Crohn & #39;s disease with positive Ziehl & #8211;Neelsen stain: Three case reports
D Zhou, Q Ouyang, M Xiong, Y ZhangNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2018 21(10):1387-1390 Because of the similarity of the clinical symptoms, endoscopic, and pathological features, the differential diagnosis between Crohn's disease (CD) and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) remains difficult, especially in a high-incidence area of tuberculosis (TB). Here we reported three patients with positive Ziehl–Neelsen stain in endoscopic mucosal biopsy specimens. They had a poor response to anti-TB therapy but a good response to immunosuppresses, infliximab, or surgery, and were finally diagnosed as CD. It was not clear t...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Zhou Q Ouyang M Xiong Y Zhang Source Type: research

Metastatic squamous cell cancer with unknown primary origin in the mediastinal lymph node
M Agca, A KosifNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2018 21(10):1384-1386 Metastatic tumors with unknown primary origin are a group of heterogeneous tumors with undetectable primary tumor site on admission. They have the common properties of rapid and aggressive progression and unpredictable metastases. They form 3%–5% of all cases with cancer and the fourth-most common cause of cancer-related deaths. The histological type of these tumors is commonly (90%) adenocarcinoma, whereas 5% are squamous cell carcinomas. Metastasis is observed in the liver, lungs, and bones. Mediastinal lymph node metastasis...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Agca A Kosif Source Type: research

Benefits of anticitrullinated peptides examination in rheumatoid arthritis
Conclusions: The study was placed in Slovak Republic. We examined 833 patients with arthritis. There were 43 patients, or 62% of a subgroup of 69 who were ACPA positive whose ACPA examination was not needed—ACR/EULAR criteria was met without ACPA scoring. This number represents 5.1% of the total number examined. There were 15 patients, or 22% of the subgroup and 1.8% of the total whose diagnosis was revised to rheumatoid arthritis due to ACPA positivity—ACR/EULAR criteria were met solely with ACPA scoring. There were 11 patients (16% and 1.3%) whose medication was changed due to ACPA pos...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Belakova V Manka E Zanova P Racay Source Type: research

Intrauterine insemination in ovulatory infertile patients
Conclusion: In the patients who had OI via CC, the pregnancy rates obtained with IUI were statistically significantly higher than timed intercourse. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: C Soysal U Ozmen Source Type: research

A community-based surveillance of gastrointestinal helminthiasis among pregnant women in Ibadan, South West Nigeria
Conclusion: These communities are classified as Category III, having a low prevalence and low intensity infection. Therefore, prophylactic anti-helminthic treatment in pregnancy is not recommended. The inverse relationship with education may be a function of better living conditions. Better hygiene should be advocated. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: AI Ayede FA Bello AO Kehinde Source Type: research

Cancer-testis antigen GAGE-1 expression and serum immunoreactivity in hepatocellular carcinoma
Conclusion: These data illustrate that the GAGE-1 protein exhibits moderate cancer-restricted pattern of expression and immunogenicity, laying the foundation for the application of GAGE-1 in immunotherapy and for the diagnosis of HCC. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: NX Chao LZ Li GR Luo WG Zhong RS Huang R Fan FL Zhao Source Type: research

The effect of gender differences in protracted hiccups
Conclusion: Protracted hiccups are more common in males. This gender variation applies particularly to hiccups of GIS origin. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Eroglu Source Type: research

Severe falciparum malaria in children in Enugu, South East Nigeria
Conclusion: Early presentation will significantly reduce blood transfusions, prolonged admission and death in children with severe malaria. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: BO Edelu IK Ndu OO Igbokwe ON Iloh Source Type: research

Impact of cowpea fortified cookies on anthropometric and micronutrient status of primary school children: A randomized, single-blind controlled trial
Conclusion: Consumption of cowpea fortified cookies had significant positive effects on hemoglobin, serum ferritin, and vitamin A levels of school children and should be encouraged at household and industrial levels. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Rufina N B Ayogu Tochukwu P Onah Source Type: research

