Browsing Internal Medicine by Author "Ker, James A."

Browsing Internal Medicine by Author "Ker, James A."

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  • Joseph, Darren; Ker, James A.; Rheeder, Paul; Ueckermann, Veronica (University of Leicester, 2017-03-07)
    PURPOSES : Elevated cardiac troponins have been shown to be associated with mortality in critical care, but its utility is not well established, especially in the setting of renal failure. This study aimed to examine the ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Ker, James A.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Fletcher, Lizelle (Blackwell Publishing, 2012-08)
    AIM: To determine if there is a difference between autonomic cardiac control as measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to a healthy control group. METHODS: The RA group ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Ker, James A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2008)
    MOTIVATION: There is growing interest in the use of cardiovascular variability indicators as measures of autonomic activity,even though reported results are not always comparable or as expected. This review aims to determine ...
  • Ker, James A. (South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care, 2012-09)
    Beta blockers have been prescribed for the treatment of primary hypertension for a very long time. Currently, it is doubtful whether this is still a good idea. In fact, many are of the opinion that beta blockers should be ...
  • Ker, James A. (Media 24, 2015)
    Takotsubo was first described in Japan in 1990, but subsequently it was described globally and in 2013 there were 1879 publications on the subject. The main characteristic is transient reversible systolic dysfunction of ...
  • Theron, Ansa; Schultz, Cedric; Ker, James A.; Falzone, Nadia (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2010-02)
    Water-pipe smoking is growing in popularity, especially among young people, because of the social nature of the smoking session and the assumption that the effects are less harmful than those of cigarette smoking. It has ...
  • Ker, James A. (MedPharm Publications, 2014-05)
    Cardiovascular disease remains a major cause of global mortality and morbidity. Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause in the majority of cardiovascular disease events. Traditional independent risk factors for car ...
  • Ker, James A. (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    Heart failure is a global problem. It is estimated that approximately 38 million people worldwide experience heart failure, and this number is growing because of the ageing of nations’ populations, but also because patients ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2017-12)
    The bronchial tree continuously divides down to the 23rd generation (division). One consequence of this division is that the mucosal surface area of the airways is relatively larger in the distal lung than in the proximal ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2017-10)
    Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide on a yearly basis.
  • Ker, James A.; Oosthuizen, H.; Rheeder, Paul (Clinics Cardiv, 2008-03)
    BACKGROUND: Many clinical guidelines have adopted a multifactorial cardiovascular risk assessment to identify high-risk individuals for treatment. The framingham risk chart is a widely used risk engine to calculate the ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Ker, James A.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Fletcher, Lizelle (Springer, 2012-08)
    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of exercise on cardiac autonomic function as measured by short-term heart rate variability (HRV) in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Females with ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-04)
    Hypertension and diabetes are linked and could be considered a fatal attraction. Elevated blood pressure is twice as common in people with diabetes as compared to people without diabetes.
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-10)
    For decades there has been an emphasis on the first presentation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke and subsequently the effort in prevention was on these two conditions. This strategy ...
  • Ker, James A.; Rheeder, Paul; Van Tonder, R. (Clinics Cardiv, 2007-01)
    The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of the metabolic syndrome in a specific group of people. The ATP III criteria were used to identify the metabolic syndrome in a group of 1 410 corporate executives belonging ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-03)
    It is estimated that hypertension is the cause of about 50% of heart disease, stroke and heart failure (HF), 18% of deaths overall and more than 40% of deaths in people with diabetes. In addition, hypertension is a leading ...
  • Ker, James A. (Medpharm Publications, 2010-05)
    Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the performance of the ventricle: either to eject blood (systolic dysfunction) [or reduced ejection ...
  • Ker, James A. (Clinics Cardiv, 2010-06)
    Diabetes mellitus is associated with a two- to four-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease, and in diabetic people, about two-thirds of deaths are cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, congestive heart failure ...
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2015-11)
    Hypertension remains the most important treatable risk factor for cardiac disease worldwide.In the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trials the importance of diet patterns to reduce blood pressure (BP), were shown.
  • Ker, James A. (New Media Publishing, 2016-05)
    Studies have shown that only 10.6% of people with hypercholesterolaemia receive a statin or treatment. There is a within-person variability of cholesterol measurements and therefore a one-time measurement of cholesterol ...