SASA to hold roadshows to explain new fee model

 The Private Practice Business Unit of SASA will be holding roadshows to introduce and explain the SASA Event Based Contract as well as the Societal Peer...

Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

60-day mortality not significantly lower with ECMO in ARDS

For patients with very severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), 60-day mortality is not significantly lower with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) than with continued conventional treatment,...

SASCRO Census: relative shortage of practising oncologists countrywide

Among the more significant challenges facing the country’s oncology services at present is the “progressive decrease” in specialist radiation oncologists in the academic/state sector,...

SSI rate can be reduced in hysterectomy

Implementation of a perioperative surgical site infection prevention bundle may reduce the rate of surgical site infection among patients undergoing hysterectomy, according to a study published...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

SA Heart Congress deadline for abstract submissions extended

In a final call for abstract submissions, the organising committee of this year’s  SA Heart Congress at Sun City from 4 to 7 October...

Ultrasound reveals thickened bowel walls in ulcerative colitis flares

The vast majority of patients with ulcerative colitis who experience clinical flares show thickening of the bowel wall on ultrasound, researchers in Germany have...

Why “sorry” is the hardest word for doctors to say

When things go wrong, appropriate communication by medical practitioners with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. When, how and in what...

New sepsis treatment guidelines focus on critical first hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based...

24-26 August: South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS) Congress

Contact: Carina du Plessis: carina@londocor.co.za Website: www.saaps2018.co.zaWelcome to the SAAPS Conference 2018 Dear SAAPS members, dear friends We are glad to inform you that 2018 SAAPS Congress will...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Medical negligence: State to review law

The Justice Department says it would be reviewing the State Liability Act in a bid to deal with the rapid increase in medical malpractice claims against...

Medical negligence: State to review law

The Justice Department says it would be reviewing the State Liability Act in a bid to deal with the rapid increase in medical malpractice claims against...