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Excessive sedentary time is detrimentally linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature mortality. Studies have been investigating the use of activity-permissive workstations to reduce sedentary time in office workers, a highly sedentary target group. This review systematically summarizes the evidence for activity-permissive(More)
In the UK, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-associated skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are predominantly managed in the hospital using intravenous (IV) glycopeptides. We set out to explore the potential for and relative healthcare costs of earlier hospital discharge through switch to oral antibiotic therapy (linezolid or rifampicin(More)
AIM To identify the diagnostic and treatment rates for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in New Zealand. METHODS The FH data held by Canterbury Health Laboratories and the Canterbury District Health Board lipid clinic was examined to give an indication of the level of identification and treatment of FH in both Canterbury and New Zealand. RESULTS(More)
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a dominantly inherited disorder present from birth that causes marked elevation in plasma cholesterol and premature coronary heart disease. There are at least 45,000 people with FH in Australia and New Zealand, but the vast majority remains undetected and those diagnosed with the condition are inadequately treated. To(More)
A survey of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteraemia in the Grampian region of Scotland was carried out over a 2-year period. One hundred and four bacteraemic episodes were identified in 103 patients, an incidence of 9.8/100,000 population/year, and the mortality was 24%. Clinical information was abstracted from 92 sets of patient notes and 98 isolates of S.(More)
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