Browsing Research Articles (Internal Medicine) by Type "Article"

Browsing Research Articles (Internal Medicine) by Type "Article"

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  • Olivier, Brenda J.; Bond, Robert P.; Van Zyl, Walda B.; Delport, Maraliese; Slavik, Tomas; Ziady, Christopher; Terhaar sive Droste, Jochim S.; Lastovica, Albert; Van der Merwe, Schalk Willem (American Society for Microbiology, 2006-02)
    Our study aimed to evaluate the oral cavity as a reservoir from where Helicobacter pylori may be transmitted. Histology and PCR amplification were performed. Eighty-four percent of the stomach biopsies tested positive; ...
  • Van Hougenhouck-Tulleken, W.G.; Roche, Nathalie; Muranda, A.Z. (Albert) (In House Publications, 2016)
    Pregnancy related acute kidney injury (PrAKI) is a relatively rare syndrome, and is associated with many pregnancy-unique diseases. Due to the physiological changes of pregnancy, PrAKI is difficult to diagnose, hard to ...
  • Chacko, Anith; Ismail, Farzanah; Ellemdin, Shiraz (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
    Agenesis of the dorsal mesentery is a rare occurrence that usually presents in children. It is associated with proximal small-bowel malrotation as well as high jejunal atresia with discontinuity of the small bowel. We ...
  • Joseph, Darren; Ker, James A.; Rheeder, Paul; Ueckermann, Veronica (University of Leicester, 2017-03-07)
    PURPOSES : Elevated cardiac troponins have been shown to be associated with mortality in critical care, but its utility is not well established, especially in the setting of renal failure. This study aimed to examine the ...
  • Azzoni, Livio; Crowther, Nigel J.; Firnhaber, Cynthia; Foulkes, Andrea S.; Yin, Xiangfan; Glencross, Deborah; Gross, Robert; Kaplan, Mitch D.; Papasavvas, Emmanouil; Schulze, Doreen; Stevens, Wendy; Van der Merwe, M.T.; Waisberg, Rita; Sanne, Ian; Montaner, Luis J. (BioMed Central, 2010-09)
    BACKGROUND: Advanced HIV infection can result in lipoatrophy and wasting, even in the absence of ongoing opportunistic infections, suggesting that HIV may directly affect adipose tissue amount and distribution. METHODS: ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Ker, James A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2008)
    MOTIVATION: There is growing interest in the use of cardiovascular variability indicators as measures of autonomic activity,even though reported results are not always comparable or as expected. This review aims to determine ...
  • Murphy, A.; Van der Merwe, M.T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2010)
    No abstract available.
  • Smith, Lizl; Kemp, Tanja; Van der Meyden, C.H. (Kees); Schutte, Clara-Maria (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-10)
    Thyrotoxic myopathy frequently occurs in clinical practice; however, the association of hyperthyroidism with a flaccid, areflexic paraplegia, so-called Basedow paraplegia, appears to represent a controversial and doubtful ...
  • Anderson, Ronald; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Cockeran, Riana; Potjo, Moliehi; Feldman, Charles (Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2010-05)
    In general antibiotics interact cooperatively with host defences, weakening and decreasing the virulence of microbial pathogens, thereby increasing vulnerability to phagocytosis and eradication by the intrinsic antimicrobial ...
  • Ker, James A. (South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care, 2012-09)
    Beta blockers have been prescribed for the treatment of primary hypertension for a very long time. Currently, it is doubtful whether this is still a good idea. In fact, many are of the opinion that beta blockers should be ...
  • Ker, James A. (Media 24, 2015)
    Takotsubo was first described in Japan in 1990, but subsequently it was described globally and in 2013 there were 1879 publications on the subject. The main characteristic is transient reversible systolic dysfunction of ...
  • Theron, Ansa; Schultz, Cedric; Ker, James A.; Falzone, Nadia (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2010-02)
    Water-pipe smoking is growing in popularity, especially among young people, because of the social nature of the smoking session and the assumption that the effects are less harmful than those of cigarette smoking. It has ...
  • Ker, James A. (MedPharm Publications, 2014-05)
    Cardiovascular disease remains a major cause of global mortality and morbidity. Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause in the majority of cardiovascular disease events. Traditional independent risk factors for car ...
  • Soma, Prashilla; Ellemdin, Shiraz (Clinics Cardiv, 2012-09)
    It is now clear that hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) may occur and contribute significantly to gas exchange abnormalities in the setting of other cardiopulmonary abnormalities. Since there is no gold-standard diagnostic ...
  • Ueckermann, Veronica (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
    Hypercalcaemia is not uncommon in clinical practice. The majority of cases are accounted for by hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. The patient discussed below presented with an unusual case of hypercalcaemia.
  • Ker, James A. (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    Heart failure is a global problem. It is estimated that approximately 38 million people worldwide experience heart failure, and this number is growing because of the ageing of nations’ populations, but also because patients ...
  • Bokaba, Refilwe Philadelphia; Anderson, Ronald; Theron, Annette J.; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald (Makerere University Medical School, 2017-09)
    BACKGROUND : Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) constitute a network of chromatin fibres containing histone and antimicrobial peptides that are released by activated neutrophils. NETs protect the host against infection ...
  • Ally, Mahmood Moosa Tar Mahomed; Hodkinson, Bridget; Meyer, P.W.A. (Pieter Willem Adriaan); Musenge, Eustasius; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Tikly, Mohammed; Anderson, Ronald (BioMed Central, 2015-05-29)
    BACKGROUND : To measure circulating anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) and cytokines pre- and 6 months post-therapy as a strategy to predict and optimize responses to traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2017-12)
    The bronchial tree continuously divides down to the 23rd generation (division). One consequence of this division is that the mucosal surface area of the airways is relatively larger in the distal lung than in the proximal ...
  • Soma, Prashilla; Ellemdin, Shiraz (Medpharm Publications, 2009-05)
    Disseminated histoplasmosis can be the initial clue to the presence of AIDS. In HIV infected patients, histoplasmosis can present with unusual manifestations, without a positive exposure history or outside the typical ...