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CMAJ

April 6, 1999 / le 6 avril 1999

CMAJ 1999; 160(7)

© 1999 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne


In this issue · Dans ce numéro

    Press release
    Highlights of this issue

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Editor's preface
Mot du rédacteur en chef

Cover:
Autologous blood donation before elective surgery is commonly used to reduce exposure to allogeneic transfusions. Articles in this issue shed light on patients' perceptions about and experiences with autologous donation (page 989) and on how autologous donation affects transfusion decision-making (page 997).

977 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses
983 Letters Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents / Directives aux correspondants
  Evidence Études
989 Autologous versus allogeneic transfusion: patients' perceptions and experiences I.D. Graham, D. Fergusson, H. Dokainish, J. Biggs, L. McAuley, A. Laupacis [full text / abstract]
997 Transfusion practices among patients who did and did not predonate autologous blood before elective cardiac surgery J.-Y. Dupuis, B. Bart, G. Bryson, J. Robblee [full text / abstract]
1007 Physical abuse during pregnancy: prevalence and risk factors N. Muhajarine, C. D'Arcy [full text / abstract]
1013 Method of physician remuneration and rates of antibiotic prescription J.M. Hutchinson, R.N. Foley [full text / abstract]

  Research letter Exposé de recherche
1021 Drug access among homeless men in Toronto S.W. Hwang, J.L. Gottlieb [full text]

  Editorials Éditoriaux
1022 Physical abuse during pregnancy: a significant threat to maternal and child health H.L. MacMillan [full text]
1023 Can the health care system buy better antibiotic prescribing behaviour? M.A.H. Levine, A. Pradhan [full text]

  Education Éducation
1025 Tuberculosis: 2. History of the disease in Canada S. Grzybowski, E.A. Allen [full text in HTML / full text in PDF]
1029 Challenges of prescribing low-dose drug therapy for older people P.A. Rochon, J.P. Clark, J.H. Gurwitz [full text]

1035 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
1039 Is Internet-based disease management on the way?, M. OReilly

  Features Chroniques
1041 Physician managers warned of media's growing power P. Sullivan [full text]
1042 Canada has its first female dean – 170 years after first medical school opened N. Robb [full text]
1043 Customers lining up for high-cost hyperbaric therapy H. Kent
1045 Frozen in time: life in the face of chronic care cutbacks K. Cook [full text / in brief]
1048 Link between HIV risk and other STDs debated at forum A. Silversides [full text]

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1108 A tip of the cap for a McGill prof S. Pinker [full text]