The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital

 

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dc.contributor.author Jennison, S H en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1990 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jennison, S. 1990. The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27170
dc.description.abstract In this MMed thesis I have reviewed retrospectively the pericardial aspirations performed between 1 July 1987 and 12th October 1989 at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Documenting the reasons for aspiration, the complications of pericardiocentesis, and how cytologic, bacteriologic and biochemical examination of the aspirate influenced the clinicians' management of the 52 patients reviewed. The relatively low mortality of less than 2% is noted, in a procedure carried out for the relief of cardiac tamponade in 57% of the patients. A significant relationship between an ADA level higher than 51 international units per litre and a positive culture of mycobacterium tuberculosis from pericardial aspiration is demonstrated. The relatively low successful culture of mycobacterium tuberculosis (32% of the 29 patients clinically assessed as having tuberculous pericarditis) is noted, and recommendations to improve the yield from culture are made. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pericardial Effusion - diagnosis en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pericardiectomy - methods en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pericarditis - diagnosis en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pericardium - anatomy and histology en_ZA
dc.title The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Cardiology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jennison, S. H. (1990). <i>The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Cardiology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27170 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jennison, S H. <i>"The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Cardiology, 1990. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27170 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jennison SH. The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Cardiology, 1990 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27170 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Jennison, S H AB - In this MMed thesis I have reviewed retrospectively the pericardial aspirations performed between 1 July 1987 and 12th October 1989 at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Documenting the reasons for aspiration, the complications of pericardiocentesis, and how cytologic, bacteriologic and biochemical examination of the aspirate influenced the clinicians' management of the 52 patients reviewed. The relatively low mortality of less than 2% is noted, in a procedure carried out for the relief of cardiac tamponade in 57% of the patients. A significant relationship between an ADA level higher than 51 international units per litre and a positive culture of mycobacterium tuberculosis from pericardial aspiration is demonstrated. The relatively low successful culture of mycobacterium tuberculosis (32% of the 29 patients clinically assessed as having tuberculous pericarditis) is noted, and recommendations to improve the yield from culture are made. DA - 1990 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1990 T1 - The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital TI - The diagnostic value of pericardial aspiration at Groote Schuur hospital UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27170 ER - en_ZA


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