• Gestational trophoblastic neoplasm and women living with HIV and/or AIDS 

      Barnardt, Pieter; Relling, Martha (AOSIS Publishing, 2015-07-03)
      The 2011 World Health Organization global report on HIV and/or AIDS estimated that sub-Saharan Africa comprised 67% of the global HIV burden, with a current estimate of 5.9 million cases in South Africa. Since the introduction ...
    • Giant peritoneal loose bodies 

      Van Zyl, Chris; Davis, Razaan; Hurter, Delme; Van der Westhuizen, Gerhard (AOSIS Publishing, 2015-03)
      Giant peritoneal loose bodies are rare lesions, originating from auto-amputated appendices epiploicae. They may cause urinary or gastrointestinal obstruction and, should the radiologist not be familiar with the entity, ...
    • The Global Consortium for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Diagnostics (GCDD) : design of a multi-site, head-to-head study of three rapid tests to detect extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis 

      Hillery, Naomi; Groessl, Erik J.; Trollip, Andre; Catanzaro, Donald; Jackson, Lynn; Rodwell, Timothy C.; Garfein, Richard S.; Lin, S-Y. Grace; Eisenach, Kathleen; Ganiats, Theodore G.; Park, Daniel; Valafar, Faramarz; Rodrigues, Camilla; Crudu, Valeriu; Victor, Thomas C.; Catanzaro, Antonino (BioMed Central, 2014-11)
      Background: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) remains a threat to global public health, owing to the complexity and delay of diagnosis and treatment. The Global Consortium for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Diagnostics ...
    • Hybrid imaging using low-dose, localizing computed tomography enhances lesion localization in renal hyperparathyroidism 

      Doruyter, Alexander G.; Hartley, Tharbit; Ameyo, Jonathan W.; Davids, M. R.; Warwick, James M. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014-03)
      Background Preoperative localization of parathyroid lesions is potentially beneficial in renal patients with hyperparathyroidism. The aim of this study was to determine the localizing value of hybrid single-photon emission ...
    • Is anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery indeed a rare finding? 

      Van der Merwe, Braham; Ackermann, Christelle; Scheepers, Shaun; Moosa, Sulaiman (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-11-28)
      We present a pictorial review of anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery observed in 5 patients imaged in our after-hours trauma radiology unit within a period of 7 days. We raise the question of whether the incidence ...
    • Kleur-termografie 

      Muller, C. J. B. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1974-04)
      Thermography is discussed, and attention is drawn to its ancillary value in making a diagnosis. Some examples of thermograms are demonstrated.
    • Long-term complications of pelvic radiotherapy 

      Simonds, Hannah (South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology, 2010)
      Complications following pelvic radiation are frequently under-reported and inadequately addressed. This overview examines the nature and the intensity of complications encountered by cancer survivors; it focuses specifically ...
    • Managing AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma and pregnancy 

      Barnardt, Pieter (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-05)
      An estimated 30 - 40% of HIV-infected patients are likely to develop cancer during the progression of their disease. The occurrence of malignancy among these patients represents a difficult challenge in their care. Kaposi’s ...
    • Mandibulofacial dysostosis 

      Els, Hein; Scheepers, Shaun (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-02)
      Two cases of mandibulofacial dystostosis are presented in order to describe the features associated with the condition. Computed tomography (CT) is frequently performed on these patients to aid in surgical planning. 3D ...
    • Mapping right ventricular myocardial mechanics using 3D cine DENSE cardiovascular magnetic resonance 

      Auger, Daniel A.; Zhong, Xiaodong; Epstein, Frederick H.; Spottiswoode, Bruce S. (BioMed Central, 2012-01)
      Background The mechanics of the right ventricle (RV) are not well understood as studies of the RV have been limited. This is, in part, due to the RV's thin wall, asymmetric geometry and irregular motion. ...
    • Meningioma presenting as an oropharyngeal mass : an unsual presentation 

      Dekker, G.; Louw, H. B.; Pienaar, M.; Naidu, K.; Hlongwane, S. T.; Andronikou, S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2007-05)
      [No abstract available]
    • Milestones and new ventures 

      Davis, Razaan (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-04-11)
      No abstract.
    • A multi-parameter approach for predicting prostate cancer 

      Serafin, Antonio; Chinhengo, Angela; Fernandez, Pedro; Akudugu, John (Cogent OA, 2017)
      Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) and its inhibitor (PAI-1) have shown to be of merit as biomarkers for a variety of cancers. The objective of this project was to assay for uPA and PAI-1 in prostate needle biopsy tissue ...
    • Neutron radiotherapy in South Africa : neutron radiotherapy should continue 

      Sauerwein, Wolfgang; Engenhart-Cabillic, Rita; Forman, Jeffrey D.; Gueulette, John; Hachem, Sabet; Jones, Dan; Krull, Andreas; Lukas, Peter; Mandrillon, Pierre; Petry, Winfried; Rosenberg, Ivan; Venimmen, Frederik; Welsh, James S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-04)
      To the Editor: Abratt’s letter needs a response. We are currently – or have been directly – involved in treating patients with fast neutrons for decades; some with more than 20 years’ experience in proton therapy, and ...
    • Nuclear medicine in South Africa 

      Warwick, J. (HMPG, 2003-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Why should an issue of CME, a publication primarily directed at generalists, be devoted to nuclear medicine? I am reminded from time to time of how unfamiliar many of my colleagues are with this ...
    • Obstruction-strangulation of post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia : delayed diagnosis and fatal outcome : a report of 9 cases 

      Schulman, A.; Fataar, S.; Alheit, B. (HMPG, 1985)
      The radiological and clinical features of 9 cases of obstructed post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia are reviewed. In none of these patients was the diagnosis of a diaphragmatic hernia considered before radiography, all ...
    • Pentastomiasis (armillifer armillatus infestation) 

      Du Plessis, Vicci; Birnie, Andrew J.; Eloff, Ivor; Reuter, Helmuth; Andronikou, Savvas (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-10)
      Pentastomiasis, also known as ‘tongue worm’ infestation or porocephalosis, is a parasitic zoonosis endemic to western and central Africa. In 1847, Pruner described the first human infection by a pentastomid in Cairo. ...
    • Photosensitizers and radiosensitizers in dermatology and oncology 

      Bruckner, V. (HMPG, 1979-09)
      Two therapeutic modalities are currently of great interest, namely photo- and radiosensitization. Whereas photosensitizers only function in combination with ultraviolet (UV) light, radiosensitizers act only in combination ...
    • Primary breast lymphoma and HIV/AIDS 

      Barnardt, Pieter; Narinesingh, Dylan (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2011-09)
      Primary extranodal lymphoma of the breast is rare and accounts for 0.04 - 0.53% of all malignant tumours, less than 1% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHLs) and 1.7% of extranodal NHLs.1 Extranodal lymphoma arises from tissue ...
    • Pseudosolid appearance of simple and echinococcal cysts on ultrasonography : a report of 2 cases 

      Schulman, A.; Van Jaarsveld, J.; Loxton, A. J.; Grove, W. H. (HMPG, 1983)
      The 2 cases reported here indicate that on ultrasound examination uninfected simple and echinoccocal cysts can sometimes show a pseudosolid internal consistency like that of a neoplasm, probably owing to floating crystals ...