefante. Com o manejo adequado, o poder poluente dos dejetos foi reduzido significativamente. Microbiologicamente, a eficiência de remoção de coliformes totais e fecais se manteve acima de 98% enquanto os ovos dos principais endoparasitos foram eliminados com o tratamento. A produção de biogás foi de 0,061 m³ kg-1 de esterco. Basicamente, o biogás apresentou, em sua composição, 58 e 34% de metano e gás carbônico, respectivamente. O biofertilizante (pH 7,5 foi uma boa fonte de nutrientes, sobretudo de nitrogênio (64 g 100L-1, 80% na forma amoniacal e potássio (214 g 100L-1, aumentando a produção de forragem sem alterações significativas na composição bromatológica, digestibilidade "in vitro" da matéria seca e teor de minerais.The scarcity of energy resources and the high livestock mortality rates are perpetual problems for small farmers of the Brazilian semi-arid region. From September 2006 to April 2007 a continuous reactor, of 33 m³ with gasometer in PVC flexible film, was installed at the EBDA Experimental Station, Jaguarari, Bahia State and the affluent and effluent biochemical, microbiological, and parasitological characteristics were monitored, the biogas production and composition being evaluated, as well as the use of the biofertilizer in elephant grass. With adequate management, the pollution power of residues reduced significantly. Microbiologically, the efficiency of total and fecal coliforms remotion was above 98%, when the main endoparasite eggs were eliminated after treatment. The biogas production was 0.061 m³ kg-1 of manure. The biogas showed in its composition basically 58 and 34% of methane and carbonic dioxide, respectively. The biofertilizer (pH 7.5 was a great source of nutrients, mainly nitrogen (64 g 100L-1, 80% ammoniacal form and potassium (214 g 100L-1, increasing forage production, without significant changes in the chemical composition, "in vitro" dry matter digestibility, and mineral content.

  15. Produção de hidrogênio via fermentação anaeróbia - aspectos gerais e possibilidade de utilização de resíduos agroindustriais brasileiros

    OpenAIRE

    Lívian R. Vasconcelos de Sá; Magali C. Cammarota; Ferreira-Leitão, Viridiana S

    2014-01-01

    Biological production of hydrogen through anaerobic fermentation has received increasing attention and offers a great potential as an alternative process for clean fuel production in the future. Considering biological systems for H2 production, anaerobic fermentation stands out, primarily due to its higher production of H2 compared with other biological processes. In addition the possibility of using different agro-industrial wastes as substrates opens up infinite possibilities. The developme...

  16. Fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugar cane silages treated with calcium oxide Perdas fermentativas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar aditivadas com cal virgem

    OpenAIRE

    Anna Paula de Toledo Piza Roth; José Ramos Nogueira; Ricardo Andrade Reis; Gustavo Rezende Siqueira; Geraldo Balieiro Neto; Marcella de Toledo Piza Roth

    2009-01-01

    This work aimed to evaluate the effects of adding three levels (0.0; 0.5; 1.0 and 2.0%) of calcium oxide (CaO) on fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages. The experiment was carried out as a completely randomized design in a split-plot scheme with four treatments and three replicates. Calcium oxide addition did not affect dry matter losses during the anaerobic phase. The dry matter percentage increased linearly as calcium oxide percentage increased in the silage. The ad...

  17. Bioelectrical impedance analysis--part I

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kyle, Ursula G; Bosaeus, Ingvar; De Lorenzo, Antonio D; Deurenberg, Paul; Elia, Marinos; Gómez, José Manuel; Heitmann, Berit Lilienthal; Kent-Smith, Luisa; Melchior, Jean-Claude; Pirlich, Matthias; Scharfetter, Hermann; Schols, Annemie M W J; Pichard, Claude

    2004-01-01

    The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is widespread both in healthy subjects and patients, but suffers from a lack of standardized method and quality control procedures. BIA allows the determination of the fat-free mass (FFM) and total body water (TBW) in subjects without significant...... the estimate. The determination of changes in body cell mass (BCM), extra cellular (ECW) and intra cellular water (ICW) requires further research using a valid model that guarantees that ECW changes do not corrupt the ICW. The use of segmental-BIA, multifrequency BIA, or bioelectrical spectroscopy in...

  18. A Comprehensive Diagnostic Framework for Evaluating Business Intelligence and Analytics Effectiveness

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Neil Foshay

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Business intelligence and analytics (BIA initiatives are costly, complex and experience high failure rates. Organizations require effective approaches to evaluate their BIA capabilities in order to develop strategies for their evolution. In this paper, we employ a design science paradigm to develop a comprehensive BIA effectiveness diagnostic (BIAED framework that can be easily operationalized. We propose that a useful BIAED framework must assess the correct factors, should be deployed in the proper process context and acquire the appropriate input from different constituencies within an organization. Drawing on the BIAED framework, we further develop an online diagnostic toolkit that includes a comprehensive survey instrument. We subsequently deploy the diagnostic mechanism within three large organizations in North America (involving over 1500 participants and use the results to inform BIA strategy formulation. Feedback from participating organizations indicates that BIA diagnostic toolkit provides insights that are essential inputs to strategy development. This work addresses a significant research gap in the area of BIA effectiveness assessment.

  19. An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xue Li

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available IETF 6LoWPAN working group is engaged in the IPv6 protocol stack research work based on IEEE802.15.4 standard. In this working group, the routing protocol is one of the important research contents. In the 6LoWPAN, HiLow is a well-known layered routing protocol. This paper puts forward an improved hierarchical routing protocol GHiLow by improving HiLow parent node selection and path restoration strategy. GHiLow improves the parent node selection by increasing the choice of parameters. Simutaneously, it also improves path recovery by analysing different situations to recovery path. Therefore, GHiLow contributes to the ehancement of network performance and the decrease of network energy consumption.

  20. Sub-Hour Solar Data for Power System Modeling From Static Spatial Variability Analysis: Preprint

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hummon, M.; Ibanez, E.; Brinkman, G.; Lew, D.

    2012-12-01

    High penetration renewable integration studies need high quality solar power data with spatial-temporal correlations that are representative of a real system. This paper will summarize the research relating sequential point-source sub-hour global horizontal irradiance (GHI) values to static, spatially distributed GHI values. This research led to the development of an algorithm for generating coherent sub-hour datasets that span distances ranging from 10 km to 4,000 km. The algorithm, in brief, generates synthetic GHI values at an interval of one-minute, for a specific location, using SUNY/Clean Power Research, satellite-derived, hourly irradiance values for the nearest grid cell to that location and grid cells within 40 km.

  1. An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

    OpenAIRE

    Xue Li; Zhixin Sun

    2015-01-01

    IETF 6LoWPAN working group is engaged in the IPv6 protocol stack research work based on IEEE802.15.4 standard. In this working group, the routing protocol is one of the important research contents. In the 6LoWPAN, HiLow is a well-known layered routing protocol. This paper puts forward an improved hierarchical routing protocol GHiLow by improving HiLow parent node selection and path restoration strategy. GHiLow improves the parent node selection by increasing the choice of parameters. Simutane...

  2. 76 FR 6493 - Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed K Road/Moapa Band...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-02-04

    ... Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Tribe), the Bureau of Land....g., water in a small office on site), and fugitive dust control. As lead agency, the BIA will have... authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, by part 209 of the Departmental...

  3. Practical issues in handling data input and uncertainty in a budget impact analysis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nuijten, M J C; Mittendorf, T; Persson, U

    2011-06-01

    The objective of this paper was to address the importance of dealing systematically and comprehensively with uncertainty in a budget impact analysis (BIA) in more detail. The handling of uncertainty in health economics was used as a point of reference for addressing the uncertainty in a BIA. This overview shows that standard methods of sensitivity analysis, which are used for standard data set in a health economic model (clinical probabilities, treatment patterns, resource utilisation and prices/tariffs), cannot always be used for the input data for the BIA model beyond the health economic data set for various reasons. Whereas in a health economic model, only limited data may come from a Delphi panel, a BIA model often relies on a majority of data taken from a Delphi panel. In addition, the dataset in a BIA model also includes forecasts (e.g. annual growth, uptakes curves, substitution effects, changes in prescription restrictions and guidelines, future distribution of the available treatment modalities, off-label use). As a consequence, the use of standard sensitivity analyses for BIA data set might be limited because of the lack of appropriate distributions as data sources are limited, or because of the need for forecasting. Therefore, scenario analyses might be more appropriate to capture the uncertainty in the BIA data set in the overall BIA model. PMID:20364289

  4. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in equine muscle assessment

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Harrison, Adrian Paul; Elbrønd (Bibs), Vibeke Sødring; Riis-Olesen, Kiwa; Bartels, Else Marie

    2015-01-01

    BIA reliably can be used to assess the condition of a horse's muscles in connection with health assessment, injury and both training and re-training. mfBIA measurements was carried out on 10 'hobby' horses and 5 selected cases with known anamnesis. Impedance, resistance, reactance, phase angle, centre...

  5. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in human muscle assessment

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bartels, Else Marie; Sørensen, Emma Rudbæk; Harrison, Adrian Paul

    2015-01-01

    hypothesis that mfBIA can be used to assess the anatomical, physiological, and metabolic state of skeletal muscles. mfBIA measurements focusing on impedance, resistance, reactance, phase angle, center frequency, membrane capacitance, and both extracellular and intracellular resistance were carried out. Eight...

  6. 77 FR 60041 - Heating, Cooling, and Lighting Standards for Bureau-Funded Dormitory Facilities

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-02

    ... final rule (77 FR 30888) for additional background on the Committee. The Committee determined, by..., BIA published the interim final rule (77 FR 30888), under Docket No. BIA-2012-0001, to make the codes... May 24, 2012, at 77 FR 30888, is adopted as final without change. Dated: September 20, 2012. Donald...

  7. Crescente cottidie malicia perversorum. Notka o wpływie statutów Jakuba Świnki na czeskie prawodawstwo kościelne

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Krafl, Pavel

    Bielsko-Biała : Wyższa Szkoła Administracji w Bielsku-Białej, 2009 - (Małecki, M.), s. 111-117 ISBN 978-83-60430-07-1 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80150510 Keywords : medieval Canon Law * Czech and polish history * Synods and Synodical legislation Subject RIV: AB - History

  8. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in equine muscle assessment

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Multi-frequency BIA (mfBIA) equipment has been shown to be a non-invasive and reliable method to assess a muscle as a whole or at fibre level. In the equine world this may be the future method of assessment of training condition or of muscle injury. The aim of this study was to test if mfBIA reliably can be used to assess the condition of a horse’s muscles in connection with health assessment, injury and both training and re-training. mfBIA measurements was carried out on 10 ‘hobby’ horses and 5 selected cases with known anamnesis. Impedance, resistance, reactance, phase angle, centre frequency, membrane capacitance and both extracellular and intracellular resistance were measured. Platinum electrodes in connection with a conductance paste were used to accommodate the typical BIA frequencies and to facilitate accurate measurements. Use of mfBIA data to look into the effects of myofascial release treatment was also demonstrated. Our findings indicate that mfBIA provides a non-invasive, easily measurable and very precise assessment of the state of muscles in horses. This study also shows the potential of mfBIA as a diagnostic tool as well as a tool to monitor effects of treatment e.g. myofascial release therapy and metabolic diseases, respectively. (paper)

  9. The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis for body composition in epidemiological studies

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Böhm, A; Heitmann, B L

    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a relatively simple, inexpensive and non-invasive technique to measure body composition and is therefore suitable in field studies and larger surveys. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We performed an overview of BIA-derived body fat percentages (B...

  10. Change in fat-free mass assessed by bioelectrical impedance, total body potassium and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry during prolonged weight loss

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hendel, H W; Gotfredsen, A; Højgaard, L; Andersen, T; Hilsted, Jannik

    1996-01-01

    measurements were compared with bioimpedance analysis (BIA) by applying 11 predictive BIA equations published in the literature. Predictive equations for the present study population were developed, with the use of fat-free mass (FFM) as assessed by TBK and DXA as references in multiple regression analysis...

  11. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in equine muscle assessment.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Harrison, Adrian Paul; Elbrønd, Vibeke Sødring; Riis-Olesen, Kiwa; Bartels, Else Marie

    2015-03-01

    Multi-frequency BIA (mfBIA) equipment has been shown to be a non-invasive and reliable method to assess a muscle as a whole or at fibre level. In the equine world this may be the future method of assessment of training condition or of muscle injury. The aim of this study was to test if mfBIA reliably can be used to assess the condition of a horse's muscles in connection with health assessment, injury and both training and re-training. mfBIA measurements was carried out on 10 'hobby' horses and 5 selected cases with known anamnesis. Impedance, resistance, reactance, phase angle, centre frequency, membrane capacitance and both extracellular and intracellular resistance were measured. Platinum electrodes in connection with a conductance paste were used to accommodate the typical BIA frequencies and to facilitate accurate measurements. Use of mfBIA data to look into the effects of myofascial release treatment was also demonstrated. Our findings indicate that mfBIA provides a non-invasive, easily measurable and very precise assessment of the state of muscles in horses. This study also shows the potential of mfBIA as a diagnostic tool as well as a tool to monitor effects of treatment e.g. myofascial release therapy and metabolic diseases, respectively. PMID:25656988

  12. Assessment of body fat proportion by means of bioelectrical impedance in athletic boys aged 7 to 18 years with respect to specific types of instruments

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sigmund Martin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Bioelectrical impedance (BIA seems an appropriate method for basic diagnostics of body composition in a practical environment. This is a non-time consuming non-invasive method that provides a high degree of response relevance. However, the values identifi ed by the BIA method are susceptible to a number of factors, which need to be taken into account during the investigation stage and interpretation of the results. One of the signifi cant factors infl uencing the outcomes of measurement is the instrument factor.OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present comparative survey was to analyse the proportions of body fat by means of the BIA hand-to-leg method and BIA leg-to-leg method in a sample of athletic individuals aged 7 to 18 years.METHODS: The survey included a total of 178 ice-hockey players aged 7 to 18 years. The proportion of body fat analysed by means of the BIA hand-to-leg method was measured by the Tanita BC-418 MA instrument. For the purposes of the BIA leg-to-leg method the Tanita BF-350 instrument was used (Tanita, Japan. Both instruments work at a frequency of 50 kHz.RESULTS: The percentage of body fat established by the BIA leg-to-leg method (M = 13.5%; SD = 4.8 indicated signifi cantly lower values of fat percentage than the values measured by the BIA hand-to-leg method (M = 17.1%; SD = 4.3. The overall diff erence represents an average value of 3.6% (standard mode; p < .001; d = 0.8. Regarding the monitored age categories the observed diff erences are in the range of 3.1–4.7% (p < .001; d = 0.7–1.2.CONCLUSION: The present study compares the proportions of body fat by means of the BIA leg-to-leg method and BIA hand-to-leg method in athletic boys aged 7 to 18 years. The results measured by the BIA leg-to-leg method signifi cantly undervalue the proportion of body fat in comparison with the BIA hand-to-leg method. The instrument factor and age factor represented signifi - cant variables infl uencing the results of the measurement. The present fi ndings can be used in medical and sports practice in selecting economically more accessible instruments for assessing body composition by the BIA leg-to-leg method. For research purposes the authors rather recommend the a pplication of the BIA hand-to-leg multi-frequency instruments.

  13. Body composition measures of obese adolescents by the deuterium oxide dilution method and by bioelectrical impedance

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    C.M.M., Resende; J.S., Camelo Jnior; M.N.C.M., Vieira; E., Ferriolli; K., Pfrimer; G.S.C., Perdon; J.P., Monteiro.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of the present study were to describe and compare the body composition variables determined by bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and the deuterium dilution method (DDM), to identify possible correlations and agreement between the two methods, and to construct a linear regression model inc [...] luding anthropometric measures. Obese adolescents were evaluated by anthropometric measures, and body composition was assessed by BIA and DDM. Forty obese adolescents were included in the study. Comparison of the mean values for the following variables: fat body mass (FM; kg), fat-free mass (FFM; kg), and total body water (TBW; %) determined by DDM and by BIA revealed significant differences. BIA overestimated FFM and TBW and underestimated FM. When compared with data provided by DDM, the BIA data presented a significant correlation with FFM (r = 0.89; P

  14. Graft function and nutritional parameters in stable postrenal transplant patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Saxena, Anita; Sharma, R K; Gupta, Amit

    2016-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a method for the assessment of nutritional status. We studied the effect of graft function on nutritional status in postrenal 45 transplant patients with borderline to good allograft function using BIA. The patients had a mean serum creatinine of 1.42 ± 0.42 mg% and mean glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 45.1 ± 14.1 mL/min. Based on BIA-derived GFR, the patients were divided into two groups; group 1: borderline graft function GFR 4.0) in extracellular water (P SGA) scores showed that transplant patients had normal nutritional status, but when compared with healthy individuals as assessed by BIA, there were significant differences in FM, FFM, and body cell mass. In conclusion, BIA was more sensitive to evaluate nutritional depletion than SGA in transplant patients with borderline. PMID:26997391

  15. Body composition measures of obese adolescents by the deuterium oxide dilution method and by bioelectrical impedance

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    C.M.M. Resende

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of the present study were to describe and compare the body composition variables determined by bioelectrical impedance (BIA and the deuterium dilution method (DDM, to identify possible correlations and agreement between the two methods, and to construct a linear regression model including anthropometric measures. Obese adolescents were evaluated by anthropometric measures, and body composition was assessed by BIA and DDM. Forty obese adolescents were included in the study. Comparison of the mean values for the following variables: fat body mass (FM; kg, fat-free mass (FFM; kg, and total body water (TBW; % determined by DDM and by BIA revealed significant differences. BIA overestimated FFM and TBW and underestimated FM. When compared with data provided by DDM, the BIA data presented a significant correlation with FFM (r = 0.89; P < 0.001, FM (r = 0.93; P < 0.001 and TBW (r = 0.62; P < 0.001. The Bland-Altman plot showed no agreement for FFM, FM or TBW between data provided by BIA and DDM. The linear regression models proposed in our study with respect to FFM, FM, and TBW were well adjusted. FFM obtained by DDM = 0.842 x FFM obtained by BIA. FM obtained by DDM = 0.855 x FM obtained by BIA + 0.152 x weight (kg. TBW obtained by DDM = 0.813 x TBW obtained by BIA. The body composition results of obese adolescents determined by DDM can be predicted by using the measures provided by BIA through a regression equation.

  16. Herpes Genitalis in Patients Attending a Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    OpenAIRE

    Lawee, David; Gutman, Mory; Hrytzay, Millie; McLachlin, Jeanette

    1983-01-01

    In a prospective study of 210 patients attending a hospital-based sexually transmitted disease clinic, we documented the prevalence of genital herpes infection (GHI) and its association with gonococcal infection (GI). Herpes simplex virus type 2 was cultured from 58% of symptomatic patients and 0.5% of asymptomatic patients.

  17. AcEST: DK954624 [AcEST

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available TST39A01NGRL0020_P01 666 Adiantum capillus-veneris mRNA. clone: TST39A01NGRL0020_P01. 5' end seq ... +1 Query: 265 RRPHVIAVPCAFFGHITPFMDLCHLLAGNGMLVTLITTP RFKDRITIEEGADIRVGL--- 435 ++PHV+ VP GHI P M + LL G ... e = +1 Query: 274 HVIAVPCAFFGHITPFMDLCHLLAGNGMLVTLITTP ----RFKDRI--TIEEGADIRV-- 429 H + P GH+ P +D+ LLA G+ ...

  18. Validation of the Surface Downwelling Solar Irradiance Estimates of the HelioClim-3 Database in Egypt

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yehia Eissa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available HelioClim-3 (HC3 is a database providing time series of the surface downwelling solar irradiance that are computed from images of the Meteosat satellites. This paper presents the validation results of the hourly global horizontal irradiance (GHI and direct normal irradiance (DNI, i.e., beam irradiance at normal incidence, of versions four and five of HC3 at seven Egyptian sites. The validation is performed for all-sky conditions, as well as cloud-free conditions. Both versions of HC3 provide similar performances whatever the conditions. Another comparison is made with the estimates provided by the McClear database that is restricted to cloud-free conditions. All databases capture well the temporal variability of the GHI in all conditions, McClear being superior for cloud-free cases. In cloud-free conditions for the GHI, the relative root mean square error (RMSE are fairly similar, ranging from 6% to 15%; both HC3 databases exhibit a smaller bias than McClear. McClear offers an overall better performance for the cloud-free DNI estimates. For all-sky conditions, the relative RMSE for GHI ranges from 10% to 22%, except one station, while, for the DNI, the results are not so good for the two stations with DNI measurements.

  19. Initiatives to Reduce Earthquake Risk of Developing Countries

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tucker, B. E.

    2008-12-01

    The seventeen-year-and-counting history of the Palo Alto-based nonprofit organization GeoHazards International (GHI) is the story of many initiatives within a larger initiative to increase the societal impact of geophysics and civil engineering. GHI's mission is to reduce death and suffering due to earthquakes and other natural hazards in the world's most vulnerable communities through preparedness, mitigation and advocacy. GHI works by raising awareness in these communities about their risk and about affordable methods to manage it, identifying and strengthening institutions in these communities to manage their risk, and advocating improvement in natural disaster management. Some of GHI's successful initiatives include: (1) creating an earthquake scenario for Quito, Ecuador that describes in lay terms the consequences for that city of a probable earthquake; (2) improving the curricula of Pakistani university courses about seismic retrofitting; (3) training employees of the Public Works Department of Delhi, India on assessing the seismic vulnerability of critical facilities such as a school, a hospital, a police headquarters, and city hall; (4) assessing the vulnerability of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India; (5) developing a seismic hazard reduction plan for a nonprofit organization in Kathmandu, Nepal that works to manage Nepal's seismic risk; and (6) assisting in the formulation of a resolution by the Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to promote school earthquake safety among OECD member countries. GHI's most important resource, in addition to its staff and Board of Trustees, is its members and volunteer advisors, who include some of the world's leading earth scientists, earthquake engineers, urban planners and architects, from the academic, public, private and nonprofit sectors. GHI is planning several exciting initiatives in the near future. One would oversee the design and construction of an earthquake- and tsunami-resistant structure in Sumatra to house a tsunami museum, a community training center, and offices of a local NGO that is preparing Padang for the next tsunami. This facility would be designed and built by a team of US and Indonesian academics, architects, engineers and students. Another initiative would launch a collaborative research program on school earthquake safety with the scientists and engineers from the US and the ten Islamic countries that comprise the Economic Cooperation Organization. Finally, GHI hopes to develop internet and satellite communication techniques that will allow earthquake risk managers in the US to interact with masons, government officials, engineers and architects in remote communities of vulnerable developing countries, closing the science and engineering divide.

  20. Modeling of global horizontal irradiance in the United Arab Emirates with artificial neural networks

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper employs ANN (Artificial Neural Network) models to estimate GHI (global horizontal irradiance) for three major cities in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al-Ain. City data are then used to develop a comprehensive global GHI model for other nearby locations in the UAE. The ANN models use MLP (Multi-Layer Perceptron) and RBF (Radial Basis Function) techniques with comprehensive training algorithms, architectures, and different combinations of inputs. The UAE models are tested and validated against individual city models and data available from the UAE Solar Atlas with good agreement as attested by the computed statistical error parameters. The optimal ANN model is MLP-based and requires four mean daily weather parameters; namely, maximum temperature, wind speed, sunshine hours, and relative humidity. The computed statistical error parameters for the optimal MLP-ANN model in relation to the measured three-cities mean data (referred to as UAE data) are MBE (mean bias error) = −0.0003 kWh/m2, RMSE = 0.179 kWh/m2, R2 = 99%, NSE (Nash-Sutcliffe model Efficiency coefficient) = 99%, and t-statistic = 0.005 at 5% significance level. Results prove the suitability of the ANN models for estimating the monthly mean daily GHI in different locations of the UAE. - Highlights: • ANN prediction models for the GHI (global horizontal irradiance) in the UAE. • Models used to estimate the potential of global solar radiation for UAE cities. • Data from the UAE Solar Atlas are used to validate developed ANN models. • ANN models are more efficient than regression models in predicting GHI

  1. Identification and quantification of seven fused aromatic rings C26H14peri-condensed benzenoid polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a complex mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from coal tar.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Oña-Ruales, Jorge O; Ruiz-Morales, Yosadara; Wise, Stephen A

    2016-04-15

    A methodology for the characterization of groups of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using a combination of normal phase liquid chromatography with ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (NPLC/UV-vis) and gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used for the identification and quantification of seven fused aromatic rings C26H14peri-condensed benzenoid polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, in standard reference material (SRM) 1597a, complex mixture of PAHs from coal tar. The NPLC/UV-vis isolated the fractions based on the number of aromatic carbons and the GC/MS allowed the identification and quantification of five of the nine C26H14 PAH isomers; naphtho[1,2,3,4-ghi]perylene, dibenzo[b,ghi]perylene, dibenzo[b,pqr]perylene, naphtho[8,1,2-bcd]perylene, and dibenzo[cd,lm]perylene using a retention time comparison with authentic reference standards. For the other four benzenoid isomers with no available reference standards the following two approaches were used. First, the annellation theory was used to achieve the potential identification of benzo[qr]naphtho[3,2,1,8-defg]chrysene, and second, the elution distribution in the GC fractions was used to support the potential identification of benzo[qr]naphtho[3,2,1,8-defg]chrysene and to reach the tentative identifications of dibenzo[a,ghi]perylene, naphtho[7,8,1,2,3-pqrst]pentaphene, and anthra[2,1,9,8-opqra]naphthacene. It is the first time that naphtho[1,2,3,4-ghi]perylene, dibenzo[b,ghi]perylene, dibenzo[b,pqr]perylene, naphtho[8,1,2-bcd]perylene, and dibenzo[cd,lm]perylene are quantified, and the first time that benzo[qr]naphtho[3,2,1,8-defg]chrysene is potentially identified, in any sample, in any context. PMID:26976350

  2. Evaluating the spatio-temporal performance of sky imager based solar irradiance analysis and forecasts

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    T. Schmidt

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Clouds are the dominant source of variability in surface solar radiation and uncertainty in its prediction. However, the increasing share of solar energy in the world-wide electric power supply increases the need for accurate solar radiation forecasts. In this work, we present results of a shortest-term global horizontal irradiance (GHI forecast experiment based on hemispheric sky images. A two month dataset with images from one sky imager and high resolutive GHI measurements from 99 pyranometers distributed over 10 km by 12 km is used for validation. We developed a multi-step model and processed GHI forecasts up to 25 min with an update interval of 15 s. A cloud type classification is used to separate the time series in different cloud scenarios. Overall, the sky imager based forecasts do not outperform the reference persistence forecasts. Nevertheless, we find that analysis and forecast performance depend strongly on the predominant cloud conditions. Especially convective type clouds lead to high temporal and spatial GHI variability. For cumulus cloud conditions, the analysis error is found to be lower than that introduced by a single pyranometer if it is used representatively for the whole area in distances from the camera larger than 1–2 km. Moreover, forecast skill is much higher for these conditions compared to overcast or clear sky situations causing low GHI variability which is easier to predict by persistence. In order to generalize the cloud-induced forecast error, we identify a variability threshold indicating conditions with positive forecast skill.

  3. Evaluating the spatio-temporal performance of sky-imager-based solar irradiance analysis and forecasts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schmidt, Thomas; Kalisch, John; Lorenz, Elke; Heinemann, Detlev

    2016-03-01

    Clouds are the dominant source of small-scale variability in surface solar radiation and uncertainty in its prediction. However, the increasing share of solar energy in the worldwide electric power supply increases the need for accurate solar radiation forecasts. In this work, we present results of a very short term global horizontal irradiance (GHI) forecast experiment based on hemispheric sky images. A 2-month data set with images from one sky imager and high-resolution GHI measurements from 99 pyranometers distributed over 10 km by 12 km is used for validation. We developed a multi-step model and processed GHI forecasts up to 25 min with an update interval of 15 s. A cloud type classification is used to separate the time series into different cloud scenarios. Overall, the sky-imager-based forecasts do not outperform the reference persistence forecasts. Nevertheless, we find that analysis and forecast performance depends strongly on the predominant cloud conditions. Especially convective type clouds lead to high temporal and spatial GHI variability. For cumulus cloud conditions, the analysis error is found to be lower than that introduced by a single pyranometer if it is used representatively for the whole area in distances from the camera larger than 1-2 km. Moreover, forecast skill is much higher for these conditions compared to overcast or clear sky situations causing low GHI variability, which is easier to predict by persistence. In order to generalize the cloud-induced forecast error, we identify a variability threshold indicating conditions with positive forecast skill.

