Research Projects


Prof GR Tintinger & Dr P Viviers


Neutrophil extracellular trap formation (NETOSIS) – in partnership with MRC Unit for Inflammation and Immunity


Prof M Ally

Biomarkers in Rheumatoid arthritis – in partnerships with Rheumatology Department Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (WITS) and Department of Immunology (UP)


Prof S Visser

Drug Trials in COPD and Asthma

MMed dissertation on Bronchiectasis and

MMed and PhD dissertations on Asthma, Inflammation and fibrin networks

Spirometry reference values for African children and Adults.


Dr L Smit

Pulmonary hypertension in patients with hyperthyroidism


Dr P Viviers

Uric Acid in assessing acute exacerbations of COPD

Co-morbidities in COPD – Evaluation of effect and treatment of major depressive disorder in COPD severity.

SBAH COPD Registry


Dr V Ueckermann

Global anticoagulation registry for atrial fibrillation in the field – In collaboration with the International GARFIELD registry

Use of ultrasound to predict success of liberation from ventilation

Clinical and molecular aspects of catheter related blood stream infections at Steve Biko Academic hospital


Dr R Sommers

Information that patients want to be captured in a consent document for participating in research on cancer and diabetes mellitus medications.


Dr M de Villiers

Disease profile of patients attending the Kalafong HIV clinic for the first time – In Collaboration with HIV clinic personnel from Family Medicine Department


Diabetes and lifestyle research projects
Proff P Rheeder, DG van Zyl, Dr L Schoeman

Improving NCD care in the community – In partnership with Lilly NCD programme with Project Hope and The Donald Woods Foundation  

Health Care workers study: mental health, NCDs, absenteeism – In partnership with the Foundation for Professional Development


Prof P Rheeder

Diagnostic strategies for gestational diabetes

Diabetic nephropathy predictors

Relationship between HbA1c and DDT spraying

Mobile screening for complications of diabetes


Dr L Schoeman, Prof DG van Zyl, Prof JH Retief

Diseases of Lifestyle

Lifestyle changes in type 1 and type 2 diabetes


Prof DG van Zyl

Chronic complications in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Outcomes of diabetes in pregnancy (in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics

Dr M De Villiers, Proff DG van Zyl and JH Retief


ECG changes in asymptomatic diabetic patients 


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