Featured Issues: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics Vol. 22
Today we will be featuring issues from vol.22 of the Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. Here are some of the highlights from each issue:
Martial Arts have been known as a means to learn self-defense, expand inner spirituality and
adjust behaviour. In vol.22 no.1, Ziaee et al. compare two different types of Japanese martial arts, Karate and Judo, and their influences on adolescent behaviour in "Anger in Adolescent Boy Athletes: a Comparison among Judo, Karate, Swimming and Non Athletes".
The anger rate of each participant was assessed using the "Adolescent Anger Rating Scale" questionnaire.
Results found that karateka (the adolescents practicing Karate) and swimmers had a significantly lower anger rate than judoka (the adolescents practicing Judo) and non-athletes. Based on these results, anger control may not be influenced by Judo but may be influenced in a positive way by Karate.
For more information and other articles from vol.22 no.1, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=pe&year=2012&vol=22&num=01&keys=V22N1
Valizadeh et al. look at the need for nursing support for parents with prematurely born infants placed in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in "Importance and Availability of Nursing Support for Mothers in NICU: A Comparison of Opinions of Iranian Mothers and Nurses" from issue 2 . For the study, both mothers and nurses participated in a questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire showed a difference in opinion of mothers and nurses.
For more information on this study and others from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=pe&year=2012&vol=22&num=02&keys=V22N2
In issue 3, "Relationship between Blood Pressure and Passive Smoking in Elementary School Children" has Seyedzadeh et al. exploring the correlation between exposure to cigarette smoke and blood pressure in elementary school students. Parents of 80 elementary school children exposed to cigarette smoke and 80 elementary students not exposed to cigarette smoke were asked questions on their smoking status and health. The children then underwent physical examinations. The results showed that elementary school children exposed to cigarette smoke had higher rates of systolic and diastolic blood pressure than elementary school children not exposed to cigarette smoke.
For the complete article and others from no.3, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=pe&keys=V22N3&num=03&vol=22&year=2012&sortby=toc
Issue 4 features an article, "Insulin and Leptin Levels in Appropriate-for-Gestational-Age Infants of Diabetic Mother" by Vela-Huerta et al., which looks at whether gestational diabetes in mothers plays a significant role in changing hormone levels for the development of insulin resistance in infants. The results of the study showed that infants of mothers with diabetes had higher insulin levels than infants of mothers without diabetes. For the details of this study and other articles from no.4, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=pe&year=2012&vol=22&num=04&keys=V22N4
Featured New Issue: African Journal of Reproductive Health Vol.17 No.1
Featured Issue: African Journal of Biomedical Research Vol.14 No.1, 2 & 3
Did you know that there are an estimated 2 million deaths a year caused by Tuberculosis? In vol.14 no.1 of the African Journal of Biomedical Research, one article "In-Vitro Susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis to Extracts of Uvaria Afzelli Scott Elliot and Tetracera Alnifolia Willd" by Lawal et al. discusses the need for new anti-tuberculosis drugs, due to the increase of resistance of MDR- and XDR- TB strains. As a result, in this article, extracts of Uvaria afzelli root bark and Tetracera alnifolia leaves and root bark were studied to determine if they could be used to treat Tuberculosis.
For the results of this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2011&vol=14&num=01&keys=V14N1
Vol.14 no. 2 includes an article, "Awareness of Contraceptive Methods amongst Married Male Population of Ekpoma, Nigeria" by Akpamu et. al in which 640 married men in Ekpoma, Nigeria were surveyed to assess their knowledge of contraceptive methods. The results showed that overall, awareness of contraceptive methods was high, and that the next steps to take would be to educate the population on the impact and responsibility of parenthood.
For this article and others from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2011&vol=14&num=02&keys=V14N2
A follow up to that article can be found in no.3, titled "Contraceptive Choice amongst Married Men in Ekpoma, Nigeria" by Iribhogbe et al. This study also surveys 640 married men in Ekpoma, Nigeria, but the objective this time around is to find out their most preferred method of contraception. The results showed that female contraception was the method that the men most preferred, but that male contraception was the method most used.
For more details on this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2011&vol=14&num=03&keys=V14N3
Labels: African Journal of Biomedical Research, Featured Issue
Featured Issues: African Health Science Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4
This is the first time we are featuring the African Health Science journal on our blog! Here are some highlights from issues 3 & 4 of vol.12:
In issue 3, one article by Emdin & Millson, "A systematic review evaluating the impact of task shifting on access to antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa", reviews articles discussing the effects of shifting antiretroviral therapy initiation and management from physicians to nurses, in hopes that this shift will increase access to HIV treatment. Fun fact: The two authors of this article are from U of T!
