Recent publications

Full-length articles 2019

Gerber, A.M., Van Der Merwe, L., Van Zyl, S. and Vorster, A., in press. Second-Year Nursing Students’ Self-Reported Alcohol- and Substance Use and Academic Performance: A Quantitative Study at a South African University. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery.

Vorster, A., Gerber, A.M., Van Der Merwe, L., and Van Zyl, S., in press. Second- and Third-Year Medical Students’ Self-reported Alcohol- and Substance Use, Smoking Habits and Academic Performance at a South African Medical School. Health SA Gesondheid.

Mpolokeng, K.S., Louw, G., Potgieter, J.H. and Labuschagne, M., in press. Identification of the Orbital Arterial Vessels Using Stamp-Pad Ink on Embalmed Cadavers. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy. DOI: 10.4103/jeca.jeca_14_19

Maass, P. and Friedling, L.J., 2019. Morphometric Analysis of the Neurocranium in an Adult South African Cadaveric Sample. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 64(2), pp.367-374.

Maass, P. and Friedling, L.J., 2019. Documented Composition of Cadaveric Skeletal Remains in the University of Cape Town Human Skeletal Collection, South Africa. Forensic Science International, 294, pp. 219-e1.

Raubenheimer, D., Mostert, A., Raubenheimer, J.E. and Nel, A. 2019. Learning Osteology: What Resources Do Undergraduate Anatomy Students Prefer? European Journal of Anatomy 23(3), pp. 177-186.

Van Zyl, G, Adefuye, A. and Bezuidenhout, J., 2019. Factors Affecting Academic Performance in Anatomical Sciences at a South African University: Students’ Perspectives. Africa Education Review, pp. 1-22.

Vorster, A., Gerber, A.M., van der Merwe, L.J., van Zyl, S. Second and third year medical students’ self-reported alcohol and substance use, smoking habits and academic performance at a South African medical school. 2019. Health SA Gesondheid, 24, art. no. a1041.

Botes, R., Vermeulen, K.M., Gerber, A.M., Ranchor, A.V., Buskens., E. Health-related quality of life and well-being health state values among Dutch oldest old. Patient Preference and Adherence 2019:13 721–728

Abstracts 2019

Faculty Forum, Health Sciences, University of the Free State 2019

Multiple risk factors and inflammatory markers for chronic diseases of lifestyle in urban and rural communities in the Free State. S van Zyl, C Walsh, FC van Rooyen, G Joubert

Free State Health, Research day presentation, 7 – 8 November 2019. Chronic diseases of lifestyle: Similarities and differences in the socio-behavioural-metabolic risk profiles of urban and rural communities in the Free State. Authors: S van Zyl, C Walsh, FC van Rooyen, G Joubert

Full-length articles 2018

Full-length article published: Botes R., Vermeulen K.M., Gerber A.M., Ranchor A.V., Buskens E. 2018. Functioning and quality of life in Dutch oldest old with diverse levels of dependency.  Patient Preference and Adherence 12:2187–2196

Full-length article published: Maass P, Friedling L.J. 2018. Morphometric analysis of the humerus in an adult South African cadaveric sample. Forensic Science International 2018:289  451.e1–451.e9.

Full-length article in press: Maass P, Friedling L.J. 2018. Documented composition of cadaveric skeletal remains in the University of Cape Town Human Skeletal Collection, South Africa. Forensic Science International. Article in press

Full-length article in press: Vorster A., Gerber A, van der Merwe. L, van Zyl S Second-Year Nursing Students’ Self-Reported Alcohol- and Substance Use and Academic Performance: an observational, descriptive cross-sectional study. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

Full-length articles 2017

Is community-based electrocardiography education feasible in the early phase of an undergraduate medical curriculum?. Larson CO, Bezuidenhout J, van der Merwe LJ. Health SA Gesondheid 22 (2017)

The relationship between obesity, leptin, adiponectin and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women. Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ, Walsh CM and Joubert G. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 1(1):1-6.

Abstracts 2017

The divisions of the sciatic nerve revisited. Mrs R van Zyl 45th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 April-26 April 2017.

The effects of various combinations of different classes of anticancer drugs and Tyrosine kinase inhibitors on the human MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell line. Mr B Abrahams 45th Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria, 27-31 August 2017.

A comparison between the achievements and capabilities of first year medical- and nursing students at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Dr T Gerber Education, Teaching and Learning Conference, Dubrovnik (Croatia), 27-30 September 2017.

The effect of tooth loss on accurately estimating sex from the non-alveolar mandibular morphology using geometric morphometrics. Ms. T Ramphaleng 6th Annual Conference of the African Society of Forensic Medicine (2017), Bloemfontein.

A morphometric analysis of the neurocranium in an adult South African sample. Dr P Maass 45th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa 2017, Cape Town, South Africa,  23 April-26 April 2017.

The prevalence of anatomical variations in the intra-orbital part of the ophthalmic artery and its branches in cadavers. Miss KS Mpolokeng 45th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa 2017, Cape Town, South Africa,  23 April-26 April 2017.

2016 Full-length articles

Clinical anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament and pre-operative prediction of ligament length Mrs R van Zyl (MSc Anatomy), Dr A-N van Schoor (PhD Anatomy), Dr PJ du Toit (PhD Physiology), Dr EM Louw (PhD Statistics)

SA Orthopaedic Journal Summer 2016 Vol 15 No 4

A cohort study of elderly people in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to determine health-related quality of life and functional abilities. AM Gerber, R Botes, A Mostert, A Vorster, E Buskens

SAMJ, March 2016 (RIMS: UFS-025259) 

An inferential comparison between the capabilities and achievements of 1st-year medical and nursing students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

AM Gerber, R Botes, A Vorster. Accepted by AJHPE

A scoring framework for assessing anatomy competence in undergraduate preclinical students. D Raubenheimer, JE Raubenheimer, S Van Zyl

Anatomical Sciences Education, 9(4):319 - 329.

The relationship between obesity, leptin, adiponectin and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women. S Van Zyl, LJ Van der Merwe, CM Walsh and G Joubert. Accepted by SAJCN for publication 2017

2015 Full-length articles

L Liebenberg, EN L’Abbé and KE Stull.“Population differences in the postcrania of modern South Africans and the implications for ancestry estimation”. Forensic Science International DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.10.015

Liebenberg, Stull, L'Abbé and Botha. Evaluating the accuracy of cranial indices in ancestry estimation among South African groups. Journal of Forensic Sciences. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12770. Available online at: onlinelibrary.wiley.com

SAN Gordon, H Brits & JE Raubenheimer. The effectiveness of the implementation of the Cape Triage Score at the emergency department of the National District Hospital, Bloemfontein. South African Family Practice, 57:1, 18-23, DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2014.977056

Daleen Raubenheimer, Jacques Eugene Raubenheimer, Sanet van Zyl. A Scoring Framework for Assessing Anatomy Competence of Undergraduate Preclinical Students. Anatomical Sciences Education.  2015

Abstract

Ebersohn R, A-N Van Schoor, P du Toit, F Suleman, MD Velleman. X-Ray or MRI for pre-operative graft length determination? Clinical Anatomy. Volume 28: 399-412 (2015)

2014 Full-length articles

Louise Louw, Johan Steyl, Eugene Loggenberg. Imaging of Unilateral Meningo-ophthalmic Artery Anomaly in a Patient with Bilateral Nasopharyngeal Angiofi broma. Journal of Clinical Imaging Science | Vol. 4 | Issue 4 | Oct-Dec 2014


Louise Louw, Johan Steyl, Eugene Loggenberg. Imaging of Dual Ophthalmic Arteries: Identification of the Central Retinal Artery. Journal of Clinical Imaging Science | Vol. 4 | Issue 3 | Jul-Sep 2014


