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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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
Follicle stimulating hormone levels on cycle day 3 predict ovulation stimulation response
Aim: To determine the value of basal follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol (E2) levels on cycle day 3 in predicting the ovulation stimulation response in patients receiving exogenous ...
Age, weight, body mass index and endometrial thickness in postmenopausal women
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Influence of ethnic and geographic factors on the classic photoparoxysmal response in the electroencephalogram of epilepsy patients
The classic photoparoxysmal response (CPPR) on photic stimulation in the electroencephalogram (EEG) of 128 patients with chronic epilepsy, constituting three different ethnic groups, was investigated. All patients were ...