Vol 109, No 4 (2019)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Anti-vaxx – wilful ignorance or misunderstanding? PDF
B Farham 197


Eligibility for co-trimoxazole prophylaxis among adult HIV-infected patients in South Africa PDF
S Takuva, J M Nabyoma, H Dawood, A Black, G Maartens, A Parrish, T D Leong 198-199
Low-pressure fabric hyperbaric chambers PDF
F Burman 200


Hardie de Beer PDF
P du Plessis 201
Eric Cohen PDF
D Cohen 202

Book reviews

Waking Up Safer? An Anesthesiologist’s Record. By Berend Mets. Bristol, UK: SilverWood Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-78132-749-4 (book), 978-1-78132-801-9 (ebook) PDF
P Zilla, J Brink, J Swanevelder 203

Continuing Medical Education

Understanding the genetic basis of human health and disease: Role of molecular genetics in diagnosis and prognostication PDF
K J Fieggen, N A B Ntusi 204-206
New genetic testing technologies: Advantages and limitations PDF
A Krause 207-209
Investigating developmental delay in South Africa: A pragmatic approach PDF
K J Fieggen, L A Lambie, K A Donald 210-213
Cancer genetics: An approach to suspected hereditary breast or colorectal cancer PDF
C J Scott, M Schoeman, M F Urban 214-218

In Practice

The utility of hand-held mobile spirometer technology in a resource-constrained setting PDF
E du Plessis, F Swart, D Maree, J Heydenreich, J van Heerden, T M Esterhuizen, E M Irusen, C F N Koegelenberg 219-222
Spotted fever rickettsiosis in South Africa: Evaluation of laboratory diagnostic capacity and inter-laboratory comparison of serological testing PDF
A N Trataris-Rebisz, J Rossouw, W Markotter, J A Frean, J Weyer 223-226
HIV self-screening distribution preferences and experiences among men who have sex with men in Mpumalanga Province: Informing policy for South Africa PDF
O Radebe, S A Lippman, T Lane, H Gilmore, E Agnew, A Manyuchi, J A McIntyre 227-231
Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013: Implications for biobanks PDF
C Staunton, E de Stadler 232-234


The state of kidney transplantation in South Africa PDF
M R Moosa 235-240
Reducing maternal deaths by skills-and-drills training in managing obstetric emergencies: A before-and-after observational study PDF
R C Pattinson, A-M Bergh, C Ameh, J Makin, Y Pillay, N van den Broek, J Moodley 241-245
The incidence of melanoma in South Africa: An exploratory analysis of National Cancer Registry data from 2005 to 2013 with a specific focus on melanoma in black Africans PDF
B M Tod, P E Kellett, E Singh, W I Visser, C J Lombard, C Y Wright 246-253
How long does it take a registrar to complete the compulsory research project enabling specialist registration? PDF
E S Grossman 254-258
Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF assay on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in a health district in South Africa PDF
T C Mahwire, M Zunza, T C Marukutira, P Naidoo 259-263
Prevalence of comorbidities in women with and without breast cancer in Soweto, South Africa: Results from the SABC study PDF
O A Ayeni, M Joffe, H Cubasch, S Rinaldi, C Taljaard, E Vorster, I Romieu, S A Norris 264-271
A review of the use of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in hospitalised children at a regional hospital in the Cape Town Metro, South Africa PDF
E Hoffman, K L Reichmuth, M L Cooke 272-277
Validation of a brief mental health screening tool for common mental disorders in primary healthcare PDF
A Bhana, N Mntambo, S G Gigaba, Z P B Luvuno, M Grant, D Ackerman, E Ntswe, M Nomathemba, I Petersen 278-283


CPD questionnaire PDF