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Momberg, Bridey-Lee - - 2008
Objective. To investigate the effectiveness of accelerated rehabilitation and accelerated hydrotherapy after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in male athletes participating in soccer.
Grant, C.C. - - 2008
Motivation. There is growing interest in the use of cardiovascular variability indicators as measures of autonomic activity, even though reported results are not always comparable or as expected. This review aims to determine the consistency of results reported on the autonomic response to physical exercise as measured by heart rate ...
Hopkins, Neil - - 2008
Background. The low back is an integral part of the entire movement chain as it functions as part of a complex network of the skeletal, muscular and nervous system. Eighty to 90% of acute low back pain episodes dissipate within 8-12 weeks regardless of any intervention, but 5-10% regress into ...
Lambert, Mike - - 2008
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Koen, L. - - 2008
Objective. Clozapine is the current gold standard treatment for severe treatment-refractory schizophrenia, but even so 40-70% of these patients will continue to experience disabling symptoms when treated with clozapine monotherapy. Current clinical practice at Stikland Hospital holds that known clozapine-refractory schizophrenia patients who relapse due to non-compliance are treated with ...
van Deventer, - - 2008
Background. Owing to many complaints by health care workers and patients and a perceived poor standard of care, the mental health care services in North West province were assessed using quantitative and qualitative methods. The Mental Health Care Act of 2002 makes provision for the integration of services into primary ...
Manie, Shamila - - 2008
Study aim. To describe the profile and selected outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients admitted to both private and public hospitals in the Cape metropolitan area.
Carter, C.A. - - 2008
Introduction. The lack of critical care resources in South Africa can result in critically ill patients being nursed in the wards. Ward staff often lack the knowledge and skills to care for these patients adequately. Studies done internationally have revealed that ward patients often receive sub-optimal care before admission to ...
Fouche, Nicola - - 2008
Sadoh, Wilson - - 2008
The transmission of HIV via breastmilk has led to various recommendations for HIV-infected mothers. In this study, the feeding practices of HIV-infected mothers in the first six months of their infants' lives were evaluated. In total, 103 consecutive mothers of children, aged 6-24 months, were evaluated for their feeding practices ...
Orrett, Fitzroy - - 2008
The serogroup distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Shigella isolates obtained from stool specimens of persons with acute diarrhoea in community-based studies from southern Trinidad during 1997-2006 were reviewed. Of the 5,187 stool specimens, 392 (8%) were positive for Shigella organisms. From these 392 isolates, 88.8% were recovered from children ...
Andargie, Gashaw - - 2008
Food-handlers with poor personal hygiene working in food-service establishments could be potential sources of infection due to pathogenic organisms. The study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of bacteria and intestinal parasites among 127 food-handlers working in the cafeterias of the University of Gondar and the Gondar Teachers Training College, ...
Riewpaiboon, Arthorn - - 2008
The aim of this study was to estimate the treatment cost and formulate a cost-function for bacterial diarrhoea among patients in a Thai regional hospital. This study was an incidence-based cost-of-illness analysis from a hospital perspective, employing a micro-costing approach. It covered new episodes of both outpatients and inpatients who ...
Sivaram, Sudha - - 2008
This study sought to describe the development of HIV counselling and testing services in a rural private hospital and to explore the factors associated with reasons for seeking HIV testing and sexual behaviours among adults seeking testing in the rural hospital. Data for this study were drawn from a voluntary ...
Ranjbar, Reza - - 2008
Shigella flexneri has been the most frequent cause of shigellosis in children in Iran. To evaluate the changes in frequency of serogroups, 302 Shigella species were isolated in 2003 from hospitalized children, aged less than 12 years, with acute diarrhoea in Tehran, Iran. The number of collected S. sonnei, S. ...
Khairnar, Krishna - - 2008
Saliva is an easily-accessible and a non-invasive clinical specimen alternate to blood and liver pus. An attempt was made to detect Entamoeba histolytica DNA released in the saliva of amoebic liver abscess (ALA) patients by applying 16S-like rRNA gene-based nested multiplex polymerase chain reaction (NM-PCR). The NM-PCR detected E. histolytica ...
