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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Diffusion MRI findings in Wilson's disease
Six patients having Wilson's disease were studied with diffusion MRI in order to characterize cerebral lesions. Diffusion MRI was obtained using the spin-echo, echo-planar sequence with a gradient strength of 30mT/m. The ...