Laetitia de Villiers

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BACKGROUND Trials of endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke have produced variable results. We conducted this study to test whether more advanced imaging selection, recently developed devices, and earlier intervention improve outcomes. METHODS We randomly assigned patients with ischemic stroke who were receiving 0.9 mg of alteplase per kilogram of body(More)
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator is proven to reduce disability when given within 4·5 h of ischemic stroke onset. However, tissue plasminogen activator only succeeds in recanalizing large vessel arterial occlusion in a minority of patients. We hypothesized that anterior circulation ischemic stroke patients, selected(More)
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are an alternative treatment in venous thromboembolism where there are contraindications to anticoagulation. There are, however, concerns about the long-term safety of permanent IVC filters. Often, the period of risk from anticoagulation therapy is short, which supports the use of non-permanent IVC filters. In this series,(More)
AIM Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cause of death and morbidity. Anticoagulant therapy reduces the risk of PE but is associated with bleeding. Inferior vena caval (IVC) filters protect against PE but have an increased long term risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Temporary IVC filters allow protection against PE during high risk situations and may be(More)
A nine-year-old, domestic shorthair cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and treated with methimazole, which resulted in lethargy, inappetence and marked generalised lymphadenomegaly within two weeks of initiation of therapy. Cytology, histopathology and immunohistochemistry were suggestive of atypical lymphoid hyperplasia. Cessation of treatment resulted(More)
Comprehensive curriculum evaluation, based on Roos's curriculum evaluation model, was completed at the Ann Latsky Nursing College. This project was planned and implemented by means of a curriculum evaluation plan. In this article, the authors discuss the methodology that was followed during curriculum evaluation and that can serve as a guideline for tutors(More)
A Strategic Planning Committee was established by the Transvaal Provincial Administration to plan for and reposition nursing education in the Transvaal. Various focus areas were identified, including the Focus Area Curricula. The aim of the Focus Area Curricula Committee is the establishment of curricula for the education and training of all categories of(More)