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Vol 133 No 1517: 26 June 2020

Te Hā o Whānau: A culturally responsive framework of maternity care

The maternal-infant healthcare system is failing Māori, evident in the maternal and infant health inequities between Māori and non-Māori.

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Vol 133 No 1517: 26 June 2020

Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand

There is an increasing rate of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in New Zealand. Patients with IBD are known to have an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

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Vol 133 No 1517: 26 June 2020

Performance of CVD risk equations for older patients assessed in general practice: a cohort study

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of potentially preventable global health loss and demand for health and disability services for older people.

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Vol 133 No 1517: 26 June 2020

Demographics of New Zealand women with vulval lichen sclerosus: is specialist care equitable?

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic, pruritic skin condition with autoimmune aetiology and is relatively common, affecting approximately 1% of women.

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Vol 133 No 1517: 26 June 2020

Social consequences of assisted dying: a case study | OPEN ACCESS

The End-of-Life Choice Bill has now passed its third reading in the New Zealand Parliament, which takes the final decision on this divisive legislation into the public arena as the End of Life Choice Act (EoLCA).

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Vol 133 No 1516: 12 June 2020

Energy-dense vs routine enteral nutrition in New Zealand Europeans, Māori, and Pacific Peoples who are critically ill

Over 14,000 critically ill patients are admitted to New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs) annually. Nutrition therapy is an essential standard of care for all patients who require life support (invasive mechanical ventilation) as calorie deficits in such patients are associated with poor outcomes.

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Vol 133 No 1516: 12 June 2020

Heart failure clinics improve use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in patients with reduced ejection fraction following acute coronary syndrome (ANZACS-QI 48)

Heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction associated with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is associated with adverse prognosis.

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Vol 133 No 1516: 12 June 2020

Rheumatic fever recurrences in New Zealand 2010–14

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an uncommon autoimmune disease following a group A streptococcal (GAS) infection.

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Vol 133 No 1516: 12 June 2020

“It is through shared conversation, that I understand”—Māori older adults’ experiences of medicines and related services in Aotearoa New Zealand

Patients’ experiences of healthcare services are important, not only in evaluating current services, but also for improving them. The centrality of patient experience to service design is explicit in Māori approaches to research and service development.

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Vol 133 No 1516: 12 June 2020

Correlation between epicardial adipose tissue and body mass index in New Zealand ethnic populations

Obesity is a global epidemic linked to increased cardiovascular risk. In particular, increased visceral adiposity is associated with dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, hypertension and higher cardiovascular risk.