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Accessible Copies of Copyright Work for Visually Impaired Persons in India  [PDF]
Priya R. Pillai
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326159
Abstract: This article deals with copyright law in India and its impact on the education of millions of visually impaired persons in India. Due to lack of amendment in the copyright law print disabled in India was unable to access the published copyrighted works. The organization dealing with visually impaired can provide accessible materials to visually impaired persons without seeking copyright permission from the owners. This landmark decision of Indian government will benefit all educational institutions who are dealing with visually impaired students.
Utility of adeno-associated viruses to target members of the TGF-β superfamily in prostate cancer therapy  [PDF]
Priya Ramarao, Elspeth Gold
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/abb.2013.410A4002

Components of the TGF-β superfamily have been well established in their intricate and multifaceted roles in cancer progression and survival. The TGF-βs have been targeted therapeutically in an attempt to modify complex tumour networks to favour cancer cell destruction. Goals of these therapies are often to attack the “hallmarks” of cancer: characteristics acquired by cancer cells via re-wiring or manipulating existing biological pathways to their survival advantage. Of the multitude of targeted therapies currently available, viral therapies have shown much promise in their efficacy of treatment. This review highlights current viral therapies targeting members of the TGF-β superfamily, with a focus on the strengths and limitations associated with this form of targeted cancer therapy.

A New Approach to Disk Scheduling Using Fuzzy Logic  [PDF]
Priya Hooda, Supriya Raheja
Journal of Computer and Communications (JCC) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2014.21001

Disk scheduling is one of the main responsibilities of Operating System. OS manages hard disk to provide best access time. All major Disk scheduling algorithms incorporate seek time as the only factor for disk scheduling. The second factor rotational delay is ignored by the existing algorithms. This research paper considers both factors, Seek Time and Rotational Delay to schedule the disk. Our algorithm Fuzzy Disk Scheduling (FDS) looks at the uncertainty associated with scheduling incorporating the two factors. Keeping in view a Fuzzy inference system using If-Then rules is designed to optimize the overall performance of disk drives. Finally we compared the FDS with the other scheduling algorithms.

Studies on Optical, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Organic Nonlinear Optical p-Toluidine p-Toluenesulfonate Single Crystal  [PDF]
Suresh Sagadevan, Priya Murugasen
Journal of Crystallization Process and Technology (JCPT) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jcpt.2014.42013
Abstract: The optically transparent and bulk single crystal of p-Toluidine p-Toluenesulfonate (PTPT) was grown by slow evaporation technique. The lattice parameters and crystallinity of the grown crystal were estimated by single crystal XRD. The optical absorption of the crystal was recorded using the UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer. The optical bandgap and optical constants of the material were determined by using absorption spectrum. The refractive index of the grown crystal has been determined using the Brewster angle method. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss were measured as a function of frequency and temperature for the grown crystal. Nonlinear optical properties were performed to confirm the SHG efficiency of the grown crystal. Hence, PTPT is an excellent NLO material with enhanced SHG efficiency required for important applications in the field of optoelectronic and photonics. This material exhibits NLO behaviour remarkably due to its better optical and dielectric properties.
Variations of Enclosing Problem Using Axis Parallel Square(s): A General Approach  [PDF]
Priya Ranjan Sinha Mahapatra
American Journal of Computational Mathematics (AJCM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajcm.2014.43016

Let P be a set of n points in two dimensional plane. For each point \"\", we locate an axis- parallel unit square having one particular side passing through p and enclosing the maximum number of points from P. Considering all points \"\", such n squares can be reported in O(nlogn) time. We show that this result can be used to (i) locate m>(2) axis-parallel unit squares which are pairwise disjoint and they together enclose the maximum number of points from P (if exists) and (ii) find the smallest axis-parallel square enclosing at least k points of P , \"\".

