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Achieving prehospital analgesia
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 ...
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 ...
Effects of resource limitation on habitat usage by the browser guild in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-01)
Resource depletion and associated increases in interspeciﬁc competition are likely to inﬂuence differential habitat usage amongst a guild. We tested some prominent theoretical concepts using observed differences in seasonal ...
Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders : a systematic review
Objective The purpose of this study was to complete a systematic review of manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) for common upper extremity pain and disorders including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Methods A ...
Trifluoroacetic acid: An efficient catalyst for paal-knorr pyrrole synthesis and its deprotection
In the present work, we demonstrated a simple and an efficient method for the condensation of substituted aryl/heteroaryl amines with acetonylacetone in the presence of trifluoro acetic acid to afford the corresponding ...
Spirituality in social work in South Africa : insights from a survey with academics
(Sage Publications, 2013-05)
Historically, spirituality has shared a tenuous position with social work. Scholarship underpinning its relevance to client well-being and anti-oppressive practice has proliferated, entrenching its niche in education. In ...
Variations in housing satisfaction and health status in four lower socio-economic housing typologies in the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
(Taylor and Francis, 2013-07-26)
A study was done in the Durban Area, South Africa amongst residents (n = 300) of four lower socio-economic housing typologies: Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses, informal settlements (IS), traditional ...
Predictors of tuberculosis treatment defaulting in informal dwellers within the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal
Globally, tuberculosis causes more than 2-million deaths annually. Despite the implementation of the directly observed treatment strategy (DOTS) in South Africa, cure and defaulter rates have not reached World Health ...
Effect of the TNF α-308 polymorphism on birth outcomes among South African women
The −308 G/A promoter polymorphism in the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF- α) gene has been extensively studied as a potential biomarker for pregnancy outcomes, but results tend to be population specific. The aim of this ...