Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2746

SRE Articles

The modified simple equation method and its applications to (2+1)-dimensional systems of nonlinear evolution equations

October 2013

The modified simple equation method is employed to find the exact traveling wave solutions involving parameters for nonlinear systems of evolution equations via the (2+1)-dimensional Konopelchneko-Dubrovsky equations and the (2+1)-dimensional Nizhnik-Novikov-Vesselov equations in two dimensions. When these parameters are taken to be special values, the solitary wave solutions are derived from the exact traveling wave...

Author(s): Elsayed, M. E. Zayed and Ahmed, H. Arnous

The law of universal attraction with momentum exchange between objects and microparticles

October 2013

The law of universal attraction has been used widely. However, how two objects attract each other is still a riddle. Hypotheses, such as gravitons, universal repulsion, sub-photon seas, etc., all have flaws, and do not deal with the basic reason why there is such a law. In this paper, suppose: (1) microparticles at a certain speed, moving like thermal motion of molecules, are distributed in space; (2) the objects are...

Author(s): Zifeng Li

Comments on “Frontier experiments: Tough science- Five experiments as hard as finding the Higgs”

October 2013

The five frontier experiments published in Nature are commented item by item: spotting distant signs of life, seeing through the molecular mirror, looking for extra dimensions, catching a gravity wave, redefining the kilogram. It is concluded that the first two experiments are great ideals that are impossible to realize in recent years, the last three are false theories pulling physics into morass. Key words:...

Author(s): Zifeng Li

Voice onset/offset based local features (VOOLF) for Arabic Speaker recognition

October 2013

Local features for any pattern recognition system are based on the information extracted locally. In this paper, a local feature extraction technique is developed, which captures the formant transition and voice onset/off set of a speaker. We named this technique as voice onset/offset local features (VOOLF). These features are extracted in the time spectrum domain by taking the moving average on the diagonal...

Author(s): Awais Mahmood and Mansour Alsulaiman

Patterns of vegetation diversity of grasslands and pastures – Crvanj Mt. (Herzegovina, Western Balkan)

October 2013

  This paper represents study results of patterns of structure and dynamics of grasslands and pastures communities on vertical profile of Crvanj Mt. in Herzegovina (W. Balkan. Investigated area is situated between co-ordinates N 43° and 43°30' and E 18° and 18°30'. From the orography point of view, the area is very heterogenous. It encompases numerous peaks, valleys, passages and diverse...

Author(s): Sulejman REDŽIĆ, Sabina TRAKIĆ and Senka BARUDANOVIĆ

Elastic stability of functionally graded rectangular plates under mechanical and thermal loadings

October 2013

  In this paper, the buckling of a functionally graded plate is studied. The material properties of the plate are assumed to be graded continuously in the direction of thickness. The variation of the material properties follows a simple power-law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of constituents. The plates are subjected to be under three types of mechanical loadings, namely; uniaxial compression...

Author(s): M. Bouazza, and E. A. Adda-Bedia

A meridic diet for laboratory rearing of Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

October 2013

  The red palm weevil (RPW)  Rhynchophorus ferruginous (Olivier) was fully developed and reared  on a meridic diet consisting of agar, distilled water, commercial yeast as well as laboratory produced amino and fatty acid rich brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), wheat meal, corn flour, benzoic acid, ascorbic acid, sorbic acid, vitamin mix and tetracycline hydrochloride. A group of weevils...

Author(s): H.A.F. El-Shafie, J.R. Faleiro, M.M. Abo-El-Saad and S.M. Aleid

Experimental evaluation of Echinops echinatus as an effective hepatoprotective

October 2013

  Aerial parts of Echinops echinatus (Family: Asteraceae) were subjected to in vivo hepatoprotective study in order to validate its traditional use in hepatobiliary disorders, by native people of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Hepatoprotective effects of pre-treatment with aerial parts (ethanolic extract) of E. echinatus (EE), (500 and 750 mg/kg/day, p.o., for 7 days) against CCl4 (0.75 ml/kg., s/c.) intoxicated...

Author(s): Sofia Eram, Mahmood Ahmad and Shafia Arshad

Analytical hierarchy process model for severity of risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes

October 2013

  Type 2 diabetes has been an increasing public health problem with an estimated forecast of 300 million around the world by the year 2025. It places a serious constraint on individual’s activities caused by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Although extensive epidemiological researches have shown an association between various risk factors and the...

