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Comparison of a new desktop spirometer (Diagnosa®) with a laboratory spirometer
Background: The Diagnosa is a fully integrated system, able to determine spirometry, ECG, blood pressure and body composition. Real time data can be transferred via Internet to a remote receiving center. Objectives: The ...
Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of South African HIV-1 subtype C accessory genes
To acquire new knowledge about the genetic diversity and potential impact on vaccine strategies of HIV-1 subtype C in South Africa, we have characterized the vif, vpr, and vpu genes of 15 isolates. Phylogenetic analysis ...
Clinicopathological features of Meckel's diverticula in 32 patients, with emphasis on the presence of Helicobacter pylori
Meckel's diverticula (MD) with areas of gastric heterotopia (metaplasia) are more likely to become symptomatic than those that contain mucosa of purely an intestinal type. Helicobacter pylori has been associated with the ...
Reduced activation of peripheral blood neutrophils after late-phase asthmatic responses but not in mild stable asthma
Background: Asthma is a process of chronic allergic inflammation that may be worsened by the activation of neutrophils during acute exacerbations. Objective: We investigated our hypothesis that changes in cellular activation ...