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  1. Damage control laparatomy for abdominal gunshot wounds: indications, mortality and long term outcomes
    Twier, Khaled, 2018-02-13T08:32:47Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Outcomes of patients subjected to damage control laparotomy (DCL) for abdominal gunshot wounds (GSWs) remains relatively unknown. There is limited evidence as to which variables may reliably predict morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of DCL on long ...
  2. How does the practice of evisceration for open globe injuries at Groote Schuur Hospital conform to international standards
    Zondi, Junaid, 2018-02-13T08:33:14Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Penetrating trauma can have devastating visual consequences and is often challenging to manage effectively, especially in the setting of severe trauma. The decision to perform a primary repair or a primary evisceration following an open globe injury can be a difficult one. Removal of an ...
  3. Out of pocket payment for assisted reproductive techniques: How to households recover?
    Vinoos, Latiefa, 2018-02-13T08:33:42Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: The cost of ART remains amongst the most prevalent barriers to treatment, especially in resource limited countries where many people are poor and inadequately covered by private and public health insurances. This study aims to assess the financial consequences of out of pocket payment ...
  4. The outcome of prenatal sonographic diagnosis of fetal talipes in the Cape Town Metro district
    Swarts, Elfriede, 2018-02-13T08:33:49Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Talipes equinovarus, also termed club foot, is a congenital deformity of the ankle joint. Despite its prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births, fetal talipes is relatively poorly studied since the introduction of percutaneous tendo Achilles tenotomies. Objectives: To document t ...
  5. K. Sello Duiker"s realism: form, critique, and floating kingdoms
    Rourke, Warren Jeremy, 2018-02-13T08:34:13Z, University of Cape Town
    Before drawing together composite elements from his works of novelistic art, as well as his life in writing, the intention of this thesis is to argue that Duiker"s realism is an "authentic" one. Furthermore, Duiker"s "commitment" as an authentic literary realist is to "articulate" an oppositional wo ...
  6. Implications of climate change on the reproductive success of the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus leucomelas
    Van de Ven, Tanja M F N, 2018-02-13T08:34:57Z, University of Cape Town
    The effects of environmental warming on the reproductive performance of birds are most easily studied in desert habitats where birds already experience air temperatures (Tₐs) close to their upper thermal tolerance. Many desert birds coincide breeding with periods of food availability triggered by ra ...
  7. From missionary to merino: Identity, economy and material culture in the Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1800 - ca. 1870
    Zachariou, Nicholas, 2018-02-13T08:35:34Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis addresses the 19th century sequence of Kerkplaats, a farm in the central Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa. Over this period different colonialisms of varying power and effect were introduced. The first was to local Khoe, San and Griqua communities in the form of one of the first London ...
  8. Urban climate adaptation as a process of organisational decision making
    Taylor, Anna, 2018-02-13T08:36:05Z, University of Cape Town
    In a world that is increasingly urbanised, cities are recognised as critical sites for tackling problems of climate change, both by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing the impacts of changing climate conditions. Unlike climate change mitigation, adaptation does not have one clear, commo ...
  9. Investigation of DNA methylation at the promoter region of the aralkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT ) gene in South African children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Van Wyk, Gerrit, 2018-02-13T08:36:37Z, University of Cape Town
    Sleep problems and suppressed melatonin production commonly presents with core Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) traits. Aralkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT) acts as the penultimate and rate-limiting enzyme in the melatonin biosynthetic pathway, and a study by Hu et al. (2009) reported that AANAT e ...
  10. A cut too deep? A qualitative enquiry into the experience of multiple organisational restructurings in the South African oil industry: a case study
    Tooke, Janet, 2018-02-13T08:38:53Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation reports the findings of a study which sought to investigate the experiences of people who were exposed to multiple restructurings in the South African oil industry. Although there is a substantial amount of research on restructurings worldwide, an extensive review of available lite ...