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Abstract Untreated sleep apnoea incurs high societal and personal health costs. Although continuous positive airway pressure is a recognised, cost-effective treatment, concern exists that patients… (More)
Specifying epistemology guiding health research provides evidence of a researcher’s worldview and thus the rationale for methodological choices. A challenging quagmire of epistemological options… (More)
Smoking is the leading worldwide cause of preventable morbidity and premature death.1 In South Africa (SA), tobacco smoking ranks third out of 17 mortality risk factors and this translates to… (More)
Historical descriptions of gout date back to the fifth century BC when Hippocrates termed it the ''unwalkable disease''. Indeed, gout is typified by excruciating pain of the big toe that often leads… (More)
The urinary tract comprises the kidneys, bladder and their collecting ducts (ureters and urethra) and an infection involving any of these structures constitutes a urinary tract infection (UTI).… (More)