• Kallmann's syndrome with unilateral renal agenesis : a case report 

      Honiball, S.; Sandler, M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1986)
      A case of Kallmann's syndrome (hypogonadotrophic eunochoidism plus anosmia) in which further investigation revealed the association of unilateral renal agenesis is described. The importance of excretory urography in the ...
    • Lack of a relationship between plasma pyridoxal phosphate levels and ischaemic heart disease 

      Rossouw, J. E.; Labadarios, D.; Jooste, P. L.; Shephard, G. S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-04)
      The 'vitamin B6-homocysteine theory' has been proposed as an alternative to the widely accepted lipid hypothesis in the aetiology of ischaemic heart disease (IHD). In a cross-sectional study of 71 white men with evidence ...
    • Late symptomatic exercise-induced coronary vasospasm after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Weich, H. F. H. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1986-03)
      A patient who underwent a successful double-vessel percutaneuos transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) had suffered from exercise-induced ST-segment elevation associated with angina pectoris (AP). This ECG pattern was ...
    • Leadership and early strategic response to the SARS-CoV- 2 pandemic at a COVID-19 designated hospital in South Africa 

      Parker, A.; Karamchand, S.; Schrueder, N.; Lahri, S.; Rabie, H.; Aucamp, A.; Abrahams, R.; Ciapparelli, P.; Erasmus, D. S.; Cotton, M. F.; Lalla, U.; Leisegang, Rory; Meintjes, J.; Mistry, R.; Moosa, M. R.; Mowlana, A.; Koegelenberg, C. F. N.; Prozesky, H.; Smith, W.; Van Schalkwyk, M.; Taljaard, J. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020-04-23)
      While many countries are preparing to face the COVID-19 pandemic, the reported cases in Africa remain low. With a high burden of both communicable and non-communicable disease and a resource-constrained public healthcare ...
    • The left atrial appendage - a design flaw or an essential structure 

      Doubell, Anton (South African Heart Association, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The left atrial appendage (LAA) is considered to be a vestigial remnant of the primitive foetal atrium. It has also been identified as the source of the majority of left atrial thrombi in nonvalvular ...
    • Left mainstem coronary artery ostial stenosis - death after angiography : a report of 5 cases 

      Przybojewski, J. Z. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1986)
      Death directly related to selective coronary arteriography in 5 patients with a history of unstable angina pectoris during the period 1975-1985 is reported. Four different cardiologists were involved. A feature common to ...
    • Leiomyoma : a rare cause of adrenal incidentaloma 

      Alteer, Mohamed; Ascott-Evans, Brynn; Conradie, Magda (Medpharm Publications, 2013)
      A 40-year-old, treatment-naïve, human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV) positive male was found to have a large right adrenal incidentaloma on ultrasound of the abdomen, which was confirmed on adrenal computed tomography imaging. ...
    • Linkage disequilibrium between a marker on the low-density lipoprotein receptor and high cholesterol levels 

      Brink, P. A.; Steyn, L. T.; Bester, A. J.; Steyn, K. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1986-07)
      We describe the presence of a linkage disequilibrium between high cholesterol levels in Afrikaner individuals and the common allele of the Pvu II restriction fragment polymorphism on the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ...
    • Lipoatrophy/lipohypertrophy outcomes after antiretroviral therapy switch in children in the UK/Ireland 

      Innes, Steve; Harvey, Justin; Collins, Intira Jeannie; Cotton, Mark F.; Judd, Ali (Public Library of Science, 2017)
      Background: Following widespread use of stavudine, a thymidine analogue, in antiretroviral therapy (ART) over the past three decades, up to a third of children developed lipoatrophy (LA) and/or lipohypertrophy (LH). ...
    • Lipoid proteinosis : a case report 

      Hardcastle, S. W.; Rosenstrauch, W. J. C. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A 31-year-old Coloured man was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital in 1981 with hoarseness, hyperkeratotic skin lesions and nodules on the eyelids. There was a history of an episode of loss of consciousness. Skull radiographs ...
    • Listerial brainstem encephalitis – treatable, but easily missed 

