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The impact of prehabilitation on outcomes in frail and high-risk patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2024)
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Skořepa, P., Ford, K. L., Alsuwaylihi, A., O’Connor, D., Prado, C. M., Gomez, D., & Lobo, D. N. (2024). The impact of prehabilitation on outcomes in frail and high-risk patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Nutrition, 43(3), 629-648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2024.01.020

Background & aims: Prehabilitation comprises multidisciplinary preoperative interventions including exercise, nutritional optimisation and psychological preparation aimed at improving surgical outcomes. The aim of this systematic review and meta-anal... Read More about The impact of prehabilitation on outcomes in frail and high-risk patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Feasibility of delivering supervised exercise training following surgical resection and during adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PRECISE): a case series (2023)
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Brown, M., O’Connor, D., Turkington, R., Eatock, M., Vince, R., Hulme, C., …Prue, G. (2023). Feasibility of delivering supervised exercise training following surgical resection and during adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PRECISE): a case series. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 15(1), Article 116. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13102-023-00722-3

IntroductionPancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive neoplasm, with surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy the only curative treatment. Treatment-related toxicities place a considerable burden on patients although exercise train... Read More about Feasibility of delivering supervised exercise training following surgical resection and during adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PRECISE): a case series.

Modulating Tumour Hypoxia in Prostate Cancer Through Exercise: The Impact of Redox Signalling on Radiosensitivity (2022)
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Brown, M., Rébillard, A., Hart, N. H., O’Connor, D., Prue, G., O’Sullivan, J. M., & Jain, S. (2022). Modulating Tumour Hypoxia in Prostate Cancer Through Exercise: The Impact of Redox Signalling on Radiosensitivity. Sports Medicine - Open, 8, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-022-00436-9

Prostate cancer is a complex disease affecting millions of men globally. Radiotherapy (RT) is a common treatment modality although treatment efficacy is dependent upon several features within the tumour microenvironment (TME), especially hypoxia. A h... Read More about Modulating Tumour Hypoxia in Prostate Cancer Through Exercise: The Impact of Redox Signalling on Radiosensitivity.

Exploring patient experiences of cancer care in Northern Ireland: A thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2018 Northern Ireland Patient Experience Survey (NICPES) (2021)
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Prue, G., O’Connor, D., Brown, M., & Santin, O. (2021). Exploring patient experiences of cancer care in Northern Ireland: A thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2018 Northern Ireland Patient Experience Survey (NICPES). BMC Health Services Research, 21, Article 564. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06577-z

Background Cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship is multifaceted, and the cancer patient experience can serve as a key indicator of healthcare performance and quality. The purpose of this paper was to analyse free-text responses from the seco... Read More about Exploring patient experiences of cancer care in Northern Ireland: A thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2018 Northern Ireland Patient Experience Survey (NICPES).

Impact of COVID-19 on an established physical activity and behaviour change support programme for cancer survivors: An exploratory survey of the Macmillan Move More service for Northern Ireland (2021)
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Brown, M., O’Connor, D., Murphy, C., McClean, M., McMeekin, A., & Prue, G. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on an established physical activity and behaviour change support programme for cancer survivors: An exploratory survey of the Macmillan Move More service for Northern Ireland. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29(10), 6135-6143. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06165-1

Purpose The recent coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected the delivery of routine cancer care and supportive services. The Macmillan Move More Northern Ireland (MMNI) programme provides access to physical activity and behavioural change suppor... Read More about Impact of COVID-19 on an established physical activity and behaviour change support programme for cancer survivors: An exploratory survey of the Macmillan Move More service for Northern Ireland.

Exercise efficacy and prescription during treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a systematic review (2021)
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O’Connor, D., Brown, M., Eatock, M., Turkington, R. C., & Prue, G. (2021). Exercise efficacy and prescription during treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a systematic review. BMC Cancer, 21(1), Article 43. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-07733-0

Background: Surgical resection remains the only curative treatment for pancreatic cancer and is associated with significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. Patients eligible for surgery, increasingly receive neo-adjuvant therapy before surger... Read More about Exercise efficacy and prescription during treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a systematic review.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) in the Management of Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Case Report (2019)
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O'Connor, D., Caulfield, B., Wright, S., & Lennon, O. (2021). Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) in the Management of Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Case Report. Rehabilitation Oncology, 39(2), E1-E8. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000189

Background and Purpose: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is associated with debilitating physical and psychosocial side effects. Voluntary exercise recommended as an adjunct therapy is often limited by physical and neurological impairments. The potent... Read More about Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) in the Management of Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Case Report.

Fit for life after cancer: does exercise timing matter? (2018)
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O'Connor, D., Daly, A., Mulvin, C., & Lennon, O. (2022). Fit for life after cancer: does exercise timing matter?. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 12(e1), E1-E4. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001581

Objectives To assess the effects of a single exercise session per week for 6 weeks on quality of life (QoL), fatigue and exercise participation in male and female cancer survivors with follow-up at 6 months. A secondary aim was to identify if the tim... Read More about Fit for life after cancer: does exercise timing matter?.