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Association between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Severity and Platelet Values

To investigate the association between platelet values and COPD severity using linear variables in order to better explain and explore these correlations.
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Development of a Global Ergonomic Index Based on MSDs Risks, Psycho-Social Factors and the Work Environment: Case of a Clothing Company

The clothing industry is a field full of occupational diseases such as MSDs which are widely recognized in the wrists, hands, elbows, neck and lower back due to poor posture. Several studies have emphasized the importance of preventive actions to reduce the risk of occupational diseases.
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Analysis on Clinical Features and Risk Factors of Death in Yunnan with Acute Mushroom Poisoning

Mushroom poisoning has become a global public health problem. However, effective treatment of toadstool poisoning and risk factors evaluation are a trouble for clinicians. A total of 137 mushroom poisoning cases were reported, of which 70 (52%) were female. Mortality was 13.1% (18). A latency of ≥6 h was seen in 87 cases (63.50%), with a mortality of 89% (16). Direct bilirubin (DB) ≥34.2 μmol/L was seen in 16 patients, and 124 cases (90.0%) occurred from June to August (summer).
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Case Report: Severe Sequelae of Sleep Disorders

We report 2 cases of severe injuries in patients with sleep disorders. The first patient sustained multiple orthopedic traumas as sequelae of REM sleep behavior disorders (RBD). The second patient sustained a severe TBI as a result of restless legs syndrome (RLS). To our knowledge, there are only 2 reported cases of severe orthopedic traumas (cervical spine fractures) as a result of RBD and no reported cases of severe TBI from RLS.
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Exploring the Hematological Disorders among Normotensive, Prehypertensive and Hypertensive in an Adult Population

To explore the disorders in the hematological index among normotensive, prehypertensive and hypertensive patients and help detect the predictive and preventive factors of hypertension-related complications. A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted from January to December 2018 on a total of 3000 study participants classified as hypertensive (HTN, blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg), prehypertensive (PHTN, blood pressure =120-139/80-89 mmHg), and normotensive (NTN, blood pressure <120/80 mmHg) with 1000 participants in each group. Cross tabulation and Chi-square tests were used for categorical variables. The Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U-test were used to compare the difference between groups.
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Formulation and In-vitro Characterization of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Loaded Fast Dissolving Oral Film Using HPMC 15CPS and HPMC K4M

Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (FH), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is a drug of choice in depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, etc. Though tablet, capsules, oral solution, or syrup are currently available conventional dosage form of FH, modified or immediate-release formulations for fast onset of action is of utmost importance.
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A Case of Frosted-Branch Angiitis Associated with Poststreptococcal Uveitis Syndrome

The case was a 7-year-old girl who had complained of bilateral blurry vision for 1 week. Five weeks earlier, she suffered from a flu-like episode with fever, sore throat, and skin rash, and received an irregular dose of oral amoxicillin for 4 days after a diagnosis of scarlet fever. Our clinical examination revealed bilateral panuveitis with frosted-branch angiitis.
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Production and Stabilization of Biomass Derived Bio-Oil using Non-Catalytic Pyrolysis Approach

Considering high demand of exploring clean and sustainable source of energy worldwide, biomass derived green bioenergy has tremendous potential. Amongst all possible ways of biomass processing to derive bio-fuels, the biomass pyrolysis is highly preferred thermochemical process that converts the biomass to bio-oil. In our present work, the noncatalytic pyrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass samples (sawdust, rice straw and cotton stalk) was successfully carried out using in-house developed fixed bed pyrolytic reactor.
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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Adults in the Selected Towns of Western Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

The risk of overweight and/ or obesity is one of the increasing conditions worldwide touching both the developed and developing countries. It is becoming much devastating specially in town population. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of overweight/obesity and the associated risk factors among adults residing in the selected towns of western part of Ethiopia.
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Plasma Exchange for Neuroborreliosis Associated with Guillain Barre Syndrome

Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a rare infectious disorder of the nervous system caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes. Different neurological conditions were reported in the disease.
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Assessment of Cyanide Concentrations in Cassava Peels obtained at different levels of Processing for Resource Reuse

Cassava processing is a year-round activity in Nigeria, especially in southern part and Ibadan city. The wastes generated by the various processing industries are enormous. Cassava peels are a major residue of processing to prepare various food products. The cassava peels have high concentration of cyanide which has toxic and polluting effects. It is therefore important that the peels are properly processed or pre-treated to reduce the cyanide content before using them as livestock feed which is a common practice among livestock rearers.
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The Comparison between the Effect of Action Observation and that of Bimanual Movement in Chronic Hemiplegia

Various interventions have been investigated for the purpose of regaining the limited ADL of chronic stroke hemiplegia. However the application of intervention depending on motor function is still unclear.
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Nutrition State and Fertilization of Fusarium Wilt Resistant Banana (Zhongjiao No. 9)

