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May 30, 2000 / le 30 mai 2000

CMAJ 2000; 162(11)

Highlights of this issue

The time window for treating acute ischemic stroke with thrombolytic therapy is short. In this issue, Michael Hill and colleagues describe a program in Calgary that has improved patient outcomes and reduced times from symptom onset to treatment (page 1589).

(Scans courtesy of Michael Hill; design: Julie Latrémouille)

Treating acute ischemic stroke

  Editorial · Éditorial
1545 Home HIV testing: Why not in Canada?
1547 Le dépistage du VIH à domicile : pourquoi pas au Canada?

1553 Letters Correspondance [PDF]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research Recherche
1557 Folate and vitamin B12 status of women in Newfoundland at their first prenatal visit
J.D. House, S.B. March, S. Ratnam, E. Ives, J.T. Brosnan, J.K. Friel
1561 Chest pain with nondiagnostic electrocardiogram in the emergency department: a randomized controlled trial of two cardiac marker regimens
E. Dagnone, C. Collier, W. Pickett, N. Ali, M. Miller, D. Tod, R. Morton
  Research Letter Exposé de recherche
1567 Presence of spirochete causing Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in southern Ontario
S.N. Banerjee, M. Banerjee, K. Fernando, J.D. Scott, R. Mann, M.G. Morshed

  Commentary Commentaire
1571 Folic acid: the opportunity that still exists
J.G. Hall
1573 Lyme borreliosis in Ontario: determining the risks
I.K. Barker, L.R. Lindsay
1575 Promoting parental leave for female and male physicians
B. Lent, S.P. Phillips, B. Richardson, D. Stewart, on behalf of the Gender Issues Committee of the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine

  Review Synthèse
1577 Rheumatology: 4. Acute monoarthritis
J. Cibere
1585 Withholding life-sustaining treatment: Are adolescents competent to make these decisions?
C. Doig, E. Burgess
1589 Building a "brain attack" team to administer thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke
M.D. Hill, P.A. Barber, A.M. Demchuk, R.J. Sevick, N.J. Newcommon, T. Green, A.M. Buchan

1594 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
  • Death's accomplices (book review by D. Mansell)
  • Remarking the unremarkable
  • One thousand words
  • Illness and the hero's journey: still ourselves and more?

1599 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [PDF]

1647 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1648 Canadian MD fights to put remains of Nazi victims to rest
A. Silversides

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