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Serum phosphate and anxiety in major depression
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Promoting oral health in South Africa: public perceptions of water fluoridation.
Public knowledge of water fluoridation (WF), sources of information, purpose of WF and the level of support for the implementation of WF was assessed in South Africa. Of the 2229 respondents interviewed, 23 per cent had ...
Brain uptake of iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine following therapy of malignant pheochromocytomaBrain uptake of iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine following therapy of malignant pheochromocytoma
Intracranial metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake is occasionally and only faintly visualized on diagnostic studies. Recently, intense normal cerebellar uptake was described on posttherapy MIBG images. Experience at the ...
In vitro fertilization failure: Identification of gamete defects by investigation of sperm-zona pellucida binding capacity of unfertilized oocytes
The objective of the study was to determine whether fertilization failure was due to spermatozoal or oocyte factors. Twenty-five unfertilized oocytes and from 12 IVF/GIFT couples showing total or partial fertilization ...
The effects of B-sitosterol (BSS) and B-sitosterol glucoside (BSSG) mixture on selected immune parameters of marathon runners: Inhibition of post marathon immune suppression and inflammation
A pilot study was undertaken to investigate the effects of the intake of capsules containing the plant sterols and sterolins (BSS:BSSG mixture) on selected immune parameters of volunteers participating in an ultra-marathon ...
Prospects for proton therapy in carcinoma of the cervix
Carcinoma of the cervix remains a serious problem worldwide. The results of radiation therapy varies from institution to institution, with actuarial 5-year survival rates for Stage IIIB disease of between 28 and 60%. The ...
Intensive short course chemotherapy in the management of tuberculous meningitis
SETTING: Short course chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is advocated by several groups, but relatively few children have been so treated and followed up. METHODS: A prospective, observational study of isoniazid ...
A prospective evaluation of children under the age of 5 years living in the same household as adults with recently diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis
SETTING: A South African suburb with a high tuberculosis incidence (>800/100 000). OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis infection and disease in children less than 5 years of age who were in close household ...
Isoenzymes of adenosine deaminase in pleural effusions: A diagnostic tool?
SETTING: Tygerberg Hospital, an academic teaching hospital, Republic of South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To identify the adenosine deaminase (ADA) isoenzymes as a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in pleural effusions with increased ...
Sequence variation and subtyping of human and simian T-cell lymphotropic virus type I strains from South Africa
We report on the subtyping of South African primate T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (PTLV-I) strains by investigating the LTR region using sequence analysis and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) techniques. ...