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Tissue samples were taken in a series of 64 consecutive autopsies of African women aged 16-70 years. These were block-dissected and studied to determine the frequency of schistosome eggs in tissues of the uterus, and its adnexa, and in the vagina, as well as to determine the numbers of eggs in these tissues. In addition, by histological examination, it(More)
  • D M BLAIR
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 1956
The author, in his capacity as a WHO consultant, undertook a survey of bilharziasis in British West and East Africa and Nyasaland during 1950-51. The information thus obtained has been revised and brought up to date and is recorded in the present article together with similar observations on Northern Rhodesia, which was not visited, and on Southern(More)
Oral oxamniquine at a total dose of 60 mg/kg (given in 4 equal doses morning and evening over 2 days, after food) is an efficient and apparently very safe drug for the treatment of Schistosoma mansoni infections. Lower doses, or shorter schedules of treatment, are less efficient. The drug has little or no effect on S. haematobium infections. Side-effects(More)
Ninety-nine unselected patients were given a standardized general anaesthetic with fentanyl 1.5 microgram . kg-1 every 30 minutes and were randomly divided into three equal groups; Group I patients received naloxone 0.1 mg. Group II naloxone 0.2 mg and Group III naloxone 0.4 mg intravenously at the end of the operation and after the reversal of(More)
In order to assess the effects of schistosomiasis in the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and the intraabdominal portion of the vas deferens, we examined these organs at 200 consecutive autopsies of African males. Portions of these organs as well as of the bladder, were digested in KOH; the proportion of eggs of Schistosoma haematobium found in these(More)
In this article we report the results of a survey conducted in two coastal communities of Bangladesh less than two weeks after they were hit by the severe cyclone of April 29, 1991. It was found that almost all of the surveyed heads of households had received early warnings of the cyclone. Nevertheless, a majority of the respondents did not leave their(More)