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Aug 25, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Reform of an Experimental Course of Chemical Engineering Based on Project-Based Teaching Method

Jun Wang, Zijun Song, Quanliang Li
Project-based teaching method is a practical object-oriented teaching model, which demands to achieve the intended purpose of designed teaching objectives within a stipulated time. Compared to the traditional teaching process, it especially emphasizes a student-centered and self-learning process under teacher’s organization. The more important point is that it cultivates college students’ sense of engineering application, and expa
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Aug 24, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Complexities of Women Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

Millar Katherine Kaunza-Nu-Dem, Babatunde Tijani, David Millar, Anafo Humphrey
Land issues have the potential to, and actually do generate a lot of conflicts and controversies in rural communities. In Northern Ghana, certain dilemmas, animated controversies, and conflicts about land rights, the resolution of which sometimes leads relatively innocuous compromise later manifest in several negative ramifications. For women in particular, the above negativities associated with land are even more pronounce and mo
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Aug 23, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Proof of Hilbert’s Seventh Problem about Transcendence of e+π

Jiaming Zhu
We prove that eπ is a transcendental number. We use proof by contradiction. The key to solve the problem is to establish a function that doesn’t satisfy the relational expression that we derive, thereby produce a conflicting result which can verify our assumption is incorrect.


Aug 22, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Hand Hygiene in Haemodialysis Units

Ayman Karkar
Healthcare-associated infections are a major risk to patient safety. Infection is the first cause of hospitalisation and the second most common cause of mortality among haemodialysis (HD) patients. HD patients, as well as the dialysis staff, are vulnerable to contracting healthcare-associated infections due to frequent and prolonged exposures to many possible contaminants in the dialysis environment. The extracorporeal nature of t
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

On Quantitative Approach to Parametric Identifiability of Dual HIV-Parasitoid Infectivity Model

Bassey E. Bassey, Lebedev K. Andreyevich
In this present paper, we proposed and formulated a quantitative approach to parametric identifiability of dual HIV-parasitoid-pathogen infectivity in a novel 5-dimensional algebraic identifiability HIV dynamic model, as against popular 3-dimensional HIV/AIDS models. In this study, ordinary differential equations were explored with analysis conducted via two improved developed techniques—the method of higher-order derivatives (MHO
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Emerging Markets and the Pacific Alliance

Luis F. Copertari
Humanity faces today several challenges, from environmental deterioration to consumerism and a demand from the economy to sustain exponential growth over the long term. A new middle class in emerging markets in Latin America and Asia is gaining purchasing power. The issue of exponential growth is explored as to whether or not it is really sustainable based on a computational experiment. Also, the very idea of money is scrutinized.
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Fresh-Keeping Contract Model of Farmer-Supermarket Direct-Purchase

Zilong Song
Based on "Farmer-Supermarket Direct-Purchase" as the research background, with farmer, supermarket, logistics company as the main body of research, this paper combines with the thoughts of contract theory, introduces the concept of fresh-keeping contract of agricultural products. Then, using game theory to analyze whether to sign the fresh-keeping contract between the supermarket and farmer, supermarket and logistics company. The
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Geometric Fractional Brownian Motion Perturbed by Fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process and Application on KLCI Option Pricing

Mohammed Alhagyan, Masnita Misiran, Zurni Omar
This paper presents an enhanced model of geometric fractional Brownian motion where its volatility is assumed to be stochastic volatility model that obeys fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. The method of estimation for all parameters (α, β, m, μ, H1, and H2) in this model is derived. We calculated the value of European call option using the estimates based on the methods of
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

A New Dolabrane Dinorditerpene from Ceriops tagal

Xin Wu, Hongbo Liao, Hongyu Lu, Chaohua Zhang
A new dolabrane dinorditerpene, tagalsine X(1), was isolated from the leaves of Ceriops tagal, along with five known analogues (2-6). Their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic data or comparison with the literatural data. Their cytotoxic activities against four human carcinoma cell lines (CNE-2, HCT-116, HepG2and A549) were also evaluated,
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Contact Dilemma: The Malady of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Troops

