Vol 99, No 4 (2009)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Content page PDF

From the Editor

HPCSA: A mess in the Health Department’s pocket PDF
JP van Niekerk 203

Editor's choice

Editors choice PDF
JP van Niekerk 205


Complications of tube thoracostomy for chest trauma PDF
Denis Allard 206
African traditional medicine PDF
Frederick James Muller 206
Arbitrary actions PDF
Christopher Paul Szabo 207


Perversities – beware of being ‘sucked in’ PDF
SA Medical Schools to rescue Zimbabwe’s aspirant doctors PDF
Alleged stem cell scam artists face extradition - finally PDF


Dr Nagin Parbhoo PDF
Peter Gordon 224
Dr Johan de Beer PDF
Francois Retief
Nthato Motlana PDF
Joy Kaiser


Cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis; a marker of systemic disease in HIV. PDF
Nella Grilo, Deepak Modi, Barrow Peter 220
Pharmaceutical Latin PDF
Chris Ellis 222
The eisbein cometh PDF
Robert Ian Caldwell 223


Does the Impact Factor have too much impact? PDF
Alan Flisher 226

Scientific letters

Management of anterior vaginal prolapse in South Africa: National survey PDF
Etienne W Henn, Kobus A van Rensburg, Hennie S Cronje 229
The quest for a groundless surgical procedure PDF
Arnold Christian Lawrence 231

Original articles

Match injuries in Southern Hemisphere professional rugby union: Impact of the International Rugby Board’s Experimental Law Variations PDF
Colin W Fuller, Martin Raftery, Clint Readhead, Stephen GR Targett, Michael G Molloy 232
Vasectomy under local anaesthesia performed free of charge as a family planning service: Complications and results PDF
Chris F Heyns, Grant S Trollip, Megan Fisher, Anesh Naidoo, Pieter D Theron 238
Local reference ranges for full blood count and CD4 lymphocyte count testing PDF
Denise Lawrie, Lindi Marie Coetzee, Piet Becker, Johnny Mahlangu, Wendy Stevens, Deborah Kim Glencross 243
The incidence and clinical presentation of infantile rotavirus diarrhoea in Sierra Leone PDF
François Pierre Rousseau de Villiers 249


Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Paediatric Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia: South African Guidelines PDF
Robin John Green 253


CPD Questionnaire PDF