Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine

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  • Publication Date: February 2019
  • Dimensions and Pages: 
  • Paperback EAN: 2618-0189
  • eBook EAN: 2618-0197
  • Rights: Open Access
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OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL – https://journals.co.za/content/journal/wjcm

The Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific research journal published tri-annually. It was established to provide a forum to showcase scientific research from the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and from the Clinical Medicine Departments in other institutions in South Africa and internationally. The journal particularly aims to provide an opportunity for emerging researchers to publish their work on an open access basis and wants to be the primary diffusion portal for clinical medical scientists from Southern Africa. The editorial policy of the journal is guided by scientific quality and integrity, and all publications are peer reviewed.

Though all submissions are welcome, it is especially new academics that are starting out, including students, fellows and junior consultants, who are encouraged to submit their research. Getting research published can be challenging and expensive, with an ever increasing number of open access journals. The Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine offers free publication opportunities for junior staff to establish a publication record and develop an academic record.
The Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine also provides a space where the various Departmental Research Day abstracts can be shared. This allows the whole school to see what is happening in different departments. The current edition presents the Bert Myburgh research day abstracts from the Department of Surgery. Articles in the current issue cover a variety of topics from procedural sedation to Anaemia in acute coronary syndrome.

The first issue of Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2618-0189; eISSN 2618-0197)
can be downloaded from – https://journals.co.za/content/journal/wjcm

Editorial
Welcome Letter

1. Causes and Consequences of Sodium Imbalances in the First Week of Life in Vey Low-Birthweight Infants
N Ramaboea and Daynia E Ballot
2. The Impact of Anaemia in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Shehu MN and Pravin Manga
3. Levels of Awareness of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia among Non-anaesthesiologists at an Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa
Karin-Ann Ben-Israel, Juan Scribante and Helen Perrie
4. A Comparison between TTR and FIR as a Measure of the Quality of Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Priya Parbhoo and Barry Jacobson
5. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Mohammed Variava, Mduduzi Mashabane, Alison Bentley and Saraladevi Naicker

Bert Myburgh

Pravin Manga is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Witwatersrand. He specialised in Cardiology and was the Academic Head of Cardiology at WITS from 1995 to 2016 and was the Past President of the Southern Africa Cardiac Society. He also served as the Academic Head of Internal Medicine at Wits University from 2014 to 2016.

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