A comparative study of ketamine gargle and lidocaine jelly application for the prevention of postoperative throat pain following general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation
Conclusion: The study demonstrated that ketamine gargle has more protection against moderate to severe postoperative pain as compared to topical lidocaine jelly. Patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation will benefit from ketamine gargle five minutes before induction of anaesthesia as prophylaxis against postoperative throat pain. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: SO Aigbedia KU Tobi FE Amadasun Source Type: research

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components among overweight and obese Nigerian adolescents and young adults
Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of MetS in obese and overweight Nigerian adolescents and young adults with the clustering of two components in half of the population. These findings have profound implications hence there is an urgent need to institute primary and secondary interventions in this population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: CP Onyenekwu AO Dada OT Babatunde Source Type: research

Psychosocial dysfunction among adolescents who abuse substances in secondary schools in Abakaliki, Nigeria
Conclusion: The prevalence of psychosocial dysfunction is higher in adolescents abusing substance than in controls. Psychosocial dysfunction was however not related to age, gender, or social classes in the study population but was related to the abuse of multiple substances. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: OU Anyanwu RC Ibekwe NC Ojinnaka Source Type: research

Study of kissing molars in Turkish population sample
Conclusion: KM is a very rare clinical condition and few treatment options described. Early detection is essential to preclude complications and to provide more successful treatment. In this study, we evaluated the cases of KM and review of the literature also presented. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yanik F Ayranci & #214; & #304; & #351;man & #350; B & #252;y & #252;k & #231;ikrikci MH Aras Source Type: research

To compare aneuploidy rates between ICSI and IVF Cases
Conclusions: As a result; ICSI does not create a significantly higher aneuploidy number when compared with IVF as examined by FISH analysis of seven chromosome pairs. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Sahin M Bozkurt H & #350;ahin A G & #252;rel E Cal & #305;skan Source Type: research

A correlation of symptomatology with lung function in patients with allergic rhinosinusitis
Conclusion: There is a significant correlation between nasal symptom score and reduced lung volumes in patients with allergic rhinosinusitis even in the absence of asthma. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Ajiya AD Salisu OGB Nwaorgu Source Type: research

Total gastric necrosis: A case report and literature review
G Huang, Y JinNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(5):645-646Total gastric necrosis is a rare disease and easy to misdiagnose. Here we report a rare case of total gastric necrosis. The patient, an 89-year-old male, had epigastric pain for 5 days. He was transferred to our hospital because of intraperitoneal hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock. We performed an emergency laparotomy. During the surgery, we found a total of 3500ml unclotted blood in the abdomen, splenic infarction and gastric necrosis. Total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostromy and splenectomy was performed. However, the patient died on the se...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Huang Y Jin Source Type: research

Complete upper urinary tract obstruction caused by penetrating pellet injury of the ureter
MT Gulpinar, SK Keskin, A Yildirim, T CaskurluNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(5):642-644Ureteral injuries due to gunshots are tend to be misdiagnosed because of concomitant vascular and intraabdominal organ wounds. Our case is a 23-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital with multiple abdominal gunshot wounds. Laboratory findings showed worsening anemia, and the computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiple lead bullets inside the abdomen and retroperitoneum. Patient was then taken to the operation room for laparatomy. There were many intestinal injuries and also a stable retroperitoneal hematoma. There...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: MT Gulpinar SK Keskin A Yildirim T Caskurlu Source Type: research

Management of pediatric mandibular fracture using orthodontic vacuum-formed thermoplastic splint: A case report and review of literature
This article also provides a review of the literature regarding the management of mandibular fracture in young children. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: OO Sanu AOS Ayodele MO Akeredolu Source Type: research

