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    1. Maharaj R, Maharaj V, Crouch NR, Bhagwandin N, Folb PI, Pillay P, Gayaram R. Screening of selected ethnomedicinal plants from South Africa for larvicidal activity against the mosquito Anopheles arabiensis. Malar J. 2012 Sep 10; 11:320. PMID: 22963538; PMCID: PMC3472289.
    2. Maharaj R, Maharaj V, Crouch NR, Bhagwandin N, Folb PI, Pillay P, Gayaram R. Screening for adulticidal bioactivity of South African plants against Anopheles arabiensis. Malar J. 2011 Aug 11; 10:233. PMID: 21835000; PMCID: PMC3170252.
    3. Maharaj R, Maharaj V, Newmarch M, Crouch NR, Bhagwandin N, Folb PI, Pillay P, Gayaram R. Evaluation of selected South African ethnomedicinal plants as mosquito repellents against the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito in a rodent model. Malar J. 2010 Oct 28; 9:301. PMID: 21029442; PMCID: PMC2988038.
    4. Kitua A, Folb P, Warsame M, Binka F, Faiz A, Ribeiro I, Peto T, Gyapong J, Yunus EB, Rahman R, Baiden F, Clerk C, Mrango Z, Makasi C, Kimbute O, Hossain A, Samad R, Gomes M. The use of placebo in a trial of rectal artesunate as initial treatment for severe malaria patients en route to referral clinics: ethical issues. J Med Ethics. 2010 Feb; 36(2):116-20. PMID: 20133408.
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    5. Ntutela S, Smith P, Matika L, Mukinda J, Arendse H, Allie N, Estes DM, Mabusela W, Folb P, Steyn L, Johnson Q, Folk WR, Syce J, Jacobs M. Efficacy of Artemisia afra phytotherapy in experimental tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2009 Dec; 89 Suppl 1:S33-40. PMID: 20006302; PMCID: PMC3439158.
    6. Gomes MF, Faiz MA, Gyapong JO, Warsame M, Agbenyega T, Babiker A, Baiden F, Yunus EB, Binka F, Clerk C, Folb P, Hassan R, Hossain MA, Kimbute O, Kitua A, Krishna S, Makasi C, Mensah N, Mrango Z, Olliaro P, Peto R, Peto TJ, Rahman MR, Ribeiro I, Samad R, White NJ. Pre-referral rectal artesunate to prevent death and disability in severe malaria: a placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Feb 14; 373(9663):557-66. PMID: 19059639; PMCID: PMC2646124.
    7. van de Venter M, Roux S, Bungu LC, Louw J, Crouch NR, Grace OM, Maharaj V, Pillay P, Sewnarian P, Bhagwandin N, Folb P. Antidiabetic screening and scoring of 11 plants traditionally used in South Africa. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Sep 02; 119(1):81-6. PMID: 18588966.
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    8. Orrell C, Little F, Smith P, Folb P, Taylor W, Olliaro P, Barnes KI. Pharmacokinetics and tolerability of artesunate and amodiaquine alone and in combination in healthy volunteers. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Jul; 64(7):683-90. PMID: 18415093; PMCID: PMC2426925.
    9. McIlleron H, Watkins ML, Folb PI, Ress SR, Wilkinson RJ. Rifampin levels, interferon-gamma release and outcome in complicated pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2007 Nov; 87(6):557-64. PMID: 17890156.
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    10. Hiss DC, Gabriels GA, Folb PI. Combination of tunicamycin with anticancer drugs synergistically enhances their toxicity in multidrug-resistant human ovarian cystadenocarcinoma cells. Cancer Cell Int. 2007 Apr 18; 7:5. PMID: 17439664; PMCID: PMC1865531.
    11. Gabriels GA, McIlleron H, Smith PJ, Folb PI, Fourie PB. Modification to improve efficiency of sampling schedules for BA/BE testing of FDC anti-tuberculosis drugs. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2007 Feb; 11(2):181-8. PMID: 17263289.
