Vol 106, No 8 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

2016 National Rheumatic Fever Week: The status of rheumatic heart disease in South Africa PDF
Bongani M Mayosi 740-741


Advice to health professionals: Use of lignocaine as a diluent to reduce the pain associated with the administration of benzathine penicillin G PDF
Geoffrey Madeira, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Bongani M Mayosi 742
Haemotoxic snakebite in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Eric H Decloedt, Gert J Müller 743
Umbilical hernia in children in a developing country: Does the season have an effect on the occurrence of strangulation? PDF
Gabriel Ngom, Fatou Gassama, Azhar Salim Mohamed, Oumar Ndour 744
Contribution of congenital disorders to under-5 mortality PDF
Helen Louise Malherbe, Colleen Aldous, Arnold L Christianson, David Woods 745


EMS workers struggle in violent election climate PDF
Médecins Sans Frontières moves to protect refugee healthcare PDF
Rape survivor care crisis - mines the worst? PDF
HIV treatment under control – now for sexy prevention? PDF


Devanandan Chetty PDF
Siva Moodley 750

Book reviews

Beyond the Stethoscope: Casebook of a Township Doctor. By Neelan Govender. Durban, South Africa: Rebel Rabble, 2015. 308 pages. ISBN 978-0-620-45640-1 PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 751

Continuing Medical Education

Functional neurosurgery PDF
J M Nico Enslin 752
Surgical management of spasticity PDF
J M Nico Enslin, A Graham Fieggen 753-756
Surgical management of epilepsy PDF
J M Nico Enslin, Sally J Rothemeyer, A Graham Fieggen 757-760

In Practice

Asymptomatic rheumatic heart disease in South African schoolchildren: Implications for addressing chronic health conditions through a school health service PDF
Maylene Shung-King, Liesel Zühlke, Mark E Engel, Bongani M Mayosi 761-762
A successful lifestyle intervention model replicated in diverse clinical settings PDF
Sean Mark, Stefan du Toit, Timothy D Noakes, Kim Nordli, Douwette Coetzee, Michael Makin, Shani van der Spuy, Justin Frey, Jay Wortman 763-766
Severe hypertension in pregnancy: Using dynamic checklists to save lives PDF
Jack Moodley, N C Ngene 767-770
The World Health Organization’s mechanisms for increasing the health sector budget: The South African context PDF
Fouche Hendrik Johannes Venter, Jaqueline Elizabeth Wolfaardt 771-774
Implications of the 2015 World Health Organization isoniazid preventive therapy recommendations on tuberculosis prevention efforts in Namibia PDF
Stella Anne Oloo 775-776
Antifibrinolytic drugs for acute traumatic injury PDF
Michael McCaul, Tamara Kredo 777-778
The microbiome in chronic inflammatory airway disease: A threatened species PDF
Robin John Green, Andre van Niekerk, Ashley C Jeevarathnum, Charles Feldman, Guy A Richards, on behalf of the South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group 779-781
Intravenous glutathione for skin lightening: Inadequate safety data PDF
Lester M Davids, Jennifer C van Wyk, Nonhlanhla P Khumalo 782-786
When may doctors give nurses telephonic treatment instructions? PDF
David Jan McQuoid-Mason 787-788
Cardiogenic shock: A look at acute functional mitral incompetence PDF
F A Steyn, J Vosloo, H Naude, A J Steyn 789-791
Clinical awareness for health care professionals: Fatal encephalopathy complicating persistent vomiting in pregnancy PDF
Nnabuike Chibuoke Ngene, Jack Moodley 792-794
A case of renal cell carcinoma and angiomyolipoma in an adolescent girl PDF
J W Rood, K P Mokhobo 795-796


Evaluation and management of patients referred to a tertiary-level hypertension clinic in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
M S Moosa, L S Kuttschreuter, B L Rayner 797-800
Pan computed tomography for blunt polytrauma: Are we doing too many? PDF
G V Oosthuizen, J L Bruce, W Bekker, N Shangase, G L Laing, D L Clarke 801-803
South African healthcare provider perspectives on transitioning adolescents into adult HIV care PDF
Tiffany H Kung, Melissa L Wallace, Kathryn L Snyder, Victoria K Robson, Tarub S Mabud, Cathy D Kalombo, Linda-Gail Bekker 804-808
Sialendoscopic treatment of recurrent juvenile parotitis: A South African case series PDF
Simon Honnet, Oskar Edkins 809-812
Salvageability of renal function following renal revascularisation in children with Takayasu’s arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis PDF
Patience Ngozi Obiagwu, Priya Gajjar, Mignon McCulloch, Christian Scott, Alp Numanoglu, Peter Nourse 813-816
Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Pre-discharge Screening Implementation for detecting Critical Congenital heart Lesions in newborns in a secondary level maternity hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa: The ‘POPSICLe’ study PDF
A M van Niekerk, R M Cullis, L L Linley, L Zühlke 817-821
Attitudes to female genital mutilation/cutting among male adolescents in Ilorin, Nigeria PDF
Abiodun S Adeniran, Munirdeen A Ijaiya, Adegboyega A Fawole, Olayinka R Balogun, Kikelomo T Adesina, Abdul Waheed O Olatinwo, Adebunmi O Olarinoye, Peace I Adeniran 822-823
A clinical audit of the utilisation of red cell products in elective total hip replacement surgery PDF
Yvonne Grace Peters, Arthur Bird, Greg R M Bellairs, Glenda Mary Davison 824-828


Targeting composite treatment of type 2 diabetes in middle-income countries PDF
Emma Buchanan 829


CPD questionnaire PDF