Junet van der Merwe

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An epidemiological study of human poisoning in the Bloemfontein area over a recent 6-year period was performed. Deliberate and accidental poisonings were studied relative to: (i) age of poisoned persons; (ii) sex of poisoned persons; (iii) type of poison involved; and (iv) the time the poisoning occurred. The study also included the number of patients(More)
Much controversy still exists in the treatment of otitis media with effusion. A double-blind randomised prospective trial during which bromhexine hydrochloride was compared with a placebo is reported. Information from 60 patients was analysed and the results reveal interesting findings on the effects of bromhexine on middle-ear clearance. The data clearly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible reasons for repeated urethral dilatation or optical internal urethrotomy rather than urethroplasty in the treatment of male urethral strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men referred to the stricture clinic of our institution during the period April 2007 - March 2008 were reviewed and the operative urological procedures(More)
A 24-year-old black female (HIV-positive) was referred to our clinic with a 4-week history of an ulcerative lesion of the right upper and lower eyelids. She was on treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis and had been admitted to a secondary level hospital. She had no other ocular symptoms or signs. A tissue biopsy of the lesion revealed multinucleate squamous(More)
PURPOSE To determine if there is a screening test or a combination of screening tests that may be suitable for cataract and glaucoma case detection in Vision 2020 programs in Africa. METHODS Design-Screening methods validation study. Setting-Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Subjects-African patients aged 40 years and older with known(More)
Questionnaires were sent to 148 South African otorhinolaryngologists to ascertain their experience of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). The Messerklinger approach to FESS was followed by 87% of the surgeons who responded. In South Africa FESS is performed mainly under general anaesthesia. An incidence of 1.3% is reported in respect of major(More)
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