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Annual Research Days

Annual Research Days 2021

Second Call for Abstracts

Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 10th November

Research Day 2020 Programme and Abstract Booklet

Research Day 2019 Programme
Research Day 2019 Abstract Book
Research Day Bag to School initiative

Research Day 2018 Programme
Research Day 2018 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