For this article and others from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=hs&year=2012&vol=12&num=03&keys=v12n3
An article titled "Perceived body image and weight: discrepancies and gender differences among University undergraduates" written by Maruf et al. can be found in issue 4. The articles discuss body image (BI) based on factors such as perception, attitude, behaviour and feedback from others.
Based off feedback and the degree of acceptance of the feedback, self-evaluation and perception can be influenced.
For the results of this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=hs&year=2012&vol=12&num=04&keys=v12n4
Labels: African Health Science, Featured Issue
Featured Issues: African Journal of Biomedical Research Vol. 13 No. 1, 2, & 3
Here are some highlights from volume 13 of the African Journal of Biomedical Research:
Whereas the current tradition to treat Diabetes mellitus (or Diabetes) is for patients to take insulin, traditional healers have used the herb extract Rothmannia Hispida instead to relieve its symptoms!
Read more about it in "Comparative Effects of Rothmannia Hispida Leaves Extract and Protamine-Zinc Insulin on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats" in issue 1.
You can find other articles from this issue here: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2010&vol=13&num=01&keys=V13N1
In vol.13 no.2, a study was conducted to answer this question: would estrogen and sodium chloride affect fasting blood sugar and weight gain in female diabetic rats? In this article, "Effect of Estrogen and Sodium Chloride on Fasting Blood Sugar and Weight-Gain in Female Diabetic Rats", the diabetic rats were injected with both estrogen and sodium chloride, which resulted in a significant reduction in their FBS level. Also, estrogen seemed to slow down weight gain, whereas sodium chloride seemed to increase weight gain. The authors indicated that as a result, estrogen and sodium chloride both enhance glucose utilization.
You can find this article and others from this issue here: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2010&vol=13&num=02&keys=V13N2
Vol. 13 no.3 includes an article, "Pattern of Prescriptions among Elderly Diabetic-Hypertensive Patients in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital", which studies diabetic-hypertensive elderly patients, their age, sex, the effect of the number of prescribed drugs they take, and the effect of any inappropriately prescribed drugs they may take. The results showed that there was no significant correlation between age, sex, and the number of prescribed drugs taken.
For more information on this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2010&vol=13&num=03&keys=V13N3
Labels: African Journal of Biomedical Research, Featured Issue
Featured Issue: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (IJEST) Vol. 8 No. 4
Featured Issues: Vol. 12 No. 1, 2 & 3 of the African Journal of Biomedical Research
The African Journal of Biomedical Research has been updated on Bioline. We will be featuring more issues from this journal in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
Here are some highlights from volume 12:
Vol. 12 no. 1 includes "The Hazards of Non-Ionizing Radiation of Telecommunication mast in an Urban Area of Lagos, Nigeria", a study of the socio-demographics and hazard profiles of people affected by non-ionizing radiation from a telecommunication mast in Lagos, Nigeria. The results of the study showed that 60.8% of respondents were youth. Headache was a common symptom for 51.6% of respondents.
For this article and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=md09006&lang=en
Vol. 12 no. 2 contains "Water Metabolism and Nutrition in Animals Exposed to Water Scarcity and Hot Environment", a study done to investigate how much animals eat in relation to their water metabolism under harsh environmental conditions. For this particular study, eight indigenous goats were used. The results showed that goats who drank more water ate less food.
For the details of this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2009&vol=12&num=02&keys=V12N2
Vol. 12 no. 3 contains an article discussing the screening of beef for antibacterial residues - "Preliminary Screening of Beef Consumed in Ibadan, Nigeria for Antibacterial Residues". 69.74% of the samples were shown to contain antibacterial residues.
For more details on this study and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=md&year=2009&vol=12&num=03&keys=V12N3
Labels: African Journal of Biomedical Research, Featured Issue
Featured Issue: Special Issue of Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Vol. 107
Featured Issue: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Vol. 107 No. 8
Featured Issue: Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
In March, we posted 2 issues of the Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine on Bioline.
