Vol 105, No 9 (2015)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Ebola: Lessons learned PDF
Rosie Burton 698-699

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 700-701


Rural district hospitals – essential cogs in the district health system – and primary healthcare re-engineering PDF
Martin Bac, Jannie Hugo 702
Use of the Mentzer index will assist in early diagnosis of iron deficiency in South African children PDF
D Lawrie, D K Glencross 702-703
HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in South Africa – still a problem PDF PDF
Keikotlhae Gomolemo Koodibetse 703


Contested PMB amendments – ‘funders the chief beneficiaries’ PDF
Inept drug supply management causing stock-outs PDF
‘Populist politicians’ take aim at ‘soft-target’ doctors PDF


Nososcomial transmission of viral haemorrhagic fever in South Africa PDF
Guy A Richards 709-712
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in South African children following the measles outbreak between 2009 and 2011 PDF
Edward Kija, Alvin Ndondo, Graeme Spittal, Diana R Hardie, Brian Eley, Jo M Wilmshurst 713-718
A human perspective on body donation: A case study from a psychosocial perspective PDF
Clare Manicom 719-720
Endoscopic lung volume reduction in severe emphysema PDF
Coenraad Frederik N Koegelenberg, Johan Theron, J W Bruwer, Brian W Allwood, Morné J Vorster, Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Keertan Dheda 721-723
Implementation of electronic scripts in South Africa PDF
Karen du Toit, Sarisha Naicker, Johannes Bodenstein 724-725
Recommendations for the use of bronchial thermoplasty in the management of severe asthma PDF
Keertan Dheda, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Aliasgar Esmail, Elvis Irusen, Michael Wechsler, Rob M Niven, Eric D Bateman, Kian Fan Chung 726-732
Recommendations for the anticoagulation of pregnant patients with mechanical heart valves PDF
Elise Schapkaitz, Barry Frank Jacobson, Pravin Manga, Rufaro Saeed Chitsike, Estee Benade, Sylvia Haas, Harry R Buller 733-738


National Health Insurance in South Africa: Relevance of a national priority-setting agency PDF
Karen J Hofman, Shelley McGee, Kalipso Chalkidou, Sripen Tantivess, Anthony J Culyer 739-740
Reforming South Africa’s procedures for granting patents to improve medicine access PDF
Catherine Tomlinson, John Ashmore, Anele Yawa, Julia Hill 741-743
South African Guidelines Excellence (SAGE): Clinical practice guidelines - quality and credibility PDF
Shingai Machingaidze, Tamara Kredo, Quinette Louw, Taryn Young, Karen Grimmer 743-745
Gender and sexual diversity - changing paradigms in an ever-changing world PDF
Michael Sean Pepper 746-747


Antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isolated from patients with bloodstream infections at a tertiary care hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo PDF
Leonid M Irenge, Landry Kabego, Faustin B Kinunu, Moise Itongwa, Prudence N Mitangala, Jean-Luc Gala, Raphael B Chirimwami 752-755
The role of point-of-care blood testing for ketones in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis PDF
Ankia Coetzee, Mariza Hoffmann, Brynne Ascott-Evans 756-759
Reproductive knowledge and use of contraception among women with diabetes PDF
Ayesha Osman, Anne Hoffman, Shane Moore, Zephne Van der Spuy 760-764
Time to implement 9-month infant HIV testing in South Africa PDF
Lee Fairlie, Caitlin Anna Madevu-Matson, Vivian Black, Gayle G Sherman 765-768
Pharmacological treatment of painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy PDF
Prinisha Pillay, Antonia L Wadley, Catherine L Cherry, Alan S Karstaedt, Peter R Kamerman 769-772
Bone marrow aspirate microscopy v. bone marrow trephine biopsy microscopy for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection PDF
Qanita Sedick, Jennifer Vaughan, Pheeha Tebogo, Nazeer A Alli 773-775
Codeine misuse and dependence in South Africa – learning from substance abuse treatment admissions PDF
S Dada, N Harker Burnhams, M C van Hout, C D H Parry 776-779
Affordable moisturisers are effective in atopic eczema: A randomised controlled trial PDF
C Hlela, N Lunjani, F Gumedze, B Kakande, N P Khumalo 780-784


Viral haemorrhagic fevers in South Africa PDF
Guy A Richards, Jacqueline Weyer, Lucille Blumberg 748-751

Continuing Medical Education

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in South Africa: Under-recognised and undertreated PDF
B Allwood, R N van Zyl-Smit 785
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – diagnosis and classification of severity PDF
P J Viviers, R N van Zyl-Smit 786
Pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An African perspective PDF
B Allwood, G Calligaro 789
Non-pharmacological management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF
S Abraham, G Symons 789
Pharmacological management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF
E Shaddock, G Richards 790
Lung volume reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF
M J Vorster, C F N Koegelenberg 791
Five tips for good office spirometry PDF
D M Maree 791


CPD questionnaire PDF