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  • Torborg, Alexandra M.; Cronje, Larissa; Thomas, Jennifer M.; Meyer, H.; Bhettay, A.Z.; Diedericks, Johan; Cilliers, Charl; Kluyts, Hyla; Mrara, Busisiwe; Kalipa, Mandisa; Rodseth, Reitze N.; Biccard, Bruce McIure; Allopi, K.; Singh, Usha; Diyelela-Ndwandwa, P.; Nongqo, N.; Ravid, B.; Anamourlis, P.; Coetzee, G.; Dlamini, M.; Foster, C.; Mogane, P.; Nel, D.; Oosthuizen, A.; Redford, L.; Murray, R.; Basson, C.; Joubert, J.; Tshifularo, N.; Els, T.; Orrock, J.; Muthambi, M.; Matebesi, T.; Tshukudu, G.; Maela, D.; Allorto, N.; Bertie, J.; Bishop, D.; Chetty, K.; Grobbelaar, M.; Wise, R.; Von Steiger, I.; Nundlal, P.; Garoufalias, E.; Westcott, G.; Davids, J.; Rajah, C.; Cairns, C.; Mzoneli, Y.; Bhagwan, K.; Cloete, E.; Jaworska, M.; Semenya, E.; Porrill, O.; Mungar, R.; Seonandan, P.; Perumal, N.; Alphonsus, C.; Bosman, M.; De Castro, A.; Drummond, L.; Du Bruyn, M.; Govender, P.; Hardcastle, T.; Hlangu, Z.; Jeena, P.; Mbuyisa, M.; Naidu, T.; Sewlall, J.; Taylor, J.; Timakia, K.; Van der Walt, W.; Biyase, T.; Khumalo, Z.; Kusel, B.; Mukama, I.; Ramburuth, M.; Singaram, S.; Mbeki, M.; Schutte, H.; Anderson, P.; Dorasamy, B.; Kint, P.; Goga, S.; Cronjé, L.; Dube, N.; Jithoo, S.; Naidoo, L.; Naidu, L.; Reddy, T.; Saman, Y.; Rungan, D.; Naidoo, K.; Kabambi, K.; Mgoqo, N.; Mofoka, M.; Usenbo, A.; Chiu, C.; Machere, N.; Maiwald, D.; Davies, G.; Serdyn, T.; Gokal, P.; Dhanjee, N.; Wege, M.; Govender, S.; Tarr, S.; Moodley, M.; Balkisson, M.; Maharaj, A.; Ngcobo, S.; Rorke, N.; Sikhakhane, S.; Khumalo, M.; Ramsamy, T.; Kabongo, K.; Kuhn, W.; Matos-Puig, R.; Naidoo, R.; Thotharam, A.; Chohan, A.; Adam, S.; Appel, I.; Burke, A.; De Vos, C.; Gautam, S.; Joubert, E.; Rautenbach, R.; Roytowski, D.; Szpytko, A.; Brits, E.; Diedericks, B.; Naude, G.; Van Niekerk, J.; Fullerton, Z. (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    BACKGROUND : Children comprise a large proportion of the population in sub-Saharan Africa. The burden of paediatric surgical disease exceeds available resources in Africa, potentially increasing morbidity and mortality. ...
  • Plenge, U.; Nortje, M.B.; Marais, L.C.; Jordaan, J.D.; Parker, R.; Van der Westhuizen, N.; Van der Merwe, J.F.; Marais, J.; September, W.V.; Davies, G.L.; Pretorius, T.; Solomon, C.; Ryan, P.; Torborg, A.M.; Farina, Z.; Smit, R.; Cairns, C.; Shanahan, H.; Sombili, Simon; Mazibuko, A.N. (Andile); Hobbs, H.R.; Porrill, O.S.; Timothy, N.E.; Siebritz, R.E.; Van der Westhuizen, C.; Troskie, A.J.; Blake, C.A.; Gray, L.A.; Munting, T.W.; Steinhaus, H.K.S.; Rowe, P.; Van der Walt, J.G.; Noordien, R. Isaacs; Theron, A.; Biccard, B.M. (BioMed Central, 2018-05-09)
    BACKGROUND : A structured approach to perioperative patient management based on an enhanced recovery pathway protocol facilitates early recovery and reduces morbidity in high income countries. However, in low- and middle-income ...
