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Coping facilitated troponin T increases and hypo-responsivity in the copeptin-HPA-axis during acute mental stress in a black cohort: the SABPA study
Background Defensive coping (DefS) was associated with a vulnerable cardiovascular profile in blacks. The copeptin/vasopressin system is a manifestation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis activity and may act as an ...
Compatibility between four anti-TB drugs and tablet excipients determined by microcalorimetry
Previous isothermal microcalorimetry studies at 40 °C, with and without humidity (RH 75%), had shown no incompatibility between rifampicin (RIF), isoniazid (INH), pyrazinamide (PZA) and ethambutol HCl (EMB). The purpose ...
Time-to-onset of treatment for hypertension and hyperlipidaemia in South African diabetes mellitus patients: a survival analysis using medicine claims data
What is known and objective Hypertension and hyperlipidaemia have high prevalence among diabetics and increase patients’ risk of cardiovascular diseases, ultimately affecting prognosis negatively. Medicine claims data ...
Patient-family communication mediates the relation between family hardiness and caregiver positivity: exploring the moderating role of caregiver depression and anxiety
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Purpose: Despite the theoretical and empirical significance of positive aspects of caregiving in caregiver well-being, relatively little is known regarding family-related predictors of caregiver positivity. This study ...
Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for home-basednutritional rehabilitation of severe acute malnutrition inchildren from six months to five years of age
Background Management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children comprises two potential phases: stabilisation and rehabilitation. During the initial stabilisation phase, children receive treatment for dehydration, ...
Development and validation of a HPLC electrochemical detection method to measure COMT activity as a tool in drug development
The determination of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity is considered valuable for various pharmaceutical and biomedical research projects. A specific high performance liquid chromatography-coulometric electrochemical ...
Local variations in exclusive breastfeeding rates in Africa
Large-scale analysis of 49 countries in Africa shows improvements in the prevalence of babies under 6 months of age being fed only breast milk, but there are large disparities in progress across and within countries
Receptor-mediated potencies of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban sediments: comparisons of toxic equivalency risk assessment
The Klip River, flowing through South Africa’s most populated urban area—Soweto and Lenasia—is subject to various pollution and anthropogenic influences, including great concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ...
Cultural specific attitudes of Batswana people towards adoption
(Stellenbosch Univ, 2019)
The aim of this study was to describe the cultural attitude of Batswana people towards adoption. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design and is descriptive in nature. It followed a quantitative approach and ...
Happy life expectancy and correlates of happiness among older adults in South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Objectives: This paper examines factors associated with happiness and to estimate happy life expectancy for older people in South Africa. Methods: The study uses data from the first wave of the Study on Ageing and Adult ...