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

Intestinal obstruction secondary to cecal endometriosis
In conclusion, cecal endometriosis is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis, especially if the woman is premenopausal with a history of abdominal pain that worsens with menstrual periods. Outcome is good with appropriate surgical intervention. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: DE Imasogie PI Agbonrofo MI Momoh DE Obaseki I Obahiagbon AT Azeke Source Type: research

Extracranial meningiomas in the head-and-neck region: A 15 years & #39; experience
D Krasic, M Stojanovic, V Petrovic, Z PesicNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2018 21(8):1078-1080 Meningiomas constitute a large group of tumors of the central nervous system, with the prevalence of 18%–20%. Extracranial localization of meningeomas could appear due to their extracranial origin or due to the spreading of intracranial meningeomas. In this paper, we present our 15 years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of extra- and intracranial meningiomas invading the head-and-neck region. In the period from 2001 to 2016 at our clinic, there were five patients (three men and two women), with...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Krasic M Stojanovic V Petrovic Z Pesic Source Type: research

Accidental displacement of mandibular third molar roots into the pterygomandibular space
Y Tamer, ZO PektasNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2018 21(8):1075-1077 The surgical removal of impacted third molars is one of the most common procedures performed in both oral surgery and general dentistry. Accidental displacement of the impacted tooth or root fragments to the adjacent anatomical spaces is a rare but serious complication with even life-threatening complications. This case report presents the diagnosis and surgical management of an accidentally displaced right mandibular third molar root via an intraoral approach. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Tamer ZO Pektas Source Type: research

The coa, mec, and spa genes diversity among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains from health-care workers and patients
Conclusions: This study is suggestive that the PCR for the detection of coa, mecA, and spa gene is a fast, accurate, and valuable diagnostic tool. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Meshref A Al-Ruwaili Source Type: research

Evaluation of patient perceptions after frenectomy operations: A comparison of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser and conventional techniques in the same patients
Conclusion: The results suggest that Nd: YAG laser application during oral soft-tissue surgery provides better patient perceptions and less postoperative pain compared to conventional surgery. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Calisir B Ege Source Type: research

Evaluation of the maxillary third molars and maxillary sinus using cone-beam computed tomography
Conclusions: Knowledge of the anatomical relationship between the maxillary sinus floor and maxillary third molar roots is important for removing a maxillary third molar. CBCT evaluation could be valuable when performing dental procedures involving the maxillary third molars. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: ZZ Yurdabakan O Okumus FN Pekiner Source Type: research

Pattern of tympanic membrane perforation in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria
Conclusion: Tympanic membrane perforation arises mainly from middle ear infections and traumatic causes. At presentation, size and location of perforation vary which depend on duration of infection or the traumatic causes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: WA Adegbiji GT Olajide OA Olajuyin F Olatoke CC Nwawolo Source Type: research

The relationship between resilience, happiness, and life satisfaction in dental and medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: Students with high resilience are happier and more satisfied with their lives. Establishing programs to help students improve their resilience is recommended. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: KT Aboalshamat AO Alsiyud RA Al-Sayed RS Alreddadi SS Faqiehi SA Almehmadi Source Type: research

Microleakage of glass ionomer based restorative materials in primary teeth: An In vitro study
Conclusions: Polyacid-modified composite resin may be a useful restorative material in primary teeth in terms of minimizing microleakage. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Ayna S Celenk O Atas EC T & #252;men E Uysal IR Toptanci Source Type: research

Iontophoresis and topical application of 8 & #37; arginine-calcium carbonate to treat dentinal hypersensitivity
Conclusion: Iontophoresis, when used along with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ toothpaste, can provide additional benefit as this provides a better sealing effect. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Kumar BS Thomas K Gupta V Guddattu Mohan Alexander Source Type: research

Retrospective evaluation of adult poisoning cases admitted to emergency department of a University Hospital in Turkey
Conclusion: It can be suggested that poisonings are encountered more commonly in young people, especially in women, with medicinal drugs and for suicidal purposes. Drugs detected at high rates in poisonings, such as painkillers and antidepressants, should be used more cautiously. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Sungur U Bilge N Acar I Unluoglu Source Type: research

Vulvovaginal candidiasis in reproductive age women in Enugu Nigeria, clinical versus laboratory-assisted diagnosis
Conclusion: Clinically based diagnosis of VVC has an unacceptably high false-positive rate which may encourage continued presumptive treatment with its attendant risks. Clinical evaluation and laboratory culture of vulvovaginal specimen should be the standard diagnostic method. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: UU Aniebue TO Nwankwo MI Nwafor Source Type: research

Subclinical atherosclerosis and impaired cardiac autonomic control in pediatric patients with Vitamin B12 deficiency
Conclusions: Subclinical atherosclerosis was associated with cardiovascular autonomic imbalance in pediatric patients with Vitamin B12 deficiency. Homocysteinemia may be an important marker for the prediction of future cardiovascular disease. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: SF Celik E Celik Source Type: research

Effect of radiotherapy on the coronal-sealing ability of two different root canal sealing materials
Conclusion: Radiotherapy does not significantly affect the coronal-sealing ability of root canal obturation materials, gutta-percha/AH Plus and Resilon/Epiphany SE. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Hazar Bodrumlu E Bodrumlu Source Type: research

Effect of sandblasting, silica coating, and erbium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet laser treatment on the shear bond strength of self-adhesive resin cement to alumina ceramics
Conclusion: Silica coating is the most effective method for resin bonding of high strength ceramic, but Er:YAG laser application decreased the effectiveness. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: I Caglar SM Ates Y Boztoprak YU Aslan Z Yesil Duymus Source Type: research

Relationship between corneal biomechanical properties among pregnant women in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria
Conclusion: There was a progressive increase in CCT with a corresponding decrease in CS and IOP across the trimesters of pregnancy, but these changes reversed 6-week postpartum. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: NZ Nwachukwu OI Okoye Obiekwe Okoye CC Eze DC Nwachukwu UI Nwagha RE Umeh Source Type: research

The effect of female age on the outcome of intrauterine insemination treatment in a public hospital-assisted reproduction technology unit
Conclusion: Advanced age negatively affects OS and IUI outcome. Treatment is associated with better pregnancy outcome in women under 35 years compared to women who were 40 years and beyond. This fact should be clearly emphasized at counseling of the 40-year-old that may opt for IUI treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: J Osaikhuwuomwan A Osemwenkha O Iribhogbe M Aziken A Orhue Source Type: research

A survey on awareness, knowledge, and attitudes toward epilepsy in an urban community in Turkey
Conclusion: We believe that the questionnaire developed in the study is a promising instrument for determining educational needs and offering guidance to healthcare professionals in developing standardized educational tools and programs. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: C Macit PM Clark N Taner C Bingol G Mercanoglu G Yuksel Source Type: research

Modified simple decompression of ulnar nerve in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome: Report of a series of cases
Conclusion: MSD is a technically simple, safe, and effective method without annoying complications. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Balevi S Ozturk Source Type: research

TP53 polymorphisms in smokers & #39; and nonsmokers & #39; pericoronal follicles of asymptomatic impacted third molars
Conclusion: Further studies should examine the entire TP53 gene to elucidate how smoking affects it in larger study populations. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Burhanoglu MC Aksoy PA Kosar Source Type: research

Ultrasound measurement of fetal kidney length in normal pregnancy and correlation with gestational age
Conclusion: FKL can serve as an additional reliable parameter for accurate dating of GA during obstetric scan. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: JP Edevbie AO Akhigbe Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of apical lesion on mucosal thickening and thickness of apical bone using limited cone-beam computed tomography
Conclusion: Results of the present study showed that Schneiderian membrane near the maxillary premolars and molars with apical lesions is not significantly thicker compared to teeth without apical lesions. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Kocak E Alpoz H Boyacioglu Source Type: research

Effects of bilateral breast reduction on peak airway pressure and pulmonary function tests
Conclusions: Some researchers reported a positive correlation between FVC, FEV1/FVC, and PEF along with the excised tissue mass. We established a positive correlation between the excised tissue weight and FVC and FEV1/FVC and that PEEP application did not have an impact on Ppeak. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Onuk D Senen B Arslan U Muslu M Tek B Karsl & #305; Source Type: research

Variations of renal vascular anatomy in a Nigerian population: A computerized tomography study
Conclusion: Variation of renal vascular anatomy is a frequent finding among Nigerians. Radiologists and surgeons must be aware of these variants for optimization of surgical techniques. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OC Famurewa CM Asaleye BO Ibitoye OO Ayoola AS Aderibigbe TA Badmus Source Type: research

Cerebral arterial thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome
A Kara, MK Gurgoze, HM Serin, M AydinNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2018 21(7):945-948 Nephrotic syndrome (NS) in childhood may be associated with thromboembolic complications, mainly in venous origin. However, arterial thrombosis may also be seen as a very rare and life-threatening complication. Herein, we described a case of steroid-resistant NS who did not respond to full-dose steroid treatment for 8 weeks and was complicated by neurological findings. The renal biopsy was consistent with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. His cerebral magnetic resonance angiography showed the sudden termination of M3 branch of ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Kara MK Gurgoze HM Serin M Aydin Source Type: research

