Comparison of the efficacy of kinesiotaping and extracorporeal shock wave therapy in patients with newly diagnosed lateral epicondylitis: A prospective randomized trial
Conclusion: Both KT and ESWT could significantly improve pain, hand strength, and functionality in patients with newly diagnosed LE. However, these improvements were more prominent in the KT group. Considering the feasibility and the low cost of KT compared with ESWT, we recommend that KT should be considered for treating patients with newly diagnosed LE. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Guler P Yildirim Source Type: research

Chitosan: A natural substitute of EDTA solution for final irrigation in endodontics treatment
Conclusion: The application time of the chelators' solutions must not exceed 5 min to completely remove smear layer, and 0.2% chitosan is a natural substitute for 17% EDTA with a safety application for 24 h. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Sarkees K Al-Maarrawi Source Type: research

Locally advanced orofacial malignancy: Synopsis of inoperable lesions at an urban tertiary health facility in Nigeria
Conclusion: The synopsis of these lesions shows that all have undergone metastasis; salivary gland malignancies were most common with maxilla as the commonest site. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: CE Anyanechi OD Osunde BD Saheeb Source Type: research

Pattern of esophageal injuries and surgical management: A retrospective review
Conclusion: Corrosive esophageal injuries were the most frequent form of esophageal injury at our center due to unrestricted access to corrosive substances. Generally, appropriate surgical intervention in patients with esophageal injury based on individualization of care yields excellent early and mid-term results. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Tettey F Edwin E Aniteye M Tamatey K Entsua-Mensah KB Gyan I Adzamli Source Type: research

The impact of coping strategies in behcet & #39;s disease: A case-control study
Conclusions: Excessive use of confrontive coping, accepting responsibility, and escape-avoidance strategies seems to increase depression and anxiety in Behcet's patients. Besides, among those strategies, confrontive coping is significantly associated with depression and quality of life in BD patients that should be considered in therapeutic approaches. Our results highlighted that Behcet's patients have different coping strategies than healthy controls that may impair the psychological adjustment process. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: IM Atay I Erturan Source Type: research

Influence of health decision making on maternal complications among women delivered at a general hospital, North-Western Nigeria
Conclusion: The study showed a significant relationship between health decision-making and maternal complications. Women empowerment and partner participation in decision-making should be emphasized in maternal health education. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Abubakar S Yohanna H Zubairu Source Type: research

Efficacy of oscillometric method for screening periferic arterial disease in primary care
Conclusion: Oscillometry seemed to be a reliable screening method in primary care both for peripheral arterial disease and AS. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: U Bulut T Gunvar AD Guldal Source Type: research

The evaluation of the colour changes of traditional composites, ceramic blocks and cad/cam composites in different solutions
Conclusion: In respect of discolouration, ceramic blocks are more successful. Resin-based blocks and traditional aesthetic composites showed more discolouration. The dietary habits of the patient should be taken into consideration in the selection of the restorative material. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Sayan E Bahsi S Sayan Source Type: research

Histopathologic spectrum of paediatric eye and ocular adnexal tumours: A 10-year review from a referral centre in Nigeria
Conclusion: Retinoblastoma is the single most common tumour in this age group. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: DE Suleiman Y Iliyasu SA Ahmed AA Liman Source Type: research

Prognosis and risk factors of nerve injuries in displaced pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures
Conclusion: The prognosis of these nerve injuries is excellent, especially the iatrogenic ones. A long and sharp bone fragment (spike) may be responsible for nerve injuries in some children. Surgical exploration is not necessary after an iatrogenic nerve injury when there is no neurotmesis. Patience and care are utmost needed to handle neurological complications. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Ozcan O Altinoz M Erem M Ciftdemir C Copuroglu FN Turan Source Type: research

Misoprostol versus manual vacuum aspiration for treatment of first-trimester incomplete miscarriage in a low-resource setting: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Although medical treatment was associated with a higher failure rate, there was no statistically significant difference in the effectiveness of both treatment methods. However, medical treatment was associated with higher client acceptance and satisfaction and was more cost-effective than surgical treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: JI Nwafor UM Agwu CC Egbuji KC Ekwedigwe Source Type: research

