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A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol (2022)
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Northgraves, M., Allsup, D., Cohen, J., Huang, C., Turgoose, J., & Ali, S. (2022). A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol. PLoS ONE, 17(2), Article e0263195. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263195

Background Acute leukaemias (AL) are aggressive but potentially curable blood cancers that can potentially affect women of childbearing age. When a pregnancy is complicated by a diagnosis of AL, clinicians face a complex dilemma: to balance risking... Read More about A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol.

A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol (2022)
Journal Article
Northgraves, M., Allsup, D., Cohen, J., Huang, C., Turgoose, J., & Ali, S. (2022). A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol. PLoS ONE, 17(2), Article e0263195. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263195

Background Acute leukaemias (AL) are aggressive but potentially curable blood cancers that can potentially affect women of childbearing age. When a pregnancy is complicated by a diagnosis of AL, clinicians face a complex dilemma: to balance risking t... Read More about A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol.

Biomarker-guided duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Children Hospitalised with confirmed or suspected bacterial infection (BATCH): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2022)
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Waldron, C., Thomas-Jones, E., Bernatoniene, J., Brookes-Howell, L., Faust, S. N., Harris, D., …Carrol, E. D. (2022). Biomarker-guided duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Children Hospitalised with confirmed or suspected bacterial infection (BATCH): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047490

Introduction Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker more specific for bacterial infection and responds quicker than other commonly used biomarkers such as C reactive protein, but is not routinely used in the National Health Service (NHS). Studies mainly... Read More about Biomarker-guided duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Children Hospitalised with confirmed or suspected bacterial infection (BATCH): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Development, implementation and evaluation of an early warning system improvement programme for children in hospital: the PUMA mixed-methods study (2022)
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Allen, D., Lloyd, A., Edwards, D., Grant, A., Hood, K., Huang, C., …Roland, D. (2022). Development, implementation and evaluation of an early warning system improvement programme for children in hospital: the PUMA mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 10(1), 307. https://doi.org/10.3310/CHCK4556

Background The Paediatric early warning system Utilisation and Morbidity Avoidance (PUMA) study was commissioned to develop, implement and evaluate a paediatric track-and-trigger tool for widespread adoption. Following findings from three systematic... Read More about Development, implementation and evaluation of an early warning system improvement programme for children in hospital: the PUMA mixed-methods study.

Development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based paediatric early warning system improvement programme: the PUMA mixed methods study (2022)
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Allen, D., Lloyd, A., Edwards, D., Hood, K., Huang, C., Hughes, J., …Roland, D. (2022). Development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based paediatric early warning system improvement programme: the PUMA mixed methods study. BMC health services research, 22(1), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07314-2

Background: Paediatric mortality rates in the United Kingdom are amongst the highest in Europe. Clinically missed deterioration is a contributory factor. Evidence to support any single intervention to address this problem is limited, but a cumulative... Read More about Development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based paediatric early warning system improvement programme: the PUMA mixed methods study.

Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers (2021)
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Johnson, M., Huang, C., Chen, H., Jones, L., & Twiddy, M. (in press). Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003438

Objectives: Men living with prostate cancer have supportive and palliative needs. However, few studies detail unmet needs (vs quality of life measurement) or include data from those with advanced disease. We aimed to identify unmet needs of people li... Read More about Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers.

Simplification or simulation: power calculation in clinical trials (2021)
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Huang, C., Li, P., & Martin, C. R. (2022). Simplification or simulation: power calculation in clinical trials. Contemporary clinical trials, 113, Article 106663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106663

Background and objectives: A justifiable sample size is essential at trial design stage. Generally this task is completed by forming the main research question into a statistical procedure and then implementing the published formulae or software pack... Read More about Simplification or simulation: power calculation in clinical trials.

The Tokophobia Severity Scale (TSS): measurement model, power and sample size considerations (2021)
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Martin, C. R., Jones, C., Huang, C., Jomeen, J., Boubert, L., & Marshall, C. A. (in press). The Tokophobia Severity Scale (TSS): measurement model, power and sample size considerations. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2021.1931070

Objective: To examine the measurement model of the Tokophobia Severity Scale and consider issues of statistical power and sample size from the original instrument development study. Background: Fear of childbirth (FoC) and tokophobia represents an ar... Read More about The Tokophobia Severity Scale (TSS): measurement model, power and sample size considerations.

Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention for pregnant women with obesity on weight at 12 months postpartum (2021)
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Robles, J. A., Simpson, S. A., Coulman, E., Gallagher, D., Jewell, K., Cohen, D., …Playle, R. (2021). Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention for pregnant women with obesity on weight at 12 months postpartum. International journal of obesity, 45(8), 1728-1739. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-021-00835-0

Objective: To assess whether a weight management intervention for pregnant women with obesity was effective in reducing body mass index (BMI) 12 months after giving birth. Methods: Pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) with embedded co... Read More about Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention for pregnant women with obesity on weight at 12 months postpartum.

Do patient characteristics matter when calculating sample size for eczema clinical trials? (2021)
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Howells, L., Gran, S., Chalmers, J., Stuart, B., Santer, M., Bradshaw, L., …Thomas, K. (2021). Do patient characteristics matter when calculating sample size for eczema clinical trials?. Skin Health and Disease, 1(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/ski2.42

Background The Patient-Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) is the core outcome instrument recommended for measuring patient-reported atopic eczema symptoms in clinical trials. To ensure that the statistical significance of clinical trial results is meani... Read More about Do patient characteristics matter when calculating sample size for eczema clinical trials?.

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. (2021). Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 56(1), 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agaa086

© The Author(s) 2020. Medical Council on Alcohol and Oxford University Press. AIMS: We assessed the relationship between specialist and non-specialist admissions for alcohol withdrawal since the introduction of the UK government Health and Social Car... 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., 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.

Letter in Response to Grobler AC, Lee K. Intention-To-Treat Analyses for Randomized Controlled Trials in Hospice/Palliative Care Enhanced by Principled Methods to Handle Missing Data (2020)
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Huang, C., Kochovska, S., & Currow, D. C. (2020). Letter in Response to Grobler AC, Lee K. Intention-To-Treat Analyses for Randomized Controlled Trials in Hospice/Palliative Care Enhanced by Principled Methods to Handle Missing Data. Journal of pain and symptom management, 60(4), e30-e31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.004

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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Nicholls, A. R., Morley, D., Thompson, M. A., Huang, C., Abt, G., Rothwell, M., …Ntoumanis, N. (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.