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What are the main symptoms and concerns reported by patients with advanced chronic heart failure?—a secondary analysis of the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) and Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) (2019)
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Kane, P., Dunleavy, L., Gadoud, A., Guo, P., Oriani, A., & Murtagh, F. E. (2019). What are the main symptoms and concerns reported by patients with advanced chronic heart failure?—a secondary analysis of the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) and Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS). Annals of palliative medicine, 8(5), 775-780. https://doi.org/10.21037/apm.2019.08.10

© Annals of Palliative Medicine. All rights reserved. There is a lack of valid disease-specific patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for detecting symptoms and concerns in patients with advanced chronic heart failure (CHF). The Palliative care O... Read More about What are the main symptoms and concerns reported by patients with advanced chronic heart failure?—a secondary analysis of the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) and Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS).

Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (2019)
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Smith, G. E., Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2019(9), 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 about Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease.

Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study (2019)
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Hodiamont, F., Allgar, V., Currow, D. C., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001957

Objectives: The experience of caregiving may affect carers' well-being into bereavement. We explored associations between mental well-being and previous experience of bereavement of, and caring for, someone close at the end-of-life. Methods: An end-o... Read More about Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study.

Family display, family type, or community? Limitations in the application of a concept (2019)
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Walsh, J., McNamee, S., & Seymour, J. (2019). Family display, family type, or community? Limitations in the application of a concept. Families, Relationships and Societies, https://doi.org/10.1332/204674319x15647592551202

In this paper we develop the concept of family display by responding to David Morgan’s suggestion that researchers should consider whether ‘family displays’ are used to convey a ‘type’ of Family. We do so by applying the concept to the accounts of mi... Read More about Family display, family type, or community? Limitations in the application of a concept.

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 about Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness.

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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Vince, R. V., Al-Qaissi, A., Alqarni, S., Javed, Z., Atkin, S. L., Sathyapalan, T., …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

© 2019, The Author(s). 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... Read More about The CD105:CD106 microparticle ratio is CD106 dominant in polycystic ovary syndrome compared to type 2 diabetes and healthy subjects.

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.

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 about Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomised placebo-controlled trial.

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 about The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.

High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Chronic heart failure: Patient Characteristics, Phenotypes and mode of death (2019)
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Cleland, J. G. F., Pellicori, P., Zhang, J., Cuthbert, J., Urbinati, A., Shah, P., …Cleland, J. (2020). High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Chronic heart failure: Patient Characteristics, Phenotypes and mode of death. Cardiovascular research, 116(1), 91-100. 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 about High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Chronic heart failure: Patient Characteristics, Phenotypes and mode of death.

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 about Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: a systematic review and narrative synthesis.

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 about Optimised clinical study recruitment in palliative care: success strategies and lessons learned.

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 about T-type Ca 2+ channel blocker mibefradil blocks ORAI channels via acting on extracellular surface.

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 about The effect of gefapixant, a P2X3 antagonist, on cough reflex sensitivity: A randomised placebo-controlled study.

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 about Is weight loss harmful for skeletal health in obese older adults?.

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 about Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: a mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey.

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 about 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.

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 about 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.

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. (2019). Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited. BioFactors, 45(4), 517-535. 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 about Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited.

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. (2019). Budesonide treatment for microscopic colitis: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 31(8), 919–927. 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 about Budesonide treatment for microscopic colitis: systematic review and meta-analysis.