Browsing Nephrology by Title

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    • An audit of 24-hour creatinine clearance measurements at Tygerberg Hospital and comparison with prediction equations 

      Le Riche, Mia; Zemlin, Annalise E.; Erasmus, Rajiv T.; Davids, MR (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-10)
      BACKGROUND: Internationally, clinical guidelines recommend the use of creatinine-based equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for assessment and follow-up of kidney disease. The routine use of 24-hour ...

    • Bolus administration of intravenous glucose in the treatment of hyperkalemia : a randomized controlled trial 

      Chothia, Mogamat-Yazied; Halperin, Mitchell L.; Rensburg, Megan A.; Hassan, Mogamat Shafick; Davids, Mogamat Razeen (Karger, 2014-02)
      Background: Hyperkalemia is a common medical emergency that may result in serious cardiac arrhythmias. Standard therapy with insulin plus glucose reliably lowers the serum potassium concentration ([K + ]) but carries ...

    • Development and evaluation of a multimedia e-learning resource for electrolyte and acid-base disorders 

      Davids, MR; Chikte, Usuf M. E.; Halperin, Mitchell L. (American Physiological Society, 2011-10)
      This article reports on the development and evaluation of a Web-based application that provides instruction and hands-on practice in managing electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Our teaching approach, which focuses on ...

    • Effect of improving the usability of an e-learning resource : a randomized trial 

      Davids, Mogamat Razeen; Chikte, Usuf M. E.; Halperin, Mitchell L. (HighWire, 2014-06)
      Optimizing the usability of e-learning materials is necessary to reduce extraneous cognitive load and maximize their potential educational impact. However, this is often neglected, especially when time and other resources ...

    • Important causes of chronic kidney disease in South Africa 

      Moosa, M. R.; Van Der Walt, I.; Naicker, S.; Meyers, A. M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      In hypertensive patients without chronic kidney disease (CKD) the goal is to keep blood pressure (BP) at ≤140/90 mmHg. When CKD is present, especially where there is proteinuria of ≥0.5 g/day, the goal is a BP of ≤130/80 ...

    • Misuse of blood 

      Burman, N. D. (HMPG, 1977-11)
      LETTER: In recent months an increasing number of patients have been referred to us by doctors from outside with a standard note: "... breathlessness ... tiredness ... anaemia (4-8 g/100 ml) ... blood transfusion given ... ...

    • Peritoneal dialysis technique survival at Tygerberg hospital in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Kapembwa, Kenneth Chali (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) technique failure invariably occurs in patients with end-stage renal disease who are treated with this modality and results in increased morbidity and mortality. Various factors have ...

    • Quality of life in patients on chronic dialysis in South Africa : a comparative mixed methods study 

      Tannor, Elliot K.; Archer, Elize; Kapembwa, Kenneth; Van Schalkwyk, Susan C.; Davids, M. Razeen (BioMed Central, 2017-01-05)
      Background: The increasing prevalence of treated end-stage renal disease and low transplant rates in Africa leads to longer durations on dialysis. Dialysis should not only be aimed at prolonging lives but also improve ...

    • A renal registry for Africa : first steps 

      Davids, M. Razeen; Eastwood, John B.; Selwood, Neville H.; Arogundade, Fatiu A.; Ashuntantang, Gloria; Gharbi, Mohammed Benghanem; Jarraya, Faical; MacPhee, Iain A. M.; McCulloch, Mignon; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Swanepoel, Charles R.; Adu, Dwomoa (Oxford University Press European Renal Association, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There is a dearth of data on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Africa. Several national renal registries have been established but have not been sustainable because of resource limitations. The African ...

    • The role of the endothelium in the reduction of restenosis following balloon angioplasty 

      Davids, MR; Page, C.; Muller, C. J.; Rossouw, D. J.; Doubell, A. F. (Clinics Cardive Publishing, 1998-10)
      Objective. Coronary angioplasty is complicated in one-third of cases by restenosis due to intimal hyperplasia. This is the result of the migration and proliferation of vascular smooth-muscle cells (SMCs) and correlates ...

    • Strengthening renal registries and ESRD research in Africa 

      Davids, M. Razeen; Caskey, Fergus J.; Young, Taryn; Balbir Singh, Gillian K. (Elsevier, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In Africa the combination of non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, exposure to environmental toxins and acute kidney injury related to trauma and childbirth are driving an epidemic of chronic ...

    • Usability testing of a multimedia e-learning resource for electrolyte and acid-base disorders 

      Davids, MR; Chikte, Usuf; Grimmer-Somers, Karen; Halperin, Mitchell L. (Wiley Online Open, 2013-04)
      The usability of computer interfaces may have a major influence on learning. Design approaches that optimize usability are commonplace in the software development industry but are seldom used in the development of e-learning ...

    • Use of the accountability for reasonableness approach to improve fairness in accessing dialysis in a middle- income country 

      Moosa, Mohammed Rafique; Maree, Jonathan David; Chirehwa, Maxwell T.; Benatar, Solomon R. (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      Universal access to renal replacement therapy is beyond the economic capability of most low and middle-income countries due to large patient numbers and the high recurrent cost of treating end stage kidney disease. In ...

    • Validation of two prediction models of undiagnosed chronic kidney disease in mixed-ancestry South Africans 

      Mogueo, Amelie; Echouffo-Tcheugui, Justin B.; Matsha, Tandi E.; Erasmus, Rajiv T.; Kengne, Andre P. (BioMed Central, 2015-07-04)
      Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global challenge. Risk models to predict prevalent undiagnosed CKD have been published. However, none was developed or validated in an African population. We validated the Korean ...