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1 [GO] 2021―Jul―20 Unnatural deaths, alcohol bans and curfews: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment during COVID-19 T A Moultrie, R E Dorrington, R Laubscher, P Groenewald, C D H Parry, R Matzopoulos, D Bradshaw
2 [GO] 2021―Jul―20 COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa: The added value of wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 R A Street, A Mathee, R Johnson, C J F Muller, J Louw, M Mdhluli, et al. (+2)
3 [GO] 2021―Jul―02 Personal and occupational experiences of COVID-19 and their effects on South African health workers’ wellbeing R Curran, M Bachmann, A J Van Rensburg, J Murdoch, A Awotiwon, C-J Ras, et al. (+2)
4 [GO] 2021―Jul―02 Estimating the surgical backlog from the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa: A retrospective analysis of six government hospitals K M Chu, J Marco, H Bougard, C P Strauss, L Bertels, A E Victor, et al. (+3)
5 [GO] 2021―Jul―02 COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign for healthcare workers in a low-resource setting: A clinician-driven initiative D L Reddy, Z Dangor, N Lala, J Johnstone, L Maswabi, J M L Tsitsi
6 [GO] 2021―Jul―02 The impact of COVID-19 national lockdown on orthopaedic trauma admissions in the northern part of South Africa: A multicentre review of tertiary- and secondary-level hospital admissions P A Rachuene, R R Masipa, R Dey, M Msingapantsi, S M Khanyile, M P Phala, et al. (+2)
7 [GO] 2021―Jul―02 Hunger as a driver of depressive symptoms: Optimising responses to mental health aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic X Hunt, D J Stein, N Spaull, M Tomlinson
8 [GO] 2021―May―05 Viral infections, COVID-19 and asthma: Preventing viral exacerbations of asthma R J Green
9 [GO] 2021―May―05 COVID-19, Ebola virus disease and the community B Farham
10 [GO] 2021―May―05 A collaborative and evolving response to the needs of frontline workers, patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic at Tygerberg Hospital, Western Cape Province, South Africa E Bröcker, K A Louw, M Hewett, H Burger, R Felix, P De Koker, et al. (+2)
11 [GO] 2021―May―05 Establishing a South African national framework for COVID-19 surgical prioritisation K M Chu, E O Owolabi, M Smith, T C Hardcastle, S Maswime, H Geduld, et al. (+6)
12 [GO] 2021―May―05 South Africa should be using all the COVID-19 vaccines available to it - urgently W D F Venter, S A Madhi, J Nel, M Mendelson, A Van den Heever, M Moshabela
13 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 A rapid review of the effectiveness of screening practices at airports, land borders and ports to reduce the transmission of respiratory infectious diseases such as COVID-19 T Chetty, B B Daniels, N K Ngandu, A Goga
14 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Parental access to hospitalised children during infectious disease pandemics such as COVID-19 A Goga, U Feucht, S Pillay, G Reubenson, P Jeena, S Mahdi, et al. (+7)
15 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 The impact of obesity on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of COVID-19 P Dhanraj, R Pitere, M S Pepper
16 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 COVID-19 antibody testing: From hype to immunological reality C M Gray, J Peter, M Mendelson, S Madhi, J M Blackburn
17 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 The COVID-19 crisis in South Africa: Protecting the vulnerable L Blumberg, W Jassat, M Mendelson, C Cohen
18 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Changes in surgical practice in 85 South African hospitals during COVID-19 hard lockdown K M Chu, M Smith, E Steyn, P Goldberg, H Bougard, I Buccimazza
19 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Comparative strategic approaches to COVID-19 in Africa: Balancing public interest with civil liberties A E Obasa, S Singh, E Chivunze, T Burgess, F Masiye, T Mtande, et al. (+5)
20 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Clinical v. laboratory-based screening for COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients requiring acute cardiac care L H Joubert, P G Herbst, A F Doubell, A J K Pecoraro
21 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Modified full-face snorkel masks as personal protective equipment for COVID-19 in South Africa L Van Wyk, P Goussard, W A J Meintjes
22 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 When culture, traditions and public health clash: A paradigm shift urgently needed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe T Dzinamarira, G Musuka
