Dental pulp stone formation during orthodontic treatment: A retrospective clinical follow-up study
Conclusion: Orthodontic treatment may trigger the formation of dental pulp stones. However, further studies are required to determine the relationship between the pulp stone formation and orthodontic treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Tarim Ertas I Veli M Akin H Ertas M Yircali Atici Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of placental malaria in human immunodeficiency virus-positive women in Nigeria
Conclusion: The prevalence of placental malaria is very high among HIV-positive women in Nigeria. Scaling up free distribution of insecticide treated nets in the short term and employment opportunities of HIV-positive women, in the long run, may reduce the prevalence of placental malaria in our population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: EO Izuka EO Ugwu SN Obi BC Ozumba TU Nwagha CE Obiora-Izuka Source Type: research

Rural posting experience, requests for transfer, and perspectives about critical factors for staff retention among primary health care workers in urban Kano, Nigeria
Conclusion and Recommendation: While steering gear at upgrading basic infrastructures in rural areas, government should in the interim, ensure attractive working and living conditions at rural posts. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: UM Lawan GT Amole JH Khayi Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of a Turkish version of the oral health impact profile-14
Conclusion: The OHIP-14-TR is a reliable, valid, and comprehensible scale for measuring oral health-related quality of life in the Turkish population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Balci N Alkan CA Gurgan Source Type: research

Oral mucosa and lung cancer: Are genetic changes in the oral epithelium associated with lung cancer ?
Conclusion: A higher proportion of individuals with lung cancer demonstrate genetic damage to oral mucosa compared to those without cancer. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: N K ö merik E Y & #252;ce NS Calapo & #287;lu PA Ko & #351;ar M & #199;akir G Koparan Source Type: research

Investigation of zoonotic infections in risk groups in Ordu University Hospital, Turkey
Conclusions: In this study, examined in the risk groups in which it is located along black sea coast of Turkey for tularemia, bartonellosis, and hydatid cysts, seropositivity was not found. When Brucella was tested, 7.8% was found to be positive, and when analyzed in terms of Q fever, 25.6% of people were determined to be seropositive. In conclusion, in our region, Q fever seropositivity was found to be higher in the risk groups. Therefore, most of the zoonotic disease look like not so common in the region, out of tularemia. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Ç etinkol Ö Enginyurt B & #199;elebi AA Y & #305;ld & #305;r & #305;m S & #199;ankaya OC Aktepe Source Type: research

Telemedicine and biomedical care in Africa: Prospects and challenges
IJ Okoroafor, FN Chukwuneke, N Ifebunandu, TC Onyeka, CO Ekwueme, KK AgwunaNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(1):1-5The use of information and communication technology for health care delivery, particularly in poor settings where access to medical services is inadequate, holds promise in expanding health care access. In rural or impoverished environment, where disease is prevalent, doctors are scarce, and health care infrastructure is inadequate, telemedicine holds a good prospect in improving the health conditions of the people. However, telemedical practice in Africa cannot be without challenges because some a...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: IJ Okoroafor FN Chukwuneke N Ifebunandu TC Onyeka CO Ekwueme KK Agwuna Source Type: research

Delayed diagnosis of bullous pyoderma gangrenosum with acute myelogenous leukemia
We present a 30-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukemia (subtype M5) and bullous PG. Treatment with high-dose prednisolone was successful. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Sener G Sarac N Altunisik Y Bayindir Source Type: research

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: An incidental diagnostic finding in an infertility workup
RC Onoh, CC Mgbafuru, SE Onubuogu, I UgwuokeNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(6):834-836A case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 32-year-old para 1+1 is reported. She presented with inability to conceive of 4 years duration. Her husband's semen analysis was within normal range. She had a hysterosalpingogram that showed bilateral tubal blockage and clinical assessment showed right sided abdominal tenderness, cervical excitation tenderness, and adnexa tenderness. The endocervical swab test for Chlamydia trachomatis was a positive. Laparoscopy and dye test showed adhesion bands on the under surface of the ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: RC Onoh CC Mgbafuru SE Onubuogu I Ugwuoke Source Type: research

