Haylene Nell

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OBJECTIVE The GOLD guidelines suggest that the presence of a post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) < 80% of the predicted value in combination with a FEV1/forced vital capacity (FVC) < 70% confirms the diagnosis of COPD. Limited data exist regarding the accuracy of these criteria to distinguish between COPD and asthma. The aim of(More)
OBJECTIVES Indigenous medicines are widely used throughout Africa, despite a lack of scientific evidence for their safety or efficacy. The aims of this study were: (a) to conduct a pilot study of the safety of a common indigenous South African phytotherapy, Lessertia frutescens (Sutherlandia), in healthy adults; and (b) to contribute to establishing(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of two doses (8 mg and 25 mg once daily) of a 2:1 standardized extract of the South African medicinal plant Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N.E. Br., trademarked Zembrin,(®) in healthy adult volunteers over a three-month period. DESIGN This was a randomized, double-blind,(More)
We have assessed the immune-regulatory and adjuvant activities of a synthetic glycolipid, ABX196, a novel analog of the parental compound α-GalCer. As expected, ABX196 demonstrated a measurable and significant adjuvant effect in mice and monkeys with no appreciable toxicity at the doses used to promote immune responses. We performed a phase I/II dose(More)
AIM To compare a test version of HFA fluticasone/salmeterol (FP/SM) combination inhaler (Neolab, UK) with the reference product Seretide (GlaxoSmithKline, UK). METHODS An in vitro Anderson cascade impactor was used to compare the fine particle dose (<4.7 microm). Two separate randomized cross-over studies were performed to compare the systemic(More)
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