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Concurrent Peripheral Pathologies and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 as Contributors to Acute Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain: A Case Report
Seyed Majid Akhavan Hejazi,Mazlina Mazlan
Acta Medica Iranica , 2012,
Abstract: Post-stroke shoulder pain is associated with either a peripheral or central pathology. However, most of the time, it is challenging to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between the suggested pathology and shoulder pain reported. We report a 66 year-old man who developed a right hemiplegic shoulder pain two months post stroke with initial investigations suggestive of peripheral pathologies. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment did not improve his shoulder pain. Later he developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the right hand and the initial shoulder pain subsequently relieved following resolution of the CRPS.
Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry Assessments of Acute Experimental Infection by Brucella melitensis in Bucks  [PDF]
Nurrul Shaqinah Nasruddin, Mazlina Mazlan, Mohd Zamri Saad, Hazilawati Hamzah, Jasni Sabri
Open Journal of Pathology (OJPathology) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpathology.2014.42009

Background: Brucellosis in male goats is characterized by arthritis, orchitis and epididymitis, which may induce infertility. Nevertheless, these lesions were categorized as chronic while acute lesions had not been described. This study investigates the histopathological and immuno histochemistry reactions in organs of bucks acutely infected by Brucella melitensis. Results: Only testis and prepuce of acutely infected bucks showed significantly severe histological lesions. Other internal organs had mild to moderate lesions. However, positive immunohistochemistry stainings were observed in organs except the bulbourethral gland. There was a significant positive correlation between the distribution of B. melitensis and IHC intensity but no significant correlation between the IHC intensity and histopathology lesions. Conclusion: The results indicate that acute brucellosis did not lead to clinical presentation, although B. melitensis was well distributed in various organs of bucks.

Determinant of Low Birth Weight Infants: A Matched Case Control Study  [PDF]
Rosnah Sutan, Mazlina Mohtar, Aimi Nazri Mahat, Azmi Mohd Tamil
Open Journal of Preventive Medicine (OJPM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2014.43013

Background: Low birth weight (LBW) is a well-known factor associated with neonatal mortality and has contributed to a range of poor health outcomes. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine factors associated with LBW infants. Methods: A matched case control study was conducted in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Data of deliveries were obtained from Total Hospital Information System and medical records. All registered deliveries from January to June 2012 were used as sample populations. There were 180 pairs of cases and controls matched on babies’ gender. Fourteen variables were analyzed: maternal age, ethnicity, gravida, parity, gestational age, maternal booking weight, height and body mass index (BMI), history of low birth weight infants, birth interval, booking hemoglobin levels, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and mode of delivery. Results: Younger mother (t = 6.947, p < 0.001), lower booking BMI (t = 3.067, p = 0.002), prematurity (t = 12.324, p < 0.001), history of LBW infants (OR = 3.0, p = 0.001), LSCS (OR = 0.06, p = 0.001) and current hypertension (OR = 3.1, p = 0.008) were found significant in bivariate analysis. Multivariable conditional logistic regression identified younger maternal age (AOR = 2.9, 95% CI = 1.86 -4.51, p < 0.001), previous history of LBW infants (AOR = 3.7, 95% CI = 1.03 -13.58, p = 0.045), prematurity (AOR = 2.4, 95% CI = 1.79 -3.26, p < 0.001), and current hypertension (AOR = 4.5, 95% CI = 1.06 -19.22, p = 0.041) as significant factors associated with LBW infants. Conclusion: Younger maternal age, history of LBW infants, prematurity and hypertension have been recognized as predictors of LBW infants. The importance of pre-pregnancy screening, early antenatal booking and proper identification of high risk-mother needs to be strengthened and enforced in effort to reduce incidence of LBW infants.

