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March 6, 2001 / le 6 mars 2001

CMAJ  2001; 164(5)
Highlights of this issue
•  Editorial
•  Letters
•  Research
•  Commentary
•  Review
•  The Left Atrium
•  News
•  Deaths
•  Heart & Soul
Severe malaria in Canadian travellers
Over the last decade the number of cases of drug-resistant and severe malaria in Canadian travellers and in visitors to Canada has increased markedly. In this issue, Kevin Kain and colleagues report 7 deaths due to falciparum malaria (page 654).

  Editorial • Éditorial
613 Some natural scepticism about the Natural Health Products Directorate
615 La Direction des produits de santé naturels : un peu de scepticisme naturel

619 Letters • Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents

  Research • Recherche
625 Double trouble: impact of inappropriate use of asthma medication on the use of health care resources
A.H. Anis, L.D. Lynd, X.-h. Wang, G. King, J.J. Spinelli, M. Fitzgerald, T. Bai, P. Paré
634 Guidelines as rationing tools: a qualitative analysis of psychosocial patient selection criteria for cardiac procedures
M.K. Giacomini, D.J. Cook, D.L. Streiner, S.S. Anand

  Commentary • Commentaire
641 Guidelines do matter
N. Anthonisen
642 Psychosocial patient selection criteria in clinical practice guidelines: An ethical basis for rationing?
J.B. Dossetor
644 Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: adjuvant systemic therapy for node-positive breast cancer (summary of the 2001 update)
M. Levine, for the Steering Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer

  Review • Synthèse
647 Problems for clinical judgement: 1. Eliciting an insightful history of present illness
D.A. Redelmeier, M.J. Schull, J.E. Hux, J.V. Tu, L.E. Ferris
654 Malaria deaths in visitors to Canada and in Canadian travellers: a case series
K.C. Kain, D.W. MacPherson, T. Kelton, J.S. Keystone, J. Mendelson, J.D. MacLean
662 The role of angiogenesis in prostate and other urologic cancers: a review
J.I. Izawa, C.P.N. Dinney

671 The Left Atrium • De l'Oreille Gauche [HTML]
  • Future genetics, futurist ethics (book review by M.M. Burgess) [PDF]
  • Gerry's wig (film review by A.M. Todkill) [PDF]
  • J.R. Bayne on the bad old days in geriatric care [PDF]
  • Poem by R.C. Dickson [PDF]
  • S. Iceton on an ancient Apgar [PDF]

677 News • Nouvelles
  • Family sues after negligence settlement against MD goes unpaid [HTML / PDF]
  • SIDS may strike infants unaccustomed to prone sleeping, study finds [HTML / PDF]
  • A 550-year-old microbiology lesson emerges from BC glacier [HTML / PDF]
  • Eating disorders present tricky diagnosis [HTML / PDF]
  • Regulations for new natural health products in place by year's end? [HTML / PDF]
  • Cellphones and cancer? [HTML / PDF]
  • Rabies death a reminder of need for caution around bats [HTML / PDF]
  • Fewer antibiotics prescribed to children [HTML / PDF]
  • All quiet on the flu front in 2001 [HTML / PDF]
  • Invest in children and reap the rewards: UNICEF [HTML / PDF]
  • Pulse: A crisis aborning in maternity and newborn care? [HTML / PDF]
  • Feds announce plan to reduce domestic use of pesticides [HTML / PDF]
  • On the Net: The Internet and genetic disease [HTML / PDF]
  • New boss at Health Canada [HTML / PDF]
  • Return-to-work guide now available online [HTML / PDF]
  • Specialty Spotlight: Beyond bone marrow: a new source of stem cells [HTML / PDF]
  • Clinical Update: Phenylpropanolamine and hemorrhagic stroke in women [HTML / PDF]
  • Public Health: Ebola erupts again [HTML / PDF]

735 Deaths • Nécrologie

Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
736 Making the connection with Aboriginal culture
K. Kilpatrick

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