Author(s): B. Y. Baha, G. M. Wajiga, N. V. Blamah and A. O. Adewumi

Development of camera and GSM interfacing system for home security surveillance

October 2013

  This project is developed with aims to improve home security systems available in current market. This project claims to produce a prototype camera and global system for mobile communication (GSM) interfacing system for home security surveillance. This system uses two sensors, namely ultrasonic and passive infrared receiver (PIR). The ultrasonic sensor is used to detect movement of objects and PIR...

Author(s): Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman, , Aminatul Hidayah Asmir and Kasmiran Jumari,

Environmental challenges of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6: The roles of midwives in Nigeria

October 2013

    With less than five years to the 2015 target set by the United Nations for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), MDGs 4, 5 and 6 are still far from being achieved. Nigeria has the second highest maternal mortality and eighteenth highest child mortality in the world. Efforts to combat HIV and other diseases have recorded only marginal success. This paper identified...

Author(s): Akin-Otiko, Bridget Omowumi

Research on truffles: Scientific journals analysis

October 2013

  This analysis aims to provide an update in the recent truffle research through the chosen articles published in scientific journals. The journals were chosen based upon journal profiles and scientific prestige. Authors have considered publications from: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Biochemical Journal, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, Current Genetics, Environmental Microbiology, Eukaryotic Cell,...

Author(s): Małgorzata Gajos and Dorota Hilszczańska

Development of genetic algorithm toolbox using MATLAB in cutting tool path optimization

October 2013

  In this study, optimization of tool path is presented through simulation material removal using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and control via Genetic Algorithm (GA). The computer code for GA is developed and is specifically designed using MATLAB programming. The developed GA toolbox was written in m-files script together with several built-in functions in order to import the text file generated by FEA...

Author(s): Nurhaniza Mohamad , M .K. A. Ariffin, Aidy Ali, F. Mustapha and I. M. Salleh

Prognostic influence of fatty infiltration on rotator cuff repair

October 2013

  This study aimed to investigate the influence of preoperative supraspinatus and infraspinatus fatty infiltration on postoperative shoulder function recovery and analyze the relationship between preoperative supraspinatus and infraspinatus fatty infiltration and the retear rate after isolated supraspinatus full-thickness tear repair. Retrospective cohort study of 56 cases was carried out between 2005 and 2007...

Author(s): Shiqiu Chen, Shiyi Chen, Jiwu Chen, Yinghui Hua and Hongyun Li

Study on the health-related quality of life after surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis

October 2013

  Lumbar stenosis (LS) affected middle-aged people and may cause severe symptoms and functional impairment at lower limbs. We conducted a study in China to assess the HRQoL in patients operated on for LS, and investigate the possible determinants of HRQoL. From June 2008 to June 2010, 60 patients have been surgically treated for lunbar stenosis in our Hospital. The medical outcomes study short Form 36 (SF-36)...

Author(s): Yu FU, Zhenming HU, Hongjun HUO, Xuejun YANG, Yulong XIAO, Wenhua XING, Yan ZHAO and Feng LI

Status of watersheds in southeast Nigeria

October 2013

  The study assessed the status of watersheds in southeast, Nigeria. Participant observation, key informant interview and interview of heads of households were used for data collection. A total sample size of 412 respondents was involved in the study. The results of the study revealed a general decrease in various features in the watersheds. For instance, 99.5% of the respondents were of the opinion that forest...

Author(s): Enwelu, Innocent Achonam and Igbokwe, Edwin M.

Modeling the performance of upflow anaerobic filter (UAF) reactors treating paper-mill wastewater using neural networks

October 2013

  This study investigated the predictive ability of neural networks in the estimation of methane yield (MY) and effluent substrate (Se as mg/L COD) produced by two anaerobic filters, one mesophilic (35°C) and one thermophilic (55°C), which were operated to treat paper-mill wastewater at varying organic loadings. An artificial neural network (ANN) architecture was optimized to obtain a three-layer neural...

