Atherosclerosis, (Vascular Thickening) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

Atherosclerosis, (Vascular Thickening) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

Atherosclerosis is a degenerative disease due to the thickening of arterial wall.Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries.Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart and other parts of the body.Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances found in the blood.Over time plaque […]

The Children's Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act (1) and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (2) (Sexual Offences Act) impose duties on medical practitioners and others to report child abuse and sexual offences against children and mentally disabled persons that go beyond those in the Child Care Act (3) and the Prevention of Family […]

Pkdl--a Drug Related Phenomenon? (Commentary) (Post-Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis ) (Clinical Report)

Pkdl–a Drug Related Phenomenon? (Commentary) (Post-Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis ) (Clinical Report)

Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a cutaneous manifestation of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), characterized by skin lesions, nodules or papules, frequently on the face. It often appears 2-7 years after the apparently successful treatment of VL by antimonial drugs. It has long been considered a curious phenomenon, difficult to treat and difficult to explain. Recent studies […]

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Related Activities of Certain Botanicals Frequently Used in Ayurveda and Other Indigenous Systems of Medication (Global Dispensary)

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Related Activities of Certain Botanicals Frequently Used in Ayurveda and Other Indigenous Systems of Medication (Global Dispensary)

Abstract: Crude extracts (in 50% v/v, ethanol) of Wax negundo L. (Verbenaceae), Argemone maxicana L. (Papaveraceae), Cuminum cyminum L. (Apiaceae), Moringa oleifera Lamk (Moringaceae), Solanum virginianum L. (Solanaceae), Datura metal L. (Solanaceae) and Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) were screened for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory related activities. The antioxidant potentials were determined by performing reducing ability assay, […]

Total Perinatally Related Losses at Tygerberg Hospital--a Comparison Between 1986, 1993 and 2006 (Original Articles) (Report)

Total Perinatally Related Losses at Tygerberg Hospital–a Comparison Between 1986, 1993 and 2006 (Original Articles) (Report)

We aimed to identify the leading causes of perinatal deaths in the Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) drainage area in order to target care more effectively. The outcome of the audit was compared with two previous, similar studies, which1,2 highlighted trends over nearly 20 years regarding primary and final causes of deaths as well as perinatal mortality […]

Defending Claims Related to Prescribing Drugs Or Using Medical Devices (Medicolegal Issues)

Defending Claims Related to Prescribing Drugs Or Using Medical Devices (Medicolegal Issues)

Review of health care liability claims since the early 1990s shows that without interruption there has been some form of mass tort litigation involving medical devices or products. The 1990s began with the breast implant litigation that is finally now in its last death throes. The breast implant litigation was succeeded by the pedicle screw […]