Evaluation of the effects of botulinum toxin A injections when used to improve ease of care and comfort in children with cerebral palsy whom are non-ambulant: a double blind randomized controlled trial
Megan Thorley, Samantha Donaghey, Priya Edwards, Lisa Copeland, Megan Kentish, Kim McLennan, Jayne Lindsley, Laura Gascoigne-Pees, Leanne Sakzewski, Roslyn N Boyd
BMC Pediatrics , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-120
Abstract: This study is a double blind randomized controlled trial. Forty participants will be recruited. In cycle I, participants will be randomized to either a treatment group who will receive BoNT-A injections into selected upper and/or lower limb muscles, or a control group who will undergo sham injections. Both groups will receive occupational therapy and /or physiotherapy following injections. Groups will be assessed at baseline then compared at 4 and 16 weeks following injections or sham control. Parents, treating clinicians and assessors will be masked to group allocation. In cycle II, all participants will undergo intramuscular BoNT-A injections to selected upper and/or lower limb muscles, followed by therapy.The primary outcome measure will be change in parent ratings in identified areas of concern for their child’s care and comfort, using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). Secondary measures will include the Care and Comfort Hypertonicity Scale (ease of care), the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life Questionnaire (CP QoL–Child) (quality of life), the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities Questionnaire (CPCHILD?) (health status) and the Paediatric Pain Profile (PPP) (pain). Adverse events will be carefully monitored by a clinician masked to group allocation.This paper outlines the theoretical basis, study hypotheses and outcome measures for a trial of BoNT-A injections and therapy for children with non-ambulant CP.Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry:N12609000360213Cerebral palsy (CP) is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain”. [1] p.9 Classification systems have been developed to indicate the severity of functional limitations in CP. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), developed by Palisano and colleagues in 1997, has bec
Lifetime Enhancement of Cluster Based Wireless Sensor Network through Energy Efficient MAC Protocol  [PDF]
B. Priya, S. Solai Manohar
Circuits and Systems (CS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/cs.2016.79200
Abstract: The efficient use of energy is an important performance metric to extend the lifetime of wireless sensor networks. Since major energy consumption of node is due to its transceiver, the design of MAC protocol plays a vital role in sensor network design. In cluster based sensor networks, due to the different functions of member node and cluster head node, the usage of common MAC protocol results increased energy consumption. To overcome this problem, a novel energy efficient hybrid MAC protocol (EEHMAC) for cluster based wireless sensor networks is proposed in this paper. The proposed EEHMAC protocol uses E-TDMA (Energy efficient TDMA) for intra-cluster communication and FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) for inter-cluster communication. IDS (Iterative Deepening Search) based Scheduling algorithm is used for assigning time slot and frequency slot to nodes. Nodes in EEHMAC follow the periodic duty cycle, which reduces the idle listening, and overhearing problems. Simulation results reveal that an average of 18% energy saving is achieved compared to LEACH (Low Energy Adaptive Clustered Hierarchy) protocol and 10% energy is saved in comparison with GH-MAC (Graph theory based Hybrid MAC) protocol. It is evident that delay of EEHMAC is reduced by 17% and throughput is increased by 15% under all traffic conditions. These results demonstrate that EEHMAC performs better than existing MAC protocols in terms of energy efficiency, delay and throughput.
Management of Myofascial Pain of Upper Trapezius: A Three Group Comparison Study
Priya Kannan
Global Journal of Health Science , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v4n5p46
Abstract: It is important to identify the most effective therapeutic modality in the management of myofascial trigger points (MTPt). Thus we aimed to study the effect of therapeutic ultrasound, laser and ischemic compression in reducing pain and improving cervical range of motion among patients with MTPt. Experimental study comparing three groups was designed as a 5 days trial, a co-relational design was considered. Outcome measures: VAS for pain, provocative pain test using “soft tissue tenderness grading scheme” and active cervical lateral flexion using inch tape. Methods- Patients were divided into 3 groups, Gr 1 underwent treatment using therapeutic ultrasound, Gr 2 with therapeutic laserand Gr 3 with ischemic compression. Assessments were done on day 1 and day 5 of treatment respectively. Results: ANOVA revealed improvement among all 3 groups as statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between the start and end of trial. Analysis using Chi square test shows a statistically significant difference in the improvement between laser and the other 2 groups. Mean difference in the change of scores between the assessments showed laser therapy to have a tendency towards progressive improvement over the treatment period and a better improvement than the other 2 groups. Weconclude that laser can be used as an effective treatment regimen in the management of myofascial trigger points thereby reducing disability caused due to musculoskeletal pathology.
Hospital-based palliative care: A case for integrating care with cure
Kulkarni Priya
Indian Journal of Palliative Care , 2011,
Abstract: The reason that probably prompted Dame Cicely Saunders to launch the palliative care movement was the need to move away from the impersonal, technocratic approach to death that had become the norm in hospitals after the Second World War. Palliative care focuses on relieving the suffering of patients and families. Not limited to just management of pain, it includes comprehensive management of any symptom, which affects the quality of life. Care is optimized through early initiation and comprehensive implementation throughout the disease trajectory. Effective palliative care at the outset can help accelerate a positive clinical outcome. At the end of life, it can enhance the opportunity for the patient and family to achieve a sense of growth, resolve differences, and find a comfortable closure. It helps to reduce the suffering and fear associated with dying and prepares the family for bereavement.
G. Priya
Journal of Global Research in Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: Co-location pattern is a group of spatial features/events that are frequently co-located in the same region. The co-location pattern discovery process finds the subsets of features frequently located together. Co-location rules are identified by spatial statistics or data mining techniques. A co-location algorithm has been used to discover the co-location patterns which possess an ant monotone property. This algorithm includes a pruning technique to make the item set to get only the most interesting patterns. Keywords: Co-location patterns, participation index, pruning.
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