Articles by Author: Colleen 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. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Diagnostic and mortality outcomes in a cohort of adult meningitis suspects in KwaZulu-Natal

    Diagnostic and mortality outcomes in a cohort of adult meningitis suspects in KwaZulu-Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: The clinical value of lumbar puncture (LP) in settings with a high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence has not been well defined.
  7. Progress and problems in rooting clonal <em>Carica papaya</em> cuttings

    Progress and problems in rooting clonal <em>Carica papaya</em> cuttings

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Carica papaya (L) is one of the few fruit crops that is still propagated commercially by seed. In the cool subtropical Pietermaritzburg area, a female clone ‘Honey Gold’ has been vegetatively propagated, by rooting leafy cuttings, for over 40 years...
  8. Survival and early growth effects of some re-establishment pratices with <em>Pinus patula</em>

    Survival and early growth effects of some re-establishment pratices with <em>Pinus patula</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    The presence of harvesting residues (slash) has previously been found to impact negatively on the early survival of tree seedlings. The aim of the trials discussed in this paper was to investigate ways of improving seedling survival when re-establishing stands...
  9. Ground cavity nest temperatures and their relevance to Blue Swallow <em>Hirundo atrocaerulea</em> conservation

    Ground cavity nest temperatures and their relevance to Blue Swallow <em>Hirundo atrocaerulea</em> conservation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Blue Swallows Hirundo atrocaerulea are Critically Endangered within South Africa. They nest in natural underground holes in mist-belt grasslands. Temperature dataloggers were used to record ground cavity nest (Tn) and ambient temperature (Ta) for one artificial and 11 natural Blue...