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Stereotactic proton beam therapy of skull base meningiomas
Purpose: To review outcomes for patients with skull base meningiomas treated using the stereotactic proton beam at the National Accelerator Center (NAC), Republic of South Africa. Methods and Materials: Since 1993, 27 ...
An intracytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancy with a globozoospermic male
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Comparable clinical efficacy and tolerability of 20 mg pantoprazole and 20 mg omeprazole in patients with grade I reflux oesophagitis
Background: Several clinical trials have shown that pantoprazole (40 mg) and omeprazole (40 or 20 mg) have similar efficacy and safety in the treatment of grade II-IV reflux oesophagitis (Savary-Miller classification). ...
Genotype-phenotype correlation in the long-QT syndrome: Gene-specific triggers for life-threatening arrhythmias
Background - The congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by mutations on several genes, all of which encode cardiac ion channels. The progressive understanding of the electrophysiological consequences of these mutations ...
No clinical benefit of adding cisapride to pantoprazole for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Objective Although a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and a prokinetic drug are often combined for the medical treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), there are few well-conducted clinical studies on the efficacy ...
Predictive value of normal sperm morphology in intrauterine insemination (IUI): A structured literature review
The aim of the study was to conduct a structured review of the literature published on the use of normal sperm morphology, as an indicator of male fertility potential in intrauterine insemination (IUI) programmes. Published ...
Aylesbury and cervitula spatulas: A comparative study to assess the adequacy of cervical smears
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the Aylesbury (Pharmaceutical Enterprises Ltd., Pinelands, Capetown, South Africa) or Cervitula spatula (Harwill Medical, Capetown, South Africa) is more effective for adequate cervical smears ...
Serum concentrations of some metals and steroids in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome with reference to neurological and cognitive abnormalities
Chronic fatigue syndrome is defined by the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA, USA) as debilitating fatigue lasting for longer than 6 months. Symptoms include disturbances of cognition. Certain factors have ...
Band 3 Cape Town (E90K) causes severe hereditary spherocytosis in combination with band 3 Prague III
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited haemolytic anaemia, characterized by spheroidal, osmotically fragile red blood cells. This disorder exhibits heterogeneity in terms of both clinical severity and underlying ...
Zoledronic acid versus pamidronate in the treatment of skeletal metastases in patients with breast cancer or osteolytic lesions of multiple myeloma: A phase III, double-blind, comparative trial
PURPOSE: Zoledronic acid, a new and more potent bisphosphonate, was compared with pamidronate, the current standard treatment for patients with osteolytic or mixed bone metastases/lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of ...