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Cytokine production in patients with tuberculous pericarditis
SETTING: An academic hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cytokine production (interferon-gamma [IFN-γ], interleukin-1 [IL-1], interleukin-2 [IL-2], interleukin-6 [IL-6], interleukin-10 [IL-10], ...
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for treatment of open tibial fractures a prospective, controlled, randomized study of four hundred and fifty patients
Background: The treatment of open fractures of the tibial shaft is often complicated by delayed union and non-union. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the use of recombinant human bone ...
Phase II trial of ZD0473 as second-line therapy in mesothelioma
A phase II, open-label, non-comparative, multicentre trial of the platinum analogue ZD0473 as second-line therapy for pleural mesothelioma has been completed. The objectives were to evaluate the activity and tolerability ...
Intrauterine insemination: A systematic review on determinants of success
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a frequently indicated therapeutic modality in infertility. Here, a systematic review of the literature was performed to examine the current status of clinical and laboratory methodologies ...
Long-term follow up of childhood tuberculous meningitis
The purpose of the present study was to determine the long-term outcome of 76 children (40 females and 36 males) diagnosed and treated with modern antituberculosis drugs. The median age of the children on admission was ...
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 ...
Juxta-renal inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma
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Patient-controlled epidural analgesia versus continuous infusion for labour analgesia: A meta-analysis
Background. Patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) is a relatively new method of maintaining labour analgesia. There have been many studies performed that have compared the efficacy of PCEA with continuous epidural ...
HHV-8 subtypes in South Africa: Identification of a case suggesting a novel B variant
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) has been identified as the causative agent for all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma and is also associated with the development of body cavity- based B-cell lymphomas and multicentric Castleman's ...
Tuberculosis meningitis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children who recovered from tuberculous meningitis (TBM) as part of an ongoing TBM research project. During ...