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Global Convergence Property with Inexact Line Search for a New Hybrid Conjugate Gradient Method  [PDF]
Fanar N. Al-Namat, Ghada M. Al-Naemi
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2020, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106048
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In this study, we derive a new scale parameter φ for the CG method, for solving large scale unconstrained optimization algorithms. The new scale parameter φ satisfies the sufficient descent condition, global convergence analysis proved under Strong Wolfe line search conditions. Our numerical results show that the proposed method is effective and robust against some known algorithms.
Interpreting genesis: A note on artistic invention and the Byzantine illuminated letter
Maayan-Fanar Emma
Zograf , 2010, DOI: 10.2298/zog1034027m
Abstract: The article explores iconography of the illuminated initial letters in the Byzantine tenth century Homilies of John Chrysostom and other authors with special reference to Oxford, Bodl. lib., Auct. T. 3.3. It is argued that pictorial initials composed of human figures and human-animal combats function as detailed visual interpretations of the written text, displaying at the same time artistic uniqueness and imagination.
Effectiveness of narcotics anonymous training programs in personality characters in substance abuse patients
Namat Sotodeh Asl,Behnaz Behnam,Raheb Ghorbani
Koomesh , 2013,
Abstract: Introduction: Substance abuse is one of the most common disorders that exert a high impact on the life of patients and their families. There are many treatment methods for Addiction. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of narcotics anonymous (NA) program on personality characters in substance abuse patients.Materials and Methods: This quasi experimental design was performed on 100 patients with substance abuse disorders that they had been randomly selected from those patients who were referred to psychiatric clinics and counseling centers in Esfehan in 2008. Then, the subjects were equally divided into two groups; experimental and control. All the patients carried out Eysenk test prior to any intervention and also a demographic questionnaire were filled out by all the subjects. Then, Eysenk test was performed on all the patients following the intervention. Changing in personality character in the experimental group (before and after the intervention) was compared with those of the control group. Results: The findings showed that narcotic program has significant effects on personality characters of experimental group to substance abuse in post test, but these effects are not significant in control group.Conclusion: According to the findings of this work, we suggest the effectiveness of NA program in changing personality characters of the patients with substance abuse
Effects of cognitive therapy, drug therapy and combined therapy in improvement of major depression
Namat Sotodeh Asl,Behnaz Behnam,Raheb Ghorbani
Koomesh , 2011,
Abstract: Introduction: Major depression is one of the most common psychological disorders that exert a high impact on the life of patients and their families. There are many treatment methods for depression. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of cognitive-behavior therapy and drug therapy on improvement of major depression. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was performed in Semnan (Iran) in 2008. 56 Patients with major depression were selected and assigned into 4 groups. All of the patients completed the Beck test and a demographic questionnaire before start of interventions as pre test. The post test was completed after the end of intervention. Results: Findings showed that all of the methods have significant effects on improvement of depression, but combined therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy + drug therapy) is the best (P<0/05). Conclusion: According to findings of this work, we suggest that team work approach consists of psychologists and heart Psychiatrists can be suggested for treatment of the patients with depression.
The Code of the Symmetric Net with m = 4 and μ = 2  [PDF]
Ahmad N. Al-Kenani
Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics (OJDM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojdm.2012.21001
Abstract: In this paper, we investigated the code over GF(2) which is generated by the incidence matrix of the symmetric (2,4) - net D. By computer search, we found that this binary code of D has rank 13 and the minimum distance is 8.
The Managerial Role of Pharmacist at Community Pharmacy Setting in Saudi Arabia  [PDF]
Mohamed N. Al-Arifi
Pharmacology & Pharmacy (PP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/pp.2013.41009
Abstract: In Saudi Arabia community pharmacies by law, be owned and managed by pharmacists. Although these two functions seemed to be the same but in reality, they are not. Some studies showed that in community pharmacy managerial functions account for more than 50% of total routine and critical activity for all managerial position surveyed while other study showed that only 13.6% of the pharmacist’s time spent in administrative activities. This article addressed the role of the pharmacist as manager and the way in which he/she manages the pharmacy to ensure optimum productivity. The main part of this review discussed the managerial role of pharmacist in management of human resources, financial resources, marketing, inventory, information resources and space management of the pharmacy. Additionally, the management process, professional skills of managers, development of managerial skills, problems in management process and their resolution were also discussed. In addition to management functions which also include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling processes. The author concluded that the skills of pharmacy managers may vary because of the lack of formalized management training programs. To bridges a gap in management education, interested pharmacists should be encouraged to shift their career goals from professional to pharmacy administration. In addition, expansion of curricula in pharmacy management to include management training of highest possible caliber in managerial skills is highly demanded. Formalized management training programs for those involved in community pharmacy practice are also warranted.
