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Data-driven approach to COVID-19 infection forecast for Nigeria using negative binomial regression model (2021)
Book Chapter
Olisah, C. C., Ilori, O. O., Adelaja, K., Usip, P. U., Uzoechi, L. O., Adeyanju, I. A., & Odumuyiwa, V. T. (2021). Data-driven approach to COVID-19 infection forecast for Nigeria using negative binomial regression model. In Data Science for COVID-19 (583-596). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-824536-1.00002-2

COVID-19: the new wave of a global pandemic, is bringing about an increasing number of scientific efforts aimed at enabling governments to make informed decisions. In this paper, we explore the negative binomial regression model from the family of ge... Read More about Data-driven approach to COVID-19 infection forecast for Nigeria using negative binomial regression model.

Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects (2021)
Thesis
Ude, A. Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6971684

Advances in modern chemotherapeutic regimens have led to an increase in the overall survival of leukaemia patients in recent years. However, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the curative option for these patients. In HSCT, high... Read More about Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects.

Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial (2021)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. S., Newport, R., Taylor, G., Smith, M., & McCabe, C. S. (in press). Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial. European Journal of Pain, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1766

Background: Effective treatment of longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a challenge, as causal mechanisms remain elusive. People with CRPS frequently report distorted subjective perceptions of their affected limb. Evidence of pain re... Read More about Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial.

Patient reported outcomes in large vessel vasculitides (2021)
Journal Article
Robson, J., Mackie, S., & Hill, C. (2021). Patient reported outcomes in large vessel vasculitides. Current Rheumatology Reports, 23(2), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11926-020-00979-4

Purpose of Review: The goal of this paper is to review current and future uses of patient-reported outcomes in large vessel vasculitis. The large vessel vasculitides comprise Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu arteritis; both are types of systemic vas... Read More about Patient reported outcomes in large vessel vasculitides.

A combined proteomics and Mendelian randomization approach to investigate the effects of aspirin-targeted proteins on colorectal cancer (2020)
Journal Article
Nounu, A., Greenhough, A., Heesom, K. J., Richmond, R. C., Zheng, J., Weinstein, S. J., …Relton, C. L. (2021). A combined proteomics and Mendelian randomization approach to investigate the effects of aspirin-targeted proteins on colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 30(3), 564-575. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1176

Background: Evidence for aspirin’s chemopreventative properties on colorectal cancer (CRC) is substantial, but its mechanism of action is not well-understood. We combined a proteomic approach with Mendelian randomization (MR) to identify possible new... Read More about A combined proteomics and Mendelian randomization approach to investigate the effects of aspirin-targeted proteins on colorectal cancer.

Daily medical liaison is associated with reduced length of stay and complications in selected patients admitted to a regional vascular surgery service (2020)
Journal Article
Mitchell, E., Coary, R., White, P., Farrow, E., Crees, A., Beedham, W., …Shipway, D. (2020). Daily medical liaison is associated with reduced length of stay and complications in selected patients admitted to a regional vascular surgery service. Geriatrics, 5(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics5040078

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Older adults undergoing vascular surgery are particularly vulnerable to adverse outcomes by virtue of their vascular risk factors and medical comorbidities. This study aimed to determine the i... Read More about Daily medical liaison is associated with reduced length of stay and complications in selected patients admitted to a regional vascular surgery service.

Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2 (2020)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E., & Elcocks, E. (2021). Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 40, 735-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-020-04062-9

Rising healthcare complications due to fungal infections increase the importance of efficient specimen collection and maintenance systems for correct identification and diagnosis. The CLSI M40-A2 protocol provides guidelines for laboratories assessin... Read More about Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2.

Women’s experience of traumatic childbirth: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (2020)
Thesis
Sandercombe, C. Women’s experience of traumatic childbirth: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5935908

Background It has long been recognised that women may experience trauma as part of the birth process. Up to half of women worldwide report their birth as traumatic, therefore further investigation is a priority. Previous research has focused on wome... Read More about Women’s experience of traumatic childbirth: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism (2020)
Journal Article
Deering, K., Williams, J., Stayner, K., & Pawson, C. (2021). Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism. Nursing Philosophy, 22(1), https://doi.org/10.1111/nup.12329

As a philosophical position, pragmatism can be critiqued to distinguish truth only with methods that bring about desired results, predominantly with scientific enquiry. The article hopes to dismiss this oversimplification and propose that within ment... Read More about Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism.

In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris (2020)
Journal Article
Tran, H. N. H., Graham, L., & Adukwu, E. C. (2020). In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104, 8911–8924. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-020-10829-z

Candida infections are a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality. Candida albicans is the most common pathogen causing Candida infections. Candida auris is a newly described pathogen that is associated with multi-drug-resistant candidia... Read More about In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris.

Effect of novel technology-enabled multidimensional physical activity feedback in primary care patients at risk of chronic disease – the MIPACT study: A randomised controlled trial (2020)
Journal Article
Chowdhury, E. A., Batterham, A. M., Western, M. J., Peacock, O. J., Peacock, O., Western, M., …Thompson, D. (2020). Effect of novel technology-enabled multidimensional physical activity feedback in primary care patients at risk of chronic disease – the MIPACT study: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00998-5

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: Technological progress has enabled the provision of personalised feedback across multiple dimensions of physical activity that are important for health. Whether this multidimensional approach supports physical activi... Read More about Effect of novel technology-enabled multidimensional physical activity feedback in primary care patients at risk of chronic disease – the MIPACT study: A randomised controlled trial.

