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To justify the continued relevance of plain radiography of maxillary sinus in establishing diagnosis and planning treatment of chronic maxillary sinusitis, its specificity and predictive values must have a high degree of confidence. The objective of this study was to examine different plain radiographic features and correlate them with antral lavage results(More)
Sickle cell nephropathy is a common presentation in patients with sickle cell disease. End-stage kidney disease is the most severe presentation of sickle cell nephropathy in terms of morbidity and mortality. Sickle cell disease patients with end-stage kidney disease are amenable to renal replacement therapy including kidney transplant. Kidney transplant in(More)
BACKGROUND Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) is widely consumed in Nigeria as a refreshing beverage and also as an antihypertensive agent. Since three decades ago when its antihypertensive activities were reported in several animal experiments, its consumption has greatly increased. AIM The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of HS consumption on blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the pattern of aerobic bacteria isolated in patients with chronic maxillary sinusitis at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, and the antibiotics sensitivity pattern of these organisms. METHODS A prospective hospital-based clinical study. RESULTS Fifty - four patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid urbanization and changing lifestyle have modified the profile and pattern of various medical disorders in many Nigerian communities. Surveys of medical admissions into various Nigerian health institutions show an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases in our communities. AIM To determine the profile and pattern of medical cases(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of active convulsive epilepsy and treatment gap in two Urban slums in Enugu South East Nigeria. METHODS A 3 phase cross-sectional descriptive study was done to survey individuals ≥ 15 years in 2 slums in Enugu, South East Nigeria. RESULTS The prevalence of epilepsy was 6.0 (95% CI: 5.9-6.0) per 1000 (men 4.4/1000, 95%(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a growing noncommunicable disease in Africa and accounts for a substantial number of medical and neurological admissions in Nigerian hospitals. The prevalence of some risk factors for stroke such as hypertension and diabetes are high and growing among Africans. AIM The aim was to investigate the distribution of stroke risk factors and(More)
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