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Interventions to improve retention in a surgical, clinical trial: a pragmatic, stakeholder driven approach (2018)
Journal Article
Leighton, P., Brealey, S. D., & Dias, J. J. (in press). Interventions to improve retention in a surgical, clinical trial: a pragmatic, stakeholder driven approach. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, doi:10.1111/jebm.12271

Objective To explore stakeholder perspectives upon participant retention in clinical trials, and to generate strategies to support retention in a surgical, clinical trial. Study Design & Setting The SWIFFT trial is a multi-centre study com... Read More

Assessing the impact of the introduction of an electronic hospital discharge system on the completeness and timeliness of discharge communication: a before and after study (2017)
Journal Article
Mehta, R., Baxendale, B., Roth, K., Caswell, V., Le Jeune, I., Hawkins, J., …Avery, A. J. (2017). Assessing the impact of the introduction of an electronic hospital discharge system on the completeness and timeliness of discharge communication: a before and after study. BMC Health Services Research, 17, doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2579-3

Background: Hospital discharge summaries are a key communication tool ensuring continuity of care between primary and secondary care. Incomplete or untimely communication of information increases risk of hospital readmission and associated compl... Read More

Psychological morbidity and return to work after injury: multicentre cohort study (2017)
Journal Article
Kendrick, D., Dhiman, P., Kellezi, B., Coupland, C., Whitehead, J., Beckett, K., …Morriss, R. (in press). Psychological morbidity and return to work after injury: multicentre cohort study. British Journal of General Practice, doi:10.3399/bjgp17X691673

Background: The benefits of work for physical, psychological and financial wellbeing are well documented. Return to work (RTW) after unintentional injury is often delayed, and psychological morbidity may contribute to this delay. The impact of psycho... Read More

The top 10 research priorities in cystic fibrosis developed by a partnership between people with CF and health care providers (2017)
Journal Article
Rowbotham, N. J., Smith, S. J., Leighton, P., Rayner, O. C., Gathercole, K., Elliott, Z., …Smyth, A. R. (in press). The top 10 research priorities in cystic fibrosis developed by a partnership between people with CF and health care providers. Thorax, ISSN 0040-6376

There remain many treatment uncertainties in cystic fibrosis (CF). With limited resources, research should focus on questions which are most important to the CF community. We conducted a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership in CF. Researc... Read More

Developing mHealth remote monitoring technology for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a qualitative study eliciting user priorities and needs (2016)
Journal Article
Simons, L., Valentine, A. Z., Falconer, C. J., Groom, M., Daley, D., Craven, M. P., …Hollis, C. (2016). Developing mHealth remote monitoring technology for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a qualitative study eliciting user priorities and needs. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4(1), doi:10.2196/mhealth.5009

Background: Guidelines in the United Kingdom recommend that medication titration for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be completed within 4-6 weeks and include regular reviews. However, most clinicians think that weekly clinic c... Read More

Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists (2015)
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Mulvaney, C. A., Smith, S., Watson, M. C., Parkin, J., Coupland, C., Miller, P., …McClintock, H. (2015). Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010415.pub2

Background: Cycling is an attractive form of transport. It is beneficial to the individual as a form of physical activity that may fit more readily into an individual’s daily routine, such as for cycling to work and to the shops, than other physical... Read More

Key considerations for the experimental training and evaluation of cancer odour detection dogs: lessons learnt from a double-blind, controlled trial of prostate cancer detection (2014)
Journal Article
Elliker, K. R., Armstrong, S., Sommerville, B. A., Broom, D. M., Neal, D. E., & Williams, H. C. (2014). Key considerations for the experimental training and evaluation of cancer odour detection dogs: lessons learnt from a double-blind, controlled trial of prostate cancer detection. BMC Urology, 14(1), 1-9. doi:10.1186/1471-2490-14-22

Background: Cancer detection using sniffer dogs is a potential technology for clinical use and research. Our study sought to determine whether dogs could be trained to discriminate the odour of urine from men with prostate cancer from controls, using... Read More

Surgical excision versus imiquimod 5% cream for nodular and superficial basal-cell carcinoma (SINS): a multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial (2013)
Journal Article
Bath-Hextall, F., Ozolins, M., Armstrong, S. J., Colver, G. B., Perkins, W., Miller, P. S., & Williams, H. C. (2014). Surgical excision versus imiquimod 5% cream for nodular and superficial basal-cell carcinoma (SINS): a multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncology, 15(1), doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70530-8

Background Basal-cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and its incidence is increasing worldwide. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of imiquimod cream versus surgical excision in patients with low-risk basal-cell carcinoma. Met... Read More