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Clinical Predictors for Successful Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Aamir Yousuf,Zafarullah Beigh,Raja Salman Khursheed,Aleena Shafi Jallu,Rafiq Ahmad Pampoori
International Journal of Otolaryngology , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/290265
Abstract: Objective. To assess the clinical parameters for successful uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome documented with pre- and postoperative polysomnography. Materials and Methods. A study group of 50 patients diagnosed as having OSA by full night polysomnography were assessed clinically and staged on basis of Friedman staging system. BMI and neck circumference were considered, and videoendoscopy with Muller’s maneuver was done in all to document the site of obstruction. The study group divided into surgical and nonsurgical ones. Twenty-two patients out of fifty were then selected for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. The selection of surgical group was done primarily on basis of clinical parameters like neck circumference, Friedman stage of the patient and site, and/or level of obstruction of patient. Postoperative polysomnography was done six months after surgery to document the change in AHI score. Result. The study group consists of fifty patients with mean age of years. UPPP was done in twenty-two, and the result of the surgery as defined by 50% reduction in preoperative AHI with postoperative AHI < 20/h was seen to be 95.2%. Postoperative change in AHI done after 6-month interval was seen to be statistically significant with P value < 0.001. Conclusion. UPPP is ideal option for management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in properly selected patients on the basis of Friedman stage and site of obstruction detected by videoendoscopy with Muller’s maneuver. 1. Introduction Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition, affecting 4% of men and 2% of women [1]. Currently the condition is diagnosed by history, physical examination, imaging studies, and polysomnography. Common symptoms of the condition have limited predictive value in identifying patients with OSA. The upper airway is the main anatomical site responsible for OSA. Clinical examination may point to severe retrognathia, hypertrophic tonsils, macroglossia and redundant pillars, elongated uvula, and a crowded oropharynx [2]. Endoscopic investigations have been performed in awake as well as in sleeping patients, with the pharynx in relaxed or active states, but their predictive value remains limited, both for diagnostic purposes and for identifying patients who may benefit from surgery [3]. The otolaryngologist has the unique opportunity to examine the palate, pharynx, and neck of the patient and suspect OSA when appropriate. Diagnosis of a disease is based on clinical symptoms and physical findings and is corroborated by laboratory examinations.
Myringoplasty Modification Adopted to Overcome Some Long and Short Term Surgical Issues  [PDF]
Raja Salman Khurshid, Nisar Hussain Madni
International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (IJOHNS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ijohns.2019.82008
Abstract: Objective/Hypothesis: We have tried to present some of our concerns regarding the usually adopted surgical techniques of Myringoplasty with their possible solutions. Also we have tried to present digital recordings of pre and post-operative findings in reference cases, which have been provided rarely in available literature. Pre- and post-operative pictures and videos of two representative cases are attached. Study design: This prospective study was carried out in MMABM hospital. Forty six (46) ears, 37 patients underwent tympanoplasty by the modified dual grafting technique and the results were analysed. Results: Objectives of tympanic membrane repair, dry ear, closure of AB gap, and stoppage of tinnitus if any, were achieved in all cases. Small residual perforations which healed over time were seen in two cases in cartilage deficient areas. Conclusion: Dual graft modified techniques served as an effective alternative myringoplasty technique.
