Research Papers/Topics in Radiotherapy

Sonographic Assessment of Renal Parenchymal and Medullary Pyramid Thicknesses Among Healthy Children in Selected Schools in Enugu, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Renal parenchymal thickness (RPT) and renal medullary pyramid thickness (MPT) are important renal size parameters and there is no existing ultrasound normogram for RPT and MPT among children in our locality. Thus, this study was aimed at establishing normal values for RPT and MPT among children in Enugu metropolis; establishing the relationship between RPT and MPT with age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI) and body surface area (BSA) among the subjects; establishing the rel...

Assessing Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Coping Mechanisms in Radiotherapy Department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan

ABSTRACT Background: Cancer is often associated with a lot of pain and suffering. These suggest that coping with the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a major life stressor that is capable of influencing patients’ quality of life (QoL). Purpose: The purpose of the study is to assess the relationship between cancer patients QoL dimensions and coping strategies in the Radiotherapy Department of the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria. Methods: Data were collected on cl...