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Parachute mitral valve and a large ventricular septal defect in an asymptomatic adult
I report here on an asymptomatic 28-year-old man with a parachute mitral valve associated with a significant ventricular septal defect and a stenosing supravalvular mitral ring. This condition has not been reported previously ...
Stereotactic proton beam therapy of skull base meningiomas
Purpose: To review outcomes for patients with skull base meningiomas treated using the stereotactic proton beam at the National Accelerator Center (NAC), Republic of South Africa. Methods and Materials: Since 1993, 27 ...
An intracytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancy with a globozoospermic male
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A study of semen parameters with emphasis on sperm morphology in a fertile population: An attempt to develop clinical thresholds
The aim of the study was to determine the semen parameters of a proven fertile population and to compare these parameters with that of a subfertile group in the same region. Sixty-nine fertile male patients were studied ...
Comparable clinical efficacy and tolerability of 20 mg pantoprazole and 20 mg omeprazole in patients with grade I reflux oesophagitis
Background: Several clinical trials have shown that pantoprazole (40 mg) and omeprazole (40 or 20 mg) have similar efficacy and safety in the treatment of grade II-IV reflux oesophagitis (Savary-Miller classification). ...
Genotype-phenotype correlation in the long-QT syndrome: Gene-specific triggers for life-threatening arrhythmias
Background - The congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by mutations on several genes, all of which encode cardiac ion channels. The progressive understanding of the electrophysiological consequences of these mutations ...
Twelve-lead electrocardiography in tuberculous pericarditis
Objectives. This study is part of an ongoing initiative started in 1995 to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of adjuvant corticosteroids in the management of tuberculosis (TB) pericarditis. In this retrospective, ...
Hydatid cyst fistula into the aorta presenting with massive hemoptysis. Case report and literature review
Hydatid involvement of the aorta is extremely uncommon. We present a case where a hydatid cyst of the lung eroded into the thoracic aorta, causing massive hemoptysis. Successful repair was performed by resection (including ...
No clinical benefit of adding cisapride to pantoprazole for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Objective Although a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and a prokinetic drug are often combined for the medical treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), there are few well-conducted clinical studies on the efficacy ...
Psychometric tests for malingering in persons with a diagnosis of depression
Objective. To determine psychometric test cut scores for malingering in a sample of depressed patients. Design. A prospective study of depressed persons randomly assigned either to a comparator group that was instructed ...