Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health)

Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health)

 

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  • Green, Robin J.; Webb, David; Jeena, Prakash Mohan; Wells, Mike; Butt, Nadia; Hangoma, Jimmy Mapenzi; Moodley, Rajatheran Sham; Maimin, Jackie; Wibbelink, Margreet; Mustafa, Fatima (Elsevier, 2021-06)
    Fever is one of the most common reasons for unwell children presenting to pharmacists and primary healthcare practitioners. Currently there are no guidelines for assessment and management of fever specifically for community ...
  • Mustafa, Fatima; Koekemoer, L.A.; Green, Robin J.; Turner, A.C. (Astrid); Becker, Piet J.; Van Biljon, Gertruida (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    OBJECTIVES : Increasing antimicrobial resistance has become a looming threat to paediatric health and, therefore, health facilities are obliged to practice antimicrobial stewardship. This study was undertaken to review ...
  • Fabian, Ido Didi; Abdallah, Elhassan; Abdullahi, Shehu U.; Global Retinoblastoma Study Group; Reynders, David; Schoeman, Judy (American Medical Association, 2020-02-27)
    IMPORTANCE : Early diagnosis of retinoblastoma, the most common intraocular cancer, can save both a child’s life and vision. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that many children across the world are diagnosed late. To ...
  • Naoman, Kinza; Hendriksz, Christian J.; Radcliffe, Graham; Roncaroli, Federico; Moreea, Sulleman; Hussain, Afifah; Stepien, Karolina M. (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    The mannose phosphate isomerase-congenital disorder of glycosylation (MPI-CDG) is caused by phosphomannose isomerase deficiency. Clinical features include hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia, protein losing enteropathy, hepatomegaly ...
  • Stepien, Karolina M.; Gevorkyan, Anait K.; Hendriksz, Christian J.; Lobzhanidze, Tinatin V.; Perez-Lopez, Jordi; Tol, Govind; Del Toro Riera, Mireia; Vashakmadze, Nato D.; Lampe, Christina (BioMed Central, 2020-05-14)
    BACKGROUND : Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are rare, inherited disorders associated with enzyme deficiencies that result in glycosaminoglycan (GAG) accumulation in multiple organ systems. Management of MPS is evolving ...
  • Van Tonder, D.J. (Daniel); Keough, Natalie; Van Niekerk, Martin L.; Van Schoor, Albert-Neels (Wiley, 2021-05)
    INTRODUCTION : We determine the location of the common facial vein (CFV) in a sample of neonates and assess the safety of this vein as an alternative access route for a central venous catheter (CVC). MATERIALS AND METHODS ...
  • Dillon, Bronwyn; Feben, Candice; Segal, David; Du Plessis, Johannes; Reynders, David; Wainwright, Rosalind; Poole, Janet; Krause, Amanda (Wiley Open Access, 2020-08)
    BACKGROUND : Fanconi anemia (FA) is phenotypically diverse, hereditary condition associated with bone marrow failure, multiple physical abnormalities, and an increased susceptibility to the development of malignancies. ...
  • Van Bruwaene, Lore; Green, Robin J.; Joshi, Jayneel A.; Cloete, Jeane (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-10)
    Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has made a significant impact around the world through COVID-19 and its related complications. Individuals with comorbid conditions and the elderly have been at risk of significant inflammatory c ...
  • Van den Berg, Sylvia; Van Rooyen, Cathy (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-06)
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  • Berman, Dilys; Peter, Jonny G.; Green, Robin J. (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2020-06)
    For the last few decades, pollen counts in South Africa have been available only for Cape Town. There has been little monitoring of the pollen in the rest of the country and, for some South African cities, there are no ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Hockman, M.; Friedman, R.; Van Niekerk, Andre; Feldman, C.; Vardas, E.; Quitter, R.; Els, Carla; Van Bruwaene, L.; Nanan, A.; Peter, J.; Seedat, R.Y.; Levin, M.; Bateman, C.; Davis, G.; Davis, M.; Gill, M.; Gray, C.; Karabus, S.; Lewis, H.; Lodder, C.; Maharaj, S.; McDonald, M.; Moodley, T.; Mosito, K.; Motakef, S.; Parris, D.; Pio, P.; Ramjettan, S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    Chronic rhinitis is a troublesome condition for sufferers. It is tempting to label all patients with chronic nasal symptoms as having allergic rhinitis (AR), but many such patients have other causes of chronic rhinitis ...
  • Hendricks, C.L. (Candice); Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-09)
    Reports indicate that children infected with SARS-CoV-2 have thus far presented with less severe disease than adults. Anxiety regarding a greater ability to transmit the virus is largely unfounded and has played a significant ...
  • Zar, Heather J.; Green, Robin J.; Madhi, Shabir A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the importance of viral respiratory infections as a cause of mortality and morbidity. Fortunately, children across the world have lower rates of COVID-19 (disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) ...
  • Van Rooyen, Cathy; Van den Berg, Sharon; Becker, Piet J.; Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    BACKGROUND : Allergy is a common health problem in South Africa (SA), and a rational approach to allergy testing is essential to ensure cost-effective as well as optimal patient diagnosis and management. OBJECTIVES : To ...
  • Moore, D.P.; Green, Robin J.; Cohen, C.; Itzikowitz, G.; Andronikou, S.; Argent, A.C.; Avenant, Theunis Johannes; Jeena, P.; Masekela, R.; Nicol, M.P.; Pillay, A.; Reubenson, G.; Madhi, S.A.; Zar, H.J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    BACKGROUND. Pneumonia remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among South African (SA) children. Improved immunisation regimens, strengthening of HIV programmes, better socioeconomic conditions and new preventive ...
  • Zar, H.J.; Moore, D.P.; Itzikowitz, G.; Green, Robin J.; Argent, A.C.; Avenant, Theunis Johannes; Cohen, C.; Jeena, P.; Masekela, R.; Pillay, A.; Reubenson, G.; Madhi, S.A.; Andronikou, S.; Nicol, M.P. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    BACKGROUND. Accurate diagnosis and attribution of the aetiology of pneumonia are important for measuring the burden of disease, implementing appropriate treatment strategies and developing more effective interventions. ...
  • Van Bruwaene, Lore; Mustafa, Fatima; Cloete, Jeane; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    In response to rising numbers of cases of COVID-19, which had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the President of South Africa imposed a nationwide lockdown on 23 March 2020, effective on 27 March ...
  • Nsibande, D.F.; Goga, Ameena Ebrahim; Laubscher, R.; Lombard, C.; Cheyip, M.; Jackson, D.; Larsen, A.; Mogashoa, M.; Dinh, T.-H.; Ngandu, N.K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07)
    BACKGROUND. Despite substantial progress in reducing pregnancy-related preventable morbidity and mortality, these remain unacceptably high in developing countries. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised ...
  • Mustafa, Fatima; Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-06)
    COVID-19, and the novel coronavirus causing it, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. It presents with signs and symptoms of respiratory illness, and other nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms ...
  • Gray, C.L.; Van Niekerk, Andre (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-08)
    In endeavouring to mitigate the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a concerning practice of spraying individuals with disinfectant via so-called ‘disinfection tunnels’ has come to light. The Allergy Society of South Africa ...

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