Articles by Author: Aa Isaacs

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  1. Determination of moult stage in the South African West Coast rock lobster <em>Jasus lalandii</em> (h. Milne Edwards) (Crustacea: Decapoda)

    Determination of moult stage in the South African West Coast rock lobster <em>Jasus lalandii</em> (h. Milne Edwards) (Crustacea: Decapoda)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Nine stages and substages of post-, inter- and premoult were distinguished in the West Coast rock lobster Jasus lalandii by microscopic examination of the cuticle, epidermal retraction and setal development in the pleopods. The postmoult condition is characterized by progressive...
  2. Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction

    Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction

    Background. Little is known about the frequency of thyroid dysfunction (TD) associated with amiodarone therapy in southern Africa.
  3. An unsuccessful resuscitation: The families' and doctors' experiences of the unexpected death of a patient

    An unsuccessful resuscitation: The families' and doctors' experiences of the unexpected death of a patient

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The objective was to elicit families' experience of the death of a family member at the Elsies River Community Health Centre, their feelings towards the staff involved in the resuscitation and their opinions about how things could be improved...
  4. Implementing a structured triage system at a community health centre using Kaizen

    Implementing a structured triage system at a community health centre using Kaizen

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: More than 100 unbooked patients present daily to the Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre (MPCHC), and are triaged by a doctor, with the assistance of a staff nurse. The quality of the triage assessments has been found to be...
  5. An assessment of organisational values, culture and performance in Cape Town's primary healthcare services

    An assessment of organisational values, culture and performance in Cape Town's primary healthcare services

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objectives: Improving the quality of primary health care in South Africa is a national priority and the Western Cape Department of Health has identified staff and patient experience as a key component. Its strategic plan, Vision 2020, espouses caring, competence,...
  6. A snapshot of noncommunicable disease profiles and their prescription costs at ten primary healthcare facilities in the in the western half of the Cape Town Metropole

    A snapshot of noncommunicable disease profiles and their prescription costs at ten primary healthcare facilities in the in the western half of the Cape Town Metropole

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objectives: There has been a rapid increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases globally. It is thought that this increase will have the greatest impact on developing countries, such as South Africa, where it will adversely affect quality of life...
  7. Quality of care and cost of prescriptions for diabetes and hypertension at primary healthcare facilities in the Cape Town Metropole

    Quality of care and cost of prescriptions for diabetes and hypertension at primary healthcare facilities in the Cape Town Metropole

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Quality of care for diabetes mellitus and hypertension has been found to be suboptimal at primary health care level. There is an expectation that improving quality will require the increased utilisation of resources. This research was intended to determine...
  8. Common mental disorders are not diagnosed commonly in community health centres

    Common mental disorders are not diagnosed commonly in community health centres

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Very limited published data exist on the spectrum of mental health disorders encountered at primary health care (PHC) facilities in South Africa.
  9. Ensuring an optimal environment for peer education in South African schools: Goals, systems, standards and policy options for effective learning

    Ensuring an optimal environment for peer education in South African schools: Goals, systems, standards and policy options for effective learning

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Peer education has long been seen as a key health promotion strategy and an important tool in preventing HIV infection. In South African schools, it is currently one of the strategies employed to do so. Based on both a recent...
  10. Implementation and evaluation of a weight-reduction programme for diabetic patients at a primary health care facility in the Western Cape: a pilot study

    Implementation and evaluation of a weight-reduction programme for diabetic patients at a primary health care facility in the Western Cape: a pilot study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Diabetes is a common non-communicable disease and complications are resulting in increased disability, reduced life expectancy and enormous health costs for virtually every society. Medical Nutrition Therapy is important for the prevention, treatment, and self-management of diabetes, and the...