• 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 ... ...
    • 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 ...
    • Residual renal function in chronic dialysis is not associated with reduced erythropoietin-stimulating agent dose requirements : a cross-sectional study 

      Louw, Elizabeth Helene; Chothia, Mogamat-Yazied (BioMed Central, 2017-11-25)
      Background: Anaemia is a very common problem in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and the use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESA) has revolutionised its treatment. Residual renal function (RRF) is ...
    • 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 ...