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Vol 128 No 1409: 20 Feb 2015

Prevalence predictions for age-related macular degeneration in New Zealand have implications for provision of healthcare services

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual loss in individuals older than 50 years in New Zealand, as it is for the developed world as a whole.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Exploring admissions for Māori presenting with major trauma at Christchurch Hospital

Injury remains one of the leading causes of years of life lost worldwide. In 2015, the New Zealand Major Trauma Registry was developed to provide a comprehensive data registry within New Zealand for looking at the outcomes and determinants of major trauma.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Pasifika Prediabetes Youth Empowerment Programme: learnings from a youth-led community-based intervention study | OPEN ACCESS

Prediabetes is a common condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be defined as type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

The 777 Planner: improving the resuscitation call experience at North Shore Hospital

Resuscitation events in hospital are invariably high-stake challenging situations that require effective communication, leadership and coordination.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Attitudes towards and use of cannabis in New Zealand patients with in-flammatory bowel disease: an exploratory study

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), two chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal system.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic at Auckland District Health Board: impacts on melanoma diagnosis and treatment outcomes

Australasia has the highest rates of melanoma worldwide. In New Zealand, melanoma is the fourth most common cancer and sixth most common cancer resulting in death.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Shared electric scooter injuries at Auckland City Hospital: a comparative review one year after their introduction

An electric scooter (e-scooter) is a micro-mobility device with a small electric-powered motor allowing speeds exceeding 25km/hr.

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Vol 134 No 1530: 19 February 2021

Impact of burnout on empathy

Burnout—a syndrome that is characterised by emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and low sense of personal accomplishment—has been associated with a higher frequency of medical errors, lapses in professionalism, impeded learning, problematic alcohol use and suicidal ideation.

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Vol 134 No 1529: 5 February 2021

Estimating the risk of outbreaks of COVID-19 associated with shore leave by merchant ship crews: simulation studies for New Zealand | OPEN ACCESS

Historically, shipping has been involved in the global spread of pandemics, and maritime quarantine has been used as a successful control measure (eg, in the 1918 influenza pandemic).

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Vol 134 No 1529: 5 February 2021

Estimating the effect of selective border relaxation on COVID-19 in New Zealand | OPEN ACCESS

At the time of writing, the New Zealand government allows only citizens, residents and a small number of other exceptions to travel to New Zealand, and all these travellers must undergo a 14-day managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) on arrival.