Vol 105, No 8 (2015)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

SA’s happiness – and misery – index PDF
Janet Seggie 615

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF
Janet Seggie 616-617


Cost awareness on the part of health professionals PDF
Gladness Dakalo Nethathe 618
Myasthenia gravis is a rare but treatable disease PDF
Busi Mombaur, Jeannine M Heckmann 619


‘Changing sides’ – SAMA unionist now Limpopo’s Health MEC PDF
Pain management – the global sound of silence PDF
Snipping away at the HIV pandemic, one foreskin at a time PDF

Book reviews

Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health. By G Dukes, J Braithwaite and J P Moloney. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2014. ISBN 978 178471 361 4
R S Summers 625


Task-shifting from doctors to non-doctors for initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapy PDF
T Kredo, M McCaul, J Volmink 626-627
Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation PDF
M McCaul, T Kredo, J Volmink 627
Anterior chamber paracentesis to improve diagnosis and treatment of infectious uveitis in South Africa PDF
Erik Schaftenaar, Karin A Lecuona, G Seerp Baarsma, Christina Meenken, Georges Verjans, James A McIntyre, Remco P H Peters 628-630
Patient support interventions to improve adherence to drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment: A counselling toolkit PDF
Erika Kirsten Mohr, Jennifer Hughes, Leigh Snyman, Busisiwe Beko, Xoliswa Harmans, Judy Caldwell, Helene Duvivier, Lynne Wilkinson, Vivian Cox 631-634
The first black doctors and their influence in South Africa PDF
Bongani M Mayosi 635-636


Turbo-charging tobacco control in South Africa PDF
Derek Yach, Elle Alexander 637-638
Improving access to antiretrovirals in rural South Africa – a call to action PDF
Andy Gray, Francesca Conradie, Talitha Crowley, Bernhard Gaede, Tinne Gils, Amir Shroufi, Bella Hwang, Desmond Kegakilwe, Jenny Nash, Prinitha Pillay, Stacie C Stende, Francois Venter, Philippa Matthews 638-640


Multimorbidity, control and treatment of non- communicable diseases among primary healthcare attenders in the Western Cape, South Africa PDF
Naomi Folb, Venessa Timmerman, Naomi S Levitt, Krisela Steyn, Max O Bachmann, Crick Lund, Eric D Bateman, Carl Lombard, Thomas A Gaziano, Merrick Zwarenstein, Lara R Fairall 642-647
Prevalence of tobacco use among adults in South Africa: Results from the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey PDF
Priscilla Reddy, Khangelani Zuma, Olive Shisana, Jonas Kim, Ronel Sewpaul 648-655
Carcinogenic nitrosamines in traditional beer as the cause of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in black South Africans PDF
Charles Isaacson, Pride Mothobi, Martin Hale, Lomas Kumar Tomar, Charu Tyagi, Pradeep Kumar, Yahya Essop Choonara, Mario Altini, Viness Pillay 656-658
Do low levels of physical activity in female adolescents cause overweight and obesity? Objectively measured physical activity levels of periurban and rural adolescents PDF
I Cook 659-663
The case for expanding the definition of ‘key populations’ to include high-risk groups in the general population to improve targeted HIV prevention efforts PDF
Olive Shisana, Numpumelelo Zungu, Meredith Evans, Kathryn Risher, Thomas Rehle, David Clementano 664-669
Analysis of K-ras codon 12 and TP53 mutations in patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma PDF
Gulnur Zhunussova, Leyla Djansugurova, Elmira Khussainova, Benazir Zhunusbekova, Georgiy Afonin, Dilyara Khaidarova, M Matejcic, M Iqbal Parker 670-674
Chromosomal radiosensitivity of lymphocytes in South African breast cancer patients of different ethnicity: An indirect measure of cancer susceptibility PDF
F Z Francies, O Herd, X Muller, A Cairns, M Murdoch, M Nietz, J P Slabbert, A Baeyens 675-678
Human papillomavirus genotypes and clinical management of genital warts in women attending a colposcopy clinic in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Shahila Tayib, Bruce Allan, Anna-Lise Williamson, Lynette Denny 679-684
The mental health experiences and needs of methamphetamine users in Cape Town: A mixed-methods study PDF
Melissa H Watt, Bronwyn Myers, Sheri L Towe, Christina S Meade 685-688

Continuing Medical Education

Fits, faints and funny turns PDF
N A B Ntusi 689
An approach to the clinical assessment and management of syncope in adults PDF
N A B Ntusi, C B I Coccia, B J Cupido, A Chin 690-693
An approach to epilepsy PDF
E B Lee-Pan, L Tucker 693
An approach to acute vertigo PDF
K Bateman, C Rogers, E Meyer 694
An approach to balance problems and falls in elderly persons PDF
L de Villiers, S Z Kalula 695


CPD questionnaire PDF