Survival of avulsed permanent incisors in children following delayed replantation
Conclusion: In this study, replanted teeth were retained in the mouth for at least 2 years and contributed to the patient's development. Therefore, this study has shown that delayed replantation of an avulsed tooth for a child is still worthwhile, even in cases of poor prognosis where the tooth had extended extra-alveolar dry storage. We believe that delayed replantation should be done because of its importance for the child's jaw and facial development. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: P Demir C Guler E Kizilci G Keskin Source Type: research

Diagnostic and therapeutic treatment methods for intrathoracic extrapulmonary lipomas
Conclusion: Intrathoracic lipomas are rare, benignly behaving tumors. As it may prove difficult to differentiate them from malignant lesions and they may grow in an invasive growth pattern, surgery should be pursued in all patients for both diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Akar MA Haberal OS Dikis Source Type: research

Prevention of postanesthetic shivering under subarachnoid block for cesarean section: A randomized, controlled study comparing tramadol versus ondansetron
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that ondansetron is superior to tramadol in preventing shivering under spinal anesthesia in women undergoing cesarean section. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: TE Nnacheta FA Onyekwulu AO Amucheazi Source Type: research

Effects of different pediatric drugs and toothbrushing on color change of restorative materials used in pediatric dentistry
Conclusions: Toothbrushing dramatically affected the color stability of the aesthetic restorative materials. The content of pediatric drugs is also an important factor for color change. Glass hybrids and glass carbomers used with their surface sealants appeared to be more resistant to staining from pediatric drug formulations than compomers. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yildirim YS Uslu Source Type: research

Is sialic acid a promising marker for periodontal diseases ?
Conclusion: Our results suggest that SA level in both saliva and serum may be a potentially useful marker to determine inflammatory changes and investigate different forms of periodontal diseases. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Oktay O Ozoner Bal L Kuru A Yarat U Noyan Source Type: research

3D evaluation of tooth crown size & #305;n unilateral cleft lip and palate patients
Conclusion: In the measurements of teeth size, reliable and repeatable results were acquired through 3D software. Tooth size asymmetries can occur non-syndromic UCLP patients in both jaws. MD, BL, and GI dimensions of teeth are mostly found to be smaller in patients with CLP. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Kaplan S Gorgulu E Cesur C Arslan AT Altug Source Type: research

Demineralization preventive practices among Nigerian orthodontists & #8211;An evidence-based approach ?
Conclusion: The demineralization preventive measures used by Nigerian orthodontists and orthodontic residents are inconsistent and not based on evidence-based information. The development of standardized demineralization prevention protocol was therefore recommended. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: OD Umeh IL Utomi AN Ndukwe M Izuka Source Type: research

Obstructive jaundice caused by ulcerative duodenal stenosis: A case report
L Chen, X Zhu, L Wei, Z LiuNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):586-588 A peptic ulcer is a rare cause of distal common bile duct stricture, Obstructive jaundice as a complication of ulcerative duodenal stenosis is quite difficult to differentiate from malignant disease, especially in those in which esophagogastroduodenoscopy examination does not reveal an ulcer. In this case report, a 61-year-old male suffered from right upper quadrant pain, chills and fever caused by duodenal and distal common bile duct stenosis originating from ulcer and was treated surgically. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Chen X Zhu L Wei Z Liu Source Type: research

Adult-onset still & #39;s disease, an unusual cause of severe acute liver injury: A case report
SC Adiyaman, G Bengi, M Civak, M Birlik, Z Kuruuzum, C Altay, M SoyturkNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):581-585 Adult-onset Still's disease is a systemic inflammatory disease that often presents with spiking fever, typical rash, arthritis, and serositis. However, adult-onset-Still's-disease associated liver injury and acute liver failure are rare. Herein, we report a case of acute liver injury in a 23-year-old female patient with adult-onset Still's disease. She presented to the emergency department with a high fever and sore throat. She was then admitted to the department of infectious disease...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: SC Adiyaman G Bengi M Civak M Birlik Z Kuruuzum C Altay M Soyturk Source Type: research

