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Volume 200, Issue 5 — 17 March, 2014

In this issue

Infectious diseases — sometimes out of sight, never out of mind

Tania Janusic
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 239. 

Highlights from our archives

Highlights from our archives
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 237.

Editorials

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: collaborative regional leadership required

Suman S Majumdar, Ben J Marais, Justin T Denholm and Warwick J Britton
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 241-242.
Clostridium difficile — what is the Australian story? Paul D R Johnson and Rhonda L Stuart
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 242-243.

Immunisation for herpes zoster: current status

Anthony L Cunningham, John C B Litt and C Raina MacIntyre
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 243-244.

In brief

News
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 247.

Perspectives

Advance care directives are not always helpful

Adrian M J Pokorny
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 248.
Post-election policy pointers

Changes in health financing

Steven J Hambleton
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 250. 

Partial foot amputation may not always be worth the risk of complications

Michael P Dillon, Stefania Fatone and Meg E Morris
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 252-253.

Letters

Tranexamic acid and trauma

James Jarman and Andrew Brier
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 254.

Tranexamic acid and trauma

Ian Roberts
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 254-255.

Tranexamic acid and trauma

Russell L Gruen, Ian G Jacobs and Michael C Reade
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 255.

Think before you insert an intravenous catheter

Peter Lewindon
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 256.

How should we interpret hospital infection statistics?

Diane E Watson
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 256-257.

How should we interpret hospital infection statistics?

Allen C Cheng and Leon J Worth
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 257-259.

Listeria monocytogenes in a healthy young adult

Ohide Otome, Michael Bullen and Adrian R Tramontana
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 259.

Time to reconsider steroid injections in the spine?

Thomas K F Taylor and Stephen J Ruff
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 259-260.

First, do no harm

Lynton G F Giles
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 260.

Measuring the environmental cost of health-related travel from rural and remote Australia

Colleen Cheek, Timothy Skinner and Isabelle Ellis
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 260-262.

Revalidation in the United Kingdom

Heinz Tilenius
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 262-263.

Doctors, death certificates and reporting to coroners — room for improvement

Susan J MacCallum and Antoinette C Anazodo
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 263.

Doctors, death certificates and reporting to coroners — room for improvement

Sandra L Neate, Lyndal C Bugeja and George A Jelinek
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 263.

Doctors, death certificates and reporting to coroners — room for improvement

Stephen M Cordner
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 263-264.

Vitamin D and tuberculosis

Anastasios Konstantinos
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 264.

Clinical focus

Guidelines

Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update

Daniel P O’Brien, Grant Jenkin, John Buntine, Christina M Steffen, Anthony McDonald, Simon Horne, N Deborah Friedman, Eugene Athan, Andrew Hughes, Peter P Callan and Paul D R Johnson
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 267-270. 

Research

Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, Australia, 2011–2012

Claudia Slimings, Paul Armstrong, Wendy D Beckingham, Ann L Bull, Lisa Hall, Karina J Kennedy, John Marquess, Rebecca McCann, Andrea Menzies, Brett G Mitchell, Michael J Richards, Paul C Smollen, Lauren Tracey, Irene J Wilkinson, Fiona L Wilson, Leon J Worth and Thomas V Riley
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 272-276. 

Trends in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence among Australian prisoners - 2004, 2007, 2010

Joanne M Reekie, Michael H Levy, Alun H Richards, Christopher J Wake, Deborah A Siddall, Holly M Beasley, Shalin Kumar and Tony G Butler
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 277-280. 
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Australian hospitals: findings from a Victorian surveillance system Leon J Worth, Tim Spelman, Ann L Bull and Michael J Richards
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 282-284. 

Decreasing prevalence of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) in the Northern Territory from 2002 to 2012

Amy L Crowe, Pam Smith, Linda Ward, Bart J Currie and Rob Baird
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 286-289. 
Airport arrivals screening during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in New South Wales, Australia Praveena J Gunaratnam, Sean Tobin, Holly Seale, Andrew Marich and Jeremy McAnulty
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 290-292. 

Case reports

Lessons from practice

Artefactual “in-vitro coagulopathy” in a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Roderick O’Day, Golo Ahlenstiel, Anita Chittaranjan Shetty, Emmanuel J Favaloro, Stephen J Williams and Jerry Koutts
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 293-294.

Reflections

History

Smallpox vaccination, colonial Sydney and serendipity

Kathryn M Weston, Wendy C Gallagher and James M Branley
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 295-297. 
Book review

Layperson’s guide to pandemics

Merryn C McKinnon
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 297.