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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 ...
Risk factors for recurrence of haemoptysis following bronchial artery embolisation for life-threatening haemoptysis
SETTING: Life-threatening haemoptysis is a frequent and often fatal complication in areas with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). Bronchial artery embolisation remains the standard initial treatment. Subsequent curative ...
What new knowledge did we gain through the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in 2006?
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The assessment of new anti-tuberculosis drugs for a paediatric indication
For the first time in three decades there is a promising pipeline of more than 20 new anti-tuberculosis agents at various stages of development, and several are already entering early clinical trials. Childhood tuberculosis ...
The human immunodeficiency virus epidemic: A race against time for millions and the role of flow cytometry. A Caribbean and resource-constrained country perspective
There is a race against time for millions in the world today. Both the technology and the manpower are currently available to deliver the services that are required to meet the needs of the 40 million people currently ...
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 ...
Physiologic evaluation of the patient with lung cancer being considered for resectional surgery: ACCP evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition)
Background: This section of the guidelines is intended to provide an evidence-based approach to the preoperative physiologic assessment of a patient being considered for surgical resection of lung cancer. Methods: Current ...
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. ...
Immunology of infants through adolescents: Responses to emulate for HIV vaccines
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The major target groups for an HIV vaccine include breastfeeding infants and adolescents. Differential immune maturity in these age groups may significantly impact vaccine efficacy, and should be taken ...