Gynaecology and urinary tract disorders (female)

Oestradiol patches now fully subsidised: what is their place in the treatment of menopausal symptoms?

Transdermal oestradiol patches are now fully subsidised, without...

November 2016

An update on the use of nitrofurantoin in patients with renal impairment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...

October 2015

Chronic pelvic pain in women

Chronic pelvic pain can cause significant disruption to the...

September 2015

A pragmatic guide to asymptomatic bacteriuria and testing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people aged over 65 years

Asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections (UTIs)...

July 2015

Vulvovaginal health in post-menopausal women

Age-related changes in women can result in an increased occurrence...

September 2014

Managing patients with renal colic in primary care: Know when to hold them

Approximately one in ten people will be affected by renal colic...

April 2014

How to increase the uptake of cervical screening: A profile of success

A cervical smear test is an effective method for the early detection...

October 2013

Health literacy plays an important role in boosting cervical screening uptake

Susan Reid and Carla White from health literacy and communication...

October 2013

Urinary incontinence in adults

Managing urinary incontinence goes beyond just treating the...

October 2013

Cervical Screening – Are we reaching our targets?

There are approximately 180 new diagnoses of cervical cancer...

October 2013

Interpreting urine dipstick tests in adults: a reference guide for primary care

A urine dipstick positive for haematuria or proteinuria is a...

June 2013

A “how-to guide” for a sexual health check-up

Good sexual health is about achieving both physical and psychological...

April 2013

The pharmacological management of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition in which endometrial...

April 2013

Reproductive hormones: The right test, at the right time, for the right patient

Understanding the physiology of reproductive hormones, recognising...

February 2013

Managing urinary tract infections in children

Although relatively uncommon in children, urinary tract infection...

May 2012

The HPV vaccination programme: addressing low uptake

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was added to the national...

April 2012

Vulvovaginal health in premenopausal women

Symptoms relating to the vulvovaginal area such as abnormal...

December 2011

Appropriate ordering of urine cultures in older people

Looks at the rate of testing by age and in comparison to treatment...

July 2011

Norfloxacin Prescribing Update

Looks at Norfloxacin prescribing for urinary tract infecti...

May 2011

Managing urinary tract infections in pregnancy

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur commonly during pregnancy....

April 2011

Overcoming barriers to cervical screening in Pacific women

Cervical screening rates in New Zealand have continued to increase...

November 2010

Selected topics in Women’s health

Laboratory investigation of amenorrhoea | Polycystic ovary syndrome...

September 2010

Best Tests


• Selected topics in men’s health
• Selected topics in...

September 2010

Quinolone prescribing

Data report on quinolone prescribing, national data only.

July 2010

Best Tests March 2010

Investigating the gut & Feedback on the Troponin & Urea...

March 2010

Best Tests


• The role of troponin testing in Primary Care
• Should we...

December 2009

Cervical Screening in New Zealand

Liquid-based cytology (LBC) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing...

October 2009

Cervical smears - achieving equity

After the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Programme,...

September 2009

Lets talk about sex

There are many reasons why sexual health is not discussed during...

April 2009

STI Handbook

A collection of articles from the STI campaign

April 2009

Treatment of sexually transmitted and other genital infections

A summary of pharmacological treatment and management of common...

April 2009

Testing for STIs - four case scenarios

A series of four case studies that illustrate the importance...

March 2009

Sexually transmitted infections - what testing is needed and when?

This article provides an overview of some infections affecting...

March 2009

Best Tests: Chlamydia testing - sample data report

Analysis of chlamydia testing in New Zealand.

March 2009

Sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand

Chlamydia remains the most commonly diagnosed STI in New Zealand,...

February 2009

Gardasil vaccine: Update

Gardasil vaccine has now been added to the National Immunisation...

December 2008

Imiquimod cream (Aldara) for genital warts and basal cell carcinoma

Imiquimod enhances the immune response to viral infections and...

September 2008

The investigation and management of nocturnal enuresis

Nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, is a common condition which...

June 2008

Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by a varied...

April 2008

HPV vaccines: An overview

Dr Nikki Turner is the Director of the Immunisation Advisory...

April 2008

Hormone replacement therapy: Latest evidence and treatment recommendations

The use of HRT is associated with an increased risk of stroke,...

April 2008

Dear Dave


• Breakthrough Bleeding
• Camphor in Pregnancy

December 2007

Dear Dave

Does the "seven day rule" still apply with the concomitant...

September 2007

Dear Dave

Is there an association between the use of the combined oral...

April 2007

Liquid based cytology

Is liquid based cervical cytology better?

March 2007

UTI best tests

Laboratory investigations of UTI tests plus:
• Fasting vs Post...

September 2006

Laboratory investigation of UTI

This resource focuses on the diagnosis of infection in the urinary...

July 2006

UTIs: Laboratory investigations

This resource focuses on the diagnosis of infection in the urinary...

June 2006

Best Tests: Menopause

Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:
• Chlamydia update
• Is this woman...

March 2006

Best Tests: Chlamydia

Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:
• Chlamydia update
• Is this woman...

March 2006

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