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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525576/early-online-vol-114-no-4
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
G C Solanki, T Doherty, V Brijlal, E Daviaud, S Fawcus
Maternal healthcare in South Africa faces huge private and public health systems challenges. A key challenge for policy makers is how to address the inappropriate patterns of obstetric care in the private sector and how to mobilise private sector resources to serve the broader population dependent on the public sector, without replicating those patterns of inappropriate care. Developing and implementing new obstetric care models that address these challenges and lend themselves to public private engagements could play a vital role in efforts to improve obstetric care in the country...
March 20, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525585/determination-of-anti-covid-19-igg-and-igm-seroprevalence-among-pregnant-women-at-pietersburg-hospital-limpopo-province-south-africa
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
I Rukasha, S T S Pheeha, M R Lekalakala, P Malope
BACKGROUND: COVID-19 has been a major public health concern globally, leading to a higher mortality rate, especially among immunosuppressed individuals, who include pregnant women, people with HIV and people living with other comorbidities. Pregnant women are considered to be a special population group owing to their specific susceptibility to some infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525580/differential-management-and-associations-of-dyslipidaemia-and-hypertension-by-glycaemic-status-in-urban-south-africans
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
N Peer, L Kotzé-Hörstmann, J Hill, A-P Kengne
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidaemia and hypertension care have not been reported in large samples of community-based participants with known diabetes (KD) nor compared with individuals at high risk for diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To describe the management and associations of dyslipidaemia and hypertension in adults with KD, newly diagnosed diabetes (NDD) and normoglycaemia. METHODS: This urban population-based cross-sectional study comprised participants with KD, NDD and normoglycaemia...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525578/cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-south-africa-one-year-outcome-from-the-cryo-global-registry
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
A Stanley, K A Van Bragt, V Obidigbo, B Vezi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with cryoballoon catheter ablation (CBA) is a well-established and widely adopted method for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) to prevent recurrences of AF. CBA adoption in South Africa (SA) and outcome data in SA patients are limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate real-world usage, safety and effectiveness of CBA in SA. METHODS: In this sub-analysis of the Cryo Global Registry, 81 participants with paroxysmal AF (PAF) and persistent AF (PsAF) were enrolled between 2017 and 2021 across two private SA hospitals...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525574/lower-respiratory-tract-infection-admissions-and-deaths-among-children-under-5-years-in-public-sector-facilities-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-before-and-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-2019-2021
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
K Kehoe, E Morden, N Zinyakatira, A Heekes, H E Jones, S R Walter, T Jacobs, J Murray, H Buys, M T Redaniel, M-A Davies
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the implementation of strict public health and social measures (PHSMs) (including mobility restrictions, social distancing, mask-wearing and hand hygiene), limitations on non-essential healthcare services, and public fear of COVID-19 infection, all of which potentially affected transmission and healthcare use for other diseases such as lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs). OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in LRTI hospital admissions and in-facility mortality in children aged <5 years in the Western Cape Province during the pandemic...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525573/south-african-healthcare-reforms-towards-universal-healthcare-where-to-next
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
G Solanki, T Wilkinson, N G Myburgh, J E Cornell, V Brijlal
The National Assembly approval of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill represents an important milestone, but there are many uncertainties concerning its implementation and timeline. The challenges faced by the South African healthcare system are huge, and we cannot afford to wait for NHI to address them all. It is critical that the process of strengthening the health system to advance universal healthcare (UHC) begins now, and there are several viable initiatives that can be implemented without delay. This article examines potential scenarios after the Bill is passed and ways in which UHC could be advanced...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525572/contribution-of-a-bonded-scholarship-scheme-to-staffing-rural-health-facilities
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
R G MacGregor, A J Ross
BACKGROUND: Local and international research has identified rural origin as an important reason why healthcare professionals (HCPs) work in rural areas, and in South Africa (SA) considerable effort has gone into recruiting and training rural-origin students. However, there is little information in the SA literature on where graduates supported by these initiatives work, and whether they contribute to the rural workforce long term. OBJECTIVE: To determine the number of years that rural-origin Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF)-supported graduates of different disciplines worked at rural public healthcare facilities (PHCFs)...
