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Intragastric pH during Continuous Infusion with Pantoprazole in Patients with Bleeding Peptic Ulcer
OBJECTIVES: In managing patients with bleeding peptic ulcers, prevention of rebleeding is a particular challenge to hemostasis and fibrinolysis, both of which involve reactions that are impaired in acidic gastric environment. ...
Defects of blastogenesis: Counseling dilemmas in two families
Three patients are described with defects of blastogenesis and predominantly midline defects. Two were sibs of whom the firstborn were female cephalothoracopagusconjoined twins with multiple predominantly midline defects ...
Intrapleural streptokinase for empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusions
We conducted a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether streptokinase instillations adjunctive to chest tube drainage reduce the need for surgery and improve outcome in patients with pleural ...
Primary and postprimary or reactivation tuberculosis: Time to revise confusing terminology?
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Determinants of unprotected sex among HIV-positive patients in South Africa
This study examined the prevalence of unprotected sex, other sexual risk behaviours, and factors associated with unprotected sex among men and women recently diagnosed with HIV in South Africa. One hundred and forty-nine ...
Diagnostic yield and safety of ultrasound-assisted biopsies in superior vena cava syndrome
The yield and safety of ultrasound (US)-assisted transthoracic fine needle aspirations (TTFNA) and cutting needle biopsies (CNB) in the setting of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome are unknown. The aims of the present ...
Endovascular treatment of penetrating thoracic outlet arterial injuries
Objectives: to establish the feasibility of stent-graft treatment of penetrating thoracic outlet arterial injuries. Design: prospective study. Materials and methods: forty-one patients with penetrating injuries to the ...
Effect of reactive oxygen species produced by spermatozoa and leukocytes on sperm functions in non-leukocytospermic patients
Objective: To investigate whether there is an impact of different sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on sperm functions. Design: Prospective study. Setting: Patients at the Center for Dermatology and Andrology, ...
Effects of folic acid and zinc sulfate on male factor subfertility: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Objective: To study the effects of folic acid and zinc sulfate treatment on semen variables in fertile and subfertile men. Design: Double-blind, placebo-controlled interventional study. Setting: Two outpatient fertility ...
Clonogenic growth patterns correlate with chemotherapy response in acute myeloid leukaemia
Cytosine arabinoside and anthracycline-containing regimens induce remission in upwards of 60% of previously untreated patients with adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Despite this, in addition to primary drug resistance, ...