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Portable ultrasound scanner versus serology in screening for hydatid cysts in a nomadic population
3553 nomads in Turkana, a remote area of north-west Kenya, were screened for hydatid cysts by a portable ultrasound scanner and by serology. 198 (5.6%) proved to have liver or upper abdominal cysts. In the group screened ...
Derby intramedullary nail: further biomechanical comparison
This paper is the second part of a study into the mechanical effectiveness of a new intramedullary femoral nail (the Derby nail). The results of three point bending tests have shown that the Derby nail is stronger and ...
A complement fixation test for visceral leishmaniasis using homologous parasite antigen I
The complement fixation test using homologous parasite antigen was evaluated in 60 individuals with confirmed visceral leishmaniasis and compared with the results obtained in individuals with other parasitic and infectious ...
Splenic aspiration. Review of the literature
We present a review of the literature on splenic aspiration. The history, techniques, indications, contra-indications and complications, as reported in the literature are reviewed. The value of splenic aspiration in clinical ...
Renal clearance of pentavalent antimony (sodium stibogluconate)
Kenyan kala-azar is sometimes unresponsive to a standard course of sodium stibogluconate. The renal excretion of sodium stibogluconate was therefore studied in patients with kala azar and in volunteers; both urine and serum ...
Chronic splenomegaly in Nairobi, Kenya. I. Epidemiology, malarial antibody and immunoglobulin levels
Chronic splenomegaly in 131 Kenyan patients was investigated at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. Patients were allocated to diagnostic groups on the basis of clinical, haematological, parasitological, histological, ...