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Open versus arthroscopic repair of 1B ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears: a systemetic review (2019)
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Robba, V., Fowler, A., Karantana, A., Grindlay, D., & Lindau, T. (2019). Open versus arthroscopic repair of 1B ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears: a systemetic review. Hand, doi:10.1177/1558944718815244

Background: Peripheral 1B tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) can result in distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability. In the context of associated DRUJ instability, combined evidence supports successful outcomes for peripheral tea... Read More

Registration and outcome reporting bias in randomised controlled trials of distal radius fracture treatment: a systematic review (2018)
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Lee, S., Khan, T., Grindlay, D., & Karantana, A. (2018). Registration and outcome reporting bias in randomised controlled trials of distal radius fracture treatment: a systematic review. JBJS Open Access, 24(3), doi:10.2106/JBJS.OA.17.00065

Background: The aim was to systematically evaluate the completeness of trial registration and the extent of outcome-reporting bias in modern randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of distal radius fracture treatment. This is the first study to investiga... Read More

What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2015. Part 2: prevention and treatment (2018)
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Lloyd-Lavery, A., Rogers, N. K., Davies, E., Grindlay, D. J. C., & Thomas, K. S. (2018). What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2015. Part 2: prevention and treatment. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 43(6), 653-658. doi:10.1111/ced.13554

This review forms part of a series of annual updates that summarize the evidence base for atopic eczema (AE), providing a succinct guide for clinicians and patients. It provides a summary of key findings from 26 systematic reviews that were published... Read More

Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
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Ban, L., Labbouz, S., Grindlay, D. J., Batchelor, J. M., & Ratib, S. (2018). Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 179(4), (971-972). doi:10.1111/bjd.16703. ISSN 0007-0963

Vitiligo is a chronic disorder causing skin depigmentation with around 1% global prevalence, affecting people of all ages, skin types and genders.1 Due to the absence of melanin in lesional skin there is a theoretical concern that there might be a hi... Read More

Quantitative outcomes of a One Health approach to study global health challenges (2018)
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Falzon, L. C., Lechner, I., Chantziaras, I., Collineau, L., Courcoul, A., Filippitzi, M., …Brennan, M. L. (2018). Quantitative outcomes of a One Health approach to study global health challenges. EcoHealth, 15(1), 209-227. doi:10.1007/s10393-017-1310-5

Having gained momentum in the last decade, the One Health initiative promotes a holistic approach to address complex global health issues. Before recommending its adoption to stakeholders, however, it is paramount to first compile quantitative eviden... Read More

What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2015. Part 1: epidemiology and methodology (2018)
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Davies, E., Rogers, N. K., Lloyd-Lavery, A., Grindlay, D. J. C., & Thomas, K. S. (2018). What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2015. Part 1: epidemiology and methodology. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 43(4), 375-379. doi:10.1111/ced.13377

This review forms part of a series of annual updates that summarize the evidence base for atopic eczema (AE), providing a succinct guide for clinicians and patients. It provides a summary of key findings from 15 systematic reviews that were published... Read More

Veterinarian nominated common conditions of rabbits and guinea pigs compared with published literature (2017)
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Robinson, N. J., Lyons, E., Grindlay, D., & Brennan, M. L. (in press). Veterinarian nominated common conditions of rabbits and guinea pigs compared with published literature. Veterinary Sciences, 4(4), doi:10.3390/vetsci4040058. ISSN 2306-7381

Rabbits and guinea pigs are increasingly popular pets in the UK, yet little is known about their common ailments, or how these relate to what appears in the published literature. The aim of this study was to characterise the common conditions of rabb... Read More

Quality of life in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2017)
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Morrison, B., Burden-Teh, E., Batchelor, J. M., Mead, E., Grindlay, D., & Ratib, S. (2018). Quality of life in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 177(6), doi:10.1111/bjd.15933. ISSN 0007-0963

