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Issue 27 - 19 August 2013


The following books can be borrowed by members for a period of 4 weeks.

1. Chalk & Cheese
Trailblazing in NZ nursing: A story told through memoir
By Norma Chick & Nan Kinross
Published May 2006

2. False Economy: New Zealand face the conflict between paid and unpaid work
By Anne Else
Tandem Press - Published 1996

3. Loss and Bereavement: Managing Change
Edited by Ros  Weston, Terry Martin and Yvonne Anderson
Published 1998

4. Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare
By Neil Gopee
Published 2008

Articles - Anxiety

5. The Prospective Role of Depression, Anxiety, and Worry in Stress Generation
By Judah, Matt R.; Grant, DeMond M.; Mills, Adam C.; Lechner, William V.; Slish, Meredith L.; Davidson, Collin L.; Wingate, LaRicka R. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology. Apr2013, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p381-399
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by worry and somatic anxiety symptoms which may generate dependent negative events and convey risk for depression. The current study prospectively examined the role of anxiety, worry, and depression in stress generation among an unselected undergraduate sample using a cross-lagged panel design with data collected at three time points. The importance of the current findings for the broad stress generation literature and the nature of comorbidity between GAD and MDD are discussed.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

6. Managing anxiety
This practice profile is based on NS641 McGrandles A, Duffy T (2012) Assessment and treatment of patients with anxiety. Nursing Standard. 26, 35, 48-56
By Ghafoor, Shabina. Nursing Standard. 11/7/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p59-59
: In this article the author reflects on her experience of reading an article on anxiety management and of gaining a better insight into anxiety management as a result. In the article the author offers her opinions on the challenges of being a mental health liaison nurse and on strategies which could enhance the patient assessment process in mental health wards..

7. Common and Unique Risk Factors and Comorbidity for 12-Month Mood and Anxiety Disorders Among Canadians
By Xiangfei Meng; D'Arcy, Carl. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Aug 2012, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p479-487
Abstract (English):

Objective: To explore the common and unique risk factors for mood and anxiety disorders. What sociodemographic, psychological, and physical risk factors are associated with mood and anxiety disorders and their comorbidities? What is the impact of multiple risk factors? 
Results: The annual prevalence of any mood disorder was 5.2%, and of any anxiety disorder 4.7%. Major depressive episode was the most prevalent mood and anxiety disorder (4.8%), followed by social phobia, panic disorder, mania, and agoraphobia. Among people with mood and anxiety disorders, 22.4% had 2 or more disorders. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

8.  Integrated therapy for anxiety
By Fry, Mandy. Practice Nurse. 6/15/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p28-31
The article provides guidelines to nurses on providing integrated therapy for anxiety management. It suggests exploring with patients what strategies they have tried to ease their anxiety and to keep in mind that acute withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can hide as anxiety. It cites the effectiveness of the herbal preparation known as kava or piper methysticum in easing anxiety but it is banned in Great Britain due to its potential to cause hepatotoxicity..

9.  Anxiety and depression in obese and normal-weight individuals with diabetes type 2: A gender perspective
By Svenningsson, Irene; Björkelund, Cecilia; Marklund, Bertil; Gedda, Birgitta. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Jun 2012, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p349-354
 Obesity is a problem that is increasing worldwide, leading to an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Depression is more common among individuals with diabetes, and they are more likely than non-diabetic individuals to experience emotional problems. People with both T2DM and obesity bear an additional emotional burden, which affects their quality of life.
Objectives: To describe the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in groups of obese and normal-weight individuals with T2DM who are undergoing primary care and to investigate possible differences between the groups and between genders.

Articles - Nutrition and Cancer [Journal]

10.  Cancer Cell Signaling Pathways Targeted by Spice-Derived Nutraceuticals
By Sung, Bokyung; Prasad, Sahdeo; Yadav, Vivek R.; Aggarwal, Bharat B. Nutrition & Cancer. Feb 2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p173-197. 25p
: Extensive research within the last half a century has revealed that cancer is caused by dysregulation of as many as 500 different gene products. Most natural products target multiple gene products and thus are ideally suited for prevention and treatment of various chronic diseases, including cancer.

