Lopez-Ridaura, Santiago; Frelat, Romain; van Wijk, Mark T; Valbuena, Diego; Krupnik, Timothy J; Jat, M L
One of the great challenges in agricultural development and sustainable intensification is the assurance of social equity in food security oriented interventions. Development practitioners, researchers, and policy makers alike could benefit from prior insight into what interventions or environmental shocks might differentially affect farmers' food security status, in order to move towards more informed and equitable development. We examined the food security status and livelihood activities of 269 smallholder farm households (HHs) in Bihar, India. Proceeding with a four-step analysis, we first applied a multivariate statistical methodology to differentiate five primary farming system types. We next applied an indicator of food security in the form of HH potential food availability (PFA), and examined the contribution of crop, livestock, and on- and off-farm income generation to PFA within each farm HH type. Lastly, we applied scenario analysis to examine the potential impact of the adoption of 'climate smart' agricultural (CSA) practices in the form of conservation agriculture (CA) and improved livestock husbandry, and environmental shocks on HH PFA. Our results indicate that compared to livestock interventions, CA may hold considerable potential to boost HH PFA, though primarily for wealthier and medium-scale cereal farmers. These farm HH types were however considerably more vulnerable to food insecurity risks resulting from simulated drought, while part-time farmers and resource-poor agricultural laborers generating income from off-farm pursuits were comparatively less vulnerable, due in part to their more diversified income sources and potential to migrate in search of work. Our results underscore the importance of prior planning for development initiatives aimed at increasing smallholder food security while maintaining social equity, while providing a robust methodology to vet the implications of agricultural interventions on an ex ante basis.
Dunston, Emma J; Abell, Jackie; Doyle, Rebecca E; Kirk, Jacqui; Hilley, Victoria B; Forsyth, Andrew; Jenkins, Emma; Freire, Rafael
The wild population of the African lion Panthera leo continues to decline, requiring alternate conservation programs to be considered. One such program is ex situ reintroduction. Prior to release, long-term monitoring and assessment of behavior is required to determine whether prides and coalitions behave naturally and are sufficiently adapted to a wild environment. Social network analysis (SNA) can be used to provide insight into how the pride as a whole and individuals within it, function. Our study was conducted upon 2 captive-origin prides who are part of an ex situ reintroduction program, and 1 wild pride of African lion. Social interactions were collected at all occurrence for each pride and categorized into greet, social grooming, play, and aggression. Betweenness centrality showed that offspring in each pride were central to the play network, whereas degree indicated that adults received (indegree) the greatest number of overall social interactions, and the adult males of each pride were least likely to initiate (outdegree) any interactions. Through the assessment of individual centrality and degree values, a social keystone adult female was identified for each pride. Social network results indicated that the 2 captive-origin prides had formed cohesive social units and possessed relationships and behaviors comparable with the wild pride for the studied behaviors. This study provided the first SNA comparison between captive-bred origin and a wild pride of lions, providing valuable information on individual and pride sociality, critical for determining the success of prides within an ex situ reintroduction program.
Mbada, Chidozie E; Adebayo, Olubukayomi E; Adeyemi, Adebanjo B; Arije, Olujide O; Dada, Olumide O; Akinwande, Olabisi A; Awotidebe, Taofeek O; Alonge, Ibidun A
Background. Engagement in physical exercise in pregnancy is hamstrung by safety concerns, skepticism about usefulness, and limited individualized prescription guidelines. This study assessed knowledge and attitude of pregnant women towards antenatal exercises (ANEx). Methods. The cross-sectional study recruited 189 pregnant women from six selected antenatal clinics in Ile-Ife, South-West, Nigeria. Data were obtained on maternal characteristics, knowledge, and attitude towards ANEx. Results. Relaxation and breathing (59.8%), back care (51.3%), and muscle strengthening (51.3%) exercises were the most commonly known ANEx. Prevention of back pain risk (75.9%) and excess weight gain (69.1%) were perceived as benefits, while lower extremities swelling (31.8%) and extreme weight gain or loss (30.7%) were considered as contraindications to ANEx. 15.8% of the respondents had negative attitude towards ANEx resulting from insufficient information on exercise (83.3%) and tiredness (70.0%). Age significantly influences knowledge about contraindications to ANEx (P = 0.001), while attitude was influenced by age and occupation, respectively (P attitude and knowledge about benefits and contraindications to ANEx (P attitude towards ANEx. Knowledge about benefits and contraindications to ANEx significantly influenced the attitude towards exercise in pregnancy.
Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare changes in total oxidative status (TOS, total antioxidative capacity (TAC and the concentration of VitA, VitE, VitC, uric acid (UA, reduced (GSH and oxidized glutathione (GSSG in blood within 24 hours following anaerobic exercise (AnEx among men and women.10 women and 10 men performed a 20-second bicycle sprint (AnEx. Concentrations of oxidative stress indicators were measured before AnEx and 3, 15 and 30 minutes and 1 hour afterwards. UA, GSH and GSSH were also measured 24 hours after AnEx. Lactate and H+ concentrations were measured before and 3 minutes after AnEx.The increase in lactate and H+ concentrations following AnEx was similar in both sexes. Changes in the concentrations of all oxidative stress indicators were significant and did not differ between men and women. In both sexes, TOS, TAC, TOS/TAC and VitA and VitE concentrations were the highest 3 minutes, VitC concentration was the highest 30 minutes, and UA concentration was the highest 1 hour after AnEx. GSH concentration was significantly lower than the initial concentration from 15 minutes to 24 hour after AnEx. GSSG concentration was significantly higher, while the GSH/GSSG ratio was significantly lower than the initial values 1 hour and 24 hour after AnEx.With similar changes in lactate and H+ concentrations, AnEx induces the same changes in TAC, TOS, TOS/TAC and non-enzymatic antioxidants of low molecular weight in men and women. Oxidative stress lasted at least 24 hours after AnEx.
Mbada, Chidozie E.; Adebayo, Olubukayomi E.; Adeyemi, Adebanjo B.; Arije, Olujide O.; Dada, Olumide O.; Akinwande, Olabisi A.; Awotidebe, Taofeek O.; Alonge, Ibidun A.
Background. Engagement in physical exercise in pregnancy is hamstrung by safety concerns, skepticism about usefulness, and limited individualized prescription guidelines. This study assessed knowledge and attitude of pregnant women towards antenatal exercises (ANEx). Methods. The cross-sectional study recruited 189 pregnant women from six selected antenatal clinics in Ile-Ife, South-West, Nigeria. Data were obtained on maternal characteristics, knowledge, and attitude towards ANEx. Results. R...
Antonopoulou, Georgia; Jonuzaj, Suela; Gavala, Hariklia N.
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The report deals with the development of Geesthacht research centre, the research facilities (NS 'Otto Hahn', FRG-1 and FRG-2, ANEX), research and development projects, cooperation with industry and other research facilities, as well as with publications and lectures of 1972. (orig./AK) [de
scans due to the presence of fat; there is typically very little adipose tissue within the prostate. In vivo (human) calf muscle We have an...ex vivo animal tissue models, and in vivo human calf imaging. Some of these phantoms were used during MR sequence optimization, while others were...Ex Vivo Animal Tissue Phantoms a) Bovine Muscle /Adipose: Data was acquired from a cuboidal specimen of ex vivo bovine to evaluate how well MR
Miler, V.; Budsky, F.; Malek, Z.
This part contains a proposal for the generator column design, materials to be used (chemicals, ionexes) and technological procedures. The proposal was inspired by the 90 Sr- 90 Y generator operated by Zfk Rossendorf. The aim was to develop and launch a generator for the preparation of carrier-free 90 Y in the form of [ 90 Y] chloride solution in dilute hydrochloric acid. The separation of Y from Sr is based on ionex chromatography by sorbing the two radionuclides on a catex. While Sr remains sorbed, 90 Y is eluted with lithium citrate. During this process, 90 Y is bonded in a citrate complex which, having a negative charge, is subsequently trapped by an anex. A guard column is inserted before the anex column to trap any traces of 90 Sr. 90 Y is eluted from the anex in the yttrium chloride form by using dilute hydrochloric acid. The product from the generator can be used for the preparation of [ 90 Y] - Fe colloid injection or [ 90 Y] - yttrium citrate injection for intra-articular application or for the development of monoclonal antibodies and peptides
Sabbatani, Paolo; Mantovan, Roberto
For several years, the electrical external cardioversion (ECV) has entered into clinical practice without assistance of anesthesiology team. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sedation with midazolam in patients undergoing electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) by means of the evaluation of capnometry and pulmonary integrated index (IPI) using the Oridion Capnostream 20. We studied 45 consecutive patients (pts) who underwent ECV of AF sedated with midazolam at mean dose of 5mg bolus followed by another 5mg in 2 minutes (min). Maximum dosage was 11 mg (average 8 ± 2 mg). After cardioversion we infused Anexate 0.5mg bolus followed by 0.5mg in 30 min. All pts were monitored with blood pressure, O2 saturation, cardiac frequency and capnometers. EtCO2 value at baseline was 37.14 ± 2.7, 35.02 ± 1.7 after induction of sedation and 36.59 ± 1.2 after awaking (pIPI index was 9.58 ± 0.5 at basal 8.09 ± 0.63 at induction time and 9.02 ± 0.5 after awaking (pIPI index. © 2013.
