Research Articles (Internal Medicine)

Research Articles (Internal Medicine)

 

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  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-10)
    For decades there has been an emphasis on the first presentation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke and subsequently the effort in prevention was on these two conditions. This strategy ...
  • Muchiri, Jane Wanjiku; Gericke, Gerda J.; Rheeder, Paul (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    OBJECTIVE : The objective of the study was to explore the views and experiences of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus on a nutrition education programme. DESIGN : Interpretative phenomenological design. SETTING : The ...
  • Muchiri, Jane Wanjiku; Gericke, Gerda J.; Rheeder, Paul (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the effect of a nutrition education (NE) programme on diabetes knowledge and attitudes of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS : Eighty-two adults (40–70 years) with poorly controlled ...
  • Stoltz, Anton Carel; Malinga, Lesibana; Brand, Jeannette; Olorunju, Steve; Van der Walt, Martie (Elsevier, 2016-08)
    Mutations causing mono and cross-resistance among amikacin, kanamycin and capreomycin of second-line injectable drugs (SLIDs) namely are not well understood.We investigated 124 isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-08)
    Our concept of ST-segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) refers to when coronary blood supply decreases abruptly after a thrombotic occlusion. The underlying mechanism leading to the thrombotic event is an unstable ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-07)
    There is enough documented evidence of the role of low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Anderson, Ronald; Meyer, P.W.A. (Pieter Willem Adriaan); Ally, Mahmood Moosa Tar Mahomed; Tikly, Mohammed (Oxford University Press, 2016-07)
    INTRODUCTION : Smoking is now well recognized not only as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but also as a determinant of disease activity, severity, response to therapy, and possibly mortality. METHODS : Studies, ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-03)
    It is estimated that hypertension is the cause of about 50% of heart disease, stroke and heart failure (HF), 18% of deaths overall and more than 40% of deaths in people with diabetes. In addition, hypertension is a leading ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-04)
    Hypertension and diabetes are linked and could be considered a fatal attraction. Elevated blood pressure is twice as common in people with diabetes as compared to people without diabetes.
  • Nel, Jan Gert; Durandt, Chrisna; Anderson, Ronald; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Mitchell, Timothy J.; Feldman, Charles (Springer, 2016-08)
    This study has explored the role of the pneumococcal toxin, pneumolysin (Ply), in activating human platelets. Following exposure to Ply [10–80 nanograms (ng)/ml], platelet activation and cytosolic Ca2+ concentrations ...
  • Van der Merwe, Tessa; Du Plessis, Johannie; Van Pelt, Jos; Korf, Hannelie; Mathieu, Chantal; Van der Schueren, Bart; Lannoo, Matthias; Oyen, Tom; Topal, Baki; Fetter, Gary; Nayler, Simon; Windmolders, Petra; Van Gaal, Luc; Verrijken, An; Hubens, Guy; Gericke, Martin; Cassiman, David; Francque, Sven; Nevens, Frederik; Van der Merwe, Schalk (Elsevier, 2015-09)
    BACKGROUND & AIMS : The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased with the obesity pandemic. We analyzed the transcriptional profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose ...
  • Nel, Jan Gert; Theron, Annette J.; Durandt, Chrisna; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Pool, Roger; Anderson, Ronald; Mitchell, Timothy J.; Feldman, Charles (Wiley, 2016-06)
    The primary objective of the current study was to investigate the potential of the pneumococcal toxin, pneumolysin (Ply), to activate neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation in vitro. Isolated human blood neutrophils ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-05)
    Studies have shown that only 10.6% of people with hypercholesterolaemia receive a statin or treatment. There is a within-person variability of cholesterol measurements and therefore a one-time measurement of cholesterol ...
  • Ally, Mahmood Moosa Tar Mahomed; Hodkinson, Bridget (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Immune-mediated inflammatory disorders include a clinically diverse group of conditions sharing similar pathogenic mechanisms. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, spondyloarthropathy, inflammatory bowel ...
  • Kgomo, Mpho K.; Jeske, Christian; Elganar, Ali A.; Nagel, Jackoo (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
    Patients with cirrhosis of the liver usually present with a small, shrunken liver and a large spleen. The presence of an unusually huge liver should prompt the treating doctor to look for another cause, as this may be ...
  • Van Hougenhouck-Tulleken, W.G.; Roche, Nathalie; Muranda, A.Z. (Albert) (In House Publications, 2016)
    Pregnancy related acute kidney injury (PrAKI) is a relatively rare syndrome, and is associated with many pregnancy-unique diseases. Due to the physiological changes of pregnancy, PrAKI is difficult to diagnose, hard to ...
  • Kalpee, R. (In House Publications, 2016)
    Rheumatic diseases occur more commonly in women and often during child bearing age. SLE is 10-15 times more common in women than in men.1 Most SLE patients present with their disease between 15 and 64 years age.2 ...
  • Matsebetlela, Emmanuel M. (CSSALL Publishers, 2015)
    Institutional audits constitute one of the ways through which South Africa’s Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) executes its quality assurance mandate. The study investigated the effect of the HEQC’s institutional ...
  • Meel, R.; Goncalves, R. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-01)
    BACKGROUND. Fibrinolytic therapy is a time-critical intervention proven to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Limited data exist in South Africa (SA) regarding time ...
  • Nel, Jan Gert; Theron, Annette J.; Pool, Roger; Durandt, Chrisna; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Anderson, Ronald (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-01)
    The human innate immune system is indispensable for protection against potentially invasive microbial and viral pathogens, either neutralising them or containing their spread until effective mobilisation of the slower, adaptive ...

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