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Vol 133 No 1511: 13 March 2020

Adult cochlear implant recipients and meningitis in New Zealand: are patients receiving the recommended immunisations?

A cochlear implant (CI) consists of two parts: an external part, the processor, worn behind the ear like a hearing aid which communicates through the scalp via a magnetic coil with the implant proper, the receiver/stimulator, which includes an active electrode array which traverses through the mastoid, middle ear and enters the scala tympani of the inner ear through the round window or a drilled cochleostomy near to the round window.

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Vol 133 No 1511: 13 March 2020

Vitamin D concentrations in New Zealanders with and without inflammatory bowel disease: do they differ?

Vitamin D (25(OH)D or calcidiol) is a fat soluble steroid that plays a major role in bone health through the regulation of serum calcium and phosphate concentrations.

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Vol 133 No 1511: 13 March 2020

Incidence of venous thromboembolism after total hip, total knee and hip fracture surgery at Waitemata District Health Board following a peer-reviewed audit

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a significant cause of potentially preventable morbidity and mortality following total hip arthroplasty (THA), total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and hip fracture surgery.

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Vol 133 No 1511: 13 March 2020

Utilisation and maintenance of high-intensity statins following acute coronary syndrome and coronary angiography: opportunities to improve care (ANZACS-QI 26)

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand and worldwide. Over 15,000 patients are admitted to New Zealand hospitals with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) every year and the one-year case fatality is 20%.

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Vol 133 No 1511: 13 March 2020

The role and measurement of patient activation in the management of long-term conditions in New Zealand

In this article we highlight the nature and utility of a construct called patient activation.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand’s health system: a document analysis

The broader community can bring unique and valuable perspectives to the health system.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Population-level exposures associated with MRSA and ESBL-E. coli infection across district health boards in Aotearoa New Zealand: an ecological study

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health threat, undermining the sustainability and safety of modern healthcare.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Intensive care unit utilisation post-oesophagectomy

Worldwide, oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and the seventh most common cause of cancer-related mortality—responsible for 1 in 20 cancer deaths in 2018.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Use of rehabilitation after hip and knee replacement in New Zealand: a national survey

Long-term outcomes following primary hip and knee joint replacement are favourable with most patients experiencing positive functional outcomes over time.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

The prevalence of microvascular complications in Waikato children and youth with type 1 diabetes has reduced since 2003

It is well known that good glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes (T1D) prevents, delays and slows the progression of microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy.