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Daily medical liaison is associated with reduced length of stay and complications in selected patients admitted to a regional vascular surgery service (2020)
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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), Article 78. 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.

Factors associated with advanced colorectal cancer differ between young and older adults in England: A population-based cohort study (2020)
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Chambers, A. C., Dixon, S. W., White, P., Thomas, M. G., Williams, A. C., & Messenger, D. E. (2020). Factors associated with advanced colorectal cancer differ between young and older adults in England: A population-based cohort study. Colorectal Disease, 22(12), 2087-2097. https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.15361

Aim: Advanced stage presentation of colorectal cancer is associated with poorer survival outcomes, particularly among young adults. This study aimed to determine whether demographic risk factors for advanced stage presentation differed between young... Read More about Factors associated with advanced colorectal cancer differ between young and older adults in England: A population-based cohort study.

The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? (2020)
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Crawford, K. M., Zhu, Y., Davis, K. A., Ernst, S., Jacobsson, K., Nishimi, K., …Dunn, E. C. (2021). The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30, 1547–1558. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01594-5

Pet ownership is common. Growing evidence suggests children form deep emotional attachments to their pets. Yet, little is known about children’s emotional reactions to a pet’s death. The goal of this study was to describe the relationship between exp... Read More about The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?.

Internet-delivered attentional bias modification training (iABMT) for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Liossi, C., Georgallis, T., Zhang, J., Hamilton, F., White, P., & Schoth, D. E. (2020). Internet-delivered attentional bias modification training (iABMT) for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030607

Introduction Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a complex medical condition that can significantly impact quality of life. Patients with chronic pain demonstrate attentional biases towards pain-related information. The therapeutic benefits of modifying... Read More about Internet-delivered attentional bias modification training (iABMT) for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction (2020)
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Harvey, K. L., Mills, N., White, P., Holcombe, C., Potter, S., & The Pre-BRA Feasibility Study Steering Group, . (2020). The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction. BMJ Open, 10(1), e033641. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033641

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. INTRODUCTION: Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed reconstructive technique worldwide. Subpectoral reconstruction with mesh is the... Read More about The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction.

Clinically Actionable Insights into Initial and Matched Recurrent Glioblastomas to Inform Novel Treatment Approaches (2019)
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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, Article 4878547. 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.

Characterising recovery from renal transplantation and live-related donation using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (2019)
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Angell, J., Dodds, N., Darweish-Mednuik, A. M., Lewis, S., Pyke, M., Mitchell, D. C., …Tolchard, S. (2021). Characterising recovery from renal transplantation and live-related donation using cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(12), 1692-1698. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1674387

Background: An association between end-stage renal failure and exercise intolerance exists. Whether live kidney donation impacts on exercise tolerance is unknown. Here recovery post renal transplant and donation using cardiopulmonary exercise testing... Read More about Characterising recovery from renal transplantation and live-related donation using cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
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Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Complex genetic patterns in human arise from a simple range-expansion model over continental landmasses (2018)
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Kanitz, R., Guillot, E., Antoniazza, S., Neuenschwander, S., & Goudet, J. (2018). Complex genetic patterns in human arise from a simple range-expansion model over continental landmasses. PLoS ONE, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192460

© 2018 Kanitz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cre... Read More about Complex genetic patterns in human arise from a simple range-expansion model over continental landmasses.

The effect of chemotherapy on health-related quality of life in mesothelioma: Results from the SWAMP trial (2015)
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Arnold, D. T., Hooper, C. E., Morley, A., Maskell, N. A., White, P., Lyburn, I. D., …Maskell, N. A. (2015). The effect of chemotherapy on health-related quality of life in mesothelioma: Results from the SWAMP trial. British Journal of Cancer, 112(7), 1183-1189. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2015.77

© 2015 Cancer Research UK. All rights reserved. Background: The effect of chemotherapy on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is poorly understood. Patient-individualised prognostication and prediction of tr... Read More about The effect of chemotherapy on health-related quality of life in mesothelioma: Results from the SWAMP trial.

EGFR and EGFRvIII analysis in glioblastoma as therapeutic biomarkers (2015)
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Kurian, K. M., DeSouza, R. M., Haynes, H. R., Faulkner, C., Palmer, A., Williams, H., …Kurian, K. M. (2015). EGFR and EGFRvIII analysis in glioblastoma as therapeutic biomarkers. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 29(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.3109/02688697.2014.950631

Copyright © 2014 The Neurosurgical Foundation. Introduction. EGFR and EGFRvIII analysis is of current interest because of new EGFRvIII vaccine trials opened in the UK. EGFR activation promotes cellular proliferation via activation of MAPK and PI3K-Ak... Read More about EGFR and EGFRvIII analysis in glioblastoma as therapeutic biomarkers.

Predictive value of abnormally raised serum bilirubin in acute appendicitis: A cohort study (2015)
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White, P., Chambers, A. C., Bismohun, S. L., Davies, H., White, P., & Patil, A. V. (2015). Predictive value of abnormally raised serum bilirubin in acute appendicitis: A cohort study. International Journal of Surgery, 13, 207-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.11.041

© 2014 Surgical Associates Ltd. Appendicitis is a common clinical diagnosis aided by biochemical, haematological and radiological investigations. The role of some investigations, such as bilirubin, is controversial but could indicate complicated appe... Read More about Predictive value of abnormally raised serum bilirubin in acute appendicitis: A cohort study.

