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Drakenstein Child Health Study (DCHS)

Scientific Publications

2016 - 2017 Open Access Publications

1. Tuberculin Skin Test Conversion and Primary Progressive Tuberculosis Disease in the First Five Years of Life: A Birth Cohort
    Study from Cape Town, South Africa. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. Published Online November 17 2017.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30149-9

2. Maternal and infant factors had a significant impact on birthweight and longitudinal growth in a South African birth cohort.
    Acta Paediatr. 2017 Nov;106(11):1793-1801. doi: 10.1111/apa.14015. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/28796908/

3. Infant feeding practices in a South African birth cohort—A longitudinal study. Maternal & Child Nutrition.  Volume 13, Issue 3,
    July 2017.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/mcn.12371/full

4. Early-life exposure to indoor air pollution or tobacco smoke and lower respiratory tract illness and wheezing in African infants:
    a longitudinal birth cohort study. Lancet Planet Health 2017;1: e328–36. 
    http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(17)30134-1.pdf

5. The developmental effects of HIV and alcohol: a comparison of gestational outcomes among babies from South African
    communities with high prevalence of HIV and alcohol use.  AIDS Res Ther. 2017; 14: 28. Published online 2017 May 8. 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5422965/pdf/12981_2017_Article_153.pdf

6. Lung Function in African Infants in the Drakenstein Child Health Study. Impact of Lower Respiratory Tract Illness. Am J Respir
    Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan 15; 195(2): 212–220.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5394784/pdf/rccm.201601-0188OC.pdf

7. Maternal participant experience in a South African birth cohort study enrolling healthy pregnant women and their infants.
    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:3.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13010-016-0036-2 

8. Childhood pneumonia: The Drakenstein Child Health Study. SAMJ July 2016, Vol. 106, No. 7
    http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/viewFile/11108/7469

9. Aetiology of childhood pneumonia in a well vaccinated South African birth cohort: a nested case-control study of the
    Drakenstein Child Health Study. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2016, Pages 463-472.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213260016000965


2016 - 2017 Non-open Access Publications

10. Predictors of breastfeeding initiation and continuation in a South African birth cohort study. Journal of Preventive  Medicine,
      Volume 102, September 2017, Pages 100-111.  
      https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.07.004

11. Investigating tangible and mental resources as predictors of perceived household food insecurity during pregnancy among
     women in a South African birth cohort study. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Aug;187:76-84. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.06.022. Epub
     2017 Jun 20.
     https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0277-9536(17)30391-X

12. Maternal posttraumatic stress disorder and infant developmental outcomes in a South African birth cohort study.
      Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(3), 292-300.
      http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037/tra0000234