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

    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. Rheology and BIA

    Piquemal, M.; Zanotti, J. C.

    2012-12-01

    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)

  3. Rheology and BIA

    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)

  4. 25 CFR 103.38 - Is there anything else for BIA or the lender to do after BIA makes payment?

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Is there anything else for BIA or the lender to do after BIA makes payment? 103.38 Section 103.38 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR... there anything else for BIA or the lender to do after BIA makes payment? When BIA pays the lender on...

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

    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 verificò durante la fase secolare dell'amministrazione genovese della Corsica (1294-1768). La riflessione su questo caso specifico si allarga in una considerazione più ampia dell'apporto ligure nei dialetti corsi, spesso mini­ mi...

  6. 5 CFR 870.203 - Post-election BIA.

    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...

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

    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 verificò durante la fase secolare dell'amministrazione genovese della Corsica (1294-1768. La riflessione su questo caso specifico si allarga in una considerazione più ampia dell'apporto ligure nei dialetti corsi, spesso mini­ mizzato per motivi di ordine culturale e ideologico ma in realtà assai piu consistente di quanto si ritenga. Esso non si ridusse in particolare a un apporto lessicale (che per di più molti considerano, a torto, alquanto limitato ma interferì nella struttura fonetica e (come mostra il caso specifico grammaticale di alcune varietà maggior­ mente esposte, quelle formatesi o ristrutturatesi nell'ambito di processi di conver­ genza tra le varietà liguri dei centri urbani della Corsica e i dialetti corsi che anda­ vano progressivamente sovrapponendovisi.

  8. 5 CFR 870.202 - Basic insurance amount (BIA).

    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)...

  9. 25 CFR 171.515 - Who will BIA bill?

    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...

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

    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.

  11. 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.

    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] ...

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

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

    2016-02-18

    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

  13. Microsomal biotransformation of benzo[ghi]perylene, a mutagenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon without a "classic" bay region.

    Platt, Karl L; Grupe, Stefanie

    2005-04-01

    Carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), e.g., benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), possess a bay region comprising an ortho-fused benzene ring. Benzo[ghi]perylene (BghiP) represents the group of PAHs lacking such a "classic" bay region and hence cannot be metabolically converted like BaP to bay region dihydrodiol epoxides considered as ultimate mutagenic and carcinogenic metabolites of PAH. BghiP exhibits bacterial mutagenicity in strains TA98 (1.3 his(+)-revertant colonies/nmol) and TA100 (4.3 his(+)-revertant colonies/nmol) of Salmonella typhimurium after metabolic activation by the postmitochondrial hepatic fraction of CD rats treated with 3-methylcholanthrene. Inhibition of microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH) with 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propene oxide raised the bacterial mutagenicity of BghiP in TA98 almost 4-fold indicating arene oxides as ultimate mutagens. To confirm this assumption, the biotransformation of BghiP was elucidated. Incubation of BghiP with liver microsomes of CD rats treated with Aroclor 1254 yielded 17 ethyl acetate extractable metabolic products. Twelve metabolites were identified by a combination of chromatographic, spectroscopic, and biochemical methods. The microsomal biotransformation of BghiP proceeds by two pathways: Pathway I starts with the monooxygenase attack at the 7-position leading to the 7-phenol, which is transformed to the 7,8- and 7,10-diphenols followed by oxidation to the 7,8- and 7,10-quinones. On pathway II, the K regions of BghiP are successively converted to arene oxides yielding the indirectly identified 3,4-oxide and the 3,4,11,12-bisoxides. Enzymatic hydrolysis of the 3,4-oxide leads to the trans-3,4-dihydrodiol, which is oxidized to the 3,4-quinone. Similarly, the trans-3,4-trans-11,12-bisdihydrodiols and the trans-3,4-dihydrodiol 11,12-quinone are generated from the 3,4,11,12-bisoxides. The trans-3,4-dihydrodiol and the trans-3,4-trans-11,12-bisdihydrodiols are preferentially formed as R,R and R,R,R,R enantiomers

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

    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.

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

    Caicedo-Eraso, J. C.; González-Correa, C. H.; González-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.

  16. 25 CFR 170.608 - Can a tribe pay contract support costs from Department of the Interior or BIA appropriations?

    2010-04-01

    ... the Interior or BIA appropriations? 170.608 Section 170.608 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS... the Interior or BIA appropriations? No. Contract support costs for IRR construction projects cannot be paid out of Department of the Interior or BIA appropriations. Contracts and Agreements Under ISDEAA...

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

    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.

  18. 25 CFR 171.530 - What information must I provide BIA for billing purposes?

    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...

  19. 25 CFR 171.305 - Will BIA provide leaching service to me?

    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...

  20. Synthesis, microsome-mediated metabolism, and identification of major metabolites of environmental pollutant naphtho(8,1,2-ghi)chrysene

    Sharma, A.K.; Gowdahalli, K.; Gimbor, M.; Amin, S. [Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (United States)

    2008-05-15

    Naphtho(8,1,2-ghi)chrysene, commonly known as naphtho(1,2-e)pyrene (N(1,2-e)P) is a widespread environmental pollutant, identified in coal tar extract, air borne particulate matter, marine sediment, cigarette smoke condensate, and vehicle exhaust. Herein, we determined the ability of rat liver microsomes to metabolize N(1,2-e)P and an unequivocal assignment of the metabolites by comparing them with independently,synthesized standards. We developed the synthesis of both the fjord region and the K-region dihydrodiols and various phenolic derivatives for metabolite identification. In summary, N(1,2-e)P trans-11, 12-dihydrodiol was the major metabolite formed along with N(1,2-e)P 4,5-trtins-dihydrodiol and 12-OH-N(1,2-e)P on exposure of rat liver microsomes to N(1,2-e)P. The presence of N(1,2-e)P in the environment and formation of fjord region dihydrodiol 14 as a major metabolite in in vitro metabolism studies strongly suggest the role of N(1,2-e)P as a potential health hazard.

  1. Norte de África: a Líbia

    Correia, José

    2012-01-01

    Uma das características do atual ambiente internacional é o seu nível de imprevisibilidade e as revoltas árabes são um exemplo recente disso. Apesar da constatação de um crescente clima de insatisfação no Norte de África e das consequentes mudanças, ninguém previu o momento da sua ocorrência. No caso particular da Líbia, os acontecimentos têm implicações para a região, para a Europa e, consequentemente, para Portugal, devido sobretudo à sua grande dependência energética dos recursos líbios...

  2. Książka o getcie białostockim

    Kerszman, Gustaw

    2014-01-01

    Remarks about the book: Rafael Rajzner, Henry R. Lew: Losy nieopowiedziane. Zagłada Żydów białostockich 1939-1945 (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. E. Ringelbluma : Warszawa 2013)......Remarks about the book: Rafael Rajzner, Henry R. Lew: Losy nieopowiedziane. Zagłada Żydów białostockich 1939-1945 (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. E. Ringelbluma : Warszawa 2013)...

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

    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.

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

    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

  5. 25 CFR 166.901 - How will the BIA select an agriculture intern?

    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...

  6. Estados Unidos e Arábia Saudita: desafio do governo Obama

    Virgílio Caixeta Arraes

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata do relacionamento diplomático
    entre Estados Unidos e Arábia Saudita. Narra a atual
    dificuldade da Casa Branca de aproximar-se mais
    daquele país, o maior produtor de petróleo.

  7. 25 CFR 170.2 - What is the IRR Program and BIA Road Maintenance Program policy?

    2010-04-01

    ... policy? 170.2 Section 170.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER... and BIA Road Maintenance Program policy? (a) It is the policy of the Secretary of the Interior and the... planning, conduct, and administration of the programs; (4) Encourage the inclusion of these programs...

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  11. Smart Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Spectrometer for BIA and BIVA Applications.

    Harder, Rene; Diedrich, Andre; Whitfield, Jonathan S; Buchowski, Macie S; Pietsch, John B; Baudenbacher, Franz J

    2016-08-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a noninvasive and commonly used method for the assessment of body composition including body water. We designed a small, portable and wireless multi-frequency impedance spectrometer based on the 12 bit impedance network analyzer AD5933 and a precision wide-band constant current source for tetrapolar whole body impedance measurements. The impedance spectrometer communicates via Bluetooth with mobile devices (smart phone or tablet computer) that provide user interface for patient management and data visualization. The export of patient measurement results into a clinical research database facilitates the aggregation of bioelectrical impedance analysis and biolectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) data across multiple subjects and/or studies. The performance of the spectrometer was evaluated using a passive tissue equivalent circuit model as well as a comparison of body composition changes assessed with bioelectrical impedance and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in healthy volunteers. Our results show an absolute error of 1% for resistance and 5% for reactance measurements in the frequency range of 3 kHz to 150 kHz. A linear regression of BIA and DXA fat mass estimations showed a strong correlation (r(2)=0.985) between measures with a maximum absolute error of 6.5%. The simplicity of BIA measurements, a cost effective design and the simple visual representation of impedance data enables patients to compare and determine body composition during the time course of a specific treatment plan in a clinical or home environment. PMID:26863670

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

    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...

  13. 25 CFR 1000.123 - Are there non-BIA programs for which the Secretary must negotiate for inclusion in an AFA subject...

    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...

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

    Falentin, Hélène; Deutsch, Stéphanie-Marie; Loux, Valentin; Hammani, Amal; Buratti, Julien; Parayre, Sandrine; Chuat, Victoria; Barbe, Valérie; Aury, Jean-Marc; Jan, Gwenaël; 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

  15. Zakład Medycyny Sądowej w Bielsku-Białej

    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.

  16. Estudo experimental do efeito das hastes femorais na tíbia RATJ

    Rego, Ana Maria Moreira Amorim de

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho visa avaliar o uso das hastes no fémur quando existem defeitos ósseos significativos neste que possam influenciar o comportamento biomecânico da tíbia. Para tal, foi seleccionada a prótese de joelho P.F.C. Sigma Knee System como elemento para a realização do estudo comparativo. Realizaram-se três modelos experimentais e numéricos, nomeadamente a prótese com haste cimentada, outra com haste press-fit e um modelo sem haste. No modelo experimental começou-se po...

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

    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...

  18. Digestão anaeróbia de lixiviado de aterro sanitário

    Rocha, Maria Carolina Vieira da

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Este estudo avaliou a influência do bioaumento da microbiota sobre o processo da digestão anaeróbia de lixiviado de aterro sanitário. Foram construídos dois reatores anaeróbios em bateladas sequenciais, com biomassa autoimobilizada na forma de lodo anaeróbio proveniente da lagoa facultativa do Aterro Sanitário de Curitiba. Um dos reatores foi inoculado com microrganismos típicos, cultivados a partir do próprio lixiviado de aterro sanitário. As eficiências na remoção das variáveis DQO,...

  19. 25 CFR 166.214 - Will the BIA notify the permittee of any change in land title status?

    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...

  20. POTÊNCIA E CAPACIDADE ANAERÓBIA EM ATLETAS DE KARATE

    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.

  1. Carotenoids in certain lichens of Białowieża Forest

    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.

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

    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:

  3. Localized BIA identifies structural and pathophysiological changes in soft tissue after post-traumatic injuries in soccer

    Nescolarde Selva, Lexa Digna; Yanguas Leyes, Javier; Lukaski, Henry; Rodas Font, Gil; Rosell Ferrer, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Localized bioimpedance (BIA) was measured with a single frequency phase-sensitive analyzer at 50 kHz in three post-traumatic types of injuries on four professional soccer players: (1) myositis ossificans, (2) intramuscular seroma and (3) trochanteric (hip) bursitis. Normal reference value (no injury) was obtained from the contra lateral not injured limb at a mirror-like location of the injury. The relative variations resistance (R) and reactance (Xc) at the time of inj...

  4. Approaches to teaching high school students about environmental protection in the Greater Bielsko-Biała Metropolitan Area (Poland

    Tomczewska-Popowycz Natalia

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study is to assess the level of knowledge about local environmental protection among high school students in Bielsko-Biała and the surrounding areas. This sort of knowledge is part of the curriculum and is covered in various natural science school courses, such as geography, biology, chemistry, and social sciences. Various laws and regulations mandate that ecology is part of the secondary education curriculum – “Podstawa programowa kształcenia ogólnego” (2002, 2008 a, b. The Bielsko-Biała area is known for its valuable natural resources and natural attractions. It is home to twelve protected natural areas, including: two sanctuaries, two scenic landscape parks, four nature and landscape complexes, two unique endangered ecosystems, and two protected Natura 2000 areas, as well as 62 natural landmarks. The present paper presents results of a study that was conducted by means of a survey of Bielsko-Biała’s high school students with respect to their knowledge about these protected natural areas. The results of the study revealed that the vast majority of the students do not take an interest in environmental protection issues. Moreover, the high school students displayed unsatisfactory knowledge about the protected natural areas around their city. The survey revealed that the study subjects were unable to identify the types of natural protected areas surrounding their city, let alone list or name the specific sanctuaries or natural landmarks. These disappointing findings generalize for both the students who live in Bielsko-Biała, and those who live in the distant northern provinces of the region. The results of the study stress the need for field trips and other programs aimed at advancing students’ knowledge in this area. The need to incentivize teachers to organize field trips and other events of this kind is also highlited.

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

    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.

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

    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...

  7. Detection and kinetic studies of triplex formation by oligodeoxynucleotides using real-time biomolecular interaction analysis (BIA).

    Bates, P. J.; Dosanjh, H. S.; S. Kumar; Jenkins, T. C.; Laughton, C A; Neidle, S

    1995-01-01

    Real-time biomolecular interaction analysis (BIA) has been applied to triplex formation between oligodeoxynucleotides. 5'-Biotinylated oligonucleotides were immobilised on the streptavidin-coated surface of a biosensor chip and subsequently hybridised to their complementary strand. Sequence-specific triplex formation was observed when a suitable third-strand oligopyrimidine was injected over the surface-bound duplex. In addition, a single-stranded oligonucleotide immobilised on the chip surfa...

  8. Enantioselective HPLC-UV method for determination of eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093) and its metabolites in human plasma

    Alves, Gilberto; Figueiredo, Isabel; Castel-Branco, Margarida; Loureiro, Ana; Fortuna, Ana; Falcão, Amílcar; Caramona, Margarida

    2007-01-01

    Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093) is a novel central nervous system drug undergoing clinical phase III trials for epilepsy and phase II trials for bipolar disorder. A simple and reliable chiral reversed-phase HPLC-UV method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of eslicarbazepine acetate, oxcarbazepine, S-licarbazepine and R-licarbazepine in human plasma. The analytes and internal standard were extracted from plasma by a solid-phase extraction using Waters ...

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

    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...

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

    Wanda Stojanowska

    2014-01-01

    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.

  11. Estudo do desvio rotacional da tíbia Study of the tibial rotational deviation

    Pedro José Labronici

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o desvio rotacional pós-operatório das fraturas diafisárias da tíbia de pacientes tratadas com haste intramedular bloqueada não-fresada e placa em ponte, utilizando a tomografia computadorizada. MÉTODOS: foram tratados 113 pacientes com fraturas diafisárias da tíbia, sendo que em 42 fraturas os autores utilizaram haste intramedular bloqueada e em 71 foram utilizadas placa em ponte. O método tomográfico utilizado ara se obter as medidas da rotação tibial. Foi empregada a classificação AO das fraturas; à exposição: fechadas e expostas e a percentagem de desvios em rotação interna e externa. RESULTADOS: foi demonstrado não haver diferença significativa de rotação tibial nos seguintes parâmetros analisados: localização, rotação interna ou externa e nos tipos A e B da classificação AO. Porém, nas fraturas do tipo C e nas fraturas expostas, a haste intramedular bloqueada apresentou diferença rotacional significativamente menor (p = 0,028 e (p = 0,05, quando comparada à placa em ponte. CONCLUSÃO: independente da localização das fraturas diafisárias da tíbia, os desvios rotacionais estão relacionados à energia do trauma, apresentando uma maior dificuldade de controle com a técnica placa em ponte.OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the postoperative rotational deviation of diaphyseal tibial fractures in patients treated with non-reamed, interlocking intramedullary nailing and bridge plate, using computerized tomography for measurement. METHOD: one hundred and thirteen patients with diaphyseal tibial fractures were treated; 42 fractures were treated with non-reamed, interlocking intramedullary nailing, and 71 fractures were treated with bridge plate. Tibial rotation measurements were obtained by using the CT scan. All of the fractures were classified by the AO scale, by their presentation (closed and open and the percentage of deviation on internal and external rotation. RESULTS: no significant difference in

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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 obese, the problematic of SO will be found earlier in life.

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

    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

  16. Development of a liquid chromatography assay for the determination of opicapone and BIA 9-1079 in rat matrices.

    Gonçalves, Daniela; Alves, Gilberto; Fortuna, Ana; Soares-da-Silva, Patrício; Falcão, Amílcar

    2016-03-01

    Opicapone is a novel potent, reversible and purely peripheral third generation catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor, currently under clinical trials as an adjunct to levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease. To support additional nonclinical pharmacokinetic studies, a novel high-performance liquid chromatographic method coupled to a diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) to quantify opicapone and its active metabolite (BIA 9-1079) in rat plasma and tissues (liver and kidney) is herein reported. The analytes were extracted from rat samples through a deproteinization followed by liquid-liquid extraction. Chromatographic separation was achieved in less than 10 min on a reversed-phase C18 column, applying a gradient elution program with 0.05 M monosodium phosphate solution (pH 2.45 ± 0.05) and acetonitrile. Calibration curves were linear (r(2)  ≥ 0.994) within the ranges of 0.04-6.0 µg/mL for both analytes in plasma, 0.04-4.0 µg/mL for opicapone in liver and kidney homogenates, and 0.07-4.0 µg/mL and 0.06-4.0 µg/mL for BIA 9-1079 in liver and kidney homogenates, respectively. The overall intra- and inter-day accuracy ranged from -12.68% to 7.70% and the imprecision values did not exceed 11.95%. This new HPLC-DAD assay was also successfully applied to quantify opicapone and BIA 9-1079 in a preliminary pharmacokinetic study. PMID:26147707

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

    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

  18. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACUTE FLUID LOSS AND BODY FAT PERCENTAGE BY USING BIA METHOD TO DETERMİNE BODY COMPOSİTİON

    Mehmet; VAN, Ali; Yücel

    2015-01-01

    Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) is so popular technique to analysis body fat mass (BFM), free fat mass (FFM), lean body mass (LBM) and total body fluid (TBF) in both healthy and patient subjects. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the acute weight(fluid) loss on body fat mass and percentage by using BIA method. In this study 43 soccer players (age: 21.90; length: 179.62and weight: 73.90) who playing in college league in Afyonkarahisar province has been participated....

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

    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.

  20. Forms of Physical Activity of Biała Podlaska Preschool Children

    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.

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

    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.

  2. 25 CFR 1000.68 - May non-BIA bureaus provide technical assistance to a Tribe/Consortium in drafting its planning...

    2010-04-01

    ... Tribe/Consortium in drafting its planning grant application? 1000.68 Section 1000.68 Indians OFFICE OF... Process § 1000.68 May non-BIA bureaus provide technical assistance to a Tribe/Consortium in drafting its... technical assistance to the Tribe/Consortium in the drafting of its planning grant application....

  3. bia, um caso particular: da guerra civil à guerra internacional pelo controle dos poços de petróleo

    Filipe Giuseppe Dal Bo Ribeiro

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata sobre uma questão inserida na atual tensão do mundo árabe no norte da África, o caso da Líbia. As potências ocidentais acusam o líder da Líbia Muamar Kadafi de crimes contra a humanidade e atacam em uma coalizão representada pela OTAN. Meses antes essas mesmas potências realizavam negócios com o líder líbio que doravante é o mau a ser combatido. Essa pode ser mais uma guerra pelo petróleo, mas agora inserida numa região que vive um colapso político de origem muito diversa do que ocorre na Líbia. Na verdade o que vem ocorrendo na Líbia é uma guerra civil e não uma rebelião popular e o principal objetivo desta guerra é o petróleo. A medida que as forças de Trípoli foram adquirindo armas das potências ocidentais essa guerra ficou desigual e afetou os interesses das multinacionais do petróleo instaladas na região

  4. 25 CFR 162.256 - What will BIA do if a tenant holds over after the expiration or cancellation of an agricultural...

    2010-04-01

    ... expiration or cancellation of an agricultural lease? 162.256 Section 162.256 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS... What will BIA do if a tenant holds over after the expiration or cancellation of an agricultural lease? If a tenant remains in possession after the expiration or cancellation of an agricultural lease,...

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

    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.

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

    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.

  7. Fraturas da diáfise da tíbia Tibial shaft fractures

    Kodi Edson Kojima

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A fratura de osso longo mais frequente é a da diáfise da tíbia, e seu tratamento adequado evita o aparecimento de falhas da consolidação, consolidação viciosa e reoperações. Para classificar a fratura ainda se utiliza a classificação AO/OTA, mas vale a pena conhecer a classificação de Ellis, que também inclui a avaliação da lesão das partes moles. A síndrome compartimental é uma associação frequente, e o diagnóstico precoce pode ser feito precocemente com avaliação dos parâmetros clínicos e uma monitorização clínica constante. Feito o diagnóstico, deve-se realizar a fasciotomia. A avaliação da consolidação sempre é difícil, mas o método de RUST pode ajudar nessa avaliação. Avalia-se a radiografia em duas projeções, dando-se pontos para a presença da linha de fratura e a presença de calo ósseo visível. Hoje em dia se discute o dogma das seis horas para a limpeza da fratura exposta. Considera-se de mais importância o início precoce da antibioticoterapia endovenosa e a gravidade da lesão. A questão do fechamento precoce ou tardio da lesão em uma fratura exposta passou por várias fases, com épocas se indicando o fechamento precoce e épocas o tardio. Atualmente se preconiza, sempre que possível, o fechamento precoce da lesão, pois isso diminui o risco de infecção. A fresagem do canal quando da introdução da haste intramedular ainda é um assunto controverso. Apesar de fortes posições pessoais a favor da fresagem, os estudos mostram haver alguma vantagem nas fraturas fechadas, mas não nas expostas.The long-bone fractures occur most frequently in the tibial shaft. Adequate treatment of such fractures avoids consolidation failure, skewed consolidation and reoperation. To classify these fractures, the AO/OTA classification method is still used, but it is worthwhile getting to know the Ellis classification method, which also includes assessment of soft-tissue injuries. There is often an

  8. Biodigestão anaeróbia de efluente de abatedouro avícola

    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.

  9. BMI or BIA: Is Body Mass Index or Body Fat Mass a Better Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk in Overweight or Obese Children and Adolescents?

    Barbara Bohn

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Body fat (BF percentiles for German children and adolescents have recently been published. This study aims to evaluate the association between bioelectrical impedance analysis(BIA-derived BF and cardiovascular risk factors and to investigate whether BF is better suited than BMI in children and adolescents. Methods: Data of 3,327 children and adolescents (BMI > 90th percentile were included. Spearman's correlation and receiver operating characteristics (ROCs were applied determining the associations between BMI or BF and cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, elevated liver enzymes, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism. Area under the curve (AUC was calculated to predict cardiovascular risk factors. Results: A significant association between both obesity indices and hypertension was present (all p Conclusion: BIA-derived BF was not superior to BMI to predict cardiovascular risk factors in overweight or obese children and adolescents.

  10. Producció d'energia per digestió anaeròbia de residus biodegradables a Catalunya. Horitzó 2010

    Flotats Ripoll, Xavier; Casañé, Antoni

    2001-01-01

    Treball realitzat sobre el potencial energètics dels residus biodegradables en el marc de la redacció del pla d'energia de Catalunya 2001-2010. Dins l’aprofitament energètic dels residus biodegradables a Catalunya, la digestió anaeròbia juga un paper molt important. El interès de la digestió anaeròbia es centra, en primer lloc, per produir energia en forma de biogàs i, en segon lloc, com a estabilitzador de la matèria orgànica. El potencial energètic màxim teòric tenint en compte el bio...

  11. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACUTE FLUID LOSS AND BODY FAT PERCENTAGE BY USING BIA METHOD TO DETERMİNE BODY COMPOSİTİON

    Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA is so popular technique to analysis body fat mass (BFM, free fat mass (FFM, lean body mass (LBM and total body fluid (TBF in both healthy and patient subjects. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the acute weight(fluid loss on body fat mass and percentage by using BIA method. In this study 43 soccer players (age: 21.90; length: 179.62and weight: 73.90 who playing in college league in Afyonkarahisar province has been participated. Body weight, total body fluid, body fat percentage and fat mass of soccer players were measured by using BIA(Tanita method before and after the matches. Paired t test has been used to compare pretest and posttest values. Pearson's correlation analysis has been used to determine relationship between tests values. Statistically differences has been determined between pre-post body weight and body fat TBF (p<0,01. Also, highly negative correlation has been determined between pre-post body fluide loss percentage differences and pre-post body fat mass percentage differences (r=-,766; p<0,001. Theoretically, body fat loss is expected following weight loss after computation, anything but rising rate of body fat was observed. So it is speculated that bio-electric facing more resistance in the body due to fluid loss. Therefore more body fat calculated. Dehydration should be taken into account for the measurements made by the BIA method, because of changes in body fat percentages. It is suggested that fluid intake of the subjects should be under control before the measurementin the studies.

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

    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...

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

    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.

  14. Radosław Kaleta, Białorusko-polska homonimia międzyjęzykowa, Warszawa: Slawistyczny Ośrodek Wydawniczy, 2014, 167 ss.

    Maksim Duszkin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Review The text is a presentation of R. Kaleta's book Białorusko-polska homonimia międzyjęzykowa published in 2014 by the Slavic Publishing Centre of the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS. The monograph includes an analysis of source literature and some theoretical reflections on a phenomenon of the so-called interlanguage homonymy. The book also includes a brief vocabulary of selected Belarusian-Polish interlanguage homonyms. Recenzja W recenzji przedstawiono wydaną w 2014 r. w Slawistycznym Ośrodku Wydawniczym Instytutu Slawistyki PAN książkę R. Kalety Białorusko-polska homonimia międzyjęzykowa. Monografia zawiera między innymi opis literatury przedmiotu oraz rozważania teoretyczne, dotyczące zjawiska tzw. hominimii międzyjęzykowej. Znaleźć w niej można również słowniczek wybranych białorusko-polskich hominimów międzyjęzykowych.

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

    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.

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

    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

  17. Białowieża Forest (Ne-Poland and Valday Np ( Nw-Russia – Biogeographical Characteristics of Eutrophic Deciduous Forests

    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 Białowieża 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.

  18. DIFERENTES DOSES DE BIOFERTILIZANTE PROVENIENTE DA DIGESTÃO ANAERÓBIA DE EFLUENTE DE PROCESSAMENTO DE MANDIOCA NO CULTIVO DE SOJA

    Pessuti, Carlos Alexandre Alves; Hermes, Eliane; Neves, Andressa Caroline; Silva, Rafaela Pachega da; Penachio, Manoel; Zenatti, Dilcemara Cristina

    2015-01-01

    O biofertilizante proveniente da digestão anaeróbia do efluente da indústria de processamento de mandioca é rico em material orgânico, fornecendo elementos essenciais para o desenvolvimento da planta, como, nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio. Adicionado ao solo promove a mineralização dos elementos que poderão ser absorvidos pelas plantas da mesma forma que os dos fertilizantes minerais, além de melhorar suas qualidades físicas, químicas e biológicas. O objetivo deste estudo consistiu no uso de e...

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

    K. Krzysiak Michał; Dackiewicz Jerzy; Kęsik-Maliszewska Julia; Larska Magdalena

    2014-01-01

    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 so...

  20. Molecular dynamics of spin crossover: The (P, T) phase diagram of [Fe(PM-BIA){sub 2}(NCS){sub 2}

    Marbeuf, A. [Université de Bordeaux-CNRS, LOMA, 351 cours de la Libération, F-33400 Talence (France); Matar, S.F., E-mail: matar@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr [CNRS, ICMCB, UPR 9048, F-33600 Pessac (France); Univ. Bordeaux, ICMCB, UPR 9048, F-33600 Pessac (France); Négrier, P. [Université de Bordeaux-CNRS, LOMA, 351 cours de la Libération, F-33400 Talence (France); Kabalan, L.; Létard, J.F.; Guionneau, P. [CNRS, ICMCB, UPR 9048, F-33600 Pessac (France); Univ. Bordeaux, ICMCB, UPR 9048, F-33600 Pessac (France)

    2013-07-11

    Highlights: • [Fe(PM-BIA){sub 2}(NCS){sub 2}] is identified in high and low spin states, showing spin crossover. • DFT studies provide charges and Morse potentials used in MD for orthorhombic phase. • DFT and MD simulations reproduce thermodynamics leading to enthalpy variation. • Spin crossover T{sub 1/2} calculated within range of experiment from enthalpies and structure. • Calculated (P, T) phase diagram shows monoclinic polymorph in two spin states. - Abstract: The spin crossover properties and the domains of existence of the different phases for the [Fe(PM-BIA){sub 2}(NCS){sub 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. Generalized GHY term for f(R) Gravity

    Alhamzawi, Ahmed; Alhamzawi, Rahim

    2014-01-01

    A generalization to the Gibbons-Hawking-York boundary term for metric $f(R)$ gravity theories is introduced. A redefinition of the Gibbons-Hawking-York term is proposed. The proposed new definition is used to derive a consistent set of field equations and is extended to metric $f(R)$ gravity theories. The surface terms in the action are gathered into a total variation of some quantity. A total divergence term is added to the action to cancel these terms. Finally, the new definition is proven ...

