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The Journal Contents Included In This Mailing Are:

 

American Journal of Health System Pharmacists (October 1)   <http://www.ashp.org/public/pubs/ajhp/current/index.html>

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FEATURED ARTICLES

 

Warfarin, Aspirin, or Both after Myocardial Infarction

M. Hurlen and Others. N Engl J Med 2002;347:969-74

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/969?query=TOC>

 

A randomized, multicenter trial in 3630 patients comparing warfarin (in a dose intended to achieve an international normalized ratio [INR] of 2.8 to 4.2), aspirin alone (160 mg daily), and aspirin (75 mg daily) combined with warfarin (in a dose intended to achieve an INR of 2.0 to 2.5) post MI. The primary outcome was a composite of death, nonfatal reinfarction, or thromboembolic cerebral stroke.

 

Patient-Specific Factors Predictive of Warfarin Dosage Requirements

RK Absher, ME Moore, and MH Parker. Ann Pharmacother 2002;36:1512-7

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1512.html>

 

Drug Information Rounds:

Aspirin Resistance

PA Howard. Ann Pharmacother 2002;36:1620-4

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1620.html>

 

Statin-Associated Myopathy with Normal Creatine Kinase Levels

P.S. Phillips, R.H. Haas, S. Bannykh,

S. Hathaway, N.L. Gray, B.J. Kimura,

G.D. Vladutiu, J.D.F. England, and the Scripps Mercy

Clinical Research Center. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:581-585.

<http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00009.html>

 

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AJHP

Volume 59 • Number 19 October 1, 2002

 

News (PDF)

 

Experience with disaster yields lessons in preparedness

Donna Young

Medicare to partly cover extra cost of sepsis therapy, drug-eluting stents

Guidelines address prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections

New drugs and dosage forms

News Briefs

Recent changes to FDA-approved labeling

 

Management Consultation

 

Partnering with nurses to handle personnel shortages(PDF)

David Davis

 

Frontline Pharmacist

 

Counseling hospitalized pediatric patients with asthma (PDF)

Razia Malik, Gordon Hampton

 

Editorial

 

Full disclosure (PDF)

Guy R. Hasegawa

 

Reports

 

Cost-efficacy analysis of ondansetron regimens for control of emesis induced by noncisplatin, moderately emetogenic chemotherapy

Jean Lachaine, Claudine Laurier

 

Building a better online formulary

Scott R. McCreadie, Janice L. Stumpf, Todd D. Benner

 

Notes

 

Stability of flucytosine 50 mg/mL in extemporaneous oral liquid formulations (PDF)

Heather L. VandenBussche, Cary E. Johnson, Jin Yun, Sima A. Patel

 

Pharmacokinetics of amikacin and effect of ascites in Korean patients (PDF)

Ho-Soon Kim, In-Ja Sohn, David I. Min

 

Sterility of intravenous fat emulsion in plastic syringes (PDF)

Pamela Dee Reiter

 

Drug Experience

 

Use of botulinum toxin type B for migraine and tension headaches (PDF)

Michael O. Fadeyi , Q. Mark Adams

 

Case Law

 

Voluntary undertaking rule and duty to warn (PDF)

David B. Brushwood, Carole L. Kimberlin

 

Commentaries

 

Speaking for hire (PDF)

David Hawkins

 

Relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy practitioners: Undue influence? (PDF)

Stuart T. Haines, Peter Dumo

 

Corporate compliance: An emerging issue for pharmacists (PDF)

Joshua J. Spooner, Andrew M. Peterson

 

Combination antithrombotic therapy in acute myocardial infarction (PDF)

Thomas L. Rihn, Gordon J. Vanscoy

 

Clinical Consultation

 

Possible adverse reactions to preservatives in high-dose pyridoxine hydrochloride i.v. injection (PDF)

Anthony M. Burda, Todd Sigg, Michael Wahl

 

Pharmacy Abroad

 

Establishing clinical pharmacy services in a Pakistani intensive care unit (PDF)

Zaidi Syed Tabish Razi, Sheikh Abdul Latif, Raza Syed Shamim

 

Reflections

 

Laughing in the face of medicine (PDF)

Stacy Boyer

 

Letters(PDF)

 

Retaining staff by moving from quality control to quality assurance

Dennis A. Tribble

Accuracy of medication histories

Steve Timmerman

Chickens

Carolyn M. Bianchi

Oral gatifloxacin-induced ataxia

Nidhin Mohan, Krishnakumar Menon, Padma Gurumadhva Rao

New drugs and lower costs

Richard Levy; Frank R. Lichtenberg; Susan D. Horn; Lee C. Vermeulen

GPO reform

Allen R. Dunehew; William A. Gouveia

 

Career Opportunities

 

Current Literature

 

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The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

October 2002 Volume 36: Number 10

 

<http://www.theannals.com>

 

RESEARCH REPORTS

 

Ambulatory Care

 

Medicaid Prescriber Compliance with Joint National Committee VI Hypertension

Treatment Guidelines

SL Clause and RA Hamilton   pg. 1505

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1505.html>

 

Patient-Specific Factors Predictive of Warfarin Dosage Requirements

RK Absher, ME Moore, and MH Parker   pg. 1512

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1512.html>

 

Pediatrics

 

Tolerance of Simulated Amniotic Fluid in Premature Neonates

SE Sullivan, DA Calhoun, A Maheshwari, TL Ashmeade, et al.   pg. 1518

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1518.html>

 

Infectious Diseases

 

Valacyclovir Versus Acyclovir for HSV Prophylaxis in Neutropenic Patients

DI Warkentin, JB Epstein, LM Campbell, JG Yip, et al.   pg. 1525

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1525.html>

 

Cardiology

 

Effect of Number of Medications on Cardiovascular Therapy Adherence

SJ Shalansky and AR Levy   pg. 1532

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1532.html>

 

Neurology

 

Use of Alternative Medications in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

M Ryan and MS Johnson   pg. 1540

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1510.html>

 

CASE REPORTS

 

Rhabdomyolysis with Concurrent Atorvastatin and Diltiazem

JJ Lewin III, JM Nappi, and MH Taylor   pg. 1546

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1546.html>

 

Fatal Aspiration Pneumonia During Transition from Donepezil to Rivastigmine

AM Taylor, JD Hoehns, DM Anderson, and DG Tobert   pg. 1550

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1550.html>

 

Levofloxacin and Warfarin Interaction

CB Jones and SE Fugate   pg. 1554

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1554.html>

 

Citalopram-Associated SIADH

TS Barclay and AJ Lee   pg. 1558

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1558.html>

 

Nefopam Abuse

C Villier and MP Mallaret   pg. 1564

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1564.html>

 

ARTICLES

 

New Drug Developments

 

Eplerenone - A Novel Selective Aldosterone Blocker

AJ Zillich and BL Carter   pg. 1567

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1567.html>

 

Psychiatry

 

Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction

RS Gregorian Jr, KA Golden, A Bahce, C Goodman, et al.   pg. 1577

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1577.html>

 

Infectious Diseases

 

