Vol 102, No 6 (2012)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF



From the Editor

Euthanasia - no dignity in death without an ethos of respect for human life PDF HTML
Daniel J Ncayiyana 334

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF HTML
JP van Niekerk 335


Imprisonment and torture of doctors in Bahrain PDF HTML
Colin Lazarus 336
SAMA speaks out about the victimisation of doctors in Bahrain PDF HTML
Mark Sonderup 336
Legal imperatives for consent for children participating in research PDF HTML
Shan Naidoo 336
Stem cell therapy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis PDF HTML
Franclo Henning, Jonathan Carr 336
Hydatid cysts of the breast and parotid gland PDF HTML
Johlene du Plessis 337


Silicosis - 10 000 gold miners getting set to sue PDF HTML
Ubuntu research values needed for Africa PDF HTML
‘Formulaic’ gender-abuse guidelines seldom followed PDF HTML
Govt steps up to stop corrosion of health research PDF HTML


Willem Abraham Cronjé PDF HTML
Christian Martin Kruger 346


Transplantation of the heart: An overview of 40 years' clinical and research experience at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town: Part II. Laboratory research experience. PDF HTML
J Hassoulas 347-349
Transplantation of the heart: An overview of 40 years' clinical and research experience at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town: Part I. Surgical experience and clinical studies PDF HTML
J Hassoulas 350-352
Hospital-acquired infections - when are hospitals legally liable? PDF HTML
David McQuoid-Mason 353-354


A community officer's perspective of a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal PDF HTML
Rubeshan Perumal, Nesri Padayatchi 355


Dermatological manifestations of measles infection in hospitalised paediatric patients observed in the 2009 - 2011 Western Cape epidemic PDF HTML
Bianca Tod, Henri Carrara, Michael Levin, Gail Todd 356-359
Delay in commencing treatment for MDR TB at a specialised TB treatment centre in KwaZulu-Natal PDF HTML
R Narasimooloo, A Ross 360-362
Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss in HIV-positive and HIV-negative multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients PDF HTML
Tashneem Harris, Soraya Bardien, H Simon Schaaf, Lucretia Petersen, Greetje de Jong, Johannes J Fagan 363-366
Fresh-frozen plasma use in a South African tertiary hospital PDF HTML
Adele Visser, Annelize Geldenhuys, Samantha du Preez, Annemarie van de Vyver 366-367
Helicobacter pylori eradication: A randomised comparative trial of 7-day versus 14-day triple therapy PDF HTML
Ahmed Sokwala, Mahesh V Shah, Smita Devani, Gerald Yonga 368-371
Suicidal ideation and attempt among South African medical students PDF HTML
L van Niekerk, L Scribante, P J Raubenheimer 372-373
A randomised controlled trial on suture materials for skin closure at caesarean section: Do wound infection rates differ? PDF HTML
A Chunder, J Devjee, S M Khedun, J Moodley, T Esterhuizen 374-376


