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An experiment was conducted at to add value to Watermelon rind and to study quality of watermelon rind jam as influenced by different concentration of rinds and sugar with flavors. This single factors experiment was consisted of sixteen treatments with three replications and laid out in CRD. The treatments were T 1 F 0 =50% rind+50% sugar+no flavor; T 1 F 1 =50% rind+50% sugar+strawberry flavor; T 1 F 2 =50% rind+50% sugar+pineapple flavor; T 1 F 3 =50% rind+50% sugar+vanila flavor; T 2 F 0doi:10.11648/j.plant.20190701.12 fatcat:qpk5rtgy3jcj3aul34i67bpke4
more »... rind+20% sugar+no flavor; T 2 F 1 =80% rind+20% sugar+strawberry flavor; T 2 F 2 =80% rind+20% sugar+pineapple flavor; T 2 F 3 =80% rind+20% sugar+vanila flavor; T 3 F 0 =60% rind+40% sugar+no flavor; T 3 F 1 =60% rind+40% sugar+strawberry flavor; T 3 F 2 =60% rind+40% sugar+pineapple flavor; T 3 F 3 =60% rind+40% sugar+vanila flavor; T 4 F 0 =40% rind+60% sugar+no flavor; T 4 F 1 =40% rind+60% sugar+strawberry flavor; T 4 F 2 =40% rind+60% sugar+pineapple flavor; T 4 F 3 =40% rind+60% sugar+vanila flavor. At first qualitative test was done for prepared jam. Then organolaptic test was done and last of all various chemical changes were determined with the storage period. T 1 F 1 was statistically best. The chemical analysis of T 1 F 1 jam was pH (3.80), TSS (6.00 %,), TA (2.48%), vitamin C (0.26mg/100g). This suggested that 50% rind+50% sugar and strawberry flavor was the promising formulation for the preparation of good quality of watermelon rind jam.
Previously Hossain et al in 2014 investigated antioxidant, brine shrimp lethality bioassay and antimicrobial activities of fruits of C. renigera  . ...doi:10.1186/s40816-018-0091-x fatcat:36gsqaytwbfcflnlyv7euroyqy
In a recent paper, Hossain and Staples et al.  flow conditions. ...doi:10.1101/839902 fatcat:alcr5bt7xfb67a6vd5utxuc3ya
Smart thermostats are one of the most prevalent home automation products. They learn occupant preferences and schedules, and utilize an accurate thermal model to reduce the energy use of heating and cooling equipment while maintaining the temperature for maximum comfort. Despite the importance of having an accurate thermal model for the operation of smart thermostats, fast and reliable identification of this model is still an open problem. In this paper, we explore various techniques forarXiv:2009.05889v1 fatcat:urh6qrhcvjf3pi52n2drsfvzue
more »... shing a suitable thermal model using time series data generated by smart thermostats. We show that Bayesian neural networks can be used to estimate parameters of a grey-box thermal model if sufficient training data is available, and this model outperforms several black-box models in terms of the temperature prediction accuracy. Leveraging real data from 8,884 homes equipped with smart thermostats, we discuss how the prior knowledge about the model parameters can be utilized to quickly build an accurate thermal model for another home with similar floor area and age in the same climate zone. Moreover, we investigate how to adapt the model originally built for the same home in another season using a small amount of data collected in this season. Our results confirm that maintaining only a small number of pre-trained thermal models will suffice to quickly build accurate thermal models for many other homes, and that 1~day smart thermostat data could significantly improve the accuracy of transferred models in another season.
