Journal of Scientific Research

Publisher: Rajshahi University

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  • Other titles
    Journal of scientific research (Online), JSR
  • ISSN
    2070-0245
  • OCLC
    320476690
  • Material type
    Document, Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: In Spain, there are few legislative references in which the Nurse is considered a professional independent of his or her specific duties related to nursing care. As a result of the modification of a medication law, Nursing is now considered a profession with its own responsibilities with regard to prescribing medication. The objectives set forth in this study are designed to highlight the achievement of collaborative prescribing by nurses in the public hospitals of Zaragoza, Spain. A cross-sectional descriptive methodology is used to collect data on prescription drugs and health products prescribed by nurses with a survey developed and validated ad hoc. The primary finding was that the prescription of drugs and health products by nurses is a common practice. The groups of prescription drugs most often prescribed by nurses in collaborative practice are analgesic (painkillers), antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory drugs. The statistically significant relationships between socio-demographic and professional variables are also highlighted
    Journal of Scientific Research 04/2014; 3(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Friedewald’s formula (FF) is the most widely used formula in clinical practice to calculate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) from total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC). But this formula frequently underestimates LDLC. The aim of this study was to derive a regression equation (RE) to abolish the underestimation and to compare the performance of RE and FF in Bangladeshi population. RE was derived from 531 lipid profiles (equation derivation group) for the calculation of LDLC by multiple linear regression analysis. The RE was then used to calculate LDLC in another 952 subjects (equation validation group). LDLC calculated by RE and FF were compared with measured LDLC by appropriate statistical analyses. In equation validation group, measured LDLC, LDLC calculated by RE and FF were 2.97±0.81, 2.91±0.80 and 2.72±0.93 mmol/L respectively. Precision (r) was 0.9525 for RE and 0.9193 for FF. Passing & Bablok linear regression equations against measured LDLC were y = 0.9792x + 0.007 for RE and y = 1.1412x – 0.6781 for FF. Accuracy within ±12% of measured LDLC was 79% and 57% for RE and FF, respectively. The derived RE is more accurate than FF for the calculation of LDLC in Bangladeshi population.
    Journal of Scientific Research 01/2014; 6(1):143-152.
  • Journal of Scientific Research 01/2014; 6(1):11-27.
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    ABSTRACT: Oxidative stress due to imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and their dismutation is claimed to be higher in hypertensive subjects than normotensive subjects. In hypertensive subjects oxidative stress may damage deoxy-ribonucleic acids (DNA). In this study plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, protein carbonyl contents (PCCs) and extent of DNA damage in lymphocytes were measured in specimens obtained from 86 subjects to compare oxidative stress and oxidative DNA damage between normotensive and hypertensive subjects and to assess their relationship with the degree of blood pressure. Results were expressed as mean±SD. Two-tailed unpaired t test and Pearson’s correlation test were done to compare or to determine the relationship between groups or variables. SOD activities were 2.85±0.12 unit/mg protein and 3.84±0.45 unit/mg protein (p<0.05) in hypertensive and normotensive groups respectively. PCCs were 4.77±0.36 nmol/mg protein and 3.75±0.23 nmol/mg protein in hypertensive and normotensive groups respectively. Olive tail moments (OTM) were 124.7±11.69 units and 108.9±9.27 units in hypertensive and normotensive groups respectively. The correlation coefficient of OTM was 0.3924 (p<0.05) for diastolic blood pressure and 0.3618 (p<0.05) for systolic blood pressure. Oxidative stress and DNA damage was higher in hypertensives than normotensives and DNA damage correlated positively with blood pressure.
    Journal of Scientific Research 09/2013; 5(3):535-543.

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