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Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research (2017)
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Kluger, B. M., Galifianakis, N. B., Carter, J. H., Johnson, M. J., Richfield, E. W., Kutner, J. S., …Miyasaki, J. (2017). Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 37, (19-26). doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.01.008. ISSN 1353-8020

Introduction: Palliative care is an approach to caring for patients and families affected by serious illnesses that focuses on the relief of suffering through the management of medical symptoms, psychosocial issues, advance care planning and spiritua... Read More about Palliative care and Parkinson's disease : meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research.

Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness : a systematic review (2016)
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Fearnley, R., & Boland, J. W. (2017). Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness : a systematic review. Palliative medicine, 31(3), 212-222. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316655736

Background: Communication between parents and their children about parental life-limiting illness is stressful. Parents want support from health-care professionals; however, the extent of this support is not known. Awareness of family’s needs would h... Read More about Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness : a systematic review.

Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study (2015)
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Martins, R. T., Currow, D., Abernethy, A. P., Johnson, M. J., Toson, B., & Eckert, D. J. (2016). Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study. Respirology : official journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, 21(2), 386-391. https://doi.org/10.1111/resp.12681

© 2015 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology. Background and objective The management of chronic refractory breathlessness is one of the indications for regular low-dose (≤30 mg/24 h) oral sustained release morphine. Morphine may disrupt sleep in some... Read More about Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness : a hypothesis generating study.

Is regular systemic opioid analgesia associated with shorter survival in adult patients with cancer? : a systematic literature review (2015)
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Boland, J. W., Ziegler, L., Boland, E. G., McDermid, K., & Bennett, M. I. (2015). Is regular systemic opioid analgesia associated with shorter survival in adult patients with cancer? : a systematic literature review. Pain, 156(11), 2152-2163. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000306

© 2015 International Association for the Study of Pain. Opioids are important in the management of pain in patients with cancer. Clinicians and patients are sometimes concerned about the effect of opioids on survival, which might decrease opioid pres... Read More about Is regular systemic opioid analgesia associated with shorter survival in adult patients with cancer? : a systematic literature review.

Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review (2015)
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Chen, H., Nicolson, D. J., MacLeod, U., Allgar, V., Dalgliesh, C., & Johnson, M. (2016). Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 30(5), 434-445. doi:10.1177/0269216315602590

© SAGE Publications. Background: Cancer patients in lower socioeconomic groups are significantly less likely to die at home and experience more barriers to access to palliative care. It is unclear whether receiving palliative care may mediate the eff... Read More about Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.

The expanding role of primary care in cancer control (2015)
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Rubin, G., Berendsen, A., Crawford, S. M., Dommett, R., Earle, C., Emery, J., …Zimmermann, C. (2015). The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. The lancet oncology, 16(12), 1231-1272 . https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045%2815%2900205-3

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The nature of cancer control is changing, with an increasing emphasis, fuelled by public and political demand, on prevention, early diagnosis, and patient experience during and after treatment. At the same time, primary care is i... Read More about The expanding role of primary care in cancer control.

Coagulation and anticoagulation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (2015)
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Crooks, M. G., & Hart, S. P. (2015). Coagulation and anticoagulation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. European Respiratory Review, 24(137), 392-399. https://doi.org/10.1183/16000617.00008414

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an incurable, progressive interstitial lung disease with a prognosis that is worse than that of many cancers. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a link between IPF and thrombotic vascular events. Coagulat... Read More about Coagulation and anticoagulation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

More than putting on a performance in commercial homes: merging family practices and critical hospitality studies (2015)
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Seymour, J. (2015). More than putting on a performance in commercial homes: merging family practices and critical hospitality studies. Annals of leisure research, 18(3), 414-430. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2015.1078247

Critical hospitality studies and family studies have shown a developing theoretical convergence predicated by the ‘social turn’ in the study of hospitality. Recent hospitality research on ‘Commercial Homes’ has drawn strongly on Goffman's concept of... Read More about More than putting on a performance in commercial homes: merging family practices and critical hospitality studies.

Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: an evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo State (2015)
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Oviasu, O., Rigby, J. E., & Ballas, D. (2015). Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: an evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo State. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 6(1), 40-44 . https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2015.394

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in Nigeria, presenting challenges to the nation’s health and economy. This study evaluates the accessibility to healthcare in Edo State of CKD patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2009. Using cost anal... Read More about Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: an evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo State.

Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences (2015)
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Dikomitis, L., Green, T., & Macleod, U. (2015). Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences. Primary health care research & development, 16(6), 548-555. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423615000109

Aim: The purpose of this evaluation was to obtain views from general practitioners (GPs) who piloted the electronic risk assessment tools (eRATs) for suspected lung or colorectal cancer. We wanted to find out whether GPs were able to integrate these... Read More about Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences.

