Vol 94, No 3 (2004)

Table of Contents

News PDF
Fred N Sanders 158
Position paper of the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) on the use of parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-34) in the treatment of osteoporosis PDF
Stephen Hough, Brynne Ascott-Evans, Tobie de Villiers, Jan de Weerd, Graham Ellis, Stan Lipschitz, for the National Osteoporosis Foundation 175
Practice management: Business planning part V PDF
Foundatio of Professional Development 161

From the Editor

120 years young PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 132

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF
J P de V van Niekerk 133


Doctors and the medical aid industry PDF
P W L Groenveld 140
Probiotics - findings challenged PDF
Paul Anley 140
Practice number furore PDF
J P Driver-Jowitt 141
Kruisiging artikel - bravo! PDF
Johann P Myburgh 141
Read the label - blue may have become red PDF
Pieter Bothma, Stef Oosthuysen 142
Unusual endometrioma PDF
P C Koll 142


SA's doctors take to the streets PDF
Mpumalanga health department set to unravel PDF
Tobacco - government goes for the jugular PDF
Perversity hearing ends with a twist PDF
Stirring the statistical plot PDF
SAMJ 100 years ago/ SAMJ 50 years ago PDF


Ruth Drubin PDF
Solly Levin, Trevor Frankish 171

Book reviews

Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response PDF
Clive Balfour 170
Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth. A Guide for Midwives and Doctors PDF
John Anthony 170


Clearing the smoke or muddying the water? PDF
Yussuf Saloojee 164
Mycoplasma pneumatoceles PDF
Savvas Andronikou, Afshin Eimany, Philip J Robinson, Andrew Kemp 166
Celebrity Surgeon PDF
J P van Niekerk 168
Synopsis PDF
Fred N Sanders 172


Balancing access with cost and quality PDF
Laubi Walters, Biren Valodia 173

Scientific letters

Surgical conservation of the uterus in the management of third-trimester placenta percreta using tubal and uterine artery ligation and uterine packing PDF
K C Tshibangu, M A de Jongh, M Y Mamabolo, V Peranovic, V M Sooboo 180

Original articles

Experience of a medicines reference-pricing model PDF
A D Rothberg, J Blignault, C B Serfontein, B Valodia, S Eekhout, L M Pels 183
Unexplained HIV-1 infection in children - documenting cases and assessing for possible risk factors PDF
R Hiemstra, H Rabie, H S Schaaf, B Eley, N Cameron, S Mehtar, A Janse van Rensburg, M F Cotton 188
An assessment of safe injection practices in health facilities in Swaziland PDF
A D Daly, M P Nxumalo, R J Biellik 194
Saving children - an audit system to assess under-5 health care PDF
A Krug, R C Pattison, D J Power 198
Why children die: An under-5 health care survey in Mafikeng region PDF
A Krug, R C Pattinson, D J Power 202


Hypertension Guideline 2003 Update PDF
F J Milne, V J Pinkney-Atkinson, for the Southern African Hypertension Society, Hypertension Guideline Working Groups 2000 and 2003 207