Browsing Pharmacology by UP Author "Marais, Andre"

Browsing Pharmacology by UP Author "Marais, Andre"

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  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2016)
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition worldwide. It is characterised by numerous upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms, but patients mainly present with heartburn and regurgitation. Various causes ...
  • Marais, Andre (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Allergic conjunctivitis is a common condition encountered by the healthcare professional. Several factors have been implicated as possible causes and almost all involve an IgE mediated immune response. Symptoms may vary ...
  • Marais, Andre (Plus 50 Media (Pty) Ltd., 2015-05)
    The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease differ from normal age-related changes. Declining memory starts from around 40, and it is normal to experience changes in memory as you grow older, but memory loss that disrupts ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    “Swimmer’s ear” or acute otitis externa is a common condition involving the exterior part of the ear, including the ear canal and the pinna. Inflammation and pain are the main features, with bacterial infection mainly due ...
  • Marais, Andre; Osuch, Elzbieta (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017)
    Superficial fungal infections occur in approximately 20% of the population. Dermatophyte infections are mainly caused by organisms from the Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, and Microsporum genera, and should not be confused ...
  • Marais, Andre; Steenkamp, Vanessa; Du Plooy, Wim J. (Medpharm Publications, 2017)
    BACKGROUND : Herbal medications are used worldwide for a variety of diseases and conditions. Patients often elect not to disclose their herbal use history, or health care practitioners fail to enquire about specific ...
  • Marais, Andre; Steenkamp, Vanessa; Du Plooy, Wim J. (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015-01)
    BACKGROUND : Herbal medications are used worldwide for a variety of diseases and conditions. Patients often elect not to disclose their herbal use history, or health care practitioners fail to enquire about specific ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is defined as a chronic symptom-based disease that affects the upper gastrointestinal tract, resulting in mucosal damage caused by the retrograde flow of gastric acid from the ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2016)
    Hypercholesterolaemia is a chronic disease that affects up to 53% of the global population.1 Lifestyle modification and early diagnosis plays an important role in the management of this condition. Various cholesterol ...
  • Marais, Andre; Osuch, E.; Steenkamp, Vanessa; Ledwaba, L. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019)
    In managing HIV/AIDS with highly active antiretroviral agents, the historical therapeutic aim remains to maintain the plasma concentrations at a level above the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) required for ...
  • Marais, Andre (Plus 50 Media (Pty) Ltd, 2016-06)
    To wake up every day with some kind of body pain or stiff muscles is a common occurrence as one grows older. This can be attributed to a variety of conditions; some are related to an increase in age, while others may have ...
  • Marais, Andre (Plus 50 Media (Pty) Ltd, 2018-08)
    Dizziness or vertigo is a common complaint, which affects 15% to 20% of adults every year. The incidence increases with age and 70% of individuals aged 65 years and above will probably consult their general practitioner ...
  • Marais, Andre; Osuch, Elzbieta (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017)
    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. The main characteristic features include optic disc cupping, visual field loss, and in most instances a raised intraocular pressure. Primary open angle glaucoma ...
  • Marais, Andre (Plus 50 Media (Pty) Ltd., 2016-08)
    Current life expectancy, as determined by the World Health Organization in 2015, estimates males to live for about 71 years and females for approximately 73 years. On average, South Africa has lower life expectancy, with ...
  • Osuch, Elzbieta; Marais, Andre (Medpharm Publications, 2019)
    Depression affects nearly 350 million people worldwide. Local data indicates that approximately 17% of all South Africans will experience at least one episode of depression in their lifetime. Depressive disorders contribute ...
  • Osuch, Elzbieta; Marais, Andre (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017)
    Depression affects nearly 350 million people worldwide. Local data indicates that approximately 17% of all South Africans will experience at least one episode of depression in their lifetime. Depressive disorders contribute ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    The inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse is a common problem experienced by a third of men over the age of 40 years. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a debilitating disease which ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2016)
    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a trivial condition with a prevailing incidence worldwide. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5) have revolutionised the treatment of ED and are regarded as one of the most successful drug ...
  • Marais, Andre (MedPharm Publications, 2016)
    Obesity is a growing phenomenon and a global concern. It is well-known that it plays a significant role in the development of several preventable diseases. The physiological mechanisms in regulating energy intake and ...
  • Marais, Andre (Plus 50 Media (Pty) Ltd., 2015-05)
    Prostaat- en blaasprobleme is vir 'n man glad nie 'n aangename onderwerp van bespreking nie, maar Junie is internasionale mannegesondheidsmaand en daarom is 'n paar kwessies rakende die "oumansklier" ter sake. Daar is volop ...