Treatment of Tick-Borne Diseases

BJ Donovan, DJ Weber, JC Rublein, and RH Raasch   pg. 1590

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1590.html>

 

Interactions Between Recreational Drugs and Antiretroviral Agents

T Antoniou and AL Tseng   pg. 1598

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1598.html>

 

Oncology

 

Adjuvant Ketamine Analgesia for the Management of Cancer Pain

AL McQueen and SA Baroletti   pg. 1614

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1614.html>

 

Drug Information Rounds

 

Aspirin Resistance

PA Howard   pg. 1620

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1620.html>

 

Divalproex Sodium Therapy in Elderly with Dementia-Related Agitation

CE Pratt and SM Davis   pg. 1625

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1625.html>

 

Role of Antibiotics for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

MP Gabay and R Jain   pg. 1629

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1629.html>

 

International Report

 

Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

CP Alderman   pg. 1637

<http://www.theannals.com/abstracts/volume36/October/1637.html>

 

Opinion

 

Revisiting the Significance of Warfarin Protein-Binding Displacement

Interactions

CD Sands, ES Chan, and TE Welty   pg. 1642

 

LETTERS AND COMMENTS

 

Serotonin Syndrome Induced by Amitriptyline, Meperidine, and Venlafaxine

JA Dougherty, H Young, and T Shafi   pg. 1647

 

Visual Inspection of Medications in Preventing Unexplained Relapses

SP Sattar and DR Gastfriend   pg. 1648

 

Comment: Postfertilization Effect of Hormonal Emergency Contraception

R Mikolajczyk   pg. 1649

 

Comment: Hepatitis B Vaccination Safety

AI Jacknowitz   pg. 1649

 

Reply

DA Geier and MR Geier

 

Comment: Clinical Implications of Endotoxin Concentrations in Vaccines

U Heininger   pg. 1650

 

Reply

MR Geier and DA Geier

 

Comment: Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics Book Review

LA Bauer   pg. 1651

 

Reply

H Wall

 

Correction: Increased Use of Antidepressants in Canada: 1981-2000   pg. 1652

 

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PHARMACOTHERAPY

Volume 22 • Number 10 • 1211 -- 1395

 

SPECIAL ARTICLE

1211 -- Combination Antiplatelet Therapy: Implications for Pharmacists

Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., FCCP, Sarah A. Spinler, Pharm.D., FCCP, Jean M. Nappi, Pharm.D., FCCP, and Michael B. Bottorff, Pharm.D., FCCP

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

1216 -- Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous and Oral Levofloxacin in Critically Ill Adults in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

Jill A. Rebuck, Pharm.D., Douglas N. Fish, Pharm.D., and Edward Abraham, M.D.

 

1226 -- Long-Term Lamivudine Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis B in Patients with and without Cirrhosis

Jung Mi Oh, Pharm.D., Jinok Kyun, M.S., and Sung Won Cho, M.D.

 

BRIEF REPORTS

1235 -- Effect of Age and Degree of Immune Activation on Cytochrome P450 3A4 Activity After Influenza Immunization

Mary S. Hayney, Pharm.D., and Jessica M. Buck, B.S.

 

1239 -- Individualized Drug Use Assessment in the Elderly

Cynthia L. Raehl, Pharm.D., C. A. Bond, Pharm.D., Tresa Woods, M.S.W., Roland A. Patry, D.P.H., and Rebecca B. Sleeper, Pharm.D.

 

REVIEWS OF THERAPEUTICS

1249 -- Imatinib Mesylate, the First Molecularly Targeted Gene Suppressor

Vanita K. Pindolia, Pharm.D., and Barbara J. Zarowitz, Pharm.D.

 

1266 -- Modification of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in the Management of Cardiovascular Risk

Jim Koeller, M.S., and Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D.

 

1278 -- Cefditoren, a New Aminothiazolyl Cephalosporin

Ebrahim A. Balbisi, Pharm.D.

 

PRACTICE INSIGHTS

1294 -- A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of the Clinical Effectiveness of a Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Diabetes Clinic

Brian K. Irons, Pharm.D., Ranee J. Lenz, Pharm.D., Stephanie L. Anderson, Pharm.D., Benita L. Wharton, Pharm.D., Butch Habeger, M.B.A., FASHP, and H. Glenn Anderson, Jr., Pharm.D.

 

1301 -- Effect of Telephone Follow-up on the Physical Well-Being Dimension of Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer

Johnny Beney, Ph.D., E. Beth Devine, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Valby Chow, Pharm.D., Robert J. Ignoffo, Pharm.D., Lisa Mitsunaga, Pharm.D., Mina Shahkarami, Pharm.D., Alex McMillan, Ph.D., and Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D.

 

CASE REPORTS

1312 -- Symptomatic Orthostasis with Extended-Release Nifedipine and Protease Inhibitors

Deanna R. Rossi, Pharm.D., R. Chris Rathbun, Pharm.D., and Leonard N. Slater, M.D.

 

1317 -- Cyclooxygenase-2 InhibitorÐAssociated Acute Renal Failure: Case Report with Rofecoxib and Review of the Literature

Enid Morales, Pharm.D., and Jeffrey J. Mucksavage, Pharm.D.

 

ACCP 2002 ANNUAL MEETING

1323 -- Abstracts and Index of Authors

 

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ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

1 October 2002 Volume 137 Number 7

 

<http://www.annals.org>

 

Table of Contents: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/toc.html>

 

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Articles

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Association of Renal Insufficiency with Treatment and Outcomes after

Myocardial Infarction in Elderly Patients

 

   M.G. Shlipak, P.A. Heidenreich, H. Noguchi,

   G.M. Chertow, W.S. Browner, and M.B. McClellan

 

   Renal insufficiency was an independent risk factor for death in

   elderly patients after myocardial infarction. Targeted interventions

   may be needed to improve treatment for this high-risk population.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00006.html>

 

Acute Myocardial Infarction and Renal Dysfunction: A High-Risk

Combination

 

   R.S. Wright, G.S. Reeder, C.A. Herzog,

   R.C. Albright, B.A. Williams, D.L. Dvorak,

   W.L. Miller, J.G. Murphy, S.L. Kopecky, and

   A.S. Jaffe

 

   Patients with renal failure are at increased risk for death after

   acute myocardial infarction and receive less aggressive treatment

   compared with patients who have normal renal function.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00007.html>

 

Prevalence of bcl-2 Rearrangement in Patients with Hepatitis C

Virus-Related Mixed Cryoglobulinemia with or without B-Cell Lymphomas

 

   A.L. Zignego, C. Ferri, F. Giannelli,

   C. Giannini, P. Caini, M. Monti, M.E. Marrocchi,

   E. Di Pietro, G. La Villa, G. Laffi, and

   P. Gentilini

 

   Patients with chronic hepatitis C and mixed cryoglobulinemia had

   increased frequency of bcl-2 rearrangement. The frequency was

   greatest in patients with type II mixed cryoglobulinemia. The high

   ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax in patients with bcl-2 rearrangement and the

   disappearance of the rearrangement with antiviral therapy suggest

   that the translocation is associated with the antiapoptotic function

   of Bcl-2 and that hepatitis C is linked to inhibition of B-cell

   apoptosis.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00008.html>

 

