A new ,B2,adrenergic bronchodilator, carbuterol. was compared with hexoprenaline and placebo, by doubleblind crossover technique in 10 adult asthmatic patients.
The magnitude of the asthma problem in Cape Town, as reflected by cases presenting to a large hospital, is descriptionbed.
Oestrogen receptors were measured in the cytoplasmic fraction of tumours from patients with breast cancer.
The efficacy of single daily doses of acebutolol, alone or combined with chlorexolone, was investigated in a group of 20 ambulant patients with uncomplicated hypertension of mild-to-moderate severity.
An in vitro study was performed to measure the enzyme activity in commercially available preparations of pancreatic enzyme extracts.
Primary vesico-ureteric reflux must be graded according to severity.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is rare in South African Blacks, even in urban dwellers, but very common in Whites.
The effect of magnesium, given orally as enteric-coated magnesium chloride tablets, on the ECG of 25 randomly selected patients was investigated.
Seventy-four patients were admitted after cardiac resuscitation to a general intensive care unit; 19, of whom 14 were neurologically normal, were ultimately discharged from hospital.
The clinical features of the Mallory-Weiss syndrome were prospectively documented in 130 of 1 667 patients submitted to endoscopy for gastro-intestinal haemorrhage, an incidence of 7,8%.
A total of 1 368 bedbugs of the species Cimex lectularius L were collected mainly from huts in villages or on farms at 6 localities in the northern Transvaal.
A patient with a late unreduced obturator dislocation of the hip is reported and the literature reviewed.