Vol 106, No 6 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Health financing lessons from Thailand for South Africa on the path towards universal health coverage PDF
Mark Blecher, Anban Pillay, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Warisa Panichkriangkrai, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Yot Teerawattananon, Supasit Pannarunothai, Jonatan Davén 533-534


Essential skills for rural surgery PDF
Ronald Ferguson Ingle 535
Medical malpractice crisis deepens: New approach PDF
Chris Archer 536
HIV/AIDS: Emerging threat to cardiovascular health in sub-Saharan Africa PDF
Hans Strijdom, Patrick De Boever, Tim Nawrot, Nandu Goswami 537
Occupational health and safety and the National Public Health Institute of South Africa: Deliberations from a national consultative meeting PDF
Jonathan Elliot Myers, Leslie London, Cas Badenshorst, Meshack Bida, Sydney Carstens, Kim Davies, Frank Fox, Francis Hyera, Mohamed Jeebhay, Rajen N Naidoo, Gavin Reagon, Andre Rose, Belinda Walters-Girout, Kuku Voyi, Ziyanda Vundle, Laetitia Rispel 538-539


Quality of care responsible for soaring maternal deaths – report PDF
Occupational injuries – radiologists lose patience, sue government PDF
Newer drugs keep multiple sclerosis patients out of wheelchairs – expert PDF


Gun control saves lives PDF
Richard Matzopoulos 544
Comment on the Central Drug Authority’s position statement on cannabis PDF
Keith Scott 545-546

Continuing Medical Education

Mental health of and substance use by adolescents PDF
Quarraisha Abdool Karim 547
Update on adolescent mental health PDF
Saeeda Paruk, Enver Karim 548-550
Addressing adolescent alcohol use in South Africa PDF
Neo K Morojele, Leane Ramsoomar 551-553

In Practice

The role of appropriate diagnostic testing in acute respiratory tract infections: An antibiotic stewardship strategy to minimise diagnostic uncertainty in primary care PDF
Adrian John Brink, Johan van Wyk, V M Moodley, Craig Corcoran, Pieter Ekermans, Louise Nutt, Tom Boyles, Olga Perovic, Charles Feldman, Guy Richards, Marc Mendelson 554-561
Emergence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus at a tertiary paediatric hospital in South Africa PDF
Harsha Lochan, Clinton Moodley, Diane Rip, Colleen Bamford, Marc Hendricks, Alan Davidson, Brian Eley 562-566
Heavy alcohol use in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy: What responses are needed? PDF
Charles David Parry, Connie Kekwaletswe, Paul A Shuper, Sebenzile Nkosi, Bronwyn J Myers, Neo K Morojele 567-568
Position statement on cannabis PDF
Dan Joseph Stein, for the Executive Committee of the Central Drug Authority 569-570
Complex adaptive HIV/AIDS risk reduction: Plausible implications from findings in Limpopo Province, South Africa PDF
Chris J Burman, Marota A Aphane 571-574
When are doctors legally obliged to stop and render assistance to injured persons at road accidents? PDF
David Jan McQuoid-Mason 575-577
Managing the remains of fetuses and abandoned infants: A call to urgently review South African law and medicolegal practice PDF
Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo, Camilla Pickles, Gert Saayman 578-581
A case of biventricular endomyocardial fibrosis complicated by right ventricular outflow tract aneurysms PDF
Ricardo Gonçalves, Ruchika Meel 582-584
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the presence of connective tissue disease and HIV infection: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in a resource- constrained setting PDF
Rubeshan Perumal, Johannes Andries Marais, Susan Brown 585-588


Where have all the gun deaths gone? PDF
Richard Matzopoulos, Pamela Groenewald, Naeemah Abrahams, Debbie Bradshaw 589-591
A meta-analysis of the efficacy of preoperative surgical safety checklists to improve perioperative outcomes PDF
Bruce M Biccard, Reitze Rodseth, Larissa Cronje, Peter Agaba, Edson Chikumba, Leon du Toit, Zane Farina, Stephanie Fischer, P Dean Gopalan, Komalan Govender, Jayd Kanjee, Aidan Kingwill, Farai Madzimbamuto, Doreen Mashava, Busisiwe Mrara, Magesvaran Mudely, Ezile Ninise, Justiaan Swanevelder, Agnes Wabule 592-597
Screening for retinopathy of prematurity in a provincial hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa PDF
Mark Roland Jacoby, Linett du Toit 598-601
Retinopathy of prematurity screening criteria and workload implications at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, South Africa: A cross-sectional study PDF
Elsime Visser Kift, Nicola Freeman, Colin Cook, Landon Myer 602-606
An overview of cancer research in South African academic and research institutions, 2013 - 2014 PDF
Jennifer Moodley, D Cristina Stefan, Vikash Sewram, Paul Ruff, Melvyn Freeman, Kwanele Asante-Shongwe 607-610
HAART in hand: The change in Kaposi’s sarcoma presentation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Levashni Naidoo, Judith S Jacobson, Alfred I Neugut, Ncoza C Dlova, Anisa Mosam 611-616
Oncogenic and incidental HPV types associated with histologically confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in HIV-positive and HIV-negative South African women PDF
Matthys Cornelis van Aardt, Greta Dreyer, Leon Cornelius Snyman, Karin Louise Richter, Piet Becker, Sebolelo Mpho Mojaki 617-622
Clinical findings and genetic screening for copy number variation mutations in a cohort of South African patients with Parkinson’s disease PDF
Anna Cecelia Mahne, Jonathan A Carr, Soraya Bardien, Clara Maria Schutte 623-625
Delay and poor diagnosis of Down syndrome in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A retrospective review of postnatal cytogenetic testing PDF
Mark Willoughby, Colleen Aldous, Mark Patrick, Shelagh Kavonic, Arnold Christianson 626-629
Psoriatic arthritis: An assessment of clinical, biochemical and radiological features in a single-centre South African cohort PDF
Ajesh Basantharan Maharaj, Michelle Rajkaran, Jayandran Govender, Kasthurba Maharaj, Niek de Vries, Paul-Peter Tak 630-633
Hepatitis B infection in HIV-1-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in Lomé, Togo: Prevalence and molecular consequences PDF
Akouda Patassi, Sihem Benaboud, Dadja Essoya Landoh, M Salou, Anoumou Claver Dagnra, Bayaki Saka, Anne Krivine, Jean-François Meritet, Palokinam Pitché, Dominique Salmon-Ceron 634-639


CPD questionnaire PDF