Vol 103, No 12 (2013)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Fever in children – what it means and what to do PDF HTML
Miriam Adhikari 879

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 880


Report on one health approach: Risk Management for Neurocysticercosis workshop – 28th June 2013, Pretoria, South Africa PDF HTML
Nenene Daniel Qekwana 881
The medical dictionary ‘tongue-in-cheek’ edition PDF HTML
Robin John Green, Kelly Hoffmann, Adéle Pentz 881-882
Noakes misses the point PDF HTML
Jacques E Rossouw, Barbara V Howard 882
Noakes’ low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet: Call for evidence PDF HTML
Tom Hilary Boyles, Sean Wasserman 882-883
A laboratorian’s experience of implementing multiple point-of-care testing in HIV antiretroviral treatment clinics in South Africa PDF HTML
Lesley Scott 883-884


Pretenders to the throne of affordable healthcare? PDF HTML
Discovery Health's take on Regulation 8 PDF HTML
RWOPS – light at the end of a dusty tunnel PDF HTML
Partnering up to get Eastern Cape healthcare delivery working PDF HTML
South Africa's scientists honoured as global lifesavers PDF HTML

Book reviews

Against the Odds: Health & Hope in South Africa. The story of Medical Education for Blacks in South Africa (MESAB). By Herb Kaiser and Joy Kaiser. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. ISBN: 978-148-189-6467. PDF HTML
Cynthia N T Sikakana 892
When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. By Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780312594916. PDF HTML
David Mordechai Favara 893


A cost-effective strategy for primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in children with pharyngitis PDF HTML
James H Irlam, Bongani M Mayosi, Mark E Engel, Thomas A Gaziano 894-895
From ‘stepchild of primary healthcare’ to priority programme: Lessons for the implementation of the National Integrated School Health Policy in South Africa PDF HTML
Maylene Shung-King 895-898
Developing generalism in the South African context PDF HTML
Amanda C Howe, Robert J Mash, Jannie F M Hugo 899-900
Warfarin in non-valvular atrial fibrillation PDF HTML
Anthony J Dalby, Pieter Wessels, Lionel H Opie 901-904


Are community service doctors equipped to address priority health needs in South Africa? PDF HTML
Vanessa Burch, Ben van Heerden 905


A comparison of the pharmacokinetics of Aspen Ceftriaxone and Rocephin in community-acquired meningitis PDF HTML
Guy A Richards, Eugene Elliott, Erica J Shaddock, David Mushi, Mogiyana Mzileni, Roanne Ray, Stephen Rulisa, Freddy Seolwane, Sarah L Stacey, Anton Stoltz, Jacqueline P Venturas, Herman Schoeman 906-909
Poverty, AIDS and child health: Identifying highest-risk children in South Africa PDF HTML
Lucie Cluver, Mark Boyes, Mark Orkin, Lorraine Sherr 910-915
Resource implications of adopting a restrictive neonatal blood transfusion policy PDF HTML
M C Harrison, S Pillay, Y Joolay, N Rhoda, M S Raban, A R Horn, L Tooke 916-917
Blood cultures in sick children PDF HTML
Harsha Lochan, Colleen Bamford, Brian Eley 918-920
Effectiveness of sequential v. standard triple therapy for treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in children in Nairobi, Kenya PDF HTML
Ahmed Laving, Rose Kamenwa, Shahin Sayed, Andrew Nyerere Kimang'a, Gunturu Revathi 921-924
Combined paediatric liver-kidney transplantation: Analysis of our experience and literature review PDF HTML
Bernd Strobele, Jerome Loveland, Russell Britz, Errol Gottlich, Anna Welthagen, Jean Botha 925-929
Internship training adequately prepares South African medical graduates for community service – with exceptions PDF HTML
T C Nkabinde, A Ross, S Reid, N M Nkwanyana 930-934
A follow-up cross-sectional study of environmental lead exposure in early childhood in urban South Africa PDF HTML
Nisha Naicker, Angela Mathee, Brendon Barnes 935-938
Chronic diseases are not being managed effectively in either high-risk or low-risk populations in South Africa PDF HTML
Martin Brand, Angela J Woodiwiss, Frederic Michel, Hendrik L Booysens, Olebogeng H I Majane, Muzi J Maseko, Martin G Veller, Gavin R Norton 938-941
Relationship between environmental exposure to pesticides and anthropometric outcomes of boys in the rural Western Cape, South Africa PDF HTML
A A Ochieng, M A Dalvie, F Little, H Kromhout 942-947


