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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..

Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication (2020)
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Pymer, S., Ibeggazene, S., Palmer, J., Smith, G., Carroll, S., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. (in press). Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention,

Considering the Feasibility, Tolerability and Safety of High-Intensity Interval Training as a Novel Treatment for Patients with Intermittent Claudication. Structured Abstract Purpose: This study assessed the feasibility, tolerability, safety and... Read More about Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication.

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.

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. (in press). The Relationship between Maternal Personality Disorder and Early Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

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.

COVID-19: Guidance on Palliative care from a European Respiratory Society International Task Force (2020)
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Janssen, D. J. A., Ekström, M., Currow, D. C., Johnson, M. J., Maddocks, M., Simonds, A. K., …Marsaa, K. (in press). COVID-19: Guidance on Palliative care from a European Respiratory Society International Task Force. European respiratory journal, 2002583. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.02583-2020

Background: Many people are dying from COVID-19, but consensus guidance on palliative care in COVID-19 is lacking. This new life-threatening disease has put healthcare systems under pressure, with increased need of palliative care provided to many pa... Read More about COVID-19: Guidance on Palliative care from a European Respiratory Society International Task Force.

Effect of Flash Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes-Related Distress, and Resource Utilization in the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Audit (2020)
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Deshmukh, H., Wilmot, E. G., Gregory, R., Barnes, D., Narendran, P., Saunders, S., …Sathyapalan, T. (in press). Effect of Flash Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes-Related Distress, and Resource Utilization in the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Audit. Diabetes Care, https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-0738

OBJECTIVE The FreeStyle Libre (FSL) flash glucose-monitoring device was made available on the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) drug tariff in 2017. This study aims to explore the U.K. real-world experience of FSL and the impact on glycemic control,... Read More about Effect of Flash Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes-Related Distress, and Resource Utilization in the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Audit.

Health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition: a protocol for comparative cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (2020)
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Fraser, L. K., Murtagh, F. E., Sheldon, T., Gilbody, S., & Hewitt, C. (2020). Health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition: a protocol for comparative cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. BMJ open, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034024

INTRODUCTION: There are now nearly 50 000 children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition in the UK. These include conditions where there is no reasonable hope of cure and from which they will die, as well as conditions for which curative... Read More about Health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition: a protocol for comparative cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

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.

Opioids for breathlessness: a narrative review (2020)
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Currow, D. C., Johnson, M. J., Pollack, A., Ferreira, D. H., Kochovska, S., Ekström, M., & Harrison, C. (2020). Opioids for breathlessness: a narrative review. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002314

ABSTRACT Chronic breathlessness is a disabling and distressing condition for which there is a growing evidence base for a range of interventions. Non-pharmacological interventions are the mainstay of management and should be optimised prior to use... Read More about Opioids for breathlessness: a narrative review.

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..

Diminution in sperm quantity and quality in mouse models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy induced by a myostatin-based muscle growth-promoting intervention (2020)
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Vaughan, D., Kretz, O., Alqallaf, A., Mitchell, R., von der Heide, J., Vaiyapuri, S., …Patel, K. (in press). Diminution in sperm quantity and quality in mouse models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy induced by a myostatin-based muscle growth-promoting intervention. European Journal of Translational Myology, 30(2), 276-285. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.0.8904

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating disease caused by the absence of a functional rod-shaped cytoplasmic protein called dystrophin. Several avenues are being developed aimed to restore dystrophin expression in boys affected by this X-linked... Read More about Diminution in sperm quantity and quality in mouse models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy induced by a myostatin-based muscle growth-promoting intervention.

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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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 Control 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 Control Trial.

Title: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing burden from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (2020)
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Luckett, T., San Martin, A., Currow, D. C., Johnson, M. J., Barnes-Harris, M. M. M., & Phillips, J. L. (in press). Title: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing burden from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Palliative medicine,

Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are both life-limiting diseases that confer burden in the form of symptoms and impacts on functioning and quality of life. Comparing burden between these diseases is of interest... Read More about Title: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing burden from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Patients’ and caregivers’ experiences of driving with chronic breathlessness before and after regular low-dose sustained-release morphine: A qualitative study (2020)
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Ferreira, D. H., Boland, J. W., Kochovska, S., Honson, A., Phillips, J. L., & Currow, D. C. (in press). Patients’ and caregivers’ experiences of driving with chronic breathlessness before and after regular low-dose sustained-release morphine: A qualitative study. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320929549

Background: Chronic breathlessness is a disabling syndrome that profoundly impacts patients’ and caregivers’ lives. Driving is important for most people, including those with advanced disease. Regular, low-dose, sustained-release morphine safely red... Read More about Patients’ and caregivers’ experiences of driving with chronic breathlessness before and after regular low-dose sustained-release morphine: A qualitative study.

Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective (2020)
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Turner, A., Veysey, M., Keely, S., Scarlett, C. J., Lucock, M., & Beckett, E. L. (2020). Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114094

Intense sweeteners (IS) are often marketed as a healthier alternative to sugars, with the potential to aid in combating the worldwide rise of diabetes and obesity. However, their use has been counterintuitively associated with impaired glucose homeos... Read More about Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective.

Identification of patients with potential palliative care needs: a systematic review of screening tools in primary care (2020)
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ElMokhallalati, Y., Bradley, S. H., Chapman, E., Ziegler, L., Murtagh, F. E., Johnson, M. J., & Bennett, M. I. (in press). Identification of patients with potential palliative care needs: a systematic review of screening tools in primary care. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320929552

Background Despite increasing evidence of the benefits of early access to palliative care, many patients do not receive palliative care in a timely manner. A systematic approach in primary care can facilitate earlier identification of patients with... Read More about Identification of patients with potential palliative care needs: a systematic review of screening tools in primary care.

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.

Development of a Core Outcome Set to use in the Research and Assessment of Malignant Bowel Obstruction: protocol for the RAMBO study (2020)
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Baddeley, E., Bravington, A., Johnson, M., Currow, D., Murtagh, F., Boland, E., …Boland, J. (2020). Development of a Core Outcome Set to use in the Research and Assessment of Malignant Bowel Obstruction: protocol for the RAMBO study. BMJ open, 10(6), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039154

Introduction: Studies regarding the management of malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) report conflicting findings. This is partly due to different outcome measures being used to evaluate severity of MBO and the response to treatments. Furthermore, curr... Read More about Development of a Core Outcome Set to use in the Research and Assessment of Malignant Bowel Obstruction: protocol for the RAMBO study.


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