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Volume 191, Issue 6 — 21 September, 2009

From the editor’s desk

Rostering hospital staff

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 297. 

In This Issue

Dr Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 298. 

Editorials

Maximising the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in the general population

Andrew M Tonkin, Andrew N Boyden and Stephen Colagiuri
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 300-302.

Improving the management of chronic non-malignant pain and reducing problems associated with prescription opioids

Alex D Wodak, Milton L Cohen, Malcolm D H Dobbin, Richard A Hallinan and Mary Osborn
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 302-303.

Research

Cardiovascular disease risk management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in primary health care settings: findings from the Kanyini Audit

David P Peiris, Anushka A Patel, Alan Cass, Michael P Howard, Maria L Tchan, John P Brady, Joanne De Vries, Bernadette A Rickards, Della J Yarnold, Noel E Hayman and Alex D Brown
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 304-309. 

Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus: incidence and survival rates in New South Wales, 1972–2005

Efty P Stavrou, Heather J McElroy, Deborah F Baker, Garett Smith and James F Bishop
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 310-314. 

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Victoria: a 10-year review

Caroline J Lavender, Lynne K Brown and Paul D R Johnson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 315-318. 

Cost is a major barrier to the use of inhaled corticosteroids for obstructive lung disease

Rosario D Ampon, Helen K Reddel, Patricia K Correll, Leanne M Poulos and Guy B Marks
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 319-323. 

Health care

Gaps in cardiovascular disease risk management in Australian general practice

Ruth J Webster, Emma L Heeley, David P Peiris, Clare Bayram, Alan Cass and Anushka A Patel
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 324-329. 

A pilot study of trimodality breast imaging surveillance in young women at high risk of breast cancer in Western Australia

Christobel M Saunders, Gudrun Peters, Glenys Longman, Jacqueline Thomson, Donna Taylor, Jianmin Hua, Michelle Bennett, Elizabeth Wylie, Jack Goldblatt, Arlene Chan and James Anderson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 330-333. 

Position statement

Acute coronary syndromes: consensus recommendations for translating knowledge into action

David Brieger, Anne-Maree Kelly, Constantine Aroney, Philip Tideman, Saul B Freedman, Derek Chew, Marcus Ilton, Gerard Carroll, Ian Jacobs and Nancy P Huang, on behalf of the National Heart Foundation ACS Implementation and Advocacy Working Group
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 334-338. 

Position statement of the Australian Diabetes Society: individualisation of glycated haemoglobin targets for adults with diabetes mellitus

N Wah Cheung, Jennifer J Conn, Michael C d’Emden, Jenny E Gunton, Alicia J Jenkins, Glynis P Ross, Ashim K Sinha, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Stephen Colagiuri and Stephen M Twigg
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 339-344. 

Viewpoint

Our public health system: an accident waiting to happen?

Hans Peter Dietz
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 345-346. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

A case of discordant HbA1c: a method-dependent error

Goce Dimeski, Carel J Pretorius, Anthony W Russell, Stephen P Miller, Robert J Bird and Jacobus P J Ungerer
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 347-349.

Notable cases

Early use of high-dose insulin euglycaemic therapy for verapamil toxicity

Christopher P Nickson and Mark Little
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 350-352. 

Letters

Inappropriate prescribing for osteoporosis

Ego Seeman, Mark A Kotowicz, Peter T Nash and Philip N Sambrook
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 355-356.

Inappropriate prescribing for osteoporosis

B E Christopher Nordin and Michael Horowitz
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 355-356.

Should aspirin be used for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes?

Timothy M E Davis, Brett A Sillars and Wendy A Davis
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 356-357.

Should aspirin be used for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes?

Robyn L Woods, Mark R Nelson, Andrew M Tonkin and Christopher M Reid
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 356-357.

Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus: an Australian experience

Sandra C Thompson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 357.

Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus: an Australian experience

Miriam T Levy and Elke Wiseman
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 357.

Quality of drug interaction alerts in prescribing and dispensing software

Michelle Sweidan, James F Reeve, Jo-anne E Brien, Pradeep Jayasuriya, Jennifer H Martin and Graeme M Vernon
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 358-359.

Pathology processes and emergency department length of stay: the impact of change

Andrew Georgiou and Johanna I Westbrook
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 359.

Pathology processes and emergency department length of stay: the impact of change

Andrew J Francis, Michael J Ray and Mary C Marshall
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 359.

Book reviews

Autism’s essential reading

Tony Attwood
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 309.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 354.