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Victoria Pillay-van Wyk
South African Medical Research Council
DemographyMortality rateDiseasePopulationMedicine
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#1Peter KamermanH-Index: 1
#1Peter R. Kamerman (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 18
Last. Sean ChettyH-Index: 1
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Limited information on the prevalence and risk factors for chronic pain is available for developing countries. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of chronic pain, and the association between this pain and various personal and sociodemographic factors by including questions in the South Africa Demographic and Household Survey 2016. The survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of the adult population (ages 15 and older, n = 10336). Chronic pain...
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#1Glenda GrayH-Index: 43
#2Tanya DohertyH-Index: 24
Last. Fatima LaherH-Index: 15
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South African (SA) researchers have made both national and global contributions to HIV prevention and treatment. Research conducted in SA has contributed markedly to improved survival in HIV-infected infants, children and adults. The translation of clinical research into practice has enabled the curtailment of paediatric HIV in SA. Along with international collaborators, SA has made pivotal contributions to biomedical prevention modalities including medical male circumcision and oral and topical...
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#1Carmen PheifferH-Index: 9
#2Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
Last. Debbie BradshawH-Index: 32
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Introduction Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major source of morbidity and mortality in South Africa, spurred by increased urbanisation and unhealthy lifestyle factors. Local epidemiological data are required to inform health planning and policy. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify, collate and synthesise all studies reporting the prevalence of diabetes in South Africa. A secondary aim is to report the prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose, conditio...
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#1Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
#2Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
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#1Oluwatoyin F. Awotiwon (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
Last. Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
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Objective To present evidence from available reliable published data on the prevalence, incidence and severity of diarrhoea in children aged under five years in South Africa. Methods We searched seven electronic databases. Two reviewers assessed the studies independently and extracted outcome data. The heterogeneity of the studies did not allow for a meta-analysis. Results We found only one nationally representative study conducted in 1998 reporting a diarrhoea prevalence of 13% in children unde...
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#1Rifqah A Roomaney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
Last. Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
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Introduction Lower respiratory infections (LRIs) and pneumonia are among the leading causes of death worldwide, especially in children aged under 5 years, and these patterns are reflected in the South African population. Local epidemiological data for LRIs and pneumonia are required to inform the Second National Burden of Disease Study underway in South Africa. The aim of this systematic review is to identify published studies reporting the prevalence, incidence, case fatality, duration or sever...
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#1Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
#2William Msemburi (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 9
Last. Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 4
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Summary Background The poor health of South Africans is known to be associated with a quadruple disease burden. In the second National Burden of Disease (NBD) study, we aimed to analyse cause of death data for 1997–2012 and develop national, population group, and provincial estimates of the levels and causes of mortality. Method We used underlying cause of death data from death notifications for 1997–2012 obtained from Statistics South Africa. These data were adjusted for completeness using indi...
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#1Mweete D Nglazi (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 8
#2Jané Joubert (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 9
Last. Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
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Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disease and disability globally and in South Africa. Epidemiological data for MDD are essential to estimate the overall disease burden in a country. The objective of the systematic review is to examine the evidence base for prevalence, incidence, remission, duration, severity, case fatality and excess mortality of MDD in South Africa from 1997 to 2015. Methods and analysis We will perform electronic searches in PubMed, PsycINFO, ...
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#1Rifqah A Roomaney (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Victoria Pillay-van Wyk (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 5
Last. Lyn A. Hanmer (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
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Objectives Routine health information systems (RHISs) provide data that are vital for planning and monitoring individual health. Data from RHISs could also be used for purposes for which they were not originally intended, provided that the data are of sufficient quality. For example, morbidity data could be used to inform burden of disease estimations, which serve as important evidence to prioritize interventions and promote health. The objective of this study was to identify and assess publishe...
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#1Beatrice Nojilana (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 6
#2Debbie Bradshaw (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 27
Last. Rob E. Dorrington (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 25
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Continued effort and politcal will must be directed towards preventing, delaying the onset of and managing non-communicable diseases in South Africa.
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