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  • Diiro, Gracious M.; Kassie, Menale; Muriithi, Beatrice W.; Gathogo, Nancy G.; Kidoido, Michael; Marubu, Rose; Ochola, John Bwire; Mutero, Clifford Maina (MDPI, 2020-10-16)
    This study was carried out to assess individuals’ willingness to pay (WTP) for UZIMAX, a novel plant-based biopesticide developed for malaria vector control. The biopesticide is estimated to kill up to 100% of Anopheles ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Bryant, Grace; Kearney, Sharon; Singh, Praimanand; Devos, Arnold; Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey; Schwellnus, Martin Peter; Botha, Tanita (Taylor and Francis, 2021)
    BACKGROUND : Netball is a physical game with sudden direction changes, decelerations, jumping and landing, stop/start maneuvers and restrictive footwork rules exposing players to injury. Close contact play and shared ...
  • Nikolaidi, Maria Kotopoulea; Muniz-Pardos, Borja; Giannopoulou, Ifigeneia; Guppy, Fergus M.; Fossati, Chiara; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Constantinou, Demitri; Pigozzi, Fabio; Pitsiladis, Yannis (Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2021)
    The decision taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Olympic Games this summer brings new challenges for event organisers and athletes. One such measure taken by the IOC is to mandate that athletes ...
  • Ash, Garrett I.; Stults-Kolehmainen, Matthew; Busa, Michael A.; Gaffey, Allison E.; Angeloudis, Konstantinos; Muniz-Pardos, Borja; Gregory, Robert; Huggins, Robert A.; Redeker, Nancy S.; Weinzimer, Stuart A.; Grieco, Lauren A.; Lyden, Kate; Megally, Esmeralda; Vogiatzis, Ioannis; Scher, LaurieAnn; Zhu, Xinxin; Baker, Julien S.; Brandt, Cynthia; Businelle, Michael S.; Fucito, Lisa M.; Griggs, Stephanie; Jarrin, Robert; Mortazavi, Bobak J.; Prioleau, Temiloluwa; Roberts, Walter; Spanakis, Elias K.; Nally, Laura M.; Debruyne, Andre; Bachl, Norbert; Pigozzi, Fabio; Halabchi, Farzin; Ramagole, Dimakatso Althea; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Wolfarth, Bernd; Fossati, Chiara; Rozenstoka, Sandra; Tanisawa, Kumpei; Boerjesson, Mats; Casajus, Jose Antonio; Gonzalez-Aguero, Alex; Zelenkova, Irina; Swart, Jeroen; Gursoy, Gamze; Meyerson, William; Liu, Jason; Greenbaum, Dov; Pitsiladis, Yannis P.; Gerstein, Mark B. (Springer, 2021-09)
    Millions of consumer sport and fitness wearables (CSFWs) are used worldwide, and millions of datapoints are generated by each device. Moreover, these numbers are rapidly growing, and they contain a heterogeneity of devices, ...
  • Hamilton, Blair R.; Lima, Giscard; Barrett, James; Seal, Leighton; Kolliari-Turner, Alexander; Wang, Guan; Karanikolou, Antonia; Bigard, Xavier; Lollgen, Herbert; Zupet, Petra; Ionescu, Anca; Debruyne, Andre; Jones, Nigel; Vonbank, Karin; Fagnani, Federica; Fossati, Chiara; Casasco, Maurizio; Constantinou, Demitri; Wolfarth, Bernd; Niederseer, David; Bosch, Andrew; Muniz-Pardos, Borja; Casajus, Jose Antonio; Schneider, Christian; Loland, Sigmund; Verroken, Michele; Marqueta, Pedro Manonelles; Arroyo, Francisco; Pedrinelli, Andre; Natsis, Konstantinos; Verhagen, Evert; Roberts, William O.; Lazzoli, Jose Kawazoe; Friedman, Rogerio; Erdogan, Ali; Cintron, Ana V.; Yung, Shu-Hang Patrick; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Ramagole, Dimakatso Althea; Rozenstoka, Sandra; Drummond, Felix; Papadopoulou, Theodora; Kumi, Paulette Y.O.; Twycross-Lewis, Richard; Harper, Joanna; Skiadas, Vasileios; Shurlock, Jonathan; Tanisawa, Kumpei; Seto, Jane T.; North, Kathryn; Angadi, Siddhartha S.; Martinez-Patino, Maria Jose; Borjesson, Mats; Di Luigi, Luigi; Dohi, Michiko; Swart, Jeroen; Bilzon, James Lee John; Badtieva, Victoriya; Zelenkova, Irina; Steinacker, Juergen M.; Bachl, Norbert; Pigozzi, Fabio; Geistlinger, Michael; Goulis, Dimitrios; Guppy, Fergus M.; Webborn, Nick; Yildiz, Bulent O.; Miller, Mike; Singleton, Patrick; Pitsiladis, Yannis P. (Springer, 2021-07)
    Sport is historically designated by the binary categorization of male and female that conflicts with modern society. Sport’s governing bodies should consider reviewing rules determining the eligibility of athletes in the ...