Full Text Available En el intento de reflejar la problemática de la enseñanza del Derecho Agrario en laArgentina, con sus avances y retrocesos, podríamos comenzar diciendo que resulta dificil, sino imposible, justificar que en un país eminentemente agrícola-ganadero como es el nuestro, la enseñanza del derecho agrario se haya inaugurado anexándola al derecho minero. Así en 1900 al aprobarse el nuevo plan de estudios de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, a la ya existente desde hacía unos años "Legislación de Minas" se le agrega el derecho rural (como se lo denominaba en esa época iniciándose así "una larga etapa en que ambas asignaturas se impartirían conjuntamente" (...
Full Text Available El Estado de México posee características geográfico-ecológicas que lo hacen una región de gran diversidad biológica; respecto a Hesperioidea y Papilionoidea posee el 15% de las especies registradas para México, del cual el 17% son endémicas para el país. Con base en la información bibliográfica y la consulta de la base de datos del Museo de Zoología de la Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, se integró la lista de las dos superfamilias para el Estado de México; esta se compone de seis familias, 22 subfamilias, 197 géneros y 325 especies (95 Hesperiidae, 19 Papilionidae, 35 Pieridae, 54 Lycaenidae, 20 Riodinidae y 102 Nymphalidae. De cada especie se anexó la lista de localidades de recolecta, vuelo, la colección donde están depositados los ejemplares, o la cita de la cual se tomó el dato.Distribution of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea from Mexico State, Mexico. The State of Mexico is a region with great biological diversity, owing to its geographical and ecological features. Regarding Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea, 15 % of the Mexican species are recorded in the State of Mexico, 17 % of which are endemic to the country. A checklist of the two superfamilies for the State of Mexico was integrated, based on published literature and databases at the Museo de Zoología of the Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM. The checklist is composed by six families, 22 subfamilies, 197 genera and 325 species (95 Hesperiidae, 19 Papilionidae, 35 Pieridae, 54 Lycaenidae, 20 Riodinidae, and 102 Nymphalidae. A list of each species is presented, including collecting localities, flight month, and whether data correspond to scientific collection records or literature. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (3: 1309-1341. Epub 2008 September 30.
Técnica para obtenção do aparelho geniturinário e dosagem do PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen no hamster sírio, Mesocricetus auratus Technique for collecting blood for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen dosing and genitourinary system obtaining in syrian hamster, Mesocricetus auratus
Dimas José Araújo Vidigal
ículas seminais e testículos. Observou-se nos Hamsters adultos (n=20, setenta por cento de alterações nos anexos sexuais a saber: um caso (5% de processo supurativo das vesículas seminais, um caso (5% de processo inflamatório isolado das vesículas seminais, um caso (5% de Processo inflamatório das vesículas seminais, HBP e prostatite concomitante e um caso (5% de infarto testicular e prostatite. Onze animais (55%, dos Hamsters adultos, apresentaram HBP (Hiperplasia Benigna da Próstata. Conclusão: A técnica cirúrgica descrita mostrou-se eficiente para a obtenção dos orgãos e estruturas do aparelho geniturinário, estudo histológico desses orgãos e dosagem do PSA no Hamster Sírio, Mesocricetus auratus.Purpose: To explain the available technique in collecting blood for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen dosing and the genitourinary system extracting from Syrian Hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, and correspond PSA findings to anexed sexual histologic changes. Methods: Thirty (n=30 Hamsters were used in the experiment: ten (n=10 animals were on the average age of 47,5 days on the decease mourent, being qualified as young and twenty ( n=20 animals over the age of one year were qualified as adults. After being under chetamina cloridate and diazepam anesthesia, on the superior abdomen level, c. 1,5mL to 2,0mL of blood were collected for total PSA dosing though ELISA method, with human antigen. They died after blood extracting. After verifying the animal death, laparatomy was carried out, extracting in complete monoblock the genitourinary system for a histologic study of sexual anexes. A PSA correlation was set with the found histologic changes. Results: An excellent anesthesian plan was obtained after shooting chetamina cloridate and diazepam intraperitoneum on the animals, that made possible to collect blood through the cava vein trans-derm via to the superior abdomen for the PSA dosing. The animal died after blood collecting. Laparatomy was carried out with the complete
