• Self-induced vomiting : risk for oesophageal cancer? 

      Matsha, T.; Stepien, A.; Blanco-Blanco, E.; Brink, L. T.; Lombard, C. J.; Van Rensburg, S.; Erasmus, R. T. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-03)
      Background. Chronic inflammation of the oesophagus is considered a precursor condition for the development of oesophageal cancer. Identification of the causes of chronic oesophageal irritation is therefore relevant in ...
    • Sex-dependent differences in phenobarbitone-induced oestradiol-2-hydroxylase activity in rat liver 

      Theron, C. N.; Neethling, A. C.; Taljaard, J. J. F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1981)
      Oestradiol-2-hydroxylase (E2-OH) activity was measured in liver and brain microsomes of 6-8-week-old Wistar rats. Phenobarbitone (75 mg/kg daily for 3 days) significantly increased enzyme activity in the liver of males and ...
    • Troponins and acute coronary syndrome 

      Rensburg, Megan; Path, F. C. (Health and Medical Publications Group (HMPG), 2012--07)
      Cardiac muscle injury is defined as the disruption of normal cardiac myocyte membrane integrity resulting in the loss of intracellular constituents such as troponin, creatine kinase, and myoglobin into the extracellular ...
    • Urinary porphyrins and porphyrin precursors in normal pregnancy. Relationship to urinary total oestrogen excretion 

      De Klerk, M.; Weideman, A.; Malan, C.; Shanley, B. C. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975)
      The relationship between urinary excretion of porphyrins, porphyrin precursors and total oestrogens in normal pregnancy was investigated. Significant increases in total oestrogen, delta aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) and ...
    • Value of acetylated haemoglobin assay in fetal assessment 

      Macfarlane, C. M.; Tsakalakos, N.; Taljaard, J. J. F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-5)
      Acetylation of fetal haemoglobin, probably a posttranslational, intracellular, enzyme-mediated reaction, depends upon an adequate supply of glucose and oxygen to the fetus and the nature of the diabetes (if present) in the ...
    • Vitamin D in clinical practice 

      Zemlin, A. E.; Meyer, C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012-02)
      Vitamin D was first described in the 20th century when a cause for the high prevalence of rickets was sought. With the fortification of certain foods with vitamin D, the prevalence of rickets decreased and little attention ...
    • The β-adrenoceptor and endocrine abnormalities in juvenile depression 

      Carstens, M. E.; Taljaard, J. J. F.; Van Zyl, A. M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1990)
      Neuro-endocrine disturbances were determined in juvenile depressives and possible correlations with biochemical abnormalities investigated. It was established that, as in adult depressives, the young also showed a high ...