Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine Vol 1 Issue 2
- Publication Date: 5 August 2019
- Dimensions and Pages:
- Paperback EAN: 2618-0189
- eBook EAN: 2618-0197
- Rights: Open Access
- Recommended Price (ZAR):
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The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine is a peer-reviewed, Open Access scientific research journal published tri-annually, and was established to provide a forum to showcase scientific research from the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as well as from other institutions nationally and internationally. Submissions are encouraged and the journal has a particular focus to encourage clinical and translational research especially from new academics, including students, fellows and junior consultants.
The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine also provides a space where the various Departmental Research Day abstracts can be shared. This allows the whole school to see what is happening in different departments. The current edition presents the PsychiatryDay abstracts from the Department of Psychiatry.
Highlights from Issue 2:
Nosisa et al. present findings from one of the largest databases on dyslipidemia in children who are HIV-infected and treated with antiretroviral therapy. Nquebelele et al. report their findings which questions the previously reported findings of a signifcant association of specific genetic polymorphisms in the podocin and bone morhogenetic protein 4 genes in black patients with hypertension related end stage kidney disease. Ngubane-Mwandla et al. present their findings of the impact of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in neonates. Their findings reflect the improvement in outcome of neonates with PDA compared to those without PDA and challenges the notion that these neonates need routine ductal closure. Phokontsi et al. present findings of blood product usage at one of the largest cardiothoracic centers in South Africa and make important recommendations how blood product use can be improved locally and nationally. Finally, a study is presented by Le Roux et al. from Stellenbosch University highlighting the lack of effective vaccination strategies at a major South African training institution and make a plea that a comprehensive vaccination policy and student-centric vaccination programs are needed for undergraduate health science students in South Africa.
The second issue of Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2618-0189; eISSN 2618-
0197) can be downloaded from the Sabinet portal –
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1 Prevalence of Dyslipidaemia in HIV-infected Children Treated with Protease Inhibitors in South Africa- Nosisa Sipambo, Ashraf Coovadia1, Tammy Meyers and Shobna Sawry
2 Association of Variants in the Podocin, Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 and Serologically Defined Colon Cancer Antigen 8 Genes with Hypertension-Attributed
Chronic Kidney Disease and Their Interaction with Apolipoprotein L1- Nolubabalo U Nqebelele, Caroline Dickens, Therese Dix-Peek, Raquel Duarte and Saraladevi Naicker
3 A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study of Symptomatic Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates
NAN- Ngubane-Mwandla, F Motara and DE Ballot
4 Intraoperative Usage of Blood Products in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery on Cardiopulmonary Bypass- Charity Phokontsi, Michel Kasongo Muteba and Palesa Motshabi-Chakane
5 South African Undergraduate Health Science Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Preferences Regarding Vaccination- Christine Le Roux and Angela Dramowski
6 The ‘Angry’ Scrotum: Idiopathic Scrotal Calcinosis: A Case Report- D Reddy, R Wadee, J van Hasselt and A Adam
Research Day Abstracts
Pravin Manga is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Witwatersrand. He specialised in Cardiology and was the Academic Head of Cardiology at WITS from 1995 to 2016 and was the Past President of the Southern Africa Cardiac Society. He also served as the Academic Head of Internal Medicine at Wits University from 2014 to 2016.