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CMAJ

March 21, 2000 / le 21 mars 2000

CMAJ 2000; 162(6)

© 2000 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne


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In this issue · Dans ce numéro

  Highlights of this issue

  Editorial · Éditorial
745 The only truly important problem [HTML / PDF]
747 Le seul problème vraiment sérieux [HTML / PDF]

Cover:
In this issue Charles Tator and colleagues report on spinal injuries suffered by hockey players (page 787). Editorialist Barry Pless calls for a serious public health initiative to prevent devastating injuries (page 792) like the one suffered by college student Travis Roy pictured here.

Hockey players suffering from spinal injuries

753 Letters CorrespondancePDF ]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research Recherche
769 Incidence and outcomes of diabetes mellitus in elderly people: report from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging
K. Rockwood, E. Awalt, C. MacKnight, I. McDowell
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
775 Benchmarking the vital risk of waiting for coronary artery bypass surgery in Ontario
C.D. Naylor, J.P. Szalai, M. Katic
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
783 Determinants of hospital admission among HIV-positive people in British Columbia
A.E. Weber, B. Yip, M.V. O'Shaughnessy, J.S.G. Montaner, R.S. Hogg
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Research letter Exposés de recherche
787 Hockey injuries of the spine in Canada, 1966–1996
C.H. Tator, J.D. Carson, R. Cushman
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Commentary Commentaire
789 PSA screening: a view from the front lines
M. Greiver et al
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
791 PSA screening: the bottom line
M.M. Elhilali
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
792 Preventing spinal cord injuries: Is this the best we can do?
I.B. Pless
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
794 What can comparisons of mortality rates tell us about waiting lists?
D.C. Hadorn
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
795 Licence requirements for international medical graduates: Should national standards be adopted?
L. Nasmith
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

  Review Synthèse
801 Program for licensure for international medical graduates in British Columbia: 7 years' experience
R. Andrew, J. Bates
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
807 Recognition and management of Kawasaki disease
R.K. Han, B. Sinclair, A. Newman, E.D. Silverman, G.W. Taylor, P.  Walsh, B.W. McCrindle
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
817 Cost analysis of a provincial drug program to guide the treatment of upper gastrointestinal disorders
F. Bursey, M. Crowley, C. Janes, C.J. Turner
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
827 Chronic viral hepatitis C: management update
K.S. Gutfreund, V.G. Bain
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

837 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML / PDF]
 
  • Of life and landscape (book review by M. Johnston)
  • X-rays and other visions
  • Dear Mr. 9645
  • Clara's cataract
  • One thousand words

845 News and analysis Nouvelles et analysesPDF ]
 
868 Shut out at home, Canadians flocking to Ireland's medical schools – and to an uncertain future
P. Sullivan
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
874 Precautionary principle leads to "may contain" clause for genetically modified foods
S. Pinker
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
876 Despite some opposition, BC pharmacists to dispense morning-after pill without prescription
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
878 Waiting-list project struggles under weight of expectations
S. Wharry
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]
880 Is scarcity of resources a valid legal defence?
B. Sibbald
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]

955 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
956 MD's gentle approach eases trauma of sexual abuse
R. Cairney
[full article in HTML / full article in PDF]



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