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    A Comparative Study on Patients’ Satisfaction in Health care Service

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    Nowadays, patients’ satisfaction is an integral part of hospital management across the world. The health care industry in recent years has restructured its service delivery system. The restructuring has focused on finding effective ways to satisfy the needs and desires of the patients. Patients’ satisfaction is a basic requirement for healthcare provider because, the satisfaction related to quality of healthcare is provided by hospitals. The main focus of the study is to measure the patients’ satisfaction in healthcare service provided by the two hospitals. In these two hospitals, a sample of 400 in- patients were selected to collect the primary data through SERVQUAL model and also Donabedian’s framework was used to measure the patients’ satisfaction. The finding of the study shows that the private hospital is performing better in providing service quality and give satisfaction according to the needs of the patients. Keywords: Hospital, Satisfaction, Healthcare, SERVQUAL, Patien


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    Objective: To evaluate the antidiabetic and enzymatic antioxidant effects of ethanolic extracts of leaf and fruit of Trichosanthes dioica and leaf of Clitoria ternatea in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats.Methods: Male adult albino rats of Wistar strain equally divided into 11 groups of six rats each were assigned into non-diabetic and diabetic groups. Diabetes was induced in experimental animals by single dose intraperitoneal administration of STZ at a dose of 60 mg/kg body weight. Group I and II which served as non-diabetic and diabetic controls, respectively, received placebo treatment. The diabetic test Groups III to X were treated with either individual and combined ethanolic extracts of plant materials T. dioica and C. ternatea (200 and 400 mg/kg bw) and Group XI was treated with glibenclamide (600 ĂŽÂĽg/kg bw) for 28 days consecutively. After completion of experimental duration, the animals were sacrificed and collected serum, liver, and kidney were used for the evaluating therapeutic effects on the STZ-induced diabetic rats.Results: The ethanolic extracts of T. dioica (leaf and fruit) and C. ternatea (leaf) and glibenclamide significantly reduced the levels of lipid peroxidation (LPO) and significantly increased the activities of enzymatic antioxidant markers superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase in serum, liver, and kidney of diabetic rats.Conclusions: From the present study, it can be concluded that the combined extract of T. dioica fruit and C. ternatea leaf was found to be more effective in treating diabetes and increased activities of enzymatic antioxidants in diabetic-treated rats substantiate that the investigated drugs do extend a clear protective action against LPO in STZ-induced diabetic rats

    Justice for All: Protecting the Translation Rights of Defendants in International War Crime Tribunals

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    A review on plasmonic metal-TiO2 composite for generation, trapping, storing and dynamic vectorial transfer of photogenerated electrons across the Schottky junction in a photocatalytic system

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    The titania based nanomaterials are an attractive candidates for energy and environmental applications. TiO2 is one of the most important photocatalyst for its special multiple characteristics like high reactivity, low toxicity, low cost, high flexibility, long term stability especially in aqueous medium, shows relatively high energy conversion efficiency, easy to prepare several modifications with various morphologies, with good recycle ability, favorable band edge positions and superior physicochemical and optoelectronic properties. However, large band gap of titania and massive charge carrier recombination impairs its wide photocatalytic applications. As an alternative to various strategies reported extensively in literature, noble metal deposition on the titania surface seems to be effective and reliable method for increasing the life time of excitonic pairs and to extend the band gap absorption to visible range of the solar spectrum. In this focused review, we discuss the fundamental and critical issues in the photocatalytic activity of metal deposited titania taking into consideration the influence of various parameters like preparation methods, metal dispersion on titania, formation of heterojunctions and optimum metal loadings on the interfacial charge carrier dynamics. The metal deposition onto the varied hierarchical morphology, crystal structure, defective surface of titania along with extended modification like simultaneous doping and heterostructure coupling with other semiconductors is also highlighted. It was revealed that deposited metal is involved in multiple crucial roles like; (i) it serves as passive electron sink with high capacity to store electrons to suppress photogenerated charge carrier recombination; (ii) it facilitates rapid dioxygen reduction to generate reactive free radicals; (iii) visible light response for titania can be achieved through surface plasmon resonance effect; (iv) direct excitation of metal nanoparticles especially under visible light and vectorial electron transfer to the TiO2 CB. This review attempts to provide a comprehensive update of design and fabrication of metallization on the surface of TiO2 semiconductor particles highlighting some of the advancements made in the energy and environment applications. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
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