High-risk pulmonary embolism in a patient with acute dissecting aortic aneurysm
M Tudoran, C TudoranNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(6):831-833In the last decades, an increased incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute dissection (AD) of aortic aneurysms has been registered mostly due to increased availability of advanced imaging techniques. They seldom occur concomitantly in the same patient. In this paper, we present the clinical challenges and controversies of diagnosis and therapy in a 70-year-old male patient with an atypical presentation of high-risk PE occurring concomitantly with a silent AD of a thoracic aortic aneurysm. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Tudoran C Tudoran Source Type: research

Kimura & #39;s disease: A case presentation of postauricular swelling
A Rajesh, T Prasanth, VC Naga Sirisha, MDS AzmiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(6):827-830Kimura's disease (KD) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of subcutaneous tissues and occurs predominantly in head and neck region. It is seen primarily in young Asian males. Typical clinical presentations are painless subcutaneous masses, regional lymph node enlargement, blood and tissue hypereosinophilia, and increased serum IgE levels. Here, we present a case of a 27-year-old female who presented with unilateral single nodular swelling in the right postauricular region. The diagnosis of KD was done based on char...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Rajesh T Prasanth VC Naga Sirisha MDS Azmi Source Type: research

Surgical site infection in posterior spine surgery
Conclusions: Wound infection is a significant complication of posterior spine surgery. This causes distress for both patient and surgeons alike. Uncontrolled diabetes, spine instrumentation and long duration of surgery are significant risk factors for SSI. Practices of early wound inspection, frequent wound dressing changes and not keeping to nontouch technique for changing and removing dressings are important risk factors for SSI in posterior spine surgeries that need to be changed to reduce the burden of SSI. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Ojo BS Owolabi AW Oseni OO Kanu OB Bankole Source Type: research

Effect of routine preoperative fasting on residual gastric volume and acid in patients undergoing myomectomy
Conclusion: Preoperative carbohydrate or water intake up to 2 h before surgery is safe with better satisfaction when compared to overnight fasting. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OV Ajuzieogu AO Amucheazi UI Nwagha HA Ezike SK Luka DS Abam Source Type: research

Challenges and outcome of cranial neuroendoscopic surgery in a resource constrained developing African country
Conclusion: Highlighted are the myriad obstacles which interface the successful set up of neuroendoscopy service especially in resource-constrained settings. Endoscopic procedures become safer with experience and complications reduce significantly after a steep learning curve. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: EO Uche E Okorie J Emejulu O Ajuzieogu NJ Uche Source Type: research

Evaluation of antifungal efficacy of QMix 2in1 as a final irrigant: An in vitro study
Conclusion: QMix 2in1 proved to be effective against C. albicans when used as a final rinse. According to the findings of the present study, QMix 2in1 may be recommended as an alternative final rinse solution. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Kalyoncuoglu E Sen Tunc S Ozer C Keskin K Bilgin A Birinci Source Type: research

Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of sexual dysfunction among psychiatric outpatients receiving common psychotropic medications in a Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Northern Nigeria
Conclusions: We concluded that sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent among patients receiving psychotropic medication; as such inquiries about sexual function should be routinely carried out by clinicians as this may negatively impact on adherence and quality of life. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: VO Olisah TL Sheikh ER Abah AF Mahmud-Ajeigbe Source Type: research

Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and lipids in African women
Conclusion: IR and metabolic syndrome were common. They were not related to any of the lipoprotein ratios. Metabolic syndrome had a low sensitivity in detecting IR. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: EE Young CN Okafor MO Iroezindu IS Agbalu Source Type: research

Simultaneous control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid among drug-treated Type 2 diabetes patients from Shaanxi province, North-Western China: A multicenter study
Conclusion: Simultaneous control among drug-treated Type 2 diabetes patients was amazingly low in North-Western China. Our present study confirmed the gap between guideline and practice and provided evidence of the need for aggressive diabetes management. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Xu F Sun W Xu K Jiao B Shi X Xie Y Wang M Zhu Q Ji Source Type: research

Expressions of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in patients with chronic kidney disease
Conclusions: This study suggests that macrophage migratory inflammatory factor promoted the occurrence and development of uremic cardiomyopathy in patients with ESRD. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Liu X Zhang G Liu J Huang Y Pan Z Hu Source Type: research

Gestational age at initiation of antenatal care in a tertiary hospital, Southwestern Nigeria
Conclusion: Late initiation of antenatal care is still prevalent in our environment. Therefore, pregnant women should be adequately informed about the concept of early antenatal registration. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OP Aduloju AA Akintayo IP Ade-Ojo JO Awoleke T Aduloju OR Ogundare Source Type: research

