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Management of life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis incidence
BACKGROUND: Emergency admissions with life-threatening haemoptysis in an area of high tuberculosis (TB) incidence at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa. It is unclear if lung ...
An atropine and glycopyrrolate combination reduces mortality in organophosphate poisoning
Anticholinergics are the mainstay of the pharmacological management of organophosphate poisoning (OPP). Atropine has the potential to cause central toxicity which may complicate the management of this life-threatening ...
Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals
It has been suggested that an HIV diagnosis may increase the likelihood of mental disorders among infected individuals and that the progression of HIV may be hastened by mental disorders like anxiety and depression. ...
Triptorelin 6-month formulation in the management of patients with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer: An open-label, non-comparative, multicentre, phase III study
Background and Objectives: Triptorelin 6-month formulation was developed to offer greater convenience to both patients and physicians by reducing the injection frequency. The efficacy, pharmacokinetics and safety of a new ...
Review of the prevalence of macroprolactinaemia in a South African hospital
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An unusual presentation of an anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in an adult: Anterior papillary muscle rupture causing severe mitral regurgitation
We describe a 29-year-old male, previously in good health, with no history of angina pectoris and no risk factors for ischemic heart disease presenting with biventricular failure and severe mitral valve regurgitation. There ...
Clinical trial: Intravenous pantoprazole vs. ranitidine for the prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding: A multicentre, multinational, randomized trial
Background: Controlled pantoprazole data in peptic ulcer bleeding are few. Aim: To compare intravenous (IV) pantoprazole with IV ranitidine for bleeding ulcers. Methods: After endoscopic haemostasis, 1256 patients were ...
Diagnostic yield and safety of ultrasound-assisted biopsies in superior vena cava syndrome
The yield and safety of ultrasound (US)-assisted transthoracic fine needle aspirations (TTFNA) and cutting needle biopsies (CNB) in the setting of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome are unknown. The aims of the present ...
A novel approach for the selection of human sperm using annexin V-binding and flow cytometry
Objective: To develop a method whereby sperm with phosphatidylserine externalization can be separated from those without this feature. Because annexin V binds phosphatidylserine, this study is using this feature to select ...
A study of meningiomas in South Africa: Investigating a correlation between clinical presentation, histopathology and genetic markers
Objective. To determine whether there are certain genetic markers which correlate with particular clinical characteristics of meningiomas including multiplicity, recurrence and calvarial erosion. Methods. Thirty-eight South ...