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Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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A Ünal, Ç Gülsen, F Altuğ
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March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256499/portal-venous-thrombosis-developing-after-torsion-of-a-wandering-spleen
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Ö Yilmaz, R Kiziltan, N Almali, A Aras
Torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare disease. The symptoms and signs of this condition are only present when the splenic pedicle torts. The etiological factors are the congenital absence of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal anatomic position, or the relaxation of these ligaments resulting from conditions like trauma and abdominal surgery. We aimed to present a rare case with torsion of wandering spleen that consequently developed thrombosis of portal vein and its branches, taking into consideration the relevant literature...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256498/iliacus-abscess-with-radiculopathy-mimicking-herniated-nucleus-pulposus-additional-diagnostic-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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D H Kim, S H Woo, W J Lee
An iliacus abscess is an extremely rare cause of low back pain. With an iliacus abscess, the classical signs seen with a psoas abscess are frequently absent. Therefore, a timely diagnosis at the initial visit is difficult and inadequate treatment usually results in high mortality. Here, we report the case of 19-year-old man who presented with acute low back pain with radiculopathy and was ultimately diagnosed with an iliacus muscle abscess.
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256497/a-retroperitoneal-extra-renal-wilms-tumour-a-case-report
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S Wabada, A S Abubakar, A I Adamu, A Kabir, L B Gana
Wilms' tumour originates predominantly in the renal tissue; in rare cases it can also arise from extra-renal sites accounting for 0.5-1% of cases of Wilms' tumours seen. A diagnosis of extra-renal Wilms' cannot be easily established with clinical and radiological features except when the histological facts are provided. Wilms' tumours arising from extra-renal sites may not be different in clinical features, protocol of treatment and outcome from a typical intra renal Wilms' tumour. A 2-year-old boy presented with an asymptomatic abdominal swelling for 3 months...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256496/diagnostic-methods-for-dental-caries-used-by-private-dental-practitioners-in-ankara
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U K Vural, S Gökalp
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the preference profiles of various types of diagnostic tools and methods used by private dental practitioners in Ankara for detecting dental caries. METHODS: Private dental practitioners, in five districts of Ankara, were provided with questionnaires comprising demographic characteristics, possession of dental imaging systems, and methods used for caries diagnosis. The questionnaires were retrieved after 1-3 visits. Of 722 questionnaires, 371 were returned...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256495/the-evaluation-of-renal-parenchymal-scarring-using-static-renal-scintigraphy-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-operations
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S Yalcinkaya, N Ates, M Yuksel, E Islamoglu, H Tokgoz, E U Ates, A Yildız, S Yilmaz, M Savas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether operative techniques and other variables related to patient and renal stone characteristics affect potential renal parenchymal damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 64 patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy operations (PCNL). Data of the operated renal units, renal stone burden, route and number of entries, dilation techniques, duration of surgery, preoperative and postoperative glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and relative dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) uptakes, as well as the changes in hemoglobin values, were recorded and analyzed for all patients...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256494/total-knee-replacement-in-a-resource-constrained-environment-a-preliminary-report
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U E Anyaehie, G O Eyichukwu, C U Nwadinigwe
INTRODUCTION: Total knee replacement surgery is relatively new in Nigeria and available in few centres only. It has been evolving at a slow pace because of the lack of facilities, structures and adequate surgical expertise alongside patient ignorance and poverty. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the cases done in a resource constrained institution in Nigeria and report the short term outcomes. METHODOLOGY: All the patients that were booked for Total knee replacement, using same prosthesis over a 40 month period, were recruited into the study...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256493/the-effect-of-nonsurgical-periodontal-treatment-on-serum-and-gingival-crevicular-fluid-markers-in-patients-with-atherosclerosis
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A S Ertugrul, A Bozoglan, M Taspınar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare patients with atherosclerosis and chronic periodontitis and patients who are systemically healthy and chronic periodontitis using alteration of adrenomedullin (ADM), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 28 (CCL-28), white blood cell levels, platelet levels, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, creatinine, and fibrinogen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 40 patients were involved in study; a test group of 20 patients with atherosclerosis-chronic periodontitis and a control group of 20 patients who were nonatherosclerosis-chronic periodontitis...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256492/evaluation-of-candida-albicans-biofilm-formation-on-various-dental-restorative-material-surfaces
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N Beldüz, A Kamburoğlu, Y Yılmaz, I Tosun, M Beldüz, C Kara
AIMS: Candida adhesion to any oral substrata is the first and essential stage in forming a pathogenic fungal biofilm. In general, yeast cells have remarkable potential to adhere to host surfaces, such as teeth or mucosa, and to artificial, nonbiological surfaces, such as restorative dental materials. This study compared the susceptibility of six dental restorative materials to Candida albicans adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cylindrical samples of each material were made according to the manufacturersa instructions...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256491/radiographic-findings-of-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-comparison-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-panoramic-radiography
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A Demir, F N Pekiner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess radiographic findings of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) and to evaluate the efficiency of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and panoramic radiography (PR) by comparing with each other. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 46 patients treated with bisphosphonates for at least 1 to 10 years were retrospectively examined. 27 patients were selected for study group. The first inclusion criteria was an available CBCT or PR...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256490/retinal-imaging-with-smartphone
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D S Ademola-Popoola, V A Olatunji
