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DPHRU Publications 2012

Peer reviewed journal articles and research reviews

Note: Authors in bold are affiliated with MRC/Wits DPHRU

  1. Norris SA, Osmond C, Gigante D, Kuzawa CW, Ramakrishnan L, Lee NR, Ramirez-Zea M, Richter LM, Stein AD, Tandon N, Fall CHD and the COHORTS group. (2012) Size at birth, weight gain in infancy and childhood, and adult diabetes risk in five low- or middle-income country birth cohorts. Diabetes Care. Jan;35(1):72-79.
  2. Kuzawa, CW, Hallal PC, Adair L, Bhargava SK, Fall CHD, Lee N, Norris SA, Osmond C, Ramirez-Zea M, Sachdev HS, Stein AD, Victora CG and the COHORTS group. (2012). Birth weight, postnatal weight gain and adult body composition in five low and middle income countries American Journal of Human Biology Jan-Feb;24(1):5-13.
  3. Hawley NL, Rousham EK, Johnson W, Norris SA, Pettifor JM, Cameron N. (2012). Determinants of Relative Skeletal Maturity in South African Children. Bone. 50:259-264.
  4. Naicker N, Richter L, Mathee A, Becker P, Norris SA. (2012) Environmental lead exposure and socio-behavioural adjustment in the early teens:  the Birth to Twenty cohort. Science of the Total Environment. 414:120-125.
  5. Braithwaite V, Jarjou LMA, Goldberg GR, Jones H, Pettifor JM, Prentice A.(2012). Follow-up study of Gambian children with rickets and elevated plasma FGF23: Possible aetiological factors Bone. 50: 218-25.
  6. Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Isichei CO, Zoakah AI, Pettifor JM. (2012) Prevention of nutritional rickets in Nigerian children with dietary calcium supplementation. Bone. 50: 1074-80.
  7. Griffiths PL, Sheppard ZA, Johnson W, Cameron N, Pettifor JM, Norris SA. (2012). Associations between household and neighbourhood socioeconomic status and systolic blood pressure among urban South African adolescents. Journal of Biosocial Science. 11: 1-26.
  8. Chantler S, Dickie K, Goedecke JH, Levitt NS, Lambert EV, Evans J, Joffe Y, Micklesfield LK. (2012). Site-specific differences in bone mineral density in black and white premenopausal South African women. Osteoporosis International. Feb;23 (2):533-42.
  9. Shonkoff JP, Richter L, van der Gaag J, Bhutta ZA. (2012). An integrated scientific framework for child survival and early childhood development. Pediatrics. Feb;129(2):e460-72
  10. Micklesfield LK, Goedecke JH, Punyanitya M, Wilson KE, Kelley TL. (2012). Dual-energy x-ray visceral adipose tissue (VAT) measurement performs as well as VAT measured clinically with computed tomography. Obesity. May;20(5):1109-14.
  11. Feeley A, Musenge E, Pettifor JM, Norris SA. (2012). Changes in dietary habits and eating practices in adolescents living in urban South Africa: the Birth to Twenty cohort. Nutrition. Jul; 28(7-8):e1-6.
  12. McVeigh JA, Norris SA. (2012). Criterion validity and test-retest reliability of a physical activity questionnaire in South African primary school aged children. South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 24: 43-48.
  13. Lombard Z, Crowther NJ, Van Der Merwe L, Pitambar P, Norris SA, Ramsay M. (2012). Appetite Regulation Genes are Associated with Body-Mass Index in Black South African Adolescents: A Genetic Association Study. BMJ Open.2:e000873. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000873 (published online only).
  14. Thandrayen K, Pettifor JM (2012). Maternal vitamin D status: implications for the development of infantile nutritional rickets. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. Feb;38(1):61-79.
  15. Kagura J, Feeley A, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM, Norris SA. (2012). Association between infant nutrition and anthropometry, and pre-pubertal body composition in urban South African children. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 3(6), 415–423.
  16. Crowther N, Norris SA. (2012). The Current Waist Circumference Cut Point Used for the Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome in Sub-Saharan African Women is Not Appropriate. PLOS ONE. 7(11):e48883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048883. Epub 2012 Nov 8
  17. Chikovore J, Makusha T, Muzvidziwa I, Richter L, (2012). Children’s learning in the diverse sociocultural context of South Africa. Childhood Education. 88:5, 304-308.
  18. Rajah J, Haq A, Pettifor JM. Vitamin D and calcium status in urban children attending an ambulatory clinic service in the United Arab Emirates. Dermato-endocrinology 2012;4:39-43. I
  19. Micklesfield LK, Gray J, Taliep MS.  Bone mineral density and body composition of South African cricketers.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 30(2), 232–237.
  20. Pettifor JM, Thandrayen K. (2012). Hypophosphatemic Rickets: Unraveling the Role of FGF23. Calcified Tissue International. 91(5):797-306.
  21. Richter L, Rochat T, Hsiao C, Zuma T. (2012).  Evaluation of a brief intervention to improve the nursing care of young children in a high HIV and AIDS setting.  Nursing Research and Practice. 2012:647182. doi: 10.1155/2012/647182
  22. Mendenhall E, Roopa S, Nikhil T, Mohammad K. AK M, Venkat N, Dorairaj P.(2012). Stress and Diabetes in Socioeconomic Context: A Qualitative Study of Urban Indians. Social Science and Medicine. Dec;75(12):2522-9
  23. Steenhoff AP, Redwood A, Pettifor JM, Hove J, Bisson GP, Mosepele M, Pusoesele P, Thakur R, Kovarik C, Gross R. Vitamin D Status in HIV Infected Patients with and without Tuberculosis: A Pilot Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012; 61(2):e21-3.
  24. Ramsoomar L, Morojele NK, Norris SA (2013). Alcohol use in early and late adolescence among the Birth to Twenty cohort in Soweto, South Africa. Global Health Action. Jan 24;6:1-10. doi: 10.3402/gha.v6i0.19274
  25. Coutsoudis A, Goga A, Desmond C, Black V, Barron P and Coovadia H. (2013). Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV: Is there evidence to justify aggressive advocacy for Option B+? The Lancet. 381:269-270. IF: 38.278,
  26. Micklesfield LK, Gray J, Taliep MS.  (2011). Bone mineral density and body composition of South African cricketers.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 2012 Mar;30(2):232-7

Chapters in books

  1. Pettifor JM. Nutritional rickets. Chapter 23. In: Glorieux FH, Pettifor JM, Juppner H (eds). Pediatric Bone: biology and diseases. 2nd edition. Elsevier, San Diego 2012 pp625-654 ISBN 978-0-12-382040-2
  2. Pettifor JM, Saloojee H. Infant and Child Nutrition Ch 15. In: Saloojee H, Westwood T (eds). Child Health for All. 5th Edition. Oxford University Press, Cape Town 2012 .
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  4. Pettifor JM. Vitamin D deficiency and nutritional rickets in children. Ch 60. In: Feldman D, Pike JW, Adams JS (eds.). Vitamin D 3rd Edition. Elsevier, San Diego 2011 pp1107-1128 (ISBN 978-0-12-381978-9)
  5. Pettifor JM, Prentice A, Ward K, Cleaton-Jones P, The Skeletal System. Ch 12. In: Lanham-New SA, Macdonald IA, Roche HM (eds.) Nutrition and Metabolism 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell 2011 pp272-311 ISBN 978-1-4051-6808-3


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