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Brief Communications

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Statin-Associated Myopathy with Normal Creatine Kinase Levels

 

   P.S. Phillips, R.H. Haas, S. Bannykh,

   S. Hathaway, N.L. Gray, B.J. Kimura,

   G.D. Vladutiu, J.D.F. England, and the Scripps Mercy

   Clinical Research Center

 

   Some patients who develop muscle symptoms while receiving statin

   therapy have demonstrable weakness and histopathologic findings of

   myopathy despite normal serum creatine kinase levels. These findings

   resolve after discontinuation of statin therapy and recur with

   resumption of therapy.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00009.html>

 

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Academia and Clinic

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Diagnostic Evaluation of Low Back Pain with Emphasis on Imaging

 

   J.G. Jarvik and R.A. Deyo

 

   The authors review evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of clinical

   information and imaging for patients with low back pain in primary

   care settings.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00010.html>

 

Spectrum Bias or Spectrum Effect? Subgroup Variation in Diagnostic Test

Evaluation

 

   S.A. Mulherin and W.C. Miller

 

   Spectrum bias is a term commonly used to describe the heterogeneity

   that occurs when diagnostic test performance varies across patient

   subgroups and a study of that test's performance does not adequately

   represent all subgroups. This paper proposes the use of the term

   spectrum effect rather than spectrum bias, and it outlines

   strategies for using stratified sensitivity and specificity

   estimates, likelihood ratios, and receiver-operating characteristic

   curves.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00011.html>

 

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Reviews

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The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

 

   P.M. Calvert and H. Frucht

 

   Understanding of the epidemiology and molecular genetics of colon

   cancer is rapidly advancing. With these advances come opportunities

   for clinically applicable genetic tests. These tests are not perfect

   and are still prone to false-positive and false-negative results.

   Thus, the clinical understanding of colon cancer remains the basis

   for management decisions, with genetic testing having a potentially

   important supporting role.

 

   Abstract: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/abs/200210010-00012.html>

 

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Perspectives

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In Memoriam: J. Russell Elkinton, MD, MACP, FRCP(L); 1910-2002; Editor,

Annals of Internal Medicine, 1960-1971

 

   E.J. Huth

 

   Joseph Russell Elkinton, the fourth editor of Annals of Internal

   Medicine, died on 6 April 2002. He was a diligent, valuable servant

   of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal

   Medicine and merits a clear place in its history.

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00013.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

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Editorials

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Cardiac Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clearer Perspective

 

   R.R. Townsend

 

   In this issue, Shlipak and Wright and colleagues address the role of

   impaired kidney function as a risk factor for myocardial infarction.

   Their findings suggest that clinicians underuse available treatments

   in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and impaired

   kidney function.

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00014.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

Can Statins Cause Chronic Low-Grade Myopathy?

 

   S.M. Grundy

 

   Phillips and colleagues' report in this issue on low-grade myopathy

   associated with statin use in a few patients highlights the need for

   further study on the actions of statins on muscle metabolism and

   structure.

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00015.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

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Medical Writings

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Empathy and the Literary Imagination

 

   L.J. Schneiderman

 

   What good is empathy? The closer we get to the feelings of our

   patients, goes the argument, the better we can understand them and

   the more likely we will be able to diagnose and treat correctly.

   This is what novels, stories, and other works of art are supposed to

   help us with. As a physician and writer I both believe and doubt

   this.

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00033.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

Book Notes

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00034.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

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Ancillary Content

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Book Listings

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00036.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

Medical Notices

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/full/200210010-00037.html>

   (subscribers only)

 

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Summaries for Patients

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Kidney Disease and Heart Attacks

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/nts/200210010-00001.html>

 

The Influence of Kidney Disease on Outcomes of Patients with Heart

Attack

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/nts/200210010-00002.html>

 

Effects of Hepatitis C Virus Infection on Genetic Material and on

Manifestations of a Related Blood Disease

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/nts/200210010-00003.html>

 

Muscle Abnormalities in Four Patients Taking Statins To Treat

Unfavorable Cholesterol Levels

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/nts/200210010-00004.html>

 

The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

 

   Full text: <http://www.annals.org/issues/v137n7/nts/200210010-00005.html>

 

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BMJ

Saturday, 21 September 2002

 

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<http://bmj.com/>

This issue's table of contents:

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Editor's Choice

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Consent for research on stored body samples

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/h>

 

This Week in the BMJ

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Celecoxib is as effective as other NSAIDs

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0>

 

Celecoxib carries lower risk of upper GI haemorrhage than rofecoxib

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/a>

 

Long term effects of low salt diets are unclear

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/b>

 

Estimate of variant CJD derived from pathology samples

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/c>

 

Most patients will give consent for research using stored blood

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/d>

 

Why should we seek consent for using left over tissue samples?

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/e>

 

When is it legitimate to exclude patients' data from study results?

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/f>

 

Partners may need to be screened for diseases of their spouses

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/0/g>

 

Editorials

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Efficacy and safety of COX 2 inhibitors

     Roger Jones

     BMJ 2002;325 607-608

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/607>

 

The global response to mental illness

     Graham Thornicroft and Samantha Maingay

     BMJ 2002;325 608-609

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/608>

 

Preventing and treating eclamptic seizures

     James M Roberts, Jose Villar, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

     BMJ 2002;325 609-610

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/609>

 

Average length of stay, delayed discharge, and hospital congestion

     David Black and Mike Pearson

     BMJ 2002;325 610-611

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/610>

 

Babywalkers

     Brent Taylor

     BMJ 2002;325 612

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/612>

 

News

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Watchful waiting as good as surgery for prostate cancer

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/613>

 

Tamoxifen reduces breast cancer by a third in high risk women

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/613/a>

 

In brief

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/614>

 

Intellectual property rights are becoming less flexible, says Oxfam

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/614/a>

 

Trusts fail to discipline those who manipulate waiting lists

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/614/b>

 

Doctors resist government's wish to force feed Fortuyn murder suspect

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/615>

 

Medical advances mask epidemic of violence by cutting murder rate

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/615/a>

 

Women demand use of embryos without former partners' consent

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/617/b>

 

Sudan's media laws frustrate drives on AIDS and genital mutilation

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618>

 

Patients get access to evidence based, online health information

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/a>

 

News roundup

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Junior doctor charged with manslaughter after medical error

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616>

 

Revalidation will need good appraisal summaries

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616/a>

 

Exhibition aids dialogue between doctors and patients with chronic pain

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616/b>

 

European Court adviser rules against British American Tobacco and Imperial

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616/c>

 

Scottish NHS signs £4m deal with private sector

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616/d>

 

Gynaecologist accused of delegating inappropriately

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/616/e>

 

Polio epidemic hits Uttar Pradesh

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/617>

 

Controls on human research participants are "outdated"

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/617/a>

 

News Extra

----------

UK food poverty could contravene UN human rights

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/b>

 

Doctor accused of giving false information to drug trial

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/c>

 