A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing bismuth iodine paraffin paste external ear pack and no ear pack after middle ear surgery (2015)
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Nunez, D. A., Hajioff, D., Whitwell, R., Javed, F., Whitewell, R., Hakioff, D., …Nunez, D. A. (2015). A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing bismuth iodine paraffin paste external ear pack and no ear pack after middle ear surgery. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 272(3), 543-550. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-013-2812-6

© 2013, The Author(s). To pilot a substantive randomized control trial comparing post-operative external ear canal pack with no ear pack after middle ear surgery, 32 adults undergoing primary posterior bony canal wall preserving middle ear surgery we... Read More about A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing bismuth iodine paraffin paste external ear pack and no ear pack after middle ear surgery.

Pleural irrigation trial (PIT): A randomised controlled trial of pleural irrigation with normal saline versus standard care in patients with pleural infection (2015)
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Maskell, N. A., Zahan-Evans, N., Harvey, J. E., Medford, A. R., Clive, A. O., Edey, A. J., …Maskell, N. A. (2015). Pleural irrigation trial (PIT): A randomised controlled trial of pleural irrigation with normal saline versus standard care in patients with pleural infection. European Respiratory Journal, 46(2), 456-463. https://doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00147214

© ERS 2015. Pleural infection is increasing in incidence. Despite optimal medical management, up to 30% of patients will die or require surgery. Case reports suggest that irrigation of the pleural space with saline may be beneficial. A randomised con... Read More about Pleural irrigation trial (PIT): A randomised controlled trial of pleural irrigation with normal saline versus standard care in patients with pleural infection.

BRAF Fusion Analysis in Pilocytic Astrocytomas: KIAA1549-BRAF 15-9 Fusions Are More Frequent in the Midline Than Within the Cerebellum (2015)
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Faulkner, C., Ellis, H. P., Shaw, A., Penman, C., Palmer, A., Wragg, C., …Kurian, K. M. (2015). BRAF Fusion Analysis in Pilocytic Astrocytomas: KIAA1549-BRAF 15-9 Fusions Are More Frequent in the Midline Than Within the Cerebellum. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 74(9), 867-872. https://doi.org/10.1097/NEN.0000000000000226

Copyright © 2015 by the American Association of Neuropathologists, Inc. Pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) are increasingly tested for KIAA1549-BRAF fusions. We used reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for the 3 most common KIAA1549-BRAF fusion... Read More about BRAF Fusion Analysis in Pilocytic Astrocytomas: KIAA1549-BRAF 15-9 Fusions Are More Frequent in the Midline Than Within the Cerebellum.

Interactive ant colony optimization (iACO) for early lifecycle software design (2014)
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Simons, C., Smith, J., & White, P. (2014). Interactive ant colony optimization (iACO) for early lifecycle software design. Swarm Intelligence, 8(2), 139-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11721-014-0094-2

Finding good designs in the early stages of the software development lifecycle is a demanding multi-objective problem that is crucial to success. Previously, both interactive and non-interactive techniques based on evolutionary algorithms (EAs) have... Read More about Interactive ant colony optimization (iACO) for early lifecycle software design.

The psychological well-being and appearance concerns of patients presenting with ptosis (2014)
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White, P., Rumsey, N., Jenkinson, E., Richards, H. S., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., …Harrad, R. A. (2014). The psychological well-being and appearance concerns of patients presenting with ptosis. Eye, 28(3), 296-302. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2013.264

PurposePtosis affects both the function and appearance of the eyes and face, because of drooping of the eyelids. Previous research has focused on functional impairment; however, similar appearance altering eye conditions have been demonstrated to hav... Read More about The psychological well-being and appearance concerns of patients presenting with ptosis.

Do long leg supine CT scanograms correlate with weight-bearing full-length radiographs to measure lower limb coronal alignment? (2014)
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Porteous, A. J., White, P., Gbejuade, H. O., White, P., Hassaballa, M., Porteous, A. .. .., …Murray, J. R. (2014). Do long leg supine CT scanograms correlate with weight-bearing full-length radiographs to measure lower limb coronal alignment?. Knee, 21(2), 549-552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2013.05.009

Introduction: The gold standard for measuring knee alignment is the lower limb mechanical axis (MA) using weight-bearing lower limb full-length x-ray (FLX). However, CT scanograms (CTS) are becoming increasingly popular in view of lower radiation exp... Read More about Do long leg supine CT scanograms correlate with weight-bearing full-length radiographs to measure lower limb coronal alignment?.

Operative time and outcome of enhanced recovery after surgery after laparoscopic colorectal surgery (2014)
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Harrison, O. J., Smart, N. J., White, P., Brigic, A., Carlisle, E. R., Allison, A. S., …Francis, N. K. (2014). Operative time and outcome of enhanced recovery after surgery after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Journal- Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 18(2), 265-272. https://doi.org/10.4293/108680813X13753907291918

Background and Objectives: Combining laparoscopy and enhanced recovery provides benefit to short-term outcomes after colorectal surgery. Advances in training and techniques have allowed surgeons to operate on cases that are technically challenging an... Read More about Operative time and outcome of enhanced recovery after surgery after laparoscopic colorectal surgery.