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Article No :  01

EXPLORING PROCALCITONIN TESTING AT A BUSY PUBLIC HOSPITAL

Concentrations of PCT was increased in septic condition. Serum PCT concentrations from ED and ICU were consistent with sepsis. The audit results showed that clinicians are following global guidelines for requesting PCT.

Author : Ernest Philani Buthelezi, Jeanette Wadula and Donald M Tanyanyiwa
Country : South Africa
Page No : 01-17

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CONSUMER MOTIVATION AND ADOPTION OF POINT OF SALES OF SELECTED SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES) IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

This study examined the consumer motivation and adoption of POS of selected SMEs in Lagos state, Nigeria. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design.

Author : Akerejola, W.O., Okpara, E.U. and Ohikhena, P. and Emenike, P.O.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 18-34

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HIV FREQUENCY IN THE SURGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BAMAKO: CASE OF THE GENERAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT CHU GABRIEL TOURE OF MALI

HIV infection constitutes a major Public Health problem in Mali. Our preliminary study on this infection is retrospective, covering a period of 12 years (1999-2012). This study is to demonstrate the real existence of HIV in the Malian surgical milieu, especially in patients operated, more precisely in the epidemiological context.

Author : Tounkara, I., Diarra, A., Kanté, A., Coulibaly, B.B., Traoré, A., Dembélé, D.I., Ongoiba, O., Ouattara, K., Keita, F., Sanogo, M., Djilla, M.I., Thiam, S., Kanté, L., Sagara, M., Traoré, A., Konate, M., Koné, A., Bah, A., Dembélé, B.T., Diakité, I., Sidibé, Y., Togo, A. and Diallo, G.
Country : Mali
Page No : 35-42

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INCREASED APOPTOSIS INDEX IN COCHLEAR FIBROBLASTS DIABETIC RAT MODEL (A PILOT STUDY)

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease characterized by an increase in blood sugar level due to a disruption in insulin secretion, function, or both. This study aimed to evaluate the Apoptotic Index on the cochlear lateral wall of the diabetic rat models.

Author : Tengku Siti Hajar Haryuna, Muhammad Budi CaecarianLubis, Delfitri Munir, Dyah Fauziah and Gusbakti Rusip
Country : Indonesia
Page No : 43-49

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INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL, PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ESSENTIAL FREE FATTY ACID (MCFAS) FROM VIRGIN COCONUT (COCONUCIFERA LINN) OIL AND THEIR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES

Antibiotic resistance has become a worldwide problem for treating infections caused by numerous organisms. Antimicrobial super power of MCFAs (Lauric Acid) are effectively kill many disease causing microorganisms. Virgin Coconut Oil is the riches source of MCFA (90%). Therefore, the main aim of this work is to prepare MCFAs from Virgin Coconut Oil and to assess its antimicrobial properties. In this research work, Coconucifera Linn (Coconut) was collected from Yankin Township, Yangon Division, Myanmar.

Author : Dr. Mi Mi Yee
Country : Myanmar
Page No : 50-64

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Article No :  06

STUDENT SERVICES OF SDSSU HIGHER EDUCATION: AN EVALUATION REVIEW

This research study ultimately aims to determine the levels of student services of Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU)-Tagbina Campus, Philippines. To ascertain the significant differences among the responses of the respondents, the One way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was employed and the Post-hoc comparison using T-test. A sample size of 307 by means of a stratified random sampling is used. Findings revealed a high level of services to all areas as perceived by the respondents. No significant difference was unveiled when these services were grouped according to the respondents’ sexual identities or gender. Evidently, a significant difference was uncovered to all services provided to the students when they were classified according to their respective programs.

Author : Romel C. Nemiño and Tito L. Pantaleon
Country : Philippines
Page No : 65-85

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