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  1. Causes of perinatal deaths in Ga-Rankuwa Hospital Obstetrics Unit : an autopsy study of 100 cases
    Muthuphei, Mufandilani Nelson, 2017-12-14T09:35:23Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Perinatal mortality is regarded as an indicator of the social status and obstetrical care within a given community. The developed world has witnessed a dramatic decline in perinatal mortality as standards of living improved. Unfortunately, this turn of events has not been seen in the T ...
  2. The prevalence of asthma in urban and rural Black children : an epidemiological survey
    Van Niekerk, Christoffel Hendrik, 2017-12-14T09:35:25Z, University of Cape Town
    This survey was undertaken: 1. to provide accurate information on the prevalence rates of asthma in Xhosa children living in an urban westernised community, Guguletu, Cape Town and in a rural traditional community, Tsolo District, Republic of Transkei; 2. to compare the findings of this survey with ...
  3. Referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children"s Hospital
    Lachman, Peter Irwin, 2017-12-14T09:35:28Z, University of Cape Town
    This prospective descriptive study describes the referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children"s Hospital. The study was conducted from 1st July to 31st December 1987 and entailed the collection of all referral letters presented (9288) to the hospital and the analysis of a sample of these ...
  4. Acceptability to general practitioners of national health insurance and capitation as a reimbursement mechanism
    Blecher, Mark Stephen, 2017-12-14T09:35:46Z, University of Cape Town
    Objective: The objectives of the study were to determine General Practitioners" attitudes to National Health Insurance (NHI) and to capitation as a mechanism of reimbursement. The study also aimed to explore determinants of these attitudes. Design: The methodology utilised a cross-sectional survey u ...
  5. Traumatic posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip joint in adults
    Selvey, David M, 2017-12-14T09:36:11Z, University of Cape Town
    During the period July 1994 to September 1998 surgery was carried out on seventy-six hips in seventy-five patients that sustained posterior fracture-dislocation of their hip joints. During my training I was personally involved in thirteen of these cases and was the primary surgeon in seven cases. Be ...
  6. Osteoarthritis and ultra-distance marathon running
    Leaver, Roy, 2017-12-14T14:19:36Z, University of Cape Town
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disease. The impact loading on the articular cartilage of the large weight bearing joints (hip, knee, and ankle joints) during distance running might be a potential precipitating factor in OA. The aim of this case-control study was to investi ...
  7. The reliability of laboratory performance testing
    Schabort, Elske Jeanne, 2017-12-14T14:19:42Z, University of Cape Town
    The reproducibility of a measurement in a laboratory test impacts on the power of that test to detect the small, but significant changes in an athlete"s performance when determining the influence of a new training or nutritional intervention. Until recently, however, sport scientists have not been c ...
  8. Post-translational processing of the low density lipoprotein receptor
    Ozinsky, Adrian, 2017-12-14T14:20:10Z, University of Cape Town
    The low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor is a transmembrane glycoprotein that mediates the uptake of plasma LDL and thereby provides cholesterol to cells. During its synthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum, the LDL receptor folds and forms disulfide bonds in multiple cysteine-rich repeats. N- and 0 ...
  9. Development of an ultrasonic needle guide as an aid to percutaneous puncture of blood vessels
    Kolb, Peter Joseph, 2017-12-14T14:20:40Z, University of Cape Town
    The puncturing of blood vessels is often a "hit and miss" procedure which may take even a skilled physician considerable time to perform. Perhaps even more important than the time taken by medical personnel is the trauma inflicted on patients when the procedure is unnecessarily prolonged. A needle g ...
  10. Knee joint contact stresses : the influence of deformity and muscle activity
    Schmotzer, Hans, 2017-12-14T14:20:45Z, University of Cape Town
    Studies have shown that the alignment of the knee in the coronal plane has a significant effect on the joint contact stress. However, gait analysis demonstrated that factors other than alignment contributed significantly to the outcome of corrective surgery. It was therefore hypothesized that muscle ...