  4. Estimate capital for operational risk using peak over threshold method

    Science.gov (United States)

    Saputri, Azizah Anugrahwati; Noviyanti, Lienda; Soleh, Achmad Zanbar

    2015-12-01

    Operational risk is inherent in bank activities. To cover this risk a bank reserves a fund called as capital. Often a bank uses Basic Indicator approach (BIA), Standardized Approach (SA), or Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA) for estimating the capital amount. BIA and SA are less-objective in comparison to AMA, since BIA and SA use non-actual loss data while AMA use the actual one. In this research, we define the capital as an OpVaR (i.e. the worst loss at a given confidence level) which will be estimated by Peak Over Threshold Method.

  5. Bioimpedncia eltrica e gordura visceral: uma comparao com a tomografia computadorizada em adultos e idosos Bioelectrical impedance and visceral fat: a comparison with computed tomography in adults and elderly

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Michaela Eickemberg

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associao entre bioimpedncia eltrica (BIA e gordura visceral (GV em adultos e idosos. SUJEITOS E MTODOS: Estudo transversal, 191 indivduos (52% mulheres, 49% idosos, estratificados por sexo, grupo etrio e massa corporal. Obtiveram-se dados sobre tomografia computadorizada (rea de GV e BIA (percentual de gordura corporal total (%GCT-BIA, ngulo de fase, reactncia e resistncia. Anlise estatstica: Coeficiente de Correlao de Pearson, Anova, Qui-quadrado de Pearson, Curva ROC. RESULTADOS: reas de GV > 130 cm foram mais observadas em idosos e em homens. Entre as mulheres adultas, mostrou-se correlao mais forte entre GV e %GCT-BIA. Os demais grupos apresentaram resultados semelhantes e correlaes estatisticamente significantes. As correlaes entre GV e ngulo de fase foram fracas e sem significncia estatstica. As anlises da Curva ROC indicaram os seguintes %GCT-BIA que identificaram excesso de GV: homens: 21,5% (adultos, 24,25% (idosos; mulheres: 35,05% (adultas, 38,45% (idosas, com sensibilidade de 78,6%, 82,1%, 83,3%, 66,7% e especificidade de 70,6%, 62,5%, 79,1%, 69%, respectivamente. CONCLUSO: BIA apresentou satisfatria sensibilidade e especificidade para predizer GV, entretanto, outros aparelhos e tcnicas devem ser investigados para melhorar essa predio.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between electrical bioimpedance analysis (BIA and visceral fat (VF in adult and elderly patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, with a sample of 191 subjects (52% women, 49% elderly stratified by sex, age and body mass. Computerized tomography (VF area and BIA (percentage of total body fat (%TBF-BIA, phase angle, reactance and resistance data were generated. Statistical analysis was based on Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Anova, Pearson's Chi-square, and ROC curves. RESULTS: VF areas > 130 cm were more prevalent among the elderly and among men. Adult females showed a stronger correlation between GV and %TBF-BIA. The other groups showed similar results and statistically significant correlations. Correlations between GV and phase angle were weak and not statistically significant. ROC Curves analyzes showed the following %TBF-BIA, which identified excess VF: for male subjects: 21.5% (adults and 24.25% (elderly; for female subjects: 35.05% (adults and 38.45% (elderly with sensitivity of 78.6%, 82.1%, 83.3%, and 66.7%, and specificity of 70.6%, 62.5%, 79.1%, and 69%, respectively. CONCLUSION: BIA was found to have satisfactory sensitivity and specificity to predict VF; however, other devices and other techniques should be investigated to improve VF prediction.

  6. Comparisons of a Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to the Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Scan in Healthy Young Adults Depending on their Physical Activity Level

    OpenAIRE

    Verney Julien; Schwartz Chloé; Amiche Saliha; Pereira Bruno; Thivel David

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed at comparing BIA and DXA results in assessing body composition in young adults depending on their physical activity level. Eighty healthy 19-30 years old subjects were enrolled and their body composition (Fat Mass and Fat-Free Mass) was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and by a newly developed Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (BIA - Tanita MC780). A seven-day physical activity level was assessed using a 3-axial accelerometer. DXA-FM% and BIA-FM% were correla...

  7. The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis for body composition in epidemiological studies

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bhm, A; Heitmann, B L

    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a relatively simple, inexpensive and non-invasive technique to measure body composition and is therefore suitable in field studies and larger surveys. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We performed an overview of BIA-derived body fat percentages (BF......%) from 55 published studies of healthy populations aged 6-80 years. In addition, the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and body composition is documented in the context of BIA as a good alternative to closely differentiate which composition of the body better relates to the risk of...

  8. New aquatic sites of the fungus Sommerstorffia spinosa

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bazyli Czeczuga

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available When studying zoosporic fungi in the waters of northeastern Poland tbe authors found new sites of a rare fungus - Sommerstorffia spinosa Arnaudow. Its growth was observed in water samples collected from limnologically different reservoirs, from the spring Jaroszówka, the oligotrophic type (Lake Białe, through mesotrophic (Lake Wigry to the polytrophic type (pond Fosa with high content of hydrogen sulphide under ice cover. This fungus was also found in the river Biała, which flowing through Białystok gets polluted by municipal wastes. Moreover, the successive stages of S. spinosa development in the aquatic environment are described.

  9. 77 FR 24974 - Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-04-26

    ... Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4141, Washington, DC 20240; or email to Jodi.Gillette@bia.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of President Obama's commitment...

  10. Comparison of four methods to assess body composition in black and white athletes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hortobágyi, T; Israel, R G; Houmard, J A; O'Brien, K F; Johns, R A; Wells, J M

    1992-03-01

    Four methods of assessing body composition were compared in 55 black and 35 white, Division I, American football players. Percent body fat (%BF) was estimated with hydrostatic weighing at residual volume, corrected for race; seven-site skinfolds (7 SF), corrected for race; bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA); and near-infrared spectrophotometry (NIR). Percent body fat with HW in blacks (mean = 14.7%) and whites (19.7%) did not differ (P > .05) from %BF with 7 SF (blacks, 14.7%; whites, 19.0%). In relation to HW, BIA significantly (P predict %BF was trivial compared to body mass index. It appears that race may not substantially influence %BF prediction by NIR and BIA. It was concluded that when considering the cost and expertise required with NIR and BIA, SF measurements appear to be a superior alternative for rapid and accurate body composition assessment of athletes, independent of race. PMID:1299484

  11. 76 FR 44369 - Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Training and Related Assistance for Indian Country Jails

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-07-25

    ... assistance and feedback as needed to the BIA trainers. Service 2: Staffing Analysis Workshop: The awardee... and Other Responsibility Matters; and the Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at...

  12. 77 FR 70460 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-11-26

    ... Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact... Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: September 20, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure,...

  13. 76 FR 49785 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Samish Indian...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-11

    ... Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency is... Affairs, by part 209 of the Departmental Manual. Dated: July 29, 2011. Larry Echo Hawk,...

  14. 78 FR 72928 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-04

    ... Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to gather information necessary for preparing an environmental impact... by 209 DM 8. Dated: November 26, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary--Indian...

  15. 77 FR 33230 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Strategies for Lake...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-06-05

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Agency, with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of... part 209 of the Departmental Manual. Dated: May 23, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure, Acting...

  16. 78 FR 37568 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Strategies To Benefit Native Species by...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-21

    ..., Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as the lead Federal... accordance with the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by part 209...

  17. 75 FR 4838 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-29

    ... copies of the revised forms from Molly Kubiak, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S...: (202) 208-4564; or e-mail: molly.kubiak@bia.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Kubiak,...

  18. 75 FR 22613 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-29

    ... . Please send a copy of your comments to Molly Kubiak, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U...; facsimile: (202) 208-4564; or e-mail: molly.kubiak@bia.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly...

  19. 78 FR 4861 - List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-01-23

    ... BIA are eligible to be planned, conducted, consolidated, and administered by a self-governance tribe... National Wildlife Refuge--Minnesota 8. National Bison Range--Montana 9. Ninepipe National Wildlife...

  20. Comparisons of a Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to the Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Scan in Healthy Young Adults Depending on their Physical Activity Level.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Verney, Julien; Schwartz, Chlo; Amiche, Saliha; Pereira, Bruno; Thivel, David

    2015-09-29

    This study aimed at comparing BIA and DXA results in assessing body composition in young adults depending on their physical activity level. Eighty healthy 19-30 years old subjects were enrolled and their body composition (Fat Mass and Fat-Free Mass) was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and by a newly developed Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (BIA - Tanita MC780). A seven-day physical activity level was assessed using a 3-axial accelerometer. DXA-FM% and BIA-FM% were correlated (pFFM and BIA FFM were correlated (pFFM were highly correlated in both boys and girls regardless of the physical activity level. Compared with DXA scans, newly developed bioelectrical impedance analyzers provide satisfactory fat mass and lean mass measures in healthy young women and men, despite their physical activity level. PMID:26557191

  1. Inhibition action of benzimidazole and benzitriazole on 12Kh18N10T steel corrosion in sulfuric acid

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Rate of 12Kh18N10T steel corrosion in working solutions is determined and protection action of benzimidazole (BIA) and benzotriazole (BTA) heteroaromatic additions is calculated. Stainless steel does not practically corrode in 5% H2SO4 and protection action of BIA and BTA does not manifest itself. In pure 20% acid R=3.5 g/(m2h), while with additions of BIA and BTA - 2.5 and 0.008 g/(m2h) that corresponds to protection degree equal to 31.25 and 99.44% at 5% concentration of BIA the rate of corrosion is equal to 07006 g/(m2h)

  2. 78 FR 43914 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-07-22

    ...: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov . Please send a copy of your comments to Matthew Kirkland, Bureau of Indian...: (202) 219-1065; email: Matthew.Kirkland@bia.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew...

  3. Distribution and ecology of Biatoridium monasteriense J. Lahm ex Körb in Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Łubek

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A new site of Biatoridium monasteriense was discovered during a lichenological investigation in Białowieża National Park. The paper presents information on the distribution of this species in Poland.

  4. Body Composition Tests

    Science.gov (United States)

    ... Body Composition Tests WHAT ARE BODY COMPOSITION TESTS? ANTHROPOMETRY BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA) BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) ... technician if you are tracking changes over time. Anthropometry This word just means measuring the body. Anthropometry ...

  5. 77 FR 46106 - Tribal Listening Sessions on Sacred Sites on Federal Lands

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-08-02

    ..., et.al.) in determining whether a site is considered ``sacred'' by a tribe. Tribal listening sessions........ BIA Southwest Regional Office, Pete V. Domenici Building, 1001 Indian School Road, Albuquerque,...

  6. Paleoecological interpretation of a Holocene sand body in the coastal area of Phetchaburi, Gulf of Thailand

    OpenAIRE

    Elio Robba; Mauro P. Negri; Italo Di Geronimo; Niran Chaimanee; Rossana Sanfilippo

    2005-01-01

    Faunal examination is made of 4 samples, 2 from the Recent Ban Laem Phak Bia sand spit, and 2 from the Holocene sand body of Ban Bang Ket. Fossil and modern assemblages are compared on the basis of overall composition, taxa abundances, and of autoecological investigation on life habit, substrate preference, feeding type, depth range and ecological meaning of the identified species. The Holocene assemblage of Ban Bang Ket, compared to the Recent one of Ban Laem Phak Bia, 1) exhibits generally ...

  7. The Estimation of the Fat Free Mass Index in Athletes.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Thomas J. Pujol,

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to compare a practical measurement of fat free mass index (FFMI from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA to the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA value in collegiate athletes.Methods: Thirty-three male baseball players and 16 female gymnasts volunteered to participate in this study during their respective pre-season. Subjects visited the laboratory once and had their measurements taken in the following order: weight, height, DEXA, and Omron HBF-500.Results: The BIA device investigated was not a valid estimate of FFMI when compared to the DEXA. The TE was 0.93 kg/ m2 for males and 0.78 kg/ m2 for females. There were also significant mean differences between the BIA prediction and the DEXA value for males (BIA=20.6 kg/m2 vs. DEXA=21.1 kg/m2, P=0.007 and females (BIA=16.2 kg/m2 vs. DEXA=17.5 kg/m2, P=0.001.Conclusions: The BIA device investigated in this study did not provide a valid estimate of FFMI in male and female collegiate athletes. Although there was a general tendency for the BIA to underestimate FFMI compared to DEXA, 98% of the estimates were within plus or minus 2 kg/ m2. Therefore, while slightly biased, BIA may provide a reasonable (± 2 kg/ m2 estimate of nutritional status for practitioners who are unable able to afford more expensive equipment.

  8. Bioimpedance as a tool for evaluating the body composition of suruvi (Steindachneridion scriptum).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zaniboni-Filho, E; Hermes-Silva, S; Weingartner, M; Jimenez, J E; Borba, M R; Fracalossi, D M

    2015-11-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is regarded as an important tool for evaluating the body composition of different animals in a rapid, non-destructive, and low-cost manner. A South American fish species, Steindachneridion scriptum, known as suruvi, was selected for study in this investigation. A protocol to produce fish with different body composition was used to allow BIA to adequately predict the body composition of suruvi. The fish were fed twice each day with two different diets; a low lipid diet (8.90%), and a high lipid diet (18.68%). These dietary differences allowed suruvi specimens with different body compositions to be produced. The BIA readings were determined using a Quantum X Bioelectrical Body Composition Analyzer. Two readings (dorsal and ventral) were obtained for each fish. After BIA readings were obtained, the proximate composition of the fish bodies for each individual was determined. All of the study data were used to establish correlation equations between proximate analyses and BIA values. Strong correlations were found for S. scriptum. The highest correlations were obtained for the following pairs of quantities, using BIA data from dorsal readings: moisture and resistance in series (R2 = 0.87); protein and resistance in series (R2 = 0.87); and ash and reactance in parallel (R2 = 0.82). We conclude that BIA is an effective method in determining the body composition of S. scriptum without sacrificing the fish. However, to expand the use of this new technology it is important to define strict BIA protocols to guarantee accurate estimates. PMID:26602350

  9. (R,S)-Tetrahydropapaveroline production by stepwise fermentation using engineered Escherichia coli

    OpenAIRE

    Akira Nakagawa; Chiaki Matsuzaki; Eitaro Matsumura; Takashi Koyanagi; Takane Katayama; Kenji Yamamoto; Fumihiko Sato; Hidehiko Kumagai; Hiromichi Minami

    2014-01-01

    Tetrahydropapaveroline (THP), a benzylisoquinoline alkaloid (BIA) found in diverse pharmaceutical compounds, is used as a starting material for the production of BIA. THP also has various neurobiological properties but is difficult to synthesize. Therefore, a simple method for THP production is desired. Recent studies have shown that microbes, especially bacteria, can serve as platforms for synthesizing these complex compounds; however, because bacteria lack organelles, the designed synthetic...

  10. Wasting among Uganda men with pulmonary tuberculosis is associated with linear regain in lean tissue mass during and after treatment in contrast to women with wasting who regain fat tissue mass: prospective cohort study

    OpenAIRE

    Mupere, Ezekiel; Malone, LaShaunda; Zalwango, Sarah; Okwera, Alphonse; Nsereko, Mary; Tisch, Daniel J; Parraga, Isabel M; Stein, Catherine M; MUGERWA, Roy; Boom, W Henry; Mayanja, Harriet K.; Whalen, Christopher C.

    2014-01-01

    Background Nutritional changes during and after tuberculosis treatment have not been well described. We therefore determined the effect of wasting on rate of mean change in lean tissue and fat mass as measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and mean change in body mass index (BMI) during and after tuberculosis treatment. Methods In a prospective cohort study of 717 adult patients, BMI and height-normalized indices of lean tissue (LMI) and fat mass (FMI) as measured by BIA were ass...

  11. Feasibility of bioelectrical impedance analysis in children with a severe generalized cerebral palsy

    OpenAIRE

    Veugelers, Rebekka; Penning, Corine; Gulik, Laura; Tibboel, Dick; Evenhuis, Heleen

    2006-01-01

    textabstractObjective: The need is strong for an accurate and easy-to-perform test to evaluate the nutritional state of children who have a severe generalized cerebral palsy, defined as a severe motor handicap and an intellectual disability. For that purpose, we determined the feasibility of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in these children and evaluated their nutritional state. Methods: BIA recordings were done in 35 children who had a severe generalized cerebral palsy using a single-...

  12. Reliability of bioimpedance analysis compared with other adiposity measurements in children: the FLVS II Study. : Bioimpedance fat measurement in children

    OpenAIRE

    Kettaneh, Adrien; Heude, Barbara; Lommez, Agnès; Borys, Jean-Michel; Ducimetière, Pierre; Charles, Marie-Aline

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reproducibility of the measurement of% body fat by bipedal biometrical impedance analysis (BIA) compared with anthropometric measurements of adiposity in children and the correlations between these methods in children and adults.METHODS: A cross-sectional study in a total of 1080 adults and children enrolled in 1999 in the Fleurbaix-Laventie Ville Sant?I (FLVS II) population-based study in northern France. The reproducibility of anthropometrical and BIA methods was ...

  13. New aquatic sites of the fungus Sommerstorffia spinosa

    OpenAIRE

    Bazyli Czeczuga; Bożena Mazalska; Mirosława Orłowska

    2014-01-01

    When studying zoosporic fungi in the waters of northeastern Poland tbe authors found new sites of a rare fungus - Sommerstorffia spinosa Arnaudow. Its growth was observed in water samples collected from limnologically different reservoirs, from the spring Jaroszówka, the oligotrophic type (Lake Białe), through mesotrophic (Lake Wigry) to the polytrophic type (pond Fosa with high content of hydrogen sulphide under ice cover). This fungus was also found in the river Biała, which flowing through...

  14. Bioelectrical impedance and visceral fat: a comparison with computed tomography in adults and elderly; Bioimpedancia eletrica e gordura visceral: uma comparacao com a tomografia computadorizada em adultos e idosos

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Eickemberg, Michaela [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Roriz, Anna Karla Carneiro [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Fontes, Gardenia Abreu Vieira [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Sampaio, Lilian Ramos [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (Unifesp), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2013-05-01

    Objective: To evaluate the association between electrical bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and visceral fat (VF) in adult and elderly patients. Subjects and methods: This was a cross-sectional study, with a sample of 191 subjects (52% women, 49% elderly) stratified by sex, age and body mass. Computerized tomography (VF area) and BIA (percentage of total body fat (%TBF-BIA), phase angle, reactance and resistance) data were generated. Statistical analysis was based on Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Anova, Pearson's Chi-square, and ROC curves. Results: VF areas {>=} 130 cm{sup 2} were more prevalent among the elderly and among men. Adult females showed a stronger correlation between GV and %TBF-BIA. The other groups showed similar results and statistically significant correlations. Correlations between GV and phase angle were weak and not statistically significant. ROC Curves analyzes showed the following %TBF-BIA, which identified excess VF: for male subjects: 21.5% (adults) and 24.25% (elderly); for female subjects: 35.05% (adults) and 38.45% (elderly) with sensitivity of 78.6%, 82.1%, 83.3%, and 66.7%, and specificity of 70.6%, 62.5%, 79.1%, and 69%, respectively. Conclusion: BIA was found to have satisfactory sensitivity and specificity to predict VF; however, other devices and other techniques should be investigated to improve VF prediction. (author)

  15. Bioelectrical impedance and visceral fat: a comparison with computed tomography in adults and elderly

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Objective: To evaluate the association between electrical bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and visceral fat (VF) in adult and elderly patients. Subjects and methods: This was a cross-sectional study, with a sample of 191 subjects (52% women, 49% elderly) stratified by sex, age and body mass. Computerized tomography (VF area) and BIA (percentage of total body fat (%TBF-BIA), phase angle, reactance and resistance) data were generated. Statistical analysis was based on Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Anova, Pearson's Chi-square, and ROC curves. Results: VF areas ≥ 130 cm2 were more prevalent among the elderly and among men. Adult females showed a stronger correlation between GV and %TBF-BIA. The other groups showed similar results and statistically significant correlations. Correlations between GV and phase angle were weak and not statistically significant. ROC Curves analyzes showed the following %TBF-BIA, which identified excess VF: for male subjects: 21.5% (adults) and 24.25% (elderly); for female subjects: 35.05% (adults) and 38.45% (elderly) with sensitivity of 78.6%, 82.1%, 83.3%, and 66.7%, and specificity of 70.6%, 62.5%, 79.1%, and 69%, respectively. Conclusion: BIA was found to have satisfactory sensitivity and specificity to predict VF; however, other devices and other techniques should be investigated to improve VF prediction. (author)

  16. Estudo de catalisadores a base de cobre e nióbia na reação de reforma a vapor de etanol - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v29i1.78 Study of catalysts based on copper and niobium oxide in steam reforming of ethanol - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v29i1.78

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mauricio Pereira Cantão

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Catalisadores Cu/Nb2O5 foram modificados pela incorporação de MgO ou K2O (redutores da acidez do suporte ou Ni (um facilitador da quebra da ligação C-C para serem utilizados na reforma do etanol em unidade de bancada com leito catalítico de 7 g a 573 K, variando-se a velocidade espacial e a razão molar dos reagentes de modo a otimizar o processo de produção de hidrogênio com conseqüente diminuição de subprodutos. Os catalisadores foram caracterizados por área superficial específica, difração de raios-X e redução à temperatura programada. Pôde-se verificar que a introdução de óxido dopante da acidez ou de um segundo metal provocou um aumento da porosidade e da temperatura de início de redução do cobre nos catalisadores, alterando dessa forma a superfície catalítica. A redução da acidez do suporte diminuiu a formação de subprodutos e aumentou a de hidrogênio. Níquel como segundo metal aumentou a produção de CO e CH4.Cu/Nb2O5 catalysts were modified by the incorporation of MgO or K2O (support acidity reducer and Ni (a facilitator of the bond break C-C to be used in the ethanol reforming in bench-scale unit with catalytic bed of 7 g at 573 K, varying the space velocity and the molar rate of the reagents in order to optimize the process of production of hydrogen with consequent decrease of by-products. The catalysts were characterized by specific superficial area, X-ray diffraction and temperature programmed reduction. Results showed that the introduction of the basic oxide or a second metal, nickel, lead to an increase in the porosity and in the temperature at the beginning of copper reduction in the catalyst. The acidity reduction of the support decreased the formation of by-products and increased the hydrogen formation. Nickel as a second metal increased the production of CO and CH4.

  17. Série de treinamento intervalado de alta intensidade como índice de determinação da tolerância à acidose na predição da performance anaeróbia de natação High intensity interval training series as indices of acidosis tolerance determination in swimming anaerobic performance prediction

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rafael Deminice

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar a tolerância à acidose através de uma série de nados intervalados de alta intensidade e relacionar com a velocidade de limiar anaeróbio (VLan, concentração de lactato sanguíneo de pico ([Lac]pico, capacidade de trabalho anaeróbio (CTA, freqüência de braçada (fB, comprimento de braçada (CB e índice de braçada (IB na predição da performance de 100m de natação. Dez nadadores realizaram seis nados máximos de 100m no estilo crawl com intervalo de seis minutos. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas cinco minutos após cada nado para posterior análise de lactacidemia ([Lac]. Através da razão entre [Lac] e os respectivos tempos de execução dos seis nados, determinou-se a tolerância à acidose (TA. O número de braçadas realizadas durante os seis esforços foi anotado para determinação da fB, CB, IB. Um nado máximo de 100m foi utilizado como parâmetro de performance (P100 e amostras de sangue foram coletadas para determinação da concentração de lactato sanguíneo de pico ([Lac]pico. Três esforços progressivos de 400m foram realizados para determinação da VLan correspondente à concentração fixa de 3,5mM de lactato. Esforços máximos de 200 e 400m foram realizados para determinação da CTA por regressão linear (coeficiente linear. Os resultados apresentaram significativas correlações (p The aim of the present study was to determine the acidosis tolerance through one high intensity interval swim serie and to relate with anaerobic threshold speed (ATS, blood lactate peak concentration ([Lac]peak, anaerobic work capacity (AWC, stroke rate (SR, stroke length (SL and stroke index (SI in swimming 100 m performance prediction. Ten swimmers performed six maximal swims along 100 m by crawl style with 6 minutes for a rest. Blood samples were taken 5 minutes before each swim for lactate analyses ([Lac]. Through the division of the [Lac] for the time to complete the 6 swims, was determined acidosis tolerance (AT. The numbers of strokes in the six efforts were taken for SR, SL and SI determination. A maximal 100 m swim was considered as performance parameter (P100 and blood samples were taken for blood lactate peak concentration determination ([Lac]peak. Three progressive efforts along 400 m were accomplished for ATS determination corresponding to 3.5 mM lactate fixed concentration; 200 and 400 m maximal efforts were accomplished for AWC determination by linear regression (linear coefficient. The results showed significant correlations (p < 0.05 of AT with ATS (r = 0.77, [Lac]peak (r = 0.81, SL (r = 0.85 and SI (r = 0.84. Moreover, P100 was correlated with ATS (r = 0.88, AT (r = 0.95, [Lac]peak (r = 0.77, SL (r = 0.97 and SI (r = 0.96. It was concluded that AT determined through a high intensity training series appears to be useful to anaerobic fitness determination and 100 m swim performance prediction, besides suffer SL and SI influence.

  18. Série de treinamento intervalado de alta intensidade como índice de determinação da tolerância à acidose na predição da performance anaeróbia de natação High intensity interval training series as indices of acidosis tolerance determination in swimming anaerobic performance prediction

    OpenAIRE

    Rafael Deminice; Lucas Gabarra; Arthur Rizzi; Vilmar Baldissera

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar a tolerância à acidose através de uma série de nados intervalados de alta intensidade e relacionar com a velocidade de limiar anaeróbio (VLan), concentração de lactato sanguíneo de pico ([Lac]pico), capacidade de trabalho anaeróbio (CTA), freqüência de braçada (fB), comprimento de braçada (CB) e índice de braçada (IB) na predição da performance de 100m de natação. Dez nadadores realizaram seis nados máximos de 100m no estilo crawl com intervalo de ...

  19. Effects of fibrin sealer and resorbable gelatin on the repair of osseous defects in rat tibia Efeitos de selante de fibrina e de gelatina absorvível no reparo de defeitos ósseos em tíbia de rato

    OpenAIRE

    Eleny Balducci Roslindo; Naiana Vianna Viola; Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar

    2007-01-01

    Gelfoam® - a biologically resorbable gelatin sponge - has the function of restricting hemorrhage, providing platelet rupture, and supporting fibrin threads. Beriplast® - a fibrinogen-thrombin compound - is used to adhere tissues, to consolidate sutures and in hemostasis. The objective of this study was to perform a histological analysis of the effects of haemostatic agents on osseous repair. These materials were inserted into surgical sites in young rat right and left tibiae. After the observ...

