Top stories you may have missed…

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week:First in utero spina bifida surgery in Africa performed...

DoH officials planning direct attempt to prevent HIV/AIDS fund reduction

A R16 billion ($1.2 billion) investment announced by the United States through PEPFAR - the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief initiated by the George W Bush administration in...

Maternal morbidity greater with cesareans, especially in over 35s

Women who give birth by cesarean section have significantly greater odds of severe acute maternal morbidity than those who have vaginal deliveries, even after...

Higher-dose statin therapy increases AKI risk

In a study, high-intensity statin use was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of acute kidney injury among older adults, but the magnitude...

Using the arts to help critical-care health professionals cope

For doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, the psychological toll of their environment, as well covered in Med Brief Africa in recent weeks, can...

Top stories you may have missed…

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week:Reminder: HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand. To...

New insights into liver injury from body building supplements

In a study reported in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 44 men with liver injury, attributed to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements, experienced a uniform and distinctive pattern of...

Board of Healthcare Funders MD DR KATLEGO MOTHUDI: ‘Many areas where...

Being appointed Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in September 2017 could well have been perceived as a natural progression for...

Health Summit ‘hollow promises’ outcome unfortunate: Suzman Foundation

While acknowledging that the approach to universal health care (UHC) which advocates public-private partnerships is commendable, under the current NHI framework, this relationship is...

Time running out for Titanium Awards nominations

The organisers of the 2019 Titanium Awards have reminded all individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Early unplanned reoperation after radical cystectomy, urinary diversion indicative of surgical...

Unplanned reoperation is an important indicator of surgical quality. Patients who experience unplanned reoperation have been shown to experience significantly higher perioperative mortality than their counterparts. This outcome of...

Overloaded SA medical professionals in danger of burnout: SASOP

Faced with South Africa’s chronic shortage of doctors and specialists, the country’s stressed and overloaded medical professionals are at greater risk of burnout that puts both...

SAPPF concerned about ‘unilateral’ Fraud Charter

 The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that it is still considering whether to support the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Charter (FWA...

Physicians’ lack of trust in one another could compromise quality and...

While the importance of trusted relationships between patients and their physicians is taken for granted, little attention has been given to the relationships among physicians themselves....

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Nominations called for 5th Annual Titanium Awards

All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern...