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  1. Vitamin A status of HIV-infected adults in South Africa
    Visser, Marianne Emilie, 2018-01-09T14:11:22Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Several studies in developed countries such as the USA have reported low serum or plasma vitamin A levels in adults with HIV disease. Limited data suggests that HIV-infected adults from developing countries show even lower vitamin A levels. Factors that contribute to a low vitamin A st ...
  2. Monitoring of training and racing of long distance runners using heart rate monitors
    Mbambo, Ziphelele Hazlitt, 2018-01-09T14:11:00Z, University of Cape Town
    Aim: The aim of this thesis was to contribute to a better understanding of heart rate during exercise with the aim of improving the precision with which heart rate can be used to measure intensity during running. Accordingly, heart rate responses were examined in long distance runners during differe ...
  3. Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest
    Scholtz, Hendrik Johannes, 2018-01-09T14:10:41Z, University of Cape Town
    In the Republic of South Africa, an autopsy is required in all cases of unnatural death, or in cases where the cause of death is unknown in terms of the Inquest Act of 1959. These are performed at the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory by Forensic Pathologists and Registrars of the Department of Fore ...
  4. The epidemiology, pathology and toxicology of suicide
    Lourens, Denise, 2018-01-09T14:10:38Z, University of Cape Town
    Complete suicides and parasuicides are a major cause of death and disability in South Africa and the rest of the world. The epidemiology, pathology and toxicology of complete suicides were investigated in this study. All the complete suicide cases, which were presented to Salt River Medicolegal Labo ...
  5. A mutational analysis of the roles of cytoplasmic domains of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor in coupling and internalization
    Pawson, Adam James, 2018-01-09T14:10:18Z, University of Cape Town
    The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family is the largest group of homologous proteins in the human genome. GPCRs are of prime physiological and medical importance as the actions of a wide range of hormones and drugs are mediated by these receptors. The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) recept ...
  6. The churches" response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic : a case study of Christian agencies in the Cape Town area
    Schmid, Maria Barbara, 2018-01-09T09:00:06Z, University of Cape Town
    It is two decades since the start of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Since then it has caused the death of millions and untold suffering to many more, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, while some Christian response soon developed, until a few years ago the majority of churches have struggled to recognis ...
  7. Opera in South Africa during the first democratic decade
    Meredith, Ivan, 2018-01-09T08:59:25Z, University of Cape Town
    The author set out to investigate operatic works that were written in South Africa between 1994 and 2004. Original works that included African elements were of interest as was their classification as operas, musical theatre or music drama. Their artistic merit and the process followed in writing suc ...
  8. Improvement of liver transplantation by reducing preservation-reperfusion injury
    van As, Arjan Bastiaan, 2018-01-09T08:58:57Z, University of Cape Town
    The liver differs from other solid organs in that it has a dual blood supply, receiving arterial blood via the hepatic artery and venous blood via the portal vein. The reperfusion injury which occurs after ischemia, has been studied to only a limited extent in the liver. In particular, the relative ...
  9. Trends in climate and urbanization and their impacts on surface water supply in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Arsiso, Bisrat Kifle, 2018-01-09T10:17:56Z
    Understanding climate change and variability at urban scale is essential for water resource management, land use planning, and development of adaption plans. However, there are serious challenges to meet these goals due to unavailability of observed and / or simulated high resolution spatial and ...
  10. DNA analysis of Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency in South African patients
    Swarts, Liezel Catharine, 2018-01-09T08:53:20Z, University of Cape Town
    Hyperammonaemia is not an infrequent presentation in the newborn or neonatal period. While the majority are transitory in nature and due to infective processes or liver pathology/immaturity, a significant number are due to defects in enzymes of the urea cycle. This cycle has evolved to cope with was ...