  20. Respostas cardiovasculares a mudança postural e capacidade aeróbia em homens e mulheres de meia-idade antes e após treinamento físico aeróbio Cardiovascular responses to postural change and aerobic capacity among middle-aged men and women before and after aerobic physical training

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    ST Leite

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar respostas cardiovasculares a Manobra Postural Passiva (Tilt Test e capacidade cardiorrespiratória em homens e mulheres de meia-idade antes e após treinamento físico aeróbio. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Sete homens - GH (44,6±2,1 anos e sete mulheres - GM (51,7±4,8 anos, participaram de treinamento físico aeróbio por 12 semanas. Foi realizado protocolo de Tilt Test (cinco minutos supino, dez minutos inclinado 70º, cinco minutos supino, com monitoração da pressão arterial e freqüência cardíaca. Para mensuração da capacidade cardiorrespiratória foi realizado protocolo em cicloergômetro. RESULTADOS: Na condição sedentária, GH mostrou maior influência parassimpática no controle da freqüência cardíaca evidenciada por maior intervalo RR (iRR durante Tilt Test. Na condição treinada, os valores de iRR de ambos os grupos se assemelham, tendo as mulheres iRR maior em supino, mas na inclinação os homens mantêm iRR mais elevado. Para pressão arterial, as mulheres permanecem com valores superiores após treino, mas a freqüência cardíaca tende a se assemelhar em ambos. Já na capacidade cardiorrespiratória, homens e mulheres têm um padrão de comportamento semelhante após treino. Com exceção dos valores absolutos da freqüência cardíaca, sem diferenças entre os grupos, para todas as outras variáveis os homens obtiveram valores superiores aos das mulheres. Observa-se ainda que, após o treinamento, houve redução significativa dos valores de pressão arterial no GM, mesmo continuando superiores aos dos homens. CONCLUSÃO: O treinamento parece ter reduzido os níveis pressóricos nas mulheres, além de serem observadas melhorias na capacidade cardiorrespiratória de ambos os grupos, permanecendo os homens com melhor desempenho do que as mulheres.OBJECTIVE: To compare the cardiovascular responses to passive postural maneuvers (tilt test and the cardiorespiratory capacity in middle-aged men and women, before and after aerobic physical training. METHODS: Seven men (44.6±2.1 years old and seven women (51.7±4.8 years old participated in aerobic physical training for 12 weeks. The tilt test protocol (five minutes supine, ten minutes tilted at 70º and five minutes supine was followed, with arterial blood pressure and heart rate monitoring. A cycle ergometer protocol was used to measure cardiorespiratory capacity. RESULTS: In the sedentary condition, men showed greater parasympathetic influence in heart rate control, as demonstrated by their higher RR interval (iRR during the tilt test. After training, the iRR values became more similar in the two groups, although the women had higher iRR in the supine position and the men continued to present higher iRR under tilted conditions. The women's blood pressures continued to be higher after training, but heart rate tended to become similar in the two groups. The cardiorespiratory capacity patterns in the two groups were similar after training. Except for absolute heart rate values, for which there were no differences between the groups, the men's values were higher than those of the women for all other variables. It was also observed that, after the training, the women's blood pressures were significantly lower, even though their pressures remained higher than the men's. CONCLUSIONS: The training seemed to reduce the women's arterial blood pressure levels and improve both groups' cardiorespiratory capacity, but the men continued to present better performance than the women.

  1. Reproducibility of maximum aerobic power (VO2max) among soccer players using a modified heck protocol Reprodutibilidade da potência aeróbia máxima (VO2max) em jogadores de futebol utilizando o protocolo de heck modificado

    OpenAIRE

    Paulo Roberto Santos-Silva; Alfredo José Fonseca; Anita Weigand de Castro; Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve; Arnaldo José Hernandez

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of reproducibility of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) among soccer players, using a modified Heck protocol. METHODS: 2 evaluations with an interval of 15 days between them were performed on 11 male soccer players. All the players were at a high performance level; they were training for an average of 10 hours per week, totaling 5 times a week. When they were evaluated, they were in the middle of the competitive season, playing 1 match per week. The soccer...

  2. Processamento e caracterização morfológica do compósito Al2O3-YAG aditivado com nióbia Processing and morphological characterization of Al2O3-YAG composite with niobia addition

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    R. F Cabral

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O compósito Al2O3-YAG possui alta resistência a fluência em elevadas temperaturas, o que permite vislumbrar aplicações no campo da engenharia aeronáutica e espacial, tais como motores a jato e turbinas a gás de alto desempenho. Este compósito também apresenta algumas propriedades favoráveis a seu emprego na área de blindagem balísticas, como por exemplo elevada dureza e alta resistência à abrasão. Nesse estudo foram produzidas amostras de Al2O3-YAG e Al2O3-YAG com Nb2O5 e Al2O3 com Nb2O5. Os pós precursores foram homogeneizados em moinho planetário de bolas por 4 h, secos em estufa a 120 ºC por 48 h, desaglomerados e peneirados. Os pós foram prensados uniaxialmente a 70 MPa. A sinterização foi realizada a 1450 ºC, com taxa de aquecimento e resfriamento de 10 ºC/min, durante 2, 3 e 4 h. Os materiais sinterizados foram caracterizados quanto à densidade pelo método de Arquimedes e avaliados microestruturalmente por microscopia eletrônica de varredura e difração de raios X com refinamento por Rietveld. As amostras Al2O3-YAG e Al2O3 aditivadas com Nb2O5 revelaram a presença da fase niobato de ítrio (YNbO4 e niobato de alumínio (AlNbO4 na ordem de 5 e 1% em peso, respectivamente. Não há registro na literatura desta adição a esse compósito. Os resultados mostraram que são necessários ainda ajustes nas condições de sinterização da composição Al2O3-YAG com Nb2O5 para maximizar a baixa densificação, da ordem de 60%. O Al2O3 aditivado com Nb2O5, por sua vez, apresentou uma densificação satisfatória, de 96%.The Al2O3-YAG composite has high mechanical strength at high temperatures which allows its use in air craft applications, since it increases the thermal efficiency of jet engines and helps the development of high performance gas turbines. This composite also exhibits some favorable properties toward military applications such as armor, due to its high hardness. In this study, Al2O3-YAG and Al2O3-YAG with 4wt.% Nb2O5 (niobia samples were produced. The precursors powders were ground in a planetary ball mill for 4 h, dried in an oven at 120 ºC during 48 h, deagglomerated and sieved. The powder mixtures were then uniaxially pressed at 70 MPa. Sintering was carried out at 1450 ºC for 2, 3, and 4 h, with heating and cooling rates of 10 ºC/min. The materials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM in order to characterize the microstructure. X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement was performed to determine and quantify the structural phases, whereas density was measured by the Archimede´s method. The samples with niobia addition revealed approximately 5wt.% of yttrium niobate (YNbO4 phase. It is worth pointing out that there is no citation in the literature involving niobia addition to the Al2O3-YAG composite. On the other hand, the obtained results indicated that additional experiments regarding the sintering conditions are necessary to optimize density.

  3. Comparative multicenter study of treatment of multi-fragmented tibial diaphyseal fractures with nonreamed interlocking nails and with bridging plates Estudo multicêntrico comparativo do tratamento de fraturas diafisárias multifragmentárias de tíbia com hastes bloqueadas não-fresadas e placas em ponte

    OpenAIRE

    Hélio Jorge Alvachian Fernandes; Marcos Hideyo Sakaki Jorge dos Santos Silva; Fernando Baldy dos Reis; Arnaldo Valdir Zumiotti

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: A prospective, randomized study to compare patients with closed, multi-fragmented tibial diaphyseal fractures treated using one of two fixation methods undertaken during minimally invasive surgery: nonreamed interlocking intramedullary nails or bridging plates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients were studied; 22 patients were treated with bridging plates, 23 with interlocking nails without reaming. All fractures were Type B and C (according to the AO classification). RESULT...

  4. Fermentation, losses, and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages treated with chemical or bacterial additives Fermentação, perdas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar tratadas com aditivos químicos ou bacterianos

    OpenAIRE

    André de Faria Pedroso; Luiz Gustavo Nussio; Daniele Rebouças Santana Loures; Solidete de Fátima Paziani; José Leonardo Ribeiro; Lucas José Mari; Maity Zopollatto; Patrick Schmidt; Wilson Roberto Soares Mattos; Jorge Horii

    2008-01-01

    Utilization of sugarcane Saccharum officinarum L. silage is increasing in Brazil but intensive ethanol production during fermentation reduces forage quality. This experiment aimed to evaluate the effects of additives on fermentation and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages produced in minisilos. Treatments were (fresh basis): untreated silage (control), urea (5.0 g kg-1), sodium benzoate (1.0 g kg-1), potassium sorbate (0.3 g kg-1), Lactobacillus plantarum (1 x 10(6) cfu g-1), and Lactobaci...

  5. Novos aditivos microbianos na ensilagem da cana-de-açúcar: composição bromatológica, perdas fermentativas, componentes voláteis e estabilidade aeróbia New microbial additives on sugarcane ensilage: bromatological composition, fermentative losses, volatile compounds and aerobic stability

    OpenAIRE

    Patrick Schmidt; Paulo Rossi Junior; Daniel Junges; Laila Talarico Dias; Rodrigo de Almeida; Lucas José Mari

    2011-01-01

    Nesta pesquisa, comparou-se a inclusão de aditivo composto por cepas de Lactobacillus brevis + Enterococcus faecium + L. plantarum à inoculação com aditivo comercial contendo cepas de Lactobacillus buchneri e à ensilagem sem aditivos (controle). As silagens foram confeccionadas em silos experimentais e armazenadas por 90 dias antes da abertura do silo. Foram avaliadas a composição bromatológica da cana-de-açúcar antes e após a ensilagem, a composição de ácidos orgânicos e etanol das silagens,...

  6. Effects of fibrin sealer and resorbable gelatin on the repair of osseous defects in rat tibia Efeitos de selante de fibrina e de gelatina absorvível no reparo de defeitos ósseos em tíbia de rato

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eleny Balducci Roslindo

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Gelfoam® - a biologically resorbable gelatin sponge - has the function of restricting hemorrhage, providing platelet rupture, and supporting fibrin threads. Beriplast® - a fibrinogen-thrombin compound - is used to adhere tissues, to consolidate sutures and in hemostasis. The objective of this study was to perform a histological analysis of the effects of haemostatic agents on osseous repair. These materials were inserted into surgical sites in young rat right and left tibiae. After the observation periods of 7, 14, 30 and 45 days, according to the bioethic protocol, the animals were killed, the tibiae were removed and fixed in 10% formalin and decalcified in equal parts of formic acid and sodium citrate solutions. After routine processing, the specimens were embedded in paraffin for microtomy. Analysis of the results demonstrated that the haemostatic agents are effective in controlling hemorrhage; they stimulate osteogenesis, featuring a pattern of osseous tissue formation similar to the control pattern, although the amount of osseous trabeculae was superior, especially in the Gelfoam group in the periods of 7 and 14 days; 30 days after surgery, the delay in tissue healing in the control group in relation to the experimental groups started to decrease, and the control and experimental groups exhibited similar tissue repair after 45 days, when all the groups exhibited secondary osseous tissue.Gelfoam® - uma esponja de gelatina biologicamente reabsorvível - tem por função coibir as hemorragias, promover o rompimento de plaquetas e sustentar a rede de fibrina. Beriplast P® - um composto de fibrinogênio-trombina - é usado na adesão de tecidos, consolidação de suturas e hemostasia. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar histologicamente os efeitos de agentes hemostáticos na reparação óssea, os quais foram colocados em lojas cirúrgicas nas tíbias direita e esquerda de ratos jovens. Após os períodos de observação de 7, 14, 30 e 45 dias, segundo o protocolo bioético, os animais foram sacrificados, as tíbias foram removidas e fixadas em formalina a 10% e descalcificadas em partes iguais de soluções de ácido fórmico e citrato de sódio, para inclusão em parafina e microtomia. A análise dos resultados demonstrou que os agentes hemostáticos têm eficácia no controle hemorrágico; eles estimulam a osteogênese, provocando um padrão de formação de tecido ósseo semelhante ao padrão do grupo controle, embora a quantidade de trabéculas ósseas tenha sido superior principalmente no grupo do Gelfoam, nos períodos de 7 e 14 dias; após os 30 dias da cirurgia, o retardo na reparação tecidual do grupo controle em relação aos grupos experimentais começou a decrescer, tornando-se a reparação tecidual daquele semelhante à destes aos 45 dias, quando todos os grupos apresentaram tecido ósseo secundário.

  7. Anaerobic biodigestion of pigs feces in the initial, growing and finishing stages fed with diets formulated with corn or sorghum Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos nas diferentes fases alimentados com dietas formuladas com milho ou sorgo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adélia P. Miranda

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality and the production of biogas and biofertilizer obtained from biodigester supplied with pig feces in the initial, growing and finishing stages, fed with diets formulated based on corn or sorghum. Twenty bench biodigesters were used with hydraulic retention time of 30 days and daily loads that contained 4 to 6% of total solids (TS and 3.6 to 5.2% of volatile solids (VS. In the effluent of the biodigesters, mean levels of TS were observed ranging between 1.6 and 2.0% and of VS between 1.2 and 1.6%. The mean reductions of TS were 57.7 to 64.7% and of VS from 61.7 to 69.0%, and there was only difference in the finishing phase, in which the major averages reductions were produced by the biodigesters supplied with feces from animals fed with diets based on corn. In biodigesters supplied with feces from animals in the initial and growing stages fed with diets based on corn, were observed higher average productions of biogas and the greatest average potentials of biogas production. The average potentials obtained were 0.033; 0.181; 0.685; 0.788 and 1.132 m³ per kg of affluent, manure, TS added, VS added and VS reduced, respectively. No differences were found on the average content of methane in the biogas between diets and stages. The average concentrations of nutrients N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu in the biodigester affluent and effluent, ranged between diets and stages.Objetivou-se avaliar a produção e a qualidade do biogás e do biofertilizante obtidos em biodigestores abastecidos com dejetos de suínos, nas fases inicial, crescimento e terminação, alimentados com dietas formuladas à base de milho ou sorgo. Foram utilizados 20 biodigestores de bancada, com tempo de retenção hidráulica de 30 dias, e cargas diárias que continham 4,0 a 6,0% de sólidos totais (ST e 3,6 a 5,2% de sólidos voláteis (SV. Nos efluentes dos biodigestores, foram verificados teores médios de ST variando de 1,6 a 2,0% e de SV entre 1,2 e 1,6%. As reduções médias de ST foram de 57,7 a 64,7% e de SV de 61,7 a 69,0%, sendo que houve diferença somente na fase de terminação, na qual as maiores reduções médias foram para biodigestores abastecidos com dejetos de animais alimentados com dietas à base de milho. Nos biodigestores abastecidos com dejetos de animais em fase inicial e de crescimento, alimentados com dietas formuladas à base de milho, foram verificadas maiores produções médias de biogás e os maiores potenciais médios de produção de biogás. Os potenciais médios obtidos foram 0,033; 0,181; 0,685; 0,788 e 1,132 m³ por kg de afluente, estrume, ST adicionados, SV adicionados e SV reduzidos, respectivamente. Não foram verificadas diferenças quanto ao teor médio de metano no biogás entre dietas e fases. As concentrações médias dos nutrientes N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Mn, Zn e Cu no afluente e efluente dos biodigestores variaram entre as dietas e fases.

  8. Nióbia magnética como adsorvente de contaminantes orgânicos em meio aquoso: efeito da temperatura e do pH Magnetic niobia as adsorbent of organic contaminants in aqueous medium: effect of temperature and pH

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maraísa Gonçalves

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This work describes novel materials based on pure iron oxide and iron oxide/niobia composite to produce a magnetic adsorbent. These materials were prepared with synthetic iron oxide and characterized by powder XRD, SEM, FTIR, TPR and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Results showed that the main iron oxides formed were goethite (aFeOOH and maghemite (gFe2O3 with small particle size. The iron oxide and iron oxide/niobia composite showed high adsorption ability for organic compounds. The positive enthalpy indicated an endothermic adsorption process suggesting physical adsorption.

  9. The Effect of Temperature on the Sorption Properties of Coal from Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland / WPŁYW Zmian Temperatury NA WŁASNOŚCI Sorpcyjne NA Podstawie BADAŃ Wybranych WĘGLI Z GÓRNOŚLĄSKIEGO ZAGŁĘBIA WĘGLOWEGO

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wierzbicki, Mirosław

    2013-12-01

    This paper presents the results of studies on gas sorption performed by means of the gravimetric method. The tests were performed on two coal samples of different metamorphism degrees, came from two regions of Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland. The changes in sorption capacity of coals were measured in the pressure range from 0.1 MPa to 17 MPa and in temperatures ranging from 291K to 333K. Coal of a lower coalification degree was a better methane sorbent. Changes in sorption capacity of tested coals were linearly dependent on the temperature. The increase in temperature of 10K reduces the Langmuir sorption of about 0.7-0.8 [cm3/g]. Such increase of temperature causes a nonlinear increase of the Langmuir pressure (b-1). These results showed that the rise of rock temperature, caused by geothermal gradient, can induce a significant increase of equilibrium pressure of methane in coal seam. An increase of coal seam temperature may cause an increase of gas and coal outburst risk in a coal mine. W pracy przedstawiono wyniki badań sorpcyjnych wykonanych na dwóch rodzajach węgla o różnym stopniu uwęglenia. Próbki do badań pochodziły z kopalń „Sobieski" w Jaworznie oraz „Pniówek" w Pawłowicach. Badania polegały na przeprowadzeniu serii pomiarów izoterm sorpcji w różnych temperaturach układu węgiel-metan. Badania przeprowadzono metodą grawimetryczną, polegającą na pomiarze zmian masy węgla wywołanych sorpcją metanu. Maksymalne ciśnienie sorpcji wynosiło 1.7 MPa. Zakres zmian temperatury wynosił 40K. Dla węgla z kopalni „Pniówek" wykonano dodatkowo pomiary desorpcji metanu we wszystkich badanych temperaturach. Wyniki pozwoliły na wyznaczenie izoterm sorpcji przedstawionych w pracy oraz dopasowanie współczynników izoterm Langmuir'a. Węgiel o niższym stopniu uwęglenia okazał się lepszym sorbentem dla metanu. Zmiany wartości maksymalnych sorpcji Langmuira w funkcji temperatury mają charakter liniowy a współczynniki kierunkowe prostych dopasowanych do wyników pomiaru mają bardzo zbliżone wartości. Analizując względne zmiany pojemności sorpcyjnej w procesach sorpcji i desorpcji można, że największe różnice pomiędzy wartościami sorpcji i desorpcji występują przy niskich wartościach ciśnień. Przy ciśnieniu 0.1 MPawynoszą one od ok. 16% do ok. 20%. Przy ciśnieniu powyżej 0.5 MPa wielkość histerezy nie przekracza 5%. W pracy przedstawiono również rozważania dotyczące wpływu zmian temperatury złożowej, wywołanego gradientem geotermicznym na zmiany ciśnienia równowagowego metanu w pokładzie. Do obliczenia wykonano dla przykładowych głębokości od od 600 m do 1400 m. Wyniki pokazują, że waz ze wzrostem metanonośności i głębokości gwałtownie może wzrastać ciśnienie równowagowe metanu w pokładach węgla. Ciśnienie metanu jest jednym z najważniejszych parametrów wpływających na możliwość występowania wyrzutów metanu i skał w kopalniach. Należy przypuszczać, że zagrożenie wyrzutami metanu i skał będzie wzrastało wraz z głębokością prowadzenia robót górniczych.

  10. Evaluating Solar Resource Data Obtained from Multiple Radiometers Deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Preprint

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Habte, A.; Sengupta, M.; Andreas, A.; Wilcox, S.; Stoffel, T.

    2014-09-01

    Solar radiation resource measurements from radiometers are used to predict and evaluate the performance of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power systems, validate satellite-based models for estimating solar resources, and advance research in solar forecasting and climate change. This study analyzes the performance of various commercially available radiometers used for measuring global horizontal irradiances (GHI) and direct normal irradiances (DNI). These include pyranometers, pyrheliometers, rotating shadowband irradiometers, and a pyranometer with a shading ring deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL). The radiometers in this study were deployed for one year (from April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012) and compared to measurements from radiometers with the lowest values of estimated measurement uncertainties for producing reference GHI and DNI.

  11. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Energy Efficiency Program Phase 1 Summary: Existing Conditions and Baseline Energy Use

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wiehagen, J.; Del Bianco, M.; Wood, A.

    2013-02-01

    A multi-year pilot energy efficiency retrofit project has been undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 co-operative of circa 1930 and '40 homes. The three predominate construction methods of the townhomes in the community are materials common to the area and climate zone including 8" CMU block, wood frame with brick veneer and wood frame with vinyl siding. GHI has established a pilot project that will serve as a basis for decision making for the roll out of a decade-long community upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency to the building envelope and equipment with the modernization of other systems like plumbing, mechanical equipment, and cladding.

  12. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Energy Efficiency Program Phase 1 Summary. Existing Conditions and Baseline Energy Use

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wiehagen, J. [NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States); Del Bianco, M. [NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States); Wood, A. [NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States)

    2013-02-01

    A multi-year pilot energy efficiency retrofit project has been undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 co-operative of circa 1930 and '40 homes. The three predominate construction methods of the townhomes in the community are materials common to the area and climate zone including 8” CMU block, wood frame with brick veneer and wood frame with vinyl siding. GHI has established a pilot project that will serve as a basis for decision making for the roll out of a decade-long community upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency to the building envelope and equipment with the modernization of other systems like plumbing, mechanical equipment, and cladding.

  13. An adaptive method to derive direct irradiance from global irradiance

    OpenAIRE

    Oumbe, Armel; Qu, Zhipeng; Blanc, Philippe; Bru, Hlne; Wald, Lucien

    2012-01-01

    Observations and estimations of solar radiation at ground level deal most frequently with global horizontal irradiance (GHI) while direct irradiance is crucial notably for Concentrated Solar Technology (CST) such as solar energy conversion systems: parabolic through, solar towers, parabolic dish or concentrated photovoltaic. Several global-to-direct irradiance conversion schemes are proposed in the literature. They are obtained by regression of an empirical parametric function with global and...

  14. Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Present in Smoked Fish from Ghana

    OpenAIRE

    Linda M.N. Palm; Derick Carboo; Yeboah, Philip O.; Winston J. Quasie; Mordecai A. Gorleku; Albert Darko

    2011-01-01

    The study was conducted to determine the levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in smoked Scomba japonicus sampled from some Ghanaian markets. By way of preparation, smoked fish comes into contact with smoke or extremely high temperature which are potential sources of PAH generation. Levels of 20 individual PAHs including acenaphthene, acenaphtyelene, anthanthrene, anthracene, benz(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(e)pyrene, benzo(ghi)perylene, benzo(j)fluora...

  15. Health workforce responses to global health initiatives funding: a comparison of Malawi and Zambia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Brugha Ruair

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Shortages of health workers are obstacles to utilising global health initiative (GHI funds effectively in Africa. This paper reports and analyses two countries' health workforce responses during a period of large increases in GHI funds. Methods Health facility record reviews were conducted in 52 facilities in Malawi and 39 facilities in Zambia in 2006/07 and 2008; quarterly totals from the last quarter of 2005 to the first quarter of 2008 inclusive in Malawi; and annual totals for 2004 to 2007 inclusive in Zambia. Topic-guided interviews were conducted with facility and district managers in both countries, and with health workers in Malawi. Results Facility data confirm significant scale-up in HIV/AIDS service delivery in both countries. In Malawi, this was supported by a large increase in lower trained cadres and only a modest increase in clinical staff numbers. Routine outpatient workload fell in urban facilities, in rural health centres and in facilities not providing antiretroviral treatment (ART, while it increased at district hospitals and in facilities providing ART. In Zambia, total staff and clinical staff numbers stagnated between 2004 and 2007. In rural areas, outpatient workload, which was higher than at urban facilities, increased further. Key informants described the effects of increased workloads in both countries and attributed staff migration from public health facilities to non-government facilities in Zambia to PEPFAR. Conclusions Malawi, which received large levels of GHI funding from only the Global Fund, managed to increase facility staff across all levels of the health system: urban, district and rural health facilities, supported by task-shifting to lower trained staff. The more complex GHI arena in Zambia, where both Global Fund and PEPFAR provided large levels of support, may have undermined a coordinated national workforce response to addressing health worker shortages, leading to a less effective response in rural areas.

  16. Surface Radiation from GOES: A Physical Approach; Preprint

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Habte, A.; Sengupta, M.; Wilcox, S.

    2012-09-01

    Models to compute Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) and Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) have been in development over the last 3 decades. These models can be classified as empirical or physical, based on the approach. Empirical models relate ground based observations with satellite measurements and use these relations to compute surface radiation. Physical models consider the radiation received from the earth at the satellite and create retrievals to estimate surface radiation. While empirical methods have been traditionally used for computing surface radiation for the solar energy industry the advent of faster computing has made operational physical models viable. The Global Solar Insolation Project (GSIP) is an operational physical model from NOAA that computes GHI using the visible and infrared channel measurements from the GOES satellites. GSIP uses a two-stage scheme that first retrieves cloud properties and uses those properties in a radiative transfer model to calculate surface radiation. NREL, University of Wisconsin and NOAA have recently collaborated to adapt GSIP to create a 4 km GHI and DNI product every 30 minutes. This paper presents an outline of the methodology and a comprehensive validation using high quality ground based solar data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Surface Radiation (SURFRAD) (http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/surfrad/sitepage.html) and Integrated Surface Insolation Study (ISIS) http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/isis/isissites.html), the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Sun Spot One (SS1) stations.

  17. Abundances of PAHs in the ISM: Confronting Observations with Experimental Results

    CERN Document Server

    Gredel, R; Rouille, G; Steglich, M; Huisken, F; Henning, Th

    2011-01-01

    We present recent UV laboratory spectra of various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and explore the potential of these molecules as carriers of the DIBs. From a detailed comparison of gas-phase and Ne-matrix absorption spectra of anthracene, phenanthrene, pyrene, 2,3-benzofluorene, benzo[ghi]perylene, and hexabenzocoronene with new interstellar spectra, we infer upper limits in the abundance of these PAHs in the interstellar medium. Upper limits in the column densities of anthracene of $0.8 - 2.8 \\times 10^{12}$\\ cm$^{-2}$ and of pyrene and 2,3-benzofluorene ranging from $2 - 8 \\times 10^{12}$\\ cm$^{-2}$ are inferred. Upper limits in the column densities of benzo[ghi]perylene are $0.9 - 2.4 \\times 10^{13}$ and $10^{14}$ cm$^{-2}$ for phenanthrene. The measurements indicate fractional abundances of anthracene, pyrene, and 2,3-benzofluorene of a few times $10^{-10}$. Upper limits in the fractional abundance of benzo[ghi]perylene of a few times $10^{-9}$ and of phenanthrene of few times $10^{-8}$ are infe...

