Browsing Health Sciences Faculty Day Posters by Title

Browsing Health Sciences Faculty Day Posters by Title

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  • Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A.; Reddy, Priscilla S.; Van den Borne, Bart W.; Pixart Dynamics (2008-11-13)
    CONTEXT: Smoking, which may be initiated as a response to stress during adolescence, is a risk for periodontal disease among adults. Only limited information is available on the effect of smoking on South African adolescents’ ...
  • Steyn, Maryna; De Kock, M.; Iscan, M.Y.; Michalodimitrakis, M. (2008-09-29)
    When archaeological skeletons are assessed, the incidence of trauma forms an integral part of the investigation. The number of fractures observed is interpreted in order to gain insight into the occurrence of interpersonal ...
  • Briers, Nanette; Bosman, Marius C.; Becker, Piet J.; Potgieter, J.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-09-29)
    An infarct is an area which has lost its blood supply due to obstruction, thrombosis or embolism. It is the third leading cause of death in the Western world, following non-cerebral cardiovascular disease and cancer. This ...
  • Bosman, Marius C.; Basson, N.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    The submandibular gland can be involved in a variety of different diseases. Although tumours of the gland are rare, it is difficult to distinguish whether it is malignant or benign and a final diagnosis is often only ...
  • Briers, Nanette; Bosman, Marius C.; Strydom, M.A.; Steyn, S.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-09-29)
    Obstruction of the intracranial dural venous sinuses would result in an increase in intracranial dural venous pressure. This intracranial hypertension is not only the result of poor cerebral venous drainage, but is also ...
  • Van Schoor, Albert-Neels; Bosman, Marius C.; Bosenberg, A.T.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    The ilioinguinal/ iliohypogastric nerve block is an effective technique that provides analgesia for a variety of inguinal surgical procedures in children. However, a relatively high failure rate of between 20-30% has been ...
  • L'Abbe, Ericka Noelle; Keough, Natalie; Nawrocki, S.J.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-09-29)
    FORDISC 3.0 (FD3) is an analytical program distributed by the University of Tennessee that employs discriminant analysis to assist in assessing sex, ancestry, and stature from unidentified skeletal remains. While American ...
  • Meyer, Anja; Nienaber, Willem C.; Keough, Natalie; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    In November 2008 human skeletal remains were discovered during construction works undertaken by Carlop Properties in the Chloorkop industrial area, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The University of Pretoria’s Forensic Anthropology ...
  • Briers, Nanette; Odendaal, C.W.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    The cortical branches of the distal anterior cerebral artery (ACA) are responsible for the primary blood supply of the corpus callosum. Anatomical variation in these arteries leads to difficulty in defining a standard ...
  • Viljoen, Margaretha; Du Plessis, Anna M.E.; Govender, Catherine; Bipath, Priyesh (2008-09-29)
    The study’s aim was to investigate the association between depression and low bone mineral density (BMD) in premenopausal females. Depression is often characterized by cortisol hypersecretion. Cortisol supports osteoclastogenesis ...
  • Brits, D.M. (Desire Marguerita); Steyn, Maryna; L'Abbe, Ericka Noelle (2008-09-29)
    Forensic anthropologists play an important role in the identification or exclusion of human remains recovered amongst animal remains and environmental ruins. Accurate separation techniques are needed as small animal bone ...
  • Van Schoor, Albert-Neels; Bosman, Marius C.; Venter, G.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    Tendon grafts are often needed in reconstructive surgery. A donor tendon is usually selected for transfer because it is thought to be nonessential in its original location. This is the case with the palmaris longus (PL) ...
  • Van Schoor, Albert-Neels; De Bruyn, E.; Meiring, J.H.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    This study reflects on a new Computer-based testing (CBT) system implemented at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. This CBT model was used in different ...
  • Kekana, R.M. (Mable); Creative Studios, Dept for Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-04-07)
    The presentation focuses on the pros and cons of engaging relevant stakeholders in the development of the assessment form. The assessment form was used in assessing learners’ competency in clinical radiographic practice. ...
  • Bosman, Marius C.; Pretorius, Etheresia; Becker, Piet J.; Tossel, G.; Boon, J.M. (Johannes Marinus); Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-09-29)
    The dimensions of the cervical spinal canal (C3 – C7) of the South African black population were measured on skeletal remains of 179 individuals (90 males and 89 females divided into age categories of 30-45; 46-60 and 61-75 ...
  • Steynberg, Tenille Jolene; Coetzee, Magdalena; Moseley, Emma J.; Creative Studios, Dept. of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-10-21)
    Previous research has shown that some PUFAs have a positive effect on bone, although the cellular mechanism for this is unclear. One such hypothesis is that PUFAs may increase the secretion of IGF-I by osteoblasts. IGFs ...
  • L'Abbe, Ericka Noelle; Van Rooyen, Carla (2008-09-29)
    The identification of human skeletal remains begins with the construction of a biological profile of an unknown individual, and includes an assessment of the age, sex, ancestry, and stature. This biological profile originated ...
  • Jansen van Rensburg, Connie E.; Gandy, Justin John; Joone, Gisela Käthe; Gelderblom, W.C.A.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2008-11-12)
    CHD-FA is a safe, heavy metal free carbohydrate derived fulvic acid. For registration purposes, pharmaceuticals require a comprehensive assessment of their genotoxic potential. A standard battery of tests usually includes ...
  • Van Schoor, Albert-Neels; Bosman, Marius C.; Bosenberg, A.T.; Creative Studios, Dept of Education Innovation, University of Pretoria (2009-12-09)
    The femoral nerve (FN) block is regarded as the quickest and most effective method of pain relief for femoral shaft fractures when general anaesthesia is contra-indicated. Correct placement of the needle relies heavily on ...
  • Ismail, Farzanah; Lockhat, Zarina I.; Roux, M.J. (2009-04-07)
    Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is also known as Devic’s disease. It is a demyelinating disease affecting the spinal cord and the optic nerves resulting in paraplegia and blindness. The disease is characterized by acute, severe ...