551 research outputs found

    Angiomyofibroblastoma: a very rare tumour of vulva

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    Angiomyofibroblastoma is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor of vulva. Patient had history of gradually increased mass over 6 years of duration. It was painless, fibro-cystic mass of 6.8×4.6×2.5 cm hanging over right side labia majora without any menstrual or coitus difficulty. Cosmetic and risk of malignancy were the main issues. After complete examination and investigations simple excision done. Histological examination revealed mass composed of numerous capillaries and some ectatic blood vessels embedded within the hyalinised matrix. No lipomatous component was found within the tumour. Nuclear atypism and pleomorphism were absent and mitotic figures were not detected. All these were suggestive of benign mesenchymal tumor, angiomyofibroblastoma

    Search for high mass resonances decaying into W+WW^+W^- in the dileptonic final state with 138 fb1\mathrm{ fb^{-1} } of proton-proton collisions at \mathrm{\sqrt{s} = 13 {\ensuremath{\,\mathrm{TeV}}}}

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    A search for high mass resonances decaying into a pair of W bosons is presented. The analysis is based on proton-proton collisions recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC for full Run 22, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb1\mathrm{ fb^{-1} } at a center-of-mass energy of 13 {\ensuremath{\,\mathrm{TeV}}}. The analysis considers the fully leptonic final state. New techniques are implemented in the analysis to improve the sensitivity of the search, especially in the very high mass range. The search is performed in a mass range from 115 {\ensuremath{\,\mathrm{GeV}}} to 5 {\ensuremath{\,\mathrm{TeV}}} and for various width hypotheses. The effects of background and signal interference are also considered. The results are presented as 95\% confidence level upper limits on the product of the cross section and branching ratio on the production of a high mass resonance, as well as exclusion limits are derived on various two-Higgs-doublet models (2HDM) and minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) benchmark scenarios

    Potential antifungal plants for controlling building fungi

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    374-387The synthetic fungicides such as Pentachlorophenol, Tributyltin oxide, Zinc carboxylate, etc. have been removed from markets due to their harmful effects on the environment, residue problem and carcinogenic nature. However, the fungicides derived from plant products are safer alternatives for fungi control because they are richest source of bioactive phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenoides, polyacetylenes, unsaturated isobutylamides and phenolics. Plant products, traditionally used as biocides in indigenous culture are being re-evaluated for safer means of fungi control as compared to the synthetic. The present paper is an attempt to summarize antifungal potency of various plants along with their part (s) used, type of extracts and test fungi. In view of antifungal properties of some of these plants against some fungi found on buildings, it is hoped that detailed studies may yield many more effective natural fungicides for controlling various types of building fungi. Some fungi found commonly on buildings have also been discussed in this paper for ready reference and further studies on their possible control by plant extracts

    Association of Biosocial Profile and Work Performance of Accredited Social Health Activist in Jaipur District

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    Introduction: Accredited social health activist (ASHA) is the first port of call for any health-related demands of deprived sections of the population, especially women and children, who find it difficult to access health services. ASHA's work performance is different in different areas and there are many factors that could influence ASHA work performance i.e. age, education, marital status, religion, caste, socio-economic status, family structure etc. Objective of this study was to determine the association between biosocial profile of ASHA with their work performance with special emphasis on maternal and child health activity. Methodology: This observational study was done in Chaksu block of Jaipur district, Rajasthan. Primary and secondary data were collected through Anganwadi register, village health index register of ASHA, Mamta card and personal interview with ASHA. ASHA's work performance was assessed and scored. Results: Almost all ASHAs were moderate performer. Significant gap was seen in first and fourth antenatal care (ANC) visits. Age, education, and socioeconomic status had significant influence while caste, religion, marital status, husband education, and family structure had no significant effect on her work performance. Conclusion: None of the socioeconomic variables such as age, education, socioeconomic status, religion, caste, family size, family type, husband education, and husband occupation were significantly associated with their work performance. Periodic training and motivation may improve and update their knowledge and skills for efficient work performance

    Role of Yoga practices on cognitive functions: A review

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    Yoga is the science of conditioning one's mind and body via the practise of shatkarma, asana, pranayama, mudra, and meditation. The aim of this review of literature is to give theoretical rationale for identifying (a) the specific attributes of yoga poses that have been used in yoga protocols of various studies but have not been explicitly explored, & (b) the minimum time necessary to keep a posture to bring about a corresponding change in performance among the aforementioned cognitive functions (s) In humans, The most prevalent and under-treated problems are cognitive decline & psychological health problems. Different studies have been carried out to determine the influence of Yoga on human cognitive and psychological health indices. However, no comprehensive examination of the effects of yoga-based therapy on human cognitive and mental health has been undertaken to far. Yoga is an ancient science that places a premium on disease prevention and treatment, as well as the percentage of health. Yoga is recognized to delay the effects of aging and has been found to be effective in the therapy of aging-related disorders. Yoga is a centuries-old discipline that is said to improve both physical and emotional well-being

    Profile of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis patients: A Study at Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Centre in Kumaun Region, Uttarakhand

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    Background: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) has frequently been encountered in India, and its presence has been known virtually from the time anti-TB drugs were introduced for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a man-made phenomenon and has become a formidable challenge to effective Tuberculosis control in India. Objectives: To study the Socio-demographic and Clinical profile of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients presenting to Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) Centre at Govt. Medical College, Haldwani in the Kumaun region, Uttarakhand. Methodology:  This study is a Record based study, where in service data available at Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) Centre at Govt. Medical College, Haldwani in the Kumaun region, Uttarakhand, was accessed and analyzed. Inclusion criteria included all patients with diagnosis of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) presenting to the centre from 1st April 2015 to 31st December 2015. Results: The present study showed that younger age group particularly males were more affected with MDR-TB. Under-nutrition was quite prevalent among the MDR-TB patients. 56.7% cases were addicted to alcohol and 54.3% cases were addicted to smoking. 85.8% patients took treatment for TB and 44.1% not completed their treatment. Relapse of previous anti-tuberculosis treatment was found to be the major contributor in MDR-TB suspect cases. Prevalence of XDR-TB was also found to be low. Conclusion: The findings of the study emphasize the importance of studying the socio-demographic factors and baseline clinical characteristics in different MDR-TB patient categories to timely modify and strengthen the national programs