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Agbeko R, Argent A and MacLaren G. 2016. Mind over matter?  Pain, withdrawal and sedation in paediatric critical care. Intensive Care Med, 42: 1261-1263.

Allorto N, Clarke D and Rode H. 2016. Burn surgeons in South Africa: A rare species. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(2): 186-188.

Argent A. 2016. Recognizing pediatric sepsis:  Do the concepts help us to focus appropriately?  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 17(5): 460-461.

Argent AC.  2016. Getting basic nutrition right in the PICU. Critical Care Medicine, 44(8):1615-1616.

Besada D, Kerber K, Leon N, Sanders D, Daviaud E, Rohde S, Rohde J, van Damme W, Kinney M, Manda S, Oliphant P, Hachimou F, Ouedraogo A, Ghali A and Doherty T. 2016. Niger's Child Survival Success, contributing factors and challenges to sustainability:  A retrospective analysis. PLoS one 11(1): e0146945.

Bohlius J, Maxwell N, Spoerri A, Wainwright R, Sawry S, Poole J, Eley B, Prozesky H, Rabie H, Garone D, Technau K, Maskew M, Davies M, Davidson A, Stefan C and Egger M. 2016. Incidence of AIDS-defining and other cancers in HIV-positive children in South Africa. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(6): e164-167.

Brown S, Millar A and Cox S. 2016. The significance of social determinants of health on the outcome of surgical neonates in a third world setting. Pediatr Surg Int, 32: 101-107.

Boyede G, Eley B and Donald K. 2016. Preliminary validation of a new developmental screening tool for neurodevelopmental delay in HIV-infected South African children. Journal of Child Neurology, 31(2): 145-152.

Burnstein B, Fauteux-Lamarre E and Van As S. 2016. Increased morbidity associated with weekend paediatric road traffic injuries: 10-year analysis of trauma registry data. Injury. Int J. Care Injured, 47: 1236-1241.

Camlin CS, Seeley J, Viljoen L, Vernooij E, Simwinga M, Reynolds L, Reis R, Plank R, Orne-Gliemann J, Mcgrath N, Larmarange J, Hoddinott G, Getahun M, Charlebois ED, Bond V.  2016.  Strengthening universal HIV "test-and-treat" approaches with social science research.  AIDS, 30(6): 969-970.

Carapetis J, Beaton A, Cunningham M, Guilherme L, Karthikeyan G, Mayosi B, Sable C, Steer A, Wilson N, Wyber R and Zuhlke L. 2016. Acute rheumatatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.Nat Rev Dis Primers, 14(2): 15084.

​​​​​Coetzee M, McKerrow N, Chimwaza A, Molyneux E, North N and Sieberhagen S. 2016. Building paediatric nurse training capacity for Africa, in Africa. The Lancet, 4: 449-450.

Chi Luong K, Long Nguyen T, Huynh Thi DH, Carrara HP, Bergman NJ. 2016. Newly born low birthweight infants stabilise better in skin-to-skin  contact than when separated from their mothers:  A randomised controlled trial. Acta Paediatr, 105(4): 381-90. 

Claassen-Weitz S, Wysonge CS, Machingaidze S, Thabane L, Horsnell WGC, Zar HJ, Nicole MP and Kaba M. 2016.  Current knowledge and future research directions on fecal bacterial patterns and their association with asthma. Front Microbiol, 7: 838.

Davids MR, Eastwood JB, Selwood NH, Arogundade F. Asjimtantang G, Benghanem GM, Jarraya F, MacPhee IA, McCulloch M, Plange-Rhule J, Swanepoel CR, Adu D. 2015.A renal registrry for Africa: first steps. Clinical Kidney Journal, 9(1): 162-167.

de Blaauw and Numanoglu A. 2016. "Rectal ulcer: consider Hirschsprung's disease" Report of the Colorectal Club meeting, Milan, June 14-15, 2015. Teach Coloproctol. 20: 141-143.

den Hertog T, de Jong M, van der Ham AJ, Hinton D and Reis R. 2016. "Thinking a lot" Among the Khwe of South Africa: a key idiom of personal and interpersonal distress. Cult Med Psychiatry 40: 383-403. 

de Klerk P, van Dijk M and Van As AB.  Treatment and outcome of unusual animal bite injuries in young children.  SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(2): 206-209.

Donald K, Fouche J, Roose A, Koen N, Howells F, Riley E, Woods R, Zar H, Narr K and Stein D. 2016. Alcohol exposure in utero is associated with decreased gray matter volume in neonates. Metab Brain Dis, 31: 81-91.

