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  1. Experiences of informal women caregivers in caring for people living with HIV and AIDS in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Pallangyo, Eunice, 2017-12-14T09:32:42Z, University of Cape Town
    Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of informal women caregivers of people living with HIV and AIDS at home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The study took place in Temeke district in the Dar es Salaam region through the auspices of Pastoral Activities and ...
  2. The effectiveness of a splint programme in preventing the deterioration of already evident swan neck and boutonniere deformities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Du Toit, Alida Christina, 2017-12-14T09:33:00Z, University of Cape Town
    The aim of this study was to establish whether a splint programme is effective in preventing the deterioration of already evident swan neck and boutonniere deformities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A randomised clinical trial was done on 34 RA patients with swan neck and 34 RA patients with boutonni ...
  3. The role of real-time ultrasound in the assessment and management of preterm labour
    Castle, Bruce M, 2017-12-14T09:33:23Z, University of Cape Town
    In this thesis the use of real-time ultrasound in the assessment and management of preterm labour has been studied, with particular reference to the observation of fetal breathing movements, gross fetal body movements and the state of the uterine cervix. In addition, a longitudinal analysis of the t ...
  4. Pubertal development in urban Xhosa schoolgirls
    Largier, Damian Douglas Christopher, 2017-12-14T09:33:28Z, University of Cape Town
    The present study was performed in order to update available data on puberty in South African women gathered from studies among a variety of South African population groups and to compare our findings with these previous studies in order to identify any change. In addition, the children"s social env ...
  5. Processing of transient stimuli by the visual system of the rat
    Kara, Prakash, 2017-12-14T09:33:57Z, University of Cape Town
    While three decades of intensive cortical electrophysiology using a variety of sustained visual stimuli has made a significant contribution to many aspects of visual function, it has not supported the existence of intracortical circuit operations in cortical processing. This study investigated corti ...
  6. Dental modification practices on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape
    Friedling, Louise J, 2017-12-14T09:34:35Z, University of Cape Town
    The people living on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape have been practicing dental modification for a number of years. A systematic survey of eight adjoining areas in the Northern suburbs was done to investigate the prevalence, motivation and possible historical time depth of this practice. The sur ...
  7. Airflow limitation in croup
    Jaroslawski, ML, 2017-12-14T09:34:39Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis investigates a mechanism for air flow limitation in children with croup. Croup is a common condition affecting many young children. Infection (usually viral) causes swelling of the mucosa in the subglottic region of the airway with consequent narrowing of the airway. Although researchers ...
  8. An investigation of the ergonomics and biomechanics of rifle shooting from the standing position
    Smith, Jan Ryno, 2017-12-14T09:34:41Z, University of Cape Town
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the ergonomics and biomechanics of rifle shooting from the standing position. At present, the scientific literature on shooting contains primarily qualitative descriptions of the various aspects of the sport. Quantitative data on the kinetic and kinematic ...
  9. Cloning, sequencing and functional analysis of the chicken tyrosine gene promoter
    Ferguson, Christine Anne, 2017-12-14T09:34:42Z, University of Cape Town
    The differentiation of melanocytes from multipotential neural crest cells is an ideal system for studying the processes underlying lineage determination in development. Tyrosinase is a key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis and the activation of the tyrosinase gene is characteristic of differentiated me ...
  10. Chloroquine accumulation in Plasmodium falciparum isolated digestive vacuoles
    Saliba, Kevin John, 2017-12-14T09:35:03Z, University of Cape Town
    Due to the development of drug-resistance by Plasmodium falciparum, the utilisation of chloroquine, a cheap and effective antimalarial has become limited. The mechanism of chloroquine-resistance is, at best, unresolved. This thesis describes an investigation of chloroquine accumulation in pure and i ...