The relationship between 25 hydroxy Vitamin D3 and thyroid antibodies with thyroid benign-malign neoplasms
Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency or thyroid autoantibodies did not have any significant effect on thyroid malignancies or metastatic disease separately or together. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yildiz O Ekinci R Ucler Source Type: research

Sleep habits and related factors in kindergarten children
Conclusions: In terms of sleep hygiene, the vast majority of the children slept in a bright environment, and there were electronic appliances in the room. Common infant-transition-to-sleep practices observed were wrapping their arms and swaddling them. In our point of view, awareness training for parents about the subject will support sleep hygiene practices. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Durduran S Pekcan B & #199;olpan Source Type: research

Oral health & #8211;related quality of life of patients undergoing different treatment of facial fractures: The OHIP-14 questionnaire
Conclusion: During the immediate posttraumatic period, the quality of life is poorer in patients who have undergone transcutaneous approach. There are no differences in the quality of life 1 month or 3 months after the injury.Discussion: Assessment of complaints in the first days after the injury shows statistically significant differences across various therapeutical methods in variables such as pain, discomfort when eating certain foods, aesthetic appeal, nervousness, and relaxation. There is not sufficient evidence related to the differences in these outcomes regarding different surgical approaches for facial fractures....
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Boljevic B Vukcevic S Pajic Z Pesic Source Type: research

A clinicopathological study of upper aerodigestive tract cancers
Conclusion: Studies are essential for education and awareness aimed at reducing exposure to habit-forming substances. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Kaur M Singh M Kaur B Singh RK Gupta Source Type: research

Effect of Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels on the coronary slow-flow phenomenon
Conclusion: The study failed to demonstrate a relationship between serum parathyroid hormone level and CSF. However, a weak negative correlation was found between vitamin D level and TFC of the right coronary artery. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: B Kalayci T Karaba & #287; S Kalayc & #305; YT Erten F K & #246;kt & #252;rk Source Type: research

The correlation of computed tomography in the evaluation of septoplasty patients
Conclusion: The sectional areas of nasal tomography images may show different values. However, it is still difficult to say that the clinical application of tomography images could be used as one of the indication criteria for the septoplasty procedure. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Yazici HC Er Source Type: research

Potential effects of advanced platelet rich fibrin as a wound-healing accelerator in the management of alveolar osteitis: A randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: The results show that A-PRF+ might represent an improved and accelerating therapeutic development for hard and soft tissue healing in management of alveolar osteitis that is also effective in reducing pain. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Y ü ce N K ö merik Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in people with chronic diseases managed in a low-resource setting & #8211; A study from South East Nigeria
Conclusion: Majority of the patients living with chronic medical diseases in Enugu, Nigeria were poor, vulnerable, and without access to health insurance. People living HIV generally had better quality life than those with other health conditions. There is a huge unmet need for people living with chronic medical conditions in Nigeria, which require strategies to counteract. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: UN Ijoma NN Unaogu TI Onyeka CB Nwatu CL Onyekonwu IO Onwuekwe F Ugwumba RC Nwutobo CV Nwachukwu Source Type: research

Does obstructive sleep apnea affect oral and periodontal health in children with down syndrome ? A preliminary study
Conclusion: OSA is an important problem for DS and may affect oral health negatively. Based on our findings, OSA can be associated with impaired gingival health in DS children and close follow-up may be necessary for this group. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: MA Durhan OB Agrali E Kiyan N Bas Ikizoglu R Ersu I Tanboga Source Type: research

A case of transient diplopia and ophthalmoplegia following dental anesthesia
L Seres, G Petho, Z Peto, T PetoNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(8):1172-1174 Dental anesthesia is one of the most frequently performed medical procedures. Although the frequency of ocular complications is extremely low, these reactions can be highly alarming and may bring up medicolegal issues when they do occur. Dentists and oral surgeons should be well-informed of these adverse reactions and should be aware that both ophthalmologists and emergency physicians might be required to care for these patients. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Seres G Petho Z Peto T Peto Source Type: research

