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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 ...
Survival of patients with SLE admitted to an intensive care unit - A retrospective study
We examined the demography, reasons for admission and cause of death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) over a 7-year period. Fourteen patients were admitted ...
Granular myringitis: Report of three prospective studies evaluating treatment options
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Comparison of two active case-finding strategies for community-based diagnosis of symptomatic smear-positive tuberculosis and control of infectious tuberculosis in Harare, Zimbabwe (DETECTB): A cluster-randomised trial
Background Control of tuberculosis in settings with high HIV prevalence is a pressing public health priority. We tested two active case-finding strategies to target long periods of infectiousness before diagnosis, which ...
Telavancin versus standard therapy for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria: FAST 2 study
Telavancin is a bactericidal lipoglycopeptide with a multifunctional mechanism of action. We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-control phase II trial. Patients S18 years of age with complicated skin and skin ...
Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Rosuvastatin 40 mg in Patients With Severe Hypercholesterolemia
Patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesteral levels are at high risk of cardiovascular events but are often undertreated and fail to achieve lipid goals. This open-label, noncomparative, multicenter ...
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. ...
Risk of breast cancer in relation to the use of injectable progestogen contraceptives and combined estrogen/progestogen contraceptives
Recent studies have suggested that progestogen-only contraceptives and combined estrogen/progestogen oral contraceptives (COCs) may increase the risk of breast cancer among women less than 35 years of age or among recent ...
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 ...