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Twelve tips for developing palliative care teaching in an undergraduate curriculum for medical students (2019)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Barclay, S., & Gibbins, J. (in press). Twelve tips for developing palliative care teaching in an undergraduate curriculum for medical students. Medical Teacher, 1-7. doi:10.1080/0142159x.2018.1533243

Palliative care is the holistic care of patients with advanced, progressive incurable illness. Palliative care is well recognized as an essential component of medical student curricula. However, teaching is variable within medical schools. Using curr... Read More

Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Hukins, D., Macleod, U., & Boland, J. W. (in press). Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, doi:10.1007/s00228-018-02612-x

Purpose Older people with dementia are at risk of adverse events associated with potentially inappropriate prescribing. Aim: to describe (1) how international tools designed to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing have been used in studies... Read More

Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache (2018)
Journal Article
Buture, A., Ahmed, F., Dikomitis, L., & Boland, J. W. (2018). Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache. Neurological Sciences, 40(1), 25–39. doi:10.1007/s10072-018-3598-5

Introduction Patients with cluster headache (CH), the most common trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, often face delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and mismanagement. Objectives To identify, appraise and synthesise clinical studies on the delays in diagn... Read More

In silico (computed) modelling of doses and dosing regimens associated with morphine levels above international legal driving limits (2018)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Johnson, M., Ferreira, D., & Berry, D. J. (2018). In silico (computed) modelling of doses and dosing regimens associated with morphine levels above international legal driving limits. Palliative medicine, 32(7), 1222-1232. doi:10.1177/0269216318773956

Background: Morphine can cause central nervous system side effects which impair driving skills. The legal blood morphine concentration limit for driving is 20 µg/L in France/Poland/Netherlands and 80 µg/L in England/Wales. There is no guidance as to... Read More

Psychometric validation of the needs assessment tool: Progressive disease in interstitial lung disease (2017)
Journal Article
Johnson, M. J., Jamali, A., Ross, J., Fairhurst, C., Boland, J., Reigada, C., …Yorke, J. (2018). Psychometric validation of the needs assessment tool: Progressive disease in interstitial lung disease. Thorax, 73(9), 880-883. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210911

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. The inter-rater/test-retest reliability and construct validity... Read More

Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care: Net effect of haloperidol for nausea or vomiting (2017)
Journal Article
Digges, M., Hussein, A., Wilcock, A., Crawford, G. B., Boland, J. W., Agar, M. R., …Johnson, M. J. (2018). Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care: Net effect of haloperidol for nausea or vomiting. Journal of palliative medicine, 21(1), (37-43). doi:10.1089/jpm.2017.0159. ISSN 1096-6218

Background Haloperidol is widely prescribed as an anti-emetic in patients receiving palliative care, but there is limited evidence to support and refine its use. Objective To explore the immediate and short-term net clinical effects of haloperidol wh... Read More

Influence of opioids on immune function in patients with cancer pain: from bench to bedside (2017)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., & Pockley, A. G. (in press). Influence of opioids on immune function in patients with cancer pain: from bench to bedside. British Journal of Pharmacology, 175(14), (2726-2736). doi:10.1111/bph.13903. ISSN 0007-1188

In patients with cancer, opioids are principally used for the management of acute surgical and chronic cancer-related pain. However, opioids have many non-analgesic effects, including direct and indirect effects on cancer cells and on anti-tumour imm... Read More

Clinically relevant concentrations of opioids for in vitro studies (2016)
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Boland, J. W., & Pockley, A. G. (2016). Clinically relevant concentrations of opioids for in vitro studies. Journal of Opioid Management, 12(5), 313-321. doi:10.5055/jom.2016.0348

© 2016 Journal of Opioid Management, All Rights Reserved. Objectives: Numerous in vitro studies have evaluated the influence of opioids on many biological and immunological processes. The concentrations that have been used in these studies span a lar... Read More

Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays (2016)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L., & Gadoud, A. (2016). Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 6(4), (486-492). doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001110. ISSN 2045-435X

Background: Medical students and doctors are becoming better prepared to care for patients with palliative care needs and support patients at the end of life. This preparation needs to start at medical school. Objective: To assess how medical student... Read More