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  1. Intraspecies typing of orthopoxviruses
    Richardson, Madalene, 2017-12-13T14:16:04Z, University of Cape Town
    Characterization of viruses within the Orthopox genus has, in the past, been done by evaluating a spectrum of biological properties which gave different reactions in the different species. More recently analysis of genomic DNA by restriction endonucleases has proved a valuable additional way of iden ...
  2. Hospital administration
    Kane-Berman, Jocelyne Denise Lamrie, 2017-12-13T14:16:42Z, University of Cape Town
    The Administrator of a hospital, particularly of a teaching hospital, is faced with the task of organising increasingly complex and specialised, high technology institutions, under constant pressure to improve patient care and community services, training of health personnel, and to seek new knowled ...
  3. The value of the autopsy in clinical medicine
    Innes, David Findlay, 2017-12-13T14:17:22Z, University of Cape Town
    The main purpose of this study was to assess the value of the autopsy in clinical medicine today. This has been achieved by analysing several variables. Clinical diagnostic accuracy was determined by assessing the concordance/discrepancy of clinical and autopsy diagnoses. In addition, several variab ...
  4. The foramen magnum and its contents : a magnetic resonance imaging study of the normal spatial relationships
    Lotz, Jan Willem, 2017-12-13T14:17:25Z, University of Cape Town
    The well-known neurological disturbances associated with caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the fora men magnum (Chiari malformation) have lead to many radiological studies of the region. With MRI, routine sagittal and parasagittal views of the craniovertebral junction have shown ...
  5. Genetic disorders on the island of Mauritius
    Wallis, Colin E, 2017-12-13T14:17:42Z, University of Cape Town
    Inherited disorders are an important cause of physical handicap, deafness, mental retardation and blindness. There is considerable variation in the geographic and ethnic distribution of genetic disease due to biological pressures and historical accidents. In this context the relative prevalence of c ...
  6. The development of a neonatal vital signs database
    Berelowitz, Jonathan, 2017-12-13T14:18:16Z, University of Cape Town
    Modern intelligent monitoring systems use digital computer technology to analyze and evaluate physiological vital signs. This analytical and evaluative process is performed by algorithms developed for this purpose. The degree of "intelligence" of the monitoring system is dependent on the "sensitivit ...
  7. Implementing linguistic text anticipation in a writing device for the disabled
    Waller, Annalu, 2017-12-13T14:18:21Z, University of Cape Town
    The advent of the microcomputer has provided the severely handicapped with the means to create text. Instead of using a keyboard, the disabled typist is able to scan and select linguistic items with an appropriate input switch. The resulting communication rate is, however, prohibitively slow for wri ...
  8. The determination and validation of population pharmacokinetic parameters of phenytoin in adult epileptic patients in the Western Cape using nonlinear mixed-effects modelling
    Valodia, Praneet, 2017-12-13T14:18:46Z, University of Cape Town
    The pharmacokinetics of phenytoin is complicated by the nonlinearity of the dose-concentration relationship which is a consequence of capacity-limited metabolism. Individualized therapy with phenytoin is therefore optimally required. As no data are available on the population pharmacokinetics of phe ...
  9. A descriptive study of the attitudes of doctors, working at clinics and day hospitals in the Cape Metropole to patients with HIV/AIDS
    Fransman, DesireƩ Christine, 2017-12-13T14:19:07Z, University of Cape Town
    HIV/AIDS is a fairly new condition. Despite a large amount of published literature regarding its clinical aspects, there is a paucity of South African research and information relating to the attitudes and feelings of the physicians who diagnose, care for and make decisions with regard to these pati ...
  10. A psychiatric service at a community hospital
    Ashley-Smith, Andrew, 2017-12-13T14:19:27Z, University of Cape Town
    The purpose of this dissertation is to evaluate an attempt to use the facilities of a general hospital with minimal psychiatric cover to deal with acute psychiatric conditions. This is in keeping with current psychiatric opinion in South Africa as expressed by Dr. C.W. Allwood and Dr G.A.D. Hart. T ...