Respiratory Research Unit​

Recent publications

Internal Medicine


Manuscripts published

  1. Balkema CA, Irusen EM, Taljaard JJ, Zeier MD; Koegelenberg CFN. A prospective study on the outcome of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected patients requiring mechanical ventilation in a high burden setting. QJM. 2016;109(1):35-40*
  2. Murthy C, Davis R, Koegelenberg CFN, Irusen EM, Pitcher R. The impact of implementing a computer prompted pulmonary embolism pre-test probability score on the efficient utilisation of Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography in a South African tertiary hospital. S Afr Med J. 2016;106(1):62-64*
  3. Bernasconi M, Diacon AH. Koegelenberg CFN. Stair Climbing Test streamlines the evaluation of non-malignant lung resection candidates. Respiration 2016;91:87-88*
  4. Vorster MJ, Koegelenberg CF. Breaking Down the Barriers in Complicated Pleural Sepsis. Respiration. 2016,91(2):99-100*
  5. Koegelenberg CF, Allwood BW. Image-guidance of pleural biopsies: Are electromagnetic waves superior to sound waves? Respiration 2016;91(4):267-268*
  6. Mfokazi A, Wright CA, Louw M, Von Groote-Bidlingmaier F, Schubert PT, Koegelenberg CFN, Diacon AH. Direct Comparison of Liquid-Based and Smear-Based Cytology With and Without Rapid On-Site Evaluation for Fine Needle Aspirates of Thoracic Tumors. Diagn Cytopath 2016;44(5):363-368*
  7. Simon D, Greyling KE, Irusen EM, Rigby J, Taljaard JJ, Koegelenberg CFN. Pneumocystis jiroveci and cytomegalovirus co-infection in an immunocompromised patient. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(1):20-21
  8. Koegelenberg CFN, Bulaya T, Balkema CA, Taljaard JJ, Irusen EM. Validation of a severity-of-illness score in HIV-positive patients requiring intensive care unit admission for mechanical ventilation. QJM 2016;109(6):434-435*
  9. Abraham S, Vorster MJ, Shina Roy S, Koegelenberg CFN.  An approach to the solitary pulmonary nodule. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):54-60
  10. Wilken E, Fengels H, Swart F, Maree DW, Bruwer JW, Batubara EM, Irusen EM, Koegelenberg CFN. The effect of therapeutic pleural drainage on the short- and long-term sequelae of tuberculous pleural effusions.  S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):60-66
  11. Sonnekus B, Koegelenberg CFN.  Diagnostic yield of transbronchial needle aspiration for lymphoma. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):67-72
  12. Sinha Roy S, Koegelenberg CFN, Irusen EM.  Pulmonary puzzle: A rare case of dysphagia. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):73-75
  13. Irusen EM.  COPD sine COPD. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):76
  14. Vorster M.  Elevated blood eosinophil count and exacerbations of COPD. S Afr Resp J 2016;22(3):77
  1. Esmail H, Lai RP, Lesosky M, Wilkinson KA, Graham CM, Coussens AK, Oni K, Warwick JM, Said-Hartley Q,  Koegelenberg CF, Walzl G, Flynn JF, Young DB, Barry CE, O'Garra A, Wilkinson RJ. Characterization of progressive HIV-associated tuberculosis using 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose positron emission and computed tomography. Nat Med. 2016;22(10):1090-1093. doi: 10.1038/nm.4161*
  2. Malherbe ST, Shenai S,Ronacher K, Loxton AG, Dolganov G, Kriel M, Van T, Chen RY, Warwick J, Via LE, Song T, Lee M, Schoolnik G, Tromp G, Alland D, Barry CE, Winter J, Walzl G, Lucas L, van der Spuy G, Stanley K, Theart L, Smith B, Burger N, Beltran CGG, Maasdorp, E,  Ellmann A, Choi H, Joh J, Dodd LE, Allwood B, Kogelenberg C, Vorster M. Griffith-Richards S.  Persisting positron emission tomography lesion activity and Mycobacterium tuberculosis mRNA after tuberculosis cure. Nat Med. 2016;22(10):1094-1100. doi: 10.1038/nm.4177*
  3. Simon D, Koegelenberg CF, Sinha Roy S, Allwood BW, Irusen EM. Can large hydatid cysts resolve with medical treatment alone? Respiration. 2016;92(6):428-431*
  4. Koegelenberg CF, Ainslie GM, Dheda K, Allwood BW, Wong ML, Lalloo UG, Abdool-Gaffar MS, Khalfey H, Irusen EM. Recommendations for the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in South Africa: a position statement of the South African Thoracic Society. J Thorac Dis 2016;8(12):3711-3719. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2016.12.05