Demographic change is likely to affect ophthalmology and cardiovascular

surgery the most

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/d>

 

Temperature drop can affect respiratory illness several days later

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/e>

 

Retained Organs Commission will stay open for extra year

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/618/f>

 

Papers

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Efficacy, tolerability, and upper gastrointestinal safety of celecoxib for

treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: systematic review of

randomised controlled trials

     Jonathan J Deeks, Lesley A Smith, and Matthew D Bradley

     BMJ 2002;325 619

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7365/619>

 

Observational study of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in elderly

patients given selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors or conventional non-

steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

     Muhammad Mamdani, Paula A Rochon, David N Juurlink, Alex Kopp,

     Geoffrey M Anderson, Gary Naglie, Peter C Austin, and Andreas Laupacis

     BMJ 2002;325 624

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7365/624>

 

Systematic review of long term effects of advice to reduce dietary salt in

adults

     Lee Hooper, Christopher Bartlett, George Davey Smith, and Shah Ebrahim

     BMJ 2002;325 628

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7365/628>

 

Accumulation of prion protein in tonsil and appendix: review of tissue

samples

     David A Hilton, Azra C Ghani, Lisa Conyers, Philip Edwards, Linda

     McCardle, Mark Penney, Diane Ritchie, and James W Ironside

     BMJ 2002;325 633-634

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/633>

 

Informed consent for genetic research on blood stored for more than a

decade: a population based study

     Birgitta Stegmayr and Kjell Asplund

     BMJ 2002;325 634-635

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/634>

 

Drug points: Gabapentin induced cholestasis

     Charles E Richardson, Dylan W Williams, and Jeremy G C Kingham

     BMJ 2002;325 635

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/635>

 

Primary care

----------------

Married couples' risk of same disease: cross sectional study

     Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, Mike Pringle, Nicola Crown, and

     Vicky Hammersley

     BMJ 2002;325 636

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7365/636>

 

Clinical Review

---------------

Acute cholecystitis

     Adrian A Indar and Ian J Beckingham

     BMJ 2002;325 639-643

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/639>

 

ABC of psychological medicine: Delirium

     T M Brown and M F Boyle

     BMJ 2002;325 644-647

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/644>

 

Education and Debate

--------------------

For and against: No consent should be needed for using leftover body

material for scientific purposes * For * Against

     Paul J van Diest and Julian Savulescu

     BMJ 2002;325 648-651

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/648>

 

Post-randomisation exclusions: the intention to treat principle and

excluding patients from analysis

     Dean Fergusson, Shawn D Aaron, Gordon Guyatt, and Paul Hebert

     BMJ 2002;325 652-654

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/652>

 

Letters

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Reducing blood transfusion

     Alain Vuylsteke, Caroline Gerrard, Michael H Cross, Christopher M

     Munsch, Derek R Norfolk, Vipin Zamvar, Nicola Payne, Ivor Cavill,

     Gregor Caspari, Wolfram H Gerlich, and Lutz Gurtler

     BMJ 2002;325 655

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/655>

 

Misperceptions exist about sleep attacks when driving

     Jim Horne

     BMJ 2002;325 657

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/657>

 

Locomotor milestones and babywalkers

     Frances E Gardner, Simon Warren, Gillian V Weeks, and Robert Bennett

     BMJ 2002;325 657

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/657/a>

 

Way forward is combining good from both worlds

     Rose A Meehan

     BMJ 2002;325 658

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/658>

 

Randomised trials in surgery

     Rajan Madhok, Helen H G Handoll, Stephen Bridgman, and Nicola Maffulli

     BMJ 2002;325 658

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/658/a>

 

Detaining dangerous people with mental disorders

     Philip A Sugarman

     BMJ 2002;325 659

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/659>

 

Asian patients may receive inferior care

     Antony Stewart and Jammi N Rao

     BMJ 2002;325 659

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/659/a>

 

Medicine needs to be an inclusive profession

     Mary A Seabrook

     BMJ 2002;325 660

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/660>

 

Long term care for older people

     Tom R Dening and Michael O'Donnell

     BMJ 2002;325 660

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/660/a>

 

Obituaries

----------

Sir Douglas Black

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661>

 

Elaine Allen

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/a>

 

William Frederick Colburn

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/b>

 

Cyril Samarawickrama Pallewela

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/c>

 

Robert McAlpine Rae

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/d>

 

William Mortimer Haigh Shaw

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/e>

 

John Richard Theobalds

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/f>

 

David Bolt

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/661/g>

 

Reviews

-------

 

Art: Medicate

     Mirza Muminovic

     BMJ 2002;325 663

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/663>

 

Book: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

     Sanjay A Pai

     BMJ 2002;325 663

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/663/a>

 

Press: The operation was a success (but the patients died)

     Jeanne Lenzer

     BMJ 2002;325 664

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/664>

 

Website of the week: Prostate cancer

     Anna Ellis

     BMJ 2002;325 664

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/664/a>

 

Personal Views:

 

Is longevity a sustainable goal?

     Imre Loefler

     BMJ 2002;325 665

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/665>

 

Soundings:

 

Scaling up

     Trisha Greenhalgh

     BMJ 2002;325 665

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/665/a>

 

Minerva

-----------

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/666>

 

Fillers

-------

Bedsores, what bedsores?

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/623>

 

One hundred years ago: Presents from patient

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/624/a>

 

Endpiece: Hospital league tables 1830

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/628/a>

 

Submitting articles to the BMJ

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/636/a>

 

A patient who changed my life: Two lives saved

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/643>

 

My first patient

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/651/c>

 

Corrections

-----------

Growth hormone in growth hormone deficiency

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/611>

 

Health can take precedence over trade issues, says report

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/651>

 

This Week in the BMJ

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/651/a>

 

Career focus

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/651/b>

 

Career focus

--------------------

This week:

     Rhona MacDonald

     BMJ 2002;325 89

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S89>

 

Salaried general practitioners

     Peter Aquino and Bhupinder Kohli

     BMJ 2002;325 89

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S89a>

 

Becoming an examiner for the membership of the Royal College of General

Practitioners

     Bill Irish and Jonathan Bench

     BMJ 2002;325 91

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S91>

 

Leaving general practice

     Neil G Snowise

     BMJ 2002;325 92

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S92>

 

Profile: Robbie Coull

     Rhona MacDonald

     BMJ 2002;325 94

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S94>

 

The way I see it: Training of general practitioners should be more oriented

towards primary care

     Maria Karretti

     BMJ 2002;325 95

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S95>

 

TIPS ON...: Videotaping consultations in general practice     BMJ 2002;325

95

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/S95a>

 

Web extra

---------

Survey: Consent for using leftover body parts for scientific purposes

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7365/DC1>

 

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Saturday, September 28, 2002

 

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Editor's Choice

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The BMJ 's wild goose chase

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/i>

 

This Week in the BMJ

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Standardised patients are a valid measure of quality of care

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0>

 

Role models can help make good doctors

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/a>

 

Measuring goodness in individuals and systems

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/b>

 

Two minutes of talking is enough for most patients

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/c>

 

Patients ration consultation time

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/d>

 

How to acquire communication skills

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/e>

 

The problem with competency based medical training

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/f>

 

What's a good doctor?

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/g>

 

Reviews give further views

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/0/h>

 

Editorials

----------

What's a good doctor, and how can you make one?

     Brian Hurwitz and Alex Vass

     BMJ 2002;325 667-668

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/667>

 

Patients' views of the good doctor

     Angela Coulter

     BMJ 2002;325 668-669

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/668>

 

How can good performance among doctors be maintained?

     Michael West

     BMJ 2002;325 669-670

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/669>

 

Putting improvement at the heart of health care

     Peter Wilcock and Antony Lewis

     BMJ 2002;325 670-671

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/670>

 

Communications and emotions

     Robert Buckman

     BMJ 2002;325 672

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/672>

 

News

----

Review warns that risks of long term HRT outweigh benefits

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/673>

 

Doctor accused of "interfering" in girl's treatment is cleared by GMC

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/673/a>

 

In brief

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/674>

 

Afghan health workers should be allowed home to treat people

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/674/a>

 

Gynaecologists cleared of wrongdoing after death of patient

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/674/b>

 

World Medical Association isolates Netherlands on euthanasia

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/675>

 

Exhibition looks at autism

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/675/a>

 

Breast feeding does not protect against atopy

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/675/b>

 

Graduate students are more challenging, demanding, and questioning

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/676>

 

Good communication skills can mask deficiencies

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/676/a>

 

Students' heads are so full of lists they have forgotten how to listen

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/677>

 

Students need to resist personality conformity

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/677/a>

 

FDA fails to reduce accessibility of paracetamol despite 450 deaths a year

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/678>

 

News Extra

----------

Ultrasound plus mammography may detect more early cancers

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/678/a>

 

New mental health bill may conflict with advice from the GMC

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/678/b>

 

Extra funds announced to fight cancer in Europe

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/678/c>

 

A total of 58 million Americans lack health insurance

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/678/d>

 

Papers

------

Using standardised patients to measure physicians' practice: validation

study using audio recordings

     Jeff Luck and John W Peabody

     BMJ 2002;325 679

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7366/679>

 

Spontaneous talking time at start of consultation in outpatient clinic:

cohort study

     Wolf Langewitz, Martin Denz, Anne Keller, Alexander Kiss, Sigmund

     Ruttimann, and Brigitta Wossmer

     BMJ 2002;325 682-683

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/682>

 

Women's attitudes to the sex of medical students in a gynaecology clinic:

cross sectional survey * Commentary: Patients as partners in medical

education

     Norma O'Flynn, Janice Rymer, and Val Wass

     BMJ 2002;325 683-684

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/683>

 

UK senior doctors' career destinations, job satisfaction, and future

intentions: questionnaire survey * Commentary: Are contented doctors good

doctors?

     Jean M Davidson, Trevor W Lambert, Michael J Goldacre, James

     Parkhouse, and Rhona MacDonald

     BMJ 2002;325 685-686

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/685>

 

Primary care

----------------

Patients' perceptions of entitlement to time in general practice

consultations for depression: qualitative study * Commentary: Managing time

appropriately in primary care

     Kristian Pollock, Janet Grime, and David Mechanic

     BMJ 2002;325 687

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/325/7366/687>

 

Patient centredness in the MRCGP video examination: analysis of large

cohort

     Peter Campion, John Foulkes, Roger Neighbour, and Peter Tate

     BMJ 2002;325 691-692

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/691>

 

Learning in practice

---------------

Competency based medical training: review * Commentary: The baby is thrown

out with the bathwater

     Wai-Ching Leung and Vin Diwakar

     BMJ 2002;325 693-696

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/693>

 

Clinical Review

---------------

Key communication skills and how to acquire them

     Peter Maguire and Carolyn Pitceathly

     BMJ 2002;325 697-700

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/697>

 

ABC of psychological medicine: Abdominal pain and functional

gastrointestinal disorders

     Elspeth Guthrie and David Thompson

     BMJ 2002;325 701-703

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/701>

 

Education and Debate

--------------------

Measuring "goodness" in individuals and healthcare systems

     Mike Pringle, Tim Wilson, and Richard Grol

     BMJ 2002;325 704-707

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/704>

 

How important are role models in making good doctors?

     Elisabeth Paice, Shelley Heard, and Fiona Moss

     BMJ 2002;325 707-710

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/707>

 

Letters

-------

What's a good doctor and how do you make one?

     Carlos A Rizo, Alejandro R Jadad, Murray Enkin, Malvinder S Parmar,

     Julio Sotelo, Gabriel S Gorin Rosenbaum, Paul Root Wolpe, Dipan N

     Mistry, Magdeldin A Elgizouli, Robert I Rudolph, Mark J Wilson, Louise

     Ward, Valerie James, Peter McMullin, Colin Guthrie, Malcolm R Macleod,

     and Alison Tonks

     BMJ 2002;325 711

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/711>

 

Obituaries

----------

John Richardson

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716>

 

Peter Alwyn-Smith

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/a>

 

Jillia Ann Chong

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/b>

 

David Anthony Furniss

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/c>

 

John Terrance Gardiner

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/d>

 

John Terence Hennigan

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/e>

 

Richard Stanley Charles Howell

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/f>

 

John William Nicholson

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/g>

 

Jerome Patrick Wall

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/716/h>

 

Reviews

-------

Book: The Doctor's Dilemma

     Howard Brody

     BMJ 2002;325 721

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/721>

 

Book: Boys in White: Student Culture in Medical School

     Thomas Laqueur

     BMJ 2002;325 721

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/721/a>

 

Website of the week: Searching for the good doctor

     Richard E Ashcroft

     BMJ 2002;325 719

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/719>

 

Personal Views:

 

Good doctor, bad doctor---a psychodynamic approach

     Jeremy Holmes

     BMJ 2002;325 722

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/722>

 

Doctors and patients dance together

     Arthur Smith

     BMJ 2002;325 723

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/723>

 

Soundings:

 

The good doctor

     Liam Farrell

     BMJ 2002;325 723

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/723/a>

 

Minerva

-----------

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/724>

 

Fillers

-------

Endpiece: Another Osler aphorism

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/685/a>

 

Who is your top doc?

