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Proximal renal tubular acidosis in pregnancy: A case report and literature review
Renal tubular acidosis is usually associated with chronic renal conditions and is rarely encountered in pregnancy. It may be inherited causing osteomalacia and rickets in children or acquired following autoimmune diseases ...
The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for children at 18 months
Objective: To assess the long-term effects of in utero exposure to magnesium sulphate for children whose mothers had pre-eclampsia. Design: Assessment at 18 months of age for children whose mothers were recruited to the ...
Factors associated with prevalence of mental disorder in people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
The study examines the association between the presence of mental disorder and a range of independent variables. A sample of 900 HIV-positive individuals was administered the Composite International Diagnostic Interview ...
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. ...
Modern imaging of renal tuberculosis in children
Renal tuberculosis is relatively uncommon in children. Imaging of renal tuberculosis in children differs from adults in that intravenous urography is rarely performed for urinary symptoms in childhood because of radiation ...
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 ...
The effects of atosiban on abnormal fetal heart rate patterns
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Solitary pulmonary nodule evaluation with 99mTc-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile in a tuberculosis-endemic area
High prevalence of tuberculosis increases the odds for nonmalignant solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). Positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose is the method of choice for the identification of ...
Amyloidosis: A changing clinical perspective
Primary amyloidosis is a plasma cell dyscrasia characterised by excess production of abnormal immunoglobulin light chains with their subsequent accumulation in kidneys, heart, liver as well as gastrointestinal tract and ...
Altered plasma neurokinin B levels in patients with pre-eclampsia
Objective(s): This study determines the levels of Neurokinin B (NKB) in the plasma of South African coloured pregnant women with and without pre-eclampsia (PE) and correlates these results with clinical data. Additionally, ...