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    • An unusual presentation of carcinoma of the colon in a child. A case report 

      Heydenrych J.J.; Warren B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A patient with carcinoma of the large bowel who presented with a subphrenic abscess is reported. This case emphasizes two important facts relating to colonic cancer in childhood: (i) premalignant disease of the large bowel ...

    • An unusual case of uterine rupture. A case report 

      Nel J.T. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      An unusual case of uterine rupture in a primigravida, in which the left leg of the infant ruptured through the posterior fundal part of the uterus, is presented. No definitive predisposing cause could be found. Some of the ...

    • Trends in adolescent pregnancies at Tygerberg Hospital, 1976-1980 

      Prinsloo F.R. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      This study was undertaken to highlight trends relating to pregnancies among females aged less than 21 years seen at Tygerberg Hospital, Parowvallei, CP, during the 5-year period 1976-1980 inclusive. There was a fairly ...

    • Treatment of vaginal candidiasis in pregnancy with a single clotrimazole 500 mg vaginal pessary 

      Lindeque B.G.; Van Niekerk W.A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A single vaginal pessary containing clotrimazole 500 mg (Canesten; Bayer-Miles) was used to treat candidiasis during a prospective, mycologically controlled trial among 46 patients in the second and third trimesters of ...

    • Staphylococcal pneumonia: A review of 18 cases at Tygerberg Hospital 

      Roos J.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A retrospective study of 18 cases of staphylococcal pneumonia is described. The majority of patients were young males without any predisposing factors. A vasculitic rash, three-organ failure and diffuse intravascular ...

    • South African human genes in health and disease - a molecular genetics approach 

      Boyd C.D.; Beighton P.; Mathew C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Recombinant DNA technology is playing an increasingly important role in diagnostic confirmation, carrier detection and the prenatal diagnosis of inherited disorders. This article summarizes current progress in the application ...

    • The role of hexoprenaline in suprapubic amniocentesis during late pregnancy. A pilot study 

      Cronje H.S.; Kruger T.F.; Bradshaw D. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Suprapubic amniocentesis is often complicated by the fetal head being fixed in the pelvis, oligohydramnios or a hyperirritable myometrium. These factors limit the success rate associated with the procedure. If the myometrium ...

    • A review of 367 triplet pregnancies 

      Deale C.J.C.; Cronje H.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Questionnaires were sent to 452 hospitals in the RSA and SWA/Namibia requesting information on triplet pregnancies over a 10-year period. Information on 367 sets of triplets from 150 hospitals was adequate for analysis. ...

    • Recurrent meningococcal meningitis. A case report 

      Hardcastle S.W. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A 17-year-old Coloured youth presented at Tygerberg Hospital on six occasions between 1978 and 1981. He was admitted three times for meningococcal meningitis and three times for a meningitic illness clinically suggestive ...

    • Recurrent coronary artery spasm in the billowing mitral leaflet syndrome (primary mitral valve prolapse). A case report and review of the literature 

      Przybojewski J.Z. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A 46-year-old White man had a 2-year history of frequent atypical chest pain associated with palpitations and presyncope. Clinical examination revealed an intermittent mid-systolic non-ejection click followed by a blowing ...

    • Pre-operative assessment of cardiac patients for non-cardiac surgery 

      Ford B.M.; Weich H.F.H.; Coetzee A.R. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Non-cardiac surgery presents significant risks to patients with cardiac diseases. With the improvement in anaesthetic techniques and intensive care facilities, many cardiac patients who in the past would have been considered ...

    • Postpartum sterilization and maternal mortality in the Paarl Hospital 

      De Villiers V.P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A single maternal death associated with postpartum sterilization has been encountered at Paarl Hospital among the 3,742 such procedures performed between January 1972 and December 1982 (19,75% of all the mothers delivered ...

    • Plasma vitamin E values in the newborn 

      Labadarios D.; Shephard G.S.; Green J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Plasma vitamin E values of newborn infants in a coloured population of Cape Town have been determined. The mean plasma α-tocopherol value was 3,2 ± 0,8 mg/l. A significant correlation between the plasma α-tocopherol level ...

    • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. A review of the literature 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Weich H.F.H. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      The purpose of this article is to review PTCA, which can be considered to be a truly revolutionary and fairly simple non-invasive form of intervention. Furthermore, the 'epidemic' of IHD in the RSA calls for the employment ...

    • Parameters of ovulation in spontaneous ovulatory cycles 

      Van Schouwenburg J.A.M.H. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      The parameters of ovulation used at the infertility clinic of Tygerberg Hospital were evaluated in 45 spontaneously ovulating women. The mean maximum preovulatory serum oestradiol level was 1,274 pmol/l with a standard ...

    • Obstruction of a breathing circuit. A case report 

      Roelofse J.A.; Shipton E.A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Preventable mishaps resulting from human error contribute to anaesthetic risk, as demonstrated in the case report presented. The incidence of anaesthetic-associated deaths has fallen steadily since 1935, and general ...

    • Neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) - An unusual cause of parenchymal lung disease. A case report 

      Hardcastle S.W.; Hendricks M.L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and bullae are uncommon findings in neurofibromatosis. A case of this disease with pulmonary parenchymal involvement is presented and the association between the two is discussed.

    • Multiple myeloma in South Africa: Is the incidence increasing? 

      Brink S.; Rosenstrauch W.J.C.J.; Van der Merwe A.M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      Multiple myeloma was once thought to be extremely rare, with an estimated frequency of less than 0.1% of all malignant tumours. In 1964 Oettle reported that available mortality statistics showed 171 deaths in the 10-year ...

    • Mitral valve prolapse complicated by acute cerebral embolism, arrhythmias and painless myocardial infarction. A case presentation and overview 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Tredoux J.G.; Van Der Walt J.J.; Tiedt F.A.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A case of 'primary' mitral valve prolapse is documented. The patient was admitted with right-sided hemiplegia of sudden onset, probably caused by a cerebral embolus from the mitral valve. He also had a painless transmural ...

    • Lipoid proteinosis. A case report 

      Hardcastle S.W.; Rosenstrauch W.J.C.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1984)
      A 31-year-old Coloured man was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital in 1981 with hoarseness, hyperkeratotic skin lesions and nodules on the eyelids. There was a history of an episode of loss of consciousness. Skull radiographs ...