Vol 94, No 7 (2004)

Table of Contents

News PDF
Fred N Sanders 513
Medication prescription for depression in children and adolescents PDF
Fred N Sanders 513

From the Editor

'Why do my patients leave me?' PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 486

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 487


The scientific basis of ethics PDF
J du T Zaaijman 494
A letter from the future PDF
Dr Errol 494
Doctors and the medical aid industry PDF
Gary Taylor 496
Infant feeding and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission PDF
H Coovadia 496
Auto-antibody testing in obstetric patients PDF
Mohammed Tikly, Neil McHugh 498
Pressure chamber explosion - Southern African Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Association statement PDF
G D van Niekerk 498
Psychopathology and coping in recently diagnosed HIV / AIDS patients - the role of gender PDF
Dinesh Singh 500
Tariff relativity PDF
Des Sonnenfeld 500
Compensation for injury from medical treatment PDF
Leslie Berkowitz 501


Back to the future for dispensing PDF
AIDS pandemic - still time to prepare for the orphan tide PDF
'Emergency Mac' retires - well almost PDF
The angel in 'scrubs' PDF
SAMJ 100 years ago / SAMJ 50 years ago PDF


Johnny van der Merwe PDF
B R Honeth 528
Hendrik (Hennie) Muller (1912 - 2003) PDF
Zephne M van der Spuy, Patricia Massey, C JC Craig 528
Patricia Massey PDF
C J T Craig 529

Book reviews

Climate Change and Human Health. Risks and Responses PDF
Leslie London 527
Who Cares? AIDS in Africa PDF
C Orrell 527


The clinical relevance of fasting serum insulin levels in obese subjects PDF
N J Crowther 519
Sexual risk behaviours are influenced by knowing someone with HIV / AIDS PDF
Ken Ijumba, Ragmat Gamieldien, Landon Myer, Chelsea Morroni 522
Worms wanted, dead or alive PDF
V Govindasamy, S R Thomson 524
Leipoldt's Food and Wine PDF
Jonathan Spencer Jones 526


Identifying acute HIV infection - a major new public health challenge PDF
Tiisetso Motloung, Mandy Myers, Francois Venter, Sinead Delany, Helen Rees, Wendy Stevens 531

Scientific letters

Lower limb amputation - still a challenging procedure PDF
Jarek Kowalczyk 532

Original articles

Incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in white and coloured children in the Western Cape PDF
P B Hesseling, P Hartley, L Zietsman, S van Lill, S Preston-Martin, G Wessels 533
Marital status and risk of HIV infection in South Africa PDF
O Shisana, N Zungu-Dirwayi, Y Toefy, L C Simbayi, S Malik, K Zuma 537
Short Report: Profile of children with head injuries treated at the trauma unit of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, 1991 - 2001 PDF
R Lalloo, A B van As 544
Estimation of the diagnostic accuracy of organ electrodermal diagnostics PDF
J Z Szopinski, D Pantanowitz, G P Lochner 547
History of Medicine: C F L Leipoldt (1880 - 1947) - journalist doctor PDF
J C de Villiers 552


Guideline for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): 2004 Revision PDF
COPD Guideline Working Group of the South African Thoracic Society 557