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Health Sciences

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  • Pattinson, Robert Clive; Flenady, Vicki; Wojcieszek, Aleena M.; Fjeldheim, Ingvild; Friberg, Ingrid K.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Jani, Jagrati V.; Myhre, Sonja; Middleton, Philippa; Crowther, Caroline; Ellwood, David; Tudehope, David; Ho, Jacqueline; Matthews, Jiji; Ortega, Aurora Bermudez; Venkateswaran, Mahima; Chou, Doris; Say, Lale; Mehl, Garret; Froen, J. Frederik (BioMed Central, 2016-09)
    BACKGROUND : Electronic health registries – eRegistries - can systematically collect relevant information at the point of care for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). However, a suite of process and ...
  • Smuts, Izelle; Koene, Saskia; Hendriks, Jan C.M.; Dirks, Ilse; De Boer, Lonneke; De Vries, Maaike C.; Janssen, Mirian C.H.; Fung, Cheuk-Wing; Wong, Virginia C.N.; De Coo, I. Rene F.M.; Vill, Katharina; Stendel, Claudia; Klopstock, Thomas; Falk, Marni J.; McCormick, Elizabeth M.; McFarland, Robert; De Groot, Imelda J.M.; Smeitink, Jan A.M. (Springer Verlag, 2016-06-06)
    OBJECTIVE : There is an urgent need for reliable and universally applicable outcome measures for children with mitochondrial diseases. In this study, we aimed to adapt the currently available Newcastle Paediatric ...
  • Verwey, M.; Joubert, Annie M.; Visagie, M.H. (Michelle Helen); Annie M.; Theron, A.E. (Biomedical Research Press, 2016)
    Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide, contributing to 14% of all new cancer cases and 6.8% of all cancer deaths in 2014. A new area of cancer research has arisen from the discovery of cancer ...
  • Outhoff, Kim (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Intermittent or acute insomnia is common and may sometimes require short term treatment with approved hypnotic agents. A diagnosis of insomnia disorder, however, indicates that poor night-time sleep is chronic and is ...
  • Outhoff, Kim (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-05)
    Bipolar Disorder (BD) is characterised by alternating discrete episodes of depression and mania. Rational pharmacotherapy necessitates an appreciation of these different phases and of the possible underlying pathophysiology. ...
  • Pretorius, Marthi A.; Venter, Marietjie; Cohen, Cheryl; Moyes, Jocelyn; Tempia, Stefano; Groome, Michelle; Walaza, Sibongile; Naby, Fathima; Mekgoe, Omphile; Kahn, Kathleen; Von Gottberg, Anne; Wolter, Nicole; Cohen, Adam L.; Von Mollendorf, Claire; Madhi, Shabir A. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016-04)
    BACKGROUND : Increased morbidity and mortality from lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) abstract has been suggested in HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children; however, the contribution of respiratory viruses is ...
  • Mokoena, Taole (College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 2016)
    Severely shocked patients with thoracic injury often require emergency thoracotomy before a definite diagnosis can be made. A method of management of pulmonary injury is described by performing exploratory resuscitative ...
  • Ebrahim, Osman; Rohr, Julia K.; Ive, Prudence; Horsburgh, C. Robert; Berhanu, Rebecca; Shearer, Kate; Maskew, Mhairi; Long, Lawrence; Sanne, Ian; Bassett, Jean; Fox, Matthew P. (BioMed Central, 2016-09)
    INTRODUCTION : A substantial number of patients with HIV in South Africa have failed first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART). Although individual predictors of first-line ART failure have been identified, few studies in ...
  • Odland, Jon Oyvind; Usynina, Anna A.; Grjibovski, Andrej M.; Krettek, Alexandra (Taylor and Francis Open, 2016-11-29)
    BACKGROUND. Small for gestational age (SGA) births have been associated with both short- and long-term adverse health outcomes. Although social risk factors for SGA births have been studied earlier, such data are limited ...
  • Wenhold, F.A.M. (Friedeburg Anna Maria) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    Nutrition screening and assessment initiate the nutrition care process of individuals and groups and are also core in nutrition monitoring and evaluation. Anthropometry is an objective nutritional assessment method, ...
  • Ahmed, Marwan Awad; Muntingh, George L.; Rheeder, Paul (BioMed Central, 2016-10-07)
    BACKGROUND : The association between long-term metformin use and low vitamin B12 levels has been proven. However, the prevalence estimates of metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency showed considerable variation among ...
  • Liebenberg, Cuan; Velleman, Mark D.; Suleman, Farhana Ebrahim (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2016)
    Ulnar-sided wrist pain can be attributed to many pathological processes. This can include traumatic, inflammatory or degenerative conditions. Ulnar impaction syndrome is a group of syndromes that are degenerative ...
  • Sykes, Leanne M.; Dullabh, Hemant D.; Brandt, Paul Dieter; Evans, Paul (South African Dental Association, 2016-11)
    For clinicians wishing to embark on research, the obvious choice may be to use their large patient pool, already at their disposal. Gathering information from old files and records is relatively easy and harmless, as ...
  • Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A.; matjila, S.A. (South African Dental Association, 2016-11)
    OBJECTIVE : To investigate how differences in socio-economic position (SEP) influence satisfaction with dental services among South Africans. METHODS : Data collected from a nationally representative sample of the South ...
  • Rangongo, R.S.; Ngcelwane, M.V.; Suleman, Farhana Ebrahim (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION : The anterior column of the spine is often destroyed by trauma, infection or tumours. It is reconstructed by using an autograft, allograft or synthetic cages. The fibular autograft provides good strength, ...
  • Snyman, Lorraine; Van der Berg-Cloete, S.E. (Sophy); White, John G. (South African Dental Association, 2016-02)
    OBJECTIVES : How do dentists perceive the influence of the external environment on, and what is their confidence in, planning the strategic management of their practices? METHODS : A cross-sectional survey using an ...
  • Scholtz, Leonie; Stolz, Anton; Khan, Aneesah; Moosa, Aqeela; Du Plessis, Andre; Andronikou, Savvas; Swart, Anelia (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-11-11)
    BACKGROUND : Of all areas worldwide, sub-Saharan Africa is worst affected by the HIV and/or AIDS epidemic. Cardiovascular manifestations are very common and are a powerful contributor to mortality, but often go undetected. ...
  • Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Naidoo, S.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. (South African Dental Association, 2016-02)
    OBJECTIVE : To investigate the association between arealevel socio-economic position (SEP) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS : Data collected from a nationally representative sample of the South ...
  • Becker, Piet J.; Brink, Adrian J.; Messina, Angeliki P.; Feldman, Charles; Richards, Guy A.; Goff, Debra A.; Bauer, Karri A.; Nathwani, Dilip; Van den Bergh, Dena (Elsevier, 2016-09)
    BACKGROUND : The available data on antimicrobial stewardship programmes in Africa are scarce. The aims of this study were to assess the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship programme in a setting with limited ...
  • Postma, Thomas Corne; Phalwane, M.G.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. (South African Dental Association, 2016-11)
    INTRODUCTION : There is a need to measure the social accountability of dental students following service learning (SL) exposure. OBJECTIVES : To pilot the Community Service Attitudes Scale (CSAS) and to test its ...

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