Vol 104, No 4 (2014)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Neurosurgery in South Africa PDF
Graham Fieggen 254

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 255


Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia in North African and sub-Saharan patients PDF
Cecilia Canzonieri, Federica Ornati, Elina Matti, Francesco Chu, Guido Manfredi, Carla Olivieri, Elisabetta Buscarini, Fabio Pagella 256-257
Physician, heal thyself: Creative writing as a tool for self-care and enhancing care of others PDF
Dawn Garisch 257-258
The neglected triple disease burden and interaction of helminths, HIV and tuberculosis: An opportunity for integrated action in South Africa PDF
Z L Mkhize-Kwitshana, M L H Mabaso 258-259
Palliative care: Definition of euthanasia PDF
David James Jackson Muckart, Dean Gopalan, Timothy Hardcastle, Eric Hodgson, D J McQuoid-Mason 259-260
Palliative care: Preventing misconceptions PDF
Liz Gwyther, D J McQuoid-Mason 260-261
WHIDMT: Rossouw and Howard blatantly miss the point PDF
Timothy David Noakes 261-262


Community service doctors ‘slaves to the State’ – court challenge PDF
E Cape health officials nearly turn TB victims into cash cows PDF
Quack remedy cast - ‘We were pawns, not told, didn’t know, won’t say, don’t care’ PDF


Ivan James Nurick PDF
Basil Michaelides 270
Hessel Utian PDF
Solly Levin 270

Book reviews

A School of Struggle: Durban’s Medical School and the Education of Black Doctors By Vanessa Noble. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-86914-252-0 PDF
Dan Ncayiyana 271-272
A School of Struggle: Durban’s Medical School and the Education of Black Doctors By Vanessa Noble. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1- 86914-252-0 PDF
Yackoob Kassim Seedat 272


Diagnosis and management of Pompe disease PDF
Louisa Bhengu, Alan Davidson, Paul Jacobs du Toit, Carla Els, Trevor Gerntholtz, Kenny Govendrageloo, Bertram Henderson, Lawrence Mubaiwa, Varughese Sheeba 273-274
The Teddy Bear Clinic Constitutional Court case: Sexual conduct between adolescent consenting children aged under 16 years decriminalised and a moratorium on the reporting duties of doctors and others PDF
David Jan McQuoid-Mason 275-276
The risks of gastrointestinal injury due to ingested magnetic beads PDF
Sharon Cox, Robin Brown, Alastair Millar, Alp Numanoglu, Angus Alexander, Andre Theron 277-278
The safety of osteoporosis medication PDF
F S Hough, Susan L Brown, Bilkish Cassim, Mike R Davey, Wimpie de Lange, Tobie J de Villiers, Graham C Ellis, Stan Lipschitz, Mac Lukhele, John M Pettifor 279-282
Acute intermittent porphyria presenting as progressive muscular atrophy in a young black man PDF
Christine Herculine Albertyn, Mark Sonderup, Alan Bryer, Anne Corrigall, Peter Meissner, Jeannine M Heckmann 283-285


The neurological manifestations of the acute porphyrias PDF
Mark W Sonderup, Richard J Hift 285-286
Increased visibility and discoverability of South African health-related research PDF
S Veldsman, W Gevers 287


High prevalence of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Heather Whitehorn, Mkhonzeni Sibanda, Miguel Lacerda, Timothy Spracklen, Lebogang Ramma, Sameera Dalvie, Raj Ramesar 288-291
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors v. angiotensin receptor blockers in the management of hypertension: A funder’s perspective PDF
J L Makkink, O B W Greeff 292-294
Mammographic screening for breast cancer in a resource-restricted environment PDF
Justus P Apffelstaedt, Lisa Dalmayer, Karin Baatjes 294-296
Results of a pilot programme of mammographic breast cancer screening in the Western Cape PDF
Justus P Apffelstaedt, Retha Hattingh, Karin Baatjes, Natalie Wessels 297-298
Community v. non-community assault among adults in Khayelitsha: A case count and comparison of injury severity PDF
Sheron Forgus, Wim Delva, Christine Hauptfleisch, Srinivasan Govender, Julia Blitz 299-301
Self-induction of abortion among women accessing second-trimester abortion services in the public sector, Western Cape Province, South Africa: An exploratory study PDF
Deborah Constant, Daniel Grossman, Naomi Lince, Jane Harries 302-305
Hepatitis B and HIV co-infection in pregnant women: Indication for routine antenatal hepatitis B virus screening in a high HIV prevalence setting PDF
Natasha V Thumbiran, Dhayendre Moodley, Raveen Parboosing, Pravi Moodley 307-309

Continuing Medical Education

Transition from child- to adult-orientated care for children with long-term health conditions: A process, not an event PDF
Anthony Westwood, Nelleke Langerak, Graham Fieggen 310-313
The orthopaedic management of myelomeningocele PDF
Anria Horn, Stewart Dix-Peek, Stewart Mears, Eduard Hoffman 314
Hydrocephalus in spina bifida PDF
Tiago Morgado, Anthony Figaji 315
Occult spinal dysraphism PDF
Ncedele Mankahla, Anthony Figaji 316
Beyond the operating theatre: Long-term quality of life in spina bifida PDF
Z Toefy 317
The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Priorities in developing countries PDF
Lieven Bauwens 318


CPD Questionnaire PDF