Vol 107, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Climate change - no denial PDF
B Farham 3

Guest Editorial

A novel blood test for tuberculosis prevention and treatment PDF
A Penn-Nicholson, T J Scriba, M Hatherill, R G White, T Sumner 4-5


Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in South Africa PDF
J J Fagan, J Wetter, C Joseph, B Donde 6
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in South Africa PDF
C A Joseph 7
Cost considerations in determining the affordability of adjuvant trastuzumab in breast cancer PDF
M Sereda, R P Abratt 8-9
Cost considerations in determining the affordability of adjuvant trastuzumab in breast cancer PDF
W Szpak, R P Abratt 10-11
Yes, we can eradicate tuberculosis in South Africa PDF
W Shasha 12
From an exasperated pathologist PDF
R D Mohanlal 13


30 days in medicine PDF


Steve Lawn PDF
L-G Bekker, R Wood 16
Pieter Stephanus Bothma PDF
P-S Bothma 17
Theo Berkowitz PDF
L Berkowitz 18


Missed opportunities for circumcising boys PDF
P Millard, N Goldstuck 19
South Africa's salt reduction strategy: Are we on track, and what lies ahead? PDF
J Webster, C Crickmore, K Charlton, K Steyn, E Wentzel-Viljoen, P Naidoo 20-21

Continuing Medical Education

Anaemia (part 1) PDF
N Alli 22
Anaemia: Approach to diagnosis PDF
N Alli, J Vaughan, M Patel 23-27

In Practice

Cutting the cost of South African antiretroviral therapy using newer, safer drugs PDF
W F Venter, B Kaiser, Y Pillay, F Conradie, G B Gomez, P Clayden, M Matsolo, C Amole, L Rutter, F Abdullah, E J Abrams, C P Casas, M Barnhart, A Pillay, A Pozniak, A Hill, L Fairlie, M Boffito, M Moorhouse, M Chersich, C Serenata, J Quevedo, G Loots 28-30
Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia rettgeri in a tertiary hospital PDF
V S Tshisevhe, M R Lekalakala, N Tshuma, S Janse van Rensburg, N Mbelle 31-33
Tackling the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement (COP 21): Green leadership empowers public hospitals to overcome obstacles and challenges in a resource-constrained environment PDF
E Weimann, B Patel 34-38
The National Health Insurance, the decentralised clinical training platform, and specialist outreach PDF
R I Caldwell, C Aldous 39-40
The intraocular CD4/CD8 ratio in a black South African patient with Behçet’s disease uveitis PDF
A Makgotloe 41-42
Pulmonary nocardiosis caused by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum in an adult asthmatic female patient: The presence of acid-fast branching filaments is always significant PDF
A Mahgoub, S A Gumaa, M R P Joseph, M S Saleh, A H A Elsheikh, A I Elkhalifa, E Elhaj, R R M Salih, M E Hamid 43-45


Classifying snakebite in South Africa: Validating a scoring system PDF
Darryl Wood, B Sartorius, R Hift 46-51
Immunisation coverage in the rural Eastern Cape – are we getting the basics of primary care right? Results from a longitudinal prospective cohort study PDF
K le Roux, O Akin-Olugbade, L S Katzen, C Laurenzi, N Mercer, M Tomlinson, M J Rotheram-Borus 52-55
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infection in hospitalised South African children: Which method performs best? PDF
A Dramowski, M F Cotton, A Whitelaw 56-63
Retinopathy of prematurity in a cohort of neonates at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Q Keraan, C Tinley, A Horn, T Pollock, J Steffen, Y Joolay 64-69
Characteristics and outcome of long-stay patients in a paediatric intensive care unit in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
T L Nupen, A C Argent, B Morrow 70-75
Supernumerary registrar experience at the University of Cape Town, South Africa PDF
S Peer, S A Burrows, N Mankahla, J J Fagan 76-79
A novel FKRP-related muscular dystrophy founder mutation in South African Afrikaner patients with a phenotype suggestive of a dystrophinopathy PDF
M M Mudau, F Essop, A Krause 80-82
Primary cutaneous malignancies in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa: A retrospective histopathological review PDF
K York, N C Dlova, C Y Wright, N P Khumalo, P E Kellett, R Kassanjee, A Mosam 83-88


CPD questionnaire PDF