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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530146/cochrane-corner-what-is-the-best-oral-treatment-for-those-nasty-looking-toes
#1
Vanessa Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530145/a-project-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-for-overweight-and-obese-patients-in-a-nelson-general-practice
#2
Jennifer Naper, Luis Manetto, Diane Wiren
INTRODUCTION Local guidelines exist in Nelson to assist general practitioners (GPs) in supporting overweight and obese patients with weight loss and improvements in their overall health. This audit measures whether this role is fulfilled in a Very Low Cost Access practice in Nelson, in which 76% of enrolled patients reside in New Zealand social deprivation index quintiles 4 and 5. AIM This study measured whether Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Health Pathways and the Ministry of Health Clinical Guidelines are followed in identifying risk and initiating management, including treatment of additional risk factors, lifestyle modification and dietitian referral...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530144/association-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-in-statin-induced-rhabdomyolysis
#3
Xu Cong Ruan, Lian Leng Low, Yu Heng Kwan
INTRODUCTION The risk of rhabdomyolysis in the general population is elevated by the increased prevalence of statin use. As the presentation of rhabdomyolysis is varied, there is a risk of delayed diagnosis leading to patient complications and increased healthcare costs. Creatine kinase (CK) alone is not sufficiently predictive for risk stratification. Beyond serum CK, other biomarkers such as transaminases may be used as surrogates to evaluate rhabdomyolysis severity and predict complication risks. AIM To assess if other biomarkers are associated with peak CK and severity of rhabdomyolysis to aid in clinical diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530143/falls-and-depression-in-octogenarians-life-and-living-in-advanced-age-a-cohort-study-in-new-zealand
#4
Astrid Atlas, Ngaire Kerse, Anna Rolleston, Ruth Teh, Catherine Bacon
INTRODUCTION Falls and injury have the most devastating consequences for very old people. Depression may be a significant cause and consequence of falls. AIM To examine the association between falls and depression in octogenarians. METHODS LiLACS NZ (Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand), cohort study data of Māori (aged 80-90 years, 11-year age band) and non-Māori (aged 85 years, 1-year age band) followed for 3 years was used to describe the incidence and prevalence of falls and depression...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530142/beyond-the-four-walls-an-exploratory-survey-of-location-employment-and-roles-of-pharmacists-in-primary-health-care
#5
Chloë Campbell, Rhiannon Braund, Caroline Morris
INTRODUCTION Recognition of the need to reduce harm and optimise patient outcomes from the use of medicines is contributing to an evolution of pharmacy practice in primary health care internationally. This evolution is changing community pharmacy and leading to new models of care that enable pharmacist contribution beyond traditional realms. There is little information about the extent of these changes in New Zealand. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate emerging roles of pharmacists in primary health care...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530141/a-model-of-multidisciplinary-professional-development-for-health-professionals-in-rural-canterbury-new-zealand
#6
Susan Bidwell, Andrea Copeland
INTRODUCTION Pegasus Health Charitable Ltd, a Christchurch Primary Health Organisation, is contracted by the Canterbury District Health Board to provide continuing professional development for primary care practitioners in the region. Rurally located health practitioners have largely been unable to participate because of the travel time and distances involved. AIM The initiative reported in this paper aimed to fill this gap by developing an accessible and high-quality multidisciplinary model of professional development for general practitioners, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists in rural areas of North Canterbury, New Zealand...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530140/self-care-of-canterbury-general-practitioners-nurse-practitioners-practice-nurses-and-community-pharmacists
#7
Caroline Christie, Susan Bidwell, Andrea Copeland, Ben Hudson
INTRODUCTION Pastoral care is recognised as an important aspect of a mature primary care network. Pegasus Health is now in its 25th year and has had a formal Pastoral Care Programme for doctors since 2009. AIM This study aimed to collect local data on the self-care of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) general practitioners (GPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), practice nurses (PNs) and community pharmacists (CPs). METHODS The survey was open to all participants in the Pegasus Small Group Education Programme in Canterbury...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530139/caring-for-self-harming-patients-in-general-practice
#8
Joanne Rowe, Chrystal Jaye
INTRODUCTION Intentional self-harm is an international public health issue with high personal, social and financial costs to society. Poor relationship dynamics are known to have a negative influence on the psyche of people who self-harm, and this can increase anxiety and decrease self-esteem, both shown to be significant contributors to self-harm behaviours. Positive and functional social supports have been proposed as a cost-effective and constructive approach in diminishing self-harming behaviours. AIM This qualitative study investigated the aspects of professional, social, familial and romantic relationships that people who have self-harmed identified as having a positive and constructive effect on their self-harm behaviour...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530138/unmet-need-for-referred-services-as-measured-by-general-practice
