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    • Paediatric and neonatal admissions to an intensive care unit at a regional hospital in the Western Cape 

      Kruger, Irma (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the outcome of critically ill neonates and children admitted to a general intensive care unit in a large regional hospital (Worcester) in the Western ...

    • Paediatric ART outcomes in a decentralised model of care in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Morsheimer, M. M.; Dramowski, A.; Rabie, H.; Cotton, M. F. (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-01-05)
      Background. Although subSaharan Africa faces the world’s largest paediatric HIV epidemic, only 1 in 4 children has access to combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). A decentralised approach to HIV care is advocated, but ...

    • Paediatric cardiac services in South Africa 

      Hoosen, E. G. M.; Cilliers, A. M.; HugoHamman, C. T.; Brown, S. C.; Lawrenson, J. B.; Zuhlke, L.; Hewitson, J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011)
      South Africa has failed to treat its children well, as demonstrated by our failure to achieve adequate progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the under-5 mortality rate, doing far worse than many ...

    • Paediatric HIV disclosure in South Africa : caregivers' perspectives on discussing HIV with infected children 

      Moodley, K.; Myer, L.; Michaels, D.; Cotton, M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-03)
      [No abstract available]

    • Paediatric surgery : birth of a new specialty or a coming of age? 

      Moore, S. W.; Sidler, D.; Rode, H. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008-04)

    • Pampoentjie-meningitis : broom-82 partisietoets en serebrospinale vog glukose 

      Wassermann, H. P.; Van Heerden, P. D. R. (HMPG, 1977-11)
      A case of mumps meninigitis is reported where a low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose level, a positive bromine-82 partition test and the fact that the patient's sister had recently had tuberculous meningitis complicated ...

    • Pandemic flu (H1N1) 2009 and pregnancy 

      Andersson, Monique I.; Van Zyl, Gert; Preiser, Wolfgang; Langenegger, Eduard; Theron, Gerhard (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-04)

    • Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 : the experience of the first six months 

      Maritz, Jean; Maree, Leana; Preiser, Wolfgang (Walter de Gruyter, 2010-04)
      After a break of 41 years, 2009 saw the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century caused by a triple-reassortant influenza A (H1N1) virus. The current estimated case fatality rate is lower than that of previous influenza ...

    • A panel of ancestry informative markers for the complex five-way admixed South African Coloured population 

      Daya, Michelle; Van Der Merwe, Lize; Ushma Galal; Möller, Marlo; Salie, Muneeb; Chimusa, Emile R.; Galanter, Joshua M.; Van Helden, Paul D.; Henn, Brenna M.; Gignoux, Chris R.; Hoal, Eileen (PLoS, 2013-12)
      Admixture is a well known confounder in genetic association studies. If genome-wide data is not available, as would be the case for candidate gene studies, ancestry informative markers (AIMs) are required in order to adjust ...

    • Paradoxical helminthiasis and giardiasis in Cape Town, South africa : epidemiology and control 

      Adams, Vera J.; Markus, Miles B.; Adams, Joanita F. A.; Jordaan, Esme; Curtis, Bronwyn; Dhansay, Muhammad A.; Obihara, Charlie C.; Fincham, John E. (Makerere University Medical School, 2005-06)
      Background. South Africa has endorsed a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution calling for control of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs). In Cape Town, services and housing that exist in old-established suburbs should ...

    • Parental compliance with therapy home programmes within a school for learners with special educational needs : an exploratory study 

      Melling-Williams, Natalie (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      The school that was studied caters for learners with special educational needs in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The learners at the school have a variety of physical, intellectual and learning disabilities. They ...

    • Participants’ experience of the Bishop Lavis Rehabilitation Centre stroke group 

      De la Cornillere, Wendy-Lynne (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Current emphasis for rehabilitation in South Africa remains on individual intervention within the move towards primary health care. Primary health care is the strategy that has been adopted by the South African department ...

    • Participation in meaningful occupation : how do young adults living with cerebral palsy experience the quality of their participation? 

      Pieterse, Gisele Shaline (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Participation in meaningful occupations is what defines us as human beings and is an important indicator of health and well-being. It is the way we experience the world around us and is closely linked ...

    • Participatory development of a minimum dataset for the Khayelitsha district 

      Mash, B.; Mahomed, H. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2000-03)
      Background. Traditional 'data-led' information systems have created excessive amounts of poor-quality and poorly utilised data. The Health Information Systems Pilot Project (HISPP), a Western Cape project that started in ...

