A group of paediatricians, known as the SPAED Team, is once again raising funds for the Wits Paediatric Fund (WPF). (more…)
Prof Guy Richards, Academic Head: Critical Care, at the Wits University, recently presented at the ...
How to integrate it into your practice Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is becoming the gold ...
Dr Hein van Wyk The exact prevalence of dry eye disease is unknown due to ...
Combining ivy leaf extracts with regular inhaled corticoidsteroid treatment significantly improved the lung function of children with mild, persistent, uncontrolled asthma, a new study found. (more…)
Paediatric cardiology will feature prominently at SA Heart Congress 2015, with a dedicated track running daily from Sunday, 25 to Wednesday, 28 October, at Sun City in North West Province. (more…)
Seizure disorders are one of the common neurologic problems observed in childhood. Paediatric epilepsies constitute a heterogeneous group of conditions with different diagnostic criteria and management. Despite recent developments in the treatment of epilepsy, it is observed that many clinical questions remain unanswered. However, a number of new treatments promise a better quality of life […]
Swimmer’s ear is a diffuse infection in the ear canal, also known as acute otitis externa (AOE). The lifetime incidence is 10% and is more common in summer months with increased water exposure. The majority (98%) is caused by bacteria (Pseudomonas auruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus). (more…)
The most commonly heard strategy in healthcare today is the move to pay for value and not for volume. The problem is that value-based purchasing (VBP) is essentially a theoretical construct and most people are sceptical about whether VBP can work. (more…)
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in the aetiology of infectious diseases and metabolic syndrome. These diseases are prevalent in the African and Asian-Indian populations of SA. However, there is limited data on 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations in these populations. (more…)
The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) notes with concern a move that may result in loss of patient benefits and multiple additional burdens placed on medical practitioners as a result of the new draft amendments to Regulations 5 and 8 of the Medical Schemes Act as it pertains to reporting requirements and Prescribed Minimum […]
During the past few decades, the incidence of dryness related skin problems has been on the increase, whereby more than 75% of people above the age of 65 years suffer from xerosis. The skin being the largest organ is exposed to the external environment and comes in contact with the sun, chemicals, soap and harsh […]
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