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BACKGROUND Most hip fractures are treated surgically, with use of either internal fixation or prosthetic replacement of the femoral head. The presence of these implants increases the risk of a later femoral fracture in susceptible osteoporotic patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of and risk factors for implant-related fractures(More)
We used New Zealand data on occurrence of different types of brain cancer to investigate: (i) a possible secular increase which has been seen worldwide and has generated considerable debate; (ii) possibly higher rates among Maori; and (iii) possibly higher risks related to social class and occupation. Data from the NZ Cancer Registry on the 5,684 brain(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the health of Royal New Zealand Navy personnel who participated in atmospheric nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United Kingdom at Malden Island and Christmas Island in 1957 and 1958. DESIGN Blinded, controlled follow up of up to 30 years. SETTING New Zealand. SUBJECTS 528 Men known to have participated in the tests and a(More)
Age-standardised incidence rates for cancers of the renal parenchyma, renal pelvis and bladder and for end-stage renal failure due to analgesic nephropathy for the years 1982-83 were compared between the Australian states and New Zealand, and within New South Wales (NSW), to determine whether these rates paralleled the previous prevalence of consumption of(More)
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