Articles by Author: B Cassim

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  1. Recommendations for the acute and long-term medical management of low-trauma hip fractures

    Recommendations for the acute and long-term medical management of low-trauma hip fractures

    Hip fractures are the most serious complication of osteoporosis and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Generally, patients who sustain osteoporotic hip fractures are older adults who have a number of co-morbid diseases which predispose them to perioperative complications,...
  2. Food and beverage marketing to children in South Africa: mapping the terrain

    Food and beverage marketing to children in South Africa: mapping the terrain

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    The prevalence of overweight and obesity, particularly in children, raises serious attention to its causes and possible interventions. Food marketing to children has in recent years come under scrutiny as one of the putative factors responsible for the rising rates...
  3. Allergic rhinitis in medical students at the University of the Free State

    Allergic rhinitis in medical students at the University of the Free State

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Allergic rhinitis, the most common form of chronic rhinitis, can adversely affect quality of life. The prevalence of allergic rhinitis in adolescents in South Africa has been estimated to be 38.5%, but there is a paucity of data from...
  4. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in older South Africans with and without hip fractures and the effects of age, body weight, ethnicity and functional status

    Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in older South Africans with and without hip fractures and the effects of age, body weight, ethnicity and functional status

    Background: Vitamin D plays an important role in many physiological and pathological processes, including bone metabolism. Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide, but there are few data in older South Africans.