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Dyspnoea: Pathophysiology and a clinical approach 2335 9870 0 31 12236
Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa: Legislation explored 7255 503 0 22 7780
Child consent in South African law: implications for researchers, service providers and policy-makers 6806 208 0 25 7039
Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976): his habits and his health 6935 75 0 0 7010
South African medical schools: Current state of selection criteria and medical students' demographic profile 965 5305 0 39 6309
An approach to the young hypertensive patient 373 5837 0 21 6231
Intimate partner violence: A helpful guide to legal and psychosocial support services 4973 129 0 9 5111
Was Stalin mad? 4447 58 0 0 4505
Guns and gender-based violence in South Africa 3722 489 0 20 4231
Geographical maldistribution of surgical resources in South Africa: A review of the number of hospitals, hospital beds and surgical beds 3860 322 0 10 4192
Human health impacts in a changing South African climate 3495 97 0 22 3614
Termination of pregnancy and children: consent and confidentiality issues 3099 163 0 0 3262
A simple clinical formula for predicting fetal weight in labour at term: derivation and validation 3115 56 0 15 3186
Self-induction of abortion among women accessing second-trimester abortion services in the public sector, Western Cape Province, South Africa: An exploratory study 3021 23 0 11 3055
Akhenaten, a unique pharaoh 2798 66 0 0 2864
Blood pressure measurements in the ankle are not equivalent to blood pressure measurements in the arm 2773 58 0 11 2842
Tonsillectomy rates in the South African private healthcare sector 142 2663 0 11 2816
The first black doctors and their influence in South Africa 2495 119 0 12 2626
Diagnosis of bacterial infection 2477 96 0 11 2584
The structured communication tool SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation) improves communication in neonatology 2219 318 0 34 2571
Management of severe acute malnutrition 2420 108 0 10 2538
Intimate partner violence is everyone's problem, but how should we approach it in a clinical setting? 2306 189 0 11 2506
Investigating nystagmus in patients with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review (1996 - 2016) 2380 73 0 10 2463
Prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace 2122 310 0 0 2432
COVID-19 and tuberculosis in South Africa: A dangerous combination 1965 395 0 0 2360
COVID deaths in South Africa: 99 days since South Africa's first death 2241 83 0 33 2357
The electronic cigarettes debate 2195 38 0 6 2239
Challenging times for environmental health in South Africa: The role of the Environmental Health Research Network 1959 232 0 0 2191
Addressing adolescent alcohol use in South Africa 1771 380 0 16 2167
Decisive and strong leadership and intersectoral action from South Africa in response to the COVID-19 virus 1861 251 0 0 2112
COVID-19: Getting ahead of the epidemic curve by early implementation of social distancing 1741 359 0 0 2100
Mid-upper arm circumference: A surrogate for body mass index in pregnant women 1939 119 0 20 2078
Disposal of medical waste: A legal perspective 1833 198 0 19 2050
Understanding the intergenerational transmission of violence 1805 225 0 9 2039
Guideline for using growth hormone in paediatric patients in South Africa: treatment of growth hormone deficiency and other growth disorders 1943 45 0 23 2011
Cost of intensive care services at a central hospital in South Africa 95 1797 0 21 1913
Protecting personal information: Implications of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act for healthcare professionals 1712 170 0 14 1896
The presentation, management and outcomes of Fournier's gangrene at a tertiary urology referral centre in South Africa 1812 28 0 19 1859
Amendments to the Sexual Offences Act dealing with consensual underage sex: Implications for doctors and researchers 1731 59 0 12 1802
The cost of harmful alcohol use in South Africa 1664 103 0 17 1784
An approach to the patient with a suspected tachycardia in the emergency department 1619 95 0 11 1725
Psychosocial risk and protective factors associated with perpetration of gender-based violence in a community sample of men in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 1590 80 0 15 1685
Tuberculosis control in South Africa: Successes, challenges and recommendations 1443 221 0 13 1677
Topical and systemic pharmacological treatment of atopic dermatitis 1612 40 0 16 1668
What are we doing to the children of South Africa under the guise of COVID-19 lockdown? 1397 268 0 0 1665
Pharmacological testing in Horner's syndrome: a new paradigm 1537 71 0 8 1616
Managing the remains of fetuses and abandoned infants: A call to urgently review South African law and medicolegal practice 1479 112 0 21 1612
COVID-19 and patient-doctor confidentiality 1405 171 0 27 1603
Global injustice in sport: The Caster Semenya ordeal – prejudice, discrimination and racial bias 1246 329 0 17 1592
Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: A national household survey 1457 119 0 15 1591
Legal liability for failure to prevent pregnancy (wrongful pregnancy) 1458 98 0 8 1564
The World Health Organization Global Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance 1277 205 0 0 1482
South African Menopause Society revised consensus position statement on menopausal hormone therapy, 2014 1406 61 0 11 1478
The challenges of health disparities in South Africa 1253 221 0 0 1474
Paraffin ingestion in children: Rationalising antibiotic treatment 1416 44 0 0 1460
Dr James Barry: The early years revealed 1332 115 0 11 1458
Local reference ranges for full blood count and CD4 lymphocyte count testing 1360 65 0 19 1444
Medical cannabis: What practitioners need to know 1232 162 0 30 1424
Overpopulation and modern ethics 1299 124 0 0 1423
Drugs and the kidney 1348 58 0 8 1414
Compensation for occupationally acquired COVID-19 1207 202 0 0 1409
Legalising medical use of cannabis in South Africa: Is the empirical evidence sufficient to support policy shifts in this direction? 1160 221 0 21 1402
Transgender issues in South Africa, with particular reference to the Groote Schuur Hospital Transgender Unit 1007 176 0 212 1395
A comparison of private and public sector intensive care unit infrastructure in South Africa 1284 88 0 18 1390
COVID-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries: Success against COVID-19 at the price of greater costs 1196 192 0 0 1388
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Africa and the Middle East, despite year-round sunny days 1299 65 0 9 1373
Critical care triaging in the shadow of COVID-19: Ethics considerations 1141 208 0 21 1370
Measles in antiquity and the middle ages 1275 68 0 0 1343
Exploring the barriers to implementing National Health Insurance in South Africa: The people's perspective 1186 140 0 13 1339
Prevalence of tobacco use among adults in South Africa: Results from the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1246 74 0 11 1331
The Expanded Programme on Immunisation in South Africa: A story yet to be told 1232 76 0 10 1318
Figures of the dead: A decade of tuberculosis mortality registrations in South Africa 170 1109 0 29 1308
Mental illness in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: A review of the burden of disease and healthcare interventions 382 879 0 10 1271
Psychiatry in primary care using the three-stage assessment 1216 48 0 0 1264
MRI features of disseminated 'drop metastases' 1200 62 0 0 1262
Educational factors that influence the urban-rural distribution of health professionals in South Africa: a case-control study 1216 23 0 21 1260
Termination of pregnancy: Cultural practices, the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act and the constitutional rights of children 1196 49 0 10 1255
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis: Case report with history of urticaria, petechiae and palpable pinpoint purpura triggered by medical abortion 1219 22 0 9 1250
Ethical and legal perspectives on use of social media by health professionals in South Africa 1143 79 0 23 1245
Traditional health practitioners and the authority to issue medical certificates 1173 61 0 8 1242
The epidemiology of major depression in South Africa: results from the South African Stress and Health study 1137 80 0 18 1235
Male sexual dysfunction 1120 103 0 11 1234
The research ethics evolution: From Nuremberg to Helsinki 1109 103 0 14 1226
Keeping our heads above water: A systematic review of fatal drowning in South Africa 1126 70 0 18 1214
HIV-negative mother with an HIV-infected child: a diagnostic dilemma 1132 74 0 0 1206
An evaluation of the District Health Information System in rural South Africa 968 219 0 14 1201
Endoscopic lung volume reduction in severe emphysema 108 1081 0 10 1199
A total ban on alcohol advertising: presenting the public health case 1081 79 0 20 1180
Legal assisted suicide in South Africa 1087 87 0 0 1174
The changing trends of childhood poisoning at a tertiarychildren's hospital in South Africa 1130 22 0 20 1172
Persistent burden from non-communicable diseases in South Africa needs strong action 1033 138 0 0 1171
The unanticipated costs of COVID-19 to South Africa's quadruple disease burden 964 204 0 0 1168
Understanding the types of fraud in claims to South African medical schemes 1067 74 0 22 1163
Tattoos: A summary knowledge for the practising clinician 1088 61 0 11 1160
The burden of depression and anxiety among medical students in South Africa: A cross-sectional survey at the University of Cape Town 939 173 0 34 1146
Complaints against doctors 1117 26 0 0 1143
A method for determining when the superficial scalp arteries are the source of migraine pain 1055 58 0 11 1124
Important causes of chronic kidney disease in South Africa 872 228 0 17 1117
The amended legislation on procedure-related deaths: an advance in patient care? 556 556 0 0 1112
COVID-19 and quarantine orders: A practical approach 858 213 0 30 1101
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