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A Six Sigma approach to the rate and clinical effect of registration errors in a laboratory
Background: Laboratory errors made during the preanalytical phase can have an impact on clinical care. Quality management tools such as Six Sigma may help improve error rates. Aim: To use elements of a Six Sigma model to ...
Tuberculous meningitis-related optic neuritis: Recovery of vision with thalidomide in 4 consecutive cases
Blindness is an uncommon but devastating complication of tuberculosis meningitis. The main causes are chronically raised intracranial pressure (hydrocephalus and/or tuberculomas) or direct involvement of the optic chiasm ...
Which is the most accurate formula to estimate fetal weight in women with severe preterm preeclampsia?
Objective. To identify the most accurate formula to estimate fetal weight (EFW) from ultrasound parameters in severe preterm preeclampsia. Methods. In a prospective study, serial ultrasound assessments were performed in ...
Evaluation of paradoxical TB-associated IRIS with the use of standardized case definitions for resource-limited settings
Objective: Standardized case definitions have recently been proposed by the International Network for the Study of HIV-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (INSHI; [IRIS]) for use in resource-limited ...
Radiologic features, staging, and operability of primary lung cancer in the Western Cape, South Africa: A 1-year retrospective study
This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the radiologic features, staging, and resectability of lung cancer at the time of presentation in patients from the Western Cape of South Africa. Method: We included all ...
Symptoms of depression and anxiety among a sample of South African patients living with HIV
Little systematic research has been conducted on the extent of psychiatric disorders among South African patients in general, and among patients living with HIV in particular. The present study reports on a survey conducted ...