Modelling Chlorophyll Concentrations Using MODIS Satellite Data
Maged Marghany,Mazlan Hashim
Research Journal of Applied Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/rjasci.2010.370.375
Abstract: Accurate chlorophyll data are critical for determining the magnitude and variability of global ocean primary production, the effect of biological processes on carbon dioxide drawdown in surface waters and for improving the understanding of phytoplankton dynamics in the oceans. In this study, four algorithms have involved to map chlorophyll spatial distribution from MODIS satellite data along east coast of Malaysia: Aiken algorithm, Clark-3-bands algorithm, Gordon algorithm and Normalized Difference Chlorophyll Index (NDCI) algorithm. The results show that the Aiken s algorithm is appropriate for accurately synoptic chlorophyll mapping distribution. In fact, the algorithm performs the lowest root mean square error of ±0.10 mg m-3 as compared to other algorithms. In conclusion, MODIS data can be used as a geomatica tool for accurately mapping of chlorophyll concentration along the coastal water of Malaysia with implementation of Aiken s algorithm.
Lineament Mapping Using Multispectral Remote Sensing Satellite Data
Maged Marghany,Mazlan Hashim
Research Journal of Applied Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/rjasci.2010.126.130
Abstract: Accurate geological features mapping is critical task for oil exploration, groundwater storage and understanding the mechanisms of environmental disasters e.g., earthquake, flood and landslides. The main objective of this research is to design an automatic image processing tool for lineament mapping from remote sensing satellite data. In doing so, LANDSAT-TM satellite data of United Arab Emirates (UAE) is used. Further, three dimensional (3D) image reconstruction is generated using SRTM data. Then Canny algorithms is examined to determine an appropriate algorithm for lineaments automatic detection in LANDSAT-TM satellite data. The study shows that Canny algorithm provides perfect information about lineaments with 3D image visualization which is derived using SRTM. In conclusion 3D image visualization can provide excellent information about lineament and geological features from remote sensing satellite data.
Revista de Administratie Publica si Politici Sociale , 2012,
Abstract: The objectives of this paper are to determine the service quality perceptions and the effectiveness of electronic services and the relationship between training and competencies. Two data collection methods which are questionnaire and observation were used to collect the data for this study. A total of 80 sets of questionnaires were distributed among the users of such services in Melaka, Malaysia. The study indicates that there is a significant positive relationship between training requirements and effectiveness. It can be implied that training of employees in the electric and energy company is a necessity for them to increase their effectiveness. Future work suggested that customer service survey should be conducted among all government and private firms especially Government lead Companies (GLC) so that they can improve their customer services.
WiFi/WiMAX Seamless Convergence with Adaptive Vertical Handover for Continuity of Internet Access  [PDF]
Rashid Abdelhaleem Saeed, Hafizal Mohamad, Mazlan Abbas, Borhanuddin Mohd Ali
Advances in Internet of Things (AIT) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ait.2011.12005
Abstract: The next generation of the wireless networks will consist of several overlapping tiers. Provision of undisrupted communication to mobile users is a challenging task. Handover delay is one of the problematic issues that users are faced in the heterogeneous networks. However, in the case of both the WiMAX and the WiFi technologies which are located at the same base station (BS), the vertical handover (VHO) delay will be less as compared with the two conventional WiMAX/WiFi heterogeneous networks with two different wireless Internet service providers (WISP). Nevertheless, protocol conversion is still adding delay and jitter for data exchange between the needed two technologies. In this paper, in order to reduce the delay in the protocol conversion, a new industrial design for WiWi (WiMAX and WiFi) adaptation layer is proposed. The realization of the interworking between these two standards is discussed and evaluated. The results show that the proposed scheme-with the scenario under study- has better performance than other related works.
An Evaluation of Lecturers Perceptions Towards Research
Izah Mohd Tahir,Nor Mazlina Abu Bakar
The Social Sciences , 2013,
Abstract: Teaching and research are two main requirements in the job descriptions of university lecturers. Other requirements in the job descriptions include organizing seminars/conferences, presenting papers at national and international levels, publishing papers/articles in refereed journals, publishing books and other scholarly activities. Through research one could acquire knowledge and disseminate to students as well as peers, which finally contribute to building competitive advantage to the university concerned. The current study reports findings from a survey, which examined the perceptions of university lecturers towards research. The findings indicate that research is essential to professional development motivated by getting promotion and salary increment. They also, shed some light on the main barrier for not doing research among university lecturers-poor statistical and econometric skills. Implications and suggestions for future research are also, provided.
Business students’ beliefs in learning mathematics
Izah Mohd. Tahir,Nor Mazlina Abu Bakar
Jurnal Kemanusiaan , 2007,
Abstract: This study explores the students' beliefs in learning mathematics in a university mathematics class. Complete data were collected from three hundred and seventy six students in three higher learning institutions enrolled in the business mathematics subject. The reliability coefficient alpha was 0.80, indicating a high degree of internal consistency for group analyses. A maximum likelihood factor analysis with a varimax rotation yielded four factors: teacher’s role, value, competency and learning. The results indicated that business students appeared to hold positive beliefs in learning mathematics. In addition, teacher’s role was the most important factor, followed by value, learning and competency. The results also indicated that there were significant differences in means between students’ beliefs based on institutions and mathematics grade. However, our results showed no significant differences in means between beliefs based on gender, secondary education and students’ major. The findings of this study could assist the relevant authorities to develop strategic planning to enhance learning mathematics among Malay students. In addition, learning mathematics does not only build students’ ability to think analytically but also develop skills of reasoning and problem solving. These are some of the important elements in environmental management which are invaluable assets to the community.
Accounting Students’ Perception on Pursuing Professional Examination
Mazlina Mustapha,Mohammad Hasmawi Abu Hassan
International Journal of Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5296/ije.v4i4.1546
Abstract: Prior studies indicate that people’s perception have an important influence on their career decisions. This study explores the accounting students’ perceptions on professional examination and the factors that influence their decisions to take the exam. Questionnaires were distributed to final year accounting students of a public university in Malaysia. About 103 questionnaires were completed and usable for the purpose of the study. Regression analysis was employed to analyse the data. The results indicate that about 70% of the respondents plan to work immediately after graduating, and only about 28% of the respondents really have the intention to pursue professional qualification. Among others, the findings reveal that the job security and stability, and opportunities for advancement as well as the students’ perception towards the profession are the three main variables found to be significant in influencing the accounting students’ decision to pursue professional examination. The results of the study appear to suggest that the educators and universities must play their role to positively influence and motivate the students to pursue professional examination. The favourable information about the profession may attract the potential students to take the challenge.
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