• A 10-year review of fatal community assault cases at a regional forensic pathology facility in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Herbst, Celeste Ingrid; Tiemensma, Marianne; Wadee, Shabir Ahmed (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Background. An increase in autopsied community assault (CA) fatalities was observed at the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Cape Town, South Africa (SA). There is a paucity of information on the incidence and ...
    • 1000 Genomes-based metaanalysis identifies 10 novel loci for kidney function 

      Gorski, Mathias; Van Der Most, Peter J.; Teumer, Alexander; Chu, Audrey Y.; Li, Man; Mijatovic, Vladan; Nolte, Ilja M.; Cocca, Massimiliano; Taliun, Daniel; Gomez, Felicia; Li, Yong; Tayo, Bamidele; Tin, Adrienne; Feitosa, Mary F.; Aspelund, Thor; Attia, John; Biffar, Reiner; Bochud, Murielle; Boerwinkle, Eric; Borecki, Ingrid; Bottinger, Erwin P.; Chen, Ming-Huei; Chouraki, Vincent; Ciullo, Marina; Coresh, Josef; Cornelis, Marilyn C.; Curhan, Gary C.; d’Adamo, Adamo Pio; Dehghan, Abbas; Dengler, Laura; Ding, Jingzhong; Eiriksdottir, Gudny; Endlich, Karlhans; Enroth, Stefan; Esko, Tonu; Franco, Oscar H.; Gasparini, Paolo; Gieger, Christian; Girotto, Giorgia; Gottesman, Omri; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Gyllensten, Ulf; Hancock, Stephen J.; Harris, Tamara B.; Helmer, Catherine; Hollerer, Simon; Hofer, Edith; Hofman, Albert; Holliday, Elizabeth G.; Homuth, Georg; Hu, Frank B.; Huth, Cornelia; Hutri-Kahonen, Nina; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Imboden, Medea; Johansson, Asa; Kahonen, Mika; Konig, Wolfgang; Kramer, Holly; Kramer, Bernhard K.; Kumar, Ashish; Kutalik, Zoltan; Lambert, Jean-Charles; Launer, Lenore J.; Lehtimaki, Terho; De Borst, Martin H.; Navis, Gerjan; Swertz, Morris; Liu, Yongmei; Lohman, Kurt; Loos, Ruth J. F.; Lu, Yingchang; Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka; McEvoy, Mark A.; Meisinger, Christa; Meitinger, Thomas; Metspalu, Andres; Metzger, Marie; Mihailov, Evelin; Mitchell, Paul; Nauck, Matthias; Oldehinkel, Albertine J.; Olden, Matthias; Penninx, Brenda W. J. H.; Pistis, Giorgio; Pramstaller, Peter P.; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Raitakari, Olli T.; Rettig, Rainer; Ridker, Paul M.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Robino, Antonietta; Rosas, Sylvia E.; Ruderfer, Douglas; Ruggiero, Daniela; Saba, Yasaman; Sala, Cinzia; Schmidt, Helena; Schmidt, Reinhold; Scott, Rodney J.; Sedaghat, Sanaz; Smith, Albert V.; Sorice, Rossella; Stengel, Benedicte; Stracke, Sylvia; Strauch, Konstantin; Toniolo, Daniela; Uitterlinden, Andre G.; Ulivi, Sheila; Viikari, Jorma S.; Volker, Uwe; Vollenweider, Peter; Volzke, Henry; Vuckovic, Dragana; Waldenberger, Melanie; Wang, Jie Jin; Yang, Qiong; Chasman, Daniel I.; Tromp, Gerard; Snieder, Harold; Heid, Iris M.; Fox, Caroline S.; Kottgen, Anna; Pattaro, Cristian; Boger, Carsten A.; Fuchsberger, Christian (Nature Research, 2017)
      HapMap imputed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed >50 loci at which common variants with minor allele frequency >5% are associated with kidney function. GWAS using more complete reference sets for imputation, ...
    • The 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases workshop on developing infection prevention and control resources for low - and middle-income countries 

      Sastry, Sangeeta; Masroor, Nadia; Bearman, Gonzalo; Hajjeh, Rana; Holmes, Alison; Memish, Ziad; Lassmann, Britta; Pittet, Didier; Macnab, Fiona; Kamau, Rachel; Wesangula, Evelyn; Pokhare, Paras; Brown, Paul; Daily, Frances; Amer, Fatma; Torres, Jaime; O’Ryan, Miguel; Gunturu, Revathi; Bulabula, Andre; Mehtarp, Shaheen (Published by Elsevier on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases, 2017)
      Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major concern to healthcare systems around the world. They are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, in addition to increased hospitalization costs. Recent outbreaks, ...
    • The 2-deoxy-d-glucose-neutral red test and vagotomy : an experimental study 

      Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (HMPG, 1977-09)
      The 2-deoxy-D-glucose neutral red test proved to be successful in assessing completeness of vagotomy in the baboon both intra- and postoperatively. There were no deleterious side-effects and we found that both products ...
    • A 3-year survey of acute poisoning exposures in infants reported in telephone calls made to the Tygerberg Poison Information Centre, South Africa 

