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Dendritic cells (DCs) form an important link between innate and adaptive immunity. However, DCs are also deployed as vehicles for systemic spread of pathogens. Salmonella is an important gastrointestinal pathogen causing diseases ranging from gastroenteritis to typhoid fever. DCs play an important role in the immunity against Salmonella infection, but this(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clear consensus regarding systemic treatment of early-stage ovarian cancer (OC). Clinical trials are challenging because of the relatively low incidence and good prognosis. Initial results of the International Collaborative Ovarian Neoplasm (ICON)1 trial demonstrated benefit in both overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer have variable prognosis and survival. We extend previous work on prediction of progression-free survival by developing a nomogram to predict overall survival (OS) in these patients treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The nomogram was developed using data from(More)
Onyalai is an acquired immune thrombocytopenia with 10% mortality. Conservative measures such as traditional medicines, corticosteroids and blood transfusion have not always controlled severe bleeding or prevented death. Five patients (2 male, 3 female) with onyalai who had uncontrollable haemorrhage, thrombocytopenia and documented previous attacks of(More)
Salmonella enterica is a facultative intracellular pathogen that survives and proliferates in the Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV), yet how these vacuolar bacteria acquire nutrition remains to be determined. Intracellular Salmonella convert the host endosomal system into an extensive network of interconnected tubular vesicles, of which Salmonella-induced(More)
Nine Cape Coloured children from 4 families with severe non-neuropathic Gaucher's disease are documented. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically in the bone marrow, spleen and liver, and by serum acid phosphatase and leucocyte beta-glucosidase assays. This represents a minimum prevalence for Gaucher's disease of 1 in 247,350 in this population and an(More)
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