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January-June 2016| Vol 18| Issue 1

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Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in Sub-Saharan Africa: A call for screening and prompt treatment

Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDHs) are uncommonly seen anomalies of the diaphragm in our environment. They present late posing great difficulty in diagnosing and management. <...

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Sociodemographic correlates of substance use among long distance commercial vehicle drivers

Background: Psychoactive substance use by vehicle drivers is a global problem. The identification of factors associated with their use among long-distance commercial drivers will provide inform...

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Preinduction oral clonidine: Effects on ketamine cardiostimulation at induction of anesthesia

Background and Purpose: Most of the available intravenous (IV) induction agents produce hypotension except ketamine. However, its use is limited due to cardiovascular stimulation. We therefore ...

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Combination between ginseng and arginine regimen: Is there any synergistic effect?

Background: Ginseng is a well-known Chinese herb with many confi rmed clinical advantages. Ginseng formulation in combination with other chemicals is very interesting. The combination between g...

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A comparative study of quality of care before and after introduction of National Health Insurance Scheme in health facilities in Zaria, Kaduna State, Northwestern Nigeria

Background: The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Nigeria was introduced in 2005 to remove financial barriers to access of care and to improve quality of care. However, since introduct...

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