Volume 174 Issue 8

16 April 2001



  • Asthma screening as part of a routine school health assessment in the Australian Capital Territory Nicholas J Glasgow, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Rachel E Yates, Tim McDonald, Robyn Attewell (MJA 2001; 174: 384-388)
  • The contribution of maternal smoking to preterm birth, small for gestational age and low birthweight among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal births in South Australia Annabelle Chan, Rosemary J Keane, Jeffrey S Robinson (MJA 2001; 174: 389-393)
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based guidelines for the use of spacer devices in children with acute asthma Madlen Gazarian, Richard L Henry, Sandra R Wales, Betina E Micallef, Elizabeth M Rood, Matthew W O'Meara, Andrew H Numa (MJA 2001; 174: 394-397)

Notable cases

  • Percutaneous vertebroplasty: a novel treatment for acute vertebral fractures Terrence H Diamond, William A Clark (MJA 2001; 174: 398-400)

Evidence-based medicine

  • EBM in practice: internal medicine Paddy A Phillips (MJA 2001; 174: 401-402)
  • EBM in practice: psychiatry Mark A Oakley-Browne (MJA 2001; 174: 403-404)

Clinical ethics

  • Ethical thinking and stakeholders Kathleen Montgomery, J Miles Little (MJA 2001; 174: 405-406)

The profession

Personal perspective

MJA practice essentials — Neurology

  • 6: Movement disorders II: The hyperkinetic disorders Jane E Rice, Philip D Thompson (MJA 2001; 174: 413-419)

EBM in action

  • Is coenzyme Q10 helpful for patients with idiopathic cardiomyopathy? Christopher B Del Mar, Paul P Glasziou, Anneliese B Spinks, Sharon L Sanders (MJA 2001; 174: 421)