Background: SARS-CoV2 causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is responsible for an unprecedented worldwide pandemic severely affecting all activities of societies including blood banking.
APR 1, 2021 | CLINICAL: 2 POINTS
This case study focuses on the school as a setting for community-based prevention of factors that place learners at risk, such as poverty, violence, substance abuse, learning difficulties and HIV/AIDS.
APR 1, 2021 | CLINICAL: 3 POINTS
Anemia affects one-fourth of the world’s population, and iron deficiency is the predominant cause. Anemia is associated
with chronic fatigue, impaired cognitive function, and diminished well-being.
MAR 25, 2021 | CLINICAL: 1 POINTS
Cytogenetics plays an important role in understanding chromosomal and genetic disorders. Understanding the basic cytogenetic abnormalities can give us an insight in its use in the diagnosis of haematological diseases.
MAR 17, 2021 | CLINICAL: 1 POINTS
About 1 to 5% of healthy adults have upper respiratory tract colonization. Nasopharyngeal colonization with M. catarrhalis is common throughout infancy, may be increased during winter months, and is a risk factor for...
MAR 15, 2021 | CLINICAL: 1 POINTS
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the most common and severe form of hypercholesterolemia, is an autosomal codominant disease characterized by an increased plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and premature atherosclerosis.
MAR 4, 2021 | CLINICAL: 2 POINTS
Plant-based diets have been widely promoted for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction. This review discusses the various definitions of plant-based diets...
MAR 1, 2021 | CLINICAL: 3 POINTS
Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body’s automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, exam, or first date.
FEB 19, 2021 | CLINICAL: 3 POINTS
The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is a self-report scale used to assess general anxiety symptoms.
NOV 10, 2020 | CLINICAL: 1 POINTS
Diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA is caused by an absence or inadequate amount of insulin. This is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.
NOV 10, 2020 | CLINICAL: 2 POINTS
According to the world health organization (WHO) mental health can be defined as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life...
NOV 2, 2020 | CLINICAL: 2 POINTS
Neurocysticercosis is a systematic illness caused by the dissemination of the larval form of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Encystment of larvae can occur in almost any tissue.
OCT 21, 2020 | CLINICAL: 2 POINTS
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks that can be involved in healthcare work. In this paper, we explore the issue of staff safety in clinical work using the example of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19 crisis.
JUL 1, 2021 | ETHICS: 3 POINTS
Refusal to a medically justified treatment based on cultural beliefs is one of those challenging situations that raise several ethical, moral and legal issues in the health care settings, especially in pediatric settings.
JUL 1, 2021 | ETHICS: 3 POINTS
South Africa currently has a pluralistic health care system with separate public and private sectors. It is, however, moving towards a socialized model with the introduction of National Health Insurance.
MAR 31, 2021 | ETHICS: 3 POINTS
Transplantation ethics is a philosophy that incorporates systematizing, defending, and advocating concepts of right and wrong conduct related to organ donation.
MAY 17, 2020 | ETHICS: 3 POINTS
Ethical behaviour is core to the practice of sleep medicine. Sleep medicine raises questions in three often distinguished subcategories of ethics - normative ethics (how should we behave?)...
MAR 5, 2021 | ETHICS: 3 POINTS