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Our Publications

  • Van der Merwe T, Wing JR.  The diabetic foot - assessment and management.S Afr J Contin Med Ed 1991;9(2):205-215.
  • Van der Merwe T.  More about obesity.S Afr J Contin Med Ed 1994;12:No1.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Abdominal - visceral fat:  a specific risk with important clinical implications.  Specialist Med. 1997; Vol. XIX No. 3:47-52.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity related mortality:  the importance of body fat distribution.  Int Mon on O,M& WC.  1997;6:No.2:15-16.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity:  assessment and management.  MIMS disease review.  2nd Edition 1999;173-179.
  • Crowther NJ, van der Merwe MT.  Ethnicity and the pathogenesis of obesity and type 2 diabetes in South Africa.S Afr J Contin Med Ed, 2001;19:568-573.
  • van der Merwe MT.  Obesity in South Africa – the Southern Tip of a big mountain.S Afr J Contin Med Ed, 2001;19:549-550.
  • van der Merwe M-T.  The epidemiology and pathogenesis of obesity – Where do we stand in 2002. Geneeskunde 2002; 44:43-46.
  • Punyadeera C, Crowther NJ, van der Merwe M-T, Toman M, Immelman AR, Schlaphoff GP, Gray
  • IP.  Influence of visceral adiposity on glucose and lipid metabolism in obese South African Type 2 diabetic patients.  J Endocrinol Metab Diabet S Afr 2002; 7:3;99-108.
  • van der Merwe M-T.  The influence of obesity on hyperandrogenism and infertility in the female.    SA FamPrac 2003;45(4):44-49.
  • Van der Merwe M-T. The influence of obesity on hyperandrogenism and infertility in the female. S A FamPrac 2003; 45: 44-49.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Childhood obesity.SAFam Prac 2004;46(6):16-19.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  The importance and predictive value of BMI and waist circumference in the development of type 2 diabetes.  SA FamPrac 2004;46(6):10-14.
  • van der Merwe M-T. Weight gain after the menopause - is it inevitable?S Afr J Contin Med Ed.   April 2005;23(4):180-185.
  • Van der Merwe M-T. Menopause Update.  The Metabolic Syndrome Made Manageable.  2005;(2):8-10.
  • Management of Obesity.  MIMS Disease Review.  (Metabolic/Endocrine Diseases)2006;316-326.
  • Grobler SP, Botha FJ, van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity surgery - the challenge for South African surgeons.  Specialist Forum. 2005;5(7):4-11.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Pharmacotherapy of obesity.  S Afr J Contin Med Ed.  2005 Nov/Dec, 23;11:552-557.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Weight gain after the menopause – is it inevitable?  S Afr J Contin Med Ed.      April 2005 (23)4;180-185.
  • Van der Merwe M-T, Van der Walt H.  Holistic Management of Obesity.  The Specialist Forum 2006 (6)7;69-78.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity, Pharmacotherapy.  MIMS Disease Review.  Chapter:  Nutrition and Related Disorders. 2007; pp229-236
  • Pepper MS, Vander Merwe M-T,.  Genetics in Obesity – an Update.  SA Cardiol and Stroke J Spring 2007; pp48-50
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity, a global epidemic.  South African Fitness Professional.  First Quarter 207, Issue 4 2007; pp46-49.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Management of Obesity.  SA Cardiol and Stroke J Summer 2008; pp25-35.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  Obesity in women:  a life cycle of medical risk.  Menopause update. Vol 11, No 8.  2009; pp10-12.
  • Van der Merwe M-T.  The Metabolic Syndrome – a concise update.  Menopause update. Vol 13, no 2.  2009; pp8-10.
  • Van der Merwe M-T. Bariatric Surgery in SA. SA Cardiol and Stroke J. Sept ed 2013;  p4-7
  • Fetter GK, van der Merwe M-T. Bariatric surgery options. SA Cardiol and Stroke J. September ed 2013; p8-12

 

BOOK CHAPTERS / MODULES/ GUIDELINE BOOKS

  • Obesity and diabetes SCOPE Module. 1st IASO CPD Congress.South Africa. 2004.
  • Pepper MS and van der Merwe M-T.  Energy conservation during evolution:  the impact on obesity, a modern epidemic.  Festschrift.  Prof. P. Tobias.  2005.  In:  Voyages in Scienes 2005.  Edited by Strkalj G, Pather N, Kramer B.  Content Solutions, Pretoria, S.A.
  • Van der Merwe M-T and co-authors.  South African Obesity Guidelines:  Excellence in Obesity Management.  2006.
  • Van der Merwe M-T: Complete SCOPE Training Manual for South Africa. (Adapted to classroom teaching style). Published by Foundation for Professional Developement.  Shared copyright with IASO. 2008.
  • Van der Merwe M-T, Fetter GK, Wilson R, Mahomedy Z, Goncalves D.  University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Surgery.  22nd biennial update.Guidelines to understanding obesity:  Management and Surgical intervention  pp271-305. 2010.
  • Van der Merwe M-T. Contribution SCOPE/IASO e-module bariatric surgery. 2012.
  • Fetter GK, Van der Merwe M-T. University of Witwatersrand, Department of Surgery. 24th biennial update. Emergency surgical complications following bariatric surgery. 2014.

 

 
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