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  • Vol. 114 No. 4 (2024)

    CME

    Urology care in South Africa: A call for collaboration

    In Practice

    Policy brief: Optimising antimicrobial usage in paediatric inpatient hospital settings

    Research

    Towards developing new private sector obstetric care and contracting models in South Africa: Insights from public hospitals using private general practitioners to provide caesarean deliveries

    How far? Travel burdens for children admitted to hospitals in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

    Prevalence and predictors of severe Crohn’s disease at a tertiary hospital in South Africa

    Diagnosis and presenting features of autoimmune hepatitis at a central referral hospital in South Africa

  • Vol. 114 No. 3 (2024)

    EDITORIAL

    Obesity is South Africa’s new HIV epidemic

    IN PRACTICE

    South African healthcare reforms towards universal healthcare – where to next?

    RESEARCH

    Contribution of a bonded scholarship scheme to staffing rural health facilities

    Differential management and associations of dyslipidaemia and hypertension by glycaemic status in urban South Africans

    Cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation in South Africa: One-year outcome from the Cryo Global Registry

  • Vol. 114 No. 2 (2024)

    EDITORIAL

    A good death

    IN PRACTICE

    The role of new hepatitis B vaccines in South Africa

    RESEARCH

    Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a rural area in South Africa

    Community perceptions of community health worker effectiveness: Contributions to health behaviour change in an urban health district in South Africa

    The burden and outcomes of firearm injuries at two district-level emergency centres in Cape Town, South Africa: A descriptive analysis

  • Vol. 114 No. 1 (2024)

    IN PRACTICE

    Recurrent venous thrombosis – an unusual first presentation of autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 3B

    Artificial intelligence (AI) or augmented intelligence? How big data and AI are transforming healthcare: Challenges and opportunities

    RESEARCH

    Pancreatic cancer mortality in South Africa: A case-control study

    Evaluation of the impact of PEPFAR transition on retention in care in South Africa’s Western Cape Province

    Progress towards 90-90-90 and 95-95-95 strategy implementations and HIV positivity trends in the City of Johannesburg

  • Vol. 113 No. 12 (2023)

    SPECIAL SERIES ON THE DISTRICT HEALTH SYSTEM

    District Health System Performance in South Africa: Are current monitoring systems optimal?

    IN PRACTICE

    Implementing E-MOTIVE for detection and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage in South Africa

    RESEARCH

    Wrong-route drug administration errors: A review of the literature

    Antivirals for the treatment of mild and moderate COVID-19

    Knowledge, attitudes and practices of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among healthcare workers in the Ekurhuleni District, South Africa

  • Vol. 113 No. 11 (2023)

    SPECIAL SERIES ON THE DISTRICT HEALTH SYSTEM

    Improving health outcomes and quality at the subdistrict level

    RESEARCH

    Trisomy 21 screening with αlpha software and the Fetal Medicine Foundation algorithm

    Dyslipidaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease – a neglected cardiovascular risk factor

    The use of emergency medical services for palliative situations in Western Cape Province, South Africa

    Treating drug-resistant tuberculosis in an era of shorter regimens

  • Vol. 113 No. 10 (2023)

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Universal health coverage: Can anyone afford it?

    CORRESPONDENCE

    Specimen rejection in a high-throughput TB laboratory: A descriptive study

    RESEARCH

    Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV in Khayelitsha, South Africa: A contemporary review of services 20 years later

    Burn injuries in KwaZulu-Natal: Quantifying the healthcare burden

    Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on low birth weight in Soweto, South Africa

    Prevalence and outcome of acute kidney injury in burn victims at a tertiary centre in Cape Town, South Africa

  • Vol. 113 No. 9 (2023)

    GUEST EDITORIAL

    Postpartum depression: Addressing misinformation and harmful attitudes

    IN PRACTICE

    Failure to obtain informed consent – is it a criminal offence?

    Causation of term perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic basal ganglia and thalamus injury in the context of cerebral palsy litigation: Position statement

    RESEARCH

    Utilisation and optimisation of beta-adrenergic receptor blockers over a 6-month period among chronic heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction 

    Further evidence of misclassification of the injury deaths in South Africa: When will the barriers to accurate injury death statistics be removed? 

    Perinatal outcome of maternal deaths at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2014 - June 2019

    Prevalence of comorbid disease and associated risk factors among homeless people living in temporary shelters during the COVID-19 lockdown in Tshwane, South Africa

  • Vol. 113 No. 8 (2023)

    EDITORIAL

    Urgent appeal to allow all professional nurses and midwives to prescribe PrEP in SA

    IN PRACTICE

    Cavernous tinus thrombosis: A rare and potentially lethal complication of herpes zoster ophthalmicus that can be easily missed

    Potential drug-drug interactions with phentermine among long-term phentermine consumers: A retrospective analysis SA, 2018 - 2020

     

    RESEARCH

    Cancer mortality trends in South Africa: 1997 - 2016

    Signal of harm in morphine use in adults with pulmonary oedema: A rapid systematic review

    Acute angioedema in emergency centres, Cape Town, SA, 2018 - 2020

  • Vol. 113 No. 7 (2023)

    CME

    Approach to the diagnosis and management of snakebite envenomation in South Africa in humans: Special patient groups and surgical aspects

    IN PRACTICE

    Namibian spitting cobra, Naja nigricinta nigricinta (zebra snake): Oral flora and antibiotic sensitivity, a cross- sectional study

    RESEARCH

    Evaluation of the national clinical sentinel surveillance system for sexually transmitted infections in SA

