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PROF. PATEL JAYANTI P

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Geophysics

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2011

2010

2007

Opdyke, ND, Kent DV, Huang K, Patel JP.  2007.  Preliminary Equatorial Paleomagnetic results from Mt. Kenya Lavas.

2004

OLAKEKAN, DRMUSTAPHAAMIDU, P PROFPATELJAYANTI.  2004.  Evaluation of Geophagia as a pathway for internal exposure to ionizing radiation. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPAA11), Madrid, Spain, May 23-28, 2004. : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.

2002

OLAKEKAN, DRMUSTAPHAAMIDU, P PROFPATELJAYANTI.  2002.  Preliminary reports on Radon Concentration in Drinking Water and Indoor Air in Kenya.. Environmental Geochemistry & Health, 24, 387 . : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.

2000

1999

OLAKEKAN, DRMUSTAPHAAMIDU, P PROFPATELJAYANTI.  1999.  Dose rate conversion factors for external exposures inside African traditional buildings. In: Ed. M. C. Thorne. Proceedings of 6th Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) International Symposium, Southport, 14 . : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.

1998

J., MRMANGALAMICHAEL, P PROFPATELJAYANTI, KALAMBUKA DRANGEYOHUDSON.  1998.  Radio Isotope Photon Excited Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Technique for the Analysis of Organic Matrices. X-ray Spectrometry, Vol. 27, 205 . : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.
KALAMBUKA, DRANGEYOHUDSON, P PROFPATELJAYANTI.  1998.  Measurements of trace elements levels in Kenyan cigarettes with energy dispersive X-ray fluroscence spectroscopy technique. J. Trace & Microprobe Techniques, Vol. 16, No.2, 233 . : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.
P, PROFPATELJAYANTI, OLAKEKAN DRMUSTAPHAAMIDU.  1998.  Measurements of radionuclide contents of some Natural Building Materials in Kenya and Radiological impact Assessment. J. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 65-69.. : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.
P, PROFPATELJAYANTI, KALAMBUKA DRANGEYOHUDSON.  1998.  Optimization of X-ray Fluorescence Elemented analysis.. An example from Kenya Applied Radiation & Isotopes, 49, 885 . : Canadian Center of Science and Education Abstract
Twenty variceal banding sessions were performed in eight patients between February 1995 and September 1996. A total of 69 rings were used to band the varices and at each session between two to six rings were used. Two of the eight had active bleeding and both underwent variceal banding to successfully arrest their bleeding as inpatients. Sixteen other variceal banding sessions were performed on an outpatient basis to obliterate their varices. Four of the eight patients had had sclerotherapy before and varices were still present. No acute or long term complications were noted. In one patient, variceal banding could not be performed as he developed stridor upon placement of the overtube. All the patients had advanced varices (Grade III or IV) and extended for more than 15 cms in the oesophagus. Endoscopic variceal obliteration remains the treatment of choice for patients with portal hypertension with variceal bleeding. Variceal banding is associated with a superior outcome when compared with sclerotherapy; the variceal kill time is shorter, infective complications less, rebleeding occurs less commonly and transfusion requirements are lower.

1997

Mustapha, AO, Narayana DGS, Patel JP, Otwoma D.  1997.  Natural Radioactivity in Some Building Materials in Kenya and the Contributions to the Indoor External Doses. AbstractNatural Radioactivity in Some Building Materials in Kenya and the Contributions to the Indoor External Doses

Against a background of growing concern over the health risks associated with exposure to natural sources of radiation, a study has been carried out in Kenya in which the activity concentrations of the major radionuclides in some natural building materials are determined. Different types of rock and soil samples were analysed with a gamma ray spectrometer. Typical activities, so far encountered, are in the ranges: 50 to 1500 Bq.kg-1 for 40K; 5 to 200 Bq.kg-1 for 226Ra; and 5 to 300 Bq.kg-1 for 232Th. The external gamma ray absorbed doses in indoor air, and the corresponding effective dose equivalents in a typical dwelling are presented. The need for further studies is also discussed.

1994

Patel, JP.  1994.  Seismic Contributions of the Kenyan Rift Valley. AbstractWebsite

The past and the present understanding of the deep lithospheric structures beneath the Kenyan Rift Valley is reviewed and the results of the long-range explosion seismic experiment are discussed. A sill like intrusive body exists in the lower crust and there is only moderate crustal thinning beneath the central sector. No evidence has been established for the 'axial intrusion' to shallow depths.

