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Volume 189, Issue 7 — 6 October, 2008

From the editor’s desk

The training tsunami

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 353. 

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 354. 

Editorials

Topical ophthalmic medications: what potential for systemic side effects and interactions with other medications?

Ivan Goldberg, Gregory Moloney and Peter McCluskey
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 356-357.

Research

Helicobacter pylori eradication: a novel therapeutic option in chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Vanaja Sivapathasingam, Michael P Harvey and Robert B Wilson
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 367-370. 

Medicine and the media

Mixed messages and a missed opportunity: Australian news media coverage of Clare Oliver’s campaign against solaria

Ross MacKenzie, Michelle Imison, Simon Chapman and Simon Holding
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 371-374. 

What impact would effective solarium regulation have in Australia?

Louisa G Gordon, Nicholas G Hirst, Peter H F Gies and Adèle C Green
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 375-378. 

Clinical practice

Documentation of clinical review and vital signs after major surgery

Forbes McGain, Michelle A Cretikos, Daryl Jones, Susan Van Dyk, Michael D Buist, Helen Opdam, Vincent Pellegrino, Megan S Robertson and Rinaldo Bellomo
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 380-383. 

Health care reform

Policy is easy, implementation is hard

John Menadue
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 384-385.

Position statement

Management of bronchiectasis and chronic suppurative lung disease in Indigenous children and adults from rural and remote Australian communities

Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood, Graeme Maguire, Paul T King, Peter S Morris and Paul J Torzillo
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 386-393. 

Review

Quality and consistency of clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: a descriptive overview of published guidelines

Marie L Misso, Veronica J Pitt, Kay M Jones, Hayley N Barnes, Leon Piterman and Sally E Green
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 394-399. 

Lessons from practice

Misdiagnosis of acute eye diseases by primary health care providers: incidence and implications

Michael O Statham, Anamika Sharma and Anthony R Pane
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 402-404. 

A case of melancholic depression induced by β-blocker antiglaucoma agents

Isaac Schweitzer, Kay Maguire and Chee H Ng
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 406-407. 

Snapshot

Severe bilateral papilloedema secondary to a large primary brain tumour

Vivek B Pandya, Neil S Sharma, Peter Khong and John Males
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 413. 

Book reviews

Palliative care – getting the focus right

Paul A Glare
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 400.

Stories of the black dog

Kelsey L Hegarty
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 400.

Trachoma through the ages

Jill E Keeffe
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 401.

Obituary

Kenneth George Howsam MB BS, DO, FRACS, FRACO, FRACMA, FACO

John R Thomson
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 401. 

Correction

Does practice make perfect? The effect of coaching and re-testing on selection tests used for admission to an Australian medical school

Barbara Griffin, David W Harding, Ian G Wilson and Neville D Yeomans
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 416.

Letters

Prevalence of trachoma in Aboriginal communities in the Katherine Region of the Northern Territory in 2007

Katrina Roper, Claude-Edouard C Michel, Paul M Kelly and Hugh R Taylor
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 409. 

A heart-stopping orbital injury

Vivek B Pandya, R Max Conway and Richard Conway
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 410.

Devastating outcome after only 6 hours of contact lens wear

Vivek B Pandya, Alessandra Martins and Shanel Sharma
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 410-411.

Ocular syphilis: are we seeing all there is to see?

Matthew T Kitson, Michelle K Yong and Jennifer F Hoy
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 411.

Wrist guards and wrist and elbow injury in snowboarders

Graham M Slaney, Judith C Finn, Angus Cook and Philip Weinstein
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 412.

Two cases of Streptococcus suis endocarditis in Australian piggery workers

Karina J Kennedy, Assad A Jadeer, Chong W Ong, Sanjaya N Senanayake and Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 413.

Changes to the University of Sydney medical curriculum

Thomas K F Taylor
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 414-415.

Changes to the University of Sydney medical curriculum

Ian R Gough
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 414-415.

Changes to the University of Sydney medical curriculum

Kerry J Goulston and R Kim Oates
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 414-415.

KFC sponsorship of cricket

Stephen Colagiuri and Ian D Caterson
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 415-416.

KFC sponsorship of cricket

Peter Young
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 415-416.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 408.