Twenty-four patients clinically diagnosed as having migraine (17 of the classic or common type and seven of the complicated type) were evaluated on a 0.5-T or 0.6-T superconductive MR imaging unit with the objective of detecting associated parenchymal lesions. Thirteen (54%) of the patients had normal MR studies. Eleven (46%) of the patients (seven with… (More)
INTRODUCTION Plasma HIV viral load (VL) is the principle determinant of mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), yet there are few data on VL in populations of pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the distribution and determinants of VL in HIV-positive women seeking antenatal care (ANC) in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS Consecutive… (More)
A patient with posttraumatic lumbar radicular paresthesias is presented. The preoperative diagnosis of an epidural synovial cyst was considered. At surgery, an epidural synovial microcystic mass was found emanating from a distracted L4-5 facet joint and dissecting into the layers of the ligamentum flavum. A brief review of the condition is presented.
OBJECTIVE To document clinical outcomes and women's experiences following the introduction of mifepristone into South African public sector second-trimester medical abortion services, and compare with historic cohorts receiving misoprostol-only. METHODS Repeated cross-sectional observational studies documented service delivery and experiences of women… (More)
Four patients with deep neck or retropharyngeal abscesses underwent CT-guided aspiration and drainage from either of two percutaneous approaches. Percutaneous drainage contributed to prompt and/or dramatic clinical responses in all four patients by effecting decompression of the abscess cavities and by improving the ability to assess infectious organisms.… (More)
Axial computed tomographic (CT) scans after intravenous contrast infusion were used to image the cervical carotid arteries of patients with cerebral ischemic symptoms. Standard transfemoral cervical carotid and cerebral angiography was the principal diagnostic modality used in all patients studied. The angiographic results were compared to the CT images and… (More)
Rapid sequential computed tomography of the brain after the bolus injection of contrast material provides invaluable information as to the characteristic blood flow of intracranial lesions in a noninvasive manner. Plotted dynamic curves permit accurate diagnosis of particularly difficult cases of infarcts and neoplasms. Dynamic computed tomographic (CT)… (More)