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Proceedings of the Nutrition Society ; 81(OCE2):E66, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1915234

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Background/Objectives: Sea grapes (Caulerpa racemosa) are rich in macro-micronutrients, such as protein, minerals, folic acid, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), vitamin A, vitamin B1, and fiber.(1) Kombucha tea is a synbiotic fermented beverage that has many health benefits which fermentation process increases antioxidant levels in food products.(2) This study aims to evaluate the benefits of sea grapes kombucha tea, which include the amounts of vitamin C and its effect on Liver-Superoxide dismutase (SOD) serum in mice fed on cholesterol- and fat-enriched diet (CFED). Methods: The Kombucha tea in this study used the formulation of the previous study.(3) Vitamin C amounts were tested using the Titration-Iodometry method. Furthermore, 40 albino male (Mus musculus) mice weighing between 20-30 g were divided into four groups of ten each;group A as normal control (standard dry pellet diet), group B were fed CFED only, and C and D were fed CFED which given 150 and 300 mg/kgBW sea grapes kombucha tea (p.o.) for 4 weeks. This protocol has been registered at https://preclinicaltrials.eu (International Register of Preclinical Trials Protocols) PCTE0000258 and approved by the Ethics Committee RSUP Prof. Dr. RD. Kandou 100/EC/ KEPK-KANDOU/VI/2021. Statistical analysis in this study used The One-Way Anova SPSS 26.0. Results: Ascorbic acid amounts in this study kombucha tea was 1.45 ± 3.82 mg.mL-1. There was a significant difference in SOD levels between groups (p < 0.0001). SOD levels in group A, B, C, and D respectively 16.90 ± 2.82 U/mL;8.79 ± 0.67 U/mL;63.75 ± 4.55 U/mL and 80.27 ± 4.13 U/mL. Dosage of 300 mg/kgBW has significantly increased SOD activity (p < 0.0001) compared to 150 mg/kgBW. Discussion / Conclusion: The sea grapes kombucha tea has the potential to be a ready-to-drink beverage to meet daily vitamin C needs and increase SOD-Liver (Intracellular antioxidant). This study showed in line with previous study that consumption of ascorbic acid significantly increased the SOD activity in type-2 diabetes patients.(4) SOD plays a very important role as a defense against oxidative stress in the body.(5) Sea grapes kombucha tea has the potential to be an anti-inflammatory functional food and as a good immunomodulatory agent, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) ; 114:e131-e132, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1705910

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Keywords: Utilised;Integrated;Challenging Purpose: First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) are being rolled out across the UK to help patients see the right person at the right time, first time. We have worked with all of our Primary Care Networks (PCNs), 8 in total, supplying 18 FCPs to deliver a Five day a week service. This service was provided by an NHS physio department. This was rolled out during COVID-19 pandemic and the team were successfully able to support patients at the start of their journey in GP practices while supporting an increasing workload for GPs. Our aim was to provide highly skilled professionals at the start of the patient journey. We have agreed specific KPI's, such as number of investigations performed, referral onwards to physio or secondary care to monitor performance. Should we then focus on the other aims which were to improve communication and liaison with GPs, to improve pathways for patients, to tailor services to local communities. Methods: We have used quantitative data collection for specific KPIs which includes monitoring waiting times, DNA rates, referral for investigation, diagnosis and a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach for patient feedback. A QI forum was set up for administrative staff and GPs within the PCNs to feedback alongside the FCPs themselves. Results: We have been able to demonstrate that the service is highly used across the vast majority of PCNs, 88% of referrals into the service are appropriate in-line with the ideals of a FCP service, onward requests to radiology are low, 1% for MRI and 4% for X-ray, and waiting times are low, 5 days but are increasing as the service grows in popularity. There have been some challenges with certain GP surgeries not engaging in the service, for example space to house the FCP service, being able to request imaging under the individual FCP name or even a pooled list, variability in demand leading to different waiting times. Conclusion(s): The service so far has delivered against all KPIs. However, the overall time required in setting up the FCP service properly, ensuring appropriate governance and support is in place for staff cannot be underestimated. The quality of training and support is reflected in the low referral for diagnostics and the satisfaction of patients within this particular service. GP engagement has been variable, with some fully embracing the role and being mentors to FCPs, whilst others do not wish to have the service and therefore do not utilize it. Longer term funding for permanent substantive roles will be critical in preventing loss of trained staff. Impact: The roll out has the impact to transform our current pathway, as FCPs can support the patient at the start of their journey. Our clinicians work in primary and secondary care therefore can develop their skills across both areas, while developing the teams around them. This also strengthens existing links with our primary care colleagues, improving referral quality, patient experience and outcomes. Funding acknowledgements: Not funded.

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27th Annual Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2021 ; 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1513715

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Tools are commonly utilized by distributed agile software development teams to support communication and collaboration. However, few studies have systematically unpacked the affordances of such tools. Moreover, with the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, teams are faced with new dynamics and challenges that are not addressed by traditional remote work literature. Building on affordance theory, this study explores how teams can actualize tools affordances to support communication and collaboration during COVID-19 remote work. The chosen method is an in-depth case study of a distributed agile software development team, with data being collected using semi-structured interviews. The paper outlines 25 perceived affordances which were exploited from the various features of 10 tools. These affordances were actualized by the teams, resulting in 4 outcomes: Fostering of Engagement, Streamlined Communication, Enhanced Virtual Meetings and Increased Shared Understanding. The outcomes supported communication and collaboration during COVID-19 remote work. © AMCIS 2021.

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ; 61(SUPPL 1):97, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1263798

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Introduction: Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, our maternity service developed and implemented a new antenatal care schedule integrating telehealth across all models of pregnancy care. Given limited evidence to inform this clinical initiative we evaluated the safety of telehealth in antenatal care. Methods: We undertook a population-based cohort study using interrupted time series analysis to evaluate the impact of telehealth integration into antenatal care from 23rd March 2020. Allowing a one-month implementation period, we compared the first three months of telehealth integrated care (20th April to 2nd August 2020) to previously delivered conventional care (1st January 2018 to 22nd March 2020). Main pregnancy outcomes measured were detection and outcomes of fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as stillbirth. Results: The outcomes of 2,977 births during the telehealth integrated period were compared to 20,031 births prior to its implementation. Following telehealth integration, 10,928 of the 20,517 (53.3%) antenatal consultations provided were delivered via telehealth. No significant change during integrated compared to conventional care periods in the rate of fetal growth restriction <3rd centile (2.9% vs 2.6%), stillbirth (1% vs 1%), or pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia (4.2% vs 3.9%) or gestational diabetes (23.6% vs 22.9%) was seen. A reduction in preterm birth among women in high-risk models (ITS-0.71 (-1.4 to-0.036);p = 0.04), but no change in other outcome measures were observed for low or high-risk care models. Discussion: Telehealth integrated into antenatal care was able to reduce in-person consultations by 50% without compromising pregnancy outcomes.

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One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches ; 2(440), 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-864084

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The second edition of this book contains 32 chapters divided into 4 main sections that discuss the theoretical foundations of One Health;methods, skills and perspectives for the practice of One Health;the application of One Health in infectious and non-infectious diseases and governance and capacity building, all of which are related to the global issues of the prevention and control of animal, plant and human diseases in the wake of drug resistance by pathogens, biodiversity loss, natural disasters, climate change and the recent COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

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