Vol 105, No 10 (2015)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Data → information → knowledge → wisdom: When is South Africa going to get her act together? PDF
Janet Seggie 795

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Emma Buchanan 796-797


Zolpidem and restoration of consciousness – fact or fiction? PDF
André Venter 798


Rendering a dangerous healthcare ocean safer PDF
Euthanasia in SA – sacrificing one to render many vulnerable? PDF
Man impaled on crowbar saved by hospital trauma team PDF


Non-typhoidal Salmonella infections in HIV-positive adults PDF
Evette L Subramoney 805-807
Indications for the use of bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma PDF
Keertan Dheda, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Aliasgar Esmail, Elvis Irusen, Michael Wechsler, Rob M Niven, Kian Fan Chung, Eric D Bateman 808-809
Recommendations for the use of endoscopic lung volume reduction in South Africa: Role in the treatment of emphysema PDF
Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Johan Theron, Keertan Dheda, Willie Bruwer, Brian Allwood, Morné Vorster, Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Pallav Shah, Felix Herth 810-815


Geography should be taught at medical school PDF
Shaheem de Vries, Heike Geduld 816


Impact of transthoracic echocardiography at district hospital level PDF
W F Bedeker, A S Lachman, M Borkum, D Hellenberg, C S Cupido 817-822
The wrong and wounding road: Paediatric polytrauma admitted to a level 1 trauma intensive care unit over a 5-year period PDF
Natasha Naidoo, David J J Muckart 823-826
Interpersonal violence as a major contributor towards the skewed burden of trauma in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Carolyn Lewis, Darryl Wood 827-830
The epidemiology of major incidents in the Western Cape Province, South Africa PDF
Daniël Jacobus van Hoving, Hendrick J Lategan, Lee Allen Wallis, Wayne Patrick Smith 831-834
Epidemiology of acute spinal cord injuries in the Groote Schuur Hospital Acute Spinal Cord Injury (GSH ASCI) Unit, Cape Town, South Africa, over the past 11 years PDF
Johan Sothmann, Juliette Stander, Nicolas Kruger, Robert Dunn 835-839
Meeting national response time targets for priority 1 incidents in an urban emergency medical services system in South Africa: More ambulances won’t help PDF
Christopher Stein, Lee Wallis, Olufemi Adetunji 840-844
The appropriateness of emergency medical service responses in the eThekwini district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
P R Newton, R Naidoo, P Brysiewicz 844-847
A 10-year review of fatal community assault cases at a regional forensic pathology facility in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Celeste Ingrid Herbst, Marianne Tiemensma, Shabir Ahmed Wadee 848-852
A review of primary and secondary burn services in the Western Cape, South Africa PDF
H Rode, A D Rogers, A Numanoglu, L Wallis, R Allgaier, L Laflamme, M Hasselberg, L Blom, R Duvenage 852-857
Self-expanding metal stent placement for oesophageal cancer without fluoroscopy is safe and effective PDF
Morgie Govender, Colleen Aldous, Lucien Ferndale, Sandie R Thomson, Damian Luiz Clarke 858-861
Pulmonary tuberculosis in a South African regional emergency centre: Can infection control be improved to lower the risk of nosocomial transmission? PDF
Helen Casey, Anne Smith, Lucy Parker, Matthew Dipper, Trevor Gould 862-865
Prenatal BoBsTM in the cytogenetic analysis of products of spontaneous miscarriage PDF
Sarah Mellali, Khadidja Haoud, Laetitia Gouas, Meghit Boumediene Khaled, Philippe Vago, Soraya Moulessehoul 870-873
Prevalence of breast tuberculosis: Retrospective analysis of 65 patients attending a tertiary hospital in Durban, South Africa PDF
Dibuseng P Ramaema, Ines Buccimazza, Richard J Hift 866-869


CPD questionnaire PDF

Continuing Medical Education

A variety of conditions PDF
Bridget Farham 874
Bacillary angiomatosis: A rare finding in the setting of antiretroviral drugs PDF
Matamela Chasney Madua 874
Basedow paraplegia: A possible misnomer PDF
Lizl Smith, Tanja Kemp, Cornelis H van der Meyden, Lara-Maria Schutte 875
Cryptococcal laryngitis: An uncommon presentation of a common pathogen PDF
Yahya Atiya, S Dipuo Masege 875
Efavirenz as a cause of ataxia in children PDF
Marc P K Hauptfleisch, David Paul Moore, John L Rodda 876
The real value of endobronchial ultrasound PDF
Morné Johan Vorster, Pawel Tomasz Schubert, Coenraad Frederik Nicolaas Koegelenberg 876
False-negative HIV-1 polymerase chain reaction in a 15-month-old boy with HIV-1 subtype C infection PDF
Regina Oladokun, Stephen Korsman, Nonkululeko Ndabambi, Nei-yuan Hsiao, Lucia Hans, Carolyn Williamson, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Brian Eley 877
Delayed presentation and diagnosis of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma in pregnancy PDF
Coceka Nandipha Mnyani, Jennifer Coryn Hull, Mbaliso Buntu Mbakaza, Ahmed Omar Ali Krim, Ermos Nicolaou 877
Kounis syndrome PDF
Pat Mahungwane Ntuli, Edson Makambwa 878