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Perceptions of Zambian dentists and dental technicians in respect of dental technical services
This study is an evaluation of the perceptions of Zambian dental technicians and dentists of the dental technological services offered in Zambia. Zambia is a small nation (land size of 752,614km²) with a population of ...
Achieving prehospital analgesia
A retrospective cohort analysis of the injury profile of internationally competitive surfers
Modern surfing dates as far back as the 1960’s when the first amateur and professional surfing competitions were held (1). Since these humble beginnings, surfing has enjoyed a sustained growth over the last half a century, ...
The effectiveness of an ice pack, a menthol based cooling gel, a menthol based cooling gel with extracts and a placebo gel in the treatment of acute ankle sprain
Cryotherapy is commonly used to decrease pain, swelling and disability in acute injury. The most common form traditionally used is ice packs, with menthol based cooling gels being increasingly used by physicians in place ...
The prevalence and risk factors of injuries in amateur outdoor and indoor volleyball players in a KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region
Objectives: To determine the prevalence and risk factors of amateur outdoor and indoor volleyball players in a KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region. Methods: The location of the study was the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast ...
The effect of segmental manipulation of the cervical spine on grip strength in patients with mechanical cervical spine dysfunction
Chiropractic researchers have hypothesized as to how the removal of a cervical dysfunction may affect the nervous system negatively. However, little focus has been placed on possible optimizing effects, such as grip strength. ...
Challenges of Directly Observed Treatment Strategy implementation in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
EThekwini Municipality in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa has a high prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) and reported a defaulter rate of 18.9% in 2007, in spite of the Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) which was ...
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of substituted halogenated coumarins
(Academic Journals, 2014-02)
Pathogens frequently display resistance to current drugs, which frequently lack selectivity/efficacy and have detrimental side effects. Thus, there is a constant need for novel therapeutic agents. Coumarins belong to the ...
A study comparing the effectiveness of a herbal-complex (Arctium lappa, Berberis aquifolium, Echinacea purpurea and Taraxacum officinale) as compared to homoeopathic simillimum in the treatment of Acne vulgaris
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a herbal-complex consisting of (Arctium lappa, Berberis aquifolium, Echinacea purpurea and Taraxacum officinale), as compared to homoeopathic simillimum in terms ...
An investigation into the inter-examiner reliability of motion palpation of the patella in patellofemoral pain syndrome and osteoarthritis
The aim of this study was to assess the inter-examiner reliability of motion palpation of the patella, in both pathological (osteoarthritis) as well as functional (patellofemoral pain syndrome) conditions, in order to ...