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ESTIMATION OF REST PERIODS FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED/RECONSTRUCTED PAVEMENTS

Anwaar Ahmed, Tariq Usman Saeed, Samuel Labi
<span title="2016-06-28">2016</span> <i title="Vilnius Gediminas Technical University"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/tov22ix4ybejvdsdym5pvhlgha" style="color: black;">Transport</a> </i> &nbsp;
Newly-constructed and reconstructed highway pavements under the effect of traffic loading and climatic severity deteriorate progressively and need preservation intervention after a certain number of years following their construction. In the literature, the term 'rest period' has been used to refer to the number of years that elapse between the construction completion to the application of first major repair activity. The rest period is a critical piece of information that agencies use to not
more &raquo; ... ly plan and budget for the first major repair activity but also to develop more confidently, their life-cycle activity schedules for life cycle costing, work programming, and long-term plans. However, the literature lacks established procedures for predicting rest periods on the basis of pavement performance thresholds. In the absence of such resources, highway agencies rely mostly on expert opinion for establishing the rest periods for their pavement sections. In addressing this issue, this paper presents a statistical methodology for establishing the rest periods for newly-constructed or reconstructed pavements. The methodology was demonstrated using empirical data from in-service pavements in a Midwestern State in the US. The paper's results show that the rest periods of newlyconstructed and reconstructed highway pavements are significantly influenced by their functional class, surface material type, traffic loading level, and climate severity.
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Context-aware autonomous security assertion for Industrial IoT

Usman Tariq, Ahmad O. Aseeri, Mohammed Saeed Alkatheiri, Yu Zhuang
<span title="">2020</span> <i title="Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/q7qi7j4ckfac7ehf3mjbso4hne" style="color: black;">IEEE Access</a> </i> &nbsp;
Tariq is an associate professor with the college of computer engineering and sciences at PSAU.  ...  Mohammed Saeed Alkatheiri FIGURE 2 . 2 Sample Representative Architecture FIGURE 3 . 3 Hybrid Encryption Flowchart (RSA-AES) TABLE . 1 . .  ... 
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Anatomical Variations of Radial Artery-Its morphology and Clinical Implications

Muhammad Tariq, Saeed Ahmad, Jamshed Khan, Salman Hakim, Ullah Usman, Shehla Aman
<span title="2020-01-01">2020</span> <i title="Zenodo"> Zenodo </i> &nbsp;
Background: The radial artery is the smaller terminal branch of the brachial artery. It is one of the most commonly used arteries for various interventions. Anatomical variations exist and can predispose patients to iatrogenic injury if the operator is unaware of normal radial artery morphology. The present study focuses on giving detailed information about radial artery measurements in our local population. Methods: This was a cross-sectional observational study, conducted in the anatomy
more &raquo; ... ment of Jinnah Medical College Peshawar from 2017 to 2018. This study was conducted on 42 formalin-fixed cadavers, yielding 84 upper limbs. The radial artery was dissected and studied; length, external and internal diameters were measured. Data was entered in SPSS v20 and analyzed. Results: The mean age of the study population was 36 ± 11.25. Male to female ratio was 1:1. The most common site of origin of the radial artery was distal to head of the radius. The right radial artery was longer than the left. The right radial artery was broader in males as compared to females with a p-value of <0.05. The external and internal diameters of the radial artery decreased gradually from start to the endpoint for both the genders. The external diameters of the left radial artery were greater than those on the right side. The right radial artery had a larger internal diameter than the left side. Conclusion: The anatomy and morphology of radial artery have many documented variations. Radiologist and surgeons sh
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Human Behavior Analysis Using Intelligent Big Data Analytics