Author(s): Turan Yilmaz

A hybrid approach for text categorization by using x2 statistic, principal component analysis and particle swarm optimization

October 2013

Today, the number of text documents in digital form is progressively increasing and text categorization becomes the key technology of dealing with organizing text data. A major problem of text categorization is a huge-scale number of features. Most of those are useless, irrelevant or redundant for text categorization. Therefore, these features can decrease the classification performance. In order to eliminate this...

Author(s): Harun UÄŸuz    

Reconditioning effect of oligodendrocyte-like cell transplantation in acute spinal cord injury in rats

October 2013

To observe the reconditioning effect of oligodendrocyte-like cell transplantation in acute spinal cord injury in rats, bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were differentiated into oligodendrocyte-like cells induced by cytokines including insulin-like growth factor-1(IGF-1). Rats with acute spinal cord injury were treated with the oligodendrocyte-like cells for 8 weeks by local injection. The therapeutic effect was...

Author(s): Yongtao Xu, Anmin Chen, Feng Li and Hougeng Lu

In vitro evaluation of plant extracts against Alternaria brassicae (Berk.) Sacc. causing leaf spot of mustard and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici causing wilt of tomato

October 2013

Extracts of five plants viz. Azadirachta indica, Lantana camara, Ocimum sanctum, Eucalyptus globulus and Calotropis gigantea were evaluated in vitro by poison food technique (PFT) @ 3, 5, 7 and 9% concentrations against Alternaria brassicae andFusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici causing blight of mustard and wilt of tomato respectively. In vitro study...

Author(s): S. A. Ganie, V. R. Pant, M. Y. Ghani, Ashiq Hussain Lone, Qaisar Anjumand S. M. Razvi    

Dynamics of interstitial calcium in rat myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury in vivo

October 2013

  Intracellular calcium ([Ca++]ic) overload is the key factor for myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury(IR), however there was no report for interstitial Ca++ concentration ([Ca++]ex) dynamics. This research aims to plot the [Ca++]ex dynamics in rat myocardial IR in vivo. A microdialysis system was composed and the time delay of the system, recovery time, was introduced and tested with a fluids switching...

Author(s): Huang Shaohong, Li Yun, Chen Huiguo, Wu Zhongkai and Rong Jian,    

Investigation of freeway traffic control strategies’ performance

October 2013

  This paper focus on evaluation of impacts of traffic control strategies on traffic congestion relief. The traffic simulation network is modeled in a traffic microsimulation environment and the calibration with the real world data. As for traffic control strategies, fixed-time ramp metering, speed limit control and integrated control are tested and performances are compared with the actual condition along the...

Author(s): Kesten A. Sercan, Ergün Murat and Yai Tetsuo    

Barley grain yield path analysis (Hordeum disticum L.) in dry regions of Iran

October 2013

  In order to determine the correlation and relationship between the grain yield and other important traits in 24 genotypes of barley, an experiment was conducted in Dry Land Research Station of Shirvan. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with three replications. The evaluated traits were grain yield, days to emergence, days to heading, days to maturity, plant height, plant coverage...

Author(s): Seyed Morteza Azimzadeh and Seyed Javad Azimzadeh

Constraint models for the bandwidth minimization problem

October 2013

  The satisfiability problem (SAT) is a well studied problem in logic which searches for a truth assignment of a set of Boolean variables that evaluates a specific formula to true. The bandwidth minimization problem for graphs (BMPG) is a well studied problem in graphs and requires finding the labels of the nodes of a graph such that the maximum absolute difference among neighbors is minimized. This paper...

Author(s): Nelson Rangel-Valdez and Jose Torres-Jimenez

Efficacy of imidacloprid (Confidor 200SL) and improved cultural practices in the control of the green date palm pit scale insect (Asterolecanium phoenicis Rao.) (Palmapsis phoenicis) (Homoptera: Asterolecaniidae) in Northern Sudan

October 2013

  Experiments were undertaken in Elgaba scheme for two seasons (1999/2000 and 2000/2001) to evaluate the efficacy of imidacloprid (as Confidor 200SL) as part of a technical cultural practices package (earthing, pruning and regular irrigation) in the control of the date palm green pit scale insect Asterolecanium phoenicis (Rao). Four doses of Confidor 200SL (15, 20, 25 and 35 ml/palm) were compared...