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    12. Simpson JA, Agbenyega T, Barnes KI, Di Perri G, Folb P, Gomes M, Krishna S, Krudsood S, Looareesuwan S, Mansor S, McIlleron H, Miller R, Molyneux M, Mwenechanya J, Navaratnam V, Nosten F, Olliaro P, Pang L, Ribeiro I, Tembo M, van Vugt M, Ward S, Weerasuriya K, Win K, White NJ. Population pharmacokinetics of artesunate and dihydroartemisinin following intra-rectal dosing of artesunate in malaria patients. PLoS Med. 2006 Nov; 3(11):e444. PMID: 17132053; PMCID: PMC1664603.
    13. McIlleron H, Wash P, Burger A, Norman J, Folb PI, Smith P. Determinants of rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol pharmacokinetics in a cohort of tuberculosis patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Apr; 50(4):1170-7. PMID: 16569826; PMCID: PMC1426981.
    14. Waako PJ, Smith P, Folb PI. In vitro interactions of Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.D. Adams, a traditional antimalarial medicinal plant, with artemisinin against Plasmodium falciparum. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14; 102(2):262-8. PMID: 16102929.
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    15. Waako PJ, Gumede B, Smith P, Folb PI. The in vitro and in vivo antimalarial activity of Cardiospermum halicacabum L. and Momordica foetida Schumch. Et Thonn. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 May 13; 99(1):137-43. PMID: 15848033.
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    16. Folb PI, Bernatowska E, Chen R, Clemens J, Dodoo AN, Ellenberg SS, Farrington CP, John TJ, Lambert PH, Macdonald NE, Miller E, Salisbury D, Schmitt HJ, Siegrist CA, Wimalaratne O. A global perspective on vaccine safety and public health: the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. Am J Public Health. 2004 Nov; 94(11):1926-31. PMID: 15514229; PMCID: PMC1448561.
    17. Clarkson C, Maharaj VJ, Crouch NR, Grace OM, Pillay P, Matsabisa MG, Bhagwandin N, Smith PJ, Folb PI. In vitro antiplasmodial activity of medicinal plants native to or naturalised in South Africa. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004 Jun; 92(2-3):177-91. PMID: 15137999.
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    18. Barnes KI, Mwenechanya J, Tembo M, McIlleron H, Folb PI, Ribeiro I, Little F, Gomes M, Molyneux ME. Efficacy of rectal artesunate compared with parenteral quinine in initial treatment of moderately severe malaria in African children and adults: a randomised study. Lancet. 2004 May 15; 363(9421):1598-605. PMID: 15145633.
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    19. Barnes KI, Folb PI. Measuring resistance to malaria. S Afr Med J. 2004 Jan; 94(1):36-7. PMID: 14971228.
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    20. Gumede B, Folb P, Ryffel B. Oral artesunate prevents Plasmodium berghei Anka infection in mice. Parasitol Int. 2003 Mar; 52(1):53-9. PMID: 12543147.
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    21. McIlleron H, Wash P, Burger A, Folb P, Smith P. Widespread distribution of a single drug rifampicin formulation of inferior bioavailability in South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2002 Apr; 6(4):356-61. PMID: 11936746.
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    22. Wilkins JJ, Folb PI, Valentine N, Barnes KI. An economic comparison of chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine as first-line treatment for malaria in South Africa: development of a model for estimating recurrent direct costs. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Jan-Feb; 96(1):85-90. PMID: 11926003.
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    23. Gould C, Folb P. The role of professionals in the South African chemical and biological warfare programme. Minerva. 2002; 40(1):77-91. PMID: 15168665.
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    24. Folb PI. Routine vaccination and child survival in Guinea-Bissau. WHO responds to Guinea-Bissau report. BMJ. 2001 Feb 10; 322(7282):361. PMID: 11273240.
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    25. Valodia PN, Seymour MA, McFadyen ML, Miller R, Folb PI. Validation of population pharmacokinetic parameters of phenytoin using the parallel Michaelis-Menten and first-order elimination model. Ther Drug Monit. 2000 Jun; 22(3):313-9. PMID: 10850399.
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    26. Mehta U, Milstien JB, Duclos P, Folb PI. Developing a national system for dealing with adverse events following immunization. Bull World Health Organ. 2000; 78(2):170-7. PMID: 10743281; PMCID: PMC2560682.
    27. Valodia PN, Seymour MA, Kies BM, Folb PI. Optimization of phenytoin therapy in adults with epilepsy in the Western Cape, South Africa. J Clin Pharm Ther. 1999 Oct; 24(5):381-5. PMID: 10583702.
