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Uptake of a primary care atrial fibrillation screening program (AF-SMART): a realist evaluation of implementation in metropolitan and rural general practice

Journal Article
Orchard, J., Li, J., Gallagher, R., Freedman, B., Lowres, N., & Neubeck, L. (2019)
Uptake of a primary care atrial fibrillation screening program (AF-SMART): a realist evaluation of implementation in metropolitan and rural general practice. BMC Family Practice, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-019-1058-9
Background Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged ≥65 years is recommended by international guidelines. The Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And guidelin...

The effect of azathioprine on bone health

Thesis
Morgan, S. The effect of azathioprine on bone health. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2386593
Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often present with poor bone health and have increased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures. The development of targeted thera...

Four Steps to Clean Hospitals: Look; Plan; Clean; and Dry

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Dancer, S. J., & Kramer, A. (2019)
Four Steps to Clean Hospitals: Look; Plan; Clean; and Dry. Journal of Hospital Infection, 103(1), e1–e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.12.015
Background Now that cleaning and decontamination are recognised as integral to infection control, it is timely to examine the process in more detail. This is because cleaning ...

‘Hopeful adaptation’ in health geographies: Seeking health and wellbeing in times of adversity

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Power, A., Bell, S. L., Kyle, R. G., & Andrews, G. J. (2019)
‘Hopeful adaptation’ in health geographies: Seeking health and wellbeing in times of adversity. Social Science and Medicine, 231, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.021
Living with adversity can create wide-ranging challenges for people's health and wellbeing. This adversity may arise through personal embodied difference (e.g. acquiring a bra...

Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?

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Smith, J., Adams, C., King, M., Noakes, C., Robertson, C., & Dancer, S. (2018)
Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?. Journal of Hospital Infection, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.04.003
Background There are few data and no accepted standards for air quality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Any relationship between airborne pathogens and hospital-acquired inf...

Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise

Journal Article
Mitchell, B. G., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Gardner, A., Hall, L., Barnett, A. G., …Graves, N. (2017)
Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise. Infection, Disease & Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.001
Background The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation pose...

What's trending in infection control?

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Mitchell, B. G., Petrie, D., Morton, L., & Dancer, S. J. (2017)
What's trending in infection control?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 38(9), 1098-1102. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.130
OBJECTIVE To explore the trends in infection control peer-reviewed journals, mainstream media, and blogs written by infection control professionals DESIGN Narrative and scopin...

A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST in Scotland: Final Report

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Dobbie, F., Purves, R., McKell, J., Dougall, N., White, J., Campbell, R., …Bauld, L. (2017)
A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST in Scotland: Final Report. University of Stirling: Scottish Government
Executive Summary This report presents findings from a process evaluation of the ASSIST (A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial) pilot in Scotland. ASSIST is a licensed peer-led, sch...

An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting

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Wojcik, G., Kydonaki, C., Willis, D. & Williams, B. (2017, March)
An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting. Poster presented at Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Research Symposium, Edinburgh
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Direct Keap1-Nrf2 disruption as a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

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Kerr, F., Sofola-Adesakin, O., Ivanov, D. K., Gatliff, J., Gomez Perez-Nievas, B., Bertrand, H. C., …Partridge, L. (2017)
Direct Keap1-Nrf2 disruption as a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease. PLoS Genetics, 13(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1006593
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an attractive therapeutic target for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease...

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