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

    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.

  3. Efeitos do treinamento de corrida em diferentes intensidades sobre a capacidade aeróbia e produção de lactato pelo músculo de ratos Wistar Running training effects in different intensities on the aerobic capacity and lactate production by the muscle of Wistar rats

    Michel Barbosa de Araújo; Fúlvia de Barros Manchado-Gobatto; Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli; Carla Ribeiro; Clécia Soares de Alencar Mota; Claudio Alexandre Gobatto; Maria Alice Rostom de Mello

    2009-01-01

    São raros os estudos que associam indicadores de capacidade aeróbia e os substratos produzidos pelo metabolismo muscular em ratos. Dessa forma, o objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o efeito do treinamento de corrida em duas diferentes intensidades sobre a capacidade aeróbia e a produção de lactato pelo músculo sóleo isolado de ratos. Ratos Wistar (90 dias) tiveram a transição metabólica aeróbio-anaeróbia determinada pelo teste de máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL). Em seguida, os ra...

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

    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

  5. Energia solar térmica como fonte de calor no processo de digestão anaeróbia

    Tavares, Rosana Sofia Gomes

    2014-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica A gestão de resíduos encontra-se cada vez mais sob restrições crescentes, em especial no que toca aos resíduos orgânicos. O tratamento biológico da fração orgânica dos resíduos sólidos urbanos (RSU) constitui uma solução necessária a ter em conta na gestão de resíduos, ao promover a redução da matéria orgânica, através dos processos de estabilização e de recuperação de nutrientes. A digestão anaeróbia assume particular destaque ...

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

    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.

  7. Wood-inhabiting fungi of the Białowieża virgin forest in Poland. XVIII. Amylocystis lapponica (RomellBond. & Sing.

    Stanisław Domański

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The author examined the microstructure of the fruitbody and culture of polypore Amylocystis lapponica (Romell Bond. & Sing., common in the Białowieża virgin forest on lying logs of Picea excelsa with symptoms of advanced brown rot produced by Fomitopsis rosea (Alb. & Schw. ex Fr. P. Karst. In the fruitbody a monomitic hyphal system was revealed consisting for the most part of thick-walled nodose-septate hyphae 4-10,5 μm thick. Moreover, by examination of four cultures obtained from basidiospores, it was found (1 that the diploid mycelium gives nearly always a negative reaction, whereas the haploid mycelia give positive reactions in tests for extracellular oxidase, and (2 that the fungus is tetrapolar.

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

    Tofiluk Anna

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

    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...

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

    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, ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    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.

  18. Nonmelanoma skin cancer incidence in the inhabitants of Bielsko-Biała subregion in Silesia Voivodeship in the years 1999–2005

    Małgorzata Juszko-Piekut

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background. Our earlier studies, on incidence rates of non-melanoma skin cancers in the inhabitants of Silesia Voivodeship between 1999 and 2003, confirmed a steady increase of incidence rates in both genders. An average annual increase in non-melanoma skin cancers incidence rates between 1999 and 2003 was 4.2% and 4.8% for men and women, respectively. Higher incidence rates of non-melanoma skin cancer in inhabitants of regions with intensive solar irradiation suggest that a total dose of UV radiation may have an important impact on the development of skin cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence rates of non-melanoma skin cancers in the inhabitants of a mountain area of Silesia Voivodeship in the years 1999–2005. Material and methods. The incidence data was provided by the Silesia Cancer Registry. The incidence rates were estimated by calculating age-specific and standardized rates using direct method and the “the world population” as a standard, and a cumulative risk. Results. The non-melanoma skin cancers incidence rate in Bielsko Biała subregion is higher than in other parts of Silesia Voivodeship. There are also significant differences between the incidence rates of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are unfavorable for the inhabitants in this subregion. A cumulative risk shows that the risk of cancer development is higher for the inhabitants in Bielsko Biała subregion. The number of cancer cases is significantly increasing after the age of 50, and the largest number of patients is recorded in the oldest age groups. Conclusions High incidence rate in inhabitants of the mountain area of Upper Silesia proves that intensive UV irradiation can induce the development of non-melanoma skin cancers as well as both leading histological types of cancer under study.

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

    Carlos Henrique Maciel Brunner; João Paulo Boccia; Maria de Fátima Monteiro Martins; Fábio Futema; Marilene Machado Silva; Milton Kolber; Sabrina Caruso Chate; José Jofre Martins Bayeux

    2006-01-01

    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 esquelét...

  20. 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

    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...

  1. Determinação rápida de hidroquinona usando análise por injeção em batelada (BIA com detecção amperométrica

    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 µmol L-1, R=0.9999, low detection limit (0.016 µmol 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.

  2. 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

    Arlem Nascimento de Oliveira; Luiz Antonio de Oliveira; Jerusa Souza Andrade; Aloisio Freitas Chagas Júnior

    2006-01-01

    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. Fo...

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

    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.

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

    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.

  5. Diseño de una impulsión por bombeo para el suministro de agua a las urbanizaciones de Nova Xàbia, La Plana y La Corona, en Jávea (Alicante)

    LLORENS GARDUÑO, HÉCTOR

    2016-01-01

    [ES] El objeto de este proyecto es el diseño y dimensionado de una impulsión de bombeo de agua potable entre dos depósitos situados en el término municipal de Jávea (Alicante). Con ello se pretende abastecer a tres urbanizaciones de este municipio (Nova Xàbia, La Plana y La Corona). Para ello, se estudian los posibles trazados para la conducción, así como las distintas alternativas en cuanto a las bombas necesarias y el tiempo que deben estar en funcionamiento a lo largo del...

  6. Fechamento das placas epifisárias do metacarpiano principal, do rádio e da tíbia em potros Crioulos Closure time of the epiphyseal plates in the third metacarpus, radius and tibia in Criollo foals

    Rodrigo Colares Luiz; Flavio Desessards De La Corte; Karin Erica Brass

    2007-01-01

    Com o objetivo de determinar a idade do fechamento das placas de crescimento dos ossos longos, foram usados 92 potros da raça crioula com idades entre 6 a 29 meses, machos e fêmeas, provenientes de cinco criatórios diferentes. Foram radiografadas as placas epifisárias distais do terceiro metacarpiano, do rádio e da tíbia. A imagem radiográfica foi classificada quanto ao fechamento em: visível, parcialmente visível ou não visível. Foram avaliados a influência do sexo, da propriedade e do regim...

  7. Fratura periprotética da tíbia combinada com fratura de fadiga da haste tibial de artroplastia total do joelho Tibial periprosthetic fracture combined with tibial stem stress fracture from total knee arthroplasty

    Fernando Fonseca; Edgar Rebelo; António Completo

    2011-01-01

    As complicações das artroplastias totais do joelho relacionadas com o próprio material são muito raras, exceto o desgaste do polietileno. Neste artigo os autores reportam o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino de 58 anos referenciada ao pronto-socorro do nosso hospital por uma fratura periprotética tibial (tipo I da classificação da Mayo Clinic). Uma observação mais cuidadosa mostrou a presença concomitante da referida fratura da tíbia associada à fratura de fadiga da haste tibial. A prótese...

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

    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.

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

    Cristian Javier Ramirez Lizana

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available 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-20 de um clube do estado de São Paulo, Brasil, com estatura 1,72±0,08 m e massa corporal 61,17±9,18 kg, com no mínimo cinco anos de prática na modalidade. Os atletas realizaram o teste de análise direta dos gases em esteira ergométrica e após 48 horas foi realizado o Yo-Yo IR1. Resultados: Os resultados apontaram uma correlação significante entre os testes (r=0,524; p<0,01, porém o Yo-Yo IR1 subestimou as medidas de análise direta dos gases em laboratório (44,98ml/kg/min e 48,14ml/kg/min, respectivamente. Conclusão: Os resultados apontaram uma correlação moderada entre as medidas de VO2max, dessa forma pode-se utilizar ambos os testes para análise da potência aeróbia dos jogadores de futebol, desde que seja repetido o mesmo protocolo nas avaliações subsequentes.

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

    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.

  11. Adição de óleo e lipase sobre a biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos suínos

    João Paulo Rodrigues

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi verificar a eficiência da co-digestão anaeróbia dos dejetos suínos com crescentes níveis de adição de óleo de descarte e lipase. Foram testadas quatro doses de óleos (8, 12, 16 e 20g kg-1 de substrato e 3 doses de lipase (1, 2 e 3g kg-1 de substrato. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: redução de sólidos totais (ST, sólidos voláteis (SV e número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais (CT e termotolerantes (CTT, além do pH, demanda química de oxigênio (DQO, produção e potenciais de produção de biogás. Os resultados demonstraram que houve influência das adições de óleo e lipase sobre as reduções de ST SV e pH do efluente, seguindo um modelo de predição linear e decrescente. As reduções do NMP de CT e CTT foram mais elevadas nos tratamentos com maior adição de óleo e lipase. A produção de biogás apresentou uma correlação negativa com as adições de lipase, sendo que estas proporcionaram efeito linear decrescente sobre os potenciais de produção de biogás/kg de dejeto, ST e SV adicionado. As adições de óleo e lipase não proporcionam efeitos favoráveis sobre as produções de biogás.

  12. The tourism potential of the commune Janów Podlaski and its evaluation of tourism appeal as compared to the administrative district of Biała Podlaska (Lublin voivodeship)

    Skrzypczak, Andrzej; Chmielewska, Anna Beata

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis has been to evaluate tourism appeal of the commune of Janów Podlaski, as compared to the other communes in the administrative district of Biała Podlaska, and to analyse the recreational potential of the natural environment within the commune and it's present day infrastructure for tourism industry. For evaluation of the tourism attractiveness of the commune, based on comparative analysis, the method of synthetic measures was applied. The commune of Janów Podlaski belongs to one of the most attractive areas for tourists in the administrative district of Biała Podlaska. The attractiveness of the commune is associated with the Bug river, which flows across high-value landscapes and possess many ecological assets. Development of water tourism, however, is hindered by the fact that the Bug forms part of Poland's state border and it's water is rather polluted. Walking tourism in the commune of Janów Podlaski is encouraged owing to a well-developed and properly sing-posted networks of trails. The accommodation facilities are not evenly distributed as most of the rooms for tourists can be found in Janów Podlaski.

  13. 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

    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

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    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

  17. Desempenho da co-digestão anaeróbia de dejetos suínos com inclusão de glicerina bruta

    Alice Watte Schwingel

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo foi avaliar o desempenho da co-digestão anaeróbia de dejetos de suínos associados com crescentes doses de glicerina bruta, adotando-se diferentes tempos de retenção hidráulica (TRH. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3x4, três TRH (10; 17 e 24 dias e quatro doses de glicerina bruta (0; 5; 10 e 15% dos sólidos totais, com quatro repetições por tratamento. Os parâmetros avaliados foram produção e potencial de produção de biogás, reduções de sólidos totais (ST, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA. A produção de biogás e potencial de produção apresentaram efeito quadrático nos TRH de 17 e 24 dias, evidenciando como doses ideais 4,09 e 5,63% de glicerina bruta, respectivamente, para produção e 4,52 e 5,42% de glicerina bruta para potencial de produção. Não houve diferença entre as doses de glicerina bruta dentro do TRH de 10 dias para as reduções de ST. No entanto, foi observado diferença entre as doses nos TRH 17 e 24, com a maior redução observada de 54,9% ao incluir 5% de glicerina bruta no maior TRH. As reduções de FDN e FDA aumentaram de acordo com a adição de glicerina bruta nos TRHs de 10 e 17 dias. A inclusão de 4 a 6% de glicerina bruta no TRH 24 mostrou-se mais eficiente na produção de biogás e reduções de ST e FDN. Já visando maior redução de FDA pode-se utilizar doses mais altas de glicerina a partir da co-digestão com dejetos suínos.

  18. Fechamento das placas epifisárias do metacarpiano principal, do rádio e da tíbia em potros Crioulos Closure time of the epiphyseal plates in the third metacarpus, radius and tibia in Criollo foals

    Rodrigo Colares Luiz

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar a idade do fechamento das placas de crescimento dos ossos longos, foram usados 92 potros da raça crioula com idades entre 6 a 29 meses, machos e fêmeas, provenientes de cinco criatórios diferentes. Foram radiografadas as placas epifisárias distais do terceiro metacarpiano, do rádio e da tíbia. A imagem radiográfica foi classificada quanto ao fechamento em: visível, parcialmente visível ou não visível. Foram avaliados a influência do sexo, da propriedade e do regime nutricional sobre o fechamento da placa epifisária. Observou-se que, aos sete meses de idade, a placa epifisária do metacarpiano principal já não era visível. A placa epifisária distal da tíbia não foi possível de ser identificada aos 23 meses. Na porção distal do rádio, a placa epifisária esteve visível até os 25 meses de idade. Os resultados deste estudo comprovam que o período de fechamento da placa epifisária dos ossos metacarpiano principal, rádio e tíbia de potros crioulos se assemelha ao descrito em outras raças.Aiming at documenting the closure of the physeal plates of the long bones, 92 Criollo foals, males and females, between 6 and 29 months of age, were used in this study. Dorsopalmar radiographs were taken from the distal portion of the radius, 3rd metacarpal bone and tibia. The radiographic image of the growth plate was classified as visible, partially visible or not visible. At 7 months of age the growth plate of the 3rd metacarpal bone was no longer visible. In the distal physis of the tibia the growth plate was no longer visible at 23 months and at 25 months of age in the radius. The results of this study show that period of closure of the physeal plates of the main metacaopal bone, the radius and tibia is similar to the some described in other breeds.

  19. Regras sobre o uso da força no âmbito das Nações Unidas: o caso de intervenção na Líbia

    Frasson, Paolla Salgado

    2012-01-01

    O presente artigo visa analisar as normas jurídicas das Nações Unidas que permitem o uso da força em ações militares em Estados. Para uma noção introdutória, fez-se uma abordagem quanto à origem do sistema coletivo de segurança internacional no âmbito das Nações Unidas. Na sequência, estudam-se as regras estabelecidas na Carta desta organização relacionadas com o uso da força. Ao final, discute-se o caso de intervenção na Líbia, à luz das regras analisadas.

  20. 一种新的人体成分分析分段模型——检测系统设计及初步实验%A new trunk subdivision BIA model system design and preliminary experiment

    邓娟; 赵舒; 王妍; 沙洪

    2009-01-01

    Objective Taking account of the deficiency in whole body impedance measurement and in the traditional segment measurement, an optimization towards bioelectrical impedance segmental model is developod, then a system based on the new model is designed and preliminary experiment is carried out. Methods A trunk subdivision model was proposed to avoid the undesirable effect from thorax and abdominal cavity on fat measurement. The new model-basod measuring system was established. In addition, the result of the experiment based on trunk subdivision Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA) method was compared to the result obtained via Multislice Spiral Computer Tomography(MSCT). Results Focusing on trunk detection, the trunk subdivision BIA is able to distinguish the impedance of upper segment (thorax) and the impedance of lower segment (abdominal cavity). With the utilization of the impedance, the fat content of thorax and abdominal cavity can be calculated. Furthermore, the comparison results of the two methods above show excellent correlation. Conclusion The novel method is a good remedy to whole body model method and the traditional segment BIA (SBIA) method. It is an effective improvement in body composition analysis, well meets the requirements and purpose of body composition measurement and more physiologically meaningful.%目的 针对全身阻抗测量方法和传统分段阻抗测量法存在的问题,优化生物电阻抗人体成分分析(BIA)的分段模型,研制基于新模型的测量系统,进行初步实验.方法 分析人体胸部和腹部对脂肪测量的不同影响,提出新的躯干细分模型;对新模型进行理论分析,构建基于躯干细分模型BIA系统,进行多层螺旋CT(MSCT)法与新方法的人体成分测量对照实验.结果 以人体躯干部分为检测重点,基于躯干细分模型的BIA法能有效区分躯干上段和下段的阻抗值,从而得到人体的胸部和腹部脂肪含量.2种方法的对照试验结果显示

  1. 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

    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

  2. Avaliação dos níveis de atividade física e capacidade aeróbia estimada em estudantes universitários

    Trzan, Abel Góes

    2013-01-01

    Mestrado em Fisioterapia O Ingresso na Universidade proporciona uma grande alteração nos hábitos de vida dos estudantes. Os estudantes de Medicina são duas vezes mais inativos tendo alto nível de estresse acadêmico. Este projeto visa avaliar o nível de atividade física e capacidade aeróbia de estudantes universitários. A população alvo foram estudantes do 1º e 5º ano do curso de medicina entre os 18 e 30 anos. Foi teita a amostragem aleatória e estratificada, com afetação proporcional (n=8...

  3. 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

    Alfredo Alcantara Barreto; Romi Kawasaki Alcantara Barreto; Hamilton da Rosa Pereira; William Saad Hosnne

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    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

  7. Tratamento das fraturas do terço distal da tíbia: fixar ou não a fíbula? Treatment of the distal fractures of the tibia: shall we fix the fibula?

    Pedro José Labronici

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os resultados da fixação ou não da fíbula no tratamento das fraturas do terço distal da tíbia, com haste intramedular e placa em ponte. MÉTODOS: Foram 47 fraturas em 47 pacientes, sendo que em 21 pacientes foi utilizada a haste intramedular bloqueada não fresada e em 26 a placa em ponte (placa de compressão dinâmica larga ou estreita pela técnica minimamente invasiva. Todas as fraturas da fíbula se encontravam no mesmo nível ou abaixo da fratura da tíbia. RESULTADOS: No grupo tratado com fixação da fíbula, a média do tempo de consolidação foi de 14,6 semanas. No grupo tratado sem fixação da fíbula, a média do tempo de consolidação foi de 14,3 semanas. No grupo de pacientes tratados com fixação da fíbula observou-se uma proporção de desvio angular em varo (6,3% significativamente menor que o subgrupo sem fixação de fíbula (32,3%, e com desvio angular em valgo (62,5% significativamente maior que o grupo sem fixação de fíbula (32,3%. CONCLUSÃO: Os benefícios da fixação da fíbula permanecem ainda controversos quando ocorrem fraturas associadas com a tíbia. Em relação à consolidação, não houve diferença significativa entre os grupos.OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of fibula fixation (or not fixation in the treatment of fractures located in the distal third part of the tibia, by using intramedullary nailing and bridge plate. METHOD: 47 fractures in 47 patients were studied. Twenty-one patients were treated with non-reammed, interlocking intramedullary nailing, and 26 patients were treated with wide or narrow dynamic compressional plates (using a minimally invasive technique. All of the fibula fractures are located at the same level or below the tibia fractures. RESULTS: in the group of patients treated with fibula fixation, the average healing time was 14.6 weeks. In the group of patients treated without fibula fixation, the average healing time was 14.3 weeks. In the group of

  8. 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

    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

  9. Efeitos de 24 semanas de treinamento resistido sobre índices da aptidão aeróbia de mulheres idosas Effects of 24 weeks of resistance training on aerobic fitness indexes of older women

    Marcelo Guido

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: O consumo de oxigênio pico (VO2pico e o limiar anaeróbio (LA são amplamente aceitos como importantes medidas da aptidão aeróbia. Tradicionalmente, o treinamento aeróbio é visto como o principal meio de se aumentar esses índices. Em contrapartida, o treinamento resistido (TR não é tipicamente prescrito para este fim. Em indivíduos idosos, tem sido sugerido que o TR é capaz de aprimorar a capacidade aeróbia; entretanto, a temática é controversa. O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar os efeitos do treinamento resistido sobre índices da capacidade aeróbia de mulheres idosas. METODOLOGIA: Participaram voluntariamente 50 idosas, as quais foram distribuídas em dois possíveis grupos: grupo controle (GC - n = 25; idade média 68,00 ± 6,38 e grupo treinamento (GT - n = 25; idade média 68,04 ± 6,78 anos. Todas as participantes realizaram teste ergoespirométrico em esteira conduzido até a exaustão voluntária antes e após a intervenção. O GT foi submetido a um programa de TR para os principais grupos musculares três vezes por semana durante um período de 24 semanas. Ao GC foi solicitado que mantivessem suas rotinas habituais. Split plot Anova foi utilizada para verificar possíveis diferenças intra e intergrupos. RESULTADOS: Foi observado que o GT apresentou aumento significativo nas variáveis tempo de teste e VO2, tanto no momento do LA como no momento da exaustão. No GC nenhuma das variáveis dependentes sofreu alteração significativa. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que 24 semanas de TR é capaz de promover melhora no desempenho durante teste de esforço cardiopulmonar em uma amostra de mulheres idosas. Futuros estudos serão importantes para elucidar os mecanismos responsáveis por tais adaptações.INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak and anaerobic threshold (AT have been widely accepted as important predictors of aerobic fitness. Traditionally, aerobic training is viewed as

  10. 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

    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

  11. Rodzinny poziom przekazywania tradycji katolickich przez Polaków i Białorusinów na Syberii/ Family level of transferring Catholic traditions by Poles and Belarusians in Siberia

    TATJANA A. GONČAROVA

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ważnym komponentem wychowania dziecka w rodzinie jest włączenie go w wartości religijne. Wychowanie religijne nie tylko ksztatuje moralnść dziecka, ale również łączy pokolenia i pomaga zachować tożsamość etniczną. Co więcej, przestrzeganie tradycji religijnych w rodzinie pomaga jednocześnie tworzyć relacje z innymi członkami wspólnoty religijnej. Szczególny nacisk kładzie się na rolę rodziny w sytuacji, gdy praktyki religijne są oficjalnie zabronione, jak byo przez lata w ZSRR. To właśnie wtedy religijne wychowanie stało się podstawowym narzędziem socjalizacji w życiu religijnym. Obiektem badania jest katolicka ludność okręgu Tomskiego, reprezentowana przez Polaków i Białorusinów. Ludzie ci zamieszkują Syberię od wieków i dzięki czynnikowi wyznaniowemu udao im się zachować kulturową i etniczną tożsamość. Głównym punktem badań będą następujące zagadnienia: życie zgodnie z kalendarzem liturgicznym, udział w świętach religijnych, czytanie literatury religijnej, odwiedzanie świątyń itd. Ujawnianie form i mechanizmów wspierajcych tradycję katolicką w rodzinie wymaga bada nad źródłami prywatnymi i ustnymi. Podstawowymi źródłami w tych badaniach są informacje, które autor artykułu otrzymał od Polaków i Białorusinów w okręgu tomskim.

  12. Operational Solar Forecasting System for DNI and GHI for Horizons Covering 5 Minutes to 72 Hours

    Coimbra, C. F.

    2014-12-01

    I will describe the methodology used to develop and deploy operationally a comprehensive solar forecasting system for both concentrated and non-concentrated solar technologies. This operational forecasting system ingests data from local telemetry, remote sensing and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models, processes all the diferent types of data (time series, sky images, satellite images, gridded data, etc.) to produce concatenated solar forecasts from 5 minutes out to 72 hours into the future. Each forecast is optimized with stochastic learning techniques that include input selection, model topology optimization, model output statistics, metric fitness optimization and machine learning. These forecasts are used by solar generators (plant managers), utilities and independent system operators for operations, scheduling, dispatching and market participation.

  13. Qualidade de vida e síndrome metabólica em mulheres brasileiras: análise da correlação com a aptidão aeróbia e a força muscular

    Tatiane Gomes Teixeira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome metabólica (SM é definida pela presença de, ao menos três, dentre cinco fatores de risco cardiovascular: hiperglicemia, resistência à insulina, obesidade, dislipidemia e pressão arterial elevada. Embora portadores de SM apresentem baixa aptidão física e pior qualidade de vida (QV, quando comparado aos indivíduos sem SM, ainda não foram investigadas as correlações entre a aptidão física e a QV em mulheres com SM. O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar a QV, força muscular e aptdião aeróbia, bem como analisar a correlação entre a QV e a aptidão física de mulheres com e sem SM. Participaram do estudo 49 mulheres, 21 com SM (33.5 ± 9.1 anos e 28 sem SM (32.3 ± 7.9 anos. Para avaliação da QV, aptidão aeróbia e força muscular foram utilizados, respectivamente, o questionário Short Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36, o teste de caminhada de 6 minutos (6-C e o teste de preensão manual. As mulheres com SM apresentaram pior QV, percorreram menor distância no 6-C e obtiveram menor força muscular relativa. Foi observada correlação positiva entre a aptidão aeróbia e quatro domínios da QV: capacidade funcional, limitação por aspectos físicos, dor e aspectos sociais da funcionalidade. Mulheres com SM apresentam menor de força muscular e aptidão aeróbia, bem como piores escores de QV no estado de saúde geral, capacidade funcional, dor no corpo, limitação por aspectos emocionais, aspectos sociais da funcionalidade e limitação por aspectos físicos quando comparado com mulheres sem SM.

  14. 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

    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.

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

    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.

  16. 应用同位素稀释法验证生物电阻抗分析法测定人体成分的研究%Using isotope dilution to validate BIA on body composition assessment

    杨炯贤; 陈伟; 刘静民; 郑秀瑗; 冯连君

    2014-01-01

    目的:验证生物电阻抗分析法(BIA)用于成人体成分分析的精度. 方法:以同位素稀释法技术作为标准方法.纳入健康受试者,空腹留取基础尿液.应用BIA对每名受试者进行人体成分测定,然后口服双标水(2H和18O),经5h在体内平衡后再次留取标本.根据标本中同位素变化量计算出总体水(TBW),进而通过公式计算得出去脂瘦体组织(FFM)、脂肪组织(FM)以及FM%.比较两种方法测得结果,建立BIA校正线性方程. 结果:纳入12名健康受试者,体重指数(BMI)为21.53±1.51.2H和18O测定人体各成分间无统计学差异,选用2H作为校正BIA的标准方法.BIA测碍TBW、FFM、FM和FM%与2H测得结果相关系数分别为0.959,0.959,0.563,0.780.TBW校正方程为:y=4.057+0.798x. 结论:BIA测定人体成分与标准同位素稀释法有等效性,结果稳定,相关性好,适于快速评价人群的TBW和FFM等人体成分.

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

    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

  18. Estudo anatômico da via de acesso suprapatelar lateral para a haste intramedular bloqueada na fratura da tíbia Anatomical study on the lateral suprapatellar access route for locked intramedullary nails in tibial fractures

    Italo Scanavini Cerqueira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A haste intramedular (HIM é o padrão ouro no tratamento das fraturas diafisárias da tíbia. Uma das complicações frequentes é a dor no joelho após o procedimento. MÉTODOS: Vias alternativas, como a suprapatelar para a introdução da haste como opção para evitar a dor no joelho no período pós-operatório tardio, têm sido estudadas. A questão é se nesta nova via ocorre alguma lesão às estruturas intra-articulares do joelho. RESULTADOS: Este estudo analisa a via suprapatelar e o risco para as estruturas adjacentes através da sua reprodução em 10 joelhos de cinco cadáveres. CONCLUSÃO: Foi visto facilidade para a localização do ponto de entrada por esta via, lesando apenas a gordura de Hoffa. Em três dos nossos casos houve lesão da superfície condral, sendo um obstáculo de difícil transposição e indicando necessidade de fabricação de material específico para minimizar a lesão das estruturas intra-articulares por essa via.OBJECTIVE: Intramedullary nails are the gold standard for treating tibial shaft fractures. Knee pain is a frequent complication after the procedure. Alternative routes such as the suprapatellar approach for nail insertion are seen as an option for avoiding late postoperative knee pain. The question is whether this approach might give rise to any injury to intra-articular structures of the knee. METHODS: This study analyzed the suprapatellar approach and the risk to adjacent structures by reproducing it in 10 knees of five cadavers. RESULTS: This approach was seen to make it easy to locate the entry point, with lesions only occurring in the Hoffa fat. In three of our cases, there were lesions of the chondral surface, which is an obstacle that is difficult to overcome. CONCLUSION: There is a need to develop specific material to minimize injury to intra-articular structures when using this route.

