Vol 96, No 6 (2006)

Table of Contents

News PDF
Jonathan Spencer Jones 495
Practice management PDF
Michael Goemans 498

From the Editor

Journal ownership versus editorial independence tug-o'-war PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 470

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 473


Concurrent use of clopidogrel (Plavix) and atorvastatin (Lipitor) is contraindicated PDF
Nirvana Raghubir, Lebogang Masunyane 474
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in children with major depression PDF
Marc Blockman, reply by Susan Hawkridge, Soraya Seedat, Paul Carey, Robin Emsley, Dan J Stein 476


Zimbabwe's top doctors 'cautiously optimistic' PDF
Prisoners die as bureaucrates bicker PDF
Twitchy health department 'bungles' global AIDS report PDF
Microbides - women pray for success PDF
Addiction - starting to stop with a first step PDF


Tuberculosis control in South Africa - will HAART help? PDF
Stephen D Lawn, Robin Wood 504
Medical consent for a minor - an alternative proposal PDF
J S Karpolewsky, H Rode 505
Genetically modified crops - playing a positive role in sustainable development in Africa PDF
Jennifer A Thomson 509
Congenital lung mass in an asymptomatic patient PDF
Heather Zar, Bruce McIvor, Gisella Furlan, Leon Jedeikin, Richard Pitcher 512
Certificate of Need: Dead and buried, or hibernating? PDF
Malcolm de Roubaix 514
Mixed Bag PDF
Bridget Farham 518

Book reviews

Rambling of a Peripatetic Paediatrician PDF
H de V Heese 520


The natural history of HIV infection in Africa PDF
Linda-Gail Bekker, Robin Wood 522

Scientific letters

Increasing burden of pulmonary tuberculosis in young women PDF
Ayesha B M Kharsany, Catherine Connoly, Ayo Olowolagba, Salim S Abdool Karim, Quarraisha Abdool Karim 524

Original articles

Impact of opportunistic diseases on chronic mortality in HIV-infected adults in Cote d'Ivoire PDF
E Losina, X Anglaret, Y Yazadanpanah, B Wang, S Toure, G R Seage III, T N 'Dri-Yoman, R P Walensky, N Dakoury-Dogbo, S J Goldie, E Messou, M C Weinstein, S Deuffic-Burban, R Salamon, K A Freedberg 526
The National Health Act and refusal of consent to health services by children PDF
David McQuoid-Mason 530
Scope and geographical distribution of African medical journals active in 2005 PDF
Nandi Siegfried, Karishma Busgeeth, Edith Certain 533
Masking through averages - intraprovincial heterogeneity in HIV prevalence within the Western Cape PDF
Najma Shaikh, Fareed Abdullah, Carl J Lombard, Lynette Smit, Debbie Bradshaw, Lindiwe Makubalo 538


International Trauma Congress PDF