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  1. Optimising Nursery Operation Schedules with Multiperiod Linear Programming

    Optimising Nursery Operation Schedules with Multiperiod Linear Programming

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    A dynamic multiperiod linear programming model which addresses nursery scheduling is presented. Due to its dynamic nature, it provides a means to manage risks and uncertainties such as disease, rootstrike, germination and fluctuating demands. By optimising the whole production process,...
  2. Knowing but not knowing: providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS in rural Zimbabwe

    Knowing but not knowing: providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS in rural Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Individual interviews with 25 nurses and midwives revealed their experiences with providing maternity care in rural Zimbabwe. These first-hand accounts especially illuminate the complexities of providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS. The caregivers described feeling troubled by knowing...
  3. Intrapartum practices to limit vertical transmission of HIV

    Intrapartum practices to limit vertical transmission of HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The need to improve health services to HIV-positive women requires a specific focus on limiting mother-to-child transmission. Vertical transmission most often takes place during the intrapartum period; hence, it is essential to alert midwives to what constitutes safe or risky...
  4. Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates the experiences of doctors who perform elective surgical procedures in an area of South Africa with a high incidence of HIV and AIDS. A qualitative study approach was adopted. Interviews were individually conducted with 15 doctors. The...
  5. Clinical waste management in the context of the Kanye community home-based care programme, Botswana

    Clinical waste management in the context of the Kanye community home-based care programme, Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study examines clinical waste disposal and handling in the context of a community home-based care (CHBC) programme in Kanye, southern Botswana. This qualitative study involved 10 focus group discussions with a total of 82 HIV/AIDS primary caregivers in Kanye,...
  6. The benefits and risks of vasoactive agents

    The benefits and risks of vasoactive agents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Current shock resuscitation strategies require titration of fluid in combination with inotropes and vasopressors to counteract the actual pattern of circulatory abnormality in the patient, and to restore the circulation to a level that is adequate to prevent organ ischaemia...
  7. Intraoperative point-of-care testing

    Intraoperative point-of-care testing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Point-of-care devices offer an increasing number of analytical tests more quickly than laboratory analysis, but clinicians must be aware of the limitations of these devices, especially for critical threshold-level decisions. Glucometers are susceptible to a wide range of errors, and...
  8. Community perception of traditional circumcision in a sub-region of the Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Community perception of traditional circumcision in a sub-region of the Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    The ritual of traditional male circumcisions (initiation) of young adults goes back generations among Xhosa people of South Africa. Xhosa tribe is committed to preserving the old cultural traditions. Recently, this ritual has been tarnished by serious complications that have...
  9. Smokeless tobacco: is it really safe?

    Smokeless tobacco: is it really safe?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Antismoking campaigns and government legislation have resulted in a decline in smoking. However, the use of smokeless tobacco (SLT) is on the increase. Smokeless tobacco is non-smoked tobacco used either intranasally or intraorally. The increase in its use is possibly...
  10. <em>Acacia</em> plantations in Vietnam: research and knowledge application to secure a sustainable future

    <em>Acacia</em> plantations in Vietnam: research and knowledge application to secure a sustainable future

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Vietnam has established 1.1 million ha of acacia plantations for wood production, managed on 5- to 10-year rotation cycles. Nearly 50% of the resource is managed by small growers holding 1–5 ha woodlots. Acacia plantations have emerged as an important...