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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 ...
Dynamics of respiratory gas exchange during exercise after correction of congenital heart disease
In pediatric exercise testing, conventional measures of aerobic exercise function such as maximal O2 uptake or the ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT) use only one value for the assessment of exercise capacity. We studied ...
Use of failed-fertilized oocytes for diagnostic zona binding purposes after sperm binding improvement with a modified medium
Purpose: Because the availability of prophase oocytes for zona binding testing is limited, we compared sperm binding to the zona of failed- fertilized intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) ...
Defining bioassay conditions to evaluate sperm/zona interaction: Inhibition of zona binding mediated by solubilized human zona pellucida
Objective: Our goal was to study the influence of solubilized human zonae pellucidae on zona binding potential and acrosome reaction. Materials and Methods: Zona pellucida (ZP) solutions were prepared by dissolving zona ...
Capillary refilling time in newborns - Optimal pressing time, sites of testing and normal values
Aspects of capillary refilling time (CRT) in newborns, such as pressing time, sites of testing, normal values and difference between observers were assessed. CRT was measured in 280 term newborns, divided into 7 groups of ...
Bowel herniation through the torn diaphragm: II. Intestinal herniation
Five cases of intestinal herniation through the torn diaphragm are presented. Plain radiography, single contrast examination, and ultrasonography show some simple features that either have not been previously published or ...
Safety and efficacy of pantoprazole 40 mg daily as relapse prophylaxis in patients with healed reflux oesophagitis - A 2-year follow-up
Background: Pantoprazole is a benzimidazole derivative which selectively inhibits the proton pump H+, K+-ATPase, necessary for the final step in gastric acid secretion. Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of oral pantoprazole ...
Ejaculatory failure and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism caused by haemochromatosis
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Combined use of pleural adenosine deaminase with lymphocyte/neutrophil ratio: Increased specificity for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis
Increased pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity is classically associated with tuberculous pleuritis. However, increased activity can also occur in a number of other diseases and this may negatively affect the ...
Tracheostomy and peristomal recurrence
Emergency tracheostomy prior to laryngectomy for laryngeal carcinoma has been associated with peristomal recurrence. Is the peristomal recurrence caused by the tracheostomy per se, or is it due to the association of ...