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Doolan-Noble, F., Noller, G. & Stokes, T. (2018, January). Exploring the lives of those living rurally with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Department of General Practice & Rural Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Journal - Research Article

Gutenstein, M., Pickering, J. W., & Than, M. (2018). Development of a digital clinical pathway for emergency medicine: Lessons from usability testing and implementation failure. Health Informatics Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1460458218779099

Gilchrist, N., Dalzell, K., Pearson, S., Hooper, G., Hoeben, K., Hickling, J., McKie, J., … Gutenstein, M. (2017). Enhanced hip fracture management: Use of statistical methods and dataset to evaluate a fractured neck of femur fast track pathway: Pilot study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1455), 91-101. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Keys, J., Venter, L., & Nixon, G. (2017). The use of CT in the management of minor head injuries in Queenstown. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 162-166. doi: 10.1071/HC16029

Blattner, K., Nixon, G., Gutenstein, M., & Davey, E. (2017). A targeted rural postgraduate education programme: Linking rural doctors across New Zealand and into the Pacific. Education for Primary Care, 28(6), 346-350. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2017.1319253

Blattner, K., Maoate, K., Lloyd, T., Iro, E., Davidson, S., & Jacob, M. (2017). Initial perspective of New Zealand doctors: Developing capacity and a training programme in the Cook Islands. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(1), 16-21. doi: 10.1071/HC16025

The New Zealand Emergency Medicine Network, including Gutenstein, M., and the Shorter Stays in Emergency Department National Research Project Group, including Pickering, J. (2017). National audit of the quality of pain relief provided in emergency departments in Aotearoa, New Zealand: The PRiZED 1 Study. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(2), 165-172. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12714

Wong, D. L., & Nixon, G. (2016). The rural medical generalist workforce: The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ 2014 workforce survey results. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 196-203. doi: 10.1071/HC15055

Fearnley, D., Kerse, N., & Nixon, G. (2016). The price of ‘free’: Quantifying the costs incurred by rural residents attending publically funded outpatient clinics in rural and base hospitals. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 204-209. doi: 10.1071/HC16014

Lawrenson, R., Reid, J., Nixon, G., & Laurenson, A. (2016). The New Zealand Rural Hospital Doctors Workforce Survey 2015. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1434), 9-16. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Madsen, M., Kiuru, S., Castrèn, M., & Kurland, L. (2015). The level of evidence for emergency department performance indicators: A systematic review. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22(5), 298-305. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000279

Fox, J., Gutenstein, M., Khan, O., South, M., & Thomson, R. (2015). OpenClinical.net: A platform for creating and sharing knowledge and promoting best practice in healthcare. Computers in Industry, 66, 63-72. doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2014.10.001

Nixon, G., Samaranayaka, A., de Graaf, B., McKechnie, R., Rodwell, P., & Blattner, K. (2015). The impact of a rural scanner in overcoming urban versus rural disparities in the utilisation of computed tomography. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23, 150-154. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12125

Blattner, K., Nixon, G., Horgan, C., Coutts, J., Rogers, M., Wong, B., … Wilkins, G. (2014). Evaluation of a rural primary-referred cardiac exercise tolerance test service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1406). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nixon, G., Samaranayaka, A., de Graaf, B., McKechnie, R., Blattner, K., & Dovey, S. (2014). Geographic disparities in the utilisation of computed tomography scanning services in southern New Zealand. Health Policy, 118(2), 222-228. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.05.002

Sherpa, T. W., Sherpa, K. T., Nixon, G., Heydon, J., Heydon, E., & Dovey, S. (2012). The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Sherpa residents of the Upper Khumbu, an isolated community in eastern Nepal. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1365). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Blattner, K., & Ward, C. (2011). Point of care testing in Hokianga Hospital or 'How to get a good night's sleep in a lab-free zone'. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 65, 39-41.

Lloyd, T., Blattner, K., & Nixon, G. (2011). Transfers from rural hospitals in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1328/4509/content.pdf

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., Dawson, J., Dovey, S., Black, M. A., Wilkins, G., Dunn, A. C., & McLellan, A. D. (2011). Streptokinase antibodies in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome in three rural New Zealand populations. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 64, 426-429. doi: 10.1136/jcp.2010.085837

Lawrenson, R. A., Nixon, G., & Steed, R. H. (2011). The rural hospital doctors workforce in New Zealand. Rural & Remote Health, 11(2), 1588.

