Invest in prevention to improve child oral health in the long-term.
Authors: Broadbent JM PMID: 32683427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Severe early childhood caries: a modern (neglected) epidemic?
This study aims to describe the current dentally examined rates of severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) among children aged five years within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) region, overall and by major ethnic groups. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of routine oral health data collected from all children aged five years attending the CDHB child oral health services for their routine oral health check between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019, inclusive. RESULTS: The sample included 10,766 children, of whom 1,822 (16.9%) were Māori, 499 (4.6%) were Pacific and 8,445 (78.4%) were non-Māori/non-Paci...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

A detailed analysis of quality improvement and patient safety within undergraduate health professional curricula in Aotearoa New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: This detailed analysis of curricula presents a more reassuring picture of the presence of quality improvement and patient safety within undergraduate education in Aotearoa New Zealand than had been previously presented following interviews with educators. An extended list of terms relating to the HSQC domains identified during this analysis adds to the interprofessional vocabulary for considering quality and safety as curricula are continuously evaluated and refined. The curriculum of one discipline provides an exemplar of how key concepts may be incorporated across all levels of a programme of study. PMID:...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Reduced community antibiotic dispensing in New Zealand during 2015-2018: marked variation in relation to primary health organisation.
CONCLUSIONS: Total community antibiotic dispensing has reduced significantly in New Zealand between 2015 and 2018, with large disparities between primary health organisations in the size of the reductions. The overall rates of antibiotic dispensing remain high for non-Māori and non-Pacific people, and prescribers should aim to further reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for these populations. However, the overall rate of antibiotic dispensing for Māori and Pacific people may now approximate an optimal level. Prescribers should aim to further reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, but also to increase approp...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Hazardous drinking and general practitioner visits in the past year.
CONCLUSION: Multiple strategies need to be prioritised to address service access particularly for young Māori, and support people drinking at hazardous levels. This includes increasing access to services in various settings, enhancing existing primary health services (eg, cultural responsiveness, alcohol screening, brief interventions), addressing access barriers, and health promotion. PMID: 32683431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Lipid monitoring in a community cohort of people taking statins: who is tested and is testing associated with subsequent alteration in therapy?
CONCLUSION: Almost half (49.1%) of patients had a lipid test within 12 months of baseline period statin dispensing. Lipid testing was more likely for Māori, Pacific and Asian patients than for European patients. Testing was less likely for women and for those with greater socioeconomic deprivation. Subsequent statin therapy alteration was slightly more likely for those who had been tested than for those who had not. PMID: 32683432 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

VOICES: South Island pilot survey of bereaved people.
CONCLUSIONS: The VOICES questionnaire is acceptable to respondents and there are viable methods for seeking a population sample. Aspects of the questionnaire require modification before wider use. The information obtained can help district health boards, hospices other healthcare providers, and consumers in planning for end-of-life care. PMID: 32683433 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Erionite in Auckland bedrock and malignant mesothelioma: an emerging public and occupational health hazard?
Authors: Brook MS, Black PM, Salmond J, Dirks KN, Berry TA, Steinhorn G Abstract Overseas, emerging research has shown that where erionite is present in bedrock as a zeolite, and then subsequently disturbed and blown into the atmosphere, resulting exposure is associated with health effects similar to those caused by asbestos, including malignant mesothelioma (MM). Erionite-induced MM is thought to be particularly prevalent in the construction and quarrying industries, in regions where rock containing erionite is disturbed. In 2015, the then Government Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, reported that erionite was ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

A swinging heart in cardiac tamponade.
Authors: Plant A, Tie S PMID: 32683435 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Opioid dependence with successful transition to suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) in a young woman with hereditary coproporphyria.
Authors: Towns C, Mee H, McBride S PMID: 32683436 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Perry syndrome: a case of atypical parkinsonism with confirmed DCTN1 mutation: a response.
Authors: Tacik P, Wszolek ZK PMID: 32683437 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Mass masking: an alternative to a second lockdown in Aotearoa.
Authors: Kvalsvig A, Wilson N, Chan L, Febery S, Roberts S, Betty B, Baker M PMID: 32595216 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

