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  • Marais A and Osuch E. Underlying causes of chronic bladder dysfunction. South African Family Practice 2018; 60(2): 24-27
  • Osuch E and Marais A. An update on available pain medications. South African Family Practice 2018; 60(2): 14-20
  • Osuch E and Marais A. Urinary tract infections in children. South African Family Practice 2018; 60(2): 35-40
  • Bongongo T, Ndimande JV, Ogunbanjo GA, Masango-Makgobela, Nyalunga SN and Govender I. Awareness of the ward based outreach tem and the services offered by the programme in the Tshwane health district, South Africa. South African Family Practice 2018; 0(0): 1-4
  • Phiri-Ramongane B and Khine A. Performance of free prostate-specific antigen ratio in differentiating between prostatic cancer and benign prostatic lesions at a referral hospital in South Africa. South African Family Practice 2018; 60(4): 103-106
  • Phiri-Ramongane B. Hb1c enzymatic assay evaluation at an academic laboratory. Medical Technology SA 2018; 32(1): 19-23
  • Ogundipe RM, Woollett N, Ogunbanjo G, Olashore AA and Tshitenge S. Intimate partner violence: The need for an alternative primary preventive approach in Botswana. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 2018; 10(1): 1-6
  • Amponsah-Dacosta E, Selabe S and Mphahlele MJ. Evolution of the serologic and virolgic course of occult HBV infection in therapy experienced HIV co-infected patients. Journal of Medical Virology 2018; 90: 291-303
  • von Pressentin KB, Mash RJ, Baldwin-Ragaven L, Botha RPG, Govender I, Steinberg WJ and Esterhuizen TM. The perceived impact of family physicians on the district health system in South Africa: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Family Practice 2018; 19(24):1-10
  • von Pressentin KB, Mash RJ, Baldwin-Ragaven L, Botha RPG, Govender I, Steinberg WJand Esterhuizen TM. The influence of family physicians within the South African district health system: A cross-sectional study. Annals of Family Medicine 2018; 16(1):1-9


Biccard BM, Madiba TE
  • Kluyts H-L and African surgical outcomes study investigators. Perioperative patient outcomes in the African surgical outcomes study: a 7-day prospective observational cohort study. Lancet 2018; 2018:1-9
Gededzha MP, Sondlane TH, Malinga LA, Burnett RJ, Lebelo RL, Blackard JT, Mphahlele MJ and Selabe SG
  • Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus X gene in HIV-positive South Africans. Virus Genes 2018; 54(2): 190-198
Koto MZ, Matsevych OY, Mosai F, Balabyeki M and Aldous C
  •  Laparoscopic management of retroperitoneal injuries from penetrating abdominal trauma in haemodynamically stable patients. Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2018; xx-xx
Tsabedze WF, Maepa MP and Pila-Nemutandani RG
  •  Emotional intelligence and aggression among South African adolescents: Preliminary evidence
Matsevych OY, Koto MZ, Balabyeki M and Aldous C
  •  Trauma laparoscopy: when to start and when to convert? Surgical Endoscopy 2018; 32: 1344-1352
Ndukwe NA, van Wyk JPH, Mamabola TM, Okiei WO, Alo BI and Igwe CC
  •  Bio-ethnol production from saccharified sawdust cellulose obtained from twenty different trees along the Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria. Bioscience Research 2018; 15(2); 1218-1224
Nzaumvila DK
  • Nzaumvila DK, Govender I and Ogunbanjo GA. An audit of the management of ectopic pregnancies in a district hospital, Gauteng, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 2018: 10(1); 1-8
  • Makoko UM, Modiba LM and Nzaumvila DK. Satisfaction with spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section at Tembisa hospital, South Africa: a cross-sectional study. South African Family Practice 2018: 0(0); 1-9
Team of investigators and Chauke RF
  • Global unmet needs in cardiac surgery. Global Heart 2018: 13(4); 293-303
Govender I, Nel K
  • Govender I, Nel K and Banyini N. The knowledge, perceptions and relationship behaviour of rugby and football players towards HIV infection at the University of Limpopo. Curationis 2018; 41(1): 1-9
  • Maponyane E, Govender I, Nel K and Marincowitz G. Knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and beliefs of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University undergraduate students regarding human immunodeficiency syndrome. Studies on Ethno-Medicine 2018; 12(4): 285-291