Coexistence of phylloides tumour and invasive ductal cancer in the breast
We present in this article, a 42-year-old female patient with an invasive ductal carcinoma inside a phylloides tumor in the same breast. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Bozkurt IB Karakaya E Aktas O Irkorucu Source Type: research

Osmotic demyelination syndrome following acute kidney injury with hypernatremia
In this report, we discuss the case and literature review of a 45-year-old female with sepsis, acute kidney injury, and spontaneous hypernatremia who developed ODS but responded to therapy with high dose steroids, antibiotics, and supportive care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NH Alkali YB Jibrin JA Dunga A Abdu Source Type: research

Congenital segmental emphysema in an adult patient
A GulsenNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(8):1163-1165 Congenital segmental emphysema (CSE) is a disease characterized by severe hyperinflation of a specific segment of the lung without any intrinsic or extrinsic compression. It is most commonly observed in neonates and young children with acute respiratory distress. It is usually unilateral, and the left upper lobe of the lung is most often affected. Rarely, patients may remain asymptomatic until they are older and, therefore, may be diagnosed later. Cases unexplained until adulthood are sometimes detected incidentally as single-sided hyperinflation on a ches...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Gulsen Source Type: research

A long-term clinical study on individuals with amelogenesis imperfecta
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and interventions considering the time-varying conditions with long-term follow-ups provide significant improvements in clinical maintenance of patients with AI. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: D Ceyhan Z Kirzioglu T Emek Source Type: research

Influence of demograph & #305;c factors on perce & #305;ved soc & #305;al support among adult cancer patients in Turkey
Conclusion: The study showed that study participants received a high amount of social support. Age, gender, marital status, number of children, and educational status were determined to affect perceived social support. It is recommended to support the patients who do not receive sufficient social. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: T Ozbayir F Gok S Arican BS Koze Y Uslu Source Type: research

Hypertension and its risk factors among male adolescents in intermediate and secondary schools in Sakaka City, Aljouf Region of Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: There is a considerable prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension, among school-going male adolescents. We recommend school-based health education programs and routine screening directed toward the risk factors of noncommunicable diseases like hypertension with special attention to obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: A Bandy MM Qarmush AR Alrwilly AA Albadi AT Alshammari MM Aldawasri Source Type: research

Daily versus twice daily dose of ferrous sulphate supplementation in pregnant women: A randomized clinical trial
Conclusion: Once daily (65 mg elemental iron) ferrous sulphate is as effective as twice daily (130 mg elemental iron) dose regimen in prevention of Anaemia in pregnancy in a developing economy like Nigeria. Once daily dose possesses fewer side effects and guarantees better compliance in this study. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: JA Adaji AY Isah ET Agida T Otu HI Abdullahi Source Type: research

Radiographic assessment of the relationship between root canal treatment quality, coronal restoration quality, and periapical status
Conclusion: The prevelance of apical periodontitis was 40.5% and there was statistically significant relationship between adequate RCT and periapical status. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Tercanli Alkis A Kustarci Source Type: research

Aortic stiffness in patients with wilson & #39;s disease
Conclusion: Aortic stiffness in WD was similar in healthy controls. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AS Gurbuz S Ozturk SC Efe K Demir Source Type: research

A short follow-up of prosthesis-based breast reconstruction using TiLOOP & #174; Bra surgical mesh
Conclusion: This titanium-coated polypropylene mesh showed acceptable complications and could be used safely in prosthesis-based breast reconstruction by stabilizing the implant pocket. Longer follow-up data and more randomized trials are necessary to determine the clinical use of this mesh. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: WX Chen L Cheng LY Xu YL Zhu Source Type: research

Association of sociodemographic factors and emotional intelligence with academic performance in clinical and preclinical dental courses
Conclusion: The finding of the study indicates the influence of family and social factors in the development of EI. The dental students' EI is vital for higher academic performance in clinical courses. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SB Haralur MI Majeed M Afzal S Chaturvedi Source Type: research

The prognostic significance of the risk scores at upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Conclusion: All scoring systems were effective for predicting need for blood transfusion, rebleeding, and death. GBS had more predictive power for transfusion need, PERS and PEBS for rebleeding, and FRS for mortality. PERS, FRS, and FBS were found to be effective in predicting endoscopic treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Y Uysal SB Babus A Kose F Ates S Biricik S Erdogan I Cevik I Toker C Ayrik Source Type: research

Accuracy of CBCT images in the volumetric assessment of residual root canal filling material: Effect of voxel size
Conclusion: CBCT images may provide useful information in the volumetric assessment of the amount of residual filling material in root canals for retreatment procedures. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Yilmaz G Sonmez K Kamburoglu C Koc M Ocak HH Celik Source Type: research

Salmonella Spp. and Shigella Spp. detection via multiplex real-time PCR and discrimination via MALDI-TOF MS in different animal raw milk samples
Conclusion: We found that raw milk samples were not free of Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp. and need to be tested routinely to avoid public health problems. Rapid and reliable real-time PCR method can be developed and used for this purposes instead of slow bacterial culture processes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Demirci A Yigin SK Altun HK Uysal S Saribas BS Kocazeybek Source Type: research

Assessing agreement of hemoglobin and three- fold conversion of hematocrit as methods for detecting anemia in children living in malaria-endemic areas of Calabar, Nigeria
Conclusions: The three-fold hematocrit conversion of hemoglobin estimation is a less reliable method than the measured hemoglobin in anemic children in the study setting. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: OA Oduwole S Ameh EB Esu CM Oringanje JT Meremikwu MM Meremikwu Source Type: research

Prevalence of obesity among adolescents in Eastern Turkey: A cross-sectional study with a review of the local literature
Conclusion: The prevalence of obesity and overweight in adolescents requires the implementation of effective programs to fight this epidemic. Health education targeting peers and their parents, peer education, screening of risk groups, and controlling the sale of unhealthy foods can be some interventions. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Yilmaz EO Calikoglu Z Kosan Source Type: research

Burnout among family physicians in Turkey: A comparison of two different primary care systems
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that physicians working under the family medicine system, a new primary care model, are at greater risk of emotional exhaustion, but that no change has occurred in terms of personal accomplishment or depersonalization, despite this new system. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: Z Kosan A Aras Y Cayir EO Calikoglu Source Type: research

Which men have better attitudes and participation to family planning services ? A study in primary care settings from Northern Turkey
Conclusion: Better participation existed among participants with higher educated spouses, employed spouses, current users of FP, and the better self-perception of communication. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Yilmazel F Cetinkaya M Nacar Z Baykan Source Type: research

Demographic and clinical characteristics of keloids in an urban center in Sub-Sahara Africa
Conclusion: In view of the burden of keloids, early treatment is advised. Unnecessary trauma and extra piercing should be avoided; elective surgeries that are deferrable should be postponed until when necessary. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Belie AO Ugburo BO Mofikoya Source Type: research

Evaluation of cell and DNA damage induced by panoramic radiography
Conclusions: As a result, panoramic radiographs taken during dental diagnosis and treatment cause cytotoxicity and DNA damage in oral mucosal cells. Panoramic radiographs should be applied only when necessary, using an accurate radiographic technique and radioprotection criteria. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: H Cakir Karabas I Ozcan L Turker Sener S Dolek Guler I Albeniz TL Erdem Source Type: research

Maxillary and mandibular all-on-four implant designs: A review
Conclusions: It is necessary to carry out longer-term clinical and laboratory studies to determine long-term success criteria in all-on-four implant designs and to use new ceramic systems. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: R Durkan P Oyar G Deste Source Type: research

Ascher syndrome: A case report
DD Uner, BS IzolNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(7):1029-1031 Ascher syndrome is a disease that is characterized by upper eyelid edema, double lip, and swelling in the thyroid glands whose etiology is unknown, and it is usually seen in young people over the age of 20. Blepharochalasis and double lip are observed in these patients as a result of the recurring lip and upper eyelid edema. The disease is benign and seen in both sexes and all races in about the same amounts. Although this syndrome rarely leads to functional problems, it usually leads to psychological problems in the patients it affects due to the ...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: DD Uner BS Izol Source Type: research

