Vol 98, No 6 (2008)

Table of Contents

From the Editor

Creeping mediocrity in public governance threatens the public health PDF
Dan Ncayiyana 407

Editor's choice

Editor's choice June 2008 PDF
Dan Ncayiyana 409


An 'amnesty' for health professionals? PDF
Mlungisi Dlamini, Tendai Dhliwayo 410
Near fatal TURP syndrome associated with similarities in irrigant fluid packaging appearance. PDF
John Lazarus, Dee Batty, Conray Moolman 410
Oral fluids: How pseudoscience gulls the gullible PDF
Timothy David Noakes 412


Healthcare ideology clash costs patients dearly PDF
How (not) to handle doctors… PDF
HPCSA fee amnesty for returnees fails dismally PDF
Incompetent maintenance/ inept response – 80 more E-Cape babies die PDF


A Review of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Program of the Western Cape Province 2003 – 2004 PDF
Beverly Helen Draper, Fareed Abdullah 431
Equity and quality of care through racial profiling PDF
Alan D Rothberg 435
Letter from Arabia (1) and (2) PDF
chris ellis 438
Brain Contusion/Sudden Cardiopulmonary Arrest Syndrome in PDF
Eric Lewin Altschuler 442


Mental health is integral to public health: A call to scale up evidence-based services and develop mental health research PDF
Crick Lund, Debbie Bradshaw, Joanne Corrigall, Michelle Schneider, Dan J. Stein, Alan J. Flisher 444
Abandonment of antiretroviral therapy for local AIDS remedies: a potential barrier to scale-up in sub-Saharan Africa PDF
Stewart E. Reid, Lloyd B. Mulenga, William R. Folk, Bushimbwa C. Tambatamba, Benjamin H. Chi 448

Scientific letters

The burden of disease due to cryptococcosis in Gauteng 2002-4: implications for monitoring of HIV treatment programmes PDF
Kerrigan Mary McCarthy, Cheryl Cohen, Helen Schneider, Susan Gould, Mary E Brandt, Rana A Hajjeh 452
Candida species: Species distribution and antifungal susceptibility patterns PDF
Tracy Arendse, Heidi Orth 455
Pyruvate kinase deficiency in a South Africa kindred caused by a 1529A mutation in the PK-LR gene PDF
Pierre Marcel Durand, Theresa Louise Coetzer 456

Original articles

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme: low vertical transmission in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Rosemary Geddes MB ChB, Stephen Knight, MB BCh, FCPHM (SA), Tonya Esterhuizen, MSc, Sandy Reid, RN, Janet Giddy, MB ChB, Dip.PHC.Ed, MFamMed, Candice Roberts, MB ChB, FCOG (SA) 458
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine – a health priority PDF
Heather Joy Zar, Shabir A Madhi 463
The evolving impact of HIV/AIDS on outpatient health services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa PDF
Anokhi Parikh, Nina Veenstra 468
Depression and Anxiety in Multisomatoform Disorder: Prevalence and Clinical Predictors in Primary Care PDF
Jacqueline Elizabeth Muller, Ignatius Wentzel, Daniel G Nel, Dan J Stein 473
Homicide trends in Mthatha area of South Africa between 1993 and 2005 PDF
B L Meel 477


CPD Questionnaire PDF