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Volume 191, Issue 4 — 17 August, 2009

From the editor’s desk

Dismembering GPs

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 193. 

In This Issue

Dr Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 194. 

Editorials

Asthma in older adults: a holistic, person-centred and problem-oriented approach

Guy B Marks, Leanne M Poulos, Christine R Jenkins and Peter G Gibson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 197-199.

Evidence-based uncertainty: recent trial results on prostate-specific antigen testing and prostate cancer mortality

David P Smith, Emily Banks, Mark S Clements, Robert A Gardiner and Bruce K Armstrong
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 199-200.

Research

Health and mortality consequences of abdominal obesity: evidence from the AusDiab study

Adrian J Cameron, David W Dunstan, Neville Owen, Paul Z Zimmet, Elizabeth L M Barr, Andrew M Tonkin, Dianna J Magliano, Shirley G Murray, Timothy A Welborn and Jonathan E Shaw
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 202-208. 

Second opinions in oncology: the experiences of patients attending the Sydney Cancer Centre

Martin H N Tattersall, Rachel F Dear, Jesse Jansen, Heather L Shepherd, Rhonda J Devine, Lisa G Horvath and Michael J Boyer
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 209-212. 

Health care

Patient privacy versus protecting the patient and the health system from harm: a case study

Dawn E DeWitt, Stephanie A Ward, Sandeep Prabhu and Bruce Warton
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 213-216. 

“Through a glass, darkly”: the clinical and ethical implications of Munchausen syndrome

Michael D Robertson and Ian H Kerridge
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 217-219. 

For debate

Clinical supervision by consultants in teaching hospitals

Craig T Hore, William Lancashire and Robert G Fassett
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 220-222. 

Viewpoint

The role of research in the failure of the alcopops excise in Australia: what have we learned?

Anthony Shakeshaft, Christopher M Doran and Joshua Byrnes
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 223-225. 

Screening for prostate cancer: explaining new trial results and their implications to patients

Alexandra L Barratt and Martin R Stockler
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 226-229. 

History

The King versus Aleck Bourne

Caroline M de Costa
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 230-231.

Notable cases

Imported West Nile virus encephalitis in an Israeli tourist

Benjamin A Rogers, Linda Hueston and Irani Ratnam
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 232-234. 

Letters

Syphilitic perioptic neuritis mimicking papilloedema

Grace S H Low and Robert H Edis
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 236.

Challenging respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis

Abdullah A Yousef and Adam Jaffé
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 236-237.

What can public health surveillance of emergency department presentations for acute alcohol problems tell us about social trends in drinking behaviour?

David J Muscatello, Sarah V Thackway, Daniel A Belshaw and David McGrath
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 237-238.

Water recycling — forwards or backwards for public health?

Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 238-239.

Water recycling — forwards or backwards for public health?

Karin S Leder, Joanne E O’Toole and Martha I Sinclair
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 238-239.

Making sense of differing bowel cancer screening guidelines

Terry D Bolin, Melvyn G Korman and Alistair E Cowen
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 239-240.

Book reviews

Med school success tips

Paul A Gatenby
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 219.

Dementia under 65

Osvaldo P Almeida
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 234.

Obituary

Richard John Smidlin MB BS

James B Roche
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 229. 

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 235.