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Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study (2019)
Journal Article
Buture, A., Boland, J. W., Ahmed, F., & Dikomitis, L. (2019). Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 12, 691-698. https://doi.org/10.2147/jmdh.s207128

Introduction and objective: The diagnosis of primary headaches is based on the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3). Cluster headache (CH), a debilitating primary headache, is often misdiagnosed as migraine. In the absence of b... Read More about Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study.

Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: imaging and neuropeptide studies (2019)
Journal Article
Buture, A., Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L., & Ahmed, F. (2019). Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: imaging and neuropeptide studies. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 269-281. https://doi.org/10.2147/jpr.s175312

Objective: Cluster headache (CH) is the most severe primary headache condition. Its pathophysiology is multifaceted and incompletely understood. This review brings together the latest neuroimaging and neuropeptide evidence on the pathophysiology of C... Read More about Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: imaging and neuropeptide studies.

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 about Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache.

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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001110

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 about Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays.

Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences (2015)
Journal Article
Dikomitis, L., Green, T., & Macleod, U. (2015). Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences. Primary health care research & development, 16(6), 548-555. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423615000109

Aim: The purpose of this evaluation was to obtain views from general practitioners (GPs) who piloted the electronic risk assessment tools (eRATs) for suspected lung or colorectal cancer. We wanted to find out whether GPs were able to integrate these... Read More about Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences.


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