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    • Acute appendicitis in pregnancy 

      Rosemann, G. W. E. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975)
      Acute appendicitis in pregnancy and its treatment are reviewed. Six cases are described. Early surgery is recommended and a conservative watchfulness for more than 4 to 6 hours is condemned.

    • Acute coronary thrombus formation after stress testing following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty : a case report 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Weich, H. F. H. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1985-03)
      Successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was performed on a 37-year-old white man with an isolated 95% right coronary artery stenosis who initially presented with type II unstable angina. Submaximal ...

    • Acute coronary vasospasm secondary to industrial nitroglycerin withdrawal : a case presentation and review 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Heyns, M. H. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1983-01)
      A Black employee exposed to industrial nitroglycerin (NG) in an explosives factory presented with severe precordial pain. The clinical presentation was that of significant transient anteroseptal and anterolateral transmural ...

    • Acute myocardial infarction with a non-diagnostic electrocardiogram : case presentation and overview 

      Przybojewski, J. Z.; Gilburt, S. G. M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1983-12)
      The clinical presentation of a young hypertensive White man with acute high lateral non-transmural myocardial infarction (MI) is documented. This diagnosis was established on the grounds of a history of chest pain, elevated ...

    • Acute renal failure in the medical ICU still predictive of high mortality 

      Friedericksen, D. V.; Van Der Merwe, L.; Hattingh, T. L.; Nel, D. G.; Moosa, M. R. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
      Background. We aimed to determine the outcome and certain predictors of outcome for acute renal failure (ARF) in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) at Tygerberg Hospital. Method. We conducted a retrospective, single-centre ...

    • Addressing childhood trauma in a developmental context 

      Gregorowski, Claire; Seedat, Soraya (Taylor and Francis, 2013-06)
      With the anticipated publication of the DSM-5 in May 2013, much reflection and work has been done on reviewing existing psychiatric nomenclature including, but not limited to the field of traumatic exposure. Traditionally, ...

    • Adenocarcinoma the most common cell type in patients presenting with primary lung cancer in the Western Cape 

      Koegelenberg, Coenraad F. N.; Aubeelack, Kushroo; Nanguzgambo, Aldoph B.; Irusen, Elvis M.; Mowlana, Abdurasiet; Von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Florian; Bolliger, Chris T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-05)
      Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide for men and women, causing approximately 1.2 million deaths per year. The absolute and relative frequencies of lung cancer have risen dramatically ...

    • Adenosine deaminase activity - more than a diagnostic tool in tuberculous pericarditis 

      Reuter, Helmuth; Burgess, Lesley J.; Carstens, Machteld E.; Doubell, Anton F. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2005-06)
      Aim: To improve the understanding of factors that influence adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in large pericardial effusions. Methods: A prospective study was carried out at Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa. ...

    • Adherence to isoniazid preventive chemotherapy: a prospective community based study 

      Marais, B. J.; Van Zyl, S.; Schaaf, H. S.; Van Aardt, M. C.; Gie, R. P.; Beyers, N. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2006-09)
      Background: Current international guidelines recommend 6–9 months of isoniazid (INH) preventive chemotherapy to prevent the development of active tuberculosis in children exposed to a susceptible strain of M tuberculosis. ...

    • Adrenal rest tumours in congenital adrenal hyperplasia 

      Zollner, Ekkehard W.; Pitcher, Richard (Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA), 2008-07)
      Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is rare, occurring approximately once in every 15 000 live births.1 At birth it is often suspected in girls because of ambiguous genitalia, ...

    • Adult circumcision in the prevention of HIV/AIDS 

      Goldstuck, Norman D. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-01)
      No abstract.

    • Advancing research ethics training in Southern Africa (ARESA) 

      Moodley, Keymanthri; Rennie, Stuart (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-12)
      Southern Africa is a research-rich environment in which research ethics review is critical. The research ethics review system is well established but considerable variability in capacity and training exists among the various ...

    • Aetiopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis 

      Jordaan, H. F.; Todd, G.; Sinclair, W.; Green, R. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-10)
      The aetiopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) is complex and during recent years much has been learnt regarding the genetic predisposition to the development of this condition and how its interaction with the environment ...

    • African HIV/AIDS trials are more likely to report adequate allocation concealment and random generation than North American trials 

      Siegfried, Nandi; Clarke, Michael; Volmink, Jimmy; Van der Merwe, Lize (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2008-10)
      Background: Adherence to good methodological quality is necessary to minimise bias in randomised conrolled trials (RCTs). Specific trial characteristics are associated with better trial quality, but no studies to date are ...

    • African indigenous knowledge and research 

      Owusu-Ansah, Frances, E.; Mji, Gubela (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-01)
      This paper seeks to heighten awareness about the need to include indigenous knowledge in the design and implementation of research, particularly disability research, in Africa. It affirms the suitability of the Afrocentric ...

    • African leaders views on critical human resource issues for the implementation of family medicine in Africa 

      Moosa, Shabir; Downing, Raymond; Essuman, Akye; Pentz, Stephen; Reid, Stephen; Mash, Robert (BioMed Central, 2014-01)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: The World Health Organisation has advocated for comprehensive primary care teams, which include family physicians. However, despite (or because of) severe doctor shortages in Africa, there is ...

    • The African network for evidence-to-action on disability : a role player in the realisation of the UNCRPD in Africa 

      Kachaje, Rachel; Dube, Kudakwashe; MacLachlan, Malcolm; Mji, Gubela (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-04)
      This African Journal of Disability supplement focuses on papers presented at the third AfriNEAD Symposium in 2011. In this closing editorial, we want to give an overview of the rationale and major modes of operation of the ...

    • African primary care research : choosing a topic and developing a proposal 

      Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-02)
      This is the first in a series of articles on primary care research in the African context. The aim of the series is to help build capacity for primary care research amongst the emerging departments of family medicine and ...

    • African primary care research : current situation, priorities and capacity building 

      Mash, Robert; Essuman, Akye; Ratansi, Riaz; Goodyear-Smith, Felicity; Von Pressentin, Klaus; Malan, Zelra; Van Lancker, Marianne; De Maeseneer, Jan (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-12)
      Introduction: The Sixth PRIMAFAMED (Primary Health Care/Family Medicine Education Network) workshop on ‘Capacity Building and Priorities in Primary Care Research’ was held in Pretoria, South Africa (SA), from 22 to 24 ...

    • African primary care research : participatory action research 

      Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-03)
      This article is part of the series on African primary care research and focuses on participatory action research. The article gives an overview of the emancipatory-critical research paradigm, the key characteristics and ...