  19. Fratura periprotética da tíbia combinada com fratura de fadiga da haste tibial de artroplastia total do joelho Tibial periprosthetic fracture combined with tibial stem stress fracture from total knee arthroplasty

    Fernando Fonseca

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As complicações das artroplastias totais do joelho relacionadas com o próprio material são muito raras, exceto o desgaste do polietileno. Neste artigo os autores reportam o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino de 58 anos referenciada ao pronto-socorro do nosso hospital por uma fratura periprotética tibial (tipo I da classificação da Mayo Clinic. Uma observação mais cuidadosa mostrou a presença concomitante da referida fratura da tíbia associada à fratura de fadiga da haste tibial. A prótese com a haste foi remetida a um laboratório de biomecânica independente onde foi avaliada e efetuada uma reconstrução com uso de sistema de elementos finitos em CAD de modo a verificar a existência de algum defeito de fabricação e as eventuais causas para o sucedido. Depois de avaliadas diversas hipóteses, concluiu-se que a fratura do material foi provocada por uma sobrecarga na zona de transição prato/haste secundária à falência óssea prévia (fratura. Da avaliação do caso ressalta-se novamente a necessidade de efetuar uma avaliação adequada da mineralização óssea e, em caso de dúvida, utilizar uma haste longa.Total knee arthroplasty complications related to the prosthetic material are very rare, except for polyethylene wear. We report the case of a 58-year-old woman who came to the emergency service of our hospital with a periprosthetic tibial fracture (Mayo Clinic type I. Careful examination showed that this fracture was concomitantly associated with a tibial stem fatigue fracture. The prosthesis and the stem were sent to an independent biomechanics laboratory for evaluation. A finite-element CAD system was used to make a reconstruction, so as to ascertain whether there had been any manufacturing defect and what the causes of the event might have been. After evaluation of several hypotheses, it was concluded that the fracture in the prosthetic material had been caused by overloading at the plate/stem transition zone

  20. 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

    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

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

    Marco A. P. Orrico Júnior; Ana C. A. Orrico; Jorge de Lucas Júnior

    2010-01-01

    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 biodigesto...

  2. 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

    Arlem Nascimento de Oliveira; Luiz Antonio de Oliveira; Jerusa Souza Andrade; Aloisio Freitas Chagas Júnior

    2006-01-01

    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. Ne...

  3. Anaerobic digestion of vinasse: energetic application of biogas and acquisition of credits of carbon – a case Biodigestão anaeróbia da vinhaça: aproveitamento energético do biogás e obtenção de créditos de carbono – estudo de caso

    Rafaelo Balbinot

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The increase of the ethanol production in Brazil leads to growing of vinasse (main by-product of sugar and alcohol industry, worsing the problem related to its destinantion. Vinasse is rich in nutrients and has a high content of organic matter, which justifies its intense ferti-irrigation use in sugar cane crop areas. Thus, the anaerobic digestion of vinasse by UASB (upflow anaerobic sludge blanket digestion reactor emerges as an alternative treatment for this by-product, showing also an economic factor, the production of methane and its use. This work aimed to implement the system of anaerobic digestion of vinasse in UASB reactor and the use of energy generated by biogas. In this way, the design of UASB was based on organic volumetrical load of vinasse. The estimation of the baseline was based on the mass balance between the carbon present in the vinasse and CO2 emitted by the aerobic degradation of effluent into the environment. From the compute emissions, it was found that emissions from the baseline and the project implementation would be the same, and additionally it could be occur the production of electricity by biogas. In this way, biogas produced by anaerobic digestion has a competitive energy potential compared to other energy sources and presents additionality; however, carbon credits marked could not be a financial attractive in the development of this type of project.A crescente produção de etanol no Brasil acarretou aumento na produção de vinhaça (principal subproduto da indústria sucroalcoleira, agravando o problema de sua destinação. A vinhaça é rica em nutrientes minerais e apresenta elevado teor de matéria orgânica, o que justifica sua intensa utilização na fertirrigação de áreas cultivadas com cana. Neste cenário, a biodigestão anaeróbia da vinhaça em reatores UASB (upflow anaerobic sludge blanket digestion surge como uma alternativa de tratamento deste subproduto apresentando, ainda, um fator econ

  4. 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

    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

  5. 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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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  9. A dinâmica de populações microbiológicas na estabilização aeróbia de resíduos orgânicos de fecularias de mandioca

    Samuel Murgel Branco

    1967-12-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foi estudada a biologia da estabilização aeróbia de resíduos da extração industrial de amido e farinhas, das raízes de «mandioca brava» (Manihot esculenta, planta nativa do Brasil e de grande importância econômica dado seu alto valor nutritivo. Os resíduos líquidos dessa extração apresentam elevado teor de matéria orgânica proteica e possuem ácido cianídrico, sendo inconveniente, por essas razões, seu lançamento aos rios sem prévia estabilização. Essa estabilização tem sido obtida, satisfatoriamente, por intermédio de instalações de valos de oxidação. Os objetivos almejados com o estudo da biologia do sistema eram, principalmente: 1. Conhecer a composição biológica e a estrutura microscópica dos flocos formados por aeração; 2. Determinar as causas e, eventualmente, o processo de correção do fenômeno do intumescimento do lôdo («bulking» que freqüentemente ocorre nessas instalações; 3. Determinar a seqüência de populações microbiológicas que se desenvolvem no decorrer do processo de estabilização, de modo a possibilitar o controle microscópico da eficiência do sistema de tratamento. Através da aeração do resíduo, em laboratório e comparando os resultados da análise microscópica com os dados que permitiam verificar a evolução do processo de estabilização, foi possível obter-se os seguintes resultados: 1. Os flocos são constituídos de uma massa biológica em que predominam fungos filamentosos (Fig. 2. 2. Êsses flocos, sendo pouco compactos, originam o fenômeno do intumescimento. 3. A adição de fósforo ao sistema produz modificação radical na biologia e na estrutura dos flocos, determinando predominância de bactérias, formação de flocos compactos e desaparecimento do fenômeno de intumescimento (Fig. 1; Fig. 2c. 4. Foi estabelecida a seqüência de microrganismos bem como as suas relações de natureza ecológica com as distintas etapas na evolu

  10. Site-adaptation of satellite-based DNI and GHI time series: Overview and SolarGIS approach

    Cebecauer, Tomas; Suri, Marcel

    2016-05-01

    Site adaptation is an approach of reducing uncertainty in the satellite-based longterm estimates of solar radiation by combining them with short-term high-accuracy measurements at a project site. We inventory the existing approaches and introduce the SolarGIS method that is optimized for providing bankable data for energy simulation in Concentrating Solar Power. We also indicate the achievable uncertainty of SolarGIS model outputs based on site-adaptation of projects executed in various geographical conditions.

  11. 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

    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

  12. 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

    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

  13. 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

    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

  14. 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

    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.

  15. Composição química e estabilidade aeróbia em silagens de milho preparadas com inoculantes bacteriano e/ou enzimático = Chemical composition and aerobic stability of corn silages made with bacterials and/or enzymatic inoculants

    Agda Luzia de Godoy Gimenes

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de inoculantes bacterianos e/ou enzimáticos na composição química e na estabilidade aeróbia da silagem de milho confeccionada em minisilos. Os tratamentos foram: SC (silagem controle, SIB (silagem com inoculante bacteriano, SIBE (silagem com inoculante bacteriano e enzimático e SIE (silagem com inoculante enzimático. A adição de inoculante não alterou os teores de matéria orgânica (87,43%, proteína bruta (7,99%, fibra em detergente neutro (55,43% e fibra em detergente ácido (27,67%. Os tratamentos SIE e SC apresentaram, na abertura, o menor (3,28 e maior (3,42 pH, e, após o período de exposição ao ar, o menor (3,87 e maior (6,64 pH, respectivamente. O uso de inoculantes não influenciou os teores de N-amoniacal das silagens. Os tratamentoscom inoculantes apresentaram menor pico de temperatura, maior tempo para atingir o pico de temperatura e maior estabilidade aeróbia.This work evaluated the effect of bacterial and/or enzymatic inoculants on chemical composition and aerobic stability in corn silage, made in mini-silos. The treatments were: CS (control silage, SBI (silage with bacterial inoculant, SBEI (silage with bacterial and enzymatic inoculant and SEI (silage with enzymatic inoculant. The use of inoculants did not affect the organic matter (87,43%, crude protein (7,99%, neutral detergent fiber (55,43% and acid detergent fiber (27,67% contents. The SEI and CS treatments showed the lowest (3,28 and the highest (3,42 pH values in the beginningand after an air exposure period, showed again the lowest (3,87 and the highest (6,64 pH values, respectively. The inoculants used did not affect N-amonniacal contents of the silages. The treatments with inoculants presented the lowest temperature peak, more time to reach this temperature and the highest aerobics stability.

  16. 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

    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.

  17. 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

    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

  18. Efeito da heparina sódica e da enoxaparina na consolidação de fratura da tíbia no rato: avaliação clínica e anatomopatológica e biomecânica Effect of heparin-sodium and enoxaparin on rats tibial fracture healing: clinical,anatomopathological, and biomechanical approach

    Emilio Carlos Curcelli

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado estudo experimental em ratos para avaliar o efeito do anticoagulante na consolidação óssea, conforme critérios clínicos, anatomopatológicos e biomecânicos. Manualmente, após perfuração do osso, foi produzida fratura aberta, na diáfise da tíbia direita, mantida sem imobilização, em 72 ratos machos da linhagem Wistar, com 60 dias de idade e peso médio de 242 gramas. Doze horas após a fratura, foi iniciado tratamento anticoagulante, mantido por 28 dias. Via subcutânea, um grupo recebeu heparina sódica na dose de 200UI/Kg de 12 em 12 horas, enquanto outro, recebeu enoxaparina na dose de 1mg/Kg de 12 em 12 horas, doses preconizadas para tratamento do tromboembolismo em humanos. O terceiro grupo, controle, recebeu água destilada. Durante o experimento, os animais foram avaliados clinicamente e após 28 dias, sacrificados. Nos animais dos três grupos, a evolução clínica foi semelhante. Mediante análise anatomopatológica efetuada por estudo descritivo e quantitativo, foi observada presença de fibrose, cartilagem e osso igualmente nos três grupos, sempre com predomínio de tecido ósseo. O estudo biomecânico, realizado por intermédio de ensaios de flexão, demonstrou coeficiente de rigidez e carga máxima semelhantes nos três grupos. Nenhuma diferença clínica, anatomopatológica e biomecânica foi encontrada, resultando todas as fraturas em consolidação de acordo com os critérios adotados, concluindo-se, portanto, que a heparina sódica e a enoxaparina nas doses, via e tempo de administração utilizados não interfiriram na consolidação da fratura da tíbia do rato.An experimental study in rats was accomplished to evaluate the effect of anticoagulant on fracture union, according to clinical, anatomopathological, and biomechanical approaches. Manually, after bone perforation, fracture was produced in the diaphysis of the right tibia, and maintained without immobilization in 72 male rats of Wistar lineage

  19. 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

    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

  20. 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

    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

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

    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

  2. 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

    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

  3. 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

    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

  4. 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

    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

  5. Efeitos do treinamento de corrida em diferentes intensidades sobre a capacidade aeróbia e produção de lactato pelo músculo de ratos Wistar Running training effects in different intensities on the aerobic capacity and lactate production by the muscle of Wistar rats

    Michel Barbosa de Araújo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available São raros os estudos que associam indicadores de capacidade aeróbia e os substratos produzidos pelo metabolismo muscular em ratos. Dessa forma, o objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o efeito do treinamento de corrida em duas diferentes intensidades sobre a capacidade aeróbia e a produção de lactato pelo músculo sóleo isolado de ratos. Ratos Wistar (90 dias tiveram a transição metabólica aeróbio-anaeróbia determinada pelo teste de máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL. Em seguida, os ratos foram treinados 40 minutos/dia, cinco dias/semana, na velocidade equivalente à MFEL (TT ou 5% superior a essa (TS, por oito semanas. Como controles foram usados ratos mantidos sedentários (S. Ao final, todos os animais foram sacrificados para análise da produção de lactato pelo músculo sóleo isolado. No inicio do experimento, a maior parte dos animais obteve a MFEL na velocidade de 25m/min à concentração de 4,38 ± 0,22mmol/L sanguínea de lactato. Ao final do experimento, a maior parte dos ratos treinados na TT apresentou MFEL na velocidade de 25m/min, à concentração sanguínea de lactato 3,10 ± 0,27mmol/L. A maioria dos treinados TS teve MFEL na velocidade de 25m/min à concentração sanguínea de lactado de 3,36 ± 0,62mmol/L. Os sedentários mostraram a MFEL na velocidade de 20m/min à concentração sanguínea de lactato de 4,83 ± 0,67mmol/L. A produção de lactato (μmol/g.h pelo músculo sóleo isolado foi menor no grupo TS (3,83 ± 0,62 do que nos demais (S 4,31 ± 0,58 e TT 4,71 ± 0,39. A partir dos resultados obtidos no presente estudo, pode-se concluir que o treinamento aeróbio evitou a deterioração do condicionamento aeróbio imposta pelo avanço da idade e que o treinamento físico na intensidade superior à MFEL reduziu a produção muscular de lactato.There are few studies that associate indicators of aerobic capacity and the substrates produced by the muscular metabolism in rats. The aim of the present

  6. Composição química e estabilidade aeróbia em silagens de milho preparadas com inoculantes bacteriano e/ou enzimático - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v28i2.640 Chemical composition and aerobic stability of corn silages made with bacterials and/or enzymatic inoculants - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v28i2.640

    Elzânia Sales Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de inoculantes bacterianos e/ou enzimáticos na composição química e na estabilidade aeróbia da silagem de milho confeccionada em minisilos. Os tratamentos foram: SC (silagem controle, SIB (silagem com inoculante bacteriano, SIBE (silagem com inoculante bacteriano e enzimático e SIE (silagem com inoculante enzimático. A adição de inoculante não alterou os teores de matéria orgânica (87,43%, proteína bruta (7,99%, fibra em detergente neutro (55,43% e fibra em detergente ácido (27,67%. Os tratamentos SIE e SC apresentaram, na abertura, o menor (3,28 e maior (3,42 pH, e, após o período de exposição ao ar, o menor (3,87 e maior (6,64 pH, respectivamente. O uso de inoculantes não influenciou os teores de N-amoniacal das silagens. Os tratamentos com inoculantes apresentaram menor pico de temperatura, maior tempo para atingir o pico de temperatura e maior estabilidade aeróbia.This work evaluated the effect of bacterial and/or enzymatic inoculants on chemical composition and aerobic stability in corn silage, made in mini-silos. The treatments were: CS (control silage, SBI (silage with bacterial inoculant, SBEI (silage with bacterial and enzymatic inoculant and SEI (silage with enzymatic inoculant. The use of inoculants did not affect the organic matter (87,43%, crude protein (7,99%, neutral detergent fiber (55,43% and acid detergent fiber (27,67% contents. The SEI and CS treatments showed the lowest (3,28 and the highest (3,42 pH values in the beginning and after an air exposure period, showed again the lowest (3,87 and the highest (6,64 pH values, respectively. The inoculants used did not affect N-amonniacal contents of the silages. The treatments with inoculants presented the lowest temperature peak, more time to reach this temperature and the highest aerobics stability.

  7. 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

    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.

  8. 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

    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.

  9. 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

    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

  10. Método de número mais provável para avaliação de grupos fisiológicos de microrganismos em digestão anaeróbia de água residuária de mandioca / Most probable number method for microorganism physiologic group's evaluation in anaerobic digestion of cassava wastewater

    Maria Magdalena Ferreira Ribas

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA avaliação da microbiologia anaeróbia é um método caro e muito difícil. Técnicas simples são disponíveis para avaliação de microrganismos de diversos usos como médico, alimentar, ambiental e sistemas anaeróbios para tratamento de efluentes. Uma metodologia desenvolvida foi usada para avaliar a atividade de grupos de microrganismos em digestão anaeróbia com possível aplicação a substratos específicos. A técnica usa gases isentos de oxigênio em frascos tipo penicilina e fechados com tampa de borracha e selo de alumínio, onde foi adicionado um indicador de redução, complementos nutricionais e agentes redutores após a esterilização. O metabolismo dos microrganismos foi observado nesses frascos fechados depois de um período de incubação de quatorze dias pela variação da turbidez, de pH medido em indicador de Arrhenius e de gás capturado em tubos Duran. A técnica do Número Mais Provável (NMP foi usada para contagem de microrganismos em meio de cultivo adaptado para grupos específicos de microrganismos que eram esperados para se desenvolver em água residuária de mandioca com amido e seus hidrolisados (dextrina, maltose e glicose como fonte de energia. Para aferir o método, amostras foram coletadas de um reator acidogênico de mistura completa ligado a um reator metanogênico de leito fixo, ambos alimentados com água residuária de mandioca. O gás capturado nos tubos Duran dos frascos de penicilina foi analisado por cromatografia quanto ao conteúdo de metano. O uso dos meios permitiu separar os microrganismos em três grupos usando meio de cultivo seletivo: Meio Mínimo (MM sem substratos orgânicos, Meio Completo (MC com uma mistura de amido de mandioca e seus hidrolisados e Meio Diferencial (MD usando cada derivado de amido isoladamente. O sistema de tratamento anaeróbio no período analisado operou com um bom desempenho e a microbiologia confirmou estes resultados. No efluente do reator acidog

  11. 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

    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

  12. 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

    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 altera

  13. Perdas fermentativas, composição química, estabilidade aeróbia e digestibilidade aparente de silagem de cana-de-açúcar com aditivos químico e microbiano Fermentation losses, chemical composition, aerobic stability and apparent digestibility of sugarcane ensiling with chemical and microbial additives

    Geraldo Balieiro Neto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da adição de cal virgem e Lactobacillus buchneri em perdas fermentativas, valor nutritivo, estabilidade aeróbia e digestibilidade aparente da silagem de cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum officinarum. O primeiro experimento avaliou perdas fermentativas, pH e temperatura, composição química e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca de silagens de cana-de-açúcar, com adição ou sem adição de cal ou de inoculante bacteriano (L. buchneri; o segundo avaliou o consumo de matéria seca e a digestibilidade aparente da cana-de-açúcar ensilada com os mesmos aditivos para cordeiros. Os aditivos não reduziram as perdas na ensilagem, e silagens com cal apresentaram maiores perdas por efluentes. O consumo de matéria seca da silagem com inoculante foi inferior ao da silagem com cal ou ao da cana-de-açúcar in natura. A digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca da silagem com cal foi inferior à da cana-de-açúcar in natura e à da silagem com inoculante. A digestibilidade aparente do extrato etéreo das silagens com cal foi superior à da cana-de-açúcar in natura. Os valores de nutrientes digestíveis totais da cana-de-açúcar in natura ou ensilada com inoculante ou cal foram de 61,2, 54,1 e 51,7%, respectivamente. Independentemente do aditivo, a ensilagem da cana-de-açúcar resulta em perda de nutrientes e redução de digestibilidade.The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence addition whitewash (CaO and Lactobacillus buchneri in fermentation losses, nutritional value, aerobic stability and apparent digestibility of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum silages. A first experiment evaluated fermentation losses, pH and temperature values, chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of sugarcane silages with or without bacterial inoculants (L. buchneri or CaO. A second experiment evaluated intake and apparent digestibility of sugarcane silage with the same additives to

  14. 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

    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

  15. Biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos da bovinocultura de corte: influência do período, do genótipo e da dieta Anaerobic biodigestion of beef cattle manure: influence of period, genotype and diet

    Marco Antonio Previdelli Orrico Junior

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo identificar possíveis alterações na composição e no processo de biodigestão anaeróbia dos dejetos produzidos por bovinos Canchim e Nelore em diferentes períodos do confinamento e alimentados com diferentes proporções de volumoso e concentrado. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial com parcela subdividida no tempo. As parcelas foram compostas por quatro tratamentos: dejetos provenientes de duas dietas (40% de volumoso e 60% de concentrado e 60% de volumoso e 40% de concentrado e dois genótipos (Canchim e Nelore e as subparcelas pelos três períodos de colheita dos resíduos (início, meio e final. 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, demanda química e bioquímica de oxigênio, além da produção e dos potenciais de produção de biogás e metano. Não houve efeito do genótipo nem do período sobre a composição dos dejetos, no entanto o aumento da proporção de volumoso na dieta levou a menor eficiência do processo, pois foi observado aumento de 26,31% no volume de metano produzido na dieta com 60% de concentrado com relação à dieta com 40%, de concentrado. Também foram observadas importantes reduções no NMP de coliformes totais e termotolerantes ao final do processo, independentemente do tratamento testado.The objective of this study was to identify possible alterations in the composition and anaerobic biodigestion process of manure from Canchim and Nellore cattle in different periods in feedlot fed with different forage to concentrate ratios. The experiment was carried out in complete randomized design in factorial arrangement with time as sub-divided plot. Plots were established by four treatments: manure from two diets (40% forage and 60% concentrate and 60% forage and 40% concentrate and two

  16. 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

    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

  17. BIA Indian Lands Dataset (Indian Lands of the 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...

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

    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.

  19. Język polski na Białorusi

    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.

  20. Inteligenckie biografie na Białorusi. Studium przypadku

    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.

  1. Mikrosomale Biotransformation von Benzo[ghi]perylen, einem mutagenen polyaromatischen Kohlenwasserstoff ohne das Strukturelement der Bay-Region des kanzerogenen Benzo[a]pyrens

    Grupe, Stefanie

    2005-01-01

    Kanzerogene polyaromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe (PAKs), wie Benzo[a]pyren, besitzen eine Bay-Region mit ortho-kondensiertem Benzoring. Dadurch ist die enzymatische Bildung von Bay-Region-Dihydrodiolepoxiden (Oxiranylring in der sterisch abgeschirmten Molekülbucht) möglich, die als ultimal kanzerogene Metaboliten der PAKs gelten. Diese lösen durch DNA-Modifikation Primärläsionen aus, die, sofern sie nicht enzymatisch repariert werden, bei der DNA-Replikation Fehler verursachen (Mu-tationen). De...

  2. Avaliação de inoculante microbiano na composição bromatológica, fermentação e estabilidade aeróbia da silagem pré-seca de alfafa Evaluation of microbial inoculant on chemical composition, fermentation characteristics and aerobic stability of alfalfa haylage

    Vanessa Jaime de Almeida Magalhães

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos do inoculante microbiano Silobac® (L. plantarum, P. pentosaceus, na silagem pré-seca de alfafa, em 22 silos, distribuídos em dois tratamentos, sendo 11 silos com inoculante e 11 controle, segundo o delineamento inteiramente casualizado. A alfafa foi cortada quando em estádio do meio do florescimento e os silos, confeccionados com aproximadamente 600 kg e revestidos com película de PVC branca. Amostras foram coletadas, logo após a abertura de cada silo, para análise bromatológica e perfil fermentativo. O inoculante diminuiu o teor de MS (inoculada = 44,7 vs. controle = 51,2% e aumentou a concentração de ácido acético (2,35 vs. 0,89% MS, em relação ao grupo controle. O inoculante também revelou diminuição no escore de bolor obtido a 10 cm de profundidade, mas não a 30 ou 50 cm. Não foram observados efeitos sobre os teores de PB (15,9 vs. 16,4% MS, NIDN (14,7 vs. 16,2% do N total, NIDA (11,2 vs. 11,6% do N total, FDN (47,1 vs. 46,7% MS, FDA (40,2 vs. 39,8% MS, celulose (29,7 vs. 28,6% MS, hemicelulose (6,94 vs. 6,89% MS, LDA (10,4 vs. 11,1% MS, carboidratos solúveis (2,97 vs. 2,44% MS e amido (0,82 vs. 0,69% MS, DIVMS (61,6 vs. 62,5% MS, poder tampão (52,9 vs. 51,7 meq./100g MS, as concentrações de etanol (0,018 vs. 0,024% MS e dos ácidos propiônico (0,00 vs. 0,00% MS, butírico (0,00 vs. 0,00% MS e lático (5,62 vs. 4,45% MS, a relação lático:acético (4,57 vs. 4,87, bem como sobre o pH (4,96 vs. 5,33, as concentrações de N-NH3 (8,19 vs. 5,21% do N total e a estabilidade aeróbia.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of microbial inoculant Silobac® (L. plantarum, P. pentosaceus on alfalfa haylage, in twenty-two big bales, allotted to two treatment, eleven with inoculant and eleven control, assigned to a totally randomized design. Alfalfa crop was harvested at middle bloom stage and conditioned in silage bales of about 600 kg capacity and covered with

  3. 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

    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

  4. 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

    Carlos Augusto Kalva-Filho

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available 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 RAST (intervalo > 24 h. O RAST consistiu em seis corridas máximas de 35m com 10s de intervalo passivo entre cada corrida. O tempo de cada esforço foi registrado para determinação da potência pico (PP, potência média (PM e índice de fadiga (IF. Após o sexto esforço, amostras sanguíneas foram coletadas para determinação da lactacidemia ([Lac]. RESULTADOS: Durante o RAST TP, a PP (763,1 ± 87,2 W e PM (621,6 ± 68,1 W foram significativamente superiores às PP e PM mensuradas em RAST CG (PP = 667,3 ± 67,0 W e PM = 555,9 ± 74,7 W, enquanto que as [Lac] observadas em RAST TP (7,3 ± 1,8 mmol.L-1 foram significativamente inferiores às mensuradas em RAST CG (9,9 ± 3,2 mmol.L-1. No entanto, o IF não foi significativamente diferente (RAST TP = 32,5 ± 8,3%; RAST CG = 34,1 ± 6,6%. Significativas correlações foram observadas entre as PM (r = 0,90 e as [Lac] (r = 0,72. CONCLUSÃO: Podemos concluir que as variáveis do RAST são influenciadas pela superfície e calçado utilizados, com valores superiores observados em RAST TP.INTRODUCTION: Running Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST has been considered a valid test for anaerobic evaluation. However, since the floor surfaces and footwear can affect some outcomes measured during exercise, this also can modify the RAST outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Was to compare the RAST outcomes measured using soccer cleats on grass (RAST SCG and using shoes on the track (RAST ST. METHODS: Eight young male soccer players

  5. 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

    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

  6. Comparação entre métodos invasivos e não invasivo de determinação da capacidade aeróbia em futebolistas profissionais Comparación entre métodos invasivos y no invasivos de determinación de la capacidad aeróbica en futbolistas profesionales Comparison between invasive and non-invasive methods for the determination of the aerobic capacity of professional soccer players

    Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O Limiar Anaeróbio (Lan pode ser determinado por protocolos que utilizam concentrações fixas de lactato sanguíneo como o OBLA (Onset of Blood Lactate Accumulation e os que utilizam procedimentos mais individualizados, como o Lactato Mínimo (Lacmin. Independente do método, a mensuração da capacidade aeróbia através do Lan nesses casos exige a utilização de equipamentos sofisticados, além do elevado custo por atleta, o que torna sua aplicação limitada. Como alternativa, um dos testes não invasivos mais empregados no meio esportivo é o de 12 minutos proposto por Cooper. O objetivo principal do presente estudo foi comparar a intensidade de exercício obtida pelo teste de 12min com as intensidades correspondentes ao Lan obtido pelo protocolo adaptado ao de Tegtbur et al. (1993 (Lac minat e pelo OBLA em futebolistas profissionais. Para tanto participaram 16 atletas pertencentes a uma equipe profissional filiada à série A3 do futebol paulista. Cada atleta foi avaliado nos três protocolos, com intervalo mínimo de 48 e máximo de 72 horas. Os resultados mostraram diferença (p El umbral anaeróbico (Lan puede ser determinado por protocolos que utilizan concentraciones fijas de lactato sanguíneo como el OBLA (Onset of Blood Lactate Accumulation y los que utilizan procedimientos mas individualizados como el Lactato Mínimo (Lacmin. Independiente del método, la medida de la capacidad aeróbica a traves del Lan en esos casos exige una utilización de equipamientos sofisticados, además del elevado costo por atleta lo que torna su aplicación limitada. Como alternativa, uno de los tests no invasivos mas empleados en el medio deportivo es el de 12 minutos propuesto por Cooper. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue el de comparar la intensidad de ejercicio obtenida por el test de 12 minutos con las intensidades obtenidas correspondientes al Lan obtenido por el protocolo adaptado al de Tegtbur et al. (1993 (Lac minat y por el OBLA en

  7. 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

    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

  8. Comparação entre protocolos diretos e indiretos de avaliação da aptidão aeróbia em indivíduos fisicamente ativos Comparacion entre protocolos directos e indirectos de evaluación de la aptitud aeróbica en indivíduos fisicamente activos Comparison between direct and indirect protocols of aerobic fitness evaluation in physically active individuals

    Luiz Gustavo da Matta Silva

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O limiar anaeróbio individual (IAT, o limiar glicêmico individual (IGT, a velocidade associada ao VO2max (Vmax, a velocidade média em corrida de 3.000m (Vm3km e a velocidade crítica (VC têm sido utilizados na avaliação aeróbia e prescrição de exercício para atletas-corredores. No entanto, estudos comparando estes parâmetros e sua possível aplicação para indivíduos não atletas ainda não foram realizados. Os objetivos do presente estudo foram comparar e estabelecer as relações entre IAT, IGT, Vmax, Vm3km e VC em indivíduos fisicamente ativos não atletas. Onze indivíduos fisicamente ativos e saudáveis (20,7 ± 1,8 anos; 74,2 ± 14,5kg; 48,9 ± 5,8mlO2.kg.min-1 realizaram randomicamente os seguintes testes de corrida em dias distintos: 1 determinação da Vm3km a partir do desempenho em corrida de 3.000m; 2 desempenho em corrida de 500m e 3 teste incremental em esteira ergométrica para determinação do IAT, IGT, VO2max e Vmax. A VC foi determinada por regressão linear (relação distância-tempo a partir dos testes de 3km e 500m. Não foram verificadas diferenças entre as velocidades do IAT e IGT (184,8 ± 27,7 e 182,8 ± 27,9m.min-1; P > 0,05, e entre Vmax e Vm3km (211,1 ± 30 e 213,4 ± 32,2m.min-1; P > 0,05. Apesar da alta correlação entre as variáveis estudadas, a VC (199,8 ± 30,4m.min-1 superestimou o IAT e o IGT (P El umbral anaeróbico individual (IAT, el umbral glucémico individual (IGT, la velocidad asociada al VO2max (Vmax, la velocidad media de carrera de 3.000m (Vm3km y la velocidad crítica (VC estan estudiados junto con la evaluación aeróbica y la prescripción del ejercicio para atletas corredores. Sin embargo, los estudios que comparan estos parámetros y su posible aplicación para personas no atletas no ha sido realizados aún. Los objetivos del presente estudio fueron el de comparar y establecer las relaciones entre IAT, IGT, Vmax, Vm3km y VC en individuos físicamente activos no atletas. Once

  9. 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

    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

  10. Microbiota aeróbia conjuntival nas conjuntivites adenovirais Ocular flora in adenoviral conjunctivitis

    Eliane Mayumi Nakano

    2002-06-01

    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.Purpose: To study the aerobic bacterial conjunctival flora in patients with clinical diagnosis of acute viral conjunctivitis. Method: Thirty patients between 18 and 30 years with acute adenoviral conjunctivitis and 30 normal subjects underwent conjunctival culture examination. Material from the conjunc-tiva of patients with conjunctivitis was collected within the first 3 days of onset of the symptoms. Blood-agar and chocolate-agar plates were used for culture. Patients under any topical or systemic medication, contact lens wearers, patients with ocular or systemic disease were excluded. Results: Significant positivity in culture results of patients with adenoviral conjunctivitis was observed (33.3%, among which 50% were Haemophylus influenzae and 50% were Streptococcus pneumoniae, when compared to conjunctival culture of normal subjects (6.6% of coagulase-negative staphylococci. There was no clinical difference related to the isolation of bacteria in the conjunctival sample of all patients. Conclusion: Patients with clinically diagnosed viral conjunctivitis have a higher rate of positive cultures when compared to controls. Nevertheless, this finding does not correlate with clinical differences. Microorganisms isolated in the conjunctiva of patients with adenoviral conjunctivitis were different from those isolated in the conjunctiva of normal subjects.

  11. Microbiota aeróbia conjuntival nas conjuntivites adenovirais Ocular flora in adenoviral conjunctivitis

    Eliane Mayumi Nakano; Denise de Freitas; Maria Cecília Zorat Yu; Lênio Souza Alvarenga; Ana Luisa Hofling- Lima

    2002-01-01

    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 u...

  12. Forms of Physical Activity of Biała Podlaska Preschool Children

    Gradus Paulina; Benza Ewa; Rybak Olga; Krzysztoń Paweł; Batorzyńska Paulina; Plandowska Magdalena; Kurpeta Wiesław Lech

    2014-01-01

    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...

  13. Spotkanie z książką w Bibliotece Politechniki Białostockiej

    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.

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

    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)

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

    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'....

  16. Informacja o badaniach terenowych w rejonie postawskim obwodu witebskiego na Białorusi

    Ольга [Ol'ga] Гущева [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 July–August 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. Информация о полевых исследованиях в Поставском районе Витебской областиВ начале статьи коротко представлена основная информация, касающаяся этого полинационального и поликультурного региона (основные исторические события, основные местечки и деревни, святыни разных конфессий. Интердисциплинарное исследование в Поставском районе Витебской области проводилось в июле–августе 2011 года. Целью исследования был сбор материала, касающегося социокультурных аспектов функционирования представителей польского меньшинства в данном регионе, таких как идентичность, историческая память, социолингвистическая ситуация, национальные стереотипы, система ценностей. Основным методом исследования являлось интервью; лексика местного польского и белорусского говоров опрашивалaсь по двум диалектологическим опросникам. Аудиозаписи интервью с коротким описанием их содержания будут размещены на интернет странице Славистического фонда (Fundacja Slawistyczna. Содержащийся в них материал может быть полезен представителям различных гуманитарных дисциплин: диалектологам, социолингвистам, этнологам, социологам, историкам.

  17. 25 CFR 103.11 - How does BIA approve lenders for the Program?

    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...

  18. Bocian biały (Ciconia ciconia) na terenie Ziemi Łęczyckiej

    Zuchniewicz, Andrzej

    1992-01-01

    A comparison of studies on the distribution and breeding efficiency of the White Stork in the Łęczyca District in 1968-1970, 1975 and 1984 is presented. In the analysed period, there occurred a significant increase in the abundance of nests not occupied by pairs (HO + HB) and in nests built on the poles of electric traction. The spatial distribution of stork nests is described. Besides, the author proves the limiting influence of interspecific com petition on the breeding succe...

  19. Uwagi o leksyce polszczyzny na Litwie na pograniczu litewsko‑łotewsko‑białoruskim

    Halina Karaś

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Observations on the Polish lexis in Lithuania on the borderland of Lithuania, Latvia and BelarusThe paper comments on the lexicon of Polish on the borderland of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus (in the Zarasai district and the Ignalina district in Lithuania. The remarks, illustrated with selected examples, have been formulated on the basis of data gathered during field research in 2000–2001 and 2010–2011. The paper aims primarily at discussing the extent to which the collected material contributes to the state-of-the-art knowledge on the vocabulary of the North-Eastern Borderlands; the author analyzes the types of words present in the collected material in order to specify whether they are generally attested and well documented, or conversely – less known and only occasionally considered in literature.A large part of the collected material consists of vocabulary well known in Lithuania, and often in the whole area of the North-Eastern Borderlands. These include old expressions of various origin typical of the Eastern Borderlands, richly documented in works devoted to the Polish language of the North-Eastern Borderlands; loans from Lithuanian and Belorussian; or Polish archaic forms, e.g. asystentka ‘maid of honour’, budni ‘usual, ordinary’, fest ‘church fair’, gadzina ‘viper’, hurba ‘snowbank’, karszun ‘hawk’. Another numerous group are newer loanwords from Russian and Lithuanian, popularised in the post-war period, as well as in the recent years along with the changing role of the Lithuanian language, e.g. elektra ‘electric light, electri­city’, awtoławka ‘travelling shop’, balnica ‘hospital’.A small, yet extremely interesting for researchers, part of the lexis is composed of vocabulary not so well known in the North-Eastern Borderlands or in Lithuania, regionally bound (exhibited solely in the examined areas or in two former tightly-knit Polish-speaking areas, with limited frequency (rare words, appearing in various regions, yet seldom recognized, or restricted as far as the chronology is concerned (not attested presently, until now known only from older, pre-war sources, mainly from the works of Halina Turska, e.g. bracienik ‘cousin’, ciuszka ‘blowhole’, czeladź ‘children, offspring’, lun ‘marsh, swamp’, babaczka ‘bow tie’, murawiejnik ‘anthill’, ciełuszutka ‘heiferdim’, światleć ‘to shine’.A separate group encompasses words previously undocumented in literature, e.g. wieczuruszkować ‘to go to soirees, parties in the evening’, including the unknown word-formation variants, e.g. walaniantówka ‘epilepsy’ vs. walentaczka/walantaczka, or the regionally-bound diminutive forms with typical suffixes, today rare, e.g. buteleniatka ‘bottledim’, chustalutka ‘handkerchiefdim’.It is worth emphasizing that certain parts of the described vocabulary might still be commonly used, however the scarcity of extensive lexical research, as well as the lack of a full dictionary of Polish of the North-Eastern Borderlands render it impossible to resolve this question. Заметки о лексике польского языка в Литве на литовско-латышско-белорусском пограничьеВ статье изложены заметки о лексике польского языка, функционирующего в Литве на литовско-латышско-белорусском пограничье (в районах Зарасай и Игналина, составленные по материалам, собранным во время полевых исследований в 2000–2001 и 2010–2011 годы и проиллюстрированные отобранными примерами. Цель статьи состоит, прежде всего, в том, чтобы обратить внимание на то, какие новшества в польской лексике северовосточных районов отражает собранный материал, какого типа лексику он подтверждает – распространённую и хорошо закрепившуюся либо представленную словами менее знакомыми, реже обнаруживаемыми в литературе. Основная часть собранной лексики – это слова хорошо известные в Литве и на всей территории „польщизны кресовой”, слова различного происхождения из давнего словарного состава, хорошо описанные в научной литературе – литовско-белорусские генетические заимствования или польские архаизмы, напр. asystentka ‘подруга невесты’, budni ‘будничный’, fest ‘храмовый праздник’, gadzina ‘гадюка’, hurba ‘сугроб’, karszun ‘ястреб’. Значительную группу составляют более поздние заимствования из русского и литовского языков, вошедшие в обиход в послевоенный период и в последние годы в связи с новой функцией литовского языка, напр. elektra ‘электричество’, awtoławka ‘автолавка’, balnica ‘больница’. Малочисленную группу лексики, однако наиболее интересную, по мнению исследователей, составляют слова менее распространённые на бывшей польской северовосточной территории или же по всей Литве. Они ограничены территориально (лишь исследованными районами или двумя компактными польскоязычными ареалами, по частотности (редко появляются в отдельных местах, хронологически (в настоящее время не засвидетельствованны или известны лишь по довоенным работам Г. Турской и по записям речи переселенцев из Виленщины в Польшу, напр. bracienik ‘двоюродный брат, кузен’, ciuszka ‘прорубь’, chromina ‘хозяйственная постройка’, czeladź ‘дети, потомки’, lun ‘трясина, топь’, babaczka ‘бабочка, вид галстука’, murawiejnik ‘муравейник’, ciełuszutka ‘тёлка’, światleć ‘светлеть’. Отдельную группу составляют слова, не упоминавшиеся до сих пор в ли- тературе, напр. wieczuruszkować ‘танцевать на вечеринках’, в том числе неизвестные до сих пор словообразовательные варианты, напр. walaniantówka ‘эпилепсия’ перед walentaczka/walantaczka ‘эпилепсия’, или, редкие сегодня, региональные деминутивы с характерными суффиксами, напр. buteleniatka ‘бутылочка’, chustalutka ‘платочек’. Следует оговориться, что часть вышеуказанной лексики возможно известна шире, однако отсутствие широкозапланированных лексических исследований и большого полного словаря польского северовосточного региолекта препятствует решению этого вопроса.

  20. Albinosi w krainie czarów. Białoskórzy w wierzeniach Tanzanii

    Kleczkowska, Katarzyna

    2011-01-01

    The article presents the problem of albino killing in Tanzania in the contexts of religion and demonology of Bantu peoples. Tanzania has one of the highest percentages of albinos in the world, much more higher than any European country. In Bantu beliefs a person who has a white skin belongs to the world of spirits and poses the magical power. It makes the lives of albinos constantly endangered, as it is commonly believed in Tanzania that albino body parts can bring riches if used in potions p...

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

    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.

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

    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…

  3. Hubungan Kombinasi Hemodialisis/Hemoperfusi Dengan Status Nutrisi Yang Diukur Dengan Bia (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) Pada Pasien Hemodialisis Reguler

    Pasaribu, Marthin

    2016-01-01

    Background: Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) undergoing regular haemodialysis often have nutritional deficiencies. The decline nutritional status in patients with CKD occur due to various factors, one of which is the high levels of urea in the blood (uremic malnutrition). Urea in the blood consists of small, medium and large molecular weight. The combination of haemodialysis with haemoperfusion (HD / HF) were able to eliminate the medium and large molecular weight. Nutritional stat...

  4. 25 CFR 171.500 - How does BIA determine the annual operation and maintenance assessment rate for the irrigation...

    2010-04-01

    ...) Depreciation; (6) Acquisition costs; (7) Maintenance of a reserve fund available for contingencies or emergency...) Annual operation and maintenance assessment rates may be lowered through the exercise of our...

  5. ESTUDO QUALI-QUANTITATIVO DA MICROBIOTA ANAERÓBIA EM AMOSTRAS DE QUEIJOS PROVOLONE, PARMESÃO E PRATO

    Edmar Soares Nicolau

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve o propósito de quantificar, isolar e identificar as bactérias mais freqüentes em amostras de queijos provolone, parmesão e prato, consideradas estufadas e normais, assim como determinar o pH e os níveis de nitrito e nitrato. Foram analisadas 120 amostras, compostas de queijo provolone (62, parmesão (36 e prato (22, produzidas em queijarias do Estado de Goiás e Minas Gerais. Nas amostras de queijos provolone, parmesão e prato, consideradas estufadas, foram isolados e identificados com maior freqüência o Clostridium butyricum e o Streptococcus intermedius, enquanto nas consideradas normais as espécies mais freqüentes foram o Streptococcus intermedius, o Actinomyces israelli e o Actinomyces naeslundii. Em relação à quantificação das bactérias anaeróbias, não houve diferença significativa entre as amostras consideradas estufadas e normais. Os valores médios de pH, independentemente da condição do queijo, normal ou estufado, não apresentaram grandes variações, sendo a determinação considerada ineficaz para formar juízo a respeito do estufamento tardio dos queijos. As amostras consideradas estufadas não apresentaram nitrato e/ou nitrito, entretanto algumas normais mostraram-se positivas para a presença de nitrato e/ou nitrito, sendo a média de 2,06 ppm. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Estufamento tardio, queijo, Clostridium butyricum, microbiologia.

  6. DEGRADAÇÃO ANAERÓBIA DE FENOL EM REATORES EM BATELADA SOB CONDIÇÕES FERMENTATIVAS

    Sandra Imaculada Maintinguer; Isabel Kimiko Sakamoto; Iolanda Cristina Silveira Duarte; Edson Luiz Silva; Carlos Dias Maciel; Maria Bernadete Amâncio Varesche

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a potencialidade do inóculo na degradação de fenol sob diferentes condições nutricionais.Os reatores foram alimentados com fenol, sulfato e extrato de levedura, mantidos a 30 +1º C, sob agitação 150 rpm. Os reatoresalimentados com fenol (240 mg L-1) e extrato de levedura obtiveram 100% de eficiência de degradação em 11 dias. Os reatoresalimentados com fenol (234 mg L-1), sulfato (162,5 mg L-1) e extrato de levedura; e fenol (256 mg L-1), sulfato (500 mg L...

  7. DEGRADAÇÃO ANAERÓBIA DE FENOL EM REATORES EM BATELADA SOB CONDIÇÕES FERMENTATIVAS

    Sandra Imaculada Maintinguer

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a potencialidade do inóculo na degradação de fenol sob diferentes condições nutricionais.Os reatores foram alimentados com fenol, sulfato e extrato de levedura, mantidos a 30 +1º C, sob agitação 150 rpm. Os reatoresalimentados com fenol (240 mg L-1 e extrato de levedura obtiveram 100% de eficiência de degradação em 11 dias. Os reatoresalimentados com fenol (234 mg L-1, sulfato (162,5 mg L-1 e extrato de levedura; e fenol (256 mg L-1, sulfato (500 mg L-1 eextrato de levedura obtiveram eficiências de degradação de respectivamente 98,8% e 99,3%, em 17 dias. Tais ganhos foramobtidos devido às adições de extrato de levedura no início dos experimentos. As análises de Biologia Molecular confirmaram queas bactérias presentes no inóculo permaneceram nos reatores, apesar de terem sido operados sob condições nutricionais distintas.Essas condições propiciaram a permanência de populações bacterianas capazes de degradar fenol sob condições fermentativas econsumir sulfato.

  8. The Rate at Which the Energy of Solutions for a Class of p-Laplacian Wave Equation Decays

    Soufiane Mokeddem

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We will investigate the decay estimate of the energy of the global solutions to the p-Laplacian wave equation with dissipation of the form utt-div (∇xup-2∇xu+σ(t(ut-div (∇xutm-2∇xut=0 under suitable assumptions on the positive function σ. For this end we use the multiplier method combined with nonlinear integral inequalities given by Martinez; the proof is based on the construction of a special weight function that depends on the behavior of σ.

  9. A register based system for gene tracking in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

    Read, A P; Kerzin-Storrar, L; Mountford, R C; Elles, R G; Harris, R.

    1986-01-01

    A total of 102 families with Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been studied with linked DNA polymorphisms as an aid to estimating carrier risks for female relatives. Early work using probes RC8, L1.28, and pXUT23 gave very little clinically useful information because of the high recombination rates between these probes and Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the low proportion of women who were heterozygous. Clinically useful results were obtained using probes 99-6, 754, and particularly pERT87. Ex...

  10. On the solution of fractional evolution equations

    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.

  11. Przemiany narodowościowo-językowe ludności Białorusi na przełomie XX i XXI wieku

    Piotr Eberhardt

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Ethnic and linguistic changes of the Belarusian population at the turn of the 21th centuryThe first part of the article presents historical background of the origin of the Belarusian nation, located in the area of a confrontation between Russia and Poland. This rivalry was won by Russia, and in effect Belarusian land was incorporated into the Russian Empire, and later into the Soviet state. The next part presents the 20th century ethnic structure as the consequence of the Bolshevik Revolution and World Wars I and II, resulting in some border changes, war loses and migration movements. The main part of the article deals with the ethnic and language changes which occurred in the last decade of the 20th and in the first decade of the 21st centuries. The statistical analysis and interpretation is based on data from three population censuses (1989, 1999, 2009. An ethnic structure and linguistic situation are presented with the emphasis placed on the status of the two languages commonly used in Belarus, i.e. Russian and Belarusian, as seen in two categories: of mother language and of the language used for communication at home. The conclusions prove the expansion of popularity of the Russian language and gradual decrease of the use of the Belarusian language, both in public and at home. The processes of Russification, which had begun in the Soviet period, are intensifying despite the fact that Belarus regained its political souverianity as a country. On the basis of quantitative data the author defines specific intensity and territorial distribution of the influence of the Russian language. The final part of the article shows political and geo-political consequences of these changes in Belarus.

  12. Przemiany narodowościowo-językowe ludności Białorusi na przełomie XX i XXI wieku

    Piotr Eberhardt

    2015-01-01

    Ethnic and linguistic changes of the Belarusian population at the turn of the 21th centuryThe first part of the article presents historical background of the origin of the Belarusian nation, located in the area of a confrontation between Russia and Poland. This rivalry was won by Russia, and in effect Belarusian land was incorporated into the Russian Empire, and later into the Soviet state. The next part presents the 20th century ethnic structure as the consequence of the Bolshevik Revolution...

  13. Optimització i modelització de processos avançats de digestió anaeròbia

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  17. Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok

    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 ...

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  1. Effect of Gender on the Pharmacokinetics of Eslicarbazepine Acetate (BIA 2-093), a New Voltage-gated Sodium Channel Blocker

    Falcão, Amílcar; Maia, Joana; Almeida, Luís; Mazur, Dago; Gellert, Manfred; Soares-da-Silva, Patrício

    2007-01-01

    Purpose. To determine the effect of gender on the pharmacokinetics of eslicarbazepine acetate, a novel voltage-gated sodium channel blocker in the development for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Methods. Single-centre, open-label, parallel-group study in 12 female and 12 male healthy subjects. The study consisted of a single-dose (600 mg) period and a multiple-dose (600 mg, oncedaily, for 8 days) period, separated by 4 days. Results. Eslicarbazepine acetate w...

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

    Yanna Paz PEUCKERT

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available

    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 análise sensorial e determinação do valor calórico da barra. As análises de pH, acidez e °Brix foram realizadas somente na fruta. A barra de cereal apresentou resultados de 12,24% de umidade, 6% de lipídios, 1,75% de fi bra, 3,06% de cinzas, 17,1% e 59,95% de proteínas e carboidrato, respectivamente, além de um aporte calórico de 361,8kcal/100g e um teor de vitamina C de 57,23mg%. O produto ainda apresentou boa aceitabilidade em todos os atributos sensoriais (cor, aparência, sabor e textura, os quais foram considerados similares às barras de cereais industrializadas, com alta aceitabilidade global e resultado satisfatório na pesquisa de mercado, demonstrando ser um produto com grande potencial.

  3. Report on the soil-zoological expeditions to Ecuador and Colom­bia between 1986-1993. I. list of localities and habitats of "Berlese" samples.

    Zicsi, A.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Complete lists of the sampling localities and habitats of the Hungarian soil zoological expeditions to Ecuador and Colombia between 1986 and 1993 are presented. The lists are organized according to the expedition’s dates and apart from the locality some data on the biotopes and sampled substrates are also given.

  4. Wyniki liczenia gniazd bociana białego (Ciconia ciconia) na terenie byłych powiatów Bełchatów i Sieradz

    Bartyzel, Piotr; Kamerdyn, Czeslaw

    1992-01-01

    In 1984 the nests of the White Stork in the area of the former Bełchatów District (734 km2) and a part of the former Sieradz District (about 720 km2) were investigated. Comparisons were based on questionnaire data from 1968-1970 and on an inspection from 1974. 42 (5.72 nests /100 km2) and 35 (4.86 nests/km 2) nests, respectively, occupied by pairs were recorded. In the whole course of the investigated period the percentage of nests with no breeding success (HPo) increased expon...

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

    Pereira, Filipa Maria Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento em Engenharia Química e Biológica In the last decades, biological conversion of syngas has been studied and explored, in order to become an environmental friendly biotechnological alternative for the chemical route. Lignocellulosic biomass and other recalcitrant residues are a widely available feedstock that can be easily converted to syngas through gasification. Anaerobic microorganisms are able to use this syngas mixture, mainly composed by carbon monoxide (...

  6. 25 CFR 162.623 - What will BIA do if a tenant holds over after the expiration or cancellation of a lease?

    2010-04-01

    ... expiration or cancellation of a lease? 162.623 Section 162.623 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT... if a tenant holds over after the expiration or cancellation of a lease? If a tenant remains in possession after the expiration or cancellation of a lease, we will treat the unauthorized use as a...

  7. 25 CFR 166.709 - What will the BIA do if a permittee holds over after the expiration or cancellation of a permit?

    2010-04-01

    ... expiration or cancellation of a permit? 166.709 Section 166.709 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT... permittee holds over after the expiration or cancellation of a permit? If a permittee remains in possession of Indian land after the expiration or cancellation of a permit, we will treat the unauthorized...

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

    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

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

    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.

  10. The Development of a Provincial Green and Happy Society Index in Thailand: The Richer You Are, the Happier You Are

    Sumalee Santipolvut

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims to develop the GHI at the provincial level, in order to reflect obvious levels of development under the eleventh National Economic and Social Development plan (2012–2016), which can be used to monitor, evaluate, and report the performance of a green and happy society. It will also encourage awareness and the formation of networks in the development of the GHI in each province. There are six dimensions of the GHI, the values and levels of which depend on data availability, benc...

  11. 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.

    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

  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

    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.

  13. Validity of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Estimation Fat-Free Mass in the Army Cadets

    Langer, Raquel D.; Borges, Juliano H.; Pascoa, Mauro A.; Cirolini, Vagner X.; Gil Guerra-Júnior; Ezequiel M. Gonçalves

    2016-01-01

    Background: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a fast, practical, non-invasive, and frequently used method for fat-free mass (FFM) estimation. The aims of this study were to validate predictive equations of BIA to FFM estimation in Army cadets and to develop and validate a specific BIA equation for this population. Methods: A total of 396 males, Brazilian Army cadets, aged 17–24 years were included. The study used eight published predictive BIA equations, a specific equation in FFM est...

  14. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in human muscle assessment

    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...

  15. BMI percentile-for-age overestimates adiposity in early compared with late maturing pubertal children

    Sørensen, Kaspar; Juul, Anders

    2015-01-01

    -groups, P ≤ 0.041) was found with early compared with late maturation, despite similar BIA-estimated body fat percentage (BIA-BF%). Neither BMI nor BIA-BF% differed for a given stage of maturation. BMI percentile-for-age and prevalence of overweight/obesity were higher in the early compared with late...

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

    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.

  17. GENETIC DEFECTS IN THE GROWTH HORMONE-IGF-I AXIS CAUSING GROWTH HORMONE INSENSITIVITY AND IMPAIRED LINEAR GROWTH

    Savage, Martin O; Vivian eHwa; Alessia eDavid; Rosenfeld, Ron G.; Metherell, Louise A.

    2011-01-01

    Human genetic defects in the growth hormone (GH)–IGF-I axis affecting the IGF system present with growth failure as their principal clinical feature. This is usually associated with GH insensitivity (GHI) presenting in childhood as severe or mild short stature. Dysmorphic features and metabolic abnormalities may also be present. The field of GHI due to mutations affecting GH action has evolved rapidly since the first description of the extreme phenotype related to homozygous GH receptor (GHR)...

  18. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in human muscle assessment

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

    2015-01-01

    the 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......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...... in connection with a conductance paste to accommodate the typical BIA frequencies, and to facilitate accurate impedance and resistance measurements. The use of mfBIA parameters, often in conjunction with each other, can be used to reveal indications of contralateral muscle loss, extracellular fluid differences...

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

    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

  20. Validity of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Estimation Fat-Free Mass in the Army Cadets

    Raquel D. Langer

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA is a fast, practical, non-invasive, and frequently used method for fat-free mass (FFM estimation. The aims of this study were to validate predictive equations of BIA to FFM estimation in Army cadets and to develop and validate a specific BIA equation for this population. Methods: A total of 396 males, Brazilian Army cadets, aged 17–24 years were included. The study used eight published predictive BIA equations, a specific equation in FFM estimation, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA as a reference method. Student’s t-test (for paired sample, linear regression analysis, and Bland–Altman method were used to test the validity of the BIA equations. Results: Predictive BIA equations showed significant differences in FFM compared to DXA (p < 0.05 and large limits of agreement by Bland–Altman. Predictive BIA equations explained 68% to 88% of FFM variance. Specific BIA equations showed no significant differences in FFM, compared to DXA values. Conclusion: Published BIA predictive equations showed poor accuracy in this sample. The specific BIA equations, developed in this study, demonstrated validity for this sample, although should be used with caution in samples with a large range of FFM.

  1. Validity of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Estimation Fat-Free Mass in the Army Cadets

    Langer, Raquel D.; Borges, Juliano H.; Pascoa, Mauro A.; Cirolini, Vagner X.; Guerra-Júnior, Gil; Gonçalves, Ezequiel M.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a fast, practical, non-invasive, and frequently used method for fat-free mass (FFM) estimation. The aims of this study were to validate predictive equations of BIA to FFM estimation in Army cadets and to develop and validate a specific BIA equation for this population. Methods: A total of 396 males, Brazilian Army cadets, aged 17–24 years were included. The study used eight published predictive BIA equations, a specific equation in FFM estimation, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as a reference method. Student’s t-test (for paired sample), linear regression analysis, and Bland–Altman method were used to test the validity of the BIA equations. Results: Predictive BIA equations showed significant differences in FFM compared to DXA (p < 0.05) and large limits of agreement by Bland–Altman. Predictive BIA equations explained 68% to 88% of FFM variance. Specific BIA equations showed no significant differences in FFM, compared to DXA values. Conclusion: Published BIA predictive equations showed poor accuracy in this sample. The specific BIA equations, developed in this study, demonstrated validity for this sample, although should be used with caution in samples with a large range of FFM. PMID:26978397

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

    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.

  3. Research and design of intelligent structure for test and evaluation system of human health on BIA%基于智能结构的BIA人体健康测评系统研究与设计

    刘伟; 王建平; 孙怡宁; 张崇巍

    2012-01-01

    针对人体健康评价中数据庞大、受影响因素多等问题,从智能特征建模方法入手结合专家系统理论提出一种智能结构人体健康评价系统模型.运用生物电阻抗技术综合人体总阻抗与分段阻抗相结合的测量方法得到人体生理参数;仿人思维模式把人体健康测评这一复杂任务系统分解为决策、测评两个层次,决策层通过定义有限状态机的转移方式,确定系统所属状态,测评层采用层次分析获取健康评价模式,有效解决了人体健康测评中的多任务、不确定的问题,为解决一类复杂系统的建模问题提供了一个解决思路.%An intelligent structure model is presented in test and evaluation of human health system due to the huge data and many interfering factors in the evaluation process. Human physiologic parameters are obtained with the whole body bioelectrical impedance and trunk subdivision bioelectrical impedance; according to basic ideas of imitation of human intelligence, the complex task system of test and evaluation of human health can be decomposed into two levels: decision and evaluation; the transferring manners based on finite-state-machine is defined in decision level, the analytic hierarchy process is adopted in evaluation level. The multi-mission and uncertainty problem in test and evaluation of human health system can be solved with the intelligent structure model. It brings about a method to deal with the modelling complex system.

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

    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...

