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Incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in white and coloured children in the Western Cape
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004)
Objectives. To record the age-specific incidence rate (ASIR) for diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in coloured and white children aged 0-12 years in the Western Cape (WC). Design. A retrospective population-based ...
Prevention of vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency type 1 virus in a managed care setting
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2000)
[No abstract available]
Prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV and respiratory symptoms in two Zambian communities: Implications for tuberculosis control in the era of HIV
(Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2009-05)
Background: The Stop TB Partnership target for tuberculosis is to have reduced the prevalence of tuberculosis by 50% comparing 2015 to 1990. This target is challenging as few prevalence surveys have been conducted, especially ...
Adrenal rest tumours in congenital adrenal hyperplasia
(Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA), 2008-07)
Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is rare, occurring approximately once in every 15 000 live births.1 At birth it is often suspected in girls because of ambiguous genitalia, ...
When to start antiretroviral therapy in infants and children
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-12)
This articles provides a background for antiretroviral therapy in infants and children, incorporating both old and new data. There is increasing data favouring early therapy for all age groups. Below a year of age, all ...
Bacterial disease and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in HIV-Infected, hospitalized children: A retrospective cohort study
Background: Serious bacterial infections are a major source of morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected children. The spectrum of disease is wide, and responsible organisms vary according to setting. The use of antibiotic ...
Mitral valve prolapse : a study of 45 children
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2003-08)
The knowledge pertaining to mitral valve prolapse is mainly based on studies in adults. In this study, the clinical profile as described in adults was compared with that found in children up to the age of 13 years. Fortyfive ...
Phototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia : national academic hospitals' consensus guidelines for South African hospitals and primary care facilities
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2006-09)
The purpose of this document is to address the current lack of consensus regarding the management of hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates in South Africa. If left untreated, severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia may cause kernicterus ...
A rapid method for detection of five known mutations associated with aminoglycoside-induced deafness
(BioMed Central, 2009-01)
Background: South Africa has one of the highest incidences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world. Concomitantly, aminoglycosides are commonly used in this country as a treatment against MDR-TB. To date, ...
Paediatric HIV disclosure in South Africa : caregivers' perspectives on discussing HIV with infected children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-03)
[No abstract available]