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Value of different staging systems for predicting neurological outcome in childhood tuberculous meningitis
BACKGROUND: The stage of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) at presentation is strongly associated with prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To compare different staging systems for TBM in predicting outcome. METHODS: The associations of ...
Triple therapy with clarithromycin, omeprazole, and amoxicillin for eradication of Helicobacter pylori in duodenal ulcer patients in Asia and Africa
Background: Studies assessing the efficacy of triple therapy containing clarithromycin and amoxicillin for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection and healing of duodenal ulcers in Asian and African countries are ...
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 ...
Brain uptake of iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine following therapy of malignant pheochromocytomaBrain uptake of iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine following therapy of malignant pheochromocytoma
Intracranial metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake is occasionally and only faintly visualized on diagnostic studies. Recently, intense normal cerebellar uptake was described on posttherapy MIBG images. Experience at the ...
Thymidine substitution by 5-bromodeoxiuridine (BUDR) in metaphase chromosomes
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Stereotactic proton beam therapy for intracranial arteriovenous malformations
Purpose: To investigate hypofractionated stereotactic proton therapy of predominantly large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) by analyzing retrospectively the results from a cohort of patients. Methods and ...
Prospects for proton therapy in carcinoma of the cervix
Carcinoma of the cervix remains a serious problem worldwide. The results of radiation therapy varies from institution to institution, with actuarial 5-year survival rates for Stage IIIB disease of between 28 and 60%. The ...
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy: A fi rst-line diagnostic procedure in paediatric tuberculosis suspects with peripheral lymphadenopathy?
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and time to diagnosis of fi ne-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) vs. routine respiratory specimens collected from children with a palpable peripheral lymph node mass and symptoms ...
Management of life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis incidence
BACKGROUND: Emergency admissions with life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis (TB) incidence at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa. It is unclear if lung ...