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Student‐led research training within the PhD: “PhD experience” conferences (2011)
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Mercer, T., Kythreotis, A., Lambert, C., & Hughes, G. (2011). Student‐led research training within the PhD: “PhD experience” conferences. International journal for researcher development, 2(2), 152-166. doi:10.1108/17597511111212736

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of student‐led initiatives in PhD development. Design/methodology/approach – A case study is presented utilizing Kolb's model of learning from experience to identify with stude... Read More about Student‐led research training within the PhD: “PhD experience” conferences.

Activation of TRPC cationic channels by mercurial compounds confers the cytotoxicity of mercury exposure (2011)
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Xu, S., Zeng, B., Atkin, S. L., Daskoulidou, N., Chen, G., & Lukhele, B. (2012). Activation of TRPC cationic channels by mercurial compounds confers the cytotoxicity of mercury exposure. Toxicological Sciences, 125(1), 56 - 68. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfr268

Mercury is an established worldwide environmental pollutant with well-known toxicity affecting neurodevelopment in humans, but the molecular basis of cytotoxicity and the detoxification procedure are still unclear. Here we examined the involvement of... Read More about Activation of TRPC cationic channels by mercurial compounds confers the cytotoxicity of mercury exposure.

Chronic cough and esomeprazole: A double-blind placebo-controlled parallel study (2011)
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Faruqi, S., Molyneux, I. D., Fathi, H., Wright, C., Thompson, R., & Morice, A. H. (2011). Chronic cough and esomeprazole: A double-blind placebo-controlled parallel study. Respirology : official journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, 16(7), 1150-1156. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02014.x

Background and objective: Gastro-oesophageal reflux has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic cough. Guidelines on management suggest a therapeutic trial of anti-reflux medication. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor licensed for the lon... Read More about Chronic cough and esomeprazole: A double-blind placebo-controlled parallel study.

Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs (2011)
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Pearson, M., Hunt, H., Garside, R., Moxham, T., Peters, J., & Anderson, R. (2012). Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs. Injury Prevention, 18(2), 113-123. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040043

Introduction Unintentional injuries to children in the outdoors have a significant impact on child mortality, development and healthcare costs. This paper presents the findings of a systematic review about the effectiveness of programs that provided... Read More about Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs.

Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register (2011)
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Pearson, M., & Peters, J. (2012). Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(4), 286-289. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.122465

Background: Systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions are increasingly used to inform recommendations for public health policy and practice, but outcome reporting bias is rarely assessed. Methods: Studies excluded at full-text stage sc... Read More about Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register.

Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins (2011)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Mazari, F. A. K., Samuel, N., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 98(8), 1117-1123. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7615

Background:This report describes the clinical effectiveness and recurrence rates from a randomized trial of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgery for varicose veins.Methods:Some 280 patients were randomized equally using sealed opaque envelope... Read More about Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.

N-linked glycosylation regulates human proteinase-activated receptor-1 cell surface expression and disarming via neutrophil proteinases and thermolysin (2011)
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Xiao, Y. P., Morice, A. H., Compton, S. J., & Sadofsky, L. (2011). N-linked glycosylation regulates human proteinase-activated receptor-1 cell surface expression and disarming via neutrophil proteinases and thermolysin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286(26), (22991-23002). doi:10.1074/jbc.M110.204271. ISSN 0021-9258

Proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) induces activation of platelet and vascular cells after proteolytic cleavage of its extracellular N terminus by thrombin. In pathological situations, other proteinases may be generated in the circulation and mig... Read More about N-linked glycosylation regulates human proteinase-activated receptor-1 cell surface expression and disarming via neutrophil proteinases and thermolysin.

The effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: A randomized, double-blind, crossover study (2011)
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Sathyapalan, T., Manuchehri, A. M., Thatcher, N. J., Rigby, A. S., Chapman, T., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2011). The effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: A randomized, double-blind, crossover study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96(5), 1442-1449. doi:10.1210/jc.2010-2255

Context: There is concern whether soy phytoestrogens may affect thyroid function. If true, soy phytoestrogens may be expected to have a greater impact in subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism. Objective: The primary aim was to determine the effect... Read More about The effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: A randomized, double-blind, crossover study.

Protein kinase C mediates platelet secretion and thrombus formation through protein kinase D2 (2011)
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Konopatskaya, O., Matthews, S. A., Harper, M. T., Gilio, K., Cosemans, J. M., Williams, C. M., …Poole, A. W. (2011). Protein kinase C mediates platelet secretion and thrombus formation through protein kinase D2. Blood, 118(2), 416-424. doi:10.1182/blood-2010-10-312199

Platelets are highly specialized blood cells critically involved in hemostasis and thrombosis. Members of the protein kinase C (PKC) family have established roles in regulating platelet function and thrombosis, but the molecular mechanisms are not cl... Read More about Protein kinase C mediates platelet secretion and thrombus formation through protein kinase D2.

Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology (2011)
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Pearson, M., Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2011). Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology. Contemporary Drug Problems, 38(1), 61-91. doi:10.1177/009145091103800104

The small sample sizes and context-bound findings of qualitative research are commonly viewed as significant factors that limit its use (or “transferability”) in settings other than those in which the research was originally conducted. This perceived... Read More about Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology.

Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery (2011)
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Pearson, M., Moxham, T., & Ashton, K. (2011). Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 34(3), 297-308. doi:10.1177/0163278710388029

Electronic database search strategies have developed substantially over the course of the past two decades, but their optimal use within a broader search strategy remains unclear. This article evaluates the use of a range of search strategies to iden... Read More about Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery.