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  1. Abdul Matin

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Abdul Matin. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 118 Issue 4 August 2009 pp 379-390. Deformation mechanisms in the frontal Lesser Himalayan Duplex in Sikkim Himalaya, India · Abdul Matin Sweety Mazumdar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  2. Abdul Jamil Urfi

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Abdul Jamil Urfi. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 8 Issue 7 July 2003 pp 22-32 General Article. Breeding Ecology of Birds - Why do Some Species Nest Singly While Others are Colonial? Abdul Jamil Urfi · More Details ...

  3. M Abdul Khadar

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. M Abdul Khadar. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 23 Issue 5 October 2000 pp 361-367 Nanomaterials. Dielectric properties of nanophase Ag2HgI4 and Ag2HgI4–Al2O3 nanocomposites · S Sankara Narayanan Potty M Abdul Khadar · More Details ...

  4. A S M Abdul Awal

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Sadhana. A S M Abdul Awal. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 40 Issue 6 September 2015 pp 1989-1999. Influence of palm oil fuel ash on fresh and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete · Hossein Mohammadhosseini A S M Abdul Awal Abdul Haq Ehsan · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  5. a s m abdul awal

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Sadhana. A S M ABDUL AWAL. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 41 Issue 10 October 2016 pp 1235-1244. Mechanical and thermal properties of prepacked aggregate concrete incorporating palm oil fuel ash · HOSSEIN MOHAMMADHOSSEINI A S M ABDUL AWAL ABDUL RAHMAN MOHD SAM.

  6. Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 36 Issue 6 November 2013 pp 1103-1113. Thermal characteristics and corrosion behaviour of Mg–Zn alloys for biomedical applications · Amir Fereidouni Lotfabadi Mohd Hasbullah Idris ...

  7. Ali, Dr Moizuddin Abdul Salim

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    ... Section: Animal Sciences. Ali, Dr Moizuddin Abdul Salim D.Sc. (Andhra), D.Sc. (h.c.), FNA. Date of birth: 12 November 1896. Date of death: 20 June 1987. Specialization: Ecology, Zoogeography, Nature Conservation, Ornithology Last known address: No. 46, Pali Hill, Bombay 400 050. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  8. Expanding the Qawm: Culturally Savvy Counterinsurgency and Nation-Building in Afghanistan

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    2010-03-31

    Durrani, Ghilzai, Wazir , Mehsud, Jaji, and Mangal are ostensibly tribal, but do not necessarily draw their identity from membership in the Pashtun...2004, and win re-election in 2009. Warlords Muhammad Fahim, Ismail Khan, Abdul Rashid Dostum, and others all received appointments within Karzai’s...Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan: The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863) (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 1997), 151. The state has been willing

  9. Prevalent Poisonings in Adolescents and Adults in Dubai: A Compendium from Rashid Hospital

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    Fahad Akhtar Hameed

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Profile of acute poisonings varies from country to country depending on the ease of availability of substances and socio-economic condition of people; however, very little information from the United Arab Emirates (UAE have been published, so far. This study was designed to find out the most common causes of overdose and poisoning in patients admitted to the emergency department of Rashid Hospital (RH, Dubai, UAE. Methods: In this retrospective cross sectional study, medical records of poisoned patients admitted to RH from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012 were reviewed. Demographic data, types of substances used, intention, length of hospital stay and outcomes were recorded in pre-designed checklists. Results: Overall, 163 patients were studied that among them gender distribution was relatively equal (male: female = 1.04: 1. Mean age of patients was 30.3 ± 11.5 and most patients were in the age group of 20 to 29 years age old (41.7%. Rgarding the type of poisons, the majority of patients were poisoned with pharmaceuticals (55.8% followed by chemical substances (23.3%. In pharmaceutical poisonings, most cases were due to multi-drug ingestion (22.6%, followed by ingestion of paracetamol (14.1% and benzodiazepines (4.3%. Considering the gender distribution, women were significantly more involved with pharmaceutical poisoning (P = 0.046, while venomous envenomation occurred only in men indicating a significant difference (P = 0.004. In chemical poisoning, most cases were due to ingestion of corrosive agents (19%. Suicidal poisoning was significantly more common in women (P < 0.001, while abuse was significantly more common in men (P < 0.001. Length of hospital stay averaged on 8.1 days. Only 3 patients died during the admission (mortality rate: 1.8%. Conclusion: Study on, training for and prevention of poisoning should receive more attention in the UAE. Over-the-counter drugs especially paracetamol should be prescribed in a more

  10. Tšetšeenia uus liider on Abdul-Halim Saidullajev

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    2005-01-01

    Mõrvatud Tšetšeenia presidendi Aslan Mashadovi asemel saab kuni vabade valimiste toimumiseni Tšetšeenias kõigi sõjaliste ja poliitiliste struktuuride juhiks ning presidendi kohusetäitjaks Abdul-Halim Saidullajev

  11. Assessment of sediment quality collected from the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Mohd Suhaimi Elias; Mohd Suhaimi Hamzah; Shamsiah Abdul Rahman; Siong, Wee Boon; Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim

    2012-01-01

    Assessment of source and sediment quality was carried out on marine sediments collected from the Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park. Enrichment factors (EF), pollution load index (PLI) and geo-accumulation index (Igeo) were used to identify the sources of pollution, degree of contamination and sediment quality, respectively. Elemental analyses of marine sediment samples were performed by using the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). Results from the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park of Sabah indicated that most of the elements are considered to be from lithological or natural origin with EF values of less than 2 except for As (10 stations), Cr (3 stations), Lu (5 stations), Mg (2 stations), Sb (6 stations) and U (3 stations). For the sediment quality, most of the study area can be categorised as unpolluted for most of the elements (Igeo value < 2) except for As, Cr, Lu, Mg, Sb and U. A few study areas were slightly low contaminated with As, Cr, Lu, Mg, Sb and U. The contamination of As, Cr, Lu, Mg, Sb and U in the study area can be categorised as moderate with Igeo values ranged from 1 to 2. Meanwhile, the results of PLI value for sediment were ranged from 0.93 to 1.47 (PLI < 50) indicating there are not required to perform drastic rectification measures for the screening of the elements in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Overall, assessment of the sediment quality at the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park showed a few elements such as As, Cr, Lu, Mg, Sb and U were slightly enriched while most of the elements were similar to background values. (author)

  12. Interns’ perceived abuse during their undergraduate training at King Abdul Aziz University

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    Iftikhar R

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Rahila Iftikhar,1 Razaz Tawfiq,2 Salem Barabie2 1Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2General Practice Department, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Background and objectives: Abuse occurs in all workplaces, including the medical field. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perceived abuse among medical students, the types of abuse experienced during medical training, the source of abuse, and the perceived barriers to reporting abuse. Method: This cross-sectional survey was conducted between September 2013 and January 2014 among medical graduates of King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. The survey questionnaire was designed to gather information regarding the frequency with which participants perceived themselves to have experienced abuse, the type of abuse, the source of abuse, and the reasons for nonreporting of perceived abuse. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Result: Of the 186 students enrolled in this study, 169 (90.9% reported perceiving some form of abuse during medical school training. Perceived abuse was most often verbal (86.6%, although academic abuse (73.1%, sex discrimination (38.7%, racial or ethnic discrimination (29.0%, physical abuse (18.8%, religious discrimination (15.1%, and sexual harassment (8.6% were also reported. Professors were most often cited as the sources of perceived abuse, followed by associate professors, demonstrators (or assistant teaching staff, and assistant professors. The Internal Medicine Department was the most frequently cited department where students perceived themselves to have experienced abuse. Only 14.8% of the students reported the abuse to a third party. Conclusion: The self-reported prevalence of medical student abuse at King Abdul Aziz University is high. A proper system for reporting abuse and for supporting victims of abuse should be set up, to promote a good learning environment. Keywords: maltreatment

  13. 77 FR 68882 - The Designation of Qari Zakir, Also Known as Abdul Rauf, as a Specially Designated Global...

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    2012-11-16

    ... the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the... determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8088] The Designation of Qari Zakir, Also Known as Abdul Rauf...

  14. Sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) pollution in marine sediment from Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Mohd Suhaimi Elias; Abdul Khalid Wood; Zaleha Hashim; Mohd Suhaimi Hamzah; Shamsiah Abdul Rahman; Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim

    2011-01-01

    The concentrations of parent and alkyl Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in marine sediment samples collected from Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah were determined by using GC-MS. The ratio of anthracene to anthracene plus phenanthrene, fluoranthene to fluoranthene plus pyrene, benz[a]anthracene to benz[a]anthracene plus chrysene and indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene to indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene plus benzo[g,h,i]perylene, compounds were used to identify the sources of PAHs pollution. The total concentration of parent and alkyl PAHs are ranged from 121.7 to 191.5 ng/ g dry weight. The concentrations of PAHs pollution in sediments were categorised as a moderate polluted. The ratio values of PAHs compound indicate the origin source of PAHs pollutions in marine sediment sample of Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park were originated from fossil fuel combustion (pyrolytic). (author)

  15. Suitability of various plant derived gelling agents as agar substitute ...

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    Suitability of various plant derived gelling agents as agar substitute in microbiological growth media. Abdul Mateen, Shaukat Hussain, Shams Ur Rehman, Basharat Mahmood, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Abdul Rashid, Majid Sohail, Muhammad Farooq, S Jawad Ahmed Shah ...

  16. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infections among patients referred for endoscopy at Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim

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    Ranita Kirubakaran

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori infection according to age, gender, ethnicity, and endoscopic finding and to study the association between smoking and alcohol consumption with H. pylori infection. Methods: A retrospective observational study on 582 consecutive patients referred for endoscopy with H. pylori tested was conducted in Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim from 1st of January 2013 till 31st of December 2013. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s Chi-square, Fisher’s exact test and binary logistic regression with SPSS version 16. Results: Out of the 582 patients, 74 (12.7% were positive for H. pylori infection. Among those with H. pylori infection, 42 (56.8% were female. Infection was highest in the age group of 51 to 60 years old, 25 (33.8% with the mean (SD age of 52.9 (14.9 years. From the endoscopic finding, erosions, 38 (51.4% had the highest H. pylori positive cases. H. pylori infection was commonly found among Indians (36.3%; 41/113 followed by Chinese (17.6%, 18/102 and Malays (4.1%; 15/367 (P 0.05. Conclusions: The increased risk of H. pylori infection in Indians might be due to the unusual socio-cultural practices and difference in diet which may be responsible for the transmission of the infection. Therefore, further studies are warranted.

  17. Kritik atas Penafsiran Abdul Moqsith Ghazali tentang Keselamatan Non-Muslim

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    Asep Setiawan

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the interpretation of Abdul Moqsith Ghazali to al Baqarah [2]: 62 and al-Maidah [5]: 69, on the salvation of non-Muslim community according to religious pluralism. He used three methods of interpretation, which are tafsîr mauḍû’i, uṣûl al-fiqh, and hermeneutics. He said that the combination of them will produce a full understanding. Even so, the results are not as expected. Moqsith interprets the verses that seemed to support the idea of pluralism textually, until reject the interpretation of mufassirîn. He concludes that two verses above, do not explain about the obligation of Jews, Christians, and Shabiah in order to believe in Prophet Muhammad, but only explain about the obligation to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and do good deeds as defined in their holy books. Thus, according to him, the Qur’an does not only recognize religious teachings and people of other religions, however, they will be saved by God as far as they practice their religion. It is clear that the results of the interpretation of Moqsith very contradictory and not in accordance with interpretations of the Muslim scholars. Because of Moqsith’s weakness in method of interpretation, so create a partial understanding that the Qur’an legalizes religious pluralism. On the contrary, it is clear that the majority of mufassirûn did not argue that way.

  18. Ecological risk assessment of elemental pollution in sediment from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Elias, Md Suhaimi; Hamzah, Mohd Suhaimi; Rahman, Shamsiah Ab; Salim, Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah; Siong, Wee Boon; Sanuri, Ezwiza

    2014-01-01

    Eleven (11) surface sediment samples were collected from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah. The neutron activation analysis (NAA) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques were applied for the determinations metal contents and their distributions in sediment samples. The results shown that Arsenic (As) concentrations are enriched at all sampling stations except for station TAR 09, with enrichment factor (EF) values ranged from 1.1 to 7.2. The elements such as Cd, Cr, Sb and U showed enrichment at a few stations and other elements (Cr, Cu, Pb, Th, Zn) shown as background levels in all stations. Degrees of contamination in this study were calculated base on concentrations of six elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn). TAR 11 station can be categorized as very high degree of contamination with degree of contamination value of 43.2. TAR 07 station can be categorized as a considerable degree of contamination (contamination value of 16.9). Six stations (TAR 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10) showed moderate degree of contamination, with contamination values ranging from 8.0 to 16.0. TAR 02 and TAR 09 stations showed low degree of contaminations ( I ) with RI value is 916. TAR 07 and TAR 10 showed moderate ecological risk index with R I value 263 and 213, respectively. Other stations showed low ecological risk with RI values ranging from 42.3 to 117 (< 150). Very high ecological risk index could give an adverse effect to the benthic organism. The data obtained from the enrichment factor, degree of contamination and ecological risk index provided vital information, which can be used for future comparison. Information from the present study will be useful to the relevant government agencies and authorities in preparing preventive action to control direct discharge of heavy metals from industries, agro-base activities and domestic waste to the rivers and the sea

  19. Ecological risk assessment of elemental pollution in sediment from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Elias, Md Suhaimi; Hamzah, Mohd Suhaimi; Rahman, Shamsiah Ab; Salim, Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah; Siong, Wee Boon; Sanuri, Ezwiza

    2014-02-01

    Eleven (11) surface sediment samples were collected from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah. The neutron activation analysis (NAA) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques were applied for the determinations metal contents and their distributions in sediment samples. The results shown that Arsenic (As) concentrations are enriched at all sampling stations except for station TAR 09, with enrichment factor (EF) values ranged from 1.1 to 7.2. The elements such as Cd, Cr, Sb and U showed enrichment at a few stations and other elements (Cr, Cu, Pb, Th, Zn) shown as background levels in all stations. Degrees of contamination in this study were calculated base on concentrations of six elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn). TAR 11 station can be categorized as very high degree of contamination with degree of contamination value of 43.2. TAR 07 station can be categorized as a considerable degree of contamination (contamination value of 16.9). Six stations (TAR 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10) showed moderate degree of contamination, with contamination values ranging from 8.0 to 16.0. TAR 02 and TAR 09 stations showed low degree of contaminations (< 8.0). TAR 11 showed very high ecological risk index (RI) with RI value is 916. TAR 07 and TAR 10 showed moderate ecological risk index with RI value 263 and 213, respectively. Other stations showed low ecological risk with RI values ranging from 42.3 to 117 (< 150). Very high ecological risk index could give an adverse effect to the benthic organism. The data obtained from the enrichment factor, degree of contamination and ecological risk index provided vital information, which can be used for future comparison. Information from the present study will be useful to the relevant government agencies and authorities in preparing preventive action to control direct discharge of heavy metals from industries, agro-base activities and domestic waste to the rivers and the sea.

  20. Ecological risk assessment of elemental pollution in sediment from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Elias, Md Suhaimi; Hamzah, Mohd Suhaimi; Rahman, Shamsiah Ab; Salim, Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah; Siong, Wee Boon; Sanuri, Ezwiza [Analytical Chemistry Application Group, Waste and Environmental Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi 43000, Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-02-12

    Eleven (11) surface sediment samples were collected from Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah. The neutron activation analysis (NAA) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques were applied for the determinations metal contents and their distributions in sediment samples. The results shown that Arsenic (As) concentrations are enriched at all sampling stations except for station TAR 09, with enrichment factor (EF) values ranged from 1.1 to 7.2. The elements such as Cd, Cr, Sb and U showed enrichment at a few stations and other elements (Cr, Cu, Pb, Th, Zn) shown as background levels in all stations. Degrees of contamination in this study were calculated base on concentrations of six elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn). TAR 11 station can be categorized as very high degree of contamination with degree of contamination value of 43.2. TAR 07 station can be categorized as a considerable degree of contamination (contamination value of 16.9). Six stations (TAR 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10) showed moderate degree of contamination, with contamination values ranging from 8.0 to 16.0. TAR 02 and TAR 09 stations showed low degree of contaminations (< 8.0). TAR 11 showed very high ecological risk index (R{sub I}) with RI value is 916. TAR 07 and TAR 10 showed moderate ecological risk index with R{sub I} value 263 and 213, respectively. Other stations showed low ecological risk with RI values ranging from 42.3 to 117 (< 150). Very high ecological risk index could give an adverse effect to the benthic organism. The data obtained from the enrichment factor, degree of contamination and ecological risk index provided vital information, which can be used for future comparison. Information from the present study will be useful to the relevant government agencies and authorities in preparing preventive action to control direct discharge of heavy metals from industries, agro-base activities and domestic waste to the rivers and the sea.

  1. The Academic, Administrative, Economic, Social, and Psychological Problems Faced by Students of Textile and Clothing Major at King Abdul-Aziz University

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    Alsubyani, Noor Abdulhadi

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the academic, administrative, economic, social, and psychological problems faced by students of Textile and fabric major at King Abdul-Aziz University. To achieve this purpose, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to a sample of students in the Textile and fabric major, after the use of…

  2. Training of trainers in active learning methods at the Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Ikonen, Anne Leena; Eklund Karlsson, Leena; Andersen, Pernille Tanggaard

    Abstract title: Training of trainers in active learning methods at the Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Students’ learning outcome of teaching activity/course presented: University of Southern Denmark (SDU) conducted a cross-cultural knowledge transfer project...... (from SDU to Princess Nourah University - PNU) in Bachelor level education in 2013-17. The SDU BSc in Public Health curriculum was adjusted into a BSc in Health Education and Promotion and BSc in Epidemiology Programmes to fit into the Saudi context and culture and education needs. Training the PNU...... teachers in active learning methods was part of the knowledge transfer. The aim was to develop and strengthen the teachers´ skills and competencies and enable them to develop their teaching towards active, student-centred learning. Description of your teaching activity/course: In the autumn 2016 SDU...

  3. PENGARUH PENGGUNAAN ASAM FOLAT TERHADAP KADAR HEMOGLOBIN PASIEN PENYAKIT GINJAL KRONIK YANG MENJALANI HEMODIALISIS DI RSUD ABDUL WAHAB SJAHRANIE

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    Alvionita Alvionita

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Penyakit ginjal kronik merupakan suatu proses patofisiologis dengan etiologi yang beragam, mengakibatkan penurunan fungsi ginjal yang progresif, dan pada umumnya berakhir dengan gagal ginjal1. Tujuan penelitian ini untuk mengetahui pengaruh dari penggunaan asam folat terhadap kadar hemoglobin pada pasien penyakit ginjal kronik yang menjalani hemodialisis di RSUD Abdul Wahab Sjahranie Samarinda. Desain penelitian yang digunakan pada penelitian ini adalah pra-eksperimental berupa one group pretest-posttest design. Subjek penelitian terdiri dari 30 orang yang sesuai dengan kriteria inklusi. Analisis data mencakup analisis univariat dengan mencari distribusi frekuensi dan analisis bivariat dengan uji paired t test. Hasil penelitian didapatkan bahwa terdapat perbedaan antara kadar hemoglobin sebelum dan setelah hemodialisis yang menunjukkan adanya pengaruh (pValue 0,001. Kata Kunci: Asam folat, hemoglobin, ginjal kronik, hemodialisis ABSTRACT Chronic kidney disease is a pathophysiological process with diverse etiology, resulting in a progressive decrease in renal function, and generally end up kidney failure.1 The aim of this research was to determine the effect of use folic acid on hemoglobin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease with hemodialysis in the hospital Abdul Wahab Sjahranie Samarinda. The research design used in this study are pre-experimental form one group pretest-posttest design. Subjects consisted of 30 people who fit in inclusion criteria. The analysis includes univariate analysis by finding frequency distribution and bivariate analysis with paired t test. The result showed that there is a difference between hemoglobin levels before and after hemodialysis (pValue 0,001. Key Words: Folic Acid, Hemoglobin, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis

  4. Ecological risk assessment of heavy metal in surface sediment collected from Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah

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    Mohd Suhaimi Elias; Mohd Suhaimi Hamzah; Shamsiah Abdul Rahman; Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim; Wee Boon Siong; Ezwiza Sanuri

    2012-01-01

    Eleven (11) surface sediment samples were collected from Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah. The neutron activation analysis (NAA) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques were applied for the determinations of the heavy metal contents and their distributions in sediment samples of Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park. The results shown that Arsenic (As) concentrations are enriched in all sampling stations except station TAR 09, with enrichment factor (EF) values ranged from 1.1-7.2. The elements such as Cd, Cr, Sb and U showed enrichment in a few stations and other elements (Cr, Cu, Pb, Th, Zn) shown as background levels in all stations. Degrees of contamination in this study were calculated base on concentrations of six elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn). TAR11 station can be categorized as very high degree of contamination with degree of contamination value of 43.2. TAR07 station can be categorized as considerable degree of contamination (contamination value of 16.9). Six stations (TAR01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10) showed moderate degree of contamination, with contamination values ranging from 8.0-16.0. TAR02 and TAR09 stations showed low degree of contaminations ( I ) with value of R I I I I ≥ 600, respectively. TAR11 showed very high ecological risk index with R I value is 916. TAR07 and TAR10 showed moderate ecological risk index with R I value 263 and 213, respectively. Other stations showed low ecological risk with R I values ranging from 42.3 - 117 (< 150). Very high ecological risk index could give an adverse effect the marine or benthic organism. The data obtained from the enrichment factor, degree of contamination and ecological risk index provided vital information, which can be used for future comparison. Information from the present study will be useful to the relevant government agencies and authorities in preparing preventive action to control of heavy metal and other pollutants from industries, agro-base activities

  5. Book review of “Imaging in Cellular and Tissue Engineering” edited by Y Hanry Yu and Nur Aida Abdul Rahim

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    Brey, Eric Michael

    2014-01-01

    This article is a review of the book “Imaging in Cellular and Tissue Engineering” (ISBN-13: 978-1439848036, $149.95, 298 Pages, 114 Illustrations) edited by Y Hanry Yu and Nur Aida Abdul Rahim published by the CRC Press (Taylor&Francis) in 2013. The contents of the book and its relevance to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are discussed in this invited review.

  6. Analisis Pemberian Antibiotik Berdasarkan Hasil Uji Sensitivitas Terhadap Pencapaian Clinical Outcome Pasien Infeksi Ulkus Diabetik Di RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Lampung

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    Kahuripan, Ardiansyah; Andrajati, Retnosari; Syafridani, Tetty

    2009-01-01

    The administration of antibiotic at RSUD dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Lampung is based on sensitivity test result and empirical therapy on diabetic ulcer. Therefore, the objective of the research is to analyze the effectivity of various antibiotics adminis-tration based on the sensitivity test result on clinical outcome reached by consider-ing influenced factors. On the other hand, total evaluation of the resistances ofempirical antibiotic used by considering germ and sensitivity test feature was don...

  7. EFEKTIFITAS PERBANDINGAN PEMBERIAN MINUMAN DINGIN TERHADAP PENURUNAN SENSASI MUAL DAN MUNTAH SETELAH KEMOTERAPI PADA KLIEN KANKER PAYUDARA DI RS UMUM DR. H. ABDUL MOELOEK PROPINSI LAMPUNG

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    Dimas Ning Pangesti

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Menurut King (1997, dalam Mc Donald, 2001 lebih dari 60% klien yang mendapat kemoterapi mengeluh adanya mual dan muntah. Berdasarkan wawancara terhadap 4 klien yang telah menjalani kemoterapi di RSU Dr.H.Abdul Moeloek, Lampung, rasa mual dan muntah menyebabkan rasa enggan untuk melanjutkan kemoterapi karena dirasakan sangat menyiksa. Tujuan penelitian, untuk mengetahui efektifitas perbandingan pemberian minuman dingin terhadap penurunan sensansi mual muntah setelah kemoterapi pada klien kanker payudara di RSU Dr.H.Abdul Moeloek, Lampung. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kuantitatif, menggunakan quasy experiment pre and post test design. Jumlah sampel 30 responden. Analisis statistik menggunakan uji t-test dependen dan uji Anova. Hasil uji statistik mual muntah sebelum dan sesudah pemberian minuman es teh manis, jus melon dan es susu nutrican dingin 10-15ᴼC menunjukkan hasil uji p-value=0,000. Kesimpulan, terdapat pengaruh pemberian minuman dingin 10-15ᴼC terhadap penurunan sensasi mual muntah setelah kemoterapi pada klien kanker payudara di RSU Dr.H.Abdul Moeloek, Lampung.

  8. Relationship of therapeutic outcome with quality of life on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Abdul Azis Singkawang hospital

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    Perwitasari, D. A.; Urbayatun, S.; Faridah, I. N.; Masyithah, N.

    2017-11-01

    Diabetes is one of the diseases that required long treatment. Therapeutic outcome is one of the important factors that affect the quality of life. The purpose of this research is to know the effect of therapeutic result on quality of life in Abdul Azis Singkawang hospital. This study used Cross-sectional design. The inclusion criteria for this study was patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) outpatients over 18 years with ICD code X E.11. This study used the EQ-5D to measure patient's quality of life. We recruited 86 T2DM patients who met the inclusion criteria and were dominated by female respondents around 57%. The average value of quality of life EQ-5D was the index value 0.75±0.22 and visual analog scale 74.02±11.80. The result of the analysis showed that there was significant relationship between income and quality of life (p=0.001) and there was significant correlation between 2-hour PG and quality of life (p=0.037). The conclusion of this study was the therapeutic outcome affect the quality of life in 2-h PG, where the higher 2-h PG showed the low quality of life.

  9. Ere plastikupoeet Karim Rashid / Kadi Lehtmets

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    Lehtmets, Kadi

    2007-01-01

    Kairos 1960. a. sündinud disainerist Karim Rashidist, kelle lemmikmaterjaliks on plast. Tema raamatutest "Ma tahan muuta maailma" ja "Design Your Self" (2004), disainitud toodetest, Deutsche Bank VIP Lounge'i ja Ateena Semiramise hotelli (sai Sleep05 Euroopa hotellidisaini auhinna) kujundusest. 16 ill

  10. Comment on "Younger Dryas sea level and meltwater pulse 1B recorded in Barbados reefal crest coral Acropora palmata" by N. A. Abdul et al.

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    Bard, Edouard; Hamelin, Bruno; Deschamps, Pierre; Camoin, Gilbert

    2016-12-01

    Based on new U-Th ages of corals drilled offshore Barbados, Abdul et al. (2016) have confirmed the existence of the abrupt stratigraphic feature called meltwater pulse 1B (MWP-1B), which they interpret as being due to a very large and global sea level step change dated at about 11.3 kyr before present (approximately 15 m and equivalent to twice the amount of water stored in the present Greenland ice sheet). This contrasts with the Tahiti record, in which MWP-1B is essentially absent or very small, as Carlson and Clark (2012) and Lambeck et al. (2014) also conclude in their recent reviews of deglacial sea levels at the global scale. However, the evidence provided by Abdul et al. and their main conclusions are not convincing as they are affected by the following three main problems, which may explain the apparent discrepancies: Problem #1/Barbados is located in a subduction zone, which was also active throughout the Late Glacial period. Furthermore, the Barbados cores studied by Abdul et al. were drilled on both sides of the extension of a tectonic feature identified at the southern tip of Barbados (South Point) as underlined by several studies of the Barbados stratigraphy. Problem #2/Fossil samples of Acropora palmata may not be reliable sea level markers during rapid and large sea level rises. Indeed, the asexual reproduction strategy of this species may not be optimal to keep up when the water depth is increasing very rapidly. This may in part explain why the living depth of A. palmata at Barbados was significantly greater than 5 m during some periods of the last deglaciation, notably between 14.5 and 14 kyr B.P. and possibly between 14 and 11.5 kyr B.P. Problem #3/The slow glacio-isostatic adjustment and the rapid responses due to gravitational changes of ice and water masses complicate the interpretation of individual relative sea level (RSL) records at specific locations. Therefore, the Barbados and Tahiti record cannot be compared directly in terms of absolute

  11. Pattern of burns identified in the Pediatrics Emergency Department at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City: Riyadh.

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    Alharthy, Nesrin; Al Mutairi, Mohammad; AlQueflie, Sulaiman; Nefesa, Aminah Bin; Manie, Najd Bin; Nafesa, Salahaldin Bin; Al Zahrani, Fawaz Saeed

    2016-01-01

    The objective of the study was to report the incidence of pediatric burn injuries and describe the pattern and the trend of pediatrics burns seen in King Abdul-Aziz Medical City. Retrospective cross-sectional study. Data collected through chart review of pediatrics patients aged 1-month to 14 years who presented with a burn injury to the pediatric emergency department during the year 2013. Burn patients were divided into two groups based on the percentage of total body surface area (TBSA) burned: Either <10% or more than 10%. Variables were compared between the two groups to identify the risk factors associated with more than 10% body surface area involvement. Burn incidence rate was 4.9 patients/1000/year. Children with burns on more than 10% TBSA accounted for 16% incidence (0.8/1000 emergency department patients). The burn injury severity ranged from 1% TBSA to 37%, with a mean of 5%. The proportion of male and female burn patients was 54.1% and 45.9%, respectively. Children between 1 and 3 years of age sustained the majority (48.6%) of burn injuries. Scald burns were found to be the most common cause of injury. Hot water and beverages were considered root for most of the scald burn injuries. As children advance in age, scald injury becomes less likely, and they are more obviously subjected to flame burn injuries. Burn injuries sustained at home were 35% compared to 2.7% occurring outside the home. None of the study variables were good predictors for severe burn injuries affecting more than 10% TBSA. The incidence and the severity of burn injuries remain high at the national level. Burn injuries continue to affect the pediatric population, predominantly, young children, which indicate the need for increasing parent educational programs and government regulations. Because we reported scald burns as the most common causes of burn injury, which are consistent with previous national reports, we recommend having legislation that focuses on scald burn prevention.

  12. Pühamees tahtis surra märtrina / Tõnis Erilaid

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    2007-01-01

    Pakistani pealinna Islamabadi Punase mošee ümber toimunud äärmusislamistide ja armee vastasseisust, mille tulemusena hukkus kuni 70 inimest, teiste seas ka islamivõitlejaid juhtinud pühamees Abdul Rashid Ghazi. Joonis

  13. Tõusev Hiina / Abdul Turay

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    Hiina on suur riik suure majandusega ja eestlasedki võiksid sealsele turule minna, kuid Eestis on Idamaad äraunustatud ja Hiinat tundma õppida on raske. Mais teatasid hiinlased, et neil on kavas avada eestikeelne telekanal. Hiina ühiskonna eripäradest. Hiinlaste ja eestlaste sarnasustest ning erinevustest

  14. Abdul-Rahan al-Şūfī and His Book of the Fixed Stars: A Journey of Re-discovery

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    Hafez, Ihsan; Stephenson, F. Richard; Orchiston, Wayne

    The Book of the Fixed Stars was written by the Persian astronomer Abdul-Rahan al-Şūfī around AD 964, and is one of the most important medieval Arabic treatises on astronomy. al-Şūfī's work contains an extensive star catalog as well as detailed star charts for the 48 classical constellations, and draws on material in Ptolemy's Almagest. At present no English translation of al-Şūfī's treatise exists. This paper summarizes a detailed study by the first author for a Ph.D. degree in the Centre of Astronomy at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia) which will include for the first time a complete English translation of the main parts of al-Şūfī's major work.

  15. Browse Title Index

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    Samina Shahid, Shafiq ur Rehman, Ahmad Adnan. Vol 7, No 25 (2008), Sucrose assimilation and ... Abdul Mateen, Shaukat Hussain, Shams Ur Rehman, Basharat Mahmood, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Abdul Rashid, Majid Sohail, Muhammad Farooq, S Jawad Ahmed Shah. Vol 8, No 22 (2009), Sulfuric acid and hot water ...

  16. THE BAND OF ABDUL QAHHAR MUDZAKKAR: Biographical Sketch of Rebelious Leaders of Islamic State-Indonesian Islamic Army (DI/TII of Sulawesi

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    Full Text Available The rebellious movement of Islamic State-Indonesian Islamic Army (DI/TII began from dissa­tis­faction towards the secular state of newly indepen­dent Indonesia. Abd. Qahhar Mudzakkar, the leader of DI/TII in Sulawesi and his followers revolted against the govern­ment, and subsequently formed their own Islamic government. Since Qahhar graduated from Muhammadiyah school, his theological basis in his cause to establishing an Islamc state is very prevalent. He believed that his Islamic state is to uphold the truth and to defend the religion of Allah. Thus whoever opposed his DI/TII movement would be considered infidel simply because of favoring or supporting the Indonesian government they considered secular and communist. His followers and supporters were preachers and clerics, who helped Qahhar by carrying out specific functions and positions in his Islamic state. In addition, those people played an important role in getting recognition and acceptance of Sulawesi muslim society for Islamic state campaign launched by Abdul Qahhar Mudzak­kar. Without their involvement, DI/TII would never had been so popular among muslim community in Sulawesi.

  17. KORELASI PEMERIKSAAN GLUKOSA URIN DENGAN PROTEIN URIN PADA PENDERITA DIABETES MELLITUS TIPE II DI RSUD dr. H. ABDUL MOELOEK PROVINSI LAMPUNG

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    Full Text Available Korelasi Pemeriksaan Glukosa Urin Dengan Protein Urin Pada Penderita Diabetes Mellitus Tipe II di RSUD dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung. Diabetes mellitus (DM merupakan kelainan metabolik yang ditandai oleh hiperglikemia karena penurunan efektivitas dan atau jumlah insulin, akibat gangguan pankreas. Pada keadaan  normal, pankreas memproduksi insulin untuk metabolisme karbohidrat yang terkandung dalam makanan yang kita makan. Penurunan aktivitas dan atau jumlah insulin menyebabkan gangguan metabolisme karbohidrat, lemak, air dan elektrolit. WHO menyatakan bahwa   Indonesia menempati urutan keempat terbesar  dalam jumlah penderita DM  dengan prevalensi 8,6% dari total jumlah penduduk.  Departemen Kesehatan menyebutkan bahwa jumlah pasien rawat inap maupun rawat jalan di rumah sakit dengan diabetes melitus menempati urutan pertama dari seluruh penyakit endokrin. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui korelasi pemeriksaan kadar glukosa urin dengan protein urin pada penderita diabetes mellitus tipe II. Penelitian ini merupakan potong lintang untuk mengetahui korelasi kadar glukosa urin dengan protein urin. Variabel terikat pada penelitian ini adalah kadar protein urin, sedangkan variabel bebas adalah kadar glukosa urin. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan terdapat korelasi antara kadar glukosa urin dengan kadar protein urin pada penderita diabetes mellitus tipe II dengan korelasi/hubungan p= 0,003 dan kekuatan korelasi adalah linier positif sempurna sebesar r= 1.000. Hal ini berarti kenaikan kadar glukosa urin diikuti kenaikan kadar protein urin. Prediksi besarnya pengaruh  kadar glukosa urin dalam meningkatkan kadar protein urin menggunakan persamaan  Y=  416, 77 - 236 X, dimana X adalah kadar glukosa urin dan Y adalah kadar protein urin. Perlu dilakukan pemeriksaan protein urin dan penelitian yang lebih spesifik berkaitan dengan protein urin sebagai marker untuk pencegahan kejadian nefropati diabetika.

  18. The study of specific activity and effect of gamma ray from natural radionuclide to the environment outside Sultan Abdul Aziz Plant Station, Kapar, Klang, Selangor

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    Wan Amar Fikri Wan Ali

    2012-01-01

    Waste resulting from coal combustion process can result in increasing the specific activity of natural radionuclide such as 238 U, 232 Th , 226 Ra and 40 K. Following combustion, radionuclide focused on fly ash, some escape the filtration system in the chimney that causes the gamma ray exposure dose increases. The objective of this study was to calculate the specific activity of natural radionuclide and identifying the gamma ray exposure dose outside the Stesen Janakuasa Elektric Station of Sultan Abdul Aziz further examine the risk of gamma ray exposure dose and specific activity of natural radionuclide to the ecosystem because the station is located close to residential areas and local residents migratory bird stopover. The samples studied are soil, water and sediment that are outside the station. Samples taken with the correct procedures then treated and stored about a month before counting. Gamma ray exposure dose for the seven stations studied are between 0.330 μSv/ h - 1.20 μSv/ h. While the range of specific activities obtained for the 40 K, 238 U, 232 Th and 226 Ra were 201 Bq/ kg - 468 Bq/ kg, 0.480 Bq/ kg - 2.57 Bq/ kg, 12.9 Bq/ kg - 74.5 Bq/ kg and 6.64 Bq/ kg - 11.7 Bq/ kg. While the sediment samples were 216 Bq/ kg - 465 Bq/ kg, 18.1 Bq/ kg - 4.43 Bq/ kg, 24.8 Bq/ kg - 65.3 Bq/ kg, 8.53 Bq/ kg - 11.2 Bq/ kg. For water samples, the specific range of their specific activities are 10.5 Bq/ L - 12.1 Bq/ L, 1.40 Bq/ L - 1.63 Bq/ L, 1.57 Bq/ L - 1.65 Bq/ L and 0 Bq/ L - 1.14 Bq/ L. (author)

  19. Egyptian Revolution in 25 Yanaur In Abdul-Rahman Yousef`s poet ثورة 25يناير المصرية في شعر عبدالرحمن يوسف

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    Isaac Rahmani اسحاق رحماني

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    Full Text Available The present research aims at studying Egypt’s political issues in the Age of Hadith which have been reflected in Abdul-Rahman Yousef’s poems. Abdul-Rahman Yousef was among the greatest poets of the Egyptian Revolution in 25 201 January 1. He was also among the individuals who played a critical role in standing against Hosni Mubarak and encouraged people to stand against injustice. He also helped the Revolution afterwards and was among the individuals seeking for positive changes in Egypt. Abdul-Rahman Yousef has written valuable divans, most of which being related to Egypt’s political and social status. These poems have had great impacts on Egyptians’ awareness. The present research aims to study this poet’s divans and extract his political thoughts.

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    Some stock parameters of Elops lacerta in Ogun State coastal estuary, Nigeria were carried out between February and July, 2014. Data were collected on ... 2012 (FDF, 2013). Despite the significance of this fishery in Nigeria, there is dearth of ..... years and growth performance index, ɸ , was. 3.036/year. Estimates of growth ...

  1. Hea uus Eesti / Abdul Turay

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    Seoses eelseisva iseseisvuspäevaga leiab autor, et tänapäeva Eesti on võrreldav 1960. aastate Suurbritanniaga - riik on küll sünge, kuid lääneerurooplased hakkavad juba tõsiselt võtma uut Euroopat, sh ka Eestit

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    Statistical software programme SPSS 11.5 was used to derive the numerical significance. Results Revealed an overall mortality of 87.69% (3327 out of 3794). Most of the deaths 79.14% (2633 out of 3327) occurred within 30 minutes of the patient's arrival to the hospital and only 694 patients lived beyond one hour of arrival.

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    African Journal of Neurological Sciences. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 29, No 2 (2010) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  4. Content Analysis of Arabic Grammar Books at the B.A. Level of Arabic Literature Based on the Course Book Quality Criteria A Case study of Mabadi Alarabia Written by Rashid Shartooni and “aljadid fi alsarf va nahv” Ebrahim Dibaji

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    Full Text Available Content Analysis of Arabic Grammar Books at the B.A. Level of Arabic Literature Based on the Course Book Quality Criteria   “A Case study of Mabadi Alarabia Written by Rashid Shartooni and “aljadid fi alsarf va nahv” Ebrahim Dibaji   Issa Mottaqi Zadeh *   Sajjad Esmaili **   Danesh Mohammadi ***     Textbooks are one of the core constituents of the curriculum. The importance of textbooks in every program is related to the coordinating role that they create among other parts of the curriculum. Most of the times, the textbook determines the methodology, as most of the instructors choose their methodology based on the textbook. There are different views with regard to the selection of textbook quality framework for the instruction of Arabic grammar in the curriculum but the common belief states the necessity of textbook design based on the modern content organization.   Content analysis is one of the modern methods for evaluating the content of textbooks in the curriculum. In this method, strong points and weak points of the textbooks are evaluated based on the modern scientific and educational methods.   This study tries to analyze the weak points and strong points of Arabic grammar textbooks at university level based on the descriptive-analytic approach with content analysis methodology. From among available textbooks, two books, " mabadi alarabia” and “aljadidi fi sarfonahv” that are used more than any other book at the university level were selected and based on content analysis framework they were analyzed. The results show that the major methodology of these books in teaching grammar is based on traditional – deductive approach. Of the most prominent weak points of these books are “not having any educational goals for instructors and students” and “inadequate exercises and text for internalization of the rules”.   Keywords: Content analysis, Arabic language grammar, “mabadi alarabia, aljadidi fi sarfonahv.

  5. Reply to comment by E. Bard et al. on "Younger Dryas sea level and meltwater pulse 1B recorded in Barbados reef crest coral Acropora palmata" by N. A. Abdul et al.

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    Mortlock, Richard A.; Abdul, Nicole A.; Wright, James D.; Fairbanks, Richard G.

    2016-12-01

    Abdul et al. (2016) presented a detailed record of sea level at Barbados (13.9-9 kyr B.P.) tightly constraining the timing and amplitude during the Younger Dryas and Meltwater Pulse 1B (MWP-1B) based on U-Th dated reef crest coral species Acropora palmata. The Younger Dryas slow stand and the large (14 m) rapid sea level jump are not resolved in the Tahiti record. Tahiti sea level estimates are remarkably close to the Barbados sea level curve between 13.9 and 11.6 kyr but fall below the Barbados sea level curve for a few thousand years following MWP-1B. By 9 kyr the Tahiti sea level estimates again converge with the Barbados sea level curve. Abdul et al. (2016) concluded that Tahiti reefs at the core sites did not keep up with intervals of rapidly rising sea level during MWP-1B. We counter Bard et al. (2016) by showing (1) that there is no evidence for a hypothetical fault in Oistins Bay affecting one of the Barbados coring locations, (2) that the authors confuse the rare occurrences of A. palmata at depths >5 m with the "thickets" of A. palmata fronds representing the reef-crest facies, and (3) that uncertainties in depth habitat proxies largely account for differences in Barbados and Tahiti sea level differences curves with A. palmata providing the most faithful proxy. Given the range in Tahiti paleodepth uncertainties at the cored sites, the most parsimonious explanation remains that Tahiti coralgal ridges did not keep up with the sea level rise of MWP-1B.

  6. Purification and properties of Rhizobial DehL expressed in ...

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    STORAGESEVER

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    Jun 17, 2008 ... Full Length Research Paper. Purification and properties of Rhizobial DehL expressed in Escherichia coli. Fahrul Huyop1*, Nooraini Abdul Rashid1, Roswanira A. B. Wahab2 and Ronald A. Cooper3. 1Industrial Biotechnology Department, University Technology Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

  7. Ajalehtede lõpp / Abdul Turay

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    1843. aastast ilmunud Briti tabloidi News of the World suleti erakõnede pealtkuulamise tõttu. News of the World'i peadirektorit Rebekah Brooksi ja meediaparun Rupert Murdochi kardavad isegi poliitikud, kes ei julge neid avalikult kritiseerida. Ajalehti juhib kitsas ring inimesi ja neil on liiga suur võim käes. Eestis valitseb teistsugune olekord - ükski poliitik ei karda tõsiselt ühtegi ajakirjanikku

  8. Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

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    late November 2012, Pashtun students at four universities in Kabul attacked Hazara students who were trying to commemorate the Shiite day of mourning ...mining and cement manufacturing ventures. In August 2010, Fahim underwent treatment in Germany for a heart ailment. Abdul Rashid Dostam: Uzbeks of...because of combat and disease , not intentional actions of his forces. Atta Mohammad Noor: Balkh Province Atta Mohammad Noor, another figure

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    Osondu

    2011-12-22

    Dec 22, 2011 ... 15cm) but also penetrated vertically downward to reach the bottom layer (15 – 30cm). The rate of percolation however depends on the nature of the soil (King 2009). Enrichment Factors In order to identify. Heavy Metals Distribution and Speciation in Soils.............................Adekola et al. EJESM Vol. 5 No.1 ...

  10. Cocoa introductions into Ghana | Abdul-Karimu | Ghana Journal of ...

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    This material collected in the Upper Amazon region has been particularly successful, suggesting that cacao would be greatly improved if more germplasm material were provided for use by breeders. Maintaining adequate genetic variability in cocoa germplasm collection, essential for sustainable cocoa production, can be ...

  11. Mart Laar dilemma köidikus / Abdul Turay

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    Autor imetleb Isamaa ja Res Publica Liidu esimeest Mart Laari ning märgib, et kaks monetarismi koolkonda, mida ta toetab, asuvad nüüd diametraalselt vastupidistel seisukohtadel ja Mart Laar peaks nüüd valima, keda ta edaspidi toetab

  12. Indigenous knowledge in cattle breeding in Sierra Leone | Abdul ...

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    This study was conducted in order to document and preserve valuable indigenous knowledge in cattle breeding and production under traditional cattle production system in Sierra Leone. Data were collected from thirty (30) cattle farms from three locations: Gbindi (16 farms), Sackelereh (7 farms), and Flamansa (7 farms) in ...

  13. Tuba üks null üks / Abdul Turay

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    Autor leiab, et iga Eesti külaline võib täheldada, et eestlased tunnevad suurt hirmu rahvusliku väljasuremise ees. Eesti noorte taibukusest ja andekusest, autor ei usu, et Eesti noortel on alkoholiga probleeme, pidades seda teemat meedia ja poliitikute poolt ületähtsustatuks

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    Dec 22, 2011 ... HCl (Eletta, 2004), the digested sample was then dissolved with HCl, filtered and diluted to 50 cm3 with distilled water in 50cm3 volumetric flasks. Metals were analyzed using Thermo-S4 atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Nine of the 24 samples were further subjected to sequential extraction following ...

  15. Audit on management of eclampsia at Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital.

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    Mohd Azri, M S; Edahayati, A T; Kunasegaran, K

    2015-06-01

    Maternal mortality and morbidity from eclampsia continues to be seen around the globe. Local Key Performance Index on recurrence of eclamptic fits did not meet targets, thus this raised the issue whether the care provided adhered to the standard management for eclampsia. This clinical audit was conducted to assess and improve the quality of the service being offered to patient, particularly in managing eclampsia cases. It was conducted according to the audit cycle. It begins with the development of 12 standardized criteria for eclampsia management. First audit was conducted by retrospectively reviewing eclampsia cases from year 2008 till 2012. Strategies for changes were formulated and implemented following the results of the first audit. Second audit was conducted six months after the changes. The overall incidence rate of eclampsia was 9.17 per 10,000 deliveries. A first seizure occurred during the antepartum period in 52.9% of cases (n=27), intrapartum in 24% (n=11) and postpartum in 21% of cases (n=13). Suboptimal care was mainly on delay of activation of Red Alert system and no treatment for uncontrolled blood pressure. Several strategies were implemented, mainly on improving working knowledge of the staffs and reengineering hospital Red Alert system. Positive achievements observed during the second audit, shown by a reduction in the number of patients with recurrence eclamptic fits and perinatal mortality rate. Conducting an audit is essential to evaluate local performance against the standardized criteria. Improvement can be achieved with inexpensive solutions and attainable within a short period of time.

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    Dubey Vikash. Formation of oxygen related donors in step-annealed CZ– silicon. 589. Durashevich G. Effect of thermomechanical treatment on mechanical pro- perties and electrical conductivity of a CuCrZr alloy. 59 ..... of 9Cr–1Mo–V–Nb heat-resisting steel. 213. TEM observation and fracture morphology in the CGHAZ of.

  17. Quranic Sciences from Abdul Hamid Farahi’s Perspective (1863-1930

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    Jannat Taftahi

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    Full Text Available Discussions regarding Quranic sciences and gaining cognizance of different issues of this field date back to the advent of Islam. Throughout history, this field has witnessed a surge of valuable research that has been and is being conducted on its various issues. Farahi (1863-1930, the Indian interpreter, due to preventing the introduction of eisegesis and Isra'iliyyat which lack well-accepted sources into the field of Quran interpretation, is known as the interpreter of Quran. In the introduction of Nazm-ul-Quran and his other works, Farahi proposes novel ideas regarding Qur'anic sciences such as coherence, interconnection between verses and Surahhs (or Surahs of Quran, asbab al-nuzul (occasions of revelation, and the muqatta'at (disjoined letters, etc. He has also put forward some views concerning naskh (abrogation which are in line with other interpreters' views. Determined and deliberate attempts of this anonymous author in the field of Qur'anic science led the researchers, drawing on library research and descriptive-analytic methods, to shed some light on the views of this noteworthy interpreter and, as a corollary, revive his character.

  18. Quranic Miracles in the Book of "Syafiah" written by Abdul Qaher Jurjaani

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    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to highlight points of convergency and dissimilarities in the teachings of Buddhism and Sufism in the aspect of spirituality. It describes the path of a wayfarer in his spiritual journey to attain fana’, the highest achievement and the final state of spiritual experiences in the teachings of Islamic Mysticism, and also Buddhist paths to attain Nirwana, the ultimate goal of Buddhist life. The practices and the strict code of ethics in the process of self-purification or purification of the soul, in the spiritual path to attain the ultimate goal in the teachings of both Sufism and Buddhism are also discussed.

  19. Assessment of the Water Quality of the Oti River in Ghana | Abdul ...

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    Thus, the water from Oti river was considered unsuitable for direct human consumption at the sampled locations. Using the Water Quality Index (WQI) Calculator 1.0, the WQI for. Oti river was calculated to be 39.3. The WQI indicates that water quality in the Oti river was poor. This implies that the water quality is almost always ...

  20. Committee for International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER 2011)

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    Scientific Advisory Committee: 1) Prof. Dr. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin (UKM) 2) Prof. Dr. Hj. Rosli Abu Bakar (UMP) 3) Prof. Dr. Hanafi Ismail (USM) 4) Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Jailani Mohd Nor (MoHE) 5) Prof. Dr. Zahari Taha (UMP) 6) Prof. Dr. Masjuki Haji Hassan 7) Prof. Ir. Dr. Ramesh Singh (UNITEN) 8) Prof. Dr. Razali Ayob (UTEM) 9) Prof. Dr. Wan Khairuddin (UTM) 10) Prof. Dr. Sulaiman Hj. Hasan (UTHM) 11) Prof. Dr. Zuraidah Mohd. Zain (UniMAP) 12) Prof. Dr. Horizon Gitano (USM) 13) Prof. Dr. K.V Sharma (UMP) 14) Prof. Dr. Shahrani Anuar (UMP) 15) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abd Rashid Abd. Aziz (UTP) 16) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aidy Ali (UPM) 17) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saidur Rahman (UM) 18) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md Abdul Maleque (UIA) Organizing Committee Chairman: Prof. Dr. Hj. Rosli Abu Bakar Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Zahari Taha Co-Chair: Prof. Ir. Dr. Jailani Salihon Secretary: Dr. Rizalman Mamat Committee on Keynote Speaker 1) Kumaran Kadirgama (Chair) 2) Prof. Dr. K.V. Sharma 3) Haji Amirruddin Abdul Kadir 4) Miminorazeansuhaila Loman 5) Mohd Akramin Mohd Romlay Technical Committee (Peer Review & Proceedings) 1) Dr. Abdul Adam Abdullah (Chair) 2) Dr. Ahmad Razlan Yusoff 3) Mohd Yusof Taib 4) Dr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman 5) Dr. Hjh. Yusnita Rahayu 6) Dr. Gigih Priyandoko 7) Dr. Agung Sudrajad 8) Muhammad Hatifi Mansor 9) Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahim Technical Committee (Panels & Session Chairs) 1) Dr. Mahadzir Ishak (Chair) 2) Prof. Dr. Shahrani Anuar 3) Dr. Maisara Mohyeldin Gasim Mohamed 4) Muhammad Ammar Nik Mu'tasim 5) Ahmad Basirul Subha bin Alias Technical Committee (Journal Publication) 1) Dr. Ahmad Razlan bin Yusoff (Chair) 2) Mohd Yusof Taib 3) Dr. Mahadzir Ishak 4) Dr. Abdul Adam Abdullah 5) Hj. Amirruddin Abdul Kadir 6) Hadi Abdul Salaam Bureau of Publicity & Website 1) Dr. Muhamad Arifpin Mansor (Chair) 2) Amir Abdul Razak 3) Idris Mat Sahat 4) Prof. Dr. Hj. Rosli Abu Bakar 5) Muhamad Zuhairi Sulaiman 6) Dr. Sugeng Ariyono 7) Asnul Hadi Ahmad 8) Mohd Tarmizy Che Kar 9) Mohd Padzly Radzi Bureau of

  1. PEMIKIRAN HAJI ABDUL MALIK KARIM AMRULLAH (HAMKA TENTANG PARTISIPASI POLITIK PEREMPUAN DI INDONESIA TAHUN (1949 – 1963

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    Full Text Available Since Mary Wollstonecraft demanded equal rights for women in all fields and denounced all forms of discrimination in her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792, feminist movements began to emerge and demand the same thing, including the right to participate in politics. Indonesia, which was still called the archipelago, then had given right to women to participate in politics. The motivation of political participation of women in Indonesia was different from that of the Westerners. The motivation of the former was based on a religious spirit, not the spirit of feminism as stated by Hamka in his book Tjemburu (Ghirah. Based on this, this research focuses on Hamka’s thought on Indonesian women political participation. The purpose of this study is to explore and analyze Hamka's thoughts, and construct them, and then associate them with the current Indonesian women political participation. This research is qualitative, based on library research, and done by reviewing, tracking, and analyzing data from the books and newspaper archives. This study uses historical and philosophical. The research data are derived from primary and secondary data sources. The primary data ones are divided into two: first, the primary data sources from Hamka's books that tell about women and women's political participation in general, and, second, the primary data sources from Hamka's books that specifically discuss about Indonesian women's political participation. Analysis of data uses deductive and reflective methods. Based on the results of this research, we can conclude that Hamka had underlined his political thought construction by making the divine revelation as the supreme law. Hamka strengthened the construction of his thought on women's political participation with the element of unity of I'tiqad. This I'tiqad unity was not only in women but also in men, so that they could work together to build a religious Muslim community. Hamka himself basically allowed women (especially a muslim woman to participate in politics as long as they had religious understanding, knowledge, and high Islamic morale, did not forget their main tasks as wives and mothers, were critical, and dare. Then it could be found as well, the two types of Indonesian women's political participation Hamka's thought, they were based on motivation and activities.

  2. Memorizing the Words of God: Special Reference to 'Abdul Rahman Ibn Khaldun (D. 1406 A.D.)

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    Bensaid, Benaouda; Machouche, Salah ben Tahar

    2017-01-01

    This study explores the position of the tradition of Qur'an memorization in the structure of Muslim primary education and intellectual hierarchy while drawing on the Khaldunian perspective regarding the problem of memorization versus comprehension of the Qur'an. This article concludes that the practice of Qur'an memorization is what shapes the…

  3. Abdul Kader el Janabi o el deseo libertario: el movimiento surrealista árabe en el exilio

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    Torres Ruiz, Rosa

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    A pesar de que la literatura árabe contemporánea no ha sid o uno de los temas más tratados en los estudios del arabismo español, es indu dable que en los últimos tiempos esta tendencia se está revirtiendo, de modo que la producción literaria árabe más reciente se encuentra cada vez más presente en nuestro país. Sin embargo, siguen existiendo numerosas manifestaciones apenas estudiadas y que merecen ver reconocido su lugar en el ...

  4. Pengaruh Terapi Komplementer Akupresur terhadap Mual Muntah Pasca Operasi di RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung

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    Full Text Available Postoperative Nausea and vomiting (PONV is a common complication after surgery.The incidence of postoperative nausea vomiting is approximately 30% of all patients undergoing inpatient surgery and 70% of cases occur within the first 24 hours. One of nausea and vomiting treatment is non-pharmacological therapies with complementary acupressure therapy. Furthermore, the research was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure complementary therapies against postoperative nausea and vomiting.The research was Quasi-Experimental research design Non-equivalent Control Group, the sampling technique used purposive sampling technique. Based on results of sample calculation used amounted to 22 respondents, consisting of 11 experimental groups and 11 control groups. Collecting data was used questionnaire and analyzed using univariate and bivariate analysis by Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney with α values (<0.05.The results showed the difference in score of nausea and vomiting the first and second measurements in the control group given a placebo action is 0.91 with a p-value (0.26. Nausea and vomiting difference in scores obtained before and after acupressure complementary therapies in the experimental group was 2:18 with a p-value (0.004. As well as the difference in scores obtained post-operative nausea and vomiting in the control group and the experiment is 1:27 with the p-value (0.009. The above statistical test results can be concluded that there was the effect of complementary acupressure therapy on postoperative nausea vomiting. Based on the conclusion of the research, the authors suggest that complementary acupressure therapy can be applied as a companion therapy and it is expected that nursing staff can learn complementary acupressure therapy.

  5. La luz en la arquitectura islámica: Mezquita del Rey Abdul-Aziz y Abu-Bakr

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    Sánchez Lucas, Alejandra

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    John Berger escribía en su libro Algunos pasos hacia una pequeña teoría de lo visible que no conocía nada más triste que el animal que se ha quedado ciego, y es que la razón de ser de lo visible es el ojo, y la posibilidad de ver viene dada por la existencia de una luz que lo ilumine. La luz natural ha sido siempre un elemento básico y fundamental en la vida cotidiana. Los rayos del sol nos aportan luz y energía, al mismo tiempo que nos permiten conocer el medio que nos rodea. Además de su...

  6. Using Movies in EFL Classrooms: A Study Conducted at the English Language Institute (ELI), King Abdul-Aziz University

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    Kabooha, Raniah Hassen

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    The present study sought to examine the attitudes of Saudi English as a foreign language (EFL) learners as well as teachers towards the integration of English movies in their classes as a tool to develop students' language skills. Fifty female intermediate level students studying English in their Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in the English…

  7. Are Joris and Renske more employable than Rashid and Samira? A study on the prevalence and sources of ethnic discrimination in recruitment in the Netherlands using experimental and survey data

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    Blommaert, E.C.C.A.

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    This study brings together four research lines from different scientific disciplines to expand existing knowledge on the pervasiveness of ethnic discrimination in recruitment and the circumstances under which discrimination is more likely to occur: (1) field experiments on discrimination in

  8. Technial Programme Committee

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    Chairpersons Dr Dinesh Sathyamoorthy, Science & Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE), Ministry of Defence, Malaysia Associate Professor Sr Dr Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia Dr Ahmad Fikri Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia Dr Farrah Melissa Muharram, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia Members Professor Dr Li Jing, Beijing Normal University, China Professor Dr Iyyanki Muralikrishna, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), India Professor Dr Alias Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia Professor Dr Ismat Mohamed El Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Professor Dr George Miliaresis, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus Professor Dr Christine Pohl, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia Professor Dr Mahender Kotha, Goa University, India Associate Professor Dr Paolo Gamba, University of Pavia, Italy Associate Professor Dr Behara Seshadri Daya Sagar, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India Associate Professor Sr Ranjit Singh, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Abdul Nasir Matori, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia Associate Dr Lucian Dragut, West University of Timişoara, Romania Associate Professor Dr Saied Pirasteh, Islamic Azad University, Iran Associate Professor Dr Peter Yuen, Cranfield University, United Kingdom Associate Professor Dr Lim Hwee San, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Wayan Suparta, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Tuong Thuy Vu, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Maged Mahmoud Marghany, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Rami Al-Ruzouq, University of Sharjah, UAE Associate Professor Dr Biswajeet Pradhan, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd Shafri, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

  9. Contrasts between American and Afghan Warriors, a Comparison between two Martial Cultures

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    facilitating the mujahidin takeover of Kabul. Dostum initially sided with Massoud and Ismael Khan against the resurgent Taliban, only to betray them for a...are endless doctrine manuals, training plans, and handbooks. This vast structure of organization may give the US military the appearance of robotic

  10. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    compacting concrete · Hossein Mohammadhosseini A S M Abdul Awal Abdul Haq Ehsan ... Mechanical and thermal properties of prepacked aggregate concrete incorporating palm oil fuel ash · HOSSEIN MOHAMMADHOSSEINI A S M ABDUL AWAL ...

  11. Internalisasi Nilai-nilai Keislaman pada Anak-anak Para Muallaf (Studi Kasus Pondok Pesantren Umar Bin Abdul Azis di Dusun Tolonggeru Kecamatan Madapangga Kabupaten Bima Tahun 2016)

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    Suryani, Hermawansyah dan

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    This research purpose to describe internalization of Islamic values to muallaf children The Research focus are internalization process, strategy, enabling and inhibiting factors internalization of Islamic values. The main problem is increasing religious conference in tolonggeru village, then more children are mualaf. But with the lack of understanding of Islam background their parents, so that the difficulties for parents provide an understanding of Islam for theirs. Presence The pondok pesan...

  12. GREEN MARKETING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PURCHASE DECISION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON STUDENTS FROM KING ABDUL AZIZ UNIVERSITY IN JEDDAH

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    Ghada Mohiuddin Hello; Naill Mohammad Al Momani

    2014-01-01

    Environmental crisis that our world faces, are the motive to many countries, institutions and individuals to support and innovate policies and programs which protect the environment, preserve and sustain it. Bad marketing practices are one of these crises that harmed the environment from one side and the costumer in another side. In response to these considerations, green marketing appeared in the beginning of nineties decade of the last century as a solution to this crisis. ...

  13. Self-Efficacy and Its Relationship with Social Skills and the Quality of Decision-Making among the Students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University

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    Al-mehsin, Salama Aqeel

    2017-01-01

    The present study aimed to reveal the self-efficacy and social skills and their relationship to the quality of decision-making at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University students, and determine the extent of the contribution of self-efficacy and social skills to the quality of decision-making. To achieve this, a questionnaire was built to identify…

  14. Residents and teaching physicians' perception about bedside teaching in non-clinical shift in the emergency department of King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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    Azzah Aljabarti

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    Results: There were 50 participants in this study and 100% filled the questionnaires. All 20 (100% of TP have previous experience with BT vs. only 17 (58% of the learners. The residents and TPs responded to benefits of the BT: on clinical knowledge with mean values of (4.63±0.41 vs. 4.76±0.37 respectively and on data gathering with mean values of (4.73±0.51 vs. 4.24±0.97 respectively. Forty-six percent of the learners and 20% of the TPs responded to the benefits on procedures; however, the mean values of (4.93±1.0 and 5.0±0.01 were reported from the residents and TPs respectively. Regarding communications, we got mean values of (4.65±1.25 vs. 4.18±0.46 respectively. In regards to giving constructive feedback, the two groups' perceptions gave mean values of (4.58±1.01 vs. 4.57±0.8 in the residents group vs. TPs. Conclusion: Based on the review of the learners and the TPs' perception, we concluded that BT in non-clinical shift is very effective to improve the learners' clinical knowledge, data gathering, communication skills and facilitates giving constructive feedback. However, the benefits regarding procedure performance is still an area that needs further investigation.

  15. Residents and teaching physicians' perception about bedside teaching in non-clinical shift in the emergency department of King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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    Azzah Aljabarti

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    Introduction: Bedside teaching (BT) is teaching in the presence of the patients which allows direct observation of the learner. It is a very crucial educational modality, which has declined significantly over the last decades. It is under-utilised and under-studied in Emergency Medicine. Although time constraints in the emergency department (ED) is associated with efficient and effective patient management; it exerts a negative influence on the time spent on bedside teaching. Objective: To...

  16. Perbedaan Pengaruh Terapi Psikoreligius dengan Terapi Musik Klasik terhadap Kecemasan Pasien Pre Operatif di RSUD dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung

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    Full Text Available The surgical procedure for most patients triggers anxiety and fear. Approximately 60-80% of patients who will undergo surgery experience anxiety that needs to be intervened in the category of moderate to severe anxiety (Efendy, 2005 in Faradisi, 2012. This study aims to determine the effect of psycho-religious therapy and classical music therapy on pre operative patient anxiety in RSUDAM Lampung Province in 2016. This research type is quasi-experiment research with non-equivalent control group design. This research was conducted at RSUDAM Lampung Province in September- November 2016 in three surgical wards: the gelatik room (orthopedic surgery, the kutilang room (male general surgery and the rose room (female general surgery. The population taken were all pre operative patients within the study period. The sampling technique uses a purposive method and the sample size is 80 people divided into 2 groups ie the group which is given the classical music intervention and the group that is given psycho-religious therapy with religious music and murrotal Al Quran surah Arrahman. The data were collected using a survey of Zung Self Anxiety Rating Scale (ZSARS instruments before and after treatment. Bivariate analysis was performed using independent t-test statistic test by setting Alpha value 0,05 and 95% CI. The results of this study conclude that there are differences of psycho-religious therapy and classical music therapy on pre operative patient's anxiety at RSUDAM Lampung Province 2016 (p-value 0,030 with a decrease of ZSARS score in patients treated with psycho-religious therapy 2,250. Researchers suggested that psycho-religious therapy performed on pre operative patients at RSUDAM Lampung Province and entered into one form of intervention to decrease preoperative anxiety.

  17. Gambaran Penggunaan Obat Antihipertensi Dengankejadian Hipertensi Intradilitik pada Pasien Gagal Ginjal Kronik yang Menjalani Hemodialisis di RSUD Dr. Abdul Aziz Singkawang

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    Venny Romian Utari Sinaga

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    Peningkatan tekanan darah sistolik sebesar ≥ 10 mmHg pada pasien gagal ginjal kronik (GGK) yang menjalani terapi hemodialisis dikenal dengan istilah hipertensi intradialitik. Usia, riwayat hemodialisis, durasi hemodialisis, jumlah obat antihipertensi serta adanya jenis obat antihipertensi yang hilang secara intesif dan tidak intensif merupakan hal yang diindikasi sebagai faktor risiko penyebab terjadinya hipertensi intradialitik. Penelitan ini bertujuan untuk menentukan gambaran penggunaan an...

  18. 75 FR 26316 - In the Matter of the Designation of Eric Breininger, Also Known as Abdul-Gaffar, Also Known as...

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    ... the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the... determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6996] In the Matter of the Designation of Eric Breininger, Also...

  19. PREFACE: 5th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM'13)

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    Akramin Shafie, Amir; Raisuddin Khan, Md

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    Sidek Muhammad Mahbubur Rashid Amir Akramin Shafie Nahrul Khair Alang Md Rasyid Rini Akmeliati Roslizar Mat Ali Hazlina Md Yusof Asan Gani Abdul Muthalif Wahju Sediono Salmiah Ahmad Iskandar Al-Thani Mahmood Yasir Mohd Mustafah Moinul Bhuiyan Zulkifli Zainal Abidin Nadzril Sulaiman Momoh J Salami Conference logos

  20. HIV prevalence among the female sex workers in major cities in Myanmar and the risk behaviors associated with it

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    Full Text Available Lin Aung Swe,1 Abdul Rashid2 1Beneficial Partner Group, Bahan Township, Myanmar; 2Department of Public Health Medicine, Penang Medical College, Georgetown, Malaysia Background: Myanmar is one of the countries hardest hit by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV epidemic in Asia. Aim: The objective of the study was to determine HIV prevalence among the female sex workers in major cities in Myanmar and the risk behaviors associated with it. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among female sex workers in major cities in Myanmar. Interviews were conducted by trained research assistants, in private, using a questionnaire. The HIV status of the respondents was asked and confirmed by the blood test reports from the laboratories of the Myanmar National AIDS Programme sexually transmitted infections (STI/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS Teams and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs. Results: There were 200 respondents in this study. Out of the 136 participants who were tested for HIV, 25 (18.4% were HIV-positive. Respondents of other ethnic groups than Myanmars and other religions than Buddhist were about six times (odds ratio [OR] 5.9 and five times (OR 4.6, respectively, at higher odds of being HIV-positive. Those who were earning an income of less than 200,000 kyats were almost three times (OR 2.9 at higher odds of being HIV-positive. The difference in the age group was found to be statistically significant (P = 0.001. Respondents who did not have HIV counseling (OR 7.3, who did not use condoms (OR 1.3, and with regular partners who refused the use of condoms (OR 6.0 were at higher odds of being HIV-positive. Conclusion: HIV prevention services should include socioeconomic support programs, and the clients and regular partners of sex workers should also be targeted for behavior-change messages, to reduce condom resistance. Keywords: HIV prevalence, risk factors, Myanmar, sex workers, condom

  1. Analysis of blood donor pre-donation deferral in Dubai: characteristics and reasons

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    Full Text Available Laila Al Shaer,1 Ranjita Sharma,2 Mahera AbdulRahman2 1College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE; 2Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE Background: To ensure an adequate and safe blood supply, it is crucial to select suitable donors according to stringent eligibility criteria. Understanding the reasons for donor deferral can help in planning more efficient recruitment strategies and evaluating donor selection criteria. This study aims to define donor pre-donation deferral rates, causes of deferral, and characteristics of deferred donors in Dubai.Materials and methods: This retrospective study was conducted on all donors who presented for allogeneic blood donation between January 1, 2010, until June 30, 2013, in Dubai Blood Donation Centre, accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. The donation and deferral data were analyzed to determine the demographic characteristics of accepted and deferred donors, and frequency analyses were also conducted.Results: Among 142,431 individuals presenting during the study period, 114,827 (80.6% were accepted for donation, and 27,604 (19.4% were deferred. The overall proportion of deferrals was higher among individuals less than 21 years old (35%, P<0.000, females (44% were deferred compared to 15% of males, P<0.0001, and first-time donors (22% were deferred vs 14% of repeat donors, P<0.0001. The main causes for a temporary deferral were low hemoglobin and high blood pressure.Discussion: The deferral rate among blood donors in Dubai is relatively high compared to the internationally reported rates. This rate was higher among first-time donors and females, with low hemoglobin as the major factor leading to a temporary deferral of donors. Strategies to mitigate deferral and improve blood donor retention are urged in Dubai to avoid additional stress on the blood supply. Keywords: blood donation, blood safety, donor deferral, selection criteria 

  2. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Mehnaz Rashid. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 120 Issue 3 June 2011 pp 423-433. Geospatial tools for assessing land degradation in Budgam district, Kashmir Himalaya, India · Mehnaz Rashid Mahjoor Ahmad Lone Shakil Ahmad Romshoo.

  3. Growing confidence, building skills | IDRC - International ...

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    For two-time Research Award recipient (2012 and 2014) Ahmed Rashid, his IDRC experience “gave me the confidence to conduct high quality research in social sciences.” In 2012 Rashid explored the influence of think tanks on policy in Bangladesh, as well as their relationships with international donors and media.

  4. Un simulateur de convertisseur d'électronique de puissance ...

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    S. A. Zulkifli “Investigation on various Voltage Controllers for 3 phase rectifier using Arduino as a Low Cost. Microcontroller”, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 793, 2015, PP. 257-261. [15]. M. H. Rashid, H. M. Rashid, Spice for Power Electronics and Electric Power 2nd Edition, ...

  5. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Mohammad Sadiq1 Muhammad Ali1 Rashid Iqbal1 Khalid Saeed1 Aimal Khan1 Muhammad Naveed Umar1 Haroon Ur Rashid2. Department of Chemistry, University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir (L), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; Department of Chemistry, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, ...

  6. In vitro antimetastatic activity of Agarwood ( Aquilaria crassna ...

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    In vitro antimetastatic activity of Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) essential oils against pancreatic cancer cells. Saad Sabbar Dahham, Yasser M Tabana, Loiy E Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed B Khadeer Ahamed, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid ...

  7. Analgesic synergism of gabapentin and carbamazepine in rat model ...

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    Analgesic synergism of gabapentin and carbamazepine in rat model of diabetic neuropathic pain. Sinan Mohammed Abdullah AL-Mahmood, Shahrin Tarmizi Bin Che Abdullah, Nik Nur Fatnoon Nik Ahmad, Abdul Hadi Bin Mohamed, Tariq Abdul Razak ...

  8. 77 FR 20623 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Hazardous...

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    ...: Norma Abdul-Malik, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-308-8753; fax number: 703-308-8617; email address: abdul-malik.norma@epamail.epa.gov...

  9. 77 FR 50497 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    ..., DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Abdul-Malik, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200... address: abdul-malik.norma@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB...

  10. Simultaneous Determination of Two Isomers of Asarone in Piper ...

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    Simultaneous Determination of Two Isomers of Asarone in Piper sarmentosum Roxburgh (Piperaceae) Extracts using Different Chromatographic Columns. Mohd Shahrul Ridzuan Hamil, Abdul Hakeem Memon, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid, Zhari Ismail ...

  11. Vizit gotovnosti k sotrudnitshestvu

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    Eestis viibis ametlikul külaskäigul Afganistani kaitseminister Abdul Rahim Wardak, kes kohtus president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesega ja kaitseminister Jaak Aaviksooga ning välisminister Urmas Paetiga. Vt. samas: Abdul Rakim Wardak

  12. Sluglett Peter with Weber Stefan (éd., Syria and Bilad al-Sham under Ottoman Rule. Essays in honour of Abdul-Karim Rafeq, Leyde, Brill, 2010, 633 p.

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    Full Text Available Un an avant le printemps arabe de 2011 qui coïncida avec son quatre-vingtième annniversaire, le grand historien syrien Abdulkarim Rafeq s’était vu offrir en 2010 ce beau volume de Mélanges, fruit d’un colloque tenu en 2004 à Damas et à Beyrouth. La cohérence de l’œuvre de Rafeq (l’histoire du Bilād al-Shām ottoman à travers les archives dont il est un connaisseur hors pair comme le caractère bilingue de sa formation (Collège américain à Alep, Université syrienne à Damas, un doctorat à la SOA...

  13. Tere tulemast tagasi, uue põlvkonna utopistid! / Veronika Valk

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    Francois Roche ja Eva Castro tulevikuarhitektuuri käsitlevatest ettekannetest Tallinna arhitektuuribiennaali raames toimunud sümpoosionil. Maketinäitus "Viini eksiilid. Helisev arhitektuur" Heliose kinos. Eksponeeritakse Viini Die Angewandte arhitektuurikoolis (juht Hani Rashid) õppivate eestlaste loomingut

  14. A new species of the subgenus Scymnus from Pakistan (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae).

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    Rashid, Azad; Chen, Xiaosheng; Qiu, Baoli; Wang, Xingmin

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    A new species, Scymnus (Scymnus) contortubus Rashid, Chen & Wang, sp. n. , is described and illustrated from Pakistan. A diagnosis, remarks, illustrations, and a distribution map are provided of the new species and its most similar congener, S. (S..) nubilus Mulsant.

  15. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 10, No 31 (2011)

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    dependent enzyme of Homo sapiens: Molecular modeling approach to rational drug design against epilepsy · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. HN Khan, H Rashid, ...

  16. Role of TLR4 gene polymorphisms in the colorectal cancer risk ...

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    Role of TLR4 gene polymorphisms in the colorectal cancer risk modulation in ethnic Kashmiri population – A case–control study. Saniya Nissar, Aga Syed Sameer, Roohi Rasool, Qurteeba Qadri, Nissar A. Chowdri, Fouzia Rashid ...

  17. Kirgas klaas / Margit Aedla

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    Klaasiga saab ruumi tuua kergust ja värvilise klaasiga lisada pilkupüüdvat aktsenti. Valik klaasist riiuleid (disainerid Aziz Sariyer, Karin Rashid, Jean Nouvel), laevalgusti (disainer Michiko Nakata), seinakell, diivanilaud

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    2012-01-01

    This is an edited bilingual (Turkish and Dutch) collection of literary travelogue, essay and poetry, by Maria Barnas, Rashid Novaire, Tom Naegels, Alfred Schaffer, Annelies Verbeke, Ugur Ziya, Seray Sahiner, Zeynep Koylu.

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    Quality assurance of herbal drug valerian by chemotaxonomic markers · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. M Ahmad, MA Khan, U Rashid, M Zafar, M Arshad, S Sultana ...

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    *, Siti Aqlima Ahmad, Norzila Kusnin and Mohd Yunus Abdul Shukor. Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400. UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Abdul Matin. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 118 Issue 4 August 2009 pp 379-390. Deformation mechanisms in the frontal Lesser Himalayan Duplex in Sikkim Himalaya, India · Abdul Matin Sweety Mazumdar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  3. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Quarterly Report to the United States Congress

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    Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan final- ized and signed the Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade project ( CASA ...Specialty Bunkering Spidle, chris calvin Vulcan Amps Inc. Worldwide cargomasters Aziz, haji Abdul, a.k.a. “Abdul Aziz Shah Jan,” a.k.a. “Aziz” castillo

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. A P J Abdul Kalam. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 8 Issue 10 October 2003 pp 56-62 General Article. Satish Dhawan – A Creative Teacher · A P J Abdul Kalam · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

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    A cross-sectional study on the quality of life of patients with peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain in Hospital Tegku Ampaun Afzan, Kuantan, Malaysia. Sinan Mohammed Abdullah AL-Mahmood, Tariq Abdul Razak, Nik Nur Fatnoon Nik Ahmad, Abdul Hadi Bin Mohamed, Shahrin Tarmizi Bin Che Abdullah ...

  6. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Vol 15, No 6 (2016)

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    ... and carbamazepine in rat model of diabetic neuropathic pain · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Sinan Mohammed Abdullah AL-Mahmood, Shahrin Tarmizi Bin Che Abdullah, Nik Nur Fatnoon Nik Ahmad, Abdul Hadi Bin Mohamed, Tariq Abdul Razak ...

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Hossein Mohammadhosseini. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 40 Issue 6 September 2015 pp 1989-1999. Influence of palm oil fuel ash on fresh and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete · Hossein Mohammadhosseini A S M Abdul Awal Abdul Haq Ehsan · More Details Abstract ...

  8. JPRS Report, Near East and South Asia.

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    patients, two had contracted Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through blood transfusion and blood products, while one had contracted the...Abdul Halim Qayumi s/o Abdul Qayum as President of the Public Security Court of the Supreme Court. -Bahawuddin Baha s/o Ghulam Nabi as President

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    Objective: To determine the incidence of brain tumours at King AbdulAziz University Hospital (KAUH) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, over eight year period. Design: Retrospective study. Sitting: King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Subjects: Patients with intracranial tumours. Results: The overall average ...

  10. incidence of brain tumours at an academic centre in western saudi ...

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    Apr 4, 2012 ... Objective: To determine the incidence of brain tumours at King AbdulAziz University. Hospital (KAUH) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, over eight year period. Design: Retrospective study. Sitting: King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Subjects: Patients with intracranial tumours. Results: The ...

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    Items 1 - 50 of 89 ... Mahmoud, Mervat M. Mahmoud, MI · Mahmoud, Ola Abd El Kader · Mahran, Dina Shafik · Majid, Aman Shah Abdul · Majid, Amin Malik Shah Abdul · Makboul, G · Makboul, GM · Maklad, Hala Mohamed · Malomo, Adefolarin · Mana Al abbas, Mahdi · Mankai, A · Mannaa, HF · Mansour, OY · Maqbool, Mudasir

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    Mechanical and thermal properties of prepacked aggregate concrete incorporating palm oil fuel ash · HOSSEIN MOHAMMADHOSSEINI A S M ABDUL AWAL ABDUL RAHMAN MOHD SAM · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Prepacked aggregate concrete (PAC) is a special type of concrete which is made by placing ...

  13. Differential expression of speckled POZ protein, SPOP: Putative ...

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    Department of Animal Science, Chinese Culture University, Yang Ming Shan, Taipei, Taiwan 111; Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, Chinese Culture University, ... Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sg Long, Selangor, Malaysia; Centre for Stem Cell Research, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sg Long, Selangor, Malaysia ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Abdul Jamil Urfi. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 8 Issue 7 July 2003 pp 22-32 General Article. Breeding Ecology of Birds - Why do Some Species Nest Singly While Others are Colonial? Abdul Jamil Urfi · More Details ...

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    Information (3) Mr. Rami Mahklouf Is arguably the most powerful economically Information (4) Abdul Fatah Is the deputy director of the NSB Information...republican guard which is the best equipped army Information (3) Mr. Rami Mahklouf Is arguably the most powerful economically Information (4) Abdul Fatah

  16. 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing & GIS Conference and Exhibition

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    Shariff, Abdul Rashid Mohamed

    2014-06-01

    (STRIDE), and sponsored by RFI Technologies Sdn. Bhd. and Aeroflex Inc. Two awards were presented by Dr Noordin Ahmad, Director-General of the National Space Agency during the conference's closing ceremony: Best Paper Award: Dr Rizatus Shofiyati, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development (ICALRD), Indonesia: Indonesian Drought Monitoring from Space. A Report of SAFE Activity: Assessment of Drought Impact on Rice Production in Indonesia by Satellite Remote Sensing and Dissemination with Web-GIS Best Student Paper Award: Rosnani Rahman, Space Science Centre (ANGKASA), Institute of Climate Change, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia: Monitoring the Variability of Precipitable Water Vapor Over the Klang Valley, Malaysia During Flash Flood The success of the IGRSM 2014 was due to commitments of many: authors, keynote speakers, session chairpersons, the organising and technical programme committees, student volunteers from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and many others of various roles. We acknowledge the sponsors of IGRSM 2014, namely Antaragrafik Systems Sdn. Bhd. and Geospatial Media and Communications Sdn. Bhd. We also thank all exhibitors and contributors: E J Motiwalla, Fajar Saintifik Sdn. Bhd., Bandwork GPS Solutions Sdn. Bhd., Tenaga Nasional Bhd., TSKAY Technology Sdn. Bhd., Geo Spatial Solutions Sdn. Bhd. and Accutac Sdn. Bhd. Associate Professor Sr Dr Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff Chairman 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing & GIS Conference and Exhibition (IGRSM2014) President Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM), 2012-2014

  17. Into the Curriculum. Health/Nutrition: It's a Way of Life [and] Mathematics/Reading/Language Arts: GeoRugs [and] Music: Question Songs for Search and Sing Along [and] Reading/Language Arts: Using a Team Approach in Teaching Children's Poetry [and] Social Studies: King Abdul Aziz: The Founder of Saudi Arabia [and] Social Studies: Women of the American West.

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    Page, Angela D.; Thermos, Mary; Timblin, Carol; Arishee, Jabreel; Stack, Jack; Troisi, Andrea

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    Presents six curriculum guides for health/nutrition, mathematics, reading, language arts, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarians and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity samples, guidelines for evaluating…

  18. Analisis Gaya Bahasa Perbandingan Pada Kisah Syamsuddin Al-Mashri Dan Nuruddin Al-Masyari Pada Buku “ ألف ليلة و ليلة” /Alfu Lailatin Wa Lailatin Karya Thaha Abdul Rauf Sa’Ad

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    ى الكتاب الف ليلة وليلة الصناعة طه عبد الروف سعد. تحليل اْسلوب اللغة المقارنة احدى الدراسية عن يعرف استعمال اللغة و الجمال اللغوية فى عبارة ولتحصل على النتيجة معين. المسئلة التي توقيق هي كيف صيغة اْسلوب اللغة المقارنة فى قصة شمس الدين المصر و نور الدين البصر فى الكتاب الف ليلة وليلة الصناعة طه عبد الروف سعد و ان يعرف كم الجملة اسلوب المقارنة. و هذا التحقيق لهدف كيف صيغة اسلوب المقارنة فى قصة شمس الدين المصر و نورالدين البصر فى الكتاب الف ليلة و ليلة الصناعة طه عبد الروف سعد. النظر...

  19. Maailma sporthobuste kasvatajad Inglismaal. I-II osa / Raigo Kollom

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    Maailma Sporthobuste Kasvatajate Föderatsiooni peaassambleel Inglismaal Newmarketi väikelinnas toimunud külastustest British Racing School'i, British Racing Museum'i ning Dubai valitseja ja Araabia Ühinenud Emiraatide asepresidendi šeik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumi hobusekasvandusse Darley Stud

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Mahjoor Ahmad Lone. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 120 Issue 3 June 2011 pp 423-433. Geospatial tools for assessing land degradation in Budgam district, Kashmir Himalaya, India · Mehnaz Rashid Mahjoor Ahmad Lone Shakil Ahmad ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Shakeel Ahmed. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 117 Issue 1 February 2008 pp 69-78. Implications of Kali–Hindon inter-stream aquifer water balance for groundwater management in western Uttar Pradesh · Rashid Umar M Muqtada A Khan Izrar ...

  2. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 120 Issue 3 June 2011 pp 423-433. Geospatial tools for assessing land degradation in Budgam district, Kashmir Himalaya, India · Mehnaz Rashid Mahjoor Ahmad Lone Shakil Ahmad ...

  3. Strategic Insights. Volume 10, Issue 2, Summer 2011

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    pilots were injured or killed during the initial takeover , and the operatives had to land the plane themselves.29 Haddad’s personal involvement in... Hawaii with 267 passengers aboard, most of them Japanese. Shortly before landing, the bomb exploded. The passenger sitting in Rashid’s seat died

  4. Efficient Aerobic Oxidation of Cyclohexane to KA Oil Catalyzed by Pt ...

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    Efficient Aerobic Oxidation of Cyclohexane to KA Oil Catalyzed by. Pt-Sn supported on MWCNTs. MOHAMMAD SADIQa,∗, MUHAMMAD ALIa, RASHID IQBALa, KHALID SAEEDa,. AIMAL KHANa, MUHAMMAD NAVEED UMARa and HAROON UR RASHIDb. aDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir ...

  5. Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research - Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

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    Knowledge of Postpartum Depression and its Associated Risk Factors Among Nurse-Midwives in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Joel Adeleke Afolayan, Olayinka A Onasoga, F.M. Rejuaro, Yusuf, Abdur-Rashid Gambari, ...

  6. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in phytoremediation of heavy ...

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    May 18, 2016 ... Trends Plant Sci. 7:405-410. Nakano Y, Asada K (1981). Hydrogen peroxide scanvenged by ascorbated specific peroxidase in spinach chloroplast. Plant Cell. Physiol. 22(5):867-880. Ryan J, Estefan G, Rashid A (2001). Soil and Plant Analysis: Laboratory Manual. Second edition. International Centre for.

  7. Juicebox Gallery

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  8. R : disaini alfabeet / Kai Lobjakas

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    2007-01-01

    Tutvustatakse Ameerika graafilise disaini euroopalikumaks muutjat Paul Rand'i, sisearhitekti Toivo Raidmetsa, rahvusvahelise taustaga disainerit Karim Rashid'i, keraamikut ja pedagoogi Leo Rohlinit ja kunsti radikaalseks uuendamiseks asutatud rühmituse (1917.a.) De Stijl üht hilisemat liiget Gerrit Rietveldi

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    Triennaali külalistest, ettekannetest. Peaesinejad: Frei Otto (Saksamaa), Hani Rashid (USA), Ilja Lezhava (Venemaa), Kivi Sotamaa (arhitektuuribüroo Ocean). Eestist esines Urmas Muru. 4. Põhja- ja Baltimaade arhitektuuritriennaal 16.-18. IX 1999 Rotermanni soolalaos teemal "Vaba kulg"

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    Over the past 30 years, Dubai has quickly developed into what can no doubt be described as one of the pinnacle tourist and business destinations of the world. Fuelled by the vision and generosity of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's renowned reputation for its vast supply and thus consumption of ...

  11. East African Medical Journal - Vol 87, No 12 (2010)

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    A successful treatment of a Kenyan case of unresponsive cutaneous leishmaniasis with a combination of pentostam and oral allopurinol: Case Report · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. G Kirigi, MW Mbuchi, JK Mbui, JR Rashid, DM Kinoti, SN Njoroge, ...

  12. Gastric diverticulosis and ulcerations in bitches

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    Jan 8, 2014 ... atrophies when placental nutrition replaces the yolk sac (Van Klaveren et al., 2008). True gastric diverticula may occur at any age though middle age individuals are more prone to the disease. Often the incidence of gastric diverticulum is evenly distributed between male and female in human (Rashid et al., ...

  13. Multiple condensed phases in attractively interacting Bose systems

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    Männel, M.; Morawetz, K.; Lipavský, Pavel

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 12, č. 3 (2010), 033013/1-033013/9 ISSN 1367-2630 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : Bose gas * T-matrix * Evan-Rashid transition Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics Impact factor: 3.849, year: 2010

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    Development and in vitro characterization of 5-flurouracilloaded, colon-targeted drug delivery system · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Hina Raza, Nazar Muhammad Ranjha, Asif Mahmood, Farooq Azam, Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Zermina Rashid, 195- ...

  15. Apparatus and method for heat-run test on high-power PWM ...

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    Figure 1. Schematic diagram of a voltage source converter (VSC). compensators (STATCOM), active rectifiers or front-end converters (FEC), distributed genera- tion from renewable energy sources, and motor drives (Rashid 2001). In UPS and motor drive applications, the three-phase load (or motor) is connected on the ac.

  16. Invited review: Physics potential of the ICAL detector at the India ...

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    ... MD NAIMUDDIN MOHAMMAD SALIM MONOJIT GHOSH MOON MOON DEVI NABA K MONDAL NAYANA MAJUMDAR NITA SINHA NITALI DASH POMITA GHOSHAL POONAM MEHTA PRAFULLA BEHERA R KANISHKA RAJ GANDHI RAJESH GANAI RASHID HASAN S KRISHNAVENI S M LAKSHMI S K SINGH S S R ...

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    Full-text Available Online at www.bioline.org.br/ja. Source and Sink Strength of Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Distribution of Sulfate in Salt-marsh Soils at the Wadden Sea Coast of Northern Germany. ·1KHAN, MD. HARUNOR RASHID; 2HANS-PETER BLUME; 1TADASHI. ADACHI; 3ULRICH PFISTERER; 3UDO MÜLLER- ...

  18. Implications of Kali–Hindon inter-stream aquifer water balance for ...

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    water balance for groundwater management in western Uttar Pradesh. Rashid Umar. 1. , M Muqtada A Khan. 1. , Izrar Ahmed. 1 and Shakeel Ahmed. 2. 1. Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India. 2. IFCGR, National Geophysical Research Institute, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007, India.

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    Visceral leishmaniasis with concomitant post kala-asar Dermal leishmaniasis responds to oral sitamaquine: case report, EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. J Mbui, R Rashid, H Lodenyo, P Nyakundi, R Kipmutai, G Mutuma, G Kirigi, D Kinoti, M Wasunna ...

  20. Piloting a method to evaluate the implementation of integrated water ...

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    ISSN 1816-7950 (On-line) = Water SA Vol. 41 No. 5 October 2015. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Piloting a method to evaluate the implementation of integrated water resource management in the Inkomati River Basin. Melanie J Wilkinson1, Thandi K Magagula1* and Rashid M Hassan2.

  1. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Izrar Ahmed. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 117 Issue 1 February 2008 pp 69-78. Implications of Kali–Hindon inter-stream aquifer water balance for groundwater management in western Uttar Pradesh · Rashid Umar M Muqtada A Khan Izrar ...

  2. Eesti tervishoid on tõesti hea. Aitäh, USA! / Scott Abel

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    Ameeriklane Scott Abel kirjutab, et president Barack Obama tervishoiureform mõjutab arstiabi ka Eestis. Vastukaja artiklile: Turay, Abdul. Kindla individualismi traditsioon // Postimees (2010) 30. märts, lk. 12

  3. Prathap, Dr Gangan

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    Date of birth: 6 June 1951. Specialization: Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Information Science and Composite Materials Address: Honorary Professor, APJ Abdul Kalam Tech University, CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram 695 016, Kerala Contact: Office: (0471) 278 5627. Residence: (0471) 271 1956

  4. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences - Vol 2, No 2 (2013)

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    Prune Belly Syndrome - A Rare Presentation in Ghanaian Neonate · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A Abdul-Mumin, PM Mejias, PM Mejias, A Alhassan, A Alhassan, 1-5 ...

  5. Fellowship | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Date of birth: 6 June 1951. Specialization: Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Information Science and Composite Materials Address: Honorary Professor, APJ Abdul Kalam Tech University, CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram 695 016, Kerala Contact: Office: (0471) 278 5627. Residence: (0471) 271 1956

  6. Clinical and electrophysiological efficacy of leaf extract of Gingko ...

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    Ginkgoaceae) in subjects with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Ahsan Numan, Faisal Masud, Khadija Irfan Khawaja, Fehmeda Farrukh Khan, Abdul Basit Qureshi, Saira Burney, Kamran Ashraf, Nisar Ahmad, Muhammad Shahbaz Yousaf, ...

  7. ambient volatile organic compounds pollution and ozone formation

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    Baumback et al., 1995; Okuo and. Ndiowokere, 2006; Ukepbor and Ahonkhia, 2000;. Ukepbor et al., 2010; Obioh et al., 1994, Abdul-Raheem et al., 2008). Most of these researchers reported that emissions of large number of ...

  8. Deconstructing the BRICs : Structural transformation and aggregate productivity growth

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    de Vries, G.J.; Erumban, Abdul Azeez; Timmer, M.P.; Voskoboynikov, I.; Wu, H.X.

    de Vries, Gaaitzen J., Erumban, Abdul A., Timmer, Marcel P., Voskoboynikov, Ilya-Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural transformation and aggregate productivity growth This paper studies structural transformation and its implications for productivity growth in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia,

  9. Pommipanija vabastamine tekitab tõsiseid pingeid / Tiina Tamman

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    2009-01-01

    Lockerbié lennukatastroofi korraldamise eest vangi mõistetud Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi vabastamine Šotimaal on USA-s kaasa toonud proteste. Suurbritannia kinnitusel Šotimaale otsuse tegemisel survet ei avaldatud

  10. Preparation of new thermoluminescent material (100−x)B2O3 ...

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    , personal and clinical ionizing radi- ation protection. Several materials, e.g. ..... This project was funded by the National Plan for Science,. Technology and Innovation (MAARIFAH), King Abdul Aziz. City for Science and Technology, Kingdom of ...

  11. Comparison of some functional properties and chemical constituents ...

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    ; Abdul-Hamid and Luan, 2000). In addition to nutritional effects, dietary fibre has functional properties such as water binding capacity (WBC) and fat binding capacity (FBC). So, addition of dietary fiber to a wide range of ...

  12. Kalam's visit to cement Indo-Swiss ties in high tech area

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    Seeking to boost Indo-Swiss cooperation in high tech areas, President APJ Abdul Kalam arrived in Geneva on a four-day visit to Switzerland aimed at firming up plans for future cooperation with the CERN

  13. Bhutan tõrjus India oma asjade ajamiselt / Allan Espenberg

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    Bhutani kuningas Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk ja India president Abdul Kalam allkirjastasid lepingu, mille kohaselt saab Bhutan endale suuremad õigused ja vabadused iseseisvamalt välis- ja kaitsepoliitikat ajada

  14. Maldiivide saareriigis kukutati igipresidendiks peetud mees / Allan Espenberg

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    Maldiividel toimusid 8. oktoobril riigi ajaloo esimesed demokraatlikud valimised, sai valida mitme presidendikandidaadi vahel. 35 aastat riiki valitsenud president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom jäi valimistel alla opositsiooni kandidaadile Mohamed Nasheedile

  15. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1945 Section: Chemistry. Hamied, Abdul Khwaja Ph.D. (Berlin). Date of birth: 31 October 1898. Date of death: 23 June 1972. Specialization: Pharmaceutical Chemistry. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

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    Molecular and pathological identification of feline coronavirus type I. Alazawy Amer, Arshad Siti-Suri, Hair-Bejo Mohd, Omar Abdul-Rahman, Tengku-Ibrahim Tengku-Azmi, Bande Faruku, Assumaidaee Ajwad ...

  17. Overview of the main methods used to combine proteins with nanosystems: absorption, bioconjugation, and encapsulation

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    2009-01-01

    Mariagrazia Di Marco1, Shaharum Shamsuddin2, Khairunisak Abdul Razak3, Azlan Abdul Aziz4, Corinne Devaux1, Elsa Borghi1, Laurent Levy1, Claudia Sadun51Nanobiotix, Paris, France; 2School of Health Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia; 3School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Engineering Campus, 4School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia; 5Department of Chemistry, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, ItalyAbstract: The latest d...

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    Items 1 - 50 of 763 ... Aloo, PA · Amir, O A · Amiyo, N · Amiyo, Nassir · amon, A · Anam, Rashid Oketch · Anam, RO · Andrade, F · Andrianarivelo, N · Appadoo, Chandani · Appadoo, Chandani · Arara, B K · Arthurton, R.S. · Arthurton, R.S. Arthurton · Arthurton, Russell · Augley, J · Aura, Christopher M. Aura, Christopher Mulanda ...

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  20. Understanding the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Through Social Movement Theory, and Analyzing and Evaluating Its Potential Threat to Kazakhstan

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    Malaysia , and Yemen, political parties have gained more success in municipal and parliamentary elections.58 However, they could easily be banned by...however, does show a capability to conduct terrorist acts. For example, in June 8, 2014, ten IMU fighters wearing suicide vests and armed with...Tajikistan, two suicide car bombers were killed, as well as one police officer, and 30 people were injured. Ahmed Rashid contends: ‘Even though, the IMU

  1. Predictors of mobile internet usage in 10 African countries

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    Mobile phones and Internet use can enable human capabilities that can contribute to positive developmental outcomes (Smith, Spencer, & Rashid, 2011; Ndung'u & Waema, 2011; Agüero, de Silva & Kang, 2011; Sen, 1999). Communication networks, in Africa particularly mobile phones, have been recognised as an important component for social mobilisation (Castells, 2009). Reports have focused on the role of mobile phones in organising social protests and political mobilization (Comninos, 2011) such as...

  2. Probing of complete and incomplete fusion dynamics in heavy-ion ...

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    Apr 4, 2014 ... Probing of complete and incomplete fusion dynamics in heavy-ion collision. D SINGH1,∗, RAHBAR ALI2, M AFZAL ANSARI3, B S TOMAR4,. M H RASHID5, R GUIN5, SKDAS5, R KUMAR6, R P SINGH6,. S MURALITHAR6 and R K BHOWMIK6. 1Centre for Applied Physics, Central University of Jharkhand, ...

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    9 juin 2016 ... A New Dawn: Privacy in Asia. Ahmed T Rashid. Des travaux de recherche financés par le CRDI montrent que, tandis que le nombre d'internautes augmente en Asie, la protection de la vie privée à l'heure du numérique est de plus en plus considérée comme un droit politique et un droit fondamental du ...

  4. Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

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    Resolution also extends Iraqi assets protections from lawsuits/attachment. Unemployment 18.2% official rate,but could be as high as 30%. Inflation...multinational force based near Diwaniyah and included forces from: Armenia, Slovakia, Denmark, El Salvador, Ukraine, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia , Mongolia, and...Shiite/UIA/ISCI (Badr) Min. Transportation Amir Isma’il Shiite independent Min. Water Resources Latif Rashid Kurdistan Alliance/PUK Min. Youth and

  5. Effects of Rock Joints on Failure of Tunnels Subject to Blast Loading

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    13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF...Modelling of joints and interfaces using the disturbed-state concept. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics , 16:623–653... Geomechan - ics, 11:345–362. Rashid, Y. (1968). Analysis of prestressed concrete pressure vessels. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 7:334–355. Schreyer

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    it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. Ohio State University 1960 Kenny Road...doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.087206 Aaron Chen, Tom Byvank, Woo-Jin Chang, Atul Bharde, Greg Vieira, Brandon L. Miller, Jeffrey J. Chalmers, Rashid...c2lc41201b Aaron Chen, Tom Byvank, Gregory B. Vieira, R. Sooryakumar. Magnetic Microstructures for Control of Brownian Motion and Microparticle

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    10 juin 2016 ... Rohan Samarajiva, directeur général de LIRNEasia. Ahmed T Rashid. Grâce à une étude portant sur l'utilisation que les pauvres font des téléphones mobiles, ... Dans les pays en développement, le téléphone mobile revêt une grande importance pour les pauvres, car il s'agit souvent de leur seul mode de ...

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    Saksa disainerist Konstantin Grcic'ist (s. 1965), kes kasutab materjalidest palju plasti (üks kuulsamaid töid on sõrestiktool "stool one"). Egiptuses sündinud Kanadas üles kasvanud disainerist Karim Rashid'ist (s. 1960), kelle lemmikmaterjaliks on samuti plast. Ühistööna valminud ideaalkodu installatsioonist Kölni mööblimessil 2003. a.

  9. المسكوكات البيزنطية والساسانية المتداولة في العــراق حتى أواخر عهد عبد الملك بن مروان Byzantine and Sassanian coins circulating in Iraq until the end of the reign of Abdul Malik bin Marwan

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    Full Text Available Money is regarded as an important document which cannot be neglected depended by archaeologists to identify archaeological sites as well as researchers and students in order to document historical events . Coins were invented by the people of kingdom of Laydia , the inhabitants of small Asia around 7th century B.C .Their kings have coined money on which they engraved first distinct from of money ( lion before bull . Then , it spread to the nearby areas related to the kingdom through trading relations . Coining was not only restricted to the trading exchange and treatment but it also had a religious and political from , hence , the figures , animals and pictures on the Greek , Roman , Ikhmini and even Sassani coins had a political or religious nature . In Arab Peninsula , Biziinti dinars were used in treatment in the past ( which hold king's portrait of Herocle alone or with his sons . In addition to Sassani dirham's ( which hold the Sassani king's portrait with fire stag and such coins were used in Syria , Egypt , and Iraq . The present study includes pictures of coins from Greece , Rome and Ikhmin. It also studies group of coins ( Bizinti dinars and Sassani dirham kept in Iraqi Museum which had been used pre and post – Islam . The researcher has studied inscriptions and figures held on the coins. When Islam appeared , such coins were decided to be used as a metal value. Finally , the stages of Arabization of these coins at the time of Islam have also been covered especially in Umayyad era during caliph Abdulmalik Bin Marwan ( 65 –86 – AH. to be purified from the foreign figures and use Quranic verses instead by means of pictures for the foreign money and their Arabization stages .

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    article/48409 2018-02-27T11:45:12Z ajfand:ART Enhancement of the nutritive value of bagasse using chicken manure. Anakalo, S Abdul, F Anakalo, MG Fermentation, Bagasse, Chicken, Manure, Digestibility The study investigated the effects of ...

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    Jul 20, 2009 ... Full Length Research Paper. GC/MS determination of bioactive components and antibacterial properties of Goniothalamus umbrosus extracts. Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab1, Ahmad Bustamam Abdul1*, Manal Mohamed Elhassan1, Syam. Mohan1, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim1, Abdelbasit Adam Mariod3, ...

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    Author Affiliations. Abdullah M A Asiri1 Gameel A Baghaffar1 Khadija O Badahdah1 Abdullah G M Al-Sehemi2 Salman A Khan1 Abeer A Bukhari1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah 21413, P.O. Box 80203, Saudi Arabia; Department of Chemistry, Teacher's College, King Khalid ...

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    Items 101 - 150 of 399 ... N Ameh, MA Abdul, D Haggai. Vol 9, No 2 (2010), Depot medroxyprogesterone infectable contraception at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Abstract PDF. AM Abasiattai, EJ Udoma, E Ukeme. Vol 9, No 1 (2010), Depression among medical outpatients with diabetes: A cross-sectional study ...

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    Studies on serum macro and micro minerals status in repeat breeder and normal cyclic Nili-Ravi buffaloes and their treatment strategies. Muhammad Saleem Akhtar, Abdul AsimFarooq, Laeeq AkbarLodhi, SayyedAun Muhammad, M MazharAyaz, Mushtaq Hussain Lashari, Saeed Murtaza, Irtaza Hussain, Muhammad ...

  15. PENGARUH CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT DAN KUALITAS PELAYANAN TERHADAP LOYALITAS NASABAH PADA PT BANK SULSELBAR CABANG PANGKEP

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    2016 Pengaruh Customer Relationship Management dan Kualitas Pelayanan Terhadap Loyalitas Nasabah Pada PT Bank Sulselbar Cabang Pangkep Alfiani Maswar Indrianty Sudirman Abdul Razak Munir Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh Customer Relationship Management dan Kualitas Pelayanan terhadap Loyalitas Nasabah pada PT. Bank Sulselbar Cabang Pangkep dan untuk menentukan manakah dari variabel variabel dari Customer Relationship Management dan Kualitas Pel...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 2; Issue 1. Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (1896-1987). Featured Scientist Volume 2 Issue 1 January 1997 pp 98-98. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/002/01/0098-0098. Resonance – Journal of ...

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    Aug 18, 2008 ... for the new alternative fungus-nematode management strategies ... The leaves of A. indica (neem), B. perotitiana (iron weed) and L. multiflora .... Delhi, India. pp. 645-683. Tang'an BNS, Adebitan SA, Abdul SD Ogidi JA (2002). Fungicidal activity of some plant extracts on Cercospora sojina Hara: the causal.

  19. Kalam's Swiss visit to help India's nuclear scientists

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    President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam arrived here wednesday on a visit that will see the inking of a document giving India access to the latest in nuclear technology; one of his first engagements would be at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, considered one of the most advanced hysics labs in the world (1/2 page)

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 129; Issue 2. Solid-state Photochemical [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Hydrogen-Bonded Zn(II) Metal Complex Containing Several Parallel C=C Bonds. ABDUL MALIK P PEEDIKAKKAL. Regular Article Volume 129 Issue 2 February 2017 pp 239-247 ...

  1. Cycloaddition Reaction of Hydrogen-Bonded Zn(II)

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    J. Chem. Sci. Vol. 129, No. 2, February 2017, pp. 239–247. c Indian Academy of Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12039-016-1218-6. REGULAR ARTICLE. Solid-state Photochemical [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of. Hydrogen-Bonded Zn(II) Metal Complex Containing Several Parallel. C=C Bonds. ABDUL MALIK P PEEDIKAKKAL.

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    May 18, 2009 ... Taxonomic studies of nodulated leguminous weeds from the flora of North Western part (Dera Ismail Khan) of Pakistan. Sarfaraz Khan Marwat*, Mir Ajab Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Farooq Ahmad and Abdul Nazir. Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

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    Shunt hybrid active power filter for harmonic mitigation: A practical design approach 1257. Abbas W ... Abdul Awal A S M. Influence of palm oil fuel ash on fresh and mechanical properties of self-compacting .... An automated technique to determine spatio- temporal changes in satellite island images with vectorization and ...

  4. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 11, No 85 (2012)

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    Assessment of endophytic fungi cultural filtrate on soybean seed germination · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Muhammad Waqas, Abdul Latif Khan, Muhammad Hamayun, Muhammad Kamran, Sang-Mo Kang, Yoon-Ha Kim, In-Jung Lee, 15135- ...

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    Decolourization and degradation of azo Dye, Synozol Red HF6BN, by Pleurotus ostreatus · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Sidra Ilyas, Skinder Sultan Sultan, Abdul Rehman, 15422-15429 ...

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    Decolourization and degradation of azo Dye, Synozol Red HF6BN, by Pleurotus ostreatus. Sidra Ilyas, Skinder Sultan Sultan, Abdul Rehman. Abstract. The present paper focuses on the use of fungus, Pleurotus ostreatus, to decolorize and degrade azo dye, Synazol Red HF6BN. Decolorization study showed that P.

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    66 Abdul Aziz and Nisar Ahmad Rather. Minkowski's inequality, it was not clear whether the restriction on P Was indeed essential. This question was open for a long time. Finally, Arestov (2) proved that (3) remains true for 0 0, inequality (3) can be replaced by 7, 10, 14 f. II, a ni En ...

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    Abdul Majeed S S M S see Rao Uma Maheswar. 473. Abiraman S see John Annie. 141. Preliminary in vitro and in vivo characterizations of a sol–gel derived bio-active glass–ceramic system. 419. Acharya H N see Sharma S L. 85. Adgaonkar C S see Amnerkar R H. 431. Adhikari Basudam see Gupta Tarakranjan. 533.

  9. Dust settles around election results / Karl Haljasmets

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    6. märtsil Eestis toimunud parlamendivalimiste tulemustest. Ajakirjanik Abdul Turay leiab, et kõik riigikokku pääsenud erakonnad võivad oma tulemustega rahul olla. Tõnis Saartsi, Jüri Ratase, Aleksei Lotmani, Urmas Kruuse ja Jorgen Siili arvamusi

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    Abdul-Mumin, A. Vol 2, No 2 (2013) - Articles Prune Belly Syndrome - A Rare Presentation in Ghanaian Neonate Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2026-6294. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use ...

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    Soraya Hosseini1 Wan Ramli Wan Daud1 Marzieh Badiei2 Abdul Amir Hassan Kadhum1 Abu Bakar Mohammad1. Institute of Fuel Cell, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia; Chemical Engineering Process, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ...

  12. KEPRIBADIAN TOKOH DALAM NOVEL MENCARI PEREMPUAN YANG HILANG (KAJIAN PSIKOANALISIS CARL GUSTAV JUNG

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    Full Text Available Dewasa ini, psikoanalisis yang lazim digunakan sebagai pendekatan penelitian adalah aspek kaidah-kaidah psikologi yang terdapat dalam karya sastra khususnya karakter tokoh-tokoh utama. Novel Mencari Perempuan yang Hilang karya DR. Imad Zaki, alih bahasa oleh Dr. Zuriyati menceritakan kisah pilu seorang wanita yang menghilang dari peradaban karena berat untuk menanggung beban kejahatan ayahnya yang merugikan orang banyak. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk: (a mengetahui bagaimana deskripsi tokoh-tokoh utama dalam novel yaitu Dokter Ahlam, Dokter Sholeh dan Abdul Ghani Zahabi; (b mengetahui bagaimana tingkat kepribadian pada masing-masing tokoh utama; dan (c mengetahui tipe kepribadian tokoh-tokoh utama dalam novel. Penelitian ini menerapkan analisis isi dengan  pendekatan kualitatif. Dokter Sholeh dan dokter Ahlam mempunyai karakter yang positif. Abdul Ghani Zahabi mempunyai karakter kejam. Dokter Sholeh cenderung memiliki tingkatan kepribadian kesadaran dan ketidaksadaran kolektif (persona. Dokter Ahlam cenderung memiliki tingkatan kepribadian kesadaran dan ketidaksadaran kolektif (animus. Dan Abdul Ghani Zahabi cenderung memiliki tingkatan kepribadian ketidaksadaran personal dan ketidaksadaran kolektif (persona, bayangan, dan anima. Dokter Sholeh cenderung termasuk kedalam tipe kepribadian ekstroversi (pemikir, perasa dan intuitif. Dokter Ahlam cenderung termasuk pada tipe kepribadian introversi (perasa dan intuitif. Dan Abdul Ghani Zahabi cenderung termasuk kedalam tipe kepribadian ekstroversi (pemikir dan perasa dan introversi (pemikir dan intuitif.

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    PLASMID MEDIATED RESISTANCE IN MULTIDRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA. ISOLATED FROM CHILDREN WITH SUSPECTED SEPTICAEMIA IN ZARIA,. NIGERIA. AbdulAziz, Z. A.,1* Ehinmidu, J. O.,1 Adeshina, G. O.,1 Pala, Y. Y2., Yusuf, S. S2. and. Bugaje, M. A.3. 1Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical ...

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    22 Breeding Ecology of Birds. Why do Some Species Nest Singly While Others are Colonial? Abdul Jomil Urfi. 33 Noise Assisted Direded Motion at the. Molecular Level - 1. Mongol C Mohoto and A M Joyonnavar. 46 Chelates for Micronutrient Nutrition among Crops. B 5 Sekhon. Amplitude/frequency modulated.

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    ..., DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Abdul-Malik, Office of Solid Waste (5303P... activities associated with each requirement and with each hazardous waste management unit at a facility. The specific units and processes included in this ICR are: Tank systems, Surface impoundments, Waste piles...

  16. Obstacles to Scientific Research in Light of a Number of Variables

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    Algadheeb, Nourah A.; Almeqren, Monira A.

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    The present study aimed to identify the scientific research obstacles facing faculty members in the College of Education at Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University (PNU) and to determine the differences in the obstacles according to age, academic rank, scientific specialty, marital status, number of completed studies, and time since the last…

  17. Exploration of CAG triplet repeat in nontranslated region of SCA12 ...

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    CAG repeats; large normal alleles; polyglutamine; neurodegenerative diseases; spinocerebellar ataxia type 12. ... India; Department of Genetic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Princess Al-Jawhara Centre of Excellence in Research of Hereditary Disorders, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah 21589, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...

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    Petviashvili equations. Abdul-Majid Wazwaz. 233–242. On the Lie point symmetry analysis and solutions of the inviscid Burgers equation. Muhammad A Abdulwahhab, Ashfaque H Bokhari, A H Kara and F D Zaman. 407–414. Isometric embeddings ...

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    Components (United States v. Shannon L. Wren , et. al.) and MVP Micro (United States v. Mustafa Abdul Aljaff, et. al.) - the first such prosecutions...components System architecture down to component level Vulnerabilities Identify Critical Functions Assign Criticality Levels Level I: Total Mission... architecture – Critical functions and components – Design, development, integration and test processes – Manufacturing processes – Software

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    the coloured species make the derivative a candidate for applications in optical data storage. Acknowledgements. The authors wish to thank King Abdul Aziz City for. Science and Technology (KACST) for funding this research work via grant no. At–27-68. References. 1. Gust D, Moore T A and Moore A L 2001 Acc. Chem.

  1. Haiti ja saatan / Mihhail Lotman

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    Haiti maavärinas on süüdistatud nii USA-d kui ka üleloomulikke jõude. Vastuseks Abdul Turay artiklile "Kustutage haitilaste võlg!" ütleb autor, et päästetööd Haitil takerduvad mitte valitsuse rahapuudusesse, vaid olematusse infrastruktuuri

  2. Journal of Genetics, Volume 91, 2012

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    Author index. Journal of Genetics, Volume 91, 2012. AUTHOR INDEX. Ab Razak, Shahril see Abdul Rahman, Zulaiha. Abd El-Twab, Magdy Hussein. Physical mapping of 5S and 45S rDNA in Chrysanthemum and related genera of the ..... Mexican northwestern population (Research article). 297. Rosa, C. C.. Genetic and ...

  3. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    pp 1211-1217 RAPID COMMUNICATION. Facile route for the regioselective synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole using copper nanoparticles supported on nanocellulose as recyclable heterogeneous catalyst · MITALI CHETIA ABDUL A ALI ANKUR BORDOLOI DIGANTA SARMA · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

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    Page | 86. BROAD LIGAMENT PREGNANCY:AREPORT OF TWO. CASES. M. A. Abdul1, A. M. Tabari2, D. Kabiru3 and N. Hamidu4. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria Nigeria. 2Department of Radiology Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital Kano, Nigeria.

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    S Ramesh1 Geok Bee Teh1 Rong-Fuh Louh2 Yong Kong Hou1 Pung Yen Sin1 Lim Jing Yi1. Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Feng Chia University, 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung, ...

  6. Genocide in Rwanda: The Interplay of Human Capital, Scarce Resources and Social Cohesion

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    SOCIAL COHESION Abdul Latif Mohamed Major, Royal Malaysian Air Force B.E., Wollongong University ( Australia ), 1990 Submitted in partial...78. Interahamwe was the youth wing of MRND created by Habyarimana and was notoriously associated with the worst atrocities during the genocide. 96...society since it can generate economic growth and individual advancement while combating unemployment , social exclusion and inequality. 122 Despite this

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    Abdul-Sattar, S. Vol 3, No 2 (2010) - Articles Outbreak of Peritonitis in a Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Population Following the Use of Contaminated Peritoneal Dialysis Fluids Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1858-554X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

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    of gold (Au) and silver (Ag) NPs by green methods using plant extracts, yeast, bacteria, fungi and honey [4]. The larvicidal activity of noble metal NPs synthesized from Eclipta prostrata leaf extracts against vectors of malaria and filariasis was demonstrated by Rajakumar and Abdul Rahuman [5]. Similarly, antimicrobial.

  9. Effect of topical lignocaine on postoperative pain after laparoscopic ...

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    2, 1996. 3. Poindexter AN, Abdul Malak M, Fast JE. Laparoscopic tubal sterilization under local anesthesia. Obstet Gynecol 1990;75(1):5-8. 4. Dobbs FF, Kumar V, Alexander JI, Hull MGR. Pain after laparoscopy related to posture and ring verus clip sterilization. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1987;94:262-264. 5. Rioux JE, Yuzpe AA.

  10. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Compounds 2c, 2d, 3a, 3c and 3d showed good antimicrobial activity against E. coli where as compounds 2a and 2d were found active against all the bacteria. ... Abdul Rauf1. Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002; Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002 ...

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    Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial activity and molecular docking studies of combined pyrazol-barbituric acid pharmacophores. Assem Barakat, Bandar M. Al-Qahtani, Abdullah M. Al-Majid, M. Ali Mohammed Rafi Shaik, Mohamed H.M. Al-Agamy, Abdul Wadood ...

  12. Is quantum theory compatible with special relativity?

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    Condense Matter and Statistical Physics, The Abdul Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy; Research Group on Foundations of Quantum Theory and Information, Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, Iran; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada; Department of ...

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    Ahlfeld David P, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States. Ahmad Talat, Kashmir .... Abdul, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. Mauget Steven A, Plant Stress and Water Conservation Lab, USDA-ARS, Lubbock, United States ... Prasanna M V, University of Curtin Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. Purnachandra Rao Venigalla ...

  14. Breeding Ecology of Birds

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    http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/008/07/0022-0032. Keywords. Birds. nesting. territory; coloniality; heronries. ecology; nesting strategies. Author Affiliations. Abdul Jamil Urfi1. Department of Environmental Biology, School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007. Resonance – Journal of Science ...

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    Left Ventricular Geometry In Nigerians With Type II Diabetes Mellitus · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. MM Baba, MO Balogun, AO Akintomide, RA Adebayo, MA Talle, PO Akinwusi, H Abdul, SS Danbauchi, 152-157 ...

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    ), prostate specific antigen. (PSA) and age in a cohort of Saudi men from the Urology Department, King Abdul Aziz University. Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: Medical records of 447 Saudi men aged 20-89 years with benign prostatic ...

  17. Pakistan tabas surnuks peetud Talibani pealiku / Heiki Suurkask

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    Pakistani ja USA eriüksuste haarangus langes vangi mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar, samas on Afganistani kaitseministeerium kinnitanud Baradari hukkumist juba 2007. aastal. Talibani on enim haavanud Pakistani armee suurpealetung 2009. aastal ning Afganistani presidendi Hamid Karzai intriigid, millega Talibani juhtkonna liikmeid meelitatakse üle, ostetakse ära või püütakse lepitada

  18. Learning Critical Thinking in Saudi Arabia: Student Perceptions of Secondary Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs

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    Allamnakhrah, Alhasan

    2013-01-01

    Saudi scholars have been agitating for education reforms to incorporate critical thinking in education programs. This paper is a qualitative case study undertaken at King Abdul Aziz University and Arab Open University and examines students' perception of learning critical thinking in secondary pre-service teacher education programs in Saudi…

  19. Grappling with 'Natural Selection' – Experiences of a Teacher Since ...

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    biology teaching. . Abdul Jamil Urfi. Department of Environmental. Studies, University of Delhi. New Delhi 110007, India. Email: ajurfi@rediffmail.com ..... correct method. In the manner in which professional science is conducted the world over, learning the 'correct method' is no doubt important but equally important is to let ...

  20. The Sphere In-between: Najib Mahfuz on Power, Status and ...

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    codes provided by Najib Mahfuz, even as it searches for possible theoretical insights that the works of Arab-African and Euro-American writers including Ibn Qayyim, Abdul Qhir al-Jurjn, Edward Said, Michel Foucault and Benhabib could yield in an excursus which probes into how the trialectic of power, status and authority ...

  1. A Qualitative and Quantitative Assay to Study DNA/Drug Interaction ...

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    Research Article. A Qualitative and Quantitative Assay to Study. DNA/Drug Interaction Based on Sequence Selective. Inhibition of Restriction Endonucleases. Syed A Hassan1*, Lata Chauhan2, Ritu Barthwal2 and Aparna Dixit3. 1 Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdul Aziz University, Rabigh-21911 ...

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    Antisecretory and spasmolytic potential of ethanolic leaf extract of Datura stramonium Linn in albino Wlstar rat and guinea pig ileum models · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Saheed Afolabi, Abdul-Musawwir Alli-Oluwafuyi, Olufunke Olorundare, Samuel Olaleye, ...

  3. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    pp 33-43 Articles. Identification of a hypothetical membrane protein interactor of ribosomal phosphoprotein P0 · K Aruna Tirtha Chakraborty Savithri Nambeesan Abdul Baru Mannan Alfica Sehgal Seema R Bhalchandra Shobhona Sharma · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The ribosomal phosphoprotein P0 of the human ...

  4. E-Learning--Organizational Infrastructure and Tools for Specific Areas

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    Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed.

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    Chapters in this book include: (1) Factors that Influence Academic Teacher's Acceptance of E-Learning Technology in Blended Learning Environment (Snjezana Babic); (2) Towards Economical E-Learning Educational Environments for Physically Challenged Students (Amir Zeid, Sarah S. Sakit, Noor A. Al-AbdulRazzaq, Mariam M. Al-Tattan, Fatima S. Sakit,…

  5. Molecular characterization of capsid protein gene of potato virus X ...

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    Molecular characterization of capsid protein gene of potato virus X from Pakistan. Arshad Jamal, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Bushra Tabassum, Muhammad Tariq, Abdul Munim Farooq, Zahida Qamar, Mohsin Ahmad Khan, Nadeem Ahmad, Muhammad Shafiq, Muhammad Saleem Haider, M. Arshad Javed, Tayyab Husnain ...

  6. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science - Vol 76, No 4 (2014)

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    Characterising the diameter distribution of Sal plantations by comparing normal, lognormal and Weibull distributions at Tilagarh Eco-park, Bangladesh · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Jiban Chandra Deb, Md Habibur Rahman Salman, Md Abdul Halim, Md ...

  7. African Journal of Management Research - Vol 22, No 1 (2014)

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    The Value-Adding Potentials of Corporate Social Responsibility Report Audit to Corporate Reporting in Nigerian Banks · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Z Abdul-Baki, AB Uthman, KO Lawal, 16-33 ...

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    change activity in neurons, when chemical molecules pass over a synapse they attach to special receiving areas on the next neuron and exert its action (Sudhof, 2013). The effects of APM on ... Acknowledgment. The authors would like to thank King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology for its financial support under.

  9. Effect of Aqueous Extract of Nutmeg on Hyperglycaemia ...

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    Effect of Aqueous Extract of Nutmeg on. Hyperglycaemia, Hyperlipidaemia and Cardiac. Histology Associated with Isoproterenol-induced. Myocardial Infarction in Rats. Mohammed Abdul Kareem*, Gadhamsetty Saayi Krushna,. Shaik Althaf Hussain and Kodidhela Lakshmi Devi. Department of Biochemistry, S.K. University, ...

  10. The Effects of YouTube in Multimedia Instruction for Vocabulary Learning: Perceptions of EFL Students and Teachers

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    Kabooha, Raniah; Elyas, Tariq

    2018-01-01

    The present study sought to examine the improvement in vocabulary comprehension and retention of Saudi English as foreign language female students at King Abdul Aziz University as a result of integrating YouTube in their reading classes. The study also investigated the perceptions of both students as well as teachers towards the inclusion of…

  11. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Nov 27, 2015 ... Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 77; Issue 2. Issue front cover thumbnail. Volume 77, Issue 2. August 2011, pages 233-404. pp 233-242. Integrability of two coupled Kadomtsev–Petviashvili equations · Abdul-Majid Wazwaz · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The integrability of two ...

  12. ABCA1 C69T gene polymorphism and risk of type 2 diabetes ...

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    ABCA1 C69T gene polymorphism and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Saudi population. KHALID K ALHARBI, IMRAN ALI KHAN, NASSER M AL-DAGHRI, ANJANA MUNSHI, VANDANA SHARMA,. ABDUL KHADER MOHAMMED, KAISER A WANI, YAZEED A AL-SHEIK. MAY SALEM AL-NBAHEEN,. MOHAMMED ...

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    Alarepe, Abdul Taofik. Vol 25, No 1 (2017) - Articles Amblyopia in rural Nigerian school children. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2468-8363. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use · Contact AJOL ...

  14. Communicative Syllabus Design--The Topic and Task Approach.

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    An English for Special Purposes (ESP) program, devised for students of the School of Environmental Design at the English Language Centre of King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, is described. The course is intended to be of direct relevance to students by developing their English language skills and giving them a basic professional vocabulary. A…

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    Items 51 - 100 of 211 ... Vol 13, No 2 (2016), Efficiency of microfinance institutions in sub – Saharan Africa: a stochastic frontier approach, Abstract PDF. Adams Abdulai, Devi Datt .... Abdulai Abdul-Malik. Vol 7, No 1 (2010), Housing Finance in Ghana: Can Community Mortgage Cooperatives Provide a Panacea? Abstract.

  16. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Uma Maheswar Rao1 S S M S Abdul Majeed2 C Venkataseshaiah1 R Sarathi1. Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 600 036, India; Department of Polymer Technology, Crescent Engineering College, Chennai 600 048, India ...

  17. Molecular docking and in silico ADMET studies of silibinin and ...

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    Molecular docking and in silico ADMET studies of silibinin and glycyrrhetic acid anti-inflammatory activity. Arif Malik, Abdul Manan, Muhammad Usman Mirza. Abstract. Purpose: To use in silico docking analysis and ADMET prediction of silibinin and glycyrrhetic acid to determine their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic ...

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    Items 201 - 250 of 623 ... M A Abdul, U N Ibrahim, M D Yusuf, H Musa. Vol 24, No 3 (2005), Efficacy of nebulized furosemide in children with moderate attack of asthma, Abstract PDF. M Alshehri, T Almegamesi, A Alfrayh. Vol 24, No 1 (2005), Elective hysterectomy: A clinicopathogical review from Abha catchment area of Saudi ...

  19. Pollen fertility estimation of some sub-tropical flora of Pakistan

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    Dec 6, 2010 ... Noor MJ, Mushtaq A, Rehana A, Aulia K, Sadaf Pervaiz (2004). Palynological studies of cultivated plant species at university of Arid. Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Asian J. Plant Sci. 3(4): 476-479. Qureshi SJ, Abdul GA, Mir AK, Sofia B (2002). Study of pollen fertility of the Genus Launaea from Pakistan.

  20. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 36 Issue 6 November 2013 pp 1103-1113. Thermal characteristics and corrosion behaviour of Mg–Zn alloys for biomedical applications · Amir Fereidouni Lotfabadi Mohd Hasbullah Idris ...

  1. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 96; Issue 4. Association of GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1 Ile105Val polymorphisms with clinical response to imatinib mesylate treatment among Malaysian chronic myeloid leukaemia patients. SITI MAZIRAS MAKHTAR AZLAN HUSIN ABDUL AZIZ BABA RAVINDRAN ANKATHIL.

  2. Satish Dhawan-A Creative Teacher

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 8; Issue 10. Satish Dhawan – A Creative Teacher. A P J Abdul Kalam. General Article Volume 8 Issue 10 October 2003 pp 56-62. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/008/10/0056-0062. Keywords.

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    Items 101 - 150 of 211 ... Vol 13, No 1 (2016), Internal Migration Determinants: Evidence from Northern Region of Ghana, Abstract PDF. Abdul-Malik .... Vol 14, No 1 (2017), Small-Scale Irrigation, Farm Income and Access to Essential Services in the Busa Community of the Upper West Region of Ghana, Abstract PDF. Yazeed ...

  4. Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Vol 4, No 2 (2005)

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    Influence of variety and intra-row spacing on Cercospora leafspot disease of groundnut in Bauchi, Nigeria · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A Garba, SD Abdul, GN Udom, BM Auwal, 177-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjass.v4i2.2270 ...

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    Abdul, M.A.. Vol 33, No 2 (2016) - Articles Experiences in the use of misoprostol in the management of first trimester missed abortion in a low resource setting. Abstract. ISSN: 0189-5117. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's ...

  6. Identification of a hypothetical membrane protein interactor of ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences; Volume 29; Issue 1. Identification of a hypothetical membrane protein interactor of ribosomal phosphoprotein P0. K Aruna Tirtha Chakraborty Savithri Nambeesan Abdul Baru Mannan Alfica Sehgal Seema R Bhalchandra Shobhona Sharma. Articles Volume 29 Issue 1 March 2004 ...

  7. Highland Medical Research Journal - Vol 16, No 1 (2016)

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    Hysterosalpingographic abnormalities in women with infertility in a teaching hospital in Nigeria · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Emmanuel O. Igoh, Nuhu D. Chom, Stephen D. Pam, Mike A. Enokela, D Atsukwei, Abdul J. Salaam, Catherine S. Igoh, A Angbalaga, ...

  8. The World According to Usama Bin Laden

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    little-known manifesto, Al- Faridah Al-Gha’ibah (the neglected duty), by Muhammad Abdel Salam Al-Farag. The work of this Egyptian Islamic radical, who was...mother, a progressive woman who was his father’s fourth wife. Bin Laden attended King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah and in 1979 earned a degree—in

  9. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    -Muñoz J. A. Escobar-Fica · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp e15-e17. Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers for the helophytic plant species Hanguana malayana (Jack) Merr. (Commelinales: Hanguanaceae) · Siti Nurfazilah Abdul Rahman ...

  10. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 11, No 29 (2012)

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    Isolation and screening of lactic acid bacteria, Lactococcus lactis from Clarias gariepinus (African catfish) with potential use as probiotic in aquaculture · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul Hamid, Ahmed Jalal Khan, ...

  11. Population parameters of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus , Lacepede ...

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    Population parameters of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, Lacepede (Pisces: Bagridae) in Oyan Lake, Ogun State, Nigeria. WO Abdul, IT Omoniyi. Abstract. No Abstract. Nigerian Journal of Fisheries Vol. 4 (2) 2007: pp. 172-181. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL ...

  12. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 8; Issue 7. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail ... Debabrata Goswami · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 22-32 General Article. Breeding Ecology of Birds - Why do Some Species Nest Singly While Others are Colonial? Abdul Jamil Urfi.

  13. Investigations of surface characterization of silicone rubber due to ...

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    Author Affiliations. Uma Maheswar Rao1 S S M S Abdul Majeed2 C Venkataseshaiah1 R Sarathi1. Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 600 036, India; Department of Polymer Technology, Crescent Engineering College, Chennai 600 048, India ...

  14. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Breaking soliton equations and negative-order breaking soliton equations of typical and higher orders · ABDUL-MAJID WAZWAZ · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. We develop breaking soliton equations and negative-order breaking soliton equations of typical and higher orders. The recursion operator of the KdV ...

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    A. M. Sendi. Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah,. Saudi Arabia. ∗ e-mail: sharaf_adel@hotmail.com. Received 2008 April 9; revised 2009 April 9; accepted 2009 April 9. Abstract. In this paper, four parameters analytical solution will be established for the stellar density function ...

  16. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science - Vol 74, No 2 (2012)

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    An allometric equation for estimating stem biomass of Acacia auriculiformis in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Jiban Chandra Deb, M Abdul Halim, E Ahmed. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/20702620.2012.701429 ...

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    see Rahman, Siti Nurfazilah Abdul. Bozorgmehr, Joseph Esfandiar Hannon. The effect of functional compensation among duplicate genes can constrain their evolutionary divergence (Research article) 1. Calogero, Aldo E. see Salemi, Michele. Cao, Liang see Huang, Wei. Cao, Yanhong. Genomic dissection and prioritizing ...

  18. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC REVIEW

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    6 PhD and Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Finance, Universiti Tunku Abdul. Rahman .... The WTO (2010) defines the natural resources as “stocks of materials that exist in the natural .... To account for the endogenous problem this study employs the control variables consumer price.

  19. Anatomy Journal of Africa - Vol 5, No 2 (2016)

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    Localization profile of Cathepsin L in the brain of African giant rat (Cricestomys gambianus) · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Claudius Luziga, Bui ThiToNga, Isaac Kashoma, Abdul Katakweba, Yamamoto Yoshimi, 618-630 ...

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    Localization profile of Cathepsin L in the brain of African giant rat (Cricestomys gambianus) · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Claudius Luziga, Bui Thi To Nga, Isaac Kashoma, Abdul Katakweba, Yamamoto Yoshimi, 618-630 ...

  1. Interactions between Plant Extracts and Cell Viability Indicators ...

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    Interactions between Plant Extracts and Cell Viability. Indicators during Cytotoxicity Testing: Implications for. Ethnopharmacological Studies. Sze Mun Chan1, Kong Soo Khoo2 and Nam Weng Sit1*. 1Department of Biomedical Science, 2Department of Chemical Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman,.

  2. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    The method of application of critical bed shear stress equations is also mentioned. Volume 29 Issue 1 February 2004 pp 35-56. Velocity and turbulence at a wing-wall abutment · Abdul Karim Barbhuiya Subhasish Dey · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Experimental investigation of the 3D turbulent flow field around a 45° ...

  3. E-learning acceptance based on technology acceptance model (TAM)

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    Data were collected with 95 undergraduate students at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Johor. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the data. Results shown that computer self-efficacyhas significantly effects ease of use, while perceived ease of use significantly affectsintention to use ...

  4. Satish Dhawan - A Creative Teacher

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    A P J Abdul Kalam, President of India, worked with the. Indian Space Research Organization 1964-1982, and with the Defence Research and Development Organization 1958-. 1963 and again 1982-2001. In 1997 the Government of India conferred on him its highest civilian award, the Bharat. Ratna. On many occasions ...

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    Oeepanjan Majumdar. 31 Bird Flight and Satlsh Dhawan: Some Thoughts. K RYSimha. 40 Doing Little Science with ... A P J Abdul Kalam. BOOK REVIEWS. 90 What It Tokes to Fly. 5 P Govinda Raju ... Minimizing the Time of Travel for a Long-distance Train Journey: 85. A Model. SNMaitra. Information · and Announcements.

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    Elected: 1984 Section: Engineering & Technology. Kalam, Prof. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul D.M.I.T. (Aero Engg.) (Madras), D.Sc.(h.c.), D.Engg. (h.c.), FNASc. Date of birth: 15 October 1931. Date of death: 27 July 2015. Specialization: Composite Material Technology and Rocket Technology Last known address: 10, ...

  7. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 11, No 45 (2012)

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    Molecular and pathological identification of feline coronavirus type I · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Alazawy Amer, Arshad Siti-Suri, Hair-Bejo Mohd, Omar Abdul-Rahman, Tengku-Ibrahim Tengku-Azmi, Bande Faruku, Assumaidaee Ajwad, 10451- ...

  8. Since evolution forms the core of modern biology, teaching about ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 18; Issue 5. Grappling with 'Natural Selection' – Experiences of a Teacher. Abdul Jamil Urfi. Classroom Volume 18 Issue 5 May 2013 pp 468-474. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

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    Abdul Hakeem A, National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO), Hyderabad. Acharya Govind, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Ackah Mike, National Nuclear Research Institute, Kwabenya, Accra, Ghana. Adepelumi Adekunle, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, Ile–Ife, Osun, Nigeria. Adhikari Kalyan, National Institute ...

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    https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/008/07/0022-0032. Keywords. Birds. nesting. territory; coloniality; heronries. ecology; nesting strategies. Author Affiliations. Abdul Jamil Urfi1. Department of Environmental Biology, School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007. Resonance – Journal of Science ...

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    positively modulates the therapeutic index of many compounds.1,2 Derivatives of adamantane are known for their antiviral activity against Influenza A3 5 and ..... Abdul-Malek S. Al-Tamimi and Ali A. El-Emam would like to extend their appreciation to the Deanship of. Scientific Research at King Saud University for fund-.

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    Jul 11, 2011 ... microcephaly associated (ASPM) gene mutation is a major cause of primary microcephaly in Pashtoon ethnic group of Pakistan. Shamim Saleha1, Muhammad Ajmal2, Muhammad Jamil1, Muhammad Nasir2 and Abdul. Hameed2*. 1Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Kohat University ...

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Solid-state Photochemical [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Hydrogen-Bonded Zn(II) Metal Complex Containing Several Parallel C=C Bonds. ABDUL MALIK P PEEDIKAKKAL. Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.

  14. Fetal gender determination through Y-STR analysis of maternal ...

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    Oct 1, 2014 ... Fetal gender determination through Y-STR analysis of maternal plasma during the third trimester of pregnancy. Hanaa M.H. Aal-Hamdan, Ahmed M. Refaat *, Saranya R. Babu,. Abdul Rauf Choudhry. Department of Forensic Biology, College of Forensic Sciences, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, ...

  15. Preoperative diagnosis of hydatid cyst of the breast: a case report

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    Mar 12, 2013 ... &Corresponding author: Ali Alamer, Medical Imaging Department King Abdul Aziz Medical City for National Guard, Riyadh 11426, P.O Box 22490,. Saudia Arabia. Key words: Hydatid disease, Hydatid cyst, breast lump, mammography, ultrasound, CT. Received: 22/01/2013 - Accepted: 29/01/2013 ...

  16. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    The performance of different cumulus parameterization schemes in simulating the 2006/2007 southern peninsular Malaysia heavy rainfall episodes · Wan Ahmad Ardie Khai Shen Sow Fredolin T Tangang Abdul Ghapor Hussin Mastura Mahmud Liew Juneng · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The performance of four ...

  17. Leadership Style Head of Polytechnic Department and Regard with to Work Culture

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    Jamaludin, Nur Hasliza Binti; Naim, Nor Azlin Binti; Khamis, Nur Azzarina Binti; Zakaria, Normah Binti

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    This study aims to look at the leadership style of the heads of departments in technical education and its relationship to the work culture among lecturers Polytechnic Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in Jitra, Kedah. This research is very important to the head of polytechnic and lecture to work in the good condition with the good leadership. This…

  18. Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B- Vol.67

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    Studies on Palms : Embryology of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb - T.S. Mahabale and N.V. Biradar, 77-96. March, 1968. The Atmosphere of the Earth - Sir C.V. Raman. 97-103. Gonad and Hepatic Indexes of the Indian Cephalopods Sepioteuthis arctipinnis Gould and Sepia aculeata Ferussac and d'Orbigny - A. Abdul Rahaman

  19. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Volume 129 Issue 8 August 2017 pp 1211-1217 RAPID COMMUNICATION. Facile route for the regioselective synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole using copper nanoparticles supported on nanocellulose as recyclable heterogeneous catalyst · MITALI CHETIA ABDUL A ALI ANKUR BORDOLOI DIGANTA SARMA.

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    Proceedings of the International Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon 22 – 26 November 2004 Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. pp 573-575. Preface · Narendra Bhandari · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 577-585. International partnership in lunar missions: Inaugural address · Dr A P J Abdul Kalam · More Details ...

  1. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Elected: 1984 Section: Engineering & Technology. Kalam, Prof. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul D.M.I.T. (Aero Engg.) (Madras), D.Sc.(h.c.), D.Engg. (h.c.), FNASc. Date of birth: 15 October 1931. Date of death: 27 July 2015. Specialization: Composite Material Technology and Rocket Technology Last known address: 10, ...

  2. Preliminary biological screening of microbes isolated from cow dung ...

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    Feb 28, 2011 ... Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. Accepted 14 ... endospore. Susceptibilities of five isolates to 17 different types of antibiotics were evaluated using the .... Pure culture colonies of the isolates were inoculated in nutrient broth at ...

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    of Science, University of Malaya. A voucher specimen (20120117) was kept in Biomedical. Science Laboratory, Universiti Tunku Abdul. Rahman, Malaysia. ... concentrations ranging from 2 to 10 mg/mL. Cell lines culture. Human chronic myelogenous leukemia cells (K-. 562), human promyelocytic leukemia cells (HL-.

  4. Demographic Stress and Governance: The Influence of Nigerian Population Growth on the Risk of Civil Conflict

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    demographic factors and intrastate conflict, and the definition of governance, Chapter 3 investigates the application to Nigeria...World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, 2012. 97 Mohammed B. Yusoff, Fauziah Abu Hasan, and Suhaila Abdul Jalil, Globalisation , Economic...www.oecd.org/countries/malaysia/2682426.pdf. 98 Gurr, Why Men Rebel, 24. 99 Yusoff, Hasan, and Jalil, Globalisation , Economic Policy, and Equity

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    Abdul-Baki, Z. Vol 22, No 1 (2014) - Articles The Value-Adding Potentials of Corporate Social Responsibility Report Audit to Corporate Reporting in Nigerian Banks Abstract. ISSN: 2458-7435. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  6. Soft Tectonics

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette

    2011-01-01

    of the radical directions that the creative industries are taking. Design expert Bradley Quinn reveals how a new generation of products, materials and surfaces will align design with such areas as artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and nanotechnology, reinventing the spaces in which we live and work......, and how we experience the human body. Featuring interviews with renowned designers, architects and trend forecasters – among them Karim Rashid, Toyo Ito and Li Edelkoort – and over 250 illustrations of futuristic products and concepts, this is a unique guide to some of the twenty-first century’s most...

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  8. Jamal Mahjoub’s The Carrier as a Re-writing of Shakespeare’s Othello

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    Yousef Awad

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines how Arab British novelist Jamal Mahjoub appropriates and interpolates Shakespeare’s Othello. Specifically, this paper argues that Mahjoub’s historical novel The Carrier (1998 re-writes Shakespeare’s Othello in a way that enables the novelist to comment on some of the themes that remain unexplored in Shakespeare’s masterpiece. Mahjoub appropriates tropes, motifs and episodes from Shakespeare’s play which include places like Cyprus and Aleppo, Othello’s identity, abusive/foul language, animalistic imagery, and motifs like the eye, sorcery/witchcraft, the storm and adventurous travels. Unlike Othello’s fabled and mythical travels and adventures, Mahjoub renders Rashid al-Kenzy’s as realistic and true to life in a way that highlights his vulnerability. In addition, the ill-fated marriage between Othello and Desdemona is adapted in Mahjoub’s novel in the form of a Platonic love that is founded on a scientific dialogue between Rashid al-Kenzy and Sigrid Heinesen, a poet and philosopher woman from Jutland. In this way, Desdemona’s claim that she sees Othello’s visage in his mind, a claim that is strongly undermined by Othello’s irrationality, jealousy and belief in superstitions during the course of the play, is emphasized and foregrounded in Mahjoub’s novel.

  9. Activity Concentrations of radionuclides in sea water in some Coastal Egyptian Regions and Their Public Health Impacts

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    Sefien, S.M.; Abdel Malik, W.E.Y.; Ibrahim, A.S.; Yousef, S.K.

    2008-01-01

    Extensive investigations have been carried out monthly for one year period in order to find out the average activity concentrations of the natural radionuclide in some Egyptian coastal aquatic environment and to assess the annual radiation doses likely to be received by population near by. The determinations were mainly for the measurement of gross α, β and γ activities in sea water samples and some of its constituents. It has been found that; the average gross α, β and γ activities in sea water samples for the different studied locations ranged from (0-52) x 10 -3 ,(3-68) x10 -3 and (13-283) x10 -3 Bq.l -1 respectively but still below the recommended permissible limits in most locations. It was found that Rashid area posses the highest concentrations of uranium and thorium. The present results have shown that the radio activities of most of the locations are mainly due to naturally occurring radionuclide. No regular tendency increase was observed in activity concentrations of any particular radionuclide in the studied period. Calculations have shown that, the average external dose from the γ- emitting radionuclide is ranged over (0.5-177)x10 -3 nGy/hr with annual exposure dose ranged from (1.04-29)x10 -3 nGy in most locations except Rashid. This exposure dose does not present radiological injuries to the population

  10. Health education during antenatal care: the need for more

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    Al-Ateeq MA

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Mohammed A Al-Ateeq,1 Amal A Al-Rusaiess21College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, 2Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abstract: The aim of health education during ante natal is to provide advice, education, ­reassurance and support, to address and treat the minor problems of pregnancy, and to provide effective screening during the pregnancy. Exploring current practices in this regard revealed the need for more organized educational activities to ensure high quality and clients satisfaction. Keywords: antenatal care, health education, pregnant women, postpartum, misconceptions

  11. SOCIAL MEDIA RISK ANALYSIS: HOW TO USE ACCEPTED RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS TO ANALYZE SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS IN MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

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    2017-06-01

    Nurul nuha Abdul Molok, Shanton Chang , and Atif Ahmad, “Information Leakage through Online Social Networking: Opening the Doorway for Advanced...media. Some leaders cite a lack of resources, education or understanding of the risks involved with social media, which does not enable them to engage...38 Molok, Chang , and Ahmad, “Information Leakage through Online Social Networking: Opening the Doorway for Advanced Persistence

  12. The Search for Peace in Mindanao: Resolving a Wicked Problem

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    2012-03-22

    Abubakar in 2000. JI influence with the MILF seems to persist. JI bomb expert, Abdul Basit Usman, was reported to have joined forces with Umbra Kato...The State of Jemaah Islamiyah: Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia Five Years After Bali ,‖ The Jebsen Center For Counter-Terrorism Studies...Research Briefing Series, Vol. 2, Nr. 1, November 2007. 55 Barbara Mae Dacanay, ―Rebel-trained Bomb Expert Plotting Attacks,‖ Gulf News, September 20

  13. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) IN SMES IN MALAYSIA: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

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    Lilis Surienty; Khoo Teng Hong; Daisy Kee Mui Hung

    2011-01-01

    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues are increasingly receiving attention and found as important in Malaysian Industrial Relations. In an operational analysis report of the OSH Regulations (2000) has found that 80 percent of workplace investigated failed to adhere fully to regulations (Abdul Rahman, 2007). Mass medias are also continuously reporting various accidents at the workplace which results in deaths. As a developing nation, improvements to its workers safety and health issues s...

  14. Gastroprotective activity of Annona muricata leaves against ethanol-induced gastric injury in rats via Hsp70/Bax involvement

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    Moghadamtousi SZ; Rouhollahi E; Karimian H; Fadaeinasab M; Abdulla MA; Kadir HA

    2014-01-01

    Soheil Zorofchian Moghadamtousi,1 Elham Rouhollahi,2 Hamed Karimian,2 Mehran Fadaeinasab,3 Mahmood Ameen Abdulla,2 Habsah Abdul Kadir1 1Biomolecular Research Group, Biochemistry Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, 2Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, 3Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Abstract: The popular fruit tree of Annona muricata L. (Annonaceae), known as soursop and graviola, is a wi...

  15. Lack of facilities rather than sociocultural factors as the primary barrier to physical activity among female Saudi university students

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    Samara, Anastasia; Nistrup, Anne; AL-Rammah, Tamader Y; Aro, Arja R

    2015-01-01

    Anastasia Samara,1 Anne Nistrup,1 Tamader Y AL-Rammah,2 Arja R Aro11Unit for Health Promotion and Research, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark; 2Faculty of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences, Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaPurpose: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is experiencing a dramatic increase in physical inactivity, with women having higher levels of inactivity than men among all age groups. It is assumed that factors such as dress c...

  16. Penerapan Prinsip Non Discrimination Dalam World Trade Organization Terhadap Kebijakan Tenaga Kerja Asing Di Indonesia (Studi Kasus : Tenaga Kerja Asing Tiongkok Di Indonesia)

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    -, VERA NURUL HAYATI

    2016-01-01

    2016 Vera Nurul Hayati (B 111 12 117),The Application of Non Discrimination Principle of World Trade Organization Against Foreign Workers in Indonesia (Case Study : China Foreign Workers in Indonesia), led by Muhammad Ashri dan Laode Abdul Gani. Writing aims to determine 1) Implementation of Non Discrimination principle on policy regulation against Foreign labor in Indonesia. 2) Enforcement of non discrimination principle against Tiongkok foreign labor in Indonesia. ...

  17. Revitalisasi Kearifan Lokal dalam Masyarakat Multikultural di Kecamatan Lingsar, Lombok Barat, NTB

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    Ahmad Sodli

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on topat war which exists in Lingsar sub District West Lombok. This tradition still becomes guidance for the residents. Questions of this research are, how the revitalization of local tradition named topat war is empowered by communities as a way to integrate them, and what are the supporting factors of it? This is a qualitative research. Data were gathered using interview, observation, and documentary research. Result of this study depicts that there are many steps of topat war, namely cleaning of holy weapons and hereditary articles, making tetaring, a tent made of coconut leaf and bamboo, remember day of the death of KH. Abdul Malik, KH. Abdul Rouf, and Hj. R. Ayu Dewi Anjani, remembering the way of KH.Abdul Malik, slaughtering buffalo for dish service, conducting topat war. This topat war has been seen as a way of community’s integration in many aspects, for instance in remembering the way of KH.Abdul Malik, animal used, and the origin of topat. This tradition has been guarded because  it is a way to glue harmony among believers. Keywords : Tradition, Topat War, Religius, Harmony

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    Items 1 - 50 of 4028 ... Abdel-Gawad, E.I · Abdou, M · Abdul Rahim, R · Abdulla, NR · Abdullah, A.Y · Abdullah, AY · Abdullah, M · Abdulrazak, SA · Abed, F · Abegaz, S · Abegaz, S. Abel, S. Abin, S · Abiola, S.S · Aboagye, GS · Aboagye, S · Abou-Elewa, E · Abouheif, M A · Abouheif, M.A. · Abouheif, MA · Abrams, L · Absalan, M

  19. Demokrasi Di Malaysia: Studi Perbandingan Periode Pemerintahan Tiga Perdana Menteri Malaysia

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    Fauzi, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to compare the historical descriptive-interpretative effect general election implementation and socio-economic and cultural conditions of democracy and democratic process in Malaysia during the government period of Tunku Abdul Rahman to Mahathir Mohamad. The research based on the secondary data study-method. Based on the research, the general election implementation and socio-economic and cultural condition do not significant effect on democracy and the democratic process in ...

  20. Learning style preferences of medical students: a single-institute experience from Saudi Arabia

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    Ayesha Nuzhat; Raneem O. Salem; Mohammed S.A. Quadri; Nasir Al-Hamdan

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine preferred learning styles of undergraduate medical students at King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, King Fahad Medical College, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross sectional study of preclinical students with 74 male and 72 female (n= 146) was performed. The validated VARK questionnaire was used to categorize the learning styles of students. The questionnaire consists of 16 items which identify four different learning styles:...

  1. One blood and one destiny? Yemen’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council

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    Edward Burke

    2012-01-01

    For years Yemen has been the poor, neglected relation of the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC). Long-promised aid commitments from the GCC have not materialized because of concerns over Yemeni absorption capacity. However, Yemen’s ‘Arab Spring’ protests and political crisis pushed the GCC member-states to grant an unprecedented foreign policy role to the GCC Secretariat. GCC representatives came up with a credible transition plan for Yemen which eventually saw the departure of President Ali Abdul...

  2. 19th International Seapower Symposium

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    2010-07-01

    mentioning about the newly feder- ated T-RMN. RMN stands for Royal Malaysian Navy, that’s where I come from; but actually in this regard, T-RMN stands for...customs offices, with the taxation departments, with organizations that do the ac- tual invoicing, and with the maritime authorities, which in the case...collaborations have also been proposed. Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy Admiral Abdul Aziz, for example, has mooted the idea of the Maritime

  3. Hubungan Berbahasa, Berpikir, dan Berbudaya

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    Hidayat, Nandang Sarip

    2014-01-01

    The Net is the process of delivering information in communication. According to Abdul Chaer: Speaking is delivering thoughts or feelings of the people who spoke about the problems faced in its cultural life. Language is what we would call mind and there's no other way to think about reality except through language. Thus the activities of cultural events are also speaking. Speak not just stylish but express themselves in life. There are several theories about the relationship of language, thou...

  4. СФЛРЙГ СОЗЛИЗФГ

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    USER

    2015-03-03

    Mar 3, 2015 ... Katayon, S., MegatMohd Noor M.J., Asma. M., Abdul Ghani L.A, Thamer A.M.,. Azni I., Ahmad J., Khor B.C,. Suleyman, A.M, (2006). Effects of storage conditions of Moringa oleifera seeds on its performance in coagulation, Bioresource Technology,. 97(13): 1455-60. Katayon, S., MegatMohd Noor M.J., Asma.

  5. PERAN HUMAS PEMERINTAH KOTA BEKASI DALAM MENGHADAPI FENOMENA BULLY BEKASI DI MEDIA SOSIAL

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    UTAMI, CITRA EXORIA

    2015-01-01

    2015 CITRA EXORIA UTAMI. Peran Humas Pemerintah Kota Bekasi Dalam Menghadapi Fenomena Bully Bekasi Di Media Sosial (dibimbing oleh Abdul Gafar dan Sudirman Karnay). Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah : (1) untuk mengidentifikasi peran humas pemerintah Kota Bekasi dalam menghadapi fenomena bully Bekasi di media sosial; (2) untuk mengetahui pengaruh humas pemerintah Kota Bekasi dalam menghadapi fenomena bully Bekasi di media sosial. Penelitian ini diadakan di kantor Pem...

  6. Beyond the Crisis: A Roadmap for Reconciliation in Egypt

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    Houdaiby, Ibrahim el

    2014-01-01

    With the election of a new president, Egypt has reached another milestone in its roadmap for transition, but democracy and peace are still a long way off. The election of Abdul Fattah el-Sisi, former Minister of Defense, is likely to further complicate the country’s political crisis, since the Muslim Brotherhood holds him responsible for last year’s succession of massacres. Continued polarization fans political violence, impeding stability and much-needed economic growth. Changing the dynamic...

  7. Sovereign Challenge Conference (6th). Borders & Security: Similarities, Differences and Shared Affinities. Held in El Paso, Texas on November 7-10, 2010

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    2010-11-01

    Report of such contraband. Extortion and racketeering practices surround such activities to include forced taxation of local citizens and businesses...that is, the value of drugs doubles once they cross the Afghan border. Expansion into other organized crime activities such as kidnapping...UPS/FEDEX plane bomb plot, the Time Square bomb attempt, and Umar Abdul Mutallab — the underwear bomber) crossed both a border and a juridical line

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    Quintero-Zapata, Isela · Quirino, Célia R · Quirino, Célia Raquel · Quirino, Celia R · Quiroz, Adriana M · Quiroz-Velázquez, J. D · Quisen, RC · Quoirin, M · Qurashi, AW · Qureshi, Abdul Sattar · Qureshi, Anas Sarwar · Qureshi, AS · Qureshi, M. Irfan · Qureshi, Manzoor A · Qureshi, MH · Qureshi, MS · Qureshi, Muhammad Zahid

  9. Diversity of terrophilous mycobiota of Sinai. Abdel Azeem, A. M. and ...

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    Ph.D thesis, Faculty oř Science, Suez Canal University. AbdeloHařez SII, Moharram AM & AbdeloSater MA (2000) Soil řungi oř the New Valley area, Western desert, Egypt. Bull. Fac. Sci., Assiut Univ. 29 (2oD): 255o271. Abdul Wahid OA (1990) Fungal řlora oř cultivated soils and their role in the biological control oř tomato.

  10. DO PARENTAL EDUCATION AND OCCUPATION AFFECTS CHILDRENS BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)?

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    Fahad Alqarni; Mohammed Alariefy; Abdulrahman Albishri; Ahmed Bajubair; Adel Almuzaini; Emad Alzahrani; Waleed Bandar; Abdulmoein Al-Agha.

    2017-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the association between the parental education and occupation and their effects on childhood obesity. Methods: This cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2017. The data were collected from children and adolescents aged 2-18 years old. The participants were directed to an ambulatory clinic in King Abdul-Aziz Hospital for executing anthropometric measurements. Results: Of the total 328 participants 170 were male children and 158 w...

  11. Karakteristik Kimia Tanah Akibat Penanaman Pohon Meranti (Shorea sp), Damar (Agathis Damara) dan Gaharu (Aquilaria Malaccensis Lamk.) pada Lahan Sela Perkebunan Karet (Hevea Brasiliensis Muell. Arg.) di Kecamatan Bahorok Kabupaten Langkat

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    Debora

    2016-01-01

    Characteristics of Soil Chemistry Due to the Tree Planting Meranti (Shorea sp), Damar (Agathis damara) and Gaharu (Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk.) On Land Sela Plantation Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.) In District Bahorok Langkat", under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ir. Abdul Rauf, MP and Jamilah, SP, MP. This study aims to determine the effect of tree planting aloes, meranti and resin on the sidelines of a rubber plantation land on soil chemical properties in District Bohorok Langkat as w...

  12. The Death and Revival of Jihadi Ideology

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    2015-06-01

    a defensive jihad against infidel forces and it attracted many young men from all over the Muslim world.27 One of those fighters, Osama bin Laden...forcing al-Qaeda’s core leadership into deep hiding, effectively nullifying the hierarchal command structure that had planned, financed , and...and later studying at King Abdul Aziz University he became interested in Islamic activism.82 In his first forays into militancy he helped finance the

  13. Time-dependent effect in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles

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    Darroudi, Majid

    2011-01-01

    Majid Darroudi1,2, Mansor Bin Ahmad3, Reza Zamiri4, AK Zak5, Abdul Halim Abdullah1,3, Nor Azowa Ibrahim31Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; 3Department of Chemistry, 4Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 5Low Dimensional Materials Research Center, ...

  14. Assessment of cellulose acetate/manganese oxide thin film as ...

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    2018-03-29

    Mar 29, 2018 ... Nanosci. 12 569. [27] Khan S B, Alamry K A, Marwani H M, Asiri A M and Rahman. M M 2013 Composites. Part B: Eng. 50 253. [28] Khan S B, Rahman M M, Marwani H M, Asiri A M, Alamry. K A and Abdul Rub M 2013 Appl. Surf. Sci. 282 46. [29] Khan S B, Lee J-W, Marwani H M, Akhtar K, Asiri A M, Seo.

  15. Activité antérieure – Le chômage chez les jeunes, un problème d ...

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    7 juil. 2016 ... Abdul Malik, qui dirige l'Aga Khan Rural Support Programme au Pakistan, a souligné le rôle majeur que l'éducation et l'entrepreneuriat jouent dans la création de débouchés d'emplois nouveaux et meilleurs pour les jeunes. Ainsi, selon lui, si les jeunes habitant dans les pays en développement sont ...

  16. PERILAKU KOMUNIKASI SISWA BROKEN HOME DI SMK NEGERI 3 PARE PARE (STUDI KASUS KOMUNIKASI ANTARPRIBADI)

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    RIADHEFI, DASTI

    2012-01-01

    DASTI RIADHEFI. Perilaku Komunikasi Siswa Broken Home Di SMK Negeri 3 Parepare (Dibimbing oleh Abdul Gaffar dan Sudirman Karnay ). Tujuan penelitian ini adalah :1) Untuk mengetahui perilaku komunikasi siswa Broken Home Di SMK Negeri 3 Parepare. 2) Untuk mengetahui faktor-faktor yang menghambat perilaku komunikasi siswa Broken Home Di SMK Negeri 3 Parepare. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan di SMK Negeri 3 Parepare dan berlangsung selama dua bulan yaitu pada bulan September 2012 sampai Nov...

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    Items 1 - 50 of 2288 ... A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All. A. Aagaard-Hansen, Jens · Aarnoutse, R. E. · Aarts, C. Abade, Ahmed · Abdoli Yazdi, Noushin · Abdul, Mariam · Abdulalazizi, Salum · Abdulla, S. Abdulla, Salim · Abeid, M.S · Aboderin, O.J · Aboud, Said · Aboud, Said · Aboud, Said · Aboud, Said

  18. Ain’t No Neuroscience Mountain High Enough: Experiences of a Neurogardener

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    ABDULLAH, Jafri Malin

    2015-01-01

    16 years have passed since the idea was mooted in 1999 by five neurosurgeons in the corridors of Hotel Perdana, Kota Bharu. They were Dato’ Dr Johari Siregar Bin Adnan, Dato’ Professor Dr Ahmad Zubaidi Abdul Latif , Dr Azmin Kass Bin Rosman, Dato’ Dr Mohammed Saffari Bin Mohammed Haspani and Professor Dato’ Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah. They initiated the beginning of the first programme in Neurosurgery in Malaysia. The rest is history.

  19. Indonesian Maritime Security Cooperation In the Malacca Straits

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    2015-06-01

    218 Dato Tun Abdul Razak, “Enhancing Maritime Security Cooperation” ( speech given at Shangri-La Dialogue 2005, Fifth Plenary Session...Cooperation.” Speech given at the Shangri-La Dialogue 2005, Fifth Plenary Session, Singapore, June 5, 2005. Rothwell, Donald R., and Tim Stephens...0001.html. 117 The idea initially derived from the former PM Sjahril’s speech in February 1948. Muhammad Hatta was the first to articulate the

  20. Analisis Pengaruh Komunikasi, Komitmen Organisasi dan Insentif Terhadap Kinerja Pegawai Kantor Pusat PT Perkebunan Nusantara I (Persero) Langsa

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    Latief, Abdul

    2011-01-01

    Abdul Latief, 2011, Analysis of The Influence of Communication, Organizational Commitment, and Incentive to The Employee Performance at Kantor Pusat PT Perkebunan Nusantara I (Persero) Langsa, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Rismayani, SE, MS. (chairman), Drs. M. Lian Dalimunthe, M.Ec., Ak. (member). The employee performance is a major factor for the organization in achieving its organizational goals. A lot of factors influence employee performance, in this research the factors analysed a...

  1. Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights

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    2014-09-15

    Adel Abd al-Mahdi (incumbent) of ISCI and Tariq al-Hashimi, leader of the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP). Another Sunni figure, Mahmoud Mashhadani...A senior leader of ISCI, Adel Abdul Mahdi, becomes Minister of Oil. 28 Adam Taylor. “Meet...the United States does not bear the only burden for implementing the programs above, in light of the fact that Iraq is now a major oil exporter. For

  2. Urban Population Control in a Counterinsurgency

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    2005-01-01

    the British Mandate. The grand mujtahid of Karbala, Imam Shirazi, and his son, Mirza Muhammad Riza , were the primary organizers of the revolt... Arif became the second president, but he was not a Ba’athist. Although Arif died in a helicoptor crash a few years later, his decision to not be a...Ba’athist severely affected his younger brother’s presidency. Abdul-Rahaman Arif , the third president, was overthrown by the Ba’athists during a coup in

  3. The Emirates Mars Mission Science Data Center

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    Craft, James; Hammadi, Omran Al; DeWolfe, Alexandria; Staley, Bryan; Schafer, Corey; Pankratz, Chris

    2017-04-01

    The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), led by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is expected to arrive at Mars in January 2021. The EMM Science Data Center (SDC) is to be developed as a joint effort between MBRSC and the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The EMM SDC is responsible for the production, management, distribution, and archiving of science data collected from the three instruments on board the Hope spacecraft. With the respective SDC teams on opposite sides of the world evolutionary techniques and cloud-based technologies are being utilized in the development of the EMM SDC. This presentation will provide a top down view of the EMM SDC, summarizing the cloud-based technologies being implemented in the design, as well as the tools, best practices, and lessons learned for software development and management in a geographically distributed team.

  4. La guerra cristera según Jaime Chabaud: historia, ficción, intertextualidad

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    Alejandro Arteaga Martínez

    2013-01-01

    Una parte de la producción dramática de Jaime Chabaud (Premio «Juan Ruiz de Alarcón», 2013) relaciona historia y creación literaria: ¡Que viva Cristo rey! (1992), Perder la cabeza (1995) y Rashid 9/11 (2007) ofrecen visiones de conflictos históricos. ¡Que viva Cristo rey! es una interpretación de la guerra cristera a través de una síntesis de los hechos y su presentación en escenas que intercalan los movimientos de las dos partes en conflicto. En este trabajo primero se presenta una revis...

  5. Finding the Big Bang

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    Peebles, P. James E.; Page, Lyman A., Jr.; Partridge, R. Bruce

    2009-03-01

    1. Introduction; 2. A guide to modern cosmology; 3. Origins of the cosmology of the 1960s; 4. Recollections of the 1960s Dave Hogg, Neville Woolf, George B. Field, Patrick Thaddeus, Donald E. Osterbrock, Yuri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Andrei Georgievich Doroshkevich, Rashid Alievich Sunyaev, Malcolm S. Longair, Arno Penzias, Robert W. Wilson, Bernard F. Burke, Kenneth C. Turner, P. James E. Peebles, David T. Wilkinson, Peter G. Roll, R. Bruce Partridge, Malcolm S. Longair, John Faulkner, Robert V. Wagoner, Martin Rees, Geoffrey R. Burbidge, Jayant V. Narlikar, David Layzer, Michele Kaufman, Jasper V. Wall, John Shakeshaft, William Welch, Kazimir S. Stankevich, Paul Boynton, Robert A. Stokes, Martin Harwit, Judith L. Pipher, Kandiah Shivanandan, Rainer Weiss, Jer-tsang Yu, Rainer K. Sachs, Arthur M. Wolfe, Joe Silk, George F. R. Ellis, Ronald N. Bracewell, Edward K. Conklin, Stephen Boughn, Karl C. Davis, Paul S. Henry; 5. Cosmology and the CMBR since the 1960s Dick Bond; Appendixes; Glossary; References; Index.

  6. Bacterial meningitis in children

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    Marji, S.

    2007-01-01

    To demonstrate the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and bacteriological profile of bacterial meningitis in children beyond the neonatal period in our hospital. This was a retrospective descriptive study conducted at Prince Rashid Hospital in Irbid, Jordan. The medical records of 50 children with the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis during 4 years period, were reviewed. The main cause of infection was streptococcus pneumoniae, followed by Haemophilus influenza and Niesseria meningitides. Mortality was higher in infants and meningococcal infection, while complications were more encountered in cases of streptococcus pneumoniae. Cerebrospinal fluid culture was positive in 11 cases and Latex agglutination test in 39. There is a significant reduction of the numbers of bacterial meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenza type B species. (author)

  7. Temperature and pressure dependent osmotic pressure in liquid sodium-cesium alloys

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    Rashid, R.I.M.A.

    1987-01-01

    The evaluation of the osmotic pressure in terms of the concentration fluctuations of mixtures and the equations of state of the pure liquids is considered. The temperature and pressure dependent experimentally measured concentration-concentration correlations in the long wavelength limit of liquid sodium-cesium alloys are used to demonstrate the appreciable dependence of the temperature and pressure on the osmotic pressure as a function of concentration. Introducing interchange energies as functions of temperature and pressure, our analysis is consistent with the Flory model. Thus, a formalism for evaluating the state dependent osmotic pressure is developed and our numerical work is considered to be an extension of the calculations of Rashid and March in the sense that a temperature and pressure dependent interchange energy parameter that more closely parameterizes the state dependent concentration fluctuations in the liquid alloys, is used. (author)

  8. Time for a new language for asthma control: results from REALISE Asia

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    David Price,1,2 Aileen David-Wang,3 Sang-Heon Cho,4 James Chung-Man Ho,5 Jae-Won Jeong,6 Chong-Kin Liam,7 Jiangtao Lin,8 Abdul Razak Muttalif,9 Diahn-Warng Perng,10,11 Tze-Lee Tan,12 Faisal Yunus,13 Glenn Neira14 On behalf of the REcognise Asthma and LInk to Symptoms and Experience (REALISE) Asia Working Group 1Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; 2Research in Real Life, Singapore; 3University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippine...

  9. A Special kind of Non Associative Seminear-‎Ring With BCK Algebra

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we discuss an algebraic system introduced in 2015 by Mohammed and Abdul Wahab called it a Special kind of  non associative seminear-ring with    BCK Algebra   (SNAK-seminear ring where we prove some properties and give some examples  . We define three types of  it we, call   the first is an ideal of type one, the second is an ideal of type two and the third is an ideal of type three.  We prove some of properties and give some example

  10. Tšetšeenid tõotavad vastupanu jätkata / Kaarel Kaas

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    2005-01-01

    Tsehtsheenide riiklik kaitsekomitee kohustas kõiki võitlejaid ja komandöre lahingutegevust jätkama. Välikomandör Shamil Bassajevi avalduse kohaselt läheb Tšetšeenia presidendi amet pärast Aslan Mashadovi hukkumist üle kõrgeima shariaadikohtu esimehele Abdul Halimile. Enamik Lääne analüütikuid on seisukohal, et Mashadovi hukkumise järel muutub tshetsheenide vastupanu veel verisemaks. Lisa: Mashadovi hukkumine

  11. Synthesis of an anthraquinone derivative (DHAQC) and its effect on induction of G2/M arrest and apoptosis in breast cancer MCF-7 cell line

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    SweeKeong Yeap,1 Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar,2 Kian Lam Lim,3 Nadiah Abu,4,5 Wan Yong Ho,6 Seema Zareen,2 Kiarash Roohani,1 Huynh Ky,4 Sheau Wei Tan,1 Nordin Lajis,7 Noorjahan Banu Alitheen1,4 1Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; 2Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; 4Faculty of Biot...

  12. Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS): An Al Qaeda Affiliate Case Study

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    2017-10-01

    books promoting jihad. He has been previously associated with several jihadi groups, including Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islam (HUJI) and Harkat-ul- Mujahideen...Security officials in Karachi 9 Abdul Basit, “Asim Umar—’New Kid on the Block’?” Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis 6, no. 10 (2014), accessed 3/2...2017. 10 Das, “The Emergence of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent.” 11 Basit, “Asim Umar—’New Kid on the Block’?” 12 Das, “The Emergence of Al

  13. Al SahawaThe Awakening: Volume 3-B: Al Anbar Province Area of Operations Denver, HadithahHit Corridor

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    They are receiving your support, finance , military, everything. But when they deal with the Iraqi people, they appear to us as if they only helped...Wahhabis, and now we call them the infidels . They are very extreme. I was a civilian at the time. I wasn’t an IP, but we knew. Like everybody knows that...my sources, not all of Al Qaeda’s financial support comes from Iran. Syria financed and supported them too. There is a gentleman called Abdul Hadi

  14. Al SahawaThe Awakening Volume III-B: Al Anbar Province, Area of Operations Denver, HadithahHit Corridor

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    2016-05-01

    They are receiving your support, finance , military, everything. But when they deal with the Iraqi people, they appear to us as if they only helped...Wahhabis, and now we call them the infidels . They are very extreme. I was a civilian at the time. I wasn’t an IP, but we knew. Like everybody knows that...my sources, not all of Al Qaeda’s financial support comes from Iran. Syria financed and supported them too. There is a gentleman called Abdul Hadi

  15. Violence against health workers in Family Medicine Centers

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    Nouf Al-Turki,1 Ayman AM Afify,1 Mohammed AlAteeq2 1Family Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, 2Department of Family Medicine and PHC, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Background: Health care violence is a significant worldwide problem with negative consequences on both the safety and well-being of health care workers as well as workplace activities. Reports examining health care violence in Saudi Arabia are lim...

  16. Konflik Palestina dan Israel: Perspektif Komunikasi

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    Full Text Available A harsh incident which killed Hamas top leader, Abdul Aziz Rantisi, has escalated Middle East conflict. As had been cited from many sources, Palestinians and Israelis publicly stated strong comments and blamed each other over this incident. From communication perspective, this incident and the aftermath became an example of labeling-based-conflict. Such conflict was resulted from ideological influence, life and everyday beliefs, and also religion background. One can prevent the incidents if only such differences could be maintained and managed wisely.

  17. Konflik Elit Lokal dalam Pemilihan Kepala Daerah Maluku Utara

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    Rusdi J. Abbas

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    Full Text Available This research explains on local elite conflict that happened in the election of regional leader of North Maluku 2007-2008. This research uses inductive approach with literature and in-depth interview. The area of this research is Ternate City. The result of this research shows that local elite contention happened in some areas confronting them, either in small arenas or big arenas. The source of this conflict was taken from province of North Maluku 1999 formation, behind of Abdul Gaffur and Thaib Armayin’s elite local emulation and regional leader election of North Maluku 2001-2002. Otherwise, configuration of local elite existing in North Maluku is divided into three big parts. They were traditional elite, new elite, and local elite. The Election of regional leader of North Maluku 2001- 2002 could be said as an arena contention of elite local of North Maluku which happened in big scale, in this arena Abdul Gaffur who won the previous election, finally had to fail tragically and was removed by Thaib Armayin

  18. Faktor-Faktor yang Berhubungan Kejadian Plasenta Previa

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    Full Text Available Abstrak: Perdarahan pada trimester ketiga pada umumnya merupakan perdarahan yang berat, yang dapat menyebabkan syok dan kematian ibu dan bayinya. Salah satu penyebabnya adalah placenta previa. Penyebab plasenta previa dapat disebabkan beberapa faktor antara lain umur, dan paritas, riwayat endometrium yang cacat (riwayat SC, riwayat keguguran dan plasenta manual. Angka kejadian plasenta previa di Ruang Bersalin RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung dalam 3 tahun terakhir terjadi peningkatan kasus plasenta previa yaitu pada tahun 2011 sebanyak 113 orang (6,49% dari 1741 persalinan, tahun 2012 berjumlah 101 orang (7,48% dari 1350 persalinan tahun 2013 berjumlah 103 orang (7,78% dari 1325 persalinan. Tujuandiketahuinya Faktor-faktor yang berhubungan dengan kejadian plasenta previa pada ibu bersalin di RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung tahun 2014. Metode penelitianyang digunakan yaitu metode analitik dengan rancangan cross sectional. Populasi adalah seluruh ibu dengan kasus perdarahan di ruang bersalin RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek Provinsi Lampung Tahun 2014 berjumlah 372 ibu. Sampel diambil dengan menggunakan rumus berjumlah 193 ibu dan diambil dengan tehnik simple random sampling. Hasil penelitian diperoleh hasil Hubungan antara usia ibu bersalin dengan kejadian plasenta previa (p-value = 0,026, hubungan antara paritas ibu bersalin dengan kejadian plasenta previa (p-value = 0,035 dan hubungan antara ibu riwayat keguguran dengan kejadian plasenta previa (p-value = 0,015 Kesimpulan penelitian bahwa terdapat hubungan antara usia dan paritas ibu dengan kejadian plasenta previa di RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moloek tahun 2014. Kata Kunci: Usia, Paritas, Riwayat keguguran, Plasenta previa    FACTORS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  PLACENTA  PREVIA Third  trimester  bleeding  in  general  is  severe  bleeding, which can lead to shock and death of mother and baby.One reason is placenta previa. Causes of placenta previa can be caused by several factors

  19. Overview of the main methods used to combine proteins with nanosystems: absorption, bioconjugation, and encapsulation

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    Full Text Available Mariagrazia Di Marco1, Shaharum Shamsuddin2, Khairunisak Abdul Razak3, Azlan Abdul Aziz4, Corinne Devaux1, Elsa Borghi1, Laurent Levy1, Claudia Sadun51Nanobiotix, Paris, France; 2School of Health Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia; 3School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Engineering Campus, 4School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia; 5Department of Chemistry, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, ItalyAbstract: The latest development of protein engineering allows the production of proteins having desired properties and large potential markets, but the clinical advances of therapeutical proteins are still limited by their fragility. Nanotechnology could provide optimal vectors able to protect from degradation therapeutical biomolecules such as proteins, enzymes or specific polypeptides. On the other hand, some proteins can be also used as active ligands to help nanoparticles loaded with chemotherapeutic or other drugs to reach particular sites in the body. The aim of this review is to provide an overall picture of the general aspects of the most successful approaches used to combine proteins with nanosystems. This combination is mainly achieved by absorption, bioconjugation and encapsulation. Interactions of nanoparticles with biomolecules and caveats related to protein denaturation are also pointed out. A clear understanding of nanoparticle-protein interactions could make possible the design of precise and versatile hybrid nanosystems. This could further allow control of their pharmacokinetics as well as activity, and safety.Keywords: nanoparticles, drug delivery, proteins, polypeptides, absorption, bioconjugation, encapsulation

  20. 9th May 2008 - Members of Saudi government visiting ATLAS control room and cavern with Technical Coordinator M. Nessi and Adviser to the Director-General D. Blechschmidt.

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    CERN-HI-0804043 05: from left to right 1st row Mrs. Ibtesam Badhrees, ATLAS Collaboration user Mr. Nadhmi Al-Nassr, Interim President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST H.E. Dr. Khaled S. Al-Sultan, Rector, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals Mr. Abdallah S. Jum’ah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Aramco H.E. Dr. Ibrahim A. Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Capital Markets Authority H.E. Dr. Mohammed I. Al-Suwaiyel, President, King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology KACST; 2nd row Mr. Salim S. Al-Aydh, Senior Vice President – Engineering & Project Management, Saudi Aramco Mr. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Executive Vice President – Operations, Saudi Aramco Mr. A. Othman, Saudi Aramco Mr. Peter Woicke, Member of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors Mr. Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President – Industrial Relations, Saudi Aramco Mr. James W. Kinnear, Retired President & Chief Executive Office...

  1. The Politics of Technocracy in Malaysia (1957-2012

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    JASON SEONG WEI LOH

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Malaysia’s technocracy (administrative elite and the government of the day (po- litical elite have had and continue to enjoy a harmonious and symbiotic relation-ship. Such synergy had its origins and background in British colonial rule when promising Malays were groomed for administrative positions. The dawn of merdeka (national independence allowed for the transition from administrative positions to political leadership. The first three prime ministers, namely Tunku Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak and Hussein Onn were drawn from these ranks. There was an organic development in the relationship between the ‘old’ techno-crats and politicians expressed in shared strategic outlook and direction. As such, national development was characterised not by intermittent periods of political disruption but a sustained period of continuity in the pre-conditions for economic growth which extended and heightened throughout the premiership of Mahathir Mohamad. His successor, Abdullah Badawi, started to install corporate figures as technocrats to professionalise the governance of the administrative system. Under Najib Razak the role of these ‘new’ technocrats was further entrenched and enhanced.

  2. From the Editor

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    Ugur Demiray

    2009-04-01

    to provide support and direction for those residents who wish to pursue K-12 accreditation, post-secondary education, vocational/trades training and up-grading or life-long learning. The results indicated that there were four general areas of purported benefit: academic advancement, an improved quality of life, support for young families and a stabilizing affect on the local economy. Suggestions for the implementation of a suitable distance education resource are noted“Status of Face-To-Face Instruction In Distance Education At AIOU”, send by Prof. Dr. Muhammad RASHID, Dean Education and Dean Doctoral Programme Preston University. Islamabad, PAKISTAN. In his paper, the status of face-to-face instruction in distance education is highlighted. Conditions under which it may be effective and made to contribute towards the goals of distance education are examined; finally, suggestions are given as to the future direction of face-to-face instruction as a component of distance education.The eight article is again came from Pakistan AIOU. Titled article is on Experiences and Tensions Of Tuturing At Allama Iqbal Open University Pakistan, written by Dr. Nabi Bux JUMANI, Shahinshah BABAR KHAN and M. Athar HUSSAIN. Their paper addresses presents data from a study of experiences of distance education tutors at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU, Pakistan, in the use of face-to-face tuition to support their students undertaking teacher training programmes at a distance. It explores the tensions for ‘face-to-face’ teachers involved in ‘distance teaching’ courses, and discusses these in terms of the tutors’ perceptions of the ways in which face-to-face tutorials are used to manage these tensions.The 9th article is arrived to us from Malaysia again and written by Azilah KASIM and Hisham DZAKIRIA on Encouraging Environmental Management Among Small And Medium Accommodations (SMAs Through E-Learning Initiative. The study concludes those respondents’ perceptions on the

  3. Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapi Yaklaşımının Film Analizi Yöntemiyle İncelenmesi

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    Mehmet BOYACI

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapi (BDT dünya genelinde olduğu gibi Türkiye’de de yaygın bir biçimde uygulanan ve hakkında araştırmalar yapılan bir terapi yaklaşımıdır. BDT depresyonun tedavisiyle başlayan ve günümüzde uyku bozukluğundan, saldırganlığa kadar birçok psikolojik sorunun tedavisinde uygulanan bir yaklaşımdır. Bu çalışmanın temel amacı; Aaron Temkin Beck tarafından geliştirilen BDT yaklaşımının temel felsefesini incelemek ve film analizi yardımıyla kuramın temel kavramlarına ve uygulamasına örneklendirme oluşturmaktır. Bu çalışmada nitel araştırma yöntemlerinden doküman incelemesi kullanılmıştır. Araştırmada 1997 yapımı en iyi senaryo ödülü dâhil olmak üzere iki dalda Oscar ödülünü kazanmış Can Dostum/Good Will Hunting filmi BDT yaklaşımı açısından incelenmiştir. Filmde saldırgan davranış problemi olan üstün yetenekli ancak okulu bırakmış bir genç olan Will ve terapisti Sean arasındaki ilişki anlatılmaktadır. Filmdeki olaylar ve diyaloglar üzerinden BDT’nin temel kavramları somut bir biçimde örneklendirilmeye çalışılmıştır. Ayrıca filmdeki roller üzerinden terapist danışan ilişkisi de ele alınmıştır. Sonuç bölümünde yapılan bütün analizler alanyazın doğrultusunda tartışılmıştır.Anahtar Kelimeler: Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapi, film analizi, psikolojik yardım arama, saldırganlık, doküman analizi.

  4. Evaluation of some engineering properties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. seeds and kernels based on image processing

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    Amir Hossein Mirzabe

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    Full Text Available In this study, a method based on digital image processing was employed to investigate effect of the moisture content on gravimetrical and frictional properties of the cucumber seeds and kernels. This research indicated that the application of visual machines and the image processing could be a rapid method that enables accurate measurement of the dimensional parameters of two varieties of this product meticulously. The length, width, and thickness of the seeds of Rashid variety ranged from 6.40 to 9.07, 2.91 to 4.21 and 0.65 to1.50 mm, respectively; the corresponding value of Negin variety ranged from 6.89 to 9.07, 2.49 to 4.21, and 0.69 to 1.68 mm, respectively. Kernel and shell ratios of the Rashid variety were found to be 69.811 and 30.189%, respectively; the corresponding values of the Negin variety were found to be 72.727 and 27.273%, respectively. Despite the bulk densities of the two varieties of cucumber seeds and kernels that decreased with the moisture content, true density and porosity of the two varieties of cucumber seeds and kernels increased. As the moisture content increased from 5.04 to 21.12% (d.b, the angle of the static friction of the seeds of Negin variety increased from 30.39° to 37.18°, 28.83° to 34.99°, 24.37° to 30.04°, and 15.77° to 19.57° for wood, rubber, iron, and galvanized, respectively,; the corresponding value of the Negin variety increased from 21.12° to 27.16°, 24.43° to 31.41°, 19.90° to 25.59° and 14.09° to 18.12° as the moisture content increased from 5.02 to 21.02% (d.b. Keywords: Image processing, Physical and mechanical properties, Cucumber

  5. Bariatric surgery outcomes: a single-center study in the United Arab Emirates

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Salah Abusnana,1 Sarah Abdi,1 Brigette Tagure,1 Murtada Elbagir,1 Almantas Maleckas2 1Rashid Center for Diabetes and Research, Ministry of Health, Ajman, United Arab Emirates; 2Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, LithuaniaBackground: Bariatric surgery has become an attractive treatment for severe obesity over the last decade, due to its impacts on weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In the United Arab Emirates, a country where the rate of obesity is dramatically increasing bariatric surgery has gained popularity in recent years; however, published data on its outcomes in the Emirati population are lacking.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 95 patients who underwent bariatric surgery (ie, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at the Rashid Center for Diabetes and Research in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Weight outcomes and metabolic marker data were abstracted at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively.Results: Laparoscopic RYGB was the main procedure performed by our bariatric unit. All variables demonstrated postoperative improvement. An average excess weight loss of 68% was observed at 12 months. Fat mass was the body component that decreased the most, with an average reduction of 46%. Additionally, lipid profiles were significantly different (P<0.01 at 12 months, with triglyceride levels improving by 27% and low-density lipoprotein levels improving by 21%. Similarly, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c levels decreased significantly (P<0.001 in patients with type 2 diabetes, with an average reduction of 73%.Conclusion: Our results show that a substantial short-term reduction in weight and significant improvements in metabolic markers followed bariatric surgery in severely obese Emirati patients. Our results are consistent with the outcomes of other internationally published studies. Additional studies are warranted to determine whether

  6. Characteristics, clinical features and treatment of supernumerary teeth.

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    Yassin, Othman M; Hamori, Eman

    2009-01-01

    To determine the characteristics, clinical features and treatment of supernumerary teeth in a general district hospital in the North of Jordan. This retrospective study was conducted at Prince Rashid Al-Hassan Hospital in Irbid. The medical records of 139 patients who were diagnosed to have supernumerary teeth during the period April 1993 - June 2007 were reviewed. Clinical data on the location, number eruption status, stages of development, and the types of supernumerary teeth were recorded, along with information on demographics, treatment, associated systemic syndromes, effects on adjacent teeth, and treatment. The male to female ratio was 2.2:1. Of the 186 supernumerary teeth investigated (65.0%) were conical, (23.7%) supplemental, (10.8%) tuberculate and (0.5%) odontoma. Two-thirds of the supernumeraries were erupted. Of this sample (21.6%) patients had multiple supernumerary teeth. The most frequent location was at the premaxilla level. The most common effect on adjacent teeth was delayed eruption (23.1%). Simple and surgical extractions of supernumerary teeth were done for (81.7%) of the cases and orthodontic treatment was needed in (74.1%) of patients. Supernumerary teeth are an uncommon dental entity. An early diagnosis prevents or reduces the risk of complications and when combined with an earlier removal has a better prognosis.

  7. Pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy seen on transthoracic echo in patients with hypertensive cardiomyopathy when compared with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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    Mirza, Sumbul Javed; Radaideh, Ghazi Ahmad

    2013-01-01

    To explore the pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy caused by hypertension and to compare it with idiopathic hypertrophiccardiomyopathy. The retrospective study was conducted at the echocardiography lab of Rashid Hospital, Dubai, from January 2009 to January 2010. Cases of 11 patients with significant left ventricular hypertrophy (septum > 15 mm) due to underlying hypertension were analysed and compared with 11 cases of idiopathic hypertrophic cardiography (septum >15mm) to assess the two groups with similar baseline echocardiographic features. Minitab software was used for statistical analysis. Although the pattern of hypertrophy in hypertensive patients was more concentric (n = 5; 45%), there was also asymmetrical septal hypertrophy in 4 (36%) cases, particularly the elderly with sigmoid shape septum. There was evidence of resting mid-cavity gradient due to reduced left ventricular end-systolic diametre in 4 (36%) cases. Although the equation between hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy is more concentric, but it can be associated with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and significant mid-cavity gradients similar to that seen in idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  8. ريّ الأرواح الظامئة بـاتباع «قواعد العشق الأربعين» لإليف شافاق

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    M. Mücahit ASUTAY

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    Full Text Available In this study, Elif Şafak’s novel “Aşk” was examined in aspects of the teqniques used in the novel, the structure of the novel and the messages which the author wants to convey to the readers. In addition, the novel was analyzed in terms of location, time and characters. There are four important characters intertwined with very different temperaments from each other in the two novels. The stories in these two books take place in different regions and in different historical periods. The author combines two worlds with a gripping narrative and takes the reader to the world of the sufis. Events become a double-dimensioned position with the protagonist beginning to read a manuscript novel. The novel was built with many processes and a multilayered structure. The relationship between Shams and Rumi, is depicted with the point of view of other characters of the novel. Like the story of Layla and caliph Harun Rashid, Prophet Moses and Khidr parable and other unrelated stories told by Shams recall us the technical structure of the thousand and one nights tales. Each of the four chapters of the novel, after introduction, takes its title from the four elements of life: Earth, water, wind and fire. Section headings, give the keys to the reader to enter the atmosphere of the section and to travel in the world of fiction novel.

  9. Radiological responses of different types of Egyptian Mediterranean coastal sediments

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    El-Gamal, A., E-mail: ayman_elgamal@yahoo.co [Department of Oceanography, Coastal Research Institute, National Water Research Center, 15 Elpharaana St., Elshallalat, Postal code 21514, Alexandria (Egypt); Rashad, M. [Land and Water Technologies Department, Arid Land Cultivation and Development Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research, Burg El-Arab, Alexandria (Egypt); Ghatass, Z. [Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria (Egypt)

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    The aim of this study was to identify gamma self-absorption correction factors for different types of Egyptian Mediterranean coastal sediments. Self-absorption corrections based on direct transmission through different thicknesses of the most dominant sediment species have been tested against point sources with gamma-ray energies of {sup 241}Am, {sup 137}Cs and {sup 60}Co with 2% uncertainties. Black sand samples from the Rashid branch of the Nile River quantitatively absorbed the low energy of {sup 241}Am through a thickness of 5 cm. In decreasing order of gamma energy self-absorption of {sup 241}Am, the samples under investigation ranked black sand, Matrouh sand, Sidi Gaber sand, shells, Salloum sand, and clay. Empirical self-absorption correction formulas were also deduced. Chemical analyses such as pH, CaCO{sub 3}, total dissolved solids, Ca{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}, HCO{sub 3}{sup -} and total Fe{sup 2+} have been carried out for the sediments. The relationships between self absorption corrections and the other chemical parameters of the sediments were also examined.

  10. Rice agroecosystem of the Muda irrigation scheme, Malaysia

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    Nashriyah Mat; Ho Nai Kin; Ismail Sahid; Ahyaudin Ali; Lum Keng Yeang

    1998-01-01

    Pesticides have become one of the major components of modern farming practice. However, their usage needs to be properly carried out and regulated. Farmers need to be aware of the potential hazards arising out of improper use of pesticides, to them as well to the environment. This book presents the results of a comprehensive study on the impact of pesticide usage in the largest rice agroecosystem in Malaysia, the Muda Irrigation Scheme. The study, carried out by a group of local scientists, covers the impact of pesticide usage on biodiversity and bioresources (forest, weed, insect, fish and bird). In addition to farmers education, it shows the potential of crop establishment, irrigation method and double cropping of rice as useful factors that can be employed in minimizing the impact. The book also provides good foundation for future work and points out areas for further studies. It is a valuable reference to policy makers, researchers, regulators, agriculture-related agencies, chemical / fertilizer companies as well as those concerned with sustainable farming. The ecologists, chemists, biochemists, entomologists, zoologists, botanists, microbiologists, agronomists and medical practitioners involved in this study are congratulated for their efforts. (Nahrul Khair Alang Md Rashid)

  11. Scientific And Literary Progress During Medieval Period With Special Reference To Medicine (750-945

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    Ashaq Hussain

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available During the Abbasid period, Muslim culture and civilization was at its zenith. It was a period of economic prosperity and of great intellectual awakening. The Abbasid Caliphate provided the most congenial atmosphere for the advancement of learning and education. In fact, the reign of Mamun-ar-Rashid who has deservedly been called the 'Augustus of Arabs' formed the culmination of the intellectual achievements of the Muslims. He was followed by a brilliant succession of Caliphs who continued his work. Muslims gained access to the Greek medical knowledge of Hippocrates, Discords, and Galen through the translations of their works in the seventh and eighth centuries. These initiatives by Muslims could be seen in the different aspects of the healing arts that were developed. The translation movement of the twelfth century in Latin Europe affected every known field of science, none more so than medicine. The present paper is an attempt to give a detailed contribution of Muslims to science with special reference to medicine. It is in this context the present paper has been analyzed.

  12. A comparative study of Christian doctrine in the interpretation of AL-Minar and AL-Mizan regarding the Atonement teaching

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    Full Text Available Abstract Atonement teaching is one of the most important and fundamental doctrines of the Christians which has a vital connection with the "original sin" (Romans 5, 12-20 and has been admitted by the main three sects of Christianity. This teaching expresses how to save mankind from the original sin, and is of such importance that without belief in the teaching, other Christianity teachings lose their importance. There are several interpretations of this teaching among which the Anselm's theory is the most famous one. According to this theory, all humans became sinful due to the Adam's sin. From the one hand, God's justice demands the punishment of man for the sin, and on the other hand His absolute mercy requires Him to save man with salvation. Hence, Jesus Christ as a man of God, in order to atone for Adam's sin and salvation, came onto the earth and was crucified. Sacrificing basic components are as follows: 1. The original sin of Adam (AS 2-belief in Adam's original sin. 3. Man's original sin 4. The outcome of any sin: eternal death 5. Conflict between God’s mercy and justice outcome of any sin 6. Being human and God at the same (incarnation 7. Sociability of anthropomorphic God with men 8. crucified and accursed God 8. 9-Jesus as an atonement to sins of believers even the whole world. This theory has been met with criticism Muslim and Christian scholars. Rashid Reza and Allameh Tabatabai review on the components of this theory. AL-Mizan draws all components of atonement in to criticism, but the most criticism of AL-menar is about the conflict of mercy and justice of God. This survey has examined the contiguity of AL-Menar and AL-Mizan about atonement theory. Based on the findings of this article, Rashid Reza has confined to rational criticism; while Allameh on the base of verse by verse interpretation of the Quran, with a rational approach, has been challenged “atonement”. Clarifying of AL-Manar and AL-Mizan from atonement

  13. Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Managed Diabetes Program in a Primary Care Setting Within an Integrated Health Care System.

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    Benedict, Amanda W; Spence, Michele M; Sie, John L; Chin, Helen A; Ngo, Chi D; Salmingo, Jennifer F; Vidaurreta, Andrew T; Rashid, Nazia

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    Pharmacists have important roles in managing the therapy of patients with type 2 diabetes and improving patient care. Pharmacists titrate medications; reinforce patient education; and address care gaps, such as medication adherence, vaccinations, and overdue health screenings. Through these efforts and more, pharmacists help to improve patient care and achieve Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. Thus, it is important to demonstrate improved health outcomes through pharmacist contributions to diabetes management, which can then provide an opportunity to expand the role of clinical pharmacists in other medical centers and practice settings within an integrated health care system. To evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-managed program within a primary care setting by determining the percentage of patients who reached the HEDIS goal of hemoglobin A1c (A1c) Benedict and Spence performed data analysis and interpretation. The manuscript was written by Benedict, with assistance from Spence and Rashid. All authors reviewed and contributed to manuscript revisions. Spence is the guarantor of this work and, as such, had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Parts of this study were presented at the AMCP Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting; San Francisco, California; April 19-22, 2016.

  14. Breast self-examination among female nurses

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    Salem, O.A.; Hassan, M.A.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify and investigate the knowledge and practice of breast self- examination (BSE) with the influencing factors on its compliance among female nurses. This study was conducted between January and December 2002 on 80 female nurses from Prince Rashid Military Hospital, Jordan. The questionnaire contained items on the demographic characteristics of the respondents, knowledge of breast cancer, attitudes toward BSE and questions regarding the practice of BSE. The survey was conducted on a voluntary basis. Out of 80 subjects, 42 (52%) performed BSE. Approximately 30% of those who performed BSE said they learned BSE during their work experience. A significant relationship was found between higher levels in work experience and BSE practice. Except for age, no significant relation was found between the socio-demographic factors and BSE practice. The sample showed strong belief in breast lump as a causing factor of breast cancer and had significant correlation with BSE practice. Positive correlation was found between nursing work experience and their practice in BSE as working nurses. Studies like these can enhance the knowledge regarding BSE among nurses and other medical professionals. (author)

  15. KONSTRUKSI IDENTITAS DALAM SASTRA TERJEMAHAN EROPA ERA 1900-1930 DAN REAKSINYA DALAM SASTRA INDONESIA

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    Full Text Available Sastra Indonesia masa 1900-1930 tidak terlepas dari reaksi atas sastra terjemahan Eropa. Reaksi itu diasumsikan sebagai wujud perlawanan kultural atas konstruksi identitas keindonesiaan atau masyarakat terjajah. Tulisan ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi strategi dari konstruksiidentitas dalam sastra terjemahan Eropa dan reaksinya dalam sastra Indonesia. Teks yang digunakan adalah Robinson Crusoe karya Daniel Defoe, Salah Asoehan (1928 karya Abdul Moeis, dan Nona Tjoe Joe (1922 karya Tio Ie Soei. Dengan menggunakan sudut pandang pascakolonial, strategi dan reaksi terhadap konstruksi identitas itu diwujudkan dalam beberapa hal. Pertama, Robinson Crusoe menawarkan identitas manusia super, terlepas dari lingkungan dan membawa kebudayaannya sebagai kekuatan, menguasai dan mengkontrol lingkungan dan mempertunjukan nafsu kolonial. Kedua, Salah Asoehan (1928 menolak konstruksi identitas tersebut dengan menghadirkan manusia yang tidak dapat melepaskan diri dari lingkungan, adat, tradisi, dan asal usulnya. Sementara itu, Nona Tjoe Joe (1922 merepresentasikan identitas yang ambigu, terpecah, dan berada di antara dua pilihan: Barat dan Timur.

  16. Reviewer Database

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  17. Fast Neutron Dose Distribution in a Linac Radiotherapy Facility

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    2011-01-01

    CR-39 plastic detectors were used for fast neutron dose mapping in the radiotherapy facility at King AbdulAziz University Hospital (KAUH). Detectors were calibrated using a 252 Cf neutron source and a neutron dosimeter. After exposure chemical etching was performed using 6N NaOH solution at 70 degree C. Tracks were counted using an optical microscope and the number of tracks/cm 2 was converted to a neutron dose. 15 track detectors were distributed inside and outside the therapy room and were left for 32 days. The average neutron doses were 142.3 mSv on the accelerator head, 28.5 mSv on inside walls, 1.4 mSv beyond the beam shield, and 1 mSv in the control room

  18. KARAKTERISTIK FASAD BANGUNAN RUMAH KOMPAK

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    Fauzy, Bachtiar., Purnama Salura., Agnes Kurnia (2013.  Sintesis Langgam Arsitektur Kolonial  Pada  Gedung  Restauran ‘Hallo Surabaya’ Di Surabaya . Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan Fitriyanin (….. Metode Penelitian. Universitas Komunikasi Indonesia. Bandung Krier, Rob (2001. Komposisi Arsitektur. Erlangga. Jakarta Pujantara, Ruly (2010. Karakteristik  Fasade  Bangunan Peninggalan  Kolonialisme  Dan Sebaran Spasialnya Di Kota Makassar Saraswati, A.A.Ayu Oka. (2006. Bale Kulkur Sebagai Bangunan Penanda Pendukung Karakter Kota Budaya. Dosen Sejarah Arsitektur, Universitas Udayana Bali Utami., Mario Wibowo., Abdul Jabbar Faruk (2014. Kajian Bentuk dan Fasad Hotel Gino Feruci Bandung. Jurusan Teknik Aristektur, Fakultas Teknik Sipil & Perencanaan, Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung Widaningsih, Lilis (2004. Karakteristik Fasade Bangunan Factory  Outlet Di  Jalan Ir. H. Djuanda Bandung. Jurusan Teknik Arsitektur. Fakultas Teknik. Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Bandung

  19. Implementing Environmental Management Accounting: Status and Challenges

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    : Visualizing the Policy Challenges of Environmental Management Accounting; Dick Osborn. Section 2 Exploring EMA implementation issues. 6. Environmental Performance and the Quality of Corporate Environmental Reports: The Role of Environmental Management Accounting; Marcus Wagner. 7. Environmental Risk...... in Argentina; Graciela Maria Scavone.14. Environmental Management Accounting in the Framework of EMAS II in the Czech Republic; Jaroslava Hyrslova and Miroslav Hájek. 15. The Role of Government in Promoting and Implementing Environmental Management Accounting: The Case of Bangladesh; Abdul Hannan Mia. 16......Table of contents Preface. 1. Environmental Management Accounting: Innovation or Managerial Fad?; Pall Rikhardsson, Martin Bennett, Jan Jaap Bouma and Stefan Schaltegger. Section 1 Progress. 2. Challenges for Environmental Management Accounting; Roger L. Burritt 3. Current Trends in Environmental...

  20. "Squalid with joy": scobie, sex, and race in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria quartet.

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    Bowen, R

    1998-01-01

    Edward Said and others have identified the Orient as a space of sexual opportunity for western travelers and servants of empire, while more recently Joseph Boone and Rudi Bleys hav focused on, respectively, the "homerotics of orientalism" and the "motives and conditions of homosexual exile." In terms of both sexual and imperial politics, Lawrence Durrell's Scobie, "peddyrast" and transvestite, presents a challenge. I have chosen to rehabilitate rather than deconstruct this determinedly transgressive figure, perhaps the most oddly privileged of all the characters in the Alexandria Quartet. Though Scobie may exhibit some orientalizing and colonial habits of mind, his more positive gestures, such as his relationship with Abdul, are unique in this sequence of novels. Within the limits of his time and generation, and within the confines of an imperial culture, he comes closest to reconciling East and West as he destabilizes gender roles and challenges racial division.

  1. HUBUNGAN BERBAHASA, BERPIKIR, DAN BERBUDAYA

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    Full Text Available The Net is the process of delivering information in communication. According to Abdul Chaer: Speaking is delivering thoughts or feelings of the people who spoke about the problems faced in its cultural life. Language is what we would call mind and there's no other way to think about reality except through language. Thus the activities of cultural events are also speaking. Speak not just stylish but express themselves in life. There are several theories about the relationship of language, thought and culture. Von Humbolt Di antarannya Wihelm theory is the view of a society is determined by the language, the Sapir-Whorf theory that language as a tool of thought, theory of Piaget, Bruner theory, theory Lenneberg, Chomsky and Vygosky. So speaking activities, thinking and culture are three inter-related activities in human activity

  2. MALAYSIAN LEARNERS AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS ONLINE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES

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    Pramela KRISH

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    Full Text Available With more emphasis given to the concept of lifelong learning, the number of learners who enroll for distance and online learning programmes in local tertiary institutions has increased. The flexibility of the online learning mode enables learners to prepare themselves to develop confidence and to learn with greater independence. This paper reports the findings of a study on the teaching and learning and technology factors of online English language courses at UNITaR (University Tun Abdul Razak, a virtual university in Malaysia. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed in eliciting data via a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews. Specifically, the paper reports on learners’ perceptions towards the teaching and learning as well as technology factors during the online English course they were engaged in. The findings with regard to the perceptions of the learners brought more new perspectives which could be incorporated or taken into consideration for an online language learning programme.

  3. GENEALOGI DAN PENYEBARAN THARIQAH QADIRIYAH WA NAQSHABANDIYAH DI JAWA

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    Aly Mashar

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    Full Text Available This article investigates the geneology and spread of Thariqah Qadiriyah wa Naqshabandiyah in Java. Based on the previous literatures (Dhofier, Martin van Bruinessen, Zulkifli, and Mulyati, it was found out that in Java the genealogy of the thariqah formed by Syekh Ahmad Khatib Sambas directed to the three primary khalifah, i.e. Syekh Abdul Karim Banten, Syekh Ahmad Thalhah Cirebon, and Syekh Muhammad Hasbullah Madura, then spread out across Java Island through the four centers (on 1970s, such as Suryalaya, Rejoso, Mranggen, and Pangentongan. However, the writer found out that there were four khalifahs, including Syekhona Kholil Bangkalan Madura; with the nine dissemination centers (in 1970s including Berjan Purworejo, Sawah Pulo Surabaya, Cukir Jombang, Kencong Kediri, and Dawe Kudus.

  4. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available - Jane Bunnag, Hans-Dieter Evers, Loosely structured social systems: Thailand in comparative perspective. Cultural Report Series no. 17, Yale University Southeast Asia Studies. New Haven 1969. 148 pp. - L. Sluimers, Milton E. Osborne, The French presence in Cochin-China and Cambodia: Rule and response (1859-1905. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London 1970. XVIII + 379 pp. - H.J. Duller, G.L. Hicks, The Indonesian economy, 1950-1965; met een supplement tot 1967. Bibliographical Series No. 9, South-East Asia Studies, Yale University 1967. 248 p., n.p., G. McNicoll (eds. - J.W. de Vries, A. Mörzer Bruyns, Kamus singkatan dan akronim yang dipergunakan di Indonesia/Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms used in Indonesia, Ichtiar, Djakarta 1970. - William R. Roff, Abdul Majid Mohamed Mackeen, Contemporary Islamic legal organization in Malaya. Monograph Series No. 13. Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, New Haven, 1969. vii + 79 + 55 pp.

  5. SASTRA ISLAM DAN MAHABBAH KONSEP AL-HUB AL-ILAHI RABI’AH AL-ADAWIYAH DAN PENGARUHNYA DALAM TASAWUF

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    Mohd Aji Isnaini

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    Full Text Available Oh my God! If I meyembahmu fear of hell, then throw me into hell. If I meyembahmu because they expect paradise, then keep me out of heaven. "It is one seruat Rabi'a al-Adawiyah the purity of her love for the creator. Sufi is a term for those who study the science of tasawwuf, a kind of mysticism in Islam. It's become common since ancient times that the Sufi is derived from the men like al-Hallaj, Jalaluddin Rumi, Sheikh Shohibul Faroji Azmatkhan Ba'alawi Al-Husaini, Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jaelani, Abu Nawas, Shaykh Abul Hasan Asy Syadzili. Men rightly be leaders and key figures in each field. But the theory is no longer valid when it appears a Sufi saint who came from the woman who called Rabiatul Adawiyah, was the first to introduce the teachings of Sufi Mahabbah (Love Divine, a ladder (maqam or levels through which a salik

  6. History of Neurosurgery in Malaysia.

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    Raffiq, Azman; Abdullah, Jafri Malin; Haspani, Saffari; Adnan, Johari Siregar

    2015-12-01

    The development of neurosurgical services and training in Malaysia began in 1963, with the first centre established in its capital city at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, aimed to provide much needed neurosurgical services and training in the field of neurology and neurosurgery. This center subsequently expanded in 1975 with the establishment of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Neuroscience Institute (IKTAR); which integrated the three allied interdependent disciplines of neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry. The establishment of this institute catalysed the rapid expansion of neurosurgical services in Malaysia and paved the way for development of comprehensive training for doctors, nurses, and paramedics. This culminated in the establishments of a local comprehensive neurosurgery training program for doctors in 2001; followed by a training program for nurses and paramedics in 2006. To date, there are more than 60 neurosurgeons providing expert care in 11 centers across Malaysia, along with trained personnel in the field of neurosciences.

  7. Efficacy of Polytechnic students’ Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad Zainuddin

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    Full Text Available Every year polytechnics in Malaysia produce thousands of graduates in vocational areas, however, these graduates have to strive in a competitive job market against graduates from other tertiary institutions. This study aims to investigate polytechnic students efficacy on their communication skills. These skills are crucial in determining their chances for employment and would also enable them to perform effectively at workplace. Final semester students from Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (n=120 were asked to assess their own communication skills ability using the Communication Skills self-assessment questionnaire. Findings indicate that polytechnic students are quite confident in their ability to communicate effectively at workplace and job interviews. However, interviews with potential employers indicate differently. Implications of the study include a call for the evaluation of the English proficiency courses currently being implemented in Malaysian polytechnics.

  8. Delivery outcomes at term after one previous cesarean section.

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    Yamani-Zamzami, Tarik Y

    2007-12-01

    To determine the maternal and perinatal outcomes at term in women with one previous cesarean delivery and with no history of vaginal birth. This is a case-control study conducted at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2002. One hundred sixty-two women with one previous cesarean delivery and with no previous vaginal birth were compared with 324 control women. The cesarean section rate was higher in the study group 40 (24.7%) versus 23 (7.1%) in the control group and was statistically significant (phistory of vaginal delivery are considered less favorable, the vaginal birth after cesarean section success rate may be even lower if the indication for previous primary cesarean delivery was failure to progress, and may be associated with increased risk of uterine rupture. Further study is required to confirm our findings.

  9. The Suitability of Adaptive Reuse Practices on Historic Residential Buildings to National Memorials

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    Full Text Available In order to prolong the life of the old buildings in the country through building conservation practices, there is a tendency by the government to acquire and reuse Malaysian leadership figures’ residential buildings as memorials. However, it raises the question of whether there is any adaptive reuse guidelines to reuse historic residential buildings in Malaysia as national memorials in maintaining those buildings as an exhibition space on the history of their leadership. The absence of guidelines raises questions about how to implement the process accordingly. The objective of this research is to find the best formula for reusing historic residential buildings as national memorials based on that issue by reviewing and identify the principles of adaptive reuse practices of historic residential buildings as national memorials that implemented in Malaysia. The case studies were conducted on three samples of historic residential buildings that reused as national memorials and those buildings were selected based on a list of the study population, which are Rumah Kelahiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (The Birthplace of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Rumah Merdeka (Freedom House and Memorial Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba (The Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba Memorial. The sample may be determined by the sampling method and evaluated using the checklist provided. Based on the results of the case studies that were analyzed and discussed, it can be concluded that aspects of building code (local requirements as well as environmental and conservation requirements are not met in implementing adaptive reuse process on historic residential buildings to national memorials which needs suggestions for improvement.

  10. Scientific Payload Of The Emirates Mars Mission: Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (Emirs) Overview.

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    Altunaiji, E. S.; Edwards, C. S.; Christensen, P. R.; Smith, M. D.; Badri, K. M., Sr.

    2017-12-01

    The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) will launch in 2020 to explore the dynamics in the atmosphere of Mars on a global scale. EMM has three scientific instruments to an improved understanding of circulation and weather in the Martian lower and middle atmosphere. Two of the EMM's instruments, which are the Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) and Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIRS) will focus on the lower atmosphere observing dust, ice clouds, water vapor and ozone. On the other hand, the third instrument Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) will focus on both the thermosphere of the planet and its exosphere. The EMIRS instrument, shown in Figure 1, is an interferometric thermal infrared spectrometer that is jointly developed by Arizona State University (ASU) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). It builds on a long heritage of thermal infrared spectrometers designed, built, and managed, by ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility, including the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES), and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES). EMIRS operates in the 6-40+ µm range with 5 cm-1 spectral sampling, enabled by a Chemical Vapor-Deposited (CVD) diamond beamsplitter and state of the art electronics. This instrument utilizes a 3×3 detector array and a scan mirror to make high-precision infrared radiance measurements over most of a Martian hemisphere. The EMIRS instrument is optimized to capture the integrated, lower-middle atmosphere dynamics over a Martian hemisphere and will capture 60 global images per week ( 20 images per orbit) at a resolution of 100-300 km/pixel. After processing through an atmospheric retrieval algorithm, EMIRS will determine the vertical temperature profiles to 50km altitude and measure the column integrated global distribution and abundances of key atmospheric parameters (e.g. dust, water ice (clouds) and water vapor) over the Martian day, seasons and year.

  11. Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIRS) Overview from the Emirates Mars Mission

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    Altunaiji, Eman; Edwards, Christopher; Smith, Michael; Christensen, Philip; AlMheiri, Suhail; Reed, Heather

    2017-04-01

    Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIRS) instrument is one of three scientific instruments aboard the Emirate Mars Mission (EMM), with the name of "Hope". EMM is United Arab Emirates' (UAE) mission to be launched in 2020, with the aim of exploring the dynamics of the atmosphere of Mars on a global scale with sampling on a diurnal and sub-seasonal time-scales. EMM has three scientific instruments selected to provide an improved understanding of circulation and weather in the Martian lower atmosphere as well as the thermosphere and exosphere. The EMIRS instrument is an interferometric thermal infrared spectrometer that is jointly developed by Arizona State University (ASU) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai, UAE. It builds on a long heritage of thermal infrared spectrometers designed, built, and managed, by ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility, including the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES), and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES). EMIRS operates in the 6-40+ μm range with 5 cm-1 spectral sampling, enabled by a Chemical Vapor-Deposited (CVD) diamond beam splitter and state of the art electronics. This instrument utilizes a 3×3 line array detector and a scan mirror to make high-precision infrared radiance measurements over most of the Martian hemisphere. The EMIRS instrument is optimized to capture the integrated, lower-middle atmosphere dynamics over a Martian hemisphere, using a scan-mirror to make 60 global images per week ( 20 images per orbit) at a resolution of 100-300 km/pixel while requiring no special spacecraft maneuvers.

  12. Surgical wisdom and Genghis Khan's Pax Mongolica.

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    Köstenbauer, Jakob

    2017-03-01

    The unrivalled conquests of Genghis Khan (CE c.1162-1227) led to the establishment of the Greater Mongolian Empire. By 1279, the Mongol dynasty controlled a vast Empire which, for the first time in history, unified Europe and China via the famous Silk Road. The ensuing century of peace and stability is referred to by historians as the Pax Mongolica, which facilitated Europe's renaissance and remarkably contributed to the rise of modern medicine and surgery. Secondary sources from published literature, primary sources from manuscripts and illustrations courtesy of universities, museum libraries and archives. There is ample evidence detailing the Mongol Empire's power during the thirteenth century and the Silk Road's role as a vehicle of commercial, cultural and scientific exchange. Advances in medical knowledge and surgical skills were made in all parts of the Empire and exchanged from China to Constantinople and back. Prominent medical figures traversed these centres, and no doubt contributed to the spread of surgical science, including Rashid al-Din and Mansur Ibn Ilyas. Their works, it is argued, enriched the practice of surgery and may have indirectly ushered-in the rise of modern surgery in the early medical schools at Salerno, Bologna, Pavia, Oxford, Montpellier and Constantinople to name but a few. The blossoming and diversification of medical and surgical knowledge was an integral part of the great cultural exchange facilitated by the Pax Mongolica. This enhanced surgical practice in China, Persia and Arabia, while coinciding with the renaissance of surgical teaching in Europe. © 2017 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  13. Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) 2020 Overview

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    Amiri, S.; Sharaf, O.; AlMheiri, S.; AlRais, A.; Wali, M.; Al Shamsi, Z.; Al Qasim, I.; Al Harmoodi, K.; Al Teneiji, N.; Almatroushi, H. R.; Al Shamsi, M. R.; Altunaiji, E. S.; Lootah, F. H.; Badri, K. M.; McGrath, M.; Withnell, P.; Ferrington, N.; Reed, H.; Landin, B.; Ryan, S.; Pramann, B.; Brain, D.; Deighan, J.; Chaffin, M.; Holsclaw, G.; Drake, G.; Wolff, M. J.; Edwards, C. S.; Lillis, R. J.; Smith, M. D.; Forget, F.; Fillingim, M. O.; England, S.; Christensen, P. R.; Osterloo, M. M.; Jones, A. R.

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    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space exploration race with the announcement of Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), the first Emirati mission to another planet, in 2014. Through this mission, UAE is to send an unmanned probe, called Hope probe, to be launched in summer 2020 and reach Mars by 2021 to coincide with UAE's 50th anniversary. The mission should be unique, and should aim for novel and significant discoveries that contributed to the ongoing work of the global space science community. EMM has passed its Mission Concept Review (MCR), System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), and Critical Design Review (CDR) phases. The mission is led by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in partnership with the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), and Arizona State University (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration. The mission is designed to answer the following three science questions: (1) How does the Martian lower atmosphere respond globally, diurnally, and seasonally to solar forcing? (2) How do conditions throughout the Martian atmosphere affect rates of atmospheric escape? (3) How does the Martian exosphere behave temporally and spatially?. Each question is aligned with three mission objectives and four investigations that study the Martian atmospheric circulation and connections through measurements done using three instruments that image Mars in the visible, thermal infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths. Data will be collected around Mars for a period of an entire Martian year to provide scientists with valuable understanding of the changes to the Martian atmosphere today. The presentation will focus on the overviews of the mission and science objectives, instruments and spacecraft, as well as the ground and launch segments.

  14. Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) Overview from the Emirates Mars Mission

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    Lootah, F. H.; Almatroushi, H. R.; AlMheiri, S.; Holsclaw, G.; Deighan, J.; Chaffin, M.; Reed, H.; Lillis, R. J.; Fillingim, M. O.; England, S.

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    The Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) instrument is one of three science instruments on board the "Hope Probe" of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM). EMM is a United Arab Emirates' (UAE) mission to Mars, launching in 2020, to explore the global dynamics of the Martian atmosphere, while sampling on both diurnal and seasonal timescales. The EMUS instrument is a far-ultraviolet imaging spectrograph that measures emissions in the spectral range 100-170 nm. Using a combination of its one-dimensional imaging and spacecraft motion, it will build up two-dimensional far-ultraviolet images of the Martian disk and near-space environment at several important wavelengths: the Lyman beta atomic hydrogen emission (102.6 nm), the Lyman alpha atomic hydrogen emission (121.6 nm), two atomic oxygen emissions (130.4 nm and 135.6 nm), and the carbon monoxide fourth positive group band emission (140 nm-170 nm). Radiances at these wavelengths will be used to derive the column abundance of atomic oxygen, and carbon monoxide in the Martian thermosphere, and the density of atomic oxygen and atomic hydrogen in the Martian exosphere both with spatial and sub-seasonal variability. The EMUS instrument consists of a single telescope mirror feeding a Rowland circle imaging spectrograph with selectable spectral resolution (1.3 nm, 1.8 nm, or 5 nm), and a photon-counting and locating detector (provided by the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley). The EMUS spatial resolution of less than 300 km on the disk is sufficient to characterize spatial variability in the Martian thermosphere (100-200 km altitude) and exosphere (>200 km altitude). The instrument is jointly developed by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, UAE.

  15. Teologi Mustad’afin di Indonesia: Kajian atas Teologi Muhammadiyah

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    Sokhi Huda

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Mustad’afin Theology in Indonesia is the new face of  al-Ma’un theology initiated by the Ahmad Dahlan. It eventually accumulates with more extensive issues and involves partnerships with other parties in order to achieve its praxis strategy. The basic assumption of  this theology is that the practice of  worship must be directly related to social concerns, with a foundation of monotheism that manifests itself  into the realm of  praxis. This finally leads to the key words of “social unity” and “social rituals” which are then developed in the context of contemporary nationhood and statehood in Indonesia. Moreover, its epistemology primarily comes from: (1 Wahhabi-Salafi ideology of  Rashid Rida, (2 the idea of    education reform of  Muhammad ‘Abduh, and (3 theology of al-Ma’un of Ahmad  Dahlan. These three basic epistemologies are equipped with a significant adaptation to seven factors, in order to be accepted as a theology of  liberators movement in Indonesia. The performance of  Mustad’afin theology is a theology that does social defense for the following conditions: (1 oppression of faith, (2 retardation, (3 suffering of economic and social status, (4 moral suffering, and (5 the threat of theologies and the existence of Indonesia. Finally, it implies the necessity of  Mustad’afin Islamic Jurisprudence to regulate the conduct of  worship and social community. Furthermore, the exclusive part of  Wahhabi-Salafi Islamic jurisprudence is no longer posed.

  16. Peroneal island flap for wound coverage in complex injuries of the lower extremity

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    Fazal A

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Akil Fazal1, Haroon-ur-Rashid1, Tahseen Cheema21Section of Orthopedics, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USABackground: Complex injuries of the lower extremity pose a therapeutic challenge owing to limited availability of local soft tissue for coverage. One option in this region is the pedicled fasciocutaneous flap based on perforators of the peroneal artery. In this case series, we present our experience of the peroneal island pedicled flap for reconstruction of lower extremity wounds.Methods: Records of 18 cases of peroneal island flap admitted consecutively to the Section of Orthopedics at Aga Khan University Hospital from January 1996 to December of 2009 were studied and their outcomes determined.Results: The most common indication for coverage was open wounds due to a road traffic accident (n = 10, followed by burns (n = 3. The most common area exposed was the lower third of the leg followed by the middle third. The tibia was exposed in 11 patients. The flaps ranged in size from 35 cm2 to over 200 cm2. In 13 patients, the flaps healed uneventfully, while in the remaining five there was partial flap necrosis. In four of the latter patients, the residual wound healed with conservative measures only, but the fifth patient required further surgery to achieve acceptable coverage.Conclusion: The peroneal artery flap appears to be a simple, useful, and reliable flap in the armamentarium of the surgeon when planning soft tissue coverage of the lower extremity.Keywords: leg injuries, surgical flaps, lower extremity

  17. Nutritional therapy for the management of diabetic gastroparesis: clinical review

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Amena SadiyaLifestyle Clinic, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research, Ministry of Health, Ajman, United Arab EmiratesAbstract: Diabetic gastroparesis (DGP, or slow emptying of the stomach, is a well-established complication of diabetes mellitus and is typically considered to occur in individuals with long-standing type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical consequences of DGP include induction of gastrointestinal (GI symptoms (early satiety, abdominal distension, reflux, stomach spasm, postprandial nausea, vomiting, alteration in drug absorption, and destabilization of glycemic control (due to mismatched postprandial glycemic and insulin peaks. Effective nutritional management not only helps in alleviating the symptoms, but also in facilitating better glycemic control. Although there have been no evidence-based guidelines pertaining to the nutrition care process of the DGP, the current dietary recommendations are based on expert opinions or observational studies. The dietary management of gastroparesis needs to be tailored according to the severity of malnutrition and kind of upper GI symptom by changing the volume, consistency, frequency, fiber, fat, and carbohydrates in the meal. Small frequent meals, using more liquid calories, reducing high fat or high fiber, consuming bezoar forming foods, and adjusting meal carbohydrates based on medications or insulin helps in improving the upper GI symptoms and glycemic control. Enteral nutrition can be an option for patients who fail to stabilize their weight loss, or for those who cannot gain weight with oral feedings, while total parenteral nutrition is rarely necessary for the patient with gastroparesis.Keywords: diabetic gastroparesis, delayed gastric emptying, diabetes mellitus, bezoar, GI symptoms, glycemic control

  18. Sensitivity of aerosol indirect forcing and autoconversion to cloud droplet parameterization: an assessment with the NASA Global Modeling Initiative.

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    Sotiropoulou, R. P.; Meshkhidze, N.; Nenes, A.

    2006-12-01

    The aerosol indirect forcing is one of the largest sources of uncertainty in assessments of anthropogenic climate change [IPCC, 2001]. Much of this uncertainty arises from the approach used for linking cloud droplet number concentration (CDNC) to precursor aerosol. Global Climate Models (GCM) use a wide range of cloud droplet activation mechanisms ranging from empirical [Boucher and Lohmann, 1995] to detailed physically- based formulations [e.g., Abdul-Razzak and Ghan, 2000; Fountoukis and Nenes, 2005]. The objective of this study is to assess the uncertainties in indirect forcing and autoconversion of cloud water to rain caused by the application of different cloud droplet parameterization mechanisms; this is an important step towards constraining the aerosol indirect effects (AIE). Here we estimate the uncertainty in indirect forcing and autoconversion rate using the NASA Global Model Initiative (GMI). The GMI allows easy interchange of meteorological fields, chemical mechanisms and the aerosol microphysical packages. Therefore, it is an ideal tool for assessing the effect of different parameters on aerosol indirect forcing. The aerosol module includes primary emissions, chemical production of sulfate in clear air and in-cloud aqueous phase, gravitational sedimentation, dry deposition, wet scavenging in and below clouds, and hygroscopic growth. Model inputs include SO2 (fossil fuel and natural), black carbon (BC), organic carbon (OC), mineral dust and sea salt. The meteorological data used in this work were taken from the NASA Data Assimilation Office (DAO) and two different GCMs: the NASA GEOS4 finite volume GCM (FVGCM) and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies version II' (GISS II') GCM. Simulations were carried out for "present day" and "preindustrial" emissions using different meteorological fields (i.e. DAO, FVGCM, GISS II'); cloud droplet number concentration is computed from the correlations of Boucher and Lohmann [1995], Abdul-Razzak and Ghan [2000

  19. Fabrication, characterization and in vitro evaluation of silibinin nanoparticles: an attempt to enhance its oral bioavailability

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    Sahibzada MUK

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    Full Text Available Muhammad Umar Khayam Sahibzada,1,2 Abdul Sadiq,1 Shahzeb Khan,1 Hani S Faidah,3 Naseemullah,1 Muhammad Khurram,4 Muhammad Usman Amin,5 Abdul Haseeb6 1Department of Pharmacy, University of Malakand, Chakdara, Lower Dir, 2Department of Pharmacy, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 3Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; 4Department of Pharmacy, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Upper Dir, 5Department of Pharmacology, KMU Institute of Medical Sciences, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 6Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia Background: Silibinin has gained in importance in the past few decades as a hepatoprotector and is used widely as oral therapy for toxic liver damage, liver cirrhosis, and chronic inflammatory liver diseases, as well as for the treatment of different types of cancers. Unfortunately, it has low aqueous solubility and inadequate dissolution, which results in low oral bioavailability.Materials and methods: In this study, nanoparticles (NPs of silibinin, which is a hydrophobic drug, were manufactured using two cost-effective methods. Antisolvent precipitation with a syringe pump (APSP and evaporative precipitation of nanosuspension (EPN were used. The prepared NPs were characterized using different analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, and X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD and were sifted for their bioavailability through in vitro dissolution and solubility studies. Moreover, the prepared NPs were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against a battery of bacteria and yeast.Results: DSC and XRD studies indicated that the prepared NPs were amorphous in nature, with more solubility and dissolution compared to the crystalline form of

  20. In vivo antitumor and antimetastatic effects of flavokawain B in 4T1 breast cancer cell-challenged mice

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    Full Text Available Nadiah Abu,1,2 Nurul Elyani Mohamed,2 Swee Keong Yeap,3 Kian Lam Lim,4 M Nadeem Akhtar,5 Aimi Jamil Zulfadli,3 Beh Boon Kee,2 Mohd Puad Abdullah,2 Abdul Rahman Omar,3 Noorjahan Banu Alitheen2 1Bright Sparks Unit, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, 3Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; 4Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Lot PT, Jalan Sungai Long, Bandar Sungai Long, Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia; 5Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia Abstract: Flavokawain B (FKB is a naturally occurring chalcone that can be isolated through the root extracts of the kava-kava plant (Piper methysticum. It can also be synthesized chemically to increase the yield. This compound is a promising candidate as a biological agent, as it is reported to be involved in a wide range of biological activities. Furthermore, FKB was reported to have antitumorigenic effects in several cancer cell lines in vitro. However, the in vivo antitumor effects of FKB have not been reported on yet. Breast cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths in the world today. Any potential treatment should not only impede the growth of the tumor, but also modulate the immune system efficiently and inhibit the formation of secondary tumors. As presented in our study, FKB induced apoptosis in 4T1 tumors in vivo, as evidenced by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling and hematoxylin and eosin staining of the tumor. FKB also regulated the immune system by increasing both helper and cytolytic T-cell and natural killer cell populations. In addition, FKB also enhanced the levels of interleukin 2 and interferon gamma but suppressed interleukin 1B. Apart from that, FKB was also found to inhibit

  1. Marginal fit of all-ceramic crowns fabricated using two extraoral CAD/CAM systems in comparison with the conventional technique

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    Alqahtani F

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Fawaz Alqahtani1,2 1Department of Prosthodontics, 2Higher Education and Scientific Research, School of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Al-kharj, Saudi Arabia Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of two extraoral computer-aided design (CAD and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM systems, in comparison with conventional techniques, on the marginal fit of monolithic CAD/CAM lithium disilicate ceramic crowns. Study design: This is an in vitro interventional study. Place and duration of study: The study was carried out at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, from December 2015 to April 2016. Methodology: A marginal gap of 60 lithium disilicate crowns was evaluated by scanning electron microscopy. In total, 20 pressable lithium disilicate (IPS e.max Press [Ivoclar ­Vivadent] ceramic crowns were fabricated using the conventional lost-wax technique as a control group. The experimental all-ceramic crowns were produced based on a scan stone model and milled using two extraoral CAD/CAM systems: the Cerec group was fabricated using the Cerec CAD/CAM system, and the Trios group was fabricated using Trios CAD and milled using Wieland Zenotec CAM. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA and the Scheffe post hoc test were used for statistical comparison of the groups (α=0.05. Results: The mean (±standard deviation of the marginal gap of each group was as follows: the Control group was 91.15 (±15.35 µm, the Cerec group was 111.07 (±6.33 µm, and the Trios group was 60.17 (±11.09 µm. One-way ANOVA and the Scheffe post hoc test showed a statistically significant difference in the marginal gap between all groups. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the current study that all-ceramic crowns, fabricated using the CAD/CAM system, show a marginal accuracy that is acceptable in clinical environments. The Trios CAD group displayed the smallest

  2. Current perspectives on neonatal hypoglycemia, its management, and cerebral injury risk

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    Chandran S

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Suresh Chandran,1–4 Victor Samuel Rajadurai,1–3 Abdul Alim Abdul Haium,1–3 Khalid Hussain5,6 1Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore; 2Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine, Singapore; 3Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore; 4Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 5Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust, London, 6The Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK Abstract: Glucose is an essential substrate for mammalian cells; in particular, the brain needs glucose continuously as a primary source of energy. Hypoglycemia is the most common biochemical finding in the neonatal period. However, despite the common occurrence, there is still controversy on the definition of hypoglycemia in the newborn period. This has led to the development of guidelines designed to identify infants “at-risk” and the implementation of an “operational threshold” for physicians to consider intervention. In healthy term infants, the optimal hormonal and metabolic adaptations during the immediate neonatal period ensure an adequate energy substrate for the vital organs, whereas the abnormal glucose homeostasis observed in preterm and growth-retarded infants is multifactorial in origin. For these high-risk infants, it is important to identify, screen, and prevent significant hypoglycemia. Detailed investigations are warranted in infants with severe and persistent hypoglycemia. Neonatal hypoglycemia is a major cause of brain injury. The speculated mechanisms of cellular injury include excitatory neurotoxins active at N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, increased mitochondrial free radical generation with initiation of apoptosis and altered cerebral energetic characteristics. This hypoglycemic brain injury predominantly affects parieto-occipital regions causing

  3. The economic burden of schizophrenia in Malaysia

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    Teoh SL

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Siew Li Teoh,1 Huey Yi Chong,1 Salina Abdul Aziz,2 Norliza Chemi,2 Abdul Razak Othman,2 Nurzuriana Md Zaki,2 Possatorn Vanichkulpitak,3 Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk1,4–6 1School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, 2Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, 4Center of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CPOR, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand; 5School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA; 6Health and Well-being Cluster, Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21 Platform, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, MalaysiaIntroduction: Schizophrenia (SCZ is a highly debilitating disease despite its low prevalence. The economic burden associated with SCZ is substantial and mainly attributed to productivity loss. To improve the understanding of economic burden of SCZ in the low- and middle-income country regions, we aimed to determine the economic burden of SCZ in Malaysia.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted using a prevalence-based approach from a societal perspective in Malaysia with a 1 year period from 2013. We used micro-costing technique with bottom-up method and included direct medical cost, direct non-medical cost, and indirect cost. The main data source was medical chart review which was conducted in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL. The medical charts were identified electronically by matching the unique patient’s identification number registered under the National Mental Health Schizophrenia Registry and the list of patients in HKL in 2013. Other data sources were government documents, literatures, and local websites. To ensure robustness of result, probabilistic sensitivity analysis was conducted.Results: The total estimated number of treated SCZ cases in Malaysia in 2015 was 15,104 with the total economic burden of USD 100 million

  4. Effectiveness of exercise and protein supplementation intervention on body composition, functional fitness, and oxidative stress among elderly Malays with sarcopenia

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    Shahar S

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Suzana Shahar,1 Norshafarina Shari Kamaruddin,2 Manal Badrasawi,1 Noor Ibrahim Mohamed Sakian,3 Zahara Abd Manaf,1 Zaitun Yassin,4 Leonard Joseph51Dietetic Programme, 2Biomedical Programme, 3Occupational Therapy Programme, School of Healthcare Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, 4Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, 5Department of Physiotherapy, School of Healthcare Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAbstract: Sarcopenia, characterized as muscle loss that occurs with aging, is a major health problem in an aging population, due to its implications on mobility, quality of life, and fall risk. Protein supplementation could improve the physical fitness by increasing protein anabolism, and exercise has a documented evidence of positive effect on functional status among the elderly. However, the combined effect of both protein supplementation and exercise has not been investigated among sarcopenic elderly in the Asian population. Thus, this study aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise intervention and protein supplementation either alone or in combination for 12 weeks, on body composition, functional fitness, and oxidative stress among elderly Malays with sarcopenia. Sixty five sarcopenic elderly Malays aged 60-74 years were assigned to the control group, exercise group (ExG, protein supplementation group (PrG, or the combination of exercise and protein supplementation group. A significant interaction effect between body weight and body mass index (BMI was observed, with the PrG (-2.1% body weight, -1.8% BMI showing the highest reductions. Further, there was a decrease in % body fat (-4.5% and an increase in fat-free mass (kg (+5.7% in the ExG after 12 weeks (P < 0.05. The highest increments in lower and upper body strength were observed in the Pr

  5. Cost analysis of facial injury treatment in two university hospitals in Malaysia: a prospective study

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    Saperi BS

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Bin Sulong Saperi,1 Roszalina Ramli,2 Zafar Ahmed,1 Amrizal Muhd Nur,1 Mohd Ismail Ibrahim,3 Muhd Fazlynizam Rashdi,2 Rifqah Nordin,2 Normastura Abd Rahman,4 Azizah Yusoff,4 Abd Jabar Nazimi,2 Roselinda Abdul Rahman,4 Noorhayati Abdul Razak,4 Norlen Mohamed 5 1International Centre for Casemix and Clinical Coding, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 3Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 4School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 5Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Objective: Facial injury (FI may occur in isolation or in association with injuries to other parts of the body (facial and other injury [FOI]. The objective of this study was to determine the direct treatment costs incurred during the management of facial trauma. Materials and methods: A prospective cohort study on treatment cost for FIs and FOIs due to road-traffic crashes in two university hospitals in Malaysia was conducted from July 2010 to June 2011. The patients were recruited from emergency departments and reviewed after 6 months from the date of initial treatment. Direct cost analysis, comparison of cost and length of hospital stay, and Injury Severity Score (ISS were performed. Results: A total of 190 patients were enrolled in the study, of whom 83 (43.7% had FI only, and 107 (56.3% had FOI. The mean ISS was 5.4. The mean length of stay and costs for patients with FI only were 5.8 days with a total cost of US$1,261.96, whereas patients with FOI were admitted for 7.8 days with a total cost of US$1,716.47. Costs doubled if the treatment was performed under general anesthesia compared to local anesthesia. Conclusion: Treatment of FI and FOI imposes a financial burden on the health care system in Malaysia. Keywords: facial

  6. Anorectal anomaly with rectovestibular fistula: a historical comparison of neonatal anterior sagittal anorectoplasty without covering colostomy and postoperative anal dilatation to the classical three-stage posterior sagittal anorectoplasty

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    Abdul Aziz DA

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    Full Text Available Dayang Anita Abdul Aziz,1 Ramamoorthy Velayutham,2 Marjmin Osman,1 Zarina Abdul Latiff,3 Felicia SK Lim,4 Mahmud Mohd Nor1 1Department of Surgery, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 2Department of Surgery, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, 3Department of Paediatrics, 4Department of Anaesthesia, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Background: Traditional three-stage posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP is a widely used operational technique for rectovestibular fistula (RVF which includes creation of stoma, definitive surgery, and subsequent closure of stoma. Three-stage PSARP is usually completed during infancy. Many pediatric surgeons across the world have embarked on anterior sagittal anorectoplasty (ASARP as an alternative technique to reduce pelvic floor dissection and the need to operate with patients in the prone position. ASARP is performed with the patient lying in supine position and it can be performed as one-stage repair during the neonatal period. Early reports from many centers are showing promising results. An outcome comparison of both techniques is vital to help surgeons consider this new approach in the repair of RVF.Patients and methods: This is a retrospective historical comparison study. Nine neonates with RVF underwent primary ASARP without postoperative anal dilatation and were compared to 25 patients with RVF who underwent three-stage PSARP with postoperative anal dilatation. Immediate surgical outcome was reviewed from the records and follow-up sheets of individual patients and functional outcome was assessed by interviewing the parents. Results were compared statistically; P-value ≤0.05 was considered significant.Results: The immediate surgical complications were higher in the PSARP group (40% compared to the ASARP group (22%. Functional outcome showed overall better outcome in ASARP compared to PSARP. Patients from both groups did not develop stenosis, although only the PSARP group was subjected to daily

  7. Artonin E induces p53-independent G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through ROS-mediated mitochondrial pathway and livin suppression in MCF-7 cells

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    Etti IC

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Imaobong Christopher Etti,1,2 Abdullah Rasedee,3 Najihah Mohd Hashim,4 Ahmad Bustamam Abdul,5 Arifah Kadir,6 Swee Keong Yeap,7 Peter Waziri,5 Ibrahim Malami,5 Kian Lam Lim,8 Christopher J Etti9 1Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria; 3Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 4Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 5MAKNA-Cancer Research Laboratory, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 6Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 7Laboratory of Vaccine and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 8Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia; 9Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria Abstract: Artonin E is a prenylated flavonoid compound isolated from the stem bark of Artocarpus elasticus. This phytochemical has been previously reported to be drug-like with full compliance to Lipinski’s rule of five and good physicochemical properties when compared with 95% of orally available drugs. It has also been shown to possess unique medicinal properties that can be utilized in view of alleviating most human disease conditions. In this study, we investigated the cytotoxic mechanism of Artonin E in MCF-7 breast cancer cells, which has so far not been reported. In this context, Artonin E significantly suppressed the breast cancer cell’s viability while inducing apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. This apoptosis induction was caspase dependent, and it is mediated mainly through the intrinsic pathway with the elevation of total reactive oxygen species

  8. Prediction of employer–employee relationships from sociodemographic variables and social values in Brunei public and private sector workers

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    Mundia L

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    Full Text Available Lawrence Mundia, Salwa Mahalle, Rohani Matzin, Gamal Abdul Nasir Zakaria, Nor Zaiham Midawati Abdullah, Siti Norhedayah Abdul Latif Psychological Studies and Human Development Academic Group, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Abstract: The purpose of the study was to identify the sociodemographic variables and social value correlates and predictors of employer–employee relationship problems in a random sample of 860 Brunei public and private sector workers of both genders. A quantitative field survey design was used and data were analyzed by correlation and logistic regression. The rationale and justification for using this approach is explained. The main sociodemographic correlates and predictors of employer–employee relationship problems in this study were educational level and the district in which the employee resided and worked. Other correlates, but not necessarily predictors, of employer–employee relationship problems were seeking help from the Bomo (traditional healer; obtaining help from online social networking; and workers with children in the family. The two best and most significant social value correlates and predictors of employer–employee relationship problems included interpersonal communications; and self-regulation and self-direction. Low scorers on the following variables were also associated with high likelihood for possessing employer–employee relationship problems: satisfaction with work achievements; and peace and security, while low scorers on work stress had lower odds of having employer–employee relationship problems. Other significant social value correlates, but not predictors of employer–employee relationship problems were self-presentation; interpersonal trust; peace and security; and general anxiety. Consistent with findings of relevant previous studies conducted elsewhere, there were the variables that correlated

  9. The English Borrowings and the Indonesian-English Codeswitching in Two Collections of Blog Short-Stories

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    Anna Marietta da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available If one has ever read fiction works by prominent Indonesian authors from 1920‟s Abdul Muis, and Marah Rusli, 1930‟s Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana and Armijn Pane, 1945‟s Chairil Anwar and Achdiat K. Mihardja, 1950-1960‟s Pramoedya Ananta Toer, W. S. Rendra, and N. H. Dini, 1960-1970‟s Taufik Ismail, Goenawan Moehammad, and Sapardi Djoko Darmono, and compared their work with those of the 1990‟s Hilman Sriwijaya and Ayu Utami, and the 2000‟s Hirata, one must have found many differences among the works. More obvious distinction will be discovered if all of the works previously mentioned are contrasted with those of 2000‟s teen writers like Arunita, Mentari, Andries, and recently Dika, especially in terms of style and vocabulary. The most recent teen fictions have employed much colloquial Indonesian or Malay-Betawi dialect (Djenar, 2008, and English lexical items. This study shows that in Dika‟s blog short-stories alone, English borrowings and Indonesian-English code-switching were commonly found. English seems to be the third language after the colloquial and standard Indonesian with which the author thinks

  10. Primary Endometrial Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ; Report of a rare disease

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    Sujata Jetley

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC of the endometrium, whether primary or secondary to cervical cancer, is a rare entity. Primary endometrial squamous cell carcinoma in situ is even more uncommon; it usually occurs in postmenopausal women and has a strong association with pyometra. We report a 60-year-old multiparous postmenopausal woman who presented to the Hakeem Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital, New Delhi, India, in May 2014 with a lower abdominal swelling corresponding in size to a pregnancy of 26 gestational weeks and vaginal discharge of one year’s duration. A total abdominal hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingooophorectomy was performed, which revealed an enlarged uterus with pyometra. Histopathology showed that the entire endometrial lining had been replaced with malignant squamous cells without invasion of the myometrium. Immunohistochemistry revealed that the tumour cells were positive for p63 with a high Ki-67 labelling index. No adjuvant therapy was required and the patient was disease-free at a seven-month follow-up.

  11. A philological and zoological description of the bird names given by Yāqūt al-Ḥamāwī and Zakariyāʾ al-Qazwīnī in their description of the island of Tinnīs – Part 3

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    Provencal, Philippe

    2016-01-01

    This is the following up of my previous articles in Arabic Biology and Medicine: A Philological Description of the Bird Names given by Yaqut Al-Hamwi and Zakaria Al-Qazwini in their description of the Island of Tinnis. This series of articles is treating philologically and biologically the list...... of 134/135 bird names included in the descriptions of the island of Tinnīs in Lake Manzalah in the Delta of the Nile which are given by Yāqūt ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Ḥamāwī (1179-1229) in his Muʿğam al-Buldān and by Zakariāʾ b. Muḥammad b. Maḥmūd al-Qazwīnī (1203-1283) in his Cosmography, Kitāb ʿAğāʾib al...... philological and zoological treating compared with those treated in my two previous articles. As in the previous articles, the treated species will taxonomically be spread out in order to provide a better overview of the knowledge found in the Arabic texts on zoology. As explained in my previous article, some...

