As we write this, a patient is in a local South African Hospital on a ventilator following a cardiac arrest after a massive pulmonary embolus. He recently returned from overseas. When he arrived, he had a cough and phoned ...
Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Nuss, D.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2020-12)
In 1997, Nuss introduced a minimally invasive non-destructive procedure for pectus excavatum, which revolutionised the treatment of the condition. This review will give a brief history on the management of this condition, ...
Chakaya, J.; Binegdie, A.; Irungu, A.; Pearson, B.; Gray, D.; Zar, H.J.; Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Kagima, J.; Mortimer, K.; Ozoh, O.B.; Masekela, R.; Gordon, S.B.; Worodria, W.; Aluoch, J.(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2020-07)
In response to COVID-19, Africa should develop robust collaborative research programmes, funded by African governments and partners, to include epidemiological, health system, implementation, clinical trials, immunological ...
Schewitz, Ivan Anton(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019-09)
Since 1949, the Ravitch repair for pectus excavatum and carinatum
was the gold standard. This is a destructive, aggressive procedure,
which has a significant recurrence rate when it is poorly performed.
When performed ...
Koegelenberg, Coenraad F.N.; Dorfman, Shane; Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Richards, Guy A.; Maasdorp, Shaun; Smith, Clifford; Dheda, Keertan(AME Publishing Company, 2019-09)
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in southern Africa. Early trials
of chest radiograph-based screening in males at high risk for lung cancer found no mortality benefit of
a radiograph alone, ...
Martinez-Ferro, M.; Bellia-Munzon, B.; Schewitz, Ivan Anton; Toselli, L.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019)
Awareness of pectus carinatum has increased among the medical community over the last several decades, as innovative options for nonsurgical
treatments have become more widely known. Management alternatives have shifted ...
Schewitz, Ivan Anton(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
Thoracoscopy, in my opinion, is underutilised in Africa, for a multiplicity of reasons. These include a lack of expertise, the perceived cost and difficulties in obtaining and maintaining equipment. The benefits, however, ...
We report a case of Marfan syndrome (MFS) in a South African patient, which is extraordinary because of the large constellation of clinical,
radiological and vascular anomalies in a single patient. A literature search ...
BACKGROUND : Pre-eclampsia is associated with significant
changes to the cardiovascular system during pregnancy.
Eccentric and concentric remodelling of the left ventricle
occurs, resulting in impaired contractility and ...
Over the past decades, South Africa has undergone rapid
demographic changes, which have led to marked increases in
specific cardiac disease categories, such as rheumatic heart
disease (now predominantly presenting in ...
Pienaar, Rina; Van Gelder, Antoine(Law Society of South Africa, 2015-09)
When dealing with a claim
for future medical expenses
in a personal injury
claim, one finds that
future medical expenses
are sometimes subdivided into further
categories namely, surgical expenses,
emotional and ...
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is unsurpassed
in the evaluation of myocardial anatomy, function
and mass. Myocardial perfusion pre- and post-stress, as well
as late enhancement is increasingly used in ...
Shone’s complex is a rare cardiac anomaly consisting of
four obstructive lesions of the left heart: supramitral
membrane/ring; parachute mitral valve; subaortic stenosis;
and coarctation of the aorta. We report on an ...
Soma-Pillay, Priya; Macdonald, A.P.; Mathivha, T.M.; Bakker, J.L.; Mackintosh, M.O.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2008-07)
BACKGROUND: Pre-existing medical disease constitutes one of the five major causes of maternal death in South Africa. Increasing numbers of women with heart disease reach adulthood as a result of advances in diagnoses and ...