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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540364/laboratory-electrical-resistivity-studies-on-cement-stabilized-soil
#1
Nimi Ann Vincent, R Shivashankar, K N Lokesh, Jinu Mary Jacob
Electrical resistivity measurement of freshly prepared uncured and cured soil-cement materials is done and the correlations between the factors controlling the performance of soil-cement and electrical resistivity are discussed in this paper. Conventional quality control of soil-cement quite often involves wastage of a lot of material, if it does not meet the strength criteria. In this study, it is observed that, in soil-cement, resistivity follows a similar trend as unconfined compressive strength, with increase in cement content and time of curing...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536708/performance-of-sorghum-varieties-under-variable-rainfall-in-central-tanzania
#2
Barnabas M Msongaleli, S D Tumbo, N I Kihupi, Filbert B Rwehumbiza
Rainfall variability has a significant impact on crop production with manifestations in frequent crop failure in semiarid areas. This study used the parameterized APSIM crop model to investigate how rainfall variability may affect yields of improved sorghum varieties based on long-term historical rainfall and projected climate. Analyses of historical rainfall indicate a mix of nonsignificant and significant trends on the onset, cessation, and length of the growing season. The study confirmed that rainfall variability indeed affects yields of improved sorghum varieties...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529969/antioxidant-and-synergistic-antidiabetic-activities-of-a-three-plant-preparation-used-in-cameroon-folk-medicine
#3
Bruno Moukette Moukette, Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Cacral Prosper Biapa Nya, Pauline Nanfack, Francine Tankeu Nzufo, Marcel Azabji Kenfack, Jeanne Yonkeu Ngogang, Constant Anatole Pieme
Introduction. Several plant preparations like a mixture of aqueous extracts of Spilanthes africana; Portulaca oleracea; and Sida rhombifolia are currently utilized in Foumban (West Cameroon) to manage diabetes. The aim of this study is to investigate the antidiabetic property of the aqueous mixture of three plant extracts (1 : 1 : 1) on streptozotocin induced diabetes rats. Methods. Diabetes was induced to rats by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of streptozotocin (STZ) at a dose of 50 mg/kg b.w...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523288/extracellular-xylanopectinolytic-enzymes-by-bacillus-subtilis-adi1-from-efb-s-compost
#4
Muhammad Hariadi Nawawi, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Paridah Md Tahir, Wan Zuhainis Saad
Microbial xylanase and pectinase are two extremely valuable enzymes, which have captivated much attention. This can be seen from the increased demand for these enzymes by many industrial sectors. This study investigates the isolation and screening of extracellular xylanopectinolytic enzymes-producing bacteria in a submerged fermentation (SmF). Samples are collected from the compost of empty fruit bunch (EFB) at Biocompost Pilot Plant, located at Biorefinery Plant, Universiti Putra Malaysia. From the experiment, out of 20 isolates, 11 isolates show xylanase or/and pectinase activity, and only one isolate (EFB-11) shows the concurrent activities of xylanase and pectinase...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487878/interactions-of-nitrogen-source-and-rate-and-weed-removal-timing-relative-to-nitrogen-content-in-corn-and-weeds-and-corn-grain-yield
#5
Alexandra M Knight, Wesley J Everman, David L Jordan, Ronnie W Heiniger, T Jot Smyth
Adequate fertility combined with effective weed management is important in maximizing corn (Zea mays L.) grain yield. Corn uptake of nitrogen (N) is dependent upon many factors including weed species and density and the rate and formulation of applied N fertilizer. Understanding interactions among corn, applied N, and weeds is important in developing management strategies. Field studies were conducted in North Carolina to compare corn and weed responses to urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), sulfur-coated urea (SCU), and composted poultry litter (CPL) when a mixture of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri S...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487877/preoperative-fasting-among-adult-patients-for-elective-surgery-in-a-kenyan-referral-hospital
#6
George Njoroge, Lucy Kivuti-Bitok, Samuel Kimani
Background. Preoperative fasting (POF) is physiologically and precautionary important during anesthesia and surgery. POF from midnight has been practiced despite the recommended shorter practice. Objective. Assessing preoperative fasting among adult patients scheduled for elective surgery at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study involving 65 surgical patients. A questionnaire of mixed questions on demographics, reasons, source of instructions, opinion on instructions, time, premedication practices, outcome, and complains on NPO was used...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466067/predictive-regression-equations-of-flowmetric-and-spirometric-peak-expiratory-flow-in-healthy-moroccan-adults
#7
