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BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) issues are of interest in cancer because effective methods of treatment and detection have led to an increase in the number of long-term survivors. The objectives of the study were: to assess the subjective QOL of stable Sudanese women cancer outpatients and their family caregivers, using the WHO 26-item QOL Instrument;(More)
BACKGROUND The widespread international use of the 26-item WHO Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL-Bref) necessitates the assessment of its factor structure across cultures. For, alternative factor models may provide a better explanation of the data than the WHO 4- and 6-domain models. The objectives of the study were: to assess the factor structure of the(More)
CONTEXT Bacterial pathogens in dental plaque are necessary for the development of periodontitis but this etiology alone does not explain all its clinicopathologic features. Researchers have proven the role of certain viruses like herpes virus in periodontal disease which implies that other viral agents like human papilloma virus may also be involved. AIMS(More)
Acute ischemia of the brainstem has been known to produce hypertension. After an initial review of central nervous system mechanisms contributing to systemic hypertension and the impact of the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) on arterial pressure, the authors propose that essential hypertension involves neurochemical changes at the level of the RVLM(More)
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