  • Abdulrazaak AT, Govender I and Nzaumvila D. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of doctors regarding isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV/AIDS patients at Odi district hospital, Gauteng province, South Africa. Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018; 1-11
Ramose MB
  • Towards a post-conquest South Africa: beyond the constitution of 1996. South African Journal on Human Rights 2018; 1-16
Harris Y and Welgemoed D
  • The importance of including maternal profiles in paternity testing-three cases of possible false inclusion with duo-only testing. Medical Technology SA 2018; 32(2): 9-13
Koto MZ, Matsevych OY, Mosai F, Patel S, Aldous C and Balabyeki M
  •  Laparoscopy for blunt abdominal trauma: a challenging endeavour. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery 2018: 1-7
Patel n, Leusink A, Singh N, Koto MZ and Luvhengo T
  • Registrar perceptions on general surgical training in South Africa: a report by the South African society of surgeons in training (SASSiT). South African General Surgery 2018; 56(2): 10-14
Becker JHR
  • Becker JHR and van der Schyff F. Predictive value of a persistent tachycardia to indicate impending perforation in necrotizing enterocolitis. American Journal of Perinatology 2018;35(8): 774-778
  • Cloete DJ, Minne C, Schoub PK and Becker JHR. Magnetic resonance imaging of fibroadenoma-like lesions and correlation with breast imaging-reporting and data system and kaiser scoring system. SA Journal of Radiology 2018
Sardiwalla Y, Sardiwalla, Kumar N, Koto MZ and Balabyeki MA
  • Right-sided malignant colonic obstruction the use of a self-expanding metal stent to facilitate laparoscopic surgery: a case report. International Journal of Surgery Open 2018; 12: 25-28.
Motswaledi MH
  • Motswaledi MH. Herpes zoster (shingles). South African Family Practice 2018: 60(4)
  • Motswaledi MH. Allergic skin conditions-causes, clinical features and treatment. South African Family Practice 2018: 60(6): 34-37
  • Motswaledi MH and Pillay RT. An unusual deep fungal infection with nigrospora sphaerica in HIV positive patient International Journal of Dermatology 2018; 2018: 1-3
Nyathi M
  •  Imaging salivary glands post external radiation beam therapy of head and neck tumours. Australasian Medical Journal 2018; 11(6): 335-342
Makhado NA, Matabane E, Faccin M, Pincon C, Jouet A, Boutachkourt F, Goeminne, Gaudin C, Maphalala G, Beckert P, Niemann S, Delvenne J-C, Delemee M, Razwiedani L, Nchabeleng M, Supply P, de Jong BC, Andre E
  •  Outbreak multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa undetected by WHO-endorsed commercial tests: an observational study. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2018; 18:1350-1360
van Schalwyk E, Iyaloo S, Naicker SD, MaphangaTG, Mpembe RS, Zulu TG, Mhlanga M, Mahlangu S, Maloba MB, Ntlemo G, Sanyane K, Mawela D and Govender NP
  •  Large outbreaks of fungal and bacterial bloodstream nfections in a neonatal unit, South Africa, 2012-2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018; 27(7): 1204-1212
Nyathi M and Mahlangu NP
  • The impact of the extent of thyroid resection complemented by radioiodine management on disease free status and discharge rates among differentiated thyroid cancer pantient: a retrospective analysis. Australasian Medical Journal 2018; 11(5): 305-312
Gibango NN, Mda S and Ntuli TS
  • Factors associated with delivering premature and/or low birth weight infants among pregnant HIV-positive women on antiretroviral treatment at Dr George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa. Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018; 33(2): 42-45
Burnett RJ, Mmoledi G, Ngcobo NJ, Dochez C, Seheri LM and Mphahlele MJ
  •  Impact of vaccine stock-outs on infant vaccination coverage: a hospital-based survey from South Africa. International Health 2018; 10: 376-381
Dube VW, Bekker LC and Khine AA
  • Simultaneous analysis of plasma lactate and pyruvate in whole blood using a uv/visible spectrophotometer, application in hypovolemic shock and hypoxia. Medical Technology SA 2018; 32(2): 49-52
Mogale MA, Towobola OA
  • Ntlokotsi S, Moshesh MF, Mntla P, Towobola OA and Mogale MA. Optimum INR intensity and therapeutic INR control in patients with mechanical heart valve prosthesis on warfarin or anticoagulation at Dr George Mukhari academic hospital: a three-year retrospective study. South African Family Practice 2018; 60(6); 192-196
  • Mashele TS, Mogale MATowobola OA and Moshesh MF. Central obesity is an independent risk factor of poor glycaemic control at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. South African Family Practice 2018; 61(1):18-23