Khalid Bouti, Iliass Maouni, Jouda Benamor, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Introduction. PEF has never been characterized among healthy Moroccan adults. The objective of this study is to describe the values of PEF among healthy Moroccan adults, to study its relationship with anthropometric parameters (gender, age, height, and weight), to compare spirometric and flowmetric PEF, to establish the prediction equations for PEF, and to study the correlation between PEF and FEV1. Methods. Cross-sectional study conducted between May and June 2016. It involved healthy nonsmoking volunteers living in Tetouan, Morocco, gathered through a mobile stand realization of spirometry and peak flow measurements...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421208/enhancing-tumor-detection-in-ir-uwb-breast-cancer-system
#8
Sara Fouad, Reda Ghoname, Abd Elmonem Elmahdy, Abd Elhalim Zekry
An ultra-wideband (UWB) microwave system for breast cancer detection is presented. The proposed system includes monocycle pulse generator, antipodal Vivaldi antenna, breast model, and calibration algorithm for tumor detection. Firstly, our pulse generator employs transmission gate in glitch generator to achieve several advantages such as low power consumption and low ringing level. Secondly, the antipodal Vivaldi antenna is designed assuming FR4 dielectric substrate material, and developed antenna element (80 × 80 mm(2)) features a -10 dB return loss and bandwidth ranges from 2...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386585/comprehensive-histological-and-immunochemical-forensic-studies-in-deaths-occurring-in-custody
#9
REVIEW
Kenneth Nugent, Menfil A Orellana-Barrios, Dolores Buscemi
In-custody deaths have several causes, and these include homicide, suicide, natural death from chronic diseases, and unexplained death possibly related to acute stress, asphyxia, excited delirium, and drug intoxication. In some instances, these deaths are attributed to undefined accidents and natural causes even though there is no obvious natural cause apparent after investigation. Understanding these deaths requires a comprehensive investigation, including documentation of circumstances surrounding the death, review of past medical history, drug and toxicology screens, and a forensic autopsy...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378012/computational-acoustic-beamforming-for-noise-source-identification-for-small-wind-turbines
#10
Ping Ma, Fue-Sang Lien, Eugene Yee
This paper develops a computational acoustic beamforming (CAB) methodology for identification of sources of small wind turbine noise. This methodology is validated using the case of the NACA 0012 airfoil trailing edge noise. For this validation case, the predicted acoustic maps were in excellent conformance with the results of the measurements obtained from the acoustic beamforming experiment. Following this validation study, the CAB methodology was applied to the identification of noise sources generated by a commercial small wind turbine...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299350/orthodontic-management-in-aggressive-periodontitis
#11
REVIEW
Rajesh Gyawali, Bhagabat Bhattarai
Aggressive periodontitis is a type of periodontitis with early onset and rapid progression and mostly affecting young adults who occupy a large percentage of orthodontic patients. The role of the orthodontist is important in screening the disease, making a provisional diagnosis, and referring it to a periodontist for immediate treatment. The orthodontist should be aware of the disease not only before starting the appliance therapy, but also during and after the active mechanotherapy. The orthodontic treatment plan, biomechanics, and appliance system may need to be modified to deal with the teeth having reduced periodontal support...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286862/consistency-test-between-scoring-systems-for-predicting-outcomes-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-a-saudi-population-treated-with-imatinib
#12
Haneen R Banjar, Enaam Alsobhi
Inconsistency in prognostic scores occurs where two different risk categories are applied to the same chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient. This study evaluated common scoring systems for identifying risk groups based on patients' molecular responses to select the best prognostic score when conflict prognoses are obtained from patient profiles. We analyzed 104 patients diagnosed with CML and treated at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia, who were monitored for major molecular response (achieving a BCR-ABL1 transcript level equal to or less than 0...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280770/a-tool-to-simulate-the-transmission-reception-and-execution-of-interactive-tv-applications
#13
Manoel Carvalho Marques Neto, Raoni Kulesza, Thiago Rodrigues, Felipe A L Machado, Celso A S Santos
The emergence of Interactive Digital Television (iDTV) opened a set of technological possibilities that go beyond those offered by conventional TV. Among these opportunities we can highlight interactive contents that run together with linear TV program (television service where the viewer has to watch a scheduled TV program at the particular time it is offered and on the particular channel it is presented on). However, developing interactive contents for this new platform is not as straightforward as, for example, developing Internet applications...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251175/translation-and-validation-of-modified-dental-anxiety-scale-the-nepali-version
#14
Jamal Giri, Prabhat Ranjan Pokharel, Rajesh Gyawali, Bhushan Bhattarai
