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Allelic imbalance and microsatellite instability of the DCC gene in colorectal cancer in patients under the age of 35 using fluorescent DNA technology
Aim-To assess allelic imbalance and microsatellite instability in the region of the 'deleted in colorectal cancer' (DCC) gene on chromosome 18q using fluorescent DNA technology in colorectal cancer in patients under the ...
Evidence of a long QT founder gene with varying phenotypic expression in South African families
We report five South African families of northern European descent (pedigrees 161, 162, 163, 164, and 166) in whom Romano-Ward long QT syndrome (LQT) segregates. The disease mapped to a group of linked markers on chromosome ...
Demyelinating disease of Schilder type in three young South African children: Dramatic response to corticosteroids
Three young children with the Schilder variant of multiple sclerosis were seen within a 3-year period at our hospital. The diagnosis was made on the basis of the typical (but not pathognomonic) clinical and magnetic resonance ...
Randomised controlled trial of Helicobacter pylori eradication in patients on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: HELP NSAIDs study
Background. The effect of Helicobacter pylori in patients receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is unclear. We investigated the effects of H pylori eradication in patients with current or previous peptic ...
Treatment of male urethral strictures: Is repeated dilation or internal urethrotomy useful?
Purpose: We evaluate the efficacy of repeated dilation or urethrotomy as treatment of male urethral strictures. Materials and Methods: Between January 1991 and January 1994, 210 men with proved urethral strictures were ...
Internal urethrotomy versus dilation as treatment for male urethral strictures: A prospective, randomized comparison
Purpose: We compared the efficacy of dilation versus internal urethrotomy as initial outpatient treatment for male urethral stricture disease. Materials and Methods: A total of 210 men with proved urethral strictures was ...
Skeletal tuberculosis: Dactylitis and involvement of the skull
A re-emergence of tuberculosis (TB) is occurring world wide in both developed and developing countries. The clinical picture caused by infection with M. tuberculosis may simulate many other disease entities and may result ...
Thoracic actinomycosis mimicking primary tuberculosis
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A comparison of omeprazole with ranitidine for ulcers associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
Background: Suppressing acid secretion is thought to reduce the risk of ulcers associated with regular use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but the best means of accomplishing this is uncertain. Methods: ...
Serotonergic agents in the treatment of hypothalamic obesity syndrome: A case report
The hypothalamic obesity syndrome is characterized by hyperphagia and excessive weight gain in the presence of demonstrable hypothalamic injury. There have been no previous reports describing the use of serotonergic agents ...