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  • Non-operative management for penetrating splenic trauma : how far can we go to save splenic function? 

    Spijkerman, Roy; Teuben, Michel Paul Johan; Hoosain, Fatima; Taylor, Liezel Phyllis; Hardcastle, Timothy Craig; Blokhuis, Taco Johan; Warren, Brian Leigh; Leenen, Luke Petrus Hendrikus (BioMed Central, 2017-07-25)
    Background: Selective non-operative management (NOM) for the treatment of blunt splenic trauma is safe. Currently, the feasibility of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injury (PSI) is unclear. Unfortunately, little is ...

  • Serum lipase should be the laboratory test of choice for suspected acute pancreatitis 

    Hofmeyr, Stefan; Meyer, Carel; Warren, Brian L. (Medpharm Publications, 2014-08)
    Background. Serum lipase and amylase are biochemical analyses used to establish the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP). Despite lipase having been shown internationally to be a more sensitive and specific test, amylase ...

  • Mammographic screening for breast cancer in a resource-restricted environment 

    Apffelstaedt, Justus P.; Dalmayer, Lisa; Baatjes, Karin (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-04)
    Background. Mammographic screening is carried out at public sector hospitals as part of clinical practice. Objective. We report the experience of such screening at Tygerberg Academic Hospital (TBAH), a tertiary referral ...

  • Results of a pilot programme of mammographic breast cancer screening in the Western Cape 

    Apffelstaedt, Justus P.; Hattingh, Retha; Baatjes, Karin; Wessels, Natalie (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-04)
    Background. Mammographic screening programmes are now established in developing countries. We present an analysis of the first screening programme in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. Women aged ≥40 years were identified at ...

  • Primary isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma of the colon: a case report 

    Allison, J. G.; Getaz, E. P.; Staples, W. G. (HMPG, 1977-06)
    A 10th case of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) of the colon is reported. The term 'primary isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma' is preferred to those terms previously used. A broad classification of plasmacytoma of the ...

  • The 2-deoxy-d-glucose-neutral red test and vagotomy : an experimental study 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (HMPG, 1977-09)
    The 2-deoxy-D-glucose neutral red test proved to be successful in assessing completeness of vagotomy in the baboon both intra- and postoperatively. There were no deleterious side-effects and we found that both products ...

  • Oesophagojejunal anastomosis after total gastrectomy 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (HMPG, 1979-08)
    Techniques of oesophagojejunal anastomosis were studied in chacma baboons (Papio ursinus ursinus). End-to-end anastomosis utilizing a Roux-en-Y loop and interrupted silk sutures gave the best results. End-to-side ...

  • Oesophagogastrectomy and total gastrectomy for carcinoma of the stomach : a plea for subdiaphragmatic resection 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1981-11)
    Carcinoma of the stomach which involves the gastro-oesophageal junction or cardia is usually advanced by the time the diagnosis is made; resection is therefore often only palliative in nature. Resection is usually performed ...

  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy in surgical patients 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J.; Klopper, J. F.; Ellmann, A. (1984-10)
    Hepatobiliary scintigraphy as an investigative procedure has a definite role in the investigation of the surgical patient with various biliary problems. As it outlines the functional anatomy of the biliary tract, it has ...

  • Bolus obstruction of the intestine : case reports 

    Knott-Craig, C. J.; Du Toit, D. F.; Van Schalkwyk, P.; Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1985-06)
    Two cases of intestinal obstruction caused by peaches are reported. In the first case steamed dried peaches were eaten by a 56-year-old woman who had undergone a Billroth I gastrectomy 18 years previously, while in the ...

  • Hepatic abscess in a patient with polycystic liver disease : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Van Schalkwyk, P.; Laker, L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-04)
    A patient with a liver abscess and underlying polycystic renal and liver disease is described. The liver abscess was diagnosed on the clinical findings and accurately localized by ultrasonography. Tube drainage and antibiotic ...

  • Congenital choledochal cyst : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Warren, B. L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1986-07)
    A congenital choledochal cyst presented as an upper abdominal mass in a non-jaundiced woman; at laparotomy total cystectomy was performed and biliary enteric continuity re-established by a hepaticojejunostomy Roux-en-Y ...

  • Left paraduodenal hernia with acute abdominal symptoms : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Pretorius, C. F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1986-08)
    A 22-year-old man with an incarcerated left para-duodenal hernia is described. Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, cramp-like abdominal pain and obstipation. A clinical diagnosis of mechanical small-intestinal obstruction ...

  • Alcohol levels in trauma victims 

    Muller, R.; Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1986-11)
    A group of 142 patients injured in motor vehicle accidents or assaults was investigated to ascertain patterns of alcohol usage and blood alcohol levels; 77% were positive for blood alcohol (range 0,01 0,492 g/dl; mean ...

  • Alan Blyth - my halfeeu op Ladismith 

    Van Zyl, J. J. W. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1983-06)
    No abstract available

  • Acute abdomen in a patient with situs inversus : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Greeff, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1986-02)
    The case of a man with situs inversus who presented with acute abdomen is reported. Acute left-sided appendicitis was considered before operation, but at laparotomy an omental abscess of unknown aetiology was drained. The ...