Bond strength of resin composite to light activated bleached enamel
Conclusion: The various irradiation treatments following the application of the whiteness HP bleaching agent to enamel did not significantly reduce the μTBS within a 14-day period. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Yavuz OY Ozyilmaz AN Ozturk F Aykent Source Type: research

The comparison of modified early warning score and Glasgow coma scale-age-systolic blood pressure scores in the assessment of nontraumatic critical patients in Emergency Department
Conclusion: GAP score with a simple use being a score developed for the estimation of mortality of trauma patients seems to be usable also for the nontraumatic patients with triage category 1–2 in the ED. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: Ö K ö ksal G Torun E Ahun D S & #305; & #287; & #305;rl & #305; SB G & #252;ney MO Ayd & #305;n Source Type: research

Appraisal on the wound healing activity of different extracts obtained from Aegle marmelos and Mucuna pruriens by in vivo experimental models
Conclusions: As compared to the reference standard treated group the wound healing process of the experimental groups was decelerated. All extracts obtained from AM and MP facilitated the wound healing process in all experimental models. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: FA Toppo RS Pawar Source Type: research

The analgesic effect of diclofenac sodium administered via the epidural route in an experimental visceral pain model
Conclusion: Single and repeated doses of diclofenac sodium via epidural route have an analgesic effect in a visceral pain model in rats without developing tolerance. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Kilci T Demir M G & #252;nbey C Kara D Bayazit D Ornek M Baydar Source Type: research

A retrospective analysis of blood gases with two different insulin infusion protocols in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery
Conclusion: Our study showed that a tighter intraoperative glycemic control does not affect arterial blood gas parameters, serum electrolytes, or Hb when compared to the conventional glycemic control. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: SM Kuskonmaz & #214; Kurtipek ME Ayd & #305;n ME Erbatur M Alkan Y & #220;nal M Arslan Source Type: research

Morbidities, concordance, and predictors of preterm premature rupture of membranes among pregnant women at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Nigeria
Conclusion: PPROM is a major complication of pregnancies and an important cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Management of these morbidities associated with PPROM poses a great challenge. However, women should be informed of these complications. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: TC Okeke JO Enwereji CO Adiri CI Onwuka ES Iferikigwe Source Type: research

Measuring the resistance of different substructure materials by sticking them to dentine with two different resin cements in vitro
Conclusion: In this study, we measured the bond strength; our most durable resistance groups were found to be, in order, Panavia-ceramics>Panavia-metal>Panavia-Zr>self-adhesive-ceramics>self-adhesive-Zr>and self-adhesive-metal. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: V Eratilla AD Yildiz S Guven EA Eratilla T Karaman S Aguloglu E Sumer Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of angiopoietin 2 immunohistochemical staining in various stages of lung cancer
Conclusions: As a result, the relationship between lung cancer stage and Ang 2 was documented with this study and the expression rate was found to be lower in adenocarcinomas. By this analysis, we can suggest that angiopoietins may be used as an option for targeted treatment in lung cancer. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Oztutgan E Demirer D Tas A Uysal T Caliskan Z Kucukodaci O Ayten O Okutan Z Kartaloglu Source Type: research

Inappropriate Intensive Care Unit admissions: Nigerian doctors & #39; perception and attitude
Conclusion: Inappropriate ICU admissions were perceived as a common event and were mainly attributed to pressure from seniors, referring clinicians, and hospital management. Further work is necessary to determine the impact of such admissions on ICU efficiency. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: BB Osinaike O Olusanya Source Type: research

Temporomandibular disorders in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A clinical study
Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of TMD in RA patients, and muscular involvement was the highest among the TMJ involvements. Thus, this study supports TMJ examination should be encouraged in the rheumatology settings. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: C Kurtoglu M Kurkcu Y Sertdemir S Ozbek CC G & #252;rb & #252;z Source Type: research

Rates and determinants of peripartum and puerperal anemia in Enugu, Nigeria
Conclusions: A high proportion of low-risk pregnant women in the study centers could go through delivery with undetected anemia and this would predispose to high rates of postpartum anemia. Screening of low-risk women at term and in the immediate postdelivery periods may be necessary to improve detection of such cases. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: CF Emegoakor CA Iyoke HU Ezegwui OU Umeora LO Lawani AJ Madu Source Type: research