23 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 A descriptive analysis of the effect of the national COVID-19 lockdown on the workload and case mix of patients presenting to a district-level emergency centre in Cape Town, South Africa C Hendrikse, M Parak, D J Van Hoving
24 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Child health services during a COVID-19 outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa C Jensen, N H McKerrow
25 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 South Africans’ understanding of and response to the COVID-19 outbreak: An online survey S P Reddy, R Sewpaul, M Mabaso, S Parker, I Naidoo, S Jooste, et al. (+3)
26 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Implementing malaria control in South Africa, Eswatini and southern Mozambique during the COVID-19 pandemic B D Brooke, J Raman, J Frean, J Rundle, F Maartens, E Misiani, et al. (+6)
27 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Reflections for global public health research and evidence-based medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic E L Davids
28 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Research imperialism resurfaces in South Africa in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - this time, via a digital portal K Moodley
29 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 The effect of lockdown on intentional and nonintentional injury during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, South Africa: A preliminary report P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, C D H Parry, R Matzopoulos, S Maqungo, R Gaudin
30 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Essential medicine selection during the COVID-19 pandemic: Enabling access in uncharted territory T D Leong, S M McGee, A L Gray, R De Waal, T Kredo, K Cohen, et al. (+8)
31 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Metabolic alkalosis in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: A window to the pathogenesis? J Rood, R Davids, A Le Roux, M Du Plessis, A Parker, B W Allwood, et al. (+3)
32 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Opportunistic pathogenic fungal co-infections are prevalent in critically ill COVID-19 patients: Are they risk factors for disease severity? O T Ezeokoli, C H Pohl
33 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Is the COVID-19 regulation that prohibits parental visits to their children who are patients in hospital invalid in terms of the Constitution? What should hospitals do? D J McQuoid-Mason
34 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 COVID-19 vaccination: Recommendations for management of patients with allergy or immune-based diseases J Peter
35 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Primary healthcare workers at risk during COVID-19: An analysis of infections in HIV service providers in five districts of South Africa K Rees, J L Dunlop, S Patel-Abrahams, H Struthers, J A McIntyre
36 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 COVID-19: Experience of a tertiary children’s hospital in Western Cape Province, South Africa A N Parbhoo, A Numanoglu, A C Argent, M Franken, M Mukosi, M I McCulloch
37 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 COVID-19: May hospitals in one province of South Africa reserve empty beds for patients from their province and turn down emergency requests from other provinces? D J McQuoid-Mason
38 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Ivermectin for COVID-19: Promising but not yet conclusive R Van Rensburg, E H Decloedt, H Reuter, A Parker, N Schrueder, S Lahri
39 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 The role of serological testing in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak E S Mayne, L Scott, B Semete, A Julsing, S Jugwanth, N Mampeule, et al. (+11)
40 [GO] 2021―Apr―11 Qualitative and quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in untreated wastewater in Western Cape Province, South Africa R Johnson, C J F Muller, S Ghoor, J Louw, E Archer, S Surujlal-Naicker, et al. (+12)
41 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 The impact of obesity on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of COVID-19 P Dhanraj, R Pitere, M S Pepper
42 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 The COVID-19 pandemic and traffic accidents R Mungmunpuntipantip, V Wiwanitkit
43 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 COVID-19 vaccines - changing perspectives B Farham
