Wilhelm J. Steinberg

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The age-adjusted ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality rates (MRs) of white, Asian and coloured South Africans aged 35-74 years were studied for the period 1968-1985. Asians have the highest IHD MR in the RSA, followed by whites, coloureds and then blacks. Asian female have much higher rates than females in the other groups, especially in the older age(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated tuberculosis (TB) has become a major occupational hazard for healthcare workers (HCWs). HCWs are inevitably exposed to TB, due to frequent interaction with patients with undiagnosed and potentially contagious TB. Whenever there is a possibility of exposure, implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) practices(More)
The incidence of 5 of the 6 EPI target diseases, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles and tuberculosis, in South Africa is examined. Incidence is linked to vaccination coverage and an assessment of municipal vaccination coverage and programme monitoring is made. Diphtheria incidence has decreased sharply and this is probably due to vaccination. A(More)
South African age-adjusted ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality rates (MRs) in the age group 35-74 years were compared with equivalent IHD MRs of five Western countries for the period 1968-1983. South African Asians had higher IHD MRs than all the other countries studied, and South African whites had among the highest despite the declines in rates over(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are amongst the most common infections encountered globally and are usually treated empirically based on bacterial resistance to antibiotics for a given region. Unfortunately in Lesotho, no published studies are available to guide doctors in the treatment of UTIs. Treatment protocols for Western countries have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the safety and efficacy of misoprostol for second-trimester termination of pregnancy among women with one or more previous cesarean deliveries. METHODS In a retrospective study, data were reviewed from women attending a reproductive health clinic in Bloemfontein, South Africa, for second-trimester termination between 2010 and 2013.(More)
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