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Cannabis use in psychiatry inpatients.
Background: Cannabis among patients admitted in psychiatric units is higher than the general population and this has been shown in various countries where studies on cannabis use have been undertaken. Such an observation ...
Critically ill obstetric and gynaecology patients : the development and validation of an outcome prediction model.
Introduction: Outcome prediction tools have the potential to provide significant adjunctive information for intensivists. Critically ill obstetric and gynaecology patients constitute a unique subset of the general ICU ...
Leptin levels in the hypertensive black African parturient.
Background: Leptin is a new adipose-derived hormone discovered in 1994. It is vital in energy balance and weight regulation in humans. During pregnancy the placenta is an extra source of leptin. The role of leptin in ...
The clinical natural history of snakebite victims in Southern Africa.
The author wrote a dissertation for the Mmed Sc degree entitled The Clinical Natural History of Snakebite in Southern Africa, which dealt with the epidemiology of snakebite and the clinico-pathological events in snakebite ...
An evaluation of the use of transcutaneous oxygen pressure measurement in the non-invasive vascular laboratory : with special reference to selection of amputation level.
Transcutaneous oxygen pressure measurement (TCp02) using a miniaturised Clarke electrode and a heating thermistor was developed independently by Huch et al and Eberhardt et al in 1972. After its initial use to non ...
Life threatening haemoptysis : a clinical and radiological study.
The investigation and management of patients with life threatening haemoptysis is a common clinical problem in South African Hospitals. Establishing the aetiology and origin of the haemorrhage and treating these patients ...
Women and AIDS: epidemiology and gender barriers to prevention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Optimum timing for vitamin A supplementation in children with diarrhoea.
Vitamin A has well recognised benefits for the reduction in severity of diarrhoeal episodes but the impact of therapeutic doses given during diarrhoea on the biochemical and clinical outcomes is less clear. In this study ...
Aphakic iris-claw (Artisan®/Verisyse) lens implantation in low-income African population.
Purpose: To test the viability of implanting the Artisan®/VerisyseTM lens in a low-income monocular aphakic African population with insufficient capsular support where contact lens wear is expensive and spectacle correction ...