Vol 99, No 6 (2009)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents page PDF

From the Editor

Diets: A fat lot of use? PDF
JP van Niekerk 409

Editor's choice

Editors choice PDF
JP van Niekerk 411


Treat the patient, not the result PDF
Nesri Padayatchi, John Quantrill 412
(ARV-) Free State? The moratorium’s threat to patients’ adherence and the development of drug-resistant HIV PDF
Ziad El-Khatib, Marlise Richter 412
Are Investigators satisfied with contract clinical research in South Africa? PDF
Essack Mitha 414
Kebble or quibble? PDF
Robert Ian Caldwell 414


Gvt shifts duty of care to underpaid public sector doctors PDF
McCord’s; 100 year-old beacon of hope in turbulent health care seas PDF
MCC 'Tardy' as couple suffer Mefliam 'nightmare’ PDF


Surprises of off-label drug use: where had all the Prostin gone? PDF
Rik De Decker, Eugenie Eugenie Gordon-Graham, Neil Seller, John Lawrenson 432
Santa Claus or grandfather clause? PDF
Robert Ian Caldwell 434
Colonic perforation by high-pressure water exerted via anal canal PDF
ibrahim turkcuer, Mustafa Serinken, Ozgur Karcioglu, Cagatay Aydin, Yilmaz Kiroglu 437


The off-label use of medication in South Africa: What about some information for medical practitioners? PDF
Rita-Marie Jansen 438
Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss: South Africans at risk PDF
Soraya Bardien, H. Simon Schaaf, Tashneem Harris, Lucretia Petersen, Greetje de Jong, Johan Fagan 440

Scientific letters

The costs of a bullet - inpatient costs of firearm injuries in South Africa PDF
Anders Eriksson, Johannes Norberg, Tomas Nilsson, Timothy Hardcastle 442
Health care waste management at an academic hospital: knowledge and practices of doctors and nurses PDF
Tuduetso Ramokate, Debashis Basu 444

Original articles

Clinical, legal and ethical implications of the intra-ocular (off-label) use of bevacizumab (Avastin®) - a South African perspective. PDF
Rita-Marie Jansen, Christiaan Gouws 446
Socio-economic predictors of stunting in pre-school children PDF
Barbara A Willey, Noel Cameron, Shane A Norris, John M Pettifor, Paula L Griffiths 450
A simple clinical formula for predicting fetal weight in labour at term: derivation and validation PDF
Eckhart Buchmann, Karabo Tlale 457
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) PDF
Clara-Maria Schutte, Chris Retief, Chris Retief, Malcolm Kevin Baker, Malcolm Kevin Baker 461


Venous Thromboembolism – Prophylactic and Therapeutic Practice Guideline PDF
Barry Frank Jacobson, Susan Louw, Mervyn Mer, Sylvia Haas, Harry R Büller, AbuTalibOsman Abdool-Carrim, David Adler, Anthony Beeton, Peter Roy De Jong, Dick van der Jagt, Brian Levy, Jody Pearl, Elize Schapkaitz, Pieter Frederik Wessels 467


CPD Questionnaire PDF