Acute angle closure following hemodialysis in a 34-year-old Nigerian female
We report the case of a 34-year-old Nigerian female with a 3-year history of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic glomerulonephritis who presented with acute symptomatic elevation of IOPs following hemodialysis. She had no ocular complaints immediately before undergoing hemodialysis. She presented with a history of pain, redness, and mild blurring of vision in the left eye about 15 min after hemodialysis. Examination revealed circumciliary injection, shallow anterior chambers, and closed angles on gonioscopy in both the eyes. She was treated with pilocarpine (4%) four times daily and dorzolamide/timolol (2%/...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OO Olawoye T Ogunleye TF Sarimiye TO Bello Source Type: research

Total maxillectomy with prosthetic reconstruction techniqueprosthetic reconstruction technique: A case report of a patient who underwent a total maxillectomy
The objective of this technique is to improve the patient's psychological, functional, and social well-being by producing a stable, retentive, leakproof, comfortable, easy-fitting prosthesis. This technique is appropriate for patients who have undergone total maxillectomies when implant placement is not possible. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Hayran N Akbulut Source Type: research

Predictors of autonomic dysfunction among predialysis chronic kidney disease patients in Nigeria
Conclusion: AD is common among predialysis CKD patients in Nigeria, and best predicted by the presence of postural dizziness, nocturnal diarrhea, and impotence in men. Physicians should, therefore, be on the lookout for these features for prompt and adequate management of cases. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OD Onodugo II Ulasi CK Ijoma EB Arodiwe JU Okoye BA Ezeala-Adikaibe NP Onodugo EO Ugwu Source Type: research

Color relationships of natural anterior teeth: An In vivo study
Conclusion: Anterior maxillary and mandibular teeth exhibited “different” color values. Only mandibular incisors and mandibular laterals showed “almost the same” color. Canines were more dark/red/yellow for both mandible and maxilla. Centrals were more bright/green/yellow for maxilla and bright/green/blue for mandibular. Clinicians should select the color one by one for each tooth and be aware of their color relations for optimal esthetics. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sedanur Turgut Hamiyet Kilinc Gunes Bulut Eyupoglu Bora Bagis Source Type: research

Risk factors for poor visual outcome in traumatic hyphema: Jakarta eye trauma study
Conclusion: Grade of hyphema, IVA, causality, and onset of injury were significant risk factors related to poor visual outcome in traumatic hyphema. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: GW S Simanjuntak G Farinthska GA M Simanjuntak W Artini R Natali Source Type: research

Comparison of time-dependent two-dimensional and three-dimensional stability with micro-computerized tomography and wettability of three impression materials
Conclusions: VPS was found to be the most stable impression material concerning dimensional change and wettability. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Karaaslan MA Malkoc G Yildirim S Malkoc Source Type: research

Prevalence of Brucella in raw milk: An example from Turkey
Conclusion: The research investigated the prevalence of Brucella in milk samples collected from bovine farms used for consumption and production of raw milk products. The most significant infection route in our region is considered to be consumption of milk and milk products such as raw milk and fresh cheese. Especially in rural areas, households consuming their own produced milk are common. In regions with family-style milk and milk product production and consumption, interventional studies with the aim of improving knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to zoonotic diseases should not be neglected. (Source: Nigerian ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: UT Babaoglu H Ogutucu G Demir D Sanli AB Babaoglu S Oymak Source Type: research

Audit of ophthalmology discharge summaries in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital
Conclusion: Educational intervention for doctors in training with the provision of oversight and feedback by their supervisors is required. Standardized discharge summary templates recognizing the peculiarities of specialized patient groups are recommended. Transition to electronic discharge summary system is imperative. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: NC Oguego O Okoye A Aghaji FC Maduka-Okafor OI Okoye IR Ezegwui Source Type: research

Midkine levels and its relationship with atherosclerotic risk factors in essential hypertensive patients
Conclusion: This study has demonstrated an important association between increased serum MK levels and risk factors of atherosclerosis such as HT, increased total and LDL cholesterol. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Guzel FB S Cinemre EC Guzel V Kucukyalcin AR Kiziler C Cavusoglu T Gulyasar H Cinemre B Aydemir Source Type: research

Significance and outcome of living-donor liver transplantation in acute mushroom intoxication
Conclusion: The presence of encephalopathy, higher MELD/PELD, INR, bilirubin, ammonium levels, and lower platelet count was related to poor prognosis in MT. LDLT provides a good therapeutic option in patients with M-ALF. The time is a crucial factor in successful treatment of MT. Early admission to a tertiary referral center with expertise in LT results in a better prognosis and increased survival following M-ALF. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Baskiran A Dirican D Ozgor M Kement S Koc TT Sahin M Ates S Yilmaz Source Type: research

