Ane Visagie

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BACKGROUND Low lung function in early life is associated with later respiratory illness. There is limited data on lung function in African infants despite a high prevalence of respiratory disease. AIM To assess the determinants of early lung function in African infants. METHOD Infants enrolled in a South African birth cohort, the Drakenstein child(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Population-appropriate lung function reference data are essential to accurately identify respiratory disease and measure response to interventions. There are currently no reference data in African infants. The aim was to describe normal lung function in healthy African infants. METHODS Lung function was performed on healthy South(More)
RATIONALE Lower respiratory tract illness is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. It is unknown whether infants are predisposed to illness because of impaired lung function or whether respiratory illness reduces lung function. OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of early life exposures, including lower respiratory tract illness, on lung(More)
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