Articles by Author: Hannah M Simonds

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  1. A retrospective analysis of the effect of planning tumour volume on survival in cervical carcinoma

    A retrospective analysis of the effect of planning tumour volume on survival in cervical carcinoma

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
    Introduction: Locally advanced stages of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) are associated with poor outcomes; factors influencing survival include increased tumour volume. In resource-constrained settings access to diagnostic imaging with CT and MRI is limited. Alternative methods of establishing tumour volume...
  2. HIV/AIDS, the erosion of social capital and the collapse of rural livelihoods in the Nkomazi district of South Africa

    HIV/AIDS, the erosion of social capital and the collapse of rural livelihoods in the Nkomazi district of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV/AIDS is a major driver of livelihood insecurity. The AIDS epidemic, through the death or disability of economically productive adults, destabilises and erodes the social networks which sustain the livelihoods of vulnerable households. This paper draws upon research with home-based...
  3. Long-term complications of pelvic radiotherapy

    Long-term complications of pelvic radiotherapy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
    Complications following pelvic radiation are frequently under-reported and inadequately addressed. This overview examines the nature and the intensity of complications encountered by cancer survivors; it focuses specifically on gastrointestinal and vaginal complications, and the problems surrounding the methods of recording...
  4. Maxillary brown tumour: unusual presentation of parathyroid carcinoma

    Maxillary brown tumour: unusual presentation of parathyroid carcinoma

    This is a report of a maxillary brown tumour caused by primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) secondary to parathyroid carcinoma. A 62-year-old man presented with a large swelling in the right maxilla, which caused right-sided nasal obstruction, intermittent bleeding and diplopia. A...
  5. You, me, and meaning: an integrative review of connections between relationships and meaning in life

    You, me, and meaning: an integrative review of connections between relationships and meaning in life

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Social relationships are seen to be vital to human functioning, both in terms of psychological functioning and physical health. Relationships are a cornerstone of well-being. For instance, having positive relationships has been linked to greater happiness, life satisfaction and physical...
  6. Solving the challenges of monitoring mobile populations: insights from studies of waterbirds in southern Africa

    Solving the challenges of monitoring mobile populations: insights from studies of waterbirds in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Highly mobile species are difficult to monitor. It is often unclear from abundance estimates whether a population is genuinely declining or simply elsewhere. If the spatial and temporal scales of monitoring are inadequate, the data will only be useful if...
  7. Radiation therapy for cervix carcinoma: the benefits and constraints in sub-Saharan Africa

    Radiation therapy for cervix carcinoma: the benefits and constraints in sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
    Cervix carcinoma is one of the most prevalent cancers in women in Africa. Primary and secondary prevention measures in place are currently not sufficient to prevent further cases. Radiotherapy is the main therapeutic option as most cases present at a...
  8. A retrospective analysis comparing clinical staging with magnetic resonance imaging staging in patients with cervical cancer

    A retrospective analysis comparing clinical staging with magnetic resonance imaging staging in patients with cervical cancer

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
    This single-institution retrospective study compares the accuracy of clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) staging of cervical cancer. For patients who underwent surgery, MRI and clinical staging were compared to final pathological stage. Pathological stage was utilised as the reference...
  9. Contraceptive use and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women seeking termination of pregnancy at a district hospital in KwaZulu-Natal

    Contraceptive use and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women seeking termination of pregnancy at a district hospital in KwaZulu-Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is one of the components of female reproductive health and rights that are freely available in South Africa within the public health system, and yet unwanted pregnancies still remain a challenge. The objectives of this study...