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

    Valderi D. Leite

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available 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 utilizado. As proporções de rúmen empregadas foram de 5, 10 e 15% (percentagem em peso.O trabalho foi realizado em um sistema experimental, constituído basicamente por quatro reatores anaeróbios de batelada, com capacidade unitária de 20 L. A eficiência do processo foi determinada tomando-se, como parâmetros avaliativos, os sólidos totais voláteis (STV, a demanda química de oxigênio (DQO e o nitrogênio total Kjedhal (NTK. Salienta-se que este processo de tratamento bioestabiliza os resíduos orgânicos putrescíveis, tornando-os biodisponíveis de aplicação nos solos, além de produzir metano, que pode ser utilizado como fonte alternativa de energia para fins domésticos e industriais. A análise dos dados deste trabalho demonstra que o desempenho do processo de bioestabilização foi função do percentual de rúmen utilizado.The anaerobic biostabilization process can be employed for the treatment of a large variety of substrates, among which the organic solid waste can be cited. In this work, the anaerobic biostabilization process was employed to treat the putrescible organic solid waste of urban and rural origin. The urban origin waste basically consisted of fruits peelings, vegetables and foliage, whereas the rural solid waste was only the bovine rumen. The proportions of rumen used were 5, 10 and 15% (weight basis. The work was carried out on an experimental scale, basically consisting of four anaerobic batch reactors, each with a capacity of 20 L. The efficiency of the process was determined by evaluation of the following parameters: total volatile solids (TVS, chemical oxygen demand (COD and total Kjedhal nitrogen (TKN. It may be pointed out that this treatment process biostabilizes the putrescible organic waste, making it available for application in the soils as well as producing of methane, which can be used as a source of alternative energy for domestic and industrial purposes. The analysis of the data shows that the performance of the biostabilization process is a function of the percentage of rumen used.

  6. Viabilidade de ovos de Fasciola hepatica de bovinos em sistema de biodigestão anaeróbia Viability of bovine's Fasciola hepatica eggs in a system of anaerobic biodigestion

    M.B. Mentz; J.M. Wiest; P.C. Gonçalves

    2004-01-01

    Cattle Fasciola hepatica egg-viability was studied in closed system of anaerobic biodigestion. Two thirds of a biodigestor were filled with liquefied manure from eight Hosltein cows, naturally infected. For 10 consecutive weeks of observation, the biodigestor internal temperature ranged from 24ºC to 28ºC, and external temperature from 26ºC to 33ºC. All the effluent samples showed a constant pH of 7. The samples of the effluent were weekly collected, in a total of 10 and submitted to technique...

  7. Viabilidade de ovos de Fasciola hepatica de bovinos em sistema de biodigestão anaeróbia Viability of bovine's Fasciola hepatica eggs in a system of anaerobic biodigestion

    M.B. Mentz

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Cattle Fasciola hepatica egg-viability was studied in closed system of anaerobic biodigestion. Two thirds of a biodigestor were filled with liquefied manure from eight Hosltein cows, naturally infected. For 10 consecutive weeks of observation, the biodigestor internal temperature ranged from 24ºC to 28ºC, and external temperature from 26ºC to 33ºC. All the effluent samples showed a constant pH of 7. The samples of the effluent were weekly collected, in a total of 10 and submitted to techniques to detect the presence and viability of the trematode eggs. It was detected a 42-day egg viability. Therefore, liquefied cattle manure containing Fasciola hepatica eggs must remain under anaerobic biodigestion for at least 42 days before its safe return to the environment.

  8. A profecia dos desertos da Líbia: conservação da natureza e construção nacional no pensamento de José Bonifácio

    Pádua José Augusto

    2000-01-01

    O artigo demonstra que as preocupações manifestadas por José Bonifácio quanto ao uso destrutivo dos recursos naturais, especialmente das florestas, representam um elemento básico e recorrente no seu pensamento político. A análise da evolução dos seus escritos, entre 1790 e 1823, revela uma permanente ligação do autor com a corrente científica conhecida como "economia da natureza", que se originou na Europa do século XVIII e é considerada um dos elos genealógicos mais imediatos na formação pos...

  9. A profecia dos desertos da Líbia: conservação da natureza e construção nacional no pensamento de José Bonifácio

    Pádua José Augusto

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo demonstra que as preocupações manifestadas por José Bonifácio quanto ao uso destrutivo dos recursos naturais, especialmente das florestas, representam um elemento básico e recorrente no seu pensamento político. A análise da evolução dos seus escritos, entre 1790 e 1823, revela uma permanente ligação do autor com a corrente científica conhecida como "economia da natureza", que se originou na Europa do século XVIII e é considerada um dos elos genealógicos mais imediatos na formação posterior da "ecologia". A reforma profunda na relação com o meio natural no Brasil, superando o padrão predatório de exploração herdado do colonialismo, configurou um dos eixos centrais do projeto nacional de Bonifácio, que incluía uma indicação bastante precisa das políticas públicas que seriam necessárias para realizar este objetivo. Sua principal contribuição foi demonstrar a existência de uma relação de causalidade entre o escravismo e a destruição ambiental.

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

    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...

  11. Modelagem da decomposição aeróbia de lodo de esgoto em solos com diferentes texturas Modeling of aerobic decomposition of sewage sludge in soils of different textures

    Cláudia R. Teles

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Buscou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o efeito do teor de argila sobre o processo de decomposição de lodo de esgoto disposto em solo e propor modelos matemáticos inserindo este efeito em seus parâmetros. Solos com texturas contrastantes originados de uma mesma matriz permitiram estabelecer melhores relações entre o teor de argila, biomassa microbiana e carbono orgânico total e a produção de CO2 do que experimentos similares da literatura em que foram utilizados solos de diferentes matrizes. O efeito do teor de argila se manifestou apenas no período inicial de 7 dias (R² = 0,59**. Modelos cinéticos foram propostos para modelar a decomposição de lodo em solos com diferentes texturas. Determinaram-se modelos de primeira ordem bifásicos, assumindo que a fase lenta e a rápida não ocorrem simultaneamente, enquanto os parâmetros do modelo correspondentes às fases lenta e rápida foram correlacionados ao teor de argila resultando em modelos matemáticos que evidenciaram o efeito deste fator no processo de decomposição ao mesmo tempo em que permitem prever seu efeito na produção de CO2.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of clay content on sewage sludge decomposition in soil and to propose mathematical models with clay dependent parameters. Soils with contrasting textures from the same sample matrix allowed better relationships to be derived between clay content, microbial biomass, organic carbon and CO2 production then those usually obtained in the literature. Clay effect was noticed only in the first week (R² = 0.59**. Kinetic models were proposed to model sludge decomposition in soils with different textures. Double phase first order models with non-simultaneous time scales were fitted to the data. Model parameters were correlated to clay content, emphasizing the clay effect on sewage sludge decomposition and providing a model for prediction of CO2 production.

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

    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...

  13. Język polski w Rosji Radzieckiej w okresie międzywojennym a polszczyzna na Białorusi radzieckiej (na materiale wybranych zagadnień fleksji rzeczowej

    Tamara Graczykowska

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Polish language in Soviet Russia in the interwar period and the Polish language in Soviet Belarus (based on selected features of noun inflexionIn this present paper the author makes an attempt to compare several specific features of noun inflexion excerpted from “Trybuna Radziecka” with the adequate material from the Belarussian press published in the interwar period too. “Trybuna Radziecka” was the Polish newspaper published in Moscow from 1927 to 1938 and edited by Polish Communists, living as political émigrés in the post-revolution Soviet Russia. The Polish language (including the language of the Polish press in Soviet Russia was subject to two powerful mechanisms: communist propaganda and totalitarianism. The language of the Polish press is characteristic of numerous divergences in relation to general Polish especially in vocabulary (the lexical level is dominated by the Russicisms and Sovietic elements. Comaparative analysis shows that the deviations from the general Polish occurred in both sources, but the specific inflexion features are not numerous. The flexion level is arisen under the influence of foreign language system (Belarussian and Russian. All the regional features still function in the postwar Northern Borderland Polish. Польский язык в советской России в период между первой и второй мировой войнами и польский язык в советской Белоруссии (на избранных примерах флексии имени существительногоВ статье сопоставлен язык газеты „Trybuna Radziecka”, издаваемой польскими коммунистами в Москве в межвоенный период, с языком польской прессы, публикуемой в советской Белоруссии в то же веремя. Анализ ведётся на избранных примерах флексии имени существительного. Большинство явлений отмечено в обоих источниках. Следует подчеркнуть, что почти все представленные особенности флексии существительного появились вследствие восточнославянского воздействия, прежде всего русского. Некоторые отклонения представляют собой общепольские тенденции того времени (напр. колебания -i (-y // -owie в именительном падеже существительных м.р. типа liberali или колебания ø // -i в родительном падеже мн.ч. существительных ж.р. типа czytelń. Как показало исследование, все указанные явления в области флексии зафиксированы также в послевоенной вильнюсской прессе. Автор подчёркивает, что ком мунистическая пропаганда и тоталитаризм оставили на польском языке (включая язык польской прессы в советской России в межвоенный период сильный отпечаток (особенно в лексике.

  14. 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

    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.

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

    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.

  16. 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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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 ...

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

    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.

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

    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

  1. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in equine muscle assessment

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

    2015-01-01

    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......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 mf......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...

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

    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.

  3. L-Dex Ratio in Detecting Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Specificity

    Mei R. Fu; Cleland, Charles M.; Guth, Amber A.; Kayal, Maia; Haber, Judith; Cartwright, Francis; Kleinman, Robin; Kang, Yang; Scagliola, Joan; Axelrod, Deborah

    2013-01-01

    Advances in bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) permit the assessment of lymphedema by directly measuring lymph fluid changes. The purpose of the study was to examine the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of cross-sectional assessment of BIA in detecting lymphedema in a large metropolitan clinical setting. BIA was used to measure lymph fluid changes. Limb volume by sequential circumferential tape measurement was used to validate the presence of lymphedema. Data were collected from ...

  4. 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

    Knechtle, B; A. Wirth; Knechtle, P; Rosemann, T; Rüst, C A; R. Bescós

    2011-01-01

    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 < 0.001) compared with anthropometry. When the result...

  5. Validity of Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement in Predicting Fat-Free Mass of Chinese Children and Adolescents

    Wang, Lin; Hui, Stanley Sai-chuen; Wong, Stephen Heung-sang

    2014-01-01

    Background The current study aimed to examine the validity of various published bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equations in estimating FFM among Chinese children and adolescents and to develop BIA equations for the estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) appropriate for Chinese children and adolescents. Material/Methods A total of 255 healthy Chinese children and adolescents aged 9 to 19 years old (127 males and 128 females) from Tianjin, China, participated in the BIA measurement at 50 kHz...

  6. Fat-free mass prediction equations for bioelectric impedance analysis compared to dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in obese adolescents: a validation study

    Hofsteenge, Geesje H.; Chinapaw, Mai JM; Weijs, Peter JM

    2015-01-01

    Background In clinical practice, patient friendly methods to assess body composition in obese adolescents are needed. Therefore, the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) related fat-free mass (FFM) prediction equations (FFM-BIA) were evaluated in obese adolescents (age 11–18 years) compared to FFM measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (FFM-DXA) and a new population specific FFM-BIA equation is developed. Methods After an overnight fast, the subjects attended the outpatient clinic. Af...

  7. Bioelectrical impedance analysis--part I

    Kyle, Ursula G; Bosaeus, Ingvar; De Lorenzo, Antonio D;

    2004-01-01

    fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, when using appropriate population, age or pathology-specific BIA equations and established procedures. Published BIA equations validated against a reference method in a sufficiently large number of subjects are presented and ranked according to the standard error of...... altered hydration states also requires further research. ESPEN guidelines for the clinical use of BIA measurements are described in a paper to appear soon in Clinical Nutrition....

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

    Ahyoung Choi; Justin Younghyun Kim; Seongwook Jo; Jae Hwan Jee; Heymsfield, Steven B.; Bhagat, Yusuf A.; Insoo Kim; Jaegeol Cho

    2015-01-01

    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, Buckingha...

  9. 25 CFR 170.407 - What happens to unobligated planning funds?

    2010-04-01

    ... RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Planning, Design, and Construction of Indian Reservation Roads Program Facilities... than August 15, the BIA regional office may use the remaining funds for construction after...

  10. 77 FR 36289 - Implementation of Indian Reservation Roads Program and Streamlining the Federal Delivery of...

    2012-06-18

    ... Delivery of Tribal Transportation Services AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of... (IRR) funding among tribes; (2) streamlining BIA delivery of transportation program services to...

  11. 49 CFR 22.21 - Participation criteria.

    2010-10-01

    ... five (5) years; (b) It must demonstrate a philosophy and history of lending to small, disadvantaged and... Business Administration (SBA), Agriculture Rural Development, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA),...

  12. An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

    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.

  13. 2012 Indice de la faim dans le monde:: Relever le defi de la faim: Assurer une sécurité alimentaire durable dan un monde sous contraintes en eau, en énergie et en terres

    von Grebmer, Klaus; Ringler, Claudia; Rosegrant, Mark W.; Olofinbiyi, Tolulope; Wiesmann, Doris; Fritschel, Heidi; Badiane, Ousmane; Torero, Maximo; Yohannes, Yisehac; Thompson, Jennifer; von Oppeln, Constanze; Rahall, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    Selon l’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2012 (GHI), la faim dans le monde a quelque peu diminué depuis 1990 mais reste « grave ». La moyenne mondiale masque des écarts importants entre les régions et les pays. A l’échelle régionale, ce sont l’Asie du Sud et l’Afrique subsaharienne qui obtiennent les scores GHI les plus élevés. L’Asie du Sud a considérablement diminué son score GHI entre 1990 et 1996, notamment en réduisant le nombre d’enfants souffrant d’insuffisance pondérale, mais n’a pas p...

  14. Quantifying consumer portion control practices

    Spence, M.; Lähteenmäki, Liisa; Stancu, Violeta;

    2015-01-01

    ) 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...... 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...

  15. An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

    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...

  16. 25 CFR 170.471 - How are projects administered?

    2010-04-01

    ... under ISDEAA, BIA will monitor performance under the requirements of 25 CFR 900.130 and 900.131(b)(9) or 25 CFR 1000.243 and 1000.249(c) and (e), as appropriate. If BIA discovers a problem during an on-site... PROGRAM Planning, Design, and Construction of Indian Reservation Roads Program Facilities Construction...

  17. Off-Reservation Boarding School Survey.

    Underwood, George W.

    Investigating the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) boarding schools, a survey team of researchers in law, accounting, education, and psychology gathered data from the 18 BIA off-reservation boarding schools (3 elementary, 12 secondary, and 3 post secondary schools). Data were utilized to examine: student characteristics; teacher-pupil ratios;…

  18. 78 FR 15035 - Extension, Without Changes of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and...

    2013-03-08

    ... facsimile to (202) 208-5113; or send via email to Terrence.Parks@bia.gov . Comments relating to the IHS... 20852; send via facsimile to (301) 443-4446; or send via email to Roselyn.Tso@ihs.gov . FOR FURTHER..., among other things, what must be included in a tribe's initial ISDEAA contract proposal to the BIA...

  19. 76 FR 26759 - Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects

    2011-05-09

    ... Federal Register on November 1, 2010 (75 FR 67095) to propose adjustments to the irrigation assessment..., and status of the funds are reported to Project water users on a regular basis. Comment: The BIA... determination of the rate.'' Response: Following BIA policy, the Wapato Irrigation Project conducted two...

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

    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

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

    Hendel, H W; Gotfredsen, A; Højgaard, L;

    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...

  2. The Impact of National Cultures on Business & IT Alignment

    Silvius, A.J.G.

    2008-01-01

    Aligning IT to business needs is still one of the most important concerns for senior management. The message of Business & IT Alignment (BIA) is logical and undisputed, but implementation apparently difficult. As part of a research program on the differences between the theory and practice of BIA th

  3. Multi-frequency bioimpedance in equine muscle assessment

    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)

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

    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

  5. The Effect of an Acute After-School Exercise Bout on Percentage of Body Fat Using Leg-to-Leg Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Children

    Andreacci, Joseph L.; Dixon, Curt B.; Rompolski, Krista; VanGorden, Kelly M.

    2008-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a fast, easy to administer, and relatively inexpensive method of evaluating body composition. Due to the ease of operation, interest in using BIA to estimate percentage of body fat (%BF) has grown, especially in settings where body composition assessments are often performed without the benefit of…

  6. Comparison of Bioelectrical Impedance and Skinfolds with Hydrodensitometry in the Assessment of Body Composition in Healthy Young Adults

    Rutherford, W. J.; Diemer, Gary A.; Scott, Eric D.

    2011-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a widely used method for estimating body composition, yet issues concerning its validity persist in the literature. The purpose of this study was to validate percentage of body fat (BF) values estimated from BIA and skinfold (SF) with those obtained from hydrodensitometry (HD). Percent BF values measured…

  7. 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

    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

  8. Comparison of Standing Posture Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis with DXA for Body Composition in a Large, Healthy Chinese Population

    Chen, Kuen-Tsann; Chen, Yu-Yawn; Wang, Chia-Wei; Chuang, Chih-Lin; Chiang, Li-Ming; Lai, Chung-Liang; Lu, Hsueh-Kuan; Dwyer, Gregory B.; Chao, Shu-Ping; Shih, Ming-Kuei; Hsieh, Kuen-Chang

    2016-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a common method for assessing body composition in research and clinical trials. BIA is convenient but when compared with other reference methods, the results have been inconclusive. The level of obesity degree in subjects is considered to be an important factor affecting the accuracy of the measurements. A total of 711 participants were recruited in Taiwan and were sub-grouped by gender and levels of adiposity. Regression analysis and Bland-Altman analysis were used to evaluate the agreement of the measured body fat percentage (BF%) between BIA and DXA. The BF% measured by the DXA and BIA methods (Tanita BC-418) were expressed as BF%DXA and BF%BIA8, respectively. A one-way ANOVA was used to test the differences in BF% measurements by gender and levels of adiposity. The estimated BF%BIA8 and BF%DXA in the all subjects, male and female groups were all highly correlated (r = 0.934, 0.901, 0.916, all P< 0.001). The average estimated BF%BIA8 (22.54 ± 9.48%) was significantly lower than the average BF%DXA (26.26 ± 11.18%). The BF%BIA8 was overestimated in the male subgroup (BF%DXA< 15%), compared to BF%DXA by 0.45%, respectively. In the other subgroups, the BF%BIA8 values were all underestimated. Standing BIA estimating body fat percentage in Chinese participants have a high correlation, but underestimated on normal and high obesity degree in both male and female subjects. PMID:27467065

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

    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.

  10. Organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in human tissues from Dutch citizens (1968-1983)

    Greve; P.A.

    1985-01-01

    In dit rapport zijn de onderzoekingen samengevat die sinds 1968 door het RIV(M) zijn uitgevoerd in opdracht van de HIL en/of GHI m.b.t. het voorkomen van de organochloorverbindingen hexachloorbenzeen (HCB), HCH-isomeren, heptachloorepoxide, dieldrin, DDT-complex en PCB's in humane weefsels.

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

    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.

  12. Initiatives to Reduce Earthquake Risk of Developing Countries

    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

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

    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.

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

    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.

  15. 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.

    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

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

    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

  17. Bioelectrical impedance is an accurate method to assess body composition in obese but not severely obese adolescents.

    Verney, Julien; Metz, Lore; Chaplais, Elodie; Cardenoux, Charlotte; Pereira, Bruno; Thivel, David

    2016-07-01

    The aim of this study was to compare total and segmental body composition results between bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan and to test the reproducibility of BIA in obese adolescents. We hypothesized that BIA offers an accurate and reproducible method to assess body composition in adolescents with obesity. Whole-body and segmental body compositions were assessed by BIA (Tanita MC-780) and DXA (Hologic) among 138 (110 girls and 28 boys) obese adolescents (Tanner stage 3-5) aged 14±1.5years. The BIA analysis was replicated on 3 identical occasions in 32 participants to test the reproducibility of the methods. Whole-body fat mass percentage was significantly higher using the BIA method compared with DXA (40.6±7.8 vs 38.8±4.9%, PBioimpedance analysis offers an acceptable and reproducible alternative to assess body composition in obese adolescents, with however a loss of correlation between BIA and DXA with increasing body fat; its validity remains uncertain for segmental analysis among obese youth. PMID:27333957

  18. Biomarkers Provide Clues to Early Events in the Pathogenesis of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.

    Kadin, Marshall E; Deva, Anand; Xu, Haiying; Morgan, John; Khare, Pranay; MacLeod, Roderick A F; Van Natta, Bruce W; Adams, William P; Brody, Garry S; Epstein, Alan L

    2016-07-01

    Almost 200 women worldwide have been diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The unique location and specific lymphoma type strongly suggest an etio-pathologic link between breast implants and BIA-ALCL. It is postulated that chronic inflammation via bacterial infection may be an etiological factor. BIA-ALCL resembles primary cutaneous ALCL (pcALCL) in morphology, activated T-cell phenotype, and indolent clinical course. Gene expression array analysis, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry were used to study pcALCL and BIA-ALCL cell lines. Clinical samples were also studied to characterize transcription factor and cytokine profiles of tumor cells and surrounding lymphocytes. BIA-ALCL and pcALCL were found to have common expression of transcription factors SOCS3, JunB, SATB1, and a cytokine profile suggestive of a Th1 phenotype. Similar patterns were observed in a CD30+ cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD). The patterns of cytokine and transcription factor expression suggest that BIA-ALCL is likely to arise from chronic bacterial antigen stimulation of T-cells. Further analysis of cytokine and transcription factor profiles may allow early detection and treatment of BIA-ALCL leading to better prognosis and survival. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 5: Risk. PMID:26979456

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

    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.

  20. New aquatic sites of the fungus Sommerstorffia spinosa

    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.

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

    Böhm, A; Heitmann, B L

    2013-01-01

    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...

  2. 76 FR 38650 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

    2011-07-01

    .../compliance/nepa/eisdata.html . Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section..., BIA, CA, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians Fee-To-Trust and Casino-Hotel Project,...

  3. Body Composition Tests

    ... In BIA, a person is weighed. Age, height, gender and weight or other physical characteristics such as ... You can print this fact sheet on a single page in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or Adobe ...

  4. Combining Near-Subject Absolute and Relative Measures of Longitudinal Hydration in Hemodialysis

    Chan, Cian; McIntyre, Christopher; Smith, David; Spanel, Patrik; Davies, Simon J.

    2009-01-01

    Background and objectives: The feasibility and additional value of combining bioimpedance analysis (BIA) with near-subject absolute measurement of total body water using deuterium dilution (TBWD) in determining longitudinal fluid status was investigated.

  5. 77 FR 50156 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the...

    2012-08-20

    ... location of the service delivery. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) requires that certain... implement the DCIA requirement to collect customer information, the BIA has included a section...

  6. 77 FR 76512 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Electric Service Data for the Operation of Power...

    2012-12-28

    ... location of the service delivery. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) requires that certain... implement the DCIA requirement to collect customer information, the BIA has included a section...

  7. 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

    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.

  8. 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

    Luana de Assis Silva; Fábio Rubens Soares; Emília Satoshi Miyamaru Seo

    2015-01-01

    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 proc...

  9. Az ortodox kolostor mint önfenntartó ökológiai rendszer. Élet Besszarábia szerzetesi közösségeiben - The Ortodox Monastery as a Self-sustaining Ecological System-Life in the Monastic Communities of Bessarabia

    LENGYEL, László

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available I have visited monasteries in Moldovaten times between 2004 and 2013. In this paper, I would like to present my experiences that I have gained there. I am going to start my account witha briefintroduction of the history of Eastern Monasticism and the general way of life in the monasteries. Nowadays, monks in Moldova live according to medieval laws and rules, but not in thespiritual, but in the practical sense of these regulations. They produce their own food, raw materials and ritual accessories. They are involved in several merchant activities,such as icon painting, candle pouring and wine production. How is a communityorganized, maintained and provided with the goods it requires? How do people become members of these communities? What are the most important factsto know about Ortodox monasteries? These are the questionsI tried toanswer in my presentation.

  10. 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

    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.

  11. Predição da potência aeróbia (VO2máx de crianças e adolescentes em teste incremental na esteira rolante Prediction of aerobic power (VO2max of children and adolescents during an incremental treadmill test

    Fabiana Andrade Machado

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2máx é a quantidade máxima de energia que pode ser produzida pelo metabolismo aeróbio em determinada unidade de tempo, podendo ser determinado direta ou indiretamente através de equações preditivas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi elaborar uma equação preditiva específica para determinar o VO2máx de meninos de 10 a 16 anos. Quarenta e dois meninos realizaram teste ergoespirométrico de corrida em esteira rolante com velocidade inicial de 9 km/h até exaustão voluntária. Através da regressão linear múltipla foi possível desenvolver a seguinte equação para a determinação indireta do VO2máx: VO2máx (ml/min = -1574,06 + (141,38 x Vpico + (48,34 * Massa corporal, com erro padrão de estimativa = 191,5 ml/min (4,10 ml/kg/min e o coeficiente de determinação = 0,934. Sugerimos que esta é uma fórmula adequada para predizer o VO2máx para esta população.The maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max is the maximal quantity of energy that can be produced by the aerobic metabolism in certain time unity. It can be determined direct or indirectly by predictive equations. The objective of this study was to make a specific predictive equation to determine the VO2max from boys aged 10-16 years-old. Forty-two boys underwent a treadmill running ergospirometric test, with the initial velocity set at 9 km/h, until voluntary exhaustion. By the multiple linear regression was possible to develop the following equation for the indirect determination of the VO2max: VO2max (ml/min = -1574.06 + (141.38 x Vpeak + (48.34 * Body mass, with standard error of estimate = 191.5 ml/min (4.10 ml/kg/min and coefficient of determination = 0.934. We suggest that this formula is appropriate to predict VO2max for this population.

  12. 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

    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...

  13. 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

    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,...

  14. Desenvolvimento e desempenho de um fixador flexível na consolidação de fraturas diafisárias transversais provocadas iatrogênicamente na tíbia de carneiros Development and performance of a flexible fixator on bone healing of transverse diaphyseal fracture caused iatrogenically in the sheep tibiae

    Giuliano Barbieri

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo experimental sobre o desenvolvimento e desempenho de um fixador externo flexível no processo de consolidação de tíbias de carneiros submetidas à osteotomia transversa mediodiafisária. Foram empregados no estudo 20 carneiros da raça Santa Inês, com massa corporal média de 37kg, divididos em diferentes grupos conforme o período de observação pós-operatória, de 30, 45, 60 e 90 dias. Ao final, os animais sofreram a eutanásia e as tíbias foram removidas para estudo de volumetria transversal do calo ósseo por tomografia computadorizada e ensaio mecânico destrutivo. Os resultados mostraram que ocorreu a formação de calo ósseo volumoso, caracterizando assim a ocorrência de deslocamento de carga axial para o foco da osteotomia, promovida pelo fixador externo utilizado. No ensaio mecânico, observou-se que as comparações entre os grupos respectivos intactos e operados foram significantemente diferentes (PAn experimental study was carried out to verify the development and performance of a flexible external fixator on the bone healing process of the tibia of sheep submitted to a transverse diaphyseal osteotomy. It was used twenty Santa Inês sheep with average weigh of 37kg divided in groups, according to the period of postoperative observation of 30, 45, 60 and 90 days. At the end, the animals were sacrificed and the tibiae were removed for study of transverse callus volumetric by computed tomography and destructive mechanical testing. The results had shown that the formation of voluminous callus occurred, thus characterizing the occurrence of displacement of axial load to the focus of the osteotomy, promoted by the used external fixator used. The mechanical testing showed that the comparisons between the respective intact and operated groups were significantly different (P<0.05 except for the group with 90 days, which demonstrated equivalent stiffness when compared to normal bone. In none of the animals there was development of pseudarthrosis or non-union of the bone. Given the results, it was conclude that the use of the flexible fixator covered in this research for treatment of long bones fractures in medium animals was easy to apply, reproducible and recommended.

  15. Desenvolvimento e desempenho de um fixador flexível na consolidação de fraturas diafisárias transversais provocadas iatrogênicamente na tíbia de carneiros Development and performance of a flexible fixator on bone healing of transverse diaphyseal fracture caused iatrogenically in the sheep tibiae

    Giuliano Barbieri; Nilton Mazzer; Carlos Alberto Moro; Vanessa Vilela Monte-Raso; Rodrigo Okubo; Cláudio Henrique Barbieri

    2011-01-01

    Foi realizado um estudo experimental sobre o desenvolvimento e desempenho de um fixador externo flexível no processo de consolidação de tíbias de carneiros submetidas à osteotomia transversa mediodiafisária. Foram empregados no estudo 20 carneiros da raça Santa Inês, com massa corporal média de 37kg, divididos em diferentes grupos conforme o período de observação pós-operatória, de 30, 45, 60 e 90 dias. Ao final, os animais sofreram a eutanásia e as tíbias foram removidas para estudo de volum...

  16. Wzbogacanie indywidualnych zasobów słownictwa rdzennych mieszkańców Zagłębia Bełchatowskiego wywodzących się spoś ród użytkownikow gwary

    Szlesiński, Iwo

    1987-01-01

    Zadanie pt. „Digitalizacja i udostępnienie w Cyfrowym Repozytorium Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego kolekcji czasopism naukowych wydawanych przez Uniwersytet Łódzki” nr 885/P-DUN/2014 zostało dofinansowane ze środków MNiSW w ramach działalności upowszechniającej naukę

  17. 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

    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.

