Current Research Activities
Annual Research Days
Research Days 2017
Tue, 31 October & 1 November 2017
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
2014 Oral Presentations
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.
|Home environmental exposures to indoor air pollution and tobacco smoke in an African
|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.
|Aeroallergen sensitisation and prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in
children with vernal keratoconjunctivitis attending Red Cross War Memorial Children’s
|Description and outcomes of oral food challenges in a tertiary paediatric allergy clinic in
|T van der Watt|
|An assessment of the association between domestic hygiene, diarrhoea and nutritional
status in children under two years in Khayelitsha.
|Prevalence and management of microcytic anaemia in children seen at Red Cross War
Memorial Children’s Hospital.
|Clinical outcome of children with Hodgkin lymphoma after chemotherapy alone – The
Red Cross Children’s Hospital experience.
|Low grade gliomas treated at the University of Cape Town’s combined paediatric neuro-
|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.
|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.
|An audit of transfers into the PICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
(RCWMCH): Ten years later.
|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
|The use of gabapentin for the management of pain in Gullain-Barre syndrome in the
|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
|Exposure to methamphetamine prenatally modifies white matter integrity and
neurocognitive function in children.
|Children with autism and epilepsy: A descriptive clinical cohort study from Red Cross
War Memorial Hospital.
|Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in 4720 asymptomatic school
children from South Africa and Ethiopia: implications for school health services.
|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).
|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|