Oral and dental findings in Bardet & #8211;Biedl syndrome: A case report
ED Yalcin, E AraratNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(7):1026-1028 Bardet–Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. This syndrome is associated with 19 genes present, and 80% of the cases are determined as a clinical diagnosis result. A 15-year-old female presented with a complaint of gingival bleeding during brushing. As a result of received detailed history and the intraoral–extraoral examinations; retinal dystrophy, obesity, polydactyly, and renal defects of Caucasian female consistent with BBS were reported. Oral and dental findings were high-arched palate, crowdin...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: ED Yalcin E Ararat Source Type: research

Paget & #8211;Schroetter syndrome in a teenager after throwing firecrackers & #8211; A case report
We report the case of a previously healthy 15-year-old boy who presented with a painful and swollen right arm after throwing firecrackers. Doppler ultrasound showed extensive right subclavian and axillary vein thrombosis. Anticoagulation therapy was started and had favorable evolution. We emphasize that PSS must be included in the differential diagnosis of a swollen arm. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: C Lazea C Asavoaie Source Type: research

Caregivers & #39; knowledge and practice toward pressure ulcer prevention in national orthopedic hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
Conclusion: It was concluded that in-service training, recruitment of more staff and ensuring availability of the necessary equipment are some of the important steps to improve nurses' knowledge and practice regarding prevention of pressure ulcer. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: JA Ingwu AH Nwaordu H Opara OE Israel C Ogbogu Source Type: research

Hand hygiene knowledge, training and practice: A cross-sectional study in a tertiary health institution, North-central Nigeria
Conclusions: The findings in this study suggest that there is sub-optimal HH knowledge, practice and training. It is imperative to improve the HH training and retraining of health care workers with a focus on attendants. Administrative controls and bold signage in healthcare institutions are also recommended. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NY Shehu KI Onyedibe JS Igbanugo MO Okolo SS Gomerep SE Isa DZ Egah Source Type: research

Is there any relationship between clinical parameters and histopathologic features of gallbladder specimens obtained from living liver donors ?
Conclusion: This study is the first to assess GB's volume, dimensions, and bile culture in healthy individuals such as LLDs. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Akbulut U Uylas K Tolan E Samdanci A Araci B Isik S Yologlu S Yilmaz Source Type: research

The postoperat & #305;ve effects of use of trimetazidine before the coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated a positive correlation between postoperative troponin-I levels and DM in the group not administered with trimetazidine. There was no such correlation determined in the group administered with trimetazidine. This result may suggest that DM may increase troponin-I levels in the absence of trimetazidine, and therefore that the drug may be cardioprotective in such cases. Further studies on more extensive patient populations are required to confirm these results. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: M Aksun S Aksun M Kestelli V Kuru HF Tanyeli S Girgin E Damar BE Golboyu N Karahan Source Type: research

EHR health seeking behavior of patients attending eye clinic in Southern Nigeria
Conclusion: There is need for improved eye health education and awareness for prompt presentation to an appropriate eye care professional at the onset of symptoms and even case finding for potentially blinding eye conditions. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: BA Etim AA Ibanga DG Nkanga CT Agweye UA Utam OO Udofia Source Type: research

Evaluating cortico-cancellous ratio using virtual implant planning and its relation with immediate and long-term stability of a dental implant- A CBCT-assisted prospective observational clinical study
Conclusions: Implant stability is improved with greater CCR. Cortical bone seems to be crucial factor for immediate and long-term stability of a dental implant. Virtual planning using CT can assess implant stability. Further histological studies are required to confirm the relation between CCR and implant stability. The escalating demand of the implant treatment in the dental practice necessitates measuring the several predictors of procedure success. This study introduces a novel predictor (CCR) around virtual implant for detecting the immediate and long-term stability of a dental implant. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: S Talluri SK Vaddamanu V Apparaju R Vyas S Ahuja MA Kanji Source Type: research