Variations of blood glucose in cancer patients during chemotherapy
Conclusions: No previous studies in the literature have examined systematically so numerous cases of hyperglycemia during chemotherapy. This study has pointed out possible high-risk chemotherapeutic regimens and tumor types, which should be paid attention to prevent the occurrence of hyperglycemia. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: J Yang B Jia Y Qiao W Chen X Qi Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of the level of cortisol and the number of teeth extracted among patients undergoing routine dental extraction
Conclusion: This study shows that the number of teeth extracted did not have effect on mean salivary cortisol, as a result two teeth extraction does not impart more stress to the patient when compared with one, and as such no additional adjuvant stress relieving measures are needed in two teeth extractions. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OT Umeanuka BD Saheeb FN Chukwuneke CC Uguru Source Type: research

Understanding the RECORDS 3 Trial and its impact on anticiagulation practice in resource poor countries
TU Nwagha, HE OmunakweNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(6):695-699Venous thromboembolism is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in patients following major orthopaedic surgeries. The RECORDS 3 trial revolutionised anticoagulation practice especially in patients with total knee arthroplasty and challenging the strong hold of warfarin and heparin in anticoagulation practice. With all these novel agents shifting the paradigm in anticoagulation management, Cost, in accessibility and lack of awareness of the availability of the agents amongst clinicians and surgeons alike are some factors militating again...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: TU Nwagha HE Omunakwe Source Type: research

Feedback after continuous assessment: An essential element of students & #39; learning in medical education
HO OlasojiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(5):692-694 (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: HO Olasoji Source Type: research

Platelet-rich fibrin combined with synthetic nanocrystalline hydroxy apatite granules in the management of radicular cyst
K Pradeep, Adarsh Kudva, Vidya Narayanamoorthy, KM Cariappa, M Vidya SaraswathiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(5):688-691 Radicular cysts are inflammatory jaw cysts confined to the apices of teeth with infected and necrotic pulp. They arise from the epithelial residues in the periodontal ligament as a result of inflammation, following the death of pulp. The treatment of such lesions vary with regard to their sizes; the small cystic lesions heal after an endodontic therapy, but larger lesions, may require additional treatment. Apical surgery for radicular cysts generally involves apical root resection and sea...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: K Pradeep Adarsh Kudva Vidya Narayanamoorthy KM Cariappa M Vidya Saraswathi Source Type: research

Giant pubertal prolactinoma: Complete resolution following short term carbegoline treatment
In this report, we presented a patient with pubertal arrest and giant prolactinoma that disappeared in a short time with cabergoline treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Oguz D Tuzun M Sahin K Gul Source Type: research

Giant parotid pleomorphic adenoma in a Nigerian male
We report a case of giant parotid PA of more than 10 years duration in a 60-year-old male Nigerian. A 60-year-old male patient with 10-year history of painless, massive, and pedunculated swelling in the left side of lower face measuring 25 cm × 23 cm × 17 cm in dimension. Computerized tomographic scan and percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology returned a preliminary diagnosis of PA. Superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation via the transcervical approach was performed. The excised mass weighed 5.5 kg while the postoperative healing was satisfactory. Benign PAs may attain a giant size if left ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OB Akintububo OK Ogundipe ZY Kaltungo MI Guduf UH Pindiga YM Abdullahi Source Type: research

Giant mediastinal schwannoma located in the lower right side of the chest
Y Wu, J Zhang, Y ChaiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(5):678-680 Schwannoma is a type of neurogenic tumor usually found in the posterior mediastinum. Most schwannomas range in size from 2 to 3 cm; some can exceed 10 cm. We herein report a case of a rare, large mediastinal schwannoma whose size is 20 cm × 15 cm × 12 cm, which has rarely reported before. Computed tomography scan showed a huge mass filling the lower right side of the chest and was compressing the right lower lobe of the lung. Subsequently, the tumor was completely resected using a right posterior lateral thoracotomy approach. The patie...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Wu J Zhang Y Chai Source Type: research

Assessment of periapical health, quality of root canal filling, and coronal restoration by using cone-beam computed tomography
Conclusion: The results indicate that the quality of both the root filling and restoration were found to have impact on the periapical health of root-filled teeth. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: EB Cakici E Yildirim F Cakici AS Erdogan Source Type: research