Orthognathic surgery with two-segment le fort i and sagittal split ramus osteotomies of open bite deformity in an amelogenesis imperfecta patient via virtual planning: A case report
U Ertas, M Ataol, A Kiki, M UğurluNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):577-580 Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is an enamel defect and is often associated with the anterior open bite (AOB) and transverse maxillary deficiency. It is known that in such cases when AI and AOB appeared together, posterior maxillary impaction with or without bilateral mandibular ramus osteotomies is a frequently preferred treatment option. Virtual planning is more reliable rather than the conventional model surgery planning, especially for complicated cases. Usage area of virtual 3D anatomical models reconstructed from Cone Beam C...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: U Ertas M Ataol A Kiki M U & #287;urlu Source Type: research

Bilateral calcaneal insufficiency fractures due to chronic carbamazepine use for trigeminal neuralgia: A case report
We report here a 41-year-old lady suffering from bilateral heel pain without trauma history. Her complaining did not respond to analgesics and stretching exercises of plantar fascia. In her past medical history she reported ongoing carbamazepine (CBZ) use over 8 years for trigeminal neuralgia. She had had low bone mineral density; defined as osteopenia. Both calcaneus MRI revealed bilateral stress fractures of calcaneum. She had been advised immobilization for 6 weeks, vitamin D and calcium supplements. CBZ has been stopped by neurology specialist and she had undergone microvascular decompression surgery for intractable pa...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Kaya C Hurel G Gumussuyu O Kose Source Type: research

Comparison of biochemical markers of bone metabolism between conventional labial and lingual fixed orthodontic appliances
Conclusion: Overall, the lingual fixed appliance had higher cytokine levels than a labial fixed appliance. Analyzing the GCF cytokine levels during orthodontic treatment could provide an ideal platform for monitoring the progress of the treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: AN Gujar HA Baeshen A Alhazmi MS Ghoussoub AT Raj S Bhandi SC Sarode KH Awan D Birkhed S Patil Source Type: research

The gingival crevicular fluid levels of growth factors in patients with amlodipine-induced gingival overgrowth: A pilot study
Conclusion: These preliminary results suggest that TGF-b1 may play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of amlodipine-induced GO. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: KN Kose S Yilmaz U Noyan B Kuru HS Yildirim OB Agrali HO Ozener L Kuru Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of ibs among medical and nonmedical students in the jouf university
Conclusion: We conclude that there is an increased prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome among medical students. Male gender, married status, living in hostel, smoking, less than 8 h sleep, and carbonated drinks were predictive factors for IBS in our study. We recommend screening of medical students for irritable bowel syndrome and institution of interventional measures. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: FA Wani AH Almaeen AH Bandy A Thirunavukkarsu TA Al-Sayer A Flah K Fayed MM Albalawi Source Type: research

Evaluation of sagittal condylar guidance angles using computerized pantographic tracings, protrusive interocclusal records, and 3D-CBCT imaging techniques for oral rehabilitation
Conclusion: Strong correlations were found between SCGAs obtained using PT, PR, and CBCT techniques. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: TA Naqash S Chaturvedi A Yaqoob S Saquib MK Addas M Alfarsi Source Type: research

Investigating the effect of handedness on the dental caries pattern, gingival index, and plaque index in 6 & #8211;10 years old children
Conclusion: A relationship cannot be considered between the handedness of children and their oral health status. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Mokhtari I Sanati F Ahmadian Babaki S Alamdari N Tavana Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy of medical treatment versus surgical sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure
Conclusion: LIS is still the gold standard for the treatment of chronic anal fissure when the physicians would like to avoid recurrence and obtain the best pain relief. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Acar N Acar F G & #252;ng & #246;r E Kamer H Gen & #231; K Atahan ON Dilek M Hac & #305;yanl & #305; Source Type: research

Prevalence of middle mesial and middle distal canals in mandibular molars in an Egyptian subpopulation using micro-computed tomography
Conclusion: A higher percentage of MM canal was detected followed by the MD canal. The least significant was both canals occurring within the same molar. The percentage of the confluent configuration was the highest. The apt knowledge of the variations of the root canal system anatomy and the respect of the discrepancies associated with diverse demographic areas will ensure the proper management of each tooth with endodontic involvement and its long-term success. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MK Alashiry R Zeitoun MM Elashiry Source Type: research

How are the color parameters of a CAD/CAM feldspathic ceramic of the material affected by its thickness, shade, and color of the substructure ?
Conclusion: The final color parameters of a feldspathic CAD/CAM block were significantly affected by the changes in the ceramic thickness and substructure color. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Tamam MB G & #252;ng & #246;r SK Nemli Source Type: research