Orthopedic Correction of Class III Malocclusions during Mixed Dentition  [PDF]
Hussein N. Al-Khalifa
Open Journal of Stomatology (OJST) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojst.2014.47051
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of face mask (FM) and Maxillary Bite Block (BB) in skeletal class III patients during mixed dentition with control group of the same class during their growth. Materials & Methods: Forty-two patients were selected based on clinical and cephalometric examination, with age ranged from 6 to 8 years according to definite criteria. Patients were classified into two groups: treated and control groups; all records were taken for every patient. Lateral cephalometric films were traced before and after treatment and analyzed. Results: Intermaxillary skeletal variables showed significant improvement in the treated group with an average increase of ANB angle (Maxilo mandibular difference angle) of 3.14° and an average increase in wits appraisal 2.15 mm. Conclusion: The study concluded that, treatment with face mask and maxillary bite block induced significant dentoskeletal changes.

Irradiation Effect on Photodegradation of Pure and Plasticized Poly (4-Methylstyrene) in Solid Films  [PDF]
Saria A. Al Safi, Thanaa M. Al Mouamin, Wadhah N. Al Sieadi, Khalid E. Al Ani
Materials Sciences and Applications (MSA) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/msa.2014.55036
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The photodegradation of irradiated thin films of poly (para-methylstyrene) with 265 nm radiations in the presence of airand as a function of irradiation time has been studied using UV-VIS, fluorescence and FT-IR Spectroscopic techniques. The influence of phthalate and terephthalate plasticizers on stability of poly (para-methylstyrene) towards irradiations was also investigated. Blending with phthalate plasticizers was found to cause a higher efficiency of photodegradation than that obtained in doping with terephthalate plasticizers. The intensity of absorption was also found to increase with time of irradiation and in change in the shape of the spectra at longer wavelength, thus indicating a possibility of photodegradation of polymer chains. The analysis of the FT-IR spectra of the irradiated and non-irradiated samples, shows a predominant absorption associated with carbonyl compounds with 1740 cm-1. In addition, the observed increase in the intensities of the carbonyl and hydroxyl regions of the FT-IR spectra, have provided an evidence for the photodegradation as well as photo-oxidation of polymeric chains. The presence of the plasticizer in the polymer backbone was found to accelerate the photodegradation of polymeric chains.

Combined Procedure for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Pulmonary Hydatid Disease  [PDF]
A. Al Khaddour, S. Al Hashimi, N. Abbas
World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (WJCS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/wjcs.2016.61003
Abstract: In this study we reported one case of combined procedure for coronary artery bypass grafting and excision of right pulmonary hydatid cyst. Concerns of possible hydatid systemic dissemination as a result of direct vascular breaches are raised. We suggest that avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) if that possible is beneficial for the treatment. If not possible then the excision and clearance of the hydatid cyst should be done in the first place before going on bypass.
Air Pollution Analysis in Kuwait Using a Statistical Technique (CUSUM)  [PDF]
A. Al-Rashed, N. Al-Mutairi, M. Al Attar
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2019.103016
Abstract: Investigating the changes in the air pollutants trends of an area is important as it helps in making further action plans for further implementation of control strategies. Time series analysis provides indication to analyze any effect of uncontrolled changes in pollutants. In this study, exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) and cumulative sum (CUSUM) analyzing methods are applied for detecting the trends and change in air pollutant concentrations in Kuwait. CUSUM method is effective in detecting shifts from average mean obtained by EWMA technique. The study aimed to investigate trends in major pollutants in three selective areas in Kuwait during the past five years. The data obtained from three monitoring stations in the study areas Ali Subah Al-Salem, Al-Mutla, and Al-Mansouriya for carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter—less than 10 micrometers (PM10), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), and non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC). Increase in CO and NMHC concentrations in the three areas and decrease in PM10, SO2, and NO2 concentration levels in non-industrial areas Al-Mutla and Al-Mansouriya are observed using CUSUM method.
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