William Oluoch Ligawa, Odhiambo Elijah Onyango Standslause, Mohamed Hussein Rahoy
The collapse of Somali Government in the early 1990s left the state in the hands of predatory war lords who wrecked the country into havoc. The country has remained in a state of violent conflict for nearly over two decades. Intervention of United Nations Operations in Somalia failed to meet its objectives leaving the vulnerable population at the mercy of warlords when it finally withdrew its troops from the war torn nation. Despi
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Aug 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Risk Factors for Mortality of Newborn at Kolwezi Hospital

Kabamba Nzaji Michel, Mindje Kolomba Bertin, Kalonji Tshibwabwa Deddy, Kilolo Ngoy Umba Elie, Kwete Botshiabo Jack, Yowa Malemba Yvette, Kabwe Matanda Pascal, Nday Mwadiavita Charles, Oscar Luboya Numbi
The WHO estimates that about 130 million children born each year worldwide, and about 4 million die during the neonatal period. Neonatal mortality remains until now a major public health problem in the world and is the socio-economic indicators of progress and health of a country by its frequency. This study aimed to identify risk factors of neonatal mortality through maternal and new-born characteristics susceptible to influence
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Aug 18, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Interpreting the Book of Revelation and Its Apocalyptic Implications for the 21st Century African Pentecostal Churches

Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo
Revelation is unique as it combines three distinctive literary types: apocalypse, revelation and a letter. The apocalyptic writings are viewed as revealing heavenly secrets focusing on God’s judgment of the wicked and his deliverance of the righteous. The book as a prophecy is a revelation from God that invites a response of trust and obedience though presented in the form of a letter from John to those Churches in
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Aug 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Genoautotomy (Genome 'Self-Injury') in Eukaryotic Cells: A Cellular Defence Response to Genotoxic Stress

Gao-De Li
This paper proposes that eukaryotic cells, under severe genotoxic stress, can commit genoautotomy (genome “self-injury”) that involves cutting and releasing single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) fragments from double-stranded DNA and leaving ssDNA gaps in the genome. The ssDNA gaps could be easily and precisely repaired later. The released ssDNA fragments may play some role in the regulation of cell cycle progression. Taken together, genoau
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Aug 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Heavy Metal Content of Abattoir Waste and Municipal Sludge in Soil and Water along Jakara River in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria

Ahmad R. Sanda, Idris Ahmad, Calvin Alvin Gaye
Pollution of general environment has increasingly gathered a global interest in this respect; contamination of agricultural soils with heavy metals has always been considered a critical challenge in scientific community. Heavy metals are generally present in agricultural soils at low levels. Due to their cumulative behavior and toxicity, however, they have a potential hazardous effect not only on crop plants but also on human heal
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Aug 16, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Tips for Teaching the “Service Design Thinking” to Students of Higher Education Institutions

Ivan Traina, Antonio Fracasso
This paper sheds light on an experience realized in the framework of a workshop addressed to students of Higher Education Institutions having the topic as Service Design Thinking. It reports some advice for teaching this new concept based on some elements raised and those deserve to be shared with the growing community of professionals interested in this topic. The manuscript focuses mainly on practical aspects to t
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Aug 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Measurement of D-Dimer Levels in Hyperthyroidism Patients

Hazar Abdalmutalib Mohmed, Nasr Eldeen Ali Mohammed
Background: Haemostaticab normalities were associated with hyper thyrodism patients. This study aimed to assess the D-dimer levels which indicate the hypercoagulable state in Sudanese patients with hyper thyrodism. Material and Methods: A descriptive analytical case study was conducted in faculty of medical laboratory science, Alneelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. A total of 80 participants were selected for this study, 40 of the
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Aug 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Plants Foraged by Apis mellifera adansonii Latreille in Southern Chad

Delphine Dongock Nguemo, Pierre Marie Mapongmetsem, Mahamat Abdoulaye
Melliferous plants of Chad are less known despite their diversity. The main objective of this study was to better assess the diversity of these plants. This work was carried out in the rainy of 2014 in the region of Guera. Direct observations of bees foraging during seasonal field trips were carried competed by interview of a total of 300 volunteers’ beekeepers using a semi-structured questionnaire. A total of 52 melliferous plant
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Aug 15, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors Training on the Delivery of Malaria, Diarrhoea, and Family Planning Services in Nigeria

