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The burden of metabolic diseases amongst HIV positive patients on HAART attending The Johannesburg Hospital.
South Africa has the highest prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the world. The improved life expectancy, due to the recent introduction of highly active antiretroviralExpand
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Obesity and its outcomes among pregnant South African women
To determine the prevalence of obesity and its effect on maternal and fetal outcomes among pregnant women at the Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa.
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Referral steps in district health system are side-stepped.
To the Editor: The South African public health sector follows a hierarchical referral system. District hospitals play a central role between the primary health care (PHC) clinics, community healthExpand
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Barriers to tuberculosis care delivery among miners and their families in South Africa: an ethnographic study.
SETTING South African miners suffer the highest tuberculosis (TB) rates in the world. Current efforts to stem the epidemic are insufficient. Historical legacies and persistent disease burden demandExpand
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Purchasing of medical equipment in public hospitals: the mini-HTA tool.
The mini-health technology assessment (HTA) tool is valuable in assessing the quality of decisions regarding health technology management in South African public hospitals. The tool demonstrates theExpand
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Provincial screening rates for chronic diseases of lifestyle, cancers and HIV in a health-insured population.
BACKGROUND Screening for asymptomatic diseases can reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality in all population groups. There is widespread geographical variation in the quality of care. Few dataExpand
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Predictors of adherence to screening guidelines for chronic diseases of lifestyle, cancers, and HIV in a health-insured population in South Africa
Background Adherence to screening guidelines has been widely accepted to reduce morbidity, mortality, and cost outcomes. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of adherence to screeningExpand
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Framing preventive care messaging and cervical cancer screening in a health-insured population in South Africa: Implications for population-based communication?
The impact of health message framing on cervical cancer screening uptake is poorly understood. In a prospective randomized control study with 748 females, aged 21–65 years with no Pap smear in theExpand
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Demographic and clinical variables influencing gestational age at booking among South African pregnant women
A retrospective record review was made of 758 women who delivered over a 2-month period at the Charlottee Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Women booking early (up to 14 weeks) were comparedExpand
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Response to the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic Across Africa: Successes, Challenges, and Implications for the Future
Background The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed considerable lives. There are major concerns in Africa due to existing high prevalence rates for both infectious and non-infectious diseases andExpand
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