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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 ...
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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High-dose antithrombin III in severe sepsis: A randomized controlled trial
Context: Activation of the coagulation system and depletion of endogenous anticoagulants are frequently found in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Diffuse microthrombus formation may induce organ dysfunction ...
Citalopram 20 mg, 40 mg and 60 mg are all effective and well tolerated compared with placebo in obsessive-compulsive disorder
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors appear to be uniquely effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This double-blind, placebo-controlled study was the first trial to assess the efficacy of the most selective ...
Reduced activation of peripheral blood neutrophils after late-phase asthmatic responses but not in mild stable asthma
Background: Asthma is a process of chronic allergic inflammation that may be worsened by the activation of neutrophils during acute exacerbations. Objective: We investigated our hypothesis that changes in cellular activation ...