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  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Jun 20, 2017

    Antimicrobial Potential in Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized from Plectranthus zeylanicus

    Out of all metals, silver has been widely recognized for its antimicrobial activity over centuries of years. In more recent times, silver was found to be even more effective in antimicrobial activity when it was at nanoscale. A novel protocol was developed for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their…

    -Sudhara G. De Soyz, W.M.D Gaya Bandara Wijayaratne2, Mayuri Napagoda and Sanjeeva Witharana

  • Research article - Medical Published: May 15, 2017

    Clinical Outcomes of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure

    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease with increasing prevalence (5–25 cases/million inhabitants) and an incidence of 1–2.4 cases/year/million inhabitants. The association between pulmonary arterial hypertension and acute respiratory diseases is less clear. The principal objective of this study is to investigate the association between PH and mortality, duration of hospital…

    -María C. Guzmán, Ledys M. Izquierdo, Darling Carvajal, Beatriz Duque, and Carlos Rodriguez-Martinez

  • Review article - Medical Published: Jun 12, 2017

    Splenic Irradiation: A Concise Review of the Literature

    Massive symptomatic splenomegaly may be seen in various hematological malignancies and disorders such as myelofibrosis, myeloid metaplasia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, prolymphocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, multiple myeloma, myeloproliferative disorders, and lymphomas. Patients with splenomegaly may suffer from several symptoms which lead to…

    -Omer Sager

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Jun 20, 2017

    Role of Seed Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides and Phytic Acid in Better Performance Potential of Cowpea Under Water Stress Conditions

    Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) is a hardy legume crop with a potential to withstand extremes of water stress and temperature. It is rich in anti-nutritional factors like Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides (RFOs) and Phytic Acid (PA) that have implications in imparting drought tolerance. The RFOs and PA are known to…

    -Dhanasekar P and Reddy KS

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 20, 2017

    Management of Active Bleeding from Iris Microhaemangiomatosis

    Iris Microhaemangiomas (IMH), vascular tufts usually found at the pupillary margin of the iris, is a rare occurrence. This case report describes a 65-year-old female who presented to our out-patient department with sudden blurring of vision in the left eye with no history of ocular trauma. The examination of the…

    -Mahesh P Shanmugam, Minija C K, Divyansh Mishra and Ajith Havanje