    • Partitioning the heritability of Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder reveals differences in genetic architecture 

      Davis, Lea K.; Yu, Dongmei; Keenan, Clare L.; Gamazon, Eric R.; Konkashbaev, Anuar I.; Derks, Eske M.; Neale, Benjamin M.; Yang, Jian; Lee, S. Hong; Evans, Patrick; Barr, Cathy L.; Bellodi, Laura; Benarroch, Fortu; Berrio, Gabriel Bedoya; Bienvenu, Oscar J.; Bloch, Michael H.; Blom, Rianne M.; Bruun, Ruth D.; Budman, Cathy L.; Camarena, Beatriz; Campbell, Desmond; Cappi, Carolina; Silgado, Julio C. Cardona; Cath, Danielle C.; Cavallini, Maria C.; Chavira, Denise A.; Chouinard, Sylvain; Conti, David. V.; Cook, Edwin H.; Coric, Vladimir; Cullen, Bernadette A.; Deforce, Dieter; Delorme, Richard; Dion, Yves; Edlund, Christopher K.; Egberts, Karin; Falkai, Peter; Fernandez, Thomas V.; Gallagher, Patience J.; Garrido, Helena; Geller, Daniel; Girard, Simon L.; Grabe, Hans J.; Grados, Marco A.; Greenberg, Benjamin D.; Gross-Tsur, Varda; Haddad, Stephen; Heiman, Gary A.; Hemmings, Sian M. J.; Hounie, Ana G.; Illmann, Cornelia; Jankovic, Joseph; Jenike, Michael A.; Kennedy, James L.; King, Robert A.; Kremeyer, Barbara; Kurlan, Roger; Lanzagorta, Nuria; Leboyer, Marion; Leckman, James F.; Lennertz, Leonhard; Liu, Chunyu; Lochner, Christine; Lowe, Thomas L.; Macciardi, Fabio; McCracken, James T.; McGrath, Lauren M.; Mesa Restrepo, Sandra C.; Moessner, Rainald; Morgan, Jubel; Muller, Heike; Murphy, Dennis L.; Naarden, Allan L.; Ochoa, William Cornejo; Ophoff, Roel A.; Osiecki, Lisa; Pakstis, Andrew J.; Pato, Michele T.; Pato, Carlos N.; Piacentini, John; Pittenger, Christopher; Pollak, Yehuda; Rauch, Scott L.; Renner, Tobias J.; Reus, Victor I.; Richter, Margaret A.; Riddle, Mark A.; Robertson, Mary M.; Romero, Roxana; Rosario, Maria C.; Rosenberg, David; Rouleau, Guy A.; Ruhrmann, Stephan; Ruiz-Linares, Andres; Sampaio, Aline S.; Samuels, Jack; Sandor, Paul; Sheppard, Brooke; Singer, Harvey S.; Smit, Jan H.; Stein, Dan J.; Strengman, E.; Tischfield, Jay A.; Valencia Duarte, Ana V.; Vallada, Homero; Van Nieuwerburgh, Filip; Veenstra-VanderWeele, Jeremy; Walitza, Susanne; Wang, Ying; Wendland, Jens R.; Westenberg, Herman G. M.; Shugart, Yin Yao; Miguel, Euripedes C.; McMahon, William; Wagner, Michael; Nicolini, Humberto; Posthuma, Danielle; Hanna, Gregory L.; Heutnik, Peter; Denys, Damiaan; Arnold, Paul D.; Oostra, Ben A.; Nestadt, Gerald; Freimer, Nelson B.; Pauls, David L.; Wray, Naomi R.; Stewart, S. Evelyn; Mathews, Carol A.; Knowles, James A.; Cox, Nancy J.; Shcarf, Jeremiah M. (PLoS, 2013-10)
      The direct estimation of heritability from genome-wide common variant data as implemented in the program Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis (GCTA) has provided a means to quantify heritability attributable to all interrogated ...

    • A pathologic role for angiotensin II and endothelin-1 in cardiac remodelling and ischaemia and reperfusion injury in a rat model of the metabolic syndrome 

      Smith, Wayne (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      Introduction: Obesity, which is implicated in the development of the metabolic syndrome (MS) is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide. MS significantly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which ...

    • Pathology supported genetic testing and treatment of cardiovascular disease in middle age for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease 

      Kotze, Maritha J.; Van Rensburg, Susan J. (SpringerLink, 2012-04)
      Chronic, multi-factorial conditions caused by a complex interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors frequently share common disease mechanisms, as evidenced by an overlap between genetic risk factors ...

    • Patient experiences and perceptions of non-compliance with TB treatment 

      Shasha, Alethea Christina N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Non-compliance with (tuberculosis) TB treatment is a problem at the Nyanga Clinic in the Western Cape Province. Non-compliance is defined as when a patient interrupted TB treatment for more than two months ...

    • Patients as consumers of health care in South Africa : the ethical and legal implications 

      Rowe, Kirsten; Moodley, Keymanthri (BioMed Central, 2013-03)
      Background South Africa currently has a pluralistic health care system with separate public and private sectors. It is, however, moving towards a socialised model with the introduction of National Health Insurance. The ...

    • Patients’ motivations for participating in cardiovascular clinical trials : a local perspective 

      Burgess, L. J.; Sulzer, N. U.; Hoosain, F.; Leverton, N.; Bliganut, S.; Emanuel, S. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2009-08)
      Objective: To investigate patients’ motivations for participating in cardiovascular clinical trials. Methods: Patients attending TREAD Research, located within Tygerberg Hospital, Parow, Western Cape, between January 2005 ...