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Ewingella americana was recovered from a wound on the left leg of a 46-year-old male after a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula. Compared with the reported characteristics of 44 American strains, this strain was shown to belong to biogroup 1. The isolation of this bacterium in South Africa confirms its wide geographical distribution in clinical(More)
Objective:To investigate whether ventilatory factors limit exercise in overweight and obese children during a 6-min step test and to compare ventilatory responses during this test with those of healthy weight children.Design:Cross-sectional, prospective comparative study.Subjects:Twenty-six overweight/obese subjects and 25 healthy weight subjects with no(More)
The Salmonella Reference Centre in Johannesburg received 14059 strains of human origin between 1979 and 1984. A significant proportion (6.3%) proved to belong to subspecies II. The majority were cultured from faecal material, usually associated with symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract. They comprised 884 isolates, represented by 203 serotypes, of(More)
Background Adequate sagittal plane motion of the first metatarsalphalangeal joint (1 MTPJ) is important during normal gait and goniometric measurement is commonly used as a diagnostic and outcome assessment tool for 1 MTPJ pathology. We aimed to determine the intra and interrater reliability of a universal plastic goniometer and a smartphone application(More)
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