44 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 Blood shortage in COVID-19: A crisis within a crisis T D Malange, T Atia
45 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 Drastic reduction of orthopaedic services at an urban tertiary hospital in South Africa during COVID-19: Lessons for the future response to the pandemic R Waters, R Dey, M Laubscher, R Dunn, S Maqungo, G McCollum, et al. (+4)
46 [GO] 2021―Mar―11 Rapid review of the effects of cloth and medical masks for preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in community and household settings T Chetty, V Ramokolo, K Rees, T Kredo, Y Balakrishna, C Mathews, N Siegfried
47 [GO] 2021―Mar―03 The Scientists’ Collective 10-point proposal for equitable and timeous access to COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa G Gray, A Van der Heever, S Madhi, J McIntyre, B Kana, W Stevens, et al. (+9)
48 [GO] 2020―Dec―19 Maintaining focus on administering effective malaria treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic J Raman, K I Barnes, L Baker, M Blaylock, L Blumberg, J Frean, et al. (+2)
49 [GO] 2020―Dec―19 Locked down: Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on trauma presentations to the emergency department A Venter, C M Lewis, P Saffy, L P Chadinha
50 [GO] 2020―Dec―19 Managing the healthcare demand-supply gap during and after COVID-19: The need to review the approach to healthcare priority-setting in South Africa G C Solanki, T Wilkinson, E Daviaud, D Besada, C R Tamandjou Tchuem, S Docrat, S M Cleary
51 [GO] 2020―Dec―15 Do COVID-19 patients needing extended care in an intensive care unit fall under the ‘emergency medical treatment’ provisions of the South African Constitution? D J McQuoid-Mason
52 [GO] 2020―Dec―15 COVID-19 vaccines - the magic bullet? B Farham
53 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 Have we learnt anything from COVID-19, and can we put it to good use in the future? R J Green, F Mustafa
54 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 The mechanics of setting up a COVID-19 response: Experiences of the COVID-19 epidemic from Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa M Mendelson, L Booyens, A Boutall, L Cairncross, G Calligaro, J A Dave, et al. (+24)
55 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 Clinical management of COVID-19: Experiences of the COVID-19 epidemic from Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa M Mendelson, L Boloko, A Boutall, L Cairncross, G Calligaro, C Coccia, et al. (+27)
56 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 High HIV prevalence in an early cohort of hospital admissions with COVID-19 in Cape Town, South Africa A Parker, C F N Koegelenberg, M S Moolla, E H Louw, A Mowlana, A Nortjé, et al. (+7)
57 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in South Africa: No time for complacency B Cowper, W Jassat, P Pretorius, L Geffen, C Legodu, S Singh, L Blumberg
58 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 May a sample be legally removed or an autopsy undertaken without an advance directive or proxy consent to determine whether a critical care patient at risk of COVID-19 infection has died as a result of the virus? D J McQuoid-Mason
59 [GO] 2020―Dec―14 Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adult COVID-19 patients A Parker, E H Louw, U Lalla, C F N Koegelenberg, B W Allwood, H Rabie, et al. (+3)
60 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 The challenges of maintaining non-COVID medicine services at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, during COVID-19 M Sonderup, W Spearman, I Ross, N Gogela, M Combrinck, M Setshedi, et al. (+13)
61 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Access to novel therapies for COVID-19 - distributive justice and Russian roulette? M S Pepper
62 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Postmortem lung biopsies from four patients with COVID-19 at a tertiary hospital in Cape Town, South Africa C Bruce-Brand, B W Allwood, C F N Koegelenberg, U Lalla, E Louw, A H Diacon, P T Schubert
63 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 COVID-19 collateral damage: Alcohol rub dermatitis as an emerging problem S M Alves, A J Arendse, S M H Kannenberg
64 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Opportunities from a new disease for an old threat: Extending COVID-19 efforts to address tuberculosis in South Africa M Loveday, H Cox, D Evans, J Furin, N Ndjeka, M Osman, K Naidoo; for the National TB Think Tank 'Optim
