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An assessment of Erythropoietin levels in haemodialysis patients in Addington Hospital Durban, South Africa
(Research India Publications, 2013)
The characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in the paediatric population
(The Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa, 2013-06)
Background The immediate results along with short term and medium term results of percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvulo-plasty (PBPV) for the treatment of pulmonary stenosis (PS) have been well documented in literature. ...
The predictive value of proBNP levels to determine the presence and severity of coronary artery disease in patients with a positive or inconclusive exercise stress test
(Medical Technology SA, 2012-06)
Background Several clinical studies have shown increased levels of N Terminal-Pronatriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) during epi- sodes of coronory ischaemia. Consistent with this observation, both Brain Natriuretic Peptide ...
The use of probiotics and safety concerns : a review
(Academic Journals, 2012-10-27)
Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’’. Most probiotics fall into the group of organisms’ known as lactic acid-producing bacteria ...
Two year clinical outcomes after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for the treatment of coronary artery disease
(Medical Technology SA, 2012)
Background Coronary artery stents are known to reduce rates of restenosis after coronary stenting, but it is uncertain how long this benefit is maintained. Clinical data has raised concerns that drug-eluting stents are ...
Diagnostic value of signal-averaged electrocardiogram in arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy patients
(Global Advanced Research Journals, 2013-07)
Arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in people aged <35 years. Accordingly, a successful early diagnosis of ARVC can be life saving. The aim of this study ...
The effect of optimising cerebral tissue oxygen saturation on markers of neurological injury during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Surgical revascularisation of the coronary arteries is a cornerstone of cardiothoracic surgery. Advanced age and the incidence of preoperative co-morbidity in patients presenting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery ...
Modulating effects of Fumonisin B1 and Ochratoxin A on immune cells in human carcinoma
Fumonisin B1 (FB1) and ochratoxin A (OTA) represent examples of mycotoxins of greatest public health and agro-economic significance. They ex¬ert adverse effects on humans, animals and crops that result in illnesses and ...
Nano silver particles in biomedical and clinical applications : review
(Oriental Scientific Pub Co, 2015-11)
Nanotechnology is most promising arena for generating new applications in medicine and advancing rapidly due to the great progress achieved in various fileds including electronics, machanics, cosmetics, food, etc. In order ...
Qualitative evaluation of selected social factors that impact sexual risk-taking behaviour among African students in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
(Taylor and Francis, 2016)
Background: The incidence of HIV and AIDS continues to be a source of great concern within universities in South Africa. Furthermore, university students constitute an important community in the intervention against the ...