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Volume 188, Issue 5 — 3 March, 2008

From the editor’s desk

Medical schools — blue chip assets

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 265. 

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 266. 

Editorials

Medication errors in hospitals: what can be done?

Clifford F Hughes
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 267-268.

On the lookout: how to save the sight of Australians who have glaucoma

Mark J Walland
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 269-270.

Conference report

Mars and Venus: does gender matter in ageing?

Julie E Byles, Matthew Carroll and and the Mars and Venus Writing Team
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 271-273.

Book review

On western health care

Damien W Morgan
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 275.

Research

Learning from error: identifying contributory causes of medication errors in an Australian hospital

Pamela Nichols, Tandy-Sue Copeland, Ian A Craib, Paul Hopkins and David G Bruce
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 276-279. 

Accuracy of packaging of dose administration aids in regional aged care facilities in the Hunter area of New South Wales

Annette Carruthers, Kialie Naughton and Gordon Mallarkey
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 280-282. 

Lower than expected morbidity and mortality for an Australian Aboriginal population: 10-year follow-up in a decentralised community

Kevin G Rowley, Kerin O’Dea, Ian Anderson, Robyn McDermott, Karmananda Saraswati, Ricky Tilmouth, Iris Roberts, Joseph Fitz, Zaimin Wang, Alicia Jenkins, James D Best, Zhiqiang Wang and Alex Brown
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 283-287. 

Obituary

Horace Donough O’Brien AM, BSc, MB BCh, BAO, FRCS, FRACS, FACRM

Mary L Kille
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 287. 

Health care

Management of assessments and diagnoses for children with autism spectrum disorders: the Western Australian model

Emma J Glasson, Sarah MacDermott, Glenys Dixon, Hugh Cook, Peter Chauvel, Alana Maley-Berg and John Wray
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 288-291. 

Outcomes for dialysis patients with end-stage renal failure admitted to an intensive care unit or high dependency unit

Sivagnanavel Senthuran, Hiran Bandeshe, Dwarakanathan Ranganathan and Robert Boots
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 292-295. 

Consensus statement

Guidelines for the management of paracetamol poisoning in Australia and New Zealand — explanation and elaboration

Frank F S Daly, John S Fountain, Lindsay Murray, Andis Graudins and Nicholas A Buckley
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 296-302. 

Clinical update

2007 addendum to the National Heart Foundation of Australia/Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006

Constantine N Aroney, Philip Aylward, Derek P Chew, Nancy Huang, Anne-Maree Kelly, Harvey White and Michelle Wilson
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 302-303. 

New Drugs, Old Drugs

Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths

Mimi Pham, Daniel A Lemberg and Andrew S Day
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 304-308. 

Snapshot

Ocular sequelae of vitamin A deficiency

Sunil Karande, Sujit Jagtap and Richard T Le Mesurier
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 308. 

Notable cases

Lessons from practice

Primary open-angle glaucoma: the importance of family history and role of intraocular pressure

Richard H C Zegers, Erik F Reinders and Marc D de Smet
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 312-313. 

Letters

Is “nut-free” sunflower seed butter safe for children with peanut allergy?

Mimi Tang and Raymond J Mullins
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 316.

γ-Hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads

Vicki Kotsirilos
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 316.

Osteoarthritis — the forgotten obesity-related epidemic with worse to come

Margaret A Allman-Farinelli, Robert J Aitken, Lesley A King and Adrian E Bauman
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 317.

Radiographers’ role in radiological reporting: a model to support future demand

Jeffery M Peereboom
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 317-318.

Experienced physiotherapists as gatekeepers to hospital orthopaedic outpatient care

Caroline A Brand, Richard H Osborne, Ian P Wicks and Richard N de Steiger
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 318-319.

Experienced physiotherapists as gatekeepers to hospital orthopaedic outpatient care

Leonie B Oldmeadow, Harvinda S Bedi, Hugh T Burch, Jenni S Smith, Edmund S Leahy and Miron Goldwasser
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 318-319.

Lack of consistency in safe-sleeping messages to parents

Sarah J Buckley
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 319-320.

Lack of consistency in safe-sleeping messages to parents

Roger W Byard, Glenda Cains, Helen Noblet and Maxine Weber
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 319-320.

In my day

Sara L Barnes
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 320.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 314.