Vol 104, No 3 (2014)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Patient autonomy or patient confusion? PDF
Bridget Farham 152

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 153


Reducing the surgical complications of smoking by cotinine testing PDF
D J Potgieter, G dos Passos, C E Price, A D Rogers 154-155
A path to full-service contracting with general practitioners under National Health Insurance PDF
Shabir Moosa 155-156
Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in children: Key factors to consider PDF
Andrew Steer, Margie Danchin, James H Irlam, Bongani M Mayosi, Mark E Engel, Thomas A Gaziano, Andrew C Whitelaw 156-157
A balanced approach to interpreting the WHIRCDMT PDF
Patrick B Wilson 157-158


From coal-face clinicians to change agents – igniting healthcare innovation PDF
Annually, 1% of gold miners die – 4% sent home sick PDF


Hymie Gaylis PDF
Norman Albert Blumberg 163
Dennis James Pudifin PDF
Yackoob Kassim Seedat 163


Clinical Access Program for Bedaquiline for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis PDF
Francesca Conradie, Graeme Meintjes, Jennifer Hughes, Gary Maartens, Hannetjie Ferreira, Sweetness Siwendu, Iqbal Master, Norbert Ndjeka 164-166
Recommendations pertaining to the use of viral vaccines: Influenza 2014 PDF
S Walaza 166-167
Cardiovascular prevention: Lifestyle and statins – competitors or companions? PDF
Lionel Henry Opie, Anthony John Dalby 168-173
Isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis in South Africa: An assessment of the local evidence base PDF
Robin Wood, Linda-Gail Bekker 174-177
The research ethics evolution: From Nuremberg to Helsinki PDF
Ames Dhai 178-180


New imaging approaches for improving diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis PDF
Sabine Bélard, Savvas Andronikou, Tanyia Pillay, Martin P Grobusch, Heather J Zar 181-182


Systematic review of the evidence for rational dosing of colistin PDF
E Visser Kift, G Maaartens, C Bamford 183-186
Determinants, outcomes and costs of ceftriaxone v. amoxicillin-clavulanate in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia at Witbank Hospital PDF
S N Xaba, O Greeff, P Becker 187-191
The impact of chronic pseudomonal infection on pulmonary function testing in individuals with cystic fibrosis in Pretoria, South Africa PDF
A Pentz, P Becker, R Masekela, O Coetzee, R J Green 191-194
Cardiometabolic markers to identify cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-infected black South Africans PDF
J M van Rooyen, C M T Fourie, H S Steyn, G Koekemoer, H W Huisman, R Schutte, L Malan, M Glyn, W Smith, C Mels, A E Schutte 195-199
High pleural fluid adenosine deaminase levels: A valuable tool for rapid diagnosis of pleural TB in a middle-income country with a high TB/HIV burden PDF
C P Onyenekwu, A E Zemlin, R T Erasmus 200-203
Integration of TB and ART services fails to improve TB treatment outcomes: Comparison of ART/TB primary healthcare services in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
R Kaplan, J Caldwell, L-G Bekker, K Jennings, C Lombard, D A Enarson, R Wood, N Beyers 204-209
Tuberculosis incidence in Cameroonian prisons: A 1-year prospective study PDF
J Noeske, N F Ndi, G Amougou Elo, S Mbondi Mfondih 209-211

Continuing Medical Education

Spina bifida: A few simple facts about a complex condition PDF
Graham Fieggen 212
Spina bifida: A multidisciplinary perspective on a many-faceted condition PDF
Graham Fieggen, K Fieggen, C Stewart, L Padayachy, J Lazarus, K Donald, S Dix-Peek, Z Toefy, A Figaji 213-217
Aetiology and antenatal diagnosis of spina bifida PDF
Karen Fieggen, Chantal Stewart 218
Perinatal management of spina bifida PDF
Llewellyn Padayachy, Dan Ochieng’ 219
The paediatric neuropathic bladder PDF
John Lazarus 220
An approach to the developmental and cognitive profile of the child with spina bifida PDF
Nerica Ramsundhar, Kirsty Donald 221


CPD questionnaire PDF

Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals

Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in SA PDF
Yogan Pillay, Peter Barron 223
Successfully controlling malaria in South Africa PDF
L Blumberg, J Frean, D Moonasar, South African Malaria Elimination Committee 224-227
Effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and rotavirus vaccine introduction into the South African public immunisation programme PDF
S A Madhi, L Bamford, N Ngcobo 228-234
Laboratory information system data demonstrate successful implementation of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in South Africa PDF
G G Sherman, R R Lilian, S Bhardwaj, S Candy, P Barron 235-238
Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa: Rapid scale-up using quality improvement PDF
S Bhardwaj, P Barron, Y Pillay, L Treger-Slavin, P Robinson, A Goga, G Sherman 239-243
Tuberculosis control in South Africa: Successes, challenges and recommendations PDF
G J Churchyard, L D Mametja, L Mvusi, N Ndjeka, A C Hesseling, A Reid, S Babatunde, Y Pillay 244-248
A brief history of South Africa's response to AIDS PDF
N P Simelela, W D F Venter 249-251