Chukwunonso Iheoma, Babajide Daini, Suliatu Lawal, Mukhtar Ijaiya, Wole Fajemisin

This study aimed to investigate the impact of PPMV training on their expertise to deliver quality healthcare services to the Nigerian public. The participants were trained on counseling and dispensing of family planning products diarrhea, and malaria products. The study adopted a multistage sampling method and selected a random sample of 1133 PPMVs trained by SFH between 2011 and 2014 who were interviewed between May and June 2015. Data were analyzed using descri

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Aug 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Qualitative and Quantitative Study on the Suppository of Penyankang

Linli Xia, Xiehe Wang, Congying Wang, Ying Song
Objective: To establish the quality standard for Penyankang Suppository. Method: Thin Layer Identification (TLC) was used for the qualitative identification of Caulis Sargentodoxae, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Rhizoma Corydalis and Rhizom Sparganii. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to determine the contents of salvianolic acid B and tetrahydropalmatine. Results: Thin Layer Identification (TLC) spots were cle
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Aug 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Anesthetic Management of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Resection with Carotid Invasion in a Pediatric Patient

Julia Reich Camasmie, Michele Cristianini, Rafael Moura, Claudia Biasi, Carlos Darcy Bersot
The nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is an aggressive, vascular tumor that may represent a challenge for the anesthesiologist by the risk of profuse bleeding. We report the case of a 13 years old, 52 kg, ASA1, who was scheduled for the resection of an angiofibroma invading facial sinuses and internal carotid artery, and submitted to external carotid and internal maxillary arteries embolization one day before surgery. Mallampati 2, prev
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Aug 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Prepuce in Italian Art—Evidence from Von Gloeden’s Photographs

Guy Cox
It is well known that the portrayal of the male organ in classical art was subject to strict conventions and was not realistic. To what extent did this tradition carry over to the Italian Renaissance? Jewish Old and New Testament figures were not shown as circumcised, but was this a concession to classical convention or a portrayal of the actual, uncircumcised models? The photographs of Wilhelm von Gloeden, taken between 1890 and
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Aug 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Construction and Analysis of the Immune Effects of a Streptococcus agalactiae Surface Protein ScpB Vaccine Encapsulated with Polylactic-Co-Glycolic Acid (PLGA)

Xiaoli Ke, Qingyong Li, Xiaotian Li, Zhigang Liu, Maixin Lu, Hong Yang
In order to find an effective immune preparation to control tilapia streptococcus disease, the Streptococcus agalactiae surface protein serine protease C5a peptidase (ScpB) was cloned and the recombinant protein was encapsulated in poly (lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres, which wer
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Aug 10, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Stillbirth in Nigeria: Rates and Risk Factors Based on 2013 Nigeria DHS

Tukur Dahiru, Alhaji A. Aliyu
Introduction: Stillbirth remains a public health problem with an estimate of 2.6 million stillbirths in 2015 of which 98% occurred in low- and middle-income countries and over three-quarters of these occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and south Asia. Further, only ten countries carry the burden of over 65% of total stillbirths in the world including Nigeria in the second position. The objective of this analysis is to e
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Aug 10, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Progressing Yet Unsettled: Study on Chinese College English Policies from 1980

Guijun Zhang
English teaching and learning in Chinese higher education are unique in that it is guided by Chinese Ministry of Education. The paper first elaborates the main features and differences of official College English teaching syllabuses (1980, 1985/1986, 1999) and requirements (2004/2007) for non-English undergraduates issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education after the economic reform and openi
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Aug 10, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Effect of Heat on Nutrition of Solanum tuberosum