Blattner, K., Nixon, G., Dovey, S., Jaye, C., & Wigglesworth, J. (2010). Changes in clinical practice and patient disposition following the introduction of point-of-care testing in a rural hospital. Health Policy, 96, 7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.12.002

Blattner, K., Nixon, G., Jaye, C., & Dovey, S. (2010). Introducing point-of-care testing into a rural hospital setting: Thematic analysis of interviews with providers. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(1), 54-60.

Kiuru, S. (2006). Ultrasound in New Zealand emergency departments. ASUM Ultrasound Bulletin, 9(2), 21-24.

Kato, M., Neil, T. K., Fearnley, D. B., McLellan, A. D., Vuckovic, S., & Hart, D. N. J. (2000). Expression of multilectin receptors and comparative FITC-dextran uptake by human dendritic cells. International Immunology, 12(11), 1511-1519. doi: 10.1093/intimm/12.11.1511

El Sherbini, H., Hock, B., Fearnley, D., McLellan, A., Vuckovic, S., & Hart, D. N. J. (2000). Lectin ligands on human dendritic cells and identification of a peanut agglutinin positive subset in blood. Cellular Immunology, 200, 36-44. doi: 10.1006/cimm.1999.1612

Vuckovic, S., Fearnley, D. B., Gunningham, S., Spearing, R. L., Patton, W. N., & Hart, D. N. J. (1999). Dendritic cells in chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. British Journal of Haematology, 105(4), 974-985. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2141.1999.01431.x

Fearnley, D. B., Whyte, L. F., Carnoutsos, S. A., Cook, A. H., & Hart, D. N. J. (1999). Monitoring human blood dendritic cell numbers in normal individuals and in stem cell transplantation. Blood, 93(2), 728-736.

Hock, B. D., Fearnley, D. B., Boyce, A., McLellan, A. D., Sorg, R. V., Summers, K., & Hart, D. N. J. (1999). Human dendritic cells express a 95 kDa activation/differentiation antigen defined by CMRF-56. Tissue Antigens, 53(4), 320-334. doi: 10.1034/j.1399-0039.1999.530402.x

McLellan, A. D., Heiser, A., Sorg, R. V., Fearnley, D. B., & Hart, D. N. J. (1998). Dermal dendritic cells associated with T lymphocytes in normal human skin display an activated phenotype. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 111(5), 841-849. doi: 10.1046/j.1523-1747.1998.00375.x

Vuckovic, S., Fearnley, D. B., Whyte, L., & Hart, D. (1998). Generation of CMRF-44 monocyte derived dendritic cells (Mo-DC) from cytokine treated PBMC: Optimization of cytokine requirements. Experimental Hematology, 26, 1255-1264.

Sorg, R. V., McLellan, A. D., Hock, B. D., Fearnley, D. B., & Hart, D. N. J. (1998). Human dendritic cells express functional interleukin-7. Immunobiology, 198(5), 514-526. doi: 10.1016/S0171-2985(98)80075-2

Mannering, S. I., McKenzie, J. L., Fearnley, D. B., & Hart, D. N. J. (1997). HLA-DR1-restricted BCR-ABL (B3A2)-specific CD4(+) T lymphocytes respond to dentritic cells pulsed with B3A2 peptide and antigen-presenting cells exposed to B3A2 containing cell lysates. Blood, 90(1), 290-297.

Fearnley, D. B., McLellan, A. D., Mannering, S. I., Hock, B. D., & Hart, D. N. J. (1997). Isolation of human blood dendritic cells using the CMRF-44 monoclonal antibody: implications for studies on antigen-presenting cell function and immunotherapy. Blood, 89(10), 3708-3726.

Williams, L. A. M., McLellan, A. D., Summers, K., Sorg, R. V., Fearnley, D. B., & Hart, D. N. J. (1996). Identification of a novel dendritic cell surface antigen defined by carbohydrate specific CD24 antibody cross-reactivity. Immunology, 89, 120-125.

