Dr. Mary Nandili: A Voice and Vision for Nursing Leadership

By Dr. Mary Nandili, Director of nursing services ; The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Mary Nandili is director of nursing services at Kenya's Ministry of Health and is responsible for the leadership and governance of nursing services in the country. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt for IntraHealth International.May 12, 2021Dr. Mary Nandili is the director of nursing services at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the highest-level nurse in the country. IntraHealth collaborates with Dr. Nandili and the Ministry of Health to deliver on its mandate to increase the graduating health workforce and improve the management of health workforce, including nurses. She sat down with us to talk about nurse leadership in Kenya and how she draws on her own experience to tackle challenges nurses face.This piece is part of our special content series,Nurse Leadership: In Their Own Words.She became a nurse at her father’s urging.When I grew up, that was the time parents could ask their children to take a certain profession. I remember my father telling me, " I want you to be a nurse so that you take care of the family when they are sick. Be kind to the people you serve, and also make sure that you're empathetic.” Later, I learned that I'm too sympathetic--when a patient is extremely sick or almost at the point of dying, I shed tears. Now, I'm proud that I've risen through the ranks to this level. I'm also proud that, globally, I've fitted quite well. I'...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: International Nurses Day Source Type: news

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Int J Mol Med. 2021 Nov;48(5):203. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2021.5036. Epub 2021 Sep 22.ABSTRACTCalpains are a family of Ca2+‑dependent cysteine proteases that participate in various cellular processes. Calpain 3 (CAPN3) is a classical calpain with unique N‑terminus and insertion sequence 1 and 2 domains that confer characteristics such as rapid autolysis, Ca2+‑independent activation and Na+ activation of the protease. CAPN3 is the only muscle‑specific calpain that has important roles in the promotion of calcium release from skeletal muscle fibers, calcium uptake of sarcoplasmic reticulum, muscle formation and muscle remo...
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In this study, we constructed a mouse HIBI model and analyzed the protective effect of 6-Gingerol on HIBI by using behavioral tests, histological staining, qPCR and western blot. Here, we found that 6-Gingerol treatment could alleviate HIBI and improve short-term reflex performance, which is closely related to cell death and neuroinflammation. Additionally, 6-Gingerol reduced neuronal apoptosis, pro-inflammatory factor release, as well as microglial activation. Furthermore, 6-Gingerol significantly improved motor disability, which is associated with white matter damage. Thus, our results showed that 6-Gingerol could reduce...
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Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2021 Sep 21. doi: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0089. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe sympathetic chain serves to distribute visceral efferents and afferents over the entire body. The sympathetic chain courses from the base of the skull to the coccyx and sends branches to distribute along spinal nerves and a number of visceral nerves that distribute to cardiac muscle, smooth muscle and glands. During dissection of the posterior abdominal wall, we identified a rare variation of the sympathetic chain. In this subject, the sympathetic chain failed to send gray rami to the L2-4 spinal nerves and terminated by joini...
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Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Sep 21:aqab137. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqab137. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) requires emergent treatment while definitive laboratory results are pending. Following the death of a patient whose diagnosis was delayed, we sought to improve our institution's workflow by using the EPIDEM (Exploration, Promotion, Implementation, Documentation, Evaluation, Modification) quality improvement model.METHODS: APL is confirmed by identifying translocation t(15;17)(q24;q21) PML-RARA by using either molecular or cytogenetic methods on peripheral blood or bone marrow specim...
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