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

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

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  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2006-03)
    An important management strategy in asthma is the application of a cost-effectiveness review to the selected management principles. Efficacy, in the clinical trial setting, is the first determinant of effectiveness. ...
  • Green, Robin J. (2006-05)
    Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral and treatment of a viral URTI is symptomatic. Today, with the emergence of antimicrobial resitance, antibiotics must be thought of as contra-indicated. Acute bacterial ...
  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2006-05)
  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2007-03)
    In 1998 the ISAAC study reported a 12 month prevalence of selfreported asthma symptoms ranging from 7.5% to 17%.1 The prevalence of “asthma ever” was 3.3% in this group of children (Figure 1). The International Study of ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Zar, Heather J.; Bateman, E.D. (South African Medical Association, 2007-03)
    Advances in asthma management, particularly the introduction of controller medication of which inhaled corticosteroids are the most important, has resulted in a steady decline in asthma mortality in most countries. This ...
  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2007-04)
    Asthma may be intermittent or persistent and persistent asthma may be mild, moderate, or severe. Many factors influence asthma severity, both from day-to-day and from month-to-month. In individual patients, asthma severity ...
  • Wittenberg, Dankwart F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2007-04)
    Failure to gain weight in a normal way relates to problems of food intake, uptake and utilisation. Practically speaking, the problem is one of two main categories: insufficient food intake or an organic condition leading ...
  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2007-06)
    Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral and require symptomatic treatment. Antibiotics are commonly overused, even though they should be thought of as being contra-indicated due to the rapid emergence of ...
  • Wittenberg, Dankwart F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2007-06)
    Acute diarrhoea is due to intestinal infection. The patient ingests a pathogen that has contaminated water, food, drink, toys or anything that can be placed in the mouth. An inadequate and unsafe water supply and poor ...
  • Van Biljon, Gertruida; Louw, Melanie; Dreyer, Leonora (Springer, 2007-09)
    Renal disease is a common complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults. In children, however, HIV pathology of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts predominates, whereas renal disease is ...
  • Feucht, Ute Dagmar; Kinzer, M.; Kruger, Mariana (Oxford University Press, 2007-12)
    The aim of this study was to determine the reasons for delay of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in eligible HIV-infected children after the implementation of the South African National ART programme in April 2004, and to ...
  • Van Heerden, Cherie; Kritzinger, Alta M. (Aletta Margaretha) (South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2008)
    Key findings of emergent literacy research conclude that emergent literacy experiences correlate with later reading success and that emergent literacy intervention for children with special needs is essential. As a ...
  • Smuts, Izelle; Potgieter, Denise; Van der Westhuizen, Francois Hendrikus (Blackwell, 2008)
    Mucolipidosis type III (MLIII) (MIM# 252600) is an uncommon autosomal recessive disorder that results from uridine 5'-diphosphate-N-acetylglucosamine: lysosomal hydrolase N-acetyl-1-phosphotransferase or UDP-GlcNAc ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Feldman, Charles; Schoub, Barry D.; Richards, Guy A.; Madhi, Shabir A.; Zar, Heather J.; Lalloo, U. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2008-03)
    OBJECTIVE: The South African Thoracic Society, in conjunction with interested stakeholders, published a Guideline for Influenza Management in Adults in 1999. This year the South African Thoracic Society (SATS) identified ...
  • Green, Robin J. (Medpharm Publications, 2008-03)
    This year’s influenza guideline was published in the South African Medical Journal. It adds important new data with regard to influenza prevention and treatment. This article highlights the role of the nurse in influenza ...
  • Green, Robin J.; Masekela, Refiloe; Moodley, Teshni; Kitchin, Omolemo P. (Medpharm Publications, 2008-03)
    Many surveys of asthma care suggest that only 5% of asthmatics are meeting the ‘Goals of asthma management’ as set out in the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines. Despite the availability of useful asthma therapies ...
  • Ismail, Farzanah; Lockhat, Zarina I.; Khan, Nausheen; Van de Werke, Irma; Adroos, Narosha; Sathekge, Mike Machaba; Kruger, Mariana; Reynders, David (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2008-04)
    We present a case of parameningeal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with the primary lesion arising in the middle and inner ear, with associated diffuse skeletal metastases and metastatic calcifications.
  • Bradshaw, Debbie; Chopra, Mickey; Kerber, Kate; Lawn, Joy E.; Bamford, Lesley; Moodley, Jack; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Patrick, Mark; Stephen, C.R. (Cindy); Velaphi, Sithembiso (Elsevier, 2008-04-12)
    South Africa is one of the few developing countries with a national confidential inquiry into maternal deaths. 164 health facilities obtain audit data for stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and a new audit network does so ...
  • Risenga, Samuel Malamulele (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2008-06)
    Parents of children with asthma are often worried when their children participate in sport. Many sportspeople who are asthmatic do well at a competitive level. Most people with exercise-induced asthma (EIA) have ...
  • Green, Robin J. (Allergy Society of South Africa, 2008-06)
    As we stand at the brink of revisions to existing childhood asthma guidelines for South Africa we need to consider wisely our needs so that we enter into the process with a clear mandate and knowledge of expected outcomes. ...