This study evaluated the prevalence of multiple miliary type of osteoma cutis in the maxillofacial region among patients of Gulhane Training and Research Hospital Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department. Twenty-two (3.2%) multiple miliary osteoma cutis cases in maxillofacial region were discovered on 691 patients’ cone beam computed tomography scans.
Objective: Miliary osteoma cutis (MOC) is a rare variant of osteoma cutis in which multiple fragments of bone formations are embedded in the skin. In general, they are asymptomatic, benign and detected incidentally on radiographic examination.
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Kidney failure, both acute and chronic, occurs in patients with HIV. Untreated acute renal failure can lead to chronic renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health concern; it is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the HIV population.
This study sought to identify the amount of nociceptive, affective and neuropathic pain components in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Grenada, West Indies. Characterization of pain in SCD will contribute to increased awareness and promote the development of adequate and effective pain management guidelines.
Genetics studies often depend on the certainty of correct genotypes in both parents. In Jamaica, it is common knowledge that some fathers may not be the true biological father but the prevalence of impaternity is not published because of the difficulties and expense of determining the biological fathers by DNA studies.
This paper described the prevalence of dementia in the ageing Jamaican population. There are service and policy implications given the increasing importance of providing health and social services for persons with dementia.
Objective: To determine the prevalence of dementia and dementia types in Jamaica.
In an epidemiological study done in Martinique in 2000, using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), we have found that mental disorders, in particular mood and anxiety disorders, were as frequents as in mainland France.
The prevalence rate of GDM in China under the new diagnostic criteria was determined. In this study, these new diagnostic criteria were used to survey the prevalence of GDM and analyse the risk factors to determine the appropriate intervention treatment for GDM.
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and analyse its risk factors using the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups’ diagnostic criteria.
The study presents a snapshot of intestinal parasitic infections in a Cuban primary school. The high prevalence and the significant association between low personal hygiene practices with the presence of this organisms demonstrate the need to entrench good hygiene habits in the first years of life.
Background: Infections by intestinal parasites are a major public health problem worldwide, especially among children in developing countries. As the prevalence of parasitic infection is different among and within countries, there is a need for periodical prevalence evaluation to appropriate control strategies.
This study has aimed to evaluate the prevalence of asthma in Khorramabad. The prevalence of asthma in Khorramabad in our study was more than in other similar studies in Iran and other countries. Doing analytical studies on the prevalence of asthma and its risk factors is recommended.
Objective: Asthma is one of the most common respiratory disorders. There have not been any studies assessing the prevalence rate for asthma based on spirometry in an adult population in the west of Iran. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of asthma in an adult population in Khorramabad, in the west of Iran.
The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) among the elderly in care homes in Aruba is high (31%) and underestimated. B-type natriuretic peptide testing adds value to the usual diagnostic work-up for CHF in these elderly.
Objective: Diagnosing chronic heart failure (CHF) is important, since subsequent treatments by medication and cardiac intervention improve quality of life. However, accurate CHF diagnosis in the elderly residing in care homes (residents) is hampered by suboptimal diagnostic tools, co-morbidity and physician’s unawareness of CHF. We sought to estimate the CHF prevalence among Aruban residents.