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'What I've noticed what they need is the stats': Lay HIV counsellors' reports of working in a task-orientated health care system
Counselling has been recognized as an important component of HIV and AIDS care, and an essential part of HIV testing. In South Africa, a commonly used model is for lay counsellors to be trained by non-governmental organizations ...
Clinical trial: Intravenous pantoprazole vs. ranitidine for the prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding: A multicentre, multinational, randomized trial
Background: Controlled pantoprazole data in peptic ulcer bleeding are few. Aim: To compare intravenous (IV) pantoprazole with IV ranitidine for bleeding ulcers. Methods: After endoscopic haemostasis, 1256 patients were ...
Diurnal blood pressure variation in the evaluation of early onset severe pre-eclampsia
Objective: : To study the association between diurnal variation in blood pressure, the mean daily blood pressure and various complications of pregnancy in patients presenting with severe pre-eclampsia before 34 weeks' ...
Early pre-eclampsia: What proportion of women qualify for expectant management and if not, why not?
Objective: To determine what proportion of women with early pre-eclampsia qualify for expectant management and the magnitude of factors excluding this approach. Study design: A prospective case series with continuous data ...
The optimal dosage of ketanserin for patients with severe hypertension in pregnancy
Objective: To establish the optimal dosage of ketanserin in the treatment of severe hypertension in pregnancy. Study design: A double blind prospective randomised controlled trail, comparing 10mg ketanserin given as ...
The effects of atosiban on abnormal fetal heart rate patterns
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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 ...
Transbronchial needle aspirates: How many passes per target site?
Transbronchial needle aspiration is a bronchoscopic sampling method for a variety of bronchial and pulmonary lesions. The present study investigated whether and how serial needle passes contribute to the yield of transbronchial ...
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, ...