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August 8, 2000 / le 8 août 2000

CMAJ 2000; 163(3)

Highlights of this issue

In this issue, Susan Kirkland and colleagues report on the smoking patterns of Nova Scotian women during pregnancy (page 281). Shahul Ebrahim and colleagues comment that clinicians have an important role to play in reducing the burden of smoking among women (page 288).

(Graphic courtesy of Hugh Malcolm)

Smoking during pregnancy

  Editorial • Éditorial
253 A central theme of the Beijing +5 conference
255 Thème central de la conférence Beijing +5

259 Letters • Correspondance [PDF]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research • Recherche
265 Canadian normative data for the SF-36 health survey
W.M. Hopman, T. Towheed, T. Anastassiades, A. Tenenhouse, S. Poliquin, C. Berger, L. Joseph, J.P. Brown, T.M. Murray, J.D. Adachi, D.A. Hanley, E. Papadimitropoulos, and the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study Research Group
273 Why are antibiotics prescribed for asymptomatic bacteriuria in institutionalized elderly people? A qualitative study of physicians' and nurses' perceptions
S. Walker, A. McGeer, A.E. Simor, M. Armstrong-Evans, M. Loeb
  Research Letter • Exposé de recherche
281 The natural history of smoking during pregnancy among women in Nova Scotia
S.A. Kirkland, L.A. Dodds, G. Brosky

  Commentary • Commentaire
283 The Canadian SF-36 health survey: Normative data add to its value
S. Wood-Dauphinee
285 Asymptomatic bacteriuria in institutionalized elderly people: evidence and practice
L.E. Nicolle
287 One solution to providing clinical coverage for pediatric inpatients
R.B. Goldbloom
288 Smoking and women's health: opportunities to reduce the burden of smoking during pregnancy
S.H. Ebrahim, R.K. Merritt, R.L. Floyd

  Review • Synthèse
293 Choosing a first-line drug in the management of elevated blood pressure: What is the evidence? 3: Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors
J.M. Wright
298 Providing after-hours on-call clinical coverage in academic health sciences centres: the Hospital for Sick Children experience
J. Friedman, R.M. Laxer
301 The role of DNA amplification technology in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
M. Louie, L. Louie, A.E. Simor

313 The Left Atrium • De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML / PDF]
  • An old idea repackaged (book review by P.S. Links)
  • From a Kosovo diary
  • One thousand words

319 News and analysis • Nouvelles et analyses [PDF]

375 Deaths • Nécrologie

  Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
376 Retirement's a four-letter word for Manitoba MD
D. Square

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