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  1. Exercise associated muscle cramping : investigating a novel hypothesis
    Sulzer, Nicole Uschi, 2017-11-16T13:36:16Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis on Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC) comprised three individual studies. The aims of this series of investigations were firstly to investigate the nature and prevalence of EAMC in a group of lronman triathletes with a past history of EAMC, secondly to compare the serum electroly ...
  2. Segmental phonology and Black South African English speakers : communicative success with standard dialect listeners
    Pascoe, Michelle, 2017-11-16T13:41:14Z, University of Cape Town
    The study investigated the nature of the listener confusion which occurs when Black South African English (BSAE) speakers communicate a list of common English words to speakers of standard South African (StdSAE) English. BSAE and StdSAE subjects were grouped into 10 dyads. BSAE subjects read 120 mon ...
  3. An investigation into life needs across stages of recovery from aphasia : implications for service delivery
    Alberts, Julia, 2017-11-16T13:42:02Z, University of Cape Town
    Recent shifts in the philosophy of aphasia rehabilitation have engendered research interests in the broad and long-term consequences of the condition. In response, this study aimed to describe and compare acute and long-term consequences of aphasia. Indepth interviews were conducted with fifteen adu ...
  4. An investigation into the molecular basis of familial forms of osteoarthropathy in South Africa
    Ballo, Robea, 2017-11-16T13:45:07Z, University of Cape Town
    Generalised osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disorder of the joints which can lead to pain and disability. Identification of the determinant gene(s) is limited in part by the lack of Mendelian inheritance in most forms of the disorder, the combination of genetic and environmental influences and the l ...
  5. A profile of the speech therapy and audiology clientele at a tertiary hospital in the Western Cape
    Overett, Wendy, 2017-11-16T13:50:48Z, University of Cape Town
    It became evident in the light of proposed changes in the healthcare system in South Africa that there was little descriptive client data with regard to Speech Therapy and Audiology Services in South Africa to support proactive service planning. This study therefore aimed to describe trends in the d ...
  6. The prognosis of tuberculosis in adults infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1)
    Badri, Motasim Hassan Yousof, 2017-11-16T14:03:01Z, University of Cape Town
    Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to assess whether active tuberculosis (TB) accelerates the course of HIV-1 infection by measuring progression to AIDS and mortality in HIV-infected patients. Secondary objectives were to evaluate whether TB should be considered an AIDS-defining ill ...
  7. An assessment of the management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in a rural district health ward of Northern Kwazulu
    McCoy, David, 2017-11-16T06:33:33Z, University of Cape Town
    This study is an assessment of the quality of sexually transmitted disease (STD) management and control in a rural district of South Africa. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to 5 nurses from public sector primary health care clinics, 5 doctors from the public district hospital, 5 pri ...
  8. Balloon mitral valvuloplasty at Groote Schuur Hospital : results, complications and short-term follow-up
    Lawrenson, John Bernard, 2017-11-16T13:48:56Z, University of Cape Town
    Balloon dilatation of the stenosed mitral valve, in an attempt to relieve symptoms, was developed to replace the surgical procedure of closed mitral valvotomy. This procedure, whereby a balloon tipped catheter is introduced from the femoral vein and directed across the mitral valve after an atrial s ...
  9. A dissertation and review of current knowledge on aspects relating to the use of Remifentanil to cover the tunnelling phase of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion in paediatrics
    Chambers, Neil, 2017-11-16T13:58:06Z, University of Cape Town
    In this study, the administration of remifentanil to cover the tunnelling phase of shunt insertion in children caused good attenuation of haemodynamic and endocrine markers of stress, no delay in recovery and no additional post operative respiratory depression in all age groups, including xpremies a ...
  10. A microcomputer-based synthesis of Blissymbols from key components to facilitate language acquisition in severely disabled people
    Shalit, Ami, 2017-11-16T13:37:39Z, University of Cape Town
    Blissymbolics is a semantically-based graphic language which was originally developed as universal channel of communication to promote world peace. Instead, this logical and unambiguous symbol system has been adopted as a communication-enhancement system for pre-reading non-speaking children, and it ...