Vol 107, No 3 (2017)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

Improving our understanding of antibiotic resistance: The relevance of surveillance at the population level PDF
P O Bessong, R L Guerrant 167
Rapidly changing mortality profiles in South Africa in its nine provinces PDF
V Pillay-van Wyk, R E Dorrington, D Bradshaw 168-169


Reliable systematic review of low-carbohydrate diets shows similar weight-loss effects compared with balanced diets and no cardiovascular risk benefits: Response to methodo­logical criticisms PDF
C E Naude, A Schoonees, M Senekal, P Garner, T Young, J Volmink 170
Chronic kidney disease at primary care level: Significant challenges remain PDF
J Bovijn 171
Patients in whom surgical closure of terminal branches of external carotid arteries for migraine treatment resulted in reduced frequency of epileptic attacks PDF
I Derakhshan 172


30 days in medicine PDF

Book reviews

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time. By Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016. ISBN: 9781780743141 PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 175


Carpe diem (‘Seize the day’): Building on the findings of the 2015 World Health Organization evaluation of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) programme to make the most of shortened MDR-TB treatment in South Africa PDF
M Loveday, H Cox 176-177
Bevacizumab treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in South Africa PDF
T Pollock 178-179
Childhood injuries: A commission for human responsibilities is needed PDF
A B van As, A Dhai 180-181

Continuing Medical Education

Prevention of childhood injuries PDF
A B van As, A van Niekerk 182
Prevention of ingestion injuries in children PDF
M Arnold, A B van As, A Numanoglu 183-187
Schoolbus driver performance can be improved with driver training, safety incentivisation, and vehicle roadworthy modifications PDF
A van Niekerk, R Govender, R Jacobs, A B van As 188-191

In Practice

A framework for preventing healthcare-associated infection in neonates and children in South Africa PDF
A Dramowski, M F Cotton, A Whitelaw 192-195
Ownership and human tissue – the legal conundrum: A response to Jordaan’s critique PDF
S Mahomed, M Nöthling-Slabbert, M S Pepper 196-198
An imaginary legal conundrum: A reply to the response by Mahomed, Nöthling-Slabbert and Pepper PDF
D Jordaan 199-200
A review of patients with glutaric aciduria type 1 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa PDF
R Govender, A Mitha, L Mubaiwa 201-204


Antibiotic resistance patterns and beta-lactamase identification in Escherichia coli isolated from young children in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa: The MAL-ED cohort PDF
A S DeFrancesco, N F Tanih, A Samie, R L Guerrant, P O Bessong 205-214
The efficacy of intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor as primary treatment of retinopathy of prematurity: Experience from a tertiary hospital PDF
H Kana, I Mayet, D Soma, H Dawood Alli, S Biddulph 215-218
Trends in admissions, morbidity and outcomes at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, 2004 - 2013 PDF
Y Isaacs-Long, L Myer, H J Zar 219-226
A review of blood transfusions in a trauma unit for young children PDF
M Salverda, N Ketharanathan, M van Dijk, E Beltchev, H Buys, A Numanoglu, A B van As 227-231
Single-centre experience of allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplant in paediatric patients in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
A van Eyssen, N Novitsky, P de Wit, T Schlaphoff, V Thomas, D Pillay, M Hendricks, A Davidson 232-238
Provision of an emergency theatre in tertiary hospitals is cost-effective: Audit and cost of cancelled planned elective general surgical operations at Pietersburg Hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa PDF
M M Z U Bhuiyan, R Mavhungu, A Machowski 239-242
The accuracy of nurse performance of the triage process in a tertiary hospital emergency department in Gauteng Province, South Africa PDF
L N Goldstein, L M Morrow, T A Sallie, K Gathoo, K Alli, T M M Mothopeng, F Samodien 243-247
The impact of a modified World Health Organization surgical safety checklist on maternal outcomes in a South African setting: A stratified cluster-randomised controlled trial PDF
M Naidoo, J Moodley, P Gathiram, B Sartorius 248-257
A randomised trial comparing laparoscopy with laparotomy in the management of women with ruptured ectopic pregnancy PDF
L Snyman, T Makulana, J D Makin 258-263
The prevalence of HIV seropositivity and associated cytopenias in full blood counts processed at an academic laboratory in Soweto, South Africa. PDF
J L Vaughan, T M Wiggill, N Alli, K Hodkinson 264-269
Electrophoresis test prevalence, requesting patterns, yield and related bone marrow biopsy findings at a South African tertiary hospital: A 5-year retrospective audit PDF
N Naidoo, R T Erasmus, R Grewal, A E Zemlin 270-273


Immunisation coverage in the rural Eastern Cape – are we getting the basics of primary care right? Results from a longitudinal prospective cohort study PDF
C Naidu 274


CPD questionnaire PDF