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It’s my blood : ethical complexities in the use, storage and export of biological samples : perspectives from South African research participants
(BioMed Central, 2014-01)
Background: The use of biological samples in research raises a number of ethical issues in relation to consent, storage, export, benefit sharing and re-use of samples. Participant perspectives have been explored in ...
Non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case for cohort studies
(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 ...
South African medical schools : current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile
(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 ...
Predictors of condom use and refusal among the population of Free State province in South Africa
(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 ...
Perspectives on key principles of generalist medical practice in public service in Sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative study
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 ...
Life expectancies of South African adults starting antiretroviral treatment : collaborative analysis of cohort studies
(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 ...
Confronting the illusion of certainty : what has clinical epidemiology contributed?
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006)
Influences on the choice of health professionals to practise in rural areas
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-11)
Background: Training health care professionals (HCPs) to work in rural areas is a challenge for educationalists. This study aimed to understand how HCPs choose to work in rural areas and how education influences this. ...
Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care with a mobile fundal camera - Evaluation of a South African pilot project
(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 ...
Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in HIV : the evidence
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008-04)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) damages the body’s immune system, making secondary (or opportunistic) infections more common. Treatment and prevention of such infections is integral to the management of patients with ...