CPD Questionnaire PDF

Centenary of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences

Contents PDF
Centenary of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences - Special SAMJ Edition 384-387
Preface: SAMJ UCT Centenary Edition PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 388
UCT@100.great! PDF HTML
JP van Niekerk 389
100 years of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences PDF HTML
Marian Jacobs 390
Contributions of the University of Cape Town to medical science in the first 100 years: Personal reflections PDF HTML
Stuart Saunders 391-393
UCT’s Medical Faculty and Groote Schuur Hospital PDF HTML
Hannah-Reeve Sanders, Jocelyne Kane-Berman 394-395
The place and the person: Named buildings, rooms and places on the campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town PDF HTML
David M Dent, Gonda Perez 396-399
The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) of the University of Cape Town: A review of the past 69 years PDF HTML
David Mordechai Favara, Simon Carl Mendelsohn 400-402
Health activism in Cape Town: A case study of the Health Workers Society PDF HTML
W Pick, J W B Claassen, C A le Grange, G D Hussey 403-305
From medical manners to moral reasoning: an historical overview of bioethics in the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences PDF HTML
Solomon R Benatar, David Benatar 406-408
Our surgical heritage: the role of the Department of Paediatric Surgery in the development of paediatric surgery in Cape Town, in Africa, and around the world PDF HTML
Heinz Rode, Alastair J W Millar 409-411
The state and future of research at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences PDF HTML
Gregory Hussey, Anthony Hawkridge 412-414
Anaesthesia – what has the University of Cape Town contributed? PDF HTML
Jennifer M Thomas, Anthony R Reed, Peter C Gordon, Robert A Dyer, Michael F James 415-418
The gynaecological subspecialties: advances in women’s health PDF HTML
Zephne M van der Spuy, Silke J Dyer, Stephen T Jeffery, Lynette A Denny 419-421
Fifty years of porphyria at the University of Cape Town PDF HTML
Peter N Meissner, Anne V Corrigall, Richard J Hift 422-426
From the pursuit of excellence to the quest for significance: Promotion of a Childsafe South Africa PDF HTML
A B van As, Alastair J W Millar 427-428
UCT taught me how to challenge beliefs PDF HTML
Timothy David Noakes 430-432
A rural perspective: four stories PDF HTML
Jennifer Nash, Alwyn Rapatsa, Steve Reid, Ben Gaunt 433-434
The UCT Surgical Society - a society on the cutting edge PDF HTML
Astrid Leusink, Ross Hoffman 436-437
SATVI - after 10 years closing in on a new and better vaccine to prevent tuberculosis PDF HTML
Willem A Hanekom, Anthony Hawkridge, Hassan Mahomed, Thomas J Scriba, Michele Tameris, Jane Hughes, Mark Hatherill, Cheryl L Day, Gregory D Hussey 438-441
From comprehensive medicine to public health at the University of Cape Town: a 40-year journey PDF HTML
M Hoffman, D Coetzee, R Hodes, L London 442-445
UCT’s contribution to medical genetics in Africa - from the past into the future PDF HTML
Peter Beighton, Karen Fieggen, Ambroise Wonkam, Raj Ramesar, Jacquie Greenberg 446-448
No health without mental health: Establishing psychiatry as a major discipline in an African Faculty of Health Sciences PDF HTML
Lynn Gillis, Brian A Robertson, Tuviah Zabow, Dan J Stein 449-451
South African HIV-1 vaccine candidates – the journey from the bench to clinical trials PDF HTML
Anna-Lise Williamson, Ed Rybicki, Enid Shephard, Glenda Gray, Linda-Gail Bekker, Katrina Downing, Carolyn Williamson 452-455
Biomedical engineering at UCT – challenges and opportunities PDF HTML
Tania S Douglas 456
Approaches to target identification and validation for tuberculosis drug discovery: a UCT perspective PDF HTML
Digby F Warner, Valerie Mizrahi 457-460
Shedding the load of hypertension: The proteolytic processing of angiotensin-converting enzyme PDF
Mario R W Ehlers, Kerry Gordon, Sylva L U Schwager, Edward D Sturrock 461-464
Haematological complications of HIV Infection PDF HTML
Jessica Opie 465-468
Masithethe: Speech and language development and difficulties in isiXhosa PDF HTML
Michelle Pascoe, Mantoa Smouse 469-471
Herpetic ulcer of the eyelids in an immunocompromised patient PDF HTML
Nagib Du Toit, Junet Van der Merwe 472-473
The complexity of HIV vasculopathy PDF HTML
Alan Stanley, Sally Candy, Candyce Levin, Jeannine M Heckmann 474-476
Health Sciences undergraduate education at UCT: A story of transformation PDF HTML
Nadia Hartman, Harsha Kathard, Gonda Perez, Steve Reid, James Irlam, Geney Gunston, Vicki Janse van Rensburg, Vanessa Burch, Madeleine Duncan, Derek Hellenberg, Ian Van Rooyen, Mantoa Smouse, Cynthia Sikakane, Elmi Badenhorst, Busayo Ige 477-480
Polyglutamine disease: from pathogenesis to therapy PDF HTML
