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An evaluation of computerised tomography (CT) based treatment planning versus digitised image planning (standard planning technique) for carcinoma of the breast, using the four field breast technique
The aim of the study was to evaluate CT-based treatment planning versus digitised image planning (standard planning technique) for carcinoma of the breast, using the four-field breast technique, in terms of the depth of ...
An investigation into the immediate effect of rib mobilization and sham laser application on chest wall expansion and lung function in healthy asymptomatic males : a pilot study
Optimal ventilation of the lungs is essential to the function of the human body. Our lungs can be expanded and contracted by the elevation and depression of the ribs. This causes an increase and decrease of the anteroposterior ...
A clinical evaluation of hip joint functional ability after sacroiliac joint manipulation in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome
The differential diagnosis of back and leg pain should include sacroiliac joint disease as the prevalence of sacroiliac joint pain appears to range from 13%-30%, thus making the sacroiliac joint a significant source of ...
The relationship between asthma and outdoor air pollutant concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), ozone (O3) total reduced sulphates (TRS), carbon monoxide (CO) and respirable particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) in learners and teachers at Settlers Primary School in Merebank, south Durban
South Durban is in the province of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and is home to two international petro-chemical refineries, a paper mill, sewage works, an international airport, a chemical tank farm with approximately 970 ...
An evaluation of 99mTc-MIBI imaging of Kaposi's Sarcoma in AIDS patients
The purpose of this study was to evaluate 99mTc- methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) imaging, in terms of sensitivity and specificity, for non invasively detecting extracutaneous involvement of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) and for ...
The short and intermediate effect of manipulation on chronic ankle instability syndrome
Following an inversion ankle joint sprain, damage to the proprioceptive organs can occur, which is made worse by lack of proprioceptive retraining and will increase the chances of re-injury (Hoffman and Payne 1995:144 and ...
The relative effectiveness of myofascial manipulation versus ischaemic compression in the treatment of myofascial trigger points of the upper trapezius muscle
Myofascial pain syndrome is defined as the sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points (MFTPs), or hyperirritable spots within skeletal muscles that are associated with palpable nodules in a ...
The effectiveness of a home programme of ischaemic compression compared with self applied ischaemic compression under clinical observation for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome of the levator scapulae muscle
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a home programme of ischaemic compression in the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
The relative effectiveness of muscle energy technique as opposed to specific passive mobilization in the treatment of acute and sub-acute mechanical low back pain
It has generally been accepted that 60 to 80% of the general population will suffer from low back pain at some point in their life. (Kirkaldy - Willis, 1992). The use of manipulation for the treatment of low back pain is ...
The relative effectiveness of manual manipulation versus manipulation using the activator adjusting instrument in the management of acute on chronic sacroiliac syndrome
Low back pain is a significant health problem that has had a major impact on quality of life and on health care costs (Weiner, et al. 2000:450). Schwarzer, et al. (1995) established the sacroiliac joint to be a significant ...