Paediatrics and Child Health

Paediatrics and Child Health

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  • Van Niekerk, Andre; Levin, M.; Katz, H.; Stuurman, C. (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2016-12)
    With the increase of allergic conditions in South Africa, it is becoming more common for schools to have children in their care who suffer from asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, insect allergies, anaphylaxis and ...
  • Hendriksz, Christian J.; Solanki, Guirish A.; Sun, Peter P.; Martin, Kenneth W.; Lampe, Christina; Guffon, Nathalie; Hung, Annie; Sisic, Zlatko; Shediac, Renée; Harmatz, Paul R. (Elsevier (open access), 2016-08)
    OBJECTIVES : To gain insight into the frequency, age of onset, and management of cervical cord compression in mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI). METHODS : Cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and/or cervical ...
  • Hendriksz, Christian J.; Giugliani, R.; Harmatz, P.; Jones, S.A.; Mendelsohn, N.J.; Vellodi, A.; Qiu, Y.; Vijayaraghavan, S.; Whiteman, D.A.H.; PAno, A. (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    OBJECTIVES : This 109-week, nonrandomized, observational study of mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II) patients already enrolled in the Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS) (NCT00882921), assessed the long-term immunogenicity of ...
  • Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Dinh, Thu–Ha; Jackson, Debra J.; Lombard, Carl J.; Puren, Adrian; Sherman, Gayle; Ramokolo, Vundli; Woldesenbet, Selamawit; Doherty, Tanya; Noveve, Nobuntu; Magasana, Vuyolwethu; Singh, Yagespari; Ramraj, Trisha; Bhardwaj, Sanjana; Pillay, Yogan (Edinburgh University Global Health Society, 2016-12)
    BACKGROUND : Eliminating mother–to–child transmission of HIV (EMTCT), defined as ≤50 infant HIV infections per 100 000 live births, is a global priority. Since 2011 policies to prevent mother–to–child transmission of HIV ...
  • Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Besada, Donela; Rohde, Sarah; Raphaely, Nika; Daviaud, Emmanuelle; Ramokolo, Vundli; Magasana, Vuyolwethu; Noveve, Nobuntu; Doherty, Tanya (Co-Action Publishing, 2016-11-06)
    BACKGROUND : The World Health Organization recommends that antiretroviral therapy be started as soon as possible, irrespective of stage of HIV infection. This ‘test and treat’ approach highlights the need to ensure that men ...
  • Smuts, Izelle; Reinecke, Carolus J.; Koekemoer, Gerhard; Van der Westhuizen, Francois H.; Louw, Roan; Lindeque, Jeremie Z.; Mienie, Lodewikus J. (Springer, 2012-04)
    Metabolomic analysis of the urinary organic acids from 39 selected children with defined respiratory chain deficiencies (RCDs) was performed using untargeted gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, revealing the presence ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Jeevarathnum, A.C.; Van Niekerk, Andre (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2016-09)
    Wheeze is common in infants and young children. Asthma is but one cause and it is obviously important to exclude or include as it is amenable to specific therapy. It is also obvious that the pre-school or young child is ...
  • Maharaj, M.; Dungwa, Norman (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-09)
    A 1-week-old infant was brought to a regional hospital with a history of recurrent seizures following lower abdominal septic skin infection. She was found to have neonatal tetanus, and a spatula test was positive. The ...
  • Hendriksz, Christian J.; Berger, Kenneth I.; Lampe, Christina; Kircher, Susanne G.; Orchard, Paul J.; Southall, Rebecca; Long, Sarah; Sande, Stephen; Gold, Jeffrey I. (BioMed Central, 2016-08-26)
    The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) comprise a heterogeneous family of rare, genetic lysosomal storage disorders that result in severe morbidity and reduced life expectancy. Emerging treatments for several of these disorders ...