11. Differential Influence of Dietary Soy Intake on the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Related to HER2 Status
By Woo, Hae Dong; Park, Ki-Soon; Ro, Jungsil; Kim, Jeongseon. Nutrition & Cancer. Feb 2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p198-205. 8p
The effects of soy products and isoflavone on breast cancer recurrence were compared according to receptor status including epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) with 339 Korean women. Dietary intake of soy foods was assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire with 103 food items.

12. Evaluation of the Clinical Relevance of Body Composition Parameters in Patients With Cancer Metastatic to the Liver Treated With Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy
By Parsons, Henrique A.; Tsimberidou, Apostolia M.; Pontikos, Michael; Fu, Siqing; Hong, David; Wen, Sijin; Baracos, Vickie E.; Kurzrock, Razelle. Nutrition & Cancer. Feb 2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p206-217. 12p.
The association between body composition parameters and toxicity from hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) chemotherapy regimens has not been analyzed. We assessed data from patients with advanced cancer and liver metastases treated on a clinical trial of a regimen of HAI oxaliplatin combined with systemic 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin and bevacizumab. Correlations between patient characteristics, response, and toxicity and body composition data taken from CT images were analyzed.

13. Inhibition or Enhancement by 4 Pacific Island Food Plants Against Cancers Induced by 2 Amino–3-Methylimidazo[4,5-f]Quinoline in Male Fischer 344 Rats
By Ferguson, Lynnette R.; Zhu, Shuotun; Han, Dug Yeo; Harris, Philip J. Nutrition & Cancer. Feb 2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p218-227. 10p
: A 1-yr carcinogenicity bioassay was conducted in rats fed 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ), simultaneously with AIN-76/ high-fat (HF) diet alone, or with 10% starch replaced with kumara, pineapple, coconut, or taro, prepared as for a human diet.

14. Development of an Updated Phytoestrogen Database for Use With the SWAN Food Frequency Questionnaire: Intakes and Food Sources in a Community-Based, Multiethnic Cohort Study
By Huang, Mei-Hua; Norris, Jean; Han, Weijuan; Block, Torin; Gold, Ellen; Crawford, Sybil; Greendale, Gail A. Nutrition & Cancer. Feb 2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p228-244. 17p
: Phytoestrogens, heterocyclic phenols found in plants, may benefit several health outcomes. However, epidemiologic studies of the health effects of dietary phytoestrogens have yielded mixed results, in part due to challenges inherent in estimating dietary intakes. The goal of this study was to improve the estimates of dietary phytoestrogen consumption using a modified Block Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), a 137-item FFQ created for the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) in 1994.

Articles - Anaemia

15. Safe administration of intravenous iron therapy
By Smith, Shirley. Nursing Standard. 4/3/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p45-48
This article describes the process of setting up a community service to meet the needs of patients with chronic kidney disease who have iron-deficiency anaemia. The service provides a course of intravenous (IV) iron therapy, which is usually given initially weekly for five weeks. Collaboration between specialist anaemia services in secondary care and the community IV therapy team in Liverpool aimed to develop a safe, patient-centred service. This service and the development of new medications has made the delivery of IV iron therapy in the community possible.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

16. Routine injections in general practice
By Garner, Stephanie. Practice Nurse. 7/19/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p16-20. 4p
: The article reports on the drugs and techniques practice nurses need to be familiar with. All registered nurses are advised to work within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code and follow the NMC standards for medicines management. Information is also presented on several drugs such as methotrexate, sodium aurothiomalate, and low molecular weight heparin..