Correia JC, Steyl JL, De Villiers HC. Assessing the survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in unembalmed and embalmed human remains. Clin Anat. 2014 Apr; 27(3):304-7. doi: 10.1002/ca.22355. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

 

Correia JC, Wessels Q. Jan Toerien and the history of the Anatomy at the University of the Free State. Anatomy Journal of Africa, 2014; 3 (2): 356 - 361

Gerber A, Botes R. 1st Global Conference: 21st Century Science: Health, e book publication. The achievements and capabilities of Medical students at the University of the Free State. https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net

Van der Merwe LJ, van Zyl GJ, Nel MM, Joubert G. How we see “Y”: South African health sciences students’ and lecturers’ perspective of Generation Y students. AJHPE 2014:6(1):10-16. DOI:10.7196/A/HPE.307

 2013

Govender V, Ntholeng T, Vawda F, Larson C. The profile of indications for radiography at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein. S Afr J CH 2013;7(1): DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.467

Raubenheimer D. Students' body image perceptions after completion of an Anatomy course.Journal for New Generation Sciences, 2013, Volume 11 Number 1 pp.89-103

Correia JC, Wessels Q, Vorster W. Edinburgh, The Scottish pioneers of anatomy and their lasting influence in South Africa. Scottish Medical Journal 58(4) 246-250

“Correlations and Differences in the perceived achievements and capabilities of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Medical students at the University of the Free State.”  21st Century Science.  Health, Agency and Well-being, Wednesday 30th January – Friday 1st February 2013, Sydney Australia. http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/protoscience-health-and-well-being/conference-programme-papers-and-abstracts/session-6-on-health-education/

 2012

Groenewald AJ, Van Wyk HJ, Walsh CM, Van der Merwe LJ, Van Zyl S. Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in Mangaung in the Free State. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med 2012;4(1),Art.#462, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v4i1. 462

  2011

Andries J. Groenewald, Hendrik J. van Wyk, Corinna M. Walsh, Lynette J. van der Merwe, Sanet van Zyl. Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in the rural Free State Province of South Africa.  Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2011; 3(1).

Van der Merwe LJ.  Finding Y amidst the hype and stereotype.  South African Association of Health Educationalists Central Region Newsletter 2011.

Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ, Walsh CM, Groenewald AJ, Van Rooyen FC.  Risk-factor profiles for chronic diseases of lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in an urban and rural setting in South Africa.  Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2012; 4(1), Art. #346, 10 pages.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v4i1. 346.

 2010

Unverdorben M, Mostert A, Munjal S, Van der Bijl A, Potgieter L, Venter C, Liang Q, Meyer B, Roethig HJ. Acute effects of cigarette smoking on pulmonary function. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 2010; 57: 241 - 246.

Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ, Walsh CM, Van Rooyen FC, Van Wyk HJ, Groenewald AJ.

A risk-factor profile for chronic lifestyle diseases in three rural Free State towns. SA Fam Pract. 2010; 52(1).

 2009

Groenewald AJ, Van Wyk HJ, Walsh CM, Van Zyl S, Van der Merwe LJ. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the rural southern Free State. SA Fam Pract. 2009; 51(6):502-505.

Nel A, Louw L. Clinically relevant ex vivo fatty acid profiles from a lipid model for colorectal adenocarcinoma. 19th International Congress of Nutrition, Thailand, Bangkok, 4-9 October 2009.

Nel A, Louw L. Are LA and CLA culprits during colorectal cancer? Annals of Nutrition and metabolism. 2009; 5(1):502.

Nel A, Louw L. Clinically relevant ex vivo fatty acid profiles from a lipid model for colorectal adenocarcinoma. Annals of Nutrition and metabolism. 2009; 5(1):503. In: Tontisirin K, Wasantwisut, editors. Annals of Nutrition and metabolism. 2009: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Nutrition; 4-9 October 2009; Bangkok. Karger, Medical and Scientific Publishers, Bangkok.


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