Evaluation of sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory markers of sickle leg ulcers among young nigerians at a tertiary health institution
Conclusion: This study confirms that SLU is common among young SCD patients with HbSS genotype, low socioeconomic background, and older age. It also suggests that SLU could be more related to hemolysis-associated SCD phenotypes among the patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OS Olatunya DM Albuquerque AD Adekile FF Costa Source Type: research

Levels of burnout and their associated factors among physicians working in Northeast Anatolia
Conclusions: Burnout levels among the participants were low (emotional exhaustion in 75%, depersonalization in 76.2%, and low personal accomplishment in 69.6%). (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: Z Kosan EO Calikoglu A Guraksin Source Type: research

Train-of-four guard-controlled sugammadex reversal in patients with multiple sclerosis
Conclusion: Sugammadex and TOF patients will increase patient safety in general anesthesia practice. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: RA Altunbay N Sinikoglu M Bagci Source Type: research

Knowledge and perception of episiotomy among women attending antenatal clinic in a secondary health facility in North-West Nigeria
Conclusions: Awareness and knowledge of episiotomy among women attending ANC were high and perception of it was generally good. The major factor associated with the knowledge of episiotomy was a history of previous delivery. Effort should be channeled toward improving awareness and knowledge on episiotomy among intending mothers, and health workers should always ensure that women are adequately informed and counseled before an episiotomy is given to them. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: MS Ibrahim B Zakaria BB Lawal Source Type: research

Outcome of management of elevated skull fractures in Enugu, South-East Nigeria
Conclusions: Despite the grotesque appearance at presentation, outcome of properly managed elevated skull fractures is good. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: EE Onyia MC Chikani WC Mezue EO Uche I Iloabachie E Okorie G Dung Source Type: research

Comparison of the change in inferior sclera exposure after maxillary protraction with or without skeletal anchorage
Conclusion: There were important results in both of the two methods. Although more improvement was obtained in the skeletal anchorage group, statistically no significant differences were found between the groups. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Kale MH Buyukcavus E Esenlik Source Type: research

Investigating the effects of two different pump heads (Centrifugal vs. Roller Pump) on hematological and immunological mechanisms
Conclusion: The study findings indicate that usage of the centrifugal pump does not have a clear superiority in terms of the effects on inflammatory response and oxidant status during CPB when compared to roller pump. Nevertheless, we believe that our results should be supported by further clinical and experimental studies. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Demirtas E Iriz CY Demirtas D Erer L Oktar A Yener M Arslan Source Type: research

Variations of renal vascular anatomy in a nigerian population: A computerized tomography studys
Conclusion: Variation of renal vascular anatomy is a frequent finding among Nigerians. Radiologists and surgeons must be aware of these variants for optimization of surgical techniques. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OC Famurewa CM Asaleye BO Ibitoye OO Ayoola AS Aderibigbe TA Badmus Source Type: research

Cultural perceptions influencing obstetric complications among women in Kaduna, Northwestern Nigeria
Conclusion and Recommendations: Cultural perceptions and traditional practices are major causes of primary delay in accessing maternal health services. The study emphasizes the importance of maternal health education among women in this region. Cultural perceptions and their influence on maternal mortality and morbidity should be integrated into health education programs. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Abubakar S Yohanna H Zubairu Source Type: research

Phlebitis-related peripheral venous catheterization and the associated risk factors
Conclusion: The phlebitis in individuals receiving intravenous (IV) treatment was higher than the rate defined by both the centers for disease control and prevention and IV nurses society. It may be recommended to assess phlebitis by VIP assessment scale and to take preventive measures specifically for development of phlebitis. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Atay S Sen D Cukurlu Source Type: research

Fracture resistance and failure modes of lithium disilicate or composite endocrowns
Conclusions: The lithium disilicate ceramic endocrowns exhibited higher fracture resistance than indirect composite groups. Both of the composite endocrowns showed more favorable failure than the lithium disilicate ceramic endocrowns. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Altier F Erol G Yildirim EE Dalkilic Source Type: research

Hypereosinophilic atopic transverse myelitis
We report a case of a patient who presented with bladder and anal incontinence, paresthesia, and lower limb weakness. Neither IgE level nor mite-specific IgE level could be determined due to lack of fund; however, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the thoracolumbar region showed hypotense-isotense lesion within the spinal cord at T4 vertebral level, suggestive of transverse myelitis. Blood cell count showed hypereosinophilia. Therefore, a diagnosis of atopic transverse myelitis based on high eosinophil count and MRI was made. Patient was commenced on prednisolone and had good response to treatment. Complete blood count i...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: FA Fasola OW Aworanti Source Type: research