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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

Audit of NZ COVID Tracer QR poster display and use in Dunedin | OPEN ACCESS

Effective contact tracing and quarantine/isolation form one of the four pillars of New Zealand’s COVID-19 elimination strategy.

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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

What a headache! Reviewing mild traumatic brain injury management in a new trauma service

Mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) represents a significant burden of morbidity and health expense.

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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

Use of tranexamic acid in trauma patients requiring massive transfusion protocol activation: a reassessment of prescribing behaviours in a major trauma centre in New Zealand

Trauma remains one of the most prolific killers of young New Zealanders, largely due to our unenviable number of road deaths.

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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

Admission to hospital for injury during COVID-19 alert level restrictions | OPEN ACCESS

The New Zealand Government has pursued a strategy of elimination in response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the public and the health system.

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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

Rate and cost of representation in patients suffering from major trauma in Northland, New Zealand

Morbidity due to major trauma is an important health problem worldwide.

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Vol 134 No 1532: 26 March 2021

Health impacts for New Zealand military personnel from the South African War of 1899–1902

It is important to research the adverse health impacts of war, given ongoing conflicts around the world that harm both civilians and military personnel.

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Vol 134 No 1531: 12 March 2021

Regional distribution of myeloma in New Zealand

Multiple myeloma is one of the most common haematological cancers worldwide1 and involves proliferation of plasma cells within the bone marrow. It primarily affects older adults.

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Vol 134 No 1531: 12 March 2021

Can patient symptoms reliably predict major oesophageal motility disorders assessed by conventional water perfusion manometry?

Oesophageal manometry is the investigation of choice for assessment of motor function of the oesophagus.

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Vol 134 No 1531: 12 March 2021

Perceptions of competency with evidence-based medicine among medical students: changes through training and alignment with objective measures

Graduating doctors have a regulatory obligation to ensure their medical decisions are based on ‘best evidence-based practice’.

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Vol 134 No 1531: 12 March 2021

Do the ‘Eyes’ have it? How good are surgeons at identifying appendicitis macroscopically? A retrospective study in New Zealand

Appendicectomy is the most-commonly performed emergency abdominal surgery worldwide. In New Zealand, more than 5,000 hospital admissions for appendicitis occur annually.