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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 ...
An investigation of the concept of homoeopathic imponderabilia using a Hahnemannian proving of focused pink light
Conduct a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study in order to determine the sphere of action of the imponderable remedy Pink 30CH on healthy volunteers who recorded the signs and symptoms produced in order to ...
An investigation into the perceived performance in runners with low back pain and receiving spinal manipulation over time
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal manipulation affects the perceived performance of runners with low back pain. More specifically, the objective was to determine whether any ...
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 ...
Lower respiratory tract disorders and thoracic spine pain and dysfunction in subjects presenting to the Durban Institute of Technology Chiropractic Day Clinic : a retrospective clinical survey
Anecdotal evidence and some developmental theory suggest that lower respiratory tract pathologies may be associated with thoracic spine pain and dysfunction. This hypothetical association may be better described either as ...
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 ...
An investigation into the association between the severity of patellofemoral pain syndrome and patella mobility
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee problem that affects 25% of the general population. PFPS generally affects adolescents, especially females, young adults and sports men and women. PFPS is defined as ...