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Management of life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis incidence
BACKGROUND: Emergency admissions with life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis (TB) incidence at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa. It is unclear if lung ...
An atropine and glycopyrrolate combination reduces mortality in organophosphate poisoning
Anticholinergics are the mainstay of the pharmacological management of organophosphate poisoning (OPP). Atropine has the potential to cause central toxicity which may complicate the management of this life-threatening ...
Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals
It has been suggested that an HIV diagnosis may increase the likelihood of mental disorders among infected individuals and that the progression of HIV may be hastened by mental disorders like anxiety and depression. ...
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 ...
Posterior axilla sling traction for intractable shoulder dystocia
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A study of meningiomas in South Africa: Investigating a correlation between clinical presentation, histopathology and genetic markers
Objective. To determine whether there are certain genetic markers which correlate with particular clinical characteristics of meningiomas including multiplicity, recurrence and calvarial erosion. Methods. Thirty-eight South ...
A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind phase 2 study of docetaxel compared to docetaxel plus zosuquidar (LY335979) in women with metastatic or locally recurrent breast cancer who have received one prior chemotherapy regimen
Purpose: To determine if concomitant administration of docetaxel plus zosuquidar.3HC1 can prolong progression-free survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Methods: A randomized, double-blind, multicenter, ...
Prevalence of genital mycoplasmas, ureaplasmas and chlamydia in pregnancy
The study was designed to determine the prevalence of genital mycoplasmas, ureaplasmas and Chlamydia on women attending their first prenatal visit, in conjunction with pre-term labour or HIV status. For pre-term labour ...
Mycophenolate mofetil versus cyclophosphamide for induction treatment of lupus nephritis
Recent studies have suggested that mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) may offer advantages over intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVC) for the treatment of lupus nephritis, but these therapies have not been compared in an international ...
Psychological well-being and socio-economic hardship among AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Guinea
Over the past decade, the effects of AIDS-related parental death on children's socio-economic, educational and psychological well-being have become apparent. Most studies, however, have compared the plight of so-called ...