Vol 103, No 6 (2013)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Big pharma under the spotlight PDF HTML
Bridget Farham 352

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 353


Thieves of the state and the South African Medical Association PDF HTML
Robert Ian Caldwell 354
Excuse me, there is an 'elephant in the room' PDF HTML
Paul Porteous 354-355
A new algorithm for the diagnosis of all forms of tuberculosis is required for South Africa PDF HTML
Andrew Black 355-356
Continuing danger of glucose point-of-care test devices in the neonatal setting PDF HTML
Tahir S Pillay, Magdalena J Turzyniecka 356
Chesed Children’s Clinic: A non-profit, paediatric primary care outreach clinic in the Eastern Cape created by junior doctors and volunteers PDF HTML
David M Favara, Lara Makin 356-357
Feline companions and demography PDF HTML
Sergei V Jargin 357
Rape in South Africa PDF HTML
Stephen A Craven 357


‘Boston’ skin cloning an exception – burns surgeons PDF HTML
Is your prescribing serving a hidden addiction? PDF HTML
RWOPS clampdown – a crisis in the offing PDF HTML

Book reviews

‘Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients’ - By Ben Goldacre. London: Fourth Estate. 2012. ISBN 978-0007350742. PDF HTML
Peter Ian Folb 364


Starch safety in resuscitation – when will we ever learn? PDF HTML
Andy Parrish, Marc Blockman 365-367


Surveillance alone plays a key role in curbing the overuse of antimicrobials: The major role of antibiotic stewardship PDF HTML
K S S Han, Y Ramsamy 368
Latex allergy: ‘Plight, rights and fights’ PDF HTML
Paul Charles Potter 369-370


Microbiological surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship minimise the need for ultrabroad-spectrum combination therapy for treatment of nosocomial infections in a trauma intensive care unit: An audit of an evidence-based empiric antimicrobial policy PDF HTML
Yogandree Ramsamy, David James Jackson Muckart, Khine Swe Swe Han 371-376
Antimicrobial susceptibility of organisms causing community-acquired urinary tract infections in Gauteng Province, South Africa PDF HTML
David A Lewis, Lindy Y E Gumede, Louis A van der Hoven, Gloria N de Gita, Elsabe J E de Kock, Telsa de Lange, Venessa Maseko, Valentia Kekana, Francois P Smuts, Olga Perovic 377-381
Extremely high prevalence of multi-resistance among uropathogens from hospitalised children in Beira, Mozambique PDF HTML
Birgitta Theodora van der Meeren, Kajal D Chhaganlal, Annett Pfeiffer, Ermelinda Gomez, Josefo J Ferro, Mirrian Hilbink, Cesar Macome, Francien J van der Vondervoort, Konrad Steidel, Peter C Wever 382-386
Bacterial contamination of re-usable laryngoscope blades during the course of daily anaesthetic practice PDF HTML
Warren Lowman, Laurissa Venter, Juan Scribante 386-389
Latex allergy and its clinical features among healthcare workers at Mankweng Hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa PDF HTML
S M Risenga, G P Shivambu, M P Rakgole, M L Makwela, S Nthuli, T A P Malatji, N J Maligavhada, R J Green 390-394
The pharmacokinetics of enteral antituberculosis drugs in patients requiring intensive care PDF HTML
C F N Koegelenberg, A Nortje, U Lalla, A Enslin, E M Irusen, B Rosenkranz, H I Seifart, C T Bolliger 394-398
AIDS-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML): A retrospective study from Pretoria, South Africa PDF HTML
C-M Schutte, N Ranchhod, M Kakaza, M Pillay 399-401
Burden of fetal alcohol syndrome in a rural West Coast area of South Africa PDF HTML
L Olivier, M Urban, M Chersich, M Temmerman, D Viljoen 402-405
Factors associated with contraceptive use in a rural area in Western Cape Province PDF HTML
N Peer, N Morojele, L London 406-412
Acute kidney injury risk factor recognition in three teaching hospitals in Ethiopia PDF HTML
Lowri Angharad Phillips, Nicholas Allen, Bethan Phillips, Ammanuel Abera, Ermias Diro, Stephen Riley, Yewondwossen Tadesse, John Williams, Aled Owain Phillips 413-418


Chronic rhinitis in South Africa: Update 2013 PDF HTML
Robin John Green, Maurice Hockman, Raymond Friedman, Martin Davis, Marinda McDonald, Riaz Seedat, Carla Els, Michael Levin, Paul C Potter, Charles Feldman 419-422
Spinal cord stimulation for the management of pain: Recommendations for best clinical practice PDF HTML
M Raff, R Melvill, G Coetzee, J Smuts 423-430


CPD questionnaire PDF