17. Iron deficiency anaemia.
This practice profile is based on NS626 Derbyshire E (2012) Strategies to improve iron status in women at risk of developing anaemia. Nursing Standard. 26, 20, 51-57
By Potter, Yvonne. Nursing Standard. 2/6/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p59-59. 1p
: Having read a learning zone article, Yvonne Potter now feels better able to offer patients pre-pregnancy advice.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

Journal - Table of Contents

18. From NZMJ Digest, issue 39, August 2013
Selected papers from the New Zealand Medical Journal
. Blood safety
18B. Pay attention [to the road] or pay the price
18C. Reduction mammaplasty and resource allocation - are patients being treated fairly? An examination of the current New Zealand situation, and looking towards the future
18D. Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Wellington in relation to socioeconomic status and arrest location
18E. How long do acute coronary syndrome patients wait for reperfusion, diagnostic coronary angiography and surgical revascularisation?
18F. Pharmaceutical quality of "party pills" raises  additional safety concerns in the use of illicit recreational drugs
18G. How are New Zealand's District Health Boards funded and does it matter if we can't tell?
18H. Duck shooting injuries in Southland, New Zealand
18I.  Myocarditis associated with Campylobacter jejuni
18J.  Nutritional balance of ANZAC's military rations
18K. Ageing and ethnicity: identification of inaccuracy in the LiLACS NZ cohort
18L. Fat prejudice in health care: Anita Killeen considers whether physicians build less rapport with obese patients


19. The 2013 Diversity Forum
Attending one session is free, attending the whole day costs $50 including lunch
: Monday 26 August, 8.30-4.30pm. Networking event: 4.30-5.30. NZ Diversity Awards: 6.30-7.30.
Three venues -  Te Papa; Wharewaka; Museum of City and Sea.
More information:  or 0800496877 

20. 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference
: 3rd   to  5th April 2014
Venue: Auckland, New Zealand

News - National

21. Smoke-free policy to be eased in
ODT -  Mon, 19 Aug 2013
Smoke-free clauses will be added to community providers' contracts under a policy approved by the Southern District Health Board. DHB-funded providers would be consulted about the move and their feedback reviewed later this year before the clauses were finalised. Aged care providers would initially be exempt, until a national contract was negotiated next year, which was expected to include a smoke-free provision.

22. Cannabis drivers told to wise up
NZ Herald - Aug 19, 2013
A new ad campaign is targeting "sensible stoners" who falsely believe smoking cannabis makes them more focused behind the wheel. The New Zealand Transport Agency's (NZTA) latest safety campaign began airing on TV screens, in cinemas and online last night, targeting the misinformed demographic - drivers in their 30s and 40s who smoke marijuana and drive - for the first time

23. Grace period for synthetic drugs
NZ Herald - Monday Aug 19,
The Government is warning synthetic drug manufacturers and sellers that a grace period for licensing their products and stores has lapsed and only Ministry of Health-approved psychoactive products can now remain on shelves. Police Minister Anne Tolley reported that a Hamilton dairy had already been penalised under the legal high reforms, which put the onus on drug-makers to prove their products were safe before sale.

News - International

24. Is fruit juice bad for your health?
It sounds like a crazy question, but fruit juice could be worse for you than fizzy drinks.Juice exudes health and vitality. It is officially one of your 'five-a-day'. It's what they sell in juice bars, those yogafied temples of wheatgrass. But fruit juice is also, according to the American obesity expert Robert Lustig, basically just sugar and is therefore, in his view, a 'poison'. Lustig is the author of Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth about Sugar (4th Estate, £13.99), published earlier this year. He sees sugar as the major culprit in the obesity crisis.

25. Big health fears as more young people pile on the weight
Sydney Morning Herald - August 19, 2013
Australians in their 20s and 30s are gaining weight at an alarming rate, increasing their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, a study has found. The trend has renewed calls for a debate on tougher interventions to tackle the obesity epidemic, such as a tax on junk foods and more subsidies for fruit and vegetables.

26.   Canada's 'parliament of medicine' set to debate end-of-life care
By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News August 16, 2013
The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says the time may have come for the powerful doctors’ group to revisit its stance on euthanasia. Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti says more doctors appear ready to have the same frank conversation many Canadians are being forced to have, as baby boomers watch their parents’ end-of-life struggles, and consider their own future.

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