Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports 2020-12-02T20:12:35+00:00 Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2582-3248)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJARR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of 'research'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Acromegaly and Pregnancy: A Systematic Review Protocol 2020-12-02T20:12:15+00:00 Diego Barata Bandeira Thaina Oliveira Felicio Olivatti Fernanda Bolfi Cesar Luiz Boguszewski Vania dos Santos Nunes- Nogueira <p><strong>Introduction:</strong>&nbsp;Although the association between acromegaly and pregnancy has been studied, recent evidence synthesis is lacking.</p> <p><strong>Objective: </strong>To evaluate the association between acromegaly and pregnancy in terms of disease control and newborn/maternal outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong>&nbsp;We will perform a systematic review according to Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for systematic reviews of etiology and risk. We will include studies with pregnant women, over 18 years old, diagnosed with acromegaly before or during the first trimester of pregnancy. Studies with pregnancy before acromegaly diagnosis will be excluded. We will consider cohort and case-control studies, and case series (at least 3 participants). Maternal primary outcomes will be acromegaly control, preterm birth, presence of diabetes, hypertension and/or eclampsia, and frequency of abortion. Newborn primary outcomes will be perinatal mortality and low birthweight. General and adaptive search strategies have been created for the Embase, Medline, LILACS, and CENTRAL databases. Two independent reviewers will assess eligibility of the studies, extract data, and evaluate their risk of bias. For dichotomous data, effect estimates will be calculated using relative risk with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Continuous data will be expressed as means and standard deviation (SD) for each study, and the mean difference will be calculated with respective 95% CIs. For non-controlled studies, maternal outcomes will be compared pre- and postpartum, and for abortion frequency and newborn outcomes, we will perform proportional meta-analysis. <strong>Conclusion</strong><strong>: </strong>We hope that the results of this review can help the management of pregnant women with acromegaly.</p> 2020-11-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Angular Photometric Analysis of the Forehead in a Nigerian Population 2020-12-02T20:12:35+00:00 Onyinye Mary Ozioko Uche Sebastine Ozioko Ignatius Ikemefuna Ozor Ifeanacho Ezeteonu Abireh Okeke Emmanuel Ikechukwu Adaeze Hope Anike <p>Facial data are used to ascertain deviations from norm, biological variability, assess phenotypic traits, precise determination of facial aesthetics, design of safety equipment, correctional tools, evolutionary analysis, civil and criminal identification purposes. This study was designed to analyze the morphometric dimensions of forehead from photographs taken at varying angles.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods: </strong>Two-hundred Yoruba subjects (10-30 years) were photographed and the following anthropometric parameters; 90° (FH90°), forehead height at 45°Right (FH45°R), forehead height at 45°Left (FH45°L), forehead width at 90° (FW90°), forehead width at 45°right (FW45°R) and forehead width at 45°left (FW45°L) was measured. Descriptive analysis of the forehead parameters was carried out and the relationships between different parameters were tested using Pearson correlation.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>All measured forehead parameters in our cohort were greater in males than in females except FW45°R and FH45°R. Significant relationship was also found to exist between forehead parameters at different angles.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Findings from this study indicates that forehead parameters at 90°, 45° Right and 45° Left, showed sexual dimorphism and are correlated hence can be used for individualization, biological profiling, facial recognition from security cameras, planning of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.</p> 2020-11-11T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Constraints in Adoption of Animal Husbandry Practices in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, India 2020-12-02T20:12:25+00:00 A. Lavanya G. Prasad Babu <p>The present study was carried out to find out the constraints in implementation of improved dairy related activities among the dairy farmers in adopted villages who have been receiving regular guidance and technical support from KVK, Banavasi, Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. A total of 120 farmers from 3 mandals were selected using simple random sampling method and a series of questions covering aspects like breeding, feeding, health care and clean milk production were administered and constraints were recorded and categorised. The beneficiaries perceived "non-availability of green fodder throughout the year" (81.66%) and "A.I. centre not/distantly located" (64%) as the most serious infrastructural constraints. "Cost of rearing crossbred cows is very high" (89.66%) and "excess workload" (84%) as the main constraints of socio psychological nature encountered by the beneficiaries.</p> 2020-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Dominant Factors Affecting Employee’s Performance a Case Study at PT Bintai Kindenko Engineering Indonesia 2020-12-02T20:12:10+00:00 Ade Saputra . Kholil Toto Hardiyanto <p><sub></sub></p> <p>The general situation of national domestic business is not encouraging. More specifically, the number of Construction Service Companies engaged in the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) field in Indonesia is increasing. In order to make all companies compete competitively, companies need effective human resources (HR) on MEP project on the meaning of effective HR is that have Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. One of the ways companies can achieve improved workforce performance is by applying disciplinary attitudes in accordance with applicable regulations. And must be supported by having a competent workforce. Leaders as managers in a project must be able to create a comfortable working atmosphere and conditions for their staff to have good performance. Leadership factors may effect the success or failure of an agency. The purpose of this research is to identify the dominant factors that affect labor performance in the MEP project conducted at PT Bintai Kindenko Engineering Indonesia. Data analysis with help of smartPLS 3.0 software. The results are that the discipline and leadership hasn't an affecting on workforce performance improvement, competency variables have an affecting on workforce performance improvement. And together the variables of discipline, competence, and leadership have an affecting on workforce performance improvement. The most affecting factor is the competency variable, with an affecting coefficient of 0.627 on performance.</p> 2020-11-26T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##