Influence of Oral Problems and Biopsychosocial Factors on the Utilization of Dental Services by Preschool Children
Authors: Witt M, Edwards R, Hoek J, Thomson G PMID: 29927923 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Badu E, Mpofu C, Farvid P PMID: 29927922 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Rees GH, Crampton P, Gauld R, MacDonell S Abstract Concerns over New Zealand's health workforce sufficiency, distribution and sustainability continue. Proposed solutions tend to focus on supplying medical professionals to meet predicted numbers or to resolve distributional problems. This is despite quantitative forecasts being known to have poor reliability. A recent study on New Zealand's health workforce planning, which focused less on medical workforce numbers and more on the system's organisation and constituent interrelations, highlights the use of complementary methods to define the problems and desi...
CONCLUSION: Junior doctors administer and score the MoCA but many have not received formal teaching on how to do so. A short teaching session improved their ability to conduct the MoCA and identify errors in administration and scoring. PMID: 29927920 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: These results emphasise the serious impact multimorbidity has on patients' health status compared to the general population. This research supports the development of holistic patient-centred care models designed to improve patient outcomes. PMID: 29927919 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Ceftriaxone is still suitable as a component of gonorrhoea treatment in our region but resistance to other agents prohibits their use for empiric treatment regimens. Current methods of detecting antimicrobial resistance for NG needed to be updated so that they are fit for purpose. PMID: 29927918 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of current guidelines regarding the use of embryos for research is restricting improvements to established reproductive technologies, and any future research. We suggest that the Minister of Health instructs ministerial advisory and ethics committees to review the current guidelines and to define the term "use of embryos". PMID: 29927917 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest there is an immediate need to revise the currently recommended first-line treatment for shigellosis, especially when treatment is given on an empirical basis. Equally concerning is the fact that resistance to the second-line antibiotic for shigellosis, azithromycin, appears to be emerging in New Zealand. As diagnostic laboratories increase their use of culture-independent testing, it is recommended that they should continue to culture specimens from all shigellosis cases so that isolates are available for susceptibility testing and epidemiological typing. PMID: 29927916 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: There has been an overall improvement in cancer care service provision for Northland patients since the previous audit, however it still falls short of the national FCT targets. PMID: 29927915 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Our finding of limited content is consistent with international literature. Our findings extend the literature by revealing that barriers to greater inclusion of content are not due to overt negative attitudes. Staff responsible for preclinical medical curriculum oversight have positive attitudes about content relating to sexuality and gender identity but perceive curriculum space to be a limiting barrier. This is important as it informs approaches to change. Future interventions with medical schools should focus on methods to increase diverse content as part of existing teaching, education to increase knowled...