Effects of thoracic epidural or intravenous analgesia on the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in thoracotomy cases
Conclusion: Postoperative NLR alterations when compared with preoperative values were related to the analgesic regimen used. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Alkan FD Erkent Ali Celik A Gokce M Arslan Y Unal Source Type: research

An audit of the diagnosis and reporting of soft tissue sarcomas at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Conclusion: A pattern based approach is important for the accurate diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas. Some essential prognostic parameters and information needed for management were not included in the histopathology reports. The adoption of a structured reporting format and multidisciplinary team meetings will help to ensure the inclusion of such important information in the pathology report. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: NZ Ikeri AO Akinjo OO Ajayi AA Banjo Source Type: research

Comparing the interpretation of emergency department computed tomography between emergency physicians and attending radiologists: A multicenter study
Conclusions: The CT interpretations for abdominal traumatic patients in addition to pulmonary embolism and acute nontraumatic abdominal injuries should be carried out more carefully. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Guven Ali Haydar Akca C Caltili MI Sasmaz EK Kaykisiz S Baran L Sahin A Ari G Eyupoglu V Kirpat Source Type: research

The effectiveness of erbium: Yttrium & #8211;aluminum & #8211;garnet laser on enamel conditioning: An In vitro study
Conclusion: As a result of the study, it has been concluded that the laser application alone has no additional benefit to the acid application in terms of bonding strength. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Odabasi E Oruc G Duruk Source Type: research

Efficacy of using erbium, chromium-doped: Yttrium scandium gallium garnet laser-treated dentine in a dentine barrier test device
Conclusion: Er,Cr:YSGG laser treatment was not successful enough in decreasing the cytotoxic effects of the dental materials. Different parameters of Er,Cr:YSGG laser or different laser types could be investigated as an alternative to minimizing the cytotoxic effects of dental materials. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Ulker HE Ulker MS Botsali A Dundar Source Type: research

Dental anxiety and oral health-related quality of life in children following dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation: A prospective cross-sectional study
Conclusions: Dental rehabilitation under GA and IVS improved the quality of life and dental behavior. In the 6–12-year-olds, there was no statistically significant difference between children undergoing dental operations under GA and those undergoing dental operations under IVS. Dental anxiety decreased in 3–5-year-olds after treatment under GA but not after IVS. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: SE Guney C Araz RE Tirali SB Cehreli Source Type: research

Primary principles in developing scale with Rasch analysis: Portfolio anxiety assessment
Conclusion: The validity and reliability of Rasch analysis portfolio scale were analyzed, and items that worked well were included in the study. The results show that Rasch model provides a more accurate analysis for developing and adapting scales. Both the fit statistics and fit graphs help improve the analyses. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Tomak O Midik Source Type: research

Effect of green gold nanoparticles synthesized with plant on the flexural strength of heat-polymerized acrylic resin
Conclusion: Differences in concentrations of gold nanoparticles added to PMMA have significantly different effects on PMMA flexural strength, whereas differences in sizes of gold nanoparticles added to PMMA do not significantly affect its flexural strength. Accordingly, adding gold nanoparticles to PMMA may enhance the mechanical properties of denture bases used in clinical practice. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: P Oyar FA Sana B Nasseri R Durkan Source Type: research

Effect of chitosan on sealer penetration into the dentinal tubules
Conclusions: Chitosan, EDTA, and CA significantly improved the percentage of SP for coronal thirds. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Kesim AK Burak Y Ustun E Delikan A Gungor Source Type: research

Preoperative Vitamin D levels and respiratory complications of general anesthesia
Conclusions: This research observed that patients with low preoperative 25OHD vitamin levels encountered respiratory complications related to general anesthesia more often. Especially, in the early postoperative period, there is a very significant difference between complications and low 25OHD vitamin levels. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Tas T Noyan O Yagan V Hanci E Canakci Source Type: research

Frequency of audiological complaints in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and its relationship with oxidative stress
Conclusions: Patients with FMS have high levels of oxidative stress markers (GPx, NO, and MDA), highly frequent audiological symptoms with high hearing frequencies in audiometry, independent of disease severity. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: TT Koca M Seyithanoglu S Sagiroglu E Berk H Dagli Source Type: research

