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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

Ciguatera poisoning and confirmation of ciguatoxins in fish imported into New Zealand

Ciguatera poisoning (CP) is the most common non-microbial food-borne illness in the world.

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Patch testing to plants: sensitisation associated with exposure to plants, essential oils and botanicals in cosmetics

Contact with plants may cause plant dermatitis (phytodermatitis) due to allergic, irritant and photosensitive (phytophotodermatitis) mechanisms.

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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

Complications of endoscopically placed duodenal stents for malignant duodenal outlet obstruction

Malignant duodenal stenosis is a common presentation of inoperable metastatic pancreatic cancer. It can be observed in up to 15% of patients.

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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

Primary medication non-adherence to analgesics and antibiotics at Counties Manukau Health Emergency Department

For medication to be therapeutically effective, it is essential that patients adhere to them. Filling a prescription is the first critical step to establish medication adherence.

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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

The emergence of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus complex in New Zealand

Aspergillus spp. are the most common cause of invasive mould infections globally.

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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

What helps and hinders metformin adherence and persistence: a qualitative study exploring the views of people with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue globally and in New Zealand.

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Vol 134 No 1536: 4 June 2021

Improving the prescribing practice of junior doctors through interprofessional collaboration and evidence-based education

The last decade (2010–2019) has seen calls to action to improve the prescribing practice of junior doctors.

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Vol 134 No 1535: 21 May 2021

Hearing loss and hearing service experiences among older Māori and whānau: a scoping review

Hearing loss is a critical public health concern for older Māori. Based on the 2013 census, 32% of Māori aged 65 years and over reported experiencing hearing loss, compared with 28% of the total 65+ Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) population.

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Vol 134 No 1535: 21 May 2021

Meeting the Crown’s te Tiriti o Waitangi commitments and obligations to Māori with lived experience of disability through the Health and Disability System Review

New Zealand’s health and disability system does not serve the country’s Indigenous population well.

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Vol 134 No 1535: 21 May 2021

Te Tiriti o Waitangi compliance in regulated health practitioner competency documents in Aotearoa

The health of Māori is a taonga (something treasured and valuable).