One hundred and ninety-five female patients of childbearing age were assessed for postoperative vomiting in a double-blind trial using domperidone, metoclopramide and placebo.
An outline is given of the incidence and aetiology of childhood convulsions.
The diagnostic problems in 1 775 patients with chest pain admitted to the Casualty Department of the H.F. Verwoerd Hospital during 1978 are discussed.
The methods, objectives and results of a training programme for specialist nurses are outlined.
Thyroid function was studied in 170 patients, using technetium- 99m (99mTc) and oral radio-iodine (131I); 110 patients had normal thyroid function, and 60 had hyperthyroidism.
A controlled trial of a rapid method for microscopic examination of the urine for organisms is reported.
An outline of the anatomy, physiology, indications, contraindications, complications and technique of lumbar epidural anaesthesia is presented.
The medical profession has always been prominent in the cultural life of the community.
A case of bilateral pleural effusion in association with generalized primary lymphoedema and erysipelas, but without yellow dystrophic nails, is reported and the probable pathogenesis of the condition discussed.