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Innate immune mechanisms in limiting HIV-1 pathogenesis among South African adults and mother-infant pairs.
This study was conducted to investigate the role of natural killer cell surface receptors, KIRs and their cognate HLA ligands in preventing HIV-1 acquisition and disease progression in HIV-1 exposed infants. Using DBS ...
Gastroschisis in KwaZulu-Natal.
Gastroschisis is a full thickness abdominal wall defect, usually to the right of the umbilicus, through which a variable amount of viscera herniates, without a covering membrane. Newborns with gastroschisis present ...
A qualitative and quantitative magnetic resonance diffusion study investigating the pathogenesis of cryptococcal-induced visual loss.
Background: Cryptococcal induced visual loss is common and increasingly becoming a debilitating consequence in survivors of cryptococcal meningitis (CM). Conflicting reports of the optic neuritis and papilloedema models ...
Developing a multi-faceted approach to improving and uplifting trauma care in the periphery.
Introduction Rural trauma care in South Africa is under resourced and the quality of rural trauma care appears to be uneven. This project aimed to assess the quality of rural trauma care in Sisonke Health District and ...
The echocardiographic manifestations of an urban, working class community with a high cardiovascular risk profile.
The metabolic syndrome (MS), consequent upon the pandemic of obesity and diabetes, is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Development of sub-clinical cardiac structural and functional changes ...
Abnormal IgA1 O-glycosylation in a multi-ethnic population of IgA nephropathy patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Background: The pathogenesis of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) is poorly understood globally and curative therapy currently does not exist. Variable presentation among IgAN patients globally may be indicative of various underlying ...
The cardio-metabolic profile and bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women.
AIMS. To determine the cardio-metabolic risk profile and incidence of low bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women attending the IALCH menopause clinic and to determine whether there is a correlation ...
Clinical profile of HIV negative and HIV positive women presenting with cervical cancer in Durban.
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