Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Getting to Health through Integrative Practices: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers


Abstract


Traditional medical practitioners far outnumber practitioners of allopathic medicine in most parts of the South World. They are thus, de facto, the world’s most popular form of primary care. This chapter discusses the re-emergence of traditional/integrative1 healthcare around the world. Within ‘post’-colonial societies, traditional health knowledge has re-emerged in the context of nationalist struggles for independence and a growing interest in natural health care, amongst other trends. As South World people2 become more self-reliant, interest in indigenous health practices develops. Concomitantly, as critiques of allopathic medicine’s side-effects develop, interest in natural and spiritual forms of healthcare grows. However, those who can access allopathic care almost always choose to blend it with traditional medicine. This chapter critically explores the fundamental concept of and the increasing popularity of integrative healthcare practices particularly within South World societies. We touch on the re-integration of traditional and modern health knowledge and how this trend is simultaneously occurring all over the planet. While colonialism negatively impacted the work of traditional medical practitioners Shroff et al. [1], in contemporary times, youth as well as elderly people are digging deep into their roots to find answers to modern problems. It is challenging to piece together bits of verbal knowledge handed from one generation to the next so gaps in knowledge inevitably exist. Regardless, knowledge evolves, and changes are made to virtually all practices as a result. As new diseases and problems arise, wholistic health care is trying to adapt to these challenges. Blending the evolved practices of integrated healthcare with modern day conceptualizations of body and mind, today’s wholistic health practitioners have a much better toolkit than they ever had. This bodes well for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation of societies around the world.


An Acupuncture Prescription Suggested for Treating Primary Dysmenorrhea: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers




Abstract
Primary dysmenorrhea (PM) is the issue that needs attention because most of the women during reproductive age are affected with it, causing discomfort in daily life. Acupuncture has been seen as an alternative therapy and been considered “essential health benefits” in the western countries with more and more popularity, which has confirmed TCM and acupuncture effective as Western medications for PM. However, all the TCM and acupuncture must follow pattern identification for the best results.





The Study of Parameters and Reliability of Low-intensity Irrigation in the Conditions of Azerbaijan: (OAJESS)-Lupine publishers


In recent years, both in the Republic and in the CIS and far abroad are developing low-intensity stationary systems of irrigation, consisting of Micro Sprinklers, impulsive actions, aerosol auto oscillatory action sprinkling irrigation, auto oscillatory action auto oscillatory action combined, the drip, drip pulsing and a number of others. This is because low irrigation system has a number of significant advantages over other methods of irrigation. Especially promising the creation of automated sprinkling systems impulse machines, combined, auto oscillatory action stepper auto oscillatory action rocker type, pulse-airborne apparatus auto oscillatory action, etc. It should be noted that these systems allow to reduce the capital cost of their construction, also ensure the principle as “sprinkling” or “drip” in condition of daily water use plants. That is to create optimal conditions for the growth and development of plants during their growing season.

About the Trigemino-Cardiac Reflex, their Association with Sleep Bruxism and the Reason Why Clinicians Treating Sb Should Consider a Careful Examination in Order to Decide Properly How to Adequately Follow these Patients: (OJNBD) - Lupine Publishers







Although well established as a neurogenic reflex pursuing a cardiovascular protective control in physiological conditions, trigemino-cardiac reflex (TCR) mechanisms and its clinical significance remains unclear This powerful brainstem oxygen-conserving autonomic reflex usually manifests as sudden onset of hemodynamic changes on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) and has been associated to arrhytmias, asystole, apnea and disturbed gastric mobility [1].

Physiology of Sleep and Clinical Characteristics: (OJNBD) - Lupine Publishers





Physiology of Sleep and Clinical Characteristics by Miranda Nava Gabriel in Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders in Lupine Publishers

Sleep is defined as a natural decrease in the perception [1] of the external environment that occurs periodically and reversibly, but retaining a certain degree of reactivity towards the environment and autonomous functions [2]. Sleep is considered an active process of biological, cyclical and, it is essential for survival. Most adults require an amount of sleep between 7-8 hours per day; however, there are individual variations regarding the schedule, duration, and internal structure of the dream [3].

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Sleep Problems and Road Accidents: (OJNBD) - Lupine Publishers







Traffic accidents are considered a public health problem and demonstrate several causative factors that include sleep deprivation, hours and hours of driving without rest, drugs with sedative action (anxiolytics, hypnotics, tricyclic antidepressants and antihistamines), sleep disorders (SAOS, narcolepsy), and alcohol consumption. There is a growing concern regarding Health and Safety in the Transport Sector with respect to drivers who, in their work performance, show a high risk of incidents due to drowsiness. Numerous studies show excessive sleepiness in public service drivers due to changes in the circadian rhythm and a high frequency of OSAS [1]. Excessive sleepiness and sleep deprivation are considered high risk factors for the development of suicidal ideation and behaviour.