1991

1990

Henry, WJ, Mechie J, Maguire PKH, Khan MA, Prodehl C, Keller GR, Patel J.  1990.  A Seismic Investigation of the Kenya Rift Valley. AbstractWebsite

In August 1985 the crustal structure underlying the southern part of the Kenya Rift Valley was investigated by long-range explosion seismology. the experiment (KRISP 85) consisted of two seismic lines in the central sector of the rift, one along the axis and the other across it. Interpretation of the data, including time-term analysis and ray tracing has shown that the thickness of rift infill varies from about 6km below Lake Naivasha to about 2 and 1.5km below Lake Magadi and Lake Bogoria respectively. the underlying material has a P-wave velocity of 6.05 ± 0.03 km s-1 which suggests that the rift is underlain by Precambrian metamorphic basement. A localized high-velocity zone identified to the east of Nakuru may be due to basic intrusive material. the P-wave velocity increases discontinuously to 6.45 ± 0.2 km s-1 at a depth of 12.5 ± 1.0 km below sea level. This depth is similar to that inferred for the brittle-ductile transition zone from a study of local seismicity in the Lake Bogoria region. A high P-wave velocity layer (7.1 ± 0.2 km s-1) occurs at 22 ± 2 km depth below sea level which might be associated with a sill-like basic intrusion in the lower crust. an upper mantle velocity of 7.5 ± 0.2 km s-1 (unreversed) is reached at a depth of 34.0 ± 2.0 km below sea level. This implies that only moderate crustal thinning has occurred beneath the central sector of the rift. No evidence was obtained for the existence of a continuous‘axial intrusion’ reaching to shallow levels below the rift and associated with crustal separation as suggested by previous studies.

1989

Patel, JP.  1989.  Palaeomagnetic results from late Archaean and early proterozoic granites from South Western Kenya. AbstractPalaeomagnetic results from late Archaean and early proterozoic granites from South Western Kenya

Results of a palaeomagnetic study carried out on the Migori granites exposed in the South Western part of Kenya are presented. The granites of Post-Nyanzian and Post-Kavirondian ages are dated at View the MathML source, respectively, using the whole rock RbSr isochron method. Alternating frequency and thermal demagnetization techniques have been used to isolate characteristic components of natural remanence. Opaque petrological and thermomagnetic studies indicate titanomagnetite grains as the main carrier of the primary component. The mean palaeomagnetic poles for the Post-Nyanzian and the Post-Kavirondian granites are located at 336°E, 72°N (View the MathML source) and 263°E, 41°N (View the MathML source), respectively.

Khan, AM, Maguire PKH, Henry W, Higham M, Patel J, Keller G, Mechie J.  1989.  A crustal seismic refraction line along the axis of the S.Kenya Rift. Website

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1981

Patel, JP.  1981.  The Proterozoic Tectonics of Africa.

1980

1979

Patel, JP, Raja PKS.  1979.  Paleomagnetic results from the Narosura and Magadi volcanics of Kenya. AbstractPaleomagnetic results from the Narosura and Magadi volcanics of Kenya

Results of a paleomagnetic study carried out on the exposed volcanic rocks on the western side of the South Kenya Rift Valley are presented. Nine stratigraphic groups ranging in age from Miocene to Pleistocene were sampled. The rocks consist of basalts, trachytes, nephelinites, melanephelinites, olivine melanephelinites and ignimbrites. Paleomagnetic poles obtained for different age ranges are as follows: Period I (0.64–0.72 Ma), 116°E, 85°N (A95 = 6°); Period II (1.6–6.9 Ma), 297°E, 84°N (A95 = 4°); Period III (12.0–15.0 Ma), 34°E, 80°N (A95 = 9°). The results for Period II show large secular variations which are in disagreement with the model predictions for near-equatorial sites.

Patel, JP, Raja PKS.  1979.  A palaeomagnetic study of lower Proterozoic granites from Western Kenya. AbstractA palaeomagnetic study of lower Proterozoic granites from Western Kenya

This paper reports a palaeomagnetic study of the lower Proterozoic granites, exposed in the western part of Kenya and dated at 2530 ± 50 Ma (λRb= 1.39 × 10−11 yr−1). Ten sites out of 13 have yielded stable palaeomagnetic directions which are believed to be primary. Polished section and thermomagnetic analyses indicate titanomagnetite grains as the main carrier of the primary component of the natural remanence. The mean palaeomagnetic north pole is calculated at 210.7° E, 60.9° N with A95= 13.5°.

1976

1972

Patel, JP, Gacii P.  1972.  Palaeomagnetic Studies Of The Kapiti Phonolite Of Kenya. AbstractPalaeomagnetic Studies Of The Kapiti Phonolite Of Kenya

Specimens of Kapiti phonolite from sixteen sites were treated in an alternating field up to 900 Oe peak. Four sites were discarded on the basis of Watson's Criterion for randomness. Variations in various magnetic parameters along a vertical section of the rock indicate that a hard secondary component of magnetization of high coercive force is present in the surface samples of the rock — a possible cause for the poor grouping of directions of the remaining sites. Weathering may have introduced this component in the surface samples. The Kapiti phonolite possesses both normal and reverse polarities. The Pole position for the Upper Miocene is calculated at 81°N, 118°E with a circle of confidence of 17°.

1971

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