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  1. Self referral of women in labour at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital after the introduction of a triage down referral system
    Dlakavu, Welekazi Fuziwe, 2013-01-25T05:14:22Z
    Background and objectives There has been a steady annual increase in the number of deliveries performed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in recent years. A 2004 audit found that approximately one third of deliveries conducted at the hospital were of women who had referred themselves and were low ...
  2. The relationship between oral candidiasis and micronutrient deficiency in an adult TB cohort in Alexandra, Johannesburg
    Thekiso, Maphefo Desiree, 2013-01-25T05:19:02Z
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem worldwide, and particularly in South Africa. Micronutrient deficiency (malnutrition) is caused by insufficient supply of vitamins and minerals for normal cell function in the body. Nutritional deficiencies in minerals, vitamins and diets rich in car ...
  3. Changes in sexual behaviour, following a diagnosis of HIV infection, in a group of South African males.
    Baraldi, Ezio, 2013-01-25T05:23:15Z
    Background: The inexorable spread of HIV infection across all continents is attributable to many factors, including male sexual behaviour. Such behaviour is often considered recalcitrant to change. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine if sexual behaviour does or does not change after ...
  4. Respirable dust and quartz in medium sized maize and root plant farming in southern Mozambique
    Mirembo, Jose C. F, 2013-01-25T05:30:07Z
    INTRODUCTION According to ILO (2000), in developing countries about 59 per cent of labour force belongs to the agriculture sector. This is a particularly serious concern from the viewpoint of promoting the health of a population and reduction of social vulnerability in a country like Mozambique whe ...
  5. Clinical utility of the modified Wells score in combination with the D-dimer assay in the prediction of deep venous thrombosis in a local population
    Goodier, Matthew, 2013-01-25T05:36:28Z
    Clinical prediction scores such as the modified Wells score have proved useful to determine the likelihood for the presence of lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Infection with HIV may affect the validity of this approach in the South African context. This study of 230, mostly inpatients, of w ...
  6. Impact of occupational specific dispensation on the vacancy rate and profile of doctors working at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital
    Fisher, Trevor Sylvester Joseph, 2013-01-25T05:41:40Z
    Background: In 2007, occupational specific dispensation (OSD) was introduced for public sector employees in South Africa which is unique to each identified occupation in the public service. The OSD for doctors was later introduced in 2009. The purpose of the OSD was to improve government"s abilit ...
  7. Positive D-dimer results in a private hospital emergency department : an audit of patient management and outcomes (posed study)
    Rudolph, Adriana Josina, 2013-01-25T05:45:44Z
    Background: The D-dimer test is commonly requested in an emergency department to confirm or exclude clinically suspected venous thrombosis. In this setting, the D-dimer is used in conjunction with the Wells clinical score and other investigation such as duplex doppler, V/Q scan or CT scan to make ...
  8. A polymeric triple-layered tablet for stratified zero-order drug release
    Moodley, Kovanya, 2013-01-25T05:50:13Z
    Patient compliance is a major factor in achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes. Pill burden, due to multiple drug therapies, has a great detrimental impact on compliance of the patient. Dose-dependent side-effects, associated with peak-trough plasma fluctuations of drugs, also have a negative imp ...
  9. An investigation of the association between household biomass fuel smoke exposure, anaemia and stunting in children aged 12-59 months participating in the 2006-2007 Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey
    Machisa, Mercilene Tanyaradzwa, 2013-01-25T09:26:39Z
    Background Indoor air pollution due to use of biomass fuels (BMF) for household cooking and heating is a known risk factor of morbidity and mortality in children under the age of five years. A recent study in India suggested an association between biomass fuel smoke exposure anaemia and stunting am ...
  10. Occupational related low-back pain (LBP) in truck drivers
    Ramroop, Shaun, 2013-01-25T09:32:43Z
    Motivation Occupational driving has often been associated with a high prevalence of low-back pain (LBP). Truck drivers in the petrochemical industry in South Africa are vulnerable to occupational related LBP because of the very nature of their job, and this vulnerability has to date not been quanti ...