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Toxicology of Nickel

The study was carried out in Eagle Island River, located in Mgbuosimini community, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In this study, the concentration of Nickel (Ni) in sediments and periwinkles (Tympanotonus fuscatus) were determined from 25 sample stations in Eagle Island River. The portion of the periwinkle that was assayed was the edible part. The assay was…
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May 5, 2020 0

Gender and Side Asymmetry in the Length of the Styloid Process

The styloid process is a sharp bony projection, at the base of the skull, and part of the temporal bone. Muscles and ligaments are attached to this process, but they are rarely of any clinical significance unless the styloid process is fractured or severely elongated or structures attached to it becomes ossified. Pathology of the…
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May 5, 2020 0

An Unusual Localization of Lunate in a Transcaphoid Volar Lunate Dislocation: Recent Development

Perilunate dislocation and fracture dislocations are rare injuries corresponding to 10% of all carpal injuries. Usually come with high energy trauma, with associated injuries representing 61%. Volar lunate dislocation or fracture- dislocation accounts to 3% of perilunate injuries. We present a case of a 42 years old polytrauma male, transmitted in our department 48 hours…
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May 5, 2020 0

The Details of Differences in the Levator Scapulae Muscle: A Dissection Based Cadaveric Study

Although the levator scapula muscle is surrounded with the deep cervical fascia as a single muscle unit, the muscle can be separated into a number of muscle slips at the proximal cervical attachment. Originally the muscle was described as having 3 muscle slips at its cervical origin. More recent textbook reports have now adopted 4…
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Comparative Study on Color Stability of Denture Reline Polymers When Using Microwave and Chemical Disinfection

This study investigated the color stability of reline resin after two methods of disinfection i.e microwave disinfection and chemical disinfection. A stainless steel mold with a breakaway compartment (10 mm in diameter by 0.7 mm thickness) was made to fabricate specimens of various resins. Each material was mixed according to manufacturer’s instructions and applied into…
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Obesity, Prehypertension and Distribution of Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Health Sciences University Students in Slovakia: Gender, Medical Studies and Academic Year Differences

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are known to have the highest proportion of mortality in Slovakia and university students could be at a risk despite their level of education about health. The aim of the study is to investigate the environmental risk predictors (sedentarism, cigarette smoking, stress, fast food consumption) associated with parameters of overweight, obesity and…
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May 5, 2020 0

Critical Study on Screening for Ophthalmic Disorders among Deaf School Children in Nigeria- A Neglected Population

Background: The visual and auditory systems are vital for the optimal development of a child. However recent studies have shown that the incidence of visual problems in the deaf is higher than in their hearing counterparts. This study is aimed to find out if this is so in our locality. Aim: To screen for ocular…
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May 5, 2020 0

Research on Musculoskeletal Complications of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Their Management Approaches in Makurdi, Nigeria

Background: Musculoskeletal complications are responsible for up to 80% of indications for presentation to the hospital by sicklers during their life time. It is important to know when to expect the complications and the treatment options available. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted involving all sickle cell anaemia patients treated between June 2012 and May…
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May 5, 2020 0

Relationship between Body Mass Index and Biochemical Parameters in Subjects with and without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic degenerative disease that belongs to the group of metabolic diseases, which is characterized by the presence of hyperglycemia, due to a failure in insulin secretion. Internationally, this condition represents a serious public health problem, since there are comorbidities that are also public health problems that favor the appearance…
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May 5, 2020 0

Enhanced Recovery Protocols versus Traditional Methods after Resection and Reanastomosis in Gastrointestinal Surgery in Pediatric Patients: Brief Overview

Background: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a group of changes in perioperative care that represent a fundamental shift from the traditional management of the gastrointestinal (GI) surgical patient. Objective: To compare the results of applying enhanced recovery after GI resection in children versus the traditional methods. Patients and Methods: This prospective study included 60…
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