Recent Submissions

  • Expert consensus on the metaverse in medicine 

    Yang, D.; Zhou, J.; Chen, R C.; Song, Y.L.; Song, Z.J.; Zhang, X.J.; Wang, Q.; Zhou, C.Z.; Sun, J.Y.; Zhang, L.C.; Bai, L.; Wang, Y.H.; Wang, X.; Lu, Y.T.; Xin, H.Y.; Powell, C.A.; Thüemmler, C.; Chavannes, N.H.; Chen, W.; Wu, Lian; Bai, C.X. (Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd, 2022)
    BACKGROUND Recently, Professor Chunxue Bai and colleagues have proposed a definition of the Metaverse in Medicine as the medical Internet of Things (MIoT) facilitated using AR and/or VR glasses. METHODS A multi-disciplinary ...
  • Occupants’ health and their living conditions of remote indigenous communities in New Zealand 

    Su, Bin; Wu, Lian (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2020-11-11)
    The New Zealand Ministry of Health reported that respiratory disease affects 700,000 people, annually costs New Zealand NZ$7.05 billion, and is the third-highest cause of death. The hospitalisation rate for asthma of Maori ...
  • A sustainable wholesome foodstuff : health effects and potential dietotherapy applications of yacon 

    Yan, Mary; Welch, R.; Rush, E.; Xiang, X.; Wang. X. (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2019-11-03)
    A sustainable food supply is an ever-growing public and planetary health concern influenced by food culture, food practices, and dietary patterns. Globally, the consumption of plant foods that offer physiological and ...
  • mHealth and big-data integration: promises for healthcare system in India 

    Madanian, S.; Parry, D.; Airehrour, David; Cherrington, M. (BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and published by BMJ, 2019-08-23)
    BACKGROUND The use of mobile devices in health (mobile health/mHealth) coupled with related technologies promises to transform global health delivery by creating new delivery models that can be integrated with existing ...
  • Morphological study of the foramen magnum and occipital condyle and its surgical implications in transcondylar approach 

    Aziz, Joseph; Al-Hrabi, A. K. (National Medical Research Center (NMRC) (Libya), 2016)
    The transcondylar approach is being increasingly used to access lesions ventral to the brain stem and cervicomedullary junction. Understanding the anatomy of the occipital condyles is important for this approach. The present ...
  • Vitamin D status of Māori and non-Māori octogenarians in New Zealand: a cohort study (LiLACS NZ) 

    Bacon, Catherine; Kerse, N.; Hayman, K. J.; Moyes, S. A.; Teh, R. O.; Kepa, M.; Pillai, A.; Dyall, L. (HEC PRESS (Publons Academy), 2016-12)
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study assessed vitamin D status and its determinants in a cohort of octogenarians living within New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty and Lakes Districts. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Serum ...
  • Relationship between Inertial features of the upper extremity and simple reaction time in boys and girls aged 17-18 

    Gutnik, B.I.; Pankova, N. B.; Karganov, M.Yu.; Nash, Derek (Pleiades Publishing, 2014)
    The latent period of visual sensor motor reaction depends, in part, on the sensory and integrative processes in the brain, but is also influenced by the rate of the muscle contraction. There is no clear evidence in the ...
  • Health promotion funding, workforce recruitment and turnover in New Zealand 

    Lovell, Sarah A.; Egan, Richard; Robertson, Lindsay; Hicks, Karen (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, 2015-06)
    INTRODUCTION: Almost a decade on from the New Zealand Primary Health Care Strategy and amidst concerns about funding of health promotion, we undertook a nationwide survey of health promotion providers. AIM: To identify ...
  • Introduction to statistics in research 

    Deo, Arun; Henwood, Suzanne (The Association for NLP, 2015)
    As a researcher (or consumer of research) you will frequently come across statistical testing of data. This article aims to give an introductory outline to statistical methods to enable you to (i) choose appropriate ...
  • Research interviewing : how does it differ from therapeutic interviewing? 

    Rain, Thora; Lawley, James; Henwood, Suzanne (The Association for NLP, 2015-03)
    It is understable to assume that someone with strong clinical skills would easily transition into doing research interviews, but as we found out recently not always quite as straight forward as it seems. There are subtle, ...
  • Higher prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in two Māori cohorts: findings from the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study 

    Whalley, Gillian; Pitama, S.G.; Troughton, R.W.; Doughty, R.N.; Gamble, G.D.; Gillies, T.W.; Wells, J.E.; Faatoese, A.F.; Huria, T.; Richards, A.M.; Cameron, V.A. (Public Health Association of Australia, 2015-08)
    Objectives: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in New Zealand with a disproportionate burden of disease in the Māori population. The Hauora Manawa Project investigated the prevalence of ...
  • Differing prognostic value of pulse pressure in patients with heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction: results from the MAGGIC individual patient meta-analysis 

