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The use of short tandem repeat polymorphisms for monitoring chimerism following bone marrow transplantation: A short report
Following immunohaematopoietic stem cell transplantation, it is of importance to determine whether the new blood forming system is of recipient or donor origin and such phenotypic characterisation is called chimerism ...
Surgical and Endovascular Management of Penetrating Innominate Artery Injuries
Objective: To review our management of penetrating innominate artery injuries by open and endovascular techniques. Methods: Data regarding patient demography, clinical presentation, investigations, associated injuries, ...
Evaluation of dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis and palpable inguinal nodes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy (DSLNB) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the penis and palpable inguinal lymph nodes, using inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) as the reference ...
Long-term results of stent graft treatment of subclavian artery injuries: Management of choice for stable patients?
Background: The management of penetrating subclavian artery injuries poses a formidable surgical challenge. The feasibility of stent graft repair is already established. General use of this modality is not widely accepted ...
Evaluation of adapted whole-blood interferon-γ release assays for the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis
Background: Pleural tuberculosis (TB) remains difficult to diagnose despite numerous diagnostic tools. Recently, in vitro interferon (IFN)-γ-based assays have been introduced in the diagnosis of latent TB, but these ...
Stair climbing in the functional assessment of lung resection candidates
Background: Algorithms for the pre-operative evaluation of lung resection candidates with impaired lung function invariably include maximum oxygen uptake (VO2MAX) as a critical parameter of functional reserves, with a ...
The relationship between behavioural inhibition, anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in HIV-positive adults: A cross-sectional controlled study
This study examined the relationships between behavioural inhibition (BI), anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in 456 HIV-infected adults attending primary healthcare HIV clinics in South Africa. Our first hypothesis ...
Deficits in facial affect recognition in unaffected siblings of Xhosa schizophrenia patients: Evidence for a neurocognitive endophenotype
The present study in an African Xhosa sample examined whether familial vulnerability to schizophrenia is associated with deficits in facial affect recognition. Healthy comparison subjects, unaffected siblings of schizophrenia ...
Bilingualism and psychosis: A case report
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Genetic variation in angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 gene is associated with extent of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common, inherited cardiac muscle disease, is primarily caused by mutations in sarcomeric protein-encoding genes and is characterized by overgrowth of ventricular muscle that is highly variable ...