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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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
Human papillomavirus DNA in oral squamous cell carcinomas from an African population sample
Background. The incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is on the increase in developing countries. Materials and Methods. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded blocks of OSCCs from a Black South African population ...
Correlation between p53 gene mutation, p53 protein labeling and PCNA expression in oral squamous cell carcinomas
Background: The prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) among the Black community in South Africa is unacceptably high. The association between p53 protein, and PCNA overexpression and the presence of p53 gene ...
Papular urticaria: A histopathologic study of 30 patients
Papular urticaria is the result of hypersensitivity (id-reaction) to bites from certain insects such as mosquitoes gnats, fleas, mites, and bedbugs. Papular urticaria is common in childhood and is characterized by symmetrically ...
Efficacy and tolerability of pantoprazole 40 mg versus 80 mg in patients with reflux oesophagitis
Background: Pantoprazole is a substituted benzimidazole which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion by its action upon H+,K+-ATPase. Methods: Pantoprazole 40 mg and 80 mg were compared in a randomized double-blind ...