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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and the role of sympathectomy in the management : a review.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is an extremely debilitating condition, characterized by chronic pain with associated trophic changes. The 1st description of this condition dates back to 1864. The condition has been ...
Effect of infant feeding mode and maternal nutritional supplementation on the nutrition and health of HIV positive mothers and their infants.
Background: Breastfeeding is known to have benefits both for maternal and child health. Some questions around the benefits and risks of breastfeeding in the presence of HIV infection still remain unclear. Aims: ...
The influence of diabetes mellitus on early outcome following vascular surgical interventions.
Objective. To assess the influence of diabetes mellitus on early morbidity and mortality following open vascular surgical interventions. Methods. Clinical data on patients subjected to open vascular surgical procedures ...
An audit of peripartum hysterectomy at the Pietermaritzburg complex of hospitals.
RATIONALE OF THE STUDY. To carry out a retrospective chart review of all patients who had a peripartum hysterectomy in hospitals at different levels of health care in the Pietermaritzburg Hospital Complex to examine the ...
The scope and spectrum of challenges presented to the general surgeon by patients affected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) : a review.
Background: Surgical disease related to HIV is scantily documented with a paucity of data detailing the manifestations of HIV in surgery especially in resource-poor, high prevalence settings such as in South Africa. This ...
Is IMCI an effective mechanism for delivery of child survival interventions in a high HIV prevalence setting? : a study to determine the effectiveness of the Intergrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy in management of sick children in routine practise in primary health care clinics in South Africa
Introduction: Integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) is a child survival strategy that has been adopted in South Africa (SA) as the standard of care for managing sick children in the primary health care setting. ...
A cross-sectional survey of patients attitude to vaginal examination and chaperone at King Edward V111 hospital.
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Transmission rates of HIV-1 and the mortality rate in high risk infants exposed to HIV, in the PMTCT programme, at the Neonatal Unit, of King Edward VIII Hospital , Durban, South Africa.
Introduction. Previous studies have established that infants born to mothers with advanced HIV disease and co-infections are smaller, premature and have rapidly progressive HIV disease and an early death. King Edward ...
A clinical audit of laparoscopic surgery for recto-vaginal endometriosis at a tertiary referral centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the operative and post-operative complications, and outcomes of laparoscopic surgery using the Harmonic scalpel in patients with recto-vaginal endometriosis (RVE). Furthermore, ...
Management of haemoptysis : a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of current treatment modalities.
Massive haemoptysis is a life-threatening condition that requires timeous and appropriate intervention. Bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) has been advocated as initial therapy, in preference over lung resection, in all ...