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A Study of Meticillin Resistant Pattern on Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in Tertiary Care Hospitals of Pokhara

Authors: Suresh Jaiswal,Anching Thapa,Gaurab Mali,Sabina Magar,Sanjaya Gurung, Sweekriti Shakya,Bishnu Raj Tiwari

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become one of the well-known etiologic agents for a wide variety of infections in both hospital and community settings. It is also a growing threat to the immunocompromised as well as to the general public. A total of 98 S. aureus isolates from 450 different human clinical specimens comprising pus, nasal swab, blood, urine and sputum were obtained at two tertiary care hospitals of Pokhara; Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH) and Western Regional Hospital (WRH).

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Outcome of Labour Monitored by W.H.O. Modified Partograph and Latent Phase Partograph

Authors: Renu Meena, Mamta Gangwal, Sonal Agarwal,Ramavtar Bairwa, Mohan Meena,Archana Meena

Background: Partograph is a graphical record of maternal and foetal data during progress of labour entered against time on a single paper sheet. Entire labour can be interpretated in a glance on the partograph. Partograph has been shown to be efficacious tool for monitoring labour and identified women in need of an obstetrician intervention.

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A Survey of Traditional Medicinal Uses of Catha Edulis (Celastraceae) in Meru and Embu Counties of Kenya

Authors : Josphat K. Kiunga, Catherine W. Lukhoba, Saifuddin F. Dossaji, Abiy Yenesew

Catha edulis (qat) is an evergreen tree or shrub whose young leaves and stems are widely chewed in Eastern Africa. The aim of the present study was to document ethnomedicinal value of Catha edulis as used traditionally by the Ameru and Aembu communities of Kenya.

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The Epidemiology Of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Retrospective Study In The Hematology Department Of The Military Hospital Of Rabat

There is no data on myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in Morocco. Indeed, this disease has long remained unexplored. We present the epidemiological data on MDS of the department of hematology of the Mohamed V Military Hospital for a period of 9 years and 4 months. In this study, we registered the MDS cases diagnosed by bone marrow examinations between January 2006 and April 2015. We classified these cases according to the 2008 WHO classification. Patients with secondary MDS (post-chemo/radiotherapy were excluded from the analysis. Continue reading

Sensory acceptability of squash (cucurbita maxima) in baking cake

Authors : Ramona Borro, Raymund Gemora

This research study aimed to ascertain the sensory acceptability of squash (Cucurbita Maxima) of varied quantities in baking cake as to appearance, taste, color, texture and general acceptability. A panel of 20 evaluators, purposely picked, from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Services Technology of the West Visayas State University – Janiuay Campus, were utilized as respondents. Formulated in the study were four treatments– three of which used squash at various quantities while as the control variable, one treatment, which contained no squash at all, was used. Continue reading

Ecological studies on Germination of oospores in Sargassum vulgare (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) along the Visakhapatnam coast

Ecological studies on Germination of oospores in Sargassum vulgare (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) along the Visakhapatnam coast

Authors : D.Appa Rao

The species of Sargassum are abundant among the brown algae occurring along the Indian shores and these are the chief sources for the extraction of alginic acids…………………..

Key words: Sargassum vulgare C.Agardh, Oospores germination, Germlings growth, Photon flux density, Salinity, Desiccation, Temperature.

In Press Category : International Journal of Pharmacy & Bio-Sciences

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Effect of growth regulators on sucker production in exotic varieties of heliconia

Authors : C. R. Reshmi,V.L. Sheela

The demend of heliconias for cut flower trade is increasing day-by-day because of the long vase life, attractive colour and exotic shape. A study was  conducted to standardize growth regulators for enhacing propagation efficiency in  three  viz., St. Vincent Red (small erect type), Golden Torch Adrian (hybrid) and Sexy Pink (large pendent type) .  Two field trials were carried out for this purpose. Based on the results of the preliminary field trial, second experiment was laid out. Continue reading

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Development of a Novel Near-Infrared Fluorescent Theranostic Cancer Prodrug

Authors : Jake Cui,Yali Kong

With the improvement of real-time tracking and cancer treatment mechanisms in mind, the goal of this project was to develop an anticancerous, theranostic platform that could simultaneously monitor and selectively inhibit tumorigenic growth. A prodrug consisting of a synthesized DCM-NH2 fluorophore and a tubulin inhibitor, Combretastatin A4 (CA4), was formulated, conjugated with a disulfide bridge, and tested with physicochemical and biological analyses. Continue reading

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Role of the laboratory in the diagnosis of plasma cell leukemia, about an observation

Authors : Anass Yahyaoui,Hafid Zahid,Nezha Messaoudi

The plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is an extremely uncommon malignant blood disorder with a pejorative prognosis. It is defined by the presence of at least 20% of plasma cells in the peripheral blood or an absolute number of circulating plasma cells greater than 2 G /L. It appears under two variants: secondary PCL that complicates known multiple myeloma and primitive PCL that is immediately leukemic. Continue reading