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/692>

 

Goodness and the good doctor

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/696>

 

The good doctor around the world

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/700>

 

Images of the good doctor in Western medicine

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/710>

 

Corrections

-----------

Patients get access to evidence based, online health information

    <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/675/c>

 

Career focus

--------------------

This week:

     Rhona MacDonald

     BMJ 2002;325 97

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S97>

 

Organising a research project from scratch

     Melanie Feldman and Kate Casey

     BMJ 2002;325 97

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S97a>

 

Research in clinical training

     Peter Weissberg

     BMJ 2002;325 97

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S97b>

 

National clinician scientist posts

     Rebecca Fitzgerald

     BMJ 2002;325 101

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S101>

 

Profile: Ardeshir Bayat

     Deborah Cohen

     BMJ 2002;325 102

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S102>

 

The way I see it: The value of research in the specialist registrar

training programme

     Sue Cullen

     BMJ 2002;325 103

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S103>

 

TIPS ON...: Securing a research grant

     Frances Gotch and Justin Stebbing

     BMJ 2002;325 103

     <http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7366/S103a>

 

Daily summaries of health stories appearing in the UK Press

<http://bmj.com/uknews/>

 

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Clinical Infectious Diseases

Volume 35, Supplement 2 (15 October 2002)

 

CDC STD TREATMENT GUIDELINES

 

<http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/contents?CID+v35nS2>

 

Introduction: CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines

Kimberly A. Workowski and Stuart M. Berman

Page S135  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020789>

 

The Transformation of Partner Notification

Richard Rothenberg

Page S138  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020039>

 

Scabies and Pediculosis Pubis: An Update of Treatment Regimens and General Review

Karen Wendel and Anne Rompalo

Page S146  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020040>

 

Indications for Therapy and Treatment Recommendations for Bacterial Vaginosis in Nonpregnant and Pregnant Women: A Synthesis of Data

Emilia H. Koumans, Lauri E. Markowitz, and Vijaya Hogan, for the CDC BV Working Group

Page S152  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020041>

 

Serological Testing for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 Infection

Anna Wald and Rhoda Ashley-Morrow

Page S173  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020042>

 

Treatment of Uncomplicated Genital Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Adults

Adaora A. Adimora

Page S183  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020043>

 

Treatment of Syphilis 2001: Nonpregnant Adults

Michael H. Augenbraun

Page S187  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020044>

 

Ciprofloxacin for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Infection in Adolescents: Does the Benefit Outweigh the Risk?

Gale R. Burstein, Stuart M. Berman, Jeffery L. Blumer, and John S. Moran

Page S191  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020045>

 

Treatment of Syphilis in Pregnancy and Prevention of Congenital Syphilis

George D. Wendel Jr., Jeanne S. Sheffield, Lisa M. Hollier, James B. Hill, Patrick S. Ramsey, and Pablo J. Sanchez

Page S200  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020046>

 

External Genital Warts: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

D. J. Wiley, John Douglas, Karl Beutner, Tom Cox, Kenneth Fife, Anna-Barbara Moscicki, and Lynne Fukumoto

Page S210  <http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?CID020047>

 

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JAMA

September 25, 2002 - Vol 288, No 12, pp 1433-1548

 

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/toc.html>

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This Week in JAMA

 

Highlights of selected articles

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jtw20032.html>

_____________________________

Original Contributions

 

Prevalence of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia and Mild Cognitive

Impairment: Results From the Cardiovascular Health Study

     C. G. Lyketsos, O. Lopez, B. Jones, A. L. Fitzpatrick,

     J. Breitner, S. DeKosky

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/abs/joc20689.html>

 

Relationship Between Low Quality-of-Care Scores and HMOs' Subsequent Public

Disclosure of Quality-of-Care Scores

     D. McCormick, D. U. Himmelstein, S. Woolhandler,

     S. M. Wolfe, D. H. Bor

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/abs/joc21374.html>

 

Effects of Losartan on Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Patients With

Isolated Systolic Hypertension and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: A Losartan

Intervention For Endpoint Reduction (LIFE) Substudy

     S. E. Kjeldsen, B. Dahlf, R. B. Devereux, S. Julius,

     P. Aurup, J. Edelman, G. Beevers, U. de Faire,

     F. Fyhrquist, H. Ibsen, K. Kristianson,

     O. Lederballe-Pedersen, L. H. Lindholm,

     M. S. Nieminen, P. Omvik, S. Oparil, S. Snapinn,

     H. Wedel; for the LIFE Study Group

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/abs/joc20469.html>

_____________________________

CARING FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT

 

Anemia and Blood Transfusion in Critically Ill Patients

     J. L. Vincent, J.-F. Baron, K. Reinhart, L. Gattinoni,

     L. Thijs, A. Webb, A. Meier-Hellmann, G. Nollet,

     D. Peres-Bota; for the ABC Investigators

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/abs/jce10054.html>

_____________________________

Review

 

Barriers to Health Care Research for Children and Youth With Psychosocial

Problems

     S. M. Horwitz, K. Kelleher, T. Boyce, P. Jensen,

     M. Murphy, E. Perrin, R. E. K. Stein, M. Weitzman

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/abs/jrv20036.html>

_____________________________

Editorials

 

Public Performance Reports and the Will for Change

     D. M. Berwick

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jed20053.html>

 

Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Critically Ill Patients

     P. C. Hebert, D. A. Fergusson

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jed20054.html>

_____________________________

CLINICAL CROSSROADS

 

Clinician's Corner

 

A 46-Year-Old Man With Anxiety and Nightmares After a Motor Vehicle Collision

     M. B. Stein

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/rfull/jxr20008.html>

 

A Woman With an Extremely Premature Infant, 18 Months Later

     A. N. Ship, E. E. Hartman

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/rfull/jxu20004.html>

_____________________________

Letters

 

Occupational Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus

     J. Jagger, V. Puro, G. De Carli; A. J. Lunsk;

     M. S. Sulkowsky, S. C. Ray, D. L. Thomas

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jlt0925-1.html>

 

Coin Rubbing and Camphor Intoxication

     A. B. Schneir, R. F. Clark;

     E. B. Bachli, S. K. Rampini,

     M. Schneemann

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jlt0925-2.html>

_____________________________

Research Letter

 

Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Response to Immunizaton

     K. Spiegel, J. F. Sheridan, E. Van Cauter

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jlt0925-3.html>

_____________________________

News and Analysis

_____________________________

Medical News & Perspectives

 

Arthritis Puzzle: Two Pieces Snap Into Place

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jmn0925-1.html>

 

Artistic Response to Genomic Research Shown

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jmn0925-2.html>

 

Not Enough Food (Instead of Too Much) Is Also a Problem in the United States

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jmn0925-3.html>

 

Miscellanea Medica

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jmn0925-4.html>

_____________________________

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

West Nile Virus Activity--United States, August 21-28, 2002, and Illinois,

January 1-August 27, 2002

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-1.html>

 

West Nile Virus Activity--United States, August 29-September 4, 2002

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-2.html>

 

West Nile Virus Infection in Organ Donor and Transplant Recipients-- Georgia and

Florida, 2002

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-3.html>

 

Self-Reported Increase in Asthma Severity After the September 11 Attacks on the

World Trade Center--Manhattan, New York, 2001

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-4.html>

 

Psychological and Emotional Effects of the September 11 Attacks on the World

Trade Center--Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, 2001

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-5.html>

 

Epidemiology in Action

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jwr0925-6.html>

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The Cover

 

Portrait of Dr Albert C. Getchell

     M. T. Southgate

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jcs0925-1.html>

_____________________________

Poetry and Medicine

 

Speaking Diseases

     G. Ghai

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jpm20070-1.html>

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A Piece of My Mind

 

A Man of His Words

     H. M. Seidel

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jpo20134-1.html>

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JAMA 100 Years Ago

 

The Unhealthful Long Skirt

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jjy20029-1.html>

 

