Expanding Access to ART in South Africa: The Role of Nurse-Initiated Treatment (Issues IN Medicine) (Antiretroviral Therapy )

Expanding Access to ART in South Africa: The Role of Nurse-Initiated Treatment (Issues IN Medicine) (Antiretroviral Therapy )

The South African government’s recent policy decision to expand access to HIV care rapidly and ‘ensure that all the health institutions in the country are ready to receive and assist patients and not just a few accredited ARV centres’ (1) represents a dramatic and welcome about-turn on years of hesitation and confusion in the country’s […]

A Pivotal Role for Pneumolysin in the Immunopathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease (Original Articles)

A Pivotal Role for Pneumolysin in the Immunopathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease (Original Articles)

The pneumococcus remains an extremely important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the microorganism has a number of significant virulence mechanisms, many recent studies have focused on pneumolysin, which is recognised to be one of the most important virulence factors of the organism. The purpose of this manuscript is to review recent developments with […]

The Role of Ginkgo Biloba Extract in the Integrative Management of Dementia (Report)

The Role of Ginkgo Biloba Extract in the Integrative Management of Dementia (Report)

Introduction Not unlike other degenerative disorders, the incidence of dementia increases with age; one in 15 persons aged over 65 years of age will have moderate to severe dementia which increases further to one in nine for those 80 to 84 years old and one in four in those aged over 85 years (Henderson 1998). […]

Bringing Evidence to Practice: A Team Approach to Teaching Skills Required for an Informationist Role in Evidence-Based Clinical and Public Health Practice * ([Dagger]) (Report)

Bringing Evidence to Practice: A Team Approach to Teaching Skills Required for an Informationist Role in Evidence-Based Clinical and Public Health Practice * ([Dagger]) (Report)

Objective: The objectives were (1) to develop an academic, graduate-level course designed for information professionals seeking to bring evidence to clinical medicine and public health practice and to address, in the course approach, the “real-world” time constraints of these domains and (2) to further specify and realize identified elements of the “informationist” concept. Setting: The […]

GB Virus C / Hepatitis G Virus--Its Role in Human Disease Redefined?(Commentary)

GB Virus C / Hepatitis G Virus–Its Role in Human Disease Redefined?(Commentary)

As a result of the quest for yet unidentified viruses that cause human hepatitis, two novel flaviviruses were identified in the 1990s by two independent groups of researchers. GB virus C (GBV-C) was first identified in the sera from a West African population during an attempt to retrospectively track down the causative agent of an […]