Wijesinghe, M. et al
31 May, 2012
We conclude that high concentration oxygen therapy increases the PtCO2 in patients presenting with suspected community-acquired pneumonia. This suggests that the potential increase in PaCO2 with high concentration oxygen therapy is not limited to COPD, but may also occur in other respiratory disorders with abnormal gas exchange.
Keal, M., Crane, J., Baker, M., Wickens, K., & Cunningham, M.
14 May, 2012
Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.
5 May, 2012
Rongoā is a modality for healing that incorporates plants and their derivatives to promote wellness. This traditional method of healing was used to treat a range of conditions in pre-colonisation time.
Tann, L., Carr, J.,& Reidy, J.
30 March, 2012
This paper provides New Zealand evidence on the effectiveness of primary care investment, measured through the Capital and Coast District Health Board's (DHB) Primary Health Care Framework. The Framework was developed in 2002/2003 to guide funding decisions at a DHB level, and to provide a transparent basis for evaluation of the implementation of the Primary Health Care Strategy in this district.
Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Chapman, R., & Fougere, G.
20 August, 2011
Houses designed for one climate and cultural group may not be appropriate for other places and people. Our aim is to find cost-effective ways to improve the characteristics of older homes, ill-fitted for New Zealand's climate, in order to improve the occupants' health.
Perrin, K. et al
19 May, 2011
Conclusion: High concentration oxygen therapy causes a clinically significant increase in PtCO2 in patients presenting with severe exacerbations of asthma. A titrated oxygen regime is recommended in the treatment of severe asthma, in which oxygen is administered only to patients with hypoxaemia, in a dose that relieves hypoxaemia without causing hyperoxaemia
Bakker, J., O’Keeffe, K., Neill, A., & Campbell, A.
30 April, 2011
This study investigated the influence of ethnicity on adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in a sample of 126 New Zealand patients. The authors concluded that disparity in CPAP adherence demonstrated between Māori and non-Māori can be explained in part by lower education levels and socioeconomic status.
New Zealand Parliament.
1 February, 2011
The Government welcomes the Report of the Māori Affairs Committee on its Inquiry into the tobacco industry in Aotearoa and the consequences of tobacco use for Māori.
Jackson, G., Thornley, S., Woolston, J., Papa, D., Bernacchi, A., & Moore, T.
30 January, 2011
This study investigated the impact of the Healthy Housing Programme in reducing acute hospitalisations in South Auckland, New Zealand.
12 December, 2010
In a randomized cross-over trial, cromoglycate, formoterol and montelukast were equally effective in low FENO patients.