Vol 99, No 9 (2009)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Content page PDF

From the Editor

The true purpose of CPD: The MPS gets it right PDF
JP van Niekerk 611

Editor's choice

Editor's choice PDF
JP van Niekerk 613


South African guidelines on venous thromboembolism PDF
Michael John Webb 614
Olfactory Reference Syndrome in DSM-V PDF
Srnka Jelka Flegar, Bavanisha Vythilingum, Christine Lochner, Dan Stein 614
Cavernous Sinus thrombosis, a possible lethal complication of facial abscess manipulation - a tale of two patients PDF
L J de Lange, Daliwonga Sithembele Magazi 616


OSD deal – a flicker of hope for mid-level doctors PDF
G8 failure on AIDS funding “obscene’ PDF
Veil of silence falls over Health Dept kickback probe PDF
Microbicide research already benefitting thousands – experts PDF

Book reviews

Healers, Helpers and Hospitals (Volumes 1 and 2) PDF
Peter Ian Folb 640


Does the 2008 HSRC survey really point to a turning tide of HIV prevalence in children, teenagers and the youth? PDF
Robert Edwin Dorrington 631
National population-based HIV surveys - the method of choice for measuring the HIV epidemic PDF
Thomas Rehle, Olive Shisana 633
Professor Dorrington responds: PDF
Robert Edwin Dorrington 636
Is scaling up enough to curb the HIV epidermic in southern Africa? PDF
Wim Delva, Carel Pretorius, Marleen Temmerman 638


Improving data to reduce the burden of disease - lessons from the Western Cape PDF
Tracey Naledi, Keith C Househam, Pam Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw, Jonny E Myers 641

Scientific letters

Death certificates: Let's get it right! PDF
Desiree Pieterse, Pam Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw, Elsie H Burger, Jon Rohde, Gavin Reagon 643
Tracheal Stenosis: Preventable morbidity on the increase in our intensive care units PDF
Oliver William Raynham, Darlene Lubbe, Johannes Fagan 645
Only skin deep: Limitations of public health understanding of male circumcision in South Africa. PDF
Bonginkosi Sithole, Lindiwe Mbhele, Heidi Eve van Rooyen, Gertrude Khumalo-Sakutukwa, Richter Linda 647

Original articles

Quality of cause of death certification at an academic hospital: Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Beatrice Nojilana, Pam Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw, Gavin Reagon 648
Monitoring the South African antiretroviral programme 2003-2007: The IeDEA Southern Africa collaboration PDF
Morna Cornell, Karl Technau, Lara Fairall, Robin Wood, Harry Moultrie, Gilles Van Cutsem, Janet Giddy, Lerato Mohapi, Brian Eley, Patrick MacPhail, Hans Prozesky, Helena Rabie, Mary-Ann Davies, Nicola Maxwell, Andrew Boulle 653
Estimation of adult antiretroviral treatment coverage in South Africa PDF
Muhammad Aarif Adam, Leigh Francis Johnson 661
Potential for medical error: Incorrectly completed request forms for thyroid function tests limit pathologists’ advice to clinicians PDF
Annalise Edith Zemlin, Louise Nutt, Lesley Jean Burgess, Fredeline Eiman, Rajiv Timothy Erasmus 668
Allergenicity of latex rubber products used in South African dental schools PDF
Mabe Dikeledi Onnicah, Singh Soogreem Tanusha, Bello Braimoh, Jeebhay F. Mohamed, Lopata Andreas, Wadee Ahmed 672


CPD Questionnaire PDF