Saloshni Naidoo

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SETTING Primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. OBJECTIVE To assess and describe current practices in infection control at local government primary health clinics. DESIGN A descriptive study using a standardised tool to assess adherence to recommended infection control policies in 51 primary health clinics in 2009-2010. Administrative(More)
evaluation of glyphosate between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Christopher J Portier, Bruce K Armstrong, Bruce C Baguley, Xaver Baur, Igor Belyaev, Robert Bellé, Fiorella Belpoggi, Annibale Biggeri, Maarten C Bosland, Paolo Bruzzi, Lygia Therese Budnik, Merete D Bugge, Kathleen Burns,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study compares adhesive tape, non-adhesive tape and a commercial endotracheal tube holder in terms of the force required to extubate endotracheal tubes from a cadaver. METHODS A newly deceased, unembalmed cadaver was orotracheally intubated. Senior paramedic students secured the endotracheal tube using adhesive tape applied using the(More)
SETTING Eight public sector hospitals in Ethekwini municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence of TB, clinical presentation and treatment outcomes among health care workers (HCWs) in public sector hospitals in Ethekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal. METHODS A descriptive study using a retrospective record review for the(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal pain is associated with demographic, occupational and physical factors. METHODS Our study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with musculoskeletal pain in 911 women working in small-scale agriculture in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2006 using a questionnaire survey. RESULTS In total, 67% (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Bullying behavior in schools can lead to psychosocial problems. School-based interventions are important in raising student awareness, developing their skills and in planning to reduce bullying behavior. METHODS A randomized controlled trial, using a school-based educational intervention to reduce verbal bullying, was conducted among grade 10(More)
The HIV prevalence among young South African adults makes it important to understand their HIV knowledge, sexual behaviour and HIV counselling and testing (HCT) behaviour in this group. This paper presents the demographics, knowledge, sexual behaviour and cues to action as reported by sexually active students' who had HCT. A cross-sectional study conducted(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study describes latex sensitisation and allergy prevalence and associated factors among healthcare workers using hypoallergenic latex gloves at King Edward VIII Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A tertiary hospital in eThekwini municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Malaria-endemic agricultural communities are at risk for this disease because of crop and agricultural activities. A cross-sectional survey among women in small-scale agriculture on irrigated and dryland areas in Makhatini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa explored associations with self-reported history of malaria, including demographics, crop production,(More)
OBJECTIVES Unregulated use of pesticides continues in developing countries in the presence of illiteracy and limited safety training and practices. This paper describes training and safety practices when mixing and spraying pesticides, and acetylcholinesterase levels among women farmers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)