Johan van Schalkwyk

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OBJECTIVES A simple and rapid computerised keyboard test, based on the alternating finger tapping test, has been developed to quantify upper limb motor function. The test generates several variables: (1) kinesia score: the number of keystrokes in 60 seconds; (2) akinesia time: cumulative time that keys are depressed; (3) dysmetria score: a weighted index(More)
The segmental method for estimating the centre of mass (COM) location of the human body has been widely used since 1889. How closely this method agrees with direct measurements of the location and movement of COM during activity however, remains unclear. To test this, a novel reaction-board utilizing life sized projections of human subjects is designed for(More)
The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has changed over time and between countries. It is therefore essential to monitor the characteristics of patients at risk of infection and the circulating strains to recognize local and global trends, and improve patient management. From December 2011 to May 2012 we conducted a prospective,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of initiating raltegravir (RAL)-containing combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimens on HIV viral load (VL) in pregnant women who have high or suboptimal VL suppression late in pregnancy. METHODS HIV-infected pregnant women who started RAL-containing cART after 28 weeks' gestation from 2007 to 2013 were identified(More)
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