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    28. Fivelman QL, Walden JC, Smith PJ, Folb PI, Barnes KI. The effect of artesunate combined with standard antimalarials against chloroquine-sensitive and chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Jul-Aug; 93(4):429-32. PMID: 10674097.
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    29. Leng HM, Albrecht CF, Kidson SH, Folb PI. Erythropoietin production in anemia associated with experimental cancer. Exp Hematol. 1999 May; 27(5):806-10. PMID: 10340395.
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    30. Valodia P, Seymour MA, Miller R, McFadyen ML, Folb PI. Factors influencing the population pharmacokinetic parameters of phenytoin in adult epileptic patients in South Africa. Ther Drug Monit. 1999 Feb; 21(1):57-62. PMID: 10051055.
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    31. Walubo A, Smith P, Folb PI. The role of oxygen free radicals in isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1998 Oct; 20(8):649-55. PMID: 9922980.
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    32. Folb PI. Medicines Control Council--setting the record straight. S Afr Med J. 1998 Oct; 88(10):1278, 1280. PMID: 9807167.
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    33. Saliba KJ, Folb PI, Smith PJ. Role for the plasmodium falciparum digestive vacuole in chloroquine resistance. Biochem Pharmacol. 1998 Aug 01; 56(3):313-20. PMID: 9744568.
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    34. Valodia P, Seymour MA, Kies BM, Folb PI. Benefits of a clinical pharmacokinetic service in optimising phenytoin use in the western Cape. S Afr Med J. 1998 Jul; 88(7):873-5. PMID: 9698715.
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    35. Folb PI. The medicines regulatory system in South Africa--review and proposals for reform. S Afr Med J. 1998 Jul; 88(7):864-5. PMID: 9698712.
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    36. Gomes M, Olliaro P, Folb P. What role can public health institutions play in drug development for the poor? A case study of artesunate. Med Trop (Mars). 1998; 58(3 Suppl):97-100. PMID: 10212912.
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    37. Benatar SR, Folb PI, van Niekerk JP, Bothwell TH, Ncayiyana DJ, Jacobs M, McCoy D, Abdool Karim SS, Makgoba MW, Prozesky OW, Kirsch R. Country profile. South Africa. Lancet. 1997 May 24; 349(9064):1537-45. PMID: 9167473.
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    38. Folb PI, van Gelder A, Swan GE. Virodene--support misguided. S Afr Med J. 1997 Apr; 87(4):466. PMID: 9254793.
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    39. Leng HM, Folb PI. Erythropoiesis and erythropoietin synthesis during aseptic acute inflammation. Inflamm Res. 1996 Nov; 45(11):541-5. PMID: 8951504.
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    40. Hiss D, Gabriels G, Jacobs P, Folb P. Tunicamycin potentiates drug cytotoxicity and vincristine retention in multidrug resistant cell lines. Eur J Cancer. 1996 Nov; 32A(12):2164-72. PMID: 9014761.
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    41. Leng HM, Kidson SH, Keraan MM, Randall GW, Folb PI. Cytokine-mediated inhibition of erythropoietin synthesis by dexamethasone. J Pharm Pharmacol. 1996 Sep; 48(9):971-4. PMID: 8910866.
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    42. Ebrahim O, Folb PI, Robson SC, Jacobs P. Blunted erythropoietin response to anaemia in tuberculosis. Eur J Haematol. 1995 Oct; 55(4):251-4. PMID: 7589343.
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    43. Walubo A, Smith PJ, Folb PI. Oxidative stress during antituberculous therapy in young and elderly patients. Biomed Environ Sci. 1995 Jun; 8(2):106-13. PMID: 7546339.
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    44. Walubo A, Smith P, Folb PI. Comprehensive assay for pyrazinamide, rifampicin and isoniazid with its hydrazine metabolites in human plasma by column liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr B Biomed Appl. 1994 Aug 19; 658(2):391-6. PMID: 7820269.
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    45. Folb PI. The effects of inhaled corticosteroids on the endocrine system. Int J Risk Saf Med. 1994; 5(1):31-42. PMID: 23511327.
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    46. Zent CS, Allin R, Folb PI. Prediction of amikacin dose requirements in neutropenic patients with haematological disease. S Afr Med J. 1993 Nov; 83(11):853-4. PMID: 7839219.