      Fredericks, Pearl; Britz, Marcell; Eastman, Roland; Carr, Jonathan Ambrose; Bateman, Kathleen Jane (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Listerial brainstem encephalitis (LBE) is an uncommon form of listerial central nervous system infection that progresses rapidly and is invariably fatal unless detected and treated early. We report on six ...
    • Long-term follow-up of R403W MYH7 and R92W TNNT2 HCM families : mutations determine left ventricular dimensions but not wall thickness during disease progression 

      Revera, Miriam; Van der Merwe, Lize; Heradien, Marshall; Goosen, Althea; Corfield, Valerie A.; Brink, Paul A.; Moolman-Smook, Johanna C. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-06)
      The clinical profile and prognosis of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a primary cardiac muscle disease caused mostly by mutations in sarcomeric protein-encoding genes, have been linked to particular disease-causing ...
    • A longitudinal study of the stability of the dentition following orthodontic treatment 

      Rossouw, Paul Emile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1992)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The maintenance of dental alignment following orthodontic treatment has been, and continues to be, a challenge for the orthodontist (McReynolds and Little, 1991). Orthodontists should endeavour to ...
    • Low-Pass filtering approach via empirical mode decomposition improves short-scale entropy-based complexity estimation of QT interval variability in long QT syndrome type 1 patients 

      Bari, Vlasta; Marchi, Andrea; De Maria, Beatrice; Girardengo, Giulia; George, Alfred L.; Brink, Paul A.; Cerutti, Sergio; Crotti, Lia; Schwartz, Peter J.; Porta, Alberto (MDPI, 2014-09-05)
      Entropy-based complexity of cardiovascular variability at short time scales is largely dependent on the noise and/or action of neural circuits operating at high frequencies. This study proposes a technique for canceling ...
    • Lung volume reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

      Vorster, M. J.; Koegelenberg, C. F. N. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Pathognomonic features of advanced emphysema include a markedly reduced alveolar surface area due to the formation of blebs and bullae and significantly reduced elastic recoil. The aim of lung volume reduction, which can ...
    • Lymphoma : emerging realities in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Sissolak, Gerhard; Juritz, June; Sissolak, Dagmar; Wood, Lucille; Jacobs, Peter (Elsevier, 2011-04)
      Substantial geographical differences exist for Hodgkin and other lymphoproliferative disorders with these having previously been documented in a report from the lymphoma reclassification project. In the light of rampant ...
    • Management of aortic stenosis in pregnancy 

      Pecoraro, A. J. K. (South African Heart Association, 2014)
      Aortic stenosis in pregnancy is most commonly related to congenital or bicuspid aortic stenosis, which is associated with an aortopathy and ascending aortic dilatation. The management of AS in pregnancy is based on a few ...
    • The management of tuberculous pericardial effusion : experience in 233 consecutive patients 

      Reuter, Helmuth; Burgess, Lesley J.; Louw, Vernon J.; Doubell, Anton F. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-02)
      Aim: We report on the 30-day and one-year outcome of consecutive effusive pericarditis patients, including those with tuberculous pericarditis, over a six-year-period. Methods and Results: Patients with large ...
    • A massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosis 

      Ntshalintshali, Sipho; Mhlana, Nontembiso; Moosajee, Farzana; Abousriwiel, Riyad; George, Kiran; Du Toit, Riette (South African Heart Association, 2020)
      South Africa (SA) has a high incidence of tuberculosis. Medical conditions mimicking tuberculosis often result in erroneous treatment with antitubercular therapy (ATT) before a definitive diagnosis is made. We report on 2 ...
    • Measurement of micro-albuminuria in patients with diabetes mellitus 

      Nortje, H. F. M.; Aalbers, C.; Taljaard, J. J. F.; Hough, F. S.; Nortje, H. F. M.; Aalbers, C.; Taljaard, J. J. F.; Hough, F. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1992)
      Persistent micro-albuminuria (MA) in patients with diabetes mellitus identifies a high-risk group for the development of vascular complications. Since the methodology involved in measuring MA has not been standardised, MA ...