Moodley V
  • Moodley V and Alant J. The straight and marrow-a primary care approach to anaemia. South African Family Practice 2018; 6(2):28-31
  • Khine AA, Mokwena KE and Moodley V. Assessment of organ dysfunction and laboratory parameters in chronic nyaope. Medical Technology SA 2018; 32(2): 20-24
Beaudet A, Dumoncel J, de Beer F, Durrleman S, Gilissen E, Oettle A, Subsol G, Thackeray JF and Braga J
  • The endocranial shape of australopithecus africanus: surface analysis of the endocasts of Sts 5 and Sts 60. Journal of Anatomy 2017; 1-12
Delay-Moretlwe S, Lombard C, Baron D, BekkerL-G, Ahmed K, Sebe M, Brumskine W, Nchabeleng M, Palanee-Philips T, Ntshangase J, Sibiya S, Smith E, Panchia R, Myer L, Schwartz J, Marzinke m, Morris L, Brown ER, Doncel GF, Gray G, Rees H
  • Tenofovir 1% vaginal gel for prevention of HIV-1 infection in women in South Africa (FACTS-001): a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2018; 18: 1241-1250
Almaz A, Mekone G, Seheri LM, Berhane B, Essete A, Birke T, Mesfin T, Ferehiwot K, Abebe H, Tewodros H-M, Mphahlele JM, Fasil T, Ayesheshem A, Telahun T, Goitom GW and Mwenda JM
  • Impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction and genotypic characteristics of rotavirus strains in children less than 5 years of age with gastroenteritis in Ethiopia: 2011-2016. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7043-7047
Letsoalo RW, Sithole ME and Nyathi M
  •  Impact of silicone gel breast prosthesis on post-mastectomy photon beam therapy of a recurrent carcinoma. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics 2018; 15: 259-263
Ridel AF, Demeter F, Liebenberg J, Abbe EN, Vandermeulen D and Oettle AC
  • Skeletal dimensions as preditors for the shape of the nose in a South African sample: a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) study. Forensic Science International 2018; 289: 18-29
Ojji DB, Paoulter N, Damasceno A, Sliwa K, Smythe W, Kramer N, Badri M, Francis V, Aje A, Barasa F, Dzudie A, Jones E, Kana SS, Mntla P, Mondo C, Ogah O, Ogola E, Ogunbanjo GA, Okpechi I, Shedul G, Sani MU, Shedul G, Mayosi M
  • Rationale and design of the comparison of 3 combination therapies in lowering blood pressure in black africans (creole study): 2×3 factorial randomized single-blind multicenter trial. American Heart Journal 2018; 202: 2-12
Kluyts H-L, le Manach Y, Munlemvo DM, Madzimbamuto F, Basenero A, Coulibaly Y, Rakotarison S, Gobin V, Samateh AL, Chaibou MS, Omigbodun AO, Amanor-Boadu SD, Tumkunde J, Madiba TE, Pearse RM, Biccard BM
  • The ASOS surgical risk calculator: development and validation of a tool for identifying African surgical patients at risk of severe postoperative complications. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2018; 121(6): 1357-1363
Govender I
  • Steyn C, Govender I and Ndimannde JV. An exploration of the reasons women give for choosing legal termination of pregnancy at Soshanguve community health centre, Pretoria, South Africa. South African Family Practice 2018; 1(1): 1-6
  • Uchenna C and Govender I. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of doctors at Jubilee hospital, Tshwane district, regarding the syndromic management guidelines for sexually transmitted infections. South African Family Practice 2018; 0(0): 1-7
Theye CEG, Hattingh A, Cracknell TJ, Oettle A, Steyn M and Vandeweghe S
  • Dento-alveolar measurements and histomorphometric parameters of mixillary and mandibular first molars, using micro-CT. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research 2018; 1-12
Dorfling HF, Lockhat Z, Pretorius, Steyn M and Oettle AC
  • Facial approximations, characteristics of the eye in a South African sample. Forensic Science International 2018; 286; 46-53
Kisansa ME, Bida NM, Mutati P and Ramoroko PS
  •  Case of tuberculous pericarditis as a giant pericardial adhension and masquerading as a pericardial tumour. SA Journal of Radiology 2018; 22(1):1-3
Prinsloo E, Minne C and Greef W
  • Measuring breast density: comparing computer-automated breast density quantification with an observer-based method in a South African academic context. SA Journal of Radiology 2018; 22(2):1-5
Van Zyl N, Minne C and Mokone DH
  •  Human immunodeficiency virus infection in breast cancer patients: the prevalence thereof and its effect on breast cancer characteristics at Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital breast clinic, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. SA Journal of Radiology 2018; 22(2):1-5
