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    • A single treatment with repository steroid in non articular injuries in sportsmen (Afrikaans) 

      Van Heerden J.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      A single treatment with repository steroid (methylprednisolone acetate) was given to 300 sportsmen with minor non-articular soft-tissue injuries. The response to treatment was determined after 5 days. Fitness to participate ...

    • Serum cholesterol and dietary data in middle aged white males 

      Rossouw D.J.; Engelbrecht F.M.; Fourie J.J.; Van Heerden L.E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      The mean daily dietary intake of normocholesterolaemic subjects (serum cholesterol less than 250 mg/100 ml) was compared with that of hypercholesterolaemic subjects (250 mg/100 ml or higher). Apart from a higher polyunsaturated ...

    • A psychophysiological re-evaluation of Eysenck's theory concerning cigarette smoking. Part II. The autonomic nervous system 

      Roos S.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Eysenck states that neuroticism is a function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). In contrast to extraversion, no study undertaken by Eysenck could reveal any relationship between neuroticism and cigarette smoking. In ...

    • A psychophysiological re-evaluation of Eysenck's theory concerning cigarette smoking. Part I. The central nervous system 

      Roos S.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      According to Eysenck, extraverts are characterized by inhibited cortical activity accompanied by prominent alpha brain rhythms. This prevents effective cortical functioning. They have a 'stimulus hunger' in order to increase ...

    • Progressive familial heart block, two types 

      Brink A.J.; Torrington M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Two types of heart block which occur extensively in families in the Republic of South Africa are reported. A type I heart block tends to have the pattern of a right bundle-branch block and/or left anterior hemiblock occurring ...

    • Porphyrin precursors in blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid in acute porphyria 

      Percy V.A.; Shanley B.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Four patients suffering from variegata porphyria were investigated during acute attacks. Porphyrin and porphyrin precursor concentrations were determined in the urine, serum, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and stools. Levels ...

    • Pathogenesis of neural manifestations in acute porphyria 

      Shanley B.C.; Percy V.A.; Neethling A.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      At least 4 possible mechanisms may be postulated to explain the neural manifestations of acute porphyria in the hereditary hepatic porphyrias. These are: (i) excessive amounts of porphyrins or porphyrin precursors produced ...

    • A new system of refraction for use by the general practitioner 

      Molteno A.C.B.; Molteno T.E.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      [No abstract available]

    • The need to repeat lumbar puncture 

      Soskolne E.I.; Kuhn S.H.; Van der Merwe P.L.; Keet M.P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      4 Patients with bacterial meningitis are reported. On initial examination, 1 patient had a slightly abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and in the other 3 patients, the CSF was completely normal. An obviously purulent CSF ...

    • Lymphomas of large cells 

      Staples W.G.; Getaz E.P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Historical aspects of the classification of large-cell lymphomas are described. Immunological characterization of the lymphomas is possible by identification of T and B lymphocytes according to their cell membrane surface ...

    • Leukaemogenesis in Down's syndrome 

      Gericke G.S.; Hesseling P.B.; Brink S.; Becker W.B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Due to the fixed karotype and documented malignancy risk in patients with Down's syndrome, recently described aetiological factors can be assigned to their proper places in a conceptual framework for leukaemogenesis in ...

    • Leucocyte ultrastructure and folate metabolism in Down's syndrome 

      Gericke G.S.; Hesseling P.B.; Brink S.; Tiedt F.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Electron microscopic and hematologic investigation of peripheral blood showed a higher percentage of leukemia like nuclear ultrastructural abnormalities in the leucocytes of 30 individuals with Down's syndrome (mean 6,3%) ...

    • Isovaleric acidaemia in 2 South African children 

      Malan C.; Neethling A.C.; Shanley B.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Two siblings who were repeatedly admitted to hospital with acute episodes of vomiting, dehydration and coma were found to be suffering from isovaleric acidaemia. This condition is a rare inherited abnormality of leucine ...

    • Intra-uterine temperature measurements during fetal tachycardia 

      Cronje H.S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Intra-uterine and oral temperatures were recorded in 23 patients with fetal tachycardia during labor, as well as in 22 patients without fetal tachycardia. In the tachycardia group, the mean intra-uterine temperature was ...

    • Future geriatric needs in South Africa; hospital and teaching aspects 

      Wicht C.L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Noteworthy factors in geriatric care, derived from experience in a geriatric clinic, are that symptoms are often wrongly attributed to the ageing process; the aged are often overtreated and subjected to unnecessary diagnostic ...

    • Endotracheal intubation and head posture in infants 

      Bosman Y.K.; Foster P.A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      The movement of an endotracheal tube relative to the carina has been studied with the head in different positions. The dangers of malposition and displacement are stressed. Some precautions necessary to avoid these hazards ...

    • The effect of protein energy malnutrition on plasma renin and oedema in the pig 

      Van Der Westhuysen J.M.; Kanengoni E.; Mbizvo M.; Jones J.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      Five litter mate male pigs, aged 7 days and fed a standard Pig Industry Board diet containing 190 g/kg dry mass of digestible protein, were compared with 10 male pigs from two litters fed a protein deficient diet (50 g/kg) ...

    • Effect of iron and hexachlorobenzene on liver haem biosynthesis 

      Louw M.; Neethling A.C.; Shanley B.C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      [No abstract available]

    • The effect of fequency tolerance on audiometer accuracy 

      Guelke R.W.; Floyd J.D.; Van Zyl F.J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      [No abstract available]

    • Disseminated tuberculosis, bone marrow necrosis and lymphoma. A case report 

      Staples W.G.; Getaz E.P.; Botha D. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      [No abstract available]