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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Seber DY Sirin T Yetisyigit T Bilgen Source Type: research

Effect of various solutions on the removal of orange-brown precipitate formed by interaction of sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine with or without ultrasonic activationZ
Conclusions: Ultrasonic activation significantly improved the precipitate removal capacity of EDTA and DW. Tested solutions were similarly effective regarding the removal of the precipitate. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Keles S Askerbeyli Ors Z Yilmaz Source Type: research

Comparison of clinical and magnetic resonance imagining data of patients with temporomandibular disorders
Conclusions: Except for deviation and normal mouth opening, complaints and clinical findings determined by the clinicians do not support TMD. This may be due to the subjective nature of the clinical findings, and MRI results are needed for precise results. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Somay B Yilmaz Source Type: research

Job satisfaction among health professionals in a federal tertiary hospital in Nigeria
Conclusion: The majority of the clinical staff have a low level of job satisfaction. A review of the salary structure of health professionals as well as improving the working conditions, tools, and infrastructures in the hospital is needed. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Lasebikan O Ede NN Lasebikan UE Anyaehie GC Oguzie ED Chukwujindu Source Type: research

Birth preparedness and complication readiness among women of reproductive age group in Abakaliki, Southeast Nigeria
Conclusion: There is increased knowledge and awareness of BPCR but the comprehensive components and practices of BPCR are still not optimal in our setting. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: RC Onoh JO Egede LO Lawani KC Ekwedigwe LO Aja BO Anozie Source Type: research

The effect of different surface treatments on repair with composite resin of ceramic
Conclusions: 3W laser irradiation may be an alternative method to acid etching for enhancing the RBS of CR to ceramic. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: K Barutcigil O Kirmali Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of fracture toughness and marginal adaptation of two restorative materials in nonendodontically and endodontically treated teeth: An in vitro study
Conclusion: The fracture resistance and marginal adaptation of Zirconomer are significantly lower than Surefil SDR in both nonendodontically and endodontically treated teeth. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Mashyakhy A Jabali R Karale G Parthiban S Sajeev S Bhandi Source Type: research

Orofacial trauma awareness among sports teachers in Southern Saudi Arabia
Conclusions: Orofacial trauma was commonly encountered by sports teachers among children during sporting activities in the school. There was poor awareness regarding types of mouth guards and its significance among the sports school teachers. The knowledge related to the management of emergency oral injuries was inadequate. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: AB I Eroje S Tikare NA AlQahtani OB Braimoh RK Sundarraj MA Muteq AA Alshehri AS Almanadiah AM Albargi Source Type: research

Outcome of vitrectomy for advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy complicating primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment among Nigerians
Conclusion: Surgery results in anatomical reattachment and there is nonsuperiority of any technique. Visual outcome is poor as previously reported. Recent trials of pharmacological adjuncts may show promise for improved visual outcomes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: ON Okonkwo AO Hassan O Oderinlo Source Type: research

Incidental findings in patients who underwent cone beam computed tomography for implant treatment planning
Conclusions: Oral radiologists should be aware of incidental findings and evaluate the possibilities of underlying diseases in a comprehensive way, and if there is a concern about the finding, they should refer the patient to the relevant specialist. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Kurtuldu HT Alkis S Yesiltepe MA Sumbullu Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of various beverages on the color stability and microhardness of restorative materials
Conclusion: The color and hardness of restorative materials can be negatively affected by consumed beverages. Nanohybrid composite resins are resistant to external coloration and hardness change. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Ozkanoglu EG G Akin Source Type: research

Factors associated with depression and anxiety among glaucoma patients in a tertiary hospital South-East Nigeria
Conclusion: The prevalence of anxiety and depression among glaucoma patients in Enugu was high. Severe/blind stage of glaucoma and reduced visual acuity were the most important factors that associated with both anxiety and depression. Incorporating a psychological health approach to glaucoma care especially in patients with severe glaucoma and reduced visual acuity may promote effective communication between clinicians and patients and treatment adherence. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: SN Onwubiko NZ Nwachukwu RC Muomah NM Okoloagu OM Ngwegu DC Nwachukwu Source Type: research

Abdominal aortic diameter and its determinants among healthy adults in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Conclusion: Absolute AADs were relatively smaller in adult Nigerians and this should be considered when setting up screening programs for abdominal aortic aneurysm in our population. Further studies are needed to determine factors affecting AAD. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: UM Ezenwugo EG Okwudire NR Njeze CO Maduforo OO Moemenam Source Type: research

Effect of staining and denture cleaning on color stability of differently polymerized denture base acrylic resins
Conclusion: Heat- and microwave-polymerized acrylic denture base resins can show different color stability. Immersion in coffee and denture cleaner solutions can cause noticeable color changes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: EA Ayaz S Ustun Source Type: research

Odontogenic inflammatory lesions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A prospective study of 128 cases
Conclusions: The results obtained show a higher incidence of apical periodontal infections, regardless of the compensation level of type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: RI Juncar AI Precup M Juncar Source Type: research

Evaluation of dentofacial asymmetry caused by odontomas using panoramic radiographs
Conclusions: No difference was found between the right and left sides of the jaws related with the asymmetry of the maxilla and mandible. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MH Buyukcavus S Satir S Ozel Source Type: research

