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Clinical Immunology & Autoimmunity 06 August 2014

Patients with recurrent infections are often referred for further investigation of their immune function, to establish if there is an underlying immune deficiency. There are 3 major clinical scenarios in this setting:

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Dr Gary Sudwarts
Q&A with Dr Gary Sudwarts 01 June 2014

WHAT ARE UTERINE FIBROIDS? "They’re benign (non-cancerous) growths in the muscular wall of the uterus and a major cause of heavy bleeding, period pain and infertility. If you’re over 35, there’s a 20–40% chance you have them. Many women are advised to have a hysterectomy to control their symptoms."

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Baarmoeder-fibroïedembolisering
Histerektomie kan so vermy word 01 March 2014

’n Histerektomie was lank die enigste permanente oplossing vir fibroïede in jou baarmoeder. Jy het nou ’n ander keuse – minder indringend met dieselfde voordele

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The Angus Warriors
Teenage cancer survivors spread festive season cheer 20 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013 When 17-year-old Angus Kerr of Cape Town underwent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a form of blood cancer, earlier this year he found it a tough and very lonely journey. At one point he even told his mother, Teresa Kerr, that he did not think he could carry on.

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Uterine Artery Embolisation
A life-changing option 17 December 2013

A little-known procedure is offering hope for local women suffering from debilitating uterine fibroids. Carla Calitz investigates.

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Asthma
Alternative treatment option available to adult South Africans with uncontrolled asthma 17 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Approximately 10% of adults who suffer from asthma, and who are adherent, are not able to control the disease properly through the use of medication. These sufferers will know just how debilitating it can be to have uncontrolled asthma, which leads to time off work and in some cases frequent visits to hospital emergency departments.

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Digestive Diseases Centre
New facility treats complete range of gastrointestinal conditions 17 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 The Digestive Diseases Centre, the only private facility of its kind in Cape Town, has opened at UCT Private Academic Hospital in Cape Town. The centre treats an extensive range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, including colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases, liver and pancreatic diseases and incontinence.

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Uterine Fibroids
Highly effective radiology treatment available for uterine fibroids 20 November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Although it is not widely known, a very effective, minimally invasive means of treating uterine fibroids is available in South Africa. Fibroids are growths that develop on the wall of the uterus, which can cause heavy bleeding, intense period pain, and sometimes, infertility.

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Professor Jake Krige
UCT Private Academic Hospital 08 March 2011

Technology brings a “new dimension” to the treatment of liver cancer.

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