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Jul 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Assessing the Feasibility of Using a Multi-Modal Simulation Approach to Prepare Nurse Practitioners in Primary Health Care

Eric Staples, Joanna Pierazzo
Simulation based learning in nursing education provides learners with opportunities to practice real-life experiences. Enhancing the education of nurse practitioners (NPs) with simulation based teaching and learning strategies has not been well investigated. There is limited evidence related to learning outcomes and the use of high fidelity simulation or standardized patients. In an Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (
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Jul 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Development, Characterization and Acceptance of Fruit-Bread Biomass Green Brownie

Iris Lengruber de Almeida, Marcia Barreto da Silva Feijó, Paulo Sérgio Marcellini, Juliana Mérida Pientznauer, Jéssica Borges Oliveira
Objective: This study aimed to develop and characterize a green breadfruit biomass brownie. Methods: We developed a brownie made with green breadfruit biomass to the detriment of traditional ingredients: flour and butter. We analyzed five replications on the chemical composition (moisture volatile at 105℃; ashes by calcination; ether extract Soxhlet; protein by the semi-micro Kjeldahl method; starch by Lane-Eynon method) as method
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Jul 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Survival and Growth of Mangrove Tree Seedlings in Different Types of Substrate on the Ajuruteua Peninsula on the Amazon Coast of Brazil

Rejane Silva Costa, Erneida Coelho de Araujo, Elaine Cristina Lopes de Aguiar, Marcus Emanuel Barroncas Fernandes, Rogerio Figueiredo Daher
The present study investigated the growth and survival of seedlings of Rhizophora, Avicennia, and Laguncularia raised in three different substrates: mangrove soil, latosol, and sand. The study was based on an entirely random
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Jul 21, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Information Finding Practices of Knowledge Workers in the Field of Business and Economics

Abdus Sattar Chaudhry
It is important for knowledge workers in the business sector to have access to information on companies, countries, investment opportunities, and projects. Survey of information finding practices of professionals in Kuwaiti companies showed that use of web sites, internal reports, and consulting with colleagues were preferred approaches for finding work related information. Business professionals also frequently used organizationa
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Jul 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

LPC for Signal Analysis in Cellular Network Coverage

Koffi Agbeblewu Dotche, Francois Sekyere, Walter M. Banuenumah
This paper introduces a novelty method of using a Linear Prediction Coefficient (LPC) filter, a digital signal processing (DSP) tool to get accurate signal measurement in noisy mobile environment. By measuring the received power of a mobile radio, it also measures the coverage of an area served by several base stations. For results’ validation, the mobile received power at user end of two Code Division Multiple Acccess-2000 (CDMA2
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Jul 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Entrance Region of Circular Pipes Revisited

Frederick J. Young
The laminar flow in the entrance region of pipes having a circular cross section is investigated by the use of finite element solutions to the full Navier-Stokes equations in cylindrical coordinates. Because these solutions cover the complete three-dimensional geometry the usual development length is no longer a very interesting parameter as explained herein. The velocities and pressures are determined throughout the pipe and pres
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Jul 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Indoor Environmental Quality in a Public Library in Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

Guilherme C. do Nascimento, Wiclef D. Marra Júnior, Fernanda S. Peiter
The temperature, relative humidity, noise, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter (PM10) in a public library in Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil, were monitored between May and September 2013. The building is naturally ventilated through tilted windows and doors. The PM10 concentrations in August and September were the highest when rainfall was
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Jul 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Andrographis peniculata: Capabilities against Free Radicals, Lipid Peroxidation, Hepatotoxicity, and Nephrotoxicity

Godwin O. Adejo, Joseph M. Gnimintakpa, Olufunsho D. Olowoniyi, Paulinus Obinna Matthew
This work was about Andrographis peniculata (Burm. F). Ab initio, the LD50 test showed non-toxicity at the highest administered dose of 5000 mg/kg in rats. Male albino Wistar
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Jul 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Urbanization on the Hydrological Cycle of Migina Catchment, Rwanda

Olivier Clement Gatwaza, Xin Cao, Mukete Beckline
In this study, we carry out an assessment of the impact of urbanization on Butare, southern Rwanda and evaluate its effect on the hydrological process at the Migina catchment. We used data from the meteorological stations of the Migina catchment, land-use maps of the region (obtained in 1974 and 2010) and GIS technology in order to analyse hydrological fluctuations in Migina catchment and the expansion of Butare town. We observed
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Jul 14, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Chaos Anti-Synchronization between Chen System and Genesio System

