CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Volume 29, Issue 4, 2011
Volume 29, Issue 4, 2011
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29 (2011)More Less
An editorial by John Yudkin, Bernd Richter and Edwin Gale in a recent Lancet caught my eye. The title is 'Intensified glucose control in type 2 diabetes - whose agenda?' Those of you who follow my editorials will know that my father is an elderly type 2 diabetic and I have a particular interest in the subject.
Author Jo WilmhurstSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29 (2011)More Less
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 156 –159 (2011)More Less
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 160 –161 (2011)More Less
When to consider an inborn error of metabolism : an approach to paediatric neurometabolic disorders : more about ... paediatric neurologySource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 162 –164 (2011)More Less
A medical approach to the care of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy : More about ... paediatric neurologyAuthor Jo WilmshurstSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 168 –169 (2011)More Less
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked condition with an incidence of 1:3 600 - 6 000 live male births. Aspects of the internationally accepted management guidelines are challenging in the South African setting, but attempts should be made to incorporate them.
Post-streptococcal neuropsychiatric movement disorders or Sydenham's chorea spectrum disorder : an update on management : more about ... paediatric neurologySource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 169 –170 (2011)More Less
Sydenham's chorea (SC) was first described in 1686 by Thomas Sydenham. It is a major criterion for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and its presence alone is sufficient to make this diagnosis. Up to 60% of people who present with SC will later develop rheumatic heart disease.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 170 –171 (2011)More Less
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 171 –174 (2011)More Less
Headache is a common problem in childhood - up to 25% of schoolchildren suffer from chronic, recurrent headaches. Although primary headaches are far more common than those with a secondary cause, it is the latter that result in the most anxiety for families. A logical approach to investigating and managing headaches is needed.
Treatment monitoring : no clear benefit to adding viral load to CD4 or clinical symptoms in Thailand and Africa : Aids briefAuthor Keith AlcornSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 176 –177 (2011)More Less
Author Marjorie RaubenheimerSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29 (2011)More Less
To the Editor: In the Editorial Comment in CME of Nov/Dec 2011, you refer to experiences your friends had in the local public health sector - generally good - which you contrast with the poor care your father received in the private health sector, especially regarding the standard of nursing care.
Author Chris BatemanSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 29, pp 179 –180 (2011)More Less
Working long hours? Watch your heart!
The beam of energy that could save you from blindness
Super breeds of germs defeating science
African medicine makers pledge to work together
DA welcomes ruling against Gauteng health MEC
'Doctors' using legitimate names
State is 'turning tide' on TB
Durban hospital improves service delivery