Assessment of a free maternal and child health program and the prospects for program re-activation and scale-up using a new health fund in Nigeria
Conclusion: This study highlights the key lessons and implementation challenges identified by the respondents. The NHIS-MDG FMCHP had positive impact on the target population though it was not sustained following the conclusion of the MDG program. The findings will inform policy decisions about the appropriateness of sustaining the program and the feasibility of extending healthcare coverage using the proposed BHCPF. The new fund (BHCPF) can be used to reactivate and scale-up the Free MCH program, but the current level of funding will not assure universal health coverage for the target beneficiaries as realized from the co...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Onwujekwe F Obi H Ichoku N Ezumah C Okeke U Ezenwaka B Uzochukwu H Wang Source Type: research

Voluntary non-remunerated blood donation: Awareness, perception, and attitude among potential blood donors in Abakaliki, Nigeria
Conclusion: The majority of the participants have good knowledge and positive attitude toward voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. However, their practice of voluntary blood donation was poor. Sustained awareness creation and enlightenment is relevant to influence the masses to have better knowledge and positive attitudes toward voluntary non-remunerated blood donation with improved blood donation practices. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NI Ugwu WJ O Oti CN Ugwu CJ Uneke Source Type: research

First impression of teeth design on others: A facial and personality analysis in the Central Indian population
Conclusions: A varying number of combinations are essential in characterizing the face. The personality type has a predominance of one type over other. The interpretation of these combinations in dentistry can help to select appropriate tooth forms and design a harmonious smile. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Bhat SS Mantri GV Iliev FA Qahtani S Godbole SP Mantri AS Bal Source Type: research

Evaluation of the fissure sealants applied to erupting permanent molars in accordance to eruption stages: A prospective study
Conclusions: We may conclude that the tooth eruption affects clinical success and giomer-based fissure sealants may not be an alternative for resin-based fissure sealants in erupting teeth. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: BG Topal Z Kirzioglu Source Type: research

A comprehensive survey of natal and neonatal teeth in newborns
Conclusions: This study exhibited a higher incidence in natal teeth than neonatal teeth. Macroscopic features were not found to be positively related to gender and tooth type. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Bulut H Bulut R Ortac Source Type: research

Sonographic gastric content evaluation in patients undergoing cataract surgery
Conclusion: Point of care ultrasonography is a useful, noninvasive tool in determining gastric content and volume. As majority of the patients presented with a full stomach for cataract surgery, we recommend that ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists follow preoperative fasting guidelines for cataract surgery. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Kaydu E Gokcek Source Type: research

Evaluation of shear bond strength of zirconia-based monolithic CAD-CAM materials to resin cement after different surface treatments
Conclusions: Monolithic zirconia blocks showed higher bond strength values compared to Y-TZP zirconia block in sandblasting and CoJet groups. HF acid etching is more effective than sandblasting and CoJet for Vita Suprinity. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Altan S Cinar B Tuncelli Source Type: research

Assessment of internet usage for health-related information among clients utilizing primary health care services
Conclusion: Hence, provision of current and evidence-based information on health-related websites is crucial to preserve community health care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NC Bilgin MT Kesgin S Gucuk B Ak Source Type: research

Can clomiphene citrate resistance be predicted by RDW-CV levels in infertile women with PCOS ?
Conclusion: We think that RDW-CV which is a marker of inflammation is a simple, cheap, and accessible marker for the prediction of CC resistance. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Nurullah Peker Serhat Ege Muhammet Hanifi Bademkiran Edip Aydin Talip Karacor Mehmet Obut Esref Arac Elif Agacayak Talip Gul Source Type: research

Comment on: & #8220;Value of procalcitonin levels as a predictive biomarker for sepsis in pediatric patients with burn injuries & #8221;
Z Sahraei, B Abtahi-Naeini, A SaffaeiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(10):1462-1462 (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Z Sahraei B Abtahi-Naeini A Saffaei Source Type: research

The use of expandable metallic airway stent in a baby with tracheomalacia: A case report
We report a case of a 65-day-old baby who was treated with non-invasive mechanical ventilation due to respiratory distress since the day of birth. Tracheomalacia was diagnosed based on the physical examination and the thorax computerized tomography (CT) findings. Patient was initially treated with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and thereafter, fitted with a tracheobronchial conical fully-covered self-expandable nitinol stent. After stent insertion and the respiratory situation of the patient improved, ventilatory weaning and extubation were possible. A careful selection of suitable patients, appropriate stent ty...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Ulusan L Elbeyli Source Type: research

