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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 ...
Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infections confirmed by β-tubulin sequence analysis of case isolates
Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is an agent of opportunistic phaeohyphomycosis belonging to a genus encompassing numerous recently described and soon-to-be-described, difficult-to-identify human pathogens. It appears in the ...
A patient with a persistent pleural effusion
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Distribution of brain infarction in children with tuberculous meningitis and correlation with outcome score at 6 months
Background: Prognostic indicators for tuberculous meningitis (TBM) offer realistic expectations for parents of affected children. Infarctions affecting the basal ganglia are associated with a poor outcome. Objective: To ...
Diagnosing tuberculous pericarditis
Background: Definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis requires isolation of the tubercle bacillus from pericardial fluid, but isolating the organism is often difficult. Aim: To improve diagnostic efficiency for ...
Remission in first-episode psychosis: Predictor variables and symptom improvement patterns
Background: Previous attempts to identify clinically useful predictors of treatment outcome in schizophrenia have been hampered by methodological inconsistencies, including a lack of standardized outcome measures. Recently ...
Meningococcal purpura fulminans treated with medicinal leeches
INTRODUCTION: Meningococcal septicemia remains one of the most common infectious causes of admission to a pediatric intensive care unit. Numerous treatment strategies aimed at the thromboembolic complications inducing ...
Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae)
Cross-species chromosome painting was used to determine homologous chromosomal regions between two species of mole-rat, the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber (2n = 60), and the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (2n = ...
Comparison of diagnostic criteria of tuberculous meningitis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected children
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculous (TB) meningitis is sometimes difficult to diagnose in young children. The decision to start anti-TB treatment of TB meningitis is usually made on clinical grounds and results of special investigations, ...
Radiographic signs and symptoms in children treated for tuberculosis: Possible implications for symptom-based screening in resource-limited settings
Background: The World Health Organization advises active tracing of children younger than 5 years old in household contact with a sputum smear-positive tuberculosis index case. This study compared radiographic disease ...