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Correlation between glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 (GSTM1) and glutathione S-transferase pi gene (GSTP1) polymorphisms and markers of inflammatory stress in pregnant females
(Academic Journals, 2013-03)
The Mother and Child Environmental Cohort (MACE) study piloted in South Africa in 2010 to 2011, collected genetic, biochemical and clinical data from pregnant females residing in south and north Durban. We evaluated birth ...
Traditional complementary and alternative medicine : knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care workers in HIV and AIDS clinics in Durban hospitals
(African Networks on Ethnomedicines, 2012)
Traditional complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) has been reported to be commonly used among individuals with HIV and AIDS disease. However a lack of communication between health care workers (HCWs) and patients ...
A determination of normal reference ranges for bone mineral density for Indian women of varying age groups in KZN : the impact of local data on the diagnosis of osteoporosis
The aim of this research was to determine normal bone mineral density (BMD) reference ranges (means and standard deviations) for the lumbar spine, total hip and distal forearm, for Indian women of varying age groups in ...
The effectiveness of homoeopathic similimum treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains a medically unexplained syndrome, with differing aetiological models, case definitions and treatment recommendations (Ranjith, 2005:13). Sharpe & Wessely (1997:179) state that the ...
The effect of spinal manipulation as compared to passive oscillatory mobilization in thoracic spine range of motion and pain, in patients with chronic mechanical thoracic spine dysfunction
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of spinal manipulation as compared to passive oscillatory mobilization, on thoracic spine range of motion, pain threshold and subjective pain experience, in patients ...
The presence and extent of quadriceps femoris weakness in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome
The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate the presence and extent of Quadriceps Femoris weakness in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome by the use of an isokinetic dynamometer.
A pilot controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of instrument manipulation in the management of symptomatic canine hip dysplasia
The paucity of clinical research into the cause of canine hip dysplasia, efficacy and effects of the different treatment protocols available for the management of symptoms, as well as the differing presentations, has led ...
Determination of the antimicrobial properties of Withania somnifera and Xysmalobium undulatum plant tinctures in terms of the disc diffusion assay and the agar dilution sensitivity test
This study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy of Withania somnifera and Xysmalobium undulatum plant tinctures in 62% ethanol in inhibiting the in vitro growth of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ...
The inter-examiner reliability and validity of the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale as an assessment tool in the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome
The aim of this study was to evaluate the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale, for its inter-examiner reliability and to assess its reliability and validity as an assessment tool in the diagnosis and treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
A cross-sectional cohort study of core stability muscle activation and endurance in elite male athletes and its link with mechanical lower back pain
To compare the relative activation and endurance of core stability muscles in 2 different populations i.e. elite athletes and non-athletes, and establish whether these findings correspond to episodes of mechanical lower back pain.