Rijané Swart

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Eczema herpeticum is a serious herpes simplex virus infection that may have a fatal outcome. Effective antiviral therapy is therefore imperative. Acyclvoir (9-[2-hydroxyethoxymethyl]-guanine) is a new antiviral agent with high potency and low toxic effect. We treated three cases of eczema herpeticum successfully with acyclovir.
The phototoxicity and mutagenicity of 4,5'-dimethylangelicin (Ang) were assessed in cultures of hamster cells and human skin fibroblasts after long-wave ultraviolet irradiation. To obtain an impression of the clinical usefulness of Ang, we compared the phototoxicity and mutagenicity of this compound with those of 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP). To reach the same(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate if percentage change (%∆) in renin over a 3 year follow-up is associated with %∆ in cardiovascular and inflammatory markers in a low renin bi-ethnic group. METHODS Blood pressure, active renin, C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels of 73 black and 81 white teachers were measured at baseline and after 3 years. RESULTS In(More)
BACKGROUND Inguinal nerve identification during open inguinal hernia repair is associated with less chronic postoperative pain. However, most Dutch surgeons do not identify all three inguinal nerves when carrying out this procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a nerve-recognizing Lichtenstein hernia repair and to measure the(More)
Five per cent acyclovir cream containing propylene glycol was used in a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized trial of topical acyclovir therapy in 30 patients with recurrent orofacial herpes simplex infections. Several patients re-entered the trial and a total of 60 treated episodes were evaluated. Analysis of the first episodes treated showed a(More)
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