Anthony Linegar

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Massive thymic hyperplasia is an extremely rare form of true thymic hyperplasia most often described in infants and children. Hyperplasia of this order is not known to occur in any other organ, and its etiology and prognostic significance remain unknown. As there is no accurate way of preoperatively differentiating massive thymic hyperplasia from other(More)
Ninety-six children with suspected tracheobronchial foreign bodies were referred to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, between February 1985 and February 1990. Foreign bodies were removed by rigid bronchoscopy from 63 patients, 79% of whom were under 5 years of age. The majority of patients(More)
Benefits derived from the Council for Health Services Accreditation South Africa (COHSASA) accreditation of the Universitas Academic Hospital (UAH) in Bloemfontein are illustrated. Accreditation assessments were performed between 2001 and 2007, and full compliance with the COHSASA standards for Academic Hospitals was achieved. An initiative to develop(More)
We wished to estimate the performance gap between thoracic surgical service provision and the burden of thoracic surgical disease in central South Africa (SA). We compared burden of disease data to the number of thoracic operations performed for inflammatory pleuro-pulmonary disease and primary lung cancer. The performance gap was estimated to be a factor(More)
The haemoglobin (Hb) levels of 100 blood samples submitted to the haematology laboratory of Groote Schuur Hospital were estimated by 3 clinical observers using the Buffalo Medical Specialties (BMS) portable haemoglobinometer. The average error was between 5% and 6% of the laboratory Hb value (0.6 g/dl). It is concluded that the BMS machine, besides being(More)
In a study of 200 patients with chest wounds in whom the need for referral to a centre with radiographic facilities was not obvious, careful clinical examination (pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, haemoglobin value and chest auscultation) was found to be a reliable triage tool. The sensitivity of one or more positive signs was 99.2% with a(More)
BACKGROUND The role of surgery in the management of airway obstruction from lymphobronchial tuberculosis is discussed in the present article. METHODS Nine patients were operated on over a 4-year period and are currently presented. The age of the patients ranged between 5 and 28 months and 7 patients were male. Six patients required preoperative(More)