ketiga. Tujuan penelitian untuk mengetahui efektivitas EFT terhadap penurunan kecemasan dalam menghadapi persalinan. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode quasi eksperimen pre test dan post terhadap perlakuan dan kontrol. Perlakuan dilakukan selama trimester III, dimulai dan diikuti selama 3 bulan yaitu bulan ke-7, 8, 9. EFT dilakukan setiap bulan dan dilanjutkan secara mandiri oleh ibu, sampai menjelang persalinan. Instrumen penelitian menggunakan TMAS (Taylor Manifest Anexity Scale dan pemeriksaan darah kortisol. Subyek penelitian 38 responden, terdiri atas 19 intervensi dan 19 kontrol. Hasil penelitian dengan uji paired t-test, TMAS1,2,3, setiap tahapannya didapatkan perbedaan bermakna yaitu kortisol darah pre dan post p=0,0001, analisa regresi liniear TMAS p = 0,001, dan R² = 0,57; serta kortisol darah p=0,004 dan R²=0,43. Analisa ini membuktikan EFT berkontribusi 57% menurunkan tingkat kecemasan dan 43% dalam menurunkan kortisol darah secara signifikan yang secara tidak langsung berpengaruh terhadap kesiapan menghadapi persalinan.
José Henrique Guimarães
. zikani sp. n., A seabrai sp. n., A. duckei sp. n. and A. vernalis Curran, 1928. This group may be characterized as follows: forcipes interiores absent; forcipes superiores strongly chitinized an dilated at anex. Within this group, the forcipes of. A. seabrai sp. n. do not present an aberrant form. The "dissimilis group" will be studied in forthcoming papers. The limits of the genus Archyta Jaen. are not as yet sharply difined, the evaluation of the significance of each character used in the definition remaining as most difficult problem. The distinction between Archytas and other related genera is very difficult, chiefly because it is based on variable characters. In this paper we place the genera Parafabricia Towsend, 1931, Itachytas Blanchard, 1940, Archynemochaeta Blanchard, 1941, Proarchytoides Blanchard, 1941 and Archytodejeania Blanchard, 1941 in the synonymy of Archytas Jaen. The detailed examination of the characters used in their definition, proved them to be fundamentally proposed on basis of chaetotasy, these characters alone being precarious, because of the considerabel intraspecifical variation. The type of the new species are in the Oswaldo Cruz Institute collection. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and paratypes in the collections of the followings institutions: Departamento de Zoologia da Secretaria de Agricultura do Estado de São Paulo; Instituto de Ecologia e Experimemtação Agrícolas; Departamento de Defesa Sanitária Vegetal; Campos Seabra collection; and Barbiellini collection.
Domínguez González, María Luisa
Full Text Available In all the Spanish administrations, not only the central but also the authonomical ones, the Environmental Impact Assessment process has some stages. In this article all this stages are described on the case of the new route of an existing road, the bypass of the C-238 road at Borriol, Castellón, whose owner is the Generalitat Valenciana. This is one of the most recent processes of Environmental Impact Assessment at this Authonomical Administration.
First of all, the most important aspects of the Environmental Impact Study are shown; this Study is included, as an Anexe Document, in the Basic Project "Highway between Castellón and La Pobla Tornesa (C-238. South Borriol - North La Pobla Tornesa", November 1993.
On July 1994, this Project passed the Public Information process. On October the 21st, 1994, the Direcció General de Qualitat Ambiental of the Consellería de Medi Ambient of the Generalitat Valenciana edited the Environmental Impact Declaration about the Project. In this article, the almost total equality between the corrective measures it obliges to and the ones proposed in the Environmental Impact Study are exposed.
Nowadays, the Constructive Project "Bypass of Borriol of the C-238 (Castellón", has been approved by the authorities, and the works will start soon. This works include the impact corrective measures, which are explained as the conclusion of this work.
En las administraciones españolas, tanto en la central como en las autonómicas, el proceso de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental comprende varias fases. En este artículo se describen todas ellas para el caso de una variante de carretera, la Variante de la C-238 a su paso por Borriol (Castellón, cuya titularidad corresponde a la Generalitat Valenciana. Se trata de uno de los procesos de Evaluación de Impacto más reciente de esta Administración Autonómica. En primer lugar se exponen los puntos más destacados del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental