Andre Donnell

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BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT Waikato District Health Board was one of three districts chosen to implement a national chlamydia management guideline, with the aim of optimising testing and treatment. Previous New Zealand studies suggest any test increases associated with such an intervention may be short-lived. ASSESSMENT OF PROBLEM District-wide chlamydia test(More)
AIM To audit current management of genital chlamydia infection in the Waikato District Health Board (DHB), using 2008 Ministry of Health (MOH) management guidelines as the standard. METHODS Any setting within Waikato DHB that diagnosed 25 or more cases of chlamydia during February-October 2008 was eligible to participate. Each site was asked to complete(More)
BACKGROUND ABCD(2) is a validated scoring system that predicts the risk of stroke after a transient ischemic attack (TIA). International guidelines suggest that patients with a low score can be investigated on an outpatient basis. The ABCD2 score, however, cannot identify which patients have significant internal carotid artery (ICA) disease, and this group(More)
The study was concerned with the ability to discourse in a group of 10 patients with minor or moderately severe disturbances in Alzheimer disease and in a control group of healthy subjects. The aim the study was to answer the question whether patients with this disease have language deficits, and if they have, then at what level they appear and what is(More)
Health disparities often reflect inequitable access to appropriate health care. This study aimed to establish if cases of genital chlamydia infection were managed equitably by age, gender and ethnicity in a region of New Zealand with high rates of chlamydia infection (858 per 100,000 population). Clinical records of 415 genital chlamydia cases from 19(More)
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