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Ring chromosome 15 in a patient with features of Fryns' syndrome
A stillborn male infant with a ring chromosome 15 and some features compatible with Fryns' syndrome is presented. Neither diagnosis is common and the overlap may be of significance.
Tuberculosis presenting in the neonatal periodd
Tuberculosis presenting during the neonatal period is uncommon, but does occur and may prove fatal if not diagnosed in a timely manner. We describe four such cases and draw attention to urogenital tuberculosis in the mother ...
Usefulness of sperm penetration assay in fertility predictions
The competence of the sperm penetration assay (SPA) to predict male fertility, as determined by normal sperm morphology and the fertilizing potential, as shown by human in vitro fertilization (IVF), was investigated. A ...
Secondary syphilis. A clinicopathological study
Syphilis is still a common disease in many countries. The clinical features of secondary syphilis are well documented, and the histopathological features of secondary syphilis have been reviewed in a few studies. The present ...
Effect of sperm washing and swim-up on antibodies bound to sperm membrane: Use of immunobead/sperm cervical mucus contact tests
The direct immunobead test (IBT) and the sperm cervical mucus contact (SCMC) test were used to evaluate the effect of sperm washes and swim-up on antibodies bound to the sperm membrane in 11 patients with autosperm antibodies ...
The relationship of anticardiolipin antibodies to disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus
Sera from 124 blood donors, 60 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 57 SLE patients were measured for anticardiolipin antibodies by ELISA. Significantly raised IgG (aCLG) and IgM (aCLM) anticardiolipin antibody levels were found ...
Analysis of vitamin B6 vitamers in human tissue by cation-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography
This publication reports the modification of existing methodology to analyse vitamin B6 vitamers in human erythrocytes, mononuclear cells (MNCs) and human liver biopsy tissue. It further reports for the first time a complete ...
Plasma vitamin levels in patients on prolonged total parenteral nutrition
Vitamins are essential in total parenteral nutrition (TPN), their importance being highlighted by repeated past documentation of various vitamin deficiencies particularly in patients on long-term parenteral nutrition ...
c-erbB-2 oncogene product staining in gastric adenocarcinoma. An immunohistochemical study
The c-erbB-2 oncogene has been shown to be amplified in a variety of human adenocarcinomas. Antibodies to the protein product, p185, have been used for immunostaining of paraffin-embedded material, and have demonstrated ...
Random faecal alpha-1-antitrypsin excretion in children with acute diarrhoea
Random faecal alpha-1-antitrypsin (FA-1-AT) was used as a marker of endogenous protein loss in 113 children with acute diarrhoea. Significant protein loss occurred in 39 per cent of all cases. Protein loss was highest in ...