  12. انصهار النصوص المختارة في وحدة القانون المدني عند السنهوري

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    قاسم هيّال رسن

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    Full Text Available Professor Abdul Razak Ahmad Al-Sanhouri believes that the legal texts which contained in the draft of the new Egyptian civil law have self-entity, making it independent from it's sources and merged to codify existing self-contained. Therefore, we do not need to return to its foreign sources in case of the application and interpretation of selected texts, Al- Sanhouri talks about two important issues in this subject, the first in the separation of selected texts from their sources and the second, that the results of its fusion.Among the most important results of the research, are the following: - 1\tAl- Sanhouri tried to link the Arab civil laws, with, Western laws. 2\tIt is very difficult to reach to the interpretation and application of the selected legal texts without reference to its original sources. 3\tThe difficulty of achieving cohesion and harmony between the texts of civil law, if it's imported from different sources and different legal schools. 4\tThe result of facilitating the interpretation of the selected texts cannot be achieved in practice.

  13. De-Radicalization of Intepretation the Concept of Nation and Jihad in Tafsir al-Azhar

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available There is no a single definition of state and jihad because there has been no agreement on the terms. Therefore, there is a gap between perceived concept of state and jihad and recent de- velopment of nation-state, plurality, and civility. In additions, the emergence of psychoso- cial factor such as truth claim and the feeling of being marginalized and oppressed results in radicalism under the banner of religion. Based on the aforementioned background, this paper seeks to discuss “Tafsir al-Azhar”, a monumental work of Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah (Hamka, an Indonesian leading figure in tafsir (interpretation study. This is the first tafsir book written in Bahasa Indonesia and becomes one of the main sources in the field. By using documentation and hermeneutics the writer revealed not only the substance and the method of interpreting the concepts of “state” and “jihad”, but also their significance for the attempt of de-radicalization in Indonesia. According to Hamka, the relationship between religion and state was integral and the formation of the state de- pended on social development; whereas the concept of jihad did not merely mean “war”. In a boarder meaning, the concept of jihad included physical and non-physical dimen- sions. Physical jihad (battle was permissible under certain conditions and circumstances.

  14. New and emerging treatments for symptomatic tardive dyskinesia

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abdul Qayyum Rana,1–4 Zishan M Chaudry,5 Pierre J Blanchet6 1Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Scarborough Memory Program, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Journal of Parkinsonism and RLS, Toronto, ON, Canada; 4Bulletin of World Parkinson's Program, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5Saba University School of Medicine, The Bottom, Saba, Dutch Caribbean; 6Department of Stomatology, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada Abstract: The aim of this review is to assess new, emerging, and experimental treatment options for tardive dyskinesia (TD. The methods to obtain relevant studies for review included a MEDLINE search and a review of studies in English, along with checking reference lists of articles. The leading explanatory models of TD development include dopamine receptor supersensitivity, GABA depletion, cholinergic deficiency, neurotoxicity, oxidative stress, changes in synaptic plasticity, and defective neuroadaptive signaling. As such, a wide range of treatment options are available. To provide a complete summary of choices we review atypical antipsychotics along with resveratrol, botulinum toxin, Ginkgo biloba, tetrabenazine, clonazepam, melatonin, essential fatty acids, zonisamide, levetiracetam, branched-chain amino acids, drug combinations, and invasive surgical treatments. There is currently no US Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for TD; however, prudent use of atypical antipsychotics with routine monitoring remain the cornerstone of therapy, with experimental treatment options available for further management. Keywords: tardive dyskinesia, first-generation antipsychotics, motor symptoms, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, atypical antipsychotics

  15. IgA nephropathy: A clinicopathologic study from two centers in Saudi Arabia

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    Khawajah Azhar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A total of 42 patients, who were diagnosed to have primary Immunoglobulin A neph-ropathy (IgAN at the King Abdul Aziz University Hospital and King Faisal Hospital, Jeddah over the last seven years, were studied. The objective was to analyze their clinical and pathological fea-tures and to classify them according to Hass Classification by using light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Majority of the study cases were males in the second, third and fourth decades of life. Hematuria was the most common clinical complaint followed by proteinuria. There were varying degrees of mesangial proliferation. Majority of the cases presented with class-2 followed by class-3. Immunofluorescence demonstrated diffuse granular deposition of IgA in the glomerular mesangium in majority of the cases. Ultrastructural analysis showed electron dense deposits within the matrix of the mesangium and paramesangium in majority of the cases. Sub-endothelial deposits and mesangial interposition were demonstrated in few cases. Extensive effacement with fusion of the visceral epithelial foot processes was detected in only few patients while focal effacement was demonstrated in many cases. Irregularities of the glomerular basement membrane were seen in some cases. We conclude that IgA nephropathy is an immune-complex glomerular disease, which occurs at all ages and with higher frequency in males and presents mostly with hematuria and proteinuria. Public health awareness is seriously needed to perform the investigations at an early stage.

  16. Knowledge of Saudi female university students regarding cervical cancer and acceptance of the human papilloma virus vaccine.

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    Al-Shaikh, Ghadeer K; Almussaed, Eman M; Fayed, Amel A; Khan, Farida H; Syed, Sadiqa B; Al-Tamimi, Tahani N; Elmorshedy, Hala N

    2014-10-01

    To assess the level of knowledge regarding cervical cancer and the acceptance of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine among Saudi female students in health colleges. This cross-sectional study of a convenient sample encompassed 1400 students in Health Colleges at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was conducted between December 2013 and February 2014. A self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to all participants. Data collected included socio-demographic data, knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors and clinical presentation, Pap smear, and HPV vaccine acceptance. The questionnaire reliability as tested by Cronbach's alpha was 0.82. The response rate was 89.9%, and data analysis revealed that 95.7% of students had poor knowledge level. The Pap smear was poorly recognized as a screening tool, with 46.7% of students having heard of the test. Senior and medical students had a significantly higher knowledge score. Father's health profession, high monthly income, and presence of cervical cancer among family members or friends increased the level of knowledge. Vaccine acceptance is influenced by its price, approximately 80% of students thought that an affordable vaccine price should not exceed 300 Saudi Riyals. Perceived barriers to the vaccine were fear of injections and vaccine side effects. There is a lack of knowledge and misinformation regarding cervical cancer, Pap smear, and HPV as a major risk factor for cancer of the cervix. These data can be used as a benchmark to formulate effective awareness programs. 

  17. Poverty's threat.

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    In the debate on the Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, delegates to the UN General Assembly asserted that problems generated by the impact of poverty on the environment could not be solved by restricting aid to developing countries unless those countries promised to cease damaging their environment. Rather, most delegates agreed, aid should include the resources which would enable those countries to achieve "sustainable development," i.e., development that does not destroy the environment and deplete natural resources. The United States countered with the opinion that what is needed is not a UN organized "sustainable development program," but rather a grassroots "sustainable development movement" in all countries. Several delegates pointed out that it was the affluent countries which played a large part in the destruction of the environment. The Present of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, pointed out, for example, that the greenhouse effect, generated by the burning of fossil fuels, would raise the sea level 2 meters, virtually submerging his country. Mrs. Brundtland pointed out that it was not morally acceptable to suggest that the poor remain poor to protect the environment. Governments at all levels, she said, must include environmental concerns in their decision making in all sectors of governmental functioning, e.g., finance, industry, energy, and agriculture.

  18. A.Q. Khan Nuclear Smuggling Network

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    Molly MacCalman

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Abdul Qadeer Khan, widely viewed as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, was arrested on January 31, 2004 for his key role in the black market sale of nuclear technology and equipment to Iran, North Korea, Libya, and possibly others. A.Q. Khan’s nuclear smuggling network prospered throughout the 1980s and 1990s and was linked to middlemen and businesses in over 20 countries. The network offered buyers a menu of both technical expertise and materials with prices ranging from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars. The Khan network was ultimately exposed largely due to years of intelligence gathering by the United States and the United Kingdom. However, very few of the network’s members have been successfully prosecuted and the demand for nuclear material by both state and non-state actors continues. The exposure of Khan’s network confirmed that a non-state actor could procure and sell a turnkey nuclear weapons program to willing buyers.

  19. A new framework for integrated climate finance and inclusive responses to sustainable development in Malaysia

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    Kamarulazizi Ibrahim

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available With Malaysia's commitment to both mitigation and adaptation, the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change in Paris, 2015, will be both an opportunity to showcase best practices and a forum to promote international ownership of climate challenge before it becomes a catastrophe. Our experience with weather extremes is that the best time to intervene is at the risk level via prevention and preparedness, compared to any wait-and-see approach. As the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, elaborated during the recent 11th Malaysia Plan presentation to the parliament, ‘such an approach has to be seen as part of adopting green growth and increasing our commitment to long-term sustainability’. Malaysia is also aware that this requires policy support, technological interventions and financial commitment. It is for this reason the Malaysia's pledge at the Copenhagen COP-15 was to reduce its carbon emission by 40% from 2005 levels by 2020, subject to technology transfer and financial support by developed countries. Having achieved a 33% reduction in the last five years, Malaysia is convinced that it can reach the 40% target following an inclusive partnership framework for action.

  20. India reinforces its cooperation with CERN

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    Left to right: Anil Kakodkar, Robert Aymar, President Kalam and Philippe Lebrun during their vist to SM18. On 25 May, the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, found the time in his busy schedule between two state visits (to Russia and the Swiss Federation) to visit CERN. The President, a physicist himself and a self-confessed supporter of CERN, wanted to see with his own eyes the progress made in the word's largest particle physics laboratory. He was accompanied by the Chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, and a team of journalists. Welcomed by CERN's Director General, Robert Aymar, the President of India visited the LHC tunnel, the ATLAS experimental cavern and the test facility for the LHC magnets. There the President had the chance to meet Indian scientists working at CERN. The visitors then moved to the main building, where a Statement of Intent was signed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar and Dr. Robert Aymar. The purpose of the statement is "to encourage extending the existing sci...

  1. Infected ptosis surgery – a rare complication from a multidrug-resistant organism

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    Jan-Bond C

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Chan Jan-Bond,1,2 Abdul-Rahman Norazah,1 Palani Sree-Kumar,1 Embong Zunaina,2 Qamarruddin Fazilawati1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Selayang, Lebuhraya Selayang-Kepong, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia Abstract: A 7-year-old boy had a case of congenital ptosis of the right eye and has undergone frontalis sling surgery using Gore-tex material. There was no intraoperative or immediate post­operative complication. However, the patient defaulted his follow-up and presented with right eye preseptal abscess secondary to infected surgical wound 1 month after surgery. He was treated with multiple antibiotics and underwent repeated incision and drainage procedures. However, there was still no resolution of the right eye preseptal abscess. The patient’s condition subsequently improved after removal of the Gore-tex material and treatment with an antibiotic combination of ceftazidime and amikacin. Microbiological analysis finally isolated the multidrug resistant Acinetobacter species. At 6 months follow-up, his right upper eyelid was healed with scarring, but without ptosis. Keywords: frontalis sling, infected wound, Gore-tex material, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene

  2. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Binny Thomas,1-3 Mahmoud Mohamed,1,3,4 Moza Al Hail,1-3 Fatma Alzahra Y Awwad,1 Ramy M Wahba,1 Sabir B Hassan,1 Khalid Omar,1 Wessam El Kassem,1 Palivalappila Abdul Rouf1 1Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar; 2Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; 3Qatar University, Doha, 4Weill Cornell Medical College, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar Abstract: We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women’s Hospital – Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening symptoms. Laboratory findings revealed significantly elevated liver enzymes with unknown etiology. Her past medical history showed an admission for nausea and vomiting 3 weeks previously and she was discharged on antiemetics, and esomeprazole for the first time. Due to the predominantly elevated liver enzymes, the clinical pharmacist discussed the possibility of esomeprazole-induced adverse effects and suggested to suspend esomeprazole based on the evidence from literature review. The liver enzymes showed a substantial improvement within days after the discontinuation of the drug; however, a rechallenge was not done since it could have adversely affected the mother or the fetus. Using the Naranjo Adverse Drug Reaction Probability scales, the adverse reaction due to esomeprazole was classified as “probably”. Keywords: hyperemesis, drug-induced liver injury, esomeprazole, adverse drug reaction, ADR, proton pump inhibitor

  3. Melioidosis in acute cholangitis of diabetic patient: a forgotten diagnosis

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Nasir Mohamad,1 Suresh Ponnusamy,2 Sunita Devi,3 Rishya Manikam,4 Ilya Irinaz Idrus,1 Nor Hidayah Abu Bakar51Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Malaysia; 2AIMST University, Bedong, Malaysia; 3Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Malaysia; 4University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 5Department of Pathology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, MalaysiaAbstract: Melioidosis presents with a wide range of clinical presentations, which include severe community-acquired pneumonia, septicemia, central nervous system infection, and less severe soft tissue infection. Hence, its diagnosis depends heavily on the clinical microbiology laboratory for culture. In this case report, we describe an atypical presentation of melioidosis in a 52-year-old man who had fever, right upper-abdominal pain, and jaundice for 15 days. Melioidosis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei was subsequently diagnosed from blood culture. As a primary care physician, high suspicion index is of great importance. High suspicion index of melioidosis in a high-risk group patient, such as the patient with diabetes mellitus and diabetic foot, is crucial in view of atypical presentations of pseudomonas sepsis. A correct combination of antibiotic administration in the early phase of therapy will determine its successful outcome.Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei, atypical, high suspicion, primary care

  4. Ritual Pengikut Tarekat Shâdhilîyah di Tambak Beras, Jombang-Jawa Timur

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    Abdullah Safik

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This article tries to phenomenologically examines the existence of the Shâdhilîyah tarekat supervised by KH. Djamaluddin in Tambak Beras, Jombang. The Shâdhîlîyah tarekat, that had been initiated by Abû Hasan al-Shâdhilî, is an exceptional and consistent in holding and practicing its tawhid principle as well as dhikr rituals. In Indonesia, this tarekat has rapidly evolved. One of its murshid is KH. Abdul Jalil Mustaqim in Tulungagung, the murshid to KH. Djamaluddin. The tarekat has two main doctrines, are: firstly, ‘ubûdîyah realm where its followers are obliged to phisically and mentally obey Allah swt and His messenger, i.e. the prophet Muhammad, in all their sayings and deeds. Secondly, mu‘âmalah aspect where each follower is taught to interact with other people and creatures only for the sake of Allah. It means that the tarekat is a medium of self approaching to Allah. One of special rites (khusûsîyah conducted by this tarekat is an every-Tuesday agenda where dhikr, tawassul, tahlîl, and tahmîd activities are held. Technically, a sâlik when s/he recites dhikr should be followed by breathing in which is concentrated in the navel and going on top through thoracic cavity and coming out through the mouth then retracting it back to tongue.

  5. Report on the bill project related to the struggle against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; Rapport fait au Nom de la Commission de la Defense Nationale et des Forces Armees sur le Projet de Loi (n. 1652) relatif a la lutte contre la proliferation des armes de destruction massive et de leurs vecteurs

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    In a first part presenting the various forms of proliferations, the author first gives a quantitative overview of illegal activities concerning nuclear materials, and then discusses the existence and activities of proliferation networks, explaining how international trade liberalization creates a favourable context for proliferations of any kind, and describing how a typical network is organised. He also discusses the example of Iraq and the case of the network created by the Pakistani scientist Abdul Q. Khan. The risk created by the hypothetical relationship between terrorism and nuclear weapon of mass destruction is also questioned. Then, after having recalled the existing international texts and the present national legislation, the author comments the contribution on the bill project and outlines aspects which are not dealt with by this bill project: radiological devices and cybernetic attacks. Then he reports the comments made by the commission on the bill project articles which define interdictions, sanctions and sentences, or procedures against people or organisations involved in the financing or the use of weapons of mass destruction (biological and chemical). A table gives a comparison between the bill project text and the commission's propositions

  6. Inflammatory bowel disease in the Western Saudi Arabia

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    Khawaja, Azhar Q; Sawan Ali S

    2009-01-01

    To observe the pattern of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) among the people of Western region of Saudi Arabia, and to correlate the findings with published data. This is a retrospective study. All colonic biopsies were reviewed which were received, and processed at the Histopathology Department of King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from January 2002 to July 2007. Ethical approval was obtained from the Bioethical and Research Committee. There were 711 colonic biopsies received during this period. One hundred and twenty-two patients were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC). There were 65 males and 57 females. The age ranged between 4-73 years. Most of the UC patients presented in adolescence, and in the adult age. Crohn's disease (CD) was diagnosed in 15 patients, 7 males and 8 females. The age ranged from 1-40 years. Most of the cases were seen in the adult age group. We conclude that IBD is certainly one of the major serious colonic lesions in our society, which should be thoroughly investigated by the combined efforts of clinicians and pathologists. We also conclude that gastrointestinal tuberculosis and infective colitis should always be investigated before suggesting the specific diagnosis of IBD. We recommend a broad based epidemiological study, simultaneously involving clinicians, and pathologists, to document the characteristics of this disease in our society. (author)

  7. Outcome of pregnancy in patients with inactive systemic lupus erythromatosus and minimal proteinuria

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    Alshohaib Saad

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a multisystem disease. This study was under-taken to assess the outcome of pregnancies in patients with inactive SLE. We prospectively studied 20 female patients with diagnosis of stable class IV Lupus nephritis followed up at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between 1998 and 2008. Before each pregnancy all the patients had their blood pressure, serum creatinine, creatinine clearance, serology for SLE and 24-hour urine protein excretion measured and then repeated at monthly intervals during the pregnancy. Statistical analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Despite having negative antinuclear antibody (ANA significant complications were observed during pregnancy. The daily proteinuria during 34-36 weeks′ gestation was significantly higher (P< 0.05 than during 32 weeks. Two patients had abortions one stillbirth and 2 required termination of the pregnancy; one due to severe hypertension, and other due to renal impairment. One patient developed HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets syndrome. 14 patients had a successful preg-nancy, including 4 requiring a cesarian section. In conclusion, although no clinical evidence of lupus disease activity was demonstrated pre-conception proteinuria significantly increased during pregnancy along with maternal and fetal complications. Pregnant females with diagnosis of SLE need a multidisciplinary care during the pregnancy and post-partum period.

  8. Chromosomal instability detected by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization and its relation to p3 alteration in prostate carcinoma in Saudi patients

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    Al-Maghrabi, Jaudah A.

    2005-01-01

    Chromosomal instability (CIN) is a feature of human neoplasm. The p53 mutation has been shown to be associated with CIN in many human dysplastic and neoplastic lesions. The objective of this study was to examine CIN and p53 mutations in prostate carcinoma (Pca) resected from Saudi patients. Testing of p53 alterations using immunohistochemistry was performed on 28 archived prostatic carcinoma specimens containing Pca foci from Saudi patients seen at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Chrosomal instability was evaluated in the same tissues by interphase in situ hybridization (IFISH) using centromere probes for chromosomes 7 and 8. Immunochemistry and IFISH were performed at Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2001. The p53 immunoreactivity was found in 29% in Pca and 0% in benign epithelium. Interphase in situ hybridization revealed numerical chromosomal alterations in keeping with CIN in 63% of p53 positive and 20% p53 negative Pca. No evidence of CIN was seen in non-neoplastic epithelium. We concluded that CIN as determined by IFISH is present in Pca from Saudi patients similarly to those reported in western countries. The p53 mutation occurs relatively infrequently in Pca and associated with the presence of CIN at least in a subset of Pca. (author)

  9. Sufism Scholars Network in the Middle East, India, and Indonesia

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    Dwi Afrianti

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The history of Islam in Indonesia cannot be separated from the affected of local culture, religion, belief earlier, and culture of the spreader of Islam which are also influenced by religion and beliefs held previously, as well as the entry period into certain areas of different life times, willingness to form the teachings of the scholars/king. All of this shows the complexity of the uniqueness of Islam in Indonesian as the majority religion among diverse religions in Indonesia. Sufism are directly involved in the spread of Islam in Indonesia with a unique teaching that facilitate the engaging of non-Muslim communities into Islam, compromise or blends Islam with religious and beliefs practices rather than local beliefs change from an international network to the local level. The terms and the elements of the pre-Islamic culture are used to explain Islam itself. Islamic history of Sundanese, there is a link in teachings of Wihdat al-Wujud of Ibn al-‘Arabi who Sufism Scholar that connected between the international Islamic networks scholars and Sundanese in Indonesia. It is more popular, especially in the congregation of Thariqat Syattariyah originated from India, and it is widespread in Indonesia such as Aceh, Minangkabau and also Pamijahan-Tasikmalaya that brought by Abdul Muhyi since 17th century ago.

  10. Motion Thamrin: Language Politics and Inlander (Indigenous Appellation for Indonesian People

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    Nazirwan Rohmadi

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    Full Text Available Volksraad is a legislative institution that is formed by Dutch East Indies Government on May 8th, 1918. Volksraad is formed in order to achieve decentralization idea from Dutch government and to develop Dutch East Indies democratic Country. Volksraad member forms politics wings to win the voting in every making decision process. Politic wing that is represented Indonesian Nation is National Fraction. National fraction has found on January 27th, 1930 and led by Mohammad  Husni Thamrin. National fraction has main purpose, that purpose is achieving Indonesian independence through the legitimate way. National fraction has member  such as M. H. Thamrin (Kaum Betawi, Iskandardinata (Pasoendan, Soeroso (PVPN, Koesoemo Oetojo, Dwidjosewojo, Soekardjo Wirjopranoto, Wiwoho Poerbohadidjojo (BO, Mochtar bin Praboe Mangkoe Negara (Sumatera, Abdul Firman Gelar Maharadja Soangkoepon (Batak, and Jahja Datoek Kajo (Sumatera. Thamrin and national fraction often do not agree with Dutch East Indies Government policy that only stand to European. That policy is criticized by Thamrin and national fraction is language political policy in society and inlander (Indigenous appiliation that humiliate Indonesian nation.

  11. International Arab Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine Conference: ASFSFM 2015 Report

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    Abdul Rauf Chadhary

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the main objectives of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS is to enhance peace, security and justice in Arab societies through education, research, and advanced professional training in various disciplines of security and forensic sciences. NAUSS strives to improve the academic and professional skills of forensic scientists and security personnel to combat crime and terrorism by utilizing all the available tools of modern technology. NAUSS also realizes the importance of scientific research in the social, economic, and technological development of a society and is, therefore, committed to encouraging and supporting research at every level. NAUSS has given the fields of forensic sciences and forensic medicine a top priority and the attention they deserve. In pursuit of its objectives, and in cooperation with other Arab member organizations, NAUSS launched the Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM in 2013. The Society had the honour of being officially launched by His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior, Honorary President of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Council of NAUSS. The International Arab Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine Conference 2015 (ASFSFM Conference 2015 was yet another part of the efforts and concern of NAUSS to advance the skills and knowledge of Arab specialists and to facilitate cooperation among forensic scientists and institutions engaged in the practice, education and research of forensic sciences and forensic medicine at various levels.

  12. Report on the bill project related to the struggle against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems

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    2010-01-01

    In a first part presenting the various forms of proliferations, the author first gives a quantitative overview of illegal activities concerning nuclear materials, and then discusses the existence and activities of proliferation networks, explaining how international trade liberalization creates a favourable context for proliferations of any kind, and describing how a typical network is organised. He also discusses the example of Iraq and the case of the network created by the Pakistani scientist Abdul Q. Khan. The risk created by the hypothetical relationship between terrorism and nuclear weapon of mass destruction is also questioned. Then, after having recalled the existing international texts and the present national legislation, the author comments the contribution on the bill project and outlines aspects which are not dealt with by this bill project: radiological devices and cybernetic attacks. Then he reports the comments made by the commission on the bill project articles which define interdictions, sanctions and sentences, or procedures against people or organisations involved in the financing or the use of weapons of mass destruction (biological and chemical). A table gives a comparison between the bill project text and the commission's propositions

  13. Predominant and common cause of urinary tract infection(s) in sukkur city

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    Memon, B.A.

    2007-01-01

    To examine and evaluate the predominant and common etiologic agent(s) of urinary tract infection (UTI) in Sukkur city and to determine their current antibiotic susceptibility/resistance trends. Nine hundred sixty six patients out of 1430 abnormal urine reports (showing significant abnormalities such as protein, pus, red cells) were asked to give second sample. The urine samples were examined by both urine test strip (Combur 10 Test, Roche) and microscopically (wet preparation) followed by culture and sensitivity. The culture sensitivity was done on urine samples of which bacterial numbers were estimated as more than 105CFU. The study was conducted at Safeway Diagnostic and Research Laboratory Sukkur and the Department of Microbiology, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh from March 2001 to March 2003. Eight hundred fifty-two (88.2%) showed Escherichia spp followed by Klebsiella spp (6.9%) and proteus spp (4.9%). These showed 95%, 90%, 90% sensitivity to ofloxacin respectively. Ninety percent isolates of Escherichia spp, Proteus spp and Klebsiella spp were sensitive to ciprofloxacin. Escherichia spp was found to be major uropathogen and ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin were effective antibiotics against these strains isolated from UTI patients of Sukkur city. (author)

  14. Pengaruh Orientalis terhadap Liberalisasi Pemikiran Islam

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    Abbas Mansur Tammam

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    Full Text Available The liberalization of Islamic thought, which is considered and proclaimed as “renewal of Islamic thought,” did not come from the core concepts of Islam, it came from the outside of Islamic concepts (read: Western. Initially, the Western-Christian liberalism is an extension of the sophism, with ever implicated in Greece. Among the important figures is Heraclitus, Democritos and Protagoras. Although they received fierce opposition from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, but liberalism got a new fresh air in the heyday of the Roman. This sophism trend, later gave birth to the relativism of truth, which is also the spirit of liberalism itself. Worse, liberalism was brought to Islam, the emergence of which can be traced to the Arabian Peninsula, Albania, and Syria. While in Egypt, Sultan Abdul Hamid II gave a note that a few Egyptian stunned with Western ideas, taking liberalism as a way of salvation. By using justifications of Qur’anic verses and hadiths, interpreted unilaterally, the liberalist thought was a tajdid to Islamic thought. The spirit (power of liberalism is in the distribution process of using old methods, that is the tradition of orientalism, misionarism, and imperialism. The basis of liberalist support can be traced to some of the states concerned with it, such as the United States, Britain and France. Finally, this simple article will briefly try to uncover how this all happened.

  15. Challenging the standard of care in advanced melanoma: focus on pembrolizumab

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Raghad M Abdul-Karim,1 C Lance Cowey2–4 1Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, 2Melanoma and Genitourinary Oncology Program, Baylor University Medical Center, Sammons Cancer Center Texas Oncology,3Baylor Skin Malignancy Research and Treatment Center, Baylor University Medical Center, 4Developmental Therapeutics Program, US Oncology Research, Dallas, TX, USA Abstract: The last several years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of effective therapies that have been shown to improve survival outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma. Among these treatments are the immune checkpoint inhibitors, a new class of immunotherapy, that have demonstrated the ability to improve both response rates and survival outcomes. Pembrolizumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor that blocks the negative regulatory PD-1 receptor on T-cell lymphocytes, has shown improved efficacy compared to standard therapies with an acceptable tolerability profile. Additionally, this agent is being evaluated in adjuvant and combination trial strategies that have great potential to further advance outcomes. This review focuses on the advances that pembrolizumab has made in melanoma and what studies are upcoming that could change the future of melanoma treatment yet again. Keywords: keytruda, MK-3475, immune checkpoint inhibitor, PD-1 inhibitor, adjuvant therapy, combination therapies, immunotherapy

  16. Muslim Politics in Malaysia and the Democratization Process

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    Lukman Thaib

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    Full Text Available This article will address the Muslim politics in Malaysia in the light of the broader shifts towards democratization and Islamization by focusing on politics among the majority ethnic Malay community, followed an overview of the ideological rivalry between UMNO and PAS, with special reference to the electoral performances of these parties in the past three general elections (November 1999, March 2004 and March 2008 . It then explores the underlying reason for the perceived importance of Islam in understanding the voting trend among the Malay-Muslim electorate which raised the question to what extent was the discourse on Islam instrumental in persuading the Malays to switch their support from PAS to the UMNO during the 2004 elections, and in the process of continued participation as an ‘Islamic Party’ in Malaysian mainstream politics what factors were that encouraged the PAS leaders to compromises and to play by the ‘rule of democracy’. In the concluding part of the article the writer also provide with an overview on reform agenda of Civilizational Islam (Islam Hadhari under premiership of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the current Malaysia’s Transformation Programme (GTP under the leadership of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

  17. A new framework for integrated climate finance and inclusive responses to sustainable development in Malaysia

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    Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi; Shabudin, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad; Chacko Koshy, Kanayathu; Asrar, Ghassem R.

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    With Malaysia's commitment to both mitigation and adaptation, the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change in Paris, 2015, will be both an opportunity to showcase best practices and a forum to promote international ownership of climate challenge before it becomes a catastrophe. Our experience with weather extremes is that the best time to intervene is at the risk level via prevention and preparedness, compared to any wait-and-see approach. As the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, elaborated during the recent 11th Malaysia Plan presentation to the parliament, ‘such an approach has to be seen as part of adopting green growth and increasing our commitment to long-term sustainability’. Malaysia is also aware that this requires policy support, technological interventions and financial commitment. It is for this reason the Malaysia's pledge at the Copenhagen COP-15 was to reduce its carbon emission by 40% from 2005 levels by 2020, subject to technology transfer and financial support by developed countries. Having achieved a 33% reduction in the last five years, Malaysia is convinced that it can reach the 40% target following an inclusive partnership framework for action.

  18. KEMAMPANAN SEKURITI MAKANAN DALAM ERA PERINDUSTRIAN: PENGAJARAN DARIPADA MALAYSIA

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    Zahrul Akmal Damin

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    Full Text Available In Malaysia, the development of agriculture for food security is emphasized to ensure a stable supply in balancing the domestic demand. In order to achieve this goal, the government has emphasized the agricultural development policy despite the challenges of rapid industrial sector. Since 1984, the challenge of agricultural development for food security is critical when Malaysia experienced a phase of active industrial development. Thus in the context of the framework, this study is to see agricultural development efforts being undertaken by government leaders to ensure food security in the industrial era is guaranteed. Based on the five-year development plan of Malaysia, the government's strategies to provide sustainable food production are examined in details. By using the qualitative analysis, this paper analyzes the policies of the government leaders regarding the development of agriculture for food security which includes (i the administration phase of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, (ii the administration phase of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and (iii the administration phase of Dato 'Seri Mohd. Najib Abdul Razak. It is hoped that the findings will help the policymakers in formulating the agricultural development for food security in order to optimize the food production and at the same time can protect the country from threats that could disrupt the stability of the country due to the lack of supply.

  19. Acute post cessation smoking. A strong predictive factor for metabolic syndrome among adult Saudis

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    AlDaghri, Nasser M.

    2009-01-01

    To determine the influence of tobacco exposure in the development of metabolic syndrome (MS) in the adult Saudi population. Six hundred and sixty-four adults (305 males and 359 females) aged 25-70 years were included in this cross-sectional study conducted at the King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, between June 2006 and May 2007. We classified the participants into non-smokers, smokers, and ex-smokers (defined as complete cessation for 1-2 years). All subjects were screened for the presence of MS using the modified American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI), International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO) definitions. Metabolic syndrome was highest among ex-smokers regardless of definition used. Relative risk for ex-smokers (95% CI: 2.23, 1.06-4.73) was more than twice in harboring MS as compared to non-smokers (95% CI: 2.78, 1.57-4.92) (p=0.009). Acute post-cessation smoking is a strong predictor for MS among male and female Arabs. Smoking cessation programs should include a disciplined lifestyle and dietary intervention to counteract the MS-augmenting side-effect of smoking cessation. (author)

  20. Barriers in accessing care services for physically disabled in a hospital setting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, cross-sectional study.

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    Alkawai, Fatimah MohammedAli; Alowayyed, Abdullah Saad

    2017-03-01

    Objective : The aim of this study was to identify the significant difficulties in access to health care services experienced by patients with physical disabilities. Method : A cross-sectional study at King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 235 persons with physical disability, from 1 January to 30 June 2014. Results : A total of 88% of the people with disability reported having the need for someone to accompany them. Over 52% were unsatisfied with parking, 49.8% with the waiting area, 51.3% with wheel-chair services, and nearly 45% were unsatisfied with toilet facilities for the physically disabled. Those who were wheel-chair bound had statistically significant lower mean score for satisfaction with services and facilities related to parking area, reception, and appointment, elevator, and physiotherapy.The majority were satisfied with the attitude of the clinical staff. Conclusion : The majority of patients with physical disability require assistance and cannot move around independently in the healthcare facilities. Nearly half of these patients face several challenges in accessing health care services and are unsatisfied with the services received. Patients with physical disability who are wheel-chair bound have a lesser degree of satisfaction than those who are not wheel-chair bound.

  1. Electron microscopic study of the myelinated nerve fibres and the perineurial cell basement membrane in the diabetic human peripheral nerves

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    ElBarrany, Wagih G.; Hamdy, Raid M.; AlHayani, Abdulmonem A.; Jalalah, Sawsan M.

    2009-01-01

    To study the quantitative and ultrastructural changes in myelinated nerve fibers and the basement membranes of the perineurial cells in diabetic nerves. The study was performed at the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2005. Human sural nerves were obtained from 15 lower limbs and 5 diabetic nerve biopsies. The total mean and density of myelinated nerve fibers per fascicle were calculated, with density of microtubules and mitochondria in the axoplasm. The number of the perineurial cell basement membrane layers was counted, and thickness of the basement membrane was measured. Among the 15 diabetic and 5 normal human sural nerves, the average diameters, number and surface area of myelinated nerve fibers and axonal microtubules density were found to be less in diabetic nerves. Mitochondrial density was higher in diabetic axons. Thickness of the perineurial cell basement membrane had a greater mean, but the number of perineurial cell layers was less than that of the diabetic group. The inner cellular layer of the perineurium of the diabetic nerves contained large vacuoles containing electron-dense degenerated myelin. A few specimens showed degenerated myelinated nerve fibers, while others showed recovering ones. Retracted axoplasms were encountered with albumin extravasation. Diabetes caused an increase in perineurial permeability. The diabetic sural nerve showed marked decrease in the myelinated nerve fibres, increase degenerated mitochondria, and decreased microtubules. (author)

  2. Malaysia collaborates with the new york academy of sciences to develop an innovation-based economy.

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    Wahome, Michel; Rubinstein, Ellis

    2011-07-01

    If Malaysia is to become a high-income country by 2020, it will have to transform into a knowledge-based, innovation economy. This goal will be achieved by developing an atmosphere conducive to experimentation and entrepreneurship at home; while reaching out to partners across the globe. One of Malaysia's newest partnerships is with the New York Academy of Sciences. The Academy has expertise in innovation and higher education and a long history of promoting science, education, and science-based solutions through a global network of scientists, industry-leaders, and policy-makers. Malaysia's Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, leveraged the Academy's network to convene a science, technology, and innovation advisory council. This council would provide practical guidance to establish Malaysia as an innovation-based economy. Three initial focus areas, namely palm-oil biomass utilisation, establishment of smart communities, and capacity building in science and engineering, were established to meet short-term and long-term targets.

  3. Review of Green Arabia: Human Prehistory at the Crossroads of Continents

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    Joe Roe

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available ‘Green Arabia’ was a lively and smoothly run conference held at St John’s College, University of Oxford between the 2nd and 4th of April 2014. The facilities and organisation were excellent, and an opening address from HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul-aziz Al-Saud set the stage for a densely packed programme of world class research in Arabian archaeology. Papers arising from the organisers’ ongoing ERC-funded Palaeodeserts Project formed the backbone of four sessions on the environment and human landscape of early prehistoric Arabia. Michael Petraglia introduced this project in his keynote. The project targets an area largely neglected since systematic archaeological research began in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s, but which, as highlighted by Abdullah Alsharekh and Ali bin Ibrahim Al Ghabban, has recently been thrust onto the international research agenda. The central message that emerged over the two days was neatly summed up by Huw Groucutt: we can no longer ‘draw lines through Arabia’ when considering the dispersal of modern humans. The peninsula, linking Africa to Europe and Asia, was a critical nexus in early prehistory and demands the close attention of archaeologists in years to come.

  4. Similar Hamiltonian Between Avalanche-effect & Sociophysics

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    Of similar Hamiltonian concerned in ``sociophysics'', there were RandomFieldIsingModel/RFIM in external field retrieved in S. Sabhapandit:``Hysteresis & Avalanche in RandomFieldIsingModel'',2002:'' ..in earthquake, it is an energy release and in case of ferromagnet, it is the size of the domain flips''. Following the extremes & compromises curve in Serge Galam: ``Sociophysics: a Review of Galam Model'', 2008 fig. 12, h 9 whereas it seems similar with ``heating curve''-Prof. Ir. Abdul Kadir: ``Mesin Arus Searah'', h 192 when the heat sources are continuous denote continuous opinion dynamics. Further, hysteresis as duties in ``Kajian Analisis Model Mikromagnetik dari Struktur Magnet Nanokomposit'', 2007 [ UI file no. S29286 ] also sought:'' calculate the probability that `one more site became unstable' causes an avalanche of the spin flips...'' usually found in Per Bak sand-pile fractal characters experiment exhibits. Great acknowledgment to HE. Mr. LieutGen-TNI[rtd]. H. TUK SETYOHADI, +62-21-7220385, Jl. Sriwijaya Raya 3, Kebayoran Baru, South-Jakarta.

  5. Genealogi Kajian Hadis Ulama al-Banjari

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    Hanafi Hanafi

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the 16th century, Middle East became a scientific destination for the scholars of Nusantara. The network of Middle Eastern scholars has contributed greatly to the development of various Islamic intellectual traditions in the archipelago, even the case happened in Banjar society. In the process of transmitting scholars, the scholars of al-Banjari (scholars from Banjar, South Kalimantan are heavily influenced by Islamic ideas derived therein, including kalam, jurisprudence, tasawwuf, and hadith studies. This article will prove to what extend the influence of Middle Eastern scholars on the development of intellectual traditions of al-Banjari scholars in the study of hadith is. The research method in this paper is by reading the primary sources, in the form of Hadith texts by al-Banjari scholars, and then the genealogy of the sanad and their Hadith diplomas connected with the scholars of hadith study in the Middle East. The reading of the sanad and the certificate will prove that their scholarship is connected to authoritative scholars of hadith. Al-Banjari scholars who became the research object is a scholar from the tribe of Banjar which has a script in the field of hadith or hadith study using Arabic or Malay Arabic. From the standardization used, seven scholars became the object of the research, namely Muhammad Arsyad al-Banjari, Muhammad Kasyful Anwar, Muhammad Anang Sya’rani Arif, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Syukeri Unus, Fahmi Zamzam, and Muhammad Nurdin Marbu.

  6. Green synthesis and characterization of gelatin-based and sugar-reduced silver nanoparticles

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    Majid Darroudi

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Majid Darroudi1,2, Mansor Bin Ahmad3, Abdul Halim Abdullah1,3, Nor Azowa Ibrahim31Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; 3Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, MalaysiaAbstract: Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs have been successfully prepared with simple and “green” synthesis method by reducing Ag+ ions in aqueous gelatin media with and in the absence of glucose as a reducing agent. In this study, gelatin was used for the first time as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The effect of temperature on particle size of Ag-NPs was also studied. It was found that with increasing temperature the size of nanoparticles is decreased. It was found that the particle size of Ag-NPs obtained in gelatin solutions is smaller than in gelatin–glucose solutions, which can be related to the rate of reduction reaction. X-ray diffraction, ultraviolet-visible spectra, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy revealed the formation of monodispersed Ag-NPs with a narrow particle size distribution.Keywords: silver nanoparticles, green method, gelatin, glucose, UV-vis spectra

  7. Time-dependent effect in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Majid Darroudi1,2, Mansor Bin Ahmad3, Reza Zamiri4, AK Zak5, Abdul Halim Abdullah1,3, Nor Azowa Ibrahim31Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; 3Department of Chemistry, 4Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 5Low Dimensional Materials Research Center, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAbstract: The application of “green” chemistry rules to nanoscience and nanotechnology is very important in the preparation of various nanomaterials. In this work, we successfully developed an eco-friendly chemistry method for preparing silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs in natural polymeric media. The colloidal Ag-NPs were synthesized in an aqueous solution using silver nitrate, gelatin, and glucose as a silver precursor, stabilizer, and reducing agent, respectively. The properties of synthesized colloidal Ag-NPs were studied at different reaction times. The ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis spectra were in excellent agreement with the obtained nanostructure studies performed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM and their size distributions. The prepared samples were also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD and atomic force microscopy (AFM. The use of eco-friendly reagents, such as gelatin and glucose, provides green and economic attributes to this work.Keywords: silver nanoparticles, gelatin, green chemistry, time-dependent effect, ultraviolet-visible spectra

  8. Preparation of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles coated with gallic acid for drug delivery

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Dena Dorniani,1 Mohd Zobir Bin Hussein,1,2 Aminu Umar Kura,3 Sharida Fakurazi,3 Abdul Halim Shaari,4 Zalinah Ahmad51Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, 2Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, 3Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Laboratory, 4Physics Department, Faculty of Science, 5Chemical Pathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, MalaysiaBackground and methods: Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were prepared using a sonochemical method under atmospheric conditions at a Fe2+ to Fe3+ molar ratio of 1:2. The iron oxide nanoparticles were subsequently coated with chitosan and gallic acid to produce a core-shell structure.Results: X-ray diffraction demonstrated that the magnetic nanoparticles were pure Fe3O4 with a cubic inverse spinel structure. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the Fe3O4 nanoparticles were of spherical shape with a mean diameter of 11 nm, compared with 13 nm for the iron oxide-chitosan-gallic acid (FCG nanocarriers.Conclusion: The magnetic nanocarrier enhanced the thermal stability of the drug, gallic acid. Release of the active drug from the FCG nanocarrier was found to occur in a controlled manner. The gallic acid and FCG nanoparticles were not toxic in a normal human fibroblast (3T3 line, and anticancer activity was higher in HT29 than MCF7 cell lines.Keywords: magnetic nanoparticles, chitosan, superparamagnetic, controlled-release, gallic acid, drug delivery

  9. Entretien avec Ali Ben Makhlouf

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    Full Text Available Ali Benmakhlouf est actuellement maître de conférences à l’Université de Paris-X Nanterre. Spécialiste de logique et des œuvres de Frege, Russel et Whitehead, il est par ailleurs depuis dix ans la cheville ouvrière de la convention passée entre la Fondation du Roi Abdul Aziz pour les études islamiques et les sciences humaines (Casablanca et le Collège international de Philosophie (Paris. Cinq volumes, publiés par les éditions Le Fennec en français et en arabe, témoignent de cet échange : La Raison et la question des limites (1997, Routes et déroutes de l’universel (1998, Le voyage des théories (2000, Tout est-il relatif ? (2001 et Droit et participation politique (20021. L’entretien qu’il a accordé à Asterion met en évidence les enjeux d’un tel travail commun pour la philosophie et sa pratique.

  10. Graduate-entry medical students' self-directed learning capabilities in a problem-based curriculum.

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    Elzubeir, Margaret A

    2009-09-01

    To explore junior and senior students' perceptions of their self-directed learning (SDL) capabilities in an innovative graduate-entry medical program and to determine the construct reliability of the survey instrument utilized. A cross-sectional survey design in which a self-report questionnaire was administered to undergraduate medical students (n=43) of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh in October 2008 and March 2009; soon after entry and in their year 3 of an integrated problem-based learning (PBL) program. The questionnaire sought self-assessment on 14 SDL capabilities. Questionnaire construct reliability was high (Cronbach's alpha=0.945). Respondents had medium to high perceptions of their self-directed learning capabilities in areas that are among the main building-blocks of self-directed learning. In comparison to junior students, senior students had statistically significantly higher mean scores on 11 of 14 self-assessed SDL competencies (pcapabilities. Knowledge of learners' perceived levels of self-directedness is helpful for both students and medical educators. By understanding learners' conceptions of their self-directed learning capabilities we can design evidence-based program modifications that are likely to promote intended curriculum objectives. Longitudinal studies are needed observing the application and stability of perceived capabilities.

  11. The impact of the multilateral approach to the nuclear fuel cycle in Malaysia's nuclear fuel cycle policy

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    Baharuddin, B.; Ferdinand, P.

    2014-01-01

    Since the Pakistan-India nuclear weapon race, the North Korean nuclear test and the September 11 attack revealed Abdul Qadeer Khan's clandestine nuclear black market and the fear that Iran's nuclear program may be used for nuclear weapon development, scrutiny of activities related to nuclear technologies, especially technology transfer has become more stringent. The nuclear supplier group has initiated a multilateral nuclear fuel cycle regime with the purpose of guaranteeing nuclear fuel supply and at the same time preventing the spread of nuclear proliferation. Malaysia wants to develop a programme for the peaceful use of nuclear energy and it needs to accommodate itself to this policy. When considering developing a nuclear fuel cycle policy, the key elements that Malaysia needs to consider are the extent of the fuel cycle technologies that it intends to acquire and the costs (financial and political) of acquiring them. Therefore, this paper will examine how the multilateral approach to the nuclear fuel cycle may influence Malaysia's nuclear fuel cycle policy, without jeopardising the country's rights and sovereignty as stipulated under the NPT. (authors)

  12. Synthesis, characterization, applications, and challenges of iron oxide nanoparticles

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    Full Text Available Attarad Ali,1 Hira Zafar,1 Muhammad Zia,1 Ihsan ul Haq,2 Abdul Rehman Phull,3 Joham Sarfraz Ali,1 Altaf Hussain4 1Department of Biotechnology, 2Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Department of Biology, Kongju National University, Kongju, South Korea; 4Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan Abstract: Recently, iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs have attracted much consideration due to their unique properties, such as superparamagnetism, surface-to-volume ratio, greater surface area, and easy separation methodology. Various physical, chemical, and biological methods have been adopted to synthesize magnetic NPs with suitable surface chemistry. This review summarizes the methods for the preparation of iron oxide NPs, size and morphology control, and magnetic properties with recent bioengineering, commercial, and industrial applications. Iron oxides exhibit great potential in the fields of life sciences such as biomedicine, agriculture, and environment. Nontoxic conduct and biocompatible applications of magnetic NPs can be enriched further by special surface coating with organic or inorganic molecules, including surfactants, drugs, proteins, starches, enzymes, antibodies, nucleotides, nonionic detergents, and polyelectrolytes. Magnetic NPs can also be directed to an organ, tissue, or tumor using an external magnetic field for hyperthermic treatment of patients. Keeping in mind the current interest in iron NPs, this review is designed to report recent information from synthesis to characterization, and applications of iron NPs. Keywords: superparamagnetism, iron oxide nanoparticles, surfactants, hyperthermia, biodistribution, bioelimination

  13. ALIRAN BASRAH; SEJARAH LAHIR, TOKOH DAN KARAKTERISTIKNYA

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    Rahmap Rahmap

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    Full Text Available Since Basra was a trading port for Iraq in the Arab Gulf, foreign influences that affected the progress in the field of trade and investment. Here in this port, encounters occurred between Arabs, Persians and Indians as well as between the religions of Christianity, Judaism, Majus and Islam. The closeness between Basra and the Gandisabur school in Persia that studied the Persian, Greek, and Indian culture has generated a mix of culture as a whole. During the period of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, translation works on medical books were carried out by Masir Haubah. The same thing was also undertaken by Abdullah al-Muqaffa’ who was fluent in Arabic and Persian. He translated books on the Persian literature and history into Arabic. From the son of Abdullah al-Muqaffa, Muhammad, the Arabic translation of Aristotle’s science of logic Kalilah wa Dimnah was produced. There was also a Jewish translator named Hunain Ibn Ishaq, who translated books and got rewards in the form of gold for each weight of books he translated. In Basra, there was a school of Mu'tazilah that learnt the Greek sciences. This strongly affected the school of sciences he learnt such as the science of kalam and nahwu in terms of taqsim, ta’lil, ta’wil dan qiyas.

