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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 ...
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 ...
Clinical importance of zona pellucida-induced acrosome reaction and its predictive value for IVF
The study aimed to establish zona pellucida induced acrosome reaction response (ZIAR) among 35 couples with normal and G-pattern sperm morphology and repeated poor fertilization results during assisted reproduction treatment. ...
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 ...
Comparison of a new desktop spirometer (Diagnosa®) with a laboratory spirometer
Background: The Diagnosa is a fully integrated system, able to determine spirometry, ECG, blood pressure and body composition. Real time data can be transferred via Internet to a remote receiving center. Objectives: The ...
The factor structure for positive and negative symptoms in South African Xhosa patients with schizophrenia
Most studies investigating the symptom dimensions of schizophrenia utilising the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) and the Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) favour a three factor model. ...
Delivery of patients with early onset, severe pre-eclampsia
Objectives: To compare the effects of induction/labor to delivery before labor in early onset, severe pre-eclampsia. Methods: Five-year prospective case series. Delivery course and neonatal outcome were examined for 335 ...
Adverse effects of maternal cigarette smoking on preterm labor and abruptio placentae
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