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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353344/safety-study-of-intravitreal-and-suprachoroidal-laponite-clay-in-rabbit-eyes
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Esther Prieto, Eugenio Vispe, Alba De Martino, Miriam Idoipe, María J Rodrigo, Elena Garcia-Martin, José M Fraile, Vicente Polo-Llorens, José A Mayoral
PURPOSE: To study the safety and biocompatibility of Laponite clay (LAP) within an intravitreal and suprachoroidal administration in rabbit eyes. METHODS: Thirty-two New Zealand albino rabbits were divided into two experimental groups to test intravitreal (IVT group) and suprachoroidal (SCS group) administration of a 100-μl and 50-μl Laponite suspension respectively. Following injection, the eyes were monitored by ocular tonometry, slit-lamp eye examination and indirect ophthalmoscopy, at 24 h, 1, 4, 12, and 14 weeks post administration...
January 20, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352812/usefulness-of-a-visual-aid-in-achieving-optimal-positioning-for-spinal-anesthesia-a-randomized-trial
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Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju, Karen Elizabeth Hay, Sharyn van Alphen
BACKGROUND: Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image in addition to verbal instructions in order to optimize positioning for spinal block. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial on 85 adult patients undergoing lower limb joint replacements at a tertiary academic hospital. Group 1(n = 43) randomized to receive standardized verbal instructions; Group 2 (n = 42) received standardized verbal instructions in conjunction with visual aids to achieve positioning for spinal anesthesia...
January 20, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352578/a-physiotherapist-led-exercise-and-education-program-for-preventing-recurrence-of-low-back-pain-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Matthew L Stevens, Chung-Wei C Lin, Mark J Hancock, Trish Wisby-Roth, Jane Latimer, Chris G Maher
BACKGROUND: Before beginning a large and complex trial it is considered good practice to run a pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability so that quality is maintained and resources are not wasted. OBJECTIVE: To assesses the feasibility and acceptability of procedures for TOPS: Trial Of Prevention Strategies for low back pain. DESIGN: Randomised controlled pilot trial. METHODS: This is a trial of an 8 week, physiotherapist-led group exercise and education program for preventing recurrence of low back pain (LBP) in those recently recovered from LBP...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351895/a-tailored-web-based-intervention-to-improve-parenting-risk-and-protective-factors-for-adolescent-depression-and-anxiety-problems-postintervention-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marie Bee Hui Yap, Shireen Mahtani, Ronald M Rapee, Claire Nicolas, Katherine A Lawrence, Andrew Mackinnon, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety disorders in young people are a global health concern. Parents have an important role in reducing the risk of these disorders, but cost-effective, evidence-based interventions for parents that can be widely disseminated are lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the postintervention effects of the Partners in Parenting (PiP) program on parenting risk and protective factors for adolescent depression and anxiety, and on adolescent depression and anxiety symptoms...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351199/biofilm-forming-potential-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-clinical-mastitis-cases-in-new-zealand
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Shirli Notcovich, Gina DeNicolo, Steve H Flint, Norman B Williamson, Kristene Gedye, Alex Grinberg, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos
Biofilm formation is of growing concern in human and animal health. However, it is still unclear how biofilms are related to mastitis infections in dairy cattle. In this study, a comparison between two tests for biofilm formation and the association between biofilm and the presence of genes associated with biofilm formation were investigated for 92 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from clinical mastitis cases. Congo red agar (CRA) and microtitre test assay (MTA) in vitro phenotypic tests were used to evaluate biofilm formation...
January 19, 2018: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351044/comparison-of-reliability-of-categorical-and-continuous-scales-for-radiographic-assessments-of-bone-infill-following-secondary-alveolar-bone-grafting
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Peter V Fowler, Azza H Al-Ani, John M D Thompson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate examiner reliability of scoring intraoral radiographs of bone infill following secondary bone grafting using a categorical scale (modified Kindelan Index) and a 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS). To investigate the level of clinical experience on the reliability of these assessments. DESIGN: Retrospective study involving 10 clinicians of varying clinical experience who were blind to the patient's identity. SETTING: All grafting was carried out within the New Zealand public hospital service...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350397/the-burden-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancers-in-auckland-new-zealand
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Ashwini Pondicherry, Richard Martin, Ineke Meredith, Jack Rolfe, Patrick Emanuel, Mark Elwood
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: As the New Zealand Cancer Registry does not require mandatory reporting of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), the clinical burden of these diseases is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with histopathology performed allowed us to estimate invasive BCC and SCC in the Auckland region in 2008 (population 1.44 million). RESULTS: During this period, a total of 21 236 NMSC were diagnosed among 13 996 patients, consisting of 5611 SCC lesions (26%) and 15 525 (74%) BCC...
