Vol 107, No 6 (2017)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Surplus people PDF
Bridget Farham 465


The World Health Organization excludes Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the 2017 priority pathogens list PDF
Nesri Padayatchi, Sharana Mahomed, Max O’Donnell, Francesca Conradie, Kogieleum Naidoo 466
Bridging non-communicable disease burden research to clinical care: A rising tide or a tidal wave? PDF
Ilya Golovaty, Alastair van Heerden, Zaynab Essack, Heidi van Rooyen, Ruanne Barnabas 467


30 days in medicine PDF
Cecil John Tainton Craig (4 September 1927 - 2 August 2016) PDF


South Africa’s vital statistics are currently not suitable for monitoring progress towards injury and violence Sustainable Development Goals PDF
Megan Prinsloo, Debbie Bradshaw, Jané Joubert, Richard Matzopoulos, Pam Groenewald 470-471

In Practice

Exploitation of the vulnerable in research: Responses to lessons learnt in history PDF
Amaboo Dhai 472-474
When students become patients: TB disease among medical undergraduates in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen, Angela Dramowski 475-479
Beware: The femoral haemodialysis catheter – a surgeon’s perspective PDF
Tinus du Toit, David Thomson, Elmi Muller 480-482
Complementary medicines: When regulation results in revolution PDF
Liezl Fourie, Frasia Oosthuizen, Karen du Toit 483-485
Establishing an academic biobank in a resource-challenged environment PDF
Cassandra Claire Soo, Freedom Mukomana, Scott Hazelhurst, Michele Ramsay 486-492
Audits of oncology units – an effective and pragmatic approach PDF
Raymond Pierre Abratt, David Eedes, Belinda Bailey, Chris Salmon, Yogi Govender, Ivan Oelofse, Henriette Burger 493-496


Sentinel lymph node biopsy and neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the management of early breast cancer: Safety considerations and timing PDF
Jenny Edge, Sarah Nietz 497-500


Training and support to improve ICD coding quality: A controlled before-and-after impact evaluation PDF
Robin Dyers, Grant Ward, Shane du Plooy, Stephanus Fourie, Juliet Evans, Hassan Mahomed 501-506
Analysis of HIV disease burden by calculating the percentages of patients with CD4 counts <100 cells/µL across 52 districts reveals hot spots for intensified commitment to programmatic support PDF
Lindi Marie Coetzee, Naseem Cassim, Deborah Kim Glencross 507-513
Cytomegalovirus retinitis in Cape Town, South Africa: Clinical management and outcomes PDF
Steven R J Lapere, James C Rice 514-517
Characteristics and outcomes of gunshot-acquired spinal cord injury in South Africa PDF
Conran Joseph 518-522
Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in a South African population: Prevalence, comparison of diagnostic criteria and the role of risk factors PDF
Sumaiya Adam, Paul Rheeder 523-527
Effects of exogenous human insulin dose adjustment on body mass index in adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus at Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa, 2009 - 2014 PDF
Tohlang Solomon A Sehloho, Danie G van Zyl 528-534
The status of vaccine availability and associated factors in Tshwane government clinics PDF
Ntombenhle Judith Ngcobo, Mercy G Kamupira 535-538
Report on the first government-funded opioid substitution programme for heroin users in the Western Cape Province, South Africa PDF
Graeme Michie, Shuaib Hoosain, Muiruri Macharia, Lize Weich 539-542


CPD questionnaire PDF