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CMAJ

November 16, 1999 / le 16 novembre 1999

CMAJ 1999; 161(10)

© 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
1221 Médecins Sans Frontières: bearing witness
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1223 Médecins Sans Frontières : des témoins
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Cover:
In this issue Veena Guru and colleagues (page 1251) and editorialists Grant Innes and Karen Wanger (page 1264) examine the impossible bind in which paramedics often find themselves when called to the scene of a cardiac arrest ending a terminal illness.

Paramedics dilemma

1229 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [HTML / PDF]
 
  • Victoria physicians sponsor Chinese students
  • Why are physicians avoiding New Brunswick?
  • Ottawa MD praises "Success by 6" program
  • Pulse: Ontario leads way for tuition fees
  • Interview with Osler biographer goes online
  • Pay more attention to sexual health of young women, MDs told
  • Research Update: Elderly most affected by seasonal variation in deaths due to MI, stroke

1237 Letters Correspondance [HTML / PDF]
Instructions to correspondents
 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Serum creatinine testing
  • Parsimonious health care
  • Naming an oncology rehabilitation program
  • Teaching contributions of residents
  • Methadone treatment
  • Correction

  Evidence Études
1245 Violence in the emergency department: a survey of health care workers
C.M.B. Fernandes, F. Bouthillette, J.M. Raboud, L. Bullock, C.F. Moore, J.M. Christenson, E. Grafstein, S. Rae, L. Ouellet, C. Gillrie, M. Way
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1251 Response of paramedics to terminally ill patients with cardiac arrest: an ethical dilemma
V. Guru, P.R. Verbeek, L.J. Morrison
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1257 Temporal changes in the outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in Ontario, 1992­1996
J.V. Tu, C.D. Naylor, P. Austin
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  Editorials Éditoriaux
1262 Abuse of emergency department workers: An inherent career risk or a barometer of the evolving health care system?
L.J. Morrison
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1264 Dignified death or legislated resuscitation?
G. Innes, K. Wanger
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1266 Drug­drug interactions: How scared should we be?
L.E. Shapiro, N.H. Shear
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  Education Éducation
1271 Tuberculosis: 11. Nosocomial disease
K. Schwartzman, D. Menzies
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1281 Drug interactions and the statins
R.J. Herman
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1287 Tennis anyone? The lungs as a new court for systemic therapy
M.T. Newhouse
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1291 Xenotransplantation: An animal future?
L.E. Nicolle
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1292 Radiation techniques for the 21st century
B.G. Clark, M.R. McKenzie
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1293 Intraoperative MRI: a moving magnet
G.R. Sutherland, D.F. Louw
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1294 Molecular diagnosis of infections in the new millennium
N. Press, M. Romney, S. Takaya, B. Conway
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

1297 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
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  • Realized medicine (book review by A. Walsh)
  • Portraits of a decade by Cees van Gemerden
  • I.A. Cameron's observations on a good death

  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
1301 Developing a code of conduct for the Web
M. OReilly
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  Features Chroniques
1305 The Chaoulli case: one-tier medicine goes on trial in Quebec
S. Pinker
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1307 Task force seeks solutions for "senior squalor"
L. Swanson
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1309 Unique health needs of elderly women being ignored, symposium told
B. Sibbald
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1312 The Yukon takes native health a step further at Whitehorse hospital
H. Kent
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1367 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1368 Montreal a mecca for patients seeking "gender reassignment"
S. Pinker
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Jacques Chaoulli doesn't look much like a radical. However, Susan Pinker reports that a court case he launched over practice limitations imposed by Quebec's health care legislation could have far-reaching implications (page 1305).