Emergence of Extensive Drug Resistance (XDR) Among Gramnegative Bacilli in South Africa Looms Nearer (Issues IN PUBLIC Health) (Report)

Emergence of Extensive Drug Resistance (XDR) Among Gramnegative Bacilli in South Africa Looms Nearer (Issues IN PUBLIC Health) (Report)

Until recently, the term ‘extensive drug resistance’ (XDR) was held to be applicable to Mycobacterium tuberculosis only. It is now clear that Gram-negative bacilli are moving a step closer towards acquiring similar resistance. The emergence of multi(MDR) and pan-drug resistant (PDR) Gram-negative health care-associated pathogens has been confined to non-fermenters such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and […]

Knowledge and Expectations of Labour Among Primigravid Women in the Public Health Sector (Clinical Report)

Knowledge and Expectations of Labour Among Primigravid Women in the Public Health Sector (Clinical Report)

Objectives. We analysed knowledge and expectations of the process and pain of labour in primigravidas attending a local midwifery obstetric unit (MOU). It was anticipated that the results of this study could inform the development of interventions aimed at improving the analgesic care of women delivering at primary health care obstetric units. Design. Qualitative analysis […]

BCG Vaccination in South African Hiv-Exposed Infants--Risks and Benefits (Issues in Public Health) (Report)

BCG Vaccination in South African Hiv-Exposed Infants–Risks and Benefits (Issues in Public Health) (Report)

Until 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination should be contraindicated in infants with symptomatic HIV disease in countries with a high burden of tuberculosis. This recommendation was based on the perceived low risk of serious adverse events in HIV-infected infants. The WHO revised its recommendations regarding BCG vaccination in […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Public Health and Medicine in Thailand) (Affluenza in United States) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Public Health and Medicine in Thailand) (Affluenza in United States) (Editorial)

LEARNING FROM THE THAIS I spoke at a meeting of about 350 attendees in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 11, 2002, and had an opportunity to speak to several Thai physicians about their country and about medicine in it. Although I had been to Bangkok once previously, that visit was brief (24 hours), and my memory […]