Michelle Pentecost

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BACKGROUND The histological differential diagnosis of Crohn's disease and intestinal tuberculosis can be very challenging, as both are chronic granulomatous disorders with overlapping histological features. AIM To evaluate selected clinical and histological parameters in colonic biopsy specimens for their ability to discriminate between Crohn's disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to report the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) in a tertiary-care hospital in South Africa and to identify risk factors, assess patient outcomes and determine the impact of the hypervirulent strain of the organism referred to as North American pulsed-field type 1 (NAP1). (More)
The vaginal douche is not harmful. There is evidence that douching has a beneficial effect on the vaginal and cervical mucous membranes. 100 patients were divided into 3 groups, 1 douching with a medicinal powder, 1 douching with water, and 1 not douching. 60% of the patients complaining of irritation had evidence of vaginitis while 80% of the patients(More)
In Africa, urbanization and urban growth are dramatically restructuring the nature of cities. The growing majority of urban dwellers now live in informal conditions that, without access to basic services or public amenities, expose residents to greater health risk, and health-care systems are unable to provide affordable or comprehensive cover. The(More)
Oni is with the Division of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Smit and Parnell are with the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Matzopoulos is with the Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape(More)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a mandate to assist member states in areas of human health and particularly in the use of radiation for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical audit is seen as an essential tool to assist in assuring the quality of radiation medicine, particularly in the instance of multidisciplinary audit of diagnostic(More)
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