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Accuracy of pleural puncture sites: A prospective comparison of clinical examination with ultrasound
Study objective: To assess the value of chest ultrasonography vs clinical examination for planning of diagnostic pleurocentesis (DPC). Design: Prospective comparative study. Setting: Pulmonary unit of a tertiary teaching ...
Transbronchial needle aspirates: Comparison of two preparation methods
Study objectives: Transbronchial needle aspiration has evolved as a key bronchoscopic sampling method. Specimen handling and preparation are underrated yet crucial aspects of the technique. This study was designed to ...
Role of biochemical tests in the diagnosis of large pericardial effusions
Study objectives: To determine the biochemical characteristics of large pericardial effusions in various disease states, and to assess their utility as diagnostic tools. Setting: An academic university hospital in the ...
Paraneoplastic bilateral proptosis in a case of non-small cell lung cancer
We report the case of a 51-year-old woman with a large cell bronchial carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (T3N0M0, stage IIB) and bilateral exophthalmos. A CT of the orbitae was compatible with Graves ophthalmopathy, ...
Triptorelin 6-month formulation in the management of patients with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer: An open-label, non-comparative, multicentre, phase III study
Background and Objectives: Triptorelin 6-month formulation was developed to offer greater convenience to both patients and physicians by reducing the injection frequency. The efficacy, pharmacokinetics and safety of a new ...
Current patient perceptions on the menopause: A South African perspective
Objective: To evaluate current patient perspectives on the postmenopausal period in South Africa. Methods: The study was conducted in a specialist private practice in Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa during 2004. All ...
Pseudohyponatraemia in a patient with obstructive jaundice
Introduction: Pseudohyponatraemia is uncommonly associated with severe hypercholesterolaemia. Severe hypercholesterolaemia encountered in obstructive jaundice due to an abnormal lipoprotein, lipoprotein X (LpX), may result ...
Review of the prevalence of macroprolactinaemia in a South African hospital
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Major flares in women with SLE on combined oral contraception
Two recent trials concluded that the use of oral contraceptives (OC) did not induce flares in lupus patients. We record our experience with OC in patients with stable lupus. Eight patients were enrolled in an open trial. ...
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 ...