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  1. Development of strategies for caregivers on feeding practices of children aged 6 to 24 months in a township in Gauteng
    Matlala, Dina Betty, 2017-08-15T12:35:29Z, University of Pretoria
    Nutrition of children is crucial for normal physical, mental, and social development especially in the 6 to 24 months age group, as they are in the fast growing phase. Literature has reported under-nourishment as one of the causes of child mortality, which implies that addressing under-nourishment i ...
  2. Experiences of Healthcare providers regarding managing children diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in Public Hospital in Gauteng
    Ndacayisaba, Mercy Thandiwe, 2017-08-15T12:35:29Z, University of Pretoria
    The aim of the study was to explore and describe the experiences of health care providers regarding managing children hospitalised with HIV and AIDS in a public hospital in Gauteng province. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual design was used to conduct the study. The population c ...
  3. Creating a model of convergence and engagement between African indigenous health and biomedical system regarding tuberculosis (TB) treatment
    Nkhwashu, Tinyiko Enneth, 2017-08-15T12:35:29Z, University of Pretoria
    Introduction: Around 80% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa use indigenous medicine when ill, before consulting biomedical health practitioners, and many only consult doctors when their disease is at an advanced stage or the indigenous medicine has failed. The rise in TB infection has led the S ...
  4. Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial co-infections identified in reproductive age women
    Sethowa, Jonas Tshoene, 2017-08-15T12:35:30Z, University of Pretoria
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to be a significant public health problem with an increased burden on women of reproductive age. These infections can be transmitted between humans by means of sexual activity including vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex. Having a STI increases ...
  5. Optimisation and application of the GH3.TRE.Luc Reporter Gene Bioassay to assess thyroid activity in drinking and source water
    Simba, Hannah, 2017-08-15T12:35:30Z, University of Pretoria
    The endocrine system is vulnerable to a range of chemicals in the environment. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous agents that can induce responses on the endocrine system because of their hormone-like activity and toxicity. Specific to this study are thyroid disrupting chemicals (TD ...
  6. Inflammatory markers and ultrastructure of the coagulation profile in diabetes mellitus
    Soma, Prashilla, 2017-08-15T12:35:31Z, University of Pretoria
    Diabetes mellitus has emerged as a major public health problem with pandemic growth as the International Diabetes Federation estimates that there were 415 million diabetics in 2015 with that number reaching 642 million by 2040, affecting all regions of the world. Globally we are all interconnecte ...
  7. Effects of cigarette smoke and smoke condensate on neutrophil extracellular trap formation
    Bokaba, Refilwe Philadelphia, 2017-08-15T12:35:31Z, University of Pretoria
    Background: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) constitute a network of chromatin fibres containing histone and antimicrobial peptides that are released by activated neutrophils. NETs protect the host against infection by trapping and facilitating phagocytosis of potentially harmful pathogens. Obj ...
  8. The mode of action of the synthetic peptides Os and Os-C derived from the soft tick Ornithodoris Savignyi
    Taute, Helena, 2017-08-15T12:35:31Z, University of Pretoria
    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been identified as important therapeutic agents that can be developed as new multifunctional antibiotic compounds, which may address antibiotic resistance. AMPs have a wide range of bioactivities, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticanc ...
  9. A wellness programme to prevent and manage compassion fatigue amongst nurses working in an anti-retroviral clinic in a public tertiary hospital
    Tellie, Mercia Jane, 2017-08-15T12:35:32Z, University of Pretoria
    Introduction: Compassion fatigue is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped and affects those who work in caring professions. Helping people in distress can traumatise the helper because of their empathetic ability. Nurses who work in ARV clinics witnes ...
  10. Co-designing patient-centred communication in an Emergency Department
    van Rooy, Leanne, 2017-08-15T12:35:32Z, University of Pretoria
    Introduction: Patient-centred communication is vital to ensure a good patient experience in the emergency department. Visits to the emergency department leave patients disillusioned regarding the communication experienced and this increases patient dissatisfaction. There is a need to put the "patien ...