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Volume 194, Issue 9 — 2 May, 2011

Editor's choice

Editorials

Cuts to the NHMRC budget will undermine the health of all Australians — today and in the future

Garry L R Jennings, Stephen MacMahon and Geoffrey A Donnan
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 436-437.

Does decompressive craniectomy improve outcomes in patients with diffuse traumatic brain injury?

D James Cooper and Jeffrey V Rosenfeld
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 437-438.

Is laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer the way to the future?

Ned S Abraham
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 441-442.

Research

National trends in the uptake of laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer, 2000–2008

Bridie S Thompson, Michael D Coory and John W Lumley
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 443-447. 

Streamlining elective surgery care in a public hospital: the Alfred experience

Judy A Lowthian, Andrea J Curtis, Bernadette L Comitti, Peter A Cameron, Martin J Keogh, William R Johnson, James Tomlinson and Andrew M Stripp
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 448-451. 

Doctors disciplined for professional misconduct in Australia and New Zealand, 2000–2009

Katie J Elkin, Matthew J Spittal, David J Elkin and David M Studdert
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 452-456. 

Opposing views

Public or private: where would you choose to work? — Public

Diana R McKay
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 458.

Public or private: where would you choose to work? — Private

Terry J Coyne
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 459.

Viewpoint

Adding flexibility to physician training

Suzanne E Mahady
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 460-462. 

How can surgical training benefit from theories of skilled motor development, musical skill acquisition and performance psychology?

Andrew W McCaskie, Dianna T Kenny and Sandeep Deshmukh
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 463-465. 

The profession

Distressed doctors: a hospital-based support program for poorly performing and “at-risk” junior medical staff

Alison J Dwyer, Peter Morley, Esther Reid and Cassandra Angelatos
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 466-469. 

Notable cases

A synthetic haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier and the reversal of cardiac hypoxia secondary to severe anaemia following trauma

Mark C Fitzgerald, Julie Y Chan, Andrew W Ross, Susan M Liew, Warwick W Butt, David Baguley, Hatem H Salem, Matthias K Russ, Conor Deasy, Katherine E Martin, Joseph K Mathew and Jeffrey V Rosenfeld
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 471-473. 

Book reviews

Frank discussion of women’s issues

Karen M Flegg
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 473.

Medicine and the law

Implementing US-style anti-fraud laws in the Australian pharmaceutical and health care industries

Thomas A Faunce, Gregor Urbas and Lesley Skillen
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 474-478. 

Position statement

Alcohol and cancer: a position statement from Cancer Council Australia

Margaret H Winstanley, Iain S Pratt, Kathryn Chapman, Hayley J Griffin, Emma J Croager, Ian N Olver, Craig Sinclair and Terry J Slevin
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 479-482. 

Lessons from practice

Wernicke’s encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic patient with a normal blood thiamine level

Sarah B Davies, Fredrick F Joshua and Alessandro S Zagami
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 483-484. 

Letters

Misuse of codeine-containing combination analgesics

Michael A McDonough
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 486.

Scurvy and stroke: is there an association?

Felicity J Rose and Jonathan P Whitehead
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 486.

Role substitution: a reactionary approach to health care change

Patrick S Hanrahan
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 487.

Academic health science centres in Australia: let’s get competitive

Michael K Morgan and Janet D Greeley
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 487-488.

Academic health science centres in Australia: let’s get competitive

David A Kandiah
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 487-488.

Columns

In Other Journals

Sophie McNamara
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 486.