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  • Van der Merwe, Tessa (New Media Publishing, 2018-09)
    There are some mistaken beliefs that exist about bariatric surgery and obesity. Here are 15 common ones.
  • Olivier, Brenda J.; Bond, Robert P.; Van Zyl, Walda B.; Delport, Maraliese; Slavik, Tomas; Ziady, Christopher; Terhaar sive Droste, Jochim S.; Lastovica, Albert; Van der Merwe, Schalk Willem (American Society for Microbiology, 2006-02)
    Our study aimed to evaluate the oral cavity as a reservoir from where Helicobacter pylori may be transmitted. Histology and PCR amplification were performed. Eighty-four percent of the stomach biopsies tested positive; ...
  • Van Hougenhouck-Tulleken, W.G.; Roche, Nathalie; Muranda, A.Z. (Albert) (In House Publications, 2016)
    Pregnancy related acute kidney injury (PrAKI) is a relatively rare syndrome, and is associated with many pregnancy-unique diseases. Due to the physiological changes of pregnancy, PrAKI is difficult to diagnose, hard to ...
  • Linz, Bodo; Balloux, Francois; Moodley, Yoshan; Manica, Andrea; Liu, Hua; Roumagnac, Philippe; Falush, Daniel; Stamer, Christiana; Prugnolle, Franck; Van der Merwe, Schalk Willem; Yamaoka, Yoshio; Graham, David Y.; Perez-Trallero, Emilio; Wadstrom, Torkel; Suerbaum, Sebastian; Achtman, Mark (Nature Publishing Group, 2007-02)
    Infection of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori is ubiquitous among humans. However, although H. pylori strains from different geographic areas are associated with clear phylogeographic differentiation the age of an ...
  • Chacko, Anith; Ismail, Farzanah; Ellemdin, Shiraz (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
    Agenesis of the dorsal mesentery is a rare occurrence that usually presents in children. It is associated with proximal small-bowel malrotation as well as high jejunal atresia with discontinuity of the small bowel. We ...
  • Van Breda, Shane Vontelin; Buys, Antoinette; Apostolides, Zeno; Nardell, Edward Anthony; Stoltz, Anton Carel (Elsevier, 2015-07)
    Polymyxins have previously been described to have activity against M. tuberculosis (MTB), but further research was abandoned due to systemic toxicity concerns to achieve the required MIC. Colistin methanesulfonate (CMS), ...
  • 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 ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Pheiffer, Carmen; Dias, Stephanie; Rheeder, Paul (Taylor and Francis, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : We investigated the association between markers of insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and adipokines and GDM. METHODS : In our case-cohort study in Johannesburg we included women with GDM and controls. ...
  • Azzoni, Livio; Crowther, Nigel J.; Firnhaber, Cynthia; Foulkes, Andrea S.; Yin, Xiangfan; Glencross, Deborah; Gross, Robert; Kaplan, Mitch D.; Papasavvas, Emmanouil; Schulze, Doreen; Stevens, Wendy; Van der Merwe, M.T.; Waisberg, Rita; Sanne, Ian; Montaner, Luis J. (BioMed Central, 2010-09)
    BACKGROUND: Advanced HIV infection can result in lipoatrophy and wasting, even in the absence of ongoing opportunistic infections, suggesting that HIV may directly affect adipose tissue amount and distribution. METHODS: ...
  • Du Plessis, Johannie; Van Pelt, Jos; Korf, Hannelie; Mathieu, Chantal; Van der Schueren, Bart; Lannoo, Matthias; Oyen, Tom; Topal, Baki; Fetter, Gary; Nayler, Simon; Van der Merwe, Tessa; Windmolders, Petra; Van Gaal, Luc; Verrijken, An; Hubens, Guy; Gericke, Martin; Cassiman, David; Francque, Sven; Nevens, Frederik; Van der Merwe, Schalk (Elsevier, 2015-09)
    BACKGROUND & AIMS : The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased with the obesity pandemic. We analyzed the transcriptional profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose ...
  • Matsebetlela, E.M. (Emmanuel); Kuhudzai, Anesu Gelfand (CSSALL Publishers, 2018)
    The primary aim of the study on which this article is based was to investigate undergraduate health sciences students’ perceptions, attitudes to and awareness of plagiarism at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Murphy, A.; Van der Merwe, M.T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2010)
    No abstract available.
  • Smith, Lizl; Kemp, Tanja; Van der Meyden, C.H. (Kees); Schutte, Clara-Maria (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-10)
    Thyrotoxic myopathy frequently occurs in clinical practice; however, the association of hyperthyroidism with a flaccid, areflexic paraplegia, so-called Basedow paraplegia, appears to represent a controversial and doubtful ...
  • Anderson, Ronald; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Cockeran, Riana; Potjo, Moliehi; Feldman, Charles (Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2010-05)
    In general antibiotics interact cooperatively with host defences, weakening and decreasing the virulence of microbial pathogens, thereby increasing vulnerability to phagocytosis and eradication by the intrinsic antimicrobial ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cockeran, Riana; Mutepe, Ndiafhi Daphney; Theron, Annette J.; Tintinger, Gregory Ronald; Steel, Helen C.; Stivaktas, Paraskevi Irene; Richards, Guy A.; Feldman, Charles; Anderson, Ronald (Oxford University Press, 2012)
    OBJECTIVES: Tigecycline is the prototype of the recently introduced, intravenously administered glycylcycline class of antibiotics, developed in response to the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance in Gram-positi ...
  • Botes, M.E.; Gilada, I.S.; Snyman, J.R.; Labuschagne, J.PL. (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : Many people take wellness drinks on a daily basis to enhance physical and emotional well-being. The safety and/ or efficacy of these are not always known or even established in the populations likely to consume ...