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Drug-related problems among geriatric outpatients at a public sector hospital : an intervention study.
Introduction: Although drug-related problems (DRPs) are known to be prevalent in elderly patients, there are not many studies that have been performed in geriatric outpatients at public health facilities in South Africa. ...
Antimicrobial and chemical analyses of selected bulbine species.
The use of plant materials for the treatment of various diseases is very common in African countries. As traditional medicine used by the rural people does not always have a proper scientific basis, research programmes ...
HIV and the metabolic syndrome.
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Hypoglycaemic and renal effects of a bioactive plant extract in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.
Background: Evidence from our laboratories indicates that triterpene constituents of Syzygium cordatum (Hochst.) [Myrtaceae] crude leaf extracts can be used to treat diabetes mellitus. For the plant derived triterpenes to ...
Multipolymeric monolayered mucoadhesive films for drug therapy.
The use of the oral cavity membranes as sites of drug administration has been a topic of increasing interest for the past decade. The buccal route, in particular, offers several advantages over the per oral route and may ...
Beta-lactamase mediated resistance in Escherichia Coli isolated from state hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal.
Escherichia coli, one of the most common pathogens causing urinary tract infections, has shown increased resistance to commonly used antibiotics. In this study we analyzed the β-lactamase profiles of 38 inhibitor-resistant ...
Pharmacological effects of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & C. A. Mey. (Hypoxidaceae) Corm ("African Potato") aqueous extract on some mammalian extra-vascular smooth muscles in vitro.
Extracts of Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm (African potato) are commonly used by some traditional health practitioners in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa for an array of human ailments. This study was, therefore, ...
Studies on molluscicidal properties of some South African medicinal plants used in the control of schistosomiasis in KwaZulu-Natal.
Schistosomiasis is an important public health issue for rural communities located near,or around slow moving water bodies in the tropical and subtropical areas. Successful control of the disease involves multifaceted ...