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Open Access Original Research

Immune-Suppression Modulation in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Admitted for COVID-19

Received: 14 June 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304204


SARS-CoV-2 infection has significantly impacted solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, who are at high risk of disease and worse outcomes. Moreover, therapeutic management in this population is not precise yet. Our study aimed to evaluate the overall survival of SOT recipients and predictive factors for mortality. We also aimed to assess the impact of antiviral treatments and immunosuppressant changes on overall mortality and to evaluate the length of hospital stay of SOT compared to the general population. This [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Adaptation to Residential Care: Voices from New Zealand

Received: 25 May 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304259


This article explores the adaptation process of older adults in residential care facilities in New Zealand. Through a phenomenological approach, this study provides clarity on how older adults adjust in residential care despite losses and challenges. Qualitative data on 24 older adults, 6 residential care facilities, and 10 staff were collected. Utilising qualitative software the following were identified: loss, support, acceptance and meaningful support. Initially, the unfamiliar environment and faces, structured [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Environmental Consequences in the Neighbourhood of Rapid Unplanned Urbanisation in Bangalore City

Received: 24 July 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304052


The knowledge of landscape dynamics aids in evolving strategies for the prudent management of natural resources to sustain ecosystem services. The availability of spatiotemporal remote sensing data with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms has aided in assessing the ecological status in urban environments, markedly revealing complex patterns and interactions. The current communication presents landscape dynamics in the Bengaluru Urban district from 1973 to 2022 using a s [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Stress Analysis and Life Prediction of a Ceramic Matrix Composite Vane Using a Micromechanics-Based Approach

Received: 06 September 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2304035


The results of stress analysis of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) vane using a physics-based model developed for two-dimensional woven CMCs are presented. The model considers the inherent defects and micromechanical damage in woven CMCs along with time-dependent deformation of the constituents. Predictions include damage state under general load conditions and the global deformation response of the vane. Strain-gage data from burst tests are compared to strain predictions obtained using the model. Results from tim [...]

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Open Access Technical Note

Integrating Compassion into EMDR for PTSD

Received: 15 August 2023;  Published: 30 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2304058


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often involves feeling-states of shame and self-loathing. Traditional exposure-based treatments, which are effective for fear-based PTSD, are sometimes limited in effectiveness when working with these emotional experiences: clients with high levels of shame, guilt, or disgust may experience ‘blocks’ in processing when attempting eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Developed to help people who suffer from pervasive shame and self-attack, compassion focused ther [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Association between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Resilience in Frontline Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam

Received: 11 October 2023;  Published: 30 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2304199


The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a considerable burden on frontline healthcare workers (HCWs), thus increasing their vulnerability to developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our study aimed to examine the relationship between possible PTSD symptoms and resilience and identify associated factors with possible PTSD symptoms among Vietnamese frontline HCWs during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. We conducted a cross-sectional study across medical facilities at three administrative levels: provincial, district, [...]

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Open Access Review

Understanding the Potentiality of Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Disorders Detection and Diagnostics

Received: 09 April 2022;  Published: 29 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2304198


Today, the advancement of assessment, forecasting, and therapy or medical attention for psychological healthcare is already using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, particularly machine learning, due to the introduction of digital tools to treat mental health conditions. In mental health treatment, the present and the future of artificial intelligence technologies hold both enormous promises and potential dangers. With the current global scenario, psychological disorders like clinical depression, general anxi [...]

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Open Access Review

Macroalgae as a Source of Functional Foods in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Received: 22 July 2023;  Published: 29 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2304024


Noncommunicable diseases (NCD), such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), are responsible for the majority of annual deaths worldwide. Dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, among others, can enhance the onset of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The integration of natural products in the diet, such as marine macroalgae or hydrocolloids extracted from them, has been extensively studied. The application of these substances in the prevention of pathologies is expanding due to the high content of bioactive compounds [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Creating through COVID-19 - An Art-Based Autoethnographic Account

Received: 09 November 2023;  Published: 29 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2304057


The experience of painting during the COVID-19 period initiated this art-based autoethnographic account. The pandemic affected various fields of life; the discussion is thus pursued from a few interrelated points of view: of an individual coping with the COVID-19 crisis on a personal level, of a painter, of an art therapist, of an art therapy lecturer and supervisor, and an artist involved in community interventions. Artmaking and viewing artworks can enhance communication with the beholder and encourage others to [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Stability Analysis of Autonomous Microgrid Operated at Constant-Frequency with the Consideration of Reactive Power Balance

Received: 01 September 2023;  Published: 29 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2304039


Large-scale autonomous microgrids have potential application values as they can increase renewable energy penetration level without compromising the stability of the existing large power systems. Before their widespread implementation, critical issues like stability analysis etc need to be solved. This paper analyses the stability in an autonomous microgrid operated at constant frequency with the consideration of reactive power balance. Difference equations of reactive power for the grid-forming generator are const [...]

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