Vol 97, No 2 (2007)

Table of Contents

From the Editor

Training top surgeons - or anyone else PDF
JP de V van Niekerk 75

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF
JP de V van Niekerk 77


Lessons learned from working in emergency departments in Cape Town, South Africa: A final-year medical student's perspective PDF
Andrew W Seefeld 78
Integrative and complementary medicine PDF
Bernard Brom 80
Medicine's missing links PDF
Marlene Wessels 81


Foreign nurses 'trickle in' - eight times slower than locals leaving PDF
A refugee nurse's story PDF
'Just micro-size me' - tiny diabetes devices to the rescue? PDF
Surprise 'social status' findings in rape study PDF


Treatment of laryngeal lipoid proteinosis using CO2 laser PDF
Gary Kroukamp, Karen Lehmann 90-93
Recommendations pertaining to viral vaccines: Influenza 2007 PDF
Department of Health Health Department 94
Hamilton Naki - a surgical sherpa PDF
Anwar Suleman Mall, Rosemary Hickman 95-96
Iatrogenic pneumatosis intestinalis and pneumatosis hepatis PDF
S W Bickler, A Alexander, R D Pitcher, N Wieselthaler, H Rode 98-99
Natural involution of pulmonary hydatid cyst and an iatrogenic cause of the Cumbo sign PDF
Manana Pienaar, Savvas Andronikou, Brand Louw, Gerrit Dekker, Sibusiso Hlongwane 100-102
A Patient's Voice - My TB story PDF
V A Lauten 103-104
Bridget Farham 105-106


Mark Elliot PDF


High HIV/AIDS prevalence among health workers requires urgent action PDF
Olive Shisana 108-109

Scientific letters

Little mental disorder research in general medical journals in low-and middle-income countries PDF
Jonathan C Ipser, Dan J Stein 110-111
Outbreak of myiasis PDF
G van Niekerk, M Henning, M Coetzee 112-114

Original articles

Prevalence of HIV infection and median CD4 counts among health care workers in South Africa PDF
Daniela Connelly, Youssef Veriava, Sue Roberts, Josephine Tsotetsi, Annie Jordan, Eliot DeSilva, Sydney Rosen, Mary Bachman DeSilva 115-120
Health financing reform in Kenya - assessing the social health insurance proposal PDF
Guy Carrim, Chris James, Michael Adelhardt, Ole Doetinchem, Peter Eriki, Mohammed Hassan, Henri van den Hombergh, Joses Kirigia, Burkard Koemm, Rolf Korte, Rudiger Krech, Christopher Lanker, Jan van Lente, Tom Maina, Katherine Malonza, Inke Mathauer, Tom Mboya Okeyo, Stehen Muchiri, Zipora Mumani, Benjamin Nganda, James Nyikal, Joyce Onsongo, Chris Rakoum, Bernd Schramm, Xenia Scheil-Adlung, Friedeger Stierle, Dan Whitaker, Manfred Zipperer 120-123
Key issues in clinic functioning - a case study of two clinics PDF
I D Couper, J F M Hugo, J M Tumbo, B M Harvey, N H Malete 124-129
High prevalence of abnormal Pap smears among young women co-infected with HIV in rural South Africa - implications for cervical cancer screening policies in high HIV prevalence populations PDF
Asheber Gaym, May Mashego, Ayesha B M Harvey, Jenny Walldorf, Janet Frohlich, Quarraisha Abdool Karim 130-135