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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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Currow, D. C., Currow, D. C., Murtagh, F. E., Oliver, A., Baddeley, E., Bravington, A., …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.

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.

Understanding usual care in randomised controlled trials of complex interventions: A multi-method approach (2020)
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Evans, C. J., Yorganci, E., Evans, C. J., Johnson, H., Barclay, S., Murtagh, F. E., …Koffman, J. (2020). Understanding usual care in randomised controlled trials of complex interventions: A multi-method approach. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320905064

Background Evaluations of complex interventions compared to usual care provided in palliative care are increasing. Not describing usual care may affect the interpretation of an intervention’s effectiveness, yet how it can be described remains unclear... Read More about Understanding usual care in randomised controlled trials of complex interventions: A multi-method approach.

Considerations on equity in management of end-stage kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries (2020)
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Van Biesen, W., Jha, V., Abu-Alfa, A. K., Andreoli, S. P., Ashuntantang, G., Bernieh, B., …Garcia Garcia, G. (2020). Considerations on equity in management of end-stage kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries. Kidney International Supplements, 10(1), e63-e71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kisu.2019.11.004

Achievement of equity in health requires development of a health system in which everyone has a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential. The current, large country-level variation in the reported incidence and prevalence of treated end... Read More about Considerations on equity in management of end-stage kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries.