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Monthly Archives: August 2017


Japanese television recording on rare bone condition in South Africa

Recently an episode of a new television documentary was filmed by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai)) in the rooms of Dr Hofmeyr in Pretoria. They conducted an interview with Mr. Timothy Dreyer, a patient with sclerosteosis, while Dr H Hamersma was present. Japanese television crew with Dr H Hamersma seated, Dr [...]

By |2017-08-30T22:06:48+00:00August 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

BPPV leads to falls in the elderly

BPPV leads to falls in the elderly. BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common cause of vertigo and dizziness in patients. It is often referred to as “loose crystals” in the ear by physicians. In especially the elderly population, BPPV increases the risk of falling. BPPV leads to falls in the [...]

By |2019-04-05T19:03:52+00:00August 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments