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Stereotactic proton beam therapy of skull base meningiomas
Purpose: To review outcomes for patients with skull base meningiomas treated using the stereotactic proton beam at the National Accelerator Center (NAC), Republic of South Africa. Methods and Materials: Since 1993, 27 ...
Seasonal changes in human sperm chromatin condensation
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate possible seasonal changes in human sperm parameters, especially chromatin condensation. Method: In a first run, 3155 patients attending the andrological outpatient clinic ...
An intracytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancy with a globozoospermic male
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Comparable clinical efficacy and tolerability of 20 mg pantoprazole and 20 mg omeprazole in patients with grade I reflux oesophagitis
Background: Several clinical trials have shown that pantoprazole (40 mg) and omeprazole (40 or 20 mg) have similar efficacy and safety in the treatment of grade II-IV reflux oesophagitis (Savary-Miller classification). ...
Genotype-phenotype correlation in the long-QT syndrome: Gene-specific triggers for life-threatening arrhythmias
Background - The congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by mutations on several genes, all of which encode cardiac ion channels. The progressive understanding of the electrophysiological consequences of these mutations ...
Possible role of adjunctive thalidomide therapy in the resolution of a massive intracranial tuberculous abcess
We present the case of a young child who developed a massive tuberculous abscess of the posterior fossa while being treated for pulmonary tuberculosis. Clinical improvement after surgical excision of the abscess was followed ...
Validation of a new disposable counting chamber
In a routine prospective study, 3 different counting chambers were compared for manual and computer-assisted evaluations. Swim-up samples were used so as to remove all debris and other cells that may contaminate the ...
No clinical benefit of adding cisapride to pantoprazole for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Objective Although a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and a prokinetic drug are often combined for the medical treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), there are few well-conducted clinical studies on the efficacy ...
Predictive value of normal sperm morphology in intrauterine insemination (IUI): A structured literature review
The aim of the study was to conduct a structured review of the literature published on the use of normal sperm morphology, as an indicator of male fertility potential in intrauterine insemination (IUI) programmes. Published ...
Aylesbury and cervitula spatulas: A comparative study to assess the adequacy of cervical smears
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the Aylesbury (Pharmaceutical Enterprises Ltd., Pinelands, Capetown, South Africa) or Cervitula spatula (Harwill Medical, Capetown, South Africa) is more effective for adequate cervical smears ...