Efficient blood transfusion facility in the casualty wards is essential to minimize the morbidity and mortality of the injured patients. Proper knowledge of blood transfusion demand in a facility can help forecast future demands and facilitate the planning of existing resources allocation for best injury care. This cross-sectional study was conducted at the causality wards of Dhaka Medical College Hospital from July 2018 to December 2018. During this period, patients who attended the casualtydoi:10.3329/fmcj.v16i1.55729 fatcat:cgsjb3if7baddnfinykviblzau
more »... rds and needed whole blood transfusion were selected as the study population. Relevant information regarding the required blood units, blood group, and blood collection source were recorded and analyzed. During our study period, 1619 units of whole blood were required by 896 patients. Most of the study population were from the age group of 31-40 years. Male group was the predominant at a 3.9:1 male-female ratio. Majority of the patients (55.13%) required only one unit of blood, and 28.57% of the patients required two units. O+ve blood group was the most demanded (34.65%) followed by B+ve, A+ve, AB+ve, O-ve, B-ve and A-ve (31.87%, 23.72%, 7.6%, 1.42%, 0.49% and 0.25%, respectively). The patients' relatives donated around 85% of blood, and the rest were from voluntary donors. The average daily and weekly requirement of whole blood for the causality departments of Dhaka Medical College Hospital was around 9 and 62 units respectively. Evidence-based expert guideline for the use of whole blood in the casualty management and social awareness for blood donation may save thousands of valuable lives. Faridpur Med. Coll. J. 2021;16(1):8-11
In folk medicineMallotus repandus(Willd.) Muell. Arg. is used to treat muscle pain, itching, fever, rheumatic arthritis, snake bite, hepatitis, and liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to evaluate the antinociceptive as well as the anti-inflammatory activities of the methanol extract of leaf. The leaves were extracted with methanol following hot extraction and tested for the presence of phytochemical constituents. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities were evaluated using acetic acid induceddoi:10.1155/2014/539807 pmid:25629031 pmcid:PMC4297635 fatcat:f7gwm7ltkbbsjb2v36yt7qawcq
more »... rithing test, xylene induced ear edema, cotton pellet induced granuloma, and tail immersion methods at doses of 500, 1000, and 2000 mg/kg body weight. The presence of flavonoids, saponins, and tannins was identified in the extract. The extract exhibited considerable antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities against four classical models of pain. In acetic acid induced writhing, xylene induced ear edema, and cotton pellet granuloma models, the extract revealed dose dependent activity. Additionally, it increased latency time in tail immersion model. It can be concluded thatM. repanduspossesses significant antinociceptive potential. These findings suggest that this plant can be used as a potential source of new antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory candidates. The activity of methanol extract is most likely mediated through central and peripheral inhibitory mechanisms. This study justified the traditional use of leaf part of this plant.
Soil modification is the process which involves enhancing the anatomical substance of the soil apropos improve its strength, durability by mixing with additives. Foundation of a structure on the soft clay soil may be responsible for the excessive settlement of the structure. Soil modification helps to decreasing the foundation cost by increasing bearing capacity. In this study, lime and polypropylene fibres were used with soil to observe its effect on the bearing capacity. Differentdoi:10.5281/zenodo.5076279 fatcat:nicolo27ibfgppgl652kvb4qde
more »... n of lime (0 to 15%) by weight of soil and 2% polypropylene fibres by weight of lime were mixed with different soil samples according to the soil categories like sandy and clay and silt soil. The necessary parameters of the soil were determined and unconfined compressive strength of the soil was also measured by laboratory testing machine with different curing days. The result revealed the optimum value of the unconfined compressive strength was obtained for the concentration of 10% lime for clay and silt soil on the other hand 7.5% for the sandy soil.
We mainly consider the frequency limited ℋ_2 optimal model order reduction of large-scale sparse generalized systems. For this purpose we need to solve two Sylvester equations. This paper proposes efficient algorithm to solve them efficiently. The ideas are also generalized to index-1 descriptor systems. Numerical experiments are carried out using Python Programming Language and the results are presented to demonstrate the approximation accuracy and computational efficiency of the proposed techniques.arXiv:2101.04566v1 fatcat:g3rgaas4ajcabarcvdn2qjggh4
2009 International Conference for Technical Postgraduates (TECHPOS)
The demand for adequate security to electronic data system grows high over the decades. As the security issue also impact on the performance analysis of the wireless network, data encryption is necessary for sending and receiving information secretly over the network. Since 1970s, Data Encryption Standard (DES) has received a substantial amount of attention from academic cryptanalysts. However, in 1998 it has been proved insecure and on October 2000, National Institute of Standards anddoi:10.1109/techpos.2009.5412055 fatcat:ts4dqzjnnzgejdt6rl6gzgvdi4
more »... y (NIST) announced that the Rijndael algorithm has been selected as the Advance Encryption Standard (AES).Our algorithm is based on AES. In this paper, we examine the performance of our new cipher in MANET and wireless LAN networks and make a performance comparison with that of AES.