Donald K, Ipser J, Howells F, Roos A, Fouche J-P, Riley E, Koen N, Woods R, Biswal B, Zar H, Narr K and Stein D. 2016. Interhemispheric functional brain connectivity in neonates with prenatal alcohol exposure:  Preliminary findings. Alcohol Clin Esp Res, 40: pp113-121.

Fatti G, Shaikh N, Eley B and Grimwood A. 2016. Effectiveness of community-based support for pregnant women living with HIV: a cohort study in South Africa. Aids Care, 28(S1): 114-118.

Gray CL, Levin ME and du Toit G.  2016.  Which test is best for diagnosing peanut allergy in South African children with atopic dermatitis?  South African Medical Journal, 106(2): 214-220.

Green R and Zar H. 2016. Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa.  Diagnosis and current management. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(4): 327.

Gregorowski C, Lochner C, Martin L, Simmons C, Kidd M, Walker K, Wilmshurst J and Seedat S. 2016. Neuropsychological manifestations in children with Sydenham's chorea after adjunct intravenous immunoglobulin and standard treatment. Metab Brain Dis, 31: 2015-212.

Groenendijk I, Booth J, Dijk M, Argent A and Zampoli M. 2016. Paediatric tracheostomy and ventilation home care with challenging socio-economic circumstances in South Africa. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology,  84: 161-165.

Gvetadze P, Chkhaidze I, Baldas S, Comoretto R, Gregori D and the Susy Safe working group. 2016. Injuries due to foreign body aspirations in Georgia: A prevention perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 83: 84-7.

Hammond C, Eley B, Wieselthaler N, Ndondo and Wilmshurst J. 2016. Cerebrovascular disease in children with HIV-1 infection. Dev Med & Child Neurology, 58(5): 452-460.

Hammond C, Shapson-Coe A, Govender R, van Toorn R, Ndondo A, Wieselthaler, Eley B, Mubaiwa L and Wilmshurst J. 2016. Moyamoya syndrome in South African children with HIV-1 infection. Journal of Child Neurology, 3(8): 1010-1017.

Heuvelings C, Berlard S, Janssen S, Wallrauch C, Grobusch MP, Brunetti E, Giordani MT, Heller T. 2016. Chest ultrasonography in patients with HIV:  a case series and review of the literature.  Infection, 44: 1-10.

Hinton DE, Barlow DH, Reis R, de Jong J. 2016.  A Transcultural Model of the Centrality of "Thinking a Lot: in Psychopathologies Across the Globe and the Process of Localization: A Cambodian Refugee Example.  Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 40(4): 570-619.

Hodkinson P, Argent A, Wallis L, Reid S, Perera R, Harrison S, Thompson M, English M, Maconochie I, Ward A. 2016. Pathways to care for critically ill or injured children:  A cohort from first presentation to healthcare services through to admission to intensive care to death.  PLoS one, 11(1): e0145473.

Hoare J, Phillips N, Joska JA, Paul R, Donald KA, Stein DJ, Thomas KGF.  2016. Applying the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder diagnostic criteria to HIV-infected youth.  Neurology 87(1): 86-93.

Jones CHD, Ward A, Hodkinson PW, Reid SJ, Wallis LA, Harrison S, Argent A. 2016. Caregivers' experiences of pathways to care for seriously ill children in Cape Town, South Africa: A qualitative investigation. PLoS one, 11(3): e015606 

Jutel M, Agache I, Bonini S, Burks AW, Calderon M, Canonica W, Cox L, Demoly P, Frew A, O'Hehir R, Kleine-Tebbe J, Muraro A, Lack G, Larenas D, Levin M, Martin BL, Nelson H, Pawankar R, Pfaar O, van Ree R, Sampson, Sublett JL, Sugita K, Du Toit G, Werfel T, van Wijk G, Zhang L, Akdis M and Akdis CA. 2016. International consensus on allergen immunotherapy II: Mechanisms, standardization, and pharmacoeconomics. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 137(2): 358-368.

Kakande B, Gumedze F, Hlela C and Khumalo N. 2016. Focus on the top ten diagnoses could reduce pediatric dermatology referrals. Pediatric Dermatology, 33(1): 99-102.

Koen N, Brittain K, Donald K, Barnett W, Koopowitz S, Mare K, Zar H and Stein D. 2016. Psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder: risk factors and associations with birth outcomes in the Drakenstein Child Health Study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7: 28720.