Global community child health (2020)
Journal Article
Ellis, M., & Pant, P. R. (2020). Global community child health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(9), 3331. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093331

This special issue of IJERPH has published a range of studies in this developing field of Global Community Child Health research. A number of manuscripts submitted in response to our invitation describing ‘community-based interventions which impact o... Read More about Global community child health.

ICI-RS 2019 nocturia think tank: How can experimental science guide us in understanding the pathophysiology of nocturia? (2020)
Journal Article
Vahabi, B., Jabr, R., Fry, C., McCloskey, K., Everaert, K., Agudelo, C. W., …Weiss, J. P. (2020). ICI-RS 2019 nocturia think tank: How can experimental science guide us in understanding the pathophysiology of nocturia?. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 39(S3 Supplement: ICI‐RS 2019), S88-S95. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24274

Introduction: The following is a report on the proceedings of the 2019 International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society nocturia think tank (NTT). Objectives: The objectives of the 2019 NTT were as follows: (a) to evaluate the role of urot... Read More about ICI-RS 2019 nocturia think tank: How can experimental science guide us in understanding the pathophysiology of nocturia?.

Clinically Actionable Insights into Initial and Matched Recurrent Glioblastomas to Inform Novel Treatment Approaches (2019)
Journal Article
Ellis, H. P., McInerney, C. E., Schrimpf, D., Sahm, F., Stupnikov, A., Wadsley, M., …Kurian, K. M. (2019). Clinically Actionable Insights into Initial and Matched Recurrent Glioblastomas to Inform Novel Treatment Approaches. Journal of Oncology, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4878547

© 2019 H. P. Ellis et al. Glioblastoma is the most common primary adult brain tumour, and despite optimal treatment, the median survival is 12-15 months. Patients with matched recurrent glioblastomas were investigated to try to find actionable mutati... Read More about Clinically Actionable Insights into Initial and Matched Recurrent Glioblastomas to Inform Novel Treatment Approaches.

Aluminium Induced DNA-damage and Oxidative Stress in Cultures of the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis (2019)
Journal Article
Akpiri, R. U., Hodges, N. J., & Konya, R. S. (2020). Aluminium Induced DNA-damage and Oxidative Stress in Cultures of the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis. Journal of Marine Science, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.30564/jms.v2i1.1070

Aluminium is the most abundant element in the earth crust, and has no known biological function. However, it is an established neurotoxicant in its trivalent oxidation state, with exposure resulting in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s dise... Read More about Aluminium Induced DNA-damage and Oxidative Stress in Cultures of the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis.

Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2019)
Journal Article
Elcocks, E., Spencer‐Phillips, P., & Adukwu, E. (2020). Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 128(4), 1025-1037. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14538

AIMS: This study aimed to identify the most effective antimicrobial from a selection of essential oils and investigate its bactericidal properties against Ps. aeruginosa. METHODS AND RESULTS: The disc diffusion assay and minimal inhibitory/bacte... Read More about Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Influence of Bone Marrow Stromal and Leukemic Cells on Cytarabine Chemo-Toxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). (2019)
Journal Article
Gynn, L. E., Anderson, E., Robinson, G. M., Wexler, S. A., Upstill-Goddard, G., Cox, C., …Morgan, R. G. (2019). Influence of Bone Marrow Stromal and Leukemic Cells on Cytarabine Chemo-Toxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Blood, 134(Supplement 1), 2492. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2019-122891

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are known to protect leukemic cells from drug-induced toxicity within the bone marrow (BM) niche, however, less is known about leukemic impact on supportive MSC. The nucleoside-analogue, cytarabine (Ara-C), is a front-... Read More about Influence of Bone Marrow Stromal and Leukemic Cells on Cytarabine Chemo-Toxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)..

Evaluation of antifungal activities and antihaemolytic effects of cinnamon essential oils from leaf and bark on Candida albicans and Candida auris (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Tran, H., & Adukwu, E. (2019, June). Evaluation of antifungal activities and antihaemolytic effects of cinnamon essential oils from leaf and bark on Candida albicans and Candida auris. Poster presented at Microbiology Society ECM Forum Summer Conference, Dublin, Ireland

Candida infections can be considered as a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality. Candida albicans is the most common pathogen causing Candida infections. Candida auris is a newly described pathogen that is associated with multi-drug r... Read More about Evaluation of antifungal activities and antihaemolytic effects of cinnamon essential oils from leaf and bark on Candida albicans and Candida auris.

Political Affiliation and Population Views on the Role of Family and Volunteer Carers to Supplement State Provision in End of Life Care in England (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Verne, J., Tapp, A., Nancarrow, C., Warren, S., & Morey, Y. (2019, May). Political Affiliation and Population Views on the Role of Family and Volunteer Carers to Supplement State Provision in End of Life Care in England. Poster presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany

Political affiliation and population views on the role of family and volunteer carers to supplement state provision in end of life care in England Alan Tapp, Clive Nancarrow, Yvette Morey, Stella Warren, Julia Verne Background: In England politicia... Read More about Political Affiliation and Population Views on the Role of Family and Volunteer Carers to Supplement State Provision in End of Life Care in England.