Monyeki, K.D. - - 2008
The purpose of this observational prospective cohort study was to investigate the development and tracking of body mass index (BMI) of Ellisras rural children from preschool age into late adolescence from the Ellisras Longitudinal Growth and Health Study. Heights and weights of children were measured according to the standard procedures ...
Ndip, R.N. - - 2008
The study was aimed at determining bacterial agents of the upper respiratory tract and the susceptibility patterns of isolates to antibiotics. In total, 200 throat swabs were obtained from students attending different boarding schools within the Buea Municipality and screened to obtain the prevalence of respiratory pathogens and to understand ...
Constenla, Dagna - - 2008
The study was done to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a national rotavirus vaccination programme in Brazilian children from the healthcare system perspective. A hypothetical annual birth-cohort was followed for a five-year period. Published and national administrative data were incorporated into a model to quantify the consequences of vaccination versus no ...
Cojanu, Valentin - - 2008
This work contrasts two self-declared 'ways of thinking' or 'grammars'--the high development theory (HDT) and the world-system analysis (WSA)--in the study of large-scale, long-term economic development and provides an epistemological appraisal which rests on two tenets. The first thesis says that both theories display striking explanatory similarities in terms of ...
Kala, Karin - - 2008
Based on the findings of the previous third sector research in Estonia about the weak embedding of this sector in the society, the central question for the study concerns the causes for this. I attempt to trace these causes back to the political, historical, cultural and economic environment (embeddedness) of ...
Hyvonen, Heli - - 2008
This article, which is based on 24 in-depth interviews conducted in 2005 with Finnish immigrant women in Estonia, analyzes immigrant acculturation in relation to cross-border contacts. I compared weak and strong social ties of two groups: respondents who were living in a Finnish 'enclave' separated from Estonian society, and respondents ...
Pelkonen, Antti - - 2008
During the last two decades, Finland has experienced an extensive societal transformation in which the Nordic welfare state model has been challenged by economic turbulences and globalisation. At the same time, the building of an information society, in which there is a growing emphasis on economic competitiveness and knowledge-intensive production, ...
Vainik, Ene - - 2008
The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the way of approaching Estonian concepts of emotion may influence their emergent structure. One hundred participants assessed the semantics of 24 words in two different tests that provided access to the concepts from two different levels of representation of ...
Nurmoja, Merle - - 2008
The primary goal of this paper is to investigate whether interrogative suggestibility is related to certain personality traits in an Estonian sample of subjects (N = 61; 20 men and 41 women; mean age = 20.6 years; SD = 2.98). Results show that the means and standard deviations for different ...
Pennington, Bernard - - 2008
Academic writing can fill pre- and post-registration students with fear and dread. Students often construct written work around re-worded passages from their sources. This results in poor quality work, low marks and frustration. The aim of this article is to inform students embarking on courses in higher education about what ...
Modi, Neil - - 2008
Through the process of evolution, the position of the eyes within the head has moved from lateral to frontal. Although reducing the panoramic view afforded by the lateral positioning, this new arrangement allowed stereopsis (depth perception) (Hubel and Wiesel 1965).
Grainger, Hannah - - 2008
The use of Intraoperative Cell Salvage (ICS) is an important facet in establishing the recommendations of Better Blood Transfusion (DH 2007). Training in ICS often varies and has been identified as a challenge in the establishment of the routine use of ICS (UKCSAG 2007a). To help address this, the UK ...
Ellis, Harold - - 2008
Abraham, Jenny - - 2008
This literature review sets out to investigate the effectiveness of acupressure and acupuncture in preventing and managing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adult patients. PONV is problematic, affecting patient satisfaction, delayed discharge and even patient re-admission. Current treatment of PONV constitutes a variety of drug therapies, which are only ...
Potter, Polyxeni - - 2008
Altekruse, Sean - - 2008
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