The SAJS is a quarterly, general surgical journal. It carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice and other surgical articles and personal opinion, South African health-related news, obituaries and general correspondence. It is the official journal of the Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA).

New review of clinical studies shows that antidepressants are effective, but must be given a chance to work

New review of clinical studies shows that antidepressants are effective, but must be given a chance to work Depression affects millions of people worldwide.1 ref 1A It can be severely disabling, impacting general health and wellbeing, and performance at work and...

The Science is in the Sample – provided it is Representative

Current sampling practice is a result of the combination of statistics with scientific knowledge about the product/material being sampled.  Such knowledge is acquired through experimentation and the use of various sampling techniques until reproducible results, from representative samples, can be obtained. 

NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE HELM OF GENERICS AND BIOSIMILAR MEDICINES ASSOCIATION

Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa (GBMSA), formerly known as the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM), has appointed Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics as Vice Chairperson to support the existing Chairperson, Lorraine Keyser, CEO of Dr Reddy’s, as of June 2018.

One year on – Novartis, DST and SAMRC MoU builds scientific capability in South Africa

One year after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Novartis, the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Novartis reports that the collaboration is revealing significant latent potential for scientific discovery in South Africa.

The SpineCor Scoliosis Brace – A first of its kind in South Africa

MER Healthcare Consulting has introduced the new Scoliosis SpineCor Brace to the South African market. SpineCor is 3 dimensional dynamic brace used to help prevent progression of a curve in Idiopathic Scoliosis for adolescents and degenerative painful scoliosis in adults.