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Volume 189, Issue 10 — 17 November, 2008

From the editor’s desk

Doctors as stars

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 537. 

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 538. 

Editorials

Reducing sudden death in young people in Australia and New Zealand: the TRAGADY initiative

Jon R Skinner, Johan A Duflou and Christopher Semsarian
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 539-540.

Victoria’s trauma care system: national implications for quality improvement

Francis T McDermott and Stephen M Cordner
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 540-542.

Conference report

Quality use of medicines: what does it mean for you?

Sharene A Jackson
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 543-544.

Research

A statewide system of trauma care in Victoria: effect on patient survival

Peter A Cameron, Belinda J Gabbe, D James Cooper, Tony Walker, Rodney Judson and John McNeil
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 546-550. 

Frequent attenders at emergency departments: a linked-data population study of adult patients

George A Jelinek, Moyez Jiwa, Nicholas P Gibson and Ann-Maree Lynch
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 552-556. 

Long-term survival following chemoradiation for inoperable non-small cell lung cancer

Nikki M Plumridge, Michael J Millward, Danny Rischin, Michael P MacManus, Andrew Wirth, Michael Michael, Kally Yuen and David L Ball
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 557-559. 

Somatic symptoms, hypochondriasis and psychological distress: a study of somatisation in Australian general practice

David M Clarke, Leon Piterman, Claire J Byrne and David W Austin
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 560-564. 

Health care

Folate awareness and the prevalence of neural tube defects in South Australia, 1966–2007

Annabelle C Chan, Phillipa van Essen, Heather Scott, Eric A Haan, Leonie Sage, Joan Scott, Tiffany K Gill and Anh-Minh T Nguyen
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 566-569. 

What has happened with neural tube defects and womens’ understanding of folate in Victoria since 1998?

Louise du Plessis, Rod W Hunt, Ashley S Fletcher, Merilyn M Riley and Jane L Halliday
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 570-574. 

Intravenous potassium chloride prescribing and administration practices in Victoria: an observational study

Melita A Van de Vreede, Sally G Wilson and Michael J Dooley
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 575-577. 

Position statement

Infants with chronic neonatal lung disease: recommendations for the use of home oxygen therapy

Dominic A Fitzgerald, R John H Massie, Gillian M Nixon, Adam Jaffe, Andrew Wilson, Louis I Landau, Jacob Twiss, Greg Smith, Claire Wainwright and Margaret Harris
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 578-582. 

For debate

Australian Government health advisory groups and health policy: seeking a horse, finding a camel

Lesley M Russell, Anne-marie Boxall and Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 583-585. 

Preventive health

Australia: the healthiest country by 2020

A Rob Moodie
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 588-590. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

Headache of a diagnosis: frontotemporal pain and inflammation associated with osteolysis

Lyndal J Tacon, Jonathon F Parkinson, Bernard J Hudson, Janice M Brewer, Nicholas S Little and Roderick J Clifton-Bligh
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 591-592.

Snapshot

An unusual cause of dyspnoea

Kshitij Mankad and Michael J Darby
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 556. 

Obituary

Albert Frank Bencsik MB BS, FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FACRM, FAOA

William J Barnett
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 565. 

Book reviews

Just out of med school

Eleanor M Flynn
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 565.

Anatomy: the real thing

James M Cummins
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 595.

Correction

Avoiding common problems associated with intravenous fluid therapy

Andrew K Hilton, Vincent A Pellegrino and Carlos D Scheinkestel
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 582.

Letters

Absence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a remote Indigenous community

Stephen A Margolis, Valmae A Ypinazar, Alan R Clough and Ernest Hunter
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 596. 

Management of kidney stone disease in New South Wales: an observational study

Finlay Macneil, James W H Macneil, Kylie L Fraser and Andrew J Brooks
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 596-597.

Evidence to support changes to child restraint legislation

Wei Du, Caroline F Finch and Lynne E Bilston
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 598-599.

Umbilical cord blood banking: public good or private benefit?

David E Roberts
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 599-600.

Umbilical cord blood banking: public good or private benefit?

Gabrielle N Samuel, Ian H Kerridge and Tracey A O’Brien
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 599-600.

I went to work with a “cold” ...

John F Knight
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 600.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 593.