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Isoenzymes of adenosine deaminase in pleural effusions: A diagnostic tool?
SETTING: Tygerberg Hospital, an academic teaching hospital, Republic of South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To identify the adenosine deaminase (ADA) isoenzymes as a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in pleural effusions with increased ...
Use of failed-fertilized oocytes for diagnostic zona binding purposes after sperm binding improvement with a modified medium
Purpose: Because the availability of prophase oocytes for zona binding testing is limited, we compared sperm binding to the zona of failed- fertilized intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) ...
Influence of ethnic and geographic factors on the classic photoparoxysmal response in the electroencephalogram of epilepsy patients
The classic photoparoxysmal response (CPPR) on photic stimulation in the electroencephalogram (EEG) of 128 patients with chronic epilepsy, constituting three different ethnic groups, was investigated. All patients were ...
Bowel herniation through the torn diaphragm: II. Intestinal herniation
Five cases of intestinal herniation through the torn diaphragm are presented. Plain radiography, single contrast examination, and ultrasonography show some simple features that either have not been previously published or ...
Safety and efficacy of pantoprazole 40 mg daily as relapse prophylaxis in patients with healed reflux oesophagitis - A 2-year follow-up
Background: Pantoprazole is a benzimidazole derivative which selectively inhibits the proton pump H+, K+-ATPase, necessary for the final step in gastric acid secretion. Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of oral pantoprazole ...
Screening for mutations in exon 4: Of the LDL receptor gene: Identification of a new deletion mutation
DNA from 14 unrelated New Zealand familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) heterozygotes, originating from the United Kingdom, was screened for mutations in exon 4 of the low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene. One patient ...
Ejaculatory failure and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism caused by haemochromatosis
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Combined use of pleural adenosine deaminase with lymphocyte/neutrophil ratio: Increased specificity for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis
Increased pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity is classically associated with tuberculous pleuritis. However, increased activity can also occur in a number of other diseases and this may negatively affect the ...
Treatment of multiple rib fractures. Randomized controlled trial comparing ventilatory with nonventilatory management
We studied the treatment of multiple rib fractures in NIC, comparing ventilatory with nonventilatory methods in 69 patients who were randomly allocated to one of the following two treatments: (1) a CPAP mask combined with ...
Tracheostomy and peristomal recurrence
Emergency tracheostomy prior to laryngectomy for laryngeal carcinoma has been associated with peristomal recurrence. Is the peristomal recurrence caused by the tracheostomy per se, or is it due to the association of ...