Importance of disinfection time and procedure with different alginate impression products to reduce dimensional instability
Conclusion: Preference of 15-min disinfection can provide favorable results to obtain all impressions with minimally distorted dimensions. CD is an adequate procedure. The studied SAD needs to be developed further. All alginates are comparably successful to obtain impressions with desired distortion degrees. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Ulgey O Gorler G Yesilyurt Source Type: research

Is balloon-assisted maxillary sinus floor augmentation before dental implant safe and promising ? A systematic review and meta-analysis
V Apparaju, SK Vaddamanu, R Vyas, S Vishwanath, V Gurumurthy, MA KanjiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(3):275-283 We aimed to assess the complications of minimally invasive balloon-assisted maxillary sinus floor augmentation, compared with the conventional sinus floor augmentation procedures done before placing a dental implant. A structured question was formulated and an electronic search was conducted in three databases (MEDLINE via PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus). A separate search of gray literature and a hand search for missing articles were also conducted. Apart from animal studies, in-vitro studies...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - March 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: V Apparaju SK Vaddamanu R Vyas S Vishwanath V Gurumurthy MA Kanji Source Type: research

Treatment of a case w & #305;th g & #305;ant eyel & #305;d syr & #305;ngomas
I Iritas, SY Iritas, PA Ozer, H UmudumNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(2):273-274 He had a history of multiple asymptomatic flesh-colored papules, which had slowly increased in number and coalesced into plaques, on both upper and lower eyelids. Some of the plaques were giant and mostly coalescent in nature. We excised surgically the giant plaques which were approximately 1.5-2 cm in diameter symmetrically from upper and lower eylids and the remaining plaques were left to be treated with cauterization. Histopathological examination revealed syringoma. Both of the eyelids were observed to have a cosmetically ad...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: I Iritas SY Iritas PA Ozer H Umudum Source Type: research

Successful resolution of skin ulceration by itraconazole in an immunocompetent elderly patient
JY Shen, H Ding, J ZhouNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2020 23(2):270-272 A 63-year-old patient was presented with faciocervical erythema and ulcers of 3 months duration. Pathological examination showed infiltration of inflammatory cells. Pathogenic microorganism cultivation was negative. However, empirical therapy with itraconazole proved effective. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: JY Shen H Ding J Zhou Source Type: research

Epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland: A rare tumor with oncocytic changes
This study presents the clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of a 59-year-old female patient with low-grade, oncocytic variant of EMC located in the left parotid gland. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: HC Inan G Issin Source Type: research

Radiographic evaluation of bone density in dentulous and edentulous patients in Riyadh, KSA
Conclusion: Evaluation of bone density is an important step in treatment planning and this study was aimed to provide insight into bone density patterns of population in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Further similar studies in different populations can help in planning for more efficient treatment outcomes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MA Al-Attas P Koppolu SA Alanazi KT Alduaji PJ Parameaswari LA Swapna H Almoallim P Krishnan Source Type: research

Is there a correlation between obstructive sleep-apnea syndrome severity and prolidase activity as an oxidative stress marker ?
Conclusion: There was no difference between the control and OSAS groups in terms of the parameters studied. Further studies should be undertaken in order to clarify the relation. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Gunbatar HS Kaplan S Yildiz Source Type: research

Evaluation of risk factors in pneumothorax development after computerized tomography-guided transthoracic biopsy and management of complications
Conclusion: The chances of developing pneumothorax after TTFNAB depend on number of pleural transition, emphysematous lungs, and non-pleural lesions. However, it is considered that procedures such as manual air aspiration and autologous blood patch may reduce the need for chest tube following the development of pneumothorax. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Kolu IO Yildirim Source Type: research

Does Le Fort I osteotomy have an influence on nasal cavity and septum deviation ?
Conclusion: The influence of maxillary impaction with LI osteotomy on nasal septum deviation was not found significant but maxillary impaction with LI osteotomy significantly increased the nasal cavity width. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Atakan AA Ozcirpici H Pamukcu B Bayram Source Type: research

C-shaped canal configuration in mandibular premolars and molars: Prevalence, correlation, and differences: An In Vivo study using cone-beam computed tomography
Conclusions: Although the prevalence of C-shaped canals is significantly higher in mandibular second molars, they are also found in mandibular premolars but in small percentages. No significant differences were found between both genders and both sides. Since they exhibit unpredictable morphology and differences across the root length, the use of small field CBCT is recommended when such anatomy is presented in a tooth indicated for root canal treatment for better management. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: MH Mashyakhy HR Chourasia AH Jabali HA Bajawi H Jamal L Testarelli G Gambarini Source Type: research

Does regression in treatment-induced liver fibrosis reflect noninvasive tests ? Assessing treatment results of hepatitis B patients who took potent antiviral drugs for 5 years
Conclusion: Liver biopsy is considered the gold standard for the treatment and follow-up of hepatitis B but may not be appropriate in all cases. Non-invasive tests may be effective in monitoring antiviral therapy. We demonstrated that non-invasive tests improved with antiviral therapy, which may be a reflection of treatment-regression in liver histopathology. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yalaki MS Yalcin Source Type: research

Correlates of hopelessness in clinically stable nigerian adults with sickle cell disease
Conclusion: Hopelessness among clinically stable Nigerian adults with SCD is significantly influenced by hemoglobin concentration and psychological variables (resilience and depression). These variables can serve as templates for the development of health promotion strategies (medical and psychological) aimed specifically at the amelioration of the severity of hopelessness within this population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Aloba D Eyiolawi Source Type: research