Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dry Eye Disease: The Undervalued Impact on Quality of Life - Ophthalmology & Vision Research


 
Dry eye disease (DED) is one of most common ocular disease and reason for primary eye care visit worldwide. Besides ocular discomfort, visual disturbance is also a common symptom reported by  patients  with  this  disease. The symptoms may vary from mild to severe  degree  which  can  affect  daily  activities  and  quality  of  life.  Studies  have  shown  that  DED  interfered with  reading  and driving ability and associated with increased anxiety, stress and depression. Thus, DED should be considered as an important public health problem deserving increased attention. Unfortunately, the attention towards DED amongst eye professionals is still somewhat low in general. It has become a necessity to increase awareness and continue to carry out studies that will expand our understanding, support the innovation of new treatment, and improve patient’s quality of life. Simply throwing artificial tears to the patients expecting that it would immediately ease their symptoms is no longer acceptable. Patients with DED should be assessed comprehensively and treated as a whole, not merely “eyes that are not wet enough”.
 
 
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Taxonomy and Occurrence of Some Medicinal Plants Used in Traditional Medicines - Pharmacy & Pharmacology Research


 
Present  paper  communicates  potentially  important  medicinal  plants  with  reference  to  their  taxonomy,  threats  if  any,  precise  locations, flowering and fruiting period, present status in the field, traditional uses, doses if any and ecology if any. Different parts of plant species are used as traditional medicines in the form of crude drugs by variety of doses to cure different ailments and diseases. These species are collected and studied from Khandesh region of the state of Maharashtra and Sahyadri ranges of Western Ghats in India and of them, some species are conserved in our botanical garden for research, multiplication and transfer to other botanical gardens.
 
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The Rise of Sustainable Fashion – Glossary for an Article - Textile Science & Fashion Technology

The paper “Eco-friendly Concepts and Ethical Movements in the Fashion Industry” seeking to present and to explore the history and application of the eco-friendly and sustainable design concepts in fashion design, has been published as a conference paper, the year 2014 [1,2]. Despite its limitations, its real aim was to introduce the rise of the idea of sustainability in the Fashion World and to draw attention to the core values of the movement. It certainly proved to be a useful source for many authors, given a large number of visitors. This review supplements it with fresh information on the topic and with in-depth examining the concept of sustainable fashion, its goals, and true values attempting to contribute to scientific research for more sustainable fashion.
 
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Vascular Complications of Parapharyngeal Abscesses - Otolaryngology and Rhinology

 
A Dutch newspaper  article reports serious complications, presumably due to internal carotid  artery  perforation, following poking a parapharyngeal  abscess  in a 15-year-old boy. The patient  cannot  walk  and  speak  anymore  and  stays  in  a  rehabilitation  Centre. His parents are going in court with the hospital denying responsibility. An impressive picture concerning the impact on daily life of the patient and his family is presented. Diagnosis, treatment, management and vascular complications are briefly reviewed in general, showing multiple decision moments in this process. Open communication is a prerequisite in these matters. Backdoor reports and politics do not prevent calamities in the near future.
 
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Dynamic Thermogravimetric Analysis of Recycled Carbon Fiber Composites: Mini Review - Engineering Sciences

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is one of the most popular analysis techniques to study the decomposition process of polymeric materials in controlled atmospheres at various temperatures. In this review, dynamic TGA was carried out to determine the thermal stability of the recycled epoxy-based and vinyl ester-based carbon fiber composite (CFC). The specimens were heated from ambient to 800°C under nitrogen and air at different heating rates. Results indicates that different heating  rates  has  no  significant influence on the degradation of the epoxy-based CFC.
 
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Psychodrama with Heroin Addicts Returning from Duty in Vietnam - Addiction and Psychology

 
Shortly after reporting for duty at Oakland Naval Hospital I learned I was to be the medical officer in charge of a newly established psychiatric unit for substance abuse patients retuning to the United States from duty in Vietnam. Psychodrama therapy became an integral part of our evaluation and treatment program. Perry is a nineteen-year-old man seriously addicted to heroin. Perry tried to quit on his own but could not. A positive urine drug test  made  his entry into the drug amnesty  program  imperative.  Three weeks after detox on our unit Perry  presented to our psychodrama group in an acutely  distressed state. He was pale,  sweating, restless and extremely anxious and fearful. His  urine had been clean for opiates and he did not have cramping or goose flesh typical of physical withdrawal. Perry told the group he had a dreadful dream the night before.
 
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Influence of Shoulder and Chamfer Margin Design on the Stress Distribution Pattern in Different All Ceramic Restorations by Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis - Dentistry & Oral Health



Although metal ceramic restorations have been used for more than three decades with success,  demand for superior esthetics and apprehensions regarding biocompatibility of the metal has led  to   introduction of  all-ceramic restorations [1,2]. 

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