Isolation, characterisation and antibacterial activity studies of coumarins from Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G. Don, Ericaceae Estudos de isolamento, caracteriza o e atividade antibacteriana de cumarinas de Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G. Don, Ericaceae
Shakeel-U-Rehman,Reehana Khan,Khursheed A. Bhat,Alsaba F. Raja
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia , 2010,
Abstract: Six coumarins daphnin (1), daphnetin (2), daphnetin glucoside (3), rhodonetin (4), rhodonin (5) and umbelliferone (6) were isolated from the methanolic extract of Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G. Don, Ericaceae (aerial part). The compounds and their acetyl derivatives were screened for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC-29213, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus ATCC-15187, Escherichia coli ATCC-8739, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC-9027 by microdilution method as compared to the reference ciprofloxacin. Compound 2 displayed the best antibacterial activity with MIC 125 μg/mL against S. aureus ATCC-29213 and MRSA ATCC-15187 followed by 4 which exhibited the MIC value of 250 μg/mL against all the four tested strains. All molecules showed better antibacterial activity than their acyl derivatives. Seis cumarinas dafinina (1), dafinetina (2), dafinetina glicosídeo (3), rodonetina (4), rodonina (5) e umbeliferona (6) foram isoladas do extrato metanólico das partes aéreas de Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G. Don, Ericaceae. Os compostos e seus derivados acetilados foram testados para verificar sua atividade antibacteriana contra Staphylococcus aureus ATCC-29213, Escherichia coli resistente à meticilina, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC-15187, ATCC-8739, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC-9027, pelo método de microdilui o, usando ciprofloxacina como referência. A substancia 2 apresentou a melhor atividade antibacteriana com o MIC 125 μg/mL contra S. aureus ATCC-29213 e MRSA ATCC-15187 seguido pela substancia 4, que apresentou o valor de CIM de 250 μg/mL contra as quatro cepas testadas. Todas as moléculas apresentaram melhor atividade antibacteriana do que seus derivados acetilados.
Isolation, characterisation and antibacterial activity studies of coumarins from Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G. Don, Ericaceae
Shakeel-U-Rehman,;Khan, Reehana;Bhat, Khursheed A.;Raja, Alsaba F.;Shawl, Abdul S.;Alam, Mohd S.;
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-695X2010005000037
Abstract: six coumarins daphnin (1), daphnetin (2), daphnetin glucoside (3), rhodonetin (4), rhodonin (5) and umbelliferone (6) were isolated from the methanolic extract of rhododendron lepidotum wall. ex g. don, ericaceae (aerial part). the compounds and their acetyl derivatives were screened for antibacterial activity against staphylococcus aureus atcc-29213, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus atcc-15187, escherichia coli atcc-8739, pseudomonas aeruginosa atcc-9027 by microdilution method as compared to the reference ciprofloxacin. compound 2 displayed the best antibacterial activity with mic 125 μg/ml against s. aureus atcc-29213 and mrsa atcc-15187 followed by 4 which exhibited the mic value of 250 μg/ml against all the four tested strains. all molecules showed better antibacterial activity than their acyl derivatives.
East Jerusalem Students’ Attitudes towards the Acquisition of Hebrew as a Second or Foreign Language in the Arab Educational System of East Jerusalem and Society’s Support  [PDF]
Salman Ilaiyan
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326151
Abstract: This is a pioneering study examining the eighth grade students’ attitudes in the Arab Education System in East Jerusalem towards learning Hebrew as a foreign/second language: their readiness to communicate in it, and the extent of the community support to learning it. The study is based on Schuman’s (1978) social theories regarding acquiring foreign/second language. The extent of the learner’s social integration in the community of the foreign/second language determines the extent of his success in acquiring the language. The study sample included 643 eighth grade students from East Jerusalem schools who are learning Hebrew as an elective subject. The study questionnaire included three parts: 1) Attitudes towards learning a foreign/second language 2) Readiness to communicate in a foreign/second language 3)The social support. The study findings indicate statistically significant positive correlation between all the measures of the following variables: 1) Attitudes towards a foreign/second language and readiness to communicate in it. 2) Attitudes towards Hebrew as a school subject got a higher positive score than attitudes towards the speakers of the language. 3) Family support (father/mother) got a higher positive score than the friends’ support, and this is following the instrumental issue. The main conclusion of the study is that there is a need to formulate a systemic and unique work plan accompanied with an addition of suitable position and budget to handle the problem of teaching Hebrew as a foreign/second language.
