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PathCare Namibia AMR Data 2016 – 2021

Local, aggregated antimicrobial resistance data is valuable to guide empiric treatment strategies and to track epidemiological changes in susceptibility patterns over time. The data shown are determined from isolates identified in Pathcare Namibia microbiology laboratories.

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Product of Conception: Comprehensive Molecular Chromosome Screening

Product of Conception: Comprehensive Molecular Chromosome Screening

Chromosomal causes of miscarriages Chromosomal aneuploidies (abnormal number of chromosomes) are the most common cause of first trimester miscarriage, accounting for more than 50% of spontaneous abortions1.  Aneuploidies observed in products of conception (POCs)...

Primary Aldosteronism: An Under-Recognised Problem

Primary Aldosteronism: An Under-Recognised Problem

Primary aldosteronism (PA), also known as Conn’s syndrome, is common and has a significantly higher cardiovascular risk profile than sex-, age-, and BP-matched patients with essential hypertension.  PA is now considered a major public health issue, which requires a...

Covid-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA)

Covid-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA)

Covid-19 and ARDS In individuals with co-morbidities, defective immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 may allow unrestricted viral replication which elicits hyperinflammation and severe complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). COVID-19 resulting in...