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Zubia Veqar, Mohammed Ejaz Hussain
OBJECTIVE: Insomnia severity index (ISI) is a widely used scale in various demographic groups but its psychometric properties have not been established in a sample of Indian subjects. This study was conducted as a preliminary study to extend and confirm the applicability of ISI to an Indian population of university students and to establish its correlation with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among the student population of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, with due approval by the institutional ethical committee...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Md Dilshad Manzar, Wassilatul Zannat, M Ejaz Hussain, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S Bahammam, Doaa Barakat, Nwakile Izuchukwu Ojike, Awad Olaish, D Warren Spence
PURPOSE: To explore and validate the factor structure of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in the collegiate young adults. METHODS: Six hundred university students were initially contacted and invited to participate in a survey of their sleep experience and history. Of this preliminary sample 418 of the students (age = 20.92 ± 1.81 years, BMI = 23.30 ± 2.57 kg/m(2)) fulfilled the screening criteria and ultimately completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a self-report survey of respondents' sleep habits and sleep quality...
2016: SpringerPlus
Larry F Chu, Audun Utengen, Bassam Kadry, Sarah E Kucharski, Hugo Campos, Jamia Crockett, Nick Dawson, Kevin A Clauson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Dane T Plaza, Jamia L Mealy, J Nicholas Lane, M Neal Parsons, Abigail S Bathrick, Donia P Slack
In forensic science, biological material is typically collected from evidence via wet/dry double swabbing with cotton swabs, which is effective but can visibly damage an item's surface. When an item's appearance must be maintained, dry swabbing and tape-lifting may be employed as collection techniques that are visually nondestructive to substrates' surfaces. This study examined the efficacy of alternative swab matrices and adhesive lifters when collecting blood and fingerprints from glass, painted drywall, 100% cotton, and copy paper...
March 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Md Dilshad Manzar, Mohammad Muntafa Rajput, Wassilatul Zannat, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S BaHammam, M Ejaz Hussain
PURPOSE: To study spontaneous K-complex (KC) densities during slow-wave sleep. The secondary objective was to estimate intra-non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep differences in KC density. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a retrospective study using EEG data included in polysomnographic records from the archive at the sleep research laboratory of the Centre for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, India. The EEG records of 4459 minutes were used...
2016: PloS One
Sherry Chavis, Vicki Wagner, Melanie Becker, Mercelita I Bowerman, Mary Shirley Jamias
Evidence of the harmful effects of surgical smoke has been recognized in the literature and by professional organizations for many years, yet surgical smoke continues to pose a safety hazard for patients and perioperative personnel. A team of perioperative nurses and educators sought to improve compliance with policies and procedures for surgical smoke management in the OR. The team quantified smoke-evacuator use, assessed staff members' knowledge using a pre-education survey, and presented a three-part multimodal education program...
March 2016: AORN Journal
Dong Han, Shuang Wang, Chao Jiang, Xiaoqian Jiang, Hyeon-Eui Kim, Jimeng Sun, Lucila Ohno-Machado
Biomedical Informatics is a growing interdisciplinary field in which research topics and citation trends have been evolving rapidly in recent years. To analyze these data in a fast, reproducible manner, automation of certain processes is needed. JAMIA is a "generalist" journal for biomedical informatics. Its articles reflect the wide range of topics in informatics. In this study, we retrieved Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms and citations of JAMIA articles published between 2009 and 2014. We use tensors (i...
November 2015: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Md Dilshad Manzar, Jamal A Moiz, Wassilatul Zannat, David W Spence, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, M Ejaz Hussain
OBJECTIVES: Despite the demonstrated utility of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in various demographic groups, it has never been validated in a sample of Indian subjects. To extend and confirm the PSQI's applicability for South Asian subjects, this preliminary study aimed to assess its psychometric and diagnostic validity in a sample of university students. METHODS: Forty-seven male students were recruited from Jamia Millia Islamia, a public central university in New Delhi, India...
May 2015: Oman Medical Journal
Juriyati Jalil, Carla W Sabandar, Norizan Ahmat, Jamia A Jamal, Ibrahim Jantan, Nor-Ashila Aladdin, Kartiniwati Muhammad, Fhataheya Buang, Hazni Falina Mohamad, Idin Sahidin
The crude methanol extracts and fractions of the root and stem barks of Dillenia serrata Thunb. showed 64% to 73% inhibition on the production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in lipopolysaccharide-induced human whole blood using a radioimmunoassay technique. Three triterpenoids isolated from the root bark of the plant, koetjapic (1), 3-oxoolean-12-en-30-oic (2), and betulinic (3) acids, exhibited significant concentration-dependent inhibitory effects on PGE2 production with IC50 values of 1.05, 1.54, and 2.59 μM, respectively, as compared with the positive control, indomethacin (IC50 = 0...