Lochan H, Moodley C, Rip D, Bamford C, Hendricks M, Davidson A and Eley B. 2016. Emergence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus at a tertiary paediatric hospital in South Africa. SAMJ S Afr Med J, 106(6): 562-6.

Lewis K. 2016. Tobacco smoke exposure in early life:  the first African cohort studies. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis,  20(6): 711.

Malherbe HL, Wood DL, Aldous C, Christianson AL. 2016.  Review of the 2015 guidelines for maternity care with relevance to congenital disorders.  South African Medical Journal, 106(7): 669-671.

Meldau S, Riordan G, van der Westhuizen F, Elson J, Smuts I, Pepper M and Soodyall H. 2016. Could we offer mitochondrial donation or similar assisted reproductive technology to South African patients with mitochondrial DNA disease? S Afr Med J 106(3): 234-236.

Moloi A, Watkins D, Engel M, Mall S and Zuhlke L. 2016. Epidemiology, health systems and stakeholders in rheumatic heart disease in Africa- a systematic review protocol.  BMJ Open, 6: e011266.

Moore ER, Bergman N, Aderson GC, Medley N.  2016. Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11) art. no. CD003519.

Morrow B, Brink J, Grace S, Pritchard L, Lupton-Smith A 2016. The effect of positioning and diaphragmatic breathing exercises on respiratory muscle activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 72(1):  e315.

Morrow B, Feldman C and Green R. 2016. Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa:  Intensive care management for severe disease. SAMJ South Africa Medical Journal, 106(5): 446-448.

Muloiwa R, Dube F, Nicole M, Zar H and Hussey G. 2016. Incidence and diagnosis of pertussis in South African children hospitilized with lower respiratory tract infection. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(6): e611-616.

Nourse P, Sinclair G, Gajjar P, du Plessis M and Argent A. 2016. Continuous flow peritoneal dialysis (CFPD) improves ultrafiltration in children with acute kidney injury on conventional PD using a 4.25% dextrose solution. Pediatr Nephrol, 31: 1137-1143.

Nourse P and Cullis R.  Rapid Equilibration in most small babies on acute peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 36: (2) 233-234.

Obiagwu P, Gajjar P, McCulloch, Scott C, Numanoglu A, Nourse P.  2016.  Salvageability of renal function following renal revascularisation  in children with Takayasu's arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis. SAMJ South African Medical Journal. 106(8): 813-816.

Oladukun R, Muloiwa R, Hsiao N, Valley-Omar Z, Nuttall J and Eley B. 2016.  Clinical characterisation and phylogeny of respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalised children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16: 236.

Olugbade OM, Taiwo AO, Ajayi OA, Faniran AA, Adebawojo OO, Ojelabi SO, Solarin AU and Renner JK. 2016. Avoidable birth injury complicated with limb gangrene: a reflection of an in-efficient health system.  Niger J Paed, 43(1): 54-57.

Oni T, Smit W, Matzopoulos R, Adams J, Pentecost M, Roster H-A, Albertyn Z, Behroozi F, Alaba O, Kaba M, van der Westhuizen C, Shung King M, Levitt N, Parnell S, Lambert E.  2016. Urban Health Research in Africa: Themes and Priority Research Questions. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.  93(4): 722-730.

Rao K, Slogrove A, Cooke L, Cotton M.  2016. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(12): 1154.

Redfern A, Westwood A and Donald K.  Children with disabling chronic conditions in the Western health subdistrict of Cape Town, South Africa: Estimating numbers and service gaps. 2016. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(3): 302-307.

Reid A, Hendricks M, Groenewald P and Bradshaw D. 2016. Where do children die and what are the causes?  Under-5 deaths in the Metro West geolographical service are of the Western Cape, South Africa, 2011. 2016. SAMJ S Afr Med J 106(4): 359-364.

Rhodes SJ, Knight GM, Fielding K, Scriba TJ, Pathan AA, McShane, Fletcher H and White RG. 2016. Individual-level factors associated with variation in mycobacterial-specific immune response: Gender and previous BCG vaccination status. Tuberculosis 96: 37-43.

Rohlwink UK, Donald K, Gavine B, Padayachy L, Wilmshurst J, Fieggen GA and Figaji AA.2016. Clinical characteristics and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with tuberculous meningitis and hydrocephalus. 2016. Development Medicine and Child Neurology, 8(5): 461-468.

