• A survey of the management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in South Africa: Do we need guidelines for developing countries? 

      Stefan D.C.; Wessels G. (2008)
      Introduction. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the most common bleeding disorder of childhood Aim. To describe the management of ITP in South Africa. Methods. A survey was sent to 410 doctors in the country, ...
    • Altered plasma neurokinin B levels in patients with pre-eclampsia 

      Geissbuehler V.; Moser R.; Zimmermann K.; Hillermann R.; Czarniecki J.; Gebhardt S.G.; Eberhard J. (2007)
      Objective(s): This study determines the levels of Neurokinin B (NKB) in the plasma of South African coloured pregnant women with and without pre-eclampsia (PE) and correlates these results with clinical data. Additionally, ...
    • An assessment of preliminary food-based dietary guidelines for infants 6-12 months of age in the Little Karoo area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa 

      Van Der Merwe J.; Bourne L.; Marais D. (2007)
      Objective: This study aimed to assess mother's/caregiver's understanding, practical application and cultural acceptability of a preliminary set of South African food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) for children aged 6-12 ...
    • Are affluent, well-educated, career-orientated women knowledgeable users of the oral contraceptive pill? 

      Van Der Westhuizen M.; Hall D.R. (2005)
      Objective: Studies have shown poor knowledge of oral contraceptives among women attending government health clinics and women in rural areas. Little is known about the level of contraceptive knowledge in educated, affluent, ...
    • Computer-based learning for the enhancement of breastfeeding training 

      Du Plessis L.M.; Labadarios D.; Singh T.; Marals D. (2009)
      A great need exists for ongoing breastfeeding training. Students of today relate well to computers in the learning environment. In this study, computer-based learning (CBL) was explored in the context of breastfeeding ...
    • Conversion from a non-indwelling to a Provox®2 indwelling voice prosthesis for speech rehabilitation: Comparison of voice quality and patient preference 

      Vlantis A.C.; Gregor R.T.; Elliot H.; Oudes M. (2003)
      This prospective study assessed the advantages and problems associated with converting a patient using an older generation non-indwelling voice prosthesis to a newer generation indwelling voice prosthesis, in this case the ...
    • Current patient perceptions on the menopause: A South African perspective 

      Smith A.J.; Hall D.R.; Grove D. (2005)
      Objective: To evaluate current patient perspectives on the postmenopausal period in South Africa. Methods: The study was conducted in a specialist private practice in Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa during 2004. All ...
    • Delay and causes of delay in the diagnosis of childhood cancer in Africa 

      Stefan D.C.; Siemonsma F. (2011)
      Background: Although a few studies have investigated delays in diagnosis and treatment among children and adolescents with cancer, this has never been subject of study in South Africa. Early diagnosis is fundamental as it ...
    • Development of the South African renal exchange lists 

      Herselman M.G.; Esau N. (2005)
      Objective. The objective of this developmental study was the development of renal exchange lists for the South African population with renal failure. Subjects and design. A questionnaire was circulated to South African ...
    • Experiences and attitudes of dietitians during the first compulsory community service year (2003) 

      Visser J.; Marais M.; du Plessis J.; Steenkamp I.; Troskie I. (2006)
      Objectives. This study was undertaken to investigate the experiences and attitudes of dietitians during the first compulsory community service (CS) year (2003), to determine their perception of the success of the year as ...
    • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery - The South African experience 

      Van Der Merwe J. (1994)
      Ouestionnaires were sent to 148 South African otorhinolaryngologists to ascertain their experience of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). The Messerklinger approach to FESS was followed by 87% of the surgeons who ...
    • Nutritional management of chronic renal failure by dietitians - The South African experience 

      Herselman M.G.; Esau. N.; Steel K.S.; Allen N.A.; Lang N. (2005)
      Objective. The objective of this descriptive study was to assess the practices of South African dietitians regarding the dietary treatment of patients with chronic renal failure. Subjects and design. A questionnaire was ...
    • Patients' motivations for participating in cardiovascular clinical trials: A local perspective 

      Burgess L.J.; Sulzer N.U.; Hoosain F.; Leverton N.; Bliganut S.; Emanuel S. (2009)
      Objective: To investigate patients' motivations for participating in cardiovascular clinical trials. Methods: Patients attending TREAD Research, located within Tygerberg Hospital, Parow, Western Cape, between January 2005 ...
    • Postmenopausal hormone therapy and quality of life 

      Smith A.J.; Hall D.R.; Grove D. (2006)
      Objective: To evaluate whether hormonal therapy (HT) had any significant effect on quality of life (QoL) in a selected group of postmenopausal women. Methods: The study was conducted in a specialist private practice in ...
    • The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for children at 18 months 

