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A Point-Specific Site for Placement of Epigastric Port in Iaparoscopic Management of Gallbladder Disease: An Observational Study  [PDF]
Mushtaq Chalkoo, Shahnawaz Ahangar, Faud Sadiq Baqal, Alfar Ah Nafae, Muntakhab Nafae, Raiees Ahmad Malla, Ajaz Ahmad Mallar
Surgical Science (SS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ss.2013.47060

Backgound: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has revolutionized the world in the surgical management of benign gallbladder disease. However, for any procedure to learn properly, anatomy becomes a major concern. Aims and Objectives: We present a point, a convenient site, speedily accessible by our maneuver of placing epigastric port on the patient. Materials and Methods: This is an outcome of an observation with the prospective study of 100 patients irrespective of age, sex, body habitus and severity of gallstone disease. Our point for epigastric port satisfies all the criteria for an ideal port. Results: Our general observation with majority of patients with this point specific epigastric port placement was that it is easy to locate, needs less thrust on trocar for creation, stays on the linea alba, is easily maneuverable facilitates safe, easy and speedy dissection, causes less portal bleeds and is easy to angulate towards the right of falciform ligament. Conclusion: The point specific epigastric port conveys many benefits to the operating surgeon in terms of easy location, adds safety and speed to the procedure, causes less portal bleeds, needs less thrust and is easy to angulate to the right of the falciform ligament adding technical ease to the surgeon. It is easy to be learnt, taught and practiced by the young surgeons.

Determinant Power of “Public Service Motivation” for “Job Satisfaction” and “Customer Service Orientation”: In Case of People’s Republic of China  [PDF]
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.61003
The current study is an initiative to measure the impact of determinants of “Public Service Motivations” (PSM) and to understand its impact on employee’s job satisfaction and over the intentions of “Customer Service Orientation” among employees. The study was conducted in the most of the populated region of P.R. China. Specifically, the consumer banking sector was targeted. The “Self-sacrifice” of PSM observed strongest determinant while defining job satisfaction, and customer service orientation. The study concludes that “compensation” as a part and the bits of Public Service Motivations (PSM) observed with non-determining power for job satisfaction and customer service orientation in the case of Chinese context. In the nutshell, the PSM concluded as strong determinant to understand the job satisfaction and the public service motivation where self-sacrifice is the strongest predictor of PSM in micro level view.
Hypertriglyceridemia: An indicator of poor prognosis in acute pancreatitis – A hospital based study
Mosin Mushtaq, Abid H Wani, Faud Sadiq, Mudasir Mushtaq, Sameena Tabassum, Taiba Mudasir
Asian Journal of Medical Sciences , 2014, DOI: 10.3126/ajms.v5i4.9971
Abstract: Background and study aims: Hypertriglyceridemia can be a primary cause for acute pancreatitis or secondary to other factors prior to the increase of lipid levels, or both. The aim of our study was to assess the severity of acute pancreatitis with elevation in serum triglyceride levels and report the outcomes of our series. Patients and methods: One hundred twenty?six patients of acute pancreatitis were admitted within 72 hours of onset of symptoms, out of whom 26 patients were excluded during the course of study due to preexisting comorbidities. 100 patients in the study population were divided into group A having serum triglyceride levels ≥500 mg/dl (n = 30) and group B having <500 mg/dl (n = 70) at the time of admission. Results: The mean age of group A was similar to group B (50.2 ± 17.1 vs 49.26 ± 17.2 years; p = 0.860). Most common etiological factor of acute pancreatitis was found to be gall stones (56%) in both groups. Ranson's score at admission in group A was 2.93 ± 0.22 and in group B it was 1.34 ± 0.99. Mortality below two weeks was noted in (12/30, 40%) of group A and (6/70, 8%) of group B patients, which was statistically significant, (p = 0.015). Conclusions: The final conclusion of this study was that patients of acute pancreatitis with elevated triglyceride levels form a morbid group and these should be monitored aggressively for the development of any complications. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i4.9971 Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 2014 Vol.5(4); 21-24
Exploring the Catalytic Activity of Zirconia, Zirconia Supported Metals and Metal Oxides for Oxidation of Phenol  [PDF]
Mohammad Sadiq, Mohammad Ilyas
Modern Research in Catalysis (MRC) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/mrc.2012.12004
Abstract: Catalytic oxidation/degradation of phenol with molecular oxygen in aqueous medium by Zirconia, zirconia supported metals and metal oxides at low temperature were studied in a three necked batch reactor. The catalysts prepared were characterized by modern techniques like XRD, SEM and EDX. The activities of different catalysts for the oxidation of phenol in aqueous medium were found to be in the order; Pt-Pd/ZrO2 > Bi-Pt/ZrO2 > Bi-Pd/ZrO2> Pt/ZrO2 > Pd/ZrO2 > Cu/ZrO2> Mn/ZrO2 > Bi/ZrO2. The enhanced catalytic activity of Bi-Pt/ZrO2 is attributed to Bi which in contact with Pt particles promotes its catalytic activity. In short, catalytic oxidation was found to be an effective tool, for the removal of phenol, from industrial waste water.
A 20-Year-Old Contraceptive Device Transformed into a Calcified Mass  [PDF]
Awatuf Elshirif, Seema Sadiq
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2014.49076

Case: A 52-year-old female who was presented to accident and emergency felt unwell; she reported that she had an IUCD inserted over 20 years ago. On examination she had a large calcified mass occupying the vagina. CT scan confirmed a calcified IUCD. Conclusion: Serious complication secondary to IUCD is rare but well recorded, extensive calcification as in this case is very rare and has not been previously reported.

