Vol 95, No 8 (2005)

Table of Contents

News PDF
Jonathan Spencer Jones 558
Mixed bag PDF
Bridget Farham 582
Practice management PDF
Jonathan Spencer Jones 564

From the Editor

The Gleneagles G8 summit has come and gone - now what? PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 535

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 537


A standard of care? PDF
Stewart Townley Boyd, Michael Sydney Morris 539
Mr Hamilton Naki PDF
John Terblanche 539
Ehrlichia ruminantium - an emerging human pathogen PDF
M T E P Allsopp, M Louw, E C Meyer 541
Employment contracts for South African doctors PDF
Andrew C Don-Wauchope 542
Medical negligence - what is SAMA's position? PDF
David Bass 542
Holy communion - chalice or challicles? PDF
J B Janeke, G de Bruin 544


Saving lives: who picks up the tab? PDF
When compassion grows wings PDF
A timely appointment - SAMA's new CEO PDF


Pacemakers and end-of-life decisions PDF
David McQuoid-Mason 566
Valvular heart disease in South Africa in 2005 PDF
P J Commerford 568
C Louis Leipoldt en sy seksuele orientasie PDF
J C Kannemeyer 576


Hamilton Naki (1926 - 2005) PDF
Rosemary Hickman 584
Peter Brain (1922 - 2005) PDF
Phillipa Beckerling 586

Scientific letters

Orthodontic management of achondroplasia in South Africa PDF
Lawrence Stephen, Haly Holmes, Tina Roberts, Karen Fieggen, Peter Beighton 588

Original articles

The cost of treating serious abdominal firearm-related injuries in South Africa PDF
D Allard, V C Burch 591
Research ethics review - protecting participants in research PDF
A Dhai 595
HIV vaccine research -South Africa's ethical-legal framework and its ability to promote the welfare og trial participants PDF
Ann Strode, Catherine Slack, Muriel Mushariwa 598
Clinical features and outcome in children admitted to a TB hospital in the Western Cape - the influence of HIV infection and drug resistance PDF
Marije Soeters, Anne Martien de Vries, Jan L L Kimpen, Peter R Donald, H Simon Schaaf 602
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate as a marker of inflammation and ongoing coagulation in stroke and transient ischaemic attack PDF
J E Swarts, B F Jacobson, M D Connor, P L Bernstein, V U Fritz 607