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A group memory rehabilitation programme for people with traumatic brain injuries: the ReMemBrIn RCT (2019)
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das Nair, R., Bradshaw, L. E., Carpenter, H., Clarke, S., Day, F., Drummond, A., …Lincoln, N. B. (2019). A group memory rehabilitation programme for people with traumatic brain injuries: the ReMemBrIn RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 23(16), 1-194. doi:10.3310/hta23160

Main outcome measures: Outcomes were assessed at 6 and 12 months after randomisation. Primary outcome: patient-completed Everyday Memory Questionnaire – patient version (EMQ-p) at 6 months’ follow-up. Secondary outcomes: Rivermead Behavioural Memory... Read More

Willingness to adhere to current UK low-risk alcohol guidelines to potentially reduce dementia risk: a national survey of people aged 50 and over (2019)
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Oliveira, D., Jones, K. A., Ozupek, S., Ogollah, R., Hogervorst, E., & Orrell, M. (in press). Willingness to adhere to current UK low-risk alcohol guidelines to potentially reduce dementia risk: a national survey of people aged 50 and over. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease,

Air pollution is a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity and mortality. A growing literature also links exposure to diverse air pollutants (e.g., nanoparticles, particulate matter, ozone, traffic-related air pollution) with brain h... Read More

Cord pilot trial, comparing alternative policies for timing of cord clamping before 32 weeks gestation: follow-up for women up to one year (2019)
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Bradshaw, L., Sawyer, A., Armstrong-Buisseret, L., Mitchell, E., Ayers, S., & Duley, L. (2019). Cord pilot trial, comparing alternative policies for timing of cord clamping before 32 weeks gestation: follow-up for women up to one year. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19, doi:10.1186/s12884-019-2223-9

Background The Cord Pilot Trial compared two alternative policies for cord clamping at very preterm birth at eight UK maternity units: clamping after at least 2 min and immediate neonatal care (if needed) with cord intact, or clamping within 20 s an... Read More

High versus low intensity interventions for perinatal depression delivered by non-specialist primary maternal care providers in Nigeria: a cluster randomized controlledtrial (The EXPONATE Trial) (2019)
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Gureje, O., Oladeji, B. D., Montgomery, A. A., Araya, R., Bello, T., Chisholm, D., …Zelkowitz, P. (2019). High versus low intensity interventions for perinatal depression delivered by non-specialist primary maternal care providers in Nigeria: a cluster randomized controlledtrial (The EXPONATE Trial). British Journal of Psychology, doi:10.1192/bjp.2019.4

Background: Contextually appropriate interventions delivered by primary maternal care providers might be effective in reducing the treatment gap for perinatal depression. Aim: To compare a high intensity psychological intervention with a low intensi... Read More

Clinical utility of existing and second-generation interferon-γ release assays for diagnostic evaluation of tuberculosis: an observational cohort study (2019)
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Whitworth, H. S., Badhan, A., Boakye, A. A., Takwoingi, Y., Rees-Roberts, M., Partlett, C., …Menzies, S. (2019). Clinical utility of existing and second-generation interferon-γ release assays for diagnostic evaluation of tuberculosis: an observational cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19(2), 193-202. doi:10.1016/s1473-3099(18)30613-3

Central masked adjudication of stroke diagnosis at trial entry offered no advantage over diagnosis by local clinicians: secondary analysis and simulation (2018)
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Godolphin, P., Hepburn, T., Sprigg, N., Walker, L., Berge, E., Collins, R., …Montgomery, A. (in press). Central masked adjudication of stroke diagnosis at trial entry offered no advantage over diagnosis by local clinicians: secondary analysis and simulation. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, doi:10.1016/j.conctc.2018.11.002

Background Central adjudication of stroke type is commonly implemented in large multicentre clinical trials. We investigated the effect of central adjudication of diagnosis of stroke type at trial entry in the Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke (E... Read More

Postpartum evaluation of cardiovascular disease risk for women with pregnancies complicated by hypertension (2018)
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Escouto, D. C., Green, A., & Kurlak, L. (2018). Postpartum evaluation of cardiovascular disease risk for women with pregnancies complicated by hypertension. Pregnancy Hypertension, 13, 218-224. doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2018.06.019

Objectives: Postpartum stratification of cardiovascular risk for women with pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia is challenging. Our aim was to identify potential clinical and biomarker predictors of future cardiovascular risk at six weeks postpa... Read More

Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial (2018)
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Sprigg, N., Flaherty, K., Appleton, J. P., Al-Shahi Salman, R., Bereczki, D., Beridze, M., …Bath, P. M. (in press). Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial. Lancet, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31033-X. ISSN 0140-6736

Background Tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces death due to bleeding after trauma and post-partum haemorrhage. The aim was to assess if tranexamic acid reduces haematoma expansion and improves outcome in adults with stroke due to intracerebral 6 haemorrha... Read More

The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of lamotrigine for people with borderline personality disorder: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (2018)
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Crawford, M. J., Sanatinia, R., Barrett, B., Cunningham, G., Dale, O., Ganguli, P., …Reilly, J. G. (2018). The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of lamotrigine for people with borderline personality disorder: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(8), 756-764. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17091006

