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The association of early neonatal feeding on clinical outcomes and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses in HIV exposed low birth weight infants.
BACKGROUND Sub-saharan Africa remains to date at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite breastfeeding being a significant mode of postnatal HIV transmission it remains the main nutritional source and pillar of ...
To identify the changes in the haemodynamics in patients with pre-eclampsia using brain natriuretic peptide and doppler studies.
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A prospective audit of the use of diagnostic laparoscopy to establish the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis.
HIV epidemic is one of the major challenges to the South Africa’s socio-economic development. The incidence of tuberculosis is rising in sub-Saharan Africa, and in 2009 South Africa had the second highest incidence of ...
Views and attitudes of pregnant women on decision making for LTOP for severe fetal abnormalities.
Aim: To study the views and attitudes of pregnant women with a severe fetal anomaly towards late termination of pregnancy (LTOP). Methods: Data was collected over a 3 month period using a pen and paper semi-structured ...
Cellular immunity, immune activation and regulation in HIV-1 infected mother-child pairs : what are the determinants of protective immunity.
Background: Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a significant challenge in resource-poor settings despite the advances in antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. HIV-1 ...
Neutralizing antibody responses and viral evolution in a longitudinal cohort of HIV subtype C infected antiretroviral-naïve individuals.
Background: HIV-1 envelope (Env) diversity is arguably the most significant challenge for the development of an efficacious vaccine. An ideal vaccine would elicit the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies (nAb), ...
Characterization of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses in HIV-1 C-Clade infection.
HIV-1 specific CD4+ T cell activity in clade C infected subjects has not been studied. CD4+ T cells play a vital role in controlling infectious diseases and there is a need to augment our knowledge of HIV immunology to ...
The impact of HIV infection when superimposed on pulmonary tuberculosis (either active or sequelae tuberculosis) on the success of bronchial artery embolisation.
ABSTRACT Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) rates in Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) is amongst the highest in the South Africa and is often associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) co-infection. Bronchial Artery Embolisation ...
Radioactive iodine in the management of thyrotoxicosis.
Objective : An audit of the use and outcomes of Radioactive Iodine (RAI) therapy in the definitive management of thyrotoxicosis at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Methods : ...
An audit of couples attending the infertility unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban.
An audit of Couples attending the Infertility Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban Objectives To determine the patient profile, causes of infertility and the success rates of medical and surgical ...