2015: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Deepika Shukla, Deepika Bablani, Aman Chowdhry, Raveena Thapar, Puneet Gupta, Shashwat Mishra
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of certain oral characteristics usually associated with Down syndrome and to determine the oral health status of these patients. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted among patients attending a special education program at Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India. The study design consisted of closed-ended questions on demographic characteristics (age, sex, and education and income of parents), dietary habits, and oral hygiene habits...
December 2014: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
Dane T Plaza, Jamia L Mealy, J Nicholas Lane, M Neal Parsons, Abigail S Bathrick, Donia P Slack
The ability to detect and non-destructively collect biological samples for DNA processing would benefit the forensic community by preserving the physical integrity of evidentiary items for more thorough evaluations by other forensic disciplines. The Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA®) was systemically evaluated for its ability to non-destructively collect DNA from latent fingerprints deposited on various paper substrates for short tandem repeat (STR) DNA profiling. Fingerprints were deposited on a variety of paper substrates that included resume paper, cotton paper, magazine paper, currency, copy paper, and newspaper...
May 2015: Forensic Science International. Genetics
Mahfoozur Rahman, Mohammad Zaki Ahmad, Javed Ahmad, Jamia Firdous, Farhan Jalees Ahmad, Gohar Mushtaq, Mohammad A Kamal, Sohail Akhter
Graphene and its modified nano-composites have gained much attention in recent times in cancer therapy as nanotheranostics due to low production cost, ease in synthesis and physicochemical properties (ultra-large surface area with planar structure and π-π conjugation with the unsaturated and aromatic drugs/biomolecules) being favorable for multiple payloads and drug targeting. Yet, graphene nano-composites are a relatively new and rapid development. The adoption of graphene nano-composites in cancer nanobiomedicine research raises questions about in vivo metabolism and disposition as well as biological interaction and safety profile of these nano-particles...
2015: Current Drug Metabolism
A K M Moyeenul Huq, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Johnson Stanslas
Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Delarbre, belonging to Polygonaceae family, is a common weed found in most of the temperate countries including Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, and Japan. The plant is also referred to as "marsh pepper" or "smart weed." It appears to be a useful herb with evidence-based medicinal properties. The present work addresses the botanical description, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of P. hydropiper. All plant parts have been commonly used in the traditional systems of medicines...
2014: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Xiaoqian Jiang, Krystal Tse, Shuang Wang, Son Doan, Hyeoneui Kim, Lucila Ohno-Machado
In a growing interdisciplinary field like biomedical informatics, information dissemination and citation trends are changing rapidly due to many factors. To understand these factors better, we analyzed the evolution of the number of articles per major biomedical informatics topic, download/online view frequencies, and citation patterns (using Web of Science) for articles published from 2009 to 2012 in JAMIA. The number of articles published in JAMIA increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, and there were some topic differences in the last 4 years...
December 2013: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Shaheen Akhtar Khan, Veena Sharma
The study was conducted to assess computer-related health problems among post-graduate nursing students and to develop a Self Instructional Module for prevention of computer-related health problems in a selected university situated in Delhi. A descriptive survey with co-relational design was adopted. A total of 97 samples were selected from different faculties of Jamia Hamdard by multi stage sampling with systematic random sampling technique. Among post-graduate students, majority of sample subjects had average compliance with computer-related ergonomics principles...
January 2013: Nursing Journal of India
Upendra Nagaich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2013: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
Upendra Nagaich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
Fowad Khurshid, Mohammed Aqil, Mohammad Shamshir Alam, Prem Kapur, Krishna K Pillai
UNLABELLED: HASH(0x4176058) AIM: To monitor the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) caused by antihypertensive medicines prescribed in a university teaching hospital. METHODS: The present work was an open, non-comparative, observational study conducted on hypertensive patients attending the Medicine OPD of Majeedia Hospital, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India by conducting patient interviews and recording the data on ADR monitoring form as recommended by Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Government of India...
2012: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Cirle Alcantara Warren, Eternity Labio, Raul Destura, Jesus Emmanuel Sevilleja, Jade D Jamias, Ma Lourdes O Daez
Amoebiasis is a common cause of non-specific colitis in the Philippines. The prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection with colitis is unknown. Empiric use of metronidazole for colitis treatment is widely practiced. We investigated the association of C. difficile or Entamoeba histolytica infection with endoscopically/histopathologically proven colitis among adults in the Philippines. Two hundred and ten patients undergoing colonoscopy were enrolled. Demographic and clinical data were reviewed. Stool specimens were assayed for C...
July 2012: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Yew Keong Choong, Xiangdong Chen, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Qiuying Wang, Jin Lan
Spaceflight represents a complex environmental condition. Space mutagenesis breeding has achieved marked results over the years. The objective of this study is to determine the chemical changes in medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum cultivated after spaceflight in 1999. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and two-dimensional infrared (2DIR) correlation spectroscopy were used in analysis. The sample Sx and its control Cx showed the least dissimilarities in one-dimensional FTIR spectra, but absorbance of Sx is twice as high as Cx...
2012: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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