Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains an uncommon disorder in the South African Black population.
A sodium citrate preparation (Citro-Soda; Abbott) given in single doses of 4 or 12 g, satisfactorily increased the pH level of urine without affecting the systemic acid-base balance.
A diagnostic dip-stick for measuring pseudocholinesterase activity has been assessed by 4 participants and compared with a standard spectrophotometric method.
The Psychogeriatric Assessment Unit is a new development for the care of the psychiatrically ill geriatric patient.
In a survey of the health needs of White and Coloured geriatric patients discharged from hospital it was found that community services were not effectively utilized to meet existing needs.
Three years' experience as members of a group composed predominantly of general practitioners, and constituted to discuss psychological problems encountered in general practice, is reported.
A case of sudden quadriparesis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis is descriptionbed.