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Challenges of Directly Observed Treatment Strategy implementation in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
EThekwini Municipality in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa has a high prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) and reported a defaulter rate of 18.9% in 2007, in spite of the Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) which was ...
Achieving prehospital analgesia
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of substituted halogenated coumarins
(Academic Journals, 2014-02)
Pathogens frequently display resistance to current drugs, which frequently lack selectivity/efficacy and have detrimental side effects. Thus, there is a constant need for novel therapeutic agents. Coumarins belong to the ...
The use of probiotics and safety concerns : a review
(Academic Journals, 2012-10-27)
Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’’. Most probiotics fall into the group of organisms’ known as lactic acid-producing bacteria ...
Poor academic performance : a perspective of final year diagnostic radiography students
Introduction A study was conducted on final year diagnostic radiography students at a University of Technology in Durban. The aim of the study was to investigate the final year diagnostic radiography students' opinions ...
Two year clinical outcomes after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for the treatment of coronary artery disease
(Medical Technology SA, 2012)
Background Coronary artery stents are known to reduce rates of restenosis after coronary stenting, but it is uncertain how long this benefit is maintained. Clinical data has raised concerns that drug-eluting stents are ...
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 ...
Perceptions of facilitators using case-based educational strategies in a nursing management decentralized program in South Africa
(Post Academic Publications, 2013-06)
Background: Case-based education has a long history in the disciplines of education, business, law and the health professions. Research suggests that students who learn via a case-based method have advanced critical thinking ...
Role extension : the needs, perceptions and experiences of South African radiographers in primary health care
Escalating current health needs coupled with the dire shortage of radiologists saw many countries abroad, led by the United Kingdom, adopting radiography role extension. Radiography role extension is a practice whereby ...
Evaluation of an HIV and AIDS management system at a coal manufacturing company in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa : a case study
In South Africa, HIV and AIDS workplace programmes have been implemented for more than two decades without any audited and certifiable standards. In 2007, the South African National Standard (SANS 16001, 2007) was launched ...