Vol 107, No 8 (2017)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Seeing through another’s eyes PDF
Bridget Farham 645


Paraffin ingestion in children: Rationalising antibiotic treatment PDF
Kate Balme, Cindy Stephen 646
Human dignity and the future of the voluntary active euthanasia debate in South Africa PDF
Allan Donkin 647


What can we expect from the leadership of the recently elected World Health Organization Director-General, Dr Tedros? PDF
30 days in medicine PDF

Book reviews

The ECG Atlas of Cardiac Rhythms. By Rob Scott Millar. Cape Town: Clinics Cardive Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-620-64044-2 PDF
Anton Doubell 652
Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins. By Christa Kuljian. Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4314-2425-2 PDF
Anwar Suleman Mall 653


Short-course adjuvant trastuzumab will increase cure rates in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer PDF
Raymond Pierre Abratt 654-655

Continuing Medical Education

Growing wilderness and expedition medicine education in southern Africa PDF
Ross Hofmeyr, Jay Matthew, Sean Buchanan, Gela Tölken, Rik De Decker 656-658
Expedition medicine: A southern African perspective PDF
Ross Hofmeyr, Gela Tölken, Rik De Decker 659-663
Heat-related illness in the African wilderness PDF
Ross Hofmeyr, Caroline D'Alton 664-668
Human factors: Predictors of avoidable wilderness accidents? PDF
Rik De Decker, Gela Tölken, John Roos 669-673

In Practice

A retrospective study evaluating the efficacy of identification and management of sepsis at a district-level hospital internal medicine department in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, in comparison with the guidelines stipulated in the 2012 Survivi PDF
Raisa Bhikoo, Sarah Versfeld, M M De V Basson, Almero H Oosthuizen 674-678
Enrolling HIV-positive adolescents in mental health research: A case study reflecting on legal and ethical complexities PDF
Nataly Woollett, John Peter, Lucie Cluver, Heena Brahmbhatt 679-683
Confidentiality and fitness to drive: Professional, ethical, and legal duties in the case of the diabetic bus driver PDF
Christopher Wareham 684-686
Does access to private healthcare influence potential lung cancer cure rates? PDF
Thadathilankal-Jess John, Dante Plekker, Elvis M Irusen, Coenie F N Koegelenberg 687-690
A method for determining when the superficial scalp arteries are the source of migraine pain PDF
Elliot Shevel 691-693
Ocular metastasis as initial presentation in breast cancer PDF
Madelein Maliepaard, Michael Mesham, Zoran Aleksic, Raoul Scholtz, Jennifer Edge 694-696


Corneal donations in South Africa: A 15-year review PDF
Nicholas J York, Christopher Tinley 697-701
The effect of HIV status on clinical outcomes of surgical sepsis in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa PDF
Samantha Green, Victor Y Kong, Jocinta Odendaal, Benn Sartorius, Damian L Clarke, Petra Brysiewicz, John L Bruce, Grant L Laing, Wanda Bekker 702-705
Pancreatitis in a high HIV prevalence environment PDF
Frank Anderson, Sandie R Thomson 706-709
Cardiovascular risk factors and mortality in children with chronic kidney disease PDF
Abdullahi Mudi, Caroline Dickens, Cecil Levy, Daynia Ballot 710-714
Suicide in Pretoria: A retrospective review, 2007 - 2010 PDF
Cornelia Engelbrecht, Ryan Blumenthal, Neil K Morris, Gert Saayman 715-718


CPD questionnaire PDF