Vol 101, No 3 (2011)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents page PDF

From the Editor

The extraordinary story of the life after death of Henrietta Lacks PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 141

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 143


Failing Emergency Medical services PDF
Michael Morris 146
Restraint use for child passengers in South Africa PDF
Julie Kling, Thomas Nicholls, Pumla Ntambeka, A B (Sebastian) van As 146
Maternal and perinatal health PDF
J V Larsen 146,148
‘Off-key’ note speakers PDF
Savvas Andronikou 148


Unbowed respect for tradition saves countless initiates lives PDF
Fix the damn system!’– Johannesburg’s tertiary hospital doctors PDF
‘We didn’t ‘strip’ medical aid reserves’ – Sanlam CEO PDF


The 11P’s of an Afrocentric trauma system for South Africa – time for action! PDF
Timothy Hardcastle 160,162
Position statement: Pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation PDF
Christopher Stein, Martin Botha, Efraim Kramer, Daniel Nevin, Roger Dickerson, Lara Goldstein, Mike Wells, Dagmar Muhlbauer, Craig Vincent-Lambert 163
Disclosure of child murder: A case study of ethical dilemmas in research PDF
Yandisa Msimelelo Sikweyiya, Rachel Jewkes 164,168


George Trevor Nurse PDF
Trefor Jenkins 170


Trauma care in South Africa - a call to arms PDF
Lee A Wallis 171

Scientific letters

Assessment of safe endotracheal tube cuff pressures in emergency care - time for change? PDF
Christopher Stein, Gary Berkowitz, Efraim Kramer 172-173
The rat lung-worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis: A first report in South Africa PDF
C E Archer, C C Appleton, S Mukaratirwa, K J Hope 174-175

Original articles

Direct admission versus inter-hospital transfer to a level I trauma unit improves survival: An audit of the new Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital trauma unit PDF
S Cheddie, D J J Muckart, T C Hardcastle, D Den Hollander, H Cassimjee, S Moodley 176-178
Is universal coverage via social health insurance financially feasible in Swaziland? PDF
Inke Mathauer, Laurent Musango, Sibusiso Sibandze, Khosi Mthethwa, Guy Carrin 179-183
Phaeochromocytoma in black South Africans – a 30-year audit PDF
K R L Huddle 184-188


Guideline for the assessment of trauma centres for South Africa PDF
Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Elmin Steyn, Kenneth Boffard, Jaques Goosen, Mande Toubkin, Andre Loubser, Denis Allard, Steve Moeng, David Muckart, Petra Brysiewicz, Lee Wallis 189-194
Procedural sedation in the emergency centre PDF
M Stander, L A Wallis 195-201


CPD Questionnaire PDF