Management of acute fever in children: Guideline for community healthcare providers and pharmacists PDF HTML
Robin Green, Prakash Jeena, Shane Kotze, Humphrey Lewis, David Webb, Mike Wells 948-954
Paediatric spirometry guideline of the South African Thoracic Society: Part 1 PDF HTML
R Masekela, D Gray, C Verwey, A Halkas, P M Jeena 1036-1041


CPD Questionnaire PDF

Festschrift: Professor Jenkins

Professor Trefor Jenkins: A tribute PDF HTML
Jennifer G R Kromberg, Michèle Ramsay, Amanda Krause, Himla Soodyall 956
Human genetics in Johannesburg, South Africa: Past, present and future PDF HTML
Jennifer G R Kromberg, Amanda Krause 957-961
The elusive gene for keratolytic winter erythema PDF HTML
Peter R Hull, Angela Hobbs, Shaun Aron, Michèle Ramsay 961-965
Thyroid dysfunction in a cohort of South African children with Down syndrome PDF HTML
Shahida Moosa, David G Segal, Arnold L Christianson, Nerine E Gregersen 966-970
Fanconi anaemia in black South African patients heterozygous for the FANCG c.637-643delTACCGCC founder mutation PDF HTML
Tasha Wainstein, Robyn Kerr, Claire L Mitchell, Smita Madaree, Fahmida B Essop, Elana Vorster, Rosalind Wainwright, Janet Poole, Amanda Krause 970-973
Neural tube defects in Gauteng, South Africa: Recurrence risks and associated factors PDF HTML
Gloria Teckie, Amanda Krause, Jennifer G R Kromberg 973-977
Haematological implications of folate food fortification PDF HTML
Jack Metz 978-981
The molecular basis of mutagenesis – 40 years of research on genomic integrity PDF HTML
Errol C Friedberg 982-983
Biology and genetics of oculocutaneous albinism and vitiligo – common pigmentation disorders in southern Africa PDF HTML
Prashiela Manga, Robyn Kerr, Michèle Ramsay, Jennifer G R Kromberg 984-988
Testing for haemoglobinopathies in Johannesburg, South Africa: A 30-year review PDF HTML
Amanda Krause, Tasha Wainstein, Fahmida B Essop, Quintin Goodyear 989-993
Diagnostic, carrier and prenatal genetic testing for fragile X syndrome and other FMR-1-related disorders in Johannesburg, South Africa: A 20-year review PDF HTML
Fahmida B Essop, Amanda Krause 994-998
Genetic testing for Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy in Johannesburg, South Africa PDF HTML
Robyn Kerr, Carol Robinson, Fahmida B Essop, Amanda Krause 999-1004
STR null alleles complicate parentage testing in South Africa PDF HTML
Anthony B Lane 1004-1008
Lemba origins revisited: Tracing the ancestry of Y chromosomes in South African and Zimbabwean Lemba PDF HTML
Himla Soodyall 1009-1013
Attaining human dignity for people with birth defects: A historical perspective PDF HTML
Arnold L Christianson 1014-1019
The role of patient advocacy/parent support groups PDF HTML
Judith G Hall 1020-1022
Ethical issues and Huntington's disease PDF HTML
Jennifer G R Kromberg, Tina-Marié Wessels 1023-1026
The influence of HIV status on prenatal genetic diagnosis choices PDF HTML
Justine S Bee, Merlyn Glass, Jennifer G R Kromberg, Arnold L Christianson 1027-1031
Eating the dead in Madagascar PDF HTML
Gwyn Campbell 1032-1034