Vol 106, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Collaboration is key to strengthening surgical research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa PDF
Richard Trafford Spence, Eugenio Panieri, Sarah L Rayne, Ewen Munro Harrison, Aneel Amir Bhangu, James Edward Fitzgerald 125-126

Editor's choice

Ed's Choice PDF
Janet Seggie 127-128


Difficult tracheal tube insertion PDF
Zahid Hussain Khan, Farhad Tavakoli 129
Who will guard the guards? Medical leadership and conflict of interest in South African healthcare PDF
Raymond Pierre Abratt 129
UCT class of 2000 reunion PDF
Paula Diab, Angela Dramowski, Nienke van Schaik 129-130


Managing the fiscal beast – admin-to-clinician ratio now 3:1 PDF
Consciously cutting to the bone of SA’s surgical/anaesthetic delivery PDF


Surgery and anaesthesia in the South African context: Looking forward PDF
N Patel, M Peffer, A Leusink, N Singh, M Smith 135-136
Data mining and biological sample exportation from South Africa: A new wave of bioexploitation under the guise of clinical care? PDF
Ciara Staunton, Keymanthri Moodley 136-138
Implications of direct-to-consumer whole-exome sequencing in South Africa PDF
Zané Lombard, Fiona Baine, Amanda Krause, Anneline Lochan, Shelley Macualay, Careni Spencer, Colleen Aldous, Jantina de Vries, Karen Fieggen, Bertram Henderson, Eileen Hoal, Craig Kinnear, Noelene Kinsley, Alison September, Michael Urban, Himla Soodyall, Michael Pepper, Michele Ramsay 139-140
Challenging the cost of clinical negligence PDF
Graham Howarth, Emma Hallinan 141-142

Continuing Medical Education

Cardiovascular medicine in primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa: Minimum standards for practice (part 2) PDF
Gboyega Ogunbanjo, Ntobeko A B Ntusi 143-144
An approach to a patient with infective endocarditis PDF
Jens Hitzeroth, Nazlea Beckett, Patrick Ntuli 145-150
An approach to the patient with suspected pericardial disease PDF
Charles G Kyriakakis, Bongani M Mayosi, Elma de Vries, Abdul Isaacs, Anton F Doubell 151-155

In Practice

An effective approach to chronic kidney disease in South Africa PDF
Mohammed Rafique Moosa, Anthony M Meyers, Errol Gottlich, Sarala Naicker 156-159
The decolonialisation of medicine in South Africa: Threat or opportunity? PDF
Malcolm de Roubaix 159-161
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus presenting with psychiatric symptoms PDF
E Groenewald, J Alexander Joska, S Rothemeyer 162


A multicentre evaluation of emergency abdominal surgery in South Africa: Results from the GlobalSurg-1 South Africa study PDF
Richard Trafford Spence, Eugenio Panieri, Sarah Louise Rayne 163-168
South African surgical registrar perceptions of the research project component of training: Hope for the future? PDF
Nirav Patel, Poobalan Naidoo, Martin Smith, Jerome Loveland, Theshni Govender, Juan Klopper 169-171
Favourable outcomes for the first 10 years of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
June Fabian, Heather Maher, Alison Bentley, Petra Gaylard, Kim Crymble, Belinda Rossi, Lou Aucamp, Errol Gottlich, Jerome Loveland, J Rene Botha, Jean Botha, Russell Britz 172-176
Factors determining clinical outcomes in intussusception in the developing world: Experience from Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
C Carapinha, M Truter, A Bentley, A Welthagen, J Loveland 177-180
Are central hospitals ready for National Health Insurance? ICD coding quality from an electronic patient discharge record for clinicians PDF
Robin Edgar Dyers, Juliet Evans, Grant Alex Ward, Shane du Plooy, Hassan Mahomed 181-185
Burn surgeons in South Africa: A rare species PDF
Nikki Leigh Allorto, Simone Zoepke, Damian L Clarke, Heinz Rode 186-188
Mortality in paediatric burns victims: A retrospective review from 2009 to 2012 in a single centre PDF
Ben Jugmohan, Jerome Loveland, Linda Doedens, Rachel L Moore, Ansie Welthagen, Christopher James Westgarth-Taylor 189-192
Validating homicide rates in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Findings from the 2009 Injury Mortality Survey PDF
M Prinsloo, R Matzopoulos, R Laubscher, J Myers, D Bradshaw 193-195
Empirical antimicrobial therapy for probable v. directed therapy for possible ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically injured patients PDF
Yogandree Ramsamy, David James Jackson Muckart, John L Bruce, Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Khine Swe Swe Han, Koleka Patience Mlisana 196-200
An analysis of patients transported by a private helicopter emergency medical service in South Africa PDF
Dagmar Muhlbauer, Raveen Naidoo, Timothy C Hardcastle 201-205
Treatment and outcome of unusual animal bite injuries in young children PDF
Peter de Klerk, Monique van Dijk, A B van As 206-209
Thrombocytopenia during pregnancy in women with HIV infection receiving no treatment PDF
H M Sebitloane 210-213
Which test is best for diagnosing peanut allergy in South African children with atopic dermatitis? PDF
Claudia Liesel Gray, Michael E Levin, George du Toit 214-220


CPD questionnaire PDF