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A description of the utilisation of the partograph by midwives in the public hospitals in the Umgungundlovu district, KwaZulu-Natal
Introduction High maternal, perinatal and under-five morbidity and mortality are some of the formidable development challenges in Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that worldwide, as many as 1500 women ...
The relationship between work-related musculoskeletal disorders, absenteeism and visits to the staff clinic by nurses in an eThekwini District hospital
Introduction Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most commonly reported work-related illnesses impacting on the quality of life of nurses. Absenteeism, work restriction, loss of income and disability are related ...
Complementary therapy in atopic eczema: the latest systematic reviews
(Taylor and Francis, 2014)
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are widely used for atopic eczema (AE) with user estimates as high as 63%. Despite the availability of effective conventional therapies, the chronic nature of AE and concerns ...
A controlled in vitro study of the effectiveness of the plant tinctures, Commiphora molmol, Hydrastis canadensis and Warburgia salutaris against Candida albicans using the disc diffusion assay
The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the effect of Commiphora molmol tincture prepared in 86% v/v ethanol, Hydrastis canadensis tincture prepared in 62% v/v ethanol and Warburgia salutaris tincture prepared in ...
Sagittal plane blockage of the foot and ankle : prevalence and association with low back pain
There is a growing base of evidence demonstrating the important relationship between altered mechanics of the lower limb and low back pain. Sagittal plane blockage, specifically at the first metatarsophalangeal joints but ...
A comparative study of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of Kalium Bichromicum 12CH manufactured from 3CH and 4CH triturations respectively
The purpose of this study was to compare the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra of Kalium Bichromicum 12CH, which have been potentised using Hahnemannian methods, from initial 3CH trituration or 4CH trituration.
A randomized clinical trial comparing the effects of two different durations of muscle energy technique on neck pain, trigger points, range of motion and neck disability index
BACKGROUND Mechanical neck pain (MNP) has been described as any condition which changes joint mechanics and muscle structure / function. A review of the current literature shows that Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is an ...
A nuclear magnetic resonance study of potencies of natrum muriaticum 15CH prepared by trituration and succussion versus natrum muriaticum 15CH prepared by succussion alone
The purpose of this investigation was to analyse and compare the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectra of potencies of Natrum muriaticum 15CH prepared by trituration and succussion, and Natrum muriaticum 15CH prepared ...
The effect of Phosphoricum acidum 200CH on the adverse physiological effects induced by exercise in cyclists
The treatment with homoeopathic remedies, namely Phosphoricum acidum 200CH has proved to be effective in many clinical situations; however confirmation of its use within the sporting industry is limited. This study aimed ...
An analysis of the need for accredited training on the administration of intravenous contrast media by radiographers : results of an online survey
(The South African Radiographer, 2012)
Role extension has been debated amongst South African radiographers for a number of years. However, the administration of contrast media still remains outside their scope of practice. The Society of Radiographers of South ...