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African Health Sciences - Vol 19, No 1 (2019)

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Infections, NCDS, and the scourge of cyclones and Ebola in sub-Saharan Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine i-iv
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.1
IL-18 polymorphisms and tuberculosis susceptibility: a meta-analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Li-Bo Zhen, Ya-Ping Sun, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Liang-Sheng Yin 1311-1320
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.2
Why oral antiseptic mouth rinsing before sputum collection cannot reduce contamination rate of mycobacterial culture in Burkina-Faso EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Antoinette Kabore, Juliette Tranchot-Diallo, Adama Sanou, Hervé Hien, Géraldine Daneau, Michel Kireopori Gomgnimbou, Nicolas Meda, Lassana Sangaré 1321-1328
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.3
Review of Leishmaniasis in the Middle East and North Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Tabbabi 1329-1337
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.4
Prevalence of Schistosomiasis in a neglected community, South western Nigeria at two points in time, spaced three years apart EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Oluchi G Otuneme, Oluwasola O Obebe, Titus T Sajobi, Waheed A Akinleye, Taiwo G Faloye 1338-1345
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.5
Molecular characterization of Hymenolepis nana based on nuclear rDNA ITS2 gene marker EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mojtaba Shahnazi, Majid Zarezadeh Mehrizi, Safar Ali Alizadeh, Peyman Heydarian, Mehrzad Saraei, Mahmood Alipour, Elham Hajialilo 1346- 1352
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.6
Predictors of sleeping under cost-free mosquito bed nets among children under-five years in Mbarara, Uganda: a household survey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Maureen Andinda, Edgar Mulogo, Eleanor Turyakira, Vincent Batwala 1353-1360
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.7
Evaluation of resistance to temephos insecticide in Culex pipiens pipiens larvae collected from three districts of Tunisia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Tabbabi, Jabeur Daaboub, Ali Laamari, Raja Ben Cheikh, Mohamed Feriani, Chokri Boubaker, Ibtissem Ben Jha, Hassen Ben Cheikh 1361-1367
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.8
The potential role of urbanization in the resistance to organophosphate insecticide in Culex pipiens pipiens from Tunisia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Tabbabi, Jabeur Daaboub, Raja Ben Cheikh, Ali Laamari, Mohamed Feriani, Chokri Boubaker, Ibtissem Ben Jha, Hassen Ben Cheikh 1368- 1375
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.9
Glyceryl trinitrate blocks staphyloxanthin and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hisham A Abbas, Ahmed M Elsherbini, Moutaz A Shaldam 1376-1384
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.10
Prevalence and antibiogram study of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical and selected drinking water of Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adesoji A T, Onuh J P, Bagu J, Itohan S A 1385-1392
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.11
MRSA: the leading pathogen of orthopedic infection in a tertiary care hospital, South India EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Thimmappa Latha, Bhat Anil, Hande Manjunatha, Mukhopadhyay Chiranjay, Devi Elsa, Nayak Baby, George Anice 1393-1401
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.12
NP and NS1 proteins of H5N1 virus significantly upregulated IFITM1, IFITM2, and IFITM3 in A549 cells EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Haifeng Wang, Lin Chen, Jing Luo, Hongxuan He 1402-1410
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.13
The role of hepatic progenitor cells in predicting response to therapy in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C, genotype 4 EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Thanaa El A Helal, Nehal A Radwan, Heba A Mahmoud, Ahmed ME Zaki, Naglaa S Ahmed, Ali AA Wahib, Ahmed M Aref 1411-1421
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.14
Improved adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among traditionalists: reflections from rural South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Christopher Burman, Marota Aphane 1422-1432
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.15
Evaluation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever suspected cases admitted to a secondary care hospital in Kastamonu, Turkey between 2014-2017 EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hasan Tahsin Gozdas 1433-1440
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.16
Disinfection efficacy of green synthesized gold nanoparticles for medical disinfection applications EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Qionghui Huang, Aihong Luo, Lijuan Jiang, Yan Zhou, Yanting Yang, Qiong Liu, Chunfang Zhang 1441-1448
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.17
Targeted screening for primary immunodeficiency disorders in the neonatal period and early infancy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nermeen Galal, Mabroka Ohida, Safa Meshaal, Dalia Abd Elaziz, Ismail Elhawary 1449-1459
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.18
Nickel challenge up regulates CD69 expression on T lymphocyte sub-sets from patients with nickel induced contact dermatitis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shakoor Zahid, Adam Mustafa, Assiri Dina, Bakry Sawsan, AlMarshad Felwa, GadElRab Mohammed, Abdulaziz Hasan, Abdulaziz Hasan 1460-1466
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.19
High risk sexual behavior among adolescent senior secondary school students in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Louis Odeigah, Shittu O Rasaki, Ajayi F Ajibola, Ameen A Hafsat, Abdullateef G Sule, Yusuf Musah 1467-1477
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.20
