Table of contents (Vol 9, No 12)
EDITORIAL

Healthcare challenges in relation to environment, healthcare providing and policy making
 

Heathcare guarantee depends on medical advance, policy adjustment, careprovider expertise, and environmental protection, papers in this issue address these issues.

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By Wei Wang, Hongying Fan

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RESEARCH

The present-day scope of practice and services of the traditional healer in South Africa
 

This study evaluates, describes and illustrates the scope of the practice of the present-day traditional healer. As a guide for this evaluation and description Act No 22 (2007) and its various definitions were used.

By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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The present and future roles of Traditional Health Practitioners within the formal healthcare sector of South Africa, as guided by the Traditional Health Practitioners Act No 22 (2007)
 

The study determines what  present and future roles the traditional healer can take on as a member of the South African regulated health fraternity.

By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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Are there 200,000 and more traditional healers practicing in South Africa?
 

This study determines if there are 200,000 traditional healers practicing with bona fide status in South Africa.

By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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So much aDo the majority of South Africans regularly consult traditional healers?s 80% of South Africans regularly consult traditional healers: a true story?
 

This study determines the the usage by the public of the traditional healer's service.

By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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The insufficient formulation and vagueness of the definition ‘Traditional Health Practitioner’ as included in the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22, 2007) of South Africa
 

The study determines if the definition traditional health practitioner represents a single practitioner's identity and entity to reflect a comprehensive skilled and competent professional in traditional healing.

By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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Clinical profile and outcome of critically ill pregnant females with H1N1 influenza
 

This study offers the clinical profile and outcome of critically ill pregnant females admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) with real-time recombinant polymerase chain reaction.

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By Minal Shastri, Tikal Mukesh Kansara, Kalpita Shringarpure

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Prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in Saudi Diabetics in Majmaah City
 

This study determines the prevalence and risk factors of DR in patients with type II DM in Al Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia.

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By Khalid M Alabdulwahhab

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CASE STUDY

Severe leptospirosis and secondary hemophagocytic syndrome: A rare case from Indian subcontinent
 

This case study highlights that though rare, HPS should be kept in mind during the treatment of leptospirosis with progressive multi organ dysfunction despite proper antimicrobial therapy.

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By Bhupen Barman, Kryshanlang G Lynrah, Iadarilang Tiewsoh, Ankit Jitani, Tony Ete

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor
 

Bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy in an elderly femal.

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By Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Biswajit Dey, Jenna Blah Bhattacharya, Shyama Jain

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