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Involuntary hospitalisation : the discrepancy between actual practice and legal requirements in the Lentegeur Hospital (Cape Town) catchment area.
The aim of this study was to document the safeguards inherent in the Mental Health Act (MHA) of 1973, and to examine the extent " to which these are observed in practice. The research was conducted at Lentegeur Hospital ...
Progesterone related cellular change in the uterine cervix with particular reference to progesterone-only contraceptives.
This study examines the effect of progesterone-only injectable contraceptives, and medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) in particular, on the cells of the uterine cervix. Cervical and vaginal smears were taken ...
Epidemiological and clinical studies of vitamin A in Black South African pre-school children.
The ocular complications of vitamin A deficiency have been known for many years, however, recent studies have suggested that marginal vitamin A status enlarges the risk of common childhood infections and increases mortality. ...
A study of the relation between health attitudes, values and beliefs and help-seeking behaviour with special reference to a representative sample of black patients attending a general hospital.
There is strong evidence supporting the view that beliefs and attitudes influence health behaviour. Furthermore, cultural and social beliefs also have been shown to influence the way health care facilities are used. ...
An anatomical exploration into the variable patterns of the venous vasculature of the human kidney.
In clinical anatomy, the renal venous system is relatively understudied compared to the arterial system. This investigation aims to clarify and update the variable patterns of the renal venous vasculature using cadaveric ...
An evaluation of needlestick injuries amongst staff at a large urban hospital.
No abstract available.
Neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies : their clinical associations and an improved method for their detection.
The test for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) was introduced into the author's laboratory in 1987. An improved indirect immunofluorescent method was developed, using a system which allows 16 instead of one serum ...
Professional nurses knowledge and understanding of AIDS/HIV infection.
This study examines the Professional nurses' knowledge and understanding of AIDS/HIV infection. The Professional nurses that participated in the study, are those working in a specialised institution which caters for ...
Apolipoprotein E allele distribution in a South African Indian female population : effect on the lipid profile.
Genetic polymorphism of apolipoprotein (apo) E has been shown to account for a significant amount of variance in plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels, thereby contributing to the incidence of cardiovascular disease across ...
A biopsychosocial evaluation of readmissions to a mental hospital.
Since deinstitutionalization many patients, instead of remaining in the community, revolve through the doors of psychiatric facilities resulting in the "Revolving Door Syndrome". Hence a biopsychosocial evaluation of ...