Goldenberg R.B.,Ambrose University
Journal of Voice | Year: 2016
Objective: Several studies have explored the role of music and singing as a treatment for respiratory symptoms. The objective of this paper was to review the current body of literature in regard to the use of singing as both a physiological and a psychological therapy for respiratory disease and assess the role the singing teacher might play in this treatment. Study Design: This is a literature review, discussion of results and directions for further research. Method: Multiple databases were searched using keywords such as "respiratory," "physiotherapy," and "pulmonary" in conjunction with "singing." Studies that met selection criteria were summarized and analyzed. Results: Seventeen studies pertaining to multiple conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, cancer, Parkinson disease, quadriplegia, and multiple sclerosis were analyzed. All studies reported trends of positive physical and/or quality of life outcomes after a series of singing lessons, regardless of statistical significance. Several noted improvements in maximum expiratory pressure and overall breathing technique. Many studies included open-ended interviews revealing participants' perception of singing as an effective therapy that was fun, improved mood, taught breathing and breath control, was a good exercise for the lungs, and had improved physical functioning. Conclusions: Singing can be used as an adjunctive treatment for respiratory disease, with the best results occurring after long-term study. Group lessons and a strong teacher relationship feed the need for social interaction and support, which can facilitate treatment compliance. Further research is warranted. © 2016 The Voice Foundation.
Emeka E.J.,Ambrose University |
Oluwatoyin A.E.,University of Lagos |
Adekunle O.I.,University of Lagos |
Ignis I.O.,Ambrose University
Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the hypoglycaemic properties and preliminary phytochemical screening of Uveria chamae. The hypoglycaemic properties of U. chamae was assessed on normoglycaemic rat that received single dose of the extract at 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight and blood glucose levels estimated at 2, 4, and 6 hours (single dose study). The hypoglycaemic property of the extract was also evaluated in normoglycemic rats by oral glucose tolerance test. Phytochemical screening of the extract for the presence of secondary metabolites was performed with standard methods. The extract showed a significant (p<0.05) reduction in blood glucose levels at 2 hours and 6 hours compared to control. The oral glucose tolerance test result also showed a significant decrease (p<0.05) in blood glucose levels. The study showed that the extract, U. chamae has hypoglycaemic properties which may be accounted for by the presence of the phytochemicals. © 2015 Bangladesh Pharmacological Society.
News Article | November 3, 2016
With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Victoria E. Dulisse, RN, BN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Victoria is a Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially geriatric nursing, palliative care, and long term care. Victoria is currently serving patients at Whisperwood Villa in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Victoria received her Bachelor degree in Nursing with a focus on Critical Care Nursing in 1996 from the University of Manitoba. She previously acquired a Diploma of Music in Piano at Ambrose University in 1990. Victoria is an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and attributes her success to her love of being a nurse, and her passion. When she is not assisting patients, Victoria enjoys reading, outdoor activities, gardening, and working with a professional fitness trainer. Learn more about Victoria here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133730/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
Oyedepo S.O.,Covenant University |
Fagbenle R.O.,Obafemi Awolowo University |
Adefila S.S.,Covenant University |
Adavbiele S.A.,Ambrose University
Energy Conversion and Management | Year: 2014
In this study, performance evaluation and economic analysis (in terms of power outage cost due to system downtime) of a gas turbine power plant in Nigeria have been carried out for the period 2001-2010. The thermal power station consists of nine gas turbine units with total capacity of 301 MW (9 × 31.5 MW). The study reveals that 64.3% of the installed capacity was available in the period. The percentage of shortfall of energy generated in the period ranged from 4.18% to 14.53% as against the acceptable value of 5-10%. The load factor of the plant is between 20.8% and 78.2% as against international best practice of 80%. The average availability of the plant for the period was about 64% as against industry best practice of 95%, while the average use factor was about 92%. The capacity factor of the plant ranged from 20.8% to 78.23% while the utilization factor ranged from 85.47% to 95.82%. For the ten years under review, there was energy generation loss of about 35.7% of expected energy generation of 26.411 TW h with consequent plant performance of 64.3%. The study further reveals that the 35.7% of generation loss resulted in revenue loss of about M$251 (approximately b40). The simple performance indicator developed to evaluate the performance indices and outage cost for the station can also be applicable to other power stations in Nigeria and elsewhere. Measures to improve the performance indices of the plant have been suggested such as training of operation and maintenance (O & M) personnel regularly, improvement in O & M practices, proper spare parts inventory and improvement in general housekeeping of the plant. From technical point of view, performance of the plant can be improved by retrofitting with a gas turbine air inlet cooling system, heat recovery system or adding modifications (inter-cooling or regeneration) to the simple gas turbine units. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Gayle Roberts, P.E., President and CEO of Stanley Consultants, has been elected to a two-year term as Vice Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Stanley Consultants provides engineering, environmental, and construction services worldwide. The ACEC is a large federation of 51 state and regional councils representing America's engineering industry. The organization is composed of more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country who are engaged in engineering. Roberts has been an active member of the ACEC and its Iowa organization for many years. She is a graduate of ACEC’s Senior Executives Institute. She has been active on its Design Professionals Coalition and currently serves on its Executive Committee. She serves as National Director for ACEC/Iowa and has held numerous leadership positions in the state organization including president. “We very much look forward to having Gayle Roberts serve on our Executive Committee,” said David A Raymond, President and CEO of ACEC. “Her leadership of Stanley Consultants and many other contributions to our industry over the years were recognized by the ACEC Board of Directors in elevating her to the Executive Committee position. She represents the highest level of professionalism, integrity and vision.” With 35 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Roberts is well suited for the post. She joined Stanley Consultants in 1981 and held positions including Business Leader, Project Manager, Resident Engineer, Industrial Market Leader and Business Development Manager. In 2007, she was elected the fifth president in the company's history. She is a licensed professional engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University. About Stanley Consultants: Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm that provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve clients in the energy, water, transportation and Federal markets. Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 110 countries. For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit http://www.stanleyconsultants.com.
Iyamu O.A.,Ambrose University
Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition | Year: 2014
In addition to hypertension, salt inclusion in the diet especially after cooking, has been link with several cardiovascular system diseases and metabolic syndrome. This study was therefore, undertaken to investigate the effect of salt inclusion in the diet and its restriction (reversal effect) on body weight, pulse rate, blood glucose and lipid profile of Wistar rat. The study was conducted on 18 Wistar rats grouped into A, B and C. Group A served as the control and received control diet (100 g feed) for six weeks. On the other hand, group B received test diet (92 g feed+8 g salt) for six weeks. However, group C (reversal effect group) received test diet for the 1st three weeks and then was on control diet for t h e next three weeks. Brior to, three weeks into and at t h e end of t he study, body weight, pulse rate and blood glucose were determined using standard procedures while lipid profile was determined at the end of the study. The results showed that salt has a reducing effect on mean body weight and good lipid-cholesterol but an increasing effect on pulse rate, blood glucose and bad lipid-cholesterol. Based on these findings, dietary salt has a harmful effect on body weight, blood pressure and glucose level. © 2014 Asian Network for Scientific Information.
Ambrose University | Date: 2012-06-12
Clothing, namely, sweaters, polo shirts, t-shirts, and jackets. Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the college level; organizing college and university sporting exhibitions and events; providing recreational sporting activities.
Adult clothing, namely, turtlenecks, flannel pants, capris pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, boots, shirts, hats, and shorts; childrens clothing, namely, hooded jackets and pullovers, cloth bibs, rompers, t-shirts, and pants. Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the college level; organizing college and university sporting exhibitions and events; entertainment services, namely, providing recreational sporting activities in a university environment.
Ambrose University | Date: 2011-06-07
Adult clothing, namely, hats, t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, shirts, pants, jackets; childrens clothing, namely, cloth bibs. Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the college level; organizing college and university sporting exhibitions and events; entertainment services, namely, providing recreational sporting activities in a university environment.
Ambrose University | Date: 2011-06-07
Adult clothing, namely, polos, hooded jackets, sweatshirts, skirts and jerseys. Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the college level; organizing college and university sporting exhibitions and events; entertainment services, namely, providing recreational sporting activities in a university environment.