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Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (2019)
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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., Huang, C., & Chetter, I. C. (2019). Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013407

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of prehabilitation (preoperative exercise, either alone or in combination with nutritional or psychological interventions or both)... Read More

Anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin and some of its analogues in the heart (2019)
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Gorabi, A. M., Hajighasemi, S., Kiaie, N., Rosano, G. M. C., Sathyapalan, T., Al-Rasadi, K., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin and some of its analogues in the heart. Heart Failure Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-019-09854-6

Cardiac fibrosis stems from the changes in the expression of fibrotic genes in cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) in response to the tissue damage induced by various cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) leading to their transformation into active myofibroblasts, wh... Read More

Alterations in long non‐coding RNAs in women with and without Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (2019)
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Butler, A. E., Hayat, S., Dargam, S. R., Malek, J. A., Abdullah, S. A., Mahmoud, Y. A., …Atkin, S. L. (2019). Alterations in long non‐coding RNAs in women with and without Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology, https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.14087

Long non‐coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are RNA transcripts over 200 nucleotides long that are not translated into protein; however, there is increasing evidence of their regulatory functions. To date, there are few studies measuring lncRNA in control women o... Read More

Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness (2019)
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Booth, S., & Johnson, M. J. (2019). Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness. Breathe, 15(3), 198-215. https://doi.org/10.1183/20734735.0200-2019

Advanced respiratory disease (ARD) imposes a greater symptom burden than many cancers but without comparable recognition of the need for supportive and palliative care or the infrastructure for its systematic delivery. Consequently, many people with... Read More

The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects (2019)
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Al-Qaissi, A., Alqarni, S., Javed, Z., Atkin, S. L., Sathyapalan, T., Vince, R., & Madden, L. A. (2019). The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects. Endocrine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-019-02059-9

Background A retrospective analysis was carried out from patients and controls during the past 5 years from a series of studies investigating endothelial microparticles (MP). Methods In total, 319 samples from 207 individuals were included in th... Read More

Prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in ambulatory patients with heart failure (2019)
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Pellicori, P., Urbinati, A., Kaur, K., Zhang, J., Shah, P., Kazmi, S., …Clark, A. L. (2019). Prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in ambulatory patients with heart failure. The American journal of cardiology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.08.018

Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly co-exist. We aimed to determine the prevalence and incidence of AF in ambulatory patients with HF.

Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study (2019)
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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

Exercise training as a mediator for enhancing coronary collateral circulation: A review of the evidence (2019)
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Nickolay, T., Nichols, S., Ingle, L., & Hoye, A. (2019). Exercise training as a mediator for enhancing coronary collateral circulation: A review of the evidence. Current Cardiology Reviews, 15, https://doi.org/10.2174/1573403x15666190819144336

Coronary collateral vessels supply blood to areas of myocardium at risk after arterial occlusion. Flow through these channels is driven by a pressure gradient between the donor and occluded artery. Concomitant with increased collateral flow is an inc... Read More

Therapeutic effects of Crocin in autoimmune diseases: A review (2019)
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Korani, S., Korani, M., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Therapeutic effects of Crocin in autoimmune diseases: A review. BioFactors, https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1557

The immune system when acts against selfmolecules results in an imbalance in immunologic tolerance leading to the development of several autoimmune diseases (ADs) such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ulcerative colitis, type 1 diabetes, and multiple... Read More

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, https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12498

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

High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Chronic heart failure: Patient Characteristics, Phenotypes and mode of death (2019)
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Pellicori, P., Zhang, J., Cuthbert, J., Urbinati, A., Shah, P., Kazmi, S., …Cleland, J. (in press). High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Chronic heart failure: Patient Characteristics, Phenotypes and mode of death. Cardiovascular research, https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvz198

Aims: Plasma concentrations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) are often raised in chronic heart failure (CHF) and might indicate inflammatory processes that could be a therapeutic target. We aimed to study the associations between hsCRP,... Read More

The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study (2019)
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Sweeney, E., Yu, Z. M., Dummer, T. J. B., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Forbes, C., …Adisesh, A. (in press). The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-019-01459-8

Purpose To evaluate the relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift workers compared to non-shift workers. Methods A population health study was conducted with 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift workers fr... 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. (2019). Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliative medicine, 33(8), 1003-1016. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319859148

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

Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned (2019)
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White, C., Noble, S., Watson, M., Swan, F., Nelson, A., & Johnson, M. (2019). Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001820

Recruitment challenges to clinical research studies in palliative care settings, particularly in hospices, are well documented. However, a recent study (Hospice Inpatient Deep vein thrombosis Detection Study (HIDDen)) performed across five hospices... Read More

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

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

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

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. M., 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(JUN), https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00394

Copyright © 2019 Sathyapalan, Hobkirk, Javed, Carroll, Coady, Pemberton, Smith, Cianflone and Atkin. Background: Atorvastatin has been shown to improve cardiovascular risk (CVR) indices in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Low-grade chroni... Read More