Antihypertensive use, prescription patterns, and cost of medications in a Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria
Conclusions: Antihypertensive prescription pattern was in accordance with the seventh report of Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of high blood pressure. Community-based insurance scheme should be encouraged and effective implementation of integrated noncommunicable diseases screening into the primary health care services would be helpful. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: OQ Bakare MR Akinyinka O Goodman YA Kuyinu OK Wright A Adeniran OO Odusanya A Osibogun Source Type: research

Epidemiological survey of hypertension in Anambra state, Nigeria
CN Ezekwesili, CJ Ononamadu, OF Onyeukwu, NC MefohNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 19(5):659-667 Background: Hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. Estimating the prevalence of disease in populations of Nigeria would be useful in developing intervention programs to control it and prevent its consequences. Objective: This survey was carried out to assess the prevalence, awareness, treatment, detection and risk factors of hypertension in three major populations - Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka cities of Anambra State. Methods: The study was a church based cross sectional study involving 912 particip...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: CN Ezekwesili CJ Ononamadu OF Onyeukwu NC Mefoh Source Type: research

Periodontal status and serum creatine kinase levels among young soccer players: A preliminary report
Conclusion: Increased BOP and PPD are associated with increased serum CK levels in young soccer players. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Alshail A Aljohar M Alshehri Source Type: research

Primary hypertension among a population of Nigerian secondary school adolescents: Prevalence and correlation with anthropometric indices: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Obese and overweight adolescents had higher prevalence of primary hypertension than their counterparts with normal BMI. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: SN Uwaezuoke CV Okoli AC Ubesie AN Ikefuna Source Type: research

Audit of fibroepithelial tumors of the breast in a Nigerian tertiary institution
Conclusion: These results show that FAs are rarely misdiagnosed. The three cases misdiagnosed as phyllodes may have been prevented if standard data sets were in use. Cases simply referred to as PT without further classification, limit the patients' access to appropriate management as accurate classification helps in the overall management and prognostication. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: AO Daramola OA Oguntunde NA Awolola Source Type: research

Evaluation of marginal/internal fit of chrome-cobalt crowns: Direct laser metal sintering versus computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing
Conclusion: DMLS was best fitting fabrication techniques for single crown based on the results.The best fit was found in marginal; the larger gap was found in occlusal.All groups were within the clinically acceptable misfit range. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Gunsoy M Ulusoy Source Type: research

Maternal and fetal Doppler velocimetry in women diagnosed with fear of childbirth
This study aimed to investigate maternal and fetal Doppler flow parameters in term pregnant women diagnosed with fear of childbirth (FOC). Materials and Methods: Women between 20 and 40 years with full-term singleton pregnancies (≥37 gestational weeks) were included in the study. All patients were questioned with Turkish form of Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) version A. Women with W-DEQ scores ≥85 were defined as FOC. Forty women diagnosed with FOC (FOC group) and 45 women with W-DEQ scores
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: AN Aksoy F Aydin SK Kucur I G & #246;z & #252;kara Source Type: research

Ethical issues in knowledge, perceptions, and exposure to hospital hazards by patient relatives in a tertiary institution in North Western Nigeria
Conclusion: The participants' knowledge and perception of hospital hazard were poor. Abusive insults by health workers, sexual harassment, and indiscriminate handling of patients' specimen constitute major ethical challenges in this setting. The hospital management should have a guideline specifying the roles and responsibilities of patients and their relatives. There is a need for the health care workers' ethics education and safe accommodation for patient relatives. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: AOM Oyefabi BS Yahuza Source Type: research

Histopathological evaluation of dental follicles of clinically symptomatic and asymptomatic impacted third molars
Conclusion: A delay in impacted third molar surgery can lead to further pathological changes in dental follicles and can increase severity of the inflammation. Moreover, dimensions of the pericoronal radiolucency may not provide a correct interpretation of the pathological changes in the region. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Esen K Isik S Findik D Suren Source Type: research

QT interval changes in term pregnant women living at moderately high altitude
Conclusions: According to our results, QT interval changes occur in term pregnant women living moderately high altitude. These changes may be associated with pregnancy-related cardiovascular complications in moderately high altitude. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Batmaz AN Aksoy S Ayd & #305;n NK Ay B Dane Source Type: research