The Importance of A Good Sleep” (or Also of Why the Pope Should Learn to Give Habits to Their Children) : (OJNBD) - Lupine Publishers







Since we become parents at the same time we become a mirror of the potential actions that our children can carry out; do not be surprised when we see our children raving at very early stages when watching a football match when we do it religiously on each Sunday, with its respective repetition on cable TV, the summary in “action” or even the controversy in “the move”. It also repeats the fact that to be drinkers or smokers our offspring by imitation do so with the typical conscience of “...if he can, why do not me ...?” And we believe that there is a genetic factor, which explains it, when the cry of the example is so strong that it silences the other voices of science.

http://lupinepublishers.com/neurology-brain-disorders-journal/pdf/OJNBD.MS.ID.000112.pdf

Understand the Insomnium: (OJNBD) - Lupine Publishers




In the international classification of sleep disorders we place insomnia as the first point, which we define as the inability to initiate, maintain or even consolidate sleep; this is best explained in the following paragraphs. When we arrived at the bed we put on our sleepwear, some pyjamas, other rompers, and the least with underwear to feel comfortable; the TV goes off, we kiss good night and turn off the light, and that’s when it starts, if man, that difficulty to fall asleep immediately, to see the roof, hear the horn of the passing truck and not be able to finish that moment of every day; and go that one despairs, we get bad and the time passes until eleven or even twelve, even more, of the night and that is when we can finally close our eyes, which I do not even tell dear reader the obviousness of the next day he is sleepy during working hours; it is what is called insomnia of onset.

Pupil Functions in Diabetes Mellitus (TOOAJ)- Lupine Publishers




Pupil is innervated by autonomic nerve system. As a result, its dimension or actions well reflects the autonomic nervous system function. Pupillary autonomic neuropathy is considered an early symptom of the development of systemic autonomic neuropathy. Pupil tests present suitable and easy methods for evaluation of autonomic nervous system function. Most patients with autonomic nervous system disorders show data of sympathetic or parasympathetic deficits in the pupil, and these findings can be detected using a combination of clinical signs, pupillometric and pharmacological tests.






Temporal and Spatial Variability of Global Upper Ocean Freshwater Content (MAOPS)- Lupine Publishers



Observational salinity data from the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) are used to identify temporal and spatial variability of the upper ocean freshwater content (FWC). First, the optimal spectral decomposition (OSD) is used to build up monthly synoptic temperature and salinity data set from January 1990 to December 2009 on 1o×1o grids and the same 33 vertical levels as the World Ocean Atlas 2005. Then, the monthly varying upper layer FWC fields (F) with four different layer thicknesses (surface to 50, 100, 300, and 700 m depths) are obtained. Second, a composite analysis is conducted to obtain the totaltime mean FWC field ( F ) and the mean annual FWC variability ( F ), which is found an order of magnitude smaller than F . Third, an empirical orthogonal function (EOF) method is conducted on the residue data ( ˆF ), deviating from F + F , in order to obtain non-annual variability of the FWC fields. The first two EOF modes account for 63.6-76.4% and 6.7-6.8% of the variance for the four layer thicknesses, representing near-global scale (EOF-1, dominant mode) and northern-southern alternative (EOF-2, minor mode) freshening/salinization events. The near-global scale freshening/salinization has a decadal trend from salinization before 2002 to freshening after 2002. The northern-southern alternative freshening/salinization does not have evident trend.


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (Obsag) in Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at The General Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (IPDOAJ) - Lupinepublishers



This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of HBsAg among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at General Hospital in Agba, Ekwulobia, Anambra State. Two hundred pregnant women who consented voluntarily after thorough explanation of the purpose of the study were recruited for this study. The samples were tested for the presence of antibodies using rapid Dia Spot HBsAg rapid test strip developed by Dia Spot Diagnostics, USA and ClinotechHBsAg (Clinotech diagnostics, Richmond, Canada). Analysis of the result showed that 23(11.5%) of the pregnant women had HBsAg. Statistical analysis, however, showed no significant difference between the prevalence and the age of patients, parity, trimester and type of family. The frequency of HBY carriers did not vary significantly with the Use of condoms and contraceptives. However, there was a significant frequency variation in the distribution of HBsAg between those that have previous history of transfusion, operation, circumcision and those who never had history of operation, transfusion or circumcision Therefore, the need to institute public health measures to reduce disease burden and transmission, including routine screening of all pregnant mothers for HBV infection and early passive-active immunization of babies born to HBsAg-positive mothers are advocated.

http://lupinepublishers.com/pediatric-dentistry-journal/abstracts/IPDOAJ.MS.ID.000129.php

http://lupinepublishers.com/pediatric-dentistry-journal/pdf/IPDOAJ.MS.ID.000129.pdf

How Important are the Primary Teeth? (IPDOAJ) - Lupinepublishers



White and beautiful pearls that appear for the first time in the sixth month on the lower gingiva are the primary teeth that erupt after one another until the age of two. These teeth should remain in the mouth without any problem until the eruption of the permanent teeth so that have the proper function

http://lupinepublishers.com/pediatric-dentistry-journal/abstracts/IPDOAJ.MS.ID.000128.php

http://lupinepublishers.com/pediatric-dentistry-journal/pdf/IPDOAJ.MS.ID.000128.pdf

A Review on Nerve Conduction Studies: (SJPBS)- Lupinepublishers







Electrophysiological measurements are indispensable tool for investigating the functional integrity of peripheral nerves in both clinical and laboratory environments. Nerve conduction study is a property of both the axons and myelin sheath. The nerve conduction velocity is highly dependent on rapid signal propagation enabled by myelination. The compound motor action potential (CMAP) which correlates with the number of functional axons is an indicator for axonal damage when significantly reduced. Because nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is sensitive to both myelin sheath and axonal changes, it is an excellent measure of the function of the peripheral nervous system. Nerve conduction studies may be diagnostically helpful in patients suspected of having almost any peripheral nervous system disorder including disorders of nerve roots, peripheral nerves, muscle and neuromuscular junction. Cranial nerves and spinal cord function may also be assessed. Here, we mentioned the components and properties of nerve conduction study.


Her Caribbean Blues: The Female Prison Experience: (SJPBS)- Lupinepublishers







In recent history, women were considered the “forgotten offenders.” However, a number of global-political changes have led to an increase in the female prison population; subsequently, this population has become the focus of considerable research. Even so, little inquiry has examined how females experience prison, as well an examination of the female prison experience in developing countries, where the penal culture is significantly different from the U.S., is even more limited. Conversely, both classic and contemporary prison studies have well documented the social world of male offenders, particularly how males experience prison and the perils of imprisonment. This exploratory study examines the ways women in a Caribbean nation experience prison and the challenges they encounter while in prison. Findings indicate that the women faced multiple changes, however, two broad challenges related to their incarceration were prominent. These included the threat of losing pieces of their social identity and trying to cope with a penal culture that threatened to reshape how these women viewed themselves.


Challenge of Water Shortage in the World and Azerbaijan and Scientific Practical Solution (MAOPS)- Lupine Publishers


RAE Z H Aliyev in MAOPS- Lupine Publishers

The rapid growth in world population and limitation of soil and water resources have caused major problem for human nutrition security in the world. Only 3% of water resources are fresh water. Accoding to the FAO report, if in the any country Amount of fresh water is less than 1700m3 per capita, this country is faced to serous water shortage. At the present, in the 22 countries share of fresh water per capita is less than 100m3 and in the 18 countries is more than 2000m3. Therefore, Azerbaijan is one of the countries which have faced serous water shortage.The rapid growth in world population and limitation of soil and water resources have caused major problem for human nutrition security. Some 40% of the world’s land surface is used for the purposes of keeping all 7 billion of us fed. 

http://lupinepublishers.com/ocean-journal/fulltext/challenge-of-water-shortage-in-the-world-and-azerbaijan-and-scientific-practical-solution.ID.000122.php

http://lupinepublishers.com/ocean-journal/pdf/MAOPS.MS.ID.000122.pdf

Guide Lines for Wet AMD Treatment (TOOAJ)- Lupine Publishers



To give practical guide lines for the management of neovascular AMD.Macular laser photocoagulation [Macular Photocoagulation Study (MPS) can result in preventing severe loss of vision in about 50 percent of treated patients with extra/ juxta foveal CNV, with about 50 percent of patients developing recurrent choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM).Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin acts via activating a photosensitizing dye within the pathologic vessels by infrared laser leading to occlusion of choroidal new vessels with minimal damage to the retina. PDT can prevent 3-line vision loss in about 49 to 77 percent of treated patients but seldom improves vision .With the establishment of VEGF as the main cause for the development and progression of neovascularization, novel agents to block them and thereby preventing further progression was sought for. With the advent of anti-VEGF agents, the treatment for neovascular AMD has completely changed, with dramatic outcomes.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Investigating China and United States Students Cultural Learning Beliefs: Focus on Habits and Time Factor: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers



Abstract

Chinese students are generally known to be working harder, spending more time on academic activities and having a stronger commitment to educational goals than their American counterparts. The Confucian culture of learning, coupled with social and economic pressures, compel Chinese youths to place much greater emphasis on educational attainment. Drawn on survey data gathered from university students in both the USA and China, this study explores how study habits formed during school years affect time allocation decisions made by university students. We use samples of Shanghai and NYC college students to investigate young adults’ perceptions and attitudes toward the allocation of time between independent academic activities (studying and reading) and non-study activities (social networking, video gaming, and TV watching). The results appear to support claims that Chinese university students spend a greater time on independent academic activities than their US counterparts


Looking into the Historical Warning of Prohibition of Moxibustion at ST36 From Xiao Er (Little Child): (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers



Abstract

ST36 is the most commonly used acupoint for tonification. The warning Prohibition of moxibustion at ST 36 from Xiao Er (little child) is firstly presented in Lei Jing Tu Yi in 1624 and has been discussed for more than three hundred years, but up to now there has not been any detailed information to verify it. Following TCM theories this study presents some explanations like moxibustion at  ST36 may damage eyesight and digestion, including metabolism and scientific evidence. In addition, factors like the dosage of moxa,  the quality and patterns of patients should be taken into consideration for research in the future.


Considerations of Acupuncture Protocol for Treating Heart Blood Deficiency-Patterned Heart Diseases: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers



Abstract

Most patients are not aware of the heart disease for years until a “sudden and fatal” heart attack resulted from coronary artery disease. Yin-Yang balance, the foundation and the guideline to explain that etiology of diseases that are understood as a loss of balance between Yin and Yang, which is the unique concept distinguishing TCM from Western medicine. ST36 and LV3 representing Qi and Blood are the essential acupoints to achieve the goal of Yin-Yang balance for Blood deficiency-patterned heart diseases.

Timing in Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers



Abstract

Increasing scientific research on traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture provides science-based explanations like deqi. However, most of the research focuses on diseases instead of following TCM and acupuncture theories about pattern identification. Timing is closely connected with therapeutic effects and surely plays a key role in the clinical efficacy that is often ignored. On the other hand, whether or not timing-related efficacy can be influenced with age, gender, and the processing of materia medica in Chinese herbs and acupuncture needs more attention and research.

Tips for Grandparents: (OAJCAM) - Lupine Publishers


Tips for Grandparents | Lupine Publishers


Tips for Grandparents by Uqbah Iqbal in Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Lupine Publishers

Abstract

The lives of traditional Malays are always circled with various incidents that can cause a person to experience various diseases. A disease can be cured through medical methods. Since disease can be avoided, Malay credentials believe there are several ways in which the disease can be avoided.  Hence, there are some tips that allow the Malay community to practice the tips to achieve a better life. In traditional Malay medicine, the use of many tips is practiced. Tips are not only used for treating ailments but have many other functions. Tips are often used for the purpose of maintaining a personal beauty, a taste of cuisine and so on. The tips used by ordinary Malaysians use the many herbs that grow in the area of the home. Knowledge of this herbaceous plant can be used as a cure for illness. Therefore, the use of herbs in the tips is widespread. Tips are derived from one generation to one generation. Practical delivery is often done to facilitate a new generation of practicing the tips. Hence, one does not need a detailed study on the use of herbs but is sufficiently illustrated by the previous generation either in the village community or in the city. In everyday life, there  are just new tips.


FTIR Analysis & Dielectric Constant for Some Iron Bismuth Borate Glasses: (DDIPIJ) - Lupine Publishers

FTIR Analysis & Dielectric Constant for Some Iron Bismuth Borate Glasses by Hossam Mohammed Gomaa in Drug Designing & Intellectual Properties International Journal in Lupine Publishers


Some of iron bismuth borate oxide glasses were prepared to form a series of glass samples contain a constant and a fixed amount of Fe2O3 whereas the B2O3 was replaced by Bi2O3, according to the formula 20 mol % Fe2O3–(15 + x) mol % Bi2O3–(65–x) mol % B2O3, where 0 ≤ x ≤ 20. The X-ray diffraction and FTIR Spectra showed formation of homogenous short-range order structures. The values of the refractive index were estimated using both FTIR date room temperature dialectic measurements are in a good agreement with each other. It is clear that the ε increased with the increasing of Bi2O3 content.
 
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