Vol 104, No 8 (2014)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Climate change, human health and the role of environmental health practitioners PDF HTML
Caradee Y Wright, Angela Mathee, Rebecca M Garland 518-519

From the Editor

Mission unstoppable? – the full empowerment of women PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 517

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF HTML
Janet Seggie 520


Time to stop preventable deaths from unsterile traditional male circumcision practices PDF
Leickness Simbayi, Olive Shisana, Geoffrey Setswe, Glenda Gray, Francois Venter, Daniel J Ncayiyana, Thomas Rehle 521
Mammography reporting at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Richard Pitcher, Jan Lotz, Christelle Ackermann, Asif Bagadia, Razaan Davis, Anne-Marie du Plessis, Stephanie Griffith-Richards, Retha Hattingh, Georg Wagener 521
HPV vaccine: Why the rush? PDF
Louis-Jacques Jean van Bogaert 521-522
HPV vaccine: Can we afford to hesitate? PDF
Karin Louise Richter, Greta Dreyer, Barend Gerhardus Lindeque, Marthinus Hendrik Botha 522-523
GeneXpert TB 8: A point-of-care diagnostic pilot PDF
Philip Smith, Anna van Esch, Melissa Wallace, Robin Wood, Linda-Gail Bekker 524
Professional competence in South Africa PDF HTML
Johan Fagan, Gerhard Lindeque, Solly Benatar 524


TB: the tap’s down a notch – but the water’s polluted PDF HTML
Defusing the new drug-resistant TB time bomb PDF
Timing their moves, healthcare bodies scrub up for a dust-up PDF HTML
Patient lost in the private healthcare mix – Broomberg PDF HTML HTML


Boet Dommisse PDF
Lynette Denny 536

Book reviews

Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away. By Maria Phalime. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2014. ISBN 9780624057604 PDF
Dawn Garisch 535-536


South African Menopause Society revised consensus position statement on menopausal hormone therapy, 2014 PDF
Franco Guidozzi, A Alperstein, J S Bagratee, P Dalmeyer, M Davey, T J de Villiers, S Hirschowitz, T Kopenhager, S P Moodley, P Roos, A Shaw, O Shimange, T Smith, C Thomas, J Titus, Z van der Spuy, J van Waart 537-543
Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa PDF
Ahmad F Haeri Mazanderani, Nicolette M du Plessis, Janet Lumb, Ute D Feucht, Marcelle Myburgh, Simnikiwe H Mayaphi, Molebogeng R Lekalakala, De Wet Swanepoel, Hellen Georgakis, Theunis Avenant 544-549
Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa: Legislation explored PDF
Melany Leonie Hendricks 550-552
Overturning refusal of a hospital to terminate life support for a brain-dead mother until the fetus was born: What is the law in South Africa? PDF
David Jan McQuoid-Mason 553-554


Ebola virus disease in West Africa – an unprecedented outbreak PDF
Jacqueline Weyer, Lucille Hellen Blumberg, Janusz T Paweska 555-556
Intimate partner violence: How should health systems respond? PDF
Kate Rees, Virginia Zweigenthal, Kate Joyner 556-557
Professionalism is key in providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex South Africans PDF
Alexandra Muller 558-559
Time to reduce CD4+ monitoring for the management of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals PDF
Wendy Susan Stevens, Nathan Ford 559-560
From informed consent to shared decision-making PDF
Howard Manyonga, Graham Howarth, Mark Dinwoodie, Paul Nisselle, Sarah Whitehouse 561-562


National sentinel site surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in South Africa, 2010 - 2012 PDF
Olga Perovic, Ashika Singh-Moodley, Adriano Dusé, Colleen Bamford, G Elliott, Khine Swe Swe-Han, Ranmini Kularatne, Warren Lowman, Andrew Whitelaw, Trusha Nana, Jeanette Wadula, Ruth Lekalakala, Adrienne Saif, Melony Fortuin De-Smit, Else Marais 563-568
A cross-sectional analytical study of geophagia practices and blood metal concentrations in pregnant women in Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
Angela Mathee, Nisha Naicker, Tahira Kootbodien, Tshepo Mahuma, Palesa Nkomo, Inakshi Naik, Thea De Wet 568-573
Loss of detectability and indeterminate results: Challenges facing HIV infant diagnosis in South Africa’s expanding ART programme PDF
Ahmad F Haeri Mazanderani, Nicolette Marie du Plessis, Winifred Nancy Thomas, Elizabeth Venter, Theunis Avenant 574-577


CPD questionnaire PDF

Continuing Medical Education

Climate change: One of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century PDF
C Y Wright, M Norval 578
Human health impacts in a changing South African climate PDF
C Y Wright, R M Garland, M Norval, C Vogel 579-582
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa: Convergence with tuberculosis, socioecological vulnerability, and climate change patterns PDF
A Abayomi, M N Cowan 583
National policy response to climate change in South Africa PDF
R M Garland 584
Socially, politically and economically mediated health effects of climate change: Possible consequences for Africa PDF
D C Bowles, C D Butler 585
Climate change and occupational health: A South African perspective PDF
T Kjellstrom, B Lemke, O Hyatt, M Otto 586
Abstracts PDF
B Farham 587