  14. Muhammad Rif`at dan Turath Bacaannya

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    WAN HILMI WAN ABDULLAH

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    Full Text Available Shaykh Muhammad Rif`at is one of the famous reciters in Egypt in the era of the 90's. His stature continues evident after officially been invited as a qari to the opening ceremony of Qari al-Misriyyah Idha`at in 1934. During his involvement in the world of Quranic recitation, Shaykh Muhammad Rif`at had recited the Quran in the mosque of Fadil Basha for 25 years. His determinations to deliver and spread Holy Quran with an intermediate reading in mosques, haflah-haflah and ma’tam also have strongly influenced the next generations of qurra’. Many of the reciters like Shaykh Mustafa Isma`il, Shaykh Abu al-`Aynin Sha`isha', Shaykh `Abdul Fattah and others recognize that he has the greatness and uniqueness of its own in the art of reading the Quran. This is evidenced by some of the titles given to him as Amir al-Qurra’, Qitharah al-Sama’ and Sawt al-Malaikah by his contemporary reciters. After Shaykh Muhammad Rif`at died in 1950, then relics of his recited turath were uncovered which compiled by his friend, Zakaria Basha and compatriot Muhammad Khamis, as they managed to gather a total of 278 cds contains 19 chapters with the duration of 21 hours.

  15. Open Praxis, volumen 0 issue 1

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    Full Text Available Table of Contents - Providing Effective Feedback Online Zane Berge & Mauri Collins (1-10 - Mobile Technologies and the Future of Global Education Rory McGreal (11-16 - Cross-Border Higher Education through E-Learning: Issues and Opportunities Kumiko Aoki (17-25 - Open and Distance Education in the Global Environment: Opportunities for Collaboration Ellie Chambers (26-33 - Global Trade in Educational Services: Implications for Open and Distance Learning (ODL S. Savithri & K. Murugan (34-44 - Interactive Computer Simulation to Support Teaching of Biology in Distance Learning Basuki Hardjojo, Diki, S. Nurmawati & Susi Sulistiana (45-54 - An Analysis of Learning Styles of Distance Learners at the Institute of Education Development, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia Syed Jamal Abdul Nasir bin Syed Mohamad, & Ahmad Saat Daud Mohamad (55-61 - Application of Cognitive Dissonance Theory to Reduce Dropouts in Distance Education System G. Radhakrishna & Anurag Saxena (62-66 - Effects of Globalisation on Education and Culture S. Chinnammai (67-72 - Learning Beyond Boundary: The Quest Of a Global Researcher Gomata Varanasi (73-78 - Computer Technology for Literacy and Empowerment of Masses in Developing Countries Piyush Swami & Sasi Benzigar (79-84

  16. Poética de una infancia: Juego, nostalgia y soledad habitada en “Jamil” de Álvaro Mutis

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    Carlos Julio Ayram Chede

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se hace un seguimiento a la novela “Jamil” que aparece en Tríptico de mar y tierra (1993 y a la vida empantanada por la errancia, la pérdida y el fracaso de Maqroll el Gaviero, personaje memorable de la poética mutisiana, en una de sus últimas aventuras como marinero en tierra firme. Las empresas que asume Maqroll son parte de su vida, de su presente en la tierra firme que ha adoptado como hogar y han dejado una huella indeleble en lo más profundo de su existencia. Pero, ¿qué sucede cuando los senderos del infortunio se ven atenazados por la renuncia a esa vida vagabunda llena de secretos dolores que se comunican solamente a la soledad? Las empresas y tribulaciones del Gaviero se interrumpen con la llegada de un personaje que hace posible que se piense que todo lo vivido no fue solamente un trabajo perdido. Estamos hablando, pues, de Jamil el hijo de Abdul Bashur.

  17. Prevalence of hyperinsulinism, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome among Saudi overweight and obese pediatric patients.

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    Al-Agha, A; Ocheltree, A; Shata, N

    2012-12-01

    Obesity and overweight among children and adolescents is increasing at an alarming rate, which lead to the increase in the incidence of their related co-morbidities. Our objectives are to establish the following: 1) the prevalence of hyperinsulinism among overweight and obese pediatric patients. 2) The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among those with hyperinsulinism. 3) The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components among T2DM pediatric patients. A retrospective cross-sectional study conducted on overweight and obese pediatric patients attending the pediatrics diabetes clinic at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 2006 to 2010. Serum insulin level was measured for 387 patients (ages from 2 to 18 years). Those with hyperinsulinism underwent further investigations to assess the prevalence of T2DM and the prevalence of MS among T2DM patients. The overall prevalence of hyperinsulinism and T2DM were 44.7%, and 9.04%, respectively. Among children and adolescents with T2DM, 62.86% had a body mass index BMI≥85th percentile, 37.14% had a BMI ≥ 95th percentile, 14.29% had MS, 34.29% were hypertensive and 28.57% had dyslipidemia. Obesity and its co-morbidities were prevalent among Saudi pediatric patients. We recommend preventing excessive weight gain through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, family educational seminars and the reinforcement of indoor exercises.

  18. Nuclear quantum effects in water

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    Morrone, Joseph; Car, Roberto

    2008-03-01

    In this work, a path integral Car-Parrinello molecular dynamicsootnotetextCPMD V3.11 Copyright IBM Corp 1990-2006, Copyright MPI fuer Festkoerperforschung Stuttgart 1997-2001. simulation of liquid water is performed. It is found that the inclusion of nuclear quantum effects systematically improves the agreement of first-principles simulations of liquid water with experiment. In addition, the proton momentum distribution is computed utilizing a recently developed ``open'' path integral molecular dynamics methodologyootnotetextJ.A. Morrone, V. Srinivasan, D. Sebastiani, R. Car J. Chem. Phys. 126 234504 (2007).. It is shown that these results, which are consistent with our computations of the liquid structure, are in good agreement with neutron Compton scattering dataootnotetextG.F. Reiter, J.C. Li, J. Mayers, T. Abdul-Redah, P. Platzman Braz. J. Phys. 34 142 (2004).. The remaining discrepancies between experiment and the present results are indicative of some degree of over-binding in the hydrogen bond network, likely engendered by the use of semi-local approximations to density functional theory in order to describe the electronic structure.

  19. Clinical presentation of adult celiac disease in Western Saudi Arabia.

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    Qari, Faiza A

    2002-12-01

    To study the clinical presentation of adult celiac disease. A retrospective study of adult patients who were diagnosed with celiac disease based on findings of small intestinal biopsy, response to gluten free diet and exclusion of other causes of malabsorption or vitamin deficiency over a period of 5 years from 1998-2002. The study was carried out at the King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sixteen patients were diagnosed with celiac disease. Osteomalacia and iron deficiency anemia were common clinical presentations. Diarrhea, malabsorption associated with growth failure was observed in 3 patients with a mean age of 14.5 years. Celiac disease associated with other autoimmune diseases was reported in 6 patients. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in 3 patients, Hashimoto's hypothyroidism in 2 patients and dermatitis herpetiformis in one patient. No malignancy was observed during the follow-up of our patients. There was a good clinical and biochemical response to gluten free diet in 12 cases. Osteomalacia and iron deficiency anemia were common clinical presentations of celiac disease. Hence, the presence of either one of them in a female patient should raise the possibility of celiac disease.

  20. PENERAPAN METODE ANP (ANALYTIC NETWORK PROCESS DALAM RANGKA SELEKSI PEMASOK DAUN TEMBAKAU NA – OOGST DI KOPERASI AGROBISNIS TARUTAMA NUSANTARA – JEMBER

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    Fatimatuz Zahra

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    Full Text Available Supplier is one the most important and inflluence thing in suplly chain of a companyexistency. Supplier selection has a big role in decision making for getting supplier inimprovement of company’s competitive. Tarutama Nusantara Agrobusiness Cooperative (KopaTTN is one of the Indonesian company exporting tobacco leaves of Na-Oogst Besuki toEuropean countries. Kopa TTN has Madani Agro Sejahtera (MAS as a branch company thatfocuse on tobacco Na-Oogst trading. For this reason, MAS should be always increasing itscompetitive by supplier selection. The aim of this research were to get criteria and sub-criteriathat mostly concerned in supplier selection of tobacco leaves and also to get the prior oftobacco leaves supplier by using Analytic Network Process (ANP methode.. Result showed thatthe prior sub-criteria was physical appearance of material quality criteria.Abdul Wahabmemiliki prioritas tertinggi di antara pemasok lainnya dengan nilai 0,059782; kemudianberturut-turut prioritas tertinggi hingga terendah adalah H. Busyono dengan nilai 0,045026,Henu dengan nilai 0,044384, Miseri dengan nilai 0,034880, Topik dengan nilai 0,010456 danterakhir adalah H. Aminullah dengan nilai 0,003231.

  1. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and cognitive function: are smaller dosages more beneficial?

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    Full Text Available Abdul-Razak Abubakari,1 Mohammad-Mahdi Naderali,2 Ebrahim K Naderali3 1School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, London, UK; 2Blue Coat School, Liverpool, UK; 3School of Health Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus, Liverpool, UK Abstract: As longevity increases, so does the global prevalence of cognitive dysfunction. Numerous lifestyle and/or dietary interventions such as omega-3 fatty acids have been suggested to improve memory. Therefore, this study examined the consistency and strength of the impact of supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids on overall cognitive function using systematic reviews and meta-analytic methods. Of 905 studies retrieved from all searches, 12 randomized controlled trials were included in the meta-analysis. There were differences between studies reporting outcomes for single memory function parameters. Subgroup analysis of doses used (low versus high indicated that subjects receiving low (<1.73 g/day doses of omega-3 fatty acids had a significant reduction in cognitive decline rate (-0.07, 95% confidence interval -0.01, -0.02 but there was no evidence for beneficial effects at higher doses (+0.04, 95% confidence interval -0.06, +0.14 compared with the placebo group. This study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial in preventing memory decline at lower doses. Keywords: cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, dietary fatty acids, omega-3, docosahexaenoic acid

  2. The bomb black market - Inquiry about nuclear proliferation; Le marche noir de la bombe - Enquete sur la proliferation nucleaire

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    Tertrais, B

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    Nuclear weapons remain for a long time in the hands of the five big powers: USA, Soviet Union, Great Britain, France and China. Things started to change when Israel, and then India acquired the atomic bomb as well. Pakistan took up the race too but Abdul Qadeer Khan, one of the nuclear program maker of the country, took profit of the situation to set up a huge international proliferation network for the spreading of the technologies, tools and materials necessary for weapons fabrication. He offered his services not only to Iran and North Korea, but to Iraq and Libya as well and probably to some other countries. Today, the Iranian nuclear program generates both envy and fear in the Middle East. Who is going to be the next domino of the nuclear game? Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Turkey are potential candidates. But while Pakistan sinks into crisis, the terrorists are taking interest in nukes. The author of this book has worked for more than 10 years on this dossier. He has had access to the most sensible documents and to essential testimonies. He now lifts the curtain on the secrets of nuclear proliferation. In this book, where reality sometimes surpasses fiction, he explains how the CIA finally succeeded in infiltrating the 'Khan ring' after having closed its eyes on his deals for a long time. He describes the branches of the Pakistani atomic complex and analyses with lucidity the nuclear terrorism risk.

  3. e effect of nurse-patient language barrier on patients' satisfaction

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    Ali M. Al-Khathami; Sulieman W. Kojan; Mohammed A. Aljumah; Hussein Alqahtani; Hind Alrwaili

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    To study Saudi patients' perception of nursing care delivered by non-Arabic speaking nurses (NASNs). A cross-sectional survey of randomly selected patients admitted to King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the summer of 2009. We conducted structured face-to-face interviews, and the Institutional Review Board approved the study. 47% were men. Half was illiterate or had a low level of education. Eighty percent was served by NASNs. Most believed that the Arabic language is important to provide high quality of care. Two thirds reported difficulties in understanding nursing instructions, and felt that NASNs could not understand their concerns on many occasions. Half believed that NASNs are more susceptible to error. Seventy percent felt uncomfortable dealing with a nurse who cannot communicate in the same language, and 30% question the reliability of information delivered by NASNs. Patients noticed that NASN avoid (50%) or end conversation (70%) due to language barriers. Sixty-one percent reported that NASNs never or rarely called the interpreter. Overall satisfaction of nursing care was high (90%), with no significant difference between patients who were served by Arabic versus NASNs. Our patients were concerned about the language barrier during nursing care delivery. It may lead to miscommunication and compromise the patient-nurse relationship. Further exploration of this issue (Author).

  4. 2nd Arab Forensic Science & Forensic Medicine Meeting, ASFSFM 2016: Meeting Report

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    Abdulsallam Bakdash

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    Full Text Available One of the main objectives of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS is to enhance peace, security, and justice in Arab societies through education, research, and advanced professional training in various disciplines of security and forensic sciences. NAUSS strives to improve the academic and professional skills of forensic scientists and security personnel to combat crime and terrorism by utilizing all the available tools of modern technology. NAUSS also realizes the importance of scientific research in the social, economic, and technological development of a society and is, therefore, committed to encouraging and supporting research at every level. NAUSS has given the fields of forensic sciences and forensic medicine a top priority and the attention they deserve. In pursuit of its objectives, and in cooperation with other Arab member organizations, NAUSS launched the Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM in 2013. The Society had the honour of being officially launched by His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior, Honorary President of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Council of NAUSS. The 2nd Arab Forensic Science & Forensic Medicine Meeting (ASFSFM Meeting 2016 was yet another part of the efforts and concern of NAUSS to advance the skills and knowledge of Arab specialists and to facilitate cooperation among forensic scientists and institutions engaged in the practice, education and research of forensic sciences and forensic medicine at various levels.

  5. Utilization of the Emergency Department and Predicting Factors Associated With Its Use at the Saudi Ministry of Health General Hospitals.

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    Dawoud, Sundus O; Ahmad, Alaeddin Mohammad K; Alsharqi, Omar Z; Al-Raddadi, Rajaa M

    2015-05-17

    Overuse of emergency rooms (ER) is a public health problem. To investigate this issue, a cross-sectional survey was conducted at the ERs of King Abdul-Aziz Hospital, King Fahd Hospital, and Al-Thaghor Hospital in November 2013 with the aims of estimating emergency service utilization for non-urgent cases, identifying the predictors of ER utilization for non-urgent cases, and measuring patients' knowledge of primary healthcare centers (PHCCs). Patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire and the data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. We recruited 300 patients; males comprised 50.7% of the sample. A higher proportion of patients with non-urgent cases visited the ER three to four times a year (P=0.001). A higher proportion of patients without emergencies had not attempted to visit an outpatient clinic before the ER (P=0.003). Most patients without emergencies thought the ER was the first place to consult in case of illness. Most patients who visited the ER were single, singlehood, and low incomes. Policy makers and health providers have a challenging task to control ER overuse. We recommend developing strategies to implement policies aimed at reducing non-urgent ER use as well as making healthcare services more available to the population.

  6. A study of bacterial isolates from corneal specimens and their antibiotic resistance profile

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    Begum, N. N.; Al-Khattaf, Abdulaziz S.; Yeboah, E. A.; Kambal, Abdel-Majed M.; Al-Mansouri, Samir M.

    2006-01-01

    We aim to examine the spectrum of bacteria causing corneal infections and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns. This will serve as a guideline for empiric therapy of corneal infections. We conducted the study over a period of 18 months from March 2001 through December 2002 in King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Corneal specimens taken from 200 patients were inoculated directly onto different types of media. The isolates were identified and then tested against the appropriate topical or systemic antibiotics. Sixty-seven (33.5%) of the total specimens were culture positive and 133 (66.5%) were culture negative. Fourteen (7%) of these showed organisms in the Gram stained smears and correlated well with the culture reports. Of the 67 positive cultures, 53 (79.1%) were Gram-positive bacteria mostly coagulase-negative Staphylococci 29 (43.3%) followed by Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) 13 (19.4%). Among Gram-negative bacteria 14 (20.9%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) 10 (14.9%) was the predominant isolate. All the isolates were sensitive to ofloxacin and the commonly used ocular antibiotics. All the isolated bacteria were sensitive to ofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone. Having marked potency for broad-spectrum activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, make the fluoroquinolones especially the newer generations, a potential single drug therapy for corneal infections. (author)

  7. Immunohistochemical and morphometric study of the development of fetal and newborn rat pancreatic islets

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    Badawoud, Mohammed H.

    2003-01-01

    Aim of this study is to perform a detailed morphometric immunohistochemichal study of develpment of fetal and newborn rat pancreatic islets. 24 pancreas were obtained from 19 and 21-day-old fetal rats,1 and 4-day-old newborn rats. They were fixed in a buffered neutral formalin ,dehydrated and embedded in paraplast. Sections were stained with anti-insulin antibodies. Study was performed at Department of Anatomy, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between 2001 and 2002. The volume density of B cells showed a grdual increase during the last days of gestation and a slight increase during the first 4 days after birth. All the other morphometric parameters showed a gradual increase during the last days of gestation and during the first days after birth.The B cell nuclear diameter and volume showed a slight increase after birth. B cells were stained and present in the central part of of fetal and new born islets,while the other islet cells were present in the periphery of the islets. The size of endocrine tissue, which was represented by the islet diameter, islet volume, islet volume density, total number of islet cells,number of B cells and volume density of B cells showed a progressive increase during the prenatal period. (author)

  8. Occupational Radiation Dose for Medical Workers at a University Hospital

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    M.H. Nassef

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    Full Text Available Occupational radiation doses for medical workers from the departments of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy at the university hospital of King Abdul-Aziz University (KAU were measured and analysed. A total of 100 medical radiation workers were monitored to determine the status of their average annual effective dose. The analysis and the calibration procedures of this study were carried out at the Center for Radiation Protection and Training-KAU. The monitored workers were classified into subgroups, namely, medical staff/supervisors, technicians, and nurses, according to their responsibilities and specialties. The doses were measured using thermo luminescence dosimeters (TLD-100 (LiF:Mg,Ti placed over the lead apron at the chest level in all types of workers except for those in the cath lab, for whom the TLD was placed at the thyroid protective collar. For nuclear medicine, a hand dosimeter was used to measure the hand dose distribution. The annual average effective doses for diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy workers were found to be 0.66, 1.56, and 0.28 mSv, respectively. The results of the measured annual dose were well below the international recommended dose limit of 20 mSv. Keywords: Occupational radiation dose, radiation workers, TLD, radiation protection

  9. Gender differences in learning styles and academic performance of medical students in Saudi Arabia.

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    Nuzhat, Ayesha; Salem, Raneem Osama; Al Hamdan, Nasser; Ashour, Nada

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    Teachers at medical school are often faced with challenges of improving student satisfaction with the learning environment. On the other hand, education in the medical field is very competitive and medical students are exposed to diverse methods of teaching. Students adapt specific learning styles to keep pace with the information delivered to them in their institutions. The aim of this study is to know the differences in learning styles between male and female students, and the effect it has on academic performance. The VARK Questionnaire version 7.0 (Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic) was administered to the fourth year and fifth year medical students at King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia for determining the preferred learning methods of students participating in this study. The learning styles were then compared to cumulative grade point average (GPA) obtained by the students. The dominant learning style preference of students was multimodal. Among students who preferred unimodal preference, aural and kinesthetic preference was predominant for males and females. Moreover, Females had more diverse preferences than male students. Multimodal learners have higher cumulative GPAs when compared with the unimodal learners. This study revealed variation in learning style preferences among genders, and its implications on academic performance of medical students.

  10. Gaya Pengurusan Konflik dan Kesannya Terhadap Institusi Kekeluargaan dalam Novel Saga

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    Full Text Available In high context culture, maintenance of 'face' is very important as it is closely linked with the person’s dignity and self-respect which is fundamental to conflict existence. Conflict occurs due to differences in goals, values and individual perceptions. Conflict in the family institution is inevitable, nevertheless it can be dealt by using appropriate conflict management styles. Conflict management style employed depends on the person's perception towards the particular conflict as to whether it is seen as negative, positive, or an opportunity to be more creative. The objective of this study is to examine the conflict management styles used and its impact towards family institution and to formulate conflict management styles which could evade disintegration in family unity. Data is taken from nine events in the novel SAGA written by Abdul Talib Mohd. Hassan and analyse using qualitative approach and content analysis. This study uses Management Theory of Face developed by Ting-Toomey which focuses on Conflict Management Styles. There are five conflict management styles; obliging, compromy, domination, and integration. The findings show that conflicts happened due to shame and disgrace which may affect individual and family ‘face’. Every conflict management style chosen may affect family relationships positively or negatively. Individual personality influences conflict management style and affect the harmony in a family.

  11. The AQK network and the libyan proliferation with centrifuges

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    Lucase-Gouley, S.; Louvet, P.

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    This review paper investigates the role of the Abdul Qader Khan (AQK) network in the attempt of Libya to possess nuclear weapons, in the light of the open literature and of the acts of justice that are now public in different countries. In December 2003, Colonel Khadafi was obliged to abandon his nuclear weapons program after the boarding and inspection of the BBC China. Rapidly the international community was aware that the centrifuge technology and components were obtained through the AQK network. Described as a 'nuclear supermarket' by the head of the IAEA, Mohammed El Baradei, the network organized and developed initially by AQK to supply the Pakistani nuclear program was diverted to fulfill its personal ambitions. The centrifuge technology, components, documentation and the fabrication unit, named Project 1001, which have been bought and sent to Libya are reviewed. The implementation of fabrication units of centrifuge components in Malaysia and South-Africa are explicated. This paper studies the difficulties encountered by the international export control relative to the screening companies involved and the organization of the network. Finally, the important features that still remain unknown and remain of concern are listed here. (authors)

  12. Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows

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    Jyoti Trehan Sharma

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    Full Text Available The Birdman of India, Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, was one of the first Indians to conduct a systematic and patterned survey of birds in India. W.S. Millard, the Secretary of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS had introduced Salim Ali to the beautiful world of the birds. Millard had identified an unusually coloured sparrow that was actually shot by a young Salim Ali with his air gun. This was a yellow-throated sparrow. Following this, Millard showed Salim Ali the Society’s collection of stuffed birds, and this became the beginning of a marvelous journey of exploring the bird kingdom and establishing great landmarks by Salim Ali. The sparrow had transformed Salim Ali’s world. Undoubtedly, his autobiography was later titled ‘The Fall of a Sparrow’. Salim Ali has very carefully noted in his autobiography as to how this yellow-throated sparrow became the turning point in his life that led him into the fascinating world of ornithology. This research contribution is not about the birdman but the bird, which is rapidly vanishing from our vicinity. The reasons for the decline of the sparrow are varied but the fact of the matter is that the natural world around us is rapidly receding. And the decline of the sparrow is an alarm, a warning against the degrading ecosystems, and an alarm against blind-folded urbanisation which is leading to human-induced disasters.

  13. Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Overview

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    Sharaf, Omran; Amiri, Sarah; AlMheiri, Suhail; Alrais, Adnan; Wali, Mohammad; AlShamsi, Zakareyya; AlQasim, Ibrahim; AlHarmoodi, Khuloud; AlTeneiji, Nour; Almatroushi, Hessa; AlShamsi, Maryam; AlAwadhi, Mohsen; McGrath, Michael; Withnell, Pete; Ferrington, Nicolas; Reed, Heather; Landin, Brett; Ryan, Sean; Pramann, Brian

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    Bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai, UAE, and it will expand the nation's human capital through knowledge transfer programs set with international partners from the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Lab (SSL), and Arizona State University (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration.

  14. Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) Overview from the Emirates Mars Mission

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    Al Shamsi, M. R.; Wolff, M. J.; Jones, A. R.; Khoory, M. A.; Osterloo, M. M.; AlMheiri, S.; Reed, H.; Drake, G.

    2017-12-01

    The Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) instrument is one of three scientific instruments abroad the Emirate Mars Mission (EMM) spacecraft, "Hope". The planned launch window opens in the summer of 2020, with the goal of this United Arab Emirates (UAE) mission to explore the dynamics of the Martian atmosphere through global spatial sampling which includes both diurnal and seasonal timescales. A particular focus of the mission is the improvement of our understanding of the global circulation in the lower atmosphere and the connections to the upward transport of energy of the escaping atmospheric particles from the upper atmosphere. This will be accomplished using three unique and complementary scientific instruments. The subject of this presentation, EXI, is a multi-band, camera capable of taking 12 megapixel images, which translates to a spatial resolution of better than 8 km with a well calibrated radiometric performance. EXI uses a selector wheel mechanism consisting of 6 discrete bandpass filters to sample the optical spectral region: 3 UV bands and 3 visible (RGB) bands. Atmospheric characterization will involve the retrieval of the ice optical depth using the 300-340 nm band, the dust optical depth in the 205-235nm range, and the column abundance of ozone with a band covering 245-275 nm. Radiometric fidelity is optimized while simplifying the optical design by separating the UV and VIS optical paths. The instrument is being developed jointly by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of California, Boulder, USA, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai, UAE. The development of analysis software (reduction and retrieval) is being enabled through an EXI Observation Simulator. This package will produce EXI-like images using a combination of realistic viewing geometry (NAIF and a "reference trajectory") and simulated radiance values that include relevant atmospheric conditions and properties (Global Climate Model, DISORT). These

  15. Emerging treatments for overactive bladder: clinical potential of botulinum toxins

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    Full Text Available Douglas G Tincello,1,2 Tina Rashid,2 Vladimir Revicky21Reproductive Sciences Section, Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; 2Urogynecology Unit, Women's and Children's Clinical Business Unit, University Hospitals of Leicester National Health Service Trust, Leicester, UKAbstract: Overactive bladder (OAB is a symptom syndrome including urgency, frequency, and nocturia – with or without incontinence. It is a common manifestation of detrusor overactivity (DO. DO is a urodynamic observation of spontaneous or provoked contractions of the detrusor muscle is seen during the filling phase of the micturition cycle. OAB is, therefore, both a motor and sensory disorder. Botulinum toxin is a purified form of the neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum and has been used in medicine for many years. Over the last 10 years, it has been used for the treatment of DO and OAB when standard treatments, such as bladder training and oral anticholinergic medication, have failed to provide symptom relief. Botulinum toxin acts by irreversibly preventing neurotransmitter release from the neurons in the motor end plate and also at sensory synapses, although the clinical effect is not permanent due to the growth of new connections within treated tissues. It is known that botulinum toxin modulates vanillioid, purinergic, capsaicin, and muscarinic receptor expression within the lamina propria, returning them to levels seen in normal bladders. Clinically, the effect of botulinum toxin on symptoms of OAB and DO is profound, with large effects upon the symptom of urgency, and also large effects on frequency, nocturia, leakage episodes, and continence rates. These effects have been seen consistently within eight randomized trials and numerous case series. Botulinum toxin appears safe, with the only common side effect being that of voiding difficulty, occurring in up to 10% of treated patients. Dosing regimens are variable, depending on

  16. Preliminary Investigation Of Emirati Women Entrepreneurship In The UAE Motivating Factors Challenges And Government Initiatives

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    Mohammad Rehan Shahnawaz

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    decisions lack of interpersonal support from the husbands and family members family responsibilities and obligations and difficulties in accessing capital from the banks. Some of the UAE government initiatives taken on their behalf were the UAE Womens OrganizationsAssociations Emirates Business Women Councils EBWC Mohammad Bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders and Dubai Women Establishment. Overall its been found that the Emirati women have great potential to contribute successfully towards every profession but just because of the gender differences they experience innumerable challenges that restrict them to think big or develop a career for themselves in entrepreneurship or in some other field. The study will be of great significance on the behalf of Emirati women entrepreneurs as well as for the purpose of better policy formulation and initiatives.

  17. Antiaging therapy: a prospective hypothesis

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    Full Text Available Mohammad Rashid Shahidi Bonjar,1 Leyla Shahidi Bonjar2 1School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman Iran; 2Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Abstract: This hypothesis proposes a new prospective approach to slow the aging process in older humans. The hypothesis could lead to developing new treatments for age-related illnesses and help humans to live longer. This hypothesis has no previous documentation in scientific media and has no protocol. Scientists have presented evidence that systemic aging is influenced by peculiar molecules in the blood. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and Harvard University in Cambridge discovered elevated titer of aging-related molecules (ARMs in blood, which trigger cascade of aging process in mice; they also indicated that the process can be reduced or even reversed. By inhibiting the production of ARMs, they could reduce age-related cognitive and physical declines. The present hypothesis offers a new approach to translate these findings into medical treatment: extracorporeal adjustment of ARMs would lead to slower rates of aging. A prospective “antiaging blood filtration column” (AABFC is a nanotechnological device that would fulfill the central role in this approach. An AABFC would set a near-youth homeostatic titer of ARMs in the blood. In this regard, the AABFC immobilizes ARMs from the blood while blood passes through the column. The AABFC harbors antibodies against ARMs. ARM antibodies would be conjugated irreversibly to ARMs on contact surfaces of the reaction platforms inside the AABFC till near-youth homeostasis is attained. The treatment is performed with the aid of a blood-circulating pump. Similar to a renal dialysis machine, blood would circulate from the body to the AABFC and from there back to the body in a closed circuit until ARMs were sufficiently depleted from the blood. The

  18. Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss: a group-based program for Emiratis in Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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    Full Text Available Amena Sadiya,1,* Sarah Abdi,1,* Salah Abusnana2 1Lifestyle Clinic, 2Research and Education Department, Rashid Center for Diabetes and Research, Ajman, United Arab Emirates *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss (LIFE-8 is developed as a structured, group-based weight management program for Emiratis with obesity and type 2 diabetes. It is a 3-month program followed by a 1-year follow-up. The results from the first 2 years are presented here to indicate the possibility of its further adaptation and implementation in this region. Methodology: We recruited 45 participants with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes based on inclusion/exclusion criteria. The LIFE-8 program was executed by incorporating dietary modification, physical activity, and behavioral therapy, aiming to achieve up to 5% weight loss. The outcomes included body weight, fat mass, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose (FBG, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c, and nutritional knowledge at 3 months and 12 months. Results: We observed a reduction of 5.0% in body weight (4.8±2.8 kg; 95% CI 3.7–5.8, fat mass (–7.8%, P<0.01, and waist circumference (Δ=4±4 cm, P<0.01 in the completed participants (n=28. An improvement (P<0.05 in HbA1c (7.1%±1.0% vs 6.6%±0.7% and FBG (8.2±2.0 mmol/L vs 6.8±0.8 mmol/L was observed in participants with obesity and type 2 diabetes after the program. Increase in nutritional knowledge (<0.01 and overall evaluation of the program (9/10 was favorable. On 1-year follow-up, we found that the participants could sustain weight loss (–4.0%, while obese, type 2 diabetic participants sustained HbA1c (6.6%±0.7% vs 6.4%±0.7% and further improved (P<0.05 the level of FBG (6.8±0.8 mmol/L vs 6.7±0.4 mmol/L. Conclusion: LIFE-8 could be an effective, affordable, acceptable, and adaptable lifestyle intervention program for the prevention and management of diabetes in Emiratis. It was successful not

  19. Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast

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    Objective: To study all patients with phyllodes tumors of the breast which were diagnosed at King Hussien Medical Center and Prince Rashid Military Hospital between the 1st of may 2002 till January 2009. Methods: A total of 26 patients diagnosed to have phylloedes tumors were retrieved from the hospital records. All cases were analyzed and assessed in two main categories: demographical characteristics and histopathological parameters. The demographical characteristics included: sex and age of the patients, and tumor size while the histopathological aspects were divided into three subgroups: Benign, Borderline and Malignant tumors with its stromal components characteristics. All the histopathological reports for specimens sent by surgeons were reviewed by 2 senior pathologists. Statistical analysis was done by using Chi square and P-Value. Results: All our patients were females; their age range between 17-67 years, the mean patient age at presentation was 39 years. Out of the 26 patients diagnosed to have phyllodes tumor, 6 had breast-conserving therapy and 20 women had mastectomy. The types of Phyllodes tumors include: A-Benign phyllodes tumors (15 cases), B-Borderline phyllodes (7cases) and C-malignant phyllodes (4 cases). With significant values of benign tumors occurrence (pphyllodes tumors of the breast. The greatest dimension of the tumors ranged from 1 to 15 cm, with a mean of 5 cm. Approximately 73.1% of tumors were less or equal to 5 cm in the greatest dimension and 26.9% >5 cm. The duration of symptoms varied from one month to ten year.s Six patients had painful swellings, whereas in twenty patients the pain was absent. Four patients had recurrent tumors; the distinctive features of those with recurrent tumors were the histological findings of stromal over growth and the presence of positive resection margin. In our series, we found that three patients of those with recurrence discovered to have stromal over growth. While one only had a previous positive

  20. “King” Godan: Status of the Ruling Chinggisid in Mongolian and Tibetan Sources

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    Full Text Available Research objectives: Analyzing characteristics of the legal status of Prince Godan, son of Ögedei Khan, who was often mentioned in different imperial, Tibetan, and late medieval Mongolian sources; clarifying the reasons why he was given the title of khan in some sources, though he never possessed this title. The author attempts to define the status, level of power, and real position of Godan among the Chinggisids and in the political structure of the Mongol Empire. Research materials: The basis for research comprises three groups of historical sources – Mongolian imperial historiography (works of Juwayni and Rashid al-Din, “Yuan shih”, etc., Tibetan historical works (“The Blue Annals”, “Pagsam-jonsan”, “Debter-chjamtso”, and late medieval Mongolian chronicles created under the influence of Tibetan Buddhist historiography (“Golden Tale”, “Crystal Mirror”, “Yellow History”, “White History”, “Jewel beads”, etc.. The author also used the works of specialists on Mongolian and Tibetan historiography (such as Sh. Bira, R.E. Pubaev, Yu.N. Rerikh, A.D. Tsendina as well as the works of researchers of political and religious history of the Mongol Empire (such as V.L. Uspenskiy, H. Franke, C.P. Atwood, etc.. The novelty of the study: It offers a systematization of historical sources of different origins to clarify some aspects of the political biography of Prince Godan, identifying his legal status as a Chinggisid and the ruler of an ulus. At the same time, the author tries to not refute sources with contradicting statements but to clarify the reasons behind such contradictions and to find information which could clarify and complement the data of other sources. Research results: The author tries to systematize different sources on the status of Prince Godan as one of the key political figures in the history of the Mongol Empire from the 1240s to the beginning of the 1250s and the ruler of a large ulus with substantial

  1. A prospective treatment for sepsis

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    Full Text Available Mohammad Rashid Shahidi Bonjar,1 Leyla Shahidi Bonjar2 1School of Dentistry, 2College of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Abstract: The present paper proposes a prospective auxiliary treatment for sepsis. There exists no record in the published media on the subject. As an auxiliary therapy, efficacious extracorporeal removal of sepsis-causing bacterial antigens and their toxins (BATs from the blood of septic patients is discussed. The principal component to this approach is a bacterial polyvalent antibody-column (BPVAC, which selectively traps wide spectrum of BATs from blood in an extracorporeal circuit, and detoxified blood returns back to the patient’s body. BPVAC treatment would be a device of targeted medicine. Detoxification is performed under supervision of trained personnel using simple blood-circulating machines in which blood circulates from the patient to BPVAC and back to the patient aseptically. BPVACs’ reactive sites consist of carbon nanotubes on which a vast spectra of polyvalent BATs-antibodies are bond to. The devise acts as a biological filter that selectively immobilizes harmful BATs from intoxicated blood; however, no dialysis is involved. For effective neutralization, BPVAC provides large contact surface area with blood. BPVAC approach would have advantages of: 1 urgent neutralization of notorious BATs from blood of septic patients; 2 applicability in parallel with conventional treatments; 3 potential to minimize side effects of the malady; 4 applicability for a vast range of BATs; 5 potential to eliminate contact of BATs with internal tissues and organs; 6 tolerability by patients sensitive to antiserum injections; 7 capability for universal application; 8 affectivity when antibiotic-resistant bacteria are involved and the physician has no or limited access to appropriate antibiotics; and 10 being a single-use, disposable, and stand-alone device. Before using it for clinical trials in

  2. Sultanov T.I. Historiography of the Ethnic and Political History of the Jochid and Chaghataid Uluses

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    T.I. Sultanov

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    Full Text Available Objective: The article is dedicated to basic stages of ethnic and political development of two heirs of the Mongol Empire – uluses of Jochi (Golden Horde and Chaghatai (in Central Asia and their own successors in the 13th–18th cc. Research materials: The sources mainly used in this study are historical works of contemporary Islamic authors: Jamal Qarshi, Rashid al-Din, Wassaf (turn of the 13th–14th cc., al-Omari and Hamdallah Qazwini (14th c., Mirza Muhammad Haydar, Seyfi Çelebi, Amin b. Ahmad Razi (16th c., Abu-l-Ghazi, Mahmud b. Wali, Hajji Khalifa (17th c. and others. Also opinions of leading Soviet and post-Soviet as well as foreign specialists on ethnical and political history of Central Asia (V. Barthold, A. Samoilovich, S. Ibragimov, A. Mokeev, B. Karmysheva, Sh. Ando, B.F. Manz, etc. have been taken into consideration in this study. Results and novelty of the research: The “reference point” of this article is epoch of Mongol invasions and establishment of the Mongol Empire. During this time earlier political and ethnical realities were crushed. Disintegration of the Empire and creation of independent Chinggisid states initiated new turn of ethno- and politogenesis continued until the fall of these states at the beginning of the 16th c. Thus, ethnical and political development of the Central Eurasia was a long-term process, and firstly the terms, which are used as ethnonyms today, reflected political and social but not a national characteristics of their holders. Only after disintegration of Chinggisid uluses of imperial type and appearance of new states (Kazakh khanate, Shibanid states on the territory of Chaghataid ulus, Moghulistan and Moghulia-Kashgaria in the Eastern Turkestan we could talk about formation of ethnical formations, which became a basis for the modern peoples of the Central Asia. Author pays attention to hypothetical nature of many conclusions of specialist in the ethnical history of Eurasia although they

  3. A Radarsat-2 Polarimetric Analysis Over The UNESCO Site In Danger Of Samarra (Iraq)

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    Dore, Nicole; Patruno, Jolanda; Pottier, Eric; Crespi, Mattia

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    This work has as goal the detection of archaeological probable buried remains and the monitoring of the external ones. The archaeological site taken into account for this purpose is the area of the ancient octagonal city of al-Qadisiyya funded by Harun al-Rashid. This city, located in the southern part of the Samarra territory, was abandoned unfinished when the caliph moved to Raqqa (Syria) in 796 A.D. Bigness of the structures, unstable political situation and agricultural expansion threats, that let the city of Samarra be inscribed in the UNESO list of sites in danger since 2007, gave us a reason more to investigate this area. The study was carried out with four fine quad-pol imagery of the Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2, launched in December 2007. However C-band lower capability of penetration compared to ALOS PALSAR L-band, the choice of this satellite is due to its higher spatial resolution compared to the PALSAR one. Thanks to the higher spatial resolution and the location of the site in a semi desert area, we succeeded in balancing a probable lower waves penetration. Our analysis focused on four polarimetric images, two with a 23° incidence angle and two with a 45° incidence angle, acquired in different moments of the year 2012. The difference between the angles was motivated, respectively, by the possibility of a higher penetration of the microwaves in the ground and by the higher possibility of double bounce response in the case of presence of buried structures. The time spacing, on the other hand, allowed a temporal analysis over different months of the same year accompanied by meteorological condition available on the web for the zone. This type of analysis, however, allowed the identification of the qanāt (the underground channel present in the northern part of the octagonal city of al-Qadisiyya) and other structures, thanks to differences visible in all the products. The potentiality of this SAR research for archaeology is well known, in particular

  4. Early-switch/early-discharge opportunities for hospitalized patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated skin and soft tissue infections: proof of concept in the United Arab Emirates

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    Full Text Available Ashraf El Houfi,1 Nadeem Javed,2 Caitlyn T Solem,3 Cynthia Macahilig,4 Jennifer M Stephens,3 Nirvana Raghubir,5 Richard Chambers,6 Jim Z Li,7 Seema Haider81Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE; 2Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE; 3Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD, USA; 4Medical Data Analytics, Parsippany, NJ, USA; 5Pfizer, New York, NY, USA; 6Pfizer, Collegeville, PA, USA; 7Pfizer, La Jolla, CA, USA; 8Pfizer, Groton, CT, USAObjectives: To describe real-world treatment patterns and health care resource use and to estimate opportunities for early-switch (ES from intravenous (IV to oral (PO antibiotics and early-discharge (ED for patients hospitalized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections.Methods: This retrospective observational medical chart review study enrolled physicians from four UAE sites to collect data for 24 patients with documented MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections, hospitalized between July 2010 and June 2011, and discharged alive by July 2011. Data include clinical characteristics and outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS, MRSA-targeted IV and PO antibiotic use, and ES and ED eligibility using literature-based and expert-validated criteria.Results: Five included patients (20.8% were switched from IV to PO antibiotics while being inpatients. Actual length of MRSA-active treatment was 10.8±7.0 days, with 9.8±6.6 days of IV therapy. Patients were hospitalized for a mean 13.9±9.3 days. The most frequent initial MRSA-active therapies used were vancomycin (37.5%, linezolid (16.7%, and clindamycin (16.7%. Eight patients were discharged with MRSA-active antibiotics, with linezolid prescribed most frequently (n=3; 37.5%. Fifteen patients (62.5% met ES criteria and potentially could have discontinued IV therapy 8.3±6.0 days sooner, and eight (33.3% met ED criteria and potentially could have been discharged 10.9±5.8 days earlier

  5. Breast imaging reports for malignant lesions: are we maintaining recommended BI-RADS® lexicon standards?

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    Full Text Available Imrana Masroor,1 Muhammad Azeemuddin,1 Saima Sakhawat,1 Madiha Beg,1 Saba Sohail,2 Rashid Ahmed,3 Irfan-Ul-Haq,4 Javed Mehboob51Radiology Department, Aga Khan University Hospital, 2Radiology Department, Civil Hospital, 3Advanced Radiology Clinic, 4Radiology Department, Pakistan Naval Station Shifa Hospital, 5Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Karachi, PakistanBackground: The purpose of this study was to evaluate mammography reports for diagnosed breast cancer cases in major government and private centers in Karachi, Pakistan, with respect to concordance with the Breast Imaging Reports And Data System (BI-RADS® lexicon.Methods: A prospective, descriptive, multicenter study was conducted in the radiology sections of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan Naval Station Shifa Hospital, Advanced Radiology Clinic, Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, and Civil Hospital Karachi between May and October 2010 after approval from the ethical review committee of Aga Khan University. Mammograms reported as BI-RADS category 4 and 5 were included in the study. Mammograms reported as BI-RADS category 0, 1, 2 and 3 were excluded. Fifty reports were collected from each center. Data were collected about the clinical indication, breast density, location and description of the lesion, calcification, and comments on axillary lymph nodes. This description was compared with the BI-RADS lexicon.Results: The mean age of the patients was 50 ± 12 years. The clinical indication, breast parenchymal density, lesion location, and presence of calcification were better described by the private centers, while description of lymph node status was better stated by the government centers. This difference was statistically significant, except for lesion description. The description of masses by the two reporting groups was comparable.Conclusion: Mammographic reporting of malignant breast lesions in the private sector is more in line with

  6. Treatment patterns, resource utilization, and outcomes among hospitalized patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated skin and soft tissue infections in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia

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    Full Text Available Madonna J Matar,1 Rima Moghnieh,2 Adel F Alothman,3 Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi,4 Thamer H Alenazi,3 Fayssal M Farahat,4 Shelby Corman,5 Caitlyn T Solem,5 Nirvana Raghubir,6 Cynthia Macahilig,7 Seema Haider,8 Jennifer M Stephens5 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Notre Dame des Secours University Hospital, Jbeil, Lebanon; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; 3College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Infection Prevention and Control, King AbdulAziz Medical City, King Saud bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 5Pharmerit International, Real-World Evidence/Data Analytics, Bethesda, MD, 6Pfizer, New York, NY, 7Medical Data Analytics, Parsippany, NJ, 8Pfizer, Groton, CT, USA Objectives: To describe treatment patterns and medical resource use for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTI in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in terms of drug selection against the infecting pathogen as well as hospital resource utilization and clinical outcomes among patients with these infections. Methods: This retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011–2012 data from five hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA cSSTI, which was culture-proven or suspected based on clinical criteria. Hospital data were abstracted for a random sample of patients with each infection type to capture demographics, treatment patterns, hospital resource utilization, and clinical outcomes. Statistical analysis was descriptive. Results: Data were abstracted from medical records of 87 patients with MRSA cSSTI; mean age 52.4±25.9 years and 61% male. Only 64% of patients received an MRSA active initial therapy, with 56% of first

  7. Joint conference of iMEC 2015 (2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference & APCOMS 2015 (3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems)

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    Properties Synthesized through Top Down Approach”, which was warmly welcomed by an eager and highly motivated audience. The second keynote speaker was Prof. Ir. Dradjad Irianto (ITB, Indonesia) on “Collaborative Manufacturing for Small-medium Enterprises”. The organizers are very grateful to them for supporting the conference and sharing their latest research results with the conference participants. The conference organizers would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the honorary chairman Prof. Dato, Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim and Prof. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff and organizing committee members of iMEC2015, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.K. Prasada Rao (chairman), Dr. Ing. Mohd Azmir Mohd Azhari (co-chairman), and all committee members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razlan Yusoff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismed Iskandar, Dr Noraini Mohd Razali, Dr Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Dr Noor Mazni Ismail, Dr Izwan Ismail, Dr Zamzuri Hamedon, Dr Faiz Mohd Turan, Ms Suraya Sulaiman and secretariat Miss Zuryaty, Mrs Wan Norshihah, Mr. Mohd Khairulnazri and Mr Rafilah and also a million thanks to the steering committee from APCOMS Prof. Dr. Kadarsyah Suryadi, Prof. Dr. Bermawi, P. Iskandar, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hakim Halim, Prof. Dr. Dradjad Irianto, Dr. TMA Ari Samadhi, Ir. I Made Dana Tangkas and APCOMS organizing committee Prof. Dr. Abdul Hakim Halim (chair), Dr. Rachmawati Wangsaputra (co-chair) and other committee members Dr. Iwan Inrawan Wiratmadja, Dr. Anas Ma'ruf, Dr. Sukoyo and Dr. Wisnu Aribowo. The editorial board are indebted to all of the reviewers who were willing to spend their precious time in reviewing the papers. Thanks also to all who contributed direct or indirectly in making this conference a success, especially Mr. Mohd Khairulnazri in helping the editors complete the proceedings. Dr. Zamzuri Hamedon Editor in-chief iMEC & APCOMS 2015 Associate Editors 1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.K. Prasada Rao 2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razlan Yusoff 3. Dr. Ing. Mohd Azmir Mohd Azhari 4. Dr. Muhammed

  8. Joint conference of iMEC 2015 (2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference and APCOMS 2015 (3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems)

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    ;Nanomaterials with Exceptional Properties Synthesized through Top Down Approach”, which was warmly welcomed by an eager and highly motivated audience. The second keynote speaker was Prof. Ir. Dradjad Irianto (ITB, Indonesia) on “Collaborative Manufacturing for Small-medium Enterprises”. The organizers are very grateful to them for supporting the conference and sharing their latest research results with the conference participants. The conference organizers would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the honorary chairman Prof. Dato, Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim and Prof. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff and organizing committee members of iMEC2015, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.K. Prasada Rao (chairman), Dr. Ing. Mohd Azmir Mohd Azhari (co-chairman), and all committee members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razlan Yusoff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismed Iskandar, Dr Noraini Mohd Razali, Dr Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Dr Noor Mazni Ismail, Dr Izwan Ismail, Dr Zamzuri Hamedon, Dr Faiz Mohd Turan, Ms Suraya Sulaiman and secretariat Miss Zuryaty, Mrs Wan Norshihah, Mr. Mohd Khairulnazri and Mr Rafilah and also a million thanks to the steering committee from APCOMS Prof. Dr. Kadarsyah Suryadi, Prof. Dr. Bermawi, P. Iskandar, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hakim Halim, Prof. Dr. Dradjad Irianto, Dr. TMA Ari Samadhi, Ir. I Made Dana Tangkas and APCOMS organizing committee Prof. Dr. Abdul Hakim Halim (chair), Dr. Rachmawati Wangsaputra (co-chair) and other committee members Dr. Iwan Inrawan Wiratmadja, Dr. Anas Ma'ruf, Dr. Sukoyo and Dr. Wisnu Aribowo. The editorial board are indebted to all of the reviewers who were willing to spend their precious time in reviewing the papers. Thanks also to all who contributed direct or indirectly in making this conference a success, especially Mr. Mohd Khairulnazri in helping the editors complete the proceedings. Dr. Zamzuri Hamedon Editor in-chief iMEC and APCOMS 2015 Associate Editors 1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.K. Prasada Rao 2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razlan Yusoff 3. Dr. Ing. Mohd Azmir

  9. Burden and treatment patterns of invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients in the Middle East: real-world data from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

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    Full Text Available Adel F Alothman,1 Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi,2 Madonna J Matar,3 Rima Moghnieh,4 Thamer H Alenazi,1 Fayssal M Farahat,2 Shelby Corman,5 Caitlyn T Solem,5 Nirvana Raghubir,6 Cynthia Macahilig,7 Claudie Charbonneau,8 Jennifer M Stephens5 1College of Medicine, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences, King AbdulAziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Infectious Disease, Notre Dame de Secours University Hospital, Byblos, Lebanon; 4Department of Internal Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; 5Real-world Evidence/Data Analytics Center of Excellence, Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD, USA; 6Pfizer, New York, NY, 7Medical Data Analytics, Parsippany, NJ, USA; 8Pfizer International Operation, Paris, France Objectives: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Methods: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria. Hospital data were abstracted for a random sample of patients to capture demographics, treatment patterns, hospital resource utilization, and clinical outcomes. Descriptive results were reported. Results: Five hospitals participated and provided data on 102 patients with IFI (51 from Lebanon and 51 from Saudi Arabia. The mean age of the patients was 55 years, and 55% were males. Comorbidities included diabetes (41%, coronary artery disease (24%, leukemia (19%, moderate

  10. Adoption of Agro-forestry Patterns and Crop Systems Around Register 19 Forest Park, Lampung Province, Indonesia

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    Christine Wulandari

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    Full Text Available To return the ecological function of Wan Abdul Rachman Forest Park, it must be involved the role of buffer zone communities living around the forest by optimizing the cultivated land with applying agro-forestry based on socio-economic conditions in the community, such as community preferences and adoption of agro-forestry patterns. Under these conditions it is necessary to hold a study concerning to the level of community preference to the type of plants and the level of adoption, as well as the NPV analysis of the 3 patterns of agro-forestry which are applied by the majority of community around the forest park. Results of the study revealed that there were 3 dominant plant types  preferred by the community in the forest park, namely: coffee (30.8%, cacao (35.8%, and rubber (17.4%. Based on these crops, there were 3 agro-forestry patterns practiced by the majority of community in their cultivated land. They were: (1 coffee-cacao-wooden plants, and fruits (47%, (2 rubber-coffee-wooden plants, and fruit (35%, and (3 rubber-cacao-wooden plants, and fruit (18%. The highest personal and social NPVs obtained  in the agro-forestry pattern of rubber-coffee-wooded plants, and fruits were IDR4.589.627.36 and IDR6.454.806.01, respectively. To ensure the sustainability of the program, the development of communities living around the forest together with a program of community empowerment in the block of utilization and social forestry in the forest park are recommended to continue, based on the Regional Regulation (PerDa Number. 3/2012.Keywords: agro-forestry, preferences, adoption, NPV

  11. The clinical utility of eye exam simulator in enhancing the competency of family physician residents in screening for diabetic retinopathy.

