Vol 110, No 7 (2020)

Table of Contents


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Failure at the top PDF
B Farham 554

Statement of Support

Statement of support for Professor Glenda Gray and the principle of academic freedom of speech PDF
F Venter 555-560


How should health resource allocation be applied during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa? PDF
A Taylor, B Taylor, J Parkes, J J Fagan 561
COVID-19: Convalescent plasma as a potential therapy PDF
K van den Berg, M Vermeulen, T N Glatt, S Wasserman, C L Barrett, J Peter, D Brittain, V J Louw 562-563
Is there value in a two-step diagnostic algorithm to confirm SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa? PDF
W Dowling, C J Opperman 564-565
Updated guidelines on telemedicine – a step in the right direction PDF
A Barit 566
South African healthcare workers and COVID-19: A shared responsibility to protect a precious and limited resource PDF
A Dramowski, M Zunza, K Dube, M Parker, A Slogrove 567-568
Digital eye syndrome: COVID-19 lockdown side-effect? PDF
A J Munsamy, V Chetty 569


Compelled testing for the novel coronavirus PDF
P Kruger 570-571
Collateral damage of the COVID-19 pandemic: Exacerbation of antimicrobial resistance and disruptions to antimicrobial stewardship programmes? PDF
V Chibabhai, A G Duse, O Perovic, G A Richards 572-573
What are we doing to the children of South Africa under the guise of COVID-19 lockdown? PDF
L van Bruwaene, F Mustafa, J Cloete, A Goga, R J Green 574-575
The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies PDF
N Phaswana-Mafuya, O Shisana, G Gray, N Zungu, L-G Bekker, L Kuonza, K Zuma, S Baral 576-577
Freedom of speech and public interest, not allegiance, should underpin science advisement to government PDF
J A Singh, A Habib, J Jansen 578-580

Continuing Medical Education

Childhood pneumonia in the context of COVID-19: Updated South African guidelines PDF
H J Zar, R J Green, S A Madhi 581-582
Epidemiology and aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children: South African Thoracic Society guidelines (part 1) PDF
D P Moore, R J Green, C Cohen, G Itzikowitz, S Andronikou, A C Argent, T Avenant, P Jeena, R Masekela, M P Nicol, A Pillay, G Reubenson, S A Madhi, H J Zar 583-587
Diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children: South African Thoracic Society guidelines (part 2) PDF
H J Zar, D P Moore, G Itzikowitz, R J Green, A C Argent, T Avenant, C Cohen, P Jeena, R Masekela, A Pillay, G Reubenson, S A Madhi, S Andronikou, M P Nicol 588-593

In Practice

Chronic rhinitis in South Africa – more than just allergy! PDF
R J Green, M Hockman, R Friedman, A van Niekerk, C Feldman, E Vardas, C Quitter, C Els, L van Bruwaene, A Nanan, J Peter, R Y Seedat, M Levin, C Bateman; on behalf of the South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group (SAARWG) 594-598
Healthcare workers’ adherence to infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: A rapid qualitative evidence synthesis PDF
B-M Schmidt, S Cooper, A B Wiyeh, C S Wiysonge 599-600
Reintroduction of elective paediatric otolaryngology procedures in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
J K McGuire, J J Fagan, S Peer 601-604
Affordable digital innovation to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission among healthcare workers PDF
S Ntshalintshali, C Mnqwazi 605-606
Limitations and potential bias in vital registration data and tuberculosis mortality reporting in South Africa PDF
M Osman, A Welte, P Naidoo, M Loveday, A C Hesseling 607-609
COVID-19: The role of artificial intelligence in empowering the healthcare sector and enhancing social distancing measures during a pandemic PDF
S Mahomed 610-612
A policy and decision-making framework for South African doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
K Jones-Bonofiglio, N Nortjé 613-616
South Africa’s COVID-19 Tracing Database: Risks and rewards of which doctors should be aware PDF
J Klaaren, K Breckenridge, F Cachalia, S Fonn, M Veller 617-620
Comorbidity in context: Part 1. Medical considerations around HIV and tuberculosis during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa PDF
T M Rossouw, M T Boswell, A G Nienaber, K Moodley 621-624
Comorbidity in context: Part 2. Ethicolegal considerations around HIV and tuberculosis during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa PDF PDF
T M Rossouw, A G Nienaber, M T Boswell, K Moodley 625-628
Consent for critical care research after death from COVID-19: Arguments for a waiver PDF
K Moodley, B W Allwood, T M Rossouw 629-634
Research on COVID-19 in South Africa: Guiding principles for informed consent PDF
J de Vries, T Burgess, M Blockman, N A B Ntusi 635-639
How to publish your work in a peer-reviewed journal: A short guide PDF
R P Abratt 640-641
Syphilitic pancreatitis: A rare mimicker of our time PDF
B W Mekonnen, K Jansen, R Razack, A Doruyter, R Pitcher 642-645


Human brucellosis in South Africa: A review for medical practitioners PDF
K Govindasamy 646-651


Foreign body ingestion in children presenting to a tertiary paediatric centre in South Africa: A retrospective analysis focusing on battery ingestion PDF
J A Chabilall, J Thomas, R Hofmeyr 652-656
Comparison of praziquantel efficacy at 40 mg/kg and 60 mg/kg in treating Schistosoma haematobium infection among schoolchildren in the Ingwavuma area, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
M Kabuyaya, M J Chimbari, S Mukaratirwa 657-660
Factors associated with repeat genital symptoms among sexually transmitted infection service attendees in South Africa, 2015 - 2016 PDF
R C Mathebula, L R Kuonza, A Musekiwa, R Kularatne, V Maseko, T Kufa 661-666
Trauma in pregnancy at a major trauma centre in South Africa PDF
S E Moffatt, B Goldberg, V Y Kong, J-P Da Costa, M T D Smith, J L Bruce, G L Laing, D L Clarke 667-670
Uptake of antenatal care in high HIV-prevalence settings: Results from three population-based surveys in South Africa PDF
D F Nsibande, A Goga, R Laubscher, C Lombard, M Cheyip, D Jackson, A Larsen, M Mogashoa, T-H Dinh, N K Ngandu 671-677
Primary nephrotic syndrome in the new millennium in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
O Abumregha, E Naicker, C Connolly, R Bhimma 678-685
Allergic sensitisation in South Africa: Exploring regional variation in sensitisation PDF
C van Rooyen, S van den Berg, P J Becker, R J Green 686-690
Investigating the threshold for early renal allograft biopsy: A South African single-centre perspective PDF
D Nel, S Poerstamper, S Verhage, F C J Botha, Z Barday, E Muller, T du Toit 691-694


CPD Questions PDF