Postgrad Research

CURRENT CLINICAL RESEARCH

A. Self-Initiated

 (i)      Epidemiology of diabetes in urban South Africans Blacks – the Durban Diabetes        Study (DDS) – a collaborative study with the University of Cambridge (UK)

  • A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of type 2 diabetes mellitus susceptibility loci in African subjects of Zulu descent in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Human, Health and Hereditary in Africa (H3A) Diabetes Study: Burden, spectrum and aetiology of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.

 B. Post graduate Research Supervision

PhD Students (x3)

  1. S. Saloojee: Metabolic syndrome and severe mental illness in the EThekwini district of KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa
  1. T.Thaane (Sports Science): Effects of high and moderate intensity exercise on inflammation and endothelial function in insulin resistance
  2. Dr. S.T.Mtshali: An impact and cost analysis of management of diabetes at quaternary level – the case of Inkosi Albert Luthuli central Hospital

MMed Students (x8)

4. K. El Mezughi: Pituitary tumours: A retrospective study of surgically treated patients attending the Endocrinology Clinic, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) between 2008 – 2012.

5. A. Zorgani: A retrospective study of patients with Phaeochromocytoma attending the Endocrinology Clinic at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH).

6. Dr A Elbueshi: A retrospective study of patients with Acromegaly attending the Endocrinology Clinic at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) between 2003 -2013.

7. Dr V. Jairam: Hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus on pharmacological treatment

8. Dr L. Mnikathi: The prevalence of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban, South Africa.

9. P. Govender: A Retrospective Review of subjects with Diabetes Mellitus diagnosed before 35 years of age presenting to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital from 2003 to 2016: Clinical, biochemical and immunological characteristics.

10. M.Z.Hoosen: A retrospective study of glycaemic control, morbidity and mortality in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus attending the Diabetes Clinic at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

11. MMedSci: Dr.I.M.Paruk: Low serum testosterone levels in urban South African men with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending two outpatient diabetes clinics in Durban

 

 

 Non-Degree

  1. Dr I.M. Paruk: Prevalence of coeliac disease and anti-thyroid peroxidase seropositivity in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

 

  1. I.M.Paruk: A retrospective study of adult patients with spontaneous hypoglycaemia referred to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital: aetiology, characteristics and treatment outcome