• 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 ...
    • Medical art - A brief general overview, and its development in South Africa 

      Van der Bijl, Pieter (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2001)
      [No abstract available]
    • Medication possession ratio associated with short-term virologic response in individuals initiating antiretroviral therapy in Namibia 

      Hong, Steven Y.; Jerger, Logan; Jonas, Anna; Badi, Alfons; Cohen, Steven; Nachega, Jean B.; Parienti, Jean-Jacques; Tang, Alice M.; Wanke, Christine; Terrin, Norma; Pereko, Dawn; Blom, Abraham; Trotter, Andrew B.; Jordan, Michael R. (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The visual-analogue scale (VAS), Likert item (rating scale), pills identification test (PIT), and medication possession ratio (MPR) provide estimates of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence which correlate ...
    • Meeting the challenges in the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies 

      Manie, Mouroed (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Inflammatory myopathy (IM) is a rubric term to describe a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases typified by dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The current classifications are unsatisfactory, but IM associated with other ...
    • Mendelian-inherited heart disease : a gateway to understanding mechanisms in heart disease : update on work done at the University of Stellenbosch 

      Brink, P. A.; Moolman-Smook, J. C.; Corfield, V. A. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2009-02)
      The presence of founder effects in South Africa for many single-gene diseases, which include heart diseases such as progressive familial heart block types I and II, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the long QT syndromes, ...
    • Die mens is nie net 'n nommer nie 

      Bock, O. A. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975-03)
      Man is not just a number, but a unique blend of body, personality and social being. Everyone will become ill at some stago;! of his or her life, because nobody enjoys perfect health. To understand fully the nature of ...
    • Misuse of blood 

      Burman, N. D. (HMPG, 1977-11)
      LETTER: In recent months an increasing number of patients have been referred to us by doctors from outside with a standard note: "... breathlessness ... tiredness ... anaemia (4-8 g/100 ml) ... blood transfusion given ... ...
    • Mitochondrial function and free fatty acid levels in rats with portacaval shunt 

      Lochner, A.; Benade, A. J. S.; Kotze, J. C. N. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1979)
      The effects of portacaval shunting on the oxidative phosphorylation process of mitochondria isolated from rat liver and skeletal muscle were evaluated and correlated with mitochondrial free fatty acid (FFA) contents. ...
    • Mitral stenosis with free-floating left atrial thrombus and recurrent systemic embolisation: A case report 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Vogts, B. C.; Hunter, J.; Knott-Craig C. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-02)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A 64-year-old white woman with moderately severe rheumatic mitral stenosis complicated by atrial fibrillation and recurrent systemic embolisation to the brain was found at operation to have a large ...
    • Mitral subannular left ventricular aneurysm : a case report 

      Edelstein, C. L.; Blake, R. S.; Klopper, J. F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987)
      A mitral subannular left ventricular aneurysm in an Ovambo man is described. This condition should be suspected in patients of negroid descent presenting with mitral incompetence and a localised bulge on the left heart ...
    • Mitral valve apparatus : echocardiographic features predicting the outcome of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy 

      Du Toit, R.; Brice, E. A. W.; Van Niekerk, J. D.; Doubell, A. F. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-06)
      Objectives: To evaluate the significance of involvement of subvalvular apparatus in the outcome of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and to determine the predictive value ...
    • Mitral valve prolapse complicated by acute cerebral embolism, arrhythmias and painless myocardial infarction : a case presentation and overview 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Tredoux, J. G.; Van der Walt, J. J.; Tiedt, F. A. C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A case of 'primary' mitral valve prolapse is documented. The patient was admitted with right-sided hemiplegia of sudden onset, probably caused by a cerebral embolus from the mitral valve. He also had a painless transmural ...
    • Mobile health technology for enhancing the COVID-19 response in Africa : a potential game changer? 

      Nachega, Jean B.; Leisegang, Rory; Kallay, Oscar; Mills, Edward J.; Zumla, Alimuddin; Lester, Richard T. (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2020)
      The WHO Africa Region is experiencing an increase in the number of novel COVID-19 cases. As of May 20, 2020, 63,521 cases with 1,796 deaths (2.8% case fatality) have been reported from 45 countries.1 Although these ...
    • Modelling the healthcare costs of skin cancer in South Africa 

      Gordon, Louisa G.; Elliott, Thomas M.; Wright, Caradee Y.; Deghaye, Nicola; Visser, Willie (BioMed Central, 2016)
      Background: Skin cancer is a growing public health problem in South Africa due to its high ambient ultraviolet radiation environment. The purpose of this study was to estimate the annual health system costs of ...
    • Moderate to severe HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment : a randomized placebo-controlled trial of lithium 

      Decloedt, Eric H.; Freeman, Carla; Howells, Fleur; Casson-Crook, Martine; Lesosky, Maia; Koutsilieri, Eleni; Lovestone, Simon; Maartens, Gary; Joska, John A. (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016-11)
      Background: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) remains highly prevalent despite effective anti-retroviral therapy (ART). A number of adjunctive pharmacotherapies for HAND have been studied with disappointing ...