Author(s): Mahdi Abdelrahman Ahmed, Azhari O. Abdelbagi, Hamadttu A. F. Elshafie, E. A. Fageer and Ihsan A. Abass

Determination of the effects of bioethanol-diesel fuel blends containing Beraid ED10 additive on engine performance and emissions in a diesel engine with a pump injection system

October 2013

  In the present study, the effects of bioethanol-diesel fuel- Beraid ED10 additive blends on engine performance and emissions were investigated on a four-stroke, three-cylinder, water-cooled, turbocharged diesel engine with a pump injection fuel system. Low-sulphur Eurodiesel fuel, BE5 (5% bioethanol – 93% euro diesel – 2% Beraid ED10), BE10 and BE15 fuels were used in the experiments. The changes...

Author(s):   Hasan AYDOGAN and Mustafa ACAROGLU    

Effects of baffles geometry on sloshing dynamics of a viscous liquid tank

October 2013

Baffles are used effectively to reduce the sloshing response of liquid in the liquid storage containers. In this paper, a brief equivalent method is proposed to model the influence of different baffle geometrical effects on liquid sloshing. It has been showed that the natural frequencies and the dynamic response of the liquid in the container are drastically changed if the free liquid surface in a cylindrical container...

Author(s): Morteza Shahravi and Milad Azimi

Pediculosis among primary school children in Calabar, Nigeria and implications for control

October 2013

This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of head lice among primary school children in a semi-urban area of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. A total of 204 children aged 6 to 12 years from both genders had their hair and scalp examined by visual inspection for head lice. A questionnaire was used to assess children’s knowledge about the ectoparasite – Pediculus humanus capitis. The...

Author(s): Etim S. E., Ohioma M. E., Okon O. E. and Akpan P. A.

Diurnal variation in stature in Nigerian children

October 2013

While total stature has been demonstrated to decrease throughout the day, whether a diurnal effect applies to Nigerian children has not been reported, the aim of this study was to investigate diurnal stature variation in school children in Makurdi, Nigeria. The stature of 625 children aged 9 to 16 years were measured twice (morning and afternoon) on the same day with a wall mounted stadiometer. The first measurements...

Author(s): Daniel T. Goon, Abel L. Toriola and Simon W. Akusu

Psychological impotence: Psychological erectile dysfunction and erectile dysfunction causes, diagnostic methods and management options

October 2013

Psychological impotence or erectile dysfunction is nowadays a pretty common yet misunderstood disorder. People often cannot detect it properly and misunderstood it for physical impotence. Psychological impotence is basically caused by psychological problems. Most of the times, this kind of impotence are curable. Recent study has shown that most of the cases of impotence are basically of this nature. Numbers of sexual...

Author(s): Kingston Rajiah, Sajesh K Veettil, Suresh Kumar and Elizabeth M. Mathew

Duration magnitude calibration of Kuwait national seismic network

October 2013

One type of magnitude formula is preliminarily developed from Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) data which is intended for application by the network in its seismic monitoring activities. This is the duration magnitude scale of measurement which is empirically determined and expressed as: MD = 2.66 log (t) + 0.036Δ - 1.97+ Ci. The magnitude formula is the result from applying...

Author(s): Nassir S. Al-Arifi, Saad Al-Humidan, and Aref Lashin,

Structural, petrographic and mineralogical characteristics and diagenetic aspects of Kandira stone from Northwestern Turkey

October 2013

Kandira stone is a unique Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) carbonate rock quarried by small enterprises in Northwestern Turkey. The rock has been used as a construction material in a variety of applications such as cladding and paving, flooring and stairs, roofing and fireplaces. Recently, the demand for this stone in the production of intricately sculpted shapes has raised questions about...

Author(s): Sefik Ramazanoglu, Ayman El Saiy, Osman Abdelghany and Hasan Arman

Wireless electrocardiography system

October 2013

Design and realization of a wireless PC-based system for electrocardiography and data acquisition of a patient's heart condition is described in this paper. The system is designed and realized according to virtual instrumentation concept consisting of two subsystems: 1) The battery powered external compact and mobile wireless ECG acquisition hardware on the side of patient and USB connected communication wireless...

