Circulating Tumor Cells in Melanoma: A Review of the Literature and Description of a Novel Technique.

Circulating Tumor Cells in Melanoma: A Review of the Literature and Description of a Novel Technique.

Melanoma is a prevalent and deadly disease with limited therapeutic options. Current prognostic factors are unable to adequately guide treatment. Circulating tumor cells are a disease-specific factor that can be used as a prognostic variable to guide therapy. Most research to date has focused on identification of circulating tumor cells using various methods, including polymerase […]

Cervical Spine Injury Outcome--a Review of 101 Cases Treated in a Tertiary Referral Unit (Clinical Report)

Cervical Spine Injury Outcome–a Review of 101 Cases Treated in a Tertiary Referral Unit (Clinical Report)

Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation phases. Given the resource-limited setting in South Africa, questions are often raised regarding whether the outcome of this […]

Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) & Screening Strategies for Cervical Cancer (Review Article) (Report)

Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) & Screening Strategies for Cervical Cancer (Review Article) (Report)

The incidence of cervical cancer is declining slowly necessitating concerted and organized control measures. Control through primary prevention has become a distinct reality though a prophylactic vaccine, which may take quite some time for its widespread use. Thus control of cervical cancer through secondary preventive measures is the only viable solution now. While high quality […]

Epidemiological Transition of Hepatitis A in India: Issues for Vaccination in Developing Countries (Review Article) (Report)

Epidemiological Transition of Hepatitis A in India: Issues for Vaccination in Developing Countries (Review Article) (Report)

With improvement in economic and living conditions of the communities, the age of acquiring hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is shifting from early childhood to adolescence and young adulthood. Such epidemiological shift leads to an increased incidence of symptomatic HAV infection, including heightened risk of liver failure. Data from India indicate that the population is […]

Experts Review Motsoaledi's First 3 Months (Izindaba)

Experts Review Motsoaledi’s First 3 Months (Izindaba)

He’s riding a wave of professional goodwill, positive feedback and public desire to see him tame the monster of a public health system he’s inherited, but have Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s first 120 days as Health Minister justified the hope he’s carrying? The answer, with some strong caveats around the incoming National Health Insurance (NHI) system, […]

Characteristics and Content of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review (EC) (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

Characteristics and Content of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review (EC) (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Online tutorials can be a useful facet of a library’s instructional strategies. According to the Instructional Technologies Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), web tutorials should include interactive exercises such as simulations or quizzes [1]. These activities encourage active learning and allow students to respond to what is taught, while […]