Articles by Author: Ayesha A Motala

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  1. Characteristics and outcome of surgically treated acromegaly patients attending an endocrinology clinic at a tertiary referral centre in Durban, South Africa over a period of 10 years

    Characteristics and outcome of surgically treated acromegaly patients attending an endocrinology clinic at a tertiary referral centre in Durban, South Africa over a period of 10 years

    Background: The mode of presentation, clinical, radiologic and laboratory characteristics of patients with acromegaly and the outcome following various modalities of treatment are not well documented in South Africa.
  2. Characteristics of subjects with diabetes mellitus diagnosed before 35 years of age presenting to a tertiary diabetes clinic in Durban, South Africa, from 2003 to 2016

    Characteristics of subjects with diabetes mellitus diagnosed before 35 years of age presenting to a tertiary diabetes clinic in Durban, South Africa, from 2003 to 2016

    Background: Most patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus < 35 years will have type 1 diabetes (T1D). The increase in youth-onset type 2 diabetes (T2D) parallels the obesity epidemic and in African subjects ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes (KPD) may occur in this age...
  3. Characteristics and outcome of patients with pheochromocytoma at a tertiary endocrinology clinic in Durban, South Africa over 14 years

    Characteristics and outcome of patients with pheochromocytoma at a tertiary endocrinology clinic in Durban, South Africa over 14 years

    Objectives: To evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of treatment of patients with pheochromocytoma at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (ILACH) in Durban, South Africa over 14 years.
  4. Rickets mimicker: a report of two cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in adolescence

    Rickets mimicker: a report of two cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in adolescence

    The presentation of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in most Western countries has evolved from the classic description of ‘stones, bones, and groans’ to becoming increasingly asymptomatic as a result of more frequent serum calcium screening. However, many developing countries are still...
  5. Guidelines for the editing of dissertations and theses: A survey of editors’ perceptions

    Guidelines for the editing of dissertations and theses: A survey of editors’ perceptions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article presents the findings of an empirical study undertaken to investigate South African editors’ perceptions of the tasks and responsibilities of the editor working with dissertations and theses. The general lack of explicit policy guidelines for the editing of...
  6. High prevalence of abnormal liver enzymes in South African patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending a diabetes clinic

    High prevalence of abnormal liver enzymes in South African patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending a diabetes clinic

    Objective: To determine the prevalence of liver function test abnormalities in South African black and Indian adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending a tertiary diabetes clinic.
  7. South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration: students’ perceptions of training and perceived competence in clinical skills at a South African institution

    South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration: students’ perceptions of training and perceived competence in clinical skills at a South African institution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration programme aims to alleviate the critical shortage of practitioners in local South African rural settings. The students who return from Cuban-based facilities in their fourth year experience difficulty, especially in clinical settings, upon joining...
  8. A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Experience of Recovering from Childhood Trauma and Subsequent Substance Abuse

    A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Experience of Recovering from Childhood Trauma and Subsequent Substance Abuse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
    Proceeding from a phenomenological perspective, the present study investigated the experiences of seven homeless women who had lived through childhood trauma and subsequent substance abuse, with specific focus on the recovery process experienced by each. Applying the analytical protocol of...