Paediatrics and Child Health

Paediatrics and Child Health

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  • Medina-Marino, Andrew; Mudau, Maanda; Kojima, Noah; Peters, Remco P.H.; Feucht, Ute Dagmar; De Vos, Lindsey; Olivier, Dawie; Muzny, Christina A.; McIntyre, James A.; Klausner, Jeffrey D. (Sage, 2020-03)
    The objective of this study is to assess the predictors and frequency of persistent sexually transmitted infection (STI) positivity in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected pregnant women treated for Chlamydia ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Van Niekerk, Andre; McDonald, Marinda; Friedman, Raymond; Feldman, Charles; Richards, Guy; Mustafa, Fatima (MedPharm Publications, 2020-11-12)
    Allergic rhinitis is a common and troubling condition. Basic management of this condition has been well described. However, acute exacerbations of the chronic condition allergic rhinitis are a seldom discussed or described ...
  • Hendricks, Marc; Cois, Annibale; Geel, Jennifer; Van Heerden, Jaques; Naidu, Gita; Du Plessis, Jan; Bassingthwaighte, Mairi; Van Zyl, Anel; Uys, Ronelle; Buchner, Ane; Rowe, Biance; Omar, Fareed; Mahlachana, Ngoakoane; Thomas, Karla; Vermeulen, Johani; Davidson, Alan; Donald, Kirsty A.; Kruger, Mariana (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2021-07)
    OBJECTIVES : Pediatric sex cord stromal tumors (SCSTs) are extremely rare and there are no reported data from Africa. The authors evaluated the outcomes of children and adolescents with biopsy-proven SCSTs in preparation ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zar, H.J.; Moore, D.P.; Andronikou, S.; Argent, A.C.; Avenant, Theunis Johannes; Cohen, C.; Green, Robin J.; Itzikowitz, G.; Jeena, P.; Nicol, M.P.; Pillay, A.; Reubenson, G.; Masekela, P.; Madhi, S.A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-08)
    BACKGROUND. More comprehensive immunisation regimens, strengthening of HIV prevention and management programmes and improved socioeconomic conditions have impacted on the epidemiology of paediatric community-acquired ...
  • Reubenson, G.; Avenant, Theunis Johannes; Moore, D.P.; Itzikowitz, G; Andronikou, S.; Cohen, C.; Green, Robin J.; Jeena, P.; Masekela, P.; Masekela, R.; Nicol, M.P.; Pillay, A.; Madhi, S.A.; Zar, H.J.; Argent, A.C. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-08)
    BACKGROUND. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) administration and other advances have been associated with a shift in the aetiological spectrum of community-acquired pneumonia, necessitating reconsideration of empiric ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Mustafa, Fatima (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-10)
    We are not quite 6 months into the pandemic lockdown in South Africa (SA), and our caseload and mortality are finally declining. SA has been spared the severe implications of significant hospitalisations and deaths seen ...
  • McGuire, Michelle K.; Seppo, Antti; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Buonsenso, Danilo; Collado, Marıa Carmen; Donovan, Sharon M.; Mu¨ller, Janis A.; Ofman, Gaston; Monroy-Valle, Michele; O’Connor, Deborah L.; Pace, Ryan M.; Van de Perre, Philippe (Mary Ann Liebert, 2021-01)
    In addition to providing life-giving nutrients and other substances to the breastfed infant, human milk can also represent a vehicle of pathogen transfer. As such, when an infectious disease outbreak, epidemic, or ...
  • Mustafa, Fatima; Giles, Rachel; Pepper, Michael Sean (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-12)
    COVID-19 severity appears to lie in its propensity to cause a hyperinflammatory response, attributed to the cytokine release syndrome (CRS) or ‘cytokine storm’, although the exact role of the CRS remains to be fully ...
  • Van Niekerk, Andre; Khan, Naazneen; Lake, Lori; Kroon, Max; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Witten, Chantell; Swart, Rina; Saloojee, Haroon; Scott, Chris; Manyuha, Madome; Doherty, Tanya (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-04)
    Lake et al. refer to the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA) as an example of a professional body that may be fostering transgressions of regulation R991 (R991) of the Regulations Relating to Foodstuffs for Infants and ...
  • Chetty, T.; Daniels, B.B.; Ngandu, N.K.; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-11)
    BACKGROUND. Travel screening for infectious diseases is often implemented to delay or prevent the entry of infected persons to a country/area. OBJECTIVES. To evaluate the effectiveness of different point-of-entry screening ...
  • Moonasar, Devanand; Pillay, Anban; Leonard, Elizabeth; Naidoo, Raveen; Mngemane, Shadrack; Ramkrishna, Wayne; Jamaloodien, Khadija; Lebese, Lebogang; Chetty, Kamy; Bamford, Lesley; Tanna, Gaurang; Ntuli, Nhlanhla; Mlisana, Koleka; Madikizela, Lindiwe; Modisenyane, Moeketsi; Engelbrecht, Christie; Maja, Popo; Bongweni, Funeka; Furumele, Tsakani; Mayet, Natalie; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Talisuna, Ambrose; Ramadan, Otim Patrick Cossy; Pillay, Yogan (BMJ Publishing Group, 2021)
    On 5 March 2020, South Africa recorded its first case of imported COVID-19. Since then, cases in South Africa have increased exponentially with significant community transmission. A multisectoral approach to containing ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Zar, Heather J.; Madhi, Shabir A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-08)
    The two articles in this edition of CME follow up on those in the previous edition, i.e. epidemiology/aetiology and diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. The articles in this issue cover recommendations ...
  • Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Feucht, Ute Dagmar; Pillay, S.; Reubenson, G.; Jeena, P.; Madhi, S.; Mayet, N.T.; Velaphi, S.; McKerrow, N.; Mathivha, L.R.; Makubalo, N.; Green, Robin J.; Gray, G. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2021-02)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many hospitals severely limiting or denying parents access to their hospitalised children. This article provides guidance for hospital managers, healthcare staff, district-level ...
  • Monnin, Audrey; Nagot, Nicolas; Peries, Marianne; Vallo, Roselyne; Meda, Nicolas; Singata-Madliki, Mandisa; Tumwine, James K.; Kankasa, Chipepo; Ngandu, Nobubelo; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Reynier, Pascal; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Van de Perre, Philippe; Moles, Jean-Pierre (MDPI, 2020-09)
    Children who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-exposed but uninfected (CHEU) accumulate maternal HIV and antiretroviral exposures through pregnancy, postnatal prophylaxis, and breastfeeding. Here, we compared the ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Van Bruwaene, Lore; Mustafa, Fatima; Van Niekerk, Andre (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020)
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 virus (SARS-CoV-2). Infections were first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and the infection has recently spread worldwide and ...
  • Warner, John O.; Green, Robin J.; Mustafa, Fatima (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-12)
    While the epidemic of respiratory allergy (asthma and rhinitis) which began 50–60 years ago has begun to taper off in some parts of the world, most notably in affluent countries, a second wave involving food allergy and ...
  • Van Niekerk, Andre; Delport, Suzanne D. (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-10)
    Medicalised birth is increasing on a global scale. Scheduled caesarean deliveries have become the most common delivery mode in the South African private sector despite evidence that a vaginal delivery is the safest delivery ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Mustafa, Fatima (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-10)
    The year 2020 is almost a bygone. What a year it’s been for medical science and healthcare! We have all been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, each in our own way. Most congresses have been cancelled and international travel ...

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