4% dimethicone lotion: a subsidised treatment for head lice

From 1 May, 2017, 4% dimethicone lotion can be prescribed fully...

May 2017

Bronchiolitis: when to reassure and monitor, and when to refer

Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract infection, most often...

April 2017

Childhood eczema: improving adherence to treatment basics

Emollients form the basis of treatment for all patients with...

December 2016

Topical corticosteroids for childhood eczema: clearing up the confusion

Topical corticosteroids are one of the key medicines used in...

December 2016

Medicine use in youth mental health

This report provides an overview of dispensings of medicines...

April 2016

The role of medicines for the treatment of depression and anxiety in patients aged under 18 years

Psychological and behavioural approaches are the cornerstone...

March 2016

Managing frequently encountered mental health problems in young people: non-pharmacological strategies

Young people experience a variety of mental health conditions....

December 2015

Addressing mental health and wellbeing in young people

This is the first of a series of articles which will examine...

October 2015

Asthma education in primary care

Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand are disproportionately...

September 2015

Melatonin: is it worth losing any sleep over?

Modified-release melatonin is an unsubsidised medicine that...

August 2015

The Integrated Performance and Incentive Framework (IPIF): A Healthy Start

IPIF is a quality improvement programme designed to enhance...

April 2015

Treating childhood eczema - a topical solution for a topical problem

Emollients, topical corticosteroids and avoidance of triggers...

April 2015

News Updates

Medicines update: removal of Special Authority status | Antianginal...

October 2014

Measles: what to be aware of during an outbreak

The current measles outbreak in New Zealand highlights the importance...

September 2014

Encouraging children to swallow tablets or capsules

Many health professionals will encounter children who are reluctant...

September 2014

News Updates

Evidence that alternate dosing of paracetamol and ibuprofen...

July 2014

Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule: rotavirus vaccine now added

Changes to the National Immunisation Schedule will soon take...

June 2014

The use of analgesics in children

This report discusses the use of analgesics for the treatment...

May 2014

Hazardous substance poisoning in children: poisons in and around the house

Children are great explorers, and preschool children spend much...

March 2014

Managing pain in children aged under 12 years

“Pain is what the patient says it is”. This definition of pain...

March 2014

The use of omeprazole in infants is still high

Omeprazole is not approved for use in infants (children aged...

December 2013

Assessing wheeze in pre-school children

Wheeze in children aged less than five years has many potential...

November 2013

Upfront - Sudden unexpected death in infancy: Where are we now?

The incidence of SUDI has declined significantly since public...

November 2013

Smoking prevention and cessation in adolescents: Changing futures, saving lives

On average, New Zealanders who smoke try their first cigarette...

June 2013

Pertussis: halting the epidemic by protecting infants

Infants who have not yet completed the National Immunisation...

March 2013

Otitis media: a common childhood illness

It has been suggested that otitis media is an unavoidable illness...

September 2012

Bronchiolitis in infants

Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection...

September 2012

Pertussis: an avoidable epidemic

This article is out of date. Please see: Pertussis: halting...

August 2012

The management of community acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is a significant cause of hospitalisation and mortality...

August 2012

Managing urinary tract infections in children

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

May 2012

Prescribing for children with asthma

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma...

April 2012

Diagnosing and managing asthma in children

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma...

February 2012

Upfront: Vulnerable children and young people in New Zealand

In this conclusion to the series on abused and neglected children...

December 2011

Upfront: Mental health issues in adolescents who have experienced abuse and neglect

In the fourth article in our series on vulnerable children and...

November 2011

Irritable infants reflux and GORD

In New Zealand, empiric treatment with omeprazole for infant...

November 2011

Upfront: Infant mental health and child protection

The third article in our series on vulnerable children and young...

October 2011

Upfront: Detecting child abuse in general practice

This second article in our series on children and young people...

September 2011

Upfront: Meeting the needs of children and young people in New Zealand who have been abused and neglected

Nearly one quarter of New Zealand children and young people...

August 2011

Prescription Kitchen videos

Links to video files of the TV show broadcast on Sky channel...

May 2011

Allergy to cows' milk protein and the appropriate use of infant formula

Extensively hydrolysed formula for infants aged under six months...

May 2011

Contraception in early adolescence

Young people are having sex. Advice about sexual health and...

