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Research status of Rice direct seeding device in China

Review Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Research status of Rice direct seeding device in China Baochang Zhang, Liling Jiang, Weipeng Chen, Tianyuan Qiu,Linlin Wang, Shandong Yang* School of Agricultural Engineer and Food Science, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, China Aiming at the problems of rice seedling raising, transplanting and so on, low production efficiency and low mechanization efficiency, we popularize the rice direct seeding technology, through investigating and studying the development status of representative rice direct seeding machine in China, analyze its basic structure and working principle, and put forward the existing problems and development suggestions of rice direct seeding machine. Research shows that rice direct seeding technology has a broad development space in China. It is necessary to further optimize the design of key components such as seed metering devices and improve independent research and development capabilities to improve the versatility and efficiency of the rice direct seeding machine, so that China’s rice direct seeding technology can Rapid development. Keywords: Rice direct seeding technology; seed metering device; development status; structure and principle ...

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Northwestern Ontario First Nations communities: Case Series

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Northwestern Ontario First Nations communities: Case Series Chelsea J. Kubinec MSci1, Len Kelly MD MClinSci2, Sarah Byce MD, MSci1, Raymond S.W. Tsang MMedSc PhD3, Marina Ulanova MD PhD4 1Medical Student, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Ontario; 2Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, Sioux Lookout, Ontario; 3Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 4Division of Medical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Ontario We present clinical and microbiological data of 5 pediatric cases of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease, which occurred over a period of 10 months in the service area of a regional hospital of Northwestern Ontario. Four cases of invasive H. influenzae type a (Hia) disease presented either as meningitis, non-complicated and complicated pneumonia, or soft tissue infection in children between 7 months and 6 years of age. Although the cases were from different communities with no known common exposure, the Hia isolates demonstrated similar phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. One case of invasive disease due to nontypeable H. influenzae (NTHi) presented as chorioamnionitis in an adolescent. The data emphasize the significance of Hia and NTHi as a cause of serious disease in Indigenous communities. Keywords: Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease, First Nations communities This study was supported by the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) ...

Clinical Governance Models in the Dental Office

Review Article of International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews Clinical Governance Models in the Dental Office Adil Osman Mageet1,2, Maher Abdelfattah Alshayeb1, Abed Atia Elkaseh1 1Ajman University, Faculty of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE; 2Associate Professor of Orthodontics, University of Gezira, Faculty of Dentistry, Wad Madani, Sudan Clinical governance is a comprehensive approach that is not given its weight as a subject at the undergraduate level because either the syllabus is full or there is not enough time. This article aims to facilitate the understanding of clinical governance in the dental office by drawing modules. These color modules and the ease of structure will tempt the eyes of undergraduate dental students. The benefit is also extended to include the general population to inform them about the importance of dental hospitals to practice a high level of clinical care, thus increasing awareness. Improving the quality of life depends on policies and procedures built on the contemporaneous reliable, evidence-based information. The teaching of clinical governance and legislation and ethics at the undergraduate level should be included in the dental syllabus. This article will cast a glance at the future of professionalism against the background of increasing expectations from patients. Keywords: Clinical audit, clinical governance, dental healthcare, effectiveness, risk management ...

Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation of the spleen: an unusual cause of abdominal pain

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation of the spleen: an unusual cause of abdominal pain Hussien Aly Touny, Einas Al Kuwari, Ahmed Al Moudaris, Salahddin Gehani Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Vascular neoplasms are the most common primary nonhematopoietic tumors of the spleen. They include hemangiomas, littoral cell angiomas, splenic hamartomas, lymphangiomas, hemangioendotheliomas, angiosarcomas, and Sclerosing Angiomatoid Nodular Transformation (SANT)1. SANT is a rare and benign lesion arising from the red pulp of the spleen 2.Martel et al first described the disease entity in 2004 in middle aged- adults with slight female preponderance , the etiology and pathogenesis are still not clear3, SANT poses diagnostic clinical and radiological challenges4, we present this case report with review of the literature. Keywords: Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation,  spleen, cause of abdominal pain ...

Curriculum Content, Ownership Of Universities, Work Experience And Acquisition Of Employability Skills Among Business Education Graduates Of Universities In Cross River State, Nigeria

Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Curriculum Content, Ownership Of Universities, Work Experience And Acquisition Of Employability Skills Among Business Education Graduates Of Universities In Cross River State, Nigeria David Asuquo Edet Department of Vocational Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria This paper x-rayed curriculum content, ownership of universities, work experience and acquisition of employability skills among business education graduates of universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two formulated research hypotheses guided this study. Literature was reviewed in line with the variables under study. The research design adopted was survey. The population for the study was 987 business education graduates between 2007/2008 and 2014/2015 academic sessions from the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH). The sample of the study was 200 business education graduates drawn purposively using accidental and snowballing sampling techniques. A validated researcher- made four point scale questionnaire titled ‘Curriculum Content, ownership of universities, work experience and Acquisition of Employability Skills Questionnaire (CCOUWEESQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by four research experts. A reliability estimate of .70 to .82 was achieved for the instrument using Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient after a pilot test. The data obtained from the field was converted into values and analyzed using independent t-test statistical technique. All hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed among others that graduates of federal university exposed to business education curriculum content are significantly different from their state university counterparts in their acquisition of employability skills. Based on this, it was recommended that government should accord equal recognition, support and provision (in terms of funding, capacity building and infrastructural spread) to both federal and state universities in a way that obvious preference for one category over the other is not perceived. Doing so may ...

Colo-renal fistula following percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of a renal tumor. A case report and review of treatment options

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Colo-renal fistula following percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of a renal tumor. A case report and review of treatment options Allan Stolarski, MD1,2, Joanna Wang, MD1,2, Katherine He, MD1,3, Lori Lerner, MD1,2, Gentian Kristo, MD1,3 1Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Background:  Colo-renal fistula formation is a very rare complication following percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the management of renal cell carcinoma. In this paper we describe the management of a patient with a left colo-renal fistula occurring after renal tumor RFA. Additionally, we present a thorough literature review of reported cases of colo-renal fistulae after percutaneous RFA to further highlight their treatment challenges. Summary:  Two weeks after undergoing percutaneous RFA of an incidental 3cm left renal mass, a 67-year-old male was re-admitted to the hospital with a symptomatic colo-renal fistula.  Patient ultimately failed conservative management with broad spectrum antibiotics and ureteral stent placements, and subsequently underwent segmental colonic resection and renorrhaphy, with complete renal preservation. Conclusion: Although complications after RFA of renal tumors are rare, iatrogenic colo-renal fistula formation is a significant complication requiring a multi-disciplinary approach with a trial of non-operative management prior to surgical intervention. Keywords: renal cancer; radiofrequency ablation, colorenal fistula ...