Vol 103, No 3 (2013)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Our canine carers PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 128-129

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 130


Overmedicalising – again! PDF HTML
M Schwellnus, W Derman, reply by B Farham 131-132
Underreporting child abuse deaths: Experiences from a national study on child homicide PDF HTML
S Mathews, N Abrahams, R Jewkes, L J Martin 132-133
Not all is rosy with PinkDrive PDF HTML
J P Apffelstaedt 133


One doctor’s misfortune boosts TB treatment activism PDF HTML
PinkDrive intervention ‘over-rated’ – experts PDF HTML
The PPP 'without the GP' – a Western Cape story PDF HTML
Provincial policy death-knell for iconic McCord Hospital? PDF HTML


Edward John (Ed) Immelman PDF HTML
David M Dent, Delawir Kahn 142
John Emile Cosnett PDF HTML
D J Pudifin 142

Book reviews

"Common Medical Problems in the Tropics" - By C R Schull. 3rd ed., revised and updated. Oxford: Macmillan, 2009. ISBN 978-0-23003-104-3. PDF HTML
T Boyles 143
"Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society" - By Nortin M Hadler. Cape Town: UCT Press. 2011. ISBN 978-1-92049-996-9. PDF HTML
J P van Niekerk 143
"Daily Drug Use" - Edited by Leesette Turner. 9th ed. Cape Town: Cape Western Province Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, 2010. ISBN 978-0-620-46757-5. PDF HTML
G Parr 143


Risks identified in implementation of district clinical specialist teams PDF HTML
R Nathan, P Rautenbach 144-146
Establishing a Health Promotion and Development Foundation in South Africa PDF HTML
A M Perez, O A Ayo-Yusuf, K Hofman, S Kalideen, A Maker, D Mokonoto, N Morojele, P Naidoo, C D H Parry, K Rendall-Mkosi, Y Saloojee 147-149
Clinical pharmacology becomes a specialty in South Africa PDF HTML
A Walubo, K I Barnes, E Kwizera, O Greeff, B Rosenkranz, G Maartens 150-151
The pilgrim's prognosis - medical aspects of a camino PDF HTML
R-I Caldwell 152-153
So many years ago PDF HTML
R le Roex 153


The challenges of health disparities in South Africa PDF HTML
S R Benatar 154-155
National Health Insurance: The first 16 months PDF HTML
M P Matsoso, R Fryatt 156-158
Triaging children - keep it simple, swift and safe PDF HTML
E M Molyneux 158-159
Acute asthma treatment guidelines: Reducing morbidity and mortality in South Africa PDF
H J Zar, U G Lalloo 159-160


An adapted triage tool (ETAT) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Medical Emergency Unit, Cape Town: An evaluation PDF HTML
H Buys, R Muloiwa, C Westwood, D Richardson, B Cheema, A Westwood 161-165
Is the golden hour optimally used in South Africa for children presenting with polytrauma? PDF HTML
J Zuidgeest, A Jonkheijm, M van Dijk, A van As 166-167
The Clostridium difficile problem: A South African tertiary institution's prospective perspective PDF HTML
N M Rajabally, M Pentecost, G Pretorius, A Whitelaw, M Mendelson, G Watermeyer 168-172
Malaria control aimed at the entire population in KwaZulu-Natal negates the need for policies to prevent malaria in pregnancy PDF HTML
J M Tsoka-Gwegweni, I Kleinschmidt 172-175
Tuberculosis in medical doctors – a study of personal experiences and attitudes PDF HTML
A Naidoo, S S Naidoo, P Gathiram, U G Lalloo 176-180
Measles vaccination coverage in high-incidence areas of the Western Cape, following the mass vaccination campaign PDF HTML
G L Bernhardt, N A Cameron, B Willems, A Boulle, D Coetzee 181-186
Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus and syphilis among individuals attending anonymous testing for HIV in Luanda, Angola PDF HTML
H Guimarães Nebenzahl, Â Lopes, R Castro, F Pereira 186-188


Guideline for the management of acute asthma in adults: 2013 update PDF HTML
U G Lalloo, G M Ainslie, M S Abdool-Gaffar, A A Awotedu, C Feldman, M Greenblatt, E M Irusen, R Mash, S S Naidoo, J O'Brien, W Otto, G A Richards, M L Wong,, (Official Working Group of the South African Thoracic Society) 189-198
Guideline for the management of acute asthma in children: 2013 update PDF HTML
S Kling, H J Zar, M E Levin, R J Green, P M Jeena, S M Risenga, S A Thula, P Goussard, R P Gie, for the South African Childhood Asthma Working Group (SACAWG) 199-207


CPD questionnaire PDF