Cultural adaptation and validation of the nursing students & #39; perceptions of instructor caring into spanish
Conclusion: The Spanish nursing students' perceptions of instructor caring is a valid and reliable tool to be used in the Spanish context. Its use will enhance the understanding of clinical mentors' impact on nursing students. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Romero-Mart & #237;n J G & #243;mez-Salgado JC Safont-Montes Y Navarro-Abal JA Climent-Rodr & #237;guez N Jim & #233;nez-Pic & #243;n Source Type: research

The effect of cervical preflaring on the apical debris extrusion of single or multiple rotary Ni-Ti files
Conclusion: Under the conditions of this in vitro study, ProTaper-Next, 2Shape, and OneCurve files had similar apical debris extrusion values. Cervical preflaring of root canals did not affect the amount of apically extruded debris. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Gunes KY Yeter Source Type: research

The effect of gestational age on women & #39;s preference for quality goods
Conclusion: Findings revealed that the women purchase preferences shift as pregnancy move from one trimester to another. Women pay more attention to status products during the 2nd trimester as compared to 1st and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MA Ahmed B Akram M Anwar ul Haq R Ahmad M Ahmad Source Type: research

Effects of patient-specific three-dimensional lumbar traction on pain and functional disability in patients with lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse
Conclusion: Twelve sessions of patient-specific three-dimensional lumbar traction promoted a reduction in pain and improvement in functional disability among subjects with lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Asiri JS Tedla MS D Alshahrani I Ahmed RS Reddy K Gular Source Type: research

Clinical evaluation of bulk-fill resins and glass ionomer restorative materials: A 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial in children
Conclusion: The bulk-fill and conventional composites exhibited good clinical performance, and Equia exhibited minor changes over the 1-year trial period. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Akman G Tosun Source Type: research

Determination of the relationship between total antioxidant capacity and dietary antioxidant intake in obese patients
PS Besagil, S Çalapkorur, H ŞahinNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):481-488 Background: Adipokines secreted from adipose tissue in obese individuals increase oxidative stress in the body and sufficient antioxidant consumption is recommended to reduce the effects of this stress. Consumption of foods rich in antioxidants is thought to be related to serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) but the effect of dietary antioxidant amount on serum antioxidant capacity is not yet clear. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dietary antioxidant intake and serum TAC in obe...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: PS Besagil S & #199;alapkorur H & #350;ahin Source Type: research

Evaluation of the possible relationship between obesity and temporomandibular joint disorders
Conclusions: There was no statistically significant difference between body mass index and temporomandibular joint disorders frequency, but further larger studies will give more accurate outcomes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Gunen Yilmaz H Tercanli Alkis Source Type: research

Turkish surgical nurses & #39; attitudes related to patient safety: A questionnaire study
Conclusion: This research paper provides an evaluation of the safety attitudes of surgical nurses. Findings can provide information for healthcare leaders to improve the safety culture. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Bahar E & #214;nler Source Type: research

The sagittal grooves of the middle nasal turbinate determine paradoxical curvatures and bifidities
Conclusions: It seems reasonable to speculate that paradoxical curvature, as well as bifidity of MT, this later being previously undocumented, are just adult vestiges of the primitive MT morphology. Nevertheless, documentation of the MT morphology should not rely exclusively on coronal CTs, as combined morphologies of that turbinate could occur. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MC Rusu N M & #259;ru CJ Sava A Motoc M S & #259;ndulescu D Dinc & #259; Source Type: research

Effects of all-on-four implant designs in mandible on implants and the surrounding bone: A 3-D finite element analysis
Conclusion: In bilateral loading, the force applied to anterior implants does not have a significant effect on the bone structure. Stress concentration increases in posterior angled implants and surrounding bone. Moreover, stress concentration increases as the length of the cantilever, the weakest part in all-on-four implants, increases. As posterior implant angulation increases, stress concentration level and localization are affected. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Deste R Durkan Source Type: research

Could monocyte level/HDL cholesterol ratio predict cardiovascular diseases in patients with COPD ?
Conclusion: MHR is significantly associated with CVD in COPD patients. Further prospective studies are warranted to elucidate the predictive value of MHR in COPD patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: HI Yakar A Kanbay Source Type: research

