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BACKGROUND Plants are rich source of chemical compounds that are used to accomplish biological activity. Indigenously crude extracts of plants are widely used as herbal medicine for the treatment of infections by people of different ethnic groups. The present investigation was carried out to evaluate the biological potential of Alkanna tinctoria leaves(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is an uncommon tumour constituting less than 1% of all head & neck tumours. This tumour has an aggressive local behaviour if left untreated. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment with no common consensus on a single approach. Tumour stage and surgical approaches are the major determinants of outcome. The(More)
BACKGROUND Nausea and vomiting are two of the most frequently experienced postoperative side effects complicating one third of the cases. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of gastric decompression in reducing the incidence and complications associated with post-tonsillectomy vomiting in children. METHODS This was a randomised(More)
OBJECTIVES Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is an emerging health problem. Rifampicin (RIF) is the major first-line drug against TB. RIF resistance can be used as a marker for the detection of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The purpose of this study was to determine the RIF resistance pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates among treated(More)
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