Author(s): Aleksandar ÄŒ. Žorić, Siniša S. Ilić, ĐurÄ‘e Perišić, Slobodan Obradović and Petar Spalević

Use of factorial experimental design for analyzing the effect of storage conditions on color quality of sun-dried tomatoes

October 2013

Color of sun-dried tomato is an important quality criteria and color stability of sun dried tomatoes is affected by storage conditions such as temperature, time and packaging type. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects storage time, storage temperature and packaging type on color stability of sun-dried tomatoes by using factorial experimental design. In this study, the 23 factorial design was...

Author(s): Bilge Akdeniz, Dilek Demirbüker Kavak and Neriman BaÄŸdatlioÄŸlu

Hematological changes before and after hemodialysis

October 2013

Renal failure is a situation in which kidney fails to function adequately. There are two forms of renal failure: acute and chronic. End-Stage renal disease is the final stage of chronic renal failure where there is a progressive, irreversible deterioration in renal function which can be substituted by renal replacement therapy, haemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis, or transplantation. The aim of this study was...

Author(s): Abdullah Khader Alghythan and Abbas H. Alsaeed

Botanical characteristics of chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.) under different plant densities in organic farming

October 2013

This study was performed in Nurdagi district of Gaziantep Province of Turkey in 2011 growing season. Inci and 55-C chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes were sowed at 30, 40, 50 and 60 plant m-1 plant densities and the effects of sowing densities on plant botanical characteristics were investigated. In the research, plant height, first pod height, number of first branch, number of second branch and stem...

Author(s): Alihan COKKIZGIN

Effect of oxidative stress on viability and virulence of environmental Acinetobacter haemolyticus isolates

October 2013

The effect of oxidative stress exerted by 0.03% crystal violet, 0.3% bile salt, 4.0% NaCl and 8% ethanol on the survival and production of virulence factors amongAcinetobacter haemolyticus isolates obtained from wastewater and river water samples was investigated. Though generally there was insignificant lethal effect against all the isolates, crystal violet exerted the highest lethal effect...

Author(s): James Hamuel Doughari, Patrick Alois Ndakidemi, Izanne Susan Human and Spinney Benade

APS-initiated graft copolymerization of N-Vinyl pyrollidone onto gelatin: Preparation, characterization, and optimization of grafting parameters

October 2013

In this work, large numbers of hydrophilic functional groups were introduced onto gelatin by grafting with N-vinyl pyrollidone monomer. The graft copolymerization reactions were carried out under nitrogen atmosphere using ammonium persulfate (APS) as an initiator. The graft copolymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectra, thermo-gravimetric analysis and solubility test. The existence of...

Author(s): Mohammad Sadeghi, Esmat Mohammadinasab and Fatemeh Shafie

Human Resources Performance Analysis based on a Hybrid Method

October 2013

Improving human resources performance (HRP) is the most important task of the century. However, we have few measures or management interventions to make such improvement possible; although we cannot identify the pattern to be followed by human resources because systems and processes in an organization are often regarded as a kiss of death to encouraging creativity. For improving human resource performance, at first, HRP...

Author(s): Asadallah Najafi

Molecular-based marker for sex differentiation of jojoba in vivo and in vitro Iraqi cultivars using RAPD- PCR technique

October 2013

The objective of this study was to distinguish between males and females of jojoba (Simmondisia chinensis) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers in order to detect any DNA variation. A callus was produced from both male and female jojoba leaves, using MS medium with BA 0.5 and 2 to 4, D 2.5 mg/l respectively. Genomic DNA of jojoba plant was extracted using CTAB method. The concentration of DNA...

Author(s): Jameel R. Al-Obaidi, Bilal .K. Suliman and Nabeel .K. Al-Ani

Job satisfaction among selected workers in St Lucia, West Indies

September 2013

The aim of this study was to investigate the level of job satisfaction among supermarket workers. A self administered questionnaire survey was conducted from July-September 2007. Data were collected from 111 supermarket workers in a major supermarket located in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia. Respondents were asked to complete a 10-item job satisfaction questionnaire. The response rate was 74%. The percentage of satisfied...

