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Promoting oral health in South Africa: public perceptions of water fluoridation.
Public knowledge of water fluoridation (WF), sources of information, purpose of WF and the level of support for the implementation of WF was assessed in South Africa. Of the 2229 respondents interviewed, 23 per cent had ...
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 ...
Evaluating the BED capture enzyme immunoassay to estimate HIV incidence among adults in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Serological assays for estimating HIV-1 incidence are prone to misclassification, limiting the accuracy of the incidence estimate. Adjustment factors have been developed and recommended for estimating assay-based HIV-1 ...
Parachute mitral valve and a large ventricular septal defect in an asymptomatic adult
I report here on an asymptomatic 28-year-old man with a parachute mitral valve associated with a significant ventricular septal defect and a stenosing supravalvular mitral ring. This condition has not been reported previously ...
Tioconazole in the treatment of vaginal candidosis
A 3-day treatment with tioconazole vaginal tablets (Gyno-Trosid; Pfizer) was used in 30 patients with vaginal candidosis during a prospective, mycologically controlled study. Candida yeasts were identified by microscopy ...
Self-injection ictal SPECT during partial seizures
The authors compared ictal SPECT injection performed by medical personnel with self-injection ictal SPECT in six patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Self-injection was safe and started faster Self- injection ...
GCH1 in early-onset Parkinson's disease
Mutations in GTP-cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1) cause autosomal dominant dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD), characterized by childhood-onset foot dystonia that later generalizes. DRD patients frequently present with associated ...
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 ...
Inhaled and oral salbutamol: How effective in the prophylaxis of asthma?
Inhaled and oral salbutamol were compared in 12 asthmatic patients for prophylaxis in antigen induced asthma. The patients were pretreated with 0.2- and 1.0-mg doses of inhaled salbutamol and with the standard oral 4- and ...
Pushed, pulled or twisted?
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