  18. Contribuição para o estudo de avaliação do desempenho de um sistema de estabilização anaeróbia e utilização do gás produzido

    Pires, Ana Filipa Ferreira Esteves

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Engenharia do Ambiente,Perfil Engenharia Sanitária As crescentes preocupações relativas à escassez de recursos energéticos (petróleo, carvão) e principalmente a poluição ambiental a eles associada levam à necessidade de procura de fontes alternativas, “amigas do ambiente” e que possam ao mesmo tempo reduzir resíduos gerados pelas várias actividades humanas. ...

  19. 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

    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.

  20. 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

    Paulo Roberto Santos-Silva

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 players were evaluated on an ergometric treadmill with velocity increments of 1.2 km.h-1 every 2 minutes and a fixed inclination of 3% during the test. VO2max was measured directly using a breath-by-breath metabolic gas analyzer. RESULTS: The maximum running speed and VO2max attained in the 2 tests were, respectively: (15.6 ± 1.1 vs. 15.7 ± 1.2 km.h-1; [P = .78] and (54.5 ± 3.9 vs. 55.2 ± 4.4 ml.kg-1.min-1; [P = .88]. There was high and significant correlation of VO2max between the 2 tests with a 15-day interval between them [r = 0.97; P OBJETIVO: Determinar o grau de reprodutibilidade do consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2max em jogadores de futebol utilizando o protocolo de Heck modificado. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados por duas vezes, com intervalo de 15 dias entre os testes, 11 futebolistas masculinos. Todos eram de alto nível, treinavam em média 10 horas por semana subdivididos em treinamentos físicos, técnicos, táticos e jogos competitivos, totalizando cinco vezes por semana e na fase em que foram avaliados se encontravam em pleno período competitivo realizando um jogo por semana. Os futebolistas foram avaliados em esteira ergométrica (1,2 km.h-1 a cada dois minutos e inclinação fixa durante o teste em 3%. O VO2max foi medido diretamente utilizando analisador metabólico de análise de gases expirados respiração-a-respiração. RESULTADOS: A velocidade máxima de corrida e o VO2max atingido nos dois testes foram respectivamente: (15,6 ± 1,1 vs. 15,7 ± 1,2 km.h-1; [p = 0,78] e (54,5 ± 3,9 vs. 55,2 ± 4,4 ml.kg-1.min-1; [P = 0,88]. Houve correlação significante e alta do VO2max entre os dois testes após 15 dias de intervalo [r = 0,97; P< 0,001]. CONCLUSÃO: O protocolo de Heck modificado foi reprodutível e o intervalo de quinze dias entre os testes ergoespirométricos não foi suficiente para modificar significativamente o VO2max dos jogadores de futebol.

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

    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.

  2. 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

    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.

  3. Źródła do dziejów Prus Królewskich w zespole "Książęta Radziwiłłowie" (Fond 694) w Narodowym Archiwum Historycznym Białorusi w Mińsku

    Nowosad, Wiesław

    2013-01-01

    Prusy Królewskie jako prowincja Rzeczypospolitej znacznie ucierpiały w czasie wielu wojen prowadzonych na przestrzeni ostatnich 500 lat. Kataklizm wojen dopełniony został losowymi wypadkami pożarów trawiących miasta na przestrzeni tego okresu. Wraz ze zniszczeniami miast, zamków i dworów destrukcji ulegały również zgromadzone w nich akta. W efekcie tych zniszczeń do dnia dzisiejszego przetrwał zaledwie niewielki fragment dziedzictwa aktowego. Dwa z trzech dawnych województw Prus Królewskich n...

  4. 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

    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.

  5. A Comparison Study of Portable Foot-to-Foot Bioelectrical Impedance Scale to Measure Body Fat Percentage in Asian Adults and Children

    Pei Ying Sim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To compare the measurements of body fat percentage (BF% using the foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analysis (FTF-BIA with the direct segmental multifrequency BIA (DSM-BIA. Methods. There were 36 men and 52 women (37.1±14.3 years with 57% Malays, 30% Chinese, and 13% Indian. For children, there were 45 boys and 26 girls (11.5±2.5 years with 52% Malay, 15% Chinese, and 33% Indian. Results. Mean height for men was 168.4 cm, 11 cm taller than women. Men were 10 kg heavier than women at 70 kg. BF% in women was 32% and 33% whereas BF% in men was 23% and 25% when measured using FTF-BIA and DSM-BIA, respectively. In children, BF% measured with FTF-BIA and DSM-BIA was 49% and 46%, respectively. The correlations were significant for men (r=0.92, SEE = 2.80, women (r=0.91, SEE = 3.31, boys (r=0.95, SEE = 5.44, and girls (r=0.96, SEE = 5.27. The BF% in underweight/normal (r=0.92, SEE = 2.47 and that in overweight/obese adults (r=0.89, SEE = 3.61 were strongly correlated. The correlations were significant in normal/underweight (r=0.94, SEE = 3.78 and obese/overweight children (r=0.83, SEE = 6.49. All ethnic groups showed significant correlation with BF%. Malay adults (r=0.92, SEE = 3.27 and children (r=0.94, SEE = 0.88 showed significant mean differences in BF%. Conclusion. The FTF-BIA showed higher accuracy for all normal/underweight and Chinese group with acceptable overestimation in children and underestimation in adults. Caution should be taken when interpreting BF% depending on gender, BMI, and ethnicity.

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

    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 ...

  7. Volume and Nutritional Status Evaluated by Bioimpedance Affected by Body Positions

    Ender HÜR; Özişik, Melih; Ural, Cihan; Şennur KÖSE; İbrahim YILDIRIM; Yildiz, Gürsel; Mağden, Kemal; Fehmi AKÇİÇEK; Ali BAŞÇI; Gültekin SÜLEYMANLAR; ATEŞ, Kenan; Duman, Soner

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Body composition analysis is useful technique for assessing hydration, nutritional status and predicting clinical outcomes. Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a cheap and noninvasive tool for monitoring body composition but needs some improvements regarding measurement methods. We aimed to fi nd out if body position has an effect on the BIA results. MATERIAL and METHODS: Personal characteristics including age, gender, height, weight and blood pressure were recorded. Hydration and nu...

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

    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. New aquatic sites of the fungus Sommerstorffia spinosa

    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...

  10. Are Ethnic and Gender Specific Equations Needed to Derive Fat Free Mass from Bioelectrical Impedance in Children of South Asian, Black African-Caribbean and White European Origin? Results of the Assessment of Body Composition in Children Study

    Nightingale, Claire M; Rudnicka, Alicja R; Owen, Christopher G; Donin, Angela S.; Newton, Sian L.; Furness, Cheryl A.; Emma L Howard; Gillings, Rachel D.; Jonathan C K Wells; Cook, Derek G.; Whincup, Peter H.

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a potentially valuable method for assessing lean mass and body fat levels in children from different ethnic groups. We examined the need for ethnic- and gender-specific equations for estimating fat free mass (FFM) from BIA in children from different ethnic groups and examined their effects on the assessment of ethnic differences in body fat. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of children aged 8-10 years in London Primary schools including 325 ...

  11. Segmental Body Composition Assessment for Obese Japanese Adults by Single-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis with 8-point Contact Electrodes

    Sato, Susumu; Demura, Shinichi; Kitabayashi, Tamotsu; Noguchi, Takanori

    2007-01-01

    This study aimed to determine the accuracy of segmental body composition variables estimated by singlefrequency BIA with 8-point contact electrodes (SF-BIA8), compared with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Subjects were 72 obese Japanese adults (43 males and 29 females) aged 30 to 66 years. Segmental body composition variables (fat free mass : FFM, fat mass : FM, and percent fat mass : %FAT) were measured by these techniques. The correlations between impedance values and FFM measured b...

  12. Prediction of Fat-Free Mass Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Young Adults from Five Populations of African Origin

    Luke, Amy; Bovet, Pascal; Forrester, Terrence E.; Lambert, Estelle V; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Dugas, Lara R.; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon A; Kroff, Jacolene; Richie, Whitney N.; Schoeller, Dale A

    2013-01-01

    Background/Objectives Bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) is used in population and clinical studies as a technique for estimating body composition. Because of significant underrepresentation in existing literature, we sought to develop and validate predictive equation(s) for BIA for studies in populations of African origin. Subjects/Methods Among five cohorts of the Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS), height, weight, waist circumference and body composition, using isotope...

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

    Veugelers, Rebekka; Penning, Corine; van 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-...

  14. Measurement of body fat using leg to leg bioimpedance

    Sung, R; Lau, P; Yu, C.; Lam, P.; Nelson, E

    2001-01-01

    AIMS—(1) To validate a leg to leg bioimpedance analysis (BIA) device in the measurement of body composition in children by assessment of its agreement with dual energy x ray absorptiometry (DXA) and its repeatability. (2) To establish a reference range of percentage body fat in Hong Kong Chinese children.
METHODS—Sequential BIA and DXA methods were used to determine body composition in 49 children aged 7-18 years; agreement between the two methods was calculated. Repea...

  15. Is bioelectrical impedance accurate for use in large epidemiological studies?

    Merchant Anwar T

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Percentage of body fat is strongly associated with the risk of several chronic diseases but its accurate measurement is difficult. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA is a relatively simple, quick and non-invasive technique, to measure body composition. It measures body fat accurately in controlled clinical conditions but its performance in the field is inconsistent. In large epidemiologic studies simpler surrogate techniques such as body mass index (BMI, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio are frequently used instead of BIA to measure body fatness. We reviewed the rationale, theory, and technique of recently developed systems such as foot (or hand-to-foot BIA measurement, and the elements that could influence its results in large epidemiologic studies. BIA results are influenced by factors such as the environment, ethnicity, phase of menstrual cycle, and underlying medical conditions. We concluded that BIA measurements validated for specific ethnic groups, populations and conditions can accurately measure body fat in those populations, but not others and suggest that for large epdiemiological studies with diverse populations BIA may not be the appropriate choice for body composition measurement unless specific calibration equations are developed for different groups participating in the study.

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

    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)

  17. 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

    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)

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

    Choi, Ahyoung; Kim, Justin Younghyun; Jo, Seongwook; Jee, Jae Hwan; Heymsfield, Steven B; Bhagat, Yusuf A; Kim, Insoo; Cho, Jaegeol

    2015-01-01

    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 0.728 (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. PMID:26364636

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  2. Conformational Selection Underlies Recognition of a Molybdoenzyme by Its Dedicated Chaperone

    Lorenzi, Magali; Sylvi, Léa; Gerbaud, Guillaume; Mileo, Elisabetta; Halgand, Frédéric; Walburger, Anne; Vezin, Hervé; Belle, Valérie; Guigliarelli, Bruno; Magalon, Axel

    2012-01-01

    Molecular recognition is central to all biological processes. Understanding the key role played by dedicated chaperones in metalloprotein folding and assembly requires the knowledge of their conformational ensembles. In this study, the NarJ chaperone dedicated to the assembly of the membrane-bound respiratory nitrate reductase complex NarGHI, a molybdenum-iron containing metalloprotein, was taken as a model of dedicated chaperone. The combination of two techniques ie site-directed spin labeli...

  3. Nitrogen and Oxygen Regulation of Bacillus subtilis nasDEF Encoding NADH-Dependent Nitrite Reductase by TnrA and ResDE

    Nakano, Michiko M.; Hoffmann, Tamara; Zhu, Yi; Jahn, Dieter

    1998-01-01

    The nitrate and nitrite reductases of Bacillus subtilis have two different physiological functions. Under conditions of nitrogen limitation, these enzymes catalyze the reduction of nitrate via nitrite to ammonia for the anabolic incorporation of nitrogen into biomolecules. They also function catabolically in anaerobic respiration, which involves the use of nitrate and nitrite as terminal electron acceptors. Two distinct nitrate reductases, encoded by narGHI and nasBC, function in anabolic and...

  4. Validation of the surface downwelling solar irradiance estimates of the HelioClim-3 database in Egypt

    Yehia Eissa; Mohamed Korany; Youva Aoun; Mohamed Boraiy; Magdy M. Abdel Wahab; Alfaro, Stephane C.; Philippe Blanc; Mossad El-Metwally; Hosni Ghedira; Katja Hungershoefer; Lucien Wald

    2015-01-01

    International audience 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. ...

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

    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...

  6. Modeling the Cumulative Effects of Social Exposures on Health: Moving beyond Disease-Specific Models

    Heather L. White

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The traditional explanatory models used in epidemiology are “disease specific”, identifying risk factors for specific health conditions. Yet social exposures lead to a generalized, cumulative health impact which may not be specific to one illness. Disease-specific models may therefore misestimate social factors’ effects on health. Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and Canada 2001 Census we construct and compare “disease-specific” and “generalized health impact” (GHI models to gauge the negative health effects of one social exposure: socioeconomic position (SEP. We use logistic and multinomial multilevel modeling with neighbourhood-level material deprivation, individual-level education and household income to compare and contrast the two approaches. In disease-specific models, the social determinants under study were each associated with the health conditions of interest. However, larger effect sizes were apparent when outcomes were modeled as compound health problems (0, 1, 2, or 3+ conditions using the GHI approach. To more accurately estimate social exposures’ impacts on population health, researchers should consider a GHI framework.

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

    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.

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

    Spence, M; Lähteenmäki, 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

  9. Gestational Hypertension and Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Caterina Ledda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy, complicating 2-3% of pregnancies. High blood pressure (BP with diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg and/or systolic BP ≥ 140 mm Hg arising after week 22 of pregnancy and resolving after delivery is defined as gestational hypertension (GHY. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate whether occupational and/or environmental exposure to organophosphorus (OP pesticide affects GHY. Women at approximately 22 weeks of gestation were recruited. OP pesticide exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy was classified into four categories: no exposure, indirect exposure, domestic exposure, and occupational exposure. Application of the exclusion criteria left 2203 participants (mean age 30.4 ± 11.6 years. Data analysis showed that in women with indirect OP pesticide exposure the incidence of GHY was slightly higher than that in the world population, whereas domestic exposure involved a 7% increase and occupational exposure a 12% increase. Analysis of the pesticides used by participants highlighted a possible role for malathion and diazinon (adjusted OR 1.09 and 1.14, resp.. Further investigation of exposed workers and the general population is clearly warranted given the broad diffusion of OP pesticides and their possible public health impact, maybe by including a wider range of health outcomes.

  10. Comparison of two field methods for estimating body fat in different spanish dance disciplines.

    Alvero-Cruz, José Ramón; Marfell-Jones, Mike; Alacid, Fernando; Artero Orta, Pedro; Correas-Gómez, Lorena; Santonja Medina, Fernando; Carnero, Elvis A

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate percentage body fat (%BF) differences in three Spanish dance disciplines and to compare skinfold and bioelectrical impedance predictions of body fat percentage in the same sample. Seventy-six female dancers, divided into three groups, Classical (n=23), Spanish (n=29) and Flamenco (n=24), were measured using skinfold measurements at four sites: triceps, subscapular, biceps and iliac crest, and whole body multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance (BIA). The skinfold measures were used to predict body fat percentage via Durnin and Womersley's and Segal, Sun and Yannakoulia equations by BIA. Differences in percent fat mass between groups (Classical, Spanish and Flamenco) were tested by using repeated measures analysis (ANOVA). Also, Pearson's product-moment correlations were performed on the body fat percentage values obtained using both methods. In addition, Bland-Altman plots were used to assess agreement, between anthropometric and BIA methods. Repeated measures analysis of variance did not found differences in %BF between modalities (p<0.05). Fat percentage correlations ranged from r= 0.57 to r=0.97 (all, p<0.001). Bland-Altman analysis revealed differences between BIA Yannakoulia as a reference method with BIA Segal (-0.35 ± 2.32%, 95%CI: -0.89to 0.18, p=0.38), with BIA Sun (-0.73 ± 2.3%, 95%CI: -1.27 to -0.20, p=0.014) and Durnin-Womersley (-2.65 ± 2,48%, 95%CI: -3.22 to -2.07, p<0.0001). It was concluded that body fat percentage estimates by BIA compared with skinfold method were systematically different in young adult female ballet dancers, having a tendency to produce underestimations as %BF increased with Segal and Durnin-Womersley equations compared to Yannakoulia, concluding that these methods are not interchangeable. PMID:25238839

  11. Localized bioimpedance to assess muscle injury

    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)

  12. A review of the efficacy and safety of eslicarbazepine acetate in the management of partial-onset seizures.

    Rocamora, Rodrigo

    2015-07-01

    Eslicarbazepine acetate is a is a once-daily antiepileptic drug (AED) that was approved in 2009 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Zebinix™), and in 2013 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Aptiom™) as adjunctive therapy in adults with refractory partial-onset seizures, with or without secondary generalization. It is a third-generation member of the dibenzazepine family of AEDs with distinctive mechanism of action, posology and tolerability profile. The eslicarbazepine acetate development program included an initial phase II study (study BIA 2-093) and three subsequent phase III, multicentre, randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled clinical trials (studies BIA-2093-301, BIA- 2093-302 and BIA -2093-303). A fourth phase III placebo-controlled trial (study BIA-2093-304) was designed in order to meet specific requirements of the FDA. All performed studies have consistently shown that eslicarbazepine acetate (800 to 1200 mg/day) is effective and well tolerated as adjunctive therapy for adults with partial-onset seizures. PMID:26136845

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

    Anita Saxena

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 <0.015, intracellular water (P <0.002, plasma fluid (P <0.016, interstitial fluid (P <0.016, and body cell mass (P <0.024. Subjective global assessment (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.

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

    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

  15. Prediction of fat-free body mass from bioelectrical impedance among 9- to 11-year-old Swedish children

    Nielsen, Birgit Marie; Dencker, M; Ward, L;

    2007-01-01

    AIM: Predictive equations for estimating body composition from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) among Scandinavian children are lacking. In the present study, equations for estimation of fat-free body mass (FFM) and lean tissue mass (LTM) were developed and cross-validated from BIA using dual...... linear regression and cross-validated against DXA measurements of body composition. RESULTS: FFM was predicted from BIA and anthropometric variables with an adjusted R(2)= 0.95 and root mean square error (RMSE) = 0.84 kg, and LTM was predicted with an adjusted R(2)= 0.95 and RMSE = 0.87 kg. Cross......-validation revealed a mean RMSE = 0.95 kg FFM and a mean RMSE = 0.96 kg LTM. Prediction of body composition from equations developed in previous literature was mixed when applied to the present cohort of children. CONCLUSIONS: FFM and LTM are predicted with sufficient accuracy at the population level. We recommend...

  16. Fast biosensor immunoassays for the detection of cows' milk in the milk of ewes and goats.

    Haasnoot, Willem; Smits, Nathalie G E; Kemmers-Voncken, Anniek E M; Bremer, Maria G E G

    2004-08-01

    Two monoclonal antibodies (MAb) raised against bovine kappa-casein were developed and applied in an automated optical biosensor (Biacore 3000) to create easy and fast direct and inhibition biosensor immunoassays (BIA) for the detection of cows' milk in the milk of ewes and goats. With both assay formats, low limits of detection (goats' milk were used. Advantages of the direct BIA are: the single reagent format (biosensor chip immobilized antibodies only); the use of small amounts of antibodies (2 microg for >350 tests); and the wide measurement range (0.1 to 10% cows' milk). Despite these advantages, the inhibition BIA (using kappa-casein immobilized on the chip) was preferred because of the possible application of non-purified Mab, the higher responses, the higher sensitivity at relevant low percentages of cows' milk and its robustness (>800 cycles per chip). PMID:15354579

  17. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells markedly attenuate brain infarct size and improve neurological function in rats

    Sun Cheuk-Kwan

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The therapeutic effect of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs on brain infarction area (BIA and neurological status in a rat model of acute ischemic stroke (IS was investigated. Methods Adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD rats (n = 30 were divided into IS plus intra-venous 1 mL saline (at 0, 12 and 24 h after IS induction (control group and IS plus intra-venous ADMSCs (2.0 × 106 (treated interval as controls (treatment group after occlusion of distal left internal carotid artery. The rats were sacrificed and brain tissues were harvested on day 21 after the procedure. Results The results showed that BIA was larger in control group than in treatment group (p Conclusions ADMSC therapy significantly limited BIA and improved sensorimotor dysfunction after acute IS.

  18. Bioelectrical impedance analysis as a laboratory activity: At the interface of physics and the body

    Mylott, Elliot; Kutschera, Ellynne; Widenhorn, Ralf

    2014-05-01

    We present a novel laboratory activity on RC circuits aimed at introductory physics students in life-science majors. The activity teaches principles of RC circuits by connecting ac-circuit concepts to bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) using a custom-designed educational BIA device. The activity shows how a BIA device works and how current, voltage, and impedance measurements relate to bioelectrical characteristics of the human body. From this, useful observations can be made including body water, fat-free mass, and body fat percentage. The laboratory is engaging to pre-health and life-science students, as well as engineering students who are given the opportunity to observe electrical components and construction of a commonly used biomedical device. Electrical concepts investigated include alternating current, electrical potential, resistance, capacitance, impedance, frequency, phase shift, device design, and the use of such topics in biomedical analysis.

  19. Body composition and body fat distribution in relation to later risk of acute myocardial infarction: a Danish follow-up study

    Stegger, Jakob; Schmidt, E B; Obel, Tina;

    2011-01-01

    circumference and BIA of body composition including body fat mass (BFM), body fat percentage and LBM were measured at baseline. We used Cox proportional hazard models with age as time axis and performed extensive control for confounding. Weight, BMI, classical estimates of abdominal obesity and BIA estimates of...... evaluate LBM may lead to misclassification of MI risk in both lean and obese persons. We investigated the associations between incident MI and bioelectrical impedance analyses (BIA) derived measures of body composition in combination with body mass index (BMI) and anthropometric measures of body fat......Introduction:Obesity is a modifiable risk factor for acute myocardial infarction (MI), but lean body mass (LBM) may also be an important factor. Low LBM may increase the risk of MI and LBM may modify the effect of obesity on MI. Thus, the inability of the classical anthropometric measures to...

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

    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.

  1. Total body water and fat-free mass: evaluation of equations based on bioelectrical impedance analysis in infants and young children in India.

    Sen, Bandana; Mahalanabis, Dilip; Kurpad, Anura V; Shaikh, Saijuddin; Bose, Kaushik

    2010-07-01

    The association of early postnatal growth with diseases in adults such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and CHD has generated interest in studying postnatal growth. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a useful measure to estimate total body water (TBW) and fat-free mass (FFM). We evaluated three published equations (Fjeld et al. (Pediatr Res (1990) 27, 98-102), Bocage (MSc Thesis (1988) University of West Indies) and Kushner et al. (Am J Clin Nutr (1992) 56, 835-839) to measure TBW and derived FFM based on BIA, using 2H2O dilution as a reference method for suitability in infants in India. In a cross-sectional study in seventy-eight apparently healthy infants aged 6-24 months from the urban poor attending an immunisation clinic at a hospital in Kolkata, we measured their length to the nearest 0.1 cm, weight to the nearest 10 g, resistance at 50 kHz using BIA and TBW using 2H2O dilution. TBW was derived using three published BIA-based equations and compared with TBW using 2H2O dilution. Based on the BIA equations of Fjeld et al., Bocage and Kushner et al., the mean TBW values were 2.46 % (P < 0.001), 4.62 % (P < 0.001) and 9.50 % (P < 0.001) lower than the reference 2H2O method, respectively. All three published BIA-based equations consistently underestimated the TBW and FFM and appeared inadequate for studying infants in India. The equation described by Fjeld et al. gave the smallest deviation from the reference method and may be used for field studies. New equations based on population-specific data are desirable for a more precise measure of TBW. PMID:20188001

  2. Phase sensitive spectral domain interferometry for label free biomolecular interaction analysis and biosensing applications

    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

  3. Padronização de um protocolo experimental de treinamento periodizado em natação utilizando ratos Wistar Standardization of an experimental periodized training protocol in swimming rats

    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 ...

  4. m-[125I]iodoaniline: a useful reagent for radiolabeling biotin

    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)

  5. Prediction of fat-free body mass from bioelectrical impedance and anthropometry among 3-year-old children using DXA

    Ejlerskov, Katrine Tschentscher; Jensen, Signe Marie; Christensen, Line B;

    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......-validation approach. Prediction error of FFM was 3.0% for both equations (root mean square error: 360 and 356 g, respectively). The derived equations produced BIA-based prediction of FFM and FM near DXA scan results. We suggest that the predictive equations can be applied in similar population samples aged 2-4 years...

  6. Lower creatinine as a marker of malnutrition and lower muscle mass in hemodialysis patients

    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.

  7. Looking for a road to get out of poverty. Is the current allocation of public spending on education in Colombia helping?

    Blanca Cecilia Zuluaga Díaz

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a methodology to explore the impact on poverty of the public spending on education. The methodology consists of two approaches: Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA and behavioral approach. BIA considers the cost and use of the educational service, and the distribution of the benefits among groups of income. Regarding the behavioral approach, we use a Probit model of schooling attendance, in order to determine the influence of public spending on the probability for the poor to attend the school. As a complement, a measurement of targeting errors in the allocation of public spending is included in the methodology.

  8. Source apportionment of elevated wintertime PAHs by compound-specific radiocarbon analysis

    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.

  9. Analysis and Prediction of Energy Production in Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV Installations

    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.

  10. Uncertainty of rotating shadowband irradiometers and Si-pyranometers including the spectral irradiance error

    Wilbert, Stefan; Kleindiek, Stefan; Nouri, Bijan; Geuder, Norbert; Habte, Aron; Schwandt, Marko; Vignola, Frank

    2016-05-01

    Concentrating solar power projects require accurate direct normal irradiance (DNI) data including uncertainty specifications for plant layout and cost calculations. Ground measured data are necessary to obtain the required level of accuracy and are often obtained with Rotating Shadowband Irradiometers (RSI) that use photodiode pyranometers and correction functions to account for systematic effects. The uncertainty of Si-pyranometers has been investigated, but so far basically empirical studies were published or decisive uncertainty influences had to be estimated based on experience in analytical studies. One of the most crucial estimated influences is the spectral irradiance error because Si-photodiode-pyranometers only detect visible and color infrared radiation and have a spectral response that varies strongly within this wavelength interval. Furthermore, analytic studies did not discuss the role of correction functions and the uncertainty introduced by imperfect shading. In order to further improve the bankability of RSI and Si-pyranometer data, a detailed uncertainty analysis following the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) has been carried out. The study defines a method for the derivation of the spectral error and spectral uncertainties and presents quantitative values of the spectral and overall uncertainties. Data from the PSA station in southern Spain was selected for the analysis. Average standard uncertainties for corrected 10 min data of 2 % for global horizontal irradiance (GHI), and 2.9 % for DNI (for GHI and DNI over 300 W/m²) were found for the 2012 yearly dataset when separate GHI and DHI calibration constants were used. Also the uncertainty in 1 min resolution was analyzed. The effect of correction functions is significant. The uncertainties found in this study are consistent with results of previous empirical studies.

  11. Uncertainty of Rotating Shadowband Irradiometers and Si-Pyranometers Including the Spectral Irradiance Error

    Wilbert, Stefan; Kleindiek, Stefan; Nouri, Bijan; Geuder, Norbert; Habte, Aron; Schwandt, Marko; Vignola, Frank

    2016-05-31

    Concentrating solar power projects require accurate direct normal irradiance (DNI) data including uncertainty specifications for plant layout and cost calculations. Ground measured data are necessary to obtain the required level of accuracy and are often obtained with Rotating Shadowband Irradiometers (RSI) that use photodiode pyranometers and correction functions to account for systematic effects. The uncertainty of Si-pyranometers has been investigated, but so far basically empirical studies were published or decisive uncertainty influences had to be estimated based on experience in analytical studies. One of the most crucial estimated influences is the spectral irradiance error because Si-photodiode-pyranometers only detect visible and color infrared radiation and have a spectral response that varies strongly within this wavelength interval. Furthermore, analytic studies did not discuss the role of correction functions and the uncertainty introduced by imperfect shading. In order to further improve the bankability of RSI and Si-pyranometer data, a detailed uncertainty analysis following the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) has been carried out. The study defines a method for the derivation of the spectral error and spectral uncertainties and presents quantitative values of the spectral and overall uncertainties. Data from the PSA station in southern Spain was selected for the analysis. Average standard uncertainties for corrected 10 min data of 2% for global horizontal irradiance (GHI), and 2.9% for DNI (for GHI and DNI over 300 W/m2) were found for the 2012 yearly dataset when separate GHI and DHI calibration constants were used. Also the uncertainty in 1 min resolution was analyzed. The effect of correction functions is significant. The uncertainties found in this study are consistent with results of previous empirical studies.

