Research & Reviews: International Journals

Application of Textiles in Medical Treatment Practices

Posted on Updated on

Textile engineering has made an unprecedented progress, especially in the past few decades.

Prototypes of textile pneumatic muscles of Politecnico di Torino
Prototypes of textile pneumatic muscles of Politecnico di Torino

Evidently, it has been implicated in the development of textile based prosthetic muscles that can help in restoring the structure and function of injured parts of the skeletal tissue. It is highly likely that such groundbreaking inventions will soon be implicated on clinical levels. Read More>>>>>>>>>>

Chemical Investigation for Antioxidant Property of Natural Extracts of Cinnamon, Black Pepper and Turmeric Using Singlet Oxygen

Posted on Updated on

Oxygen is an abundant element in nature with multiple faces. Dioxygen (O2) is the most common and important one, which is a prerequisite for all aerobic cell metabolism. Oxygen is also present in its another form with an unpaired electron; a free radical derivative with its highly unstable and reactive states.

Cinnamon & Black Pepper
Cinnamon & Black Pepper

These reactive forms have been implicated in a wide range of toxic mechanism in biological organisms. When the ground state O2 is exited to a higher energy state, singlet O2 is formed. This form of oxygen is also a harmful species for biological systems. Singlet oxygen can be formed photochemically by energy transfer from an excited photosensitizer. Numerous studies have focused on the use of antioxidants and scavenger enzyme systems.  Read More>>>>>>

Palatal rugae a finger print of oral cavity

Posted on Updated on

The term “forensic” is derived from Latin, meaning forum or a place where legal matters are discussed. The science of dentistry as related to the law is known as Forensic dentistry or Forensic odontology. Identification of unknown human bodies is essential in modern societies for legal and humanitarian reasons.

Pattern of palatal rugae
Pattern of palatal rugae

Forensic science also is not local, but global—we are all working in concert to address criminal justice issues, terrorism, health issues, and public safety. Forensic dentistry mainly involves the identification of an assailant by comparing a record of their dentition with a record of a bite mark left on a victim.  Read More>>>>>>>

Omitting Manual Errors with Ready-To-Use Syringes

Posted on Updated on

Administration of wrong medication due to manual errors is a mistake that is unpredictable and the results of which are imperceptible.

Syringe
Syringe

Application of ready-to-use syringes and automating the whole process can help in omitting these manual errors and ensure the safety of the patients. However, the extant model of development and implementation of such automated systems are costly and out of the reach of most hospital settings. It is evident that the method is of no use till a cost efficient model of the same is developed. Read More>>>>>>

Mineral composition in leaves of some halophytic species of ‘Bhal’ region in Gujarat

Posted on Updated on

Researches on biological diversity and its values, uses, loss, conservation and management during last two decades has made a spectacular nische in the field of environmental science. Today’s plant communities in the world are the result of long term interactions between vegetation and site factors including man-made impacts.

halophytic species
Halophytic species

Current species diversity reflects historical as well as environmental factors, which affect variations in species composition (Li and Krauchi, 2004). Studies on coastal flora have assumed a new dimension in recent years because of their utility as human food (vegetables, salads, pickles); fodder (for camels, sheep, goats, wild life and fish); wood for building materials; bio-fuel, chemicals, landscaping and dune stabilization (Lieth and Moshenko, 1998).  Read More>>>>>>>>

Classical and Modern Strategies to Enhance Plant Disease Resistance Against Fungi

Posted on Updated on

Pathogenic fungi are associated with devastating plant diseases since centuries, causing huge epidemics in history. Plant pathogenic fungi have been managed by employing multiple strategies including chemical control, biological control, organic management etc.

Plant Disease
Plant Disease

Despite, being a quick mean to provide an effective control, chemical management has hazardous effects on human health and environment. Fungal pathogens can be managed by using transgenic technology, molecular technology and other approaches aiming at genetic manipulation.  Read More>>>>>>>>

Large, Nodulocystic Acneiform Eruption Following Radiotherapy for a Squamous Cell Carcinoma Recurrence in the Cervical Lymphatics

Posted on Updated on

Radiation acneiform eruption is a rarely reported sequela of radiation therapy that presents with inflamed and ruptured comedones and cysts in the area of radiation. We present a case of an exaggerated acneiform eruption occurring after radiation therapy to the neck that is more severe than has been described in the literature and was likely exacerbated by a preexisting partially removed epidermal inclusion cyst.

Acneiform eruption on the dorsal neck
Acneiform eruption on the dorsal neck

Case Presentation: An 86-year-old man with a remote smoking history and a history of T1 N0 left-sided oral tongue cancer status post resection four years prior, presented with a rapidly enlarging left neck mass and otalgia in June 2015. A CT of the neck showed multiple enlarged centrally necrotic lymph nodes deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle involving the left cervical chain. Read More>>>>>>>>>>>