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  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Aug 30, 2017

    Amino Acid Scales: The Driving Force in the Translation of Genomic Information into Phenotypic Characteristics

    Recently, the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Challenge for a point-of-care diagnostic device was rolled out. This challenge requested for submissions that may have focused on the clinical procedure (in vivo or in vitro assay). This may be as a result of the fact that little is understood about the ability of…

    -Norbert Nwankwo and Ngozika Njoku

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  • Review article - Medical Published: Aug 31, 2017

    Penetrating Renal Trauma: A Review of Modern Management

    Trauma accounts for more than 120,000 deaths annually and is the leading cause of death for those aged 1–44 years in the United States. Specifically, trauma to the genitourinary tract accounts for 1–5% of all patients with abdominal injuries. The renal injury itself may result from penetrating, blunt, or iatrogenic…

    -Bradley J. Phillips, Mina Mirzaie, Stephanie Holzmer, and Lauren M. Turco

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  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Sep 06, 2017

    Web-Based Geographical Information System for Urban Emergency Management Decision-Making Support

    Web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) is an enabling technology for decision-makers. Through analysis and visualization, it allows for timely access information in extreme situations. Operation teams can collect and share field data to reduce or eliminate the impact of emergencies. This study evaluates developmental challenges in emergency management that prevent…

    -Rifaat Abdalla

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  • Review article - Medical Published: Aug 23, 2017

    Issues in Measuring Quality of Life in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

    The evaluation of quality of life (QoL) among older adults has become increasingly important in health and social science. Acknowledging people’s understanding and perception on QoL varies especially among those of different age groups; this literature review focuses on the QoL of older adults with cognitive impairment.

    -Azlina W. Nikmat, Aimi N. Yusof, and Norley Shuib

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  • Case report - Medical Published: Sep 21, 2017

    Diagnosis of Urachal Cyst Misinterpreted as Umbilical Hernia: A Case Report

    Urachal diseases are the congenital anomalies resulting from persistent embryonic connection between bladder and umbilicus. Urachal cysts are one of these anomalies. They are very rare in adults and generally asymptomatic unless they are infected and ruptured. In this paper, we present a case of urachal cyst that was misinterpreted…

    -Tufan Suelozgen, Ender Siyez, Ebru Tanyer, Cemal S. Isoglu and Yusuf Ilbey

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