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    47. Folb PI. Scenario analysis of the future of medicines. Lancet. 1993 Jul 31; 342(8866):294. PMID: 8101310.
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    48. Folb PI. Preventing malaria. S Afr Med J. 1993 Feb; 83(2):77. PMID: 8451703.
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    49. Folb PI. The registration and control of medicines in South Africa: legal issues. Med Law. 1991; 10(6):555-63. PMID: 1822574.
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    50. Folb PI, Schlebusch J. The regulation of medicines in South Africa--does it control costs? S Afr Med J. 1989 Dec 16; 76(12):643-5. PMID: 2595502.
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    51. Livingstone RR, Sarembock LA, Barnes RD, Folb PI. Colchicine therapy in primary amyloidosis of the bladder: a case report. J Urol. 1989 Dec; 142(6):1570-1. PMID: 2585641.
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    52. Folb PI, Talmud J. Tear gas--its toxicology and suggestions for management of its acute effects in man. S Afr Med J. 1989 Oct 07; 76(7):295. PMID: 2508246.
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    53. Monteagudo FS, Cassidy MJ, Folb PI. Recent developments in aluminum toxicology. Med Toxicol Adverse Drug Exp. 1989 Jan-Feb; 4(1):1-16. PMID: 2651849.
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    54. Pillans PI, Stephenson BA, Folb PI. Vitamin A effects on fetal mouse cephalic acetylcholinesterase and choline acetyltransferase. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 1988 Sep; 17(5):665-71. PMID: 3214195.
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    55. Folb PI, Haus M, Schlebusch J. Drug regulation in South Africa. J Clin Pharmacol. 1988 Sep; 28(9):772-8. PMID: 3230145.
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    56. Pillans PI, Folb PI, Ponzi SF. The effects of in vivo administration of teratogenic doses of vitamin A during the preimplantation period in the mouse. Teratology. 1988 Jan; 37(1):7-11. PMID: 3347910.
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    57. Monteagudo FS, Isaacson LC, Wilson G, Hickman R, Folb PI. Aluminium excretion by the distal tubule of the pig kidney. Nephron. 1988; 49(3):245-50. PMID: 3398986.
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    58. Pillans PI, Stephenson BA, Folb PI. Cyclophosphamide effects on fetal mouse cephalic acetylcholinesterase. Arch Toxicol. 1988; 62(2-3):230-1. PMID: 3196160.
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    59. Monteagudo FS, Folb PI. Paracetamol poisoning at Groote Schuur Hospital. A 5-year experience. S Afr Med J. 1987 Dec 05; 72(11):773-6. PMID: 3317932.
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    60. Simon HJ, Folb PI, Rocha H. Policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to antibiotics: report of Task Force 3. Rev Infect Dis. 1987 May-Jun; 9 Suppl 3:S261-9. PMID: 3602802.
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    61. Monteagudo F, Wood L, Jacobs P, Folb P, Cassidy M. Aluminium loading during therapeutic plasma exchange. J Clin Apher. 1987; 3(3):161-3. PMID: 3558340.
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    62. Scott TR, Folb PI, Kirsch RE. The identification of a glutathione S-transferase isozyme in fetal rat livers which is absent from adult livers. Biochem Int. 1986 Jul; 13(1):65-9. PMID: 3753509.
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    63. Kola I, Folb PI. Chlorpromazine inhibits the mitotic index, cell number, and formation of mouse blastocysts, and delays implantation of CBA mouse embryos. J Reprod Fertil. 1986 Mar; 76(2):527-36. PMID: 3701697.
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    64. Kola I, Folb PI, Parker MI. Maternal administration of cyclophosphamide induces chromosomal aberrations and inhibits cell number, histone synthesis, and DNA synthesis in preimplantation mouse embryos. Teratog Carcinog Mutagen. 1986; 6(2):115-27. PMID: 2874640.
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    65. Kola I, Folb PI. An assessment of the effects of cyclophosphamide and sodium valproate on the viability of preimplantation mouse embryos using the fluorescein diacetate test. Teratog Carcinog Mutagen. 1986; 6(1):23-31. PMID: 2874634.
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    66. Thompson PA, Folb PI. The effects of disulfiram on the experimental C3H mouse embryo. J Appl Toxicol. 1985 Feb; 5(1):1-10. PMID: 3989215.
