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Pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus: A retrospective study from a developing community
Little data exists from the developing world on pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A 10-year review of pregnancies in lupus patients was conducted at a tertiary hospital in a developing country. Forty-seven ...
Diurnal blood pressure variation in the evaluation of early onset severe pre-eclampsia
Objective: : To study the association between diurnal variation in blood pressure, the mean daily blood pressure and various complications of pregnancy in patients presenting with severe pre-eclampsia before 34 weeks' ...
The use of short tandem repeat polymorphisms for monitoring chimerism following bone marrow transplantation: A short report
Following immunohaematopoietic stem cell transplantation, it is of importance to determine whether the new blood forming system is of recipient or donor origin and such phenotypic characterisation is called chimerism ...
Unusual cause for massive cardiomegaly
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Surgical and Endovascular Management of Penetrating Innominate Artery Injuries
Objective: To review our management of penetrating innominate artery injuries by open and endovascular techniques. Methods: Data regarding patient demography, clinical presentation, investigations, associated injuries, ...
Third trimester plasma neurokinin B levels in women with and without preeclampsia
Objective. This study was undertaken to measure neurokinin B (NKB) levels in pregnant women with and without preeclampsia (PE) in the third trimester. The study focused on the Black (sub-Saharan ancestry) and 'mixed ancestry' ...
Long-term results of stent graft treatment of subclavian artery injuries: Management of choice for stable patients?
Background: The management of penetrating subclavian artery injuries poses a formidable surgical challenge. The feasibility of stent graft repair is already established. General use of this modality is not widely accepted ...
Evaluation of adapted whole-blood interferon-γ release assays for the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis
Background: Pleural tuberculosis (TB) remains difficult to diagnose despite numerous diagnostic tools. Recently, in vitro interferon (IFN)-γ-based assays have been introduced in the diagnosis of latent TB, but these ...
Stair climbing in the functional assessment of lung resection candidates
Background: Algorithms for the pre-operative evaluation of lung resection candidates with impaired lung function invariably include maximum oxygen uptake (VO2MAX) as a critical parameter of functional reserves, with a ...
The relationship between behavioural inhibition, anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in HIV-positive adults: A cross-sectional controlled study
This study examined the relationships between behavioural inhibition (BI), anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in 456 HIV-infected adults attending primary healthcare HIV clinics in South Africa. Our first hypothesis ...