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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 blunt abdominal trauma : are we doing too many computed tomography scans? 

      Arnold, M.; Moore, S. W. (Medpharm Publications, 2013-02)
      Blunt abdominal trauma in childhood contributes significantly to both morbidity and mortality. Selective non-operative management of blunt abdominal trauma in children depends on both diagnostic and clinical factors. ...

    • 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, Keymanthri; 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 ...

    • Paraoxonase 1 genetic polymorphisms in a mixed ancestry African population 

      Macharia, M.; Kengne, A. P.; Blackhurst, D. M.; Erasmus, R. T.; Matsha, T. E. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014-11-16)
      Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity is markedly influenced by coding polymorphisms, Q/R at position 192 and M/L at position 55 of the PON1 gene. We investigated the frequencies of these polymorphisms and their effects on PON1 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Participatory outcomes, quality of life and barriers faced by stroke survivors in the rural Eastern Free State 

      Cook, Petri Johan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Introduction: It is widely recognised that rehabilitation forms an integral part of the process to enable stroke survivors to achieve functional independence, community integration and quality of life. ...

    • 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 ...

    • Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : an African perspective 

      Allwood, Brian; Calligaro, G . (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      The importance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a global health problem cannot be overstated. According to the latest World Health Organization statistics (2005), 210 million people suffer from COPD ...

    • 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 ...