The first issue, vol. 10 no. 1, contains an interesting article titled "Correlation between missed abortion and insertional translocation involving chromosomes 1 and 7" by Neveen Ashaar and Ahmed Husseiny. This article discusses the relationship between a missed abortion, also know as a silent miscarriage, and chromosomal changes specfically in chromosomes 1 and 7. Women who had missed abortions in their first trimester and 30 healthy women with no complications during pregnancy (control) were tested. Check out the full article for the results of this study, as well as other articles from the issue at: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=rm&year=2012&vol=10&num=01&keys=V10N1
The second issue, vol. 10 no. 2, features more articles on women's health! This issue was published on the Bioline website a week after International Women's Day (Friday March 8th). Some of the topics include polycystic ovarian syndrome (Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovarian syndrome women in a hospital of Tehran), rabies antibody levels (Rabies antibody levels in pregnant women and their newborns after rabies post-exposure prophylaxis), and severe acute maternal morbidity during the postpartum period (Severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) in postpartum period requiring tertiary Hospital care)
For access to these articles and other articles from this issue, please visit: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=rm&year=2012&vol=10&num=02&keys=V10N2
Labels: Featured Issue, Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Featured Issue: Revista Colombia Médica Vol. 43 No. 4
Call For Papers: African Journal of Reproductive Health
The African Journal of Reproductive Health is calling on scholars and authors to submit papers for the AJRH's special issue on HIV/AIDS, to be published in December 2013. Comprehensive reviews, meta-analysis, original research articles, program reports, commentaries as well as opinion pieces related to policies and programs on HIV/AIDS in all parts of Africa are welcomed. Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2013. For further details, click and zoom on the image below:
Labels: Africa, African Journal of Reproductive Health, AIDS, HIV
Featured Issue: Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences Vol. 11 No. 4
Featured Issue: Zoological Research Vol. 33 No. 6
Featured Issue: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 18 No. 3 and 4
Issue 3 of vol. 18 of the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences has been updated on the Bioline website. This issue includes The Relationship between Media Use and Body Mass Index among Secondary Students in Kuching South City, Sarawak, Malaysia, a study done on the relationship between BMI of secondary school students in Kuching South City, Sarawak, Malaysia, and consumption of media. Data was collected from 316 students between the ages of 13 and 17 through both a questionnaire and anthropometric measurement. The results show that boys were found to spend more time using media than girls, and overall media did not affect the body weight of the students.
For the full text and access to other articles from this issue, please go to:
Vol. 18 has also been updated with no. 4. This issue includes an article called Effects of Duration of Diabetes on Behavioural and Cognitive Parameters in Streptozotocin-Induced Juvenile Diabetic Rats, a study in which infant rats were induced with diabetes. This resulted in severe cognitive dysfunction in the rats. The results of the study showed that if Type-1 diabetes is treated as early as possible, potential cognitive dysfunction side effects can be reduced.
For the full text and access to other articles from vol 18 no. 4, please go to:
Labels: Featured Issue, Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Featured Issue: VITAE Academia Biomédica Digital No. 51
Featured New Issue: East and Central African Journal of Surgery Vol. 17 No. 2
Featured New Issue: African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development Vol. 12 No. 7
We updated a number of new journal issues on the Bioline International website last week! Among them is vol. 12 no. 7 of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. One of the articles in this issue (A Comparison of the Kinetics of Mango Drying in Open-Air, Solar, and Forced-Air Dryers) is an investigation of three different drying methods to preserve mangoes. Using these methods can increase the economic potential of the fruit!
Another article (Survey of Postharvest Handling, Preservation and Processing Practices Along the Camel Milk Chain in Isiolo District, Kenya) is a study on the postharvest handling, preservation, and processing practices of camel milk harvested by pastoralists in Isiolo, Kenya. This study collected information on the storage of camel milk as well as problems experienced by milk traders.
For these articles and more from vol. 12 no. 7, please visit:
Labels: African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development, Featured New Issue
African Crop Science Journal - vol. 20 no. 4 and vol. 20 supp. 2
Bioline is happy to announce that vol. 20 no. 4 and vol. 20 supplement 2 of the African Crop Science Society's journal have been uploaded to the Bioline website!
Vol. 20 no. 4 of African Crop Science journal covers a range of topics, including the Effect of Nitrogen on Safflower Physiology and Productivity as well as the Impact of Some Climatic and Phenological Parameters on the Callogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis Variations in Cocoa. The topic of climate is continued in articles through vol. 20 supplement 2. Bagamba, Bashaasha, Claessens and Antle tackle adaptation strategies in response to climate change in their article, titled Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Smallholder Agricultural Systems in Uganda.