BACKGROUND: The use of smartphones for various purposes among health professionals is increasing, especially with the availability of different applications. On account of cost, fundus cameras are not readily available in ophthalmic practice in developing countries. Since smartphones are readily available, easy to use and portable, they may present a cheap alternative in a resource-limited economy. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: to explore the use of smartphone (Blackberry Z-10) for retinal imaging in a resource-limited economy...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256489/outcome-of-strabismus-surgery-by-nonadjustable-suture-among-adults-attending-a-university-hospital-of-saudi-arabia
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F A Al-Wadaani
OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome and safety of surgical treatment of Saudi adult patients with strabismus by nonadjustable suture and to evaluate the prevalence of diplopia and binocularity after strabismus correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of 96 patients above the age of 16-years old with strabismus seen at the King Fahd Hospital of the King Faisal University (KFUH) from July 1st, 2000 to June 30th, 2007 who were underwent strabismus correction surgery...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256488/effects-of-seven-different-irrigation-techniques-on-debris-and-the-smear-layer-a-scanning-electron-microscopy-study
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M Yilmaz, S Yılmaz, A Dumanı, C Kuden, O Yoldas
AIM: Conventional manual irrigation with a syringe and needle remains widely accepted technique in the irrigation procedures. However, its flushing action has some limitations. Currently, several techniques and systems are available and reported to improve the insufficiency of syringe irrigation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 7 different irrigation techniques compared to standard irrigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Straight roots from 80 extracted human maxillary central incisors were collected, and root canals were instrumented with K-files up to apical size 50...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256487/macrosomic-births-in-abuja-a-case-control-study-of-predisposing-factors-and-early-neonatal-outcome
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R N Akindele, L I Audu, O A Mokuolu
BACKGROUND: Although research has shown that having a macrosomic fetus could be predictive of a negative pregnancy outcome, the factors that control its incidence and the outcome of delivery management have been less well characterized in Africa. The aim of this study was to identify specific predispositions and the factors that influence the early neonatal outcome of macrosomic infants in Abuja. METHODS: Data from 120 mother and macrosomic (weighing ≥4000 g) newborn pairs, and an equal number of mother and normal weight (2500-3999 g) matched controls, delivered over a 5-month period at three large hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria, were analyzed...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256486/the-prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-associated-factors-among-patients-admitted-at-princess-marina-hospital-gaborone-botswana
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G M Rwegerera, M Bayani, E K Taolo, D Habte
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health problem worldwide. Due to the asymptomatic nature of CKD during earlier stages, patients tend to present late, missing opportunities for prevention. AIMS: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and assess the risk factors associated with CKD in patients admitted at Princes Marina Hospital. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Hospital inpatient setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case-matched comparison study was done involving 86 cases and 86 matches by gender and age (± 5 years) from March 21, 2014, to May 31, 2014...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256485/evaluation-of-various-filling-techniques-in-distal-canals-of-mandibular-molars-instrumented-with-different-single-file-nickel-titanium-systems
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A Dumani, S Yilmaz, O Yoldas, C Kuden
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of various filling techniques in distal canals of mandibular molars instrumented with different single-file nickel-titanium (NiTi) systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 150 distal roots of mandibular molar teeth were randomly assigned into three main groups and instrumented by using Reciproc (VDW, Munich, Germany), WaveOne (Dentsply Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA), or One Shape (MicroMega, Besancon, France) NiTi file systems...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256484/cecal-intubation-rate-during-colonoscopy-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-west-nigeria-how-frequent-and-what-affects-completion-rate
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A Akere, K O Akande
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is useful in the diagnosis, treatment of colorectal diseases, and for colorectal cancer screening program. Complete colonoscopy is therefore crucial for the success of any screening program. One important measure of the quality of colonoscopy is the cecal intubation rate (CIR). AIM: This was to assess the CIR at our endoscopy unit and evaluate the factors responsible for uncompleted cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study at the endoscopy unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256483/psychosocial-factors-predicting-severity-of-depression-among-treatment-seeking-hiv-aids-patients-a-multi-site-nigerian-study
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B O Olley, K O Adebayo, M J Ogunde, A Ishola, A P Ogar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depression as major psychological sequelea of the HIV/AIDS infection has continued to attract investigation. With few studies in Nigeria, it is unclear whether levels of perceived stigma, sexual risk behaviors, and anticipated discrimination are differentially associated with severity of depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study using a multivariate design investigated the role of stigma, anticipated discrimination, self-esteem, HIV-related factors (e...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256482/the-antifungal-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-silver-containing-denture-base-material
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A Kurt, G Erkose-Genc, M Uzun, Z Emrence, D Ustek, G Isik-Ozkol
OBJECTIVE: Denture base materials are susceptible to fungal adhesion, which is an important etiological issue in the pathogenesis of denture stomatitis. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the antifungal activity and cytotoxicity of denture base material containing silver microparticles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) denture base material was used, and silver microparticles were added to the polymer powder in different concentrations by volume (0%, 0...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256481/spectrum-and-outcome-of-neonatal-emergencies-seen-in-a-free-health-care-program-in-south-western-nigeria
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M T Abiodun, R O Oluwafemi
BACKGROUND: Neonatal emergencies contribute significantly to under-five morbidity and mortality in developing countries, partly due to poverty and limited access to quality healthcare in rural communities. AIMS: The aim is to evaluate the spectrum, outcome, case fatality rates (CFRs), and prognostic factors of neonatal emergencies seen in the two free health-care facilities in Ondo State. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study of neonatal emergencies...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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