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Cellulitis trial has
By JIM CHIPP
Cellulitis is a skin infection that
can spread from a cut or a scratch
into surrounding soft tissue.
It is a serious condition that in
extreme cases can lead to death.
What to look for
Redness or swelling larger than a
10 cent piece, not necessarily right
at the site of a wound.
It can be caused by untreated
eczema or athlete's foot.
How to prevent it
Handwashing, treat eczema and
athlete's foot. Wash and cover
If you think you have it
See a doctor -- you will need
A trial aimed at reducing avoidable
admissions to hospital has revealed
that it is not as easy as
administering intravenous anti-
biotics in the community.
The skin infection cellulitis is one
of the top four causes of avoidable
hospital admissions in Wellington.
An initiative to treat patients earlier
at general practices or by community
nurses did not reduce the hospitalis-
Capital and Coast District Health
Board infectious diseases specialist
Nigel Raymond said cellulitis was
rarely a patient's only medical prob-
As well as wounds and eczema,
cellulitis was often associated with
varicose veins, swollen legs from a
variety of causes, diabetes or obesity.
The GPs were trying to identify a
small number of the sickest people,
who could be treated before they
needed to go to hospital, which was
quite an ambitious thing to try,'' he
said. It did show that GPs could
deliver the care, but only from
Monday to Friday.
Cellulitis is an infection that takes
hold when the skin barrier has been
compromised, either by a wound or
other condition, such as eczema. It
could develop in a matter of hours,
and the earlier it was treated with
antibiotics and careful care the bet-
ter it responded, Dr Raymond said.
Earthquake shakes up roller derby
By ABBY BROWN
Adrenalin rush: Richter City Convicts block Hellmilton Raggedy Angst players during the Fright Before
Christmas roller derby on Saturday.
Photo: SIENNA YATES
The fright'' in the roller derby
Fright Before Christmas event was
scarier than anyone could have
Saturday night's big earthquake
struck between bouts at Wellington's
TSB Arena, sending some people
running for the exits, the
grandstands reverberating, and old
confetti showering down from the
The MCs handed out free T-shirts
to encourage people to stay after
reassuring the crowd they were safe.
They noted the irony in the earth-
quake striking just before Richter
City All Stars faced off against a
team from quake-ravaged Christ-
The Wellingtonians seemed far
less fazed than their southern com-
petitors, scoring so many points the
arena's scoreboard could not handle
it. They beat Christchurch 201- 104,
but the scoreboard actually read
101-104 because it could not show
any number above 199.
Earlier, the Hellmilton Raggedy
Angst from Hamilton came out
singing and dancing to the Time
Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture
Show, but the Richter City Convicts
beat them 79-72 in the first bout.
Scary Maclary still had a pin in
her leg from a broken ankle.
Undeterred by her five-month
absence, she volunteered as a jam-
mer several times.
Richter City All Stars captain
Skandal Lass said their season had
been phenomenal and she was proud
of her team-mates and derby wife'',
Tuff Bikkies, who was representing
New Zealand at the first Roller
Derby World Cup.
She wishes she could be here, but
is having a choice time,'' Skandal
The teams stayed up to watch New
Zealand lose to France in Toronto
and be placed eighth in the world.
New Zealand won their match
against Scotland, but lost to eventual
world champions the United States
377-8. The American team comprised
the fastest flat track skaters in the
There are now 70 roller derby
leagues in New Zealand. Two years
ago, there were just a handful.
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