Rauf Sayed

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OBJECTIVE To describe the overall and age-specific incidence rates for breast cancer and determinants of the stage of breast cancer at the time of diagnosis in the Western Cape, South Africa. METHODS Data were derived from a case-control study of the association between injectable progestagen contraceptives and breast cancer conducted over a 4-year period(More)
Of 535 consecutive cases of acute leukaemia diagnosed in the Cape Province between 1978 and 1985, demographic data are incomplete in 75 black patients and they have had to be excluded from the spatial analysis. Of the remaining 460 cases, 223 (48.5%) occurred in white patients and 237 (51.5%) in those of mixed ancestry, classified as coloureds according to(More)
The 20-year birth prevalence of Down syndrome in Cape Town, South Africa, was determined. All cases delivered to mothers in Cape Town, plus terminations following prenatal diagnosis, between 1 January 1974 and 31 December 1993 were ascertained. There were 784 Down syndrome pregnancies, of which 95% were trisomies. The 32 terminations comprised 18.3% of the(More)
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS in developing countries has been rapidly scaled up through directed public and private resources. Data on the efficacy of ART in developing countries are limited, as are operational research studies to determine the effect of selected nonmedical supportive care services on health outcomes in patients receiving ART.(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients present to an emergency centre (EC) with problems that could be managed at primary healthcare (PHC) level. This has been noted at George Provincial Hospital in the Western Cape province of South Africa. AIM In order to improve service delivery, we aimed to determine the patient-specific reasons for accessing the hospital EC with(More)
There is a world-wide increase in the incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma among white people. Absence of accurate population-based data on the incidence of melanoma in South Africa prompted a study to determine the incidence, anatomical sites and pathological details of melanoma in Cape Town. In a prospective study from 1 January 1990 to 31 December(More)
INTRODUCTION Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are an essential part of modern healthcare. Marked increases in clinical demand for these imaging modalities are straining healthcare expenditure and threatening health system sustainability. The number of CT and MRI scans requested in the Eden and Central Karoo districts of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare adenoidectomy using suction-diathermy ablation to curettage adenoidectomy with respect to operative time and adenoid regrowth at 6 months after surgery. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, single-blind, study to compare two methods of performing adenoidectomy. A group of 100 children, undergoing adenoidectomy alone or in(More)
BACKGROUND Variceal bleeding (VB) is the leading cause of death in cirrhotic patients with oesophageal varices. We evaluated the efficacy of emergency endoscopic intervention in controlling acute variceal bleeding and preventing rebleeding and death during the index hospital admission in a large cohort of consecutively treated alcoholic cirrhotic patients(More)