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Genetic diversity of Gardnerella vaginalis in pregnant women diagnosed with intermediate and positive bacterial vaginosis.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the main cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age. Gardnerella vaginalis, has been detected in almost all women with BV. However, there is limited information on the ...
A retrospective study to identify the prevalence of severe maternal morbidity or “near misses” in obstetric patients who are admitted to maternity high care and the Intensive Care Unit at King Edward VIII Hospital.
SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Maternal mortality (MM) is still high in low- and middle-income countries; severe lifethreatening maternal morbidity, that also called maternal near miss (MNM) leads to MM and is a maker for quality ...
Effect of mitral valve replacement on left ventricular function in subjects with severe rheumatic mitral regurgitation.
Background. The outcome in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and impaired ejection fraction (EF) is poorly described in the developing world where rheumatic heart disease is endemic. Objective. This study ...
Acute pancreatitis in a high HIV prevalence environment: analysis of prevalence, demographics, prognosticators and outcomes.
Background It is unclear what is the true prevalence of HIV related acute pancreatitis and whether diagnostic and prognostic markers used in patients without HIV infection are as effective in HIV related pancreatitis and ...
An audit of the infection prevention and control program at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.
BACKGROUND Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death in South Africa. The treatment of these diseases and their complications consume huge amounts of already limited healthcare resources. Antibiotic resistance ...
PreNatal nicotine exposure and maternal separation alter the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in mice.
Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy has been associated with long term cognitive dysfunction. The harmful behavioural effects of cigarette smoking have been shown to be primarily due to nicotine. While the mechanism ...
The use of feedback and feed-forward action plans on the development of clinical skills in undergraduate medical students.
Background: Deliberate practice is a concentrated learning strategy aimed at achieving a defined goal and feedback enables skills and behaviours to be corrected or reinforced for improved patient care. Clinical skills are ...
A review of aplastic/hypoplastic anaemia diagnosed on bone marrow samples at the haematology laboratory at National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Aplastic Anaemia (AA) is a bone marrow failure syndrome (BMFS) characterized by bone marrow aplasia and peripheral blood pancytopenia. The presenting symptoms in patients with AA are often those of anaemia, haemorrhage or ...
Retrospective chart review of surgical management of compound elevated skull fractures.
Background: Traumatic skull fractures have been traditionally classified into those that involve the base or vault with distinct entities linear or depressed. Compound elevated skull fracture is a newer entity with scanty ...
Association between thyroid dysfunction and conventional risk factors in patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Abstract not available.