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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207732/high-levels-of-rheumatic-fever-and-sore-throat-awareness-among-a-high-risk-population-screened-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
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LETTER
Jason K Gurney, Angela Chong, Nicola Culliford-Semmens, Elizabeth Tilton, Nigel J Wilson, Diana Sarfati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207731/high-incidence-of-medulloblastoma-in-m%C3%A4-ori-and-pacific-populations-in-new-zealand
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LETTER
J Mark Elwood, Phyu Sin Aye
In New Zealand from 1995-2010, the incidence of medulloblastoma at ages 1-19 years was significantly higher in Māori (relative risk 2.0) and in Pacific peoples (RR 2.1) than in New Zealand Europeans.
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207730/giant-cell-arteritis-treatment-failure-resulting-from-probable-steroid-antiepileptic-drug-drug-interaction
#3
Eoin Mulroy, John Highton, Sarah Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207729/proposed-new-industry-code-on-unhealthy-food-marketing-to-children-and-young-people-will-it-make-a-difference
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Boyd Swinburn, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Alistair Woodward, Andrew Hornblow, Ann Richardson, Barbara Burlingame, Barry Borman, Barry Taylor, Bernhard Breier, Bruce Arroll, Bernadette Drummond, Cameron Grant, Chris Bullen, Clare Wall, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, David Cameron-Smith, David Menkes, David Murdoch, Dee Mangin, Diana Lennon, Diana Sarfati, Doug Sellman, Elaine Rush, Faafetai Sopoaga, George Thomson, Gerry Devlin, Gillian Abel, Harvey White, Jane Coad, Janet Hoek, Jennie Connor, Jeremy Krebs, Jeroen Douwes, Jim Mann, John McCall, John Broughton, John D Potter, Les Toop, Lesley McCowan, Louise Signal, Lutz Beckert, Mark Elwood, Marlena Kruger, Mauro Farella, Michael Baker, Michael Keall, Murray Skeaff, Murray Thomson, Nick Wilson, Nicholas Chandler, Papaarangi Reid, Patricia Priest, Paul Brunton, Peter Crampton, Peter Davis, Philip Gendall, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Rachael Taylor, Richard Edwards, Robert Beaglehole, Robert Doughty, Robert Scragg, Robin Gauld, Robert McGee, Rod Jackson, Roger Hughes, Roger Mulder, Ruth Bonita, Rozanne Kruger, Sally Casswell, Sarah Derrett, Shanthi Ameratunga, Simon Denny, Simon Hales, Sue Pullon, Susan Wells, Tim Cundy, Tony Blakely
Reducing the exposure of children and young people to the marketing of unhealthy foods is a core strategy for reducing the high overweight and obesity prevalence in this population. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has recently reviewed its self-regulatory codes and proposed a revised single code on advertising to children. This article evaluates the proposed code against eight criteria for an effective code, which were included in a submission to the ASA review process from over 70 New Zealand health professors...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207728/discharge-outcomes-of-patients-referred-to-specialist-eye-clinic-from-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-in-northland-2014-15
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Pragnya Jagadish, David Dalziel
AIMS: To determine the discharge outcomes of patients seen in specialist eye clinic after referral from diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a sample of 98 patients referred from DRS to specialist eye clinic. RESULTS: A sample of 98 patients were analysed following referral by DRS to specialist eye clinic from 16/4/14 to 16/4/15. Age at screening ranged from 13-88 years, with the main ethnic groups being Māori (57...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207727/prevalence-of-diabetic-retinopathy-at-first-presentation-to-the-retinal-screening-service-in-the-greater-wellington-region-of-new-zealand-2006-2015-and-implications-for-models-of-retinal-screening
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Lily Yl Chang, Arier C Lee, Wilson Sue
AIM: To describe the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients at first presentation for diabetic retinal screening in the greater Wellington region with the intent of service evaluation. METHODS: This is a retrospective study using data collected from patients newly referred for diabetic retinal screening between 2006-2015 (prevalence analysis, n=12667). The prevalence of DR was calculated by gender, ethnicity, age, type of diabetes and glycaemic control (HbA1c)...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207726/long-term-survival-following-diabetic-vitrectomy
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Bia Z Kim, Kuo-Luong Lee, Stephen J Guest, David Worsley
AIM: To update long-term survival data on patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy undergoing vitrectomy and to identify associated risk factors. METHODS: Retrospective clinical record review at a single New Zealand tertiary referral centre. A total of 182 eyes that underwent a vitrectomy for a diabetic vitreous haemorrhage and/or tractional retinal detachment between March 2000 and December 2010 were included. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox-regression analyses were performed for survival rates and associated risk factors...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207725/ethnic-and-geographic-variations-in-the-incidence-of-pancreatitis-and-post-pancreatitis-diabetes-mellitus-in-new-zealand-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Sayali A Pendharkar, Juby Mathew, Jinfeng Zhao, John A Windsor, Daniel J Exeter, Maxim S Petrov
