Is there an association between COVID-19 mortality and Human development index? The case study of Nigeria and some selected countries
We assessed Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of COVID-19 as an indicator to situate the performance of Nigeria relative to other selected countries. We obtained case fatality rates of different countries from data set... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - May 21, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Sanyaolu Alani Ameye, Temitope Olumuyiwa Ojo, Tajudin Adesegun Adetunji and Michael Olusesan Awoleye Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Predictive Analytics Using Machine Learning to Identify ART Clients at Health System Level at Greatest Risk of Treatment Interruption in Mozambique and Nigeria
Conclusions: Machine-learned models outperformed current classification techniques and showed potential to better direct health worker resources toward patients at greatest risk of LTFU. Moreover, models performed equally across sex and age groups, supporting the model's generalizability and wider application. (Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes)
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Implementation Science Source Type: research

Bypassing shortages of personal protective equipment in low-income settings using local production and open source tools
by Royhaan Folarin, Mahmoud Bukar Maina, Abisola Akinbo, Tamramat Iyabo Runsewe-Abiodun, Omobola Ogundahunsi, Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji, Andre Maia Chagas Free and open-source hardware, 3D printing, and the use of locally sourced materials can be valuable tools for local problem solving, as proven by the production of more than 400 reusable face shields and masks in a Nigerian community to bypass PPE shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free and open-source hardware, 3D printing and the use of locally sourced materials are valuable tools for local problem solving. This Community Page describes how PPE supply chain probl...
Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - May 20, 2022 Category: Biology Authors: Royhaan Folarin Source Type: research

Correspondence: Nigeria: A Country in Need of a Standard Drink Measure and Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 May;83(3):450-451.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35590186 (Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs)
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - May 19, 2022 Category: Addiction Authors: Ogochukwu W Odeigah Robert Patton Emeka W Dumbili Source Type: research

Clinical and morphological evaluation of permanent first molars in Turkey
Conclusions: Despite the limitations of the study, we can conclude that the patients with deep pit-fissure morphology are more susceptible to caries development and plaque accumulation than the patients with shallow and intermediate type pit and fissure morphology. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: G Kilinc M Cetin FU E Ertun & #231; AA Atesci Source Type: research

Neck Muscles & #39; Responses to Cradle, Cross-cradle and Football Breastfeeding Hold Positions in Nursing Mothers: A Preliminary Study
Conclusion: The breastfeeding hold position adopted during BF tasks may not be a determinant of BFNP in nursing mothers. Further studies to ascertain the biomechanical implications of the utilized BF holds are recommended. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: CP Ojukwu CG Okpoko IT Ikele IJ Ilo SS Ede NE Anekwu AJ Okemuo EM Anekwu SU Ugwu CN Ikele Source Type: research

Ocular biometry characteristics and its relationship with age, gender, spherical equivalent in Turkish children
Conclusion: While AL in children in late schooler group is higher than European countries, it shows similar characteristics in early schooler group. In addition AL is lower in all age groups than Asian population sexcept preschooler group. With age AL increases, SE decreases and AL plays a key role in refractive development. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: O Dayi E Bulut M Karadag H Bulut Source Type: research

An investigation of the relationship between the functional status of the individuals with knee osteoarthritis and their quality of life
Conclusions: As the functional status of individuals improves, the quality of life increases too. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: L Adiguzel D Kilic Source Type: research

Evaluation of IL-17A expressions in high-grade glial tumors receiving radiotherapy
Conclusion: As compared to the period before radiotherapy, IL-17A levels tend to decrease in the period of acute and chronic phases of radiotherapy in all patient groups. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: F Karaca S Keskin S Mentes AI Okten G Cavus A Arslan CU Afsar F Koksal Source Type: research

Peer-Assisted skills learning in structured undergraduate medical curriculum: An experiential perspective of tutors and tutees
Conclusion: Considering peer assisted learning (PAL)'s positive responses from this study, the adoption of PAL has been started to be used as a supplementary teaching method for the clinical skills training at the Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University. PAL is considered a successful education model since it is cost-efficient for undergraduate medical training and improves the professional skills of both teacher and learner students. It can be availed of as an alternative method in medical faculties where especially the number of academic members is insufficient. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: MO Aydin IM Kafa G Ozkaya Z Alper S Haque Source Type: research

Comparison of long-term results of obliterative colpocleisis and reconstructive vaginal surgery including sacrospinous ligament fixation in patients with total genital prolapse
Conclusion: Le Fort operation could be the intervention of choice in sexually inactive elderly patients with stage 3 or 4 pelvic organ prolapse. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: E Agacayak M Bulut N Peker R Gunduz SY Tunc MS Evsen T Gul Source Type: research

Development and cross-cultural adaptation of the vestibular disorders activities of daily living scale in the kannada language and testing its psychometric properties
Conclusion: The English version of VADL was successfully translated and adapted into the Kannada language. VADL-K is a valid and reliable measure for patients with vestibular disorders in the state of Karnataka to report their functional performance. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: VK Rao JS Tedla DR Sangadala RS Reddy VN Kakaraparthi K Gular Source Type: research

Resuscitation of preterm infants in Nigeria & #8211; A national survey on practice
Conclusion: Our survey revealed considerable variation in resuscitation practices amongst different neonatal care providers. Having a framework that will formulate and publish a national guideline based on factors like local survival rates, societal norms, and resources and ensuring that it is adopted by all NICUs will generate greater consistency of care. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: ME Aso A Sharma K Iloh Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic and emergency remote education practices: Effects on dentistry students
Conclusions: The emergency online remote education practices during the COVID-19 pandemic caused anxiety in dentistry students. It is expected that only distance education practices would be insufficient, and blended education models consisting of distance and face-to-face practices should be implemented. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - May 19, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: ME Toprak SK Tunc Source Type: research