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  • Reyneke, Florette; Snyman, Leon Cornelius; Lawal, Ismaheel; Lengana, Thabo (Medknow Publications, 2020-07)
    Cervical cancer is staged clinically using the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics staging system. Although lymph node status does not form part of the staging, it has important prognostic and potential ...
  • Venyuy, Mbinkar Adeline; Cumber, Samuel Nambile; Nkfusai, Claude Ngwayu; Bede, Fala; Ijang, Yunga Patience; Wepngong, Emerson; Bama, Solange Ngo; Tsoka-Gwegweni, Joyce Mahlako; Tebeu, Pierre Marie (African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-04-10)
    INTRODUCTION : to improve maternal health, barriers that limit access to quality maternal health services must be identified and addressed at all levels of the health system. The World Health Organisation (WHO) cites ...
  • Rachida, Said; Taylor, Maureen B. (MDPI Publishing, 2020-12-19)
    Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a waterborne pathogen of public health importance. In South Africa (SA), unique HAV subgenotype IB strains have been detected in surface and wastewater samples, as well as on fresh produce at ...
  • Le Roux, Christine; Stinson, Kathryn; Dawood, Fazilah; Jansen van Vuuren, Nicole; Dramowski, Angela (Wits University Press, 2020-11)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted clinical training programmes for medical students globally. Continuation of clinical training is important but should be weighed against the risk of transmission of COVID- 19 infection ...
  • Tredoux, Sheree; Warren, Nichola; Buchanan, Glynn Dale (Nihon University School of Dentistry, 2021-05)
    PURPOSE: This study investigated root number and canal configurations, including morphological variations, of mandibular first molars in a subpopulation of South Africans. METHODS: Two calibrated examiners retrospectively ...
  • Bede, Fala; Cumber, Samuel Nambile; Nkfusai, Claude Ngwayu; Venyuy, Mbinkar Adeline; Ijang, Yunga Patience; Wepngong, Emerson Njokah; Nguti Kien, Agatha Tanya (African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-01)
    INTRODUCTION : malnutrition is a major risk factor of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and therefore the importance of good dietary practices and balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. University students tend to ...
  • Francies, Flavia Zita; Hull, Rodney; Khanyile, Richard; Dlamini, Zodwa (e-Century Publishing, 2020-05)
    Breast cancer is a common malignancy among women worldwide. Regardless of the economic status of a country, breast cancer poses a burden in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Developed countries such as the U.S. have ...
  • Sheat, Danny J.; De Castaneda, Rafael Ruiz.; Bempong, Nefti-Eboni; Raviglione, Mario; Machalaba, Catherine; Pepper, Michael Sean; Vayena, Effy; Ray, Nicolas; Wernli, Didier; Escher, Gerard; Grey, Francois; Elger, Bernice S.; Kleineberg, Kaj-Kolja; Beran, David; Miranda, J. Jaime; Huffman, Mark D.; Hersch, Fred; Andayi, Fred; Thumbi, Samuel M.; D’Acremont, Valerie; Hartley, Mary-Anne; Zinsstag, Jakob; Larus, James; Martínez, María Rodríguez; Guerin, Philippe J.; Merson, Laura; Ngyuen, Vinh-Kim; Rühli, Frank; Geissbuhler, Antoine; Salathé, Marcel; Bolon, Isabelle; Boehme, Catharina; Berkley, Seth; Valleron, Alain-Jacques; Keiser, Olivia; Kaiser, Laurent; Eckerle, Isabella; Utzinger, Jurg; Flahault, Antoine (AME Publishing Company, 2020-03)
    With increased complexity in various global health challenges comes a need for increased precision and the adoption of more tailored health interventions. Building on precision public health, we propose precision global ...
  • Sukati, Falethu M.; Ngcelwane, M.V. (Mthunzi); Maku, Maleho Michael (Scientific Research Publishing, 2020-03)
    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the results of non-operative treatment of odontoid fractures in Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria. METHODS: Records for all patients treated for odontoid fractures from ...
  • Louwagie, Goedele M.C.; Morojele, Neo; Siddiqi, Kamran; Mdege, Noreen D.; Tumbo, John; Omole, Olu; Pitso, Lerato; Bachmann, Max O.; Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A. (Oxford University Press, 2020-12)
    Alcohol and tobacco use may lead to negative treatment outcomes in tuberculosis (TB) patients, and even more so if they are HIV-infected. We developed and tested the feasibility of a complex behavioral intervention (ProLife) ...
  • Ferretti, Carlo; Ripamonti, Ugo (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2020-07)
    Translating bone regeneration induced by recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins from animal models to human patients has proven inexplicably inconsistent. This prompted us to test in 5 pediatric patients, an alternative ...
  • Romeo-Stuppy, Kelsey; Marks, Stephen; Analuisa, Pablo; Senkubuge, Flavia; Huber, Laurent (European Publishing, 2020-12)
    ‘In the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in tobacco control worldwide would have been at the Hague, Netherlands, from 9–14 November for the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO Framework Convention ...
  • Viani, Karina; Trehan, Amita; Manzoli, Bianca; Schoeman, Judy (Wiley, 2020-06)
    A child's appropriate development stems in large part from proper nutrition. Malnutrition is an adverse prognostic factor in children with cancer, and its prevalence is highly variable. Currently, there is no standardized ...
  • Ewang, Bestina Forkwa; Eyong, Mathias Esum; Cumber, Samuel Nambile; Nkfusai, Claude Ngwayu; Yankam, Brenda Mbouamba; Anye, Cho Sabastine; Achu, Jacintha Rebang; Suh, Bih Moki; Nkeng, Mildred Njoache; Nzoyom, Rosette Boseme; Tsoka-Gwegweni, Joyce Mahlako; Akum, Eric Achidi (Global Health and Education Projects, 2020)
    BACKGROUND: Inadequate vaccination coverage with increased risk of vaccine preventable disease outbreaks remain a problem in Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the vaccination coverage levels under the Expanded ...
  • Dlamini, Zodwa; Alaouna, Mohammed; Cholo, Moloko C.; Hull, Rodney (Elsevier, 2020-09)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is one of the foremost organisms causing mortality in humans, and has been for most of human history. When faced with an infection the human immune system is ordinarily very competent in ...
  • 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 ...