Ruparelia K, Abubakar A, Badoe E, Bakare M, Visser K, Chugani D, Chugani H, Donald K, Wilmshurst J, Shih A, Skuse D and Newton C. 2016. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa: Current challenges in identification, assessment and treatment:  A report on the International Child Neurology Association Meeting on ASD in Africa, Ghana, April 3-5, 2014.  Journal of Child Neurology,  31(8) 1018-1026.

Sauro KM, Wiebe S, Dunkley C, Janszky J, Kumlien E, Moshe S, Nakasato N, Pedley TA, Perucca E, Senties H, Thomas SV, Wang Y, Wilmshurst J and Jette N. 2016. The current state of epilepsy guidelines: A systematic review. Epilepsia, 57(1): 13-23.

Scriven J, Graham L, Schutz C, Scriba T, Wilkinson K, Wilkinson R, Boulware D, Urban B, Lalloo D and Meintjies G. 2016. A glucuronoxylomannan-associated immune signature, characterized by monocyte deactivation and an increased interleukin 10 level, is a predictor of death in cryptococcal meningitis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 213: 1725-34.

Scriven JE, Graham LM, Schutz C, Scriba TJ, Wilkinson RJ, Boulware DR, Meintjies G, Lalloo DG and Urban BC. 2016. Flow cytometry to assess cerebrospinal fluid fungal burden in cryptococcal meningitis. Journal of Clinical Microbiolgoy, 54(3): 802-804.

Shephard G, von Delft D, Truck J, Kubian R, Ashour K and Grant H. 2016. A simple scoring system to train surgeons in basic laparoscopic skills. Pediatr Surg Int 32: 245-252.

Silwa K, Zuhlke L, Kleinloog R, Doubell A, Ebrahim I, Essop M, Kettles D, Jankelow D, Khan S, Klug E, , Lecour S, Marais D, Mpe M, Ntsekhe M, Osrin L, Smith F, Snyders A, Theron JP, Thornton A, Chin A, van der Merwe N, Dau E and Sarkin A. 2016. Cardiology- cardiothoracic subspeciality training in South African: a position of the South Africa Heart Association. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 27(2): 157-162.

Suk W, Ahanchian H, Asante K, Carpenter D, Diaz-Barriga F, Huo X, King M, Ruchirawat M, da Silva E, Sly L, Sly P, Stein R, van den Berg M, Zar H and Landrigan P. 2016. Environmental pollution:  An under recognised threat to children's health, especially in low and middle income countries.  Environmental Health Prospectives, 124(3).

Tran L, Roos A, Fouche J-P, Koen N, Woods R, Zar J, Narr K, Stein D and Donald K. 2016. White matter microstructural integrity and neurobehavioral outcome of HIV-exposed uninfected neonates. Medicine 95(4): e2577.

Theunissen D, Seymour B, Forder M, Cox S and Rode H. 2016.  Measurements in wound healing with observations on the effects of topical agents on full thickness dermal incised wounds. ScienceDirect.Burns 42(3): 556-63. 

Van der Kleij MR, Crone M, Reis R, Paulussen T.  2016. Unravelling the factors decisive to the implementation of EPODE-derived community approaches targeting childhood obesity:  A longitudinal, multiple case study.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1); 98.

Vanker A, Barnett W, Brittain K. Gie R, Koen N, Myers B, Stein D and Zar H. 2016. Antenatal and early life tobacco smoke exposure in an African birth cohort study. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 20(6): 729-737.

Van Mourik K, Crone MR, Pels TVM and Reis D.  2016. Parents' beliefs about the cause of parenting problems and relevance of parenting support:  Understanding low participation of ethnic minority and low socioeconomic status families in the Netherlands. Children and Youth services Review, 61: 345-352.

Van Mourik K, Crone MR, de Wolff MS, Reis R. 2017. Parent Training Programs for Ethnic Minorities: a Meta-analysis of Adaptations and Effect. Prevention Science, 18(1): 95-105.

Vernooij E, Mehlo M, Hardon A, Reis R. 2016.  Access for all: contextualising HIV treatment as prevention in Swaziland.  AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 28: 7-13.

Vorster M, Doruyter A, Brink A, Mkhize S, Holness J, Malan N, Nyakale N, Warwick JM and Sathekge M. 2016. Appropriate indications for positron emission tomography/computed temography, 2015. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(1): 106-122.

White D, Madhi S, Zar H, Masekela R and Risenga S. 2016. Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Viral aetiology and clinical epidemiology. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(5): 443-445.

