Brian Brink

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A 58-year-old man died after a 27-month illness characterized by insomnia, confirmed by polysomnography. He was homozygous for methionine at codon 129 of the prion gene but had no mutation in the prion gene. Neuropathology showed thalamic and olivary atrophy and no spongiform changes. Paraffin-embedded tissue blotting demonstrated abnormal prion protein in(More)
BACKGROUND HIV impacts heavily on the operating costs of companies in sub-Saharan Africa, with many companies now providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in the workplace. A full cost-benefit analysis of workplace ART provision has not been conducted using primary data. We developed a dynamic health-state transition model to estimate the economic(More)
A new power behind-the-ear hearing instrument with digital feedback suppression (DFS) seems to be an important step towards solving the problems of acoustic feedback in high power instrument fittings. Previous experiences (Dyrlund & Bisgaard, 1991) with a DFS prototype are confirmed in the present work. Ten profoundly hearing-impaired children were fitted(More)
Background: Due to Lesotho's high adult HIV prevalence (23%), considerable resources have been allocated to the HIV/AIDS response, while resources for non-communicable diseases have lagged. Since November 2011, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has supported Lesotho Ministry of Health to roll out Family Health Days (FHDs), an innovative(More)
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