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Tuberculous pericarditis and HIV infection in Africa
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008)
[No abstract available]
Aminoglycoside monitoring: Perspective on current trends in the Western Cape
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005)
[No abstract available]
The role of chest radiography in diagnosing patients with tuberculous pericarditis
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2005-04)
Aim: To describe the abnormalities on chest X-ray (CXR) in patients presenting with tuberculous pericardial effusions. Methods: One hundred and seventy patients presented to Tygerberg Hospital with large pericardial ...
Experience with adjunctive corticosteriods in managing tuberculous pericarditis
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2006-10)
Objectives: To compare the efficacy of intrapericardial corticosteroid therapy to either oral corticosteroid therapy or intrapericardial placebo in addition to closed pericardiocentesis and anti-tuberculous therapy in ...
Refinements and innovations in biopsy and analysis techniques for pleural and lung disease
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
1.1. Background Tumors arising from the lung, pleura, or chest wall are a frequent problem in clinical pulmonary medicine. Most lesions are either infectious, neoplastic or granulomatous in nature, but a variety of other ...
Neurological ageing factors : neurobiology of ageing and prevention of dementia
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2005-06)
By the year 2000 the total human population passed the 6 billion mark. It is estimated to peak at 9 billion around 2070 before declining to 8.4 billion at the end of the century. The decline will largely be due to reduced ...
Acute renal failure in the medical ICU still predictive of high mortality
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
Background. We aimed to determine the outcome and certain predictors of outcome for acute renal failure (ARF) in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) at Tygerberg Hospital. Method. We conducted a retrospective, single-centre ...
Striving towards the ideal cardiac functional assessment strategy : the contribution of tissue Doppler, strain and strain rate imaging
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-11)
In cardiac research, a major goal of prevention of catastrophic events by risk-factor management and earlier detection has, in recent years, led to a proliferation of imaging modalities, moving us from old-fashioned chest ...
Race and gender representation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or long QT syndrome cases in a South African research setting
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-10)
We researched hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and long QT syndrome (LQTS) as models for studying the pathophysiology of arrhythmias and hypertrophy, and in the process we have had the opportunity to compare local ...
Mitral valve apparatus : echocardiographic features predicting the outcome of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy
(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 ...