E-cigarettes, vaping and a Smokefree Aotearoa: where to next?
Authors: Edwards R, Hoek J, Waa A PMID: 32595217 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Social consequences of assisted dying: a case study.
CONCLUSION: The introduction of assisted dying legislation into New Zealand culture provides a potential hotspot for family, community and social discord that may not be easily remedied. Further study in New Zealand is required to investigate whether a contagion effect of assisted dying is possible, and how as a society, we negotiate what could become a conflicted pathway potentially complicated by prejudice, judgement and stigma. PMID: 32595218 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Demographics of New Zealand women with vulval lichen sclerosus: is specialist care equitable?
DISCUSSION: Three hundred and thirty-five women were included; 273 from the gynaecology/dermatology clinic and 62 from sexual health. Women seen at sexual health were younger than those seen by gynaecology/dermatology (mean age 45 and 64, respectively; p
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Performance of CVD risk equations for older patients assessed in general practice: a cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: While PREDICT-CVD equations performed better than PCEs, neither performed well. Multimorbidity and competing risks are likely to contribute to the poor performance and new CVD risk equations need to include these factors. PMID: 32595220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand.
CONCLUSIONS: Current New Zealand endoscopists' practice appears to be aligned with international guidelines in terms of screening interval, risk stratification and technique. However, New Zealand endoscopists are less likely to offer a patient surveillance for endoscopically resectable dysplasia. PMID: 32595221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Te H ā o Whānau: A culturally responsive framework of maternity care.
CONCLUSION: To address the stark health inequities present, we must forge innovative models and strategies, rather than reproducing (less successful) paths that have the less resistance. Te Hā o Whānau is provided with the aim of providing better outcomes for all, not just Māori. PMID: 32595222 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines 2020: a quick reference guide.
Authors: Beasley R, Beckert L, Fingleton J, Hancox RJ, Harwood M, Hurst M, Jones S, Jones S, Kearns C, McNamara D, Poot B, Reid J Abstract The purpose of the 2020 Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines is to provide simple, practical and evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment and management of asthma in adolescents and adults (aged 12 and over) in a quick reference format. The intended users are health professionals responsible for delivering asthma care in the community and hospital settings, and those responsible for the training of such health profession...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Human lungs are created to breathe clean air: the questionable quantification of vaping safety "95% less harmful".
Human lungs are created to breathe clean air: the questionable quantification of vaping safety "95% less harmful". N Z Med J. 2020 Jun 26;133(1517):100-106 Authors: Burrowes KS, Beckert L, Jones S Abstract The New Zealand government is aiming for Smokefree Aotorea, equivalent to a reduction in smoking prevalence to 5% or less by 2025. E-cigarettes may be one tool to meet this target, but how safe are they? Little is known about their long-term health implications in humans. In 2015, Public Health England commissioned a report summarising the available literature on e-cigarettes and coined the...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Medical considerations for supporting elite athletes during the post-peak phase of the New Zealand COVID-19 pandemic: a New Zealand sporting code consensus.
Authors: Hamilton B, Anderson L, Anglem N, Armstrong S, Baker S, Beable S, Burt P, Coleman L, Doughty R, Edwards T, Exeter D, Fulcher M, Kara S, Mayhew J, Mayhew S, Milne C, O'Neill B, Osborne H, Parnell M, Pearson J, Rasmussen K, Scheffer J, Swan M, Thomas M, Gerrard D PMID: 32595225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Ocular complications from primary varicella infection.
Authors: Yap A, Sims JL, Niederer RL PMID: 32595226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Simultaneous ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes in a hypertensive man: a manifestation of cerebral small vessel disease.
Authors: Mahawish K, Leung A PMID: 32595227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