Cyst of the canal of nuck: A rare cause of inguinal swelling in women
T Erol, MB Uner, D Karakoc, E HamalogluNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(10):1457-1458 Among various reasons of swellings in the female inguinal region nuck canal cysts are rare entities. Abnormal persistence of procesus vaginalis opening cause this formation. Presentation at adults can lead misdiagnosis. Inguinal hernia, tumors (benign or malign), cysts, lymphadenopathies and endometriosis are other common reason for female groin swelling. Once diagnosed surgical excision is definitive treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Erol MB Uner D Karakoc E Hamaloglu Source Type: research

CBCT analysis of schneiderian membrane thickness and its relationship with gingival biotype and arch form
Conclusions: The Schneiderian membrane thickness was positively and highly associated with gingival biotype. The gingival biotype and arch form had significant effect on Schneiderian membrane thickness and can provide valuable clinical information on Schneiderian membrane thickness preoperatively for implant placement and sinus lift procedures. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Chaturvedi SB Haralur MK Addas MA Alfarsi Source Type: research

Effect of surface treatments to remove temporary cement remnants on the bond strength between the core composite and resin cement
Conclusions: Laser irradiation or yellow tape diamond bur cleaning of the core composite surface could be recommended to strengthen bond strength between the resin luting cement and the core composite. Before adhesive or conventional cementation of prosthetic restoration, the core composite surface should be cleaned. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SH Altintas K Hamiyet S Kilic Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of hemoglobinopathies on the mandible with fractal dimension analysis
Conclusions: Fractal analysis may be used and recommended for evaluation of the bone changes induced by hemoglobinopathies. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Serindere CA Belgin Source Type: research

Is there any association between jugular venous reflux and nonpulsatile subjective tinnitus ? A preliminary study of four-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography
Conclusions: NST might also be associated with hemodynamic problems of the venous system and the MRI protocol starting with TWIST accompanied with Valsalva maneuver is not well-known, yet seems to be a feasible and beneficial method to detect potential jugular venous reflux in NST patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Yildirim D Alis S Turkmen A Bakir D Temirbekov C Samanci Ali Ahmet Sirin FE Ustabasioglu Source Type: research

The morphology of proximal tibia geometry amongst the Igbos of South East Nigeria and its implication in total knee replacement
AU Katchy, AU Agu, IT Ikele, E Esom, NJ NtoNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(10):1423-1429 Background: The morphological parameters of the proximal tibia play a major role in total knee replacement and there are ethnic and gender variations to these parameters. Aim: To evaluate parameters of the proximal tibia geometry amongst the Igbos of South Eastern Nigeria and discuss the clinical implications in total knee replacement. Methods: The proximal tibia parameters of 558 adult tibiae bones, 300 right-sided and 258 left-sided, collected from the osteological unit of the department of anatomy University of Nigeri...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AU Katchy AU Agu IT Ikele E Esom NJ Nto Source Type: research

Changes in thyroid volume and insulin-like growth factor 1 in pre- and post-pubertal obese children
Conclusion: This study showed that the TV and serum IGF-1 levels were increased in obese children in the early stage of puberty and that there was a positive correlation between these two variables in all children, which shows the specific effect of the early stage of puberty on the increase in TV and IGF-1 levels and suggests that increased TV is associated with the increase in IGF-1 levels in a homogenous group such as obese children. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Karaoglan O Balci M Keskin Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes and clinical courses of solitary fibrous tumors of pleura
Conclusion: SFTp is an uncommon benign neoplasm but it can have malignant features. Even in the case of recurrence, the main treatment is total surgical excision. Oncologic treatments can be tried in unresectable and metastatic cases. VATS can be used in surgical total excision for small diameter and appropriate tumors. Understanding the nature of these tumors, immunohistochemical, and genetic studies may be a guide in future. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Yanik YA Karamustafaoglu Y Yoruk Source Type: research