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525569/the-current-standard-of-care-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
J Wright
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March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525565/obesity-is-south-africa-s-new-hiv-epidemic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nomathemba Chandiwana, Willem Venter, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Alisha Wade, Carel Le Roux, Nzama Mbalati, Angelika Grimbeek, Petronell Kruger, Eunice Montsho, Zukiswa Zimela, Anele Yawa, Sibongile Tshabalala, Ndivhuwo Rambau, Ngqabutho Mpofu, Sasha Stevenson, Bridget McNulty, Ntobeko Ntusi, Yogan Pillay, Joel Dave, Angela Murphy, Sue Goldstein, Karen Hfman, Sameera Mahomedy, Elizabeth Thomas, Busi Mrara, Jeff Wing, Jeanne Lubbe, Zack Koto, Marli Conradie-Smit, Sean Wharton, Wayne May, Ian Marr, Hilton Kaplan, Mariam Forgan, Graham Alexander, John Turner, V R Fourie, Jocelyn Hellig, Mandy Banks, Kim Ragsdale, Marisa Noeth, Farzahna Mohamed, Landon Myer, Limakatso Lebina, Salome Maswime, Yunus Moosa, Sumy Thomas, Mzamo Mbelle, Phumla Sinxadi, Linda-Gail Bekker, Sindeep Bhana, June Fabian, Eric Decloedt, Zaheer Bayat, Reyna Daya, Bilal Bobat, Fiona Storie, Julia Goedecke, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Brett Mansfield, Mark Siedner, Vincent Marconi, Aaloke Mody, Ntombifikile Mtshali, Elvin Geng, Suman Srinivasa, Mohammed Ali, Samanta Lalla-Edwards, Alison Bentley, Gustaaf Wolvaardt, Andrew Hill, Jeremy Nel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525564/management-of-hyperlipidaemia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
A D Marais, D J Blom, F J Raal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525563/retraction-and-apology
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
B Farham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525562/cpd
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
B Farham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525584/mortality-trends-during-the-first-three-waves-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-at-an-urban-district-hospital-in-south-africa-a-retrospective-comparative-analysis
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O Hirachund, C Pennefather, M Naidoo
BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) is the virus responsible for the COVID-19 (C19) pandemic. South Africa (SA) experienced multiple periods of increased transmission. Tertiary, regional and central hospitals were overwhelmed, resulting in low acceptance rates. OBJECTIVES: To compare mortality trends of patients who died in hospital from SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first three waves of infection as defined by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases of South Africa...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525583/household-transmission-of-sars-cov-2-in-a-rural-area-in-south-africa
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
G Maimela, C E Martin, M Chersich, B Bello, J Mauti, T Bäernighausen, S Kohler, A Almuedo-Riera, S Luchters, S Sawry
BACKGROUND: Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 spread have varied by geolocation, with differences in seroprevalence between urban and rural areas, and between waves. Household spread of SARS-CoV-2 is a known source of new COVID-19 infections, with rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa being more prone than urban areas to COVID-19 transmission because of limited access to water in some areas, delayed health- seeking behaviour and poor access to care. OBJECTIVES: To explore SARS-CoV-2 infection incidence and transmission in rural households in South Africa (SA)...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525582/the-burden-and-outcomes-of-firearm-injuries-at-two-district-level-emergency-centres-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-descriptive-analysis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
L Bush, C Hendrikse, C Van Koningsbruggen, K Evans
BACKGROUND: In South Africa (SA), injuries are the second leading cause of years of healthy life lost, and interpersonal violence dominates the SA injury profile. Half of all injury-related deaths in SA are intentional, and firearms contribute to a quarter of these deaths. Injury surveillance systems are essential to develop, implement and monitor strategies that reduce preventable trauma. OBJECTIVES: To describe the burden of patients with firearm injuries and their outcomes at district-level emergency centres in the Western Cape...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525581/the-development-of-a-nurse-led-preoperative-anaesthesia-screening-tool-by-delphi-consensus
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
M B Nejthardt, P Alexandris, S Bechan, M F A Bijli, S Chetty, J M Dippenaar, M Gibbs, M Johnson, H Kluyts, R Llewellyn, M Motiang, P Mogane, P Motshabi, B Mrara, F Roodt, U Singh, S Spijkerman, E Turton, J Van der Westhuizen, B Biccard
BACKGROUND: Low- and middle-income countries have a critical shortage of specialist anaesthetists. Most patients arriving for surgery are of low perioperative risk. Without immediate access to preoperative specialist care, an appropriate interim strategy may be to ensure that only high-risk patients are seen preoperatively by a specialist. Matching human resources to the burden of disease with a nurse-administered pre-operative screening tool to identify high-risk patients who might benefit from specialist review prior to the day of surgery may be an effective strategy...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525579/community-perceptions-of-community-health-worker-effectiveness-contributions-to-health-behaviour-change-in-an-urban-health-district-in-south-africa
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
L S Thomas, Y Pillay, E Buch
BACKGROUND: Community health worker (CHW) programmes contribute towards strengthening adherence support, improving maternal and child health outcomes and providing support for social services. They play a valuable role in health behaviour change in vulnerable communities. Large-scale, comprehensive CHW programmes at health district level are part of a South African (SA) strategy to re-engineer primary healthcare and take health directly into communities and households, contributing to universal health coverage...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525577/the-role-of-new-hepatitis-b-vaccines-in-south-africa
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
G U Van Zyl, T Maponga, H Rabie, J Taljaard
Vaccination is key to eliminating hepatitis B virus infection in South Africa (SA). Despite introducing immunisation in 1995, as part of the expanded programme of immunisation (EPI), hepatitis B virus infection remains endemic, and EPI vaccine coverage is incomplete. In addition to infants, non-immune adults at risk of infection through their occupation or with behavioural risk factors should receive vaccination. SA has many individuals with diabetes mellitus (a prevalence of almost 13%), obesity, HIV (8.45 million) or older age (5 million >60 years old), associated with a poorer vaccine response...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525575/experience-on-postmortem-minimally-invasive-tissue-sampling-to-ascertain-the-cause-of-death-determination-in-south-african-children-a-case-for-implementing-as-standard-of-care
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
J Du Toit, K Storath, I Dunn, P Makekeng, M Moosa, K Mothibi, N Umuneza, C A Rees, D Blau, S Lala, Y Adam, S Velaphi, M Hale, P Swart, J Wadula, L Mothibi, A Wise, V Baba, P Jaglal, S Mahtab, S Madhi, Z Dangor
Determining the death burden for prioritising public health interventions necessitates detailed data on the causal pathways to death. Postmortem minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS), incorporating histology, molecular and microbial culture diagnostics, enhances cause-of-death attribution, particularly for infectious deaths. MITS proves a valid alternative to full diagnostic autopsies, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Soweto, South Africa (SA), the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) programme has delineated over 1 000 child and stillbirth deaths since 2017...
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38525571/genetic-screening-of-south-african-families-with-parkinson-s-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
S Bardien, A Braun, R Van Coller, F Hassan Amod, J Carr, S Moosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2024: South African Medical Journal
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