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Bilateral ostial coronary stenosis and rheumatic aortic valve stenosis
A 49-year-old patient presented with angina pectoris and clinical findings of aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation. Rheumatic aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation was diagnosed on echocardiography. Coronary angiography ...
Sexual risk factors associated with volunteering for HIV vaccine research in South Africa
There are few data on how the risk profiles of individuals who volunteer for HIV vaccine research compare to the general population from which participants are recruited. This study contrasts demographic and sexual risk ...
Telavancin versus standard therapy for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria: FAST 2 study
Telavancin is a bactericidal lipoglycopeptide with a multifunctional mechanism of action. We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-control phase II trial. Patients S18 years of age with complicated skin and skin ...
Unusual pancreas hernia
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The dangers of rationing dialysis treatment: The dilemma facing a developing country
The increasing burden of chronic kidney disease places enormous strains on resources of all countries, but especially of those with emerging economies. Few developing countries are able to afford dialysis programs and those ...
Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infections confirmed by β-tubulin sequence analysis of case isolates
Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is an agent of opportunistic phaeohyphomycosis belonging to a genus encompassing numerous recently described and soon-to-be-described, difficult-to-identify human pathogens. It appears in the ...
Phaeoacremonium krajdenii, a cause of white grain eumycetoma
We describe the first case of white grain pedal eumycetoma caused by Phaeoacremonium krajdenii in a 41-year-old man from Goa, India. Based on histological examination of biopsy tissue showing serpentine granules, a culture ...
Beauty and the beast: Psychobiologic and evolutionary perspectives on body dysmorphic disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by preoccupation with a defect in appearance. Concepts of beauty play a particularly crucial role in humans' mental and social life, and may have specific psychobiologic and ...
Diagnosing tuberculous pericarditis
Background: Definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis requires isolation of the tubercle bacillus from pericardial fluid, but isolating the organism is often difficult. Aim: To improve diagnostic efficiency for ...
Remission in first-episode psychosis: Predictor variables and symptom improvement patterns
Background: Previous attempts to identify clinically useful predictors of treatment outcome in schizophrenia have been hampered by methodological inconsistencies, including a lack of standardized outcome measures. Recently ...