Poor Adherence to South African Guidelines for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Poor Adherence to South African Guidelines for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Objective. To evaluate adherence to the South African guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and to determine whether adherence reduced length of hospital stay and mortality in patients with severe CAP. Setting. King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban.

South African Guideline for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children (Guideline) (Report)

South African Guideline for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children (Guideline) (Report)

Acute bronchiolitis is defined as viral-induced inflammation of bronchioles. The clinical manifestations occur as a consequence of airway inflammation and air trapping. Bronchiolitis most commonly occurs as an acute illness in children younger than 2 years of age. The most frequent cause is rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, other respiratory viruses being less […]

Strategies for Initial Management of Hypertension (Report)

Strategies for Initial Management of Hypertension (Report)

Introduction High blood pressure (BP) is a major public health problem in India and elsewhere (1-4). It is a major cardiovascular risk factor (5-7) and contributes significantly to cardiovascular mortality (8,9). Prospective Studies Collaboration has reported that reducing BP can substantially decrease cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular as well as all-cause mortality (10). This risk reduction […]