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What is Critical Diagnostic Role of Adenoid Hypertrophy and Adult-Onset Otitis Media with Effusion in Clinically Asymptomatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.098
Synopsis: 
We aimed to investigate the validity of performed nasopharyngeal biopsies to diagnose suspected malignity in adult patients with adenoid hypertrophy whit/without synchronous otitis media with effusion in absence of other clinical symptoms and radiologic findings to arouse suspecting malignancy.

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Objectives: The aim of this study is to verify the critical role of adenoid hypertrophy and otitis media with effusion in adult patients in relation to diagnostic importance for patients with clinically asymptomatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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09 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2017

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Risk Factors of Low Back Pain in Adults Attending a Tertiary Hospital in Uyo, Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.300
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95–9
Synopsis: 
Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. The study was aimed at identifying socio-demographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Outpatient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo Nigeria. An active age-group, low educational status, being married, rural residence, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and a high BMI were associated with low back pain.

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Background: Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. However, there is very little information about low back pain in developing Countries. This study aimed at identifying sociodemographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Out-patient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria.

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26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Jan, 2016

A Cross-sectional Study of Patients’ Satisfaction with Dental Care Facilities: A Survey of Adult Treatment at the University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.197
Pages: 
490–8
Synopsis: 
The levels of satisfaction with the dental care at The University of the West Indies School of Dentistry were measured using the dental satisfaction questionnaire developed by Davies and Ware (1982). High levels of overall satisfaction with dental care were found at this facility.
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Objectives: To determine the level of satisfaction with adult dental care at The University of the West Indies (UWI), School of Dentistry, using the Dental Satisfaction Questionnaire (DSQ) developed by Davies and Ware (1982) and to inferentially explore the factors associated with various patients’ demographics.
Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014

Is Timely and Appropriate Antifungal Drug Enough for Survival of Adult Cases with Candidaemia? Five-year Experience

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10.7727/wimj.2012.140
Synopsis: 
Adult cases with candidaemia who have risk factors associated with mortality are more likely to have poor prognosis in spite of appropriate and timely initiated antifungal drug treatment.
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Objective: Candidaemia is the fourth most common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the risk factors associated with mortality in patients with candidaemia with respect to Candida species and their susceptibilities, retrospectively.
 
Accepted: 
09 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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