Malatji, Bontle G.; Meyer, H.P.; Mason, Shayne; Engelke, Udo F.H.; Wevers, Ron A.; Van Reenen, Mari; Reinecke, Carolus J.(BioMed Central, 2017-05)
BACKGROUND : Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome. A plausible pathogenesis of the disease is
uncertain and the pursuit of measurable biomarkers for objective identification of affected individuals is a ...
Brink, Adrian J.; Messina, Angeliki P.; Feldman, Charles; Richards, Guy A.; Becker, Piet J.; Goff, Debra A.; Bauer, Karri A.; Nathwani, Dilip; Van den Bergh, Dena(Elsevier, 2016-09)
BACKGROUND : The available data on antimicrobial stewardship programmes in Africa are scarce. The aims of this study were to assess the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship programme in a setting with limited ...
INTRODUCTION : This literature review summarizes the current evidence on educational interventions to develop healthcare worker resilience. METHODS : Electronic databases were systematically searched using the search terms: ...
Hamm, Joris; Van Bodegraven, Petra; Bac, Martin; Louw, J.M. (Jakobus Murray)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-15)
BACKGROUND : The National Department of Health of South Africa decided to start a programme
to train mid-level healthcare workers, called clinical associates, as one of the measures to
increase healthcare workers at ...
Joseph, K.; Hitchcock, Sonia; Meyer, H.P.; Geyser, M.M. (Mimi); Becker, Piet J.(Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
BACKGROUND : The management of patients presenting with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) can be challenging for primary
health care practitioners. As with most chronic pain disorders, a multimodal management approach ...
Nel, A.; Van Niekerk, N.; Kapiga, S.; Bekker, S.-G.; Gama, C.; Kamali, A.; Kotze, P.; Louw, Cheryl; MAbude, Z.; Miti, N.; Kusemererwa, S.; Tempelman, H.; Carstens, H.; Devlin, B.; Isaacs, M.; Malherbe, M.; Mans, W.; Nuttall, J.; Russell, M.; Ntshele, S.; Smit, M.; Solai, L.; Spence, P.; Steyler, J.; Windle, K.; Borremans, M.; Resseler, S.; Van Roey, J.; Parys, W.; Vangeneugden, T.; Van Baelen, B.; Rosenberg, Z.(Massachusetts Medical Society, 2016-12-01)
The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection remains high
among women in sub-Saharan Africa. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of extended
use of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine ...
BACKGROUND : Clinical associates resilience is important as many will work in adverse
circumstances. There is some evidence that educational interventions can improve health care
student resilience although it is ...
Memon, Shehla; Louw, J.M. (Jakobus Murray); Bac, Martin; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Rauf, Waqar-Un Nisa; Sandars, John Edward(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-07-07)
BACKGROUND : An innovative, three-year training programme, the Bachelor of Clinical Medical
Practice (BCMP), for mid-level medical healthcare workers was started in 2009 by the
Department of Family Medicine, University ...
Geyser, M.M. (Mimi); Smith, Selma(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-06-10)
BACKGROUND : Chest pain is a common clinical syndrome. However, there is a paucity of African
studies describing the causes, prevalence, aetiology, and disposition of patients with chest
pain presenting in the emergency ...
Cameron, David A.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2011-07)
It is usually possible to deal with severe
pain in patients with advanced cancer by
following basic palliative care principles.
Occasionally, however, a patient whose pain
had previously been well controlled suddenly
BACKGROUND : Quality improvement is increasingly becoming an essential aspect of the medical curriculum, with
the intention of improving the health care system to provide better health care. The aim of this study was ...
Rossouw, Theresa M.; Hitchcock, Sonia; Botes, Mariette(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05-31)
HIV drug resistance has been described in all antiretroviral drug classes and threatens the
long-term success of HIV treatment. Here, we describe the first reported case of acquired
resistance to the integrase strand ...
Mabelane, T.; Marincowitz, G.J.O.; Ogunbanjo, G.A.; Govender, I.(MedPharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
INTRODUCTION : The implementation of nurse-initiated antiretroviral (ARV) treatment at primary health care clinics was introduced
in 2010 as a response to lower the HIV prevalence rate in the community.
AIM : The aim of ...
Makhubele, Tinyiko G.; Steel, Helen C.; Anderson, Ronald; Van Dyk, Gisela; Theron, Annette J.; Rossouw, Theresa M.(Hindawi Publishing, 2016)
Little is known about immune activation profiles of children infected with HIV-1 subtype C. The current study compared levels of selected circulating biomarkers of immune activation in HIV-1 subtype C-infected untreated ...
Mangena, P.; Saban, S.; Hlabyago, K.E.; Rayner, B.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-01)
Hypertension is the leading cause of death worldwide. Globally and locally there has been an increase in hypertension in children, adolescents
and young adults <40 years of age. In South Africa, the first decade of the ...
Rossouw, Theresa M.(New Media Publishing, 2016-01)
Antiretroviral treatment (ART)
has dramatically changed the
course of (HIV) infection, allowing
for control of the virus in the peripheral
circulation, significant reconstitution of
the immune system and achievement
Bac, Martin; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-09)
To the Editor : The article by Le Roux et al. raises the question why it is so difficult to re-engineer primary healthcare (PHC) and why the results so far have been disappointing. They highlight the critical role of the ...
BACKGROUND : The emergency department of Embhuleni Hospital frequently manages patients
with glass-related injuries. This study assessed these injuries and the glass that caused them
in more detail.
AIM : The objectives ...
BACKGROUND : Sexual problems are common. Many patients with sexual health dysfunction
use self-help literature or are often managed in general practice. However, many general
practitioners (GPs) find it difficult to ...