Vol 106, No 4 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Where are we now? PDF
Bridget Farham 314

From the CEO

A new vision for the SAMJ – and a call for papers PDF
Hannah Kikaya 315


Amoxicillin for the secondary prevention of rheumatic fever in children not allergic to penicillin PDF
Ken Sprenger, Medeshni Annamalai, Jeroen van Lobenstein, Ebrahim G M Hoosen 317
The simple bread tag – a menace to society? More warnings in our digital era PDF
Arjan Bastiaan van As, Richard J England, Alp Numanoglu 316


Vaccines: SA’s immunisation programme debunked PDF
PE hospital turmoil: CEO leaves, nurses snore in patient beds PDF
Budget squeeze: Cutting clinicians hurts patients PDF
My advice was evidence based – Noakes PDF


Where are the males? Diversity, proportionality and Health Sciences admissions PDF
David Benatar 323-324
Unpacking the new proposed regulations for South African traditional health practitioners PDF
Renee Anne Street 325-326

Continuing Medical Education

Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and current management PDF
Robin J Green, Heather J Zar 327
Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnostic flow PDF
Debbie A White, Heather J Zar, Shabir A Madhi, Prakash Jeena, Brenda Morrow, Refiloe Masekela, Samuel Risenga, Robin Green 328-329
Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Strategies for management and prevention PDF
Heather J Zar, Shabir A Madhi, Debbie A White, Refiloe Masekela, Samuel Risenga, Humphrey Lewis, Charles Feldman, Brenda Morrow, Prakash Jeena 330-332

In Practice

A call to action: Addressing the reproductive health needs of women with drug-resistant tuberculosis PDF
Kathryn Schnippel, Norbert Ndjeka, Francesca Conradie, Rebecca Berhanu, Zerilda Claasen, Shabir Banoo, Cynthia Firnhaber 333-334
A multifaceted hospital-wide intervention increases hand hygiene compliance PDF PDF
B Patel, H Engelbrecht, H McDonald, V Morris, W Smythe 335-341
Intracranial complications of Serratia marcescens infection in neonates PDF
Ayanda Madide, Johan Smith 342-344
Biofilms associated with bowel necrosis: A newly recognised phenomenon in infants PDF
Giulia Brisighelli, Sharon Cox, Andre Theron, Komala Pillay, Heinz Rode 345-347
A child’s potential claim for negligent misdiagnosis: The case of H v Fetal Assessment Centre PDF
Prinslean Mahery 348-349
The impact of the Medicines Control Council backlog and fast-track review system on access to innovative and new generic and biosimilar medicines of public health importance in South Africa PDF
Henry Martin John Leng, Allyson M Pollock, David Sanders 350-353
Oribital apex syndrome caused by aspergilloma in an immunocompromised patient with cutaneous lymphoma: A case report of a rare entity PDF
Azad Cheko, Suzin Jung, Sarah Teuber-Hanselmann, Abidemi Wasiu Oseni, Anastasios Tsogkas, Martin Scholz, Athanasios K Petridis 354-355
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis: Case report with history of urticaria, petechiae and palpable pinpoint purpura triggered by medical abortion PDF
Lumuli Mbonile 356-358


Where do children die and what are the causes? Under-5 deaths in the Metro West geographical service area of the Western Cape, South Africa, 2011 PDF
Amy Elizabeth Reid, Michael K Hendricks, Pam Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw 359-364
Antiretroviral therapy programme outcomes in Tshwane district, South Africa: A 5-year retrospective study PDF
Nosimilo Mlangeni, Flavia Senkubuge 365-368
Clinician compliance with laboratory monitoring and prescribing guidelines in HIV-1-infected patients receiving tenofovir PDF
Renee de Waal, Karen Cohen, Matthew P Fox, Kathryn Stinson, Gary Maartens, Andrew Boulle, Mary-Ann Davies 369-371
The S’Khokho ‘bushcan’ initiative: Kick a bush and condoms fall out PDF
Jacqueline Pienaar 372-373
Piloting a national laboratory electronic programme status reporting system in Ekurhuleni health district, South Africa PDF
N Cassim, L M Coetzee, D K Glencross 374-377
A deadly combination - HIV and diabetes mellitus: Where are we now? PDF
Somasundram Pillay, Colleen Aldous, Fazleh Mahomed 378-383
The burden of diabetes mellitus in KwaZulu-Natal’s public sector: A 5-year perspective PDF
Somasundram Pillay, Elizabeth Lutge, Colleen Aldous 384-388
Distribution, incidence, prevalence and default of patients with diabetes mellitus accessing public healthcare in the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Nikita Sahadew, Veena S Singaram, Susan Brown 389-393
The other side of surveillance: Monitoring, application, and integration of tuberculosis data to guide and evaluate programme activities in South Africa PDF
L J Podewils, L Bronner Murrison, C Bristow, N Bantubani, L D Mametja 394-398
A randomised controlled trial comparing oxytocin and oxytocin + ergometrine for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage at caesarean section PDF
Sandy Koen, Leon Cornelius Snyman, Robert C Pattinson, Jennifer A Makin 399-402
Evaluating current knowledge of legislation and practice of obstetricians and gynaecologists in the management of fetal remains in South Africa PDF
Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo, Camilla Pickles, Hennie Lombaard 403-406
Socioeconomic factors associated with asthma prevalence and severity among children living in low-income South African communities PDF
Alexa Rachel Yakubovich, Lucie Dale Cluver, Robert Gie 404-412
Parasitaemia and haematological changes in malaria-infected refugees in South Africa PDF
Uchenna E Okafor, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Andrei Bibirigea, Alexandru Irimie, Ciprian Tomuleasa 413-416
Use of the nested polymerase chain reaction for detection of Toxoplasma gondii in slaughterhouse workers in Thika District, Kenya PDF
S K Thiong’o, J M Ichagichu, M Ngotho, G O Aboge, J M Kagira, S M Karanja, N N Maina 417-419


CPD questionnaire PDF