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The current aetiology of malignant pleural effusion in the Western Cape Province, South Africa
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018-04)
Background: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) represents a very common cause of pleural exudates, and is one of the most challenging pleural disorders to manage. This could be attributed to the paucity of high-quality ...
Predictors of treatment success in smoking cessation with varenicline combined with nicotine replacement therapy v. varenicline alone
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018-01)
Background. Identification of the predictors of treatment success in smoking cessation may help healthcare workers to improve the effectiveness of attempts at quitting. Objective. To identify the predictors of success ...
Post-pulmonary tuberculosis complications in South Africa and a potential link with pulmonary hypertension : premise for clinical and scientific investigations
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
The magnitude of the pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in South Africa (SA) and globally has received increased attention. Efforts have been made to explore new and improved diagnostic and treatment strategies, ...
Contemporary best practice in the management of malignant pleural effusion
(SAGE Publications, 2018)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) affects more than 1 million people globally. There is a dearth of evidence on the therapeutic approach to MPE, and not surprisingly a high degree of variability in the ...
Complete resolution of apparently definite radiological and histological usual interstitial pneumonia
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018-08-30)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is considered to be the most common form of pulmonary fibrosis. It is a progressive and irreversible disease with a reported median survival of ~3 years. The pathological ...
Five-year follow-up of participants diagnosed with chronic airflow obstruction in a South African Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) survey
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018-02-01)
Background. A community-based prevalence survey performed in two suburbs in Cape Town, South Africa (SA), in 2005, using the international Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) method, confirmed a prevalence of chronic ...