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Vocation-specific isiZulu language teaching and learning for medical students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Being an effective communicator is a core competency required of all health care practitioners. Some undergraduate medical students at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, ...
Exploring the actions of general practitioners on abnormal findings identified by registered nurses conducting home comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGA).
Background: In South Africa there data is lacking on the health of the older population. This study aims to report on actions taken by general practitioners on abnormal blood pressure, blood glucose and osteoporosis ...
Characterisation of Fumonisin B1 toxicity in a cancerous liver cell line- induction of tissue transglutaminase and the endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway.
Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a mycotoxin which is well characterised as a contaminant of maize and maize-based products worldwide, especially in South Africa. Its toxic effects have been associated with hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity ...
Patterns of utilization of sexual and reproductive health services by secondary school-going adolescents in Gaborone, Botswana, 2012.
Background: Adolescents in Botswana, especially women, face many sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges including high maternal mortality, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and unintended ...
Caesarean section rates at the Standerton Hospital, 2004-2007.
Introduction Increased use of caesarean section (CS) as a mode of delivery is of concern for maternal and child health in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set guideline of population caesarean ...
The ethical dilemmas of critical care specialists encountered in the admission of patients with HIV infection to intensive care.
South Africa has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world with 5.6 million people living with HIV/AIDS. As a consequence of the delayed implementation of the ARV rollout and failure to control the epidemic, ...
Exploring student nurses' narratives on nursing mentally ill people in a medical ward in the uMgungundlovu District.
The promulgation of the Mental Health Care Act of 2002 in South Africa came with challenges or changes in the nursing of mentally ill people. One of the changes required that mental patients need to be observed and assessed ...
A comparative cost analysis of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) with conventional radiology in the private sector.
Radiology is rapidly changing in the 21st century and globally there is a transition of radiology departments to digital imaging technology. The major challenge confronting radiology practices is to obtain cost savings ...
Graduate ancillary health care workers' perceptions of the ancillary health care learnership programme in eThekwini District.
Aim The aim of this study was to describe ancillary health care workers’ perceptions of the Ancillary Health Care Learnership programme, and their current employment status within the health care sector. Methods A ...
The development and implementation of a mycobacterium tuberculosis rapid diagnostic assay, using reporter mycobacteriophages.
Abstract available in PDF file.