  18. Quantifying consumer portion control practices. A cross-sectional study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Spence, M; Lhteenmki, L; Stefan, V; Livingstone, M B E; Gibney, E R; Dean, M

    2015-09-01

    The use of portion control practices has rarely been quantified. The present study aimed to: (1) explore which portion control practices are actually used by the general population and their association with cognitive restraint, demographic background and general health interest (GHI), and (2) examine how the usage of portion control practices predicts the estimated consumption of an energy dense food (i.e. pizza). Twenty-two portion control practices were rated in terms of their frequency of use from 'never' to 'very often' by a representative sample of 1012 consumers from the island of Ireland. Three factors were extracted and named: measurement-strategy scale, eating-strategy scale, and purchasing-strategy scale. The eating-strategy scale score was the highest, while the measurement-strategy scale carried the lowest frequency score. For each strategy scale score, the strongest predictor was GHI, followed by gender. Having higher GHI and being female were independently associated with more frequent portion control. Both the eating-strategy scale score and the purchasing-strategy scale score were negatively associated with pizza portion size consumption estimates. In conclusion, while this study demonstrates that the reported use of portion control practices is low, the findings provide preliminary evidence for their validity. Further studies are needed to explore how portion control practices are used in different kinds of portion size decisions and what their contribution is to the intake of food over an extended period of time. PMID:26048005

  19. Composicin corporal en nios preescolares: comparacin entre mtodos antropomtricos simples, bioimpedancia y absorciometra de doble haz de rayos X / Body composition by simple anthropometry, bioimpedance and DXA in preschool children: interrelationships among methods

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Patricia N, Rodrguez; Enrique F, Bermdez; Gabriela S, Rodrguez; Mara A, Spina; Susana N, Zeni; Silvia M, Friedman; Ramn A, Exeni.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar la composicin corporal estimada por dos mtodos antropomtricos simples y por impedanciometra (BIA, por sus siglas en ingls) y absorciometra de doble haz de rayos X (DXA, por sus siglas en ingls) y estudiar las correlaciones existentes entre ellos, en una poblacin preescolar [...] de Argentina. Poblacin, material y mtodos. Se estudi transversalmente una poblacin clnicamente sana, de edad comprendida entre 4 y 6 aos, de 230 nios (118 varones y 112 nias), que concurran a Jardines Integrales de La Matanza, Argentina. Se determin el ndice de masa corporal (IMC), la circunferencia de cintura (Cci) y el contenido de grasa corporal, expresado como porcentaje, por BIA (Maltron BF- 900) y por DXA (densitmetro Lunar DPX-L, software peditrico). Resultados. En IMC y Cci no se observaron diferencias estadsticamente significativas entre ambos sexos, pero s en el porcentaje de grasa corporal por BIA o DXA. La correlacin entre BIA y ambos mtodos antropomtricos fue moderada (r de Pearson= 0,43-0,53), al igual que entre DXA y Cci (r= 0,66), mientras que las dems correlaciones fueron fuertes (r= 0,71-0,83). Las medidas obtenidas por BIA y DXA no concordaron (prueba de Bland Altman); sin embargo, las diferencias se distribuyeron en forma homognea a lo largo del eje horizontal e independientemente de las medias. BIA reprodujo valores ms bajos de porcentaje de grasa corporal que DXA (p Abstract in english Objective. To examine the interrelationships of body composition variables derived from simple anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Population, material and methods. A total of 230 healthy preschool children (118 males and 112 females) age 4-6 years [...] , attending a day care center, were examined to determine body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Percentage of body fat content (%BF) was predicted by BIA (Maltron BF- 900) and DXA (Lunar DPX-L, pediatric software). Results. BMI and WC did not show significant differences among sex, while %BF by BIA or DXA did. BIA measures were lower than DXAs (p

  20. Influence of cadmium on protein profile of flax varieties (Linum usitatissimum L.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Szalata Milena

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Celem badań była ocena wpływu kadmu na zmianę profili białkowych odmian lnu (Linum usitatissimum L.. Eksplantaty Linola i Norlin hodowano na podłożu kontrolnym Dorota oraz z dodatkiem 25 i 75 mg/l Cd(NO32. Ekstrakty rozdzielano na kolumnie DEAE-Celuloza (20 mM Tris-HCl bufor, gradient 0,2-1 M NaCl. Zawartość białek oceniano przez pomiar absorbancji przy długości fali 280 i 254 nm. Linola charakteryzowała się pojawieniem białek we frakcji wymywanej 0,4 i 0,6 M NaCl przy niższym stężeniu kadmu, natomiast przy 75 mg/l azotanu kadmu dodatkowo we frakcjach wymywanych 0,3 M NaCl. Norlin wykazała obecność białek we frakcjach wymywanych 0,2, 0,4, 0,5 i 0,6 M NaCl w obecności 25 mg/l Cd(NO32 w podłożu, przy większym stężenie kadmu pojawiły się białka we frakcjach wymywanych 0,2, 0,5 oraz 0,6 M NaCl. Analiza elektroforetyczna wykazała wzrost intensywności pasm białek w zakresie powyżej 60 kDa i poniżej 52 kDa pod wpływem kadmu w obu odmianach lnu. Przedstawione badania potwierdziły pojawienie się nowych białek w warunkach stresu kadmowego.

  1. V-dotO2max prediction from multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has been shown to be highly related to skeletal muscle mass and blood volume, both of which are important determinants of maximal oxygen uptake (V-dotO2max). The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the ability of whole-body and segmental multi-frequency BIA to improve current nonexercise V-dotO2max prediction models. Data for V-dotO2max (mL min−1), anthropometry, self-reported physical activity (PA-R) and BIA were collected in 115 men and women. Multiple linear regression analysis (MLR) was used to develop the most parsimonious prediction model. Segmental BIA was not superior to whole-body measurements. Correlation coefficients between V-dotO2max and resistance indices were significantly higher at 500 kHz compared to 50 kHz (p 2max (r = 0.89). After adjusting for age, gender and PA-R, MLR revealed that the inclusion of intracellular resistance index was slightly, but significantly (p 2max (−1). In short, whole-body BIA marginally improves the accuracy of nonexercise V-dotO2max prediction models and its advantage is most pronounced in individuals with particularly low V-dotO2max

  2. Body composition during growth in children: limitations and perspectives of bioelectrical impedance analysis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kyle, U G; Earthman, C P; Pichard, C; Coss-Bu, J A

    2015-12-01

    There are a number of differences between the body composition of children and adults. Body composition measurements in children are inherently challenging, because of the rapid growth-related changes in height, weight, fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM), but they are fundamental for the quality of the clinical follow-up. All body composition measurements for clinical use are 'indirect' methods based on assumptions that do not hold true in all situations or subjects. The clinician must primarily rely on two-compartment models (that is, FM and FFM) for routine determination of body composition of children. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is promising as a bedside method, because of its low cost and ease of use. This paper gives an overview of the differences in body composition between adults and children in order to understand and appreciate the difference in body composition during growth. It further discusses the use and limitations of BIA/bioelectrical spectroscopy (BIA/BIS) in children. Single-frequency and multi-frequency BIA equations must be refined to better reflect the body composition of children of specific ethnicities and ages but will require development and cross-validation. In conclusion, recent studies suggest that BIA-derived body composition and phase angle measurements are valuable to assess nutritional status and growth in children, and may be useful to determine baseline measurements at hospital admission, and to monitor progress of nutrition treatment or change in nutritional status during hospitalization. PMID:26039314

  3. Localized bioimpedance to assess muscle injury

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Injuries to lower limb muscles are common among football players. Localized bioimpedance analysis (BIA) utilizes electrical measurements to assess soft tissue hydration and cell membrane integrity non-invasively. This study reports the effects of the severity of muscle injury and recovery on BIA variables. We made serial tetra-polar, phase-sensitive 50 kHz localized BIA measurements of quadriceps, hamstring and calf muscles of three male football players before and after injury and during recovery until return-to-play, to determine changes in BIA variables (resistance (R), reactance (Xc) and phase angle (PA)) in different degrees of muscle injury. Compared to non-injury values, R, Xc and PA decreased with increasing muscle injury severity: grade III (23.1%, 45.1% and 27.6%), grade II (20.6%, 31.6% and 13.3%) and grade I (11.9%, 23.5% and 12.1%). These findings indicate that decreases in R reflect localized fluid accumulation, and reductions in Xc and PA highlight disruption of cellular membrane integrity and injury. Localized BIA measurements of muscle groups enable the practical detection of soft tissue injury and its severity. (paper)

  4. What´s cheapest, intravenous iron sucrose- or intravenous iron carboxymaltose treatment in IBD patients?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bager, Palle; Dahlerup, Jens Frederik

    Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) from a hospital perspective, a Cost Effective Analysis (CEA) from a patient perspective and a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) consecutively including 20 IBD patients' willingness-to-pay' (WTP) assessment. BIA and CEA analysis were based on total infusion-doses from 500 mg Fe......++ till 1600 mg Fe++. The WTP analysis was based on a total infusion-dose at 1400 mg Fe++. The evaluations are analysed assuming that the effect parameter (quantity of iron delivered) is comparable regardless of the iron formulation given intravenously.   Results: The BIA including price for drug......-effective than iron sucrose, due to fewer outpatient setting visits. As IBD-patients could have less income as the average of the background population due to disease activity, sensitivity analysis using a 50% income level were done, showing the same tendency but less significant. The average patients WTP for a...

  5. Bioelectric impedance overestimates the body fat in overweight and underestimates in Brazilian obese women: a comparation with Segal equation 1 Impedancia bioeléctrica sobrestima la grasa corporal con sobrepeso y subestima en mujeres brasileñas obesas: una comparación con la ecuación Segal

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    G. D. Pimentel

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Overweight and obesity are risk factors to appearance of cardiovascular diseases and anthropometry is important as clinical tool for planning and health policymaking at population level. Thus, aim of this work was to compare the simple body fat percentage (%BF obtained straight by bioeletric impedance (BIA to the one obtained by the equation of Segal et al (1988, which uses the BIA resistance value, overweight among adult women. Methods: This study conducted with 86 adult women (50.5 ± 11.0 years old. Body weight and height were measured and estimated the body mass index (BMI. %BF was assessed by BIA (Biodynamics® model 450 and Segal equation. Results: %BF derived from BIA (38.0 ± 4.6% and Segal et al (1988 (38.7 ± 8.1% were similar (p=0.85. However, when the women were distributed, in two groups based on their BMI, overweight (n=40; BMI= 27.3 ± 1.2 kg/m² and obesity (n=46; BMI= 36.2 ± 5.1 kg/m², the two methods presented results significant different (p=0.000. The %BF of overweight women was 34.6±3.6% by BIA and 30.3±2.1% when estimated by Segal equation. In obese women, the %BF was 41.0±3.0% and 46.0±2.6%, respectively. Conclusion: BIA overestimated %BF in overweight (+14.2%; +3.0 kg and underestimated in obese (-10.9%;-4.4 kg women.Introducción: El sobrepeso y la obesidad son factores de riesgo para la aparición de enfermedades cardiovasculares y la antropometría es importante como herramienta clínica para la planificación y la formulación de políticas de salud a nivel de la población. Así el objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar el simple porcentage de grasa corporal (%GC derivada directamente por médio del análisis de impedância bioeléctrica (BIA con el derivada de la Segal et al (1988 la ecuación que utiliza el valor de la resistência BIA, em lãs mujeres obesas y con sobrepeso. Métodos: Este estudio, realizado con 86 mujeres adultas (50,5 ± 11,0 años de edad. El peso corporal y la altura se mide y calcula el índice de masa corporal (IMC. %GC fue evaluado por BIA (Biodynamics® model 450 y la ecuación de Segal. Resultados: %GC derivados de BIA% (38,0 ± 4,6 y Segal et al (1988 (38,7 ± 8,1% fue similar (p = 0,85. Sin embargo, cuando las mujeres se distribuyeron en dos grupos según su IMC, el sobrepeso (n = 40; IMC= 27,3 ± 1,2 kg/m² y obesidad (n= 46; IMC= 36,2 ± 5,1 kg/m², los dos métodos que se presentan los resultados de diferencias significativas (p = 0,000. El %GC de las mujeres con sobrepeso fue de 34,6 ± 3,6% por la BIA y el 30,3 ± 2,1% cuando se calcula por la ecuación Segal. En las mujeres obesas, el BF% fue 41,0 ± 3,0% y el 46,0 ± 2,6%, respectivamente. Conclusión: BIA sobrestimado %GC en sobrepeso (+14,2%; +3,0 kg y subestimado en obesos (-10,9; -4,4 kg las mujeres.

  6. Influence of cadmium on protein profile of flax varieties (Linum usitatissimum L.)

    OpenAIRE

    Szalata Milena; Wróbel Tomasz; Luwańska Aleksandra; Szalata Marlena; Wielgus Karolina

    2014-01-01

    Celem badań była ocena wpływu kadmu na zmianę profili białkowych odmian lnu (Linum usitatissimum L.). Eksplantaty Linola i Norlin hodowano na podłożu kontrolnym Dorota oraz z dodatkiem 25 i 75 mg/l Cd(NO3)2. Ekstrakty rozdzielano na kolumnie DEAE-Celuloza (20 mM Tris-HCl bufor, gradient 0,2-1 M NaCl). Zawartość białek oceniano przez pomiar absorbancji przy długości fali 280 i 254 nm. Linola charakteryzowała się pojawieniem białek we frakcji wymywanej 0,4 i 0,6 M NaCl przy niższym stężeniu kad...

  7. Bioelectric impedance overestimates the body fat in overweight and underestimates in Brazilian obese women: a comparation with Segal equation 1 / Impedancia bioelctrica sobrestima la grasa corporal con sobrepeso y subestima en mujeres brasileas obesas: una comparacin con la ecuacin Segal

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    G. D., Pimentel; A. B., Bernhard; M. R. P., Frezza; A. E. M., Rinaldi; R. C., Burini.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduccin: El sobrepeso y la obesidad son factores de riesgo para la aparicin de enfermedades cardiovasculares y la antropometra es importante como herramienta clnica para la planificacin y la formulacin de polticas de salud a nivel de la poblacin. As el objetivo de este trabajo fue compa [...] rar el simple porcentage de grasa corporal (%GC) derivada directamente por mdio del anlisis de impedncia bioelctrica (BIA) con el derivada de la Segal et al (1988) la ecuacin que utiliza el valor de la resistncia BIA, em ls mujeres obesas y con sobrepeso. Mtodos: Este estudio, realizado con 86 mujeres adultas (50,5 11,0 aos de edad). El peso corporal y la altura se mide y calcula el ndice de masa corporal (IMC). %GC fue evaluado por BIA (Biodynamics model 450) y la ecuacin de Segal. Resultados: %GC derivados de BIA% (38,0 4,6) y Segal et al (1988) (38,7 8,1%) fue similar (p = 0,85). Sin embargo, cuando las mujeres se distribuyeron en dos grupos segn su IMC, el sobrepeso (n = 40; IMC= 27,3 1,2 kg/m) y obesidad (n= 46; IMC= 36,2 5,1 kg/m), los dos mtodos que se presentan los resultados de diferencias significativas (p = 0,000). El %GC de las mujeres con sobrepeso fue de 34,6 3,6% por la BIA y el 30,3 2,1% cuando se calcula por la ecuacin Segal. En las mujeres obesas, el BF% fue 41,0 3,0% y el 46,0 2,6%, respectivamente. Conclusin: BIA sobrestimado %GC en sobrepeso (+14,2%; +3,0 kg) y subestimado en obesos (-10,9; -4,4 kg) las mujeres. Abstract in english Introduction: Overweight and obesity are risk factors to appearance of cardiovascular diseases and anthropometry is important as clinical tool for planning and health policymaking at population level. Thus, aim of this work was to compare the simple body fat percentage (%BF) obtained straight by bio [...] eletric impedance (BIA) to the one obtained by the equation of Segal et al (1988), which uses the BIA resistance value, overweight among adult women. Methods: This study conducted with 86 adult women (50.5 11.0 years old). Body weight and height were measured and estimated the body mass index (BMI). %BF was assessed by BIA (Biodynamics model 450) and Segal equation. Results: %BF derived from BIA (38.0 4.6%) and Segal et al (1988) (38.7 8.1%) were similar (p=0.85). However, when the women were distributed, in two groups based on their BMI, overweight (n=40; BMI= 27.3 1.2 kg/m) and obesity (n=46; BMI= 36.2 5.1 kg/m), the two methods presented results significant different (p=0.000). The %BF of overweight women was 34.63.6% by BIA and 30.32.1% when estimated by Segal equation. In obese women, the %BF was 41.03.0% and 46.02.6%, respectively. Conclusion: BIA overestimated %BF in overweight (+14.2%; +3.0 kg) and underestimated in obese (-10.9%;-4.4 kg) women.

  8. Modeling of hemoglobin in dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever using bioelectrical impedance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ibrahim, F; Ismail, N A; Taib, M N; Wan Abas, W A B

    2004-06-01

    This paper describes a model for predicting hemoglobin (Hb) by using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in dengue patients in the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM). Bioelectrical impedance measurements were conducted on 83 (47 males and 36 females) serologically confirmed dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) patients during their hospitalization. The predictive equation for Hb was derived using multivariate analysis. We investigated all the parameters in BIA, patients' symptom and demographic data. In this developed model, four predictors (reactance (XC), sex, weight and vomiting) were found to be the best predictive factors for modeling Hb in dengue patients. However, the model can only explain approximately 42% of the variation in Hb status, thus single frequency bio-impedance stand-alone technique is insufficient to monitor Hb for the DF and DHF patients. Further investigation using multi-frequency BIA is recommended in modeling Hb to achieve the most parsimonious model. PMID:15253113

  9. Smartphone-Based Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Devices for Daily Obesity Management

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ahyoung Choi

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Current bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA systems are often large, cumbersome devices which require strict electrode placement on the user, thus inhibiting mobile capabilities. In this work, we developed a handheld BIA device that measures impedance from multiple frequencies (5 kHz~200 kHz with four contact electrodes and evaluated the BIA device against standard body composition analysis systems: a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA system (GE Lunar Prodigy, GE Healthcare, Buckinghamshire, UK and a whole-body BIA system (InBody S10, InBody, Co. Ltd, Seoul, Korea. In the study, 568 healthy participants, varying widely in body mass index, age, and gender, were recruited at two research centers: the Samsung Medical Center (SMC in South Korea and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC in the United States. From the measured impedance data, we analyzed individual body fat and skeletal muscle mass by applying linear regression analysis against target reference data. Results indicated strong correlations of impedance measurements between the prototype pathways and corresponding InBody S10 electrical pathways (R = 0.93, p < 0.0001. Additionally, body fat estimates from DXA did not yield significant differences (p > 0.728 (paired t-test, DXA mean body fat 29.45 ± 10.77 kg, estimated body fat 29.52 ± 12.53 kg. Thus, this portable BIA system shows a promising ability to estimate an individual’s body composition that is comparable to large stationary BIA systems.

  10. In?ynierowany jedwab paj?czy: inteligentny biomateria? przysz?o?ci. Cz??? I

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Florczak

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Unikalne w?a?ciwo?ci nici paj?czej, takie jak wytrzyma?o??, rozci?gliwo??, energia p?kania (wi?zko??, biokompatybilno?? oraz biodegradowalno?? spowodowa?y intensywny rozwj technologii biomateria?w opartych na bia?kach jedwabiu paj?czego. Post?p bada? naukowych by? hamowany przez d?ugi czas brakiem metod pozyskiwania odpowiedniej ilo?ci materia?u. Prze?omem technologicznym by?o opracowanie strategii biologii molekularnej, ktre doprowadzi?o do stworzenia warunkw do produkcji in?ynierowanych paj?czych bia?ek jedwabiu (IPJ. Strategia ta polega na konstruowaniu sztucznych bia?ek jedwabiu, ktrych sekwencje oparte s? na motywach konsensusowych bia?ek naturalnych. Ponadto bia?ka in?ynierowane genetycznie, mo?na skonstruowa? tak, aby nada? im nowe funkcje. Strategia bia?ek hybrydowych zak?ada, i? IPJ s? rdzeniem, no?nikiem, nadaj?cym struktur?, do ktrego mo?na do??czy? (na poziomie DNA sekwencj? nadaj?c? funkcj? np. rozpoznaj?c? receptory komrkowe, enzymy, wi???c? metale, cukry i inne. Obecnie prowadzone s? intensywne badania, ktre z jednej strony skupiaj? si? na ustaleniu szczeg?owej budowy i zrozumieniu procesu tworzenia si? jedwabnej nici w naturze, a z drugiej strony prbuje si? udoskonali? metody produkcji IPJ. Dzi?ki zdobytej wiedzy i rozwojowi powy?szej technologii in?ynierowany jedwab stanie si? inteligentnym biomateria?em przysz?o?ci, a otrzymywany na skal? przemys?ow? wywo?a rewolucj? biotechnologiczn?.

  11. Comparison of Abdominal Visceral Adipose Tissue Area Measured by Computed Tomography with That Estimated by Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Method in Korean Subjects

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dong-Hwa Lee

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the concordance between visceral fat area (VFA estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA or computed tomography (CT in Korean subjects with a wide range in age and body mass index (BMI. In 1006 individuals (mean age 55.2 11.8 (1987 years, mean BMI 26.0 3.5 (1746 kg/m2, 48.9% men, VFA quantified by CT was compared with VFA using multifrequency BIA machines within 15 days. Concordance rates were compared by age or BMI using correlation analysis, Bland-Altman plots, and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC. Using BIA data, we established a regression formula to reflect CT-VFA. The mean VFAs by CT and BIA were 131.9 57.3 cm2 and 110.5 33.9 cm2, respectively (r = 0.605, p < 0.001. The mean difference was 21.4 45.6 cm2, tending to increase with BMI. In women with BMI <25 kg/m2 or age <50 years, the VFAs by BIA were similar to those by CT (ICC = 0.496 in BMI <25 kg/m2 and ICC = 0.638 in age <50 years. However, the difference was greater in men with BMI ?25 kg/m2 or age ?50 years. Applying our formula, the difference between estimations decreased to 0.2 38.2cm2. VFA estimated by BIA correlated well with that by CT, but a more accurate formula is needed to match CT data, particularly in older men or subjects with a high BMI.

  12. Microcystin assimilation and detoxification by Daphnia spp. in two ecosystems of different cyanotoxin concentrations

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adrianna Wojtal-Frankiewicz

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Microcystins (MCs, the main group of cyanotoxins, can induce oxidative stress in the cells of aquatic animals. This study evaluated the sensitivity of daphniids – from two ecosystems characterised by different trophic states and habitat levels of cyanobacteria abundance – to microcystin toxicity by analysing oxidative stress parameters and MC detoxification ability. As a study site, we chose the eutrophic Sulejow reservoir, which has regular annual toxic cyanobacterial blooms, and the mesotrophic lake Białe, where low abundances of cyanobacteria have only recently appeared. We found much higher accumulations of MCs in tissues of Daphnia spp. in lake Białe, despite low toxin concentrations in this ecosystem compared with the Sulejow reservoir. Simultaneously, high levels of lipid peroxidation (LPO and a significant decrease in glutathione (GSH were observed in daphniid cells in lake Białe, while LPO levels were generally lower and GSH concentration more stable in the Sulejow reservoir. Catalase activity, which reflects more efficient oxidative protection, was always significantly higher in the reservoir than in lake Białe. These results demonstrate that generations of daphniids from the Sulejow reservoir had more effective antioxidant systems protecting them against the accumulation of cyanobacterial toxins; thereby, they are less susceptible to toxic effects than the daphniids from lake Białe. However, the presence of conjugate forms of microcystins (MC-GSH and MC-Cys in tissues of the studied animals indicated the ability for MC detoxification by daphniids from the Sulejow reservoir and lake Białe. Nevertheless, the high effectiveness of antioxidant systems in daphniids coexisting with cyanobacteria for a long time in the Sulejow reservoir indicates the importance of a selective pressure exerted by toxic cyanobacterial strains that favours the most resistant daphniid genotypes.

  13. Agreement between bioelectrical impedance and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in assessing fat, lean and bone mass changes in adults after a lifestyle intervention.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Macfarlane, Duncan J; Chan, Natalie T-Y; Tse, Michael A; Joe, Glen M

    2016-06-01

    We aimed to assess the agreement of a commercially available bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) device in measuring changes in fat, lean and bone mass over a 10-week lifestyle intervention, with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference. A sample of 136 volunteers (18-66 years) underwent a physical activity intervention to enhance lean mass and reduce fat mass. BIA (Tanita BC545) and DXA (Hologic Explorer) measures of whole-body composition were taken at baseline and at the end of the intervention. After an average of 74 ± 18 days intervention, DXA showed significant changes in 2 of 3 outcome variables: reduced fat mass of 0.802 ± 1.092 kg (P < 0.001), increased lean mass of 0.477 ± 0.966 kg (P < 0.001); minor non-significant increase of 0.007 ± 0.041 kg of bone mass (P = 0.052). The respective changes in BIA measures were a significant reduction of 0.486 ± 1.539 kg fat (P < 0.001), but non-significant increases of 0.084 ± 1.201 kg lean mass (P = 0.425), and 0.014 ± 0.091 kg bone (P = 0.074). Significant, but moderately weak, correlations were seen in absolute mass changes between DXA and BIA: 0.511 (fat), 0.362 (lean) and 0.172 (bone). Compared to DXA, BIA demonstrated mediocre agreement to changes in fat mass, but poor agreement to lean mass changes. BIA significantly underestimated the magnitude of changes in fat and lean mass compared to DXA. PMID:26451461

  14. Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid metabolism: a century of discovery and a brave new world.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hagel, Jillian M; Facchini, Peter J

    2013-05-01

    Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) are a structurally diverse group of plant specialized metabolites with a long history of investigation. Although the ecophysiological functions of most BIAs are unknown, the medicinal properties of many compounds have been exploited for centuries. These include the narcotic analgesics codeine and morphine, the antimicrobial agents sanguinarine and berberine, and the antitussive and anticancer drug noscapine. BIA biosynthesis involves a restricted number of enzyme types that catalyze landmark coupling reactions and subsequent functional group modifications. A pathogenesis-related (PR)10/Bet v1 'Pictet-Spenglerase', several O-methyl-, N-methyl- and O-acetyltransferases, cytochromes P450, FAD-dependent oxidases, non-heme dioxygenases and NADPH-dependent reductases have been implicated in the multistep pathways leading to structurally diverse alkaloids. A small number of plant species, including opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) and other members of the Ranunculales, have emerged as model systems to study BIA metabolism. The expansion of resources to include a wider range of plant species is creating an opportunity to investigate previously uncharacterized BIA pathways. Contemporary knowledge of BIA metabolism reflects over a century of research coupled with the development of key innovations such as radioactive tracing, enzyme isolation and molecular cloning, and functional genomics approaches such as virus-induced gene silencing. Recently, the emergence of transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics has expedited the discovery of new BIA biosynthetic genes. The growing repository of BIA biosynthetic genes is providing the parts required to apply emerging synthetic biology platforms to the development of production systems in microbes as an alternative to plants as a commecial source of valuable BIAs. PMID:23385146

  15. Nióbia sintética modificada como catalisador na oxidação de corante orgânico: utilização de H2O2 e O2 atmosférico como oxidantes Modified synthetic niobia as catalyst in the oxidation of organic dye: utilization of H2O2 and atmospheric O2 as oxidants

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kele T. G. Carvalho

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work synthetic niobia was used to promote the oxidation of methylene blue dye in aqueous medium. The niobia was characterized by N2 adsorption/desorption, XRD and TG measurements. The presence of reactive species on the niobia surface strongly increased the oxidation rate of the methylene blue dye. The reaction mechanism was studied by ESI-MS suggesting that the oxidation of the organic dye involve oxidizing species generated mainly after previous treatment with H2O2. It can be observed that the catalyst is a good material in the activation of gas (atmospheric oxygen or liquid (hydrogen peroxide oxidant agent with a total discoloration of the dye solution after only 1 h of reaction.

  16. Nióbia sintética modificada como catalisador na oxidação de corante orgânico: utilização de H2O2 e O2 atmosférico como oxidantes Modified synthetic niobia as catalyst in the oxidation of organic dye: utilization of H2O2 and atmospheric O2 as oxidants

    OpenAIRE

    Kele T. G. Carvalho; Adilson C Silva; Luiz C. A. Oliveira; Maraisa Gonçalves; Magriotis, Zuy M.

    2009-01-01

    In this work synthetic niobia was used to promote the oxidation of methylene blue dye in aqueous medium. The niobia was characterized by N2 adsorption/desorption, XRD and TG measurements. The presence of reactive species on the niobia surface strongly increased the oxidation rate of the methylene blue dye. The reaction mechanism was studied by ESI-MS suggesting that the oxidation of the organic dye involve oxidizing species generated mainly after previous treatment with H2O2. It can be observ...

  17. The Influence of Sewage System on the Functioning and Quality of Krakows Watercourses

    OpenAIRE

    Marta Wardas-Laso?

    2014-01-01

    The content of heavy metals, pH, Eh, and EC were measured for the Vistula River and its two tributaries, Pr?dnik-Bia?ucha and Wilga, functioning as rainwater collectors for Krakow. Water sediments were collected from several inlets of the rainwater canals into the Pr?dnik-Bia?ucha and Wilga. The Vistula was examined to catch the change of water environment quality of those two tributaries as well as storm overflow systems installed on both its left and right bank. In this last case the resear...