Xianyong Wu, Hao Wu, Zhengrong Yan, Yuehua Huang
In this paper, anti-synchronization of two different chaotic systems is investigated. On the basis of Lyapunov theory, adaptive control scheme is proposed when system parameters are unknown or uncertain; sufficient conditions for the stability of the error dynamics are derived, where the controllers are designed by using the sum of the state variables in chaotic systems. Numerical simulations are performed for the Chen system and
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Jul 13, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Relations between Man and the Environment through the Analysis of the Symbolism of the Herbs and Trees in Caribbean Literature

Chali Jean-Georges
The question of representations of the forest world, trees and plants in the Caribbean literature is important in the understanding of the relationship between man and nature. This work deals with the study of literary texts which highlight this human-nature interaction serving as the writer’s base to establish the legitimacy of the literary discourse. It anchors this dialogue in reality and knowledge of the world which translates
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Jul 13, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Diffusion of Renewable Energy Policy Innovations in Ghana

Leslie Mawuli Aglanu
The capacities of countries to cope with the challenges presented by global environmental changes vary considerably. The increasing international relations between countries are however bridging the gap with information transfer. Nevertheless, this trend is also seen as a hindrance to national sovereignty and has hence created a need to find a new framework to describe and act on the international arena. Diffusion, a processes whi
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Jul 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Chemical Constituents from the Seeds of Amorpha fruticosa and Their Chemotaxonomic Significance

Xin Wu, Hongbo Liao, Kefeng Wu, Liao Cui
Seventeen compounds, including six rotenoids (1-6), seven isoflavones (7-13), one stilbene (14) and three benzoic acid derivatives (15-17) were isolated from the seeds of Amorpha fruticosa. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods and by comparison of their reported spectral data. Among them, compound 4 was firstly purified as a natural product,
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Jul 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Risk Management Practices towards Developments of Sport and Recreational Activities in Malaysia

Jaffry Zakaria, Mohd Taib Harun, Norlena Salamuddin, Md. Amin Md. Taff
Sports and recreation activities are always exposed to various safety issues before, during and after activities. Positive practices could avoid the occurrence of accidents that caused injuries to the participants. Risk management practices are the most important element in the organization or management of sports and recreation activities. This element is significant in increasing the wellbeing of a society where a safe and healt
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Jul 11, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Report of Mollicutes in the Ear Canal of Domestic Dogs in Brazil

Sandra Batista dos Santos, Maina de Souza Almeida, Luana Thamires Raposo da Silva, Junior Mario Baltazar de Oliveira, Carlos Adriano de Santana Leal, Jose Wilton Pinheiro Junior, Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
Several microorganisms as bacteria, fungi, yeast and ectoparasites compose canine ear canal microbiota. These agents can be native or invasive pathogens that cause clinical otitis. The aim of this study was to associate Mollicutes in external ear canal with clinical otitis. 41 domestic dogs were examined, and a total of 82 otologic samples were collected using sterile swabs, placed in a plastic storage tube containing 2 milliliter
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Jul 11, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Comparative Study on Nigerian Wild and Edible Beans in Reversing Incidence of Colon Cancer in Albino Rats

O. A. Awoyinka, A. Ileola, C. N. Imeoria, A. E. Omonisi, F. C. Oladele, M. F. Asaolu
This work is an investigation of the curative effects of some edible and wild type beans on colonic inflammation induced by Dextran Sulphate Sodium (DSS) in wister albino rats. Macroscopic examination performed on the colon after seven-day exposure of the animals to both DSS and bean sample revealed a high incidence of colonic inflammation in rats fed with ma
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Jul 08, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Parenting Stress of Children with Autistic Disorder

Hythiem Mohammad Al-Oran, Ahmad Yahya AL-Sagarat
Parents of children with autistic disorder experience a unique form of stress that varies significantly according to socio-cultural contexts. This review aims to investigate the stress levels of parents with children with autistic disorder and identify variables that predict parenting stress. A search of CINAHL, Springer, Pub Med, and EBSCO databases between the years 2001-2015 was conducted using the following keywords: parent st
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Jul 08, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Oneness of Knowledge in Islamic Philosophy

