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									               CMAJ                                                                                                                Highlights
             Treatment of community-acquired                                                                              Should children be prescribed statins?
             pneumonia
                                                                                                                          MacDonald, Stanbrook and Rieder question the wisdom of
             Fluoroquinolones, β-lactams                                                                                  prescribing statins to children based on limited evidence. See


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             and macrolides are all                                                                                       Editorial, page 1239
             highly effective for the treat-
             ment of pneumonia in
             adults, according to a meta-                                                                                 Canadian stroke guidelines, 2008
             analysis based on 23 ran-
             domized controlled trials.                                                                                   A supplement to this issue documents the “best practice” rec-
             Vardakas and colleagues re-                                                                                  ommendations from the Canadian Stroke Network for the care
             port that fluoroquinolones,                                                                                  of patients with stroke. The full version of the guidelines is
             compared with β-lactams                                                                                      available at www.cmaj.ca/content/vol179/issue12/#supplement.
             and macrolides, were associ-                                                                                 In this issue, Bayley and colleagues highlight new evidence in
             ated with higher success for                                                                                 stroke care that was incorporated into their recommendations.
             treatment of severe pneumonia in open-label trials. See Re-                                                  See Commentary, page 1247
             search, page 1269
                Community-acquired pneumonia should be treated with a
             fluoroquinolone or a combination of a macrolide and a β-                                                     Health care reform in Chile
             lactam antibiotic, says Low. See Commentary, page 1245
                                                                                                                          A new plan establishes a list of 56 health conditions for which
                                                                                                                          coverage and treatment are guaranteed by law. See Analysis,
             Folic acid antagonists                
								
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