Articles by Author: Prakash Jeena

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  1. Recommendations for the use of meningococcal vaccines in South Africa

    Recommendations for the use of meningococcal vaccines in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Although meningococcal disease (MD) incidence in South Africa is low, Neisseria meningitidis (NM) causes severe disease that is often life-threatening and can cause long-term disabilities. A quadrivalent protein-conjugated meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) is available, and provides protection against 75% of...
  2. Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: The spectrum of illness and long-term outcome of critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in South Africa remains largely unknown.
  3. Anaesthetic considerations in a prematurely born infant with congenital hypothyroidism presenting for cataract surgery

    Anaesthetic considerations in a prematurely born infant with congenital hypothyroidism presenting for cataract surgery

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Anaesthetic management of the premature infant is a challenge. This is owing to the immaturity of his or her organ systems and the possible presence of sequelae of premature birth, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, apnoea, patent ductus arteriosus and intraventricular...
  4. The burden of pneumococcal disease in children—advances in the fight of this epidemic

    The burden of pneumococcal disease in children—advances in the fight of this epidemic

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most important cause of acute otitis media, pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis worldwide, comes in 90 different serotypes. Only a few serotypes cause most of the serious disease. Different serotypes are distinguished by differences in the complex sugars...
  5. The management of adults and children with moderate severity asthma

    The management of adults and children with moderate severity asthma

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Moderate severity asthma occurs in approximately 10 to 15% of patients with chronic reversible airway obstruction and is defined by more than four daytime symptoms per week, more than four night time symptoms per month and peak expiratory flow rates...
  6. An approach to the child in respiratory distress

    An approach to the child in respiratory distress

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Respiratory distress (RD), a term utilised to summate a conglomeration of clinical features, including tachypnoea, use of accessory muscles of respiratory, lower chest wall indrawing, grunting, hypoxaemia and cyanosis, is useful in determining severity of illness in childhood. While these...
  7. Differentials of Light of Consciousness: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experience of Vihangam Yogis

    Differentials of Light of Consciousness: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experience of Vihangam Yogis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
    The Yogic literatures are replete with examples of several unique mystical experiences in deeper states of meditation. These experiences have nevertheless remained largely untouched by the scientific community, possibly because of the extreme inexplicability of such states and the lack...
  8. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia improves arteriovenous fistula flow characteristics in end-stage renal disease patients

    Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia improves arteriovenous fistula flow characteristics in end-stage renal disease patients

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Surgical construction of an arteriovenous fistula is preferred for end-stage renal failure patients requiring long-term haemodialysis.
  9. Diagnosis and management of community—acquired pneumonia in childhood—South African Thoracic Society guidelines

    Diagnosis and management of community—acquired pneumonia in childhood—South African Thoracic Society guidelines

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in South African children. The incidence, severity and spectrum of childhood pneumonia have changed owing to the HIV epidemic. Increasing emergence of antimicrobial resistance necessitates a rational approach...
  10. A prospective, randomised, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effect of nitrous oxide on propofol requirement in elective craniotomy in which entropy was used to measure depth of anaesthesia

    A prospective, randomised, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effect of nitrous oxide on propofol requirement in elective craniotomy in which entropy was used to measure depth of anaesthesia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Propofol is known to have a favourable effect on cerebral haemodynamics. The role of nitrous oxide (N2O) in neurosurgical anaesthesia is still being debated. The primary aim of this study was to assess the dose-sparing effect of N2O on...