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The effect of gefapixant, a P2X3 antagonist, on cough reflex sensitivity: A randomised placebo-controlled study (2019)
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Morice, A. H., Kitt, M. M., Ford, A. P., Tershakovec, A. M., Wu, W., Brindle, K., …Wright, C. (2019). The effect of gefapixant, a P2X3 antagonist, on cough reflex sensitivity: A randomised placebo-controlled study. The European respiratory journal, 54(1), https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00439-2019

We evaluated the effect of gefapixant on cough reflex sensitivity to evoked tussive challenge. In this phase 2, double-blind, two-period study, patients with chronic cough (CC) and healthy volunteers (HV) were randomised to single-dose gefapixant... Read More

Is weight loss harmful for skeletal health in obese older adults? (2019)
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Papageorgiou, M., Kerschan-Schindl, K., Sathyapalan, T., & Pietschmann, P. (2019). Is weight loss harmful for skeletal health in obese older adults?. Gerontology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1159/000500779

Purpose of Review: In view of the existing uncertainty about the implications of intentional weight loss in older obese adults, the present review (a) summarizes the available evidence from epidemiological and interventional studies concerning the ef... Read More

Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: a mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey (2019)
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Firth, A. M., O’Brien, S. M., Guo, P., Seymour, J., Richardson, H., Bridges, C., …Murtagh, F. E. (2019). Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: a mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319858237

Background: Specialist palliative care services have various configurations of staff, processes and interventions, which determine how care is delivered. Currently, there is no consistent way to define and distinguish these different models of care.... Read More

T-type Ca 2+ channel blocker mibefradil blocks ORAI channels via acting on extracellular surface (2019)
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Li, P., Rubaiy, H. N., Chen, G., Hallett, T., Zaibi, N., Zeng, B., …Xu, S. (in press). T-type Ca 2+ channel blocker mibefradil blocks ORAI channels via acting on extracellular surface. British Journal of Pharmacology, https://doi.org/10.1111/bph.14788

Background and purpose Mibefradil (Mib), a T‐type Ca2+ channel blocker, has been investigated for treating solid tumours. However, its underlying mechanisms are still unclear. Here we aimed to investigate the pharmacological aspect of Mib on ORAI st... Read More

Clustering of 27,525,663 death records from the United States based on health conditions associated with death: an example of big health data exploration (2019)
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Janssen, D. J., Rechberger, S., Wouters, E. F., Schols, J. M., Johnson, M. J., Currow, D. C., …Spruit, M. A. (2019). Clustering of 27,525,663 death records from the United States based on health conditions associated with death: an example of big health data exploration. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8070922

Background: Insight into health conditions associated with death can inform healthcare policy. We aimed to cluster 27,525,663 deceased people based on the health conditions associated with death to study the associations between the health condition... Read More

The Effect of Atorvastatin (and Subsequent Metformin) on Adipose Tissue Acylation-Stimulatory-Protein Concentration and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Overweight/Obese Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2019)
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Sathyapalan, T., Hobkirk, J. P., Javed, Z., Carroll, S., Coady, A., Pemberton, P., …Atkin, S. L. (2019). The Effect of Atorvastatin (and Subsequent Metformin) on Adipose Tissue Acylation-Stimulatory-Protein Concentration and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Overweight/Obese Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00394

Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomised placebo-controlled trial (2019)
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Johnson, M., Cockayne, S., Currow, D., Bell, K., Hicks, K., Fairhurst, C., …Clark, A. (in press). Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. ESC Heart Failure,

ABSTRACT Aims: Morphine is shown to relieve chronic breathless in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There are no definitive data in people with heart failure. We aimed to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 12 weeks’ morphine... Read More

Budesonide treatment for microscopic colitis: systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
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Sebastian, S., Wilhelm, A., Lisle, J., Myers, S., & Veysey, M. (in press). Budesonide treatment for microscopic colitis: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, https://doi.org/10.1097/MEG.0000000000001456

Microscopic colitis (MC), encompassing lymphocytic and collagenous colitis, is a common cause for chronic nonbloody diarrhoea, which impacts significantly on the quality of life for patients. Despite increasing awareness of the condition and its trea... Read More

Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited (2019)
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Keshavarzi, Z., Shakeri, F., Barreto, G. E., Bibak, B., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (in press). Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited. BioFactors, https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1516

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most prevalent health problem affecting all age groups, and leads to many secondary problems in other organs especially kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and heart function. In this review, the search terms were TBI... Read More

The effect of high-fat diet on the morphological properties of the forelimb musculature in hypertrophic myostatin null mice (2019)
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Elashry, M. I., Eldaey, A., Glenske, K., Matsakas, A., Wenisch, S., Arnhold, S., & Patel, K. (2019). The effect of high-fat diet on the morphological properties of the forelimb musculature in hypertrophic myostatin null mice. Journal of anatomy, https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13025

Obesity is a worldwide nutritional disorder affecting body performance including skeletal muscle. Inhibition of myostatin not only increases the muscle mass but also it reduces body fat accumulation. We examined the effect of high-fat diet on the phe... Read More