M. A. Rashid, Md. Iqbal Hussain, M. Saifullah, M. A. Habib, M. A. Sattar
Various nutritional values are more influenced by cooking than others. This study compared the effects of microwave heating with conventional cooking method of fresh Potato (Solanum tuberosum). The moisture and ash content in raw potato were 76.60% and 0.40%, respectively. After conventional cooking moisture and ash content were 78.00% and 0.50%, respectively an
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Aug 10, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Introduction on Fu Xing Jue: Passages from Tang Ye Jing

Hui Zhang
Secrets for Auxiliary Cultivation Life: The Essential Method of Using Herbal Medicine for the Differential Treatment of the Five Zang Organs (Fu Xing Jue Wu Zang Yong Yao Fa Yao) abbr. Fu Xing Jue
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Aug 08, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Greek Mythology in 18th-to-19th English Romantic Poetry

Yujie Su
In the 18th and 19th century of English literature, there were two generations of English Romantic poetry in Britain, who have produced great influences on the literature world. Those romantic poets were inspired more or less by the French Revolution, and advocated to the people to pursue beauty and inner freedom in nature or art. The
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Aug 05, 2016Open    AccessArticle

EU Coordination Weaknesses: Transaction Costs

Jan-Erik Lane
Both the Euroland and the EURO projects face increasing scepticism from several member states as well as nationalist movements. The call for economic reforms augmenting flexibility and work zest in EU member states meets resistance, as it poses threats to the specific European welfare state. T
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Aug 04, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Reflection of Space-Time in Ancient Cultural Heritage of Urals

Alina Paranina
Based on the example of Shigir idols, the article reviews the possibility of using the ancient sacred objects as tools for orientation in space-time (according to dating of C-14, the age of the Grand Shigir Idol is 11,000 years). Author’s reconstructions of solar navigation technology are justified by: paleo-astronomic and metrological calculations; reflection of curve of shadow of the gnomon during the year in the proportions of
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Aug 04, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Gravitational Lensing of Spiral Vortex Solar Radiation by Venus

Genrik A. Nikolsky, Alexander F. Pugach
Instrumental observations of the Venus transit on June 6, 2012 were performed using two similar torsinds—a special kind of ultralight torsion balances on a silk suspension. A clear response of both devices to this phenomenon was registered. The observations have verified a theoretical assumption on existence of the Spiral Vortex Solar Radiation (SVSR). The direct measurements of a space veloci
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Aug 03, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Shared Autoimmunity: A Case Series of 56 Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Associated with Other Autoimmune Disorders

Lizbeth-Estefanía Díaz-Polo, Núria Pujol-Moix, Blanca Jiménez, Carme Canals, Edgardo Barranco-Charris, Eduardo Muniz-Díaz, Juan-Carlos Souto
The association of two or more autoimmune disorders in the same individual has been attributed to “shared autoimmunity” caused by the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. We present the retrospective analysis of 56 patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) associated with other autoimmune disorders. Age, sex, clinical manifestations, platelet count, platelet autoantibodies and therapeutic responses were similar
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Comprehensive Analysis of rsSNPs Associated with Hypertension Using In-Silico Bioinformatics Tools

Alsadig Gassoum, Nahla E. Abdelraheem, Nehad Elsadig
Genetic epidemiological studies have suggested that several genetic variants increase the risk for hypertension. It is likely that a number of genes rather than a single gene account for the heritability of this complex disorder. However, the genetic analysis of hypertension produced complex, inconsistent and nonreproducible results, which makes it difficult to draw conclusions about the association between specific genes and hype
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Noether’s Conservation Laws and Stability in Nonlinear Conservative Interactions

Lisa Uechi, Hiroshi Uechi
We reviewed a nonlinear dynamical model in 2n-variables which has conservative nonlinear interactions defined in terms of Noether’s theorem in dynamics. The 2-variable (n = 1) conservative nonlinear model with external perturbations produced a possible explanation for problems such as the 10-y
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Standard Model Matter Emerging from Spacetime Preons

Risto Raitio
I consider a statistical mechanical model for black holes as atoms of spacetime with the partition function sum taken over area eigenvalues as given by loop quantum gravity. I propose a unified structure for matter and spacetime by applying the area eigenvalues to a black hole composite model for quarks and leptons. Gravitational baryon number’s non-conservation mechanism is predicted. Argument is given for unified field theory ba
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Self and Self-Awareness

