Vol 96, No 10 (2006)

Table of Contents

Managing managed health care
Emma Buchanan 1023

From the Editor

Welcome to the World Medical Association PDF
Ralph Kirsch 1003

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 1007


Generic alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis PDF
I Kanfer 1008
Abortion - an elusive moral cut-off point? PDF
Trevor Modlin, Peter Evan 1010
AIDS prevention: Rapes, needlesticks and stabs PDF
V L Jairam 1010
Bring back the old and the worn PDF
Maurice Kibel 1012


Living the TB resistance nightmare PDF
People with HIV / AIDS to suffer welfare blow PDF
Informed patients a passion for WMA' Letlape PDF


Two steps forward, one step back: Comment on adult mortality (age 15 - 64) based on death notification data in South Africa for 1997 - 2001 PDF
Rob Dorrington, Debbie Bradshaw, David Bourne 1028
A promise: Experience during a Bara elective PDF
Axel J Telzerow 1034
My night in a Russian hospital PDF
Jonathan Jansen 1040
Hydatid disease - the 'water lily' sign PDF
Elmarie Smedema, Bongani M Mayosi, Jan-Peter Smedema 1042
Vulvar cancer in HIV-positive young females PDF
U Majeed, A Sekowski, F Ooko 1044
A giant abdominal mass and the master of disguse - what would Hamilton Bailey have said? PDF
R Venter, D L Clarke 1046
Mixed Bag PDF
Bridget Farham 1052-1054


Louis Blumberg PDF
Max Sandler 1048
Theo Arndt PDF
Naas Viljoen 1048


The status of legal termination of pregnancy in South Africa PDF
M Hoffman, J Moodley, D Cooper, J Harries, C Morroni, P Orner, D Constant, C Mathews 1056
Overcoming language barries PDF
M E Levin 1058

Scientific letters

Effects of micronutrient supplementation on morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected individuals - a summary of the evidence PDF
Taryn Young 1062-1064

Original articles

The impaired practictioner - scope of the problem and ethical challenges PDF
Ames Dhai, Christopher P Szabo, David J McQuoid-Mason 1069
HIV-positive status among surgeons - an ethical dilemma PDF
Christopher P Szabo, Ames Dhai, Martin Veller 1072
Language as a barrier to care for Xhosa-speaking patients at a South African paediatric teaching hospital PDF
M E Levin 1076
Different use of medical terminology and culture-specific models of disease affecting communication between Xhosa-speaking patients and English-speaking doctors at a South African paediatric teaching hospital PDF
M E Levin 1080
The affects of a language barrier in a South African distric hospital PDF
Arina Schlemmer, Bob Mash 1084
Pharmacotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder - a systematic review and meta-analysis PDF
Jonathan Ipser, Soraya Seedat, Dan J Stein 1088


7th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association, 29 October - 1 November 2006 PDF