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LETTER
Diana Sarfati, Caroline Shaw, Melissa McLeod, Tony Blakely, Ian Bissett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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#2
LETTER
Brian Cox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906928/biliary-dilatation-induced-by-different-opiate-drugs-a-case-series-of-eight-patients
#3
LETTER
Duncan Smyth, Nigel Stace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906927/new-zealand-s-voice-at-the-world-health-organization-who
#4
LETTER
Frank Houghton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906926/accidental-abdominal-rectus-sheath-infiltration-with-chlorhexidine-alcohol
#5
Tess Brian, Winston McEwan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906925/anomalous-systemic-arterial-supply-to-the-lung
#6
Jumpei Katayama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906924/reducing-harm-from-falls
#7
Shelley Jones, Sandy Blake, Richard Hamblin, Carmela Petagna, Carl Shuker, Alan F Merry
Serious adverse event reporting from district health boards (DHBs) brought in-hospital falls to the attention of the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) when it was incepted in 2010. In 2012, responding to the large numbers reported, the Commission began planning for a three-year programme to reduce harm from falls, initially to run 2013-2015. In this article we discuss the serious consequences of falls, and the challenges and practical considerations involved in reducing the risk of falling and the rate of falls...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906923/-out-of-the-frying-pan-but-not-into-the-fire-quantifying-commercial-cosmetic-tanning-services-in-new-zealand-to-inform-endgame-regulation
#8
Bronwen M McNoe, Anthony I Reeder
AIMS: In the context of possible regulation, to quantify and describe: (1) indoor tanning businesses in New Zealand; (2) sunbeds available for sale on Trade Me©. METHOD: In January 2016, we conducted a national audit of businesses potentially providing sunbed services (solariums, beauty-salons, hairdressers, gyms and fitness centres) to assess the availability and cost of indoor tanning services (sunbeds and spray tanning). In addition, Trade Me©, New Zealand's largest auction site for second-hand goods, was monitored for one year to determine whether ex-commercial sunbeds were being sold in the domestic market...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906922/the-effectiveness-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-hbot-in-radiation-induced-haemorrhagic-cystitis
#9
Vincent Chong, Michael Rice
INTRODUCTION: Radiation cystitis is one of the possible complications from pelvic radiotherapy. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) improves tissue oxygenation and healing of scarred tissue. AIMS: To assess the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the management of radiation-induced haemorrhagic cystitis in patients with urological cancers. METHODS: This is a retrospective review on all patients with macroscopic haematuria secondary to radiation induced haemorrhagic cystitis who were treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) between 2009 and 2013...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906921/rheumatologists-fail-to-advise-people-with-ra-to-get-immunised-which-matters-if-you-are-under-65-an-audit-in-a-new-zealand-rheumatology-service
#10
Brendan Ng, Lynn McBain, Rebecca Grainger
AIM: To assess if yearly-influenza and five-yearly pneumococcal vaccines are recommended to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a New Zealand rheumatology service in accordance with guidelines and determine patient immunisation status for these respiratory pathogens. METHODS: Retrospective review of electronic health records of all outpatients with RA attending a regional rheumatology centre in New Zealand over a one-month period immediately after the release of the 2015 influenza vaccination...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906920/the-electronic-tracking-of-referral-and-attendance-at-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-counties-manukau-health-a-potential-model-for-new-zealand
#11
Andy McLachlan, Fiona Doolan-Noble, Mildred Lee, Katherine McLean, Andrew J Kerr
AIM: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes for patients surviving an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event are important and recommended by clinical guidelines. Referral and attendance, however, remain suboptimal and tracking both of these aspects to inform quality improvement has been difficult. The aim of this study was to describe the use of an electronic registry to capture referral and attendance at CR in CMH and to report the characteristics of the initial cohort. METHOD: We developed and implemented an electronic tracking tool, designed to be compatible with ANZAC-QI to monitor referral and attendance in a cohort of patients with confirmed ACS between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2015...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906919/the-scratch-test-for-identifying-the-lower-liver-edge-is-at-least-as-accurate-as-percussion-and-is-significantly-more-effective-for-young-trainees-a-randomised-comparative-trial
#12
Alexander Huelsen, Jesse Fischer, Justin Hegarty, Anna Ashcroft, Christopher Ma Frampton, Murray L Barclay
BACKGROUND: Clinical examination of the liver requires experience to achieve accuracy. The scratch test is a simple technique to identify the lower liver edge and enhance liver palpation, and may be easier for trainees. AIM: We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the scratch test compared to percussion at different levels of medical training. METHOD: Eight examiners, from trainee intern to consultant level, were randomised to scratch or percussion testing, followed by liver palpation, on 50 subjects...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906918/newborn-vitamin-k-prophylaxis-an-analysis-of-information-resources-for-parents-and-professionals
#13
Hayleigh Miller, Benjamin Wheeler, Nikki Kerruish
AIMS: Vitamin K prophylaxis represents one of the first healthcare decisions families make for their newborn. Information resources are an important component of this process. This study aimed to identify and analyse written information about vitamin K. METHODS: Resources concerning vitamin K prophylaxis for both parents and health professionals were accessed through tertiary hospitals in New Zealand and Australia, midwives associated with Queen Mary Maternity Centre (Dunedin, New Zealand), antenatal class providers in the Dunedin, New Zealand area, and an online search of Australian and New Zealand government and hospital websites, as well as the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the US...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906917/efficacy-and-safety-of-tc-325-hemospraytm-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-at-middlemore-hospital-the-early-new-zealand-experience
#14
Hannah Giles, Dinesh Lal, Stephen Gerred, Paul Casey, Alasdair Patrick, Derek Luo, Ravinder Ogra
AIMS: A case series to review early experiences with HemosprayTM for a variety of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at Middlemore Hospital. METHODS: HemosprayTM was administered therapeutically as first line or rescue at the discretion of the endoscopist. All cases of UGIB requiring HemosprayTM at Middlemore Hospital were identified to the investigator who undertook analysis of electronic and hard copy notes. RESULTS: Between October 2013 and July 2016, 36 patients were treated endoscopically with HemosprayTM...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906916/high-rate-of-incidental-glaucoma-detection-in-new-zealand
#15
Benjamin R LaHood, Joshua Erceg, Tui H Bevin, Gordon Sanderson
AIM: To investigate how glaucoma is initially detected in New Zealanders and what factors aroused disease suspicion. METHODS: A postal survey of 500 randomly selected members of the Glaucoma New Zealand database was undertaken in 2012 to analyse factors relating to their initial presentation and diagnosis of glaucoma. Online surveys and telephone interviews were used to increase the response rate. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 80% (376/468) of eligible participants...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906915/the-value-of-ct-cardiac-angiography-and-ct-calcium-score-testing-in-a-modern-cardiology-service-in-new-zealand-a-report-of-a-single-centre-eight-year-experience-from-5-237-outpatient-procedures
#16
Chris Ellis, Greg Gamble, Colin Edwards, Niels van Pelt, Ruvin Gabriel, Boris Lowe, Jonathan Christiansen, Andrew To, Helen Winch, Mark Osborne, John Ormiston, Malcolm Legget
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiography is of increasing value in several areas of patient management in cardiology. We assessed the ability of CT cardiac angiography to effectively 'rule out' severe coronary stenoses in patients presenting with 'atypical' symptoms and/or an equivocal stress test, which offers a new approach to the management of coronary artery disease. We also examined the use of the CT calcium score test in cardiovascular (CVS) risk assessment. METHODS: From a large single centre (Mercy Hospital) in Auckland, using a prospectively acquired, comprehensive database, we audited the entire eight-year experience of 5,169 patients (7/8/06 to 31/1/14) who underwent 5,237 64-slice computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiogram or CT calcium score tests (GE Lightspeed scanner)...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906914/the-impact-of-a-surgical-assessment-unit-on-numbers-of-general-surgery-outliers
#17
Alexandra Jacobson, Garth Poole, Andrew G Hill, Magdalena Biggar
AIMS: Patient care and efficiency outcomes are improved if acute patients admitted to non-specialty (outlier) wards are minimised.1 Assessment units may help to reduce numbers of outlier patients.2 A surgical assessment unit (SAU) was recently established at Middlemore Hospital. We aimed to determine the impact of its introduction on numbers of general surgery outliers on post-acute ward rounds. METHODS: A 10-bed SAU was introduced in July 2015, coinciding with the closure of 20 beds on the general surgical wards...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906913/falls-prevention-as-everyday-heroism
#18
EDITORIAL
Frances Healey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906912/ct-coronary-angiography-in-2016
#19
EDITORIAL
Christopher J Occleshaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906911/acute-care-general-surgery-has-cinderella-found-her-prince
#20
EDITORIAL
Garth Poole, Joshua Balhorn, Nicola Atkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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