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Annual Research Days

Research Days 2019

Tue, 29 October and Wednesday 30 October 2019
Venue: D3 Lecture Theatre, D Floor
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital


Research Day 2018 Programme

2018 Research Day Abstract Booklet

Research Day 2017 Programme

SCAH Program Abstract Booklets:  2017 / 2016 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006  


2014 Oral Presentations  

Keynote Address: “Reflections on inequalities in research capacity". J Volmink
A randomised controlled trial of high or low volume initiation and rapid or slow advancement of milk feeds for infants  ≤ 1000 G. MS Raban
Neonatal sepsis and antibiotic sensitivity patterns at Groote Schuur Hospital nursery –evolution over a 9 year period. N Naidoo
The influence of birth site on short-term outcomes of encephalopathic newborn infants treated with therapeutic hypothermia at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. V. Nakibuuka
Therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy using low-technology methods: A systematic review and meta- nalysis.  G Rossouw
Neonatal HIV case series: Challenges in diagnosis and management. J. Nuttall (obo S. Pillay)
Early determinants of lung function in African infants. D Gray
Lung function measures in unsedated 1 year South African infants.  L Willemse
Incidence of pertussis in children hospitalised with lower respiratory tract infection at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. ​ F Dube
Detection of common bacterial and viral causes of meningitis using molecular
diagnostics at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.  
P Mteshana
Home environmental exposures to indoor air pollution and tobacco smoke in an African
birth cohort.
A Vanker
Incidence and severity of childhood pneumonia in the first year of life in a South African birth cohort: The Drakenstein Child Health Study. D Le Roux
The prevalence of IgE-mediated food sensitisation and food allergy in unselected 12-36
month old urban South African children.
M Botha
Aeroallergen sensitisation and prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in
children with vernal keratoconjunctivitis attending Red Cross War Memorial Children’s
S Naidoo
Description and outcomes of oral food challenges in a tertiary paediatric allergy clinic in
South Africa
T van der Watt
An assessment of the association between domestic hygiene, diarrhoea and nutritional
status in children under two years in Khayelitsha.
M Sambo
Prevalence and management of microcytic anaemia in children seen at Red Cross War
Memorial Children’s Hospital.
M Wege
Clinical outcome of children with Hodgkin lymphoma after chemotherapy alone – The
Red Cross Children’s Hospital experience.
G Chagaluka
Low grade gliomas treated at the University of Cape Town’s combined paediatric neuro-
oncology service.
A Davidson
Rhabdomyosarcoma at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital 1990-2010. M Hendricks
M72/AS01E candidate vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is immunogenic in
adolescents in a TB endemic setting.    
A Penn-Nicholson
Comparative evaluation of diagnostic performance of XPERT® MTB/RIF assay between induced sputum and gastric washing specimens in children below 5 years of age from the MVA85A TB vaccine trial in Cape Town, South  Africa.  E Bunyasi
Direct ex vivo characterisation of the CD4 T cell response induced by the novel subunit
TB vaccine, H1.
M Musvosvi
An audit of transfers into the PICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
(RCWMCH): Ten years later.
K. Dimitriades
Ligamentous integrity in spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality
S. Dix-Peek (obo A. Horn)
Takayasu in children with revascularization of renal function following renal Salvageability arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis. P. Nourse (obo   P.Obiagwu)
Recurrence rate post renal transplant of childhood nephrotic syndrome, at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. J. Buckley
Screening for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in asthmatic children
on corticosteroids is not possible when employing clinical and static biochemical
E Zollner
The use of gabapentin for the management of pain in Gullain-Barre syndrome in the
paediatric setting.
H Hutton
Benzodiazepines and excitatory GABAergic signalling during epileptic seizures.            R Burman
Prenatal alcohol use, intimate partner violence and other psychosocial stressors and
symptoms as predictors of poor developmental outcomes in infancy in a South African
birth cohort.

N Koen

Exposure to methamphetamine prenatally modifies white matter integrity and
neurocognitive function in children.
A Roos
Children with autism and epilepsy: A descriptive clinical cohort study from Red Cross
War Memorial Hospital. 
N Ramsundhar
Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in 4720 asymptomatic school
children from South Africa and Ethiopia: implications for school health services.           
M Engel
Baseline characteristics, complications, and gaps in evidence-based interventions in
3343 children and adults with rheumatic heart disease from 14 countries: the Global
Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (The REMEDY study).
L Zuhlke
Anomalous left coronary artery to pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital  (RCWMCH). B Rossouw
Counting encounters:  A quantitative estimation of the clinical workload of the Western Cape Paediatric Cardiology Service (WCPCS). R De Decker