Muhammad Usman Tariq, Muhammad Babar, Marc Poulin, Akmal Saeed Khattak, Mohammad Dahman Alshehri, Sarah Kaleem
<span title="2021-07-06">2021</span> <i title="Frontiers Media SA"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/5r5ojcju2repjbmmjeu5oyawti" style="color: black;">Frontiers in Psychology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Intelligent big data analysis is an evolving pattern in the age of big data science and artificial intelligence (AI). Analysis of organized data has been very successful, but analyzing human behavior using social media data becomes challenging. The social media data comprises a vast and unstructured format of data sources that can include likes, comments, tweets, shares, and views. Data analytics of social media data became a challenging task for companies, such as Dailymotion, that have
more &raquo; ... s of daily users and vast numbers of comments, likes, and views. Social media data is created in a significant amount and at a tremendous pace. There is a very high volume to store, sort, process, and carefully study the data for making possible decisions. This article proposes an architecture using a big data analytics mechanism to efficiently and logically process the huge social media datasets. The proposed architecture is composed of three layers. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate Apache Spark parallel processing and distributed framework technologies with other storage and processing mechanisms. The social media data generated from Dailymotion is used in this article to demonstrate the benefits of this architecture. The project utilized the application programming interface (API) of Dailymotion, allowing it to incorporate functions suitable to fetch and view information. The API key is generated to fetch information of public channel data in the form of text files. Hive storage machinist is utilized with Apache Spark for efficient data processing. The effectiveness of the proposed architecture is also highlighted.
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SpeCollate: Deep cross-modal similarity network for mass spectrometry data based peptide deductions

Muhammad Usman Tariq, Fahad Saeed, Frederique Lisacek
<span title="2021-10-29">2021</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/s3gm7274mfe6fcs7e3jterqlri" style="color: black;">PLoS ONE</a> </i> &nbsp;
Investigation: Muhammad Usman Tariq. Methodology: Muhammad Usman Tariq, Fahad Saeed. Project administration: Fahad Saeed.  ...  Author Contributions Conceptualization: Muhammad Usman Tariq, Fahad Saeed. Funding acquisition: Fahad Saeed. PLOS ONE  ... 
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Methods for Proteogenomics Data Analysis, Challenges, and Scalability Bottlenecks: A Survey

Muhammad Usman Tariq, Muhammad Haseeb, Mohammed Aledhari, Rehma Razzak, Reza M. Parizi, Fahad Saeed
<span title="2020-12-25">2020</span> <i title="Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/q7qi7j4ckfac7ehf3mjbso4hne" style="color: black;">IEEE Access</a> </i> &nbsp;
. • Database Search and Peptide-Spectrum-Match (PSM) MUHAMMAD USMAN TARIQ (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore,  ...  FAHAD SAEED (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in 2010.  ... 
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Power-efficient and highly scalable parallel graph sampling using FPGAs

Usman Tariq, Umer I. Cheema, Fahad Saeed
<span title="">2017</span> <i title="IEEE"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/ek7djgoan5ehpihkol2k4a7rm4" style="color: black;">2017 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig)</a> </i> &nbsp;
Energy efficiency is a crucial problem in data centers where big data is generally represented by directed or undirected graphs. Analysis of this big data graph is challenging due to volume and velocity of the data as well as irregular memory access patterns. Graph sampling is one of the most effective ways to reduce the size of graph while maintaining crucial characteristics. In this paper we present design and implementation of an FPGA based graph sampling method which is both time-and
more &raquo; ... efficient. This is in contrast to existing parallel approaches which include memory-distributed clusters, multicore and GPUs. Our strategy utilizes a novel graph data structure, that we call COPRA that allows timeand memory-efficient representation of graphs suitable for reconfigurable hardware such as FPGAs. Our experiments show that our proposed techniques are 2x faster and 3x more energy efficient as compared to serial CPU version of the algorithm. We further show that our proposed techniques give comparable speedups to GPU and multi-threaded CPU architecture while energy consumption is 10x less than GPU and 2x less than CPU.
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Predictive activation for localization using minimal data-fusion in MANETs

Temoor Saeed, Saad Ahmad Khan, Usman Tariq, Zubair Ahmad Khan
<span title="">2013</span> <i title="IEEE"> 2013 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies </i> &nbsp;
We propose a unique localization algorithm for MANETs: the mobile infrastructure-less networks with support of static underlying wireless sensor network nodes. The algorithm has been designed with two stages for localizing the MANET. The first stage is the naive activation stage which acts as the bootstrap for the prediction stage. The predictive minimal energy consumption algorithm incorporates the information from the measured TOA (Time Of Arrival) to locate the mobile nodes. The experimental
more &raquo; ... results and comparative analysis show that our system provides accurate localization of linearly moving MANET's using low power consumption of the underlying wireless sensor networks.
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Clinicopathological prognostic factors of oral squamous cell carcinoma: An experience of a tertiary care hospital

