Browsing Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Paediatrics and Child Health) by Issue Date

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  • Bergh, Anne-Marie; Van Rooyen, Elise; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Pattinson, Bob (BioMed Central, 2008-07-23)
    Background Scaling up the implementation of new health care interventions can be challenging and demand intensive training or retraining of health workers. This paper reports on the results of testing the effectiveness of ...
  • Kitchin, Omolemo P.; Lekalakala, M. Ruth; Joshi, Jayneel A.; Meyer, Anja; Masekela, Refiloe; Risenga, Samuel Malamulele; Moodley, Teshni; Avenant, T.J. (Theunis Johannes); Green, Robin J. (Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of South Africa, 2009)
    No abstract available.
  • Avenant, T.J. (Theunis Johannes) (Elsevier, 2009)
    Thirty-seven percent of under-five deaths occur in the neonatal period. Identifying and correcting factors that contribute to neonatal and maternal care are of the utmost importance. Evaluation of severe acute maternal ...
  • Green, Robin J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009-03)
    The buzz word in asthma circles today is ‘control’. We speak fairly glibly about measuring control and getting patients to achieve good asthma control. Whilst this is an excellent and admirable sentiment, what is seldom ...
  • Matji, J.N. (Joan Nteboheleng); Wittenberg, Dankwart F.; Makin, J.D. (Jennifer Dianne); Jeffery, Bridget; MacIntyre, Una Elizabeth; Forsyth, Brian William Cameron (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-03)
    OBJECTIVES: To determine the factors influencing the ability of HIV-infected mothers to adhere to antenatal feeding choices after routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission counselling. PATIENTS and METHODS: The ...
  • Morrow, B.M.; Argent, A.C.; Jeena, Prakash M.; Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-04)
    OBJECTIVE: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has been poorly studied in South Africa, but is likely to be a significant problem, with resulting increased morbidity and mortality in the paediatric intensive care unit ...
  • Prinsloo, Andrea; Potgieter, Johan J.C.; Moodley, Vanessa; Pool, Roger; Opperman, Johannes; Henderson, Shirley; Old, John (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-05)
    An 8-year-old boy was referred with anaemia and splenomegaly. Physical examination revealed short stature, thalassaemic facies, pallor and splenomegaly. The full blood count showed a hypochromic, microcytic anaemia. The ...
  • Masekela, Refiloe; Moodley, Teshni; Mahlaba, N.; Wittenberg, Dankwart F.; Becker, Piet J.; Kitchin, Omolemo P.; Green, Robin J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-11)
    INTRODUCTION: The development or aggravation of a pre-existing atopic state in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been thoroughly investigated in South Africa. HIV-infected adults have been shown to ...
  • Motala, C.; Green, Robin J.; Manjra, Ahmed I.; Potter, Paul; Zar, Heather J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009-12)
    OBJECTIVE: To revise the guideline for the diagnosis and management of chronic asthma in children in view of the following considerations: the existing South African Childhood Asthma Working Group (SACAWG) guideline was ...
  • Cotton, Mark F.; Rabie, Helena; Feucht, Ute Dagmar; Violarie, Avy (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2009-12)
    We review the background and key studies that inform decisions on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) in infants and children. The World Health Organization staging system from 2006 was based on conditions ...
  • Moore, S.W.; Kirsten, Mari; Muller, E.W.; Numanoglu, A.; Chitnis, M.; Le Grange, E.; Banieghbal, B.; Hadley, G.P. (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
    BACKROUND: Intussusception is a common gastrointestinal emergency in children and appears to have a somewhat different clinical spectrum in developing countries. Its etiology is still unclear, but a link to infective agents ...
  • Terblanche, Alta J. (Medpharm Publications, 2010)
    Gastro-oesophageal refl ux (GOR) is a frequent and common phenomenon in humans, also in normal children and adults. GOR involves the involuntary passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus. Most refl ux episodes are ...
  • Hoosen, E.G.M.; Cilliers, A.M.; Hugo-Hamman, C.T.; Brown, S.C.; Harrisberg, J.R.; Takawira, Farirai F.; Govendrageloo, K.; Lawrenson, J.; Hewitson, J. (South African Heart Association, 2010)
    Most children with congenital heart disease have a good outcome if treated appropriately, however the majority of children with heart disease in South Africa do not receive appropriate care. This is related to serious ...
  • Hoosen, E.G.M.; Cilliers, A.M.; Hugo-Hamman, C.T.; Brown, S.C.; Harrisberg, J.R.; Takawira, Farirai F.; Govendrageloo, K.; Lawrenson, J.; Hewitson, J. (South African Heart Association, 2010)
    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate paediatric cardiac services in South Africa with respect to referral base, services provided and human resources. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive study design was used. An audit of the referral base, ...
  • Moodley, Teshni; Masekela, Refiloe; Kitchin, Omolemo P.; Risenga, Samuel Malamulele; Green, Robin J. (Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of South Africa, 2010)
    No abstract available.
  • Takawira, Farirai F.; Sinyangwe, Greenwood; Mwangi, Michael N.; Mathivha, Tshimbiluni M. (South African Heart Association, 2010)
    Shone’s complex is a rare cardiac anomaly consisting of four obstructive lesions of the left heart: supramitral membrane/ring; parachute mitral valve; subaortic stenosis; and coarctation of the aorta. We report on an ...
  • Kitchin, Omolemo P.; Masekela, Refiloe; Moodley, Teshni; Green, Robin J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010)
    BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema is a common skin condition. It has the potential to severely impair quality of life in affected children. Pimecrolimus is currently registered for mild-moderate eczema but in clinical practice ...
  • Madhi, Shabir A.; Cunliffe, Nigel A.; Steele, A.D. (Andrew Duncan); Witte, Desree; Kirsten, Mari; Louw, Cheryl; Ngwira, Bagrey; Victor, John C.; Gillard, Paul H.; Cheuvart, Brigitte B.; Han, Htay Htay; Neuzil, Kathleen M. (Massachusetts Medical Society, 2010-01)
    BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis among young children worldwide. Data are needed to assess the efficacy of the rotavirus vaccine in African children. METHODS: We conducted a ...
  • Van der Westhuizen, Francois Hendrikus; Smet, Joel; Levanets, Oksana; Meissner-Roloff, Madelein; Louw, Roan; Van Coster, Rudy; Smuts, Izelle (Springer, 2010-01)
    A young, adult, African male patient presented with progressive proximal muscle weakness, external ophthalmoplegia and ptosis, as well as cardiac conduction abnormalities resembling Kearns–Sayre syndrome (KSS). Magnetic ...
  • Terblanche, Alta J. (Medpharm Publications, 2010-01)
    Acute gastroenteritis is a common problem in children and refers to infections of the gastrointestinal tract caused by viral, bacterial or parasitic pathogens. Most cases are not serious and self-limiting. However, severe ...