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CMAJ

October 19, 1999 / le 19 octobre 1999

CMAJ 1999; 161(8)

© 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
925 eCMAJ [HTML / PDF]
927 JAMCél [HTML / PDF]

Cover:
On the cover is Inuit artist Lucy Meeko Uppik's carving Breast Health for All. Articles in this issue examine the treatment of women with early-stage breast cancer (page 951) and provide recommendations for follow-up care (page 1001).

Breast Health for All

933 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [HTML / PDF]
 
  • No differential pay in BC
  • This month in medicine: ether day
  • Less-invasive biopsy
  • Pulse: With CME, time is not on MDs' side
  • Rapid lab tests
  • The puzzle of menopause
  • Research Update: The gene that regulates HDL cholesterol

941 Letters Correspondance [HTML / PDF]
Instructions to correspondents
 
  • CABG in Canada
  • Hypertension and dementia
  • The patient's "right to know"
  • Drug interactions
  • Correction

  Evidence Études
951 Variations in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer in Quebec between 1988 and 1994
N. Hébert-Croteau, J. Brisson, J. Latreille, C. Blanchette, L. Deschênes
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959 Insulin adjustment by a diabetes nurse educator improves glucose control in insulin-requiring diabetic patients: a randomized trial
D.M. Thompson, S.E. Kozak, S. Sheps
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
965 Evaluating the effectiveness of 2 educational interventions in family practice
A.E.M. Borgiel, J.I. Williams, D.A. Davis, E.V. Dunn, N. Hobbs, B. Hutchison, C.R. Wilson, J. Jensen, J.J.S. O'Neil, M.J. Bass
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Research letter Exposé de recherche
971 Furby does not interfere with medical devices
K.-S. Tan, I. Hinberg
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  Editorials Éditoriaux
975 Accessible advice: improving glucose control in patients with diabetes
A. Edwards
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977 CMAJ's impact factor: room for recalculation
K.S. Joseph, J. Hoey
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
979 Journal impact factor: a brief review
E. Garfield
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
981 Echocardiography in stroke: Which probe when?
C.R. Thompson
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
983 Will increasing medical school enrolment solve Canada's physician supply problems?
G.L. Stoddart, M.L. Barer
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
985 How quickly does CMAJ evaluate submissions?
E. Weir, K.S. Joseph
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Education Éducation
989 Preventive health care, 1999 update: 2. Echocardiography for the detection of a cardiac source of embolus in patients with stroke
M.K. Kapral, F.L. Silver, with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
  Soins de santé préventifs, mise à jour de 1999 : 2. L'échocardiographie comme moyen de détection d'une source cardiaque d'emboles chez les victimes d'un accident vasculaire cérébral
M.K. Kapral, F.L. Silver, avec le Groupe d'étude canadien sur les soins de santé préventifs
[texte complet (HTML) / texte complet (PDF)]
1001 Preventive health care, 1999 update: 3. Follow-up after breast cancer
L.K.F. Temple, E.E.L. Wang, R.S. McLeod, with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
  Soins préventifs, mise à jour de 1999 : 3. Suivi après un cancer du sein
L.K.F. Temple, E.E.L. Wang, R.S. McLeod, en collaboration avec le Groupe d'étude canadien sur les soins de santé préventifs
[texte complet (HTML) / texte complet (PDF)]

1013 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML / PDF]
 
  • Voices of experience (book review by C. Pain)
  • Artist Vera Greenwood investigates madness in the family
  • R. Stacey gets a shot in the arm
  • W. Seufert on early amateur enthusiasm for Röntgen's rays

  On_the_Net@cma.ca Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
1017 Major money starting to flow on the Web
M. OReilly
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  Features Chroniques
1020 "Is everyone as tired as I am?" The CMA's physician survey results, 1999
S. Martin
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1024 A step ahead of the law, "Compassion Club" sells marijuana to patients referred by MDs
H. Kent
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
1028 How bad is the brain drain?
C. Gray
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

1087 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1088 Gone to camp
S. Lightstone
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Special Supplement Supplément spécial
  Cardiovascular Disease in Seniors
[HTML / PDF]

How serious is the outflow of physicians from Canada? Charlotte Gray reports that the answer appears to depend on whether you work at the lofty heights of statistical analysis or on the ground floor of health care delivery (page 1028).