      Duley, L.; Farrell, B.; Armstrong, N.; Spark, P.; Roberts, B.; Smyth, R.; Tivnan, M.; Laws, A.; Corfield, N.; Salte, A.; Thorn, L.; Altman, D.; Yu, L. M.; Abalos, E.; Carroli, B.; Dellepiane, L.; Duarte, M.; Fernandez, H.; Giordano, D.; Clarke, M.; Gray, A.; Hey, E.; Neilson, J.; Simon, J.; Doyle, L.; Kelly, T.; Squires, J.; Collins, R.; Karaoglou, A.; Lilford, R.; Moodley, J.; Robson, S.; Roberts, I.; Rubin, P.; Thornton J.; Twaddle, S.; Villar, J.; Walker, I.; Watkins, C.; Bimbashi, A.; Demalia, E.; Gliozheni ,O.; Shpata, A.; Karolinski, A.; Lamas, M.; Pesaresi, M.; Wainer, V.; Barbato, W.; Paciocco, M.; Bertin, M.; Boiza, E.; Castaldi, J.; Partida, Y.; Arias, C.; Farri, M.; Kerz, G.; Aguirre, J.; De Sagastizabal, M.; Falcone, R.; Morales, E.; Carroli, G.; Krupitzky, S.; Lopez, S.; Palermo, M.; Montes, Varela D.; Delprato, H.; Camusso, H.; Curioni, M.; Ludmer, E.; Brandi, R.; Martin, R.; Mesas, W.; Taralli, R.; Lezaola, M.; Morosini, M.; Andina, E.; Bernal, L.; Estiu, M.; Ulens, E.; Ortiz De Speranza, B.; Peyrano, A.; Damiano, M.; Saumench, C.; Horn, J.; Pritchard, M.; Smith-Orr, V.; Wilson, M.; Lawrence, A.; Watson, D.; Crowther, C.; Paynter, J.; Ashrafunnessa,; Mannan, M.; Shahidullah, M.; Shamsuddin, L.; Barros, Santos C.; Freire, S.; Melo, E.; Cobo, E.; Jaramillo, E.; Cardozo, C.; Fandino, N.; Gaitan, H.; Montano, L.; Lozano, J.; Rojas, M.; Breto, Garcia A.; Fuentes, Ramirez A.; Garcia, Miras R.; Sampera, S.; Farnot, U.; Gomez, E.; Rojas, G.; Valdes, R.; Abd El-Kreem, H.; Al-Hussaini, T.; Hammad, E.; Danso, K.; Kwapong, E.; Ofosu-Barko, E.; Padmini, Jasper M.; Peedicayil, A.; Regi, A.; Sharma, R.; Chauhan, A.; Raut, V.; Udani, R.; Batra, S.; Muthal-Rathore, A.; Ramji, S.; Zutshi, V.; Balakrishnan, S.; Eapen, E.; Koshy, G.; Ambardar, N.; Vadakkepat, P.; Vaidya, D.; Lema, V.; Rijken, Y.; Tadesse, E.; Dada, O.; Sofekun, A.; Ohiaeri, C.; Runsewe-Abiodun, T.; Adewole, I.; Adeyemo, A.; Brown, B.; Oladokun, R.; Adewale, O.; Inimgba, N.; John, C.; Ogu, R.; Ekele, B.; Isah, A.; Onankpa, B.; Jamelle, R.; Junejo, D.; Ruby, Faiz N.; Gul, F.; Sherin, A.; Bangash, K.; Mahmud, G.; Masud, K.; Tasneem, N.; Gassama, S.; Soyei, A.; Agarwal, P.; Rajadurai, V.; Pirani, N.; Delport, S.; Macdonald, P.; Mokhondo, R.; Pattinson, R.; Zondo, M.; Adhikari, M.; Mnguni, N.; Moodley, J.; Carstens, M.; Kirsten, G.; Steyn, W.; Van Zyl, J.; Helwig, A.; Jacobson, S. L.; Panosche, R.; Hammond, E.; Masanganise, L. (2007)
      Objective: To assess the long-term effects of in utero exposure to magnesium sulphate for children whose mothers had pre-eclampsia. Design: Assessment at 18 months of age for children whose mothers were recruited to the ...
    • The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for women at 2 years 