Hassan Ajami
Oneness of knowledge played a basic role in shaping many Islamic philosophical theories. It led many Muslim philosophers to aim at unifying different traditions of knowledge, paving the way for the development of their unique philosophical accounts. Only through unifying diverse traditions of knowledge and philosophy can one account for the oneness of knowledge, which states that the seemingly competing disciplines of research and
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Jul 04, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Allelopathic Activity of Clover Species on Hairy Beggarticks’s Seeds

Douglas Junior Bertoncelli, Sergio Miguel Mazaro, Pedro Valerio Dutra de Moraes, Jean Carlo Possenti, Adriano Lewandowski, Nean Locatelli Dalacosta, Guilherme Augusto Cito Alves, Gustavo Henrique Freiria, Felipe Favoretto Furlan
The objective was to evaluate the allelopathic potential of clover in different extracts concentrations and obtained in different ways from hairy beggarticks’s seeds germination and plantlets initial development. It was evaluated in 3 × 3 × 5 factorial scheme, where, extracts obtained by infusion, maceration, and alcoholic from white clover, red clover, and arrowleaf clover, in four concentrations (2.5%; 5.0%; 7.5% and 10%) and wi
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Jun 30, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Political Economy of the Publishing Industry in Nigeria

Lambert A. Ihebuzor, Noel A. Ihebuzor
This paper explores the political economy of book publishing in Nigeria. It looks at practices in the book publishing industry and at the various forces that influence the decisions made by the established Nigerian Book Publishers to accept or reject a manuscript for publication. It argues that the drivers for most of these decisions are largely socio-economic and political and that unless checked, these drivers could distort the
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Jun 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Differences of Characteristic, Management, Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes among Early and Late Onset Preeclampsia

Aryani Aziz, Johanes C. Mose
Objectives: Preeclampsia (PE) is still a problem in the field of obstetrics. This is due to the unclear etiology, morbidity and mortality are still high. Currently, there has been a change in the definition and understanding of Preeclampsiaa, Early Onset Preeclampsiaa (EOPE) and Late Onset Preeclampsiaa (LOPE). EOPE is a disorder accompanied by severe complications for both the mother and the perinatal due to placental factors, while LOPE is a disorder that is characterized by a mild complicatio...


Jun 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Applying the DRC (Domestic Resource Cost) Index to Evaluate the Competitive Advantage of Dak Lak Coffee

Hoang Tuan Minh, Doan Thi Nhu Trang, Jiancheng Chen
In the past few years, the volatility of the world price market and the intrinsic weaknesses of production coupled with skepticism from experts as well as households had effects of coffee production [1], that’s why the purpose of the article is to use index DRC (Domestic Resource Cost) to confirm the effectiveness of the coffee plantations in Dak Lak, through DRC index we not only assess competitive advantage of the coffee over ot
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Jun 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Using Histoplasmin and Coccidioidin Skin Tests and an Agar Gel Immunodiffusion for Animals in Argentina

Dra Nora Guida
The overall objective of this study was to apply different diagnostic methods that demonstrate the presence of infection or diseases, specifically Histoplasmosis and Coccidioidomycosis, in domestic animals as a contribution to the understanding of mycology in animal health, clinical practice and epidemiology. Sera were studied and skin tests were performed in pigs, horses, dogs and cattle in endemic areas of Argentina as a means o
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Jun 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Log-Concavity of Centered Polygonal Figurate Number Sequences

Fekadu Tolessa Gedefa
This paper investigates the log-concavity of the centered m-gonal figurate number sequences. The author proves that for m≥3, the sequence {Cn(m)}
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Jun 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Peripheral Lymphadenopathy: A Descriptive Study from a Tertiary Care Centre in Lubumbashi (D.R.C)

Christian Kakisingi, Olivier Mukuku, Michel Manika, Marc Kashal, Veronique Kyabu, Eric Kasamba, Beya Tshikuluila, Claude Mwamba
Introduction: The causes of superficial lymphadenopathy are diverse and their prognosis is often unknown. The diagnosis of superficial lymphadenopathy remains a challenge because, alone, its clinical picture doesn’t allow differentiating between an infectious disease and a non-transmissible disease. The aim of this study is to describe epidemiological, clinical and pathologic aspects of superficial lymphadenopathy observed in the
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Jun 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Influence of School Farm on Teaching of Agricultural Science in Senior Secondary Schools in Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State

