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Volume 196, Issue 5 — 19 March, 2012

Editor's choice

Editorials

Infectious diseases in Australia — the next decade

Thomas Gottlieb, Bart J Currie and David F M Looke, on behalf of the Executive Council of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 292-293.

Educating Australia’s future doctors

Jennifer J Conn, David A Ellwood and James M Hillis
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 295-296.

In brief

From the NHMRC
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 298.
News
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 299.

Concepts in epidemiology: the cohort effect

Terence M Mills
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 311.

Perspectives

Machine learning and data mining for epidemic surveillance

Anders Kofod-Petersen
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 301.

Does antibiotic use in farmed animals pose a risk to human health? – Yes

Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 302.

Improving the effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better science

Ian A Scott and Paul P Glasziou
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 304-308. 

HIV and AIDS in Africa: good news and bad news

Robert G Cumming
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 309.

Current challenges in appraising complementary medicine evidence

Jerome Sarris
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 310-311. 

Letters

Competence and capacity at the end of life: uneasy paternalism

Sharon G Reutens and Carmelle Peisah
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 312.

Competence and capacity at the end of life: uneasy paternalism

Brian H Le and Michael D Chapman
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 312.

Should opioids be used for chronic non-cancer pain?

Michael J Cousins
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 312-313.

The need for genetic studies of Indigenous Australians

Gareth S Baynam
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 313.

Medication to prevent breast cancer — too much to swallow?

Jerry R Greenfield and Ann I McCormack
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 314.

A survey of injuries sustained in falls from ladders among patients at an inner-city trauma centre

Michael M Dinh, Helen L Stark and Kendall J Bein
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 314-315.

We’ll drink to that: the 200th anniversary of Australia’s oldest hospital

Michael G Cooper
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 315-316.

Clinical focus

Murray Valley encephalitis: a review of clinical features, diagnosis and treatment

James Knox, Raquel U Cowan, Joseph S Doyle, Matthew K Ligtermoet, John S Archer, James N C Burrow, Steven Y C Tong, Bart J Currie, John S Mackenzie, David W Smith, Mike Catton, Rodney J Moran, Craig A Aboltins and Jack S Richards
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 322-326. 

Research

Surveillance of infection burden in residential aged care facilities

Ching Jou Lim, Susan C McLellan, Allen C Cheng, Joanne M Culton, Sneha N Parikh, Anton Y Peleg* and David C M Kong*
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 327-331. 

Twenty-six years of enteric fever in Australia: an epidemiological analysis of antibiotic resistance

Robert J Commons, Emma McBryde, Mary Valcanis, Joan Powling, Alan Street and Geoff Hogg
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 332-336. 

Estimating the future burden of cancers preventable by better diet and physical activity in Australia

Peter D Baade, Xingqiong Meng, Craig Sinclair and Philippa Youl
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 337-340. 

Epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans in an Australian population

Sarah C Boyd, Eugene Athan, N Deborah Friedman, Andrew Hughes, Aaron Walton, Peter Callan, Anthony McDonald and Daniel P O’Brien
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 341-344. 

Melioidosis at Royal Darwin Hospital in the big 2009–2010 wet season: comparison with the preceding 20 years

Uma Parameswaran, Robert W Baird, Linda M Ward and Bart J Currie
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 345-348. 

Case reports

First report of human babesiosis in Australia

Sanjaya N Senanayake, Andrea Paparini, Maya Latimer, Kerrie Andriolo, Alexandre J Dasilva, Heather Wilson, Maniphet V Xayavong, Peter J Collignon, Phillip Jeans and Peter J Irwin
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 350-352. 

Ethics and law

Challenges to Australia’s national health policy from trade and investment agreements

Deborah H Gleeson, Kyla S Tienhaara and Thomas A Faunce
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 354-356. 

Medical education

Only the best: medical student selection in Australia

Ian G Wilson, Christopher Roberts, Eleanor M Flynn and Barbara Griffin
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 357. 

Reflections

Infectious diseases in the bigger picture

Warwick H Anderson
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 358.

Robert Anthony MacMahon

Robert J Stunden
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 359. 

The case for herd immunity

Bart J Currie
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): 359.

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