Vol 109, No 2 (2019)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

The blame game PDF
B Farham 64


Manuscripts not suitable for general readership of the South African Medical Journal PDF
G Joubert, T Mulder, W J Steinberg, J Botes; response from the Editor 65
Latest results show urgent need to address child restraint use PDF
C Clay, A B van As, K Hunter, M Peden 66

Book reviews

This Is How It Is: True Stories from South Africa. Published by Life Righting Collective. Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-928232-56-8 PDF
J Giddy 67


Success brings new challenges in circumcision campaign PDF
P S Millard, N Goldstuck 68

Continuing Medical Education

Evolving concepts of stroke and stroke management in South Africa: Quo vadis? PDF
A Taylor, N A B Ntusi 69-71
Medical management of acute ischaemic stroke PDF
K Bateman 72-76
Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke PDF
R Harrichandparsad 77-80
Post-stroke rehabilitation PDF
S Whitehead, E Baalbergen 81-83

In Practice

Reimagining liver transplantation in South Africa: A model for justice, equity and capacity building – the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre experience PDF
S Tager, H R Etheredge, J Fabian, J F Botha 84-88
Life-threatening hyperkalaemia due to trimethoprim in a patient treated for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia PDF
N du Plooy, B Rayner 89-90
Atypical presentation of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: Lessons learned PDF
H J Krüger, R de Wet, L H Blumberg, J Weyer, F G Lemke 91-94


Midwife-led obstetric units working ‘CLEVER’: Improving perinatal outcome indicators in a South African health district PDF
S J Oosthuizen, A-M Bergh, J Grimbeek, R C Pattinson 95-101
The association between preterm labour, perinatal mortality and infant death (during the first year) in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
L T Brink, G S Gebhardt, D Mason, C A Groenewald, H J Odendaal 102-106
Factors related to hospital readmissions in people with spinal cord injury in South Africa PDF
M K Mashola, S A S Olorunju, J Mothabeng 107-111
Validation and effect on diabetes control of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) point-of-care testing PDF
S Pillay, C M Aldous, D Singh, D Pillay 112-115
Mortality among older patients admitted to the medical wards of Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2010 - 2013 PDF
L A Adebusoye, S Z Kalula 116-121
Four-year review of admissions to a South African regional hospital general surgery department PDF
J Pape, O Swart, R Duvenage 122-126
A retrospective review on benzodiazepine use: A case study from a chronic dispensary unit PDF
I Singh, F Oosthuizen 127-132


CPD questionnaire PDF