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July 13, 1999 / le 13 juillet 1999

CMAJ 1999; 161(1)

© 1999 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne

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In this issue · Dans ce numéro

    Press release
    Highlights of this issue

  Editor's Preface Mot du rédacteur en chef
5 A word about manuscripts
7 Deux mots sur les manuscrits

Canada's supply of registered nurses is dwindling, and the shortfall is expected to reach critical levels in the next decade. There are serious implications for Canadian physicians and patients page 67)

Canada's dwindling nurse registry

13 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [HTML / PDF]
  • Health care and the homeless
  • Kids and tobacco
  • Dr. Carole Guzmán retires
  • Pulse: Where have all the nurses gone?
  • Breast cancer and older women
  • Research Update: Needle exchange and high HIV rates

17 Letters Correspondance [HTML / PDF]
Instructions to correspondents
  • Plight of homeless children
  • Screening mammography
  • Euthanasia
  • PSA screening
  • Rural roots
  • Death in a hobble restraint
  • Impact of treating hyperlipidemia or hypertension to reduce the risk of death from coronary artery disease [Correction]

  Evidence Études
25 Systematic review of antihypertensive therapies: Does the evidence assist in choosing a first-line drug?
J.M. Wright, C.-H. Lee, G.K. Chambers
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
33 Use of hormone replacement therapy among cardiac patients at a Canadian academic centre
M.R. Wise, D.E. Stewart, P. Liu, B.L. Abramson
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
37 Effectiveness of an educational strategy to improve family physicians' detection and management of depression: a randomized controlled trial
G. Worrall, J. Angel, P. Chaulk, C. Clarke, M. Robbins
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Editorials Éditoriaux
41 E-biomed: scientific publishing's brave new world
J. Hoey
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
42 Estrogen replacement for women with cardiovascular disease: Why don't physicians and patients follow the guidelines?
S.A. Grover
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
44 Power to the people: taking the assessment of physician performance outside the profession
V.A. Kazandjian
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Education Éducation
47 Tuberculosis: 8. The disease in association with HIV infection
J.M. FitzGerald, S. Houston
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
52 Assessment of physician performance in Alberta: the Physician Achievement Review
W. Hall, C. Violato, R. Lewkonia, J. Lockyer, H. Fidler, J. Toews, P. Jennett, M. Donoff, D. Moores
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
58 A novel formulary: collaboration between health care professionals, seniors, private sector and government in Nova Scotia
S.G. Carruthers
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

62 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML / PDF]
  • Battling the berserkers (book review by D. Hunter)
  • R. Chun draws a line in the sand
  • Toxicity: an exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art

  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
66 Sorry, thebest.md is gone, but canuck.md still available
S. Wharry
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Features Chroniques
67 Nurses rally to fight staff shortages, deteriorating morale
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
69 New CEO links CMA's future to Internet, knowledge economy
C. Gray
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
71 Editors discuss Lundberg firing as CMAJ hosts meeting
C. Caplan, B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
72 Does the body mass index get more attention than it deserves?
A. Silversides
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

111 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
112 Newfoundland's storytelling MD
B. Ryan
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Health Canada Santé Canada
  Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Newsletter
(links to Health Canada Web site)