    Jackson, Colette E.; Castagno, Davide; Maggioni, A.P.; Køber, Lars; Squire, I.B.; Swedberg, Karl; Andersson, Bert; Richards, A.M.; Bayes-Genis, Antoni; Tribouilloy, Christophe; Dobson, Joanna; Ariti, Cono A.; Poppe, K.K.; Earle, Nikki; Whalley, Gillian; Pocock, Stuart J.; Doughty, Robert N.; McMurray, John J.V. (European Society of Cardiology, 2015-01-23)
    AIMS: Low pulse pressure is a marker of adverse outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) but the prognostic value of pulse pressure in patients with HF and preserved ejection ...
  • Knockdown of versican 1 blocks cigarette-induced loss of insoluble elastin in human lung fibroblasts 

    Xu, Lulu; Lu, Yuntao; Zhang, Jing; Wu, Lian; Merrilees, Mervyn J.; Qu, J. (Elsevier, 2015-05-11)
    COPD lung is characterized by loss of alveolar elastic fibers and an increase in the chondroitin sulfate (CS) matrix proteoglycan versican 1 (V1). V1 is a known inhibitor of elastic fiber deposition and this study investigates ...
  • Promoting the meaningful use of health information for New Zealand consumers 

    Honey, Michelle L.; Roy, Dianne; Bycroft, Janine J.; Boyd, Mary-Anne; Raphael, Deborah (IOS Press, 2014-09)
    A cornerstone of ‘meaningful use’ of health information is engaging consumers and their families. Yet for consumers to be engaged requires an informed population and therefore focus on consumer’s health information needs. ...
  • New Zealand consumers’ health information needs : results of an interpretive descriptive study 

    Honey, Michelle L.; Roy, Dianne; Bycroft, Janine J.; Boyd, Mary-Anne (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, 2014-09)
    INTRODUCTION: Health literacy is linked to better health outcomes and underpins effective self-management, yet over one-and-a-half million New Zealanders are known to have poor health literacy skills. An ability to access ...
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction 

    Whalley, Gillian; Rigolli, Marzia (The Institute of Geriatric Cardiology (IGC), Chinese PLA General Hospital and published by Science Press., 2013-12-27)
    Progressive aging of the population and prolongation of life expectancy have led to the rising prevalence of heart failure (HF). Despite the improvements in medical therapy, the mortality rate of this condition has remained ...
  • In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation 

    Hach, Sylvia; Schuetz-Bosbach, Simone (2014-02-19)
    Beside language, space is to date the most widely recognized lateralized systems. For example, it has been shown that even mental representations of space and the spatial representation of abstract concepts display lateralized ...
  • Heart failure in younger patients: the Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) 

    Wong, Chih M.; Hawkins, Nathaniel M.; Petrie, Mark C.; Jhund, Pardeep S.; Gardner, Roy S.; Ariti, Cono A.; Poppe, K.K.; Earle, Nikki; Whalley, Gillian; Squire, I.B.; Doughty, Robert N.; McMurray, John J.V. (Oxford University Press on behalf of European Society of Cardiology, 2014-06-17)
    Aim Our understanding of heart failure in younger patients is limited. The Meta-analysis Global Group inChronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) database, which consisted of 24 prospective observational studies and 7 randomized ...
  • Genetic polymorphism rs6922269 in the MTHFD1L gene is associated with survival and baseline active vitamin B12 levels in post-acute coronary syndromes patients 

    Palmer, Barry R.; Slow, Sandy; Ellis, Katrina L.; Pilbrow, Anna P.; Skelton, Lorraine; Frampton, Chris M.; Palmer, Suetonia C.; Troughton, R.W.; Yandle, Tim G.; Doughty, Robert N.; Whalley, Gillian; Lever, Michael; George, Peter M.; Chambers, Stephen T.; Ellis, Chris J.; Richards, A.M.; Cameron, Vicky A. (Plos One, 2014-03-11)
    Background and Aims: The methylene-tetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (NADP+ dependent) 1-like (MTHFD1L) gene is involved in mitochondrial tetrahydrofolate metabolism. Polymorphisms in MTHFD1L, including rs6922269, have been ...
  • Regional differences in echocardiography provision in New Zealand—results from the 2013 SCANZ Workforce Survey 

    Buckley, Belinda A.; Poppe, K.K.; Farnworth, Mark; Whalley, Gillian (New Zealand Medical Association, 2015-01-30)
    Summary A 2013 survey of NZ public hospital echocardiography services demonstrates unequal regional distribution relating to regional population size and demographics (age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status). Additionally ...

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