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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)
We previously reported a study of deaths and cancer incidence in Royal NewZealand (RNZ) Navy personnel who participated in atmospheric nuclear weaponstests conducted by the United Kingdom in the Pacific in 1957-58. The studyinvolved 528 men known to have participated in the tests, and a control groupof 1,504 men who were in the RNZ Navy during the same(More)
PURPOSE To review and describe the key roles of the UK clinical nurse specialist in epilepsy (CNSE), and to identify the specialist nurses' contribution to care through an exploration of CNSE's perceptions of their roles. METHOD Using the Delphi technique [Applied Project Design and Analysis, 3rd ed., Churchill Livingstone, London, 2000, p. 243] a(More)
We report a case of massive gastric distension presenting with abdominal pain, shock and lower limb ischaemia. At laparotomy, gastric distension was found to be secondary to gastric outflow obstruction compounded by gas formation from antacid ingestion. Both the aorta and inferior vena cava were directly compressed by the distended stomach. This mode of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances, research on father-infant relations is still relatively lacking. One hitherto neglected area is the subjective experience of primary caregiving (PCG) fathers, including their reasons for taking on a PCG role. METHOD Twenty-five PCG fathers, defined as those providing sole child care for their 1-year-old infant for at(More)
Extensive published evidence supports the use of subcutaneously-administered apomorphine as an effective therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) but to date no consensus recommendations have been available to guide healthcare professionals in the optimal application of apomorphine therapy in clinical practice. This document outlines best-practice(More)
The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has refined its recommendations about the clinical and pathologic diagnosis of DLB, updating the previous report, which has been in widespread use for the last decade. The revised DLB consensus criteria now distinguish clearly between clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers, and give guidance about optimal(More)
OBJECTIVE International consensus guidelines suggest that in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), measurements of FEV1 and PEF are equivalent in the assessment of the degree of airflow obstruction when expressed as the per cent of predicted values. METHODOLOGY In this retrospective study, 2,587 paired measurements of PEF and FEV1(More)
Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor that may arise from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla, or extra-adrenal paraganglion tissue. Their prevalence in the general population is estimated at about 1 per 100,000 adults. Characteristically, patient presents with sustained or paroxysmal hypertension and the classic triad of symptoms(More)