Vol 104, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Medicine and the humanities – doctors as artists PDF
Janet Seggie 92

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 93


A multidisciplinary approach to cardiac rehabilitation in SA PDF
Luke William-John Sampson 94
The effects of obesity, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake on healthcare expenditure in a comprehensive medical scheme PDF
Stephen A Craven 95
LCHF: Response to Drs Boyles and Wasserman PDF
Timothy David Noakes 95
LCHF: Response to Dr Evenepoel PDF
Timothy David Noakes 95-96
LCHF: Response to Dr Kapp PDF
Timothy David Noakes 96


Activists warn: Don't fall victim to our HIV successes PDF


Louis Heyns PDF
Robert Gie, Sharon Kling, Pierre Goussard 100
Peter Jacobs PDF
Matthew Seftel 100-101
Walter Hift PDF
Yackoob Kassim Seedat 101
Eleanor Nash PDF
Lynn Gillis 101


Withholding or withdrawing treatment and palliative treatment hastening death: The real reason why doctors are not held legally liable for murder PDF
David Jan McQuoid-Mason 102-103
Strengthening pharmacovigilance in South Africa PDF
Ushma Mehta, Mukesh Dheda, Gavin Steel, Marc Blockman, Augustin Ntilivamunda, Gary Maartens, Yogan Pillay, Karen Cohen 104-106
Surgery and anaesthesia in art: The contribution of Dorothy Kay PDF
P C Gordon, A R Reed 107-109
The ‘medical humanities’ in health sciences education in South Africa PDF
Steve Reid 109-110
The intercalated BSc (Med) Honours/MB ChB and integrated MB ChB/PhD tracks at the University of Cape Town: Models for a national medical student research training programme PDF
Arieh A Katz, Merle Futter, Bongani M Mayosi 111-113


Palliative care in chronic disease PDF
Liz Gwyther 114-115
A new mental health policy for South Africa PDF
Dan J Stein 115-116
Failing to numb the pain: The untreated epidemic PDF
Richard A Powell, Lukas Radbruch, Faith N Mwangi-Powell, Jim Cleary, Nathan Cherny 117-118


Maintaining wellbeing for South Africans receiving ART: The burden of pain and symptoms is greater with longer ART exposure PDF
Lindsay Farrant, Liz Gwyther, Natalya Dinat, Keletso Mmoledi, Ntombi Hatta, Richard Harding 119-123
A 5-year analysis of the helicopter air mercy service in Richards Bay, South Africa PDF
Patrick Andrew D'Andrea, Daniël Jacobus van Hoving, Darryl Wood, Wayne Patrick Smith 124-126
The cost of harmful alcohol use in South Africa PDF
Richard Gregory Matzopoulos, Sarah Truen, Brett Bowman, Joanne Corrigall 127-132
Attitudes to organ donation among some urban South African populations remain unchanged: A cross-sectional study (1993 - 2013) PDF
Harriet R Etheredge, Roseanne E Turner, Delawir Kahn 133-137
A point-prevalence survey of public hospital inpatients with palliative care needs in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Lindi van Niekerk, Peter Johann Raubenheimer 138-141

Continuing Medical Education

Vascular disease - everyone's problem PDF
Greg Symons 142
Anticoagulation: Where have we come from and where are we going? The evidence for and against novel anticoagulants PDF
Greg Symons 143-146
Chronic venous disorders PDF
N Cloete 147
Screening for peripheral arterial disease PDF
B Natha 148
Abstracts PDF
B Farham 149
Case Report: A young woman with weakness of the legs PDF
P Mkoko, J Vallie -


CPD Questionnaire PDF