Banwari Meel

Summary

Affiliation: University of Transkei
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi Epidemiology of suicide by hanging in Transkei, South Africa
    Bl Meel
    Dip HIV AIDS Management Stellenbosch, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:75-8. 2006
  2. ncbi Patterns of lung diseases in former mine workers of the former Republic of the Transkei: an X-ray-based study
    Banwari Lal Meel
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:105-10. 2002
  3. ncbi HIV-seroconversion following sexual abuse
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, P Bag X1 Unitra, Umtata, South Africa
    J Clin Forensic Med 12:268-70. 2005
  4. pmc Incidence of HIV infection at the time of incident reporting, in victims of sexual assault, between 2000 and 2004, in Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata
    Afr Health Sci 5:207-12. 2005
  5. ncbi Firearm fatalities in the Transkei region of South Africa, 1993-2004
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 95:963-7. 2005
  6. ncbi HIV/AIDS, psychiatric disorder and sexual assault in Transkei: a case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 46:181-3. 2006
  7. ncbi Trends in firearm-related deaths in the Transkei region of South Africa
    Banwari Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:86-90. 2007
  8. ncbi Trends in fatal motor vehicle accidents in Transkei region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:64-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Lightning fatalities in the Transkei sub-region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:161-4. 2007
  10. ncbi HIV infection among victims of sexual assault using condoms and other contraceptive methods: a comparative study
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:341-4. 2007

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  1. ncbi Epidemiology of suicide by hanging in Transkei, South Africa
    Bl Meel
    Dip HIV AIDS Management Stellenbosch, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:75-8. 2006
    ..4:1. The 2 youngest suicide victims were also males aged 9 years. Peak of these hangings is in May and November and least in September. There is increasing trend of hanging especially among young adults between 20 and 29 years old...
  2. ncbi Patterns of lung diseases in former mine workers of the former Republic of the Transkei: an X-ray-based study
    Banwari Lal Meel
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:105-10. 2002
    ..08 (2.58-9.88) for men with silicosis compared with others, p < 0.01. The extremely high burden of lung disease in ex-mine workers places enormous challenges on health service delivery systems and compensation authorities...
  3. ncbi HIV-seroconversion following sexual abuse
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, P Bag X1 Unitra, Umtata, South Africa
    J Clin Forensic Med 12:268-70. 2005
    ..The history, physical examination and laboratory investigations of this case are given. Preventive steps are suggested...
  4. pmc Incidence of HIV infection at the time of incident reporting, in victims of sexual assault, between 2000 and 2004, in Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata
    Afr Health Sci 5:207-12. 2005
    ..HIV/AIDS epidemic and sexual assault have emerged as the most serious public health problems in South Africa. The country has about 5-million HIV infected individuals. About a million women are raped every year...
  5. ncbi Firearm fatalities in the Transkei region of South Africa, 1993-2004
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 95:963-7. 2005
    ..Firearms are a causative factor in much violence-related morbidity and mortality, including suicide. Interventions focus on stricter gun control. In South Africa multisectoral collaboration is needed in this regard...
  6. ncbi HIV/AIDS, psychiatric disorder and sexual assault in Transkei: a case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 46:181-3. 2006
    ..The need for further research in the area of HIV/AIDS and mental health has been discussed. Preventive strategies have been recommended for HIV-infected individuals in poor health resource settings...
  7. ncbi Trends in firearm-related deaths in the Transkei region of South Africa
    Banwari Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:86-90. 2007
    ..This is a prime area in which multisectorial collaboration is needed in a country like South Africa...
  8. ncbi Trends in fatal motor vehicle accidents in Transkei region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:64-8. 2007
    ..The male/female ratio is 3.3:1; and 50% of victims were between 21 and 40 years of age. In conclusion, there are high motor vehicle accident-related deaths in Transkei region of South Africa...
  9. ncbi Lightning fatalities in the Transkei sub-region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:161-4. 2007
    ..7%) in the age group of 70+ years. There is a high incidence of lightning fatalities in the Transkei sub-region of South Africa. People need to be educated to disregard the myths of lightning strike...
  10. ncbi HIV infection among victims of sexual assault using condoms and other contraceptive methods: a comparative study
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 47:341-4. 2007
    ..A total of 42 (27%) were HIV positive of whom 26 (16.6%) had only used condoms, ten (6.4%) had used OCs and injectables, and six (3.8%) used both hormonal and barrier methods. In conclusion, HIV prevalence is commoner among condom users...
  11. ncbi Drowning deaths in Mthatha area of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 48:329-32. 2008
    ..Males outnumbered females by 2.6:1. The incidence of drowning declines as age advances. The highest number (96) of victims was under ten years of age. Deaths due to drowning are increasing especially among male children and young adults...
  12. pmc Witchcraft in Transkei Region of South African: case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha, South Africa
    Afr Health Sci 9:61-4. 2009
    ..The case history, the type of wounds, and medico-legal aspects of death are discussed in these reports. There law related to witchcraft and their implementations to prevent such deaths are discussed...
  13. ncbi HIV/AIDS post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for victims of sexual assault in South Africa
    B L Meel
    Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 45:219-24. 2005
    ..Only seven victims came for the third test, and they, too, were negative. Nausea and vomiting were the commonest side effects of PEP treatment in four patients and one developed a generalized rash. Only one victim seroconverted...
  14. ncbi Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and suicide in a region of Eastern Province ("Transkei"), South Africa
    Banwari Lal Meel
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, South Africa
    Arch Suicide Res 9:69-75. 2005
    ..These beginning studies must be augmented by comprehensive study of not only the epidemiology, but also the psychological and social correlates. Regrettably, there are numerous obstacles to such study in South Africa...
  15. ncbi 1. The myth of child rape as a cure for HIV/AIDS in Transkei: a case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Of Transkei P Bag X1 UNITRA, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 43:85-8. 2003
    ..The myth of the 'HIV/AIDS virgin cure' is prevalent in the community. The history, physical examination and laboratory investigations of this case are given. A conclusion is drawn and preventive methods are suggested...
  16. ncbi Mortality of children in the Transkei region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 24:141-7. 2003
    ..The different deaths so called "rule of reversal" could be considered as an indicator of social health...
  17. ncbi Gender-related traumatic deaths in Transkei: incidence and causes
    B L Meel
    Department Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Of Transkei P Bag X1 UNITRA, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 43:215-20. 2003
    ..Social uplifting and economic support should be carried out as part of the process of social change. In this case educating the entire community is necessary to safeguard women and their future survival...
  18. ncbi Histopathological screening for silicosis in autopsy cases of the Umtata area of the Eastern Cape Province
    Banwari L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Heath Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 16:271-4. 2003
    ..These were the rural women aged 45-75 years. Narcotizing granulomatous inflammation of lungs that was probably tuberculosis and clear tuberculosis were found in 14 (7%) and 8 (4%) cases respectively...
  19. pmc Adequacy and efficiency of nursing staff in a child-welfare-clinic at Umtata General Hospital, South Africa
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University Of Transkei P Bag X1 UNITRA, Umtata 5100 South Africa
    Afr Health Sci 3:127-30. 2003
    ..This study aimed to establish the level of adequacy and efficiency of nursing staff in the former Transkei region. The study was carried out in the child and family welfare clinic of the Umtata General Hospital...
  20. ncbi An anomalous origin of left coronary artery and sudden death in a soccer player: a case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, P Bag X1, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 51:182-3. 2011
    ..The abnormal course of the artery between the aorta and pulmonary trunk had limited victim's functional capacity. The history, cause of death and patho-physiology are discussed, and some preventive strategies suggested...
  21. ncbi Pre-hospital and hospital traumatic deaths in the former homeland of Transkei, South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Transkei, P Bag X1 Unitra, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    J Clin Forensic Med 11:6-11. 2004
    ..As it appears that 12% of pre-hospital deaths are preventable, employing more medical personnel in the rural areas along with an effective ambulance service would seem to be required...
  22. ncbi Incidence and patterns of violent and/or traumatic deaths between 1993 and 1999 in the Transkei region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata, South Africa
    J Trauma 57:125-9. 2004
    ..Incidence and patterns of violent and/or traumatic deaths among 4,525 victims over a 7-year period in the Transkei region of South Africa were investigated...
  23. ncbi Fatal systemic allergic reaction following acrylic cranioplasty: a case report
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Transkei, P Bag XI Unitra, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    J Clin Forensic Med 11:205-7. 2004
    ..The history, post mortem findings, management and issue of compensation claim are discussed...
  24. ncbi Ethical issues related to HIV/AIDS: case reports
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, P Bag X1 Unitra, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    J Clin Forensic Med 12:149-52. 2005
    ..The ethical problems are highlighted, and possible solutions recommended...
  25. ncbi Criminal abortion and concealment of birth in Transkei region, South Africa
    B L Meel
    Dept of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Transkei, Umtata 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 45:57-60. 2005
    ..There is no significant difference in the number of cases reported for medico-legal investigation of criminal abortion and concealment of births before and after the Abortion Act which came into effect in 1997...
  26. ncbi Unnatural deaths among children in the Transkei region of South Africa
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu Unversity, Mthatha 5100, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 48:232-6. 2008
    ..7%). There is a high risk of unnatural death among children in the area of Mthatha. It threatens the survival of young children in this region of South Africa. Poverty is an underlying cause for these preventable deaths...
  27. ncbi Prevalence of HIV in the Mthatha area of South Africa, as estimated from the testing of rape victims
    Banwari Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, P Bag X1, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
    Med Sci Law 51:106-8. 2011
    ..Antenatal surveillance showed 29.5% prevalence whereas a household HIV survey showed a prevalence nearly half of that, at 16.2%. There is therefore a need for a third estimate in this situation...
  28. ncbi Fatal road traffic accidents in the Mthatha area of South Africa, 1993-2004
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha, E Cape
    S Afr Med J 98:716-9. 2008
    ..Trauma is one of the leading causes of death in the Mthatha area, which is one of the least developed regions of South Africa. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) contribute substantially to the number of such deaths...
  29. ncbi Homicide trends in the Mthatha area between 1993 and 2005
    B L Meel
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, Mthatha, E Cape
    S Afr Med J 98:477-80. 2008
    ..Poor people are highly prone to exploitation and manipulation by those who are wealthy and more powerful. The poor are as susceptible to being victims as being perpetrators of crime...
  30. ncbi Maternal deaths--need for improved obstetric care in the Transkei region
    B L Meel
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Transkei, Umtata
    S Afr Med J 94:430-2. 2004