Vol 108, No 12 (2018)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Strengthening our health system PDF
B Farham 1003


Sunbeds: A burning issue needing attention in South Africa PDF
C Y Wright, Z Kunene, W Visser, A Mathee 1004-1006
Genomic characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus ST121 isolated from hospitalised patients in South Africa PDF
R C Founou, L L Founou, M Allam, A Ismail, S Y Essack 1007-1008

Book reviews

A Boy Named Courage: A Surgeon’s Memoir of Apartheid. By Himmet Dajee with Patrice Apodaca. Malvern, Penn.: Cynren Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-1-947976-00-9 (hbk) PDF
A S Mall 1009


Alternative modalities being promoted for breast screening PDF
J Edge, L Roodt 1010-1011

Continuing Medical Education

Lessons learnt from the Saving Mothers 2014 - 2016 report PDF
J Moodley 1012
Alerts for managing postpartum haemorrhage PDF
S Fawcus 1013-1017
Preventing maternal deaths due to ectopic pregnancy PDF
N F Moran 1018-1020
‘Reds flags’ in antenatal care: Fetal movements and fetal growth PDF
G S Gebhardt 1021-1023

In Practice

Purpose-orientated stocking of procedure trolleys saves time in busy emergency centres PDF
P Furstenburg, A Oosthuizen, L Wallis 1024-1026
Ethical considerations in the application of cell and gene therapies in children PDF
M S Pepper, A Pope, S Kling, M Alessandrini, W van Staden, R J Green 1027-1029
What to do when a parent or guardian tries to override a legally competent child’s consent to a surgical operation PDF
D J McQuoid-Mason 1030-1031


Comparison of Xpert GBS v. culture for rapid detection of group B streptococcus in pregnant women: Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values PDF
M Said, Y Dangor, N Mbelle, A Sihlabela, M Lekalakala, F Ismail 1032-1035
A contextualisation approach to health promotion guideline development in South Africa PDF
N Siegfried, B Draper, G Draper, M Porter, C Bonaconsa, J Hunter, L Moeng-Mahlangu, S Asmall 1036-1041
A retrospective review of fatal electrocution cases at Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Services, Cape Town, South Africa, over the 5-year period 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2012 PDF
S von Caues, C I Herbst, S A Wadee 1042-1045
An evaluation of warfarin use at an urban district-level hospital in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa PDF
D J Laäs, M Naidoo 1046-1050
Another piece to the epidemiological puzzle of traumatic spinal cord injury in Cape Town, South Africa: A population-based study PDF
J Phillips, J Braaf, C Joseph 1051-1054
Empyema in children hospitalised at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa: A retrospective study PDF
A Ghoor, T Mabaso, K Mopeli, A Izu, S A Madhi, S G Lala, C Verwey, Z Dangor 1055-1058
Establishing a multidisciplinary AIDS-associated Kaposi’s sarcoma clinic: Patient characteristics, management and outcomes PDF
H Burger, Z Ismail, J J Taljaard 1059-1065


CPD questionnaire PDF