Vol 106, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Using mobile technology to improve maternal, child and youth health and treatment of HIV patients PDF
Joanne Elizabeth Peter, Peter Barron, Yogan Pillay 3-4

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 5-6


Long-awaited autonomy in sight for SA’s doctors PDF
High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs PDF
Basson’s private ECG tutoring sets pulses racing PDF

Book reviews

Being Mortal – Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End. By Atul Gawande. Newton, MA: Wellcome Collection, 2014. ISBN 978-1-84668-582-8 PDF
David John Eedes 13


South African Guideline Excellence (SAGE): What’s in a name? PDF
Tamara Kredo, Shingai Machingaidze, Quinette Louw, Taryn Young, Karen Grimmer 18-20
Understanding healthcare and population mobility in southern Africa: The case of South Africa PDF
Helen L Walls, Jo Vearey, Moeketsi Modisenyane, Candice M Chetty-Makkan, Salome Charalambous, Richard D Smith, Johanna Hanefeld 14-15
The poverty of the concept of ‘poverty eradication’ PDF
Solly Robert Benatar 16-17
Acute heart failure: Can modern therapy delay or prevent death? PDF
Lionel Opie, Gaurang Deshpande 20

Continuing Medical Education

Cardiovascular medicine in primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa: Minimum standards for practice (part 1) PDF
Gboyega Ogunbanjo, Ntobeko A B Ntusi 21-22
Heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: A clinical approach PDF
Sarah Kraus, Gboyega Ogunbanjo, Karen Sliwa, Ntobeko A B Ntusi 23-31
Dyspnoea: Pathophysiology and a clinical approach PDF
Cecilia B I Coccia, Gregori H Palkowski, Beverley Schweitzer, Tshepo Motsohi, Ntobeko Ntusi 32-36
An approach to the young hypertensive patient PDF
Phetho Mangena, Sadick Saban, Kefilwe Hlabyago, Brian Rayner 36-38
An approach to the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease PDF
Blanche J Cupido, Ferande Peters, Ntobeko A B Ntusi 39-42


Targeting composite treatment of type 2 diabetes in middle-income countries – walking a tightrope between hyperglycaemia and the dangers of hypoglycaemia PDF
Jeffrey Wing, Daksha Jivan 57-61

In Practice

Red meat, processed meat and cancer in South Africa PDF
Daniela Cristina Stefan 43


The impact of an electronic clinical decision support for pulmonary embolism imaging on the efficiency of computed tomography pulmonary angiography utilisation in a resource-limited setting PDF
C Murthy, R Davis, C F N Koegelenberg, E M Irusen, R D Pitcher 62-64
The relationship between stunting and overweight among children from South Africa: Secondary analysis of the National Food Consumption Survey – Fortification Baseline I PDF
Elizabeth A Symington, Gerda J Gericke, Johanna H Nel, Demetre Labadarios 65-69
South African medical schools: Current state of selection criteria and medical students’ demographic profile PDF
L J van der Merwe, G J van Zyl, A St Clair Gibson, M Viljoen, J E Iputo, M Mammen, W Chitha, A M Perez, N Hartman, S Fonn, L Green-Thompson, O A Ayo-Ysuf, G C Botha, D Manning, S J Botha, R Hift, P Retief, B B van Heerden, J Volmink 76-81
Implementation of a new ‘community’ laboratory CD4 service in a rural health district in South Africa extends laboratory services and substantially improves local reporting turnaround time PDF
L M Coetzee, N Cassim, D K Glencross 82-87
HLA typing: Conventional techniques v. next-generation sequencing PDF
Juanita Mellet, Clive M Gray, Michael S Pepper 88-91
Antenatal screening for hepatitis B virus in HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in the Tshwane district of South Africa PDF
Q Diale, R Pattinson, R Chokoe, L Masenyetse, S Mayaphi 97-100
Prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy in a regional health facility in South Africa PDF
K Tunkyi, J Moodley 101-104


CPD questionnaire PDF


Appropriate indications for positron emission tomography/computed tomography, 2015 PDF
Mariza Vorster, Alexia Doruyter, Anita Brink, Sonto Mkhize, Jen Holness, Nico Malan, Nozipho Nyakale, James M Warwick, Mike Sathekge 105-122