Vol 96, No 8 (2006)

Table of Contents

Use of generic alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis PDF
National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa 696

From the Editor

Academy of Science survey of research publishing in SA - the SAMJ streaks ahead PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 659

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 661

Correspondence

Country of residence and death among medical graduates from the Malawi College of Medicine, 1992 - 2002 PDF
Adamson S Muula 662
Rocephin - the thin end of the wedge PDF
Carine Page, reply by Martin Young 662
Vegetable and fruit consumption - are the health benefits sufficiently appreciated? PDF
Alexander R P Walker, Ahmed A Wadee 663

Izindaba

State surgeons get the cruellest cut PDF
  665
Polio vaccination 'gaps' - Namibia pays the price PDF
  668
AIDS heel-dragging: 'enough' cry top clinicians PDF
  671
'Tik' causing a health crisis PDF
  672

Forum

Rural health and transformation in South Africa PDF
S J Reid 676
Echinococcosis - a rare spinal disorder PDF
John R Ouma 680
Chondral fracture of the femoral trochlea PDF
R V P de Villiers, P J Erasmus 683
Periodic pyrexia and malaria in antiquity PDF
Francois Retief, Louise Cilliers 684
Mixed Bag PDF
Bridget Farham 690

Obituaries

Jeannie Elizabeth Winton Muller PDF
  692

Editorial

Anticoagulation in South Africa - a dangerous necessity PDF
Barry Jacobson 694

Scientific letters

Inapropriateness of antimicrobial prescription in private primary health care settings in South Africa PDF
N L Katende-Kyenda, M S Lubbe, J H P Serfontein, I Truter 704
Implementation of single-dose nevirapine for prevention of MTCT of HIV - lessons from Cape Town PDF
Wim Delva, Beverly Draper, Marleen Temmerman 706

Original articles

Thrombo-embolic and bleeding complications in patients with mechanical valve replacements - a prospective observational study PDF
E Schapkaitz, B F Jacobson, P Becker, G Conway 710
Staphylococcus aures bacteraemia at two academic hospitals in Johannesburg PDF
Olga Perovic, Hendrik Koornhof, Vivian Black, Indres Moodley, Adrian Duse, Jacky Galpin 714
Management of older patients presenting after a fall - an accident and emergency department audit PDF
Sebastiana Zimba Kalula, Linda de Villiers, Kathleen Ross, Monica Ferreira 718
A high incidence of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI)-induced lactic acidosis in HIV-infected patients in a South African context PDF
Rosemary Geddes, Stephen Knight, Mahomed Yanus Suleman Moosa, Anand Reddi, Kerry Uebel, Henry Sunpath 722

Abstracts

5-9 August 2006, Feather Market Centre, Port Elizabeth PDF
  726
10 & 11 August 2006, Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal PDF
  742