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    • 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 ...

    • African primary care research : performing a programme evaluation 

      Dudley, Lilian (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-06)
      This article is part of a series on Primary Care Research in the African context and focuses on programme evaluation. Different types of programme evaluation are outlined: developmental, process, outcome and impact. Eight ...

    • African primary care research : performing surveys using questionnaires 

      Govender, Indiran; Mabuza, Langalibalele, H.; Ogunbanjo, Gboyega, A.; Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-05)
      The aim of this article is to provide practical guidance on conducting surveys and the use of questionnaires for postgraduate students at a Masters level who are undertaking primary care research. The article is intended ...

    • African primary care research : qualitative data analysis and writing results 

      Mabuza, Langalibalele H.; Govender, Indiran; Ogunbanjo, Gboyega, A.; Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-06)
      This article is part of a series on African primary care research and gives practical guidance on qualitative data analysis and the presentation of qualitative findings. After an overview of qualitative methods and ...

    • African primary care research : qualitative interviewing in primary care 

      Reid, Steve; Mash, Robert (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-06)
      This article is part of a series on African Primary Care Research and focuses on the topic of qualitative interviewing in primary care. In particular it looks at issues of study design, sample size, sampling and interviewing ...

    • African primary care research : quality improvement cycles 

      Van Deventer, Claire; Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-04)
      Improving the quality of clinical care and translating evidence into clinical practice is commonly a focus of primary care research. This article is part of a series on primary care research and outlines an approach to ...

    • African primary care research : quantitative analysis and presentation of results 

      Mash, Bob; Ogunbanjo, Gboyega, A. (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-06)
      This article is part of a series on Primary Care Research Methods. The article describes types of continuous and categorical data, how to capture data in a spreadsheet, how to use descriptive and inferential statistics ...

    • African primary care research : reviewing the literature 

      Ross, Andrew; Mash, Bob (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-02)
      This is the second article in the series on African primary care research. The article focuses on how to search for relevant evidence in the published literature that can be used in the development of a research proposal. ...