The principal scientific journal for the profession in New Zealand

Issue: Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Iti noa ana he pito mata / from the withered tree a flower blooms: healthy equitable climate policy in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Suicide among Asian young people aged under 25 years in Aotearoa New Zealand: different methods warrant different preventive initiatives

The Asian ethnic group is currently the third largest ethnic group, and also the most rapidly growing population group, in New Zealand. The population is projected to overtake Māori and Pacific population groups by 2038.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

A decade of Asian and ethnic minority health research in New Zealand: findings from a scoping review

Asians and MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American and African) minority and migrant populations, collectively referred in this paper as “A/EM,” are New Zealand’s most rapidly growing population groups.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for treating very severe pneumonia in Aotearoa New Zealand: a 16-year experience

Pneumonia is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. In Aotearoa New Zealand, 672 deaths were attributed to pneumonia in 2018, and pneumonia was recorded as the cause of death in 0.77% of deaths in the 15–65 age group between 2015 and 2018.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Ultrasound use in suspected testicular torsion: an association with delay to theatre and increased intraoperative finding of non-viable testicle

Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency that occurs in one in 4,000 males under the age of 25.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in Wellington, New Zealand: a retrospective, observational study | OPEN ACCESS

The COVID-19 pandemic has constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, with New Zealand having reported its first case of COVID-19 on 26 February 2020.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Pre-hospital delays in patients experiencing symptoms of acute stroke or transient ischaemic attack

In New Zealand, stroke is the third leading of death and the primary cause of adult disability.

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Vol 134 No 1542: 17 September 2021

Disparities in post-operative mortality between Māori and non-Indigenous ethnic groups in New Zealand | OPEN ACCESS

Around 4.2 million people worldwide die each year within 30 days of a surgical procedure—around a million more deaths than those due to HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

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Vol 134 No 1541: 3 September 2021

Publicly reported health performance measures 2010–2020

In the 1980s, many OECD countries reformed management of their publicly funded services with New Public Management.

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Vol 134 No 1541: 3 September 2021

Workplace wellbeing in emergency departments in Aotearoa New Zealand 2020 | OPEN ACCESS

Emergency department (ED) work involves high-pressure shift work, high patient volume, unsociable hours and critical decision-making with limited information.

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Vol 134 No 1541: 3 September 2021

Vitamin D deficiency, supplementation and testing: have we got it right in New Zealand?

Severe prolonged vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in children or osteomalacia in adults. Both are easily prevented by sunshine exposure and prevented or treated with vitamin D supplementation.