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Volume 180, Issue 9 — 3 May, 2004

From the editor’s desk

In This Issue

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Editorials

Estimating disease likelihood: a case of rubbery figures

Ian A Scott
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 438-439.

Postcard from the UK

Modernisation or reform? The NHS approach

Richard F Heller, Konrad Jamrozik and David P Weller
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 441-442.

Research

Randomised controlled trial of graded exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome

Karen E Wallman, Alan R Morton, Carmel Goodman, Robert Grove and Andrew M Guilfoyle
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 444-448. 

Generating pre-test probabilities: a neglected area in clinical decision making

John R Attia, David W Sibbritt, Ben D Ewald, Balakrishnan R Nair, Neil S Paget, Rod F Wellard, Lesley Patterson and Richard F Heller
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 449-454. 

Healthcare

Impact of an electronic antibiotic advice and approval system on antibiotic prescribing in an Australian teaching hospital

M Lindsay Grayson, Sharmila Melvani, Sue W Kirsa, Stephen Cheung, M Kent Garrett, Anthony M Korman and William A Thomson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 455-458. 

Public health

Increase in type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in Western Australia

Sarah K McMahon, Aveni Haynes, Nirubasini Ratnam, Maree T Grant, Christine L Carne, Timothy W Jones and Elizabeth A Davis
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 459-461. 

Clinical update

Metformin therapy and diabetes in pregnancy

David Simmons, Barry N J Walters, Janet A Rowan and H David McIntyre
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 462-464. 

EBM: Trials on trial

Does high-impact exercise in the prepubertal period have an osteogenic effect in females?

Jennifer K Peat and Geraldine A Naughton
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 465-466.

Subgroup analysis: application to individual patient decisions

R John Simes, Val J Gebski and Anthony C Keech
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 467-469.

Lessons from practice

Successful reintroduction of statin therapy after myositis: was there another cause?

Leo P Rando, Sarah AL Cording and Harvey H Newnham
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 472-473. 

MJA Practice Essentials — Endocrinology

10: Management of obesity

Joseph Proietto and Louise A Baur
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 474-480. 

Letters

Murine typhus: the first reported case from Victoria

Stephanie L Jones, Eugene Athan, Daniel O’Brien, Stephen R Graves, Chelsea Nguyen and John Stenos
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 482.

Sublingual glyceryl trinitrate as prehospital treatment for hypertension in Irukandji syndrome

Mark Little, Peter L Pereira, Richard Mulcahy, Teresa Carrette and Jamie Seymour
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 482-484.

Travel insurance and medical evacuation

Peter A Leggat and Robin Griffiths
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 484-486.

Travel insurance and medical evacuation

Fred Gilligan, Peter Sharley and Andrew Berry
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 484-486.

Travel insurance and medical evacuation

Howard Roby
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 484-486.

Are the Australian guidelines asking too much of the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI)?

Kirsty L Buising, Karin A Thursky, James F Black and Graham V Brown
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 486-487.

El Niño Southern Oscillation and the transmission of hepatitis A virus in Australia

Wenbiao Hu, Anthony J McMichael and Shilu Tong
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 487-488.

Snapshot

A pulmonary snowstorm

Bobby Bhalotra, Atul Gogia, Pratibha Gupta and Neeraj Jain
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 454. 

Clinical update - Correction

Medical management of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip joints

Rebecca Grainger and Flavia M Cicuttini
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 464.

Obituaries

Robert Frederick WarnockBA, MB BChir, DObstRCOG

Timothy Warnock
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 471. 

Jack Raymond Elliott PhC, BSc, MB BS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

Alan D Hewson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (9): 471. 

Book reviews

New O & G textbook

David A Ellwood
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Columns

In Other Journals

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