Introduction. For proper management of anxious dental patients it is imperative to assess their levels of dental anxiety before treatment. Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) is the most commonly used questionnaire to assess dental anxiety. But a Nepali version of MDAS is still lacking. Hence, the objective of this study was to develop a reliable and valid Nepali version of MDAS. Materials and Methods. The English version of the MDAS was translated into Nepali following a forward and backward translation process...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116350/efficient-data-transfer-rate-and-speed-of-secured-ethernet-interface-system
#15
Shaila Ghanti, G M Naik
Embedded systems are extensively used in home automation systems, small office systems, vehicle communication systems, and health service systems. The services provided by these systems are available on the Internet and these services need to be protected. Security features like IP filtering, UDP protection, or TCP protection need to be implemented depending on the specific application used by the device. Every device on the Internet must have network interface. This paper proposes the design of the embedded Secured Ethernet Interface System to protect the service available on the Internet against the SYN flood attack...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074194/returning-for-hiv-test-results-a-systematic-review-of-barriers-and-facilitators
#16
REVIEW
Patrice Ngangue, Emmanuelle Bedard, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Julie Payne-Gagnon, Claudia Fournier, Jeannette Afounde, Marie-Pierre Gagnon
This systematic review aims to identify factors that facilitate or hinder the return for HIV test results. Four electronic databases were searched. Two independent reviewers selected eligible publications based on inclusion/exclusion criteria. Quantitative studies published since 1985 were included. Thirty-six studies were included in the final review. Individual level barriers included sociodemographic characteristics, such as being a male, of young age and low education level, risk behaviours such as injecting drugs, having multiple sexual partners, and psychosocial factors...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044145/a-new-class-of-almost-ricci-solitons-and-their-physical-interpretation
#17
K L Duggal
We establish a link between a connection symmetry, called conformal collineation, and almost Ricci soliton (in particular Ricci soliton) in reducible Ricci symmetric semi-Riemannian manifolds. As a physical application, by investigating the kinematic and dynamic properties of almost Ricci soliton manifolds, we present a physical model of imperfect fluid spacetimes. This model gives a general relation between the physical quantities (u, μ, p, α, η, σij ) of the matter tensor of the field equations and does not provide any exact solution...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975082/the-association-of-hepatitis-c-serological-status-with-several-risk-factors-in-indonesia
#18
Noer Endah Pracoyo, Made Ayu Lely Suratri, Roselinda Roselinda, Vivi Setiawaty
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver commonly caused by viral infection such as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E but it is also possible by other causes. Infection with hepatitis C virus is also referred to as a disguise because the early infection is often asymptomatic that often goes undetected. This study aims at determining the several associated risk factors with hepatitis C serological status. The study design is cross-sectional. The biomedical data collection was carried out in 33 provinces in Indonesia with a population in urban blocks, census in Indonesia, where the sample is all household members over the age of one year from selected households by signing the informed consent...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882342/the-impact-of-duodenal-diverticuli-and-the-execution-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreaticography
#19
R J L F Loffeld, P E P Dekkers
Introduction. Duodenal diverticuli alter the anatomy of the papillary region and can make an ERCP difficult. Aim. To study the outcome of ERCP in cases of duodenal diverticuli. Patients and Methods. Consecutive ERCPs in a period of 24 years were included. Endoscopy reports were studied for presence of diverticuli. Success of the procedure and findings were noted. Clinical records were searched for clinical presentation of the patient. Patients without duodenal diverticuli were used as comparison. Results. 2795 procedures were done in 2092 patients...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872898/the-impact-of-variable-wind-shear-coefficients-on-risk-reduction-of-wind-energy-projects
#20
Kenneth W Corscadden, Allan Thomson, Behrang Yoonesi, Josiah McNutt
Estimation of wind speed at proposed hub heights is typically achieved using a wind shear exponent or wind shear coefficient (WSC), variation in wind speed as a function of height. The WSC is subject to temporal variation at low and high frequencies, ranging from diurnal and seasonal variations to disturbance caused by weather patterns; however, in many cases, it is assumed that the WSC remains constant. This assumption creates significant error in resource assessment, increasing uncertainty in projects and potentially significantly impacting the ability to control gird connected wind generators...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
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