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MJA

Volume 171 Issue 5

6 September 1999

Editorials

  • Dementia: current and future challenges Dina C LoGiudice, David J Ames (MJA 1999; 171: 228-229)
  • Measuring the success of joint replacement surgery Owen D Williamson (MJA 1999; 171: 229-230)
  • Financial incentives to change emergency service performance George A Jelinek, Christopher J Baggoley (MJA 1999; 171: 231-232)
  • Computed tomography screening for coronary disease David S Celermajer, Phillip J Harris (MJA 1999; 171: 232-233)

Research

Healthcare

  • The effects of bonus payments on emergency service performance in Victoria Peter A Cameron, Marcus P Kennedy, John J McNeil (MJA 1999; 171: 243-246)

Notable Cases

Review

  • The present status of electroconvulsive therapy: a systematic review Chanaka Wijeratne, Graeme S Halliday, Robert W Lyndon (MJA 1999; 171: 250-254)

New Drugs, Old Drugs

  • Long-acting 2-agonists: the new symptom controllers for asthma Christine R Jenkins (MJA 1999; 171: 255-258)

Milestones

  • Frank Macfarlane Burnet: virologist, immunologist and Nobel Prize winner Gordon L Ada (MJA 1999; 171: 259-261)
  • John Cade and the discovery of lithium treatment for manic depressive illness Philip B Mitchell, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic (MJA 1999; 171: 262-264)

MJA Practice Essentials -- Cardiology

  • Therapy for cardiac failure: treatments old and new Stephen V Pavia, Andrew J Galbraith (MJA 1999; 171: 265-271)