Cecal carcinoid tumor in a Nigerian man: A case report and review of literature
We present a case of a 56-year-old Nigerian man with a cecal carcinoid tumor that was surgically removed. A 56-year-old Nigerian man, presented to our hospital with a year history of right-sided lower abdominal fullness, audible bowel sounds, occasional diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain. There was no history of hematochezia or passage of melena stool. Colonoscopy revealed a cecal mass occupying more than two-thirds of the cecal lumen. Histology confirmed carcinoid tumor (well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor), which was surgically removed. Carcinoid tumors are slow growing rare neuroendocrine tumors. Morta...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Obateru JA Taiwo S Oladejo DA Awelimobor OO Fadaunsi AB Olokoba Source Type: research

Rehabilitation effect of exercise with soft tissue manipulation in patients with lumbar muscle strain
Conclusion: Rehabilitation effect of exercise with soft tissue manipulation therapy for lumbar muscle strain is more significant. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Li H Zhang S Liu Y Wang D Gai Q Lu H Gan Y Shi W Qi Source Type: research

Ureterolithiasis: Management in an environment with limited facilities
Conclusion: Management of ureteric stones in our environment is affected by delay in presentation, low level of awareness of urinary stone disease, lack of modern endourological equipment, and paucity of urological surgeons. Finally, medical treatment should be explored for stones below 10 mm in size. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: CA Odoemene PCN Okere MC Ugonabo Source Type: research

The efficacy of sequential therapy in eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Turkey
Conclusion: 5 + 5 sequential therapy was associated with significantly higher eradication rate of H. pylori compared with standard triple therapy in our study cohort. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Harmandar SU & #304;likhan Y & #220;st & #252;nda & #287;n O Harmandar Source Type: research

Comparison between olfactory function of pregnant women and non-pregnant women in reproductive age group in Ibadan, Nigeria
Conclusions: Pregnant women have olfactory dysfunction more than the non-pregnant women of reproductive age group. Also, they have tendency to develop loss of cognitive olfactory information more than the non-pregnant women. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: U Nwankwo AJ Fasunla A Oladokun OG Nwaorgu Source Type: research

Otorhinolaryngological emergencies in a Tertiary Hospital in Port Harcourt
Conclusion: ORL emergencies are common. The pediatric age group is the most affected; foreign body and trauma comprise the commonest emergency in our environment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: UM Ibekwe Source Type: research

Clinical assessment of mineral trioxide aggregate in the treatment of deep carious lesions
Conclusion: Both materials were clinically applicable at the end of 12 months. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: UK Vural A Kiremit & #231;i S G & #246;kalp Source Type: research

Attitude and knowledge of family medicine practitioners towards the association between periodontal disease and obesity
Conclusions: FMP's play an important role in the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontal conditions in obese patients. More than two thirds of FMPs showed good knowledge of the association of obesity and periodontal disease. The attitudes of FMPs towards assessing and referring obese patients at a risk of having periodontal disease were reassuring. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: Z Akram T Abduljabbar A Hanif A Khan F Vohra Source Type: research

Firearm injuries received in emergency room of a Nigerian Teaching Hospital: Aanalysis of pattern, morbidity, and mortality
Conclusion: The temporal distribution of firearm injury varies in location and aetiology of gunshot. This and the factors for relatively high morbidity and preventable death rate observed call for preventive strategies as well as improvement in pre-hospital and emergency room care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: NI Omoke Source Type: research

Comparison of arch width changes following orthodontic treatment with and without extraction using three-dimensional models
Conclusion: Extraction treatment mechanics did not cause narrow dental arches, but nonextraction treatment increased arch width in all 3 measurements. Treatments with only upper arch extraction showed similar results with nonextraction treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Oz AZ Oz S Yazicioo & #287;lu N Arici M Ozer S Arici Source Type: research

Admission hyperglycemia an independent predictor of outcome in acute ischemic stroke: A longitudinal study from a tertiary care hospital in South India
Conclusion: Stress hyperglycemia in stroke was associated with higher risk of poor functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke. Hyperglycemia at stroke onset without prior history of diabetes mellitus have particularly poor prognosis, than those with hyperglycemia in known diabetes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: SK Marulaiah MP Reddy M Basavegowda PKH Ramaswamy LS Adarsh Source Type: research

