Tom H Boyles

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi A validated method for quantifying macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in chronic hepatitis C
    Tom H Boyles
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:244-50. 2007
  2. doi Blood cultures taken from patients attending emergency departments in South Africa are an important antibiotic stewardship tool, which directly influences patient management
    Tom H Boyles
    Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 15:410. 2015
  3. doi Ebola: Personal view from the field - Sierra Leone
    Tom Hilary Boyles
    Senior Specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 105:1008-9. 2015
  4. pmc Failure to eradicate Isospora belli diarrhoea despite immune reconstitution in adults with HIV--a case series
    Tom H Boyles
    Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e42844. 2012
  5. pmc Factors influencing retention in care after starting antiretroviral therapy in a rural South African programme
    Tom H Boyles
    Madwaleni Hospital, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e19201. 2011
  6. ncbi The prevalence of hepatitis B infection in a rural South African HIV clinic
    Tom H Boyles
    Madwaleni Hospital, Eastern Cape
    S Afr Med J 101:470-1. 2011

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. ncbi A validated method for quantifying macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in chronic hepatitis C
    Tom H Boyles
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:244-50. 2007
    ..It may be used to reanalyze previous studies. The semiquantitative method of assessing steatosis remains appropriate for clinical purposes...
  2. doi Blood cultures taken from patients attending emergency departments in South Africa are an important antibiotic stewardship tool, which directly influences patient management
    Tom H Boyles
    Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 15:410. 2015
    ..Data on the prevalence and causes of community acquired BSI in Africa are scarce and there are no studies from South Africa. There are no validated clinical prediction rules for use of blood cultures in Africa...
  3. doi Ebola: Personal view from the field - Sierra Leone
    Tom Hilary Boyles
    Senior Specialist in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 105:1008-9. 2015
    ..While a number of purpose-built units combined an EHU with an ETU, my personal experience was of working in a number of stand-alone EHUs in Freetown, Sierra Leone. ..
  4. pmc Failure to eradicate Isospora belli diarrhoea despite immune reconstitution in adults with HIV--a case series
    Tom H Boyles
    Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e42844. 2012
    ..Mortality was high and pending more data we recommend extended treatment with high-dose co-trimoxazole in similar cases...
  5. pmc Factors influencing retention in care after starting antiretroviral therapy in a rural South African programme
    Tom H Boyles
    Madwaleni Hospital, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e19201. 2011
    ..There are limited data on predictors of retention in care, particularly from rural sites...
  6. ncbi The prevalence of hepatitis B infection in a rural South African HIV clinic
    Tom H Boyles
    Madwaleni Hospital, Eastern Cape
    S Afr Med J 101:470-1. 2011
    ..Male sex and baseline alanine aminotransferease (ALT) were significant predictors of HBV status. Most HBV-positive patients had normal baseline ALT, making ALT an insensitive screening test for HBV status...