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Forensic facial approximation is used as a tool for recreating the antemortem appearance of unknown dead and thus facilitates their identification. Several approaches to facial approximation are based on data on facial soft tissue thicknesses (FSTTs). The availability of sex-, age- and population-specific data contributes to the accuracy of the resulting(More)
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) administered as a prostate cancer treatment is known to exert multiple side effects including bone deterioration leading to bone fracture. The current analysis is to evaluate the burden of fracture risk in the New Zealand prostate cancer (PCa) population treated with ADT, and to understand the subsequent risk of mortality(More)
BACKGROUNDS Small cell carcinoma (SCC) is characterised by high metastatic potential and the possibility to metastasize to practically any tissue. Small cell carcinoma of the ovary (SCCO) has a very poor prognosis and patients usually die within one year of the initial diagnosis. Breast metastases from SCCO are extremely rare. CASE We present a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine temporal trends and current survival differences between Māori and non-Māori men with prostate cancer in New Zealand (NZ). PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 37,529 men aged ≥ 40 years diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1996 and 2010 was identified from the New Zealand Cancer Registry and followed until 25 May 2011. Cause of death(More)
PURPOSE To assess the patterns of use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and chemotherapeutic agents in New Zealand men with prostate cancer. METHODS Men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2006 and 2011 were identified from the New Zealand Cancer Registry. Through data linkage with the Pharmaceutical Collection and the National Minimum Dataset(More)
INTRODUCTION Prostate cancer is a common health problem in men worldwide. This systematic review has been undertaken to determine if there are differences in incidence of and mortality from prostate cancer between rural and urban men. The understanding of geographical patterns of prostate cancer incidence and mortality is necessary in order to identify and(More)
To examine diagnostic and treatment pathways for Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand [NZ]) and NZ European men with prostate cancer in order to identify causes of higher mortality rates for Māori men. All Māori men (150) diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Midland Cancer Network region between 2007 and 2010 were identified from the NZ Cancer(More)
INTRODUCTION In New Zealand, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has increased significantly (275 000 tests/year). Controversy exists around PSA testing as part of an unorganised screening programme. AIM To look at the use of PSA testing in a sample of general practices and investigate the reasons GPs undertake PSA testing. METHODS Five Waikato(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to (1) characterise men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer, (2) describe their management and (3) look at their survival. METHODS We identified patients registered with prostate cancer in the New Zealand Cancer Registry in the Midland Cancer Network region in 2009-2012 and examined these patients' clinical records to(More)
BACKGROUND Māori men in New Zealand have higher mortality from prostate cancer, despite having lower incidence rates. The objective of this study was to examine patterns of screening for prostate cancer in primary care and follow-up investigations after an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) result in Māori and non-Māori men in order to help explain(More)