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Journal - Research Other

Gutenstein, M., & Kiuru, S. (2018). The Matthew effect in New Zealand rural hospital trauma and emergency care: Why rural simulation-based education matters. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 81-84. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., Williamson, M., McHugh, P., & Reid, J. (2017). Training generalist doctors for rural practice in New Zealand. Rural & Remote Health, 17(1), 4047. Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=4047

Fearnley, D., Lawrenson, R., & Nixon, G. (2016). ‘Poorly defined’: Unknown unknowns in New Zealand rural health. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 77-81. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sopoaga, F., Crampton, P., Ekeroma, A., Perez, D., Maoate, K., Watson, B., Kokaua, J., & Blattner, K. (2015). The role of New Zealand health professional training institutions in capacity building in the Pacific region. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1420). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Schroeder, E. D., Jacquet, G., Becker, T. K., Foran, M., Goldberg, E., Aschkenasy, M., … on behalf of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Group, including Kiuru, S. (2012). Global emergency medicine: A review of the literature from 2011. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(10), 1196-1203. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01447.x

Aschkenasy, M., Arnold, K., Foran, M., Lippert, S., Schroeder, E. D., Bertsch, K., … on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group, including Kiuru, S. (2011). International emergency medicine: A review of the literature from 2010. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(8), 872-879. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01129.x

Barillari, A., & Kiuru, S. (2010). Detection of spontaneous pneumothorax with chest ultrasound in the emergency department. Internal & Emergency Medicine, 5(3), 253-255. doi: 10.1007/s11739-010-0347-z

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Nixon, G. (2015). General practitioners gatekeepers for referral but neurosurgeons gatekeepers for investigations [Guest editorial]. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(3), 180-181.

Than, M., Jones, P., Dalziel, S., Larkin, L., Munro, A., Ellis, C., the NZEM Network, including Ardagh, M., & Gutenstein, M. (2014). New Zealand Emergency Medicine Network (NZEMN): Collaboration for acute care research in New Zealand [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1407). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kiuru, S. (2012). Emergency medicine development in Finland. IEMSIG Newsletter, 8(2), 13.

Dawson, J., & Nixon, G. (2008). Recent developments in Rural Hospital Medicine II: Experiential pathway to Fellowship of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(6), 405-406.

Kiuru, S., & Vaula, E. (2008). Emergency medicine in Finland. IEMSIG Newsletter, 4(2), 2-3.

Nixon, G., & Blattner, K. (2008). Recent developments in Rural Hospital Medicine I: Rural hospital medicine special scope. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(6), 402-404.

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., & for the NZ Rural Hospital Doctors Working Party. (2007). Rural hospital medicine in New Zealand: Vocational registration and the recognition of a new scope of practice [Special article]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1259). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1259/2654/content.pdf

Nixon, G. (2007). Medical emergencies in rural practice. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(6), 419-421.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Nixon, G., Blattner, K., Muirhead, J., Wynn, N., & Ormandy, J. (2016). Postgraduate rural programme: Linking rural doctors across NZ and into the Pacific. In N. Wright (Ed.), Proceedings of the Distance Education Association New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference: There and Back: Charting Flexible Pathways in Open, Mobile and Distance Education. (pp. 183-187). Retrieved from http://conference.deanz.org.nz/

McLellan, A. D., Sorg, R. V., Fearnley, D. B., Hock, B. D., Tiedemann, R. J., Fraser, J. R., & Hart, D. N. J. (1997). T lymphocyte mediated regulation of costimulator molecule expression of human dendritic cells. Advances in Experimental and Medical Biology. 417, (pp. 203-206). [Full Paper]

Hart, D. N., Clark, G., Dekker, J. W., Fearnley, D. B., Kato, M., Hock, B. D., McLellan, A. D., Neil, T. K., Sorg, R. V., Sorg, U. R., Summers, K., & Vuckovic, S. (1997). Dendritic cell surface molecules. A proliferating field. Advances in Experimental and Medical Biology. 417, (pp. 439-442). [Full Paper]

