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A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change programme in Nova Scotian cancer survivors (2016)
Journal Article
Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2017). A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change programme in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Psychology & health, 32(2), 234-252. doi:10.1080/08870446.2016.1260725

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objective: To examine the effects of an internet-delivered, distance-based physical activity (PA) behaviour change programme on motivation to perform PA in cancer survivors. Design: Brea... Read More about A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change programme in Nova Scotian cancer survivors.

STAAR: a randomised controlled trial of electronic adherence monitoring with reminder alarms and feedback to improve clinical outcomes for children with asthma (2016)
Journal Article
Morton, R. W., Elphick, H. E., Rigby, A. S., Daw, W. J., King, D. A., Smith, L. J., & Everard, M. L. (2017). STAAR: a randomised controlled trial of electronic adherence monitoring with reminder alarms and feedback to improve clinical outcomes for children with asthma. Thorax, 72(4), 347-354 . https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-208171

Background Suboptimal adherence to inhaled steroids is common in children with asthma and is associated with poor disease control, reduced quality of life and even death. Previous studies using feedback of electronically monitored adherence data have... Read More about STAAR: a randomised controlled trial of electronic adherence monitoring with reminder alarms and feedback to improve clinical outcomes for children with asthma.

Modelling aspects of oviduct fluid formation in vitro (2016)
Journal Article
Simintiras, C. A., Arnold, G. J., Ulbrich, S. E., Leese, H. J., Sturmey, R. G., Froehlich, T., …Ulbrich, S. (2017). Modelling aspects of oviduct fluid formation in vitro. Reproduction, 153(1), 23-33. doi:10.1530/REP-15-0508

© 2017 Society for Reproduction and Fertility. Oviduct fluid is the microenvironment that supports early reproductive processes including fertilisation, embryo cleavage and genome activation. However, the composition and regulation of this critical e... Read More about Modelling aspects of oviduct fluid formation in vitro.

Internet-based training of coronary artery patients: the Heart Cycle Trial (2016)
Journal Article
Skobel, E., Knackstedt, C., Martinez-Romero, A., Salvi, D., Vera-Munoz, C., Napp, A., …Cleland, J. (2017). Internet-based training of coronary artery patients: the Heart Cycle Trial. Heart and vessels, 32(4), (408-418). doi:10.1007/s00380-016-0897-8. ISSN 0910-8327

© 2016, Springer Japan. Low adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) might be improved by remote monitoring systems that can be used to motivate and supervise patients and tailor CR safely and effectively to their needs. The main objective of this st... Read More about Internet-based training of coronary artery patients: the Heart Cycle Trial.

Could Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test be Useful in Predicting Inhaled Corticosteroid Responsiveness in Chronic Cough? A Systematic Review (2016)
Journal Article
Song, W., Won, H., Moon, S., Chung, S., Kang, S., Sohn, K., …Cho, S. (2017). Could Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test be Useful in Predicting Inhaled Corticosteroid Responsiveness in Chronic Cough? A Systematic Review. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice, 5(1), 135-143.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2016.07.017

© 2016 Background Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is a safe and convenient test for assessing T H 2 airway inflammation, which is potentially useful in the management of patients with chronic cough. Objective To summarize the current evidence... Read More about Could Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test be Useful in Predicting Inhaled Corticosteroid Responsiveness in Chronic Cough? A Systematic Review.

Sexually dimorphic gene expression in bovine conceptuses at the initiation of implantation (2016)
Journal Article
Forde, N., Maillo, V., O'Gaora, P., Simintiras, C. A., Sturmey, R. G., Ealy, A. D., …Lonergan, P. (2016). Sexually dimorphic gene expression in bovine conceptuses at the initiation of implantation. Biology of Reproduction, 95(4), doi:10.1095/biolreprod.116.139857

In cattle, maternal recognition of pregnancy occurs on Day 16 via secretion of interferon tau (IFNT) by the conceptus. The endometrium can distinguish between embryos with different developmental competencies. In eutherian mammals, X-chromosome inact... Read More about Sexually dimorphic gene expression in bovine conceptuses at the initiation of implantation.

Xanthine oxidase inhibition for the treatment of cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis (2016)
Journal Article
Zhang, J., Dierckx, R., Mohee, K., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. (2017). Xanthine oxidase inhibition for the treatment of cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. ESC Heart Failure, 4(1), 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12112

Background Previous studies have shown that xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOI) might improve outcome for patients with cardiovascular disease. However, more evidence is required. Methods and results We published a meta-analysis of trials conducted bef... Read More about Xanthine oxidase inhibition for the treatment of cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

Developing, delivering and evaluating primary mental health care: the co-production of a new complex intervention (2016)
Journal Article
Reeve, J., Cooper, L., Harrington, S., Rosbottom, P., & Watkins, J. (2016). Developing, delivering and evaluating primary mental health care: the co-production of a new complex intervention. BMC health services research, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1726-6

Background: Health services face the challenges created by complex problems, and so need complex intervention solutions. However they also experience ongoing difficulties in translating findings from research in this area in to quality improvement ch... Read More about Developing, delivering and evaluating primary mental health care: the co-production of a new complex intervention.

