• Guideline for office spirometry in adults, 2004 

      Van Schalkwyk, E. M.; Schultz, C.; Joubert, J. R.; White, N. W. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004-07)
      Objective. To provide clinical guidelines for office spirometry in South Africa. Options. More stringent guidelines are required for diagnostic laboratories and research. Outcomes. To minimise variations in standard practice ...
    • Guideline for the management of upper respiratory tract infections 

      Brink, A. J.; Cotton, M. F.; Feldman, C.; Geffen, L.; Hendson W.; Hockman, M. H.; Maartens, G.; Madhi, S. A.; Mutua-Mpungu, M.; Swingler G. H. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004)
      Introduction. Inappropriate use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), many of which are viral, adds to the burden of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is increasing in Streptococcus ...
    • Guideline for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in South Africa 

      Louw, V. J.; Bassa, F.; Chan, S. W.; Dreosti, L.; Du Toit, M.; Ferreira, M.; Gartrell, K.; Gunther, K.; Jogessar, V.; Littleton, N.; Mahlangu, J.; McDonald, A.; Patel, M.; Pool, R.; Ruff, P.; Schmidt, A.; Sissolak, G.; Swart, A.; Verburgh, E.; Webb, M. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-12)
      Introduction. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) encompass a heterogeneous group of clonal haematopoietic disorders characterised by chronic and progressive cytopenias resulting from ineffective haematopoiesis. Treatment ...
    • Guideline on the management of psoriasis in South Africa 

      Raboobee, N.; Aboobaker, J.; Jordaan, H. F.; Sinclair, W.; Smith, J. M.; Todd, G.; Weiss, R.; Whitaker, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-04)
      Background. Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic, relapsing, immunemediated, potentially devastating disease, influenced by genetic and environmental factors, that can cause substantial morbidity and psychological stress and ...
    • H1N1 influenza (‘swine ‘flu’) in the paediatric ICU in South Africa 

      Kling, S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-09-18)
      No abstract available.
    • Haematological profile of chronic kidney disease in a mixed-ancestry South African population : a crosssectional study 

      George, Cindy; Matsha, Tandi E.; Erasmus, Rajiv T.; Kengne, Andre P. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2018-11)
      Objectives The objectives were to characterise the haematological profile of screen-detected chronic kidney disease (CKD) participants and to correlate the complete blood count measures with the commonly advocated kidney ...
    • Haemochromatosis : phenotype to genotype or man to molecules 

      Jacobs, P.; Wood, L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013-06)
      This is the third in our vignettes that are centred on everyday clinical presentations. Each emphasises practical aspects of team-based care that are applicable to general practitioners, specialists and paramedical ...
    • Haemoperitoneum and associated torsion of the testicle in the newborn 

      Heydenrych, J. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1974)
      A case of haemoperitoneum and concomitant torsion of the testes is reported - the first case in the English literature. The management of the case and the aetiological factors responsible for haemoperitoneum and torsion ...
    • Haemophilia 

      Getaz , E. P.; Staples, W. G.; Lurie, A. (HMPG, 1977-10)
      The clinical and haematological features of haemophilia are reviewed and the historical aspects, pathogenesis and genetics are discussed. The problems associated with management, such as factor replacement, home ...
    • Haemophilia patients aged 0-18 years in the Western Cape 

      Hazewinkel, M. H.; Hoogerwerf, J. J.; Hesseling, P. B.; Hartley, P.; MacLean, P. E.; Peters, M.; Wessels, G. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2003)
      Objectives. To record the number of haemophiliacs aged 0 - 18 years in the Western Cape (WC), what event led to the diagnosis, the level of clotting factor, treatment, functional status of their joints and impact of the ...
    • Haiti : the South African perspective 

      Van Hoving, Daniel J.; Smith, Wayne P.; Kramer, Efraim B.; De Vries, Shaheem; Docrat, Fathima; Wallis, Lee A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-08)
      Background and problem statement. The South African response to the Haitian earthquake consisted of two independent nongovernment organisations (NGOs) working separately with minimal contact. Both teams experienced problems ...
    • Harmful effects of smoking in pregnancy 

      Viljoen, Elbie (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2005)
      [No abstract available]
    • Harmful use of alcohol : a shadow over Sub-Saharan Africa in need of workable solutions 

      Ferreira-Borges, Carina; Parry, Charles D. H.; Babor, Thomas F. (MDPI, 2017)
      Alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable burden of disease in Africa are expected to rise in the near future, yet. increasing alcohol-related harm receives little attention from policymakers and from the population ...
    • Has the character of gastric cancer changed? a descriptive study of a 10-year period 

      Louwrens, H. D.; Van Kotze, W. T. J.; Brits, D. A.; Rossouw, D. J.; Falck, V. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1991)
      Over the 10-year period January 1976-December 1985, 446 patients with histologically verified adenocarcinoma of the stomach were treated at Tygerberg Hospital. Coloured patients made up 63.4% of the study population and a ...
    • Has universal screening with Xpert® MTB/RIF increased the proportion of multidrugresistant tuberculosis cases diagnosed in a routine operational setting? 

      Naidoo, Pren; Dunbar, Rory; Caldwell, Judy; Lombard, Carl; Beyers, Nulda (Public Library of Science, 2017-02-15)
      Setting: Primary health services in Cape Town, South Africa where the introduction of Xpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) enabled simultaneous screening for tuberculosis (TB) and drug susceptibility in all presumptive cases. Study ...
    • Hazard sign comprehension among illiterate adults 

      Nicol, Amanda; Tuomi, Seppo (Department of General Linguistics, University of Stellenbosch, 2007)
      No abstract available.
    • HbA1c as a screening tool for diabetes mellitus and its use with traditional and novel biochemical parameters to predict cardiovascular risk in a local urban community 

      Zemlin, Annalise E. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosh University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Introduction The global obesity pandemic has reached Africa and the diabetes mellitus (DM) prevalence is increasing in parallel. A high prevalence of DM and risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) has ...
    • HbA1c of 6.5% to diagnose Diabetes Mellitus—Does it work for Us?—The Bellville South Africa study 

      Zemlin, Annalise E.; Matsha, Tandi E.; Hassan, Mogamat S.; Erasmus, Rajiv T. (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2011-08)
      Background: HbA1c has been the gold standard for glycaemic control follow-up for decades. In 2009, a level of 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) was proposed as diagnostic for diabetes. We test this cut-off in our community. Methods: ...
    • HBV and HIV viral load but not microbial translocation or immune activation are associated with liver fibrosis among patients in South Africa 

      Maponga, Tongai Gibson; Andersson, Monique I.; Van Rensburg, Christoffel J.; Arends, Joop E.; Taljaard, Jantjie; Preiser, Wolfgang; Glashoff, Richard H. (BioMed Central, 2018-05-08)
      Background: Co-infection with HIV negatively impacts the progression of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, including causing rapid progression to liver fibrosis. Sub-Saharan Africa represents arguably the most ...
    • Heads up on concussion in para sport 

      Webborn, Nick; Blauwet, Cheri A.; Wayne Derman, Wayne; Idrisova, Guzel; Lexell, Jan; Stomphorst, Jaap; Tuakli-Wosornu, Yetsa A.; Kissick, James (BMJ Publishing Group, 2018-08)
      Concussions to high-profile professional athletes and the $1 billion court settlement between the NFL in the USA and thousands of former NFL players have brought sports concussion to the top of news headlines. 1 The ...