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Volume 179, Issue 8 — 20 October, 2003

From the editor’s desk

The people's research project

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 393. 

In This Issue

Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): ?. 

Editorials

Evidence and information for health policy: a decade of change

Alan D Lopez
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 396-397.

Coax, COX and cola

John S Dowden
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 397-398.

Substance use, psychological distress and crime

Toni Makkai
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 399-400.

Does every baby get a newborn screening test?

Bridget M Wilcken
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 400-401.

Research

Lessons from early large-scale adoption of celecoxib and rofecoxib by Australian general practitioners

Stephen J Kerr, Andrea Mant, Fiona E Horn, Kevin McGeechan and Geoffrey P Sayer
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 403-407. 

Substance-use disorders and psychological distress among police arrestees

Edward B Heffernan, John B Saunders, Gerard Byrne and Joe Finn
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 408-411. 

Newborn screening in South Australia: is it universal?

Michael P Metz, Enzo Ranieri, Rosemarie L Gerace, Kevin R Priest, Colin G Luke and Annabelle Chan
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 412-415. 

Healthcare

The influence of geographical location on the complexity of rural general practice activities

John S Humphreys, Judith A Jones, Michael P Jones, David Mildenhall, Paul R Mara, Bruce Chater, David R Rosenthal, Nola M Maxfield and Michael A Adena
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 416-420. 

For debate

Heart failure: how can we prevent the epidemic?

Duncan J Campbell
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 422-425. 

Viewpoint

Adverse event reporting in clinical trials: room for improvement

Winston S Liauw and Richard O Day
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 426-428. 

Lessons from practice

First report of human angiostrongyliasis acquired in Sydney

Don S Pryor, Pam Konecny, Sanjaya N Senanayake and John Walker
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 430-431. 

Clinical ethics

Money, morals and the conquest of mortality*

J Miles Little
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 432-435.

EBM: Trials on trial

Is early surgical referral for children with persistent otitis media with effusion (OME) appropriate?

Peter S Morris and Amanda J Leach
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 436-437.

Inclusion of patients in clinical trial analysis: the intention-to-treat principle

Stephane R Heritier, Val J Gebski and Anthony C Keech
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 438-440.

MJA Practice Essentials: Endocrinology

2: Recent advances in therapy of diabetes

Jennifer J Couper and Johannes B Prins
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 441-447. 

Snapshot

Giant occipital intracranial and extracranial meningioma

Rodney S Allan, Peter J Spittaler and Lindsay J Rowe
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 448. 

Letters

Energy levels for biphasic defibrillation

Ian G Jacobs, James Tibballs, Peter T Morley, Jennifer Dennett, Jeff Wassertheil, Vic Callanan and John Hall
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 451.

Tasmania: doing its wee bit for iodine nutrition

Judy A Seal, Eric M Johnson, Zelda Doyle and Kelly Shaw
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 451-452.

Leprosy transmission in the Kimberley, Western Australia: still a reality in 21st-century Australia

Donna B Mak, Eleanor M Platt and Christopher H Heath
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 452.

Computerised asthma action plans

Michael South
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 453.

Mirtazapine-induced hyponatraemia

Milton G Roxanas
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 453-454.

New contraceptive choices across reproductive life

John F Kerin
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 454.

New contraceptive choices across reproductive life

Therese M Foran
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 454.

Update on treatment of menstrual disorders

David H Eizenberg
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 454-455.

Update on treatment of menstrual disorders

Martha Hickey and Cynthia M Farquhar
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 454-455.

Obituaries

Ian Donald Russell GardinerMB BS

Judith R Gardiner and David Pullen
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 428. 

Correction

Nocardia asteroides pneumonia with bacteraemia

Patricia A Figgis, John L Harkness and Allan R Glanville
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 447.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Ann Gregory
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