Vol 105, No 6 (2015)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

A good complaints system PDF
Graham Howarth, John Tiernan, Gareth Gillespie, Pieter Carstens 425-426

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 427-428


Patient satisfaction with emergency departments PDF
Z Mahomed, L Wallis, F Motara 429


Stellenbosch University: Africa’s first WHO Bioethics Collaborating Centre PDF
Healthcare workers baulk at caring for contagious patients PDF
Judge nudges dormant euthanasia draft law PDF
The Fabricius decision on the Stransham-Ford case – an enlightened step in the right direction PDF
Robotic computer system develops high-skill ‘technosurgeons’ PDF


Management of pulmonary hypertension PDF
Mohammed Rafique Essop, Nazzereno Galie, David B Badesch, Umesh Lalloo, Achter Goolam Mahomed, Datshana P Naidoo, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Paul G Williams 437-439
Rural district hospitals – essential cogs in the district health system – and primary healthcare re-engineering PDF
Karl Willem du Pré le Roux, Ian Couper 440-441
Encephalopathy after persistent vomiting: Three cases of non-alcohol-related Wernicke’s encephalopathy PDF
Katherine Antel, Nevadna Singh, Briony Chisholm, Jeannine M Heckmann 442-443
A bedside system for clinical grading of parotid gland enlargement PDF
Mashudu Tshifularo 444-445
Reflections of a Retiree: 40 years in Public Service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital PDF
Ken Robert Huddle 446-450


Minimising the ‘cost’ of laparoscopic cholecystectomy PDF
Sandie R Thomson, Martin D Smith 451-452
The management of burns begins at home
Darryl Wood 452
Paediatric dental sedation: Will your child return home unharmed? PDF
B J S Diedericks 453


A cost analysis of operative repair of major laparoscopic bile duct injuries PDF
Stefan Hofmeyr, Jake E J Krige, Philippus C Bornman, Steve J Beningfield 454-457
Prehospital cooling of severe burns: Experience of the Emergency Department at Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Daniel Fiandeiro, Janeshree Govindsamy, Roshen Chathram Maharaj 457-460
Paediatric dental chair sedation: An audit of current practice in Gauteng, South Africa
Faizal Bham, Helen Perrie, Juan Scribante, Clover-Ann Lee 461-464
The South African Surgical Outcomes Study: A 7-day prospective observational cohort study PDF
Bruce Mark Biccard, Thandinkosi E Madiba, on behalf of the South African Surgical Outcomes Study investigators 465-475
The impact of acute preoperative beta-blockade on perioperative cardiac morbidity and all-cause mortality in hypertensive South African vascular surgery patients PDF
Y Moodley, B M Biccard 476-479
Granulomas at initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease signal a poor outcome PDF
Gillian Ann Watermeyer, Sandie R Thomson 480-483
Waiting times for prostate cancer diagnosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
K Singh, E H Abdel Goad, S S Ramklass 484-486
The appropriateness of preoperative blood testing: A retrospective evaluation and cost analysis PDF
H E Buley, D Bishop, R Rodseth 487-490
Analysis of referrals and triage patterns in a South African metropolitan adult intensive care service PDF
Katherine Gordon, Nikki Allorto, Robert Wise 491-495
Outcomes of vitrectomy for advanced diabetic retinopathy at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
James Clarke Rice, Jonel Steffen 496-499

Continuing Medical Education

Trauma care – the Eastern Cape story PDF
J John, W Matshoba 500
Introduction to algorithms for managing the common trauma patient PDF
L Wallis 501
Algorithms for managing the common trauma patient PDF
J John 502-507


CPD questionnaire PDF