Vol 97, No 4 (2007)

Table of Contents

From the Editor

From Edinburgh to Thaba Nchu - the stories of early black doctors PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 219

Editor's choice

Editors Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 221


Conscious sedation versus monitored anaesthesia care PDF
James Roelofse, reply by Drs Stefanutto and Ruttmann; Jean du Plessis 224
Utilisation of pathology procedures PDF
Anthony C Harrison, Tjaart Erasmus, reply Dr Pretorius 226
Medicines Control Council and registration backlog of antiretrovirals PDF
John Gosling 232


ART revitalises beleaguered nurse - for now PDF
Zimbabwe police treat doctors, lawyers with contempt PDF
TB treatment guidelines begin to impact PDF


Life-threatening angio-oedema and death associated with the ACE inhibitor enalapril PDF
Clint Cupido, Brian Rayner 244
Fatal vascular retroperitoneal injury following bone marrow biopsy PDF
Inchien Chamisa 246
Assessing scimitar syndrome - use of MRI and MRA PDF
Vijay Dahya, Bongani M Mayosi 248
Awakening a sleeping epidemic PDF
Riaan van Coller, Elna van Rensburg, Clara Schutte, Delene Brink, Gerhard Welthagen, M G Dove 250
Pioneer black doctors in South Africa, 1833-1915 PDF
Anne Digby 252
The race for the first heart transplant PDF
Peter Folb 255
Mixed Bag PDF
Bridget Farham 258


Ariel Reyes PDF
Perry Leary 260
Albert Coetzee PDF
Ben Botha 262
Nicolaas van der Westhuizen PDF
Frans de Wet 262


Antibiotic resistance in hospitals - are surveillance data of any value? PDF
Jan van den Ende 264

Scientific letters

The need for appropriate critical care service provision at non-tertiary hospitals in South Africa PDF
Richard van Zyl Smith, Vanessa Burch, Paul Willcox 268

Original articles

Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of selected bacteraemic pathogens from private institutions in South Africa PDF
Adrian Brink, Johan Moolman, Mark Cruz da Silva, Maria Botha, and the National Antibiotic Surveillance Forum 273
A survey of hypertensive practices at two community health centres in Cape Town PDF
Brian Rayner, Marc Blockman, Donette Baines, Yvonne Trinder 280
Peripheral arterial disease - high prevalence in rural black South Africans PDF
Ashis Kumar Paul, Bob Mash, George Rupesinghe 285
Can the outcome of labour woth oral misoprostol be predicted? PDF
A M Mbele, J D Makin, R C Pattinson 289