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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

An Application of GIS in the Consolidation Grouting of Rock Masses through Grouting Intensity Number (GIN)

Faisal Usman, Noorzada Afridi, Muhammad Safiullah, Tufail Ahmad, Shahbaz Rafiq
The grouting of foundation rock is a critical constructional technique for most of the mega projects across the world. Grouting operations come up with the challenges of pre-planning, visualization, presentation of data, quantity control, cost effectiveness and budget management. Unless properly managed, the above factors can contribute to project complexity and cost overruns. This paper deals with the applic
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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Mutual Health Insurance and Access to Care in the Health Zone of Kabinda, Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Cibangu Kazadi Richard, Bilonda Mpiana Alphonsine Kabengele, Mpinga Emmanuel, Mulewu Ngandu Hippolyte, Ciamala Mukendi Paul, Kanyiki Katala Moise, Kapitena Mangola Dominique, Tshimungu Kandolo Félicien
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a large part of the population now lives in a context of extreme poverty and suffers from serious health problems. Deprived of social protection, these people see themselves therefore in the financial inability to access quality health care. This study aims to analyze the different characteristics of members of the mutual health insurance and compare with non-members. The following observations
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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Correction of “Case Study: A Simulation Model of the Spawning Stock Biomass of Pacific Bluefin Tuna and Evaluation of Fisheries”

Kazumi Sakuramoto
One error was found in the coding of the simulation program for reproducing the recruitment (R) and spawning stock biomass (SSB) of Pacific bluefin tuna. As a result of this error, the maturity rates for ages 3 and 4 were found to be much lower in the simulation than the true values. The aim o
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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Environmental Mitigation Measures Critical during Construction and Operational Stages of Road Network in Uyo

J. U. H. Akpabio, I. D. Edem
Since road transport is a dominant necessity for the overall economic development of any nation, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been conducted on the soil environmental component to evaluate the effect of the activities of road construction on the project area. The main purpose was to identify any potential significant environmental effects due to the proposed project and proffer mitigation/ameliorative measures. Th
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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Governing the “Digital Shadows”: Public Policy and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Acquisition and Utilization in Africa

Ebenezer Olatunji Olugbenga
This paper examines the challenges of appropriating the benefits of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) revolution by African states, against the backdrop of the realities of globalization and the role that ICT plays in global power relations. Built on the foundations of Jurgen Habermas’ public sphere, it weaves a conceptual framework around the ideas of a “cyber-square” and “cyberspace policy” to argue for an A
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Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

A Case Report on Deep Peroneal Nerve Palsy Following Patella Dislocation

Anthony Kouri, Ryan Hamilton, Martin Skie
Background: Peroneal nerve injury following knee dislocation is a known complication described in numerous case reports. However, this complication has very rarely been described following patellar dislocation. We focus on the presentation and subsequent treatment of this complication. Case: We describe a thirteen-year-old patient who developed a deep peroneal nerve palsy following patellar dislocation. After her initial visit for
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Apr 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

JAK-STAT Lodges in Multiple Sclerosis: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach Overview

Kabir Magaji Hamid, Abdullahi Isiyaku, Mustapha Umar Kalgo, Isah Suleiman Yahaya, Abbas Mirshafiey
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex inflammatory and demyelinating disease of central nervous system (CNS). The disease pathogenesis is not fully understood and no actual cure for the disease yet. The disease has genetic and environmental cause as fundamental factors which are identified for the disease pathogenesis so far. One of the characteristic features of the disease is inflammation cause due to activation of pro-inflammato
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Apr 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Inter Observer Variability in the Specificity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for External Impingement of the Shoulder—Is There Agreement among Radiologists?

N. Baraza, K. Goswam, S. A. Shahban
Purpose: External impingement in the shoulder is a condition characterised by tenderness in the antero-lateral aspect of the shoulder on arm elevation due to an absolute or relative decrease in the subacromial space. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently utilised to confirm the condition and rule out other differential diagnoses. We conducted a study to look at the inter observer variability in specificity of MRI s
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Apr 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Biotransformation of Ephedrine by Whole Cells of Cunnighamella elegans

Rosana Fernanda Hochmüller Fogaca, Vanessa Zafaneli Bergamo, Amanda Zamboni, Monique dos Reis, Bruna Tassi Borile, Maíra Kerpel dos Santos, Adelina Mezzari, Renata Pereira Limberger
Ephedrine biotransformation reactions were performed using strain Cunninghamella elegans in order to obtain products similar to human metabolism products. The choice of strains used was based on previous literature review which identified the species Cunninghamella
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Apr 26, 2017Open    AccessArticle

The Discrimination of Women in Buddhism: An Ethical Analysis

Archana Paudel, Qun Dong
Position of women in Buddhism has been debated for a long time. In my article, I will try to figure out the real situation of women in Buddhism. I will discuss something about sexism in Buddhist religion. There seem to be many difficulties that women following Buddhism are facing. I will highlight some of them in my article. I will also discuss the inferiority issues and how women are perceived as an inferior being in Buddhism. I
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