    Profile of human papillomavirus genotypes in breast and oesophageal cancer patients in Pretoria, SA

    Private healthcare sector spinal surgery: Patient and surgeon profiles from a large open medical scheme in SA

  • Vol. 113 No. 6 (2023)

    CME

    Approach to the diagnosis and management of snakebite envenomation in South Africa in humans: The hospital phase – emergency unit general principles

    IN PRACTICE

    Bronchiolitis v. bronchopneumonia: Navigating antibiotic use within the lower respiratory tract infection spectrum

    Ivermectin drug-induced liver injury

    RESEARCH

    Periprosthetic joint infection: A South African perspective

    Factors associated with COVID-19 inpatient mortality cases within 24 hours

    Investigating blood alcohol concentrations in injury-related deaths before and during the COVID-19 national lockdown in Western Cape Province, South Africa: A cross-sectional retrospective review

  • Vol. 113 No. 5 (2023)

    CME

    Management of snakebite (part 1)

    IN PRACTICE

    Medical internship training in South Africa: Reflections on the new training model 2020-2021

    RESEARCH

    SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk in the school environment:
    a pilot case-ascertained prospective study to inform future school-based surveillance

    Healthcare workers’ knowledge and practice of the South African national tuberculosis management guidelines

    The incidence and outcomes of high-risk acute coronary syndromes in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: a prospective cohort study

    Profile of adverse drug reaction reports in South Africa: An analysis of VigiBase for the year 2017

  • Festschrift: Bongani Mayosi

    Bongani Mayosi:

    • A life remembered
    • A man of the heart
    • An ambassador for South Africa and the world
    • A man with his head and heart in Africa
    • A man with profound impact
    • A teacher of endless inspiration

    Establishing the Bongani Mayosi Summer School of Academic Mentorship – an idea to honour Bongani Mayosi’s legacy of mentorship and capacity building in Africa

    Lift as you rise: The remarkable legacy of Prof. Bongani Mayosi

    Reflections on coping with the loss of a leader, my mentor, my hero

    Bongani the mentor, a thousand Bonganis for the African Nobel laureate in our lifetime

    Bongani Mayosi and his contributions towards rheumatic heart disease

    A brief summary of Prof. Mayosi’s major contributions to pericardial disease research and practice

    Bongani Mayosi’s contributions to improved understanding of cardiomyopathy and heart failure

     

  • Vol. 113 No. 4 (2023)

    CME

    Autoimmune encephalitis: Epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical spectrum (Part 2)

    IN PRACTICE

    The leading cause of medico-legal claims and possible solutions

    RESEARCH

    The state of kidney replacement therapy in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: A call to action

    Barriers affecting COVID-19 vaccination in Phalombe District, Malawi: A qualitative study

    Prevalence and correlates of 30-day suicidal ideation and intent: Results of the South African National Student Mental Health Survey

     

  • Vol. 113 No. 3 (2023)

    CME

    Autoimmune encephalitis: Epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical spectrum

    EDITORIAL

    The firearm pandemic: Time to act and flatten the curve

    RESEARCH

    Impact of interventions for tuberculosis prevention and care in South Africa – a systematic review of mathematical modelling studies

    SARS-CoV-2 mutations on diagnostic gene targets in the second wave in Zimbabwe: A retrospective genomic analysis

    Clinical impact of plasma concentrations of first-line antituberculosis drugs

  • Vol. 113 No. 2 (2023)

    IN PRACTICE

    A diagnostic dilema for a common but not so typical street pesticide

    What are health policy and systems research priorities for universal health coverage in South Africa?

    RESEARCH

    Self-reported beta-lactam allergy in government and private hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa

    Factors associated with partner notification intentions among symptomatic sexually transmitted infection service attendees in South Africa

    Implementation of self-monitoring of blood glucose for insulin-dependent diabetes in patients in a rural non- communicable disease clinic in Neno, Malawi

  • Vol. 113 No. 1 (2023)

    In Practice
    Practicing in a post-truth world: Pandemic ethics can inform patient autonomy and clinical communication
    Recovering from COVID lockdowns: routine public sector PHC services in South Africa, 2019 -2021

    Original research
    A doctor at a PHC clinic: a ‘must-have’ or ‘nice-to-have’?
    Exploring community’s understanding of HIV vaccine-induced seropositivity in a South African research setting
    Access to postpartum tubal ligation services in Cape Town, South Africa – an observational study

  • Vol. 112 No. 12 (2022)

    CME

    Cardiovascular deaths: What do the genes say?

    IN PRACTICE

    Fatal infective necrotising fasciitis: Complication following Naja nigricincta nigricincta bite

    Successful multi-organ donation from a district-level hospital without an intensive care unit – a case series of referrals over an 18-month period

    RESEARCH

    COVID-19 in pregnant women in South Africa: A retrospective review

    Risk factors and outcomes of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury in intensive care units in Johannesburg, South Africa

    HLA Class I and Class II antigens in sarcoidosis

  • Vol. 112 No. 9 (2022)

    Editorial

    The introduction of competency-based medical education for postgraduate training in South Africa

    In Practice

    Fertility consent forms and the disposition of reproductive material upon a fertility patient’s death: legal reflections

    Original research

    Every Maternal Near-Miss counts: Need for a National Audit in South Africa? A mixed methods study

    Impact of COVID-19 primary healthcare service restrictions on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Cape Town, South Africa

    Undiagnosed comorbidities among individuals hospitalised with COVID-19 in South African public hospitals

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