Vol 110, No 4 (2020)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Eating my words PDF
B Farham 257


COVID-19: Getting ahead of the epidemic curve by early implementation of social distancing PDF
W Preiser, G van Zyl, A Dramowski 258
Optimising influenza vaccination during a SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in South Africa could help maintain the integrity of our healthcare system PDF
W Preiser, M Mendelson, J Taljaard 259
COVID-19 as an occupational disease? PDF
R George, A George 260
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: An urgent need to relook at the training of the African health workforce PDF
M Reid, F Suleman, M de Villiers 261

Right of Reply

Child health, infant formula funding and South African health professionals: Eliminating conflict of interest PDF
A van Niekerk, N Khan, L Lake, M Kroon, A Goga, C Witten, R Swart, H Saloojee, C Scott, M Manyuha, T Doherty 262-264
The position of the National Department of Health regarding interpretation of violations of the Regulations Relating to Foodstuffs for Infants and Young Children (R991) PDF
P R Ntsie 265


Lionel Henry Opie PDF
N A B Ntusi 266-267
Edward Gale PDF
C Bateman 268


Prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace PDF
R George, A George 269-270

In Practice

Adjuvant trastuzumab in early HER2-positive breast cancer: Journeying towards the optimal duration of therapy in South Africa PDF
R J Wiseman, J Riddin, J Jugathpal, A J Parrish, P Ruff, M Blockman 271-273


National expenditure on health research in South Africa: How has the landscape changed in the past decade? PDF
M A Barnabé, R Gordon, G Ramjee, G Loots, J M Blackburn 274-283
Loss to follow-up among patients diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis at a tertiary hospital in Western Cape Province, South Africa: A retrospective cohort study PDF
T N Mann, J H Davis, R Dyers 284-290
Water-wise hand preparation – the true impact of our practice: A controlled before-and-after study PDF
M S W Potgieter, A Faisal, A Ikram, M Burger 291-295
Development of a method to determine the cost of breast cancer treatment with chemotherapy at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
N T Guzha, T Thebe, N Butler, P N Valodia 296-301
Publication rate of 309 MMed dissertations submitted between 1996 and 2017: Can registrars fulfil HPCSA Form 57 MED amendments? PDF
E S Grossman 302-307
A prospective observational study of developmental outcomes in survivors of neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in South Africa PDF
D E Ballot, D Rakotsoane, P A Cooper, T D Ramdin, T Chirwa, M S Pepper 308-312
A Markov model for the effects of virological failure on HIV/AIDS progression in tuberculosis co-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in a rural clinic in northern South Africa PDF
C Shoko, D Chikobvu, P O Bessong 313-319
Prevalence of a postoperative troponin leak in patients with cardiac risk factors undergoing knee and hip arthroplasty in a South African population PDF
R D van Zyl, M C Burger, J D Jordaan 320-326
Evaluating the time interval from diagnosis to fibrinolysis at centres in the drainage area of Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
B D Beyers, A F Doubell, B Griffiths, T Jalavu 327-331


CPD Questions PDF