Tasman Medical Journal

ISSN: 2652-1881

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A new open-access general medical journal for Australia and New Zealand

A new open-access general medical journal for Australia and New Zealand

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Modelling community spread of Covid-19 without complex mathematics

Sophisticated mathematical modeling of epidemic or pandemic spread of infections is based on differential equations containing exponential functions. The sophistication of these models is essential but they have a disadvantage of being difficult or impossible to be understood by readers unfamiliar with advanced mathematics. I have developed a spreadsheet model to estimate infection rates and mortality with Covid-19 as a function of time using only a few simple assumptions.

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The Challenges of Obtaining Consent in Emergency Care Research

Emergency Medicine (EM) is concerned with the assessment and management of the acute and urgent aspects of all physical and behavioural disorders in all age groups. The wide range of presentations is matched by the wide spectrum of severity, from life-threatening to self-limiting conditions. In Australia and internationally, EM seeks to advance knowledge through scientific research.

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The “Fragility” of Stroke Thrombolysis

One of the negative consequences of the premature adoption of novel therapies is that subsequent research assumes its value and enhances it with faster and wider implementation. Stroke thrombolysis has promoted new systems of care for stroke, including the development of stroke centres, Telestroke services and stroke ambulances with CT scanners.

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Climate Change – A Challenge for Individuals

Evidence-based medicine reveals a grim planetary health scenario which is deemed to worsen unless climate change can be mitigated or controlled. The speed of change is alarming and many prestigious medical associations now call climate change a medical emergency.

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