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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406136/pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-case-with-diabetes-insipidus-and-tuberculosis
#1
E Ugurlu, G Altinisik, U Aydogmus, F Bir
A 19-year-old male patient was observed due to having central diabetes insipidus (DI) for five years. He had a history of smoking 5-10 cigarettes a day for two years, but stopped smoking from the last month. The computerized tomography revealed thin-walled cystic lesions in different sizes more dominantly in the upper lobes and consolidated areas in the left upper and lower lobes. The wedge resection from the right lower lobe revealed pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis. Follow-up acid-fast bacteria (AFB) examinations revealed (+++) and antituberculous treatment was started...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406135/sliding-malar-bone-augmentation-technique-with-a-high-le-fort-i-surgically-assisted-rapid-maxillary-expansion
#2
G Dergin, P Aktop, S Biren, S Aktop
The purpose of this report is to evaluate the effectiveness of a high Le Fort I osteotomy design, including the malar bones, which allows segment sliding over the zygoma and forces the osteotomized segment to move forward with distraction. Two patients (male, 23-and 30-year-old) with malar deficiency underwent high Le Fort I osteotomy and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion procedure was followed. Records were taken before and 6 months after surgery for comparison, including intra and extra oral photographs and three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406134/tracheobroncopathia-osteochondroplastica-three-case-reports-with-literature-review
#3
T Aktas, F Aktas, Z Ozmen, N Yaşayancan, A Arıcı
Tracheobroncopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a benign disease of the large airways seen very rarely. It is characterized by 1-3 mm sized ossified nodular lesions in submucosa. Its etiology is unclear, but it is stated that malignancy, chronic inflammation, amyloidosis, and genetic factors might have an effect on it. It was first described by Wilks in a 38-year-old man diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1857. Generally, patients are asymptomatic and TO is diagnosed incidentally. But symptoms become significant with infections and obstruction in tracheabronchial tree...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406133/knowledge-and-awareness-of-breast-cancer-among-rural-women-in-umuowa-orlu-local-government-area-imo-state-south-east-nigeria
#4
A Nwaneri, E O Osuala, P U Okpala, A C Emesowum, P Iheanacho
BACKGROUND: Many women with breast cancer present at the health institutions with advanced multiple nodal involvements have poor prognostic outcome. Knowledge and awareness of breast cancer may promote health-seeking behavior, thus early diagnosis and increased survival rate of breast cancer cases. The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of women on breast self-examination (BSE) in Umuowa, which would guide future intervention program on breast cancer prevention and control in the community...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406132/role-of-tolterodine-in-the-management-of-postoperative-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-findings-in-a-nigerian-teaching-hospital
#5
K H Tijani, N O Akanmu, J O Olatosi, R W Ojewola
BACKGROUND: Patient discomfort secondary to an indwelling urethral catheter in the post operative period can be very distressing. These symptoms resemble the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. Muscarinic receptor blockers have been successful in the management of OAB. However, information on the use of these drugs in the management of the postoperative catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) in sub-Saharan Africa is still relatively sparse. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of preoperative oral tolterodine in the management of CRBD in surgical patients in the immediate postoperative period...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406131/sleep-health-of-healthcare-workers-in-kano-nigeria
#6
E S Kolo, A O Ahmed, A Hamisu, A Ajiya, B I Akhiwu
BACKGROUND: The relevance of sleep in the life of a human being cannot be overemphasized in terms of physical and mental well-being. Among several factors that can affect the sleep health of an individual occupation have been found to play a prominent role. The literature is still scanty with regard to sleep studies in our environment. AIM: This study aims to assess the sleep health of tertiary healthcare workers in Kano Nigeria and find, if any, its determining or related factors...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406130/is-the-periodontal-status-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-psoriasis
#7
G Sarac, Y Kapicioglu, S Cayli, A Altas, S Yologlu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis is a common, chronic, inflammatory, and hyperproliperative skin disease. It has been known that the infectious agents play a role in triggering and exacerbation of the disease. Periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory gum diseases initiated by microorganisms in dental plaques. This study intended to determine the role of periodontal diseases, as chronic infective foci in psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 76 patients, who applied to Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, İnönü University, diagnosed as psoriasis and a control group consisting of 76 dermatologic patients without any systemic disease at similar age and gender were included the study...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406129/prevention-of-alveolar-osteitis-after-third-molar-surgery-comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-warm-saline-and-chlorhexidine-mouth-rinses
#8
O D Osunde, C E Anyanechi, G O Bassey
BACKGROUND: Chlorhexidine mouth rinses have a proven efficacy for the prevention of alveolar osteitis after third molar surgery. This study compares the efficacy of warm saline rinse, a component of postextraction instructions, with that of chlorhexidine in our institution over a period of 2 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Apparently healthy patients who were referred to the Oral Surgery Clinic of our institution, with an indication for surgical extraction of lower third molar were prospectively, consecutively, and uniformly randomized into warm saline and chlorhexidine groups...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406128/variations-in-the-%C3%AE-globin-genes-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-patients-in-zaria-northwestern-nigeria
#9
S Awwalu, A I Mamman, A Hassan, L G Dogara, A D Waziri, S M Aminu, A U Musa, H Bello-Manga
CONTEXT: Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is a genetic disorder with a life-long disability, which is of public health importance. The diversity in its clinico-pathologic and laboratory presentations may be due to the interplay between additional genetic differences and environmental factors. The genetic factors may be within the β-globin gene itself, the β-globin gene cluster or elsewhere in the genome. AIM: To characterize the β-globin gene for variations associated with the Sickle Cell mutation...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406127/masticatory-efficiency-of-shortened-dental-arch-subjects-with-removable-partial-denture-a-comparative-study
#10
J O Omo, M A Sede, T A Esan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the masticatory efficiency in subjects with shortened dental arch (SDA) before and after restoration with removable partial denture (RPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study carried out on 36 consecutive patients. The subjects were asked to chew 5 g of a measured portion of fresh raw carrot for 20 specified numbers of strokes. The raw carrot was recovered into a cup and strained through a standard mesh sieve of 5 mm by 1 mm, it was air dried for 30 min and weighed with FEM digital series weighing scale...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406126/correlation-between-international-prostate-symptom-score-and-uroflowmetry-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#11
