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Bilateral ostial coronary stenosis and rheumatic aortic valve stenosis
A 49-year-old patient presented with angina pectoris and clinical findings of aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation. Rheumatic aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation was diagnosed on echocardiography. Coronary angiography ...
Sexual risk factors associated with volunteering for HIV vaccine research in South Africa
There are few data on how the risk profiles of individuals who volunteer for HIV vaccine research compare to the general population from which participants are recruited. This study contrasts demographic and sexual risk ...
Pseudohyponatraemia in a patient with obstructive jaundice
Introduction: Pseudohyponatraemia is uncommonly associated with severe hypercholesterolaemia. Severe hypercholesterolaemia encountered in obstructive jaundice due to an abnormal lipoprotein, lipoprotein X (LpX), may result ...
Telavancin versus standard therapy for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria: FAST 2 study
Telavancin is a bactericidal lipoglycopeptide with a multifunctional mechanism of action. We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-control phase II trial. Patients S18 years of age with complicated skin and skin ...
Early pre-eclampsia: What proportion of women qualify for expectant management and if not, why not?
Objective: To determine what proportion of women with early pre-eclampsia qualify for expectant management and the magnitude of factors excluding this approach. Study design: A prospective case series with continuous data ...
Unusual pancreas hernia
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Postmenopausal bleeding: A diagnostic approach for both private and public sectors
Objective: To assess the optimal diagnostic approach to women with postmenopausal bleeding by comparing transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial sampling with office hysteroscopy. Methods: A prospective collective study was ...
We report the first known South African case of fibroblastic rheumatism, a rare dermatoarthropathy. Our patient presented with the typical clinical features of a sudden-onset, erosive polyarthritis with cutaneous nodules ...
Adjunctive quetiapine for serotonin reuptake inhibitor-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled treatment trials
Small studies have shown positive effects from adding a variety of antipsychotic agents in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are unresponsive to treatment with serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The evidence, ...
The dangers of rationing dialysis treatment: The dilemma facing a developing country
The increasing burden of chronic kidney disease places enormous strains on resources of all countries, but especially of those with emerging economies. Few developing countries are able to afford dialysis programs and those ...