Piers A Stead

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The immune response to infection with M. tuberculosis depends on cytokine activation of effector cells. We therefore conducted a pilot study of recombinant human interleukin-2 (rhuIL-2) as an adjunct to multidrug therapy (MDT) to evaluate the safety of this approach and to determine whether IL-2 can enhance the cellular immune response in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of the introduction of a plastic shield-shaped device (Needleguard, Biosafe, Auckland, New Zealand) and education program designed to allow safer recapping, on recorded rates of needlestick injury. DESIGN A before-after trial with a two-year duration of follow-up. SETTING Tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To report an extremely rare case of endotoxic shock due to Enterobacter cloacae that occurred after laparoscopy for gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) in a nulligravid woman. DESIGN Private fertility center in Cape Town, South Africa. SETTING Case report. PATIENT(S) A 34-year-old woman with primary infertility. INTERVENTION(S) Routine(More)
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