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May-August 2018| Vol 12| Issue 2

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Determinants of self-rated oral health among undergraduate students in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Background: Self-rated oral health is a useful and essential indicator of overall oral health status which has an impact on general well-being and quality of life. No study on the perception ...


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Survival outcomes of advanced breast cancer patients treated with palliative external beam radiotherapy in the University College Hospital, Ibadan

Background: Numerous randomised controlled trials had proven the effectiveness of palliative external beam radiotherapy (PRT) in symptom relief and improvement in the quality of life for pati...


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Molecular detection of sputum Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin resistance among presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria

Background: Drug resistance to anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) medication and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection undermines global control of TB. Aim: The aim of this study is t...


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Association between body mass index and hearing acuity among adults in a rural community: A preliminary survey

Background: The impact of adult nutrition on hearing acuity is poorly researched. This study was designed to examine relationship between nutritional status (using body mass index [BMI]) and ...


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Insidious chronic kidney disease among elderly people in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

Background: Renal function reduces with age. The early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) often go unnoticed, preventing timely intervention and thereby increasing morbidity and mortality...


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