Vitiligo is cosmetically disfiguring and has profound psychosocial effects due to stigmatization, problems in sexual function, anxiety, self-esteem and difficulty finding employment. Previous studies suggest a reduction in quality of life (QoL) due t... Read More

The prevalence of psychological co-morbidity in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2017)
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Osinubi, O., Grainge, M. J., Ahmed, A., Batchelor, J. M., Grindlay, D., Thompson, A., & Ratib, S. (2018). The prevalence of psychological co-morbidity in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 178(4), doi:10.1111/bjd.16049. ISSN 0007-0963

Background: Vitiligo is a chronic disorder causing skin depigmentation with global prevalence varying from 0.2 to 1.8%. UK guidelines recommend assessment of psychological state during clinical evaluation of vitiligo. However, the prevalence of psych... Read More

Sponsorship bias and quality of randomised controlled trials in veterinary medicine (2017)
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Wareham, K., Hyde, R., Grindlay, D. J., Brennan, M. L., & Dean, R. S. (in press). Sponsorship bias and quality of randomised controlled trials in veterinary medicine. BMC Veterinary Research, 13(234), doi:10.1186/s12917-017-1146-9. ISSN 1746-6148

Background: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard form of evidence for assessing treatment efficacy, but many factors can influence their reliability including methodological quality, reporting quality and funding sourc... Read More

A systematic review of Vancouver B2 and B3 periprosthetic femoral fractures (2017)
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Khan, T., Grindlay, D. J., Ollivere, B., Scammell, B. E., Manktelow, A., & Pearson, R. G. (2017). A systematic review of Vancouver B2 and B3 periprosthetic femoral fractures. Bone and Joint Journal, 99-B(4 Supp), doi:10.1302/0301-620X.99B4.BJJ-2016-1311.R1. ISSN 2049-4394

Aims The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes of Vancouver type B2 and B3 fractures by performing a systematic review of the methods of surgical treatment which have been reported. Materials and Methods A systematic search was perform... Read More

Searching the veterinary literature: a comparison of the coverage of veterinary journals by nine bibliographic databases (2016)
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Grindlay, D. J., Brennan, M. L., & Dean, R. S. (in press). Searching the veterinary literature: a comparison of the coverage of veterinary journals by nine bibliographic databases. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 39(4), doi:10.3138/jvme.1111.109R. ISSN 0748-321X

A thorough search of the literature to find the best evidence is central to the practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine. This requires knowing which databases to search to maximize journal coverage. The aim of the present study was to compare... Read More

What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2014. Part 2. Treatment and prevention (2016)
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Lloyd-Lavery, A., Rogers, N. K., Hatfield, S. J., Grindlay, D., Barnett, R., & Thomas, K. S. (2017). What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2014. Part 2. Treatment and prevention. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 42(1), 3-7. doi:10.1111/ced.12967

This review forms part of a series of annual updates that summarize the evidence base for atopic eczema (AE). It provides a summary of key findings from 12 systematic reviews (SRs) that were published or indexed during 2014, and focuses on the treatm... Read More

A systematic review of the literature relating to captive great ape morbidity and mortality (2016)
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Strong, V. J., Grindlay, D. J., Redrobe, S., Cobb, M., & White, K. (2016). A systematic review of the literature relating to captive great ape morbidity and mortality. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 47(3), doi:10.1638/2015-0240.1. ISSN 1042-7260

Wild bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus, Pongo abelii) are threatened with extinction. In order to help maintain a self-sustaining zoo population, clinicians requi... Read More

The epidemiology of childhood psoriasis: a scoping review (2016)
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Burden-Teh, E., Thomas, K. S., Ratib, S., Grindlay, D. J., Adaji, E., & Murphy, R. (2016). The epidemiology of childhood psoriasis: a scoping review. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(6), 1242-1257. doi:10.1111/bjd.14507

Psoriasis is an inflammatory noncommunicable skin disease that affects both adults and children. At present, the epidemiology and natural history of psoriasis are not widely understood. This scoping review aimed to map the existing literature on the... Read More