Treatment of primary hepatic carcinoma through ultrasound-guided microwave ablation
Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided microwave ablation treatment offers the advantages of minor injury and low complication occurrence rates. Moreover, it is associated with faster postoperative recovery and improved hepatic function. Thus, it is worthy as a clinical option and must be promoted and applied. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Fang X Meng W Luo XD Zhou Source Type: research

Are empathy and emotional intelligence missing in dental practitioner & #39;s toolkit in Saudi Arabia ? A cross-sectional study
Conclusions: Irrespective of gender, qualification, or different work settings, dental practitioners in both cities showed adequate empathy and EI levels. Dentists with high empathy scores seem to show high EI levels. Clinical Significance: Evaluating and monitoring empathy and EI practice among dental practitioners have paramount importance to improve clinical practice and healing potential of patients. Low levels of empathy and EI practice would suggest modifications to training curriculum or healthcare policies. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: ST Gokhale SM Al-Qahatani RS Raj BS Al-Qahatani SK Vaddamanu AA Jathmi WA Alshehri RR Nagati Source Type: research

The effect of surgical margin on cancer-specific survival in patients treated with nephron-sparing surgery
Conclusion: In patients who underwent NSS, PSMs and SMWs have a negative effect on local recurrence but have no significant effect on CSS. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Kizilay U Eskidemir T Bahceci A Simsir H Ozdemir B Sarsik B Turna Source Type: research

Peri-implant bone defects: A 1-year follow-up comparative study of use of hyaluronic acid and xenografts
Conclusions: According to the data obtained from this study, it can be concluded that HA did not have a significant positive effect on the repair of defects around dental implants. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Kaya M Muglali D Torul I Kaya Source Type: research

Antibacterial activity of Salvadora persica against oral pathogenic bacterial isolates
Conclusion: Methanolic extract of S. persica had significant antibacterial effect against S. aureus and Streptococcus sp. isolates, and it may be gave a good alternative method for controlling oral pathogen. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: MA Khalil MS El-Sabbagh EB El Naggar RH El-Erian Source Type: research

Evaluating surgical outcomes of conventional versus endoscopic septoplasty using subjective and objective methods
Conclusion: ES is more effective in terms of relief of symptoms and improvement of nasal patency. It is best for isolated spur, posterior deviation, and revision surgery, but anterior caudal dislocation is best handled with CS. Both these techniques should be taken as an adjuvant to each other. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Doomra M Singh B Singh A Kaushal Source Type: research

Dentists & #39; knowledge of chronic orofacial pain
Conclusion: This study demonstrates a higher OFP knowledge and confidence for dental specialists compared with GDPs. However, this difference does not necessarily translate into more competencies in clinical practice. Therefore, the implementation of OFP courses in dental schools' curricula may benefit future dentists and improve patients' care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: EM Hadlaq H Khan AB Mubayrik NS Almuflehi H Mawardi Source Type: research

Percentage difference of hand dimensions and their correlation with hand grip and pinch strength among schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: The current study provides a source of perspective reference values in clinical settings for hand dimensions. The present study showed significant correlations with handgrip and pinch grip strengths among schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: KA Alahmari VN Kakaraparthi RS Reddy Paul Samuel Silvian I Ahmad K Rengaramanujam Source Type: research

Alterations of heart rate variability and turbulence in female patients with hyperthyroidism of various severities
Conclusion: Patients with hT had depressed values of HRV parameters in TD, correlated with the severity of the thyroid disease and with the incidence of arrhythmias. All patients presented pathological values of TO. TS values were positive, but lower compared to controls. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: C Tudoran M Tudoran M Vlad M Balas T Ciocarlie F Parv Source Type: research

Incident HIV infection and perinatal transmission rates among HIV negative pregnant women who retested in labor in a tertiary health centre, South East Nigeria
Conclusion: Retesting of HIV negative pregnant women in labor to identify new infections and instituting appropriate modified obstetrics practices has a huge role to play in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV infection. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SD Ejikunle II Mbachu C Okeudo E Dike E Ejikem Source Type: research

