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Influence of a low-carbohydrate diet on endothelial microvesicles in overweight women

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Wekesa, A. L., Doyle, L. M., Fitzmaurice, D., O’Donovan, O., Phelan, J. P., Ross, M. D., …Harrison, M. (2016)
Influence of a low-carbohydrate diet on endothelial microvesicles in overweight women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(5), 522-527. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0507
Low-carbohydrate diets (LCD) are increasing in popularity, but their effect on vascular health has been questioned. Endothelial microvesicles (EMV) are membrane-derived vesicl...

Is it worth screening elective orthopaedic patients for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus ? A part-retrospective case–control study in a Scottish hospital

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Dancer, S. J., Christison, F., Eslami, A., Gregori, A., Miller, R., Perisamy, K., …Graves, N. (2016)
Is it worth screening elective orthopaedic patients for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus ? A part-retrospective case–control study in a Scottish hospital. BMJ Open, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011642
Background With recent focus on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) has been overlooked. MSSA infections are...

Intervention description is not enough: evidence from an in-depth multiple case study on the untold role and impact of context in randomised controlled trials of seven complex interventions

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Wells, M., Williams, B., Treweek, S., Coyle, J., & Taylor, J. (2012)
Intervention description is not enough: evidence from an in-depth multiple case study on the untold role and impact of context in randomised controlled trials of seven complex interventions. Trials, 13, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-95
Background: A number of single case reports have suggested that the context within which intervention studies take place may challenge the assumptions that underpin randomised...

Goal-setting intervention in patients with active asthma: Protocol for a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial

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Hoskins, G., Abhyankar, P., Taylor, A. D., Duncan, E., Sheikh, A., Pinnock, H., …Williams, B. (2013)
Goal-setting intervention in patients with active asthma: Protocol for a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-289
Background: Supporting self-management behaviours is recommended guidance for people with asthma. Preliminary work suggests that a brief, intensive, patient-centred interventi...

Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature

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Easton, P., Entwistle, V. A., & Williams, B. (2010)
Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy. A systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-459
Background: Much of the evidence of an association between low functional or health literacy and poor health comes from studies that include people who have various cognitive ...

Identifying postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgical patients posthospital discharge, using iPhone ECG: a study protocol

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Lowres, N., Freedman, S. B., Gallagher, R., Kirkness, A., Marshman, D., Orchard, J., & Neubeck, L. (2015)
Identifying postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgical patients posthospital discharge, using iPhone ECG: a study protocol. BMJ Open, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006849
Introduction: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in 30–40% of patients after cardiac surgery. Identification of recurrent postoperative AF is required to initiate e...

Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus

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Caulfield, P., & Willis, D. (2017)
Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 28(8), 750-755. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462416665730
The first UK prosecution for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) transmission in 2011 attracted strong criticism from medical experts. To address the dearth of research on the ...

Heavy drinkers' perspectives on minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative interview study

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O’May, F., Gill, J., Black, H., Rees, C., Chick, J., & McPake, B. (2016)
Heavy drinkers' perspectives on minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative interview study. SAGE Open, 6(3), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016657141
The irrefutable consequence of Scottish excessive alcohol consumption has prompted implementation and proposal of alcohol policy measures. The purpose of this study is to expl...

How UK internet websites portray breast milk expression and breast pumps: a qualitative study of content

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McInnes, R. J., Arbuckle, A., & Hoddinott, P. (2015)
How UK internet websites portray breast milk expression and breast pumps: a qualitative study of content. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 15, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0509-0
Background Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is recommended but few parents achieve this; particularly younger and less well-educated mothers. Many parents introduce infa...

How data science can advance mental health research

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Russ, T. C., Woelbert, E., Davis, K. A. S., Hafferty, J. D., Ibrahim, Z., Inkster, B., …Data Science Group, M. (2018)
How data science can advance mental health research. Nature Human Behaviour, doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0470-9
Accessibility of powerful computers and availability of so-called big data from a variety of sources means that data science approaches are becoming pervasive. However, their ...