  18. Human benign and malignant prostatic neoplasms: cytoplasma protein studies

    OpenAIRE

    Bryś, Magdalena; Marciniak, Dorota; Nawrocka, Agnieszka; Krajewska, Wanda

    1999-01-01

    Białka frakcji cytosolowej oraz frakcji błon plazmatycznych komórek łagodnego rozrostu stercza oraz raka tego gruczołu analizowano za pomocą jednokierunkowej elektroforezy w żelu poliakryloamidowym z SDS (PAGE-SDS). Prawidłową tkankę stercza, łagodny rozrost (BPH ang. benign prostatic hyperplasia) oraz raka prostaty (PCA, ang. prostatic carcinoma) pozyskiwano w wyniku częściowej elektroresekcji przezcewkowej lub całkowitej prostatektomii. Rozdziały elektroforetyczne białek wyba...

  19. Microbial Factories for the Production of Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Narcross, Lauren; Fossati, Elena; Bourgeois, Leanne; Dueber, John E; Martin, Vincent J J

    2016-03-01

    Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) are a family of ?2500 alkaloids with both potential and realized pharmaceutical value, including most notably the opiates such as codeine and morphine. Only a few BIAs accumulate readily in plants, which limits the pharmaceutical potential of the family. Shifting BIA production to microbial sources could provide a scalable and flexible source of these compounds in the future. This review details the current status of microbial BIA synthesis and derivatization, including rapid developments in the past 6 months culminating in the synthesis of opioids from glucose in a microbial host. PMID:26775900

  20. Comparison of body composition methods in overweight and obese Brazilian women / Comparao de mtodos da composio corporal em mulheres brasileiras com sobrepeso e obesidade

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Valeria Bender, Braulio; Valria Cristina Soares, Furtado; Maria das Graas, Silveira; Maria Helena, Fonseca; Jos Egdio, Oliveira.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a concordncia dos mtodos de impedncia bioeltrica (BIA) usando trs equaes diferentes, e medida das pregas cutneas (PC) com absorciometria de raios-X de dupla energia (DEXA), para anlise da composio corporal de mulheres com sobrepeso e obesidade. SUJEITOS E MTODOS: Em 3 [...] 4 mulheres (43,8 10.9 anos; ndice de massa corporal [IMC] 32,1 4,3 kg/m) foram avaliados: percentual de gordura total (%GT), massa gorda (MG) e massa magra (MM) por DEXA, PC, BIA-Fab (equao do fabricante), BIA-Segal e BIA-Gray (equaes para obesidade). Foram utilizados: anlise de regresso, mtodo de Bland-Altman e coeficiente de correlao intraclasse (CCI). RESULTADOS: A concordncia absoluta entre DEXA e BIA-Fab foi fraca para todas as medidas (BF% -6,8% 3,7%, FM -3,1 3,6 kg, FFM 5,7 2,8 kg). BIA-Segal apresentou boa concordncia absoluta com DEXA para %GT (1,5% 1,5%), MG (1,0 3,2 kg) e MM (1,5 2,6 kg), mas com amplos limites de concordncia. BIA-Gray teve boa concordncia absoluta com DEXA para MG (2,3 4,1 kg) e pequenos vieses para %GT (0,05% 4,4%) e MM (0,2 2,9 kg), mas com amplos limites de concordncia. BIA-Gray e DEXA tiveram maior CCI entre mtodos. Houve boa concordncia absoluta entre DEXA e PC para %GT (-2,3% 5,8%), MG (0,09 4,7 kg) e MM (2,4 4,4 kg), mas com amplos limites de concordncia e pouca reprodutibilidade no CCI, entre DEXA e PC para %GT. CONCLUSO: A BIA, utilizando equao especfica para obesidade, foi o mtodo que melhor concordou com DEXA, para estimar %GT, MG e MM em mulheres com sobrepeso e obesidade. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare skinfold thickness (SKF) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) of body composition using three different equations against dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in overweight and obese Brazilian women. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: Thirty-four women ( [...] age 43.8 10.9 years; body mass index [BMI] 32.1 4.3 kg/m) had percentage body fat (BF%), fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM) estimated by DXA, SKF and BIA (BIA-man: manufacturer's equation; and predictive obesity-specific equations of Segal and of Gray). Regression analysis, Bland-Altman plot analysis and intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) were used to compare methods. RESULTS: Absolute agreement between DXA and BIA-man was poor for all measures of body composition (BF% -6.8% 3.7%, FM -3.1 3.6 kg, FFM 5.7 2.8 kg). BIA-Segal equation showed good absolute agreement with DXA for BF% (1.5% 1.5%), FM (1.0 3.2 kg) and FFM (1.5 2.6 kg), albeit the limits of agreement were wide. BIA-Gray equation showed good absolute agreement with DXA for FM (2.3 4.1 kg), and smaller biases for BF% (0.05% 4.4%) and FFM (0.2 2.9 kg), although wide limits of agreement. BIA-Gray and DXA showed the highest ICC among the pairs of methods. A good absolute agreement was observed between DXA and SKF for BF% (-2.3% 5.8%), FM (0.09 4.7 kg), and FFM (2.4 4.4 kg), although limits of agreement were wider and ICC between DXA and SKF for BF% indicated poor degree of reproducibility. CONCLUSION: These findings show that both BIA-Segal and BIA-Gray equations are suitable for BF%, FM and FFM estimations in overweight and obese women.

  1. Physical and mental health aspects of elderly in social care in Poland

    OpenAIRE

    Dobrzyn-Matusiak D; Marcisz C; Bąk E; Kulik H; Marcisz E

    2014-01-01

    Dorota Dobrzyn-Matusiak,1 Czeslaw Marcisz,2 Ewelina Bąk,3 Halina Kulik,1 Ewa Marcisz4 1Department of Nursing Propaedeutics, 2Department of Gerontology and Geriatric Nursing, School of Health Care, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland; 3Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielsko-Biała, Bielsko-Biała, Poland; 4Department of Anxiety Disorders, Hospital of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Katowice, Poland Background: The objective of the study was to evaluate health aspects ...

  2. Padronização de um protocolo experimental de treinamento periodizado em natação utilizando ratos Wistar Standardization of an experimental periodized training protocol in swimming rats

    OpenAIRE

    Gustavo Gomes de Araujo; Marcelo Papoti; Fúlvia de Barros Manchado-Gobatto; Maria Alice Rostom de Mello; Claudio Alexandre Gobatto

    2010-01-01

    Verificar os efeitos de 12 semanas de treinamento periodizado de natação em ratos sobre os valores de glicogênio muscular (GM) e hepático (GH), capacidade aeróbia (LAn) e anaeróbia (Tlim) e creatina quinase (CK). Foram utilizados 70 ratos da linhagem Wistar com 60 dias, adaptados individualmente ao meio líquido por duas semanas. Os animais foram divididos em grupos: controle (GC, n = 40) e periodizado (GP, n = 30); a intensidade do treinamento foi equivalente ao peso corporal do animal (% do ...

  3. Comparison of body composition methods in overweight and obese Brazilian women Comparação de métodos da composição corporal em mulheres brasileiras com sobrepeso e obesidade

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Valeria Bender Braulio

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare skinfold thickness (SKF and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA of body composition using three different equations against dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA in overweight and obese Brazilian women. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: Thirty-four women (age 43.8 ± 10.9 years; body mass index [BMI] 32.1 ± 4.3 kg/m² had percentage body fat (BF%, fat mass (FM and fat-free mass (FFM estimated by DXA, SKF and BIA (BIA-man: manufacturer's equation; and predictive obesity-specific equations of Segal and of Gray. Regression analysis, Bland-Altman plot analysis and intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC were used to compare methods. RESULTS: Absolute agreement between DXA and BIA-man was poor for all measures of body composition (BF% -6.8% ± 3.7%, FM -3.1 ± 3.6 kg, FFM 5.7 ± 2.8 kg. BIA-Segal equation showed good absolute agreement with DXA for BF% (1.5% ± 1.5%, FM (1.0 ± 3.2 kg and FFM (1.5 ± 2.6 kg, albeit the limits of agreement were wide. BIA-Gray equation showed good absolute agreement with DXA for FM (2.3 ± 4.1 kg, and smaller biases for BF% (0.05% ± 4.4% and FFM (0.2 ± 2.9 kg, although wide limits of agreement. BIA-Gray and DXA showed the highest ICC among the pairs of methods. A good absolute agreement was observed between DXA and SKF for BF% (-2.3% ± 5.8%, FM (0.09 ± 4.7 kg, and FFM (2.4 ± 4.4 kg, although limits of agreement were wider and ICC between DXA and SKF for BF% indicated poor degree of reproducibility. CONCLUSION: These findings show that both BIA-Segal and BIA-Gray equations are suitable for BF%, FM and FFM estimations in overweight and obese women.OBJETIVO: Verificar a concordância dos métodos de impedância bioelétrica (BIA usando três equações diferentes, e medida das pregas cutâneas (PC com absorciometria de raios-X de dupla energia (DEXA, para análise da composição corporal de mulheres com sobrepeso e obesidade. SUJEITOS E MÉTODOS: Em 34 mulheres (43,8 ± 10.9 anos; índice de massa corporal [IMC] 32,1 ± 4,3 kg/m² foram avaliados: percentual de gordura total (%GT, massa gorda (MG e massa magra (MM por DEXA, PC, BIA-Fab (equação do fabricante, BIA-Segal e BIA-Gray (equações para obesidade. Foram utilizados: análise de regressão, método de Bland-Altman e coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI. RESULTADOS: A concordância absoluta entre DEXA e BIA-Fab foi fraca para todas as medidas (BF% -6,8% ± 3,7%, FM -3,1 ± 3,6 kg, FFM 5,7 ± 2,8 kg. BIA-Segal apresentou boa concordância absoluta com DEXA para %GT (1,5% ± 1,5%, MG (1,0 ± 3,2 kg e MM (1,5 ± 2,6 kg, mas com amplos limites de concordância. BIA-Gray teve boa concordância absoluta com DEXA para MG (2,3 ± 4,1 kg e pequenos vieses para %GT (0,05% ± 4,4% e MM (0,2 ± 2,9 kg, mas com amplos limites de concordância. BIA-Gray e DEXA tiveram maior CCI entre métodos. Houve boa concordância absoluta entre DEXA e PC para %GT (-2,3% ± 5,8%, MG (0,09 ± 4,7 kg e MM (2,4 ± 4,4 kg, mas com amplos limites de concordância e pouca reprodutibilidade no CCI, entre DEXA e PC para %GT. CONCLUSÃO: A BIA, utilizando equação específica para obesidade, foi o método que melhor concordou com DEXA, para estimar %GT, MG e MM em mulheres com sobrepeso e obesidade.

  4. Low phase angle determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis is associated with malnutrition and nutritional risk at hospital admission

    OpenAIRE

    Kyle, Ursula G; Genton Graf, Laurence; Pichard, Claude

    2013-01-01

    Background & aims This study determined the association between phase angle (PhA), by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and nutritional risk by Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS-2002), Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), hospital length of stay (LOS) and 30 day non-survival in patients at hospital admission compared to healthy controls. Methods PhA was determined by BIA in patients (n = 983, 52.7 21.5 yrs, M 520) and compared to healthy age-, sex- and height-matched controls. Low PhA was...

  5. Lower creatinine as a marker of malnutrition and lower muscle mass in hemodialysis patients

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yildiz A

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Abdulmecit Yildiz,1 Fatih Tufan2 1Department of Nephrology, Uludag University School of Medicine, Bursa, 2Department of Geriatrics, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TurkeyWe read the recently published and well-designed study of Lee et al that suggests that bioimpedance analysis (BIA gives relevant information about hydration status and malnutrition in hemodialysis patients. The authors recommend that utilization of BIA routinely in hemodialysis patients would be rational. We would like to make a few comments about their study.View original paper by Lee et al.

  6. m-[125I]iodoaniline: a useful reagent for radiolabeling biotin

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Biotinyl-m-[125I]iodoanilide (BIA) was synthesized by coupling biotin to m-[125I]iodoaniline via a mixed anhydride reaction. m-[125I]Iodoaniline was produced from the tin precursor, which was prepared using a palladium catalyzed reaction of hexabutylditin with m-bromoaniline. The radioiodinated BIA derivative is characterized by a stable amide and/or intact ureido group on the biotin molecule, it may thus be a useful carrier for targeting radionuclides to avidin-conjugated antibodies previously localized on tumors. (author)

  7. Phase sensitive spectral domain interferometry for label free biomolecular interaction analysis and biosensing applications

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chirvi, Sajal

    Biomolecular interaction analysis (BIA) plays vital role in wide variety of fields, which include biomedical research, pharmaceutical industry, medical diagnostics, and biotechnology industry. Study and quantification of interactions between natural biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, DNA) and artificially synthesized molecules (drugs) is routinely done using various labeled and label-free BIA techniques. Labeled BIA (Chemiluminescence, Fluorescence, Radioactive) techniques suffer from steric hindrance of labels on interaction site, difficulty of attaching labels to molecules, higher cost and time of assay development. Label free techniques with real time detection capabilities have demonstrated advantages over traditional labeled techniques. The gold standard for label free BIA is surface Plasmon resonance (SPR) that detects and quantifies the changes in refractive index of the ligand-analyte complex molecule with high sensitivity. Although SPR is a highly sensitive BIA technique, it requires custom-made sensor chips and is not well suited for highly multiplexed BIA required in high throughput applications. Moreover implementation of SPR on various biosensing platforms is limited. In this research work spectral domain phase sensitive interferometry (SD-PSI) has been developed for label-free BIA and biosensing applications to address limitations of SPR and other label free techniques. One distinct advantage of SD-PSI compared to other label-free techniques is that it does not require use of custom fabricated biosensor substrates. Laboratory grade, off-the-shelf glass or plastic substrates of suitable thickness with proper surface functionalization are used as biosensor chips. SD-PSI is tested on four separate BIA and biosensing platforms, which include multi-well plate, flow cell, fiber probe with integrated optics and fiber tip biosensor. Sensitivity of 33 ng/ml for anti-IgG is achieved using multi-well platform. Principle of coherence multiplexing for multi-channel label-free biosensing applications is introduced. Simultaneous interrogation of multiple biosensors is achievable with a single spectral domain phase sensitive interferometer by coding the individual sensograms in coherence-multiplexed channels. Experimental results demonstrating multiplexed quantitative biomolecular interaction analysis of antibodies binding to antigen coated functionalized biosensor chip surfaces on different platforms are presented.

  8. Health policy for the poor: an exploration on the take-up of means-tested health benefits in Turkey.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Erus, Burcay; Yakut-Cakar, Burcu; Cali, Sanda; Adaman, Fikret

    2015-04-01

    Recent healthcare reform in Turkey aims at achieving universal coverage with the introduction of General Health Insurance (GHI). As part of GHI, the state assumes the provision of health insurance coverage to those unable to afford the public health insurance premiums conditional on a means-testing procedure where the official threshold is set as one-third of the gross minimum wage. This article aims at exploring in Turkey the prevalence of non-take up of means-tested health insurance for the poor and the consequent financial burdens for those poor segments outside the coverage. Based upon Statistics of Income and Living Conditions micro data, the non-take-up rate is estimated to be around 44%, where the prevalence of non-take-up is lower yet still high, i.e. around 30%, for households with very low incomes as well as those with elderly or ill members. The results from a separate health expenditure survey on urban poor, which is specifically designed and implemented by the authors, reveal that poor households without health insurance coverage are faced with significant out-of-pocket expenditures. About 5% of those households without coverage were found to have inpatient expenditures that exceeded 20% of their annual disposable household income. Also, among the households without coverage but with at least one inpatient visit over the last two years, the median expenditure was reported as high as 8% of the annual household income as opposed to 0% median value for those with GHI. The results highlight that a large proportion of poor population still lacks public health insurance despite the overarching aim of universal coverage. PMID:25689667

  9. Artificial neural network based daily local forecasting for global solar radiation

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • A new method for local forecasting of daily global solar radiation is proposed. • The model combines the artificial neural networks and the special modelling. • The model exploits weather forecasts provided by specialized agency. • The model’s forecasts were compared to measured data for two locations. • The developed model estimates daily solar radiation with satisfactory accuracy. - Abstract: When a part of the power is generated by grid connected photovoltaic installations, an effective global solar irradiation (GSI) forecasting tool becomes a must to ensure the quality and the security of the electrical grid. GSI forecasts allow the quantification of generated photovoltaic (PV) power and helps electrical grid operators anticipate problems related to the nature of PV power and the planning for adequate solutions and decisions. In this study, a new methodology for local forecasting of daily global horizontal irradiance (GHI) is proposed. This methodology is a combination of spatial modelling and artificial neural networks (ANNs) techniques. An ANN based model is developed to predict the local GHI based on daily weather forecasts provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for four neighbouring locations. The methodology was tested for two locations; Le Bourget du Lac (45°38′44″N, 5°51′33″E), which is located in the French Alps and Cadarache (43°42′28″N, 05°46′31″E), which is located in the south of France. The model’s forecasts were compared to measured data for the two locations and validation results indicate that the ANN-based method presented in this study can estimate daily GHI with satisfactory accuracy

  10. Source apportionment of elevated wintertime PAHs by compound-specific radiocarbon analysis

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sheesley, R. J.; Kruså, M.; Krecl, P.; Johansson, C.; Gustafsson, Ã.-.

    2008-12-01

    Natural abundance radiocarbon analysis facilitates distinct source apportionment between contemporary biomass/biofuel (14C "alive") versus fossil fuel (14C "dead") combustion. Here, the first compound-specific radiocarbon analysis (CSRA) of atmospheric polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was demonstrated for a set of samples collected in Lycksele, Sweden a small town with frequent episodes of severe atmospheric pollution in the winter. Renewed interest in residential wood combustion means than this type of seasonal pollution is of increasing concern in many areas. Five individual/paired PAH isolates from three pooled fortnight-long filter collections were analyzed by CSRA: phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo[b+k]fluoranthene and indeno[cd]pyrene plus benzo[ghi]perylene; phenanthrene was the only compound also analyzed in the gas phase. The measured Δ14C for PAHs spanned from -138.3‰ to 58.0‰. A simple isotopic mass balance model was applied to estimate the fraction biomass (fbiomass) contribution that was constrained to a range of 71% for indeno[cd]pyrene+benzo[ghi]perylene to 87% for the gas phase phenanthrene and particulate fluoranthene, respectively. Indeno[cd]pyrene plus benzo[ghi]perylene, known to be enhanced in gasoline-powered motor vehicle exhaust compared to diesel exhaust, had the lowest contribution of biomass combustion of the measured PAHs by 9%. The total organic carbon (TOC, defined as carbon remaining after removal of inorganic carbon) fbiomass was estimated to be 77%, which falls within the range for PAHs. This CSRA data of atmospheric PAHs demonstrate the non-uniformity of biomass combustion contribution to different PAHs even in a location with limited local emission sources and illustrates that regulatory efforts would not evenly reduce all PAHs.

  11. Source apportionment of elevated wintertime PAHs by compound-specific radiocarbon analysis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    R. J. Sheesley

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Natural abundance radiocarbon analysis facilitates distinct source apportionment between contemporary biomass/biofuel (14C "alive" versus fossil fuel (14C "dead" combustion. Here, the first compound-specific radiocarbon analysis (CSRA of atmospheric polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs was demonstrated for a set of samples collected in Lycksele, Sweden a small town with frequent episodes of severe atmospheric pollution in the winter. Renewed interest in residential wood combustion means than this type of seasonal pollution is of increasing concern in many areas. Five individual/paired PAH isolates from three pooled fortnight-long filter collections were analyzed by CSRA: phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo[b+k]fluoranthene and indeno[cd]pyrene plus benzo[ghi]perylene; phenanthrene was the only compound also analyzed in the gas phase. The measured Δ14C for PAHs spanned from −138.3‰ to 58.0‰. A simple isotopic mass balance model was applied to estimate the fraction biomass (fbiomass contribution that was constrained to a range of 71% for indeno[cd]pyrene+benzo[ghi]perylene to 87% for the gas phase phenanthrene and particulate fluoranthene, respectively. Indeno[cd]pyrene plus benzo[ghi]perylene, known to be enhanced in gasoline-powered motor vehicle exhaust compared to diesel exhaust, had the lowest contribution of biomass combustion of the measured PAHs by 9%. The total organic carbon (TOC, defined as carbon remaining after removal of inorganic carbon fbiomass was estimated to be 77%, which falls within the range for PAHs. This CSRA data of atmospheric PAHs demonstrate the non-uniformity of biomass combustion contribution to different PAHs even in a location with limited local emission sources and illustrates that regulatory efforts would not evenly reduce all PAHs.

  12. Analysis and Prediction of Energy Production in Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV Installations

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Allen Barnett

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A method for the prediction of Energy Production (EP in Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV installations is examined in this study. It presents a new method that predicts EP by using Global Horizontal Irradiation (GHI and the Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS database, instead of Direct Normal Irradiation (DNI data, which are rarely recorded at most locations. EP at four Spanish CPV installations is analyzed: two are based on silicon solar cells and the other two on multi-junction III-V solar cells. The real EP is compared with the predicted EP. Two methods for EP prediction are presented. In the first preliminary method, a monthly Performance Ratio (PR is used as an arbitrary constant value (75% and an estimation of the DNI. The DNI estimation is obtained from GHI measurements and the PVGIS database. In the second method, a lineal model is proposed for the first time in this paper to obtain the predicted EP from the estimated DNI. This lineal model is the regression line that correlates the real monthly EP and the estimated DNI in 2009. This new method implies that the monthly PR is variable. Using the new method, the difference between the predicted and the real EP values is less than 2% for the annual EP and is in the range of 5.6%–16.1% for the monthly EP. The method that uses the variable monthly PR allows the prediction of the EP with reasonable accuracy. It is therefore possible to predict the CPV EP for any location, using only widely available GHI data and the PVGIS database.

  13. Anlise comparativa de mtodos de avaliao da composio corporal em homens sadios e em pacientes com doena pulmonar obstrutiva crnica: antropometria, impedncia bioeltrica e absortiometria de raios-X de dupla energia

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Ismael, Forte Freitas; Srgio Alberto, Rupp de Paiva; Irma, Godoy; Suhaila Mahmoud, Smaili Santos; lvaro Oscar, Campana.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve, como objetivo principal, verificar se a antropometria (ANT) e a impedncia bioeltrica (BIA) fornecem resultados concordantes com os obtidos pela absortiometria de raios-X de dupla energia (DXA), quanto massa (MG) e porcentagem de gordura (%GC), massa livre de gordura corporal [...] (MLG) e ao ndice de MLG (IMLG= MLG/estatura), em indivduos adultos ( 50 anos), do sexo masculino, sadios (n=23) e em pacientes com doena pulmonar obstrutiva crnica (DPOC) (n=24). As comparaes entre as tcnicas de composio do corpo foram feitas utilizando ANOVA por medidas repetidas; para anlise de concordncia, utilizou-se o procedimento de Bland & Altman. Resultados e Concluses: 1) valores obtidos no grupo sadio foram significantemente diferentes dos observados no grupo com DPOC; 2) no foram observadas diferenas significantes, nos indivduos sadios, entre DXA BIA e entre DXA ANT; em DPOC, a comparao entre DXA BIA revelou, para BIA, valores estatisticamente maiores para MG e %GC e menores para MLG e IMLG; na comparao DXA ANT, no houve diferenas significantes entre as variveis; 3) a aplicao do teste de Bland & Altman, em ambos os grupos, mostrou falta de concordncia na comparao da BIA com DXA e, tambm, da ANT com DXA; verificou-se, tambm, superestimao da gordura corporal e subestimao da MLG pela BIA, em relao DXA. Abstract in english Comparative analysis of body composition assessment methods in healthy men and in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The aim of this study was to examine the agreement between the results of body fat (BF and BF [...] %), fat-free mass (FFM) and FFM index (FFMI= FFM/height) as estimated by skinfold anthropometry (ANT), bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in two groups of men ( 50 y), one comprising healthy individuals (n=23) and the other, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (n=24). Comparisons between body composition techniques were done by repeated measures ANOVA; the Bland & Altman procedure was used to analyse agreement. Results and Conclusions: 1) comparison between healthy and COPD groups showed significant differences between all studied variables; 2) in the healthy group, values for BF, BF% , FFM and FFMI were not significantly different when BIA or ANT was compared to DXA; however, in COPD, values for BF and BF% were significantly higher and for FFM and FFMI significantly lower when BIA was compared to DXA; in contrast, no differences were shown between values for these variables when ANT was compared with DXA; 3) Bland & Altman test, in both groups, showed no agreement between BIA and DXA and between ANT and DXA; it was also shown that body fat was overestimated and fat free mass underestimated by BIA in relation to DXA.

  14. Estimativa da massa muscular esquelética em mulheres idosas: validade da impedância bioelétrica Validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis for the estimation of skeletal muscle mass in elderly women

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cassiano Ricardo Rech

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem como objetivos: a verificar a concordância entre os métodos da impedância bioelétrica (BIA e da absortometria radiológica de dupla energia (DXA para a estimativa da massa muscular esquelética (MME; e b analisar o poder preditivo de variáveis antropométricas e da BIA para a predição da MME em idosas. Foram avaliadas 120 mulheres (60 a 81 anos, residentes na região Sul do Brasil. Mensuraram-se as variáveis antropométricas (massa corporal e estatura; a resistência e hidratação dos tecidos livres de gordura foram medidas pela técnica da BIA tetrapolar (Biodinamics - BF-310, e pela DXA de corpo inteiro (Lunar Prodigy DF + 14319 Radiation e software 7.52.002 DPX-L. A diferença entre os métodos foi verificada pelo teste t pareado, análise dos resíduos e o coeficiente de correlação. O valor preditivo das variáveis antropométricas e de BIA foi verificado pela regressão linear múltipla, adotando nível de significância de p 0,01. Observou-se que a BIA subestimou em média 0,8kg (IC95%: -3,7; 2,0kg a MME, quando comparada com a DXA. Foi observada alta correlação entre os métodos (r² = 0,75; p The objectives of the present study were: a to determine the agreement between bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA for the estimation of skeletal muscle mass (SMM, and b to analyze the predictive power of anthropometric variables and BIA for the prediction of SMM in elderly women. A total of 120 women (60 to 81 years, living in the southern region of Brazil, were studied. Anthropometric variables (body weight and height were measured. Resistance and hydration of fat-free tissues were measured by tetrapolar BIA (Biodynamics, BF-310 and by whole-body DXA (Lunar Prodigy DF + 14319 Radiation and DPX-L software, version 7.52.002. Differences between methods were determined using the paired t-test, analysis of residuals and correlation coefficient. The predictive value of the anthropometric variables and BIA was evaluated by multiple linear regression, adopting a level of significance of p < 0.05. No significant difference in the estimation of SMM was observed between methods (p < 0.01. BIA underestimated SMM in mean of 0.8 kg (95%CI: -3.7; 2.0 kg when compared to DXA. Correlation between methods was high (r² = 0.75; p < 0.01. Regression analysis demonstrated that the ratio between the square of height and resistance (HEIGHT²/R explained 80% of the variation in SMM when adjusted to body weight and age, regardless of body fat, lean tissue hydration or body mass index. Thus, the BIA equation tested here is a valid tool for the estimation of SMM in elderly women and its value is best predicted by the regression model including HEIGHT²/R adjusted to body weight and age.

  15. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program. Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wiehagen, J. [Home Innovation Research Labs, Marlboro, MD (United States); Del Bianco, M. [Home Innovation Research Labs, Marlboro, MD (United States); Mallay, D. [Home Innovation Research Labs, Marlboro, MD (United States)

    2015-05-22

    The U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Partnership for Home Innovation wrote a report on Phase 1 of the project that summarized a condition assessment of the homes and evaluated retrofit options within the constraints of the cooperative provided by GHI. Phase 2 was completed following monitoring in the 2013–2014 winter season; the results are summarized in this report. Phase 3 upgrades of heating equipment will be implemented in time for the 2014–2015 heating season and are not part of this report.

