• Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19 : a review and management guidance for South Africa 

      Coetzee, A.; Taljaard, J. J.; Hugo, S. S.; Conradie, M.; Conradie-Smit, M.; Dave, J. A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article reviews the association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and COVID-19. We report on the convergence of infectious diseases such as coronavirus infections and non-communicable diseases including ...
    • Influence of disodium etidronate on Paget's disease of bone 

      Muir, H. G.; Schabort, I.; Hough, F. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987)
      The use of agents that decrease bone resorption, notably the calcitonins, diphosphonates and mithramycin, has been shown to result in symptomatic and/or biochemical improvement in patients with Paget's disease of bone ...
    • An interesting D-lemma : what is all the excitement about vitamin D? 

      Conradie, Marli; Ascott-Evans, Brynne (Medpharm Publications, 2012)
      There has been a dramatic interest in the importance of vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin”, in the past few years with regard to its impact on various aspects of health and disease. Research into well-known skeletal effects, ...
    • Leiomyoma : a rare cause of adrenal incidentaloma 

      Alteer, Mohamed; Ascott-Evans, Brynn; Conradie, Magda (Medpharm Publications, 2013)
      A 40-year-old, treatment-naïve, human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV) positive male was found to have a large right adrenal incidentaloma on ultrasound of the abdomen, which was confirmed on adrenal computed tomography imaging. ...
    • New anabolic agents in the treatment of osteoporosis 

      Hough, Stephen (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2003)
      [No abstract available]
    • Pancreatic islet regeneration : therapeutic potential, unknowns and controversy 

      Cockburn, Ingrid L.; Ferris, William F. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015-07-27)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Glucose homeostasis in mammals is primarily maintained by the insulin-secreting β-cells contained within pancreas-resident islets of Langerhans. Gross disruption of this glucose regulation as a result ...
    • The role of point-of-care blood testing for ketones in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis 

      Coetzee, Ankia; Hoffmann, Mariza; Ascott-Evans, Brynne (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Background. Urine dipstick testing for ketones is widely used when diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is suspected in patients with hyperglycaemia. If urinary ketones are positive, patients are referred for further management – ...
    • Steroid-induced osteoporosis 

      Hough, F. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1994)
      To the Editor: Kalla et al. ' recently published their work on the effect of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy on the bone mass of 'patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). They made the ...
    • Vanadate impedes adipogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells derived from different depots within bone 

      Jacobs, Frans Alexander; Sadie-Van Gijsen, Hanel; Van de Vyver, Mari; Ferris, William Frank (Frontiers Media, 2016-08-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is associated with an increase in bone marrow adiposity, which skews the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) progenitors away from osteoblastogenesis ...