Relationship between knowledge and quality of asthma care among physicians in South-West Nigeria
Conclusion: We concluded that although physicians in South-West Nigeria appear to have good knowledge, there are areas of gap in the quality of asthma care with regards to standard guideline. There is need for constant training and re-training of physicians in order to keep them up to date with international guidelines. In addition, increase access to diagnostic facilities and adapting international guideline to local realities will help improve standard of Asthma care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Adeniyi O Ilesanmi D Obaseki O Desalu B Betiku G Erhabor Source Type: research

Efficacy of polishing kits on the surface roughness and color stability of different composite resins
Conclusion: The findings of the present study have clinical relevance in the choice of polishing kits used. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Kocaagaoglu T Aslan A G & #252;rbulak H Albayrak Z Ta & #351;demir H Gumus Source Type: research

Electrocardiographic changes and troponin T levels in children with severe malaria anemia and heart failure
Conclusion: Prolonged QTc was more prevalent in children with severe malaria anemia compared to those without anemia, suggesting that children with severe malaria anemia were more prone to arrhythmias. The median cTnT value in the subjects was not significantly lower than that in controls, suggesting that children with severe malaria anemia are not prone to myocardial injury any more than those with uncomplicated malaria without anemia. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: WE Sadoh JO Uduebor Source Type: research

Effects of laser etching on shear bond strengths of brackets bonded to fluorosed enamel
Conclusion: According to our findings, laser etching reduced the SBS of brackets bonded to fluorosed teeth, but provided clinically acceptable SBS values. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Nal รง aci B Temel S & #231;okako & #287;lu H T & #252;rkkahraman S & #220;s & #252;mez Source Type: research

Comparison of elasticity values of the right lobe of the liver of normal weight and morbidly obese Turkish patients
Conclusion: Morbidly obese patients have a potential risk for liver fibrosis even in the absence of hepatosteatosis. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Aksoy C Colak MO Nalbant R Turkay I Erdil E Hocaoglu E Inci H Alis Source Type: research

Factors associated with blood pressure control in predialysis chronic kidney disease patients: Short-term experience from a single center in Southern Nigeria
Conclusion: BP control in predialysis CKD patients still needs to be optimized. Special attention should be given to middle-aged patients who have proteinuric CKD and those on multiple BP drugs without optimal BP control. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: EI Okaka OE Ojeh-Oziegbe EI Unuigbe Source Type: research

Relationship between alexithymia and chronic periodontitis
Conclusion: The results of the current study suggest that alexithymia is a possible risk factor for chronic periodontitis. Further research is needed to identify the underlying mechanism. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: U Sezer K & #220;st & #252;n SZ & #350;enyurt K Alt & #305;nba & #351; K Erciyas Source Type: research

Harmful effects of formaldehyde and possible protective effect of Nigella sativa on the trachea of rats
Conclusion: FA induces apoptosis and tracheal epithelial damage in rats, and chronic administration of NS can be used to prevent FA-induced apoptosis and epithelial damage. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Sapmaz HI Sapmaz N Vardi U Tas M Sarsilmaz Y Toplu A Arici M Uysal Source Type: research

Early pregnancy plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in Nigerian women and its relationship with preeclampsia
Conclusion: Plasma levels of PAI-1 are increased early in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia, but the lack of correlation of this marker with disease severity may limit its clinical utility. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: IC Udenze AP Arikawe CC Makwe Source Type: research

Surgical difficulties, success, and complication rates of orthodontic miniplate anchorage systems: Experience with 382 miniplates
Conclusion: Skeletal anchorage miniplates is effective for correcting malocclusions. Success depends on proper presurgical patient counseling, minimally invasive surgery, good postsurgical instructions, and orthodontic follow-up. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Findik T Baykul E Esenlik MH Turkkahraman Source Type: research

Practice of trabeculectomy by ophthalmologists in Nigeria
Conclusions: A low trabeculectomy rate of 0.9/ophthalmologist/month was found in this study. It was significantly associated with insufficient exposure to the surgery during residency training and patients' poor acceptance of the surgery. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: NN Kizor-Akaraiwe CE Ogbonnaya Source Type: research

Pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis case with diabetes insipidus and tuberculosis
E Ugurlu, G Altinisik, U Aydogmus, F BirNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(4):503-506A 19-year-old male patient was observed due to having central diabetes insipidus (DI) for five years. He had a history of smoking 5–10 cigarettes a day for two years, but stopped smoking from the last month. The computerized tomography revealed thin-walled cystic lesions in different sizes more dominantly in the upper lobes and consolidated areas in the left upper and lower lobes. The wedge resection from the right lower lobe revealed pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis. Follow-up acid-fast bacteria (AFB) examinations ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Ugurlu G Altinisik U Aydogmus F Bir Source Type: research

Sliding malar bone augmentation technique with a high le fort I surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion
G Dergin, P Aktop, S Biren, S AktopNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(4):498-502The purpose of this report is to evaluate the effectiveness of a high Le Fort I osteotomy design, including the malar bones, which allows segment sliding over the zygoma and forces the osteotomized segment to move forward with distraction. Two patients (male, 23-and 30-year-old) with malar deficiency underwent high Le Fort I osteotomy and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion procedure was followed. Records were taken before and 6 months after surgery for comparison, including intra and extra oral photographs and three-dimens...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Dergin P Aktop S Biren S Aktop Source Type: research

Tracheobroncopathia osteochondroplastica: Three case reports with literature review
T Aktas, F Aktas, Z Ozmen, N Yaşayancan, A ArıcıNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(4):495-497Tracheobroncopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a benign disease of the large airways seen very rarely. It is characterized by 1-3 mm sized ossified nodular lesions in submucosa. Its etiology is unclear, but it is stated that malignancy, chronic inflammation, amyloidosis, and genetic factors might have an effect on it. It was first described by Wilks in a 38-year-old man diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1857. Generally, patients are asymptomatic and TO is diagnosed incidentally. But symptoms become signific...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Aktas F Aktas Z Ozmen N Ya & #351;ayancan A Ar & #305;c & #305; Source Type: research

Knowledge and awareness of breast cancer among rural women in Umuowa Orlu Local Government Area Imo State, South East, Nigeria
Conclusion: There is a need to scale up health education programs to remove myths regarding breast cancer and improve health-seeking behavior among the rural women. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Nwaneri EO Osuala PU Okpala AC Emesowum P Iheanacho Source Type: research

Role of tolterodine in the management of postoperative catheter-related bladder discomfort: Findings in a Nigerian teaching hospital
Conclusion: TP does not significantly reduce the incidence of CRBD in the immediate postoperative period but appears to be efficient in the reduction of the severity of postoperative CRBD. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: KH Tijani NO Akanmu JO Olatosi RW Ojewola Source Type: research

Sleep health of healthcare workers in Kano, Nigeria
Conclusions: Our study found that a significant proportion of healthcare workers and particularly nurses had poor sleep quality. Also, age, sex, and duration in service were not significant predictors of poor sleep quality among the participants. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: ES Kolo AO Ahmed A Hamisu A Ajiya BI Akhiwu Source Type: research

Is the periodontal status a risk factor for the development of psoriasis ?
Conclusion: The periodontal disease may affect psoriasis as a chronic infectious focus and probably through proinflammatory cytokines. In order to clarify the exact role of periodontal disease in psoriasis, the issue should be studied in larger series with serum cytokine levels. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Sarac Y Kapicioglu S Cayli A Altas S Yologlu Source Type: research

Prevention of alveolar osteitis after third molar surgery: Comparative study of the effect of warm saline and chlorhexidine mouth rinses
Conclusion: Warm saline mouth rinse is equally as effective as chlorhexidine mouth rinse, as prophylaxis against prevention of alveolar osteitis after third molar surgery. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: OD Osunde CE Anyanechi GO Bassey Source Type: research