Difficulties Experienced by the Arab Teacher during His First Year of Teaching as a Result of Personal and Organizational Variables  [PDF]
Salman Ilaiyan
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.46053
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This pioneer study deals with difficulties faced by the beginning Arab teacher. The theoretical framework of the research is based on Veenman’s (1984) analysis, which indicates 24 difficulties faced by the beginning teacher. These difficulties have been classified into eight categories ranked in order of importance. The study seeks to identify the difficulties experienced by the beginning Arab teacher during his first year of teaching and to predict his future dissatisfaction with teaching based on those difficulties. The questionnaire drafted especially for this study was completed by 130 participants (beginning teachers). The responses were analyzed, yielding six factors of difficulty. The findings indicate difficulties involving: 1) the interpersonal communication between beginning Arab teachers on the one hand and both students and parents on the other, 2) overload, 3) didactic and disciplinary knowledge, 4) support and recognition, 5) organizational climate (school culture), and 6) satisfaction. We examined the correlation between the beginning Arab teacher’s difficulties and his dissatisfaction with his work. The research findings reveal that the organizational climate (school culture) and overload factors significantly affect the satisfaction variable. With regard to the relation between the beginning Arab teacher’s general background characteristics and his difficulties in the first year, the background variable, specialization, was found to affect the factors of difficulty.

Re-Internationalization v/s Initial Internationalization: Comparison of Modes of Operations  [PDF]
Salman Ali
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2019.91017
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Re-internationalization is defined as firms’ re-entry into international operations after they have abandoned all their previous internationalization efforts. In this paper, we report findings from a survey administered among senior-level managers of re-internationalized Indian firms where we studied the differences in firms’ choices in modes of operations during re-internationalization phase as compared to initial internationalization phase. The results from the survey indicated that firms tended to go for high involvement modes of operations during re-internationalization as compared to the relatively low involvement modes of operations undertaken during initial internationalization. This trend of going for higher involvement modes of operations was more visible in firms that had a presence in a relatively higher number of countries during the re-internationalization stage. This incremental nature of internationalization, i.e. going from initial low involvement modes of operations toward high involvement modes of operations as firms gained experience in both time and space from their initial through re-internationalization attempts, found support for the Uppsala model of internationalization. Being among the first studies on the topic, we expect this study to serve as a foundation for researchers to explore deeper related queries. This study also has meaningful practical and policy implications.

Lacanian Reading of Kamala Das's Poetic Expression
Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Qazi
Indian Streams Research Journal , 2012,
Abstract: I had expected him to take me in his arms and stroke my hair, my hands and whisper loving words - Kamala DasThis paper is simply an attempt to search for the presence of Lacanian notions of object petit and desire in Kamala Das's poetry because her poetry revolves around the theme of Love and Sex. We find her fully caught in Lacanian philosophy: “desire is always the desire of the other” (See, Seminar Bk. XI: 235). Lacanian Other refers to anything that contributes to the creation of our subjectivity or what we commonly refer to as our “selfhood”. She is critically considered to be a subjective poet and her poems are usually outcome of uncontrollable emotion. From the psycho-analytical viewpoint, her poems appear evidently an attempt at exploration of the self and social assertion of individuality.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust: A Lacanian Study of Desire and Erotica
Khursheed Ahmad Qazi
Review of Research , 2012,
Abstract: Desire is the desire of the Other - LacanOur desires, beliefs, biases, and so forth are constructed for us as a result of our immersion in the Symbolic Order, especially as that immersion is carried out by our parents and influenced by their own responses to the Symbolic Order. This is what Lacan means by his claim that “desire is always the desire of the other – Jacques Lacan
Totally Umbilical Screen Transversal Lightlike Submanifolds of Semi-Riemannian Product Manifolds  [PDF]
S. M. Khursheed Haider, Advin Maseih, Mamta Thakur
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2012.24037
Abstract: We study totally umbilical screen transversal lightlike submanifolds immersed in a semi-Riemannian product manifold and obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for induced connection ▽ on a totally umbilical radical screen transversal lightlike submanifold to be metric connection. We prove a theorem which classifies totally umbilical ST-anti-invariant lightlike submanifold immersed in a semi-Riemannian product manifold.
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