  • Pattinson, Robert Clive; Leisher, Susannah Hopkins; Teoh, Zheyi; Reinebrant, Hanna; Allanson, Emma; Blencowe, Hannah; Erwich, Jan Jaap; Froen, J. Frederik; Gardosi, Jason; Gordijn, Sanne; Gulmezoglu, A. Metin; Heazell, Alexander E.P.; Korteweg, Fleurisca; Lawn, Joy; McClure, Elizabeth M.; Smith, Gordon C.S.; Tuncalp, Ozge; Wojcieszek, Aleena M.; Flenady, Vicki (BioMed Central, 2016-09-15)
    BACKGROUND : To reduce the burden of 5.3 million stillbirths and neonatal deaths annually, an understanding of causes of deaths is critical. A systematic review identified 81 systems for classification of causes of ...
  • Abbott, Salome; Green, Robin J.; Annamalay, Alicia A.; Sikazwe, Chisha; Khoo, Siew-Kim; Bizzintino, Joelene; Zhang, Guicheng; Laing, Ingrid; Chidlow, Glenys R.; Smith, David W.; Gern, James; Goldblatt, Jack; Lehmann, Deborah; Le Souëf, Peter N. (Elsevier, 2016-08)
    BACKGROUND : Human rhinovirus (RV) is the most common respiratory virus and has been associated with frequent and severe acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI). The prevalence of RV species among HIV-infected children ...
  • Smuts, Izelle (New Media Publishing, 2016-08)
    A group of 7 progressive, multi-system disorders with at least 11 different lysosomal enzyme deficiencies.
  • Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Singh, Yagespari; Singh, Michelle; Noveve, Nobuntu; Magasana, Vuyolwethu; Ramraj, Trisha; Abdullah, Fareed; Coovadia, Ashraf H.; Bhardwaj, Sanjana; Sherman, Gayle G. (Springer, 2017)
    INTRODUCTION : Increasing access to HIV-related care and treatment for children aged 0–18 years in resource-limited settings is an urgent global priority. In 2011–2012 the percentage increase in children accessing a ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Van Niekerk, Andre; Jeevarathnum, A.C.; Feldman, C.; Richards, G.A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-08)
    The human body is exposed to a multitude of microbes and infectious organisms throughout life. Many of these organisms colonise the skin, gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and airway. We now recognise that this colonisation ...
  • Bergh, Anne-Marie; De Graft-Johnson, Joseph; Khadka, Neena; Om’Iniabohs, Alyssa; Udani, Rekha; Pratomo, Hadi; De Leon-Mendoza, Socorro (BioMed Central, 2016-01-27)
    BACKGROUND : Kangaroo mother care has been highlighted as an effective intervention package to address high neonatal mortality pertaining to preterm births and low birth weight. However, KMC uptake and service coverage have ...
  • Van den Berg, Sharon; Van Rooyen, Cathy (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2016-06)
    A great number of advances have been made in the diagnostic tools and testing methods available for foodallergy diagnosis. Improved and new methodologies have become available not only to identify the presence of a food ...
  • Muller, Ernst W.; Stevens, Paul S.; Becker, P. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-03)
    BACKGROUND : The time from birth to the first paediatric surgical consultation of neonates with gastroschisis is a predictor of mortality in developing countries. This is contrary to findings in the developed world. We ...
  • Feucht, Ute Dagmar; Van Bruwaene, L.; Becker, Piet J.; Kruger, Mariana (Wiley, 2016-05)
    OBEJECTIVES : To describe growth in HIV‐infected children on long‐term antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to assess social, clinical, immunological and virological factors associated with suboptimal growth. METHODS : This ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Madhi, S.A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
    Many cases of bronchiolitis are caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which was first identified in 1956 as causing illness in humans. Despite ongoing efforts since the 1960s to develop an RSV vaccine, it has ...
  • Green, Robin J.; White, D.A.; Madhi, S.A.; Jeena, P.; Zar, H.J.; Morrow, B.M.; Masekela, R.; Risenga, S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
    Bronchiolitis is a viral-induced lower respiratory tract infection that occurs predominantly in children <2 years of age, particularly infants. Many viruses have been proven or attributed to cause bronchiolitis, including ...

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