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Volume 186, Issue 11 — 4 June, 2007

From the editor’s desk

An edict from the Motherland

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 553. 

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 554. 

Editorials

Challenges in cancer control in Australia

Ian N Olver
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 556-557.

Rheumatic fever and social justice

Alex Brown, Malcolm I McDonald and Tom Calma
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 557-558. 

Research

Experience with cardiac valve operations in Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, Australia

Anna McLean, Michael Waters, Emma Spencer and Clive Hadfield
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 560-563. 

The epidemiology of invasive group A streptococcal disease in Victoria, Australia

Kerry-Ann F O’Grady, Loraine Kelpie, Ross M Andrews, Nigel Curtis, Terence M Nolan, Gowri Selvaraj, Jonathan W Passmore, Frances Oppedisano, John A Carnie and Jonathan R Carapetis
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 565-569. 

Job satisfaction of staff and the team environment in Australian general practice

Mark F Harris, Judy G Proudfoot, Upali W Jayasinghe, Christine H Holton, Gawaine P Powell Davies, Cheryl L Amoroso, Tanya K Bubner and Justin J Beilby
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 570-573. 

A case for universal salt iodisation to correct iodine deficiency in pregnancy: another salutary lesson from Tasmania

John R Burgess, Judy A Seal, Georgina M Stilwell, Peter J Reynolds, E Roscoe Taylor and Venkat Parameswaran
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 574-576. 

Hospital utilisation among people born in refugee-source countries: an analysis of hospital admissions, Victoria, 1998–2004

Ignacio Correa-Velez, Vijaya Sundararajan, Kaye Brown and Sandra M Gifford
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 577-580. 

Position statement

An Australian guideline for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: an abridged outline

Jonathan R Carapetis, Alex Brown, Nigel J Wilson and Keith N Edwards
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 581-586. 

Medicine and the community

New money for mental health: will it make things better for rural and remote Australia?

James A Dunbar, Ian B Hickie, John Wakerman and Prasuna Reddy
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 587-589. 

The role of family and maternal factors in childhood obesity

Lisa Y Gibson, Susan M Byrne, Elizabeth A Davis, Eve Blair, Peter Jacoby and Stephen R Zubrick
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 591-595. 

The profession

Medical professionalism: is it really under threat?

Kerry J Breen
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 596-598. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

Brucellosis mimicking Henoch–Schönlein purpura

David Massasso and Kathryn Gibson
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 602-603.

Letters

Finger fracture mitral valvuloplasty: a tribute to the pioneers of cardiac surgery

John S Murala, Hugh D Wolfenden, George S Youssef and Daniel Friedman
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 605.

Ototoxic ear drops with grommet and tympanic membrane perforations: a position statement

Robert J Black, Vince C Cousins, Peter Chapman, Zoran Becvarovski, Harvey L C Coates, Stephen J O’Leary, Christopher F Perry and Brian J Williams
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 605-606.

Lessons from the NHS National Programme for IT

Siaw-Teng Liaw and Douglas I R Boyle
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 607.

Should clinical software be regulated?

Ian D Williams
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 607-608.

Should clinical software be regulated?

Enrico W Coiera
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 607-608.

Obituaries

Victor Wynn MD, FRCP, FRCPath

John R Rigg
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 573. 

John William Ruhno MB BS, FRACP

Janet Rimmer
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 598. 

Correction

Medicines and breastfeeding: information is available on safe use

Lisa H Amir
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 606.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (11): 604.