General Science and Philosophy

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[5] viXra:1308.0149 [pdf] submitted on 2013-08-29 01:47:24

What is the Quality World Line

Authors: Zhicheng Yu
Comments: 2 Pages.

I proposal a new concept the quality-world line, maybe it will become a new development in the philosophy of science.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1308.0139 [pdf] submitted on 2013-08-27 07:42:21

The Definitions for Object and Space

Authors: Jeffrey Joseph Wolynski
Comments: 1 Page.

It is given definition for object and space so that consistency can be kept in the sciences.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1308.0094 [pdf] replaced on 2013-08-22 11:50:41

Predictor of Bronchodilatation Response in Asthmatic Patients

Authors: H. Al-Ghadeer, Abdullah AlShimemeri, H. Al-Jahdali, M. Al-Moamary, Andrew Nassif
Comments: 7 Pages.

Bronchodilatation response is often used in theassessment and the diagnosis of bronchial asthma. Many clinics and peripheral hospitals have no facility for spirometry and post bronchodilatation response (PBR) assessment. To test the predictors of PBR in asthmatic patients we retrospectively reviewed 100 cases of asthmatic patients followed by our outpatient department. All patients had pulmonary function tests (PFT) on first presentation, 45% M, 55% F, Mean age SD was 38.518 (range: 9-86 years), 92% of the cases were using medication: 89% inhaled beta agonists, 65% inhaled steroids, 7% Ipratropium, 32% oral theophylline, 4% sodium Cromoglycate, and 8% oral prednisone. 82% had shortness of breath, 62% wheezing, 71% cough, 51% nocturnal symptoms, 22% had associated allergic symptoms, and 33% had positive family history for asthma. 48% of the cases had significant PBR (ATS standards). Analysis of the above variables, revealed that a significant association between the bronchodilatation response and the use of medication (Odd Ratio OR=7.2, p ¡ 0.05), nocturnal symptoms (OR = 8:4, p < 0:001) and family history (OR = 2:9, p < 0:05). Conclusion: in asthmatic patients, current use of medications, presence of nocturnal symptoms, and positive family history of asthma , may predict the possibilities of the presence of a significant response post bronchodilatation.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1308.0086 [pdf] submitted on 2013-08-17 09:32:53

Implementation of a Complete Web Based Gis Solution Using Open Source Technologies

Authors: Siddharth Srivastava, Prashant Kumar, Ashu Krishna
Comments: 6 Pages. ASCNT 2012, Pg 256-262

The benefits of using open source solutions are now obvious to the industrial applications. The Open Source GIS solutions are gaining popularity within the geo informatics community. Examples of popular FLOSS GIS solutions are GeoServer, MapServer, GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS. These when combined with open source tools such as MoNav, Mapnik etc make a robust mapping solution. This paper illustrates such an Open Source solution to web mapping service, by which the data preprocess and the construction of prototype system both used merely open source GIS software.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1308.0019 [pdf] replaced on 2013-08-21 12:43:02

The Utilization of Exercise Tests in Evaluating Patients with Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Authors: Abdullah AlShimemeri, Itani M, Alghadeer H, Al-Jahdali H, Al-Moamary M, A. AlDuhaim, A. Mobeireek, Andrew Nassif
Comments: 12 Pages.

It is known that patients with pulmonary hypertension show an augmented ventilatory response to exercise defined as the slope of minute ventilation over carbon dioxide production (VE/VCO2). We suggested that the degree of ventilatory augmentation may be used to differentiate between patients with primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), Eisenmenger (E.) and chronic thromboembolic (CH.TH.EM.) disease.
Category: General Science and Philosophy