C K Oranusi, A E Nwofor, O Mbonu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between severity of symptoms using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and uroflowmetry in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms-benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS-BPH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively collected data from 51 consecutive men, who presented with LUTS-BPH at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria, from January 2012 through December, 2014. Symptom severity was assessed using the self-administered IPSS questionnaire...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406125/effect-of-rosuvastatin-on-dyslipidemia-and-other-parameters-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-saudi-patients
#12
M M Rafeeq, H S Habib, Has Murad, M A Gari, Z J Gazzaz
CONTEXT: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a constellation of metabolic irregularities consisting of dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia, chronic inflammatory, and hypercoagulable state predisposing to diabetes and cardiovascular events. Statins are first-line drugs to treat the associated atherogenic dyslipidemia. AIM: Effect of rosuvastatin on MS in Saudi patients was studied. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective, open label, randomized clinical study...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406124/comparison-of-patients-with-and-without-intellectual-disability-under-general-anesthesia-a-retrospective-study
#13
T Sitilci, S Demirgan, C Akcay, N Kahraman, B G Koseoglu, M A Erdem, A B Cankaya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We analyzed and retrospectively compared patients with and without intellectual disability (ID) who underwent oral surgery under general anesthesia at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of General Anesthesia, between October 2012 and June 2013 with regard to the following categories: Demographic features, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, Mallampati score, type of anesthetic drug used during the operation, type of intubation used, any difficulties with tracheal intubation, presence of systemic diseases, and recovery times after ending general anesthesia...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406123/utilization-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-and-galectin-3-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebral-infarction-patients-with-normal-cranial-tomography
#14
E Ekingen, M Yilmaz, M Yildiz, M Atescelik, M C Goktekin, M Gurger, O D Alatas, M Basturk, N Ilhan
OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to determine whether levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Galectin-3 contribute to the diagnosis of cerebral infarction in clinically suspected ischemic stroke patients with normal computerized cranial tomography (CCT) in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, patients above the age of 18 years who presented to emergency department of Firat University between December 2011-November 2012 and were diagnosed with cerebral infarction were included...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406122/effects-of-810-nanometer-diode-laser-as-an-adjunct-to-mechanical-periodontal-treatment-on-clinical-periodontal-parameters-and-gingival-crevicular-fluid-volume-of-residual-periodontal-pockets
#15
S E Meseli, B Kuru, L Kuru
BACKGROUND: Aim of this randomized controlled parallel-designed study was to evaluate the effects of diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical periodontal treatment on clinical parameters and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) volume of the residual pockets diagnosed following initial periodontal treatment in chronic periodontitis (CP) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 84 residual pockets on single-rooted teeth in 11 CP patients were included and randomly assigned into three groups...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406121/normalization-of-the-psychometric-hepatic-encephalopathy-score-for-diagnosis-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-turkey
#16
Bdo Coskun, M Ozen, S Gursoy, O Ozbakir, O K Poyrazoglu, M Baskol, G C Sezgin, M Yucesoy
AIM: To construct normal values for the tests of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) and evaluate the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) among Turkish patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-five healthy subjects and sixty patients with liver cirrhosis without overt hepatic encephalopathy were included in the study. All subjects underwent psychometric tests, which include number connection test-A and B (NCT-A/B), serial dotting test (DST), line drawing test (LDT), and digit symbol test (DST) in the same day...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406120/knowledge-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-traders
#17
U C Okonkwo, O E Ngim, H Osim, M A Inyama, M Kooffreh-Ada E Esu, R Ndoma-Egba, E Ezedinachi
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a public health problem in Nigeria, with 13% of its general population having evidence of a previous or current infection. Lack of awareness of HBV, its risk factors, and its consequences are recognized as major deterrents to adopting positive preventive behavior including immunization among HBV high-risk groups. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of HBV infection among traders...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406119/factors-affecting-anxiety-fear-of-surgical-procedures-in-dentistry
#18
C N Eroglu, H Ataoğlu, K Küçük
AIM: To compare dental anxiety and fear during procedures performed under local anesthesia either in the operating room or in the clinic as well as to investigate the potential factors that might influence this psychological condition. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients who were admitted to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the universities in two cities, which have a different sociocultural patient profile, were enrolled. In addition to the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS), and Dental Fear Scale (DFS), the patients were asked to answer the questions concerning previous dental experience, education level, and previous psychiatric therapy...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406118/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-radiation-oncology-perspective
#19
REVIEW
A A Abdus-Salam, A A Olabumuyi, M A Jimoh
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cancer in developing countries like Nigeria. However, with an increasing understanding of its epidemiology, the increasing availability of trained personnel, improvement in diagnostic facilities, and greater awareness in the populace, an increase in its incidence as was witnessed in developed nations in the last few decades could be safely predicted. This narrative review highlights the international best practices in the multidisciplinary approach to the management of RCC, its diagnosis and treatment, with emphasis on recent advances and radiation treatment...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256500/effectiveness-of-microcurrent-therapy-on-sacral-pressure-ulcer-our-first-experience
#20
LETTER
A Ünal, Ç Gülsen, F Altuğ
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March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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