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The effectiveness of needling of myofascial trigger points on internal- external muscle peak torque and total work ratios of the shoulder rotator myoatatic unit in overhead throwing athletes suffering from myofascial pain and dysfunction syndrome
To assess and quantify the number, severity and specific location of myofascial trigger points within the shoulder rotator muscle group. To assess the internal/external ratio of the dominant shoulder in throwing athletes ...
The effectiveness of an oral homoeopathic preparation of selenium sulphide 12X in the management of dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp)
This double-blind, placebo controlled study evaluated the effectiveness of Selenium sulphide 12X in the management of dandruff, as measured by a Visual Analogue Scale.
GSTM1, GSTP1 and NQO1 polymorphisms and susceptibility to asthma among South African children
Gluthathione-S-transferase (GSTM1 and GSTP1) and nicotinamide quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) genes play an important role in cellular protection against oxidative stress, which has been linked to asthma pathogenesis. We ...
A clinical audit of the implementation of the tuberculosis screening tool amongst clients who are on anti-retroviral therapy in the eThekwini local municipality clinics
Background : Tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health concern and is identified as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the population infected with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). South Africa (SA), ...
Exploring the nature of partnership between African traditional and conventional health care in eThekwini district
Background : The current alarming growth of diseases and complications, especially in Africa, makes the integration of traditional and conventional health practices a priority in medical training, research and planning, ...
Experiences of people living with epilepsy presenting for treatment at Umlazi Clinic
Epilepsy is one of the world’s most common neurological disorders of the brain. It is a condition that affects individuals in most countries worldwide. However, there is still stigma attached to epilepsy, and the condition ...
Evaluation of knowledge and of effects of haemolytic disease of the newborn amongst postnatal women in the public hospitals of the Umgungundlovu district
The purpose of the study was to evaluate knowledge and effects of Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) in postnatal women from the Umgungundlovu District. Although the prevalence of HDN has declined because of prophylaxis ...
A homoeopathic drug proving of Bitis atropos and a subsequent comparison of results with that of existing proven remedies of the Genus Bitis
Introduction The aim of this study was to investigate the homeopathic potential of Bitis atropos 30CH (Homoeopathically prepared Berg adder venom) and to compare the materia medica of Bitis atropos with that of existing ...
An injury profile of amateur and semi-professional KwaZulu-Natal triathletes
Background: A triathlon comprises of a combination of swimming, cycling and running. Triathlons are usually classified as sprint distance, Olympic distance, and Ironman or ultra-distance. Triathlon was popularized in the ...
Associations between musculoskeletal injury and selected lower limb biomechanical measurements in female amateur ballet dancers
Background: Classical ballet is an art form that seems graceful on the surface. However, beneath the disguise of beauty and ease lies an extremely physically demanding activity that calls for dedication, strength and ...