Volume 173 Issue 8

16 October 2000


  • Hepatocellular carcinoma in Australia: largely preventable? Darrell H G Crawford, Jonathon Fawcett (MJA 2000; 173: 396-397)
  • Emergency department observation wards Donald A Campbell, Peter Greenberg, Peter Cameron (MJA 2000; 173: 397-398)
  • Guidelines for unstable angina: evidence-based medicine in the information age Terry Campbell, Richard W Harper (MJA 2000; 173: 399-400)
  • What's in a name? The labelling of back pain Nikolai Bogduk (MJA 2000; 173: 400-401)


  • Primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Australia, 1978-1997: increasing incidence and mortality Matthew G Law, Stuart K Roberts, Gregory J Dore, John M Kaldor (MJA 2000; 173: 403-405)
  • Use of "preventer" medications and written asthma management plans among adults with asthma in New South Wales Guy B Marks, Bin B Jalaludin, Margaret Williamson, Nicola L Atkin, Adrian Bauman, for the NSW Health Department Asthma Data Working Group (MJA 2000; 173: 407-410)


  • The effect on hospital admission profiles of establishing an emergency department observation ward Aled G Williams, George A Jelinek, Ian R Rogers, Judy A Wenban, Ian G Jacobs (MJA 2000; 173: 411-414)

Notable cases

  • The Brugada syndrome: a recently recognised genetic disease causing sudden cardiac death Cameron B Singleton, Mark A McGuire (MJA 2000; 173: 415-418)

Medicine and the community

New drugs, old drugs


Lessons from practice

  • An uncommon cause of postoperative confusion Carole L Foot, Robert J Barnett (MJA 2000; 173: 440-441)


  • Management of unstable angina: Guidelines - 2000 (MJA 2000; 173: S65-S88)