Vol 108, No 11 (2018)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

Guest Editorial

How good are our guidelines? Four years of experience with the SAMJ’s AGREE II review of submitted clinical practice guidelines PDF
T Kredo, R Wiseman, A Gray, A Parrish, J Miot, K Cohen, K Jamaloodien, M Blockman 883-885


The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) strikes PDF
A K L Robinson, E Variava 886
Extensively hydrolysed infant formulas: Need for aligned definition of peptide size characteristics and standardisation of analytical methods PDF
S Nutten, M Kuslys, F Maynard, M Affolter, R G Heine, M E Levin, D M Blackhurst, F Kirstein, D Kok, G F van der Watt, A D Marais 887-888
Resource allocation in paediatric burn care: Preliminary results of empowering parents with smartphone assistance PDF
R Martinez, H Rode 889-890


National Doctor's Day - conserving one of South Africa's greatest assets PDF


Emeritus Associate Professor Roy Keeton PDF
S Benatar 893

Book reviews

Chota Motala: A Biography of Political Activism in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. By Goolam Vahed. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2018. 300 pages. ISBN 978 1 86914 382 4 PDF
C Ellis 894

Continuing Medical Education

The continuing process of learning lessons from maternal deaths: ‘Red flags’ PDF
J Moodley 895
Assessment of maternal deaths due to chronic hypertension: Lessons to learn – a ‘red flag’ for maternal and fetal complications PDF
J Moodley, N C Ngene 896-900
Cardiac disease in pregnancy: When to raise the ‘red flag’ PDF
P Soma-Pillay, J Anthony, S D Mandondo 901-906
Organophosphate poisoning in pregnancy: Is it a cry for help? PDF
S N Cebekhulu, R C Pattinson 907-909

In Practice

Systems thinking: A turning point for improving respectful obstetric care in South African health districts PDF
S Oosthuizen, A-M Bergh, R C Pattinson 910-914
Avoiding paternalism but not moral perplexity PDF
D R Hall 915-916
Lost to follow-up: Challenges to conducting orthopaedic research in South Africa PDF
D H S Badenhorst, C A van der Westhuizen, E Britz, M C Burger, N Ferreira 917-921
When the Office of Health Standards Compliance inspector knocks: What do I do? PDF
H J van As 922-925


A two-step quality-improvement intervention to address Pap smear quality at public health facilities in South Africa PDF
M Mulongo, A M Oberlin, C Firnhaber, B Goeieman, S Ramotshela, P Michelow, S Jordaan, C J Chibwesha 926-928
Adult liver transplantation in Johannesburg, South Africa (2004 - 2016): Balancing good outcomes, constrained resources and limited donors PDF
E Song, J Fabian, P E Boshoff, H Maher, P Gaylard, A Bentley, M J Hale, S P Ngwenya, H Etheredge, A Mahomed, B Bobat, B Strobele, J Loveland, R Britz, J F Botha 929-936
A retrospective review of Listeria monocytogenes infection at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 2006 to 2016: Is empirical ampicillin still indicated after the first month of life? PDF
K B Oppel, S L Holgate, H Finlayson 937-943
Hearing outcomes in children with meningitis at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa: A silent crisis PDF
S Kuschke, N Goncalves, S Peer 944-946
Anorectal malformations and the impact of HIV on surgical outcome PDF
T D Gabler, J Loveland, A Theron, C Westgarth-Taylor 947-952
An evaluation of the quality of discharge summaries from the general paediatric wards at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
S Singh, F Solomon, S A Madhi, Z Dangor, S G Lala 953-956
Twenty-four-hour oesophageal pH studies in rural Eastern Cape Province, South Africa PDF
E J Ndebia, A M Sammon 957-959
Intimate partner violence among HIV-serodiscordant couples in Durban, South Africa PDF
S Mashaphu, G E Wyatt, E Gomo, A Tomita 960-964
Outcomes of self-induced late pregnancy termination in women presenting to a tertiary hospital in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa PDF
S D Mandondo, G J Hofmeyr, F Mbengo, N T Mshweshwe-Paleka, T R Mavundla 965-971


CPD questionnaire PDF