Thomas W. Smythe
In the history of philosophical discussions of the self it has been assumed that self-awareness is a reliable source of knowledge about the nature of a person. This paper reprises and compares the views of Immanuel Kant, and how Gilbert Ryle supplies a partial solution to problems Kant raises. The paper ends with a presentation of my own view of the difficulties these authors address about our
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Clinical and Biological Approach to Peripheral Lymphadenopathy in Adults from a Tertiary Care Centre in Lubumbashi (D. R Congo)

Christian Kakisingi, Olivier Mukuku, Michel Manika, Placide Kakoma, Marc Kashal, Véronique Kyabu, Eric Kasamba, Beya Tshikuluila, Emmanuel Muyumba, Claude Mwamba
Introduction: Superficial lymphadenopathy is a frequent reason for consultation in Internal Medicine. The diagnosis approach even done by a meticulous clinical examination has to be completed with investigations such as medical imagery and pathologic study. In low-income countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, means for proper diagnosis remain hardly accessible for some classes of the society. Thus, our study aims to describe
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Jul 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Internal Fixation for Fracture of Femoral Head Associated A-Posterior Hip Dislocation: A Case Report

Rachid Ait Mouha, Ricardo Rosa Dasilva, Mwyniane Narcisse Dabire, Eric Bacheville, Jean Hani Tawil
Fractures of the femoral head are rarely described. These fractures are diagnostic problems. The multiplicity of lesions associated with traumatic dislocations of the hip joint makes it difficult to establish a well-d therapeutic approach. A young biker suffers from dislocation of the hip fracture associated with a femoral head. Our approach was surgery. We use a Smith-Petersen exposure and the orthopedic table, useful for
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Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Natural Water Conductivity Behavior within the Seismic Pacific Coast of Southern Mexico

Fidel Martínez-García, Arturo Colín-Cruz, Alberto Pereira-Corona, Salvador Adame-Martínez, Jorge J. Ramírez-García
Clouse to faults or unstable areas where an earthquake could happen with capacity of affecting buildings or infrastructure, there is often a previous energy that wanders around surroundings, this energy regularly is associated to electromagnetic emissions that generate an electric potential frequently studied as very, ultra-low and extreme frequency emissions (VLF-ULFELF_ EM) by remote sensing; under the assumption that this natural potential exist, in aquatic environment within the micro-seismi...


Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Enigmatic E-Cat of Andrea Rossi and the Unitary Quantum Theory

Leo G. Sapogin, Vladimir A. Dzhanibekov, Yuri A. Ryabov
In this article we are discussing the nature and mechanism of the huge amount of heat generation in Megawatts Energy Catalyzers (E-cat) of Andrea Rossi that are able to change the energetics of our civilization in general. These processes are new effects of Unitary Quantum Theory and do not relate to either chemical or nuclear reactions or phase transfer.


Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Arealogical and Ecotypological Compositions of the Flora of Plant Communities at Environment Contact Sites (Based on Some Pre-Baikal Sites)

Alexander Sizykh
The study of phytocenoses of transitional environmental conditions in the Pre-Baikal Region enabled to reveal modern tendencies of vegetation development in different Pre-Baikal sites. Such cenoses can serve as a regional model for indication of existing processes and of changes in vegetation structure which occurred under different environmental conditions. It is found out that ecotones and cenoses reflecting the paragenese in ve
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Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Characteristics and Outcome of Trauma Patients in a Mixed ICU: A Retrospective Review

Henry Y. Embu, Samuel I. Nuhu, Erdoo S. Isamade, Daniel D. Kokong, Kenneth N. Ozoilo, Daniel O. Agbo

Background: Trauma is a major public health challenge in Nigeria and many victims of trauma are brought to the hospital critically ill, thereby increasing the burden of critical illness in the country. Aim: To characterize the pattern of injuries, causes and outcome among trauma patients admitted into the general ICU of a tertiary care hospital in north-central Nigeria. Materials and Methods: All trauma admissions into the ICU of Jos University Teaching Hospit