  16. DETERMINACION SIMULTANEA DE SEIS HIDROCARBUROS POLICICLICOS AROMATICOS EN MEDIO MICELAR POR REGRESION DE MINIMOS CUADRADOS PARCIALES (PLS-1) UTILIZANDO ESPECTROS DE FLUORESCENCIA DE ANGULO VARIABLE LINEAL

    OpenAIRE

    J. AMADOR-HERNANDEZ; L. LOPEZ-MARTINEZ; P.L. LOPEZ-DE-ALBA; A. CALDERA; Estela, J. M.; V. CERDA

    1999-01-01

    En este trabajo, se presenta la determinación espectrofuorimétrica simultánea de los hidrocarburos policíclicos aromáticos de interés medioambiental denominados benzo[ a] pireno, benzo[ e] pireno,benzo[ g,h,i] perileno, coroneno, dibenzo[ a,h] antraceno e indeno[ 1,2,3-c,d] pireno en medio micelar, utilizando el surfactante no iónico éterdel 10 laurilo polioxietileno (POLE). Con el fin de utilizar las señales de mayor sensibilidad para la determinación de cada uno de los compuestos en la mezc...

  17. Solar Radiometric Data Quality Assessment of SIRS, SKYRAD and GNDRAD Measurements (Poster)

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Habte, A.; Stoffel, T.; Reda, I.; Wilcox, S.; Kutchenreiter, M.; Gotseff, P.; Anderberg, M.

    2014-03-01

    Solar radiation is the driving force for the earth's weather and climate. Understanding the elements of this dynamic energy balance requires accurate measurements of broadband solar irradiance. Since the mid-1990's the ARM Program has deployed pyrheliometers and pyranometers for the measurement of direct normal irradiance (DNI), global horizontal irradiance (GHI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI), and upwelling shortwave (US) radiation at permanent and mobile field research sites. This poster summarizes the basis for assessing the broadband solar radiation data available from the SIRS, SKYRAD, and GNDRAD measurement systems and provides examples of data inspections.

  18. A Neural Network Post-processing Approach to Improving NWP Solar Radiation Forecasts

    OpenAIRE

    Lauret, Philippe; Diagne, Hadja Maïmouna; Diagne, Maïmouna; David, Mathieu

    2014-01-01

    In this work, we investigate the use of artificial neural networks (ANNs) as a post-processing technique in order to improve mesoscale WRF solar radiation outputs.More precisely, one day ahead (with a 1 h temporal resolution) global horizontal irradiance (GHI) forecasts calculated by the WRF model are bias-corrected through the use of an ANN.ANNs are data driven approaches capable of recognizing patterns in data. Training data obtained from a ground station are used to construct the ANN model...

  19. 77 FR 11565 - National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-02-27

    ... Register of February 3, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012-2401, on page 5528, in the first column, correct the times..., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer, Jodi Gillette, Deputy... email to Jodi.Gillette@bia.gov . Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting should RSVP...

  20. Value of bioimpedance analysis and anthropometry for complication prediction in children with malignant and non-malignant diseases after hematopoietic stem cells transplantation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    G. Ya. Tseytlin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT is widely used in the treatment of malignant and autoimmune diseases. Various complicationsoften develop during the post-transplantation period that can significantly impair the clinical outcomes, so the ability to predict therisk of severe complications is of great practical importance. Predictive value of some anthropometric indices and bioimpedance analysis(BIA measured before conditioning to assess the risks of serious complications and graft hypofunction in the early post-transplant period(100 days were analyzed. Anthropometry and BIA used in a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status in order to optimize the nutritionalsupport of these patients.101 patients were examined before conditioning and at different times during the early post-transplant period: 50 children (517 years ofage were examined using BIA and anthropometry, 61 children (6 months 4 years of age using only anthropometry without BIA due toage restrictions. The prognostic value of the phase angle (FA, ratio of the active cell mass to lean body mass (ACM/LBM and shouldermuscle circumference (SMC was shown. Thus, in patients with FA ? 4, ACM/LBM < 0.45 and SMC ? 10th percentile before conditioningrisk of severe complications during early post-transplant period was significantly higher (p < 0.05. Also, in patients with FA ? 4 and ACM/LBM < 0.45 a significantly higher risk of graft hypofunction developing was observed (p < 0.05.

  1. 75 FR 27353 - List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2010 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-14

    ..., environmental impact assessments and statements and environmental studies may be available if a self- governance... Be Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs...-governance tribes ] and lists programmatic targets for each of the non-BIA bureaus, pursuant to section...

  2. 76 FR 29263 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277-Acre Fee-to-Trust...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-20

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277... Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Pueblo of Jemez, intends to file a Draft.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Corrections In the Federal Register of April 8, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011-8035, on...

  3. 76 FR 32197 - Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-03

    ...: Erika Walters 720-962-7279. Amended Notices EIS No. 20110106, Draft EIS, BIA, NM, Pueblo of Jemez 70.277... Ends: 07/01/2011, Contact: Priscilla Wade 505-563- 3417. Revision to FR Notice Published 04/08/2011... Ends: 06/21/2011, Contact: Michelle Royal 210-424-8331 Revision to FR Notice Published...

  4. 76 FR 19772 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-08

    ...-865-3703. EIS No. 20110106, Draft EIS, BIA, NM, Pueblo of Jemez 70.277 Arce Fee- To- Trust Transfer.... Revision to FR Notice Published 02/18/2011: Extending Comment Period from 04/04/2011 to 05/04/2011....

  5. 76 FR 19783 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277-Acre Fee-to-Trust...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-08

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277... Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Pueblo of Jemez, intends to file.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pueblo of Jemez proposes that 70.277 acres, within a 102.13-acre tract of...

  6. Geometric Methods in Physics : XXXIII Workshop

    CERN Document Server

    Bieliavsky, Pierre; Odzijewicz, Anatol; Schlichenmaier, Martin; Voronov, Theodore

    2015-01-01

    This book presents a selection of papers based on the XXXIII Białowieża Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics, 2014. The Białowieża Workshops are among the most important meetings in the field and attract researchers from both mathematics and physics. The articles gathered here are mathematically rigorous and have important physical implications, addressing the application of geometry in classical and quantum physics. Despite their long tradition, the workshops remain at the cutting edge of ongoing research. For the last several years, each Białowieża Workshop has been followed by a School on Geometry and Physics, where advanced lectures for graduate students and young researchers are presented; some of the lectures are reproduced here. The unique atmosphere of the workshop and school is enhanced by its venue, framed by the natural beauty of the Białowieża forest in eastern Poland. The volume will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in mathematical physics, theoretical physics and m...

  7. 25 CFR 12.14 - Where can I find specific policies and standards for law enforcement functions in Indian country?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... THE INTERIOR LAW AND ORDER INDIAN COUNTRY LAW ENFORCEMENT Policies and Standards 12.14 Where can I find specific policies and standards for law enforcement functions in Indian country? BIA will ensure that all Indian country law enforcement programs are provided a copy of the most current policy...

  8. 25 CFR 12.21 - What authority is given to Indian country law enforcement officers to perform their duties?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What authority is given to Indian country law enforcement... INTERIOR LAW AND ORDER INDIAN COUNTRY LAW ENFORCEMENT Authority and Jurisdiction 12.21 What authority is given to Indian country law enforcement officers to perform their duties? BIA law enforcement...

  9. Paleoecological interpretation of a Holocene sand body in the coastal area of Phetchaburi, Gulf of Thailand

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Elio Robba

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Faunal examination is made of 4 samples, 2 from the Recent Ban Laem Phak Bia sand spit, and 2 from the Holocene sand body of Ban Bang Ket. Fossil and modern assemblages are compared on the basis of overall composition, taxa abundances, and of autoecological investigation on life habit, substrate preference, feeding type, depth range and ecological meaning of the identified species. The Holocene assemblage of Ban Bang Ket, compared to the Recent one of Ban Laem Phak Bia, 1 exhibits generally similar overall composition and ecological structure, 2 contains much of the dominant species characterizing the modern assemblage, and 3includes all taxa that are members of the living molluscan community. On this basis, the molluscan assemblage of Ban Bang Ket results to be the Holocene counterpart of the modern one of Ban Laem Phak Bia, and reflects the same environmental conditions recorded for the latter. Thus, the sand body near Ban Bang Ket is interpreted as a Holocene equivalent of the sand spit of Ban Laem Phak Bia.

  10. Changes in body composition during weight loss in obese subjects in the NUGENOB study

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Verdich, C.; Barbe, P.; Petersen, Martin; Grau, K.; Ward, L.; Macdonald, I.; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Oppert, J.-M.

    2011-01-01

    AIM: We studied the accuracy of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to assess changes in body composition during moderate weight loss in obese subjects. METHODS: Estimates of changes in fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM) by BIA were compared with those by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA......) and DXA (Lunar DPX-IQ at two centres, Hologic QDR 2000 at another centre) at baseline (n=131) and at week 10 (n=105) after a mean weight loss of -5.7kg. RESULTS: At baseline, BIA significantly overestimated FFM and underestimated FM (by 1-3kg on average) compared with DXA, and the limits of agreement...... were wide (mean±7-8.5kg). For body-composition changes, although biases were generally non-significant, the limits of agreement were also wide (mean±3.7-4.6kg). An FFM prediction equation for BIA data was developed in subjects scanned with Lunar instruments and cross-validated in an independent sample...

  11. Recent Electrochemical and Optical Sensors in Flow-Based Analysis

    OpenAIRE

    Nattakarn Wangfuengkanagul; Weena Siangproh; Alongkorn Yoosamran; Passapol Ngamukot; Orawon Chailapakul

    2006-01-01

    Some recent analytical sensors based on electrochemical and optical detection coupled with different flow techniques have been chosen in this overview. A brief description of fundamental concepts and applications of each flow technique, such as flow injection analysis (FIA), sequential injection analysis (SIA), all injection analysis (AIA), batch injection analysis (BIA), multicommutated FIA (MCFIA), multisyringe FIA (MSFIA), and multipumped FIA (MPFIA) were reviewed.

  12. The Navajo and Hopi's History of Inequitable Mining Leases.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Barry, Tom

    1979-01-01

    The Council on Economic Priorities charged the BIA with violating its "moral obligations of highest responsibility and trust," because it approved coal leases with low royalty rates on the basis of weak environmental research. This article implies that tribes are more likely to receive equitable leases by negotiating directly with companies than…

  13. 76 FR 2703 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-14

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western... Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians (Tribe) as a...-6051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Big Sandy Rancheria is a federally recognized Indian tribe with...

  14. 75 FR 47622 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians' Proposed 70...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-06

    ... center; 28,100 square-foot entertainment center; 3,400 garage and surface parking spaces; and other... hotel and parking garage which would have a height of up to five stories above grade. The BIA, serving... 73 FR 38466). In addition to the Tribe, NIGC, EPA, Caltrans, Sonoma County, and the City...

  15. 78 FR 7804 - Privacy Act of 1974; as amended; Notice to Amend an Existing System of Records

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-04

    ... to Willie Chism, Indian Affairs Privacy Act Officer, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; hand-delivering comments to Willie Chism, Indian Affairs Privacy Act Officer, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; or emailing comments to Willie.Chism@bia.gov . FOR...

  16. Impact of hemodialysis on dual X-ray absorptiometry, bioelectrical impedance measurements, and anthropometry

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Abrahamsen, Bo; Hansen, T B; Høgsberg, I M; Pedersen, F B; Beck-Nielsen, H

    1996-01-01

    ), bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and simple anthropometry in 19 patients (9 women and 10 men, mean age 46 y) before and after hemodialysis, removing 0.9-4.3 L (x: 2.8L) of ultrafiltrate. The reduction in fat-free mass (FFM) measured by DXA was highly correlated with the ultrafiltrate, as determined by...

  17. 75 FR 47618 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise Rancheria Gaming Facility and...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-06

    ... gaming facility would include a casino floor, food and beverage areas (consisting of a buffet, gourmet... Register on May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29363). The BIA held a public scoping meeting on June 9, 2005 in Marysville, California. A NOA for the Draft EIS (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (73...

  18. 75 FR 47621 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Fork Rancheria's Proposed 305-Acre Trust...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-06

    ... service restaurants, a five-tenant food court, a buffet, four bars and a lounge. The hotel would include... proposed action in the Federal Register on October 27, 2004 (69 FR 62721). The BIA held a public scoping... Availability for the Draft EIS (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2008 (73 FR...

  19. Nano copper oxide is a threat to an endemic shredder of the Iberian Peninsula

    OpenAIRE

    Pradhan, Arunava; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cludia; Cssio, Fernanda

    2011-01-01

    FEDER-POFC-COMPETE and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology supported this study (PEst-C/BIA/UI4050/2011, NANOECOTOX-PTDC/AAC-AMB/121650/2010) and A. Pradhan was supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/45614/2008).

  20. Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Palmer, Mark H.

    2012-01-01

    The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent

  1. 25 CFR 1000.102 - How are savings that result from downsizing allocated?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How are savings that result from downsizing allocated... Amounts § 1000.102 How are savings that result from downsizing allocated? Funds that are saved as a result of downsizing in BIA are allocated to Tribes/Consortia in the same manner as Tribal shares...

  2. 23 CFR 973.212 - Indian lands safety management system (SMS).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Indian lands safety management system (SMS). 973.212... PROGRAM Bureau of Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.212 Indian lands safety management system (SMS... inspection and copying as prescribed at 49 CFR part 7. (d) The BIA and ITGs shall utilize the SMSs to...

  3. 25 CFR 170.806 - What is an IRR Transportation Facilities Maintenance Management System?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Management System? 170.806 Section 170.806 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND... Transportation Facilities Maintenance Management System? An IRR Transportation Facilities Maintenance Management System (TFMMS) is a tool BIA and tribes will use to budget, prioritize, and schedule...

  4. 25 CFR 10.7 - Where do I find help or receive technical assistance in complying with the policies and standards?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Where do I find help or receive technical assistance in complying with the policies and standards? 10.7 Section 10.7 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF... help or receive technical assistance in complying with the policies and standards? The BIA has...

  5. 76 FR 16614 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-24

    ...) Yellowtail flounder. Sec. 648.86(g)(1) Southern New England Yellowtail flounder possession limit. Sec. 648.86... combined. Yellowtail Flounder--whole fish would be retained for maturity, fecundity, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), food habits, and genetic research. The yellowtail flounder retained would...

  6. 78 FR 49990 - Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-16

    ...: Comments on the proposed rule published May 29, 2013 (78 FR 32214) must be received by September 3, 2013... 25 CFR 151.12 (78 FR 32214). The proposed rule would remove procedural requirements that are no...; Docket ID: BIA-2013-0005] RIN 1076-AF15 Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions...

  7. 78 FR 67928 - Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-13

    ... Secretary acquired title to land in trust. See 61 FR 18082 (Apr. 24, 1996). The Department had determined... for issuing trust acquisition decisions. 78 FR 32214. BIA then extended the original comment deadline of July 29, 2013 to September 3, 2013. See 78 FR 49990 (Aug. 16, 2013). Following tribal...

  8. 78 FR 37164 - Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-20

    ... the full address. In proposed rule FR Doc. 2013-12708, published in the issue of May 29, 2013, make...; Docket ID: BIA-2013-0005] RIN 1076-AF15 Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions AGENCY... applications to acquire land in trust under 25 CFR part 151. This document makes corrections to the...

  9. 76 FR 43701 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal State Gaming Compact Process...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-07-21

    ... comments on the information collection to Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, 1849 C Street.... Hart at 202-219-4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor...

  10. 76 FR 71600 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-18

    ....eop.gov . Please send a copy of your comments to Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming... CONTACT: Paula L. Hart at (202) 219-4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note...

  11. 78 FR 6770 - Notice of Intent To Establish an Adequate Yearly Progress Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-01-31

    ...)(1)(A)(i); 25 U.S.C. 2017-2018. In 2005, the BIA promulgated such regulations. See 70 FR 22178 (April..., employer, business address, business telephone and fax numbers (and business email address, if applicable... nominee is only representing one tribe's views or whether the expectation is that the nominee represents...

  12. Gloiodon strigosus (Swartz: Fr. P. Karst. (Bondarzewiaceae in Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Bujakiewicz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Gloiodon strigosus (Swartz: Fr. P. Karst. recognized as an extinct species in Poland, has been recently found in the Białowieża National Park. Iconography and synonyms are given and the distribution and ecology is discussed.

  13. Breast Implant–associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Updated Results from a Structured Expert Consultation Process

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Benjamin Kim, MD, MPhil

    2015-01-01

    Conclusions: Our assessment yielded consistent results on a number of key, incompletely addressed issues regarding BIA-ALCL, but additional research is needed to support these statement ratings and enhance our understanding of the biology, treatment, and outcomes associated with this disease.

  14. A rapid surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor immunoassay for screening of somatotropins in injection preparations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Heutmekers, Tom H J; Bremer, Maria G E G; Haasnoot, Willem; Nielen, Michel W F

    2007-03-14

    The use of growth hormones (recombinant somatotropins (rSTs)) is approved in several countries, e.g. the USA, Brazil and Australia to enhance growth or lactating performances of livestock. Their use in the EU is banned, however, due to the widespread application, the illegal use within the EU cannot be excluded. To screen for rSTs in injection preparations, a biosensor immunoassay (BIA) using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology was developed. Compared to existing analysis methods for rSTs, like radio immunoassay (RIA) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), this technique provides a rapid (7 min) alternative. A direct BIA was compared to an indirect (inhibition) BIA and the performances of several antibodies against (r)STs were compared in the indirect BIA. In the final inhibition assay, using rabbit anti-bovine rST, extracts from several injection preparations were shown to contain bovine rST (rbST). The limit of detection for rbST in the assay is 0.008 microg mL(-1) which is far below the expected concentrations in injection preparations. Although the cross-reactivities for STs of other species were low, screening of injection preparations for porcine, equine and human ST was feasible through the analysis of less diluted extracts. Tryptic digestion followed by nano-electrospray liquid chromatography-ion trap tandem mass spectrometry (nano-LC-MS/MS) was used to identify STs. PMID:17386718

  15. E-Rate and American Indian-Serving Schools: Who Applies and Who Gets Funded?

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chaplin, Duncan D.

    The federal Universal Service Fund--the E-Rate--helps provide Internet access to schools and libraries. This report analyzes how public schools' participation in the E-Rate program varied by their percentage American Indian enrollment, with a focus on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools. The analysis covers program Year 1 (January 1998-June…

  16. 77 FR 19313 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Information...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-30

    ... distance travel mileage to determine funding levels for school transportation. This information is... Student Transportation Form, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0134, and the Data Elements for Student... applications, in addition to the filing fee per application for Haskell. Student Transportation Form The BIA...

  17. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... system; (2) A process to operate and maintain the management systems and their associated databases; (3... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 973.204 Section 973.204... Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.204 Management systems requirements. (a) The BIA, in...

  18.  Spis treści

    OpenAIRE

    ANNA BARTOSZEWICZ; NATALIA NEHREBECKA

    2015-01-01

     Od Zespołu Redakcyjnego – Editorial .......................................................................................................... 7 Anna Bartoszewicz – Praktyczna realizacja Programu zapewnienia i poprawy jakości w komórkach audytu wewnętrznego na wybranych przykładach – Implementation of Quality Assurance and Improvement Program by internal audit teams on selected examples ................................................................ 9 Anna Białek-Jaw...

  19. Enhancing the Quality of Life at Bureau of Indian Affairs Off-Reservation Boarding Schools. Final Report.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Takei, Yoshimitsu; Ryan, Patricia C.

    This report examines aspects of life at Bureau of Indian Affairs off-reservation boarding schools (BIA ORBS) that might negatively influence the physical and psychological development of students. The project consisted of several phases: (1) telephone interviews with 40 former ORBS students; (2) intensive visits by research teams to three ORBS and

  20. Fort Sill ORBS Survey.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rosenbluth, Henry; And Others

    The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an understanding of the educational environment at the Fort Sill Indian School and to exert positive influence for change. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) school's philosophy, goals, administrative management, and staffing are explained. Various aspects of the school program are examined and

  1. 75 FR 49513 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians 228.04-Acre Fee-to-Trust...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-13

    ... and beverage areas (consisting of a buffet, specialty restaurant, bar, and coffee bar), meeting space... the proposed action in the Federal Register on November 7, 2003 (67 FR 63127). The BIA held a public... hearing that was held on February 4, 2004, at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth (69 FR 2728)....

  2. 78 FR 54669 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed RES Americas Moapa Solar Energy Center...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-05

    ...This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Tribe) as Cooperating Agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed RES Americas Moapa Solar......

  3. MAPK signaling pathways mediate acetic acid-induced cell death in saccharomyces cerevisiae

    OpenAIRE

    Azevedo, F.; Chaves, S. R.; Johansson, Björn; Sousa, Maria João; Côrte-Real, Manuela

    2011-01-01

    This work was funded by FEDER through the program “Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade-COMPETE” and by FCT through the projects Pest-C/BIA/UI4050/2011 and FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-007047. F.A. was supported by an FCT fellowship (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-007047).

  4. 75 FR 22153 - Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-27

    ..., Tel: (720) 407-0611, e-mail: robert.just@bia.gov ; Renewable Energy Projects (Biomass, Wind, Solar... includes conventional energy resources (such as oil, gas, coal, uranium, and coal bed gas) and renewable energy resources (such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro and geothermal). Mineral resources...

  5. Body composition in type 2 diabetes: Change in quality and not just quantity that matters

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jayesh D Solanki

    2015-01-01

    Conclusions: BIA reveals that type 2 diabetics have more ectopic fat on the expense of skeletal muscle that persists even after matching by weight or BMI, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Measurement of body composition can be included as a primary care strategy to motivate lifestyle modifications while managing metabolic derangements of type 2 diabetes.

  6. 25 CFR 1000.126 - What does special geographic, historical or cultural mean?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... mean? 1000.126 Section 1000.126 Indians OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT... INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ACT Non-BIA Annual Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements Eligibility 1000.126 What does special geographic, historical or cultural mean? (a)...

  7. Letter Detection for Homographs with Different Meanings in Different Language Texts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Greenberg, Seth N.; Saint-Aubin, Jean

    2004-01-01

    Tests of inter-lingual homographs that have different meanings across two languages support models postulating initial non-selective access to competing language representations, e.g. Bilingual Interactive Activation (BIA) model. Most such research assessed inter-lingual homographs in the absence of connected text. Here a letter detection paradigm

  8. 78 FR 19004 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-28

    ... information collection to Matthew Kirkland, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, MS-4639-MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 219-1065; email: Matthew.Kirkland@bia.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Kirkland, (202) 208-3615. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  9. Capacidade preditiva de diferentes equipamentos de bioimpedância elétrica, com e sem preparo prévio, na avaliação de adolescentes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vivian Siqueira Santos Gonçalves

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: determinar a capacidade preditiva de quatro equipamentos distintos de bioimpedância elétrica (BIA na avaliação de adolescentes, com e sem a realização de protocolo. MÉTODOS: estudo transversal realizado com 215 adolescentes de 10 a 14 anos, de ambos os sexos, avaliados através da antropometria e da composição corporal pelo DEXA e por quatro equipamentos distintos de BIA, com e sem protocolo. Foram utilizados os testes estatísticos: Kolmogorov-Smirnov, do Qui-quadrado, t-Student ou Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, Wilcoxon e Índice Kappa. Foram construídas curvas ROC e calculados os valores de sensibilidade, especificidade e preditivos positivo e negativo. RESULTADOS: dos adolescentes, 44,2% apresentaram excesso de gordura corporal. A BIA tetrapolar, equipada com oito eletrodos táteis, demonstrou-se mais sensível e com resultados mais próximos ao DEXA (AUC = 0,964 com protocolo e AUC = 0,973 sem protocolo, p 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: a BIA é um instrumento capaz de predizer distrofias relacionadas à gordura corporal de adolescentes. Na impossibilidade de realização do protocolo, seus resultados podem ser úteis em estudos populacionais.

  10. The large increase in incidence of Type I diabetes mellitus in Poland

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kretowski, A.; Kowalska, I.; Peczynska, J.; Urban, M.; Green, Anders; Kinalska, I.

    established in 1994 as part of the EURODIAB TIGER programme. The primary data sources were paediatric and internal medicine divisions of the hospitals in the Białystok province and the secondary were outpatient diabetic clinics in the region. The degree of ascertainment was 98.5 % for the combinated data...

  11. 25 CFR 10.2 - Who is responsible for developing and maintaining the policies and standards for detention and...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... in the BIA and by tribal contract under Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450. ... policies and standards for detention and holding facilities in Indian country? 10.2 Section 10.2...

  12. Biosíntesis de alcaloides bencilisoquinolínicos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Christian Anabí Riley-Saldaña

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis. The benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIA are specialized metabolites with an ancient phylogeneticdistribution, but still preserved in modern clades. Some of them, such as morphine, sanguinerine or berberine, are important for modernmedicine. This review discusses the highlights of the current state of the biosynthesis of BIA. There have been studies that show thebiosynthesis of 22 of these nitrogenous metabolites. In their formation there are 43 enzymes grouped into oxidoreductases, transferasesand lyases, which in some cases represent atypical examples of the manner in which the secondary metabolism diversification wasoriginated. Two of these examples are the cytochrome proteins P450 (P450, with catalytic activities for ABI route, or the norcoclaurinesynthase enzyme (NCS, which share substantial identity with defense allergenic proteins. Likewise, there are genetic advances thathave produced the characterization of 30 enzymes, allowing knowledge of regulatory processes. Another interesting aspect is thecompartmentation of the biosynthesis sites and accumulation of BIA, since in several cases they are spatially separated and in differentspecies, or in the same species several types of cells may be involved. This has suggested intra and intercellular transport of alkaloids,precursors and enzymes, and it has been documented berberine transport between the cytoplasm and the vacuoles of storage. The picturefor the biosynthesis of BIA has been constructed with exemplary studies of alkaloids with pharmacological importance.

  13. 28 CFR 16.84 - Exemption of Immigration Appeals System.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption of Immigration Appeals System... MATERIAL OR INFORMATION Exemption of Records Systems Under the Privacy Act § 16.84 Exemption of Immigration...) Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (JUSTICE/BIA-001). This exemption applies only to the...

  14. 25 CFR 161.102 - What notifications are required that tribal laws apply to grazing permits on the Navajo...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... grazing permits on the Navajo Partitioned Lands? 161.102 Section 161.102 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER NAVAJO PARTITIONED LANDS GRAZING PERMITS Tribal Policies and Laws... the Navajo Partitioned Lands? (a) The Navajo Nation must provide BIA with an official copy of...

  15. 78 FR 2685 - Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Navajo...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-01-14

    ...) for the Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan Within Coconino, Navajo, and Apache Counties... Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Agency, with the Navajo Nation, National Park Service, and Arizona... management plan for the Navajo Indian Reservation. This notice also announces the beginning of the...

  16. 75 FR 16174 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits; Request...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-03-31

    ... collection of information was published on February 24, 2010 (75 FR 8731). No comments were received. This... Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing... of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection, titled ``Navajo Partitioned...

  17. 25 CFR 1000.67 - How will the Director award planning and negotiation grants?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ACT Other Financial Assistance for Planning and Negotiation Grants for Non-BIA Programs Eligibility and Application Process § 1000.67 How will the Director award planning... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How will the Director award planning and...

  18. 25 CFR 1001.10 - Selection criteria for other planning and negotiating financial assistance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... for other financial assistance for planning and negotiating of a DOI non-BIA program, service... circumstances may planning and negotiation financial assistance be made available to tribes/consortia? At the... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Selection criteria for other planning and...

  19. 25 CFR 38.10 - Conditions of employment of educators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... CFR part 1613 are applicable to contract employees under this part. It is the policy of the BIA that....10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION EDUCATION PERSONNEL § 38.10... benefits of employment, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or mental...