Ndlovu TM and van Wyk JPH
  • Sccharification of waste paper with cellulase from garden snails (cornu aspersum). International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 2018; 1-10
Mabuza LH
  • Mabuza LH, Ogunbanjo GA, Hlabyago KE and Mogotsi M. Awareness of health care practitioners about the national health insurance in Tshwane district, South Africa. Open Public Health Journal 2019; 11: 93-103
  • Mabuza LH and Ntuli B. What motivated students to choose a career in health sciences? A comparison of rural and urban-origin students in three South African universities. Open Public Health Journal 2019; 11: 44-53
  • Mogosetsi NJ, Mabuza LH and Ogunbanjo GA The prevalence of HIV load suppression and related among patients on ART at Phedisong 4 clinic, Pretoria, South Africa. Open Public Health Journal 2019; 11: 44-53
  • Adeniji AA and Mabuza LH ‘Telephone triage’: a possible means of managing the after-hours patient load at primary health care facilities in South Africa. South African Family Practice 2018; 0(0): 1-6
Page NA, Seheri LM, Groome MJ, Moyes J, Walaza S, Mphahlele J, Kahn K, Kapongo CN, Zar HJ, Tempia S, Cohen C, Madhi SA
  • Temporal association of rotavirus vaccination and genotype circulation in South Africa: observations from 2002 to 2014. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7231-7237
Nyaga MM, Tan Y, Seheri ML, Halpin RA, Akopov A, Stucker KM, Fedorova NB, Shrivastava S, Steele D, Mwenda JM, Pickett BE, Das SR. Mphahlele MJ
  •  Whole-genome sequencing and analyses identify high genetic heterogeneity, diversity and endemicity of rotavirus genotype P [6] strains circulating in Africa. Infection, Genetics and Evaluation 2018; 63: 79-88
Mukaratirwa A, Berejena C, Nziramasanga P, Ticklay I, Gonah A, Nathoo K, Manangazira P, Mangwanya D, Marembo J, Mwenda JM, Weldegebriel G, Seheri ML, Tate JE, Yen C, Parashar U, Mujuru H
  • Distribution of rotavirus genotypes associated with acute diarrhoea in Zimbambwean children less than five years old before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7248-7255
Seheri ML, Magagula NB, Peenze I, Rakau K, Ndadza R, Mwenda JM, Weldegebrief Mwenda JM, Weldegebriel G, Steele AD and Mphahlele MJ
  • Rotavirus strain diversity in eastern and southern African countries before and after vaccine introduction. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7222-7230
Simwaka JC, Mpabalwani EM, Seheri ML, Peenze I, Monze M, Matapo B, Parashar UD, Mufunda J, Tate JE, Mphahlele MJ and Mwenda JM
  • Diversity of rotavirus strains circulating in children under five years of age who presented with acute gastroenteritis before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction, university teaching hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, 2008-2015. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7243-7247
Smith P, Marcus R, Bennie T, Nkala B, Nchabeleng M, Latka MH, Gray G, Wallace M, Bekker L-G
  • What to South African adolescents want in a sexual health service? Evidence from the South African studies on HIV in adolescents (SASHA) project. Medical Technology SA 2018; 108(8).
Wallace M, Middelkoop K, Smith P, Pike C, Bennie T, Chandia J, Churchyard G, Gray G, Latla MH, Mathebula M, Nchabeleng M, Roux S, Slack, Strode A, Bekker LG
  • Feasibility and acceptability of conducting HIV vaccine trials in adolescents in South Africa: going beyond willingness to participate towards implementation. Medical Technology SA 2018; 108(4).
Rahajamanana VL, Raboba JL, Rakotozanany A, Razafindraibe NJ, Andriatahirintsoa EJPR, Razafindrakoto AC, Mioramalala SA, Razaiarimanga C, Weldegebriel GG, Burnett E, Mwenda JM, Seheri M, Mphahlele MJ, Robinson AL
  • Impact of rotavirus vaccine on all-cause diarrhea and rotavirus hospitalizations in Madagascar. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7198-7204 (J49)
Tagbo BN, Mwenda JM, Eke CB, Edelu BO, Chukwubuike C, Armah G, Seheri ML, Isiaka A, Namadi L, Okafor HU, Ozumba UC, Nnani RO, Okafor V, Njoku R, Odume C, Benjamin-Pujah C, Azubuike C, Umezinne N, Ogude N, Osarogborun VO, Okwesili MU, Ezebilo SK, Udemba O, Yusuf K, Mahmud Z, Ticha JM, Obidike EO, Mphahlele JM
  • Rotavirus diarrhoea hospitalizations among children under 5 years of age in Nigeria, 2011-2016. Vaccine 2018; 36: 7759-7764


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