The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising (2013)
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Whiting, D., & Brown, S. L. (2014). The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising. International Journal of Psychology, 49(2), 89-97. doi:10.1002/ijop.12002

© 2014 International Union of Psychological Science. Distressing health promotion advertising involves the elicitation of negative emotion to increase the likelihood that health messages will stimulate audience members to adopt healthier behaviors. I... Read More about The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising.

Palliative care for people with non-malignant lung disease: summary of current evidence and future direction (2013)
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Boland, J., Martin, J., & Wells, A. U. (2013). Palliative care for people with non-malignant lung disease: summary of current evidence and future direction. Palliative medicine, 27(9), 811-816. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216313493467

Background: The physical and psychosocial needs of patients with chronic non-malignant lung disease are comparable to those with lung cancer. This article will focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease and cystic fibro... Read More about Palliative care for people with non-malignant lung disease: summary of current evidence and future direction.

Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria (2013)
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Whiting, D. (2015). Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria. Health care analysis, 23(2), 181-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10728-013-0258-z

In this paper I get clearer on the considerations that ought to inform the evaluation and development of medico-legal competency criteria-where this is taken to be a question regarding the abilities that ought to be needed for a patient to be found c... Read More about Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria.

Developing a service for patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) within resources (2013)
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Boland, J., Owen, J., Ainscough, R., & Mahdi, H. (2014). Developing a service for patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) within resources. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 4(2), 196-201 . https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000393

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common life-limiting illness with significant burden for patient and carer. Despite this, access to supportive and specialist palliative care is inconsistent and implementation of published good pract... Read More about Developing a service for patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) within resources.

Towards a sociology of 10–12 year olds? Emerging methodological issues in the ‘new’ social studies of childhood (2012)
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McNamee, S., & Seymour, J. (2013). Towards a sociology of 10–12 year olds? Emerging methodological issues in the ‘new’ social studies of childhood. Childhood, 20(2), (156-168). doi:10.1177/0907568212461037. ISSN 0907-5682

This article reports on an analysis of 320 empirical research articles published between 1993 and 2010 in three of the leading ‘childhood’ journals. The study looked to establish the potential samples used in accounts of empirical researc... Read More about Towards a sociology of 10–12 year olds? Emerging methodological issues in the ‘new’ social studies of childhood.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is Associated with Circulating Antiepithelial Antibodies (2012)
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Fahim, A., Chong, M. C., Crooks, M. G., & Hart, S. P. (2012). Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is Associated with Circulating Antiepithelial Antibodies. Lung, 190(4), 451-458. doi:10.1007/s00408-012-9390-z

PurposeIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a restrictive fibrotic lung disease of uncertain etiology. Alveolar epithelial injury may be one of the inciting triggers in the pathogenesis of this disorder. We hypothesized that circulating antibodies... Read More about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is Associated with Circulating Antiepithelial Antibodies.

Verbal fluency and awareness of functional deficits in early-stage dementia (2012)
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Marková, I. S., Woods, R. T., Whitaker, C. J., Markova, I., Clare, L., Martyr, A., …Woods, R. (2012). Verbal fluency and awareness of functional deficits in early-stage dementia. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(3), 501-519. doi:10.1080/13854046.2012.665482

Assessment of activities of daily living is an important element in the diagnosis of dementia, with research suggesting a link between functional ability and cognition. We investigated the relationship between self- and informant ratings of instrumen... Read More about Verbal fluency and awareness of functional deficits in early-stage dementia.

Marital relationship quality in early-stage dementia: Perspectives from people with dementia and their spouses (2012)
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Martyr, A., Clare, L., Nelis, S. M., Markova, I. S., Roth, I., Woods, R. T., …Morris, R. G. (2012). Marital relationship quality in early-stage dementia: Perspectives from people with dementia and their spouses. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 26(2), 148-158. doi:10.1097/WAD.0b013e318221ba23

Spouse caregivers of people with dementia (PwD) report relatively poor marital relationship quality (RQ), but few studies have obtained the perspective of the PwD, examined discrepancies between spouses, or considered changes in RQ over time. This st... Read More about Marital relationship quality in early-stage dementia: Perspectives from people with dementia and their spouses.

Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers (2009)
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Macleod, U., Burgess, C., Macdonald, S., Mitchell, E. D., & Ramirez, A. J. (2009). Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 101(S2), (S92-S101). doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605398. ISSN 0007-0920

Background:It has been suggested that the known poorer survival from cancer in the United Kingdom, compared with other European countries, can be attributed to more advanced cancer stage at presentation. There is, therefore, a need to understand the... Read More about Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers.