Vol 105, No 5 (2015)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

The World Health Organization Global Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance PDF
Marc Mendelson, Malebona Precious Matsoso 325

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 326-327


VIM-2 carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient from Port Elizabeth, South Africa PDF
Sharlene Govender, Tinashe Masunda, John Black 328
Paediatric chemoprophylaxis for child contacts of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: Are current guidelines effective in preventing disease? PDF
Nesri Padayatchi, Naressa Naidu 328-329
Tracking antenatal HIV prevalence in South Africa PDF
Palesa Nkomo, Ameena Goga 329
Outcomes in treatment with darunavir/ritonavir in ART-experienced paediatric patients
Gurpreet Kindra, Nosisa Sipambo, Harry Moultrie, Lee Fairlie 330-331
Better menstrual management options for adolescents needed in South Africa: What about the menstrual cup? PDF
Mags Beksinska, Jennifer Smit, Ross Greener, Virginia Maphumulo, Zonke Mabude 331
Masterly inactivity: A forgotten precept PDF
François Mai 332


Lifesaving water quality solution 'ignored' PDF
Little-used medical technology could help thousands see, hear and feel better… PDF
SAMA pitches in to help victims of adverse medical events PDF
Tygerberg Hospital keeps more hearts beating with pioneering service PDF
Government inability to harness high-tech radiology blurs NHI vision PDF


Philippe Emile Agnes Schuermans PDF
Jean Schuermans 341


The simple bread tag – a menace to society? PDF
Ryan Karro, Pierre Goussard, James Loock, Robert Gie 342-344
Updated recommendations for the management of upper respiratory tract infections in South Africa PDF
Adrian J Brink, Mark F Cotton, Charles Feldman, Heather Finlayson, Ray L Friedman, Robin Green, Willy Hendson, Maurice H Hockman, Gary Maartens, Shabir A Madhi, Gary Reubenson, Eddie J Silverbauer, Inge L Zietsman 345-352
Description of an internal medicine outreach consultant appointment in western KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2007 to mid-2014 PDF
Robert Ian Caldwell, Bernhard Gaede, Colleen Aldous 353-356


Antibiotic administration in the critically ill - in need of intensive care! PDF
Mervyn Mer, Jeffrey Lipman 357-359
Key to antimicrobial stewardship success: Surveillance by diagnostic microbiology laboratories PDF
Warren Lowman 359-360
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Africa PDF
Antoinette Myrna Cilliers 361-362


Community- versus healthcare-acquired bloodstream infections at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Rachel McKay, Colleen Bamford 363-369
A prospective observational study of bacteraemia in adults admitted to an urban Mozambican hospital PDF
Michael Preziosi, Tomas Francisco Zimba, Kristen Lee, Manuel Tomas, Suraida Kinlin, Clotilde Nhatave-Paiva, Rosa Bene, Tania Paunde, Helder Lopes, Stephen Kalkhoff, Vishnu Prathap, Kevan Akrami, Emilia Virginia Noormahomed, Robert Turner Schooley, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer 370-374
Kaposi’s sarcoma, a South African perspective: Demographic and pathological features PDF
Reena Dhansukh Mohanlal, Sugeshnee Pather 375-378
Ocular surface squamous neoplasia among HIV-infected patients in Botswana PDF
Katherine T Steele, Andrew P Steenhoff, Gregory P Bisson, Oatlhokwa Nkomazana 379-383
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease among children presenting to two referral hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe PDF
Paradzai Gapu, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Gwen Kandawasvika, David Kao, Charles Bannerman, James Hakim, Jonathan A Matenga 384-388
Validation of a severity-of-illness score in patients with tuberculosis requiring intensive care unit admission PDF
Coenraad Frederik N Koegelenberg, Cecile A Balkema, Ynishia Jooste, Jantjie J Taljaard, Elvis M Irusen 389-392
Outcomes of TB/HIV co-infected patients presenting with antituberculosis drug-induced liver injury PDF
S Naidoo, D Evans, E Jong, K Mellet, R Berhanu 393-396
The poor children of the poor: Coping with diabetes control in a resource-poor setting PDF
F P R de Villiers 397-399
The success of various management techniques used in South African children with type 1 diabetes mellitus PDF
Kerry Leigh Kalweit, Nanette Briers, Steve A S Olorunju 400-404
Self-monitoring of blood glucose measurements and glycaemic control in a managed care paediatric type 1 diabetes practice PDF
Beverley Davey, David Grant Segal 405-407
Role of splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in the era of new second-line therapies and in the setting of a high prevalence of HIV-associated ITP PDF
Katherine Rae Antel, Eugenio Panieri, Nicolas Novitzky 408-412

Continuing Medical Education

Practical solutions to the antibiotic resistance crisis
M Mendelson 413
Role of antibiotic stewardship in extending the age of modern medicine PDF
M Mendelson 414-418
Diagnosis of bacterial infection PDF
T H Boyles, S Wasserman 419
Optimising the administration of antibiotics in critically ill patients PDF
G A Richards, I A Joubert, A J Brink 419
Twitter: A tool to improve healthcare professionals’ awareness of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship PDF
D A Goff, D van den Bergh 420
Use of vaccines as a key antimicrobial stewardship strategy PDF
A J Brink, G A Richards 421
Role of infection control in combating antibiotic resistance PDF
A C Whitelaw 421
A lady with a broken heart: Apical ballooning syndrome
C Rush, N Ntsekhe 422


CPD questionnaire PDF