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To investigate eGFR as an independent risk factor for CVD in a New Zealand primary care cohort, stratified by disease status (prior CVD, diabetes or no CVD or diabetes).
To determine factors leading to delay between referral by the GP of symptomatic patients and subsequent specialist diagnosis of colon or rectum cancer (CRC).
As part of a project developing cancer service capability, the National Health Service (NHS) Cancer patient experience survey was used to assess the currently available services at Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB).
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in New Zealand has increased over the last several decades. The management of IBD has been transformed since the introduction of monoclonal antibody drugs. Other medications used in the treatment of IBD include amino-salicylates, steroids, thiopurines and methotrexate. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) involves the measurement of serum drug levels or active metabolites and anti-drug antibodies. TDM is essential for a personalised approach to the management o...
To assess the accuracy of the B4 School Check (B4SC) vision screening programme in two distinct regions of New Zealand.
There is inequitable distribution of health risks, exposures, resources and outcomes by ethnicity. This may be contributed to by health professional bias. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between ethnicity of patients, within written assessment case scenarios, and medical students' response correctness and certainty.
Insulin pump therapy (CSII) is becoming increasingly common for those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and has been publicly funded in New Zealand since 2012. The aim of the current study was to examine national uptake of publicly funded pumps from 2012 to 2016, with a focus on the proportion of patients using pumps analysed according to district health board (DHB) as well as demographic characteristics.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of heavily calcified stenoses remains a significant challenge to interventional cardiologists. Over the last years, high-pressure balloons, cutting balloons as well as atherectomy devices have been used to tackle such lesions. Lithoplasty is a method of lesion modification using intravascular lithotripsy (IVL, shockwave) to treat particularly calcified coronary lesions. A 55-year-old male without previous cardiac history reported chest pain and was found to have ECG ...
The 2018 year signalled the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act 1938. In order to implement this legislation, a historic compromise between the government and the medical profession created institutional arrangements for the New Zealand health system that endure to this day. The 2018 year also marked the commencement of a Ministerial review of the New Zealand health system. This article considers two intertwined arrangements which stem from the post-1938 compromise that the Ministerial review will n...
In New Zealand, men aged 45-49 years and 85 years and above have one of the highest suicide rates. As the population in New Zealand ages, it is anticipated that the absolute number of late-life suicides will rise. Self-harm is one of the better predictors of future suicide. The aims of this study are to: (i) characterise middle-aged (45-64 years) and older-aged people (65+ years) who have self-harmed; and (ii) determine whether there are differences between the two age groups.
Older people experiencing mental distress are commonly overlooked in research and policy in New Zealand, partly due to lack of consistent national service provision and collation of information. This study aimed to: 1. Describe service arrangements for older people's mental health; 2. Describe mental health service use from age 65, where data is available.
Chest pain is a common symptom that creates significant anxiety for patients until a diagnosis can be offered. However, hospital cardiology services can struggle to cope with referral demands from primary care. The aim of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of a nurse-led chest pain service, its care processes and clinical outcomes to show feasibility, safety and sustainability.
To estimate the lifetime risk of total knee replacement surgery (TKR) including unicompartmental knee replacement surgery (UKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) in New Zealand, and to identify if lifetime risk is changing over time.
Informed consent (IC) prior to endoscopy is often inconsistently and poorly performed. We compared use of video-assisted consent to standard verbal consent for enhancing patients' recollection of procedural risks, understanding and fulfilment of expectation.
To explore the health status of people who experienced the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February 2011, across time and in comparison with other New Zealanders.
Hospital HealthPathways is an online database of local clinical guidelines produced by a dedicated team for use within Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) hospitals. A 'Practice Point'-a bullet point making explicit a recommendation within the body of a clinical guideline-was added to the guideline for acute pancreatitis, instructing users to avoid serial measurements of serum amylase levels. The aim was to explore whether the addition of this Practice Point affected compliance with the amylase measurem...
The aim of the current study was to determine whether anthropometric data from the New Zealand B4 School Check (B4SC) universal health service assessments are comparable to research grade anthropometric data.