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BACKGROUND In South Africa the ever increasing demand for antiretroviral treatment (ART) runs the risk of leading to sub-optimal care in public sector ART clinics that are overburdened and under resourced. This study assessed the quality of ART services to identify service areas that require improvement. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out at(More)
The diagnosis of schistosomiasis in individuals from countries where the disease is not endemic is challenging, and few data are available on the accuracy of serological diagnosis in those patients. We evaluated the performance of eight serological assays, including four commercial kits, in the diagnosis of imported schistosomiasis in individuals from areas(More)
BACKGROUND South Africa has a huge burden of illness due to HIV infection. Many health care workers managing HIV infected patients, particularly those in rural areas and primary care health facilities, have minimal access to information resources and to advice and support from experienced clinicians. The Medicines Information Centre, based in the Division(More)
BACKGROUND HIV increases women's risk for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) infection and invasive cervical cancer. South Africa has a high HIV prevalence but low cervical cancer screening coverage. Self-collection of cervical specimens and hrHPV testing, including hrHPV messenger-RNA (mRNA) testing, are methods aimed at increasing screening rates.(More)
Background: Re-engineering primary health care is a cornerstone of the health sector reform initiated nationally in South Africa in 2009. Using the concept of ward based NGO-run health posts, Tshwane District, Gauteng, began implementing community oriented primary care (COPC) through ward based outreach teams (WBOT) in seven wards during 2011. Objectives:(More)
BACKGROUND This research focused on patients' views regarding healthcare services and identified factors associated with understanding of their management plan. AIM To develop a baseline for patient-clinician collaboration and the extent to which patients felt included and understood their treatment plan. SETTING Tshwane district (South Africa) public(More)
Es wurde unter Anwendung der supravitalen Färbemethode der Reifungsvorgang von Frosch- und Vogelerythrocyten untersucht. Es wurde, unter Hinweis auf ihre Morphogenese, als äußerst wahrscheinlich vorgetragen, daß am Aufbau der Vitalgranulation—neben einem möglichen plasmogenen Anteil—einkaryogenes Substrat wesentlich mitwirke.
Es wurden die erythrocytären Reifungsvorgänge im supravitalgefärbten Knochenmark von anämischen und nicht-anämischen Kindern und Erwachsenen untersucht. Dabei wurden zwei wesentlich verschiedene Entwicklungsabläufe festgestellt: im einen wird der Entkernungsvorgangvor dem endlichen Wiederverschwinden der reticulo-filamentären Substanz beendet—im anderen(More)