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Does therapy with biofeedback improve swallowing in adults with dysphagia?: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Benfield, J. K., Everton, L. F., Bath, P. M., & England, T. J. (in press). Does therapy with biofeedback improve swallowing in adults with dysphagia?: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.031. ISSN 0003-9993

Objective To describe and systematically review the current evidence on the effects of swallow therapy augmented by biofeedback in adults with dysphagia (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016052942). Data sources Two independent reviewers conducted searches whic... Read More

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the in vivo haemodynamic effects of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (2018)
Journal Article
Sultan, S. R., Millar, S. A., O’Sullivan, S. E., & England, T. J. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the in vivo haemodynamic effects of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. Pharmaceuticals, 11(1), doi:10.3390/ph11010013. ISSN 1424-8247

∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has complex effects on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to systematically review studies of THC and haemodynamic alterations. PubMed, Medline, and EMBASE were searched for relevant studies. Changes in blood pressure (... Read More

Osteocalcin, vascular calcification, and atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Millar, S. A., Patel, H., Anderson, S. I., England, T. J., & O'Sullivan, S. (2017). Osteocalcin, vascular calcification, and atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 8, doi:10.3389/fendo.2017.00183. ISSN 1664-2392

Background: Osteocalcin (OC) is an intriguing hormone, concomitantly being the most abundant non-collagenous peptide found in the mineralized matrix of bone, and expanding the endocrine function of the skeleton with far reaching extra-osseous effects... Read More

Remote assessment of platelet function in patients with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attack (2017)
Journal Article
Bath, P. M., May, J., Flaherty, K., Woodhouse, L. J., Dovlatova, N., Fox, S. C., …Heptinstall, S. (2017). Remote assessment of platelet function in patients with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attack. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2017, doi:10.1155/2017/7365684. ISSN 2090-8105

Background: Antiplatelets reduce recurrence after cerebral ischaemia. The international TARDIS trial assessed the safety and efficacy of intensive (combined aspirin, dipyridamole and clopidogrel) versus guideline (aspirin and dipyridamole, or clopido... Read More

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the haemodynamic effects of cannabidiol (2017)
Journal Article
Sultan, S. R., Millar, S. A., England, T. J., & O'Sullivan, S. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the haemodynamic effects of cannabidiol. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, doi:10.3389/fphar.2017.00081. ISSN 1663-9812

Despite cannabidiol (CBD) having numerous cardiovascular effects in vitro, its haemodynamic effects in vivo are unclear. Nonetheless, the clinical use of CBD (Epidiolex) is becoming more widespread. The aim of this systematic review was to establish... Read More

Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) for stroke: an individual patient data meta-analysis (2016)
Journal Article
England, T. J., Sprigg, N., Alasheev, A. M., Belkin, A. A., Kumar, A., Prasad, K., & Bath, P. M. (in press). Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) for stroke: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 6, doi:10.1038/srep36567. ISSN 2045-2322

Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) may enhance recovery from stroke through neuroprotective mechanisms if administered early, or neurorepair if given later. Several small trials suggest administration is safe but effects on efficacy are un... Read More

Cannabidiol protects an in vitro model of the blood brain barrier (BBB) from oxygen-glucose deprivation via PPARγ and 5-HT1A (2015)
Journal Article
Hind, W. H., England, T. J., & O'Sullivan, S. E. (2016). Cannabidiol protects an in vitro model of the blood brain barrier (BBB) from oxygen-glucose deprivation via PPARγ and 5-HT1A. British Journal of Pharmacology, 173(5), 815-825. doi:10.1111/bph.13368

Background and Purpose: In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated a protective effect of cannabidiol (CBD) in reducing infarct size in stroke models and against epithelial barrier damage in numerous disease models. We aimed to investigate whethe... Read More