Jeremiah Z.A.,Niger Delta University |
Jeremiah T.A.,Ministry of Environment |
Emelike F.O.,Ambrose University
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases | Year: 2010
Background & objectives: There is paucity of information on the association between Plasmodium falciparum malaria and some human genetic markers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Hence, a study was undertaken in children to assess the current level of subclinical malaria due to P. falciparum. Methods: Blood groups ABO and Rhesus factor, haemoglobin electrophoretic pattern, G-6-PD deficiency status and malaria were determined among 240 apparently healthy children in a crosssectional descriptive study using standard procedures. Results: The prevalence of P. falciparum malaria in this region was high (27.5%). Blood group O (51.3%) dominated the study population, followed by B (23.8%), A (21.3%), and AB (3.8%). Rhesus D positive accounted for 91.3% while Rh D negative was 8.7%. Sickle-cell trait (HbAS) prevalence was 12.5% while HbAA accounted for 87.5%. In all, 5.42% of the children were G-6-PD deficient while 94.58% had normal G-6-PD status. Chi-square analysis revealed that only blood group O and Rh D negative had a significant association with P. falciparum malaria (χ2= 4.3636, p <0.05 and χ2 = 5.760, p <0.02 respectively). No significant association was found to exist between P. falciparum malaria and other genetic markers. Conclusion: This study has provided the current prevalence rates of some genetic markers in a malaria endemic region of Niger Delta, Nigeria. Of all the genetic markers tested, only Blood group O and Rh D negative had significant and positive associations with P. falciparum infection.
Idonije B.O.,Ambrose University |
Festus O.,Ambrose University |
Oluba O.M.,Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Research Journal of Medical Sciences | Year: 2011
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by some specific complications including diabetic nephropathy. Plasma creatinine and urea are useful clinical tools in assessing renal function, despite some limitations. In the present study, plasma glucose, creatinine and urea concentrations were determined in type 2 diabetic patients attending Irrua Specialist Hospital, Ekpoma, Edo state, Nigeria. About 80 (35 males and 45 females) diabetic patients aged between 30-70 years serving as tests and 50 (30 males and 20 females) age apparently healthy individuals of similar age bracket serving as controls were used for the study. © Medwell Journals, 2011.
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
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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.