Sayed Akbar Abbas, Javeria Saeed, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Ahmed Raheem Baksh, Salman Hashmi
<span title="">2018</span> <i title="ScopeMed Publishing"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/gbbsthvn6rbnlhpitrd3dikiyq" style="color: black;">JOURNAL OF PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION</a> </i> &nbsp;
Locoregional recurrence accounts for majority of the treatment failures in oral cancer patients. Current study aimed to determine the predictors of recurrence and survival in patients with biopsy proven Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity. This study included 88 patients of squamous cell carcinoma treated at our institution from 2007 till 2013. Primary intervention was surgery in all patients with radiation and chemotherapy in selected patients. Primary end point was locoregional
more &raquo; ... currence, distant metastasis and death. Out of 88 patients, 23 (26.1%) patients developed locoregional recurrence and 6 (6.8%) patients developed distant metastasis. Overall survival rate was 77.3%. Follow up ranged from 1 month to 63 months with mean of 17.8±16.2. On multivariate analysis, lymph node involvement and loco-regional recurrence were independent parameters related to decrease overall survival. Lymphovascular invasion, perineural spread, TNM stage and lymph node involvement had significant impact on recurrence.
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Regular post dinner walk; can be a useful lifestyle modification for gastroesophageal reflux

Shahid Karim, Wasim Jafri, Afsheen Faryal, Shahid Majid, Mohammad Salih, Fatima Jafri, Saeed Hamid, Hasnain Ali Shah, Zohaib Nawaz, Usman Tariq
<span title="">2011</span> <i title="ScopeMed Publishing"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/gbbsthvn6rbnlhpitrd3dikiyq" style="color: black;">JOURNAL OF PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION</a> </i> &nbsp;
To evaluate the correlation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms with routine post dinner physical activity and time interval before going to bed, in multiethnic South Asian population. Prospective, cross sectional analytical, multicenter study was conducted from February 2009 to March 2010. Patient's relative sitting in outpatient clinics with no comorbids, nonsmoker and non alcoholic were included. They were asked to fill a validated GERD questionnaire and were also inquired
more &raquo; ... t routine post dinner physical activity (lying, sitting, walking) and dinner-bed time interval. Odds Ratios (OR) and their 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) were estimated using Logistic Regression, with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms as an outcome. Subjects analyzed were 1875. Mean age was 35.37 +/- 12.69 years of which 689 (36.74%) had GERD symptoms. GERD symptoms were 42.08% in routine post dinner recumbency position. While 35.17% and 30.52% had the symptoms in post dinner sitting and walking before going to bed [OR for walking 0.66 (95% CI 0.5-0.88) when compared with lying posture]. GERD symptoms were 45.86% among those with dinner-bed time of one hour, progressively decreasing to 41.68%, 31.45% and 29.88% in the second, third and forth hour respectively. Odds ratio was significant only at 3rd [0.55 (0.41-0.74)] and > or = 4th hr [0.51 (0.37-0.71)] when compared with first hour. Regular post dinner walk and > 3 hour dinner-bed time interval were less associated with GERD symptoms.
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Co-infection With Hepatitis B in Tuberculosis Patients on Anti-tuberculosis Treatment and the Final Outcome

Amir F Khan, Ahsan Sajjad, Dedaar A Mian, Muhammad M Tariq, Usman K Jadoon, Muhammad Abbas, Kinza Shakeel, Nadia Saeed, Kiran Abbas
<span title="2021-04-12">2021</span> <i title="Cureus, Inc."> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/74mctp3frjfttdv6dx4dzh6lbm" style="color: black;">Cureus</a> </i> &nbsp;
The occurrence of both tuberculosis (TB) and concomitant hepatitis B virus (HBV) is likely to be associated with poor patient outcomes and poor treatment response. Objective To assess whether tuberculosis patients with concomitant hepatitis B virus infection were prone to poorer outcomes and treatment response. Methodology A case-control study was undertaken at the Tuberculosis Centre, DHQ Bagh Azad Kashmir and Pulmonology Department, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, between March 2020 and
more &raquo; ... t 2020. All patients with diagnosed tuberculosis and coinfection with hepatitis B were labeled as the case group while those with only tuberculosis acted as the control. All patients with tuberculosis were managed on a directly observed treatment strategy (DOTS). Non-compliant patients and those without complete data were excluded from the study. All data regarding socio-demographics, laboratory investigations, and clinical characteristics were recorded in a predefined proforma. Patients were considered to have good treatment outcomes when patients completed the treatment or had a negative smear at six months of treatment. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26 (IBM Corp, Armonk, NY) was used for the data analysis. Results A total of 178 patients were enrolled in the study. It was found that patients with concomitant hepatitis B had significantly poorer outcomes as compared to patients who did not have hepatitis B (<0.001). Similarly, TB and hepatitis B patients were significantly associated with severe tuberculosis (<0.001) and required a higher frequency of retreatment (<0.001). Conclusion Our study reports a strong association between the treatment response of patients with tuberculosis with an added hepatitis B infection. Furthermore, a larger number of patients with hepatitis B had severe tuberculosis as compared to those without hepatitis B.
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Influence of polymer ratio and surfactants on controlled drug release from cellulosic microsponges