  12. 牙周基础治疗对药物性牙龈增生的疗效观察%Effect of initial periodontal therapy on drug-induced gingival hyperplasia

    马兆峰; 张建霞; 孙丽荣; 李石

    2011-01-01

    目的:评价牙周基础治疗对钙拮抗剂导致的药物性牙龈增生的治疗效果.方法:钙拮抗剂导致的牙龈增生患者7例,在治疗前和牙周基础治疗后1、3、6个月各时点分别记录菌斑指数(plaque index,PLI),出血指数(bleeding index,BI),探诊深度(probing depth,PD)和牙龈增生指数(gingival hyperplasia index,GHI),7例患者完成7至少6个月的观察.结果:在观察期间,牙龈炎症状态指标(PLI、BI、PD)持续减轻(P<0.01),牙龈增生状态(GHI)持续改善.结论:牙周基础治疗可改善钙拮抗剂药物引起牙龈增生的程度.%Objective The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of initial periodontal therapy on gingival hyperplasia induced by calcium channel blocker. Methods Seven patients with gingival hyperplasia induced by calcium channel blocker were collected.The bleeding index (BI), plaque index (PI), probing depth (PD) and gingival hyperplasia index (GHI) were scored at time of first periodontal therapy, 1 month,3 months and 6 months. Results During the longitudinal survey,the extent of gingival hyperplasia and gingivitis gradually reduced. Conclusion Initial periodontal therapy may successfully decrease the severity of drug-induced gingival hyperplasia for at least 6 months.

  13. Artificial neural network based daily local forecasting for global solar radiation

    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

  14. Source apportionment of elevated wintertime PAHs by compound-specific radiocarbon analysis

    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.

  15. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the airborne particulate matter at a location 40 km north of Bangkok, Thailand

    Kim Oanh, N. T.; Bætz Reutergårdh, L.; Dung, N. Tr.; Yu, M.-H.; Yao, W.-X.; Co, H. X.

    Total suspended particulate matter in ambient air was sampled by high-volume samplers at four sites at the Asian Institute of Technology campus, west of the Phahonyothin Road, Phathumthani Province, 40 km North of Bangkok, Thailand. The concentrations of 18 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), were measured by gas chromatography with flame ionisation and/or liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. The PAH profile with relatively high concentrations of benzo(ghi)perylene and coronene, decreasing with the distance from the road, suggested a substantial contribution from the traffic. The concentrations in the core of the campus were in the same range as those reported for residential areas in the Bangkok Metropolitan.

  16. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program. Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

    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.

  17. Solar Radiometric Data Quality Assessment of SIRS, SKYRAD and GNDRAD Measurements (Poster)

    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. Atypical defects resulting in growth hormone insensitivity.

    Wit, Jan M; de Luca, Francesco

    2016-06-01

    Besides four well-documented genetic causes of GH insensitivity (GHI) (GHR, STAT5B, IGF1, IGFALS defects), several other congenital and acquired conditions are associated with GHI. With respect to its anabolic actions, GH induces transcription of IGF1, IGFBP3 and IGFALS through a complex regulatory cascade including GH binding to its receptor (GHR), activation of JAK2 and phosphorylation of STAT5b, which then trafficks to the nucleus. GH also activates the MAPK and PI3K pathways. The synthesis of GHR can be reduced by estrogen deficiency or corticosteroid excess, and is possibly decreased in African pygmies. An increased degradation of GHRs because of overexpression of cytokine-inducible SH2-containing protein (CIS) was suggested for some children with idiopathic short stature. Effects on several downstream components of GH signaling were observed for FGF21, cytokines, sepsis, fever and chronic renal failure. In Noonan syndrome and other "rasopathies" the activation of the RAS-RAF-MAPK-ERK pathway leads to inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway. In contrast, fibroblasts from tall patients with Sotos syndrome showed a downregulation of this axis. Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that the NF-κB pathway plays a role in GH signaling. In a patient with an IκBα mutation presenting with short stature, GHI, severe immune deficiency and other features, NF-κB nuclear transportation and STAT5 and PI3K expression and activity were reduced. A patient with a mosaic de novo duplication of 17q21-25 presented with several congenital anomalies, GHI and mild immunodeficiency. Studies in blood lymphocytes showed disturbed signaling of the CD28 pathway, involving NF-κB and related proteins. Functional studies on skin fibroblasts revealed that NF-κB activation, PI3K activity and STAT5 phosphorylation in response to GH were suppressed, while the sensitivity to GH in terms of MAPK phosphorylation was increased. The expression of one of the duplicated genes, PRKCA, was

  19. Estratto: 2015 Indice globale della fame: I conflitti armati e la sfida della fame

    von Grebmer, Klaus; Bernstein, Jill; Prasai, Nilam; Yin, Sandra; Yohannes, Yisehac; Towey, Olive; Sonntag, Andrea; Neubauer, Larissa; de Waal, Alex

    2015-01-01

    L’Indice Globale della Fame 2015 (Global Hunger Index, abbreviato in GHI) – al suo decimo anno – presenta una misurazione multidimensionale della fame a livello nazionale, regionale e mondiale. Indica che sono stati compiuti dei progressi riducendo la fame dopo il 2000, ma c’è ancora molto da fare: i livelli di fame restano gravi o allarmanti in 52 Paesi. Il tema del rapporto di quest’anno sono i conflitti armati e il problema della fame. Guerra e fame sono strettamente associati. In effetti,...

  20. Synopsis: 2015 Global hunger index: Armed conflict and the challenge of hunger

    von Grebmer, Klaus; Bernstein, Jill; Prasai, Nilam; Yin, Sandra; Yohannes, Yisehac; Towey, Olive; Sonntag, Andrea; Neubauer, Larissa; de Waal, Alex

    2015-01-01

    The 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the tenth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but still has a long way to go, with levels of hunger still serious or alarming in 52 countries. The theme of this year’s report is armed conflict and the challenge of hunger. Conflict and hunger are closely associated. Indeed, conflict is the main cause of persistent sever...

  1. XXXIV Bialowieza Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics

    Ali, S; Bieliavsky, Pierre; Odzijewicz, Anatol; Schlichenmaier, Martin; Voronov, Theodore

    2016-01-01

    This book features a selection of articles based on the XXXIV Białowieża Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics, 2015. The articles presented are mathematically rigorous, include important physical implications and address the application of geometry in classical and quantum physics. Special attention deserves the session devoted to discussions of Gerard Emch's most important and lasting achievements in mathematical physics. The Białowieża workshops are among the most important meetings in the field and gather participants from mathematics and physics alike. Despite their long tradition, the Workshops remain at the cutting edge of ongoing research. For the past several years, the Białowieża Workshop has been followed by a School on Geometry and Physics, where advanced lectures for graduate students and young researchers are presented. The unique atmosphere of the Workshop and School is enhanced by the venue, framed by the natural beauty of the Białowieża forest in eastern Poland.

  2. 25 CFR 1000.102 - How are savings that result from downsizing allocated?

    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...

  3. Single biosensor immunoassay for the detection of five aminoglycosides in reconstituted skimmed milk

    Haasnoot, W.; Cazemier, G.; Koets, M.; Amerongen, van 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 skimm

  4. 76 FR 16427 - Memorandum of Agreement Between the Indian Health Service and the Department of Interior; Bureau...

    2011-03-23

    ... depression, domestic violence, child neglect and abuse, elderly abuse, property damage, gang activity, and... continuum of ] care for American Indian children at risk for abuse and/or neglect. The BIA, BIE, and the IHS... agencies will continually reaffirm the need for coordinated approaches to prevent child abuse and......

  5. 78 FR 6770 - Notice of Intent To Establish an Adequate Yearly Progress Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

    2013-01-31

    ...)(1)(A)(i); 25 U.S.C. 2017-2018. In 2005, the BIA promulgated such regulations. See 70 FR 22178 (April... committee. Because of the complexity of the issues under consideration, as well as the need for continuity... meeting, Committee members will make organizational decisions concerning protocols, scheduling,...

  6. 23 CFR 973.212 - Indian lands safety management system (SMS).

    2010-04-01

    ... inspection and copying as prescribed at 49 CFR part 7. (d) The BIA and ITGs shall utilize the SMSs to ensure... 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...

  7. Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation

    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…

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

    M.J.C. Nuijten (Mark); T. Mittendorf (Thomas); U. Persson (Ulf)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractThe 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

  9. Attempted Suicide and Associated Health Risk Behaviors among Native American High School Students

    Shaughnessy, Lana; Doshi, Sonal R.; Jones, Sherry Everett

    2004-01-01

    Suicide represents the second-leading cause of death among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth aged 15-24 years. Data from the 2001 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Youth Risk Behavior Survey were used to examine the association between attempted suicide among high school students and unintentional injury and violence behaviors, sexual risk…

  10. Dealing with differences : the impact of perceived diversity outcomes on selection and assessment of minority candidates

    Hofhuis, Joep; van der Zee, Karen I.; Otten, Sabine

    2016-01-01

    Although many strategies have been employed to specifically recruit and select minority employees, the selection rates for designated minority groups are often lower than those for the majority group. Minority candidates with high cultural maintenance (CM) are particularly vulnerable to cultural bia

  11. 76 FR 80387 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage...

    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...

  12. The Tanita SC-240 to Assess Body Composition in Pre-School Children: An Evaluation against the Three Component Model

    Christine Delisle Nyström

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Quick, easy-to-use, and valid body composition measurement options for young children are needed. Therefore, we evaluated the ability of the bioelectrical impedance (BIA device, Tanita SC-240, to measure fat mass (FM, fat free mass (FFM and body fatness (BF% in 40 healthy, Swedish 5.5 years old children against the three component model (3C model. Average BF%, FM, and FFM for BIA were: 19.4% ± 3.9%, 4.1 ± 1.9 kg, and 16.4 ± 2.4 kg and were all significantly different (p < 0.001 from corresponding values for the 3C model (25.1% ± 5.5%, 5.3 ± 2.5 kg, and 15.2 ± 2.0 kg. Bland and Altman plots had wide limits of agreement for all body composition variables. Significant correlations ranging from 0.81 to 0.96 (p < 0.001 were found for BF%, FM, and FFM between BIA and the 3C model. When dividing the children into tertiles for BF%, 60% of children were classified correctly by means of BIA. In conclusion, the Tanita SC-240 underestimated BF% in comparison to the 3C model and had wide limits of agreement. Further work is needed in order to find accurate and easy-to-use methods for assessing body composition in pre-school children.

  13. 32 CFR Attachment 5 to Part 855 - Sample Temporary Agreement

    2010-07-01

    ... Recreation Airlines Economy Airlines PacAir Transport Schedules The Bunker International Airport (BIA... change flight plans when required to preclude interference with military activities or operations... Manager, in advance, of armed security or law enforcement officers arriving or departing on a flight....

  14. Buffalo Tiger, Bobo Dean, and the "Young Turks": A Miccosukee Prelude to the 1975 Indian Self-Determination Act

    Kersey, Harry A., Jr.

    2005-01-01

    An account of the Miccosukees' struggle to wrest control over their own economic destiny from conservative elements within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Department of the Interior is provided. The tenacity of Buffalo Tiger and his tribe with the support of Bobo Dean, Commissioner Bruce and the "Young Turks", helped pave the way for…

  15. 25 CFR 67.5 - Notices.

    2010-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TRIBAL GOVERNMENT PREPARATION OF A ROLL OF INDEPENDENT SEMINOLE INDIANS OF FLORIDA § 67.5 Notices. (a) The Director shall give notice to all Area Directors of the BIA and all Superintendents within the jurisdiction of the Director of the preparation of the roll for...

  16. 25 CFR 12.34 - Do minimum salaries and position classifications apply to a tribe that has contracted or...

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Do minimum salaries and position classifications apply to... ENFORCEMENT Qualifications and Training Requirements § 12.34 Do minimum salaries and position classifications... enforcement officer to be paid at least the same salary as a BIA officer performing the same duties....

  17. Biosíntesis de alcaloides bencilisoquinolínicos

    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.

  18. Assessing Giftedness in Children: Comparing the Accuracy of Three Shortened Measures of Intelligence to the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition

    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…

  19. 5 CFR 870.206 - Accidental death and dismemberment.

    2010-01-01

    ... REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE PROGRAM Types and Amount of Insurance § 870... dismemberment benefits for the loss of a hand, foot, or eye are equal to one-half the BIA. For loss of 2 or more... dismemberment benefits for the loss of a hand, foot, or eye are equal to one-half the amount of Option A....

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

    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.

  1. 25 CFR 170.303 - Can a tribe apply for loans or credit from a State infrastructure bank?

    2010-04-01

    ... infrastructure bank? 170.303 Section 170.303 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND... § 170.303 Can a tribe apply for loans or credit from a State infrastructure bank? Yes. Upon the request of a tribe, BIA region will provide necessary documentation to a State infrastructure bank...

  2. The Tanita SC-240 to Assess Body Composition in Pre-School Children: An Evaluation against the Three Component Model

    Delisle Nyström, Christine; Henriksson, Pontus; Alexandrou, Christina; Löf, Marie

    2016-01-01

    Quick, easy-to-use, and valid body composition measurement options for young children are needed. Therefore, we evaluated the ability of the bioelectrical impedance (BIA) device, Tanita SC-240, to measure fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM) and body fatness (BF%) in 40 healthy, Swedish 5.5 years old children against the three component model (3C model). Average BF%, FM, and FFM for BIA were: 19.4% ± 3.9%, 4.1 ± 1.9 kg, and 16.4 ± 2.4 kg and were all significantly different (p < 0.001) from corresponding values for the 3C model (25.1% ± 5.5%, 5.3 ± 2.5 kg, and 15.2 ± 2.0 kg). Bland and Altman plots had wide limits of agreement for all body composition variables. Significant correlations ranging from 0.81 to 0.96 (p < 0.001) were found for BF%, FM, and FFM between BIA and the 3C model. When dividing the children into tertiles for BF%, 60% of children were classified correctly by means of BIA. In conclusion, the Tanita SC-240 underestimated BF% in comparison to the 3C model and had wide limits of agreement. Further work is needed in order to find accurate and easy-to-use methods for assessing body composition in pre-school children. PMID:27322313

  3. Capacidade preditiva de diferentes equipamentos de bioimpedância elétrica, com e sem preparo prévio, na avaliação de adolescentes

    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.

  4. Biosensor immunoassay for flumequine in broiler serum and muscle

    Haasnoot, W.; Gercek, H.; Cazemier, G.; Nielen, M.W.F.

    2007-01-01

    Flumequine (Flu) is one of the fluoroquinolones most frequently applied for the treatment of broilers in The Netherlands. For the detection of residues of Flu in blood serum of broilers, a biosensor immunoassay (BIA) was developed which was fast (7.5 min per sample) and specific (no cross-reactivity

  5. Direct biosensor immunoassays for the detection of nonmilk proteins in milk powder

    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. A

  6. Electrolysis of water on (oxidized) metal surfaces

    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...

  7. 77 FR 33230 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Strategies for Lake...

    2012-06-05

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Agency, with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of... INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom McDonald, (406) 675-2700, extension 7288; email: tomm@cskt.org or Rose Leach, (406) 675-2700, extension 6204; email: rosel@cskt.org . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will assess...

  8. 76 FR 28983 - Media Bureau Seeks Comment on the Economic Impact of Low-Power FM Stations on Full-Service...

    2011-05-19

    ... conditions? Are the databases maintained by BIA/Kelsey the best sources for tracking radio advertising... of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998). Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed... report due to Congress, as required by section 8 of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010....

  9. 77 FR 26785 - Implementation of Indian Reservation Roads Program and Streamlining the Federal Delivery of...

    2012-05-07

    ... the Question 10 consultations, please see 75 FR 40849 (July 14, 2010). The update will include... Delivery of Tribal Transportation Services AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of...; (2) streamlining BIA delivery of transportation program services to tribal governments; and...

  10. 25 CFR 170.810 - To what standards must an IRR transportation facility be maintained?

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false To what standards must an IRR transportation facility be maintained? 170.810 Section 170.810 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM BIA Road Maintenance § 170.810 To what standards must an IRR transportation facility be maintained?...

  11. 75 FR 40849 - Implementation of Question 10 of 25 CFR Part 170, Subpart C, Indian Reservation Roads Program

    2010-07-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Implementation of Question 10 of 25 CFR Part 170, Subpart C, Indian Reservation... change in how BIA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will implement Question 10 of 25 CFR...

  12. Krajobraz kulturowy i społeczny Żuław Elbląskich

    Brzezińska, Anna Weronika; Wróblewska, Urszula; Szwiec, Piotr; Paluszek, Marta; Stańda, Bartosz; Paprot, Aleksandra; Robakowski, Dominik; Poznańska, Zuzanna; Łaga, Zuzanna; Janiak, Alicja; Machowska, Urszula; Mikołajczak, Patrycja; Krzyźaniak, Wiesław; Bach, Magdalena; Bajda, Ewelina

    2012-01-01

    Recenzenci: - Prof. dr hab. Anna Szyfer, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu - Prof. dr hab. Elwira Kryńska, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku - Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Stiller, Politechnika Gliwicka - Prof. dr hab. Bogumił Kaczmarek, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski

  13. The Tanita SC-240 to Assess Body Composition in Pre-School Children: An Evaluation against the Three Component Model.

    Delisle Nyström, Christine; Henriksson, Pontus; Alexandrou, Christina; Löf, Marie

    2016-01-01

    Quick, easy-to-use, and valid body composition measurement options for young children are needed. Therefore, we evaluated the ability of the bioelectrical impedance (BIA) device, Tanita SC-240, to measure fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM) and body fatness (BF%) in 40 healthy, Swedish 5.5 years old children against the three component model (3C model). Average BF%, FM, and FFM for BIA were: 19.4% ± 3.9%, 4.1 ± 1.9 kg, and 16.4 ± 2.4 kg and were all significantly different (p FFM between BIA and the 3C model. When dividing the children into tertiles for BF%, 60% of children were classified correctly by means of BIA. In conclusion, the Tanita SC-240 underestimated BF% in comparison to the 3C model and had wide limits of agreement. Further work is needed in order to find accurate and easy-to-use methods for assessing body composition in pre-school children. PMID:27322313

  14. Serum Chrome levels sampled with steel needle vs. plastic IV cannula

    Penny, Jeannette Østergaard; Overgaard, Søren

    2010-01-01

      Modern Metal-on-metal (MoM) joint articulations releases metal ions to the body. Research tries to establish how much this elevates metal ion levels and whether it causes adverse effects. The steel needle that samples the blood may introduce additional chromium to the sample thereby causing bia...

  15. 28 CFR 16.84 - Exemption of Immigration Appeals System.

    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...

  16. Breast Implant–associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Updated Results from a Structured Expert Consultation Process

    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.

  17. 25 CFR 10.7 - Where do I find help or receive technical assistance in complying with the policies and standards?

    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...

  18. 25 CFR 170.806 - What is an IRR Transportation Facilities Maintenance Management System?

    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...

  19. 76 FR 62440 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust...

    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...

  20. Geometric Methods in Physics : XXXIII Workshop

    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...

  1. Syntax and intentionality: An automatic link between language and theory-of-mind

    Strickland, Brent; Fisher, Matthew; Keil, Frank; Knobe, Joshua

    2014-01-01

    Three studies provided evidence that syntax influences intentionality judgments. In Experiment 1, participants made either speeded or unspeeded intentionality judgments about ambiguously intentional subjects or objects. Participants were more likely to judge grammatical subjects as acting intentionally in the speeded relative to the reflective condition (thus showing an intentionality bias), but grammatical objects revealed the opposite pattern of results (thus showing an unintentionality bia...

  2. Gloiodon strigosus (Swartz: Fr. P. Karst. (Bondarzewiaceae in Poland

    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.

  3. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    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...

  4.  Spis treści

    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...

  5. BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE VECTOR ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES SARCOPENIA IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

    Loss of muscle mass and water shifts between body compartments are contributing factors to frailty in the elderly. The body composition changes are especially pronounced in institutionalized elderly. We investigated the ability of single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to identify b...

  6. [Schilbetrematoides manizani n. sp. (Dactylogyridea) monogenean parasite of Schilbe mandibularis (Günther, 1867) (Schilbeidae) in the Ivory Coast].

    N'Douba, V; Lambert, A; Pariselle, A; Euzet, L

    2000-06-01

    The authors describe a new species in the genus Schilbetrematoides Kritsky & Kulo, 1992 from the gills of Schilbe mandibularis (Günther, 1867) (Schilbeidae) caught in the rivers Bia and Agneby in Ivory Coast. S. manizani n. sp. differs from S. pseudodactylogyrus Kritsky & Kulo, 1992, a parasite of Schilbe intermedius Rüppell, 1832 by having morphologically distinct gripi. PMID:10887660

  7. Changes in body composition during weight loss in obese subjects in the NUGENOB study

    Verdich, C.; Barbe, P.; Petersen, Martin;

    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......) as the reference method during a 10-week standardized weight-loss intervention. In obese women (age: 20-50years, mean BMI: 33.8kg/m(2)) participating in a European multicentre trial (nutrient-gene interactions in human obesity [NUGENOB]), body composition was assessed by BIA (Bodystat QuadScan 4000...... 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...

  8. 78 FR 34039 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    2013-06-06

    ... for reproductive biology research. The spiny dogfish retained would not exceed 60 fish per month from... study at the NEFSC to evaluate BIA to measure fish energy density and reproductive potential for stock... participating vessels from the following types of fishery regulations: Minimum fish size restrictions;...

  9. 76 FR 16614 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    2011-03-24

    ...--Whole fish would be retained for reproductive biology research. The spiny dogfish retained would not... support of an ongoing study at the NEFSC to evaluate BIA to measure fish energy density and reproductive...: Minimum fish size restrictions; fish possession limits; species quota closures; prohibited fish...

  10. Percent body fat estimations in college women using field and laboratory methods: a three-compartment model approach

    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

    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 (BCM—Fresenius 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

  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

    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

  13. Evaluation of a foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analyser in highly active, moderately active and less active young men.

    Swartz, Ann M; Swartz, Ann M; Jeremy Evans, M; King, George A; Thompson, Dixie L

    2002-08-01

    The Tanita TBF-305 (Tanita Corp., Tokyo, Japan) is a commercially available foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) system. The manufacturer-supplied equations incorporate gender, mass, height, activity category and a measured impedance value to determine % body fat (BF). The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the manufacturer-supplied 'adult' and 'athlete' equations provided an accurate estimate of % BF for a group of young men with varying activity levels. Fifty-seven men (18-35 years old) were categorized into the following groups: (1) highly active (HA) (> or = 10.0 h aerobic activity/week); (2) moderately active (MA) (2.5-10.0 h aerobic activity/week); (3) less active (LA) (aerobic activity/week). The % BF was measured using the BIA 'athlete' and 'adult' modes. After BIA measurements, residual volume was measured and hydrostatic weighing (HW) was performed. The amount of activity performed by each group was significantly different (P<0.001). No significant differences were found between the % BF determined by the 'athlete' mode and HW for HA (P=0.309) and MA (P=0.091). However, a significant difference was found for LA (P=0.001). The % BF determined by the 'adult' mode and HW was not different for LA (P=0.395), but was significantly different for MA (P<0.001) and HA (P<0.001). The choice of activity mode on the foot-to-foot BIA significantly alters prediction of % BF. With careful selection of activity mode, there was no statistical difference between % BF determined by HW and the BIA, but the range of individual error scores was large. PMID:12144724

  14. Predictive validity of four bioelectrical impedance equations in determining percent fat mass in overweight and obese children.

    Cleary, Jane; Daniells, Suzie; Okely, Anthony D; Batterham, Marijka; Nicholls, Jessie

    2008-01-01

    Bioelectrical impedance equations are frequently used by food and nutrition professionals to estimate percent fat mass in overweight and obese children. However, it is not known whether they are accurate for such children, as they have been primarily developed for children of varying body weights. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the predictive validity of four previously published prediction equations developed for the pediatric population, among a sample of overweight and obese children. Thirty overweight or obese children (mean age=7.57+/-1.28 years) underwent measurement of fat mass, percent fat mass, and fat-free mass using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Impedance values from the BIA were entered into the four prediction equations and Pearson correlations used to determine the significance of associations between each of the BIA prediction equations and DEXA for percent fat mass, fat mass, and fat-free mass. For percent fat mass, paired t tests were used to assess differences between the methods and the technique of Bland and Altman was used to determine bias and error. Results showed that the mean percent fat mass as determined by DEXA for this age group was 40.79%. In comparison with other BIA prediction equations, the Schaefer equation had the closest mean value of 41.98%, and was the only equation not to significantly differ from the DEXA (P=0.121). This study suggests that the Schaefer equation is the only accurate BIA prediction equation for assessing percent fat mass in this sample of overweight and obese children from primarily white backgrounds. PMID:18156000

  15. A Theoretical Framework for Utilizing Long-Term Measurements of Radiation and Clouds for Solar Energy Research

    Liu, Y.; Xie, Y.

    2015-12-01

    One of the greatest challenges facing solar energy research is accurately predicting global horizontal irradiance (GHI) for photovoltaic (PV) modules and direct normal irradiance (DNI) for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants at the surface with a high temporal resolution. Addressing this solar energy challenge is tied ultimately to the quantitative relationship between the direct, diffuse and total radiation reaching the surface and clouds in the atmosphere, which remains elusive. Here we will first introduce a theoretical framework that relates DNI and GHI to cloud fraction and cloud albedo through two dimensionless numbers: the relative cloud radiative forcing for the direct radiation (defined as the difference between the clear sky and all sky direct downwelling radiative fluxes normalized by the clear sky direct downwelling radiative fluxes) is primarily determined by cloud fraction; the ratio of the relative cloud radiative forcing for the total downwelling radiation to the relative cloud radiative forcing for the direct radiation is primarily determined by cloud albedo. We then use decade-long measurements of partitioned radiation and cloud properties at the ARM sites to validate the theoretical relationships between the two dimensionless radiation-based parameters and cloud properties. We will also explore the potentials and challenges of using the relationships between cloud properties and radiation partition at the surface for solar energy research, opening new avenues to utilizing ARM measurements.

  16. Global horizontal irradiance clear sky models : implementation and analysis.

    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. Personal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Newsagents in Tehran, Iran.

    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.

  18. A Guidebook to Help Coastal Sumatran Communities Prepare for Tsunamis

    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.

  19. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program: Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

    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.

  20. Optimization and determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar-based fertilizers.

    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

  1. Nitrogen and oxygen regulation of Bacillus subtilis nasDEF encoding NADH-dependent nitrite reductase by TnrA and ResDE.

    Nakano, M M; Hoffmann, T; Zhu, Y; Jahn, D

    1998-10-01

    The nitrate and nitrite reductases of Bacillus subtilis have two different physiological functions. Under conditions of nitrogen limitation, these enzymes catalyze the reduction of nitrate via nitrite to ammonia for the anabolic incorporation of nitrogen into biomolecules. They also function catabolically in anaerobic respiration, which involves the use of nitrate and nitrite as terminal electron acceptors. Two distinct nitrate reductases, encoded by narGHI and nasBC, function in anabolic and catabolic nitrogen metabolism, respectively. However, as reported herein, a single NADH-dependent, soluble nitrite reductase encoded by the nasDE genes is required for both catabolic and anabolic processes. The nasDE genes, together with nasBC (encoding assimilatory nitrate reductase) and nasF (required for nitrite reductase siroheme cofactor formation), constitute the nas operon. Data presented show that transcription of nasDEF is driven not only by the previously characterized nas operon promoter but also from an internal promoter residing between the nasC and nasD genes. Transcription from both promoters is activated by nitrogen limitation during aerobic growth by the nitrogen regulator, TnrA. However, under conditions of oxygen limitation, nasDEF expression and nitrite reductase activity were significantly induced. Anaerobic induction of nasDEF required the ResDE two-component regulatory system and the presence of nitrite, indicating partial coregulation of NasDEF with the respiratory nitrate reductase NarGHI during nitrate respiration. PMID:9765565

  2. Risk assessment of the impact of future volcanic eruptions on direct normal irradiance

    Pagh Nielsen, Kristian; Blanc, Philippe; Vignola, Frank

    2016-04-01

    Stratospheric sulfate aerosols from Plinian volcanic eruptions affect the solar surface irradiance forcing by scattering the solar radiation as it passes through the Earth atmosphere. Since these aerosols have high single scattering albedos they mostly affect direct normal irradiances (DNI). The effect on global horizontal irradiance (GHI) is less because some of the scattered irradiance reaches the surface as diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and adds to the GHI. DNI is the essential input to concentrating solar thermal electric power (CSP/STE) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) plants. Therefore, an assessment of the future potential variability in the DNI resource caused by Plinian volcanic eruptions is desirable. Based on investigations of the El Chichón and Pinatubo eruptions, the microphysical, and thereby optical, properties of the stratospheric sulfate aerosols are well known. Given these, radiative transfer computations of the DNI resource can be made. The DNI resource includes forward scattered irradiance within the acceptance angle of a given CSP/STE or CPV plant. The rarity of Plinian eruptions poses a challenge for assessing the statistical risk of future eruptions and its potential of risk in the electricity production. Here we present and discuss methods to account for these potential volcanic eruptions for technical and economical studies including scenarios with very high probability of exceedance (e.g. P99 scenarios) for risk assessment of DNI-based solar power projects.

  3. A Neumann Boundary Term for Gravity

    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...

  4. Pre- and syn-Ross orogenic granitoids at Drake Head and Kartografov Island, Oates Coast, northern Victoria Land, East Antarctica

    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

  5. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project

    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.

