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Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. (2020)
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Danopoulos, E., Twiddy, M., & Rotchell, J. (2020). Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. PloS one, 15(7),

Background Microplastics (MPs) are omnipresent in the environment, including the human food chain; a likely important contributor to human exposure is drinking water. Objective To undertake a systematic review of MP contamination of drinking water... Read More about Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review..

Searching for Programme Theories for a realist evaluation: A case study comparing an academic database search and a simple Google search (2020)
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Coleman, S., Wright, J. M., Nixon, J., Schoonhoven, L., Twiddy, M., & Greenhalgh, J. (in press). Searching for Programme Theories for a realist evaluation: A case study comparing an academic database search and a simple Google search. BMC Medical Research Methodology,

Background Realist methodologies are increasingly being used to evaluate complex interventions in health and social care. Programme theory (ideas and assumptions of how a particular intervention works) development is the first step in a realist eval... Read More about Searching for Programme Theories for a realist evaluation: A case study comparing an academic database search and a simple Google search.

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.

Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery in the Acute Setting (LaCeS Trial): A multicentre, randomised controlled feasibility trial. (2020)
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Harji, D., Marshall, H., Gordon, K., Twiddy, M., Pullan, A., Meads, D., …Brown, J. (in press). Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery in the Acute Setting (LaCeS Trial): A multicentre, randomised controlled feasibility trial. British journal of surgery, https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11703

Abstract Background Approximately 30,000 people per annum undergo major, emergency abdominal, gastrointestinal surgery, of which 36% (~10,800) are carried out for emergency colorectal pathology. Approximately 14% of all patients requiring emergency... Read More about Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery in the Acute Setting (LaCeS Trial): A multicentre, randomised controlled feasibility trial..


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