"Recent discussions about science and mātauranga Māori have highlighted the need for IRANZ members to note our collective support for not only our Māori colleagues but also mātauranga Māori. As a collective, we aim to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges we all face, with an open-minded, inclusive, and bold approach that incorporates values beyond traditional science. In many research facilities, including our members, indigenous and non-indigenous researchers are working in partnership to solve some of these significant challenges. We are committed to upholding the value of mātauranga Māori, and the mana of our Māori colleagues and their marae communities." - Dr John McDermott, IRANZ Chair.
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MRINZ: Landmark IV fluid study findings set to save lives
January 2022: Saline, a 200-year-old medical therapy given to millions of patients around the world each day, appears to increase the risk of death in patients who are acutely ill.
A landmark intravenous (IV) fluid study, and a comprehensive systematic review paper, both published on 19 January in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), are of major significance for global public health, and set to change clinical practice worldwide.
Together the ‘PLUS Study’ and the ‘The choice between balanced crystalloids and normal saline: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ evidence paper provide compelling proof that for most people who are critically ill, using balanced crystalloids for intravenous fluid therapy rather than saline saves lives.
Saline, a 200-year-old medical therapy given to millions of patients around the world each day, appears to increase the risk of death in patients who are acutely ill. Photo: Anna Shvets, Pexels.
Connections 35 eNewsletter out now
December 2021 The latest IRANZ newsletter is out now. It's a bumper issue full of the latest independent science research news from around Aotearoa NZ.
Read all about:
IRANZ meets with Minister to discuss Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways
Motu: Govt failing human rights promises for housing, health care, etc.
WSP: 20-Minute cities and future transport
Lincoln Agritech ground-penetrating radar licensed to Israeli company
Cawthron leads study on global phenomenon of ‘coastal hardening’
Dragonfly Data Science: Antipodean albatross population model
Brain Research Institute collaborating on stuttering study
MRINZ: NZ data adds more pieces to the COVID puzzle
NZIMMR: West Coast’s black sands yielding encouraging levels of REEs
Bragato research to improve Sauv Blanc
Xerra: Speaker's Science Forum
. . . And much more.
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