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Cigarette smoking among Indian matriculants at ex-House of Delegates schools in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal.
A descriptive study of cigarette smoking in a sample of Indian matriculation students was undertaken in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal in order to establish the prevalence of cigarette smoking; reasons for developing cigarette ...
Pharmaceutical availability on newly formulated oral sustained release pellets containing the antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate.
The main objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility of obtaining aqueous polymer-coated pellet formulations using EudragitR NE 30 D dispersion and chlorpheniramine maleate as the model drug. Many factors ...
An evaluation of needlestick injuries amongst staff at a large urban hospital.
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Molecular diagnosis and typing of HTLV-I in KwaZulu-Natal.
Two areas of the HTLV-I genome were targeted for an in-house molecular diagnostic test, namely the pol and env regions. The pol primers proved the most sensitive (100%)and specific (100%). Amplification using the env primer ...
Mycotoxins in food with particular reference to fumonisin B1 : their health impact on a Kranskop rural community, KwaZulu Natal.
The use of the multi-mycotoxin screen based on dialysis to analyze foods and feeds for mycotoxins, is well documented. This study investigated the possibility of incorporating FB I into the screen. Maize meal (25g) was ...
Psychiatric morbidity in postpartum Zulu women at King Edward VIII Hospital.
Psychiatric morbidity in the postpartum period has been a subject of research for years that has been plagued by much controversy. Most of the studies have come from Western countries. Studies that were done in Africa have ...
Development of a monoclonal antibody-based immunoradiometric assay for the measurement of the free alpha-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin.
Almost a century has elapsed since the antigen-antibody interaction was first recognised as the basis of an immune response (Ehrlich, 1897). However, it was only in the 1930s, with the development of improved technologies ...
Human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in African children : natural history from birth to early childhood.
Background: in 1987, the first child with HIV-1 infection was identified in the paediatric wards at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban. This made paediatricians aware that the epidemic had spread to the children of ...
Evaluation of a measles immunisation campaign in Natal/KwaZulu.
Routinely collected data on vaccines supplied and administered, measles notifications and hospital admissions for measles were used to evaluate the 1990 measles immunisation campaign in Natal/KwaZulu. comparisons of the ...
Some aspects of liver disease in Black patients.
A study of the causes of liver enlargement amongst black patients at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa has revealed that congestive cardiac failure (36.7%), amoebic liver abscess (7.1%), hepatocellular carcinoma ...