Michael Onwumere, Melody N. Modebelu, Isiwu Edward Chukwuka

This work examined the influence of school farm on the teaching of Agricultural Science in senior secondary schools in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. The study utilized a descriptive survey research design with random sampling techniques. The twelve public senior secondary schools in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State were purposively selected and used for the study. There was no sampling carried out for the study because of the small popul

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Jun 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Magnitude and Factors Associated with Self-Medication Practices among University Students: The Case of Arsi University, College of Health Science, Asella, Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Survey Based Study

Shimelis Adugna Bekele, Mesele Damte Argaw, Alemayehu Worku Yalew
Background: Self-medication is the selection and use of medicines by individuals to treat self- recognized illnesses or symptoms without any medical supervision. It resulted in wastage of resources, increases in resistance of pathogens, and causes health hazards such as adverse drug reactions, prolonged suffering and drug dependence. Despite this fact, studies on the subject matter indicated that health science students continued
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Jun 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Evaluation of Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain from the Perspective of Eco-Translatology—Degree of Holistic Adaptation and Selection

Dong Ren
The earliest study of eco-translatology started in 2001 when Professor Hu Gengshen from Tsinghua University was inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution and he introduced the concept “natural selection” into translation study. Hu proposed the approach of “translation as adaptation and selection”, which is the fundamental theory of eco-translatology. Hu defines translation as “a selection activity of the translator’s adaptation to
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Jun 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Study on the Subjectivity of Students in English Teaching

Yanqing Ge
In modern educational fields, the quality education is put more weight, which aims to reduce the heavy homework burden of students and enhance the quality of students and the mass of education. Some theories, such as the constructivism learning theory and cognition education, are put forward and used fully. In the reform, the Dulangkou Middle School has created a unique teaching mode. The impact of the mode is very extensive, and
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Jun 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Application of Microlecture in College English Teaching Process in China

Yang Song
Since the year 1978 English has begun to be a compulsory course in most Chinese University; over the past several decades the teaching method of English courses was basically dependent on the traditional lecture form. As the rapid development of information technology, traditional Chinese English teaching mode has lost the attraction for young learners. Therefore, an innovative change is desired in English teaching area in Chinese
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Jun 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Optimization of College English Acquisition on the Basis of Mind-Map and Meta-Cognitive Learning Strategies

Miao Huang
In modern society, both science and technology are developing at an unprecedented rate, which need more talents. The key of talent training includes, on the one hand, professional knowledge and skills and on the other hand, the ability of thinking and autonomic learning. As an effective tool of thinking, mind-map can develop human potential and the students’ thinking ability greatly. Mind-map is made up of lines, symbols, text, co
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Jun 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Language Learning Strategies Based on the Educational Concept of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Zhaojun Chen
As the requirement of the educational concept of innovation and entrepreneurship, it is necessary to develop the students’ learning ability that is vital for students not only at school but also afterwards. In college English teaching, language learning strategies are beneficial for successfully learning. Many famous researches have given a definition and classifications of learning strategies, where exist some similarities and di
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Jun 23, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Proofs of the Density Theorem and Fatou’s Radial Limit Theorem Using the Poisson Integral

John Marafino
Using only the Poisson integral and elementary convergence theorems, we prove the well-known Density theorem and Fatou’s radial limit theorem.


Jun 23, 2016Open    AccessArticle

An Accurate Five Off-Step Points Implicit Block Method for Direct Solution of Fourth Order Differential Equations

Monday Kolawole Duromola
In this article, my focus is the derivation, analysis and implementation of a new modified one-step implicit hybrid block method with five off-step points. The derived method is to solve directly initial value problems of fourth order ordinary differential equations. The approach for the derivation of the method is to interpolate the approximate power series solution to the problem and to coll
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Jun 23, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Perceived Effect of Boko-Haram Insurgency on Means of Accessing Cowpea from North-East Nigeria to Bodija Market, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

