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  1. Traumatic brain injuries at Vryheid Hospital during 2009
    Kibamba, Crispin Ngoy, 2013-01-22T07:29:43Z
    1. BACKGROUND AND SETTING The study was conducted at Vryheid district hospital in the Kwazulu- Natal province. The increasing number of traumatic brain injuries seen at the hospital has prompted me to describe traumatic brain injuries in the community. Data was collected from the records of casua ...
  2. The use of blood and blood products in the maternity ward of Boitumelo Regional Hospital
    Modiko, Serahome Obed, 2013-01-23T05:14:56Z
    BACKGROUND: Recently, South African health system has been experiencing shortage of blood and blood products due to increase in demand for conditions (such as road accident injuries, assaults, surgery and complications of labour) and decrease in supply due to conditions such as Human Immunodefici ...
  3. Insecticide resistance and Bionomics in laboratory reared and field caught Anopheles funestus Giles (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Spillings, Belinda Lea, 2013-01-23T05:24:40Z
    Malaria is transmitted by the mature, blood feeding portion of mosquito vector populations. Malaria vector control programs based on indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticides are designed to target resting adult Anopheles mosquitoes before or after they have blood fed. When a female mosquito a ...
  4. Audit of breech presentation delivered vaginally at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
    Uzabakiriho, Dr Bernard, 2013-01-23T05:36:33Z
    Background Vaginal breech delivery can be a difficult obstetric procedure. The well-known Term Breech Trial concluded that planned elective caesarean section at term was safer for the babies than planned vaginal birth. This resulted in widespread adoption of protocols favouring planned caesarean se ...
  5. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome in a rural glaucoma clinic in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    Mdlankomo, Rasayi, 2013-01-23T05:40:43Z
    Introduction Glaucoma presents an ever-increasing burden in Africa because of its asymptomatic nature. In South Africa, pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS) is particularly prevalent among black South Africans patients with glaucoma. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of PXS ...
  6. The effect of dieldrin exposure on Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae): fitness, fecundity and fertility.
    Norton, Ryan Anthony Ingram, 2013-01-23T05:45:44Z
    The effect of dieldrin exposure on fecundity, fertility and longevity was investigated in two populations of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s: A wild representative strain and a laboratory strain were used. Experimental procedures were designed and optimised to obtain the maximum ...
  7. The effects of problem-based learning on nurse competence: a systematic review
    Cartwright, Penelope Janet, 2013-01-23T05:51:14Z
    PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine the effects of problem-based learning on nurse competence. METHODS: A systematic review was used as the study design. This method included defining the research question, searching the relevant datab ...
  8. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and rheumatoid arthritis
    Tarr, Gareth Scott, 2013-01-23T05:54:09Z
    Objectives: To determine the impact of human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. Patients & Methods: Retrospective record review of RA patients who HIV sero-converted, compared to a HIV negative RA control group. DAS28-ESR and -CRP scores were collected a ...
  9. Clinical epidemiology of newly discovered respiratory viruses
    Radebe, Zelda, 2013-01-23T06:13:20Z
    Background: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. A number of new viruses associated with LRTI in young children have recently been discovered. These include Human Bocavirus (HBoV), Human Polyomavirus strains WU (WUPyV) and ...