Variations in the & #946;-globin genes of sickle cell anaemia patients in Zaria, Northwestern, Nigeria
Conclusions: There are β-globin gene variations in SCA patients in Zaria, and locally relevant genetic database of the SCA population will be the cornerstone in understanding genotype-phenotype interactions in this disorder. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Awwalu AI Mamman A Hassan LG Dogara AD Waziri SM Aminu AU Musa H Bello-Manga Source Type: research

Masticatory efficiency of shortened dental arch subjects with removable partial denture: A comparative study
Conclusion: Masticatory performance improved with the provision of RPD. However, the improvement was marked among the younger age groups, unilateral free end saddle subjects, and the male gender; thereby supporting the need for RPDs in patients with SDA. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: JO Omo MA Sede TA Esan Source Type: research

Correlation between international prostate symptom score and uroflowmetry in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia
Conclusion: Correlation between IPSS and Qmax was negative but statistically significant. This implies that an inverse relationship exists between IPSS and Qmax, and remains the only important parameter in uroflowmetry. There was no statistically significant correlation between IPSS and the other variables of uroflowmetry. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: CK Oranusi AE Nwofor O Mbonu Source Type: research

Effect of rosuvastatin on dyslipidemia and other parameters associated with metabolic syndrome in Saudi patients
Conclusion: Rosuvastatin markedly improved atherogenic dyslipidemia of MS. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: MM Rafeeq HS Habib HAS Murad MA Gari ZJ Gazzaz Source Type: research

Comparison of patients with and without intellectual disability under general anesthesia: A retrospective study
Conclusion: Dental treatment of intellectually disabled patients under general anesthesia can be performed just as safely as that with NID patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Sitilci S Demirgan C Akcay N Kahraman BG Koseoglu MA Erdem AB Cankaya Source Type: research

Utilization of glial fibrillary acidic protein and galectin-3 in the diagnosis of cerebral infarction patients with normal cranial tomography
Conclusion: The levels of Galectin-3 and GFAP were increased in acute ischemic stroke patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Ekingen M Yilmaz M Yildiz M Atescelik MC Goktekin M Gurger OD Alatas M Basturk N Ilhan Source Type: research

Effects of 810-nanometer diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical periodontal treatment on clinical periodontal parameters and gingival crevicular fluid volume of residual periodontal pockets
Conclusion: Results demonstrated clinical improvements on residual pockets in CP patients treated with all three modalities. Moreover, our findings suggest that application of diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical periodontal treatment doesn't demonstrate any additional clinical effect on the residual pockets. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: SE Meseli B Kuru L Kuru Source Type: research

Normalization of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score for diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in Turkey
Conclusion: Turkish PHES normograms have been developed for detecting patients with MHE. Future multicenter national studies are needed to validate widely applicable norms. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: BDO Coskun M Ozen S Gursoy O Ozbakir OK Poyrazoglu M Baskol GC Sezgin M Yucesoy Source Type: research

Knowledge of hepatitis B virus infection among traders
Conclusion: The knowledge of HBV is low among traders in Calabar metropolis. There is need to intensify educational campaigns for the general public. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: UC Okonkwo OE Ngim H Osim MA Inyama M Kooffreh-Ada E Esu R Ndoma-Egba E Ezedinachi Source Type: research

Factors affecting anxiety-fear of surgical procedures in dentistry
Conclusions: The study found that sociocultural structure and gender are the significantly effective factors on dental anxiety and fear. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: CN Eroglu H Atao & #287;lu K K & #252; & #231; & #252;k Source Type: research

Recent advances in the management of renal cell carcinoma-a radiation oncology perspective
AA Abdus-salam, AA Olabumuyi, MA JimohNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2017 20(4):399-408Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cancer in developing countries like Nigeria. However, with an increasing understanding of its epidemiology, the increasing availability of trained personnel, improvement in diagnostic facilities, and greater awareness in the populace, an increase in its incidence as was witnessed in developed nations in the last few decades could be safely predicted. This narrative review highlights the international best practices in the multidisciplinary approach to the management of RCC, its diagnosis and tr...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Abdus-salam AA Olabumuyi MA Jimoh Source Type: research