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  1. Educational practices for promoting student nurses" clinical reasoning skills
    Van Wyngaarden, Angeline, 2017-08-15T12:35:33Z, University of Pretoria
    Background: Clinical reasoning is the ability to reason as a clinical situation changes and is an essential component of competence in nursing practice. However, some traditional teaching and learning strategies do not always facilitate the development of the desired clinical reasoning skills in nur ...
  2. Estrogenic activity target endocrine disrupting chemical levels and potential health risks of bottled water and water from selected distribution points in Pretoria and Cape Town
    Van Zijl, Catherina, 2017-08-15T12:35:33Z, University of Pretoria
    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment and have been detected in drinking water. Although various water treatment processes can remove EDCs, chemicals can migrate from pipes that transport water and contaminate drinking water. Globally bottled water consumption is st ...
  3. The effects of physiological concentrations of 17ß-Estradiol and Progesterone on fibrin network ultrastructure
    Visagie, Amcois, 2017-08-15T12:35:33Z, University of Pretoria
    17β-Estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) have various important functions but the effect of these endogenous hormone concentrations on fibrin network formation has not been established. It is essential to understand natural hormone mechanisms since these hormones are still present in circulation whi ...
  4. A Comparison of the outcomes of two rehabilitation protocols after flexor tendon repair of the hand at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
    Wentzel, Roxanne, 2017-08-15T12:35:34Z, University of Pretoria
    Flexor tendon repair of the hand and rehabilitation are frequently discussed between hand surgeons and therapists. This is mainly due to the poor outcomes commonly achieved after this type of surgery. There are many patients in public hospitals in South Africa who require flexor tendon repair surger ...
  5. Four modalities in the evaluation of the pelvic canal in South Africans
    Wiid, Anja Yzabella, 2017-08-15T12:35:34Z, University of Pretoria
    Variations in the size and shape of the pelvic canal need to be taken into consideration when planning childbirth, as well as for procedures involving the pelvic canal, pelvic floor and perineum. Although variations between sex and ancestral groups, as well as correlations with stature and aging hav ...
  6. Comparison of Virtual Reality Therapy to Conventional therapy on upper limb function and Ocular Tracking in individuals with Parkinson"s Disease : a single Blind Randomized Control Study
    Cochrane, Rozelle, 2017-08-15T12:35:34Z, University of Pretoria
    Background: Parkinson"s disease (PD) is a debilitating progressive neurological disorder. The main clinical features of PD are: rigidity, bradykinesia, akinesia, and resting tremor. People living with PD often present with impaired gross- and fine upper-limb motor control and ocular tracking. The im ...
  7. Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite apical membrane antigen-1 protein changes prior to erythrocyte invasion
    Downing, Sarita Louise, 2017-08-15T12:35:35Z, University of Pretoria
    Malaria is a global pandemic that affects millions of people each year. It is a parasitic infection caused by the Plasmodium family, with Plasmodium falciparum being the most virulent strain. Malaria is transmitted to humans by the female Anopheles mosquito. The parasite undergoes two different cycl ...
  8. Transition support needs of newly-qualified professional nurses who upgraded from enrolled nurses
    Du Toit, Annelie, 2017-08-15T12:35:35Z, University of Pretoria
    Introduction: When enrolled nurses upgrade to newly-qualified professional nurses, they are considered more prepared to adapt to professional nurse roles and are expected to "hit the floor running". However, transitioning from enrolled nurse to newly-qualified professional nurse has been found diffi ...
  9. Detection of the calreticulin type 1 and type 2 mutations in a group of myeloproliferative neoplasm patients using molecular methods
    Du Toit, Louise de Villiers, 2017-08-15T12:35:35Z, University of Pretoria
    The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), formerly referred to as chronic myeloproliferative disorders, are a group of haematopoietic stem cell disorders that are characterized by clonal proliferation of one or more mature myeloid lineages. The group of disorders, now classified as the classic MPNs, i ...
  10. Transforming forensic care in level-one emergency departments in Gauteng through emancipatory practice development
    Filmalter, Celia Jacoba, 2017-08-15T12:35:36Z, University of Pretoria
    Healthcare providers in emergency departments encounter victims of violence and crime daily. Such victims of violence and crime enter emergency departments in need of medical attention, and they carry forensic evidence on their bodies. Healthcare providers offer medical attention, but, in the proces ...