Chemical analysis of uroliths: A two-center study of doctors & #39; practice and perspective in South-East, Nigeria
Conclusion: This study showed that in spite of all respondents affirming that chemical analysis of uroliths is beneficial to patient management, more than half of respondents do not routinely send stones for analysis. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: IA Meka UC Dilibe MC Ugonabo UU Ogbobe Source Type: research

A profile of individuals accompanying patients in the emergency department: An analysis of 5046 cases
Conclusion: The number of people accompanying patients increases with sociocultural factors such as gender, age, literacy, and education level. In addition, similar increase can be observed with patients coming to emergency department by ambulance or having a chronic disease or arrive with lost consciousness. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yeniocak H Topacoglu Source Type: research

The accuracy of risk malignancy index in prediction of malignancy in women with adnexal mass in Basrah, Iraq
Conclusion: The RMI is a simple sensitive, practical, and reliable tool in preoperative discrimination between benign and malignant adnexal masses that can facilitate selection of cases for timely referral to oncology center. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: JN Al-Asadi SK Al-Maliki F Al-Dahhhan L Al-Naama F Suood Source Type: research

Digital evaluation of the dimensional accuracy of four different implant impression techniques
Conclusions: In cases with five parallel mandibular implants, improved accuracy was achieved using the direct splinted technique, the improved direct splinted technique, or the closed tray impression technique with snap on plastic caps. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: TB Ozcelik I Ozcan O Ozan Source Type: research

Rheumatoid arthritis in temporo-mandibular joint: A review
This article summarizes the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In particular, TMJ-RAs are collected in a short summary by examining every aspect of RA; the treatment of TMJ-RA is also briefly mentioned. TMJ-RA is usually characterized by bilateral pain, tenderness and swelling, and limitation of jaw movements. Due to these symptoms, patients may experience limitations in their daily activities, such as eating, speaking, and swallowing. MEDLINE and Scopus databases were searched electronically using the terms “temporomandibular joint” and “rheumatoid arthritis.” The electronic s...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Savtekin AO Sehirli Source Type: research

Pemphigus vegetans presenting as serpiginous oral, esophageal and genital mucosal ulcers undiagnosed for 3 years
In this report, we present a case of a 30-year-old woman with previously undiagnosed multiple, painful, chronic vegetative ulcers with “snail-track”-like appearance present for 3 years. Extensive clinical and laboratory investigations revealed the lesions to be due to PVeg. The patient responded to prednisolone and cyclophosphamide therapy with complete remission after 2 months. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Hadlaq H Al Bagieh A Qannam IO Bello Source Type: research

Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas in pregnancy treated with tumor enucleation: Case report and review of the literature
We report a case of SPN in a 26-year-old woman diagnosed at 21 weeks of gestation. Tumor enucleation was successfully performed by a general surgeon. A healthy female infant was delivered at 39 weeks and 5 days of gestation vaginally without complications. Our report provides an example that tumor enucleation of SPN during the second trimester could be successfully performed during pregnancy. A multidisciplinary approach with respect to the pregnant patient's diagnosis, indications, and timing of surgery is necessary in ensuring the best possible outcomes for both the mother and the child. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: TT Huang J Zhu H Zhou AM Zhao Source Type: research

Is sino-nasal outcome test-22 reliable for guiding chronic rhinosinusitis patients for endoscopic sinus surgery ?
Conclusion: There is an increased probability of achieving an MCID at SNOT-22 score >30 and in general the percentage of relative improvement increased with an increase in preoperative SNOT score. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Singla M Singh A Singh I Kaur K Harsh K Jasmeen Source Type: research

Efficacy of multimodal perioperative analgesia protocol with periarticular medication injection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in total knee arthroplasty
Conclusion: Intraoperative periarticular injection with multimodal drugs significantly relieved pain after surgery and reduced the requirements for NSAIDs. This injection also improved patient satisfaction and the range of joint motion with no apparent risks following TKA. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: ZB Shi XQ Dang Source Type: research

