Vol 107, No 12 (2017)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

The world’s first human-to-human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital: 50 years later PDF
J Brink, T Pennel, K Seele, P Zilla 1035-1036

Reprints from the SAMJ of 30 December 1967

Members of the heart transplant team, Groote Schuur Hospital, 3 December 1967 PDF
Cardiac transplantation – the anaesthetist’s view: A case report. Author: J Ozinsky PDF
The operation: A human cardiac transplant: An interim report of a successful operation performed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Author: C N Barnard PDF

From the Editor

Thank you from HMPG and the editors PDF
B Farham 1045-1046


Acute high-altitude illness PDF
B Basnyat, R Hofmeyr, G Tölken, R De Decker 1047-1048
Development of the MB ChB curriculum map at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
S Ramklass, M Matthews 1049
Human dignity and the future of the voluntary active euthanasia debate in South Africa PDF
D W Jordaan 1050


30 days in medicine PDF


Joseph (Ozzie) Ozinsky PDF
P Gordon 1052
Cecil Moss PDF
P Gordon 1053
Donald (Don) Leonard Fisher-Jeffes PDF
P Gordon 1054

In Practice

Lamivudine monotherapy in children and adolescents: The devil is in the detail PDF
L Fairlie, J Bernheimer, N Sipambo, C Fick, L Kuhn 1055-1057
Prevalence and predictors of late presentation for HIV care in South Africa PDF
H N Fomundam, A R Tesfay, S A Mushipe, M B Mosina, C T Boshielo, H T Nyambi, A Larsen, M Cheyip, A Getahun, Y Pillay 1058-1064
Application opportunities of geographic information systems analysis to support achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in South Africa PDF
R R Lilian, C J Grobbelaar, T Hurter, J A McIntyre, H E Struthers, R P H Peters 1065-1071
Disclosing details about the medical treatment of a deceased public figure in a book: Who should have consented to the disclosures in Mandela’s Last Days? PDF
D J McQuoid-Mason 1072-1074
Berg adder (Bitis atropos): An unusual case of acute poisoning PDF
C A Wium, C J Marks, C E du Plessis, G J Müller 1075-1077


Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF rollout on management of tuberculosis in a South African community PDF
B-M Schmidt, H Geldenhuys, M Tameris, A Luabeya, H Mulenga, E Bunyasi, T Scriba, M Hatherill 1078-1081
Defining the need for surgical intervention following a snakebite still relies heavily on clinical assessment: The experience in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa PDF
J P Pattinson, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, W Bekker, G L Laing, D Wood, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke 1082-1085
A comparison of private and public sector intensive care unit infrastructure in South Africa PDF
S Mahomed, A W Sturm, P Moodley 1086-1090
Mortality trends in the City of Cape Town between 2001 and 2013: Reducing inequities in health PDF
P Groenewald, I Neethling, J Evans, V Azevedo, T Naledi, R Matzopoulos, N Nannan, J Daniels, D Bradshaw 1091-1098
Geographical maldistribution of surgical resources in South Africa: A review of the number of hospitals, hospital beds and surgical beds PDF
A J Dell, D Kahn 1099-1105
Acne in South African black adults: A retrospective study in the private sector PDF
T P Zulu, A Mosam, Y Balakrishna, N C Dlova 1106-1109
Multimorbidity in a large district hospital: A descriptive cross-sectional study PDF
S Roche, E de Vries 1110-1115
Hepatitis C: A South African literature review and results from a burden of disease study among a cohort of drug-using men who have sex with men in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
N P Semugoma, K Rebe, M W Sonderup, M Kamkeumah, G de Swardt, H Struthers, H Eksen, J McIntyre 1116-1120
Auditing stillbirths at Lower Umfolozi War Memorial Regional Hospital: A 12-month review PDF
I Govender 1121-1126
Obstetric spinal hypotension: Preoperative risk factors and the development of a preliminary risk score – the PRAM score PDF
D G Bishop, C Cairns, M Grobbelaar, R N Rodseth 1127-1131
Gendered risk factors associated with self-harm mortality among youth in South Africa, 2006 - 2014 PDF
N de Wet 1132-1136


CPD questionnaire PDF