Comparison of three different ketofol proportions in children undergoing dental treatment
Conclusion: Decreased ketamine doses in ketofol mixture was related with decreased side effect profile, high parents' satisfaction with fast recovery, however, dentists' satisfaction was lower. In this context, results of present study indicated that ketofol mixture of 1:2 ratio was more reliable choice than others when all investigated parameters evaluated simultaneously. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Kip D Atabek M Bani Source Type: research

Radiographic features associated with temporomandibular joint disorders among African, White, Chinese, Hispanic, and Indian racial groups
Conclusions: Chinese patients presented with more radiographic features suggestive of TMD, whereas the Indians showed the least, compared with subjects from the White, Black, and Hispanic racial groups. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Obamiyi S Malik Z Wang S Singh EP Rossouw L Fishman C Feng D Michelogiannakis RH Tallents Source Type: research

Anisakiasis: The risks of seafood consumption
Conclusions: Endoscopy was valuable for the diagnosis and treatment of anisakiasis. We recommend endoscopy in suspected cases of anisakiasis. Moreover, it is desirable to combine complementary tests such as immunological tests/IgE measurement. As the popularity of Japanese cuisine increases, reports of anisakiasis are likely to be more frequent in countries other than Japan. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: K Furuya H Nakajima Y Sasaki Y Urita Source Type: research

Preliminary data on clinical performance of bulk-fill restorations in primary molars
Conclusions: Based on this short term data, restoration of Class I cavities with both bulk fill and conventional composite restorations can be performed successfully. Postoperative sensitivity can be an issue with the restorations completed with Bulk fill restorative. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Oter K Deniz SB Cehreli Source Type: research

Knowledge, risk perception and practices related to antibiotic resistance among patent medicine vendors in Sokoto metropolis, Nigeria
Conclusion: Despite high levels of knowledge of the causes, prevention, and perception of the risks associated with antibiotics resistance, practices favorable to its development were very prevalent among PMVs in Sokoto, Nigeria. Government should regulate and closely monitor PMVs' practices in order to avert the looming crisis in medical practice that will become inevitable if there are no potent antibiotics. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: KJ Awosan PK Ibitoye AK Abubakar Source Type: research

Parental monitoring and substance use among youths: A survey of high school adolescents in Lagos State, Nigeria
Conclusion: Of the three domains assessed, negotiated unsupervised time was consistently associated with substance use among these youth. Efforts to educate parents on the need to restrict unsupervised time of their wards may be warranted. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OO Odukoya OO Sobande A Adeniran A Adesokan Source Type: research

Comparison of sleep quality and quality of life indexes with sociodemographic characteristics in patients with chronic kidney disease
Conclusion: Like in HD patients, close follow-up of predialysis patients with CKD is critical considering the resolution of the encountered problems. We believe that the increase in QOL and sleep in patients with CKD may decrease the morbidity. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Karatas E Canakci E Turkmen Source Type: research

Dental fear in primary school children and its relation to dental caries
Conclusion: About one quarter of 6- to 12-year-old children had dental fear; about half of them had severe dental fear. Dental fear has a direct relationship with decayed permanent teeth and an inverse relationship with restored permanent teeth. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: FA Alsadat AA El-Housseiny NM Alamoudi DA Elderwi AM Ainosa FM Dardeer Source Type: research

Incidence of pyramidal thyroid lobe in the university college hospital Ibadan
Conclusion: The presence of a pyramidal lobe is not uncommon in people of southwestern Nigeria with its morphologic and histologic profile akin to what obtains in other geographical locations of the world. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OO Ayandipo OO Afuwape OY Soneye Source Type: research

The efficacy of resin infiltrate on the treatment of white spot lesions and developmental opacities
Conclusion: DIAGNOdent pen scores decreased and the lesion was partially masked after resin infiltrate was applied to treat developmental enamel opacities; the resin infiltrate application, however, was more successful than fluoride varnish on WSLs. Treating WSLs with resin infiltrate was a good option due to shorter term esthetic recovery and high patient satisfaction. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: ZZ Ciftci S Hanimeli H Karayilmaz OE Gungor Source Type: research

Pattern of blood donation and characteristics of blood donors in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria
Conclusion: VNRD made up <20% of the total number of donors in Enugu, Nigeria. There is a need for improvement in public enlightenment on the need for VNRDs and employment opportunities of the populace to improve voluntary blood donation. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: AO Ugwu AJ Madu CC Efobi OG Ibegbulam Source Type: research

The prevalence of microalbuminuria and associated factors among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Botswana
Conclusion: High prevalence of MA raises an urgent need for changes in the management of patients with type 2 DM in Botswana, with emphasis on prevention and reduction of MA to avoid development of overt diabetic nephropathy and ensuing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: OJ Molefe-Baikai M Molefi F Cainelli GM Rwegerera Source Type: research

Determination of the relationship between patient satisfaction and some global economic indicators using multidimensional scaling
Conclusion: Multidimensional scaling analysis findings reveal that countries have different positions and groups in terms of each three indicators. According to these results, it cannot be said that high expenditures in the field of health will affect patients satisfaction. Having a strong economy or spending too much money on health does not increase human satisfaction in health care. Effective expenditures on the field of health will increase healthcare service satisfaction. Policy-makers should consider international criteria and take the right steps according to citizens' expectation and satisfaction of healthcare ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Gorgulu Source Type: research

Comparison of the prevalence of adhesions at the time of diagnostic laparoscopy for infertility between patient who had open myomectomy and those who had no previous pelvic-abdominal surgery or pelvic inflammatory disease
Conclusion: In infertile women, post-open myomectomy adhesions have a high prevalence of 80.2% with high predilection in fallopian tubes and uterus, compared with women without prior abdominopelvic surgery at 20.3%. Cohesive form of adhesion predominates. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: JI Ikechebelu GU Eleje NN Joe-Ikechebelu CD Okafor AO Akintobi Source Type: research

The relationship between fatigue and breastfeeding self-efficacy
Conclusion: In this study, the mothers' fatigue during the postpartum period was not associated with breastfeeding self-efficacy. Many of the variables identified may be considered modifiable and amenable to interventions. Targeted interventions should be directed toward improved breastfeeding outcomes among Turkish women. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Fata SU Atan Source Type: research

Evaluation of normal tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance in adult Turkish population
Conclusion: Obtained results are similar with the results of Caucasian population but different than Asian. It is believed that these results will be significant in evaluation of patellofemoral disorders and helpful in treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Ortug T Ormeci N Yuzbasioglu S Albay M Seker Source Type: research

The economic burden of malignant and premalignant hematological diseases in Southern Nigeria
Conclusion: In our setting, management of CHDs constitutes an economic burden. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: KI Korubo HC Okoye CC Efobi Source Type: research

A comparative study of gloved versus ungloved merocel & #174; as nasal pack after septoplasty
Conclusion: Gloved Merocel® may be preferred over ungloved Merocel® as nasal packing following septoplasty since both types of packs had similar hemostatic, adhesion prevention properties and similar incidence in postoperative complications and gloved Merocel® produces less pain during its insertion, while it is in situ, during its removal with early recovery of nasal mucociliary clearance mechanism of nose. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: J Kaur M Singh I Kaur A Singh S Goyal Source Type: research

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