65 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 The impact of COVID-19 on routine patient care from a laboratory perspective E C Kruger, R Banderker, R T Erasmus, A E Zemlin
66 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Trends in paediatric tuberculosis diagnoses in two South African hospitals early in the COVID-19 pandemic L Lebina, M Dube, K Hlongwane, H Brahmbatt, S G Lala, G Reubenson, N Martinson
67 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Age discrimination in critical care triage in South Africa: The law and the allocation of scarce health resources in the COVID-19 pandemic N Erasmus
68 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Critical care triage during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa: A constitutional imperative! B M Morrow, P D Gopalan, I Joubert, F Paruk, A Pope
69 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Prolonged treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia with high-flow nasal oxygen: A story of oxygen and resilience G G Audley, P Frankenfeld, S Dlamini, P Raubenheimer, J Hoare, L Cairncross, et al. (+3)
70 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Protecting healthcare workers: A critical part of the COVID-19 response L-G Bekker, S Delany-Moretlwe, B Biccard, L Du Toit, L B Lovat, H-M Dehbi, et al. (+3)
71 [GO] 2020―Dec―10 Rapid evolution of our understanding of the pathogenesis of COVID-19: Implications for therapy F Mustafa, R Giles, M S Pepper
72 [GO] 2020―Oct―30 Trauma patterns during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa expose vulnerability of women A Zsilavecz, H Wain, J L Bruce, M T D Smith, W Bekker, G L Laing, et al. (+2)
73 [GO] 2020―Oct―30 Maximising health science student volunteers for the COVID-19 response: A valuable resource S Verhage, I Kim, S Ndereya, K Begg, V Zweigenthal, K Fieggen, et al. (+5)
74 [GO] 2020―Oct―30 The effect of lockdown regulations on SARS-CoV-2 infectivity in Gauteng Province, South Africa J Pillai, P Motloba, K S C Motaung, L U Ozougwu, B K Ikalafeng, E Marinda, et al. (+2)
75 [GO] 2020―Oct―02 South African health professionals’ state of well-being during the emergence of COVID-19 I Naidoo, M Mabaso, M Moshabela, R Sewpaul, S P Reddy
76 [GO] 2020―Oct―02 Mental health of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak: A rapid scoping review to inform provincial guidelines in South Africa L J Robertson, I Maposa, H Somaroo, O Johnson
77 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 Prioritising action on diabetes during COVID-19 A Erzse, H Fraser, N Levitt, K Hofman
78 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 COVID-19 and the school response: Looking back to learn what we can do better N Siegfried, C Mathews
79 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 COVID-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries: Success against COVID-19 at the price of greater costs S A Madhi, G E Gray, N Ismail, A Izu, M Mendelson, N Cassim, et al. (+2)
80 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 Guideline for medical certification of death in the COVID-19 era P Groenewald, O Awotiwon, L Hanmer, D Bradshaw
81 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 Preparing healthcare facilities to operate safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic: The missing piece in the puzzle L S Wilkinson, S Moosa, R Cooke, A M Muller, T H Boyles
82 [GO] 2020―Sep―28 The unanticipated costs of COVID-19 to South Africa’s quadruple disease burden K Hofman, S Madhi
83 [GO] 2020―Sep―01 COVID-19 in children: Should we be worried? C L Hendricks, R J Green
84 [GO] 2020―Sep―01 The effect of COVID-19 on essential surgical admissions in South Africa: A retrospective observational analysis of admissions before and during lockdown at a tertiary healthcare complex J Moustakis, A A Piperidis, A B Ogunrombi
85 [GO] 2020―Jul―31 Maximising the efficiency of surveillance for COVID-19 in dialysis units in South Africa: The case for pooled testing R Fadal, S Wadee, A Hoosen, W Parker
86 [GO] 2020―Jul―31 COVID-19 in pregnancy in South Africa: Tracking the epidemic and defining the natural history L Fairlie, S Sawry, F Patel, J E Balkus, E Kalk, P Mutevedzi, et al. (+13)
87 [GO] 2020―Jun―02 Reintroduction of elective paediatric Otolaryngology procedures in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic J McGuire, J Fagan, S Peer
88 [GO] 2020―Jun―02 Collateral damage of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Exacerbation of Antimicrobial Resistance and Disruptions to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes? V Chibabhai, G A Richards, O Perovic, A G Duse
