• A massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosis 

      Ntshalintshali, Sipho; Mhlana, Nontembiso; Moosajee, Farzana; Abousriwiel, Riyad; George, Kiran; Du Toit, Riette (South African Heart Association, 2020)
      South Africa (SA) has a high incidence of tuberculosis. Medical conditions mimicking tuberculosis often result in erroneous treatment with antitubercular therapy (ATT) before a definitive diagnosis is made. We report on 2 ...
    • Meeting the challenges in the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies 

      Manie, Mouroed (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Inflammatory myopathy (IM) is a rubric term to describe a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases typified by dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The current classifications are unsatisfactory, but IM associated with other ...
    • Points to consider in cardiovascular disease risk management among patients with rheumatoid arthritis living in South Africa, an unequal middle income country 

      Solomon, Ahmed; Stanwix, Anne E.; Castaneda, Santos; Llorca, Javier; Gonzalez-Juanatey, Carlos; Hodkinson, Bridget; Romela, Benitha; Ally, Mahmood M. T. M.; Maharaj, Ajesh B.; Van Duuren, Elsa M.; Ziki, Joyce J.; Seboka, Mpoti; Mohapi, Makgotso; Jansen Van Rensburg, Barend J.; Tarr, Gareth S.; Makan, Kavita; Balton, Charlene; Gogakis, Aphrodite; González-Gay, Miguel A.; Dessein, Patrick H. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-06-16)
      Background: It is plausible that optimal cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk management differs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from low or middle income compared to high income populations. This study aimed ...
    • Speckle tracking echocardiography in acute lupus myocarditis : comparison to conventional echocardiography 

      Du Toit, Riette; Herbst, Phillip G.; Van Rensburg, Annari; Snyman, Hendrik W.; Reuter, Helmuth; Doubell, Anton F. (BioScientifica, 2017)
      Aims: Lupus myocarditis occurs in 5–10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). No single feature is diagnostic of lupus myocarditis. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) can detect subclinical left ...