      Marks, Carine J.; Van Hoving, D. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background. Infants undergo rapid development changes and are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals. Identifying and evaluating the toxic risks that exist in this age group could be very valuable ...
    • 38 years after its discovery, Ebola virus spins out of control 

      Preiser, Wolfgang (South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), 2014-09)
      The evolutionary origin of Ebolaviruses is not very clear. The simple notion that these viruses have been circulating for many millennia in wildlife in tropical parts of Africa, occasionally spilling over into human ...
    • 3D measurement of cervical and thoracic postural dynamism in sitting : a pilot study 

      Fourie, Sarie Marissa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to improve the measurement of postural dynamism in the sitting position using a three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis system. The primary objective was to describe pilot data ...
    • A 5-year analysis of the helicopter air mercy service in Richards Bay, South Africa 

      D'Andrea, Patrick Andrew; Van Hoving, Daniel Jacobus; Wood, Darryl; Smith, Wayne Patrick (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-02)
      Background. A helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) was established in 2005 in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, to provide primary response and inter-facility transfers to a largely rural area with a ...
    • 7-Year experience of transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) in a Western Cape private healthcare setting 

      Weich, Hellmuth; Liebenberg, Jacques; Van Wyk, Jacques; Vivier, Rocco; Barnard, Barry; Abelson, Mark; Phillips, Andre; Mabin, Tom (South African Heart Association, 2019)
      Introduction: We describe the largest South African transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) outcome report of a single team in the Western Cape, over a 7-year period from 2009 - 2016. Methods: All patients who ...
    • A 3-year cytogenetic survey of 9661 patients in South Africa 

      Bester, Rina; Benjamin, Mercy (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1983)
      During the period 1 January 1977 - 31 December 1979, 9661 patients underwent cytogenetic investigation at seven participating laboratories in South Africa. The chromosome data were coded using a standard protocol and the ...
    • A Medical audit of the management of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV patients in the Cape Winelands (East) district, Western Cape, South Africa 

      Von Pressentin, Klaus Botho (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction: This thesis summarises the findings of a medical audit on the management of Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM). The study population of HIV positive adults (N = twenty five) were admitted during ...
    • Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults 

      Van Hoving, Daniel J.; Meintjes, Graeme; Takwoingi, Yemisi; Griesel, Rulan; Maartens, Gary; Ochodo, Eleanor A. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration, 2017)
      This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound as a standalone test for detecting abdominal TB or disseminated ...
    • Aberrant apoptotic response of colorectal cancer cells to novel nucleoside analogues 

      Harmse, Leonie; Dahan-Farkas, Nurit; Panayides, Jenny-Lee; Van Otterlo, Willem; Penny, Clement (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      Despite the increased understanding of colorectal cancer and the introduction of targeted drug therapy, the metastatic phase of the disease remains refractory to treatment. Since the deregulation of normal apoptosis ...
    • Aberrant in vitro HLA-DR expression in patients with chronic fatigue 

      Van Greune, C. H. J.; Bouic, P. J. D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1990-08)
      To the Editor: The chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a clinical entity characterised by chronic fluctuating fatigue associated-with a multitude of related symptoms, which may vary between patients. It is of unknown ...
    • The ability of health promoters to deliver group diabetes education in South African primary care 

      Botes, Anna S.; Majikela-Dlangamandla, Buyelwa; Mash, Robert (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-04)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Diabetes makes a significant contribution to the burden of disease in South Africa. This study assesses a group diabetes education programme using motivational interviewing in public sector ...
    • Abnormal eating attitudes and weight loss behaviours of girls attending a "traditional" Jewish high school in Johannesburg : an examination of teachers' awareness 

      Notelovitz, Talia (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: Eating disorders are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in adolescent and young adult women. There is some evidence that Eating disorders may be more common in Jewish females than ...
    • Abnormal eating attitudes and weight-loss behaviour of adolescent girls attending a “traditional” Jewish high school in Johannesburg, South Africa 

      Visser, Janicke; Notelovitz, Talia; Szabo, Christopher P.; Fredericks, Nicolette (MedPharm Publications, 2014-07)
      Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of abnormal eating attitudes and weight-loss behaviour in female Jewish adolescents. Teachers’ awareness of these factors and their attitudes towards a school programme ...
    • Abnormal serum lipoprotein levels as a risk factor for the development of human lenticular opacities 

      Meyer, D.; Parkin, D.; Maritz, F. J.; Liebenberg, P. H. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2003-04)
      Aim: To determine whether an association exists between the different plasma lipoprotein constituents and the prevalence of lenticular opacities in dyslipidaemic subjects. Methods: Adult patients (n = 115) of both genders ...
    • Abnormalities of bone and mineral metabolism in patients with eating disorders 

      Conradie, Maria Martha (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Osteopenia is a well documented complication of anorexia nervosa (AN). The pathogenesis of this bone loss is presently poorly defined in the literature. Pathogenetic mechanisms that have been implicated ...
    • Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour 

      Odendaal, H. J.; Van der Merwe, J. V. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1976-11)
      Cardiotocograms of 6044 patients in labour were examined for evidence of an abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate. The latter was defined as a deceleration of at least 50 beats within 3 minutes, without a demonstration of ...