Variceal bleeding results as a consequence of portal hypertension and it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality of children with chronic liver disease (CLD). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the only confirmatory tool for detecting esophageal varices but due to its invasive nature, high cost and lack of available facilities for pediatric endoscopy, alternative laboratory predictors are essential. In this study, we aimed at identifying laboratory predictors that may predict thedoi:10.3329/fmcj.v16i1.55728 fatcat:btdh5aoj65c5zkiwpms45igc4y
more »... of esophageal varices in children with CLD. This cross-sectional study was done at the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from July 2008 to June 2010. Fifty consecutive children with CLD, aged 3-15 years of both sexes, who had no history of active/recent variceal bleeding, taking beta blockers or surgery for esophageal varices were included in the study. All patients underwent history and physical examination. Venous blood of the patients was taken for laboratory analysis of serum bilirubin, serum alanine aminotransferase, serum albumin, platelet count and International Normalization Ratio (INR). Later, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy of the patients were done. Based on endoscopic findings children were divided into two groups. Group-I: CLD with esophageal varices included 29 children and Group-II: CLD without esophageal varices included 21 children. A univariate analysis was initially done on laboratory variables followed by a logistic regression analysis to identify the independent variables associated with presence of esophageal varices. Then performance of these independent variables were analyzed using upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as the gold standard test. Out of 50 patients 30 were male. Male-female ratio was 1.5:1. Fifty eight percent (29 out of 50) had esophageal varices. Amongst all the laboratory variables, thrombocytopenia (platelet count <150000/mm3) was an independent predictor of esophageal varices (p=0.018). Thrombocytopenia showed good sensitivity and specificity (82.7% and 80.9% respectively) to be used as a screening test for predicting esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. Thrombocytopenia can be used as an independent predictor for esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. Faridpur Med. Coll. J. 2021;16(1):3-7
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The data herein presented concerns the article entitled "Evaluation of hydrochemical properties and groundwater suitability for irrigation uses in southwestern zones of Jashore, Bangladesh". Data was collected during 2018-2019 in the southwestern zones of Jashore, Bangladesh. One hundred groundwater samples (boreholes and tube wells) were collected to evaluate groundwater quality, using the irrigation water quality index (IWQI) as an indicator. Fourteen hydrochemical parameters (pH, EC, TDS,doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.106315 pmid:32995403 pmcid:PMC7502822 fatcat:zf5emx3jqjbe3c4bwshppfdweu
more »... N, pH, EC, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, Cl-, HCO3 -, SO4 2- and Fe2+) were used to calculate irrigation water quality indices (KI, Na%, PI, SAR, SSP, MH, and TH). Statistical methods such as Viper diagrams, USSL, and Wilcox diagrams were used to visualize datasets. The attained data can be used to assess the hydrogeochemistry of the sampled sites and groundwater quality for irrigation purposes. The findings of this work can be used in the optimization of management and treatment procedures and in the implementation of sustainable water development.
Mankind is facing an unprecedented threat of existence due to the antibiotic resistance developed by bacteria. The unripe fruits of Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (family: Ebenaceae) can be considered as one of the natural sources to tackle this issue. The present study is designed to assess the antimicrobial activity of D. malabarica seed and flesh extracts. Herein, D. malabarica extracts were prepared using polar solvents (i.e., water and 70% ethanol) and their antimicrobial activity asdoi:10.4236/ns.2021.138026 fatcat:lom7f6bep5g2rhnrkspk5epdjm
more »... well as in vivo toxicity was investigated. Their antibacterial activity was investigated against gram positive (Bacillus subtilis) and gram negative (Escherichia coli DH5α, and Salmonella typhi) bacteria at different time points. All the extracts showed the highest antibacterial activity after 2 hours of incubation. The aqueous seed extract showed the maximum zone of inhibition (i.e., ~13 mm) against Natural Science MATERIALS AND METHODS 2.
Optimal growth and development of a child depends mostly on proper breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. However, many children yet suffer from malnutrition and the recommended practices of complementary feeding have yet not been established among the majority of the population. In this observational study, we looked for the causes behind the improper complementary feeding practices among the mothers attending the outdoor and indoor units of the Department of Pediatrics, Faridpurdoi:10.3329/fmcj.v16i1.55734 fatcat:wtt4w7356fcm3hsjsi2tgi5sg4
more »... dical College Hospital, Faridpur, Bangladesh, from January 2018 to January 2019. A total of 447 mothers were interviewed regarding their complementary feeding practices and data were analyzed to find out the demographic and social influences. The majority of the respondents were between the age group of 21-25 years (54%). Thirty five percent were illiterate, 60% were from the rural area, 78% were housewives, 64% came from a nuclear family, and 87% had a monthly family income of 5000-20000. Most of the deliveries were conducted at home (58%) and the most common source of feeding related information was healthcare workers (66%). Only 41% of the mothers started complementary feeding at the age of 6 months. The most common complementary food was Suji, 60% of them lacked the knowledge of food preparation and 35% of them practice forceful feeding to the children. The promotion of proper complementary feeding needs to be ensured to achieve the children's catch-up growth and development. Faridpur Med. Coll. J. 2021;16(1):30-33
) n (%) Significant 23 (67.6) 5 (14.7) 28 (82.4) 0.005 Innocent 1 (2.9) 5 (14.7) 6 (17.6) Total 24 (70.6) 10 (29.4) 34 (100) BANGLADESH J CHILD HEALTH 2010; VOL 34 (2) : 61 MM Hossain ...doi:10.3329/bjch.v34i2.10218 fatcat:7lygcci4qzdjloi2wrtclzy73a
Hossain 2 , Md Ruhul Amin 3 Rahman SMM et al Containing antimicrobial resistance AMR-impact scenario, an additional 24 million people surveillance mainstreaming and sustainable one would be forced into ... antimicrobials, access to safe food and water and sanitation and one health approach, and further investment in new antimicrobials, vaccines and to generate scientific evidence thus urgently needed. 1* , Shah Monir ...doi:10.3329/bmrcb.v47i2.57766 fatcat:q2jckx7tdvdttowmzoj4nt6ska
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