Living Pain Free

Living Pain Free

An essential self-help guide to treatment of chronic pain based on myofascial release   This indispensible self-help guide is for anyone suffering from chronic pain and struggling to understand why standard medical approaches have failed them. Taking a mind-body approach, the book clearly and simply explains how chronic pain develops, and why an understanding of […]

Mite and Cockroach Sensitisation in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in the Free State (Original Articles)

Mite and Cockroach Sensitisation in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in the Free State (Original Articles)

Allergen sensitivities of patients with allergic rhinitis in the Free State have been described, (1,2) with sensitisation patterns being similar in asthmatic patients. (3) These studies showed a high prevalence of grass pollen sensitisation and a lower level of house-dust mite sensitisation than in the coastal areas, where between 65% and 95% of atopic patients […]

Diabetes Free for Life

Diabetes Free for Life

Diabetes Free For Life: A Simple Guide For Living a Healthy Lifestyle. Whether the cause for your Diabetes is known or unknown there are steps you can take to prevent the disease or manage it and live a normal life. DIABETES FREE FOR LIFE dispels the myths and misconceptions that run rife about Diabetes and […]

An Exploratory Analysis of Pubmed's Free Full-Text Limit on Citation Retrieval for Clinical Questions (Report)

An Exploratory Analysis of Pubmed’s Free Full-Text Limit on Citation Retrieval for Clinical Questions (Report)

INTRODUCTION Clinicians in the health professions encounter patient care questions daily for which they need to find answers [1, 2]. Since the mid 1990s, there has been a strong push across health care disciplines to utilize evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) [3]. Practitioners of EBCP pose a clinical question, search for and appraise the evidence, and […]

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]

Diagnostic Performance of Quantitative [Kappa] and [Lambda] Free Light Chain Assays in Clinical Practice (Hematology) (Clinical Report)

Diagnostic Performance of Quantitative [Kappa] and [Lambda] Free Light Chain Assays in Clinical Practice (Hematology) (Clinical Report)

A quantitative nephelometric assay for free light chains (FLCs) [1] has recently been introduced as a commercial test. The assay measures [kappa] and [lambda] light chains that circulate as light chain monomers or dimers and are not bound to immunoglobulin heavy chain. Quantification of the is and FLCs and calculation of the FLC [kappa]/[lambda] ratio […]

Free Provision of PEP and Medical Advice for Sexual Offence Victims: What should Doctors Do? (Medicine and the Law) (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Free Provision of PEP and Medical Advice for Sexual Offence Victims: What should Doctors Do? (Medicine and the Law) (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (1) (the Act) provides for the provision of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and free medical advice at designated public health establishments for sexual offence victims who have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection. (2) ‘Sexual offence’ in this context means ‘a sexual offence in […]