Vol 104, No 6 (2014)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Medical marijuana and beyond PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 387

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 388


Importance of shielding blood donors from harm PDF
Eric Klug, Marek Gebka, Farrel Hellig, Michael Alison, Barbara Townsend, Vaman Naidoo 389
Are all fish oil supplements safe during pregnancy? PDF
Maretha Opperman, Spinnler Benade 389-390
A meaningful and sustainable outreach programme in southern Gauteng PDF
Ken Robert L Huddle, G Chita, S Naicker 390


E Cape illegal immune-booster given ‘false’ approval – officials suspended PDF
SAMA grasps the racial nettle, winning huge majority vote PDF
Netcare – KPMG breached client privilege to boost Competitions Commissions probe PDF


Christian George Albertyn PDF
Lynda Albertyn-Cross 397

Book reviews

273 Amazing Days: The Story of Life Before Birth. By Peter Folb. AuthorHouse UK, 2014. ISBN (paperback) 978-1 4918-8814-8; ISBN (ebook) 978-1-4918-8815-5 PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 398
Across the Wide Zambezi: A Doctor’s Life in Africa. By Warren Durrant. London: PublishNation, 2013. ISBN 978-1-291-44343-1 PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 398


Legalising medical use of cannabis in South Africa: Is the empirical evidence sufficient to support policy shifts in this direction? PDF
Charles D H Parry, Bronwyn J Myers 399-400
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: A fulminant syndrome associated with multiorgan failure and high mortality that frequently masquerades as sepsis and shock PDF
Brendon Price, Jennifer Lines, Dorothy Lewis, Nicole Holland 401-406
'Urban insight’: is eye care neglect the exception or the rule? PDF
Angela Mathee, Ansunel de la Rey, Andre Swart, Sophie Plagerson, Nisha Naicker 407-408
Additive manufacturing: From implants to organs PDF
Tania S Douglas 408-409


A reflection on the South African Medical Association – past, present and future PDF
Mzukisi Grootboom, Mark Sonderup 410-411
A putative founder effect for Parkinson’s disease in South African Afrikaners PDF
Jonathan Carr, Riaan van Coller 411-412


Identification of a common founder couple for 40 South African Afrikaner families with Parkinson’s disease PDF
Gerhard Geldenhuys, Brigitte Glanzmann, Debbie Lombard, Sihaam Boolay, Jonathan Carr, Soraya Bardien 413-419
No evidence for association of insulin receptor substrate-1 Gly972Arg variant with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a mixed-ancestry population of South Africa PDF
Zelda Vergotine, Andre Pascal Kengne, Rajiv Timothy Erasmus, Tandi Edith Matsha 420-423
The prevalence of hypotension and hypoxaemia in blunt traumatic brain injury in the prehospital setting of Johannesburg, South Africa: A retrospective chart review PDF
W Stassen, T Welzel 424-427
Setting ART initiation targets in response to changing guidelines: The importance of addressing both steady-state and backlog PDF
Catherine Martin, Nicolette P Naidoo, W D Francois Venter, Ambereen Jaffer, Pierre M Barker 428-430
Paediatric otitis media at a primary healthcare clinic in South Africa PDF
L Biagio, D W Swanepoel, C Laurent, T Lundberg 431-435
Tick-box admission forms improve the quality of documentation of surgical emergencies, but have limited impact on clinical behaviour PDF
Grant L Laing, J L Bruce, Damian Luiz Clarke 435-438

Continuing Medical Education

Sexual health in the South African context PDF
Megan M Campbell, Dan J Stein 439
Sexual dysfunction: A systematic review of South African research PDF
Megan Michele Campbell, Dan J Stein 440
An integrative treatment model for patients with sexual dysfunctions PDF
P Ramlachan, M M Campbell 445
Female sexual dysfunction PDF
Ros Boa 446
Male sexual dysfunction PDF
P Ramlachan, M M Campbell 447
Hypersexual disorder in general practice PDF
M M Campbell, D J Stein 448
Transgender issues in South Africa, with particular reference to the Groote Schuur Hospital Transgender Unit PDF
D Wilson, A Marais, A De Villiers, R Addinall, M M Campbell, The Transgender Unit 449
Sexual function and ageing PDF
L Geffen 450


CPD questionnaire PDF