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2016

Abrahams, N., Mathews, S., Martin, L.J. & Lombard, C. 2016. Gender differences in homicide of neonates, infants, and children under 5 y in South Africa: Results from the cross-sectional 2009 National Child Homicide Study. PLoS Medicine. 13(4):e1002003.

Groenewald, P., Bradshaw, D., Neethling, I., Martin, L.J., Dempers, J. & Morden, E. 2016. Linking mortuary data improves vital statistics on cause of death of children under five years in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 21(1):114–121.

Heathfield, L. 2016. Comparison of footprint ridge density between two South African ethnic groups. Journal of Forensic Investigation. 4(1):1–4.

Maistry, S. & Phillips, V. 2016. Case Report: A self-inflicted bite mark. South African Dental Journal. 71(2):77–76.

Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Coetzee, D., Scott, C. & Brijmohun, Y. 2016. Child deaths in South Africa: Lessons from the child death review pilot. South African Medical Journal. 106(9):851–852.

Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Coetzee, D., Naidoo, T., Brijmohun, Y. & Quarrie, K. 2016. The South African child death review pilot: A multiagency approach to strengthen healthcare and protection for children. South African Medical Journal. 106(9):895–899.

 

2015

Kasu, M. & Shires, K. 2015. The validation of forensic DNA extraction systems to utilize soil contaminated biological evidence. Legal Medicine. 17(4):232–238.

Matzopoulos, R., Prinsloo, M., Wyk, V.P., Gwebushe, N., Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Laubscher, R., Abrahams, N., et al. 2015. Injury-related mortality in South Africa: a retrospective descriptive study of postmortem investigations. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 93:303–313.

Tredoux, S., Mfolozi, S. & Shires, K. 2015. Efficiency of buccal DNA sampling device in the mortuary. Journal of Forensic Investigation. 3(2):1–6.

 

2014

Heathfield, L. 2014. Policy required for entry of DNA profiles onto the National Forensic DNA Database of South Africa. South African Journal of Science. 110(7/8):1–3.

Mole, C.G., Heyns, M. & Cloete, T. 2014. How hard is hard enough? An investigation of the force associated with lateral blunt force trauma to the porcine cranium. Legal Medicine. 17(1):1-8.

Naidoo, N., Artz, L., Martin, L.J. & Mustafa, Z. 2014. “A stitch in time…may save nine”: A systematic synthesis of the evidence for domestic violence management and prevention in Emergency Care. African Safety Promotion Journal. 12(2):30–48.

2013

Abrahams, N., Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Lombard, C. & Jewkes, R. 2013. Intimate Partner Femicide in South Africa in 1999 and 2009. PLoS Medicine. 10(4):e1001412..

Heathfield, L., Lacerda, M., Nossek, C., Roberts, L. & Ramesar, R.S. 2013. Stargardt Disease: towards developing a model to predict phenotype. European Journal of Human Genetics. 21(10):1173–1176.

Kaschula, R.O.C. 2013. The Practice of Pathology in Africa. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 137:752–755.

Kaschula, R.O.C. 2013. The Pediatric Autopsy in Africa. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 137:756–766.

Kerr, D.A. & Kaschula, R.O.C. 2013. Pediatric Pathology Services in Africa. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 137:767–774.

Mathews, S., Abrahams, N., Jewkes, R., Martin, L.J. & Lombard, C. 2013. The epidemiology of child homicides in South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 91:562–568.

Mathews, S., Abrahams, N. & Martin, L.J. 2013. Letter to the Editor: Underreporting child abuse deaths: Experiences from a national study on child homicide. South African Medical Journal. 103(3):132–133.

 

2012

Douglas, T.S., Fenton-Muir, N., Kewana, K., Ngema, Y. & Liebenberg, L. 2012. Radiological findings at a South African forensic pathology laboratory in cases of sudden unexpected death in infants. SA Journal of Radiology. February:4–6.

Heyns, M. & Morris, A. 2012. How to become a forensic scientist. Quest. 8(2):22–23.

Kenyon, C., Mfolozi, S., Croxford, R., Colebunders, R. & Cohen, K. 2012. Letter to the Editors: Severe efavirenz-induced vacuolar axonopathy complicated by fatal aspiration pneumonia. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 74(6):1070–1072.

Roland, M.E., Myer, L., Martin, L.J., Maw, A., Batra, P., Arend, E., Coates, T.J. & Denny, L.A. 2012. Preventing Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection among sexual assault survivors in Cape Town, South Africa: An observational study. AIDS and Behavior. 16:990–998.

 

2011

Abrahams, N., Jewkes, R., Martin, L.J. & Mathews, S. 2011. Forensic Medicine in South Africa: Associations between medical practice and legal case progression and outcomes in female murders. PLoS ONE. 6(12):e28620.

Van Kets, V., Liebenberg, L., Wainwright, H., Martin, L., Gunston, G. & Alexander, R. 2011. Atherosclerotic lesions in the thoracic aorta: A South African anatomical and histological mortuary study. South African Medical Journal. 101(6):409–412.

 

2010

Samuel, C., Maistry, S., Meyer, E. & Whitelaw, A. 2010. Pneumocystis jirovecii infection of the external auditory canal. The Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. September:39–40.

