Vol 100, No 12 (2010)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents page PDF

From the Editor

Rock's pill that rocked the world PDF
JP van Niekerk 783

Editor's choice

Quo vadis healthcare quality assurance? PDF
Chris Bateman 785


The impact of the National HIV Health Care Worker Hotline PDF
Annoesjka Swart, Briony Chisholm, Karen Cohen, Marc Blockman, Hans-Friedemann Kinkel, Tamara Kredo 786
A South African doctors' team in the World Cup? PDF
Paul Fourie 786
HIV diagnosis in a mobile unit PDF
Viroj Wiwanitkit, reply by Van Schaik et al. 786,788
Disaster preparedness – looking forward PDF
A G Mac Mahon 788
Schistosomiasis – an endemic but neglected tropical disease in Limpopo PDF
Louis-Jacques van Bogaert 788-789
GP remuneration compared with non-health care costs PDF
Andrew Good 789
Emergency medical services - poor response time in the rural Eastern Cape PDF
E Meents, T Boyles 790


NHI consensus: fix the existing system or risk failure PDF
Private hospitals offers wide-ranging NHI assistance PDF
NHI fund to be vetted along SARS lines PDF


Des Dall PDF
C P van der Merwe 810
Ralph Georg Hendrickse PDF
Krishna Somers 810-811
Willem Lubbe PDF
Stuart J Saunders, Lionel H Ople 811


Setting priorities for health in 21st century South Africa PDF
Karen J Hofman, Stephen M Tollman 798-800
Can disease control priorities improve health systems performance in South Africa? PDF
L C Rispel, P Barron 801-806
The SAPIT trial provides essential evidence on risks and benefits of integrated and sequential treatment of HIV and tuberculosis PDF
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Cheryl Baxter, Gerald Friedland, Tanuja Gengiah, Andrew Gray, Anneke Grobler, Kogileum Naidoo, Nesri Padayatchi, Wafaa El-Sadr 808-809

Scientific letters

HIV prevalence and incidence in people 50 years and older in rural South Africa PDF
C Wallrauch, T Bärnighausen, M L Newell 812-814
Should routine serological screening for HCV be mandatory in HIV/AIDS patients enrolling for HAART in South Africa? PDF
Maemu P Gededzha, M Jeffrey Mphahlele, Azwidowi Lukhwareni, Selokela G Selabe 814-815

Original articles

Cost-effectiveness analysis for priority-setting in South Africa - what are the possibilities? PDF
Jane Doherty 816-821
Hyperglycaemic crisis in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa: High mortality and association of hyperosmolar ketoacidosis with a new diagnosis of diabetes PDF
C O Ekpebegh, B Longo-Mbenza, A Akinrinmade, E Blanco-Blanco, M Badri, N S Levitt 822-826
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a community-based antiretroviral clinic in South Africa PDF
Felicity C Fitzgerald, Linda-Gail Bekker, Richard Kaplan, Landon Myer, Stephen D Lawn, Robin Wood 827-831
The role of prenatal alcohol exposure in abruptio placentae PDF
M M du Toit, M Smith, H J Odendaal 832-835
Bacteria isolated from bloodstream infections at a tertiary hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - antimicrobial resistance of isolates PDF
S Moyo, S Aboud, M Kasubi, S Y Maselle 835-838


Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures PDF
Ntobeko Ntusi, Lindsey Aubin, Stephen Oliver, Andrew Whitelaw, Marc Mendelson 839-843
Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis PDF
Philippus Christoffel Bornman 845-860


CPD Questionnaire PDF