Anine Vermaak

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Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) offers a simple outpatient technique for specimen collection in child tuberculosis suspects with peripheral lymphadenopathy. To perform FNAB with mycobacterial culture on an outpatient basis requires use of a sterile transport medium to facilitate bedside inoculation, maintain organism viability and reduce contamination(More)
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is a rare, transient panniculitis of full-term infants. Diagnosis is usually made clinically; however, a biopsy is sometimes required. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) offers an alternative to biopsy. The cytology shows a spectrum of changes ranging from clumped lobules of fat with opaque cytoplasm to necrotic(More)
Consumers expect beef products to be juicy and tender. In the present investigation four beef muscles, i.e. Biceps femoris (BF), Longissimus lumborum (LL), Rectus femoris (RF) and Semitendinosus (ST), were infused with a blend consisting of sodium and potassium salts, di- and triphosphates and lactates. The muscles were stored at 4°C for 24h, followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide baseline information regarding a possible association between specific histopathologic features of the placentas of HIV-positive women and the degree of immune suppression. METHODS A prospective single-blinded laboratory-based pilot study was conducted at Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa. The macroscopic and microscopic features of(More)
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