• An overview of penetrating traumatic brain injuries at a major civilian trauma centre in South Africa 

      Buitendag, J. J. P.; Ras, A.; Kong, V. Y.; Bruce, J. L.; Laing, G. L.; Clarke, D. L.; Brysiewicz, P. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study reviews our experience with penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in order to define and describe the injury pattern and the outcome. A secondary aim of this study was to review the use of ...
    • Pancreatic transplantation in a patient with severe insulin resistance : a case report 

      Du Toit, D. F.; Heydenrych, J. J.; Coetzee, A. R.; Weight, M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A 22-year-old white woman with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus of 20 years' duration and advanced secondary complications underwent pancreatic transplantation for severe insulin resistance and rapidly progressive ...
    • Performance data of screening mammography at a dedicated breast health centre 

      Apffelstaedt, J. P.; Steenkamp, V.; Baatjes, K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008)
      Background. Mammographic screening has become part of routine health care. We present a first analysis of screening mammography in a dedicated breast health centre in Africa. Objective. To establish a performance benchmark ...
    • Possible radiation injury at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station 

      Van Rensburg, L. C. J.; De Villiers, B.; Van Zyl, C. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1986)
      Any injured patient from Koeberg Nuclear Power Station will be treated in the conventional manner as an acute surgical emergency; this has priority over decontamination. The ideal situation is decontamination at Koeberg ...
    • Preoperative anaemia and clinical outcomes in the South African surgical outcomes study 

      Marsicano, D.; Hauser, N.; Roodt, F.; Cloete, E.; Conradie, W.; Morford, V.; Nel, D.; Bishop, D. G.; Madiba, T. E.; Biccard, B. M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
      Background. In high-income countries, preoperative anaemia has been associated with poor postoperative outcomes. To date, no large study has investigated this association in South Africa (SA). The demographics of SA surgical ...
    • Recurrent pancreatitis after partial ileal bypass for hyperlipidaemia : a case report 

      Du Toit, D. F.; Knott-Craig, C.; Laker, L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1985)
      The case of a 28-year-old man with alcohol-induced bouts of recurrent acute pancreatitis after a partial ileal bypass performed for hyperlipidaemia is presented. Serial computed tomography proved valuable for assessing the ...
    • Reflections on undergraduate teaching 

      Edge, Jenny (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2019)
      Introduction: After 18 years of largely being out of undergraduate teaching of medical students, I am once again immersed. It is the same as it was, but it is also very different. In trying to make sense of this difference, ...
    • The South African Surgical Outcomes Study : a 7-day prospective observational cohort study 

      Biccard, Bruce Mark; Madiba, Thandinkosi E. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Background. Non-cardiac surgical morbidity and mortality is a major global public health burden. Sub-Saharan African perioperative outcome data are scarce. South Africa (SA) faces a unique public health challenge, engulfed ...
    • The spectrum of animal related injuries managed at a major trauma centre in South Africa 

      Wessels, E. U.; Kong, V. Y.; Buitendag, J.; Moffatt, S.; Ras, A. B.; Ras, M.; Smith, M. T. D.; Laing, G. L.; Bruce, J. L.; Bekker, W.; Manchev, V.; Clarke, D. L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Humans come into contact and interact with an array of animals in a number of areas and environments. We set out to review our experience with animal-related injuries in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, ...
    • Splenic rupture caused by a cricket ball. A case report 

      Du Toit, D. F.; Rademan, F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-06)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A 14-year-old boy presented with a ruptured spleen after being injured by a cricket ball during a match. A typical picture of splenic rupture with intra-abdominal haemorrhage was evident on admission to ...
    • Subclavian vein stenosis and axillary vein effort thrombosis: Age and the first rib bypass collateral, thrombolytic therapy and first rib resection 

      Shuttleworth, R. D.; Van der Merwe, D. M.; Mitchell, W. L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Three patients presented with axillary vein 'effort thrombosis'. Intravenous streptokinase for 3 days followed by heparin for 10 days restored patency and relieved symptoms. Pretreatment diagnosis and the ...
    • Takayasu's disease : a report of 3 cases 

      Du Toit, D. F.; Warren, B.; McCormich, M.; Laker, L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1985)
      Three patients with Takayasu's disease are described. In 2 cases aortography demonstrated an occlusion of the great vessels at the origin of the arch of the aorta. In 1 patient there was concomitant aneurysmal dilatation ...
    • Towards a future policy for transplantation in South Africa 

      Steyn, E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1993)
      Tansplantations now universally accepted as the treatment of choice for end-stage organ failure. For patients suffering from corneal blindness or end-stage renal failure, transplantation is the only hope for a cure. ...
    • Traumatic superior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula 

      Du Toit, D. F.; Rademan, F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a case of traumatic superior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula resulting from a stab wound in the abdomen clinical signs of high-output cardiac failure or portal hypertension were absent. Selective ...