Articles by Author: C Aldous

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  1. Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Understanding the experiences of doctors who undertake elective surgery on HIV/AIDS patients in an area of high incidence in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates the experiences of doctors who perform elective surgical procedures in an area of South Africa with a high incidence of HIV and AIDS. A qualitative study approach was adopted. Interviews were individually conducted with 15 doctors. The...
  2. Anaesthesia training for interns at a metropolitan training complex: does it make the grade?

    Anaesthesia training for interns at a metropolitan training complex: does it make the grade?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Most anaesthesia-related mortality that occurs in level 1 hospitals in South Africa is avoidable. Improving training during internship, and consequently the skills of community service officers, could lead to safer anaesthesia practices.
  3. Diabetic patients served at a regional level hospital: what is their clinical picture?

    Diabetic patients served at a regional level hospital: what is their clinical picture?

    Objectives: We describe the demographics, diabetic characteristics, diabetic control and complications in the diabetes service in Edendale Regional Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, in this study. Diabetes mellitus, together with its complications, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide. Good glycaemic control translates...
  4. Remote clinical support by telephone for rural district hospital medical officers in the Eastern Cape

    Remote clinical support by telephone for rural district hospital medical officers in the Eastern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Rural district hospitals are frequently understaffed and inexperienced medical officers must make clinical decisions with no supervision. Medical officers from rural district hospitals in the Eastern Cape attending a two-week ‘in-reach’ anaesthesia training course at the Port Elizabeth academic...
  5. Improvement noted after a multifaceted approach to diabetes mellitus management

    Improvement noted after a multifaceted approach to diabetes mellitus management

    Background: Optimal control of diabetes mellitus remains elusive, especially in developing countries. A comprehensive and standardised approach, coupled with intensive patient and clinician education, may provide the solution.
  6. Effects of self-monitoring of blood glucose on diabetes control in a resource-limited diabetic clinic

    Effects of self-monitoring of blood glucose on diabetes control in a resource-limited diabetic clinic

    Background: Diabetes mellitus places an enormous burden upon both patients and countries’ health systems. Integral to achieving control is patients assuming responsibility for their condition. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) can serve as a powerful tool modifying lifestyle behaviour and...
  7. How to write a research protocol

    How to write a research protocol

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    A research protocol is best viewed as a key to open the gates between the researcher and his/her research objectives. Each gate is defended by a gatekeeper whose role is to protect the resources and principles of a domain: the...
  8. Creating the perfect intern anaesthesia rotation: a survey using feedback from past interns

    Creating the perfect intern anaesthesia rotation: a survey using feedback from past interns

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Community service doctors (CSDs) are often expected to administer anaesthesia after minimal training and with very little support, especially in rural hospitals. This leads to unnecessary stress on these junior doctors and may lead to poor anaesthesia outcomes.
  9. Practising anaesthesia as a community service doctor: a survey-based assessment

    Practising anaesthesia as a community service doctor: a survey-based assessment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Anaesthesia-related maternal mortality remains unacceptably high, especially in district hospitals. Community service doctors (CSDs) play an important role in the provision of anaesthesia in these hospitals. The purpose of this study was to understand the experience of doctors providing...