  6. 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)

    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.

  7. Genetic variation of dry matter and nitrogen accumulation of double haploid wheat lines

    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)

  8. Contamination of agricultural lands by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Tver region, Russia)

    Zhidkin, Andrey; Koshovskii, Timur; Gennadiev, Alexander

    2016-04-01

    It is important to study sources and concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the agriculture soils within areas without intensive contaminations. Our studied object was soil and snow cover in the taiga zone (Tver region, Russia). A total of 52 surface (0-30 cm) and 31 subsurface (30-50 cm) soil samples, and 13 snow samples were collected in 35 soil pits, located in forest, crop and layland soils. Studied concentrations of the following 11 individual compounds: two-ring compounds (diphenyl and naphthalene homologues); three-ring compounds (fluorene, phenanthrene, anthracene); four-ring compounds (chrysene, pyrene, tetraphene); five-ring compounds (perylene, benzo[a]pyrene); and six-ring compounds (benzo[ghi]perylene). Analyses made by specrtofluorometry method at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. The total concentrations of all PAHs in soil samples ranged from 9 to 770 ng*g‑1 with a median of 96 ng*g‑1. The sum of high molecular weight PAHs was significantly lower than the sum of low molecular weight PAHs in the studied soils. The phenanthrene concentration was highest and ranged from 1.2 to 720 ng*g‑1 (medium 72 ng*g‑1). Compared PAHs reserves in snow cover (μg*m-2) with the reserves in topsoil layer (μg*m-2 in the upper 30 cm). Low molecular weight PAHs (fluorene, phenanthrene, diphenyl, naphthalene) reserves in snow was less than 20% from the reserves in the soil surface layer. High molecular weight PAHs (benzo[a]pyrene, chrysene, perylene, pyrene and tetraphene) reserves in snow was about 50-70% from the reserves in soil surface layer. High molecular weight PAHs (benzo[ghi]perylene and anthracene) reserves in snow was more than in topsoil. PAHs vertical distribution in soil profiles was statistically examined. The total concentration of all PAHs decreased with depth in all studied forest soils. In the arable soils was no significant trend in domination of PAHs total concentrations in the plowing and subsoil layers. The ratio of

  9. What impact do Global Health Initiatives have on human resources for antiretroviral treatment roll-out? A qualitative policy analysis of implementation processes in Zambia

    Hanefeld Johanna

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Since the beginning of the 21st century, development assistance for HIV/AIDS has increasingly been provided through Global Health Initiatives, specifically the United States Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria and the World Bank Multi-country AIDS Programme. Zambia, like many of the countries heavily affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa, also faces a shortage of human resources for health. The country receives significant amounts of funding from GHIs for the large-scale provision of antiretroviral treatment through the public and private sector. This paper examines the impact of GHIs on human resources for ART roll-out in Zambia, at national level, in one province and two districts. Methods It is a qualitative policy analysis relying on in-depth interviews with more than 90 policy-makers and implementers at all levels. Results Findings show that while GHIs do not provide significant funding for additional human resources, their interventions have significant impact on human resources for health at all levels. While GHIs successfully retrain a large number of health workers, evidence suggests that GHIs actively deplete the pool of skilled human resources for health by recruiting public sector staff to work for GHI-funded nongovernmental implementing agencies. The secondment of GHI staff into public sector facilities may help alleviate immediate staff shortages, but this practice risks undermining sustainability of programmes. GHI-supported programmes and initiatives add significantly to the workload of existing public sector staff at all levels, while incentives including salary top-ups and overtime payments mean that ART programmes are more popular among staff than services for non-focal diseases. Conclusion Research findings suggest that GHIs need to actively mediate against the potentially negative consequences of their funding on human resources for health. Evidence

  10. Biochemical genomics for gene discovery in benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis in opium poppy and related species.

    Dang, Thu Thuy T; Onoyovwi, Akpevwe; Farrow, Scott C; Facchini, Peter J

    2012-01-01

    Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) are a large, diverse group of ∼2500 specialized plant metabolites. Many BIAs display potent pharmacological activities, including the narcotic analgesics codeine and morphine, the vasodilator papaverine, the cough suppressant and potential anticancer drug noscapine, the antimicrobial agents sanguinarine and berberine, and the muscle relaxant (+)-tubocurarine. Opium poppy remains the sole commercial source for codeine, morphine, and a variety of semisynthetic drugs, including oxycodone and buprenorphine, derived primarily from the biosynthetic pathway intermediate thebaine. Recent advances in transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics have created unprecedented opportunities for isolating and characterizing novel BIA biosynthetic genes. Here, we describe the application of next-generation sequencing and cDNA microarrays for selecting gene candidates based on comparative transcriptome analysis. We outline the basic mass spectrometric techniques to perform deep proteome and targeted metabolite analyses on BIA-producing plant tissues and provide methodologies for functionally characterizing biosynthetic gene candidates through in vitro enzyme assays and transient gene silencing in planta. PMID:22999177

  11. Cryogenic Optical Position Encoders for Mechanisms in the JWST Optical Telescope Element Simulator (OSIM)

    Leviton, Douglas B.; Anderjaska, Thomas; Badger, James (Inventor); Capon, Tom; Davis, CLinton; Dicks, Brent (Inventor); Eichhorn, William; Garza, Mario; Guishard, Corina; Haghani, Shadan; Hakun, Claef; Haney, Paul; Happs, David (Inventor); Hovmand, Lars; Kadari, Madhu; Kirk, Jeffrey; Nyquist, Richard (Inventor); Robinson, F. David; Sullivan, Joseph (Inventor); Wilson, Erin

    2013-01-01

    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 images 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.

  12. The large increase in incidence of Type I diabetes mellitus in Poland

    Kretowski, A.; Kowalska, I.; Peczynska, J.; Urban, M.; Green, Anders; Kinalska, I.

    sources. RESULTS: We found a significant rising trend in the incidence of Type I diabetes in children under 15 years of age (in 1998 the incidence was approximately twice as high as in 1994). Increasing incidence rates were observed in the rural areas but not in urban populations. Seasonal variation in...... annual incidence of Type I diabetes in a north-eastern region of Poland (Białystok region) and investigate if it is associated with age, sex, urban rural differences and the season of disease onset. METHODS: A register of patients with Type I diabetes using two independent sets of data sources was...... 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...

  13. Assessing the continuity of the blue ice climate record at Patriot Hills, Horseshoe Valley, West Antarctica

    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.

  14. Effect of the cyanobacterium Anabaena spiroides Klebahn on the quantity of bacterioplankton in water of varied trophicity.

    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

  15. 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

    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...

  16. The impact of nurse-led annual telephone follow-up of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

    Bager, Palle

    2014-01-01

    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterised by periods of disease activity and period with disease in remission. In Denmark all patients are seen in hospital settings. The aim of this study was to introduce a nurse-led phone service for stable patients replacing annual visits. The study....... Budget impact analysis (BIA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) were done. Furthermore, the staff evaluated the process. Almost 30% (n = 474) of the total cohort was enrolled in the service. Eighty-seven per cent of the patients welcomed the phone service beforehand. After implementation, 94% of the...... patients included were pleased with the service. The programme has shortened the waiting time for most other services, but no improvement in the workload was observed. The BIA showed limited savings. The CEA showed an annual saving of 100€ per patient when using the annual phone service over routine visits...

  17. Development of Optical Fiber Technology in Poland, International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunication, vol. 57, no 2, pp.191-197, July 2011

    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.

  18. Study of the potential of a voice synthesizer in the educational process of a child with ataxia

    Ana Teresa Oliveira

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This case study examines the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT in supporting Bia (a fictitious name, a child with Ataxia, included in a Support Unit for the education of students with multiple disabilities of a school in Braga, Northern Portugal. Bia presented total incapacity in speech and severe difficulties in fine motor coordination. Thus, this study presents the relationship between special educational needs and ICT through their interconnection. In addition, this research addresses and describes the intervention in terms of ICT and its integration into the curriculum and Bias’s learning process. The integration process is reported in order to provide supporting products for augmentative and alternative communication.

  19. 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

    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, ...

  20. URBAN HEAT ISLAND IN BIAŁYSTOK

    Robert Czubaszek

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to investigate the formation intensity of the urban heat island (UHI in Białystok, a relatively small city in north-eastern Poland. The UHI development was determined on the basis of meteorological data obtained from two weather stations of the Regional Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Białystok, one located in the city center, and the other on its outskirts. The measurements of temperature gathered by automobile traverses along streets running from the city limits through the center were carried out in order to provide spatial diversity of the studied phenomenon. The results indicated that UHI in Bialystok is very clear. The intensity of this phenomenon changes in the daily cycle, with the peak in the evening. During the year the heat island is the most pronounced in the spring.

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

    Bager, Palle; Dahlerup, Jens Frederik

    , utensils and ½ hour spend by a nurse per visit; showed approximately 150€ extra cost per 1000 mg Fe++ administrated, if iron carboxymaltose was chosen. In contrast the CEA including both BIA-values and patient-related costs (transportation and lost income) showed iron carboxymaltose to be more cost......®, Vifor) treatment to IBD patients in an outpatient setting.   Background: Intravenous iron sucrose can be given as a maximum of 200 mg Fe++ per infusion vs. intravenous iron carboxymaltose that can be given as a maximum of 1000 mg Fe++ in a single infusion leading to fewer infusions and visits. The drug......++ 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...

  2. PERSISTENT AND INTERMITTENT HYPERHYDRATION IN PATIENTS ON PROGRAM HAEMODIALYSIS: METHODS OF EVALUATION AND CORRECTION

    A. G. Strokov; V. A. Terekhov; Y. L. Poz; K.N. Kryshin; Yu. V. Kopylova

    2015-01-01

    Hyperhydration, the sum of persistent (PH) and intermittent (IH) ones is the strong predictor of mortality in patients on program haemodialysis (PHD). The aim of this research was to investigate the complex of methods for minimization of PH as well as IH. Materials and methods. The bioimpedance multifrequency analysis (BIA), relative blood volume (RBV) monitoring and plasma conductivity evaluation by ionic dialysance device were performed in candidates for kidney transplantation. Results. In ...

  3. DXA, bioelectrical impedance, ultrasonography and biometry for the estimation of fat and lean mass in cats during weight loss

    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.

  4. Phylogenetic and Molecular Investigations of the Evolutionary Novelties, Sword and Gonopodium, in the Swordtail Fish (the genus Xiphophorus)

    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...

  5. Nutritional Status and Body Composition in Korean Myopathy Patients

    Jang, Soo Yun; Kang, Seong-Woong; Choi, Won Ah; Lee, Jang Woo; Suh, Mi Ri; Lee, Song Mi; Park, Yoo Kyoung

    2016-01-01

    In myopathy patients, fat mass increases as the disease progresses, while lean body mass decreases. The present study aimed to investigate the overall nutritional status of Korean myopathy patients through surveys of diet and dietary habits, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and biochemistry tests, as well as the examination of related factors, for the purpose of using such findings as a basis for improving the nutritional status in myopathy patients. The energy intake of all participan...

  6. Nuevos materiales, modelos y técnicas de caracterización en acústica de la edificación y acústica medioambiental.

    Bertó Carbó, Laura

    2015-01-01

    [EN] This thesis work is framed in the context of building acoustics and environmental acoustics and its objectives are closely related to those established in two research projects of public funding: European project 'LIFE09 ENV / ES / 000 461 and the national project BIA2013-41537-R (BIAEFIREMAT). Small size laboratories are assessed and validated. These laboratories are used to obtain acoustic parameters of new ecomateriales: absorbent acoustic materials made from recycled fibers and/or na...

  7. Action spectroscopy for single-molecule motion induced by vibrational excitation with a scanning tunneling microscope

    Ueba, H.; Persson, B.N.J.

    2007-01-01

    We propose an action spectroscopy for single-molecule motion induced by vibrational excitation with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Calculations of the inelastic tunneling current for excitation of the C-O stretch mode of the CO molecule on metal surfaces are combined with a theory which describes how the energy in the vibrational mode is transferred to a reaction coordinate mode to overcome the activation barrier. The calculated rate for CO hopping on Pd (110) as a function of the bia...

  8. Suggested methods for protective and commercial management in the forests with stands of Oxyporus mannerheimi Gyll., 1827 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)

    Andrzej Mazur; Artur Chrzanowski; Robert Kuźmiński; Andrzej Łabędzki; Paweł Rutkowski

    2012-01-01

    The Oxyporus mannerheimi Gyll., 1827 is a species of beetle belonging to the family of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) included in the list of invertebrate species protected under Natura 2000 – European network of protected areas. In Poland, this species has been under legal protection since 2004. This paper contains the list of hitherto known locations of O. mannerheimi in Poland and characterizes new locations in the Białowieża and Starachowice Forest Districts. The data concerning new l...

  9. PREDICTION OF SOLAR ADSORPTION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE USING ANN BASED ON GENETIC LEARNING

    Salah. Hanini; Maamar Laidi

    2012-01-01

    An adsorptive solar refrigerator performance was modelled using artificial neural networks (ANNs). This model takes into account the adsorbent bed, condenser and the evaporator characteristics as well as the working pair (Activated carbon /methanol) properties and the climate conditions. The supervised learning of the ANN is based on a genetic algorithm (GA) supported by an elitist strategy. Input, hidden and output layers model the topology of the ANN. The weights of the synapses and the bia...

  10. Assessing the continuity of the blue ice climate record at Patriot Hills, Horseshoe Valley, West Antarctica

    Winter, Kate; Woodward, John; Dunning, Stuart; Turney, Chris; Fogwill, Christopher; Hein, Andrew; Golledge, Nicholas; Bingham, Robert; Marrero, Shasta; Sugden, David; Ross, Neil

    2016-01-01

    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 shi...

  11. Similarity between seed bank and herb layer in a natural deciduous temperate lowland forest

    Maciej Wódkiewicz; Anna Justyna Kwiatkowska-Falińska

    2011-01-01

    Forest seed banks mostly studied in managed forests proved to be small, species poor and not reflecting aboveground species composition. Yet studies conducted in undisturbed communities indicate a different seed bank characteristic. Therefore we aimed at describing soil seed bank in an undisturbed forest in a remnant of European lowland temperate forests, the Białowieża Forest. We compared similarity between the herb layer and seed bank, similarity of seed bank between different patches, and ...

  12. Rhesus monkey is a new model of secondary lymphedema in the upper limb

    Wu, Guojun; Xu, Hao; Zhou, Wenhong; Yuan, Xianshun; Yang, Zhe; Yang, Qing; Ding, Feng; Meng, Zhigang; Liang, Weili; Geng, Chong; Gao, Ling; Tian, Xingsong

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This study is to establish the rhesus monkey model of lymphedema in the upper limbs, and assess the suitability of this model. Methods: An animal model of lymphedema was established by the combined irradiation and surgical techniques in the upper limbs of these rhesus monkeys. Physical examination, high-resolution MR lymphangiography, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and immunohistochemical staining were performed to determine the severity of the edema in the upper limbs of ...

  13. Coeliac disease: a potentially treatable health problem of Saharawi refugee children.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical and nutritional impact of coeliac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) among Saharawi children living as refugees in Algeria. METHODS: A total of 65 Saharawi children with coeliac disease were compared with 71 age-matched non-coeliac controls. For each participant, the clinical history was taken and a clinical examination, non-quantitative 24-hour dietary recall, anthropometric and skinfold measurements, bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) of body co...

  14. Disease: H00273 [KEGG MEDICUS

    Full Text Available dibular angle. Inherited metabolic disease; Lysosomal storage disease hsa04142(1513) Lysosome hsa04620(1513)...M: 265800 PMID:8703060 Gelb BD, Shi GP, Chapman HA, Desnick RJ Pycnodysostosis, a lysosomal disease caused b...ia Y, Xiao Y Cathepsin K: a therapeutic target for bone diseases. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 380:721-3 (2009...) PMID:1883197 Neufeld EF Lysosomal storage diseases. Annu Rev Biochem 60:257-80 (1991) PMID:18239127 (immun

  15. Phenotypic variation of Epipactis helleborine x E. atrorubens hybrids in anthropogenic conditions

    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.

  16. A two-phase population study: relationships between overweight, body composition and risk of eating disorders Estudio a doble fase: relación entre el sobrepeso, la composición corporal y el riesgo de trastorno de la conducta alimentaria

    Babio, N.; Canals, J; Pietrobelli, A; Pérez, S.; Arija, V. (Victoria)

    2009-01-01

    Background: Overweight and eating disorder (ED) are major public health problems in adolescents. Aims: To assess the association of overweight, body composition and anthropometric characteristics with the probability being at risk of ED. Methods: A two-phase study was used. 329 girls and 96 boys (aged 12-18 years) from an initial sample of 2967 adolescents were studied. The BMI, percentage of fat mass estimated by bioimpedance (FM(BIA)), waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio, and waist-t...

  17. Examining Undergraduate Attitudes Towards Bisexuality and Bisexual Individuals

    London-Terry, Charae A.

    2014-01-01

    Despite the great strides that the Lesbian and Gay (LG) community has made in the last four decades, bisexual individuals still “report a lack of validation, isolation and ostracism within both the heterosexual and homosexual communities” (Israel & Mohr, 2004, p. 119). This study focuses on undergraduate students’ attitudes towards bisexuality and bisexual individuals at Eastern Michigan University by testing the hypothesis that homosexual and heterosexual students will have a significant bia...

  18. Redistributive Constraints under High Inequality: The Case of Mexico

    John Scott

    2008-01-01

    The paper presents a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of redistributive spending in Mexico. It reviews the evolution over the last two decades of the principal redistributive instruments and the distributive outcomes targeted by these instruments (income, land, education, health, nutrition). Using recent income and expenditure surveys, the paper presents a comparative benefit incidence analysis (BIA) of 25 mayor programs or spending categories covering all public spending on educatio...

  19. The Local Bias of Individual Investors

    Ning Zhu

    2002-01-01

    This study investigates individual investors' bias towards nearby companies. Using data from a large U.S. discount brokerage, we find that individual investors tend to invest in companies closer to them relative to the market portfolio. Unlike Coval and Moskowitz's (1999) findings on institutional investors, however, we find that advantageous information cannot explain individual investors' local bias. Accounting numbers and information asymmetry matter less to individual investors' local bia...

  20. The impact of strength training on the changes in one’s physique and resting energy expenditure

    NEŠIĆ, NEBOJŠA; ŠEPER, VESNA; DAVIDOVIĆ CVETKO, ERNA

    2014-01-01

    Background and Purpose: The aim of this research is to determine the way in which the strength training affects the changes in one’s physique and resting energy expenditure. Materials and Methods: 16 sedentary subjects completed strength training for seven weeks, 3 training/week. The examinee’s physique has been analyzed through bioelectrical impedance method (BIA) before and after the seven-week cycle. The variables compared are BW (body weight), WHR (waist-hip ratio), PBF (percent...

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  2. Ishara na uashiriaji kama nyenzo ya mtindo, maana na kiwakilishi cha itikadi katika riwaya ya Nyuso za Mwanamke

    Wanyonyi, Mukhata Chrispinus

    2016-01-01

    Makala haya yanachanganua ishara na uashiriaji kama mbinu ya kimtindo ya kuwasilisha maana na kukuza uhusika na maudhui katika riwaya ya Nyuso za Mwanamke (2010) ya Said Ahmed Mohamed. Nimechanganua aina tatu za ishara ambazo ni ishara bia, ishara za kaida na ishara za kifasihi kama zinavyoainishwa na Frye na wenzake (1985). Lengo kuu ni kuchanganua na kubainisha jinsi ishara zinavyowasilisha maana na itikadi za jamii katika matini husika. Ishara hizi pia husaidia kukuza maudhui, ploti na kuo...

  3. Valutazione delle relazioni fra forza di presa della mano e composizione corporea

    Montagnese, Concetta

    2010-01-01

    La composizione corporea è largamente riconosciuta come uno degli aspetti importanti nella valutazione dello stato di nutrizione ed è comunemente studiata nella pratica con metodiche antropometriche e analisi bioimpedenziometria (BIA). Negli ultimi anni si è accentuata nello stesso ambito l’idea di avere parametri che valutino la funzionalità corporea e nello specifico la misura della forza di presa della mano (FPM) permette di valutare la funzione muscolare, espressione della forza volontari...

  4. Food Prices and Body Fatness among Youths

    Grossman, Michael; Tekin, Erdal; Wada, Roy

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we examine the effect of food prices on clinical measures of obesity, including body mass index (BMI) and percentage body fat (PBF) measures derived from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), among youths ages 12 through 18. The empirical analyses employ data from various waves of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) merged with several food prices measured by county and year. This is the first study to consi...

  5. Context‐dependent female preference for multiple ornaments in the bearded reedling

    Griggio, Matteo; Hoi, Herbert; Lukasch, Barbara; Pilastro, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Abstract While it is well established that females prefer to mate with well‐ornamented males, the influence of perceptive and cognitive processes on the expression of female mate choice is still poorly known. It has been suggested that the female perception of a male's attractiveness is not absolute, but depends on the other males with which he is compared that have been previously encountered (comparative evaluation). We investigated whether mate preference in bearded reedlings ( Panurus bia...

  6. Body composition : methods of measurement, normative values and clinical use

    Genton Graf, Laurence

    2011-01-01

    Measurement of body composition is an important part of nutritional assessment. The low FFM associated with malnutrition has been associated with numerous infectious and noninfectious complications, increasing length of stay, morbidity and mortality. DXA and TBK are reference method for determination of FFM and BCM, but, as these methods are expensive and require extensive technique of the operator, we have focused especially on BIA, an easy, quick, safe and reliable bedside method to measure...

  7. Direct Speech Found In Audrey Howard’s Novel, Rivers Of The Heart

    Yennika Sari Zebua

    2009-01-01

    Tata bahasa merupakan deskripsi bahasa yang bersifat teknis. Tata basa juga merupakan urutan kata dan tanda baca yg sesuai standard sehingga tata bahasa dapat juga dikatakan sebagai aturan- aturan dalam menulis yang benar. Kalimat langsung (direct speech) adalah salah satu bagian yang tercakup dalam tata bahasa. Kalimat langsung itu sendiri berarti cara menyampaikan pesan atau kata- kata yang disampaikan oleh seseorang tanpa mengubah subjek maupun bentuk kata kerjanya. Kalimat langsung bia...

  8. Leveraging Technological Capabilities across Polarized Cultures: Shanghai Delco Electronics Limited

    Lucy A. Ojode

    2006-01-01

    Rallying its units for an impending spin-off from General Motors, the Delphi Automotive Systems division cleared the Delphi Delco Electronics (Delphi-D) unit to begin planning for entry into China in 1994. Delphi saw China as ideal for leveraging its technological and innovation capabilities as well as the enormous General Motor heritage and reputation from years of experience delivering quality products to the automotive industry. Delphi-D found a perfect partner in Shanghai Changjiang YiBia...

  9. Value of bioimpedance analysis and anthropometry for complication prediction in children with malignant and non-malignant diseases after hematopoietic stem cells transplantation

    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 complications often 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 nutritional support of these patients. 101 patients were examined before conditioning and at different times during the early post-transplant period: 50 children (5–17 years of age were examined using BIA and anthropometry, 61 children (6 months – 4 years of age – using only anthropometry without BIA due to age restrictions. The prognostic value of the phase angle (FA, ratio of the active cell mass to lean body mass (ACM/LBM and shoulder muscle circumference (SMC was shown. Thus, in patients with FA ≤ 4, ACM/LBM < 0.45 and SMC ≤ 10th percentile before conditioning risk 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.

  10. Assessment of body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, bioimpedance analysis and anthropometrics in children

    Tompuri, Tuomo T; Lakka, Timo A; Hakulinen, Mikko;

    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 inter-relationships of anthropometric and other measures of body composition were defined. Moreover, the relations of different reference criteria for excess body fat were evaluated....

  11. Fast-Food Restaurant Advertising on Television and Its Influence on Youth Body Composition

    Grossman, Michael; Tekin, Erdal; Wada, Roy

    2012-01-01

    We examine the effects of fast-food restaurant advertising on television on the body composition of adolescents as measured by percentage body fat (PBF) and to assess the sensitivity of these effects to using conventional measures of youth obesity based on body-mass index (BMI). We merge measures of body composition from bioelectrical-impedance analysis (BIA) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with individual level data from th...

  12. Bias Adaptation for Vocal Tract Length Normalization

    Saheer, Lakshmi; Yamagishi, Junichi; Garner, Philip N.; Dines, John

    2013-01-01

    Vocal tract length normalisation (VTLN) is a well known rapid adaptation technique. VTLN as a linear transformation in the cepstral domain results in the scaling and translation factors. The warping factor represents the spectral scaling parameter. While, the translation factor represented by bias term captures more speaker characteristics especially in a rapid adaptation framework without having the risk of over-fitting. This paper presents a complete and comprehensible derivation of the bia...

  13. Comparison of Nutritional Parameters among Adult and Elderly Hemodialysis Patients

    Gülperi Çelik, Bahar Oc, Inci Kara, Mümtaz Yılmaz, Ali Yuceaktas, Seza Apiliogullari

    2011-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the nutritional biochemical parameters, prealbumin levels, and bioimpedance analysis parameters of adult and elderly hemodialysis (HD) patients.Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study included 50 adult HD patients (42.0 % female). Nutritional status was assessed by post-dialysis multifrequency bioimpedance analysis (BIA), serum prealbumin and other nutritional biochemical parameters.Results: Mean age of patients was 57.4±15.1 years (range...

  14. Comparison of Nutritional Parameters among Adult and Elderly Hemodialysis Patients

    Çelik, Gülperi; Oc, Bahar; Kara, Inci; Yılmaz, Mümtaz; Yuceaktas, Ali; Apiliogullari, Seza

    2011-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the nutritional biochemical parameters, prealbumin levels, and bioimpedance analysis parameters of adult and elderly hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study included 50 adult HD patients (42.0 % female). Nutritional status was assessed by post-dialysis multifrequency bioimpedance analysis (BIA), serum prealbumin and other nutritional biochemical parameters. Results: Mean age of patients was 57.4±15.1 years (range: 3...

  15. Risk–based capital measures for operational risk management / Snyman P.

    Snyman, Philippus

    2011-01-01

    Basel II provides banks with four options that may be used to calculate regulatory capital for operational risk. Each of these options (except the most basic approach) requires an underlying risk measurement and management system, with increasing complexity and more refined capital calculations under the more advanced approaches. Approaches available are BIA, TSA, ASA and AMA. The most advanced and complex option under Basel II is the AMA. This approach allows a bank to calc...

  16. Bioelectrical Impedance Assessment of Wound Healing

    Lukaski, Henry C.; Moore, Micheal

    2012-01-01

    Objective assessment of wound healing is fundamental to evaluate therapeutic and nutritional interventions and to identify complications. Despite availability of many techniques to monitor wounds, there is a need for a safe, practical, accurate, and effective method. A new method is localized bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) that noninvasively provides information describing cellular changes that occur during healing and signal complications to wound healing. This article describes the ...

  17. Phase angle as a nutritional evaluation tool in all stages of chronic liver disease Ángulo de fase como una herramienta para evaluar el estado nutricional en todas las etapas de la enfermedad hepática crónica

    W. A. F. Peres; D. F. Lento; K. Baluz; Ramalho, A

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Malnutrition is commonly and frequently under-diagnosed in clinical settings in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) due to the limitations of nutritional evaluation methods in this population. We hypothesized that the bioelectrical impedance analysis derived phase angle (BIA-derived PhA) might be considered as a nutritional indicator in CLD since it represents either cell death or malnutrition characterized by changes in cellular membrane integrity. Objective: The aim of t...

  18. Mast Pulses Shape Trophic Interactions between Fluctuating Rodent Populations in a Primeval Forest

    Nuria Selva; Keith A Hobson; Ainara Cortés-Avizanda; Andrzej Zalewski; José Antonio Donázar

    2012-01-01

    How different functional responses of consumers exploiting pulsed resources affect community dynamics is an ongoing question in ecology. Tree masting is a common resource pulse in terrestrial ecosystems that can drive rodent population cycles. Using stable isotope (δ(13)C, δ(15)N) analyses, we investigated the dietary response of two fluctuating rodent species, the yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis and the bank vole Myodes glareolus, to mast events in Białowieża Forest (NE Poland). Rod...

  19. Explicit Control of Implicit Responses: Simple Directives can alter IAT Performance

    Wallaert, Matthew; Ward, Andrew; Mann, Traci

    2010-01-01

    Research has begun to reveal the malleability of implicit prejudice. One measure of this construct, the race Implicit Association Test (IAT), represents a widely-used tool to assess individuals’ positive and negative associations with different racial groups. In two studies, we demonstrate the capacity of salient pressures to alter implicit racial responses. In Study 1, an enhancement of promoting pressures through an explicit instruction to stereotype was sufficient to increase pro-White bia...

  20. Proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

    The proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), which would have a significant impact on creditors' rights and remedies when dealing with a petroleum industry insolvency, were explained. An explanation was presented for the structured procedures that should be followed for: (1) Directors' liability, (2) Protection given to trustees and receivers against pre-appointment corporate obligations, and (3) International insolvencies