• Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in HIV : the evidence 

      Oliphant, C. E. M.; Young, T.; Araoyinbo, I.; Volmink, J. (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 ...
    • Evidence-based African first aid guidelines and training materials 

      Van de Velde, Stijn; De Buck, Emmy; Vandekerckhove, Philippe; Volmink, Jimmy (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2011-07)
      This Health in Action report describes the African First Aid Materials project (AFAM, http://www.afam.redcross.be/). This project developed evidence-based guidelines on how basic first responders should be trained to ...
    • Influences on the choice of health professionals to practise in rural areas 

      Couper, I. D.; Hugo, J. F. M.; Conradie, H.; Mfenyana, K. (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. ...
    • “It’s for a good cause, isn’t it?” – exploring views of South African TB research participants on sample storage and re-use 

      Van Schalkwyk, Gerrit; De Vries, Jantina; Moodley, Keymanthri (BioMed Central, 2012-07)
      Background: The banking of biological samples raises a number of ethical issues in relation to the storage, export and re-use of samples. Whilst there is a growing body of literature exploring participant perspectives in ...
    • It’s my blood : ethical complexities in the use, storage and export of biological samples : perspectives from South African research participants 

      Moodley, Keymanthri; Sibanda, Nomathemba; February, Kelsey; Rossouw, Theresa (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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reporting of health equity considerations in cluster and individually randomized trials 

      Petkovic, Jennifer; Jull, Janet; Yoganathan, Manosila; Dewidar, Omar; Baird, Sarah; Grimshaw, Jeremy M.; Johansson, Kjell A.; Kristjansson, Elizabeth; McGowan, Jessie; Moher, David; Petticrew, Mark; Robberstad, Bjarne; Shea, Beverley; Tugwell, Peter; Volmink, Jimmy; Wells, George A.; Whitehead, Margaret; Cuervo, Luis G.; White, Howard; Taljaard, Monica; Welch, Vivian (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-04-03)
      Background: The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard study design to inform decisions about the effectiveness of interventions. However, a common limitation is inadequate reporting of ...
    • 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 ...