The effects of psychostimulants on oral health and saliva in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A case-control study
Conclusions: ADHD and psychostimulant therapy do not appear to be significantly related to decreasing SSFR or protective saliva components against dental caries. However, a systematic investigation of the long-term safety of psychostimulants is needed. The most effective method of maintaining dental health of children with ADHD is frequent appointments focusing on oral hygiene practices accompanied by dietary analyses. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: CC Ertugrul Z Kirzioglu E Aktepe HB Savas Source Type: research

Effect of fibrin glue or suture on leakage in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Conclusion: Despite some controversies, strong evidence exists on the effectiveness of fibrin glue in the prevention of leaks in patients undergoing LSG from this study. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Usta K Karabulut Source Type: research

Total knee replacement in Nigeria: An assessment of early functional outcome of 68 consecutive knees
Conclusion: Despite the deformities and comorbidities, our patients presented with quality of life improved based on the improved OKS of the patient. We recommend a well-planned meticulously executed TKR for patients with debilitating OA in our environment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: AU Katchy SC Katchy HC Ekwedigwe I Ezeobi Source Type: research

Is stent type used in snodgrass method a factor in fistula formation ?
Conclusion: The use of a feeding catheter in TIPU could be a more advantageous than using a Foley catheter. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Sarac U Bakal T Tartar S Canpolat A Kazez Source Type: research

Association of sociodemographic profile, dyslipidemias, and obesity in smoker, former smoker, and nonsmoker patients with coronary artery disease
Conclusion: Gender, age, and educational status are determinants of smoking behavior in patients with CAD. BMI is associated with smoking history. In nonsmokers, values of HDL were highest while TG values were lowest. To prevent reoccurring cardiovascular events, young patients and men are two groups which health professionals need to concentrate in motivating to quit smoking. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Kafadar FG Dogan MM Oren B Ayca E Okuyan Source Type: research

Perceived social support and quality of life of parents of children with Autism
Conclusion: Our results provide important insights into the family experiences of parents of children with autism, and may aid the development of appropriate interventions to further support them. Providing support and understanding families of children with autism and their experiences, nurses, doctors and health professionals can positively affect their health outcomes. Healthcare professionals should focus on determining the needs of families to accordingly plan and implement appropriate programs. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Kuru B Piyal Source Type: research

Effects of sandblasting and silicoating on bond strength between titanium and porcelain
Conclusion: The size of alumina particles is not a factor that is directly effective in enhancing the bond strength of Ti–porcelain systems. The bond strength of Ti–porcelain systems can be extremely improved by the application of sandblasting with silica-coated alumina particles. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Tamac TO Kumbuloglu S Toksavul M Toman M Sarikanat Source Type: research

Acetabular reconstruction using a cage in complex primary total hip replacement in a developing country: An assessment of early functional outcome
Conclusion: APC provides a satisfactory solution for patients who present with acetabular deficiency in complex primary THR. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: AU Katchy I Ezeobi SC Katchy Source Type: research

Esthetic outcomes after immediate and late implant loading for a single missing tooth in the anterior maxilla
Conclusions: Within the limitation of this study, immediate loading did not have a negative effect on esthetics. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: P Yildiz M Zortuk E Kilic M Dincel H Albayrak Source Type: research

Impact of oral clefts on the oral health-related quality of life of preschool children and their parents
Conclusion: Since oral clefts affect the QoL of children and their families even after the usual treatments, the implementation and maintenance of multidisciplinary interventional strategies are required for establishment of facial esthetics, oral function, and psychological support for such individuals. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Zeraatkar S Ajami N Nadjmi A Golkari Source Type: research

Clinical and biochemical effects of erbium, chromium: yttrium, scandium, gallium, garnet laser treatment as a complement to periodontal treatment
Conclusion: According to these results, we can suggest that IL-35 may be related to the pathogenesis of periodontitis and that Er, Cr: YSGG laser can be used as an adjunct to SRP in periodontal treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: K Ustun M Hatipoglu O Daltaban R Felek MZ Firat Source Type: research

