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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 ...
An investigation to establish an injury profile in South African cyclists and its association to bicycle set-up
The first objective was to investigate the injury profiles of South African cyclists, especially those relating to mountain bicycle use on the road, as there appears to be no knowledge available on mountain bicycle use on ...
A study comparing the anti-microbial effectiveness of a water-based preparation of echinacea purpura to that of an ethanol-based preparation on the vitro growth of candida albicans and escherichia coli
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a water-based extraction of Echinacea purpura (E. purpura) on the in vitro growth of Candida albicans (C. albicans) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) to a control of ...
The relative effectiveness of periosteal pecking combined with therapeutic ultrasound compared to therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome type II
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Type II (MTSS), otherwise known as shin splints, accounts for approximately 13% of injuries in American runners. Van Mechelen (1992) reported that 37-57% of recreational runners experience an ...
A study comparing the anti-microbial effectiveness of a water-based preparation of hydrastis canadensis to that of an ethanol based preparation on the in vitro growth of candida albicans and escherichia coli
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a water-based extraction of Hydrastis canadensis on the in vitro growth of Candida albicans and Escheria coli, to a control of distilled water in terms of the size ...
A study investigating the efficacy of a homoeopathic complex (Hydrastis canadensis 9CH, Kalium bichromicum 9CH, Sambucus nigra 9CH) on the treatment of chronic sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis is defined as a condition manifested by the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity and the paranasal sinuses, fluids within these sinuses, and/or the underlying bone (Lanza and Kennedy, ...
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)