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    • Vertebral cysticercosis. A case report 

      Vlok G.J.; Wells M.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Cysticercosis is a well-known condition in man, affecting the brain and neuromuscular tissue. Bony involvement is very rare. Our patient presented with destruction of the 11th thoracic vertebra and paraplegia. The diagnosis ...

    • Variations in the fluoride levels of drinking water in South Africa. Implications for fluoride supplementation 

      Grobler S.R.; Dreyer A.G. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      The range of fluoride levels in the drinking-water of cities and villages in South Africa was determined during the transition from a very dry (1983) to a wet (1984/85) period. The combination fluoride ion selective electrode ...

    • The use of propofol in a group of older patients undergoing oesophagoscopy 

      Steegers P.A.; Foster P.A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Propofol (Diprivan; Stuart) a new, very short-acting intravenous anaesthetic agent, was tested in its aqueous emulsion formulation. Used as an induction and maintenance agent, its anaesthetic properties, dosage requirements ...

    • The use of oral ketanserin for the treatment of pre-eclampsia 

      Hulme V.A.; Odendaal H.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Oral ketanserin was used in an attempt to control gestational proteinuric hypertension and to improve perinatal outcome in 20 patients before 34 weeks. The average duration of treatment was 9 days. These patients had ...

    • Staging of endometrial cancer by hysteroscopy 

      Cronje H.S.; Deale C.J.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Twenty-four consecutive patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma were staged pre-operatively by hysteroscopy and by fractional dilatation and curettage (D & C) to evaluate the accuracy of each method in differentiating ...

    • Solitary gumma in a neonate. A case report 

      Heydenrych J.J.; McCormick M.V. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      An unusual case of congenital syphilis is reported. A week-old baby presented with abdominal distension, small-bowel obstruction, bilious vomiting and a large left upper quadrant mass. Histopathological examination of a ...

    • Smoking, oncogenes and human lung cancer. A review of recent laboratory evidence linking smoking and lung cancer 

      Albrecht, C.F.; Theron, E.L.; Albrecht, C.F.; Theron, E.L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Recent molecular genetic experiments conducted in the USA and The Netherlands have isolated specific mutations in human lung cancer cells. These data implicate the activation of the K-ras oncogene in the pathogenesis of ...

    • Significance of bradycardia during antenatal fetal heart rate monitoring 

      Diergaardt E.W.P.; Odendaal H.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      All antenatal fetal heart-rates recorded over 15 months were examined for moderate basal bradycardia (100-120/min). There were 5,644 tests in 3,894 fetuses of which 104 (2.7%) demonstrated bradycardia. This study group was ...

    • Significance of assault injury of the hand. A case report. 

      Birnie R.H. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A patient who developed septic arthritis of a metacarpophalangeal joint after penetration by a tooth in a fist fight is described. The importance of recognising such a lesion at the time of injury is stressed.

    • Severe ovarian hyperstimulation after follicular aspiration 

      Van Der Merwe J.P.; Michell W.L.; Kruger T.F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      In order to maximise the changes of pregnancy, most successful in vitro fertilisation programmes use a combination of ovulation induction agents. This treatment can lead to the hyperstimulation syndrome. Aspiration of the ...

    • Self-induced water intoxication. A case report 

      Emsley R.A.; Taljaard J.J.F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A 19-year-old female schizophrenic with self-induced water intoxication is described. Factors of pathogenic significance included primary polydipsia and non-maximal urinary diluting capacity.

    • Second messenger systems in gastric acid secretion 

      De Beer F.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      [No abstract available]

    • Rectal examination in the detection of prostatic cancer 

      De Klerk D.P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Since the aetiology of prostatic cancer is unknown, and therapy for metastatic disease non-curative, a decrease in the mortality rate from this condition can only be achieved by early diagnosis and effective treatment of ...

    • Progressive familial heart block (type I). A follow-up study after 10 years 

      Van der Merwe P.-L.; Weymar H.W.; Torrington M.; Brink A.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A follow-up study was done on 55 patients, all members of families with type I progressive familial heart block (PFHB) examined during 1977. Of the 55 patients 5 had died, 17 had normal ECGs while 7 with previously abnormal ...

    • Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and evaluation of risk factors. A review of 1005 diabetic clinic patients 

      Mouton D.P.; Gill A.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      One thousand and five diabetic patients were evaluated ophthalmologically and classified into one of four groups according to the retinopathy status of the worst of their eyes. The presence of various factors and their ...

    • Postpartum sterilisation and demographic progress at Paarl Hospital 

      De Villiers V.P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      The success of the postpartum sterilisation campaign at Paarl Hospital, CP, irrefutably supports the claim that a quality family planning programme can in itself reduce fertility. In 1971 only 10% of women undergoing ...

    • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Experience with renal and proximal ureteral calculi at Tygerberg Hospital 

      Van Niekerk L.R.; De Klerk D.P.; De Kock M.L.S.; Schmidt A.C.; Stockland B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCN) enables the urologist to remove upper urinary tract stones through a percutaneous nephrostomy tract. The principal advantages of PCN are the low morbidity, shortened hospital stay and ...

    • Pancreatic transplantation in a patient with severe insulin resistance. A case report 

      Du Toit D.F.; Heydenrych J.J.; Coetzee A.R.; Weight M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A 22-year-old white woman with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus of 20 years' duration and advanced secondary complications underwent pancreatic transplantation for severe insulin resistance and rapidly progressive ...

    • Oxygen balance in normal canine myocardium with incremental inhalational anaesthesia 

      Coetzee A.R.; Fourie P.R.; Badenhorst E.; Els D. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      Myocardial oxygen supply and demand in the normal dog were evaluated as the concentration of halothane, enflurane or isoflurane was increased. Although coronary blood flow decreased as the anaesthetic gas concentration ...

    • Oligomeric substances in ampicillin preparations. A comparison of Penbritin, Famicillin and Petercillin 

      Van Der Bijl P.; Seifart H.I.; Parkin D.P.; Mattheyse F.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      An investigation into the presence of potentially harmful oligomers in formulations of ampicillin for parenteral administration available in the RSA was undertaken by means of high-pressure liquid chromatography. Significant ...