#9
Graham McGeoch, Kieran Holland, Melissa Kerdemelidis, Nikki Elliot, Brett Shand, Catherine Fink, Anne Dixon, Carolyn Gullery
INTRODUCTION Unmet needs are a key indicator of the success of a health system. Clinicians and funders in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand were concerned that unmet health need was hidden. AIM The aim of this survey was to estimate the proportion of patients attending general practice who were unable to access clinically indicated referred services. METHODS The survey used a novel method to estimate unserviced health needs. General practitioners (GPs, n = 54) asked their patients (n = 2135) during a consultation about any health needs requiring a referred service...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530137/patients-experience-and-understanding-of-e-portals-in-rural-general-practice-an-ethnographic-exploration
#10
Jenny Carryer, Sarah Kooienga
AIM This exploratory qualitative study provides insight into E-portal use in rural primary care. INTRODUCTION As of February 2017, almost 300,000 New Zealanders were using E-portals, offered in over 455 general practices. Patient portals are intended to give patients convenient and secure electronic access to their health information and increase their ability to manage their own health care. Early patient experience of E-portal use in New Zealand has not yet been studied. METHODS Thirty-three patients from three rural general practice sites were interviewed between December 2015 and June 2016...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530136/the-cynefin-framework-applying-an-understanding-of-complexity-to-medicine
#11
Ben Gray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530135/improved-prospects-for-food-allergy-prevention
#12
Rohan Ameratunga
Three recent publications from Professor Gideon Lack have fundamentally changed our understanding of how to prevent food allergy. His team has shown that early introduction of allergenic foods may prevent food allergy in most but not all high-risk children. Various allergy and paediatric societies around the world are changing their recommendations based on these three studies. It appears there is a window of opportunity to safely introduce allergenic foods to high-risk children. This has resource implications, as some of these children will need testing and food challenges...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530134/new-screen-on-the-block-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-fetal-chromosomal-abnormalities
#13
Sara Filoche, Beverley Lawton, Angela Beard, Anthony Dowell, Peter Stone
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a new screen for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. It is a screening test based on technology that involves the analysis of feto-placental DNA that is present in maternal blood. This DNA is then analysed for abnormalities of specific chromosomes (eg 13, 18, 21, X, Y). NIPT has a much higher screening capability for chromosomal abnormalities than current combined first trimester screening, with ~99% sensitivity for trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and at least a 10-fold higher positive predictive value...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530133/to-report-or-not-to-report-that-is-the-question
#14
Katherine Hall, Emma Donaldson, Martyn Williamson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530132/patient-portals-and-young-people-addressing-the-privacy-dilemma-of-providing-access-to-health-information
#15
Deanne Wong, Sebastian Morgan-Lynch
Patient portals enable people to access their health information electronically, but concerns about confidentiality and privacy breaches, particularly for young people, may be impeding portal adoption in New Zealand. This paper considers the legal and ethical framework relating to health information privacy and informed consent in New Zealand, and proposes an approach to implementing patient portals for young people. Shared portal access (where both a young person and their parent or guardian have access to the young person's portal) may be appropriate for young children whose parents or guardians are responsible for their health care...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530131/guest-editorial-the-journey-of-patient-portals-in-new-zealand-general-practice-early-learnings-and-key-challenges
#16
Sue Wells
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530130/from-the-editor-keeping-on-our-toes
#17
Susan Dovey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530177/from-good-to-great-the-potential-for-the-health-care-home-model-to-improve-primary-health-care-quality-in-new-zealand
#18
Martin Hefford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530176/pegasus-health-pastoral-care-programme
#19
Caroline Christie, Simon Wynn-Thomas, Bianca McKinnon
INTRODUCTION In New Zealand, 41% of general practitioners (GPs) intend to retire by 2025. Increasing workforce shortages and other stressors are putting doctors at risk of burnout, which in turn can put patients at risk of harm. Offering a range of resources can signal an organisation's commitment to physician wellness while improving patient safety and organisational stability. AIM To replace the current reactive approach to impaired doctors with a proactive system of monitoring performance with the goal of identifying problems early...
September 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530175/general-practice-evolution-in-new-zealand-hybridisation-in-action
#20
Carol Atmore
This viewpoint outlines a brief history of primary care health reforms over the last 25 years, and how this history has influenced the business of caring. It also suggests where we should next look to improve the provision of equitable patient-centred care in the current climate of fiscal constraint, while meeting the challenges of an ageing population and increasing multimorbidity.
September 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
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