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January 12, 1999 / le 12 janvier 1999

CMAJ 1999; 160(1)

© 1999 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne

In this issue · Dans ce numéro

    Press release
    Highlights of this issue

Editor's preface
Mot du rédacteur en chef

National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 18 to 25, is an opportunity for smokers to throw off the shackles of their addiction. Frederic Bass urges the federal government to free itself from its addiction to tobacco tax revenues (page 61).
National Non-Smoking Week

13 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses
21 Letters Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents / Directives aux correspondants
  Evidence Études
31 Persistence with treatment for hypertension in actual practice, J.J. Caro, M. Salas, J.L. Speckman, G. Raggio, J.D. Jackson [abstract / résumé]
41 Effect of initial drug choice on persistence with antihypertensive therapy: the importance of actual practice data, J.J. Caro, J.L. Speckman, M. Salas, G. Raggio, J.D. Jackson [abstract / résumé]
49 Current and projected annual direct costs of screening asymptomatic men for prostate cancer using prostate-specific antigen, M.D. Krahn, B.A. Coombs, I.G. Levy [abstract / résumé]

  Editorials Éditoriaux
61 Medical thunder is required to stir the Chrétien government, F. Bass [full text]
63 Access to medical and health information in the developing world: an essential tool for change in medical education, H. Haddad, S. MacLeod [full text]
64 Compliance in hypertension: Why don't patients take their pills, M.G. Myers [full text]
66 Impact of new technologies in medicine: progress and pitfalls, C.E. Caplan, J. Hoey [full text]
67 Entering "The Left Atrium", A.M. Todkill, J. Hoey [full text]

  Education Éducation
70 Prostate-specific antigen testing in Ontario: reasons for testing patients without diagnosed prostate cancer, P.S. Bunting, V. Goel, J.I. Williams, N.A. Iscoe [abstract / résumé]
78 Prostate cancer: 8. Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, M.M. Hassouna, J.P.W. Heaton [full text]

  Public health Santé publique
88 The big chill: diseases exacerbated by exposure to cold, C.E. Caplan [full text]

91 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
95 The Web's future? Ask the man who invented it, R. Patterson

  Features Chroniques
97 Code of silence hardest part of being sued, FPs say, L. Cohen [full text]
99 Angry scientists fight university's attempt to affiliate with chiropractic college, T. Johnson [full text]

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
160 An anesthetist of a different Order, L. Cohen [full text]