Sexual harassment and victimization of students: a case study of a higher education institution in South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Helen Oni T, Takalani Tshitangano G, Henry Akinsola A 1478-1485
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.21
Preparing medical students to recognize and respond to gender based violence in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olufunmilayo I Fawole, Jacquelin M van Wyk, Busola O Balogun, O J Akinsola, Adebola Adejimi 1486-1498
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.22
Pattern of domestic violence from 2011 to 2015 in Beira, Mozambique EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bonifácio Rodrigues Cebola, Francesca Menegazzo, Laura Salmaso, Paola Facchin, Valentina Isidoris, Ramon Llapur Figueredo, Samito Anselmo Mazive, Marcella Schiavone, Chiara Boscardin, Giovanni Putoto, Damiano Pizzol 1499-1506
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.23
Risk factors and causes of stillbirths among pregnant women in Pakistan EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kiran Afshan, Ghulam Narjis, Mazhar Qayyum 1507-1516
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.24
A prospective study to compare the effectiveness of adjunctive rectal misoprostol or oxytocin titration in the prevention of primary post-partum haemorrhage in at risk patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Rafat Muhammad, Aliyu Isah, Teddy Agida, Godwin Akaba 1517-1524
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.25
Urinary tract infections, bacterial resistance and immunological status: a cross sectional study in pregnant and non-pregnant women at Mbouda Ad-Lucem Hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Loveline M Ndmason, Wiliane JT Marbou, Victor Kuete 1525-1535
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.26
Assessment of maternal referral systems used for a rural Zambian hospital: the development of setting specific protocols for the identification of complications EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ashley E Benson, Michael J Benson, Amy H Luke 1536-1543
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.27
Does feticide shorten termination duration in second trimester pregnancy terminations? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aytek Şık, Sedat Bilecan, Serkan Kumbasar, Yaşam Kemal Akpak, Yilda Arzu Aba 1544-1553
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.28
Short term outcome and predictors of survival among birth asphyxiated babies at a tertiary academic hospital in Enugu, South East, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nwachinemere D Uleanya, Elias C Aniwada, Uchenna Ekwochi, Nwachinemere D Uleanya 1554-1562
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.29
Newborn resuscitation practices and paucity of resuscitative devices in Nigeria; a call to action EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ikechukwu Richard Okonkwo, Veronica Chinyere Ezeaka, Bello Mustapha, Obum Ezeanosike, Olukemi Tongo, Angela A Okolo, Eyinade Kudirat Olateju, Raphael Oruamabo, Bede Ibe 1563-1565
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.30
Malnutrition and medical nutrition therapy in hospitalized children: a case study of using national malnutrition screening tools in northeastern Iran EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Abbas Malek, Maryam Hashemi, Mehran Anjomrooz, Parisa Torabi, Bahareh Imani 1566-1573
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.31
Community participation to improve health services for children: a methodology for a community dialogue intervention in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Wilson Winstons Muhwezi, Elizabeth Allen Palchik, Dorcus Henriksson Kiwanuka, Flavia Mpanga, Moses Mukundane, Annet Nanungi, Denis Bataringaya, Patrick Ssesanga, Adelaine Aryaija-Karemani 1574-1581
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.32
Relationship between household wealth and childhood immunization in core-North Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ayo Adebowale, Taiwo Obembe, Eniola Bamgboye 1582-1593
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.33
A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating the effect of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) versus glibenclamide in patients with diabetes EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Rania A Najdi, Magda M Hagras, Fatemah O Kamel, Rania M Magadmi 1594-1601
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.34
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio as an indicative of diabetic control level in type 2 diabetes mellitus EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tuba T Duman, Gulali Aktas, Burcin M Atak, Mehmet Z Kocak, Edip Erkus, Haluk Savli 1602-1606
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.35
Utility of albumin to creatinine ratio in screening for microalbuminuria among newly diagnosed diabetic patients in Uganda: a cross sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Martin Muddu, Edrisa Mutebi, Isaac Ssinabulya, Samuel Kizito, Frank Mulindwa, Charles Mondo Kiiza 1607-1616
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.36
Pattern and microbiological characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in a Nigerian tertiary hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Obumneme Anyim, Christian Okafor, Ekenechukwu Young, Ijeoma Obumneme-Anyim, Chidimma Nwatu 1617-1627
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.37
Do patients with diabetes use the insulin pen properly? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Betul Tosun, Fatma Ilknur Cinar, Zeliha Topcu, Burcu Masatoglu, Nurten Ozen, Gulcan Bagcivan, Ozge Kilic, Canan Demirci, Ayten Altunbas, Alper Sonmez 1628-1637
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.38
The perceived barriers to insulin therapy among type 2 diabetic patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Amin Hussein, Arafa Mostafa, Alnomi Areej, Al-muteb Mona, Alduaiji Shimaa, Al-Gazlan Najd, Alnemari Futoon 1638-1646
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.39
Anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity in adult cancer patients: a prospective cohort study from a specialized oncology treatment centre in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Solomon Kibudde, Charles Kiiza Mondo, Davis Kibirige, Victoria Walusansa, Jackson Orem 1647-1656
