Malta Medical Journal - issue 4 of volume 18 The latest issue - issue 4 of volume 18 - of the Malta Medical Journal has been recently published and circulated. The editorial addresses the increasingly important issue of healthcare and patient safety; while a research article assesses the Attitudes towards organ donation in Malta in the last decade. Another original article looks at the value of monitoring the thyroid function status in elderly patients on the drug amiodarone.

Review articles include a look at Infectious intestinal disease, at the 45-year development of the Oral contraceptive pill, and at the modern role of Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage. Clinical articles include a case report of Traumatic hyphaema following successive vacuum and forceps-assisted delivery and an in-practice article on knee pain. A historical perspective article deals with the History of the Foundation of the School of Anatomy and Surgery. The journal is available electronically at .