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Volume 182, Issue 9 — 2 May, 2005

From the editor’s desk

THE MEDICAL TIME BOMB

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 433. 

In This Issue

Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): ?. 

Editorials

Obstetricians and midwives modus vivendi for current times

Edward W Weaver, Kenneth F Clark and Barbara A Vernon
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 436-437.

A picture of Australia’s children

George C Patton, Sharon R Goldfeld, Indrani Pieris-Caldwell, Meredith Bryant and Graham V Vimpani
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 437-438.

Friedreich ataxia: from genes to therapies?

Martin B Delatycki, Panos A Ioannou and Andrew J Churchyard
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 439.

Gene therapy: great expectations?

Adrian J Thrasher
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 440-441.

Oversight and monitoring of clinical research with gene therapy in Australia

Ronald JA Trent PhD, FRACP and FRCPA
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 441-442.

Conference report

24/7 Health

Naomi L Rogers and Ronald R Grunstein
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 444-445.

Research

Estimating Australia’s abortion rates 1985–2003

Annabelle Chan and Leonie C Sage
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 447-452. 

The Australian Cancer Anaemia Survey: a snapshot of anaemia in adult patients with cancer

Tara Seshadri, H Miles Prince, David R Bell, Paul B Coughlin, Philip P B James, Gary E Richardson, Boris Chern, Peter Briggs, John Norman, Ian N Olver, Chris Karapetis and John Stewart
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 453-457. 

Treatment of an infant with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1) by gene therapy in Australia

Samantha L Ginn, Julie A Curtin, Christine M Smyth, Margot Latham, Sharon C Cunningham, Maolin Zheng, Linda Hobson, Peter B Rowe, Ian E Alexander, Belinda Kramer, Melanie Wong, Alyson Kakakios, Geoffrey B McCowage, Debbie Watson, Stephen I Alexander, Alain Fischer, Marina Cavazzana-Calvo and Salima Hacein-Bey-Abina
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 458-463. 

Position statement

The Research Enterprise

Improving the governance of health research

Michael K Walsh, John J McNeil and Kerry J Breen
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 468-471. 

For debate

Communicating prostate cancer risk: what should we be telling our patients?

Peter D Baade, Suzanne K Steginga, Joanne F Aitken and Carole B Pinnock
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 472-475. 

Clinical update

Venous thromboembolism: diagnosis and management of deep venous thrombosis

Wai Khoon Ho, Graeme J Hankey, Cindy H Lee and John W Eikelboom
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 476-481. 

Notable cases

Life-threatening allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in a well child with cystic fibrosis

Emma Skowronski and Dominic A Fitzgerald
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 482-483. 

MJA Practice Essentials – Paediatrics

Letters

Prevalence of colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among haemodialysis outpatients in Victoria: implications for screening

Laurelle J Burrell, Elizabeth A Grabsch, Alexander A Padiglione and M Lindsay Grayson
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 492.

Effectiveness and side effects of thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes

Adam P Morton and H David McIntyre
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 492-494.

Effectiveness and side effects of thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes

Nirusha Arnold, Mark McLean, David R Chipps and N Wah Cheung
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 492-494.

Profound hypocalcaemia after zoledronic acid treatment

Huong V Nguyen, Katherine B Ingram and Jonathan Beilin
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 494-495.

Impact of smoking, diabetes and hypertension on survival in the elderly: the Dubbo Study

Leon A Simons and Judith Simons
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 495-496.

Working with registrars: a registrar’s perspective

Bernard M Bourke
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 496.

Obituary

Bruce Heath GutteridgeED + Bar, MB BS, DCP, FRCPA, FAACB, FCAP, FIAC

Donald H Gutteridge
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 463. 

Correction

Correction: Investigation and treatment of upper-airway obstruction: childhood sleep disorders I

J Declan Kennedy and Karen A Waters
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): 471.

Book review

General practice gem

Marie V Pirotta
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): ?.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): ?.