Lauren M Watson, Janine Scholefield, L Jacquie Greenberg, Matthew JA Wood 481-484
Improving poisoning diagnosis and surveillance of street pesticides PDF HTML
Hanna-Andrea Rother 485-488
What healthcare financing changes are needed to reach universal coverage in South Africa? PDF HTML
Diane McIntyre 489-490
Cardioprotection from metabolism to molecules to certainties PDF HTML
Lionel H Opie 491-492
Inflammatory pathways in cervical cancer – the UCT contribution PDF HTML
Kurt Jason Sales, Arieh Anthony Katz 493-496
Renal transplantation between HIV-positive donors and recipients justified PDF HTML
Elmi Muller, Zunaid Barday, Marc Mendelson, Delawir Kahn 497-498
The prevalence and burden of pain and other symptoms among South Africans attending highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) clinics PDF HTML
Lindsay Farrant, Liz Gwyther, Natalya Dinat, Keletso Mmoledi, Ntombi Hatta, Richard Harding 499-500
Remote sensing of HIV care programmes using centrally collected laboratory results: Can we monitor ART programme effectiveness? PDF HTML
Carl Morrow, Alison Munro, Marisa Wilke, Ruth Stark, Robin Wood 501-505
Burden of antituberculosis and antiretroviral drug-induced liver injury at a secondary hospital in South Africa PDF HTML
Charlotte Schutz, Zahiera Ismail, Charles John Proxenos, Suzaan Marais, Rosie Burton, Chris Kenyon, Gary Maartens, Robert J Wilkinson, Graeme Meintjes 506-511
Immunological characterisation of an unmasking TB-IRIS case PDF
Katalin A Wilkinson, Graeme Meintjes, Ronnett Seldon, Rene Goliath, Robert John Wilkinson 512-517
Advances in childhood tuberculosis – contributions from the University of Cape Town PDF HTML
Heather J Zar, Brian Eley, Mark P Nicol, Anthony Figaji, Anthony Hawkridge 518-521
The effect of physiological concentrations of bile acids on in vitro growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis PDF HTML
David Epstein, Kiki Mistry, Andrew Whitelaw, Gill Watermeyer, Keith Pettengell 522-524
Complement component C5 and C6 mutation screening indicated in meningococcal disease in South Africa PDF HTML
E P Owen, F Leisegang, A Whitelaw, J Simpson, S Baker, R Würzner, P Potter, A Orren 525-527
The role of the Infectious Diseases unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in addressing South Africa’s greatest burden of disease PDF HTML
Mishal Pandie, Helen van der Plas, Gary Maartens, Marc Mendelson 528-531
The characteristics of juvenile myasthenia gravis among South Africans PDF HTML
Jeannine M Heckmann, Perrin Hansen, Ronald Van Toorn, Elsabeth Lubbe, Elmarie Janse van Rensburg, Jo M Wilmshurst 532-536
Phaco-emulsification versus manual small-incision cataract surgery in South Africa PDF HTML
Colin Cook, Henri Carrara, Landon Myer 537-540
Early outcomes of thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke in a South African tertiary care centre PDF
Sean Wasserman, Alan Bryer 541-544
Functioning at 6 months post stroke following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation PDF HTML
Susan Rouillard, Willy De Weerdt, Liesbet De Wit, Jennifer Jelsma 545-548
Twelve-month outcomes of patients admitted to the acute general medical service at Groote Schuur Hospital PDF HTML
H Stuart-Clark, N Vorajee, S Zuma, L van Niekerk, V Burch, P Raubenheimer, J G Peter 549-553
Outcome in decompensated alcoholic cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding PDF HTML
Jake E J Krige, Urda K Kotze, Rauf Sayed, Sean Burmeister, Marc Bernon, Galya Chinnery 554-557
Treatment of carcinoma of the anal canal at Groote Schuur Hospital PDF HTML
B Robertson, L Shepherd, R P Abratt, A Hunter, P Goldberg 559-561
Diagnosing breast cancer: an opportunity for innovative engineering PDF HTML
Christopher L Vaughan, Michael D Evans 562-564
Lowering the alcohol content of red wine does not alter its cardioprotective properties PDF HTML
Kim Lamont, Dee Blackhurst, Zulfah Albertyn, David Marais, Sandrine Lecour 565-567
Trauma and violence in the Later Stone Age of southern Africa PDF HTML
Alan G Morris 568-570
Low acceptability of medical male circumcision as an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention within a South African community that practises traditional circumcision PDF HTML
Daniella Mark, Keren Middelkoop, Samantha Black, Surita Roux, Llewellyn Fleurs, Robin Wood, Linda-Gail Bekker 571-573
Racial discrimination: Experiences of black medical school alumni at the University of Cape Town, 1945 - 1994 PDF HTML
A M Perez, N Ahmed, L London 574-577
Access to livelihood assets among youth with and without disabilities in South Africa: Implications for health professional education PDF HTML
Theresa Lorenzo, Jane Murray Cramm 578-581
Infant-parent psychotherapy at primary care level: Establishment of a service PDF HTML
Astrid Berg 582-584