Three-dimensional bone grafting in dental implantology using autogenous bone ring transplant: Clinical outcomes of a one-stage technique
Conclusion: This technique showed promising and advantageous results, and thus, could be an alternative treatment to other autogenous graft techniques, particularly for defective sockets. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: MO Yuce E Adali G Turk G Isik T Gunbay Source Type: research

Auto tricycle injuries and the vulnerability of occupants and pedestrians in a developing Country: A multi-center study
Conclusion: In Nigeria, auto tricycle has come to stay as a means of public transport and vulnerable road users are not immune to auto tricycle related injuries and its associated morbidity and mortality. This calls for preventive strategies, based on the findings in this study, which may curb the menace of auto tricycle crash and resultant injuries. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NI Omoke OA Lasebikan NO Onyemaechi N Ajali Source Type: research

The evaluation of microleakage and fluoride release of different types of glass ionomer cements
Conclusions: In terms of microleakage, it was concluded that all materials could be used in clinical applications. The Equia high-viscosity glass ionomer cements (HVGIC) was determined to be the material with the highest fluoride release value. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Bahsi S Sagmak B Dayi O Cellik Z Akkus Source Type: research

Radiographic evaluation and determination of hypercementosis patterns in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia: A retrospective cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Hypercementosis observed in 9.8% of female patients attending TUDCH which was primarily unilateral and prominently confined to the mandibular teeth roots. The complication of teeth extraction among female patients in Almadinah region should be anticipated. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SA Elsayed Y Ayed AB Alolayan LM Farghal S Kassim Source Type: research

Correlation of sonographic inferior vena cava and aorta diameter ratio with dehydration in Nigerian children
Conclusion: IADR is sensitive and specific for assessing moderate and severe dehydration in Nigerian children. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: AA Adewumi KT Braimoh OA M Adesiyun HT Ololu-Zubair BM Idowu Source Type: research

Effects of early oral feeding versus delayed feeding on gastrointestinal function of post-caesarean section women in a tertiary hospital in Enugu, Nigeria: A randomized controlled trial
SG Mba, CC Dim, HE Onah, HU Ezegwui, CA IyokeNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2019 22(7):943-949 Background: Initiation of oral intake after caesarean delivery influences return of bowel function, ambulation of patients, and time to recover from surgery. Aims: To assess the effect of early versus delayed initiation of oral feeding after caesarean delivery on gastrointestinal function, pace of recovery, and maternal satisfaction at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu. Settings and Design: This was a randomized controlled study of women who had caesarean delivery from December 2012 to September 2013 a...
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: SG Mba CC Dim HE Onah HU Ezegwui CA Iyoke Source Type: research

Effects of first permanent molar extract & #305;on on space changes observed in the dental arch using data mining method
Conclusion: In patients who had the FPMs extracted before the eruption of the SPM, it is important with regards to the patients' comfort and health to review the patient regularly and to determine any need for orthodontic treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Serindere B Bolgul T Parlar A Cosgun Source Type: research

Hepatitis B surface antigenemia in two rural communities in Enugu, Nigeria
Conclusion: There is need to increase hepatitis B surveillance in rural communities to reduce transmission and institute early treatment. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: IA Meka OD Onodugo O Obienu J Okite Source Type: research

Comparison of warm vertical compaction and cold lateral condensation of & #945;, & #946; gutta-percha and resilon on apically extruded debris during retreatment
Conclusions: In the retreatment procedure, the amount of apically extruded debris and retreatment duration were dependent on the type of obturation material and technique used. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: BC Canakci R Sungur O Er Source Type: research

Pattern of renal diseases in children attending paediatric nephrology clinic of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Conclusions: Our data reflects a high burden of renal diseases among children in our environment, and also reflects variations in regional patterns. The need for improvement of pediatric renal services and training of health workers in early detection and treatment of these conditions cannot be overemphasized. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: PN Obiagwu AS Lugga AA Abubakar Source Type: research