Yasser Shahzad, Sidra Saeed, Muhammad Usman Ghori, Tariq Mahmood, Abid Mehmood Yousaf, Muhammad Jamshaid, Rizwan Sheikh, Syed A.A. Rizvi
<span title="">2018</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/ris7dmpgbjeh7o7ym5ap4ums2e" style="color: black;">International Journal of Biological Macromolecules</a> </i> &nbsp;
Microsponge refers to a highly cross-linked particle system with a capacity to adsorb (like a dry sponge) pharmaceutical materials. There are various methods available to prepare microsponge formulations, in this study we used quasi emulsion-solvent diffusion method with a combination of hydrophobic (ethyl cellulose) and hydrophilic polymers (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) mediated via Tween 80 and polyvinyl alcohol. Various ratios and amounts of the polymers and surfactants were used to
more &raquo; ... microsponge formulations using ketoprofen as a model drug and extensively characterised. Our results, for the first time, indicate successful and optimised formulation with desired pharmaceutical characteristics using a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic polymers. Ketoprofen-loaded microsponges were prepared using quasi emulsion-solvent diffusion method with slight modifications (Li et al., 2013) . A varying proportion of ethyl cellulose (EC)
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Estimation of Pavement Damage Cost for Establishing Equitable Road Use Fee for Commercial Vehicles – An Exploratory Empirical Analysis

Sunbal Hanif, Anwaar Ahmed, Tariq Usman Saeed, Qiang Bai
<span title="2017-02-19">2017</span> <i title="DEStech Publications"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/oepoggqi3bgnbds2j2j6zruxjy" style="color: black;">DEStech Transactions on Engineering and Technology Research</a> </i> &nbsp;
Funding the maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction (MR&R) of highway infrastructure is becoming a challenging task for highway agencies around the globe. Highway agencies usually charge road use fees to the highway users that are either mileage based or proportional to the actual share of infrastructure damage occasioned. Current road user charges (highway toll) for commercial vehicles in Pakistan are based on expert opinion, thus completely disregarding equity impacts. Present study
more &raquo; ... d a rational framework by incorporating the actual maintenance strategies used by national highway authority (NHA) of Pakistan for estimation of pavement damage cost. MR&R strategies (treatment type and timings) were formulated using twenty-five year life-cycle length and standard maintenance and rehabilitation treatments used by national highway agency. Marginal pavement damage cost (MPDC) for unit traffic loading was estimated by relating the highway agency pavement MR&R expenditure to the level of pavement loading. MPDC for national highway system was estimated to be Rs. 0.395 (2014 constant Rupees) per ESAL-km. Present study also compared the road use fee based on MPDC with existing road use fee for major truck classes and evaluated equity impacts.
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Synthesis of Ag-Fe3O4 nanoparticles for degradation of methylene blue in aqueous medium

Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Usman, Majid Muneer, Nadia Akram, Atta ul Haq, Muhammad Tariq, Fiza Akram
<span title="2020-04-24">2020</span> <i title="African Journals Online (AJOL)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/7qjrbmcgprgsxf2ilw4v5qgwfi" style="color: black;">Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia</a> </i> &nbsp;
Muhammad Saeed et al.Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2020,34(1) Synthesis of Ag-Fe3O4 nanoparticles for degradation of methylene blue in aqueous mediumBull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2020,34(1)  ... 
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Assessment of Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients Using University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire

Syed A Abbas, Muhammad Usman U Tariq, Ahmed Raheem, Javeria Saeed, Syed S Hashmi, Musa Karim, Mazhar Nizam
<span title="2019-01-16">2019</span> <i title="Cureus, Inc."> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/74mctp3frjfttdv6dx4dzh6lbm" style="color: black;">Cureus</a> </i> &nbsp;
Authors Syed Abbas, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Abdul Rehman, Javeria Saeed, Syed S.  ... 
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