Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health)

Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health)

 

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  • Geel, Jennifer Ann; Eyal, Katherine Claire; Hendricks, Marc Gerald; Myezo, Khumo Hope; Stones, David Kenneth; Omar, Fareed; Goga, Yasmin; Van Zyl, Anel; Van Emmenes, Barry; Vaithilingum, Manickavallie; Irusen, Shaegan; Bandini, Rossella Marina; Wedi, Oloko; Rowe, Biance; Ballot, Daynia Elizabeth; Metzger, Monika L. (Taylor and Francis, 2021)
    South African children with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have low 5-year overall survival (OS) rates. In this retrospective multicenter study, 271 South African pediatric patients with HL ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Gerhard H.; Feucht, Ute Dagmar; Makin, Jennifer; Le Clus, Nanya; Avenant, Theunis (Public Library of Science, 2021-03)
    BACKGROUND: Human migration is a worldwide phenomenon that receives considerable attention from the media and healthcare authorities alike. A significant proportion of children seen at public sector health facilities in ...
  • Dangor, Ziyaad; Verwey, Charl; Lala, Sanjay G.; Mabaso, Theodore; Mopeli, Keketso; Parris, Denise; Gray, Diane M.; Chang, Anne B.; Zar, Heather J. (MDPI, 2021-07-28)
    The substantial decline in the burden of childhood community acquired lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) over the last decades is associated with improvements in immunization, nutrition, socioeconomic, and control ...
  • Cox, Sharon; Withers, Aletha; Arnold, Marion; Chitnis, Milind; De Vos, Corné; Kirsten, Mari; Le Grange, Susanna M.; Loveland, Jerome; Machaea, Sello; Maharaj, Ashwini; Madhi, Shabir A.; Tate, Jacqueline E.; Parashar, Umesh D.; Groome, Michelle J. (Springer, 2021-10)
    PURPOSE: We assessed management and outcomes for intussusception at nine academic hospitals in South Africa. METHODS: Patients≤3 years presenting with intussusception between September 2013 and December 2017 were ...
  • Mphahlele, Reratilwe Ephenia; Kitchin, Omolemo P.; Masekela, R. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2021)
    OBJECTIVE : To identify reasons for poor asthma control in African children and adolescents. DESIGN : Systematic review DATA SOURCES : PubMed, Scopus, CINHAL, PsycINFO, MEDLINE and Web of Science databases were systematically ...
  • Jeevarathnum, A.C.; Van Niekerk, Andre; Kriel, J.; Green, Robin J. (South African Medical Association NPC, 2021)
    Primary immune deficiency disorders (PIDDs) are common and underdiagnosed. Predominant antibody deficiencies (PADs) are the most common type of immune deficiency and comprise 55% of the immune deficiencies diagnosed. ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Coetzee, Melantha; Lubbe, J.C. (Irene) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2021-09)
    The COVID‑19 pandemic forced educators to go online in a hurry in 2020 and adapt their teaching and assessment approaches. However, despite the urgency, teaching and assessment still need to remain constructively aligned, ...
  • Phonela, Sizwe M.H.; Goller, Ruan; Karsas, Maria (MedPharm Publications, 2020-11)
    Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a metabolic bone disorder commonly encountered in orthopaedic practice within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Although relatively rare, it is among the most researched of the skeletal ...
  • Phonela, Sizwe M.H.; Goller, Ruan; Karsas, Maria (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2020-11)
    Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a metabolic bone disorder commonly encountered in orthopaedic practice within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Although relatively rare, it is among the most researched of the ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Feldman, Charles; Van Niekerk, Andre; McDonald, Marinda; Friedman, Raymond; Richards, Guy (AOSIS, 2020-03-24)
    Acute nasal symptoms are troublesome for patients. In addition, these symptoms are encountered frequently by individuals because of common infectious diseases, especially rhinovirus, giving rise to a ‘common cold’. Acute ...
  • 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 ...

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