Pilot investigation of a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy intervention (2016)
Journal Article
Greetham, S., Goodwin, S., Wells, L., Whitham, C., Jones, H., Rigby, A., …Atkin, S. (2016). Pilot investigation of a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy intervention. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 64(4), 419-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2016.1209037

This was a pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27kg/m² over a 24 week period. It aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherap... Read More about Pilot investigation of a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy intervention.

Patient and carer experience of breathlessness (2016)
Book Chapter
Hutchinson, A. (2016). Patient and carer experience of breathlessness. In C. Bausewein, D. C. Currow, & M. J. Johnson (Eds.), Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease (102-110). European Respiratory Society. https://doi.org/10.1183/2312508X.10011615

© ERS 2016. Chronic breathlessness has wide-ranging, interrelated, physical, psychological, social and existential consequences for those living with it, and for family and friends who care for them. Despite this, the symptom often remains invisible... Read More about Patient and carer experience of breathlessness.

Clinically relevant concentrations of opioids for in vitro studies (2016)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., & Pockley, A. G. (2016). Clinically relevant concentrations of opioids for in vitro studies. Journal of Opioid Management, 12(5), 313-321. doi:10.5055/jom.2016.0348

© 2016 Journal of Opioid Management, All Rights Reserved. Objectives: Numerous in vitro studies have evaluated the influence of opioids on many biological and immunological processes. The concentrations that have been used in these studies span a lar... Read More about Clinically relevant concentrations of opioids for in vitro studies.

Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease (2016)
Journal Article
Macleod, U., Blane, D., Browne, S., Conway, E., Macdonald, S., Mair, F., & May, C. (2016). Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease. Social science & medicine, 168, 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.022

How and when we use health services or healthcare provision has dominated exploration of and debates around healthcare access. Levels of utilisation are assumed as a proxy for access. Yet, focusing on utilisation conceals an important aspect of the a... Read More about Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease.

Do colorectal cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency differ from non-emergency patients in their consultation patterns and symptoms? A longitudinal data-linkage study in England (2016)
Journal Article
Renzi, C., Lyratzopoulos, G., Card, T., Chu, T., Macleod, U., & Rachet, B. (2016). Do colorectal cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency differ from non-emergency patients in their consultation patterns and symptoms? A longitudinal data-linkage study in England. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 115(7), (866-875). doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.250. ISSN 0007-0920

Background: More than 20% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed following an emergency presentation. We aimed to examine pre-diagnostic primary-care consultations and related symptoms comparing patients diagnosed as emergencies with those diagnosed thr... Read More about Do colorectal cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency differ from non-emergency patients in their consultation patterns and symptoms? A longitudinal data-linkage study in England.

Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India (2016)
Journal Article
Ahankari, A. S., Dixit, J. V., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(4), 144-148. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2016-000139

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective The study objective was to compare haemoglobin (Hb) measurements between the NBM 200 (non-invasive Hb sensor) and Sahli’s haemometer in adolescent girls in a rural Indian setting. Methods P... Read More about Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India.

Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays (2016)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L., & Gadoud, A. (2016). Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 6(4), 486-492. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001110

Background: Medical students and doctors are becoming better prepared to care for patients with palliative care needs and support patients at the end of life. This preparation needs to start at medical school. Objective: To assess how medical student... Read More about Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays.

Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist? (2016)
Journal Article
Van Belle, S., Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Pearson, M., Emmel, N., Manzano, A., & Marchal, B. (2016). Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist?. Trials, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1407-0

In this paper, we respond to a paper by Jamal and colleagues published in Trials in October 2015 and take an opportunity to continue the much-needed debate about what applied scientific realism is. The paper by Jamal et al. is useful because it expos... Read More about Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist?.

Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness : a systematic review (2016)
Journal Article
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.

A thematic synthesis of the experiences of adults living with hemodialysis (2016)
Journal Article
Reid, C., Seymour, J., & Jones, C. (2016). A thematic synthesis of the experiences of adults living with hemodialysis. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 11(7), 1206-1218. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.10561015

Background and objectives In-center dialysis patients spend significant amounts of time on the dialysis unit; additionally managing ESKD affects many aspects of life outside the dialysis unit. To improve the care provided to patients requiring hemodi... Read More about A thematic synthesis of the experiences of adults living with hemodialysis.