• Effectiveness of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease in South African children : a case-control study 

      Cohen, Cheryl; Von Mollendorf, Claire; De Gouveia, Linda; Lengana, Sarona; Meiring, Susan; Quan, Vanessa; Nguweneza, Arthermon; Moore, David P.; Reubenson, Gary; Moshe, Mamokgethi; Madhi, Shabir A.; Eley, Brian; Hallbauer, Ute; Finlayson, Heather; Varughese, Sheeba; O'Brien, Katherine L.; Zell, Elizabeth R.; Klugman, Keith P.; Whitney, Cynthia G.; Von Gottberg, Anne (Elsevier, 2017-01-27)
      Background: The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was designed to include disease-causing serotypes that are important in low-income and middle-income countries. Vaccine eff ectiveness estimates are scarce in ...
    • The impact of a change in referral pathway on a paediatric short-stay ward in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Finlayson, Heather; Smit, L.; Esterhuizen, T. M.; Kruger, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
      Background. The opening of the new Khayelitsha District Hospital in April 2012 coincided with a change in referral pathway to Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) for children requiring specialist care. Objective. To determine the ...
    • Updated recommendations for the management of upper respiratory tract infections in South Africa 

      Brink, Adrian J.; Cotton, Mark F.; Feldman, Charles; Finlayson, Heather; Friedman, Ray L.; Green, Robin; Hendson, Willy; Hockman, Maurice H.; Maartens, Gary; Madhi, Shabir A.; Reubenson, Gary; Silverbauer, Eddie J.; Zietsman, Inge L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Background. Inappropriate use of antibiotics for non-severe upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), most of which are viral, significantly adds to the burden of antibiotic resistance. Since the introduction of pneumococcal ...