Research

Research

Current Clinical Research

A. Self-Initiated

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

(b) A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of type 2 diabetes mellitus susceptibility loci in African subjects of Zulu descent in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

(c) Cardiovascular risk profile of an urban working class community Co-investigator: Prof D. P. Naidoo.

(d) H3A Africa: Burden, spectrum and aetiology of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.

(e)Collaboration with the Lund University, Sweden, for a study on Type 1 Diabetes Epidemiology and Genetics – Global Diabetes Alliance, the study titled “Diabetes diagnosis and classification of type 1 diabetes using dried blood spots (DBS) for HLA DQ alleles and islet autoantibodies (BE232/11).

B. Postgraduate students:

MMed

(a) Dr. 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.

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

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

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

 Non-Degree Supervision

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

(b) Dr. J. Narainsamy: A retrospective study of patients with Cushing’s syndrome attending the Endocrinology Clinic at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH).

 

PhD

(a)  Dr. H. Bacus: The investigation of the genetic, biochemical, immunologic, clinical and diagnostic features of coronary heart disease in African and Indian subjects with type 2 diabetes.

(b)  Dr. S. Saloojee: Metabolic syndrome and severe mental illness in the EThekwini district of KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa

(c)   Dr A Ramnarain: Angiosome orientated revascularisation improves limb salvages rates in diabetic patients with infrapopliteal disease.

(d)  Dr. I.M. Paruk: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Co-Supervisor

(a)  Dr. N.C. Magula: Metabolic Complications of HAART in a South African Black Population.

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