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Antiretroviral resistance patterns and factors associated with resistance in adult patients failing NNRTI-based regimens in the western cape, South Africa
Antiretroviral drug resistance in patients failing non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based first-line combination antiretroviral treatment (ART) is influenced by: regimen choice, HIV-1 subtype, detection ...
Antiretroviral and Antituberculosis therapy in HIV-TB co-infected children
HIV-infected children experience a high burden of tuberculosis. With recent advances in international pediatric HIV treatment guidelines significant numbers of infants and children will require simultaneous treatment for ...
Aphasia, an acquired language disorder
Affecting an estimated one in every 272 South Africans, or 0.37% of the population, aphasia is a neurological condition described as "any disturbance in the comprehension or expression of language caused by a brain lesion". ...
Contribution of water pollution from inadequate sanitation and housing quality to diarrheal disease in low-cost housing settlements of Cape Town, South Africa
Objectives: We investigated the effects of failing sanitation, poor housing conditions, and fecal pollution in runoff water on the health-particularly the incidence of diarrheal disease-of residents of low-cost housing ...
Consulting private health care providers aggravates treatment delay in urban South African tuberculosis patients
SETTING: An urban primary health care facility in Khayelitsha, South Africa. OBJECTIVES: To determine the difference in total tuberculosis (TB) treatment delay in patients who initially seek care at National TB Control ...
Helping the poor access innovation in tuberculosis control: Using evidence from implementation research
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How different are the costs and consequences of delayed versus immediate HIV treatment?
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Mental health and HIV sexual risk behavior among patrons of alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
Background: Alcohol-serving venues in South Africa provide a location for HIV prevention interventions due to risk factors of patrons in these establishments. Understanding the association between mental health and risk ...
Method for selection of femoral component in total knee arthroplasty (tka)
A method is proposed enabling a surgeon to preoperatively determine the preeminent type and size of prosthesis, from those available, to be used in a particular patient undergoing knee replacement surgery. Parameters of ...
Markers of susceptibility to acute rheumatic fever: The B-cell antigen D8/17 is not robust as a marker in South Africa
Background Acute rheumatic fever and its chronic sequelae, rheumatic cardiac disease, and neuropsychiatric movement disorders, remain major public health problems in South Africa. Early identification and treatment of ...