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  1. Biochemical aspects of the idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn
    Hardie, Gwendoline, 2017-12-11T14:13:30Z, University of Cape Town
    This study was undertaken primarily to investigate the plasma protein system in infants with IRDS, as compared with healthy premature infants, as it had previously been reported that the plasma protein concentration in affected infants was abnormally low. It was attempted further to establish bioche ...
  2. The epidemiology & molecular basis of fluoroquinolone resistant & susceptible isolates of Campylobacter coli
    Cooper, Rhett, 2017-12-11T14:13:56Z, University of Cape Town
    Fluoroquinolone susceptible and resistant Campylobacter coli were isolated from pigs on two separate pig farms. C. coli are enteric pathogens of humans and animals and although diarrhoea resulting from C. coli and C. jejuni is generally a self-limiting disease, in severe cases, fluoroquinolones are ...
  3. Psychological correlates of injury, illness and performance in Ironman triathletes
    Hugo, Daniel, 2017-12-11T14:14:17Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: The association of psychological factors with athletic performance and proneness to injury and illness has been widely recognised as an integral part of athletic preparation, treatment and rehabilitation. The exact nature of this association is still not clear, but it can be hypothesised ...
  4. The epidemiology of injuries in South African high school soccer players
    Ramathesele, Jonas Ramorwesi, 2017-12-11T14:14:21Z, University of Cape Town
    The aim of the study was to document the epidemiology of injuries sustained by South African high school soccer players. Subjects for the study were selected from all the high schools (n = 10) in Tembisa (Gauteng, South Africa). A cohort of 227 high school soccer players, representing all the player ...
  5. The effect of repeated bouts of downhill training on running performance and recovery after a 30-km time trial
    Schutte, Lynne, 2017-12-11T14:14:22Z, University of Cape Town
    Purpose: The present study was designed to examine the effect of repeated bouts of either downhill or level running on running performance in, and recovery from, a 30-km time trial. Methods: Sixteen male subjects with a mean (± SD) age of 33.8 ± 5.8 years, body mass of 72.0 ± 7.3 kg and a stature of ...
  6. The effect of branched-chain amino acid ingestion on physical performance during prolonged exercise
    Velloza, Peter Edward, 2017-12-11T14:14:24Z, University of Cape Town
    It has been hypothesized that an increase in the ratio of plasma tryptophan (TRP) to branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) concentrations may mediate an increase in cerebral serotonin synthesis, through an increased cerebral tryptophan uptake. It is postulated that the increased brain serotonin content m ...
  7. Measurement of physical activity for public health purposes : validity and reliability of the International Physical Activity Questionaire(IPAQ)
    Bohlmann, Isabelle Marie Therese, 2017-12-11T14:14:25Z, University of Cape Town
    Physical inactivity is a well-recognized risk factor for chronic diseases of lifestyle and has been associated with an increased incidence of morbidity and mortality. Current recommendations for the "dose" of physical activity that may be regarded as "protective" for these chronic diseases are 30 mi ...
  8. Factors limiting the exercise tolerance of patients with end-stage renal failure undergoing maintenance haemodialysis
    Diesel, Wayne Jonathan, 2017-12-11T14:14:28Z, University of Cape Town
    Exercise tolerance, measured as peak oxygen consumption (VO₂ peak), is very low in patients with end-stage renal failure undergoing maintenance haemodialysis. Due to their associated anaemia and low peak heart rates during maximal exercise it has been argued that the reduced blood oxygen carrying ca ...
  9. Does decentralising the care of patients with chronic disorders result in altered patient satisfaction
    Harley, Beth, 2017-12-11T14:14:49Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: In 1994 the Bonteheuwel and Valhalla Park clinics in Cape Town started a pilot project for the care of patients with chronic disorders. Patients in Bonteheuwel and Valhalla Park with chronic disorders who were previously under the care of Day Hospital or Hospitals in other suburbs, can ...
  10. The potential of the superoxide dismutase inhibitor, diethyldithiocarbamate as an adjuvant to radiotherapy
    Kent, Charles, 2017-12-11T14:15:56Z, University of Cape Town
    It has long been known that oxygen has the potential to be toxic to biologic systems and that this toxicity is not due to oxygen itself, but due to the production of oxygen radicals. One of these potentially toxic radicals, superoxide (O₂⁻) can be generated as a result of ionizing radiation, and if ...