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Health Sciences
Research output
Articles in peer-reviewed Journals
Afshani, A., Biccard, B.M. and Dyer, R.A. 2012. The role of
biomarkers and B-type natriuretic peptide in diagnosis and
perioperative risk prediction. Southern African Journal of
Anesthesia and Analgesia, 18(6): 303-308.
Brink, A., Botha, R.F., Poswa, X., Senekal, M., Badal, R.E.,
Grolman, D.C., Richards, G., Feldman, C., Boffard, K.,
Veller, M., Joubert, I. and Pretorius, J. 2012. Antimicrobial
susceptability of gram-negative pathogens isolated from
patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections in
South African hospitals (SMART Study 2004 - 2009): impact
of the new carbapenem breakpoints. Surgical Infections,
13(1): 43-49.
Butler, E., Dushianthan, A., Bennet-Guerrero, E., Cro,
S., Gan, T.J., Grocott, M.P.W., James, M.F.M., Mythen,
M.G., O’Malley, C., Roche, A.M. and Rowan, K. 2012.
Perioperative buffered versus non-buffered fluid
administration for surgery in adults. Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews, 12: 1-67.
Diomede, L., Nyoka-mokgalong, S., Pastori, C., Scotti, L.,
Zambon, A., Sherman, G., Gray, C., Sarzotti-Kelsoe, M. and
Lopalco, L. 2012. Passively transmitted gp41 antibodies
in babies born from HIV-1 subtype c-seropositive women:
correlation between fine specificity and protection. Journal
of Virology, 86(8): 4129-4138.
Dyer, R.A. and Biccard, B.M. 2012. Ephedrine for spinal
hypotension during elective caesarean section: the final nail in
the coffin? Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 56: 807-809.
Gray, R. 2012. The where, what and how of paediatric central
venous access. Southern African Journal of Anesthesia and
Analgesia, 18(5): 249-253.
James, M.F.M. 2012. Place of the colloids in fluid
resuscitation of the traumatized patient. Current Opinion
in Anesthesiology, 25(2): 248-252.
Ntusi, N., Badri, M., Khalfey, H., Whitelaw, A.C., Oliver, S.P.,
Piercy, J.L., Raine, R.I., Joubert, I. and Dheda, K. 2012. ICU-
associated Acinetobacter baumannii colonisation/infection
in a high HIV-prevalence resource-poor setting. PLoS One,
7(12): e52452.
Thomas, J.M., Reed, A.R., Gordon, P.C., Dyer, R.A. and
James, M.F.M. 2012. Anaesthesia - what has the University
of Cape Town contributed? SAMJ South African Medical
Journal, 102(6): 415-418.
Department of Clinical
Laboratory Sciences
Division Of Anatomical Pathology
Head of Division: Professor D Govender
Division Profile
The Division of Anatomical Pathology has both diagnostic
and academic components. The diagnostic laboratories
form part of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)
complex at Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial
Children’s hospitals.
The Diagnostic laboratories are at both sites and provide a
diagnostic surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy
services to GSH, the academic hospital complex and
associated hospitals and clinics in the Western Cape. The
division also serves as a public and private tertiary referral
and consultation centre for Anatomical Pathology.
These service commitments drive most of the research
programmes that are patient and disease orientated.
The Division has recently acquired a research laboratory
and had 1 PhD, 4 MSc, 13 MMed, 1 BSc Hon, 1 MPhil
(Paediatric Pathology) and 3 elective students during the
reporting period. The Division has been involved in a range
of research activities using a variety of techniques and
continues to broaden its research base. The main research
focus is in the field of molecular pathology pertaining
to diseases that are common in South Africa and the
Western Cape – these include various cancers, in particular
those affecting disadvantaged population groups. Other
research areas include tuberculosis, cardiomyopathy and
foetal-alcohol syndrome.
The Division has been approached to provide support for
Anatomical Pathology specialist training at the Universities
of Botswana and Zambia.
The Division successfully hosted a Centenary Paediatric
Pathology Day in September 2012. This coincided with
the Faculty centenary celebrations. Several talks were
delivered by international guests.