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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], ...
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection with testicular spermatozoa in men with azoospermia
Purpose: The aim of the study was to gain an insight into the optimal management of the infertile couple with the husband suffering from azoospermia. Methods: One hundred and forty-two intracytoplasmic sperm injection ...
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 ...
Mutations of the light meromyosin domain of the β-myosin heavy chain rod in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by mutations in 9 sarcomeric protein genes. The most commonly affected is β-myosin heavy chain (MYH7), where missense mutations cluster in the head and neck regions and ...
The use of adenosine deaminase and interferon-γ as diagnostic tools for tuberculous pericarditis
Background: Traditional diagnostic tests for pericardial tuberculosis (TB) are insensitive and often require long culture periods, and this has led to more emphasis being placed on biochemical tests such as the pericardial ...
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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