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Delayed pericardial effusion following stab wounds to the chest
Introduction: Delayed pericardial effusion following penetrating cardiac trauma has not been commonly reported, and the exact incidence remains unknown. It was more common before 1960, when pericardiocentesis was still a ...
Pericardial rupture and cardiac herniation after blunt chest trauma
Pericardial rupture after blunt chest trauma is rare and is associated with a high mortality rate. We describe a patient with traumatic pericardial rupture and cardiac herniation who was successfully treated surgically. ...
Localization of tyrosine phosphorylated proteins in human sperm and relation to capacitation and zona pellucida binding
Mammalian sperm must undergo a process known as capacitation before fertilization can take place. A key intracellular event that occurs during capacitation is protein tyrosine phosphorylation. The objective of this study ...
Endovascular management of traumatic cervicothoracic arteriovenous fistula
Background: This study evaluated a single-centre experience with endovascular repair of traumatic arteriovenous fistula in the cervicothoracic region. Methods: Endovascular repair of 27 traumatic cervicothoracic arteriovenous ...
The hereditary adult-onset ataxias in South Africa
There is little data on the spectrum and frequencies of the autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) from the African continent. We undertook a large prospective population-based study over a 10-year period in ...
Molecular characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C viruses from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: Implications for vaccine and antiretroviral control strategies
The KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa is experiencing an explosive outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) subtype C infections. Understanding the genetic diversity of C viruses and the biological ...
Neurologic outcome after penetrating extracranial arterial trauma
Purpose: We undertook this study to determine factors that adversely affect outcome in patients with penetrating injury to the extracranial cerebral vasculature. Patients and Methods: Medical records were reviewed for all ...
Long term survival of children with burkitt lymphoma in Malawi after cyclophosphamide monotherapy
Background. Between 1991 and 1997, limited funding at times restricted available treatment for children with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) to cyclophosphamide (CPM) monotherapy at Lilongwe Central Hospital, Malawi. Our objective ...
An extrathoracic cause for a unilateral hyperlucent lung on a chest radiograph
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Infective endocarditis in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: A three-year prospective study
Background: The last 50 years have seen major changes in the epidemiology of infective endocarditis (IE). Aim: To evaluate local patient characteristics, risk factors, clinical sequelae, microbiology, morbidity and mortality ...