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  • Tattoos, is it the new form of rebellion in China?

    When I first came to China, one thing tattoos were equated to: the mark of criminals, ‘loose women’ and gangsters. In other words, tattoos equated with rebellion or bad boy/girl behavior. The stereotypes which go with it! This was back in 2009, as time transpired [at least a decade], it actually became a symbol of defiance within the young-College educated and professional generation; whether it was covered or not. This form of rebellion was a stand-up against everything which had been forced into them, since their childhood. Like the period of the 1960s in American counterculture, China in theory is going through the same thing: whether it’s sexual exploration, homosexuality and now, tattoos. These are considered outside the norms and therefore, counterculture. It’s my point to prove that the ink on the body is the new symbolism of rebellion. Spreading like literal wildfire throughout Mainland China. In a still conservative society, the young-College students and professionals of today are coming at odds with their parents and older generation. In this investigative paper, I aim to show the reader why! Therefore, taking people back in history, with examples like: Yueh Fei, when the tattoo was accepted and hopefully demonstrating with interviews/opinions that this trend continues to grow in China.

  • Marginal and internal fit of fixed prosthodontic constructions: a literature review

    Gender discrimination is the important aspect of the human identification procedures that help in the establishment of biological profile from the skeletal and dental remains and also help in the facial reconstruction of unidentified bodies. Age, race, sex and stature determination along with dental evidence collection and facial reconstruction over the skeletal remnants are the important specialties of the forensic dentistry. The present study evaluates and compare the impact of mandibular canines in gender identification and also to determine any discrimination in the canine index among the different races (Malay, Chinese and Indian) of the Malaysian population.

  • From Colonoscope to Microscope: the Diagnosis of Trichuris Trichiura

    Soil Transmitted Helmenthiasis (STH) is a major public health problem in the developing countries. Trichuriasis is one of the common prevalent parasitic infestations in the tropical and sub-tropical countries across the globe incuding India. However, there has been a steady decline of STH in the last five years where there has been success of albendazole with Mass Drug Administration (MDA) in National Filariasis Control Program and Kerala state has been one of them. We report a case of whipworm infection that was incidentally diagnosed by colonoscopy where repeated stool microscopy was uncontributory. The worm can be overlooked, particularly if colon preparation is not good.

  • Acute Coronary syndrome in a patient newly diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy: a review of cardiovascular disease in this inherited neuropathy

    Whilst we suspect that there is no clear association between the two major diagnoses we made in this patient during this hospitalisation (i.e. coronary artery disease and CMT neuropathy), the literature from a series of published case reports does perhaps show an association between CMT and abnormalities of cardiac conduction. Brief Summary: This case reports follows the occurrence of an antero-lateral ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a 34-year-old male newly diagnosed with an inherited neuropathy in the form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A.

  • Two Options the sweetest among them is bitter: Fournier-gangrene associated with sodium-glucose co-transporter 2-inhibitors

    The authors discuss a case of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor associated with Fournier-gangrene in a patient with type-2 diabetes millets. The patient had extensive surgical intervention and skin graft but succumbed to her disease.

  • Power Planning

    This paper calculates the existing system reliability index and typical daily optimal load distribution, studies the optimization problem of the generator unit’s investment plan in the next ten years, and uses the minimum cost of the investment plan to establish a multi-objective planning model. Combined with the artificial bee colony algorithm. It also discusses the impact of a large number of renewable energy power generation access power systems on traditional power system planning, and proposes an experimental model to solve this problem. Based on the system enumeration method of fault enumeration, enumerate all possible states of the system at each moment, consider the total cost of the system, increase the load demand constraint on the basis, and obtain the probability of occurrence of low-order faults. LOLP, EENS and power outage fees. After the above analysis, after the fault order reaches 5th order, the LOLP of the system is negligible, so the power loss cost is considered to be 4th order. Using the minimum total cost as the objective function, the artificial bee colony algorithm is used to find the optimal solution. The uncertainty of the output of renewable energy in the power system greatly increases the risk of operation scheduling, does not guarantee the quality of power, and is currently economically poor. In view of the difficulties caused by the system components in solving nonlinear constrained power supply planning, an experimental model is also established.

  • Design and Research of a Multi-functional Robot Arm for Automatically Grabbing Fans

    This program solves the problems of manpower demand and low efficiency in the manufacturing process of ready-to-eat fan blocks by designing the three processes of ready-to-eat fan blocks, namely, grasping, weighing and forming problems. First of all, for the fans’ crawling problem, this product will be designed and solved from two aspects: 1. Visual recognition: In this design scheme, the visual recognition uses OpenMV3 system, and the OV7725 model camera is used first. The free integrated development environment (IDE) is used to debug the program. The SIFT algorithm is used to achieve visual target positioning and accurately identify the position of the fans to facilitate the grasping of the robot arm. 2. Path control of the manipulator: Through the RBF neural network algorithm, a large amount of training is performed on the manipulator, and the robot arm path is automatically controlled to realize the process of grabbing the fan and putting it into the fixed container. Secondly, in response to the weighing problem of fans, this product will incorporate a gravity sensor to realize the gravity sensing of the robot arm to capture fans, and convert the quality of the fans into digital signals for system processing and analysis. The use of constant temperature town empty warehouse not only ensures the quality and safety of fans, but also maintains the precision of each weighing quality. Finally, the robotic claws of the robot arm are used to control the rotation of the robot by multiple bionic control.

  • Adolescent Sexting: A Narrative Review

    This narrative review is based on a literature search on PsycINFO and PubMed that involved entering the terms adolescent sexting for papers published during the last five years. Following exclusion criteria, 52 papers could be classified as sexting studies including research on the prevalence, effects/comorbidities, risk factors and interventions for those problems. Most of the studies have been conducted in the U.S. where the prevalence of sexting has ranged from 5% to 29%. Sexting has typically been consensual, or at least the recipient has been known, although some forwarding of sext messages has occurred. The effects of sexting have included sexual activity, problematic relationships, mental health problems, other addictions and legal problems. The predictor or risk variables have included male gender, extraverted personality, low self-esteem, depression, impulsivity, peer pressure and the lack of parental monitoring. Like other literature on adolescent problems, this research is limited by primarily deriving from self–report and parent report and by the absence of longitudinal data that might inform whether the data being reported are effects of or risk factors for adolescent sexting and the need for prevention/intervention research.

  • Evaluation of Yield and Physicochemical Properties of Single Cereal Grain Akamu and Pre- and Post- Processed Multigrain Cereal Akamu Powders

    The yield and physicochemical properties of single grain and multigrain akamu powders were evaluated. Akamu, ogi or pap, powders were produced by soaking (fermenting) cereal grains (48-72 h), wet-milling, sieving, dewatering, drying (50oC) and pulverizing maize (MBA), pearl millet (PMBA) and sorghum (SBA). Multigrain akamu was produced by co-fermenting equal proportions of maize, pearl millet and sorghum (Blend1); and singly fermenting these cereals and blending the end products (Blend2). Yield, proximate and mineral compositions, functional and sensory properties of akamu were analyzed following established methods. The yield of MBA, PMBA, SBA, Blend1 and Blend2 were respectively 60%, 70%, 80%, 53.33% and 68.67%. Chemically, SBA had significantly (p

  • MATERNAL MORTALITY IN A MATERNITY WARD AT A REGIONAL HOSPITAL CENTER IN SOUTHERN SENEGAL

    Objectives: -to determine the maternal mortality ratio at the Kolda Regional Hospital; -to describe the socio-demographic characteristics of the deceased patients; -to clarify the causes of maternal mortality and to identify the associated risk factors. Materials and method: This was a prospective, descriptive and analytical study conducted between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2016 at the Kolda Regional Hospital Center. We collected data from maternity records, resuscitation records, anesthesia records and the operating protocol register. Results: During this study period, we recorded 120 maternal deaths out of 4116 living births, a maternal mortality ratio of 2915.4 per 100,000 living births. The average age of our patients was 27 years old. The average parity was 4 deliveries and multiparas accounted for half of the patients. In our series, 84% of patients were evacuated; high blood pressure (35.8%) and obstructed labor (18.8%) were the most common reasons for evacuation. More than half of the deaths (52.5%) occurred in the postpartum and 32.5% in the 3rd quarter. More than half of the deaths occurred within the first 24 hours after of admission (52%). Just over a third of patients (39%) had delivered by caesarean section and we had 58.8% of perinatal deaths. The conclusions of the audit were a delay in consultation (57%) followed by a delay in evacuation (28%) and a delay in the management of patients (25%). Conclusion: The multiple factors influencing the high maternal mortality rate in this region of Senegal can be attributed to the community, the medical team, and / or the health system. Strategic interventions to reduce this mortality rate should be based on community education on safe motherhood, on the improvement of the level of education, on communication systems and better transportation, on access to quality reproductive health services and availability of emergency obstetric care.