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The Effects of Preoperative Glycaemic Control (HbA1c) on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Outcomes: Data from a Tertiary-Referral Bariatric Centre in the UK (2024)
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Background: Current recommendations advocate the achievement of an optimal glucose control (HbA1c < 69mmol/mol) prior to elective surgery to reduce risks of peri- and post-operative complications, but the relevance for this glycaemic threshold prior... Read More about The Effects of Preoperative Glycaemic Control (HbA1c) on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Outcomes: Data from a Tertiary-Referral Bariatric Centre in the UK.

Functional performance of a bi-layered chitosan-nano-hydroxyapatite osteochondral scaffold: a pre-clinical in vitro tribological study (2024)
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Osteochondral grafts are used for repair of focal osteochondral lesions. Autologous grafts are the gold standard treatment; however, limited graft availability and donor site morbidity restrict use. Therefore, there is a clinical need for different g... Read More about Functional performance of a bi-layered chitosan-nano-hydroxyapatite osteochondral scaffold: a pre-clinical in vitro tribological study.

The effectiveness of cupping therapy on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials (2024)
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This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of cupping therapy on low back pain (LBP). Medline, Embase, Scopus and WANFANG databases were searched for relevant cupping RCTs on low back pain articles up to 2023. A complementary search was manuall... Read More about The effectiveness of cupping therapy on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials.

Comparing Self-Reported Running Distance and Pace With a Commercial Fitness Watch Data: Reliability Study (2024)
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Background There is substantial evidence exploring the reliability of running distance self-reporting and GPS wearable technology, but there are currently no studies investigating the reliability of participant self-reporting in comparison to GPS wea... Read More about Comparing Self-Reported Running Distance and Pace With a Commercial Fitness Watch Data: Reliability Study.

The interrater and test–retest reliability of 3 modalities of quantitative sensory testing in healthy adults and people with chronic low back pain or rheumatoid arthritis (2023)
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Introduction: Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) modalities used to assess central pain mechanisms require different protocols in people with different musculoskeletal conditions. Objectives: We aimed to explore the possible effects of musculo... Read More about The interrater and test–retest reliability of 3 modalities of quantitative sensory testing in healthy adults and people with chronic low back pain or rheumatoid arthritis.

Chronic back pain prevalence at small area level in England - the design and validation of a 2-stage static spatial microsimulation model (2023)
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Spatially disaggregated estimates provide valuable insights into the nature of a disease. They highlight inequalities, aid public health planning and identify avenues for further research. Spatial microsimulation is advantageous in that it can be use... Read More about Chronic back pain prevalence at small area level in England - the design and validation of a 2-stage static spatial microsimulation model.

COVID-19 in a Dutch Nursing Home: A Longitudinal Retrospective Care-Home-Level Case Study on Infection Rate, Survival Rate, and Daily Functioning (2023)
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During the pandemic, nursing homes in the Netherlands were heavily affected by COVID-19. This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on infection rate, survival rate, and daily functioning over the course of two years among residents of a nursing home... Read More about COVID-19 in a Dutch Nursing Home: A Longitudinal Retrospective Care-Home-Level Case Study on Infection Rate, Survival Rate, and Daily Functioning.

Gut-joint axis in knee synovitis: gut fungal dysbiosis and altered fungi–bacteria correlation network identified in a community-based study (2023)
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Objectives: Knee synovitis is a highly prevalent and potentially curable condition for knee pain; however, its pathogenesis remains unclear. We sought to assess the associations of the gut fungal microbiota and the fungi–bacteria correlation network... Read More about Gut-joint axis in knee synovitis: gut fungal dysbiosis and altered fungi–bacteria correlation network identified in a community-based study.