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    67. Folb PI. Diltiazem--a new calcium antagonist. S Afr Med J. 1984 Jul 21; 66(3):83-4. PMID: 6740436.
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    68. Folb PI. Drugs and driving. S Afr Med J. 1984 Apr 07; 65(14):544. PMID: 6710258.
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    69. McFadyen ML, Folb PI, Miller R, Keeton GR, Marks IN. Pharmacokinetics of ranitidine in patients with chronic renal failure. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1983; 25(3):347-51. PMID: 6313378.
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    70. McFadyen ML, Folb PI, Miller R, Marks IN, Moshal MG. The pharmacokinetics of ranitidine in patients with chronic duodenal ulceration: a comparison of responders and non-responders. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1983; 24(4):441-7. PMID: 6305671.
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    71. Thompson PA, Folb PI. An in vitro model of alcohol and acetaldehyde teratogenicity. J Appl Toxicol. 1982 Aug; 2(4):190-5. PMID: 7185900.
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    72. Biersteker E, Folb PI. A simple and effective drug information system for general practitioners. Practitioner. 1982 Apr; 226(1366):605-6. PMID: 7088852.
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    73. Folb PI. Acupuncture -- the state of the art. S Afr Med J. 1981 Sep 26; 60(13):487-8. PMID: 7280898.
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    74. McFadyen ML, Folb PI, Marks IN, Wright JP, Lucke W. The pharmacokinetics of ranitidine in patients with chronic duodenal ulceration. Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl. 1981 Jun; 69:109-13. PMID: 6119772.
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    75. Bowey FS, Biersteker EM, Folb PI. Running a drug information system on a scanty budget. S Afr Med J. 1980 Jun 07; 57(23):959-61. PMID: 7404064.
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    76. Folb PI. The comparative efficacy and safety of aminoglycoside antibiotics. S Afr Med J. 1979 May 12; 55(20):807-8. PMID: 462329.
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    77. Folb PI, Timme A, Horowitz A. Nocardia infections in congenitally athymic (nude) mice and in other inbred mouse strains. Infect Immun. 1977 Nov; 18(2):459-66. PMID: 336547; PMCID: PMC421255.
    78. Folb PI, Horowitz A, Greenwald M. Amyloidosis developing in experimental nocardia infections. Br J Exp Pathol. 1977 Apr; 58(2):130-2. PMID: 861163; PMCID: PMC2041276.
    79. Folb PI, Bank H. Evidence for an active immune response in acute hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease). Am J Med Sci. 1976 Nov-Dec; 272(3):269-76. PMID: 65127.
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    80. Folb PI, Jaffe R, Altmann G. Nocardia asteroides and Nocardia brasiliensis infections in mice. Infect Immun. 1976 May; 13(5):1490-6. PMID: 773837; PMCID: PMC420786.
    81. Folb PI, Altmann G, Merzbach D, IPP E. Nocardiosis in Israel. A report of five cases. Isr J Med Sci. 1976 Feb; 12(2):150-3. PMID: 770393.
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    82. Folb PI, Bank H. Activated lymphocytes in the peripheral blood in acute hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease). Isr J Med Sci. 1974 Jul; 10(7):785-7. PMID: 4408149.
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    83. Folb PI, Ramot B. Autoradiography of activated lymphocytes in the blood in Hodgkin's disease. Isr J Med Sci. 1973 Jul; 9(7):923-5. PMID: 4732929.
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    84. Folb PI, Smith A, Trounce JR. Lymphocyte transformation. Br Med J. 1971 Dec 25; 4(5790):813. PMID: 5135256; PMCID: PMC1799698.
    85. Folb PI, Trounce JR. Selective pharmacological inhibition of lymphocyte stimulation. Lancet. 1971 Jul 24; 2(7717):221-2. PMID: 4104891.
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    86. Folb PI, Trounce JR. Immunological aspects of candida infection complicating steroid and immunosuppressive drug therapy. Lancet. 1970 Nov 28; 2(7683):1112-4. PMID: 4097909.
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    87. Moshal MG, Nellen M, Folb P. Diphenylhydantoin sodium in cardiac arrhythmia. S Afr Med J. 1967 Apr 15; 41(15):389-91. PMID: 6025871.
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