Articles by Author: Fathima A Essack

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  1. Neurobehavioural profile following cumulative mild traumatic brain injury in adolescent rugby players in South Africa

    Neurobehavioural profile following cumulative mild traumatic brain injury in adolescent rugby players in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated the neurobehavioural components of executive dysfunction following sport-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) in Grade 12 adolescent rugby players over a rugby season. In a non-equivalent quasi-experimental design, a rugby group (n = 90) were compared with demographically equivalent...
  2. A comparison of five glucometers in South Africa

    A comparison of five glucometers in South Africa

    Objective: To assess the accuracy and precision of five currently available blood glucose meters in South Africa
  3. Strategies for the Prevention and Containment of Antibiotic Resistance

    Strategies for the Prevention and Containment of Antibiotic Resistance

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Antibiotic resistance may emerge by antibiotic selection pressure but is perpetuated by diverse risk factors and maintained within environments as a result of poor infection control. Population-specific drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics also play a role. The WHO, US, UK and...
  4. Antibiotic use in Namibia: prescriber practices for common community infections

    Antibiotic use in Namibia: prescriber practices for common community infections

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Despite the threat of resistance, the use of antibiotics globally is high and continues to increase. Much of this use is attributed to overprescribing by physicians. The objective of this study was to assess doctors’ management of common community-acquired...
  5. Staphylococcus aureus from public hospitals in KwaZulu—Natal, South Africa—infection detection and strain—typing

    Staphylococcus aureus from public hospitals in KwaZulu—Natal, South Africa—infection detection and strain—typing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    The objectives of the study were: 1) to determine the range of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, 2) to establish one/more rapid, reliable, reproducible and cost-effective methods for the detection of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in resource-constrained healthcare settings, and...
  6. Complexity and diversity of betβ-lactamase expression in inhibitor-resistant Escherichia coli from public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Complexity and diversity of betβ-lactamase expression in inhibitor-resistant Escherichia coli from public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    β-lactamase profles of 38 inhibitor-resistant Escherichia coli isolates obtained from public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, selected on the basis of their resistance profles to one/more of amoxicillin/clavulanate, ampicillin/sulbactam and piperacillin/tazobactam were analysed. Isolates were subjected to iso-electric focusing, plasmid profle determination,...
  7. NDM-1, novel TEM-205, novel TEM-213 and other extended-spectrum β-lactamases co-expressed in isolates from cystic fibrosis patients from South Africa

    NDM-1, novel TEM-205, novel TEM-213 and other extended-spectrum β-lactamases co-expressed in isolates from cystic fibrosis patients from South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: β-lactamase-mediated resistance was investigated in isolates from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients attending clinics in the public and private health sectors in Durban, South Africa.
  8. Public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards antibiotic usage in Windhoek, Namibia

    Public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards antibiotic usage in Windhoek, Namibia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: The development of antibiotic resistance is a globally recognised human health threat. Overuse of antibiotics is a major contributory factor to the development of resistance. As end users, the public play a role in antibiotic use and the development...
  9. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in <em>Haemophilus parainfluenzae</em>

    Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in <em>Haemophilus parainfluenzae</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Haemophilus parainfluenzae is part of the HACEK group of fastidious bacteria commonly implicated in endocarditis and bacteremia. Previously considered as a normal respiratory, oral and sometimes genitourinary commensal, it has been recognised as a pathogen that can cause life-threatening infections...
  10. Molecular characterisation of multidrug-resistant <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> from a private hospital in Durban, South Africa

    Molecular characterisation of multidrug-resistant <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> from a private hospital in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa pose a clinical challenge globally. This study delineated the molecular mechanisms of resistance to β-lactam antibiotics in multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa isolated from a single private hospital in Durban, South Africa and ascertained clonality with regard...