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  1. An audit of the utility of the D-dimer test in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in a private emergency unit in Johannesburg
    Schur, Amanda J, 2014-08-25T08:40:59Z
    Background: The D-Dimer test has a high negative predictive value used primarily to exclude clinically suspected possible thrombo-embolic disease. In Emergency Unit (EU) practice, this test is often done not only for suspected Pulmonary Emboli (PE) but also to rule out atypical PE. In South Afric ...
  2. The knowledge, attitudes and use of performance enhancing substances and supplements among male high school first- and second team athletes in the central metropolitan area of Cape Town, South Africa
    Van Aswegen, Mariaan, 2014-08-25T08:51:23Z
    Title: The knowledge, attitudes and use of performance enhancing substances and supplements among male High-school first and second team athletes in the metropolitan area of Cape Town, South Africa. Objective: Pressure to perform and to achieve success is to many high school athletes the overbearin ...
  3. Is routine trauma surgeon presence in the emergency department necessary for all priority one trauma cases?
    Nay, Harry Roy, 2014-08-25T08:57:03Z
    Objectives: The majority of injured patients transported to hospital ED’s do not require emergency surgery, yet our protocols require a surgeon to be present on their arrival. There is a drive to develop clinical decision rules so as to apply “secondary triage” criteria to trauma patients in the ...
  4. The impact of the introduction of an enantiomer of an already marketed racemic pharmaceutical product on drug utilization and market share in the South African pharmaceutical market
    Nair, Saiyuri, 2014-08-25T09:04:00Z
    BACKGROUND: Stereochemistry is often used in the development of drugs. Enantiomers of a chiral drug are two non-superimposable mirror images of the molecule and a racemic mixture consists of equal quantities of both enantiomers. This study looks at the phenomenon of “chiral switching” where a molec ...
  5. An implantable sensor for disease detection and treatment
    Ngoepe, Mpho Phehello, 2014-08-25T09:08:28Z
    Current sensors employed in medicine are used to detect chemical and biochemical abnormalities. Their applications range from biopsy (brain), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (spinal fluid), blood (bio-barcode), and sweat and urine bio-diagnostics where the primary focus is the selection of ...
  6. Identification of trafficking determinants needed for targeting of apical organelle proteins in Plasmodium falciparum
    Wepener, Melanie, 2014-08-25T09:14:00Z
    To invade host erythrocytes, the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, produces invasion proteins, which are translocated through the secretory pathway by an N-terminal signal peptide. Additional motifs allow the proteins to be transported to the secretory organelles, the rhoptries and microne ...
  7. A comparive study into the bone health of South African pre-pubertal children who participate in physical activites with various amounts of skeletal loading
    Meiring, Rebecca Mary, 2014-08-25T09:19:47Z
    Osteoporosis is a disease that may be pre-determined from the condition of bone health during youth. In South Africa, the situation is quite unique in that the population of black people has a reduced fracture rate compared to white people. As lifestyle and dietary patterns change with urbanisati ...
  8. Perspectives on healthcare, chronic noncommunicable disease and healthworlds in an urban and rural setting
    Ibanez-Gonzalez, Daniel Lopes, 2014-08-25T09:26:30Z
    Background: This study is located within a complex network of paradigmatical methodological, and institutional relationships, and draws concepts from a range of scholastic traditions. The hermeneutical tradition within Sociology, particularly as exemplified in the work of Jurgen Habermas, provides a ...
  9. Fractures and bone mass in urban South African children of different ethnic backgrounds
    Thandrayen, Kebashni, 2014-08-25T09:33:18Z
    Aims: 1) To determine the incidence or rates of fractures, the common sites of fractures, the causes of fractures and grades of trauma causing fractures in urban South African children of different ethnic groups from birth until 17/18 years of age. 2) To investigate the association between fract ...
  10. Corrosion fatigue crack propagation in pressure vessel steel
    Achilles, Roy Derrick, 2014-08-26T06:55:28Z