Hart, D., & Fearnley, D. B. (1996). Denritic cell studies report. In T. Kishimoto & et al (Eds.), Leucocyte Typing VI: White Cell Differentiation Antigens: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop and Conference Held in Kobe, Japan, 10-14 November 1996. New York: Garland Publishing. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Blattner, K., & Stokes, T. (2018). The impact on the Hokianga Health service of the Rural Hospital Medicine vocational scope. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nationalruralhealthconference.org.nz/nrhc18

Beazley, C., Blattner, K., & Herd, G. (2017). Point-of-care testing to improve access and improve outcomes in rural and general practice. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nationalruralhealthconference.org.nz/nrhc17

Nixon, G., & Lawrenson, R. (2017). Does NZ need a rural school of medicine? [Keynote]. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nationalruralhealthconference.org.nz/nrhc17

Nixon, G. (2017). Unknown unknowns in New Zealand rural health. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nationalruralhealthconference.org.nz/nrhc17

Blattner, K., Wynn, N., & Pirini, J. (2017). The Cook Islands: Developing capacity and a training programme: Linking to rural remote practice in NZ and beyond. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nationalruralhealthconference.org.nz/nrhc17

Lawrenson, R., Reid, J., Nixon, G., & Laurenson, A. (2015). The 2015 Rural Hospital Doctors Survey. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) National Rural Health Conference: Close to Home. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/nrhc15/programme#presentations

Nixon, G. (2015). Equity of access to secondary health services for rural patients. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) National Rural Health Conference: Close to Home. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/nrhc15/programme#presentations

Rodwell, P., & Nixon, G. (2015). The impact of a rural scanner in overcoming urban versus rural disparities in the utilisation of computed tomography. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(Suppl. 1), (pp. 21). doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12415

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Nixon, G. (2017, June). Rural health research: An overview. Invited presentation at the Southern Health Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nixon, G. (2017, July). Rural generalism: The New Zealand way. Invited presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nixon, G. (2017, March). What is rural? Verbal presentation at the Rural Research Day, Wellington, New Zealand.

Nixon, G., & Reid, T. (2016, March-April). Education/up-skilling for nurses and registrars. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) National Rural Health Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Blattner, K., & Chandler, R. (2016, July). Postgraduate rural programme: Linking rural doctors across New Zealand and the Pacific. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Auckland, New Zealand.

Herd, G., Blattner, K., & Beazley, C. (2016, July). Point-of-care testing to improve access and improve outcomes in rural and general practice. Verbal presentation at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Conference for General Practice, Auckland, New Zealand.

Walters, L., Crampton, P., Nixon, G., & Kerse, N. (2015, March). Connecting the rural education pipeline. Keynote presentation at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) National Rural Health Conference: Close to Home, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Walters, L., Crampton, P., Nixon, G., Goodyear-Smith, F., Benny, G., Malloy, T., … Stokes, T., Sijnja, B., Pullon, S., … McHugh, P., Smith, M., Reid, J., … Gowland, S. (2015, March). Rural Clinical Training Forum: Connecting the Pipeline [Pre-conference workshop]. Workshop presentation at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) National Rural Health Conference: Close to Home, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Nixon, G. (2014, October-November). Impact of rural clinician performed ultrasound on patient management. Verbal presentation at the Rural Medicine Australia Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Nixon, G. (2014, July). Clinician performed ultrasound in the rural setting. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) New Zealand Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nixon, G. (2012, July). Research findings on streptokinase for thrombolysis. Verbal presentation at the Annual Cook Islands Health Conference: Addressing the NCD Crisis in the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Blattner, K. (2012, July). Partnership programme with Division of RHM, RCGP. Verbal presentation at the Annual Cook Islands Health Conference: Addressing the NCD Crisis in the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Nixon, G. (2011, February). Using technology and expanded scopes of generalist practice to improve access to secondary medical services for rural communities. Verbal presentation at the US-NZ Health Innovation Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nixon, G. (2009, October). Streptokinase antibodies in rural communities and Point of Care Testing in rural communities. Verbal presentation at the Waitomo General Practitioners Research Weekend, Waitomo, New Zealand.