Vol 111, No 8 (2021)

Table of Contents


Contents PDF

From the Editor

Elderly, vulnerable and forgotten PDF
B Farham 691


A call to action: Temporal trends of COVID-19 deaths in the South African Muslim community PDF
W Jassat, Z Brey, S Parker, M Wadee, S Wadee, S A Madhi 692-694
Telerheumatology in the era of COVID-19 in South Africa PDF
S D Ntshalintshali, T Zwane, R du Toit 695-696
Discovering hypertriglyceridaemia PDF
A D Marais, D J Blom 697
Decentralised HIV care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Ensuring safe community-based services PDF
J Jarolimova, J Yan, S Govere, B A Bunda, N Ngobese, Z M Shazi, A R Khumalo, G Nelson, L M Ngcobo, N J Wara, D Zionts, R A Parker, I V Bassett 698


Beorn Cloete Uys PDF
A du Plessis 699


Familial hypercholesterolaemia in South Africa: A reminder PDF
A D Marais, D J Blom, F J Raal, on behalf of the Lipid and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa 700-701
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: A complex social phenomenon PDF
S Cooper, H van Rooyen, C S Wiysonge 702-703

Continuing Medical Education

Asthma in South African children: Guidelines, obstacles and solutions PDF
M E Levin 704
Childhood asthma: A best-practice strategy for the diagnosis and assessment of control in South Africa PDF
A van Niekerk, D A White, P Goussard, S M Risenga 705-709
Management of asthma exacerbations in children PDF
S Kling, D A White 710-713

In Practice

Impact of COVID-19 on routine primary healthcare services in South Africa PDF
Y Pillay, S Pienaar, P Barron, T Zondi 714-719
Access to chloroquine in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases attending rheumatology outpatient clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
S D Ntshalintshali, E M Geldenhuys, F Moosajee, W A M Musa, L du Plessis, A Viljoen, D Fortuin, R du Toit 720-723
Hospital-based evaluation of tuberculosis-exposed neonates: An approach to complement the South African national guidance PDF
A van der Westhuizen, A Dramowski, H S Schaaf, M Groenewald, A Bekker 724-728
Using ceftazidime-avibactam for persistent carbapenem-resistant Serratia marcescens infection highlights antimicrobial stewardship challenges with new beta-lactam-inhibitor combination antibiotics PDF
H D Tootla, J Copelyn, A Botha, A J Brink, B Eley 729-731


Tracking mortality in near to real time provides essential information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa in 2020 PDF
D Bradshaw, R E Dorrington, R Laubscher, T A Moultrie, P Groenewald 732-740
The prevalence of pulmonary embolism in non-hospitalised de-isolated patients diagnosed with mild COVID-19 disease PDF
O Evbuomwan, G Engelbrecht, M V Bergman, S Mokwena, O A Ayeni 741-746
Low 30-day mortality in South African orthopaedic patients undergoing surgery at an academic hospital during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: It was safe to perform orthopaedic procedures at our hospital during the first COVID-19 peak PDF
R Waters, R Dey, M Laubscher, R Dunn, S Maqungo, G McCollum, M Nortje, S Roche, T Hilton, W Mugla, M Held 747-752
Antiretroviral therapy non-adherence among HIV-positive patients presenting to an emergency department in Johannesburg, South Africa: Associations and reasons PDF
A E Laher, G A Richards, F Paruk, W D F Venter 753-758
Quality and turnaround times of viral load monitoring under prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV Option B+ in six South African districts with a high antenatal HIV burden PDF
N K Ngandu, D F Nsibande, V Magasana, W Chirinda, T Mbira, G G Sherman, A E Goga 759-767
The HIV cascade of care among serodiscordant couples in four high HIV prevalence settings in sub-Saharan Africa PDF
M L Chihana, N Conan, T Ellman, E Poulet, D B Garone, R Ortuno, S Wanjala, C Masiku, J-F Etard, M-A Davies, D Maman 768-776
Evaluating an antimicrobial stewardship programme implemented in an intensive care unit of a large academic hospital, using the RE-AIM framework PDF
B E Nkosi, S Sibanda 777-782
Expanding the epidemiological understanding of hepatitis C in South Africa: Perspectives from a patient cohort in a rural town PDF
M W Sonderup, J Horak, H Smuts, J Saayman, L Boretti, J Black 783-788
The epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries sustained by children under 10 years of age presenting to a tertiary hospital in Soweto, South Africa PDF
V Lack, P N Fru, C van Rensburg, K van Rensburg, J A Loveland 789-795
Incidence of febrile seizures and associated factors in children in Soweto, South Africa PDF
N D Tebeila, Z Dangor, S A Madhi, C Cutland, M J Groome 796-802
Obstructive jaundice: Studies on predictors of biliary infection and microbiological analysis in an HIV setting PDF
K S Chiliza, F Madela, B Tlou, F Anderson 803-808


CPD Questions PDF