 

2009

Abrahams, N., Martin, L.J., Mathews, S., Vetten, L. & Lombard, C. 2009. Mortality of women from intimate partner violence in South Africa. Violence and Victims. 24(4):546–556

Mathews, S., Abrahams, N., Jewkes, R., Martin, L.J. & Lombard, C. 2009. Alcohol use and its role in female homicides in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 70:321–327.

Mathews, S., Abrahams, N., Jewkes, R., Martin, L.J., Lombard, C. & Vetten, L. 2009. Injury Patterns of Female Homicide Victims in South Africa. The Journal of Trauma. 67(1):168–172.

 

2008

Abrahams, N., Martin, L.J., Jewkes, R., Mathews, S., Vetten, L. & Lombard, C. 2008. The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa. Forensic Science International. 178:132–138.

Campbell, J.C., Abrahams, N. & Martin, L.J. 2008. Perpetration of violence against intimate partners: health care implications from global data. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 179(6):511–512.

Heyns, M. 2008. News from Northern Ireland. Institute of Anatomical Sciences - News Magazine. 115:8–9.

Mathews, S., Abrahams, N., Jewkes, R., Martin, L.J. & Vetten, L. 2008. Intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa: a cross-sectional study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 86(7):552–558.

van der Heyde, Y. & van As, A. 2008. An unusual cause of sudden child death. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 29(3):274–275.

 

2007

Heyns, M. 2007. A strategy towards professionalism in the dissecting room. European Journal of Anatomy. 11(1):85–89.

 

2006

Kirk, G. 2006. Guidelines for completion of the notification/register of death/stillbirth (BI-1663) form. Continuing Medical Education. 24(3):138–141.

Martin, L.J. & Artz, L. 2006. The health care practitioner’s role in the management of violence against women in South Africa. Continuing Medical Education. 24(2):72–77.

Martin, L.J. 2006. Forensics (Guest Editorial). Continuing Medical Education. 24(2):62.

Martin, L.J. 2006. Forensics (Guest Editorial 2). Continuing Medical Education. 24(3):110.

van As, R., Kalebka, R. & van der Heyde, Y. 2006. Animal attacks - a red herring for child abuse? South African Medical Journal. 96(3):184–186.

Phillips, V.M. & van der Heyde, Y. 2006. Oro-facial trauma in child abuse fatalities. South African Medical Journal. 96(3):213–215.

 

2005

Christofides, N.J., Jewkes, R.K., Webster, N., Penn-kekana, L., Abrahams, N. & Martin, L.J. 2005. “Other patients are really in need of medical attention ” — the quality of health services for rape survivors in South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 83(7):495–502.

 


Book Chapters

Abrahams, N., Martin, L.J. & Vetten, L. 2004. An overview of gender-based violence in South Africa and South African responses. In Crime, Violence and Injury Prevention in South Africa: Developments and challenges. A. Van Niekerk & N. Duncan, Eds. Cape Town, South Africa: MRC-UNISA. 40–64.

Kirk, G. 2005. Injury, fatal and non-fatal: Firearm Injuries’. In Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. V.3. J. Payne-James & R. Byard, Eds. Oxford: Elsevier. 110-118.

Martin, L.J. 2004. Emergency care of the sexual assault survivor. In Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa. A. Nicol & E. Steyn, Eds. Cape Town, South Africa: Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. 369–378.

Martin, L.J. 2010. Emergency care of the sexual assault survivor. In Handbook of Trauma. 2nd ed. A. Nico & E. Steyn, Eds. Cape Town, South Africa: Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. 345–354.

Martin, L.J. 2010. Forensic Wound Identification. In Aspects of Forensic Medicine. An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals. K. Joyner, Ed. Cape Town, South Africa: Juta Legal and Academic Publishers. 101–115.

Smythe, D., Artz, L.., Combrinck, H., Doolan, K. & Martin, L.J. 2008. Caught between policy and practice: health and justice responses to gender-based violence. In Crime, Violence and Injury Prevention in South Africa: Data to Action. A. Van Niekerk, S. Suffla, & M. Seedat, Eds. Cape Town, South Africa: MRC-UNISA Crime, Violence and Injury Prevention Programme. 150–172.

 


Peer-reviewed published conference proceedings

Heyns, M. 2006. Reactions of medical students towards exposure to the dissecting room. In Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK. Journal of Anatomy. 209(4):561.

Foy, A. & Heyns, M. 2006. Potential Sites of Referred Pain and Dysfunction Resulting from Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation. In Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK. Journal of Anatomy. 209(4):562.

Heyns, M. 2007. Comparison of reactions of medical and podiatry students to dissecting room exposure. In Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK. Journal of Anatomy. 210(6):775.

Heyns, M. & Blair, S. 2007. Variations of the neurovascular supply of the lower limb, and their implications on treatment of kneecapping injuries. In Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK. Journal of Anatomy. 210(6):777.

Heyns, M. 2009. Professionalism in the Dissecting Room. In Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK. Journal of Anatomy. 214(5):801.

Heyns, M. 2013. The importance of anatomy in the education of forensic scientists. In Abstracts of the 2012 meeting of the Australian and New Zealand association of clinical anatomists. Sydney, Australia. Clinical Anatomy. 26(5):647.

Liebenberg, L. 2012. LODOX x-ray is an invaluable asset in autopsy procedures. In Abstracts of the 24th European Congress of Pathology. Prague, Czech Republic. Virchows Arch: an international journal of pathology. 461(1):S42.