Comparison of mechanical and dynamic mechanical behaviors of different dental resins polymerized by different polymerization techniques
Conclusions: Autoclave polymerization provided higher polymerization temperatures compared with the conventional heat polymerization. Autoclave-polymerized acrylic resin specimens showed higher tensile strength values; however, this was not the case for the impact test results. Flexural strength of specimens was improved with autoclave polymerization. Glass transition temperature was increased with autoclave polymerization. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Durkan P Oyar Source Type: research

Complement Levels in Nigeria Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia in the Asymptomatic State
Conclusion: Although Complement components C3, C4, and C5 levels in patients with SCA are significantly high, the infectious susceptibility may be due to other immunological abnormalities. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: TI Okeke BO P Musa AA Babadoko BY Jamoh Source Type: research

Oral health status and its relation with medication and dental fear in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Conclusions: ADHD children that were medicated exhibited similar dental caries prevalence and periodontal health status. Although ADHD group had similar dental-periodontal health status and dental fear level with the control group and using ADHD medicines did not make a significant effect on the ora-dental health parameters, the patients should be carefully followed up because they were categorized in high caries risk groups. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Pinar-Erdem S Kuru ES Urkmez E Sepet H Gunes N Yildiz N Topcuoglu G Kulekci Source Type: research

Comparison of culture and real-time polymerase chain reaction methods for detection of Mycoplasma hominis in amniotic fluids samples
Conclusion: Rapid detection of Mycoplasmas causing maternal complications such as neonatal infections and preterm labor in pregnancy by real-time PCR may be important and necessary. The high sensitivity and shorter time requirement of real-time PCR support its further development for diagnosis of Mycoplasma infections. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Keskin S Ciftci SA Keceli MO Koksal E Caliskan Y Cakiroglu A Agacfidan Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of compound tri-metal stent placement for malignant perihilar biliary obstruction
Conclusions: Placement of compound tri-metal stent in patients with malignant perihilar biliary obstruction may offer a safe and effective alternate technique to improve biliary drainage and stent patency. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Kwang Min Kim Chang-Uk Jeong Sang Goon Shim Hong Jang Yun Gyu Song Tae Gyu Kim Jun Ho Ji Source Type: research

Impact of abortion laws on women & #39;s choice of abortion service providers and facilities in southeastern Nigeria
Conclusion: The abortion laws in Nigeria do not influence women's choice of abortion service providers and facilities. Factors other than the contents of abortion laws influence women's choices. The findings of this study open a new vista toward the search for the factors that drive unsafe abortion in Nigeria. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: CC Chigbu CO Chigbu SE Iwuji FC Emenalo AK Onyebuchi Source Type: research

Three-dimensional evaluation of the effect of low-level laser therapy on facial swelling after lower third molar surgery: A randomized, placebo-controlled study
Conclusions: LLLT reduced the intensity of pain following third molar surgery by single dose. The results of this study revealed that LLLT reduced facial swelling, but no significant differences were found among the three groups. In addition, a 3D craniomaxillofacial imaging method provided insight into volume changes after 3rd molar surgery and the evaluation of facial swelling in an objective way. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Asutay A Ozcan-Kucuk H Alan M Koparal Source Type: research

Comparison of two different composite resins used for tooth reshaping and diastema closure in a 4-year follow-up
Conclusions: Both nanohybrid composite resin systems revealed esthetically, functionally, and biologically acceptable clinical performance when used for diastema closure and tooth reshaping at 4 years. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Ergin ZB Kutuk FY Cakir S Gurgan Source Type: research

Effects of repeated bracket bonding on enamel color changes
Conclusion: Repeated bracket bonding does not have a negative influence on the enamel color change after in vitro coloration when compared with intact enamel surface and single bonding. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: NI Tuncer H Pamukcu O Polat-Ozsoy Source Type: research

Comparison of the mechanical properties of platelet-rich fibrin and ankaferd blood stopper-loaded platelet-rich fibrin
Conclusion: ABS loaded PRF causes better physical properties. This combination seems to exhibit superior performance when used as a membrane barrier solely. Advanced studies can be done on biological properties of ABS loaded PRF, especially on tissue healing. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Aktas T Ozer M Sen M Turk E Karabulut Source Type: research