A Case of Ectopic Pregnancy—An Unusual Diagnostic Challenge and Lesson Learnt  [PDF]
Awatuf Elshirif, Seema Sadiq
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2015.54027

Ectopic pregnancy has been increasing in frequency over the past 2 decades. The sudden rupture of ectopic pregnancy can lead to haemorrhagic shock and death if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. The first step in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is demonstration of pregnancy by means of a rapidly performed and sensitive qualitative urine test for the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG). This case report demonstrates the importance of further consideration of the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in the setting of an unusual presentation like per rectal bleed and amenorrhea for three years in the presence of Mirena.

An Efficient Activated Carbon for the Wastewater Treatment, Prepared from Peanut Shell  [PDF]
Mohammad Sadiq, Sajid Hussian
Modern Research in Catalysis (MRC) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/mrc.2013.24020
Abstract: My group is actively involved in the research “Preparation of activated carbon from peanut shell, characterization and its use as adsorbent and as a support for catalyst. The paper published in the MRC entitle “An Efficient Activated Carbon for the Wastewater Treatment, Prepared from Peanut Shell” Modern Research in Catalysis, 2013, 2, 148-156, was submitted in the earlier stage of research, at present stage I am fully convinced that the kinetic section of the paper is totally incorrect. Therefore I appeal that remove the paper from the Journal site to avoid the citation of incorrect literature.
A Note on the Characterization of Zero-Inflated Poisson Model  [PDF]
G. Nanjundan, Sadiq Pasha
Open Journal of Statistics (OJS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2015.52017
Abstract: Zero-Inflated Poisson model has found a wide variety of applications in recent years in statistical analyses of count data, especially in count regression models. Zero-Inflated Poisson model is characterized in this paper through a linear differential equation satisfied by its probability generating function [1] [2].
Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaves for Removal of Organic Pollutants  [PDF]
Muhammad B. Ibrahim, Sadiq Sani
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/gep.2015.32001

Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves was employed in a batch adsorption technique for the detoxification of congo red (CR) and methyl orange (MO) dyes from a single component model wastewater. The adsorption efficiency of the leave was judged based on changes of parameters like agitation time, adsorbent dosage, adsorbent particle size, and adsorbate initial concentration and pH. Adsorbate concentration during the adsorption process was monitored using T60-U UV-Visible spectrometer from TG Instruments. While FTIR and SEM were employed to study the surface functional group and morphological changes of the adsorbent before and after the adsorption process. Percent adsorption increased with increase in agitation time (5 - 240 minutes), adsorbent dosage (0.1 - 0.5 g), initial concentration (100 - 300mg/L), and with decrease in particle size (≥75 μm to ≤300 μm) of adsorbent. The adsorption processes were found to be pH-dependent, increasing or decreasing in acidic (pH 2 - 6) or alkaline (pH 8 - 12) range over the studied pH (2 - 12) range. The correlation coefficient (R2 – values) ranging from 0.9359 - 0.9998 shows good agreement of the experimental data for all the tested isotherms. The monolayer maximum adsorption capacity for Langmuir’s qm (18.62 - 24.75mg/g) and Dubinin-Radushkevich, qD (20.72 - 26.06mg/g) are comparable. Both Langmuir’s separation factor (RL) and Freundlich constant (nF) suggests unfavourable adsorption of the dyes onto the adsorbent. The mean free energy of adsorption, ?? (79.06 - 316.23 J/mol) calculated from Dubinin-Radushkevich equation suggest a physical adsorption. Restricted range of values for heat of adsorption, bT (?946.9 to 737.4 J/mol), was obtained from Temkin equation. Reduction in band intensities and vibrational changes observed in FTIR spectra indicate possible involvement of carbonyl (-C=O), carboxyl (-COOH), hydroxyl alcoholic (-OH) and amino (-NH2) functional groups on the adsorbents’ surfaces during the adsorption and interaction with the sulfonic acid groups (-SO3H) on the adsorbate molecules. The difference in irregular and porous texture surface morphology of fresh and dye-loaded adsorbents characterized the adsorption of the dyes by neem leaves. The study shows that neem leaves are potential alternative low-cost adsorbents for the effective removal of Congo red (CR) and Methyl orange (MO) from wastewater.

Assessment of Vegetation Productivity in the Northern Part of Nigeria  [PDF]
Sadiq Abdullahi Yelwa, Umar Usman
American Journal of Climate Change (AJCC) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2017.62018
Abstract: Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the global community and has been mainly induced by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting from fossil fuel energy use and change in vegetation cover. This study used modelling techniques to determine how changes in climate could affect vegetation productivity in the northern part of Nigeria. Climatic parameters (Rainfall, Minimum and Maximum Temperatures) as well as coarse Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data for the growing seasons of 1981-2009 were utilised. Because of the relationship between climatic parameters and vegetation, Spatial method of data interpolation was tested. Results from the prediction elevation values ranged from -3e-9 to 2e-9. It was observed from prediction variance map that the values were higher in the upper portion of the study area which comprised Gusau (GS), Jos (JS), Katsina (KT), Minna (MN) and Zaria (ZR) and lower in the middle and lower parts of the study area which comprised mainly Funtua, Kano, Maiduguri and Sokoto. Further studies are encouraged with high resolution imageries and more meteorological data to cover the montane and forest zone of the country to determine the level of climatic impacts particularly on vegetation productivity in general.
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