Carol L. Tait

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INTRODUCTION A knowledge of Helicobacter pylori status is likely to be important in the management of patients presenting in general practice with dyspepsia. Near-patient testing kits for the detection of the H. pylori antibodies in whole blood, which provide results very quickly, are now available. AIM To determine the test characteristics of the Helisal(More)
Computer models of different strategies for the management of dyspepsia in primary care indicate that a 'test-and-treat' approach is likely to be associated with the lowest costs and acceptable clinical outcomes. We present information on computer modelling studies and report the findings of a randomised trial comparing a Helicobacter pylori test-and-treat(More)
The prevalence of a range of gastrointestinal symptoms was compared in 1014 cases, identified in general practice, receiving chronic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment and 975 matched community controls. The NSAIDs being taken included aspirin (33%), ibuprofen (17%), naproxen (11%), piroxicam (9%), indomethacin (8%), and diclofenac (7%).(More)
BACKGROUND South Africa has a history of low breastfeeding rates among women with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In this study, we assessed infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among pregnant and postpartum women with and without HIV, in the context of changes in infant feeding and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission(More)
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