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  1. Microbial growth in a mixture of hyperbaric bupivacaine and fentanyl prepared in a multi-dose syringe in the operating theatre environment
    Morgan, Gwen, 2013-01-24T12:44:33Z
    Introduction A protocol has been devised in which a 20ml mixture of hyperbaric bupivacaine and fentanyl is prepared in a multi-dose syringe, from which aliquots are withdrawn into individual sterile syringes for use in spinal anaesthesia. The risk of microbial contamination of these multi-dose syri ...
  2. Roles, norms and incentives influencing the performance of clinical officers in Kenyan rural hospitals
    Mbindyo, Patrick Mutinda, 2013-01-24T12:48:57Z
    This work explored perceptions regarding the roles, norms and incentives influencing the performance of Clinical Officers (COs) in rural district hospitals in Kenya. In order to improve access to health care mainly in rural areas, COs are increasingly being used to perform tasks that were previously ...
  3. A family based intervention to manage type 2 Diabetes in patients from lower socio-economic background
    Mshunqane, Nombeko, 2013-01-24T12:53:48Z
    Background The quality of care in the management of type 2 diabetes has a significant impact on glycaemic control and quality of life of patients. Recent research in developing countries aiming to establish the factors that influence the quality of care of patients with type 2 diabetes has shown th ...
  4. Understanding patterns of health system utilisation among people living with HIV/Aids attending rural HIV services
    Moshabela, Matlagolo Mosa, 2013-01-24T12:58:36Z
    Following the successful introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings, we have observed an unprecedented explosion in the expansion of ART programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in a 13-fold increase in coverage since 2004. In spite of these achievements, upta ...
  5. The clinical usefulness of adenosine deaminase measurement in cerebrospinal fluid specimens
    Ekermans, Pieter Anton, 2013-01-24T13:05:47Z
    Introduction: The diagnosis of meningitis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TBM) in general can be extremely difficult in the absence of culture confirmation. A non-definitive test such as adenosine deaminase (ADA) could potentially assist in this regard, although its current value for the diagnos ...
  6. The effect of preoperative apple juice on the prevalence of hypoglycaemia in paediatric patients
    Lee, Clover-Ann, 2013-01-24T13:09:29Z
    Background: Children have historically been fasted for prolonged periods preoperatively to reduce the volume and acidity of their gastric contents and thus the risk of regurgitation and pulmonary aspiration. Evidence shows that this risk is not increased by following the current recommended fasti ...
  7. The appraisal of factors affecting waiting times and recommendations for improvement at out-patient department (OPD) of Kopanong Hospital
    Nhlapo, Mkholwane Thomas, 2013-01-24T13:13:51Z
    Background: Long waiting times and the quality of care are sometimes compromised by the ineffective systems caused among others by the bottlenecks at the reception and the treatment areas. The Hospital management of the Kopanong Hospital was concerned about the long queues and waiting times in t ...
  8. The effect of carpal tunnel syndrome pain on sleep architecture
    Mdluli, Dalingcebo Christopher, 2013-01-24T13:16:39Z
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neuropathic condition commonly caused by the entrapment of the median nerve. The most common complaint presented by the CTS patients is pricking sensation, numbness, pins and needles, burning sensation as well as in the hand and sometimes the arm/s distribution o ...
  9. Outcome of HIV positive patients presenting with renal failure at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
    Vachiat, Ahmed Ismail, 2013-01-24T13:21:01Z
    Outcome of HIV positive patients presenting with renal failure at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) Background The majority of the 33.4 million people infected with HIV worldwide reside in sub-Saharan Africa. The HIV prevalence amongst young South Africans (ages 15- 49) is ...
  10. Prediction of the lower lip and chin response consequent to surgical advancement of the mandible
    Green-Thompson, Nadia Farrah, 2013-01-24T13:25:16Z
    It has been evident from the literature that the reports of response of the lower lip and soft tissue chin to the surgical advancement of the deficient lower jaw are strongly discrepant. Therefore, the objective of this study was to improve the understanding of the soft tissue response, with part ...