Eculizumab in STEC-HUS with severe neurological involvement: a New Zealand perspective
(Source: Pediatric Nephrology)
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - April 19, 2024 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Do religious and cultural considerations militate against body donation? An overview and a Christian perspective
AbstractThe development of anatomy as a scientific undertaking appears to have left little room for religious and cultural input into the conduct of anatomical investigations. This has been brought to the fore by questionnaires regarding the willingness or otherwise of individuals to donate their bodies for dissection, with higher levels of willingness from those without religious affiliations. This has led to the assumption that there is inherent opposition to body donation by those with a religious stance, although there has been little exploration of this. This is increasingly important with growing awareness that anato...
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - April 19, 2024 Category: Anatomy Authors: David Gareth Jones Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

How do New Zealand youth perceive the smoke-free generation policy? A qualitative analysis
Conclusions Young people’s deep reflection on the SFG led most to view it as liberating rather than restrictive. Communications that avoid prompting heuristic-based responses could encourage youth to reflect on the policy and elicit strong support from the group the SFG aims to benefit. (Source: Tobacco Control)
Source: Tobacco Control - April 19, 2024 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hoek, J., Lee, E., Teddy, L., Fenton, E., Ball, J., Edwards, R. Tags: Open access Original research Source Type: research

Daring ‘James Bond’ mission to drill Antarctic ices cores could reveal future of sea level rise
The helicopter hovered overhead, whipping up snow. Shielding his face, Peter Neff grabbed the dangling cargo load and guided it to the Antarctic ice. The helicopter sped back to the South Korean icebreaker RV Araon , 20 kilometers away, to fetch more gear. One trip down, 17 more to go, thought Neff, a polar glaciologist at the University of Minnesota (UM) Twin Cities. Time was ticking away on this day in January. In the best-case scenario, Neff and his team would have just 10 days to drill ice cores on Canisteo, a peninsula on the west coast of Antarctica—and a blizzard was already looming. Ever...
Source: Science of Aging Knowledge Environment - April 18, 2024 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Impact of dietary Moringa oleifera leaf supplementation on gut morphometry, behaviour and physiological parameters in growing male rabbits
AbstractMoringa oleifera (MO), a cultivated species of the Moringa, is known for its high concentration of essential nutrients that promote growth. To assess its impact on rabbits' gut morphometric, behavioural, and physiological parameters, a study was conducted using sixty growing male white New Zealand rabbits at 40 days old. The rabbits were divided into four groups and supplemented with dried MO leaves at varying levels (0%, 0.5%, 1% and 2% of body weight) for four weeks. The results revealed significant increases in organ weights, such as liver and intestinal length, and the height of intestinal villi and crypt depth...
Source: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition - April 18, 2024 Category: Zoology Authors: Seham S. Hadad, Enas K. Aziz, Adel Hassan Saad, Hanem El ‐Gendy, Nazema Abdel‐Megeid, Shimaa R. Masoud, Mustafa Shukry, Ayman A. Swelum, Muath Q. Al‐Ghadi, Ahmad R. Alhimaidi, Guillermo Tellez‐Isaias, Mohamed E. Abd El‐Hack, Mohamed Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Using interRAI Assessment for Research: Developing a National Research Agenda in Aotearoa New Zealand
We present a brief overview of the use of interRAI internationally within research and policy settings, and then introduce how interRAI is used within the universal public health system in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ), including considerations relating to M āori, the Indigenous people of NZ. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - April 18, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanna F. Hikaka, Amy H.Y. Chan, Brigette Meehan, Gabrielle L. Stent, Hamish A. Jamieson, Ngaire M. Kerse, Gary Cheung Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Decentralised clinical trials in rural Australia: Opportunities and challenges
CONCLUSION: Decentralising clinical trials could improve access to clinical trials, strengthen the social capital of rural communities and help address the health inequalities that exist between rural and metropolitan communities.PMID:38629864 | DOI:10.1111/ajr.13109 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sandra Walsh Pascale Dettwiller Lee Puah Hannah Beks Vincent Versace Martin Jones Source Type: research

A taxonomy of regulatory and policy matters relevant to psychedelic-assisted therapy in Australia
CONCLUSIONS: The taxonomy provides a roadmap for health services establishing and implementing a psychedelic-assisted therapy program, or for government and other policymakers when determining areas that may require further regulation.PMID:38628079 | DOI:10.1177/00048674241240597 (Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - April 17, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Samuel P Hatfield Nicollette Lr Thornton Kayla Greenstien Nick Glozier Source Type: research

Decentralised clinical trials in rural Australia: Opportunities and challenges
CONCLUSION: Decentralising clinical trials could improve access to clinical trials, strengthen the social capital of rural communities and help address the health inequalities that exist between rural and metropolitan communities.PMID:38629864 | DOI:10.1111/ajr.13109 (Source: The Australian Journal of Rural Health)
Source: The Australian Journal of Rural Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sandra Walsh Pascale Dettwiller Lee Puah Hannah Beks Vincent Versace Martin Jones Source Type: research

Decentralised clinical trials in rural Australia: Opportunities and challenges
CONCLUSION: Decentralising clinical trials could improve access to clinical trials, strengthen the social capital of rural communities and help address the health inequalities that exist between rural and metropolitan communities.PMID:38629864 | DOI:10.1111/ajr.13109 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sandra Walsh Pascale Dettwiller Lee Puah Hannah Beks Vincent Versace Martin Jones Source Type: research

Protective effect of chlorogenic acid on liver injury in heat ‐stressed meat rabbits
This study investigated the protective effects of chlorogenic acid (CGA) on production performance and liver function of rabbits under heat stress (HS) condition. A total of 120 healthy New Zealand weaned rabbits with similar initial body weight, were randomly divided into 3 treatments with 20 replicates per treatment and 2 weaned rabbits per replicate: control (CON) group (rabbits were housed at 25  ± 1°C and fed a basal diet), HS group (rabbits were housed at 35 ± 1°C and fed a basal diet), and HS + CGA group (rabbits were housed at 35 ± 1°C and fed a basal diet supplemented with 800 mg/kg CGA). T...
Source: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition - April 17, 2024 Category: Zoology Authors: Rongmei Ji, Jiali Chen, Jian Xu, Lirui Zhang, Lei Liu, Fuchang Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk
Med J Aust. 2024 Apr 16. doi: 10.5694/mja2.52280. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The 2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk provides updated evidence-based recommendations for the clinical assessment and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for primary prevention. It includes the new Australian CVD risk calculator (Aus CVD Risk Calculator), based on an equation developed from a large New Zealand cohort study, customised and recalibrated for the Australian population. The new guideline replaces the 2012 guideline that recommended CVD risk assessment using the...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - April 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mark R Nelson Emily Banks Alex Brown Clara K Chow David P Peiris Nigel P Stocks Rebecca Davies Ao Natalie Raffoul Lisa Kalman Emily Bradburn Garry Jennings Source Type: research

2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk
Med J Aust. 2024 Apr 16. doi: 10.5694/mja2.52280. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The 2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk provides updated evidence-based recommendations for the clinical assessment and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for primary prevention. It includes the new Australian CVD risk calculator (Aus CVD Risk Calculator), based on an equation developed from a large New Zealand cohort study, customised and recalibrated for the Australian population. The new guideline replaces the 2012 guideline that recommended CVD risk assessment using the...
Source: Med J Aust - April 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mark R Nelson Emily Banks Alex Brown Clara K Chow David P Peiris Nigel P Stocks Rebecca Davies Ao Natalie Raffoul Lisa Kalman Emily Bradburn Garry Jennings Source Type: research

A thematic analysis of alcohol and alcohol-related harm across health and social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of alignment between New Zealand alcohol policy and the SAFER framework can be partially attributable to the absence of an updated national alcohol strategy (NAS). An updated NAS should identify responsible agencies, create a systematic monitoring and evaluation mechanism, and be consistent with the WHO SAFER framework.IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH: The analysis supports the need to update a national alcohol strategy to guide alcohol policy development.PMID:38626567 | DOI:10.1016/j.anzjph.2024.100143 (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tayla Darrah Sarah Herbert Timothy Chambers Source Type: research

2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk
Med J Aust. 2024 Apr 16. doi: 10.5694/mja2.52280. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The 2023 Australian guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk provides updated evidence-based recommendations for the clinical assessment and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for primary prevention. It includes the new Australian CVD risk calculator (Aus CVD Risk Calculator), based on an equation developed from a large New Zealand cohort study, customised and recalibrated for the Australian population. The new guideline replaces the 2012 guideline that recommended CVD risk assessment using the...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - April 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mark R Nelson Emily Banks Alex Brown Clara K Chow David P Peiris Nigel P Stocks Rebecca Davies Ao Natalie Raffoul Lisa Kalman Emily Bradburn Garry Jennings Source Type: research