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    Bukhari, Amal A

    2014-11-01

    To evaluate the utility of eye exam simulators in the training and assessment of family medicine residents for screening diabetic retinopathy (DR) utilizing direct ophthalmoscopy (DO). This prospective, single arm, cross-sectional study was conducted at King AbdulAziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2013, wherein the final year family medicine residents of the Saudi Board family medicine training program, underwent a practical session on DO using an eye exam simulator. The cognitive and motor skills of the participating family residents in performing DO, and their competency at diagnosing DR was assessed before, and after a practical session with the eye simulator. A total of 14 out of total 20 final year residents consented to join the study. Of these, 57.1% were females. A total of 42.9% (6/14) showed initial motor skill competency, and 35.7% showed cognitive skill competency to diagnose DR. Before the session on the eye simulator, merely 7.1% of the residents expressed confidence in performing DO. After the practical session, 78.6% (11/14) showed motor, and 64.3% (9/13) showed cognitive skill competency, in diagnosing DR. A total of 50% were adequately confident in performing DO. A total of 71.4% (10/14) of the residents preferred learning DO via simulation practical sessions than clinical rotation in ophthalmology clinics. Eye exam simulators are good tools in learning and assessment of DO skills leading to significant improvement in the efficiency and confidence of family physicians in screening for DR.

  12. Estimates of Arab world research productivity associated with groundwater: a bibliometric analysis

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    Zyoud, Shaher H.; Fuchs-Hanusch, Daniela

    2017-06-01

    The sustainable management of groundwater resources is a pressing necessity for most countries. As most of the Arab world is facing severe water scarcity, threats of depletion of non-renewable groundwater, and problems of pollution and salt-water intrusions into groundwater aquifers, much effort should be devoted to eliminate these dangers in advance. This work was devoted to bring up insights into Arab world research activities in groundwater, which is a crucial task to identify their status and can help in shaping up and improving future research activities. A bibliometric analysis has been conducted to track these activities. The study identified 1417 documents which represent 3.3% of global research productivity. Egypt was the most productive country (313; 22.1%), followed by Saudi Arabia (254; 17.9%). Total citations were 9720 with an average of 6.9. The h-index of the retrieved documents was 39, and the highest one was 22 for Egypt. The most common subject category was Environmental Science, and the most productive journal was Arabian Journal of Geosciences (99; 7.0%). In international research collaboration, France was the most collaborated country with Arab world (125; 8.8%), followed by the United States (113; 8.0%). The most productive institution was King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia (66; 4.7%). The outcomes shows remarkable improvements in groundwater research activities originated from the Arab world. Even though, constructive efforts should be pursued vigorously to bridge the gaps in groundwater-based research. Moreover, promotion of better evaluation tools to assess the risks arising from the mismanagement of groundwater resources is required urgently.

  13. Physical activity and associated factors among young adults in Malaysia: an online exploratory survey.

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    Sreeramareddy, C T; Majeed Kutty, N A; Razzaq Jabbar, M A; Boo, N Y

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    The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing in Malaysia. Insufficient Physical Activity, which is an important risk factor for non-communicable diseases, is less researched in Malaysia. We aimed to assess the level of physical activity and identify its correlates. An online survey was carried out during October, 2011 in the University Tunku Abdul Rahman by the opinion poll research committee. Young adults answered the Short International Physical Activity Questionnaire and a questionnaire about factors according to a socio-ecological model which was adapted from published studies. Metabolic equivalent (MET)-hours and MET-minutes were calculated. Physical activity was classified as sufficient when MET-minutes were > 840. The mean age of the 474 participants was 22.4 years (S.D. = 4.7), and 253 (53.4%) were females. Their mean and median of MET-hours of PA done during the previous seven days were 31.36 (S.D., 52.19) and 14.7 (IQR, 5.77-32.07), respectively. Physical activity done was sufficient among 242 (51.1%) participants. Using univariate analysis, being male, good self-rated health, positive intention, self-efficacy, perceived benefits, social support, and availability of facilities were associated with sufficient physical activity. Using multivariate analysis sufficient physical activity was associated with participants' intention (OR 0.75, 95% CIs 0.64, 0.88), self-efficacy (OR 0.91, 95% CIs 0.85, 0.97) and facility availability (OR 0.81, 95% CIs 0.73, 0.91). The proportion of participants with sufficient physical activity was low. Positive intention and self-efficacy associated with sufficient physical activity should be supported by availability of facilities and a safely-built environment. A nationwide survey about physical and associated socialecological factors is needed to design rational health promotion strategies.

  14. Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Assessment Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in Taif, Saudi Arabia.

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    Kalakattawi, Reem Mohammed Noor; Kalakattawi, Afnan Mohammed Noor; Alsuqati, Faisal Adel; Alzhrani, Sultanh Abdullah; Alhamyani, Abdulmohsen Hamad; Alhamyani, Abdulaziz Hamad; Al-Ghamdi, Abrar Abdullah; Alosaimi, Ibtesam Mohammad; Abbas, Salwa Ibrahim; Al-Shehri, Lojain AbdulAziz; Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Ahmad

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in middle-aged persons worldwide. The major factor risk of this disease is obesity. A cross-sectional study was performed at King Abdul-Aziz Specialist Hospital. A STOP-BANG questionnaire formed of eight questions was used to assess the risk of OSA among type 2 diabetic patients. The scoring scale is categorized into three groups: low (0 - 2), intermediate (3 - 4) and high (5 - 8), respectively. By this study, we aimed to assess the risk of OSA among diabetes patients in Taif city. Of the patients, 57.9% had mild risk, 26.9% had moderate risk and 15.2% had severe risk for OSA. There was a moderate positive relationship between age and STOP-BANG score. There was no significant correlation between the score and last fasting blood sugar and HbA1c's level, with P values of 0.554 and 0.335, respectively. There was a significant relationship between the type of treatment and the risk of developing OSA (P < 0.001). Percentage of patients with severe risk was significantly higher in those taking both insulin and oral drugs than those taking insulin alone or oral drugs alone. The OSA risk and prevalence is much higher in diabetics than in general population, with the risk increasing with age. The risk is higher in diabetic patients who are receiving both oral hypoglycemic drugs and insulin. The screening of OSA among diabetic patients is necessary to identify those at severe risk and manage this problem, which may remain undiagnosed in many patients.

  15. Soil-Earthquake Interactions in Buyukada/ Prinkipo (Istanbul)

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    Ozcep, Ferhat; Karabulut, Savas; Caglak, Faruk; Ozel, Oguz

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    As the largest one of the nine islands comprising the Princes' Islands in the Marmara Sea, close to Istanbul, Buyukada ("Large Isle") consist of with an area of 5.46 km2. The main factor controlling the earthquake hazard for Istanbul is a complex fault system, i.e. the North Anatolian Fault zone, which in the Marmara Sea region. Recent geophysical studies have carried out that this hazard is mainly associated within two active seismogenic areas: the Central Marmara Basin and the Adalar Fault zone, located about 15-30 km south-west and south of Istanbul. Eartquake ground motion affects the structures via the state of the soils. There are several historical buildings on Büyükada, such as the Ayia Yorgi Church and Monastery dating back to the sixth century, the Ayios Dimitrios Church, and the Hamidiye Mosque built by Abdul Hamid II and Greek Orphanage, a huge wooden building etc. The soils and buildings with characteristics of earthquakes could be caused an earthquake damage / loss. One of the most important factors in reducing the earthquake risk in urban areas due to the earthquake ground motion is to estimate gound motion level with interaction of soils. When we look at the geological structure of Buyukada, Paleozoic unites and alluvial deposit are located. Site response of alluvial deposits in Buyukada is also important for the behavior during an earthquake. Geophysical study in the study area in order to estimate the behavior of soils is carried out to obtain the dominant period (microtremor measurements) and shear wave velocity ( MASW - MAM measurements) data. Soil geophysical results is input to earthquake motion for bedrock sites, and is important to the interaction with the ground movement and the soils to estimate Büyükaada's earthquake ground motion. In the earthquake-soil interaction, spectral acceleration is an important criterion. In this study, spectral acceleration are also estiamted for ground motion level in Princes' Islands by using several

  16. Relaksasi Progresif terhadap Intensitas Nyeri Post Operasi BPH (Benigna Prostat Hyperplasia

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    Aprina Aprina

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Pain is one of the most common complaints in patients after experiencing a surgery. Surgery is a biphasic event against the human body that implies pain management. In post-surgery patients feel severe pain and 75% of patients have unpleasant experiences due to inadequate pain management.Based on the results of activity reports in Dr. Hi. Abdul Moeloek Public Hospital in Lampung Province in July-December 2016 obtained data operation BPH as many as 51 inhabitants. The objective of this research was to find out the effect of progressive relaxation to an intensity of pain for BPH (Benigna Prostate Hyperplasia post-surgery patient. This was a quasi-experiment research by using one group pretest and posttest design. 20 respondent samples were taken by using accidental sampling. Data were collected by using observation sheet and analyzed by using univariate and bivariate analyses with Wilcoxon sign test. The results showed that the mean value of pain before the progressive relaxation therapy equal to 5.20 with standard deviation 0.834. While the mean value of pain scale after it was 3.60 with standard deviation 0.681. Analysis with Wilcoxon sign test derived p-value 0.000 (ρ-value 0.000 < α 0.05, and the conclusion there was a significant effect the mean value of pain in the post-surgery patient’s BPH (Benigna Prostate Hyperplasia after progressive relaxation therapy. The researcher expects that the progressive relaxation therapy can be used by more operational methods.

  17. Zerumbone-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier induces G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis via mitochondrial pathway in a human lymphoblastic leukemia cell line

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    Rahman HS

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Heshu Sulaiman Rahman,1–3 Abdullah Rasedee,1,2 Ahmad Bustamam Abdul,2,4 Nazariah Allaudin Zeenathul,1,2 Hemn Hassan Othman,1,3 Swee Keong Yeap,2 Chee Wun How,2 Wan Abd Ghani Wan Nor Hafiza4,51Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sulaimanyah, Sulaimanyah City, Kurdistan Region, Northern Iraq; 4Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 5College of Medical Laboratory Technology, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAbstract: This investigation evaluated the antileukemia properties of a zerumbone (ZER-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC prepared by hot high-pressure homogenization techniques in an acute human lymphoblastic leukemia (Jurkat cell line in vitro. The apoptogenic effect of the ZER-NLC on Jurkat cells was determined by fluorescent and electron microscopy, Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate, Tdt-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling assay, cell cycle analysis, and caspase activity. An MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5 diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay showed that ZER-NLC did not have adverse effects on normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. ZER-NLC arrested the Jurkat cells at G2/M phase with inactivation of cyclin B1 protein. The study also showed that the antiproliferative effect of ZER-NLC on Jurkat cells is through the intrinsic apoptotic pathway via activation of caspase-3 and caspase-9, release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria into the cytosol, and subsequent cleavage of poly (adenosine diphosphate-ribose polymerase (PARP. These findings show that the ZER-NLC is a potentially useful treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in humans.Keywords: zerumbone-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, mitochondrial pathway

  18. Hyperhomocysteinemia, coronary heart disease, and diabetes mellitus as predicted by various definitions for metabolic syndrome in a hypertensive Saudi population

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    Al-Daghri, Nasser M.

    2007-01-01

    From the emergence of different definitions of metabolic syndrome (MS) we aim to determine the prevalence of such a condition among hypertensive Saudi population and to identify which definition can best assess the risk of hyperhomocysteinemia, coronary heart disease (CHD), and diabetes mellitus. In this cross-sectional study, we studied 581 hypertensive Saudis, aged 21-70, at the King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, from June 2005 to December 2005 Each participant completed the questionnaire and underwent a complete physical examination. Metabolic parameters were measured using routine laboratory procedures and homocysteine using HPLC by the electrochemical detection method. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition we diagnosed 222 males and 256 females. There is an increased risk for hyperhomocystenemia using the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII) guidelines (odds ratio [OR] 3.30, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.87-12.56; p=0.08) compared to IDF (OR 0.59, CI 0.17-2.10; p=0.41) and WHO (OR 0.45, CI 0.16-1.25; p=0.12); increased risk for probable CHD in patients with MS by WHO (OR 2.17, CI 1.11-4.25; p=0.02) compared to ATPIII (OR 2.14, CI 1.05-4.35; p=0.035) and IDF (OR 0.81, CI 0.37-1.78; p=0.6); risk of DM is highest with IDF (OR 13.07, CI 1.66-102.94; p=0.015). There is a high prevalence of MS among hypertensive Saudis regardless of definition used; it is most prevalent using the IDF definition as well as the risk for diabetes Patients diagnosed with ATPIII guidelines have greater risk of hyperhomocysteinemia. We recommend the WHO definition for Arabs since it predicts increased risk for CHD. (author)

  19. Nonsurgical treatment of hemifacial microsomia by therapeutic ultrasound and hybrid functional appliance

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    Tarek El-Bialy

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Tarek El-Bialy1, Ali Hasan2, Ahmad Janadas3, Tarik Albaghdadi41Division of Orthodontics, Department of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2Division of Orthodontics, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry; 3Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry; 4Division of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaAim: Conventional treatment of patients with hemifacial microsomia involves orthognathic surgery and/or distraction osteogenesis of the mandible. Previous reports showed that low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS enhances mandibular growth in growing rabbits and monkeys. In monkeys, LIPUS enhanced mandibular growth when combined with functional jaw orthopedic appliances. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate if LIPUS could enhance mandibular growth in children with hemifacial microsomia.Methods: Five children (age range 3–11 years with hemifacial microsomia were treated with hybrid jaw orthopedic functional appliances and treatment of the affected mandibular condyle by LIPUS for 20 minutes per day.Results: The results showed that after one year of treatment, significant improvement of the underdeveloped side of patients’ faces and mandibles was recognized both clinically and radiographically.Discussion: Although improvement took a longer time than did a surgical approach, optimizing this technique may achieve better results in a shorter treatment time. A randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate the effect of optimized LIPUS application or functional appliances in the treatment of hemifacial microsomia is warranted.Keywords: hemifacial microsomia, LIPUS, non-surgical treatment, children

  20. A cross-sectional online survey of compulsive internet use and mental health of young adults in Malaysia.

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    Kutty, Nizar A M; Sreeramareddy, Chandrashekhar T

    2014-01-01

    The last decade has seen the emergence of the internet as the prime communication medium changing the way people live and interact. Studies from various countries have reported on internet addiction and its association with mental health, but none have come from Malaysia. We aimed at assessing the frequency of the use of various internet applications and exploring the association of compulsive internet use with mental health and socio-demographic factors. A cross-sectional online survey was carried out among participants registered for the monthly opinion poll survey of University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. The questionnaire contained socio-demographic information, the use of various internet applications on a five-point Likert scale, compulsive internet use scale (CIUS) and 12 item general health questionnaire (GHQ-12). Correlations and linear regression analyzes were carried out. Of the 330 respondents, 182 were females and 148 were males. The mean age was 23.17 (SD = 3.84). Mean CIUS score was 19.85 (SD = 10.57) and mean GHQ score was 15.47 (SD = 6.29). Correlation coefficients of CIUS score with age, years of use and daily hours of internet use were -0.118 (P = 0.03), -0.014 (P = 0.81) and 0.242 (P < 0.001) respectively. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that age (β = -0.111, P = 0.033) and marital status (β = -0.124, P = 0.018) were negatively associated with CIUS scores whereas daily hours of internet use (β = 0.269, P = 0.001) and GHQ score (β = 0.259, P = 0.001) were positively associated with the CIUS score. Compulsive internet use was correlated with GHQ score. More research is needed to confirm our results. Psychologists may consider assessing internet addiction when evaluating young psychiatric patients.

  1. Associated Factors of Sleep Quality and Behavior among Students of Two Tertiary Institutions in Northern Malaysia.

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    Lai, P P; Say, Y H

    2013-06-01

    The objective of the study was to investigate the associated factors of sleep quality and behavior among Malaysian tertiary students. The response rate to the questionnaire study was 41.0%. 1,118 students (M = 486, F = 632; mean age = 20.06 ± 1.53 years) were recruited from Universiti and Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman (Perak campuses) who completed a sleep quality and behavior questionnaire based on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Horne-Ostberg Morningness-Eveningness Scale (MES) and craving of high-calorie foods. Results showed that students had the following sleeping habits - bed time = 2.41 a.m. ± 3.35 hr, rise time = 9.00 a.m. ± 1.76 hr, sleep latency = 16.65 ± 14.30 min and sleep duration = 7.31 ± 1.45 hr. 32.9% of the students were defined as poor quality sleepers, 30.6% suffering excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and 81.6% were categorized as individuals with 'definitely eveningness', defined as people who are definitely most alert in the late evening hours and prefer to go to bed late. There were no significant gender differences in sleep quality, 'chronotype' and EDS. Although there was no association of sleep quality and EDS with cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) and class skipping, EDS was associated with the tendency to fall asleep in class. Body Mass Index (BMI) was not associated with total sleep, PSQI, ESS and MES scores. Meanwhile, high-calorie food craving was associated with sleep duration, PSQI and ESS, but not MES. In conclusion, poor sleep behavior among Malaysian tertiary students in this study was not associated with gender, academic performance and BMI, but was associated with craving of high-calorie foods instead.

  2. Sister Lab Program Prospective Partner Nuclear Profile: Malaysia

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    Bissani, M; Tyson, S

    2006-01-01

    The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman suggested in the early 1970s that Malaysia should have a role in the development of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes. Accordingly, the Center for the Application of Nuclear Energy (CRANE) was established, with a focus on the development of a scientific and technical pool critical to a national nuclear power program. The Malaysian Cabinet next established the Tun Ismail Atomic Research Center (TIARC) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment on 19 September 1972, at a site in Bangi, about 35 km south of Kuala Lampur. On 28 June 1982, the PUSPATI reactor, a 1-MW TRIGA MK-II research reactor, first reached criticality. On 10 August 1994, TIARC was officially renamed as the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT). In addition to radioisotope production and neutron radiography conducted at the PUSPATI research reactor, MINT also supports numerous programs employing nuclear technology for medicine, agriculture and industry, and has been involved in both bilateral and multilateral technical cooperation to extend its capabilities. As an energy exporting country, Malaysia has felt little incentive to develop a nuclear energy program, and high level opposition within the government discouraged it further. A recent statement by Malaysia's Science, Technology and Innovation Minister supported this view, indicating that only a near-catastrophic jump in world oil prices might change the government's view. However, the rate at which Malaysia is using its natural gas and oil reserves is expected to force it to reassess the role of nuclear energy in the near future. In addition, the government does intend to construct a radioactive waste repository to dispose of naturally occurring radioactive materials (extracted during tin mining, in particular). Also, Malaysia's growing economy could encourage expansion in Malaysia's existing nuclear-applications programs

  3. Adoption of Agro-forestry Patterns and Crop Systems Around Register 19 Forest Park, Lampung Province, Indonesia

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    Christine Wulandari

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available To return the ecological function of Wan Abdul Rachman Forest Park, it must be involved the role of buffer zone communities living around the forest by optimizing the cultivated land with applying agro-forestry based on socio-economic conditions in the community, such as community preferences and adoption of agro-forestry patterns. Under these conditions it is necessary to hold a study concerning to the level of community preference to the type of plants and the level of adoption, as well as the NPV analysis of the 3 patterns of agro-forestry which are applied by the majority of community around the forest park. Results of the study revealed that there were 3 dominant plant types preferred by the community in the forest park, namely: coffee (30.8%, cacao (35.8%, and rubber (17.4%. Based on these crops, there were 3 agro-forestry patterns practiced by the majority of community in their cultivated land. They were: (1 coffee-cacao-wooden plants, and fruits (47%, (2 rubber-coffee-wooden plants, and fruit (35%, and (3 rubber-cacao-wooden plants, and fruit (18%. The highest personal and social NPVs obtained in the agro-forestry pattern of rubber-coffee-wooded plants, and fruits were IDR4.589.627.36 and IDR6.454.806.01, respectively. To ensure the sustainability of the program, the development of communities living around the forest together with a program of community empowerment in the block of utilization and social forestry in the forest park are recommended to continue, based on the Regional Regulation (PerDa Number. 3/2012.

  4. The effect of Polygonum minus extract on cognitive and psychosocial parameters according to mood status among middle-aged women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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    Shahar S

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Suzana Shahar,1 Ainor Farahin Aziz,2 Siti Nur Arina Ismail,2 Hanis Mastura Yahya,2 Normah Che Din,3 Zahara Abdul Manaf,1 Manal M Badrasawi11Dietetics Programme, 2Nutritional Sciences Programme, 3Health Psychology Programme, School of Healthcare Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaBackground: Polygonum minus (PM or locally known in Malaysia, as “kesum” is rich in micronutrients and natural antioxidants. However, its beneficial effect on outcome associates with oxidative stress including cognitive function is yet to be discovered. We assessed the efficacy of PM extract (LineMinus™ on cognitive function and psychosocial status among middle-aged women in Klang Valley of Malaysia.Methods: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among 35 healthy middle-aged women was performed, and subjects were randomized to receive either 250 mg PM or placebo of 100 mg maltodextrin each were taken twice daily for 6 weeks. Subjects were assessed for neuropsychological test, psychosocial status, and anthropometric at baseline, week 3, and week 6. Biomarkers were also determined at baseline and week 6.Results: The supplementation of PM showed significant intervention effect on Digit Span test (P<0.05 social functioning domain of 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (P<0.05 among subjects with mood disturbance. While, among subjects with good mood, PM supplementation improved Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI for IQ verbal (P=0.016 and Full Scale IQ of WASI (P=0.004. There were no adverse effects reported for the supplementation as indicated using biomarkers, including liver function and clinical symptoms.Conclusion: Supplementation of PM is safe to be consumed for 6 weeks, with potential benefits to attention, short-term memory, improved quality of life, and mood, as well as IQ.Keywords: cognitive function, P. minus, psychosocial, women, phytochemicals, quality of life

  5. Assessing the nutritional status of hospitalized elderly

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Nur Adilah Shuhada Abd Aziz, Nur Islami Mohd Fahmi Teng, Mohd Ramadan Abdul Hamid, Nazrul Hadi Ismail Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia Purpose: The increasing number of elderly people worldwide throughout the years is concerning due to the health problems often faced by this population. This review aims to summarize the nutritional status among hospitalized elderly and the role of the nutritional assessment tools in this issue.Methods: A literature search was performed on six databases using the terms “malnutrition”, “hospitalised elderly”, “nutritional assessment”, “Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA”, “Geriatric Nutrition Risk Index (GNRI”, and “Subjective Global Assessment (SGA”.Results: According to the previous studies, the prevalence of malnutrition among hospitalized elderly shows an increasing trend not only locally but also across the world. Under-recognition of malnutrition causes the number of malnourished hospitalized elderly to remain high throughout the years. Thus, the development of nutritional screening and assessment tools has been widely studied, and these tools are readily available nowadays. SGA, MNA, and GNRI are the nutritional assessment tools developed specifically for the elderly and are well validated in most countries. However, to date, there is no single tool that can be considered as the universal gold standard for the diagnosis of nutritional status in hospitalized patients.Conclusion: It is important to identify which nutritional assessment tool is suitable to be used in this group to ensure that a structured assessment and documentation of nutritional status can be established. An early and accurate identification of the appropriate treatment of malnutrition can be done as soon as possible, and thus, the malnutrition rate among this group can be minimized in the future. Keywords: malnutrition in elderly

  6. Histopathological pattern of pediatric renal diseases: A study from a university hospital in western Saudi Arabia

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    Layla Saleh Abdullah

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available To study the clinical indications and histopathological pattern of renal biopsies and renal resection specimens in the pediatric age group (birth to 17 years in a large academic center in western Saudi Arabia. A retrospective review of the computerized database of the Pathology Department at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital (KAUH was carried out on the final patho-logy reports of all children of the age of 17 years and below who either had ultrasound-guided renal biopsies or partial or total renal resections during the period between January 1995 and December 2008. All the specimens were reported by our pathology department. The most common clinical indication in the study group (242 is nephrotic syndrome (117, 48.3%, fol-lowed by systemic lupus erythromatosis for staging (30, 12.4%, nephritic syndrome (27, 11.1% and renal mass for histological diagnosis (17, 7.0%. The most frequently reported pathological diagnosis was renal glomerulopathies, constituting 183 cases (n = 183, 75.6% of the total number of pathology reports reviewed. Primary glomerulopathies were more common (n = 155, 88.4% than the secondary ones (n = 28, 11.6%. The second most common pediatric renal pathology in this study was renal neoplasms (14, 5.7%. Vascular renal diseases and renal glomerulosclerosis ranked as the third pathological diagnosis in order of frequency in this study, with ten cases (10, 4.1%. The most common clinical indication for renal tissue sampling in this study is nephrotic syndrome and the most frequently detected pathology is glomerulonephritis. Larger multicentre studies are needed to further study pediatric nephropathies.

  7. Molecular testing of human papillomavirus in cervical specimens

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    Gazzaz, Faten Salah B.

    2007-01-01

    Objective was to improve the diagnosis of cervical neoplasia by early detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) in uterine cervix, by adding molecular testing of HPV using hybrid capture 2 (HC2) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to Papanicoalou (Pap) test. One hundred women were enrolled in this study. The mean age (mean+-SD) was 41.97+- 8.76 years and range was 27-65 years. All women had undergone cervical cytological screening with cervical cytology, HPV DNA testing by HC2 and PCR, during the period from January to December 2006, at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital (KAAUH) and King Fahd research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The results were obtained by HC2 for detection of HPV were 5(5%) high-risk HPV, one low-risk HPV (1%) and 94(94%) negative cases. The PCR detected only 4(4%) cases. Using the HC2 test as a reference, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive, negative predictive values and accuracy of base line Pap were 50, 85, 17.7, 96.4 and 83%; of final Pap smear were 100, 96.8, 66.7, 100, and 97% and for PCR were 66.7, 100, 100, 97.9 and 98%. The Pap test was repeated within a year for patients with abnormal Pap test with positive HPV DNA. Combined screening by cytology and HPV testing using both HC2 and PCR sensitively detects women with existing disease. The absence of HPV DNA provides reassurance that patients are unlikely to develop cancer for several years. We suggest using Pap with HC2 and PCR in screening programs to ensure that women with the double negative result at baseline might safely be screened at longer intervals. (author)

  8. Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis--a diagnostic challenge.

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    Jetley, Sujata; Rana, Safia; Khan, Rehan Nabi; Jairajpuri, Zeeba Shamim

    2012-11-01

    Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is a benign, uncommon variant of chronic cholecystitis characterised by focal or diffuse destructive inflammation of the gall bladder. The present study was undertaken to analyse the clinical presentation, pre-operative imaging, intra-operative findings and histological features of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis and the results compared with those in the literature. Thirteen histologically confirmed cases of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis were identified from the retrospective analysis of the patient records of 217 cholecystectomies performed during the period January 2011 to March 2012 at the Hakeem Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital, New Delhi. The clinical, radiological and operative details of these patients have been analysed. The incidence of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis was 6% and age range was between 25 and 62 years with a mean age of 40.3 years. A female: male ratio was 1.6:1. Chronic right upper quadrant pain was the most common clinical presentation. In 2 patients, a gall bladder carcinoma was suspected radiologically as well as clinically, but was later disproved on histology. Abdominal ultrasound scan showed marked thickening of the gall bladder wall in 11 cases (84.6%). Laproscopic procedure required conversion to an open procedure in 8 patients (61.5% conversion rate). Histologically focal or diffuse inflammation with foamy histiocytes, inflammatory cells, giant cells and fibroblasts in varying proportion were seen. Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is an unusual destructive inflammatory process, characterised by severe fibrosis and gall bladder wall thickening presenting as a gall bladder mass that mimics gall bladder carcinoma. The pre- and intra-operative differential diagnosis of the disease still remains a challenge to the practising surgeon and histological assessment of all gall bladders excised for xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is critical, considering the occasional coexistence with gall bladder

  9. THE CONCEPT OF 1MALAYSIA FROM ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES

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    Amini Amir ABDULLAH

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    Full Text Available The 1Malaysia concept (People First, Performance Now is a vision introduced by the sixth Malaysian Prime Minister YAB. Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak on 3 rd of April 2009 soon after his sworn-in ceremony. The 1Malaysia concept protects the rights of all ethnic groups in the country and is able to bring Malaysia forward. The concept of 1Malaysia does not stray a single inch from the provisions of the Federal Constitution or the Rukun Negara (Five Pillars of the nation. The opposition parties claimed that they have introduced earlier the so called Middle Malaysia vision (originally from their Malaysian Malaysia slogan. Actually they were worried that the 1Malaysia concept has been accepted by most ethnic groups in Malaysia and there was a renewed spirit among the people to bring the country to greater heights. The government wants the Malaysian people to adopt th e attitude of acceptance instead of tolerance. This is because tolerance carried a connotation that people were too much exposed to a painful or unpleasant condition because of their religious and ethnic differences whereas acceptance meant all Malaysians accepted and understood the diversity of Malaysian multiracial society which was a greatest source of strength. A very determined effort by the multiracial society will ensure that all citizens of Malaysia either the rich or poor will achieve real accept ance and integration. Malaysians should accept the reality and conditi on of its multiracial society and various faiths. The Malays should honour the non-Malays as equal to their rights in the constitution and to deal with them honestly. What is interesting however is that a lot of what Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib clarified was blended with Islamic teachings and religious ideas. This paper covers major elements of the 1Malaysia concept with its values and outlines the challenges faced by Malaysian multiracial society in adapting the 1Malaysia concept.

  10. Visible-light-responsive ZnCuO nanoparticles: benign photodynamic killers of infectious protozoans

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    Full Text Available Akhtar Nadhman,1,2 Samina Nazir,2 Malik Ihsanullah Khan,1 Attiya Ayub,2,3 Bakhtiar Muhammad,3 Momin Khan,1 Dilawar Farhan Shams,4 Masoom Yasinzai1,5 1Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2Nanosciences and Catalysis Division, National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Department of Chemistry, Hazara University, Dhodial, Pakistan; 4Department of Environmental Sciences, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, Pakistan; 5Center of Interdisciplinary Research, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan Abstract: Human beings suffer from several infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and protozoans. Recently, there has been a great interest in developing biocompatible nanostructures to deal with infectious agents. This study investigated benign ZnCuO nanostructures that were visible-light-responsive due to the resident copper in the lattice. The nanostructures were synthesized through a size-controlled hot-injection process, which was adaptable to the surface ligation processes. The nanostructures were then characterized through transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, diffused reflectance spectroscopy, Rutherford backscattering, and photoluminescence analysis to measure crystallite nature, size, luminescence, composition, and band-gap analyses. Antiprotozoal efficiency of the current nanoparticles revealed the photodynamic killing of Leishmania protozoan, thus acting as efficient metal-based photosensitizers. The crystalline nanoparticles showed good biocompatibility when tested for macrophage toxicity and in hemolysis assays. The study opens a wide avenue for using toxic material in resident nontoxic forms as an effective antiprotozoal treatment. Keywords: zinc oxide, nanoparticles, doping, photodynamic therapy, Leishmania

  11. Shu'ubiyya Thoughts of Muwallads in Andalusia: The Causes and Contexts

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    Full Text Available Abstract Muwallads (native neo-Muslims were one of the groups that played an important role in political and social changes during the reign of the Umayyads of Andalusia. By conversion to Islam, they called for equal rights with the Arab minority. However, political exclusion, poverty, and economic pressure, social and racial discrimination applied against them by the Arab Umayyad rulers provided the context of their rebellion. Initially, most Muwallads began military struggle against the reign to obtain their rights. The conditions almost changed by the beginning of the third Abul Al-Rahman’s governance (imprinted, 912-961 AD, and the peaceful politics as well as ethnic and religious tolerance of Abdul Nasser, the Umayyad caliph and his son, the second sentence (imprinted; 961-972 AD made opportunities for Muwallads to participate in political and social structures of Andalusia society. However, in the meantime, some of them emphasizing their ethnic identity did cultural and intellectual activities in the form of praising and advocating talent and ability of non- Arab against Arabs’ racial prejudice and racial superiority. In addition, gradually, with the weakness of the Umayyad rule in Andalusia and the formation of independent states, the defensive mode changed into offensive and explicit denial of the Arab’s race by the Muwallads that culminated in the Shu’ubiyya treatise of Ibn Garasiah.   Using an analytical approach, this article is intended, first, to examine the causes and context of the formation of Shu’ubiyya thoughts in Andalusia and then to survey the method and quality of writing treatises and writings of Shu’ubiyya at the end of Umayyad rule.

  12. Investigation of in vivo potential of scorpion venom against skin tumorigenesis in mice via targeting markers associated with cancer development

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    Full Text Available Abdulrahman K Al Asmari, Abdul Quaiyoom Khan Research Centre, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world in spite of the advances made in its management. In this study, we investigated the in vivo antitumorigenic potential of the venom obtained from a medically important scorpion species Leiurus quinquestriatus on chemically induced skin cancer in mice. Animals were divided into five groups, with 13 animals in each group. All the treatments were given topically on the shaved dorsal surface of the skin. Animals in Group 1 received vehicle only (0.2 mL acetone. Moreover, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA, 400 nmol per mouse was applied to all the animals in the remaining four groups. After 1 week, different concentrations of venom (17.5 µg, 35 µg, and 52.5 µg per animal were applied to each animal in the Groups III–V. Thirty minutes after the application of venom, croton oil was applied on the same position where venom was administered to the animals of Groups III–V. Animals in Group II were treated as the positive control (without venom and received croton oil as in Groups III–V. The findings of this study revealed that venom extract of L. quinquestriatus inhibits DMBA + croton oil-induced mouse skin tumor incidence and tumor multiplicity. Venom treatment also decreased the expression of proinflammatory cytokines. Immunohistochemistry results showed a downregulation of the expression of molecular markers such as Ki-67, nuclear factor kappa-B, cyclooxygenase-2, B-cell lymphoma-2, and vascular endothelial growth factor, in venom-treated animals. Our findings suggest that the venom of L. quinquestriatus possesses in vivo anticancer potential and may be used in the development of anticancer molecules. Keywords: Leiurus quinquestriatus, skin cancer, apoptosis, immunosuppression

  13. Long term results of pyeloplasty in adults

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    Tayib, Abdul Malik

    2004-01-01

    To determine the presenting systems, complications, stone coincidence in adult patients with primary ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction seen at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are also reporting the success rate and long term results of adult pyeloplasty. We reviewed the records of 34 patients who underwent 37 pyeloplasty operations during the period January 1992 through to June 2002. The preoperative radiological diagnosis made by intravenous urogram or renal isotopes scan. We excluded from our study patients with previous history of passage of stones, renal or ureteral surgeries, large renal pelvis stone that may cause UPJ obstruction or abnormalities that may lead to secondry UPJ obstruction such as vesicoureteral reflux. There were 28 male patients and 8 females, their age varied between 16 and 51-years, the mean age was 36.1 years, and 18 (52.9%) patients had concomitant renal stones. Ispsilateral split renal function improved by 3-7% post pyeloplasty in 23 patients, while in one patient the function stayed the same, and in another patient the split function reduced by 4%. T1/2 renal isotopes washout time became less than 15 minutes in 19 patients and less than 20 minutes in 6 patients. Intravenous urogram revealed disappearence of the obstruction at UPJ in 7 patients while in 2 patients it became poorly functioning. Anderson Hynes pyeloplasty is an excellent procedure for treating UPJ obstruction in adults. Our success rate is comparable to the international repoted rates, while our study revealed a higher incidence of concomitant renal stones than the international studies. (author)

  14. Silver/poly (lactic acid nanocomposites: preparation, characterization, and antibacterial activity

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    Kamyar Shameli

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Kamyar Shameli1, Mansor Bin Ahmad1, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus1, Nor Azowa Ibrahim1, Russly Abdul Rahman2, Maryam Jokar2,3, Majid Darroudi41Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 3Department of Food Technology, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Damghan, Iran; 4Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, MalaysiaAbstract: In this study, antibacterial characteristic of silver/poly (lactic acid nanocomposite (Ag/PLA-NC films was investigated, while silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs were synthesized into biodegradable PLA via chemical reduction method in diphase solvent. Silver nitrate and sodium borohydride were respectively used as a silver precursor and reducing agent in the PLA, which acted as a polymeric matrix and stabilizer. Meanwhile, the properties of Ag/PLA-NCs were studied as a function of the Ag-NP weight percentages (8, 16, and 32 wt% respectively, in relation to the use of PLA. The morphology of the Ag/PLA-NC films and the distribution of the Ag-NPs were also characterized. The silver ions released from the Ag/PLA-NC films and their antibacterial activities were scrutinized. The antibacterial activities of the Ag/PLA-NC films were examined against Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus by diffusion method using Muller–Hinton agar. The results indicated that Ag/PLA-NC films possessed a strong antibacterial activity with the increase in the percentage of Ag-NPs in the PLA. Thus, Ag/PLA-NC films can be used as an antibacterial scaffold for tissue engineering and medical application.Keywords: antibacterial activity, silver nanoparticles, biodegradable, poly (lactic acid, Muller–Hinton agar.

  15. A cross-sectional online survey of compulsive internet use and mental health of young adults in Malaysia

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    Nizar A. M. Kutty

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The last decade has seen the emergence of the internet as the prime communication medium changing the way people live and interact. Studies from various countries have reported on internet addiction and its association with mental health, but none have come from Malaysia. Objectives: We aimed at assessing the frequency of the use of various internet applications and exploring the association of compulsive internet use with mental health and socio-demographic factors. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was carried out among participants registered for the monthly opinion poll survey of University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. The questionnaire contained socio-demographic information, the use of various internet applications on a five-point Likert scale, compulsive internet use scale (CIUS and 12 item general health questionnaire (GHQ-12. Correlations and linear regression analyzes were carried out. Results: Of the 330 respondents, 182 were females and 148 were males. The mean age was 23.17 (SD = 3.84. Mean CIUS score was 19.85 (SD = 10.57 and mean GHQ score was 15.47 (SD = 6.29. Correlation coefficients of CIUS score with age, years of use and daily hours of internet use were −0.118 (P = 0.03, −0.014 (P = 0.81 and 0.242 (P < 0.001 respectively. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that age (β = −0.111, P = 0.033 and marital status (β = −0.124, P = 0.018 were negatively associated with CIUS scores whereas daily hours of internet use (β = 0.269, P = 0.001 and GHQ score (β = 0.259, P = 0.001 were positively associated with the CIUS score. Conclusions: Compulsive internet use was correlated with GHQ score. More research is needed to confirm our results. Psychologists may consider assessing internet addiction when evaluating young psychiatric patients.

  16. Population-Based Genetic Study of β-Thalassemia Mutations in Mardan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.

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    Muhammad, Raj; Shakeel, Muhammad; Rehman, Shoaib U; Lodhi, Muhammad A

    2017-03-01

    β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is the most prevalent hereditary blood disorder in Pakistan with a carrier rate of 5.0-8.0%. The homozygous affected children require frequent blood transfusions for their survival. This autosomal recessive disease can only be prevented through awareness programs, carrier screening, mutation detection, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis (PND). The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of various mutations causing β-thal and also to detect carriers of these mutations in families living in the Mardan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan. The study was conducted at the Department of Biochemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan. Blood samples of β-thalassemic families were collected from various transfusion centers in Mardan Division. Using the amplification refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction (ARMS-PCR) technique, all samples were analyzed for the six most common mutations causing β-thal in this area. Six different mutant primers for the detection of different mutations were used. The most common mutations detected in thalassemic patients were frameshift codons (FSC) 8/9 (+G) (HBB: c.27_28insG), codons 41/42 (-TTCT) (HBB: c.126_129delCTTT), and IVS-I-5 (G>C) (HBB: c.92+5G>C). The predominant mutation for carrying the mutant genes for β-thal were FSC 8/9, IVS-I-5, codons 41/42, IVS-I-1. It was also found that 66.7% of marriages were consanguineous. The FSC 8/9 mutation was found to be the most common β-thal mutation with a frequency of 44.4%. This research project provides a strong incentive for the establishment of large scale mutation detection and PND services in the Mardan Division.

  17. Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional differences in learning preferences among Malaysian medical and health sciences students

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    REBECCA S.Y. WONG

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The learner-centred approach in medical and health sciences education makes the study of learning preferences relevant and important. This study aimed to investigate the interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, gender and racial differences in the preferred learning styles among Malaysian medical and health sciences students in three Malaysian universities, namely SEGi University (SEGi, University of Malaya (UM and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR. It also investigated the differences in the preferred learning styles of these students between high achievers and non-high achievers. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on medical and health sciences students from three Malaysian universities following the approval of the Research and Ethics Committee, SEGi University. Purposive sampling was used and the preferred learning styles were assessed using the VARK questionnaire. The questionnaire was validated prior to its use. Three disciplines (medicine, pharmacy and dentistry were chosen based on their entry criteria and some similarities in their course structure. The three participating universities were Malaysian universities with a home-grown undergraduate entry medical program and students from a diverse cultural and socioeconomic background. The data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS software, version 22. VARK subscale scores were expressed as mean±standard deviation. Comparisons of the means were carried out using t-test or ANOVA. A p value of 0.05. Conclusion: This study gives an insight into the learner characteristics of more than one medical school in Malaysia. Such multi-institutional studies are lacking in the published literature and this study gives a better representation of the current situation in the learning preferences among medical students in Malaysia.

  18. Pharmacogenomics in osteoporosis: Steps toward personalized medicine

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    Robert Greene

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Robert Greene1, Shaymaa S Mousa, Mohamed Ardawi2, Mohamed Qari2, Shaker A Mousa11The Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY, USA; 2Center of Excellence in Osteoporosis Research, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaAbstract: Osteoporosis is a complicated and preventable disease with major morbidity complications that affects millions of people. In the last 15 years, there have been numerous studies and research in the new fields of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics related to osteoporosis. Numerous “candidate genes” have been identified and have been found to be associated with osteoporosis as well as the treatment of osteoporosis. Many studies have found conflicting results on different polymorphisms and whether or not they are related to bone mineral density and osteoporosis. There is a need for larger and better designed pharmacogenomic studies related to osteoporosis incorporating a greater variety of candidate genes. The evaluation of osteoporosis and fracture risk is moving from a risk stratification approach to a more individualized approach, in which an individual’s absolute risk of fracture is evaluable as a constellation of the individual’s environmental exposure and genetic makeup. Therefore, the identification of gene variants associated with osteoporosis phenotypes or response to therapy might help individualize the prognosis, treatment, and prevention of fracture. This review focuses on major candidate genes and what needs to be done to take the genetics of osteoporosis and incorporate them into the pharmacogenomics of the management of osteoporosis.Keywords: pharmacogenomics, osteoporosis, VDR, ER-alpha, CYP19 Gene, LRP5, COLIA1, polymorphisms, genetics

  19. Treatment of natural mammary gland tumors in canines and felines using gold nanorods-assisted plasmonic photothermal therapy to induce tumor apoptosis

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Moustafa R K Ali,1 Ibrahim M Ibrahim,2,† Hala R Ali,2,3 Salah A Selim,2 Mostafa A El-Sayed1,4 1School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Laser Dynamics Laboratory, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Cairo, Egypt; 3Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI, Dokki, Giza, Egypt; 4School of Chemistry, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia †Ibrahim M Ibrahim passed away on August 23, 2015 Abstract: Plasmonic photothermal therapy (PPTT is a cancer therapy in which gold nanorods are injected at the site of a tumor before near-infrared light is transiently applied to the tumor causing localized cell death. Previously, PPTT studies have been carried out on xenograft mice models. Herein, we report a study showing the feasibility of PPTT as applied to natural tumors in the mammary glands of dogs and cats, which more realistically represent their human equivalents at the molecular level. We optimized a regime of three low PPTT doses at 2-week intervals that ablated tumors mainly via apoptosis in 13 natural mammary gland tumors from seven animals. Histopathology, X-ray, blood profiles, and comprehensive examinations were used for both the diagnosis and the evaluation of tumor statuses before and after treatment. Histopathology results showed an obvious reduction in the cancer grade shortly after the first treatment and a complete regression after the third treatment. Blood tests showed no obvious change in liver and kidney functions. Similarly, X-ray diffraction showed no metastasis after 1 year of treatment. In conclusion, our study suggests the feasibility of applying the gold nanorods-PPTT on natural tumors in dogs and cats without any relapse or toxicity effects after 1 year of treatment. Keywords: gold nanorods, natural mammary tumors, plasmonic photothermal therapy, canine, feline

  20. The impact of development o f the special coordination abilities on the general skill ability for table tennis juniors under 12 years old

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    Shawkat Gaber Radwan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Indicates each of Muhama d Allawi (2002, Essam Abdul Khaliq (2003, and Walf Droge (2002 that the coordination abilities are closely related to the development of technical motor skills, and that pra ctitioner athletic activity which determines the quality of this abilities should be developed, where the player can not master the technical skills in the special activity in case lack of special coordination abilities for this activity. Both Manf red Must er (1986, Jürgen Schmicker (2000, Wolfgang and others (2000 and Wohlgefahrt, Karlheinz (2004 refers that the special coordination abilities for table tennis include each of: 1 - The motor adaptation and adjustment ability, 2 - The ability to differentiat e , 3 - reaction speed ability, 4 - orientation ability, 5 - balance ability, 6 - coupling ability, 7 - The ability to sense the rhythm. The aim of this study is design training program to development the special coordination abilities of table tennis and identi fies the impact of this program on the general skill ability for table tennis juniors under 12 years old. The researcher used the experimental method into two groups one experimental and the other control group the strength of each of them is 8 of table te nnis juniors in Ismailia city in Egypt. The duration of the program is three months, three training units a week the duration of each training unit is 90 minutes. The most important results of this study was the training program led to improvement the spec ial coordination abilities of table tennis for the experimental group, which led to high level of the general skill ability in table tennis for the experimental group more than the control group .