Echocardiographic Findings in Professional Hockey Players (Clinical Report)

Echocardiographic Findings in Professional Hockey Players (Clinical Report)

The myocardial adaptations of the athlete’s heart have been well described (1). The vigorous, repetitive training regimens that athletes routinely endure lead to a number of characteristic changes, including enhanced diastolic function, larger left ventricular dimensions and mass, and right ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction (2). Despite a number of studies that have focused on […]

Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Background & objectives: Protein energy malnutrition (PEM), an important cause of secondary immune deficiency, is associated with several abnormalities in the immune system including cytokine production. In the present study cytokine levels (both pro- and anti-inflammatory) were evaluated in protein energy malnourished children following nutritional rehabilitation with curd (Indian dahi) and leaf protein concentrate (LPC). […]

A Survey of Hypertensive Practices at Two Community Health Centres in Cape Town (Clinical Report)

A Survey of Hypertensive Practices at Two Community Health Centres in Cape Town (Clinical Report)

Background. Control of hypertension remains an elusive goal, but doctors’ non-compliance with guidelines, patient attitudes and adherence to treatment, and poor delivery of care at clinics are important contributing factors. Objectives. To determine the overall quality of hypertensive care, and compliance with current hypertension guidelines at community health centres (CHCs) in the Western Cape.

Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

A sports injury, a car accident, a problem pregnancy … no one knows when–or how–disability will strike. That unpredictability is why the best disability income (DI) insurance policy is the one that generates the most benefits in the greatest number of disability scenarios. But how do you know which DI policy is the best for […]