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The effect of genital tract inflammation on HIV-specific binding antibodies, IgG subclass and Isotype transudation.
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The methyltransferase and helicase enzymes as therapeutic targets of Zika virus : a bio- computational analysis of interactions with potential inhibitors.
The rampant Zika virus has received worldwide attention after becoming a global crisis following the Brazilian epidemic in 2015. From an obscure and neglected pathogen, Zika virus is now a notorious virus associated with ...
Concurrent use of traditional medicine and prescribed antibiotics and/or antiviral medicines and their effects on antimicrobial resistance and treatment failure in Ilembe district, Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa.
Background: Traditional herbal mixtures are generally available, affordable and commonly utilized in developing and developed countries and usually utilized as self-care treatments. However, its incorrect use can lead to ...
A novel study to detect and quantify microorganisms associated with bacterial vaginosis from urine samples.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal condition found in women of reproductive age. The lack of published data on the detection of BV-associated pathogens from urine, a non-invasive sample, lends novelty to ...
Proliferation of klebsiella pneumoniae in medication containing vials for multiple dose medication and intravenous fluids.
Background and objectives: Klebsiella pneumoniae is frequently implicated in healthcare associated infections. This organism is non–fastidious and easily transmitted in a healthcare environment. Medication fluids are an ...
Genetic diversity of Gardnerella vaginalis in pregnant women diagnosed with intermediate and positive bacterial vaginosis.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the main cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age. Gardnerella vaginalis, has been detected in almost all women with BV. However, there is limited information on the ...
A triangulation study of the use of traditional medicine and prescribed antischistosomal medicine in communities with high prevalence schistsomiasis infections: perspectives from traditional healers, patients and healthcare workers.
Schistosomes are parasitic worms found in tropical and sub-tropical fresh waters. An estimated 4.5 million South Africans, mainly in settings of rural poverty, are in need of treatment for urogenital schistosomiasis. Women ...
A retrospective study to identify the prevalence of severe maternal morbidity or “near misses” in obstetric patients who are admitted to maternity high care and the Intensive Care Unit at King Edward VIII Hospital.
SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Maternal mortality (MM) is still high in low- and middle-income countries; severe lifethreatening maternal morbidity, that also called maternal near miss (MNM) leads to MM and is a maker for quality ...
Effect of mitral valve replacement on left ventricular function in subjects with severe rheumatic mitral regurgitation.
Background. The outcome in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and impaired ejection fraction (EF) is poorly described in the developing world where rheumatic heart disease is endemic. Objective. This study ...
Acute pancreatitis in a high HIV prevalence environment: analysis of prevalence, demographics, prognosticators and outcomes.
Background It is unclear what is the true prevalence of HIV related acute pancreatitis and whether diagnostic and prognostic markers used in patients without HIV infection are as effective in HIV related pancreatitis and ...