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Predictors of chronic bronchitis in South African adults.
TLDR
The pattern of chronic bronchitis in South Africa suggests a combination of risk factors that includes not only smoking but also tuberculosis, occupational exposures in men and domestic fuel exposure in women.
Association between tuberculosis and HIV disease progression in a high tuberculosis prevalence area.
TLDR
The view that prolonged immune activation induced by tuberculosis leads to prolonged increased HIV replication and consequent accelerated disease progression in HIV-1 disease progression is supported.
Silicosis prevalence and exposure-response relations in South African goldminers
TLDR
A large burden of silicosis among older black workers in the South African goldmining industry, which is likely to worsen as such miners spend longer periods in continuous employment in dusty jobs is confirmed and an urgent need for improved dust control in the industry is indicated.
Wheeze, asthma diagnosis and medication use: a national adult survey in a developing country
TLDR
Both wheeze and asthma diagnosis were more prevalent in those with less education but had no association with the asset index, and having medical insurance was associated with a higher prevalence of diagnosis.
Predictive factors for latent tuberculosis infection among adolescents in a high-burden area in South Africa.
TLDR
About half of the adolescents were found to be latently infected with TB in a high TB burden area with demographic and poverty-related socio-economic factors predicting the risk of TB infection.
Chronic airflow obstruction and respiratory symptoms following tuberculosis: a review of South African studies.
TLDR
These studies add to the evidence of a strong association between PTB, even if treated, and subsequent airflow obstruction as well as restrictive loss, which is currently the most common functional outcome.
Lung function loss in relation to silica dust exposure in South African gold miners
TLDR
Despite a healthy worker effect, lung function loss was demonstrable whether due to silicosis, tuberculosis or an independent effect of dust, and improved dust control on the South African gold mines would reduce the risk of silicrosis, tuberculosis and lung function impairment.
Evaluation of the quality of informed consent in a vaccine field trial in a developing country setting
TLDR
The quality of informed consent found in this study could be considered as building blocks for establishing acceptable standards for public health research in a developing country with low levels of literacy and education.
Prevalence and reliability of asthma symptoms in primary school children in Cape Town.
TLDR
It is concluded that the prevalence of wheeze is high in this population, and that underdiagnosis and undertreatment of asthma are a problem, and certain questions currently proposed for childhood asthma questionnaires may be unreliable.
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