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Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments (2020)
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Martin, C., Jones, C., Marshall, C., Huang, C., Reeve, J., Fleming, M., …Jomeen, J. (in press). Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1861226

Objective: To evaluate empirically the degree of content overlap between four self-report measures of fear of childbirth (FoC) identified as ‘best in class’ by a recent review. Background: FoC and tokophobia is an area of increasing clinical conce... Read More about Fear of childbirth measurement: Appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments.

Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review) (2020)
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Harwood, A. E., Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2020). Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review). The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2020(9), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013407.pub2

Copyright © 2020 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a type of cardiovascular disease where the blood vessels that carry the blood to the legs are hardened and... Read More about Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review).

Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship (2020)
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Phillips, T., Huang, C., Roberts, E., & Drummond, C. (in press). Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship. Alcohol and Alcoholism, https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agaa086

Aims We assessed the relationship between specialist and non-specialist admissions for alcohol withdrawal since the introduction of the UK government Health and Social Care Act in 2012. Methods Using publicly available national data sets from 20... Read More about Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship.

The relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2020)
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Marshall, C. A., Martin, C. R., Marshall, C., Jomeen, J., Huang, C., & Martin, C. (2020). The relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165778

Title: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes. Background: Women with personality disorder are at risk of social and emotional problems which impact deleteriously on eve... Read More about The relationship between maternal personality disorder and early birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Minimal clinically important differences in average, best, worst and current intensity and unpleasantness of chronic breathlessness (2020)
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Ekström, M., Johnson, M. J., Huang, C., & Currow, D. C. (2020). Minimal clinically important differences in average, best, worst and current intensity and unpleasantness of chronic breathlessness. European respiratory journal, 56(2), https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.02202-2019

Copyright ©ERS 2020. BACKGROUND: Chronic breathlessness has devastating consequences. The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for current intensity has been estimated as 9 mm on a 100-mm visual analogue scale (VAS). We aimed to determine M... Read More about Minimal clinically important differences in average, best, worst and current intensity and unpleasantness of chronic breathlessness.

high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study (2020)
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Pymer, S., Harwood, A., Ibeggazene, S., McGregor, G., Huang, C., Twiddy, M., …Chetter, I. C. (2020). high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study. BMJ open, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038825

Introduction: The first-line recommended treatment for patients with intermittent claudication (IC), is a supervised exercise programme (SEP), which includes a minimum of 2 hours exercise per week over a 12-week period. However, provision, uptake, an... Read More about high INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): protocol for a multi-centre, proof-of-concept, prospective interventional study.

The effects of the iPlayClean education programme on doping attitudes and susceptibility to use banned substances among high-level adolescent athletes from the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Thompson, M. A., Morley, D., Abt, G., Nicholls, A. R., Rothwell, M., Cope, E., …Huang, C. (2020). The effects of the iPlayClean education programme on doping attitudes and susceptibility to use banned substances among high-level adolescent athletes from the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Drug Policy, 82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102820

Background: This study examined the effects of the iPlayClean anti-doping intervention on attitudes towards doping and susceptibility, and whether delivery mode affected the results. Methods: A total of 1,081 high-level UK athletes (14-18 years old... Read More about The effects of the iPlayClean education programme on doping attitudes and susceptibility to use banned substances among high-level adolescent athletes from the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial.

The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial (2020)
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Nicholls, A., Morley, D., Thompson, M. A., Huang, C., Abt, G., Rothwell, M., …Ntoumanis, N. (in press). The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial. International Journal of Drug Policy,

Background: This study examined the effects of the iPlayClean anti-doping intervention on attitudes towards doping and susceptibility, and whether delivery mode affected the results. Methods: A total of 1,081 high-level UK athletes (14-18 years old... Read More about The Effects of the iPlayClean Education Programme on Doping Attitudes and Susceptibility to use Banned Substances among High-Level Adolescent Athletes from the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Control Trial.

A randomised Phase II trial of carboplatin and gemcitabine ± vandetanib in first-line treatment of patients with advanced urothelial cell cancer not suitable to receive cisplatin (2020)
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Jones, R., Crabb, S., Chester, J., Elliott, T., Huddart, R., Birtle, A., …Griffiths, G. (2020). A randomised Phase II trial of carboplatin and gemcitabine ± vandetanib in first-line treatment of patients with advanced urothelial cell cancer not suitable to receive cisplatin. BJU international, 126(2), 292-299. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.15096

Objectives To assess the efficacy and tolerability of the dual epidermal growth factor receptor/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitor, vandetanib, in combination with carboplatin and gemcitabine in the first‐line treatment of patient... Read More about A randomised Phase II trial of carboplatin and gemcitabine ± vandetanib in first-line treatment of patients with advanced urothelial cell cancer not suitable to receive cisplatin.

Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention. (2019)
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Currow, D. C., Higginson, I. J., Portenoy, R. K., Hussain, J. A., Kochovska, S., Huang, C., …Currow, D. C. (2019). Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention. Journal of pain and symptom management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.10.026

Introduction Minimising bias in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) includes intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses. Hospice/palliative care RCTs are constrained by high attrition unpredictable when consenting, including withdrawals between randomisati... Read More about Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention..

Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (2019)
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Smith, G. E., Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2019(9), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013407

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of prehabilitation (preoperative exercise, either alone or in combination with nutritional or psychological interventions or both)... Read More about Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease.

Validity and effectiveness of paediatric early warning systems and track and trigger tools for identifying and reducing clinical deterioration in hospitalised children: a systematic review (2019)
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Trubey, R., Huang, C., Lugg-Widger, F. V., Hood, K., Allen, D., Edwards, D., …Powell, C. (2019). Validity and effectiveness of paediatric early warning systems and track and trigger tools for identifying and reducing clinical deterioration in hospitalised children: a systematic review. BMJ open, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022105

Objective To assess (1) how well validated existing paediatric track and trigger tools (PTTT) are for predicting adverse outcomes in hospitalised children, and (2) how effective broader paediatric early warning systems are at reducing adverse outcome... Read More about Validity and effectiveness of paediatric early warning systems and track and trigger tools for identifying and reducing clinical deterioration in hospitalised children: a systematic review.

The relationship between red blood cell distribution width and metabolic syndrome in elderly Chinese: a cross-sectional study (2019)
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Yan, Z., Fan, Y., Meng, Z., Huang, C., Liu, M., Zhang, Q., …Jia, Q. (2019). The relationship between red blood cell distribution width and metabolic syndrome in elderly Chinese: a cross-sectional study. Lipids in Health and Disease, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-019-0978-7

Objective Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a group of risk factors which includes hypertension, hyperglycemia, abnormal cholesterol levels, and obesity. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter that reflects the heterogeneity of erythrocyte... Read More about The relationship between red blood cell distribution width and metabolic syndrome in elderly Chinese: a cross-sectional study.

Association between platelet distribution width with serum uric acid in Chinese population (2019)
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Liu, X., Wang, H., Huang, C., Meng, Z., Zhang, W., Li, Y., …Fan, Y. (2019). Association between platelet distribution width with serum uric acid in Chinese population. BioFactors, 45(3), 326-334. https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1491

Platelet distribution width (PDW) is a simple and inexpensive parameter, which could predict activation of coagulation efficiently. And it has been confirmed to have a significant role in many diseases. We aimed to explore the association between PDW... Read More about Association between platelet distribution width with serum uric acid in Chinese population.

Agreement between breathlessness severity and unpleasantness in people with chronic breathlessness: A longitudinal clinical study (2019)
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Ekström, M., Williams, M., Johnson, M. J., Huang, C., & Currow, D. C. (2019). Agreement between breathlessness severity and unpleasantness in people with chronic breathlessness: A longitudinal clinical study. Journal of pain and symptom management, 57(4), 715-723.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.01.001

Context Chronic breathlessness is a cardinal symptom in cardiopulmonary disease where both overall intensity or severity (S) and unpleasantness (U) are commonly quantified. Objective We aimed to evaluate agreement between breathlessness severity... Read More about Agreement between breathlessness severity and unpleasantness in people with chronic breathlessness: A longitudinal clinical study.

Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication (2018)
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Harwood, A. E., Totty, J. P., Pymer, S., Huang, C., Hitchman, L., Carradice, D., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 69(6), 1899-1908.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.10.065

Objective Intermittent claudication occurs in 20 % of the population over 70 and treatment includes a supervised exercise programme (SEP). Whilst there is evidence demonstrating walking improvements following a SEP there is conflicting data on the ph... Read More about Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication.

A validation and calibration process for self-reported tobacco use with participants’ cotinine levels: an example from the Building Blocks trial (2018)
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Huang, C., Roberts, Z., Cannings-John, R., Sanders, J., Pickett, K., Montgomery, A., & Robling, M. (in press). A validation and calibration process for self-reported tobacco use with participants’ cotinine levels: an example from the Building Blocks trial. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, doi:10.1093/ntr/nty232

Introduction: Reducing smoking in pregnancy was a primary outcome in our Building Blocks trial of the Family Nurse Partnership[1]. We calibrated maternal reports of smoking using cotinine values derived from urine samples to assess tobacco use [2]. T... Read More about A validation and calibration process for self-reported tobacco use with participants’ cotinine levels: an example from the Building Blocks trial.

A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in th (2018)
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Thomas-Jones, E., Lloyd, A., Roland, D., Sefton, G., Tume, L., Hood, K., …Powell, C. (2018). A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in the UK: Paediatric early warning system – utilisation and mortality avoidance– the PUMA study protocol. BMC Pediatrics, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1210-z

Background In hospital, staff need to routinely monitor patients to identify those who are seriously ill, so that they receive timely treatment to improve their condition. A Paediatric Early Warning System is a multi-faceted socio-technical system t... Read More about A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in th.

Determinants of physiological uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in palatine tonsils (2018)
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Birkin, E., Moore, K. S., Huang, C., Christopher, M., Rees, J. I., Jayaprakasam, V., & Fielding, P. A. (2018). Determinants of physiological uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in palatine tonsils. Medicine, 97(24), https://doi.org/10.1097/md.0000000000011040

To determine the extent of physiological variation of uptake of 18F-flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) within palatine tonsils. To define normal limits for side-to-side variation and characterize factors affecting tonsillar uptake of FDG. Over a period of 16... Read More about Determinants of physiological uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in palatine tonsils.