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  1. Survey of medical, dental and nursing services in centres for intellectually and physically disabled children in Cape Town and its environs
    Westwood, Anthony Thomas Read, 2017-12-14T14:21:33Z, University of Cape Town
    This study describes the present medical, dental and nursing services in and used by centres for intellectually and physically impaired children in Cape Town and its environs. The information was gained by means of a structured questionnaire. Thirty three of the 34 centres with a total of 3480 child ...
  2. Does the foliage of Acacia spp. determine their distribution? : a study to determine how two different leaf forms may alter the distribution of Acacia spp. in relation to phosphorus concentration, mean annual precipitation and temperature within Australia and South Africa
    Cyrus, Mark, 2017-12-14T12:07:48Z, University of Cape Town
    The genus Acacia consists of over 1000 species, of which most are native to Australia. An intriguing aspect of this genus is their divergence into two major groups that poses entirely different leaf structures. The first of these groups consist of Acacias have fern like bi-pinnate leaves, that are su ...
  3. Use of stable isotope signatures in the macroalga Ecklonia maxima and the filter feeder Mytilus galloprovincialis to determine the extent of sewage dispersal from the Green Point outfall, South Africa
    Cyrus, Mark Digby, 2017-12-14T12:19:01Z, University of Cape Town
    Over the last decade natural abundances of stable isotopes ¹³C and ¹⁵N have been used to investigate the transport pathways of nutrients within aquatic ecosystems, and have contributed new understanding and knowledge to many aspects of ecology, which include tracking the spatial extents of nutrient ...
  4. Patterns and mechanisms of stem mortality in Acacia nigrescens induced by elephants and fire
    Moncrieff, Glenn, 2017-12-14T12:21:42Z, University of Cape Town
    Increasing elephant populations have been implicated in the decline of woody vegetation throughout Africa. The problem is particularly relevant to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where elephant populations have almost doubled in the last 10 years. One manner in which elephants utilize tree ...
  5. Spirometric studies in children, with special reference to asthma
    Heese, Hans de Villiers, 2017-12-14T13:23:47Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis is a report on the value and limitations of the practical application of the Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity test in children aged from 7 to 16 years. The first part deals with review of the literature on lung function and evolution of the Forced Expiratory Volume and ...
  6. End of life decision making in a children"s hospital : ethical and practice implications
    Henley, Lesley D, 2017-12-13T14:12:08Z, University of Cape Town
    Aims: To evaluate end of life practices among hospitalised children who died of HIV/AIDS. Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: A public, secondary and tertiary children"s teaching hospital in a developing country. Patients: A consecutive series of in-patient deaths among HIV-infected childre ...
  7. Aspects of purine and pyrimidine metabolism
    Black, Duncan Arthur, 2017-12-13T14:12:34Z, University of Cape Town
    In Chapter 1 a review of the literature concerning aspects of erythrocyte membrane transport and metabolism, and purine and pyrimidine metabolism is presented. The effects of pH, pO₂ and inorganic phosphate (Pi) on the uptake and metabolism of hypoxanthine by erythrocytes has been studied in Chapter ...
  8. Biochemical and genetic properties of HPRT Cape Town
    Galloon, Terry, 2017-12-13T14:12:39Z, University of Cape Town
    An unusual partial HPRT deficient mutant, HPRT Cape Town was observed to have a low activity in erythrocyte lysates at high concentrations of the purine substrates, hypoxanthine and guanine. This substrate inhibition was not observed with the substrate PPRP. The low activity was not associated with ...
  9. Properties of the nucleotide binding sites of the Ca²⁺-ATPase of sarcoplasmic reticulum
    Jeans, David Richard, 2017-12-13T14:12:41Z, University of Cape Town
    Properties of the nucleotide binding site of the Ca²⁺-ATPase of skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum have been investigated. The study centred around interaction of the high affinity ATP analog, 2"-3"-0-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)adenosine 5"-triphosphate, (TNP-ATP), with the Ca²⁺-ATPase. Defined fract ...
  10. The seasonal and lifetime incidence of low back pain in South African male first league squash players
    Burden, Stephen Barry, 2017-12-13T14:13:01Z, University of Cape Town
    Previous studies have been conducted to determine the incidence of low back pain (LBP) in both the general population as well as in participants of different sporting activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the seasonal and lifetime incidence of LBP in male first league squash players ...