Koto Z

Department of General Surgery, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa


  • Research Article   
    An Explorative Study to Investigate the Abdominal Pain Experienced by Nyaope Users
    Author(s): Mokwena KE*, Kgopane TT and Koto Z

    Background: Nyaope, a South African Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS), is commonly used in Black townships. It is highly addictive with high relapse rates. A common complaint among users is abdominal pain, which occurs when the users have not used the drug for some time. Because the pain is relieved by using nyaope, users continue to use the drug even when they want to quit. Despite this, there have been no studies to explain the occurrence of this pain. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the pathological reasons for the abdominal pain experienced by nyaope users. Methodology: The study design was clinical, descriptive and exploratory, and data collection occurred at the premises of Dr George Mukhari academic hospital. The sample of convenience consisted of 17 male and 4 fe.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4303/JDAR/236213

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