Vol 107, No 2 (2017)

Table of Contents




Contents PDF

From the Editor

Infectious diseases – the next big challenge PDF
B Farham 91


30 days in medicine PDF


Jeanne Marie Erica de Villiers (née Du Plessis) PDF
P Gordon, N Finkelstein 94

Continuing Medical Education

Anaemia (part 2) PDF
N Alli 95
Anaemia: Approach to diagnosis (part 2) PDF
N Alli, J Vaughan, M Patel 96-100

In Practice

The prevalence of skin scars in patients previously given intramuscular diclofenac injections attending the Pain Clinic at Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa PDF
D Tarloff, G Lamacraft, G Joubert 101-105
Exporting DNA – striking a balance between preventing exploitation and promoting innovation PDF
M S Pepper 106-107
Should doctors provide futile medical treatment if patients or their proxies are prepared to pay for it? PDF
D J McQuoid-Mason 108-109
Metabolic acidosis in a patient with metformin overdose PDF
I Ebrahim, M Blockman 110-111
Intentional intravenous mercury injection PDF
G Yudelowitz 112-114


Sustained reduction in antibiotic consumption in a South African public sector hospital; Four year outcomes from the Groote Schuur Hospital antibiotic stewardship program PDF
T H Boyles, V Naicker, N Rawoot, P J Raubenheimer, B Eick, M Mendelson 115-118
Antibiotic prescription patterns of South African general medical practitioners for treatment of acute bronchitis PDF
N B Q Ncube, G C Solanki, T Kredo, R Lalloo 119-122
Adenovirus-associated pneumonia in South African children: Presentation, clinical course and outcome PDF
M Zampoli, Z Mukuddem-Sablay 123-126
The influence of HIV infection on the age dependence of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in South Africa PDF
B L Diffey, M Norval, P N Albers, C Y Wright 127-129
The spectrum of gastric cancer as seen in a large quaternary hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
F Benamro, B Sartorius, D L Clarke, F Anderson, E Loots, L Olinger 130-133
The spectrum and outcome of surgical sepsis in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa PDF
S Green, V Y Kong, D L Clarke, B Sartorius, J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, P Brysiewicz, W Bekker, E Harknett 134-136
An investigation of diverticular disease among black patients undergoing colonoscopy at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa PDF
M Vally, M Z Koto, M Govender 137-139
Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) in patients on renal replacement therapy PDF
S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids 140-144
Analysis of mutations causing familial hypercholesterolaemia in black South African patients of different ancestry PDF
U K Ibe, R Whittall, S E Humphries, G Pilcher, F Raal 145-148
Burden, genotype and phenotype profiles of adult patients with sickle cell disease in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
G D Pule, K Mnica, M Joubert, S Mowla, N Novitsky, A Wonkam 149-155
Is it possible to differentiate tuberculous and cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients using only clinical and basic cerebrospinal fluid characteristics? PDF
J E Vidal, E J F Peixoto de Miranda, J Gerhardt, M Croda, D R Boulware 156-159
Readiness to adopt a performance measurement system for substance abuse treatment: Findings from the Service Quality Measures initiative PDF
B Myers, P Petersen Williams, K Johnson, R Govender, R Manderscheid, J R Koch 160-164


CPD questionnaire PDF