  • Spijkerman, Sandra (MedPharm Publications, 2017)
    Mediastinal pathology presents a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma that requires management from a multidisciplinary team, often consisting of members of various specialties, including an anaesthetist, surgeon, ...
  • Spijkerman, Sandra (MedPharm Publications, 2017)
    Modern equipment and surgical techniques have enabled endoscopic procedures in smaller patients, making thoracoscopy a possibility for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, even in very young patients.1,2 ...
  • Spijkerman, Sandra (MedPharm Publications, 2017)
    Laryngospasm is a common and serious respiratory complication in anaesthetic practice which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated timeously. This review will look at the definition, epidemiology, mechanism, risk ...
  • Buck, Roxanne Kate (University of Pretoria, 2017)
    Objective To compare the cardiopulmonary function of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) undergoing propofol total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) to isoflurane maintenance in order to evaluate their feasibility for field use. Study ...
  • Kisten, P.; Kluyts, Hyla-Louise (Taylor and Francis, 2018-02-22)
    BACKGROUND : Job satisfaction is a vital contributor to occupational well-being and may be instrumental in mitigating stress and the adverse effects thereof. This is particularly pertinent in anaesthesiology, which is an ...
  • Breedt, Anneme; Coetzee, Johan (Jeff) F.; Kluyts, Hyla-Louise; Scheepers, Pamela (Medpharm Publications, 2017)
    BACKGROUND : Propofol lipid emulsion supports bacterial growth and various outbreaks of postoperative infection are attributed to extrinsic contamination. This study’s objectives were to ascertain propofol administration ...
  • Biccard, B.M.; Alphonsus, C.S.; Bishop, D.G.; Cronje, L.; Kluyts, Hyla-Louise; Kusel, B.; Maswime, S.; Oodit, R.; Reed, A.R.; Torborg, A.M.; Wise, R. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
    BACKGROUND. Perioperative research is currently unco-ordinated in South Africa (SA), with no clear research agenda. OBJECTIVE. To determine the top ten national research priorities for perioperative research in SA. ...
  • Kluyts, H. (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies for health. mHealth is the use of mobile technology in health. As with all information technology (IT), advances in development are rapidly taking place. ...
  • Alberts, A.N.J.D. (Andries) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014)
    Unexpected difficulty in maintaining an open airway following induction of anaesthesia remains an ever-present hazard. Repetitive attempts at direct laryngoscopy and intubation are generally acknowledged to be inappropriate. ...
  • Smith, Francois Jacobus (University of Pretoria, 2004-11-07)
    Introduction The neuropsychological deterioration after cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), is ascribed to brain ischaemia caused by, amongst others, hypotension, cerebral hyperthermia, cerebral embolism, ...
  • Steyn, Johan Daniel (University of Pretoria, 2005-09-22)
    Knowledge of the absorption of inhalation anaesthetic agents is essential if one is to safely administer them. Despite many years of research in linear science, no model has been described that can reliably predict inhalation ...
  • Mohr, Dwayne (University of Pretoria, 2010-08-23)
    Introduction Alternative medicine has been employed in the treatment of several diseases. Listening to music after minor surgery has been beneficial regarding pain control. Aim The aim of this study was to determine the ...
  • Smith, Francois Jacobus; Geyser, M.M. (Mimi); Schreuder, I.; Becker, Piet J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2012-06-19)
    OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on pulse pressure variation (PPV). DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: Operating theatres of a tertiary training ...
  • Mohr, D. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-05)
    Failure to recognise the signs of sudden cardiac arrest or impending cardiac arrest will lead to delayed intervention. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must be initiated without delay, irrespective of the level of skill ...
  • Rantloane, J.L.A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-02)
    Trauma, surgery and anaesthesia are known triggers of the stress response and this has been shown in many studies to present as a hyperglycaemic response. These elevated blood glucose levels have, in turn, been linked in ...
  • Kluyts, H. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-02)
    This discussion will focus on the perioperative anaesthetic considerations for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The preoperative workup of these patients will be covered separately. However, one needs to emphasise ...
  • Milner, A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-08)
    While undergoing conscious sedation for a gastroscopy, an 18-year-old female developed severe hypotension and loss of consciousness. This occurred shortly after an intravenous dose of hyoscine-N-butylbromide (Buscopan®). ...
  • Alberts, A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-05)
    No abstract available.