An unexpected case of disseminated tuberculosis from tumour necrosis factor inhibition.
Authors: Con D, Gador-Whyte A, MacGinley R PMID: 32595228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Health advice for counselling: would parvovirus infection in puppies affect children and women?
Authors: Hon KL, Leung KKY PMID: 32595229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Is snacking the new eating norm for New Zealand children? An urgent call for research.
Authors: O'Toole C, Gage R, McKerchar C, Puloka V, McLean R, Signal L PMID: 32595230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Can we teach psychiatry in medical school in a better way?
Authors: Wilson NR PMID: 32595231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Why are alcohol companies in our schools?
Authors: Connor J PMID: 32525857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Sustaining multidisciplinary team training in New Zealand hospitals: a qualitative study of a national simulation-based initiative.
CONCLUSION: NetworkZ is appreciated as a valuable and unique programme for developing important teamwork and communication skills. Its sustainability is dependent on adequate resourcing and funding. PMID: 32525858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Correlation between epicardial adipose tissue and body mass index in New Zealand ethnic populations.
Authors: Moharram MA, Aitken-Buck HM, Reijers R, Hout IV, Williams MJ, Jones PP, Whalley GA, Lamberts RR, Coffey S Abstract AIM: We aimed to investigate the correlation between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and body mass index (BMI) in different ethnic groups in New Zealand. METHODS: The study included 205 individuals undergoing open heart surgery. Māori and Pacific groups were combined to increase statistical power. EAT was measured using 2D echocardiography. RESULTS: There were 164 New Zealand Europeans (NZE) and 41 Māori/Pacific participants. The mean (SD) age of the study group was 67.9 (10.1) years...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

"It is through shared conversation, that I understand"-M āori older adults' experiences of medicines and related services in Aotearoa New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: Māori older adults have the ability, desire and right to control their medicines journey in a way that is relevant to their experiences of medicines. They value support from authentic healthcare partnerships in enabling this. PMID: 32525860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Rheumatic fever recurrences in New Zealand 2010-14.
Authors: Dennison A, Peat B, Wilson E, Leversha A, Wheeler M, Briggs S, Galloway Y, Ryland J, Wilson N Abstract AIM: To describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of recurrences of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in New Zealand 2010-14. METHOD: Retrospective hospital chart review for ARF with repeat hospital admissions from 2010-14, to identify recurrences of ARF. Definitions of recurrence as per NZ Heart Foundation Guidelines. RESULTS: There were 65 episodes of recurrent ARF among 60 patients. Māori 51%, Pacific 49%. Arthritis and carditis were the most common major manifestations. Median age at r...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Heart failure clinics improve use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in patients with reduced ejection fraction following acute coronary syndrome (ANZACS-QI 48).
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence-based HF therapies were underutilised in this regional cohort of patients with reduced LVEF post-ACS. Strategies to improve use of these therapies should focus on increasing the number of patients seen by HF clinics and reducing clinic waiting times. PMID: 32525862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Energy-dense vs routine enteral nutrition in New Zealand Europeans, M āori, and Pacific Peoples who are critically ill.
CONCLUSIONS: Among mechanically ventilated adults in New Zealand ICUs, the effect on day-90 mortality of energy-dense vs routine enteral nutrition did not vary by ethnicity. PMID: 32525863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

The 2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) and its implications for New Zealand and Pacific regional health security.
Authors: Boyd M, Baker MG, Nelson C, Wilson N Abstract It is important for all countries to secure themselves against infectious disease threats, including potential global catastrophic biological risks. The Global Health Security Index (GHSI), first published in 2019, is a comprehensive, objective assessment of health security capabilities across 195 States Parties to the International Health Regulations. The GHSI is a broader assessment than the World Health Organization Joint External Evaluation and emphasises public documentation of preparedness as well as sustainable capabilities. New Zealand scored 54/100 on ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Infantile B12 deficiency with severe thrombocytopenia-an under-recognised public health problem?
Authors: Rajasekaran V, Sheriff J, Moore H, McCay H, Winstanley M PMID: 32525865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Post-partum duodenal perforation.
Authors: Bartolo AD, Sircar S, Mitchell R PMID: 32525866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Towards a better world after COVID-19.
Authors: Bagshaw P, Bagshaw S PMID: 32525867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