Author(s): R. O. Orisatoki and O. O. Oguntibeju

Determination of sound transfer coefficient of boron added waste cellulosic and paper mixture panels

September 2013

When the studies about the effects of noise on the human health were investigated, it was determined that the noise has physiological, pathological, psychological and psycho-social results and affects sense organs, circulatory, respiration, digestion, excretory and nervous systems in terms of physiology. In this research, a sound insulation study was carried out in order to minimize the negative effects of sound on the...

Author(s): Abdulkerim Ilgun, M. Tolga Cogurcu, Celalettin Ozdemir, Erkan Kalipci and Serkan Sahinkaya  

Pre-service mathematics teachers’ conceptions about the relationship between continuity and differentiability of a function

September 2013

Our purpose in this paper is to investigate and show how pre-service mathematics teachers think about the continuity and differentiability of functions given in the form of both graphical and symbolic  representations and how they link these two basic and important calculus concepts. The study was conducted in two phases. First, the participants were asked to complete several tasks...

Author(s): Adem Duru, Önder Köklü and Elizabeth Jakubowski

Particle swarm optimization performance on special linear programming problems

September 2013

Linear programming (LP) is one of the best known optimization problems solved generally with Simplex Method. Most of the real life problems have been modeled as LP. The solutions of some special LP problems exhibiting cycling have not been studied except for the classical methods. This study, aimed to solve some special LP problems, exhibit cycling with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and to show PSO performance for...

Author(s): Pakize ErdoÄŸmuÅŸ  

Variations in alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase activities in African catfish: Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) at different sublethal concentrations of potassium permanganate

September 2013

Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) is a widely used freshwater aquaculture chemotherapeutant for the treatment and prevention of waterborne parasitic and fungal diseases. The specific objective of this research is to determine its effects on alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase activities in the plasma of the widely consumed African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. C. gariepinuswere exposed to...

Author(s): Kori-Siakpere Ovie, Ikomi Robert Bemigho and Ogbe Martin Gbemi

Analysis of missing values in simultaneous linear functional relationship model for circular variables

September 2013

Missing values arise in many research fields and is a common problem in analysis. Unlike linear data, the methods proposed to handle missing values for circular variables have not been developed. This could be contributed to the closed form of circular variables. An imputation methods based on circular mean by column and sample circular mean are proposed for the simultaneous linear functional relationship model for...

Author(s): S. F. Hassan, Y. Z. Zubairi and A. G. Hussin

Thermo elastic analysis of a functionally graded cylinder under internal pressure using first order shear deformation theory

September 2013

Thermo elastic analysis of a functionally graded cylinder under mechanical and thermal loads is investigated analytically in the present paper. The first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) is employed for analysis of the problem. FSDT recognizes two components for definition of the deformation. Displacement of the mid-plane and rotation about that are two components of deformation. The modulus of elasticity is...

Author(s): M. Arefi and G. H Rahimi

Wireless attendance management system based on iris recognition

September 2013

Iris recognition verification is one of the most reliable personal identification methods in Biometrics. With the rapid development of iris recognition verification, a number of its applications have been proposed until now including time attendance system etc. In this paper, a wireless iris recognition attendance management system is designed and implemented using Daugman’s algorithm (Daugman, 2003). This system...

Author(s): Seifedine Kadry and Mohamad Smaili

Developing prototype model of discharge planning with CD learning media in Indonesia

September 2013

Discharge planning (DP) is a crucial part in continuous nursing care and its aim is to prepare the patient and the family to return home. Discharge planning has not been optimally conducted. The study’s purposes are to identify the implementation of discharge planning, to develop an organized discharge planning model and to evaluate the implementation of this model. An action research with triangulation studies...

Author(s): Rr. Tutik Sri Hariyati, Efy Afifah and Hanny Handiyani  

Etiologies of patients admitted to emergency department with hypoglycemia

September 2013

Hypoglycemia is the most common endocrinologic problem seen in emergency departments. To explore its causes in patients who admitted to the emergency department with symptoms resembling hypoglycemia, 225 hypoglycemia cases were evaluated from January 2000 to May 2008. Of 225 hypoglycemia cases, 158 (70.2%) were receiving treatment for diabetes mellitus, which was the most common group (94 patients were using insulin, 55...

Author(s): Sevki Hakan Eren, Haci Mehmet Caliskan, Fatih Kilicli, Ilhan Korkmaz, Fettah Acibucu and Hatice Sebila Dokmetas

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