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October 3, 2000 / le 3 octobre 2000

CMAJ  2000; 163(7)
Highlights of this issue
Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Newsletter
•  Editorial
•  Letters
•  Research
•  Commentary
•  Review
•  The Left Atrium
•  News and Analysis
•  Deaths
•  Heart & Soul
How cultural and religious aspects affect physician-patient communication
How do cultural perspectives and religious values affect physician-patient communication? This is one of the questions addressed in a new subset of articles in CMAJ's bioethics series, introduced on page 833. In the first article Jonathan Ellerby and colleagues discuss ethical values appropriate to Aboriginal patients (page 845). (Graphic by Graham Ross)

  Editorial • Éditorial
801 Vaccination: refuting the refusals
803 Vaccination : la réfutation des refus

807 Letters • Correspondance [PDF]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research • Recherche
811 The validity of a sore throat score in family practice
W.J. McIsaac, V. Goel, T. To, D.E. Low
819 Investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with fragility fractures
E.E. Jahcsar, G. Hawker, E.R. Bogoch
823 Expanding the epidemiologic profile: risk factors for active tuberculosis in people immigrating to Ontario
W.L. Wobeser, L. Yuan, M. Naus, P. Corey, J. Edelson, N. Heywood, D.L. Holness
  Research Letter • Exposé de recherche
831 Prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV infection
J.L. Robinson, B.E. Lee

  Commentary • Commentaire
833 Bioethics for clinicians: continuing the series
P.A. Singer, A.M. Todkill
  Controversy • Controverse
834 Why Sackett's analysis of randomized controlled trials fails, but needn't
S.H. Shapiro, K.C. Glass
835 Equipoise, a term whose time (if it ever came) has surely gone
D.L. Sackett
  Occasional Essay • Réflexion
837 Evidence-based medicine: a commentary on common criticisms
S.E. Straus, F.A. McAlister

  Review • Synthèse
845 Bioethics for clinicians: 18. Aboriginal cultures
J.H. Ellerby, J. McKenzie, S. McKay, G.J. Gariépy, J.M. Kaufert
851 Environment and health: 3. Ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation
F.R. de Gruijl, J.C. van der Leun
857 Setting priorities for waiting lists: defining our terms
D.C. Hadorn and the Steering Committee of the Western Canada Waiting List Project

863 The Left Atrium • De l'Oreille Gauche  [HTML / PDF]
  • Difficult journeys (book review by J. Mulder)
  • Exploratory surgery (book review by P.M. Singh)
  • MTF, A.D. Peterkin
  • Parallax, P. Uhlmann
  • Caught looking, M. Miller

867 News and analysis • Nouvelles et analyses  [PDF]

939 Deaths • Nécrologie

  Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
940 Banking on the Third World
S. Pinker

In this issue of the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Newsletter [PDF format] :
  • New influenza drugs: unexpected serious reactions
  • Intravenous Rho [D] immune globulin [human]: suspected hemolytic/renal adverse reactions
  • Abboject® Unit-of-Use Syringe: reports of malfunction
  • Communiqué
  • Drugs of Current Interest

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