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The role of trophoblast cells in HIV-1 passage across the placenta.
Background The combination of pre-eclampsia and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a major obstetric dilemma in South Africa and, consequently, mother to child transmission of HIV remains a burden in our community. The ...
A comparative study to determine the immediate effects of paraffin wax and moist heat therapies on pain, joint range of movement and grip ability in adults with rheumatoid arthritis afffecting the hands.
Physiotherapists use many treatment modalities in the management of rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. Two commonly used heating modalities are moist heat and paraffin wax therapy. The aim of this study was thus to compare ...
The role of the department of sport and recreation in the provision and delivery of sport and recreation in KwaZulu-Natal.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sports and Recreation is mandated to provide and deliver sport and recreation in the province, which is done in collaboration with a number of stakeholders. These include the sports federations, ...
Occupational exposure and genotoxicity among Ethekwini Municipality petrol attendants.
Background Benzene, a constituent of petrol, is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. Once benzene enters the human body, its breakdown products, benzene oxide (BO) and 1.4 benzoquinone (BQ), have the ability to interact ...
Evaluation of the efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum-derived Oleanolic acid on malaria parasites in Plasmodium berghei-infected male Sprague-Dawley rats and effects on blood glucose and renal electrolyte handling.
Introduction Malaria continues to be one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide even though the disease is treatable. This is as a result of malaria parasites developing resistance to current antimalarial ...
An investigation of psychological stress, coping styles/strategies and psychological adjustments in a sample of Indian South African women with breast cancer in different developmental stages of the life-cycle.
The purpose of this research was to examine some major themes of stress, coping styles/strategies, and psychological adjustment to breast cancer, of 116 English speaking, low socioeconomic status Indian South African ...
Identification of suicidal ideation in HIV-infected patients : development of a suicide risk assessment tool and a suicide intervention plan for HIV-infected patients following voluntary counselling and testing.
ABSTRACT Background. Globally, suicide and HIV/AIDS remain two of the greatest healthcare issues, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where approximately 85% of suicides occur. Every year, more than 800,000 ...
An analysis of the use of African traditional medicine by adult patients attending a primary health care clinic in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Background: Current evidence indicates that more and more people worldwide are using complementary and alternate medicines. About 80% of people in Africa and Asia have been reported to be using traditional medicines in ...
Neuropsychological functioning and adjustment in spinal cord injured patients.
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Frontal network syndrome testing : a hierarchical and time orientated approach.
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