  20. 77 FR 14561 - Tribal Consultation Sessions-Administrative Organizational Assessment Draft Report...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-12

    ... the BIA and the BIE; Johnson-O'Malley student count update; and the draft SF-424B assurance statement...'Malley Student Count Update, or Draft SF- 424B Assurance Statement--Non-construction Programs, contact...''. Thursday, April 19-Friday, April 20, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort 2012. Hotel, 10438 N. Fort McDowell...

  1. 76 FR 62440 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-10-07

    ...-square foot casino; 63,000 square feet of food/beverage and retail components; 38,660-square foot... management contract, and development of the proposed project. The proposed project includes a 459,621-square... action in the Federal Register on March 6, 2008 (73 FR 12203). The BIA held a public scoping meeting...

  2. Electrolysis of water on (oxidized) metal surfaces

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Rossmeisl, Jan; Logadottir, Ashildur; Nørskov, Jens Kehlet

    Density functional theory calculations are used as the basis for an analysis of the electrochemical process, where by water is split to form molecular oxygen and hydrogen. We develop a method for obtaining the thermochemistry of the electrochemical water splitting process as a function of the bia...

  3. Prediction of fat-free body mass from bioelectrical impedance and anthropometry among 3-year-old children using DXA

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Ejlerskov, Katrine Tschentscher; Jensen, Signe Marie; Christensen, Line B; Ritz, Christian; Michaelsen, Kim F.; Mølgaard, Christian

    2014-01-01

    For 3-year-old children suitable methods to estimate body composition are sparse. We aimed to develop predictive equations for estimating fat-free mass (FFM) from bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and anthropometry using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference method using data from 99...

  4. 25 CFR 170.470 - What are the IRR construction standards?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... and highway bridge construction standards that are consistent with or exceed these standards. (2) BIA may also use FHWA-approved, State or tribal road and highway bridge construction standards. (b) For... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What are the IRR construction standards? 170.470...

  5. Assessment of body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, bioimpedance analysis and anthropometrics in children

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Tompuri, Tuomo T; Lakka, Timo A; Hakulinen, Mikko; Lindi, Virpi; Laaksonen, David E; Oskari Kilpeläinen, Tuomas; Jääskeläinen, Jarmo; Lakka, Hanna-Maaria; Laitinen, Tomi

    2015-01-01

    We compared InBody720 segmental multifrequency bioimpedance analysis (SMF-BIA) with Lunar Prodigy Advance dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in assessment of body composition among 178 predominantly prepubertal children. Segmental agreement analysis of body compartments was carried out, and...

  6. 25 CFR 292.2 - How are key terms defined in this part?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... the benefit of an Indian tribe by the United States after October 17, 1988. Office of Indian Gaming....2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES GAMING ON TRUST... 25-mile radius of the proposed gaming establishment. BIA means Bureau of Indian Affairs....

  7. Assessing Giftedness in Children: Comparing the Accuracy of Three Shortened Measures of Intelligence to the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition

    Science.gov (United States)

    Newton, Jocelyn H.; McIntosh, David E.; Dixon, Felicia; Williams, Tasha; Youman, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    This study examined the accuracy of three shortened measures of intelligence: the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability, Third Edition Brief Intellectual Ability (WJ III COG BIA) score; the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Fifth Edition Abbreviated IQ (SB5 ABIQ); and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test IQ Composite (K-BIT) in predicting

  8. 25 CFR 161.1 - What definitions do I need to know?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...-month-old calf or the equivalent thereof based on comparable forage consumption. Thus as defined in the... guaranty if an appeal creates a delay in implementing our decision that could cause a significant and... with a policy, action, decision or finding submitted for consideration by BIA. Conservation...

  9. 76 FR 80387 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-23

    ... this information collection, but received no comments. See 76 FR 56786. II. Request for Comments BIA... Reservations--Marriage & Dissolution Applications; Request for Comments AGENCIES: Bureau of Indian Affairs...--Marriage & Dissolution Applications.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB...

  10. Percent body fat estimations in college women using field and laboratory methods: a three-compartment model approach

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dalbo Vincent J

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Methods used to estimate percent body fat can be classified as a laboratory or field technique. However, the validity of these methods compared to multiple-compartment models has not been fully established. This investigation sought to determine the validity of field and laboratory methods for estimating percent fat (%fat in healthy college-age women compared to the Siri three-compartment model (3C. Methods Thirty Caucasian women (21.1 ± 1.5 yrs; 164.8 ± 4.7 cm; 61.2 ± 6.8 kg had their %fat estimated by BIA using the BodyGram™ computer program (BIA-AK and population-specific equation (BIA-Lohman, NIR (Futrex® 6100/XL, a quadratic (SF3JPW and linear (SF3WB skinfold equation, air-displacement plethysmography (BP, and hydrostatic weighing (HW. Results All methods produced acceptable total error (TE values compared to the 3C model. Both laboratory methods produced similar TE values (HW, TE = 2.4%fat; BP, TE = 2.3%fat when compared to the 3C model, though a significant constant error (CE was detected for HW (1.5%fat, p ≤ 0.006. The field methods produced acceptable TE values ranging from 1.8 – 3.8 %fat. BIA-AK (TE = 1.8%fat yielded the lowest TE among the field methods, while BIA-Lohman (TE = 2.1%fat and NIR (TE = 2.7%fat produced lower TE values than both skinfold equations (TE > 2.7%fat compared to the 3C model. Additionally, the SF3JPW %fat estimation equation resulted in a significant CE (2.6%fat, p ≤ 0.007. Conclusion Data suggest that the BP and HW are valid laboratory methods when compared to the 3C model to estimate %fat in college-age Caucasian women. When the use of a laboratory method is not feasible, NIR, BIA-AK, BIA-Lohman, SF3JPW, and SF3WB are acceptable field methods to estimate %fat in this population.

  11. A randomized controlled trial of long term effect of BCM guided fluid management in MHD patients (BOCOMO study: rationales and study design

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Liu Li

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bioimpedance analysis (BIA has been reported as helpful in identifying hypervolemia. Observation data showed that hypervolemic maintenance hemodialysis (MHD patients identified using BIA methods have higher mortality risk. However, it is not known if BIA-guided fluid management can improve MHD patients survival. The objectives of the BOCOMO study are to evaluate the outcome of BIA guided fluid management compared with standard care. Methods This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. More than 1300 participants from 16 clinical sites will be included in the study. The enrolment period will last 6 months, and minimum length of follow-up will be 36 months. MHD patients aged between 18 years and 80 years who have been on MHD for at least 3 months and meet eligibility criteria will be invited to participate in the study. Participants will be randomized to BIA arm or control arm in a 1:1 ratio. A portable whole body bioimpedance spectroscopy device (BCMFresenius Medical Care D GmbH will be used for BIA measurement at baseline for both arms of the study. In the BIA arm, additional BCM measurements will be performed every 2 months. The primary intent-to-treat analysis will compare outcomes for a composite endpoint of death, acute myocardial infarction, stroke or incident peripheral arterial occlusive disease between groups. Secondary endpoints will include left ventricular wall thickness, blood pressure, medications, and incidence and length of hospitalization. Discussions Previous results regarding the benefit of strict fluid control are conflicting due to small sample sizes and unstable dry weight estimating methods. To our knowledge this is the first large-scale, multicentre, prospective, randomized controlled trial to assess whether BIS-guided volume management improves outcomes of MHD patients. The endpoints of the BOCOMO study are of utmost importance to health care providers. In order to obtain that aim, the study was designed with very careful important considerations related to the endpoints, sample size, inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria and so on. For example, annual mortality of Beijing MHD patients was around 10%. To reach statistical significance, the sample size will be very large. By using composite endpoint, the sample size becomes reasonable and feasible. Limiting inclusion to patients with urine volume less than 800 ml/day the day before dialysis session will limit confounding due to residual renal function effects on the measured parameters. Patients who had received BIS measurement within 3 months prior to enrolment are excluded as data from such measurements might lead to protocol violation. Although not all patients enrolled will be incident patients, we will record the vintage of dialysis in the multivariable analysis. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials NCT01509937

  12. A comparison of fat mass and skeletal muscle mass estimation in male ultra-endurance athletes using bioelectrical impedance analysis and different anthropometric methods Comparación de la masa grasa y muscular estimada en atletas varones de ultra-resistencia utilizando la bioimpedancia eléctrica y diferentes métodos antropométricos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    B. Knechtle

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Two hundred and fifty seven male Caucasian ultraendurance athletes were recruited, pre-race, before different swimming, cycling, running and triathlon races. Fat mass and skeletal muscle mass were estimated using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA and anthropometric methods in order to investigate whether the use of BIA or anthropometry would be useful under field conditions. Total body fat estimated using BIA was significantly high (P Se reclutaron a 257 hombres caucasianos que eran atletas de alto rendimiento, antes de competir en diferentes pruebas triatlón de natación, ciclismo y carrera. Se estimaron la masa grasa y la masa de músculo esquelético utilizando un análisis de impedancia bioeléctrica (BIA y métodos antropométricos con el fin de investigar si el uso de BIA o de la antropometría sería útil en tales condiciones de campo. La grasa corporal total estimada por BIA fue significativamente mayor en comparación con la antropometría (P < 0,001. Cuando se compararon los resultados entre BIA y antropometría, se encontraron niveles de concordancia bajos a moderados. Estos resultados concuerdan con las diferencias halladas con el análisis Bland-Altman, lo que indica que la ecuación antropométrica de Ball et al. posee el mayor grado de concordancia (desviación = -3,0 ± 5,8 kg con BIA, con Stewart et al. (desviación = -6,4 ± 6,3 kg, Faulkner (desviación = -4,7 ± 5,8 kg y Wilmore-Siri (desviación = -4,8 ± 6,2 kg. La estimación de la masa de músculo esquelético fue significativamente superior con BIAS que con antropometría (P < 0,001. Los resultados de la ICC y del método Bland-Altman muestran que la ecuación antropométrica de Lee et al. (desviación = -5,4 ± 5,3 kg produjo el mayor grado de concordancia. El método combinado de Janssen et al. entre antropometría y BIA mostró el menor grado de concordancia (desviación = -12,5 ± 5,7 kg. Hubo una diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre los resultados derivados de la ecuación de Lee et al. y de la de Janssen et al. (P < 0,001. En resumen, la determinación de la composición corporal en atletas de alto rendimiento utilizando BIA produjo valores significativamente mayores de masa grasa y músculo esquelético en comparación con las ecuaciones antropométricas.

  13. Validity of leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance measurement in highly active women.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Civar, Selma; Aktop, Abdurrahman; Tercan, Evren; Ozdol, Yeliz; Ozer, Kamil

    2006-05-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the validity of the leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) method with that of anthropometry using hydrostatic weighing (HW) as the criterion test. A secondary objective was to cross-validate previously developed anthropometric regression equations as well as to develop a new regression equation formula based on the anthropometric data collected in this study. Three methods for assessing body composition (HW, BIA, and anthropometric) were applied to 60 women university athletes. The means and standard deviations of age, weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) of athletes were as follows: age, 20.70 +/- 1.43; weight, 56.19 +/- 7.83 kg; height, 163.33 +/- 6.11 cm; BMI, 21.01 +/- 2.63 kg x m(-2). Leg-to-leg BIA (11.82 +/- 2.39) has shown no statistical difference between percentage body fat determined by HW (11.63 +/- 2.42%) in highly active women (p > 0.05). This result suggests that the leg-to-leg BIA and HW methods were somewhat interchangeable in highly active women (R = 0.667; standard error of estimate [SEE] = 1.81). As a result of all cross-validation analyses, anthropometric and BIA plus anthropometric results have generally produced lower regression coefficients and higher SEEs for highly active women between the ages of 18 and 25 years. The regression coefficients (0.903, 0.926) and SEE (1.08, 0.96) for the new regression formulas developed from this study were better than the all the other formulas used in this study. PMID:16686564

  14. A wintertime study of PAHs in fine and coarse aerosols in So Paulo city, Brazil

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bourotte, Christine; Forti, Maria-Cristina; Taniguchi, Satie; Bcego, Marcia Caruso; Lotufo, Paulo Andrade

    The Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs (naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzo(a)pyrene, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene and benzo(ghi)perylene) concentrations in fine (PM 2.5) and coarse (PM 2.5-10) atmospheric particulate matter were measured at So Paulo city, Brazil. The dominant PAH compounds were indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene, benzo(ghi)perylene and benzo(b)fluoranthene for both the fractions. The calculated ratios of some specific PAHs were in close agreement with those attributed to direct emissions of car exhaust. The factor analysis for PM 2.5 produced four factors: Factor 1 was attributed to diesel emissions, Factor 2 was attributed to stationary combustion source, Factor 3 was attributed to vehicular emissions and Factor 4 to natural gas combustion and biomass burning. For PM 2.5-10, Factor 1 was attributed to vehicular emissions and Factor 2 was attributed to a mixture of combustion sources such as natural gas combustion, incineration emissions and oil combustion. Also, vehicular emissions were assumed to be the major source of PAHs in the So Paulo city atmosphere.

  15. Genetic variation of dry matter and nitrogen accumulation of double haploid wheat lines

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The study considers the genotype peculiarities in the dynamics of dry matter and nitrogen accumulation in plant parts during the different stages of 10 DH wheat lines characterized as initial breeding material of high quality. These were obtained from 2 crosses - 7-P2 - 11 x H-81/32-4 and 7-P2 - 11 x H-81/32-24. Considerable genotype variations were established both between the lines and the parental forms, and in comparison to the standard quality variety Slavyanka-196. Lines 41-191 and 41-344 are of special interest because of their high grain yield and high intensity of biomass accumulation (kg/dka/day) and high intensity of nitrogen uptake (g/dka/day) mainly in the second half of the grain filling period. These fines stand out among the new DH fines with their high protein yields. In line 41-181 the ratio NHI/GHI changes positively with a high degree of certainty in both phases of grain maturity. This line is characterized with the highest value of nitrogen (mg) in vegetation mass per unit mature grain. A positive correlation was established between the NHI/GHI ratio and protein content in grain. Line 41-344 is the most economic one with regard to nitrogen formation per 100 kg grain with the lowest expense for formation of the respective quantity of straw. Refs. 5 (author)

  16. Global horizontal irradiance clear sky models : implementation and analysis.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Stein, Joshua S.; Hansen, Clifford W.; Reno, Matthew J.

    2012-03-01

    Clear sky models estimate the terrestrial solar radiation under a cloudless sky as a function of the solar elevation angle, site altitude, aerosol concentration, water vapor, and various atmospheric conditions. This report provides an overview of a number of global horizontal irradiance (GHI) clear sky models from very simple to complex. Validation of clear-sky models requires comparison of model results to measured irradiance during clear-sky periods. To facilitate validation, we present a new algorithm for automatically identifying clear-sky periods in a time series of GHI measurements. We evaluate the performance of selected clear-sky models using measured data from 30 different sites, totaling about 300 site-years of data. We analyze the variation of these errors across time and location. In terms of error averaged over all locations and times, we found that complex models that correctly account for all the atmospheric parameters are slightly more accurate than other models, but, primarily at low elevations, comparable accuracy can be obtained from some simpler models. However, simpler models often exhibit errors that vary with time of day and season, whereas the errors for complex models vary less over time.

  17. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program: Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wiehagen, J. [Partnership for Home Innovation, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States); Del Bianco, M. [Partnership for Home Innovation, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States); Mallay, D. [Partnership for Home Innovation, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States)

    2015-05-01

    In the fall of 2010, a multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes in Greenbelt, Maryland. GHI established this pilot project to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a decade-long community-wide upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency improvements to the building envelope and mechanical equipment. It presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and prioritize the wide-range of benefits of high-performance retrofits based on member experience with and acceptance of the retrofit measures implemented during the pilot project. Addressing the complex interactions between benefits, trade-offs, construction methods, project management implications, realistic upfront costs, financing, and other considerations, serves as a case study for energy retrofit projects to include high-performance technologies based on the long-term value to the homeowner. The pilot project focused on identifying the added costs and energy savings benefits of improvements.

  18. Personal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Newsagents in Tehran, Iran.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fatemeh Rezaei

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Vehicle exhaust is a major source of exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs found in the urban atmosphere. Newsagents usually work close to heavy traffic flow. The purpose of this study was to assess the breathing zone exposure of newsagents to PAHs found in the urban atmosphere of Tehran City during summer and autumn seasons and comparing the levels of exposure in both seasons.Fifteen non-smoking newsagents were randomly selected from north, south, east, west, and center of Tehran. Particle and gas phases PAHs were collected on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE filter and XAD-2 adsorbent. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS was used to determine PAHs concentrations in newsagent's breathing zone samples.The highest and lowest values of exposures during summer and autumn in all sampling stations were recorded for benzo[a]anthracene and benzo[ghi]perylene, respectively. Mann-Whitney test results showed that seasonal variation had significant influence on concentrations of all studied PAHs (P= 0.001 except benzo[ghi]perylene (P= 0.089. An increase in concentrations of PAHs was observed in autumn.The workers of the newsstands in the south area of Tehran City were experiencing higher levels of exposures to PAHs. Newsagents' breathing zone exposures to PAHs during the cold period were two to three folds higher than those during the warm period were. The levels of exposures in all sampling stations were below the OSHA and NIOSH's recommended exposure limits.

  19. A Neumann Boundary Term for Gravity

    CERN Document Server

    Krishnan, Chethan

    2016-01-01

    The Gibbons-Hawking-York (GHY) boundary term makes the Dirichlet problem for gravity well defined, but no such general term seems to be known for Neumann boundary conditions. In this paper, we view Neumann {\\em not} as fixing the normal derivative of the metric ("velocity") at the boundary, but as fixing the functional derivative of the action with respect to the boundary metric ("momentum"). This leads directly to a new boundary term for gravity: the trace of the extrinsic curvature with a specific dimension-dependent coefficient. In three dimensions this boundary term reduces to a "one-half" GHY term noted in the literature previously, and we observe that our action translates precisely to the Chern-Simons action with no extra boundary terms. In four dimensions the boundary term vanishes, giving a natural Neumann interpretation to the standard Einstein-Hilbert action without boundary terms. We argue that in light of AdS/CFT, ours is a natural approach for defining a "microcanonical" path integral for gravit...

  20. A Guidebook to Help Coastal Sumatran Communities Prepare for Tsunamis

    Science.gov (United States)

    Samant, L.; Tobin, L. T.; Tucker, B. E.

    2007-12-01

    One way to save lives in future tsunamis in coastal Sumatran communities - where more than one million people live and where tsunamis can strike less than one half hour after the triggering earthquake - is to help these communities prepare themselves. To this end, GeoHazards International (GHI) has developed, with a team of advisors from the fields of earth science, civil engineering, emergency response management and social science, a tsunami preparedness guidebook that summarizes state-of-the-art research and worldwide experience in community tsunami preparedness. This guidebook (available at no cost on www.geohaz.org) introduces essential information about tsunamis, tsunami risk mapping, evacuation planning, community education, tsunami warning systems, and the reduction of damage that tsunamis can cause. It describes how to plan and conduct effective tsunami safety programs. Particular emphasis is placed on methods to evacuate quickly and safely all areas that could be flooded. Each section of the guidebook points to sources that provide supplementary, detailed information that may be important to particular communities. The guidebook is aimed at any person - a concerned citizen, government official, business leader, or member of a community organization - who is willing to become an advocate for local tsunami safety. Scientific expertise is not needed. GHI now seeks assistance in distributing this guidebook and in working with grassroots and international organizations to help Sumatran coastal communities use it to prepare for the next tsunami.

  1. Pre- and syn-Ross orogenic granitoids at Drake Head and Kartografov Island, Oates Coast, northern Victoria Land, East Antarctica

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The majority of the Oates Coast, northern Victoria Land granitoids, typified by those at Drake Head and Kartografov Island (Harald Bay), are monzogranites with lesser granodiorites and minor quartz-monzodiorite and syenogranite. All are plagioclase-K-feldspar-biotite granitoids with additional muscovite, garnet and/or hornblende, and are subalkaline and peraluminous. Berg Granite typifies the early Ordovician, Granite Harbour Instrusive (GHI) suite of the Ross Orogen at the Oates Coast. Granitoids from Kartografov Island have higher amounts of Fe+Mg+Ti and an ambiguous Rb-Sr geochronology: they could be either pre-Ross Orogeny in age, or syn-Ross Orogeny and representing a lower structural level of GHI. The Drake Head granite gneiss has a fractionated leuco-granite composition similar to Berg Granite, and is intruded by granite and granodiorite. Rb-Sr ages indicate that all are Neoproterozoic, although the granite gneiss result is probably an errorchron age, reflecting its less uniform nature (granodiorite:649 ± 30 Ma, initial ratio 0.7065 +/- 6; granite gneiss: 682 ± 140 Ma, initial ratio 0.7107 ± 50). These late Neoproterozoic granitoids provide a source for distinctive detrital zircon age components in extensive early Paleozoic turbidites of Australia-New Zealand-Antarctica. (author). 24 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab

  2. Optimization and determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar-based fertilizers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Ping; Zhou, Hui; Gan, Jay; Sun, Mingxing; Shang, Guofeng; Liu, Liang; Shen, Guoqing

    2015-03-01

    The agronomic benefit of biochar has attracted widespread attention to biochar-based fertilizers. However, the inevitable presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar is a matter of concern because of the health and ecological risks of these compounds. The strong adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to biochar complicates their analysis and extraction from biochar-based fertilizers. In this study, we optimized and validated a method for determining the 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar-based fertilizers. Results showed that accelerated solvent extraction exhibited high extraction efficiency. Based on a Box-Behnken design with a triplicate central point, accelerated solvent extraction was used under the following optimal operational conditions: extraction temperature of 78°C, extraction time of 17 min, and two static cycles. The optimized method was validated by assessing the linearity of analysis, limit of detection, limit of quantification, recovery, and application to real samples. The results showed that the 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exhibited good linearity, with a correlation coefficient of 0.996. The limits of detection varied between 0.001 (phenanthrene) and 0.021 mg/g (benzo[ghi]perylene), and the limits of quantification varied between 0.004 (phenanthrene) and 0.069 mg/g (benzo[ghi]perylene). The relative recoveries of the 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were 70.26-102.99%. PMID:25546393

  3. Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Program; Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    None

    2015-06-01

    In the fall of 2010, a multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes in Greenbelt, Maryland. GHI established this pilot project to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a decade-long community-wide upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency improvements to the building envelope and mechanical equipment. With the community upgrade fully funded by the cooperative through their membership without outside subsidies, this project presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and prioritize the wide-range of benefits of high-performance retrofits based on member experience with and acceptance of the retrofit measures implemented during the pilot project. Addressing the complex interactions between benefits, trade-offs, construction methods, project management implications, realistic upfront costs, financing, and other considerations, serves as a case study for energy retrofit projects to include high-performance technologies based on the long-term value to the homeowner. The pilot project focused on identifying the added costs and energy savings benefits of improvements. Phase 1: baseline evaluation for a representative set of 28 homes sited in seven buildings; Phase 2: installation of the building envelope improvements and continued monitoring of the energy consumption for the heating season and energy simulations supporting recommendations for HVAC and water heating upgrades to be implemented in Phase 3.

  4. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    None

    2015-06-01

    In the fall of 2010, a multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc., (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes in Greenbelt, Maryland. GHI established this pilot project to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a community-wide upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency improvements to the building envelope and mechanical equipment. With the community upgrade fully funded by the cooperative through their membership without outside subsidies, this project presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and prioritize the wide range of benefits of high-performance retrofits based on member experience with and acceptance of the retrofit measures implemented during the pilot project. Addressing the complex interactions between benefits, trade-offs, construction methods, project management implications, realistic upfront costs, financing, and other considerations, serves as a case study for energy retrofit projects that include high-performance technologies based on the long-term value to the homeowner. The pilot project focused on identifying the added costs and energy-savings benefits of improvements. Phase 1—baseline evaluation for a representative set of 28 homes sited in seven buildings; Phase 2—installation of the building envelope improvements and continued monitoring of the energy consumption for the heating season; Phase 3—energy simulations supporting recommendations for HVAC and water heating upgrades.

  5. Characterization of a spermine/spermidine transport system reveals a novel DNA sequence duplication in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Goytia, Maira; Hawel, Leo; Dhulipala, Vijaya L; Joseph, Sandeep J; Read, Timothy D; Shafer, William M

    2015-08-01

    During infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, comes into contact with numerous host compounds including polyamines (e.g. spermine and spermidine). Here, we show that spermine and spermidine concentrations in the growth medium decrease to undetectable levels in the presence of gonococci over time, but not when proteins of the putative polyamine transport system are lost due to mutation. We propose that gonococci have a functional and sole polyamine transport system (PotFGHI) that specifically imports spermine and spermidine. Bioinformatics and molecular analyses showed that the transporter's potGHI genes are organized as an operon while the gene encoding the necessary cognate periplasmic polyamine-binding protein (PotF) is located elsewhere on the chromosome. Interestingly, within the potGHI locus, we identified a novel duplicated sequence, which we term the Pot-Gene-Associated-Duplication-Element, present in variable copy numbers in different gonococcal strains that was likely formed from the 5(') and 3(') ends of the coding sequences of the tandemly linked potH and potG genes, respectively. PMID:26229069

  6. Concordancia entre los porcentajes de grasa corporal estimados mediante el área adiposa del brazo, el pliegue del tríceps y por impedanciometría brazo-brazo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Martín Moreno Vicente

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La valoración del estado nutricional a partir de los miembros superiores es útil a nivel clínico. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar el grado de acuerdo entre los porcentajes de grasa corporal (%GC estimados mediante el área adiposa del brazo (%GC BRAZO, la ecuación de Siri para el pliegue del tríceps (%GC TRÍCEPS y por bioimpedanciometría brazo-brazo (%GC BIA, así como con la ecuación de Siri para cuatro pliegues (%GC SIRI. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Se valoró antropométricamente y por impedanciometría (Omron BF 300© a 145 personas (83 varones, 62 mujeres. La concordancia entre métodos se analizó mediante el coeficiente de correlación intraclase (CCI y el método de Bland-Altman. Resultados: el CCI entre %GC BRAZO-%GC TRÍCEPS fue de 0,8322 (intervalo de confianza al 95% 0,7672-0,8791; entre %GCB RAZO-%GC BIA de 0,7337 (0,6305-0,8080 y entre %GC TRICEPS-%GC BIA de 0,9290 (0,9015; 0,9488. Con el método de Bland-Altman el intervalo de concordancia entre %GC BRAZO-%GC TRÍCEPS (-11,2; 16,96 y entre %GC BRAZO-%GC BIA (-13,04; 21,76 superó el punto de corte (±10%, pero no entre %G CTRICEPS-%GC BIA (-6,64; 9,6, %GC SIRI-%GC TRÍCEPS (-5,27; 4,52 y %GC SIRI-%GC BIA (-6,31; 8,52. El IMC no influyó en el resultado. Conclusiones: El método utilizado influye en la valoración nutricional realizada a partir de los miembros superiores. El área adiposa del brazo sobreestima el %GC con relación a la ecuación de Siri para el pliegue del tríceps o para cuatro pliegues y a la impedanciometría, y aunque este resultado sugiere que el área adiposa del brazo puede no ser un indicador válido de la adiposidad global, este extremo deberá ser confirmado frente a una técnica patrón.

