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The University of Manila is a private university in the heart of Sampaloc District in Manila, Philippines. It was founded on October 5, 1913, by Apolinario G. de los Santos, Mariano V. de los Santos, Maria de los Santos, Buenaventura J. Bello and Manuel Montilla. The first three were brothers. They named their school Instituto de Manila, after the city of Manila and Apolinario G. de los Santos was elected as the first director of the school.Its Vision and Mission Statements read: VISION--The University of Manila strives to strengthen its resolve and commitment to academic excellence by competing with other schools, locally and internationally, using modern technology in education. MISSION --The University of Manila aims to teach love of country, love of science, and love of virtue and to make the life for others better, brighter, lighter, and more livable. Wikipedia.

Zeng D.,China University of Mining and Technology | Chen D.,University of Manila
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering | Year: 2013

This paper puts forward a scientific industrial design method-oriented user experience (UE). Combined with investigation and UE relative theory, this thesis considers industrial design knowledge composed of five layers such as strategy, value, structure, framework, and representation. This hierarchical relationship is a mechanism of top-down decision from concepts to details. Due to delivery of knowledge among layers, the system of knowledge nodes is built. Through knowledge input and output in each node, the resolution of industrial design gradually becomes clear. With the study of practical application, the hierarchical knowledge mechanism-oriented UE efficiently comprehends and reuses valuable information and easily finds out product innovation gap. © 2013 Springer-Verlag. Source

Objectives. This study aims to determine the effect of nutrition education and counseling training on complementary feeding, on the knowledge and counseling practices of pediatric residents and on the knowledge and feeding practices of caregivers. Methods. Twenty (20) pediatric residents and 60 caregiver-infant pairs were purposively selected from the outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital. The pediatric residents attended a six-hour nutrition education and counseling training on complementary feeding, which serves as the intervention. A pre-test and post-test interview schedule was used to obtain nutrition knowledge and self-reported counseling practices of residents, and nutrition knowledge and feeding practices of caregivers. Nutrition counseling sessions of the residents were video-taped and evaluated. Paired t-test was used to compare pre-test end post-test scores of residents and caregivers before and after the residents' training. Results. Among the residents, statistically significant increases were observed in (a) knowledge scores, 4.7 points (95% Cl 3.28-6.12) (p=0.0000), (b) self-reported practice on complementary feeding, 4.05 points (95% Cl 0.6 - 7.5) (p = 0.0238), and (c) counseling skills, 1.85 points (95% Cl 1.06 - 2.64) (p= 0.0001). The caregivers' knowledge scores increased significantly by 1.15 points (95% Cl 0.76 - 1.54) (p=0.0000), while the self-reported practice score on complementary feeding decreased by 0.25 points (95% Cl 1.63 - 1.13) (p = 0.71) although this was not statistically significant. Conclusions. Nutrition education and counseling training on complementary feeding among pediatric residents significantly improved their personal knowledge and counseling practices as well as the knowledge of caregivers. The caregivers' feeding practices remained the same from baseline to two weeks after the consultation. Recommendations. An experimental design and longer time for follow-up among caregiver is recommended to control confounders and document the stages of behavior change in feeding practices, respectively. Source

Muslim M.,University of Manila | Koesmaryono Y.,Bogor Agricultural University
Jurnal Teknologi | Year: 2016

Modification of surface and urban morphological changes, resulting in disruption of thermodynamic and dynamics properties in sub lowest layer of atmosphere, lead air temperature in downtown area higher than suburban. Study aims to analyze components of energy balance dense area of Jakarta using single-layer urban canopy model. H flux in solid area was dominant at noon. LE flux from dense area was very low Maximum intensity nocturnal heat island in dense areas was 2.5 °C. Higher value of h/w, S↓ received by wall and road decreases, causing H flux emitted by surface weakened. Instead L↑ emission trapped increases. The most dominant component that controls the balance of radiation and energy dense area are S↓ radiation, and H emission. Roof and road most active to respond heat during the day, and wall at night. Energy received or emitted by roof and road are greater than wall, due to shadowing effect. Surface temperature of urban areas is strongly influenced by local buildings configuration. Walls surfaces are less active emiting H at night for the h/w increasingly large. H emission from road surface decreases with increasing h/w. Increasing breadth of walls surfaces causing L↓ trapped in the canyon becomes higher, thus canyon temperatures remain high. © 2016 Penerbit UTM Press. All rights reserved. Source

Javate R.M.,Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Section | Pamintuan F.G.,University of Manila | Cruz R.T.,Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Section
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Year: 2010

Purpose: To describe a new endoscopic procedure to restore the passage of tears in an obstructed lacrimal drainage system and to compare its efficacy with the standard external dacryocystorhinostomy (SE-DCR). Methods: Patients with complete and partial primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) were randomly allocated to 2 treatment groups using completely randomized design. The first group was treated using endoscopic lacrimal duct recanalization (ELDR), while the second group was treated using SE-DCR. Follow-up was conducted for at least 6 months and evaluated for anatomical and functional patency. Complications were also noted for both groups. Results: A total of 86 patients underwent ELDR, 60 of whom had complete PANDO, while 26 patients had partial PANDO. Eighty patients underwent SE-DCR; 58 had complete PANDO, and 22 had partial PANDO. The combined success rate in terms of anatomical patency for ELDR was 93.02% (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.88-98) compared with 93.75% (95% CI, 0.87-90) for SE-DCR (p = 0.85). Meanwhile, the combined success rate (functional patency) for ELDR is 84.88% (95% CI, 0.77-93) versus 90.00% (95% CI, 0.83-97) for SE-DCR (p = 0.32). Conclusions: ELDR using microendoscope is as efficacious as SE-DCR, without its associated major complications. © 2010 The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. Source

Mak K.-K.,University of Hong Kong | Lai C.-M.,Chinese University of Hong Kong | Watanabe H.,Osaka University | Kim D.-I.,Seoul National University | And 6 more authors.
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking | Year: 2014

Internet addiction has become a serious behavioral health problem in Asia. However, there are no up-to-date country comparisons. The Asian Adolescent Risk Behavior Survey (AARBS) screens and compares the prevalence of Internet behaviors and addiction in adolescents in six Asian countries. A total of 5,366 adolescents aged 12-18 years were recruited from six Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Participants completed a structured questionnaire on their Internet use in the 2012-2013 school year. Internet addiction was assessed using the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Revised Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R). The variations in Internet behaviors and addiction across countries were examined. The overall prevalence of smartphone ownership is 62%, ranging from 41% in China to 84% in South Korea. Moreover, participation in online gaming ranges from 11% in China to 39% in Japan. Hong Kong has the highest number of adolescents reporting daily or above Internet use (68%). Internet addiction is highest in the Philippines, according to both the IAT (5%) and the CIAS-R (21%). Internet addictive behavior is common among adolescents in Asian countries. Problematic Internet use is prevalent and characterized by risky cyberbehaviors. © 2014 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Source

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