Vol 108, No 5 (2018)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Caring for the mentally ill PDF
B Farham 358


Rabies - ghastly deaths are vaccine preventable PDF
A Khan 359
Palliative care for drug-resistant tuberculosis: An urgent call to action PDF
T Govender, S Naidoo, N Padayatchi, L Gwyther 360


30 days in medicine PDF


Unpacking Recommendation 16 of the Health Ombud’s report on the Life Esidimeni tragedy PDF
L J Robertson, B Janse van Rensburg, M Talatala, C Chambers, C Sunkel, B Patel, S Stevenson 362-363
Back-to-the-future potential for autochthonous transmission of Aedes aegypti-transmitted viruses in eThekwini and urban coastal KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa PDF
P Rotz 364-366

Continuing Medical Education

Perioperative evaluation of patients who are due to undergo surgery PDF
N Ntusi 367-368
A practical approach to managing diabetes in the perioperative period PDF
L du Toit, T Biesman-Simons, N Levy, J A Dave 369-375
Point-of-care and lung ultrasound incorporated in daily practice PDF
E Neethling, F Roodt, C Beck, J L C Swanevelder 376-381

In Practice

The Life Esidimeni tragedy: Moral pathology and an ethical crisis PDF
A Dhai 382-385
Co-infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Listeria monocytogenes in an immunocompromised patient PDF
C J Opperman, C Bamford 386-388
Fulminant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in an infant following mother-to-child transmission of an e-minus HBV mutant: Time to relook at HBV prophylaxis in South African infants PDF
B Ogunbosi, H Smuts, B Eley, S Korsman, R de Lacy, D R Hardie 389-392


Fanconi anaemia in South Africa: Past, present and future PDF
C Feben, T Wainstein, J Kromberg, F Essop, A Krause 393-398


Differentiating Crohn’s disease from intestinal tuberculosis at presentation in patients with tissue granulomas PDF
G Watermeyer, S Thomson 399-402
The ‘ins and outs’ of faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile diarrhoea at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
S Lee, K Drennan, G Simons, A Hepple, K Karlsson, W Lowman, P C Gaylard, L McNamara, J Fabian 403-407
Incidence of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery: Experience at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
E Coetzee, B M Biccard, R A Dyer, N D Meyersfeld, C Chishala, B M Mayosi 408-412
A raised serum lactate level is an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality in patients with isolated cerebral gunshot wounds PDF
V Y Kong, R D Weale, G L Laing, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, B Sartorius, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke 413-417
Healthcare-associated infections in paediatric and neonatal wards: A point prevalence survey at four South African hospitals PDF
C Olivier, H Kunneke, N O'Connell, E von Delft, M Wates, A Dramowski 418-422
The costs and outcomes of paediatric tuberculosis treatment at primary healthcare clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
E P Budgell, D Evans, R Leuner, L Long, S Rosen 423-431
Short-term outcomes of down-referral in provision of paediatric antiretroviral therapy at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa: A retrospective cohort study PDF
J Copelyn, P Apolles, M-A Davies, B Eley 432-438
Assessing the value of Western Cape Provincial Government health administrative data and electronic pharmacy records in ascertaining medicine use during pregnancy PDF
U Mehta, A Heekes, E Kalk, A Boulle 439-443


CPD questionnaire PDF