• Life expectancies of South African adults starting antiretroviral treatment : collaborative analysis of cohort studies 

      Johnson, Leigh F.; Mossong, Joel; Dorrington, Rob E.; Schomaker, Michael; Hoffmann, Christopher J.; Keiser, Olivia; Fox, Matthew P.; Wood, Robin; Prozesky, Hans; Giddy, Janet; Belen Garone, Daniela; Cornell, Morna; Egger, Matthias; Boulle, Andrew (Public Library of Science, 2013-04-09)
      Background Few estimates exist of the life expectancy of HIV-positive adults receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in low- and middle-income countries. We aimed to estimate the life expectancy of patients starting ...
    • Non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case for cohort studies 

      Holmes, Michelle D.; Dalal, Shona; Volmink, Jimmy; Adebamowo, Clement A.; Njelekela, Marina; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Willett, Walter C.; Adami, Hans-Olov (Public Library of Science, 2010-05-11)
      We believe there is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This conclusion is drawn from the fact that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause a large and growing disease burden (please ...
    • Patient adherence to tuberculosis treatment : a systematic review of qualitative research 

      Munro, Salla A.; Lewin, Simon A.; Smith, Helen J.; Engel, Mark E.; Fretheim, Atle; Volmink, Jimmy (Public Library of Science, 2007-07-24)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background Tuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to the global burden of disease and has received considerable attention in recent years, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where it is ...
    • Perspectives on key principles of generalist medical practice in public service in Sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative study 

      Reid, Stephen J.; Mash, Robert; Downing, Raymond V.; Moosa, Shabir (2011-07-04)
      Abstract Background: The principles and practice of Family Medicine that arose in developed Western countries have been imported and adopted in African countries without adequate consideration of their relevance and ...
    • Predictors of condom use and refusal among the population of Free State province in South Africa 

      Chandran, Thoovakkunon Moorkoth; Berkvens, Dirk; Chikobvu, Perpetual; Nostlinger, Christiana; Colebunders, Robert; Williams, Brian Gerard; Speybroeck, Niko (BioMed Central, 2012-05)
      Background: This study investigated the extent and predictors of condom use and condom refusal in the Free State province in South Africa. Methods: Through a household survey conducted in the Free Sate province of South ...
    • Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care with a mobile fundal camera - Evaluation of a South African pilot project 

      Mash, Bob; Powell, Di; Du Plessis, Felicity; Van Vuuren, Unita; Michalowska, M.; Levitt, N. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-12)
      Background and aims: In South Africa diabetes makes a significant contribution to the burden of disease. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of adult blindness, and screening can reduce the incidence. This project aimed ...
    • South African medical schools : current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile 

      Van der Merwe, L. J.; Van Zyl, G. J.; St. Clair Gibson, A.; Viljoen, M.; Iputo, J. E.; Mammen, M.; Chitha, W.; Perez, A. M.; Hartman, N.; Fonn, S.; Green-Thompson, L.; Ayo-Ysuf, O. A.; Botha, G. C.; Manning, D.; Botha, S. J.; Hift, R.; Retief, P.; Van Heerden, B. B.; Volmink, J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016-01)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Selection of medical students at South African (SA) medical schools must promote equitable and fair access to students from all population groups, while ensuring optimal student throughput and ...