Vol 108, No 7 (2018)

Table of Contents




Contents PDF

From the Editor

… while Rome burns PDF
B Farham 526


Contribution of congenital disorders to neonatal mortality in South Africa PDF
H L Malherbe, A L Christianson, D Woods, C Aldous 527-528
Post-pulmonary tuberculosis complications in South Africa and a potential link with pulmonary hypertension: Premise for clinical and scientific investigations PDF
B W Allwood, G J Maarman, C G Kyriakakis, A F Doubell 529
Completing laboratory request forms diligently – when did it become optional? PDF
C J Opperman 530


30 days in medicine PDF

Book reviews

High Performance in Hospital Management: A Guideline for Developing and Developed Countries. By Edda Weimann and Peter Weimann. Berlin: Springer Publishing Company, 2017. ISBN: 978-3-662-49658-9, ISBN (e-book): 978-3-662-49660-2 PDF
I Woolard 532
Beyond Evolutionary Psychology: How and Why Neuropsychological Modules Arise. By George Ellis and Mark Solms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-107-66141-7 PDF
A S Mall 533


National coverage of reflex cryptococcal antigen screening: A milestone achievement in the care of persons with advanced HIV disease PDF
N P Govender, D K Glencross 534-535

Continuing Medical Education

Paediatric asthma in South Africa: A case of hunger in times of plenty PDF
R Masekela 536
The increasing burden of asthma in South African children: A call to action PDF
R Masekela, C L Gray, R J Green, A I Manjra, F E Kritzinger, M Levin, H Zar; on behalf of the South African Childhood Asthma Working Group (SACAWG) 537-539
The diagnosis of asthma in children: An evidence-based approach to a common clinical dilemma PDF
R Masekela, S M Risenga, O P Kitchin, D A White, G Davis, P Goussard, A I Manjra, F E Kritzinger, M Levin, H Zar, R J Green; on behalf of the South African Childhood Asthma Working Group (SACAWG) 540-545

In Practice

Antimicrobial stewardship in a rural regional hospital – growing a positive culture PDF
E Junaid, L Jenkins, H Swanepoel, Z North, T Gould 546-550
Current strategies are inadequate to curb the rise of tobacco use in Africa PDF
N Peer 551-556
Obtaining informed consent for a sterilisation in the light of recent case law PDF
C J Badul, A Strode, P P Singh 557-558
Rapunzel syndrome: A South African variety PDF
J Plaskett, G Chinnery, D Thomson, S Thomson, B Dedekind, E Jonas 559-562


Incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients at a tertiary hospital in South Africa (2005 - 2016) and comparison with other African countries PDF
N Naidoo, A Abayomi, C Locketz, F Musaigwa, R Grewal 653-567
Hepatitis C prevalence in HIV-infected heterosexual men and men who have sex with men PDF
N A Gogela, M W Sonderup, K Rebe, T Chivese, C W Spearman 568-572
A Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA) forecasting model to predict monthly malaria cases in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
O Ebhuoma, M Gebreslasie, L Magubane 573-578
Describing key performance indicators for waiting times in emergency centres in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, between 2013 and 2014 PDF
K Cohen, S Bruijns 579-584
Striking increase in the incidence of infective endocarditis associated with recreational drug abuse in urban South Africa PDF
R Meel, M R Essop 585-589
A multicentre, cross-sectional study investigating the prevalence of hypertensive disease in patients presenting for elective surgery in the Western Cape Province, South Africa PDF
K van der Spuy, M Crowther, M Nejthardt, F Roodt, J Davids, J Roos, E Cloete, T Pretorius, G Davies, J van der Walt, C van der Westhuizen, M Flint, J Swanevelder, B Biccard 590-595
Quality of counselling and support provided by the South African National AIDS Helpline: Content analysis of mystery client interviews PDF
N Arullapan, M F Chersich, N Mashabane, M Richter, N Geffen, J Veary, L Jankelowitz, F Scorgie, W D F Venter 596-602


CPD Questions PDF