White DA, Zar H, Madhi SA, Jeena P, Morrow B, Masekela R, Risenga S and Green RJ. 2016. Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa:  Diagnostic Flow. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(4): 328-329.

Wilmshurst J, Morrow B, du Preez A, Githanga D, Kennedy N and Zar H. 2016. The African Paediatric Fellowship Program: Training in Africa for Africans. Pediatrics, 137(1): e20152741.

Yadeta D, Hailu A, Haileamlak A, Gedlu E, Guteta S, Teferra E, Tigabu Z, Tesfaye H, Daniel W, Mekonnen D, Zelalem M, Tekleab Y, Alemayehu B, Mekonnen D, Azazh A, Moges T, Hailu T, Abdosch T, Yusuf N, Ayele D, Wuobshet K, Tadele H, Lemma K, Shiferaw S, Giday A, Mekonnen D, Alemu G, Zuhlke L, Thomas G, Allison T, Nkomo VT and Engel ME. 2016. Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among school children in Ethiopia: A multisite echocardiography-based screening. International journal of Cardiology, 221: 260-263.

Yoder HNC, Tol WA, Reis R, Jong JTVM. 2016. Child mental health in Sierra Leone: A survey and exploratory qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10(1): 48.

Zak D, Penn-Nicholson A, Scriba T, Thompson E, Suliman S, Amon L, Mahomed H, Erasmus M, Whatney W, Hussey G, Abrahams D, Kafaar F, Hawkridge T, Verver S, Hughes J, Ota M, Sutherland J, Howe R, Dockrell H, Boom W, Thiel B, Ottenhoff T, Mayanja-Kizza H, Crampin A, Downing K, Hatherill M, Valva J, Shankar S, Parido S, Kaufmann S, Walzl G, Aderem A and Hanekom W. 2016.  A blood RNA signature for tuberculosis disease risk:  a prospective cohort study.  Lancet, 387: 2312-22.

Zar H, Barnett W, Stadler A, Gardner-Lubbe S, Myer L and Nicol M. 2016. Aetiology of childhood pneumonia in a well vaccinated South African birth cohort:  a nested case-control study of the Drakenstein Child Health Study. Lancet Respir-Med, 4: 463-472.

Zar H, Madhi SA, White DA, Masekela R, Risenga S, Lewis H, Feldman C, Morrow B and Jeena C. 2016. Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Strategies for management and prevention. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(4): 330-332.

Zar H, Billo N, Ferkol T and Vestbo J,  2016. Decade of the lung - a call for action to promote lung health globally. The Lancet, 4: e3e4.

Zar H, Barnett W, Myer L and Nicol M. 2016. Childhood Pneumonia: The Drakenstein Child Health Study. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 106(7): 642-643.

Zembe-Mkabile Z, Jackson D, Sanders D, Besada D, Daniels K, Zamasiya T and Doherty T. 2016. The "community" in community case management of childhood illnesses in Malawi. Global Health Action, 9:29177

Zuhlke L, Engel M, Lemmer C, van de Wall M, Nkepu S, Meiring A, Bestawros M and Mayosi B. 2016. The natural history of latent rheumatic heart disease in a 5 year follow-up study: a prospective observational study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 16: 46.

Zuhlke L, Engel M, Nkepu S and Mayosi B. 2016. Evaluation of a focussed protocol for hand-held echocardiography and computer-assisted auscultation in detecting latent rheumatic heart disease in scholars.  Cardiology in the Young, 26: 1097-1106.

Zuhlke L, Karthikeyan G, Engel M, Rangarajan S, Mackie P, Cupido-Katya Mauff B, Islam S, Daniels R, Francis V, Ogendo S, Gitura B, Mondo C, Okello E, Lwabi P, Al-Kebsi M, Hugo-Hamman C, Sheta S, Haileamlak A, Daniel W, Goshu D, Abdissa S, Desta A, Shasho B, Begna D, ElSayed A, Ibrahim A, Musuku J, Bode-Thomas F, Yilgwan C,  Amusa G, Ige O, Okeahialam B,  Sutton C, Misra R, Fadl A, Kennedy N, Damasceno A, Sani M, Ogah O, Elhassan T, Mocumbi A, Adeoye A, Mntla P, Ojji D, Mucumbitsi J, Teo K, Yusuf S, Mayosi B.. 2016. Clinical outcomes in 3343 children and adults with rheumatic heart disease from 14 low- and middle-income countries.  Two-year follow-up of the global rheumatic heart disease registry (the Remedy study).  American Heart Association Inc. 134: 1456-1466.