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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Variation in open access vildagliptin use in Waikato patients with type 2 diabetes

The aim of this study was to determine the variability in open access vildagliptin use in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Waikato region.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Modelling the impacts of tobacco denicotinisation on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal in Aotearoa New Zealand

We modelled the likely impact of denicotinisation to inform the New Zealand Government’s upcoming decision-making.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Views of health professionals on the impact of early miscarriage on women’s mental health and the accessibility of services and support

International literature suggests that early pregnancy loss can have a lasting effect on mental health, from mental distress to symptoms or diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Diagnostic accuracy of 10/66 dementia protocol in Māori kaumātua (elders) living in Aotearoa New Zealand

The prevalence of dementia has been progressively increasing in recent decades, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised dementia as a public health priority.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Knowledge and management of sport-related concussion in primary care in New Zealand

Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) induced by biomechanical forces that can lead to prolonged cognitive, emotional and physical effects.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Clinical anatomy through gamification: a learning journey

It is well known that games help learning by creating memories and experience, and the use of educational games could improve student interaction and engagement.

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Vol 135 1548: 21 January 2022

Stroke clot retrieval from Taranaki, New Zealand: a real-world regional experience

Acute stroke care has transformed in recent years, from a largely supportive-management approach to one that aggressively aims to re-establish blood flow to salvageable brain tissue.

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Vol 134 No 1547: 17 December 2021

Is not fasting before cardiac catheterisation better than fasting? A systematic integrative literature review

Historically, patients undergoing coronary angiography and angioplasty have been required to fast in preparation for this procedure. However, scholars have questioned the evidence base for this practice, with some centres changing guidelines to remove fasting altogether.

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Vol 134 No 1547: 17 December 2021

A broken neck: outcomes from conservative management of C2 fractures in older adults

Cervical fractures can occur in patients of any age. However, in older adults the force required to cause these injuries may be much less than in younger patients.

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Vol 134 No 1547: 17 December 2021

Repeated laparoscopies for pelvic pain: doing the same thing over and expecting a different outcome?

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) afflicts around one in four New Zealand women and is commonly attributed to endometriosis, despite around half of those women affected not having demonstrable lesions.