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The role of chest radiography in diagnosing patients with tuberculous pericarditis
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2005-04)
Aim: To describe the abnormalities on chest X-ray (CXR) in patients presenting with tuberculous pericardial effusions. Methods: One hundred and seventy patients presented to Tygerberg Hospital with large pericardial ...
Experience with adjunctive corticosteriods in managing tuberculous pericarditis
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2006-10)
Objectives: To compare the efficacy of intrapericardial corticosteroid therapy to either oral corticosteroid therapy or intrapericardial placebo in addition to closed pericardiocentesis and anti-tuberculous therapy in ...
The management of tuberculous pericardial effusion : experience in 233 consecutive patients
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2007-02)
Aim: We report on the 30-day and one-year outcome of consecutive effusive pericarditis patients, including those with tuberculous pericarditis, over a six-year-period. Methods and Results: Patients with large ...
Adenosine deaminase activity - more than a diagnostic tool in tuberculous pericarditis
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2005-06)
Aim: To improve the understanding of factors that influence adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in large pericardial effusions. Methods: A prospective study was carried out at Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa. ...