To apply fertilizer rationally during promotion of Zhongjiao No.9 being a fusarium wilt resistant new variety, dry matter (DM) and NPK in four organs of the banana were tested. Average fresh and dry weight (FW and DW) of No.9 were 145.35±6.42 and 18.18± 0.70 kg plant-1.
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Adsorption Kinetics and Mass Balance Mathematical Model of Monoethanolamine Surface-Modified Palm Shell Activated Carbon for Carbon Dioxide Dynamic Adsorption in Fixed Bed Column

Dynamic adsorption kinetics results indicated that monoethanolamine-carbon dioxide (MEA-CO2) reaction in fixed bed column packed with MEA-impregnated activated carbon (AC) particles is pseudo first order reaction.
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To Evaluate the Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Distraction Osteogenesis by Evaluating Qualitative Estimation of Bone Fill at Regeneration site and Management of Severe Mandibular Hypoplasia Secondary to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Case Report

Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) is an established method for correction of developmental anomaly of the facial skeleton. The early beginning of urgent surgical corrections are allowed in smaller age as even small children suffering from bilateral severe mandibular deficiency who are often associated with breathing and swallowing disorder caused by glossoptosis.
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Recent Developments in Human Odor Detection Technologies

Human odor detection technologies have drawn attention due to the wide possibility of potential applications they open up in areas such as biometrics, criminal investigation and forensics, search for survivors under rubble, and security checkpoint screening. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has been the most successful and powerful analytical approach developed to date for human odor analysis, and hundreds of human odorants have been identified using this tool.
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Electronic-nose Applications in Forensic Science and for Analysis of Volatile Biomarkers in the Human Breath

The application of electronic-nose (E-nose) technologies in forensic science is a recent new development following a long history of progress in the development of diverse applications in the related biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Data from forensic analyses must satisfy the needs and requirements of both the scientific and legal communities. The type of data collected from electronic-nose devices provides a means of identifying specific types of information about the chemical nature of evidentiary objects and samples under investigation using aroma signature profiles of complex gaseous mixtures containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from manufactured products and parts of the human body. E-nose analyses also provide useful qualitative information about the physicochemical characteristics and metabolic conditions of human subjects without the need for time-consuming analyses to identify all chemical components in human-derived volatile mixtures.
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Analysis of Sweat Simulant Mixtures using Multiplexed Arrays of DNA-Carbon Nanotube Vapor Sensors

Carbon nanotube (NT) based electronic vapor sensors were tested against synthetic sweat solutions, consisting of 13 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in saline, in order to probe the device ability to analyze and differentiate vapors derived from complex biological samples.
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Characteristic Human Scent Compounds Trapped on Natural and Synthetic Fabrics as analyzed by SPME-GC/MS

The collection of human odor volatiles is of interest to forensic applications as a path to investigate canine scent discriminations in legal investigations. A study using a selected array of previously identified human odor compounds has been conducted to determine the retention and release capabilities of five (5) natural and synthetic fabric types, cotton (mercerized fabric and gauze matrix), polyester, rayon and wool.
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Preparation of Large Area Anodic Alumina Membranes and their Application to Thin Film Fuel Cell

The design of an electrochemical reactor for the preparation of self-supported comparatively thin (up to 10 μm) and large area (up to 50 cm2) anodic alumina membranes is described allowing growth of porous alumina at high applied potential (up to 150 V) without burning.
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Fabrication of Vertical Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanowire Arrays by Two-Step Electroplating Method into Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template

Vertical Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanowire arrays have been synthesized via two-step electroplating method into anodized aluminum oxide template. For deposition of CZTS nanowires, anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) was used as the growth mask for the growth of the nanowires. AAO templates with hole sizes of 70 nm in diameter were used in the experiments.
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Synthesis of BaTiO3 Nanowires via Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template Method Assisted by Vacuum-and-Drop Loading

In this paper, we report on the synthesis of BaTiO3 nanowires via the anodic aluminum oxide template method. To fill in the precursors of BaTiO3 into anodic aluminum oxide templates, the vacuum and drop loading method developed in our previous study was used. Ba(CH3COO)2 (barium acetate) and C12H28O4Ti (tetraisopropyl orthotitanate) were used as Ba and Ti sources, respectively. Anodic aluminum oxide membranes with the through-hole diameter of ~200 nm were used as the template for BaTiO3 nanowires.
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Michael R Hamblin

Professor
Laser Research Centre Health Sciences
University of Johyannesburg
South Africa

Viorica Lopez-Avila

Research Scientist
Agilent Technologies
United States

NAJLAA M. ALAMOUDI

Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

MOHAMED AMIN EL GOHARY

Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Burjeel hospital
UAE

Pasquale Russo

Department of Science of Agriculture
Food and Environment
University of Foggia
Italy

Robert A. Browne

Professor
Department of Biology
Wake Forest University
United States

Clemente Maia S. Fernandes

Professor
Sao Paulo State University
Araraquara, Sau Paulo
Brazil

ZHANG XUE-HONG

Professor and Executive Dean
School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China

Yadigar Imamverdiyev

Institute of Information Technology
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Azerbaijan

Ramesh C. Gupta

Professor of Chemistry
School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD)
Nagaland University
India
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