Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia

ISSN: 2220-1181 (Print)
            2220-1173 (Online)
Publication frequency: 6 issues per year

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

 

Official publication of the South African Society of AnaesthesiologistsCo-published with Medpharm Publications

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access. 

Aims & Scope

The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia's primary aim is the publication of original research in anaesthesia and analgesia and review papers for continued professional development (CPD). The publication is aimed at both specialist anaesthetists and general practitioners.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Prof Christina Lundgren, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Deputy Editor

Prof Bruce Biccard, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Editorial Board

Prof Andrew Ian Levin, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof Adrian T Bosenberg, University of Washington, United States
Dr Clive Daniel, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Prof Johan Diedericks, University of the Free State, South Africa
Prof Rob Dyer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Ivan A Joubert, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Analee Milner, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof Bhiken Naik, University of Virginia, United States
Prof Eddie Oosthuizen, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof Arthur Rantloane, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr Anthony Reed, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Lisa Zuccherelli, Joondalup Health Campus, Australia

Latest Issue

Volume 23, Issue 6, 2017

Article

Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study
Author(s): Robert WisePietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthetics, South Africa, Kim de VasconcellosDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, David SkinnerDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Reitze RodsethDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Dean GopalanDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, David MuckartDiscipline of Surgery, South Africa, Zohra BanooKwaZulu-Natal Department of Health District, South Africa, Tashmin BisseruPaediatrics, South Africa, Steve BlakemoreAneasthesiology, South Africa, Jenine de MeyerInkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, National Health Laboratory Services, South Africa, Michael FaurieDiscipline of Surgery, South Africa, Kom GovenderDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Timothy HardcastleClinical Unit, South Africa, Prakash JeenaPaediatric Intensive Care Unit, South Africa, Nicky KalafatisDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Kroshlan KistanDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Theroshnie KistenDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Carolyn LeeHead Clinical Department: Internal Medicine, South Africa, Colin MitchellPietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthetics, South Africa, Magesvaran MoodleyDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Mary MorganDiscipline of Paediatrics, South Africa, Arisha RamkilliwanaPietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthetics, South Africa, Rajesh RamjeeAnaesthesiology, South Africa, Darshan ReddyDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, South Africa, Afke RobrochWilhemina’s Childrens Hospital, UMC, The Netherlands, Shivani SinghDiscipline of Paediatrics, South Africa, Richard von RahdenDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, Bruce BiccardDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 139–144
Economic and psychological burden of scheduled surgery cancellation in a sub-Saharan country (Burkina Faso)
Author(s): Martin LankoandéDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Papougnézambo BonkoungouDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Bertille K KiDepartment of Anaesthesiology, Burkina Faso, Armel Flavien R KaboréDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Edgar OuangréGeneral and Digestive Surgery, Burkina Faso, Yacouba SavadogoGeneral Medicine, Burkina Faso, Cheik Thw BougoumaDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Joachim SanouDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Nazinigouba OuedraogoDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, Burkina Faso, Phillipe PendevilleDepartment of Anaesthesiology, Belgium
Pages: 145–151
Preoperative predictors of thrombocytopenia in Caesarean delivery: is routine platelet count testing necessary?
Author(s): Lulama NkomentabaNelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, Discipline of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, South Africa, David G BishopPerioperative Research Group, Department of Anaesthetics, South Africa, Reitze N RodsethPerioperative Research Group, Department of Anaesthetics, South Africa
Pages: 152–155
Increasing the labour epidural rate in a state hospital in South Africa: challenges and opportunities
Author(s): Stephanus F van ZylDepartment of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa, Jonathan L BurkeDepartment of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa
Pages: 156–161
The effect of sevoflurane induction on the myocardial performance index in healthy individuals
Author(s): Aidan C KingwillDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa, Johannes van der WesthuizenDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa, Edwin W TurtonDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 162–166

Case Report

Perioperative echocardiography for invasive thymoma with intracardiac invasion in a child: a case report
Author(s): Megan SandersDepartment of Anaesthesiology, South Africa, Ahmad AlliDepartment of Anaesthesiology, South Africa
Pages: 167–168

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