Mokoena, Taole(College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 2016)
Severely shocked patients with thoracic injury often require emergency thoracotomy before a definite diagnosis can be
made. A method of management of pulmonary injury is described by performing exploratory resuscitative ...
Vally, M.; Koto, Modise Zacharia; Govender, M.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-02)
BACKGROUND. Diverticular disease was previously thought to be non-existent in the black African population. Studies over the past four
decades, however, have shown a steady increase in the prevalence of the disease.
BACKGROUND : People infected with HIV are prone to
venous thrombosis. Treatment of thrombosis is
primarily with warfarin. No studies have addressed the
effects of HIV infection on warfarin dose. The aims of
INTRODUCTION : Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women in the world. Twenty-five percent of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reside in South Africa. The coincidence of breast cancer and ...
Becker, J.H.R. (Hennie); Ghoor, F.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-06)
A 54-year-old woman developed a fungating locally invasive anaplastic thyroid cancer with distant metastases, and was
treated with aggressive tumour reduction, using a Cavitron® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator. This mode ...
Joseph, Christopher A.; Joseph, Dylan A.(New Media Publishing, 2016-08-09)
This document is designed to briefly explain why a medical aid rate is unreasonably
low. It is not only an unethical rate, but has in fact been deemed illegal, not
covering cost of practice and dismissed in a court of ...
Peffer, M.; Patel, N.; Leusink, A.; Smith, M.; Singh, N.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-02)
Historically considered an expensive, inefficient
and limited public healthcare initiative, the place of
surgery as the ‘forgotten stepchild’ of public health
now leaves almost 5 billion individuals worldwide
Mulaudzi, T.V.; Robbs, J.V.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-03)
BACKGROUND. There are few studies that look at the influence of diabetes mellitus on early outcome following carotid endarterectomy
(CEA). Those available have reported conflicting results, with some showing poor outcome ...
Pretorius, Jan P.; Bronkhorst, E.; Schellack, Natalie; Gous, A.G.S.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-11)
BACKGROUND. The role of the pharmacist has evolved over the last 2 decades beyond traditional functions such as stock control and
OBJECTIVES. To describe the functions performed by a clinical pharmacist while ...
Mokoena, Taole(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-10)
Lower limb varicose veins are a common complication of bipedal human movement and deep-vein thrombosis. However, they may have
unusual causes, e.g. forming as collaterals around an obstruction or resulting from vascular ...
Van Rooyen, P.L.; Karusseit, V.O.L. (Otto); Mokoena, Taole(Elsevier, 2015-01)
INTRODUCTION : Penetrating injury may involve the major vessels in the abdomen. Injury to the abdominal
inferior vena cava (IVC) is uncommon and is usually caused by gunshot wounds. Mortality from IVC
injuries is high ...
De Beer, Marthyn Mathiam; Karusseit, V.O.L. (Otto); Pienaar, B.H. (Bastiaan)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-08)
BACKGROUND. There is a perception among general surgeons that there are deficiencies in surgical training in South Africa (SA). Dependence on under-resourced state training institutions possibly plays a role. The opinions ...
BACKGROUND : Resectional breast surgery has become less extensive. Dissection on plane of the superficial
fascia covering the breast (juxtacapsular) is used during various procedures for retention of the
appearance of ...
Pienaar, B.H. (Bastiaan); Slabbert, M.(Faculty of Law, North West University, 2013)
The words locum tenens originate from Latin meaning "one holding a place". This phrase dates back to the middle ages when the Catholic Church provided clergy to parishes where there was no priest available. These travelling ...
Van Niekerk, Martin L.(Medkow Publications, 2013-01-14)
Single incision laparoscopic surgery is used in many
centres for routine cases such as appendisectomy,
splenectomy and cholecystectomy. Morgagni hernias
are uncommon and account for 1-2% of all congenital
Pretorius, Jan P.; Hodgson, R.E.; Richards, Guy A.; Lundgren, A.C.; Spruyt, M.G.L.; Mathiva, L.R.; Dickerson, R.; Gopalan, P.D.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013-09)
The Western Cape Department of Health (WC DoH) has taken a decision to withdraw all intravenous fluids (IVFs) containing hydroxyethyl starch (HES) from hospitals in the Western Cape, with similar action contemplated in the ...
Pretorius, Jan P.; Brink, Adrian J.; Botha, Roelof F.; Poswa, Xoliswa; Senekal, Marthinus; Badal, Robert E.; Grolman, David C.; Richards, Guy A.; Feldman, Charles; Boffard, Kenneth D.; Veller, Martin; Joubert, Ivan(Mary Ann Liebert, 2012)
BACKGROUND: The Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) follows trends in resistance among aerobic and facultative anaerobic gram-negative bacilli (GNB) isolated from complicated intra-abdominal ...
Ismail, Farzanah; Van de Werke, Irma; Khan, Nausheen(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2012-08)
Diverticula of the oesophagus are rare. They can occur at any
level, and are often defined by their anatomical location. Three
categories are recognised, namely pharyngo-oesophageal,
parabronchial and epiphrenic. Although ...
Wiggett, W.S.; Louw, Melanie; Karusseit, V.O.L. (Otto)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2012-08)
INTRODUCTION: Surgery is sometimes performed on patients with peau d'orange (dermal oedema) of the breast. This may be done to achieve local control of cancer after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy or in resectable locally advanced ...