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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Exploring Pasifika wellbeing: findings from a large cluster randomised controlled trial of a mobile health intervention programme | OPEN ACCESS

In New Zealand, obesity, prediabetes and T2DM are serious non-communicable (NCD) diseases that have an impact on overall health and wellbeing.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Outcomes after ST-elevation myocardial infarction presentation to hospitals with or without a routine primary percutaneous coronary intervention service (ANZACS-QI 46)

When a patient presents with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), acute reperfusion therapy by either acute percutaneous coronary intervention (primary PCI) or fibrinolysis improves outcomes.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Trends in the diagnosis of high-grade cervical abnormalities in young women in the post-vaccination era

In 2008, the quadrivalent HPV vaccine (containing HPV virus-like particles of types 6, 11, 16 and 18) was introduced to the New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Cataract surgery in New Zealand: access to surgery, surgical intervention rates and visual acuity | OPEN ACCESS

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in the world. In developed countries, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed elective surgical procedures.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Detecting the re-emergent COVID-19 pandemic after elimination: modelling study of combined primary care and hospital surveillance | OPEN ACCESS

One of the challenges with a new pandemic such as COVID-19 is how best to undertake surveillance. Good-quality surveillance is needed to maximise rapid disease control, eg, with case isolation and contact tracing to identify further cases and to quarantine contacts as shown by successful control in China.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Thyroid ultrasound and nodule malignancy risk: a “real world” assessment of ultrasound reporting and agreement of ultrasound-based malignancy risk estimates with cytology and histology findings

Thyroid nodules are ubiquitous in modern medical practice, either discovered through palpation or as an incidental finding on radiological examinations.

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Vol 133 No 1524: 30 October 2020

Access to intrauterine contraceptives in the Southern District Health Board catchment

Ensuring access to preferred contraceptive methods is a vital part of any healthcare service. Effective family planning is essential to the wellbeing and autonomy of women, allowing them to choose to have their children when they are physically, psychologically and economically ready.

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Vol 127 No 1392: 11 Apr 2014

Medically facilitated discharge of adult diabetic ketoacidosis admissions: precipitants and average length of stay

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Vol 133 No 1523: 9 October 2020

Prostate cancer screening in New Zealand: lessons from the past to shape the future in the light of changing evidence

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in numerous developed countries.

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Vol 133 No 1523: 9 October 2020

New Zealand may finally get funded access to diabetes drugs which reduce cardiovascular events and progression of kidney disease: an audit of proposed PHARMAC criteria compared with international guidelines | OPEN ACCESS

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) affects approximately 6% of the adult population in New Zealand with prevalence rising by 7% per annum.