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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most prescribed medicines in New Zealand. They are clinically effective and are widely...
Shorter courses of oral corticosteroids for the management of exacerbations in patients with COPD | Diet and the risk of COPD
A New Zealand consensus statement for the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care has recently been developed....
Approximately one in ten people will be affected by renal colic at some stage in their life. Patients with red flags should be...
Hypertension is associated with a wide-range of cardiovascular and end-organ diseases. It is a frequent finding among patients...
A urine dipstick positive for haematuria or proteinuria is a relatively common occurrence in primary care. For many patients there...
THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT REPORTS in the literature associating the use of statins with acute kidney injury (AKI). A study by Hippisley-Cox...
Acute kidney injury (in a community setting) occurs most commonly in people with existing chronic kidney disease. The first focus...
Consideration of laboratory testing and interpretation of subsequent results should be guided by a patients “drugs, diseases and...
This web version is a sample only, all data below the national level has been omitted.
Over recent years the role of urea as a renal function test, has been mostly superseded by creatinine and more recently by the...
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Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the population of New Zealand, with a higher prevalence...
Monitoring a person on diuretics is necessary to assess response to treatment and to prevent adverse events, particularly electrolyte...
• Calcium Supplementation and the risk of myocardial infarction
• Use of eGFR for drug dose adjustment•
In her UPFRONT article on infectious disease patterns (BPJ Issue 5 p4), Professor Diana Lennon noted the fact that Post-streptococcal...
In the five years from 2002 to 2006 CARM (Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring) received 72 reports of acute renal failure...
Discusses the differences between eGFR and Cockcroft-Gault with suggestions for dose adjustments due to renal impairment.
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