Vol 111, No 1 (2021)

Table of Contents


Contents PDF

From the Editor

COVID-19 vaccines – the magic bullet? PDF
B Farham 3


HLA and disease: Missing clinical data on laboratory request forms – a missed opportunity PDF
W J Janse van Rensburg, A de Kock, C Bester, J F Kloppers 4
Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) ST221 isolated in the micro­biome of swine in South Africa PDF
L L Founou, R C Founou, M Allam, A Ismail, S Y Essack 5-6

Book reviews

The Butcher of Rosebank: He had more lives than a cat, by Jon Abbott South Africa: Digital Action, 2020. ISBN 978-0-620-89984-0 PDF
J P van Niekerk 7


Importance of genetic diagnosis in the management of early-onset epilepsies PDF
A I Esterhuizen, G L Carvill, K Fieggen, C McIntosh, R S Ramesar, J M Wilmshurst 8-9

In Practice

Long-COVID: An evolving problem with an extensive impact PDF
M Mendelson, J Nel, L Blumberg, S A Madhi, M Dryden, W Stevens, F W D Venter 10-12
Maintaining focus on administering effective malaria treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
J Raman, K I Barnes, L Baker, M Blaylock, L Blumberg, J Frean, E Misiani, I S Ukpe 13-16
Paraffin dangers, health and socioeconomic consequences: Urgent need for policy action PDF
D Kimemia, A van Niekerk, M Seedat 17-19
Managing the healthcare demand-supply gap during and after COVID-19: The need to review the approach to healthcare priority-setting in South Africa PDF
G C Solanki, T Wilkinson, E Daviaud, D Besada, C R Tamandjou Tchuem, S Docrat, S M Cleary 20-22
Do COVID-19 patients needing extended care in an intensive care unit fall under the ‘emergency medical treatment’ provisions of the South African Constitution? PDF
D J McQuoid-Mason 23-25


Prostate cancer age-standardised incidence increase between 2006 and 2016 in Gauteng Province, South Africa: A laboratory data-based analysis PDF
N Cassim, A Ahmad, R Wadee, T R Rebbeck, D K Glencross, J A George 26-32
Living conditions and respiratory health in Walmer Township and Wells Estate, Port Elizabeth, South Africa PDF
J Teare, N Naicker, C Swanepoel, R Street, A Mathee 33-39
Substance use and depressive and anxiety symptoms among out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
C P Bonner, T Carney, F A Browne, J W Ndirangu, B N Howard, W M Wechsberg 40-45
Appropriateness of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans in a rural regional hospital in South Africa: A 6-year follow-up study PDF
P E Fouche, L S Jenkins, A Vermeulen 46-51
Locked down: Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on trauma presentations to the emergency department PDF
A Venter, C M Lewis, P Saffy, L P Chadinha 52-56
Namaqualand hip dysplasia in South Africa: The molecular determinant elucidated PDF
G Agenbag, A Vorster, S Julius, R Ramesar, P Beighton 57-60
Dose-related treatment outcomes in South African patients prescribed clofazimine for drug-resistant tuberculosis PDF
N Misra, N Padayatchi, P Naidoo 61-67
Factors predicting 6-month retention among people with opioid use disorders accessing outpatient methadone maintenance therapy in Tshwane, South Africa PDF
N R Gloeck, B N Harris, E M Webb, A Scheibe 68-73
A multicentre cross-sectional descriptive study evaluating the cardiovascular risk profile of preoperatively identified patients with hypertension PDF
S Govender, C Pfister, B Rayner, R Dyer, M Flint, F Roodt, J Davids, M B Nejthardt, J L Swanevelder, E Chiu, E Cloete, V Koller, T Pretorius, Z Fullerton, J Roos, R van Zyl, B M Biccard 74-79
Incidence and predictors of sexually transmitted infections among adult HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy at Themba Lethu HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa PDF
D Onoya, P Manjengwa, C Nattey, S Kgowedi, M Mbele, K Shumba, M P Fox 80-86


CPD Questions PDF