O. J. Aluko, B. Osikabor, A. A. Adejumo, S. Sumade
Boko Harma insurgency has drastically affected the supply and distribution of agricultural produce especially Cowpea from the Northeast Nigeria to the markets in southern part of Nigeria due to unwillingness of traders to embark on journey to the troubled zone for fear of attack from the insurgency. This study investigated the perceived effect of boko harma on available means of getting the stock from the trouble zone to the Bod
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Jun 21, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Effect of Sample Size on the Control Limits of Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Distance Square Scheme

Athambawa Mohamed Razmy
In the series of quality monitoring schemes with exponentially weighted moving average, the exponentially weighted moving average distance square scheme was introduced for joint monitoring of process mean and variance. This scheme claims that it has a special feature that the control limits of the scheme are independent of sample size and therefore it gives more freedom to the users. However, this claim was not studied in detail.
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Jun 21, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Acupuncture Practices and Brain Waves

Mehmet Tugrul Cabioglu
Acupuncture is the most frequently used treatment method among the complementary medicine practices. Acupuncture practices mainly affect the somatic and autonomic nervous systems in the nervous system. It is important to understand the mechanism of action of acupuncture practices especially in the central nervous system. Electroencephalography (EEG) is one of the best techniques to explain the effects of acupuncture on the central
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Jun 20, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Structural Differences in Some Psychological Characteristics between Young Men and Women

Dragan Popovic, Ankica Hosek, Evagelia Boli, Milos Popovic, Vladimir Savic, Jasna Popovic
The aim of this study is to investigate whether there are structural differences between psychological spaces of men and women under the simplest possible model of analysis of these differences, i.e. based on comparing configurations of vectors of cognitive and conative functions. On a sample of 2664 participants (1332 males and 1332 females) aged 18 years who w
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Jun 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

A Possible Mechanism of DNA to DNA Transcription in Eukaryotic Cells: Endonuclease Dependent Transcript Cutout

Gao-De Li
We previously proposed the existence of DNA to DNA transcription in eukaryotic cells, but the mechanism by which single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) transcript is produced and released from the genome remains unknown. We once speculated that the mechanism of DNA to DNA transcription might be similar to that of DNA to RNA transcription, but now we propose that endonuclease dependent transcript cutout may be a possible mechanism of DNA to D
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Jun 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Design and Off-Design Performance Evaluation of Heat Exchanger in an Offshore Process Configuration

Sidum Adumene, Thaddeus C. Nwaoha, Garrick P. Ombor, Joshua T. Abam
This research evaluates the thermal performance of an industrial heat exchanger for process in the offshore industry. Steady state monitoring and performance data were collected from 3-E-401 heat exchanger in an offshore environment. Design and off-design evaluation was carried out using capacity ratio, effectiveness, Log Mean Temperature Difference (LMTD), heat duty, and overall heat transfer coefficient as performance indicators
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Jun 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Anaheim Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Production on Substrates under Greenhouse Conditions

Diego Nafarrate-Ramos, Bardo Heleodoro Sanchez-Soto, Fidel Nunez-Ramirez, Gabriel Antonio Lugo-Garcia, Víctor Ramon Sarabia-Perea, Salomon Buelna-Tarin
The use of substrates in the vegetable production has benefits because they are involved in the availability of moisture and nutrient and they have a better handling. By this in the present study has been evaluated the production of Anaheim pepper variety Azteca F1, farmed in regional substrates like sand (Substrate A), sandy clay soil (Substrate B), and a composite substrate (Substrate C: 40% sand, 40% sandy clay, 20% compost). T
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Jun 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Role of Trp-p8 Combined with PSADTZ Determinated in the Early Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Xinsheng Zhang, Ying Zhang, Panxing Wu, Shuijiao Liu, Jianyu Zhou
Objective: To study the expression of Transient receptor potential p8 (Trp-p8) in prostate tissues of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in “grey district” with different PSA density of transition zone (PSADTZ) interval and explore the role of Trp-p8 and PSADTZ determinated in the early diagnosis on prostate cancer. Methods: Immunohistochemical and RT-PCR were applied to determinate Trp- p8 in the prostate cancer and benign prostatic
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Jun 16, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Application of a “United Scoring Method” to Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in the Critically Surgical State

