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MJA Careers

Volume 199, Issue 4 — 19 August, 2013

In this issue

A three-word slogan: stop the bloat

Astika Kappagoda
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 223.


Can we avert a diabetes catastrophe in Australia?

Paul Z Zimmet
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 225-226.

The history of insulin: the mystery of diabetes

Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 227.

Hand transplantation

Warren C Breidenbach
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 228-229.

In brief

From The Cochrane Library

Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 230.


Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 231.


Better information to drive health investment decisions

Sally Redman and Robert W Wells
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 235.

Time to reconsider steroid injections in the spine?

Ian A Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 237.


Extending the medical workforce debate: let’s talk about self-sufficiency

Dev A Kevat and Shanti Raman
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 238.

Dabigatran — neurosurgical anathema?

Piers A W Thomas, Nicholas B Schaerf and Jeffrey V Rosenfeld
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 238-240.

The Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program: where to from here?

Helena C Britt and Graeme C Miller
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 240.

Consistently high incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes

Carol M Willis, Jennifer A Batch and Mark Harris
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 241-242.

Severe symptomatic hypocalcaemia following a single dose of denosumab

Jennifer M McLachlan, Gavin M Marx and Margaret Bridgman
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 242-243.

National guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk

Timothy Usherwood
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 243-244.

Clinical focus

The rationale for combining GLP-1 receptor agonists with basal insulin

Neale D Cohen, Ralph Audehm, Elaine Pretorius, Joey Kaye, Leon H Chapman and Stephen Colagiuri
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 246-249. 

For debate

Are we there yet? A journey of health reform in Australia

Christine C Bennett
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 251-255. 


Impact on diabetes management of General Practice Management Plans, Team Care Arrangements and reviews

Leelani K Wickramasinghe, Peter Schattner, Marienne E Hibbert, Joanne C Enticott, Michael P Georgeff and Grant M Russell
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 261-265. 

Prevalence and perceptions of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people in custody

Leigh Haysom, Devon Indig, Elizabeth Moore, Louise L Hardy and Paul A van den Dolder
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 266-270. 

Educational support for specialist international medical graduates in anaesthesia

Niall S Higgins, Kersi Taraporewalla, Sisira Edirippulige, Robert S Ware, Michael Steyn and Marcus O Watson
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 272-274. 

The influence of Australian eye banking practices on corneal graft survival

Miriam C Keane, Marie T Lowe, Douglas J Coster, Graeme A Pollock and Keryn A Williams
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 275-279. 

Human rights trauma and the mental health of West Papuan refugees resettled in Australia

Susan Rees, Derrick M Silove, Kuowei Tay and Moses Kareth
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 280-283. 

Case reports

First hand transplant procedure in Australia: outcome at 2 years

Karen M Dwyer, Angela R Webb, Hayley S Furniss, Katie E Anjou, Josephine M Gibbs-Dwyer, David B McCombe, Damien G Grinsell, Gillian F Dickinson, Richard A Williams, Prudence A Russell, David A Scott, Christopher Baker, Simon J Vogrin, Robyn G Langham, Helen I Opdam and Wayne A Morrison
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 285-287.

Ethics and law

Research using autologous cord blood — time for a policy change

Michael X Han and Maria E Craig
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 288-299. 

Ethical and legal issues raised by cord blood banking — the challenges of the new bioeconomy

Cameron L Stewart, Lorena C Aparicio and Ian H Kerridge
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 290-292. 


MJA Dr Eric Dark Creative Writing Prize - Joy to Mary

Leeann Carr-Brown
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 294.

John Warwick Newman MB BS, FRCOG, FRACOG

James B Roche
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 295.