Recent Submissions

  • Vanadate impedes adipogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells derived from different depots within bone 

    Jacobs, Frans Alexander; Sadie-Van Gijsen, Hanel; Van de Vyver, Mari; Ferris, William Frank (Frontiers Media, 2016-08-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is associated with an increase in bone marrow adiposity, which skews the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) progenitors away from osteoblastogenesis ...
  • Pancreatic islet regeneration : therapeutic potential, unknowns and controversy 

    Cockburn, Ingrid L.; Ferris, William F. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015-07-27)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Glucose homeostasis in mammals is primarily maintained by the insulin-secreting β-cells contained within pancreas-resident islets of Langerhans. Gross disruption of this glucose regulation as a result ...
  • The role of point-of-care blood testing for ketones in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis 

    Coetzee, Ankia; Hoffmann, Mariza; Ascott-Evans, Brynne (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
    Background. Urine dipstick testing for ketones is widely used when diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is suspected in patients with hyperglycaemia. If urinary ketones are positive, patients are referred for further management – ...
  • An interesting D-lemma : what is all the excitement about vitamin D? 

    Conradie, Marli; Ascott-Evans, Brynne (Medpharm Publications, 2012)
    There has been a dramatic interest in the importance of vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin”, in the past few years with regard to its impact on various aspects of health and disease. Research into well-known skeletal effects, ...
  • Leiomyoma : a rare cause of adrenal incidentaloma 

    Alteer, Mohamed; Ascott-Evans, Brynn; Conradie, Magda (Medpharm Publications, 2013)
    A 40-year-old, treatment-naïve, human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV) positive male was found to have a large right adrenal incidentaloma on ultrasound of the abdomen, which was confirmed on adrenal computed tomography imaging. ...
  • Influence of disodium etidronate on Paget's disease of bone 

    Muir, H. G.; Schabort, I.; Hough, F. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987)
    The use of agents that decrease bone resorption, notably the calcitonins, diphosphonates and mithramycin, has been shown to result in symptomatic and/or biochemical improvement in patients with Paget's disease of bone ...
  • Steroid-induced osteoporosis 

    Hough, F. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1994)
    To the Editor: Kalla et al. ' recently published their work on the effect of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy on the bone mass of 'patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). They made the ...
  • New anabolic agents in the treatment of osteoporosis 

    Hough, Stephen (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2003)
    [No abstract available]