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    Utilization of Scientific Publication Media to Improve the Quality of Scientific Work

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    The publication of scientific work is an absolute thing that must be owned and produced by academics at this time. Moreover, when referring to the Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN RB) Regulation No. 17 of 2013 and the Minister of Education and Culture Regulation No. 92 of 2004 which states that the increase in the academic level of lecturers requires publication of accredited national scientific journals and journals Internationally reputable in their field. In addition to being very important for the performance of lecturers, the publication of scientific papers has become a government regulation through the Director General of Higher Education, which requires S1, S2 and S3 students to make a summary of scientific work published both online and in print as one of the graduation requirements. Seeing this, Raharja College has participated in providing publication media for scientific works, especially in online forms, one of which is iLearning Journal Center (iJC). Until now iLearning Journal Center has overseen 5 (five) journals in it with different scope of research. However, the problems that occur at this time are still a lack of the general public to know especially in the Higher Education environment regarding the iLearning Journal Center (iJC) as a publication media for online scientific work. In this study will be discussed about the steps or methods taken to maximize the use of iLearning Journal Center (iJC) as an online journal publication media to improve the quality and quantity of scientific works. This study uses SWOT analysis method and system design using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the applications used in this study by applying the Open Journal System (OJS) which is known as management software and publishing online journals. The results of this study are a governance or management that can be done as a step to maximize the increase of publication of online scientific works for the academic community. Keywords: iLearning Journal Center (iJC), Scientific Work Publication, Journal Online, Open Journal System (OJS

    Utilization of Mungbean's Green House Fodder and Silage in the Ration for Lactating Dairy Cows

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    Green house fodder (GHF) is high quality forage that is produced by hydroponic vertical farming system in green house in short time. Silage is also high quality feed that is available all year rounds. The research aimed to evaluate productivity and nutritive value of mungbean's GHF and its supplementation effect with and without silages based ration on dairy cow performances. The research was divided into two experiments. The first experiment studied the seed density (A1= 1.5 kg/m2; A2= 2.5 kg/m2; A3= 3.5 kg/m2) in bioslurry:ABmix 25:75 media as nutrient solution and used randomized block design. The second experiment studied mungbean's GHF supplementation that used twelve lactating dairy cows with 2 x 2 randomized factorial block design 2 x 2. Factor 1 compared silages utilization (S0= without silages; S1= silages) and factor 2 tested mungbean's GHF supplementation level (G0= 0% DM; G1= 5% DM). The results showed that A1 produced the highest biomass conversion (5.27). GHF had high digestibility and fermentability indicated that GHF had potential as dairy feed. Supplementation of GHF increased nutrient intake. Silage is a high quality feed, so that GHF supplementation did not give significant effects on nutrient digestibility and milk production. It can be concluded that the low seed density (1.5 kg/m2) had high productivity and nutrition quality, and its supplementation increased nutrient intake, but did not affect nutrient digestibility and milk production

    Factors Influencing Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening Services in Kenya: the Case of Nyeri County

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    Globally, cervical cancer continues to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity among women with developing countries accounting for more than 86% of the deaths from the disease. In Kenya, cervical cancer ranks as the second most frequent cancer among women: regrettably, with 80% of the cases presented during the late stages of the disease when the scope of successful treatment is limited. An opportunity to prevent occurrence of cervical cancer exists through cervical cancer screening for early detection and treatment of precancerous lesions before these develop to cancer. However, only a negligible proportion of women benefit from cervical cancer screening services in developing countries, including Kenya. The purpose of this descriptive survey study was to determine the factors influencing utilization of cervical cancer screening services; and focused on the women seeking maternal and family planning services at Central Provincial General Hospital, Kenya. The study established that, as in most developing countries, utilization of cervical cancer screening services was low, regardless of the women's education level, autonomy in decision making and even good family support. The low level of awareness on the need for screening services and the long waiting time at the clinic for those seeking the services were identified as the two key issues that negatively influenced the utilization of the screening services, It is therefore recommended that the Ministry of Health and other agencies, including individuals of good will, collaborate in designing and implementing awareness campaigns through the media and other appropriate avenues, including one-to-one encounters, targeting both men and women in the communities. It is also recommended that the male partners support their women in accessing this vital life-saving service

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    How Well Do All Patient Refined–Diagnosis-Related Groups Explain Costs of Pediatric Cancer Chemotherapy Admissions in the United States?