  • Deese, Jennifer; Philip, Neena; Lind, Margaret; Ahmed, Khatija; Batting, Joanne; Beksinska, Mags; Edward, Vinodh A.; Louw, Cheryl; Onono, Maricianah; Palanee-Phillips, Thesla; Smit, Jennifer A.; Baeten, Jared M.; Donnell, Deborah; Mastro, Timothy D.; Mugo, Nelly R.; Nanda, Kavita; Rees, Helen; Morrison, Charles (BMJ Publishing Group Group, 2021-06)
    OBJECTIVES : Reproductive aged women are at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Understanding drivers of STI acquisition, including any association with widely used contraceptives, could help us ...
  • Mhlongo, Neliswa Z.; Ebenhan, Thomas; Driver, Cathryn H.S.; Maguire, Glenn E.M.; Kruger, Hendrick G.; Govender, Thavendran; Naicker, Tricia (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-10)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Maree, Carin; Lubbe, Welma; Barlow, Hilary; Davidge, Ruth; Prullage, Geralyn Sue; Scheepers, Mariana; Van Heerden, Carlien (Elsevier, 2021-04)
    Neonatal nursing is currently not acknowledged as a clinical nurse specialization in the South African context. It is argued that neonatal nursing meets all criteria for designating nursing specialists as specified by the ...
  • Mueller, Debjani; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Hlongwane, T.M.A.G. (Tsakane); Busse, Reinhard; Panteli, Dimitra (BMC, 2021-02)
    BACKGROUND: This study had a threefold aim: to test the value of stakeholder involvement in HTA to reduce evidence gaps and interpret findings; and to assess a medical device by applying the EUnetHTA Core Model (CM) in ...
  • Williams, John; Petrik, Leslie; Wichmann, Janine (Springer, 2021-03)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Scheibe, Andrew; Sibeko, Goodman; Shelly, Shaun; Rossouw, Theresa M.; Zishiri, Vincent; Venter, Willem D.F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-12-17)
    We support public-health-focused interventions, as opposed to recovery-focused interventions. We support the decriminalisation of drug use as much as we oppose the criminalisation of sex work, mandatory HIV disclosure ...
  • Du Preez, T.; Dippenaar, Johannes Marthinus (Tinus) (MedPharm Publications, 2020)
    BACKGROUND : Day case surgery offers advantages to the patient, the family and the performing institution. Children are excellent candidates since they are generally healthy and often require brief surgical interventions. ...
  • Van der Westhuizen, Danielle; Slabber, Cathryn A.; Fernandes, Manuel A.; Joubert, Daniel F.; Kleinhans, George; Van der Westhuizen, Carl Johan; Stander, Andre; Munro, Orde.; Bezuidenhout, Daniela. (Wiley, 2021-06)
    The syntheses of bis(triazolium)carbazole precursors and their corresponding coinage metal (Au, Ag) complexes are reported. For alkylated triazolium salts, di- or tetranuclear complexes with bridging ligands were isolated, ...
  • Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Zar, Heathert; Masekela, Refiloe; Gordon, Stephen; Ozoh, Obianuju; Kagima, Jacqueline; Gray, Diane; Binegdie, Amsalu; Irungu, Anne; Worodria, William (Scientific Scholar, 2020-09)
    As we write this, a patient is in a local South African Hospital on a ventilator following a cardiac arrest after a massive pulmonary embolus. He recently returned from overseas. When he arrived, he had a cough and phoned ...
  • Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Nuss, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-12)
    In 1997, Nuss introduced a minimally invasive non-destructive procedure for pectus excavatum, which revolutionised the treatment of the condition. This review will give a brief history on the management of this condition, ...
  • Chakaya, J.; Binegdie, A.; Irungu, A.; Pearson, B.; Gray, D.; Zar, H.J.; Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Kagima, J.; Mortimer, K.; Ozoh, O.B.; Masekela, R.; Gordon, S.B.; Worodria, W.; Aluoch, J. (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2020-07)
    In response to COVID-19, Africa should develop robust collaborative research programmes, funded by African governments and partners, to include epidemiological, health system, implementation, clinical trials, immunological ...
  • Williams, John; Petrick, Leslie; Wichmann, Janine (National Association for Clean Air, 2021-04)
    No abstract available.
  • Shonhiwa, Andronica M.; Ntshoe, Genevie; Crisp, Noreen; Olowolagba, Ayo J.; Mbuthu, Vusi; Taylor, Maureen B.; Thomas, Juno; Page, N.A. (Nicola) (AOSIS, 2020-07-22)
    BACKGROUND : Suspected diarrhoeal-illness outbreaks affecting mostly children < 5 years were investigated between May and July 2013 in Northern Cape province (NCP) and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province. This study describes ...
  • Francies, Flavia Zita; Dlamini, Zodwa (MDPI, 2021-01)
    Cancer is a global burden and is the second leading cause of mortality. It is largely a non-communicable disease attributable to the accumulation of damaged DNA and deleterious mutations in vital genes caused by exposure ...
  • Strydom, Suzaan; Hattingh, C.; Ngcelwane, M.V. (Mthunzi); Ngcoya, N. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2020-05)
    BACKGROUND : There are limited studies available that examine the epidemiology of children and adolescents admitted with orthopaedic injuries in developing countries. Several unique factors in South Africa, such as a large ...

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