Published at:Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014, 9:15 doi:10.1186/1745-6673-9-15
Radiographers report many unexplained work related symptoms attributed to \"darkroom disease symptoms\" such as headache, skin rash, mouth sores, blurred vision, palpitation, and chemical taste. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of occupationally-related darkroom disease symptoms among male radiographers in the West Bank hospitals.
A cross sectional study was conducted on a non-random purposive sample of male radiographers (study group) and nurses (control group) using a previously validated and standardized questionnaire.
We were able to recruit 330 radiographers and 242 nurses. Data analysis showed that the majority of both groups aged between (36-43) years. Furthermore, the differences in the reported prevalence of symptoms among radiographers showed a statistically significant higher percentage for each reported symptom compared to nurses (P-values <0.001). In multivariate linear regression, staying more than
Published at:ASIAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY
The prevalence and the species of Eimeria oocysts in 180 fecal samples of immature and
adult domestic Awassi sheep were screened in 16 farms in four provinces northern
Palestine, the overall incidence of the all types of coccidian oocysts was 68.75%. The
prevalence of the oocysts in was significantly higher (p<0.05) in farms in Tubas (mean
100%) compared to Jenin (mean 75%), Nablus (mean 50%) and Tulkarem (mean 50%).
The prevalence of the oocysts was significantly higher (p<0.05) in immature sheep (less
than one year) with mean of 60% compared to adult sheep (more than a year) with mean
of 40%. Eight species of Eimeria were indentified, they (and their prevalence) were E.
Crandalis (18.88%), E. Parva (14.44%), E. Intricata (12.77%), E. Ovina (10%), E.
Ahsata (8.88%), E. Ovinoidalis (8.33%), E. Pallida (7.22%) and E. Faurei )%6666(, a
single infection was not observed, all of the infected sheep had mixed infections with two
to five species.
Published at:BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:85 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-85
Conservative methods for weight loss are usually disappointing. Therefore, surgeries such as Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) should be considered. We aimed to evaluate the outcomes (body mass index; BMI) of LSG among obesity patients in the Northern West Bank.
Hospital records were reviewed for all patients who had undergone LSG since 2010 in Arab specialized hospital in Nablus and Palestinian Red Crescent society hospital in Tulkarem. Then, patients have been invited again to participate in the study and asked to self-report further pre-/post-operative measures. The primary study outcome was the change in BMI while secondary outcomes included obesity associated co-morbidities’ measures; hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus (DM).
The mean age (standard deviation; SD) of the study participants (n = 30; 20 women and 10 men) was 34.06 (10.71) years. The mean (SD) follow-up time was 7.16 (5.05) months. The mean
Published at:Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Volume 23, Issue 1, 2014.
The Practice Placement in Palestine Project is the result of collaborative efforts aimed at offering students from Lillehammer University College in Norway practical training in Palestinian refugee camps. The project brought the two cultures into close contact through which an exchange of ideas, cultural values, and educational and social experiences took place. This contact aids in offering students educational opportunities that qualify them in their field of study and better their understanding of Arabic and Islamic culture. This article offers explicit description of the project\'s vision, components, theoretical frames, procedures, successes, and obstacles. The project is unique in its proposals, results, and prospects.
Published at:Walailak J Sci &amp;amp;amp; Tech
The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-T. gondii in goats raised on farms in the Jenin and Tulkarm districts in the north of Palestine. The investigation was conducted on 14 herds comprising of 280 goats. Blood samples were collected via the jugular veins of 151 goats during the period from January to December 2011. The indirect ELISA test was used for the detection of anti-T. gondii antibodies. Results showed that an anti-T.gondii IgG antibody was detected in 13.4 % of the samples. The presence of the anti-T. gondii antibody was influenced by the location of the goat herds. The highest incidence was in Jenin district (17.44 %) while it was 7.69 % in Tulkarm district. These results indicated the possible contamination of meat and milk of the goats with this parasite, which in turn negatively affects human health.
Published at:International Journal of Computational Mathematics,Vol.24, Issue No. 3, 2014
The main purpose of this paper is the numerical solution of the one-dimensional linear Fredholm integral equation of the second kind by the collocation and the Nystroem methods using the Lagrange basis functions for piecewise linear interpolation. Some effective algorithms implementing these methods using Matlab software have been constructed. The numerical results of test examples are also included to verify the performance of the proposed algorithms.
Published at:المؤتمر الدولي الثاني لتقنيات المعلومات والاتصالات في التعليم والتدريب الحمامات - تونس 4 – 5– 6 نوفمبر 2013
تستعرض الدراسة الحالية تقديم إحدى التوجهات الحديثة في التعليم العالي والمتمثلة في المقررات الجماعية العامة المباشرة (MOOCs) وجدوى توظيفها في مؤسسات التعليم العالي في ضوء جودة التعليم وحرية الاستخدام. فتتناول ضرورة تفعيل دور التكنولوجيا في رفع مستوى جودة التعليم العالي والحاجة الملحة لذلك نظراً للتغيرات المجتمعية الحالية. وتستعرض الأسس النظرية التي اعتمدتها هذه المقررات وانعكاساتها على جودة التعليم العالي. وقد أبرزت الدراسة الحالية الجوانب المتعلقة بالملكية الفكرية لهذه المقررات بالنسبة لكل من المعلم والمتعلم والمؤسسة التعليمية. وأخيرا تناولت جدوى ت
هدف البحث الحالي الى التعرف إلى مؤشرات المنظومة المطورة لتربية المواطنة الفاعلة من منظور حقوقي، ومن ثم التعرف إلى مدى توافر مؤشرات هذه المنظومة المطورة لتربية المواطنة الفاعلة من منظور حقوقي عالمي في موضوعات عناوين دروس مباحث تربية المواطنة في المرحلة الأساسية في الأقطار الأربعة، والتوصل في ضوئها الى تصور مقترح لدرس قائم على هذه المنظومة، وقد استخدم المنهج الوصفي في مراجعة وتحليل الأدبيات المتصلة بمتغيرات البحث وإجراء الدراسة التحليلية لمناهج التربية المدنية في الاردن وفلسطين ولبنان وسوريا للعام الدراسي 2012-2013 (موضوعات عناوين دروس مباحث تربية