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    Purpose: State-based Medicaid programs have begun using All Patient Refined–Diagnosis-Related Groups (APR-DRGs) to determine hospital reimbursement rates. Medicaid provides coverage for 45% of childhood cancer admissions. This study aimed to examine how well APR-DRGs reflect admission costs for childhood cancer chemotherapy to inform clinicians, hospitals, and policymakers in the wake of policy changes.Methods: We identified 25,613 chemotherapy admissions in the 2009 Kids’ Inpatient Database. To determine how well APR-DRGs explain costs, we applied a hierarchic linear regression model of hospital costs, allowing for a variety of patient, hospital, and geographic confounders.Results: APR-DRGs proved to be the most important predictors of admission costs (P <.001), with costs increasing by DRG severity code. Diagnosis, age, and hospital characteristics also predicted costs above and beyond those explained by APR-DRGs. Compared with admissions for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, costs of admissions for patients with acute myelomonocytic leukemia were 82% higher; non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 20% higher; Hodgkin lymphoma, 25% lower; and CNS tumors, 27% lower. Admissions for children who were 10 years of age or older cost 26% to 35% more than admissions for infants. Admissions to children’s hospitals cost 46% more than admissions to other hospital types.Conclusion: APR-DRGs developed for adults are applicable to childhood cancer chemotherapy but should be refined to account for cancer diagnosis and patient age. Possible policy and clinical management changes merit further study to address factors not captured by APR-DRGs


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    This study was conducted to determine the relationship of the intensity on school wifi utilization on learning performance, the relationship between interest on school wifi utilization with learning performance and the relationship between the intensity and interest on the wifi school facilities utilization on learning performance. This study was a corelational research and using quantitative research methodology. The population were the X, XI, and XII class in the Academic Year of 2011/2012 in SMA N 1 Jetis Bantul totaling of 576 students, divided into 18 classes, which were than sampled of 93 students according to Suharsimi Arikunto and using purposive sampling technique. The test instrument was conducted on 30 respondents in the study population beyond the sample. Methods for collecting data were using questionnaires and documentation. Questionnaire method was using to collect the variable data for interests on wifi school facilities utilization. While the documentation a method was using to collect the variable data for intensity on wifi school utilization and the value of students’ learning performance data. The techniques of data analysis was product moment correlation and multiple regression analysis. The criteria for rejection and acceptance of hypothesis test was using a significance level of 5%. The results showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between the intensity of wifi school facilities utilization with students’ learning performance on ICT subjects, it mean that the higher intensity on wifi school facilities utilization, the higher students’ learning performance. There was a positive and significant relationship between the interest of wifi school facilities utilization with the students’ learning performance on ICT subjects, it mean that the higher interest of wifi school facilities utilization, the higher students’ learning performance. There was a positive and significant relationship between the intensity and interest of wifi school facilities utilization with the students’ learning performance on ICT subjects. It could be seen from the determinant coefficient of R2 for 0327. This might imply that the intensity and interest in the use of wifi facilities contribute to the students’ success on ICT subjects of 32% while the remaining was explained by other factors. Keywords: The intensity of wifi school facilities utilization, the interest of wifi school facilities utilization and the learning performance of ICT subject

    Nutrient utilization with and without recycling within farming systems

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    Nutrient balances are used as a measure of nutrient utilization. It is, however, difficult to compare the nutrient utilization between farms, especially if their production systems are different. New analytical tools and methods of interpreting nutrient utilization based on nutrient balances are introduced

    Ethnic Identity and Land Utilization: a Case Study in Riau, Indonesia

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    This article looks at the economic and social position of first- and second- generationtransmigrants of Javanese origin in the northwestern part of the Province of Riau,Sumatra, in the aftermath of the 1997/98 monetary crisis. The article is based on thefindings of a study undertaken by the author in 2001 in the context of the InternationalLabour Organization's InFocus Programme on Socio-Economic Security called‘Indonesia: Improving Security After the Crises'. Data were collected in two villagesin a transmigration settlement near Pasir Pangarayan, Riau, where several thousandtransmigrant families had been resettled during the 1980s
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