Cyclic fatigue resistance of waveone gold, protaper next and 2shape nickel titanium rotary instruments using a reliable method for measuring temperature
Conclusions: Reciprocating motion can be used more safely than continuous rotation due to the higher cyclic fatigue resistance. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: K Olcay TF Eyuboglu E Erkan Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of honey on the healing of tooth extraction wounds in 4- to 9-year-old children
Conclusion: Honey resulted in a decrease in wound sizes and faster healing after extraction of teeth in children. Therefore, use of honey can be recommended after minor surgeries in the oral cavity. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Mokhtari I Sanati Sh Abdolahy Z Hosseini Source Type: research

Clinical observation in edaravone treatment for acute cerebral infarction
Conclusion: Edaravone can significantly improve the degree of neurological impairment during acute cerebral infarction, functional movement, and living quality with a definite effect and high safety. Thus, this drug has a good prospect in clinical treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Z Sun Q Xu G Gao M Zhao C Sun Source Type: research

Roles of UGT2B7 C802T gene polymorphism on the efficacy of morphine treatment on cancer pain among the Chinese han population
Conclusion: The polymorphism of UGT2B7 C802T, but not UGT2B7 G221T, has been associated with the efficacy of morphine treatment on cancer pain among Chinese Han population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Ning Y Tao X Hu L Guo J Ni J Hu H Shen Y Chen Source Type: research

Low-level laser therapy in dentistry: Extra-oral applications
AA Nadhreen, NM Alamoudi, HM ElkhodaryNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(10):1313-1318 Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is considered as a recent technique in the dental field. Nowadays, it is used by many clinicians in dentistry. The stimulation of the healing process and pain relief are among its most popular uses. The purpose of this paper is to discuss and review the latest extra-oral applications of LLLT in the dental field. An electronic search of English scientific papers from 2000 to 2018 was accomplished using PubMed and Google Scholar search engines. The following key words were used extra-oral, applica...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Nadhreen NM Alamoudi HM Elkhodary Source Type: research

Erratum: Treatment of class II malocclussion: A comparative study of the effects of twin-block and fatigue resistant device
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(9):1311-1311 (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: research

Management of ocular dystopia and lacrimal pathway obstruction in old multiple midfacial fractures: Case report
V Casalita, Y IrawatiNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(9):1307-1310 Midfacial fracture is discontinuity of the bone affect maxilla, palate, zygomatico-maxillary complex, nasal bones, orbits, nasal-orbital-ethmoid complex, and frontal sinus. Delayed treatment can lead to malunion or nonunion bone. A 28 years old man presented with epiphora of the left eye and upgaze diplopia. There were enophthalmos, hypoglobus of the left eye, flat nasal bridge, and depressed left malar eminence. CT scan examination revealed multiple fractures of left nasal bone, left and right anterolateral wall of maxillary sinuses, left med...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: V Casalita Y Irawati Source Type: research

Salvage local fasciocutaneous flap for T-junction tissue defect in inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty
In this study, we present a case of using a salvaged local, Limberg-like fasciocutaneous flap for tissue defect repair at the T-junction area after the inverted T-scar reduction mammoplasty using an inferior pedicle. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: EC Karadag S Yazar A Altinkaya FB Bengur Source Type: research

Management of neuropathic pain following traumatic brachial plexus injury with neurolysis and oral gabapentin: A case report
AO Adetoye, OI Aaron, EA Orimolade, KA P AdetifaNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(9):1301-1303 Neuropathic pain responds poorly to common analgesics that effectively control nociceptive pain because its pathophysiology is different and it is usually associated with co-morbidities such as sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety. Patients with this chronic pain are sometimes left with neurolysis as the last resort. A 65-year-old male multiply-injured retiree presented with disabling pain following traumatic brachial plexus injury sustained from road traffic accident 5 years earlier. Other injuries resolved wit...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AO Adetoye OI Aaron EA Orimolade KA P Adetifa Source Type: research

Giant brunneroma originating from pylorus imitating duodenopancreatic malignancy
N YilmazNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(9):1298-1300 Brunner's gland adenoma is usually asymptomatic and sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and swelling. İt is often confused with duodenal malignancy, which may mislead and the physician about its treatment. We want to present a case of a 40-year-old female with a history of weight loss, vomiting and nausea since six months. İnitial imaging studies that revealed a large mass in the duodenum and endoscopic findings that suggested duodenal invagination. Whipple operation had been recommended to the patient by two different general surgery d...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: N Yilmaz Source Type: research

Prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Conclusions: PAL is the most common complication associated with PSP surgeries. Although several factors may affect PAL development, no definite conclusion could be drawn concerning the investigated risk factors. We believe that similar studies may contribute to the care of this rare patient population. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Ö Kavurmaci TI Akcam AG Ergonul U Cagirici A Cakan Source Type: research

Appraisal of willingness to vaccinate daughters with human papilloma virus vaccine and cervical cancer screening uptake among mothers of adolescent students in Abakaliki, Nigeria
Conclusion: Most of the mothers were willing to vaccinate their daughters with HPV vaccine, but they lack awareness and the financial resources for the access. There is an urgent need for vigorous enlightenment campaigns on HPV vaccine and cervical cancer screening. Adding HPV vaccine in the routine immunization program will improve universal access and address financial concerns. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: BN Azuogu CD Umeokonkwo VC Azuogu OE Onwe IN Okedo-Alex CC Egbuji Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of medication adherence rating scale (MARS) among Nigerian patients with schizophrenia
Conclusion: This study supports the internal consistency, test--retest reliability, and constructs validity of the MARS. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Sowunmi PO Onifade Source Type: research

Finite element analysis on the hollow porous design at the proximal end of cementless femoral prosthesis stem
Conclusion: The position and direction of hollow holes influenced the conducting force in holes but had no influence on stress values of femoral inner walls. Prostheses with one 45° hole trepanned on the lateral plane of proximal prostheses presented best in elevating conducting force. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S He J Zhu J Zhao Source Type: research

Paraneoplastic syndromes and oncological outcomes in renal cancer
Conclusion: Among the PNS, only Stauffer's syndrome was significantly associated with poor outcome. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SO Ikuerowo OO Ojewuyi OA Omisanjo AA Abolarinwa MJ Bioku AF Doherty Source Type: research

Ponseti clubfoot management method: Initial experience with 273 clubfeet treated in a clubfoot clinic of a Nigerian regional orthopedic hospital
Conclusion: Ponseti clubfoot management technique alone is very effective in most cases of clubfoot in our setting. Late presentation of patients and foot abduction brace related challenges observed call for a policy response aimed at educating the public on the importance of early presentation and improving the use of foot abduction brace. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Lasebikan IA Anikwe NO Onyemaechi ED Chukwujindu CU Nwadinigwe NI Omoke Source Type: research

Assessment of knowledge level about acquired immune deficiency syndrome and patient approaches of dental students
Conclusion: As the grade level increases, the knowledge about HIV/AIDS raises portraying a relevant approach to patients with AIDS. Comprehensive training and motivation for improving dentistry students' awareness against HIV-positive patients will also improve knowledge and attitudes of the students that enable them to take better care of HIV-positive patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Keser N G & #246;c & #252;nc & #252; FN Pekiner Source Type: research

Evaluation of the use of PEEK material in implant-supported fixed restorations by finite element analysis
Conclusions: The stress on the implant system can be changed through the usage of different prosthetic materials. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Tekin Y De & #287;er F Demirci Source Type: research

Pattern of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among primary school children in Ile-Ife, South-West, Nigeria
Conclusion: ADHD prevalence of 4.7% was found among the children in Ile-Ife. Assessment of children for ADHD was done by parents at home and teachers in the school with DBDRS. The inattentive subtype was the most common and the hyperactive subtype was the least seen in the study. Early diagnosis and treatment of this disorder will bring better outcome in the children. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: OJ Oke SB Oseni EA Adejuyigbe SK Mosaku Source Type: research

Do separated instruments affect pH levels when using calcium hydroxide as intracanal dressing ?
Conclusions: Separated instrument may affect the rise in periapical pH level when using CH as the intracanal dressing. Therefore, 4 mm of separated instrument in the apical third showed a significant effect. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: BC Ç anak ç i R Sungur & #214; Er Source Type: research

ICU-acquired weakness: A multicentre survey of knowledge among ICU clinicians in South-Western Nigeria
Conclusion: Though awareness about Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) among clinicians in teaching hospitals in the Southwestern Nigeria is high, but knowledge about diagnosis and classification is low. This highlights the need for specialized training of ICU clinicians about ICUAW to enhance prevention and early detection. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Akinremi OA Erinle TK Hamzat Source Type: research