Early lifecycle UV‐exposure calibrates adult vitamin D metabolism: Evidence for a developmentally originated vitamin D homeostat that may alter related adult phenotypes (2019)
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Lucock, M., Thota, R., Garg, M., Martin, C., Jones, P., Furst, J., …Beckett, E. (in press). Early lifecycle UV‐exposure calibrates adult vitamin D metabolism: Evidence for a developmentally originated vitamin D homeostat that may alter related adult phenotypes. American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23272

Objectives Within the Developmental Origins of Adult Disease (DOHaD) model, early life environmental exposures can confer a long‐term legacy on human health. This mechanism may be adaptive or maladaptive depending on lifestyle circumstances. This ar... Read More

Efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (PIONEER 5): a placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3a trial (2019)
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Mosenzon, O., Blicher, T. M., Rosenlund, S., Eriksson, J. W., Heller, S., Hels, O. H., …Zhdanova, E. (2019). Efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (PIONEER 5): a placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3a trial. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 7(7), 515-527. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2213-8587%2819%2930192-5

Background Oral semaglutide is the first oral glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with renal impairment, restricting treatment options. We ai... Read More

Reduced iron in diabetic wounds: An oxidative stress-dependent role for STEAP3 in extracellular matrix deposition and remodelling (2019)
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Wilkinson, H. N., Upson, S. E., Banyard, K. L., Knight, R., Mace, K. A., & Hardman, M. J. (2019). Reduced iron in diabetic wounds: An oxidative stress-dependent role for STEAP3 in extracellular matrix deposition and remodelling. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2019.05.014

Iron is crucial for maintaining normal bodily function, with well-documented roles in erythropoiesis, haemostasis and inflammation. Despite this, little is known about the temporal regulation of iron during wound healing, nor how iron contributes to... Read More

Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: a systematic review and narrative synthesis (2019)
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Datla, S., Verberkt, C. A., Hoye, A., Janssen, D., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliative medicine,

Background: Despite recommendations, people with heart failure have poor access to palliative care. Aim: To identify the evidence in relation to palliative care for people with symptomatic heart failure. Design: Systematic review and narrative synt... Read More

Molecular mechanisms of trehalose in modulating glucose homeostasis in diabetes (2019)
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Yaribeygi, H., Yaribeygi, A., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Molecular mechanisms of trehalose in modulating glucose homeostasis in diabetes. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 13(3), 2214-2218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2019.05.023

Diabetes mellitus is the most prevalent metabolic disorder contributing to significant morbidity and mortality in humans. Many preventative and therapeutic agents have been developed for normalizing glycemic profile in patients with diabetes. In addi... Read More

The effects of soy protein and cocoa with or without isoflavones on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study (2019)
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Konya, J., Sathyapalan, T., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effects of soy protein and cocoa with or without isoflavones on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00296

Objective: Soy and cocoa have been suggested to be beneficial for diabetes. The aim of this study was to identify the effects of soy protein, isoflavones, and cocoa on glycemic control parameters. Research design and methods: The study was a paral... Read More

Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood (2019)
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Das, A. A., Medlock, J., Liang, H., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 7(22), 3497-3504. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tb00679f

We report a large scale preparation of bioimprints of layers of cultured human leukemic HL60 cells which can perform cell shape and size recognition from a mixture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We demonstrate that the bioimprint-ce... Read More

Lipids and insulin regulate mitochondrial‐derived peptide ( MOTS ‐c) in PCOS and healthy subjects (2019)
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Ramanjaneya, M., Jerobin, J., Bettahi, I., Bensila, M., Aye, M., Siveen, K. S., …Atkin, S. L. (2019). Lipids and insulin regulate mitochondrial‐derived peptide ( MOTS ‐c) in PCOS and healthy subjects. Clinical Endocrinology, https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.14007

Objective Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance (IR). MOTS‐c, a mitochondrial peptide, promotes insulin sensitivity (IS) through activating AKT and A... Read More

The Ratio of Factor VIIa:Tissue Factor Content within Microvesicles Determines the Differential Influence on Endothelial Cells (2019)
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Madkhali, Y., Featherby, S., Collier, M., Maraveyas, A., Greenman, J., & Ettelaie, C. (2019). The Ratio of Factor VIIa:Tissue Factor Content within Microvesicles Determines the Differential Influence on Endothelial Cells. TH Open, 03(02), e132-e145. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1688934

Tissue factor (TF)-positive microvesicles from various sources can promote cellular proliferation or alternatively induce apoptosis, but the determining factors are unknown. In this study the hypothesis that the ratio of fVIIa:TF within microvesicles... Read More

Gene expression and metabolic response of bovine oviduct epithelial cells to the early embryo (2019)
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Hamdi, M., Sánchez-Calabuig, M. J., Rodríguez-Alonso, B., Bagés-Arnal, S., Roussi, K., Sturmey, R., …Rizos, D. (2019). Gene expression and metabolic response of bovine oviduct epithelial cells to the early embryo. Reproduction, 158(1), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1530/REP-18-0561

During its journey through the oviduct, the bovine embryo may induce transcriptomic and metabolic responses, via direct or indirect contact, from bovine oviduct epithelial cells (BOEC). An in vitro model using polyester mesh was established, allowing... Read More