Absa Cape Epic – Multi-stage events and kidney damage
In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care. Most of these patients received treatment for a combination of severe dehydration (>7% body weight), rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle), where this can lead to life-threatening blood electrolyte abnormalities i.e. potassium, acute kidney injury or heat stroke. The decision to withdraw a rider is not taken lightly, or without due consideration to all factors affecting the rider.
Mediclinic Milnerton opens its doors to state patients for the third time
Four young patients from Groote Schuur Hospital underwent pro bono orthopaedic surgery at Mediclinic Milnerton, as the hospital took part in the ongoing collaborative partnership between the Western Cape Department of Health and Mediclinic.
Dr Petrus Stone completes 200 DLIF procedures
Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, or DLIF, is a surgical procedure for treating the symptoms of degenerative disc disease. Having recently performed his 200th procedure, Dr Petrus Stone at Mediclinic Bloemfontein is regarded as the area’s leading expert in this minimally invasive surgery.
Mediclinic Stellenbosch: Selecting a suitable site
Mediclinic is preparing to open the newly relocated Mediclinic Stellenbosch facility later this year. The new hospital is conveniently located on the R44 Strand road in Stellenbosch and will be fully equipped to support the growing demands of the Winelands region.