Now showing items 1-10 of 665
The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for children at 18 months
Objective: To assess the long-term effects of in utero exposure to magnesium sulphate for children whose mothers had pre-eclampsia. Design: Assessment at 18 months of age for children whose mothers were recruited to the ...
Proximal renal tubular acidosis in pregnancy: A case report and literature review
Renal tubular acidosis is usually associated with chronic renal conditions and is rarely encountered in pregnancy. It may be inherited causing osteomalacia and rickets in children or acquired following autoimmune diseases ...
Promoting oral health in South Africa: public perceptions of water fluoridation.
Public knowledge of water fluoridation (WF), sources of information, purpose of WF and the level of support for the implementation of WF was assessed in South Africa. Of the 2229 respondents interviewed, 23 per cent had ...
In vitro fertilization failure: Identification of gamete defects by investigation of sperm-zona pellucida binding capacity of unfertilized oocytes
The objective of the study was to determine whether fertilization failure was due to spermatozoal or oocyte factors. Twenty-five unfertilized oocytes and from 12 IVF/GIFT couples showing total or partial fertilization ...
Tuberculosis contact investigation in a high-burden setting: House or household?
SETTING: A high tuberculosis (TB) burden setting, South Africa. Two frequently used definitions for 'household' are 1) 'all dwellings on the same plot of land that share the same residential address'; and 2) 'a group of ...
Combined heterozygosity for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutations C677T and A1298C is associated with abruptio placentae but not with intrauterine growth restrictionCombined heterozygosity for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutations C677T and A1298C is associated with abruptio placentae but not with intrauterine growth restriction
Objective: This study was undertaken to investigate the involvement of MTHFR gene mutations C677T and A1298C implicated in vascular disease, in patients with abruptio placentae and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). ...
TUNEL assay and SCSA determine different aspects of sperm DNA damage
Summary For the determination of sperm DNA damage, different assays are used. However, no further distinction is made and the literature generally speaks about DNA damage. Thus, this study aimed at comparing the sperm ...
Leucocytes and intrinsic ROS production may be factors compromising sperm chromatin condensation status
Considering that the final protection of the DNA against major assaults in terms of chromatin condensation is finalised in the epididymis, it is not known how sperm production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammatory ...
Clozapine-induced intestinal obstruction - A critical examination of four cases
[No abstract available]