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Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Landau Theory of Fermi Liquid in a Relativistic Nonlinear (σ, ω) Model at Finite Temperature

Schun T. Uechi, Hiroshi Uechi
Fermi liquid properties of nuclear matter at finite temperature are studied by employing a relativistic nonlinear (σ, ω) model of quantum hadrodynamics (QHD). The relativistic nonlinear (σ,
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Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Speciation of Trace Metals Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd in Surficial Sediment from Makupa Creek Mombasa, Coastal Kenya

Philip K. Maritim, A. N. Gachanja, T. M. Munyao

Trace metals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Cd) speciation of surface sediments from Makupa creek, coastal Kenya were determined by sequential extraction procedure. The procedure was used to extract the trace metals in sediments geochemical phases (exchangeable, carbonates, Fe-Mn oxides, organic matter/sulphide, and residual). Trace metals analysis was done using ICP/MS. The trace metal speciation results indicated that Pb, Zn, and Cd were mainly ass

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Jul 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Dual Coronary Artery Fistula from Left Anterior Descending and Right Coronary Artery to Pulmonary Trunk in a Patient with Myocardial Infarction—A Case Report

Animesh Mishra, Tony Ete, Rinchin Dorjee, Pravin Kumar Jha, Amit Malviya, Gaurav Kavi
Coronary artery fistulas (CAF) are precapillary communications between a coronary artery and a cardiac chamber or vessel. CAF have been described as the most common hemodynamically significant congenital coronary anomal. However, it remains a relatively uncommon clinical problem. Coronary fistulas originates slightly more common from the right than from the left coronary artery, but the bilateral fistulas—those that originate from
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Jul 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Comparison of the Levels of Leukotriene B4, TGF-β1, Collagen in Keloid Fibroblasts and Normal Skin Fibroblast

Yuli Kurniawati, Oki Suwarsa, Achadiyani Agung, Sudigdo Adi
Keloid pathogenesis occurs due to the longer duration of inflammation and the increase in the production of several factors such as TGF-β1 that causes the increase of fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis. The role of B4 Leukotriene (LTB4) in keloid pathogenesis particularly in the inflammation phase and tissue proliferation has not been clearly elucid
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Jul 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Issues in Measuring Generic Skills Using Self-Administered Questionnaire in a Community College in Hong Kong

Wai Tung Ho, Joseph Chi Ho So
In this study, we evaluate the reliability and validity of Self-Assessment of All-Round Development (SAARD) Questionnaire developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University when applied to two cohorts of students in Hong Kong Community College. Despite of the drastic changes in the educational system in Hong Kong, the SAARD questionnaire can still maintain a similar level of reliability as compared to the pilot study carried out a
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Jul 26, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Rumor Spreading of a SICS Model on Complex Social Networks with Counter Mechanism

Chen Wan, Tao Li, Yuanmei Wang, Xiongding Liu
The rumor spreading has been widely studied by scholars. However, there exist some people who will persuade infected individuals to resist and counterattack the rumor propagation in our social life. In this paper, a new SICS (susceptible-infected-counter-susceptible) rumor spreading model with counter mechanism on complex social networks is presented. Using the
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Jul 26, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of Novel Thienopyrimidine Derivatives Containing Thiosemicarbazide Moiety

Samir B. Salib, Omneya M. Khalil, Mona M. Kamel, Yara El-Dash
The present study focused on synthesizing a series of novel derivatives of 4-aryl-1-[2-(3-benzyl-4-oxo(3H)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1]benzothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-2-ylsulphanyl) acetyl] thiosemicarbazide 5a-d and evaluating their antitumor activity. The structure of the synthesized compounds has been
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Jul 26, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Ringing and Voltage Overshoot Analysis of a Proposed DC/AC Converter

Gierri Waltrich
This research presents a study of the ringing and voltage overshoot analysis of a proposed DC/AC converter. This overvoltage is generated due to the resonance between three passive components: transformer leakage inductances, switch capacitances, and wiring resistances. By applying simple RLC circuit equations, it proves possible to determine the analytic equations and reproduce the voltage across the switche
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