Table of contents (Vol 10, No 2)
EDITORIAL

Progresses in several areas make the professional development of health sciences possible
 

Clinical practices, laboratory and field trials are connected with the science breakthrough, which put forward the professional development of health sciences.

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By Wei Wang, Jiawei Wang

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RESEARCH

Does the traditional healer have a modern medical identity in South Africa?
 

The study determines if the traditional healer has a medical distinctiveness in the South African medical and social community. 

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By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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Estimated annual incomes of South African traditional healers as generated by their practices and sales of their pre-modern traditional health products for 2015/2016
 

The study determines by estimation for the period 2015/2016 the possible income generated by the South African traditional healing fraternity as well as the income of the traditional healers through the manufacturing, prescription and the selling of their pre-modern health products.

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By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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Will the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22, 2007) challenge the holy grails of South African medical doctors?
 

This study describes the present medical fraternity's guardianship of the healthcare management and training models, as well as its power-base of empowerment in the South African healthcare.

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By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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The future registration of the White traditional healer in terms of the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22, 2007) in South Africa
 

This study offers a view on how the White traditional healer can be accommodated in terms of Act No 22 (2007).

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By Andre Duvenhage, Gabriel Louw

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Lifestyle of health sciences students at Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
 

This study is the first of its kind from Majmaah University that has reported the lifestyle (eating habits and physical activity) of health sciences students.

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By Fahad Alfhaid, Mansour Alzahrani, Mohammed Almansour, Talal Alghamdi, Tahir Ansari, Waqas Sami, Mohammed Salem Alotaibi, Abdullah Khalaf Almutairi, Ibrahim Bader Alhuziaymi, Fahad Saleh Alhugail

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Healthcare Disparities in the Perioperative Setting: An Analysis of the National Anaesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry
 

This study aims to investigate healthcare disparities in perioperative setting and hopefully encourage discussion amongst healthcare providers.

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By Jing Song, Iyabo Muse, Adrian Liau, Richard Dutton, Vilma Joseph

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Consumption of herbal products: a study of urban community survey
 

This study discusses about an unhealthy trend in self-prescription of herbal products without healthcare professionals’ recommendation is occurring widely in Malaysia.

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By Nurul’Afifah Sulaiman, Ali Ahmed, Chong Lip Tan, Abubakar Ibrahim Jatau, Pei Lin Lua, Suhaidah Mohd Jofrry, Amir Heberd Abdullah, Tin Wui Wong

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Multicultural environment in higher education: The knowledge and perceptions of medical teachers of UNIKL RCMP, Malaysia
 

This study showed that teachers need more training and experiences of the multicultural education program and to facilitate the development of cultural competence of students with cultural diversity, which should be taken into consideration in the faculty development activities.

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By ATM Emdadul Haque, Mainul Haque, Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali

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Comparison of attitudes and beliefs regarding the causes of low back pain between UK students and International students
 

This study highlights that huge differences exist between the attitude and beliefs of the UK and international students about the causes and treatment of Low Back Pain.

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By Yousef Shanib, Mohammed Elmajee, Hussam Rasaln

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BRIEF REPORT

Population pharmacokinetics of amikacin in neonatal intensive care unit patients
 

This study describes population pharmacokinetics parameters of amikacin in newborns from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with suspected or documented sepsis.

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By Paulo Caceres Guido, Monica Travaglianti, Graciela Castro, Nieves Licciardone, Oscar Ferreyra, Guillermo Bramuglia, Facundo Garcia Bournissen, Paula Schaiquevich

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CASE STUDY

Impact of case-based radiology education on first-year medical students knowledge, perceptions, and interests in the field of radiology
 

This case study highlights that medical education may be enhanced by integrating case-based curricula early in medical students’ careers.

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By Aaron Rohr, Jacquiline Hill, Suzanne Hunt, Lucas Meek, Ryan Ash, Shelby Fishback, Kirk Miller

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