Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Acute onset vomiting and diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses of infancy. Caused by acute infection with a variety of viruses, bacteria and parasites, the condition is easily recognised by caregivers and is usually managed at home. Numerous traditional and folk remedies exist, owing to the common and well-recognised nature of the condition; […]

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

To the Editor: Pregnant women are at high risk of severe acute respiratory infection if infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On 14 August 2009 the first complicated H1N1 obstetric patient was admitted to the obstetric critical care unit (OCCU) at Tygerberg Hospital with respiratory distress. The clinical picture was that of bronchopneumonia, and […]

Acute Renal Failure in Four Comrades Marathon Runners Ingesting the Same Electrolyte Supplement: Coincidence Or Causation?(Original Articles) (Report)

Acute Renal Failure in Four Comrades Marathon Runners Ingesting the Same Electrolyte Supplement: Coincidence Or Causation?(Original Articles) (Report)

The 89 km Comrades Marathon historically reports the highest incidence of acute renal failure (ARF) cases in any sporting event in the world (estimated at 2/10 000 runners). (1) The first 2 cases reported from the event (in 1967 and 1968) occurred in races with only ~600 runners. (2) An incidence as high as 10/10 […]