  7. Reconstrução do ligamento cruzado posterior com enxerto autólogo do tendão do músculo semitendinoso duplo e do terço médio do tendão do quadríceps em duplo túnel no fêmur e único na tíbia: resultados clínicos em dois anos de seguimento Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with autograft of the double semitendinosus muscles and middle third of the quadriceps tendon with double femoral and single tibial tunnels: clinical results in two years follow up

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ricardo de Paula Leite Cury

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os aspectos cirúrgicos que possam oferecer bons resultados anatômicos e funcionais na reconstrução do ligamento cruzado posterior (LCP utilizando enxerto autólogo do tendão do quadríceps e duplo semitendinoso através de um túnel femoral duplo. MÉTODOS: Quatorze pacientes com lesões isoladas do LCP, instabilidade e dor foram operados por artroscopia e avaliados de acordo com as escalas do International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC e de Lysholm. A lassidão foi examinada com o artrômetro KT 1000. RESULTADOS: Na avaliação pós-operatória, a translação posterior comparando-se com joelho contralateral foi entre 0-2mm em 57,1% dos pacientes e entre 3 e 5mm em 35,7% dos casos. A média da escala de Lysholm foi de 93 pontos na avaliação final. Na avaliação pelo IKDC, três pacientes tiveram grau A, 10 grau B e 1 teve grau C. Conclusões: A reconstrução artroscópica do LCP com feixe duplo baseada no posicionamento anatômico dos túneis, com tendão duplo semitendinoso e único do quadríceps, oferece redução clinicamente evidente dos sintomas e recupera satisfatoriamente a estabilidade, embora diferença significativa não tenha sido encontrada devido ao pequeno tamanho da amostra.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical aspects that may offer good anatomic and functional results in posterior cruciate ligament (PCL reconstruction using an autologous graft of the quadriceps tendon and double semitendinosus through a double femoral tunnel. METHODS: Fourteen patients with isolated PCL lesions, instability and pain were operated on by arthroscopy and evaluated according to the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC and Lysholm scales. Posterior knee laxity was examined with a KT 1000 arthrometer. RESULTS: The mean postoperative posterior side-to-side difference was between 0-2 mm in 57.1% of patients and between 3 and 5 mm in 35.7% of cases. The average Lysholm score was 93 points in the final follow-up. In the IKDC evaluation, 3 patients were graded A, 10 were graded B, and 1 patient was graded C. Conclusions: Double bundle arthroscopic PCL reconstruction based on the anatomical positioning of the tunnels, with double semitendinosus tendon and single quadriceps, provides a clinically evident reduction in symptoms and restores satisfactory stability, although no statistically significant difference was found due to the small sample.

  8. Ten best resources for conducting financing and benefit incidence analysis in resource-poor settings.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wiseman, Virginia; Asante, Augustine; Price, Jennifer; Hayen, Andrew; Irava, Wayne; Martins, Joao; Guinness, Lorna; Jan, Stephen

    2015-10-01

    Many low- and middle-income countries are seeking to reform their health financing systems to move towards universal coverage. This typically means that financing is based on people's ability to pay while, for service use, benefits are based on the need for health care. Financing incidence analysis (FIA) and benefit incidence analysis (BIA) are two popular tools used to assess equity in health systems financing and service use. FIA studies examine who pays for the health sector and how these contributions are distributed according to socioeconomic status (SES). BIA determines who benefits from health care spending, with recipients ranked by their relative SES. In this article, we identify 10 resources to assist researchers and policy makers seeking to undertake or interpret findings from financing and benefit incidence analyses in the health sector. The article pays particular attention to the data requirements, computations, methodological challenges and country level experiences with these types of analyses. PMID:25255919

  9. Development of Optical Fiber Technology in Poland, International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunication, vol. 57, no 2, pp.191-197, July 2011

    CERN Document Server

    Dorosz, J

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the authors, chairmen of the 13th Conference on Optical Fibers and Their Applications OFA2011, and editors of the conference proceedings summarize the development of optical fiber technology in Poland (during the period of 2009- 2011) on the basis of papers presented there and consecutively published in this volume. The digest is thus not full but covers the periodically presented material every 18 months during the meetings on optical fibers in Białystok-Białowie˙za and Lublin- Krasnobród. OFC systems are developed for HEP experiments and accelerators. OFC systems are also developed for virtual atomic clocks. EuCARD information presentation was organized during this meeting. Keywords— optical fibers, optical communication systems, photonic sources and detectors, photonic sensors, integrated optics, photonics applications, photonic materials.

  10. BMI percentile-for-age overestimates adiposity in early compared with late maturing pubertal children

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Sørensen, Kaspar; Juul, Anders

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Early pubertal timing is consistently associated with increased BMI percentile-for-age in pubertal girls, while data in boys are more ambiguous. However, higher BMI percentile-for-age may be a result of the earlier puberty per se rather than vice versa. The aim was to evaluate markers of...... adiposity in relation to pubertal timing and reproductive hormone levels in healthy pubertal boys and girls. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study (The Copenhagen Puberty Study). Eight-hundred and two healthy Caucasian children and adolescents (486 girls) aged 8.5-16.5 years participated. BMI...... matured pubertal children (all P ≤ 0.038), despite similar BIA-BF%. Pubertal girls with BIA-BF >29% had significantly lower LH and FSH levels compared with normal-weight girls (P ≤ 0.041). CONCLUSIONS: Early maturational timing was not associated with higher adiposity for a given stage of puberty. Using...

  11. Espaço e Materialidade na Tripolitania Romana: uma tentativa de reconstituição da cidade de Oea em meados do II Século * Space And Materiality In Roman Tripolitania: an attempt of recovery of the city of Oea in the Mid-Second Century

    OpenAIRE

    BELCHIOR MONTEIRO LIMA NETO

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: Oea, atualmente Trípoli, na Líbia, foi uma cidade que integrou o Império romano nos primeiros séculos de nossa era. Dela, poucas relíquias são hoje conhecidas, uma vez que a atual capital líbia fora construída sobre a antiga urbs romana. Tendo em vista tais limitações e com o intuito de superá-las, empreenderemos uma tentativa de reconstituição da antiga Oea. Intencionamos dar materialidade à cidade, haja vista o nosso interesse de pesquisar o espaço citadino onde Apuleio de Madaura, ...

  12. Estudos histomorfométrico e histológico das lesões ósseas causadas por flúor em aves

    OpenAIRE

    Raffi Margarida Buss; Méndez Maria del Carmen; Riet-Correa Franklin

    1997-01-01

    Fluoreto de sódio foi administrado na água de 2 grupos de 25 aves, fêmeas, da raça Shaver. O grupo A recebeu flúor do 1 ao 120 dia de idade e o grupo B do 61 ao 120 dia de idade. Cada grupo foi dividido em 5 níveis de tratamento: 0, 25, 50, 200 e 400 ppm de flúor, com 5 animais por tratamento. Todos os animais foram sacrificados aos 120 dias de idade. Para o estudo histomorfométrico foram coletados o fêmur e a tíbia esquerdos, e para o estudo histológico foram coletados fêmur e tíbia direitos...

  13. DETERMINAO RPIDA E SIMULTNEA DE SULFAMETOXAZOL E TRIMETOPRIMA UTILIZANDO ANLISE POR INJEO EM BATELADA COM DETECO AMPEROMTRICA E ELETRODO DE DIAMANTE DOPADO COM BORO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Polyana Fernandes Pereira

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available A fast, simple procedure for simultaneous determination of sulfamethoxazole (SMX and trimethoprim (TMP was performed using batch injection analysis with multiple pulse amperometric detection (BIA-MPA. The sample aliquot (150 L was directly injected onto the boron-doped diamond (BDD electrode (wall-jet configuration immersed in a BIA system. The analytical characteristics of the proposed method include high analytical frequency (up to 75 injections per hour, good stability (RSD < 2.9%; n = 10, low detection limits (0.227 and 0.173 mg L-1 for SMX and TMP, respectively and minimal waste generation. The proposed method yielded similar results to those obtained by liquid chromatography at a 95% confidence level.

  14. Máxima fase estável de lactato é ergômetro-dependente em modelo experimental utilizando ratos Máxima fase de estabilidad de lactato es ergómetro-dependiente en modelo experimental utilizando ratones The maximal lactate steady state is ergometer-dependent in experimental model using rats

    OpenAIRE

    Fúlvia de Barros Manchado; Claudio Alexandre Gobatto; Ricardo Vinícius Ledesma Contarteze; Marcelo Papoti; Maria Alice Rostom de Mello

    2006-01-01

    A máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL) é considerada padrão-ouro para a determinação da intensidade de transição metabólica aeróbia-anaeróbia em exercício contínuo, porém a resposta lactacidêmica nessa intensidade é, em humanos, dependente do ergômetro utilizado na avaliação. Uma ferramenta importante para estudos em fisiologia e áreas correlatas é a aplicação de modelos experimentais utilizando animais. Entretanto, ainda são restritas as pesquisas destinadas a investigar protocolos de avali...

  15. Assessing the continuity of the blue ice climate record at Patriot Hills, Horseshoe Valley, West Antarctica

    Science.gov (United States)

    Winter, Kate; Woodward, John; Dunning, Stuart A.; Turney, Chris S. M.; Fogwill, Christopher J.; Hein, Andrew S.; Golledge, Nicholas R.; Bingham, Robert G.; Marrero, Shasta M.; Sugden, David E.; Ross, Neil

    2016-03-01

    We use high-resolution ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to assess the continuity of the Blue Ice Area (BIA) horizontal climate record at Patriot Hills, Horseshoe Valley, West Antarctica. The sequence contains three pronounced changes in deuterium isotopic values at ~18 cal ka, ~12 cal ka, and ~8 cal ka. GPR surveys along the climate sequence reveal continuous, conformable dipping isochrones, separated by two unconformities in the isochrone layers, which correlate with the two older deuterium shifts. We interpret these unconformities as discontinuities in the sequence, rather than direct measures of climate change. Ice sheet models and Internal Layer Continuity Index plots suggest that the unconformities represent periods of erosion occurring, as the former ice surface was scoured by katabatic winds in front of mountains at the head of Horseshoe Valley. This study demonstrates the importance of high-resolution GPR surveys for investigating both paleoflow dynamics and interpreting BIA climate records.

  16. Cryogenic optical position encoders for mechanisms in the JWST optical telescope element simulator (OSIM)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Leviton, Douglas B.; Anderjaska, Thomas; Badger, James; Capon, Tom; Davis, Clinton; Dicks, Brent; Eichhorn, William; Garza, Mario; Guishard, Corina; Haghani, Shadan; Hakun, Claef; Haney, Paul; Happs, David; Hovmand, Lars; Kadari, Madhu; Kirk, Jeffrey; Nyquist, Richard; Robinson, F. David; Sullivan, Joseph; Wilson, Erin

    2013-09-01

    The JWST Optical Telescope Element Simulator (OSIM) is a configurable, cryogenic, optical stimulus for high fidelity ground characterization and calibration of JWST's flight instruments. OSIM and its associated Beam Image Analyzer (BIA) contain several ultra-precise, cryogenic mechanisms that enable OSIM to project point sources into the instruments according to the same optical prescription as the flight telescope will image stars - correct in focal surface position and chief ray angle. OSIM's and BIA's fifteen axes of mechanisms navigate according to redundant, cryogenic, absolute, optical encoders - 32 in all operating at or below 100 K. OSIM's encoder subsystem, the engineering challenges met in its development, and the encoders' sub-micron and sub-arcsecond performance are discussed.

  17. Asma induzida pelo exercício: aspectos atuais e recomendações Asma inducido por el ejercicio: aspectos actuales y recomendaciones Exercise-induced asthma: current aspects and recommendations

    OpenAIRE

    Orlando Laitano; Flávia Meyer

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Descrever os mecanismos da asma induzida pelo exercício (AIE), bem como os efeitos de diferentes tipos de treinamento físico na função pulmonar e nas capacidades aeróbia e anaeróbia. Destaca-se a importância de um diagnóstico correto mediante o teste de exercício e, no manejo, o uso de drogas beta-adrenérgicas e anticolinérgicas. FONTE DOS DADOS: Os artigos foram criteriosamente escolhidos utilizando as bases de dados PubMed e Scielo pelo ano de publicação e dando preferência a ensa...

  18. Osseointegração clínica-radiológica do compósito hidroxiapatita-lignina entre implante metálico e tecido ósseo em coelho Clinical-radiographic osseointegration of hydroxyapatite-lignin composite between metallic implant and bone tissue in rabbit

    OpenAIRE

    Martinez, M M; A. P. B. Borges; L.G. Pompermayer; E.C. Carlo; L. M. Vilela; D.M. Rates; G.O. Morato; R.B. Eleotério; S.M.C.M. Bicalho

    2009-01-01

    Para avaliar o compósito hidroxiapatita-lignina na osseointegração entre implante metálico e o tecido ósseo, foram utilizados 20 coelhos adultos, nos quais foi realizada uma falha óssea na face lateral proximal de ambas as tíbias. Na tíbia esquerda, introduziu-se, no canal medular, um pino intramedular de Schanz revestido com o compósito em sua parte rosqueada, após o preenchimento daquele com 1000mg do compósito. A falha cortical foi preenchida com o compósito. O mesmo foi feito na tíbia dir...

  19. Effect of the cyanobacterium Anabaena spiroides Klebahn on the quantity of bacterioplankton in water of varied trophicity.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Czeczuga, B; Chomutowska, H

    2000-01-01

    The authors investigated the effect of the cyanobacterium Anabaena spiroides on the quantity of bacterioplankton in water of varied trophicity. The cyanobacterium Anabaena spiroides, introduced to the polluted water of the river Biała has the strongest effect on bacterioplankton--the number of bacteria decreases to 31.78%. The spherical:cylindrical ratio changes in favour of the latter when affected by the cyanobacterium. This is the most pronounced in the river Biała, where spherical:cylindrical changes from 1:0.88 to 1:1.96. Anabaena spiroides exerts the most significant effect on the quantity of bacterioplankton in lake Sniardwy and pond Fosa after 24 hours, and in the other water bodies after 72 hours following the introduction of the cyanobacterium. PMID:11712443

  20. Estimativa da massa muscular esquelética em mulheres idosas: validade da impedância bioelétrica Validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis for the estimation of skeletal muscle mass in elderly women

    OpenAIRE

    Cassiano Ricardo Rech; Eline Salomons; Luiz Rodrigo Augustemak de Lima; Edio Luiz Petroski; Maria Fátima Glaner

    2010-01-01

    O presente estudo tem como objetivos: a) verificar a concordância entre os métodos da impedância bioelétrica (BIA) e da absortometria radiológica de dupla energia (DXA) para a estimativa da massa muscular esquelética (MME); e b) analisar o poder preditivo de variáveis antropométricas e da BIA para a predição da MME em idosas. Foram avaliadas 120 mulheres (60 a 81 anos), residentes na região Sul do Brasil. Mensuraram-se as variáveis antropométricas (massa corporal e estatura); a resistência e ...

  1. Efeito da diluição na caracterização da biomassa de sistemas de tratamentos de efluentes por análise de imagem

    OpenAIRE

    Motta, Maurício da; Amaral, A.L.; Neves, L.; Araya-Kroff, P.; Ferreira, E. C.; Alves, M.M.; Mota, M.; Roche, N.; H. Vivier; Pons, M. N.

    2002-01-01

    O estudo da biomassa de sistemas de tratamento de efluentes por análise de imagem permite avaliar o seu estado de agregação assim como acompanhar as modificações por ela sofrida quando submetida a choques orgânicos ou hidráulicos. Certos processos de tratamento trabalham com uma forte concentração em biomassa, o que obriga a uma diluição prévia. O presente estudo avalia o efeito desta diluição sobre a caracterização da biomassa aeróbia e anaeróbia (agregada sob a forma de floco...

  2. DXA, bioelectrical impedance, ultrasonography and biometry for the estimation of fat and lean mass in cats during weight loss

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Borges Naida C

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Few equations have been developed in veterinary medicine compared to human medicine to predict body composition. The present study was done to evaluate the influence of weight loss on biometry (BIO, bioimpedance analysis (BIA and ultrasonography (US in cats, proposing equations to estimate fat (FM and lean (LM body mass, as compared to dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA as the referenced method. For this were used 16 gonadectomized obese cats (8 males and 8 females in a weight loss program. DXA, BIO, BIA and US were performed in the obese state (T0; obese animals, after 10% of weight loss (T1 and after 20% of weight loss (T2. Stepwise regression was used to analyze the relationship between the dependent variables (FM, LM determined by DXA and the independent variables obtained by BIO, BIA and US. The better models chosen were evaluated by a simple regression analysis and means predicted vs. determined by DXA were compared to verify the accuracy of the equations. Results The independent variables determined by BIO, BIA and US that best correlated (p r2, 19 equations were selected (12 for FM, 7 for LM; however, only 7 equations accurately predicted FM and one LM of cats. Conclusions The equations with two variables are better to use because they are effective and will be an alternative method to estimate body composition in the clinical routine. For estimated lean mass the equations using body weight associated with biometrics measures can be proposed. For estimated fat mass the equations using body weight associated with bioimpedance analysis can be proposed.

  3. Business and IT alignment in context

    OpenAIRE

    Silvius, A.J.G.

    2013-01-01

    Already for more than two decades, the necessity and desirability of aligning business needs and information technology (IT) capabilities is considered to be one of the key issues in IT management. However, several studies report quite low scores on business and IT alignment (BIA). The question Why havent we mastered alignment? remains valid today, both from an academic and from a practical perspective. Based upon our analysis of the reasons why alignment continues to be a challenge for ma...

  4. AKSIOLOKE KATEGORIJE ZA PROJEKTIRANJE SUSTAVA TEHNI?KOG OBRAZOVANJA

    OpenAIRE

    Walat, Wojciech

    2015-01-01

    U ?lanku se predstavlja sistemski pristup aksiolokim kategorijama u modelu stvaranja koherentne i supostoje?e hijerarhije. Predloena rjeenja predstavljaju jasan pokazatelj za traenje kriterija kvalitete ljudskog ivota izvan kategorija koje su isklju?ivo ekonomski definirane kroz posjedovanje ("imanje"), guraju?i osobni - subjektivni i autonomni razvoj ljudskog bi?a na drugo mjesto. Spomenute kategorije pojmova - ?ine osnovu za razvoj ?ovje?anstva - su unutranje dimenzije ljudske etike. ...

  5. Single biosensor immunoassay for the detection of five aminoglycosides in reconstituted skimmed milk

    OpenAIRE

    Haasnoot, W.; Cazemier, G.; Koets, M.; van Amerongen, A.

    2003-01-01

    The application of an optical biosensor (Biacore 3000), with four flow channels (Fcs), in combination with a mixture of four specific antibodies resulted in a competitive inhibition biosensor immunoassay (BIA) for the simultaneous detection of the five relevant aminoglycosides in reconstituted skimmed milk. Four aminoglycosides (gentamicin, neomycine, kanamycin and a streptomycin derivative) were immobilised onto the sensor surface of a biosensor chip (CM5) in the four Fcs of the biosensor sy...

  6. Direct biosensor immunoassays for the detection of nonmilk proteins in milk powder

    OpenAIRE

    Haasnoot, W.; Olieman, K.; Cazemier, G.; Verheijen, R.

    2001-01-01

    The low prices of some nonmilk proteins make them attractive as potential adulterants in dairy products. An optical biosensor (BIACORE 3000) was used to develop a direct and combined biosensor immunoassay (BIA) for the simultaneous detection of soy, pea, and soluble wheat proteins in milk powders. Affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies raised against the three protein sources were immobilized in different flow channels (Fcs) on the biosensor chip (CM5). Dissolved milk powders were injected (...

  7. Recent Electrochemical and Optical Sensors in Flow-Based Analysis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nattakarn Wangfuengkanagul

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Some recent analytical sensors based on electrochemical and optical detectioncoupled with different flow techniques have been chosen in this overview. A briefdescription of fundamental concepts and applications of each flow technique, such as flowinjection analysis (FIA, sequential injection analysis (SIA, all injection analysis (AIA,batch injection analysis (BIA, multicommutated FIA (MCFIA, multisyringe FIA(MSFIA, and multipumped FIA (MPFIA were reviewed.

  8. Phylogenetic and Molecular Investigations of the Evolutionary Novelties, Sword and Gonopodium, in the Swordtail Fish (the genus Xiphophorus)

    OpenAIRE

    Kang, Ji Hyoun

    2015-01-01

    BackgroundMales in some species of the genus Xiphophorus, small freshwater fishes from Meso-America, have an extended caudal fin, or sword – hence their common name “swordtails”. Longer swords are preferred by females from both sworded and – surprisingly also, nonsworded (platyfish) species that belong to the same genus. Swordtails have been studied widely as models in research on sexual selection. Specifically, the pre-existing bias hypothesis was interpreted to best explain the observed bia...

  9. Are oral protein supplements helpful in the management of malnutrition in dialysis patients?

    OpenAIRE

    Jeloka, T. K.; Dharmatti, G.; Jamdade, T.; Pandit, M

    2013-01-01

    A randomized study was planned to compare the effects of whey and egg albumin protein supplements in dialysis patients. Fifty adult patients were randomized to receive either whey protein or egg albumin as per their deficit calculated from K/DOQI recommendations. Actual intake was calculated from three-day dietary diary. Assessment of nutritional status was done by serum albumin and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). Repeat evaluation was done after 6 months. The mean initial intake of pro...

  10. Attractive Inverse Square Potential, U(1) Gauge, and Winding Transitions

    OpenAIRE

    Nisoli, Cristiano; Bishop, Alan R

    2013-01-01

    The inverse square potential arises in a variety of different quantum phenomena, yet notoriously it must be handled with care: it suffers from pathologies rooted in the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. We show that its recently studied conformality-breaking corresponds to an infinitely smooth winding-unwinding topological transition for the {\\it classical} statistical mechanics of a one-dimensional system: this describes the the tangling/untangling of floppy polymers under a bia...

  11. Measurements of body fat is associated with markers of inflammation, insulin resistance and lipid levels in both overweight and in lean, healthy subjects

    OpenAIRE

    Wesseltoft-Rao, Nima; Holven, Kirsten B.; Telle-Hansen, Vibeke H.; Narverud, Ingunn; Iversen, Per Ole; Hjermstad, Marianne J.; Dahlman, Ingrid; Ulven, Stine M; Bye, Asta

    2012-01-01

    Background & aims: Low-grade inflammation is associated with fat mass in overweight. Whether this association exists in lean persons is unknown. Aims were to investigate associations between anthropometric measures of fat distribution and fat mass (% and kg) assessed by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Furthermore we wanted to investigate the relationship between fat mass and markers of insulin resistance, inflammation, and lipids in healthy subjects in different BMI categories. Me...

  12. Transcriptome analysis of 20 taxonomically related benzylisoquinoline alkaloid-producing plants

    OpenAIRE

    Jillian M. Hagel; Morris, Jeremy S.; Lee, Eun-Jeong; Desgagné-Penix, Isabel; Bross, Crystal D.; Chang, Limei; Chen, Xue; Farrow, Scott C; Zhang, Ye; Soh, Jung; Sensen, Christoph W; Peter J. Facchini

    2015-01-01

    Background Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) represent a diverse class of plant specialized metabolites sharing a common biosynthetic origin beginning with tyrosine. Many BIAs have potent pharmacological activities, and plants accumulating them boast long histories of use in traditional medicine and cultural practices. The decades-long focus on a select number of plant species as model systems has allowed near or full elucidation of major BIA pathways, including those of morphine, sanguinar...

  13. Phenotypic variation of Epipactis helleborine x E. atrorubens hybrids in anthropogenic conditions

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wojciech Adamowski

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid index has revealed the hybrid nature of helleborine populations growing on disturbed habitats in Białowieża Forest and its western foreland. An analysis of eight traits has revealed that hybrids are morphologically more similar to E. helleborine. Hybrids differ from the typical E. helleborine first of all by: a very pubescent inflorescence axis, a considerable length of the subinflorescence internode. Also the range of phenotypical variation in these populations is shown.

  14. Observation of enhanced exchange bias behavior in NiCoMnSb Heusler alloys

    OpenAIRE

    Nayak, Ajaya K.; K. G. Suresh; Nigam, A. K.

    2010-01-01

    We report the observation of large exchange bias in Ni50-xCoxMn38Sb12 Heusler alloys with x=0, 2, 3, 4, 5, which is attributed to the coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases in the martensitic phase. The phase coexistence is possibly due to the supercooling of the high temperature ferromagnetic phase and the predominant antiferromagnetic component in the martensitic phase. The presence of exchange bias is well supported by the observation of training effect. The exchange bia...

  15. Parental Involvement in Brief Interventions for Adolescent Marijuana Use

    OpenAIRE

    Piehler, Timothy F.; WINTERS, KEN C.

    2015-01-01

    Adolescents (aged 12–18 years) identified in a school setting as abusing marijuana and other drugs were randomly assigned to complete one of two brief interventions (BIs). Adolescents and their parent (N = 259) were randomly assigned to receive either a 2-session adolescent only (BI-A) or a 2-session adolescent and additional parent session (BI-AP). Interventions were manualized and delivered in a school setting by trained counselors. Adolescents were assessed at intake and at 6 months follow...

  16. Nature of Solar Radiation as Encouraged to Produce an Increment of Dissolved Oxygen and Hydrogen Peroxide in Oxidation Ponds for Community Wastewater Treatment at H.M.The King’s LERD Project Site in Phetchaburi Province, Thailand

    OpenAIRE

    Thanit Pattamapitoon; Pramote Sirirote; Pannee Pakkong; Kasem Chunkao

    2013-01-01

    H.M.The King’s initiative nature by nature process for community wastewater treatment has been conducted since 1990 at Laem Phak Bia sub district, Ban Laem district, Phetchaburi province, Thailand on UTM 1442240 to 1443480 N and 0619271 to 0619271 E. The fresh food markets and households were the point sources of Phetchaburi municipal wastewater that flowing newly construction sewage system in order to receive them to four sub stations on both sides of Phetchaburi river before pumping to Klon...

  17. Combined synchrotron X-rays and image correlation analyses of biaxially deformed W/Cu nanocomposite thin films on Kapton

    OpenAIRE

    Djaziri, Soundes; Renault, Pierre-Olivier; Hild, François; Le Bourhis, Eric; Goudeau, Philippe; Thiaudière, Dominique; Faurie, Damien

    2011-01-01

    Abstract In-situ biaxial tensile tests within the elastic domain were conducted with W/Cu nanocomposite thin films deposited on a polyimide cruciform substrate thanks to a biaxial testing machine developed on the DiffAbs beamline at SOLEIL synchrotron. The mechanical behavior of the nanocomposite was characterized at the micro-scale and the macro-scale using simultaneously synchrotron X-ray diffraction and digital image correlation techniques. Strain analyses for equi-biaxial and non equi-bia...

  18. Above Ground Carbon Sequestration in Mangrove Forest Filtration System

    OpenAIRE

    Sureeporn Nipithwittaya; Surat Bualert

    2012-01-01

    The rate of above ground carbon sequestration was examined in mangrove forest filtration system pond within the King’s Royally Initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project that located in Thailand. It is divided into two sites: the study site and the reference site. The study site is the mangrove filtration system area where is directly affected from the municipal waste water and the reference site is the mangrove forest area where is indirectly affected from the mun...

  19. Changes in body fluid and energy compartments during prolonged hunger strike

    OpenAIRE

    Faintuch Joel; Soriano Francisco Garcia; Ladeira Jos Paulo; Janiszewski Mariano; Velasco Irineu Tadeu; Gama-Rodrigues Joaquim J.

    2000-01-01

    Prolonged total food deprivation in non-obese adults is rare, and few studies have documented body composition changes in this setting. In a group of eight hunger strikers who refused alimentation for 43 days, water and energy compartments were estimated, aiming to assess the impact of progressive starvation. Measurements included body mass index (BMI), triceps skinfold (TSF), arm muscle circumference (AMC), and bioimpedance (BIA) determinations of water, fat, lean body mass (LBM), and total ...

  20. Reliability of non-lethal assessment methods of body composition and energetic status exemplified by applications to eel (Anguilla anguilla) and carp (Cyprinus carpio)

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Klefoth, Thomas; Skov, Christian; Aarestrup, Kim; Arlinghaus, Robert

    2013-01-01

    tNon-lethal assessments of proximate body composition of fish can help unravelling the physiologicaland condition-dependent mechanisms of individual responses to ecological challenges. Common non-lethal methods designed to index nutrient composition in fish include the relative condition factor (Kn...... approach isthe most suitable method to non-lethally estimate energetic status in both, carp and eel, whereas BIA is oflimited use for energetic measurements in the same species, in contrast to other reports in the literature...