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Ascites revisited: The value of serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG)
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INH preventive therapy (IPT) in HIV-infected south African children
HIV-infected children have a high risk of acquiring tuberculosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) recommendations for adults and children living with HIV, based on efficacy ...
Wireless networks for surveillance, data capture and data management in the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic care and treatment programmes.
Biomedical and demographic data capture and the subsequent management of such information are critical factors in the implementation of any level of healthcare prevention and treatment program. The developing world is ...
Inherited and acquired thrombophilias and poor pregnancy outcome: Should we be treating with heparin?Inherited and acquired thrombophilias and poor pregnancy outcome: Should we be treating with heparin?
Purpose of review: The most important acquired thrombophilia related to poor pregnancy outcome is probably antiphospholipid syndrome. Inherited thrombophilias that have been implicated in venous thromboembolism and poor ...
Poverty and human immunodeficiency virus in children: A view from the Western Cape, South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region affected worst by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with the most southern countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa, carrying the highest disease burden. This ...
Fine needle aspiration biopsy: An undervalued diagnostic modality in paediatric mycobacterial disease
Mycobacterial disease, and particularly tuberculosis (TB), is an escalating problem in developing countries, fuelled by the parallel human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. In TB endemic countries children carry a ...
The assessment of new anti-tuberculosis drugs for a paediatric indication
For the first time in three decades there is a promising pipeline of more than 20 new anti-tuberculosis agents at various stages of development, and several are already entering early clinical trials. Childhood tuberculosis ...
The burden of childhood tuberculosis: A public health perspective
The burden of childhood tuberculosis (TB) reflects recent transmission within a community and the level of TB control achieved within the adult (maintenance host) population. Children contribute little to the maintenance ...
The role of epilepsy surgery in southern Africa
Epilepsy surgery plays an important role in the management of patients with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy and lesional epilepsies. When performed early in the course of the illness, surgery can render many ...
Anatomical and functional aspects of testicular descent and cryptorchidism
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