April 2011

Close contact infectious diseases: an increasing concern for Pacific peoples

Pacific peoples have poorer health status than other New Zealanders,...

November 2010

The burden of bronchiectasis in Pacific peoples

In most developed countries the incidence of bronchiectasis...

November 2010

Rheumatic fever - the neglected disease

New Zealand continues to have high rates of rheumatic fever,...

November 2010

Immunisation in Pacific children: a success story

Childhood immunisation plays an important role in the health...

November 2010

Cough in children

Children who cough are frequently seen in general practice....

July 2010

Do cough and cold medicines work in children?

The short answer is no. There is little evidence that cough...

July 2010

Identifying the risk of serious illness in children with fever

A “traffic light” approach to assessing the risk...

July 2010

Immunisation in children by age two years

An important focus of the PHO Performance Programme is to ensure...

July 2010

Avoiding medication errors in children

Medication errors may never be completely eliminated, but strategies...

July 2010

Common issues in paediatric oral health

How to recognise and manage common oral health issues in younger...

April 2010

Appendices

Appendices for Depression in Young People

January 2010

Key Messages & Introduction

Evidence indicates that early interventions in a number of mental...

January 2010

Management of depression in young people in primary care

A stepped care approach is used with the intensity of treatment...

January 2010

Recognition and Assessment of Common Mental Disorders in Young People

In this section the clinical features of the common mental disorders...

January 2010

References

References for Depression in Young People BPJ special edition...

January 2010

Childhood asthma programme summary

Te huango o te tamaitiA short overview of childhood asthma,...

July 2009

Childhood Asthma: References

References and bibliography

May 2009

Guide to asthma management in children

To compliment the childhood asthma decision support tool. This...

May 2009

Asthma Education Desktop Prompt

This desktop prompt has been used extensively by GPs, practice...

May 2009

Asthma education for children and their families

Asthma education of the child and the family should lead to...

May 2009

Selected topics in asthma

Intermittent or persistent asthma? Which inhaled corticosteroid?...

May 2009

Inequalities in asthma prevalence morbidity and mortality

Māori and Pacific children with asthma suffer more severe...

May 2009

Bronchiolitis update

Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection...

April 2009

Management of impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious, bacterial infection of the...

February 2009

Is a vegetarian diet healthy for a child?

Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular, but is this...

December 2008

Infant formula

Although breastfeeding is the best option for an infant, cows’...

August 2008

Upfront: Reducing inequalities in asthma care for children

Reducing inequalities in asthma care for children.

June 2008

Treating head lice

Head lice are non-discriminatory in who they affect, however...

June 2008

The investigation and management of nocturnal enuresis

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

June 2008

Asthma and chronic cough in Māori children

Māori children with asthma have greater hospital admission...

May 2008

Should antidepressants be used to treat depression in children and adolescents?

Depressive disorder is a major health issue for young people,...

April 2008

Constipation

Most cases of constipation in adults are mild and intermittent...

October 2007

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a common but often unrecognised disorder,...

October 2007

10 minute audit: Identifying your patients on colchicine

September 2007

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

In her UPFRONT article on infectious disease patterns (BPJ Issue...

August 2007

Safe use of paracetamol in children

Paracetamol is a useful medication for symptomatic pain relief...

May 2007

Over-the-counter medication in children: friend or foe?

The information in this article is now out of date. An updated...

May 2007

Upfront: Infectious disease patterns a major concern

An Interview with Professor Diana Lennon on infectious disease...

May 2007

Winter Ills

Bronchiolitis | Cough in children | Fever in children | Acute...

May 2007

ADHD: The Primary Care role

The role of primary care clinicians in improving outcomes for...

February 2007

Improving the care of children with asthma

Studies suggest that the majority of children with asthma do...

December 2006

Ten minute audit

Identifies people under the age of 18 years on paroxetine to...

October 2006

Rational use of Antibiotics in Respiratory Tract Infections

This resource outlines the principles of rational antibiotic...

August 2006

Non-evidential laboratory testing for drug use in adolescents

On occasion, an adolescent may present at their general practice...

March 2012

Substance misuse in adolescents: alcohol, cannabis & other drugs

The risk of injury or death during adolescence is two to three...

February 2012

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