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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)
OBJECTIVES Urinary bladder hypertrophy and hyperplasia are common features of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The urinary bladder is known to synthesize endothelin-1 (ET-1), which is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide with mitogenic properties. Using an animal model of partial BOO, we investigated the potential role of ET-1 and its receptor subtypes (ET(A)(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)
A series of five patients presented with eruptions beginning on the face. In each case the facial changes were characterized by urticated erythema with minimal epidermal change. The patients also demonstrated more widespread vesiculopapular, macular or purpuric eruptions. At presentation most patients were asymptomatic; however, several subsequently(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)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem that significantly affects quality of life and psychological well-being. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the commonest known benign proliferative disorder. Recently there has been growing evidence to suggest that patients with high BPH symptom scores have an increased incidence of ED. Endothelin-1 (ET-1)(More)
An 83-year-old woman was admitted for investigation of sudden loss of vision. Extensive plum-purple papules and nodules involved her skin and lips but not mucosae. A cutaneous biopsy demonstrated irregular vascular cavernous channels in the dermis and subcutis; deeper vessels displayed smooth muscle. Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome was diagnosed. This(More)
This study aims to assess the accuracy of digital templating at our institution, by comparing the templated component sizes with those implanted, and to determine whether templating the preoperative films had any measurable difference on the radiographic outcome, and if, where there was a mismatch between the implanted and templated sizes, the templated(More)
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