Patients with spinal cord stabwounds accounted for over one-quarter of the more than 1 600 patients with spinal cord injury admitted to this unit during 13 years.
Four families of which 2 or more members were affected with primary vesico-ureteral reflux are reported.
The prevalence of gout and the frequency distribution of serum uric acid (SUA) concentrations have been studied in four South African populations.
Heparin activity was assessed in 11 patients who underwent extracorporeal circulation for open-heart surgery.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux and pulmonary aspiration of acid gastric content remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality.
Growth hormone (GH) responses were studied in 26 insulin-dependent diabetics after the intravenous administration of 100 ug of synthetic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH).
Two siblings who were repeatedly admitted to hospital with acute episodes of vomiting, dehydration and coma were found to be suffering from isovaleric acidaemia.
A 19-year-old Coloured man with a-chain disease died after perforation of a lymphoma in the duodenojejunal region.
Three cases of gastrocolic fistula due to benign gastric ulcer seen during a 5-year period are presented.