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2019

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 12 (2019)

IN PRACTICE 

Eliminating conflict of interest in infant formula funding 

Time to end routine high-dose vitamin A supplementation?

RESEARCH 

The pH of hair straighteners 

Diabetes in the Eastern Cape 

Low serum testosterone and type 2 diabetes 

Regulated and unregulated substance use among patients in Tshwane

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 11 (2019)

CME 

Haematology 

IN PRACTICE 

Intrathecal tranexamic acid during spinal anaesthesia: A lethal error 

Electronic reminders for urgent treatment: Use with caution 

Pit latrines and spider bites 

RESEARCH 

One-stop haematuria clinic 

Orthopaedic referrals using a smartphone app 

International benchmarking and the price of immunosuppressive drugs 

Elevated unidentified antibodies in sickle cell anaemia patients receiving blood transfusions

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 10 (2019)

GUEST EDITORIAL 

Clinical associates in South Africa 

CME 

Haematological malignancies

IN PRACTICE 

Figures of the dead: A decade of TB mortality 

Complications of spitting cobra bites 

RESEARCH 

Removal of Implanon NXT implants 

Hazardous drinking behaviour among patients on ART 

Medicolegal perspectives of interpersonal violence

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 9 (2019)

GUEST EDITORIAL 

Climate change and adolescents: The role of youth activism

IN PRACTICE 

Increasing deceased organ donor numbers: 18 months of the Wits Transplant Procurement Model 

Registration of amiloride in South Africa 

Emergency management of calcium channel blocker overdose

RESEARCH 

Congenital syphilis: High morbidity and mortality in a preventable disease 

Uncovering adverse events and human error associated with imaging trauma patients 

Neural tube defect diagnosis and outcomes

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 8 (2019)

EDITORIAL 

The case for stool banks in South Africa 

IN PRACTICE 

Global injustice in sport – the Caster Semenya ordeal 

The ethics of administering testosterone-reducing drugs to Caster Semenya

RESEARCH 

Factors associated with missed and delayed DTP3 vaccination in two South African communities 

Hepatitis E virus in patients with acute hepatitis in Cape Town 

Hepatitis E in pig-derived food products in Cape Town 

An observational study of safe and risky practices in funeral homes in South Africa

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 7 (2019)

CME

Diabetes in pregnancy

GUEST EDITORIAL

Violence and heat: How will climate change affect us?

CASE REPORT

Recurrent idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection

RESEARCH

#Feesmustfall 2016: Effects on clinical medical students

Increase in blood pressure in a mixed-ancestry SA population

Workman’s compensation for occupational hand injuries

Maternal alcohol use and child development

 

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 6 (2019)

GUEST EDITORIAL 

Climate change and diarrhoeal disease

CME 

Medical genetics, genomics and the future of medicine

IN PRACTICE 

Rational use of fluoroquinolones 

Using crime surveys for SDG monitoring and violence prevention

REVIEW 

Reducing hookah pipe use

RESEARCH 

Audit of management of diabetic ketoacidosis at a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg 

Causes of maternal death at Natalspruit Hospital 

Preventing warfarin-induced birth defects 

Provision of healthcare to individuals with cleft lip and palate 

Incidence and characteristics of homicides in elderly age groups in Johannesburg

 

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 5 (2019)

GUEST EDITORIAL 

Global warming: Undoing the gains of PMTCT?

IN PRACTICE 

Listeria meningitis: Treatment guidelines in need of revision? 

Asthma treatment in children: Managing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression

RESEARCH 

Acquisition of tolerance to egg and peanut allergy 

Sugar content of baby foods in South Africa 

Continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound in the management of low-risk pregnancy 

Immunisation after hepatitis B polyvalent vaccine in children

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 4 (2019)

CME 

Understanding the genetic basis of human health and disease

IN PRACTICE 

Spotted fever rickettsiosis in SA: Evaluation of laboratory capacity for diagnosis 

Utility of hand-held mobile spirometry technology in resource-constrained settings

RESEARCH 

The state of kidney transplantation in SA 

Reducing maternal deaths by skills-and-drills training in managing obstetric emergencies 

Incidence of melanoma in SA, with a specific focus on black Africans 

Prevalence of comorbidities in women with and without breast cancer in Soweto: The SABC study

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 3 (2019)

CME 

Health and rehabilitation sciences in a clinical context 

Prevention of treatment-induced ototoxicity: An update 

IN PRACTICE 

Apps in healthcare: Will they be legal in SA? 

Alternating hemiplegia in childhood 

RESEARCH 

Delay to diagnosis of breast cancer 

Chronic lung disease and tuberculosis 

Venous thromboembolism: Surgical prophylaxis and risk in pregnancy 

Trauma electives in SA

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 2 (2019)

CME 

Evolution of stroke and stroke management in South Africa 

EDITORIAL 

New challenges in the circumcision campaign 

IN PRACTICE 

Reimagining liver transplantation 

Case report: Crimean-Congo viral haemorrhagic fever 

RESEARCH 

Association between preterm labour, perinatal mortality and infant death 

Hospital readmission after spinal cord injury 

Mortality among older patients in hospital wards 

A retrospective review on benzodiazepine use

Cover Page

Vol 109, No 1 (2019)

EDITORIAL 

Empathy, essential in a doctor’s skillset

IN PRACTICE

HPV vaccination: Research and policy agenda 

Cystic fibrosis: What’s new? 

Gene therapies and innovation in medicine in SA

RESEARCH 

Overnight oximetry as a screening tool in childhood sleep apnoea 

Transitions between lifetime alcohol use, regular use and remission in SA 

Self-sampling for cervical cancer screening


2018

Cover Page

Vol 108, No 12 (2018)

CME 

‘Red flags’ in pregnancy (part 3)

CORRESPONDENCE 

Sunbeds: A burning issue in SA

EDITORIAL 

Alternative modalities being promoted for breast screening

IN PRACTICE 

Purpose-orientated stocking of procedure trolleys in emergency centres 

Ethical considerations in gene cell therapies in children

RESEARCH 

A contextualised approach to health guideline development in SA 

Fatal electrocution cases: A retrospective review 

Warfarin use in an urban district-level hospital in KZN

Cover Page

Vol 108, No 11 (2018)

CME 

‘Red flags’ in pregnancy (part 2)

GUEST EDITORIAL 

How good are our guidelines?

IN PRACTICE 

Using systems thinking to improve obstetric care in SA health districts

RESEARCH 

A retrospective review of Listeria monocytogenes infection 

Hearing outcomes in children with meningitis 

Anorectal malformations and the impact of HIV on surgical outcome 

Intimate partner violence among HIV-serodiscordant couples


Cover Page

Vol 108, No 10 (2018)

CME 

‘Red flags’ in pregnancy

CORRESPONDENCE 

Pigs and antibiotic resistance

IN PRACTICE 

Neonatal listeriosis in a tertiary hospital 

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis flare caused by rice bodies

RESEARCH 

What makes a ‘good’ intern? 

Haematological malignancies in goldmining areas of SA 

Intravenous giving sets v. the spinal manometer to measure CSF opening pressure 

Routine inpatient mortality and HIV mortality estimates


Cover Page

Vol 108, No 9 (2018)

STATEMENT

The Cape Town Declaration on Access to Cardiac Surgery in the Developing World

CME

Tattoos: A summary

EDITORIALS 

Paediatric hypertension in South Africa 

The Achilles heel of antimicrobial stewardship

IN PRACTICE 

We are tired of ‘adrenal fatigue’ 

Complete resolution of interstitial pneumonia

RESEARCH 

Unmet needs and health priorities of the urban poor 

Compulsory community service: A 15-year review 

Acral melanoma 

Alcohol marketing and adolescent alcohol consumption

Cover Page

Vol 108, No 8 (2018)

CME 

Paediatric asthma (part 2)

EDITORIAL 

Success of ART in HIV-infected infants affected by mothers’ needs

IN PRACTICE 

Changing diagnostic paradigm in cystic fibrosis in South Africa 

The NEHAWU strikes: South Africa’s healthcare battlefield 

Starvation ketoacidosis in pregnancy

REVIEW 

Oral anticoagulants and atrial fibrillation: 

A South African perspective

RESEARCH 

Congenital disorders in South Africa 

Posterior urethral valves in South African boys 

Fournier’s gangrene: Presentation, management and outcomes 

What do South African adolescents want from a sexual health service?

Cover Page

Vol 108, No 7 (2018)

CME

Paediatric asthma in South Africa (part 1)

IN PRACTICE

Antimicrobial stewardship in a rural regional hospital Curbing tobacco use: Not working yet

CASE REPORT

Rapunzel syndrome

RESEARCH

Forecasting monthly malaria cases in KwaZulu-Natal

Increasing incidence of infective endocarditis with recreational drug abuse

Hepatitis C in men who have sex with men

Hypertension in elective surgery patients

Cover Page

Vol 108, No 6 (2018)

CME

Perioperative medicine and anaesthetics (part 2)

IN PRACTICE

Prolonged paralysis in organophosphate poisoning

EDITORIAL

Climate change and listeriosis outbreaks

RESEARCH

Handwashing and bacteria levels in theatre staff

Medical students’ perspectives on euthanasia and assisted dying

Poor anticoagulation control in patients on warfarin in Cape Town

Predictors of unplanned pregnancies among female students at TVET colleges


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