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Ramogi, Malaki - - 2008
We report a case of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure in a 43-year-old man newly diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection. Rhabdomyolysis was possibly induced by co-administration of simvastatin and fluconazole. Underlying hepatitis may have increased the risk of rhabdomyolysis by decreasing the metabolism of simvastatin. Few case reports ...
Smith, Angela - - 2008
Death notification is a valuable tool for providing data on the HIV pandemic in South Africa, if it is done correctly. This article addresses common misconceptions regarding practical, legal, and ethical aspects of death notification form (BI-1663) completion in order to improve reporting and, ultimately, national statistics and policy-making.
Vetten, Lisa - - 2008
Eleven years after it was first mooted in 1996, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (32 of 2007) came into effect in December 2007. Law-makers proudly lauded sections 28 and 29 of the Act, which set out how post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection should ...
Wreford, J. - - 2008
The potential advantages of co-operation between traditional and biomedical practitioners in Africa have been acknowledged, (1) and are especially important given the extent of the HIV pandemic. (2) Unfortunately schemes directly engaged in this process are still unusual. We report on an innovative pilot project in the Western Cape province, ...
Woods D. - - 2008
The HIV pandemic in southern Africa has overwhelmed health services in the public sector and presents awesome challenges to the authorities responsible for providing nurses and doctors with the knowledge and ability to manage the many facets of patient care.
Richter, Marlise - - 2008
On 19 November 2003, the South African Cabinet approved the 'Operational Plan for Comprehensive Treatment and Care for HIV and AIDS'. After years of international protest, court action and unnecessary deaths, the South African government committed itself to a plan 'that provide[d] for Anti-retroviral Treatment in the public health sector'. ...
Venter, Francois - - 2008
Francois - - 2008
Bekker, Linda-Gail - - 2008
Stepanova, T.A. - - 2008
The flora of the Russian Far East is rich and diverse. This region of Russia has considerable resources of valuable varieties of medicinal plants. The official Russian medicine uses 35 to 40 varieties of raw materials which are harvested from Far Eastern wild plants. Having the biggest commercial importance are ...
Wardle, Jon - - 2008
Practitioners are often concerned at the mention of complementary medicine's inherent risk. Industry groups certainly refuse to acknowledge that any risk can be associated with complementary medicines. Various industry spokespersons have made comments refuting the need for regulation because 'the lower risk profile of complementary medicines mean that [any] tougher ...
Baxter, John - - 2008
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Pietrzykowski, Andrzej - - 2008
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