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The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review (2020)
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Palmer, S., Davey, I., Oliver, L., Preece, A., Sowerby, L., & House, S. (in press). The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review. Clinical Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-020-05284-0

Introduction: ‘Syndromic hypermobility’ encompasses heritable connective tissue disorders such as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders which are characterised by excessive joint range of motion and pain. Conservativ... Read More about The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review.

Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study (2020)
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Cramp, F., Thomas, R., Haase, A. M., Domaille, M., Manns, S., Swales, C., …Walsh, N. E. (in press). Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1493

Objective(s): The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis (PEPA-RA) to inform a future trial. Design: A ‘proof of concept’ study was carried out. Sett... Read More about Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study.

Fatigue in inflammatory arthritis (2020)
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Dures, E., Cramp, F., Hackett, K., & Primdahl, J. (in press). Fatigue in inflammatory arthritis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 101526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.berh.2020.101526

Fatigue is highly prevalent in inflammatory arthritis, and people living with the symptom have described it as overwhelming and a challenge to manage. In this article, we explore the experience, impact and non-pharmacological management of fatigue fr... Read More about Fatigue in inflammatory arthritis.

Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis (2020)
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Dures, E., Taylor, J., Shepperd, S., Mukherjee, S., Robson, J., Vlaev, I., …Coates, L. C. (in press). Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217301

Objectives: In treat to target (T2T), the patient is treated to reach and maintain specified and sequentially measured goals, such as remission or low disease activity. T2T in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has demonstrated improved clinical and patient-r... Read More about Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis.

The new coronavirus disease: What do we know so far? (2020)
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Tang, S., Brady, M., Mildenhall, J., Rolfe, U., Bowles, A., & Morgan, K. (2020). The new coronavirus disease: What do we know so far?. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 12(5), 193-201. https://doi.org/10.12968/jpar.2020.12.5.193

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a novel coronavirus that causes the new disease COVID-19. Symptoms range from mild to severe with a higher incidence of severe cases in patients with risk factors such as older age and c... Read More about The new coronavirus disease: What do we know so far?.

Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service (2020)
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Halls, S., Thomas, R., Stott, H., Cupples, M. E., Kersten, P., Cramp, F., …Walsh, N. (2020). Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service. Physiotherapy, 108, 2-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2020.04.005

Background: First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) is an emerging model of care whereby a specialist physiotherapist located within general practice undertakes the first patient assessment, diagnosis and management without a prior GP consultation. Despite... Read More about Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service.

Disabled young people's hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing society: A co-production peer research study (2020)
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Curran, T., Jones, M., Ferguson, S., Reed, M., Lawrence, A., Cull, N., & Stabb, M. (in press). Disabled young people's hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing society: A co-production peer research study. Disability and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2020.1755234

The idea that disabled children and young people should be at the centre of decision making about their future is promoted in policy practice and research, yet this often translates into a narrow agenda on transitions through services and benefit sys... Read More about Disabled young people's hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing society: A co-production peer research study.

A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety (2020)
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Goldsworthy, S., Palmer, S., Latour, J. M., McNair, H., & Cramp, M. (in press). A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety. Radiography, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.03.002

Objectives: The aim of this review was to search existing literature to identify comfort interventions that can be used to assist an adult patient to undergo complex radiotherapy requiring positional stability for periods greater than 10 min. The obj... Read More about A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety.

Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Al-Obaidi, S., Asbeutah, A., & Palmer, S. (in press). Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system. Journal of Anatomy, https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13183

© 2020 Anatomical Society Musculoskeletal conditions can change tissue elasticity. Knowledge of musculoskeletal elasticity could therefore aid clinical diagnosis and management. Sonoelastography is an ultrasound-based system that examines the materia... Read More about Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system.

Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (in press). Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1461

Background: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) symptoms of widespread joint hypermobility and pain, muscle weakness and reduced muscle-tendon stiffness suggest that there may be an impact on gait parameters. Identification of gait abnormalities may i... Read More about Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis..

Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity (2020)
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Dures, E., Shepperd, S., Mukherjee, S., Robson, J., Vlaev, I., Walsh, N., & Coates, L. C. (2020). Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity. RMD Open, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2019-001083

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. With increasing recognition of the high burden and impact of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and the growing numbe... Read More about Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity.

AHP leadership in academia: Opportunities, challenges and current positioning (2020)
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Gibbs, V., & Griffiths, M. (in press). AHP leadership in academia: Opportunities, challenges and current positioning. Studies in Higher Education, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1716320

The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the perceptions of key stakeholders in relation to the current extent of Allied Health Professionals in leadership roles within academia. The researchers undertook an exploration of the p... Read More about AHP leadership in academia: Opportunities, challenges and current positioning.

Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study (2020)
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Palmer, S., Macconnell, S., & Willmore, A. (2020). Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1436

© 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Introduction: A number of psychometric properties of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire have previously been demonstrated, including strong concurrent validity and test–retest reliability. This s... Read More about Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study.

Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals (2020)
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Rose, A., Dures, E., & Smith, L. K. (2020). Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(1), 74-80. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1427

The aim of this study was to collect evidence on the current view of orthopaedic health professionals on follow-up services after hip or knee replacement. It consisted of a short survey that was distributed, following ethical approval, at the British... Read More about Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals.

Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review (2020)
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Palmer, S., Denner, E., Riglar, M., Scannell, H., Webb, S., & Young, G. (2020). Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review. Clinical Rheumatology, 39, 715-725. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-020-04939-2

© 2020, The Author(s). Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are heritable connective tissue disorders associated with pain, activity limitations and participation restrictions. A key feature is reported... Read More about Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review.

Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients (2019)
Journal Article
Stone, M. H., Ferdinandus, S., Smith, L. K., & Pandit, H. (2019). Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(20), 1326-1330. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.20.1326

Abstract This article provides an overview of the set up for an arthroplasty care practitioner (ACP)-led virtual orthopaedic clinic (VOC). Suitable patients attend a local hospital for an X-ray and complete a questionnaire, but do not physically att... Read More about Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients.

Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea (2019)
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Smith, L., Keehan, R., Gill, A., Ahmad, R., & Eldridge, J. (2019). Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea. Knee, 26(6), 1204-1209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2019.10.011

Background: Tibial tuberosity trochlear groove distance (TT-TG) is an important radiological measurement in patellofemoral instability (PFI). Where instability is recurrent, a value ≥ 20 mm is considered an indication for tubercle medialisation. Troc... Read More about Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea.

The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue (2019)
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Cramp, F. (2019). The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue. Rheumatology, 58(Supplement_5), v22-v28. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez310

Non-pharmacological interventions may be beneficial in the management of rheumatoid arthritis related fatigue. A narrative review was undertaken, with a focus upon research published in the past 6 years. Seven studies were identified, four focusing u... Read More about The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue.


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