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.40
The relation between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness and mitral annular calcification EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Serdar Guler, Ercan Varol 1657-1664
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.41
Determinants of prostate specific antigen screening test uptake in an urban community in North-Central Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jibril O Bello, Tajudeen Buhari, Taofiq O Mohammed, Hamid B Olanipekun, Arinzechukwu M Egbuniwe, Olushola K Fasiku, Rasaq Wasiu 1665-1670
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.42
Mitochondrial DNA deletions in patients with esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Muzaffer Keles, Ibrahim Sahin, Ali Kurt, Ceyda Bozoglu, Gulcin Simsek, Esref Kabalar, Abdulgani Tatar 1671-1676
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.43
A geographical analysis of ethnic distribution of jaw ameloblastoma in Nigerians EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Akinyele Olumuyiwa Adisa, Tolulope Osayomi, Olajumoke Ajibola Effiom, Bamidele Kolude, Ahmed Oluwatoyin Lawal, Olujide Oladele Soyele, Olufemi Ggenga Omitola, Adetokunbo Babajide Olawuyi, Robinson Obos Okiti, Thelma Ezeh Saiki, Benjamin Fomete, Adebayo Aremu Ibikunle, Chukwubuzor Udokwu Okwuosa, Mofoluwaso Abimbola Olajide, Adeola Mofoluwake Ladeji, Kehinde Adebiyi, Mubarak Emmanuel, Hammed Sikiru Lawal, Emeke Uwadia, Babatunde Oludare Fakuade, Yusuf Abdullahi, Constantinus Politis, Jimoh Olumide Agbaje 1677-1686
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.44
Pattern of distribution of reactive localised hyperplasia of the oral cavity in patients at a tertiary health institution in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olujide O Soyele, Adeola M Ladeji, Kehinde E Adebiyi, Olufunlola M Adesina, Adetayo O Aborisade, Abiodun S Olatunji, Henry A Adeola 1687-1694
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.45
Precancerous lesions of cervix among women infected with HIV in Referral Hospitals of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Limenih Simachew Kassa, Worke Mulugeta Dile, Gebresilasie Kahsay Zenebe, Abadi Marta Berta 1695-1704
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.46
A randomised controlled trial of the effect of laryngeal mask airway manometry on postoperative sore throat in spontaneously breathing adult patients presenting for surgery at a university teaching hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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David Waruingi, Vitalis Mung’ayi, Ednah Gisore, Sikolia Wanyonyi 1705-1715
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.47
The efficacy and safety of 10 mg/day vortioxetine compared to placebo for adult major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jiahuan Zheng, Zhaoyu Wang, Enli Li 1716-1726
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.48
Analysis of risk factors for depression among patients with chronic low back pain in an orthopaedic clinic of a Nigerian teaching hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Njoku Isaac Omoke, Monday Nwite Igwe 1727-1735
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.49
Comparison of effects of propofol and ketofol (Ketamine-Propofol mixture) on emergence agitation in children undergoing tonsillectomy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Saeed Jalili, Ali Esmaeeili, Koorosh Kamali, Vahideh Rashtchi 1736-1744
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.50
Pre-operative pulmonary assessment and risk factors for post-operative pulmonary complications in elective abdominal surgery in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Chinyelu Uchenna Ufoaroh, Prince Udegbunam Ele, Arthur Ebelenna Anyabolu, Emeka Hyacinth Enemuo, Chiemelu Dickson Emegoakor, Chinedu Christian Okoli, Eric Okechukwu Umeh, Ernest Ndukaife Anyabolu 1745-1756
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.51
Prevalence, patterns and factors associated with hypertensive crises in Mulago hospital emergency department; a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Irene Nakalema, Mark Kaddumukasa, Jane Nakibuuka, Emmy Okello, Martha Sajatovic, Elly Katabira 1757-1767
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.52
Pattern of surgical emergencies in a Nigerian tertiary hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ndubuisi OC Onyemaechi, Sunday U Urube, Sebastian O Ekenze 1768-1777
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.53
Surgical need among the ageing population of Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tu M Tran, Anthony T Fuller, Elissa K Butler, Christine Muhumuza, Vincent F Ssennono, Joao Ricardo Vissoci, Fredrick Makumbi, Jeffrey G Chipman, Moses Galukande, Michael M Haglund, Samuel Luboga 1778-1788
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.54
Is prophylactic removal of impacted mandibular third molar justified in all patients? A prospective clinical study of patients 50 years and above EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Charles E Anyanechi, Birch D Saheeb, Uchenna C Okechi 1789-1794
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.55
Impact of oral contraceptives on periodontal health EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sharma Prachi, Solanki Jitender, Choudhary Rahul, Khetan Jitendra, Mishra Priyanka, Shah Disha 1795-1800
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.56
Oral parafunctions, personality traits, anxiety and their association with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in the adolescents EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Saadet Sağlam Atsü, Sibel Güner, Nilgün Palulu, Ali Can Bulut, Işın Kürkçüoğlu 1801-1810
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.57
Adaptation of a patient activatıon measure (PAM) into Turkish: reliability and validity test EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Cansu Kosar, Dilek Buyukkaya Besen 1811-1820
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i1.58


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