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In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care.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.
Revolutionary Procedure Promises to Offer Amputees New Freedom of Movement
The advantages of osseointegration implant surgery were showcased by surgeons from the Division of Orthopaedics at Stellenbosch University and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology – currently being set up at Mediclinic Stellenbosch.
Mediclinic Limpopo brings expert care to the community with pro bono surgeries
Urologists at Mediclinic Limpopo Day Clinic recently performed life-changing procedures for 10 young patients. But that’s not all – doctors now plan on making these pro bono surgeries a monthly fixture.