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The effectiveness of a homoeopathic complex (Caladium seguinum 30CH, Nux vomica 30CH and Staphysagria delphinium 30CH) compared to a tautopathic preparation of the cigarette smoked in the management of nicotine withdrawal syndrome
‘Cigarette smoking is a modern day epidemic that poses a substantial health burden’, it has been proven that smokers die on average fourteen years earlier than non smokers as a direct result of their smoking. An abundance ...
A double-blind homoeopathic drug proving of Curcuma longa 30CH, analysing sympotomatology [i.e. symptomatology] in relation to the doctrine of signatures
The aim of this study was to determine the effect that Curcuma longa 30CH would have on healthy individuals, and record the particular signs and symptoms produced. These signs and symptoms determine the therapeutic ...
The prediction of pulmonary arterial hypertension documented by echocardiography in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Background: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) is a primary myocardial disease of unknown cause characterized by left ventricular or biventricular dilatation and impaired myocardial contractility. Idiopathic dilated ...
Relative effectiveness of three treatment protocols with and without brace aided pelvic stabilization in patients with chronic low back pain
Background: Wong and Deyo (2001) believe that 98% of the LBP cases are musculoskeletal (mechanical) in origin and 51,7% of these individuals are chronic sufferers (Andersson, 1999). Weak spinal stability muscles have shown ...
A systematic review of the non-invasive therapeutic modalities in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction
Background: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction (MPD) is a diagnosis commonly encountered by practitioners, hence, there are several treatment approaches employed by various practicing physicians. Practitioners are required ...
The pending loss of advanced life support paramedics in South Africa
(African Federation for Emergency Medicine, 2012)
Background: In 2008 South Africa (SA) had 1631 registered advanced life support (ALS) paramedics to provide pre-hospital advanced life support care to a population of approxi-mately 50 million. Compared to globally accepted ...
An assessment of Erythropoietin levels in haemodialysis patients in Addington Hospital Durban, South Africa
(Research India Publications, 2013)
An analysis of the Somatology programme offered at South African Universities of Technology to determine whether it meets the needs of industry
The beginning of the 20th century presented the Somatology profession with unprecedented challenges of acquiring a scientific base and achieving professionalisation. It is in this milieu that a few research studies were ...
The status of usage of information technology systems within campuses of the KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing
Background The rapid growth in information and communication technology (ICT) in the 21st century has impacted all spheres of human activity, including the health sector. The change introduced by ICT requires educational ...
Directly-observed treatment strategy implementation practices in a hospital in eThekwini health district
(OASIS Open Journals, 2014-09-09)
Background: The incidence rate of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa remains high, with the country ranked as having the 14th-highest incidence rate internationally; 646 per 100 000 people are infected with TB nationally, ...