Full text PDF articles with abstracts in English and French are available through the following links:
The African Crop Science Society also recently announced that two fully funded Crop Science PhD studentships are available at Lancaster University:
The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), Lancaster University, is pleased to announce a significant number of PhD Studentships for October 2013. LEC forms one of the largest centres for environmental research in Europe. LEC's inter-disciplinary research themes focus on atmospheric science, biodiversity and global change, catchment and aquatic processes, environmental geosciences and the relationships between the environment and society. The excellent research environment and facilities these themes offer provides the setting for our PhD training. LEC has 160 full and part time PhD and Masters by Research students who contribute to a vibrant research environment and the research achievements of LEC. Enquiries and applications from well-qualified applicants who wish to join this thriving research community are welcomed.
LEC is pleased to be offering two BBSRC funded PhDs, which are part of a Doctoral Training Programme in Food Security:
- Benefits of controlled soil drying on crop yields: disentangling nutritional and phytohormonal effects PhD
- Using chemical genetics as a tool to explore nitrogen regulatory pathways in wheat development PhD
Deadline: 22 February
For more information, see: http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/postgraduate/pg_news/?article_id=1277
Labels: African Crop Science Journal, climate change, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Leslie Chan's Trip to India
Professor Leslie Chan, Director of Bioline International, flew to India in December 2012 to spread the word about Open Access in the cities of Thiruvananthapuram and Mysore. This was his first visit to southern India. Information Consultant and Open Access advocate Subbiah Arunachalam accompanied Prof. Chan on the trip!
Prof. Chan gave two lectures on December 17th: one at the University of Kerala, the other at the National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, CSIR.
On December 18th, he headed to the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala to deliver a talk titled “Opportunities for Knowledge Management and Open Access”, during which he explored the current status of Open Access, the issues it faces today, and how its impact can be measured.
Prof. Chan then traveled to the Mysore University Library on December 19th, where he spoke about the essential role of Open Access in the future and growth of scholarly research during his lecture titled “Emerging Trends in Scholarly Communication and Impact Measures in the Open Knowledge Environment”.
His travels concluded on December 20th at the SDM Institute for Management Development. This meeting provided a forum for scientists, librarians and academics to discuss their views and ideas with each other.
For detailed information and photos of his trip, as well as slides of his lectures, please visit: http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/leslie-chan-gives-five-talks-in-india
Labels: Conference, Leslie Chan
Featured Issue: Revista Colombia Médica Vol. 43 No. 1
In the latest issue of Revista Colombia Médica to be uploaded to Bioline International - one study (Blood pressure by age, gender, height, and socioeconomic level in school populations in Cali, Colombia) in issue 1 of vol. 43 looked at the risk factors for blood pressure in children and adolescents, as several other studies have shown that these risk factors are indicators for cardiovascular diseases in later life. For this study, 2807 students in Cali, Colombia had their blood pressured tested as well as blood chemistry, physical work capacity, oral health, diet, and blood pressure. The study also examined the relationship between blood pressure and age, gender, height, body mass index, socioeconomic status and salt intake.
For more articles from vol. 43, no. 1 of Revista Colombia Médica, visit:
Labels: Featured Issue, Revista Colombia Médica
Featured Issue: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Vol. 107 No. 3, 4 and 5
Today we are featuring Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz vol. 107 no. 3, 4, and 5. Among the articles in no. 3 is one (Prevalence of hepatitis e virus antibodies in individuals exposed to swine in Mato Grosso, Brazil) on a study of participants exposed to swine in Mato, Grosso, Brazil. The study participants were tested for hepatitis E antibodies. Among 310 participants, 8.4% were found to be anti-HEV-positive.
For other articles from this issue, please visit:http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=oc&year=2012&vol=107&num=03&keys=V107N3
No. 4 of vol. 107 includes an article (Evolution of insecticide resistance in non-target black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Argentina) on the resistance of black flies to pyrethroids fenvalerate and organophosphate azinphos methyl over a 12-year period, from 1996 to 2008. How many times insecticide is used on the population and how much of it is used at a time were two factors that had to be considered in understanding the evolution of pesticide resistance.
For other articles from vol. 107 no. 4, please visit:
Finally, we now have vol. 107 no. 5 on the Bioline International website. This issue includes an article (Declining prevalence of hepatitis A virus antibodies among children from low socioeconomic groups reinforces the need for the implementation of hepatitis A vaccination in Brazil) about anti hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies tested in children of low socioeconomic status. The study showed that 74.1-90% of children under five are susceptible to HAV infection. It also mentioned that the hepatitis A vaccine currently being offered in the area is too costly for people of low socioeconomic status. The article cries for a call to action for hepatitis A vaccine to be included in the Brazilian National Program for Immunisation.
To access this article and others from vol. 107 no. 5, please visit:
Labels: Featured Issue, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Featured Issue: African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development Vol. 12 No. 5