The Government's proposal to legalise cannabis in New Zealand: 10 key questions.
Authors: Wilkins C, Rychert M PMID: 32438372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of eligibility for denosumab in patients presenting with osteoporotic fractures and renal impairment treated by orthogeriatric service at Middlemore Hospital.
Authors: Kang MY, Besley J, Sun T, Paul S Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prevalence of renal impairment in patients presenting with osteoporotic fractures contraindicating bisphosphonate use in New Zealand, and their eligibility to denosumab. AIM: To assess the prevalence of renal impairment contraindicating bisphosphonate use in older adults presenting with osteoporotic fractures, differences in demographic variables between those with renal impairment and those who do not, and finally to assess eligibility for denosumab based on the current PHARMAC special authority criteria. METHOD: All p...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Increasing burden of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma in New Zealand-the need for better surveillance.
Authors: Schauer C, Mules T, Rijnsoever MV, Gane E Abstract BACKGROUND: Regular surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection and hepatitis C (HCV) cirrhosis improves survival by earlier detection of the cancer at an earlier stage when curative intervention may still be possible. We compared patient characteristics, surveillance history and outcomes in patients presenting with advanced HCC secondary to HBV and HCV. METHOD: In this retrospective study, clinical databases and notes were reviewed in all cases of advanced HCC related to HBV or HCV referre...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Cannabis-based medicinal products in arthritis, a painful conundrum.
CONCLUSIONS: While animal models have identified possible endocannabinoid pathways in arthritis, there is no clear evidence of benefit in humans or comparative efficacy with current treatments. At this stage, there is little evidence to support GPs prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products for arthritis. PMID: 32438375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Change in smoking intentions of university students in New Zealand following simulated cigarette price increases: results of the first of two cross-sectional surveys.
CONCLUSION: Results show that increasing cigarette prices by ≥$15.00 per packet could lead to significant reductions in smoking among university students. Follow-up data is required to assess the differential effects of price increases on vaping. PMID: 32438376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Exploring medicinal use of cannabis in a time of policy change in New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: Respondents self-medicated with cannabis to treat a wide range of health complaints. Only half discussed medicinal cannabis use with their medical professional, and a minority requested a prescription and used a prescribed cannabis-based product. PMID: 32438377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

The New Zealand nuclear veteran and families study, exploring the options to assess heritable health outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Cancers have utility in assessing heritability, but a low prevalence and lack of diagnostic data rules this out. Psychological conditions may be heritable, but the techniques to assess this are still developing. Chromosomal damage in veterans and offspring can be detected, but with present knowledge cannot explain health outcomes. Future work should assemble a veteran and family register with linkage to routine data-sets. Veterans and offspring should be encouraged to seek support. PMID: 32438378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Attitudes towards cannabis and cannabis law change in a New Zealand birth cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide insight into cannabis-related views within the New Zealand context, and may help to predict voting behaviour during the 2020 Cannabis Referendum. PMID: 32438379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

The practice of the alcohol industry as health educator: a critique.
Authors: Jackson N, Dixon R Abstract Adolescence marks a developmental period with heightened vulnerability to alcohol use and its consequences. In this viewpoint paper, we examine the involvement of the alcohol industry in alcohol and other drug (AoD) education from both an alcohol harm reduction and a school-based health education perspective, using the example of the Smashed programme to illustrate our critique. We issue caution to schools that are invited to participate. PMID: 32438380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

A balanced opinion? Considering the role of the external clinical advisor in ACC processes.
Authors: Dickson A, Manning J Abstract The role of the external clinical advisor is critical to the adjudication of complex claims in the processes of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). This is particularly true of claims for treatment injury that occur during birth, which are often very complicated. In most cases external clinical advisors are non-treating doctors, whose opinion strongly guides the hand of ACC. This viewpoint considers the impact of the role of the external clinical advisor by using extracts from an external clinical advisor's report to show how a power imbalance can be enacted in ACC de...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Challenges of virtual talking therapies for substance misuse in New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: an opinion piece.
This article focuses on identifying practical issues and providing some solutions. PMID: 32438382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: New Zealand Medical Journal)
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

Inhaled modified angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as a decoy to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Authors: Ameratunga R, Lehnert K, Leung E, Comoletti D, Snell R, Woon ST, Abbott W, Mears E, Steele R, McKee J, Muscroft-Taylor A, Ameratunga S, Medlicott N, Das S, Rolleston W, Quiñones-Mateu M, Petousis-Harris H, Jordan A Abstract COVID-19 is a new zoonotic disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Since its emergence in Wuhan City, China, the virus has rapidly spread across the globe causing calamitous health, economic and societal consequences. It causes disproportionately severe disease in the elderly and those with co-morbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes. There is currently no proven treatment ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - May 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research