January 19, 2018: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349921/community-pharmacists-views-on-the-regulation-of-complementary-medicines-and-complementary-medicines-practitioners-a-qualitative-study-in-new-zealand
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Joanne Barnes, Rachael Butler
OBJECTIVES: To examine community pharmacists' perspectives on CMs regulation in New Zealand, where proposals for CMs regulations had recently been suspended and where, currently, CMs are only weakly regulated. METHODS: Qualitative, in-depth, semi-structured interviews with New Zealand practising community pharmacists are identified through purposive and convenience sampling. Data were analysed using a general inductive approach. KEY FINDINGS: Participants held mixed views regarding harmonisation of CMs regulations across Australia and NZ; some supported an NZ national regulatory framework for CMs, based on the Australian system...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349271/becoming-a-pharmaceutical-person-medication-use-trajectories-from-age-26-to-38-in-a-representative-birth-cohort-from-dunedin-new-zealand
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Peri J Ballantyne, Pauline Norris, Venkata Praveen Parachuru, W Murray Thomson
Despite the abundance of medications available for human consumption, and frequent concerns about increasing medicalization or pharmaceuticalization of everyday life, there is little research investigating medicines-use in young and middle-aged populations and discussing the implications of young people using increasing numbers of medicines and becoming pharmaceutical users over time. We use data from a New Zealand longitudinal study to examine changes in self-reported medication use by a complete birth cohort of young adults...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349212/place-health-and-community-attachment-is-community-capacity-associated-with-self-rated-health-at-the-individual-level
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Sarah A Lovell, Andrew R Gray, Sara E Boucher
Community-level interventions dominate contemporary public health responses to health inequalities as a lack of political will has discouraged action at a structural level. Health promoters commonly leverage community capacity to achieve programme goals, yet the health implications of low community capacity are unknown. In this study, we analyse perceptions of community capacity at the individual-level to explore how place-based understandings of identity and connectedness are associated with self-rated health...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349206/dark-shadow-of-the-long-white-cloud-neighborhood-safety-is-associated-with-self-rated-health-and-cortisol-during-pregnancy-in-auckland-aotearoa-new-zealand
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Zaneta M Thayer
Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand is a culturally and ethnically diverse city. Despite popular global conceptions regarding its utopian nature, the lived experience for many individuals in Auckland attests to the substantial social, economic, and health inequalities that exist there. In particular, rapidly rising home prices constrain housing decisions and force individuals to live in less desirable neighborhoods, with potential impacts on individual health. One of the pathways through which adverse neighborhood conditions could impact health is through alterations in the functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA)-axis, which regulates the physiological stress response...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349205/cool-young-people-investigate-living-in-cold-housing-and-fuel-poverty-a-mixed-methods-action-research-study
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Kimberley C O'Sullivan, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Dalice Sim, James Stanley, Rebekah L Rowan, Isobel K Harris Clark, Lydia L A Morrison
Background: Living in cold housing conditions and risk of fuel poverty presents a range of physiological and psychosocial health risks. Limited research has specifically investigated the effects of fuel poverty on children and young people, and even less has been conducted with youth input into the research process. Methods: The Cool? Study used mixed methods, participatory action research carried out with youth researchers involved at all stages through questionnaire design, analysis, qualitative design, e-interviewing and dissemination of results...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348350/draft-genome-sequences-of-14-strains-of-pseudomonas-isolated-from-prunus-sp-plants
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Sandra B Visnovsky, Ashley Lu, Preetinanda Panda, Robert Taylor, Andrew R Pitman
We present here the draft genome sequences of 14 Pseudomonas strains isolated from Prunus sp. plants in New Zealand and overseas. These new genomic data will be used to improve the detection of Pseudomonas strains found in imported plant material at the New Zealand border, improving the time involved in the process of biosecurity decision-making.
January 18, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347874/adjunctive-glucocorticoid-therapy-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Simon Finfer, Jeremy Cohen, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, Yaseen Arabi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Laurent Billot, Maryam Correa, Parisa Glass, Meg Harward, Christopher Joyce, Qiang Li, Colin McArthur, Anders Perner, Andrew Rhodes, Kelly Thompson, Steve Webb, John Myburgh
Background Whether hydrocortisone reduces mortality among patients with septic shock is unclear. Methods We randomly assigned patients with septic shock who were undergoing mechanical ventilation to receive hydrocortisone (at a dose of 200 mg per day) or placebo for 7 days or until death or discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU), whichever came first. The primary outcome was death from any cause at 90 days. Results From March 2013 through April 2017, a total of 3800 patients underwent randomization. Status with respect to the primary outcome was ascertained in 3658 patients (1832 of whom had been assigned to the hydrocortisone group and 1826 to the placebo group)...
January 19, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346358/rates-of-unsuspected-thyroid-cancer-in-multinodular-thyroid-disease
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Miriam Karalus, Jade Au Tamatea, Helen M Conaglen, Goswin Y Meyer-Rochow, John V Conaglen, Marianne S Elston
BACKGROUND: Previously the risk of concomitant thyroid cancer in multinodular goitre (MNG) has been reported as approximately 4%. Cancer risk in toxic MNG was often considered lower than for non-toxic MNG, due to a possible protective effect of TSH suppression. However, recent American data suggest an approximately 18% risk of occult malignancy in both toxic and non-toxic MNG. AIMS: To assess malignancy risk in a New Zealand population undergoing thyroidectomy for MNG...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346357/type-of-cows-milk-consumption-and-relationship-to-health-predictors-in-new-zealand-preschool-children
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Hajar Mazahery, Carlos A Camargo, Carolyn Cairncross, Lisa A Houghton, Cameron C Grant, Jane Coad, Cathryn A Conlon, Pamela R von Hurst
AIMS: New Zealand dietary guidelines recommend children from two years of age consume low- or reduced-fat milk. We aimed to investigate the predictors of type of milk consumption in preschool children. METHODS: Data were drawn from a cross-sectional study which enrolled preschool children (2-<5 years, n=1,329) from throughout New Zealand. RESULTS: Cows' milk was consumed regularly by 88% of children. Of these, 26% consumed plain low- or reduced-fat milk, while 74% consumed full-fat milk...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346355/increasing-rates-of-people-identifying-as-transgender-presenting-to-endocrine-services-in-the-wellington-region
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John W Delahunt, Hayley J Denison, Dalice A Sim, Jemima J Bullock, Jeremy D Krebs
AIMS: Overseas clinics specialising in management of transgender people have noted a marked increase in the numbers of people requesting therapy in the last few years. No data has been presented for New Zealand. We therefore reviewed the number of transgender people seen in the Wellington Endocrine Service to assess if the pattern was similar and assess any potential problems for service delivery. METHODS: Using hospital records, we reviewed the new appointments of people who were referred for advice on gender reassignment and seen in the Wellington Endocrine Service from 1990 to 2016...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346354/compassion-from-a-palliative-care-perspective
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Antonio Fernando, Conor Rea, Phillipa J Malpas
BACKGROUND: Compassion is a core virtue in medicine and lies at the heart of good medical care. It connects us to each other and reflects our need for relationships with others. AIM: Our aim is to explore how palliative care patients perceive, understand and experience compassion from health professionals, and to inform clinical practice. METHODS: Seven hospice managers in the North Island of New Zealand were contacted and invited to join the study...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346353/the-burden-of-cancer-in-25-29-year-olds-in-new-zealand-a-case-for-a-wider-adolescent-and-young-adult-age-range
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Kirsten R Ballantine, Victoria Utley, Heidi Watson, Michael J Sullivan, Ruth Spearing
AIMS: New Zealand currently defines the adolescent and young adult (AYA) group for cancer services as young people 12-24 years of age, while other countries favour a designation of 15-29 years. This study was undertaken to compare cancer incidence and survival among 25-29 year olds to New Zealand's younger AYA population and to assess survival for our 15-29 year population against international benchmarks. METHODS: Diagnostic and demographic information for cancer registrations between 2000 and 2009 for 25-29 year olds was obtained from the New Zealand Cancer Registry...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346351/adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-in-new-zealand-understudied-and-underserved
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Heidi Watson, Rochelle Moss
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January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
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