Kaimin Wang, Hao Li, Zhiqiang Li, Ning Zhang, Zhe Quan
Introduction: To investigate a more reasonable treatment strategy for traumatic brain injury in the critical surgery state and increase the clinical therapeutic effects. Methods: Fifty-nine patients with traumatic brain injury in the critical operation state were randomly divided into an experimental group (n = 31) and a control group (
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Jun 16, 2016Open    AccessArticle

BRICS Dream: BRICS in International Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts

Arodh Lal Karn, Rakshha Kumari Karn
Almost most of the states are concerned about the potential spillover of insecurity from U.S. ambitious dream to remain super power and control over worlds resources, potentially leading to regional destabilization, with negative consequences for the region, including the potential impact of militant activities, the spread of radical Islamist ideas, increased drug trafficking and refugee crises. Despite these common fears, policie
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Jun 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Immunization Status, Coverage and Determinants among under 5-Year-Old Children in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Chukwuma B. Duru, Anthony C. Iwu, Kenechi A. Uwakwe, Kevin C. Diwe, Irene A. Merenu, Chima A. Emerole, Chioma A. Adaeze, Chinwe U. Onyekuru, Obinna Ihunnia
Background: Immunization coverage in different parts of the country varies widely despite efforts to improve the services. The immunization status of children is dependent on the dynamics of vaccination uptake which is complex and involves the interplay of different associated factors. Aim: To determine the immunization coverage, status and the determinants in under 5-year-old children in Owerri municipal, Imo State. Methods: The
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Jun 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Proximate Analysis, Protein and Starch Digestibility, Specific Volume, and Sensory Evaluation of (Gluten-Free) Tin Bread

Mohammed Abdel Rahman Hussain Ahmed, Abdelmoneim Ibrahim Mustafa, Hayat Abdel Rahman Hussan, Ahmed Elawad Elfaki
The increasing demand for gluten free product had forwarded the design of numerous gluten free bakery product which intended to mimic the quality characteristics of wheat bakery products. The objective of this study was to formulate bakery products such as tin breads from decorticated sorghum and maize flour supplemented with improvers (chickpea 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% and others), and to determine its quality attribute like proximat
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Jun 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Effect of Acupuncture Stimulation of GV 20 Point on Electroencephalogram

Mehmet Tugrul Cabioglu, Munire Kilinc Toprak, Derya Yilmaz, Cagri Cabioglu
Objective: This single-blind, randomized study aimed to evaluate effects of acupuncture stimulation at the GV 20 point on the electroencephalogram (EEG). Methods: Data was collected from 17 volunteers, aged 18 - 25 years old. EEG recordings were obtained before and after verum acupuncture and after a one-week interval EEG recording was also obtained before and after sham acupuncture. Spectral analysis of the EEG data was compared
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Jun 14, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes and Determinants among Patients Treated in Hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria

Chukwuma B. Duru, Kenechi A. Uwakwe, Chinomnso C. Nnebue, Kelvin C. Diwe, Irene A. Merenu, Chima O. Emerole, Chinedu A. Iwu, Chioma A. Duru

Introduction: Tuberculosis is a highly feared disease, known for centuries to affect, debilitate, impoverish large sections of the population and continues to ravage the world and especially the developing world. TB is curable and its effective treatment has shown a significant effect on the control of the disease. Methodology: This was a retrospective hospital based study carried out on records of 1025 TB cases, treated from 2009-2012 cohorts. A structured profo

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Jun 13, 2016Open    AccessArticle

An Extended Newtonian Theory for Gravitational Bound Systems

Barbaro Quintero-Leyva
A physical fundament was derived to support the empirical correction to the balance between the force given by Newton 2nd law and Newton gravitation introduced previously by the author to account for the perihelion precession of Mercury. An equation was obtained that coincided in sign and magnitude with the Einstein perihelion shift when the 3rd law of Kepler was used to express the orbital period in term of the semi-major axis and the same level of accuracy was demanded. O...


Jun 13, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Applications of Nanotechnology in Reconstructive Surgery

Timothy Varghese
The objective of this review was to critically present and evaluate recent investigations into nanotechnology and it’s applications in reconstructive surgery. In addition, this review aims to looks at a plethora of applications with nanotechnology in the subject area of reconstructive surgery. The Medline and PubMed databases were searched for clinical trial and case report publications dealing with reconstructive surgeries involv
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