A Contortionist and His Medical Purchasers

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jjy20029-2.html>

_____________________________

Contempo Updates: Linking Evidence and Experience

 

Mid-Career Burnout in Generalist and Specialist Physicians

     A. Spickard, Jr, S. G. Gabbe, J. F. Christensen

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/rfull/jct10031.html>

_____________________________

Books, Journals, New Media

 

The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery (Klenerman, ed)

     Reviewed by I. M. Siegel

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jbk0925-1.html>

 

An Ear to the Chest: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of the Stethoscope

(Blaufox)

     Reviewed by J. W. Hurst

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jbk0925-2.html>

 

Spirituality in Patient Care (Koenig)

     Reviewed by G. Rolph

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jbk0925-3.html>

 

The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (Konner)

     Reviewed by C. W. Don

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jbk0925-4.html>

 

Books, Journals, New Media Received

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jbk0925-5.html>

_____________________________

JAMA Patient Page

 

Mental Retardation

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/fpdf/jpg0925.pdf>

______________________________

Reader Service

 

Continuing Medical Education

September 25, 2002

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n12/ffull/jme0925-1.html>

 

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JAMA

October 2, 2002 - Vol 288, No 13, pp 1549-1676

 

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/toc.html>

______________________________

This Week in JAMA

 

Highlights of selected articles

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jtw20033.html>

_____________________________

Original Contributions

 

Economic and Health Consequences of Selling a Kidney in India

     M. Goyal, R. L. Mehta, L. J. Schneiderman,

     A. R. Sehgal

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/joc20375.html>

 

Effectiveness of Pharmacist Care for Patients With Reactive Airways Disease: A

Randomized Controlled Trial

     M. Weinberger, M. D. Murray, D. G. Marrero,

     N. Brewer, M. Lykens, L. E. Harris,

     R. Seshadri, H. Caffrey, J. F. Roesner,

     F. Smith, A. J. Newell, J. C. Collins,

     C. J. McDonald, W. M. Tierney

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/joc11780.html>

 

Racial Differences in the Evaluation of Pediatric Fractures for Physical Abuse

     W. G. Lane, D. M. Rubin, R. Monteith,

     C. W. Christian

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/joc11721.html>

_____________________________

Review

 

Accuracy of Hysteroscopy in the Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer and Hyperplasia:

A Systematic Quantitative Review

     T. J. Clark, D. Voit, J. K. Gupta,

     C. Hyde, F. Song, K. S. Khan

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/jma10041.html>

_____________________________

Special Communication

 

Exercise Training and the Cardiovascular Consequences of Type 2 Diabetes and

Hypertension: Plausible Mechanisms for Improving Cardiovascular Health

     K. J. Stewart

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/jsc20090.html>

_____________________________

Grand Rounds

_____________________________

Clinician's Corner

 

Polyarteritis Nodosa

     J. H. Stone

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/abs/jgh20001.html>

_____________________________

Commentary

 

Ethical and Social Consequences of Selling a Kidney

     D. J. Rothman

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/rfull/jco20107.html>

_____________________________

Editorial

 

Pharmacist Care and Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Reactive Airways Disease

     B. L. Strom, S. Hennessy

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jed20055.html>

_____________________________

Letters

 

Patient Complaints and Risk of Being Sued

     G. K. Graham; M. W. Itagaki;

     E. Volpintesta; G. B. Hickson,

     J. W. Pichert, C. S. Miller,

     J. Gauld-Jaeger, C. F. Federspiel, P. Bost

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jlt1002-1.html>

 

Tobacco Advertising and Freedom of Speech

     T. A. Gerace; R. J. Bonnie; R. Bayer,

     L. Gostin, A. Brandt, G. Javitt

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jlt1002-2.html>

 

Rates of Spontaneous Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions in France

     B. Begaud, K. Martin, F. Haramburu,

     N. Moore

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jlt1002-3.html>

_____________________________

News and Analysis

_____________________________

Medical News & Perspectives

 

Investigation Probes Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus via Blood Transfusions

     J. Stephenson

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jmn1002-1.html>

 

Emphasis on Ethics Increases at Basic and Clinical Research Interface

     M.  Mitka

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jmn1002-2.html>

 

New Drugs' Dosages Often Too High

     J. Stephenson

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jmn1002-3.html>

 

Miscellanea Medica

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jmn1002-4.html>

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From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Device for Young Diabetics

       L. M. Crawford, Jr

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jfd20010-1.html>

 

Pharmacy Compounding Guidance

       L. M. Crawford, Jr

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jfd20010-2.html>

 

FDA Statement on Prempro

       L. M. Crawford, Jr

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jfd20010-3.html>

 

Advisory on Clinical Holds

       L. M. Crawford, Jr

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jfd20010-4.html>

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From the World Health Organization

 

Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach

      G. H. Brundtland

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/rfull/jwh20002-1.html>

_____________________________

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Injuries and Illnesses Among New York City Fire Department Rescue Workers After

Responding to the World Trade Center Attacks

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jwr1002-1.html>

 

New Classification for Deaths and Injuries Involving Terrorism

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jwr1002-2.html>

_____________________________

The Cover

 

St Francis and the Christ Child

     J. M. Walker

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jcs1002-1.html>

_____________________________

Poetry and Medicine

 

The Unbearable Weight of Ashes

     J. A. Vanek

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jpm10453-1.html>

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JAMA 100 Years Ago

 

The Aseptic Barbershop

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jjy20030-1.html>

 

Medical Socialism

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jjy20030-2.html>

 

The Handicap of Clothing

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jjy20030-3.html>

_____________________________

MSJAMA

 

Full-text articles from the print versions, plus Web specials.

<http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/msjama/index.htm>

_____________________________

Books, Journals, New Media

 

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Accommodating Pluralism

(Callahan, ed)

     Reviewed by J. M. Humber

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jbk1002-1.html>

 

The Doctor's Book of Humorous Quotations: A Treasury of Quotes, Jokes, and

One-Liners About Doctors and Health Care (Bennett, ed)

     Reviewed by F. Glauser

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jbk1002-2.html>

 

The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics From the Annals of the Cold War

(Krementsov)

     Reviewed by W. C. Cockerham

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jbk1002-3.html>

 

Time's Fool (Ziporyn)

     Reviewed by E. H. Christianson

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jbk1002-4.html>

 

Books, Journals, New Media Received

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/ffull/jbk1002-5.html>

_____________________________

JAMA Patient Page

 

Endometrial Cancer

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v288n13/fpdf/jpg1002.pdf>

______________________________

Reader Service

 

Continuing Medical Education

October 2, 2002

<http://jama.ama-assn.org/v288n13/ffull/jme1002-1.html>

 

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THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Volume 347, Issue 12: September 19, 2002

 

<http://content.nejm.org/content/vol347/issue12/index.shtml?query=TOC>

 

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THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

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Article Summaries:

<http://content.nejm.org/this_week/347/12/index.shtml?query=TOC>

 

Perspective: Breast Density and the Risk of Breast Cancer

          E. Thurfjell

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/866?query=TOC>

 