89 [GO] 2020―Jun―02 South African healthcare workers and COVID-19: a shared responsibility to protect a precious and limited resource A Dramowski, M Zunza, K Dube, M Parker, A Slogrove
90 [GO] 2020―Jun―02 Is there value in a two-step diagnostic algorithm to confirm SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa? W B Dowling, C J Opperman
91 [GO] 2020―Jun―02 Affordable digital innovation to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission among healthcare workers. S Ntshalintshali, C Mnqwazi
92 [GO] 2020―May―26 The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies N Phaswana-Mafuya, O Shisana, G Gray, N Zungu, L-G Bekker, L Kuonza, et al. (+2)
93 [GO] 2020―May―05 COVID-19 restrictions and increased risk of overdose for street-based people with opioid dependence in South Africa M-J Stowe, A Scheibe, S Shelly, M Marks
94 [GO] 2020―May―05 Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID-19: A rapid Cochrane review B Schmidt, E L Davids, T Malinga
95 [GO] 2020―May―05 HIV and SARS-CoV-2 co-infection: The diagnostic challenges of dual pandemics A Parker, J Shaw, S Karamchand, S Lahri, N Schrueder, M-Y Chothia, et al. (+5)
96 [GO] 2020―May―05 Personal protective equipment (PPE) in a pandemic: Approaches to PPE preservation for South African healthcare facilities C Le Roux, A Dramowski
97 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 COVID-19 and quarantine orders: A practical approach W M Botes, D W Thaldar
98 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 Leadership and early strategic response to the SARSCoV- 2 pandemic at a COVID-19 designated hospital in South Africa A Parker, S Karamchand, N Schrueder, S Lahri, H Rabie, A Aucamp, et al. (+15)
99 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 The implications of COVID-19 for the children of Africa F Mustafa, R Green
100 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 Isolation and quarantine in South Africa during COVID-19: Draconian measures or proportional response? K Moodley, A E Obasa, L London
101 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 COVID-19: Mandatory institutional isolation v. voluntary home self-isolation J Singh
102 [GO] 2020―Apr―23 Criminalisation of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A potential challenge to controlling the outbreak in South Africa S Abdool Karim
103 [GO] 2020―Apr―21 COVID-19: Science and global health governance under attack J A Singh
104 [GO] 2020―Apr―13 COVID-19 exposes health worker shortages in the USA and UK, but nationalism and self-interest must not exploit medical workforces from low- and middle-income countries J J Fagan, L Cairncross, B Biccard, G Fieggen, S Maswime
105 [GO] 2020―Apr―13 Capacity building during COVID-19: Utilising South Africa’s underutilised international medical graduates J M Le Grange, S J Dickinson, J R J Davis
106 [GO] 2020―Apr―02 Benefit v. risk when using chloroquine in patients with severe COVID-19 disease E H Decloedt, H Reuter, B Allwood, A Parker, C F N Koegelenberg, M Blockman, J Taljaard
107 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 Compensation for occupationally acquired COVID-19 R George, A George
108 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 COVID-19 and tuberculosis in South Africa: A dangerous combination J Boffa, T Mhlaba, G Sulis, S Moyo, Z Sifumba, M Pai, A Daftary
109 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 COVID-19 as an occupational disease? R George, A George
110 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 Prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace R George, A George
111 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 Decisive and strong leadership and intersectoral action from South Africa in response to the COVID-19 virus L Nkonki, S Fonn
112 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 COVID-19: Getting ahead of the epidemic curve by early implementation of social distancing W Preiser, G Van Zyl, A Dramowski
113 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 Optimising influenza vaccination during a SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in South Africa could help maintain the integrity of our healthcare system W Preiser, M Mendelson, J Taljaard
114 [GO] 2020―Mar―31 The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: An urgent need to relook at the training of the African health workforce M Reid, F Suleman, M De Villiers


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