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CMAJ

November 30, 1999 / le 30 novembre 1999

CMAJ 1999; 161(11)

© 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
1373 Making room for driver error?
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1375 Prévoir l'erreur du conducteur?
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Cover:
Raimundo Pinheiro and colleagues report that in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection is effective for severe male infertility (page 1397), but editorialist Arthur Leader points out that it is inaccessible to most of the infertile Canadians it could help (page 1411).

Male infertility

1381 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [HTML / PDF]
 
  • Advise patients against Y2K drug hoarding
  • Maternity benefits for NS MDs
  • Built-in antibiotics
  • Canada's pitiful ranking in imaging technology
  • Pulse: Logging on in record numbers
  • Jimson weed dangers
  • Research Update: Light at the end of the catheter

1389 Letters Correspondance [HTML / PDF]
Instructions to correspondents
 
  • Decrease in CMPA's legal bills
  • Support for support hose
  • Canadians studying medicine abroad
  • Premarin
  • Benefits of immunization
  • Caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease in Italy
  • Charter for Physicians
  • Correction

  Evidence Études
1397 Effectiveness of in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection for severe male infertility
R.C. Pinheiro, J. Lambert, F. Bénard, F. Mauffette, P. Miron
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1403 Use of ß-blocker therapy in older patients after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario
P.A. Rochon, G.M. Anderson, J.V. Tu, J.P. Clark, J.H. Gurwitz, J.P. Szalai, P. Lau
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Research Letter Exposé de recherche
1409 Recent versus historical trends in preterm birth in Canada
K.S. Joseph, M.S. Kramer
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  Editorials Éditoriaux
1411 New reproductive technologies: Why are we limiting choices for infertile couples?
A. Leader
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1412 When editors publish in their own journals
J. Hoey
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1414 Time to put the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on trial
D.L. Sackett
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1416 Powassan encephalitis
E.D. Ralph
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Education Éducation
1419 Powassan encephalitis: a case report with neuropathology and literature review
B.I.A. Gholam, S. Puksa, J.P. Provias
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1423 Unsticking platelets: the role of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blockade
P.W. Armstrong
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1424 Recording that elusive rhythm
A.D. Krahn, G.J. Klein, R. Yee, A.C. Skane
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

1426 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML / PDF]
 
  • The values of reform (book review by M.M. Rachlis)
  • I.A. Cameron on music and healing
  • Gary Schneider's Genetic Self-Portrait

  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
1430 MCC readies a new, computerized medical qualifying exam
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Features Chroniques
1431 Dr. Krop gets knuckles rapped, but vows to fight college's "Inquisition"
C. Gray
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1433 Staffing crisis looms, radiologists warn
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1434 Ball rolling on research into heading injuries
H. Kent
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1435 MDs sceptical as BC gives stamp of approval to traditional Chinese medicine
T. Johnson
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1437 "Hospital" care moves into the home in London, Ont.
L. Swanson
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

1471 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1472 Call of the wild keeps physician up North
H. Kent
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Special Supplement Supplément spécial
  Canadian asthma consensus report, 1999 [PDF]
  Summary of Recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, 1999 [PDF]
  Résumé des recommandations de la Conférence canadienne de consensus sur l'asthme 1999 [PDF]

The Medical Society of Nova Scotia will soon become the first province to provide maternity benefits for female physicians. President Michael Riding hopes other CMA divisions follow suit (page 1381).

Canada's radiologists say that a staffing crisis looms within their specialty, and the president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists warns that "we are descending to a Third World level of service" (page 1433).