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    • Torsion of the spleen and associated 'prune belly syndrome'. A case report and review of the literature 

      Heydenrych J.J.; Du Toit D.F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      Splenic torsion as a complication of wandering spleen is rare. The authors report the clinical findings, diagnostic problems and treatment of a 1-year-old Coloured child (with classic 'prune belly syndrome') in whom the ...

    • Status and prospects of genetic disease 

      Retief A.E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      The current status of our knowledge of genetic diseases is reviewed. The incidence of monogenic, multifactorial and chromosomal disorders, according to the literature to date, is given, and the possibilities of mass screening ...

    • The rehabilitation of patients with cerebrovascular accidents 

      Van Der Colf Van C.W.; Wicht C.L.; Willers E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      A rehabilitation programme for patients with cerebrovascular accidents is outlined. The effectiveness of this programme was assessed in 220 patients transferred from Tygerberg Hospital to Goodwood Aftercare Hospital during ...

    • Proliferating tricholemmal cysts. A case report 

      Le Roux F.B.; Van Der Walt J.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      Attention is focused on an uncommon, but well-defined clinical and histological entity, which is still often misdiagnosed as a squamous carcinoma. The case described in this article supports the concept that the origin of ...

    • Modified neurosyphilis in the Cape Peninsula 

      Joyce-Clarke N.; Molteno A.C.B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      A prospective study of 148 cases of neurosyphilis revealed that 85 patients exhibited a modified 'forme fruste' of the disease. A high proportion of these patients had evidence of activity in the cerebrospinal fluid, while ...

    • The influence of paraquat on the in vitro oxygen consumption of rabbit lung 

      Rossouw D.J.; Engelbrecht F.M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      The effects of paraquat on the aerobic metabolism of rabbit lung slices were investigated. The oxygen consumption of lung slices was examined at different oxygen tensions and in the presence or absence of glucose as substrate ...

    • Focal dermal hypoplasia (Goltz syndrome). Case reports 

      Derks B.; Gericke G.S.; Louw M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      Two children, both with physical stigmata of Goltz syndrome, are described. Accurate diagnosis of congenital defects in the newborn allows optimal planning of surgical treatment and more accurate prognosis and genetic counselling.

    • Evaluation of the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio and the foam test as tests of fetal lung maturity 

      Van Der Merwe H.J.; Cranna E.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      The lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio and the foam test to determine fetal lung maturity in order to prevent hyaline membrane disease (HMD) were used in 800 patients. The incidence of HMD in all neonates diminished from ...

    • Disseminated Herpesvirus hominis infection. A case report 

      Brink, J.S.F.; Swart, E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      A case of disseminated Herpesvirus hominis (type I) in a 23-year-old White man with widespread eczema is reported. The grave prognosis of this disease is stressed.

    • Congenital tuberculosis. A report of a probable case 

      Le Roux F.B.; Schwersenski J.; Greeff M.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      Extensive miliary pulmonary tuberculosis in a 17-day-old infant born to a mother with pulmonary tuberculosis is described. It was assumed that the patient probably had congenital tuberculosis.

    • Clinical and haematological problems associated with severe abruptio placentae 

      Odendaal H.J.; Brink S.; Steytler J.G. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      A clinical study was done of 80 patients in whom abruptio placentae was severe enough to cause intra-uterine death of the fetus. Central venous pressure was measured whenever possible to ensure adequate fluid replacement. ...