      Duley, L.; Farrell, B.; Armstrong, N.; Spark, P.; Roberts, B.; Smyth, R.; Tivnan, M.; Laws, A.; Corfield, N.; Salter, A.; Thorn, L.; Altman, D.; Yu, L.-M.; Abalos, E.; Carroli, B.; Dellepiane, L.; Duarte, M.; Fernandez, H.; Giordano, D.; Clarke, M.; Gray, A.; Hey, E.; Neilson, J.; Simon, J.; Collins, R.; Karaoglou, A.; Lilford, R.; Moodley, J.; Robson, S.; Roberts, I.; Rubin, P.; Thornton, J.; Twaddle, S.; Villar, J.; Walker, I.; Watkins, C.; Doyle, L.; Bimbashi, A.; Demalia, E.; Gliozheni, O.; Shpata, A.; Karolinski, A.; Lamas, M.; Pesaresi, M.; Wainer, V.; Barbato, W.; Paciocco, M.; Bertin, M.; Boiza, E.; Castaldi, J.; Partida, Y.; Arias, C.; Farri, M.; Kerz, G.; Aguirre, J.; De Sagastizabal, M.; Falcone, R.; Morales, E.; Carroli, G.; Krupitzky, S.; Lopez, S.; Palermo, M.; Montes, Varela D.; Delprato, H.; Camusso, H.; Curioni, M.; Ludmer, E.; Brandi, R.; Martin, R.; Mesas, W.; Taralli, R.; Lezaola, M.; Morosini, M.; Andina, E.; Bernal, L.; Estiu, M.; Ulens, E.; Ortiz De Speranza, B.; Peyrano, A.; Damiano, M.; Saumench, C.; Horn, J.; Pritchard, M.; Smith-Orr, V.; Wilson, M.; Lawrence, A.; Watson, D.; Crowther, C.; Paynter, J.; Ashrafunnessa,; Mannan, M.; Shahidullah, M.; Shamsuddin, L.; Barros Santos, C.; Freire, S.; Melo, E.; Cobo, E.; Jaramillo, E.; Cardozo, C.; Fandino, N.; Gaitan, H.; Montano, L.; Lozano, J.; Rojas, M.; Breto Garcia, A.; Fuentes, Ramirez A.; Garcia, Miras R.; Sampera, S.; Farnot, U.; Gomez, E.; Rojas, G.; Valdes, R.; Abd El-Kreem, H.; Al-Hussaini, T.; Hammad, E.; Danso, K.; Kwapong, E.; Ofosu-Barko, E.; Padmini Jasper, M.; Peedicayil, A.; Regi, A.; Sharma, R.; Chauhan, A.; Raut, V.; Udani, R.; Batra, S.; Muthal-Rathore, A.; Ramji, S.; Zutshi, V.; Balakrishnan, S.; Eapen, E.; Koshy, G.; Ambardar, N.; Vadakkepat, P.; Vaidya, D.; Lema, V.; Rijken, Y.; Tadesse, E.; Dada, O.; Sofekun, A.; Ohiaeri, C.; Runsewe-Abiodun, T.; Adewole, I.; Adeyemo, A.; Brown, B.; Oladokun, R.; Adewale, O.; Inimgba, N.; John, C.; Ogu, R.; Ekele, B.; Isah, A.; Onankpa, B.; Jamelle, R.; Junejo, D.; Ruby, Faiz N.; Gul, F.; Sherin, A.; Bangash, K.; Mahmud, G.; Masud, K.; Tasneem, N.; Gassama, S.; Soyei, A.; Agarwal, P.; Rajadurai, V.; Pirani, N.; Delport, S.; Macdonald, P.; Mokhondo, R.; Pattinson, R.; Zondo, M.; Adhikari, M.; Mnguni, N.; Moodley, J.; Carstens, M.; Kirsten, G.; Steyn, W.; Van Zyl, J.; Helwig, A.; Jacobson, S.-L.; Panosche, R.; Hammond, E.; Masanganise, L. (2007)
      Objective: The aim of this study was to assess long-term effects for women following the use of magnesium sulphate for pre-eclampsia. Design: Assessment at 2-3 years after delivery for women recruited to the Magpie Trial ...
    • The National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS): South Africa, 1999 

      Labadarios D.; Steyn N.P.; Maunder E.; MacIntryre U.; Gericke G.; Swart R.; Huskisson J.; Dannhauser A.; Vorster H.H.; Nesmvuni A.E.; Nel J.H. (2005)
      Objective: The aim of the National Food Consumption Survey (NFCS) in South Africa was to determine the nutrient intakes and anthropometric status of children (1-9 years old), as well as factors that influence their dietary ...
    • The psychosocial functioning of nurses in a burn unit 

      Steenkamp W.C.; Van Der Merwe A.E. (1998)
      The aim of the study was to determine what the effect of a stressful work environment is on the psychosocial functioning of burn unit nurses. A standardised scale, the Psychosocial Functioning Inventory, was used to measure ...
    • The Sexual Function and Influence of Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire (SF-IUIQ) - Assessing sexual function of urinary incontinent women in South Africa 

      Lambrechtsen F.A.C.P.; van Rensburg J.A.; Steyn P.S.; Grove D. (2007)
      Objective. To develop and psychometrically validate a questionnaire that assesses sexual function of urinary incontinent women in South Africa and the influence of incontinence on their sexual function. Design. A prospective ...
    • Tuberculosis meningitis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children 

      Wait J.W.V.; Stanton L.; Schoeman J.F. (2002)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children who recovered from tuberculous meningitis (TBM) as part of an ongoing TBM research project. During ...