AIM: To determine the incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP), chronic pancreatitis (CP), and post-pancreatitis diabetes mellitus (DP) in New Zealand, and the effect of ethnic and geographic variations. METHODS: Data were collected from all district health boards in New Zealand by the Ministry of Health (Manatū Hauora). Diagnosis of AP, CP and DP was determined by the International Classification of Diseases-10 codes. Incidence rates per 100,000 population per year were calculated using incident AP, CP and DP cases as the numerator, and the adult resident population of New Zealand as the denominator...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207724/psychosocial-enhancement-of-the-green-prescription-for-obesity-recovery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Doug Sellman, Ria Schroder, Daryle Deering, Jane Elmslie, James Foulds, Chris Frampton
AIMS: Kia Ākina is a low-cost obesity recovery network providing ongoing addiction-orientated psychosocial support. This study explored the impact of Kia Ākina when added to the Green Prescription, a key government-funded health promotion programme in New Zealand. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial (ACTRN12613001160729) involving 108 participants recruited from primary care compared Green Prescription plus Kia Ākina (KA/GRx) with Green Prescription alone (GRx) over 12 months...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207723/unhealthy-food-marketing-to-new-zealand-children-and-adolescents-through-the-internet
#10
Stefanie Vandevijvere, Karuna Sagar, Bridget Kelly, Boyd Swinburn
AIM: To assess the extent and nature of unhealthy food marketing to New Zealand children and adolescents through the internet. METHODS: Internet traffic data for January 2014 was purchased from AC Nielsen to identify the most popular websites (n=110) among children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. In addition, websites (n=70) of food and beverage brands most frequently marketed to children through television, sports, magazines and Facebook were included. Marketing techniques and features on those websites were analysed...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207722/screening-for-diabetes-in-pregnancy-in-a-regional-area-with-a-high-m%C3%A4-ori-population
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Barbara Daly, Isabel Raiman, Jennifer Goodson
AIMS: To identify and document factors associated with screening for diabetes in pregnancy in a regional area with a high Māori population in New Zealand. METHODS: An audit was undertaken of routine hospital data collected from all 656 women who gave birth, between June and December in 2013 and 2014, in two Mid-North Island hospitals in the Bay of Plenty region. RESULTS: Of the 656 woman who gave birth during these periods, only 416 (63%) were screened for diabetes in pregnancy, including 390 (60%) for gestational diabetes mellitus later in pregnancy...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207721/clinical-anatomy-e-cases-a-five-year-follow-up-of-learning-analytics
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Geoffrey Braatvedt, Amelia Tekiteki, Holly Britton, John Wallace, Manish Khanolkar
AIMS: To examine the length of stay and need for intensive care of people admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) to a single centre between 1988 and 2011. METHODS: Patients aged ≥15 years admitted for the first time with DKA (plasma glucose ≥ 10mmol/L and a bicarbonate concentration ≤15mmol/L and a pH <7.35, and raised plasma or urine ketones or anion gap) to Auckland City Hospital from 1988-2011 were identified retrospectively. The patients were divided into four cohorts (1988-1996; 1997-2001; 2002-2006; 2007-2011)...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207720/patchy-advances-in-child-health-hide-a-systematic-failure-to-prioritise-children-in-public-policy
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EDITORIAL
Amanda J D'Souza, Louise Signal, Richard Edwards
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207719/six-new-studies-about-diabetes-what-can-we-learn-that-might-benefit-m%C3%A4-ori-and-pacific-people
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EDITORIAL
Timothy W Kenealy, Nicolette F Sheridan, Brandon J Orr-Walker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178736/better-help-for-smokers-to-quit-targets-need-evaluation-and-integration-with-community-based-services
#15
LETTER
Hermaleigh Townsley, Rowena Woodhams, Adilya Arslanova, Harriet Marshall, Zoe Lahood, Grace Chia, Mercy Moxham, Matthew Beaumont, Hera Cook, Stephen Vega, Richard Edwards
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178735/low-uptake-of-maternal-vaccination-in-notified-pertussis-cases-aged-less-than-20-weeks
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LETTER
Gary Reynolds, Nicola Grant, Simon Thornley, Michael Hale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178734/cpr-decision-making-in-the-hospital-setting
#17
LETTER
Katherine Bloomfield, Xu Wang, Martin Connolly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178733/handl-syndrome-transient-headache-and-neurological-deficits-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytosis
#18
Joseph Hutton, Daniel Wellington, Steven Miller
We report the case of a 54-year-old woman with multiple presentations to the emergency department with severe headache, transient variable neurological deficits and normal investigations aside from CSF lymphocytosis. This represents a rare but under-diagnosed condition, transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL) syndrome. HaNDL is an important differential diagnosis for headache. We summarise the current knowledge about its clinical course, diagnosis and typical investigation findings...
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178732/the-unexpandable-lung
#19
Elena Thampy, Sujith V Cherian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178731/pott-s-puffy-tumor
#20
Satvinder Singh Bakshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
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