Vol 112, No 1 (2022)

Table of Contents


Contents PDF


Sharp increase in influenza A infections in Limpopo: A call for increased influenza vaccinations PDF
C N Umunnakwe, Z N Makatini, R Maphoto, H A Tempelman 3-4


Peter Maytom PDF
A Hold, A Gorven 5


Not so rare: It’s time to raise awareness of rare diseases in South Africa PDF
B F Jacobson 6

Continuing Medical Education

Cochlear implantation in South Africa PDF
A Bhamjee 7
Cochlear implantation in South Africa (part 1) PDF
A Bhamjee, F Mahomed-Asmail, J Perold, J W Loock, T le Roux 8-10

In Practice

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and anti-vaxxers – supporting healthcare workers to navigate the unvaccinated: Reflections from clinical practice PDF
J Hoare, M Mendelson, L Frenkel 11-13
The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic on mortality in South Africa in 2020 PDF
R E Dorrington, R Laubscher, N Nannan, D Bradshaw 14-16
Gaucher disease: A cause of massive splenomegaly in a 15-year-old black African male PDF
T Ramdin, E Schapkaitz, S Varughese, H Sevitz, F Laher, B F Jacobson 17-20


Baseline characteristics of 32 patients with Gaucher disease who were treated with imiglucerase: South African data from the International Collaborative Gaucher Group (ICGG) Gaucher Registry PDF
H Sevitz, F Laher, S T Varughese, M Nel, A McMaster, B F Jacobson 21-26
Rationalising empirical antibiotics for bloodstream infections: A retrospective study at a South African district-level hospital PDF
A Engelbrecht, C van der Westerhuizen, J J Taljaard 27-33
Outcomes of patients with COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring invasive mechanical ventilation admitted to an intensive care unit in South Africa PDF
C Arnold-Day, R N van Zyl-Smit, I A Joubert, D A Thomson, D L Fredericks, M G A Miller, W L Michell, P L Semple, J L Piercy 34-39
A cross-sectional observational study of endotracheal intubation and extubation practices among doctors treating adult COVID-19 and suspected COVID-19 patients in South Africa PDF
K Naidoo, S Spijkerman, J Wyngaard, H de Menezes-Williams, C Janse van Rensburg 40-48
Impact of a multidisciplinary approach to ultrasound-guided thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa: A retrospective audit PDF
W Conradie, A du Plessis, J Edge, K Baatjes, A Ruiters, R Razack 49-52
Underdiagnosis of hypertension and diabetes mellitus in South Africa PDF
P Kamerman 53-60


CPD Questions PDF