Immunosuppressive agents in the treatment of IgA nephropathy: A meta-analysis of clinical randomized controlled literature
Junli Zheng, Xuezhong Gong, Zhaolong WuNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(4):437-449 IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in the world. Immunosuppressive therapy has been widely used in IgAN patients at home and abroad. The present meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of different immunosuppressive agents in patients with biopsy proven IgAN, in order to provide guidance for the clinical treatment of IgAN treatment options. We conducted a meta-analysis of the published randomized controlled trials (RCTs). PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Medline, ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - April 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: Junli Zheng Xuezhong Gong Zhaolong Wu Source Type: research

Single anterior tooth replacement with direct fiber-reinforced composite bridges: A report of three cases
D Karabekmez, G AktasNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(3):434-436 In today's dentistry, with the development of adhesive techniques and the improvement of resin-based materials, invasive restorative treatments have been replaced by minimally invasive or noninvasive restorative procedures. Fiber-reinforced adhesive bridges are minimal-invasive or noninvasive restorations that can be applied for definitive restoration in single tooth loss or short spans, where teeth or implant-supported fixed partial prosthesis cannot be applied. This case series describes the rehabilitation of three patients with anterior s...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Karabekmez G Aktas Source Type: research

Bleeding oesophageal varices in a 9 -year old girl as a late complication of neonatal umbilical catheterization
We report a 9-year old Nigerian girl who had massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding from oesophageal varices secondary to pulmonary vein stenosis. She had umbilical catheterization for exchange blood transfusion as a neonate. She was sequentially managed with endoscopic sclerotherapy and band ligation We seek to highlight the need for a high index of suspicion of oesophageal varices in children with upper gastrointestinal bleeding who had neonatal umbilical catheterization. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: JO Ugwu CD Emegoako CA Ugwunne TO Ulasi NO Ugwu Source Type: research

How to address a biological complication by using advanced platelet-rich fibrin during the interdisciplinary management of congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors
MG Caymaz, O OnoralNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(3):425-428 Congenital agenesis of lateral incisor is one of the most prevalent dental anomalies and is commonly treated by correcting the axes of maxillary central and canine teeth deviated toward the deficient area orthodontically, replacing the missing maxillary lateral incisor with dental implants and prosthetic restorations. Conducting treatment in interdisciplinary manner is the main criterion for the successful outcome. If this is ignored, clinicians may experience biological, mechanical or combined complications. As encountered in this case, bone reso...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MG Caymaz O Onoral Source Type: research

Determinants of quality of life among pregnant women in the city centre of the Central Anatolia region of Turkey
Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference between trimesters in physical, mental and social domains of quality of life scale and there was a difference only in environmental domain. The lowest quality of life scores in all three trimesters were in the physical domain. The quality of life of pregnant women differed according to the trimesters and some sub-dimensions of quality of life of pregnant women were negatively affected in all three timester. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Daglar D Bilgic SA Ozkan Source Type: research

Assessment of the effectiveness of genital infection awareness training provided to women based on the IMB model
Conclusion: Based on these findings, it was concluded that the genital infection awareness training provided to women based on the IMB model, improved knowledge and acted as a positive reinforcer for the hygiene behaviors of the women. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Sinan S Kaplan S Sahin S Peksoy Source Type: research

Warfarin therapy adherence and health-related quality of life among patients using warfarin in Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: Better warfarin therapy adherence can improve the physical health of patients on warfarin. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: FI Al-Saikhan Source Type: research

Third molar agenesis: Prevalence and Association with agenesis of other teeth in a Turkish population
Conclusions: Turkish population with M3 agenesis did not show increased prevalence of other tooth agenesis, indicating no association between occurrence of agenesis of other teeth and M3. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: P Ercal AE Taysi Source Type: research

Piperlongumine increases the apoptotic effect of doxorubicin and paclitaxel in a cervical cancer cell line
Conclusion: We conclude that the PL inhibits cancer cell growth by inducing apoptosis and has a potential anticancer activity in cervical cancer, especially when combined with doxorubicin and paclitaxel. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Seber DY Sirin T Yetisyigit T Bilgen Source Type: research