=================

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

=================

 

Environmental Exposure to Endotoxin and Its Relation to Asthma in

School-Age Children

          C. Braun-Fahrlander and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/869?query=TOC>

 

Incidence and Prognosis of Syncope

          E.S. Soteriades and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/878?query=TOC>

 

Heritability of Mammographic Density, a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

          N.F. Boyd and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/886?query=TOC>

 

Hemofiltration and Peritoneal Dialysis in Infection-Associated Acute

Renal Failure in Vietnam

          N.H. Phu and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/895?query=TOC>

 

===========================

IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE

===========================

 

Ulnar-Nerve Schwannoma

          J. Chang and M.B. Klein

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/903?query=TOC>

 

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REVIEW ARTICLES

===============

 

Current Concepts: Tinnitus

          A.H. Lockwood and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/904?query=TOC>

 

Mechanisms of Disease: The Effect of Infections on Susceptibility to

Autoimmune and Allergic Diseases

          J.-F. Bach

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/911?query=TOC>

 

==================================================

CASE RECORDS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

==================================================

 

Weekly Clinicopathological Exercises: Case 29-2002: A 17-Year-Old Boy

with Acute Mitral Regurgitation and Pulmonary Edema

          B.J. Bloom and R.N. Smith

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/921?query=TOC>

 

==========

EDITORIALS

==========

 

Eat Dirt -- The Hygiene Hypothesis and Allergic Diseases

          S.T. Weiss

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/930?query=TOC>

 

Syncope -- Getting to the Heart of the Matter

          W.H. Maisel and W.G. Stevenson

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/931?query=TOC>

 

Peritoneal Dialysis in Acute Renal Failure -- Why the Bad Outcome?

          J.T. Daugirdas

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/933?query=TOC>

 

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CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF BASIC RESEARCH

=======================================

 

ADAM-33 Surfaces as an Asthma Gene

          S.D. Shapiro and C.A. Owen

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/936?query=TOC>

 

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SOUNDING BOARD

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Large Employers' New Strategies in Health Care

          R. Galvin and A. Milstein

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/939?query=TOC>

 

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CORRESPONDENCE

==============

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/943?query=TOC>

 

High Bone Density Due to a Mutation in LDL-Receptor-Related Protein 5

 

Major Radiation Exposure

 

Diabetic Nephropathy

 

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Coronary Events

 

Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaques of the Aortic Arch

 

Coronary-Artery Fistula

 

Seizure Induced by Insufflation of Bupropion

 

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BOOK REVIEWS

============

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/952?query=TOC>

 

A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in

Nineteenth-Century America

 

Physician and Philosopher -- The Philosophical Foundation of

Medicine: Essays by Dr. Edmund Pellegrino

 

Setting Limits Fairly: Can We Learn to Share Medical Resources?

 

===========

CORRECTIONS

===========

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/955?query=TOC>

 

Amiodarone as Compared with Lidocaine for Shock-Resistant Ventricular

Fibrillation

 

Clinical Trial of Lamivudine in Children with Chronic Hepatitis B

 

Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

 

====================

HEALTH POLICY REPORT

====================

 

Changing Health Insurance Trends

          J.K. Iglehart

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/12/956?query=TOC>

 

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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

============================

 

<http://cme.nejm.org/misc/about.dtl>

 

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THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Volume 347, Issue 13: September 26, 2002

 

<http://content.nejm.org/content/vol347/issue13/index.shtml?query=TOC>

 

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THIS WEEK IN THE JOURNAL

========================

 

Article Summaries:

<http://content.nejm.org/this_week/347/13/index.shtml?query=TOC>

 

Perspective: Treating Sepsis

          R.P. Wenzel

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/966?query=TOC>

 

=================

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

=================

 

Warfarin, Aspirin, or Both after Myocardial Infarction

          M. Hurlen and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/969?query=TOC>

 

Peginterferon Alfa-2a plus Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

Infection

          M.W. Fried and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/975?query=TOC>

 

Nephrolithiasis and Osteoporosis Associated with Hypophosphatemia

Caused by Mutations in the Type 2a Sodium-Phosphate Cotransporter

          D. Prie and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/983?query=TOC>

 

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IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE

===========================

 

Acute Episode of Raynaud's Disease

          M.J. Bluto and D.A. Norman

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/992?query=TOC>

 

===============

SPECIAL ARTICLE

===============

 

An Economic Evaluation of Activated Protein C Treatment for Severe

Sepsis

          B.J. Manns and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/993?query=TOC>

 

=================

CLINICAL PRACTICE

=================

 

Raynaud's Phenomenon

          F.M. Wigley

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1001?query=TOC>

 

==================================================

CASE RECORDS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

==================================================

 

Weekly Clinicopathological Exercises: Case 30-2002: An Eight-Year-Old

Girl with Fever, Hemoptysis, and Pulmonary Consolidations

          B.P. O'Sullivan and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1009?query=TOC>

 

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EDITORIALS

==========

 

Antithrombotic Therapy after Myocardial Infarction

          R.C. Becker

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1019?query=TOC>

 

NPT2a -- The Key to Phosphate Homeostasis

          H.M. Kronenberg

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1022?query=TOC>

 

=======================================

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF BASIC RESEARCH

=======================================

 

COX Inhibitors and Thromboregulation

          A.J. Marcus and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1025?query=TOC>

 

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SOUNDING BOARD

==============

 

Risks and Benefits of Activated Protein C Treatment for Severe Sepsis

          H.S. Warren and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1027?query=TOC>

 

Assessing the Use of Activated Protein C in the Treatment of Severe

Sepsis

          J.P. Siegel

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1030?query=TOC>

 

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CORRESPONDENCE

==============

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1035?query=TOC>

 

Activated Protein C for Severe Sepsis

 

Low-Dose Heparin for Severe Sepsis

 

Oophorectomy in Carriers of BRCA Mutations

 

Mast Cells in Airway Smooth Muscle

 

Physician-Assisted Death

 

Financial Associations of Authors

 

Health Care Workers and Addiction

 

============

BOOK REVIEWS

============

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1046?query=TOC>

 

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

 

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: A Forensic Handbook

 

Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental

Hospital

 

Disorders of Body Image

 

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CORRECTIONS

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<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/347/13/1050?query=TOC>

 

Photo filler

 

Seizure Associated with the Use of Visicol for Colonoscopy

 

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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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<http://cme.nejm.org/misc/about.dtl>

 

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THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

EARLY RELEASE FOR OCTOBER 17

 

The articles listed below were published today at www.nejm.org

because of concern about the continuing outbreaks of West Nile

virus infection. The articles will appear in the October 17 issue of the

Journal.

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West Nile Virus Encephalitis

     L.R. Petersen, J.T. Roehrig, and J.M. Hughes

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/NEJMp020128v1>

 

A Poliomyelitis-like Syndrome from West Nile Virus Infection

     A.A. Leis and Others

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/NEJMc021587v1>

 

Poliomyelitis Due to West Nile Virus

     J.D. Glass, O. Samuels, and M.M. Rich

<http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/NEJMc026043v1>

 

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