Objectives: To examine whether lamotrigine is a clinically effective and cost-effective treatment for people with borderline personality disorder. Method: Multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. Between July 2013 to Novembe... Read More

Clinical diagnostic model for sciatica developed in primary care patients with low back-related leg pain (2018)
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Stynes, S., Konstantinou, K., Ogollah, R. O., Hay, E. M., & Dunn, K. M. (2018). Clinical diagnostic model for sciatica developed in primary care patients with low back-related leg pain. PLoS ONE, 13(4), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0191852

Background Identification of sciatica may assist timely management but can be challenging in clinical practice. Diagnostic models to identify sciatica have mainly been developed in secondary care settings with conflicting reference standard select... Read More

NHS health checks: a cross- sectional observational study on equity of uptake and outcomes (2018)
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Coghill, N., Garside, L., Montgomery, A. A., Feder, G., & Horwood, J. (2018). NHS health checks: a cross- sectional observational study on equity of uptake and outcomes. BMC Health Services Research, 18, doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3027-8

Background The National Health Checks programme aims to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and health inequalities in England. We assessed equity of uptake and outcomes from NHS Health Checks in general practices in Bristol, UK. Me... Read More

Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (2018)
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Haines, R. H., Thomas, K. S., Montgomery, A. A., Ravenscroft, J. C., Akram, P., Chalmers, J., …Batchelor, J. M. (2018). Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(4), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018649

Vitiligo is a condition resulting in white patches on the skin. People with vitiligo can suffer from low self-esteem, psychological disturbance and diminished quality of life. Vitiligo is often poorly managed, partly due to lack of high quality evide... Read More

Determining one-year trajectories of low back related leg pain in primary care patients: growth mixture modelling of a prospective cohort study (2018)
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Ogollah, R. O., Konstantinou, K., Stynes, S., & Dunn, K. M. (2018). Determining one-year trajectories of low back related leg pain in primary care patients: growth mixture modelling of a prospective cohort study. Arthritis Care and Research, 70(12), 1840-1848. doi:10.1002/acr.23556

Objective The clinical presentation and outcome of patients with back and leg pain in primary care are heterogeneous and may be better understood by identification of homogeneous and clinically meaningful subgroups. Subgroups of patients with diff... Read More

A feasibility study for NOn-Traditional providers to support the management of Elderly People with Anxiety and Depression: the NOTEPAD study Protocol (2018)
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Burroughs, H., Bartlam, B., Kingstone, T., Shepherd, T., Ogollah, R. O., Proctor, J., …Chew-Graham, C. (2018). A feasibility study for NOn-Traditional providers to support the management of Elderly People with Anxiety and Depression: the NOTEPAD study Protocol. Trials, 19, doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2550-6

BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common among older people, with up to 20% reporting such symptoms, and the prevalence increases with co-morbid chronic physical health problems. Access to treatment for anxiety and depression in this population... Read More

Quadrupling inhaled glucocorticoid dose to abort asthma exacerbations (2018)
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McKeever, T., Mortimer, K., Wilson, A., Walker, S., Brightling, C., Skeggs, A., …Harrison, T. (2018). Quadrupling inhaled glucocorticoid dose to abort asthma exacerbations. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(10), doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1714257

BACKGROUND Asthma exacerbations are frightening for patients and are occasionally fatal. We tested the concept that a plan for patients to manage their asthma (self-management plan), which included a temporary quadrupling of the dose of inhaled gluc... Read More

Recruitment of older adults to three preventative lifestyle improvement studies (2018)
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Chatters, R., Newbold, L., Sprange, K., Hind, D., Mountain, G., Shortland, K., …Woods, B. (2018). Recruitment of older adults to three preventative lifestyle improvement studies. Trials, 19, doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2482-1

Background: Recruiting isolated older adults to clinical trials is complex, time-consuming and difficult. Previous studies have suggested querying existing databases to identify appropriate potential participants. We aim to compare recruitment tech... Read More

Change in physical activity level and clinical outcomes in older adults with knee pain: a secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial (2018)
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Quicke, J. G., Foster, N. E., Croft, P. R., Ogollah, R. O., & Holden, M. A. (2018). Change in physical activity level and clinical outcomes in older adults with knee pain: a secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19, doi:10.1186/s12891-018-1968-z

BACKGROUND: Exercise interventions improve clinical outcomes of pain and function in adults with knee pain due to osteoarthritis and higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower severity of pain and higher levels of physical function... Read More

Statistical analysis plan for the ‘Rapid Intervention with Glyceryl trinitrate in Hypertensive stroke Trial-2 (RIGHT-2)’ (2018)
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Scutt, P., Appleton, J. P., Dixon, M., Woodhouse, L. J., Sprigg, N., Wardlaw, J. M., …Bath, P. M. (2018). Statistical analysis plan for the ‘Rapid Intervention with Glyceryl trinitrate in Hypertensive stroke Trial-2 (RIGHT-2)’. European Stroke Journal, 3(2), doi:10.1177/2396987318756696

Rationale: Glyceryl trinitrate, a nitric oxide donor, is a candidate treatment for acute stroke; it lowers blood pressure, does not alter cerebral blood flow or platelet function and is neuroprotective in experimental stroke. The ongoing rapid interv... Read More