Steven M Sawyers

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OBJECTIVE To estimate prevalences of rheumatic diseases in Aboriginal Australians. METHODS The methodology of the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) was followed. Everyone aged 15 years or older in Yarrabah, North Queensland, was invited to complete a COPCORD Core Questionnaire. Aboriginal health workers carried out(More)
Perhexiline is metabolized by CYP2D6 and has concentration-related hepatoxicity and peripheral neuropathy. The risk of toxicity is reduced using therapeutic drug monitoring. CYP2D6 genotyping before therapy may allow earlier appropriate dosing. This study aimed to determine whether assessment of CYP2D6 genotype in patients on perhexiline could predict(More)
AIM To perform a clinical audit of all patients diagnosed with inflammatory myopathy in the North Canterbury region. METHODS A retrospective case note audit of patients with a discharge diagnosis of inflammatory myopathy from June 1989 to June 2001 was performed. The audit was based at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, which services a population of(More)
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