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November 3, 1998 / le 3 novembre 1998

CMAJ 1998; 159(9)

© 1998 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne

In this issue · Dans ce numéro

    Press release

Editor's preface
Mot du rédacteur en chef

The widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture has lead to the development of many antibiotic-resistant bacteria. George Khachatourians provides an overview of this problem (page 1129), and Allison McGeer discusses what can be done about it (page 1119).

Antibiotics in agriculture

1075 News and analysis ˇ Nouvelles et analyses
1081 Letters ˇ Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents / Directives aux correspondants
  Evidence ˇ Études
1091 Evaluation of rubella screening in pregnant women, T.W. Gyorkos, T.N. Tannenbaum, M. Abrahamowicz, G. Delage, J. Carsley, S. Marchand [abstract / résumé]
1101 Patterns of practice among older physicians in Ontario, B. Chan, G.M. Anderson, M.-E. Thériault [abstract / résumé]
1107 Comparison of long-term care in an acute care institution and in a long-term care institution, R. Friedman, N. Kalant [abstract / résumé]

  Editorials ˇ Éditoriaux
1117 Following up on unfinished business — prenatal rubella screening and postpartum vaccination, T.W.S. Tam [full text]
1119 Agricultural antibiotics and resistance in human pathogens: Villain or scapegoat?, A.J. McGeer [full text]
1121 Glucocorticoids in the treatment of croup: barking up the right tree, T.P. Klassen [full text]

  Education ˇ Éducation
1123 Sudden death in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, E.R. Beaubien, T.W. Wilson, N. Satkunam [abstract / résumé]
1129 Agricultural use of antibiotics and the evolution and transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, G.G. Khachatourians [full text / résumé]
1139 Prostate cancer: 5. Diagnostic tools for early detection, P.I. Karakiewicz, A.G. Aprikian [full text]

  Public health ˇ Santé publique
1151 Leptospirosis at work and at play, C.E. Caplan [full text]

  Features ˇ Chroniques
1153 Police task force targets "terrorists" behind sniper-style attacks on MDs, B. Sibbald, A. Mullens [full text / en bref]
1158 WW II "guinea pigs" played crucial role in refining plastic surgery in Canada, P. Wilton [full text / en bref]
1160 Tip of ethical iceberg "just becoming apparent" in genetic research, R. Cairney [full text / en bref]
1161 Winnipeg software designed to give FPs easy access to specialists' advice, J. Stewart [in brief / en bref]
1163 Chinese Medical Association anxious to establish ties with CMA, B. Sibbald [in brief / en bref]
1165 "Cash-for-blood" companies still thriving in US, M. Korcok [in brief / en bref]

1167 On_the_Net@cma.ca ˇ Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
   CMA Online goes to the Royal College meeting

  Pulse ˇ Médicogramme
1224 Drug prices remain constant / Les prix des médicaments demeurent stables

ISSN 0820-3946 159(9) 1065-1224 (1998)