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Weight, height and midupper arm circumference are associated with haemoglobin levels in adolescent girls living in rural India: A cross-sectional study (2019)
Journal Article
Ahankari, A., Tata, L., & Fogarty, A. (2019). Weight, height and midupper arm circumference are associated with haemoglobin levels in adolescent girls living in rural India: A cross-sectional study. Maternal and Child Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12908

Objective: We aimed to explore the association of physical parameters with haemoglobin (Hb) levels to test the hypothesis that impaired physical development is associated with anaemia. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study recruited adolescent... Read More about Weight, height and midupper arm circumference are associated with haemoglobin levels in adolescent girls living in rural India: A cross-sectional study.

Association of the built environment with physical activity in children and adolescents in Africa: a systematic review protocol (2019)
Journal Article
Adebusoye, B. (2019). Association of the built environment with physical activity in children and adolescents in Africa: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00162

Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to summarize the association of the built environment with physical activity in children and adolescents in Africa. Introduction: Physical activity offers immense benefits to children and adolesc... Read More about Association of the built environment with physical activity in children and adolescents in Africa: a systematic review protocol.

Corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of influenza: an updated Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Lansbury, L. E., Rodrigo, C., Leonardi-Bee, J., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J., & Shen Lim, W. (2019). Corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of influenza: an updated Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000004093

Objective: Corticosteroids may be beneficial in sepsis but uncertainty remains over their effects in severe influenza. This systematic review updates the current evidence regarding corticosteroids in the treatment of influenza and examines the effect... Read More about Corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of influenza: an updated Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis.

Evaluation of the impact of a brief educational message on clinicians’ awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure in imaging investigations: a pilot pre-post intervention study (2019)
Journal Article
Young, B., Cranwell, J., Fogarty, A. W., Skelly, R., Sturrock, N., Norwood, M., …Thurley, P. (2019). Evaluation of the impact of a brief educational message on clinicians’ awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure in imaging investigations: a pilot pre-post intervention study. BMC Health Services Research, 19, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4712-y

Background: In the context of increasing availability of computed tomography (CT) scans, judicious use of ionising radiation is a priority to minimise the risk of future health problems. Hence, education of clinicians on the risks and benefits of CT... Read More about Evaluation of the impact of a brief educational message on clinicians’ awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure in imaging investigations: a pilot pre-post intervention study.

Yoga and Cardiovascular Health Trial (YACHT): a UK-based randomised mechanistic study of a yoga intervention plus usual care vs usual care alone following an acute coronary event (2019)
Journal Article
Tillin, T., Tuson, C., Sowa, B., Chattopadhyay, K., Sattar, N., Welsh, P., …Chaturvedi, N. (2019). Yoga and Cardiovascular Health Trial (YACHT): a UK-based randomised mechanistic study of a yoga intervention plus usual care vs usual care alone following an acute coronary event. BMJ Open, 9(11),

Objective: To determine effects of yoga practice on subclinical cardiovascular measures, risk factors and neuro-endocrine pathways in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary events. Design: 3-month, two arm (yoga+usual... Read More about Yoga and Cardiovascular Health Trial (YACHT): a UK-based randomised mechanistic study of a yoga intervention plus usual care vs usual care alone following an acute coronary event.

Diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and Esophageal Varices using a Magnetically Assisted Capsule Endoscopy system (2019)
Journal Article
Beg, S., Card, T., Warburton, S., Rahman, I., Wilkes, E., White, J., & Ragunath, K. (2019). Diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and Esophageal Varices using a Magnetically Assisted Capsule Endoscopy system. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2019.10.031

Background and Aims Magnetically assisted capsule endoscopy (MACE) potentially offers a comfortable, patient friendly, and community-based alternative to gastroscopy (EGD). This pilot study aims to explore whether this approach can be used to accura... Read More about Diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and Esophageal Varices using a Magnetically Assisted Capsule Endoscopy system.

Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis (2019)
Journal Article
Webb, K., Fogarty, A., Barrett, D. A., Nash, E. F., Whitehouse, J. L., Smyth, A. R., …Cámara, M. (2019). Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Medical Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.001099

Introduction : Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important respiratory pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF), which is associated with an accelerated decline in lung function, frequent pulmonary exacerbations and increased mortality. P. aeruginosa produces in... Read More about Clinical significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2-alkyl-4-quinolone quorum-sensing signal molecules for long-term outcomes in adults with cystic fibrosis.

A novel framework for evaluating the impact of individual decision-making on public health outcomes and its potential application to study antiviral treatment collection during an influenza pandemic (2019)
Journal Article
Venkatesan, S., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J., & Siebers, P. (2019). A novel framework for evaluating the impact of individual decision-making on public health outcomes and its potential application to study antiviral treatment collection during an influenza pandemic. PLoS ONE, 14(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223946

Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial (2019)
Journal Article
Ojha, S., Szatkowski, L., Sinha, R., Yaron, G., Fogarty, A., Allen, S., …Smyth, A. R. (2019). Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-316471

Objective To determine whether Rojiroti microfinance, for poor Indian women, improves child nutrition. Design Cluster randomised trial. Setting Tolas (village communities) in Bihar State. Participants Women and children under 5 years. Int... Read More about Rojiroti microfinance and child nutrition: a cluster randomised trial.

Globalisation of Ayurveda: importance of scientific evidence base (2019)
Book Chapter
Chattopadhyay, K. (2019). Globalisation of Ayurveda: importance of scientific evidence base. In S. Sen, & R. Chakraborty (Eds.), Herbal Medicine in India: Indigenous Knowledge, Practice, Innovation and its ValueSpringer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-7248-3

Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest medical systems, is popular or is gaining popularity not only in South Asia but globally, especially for preventing and managing chronic diseases. However, strong concerns remain about the sub-optimal management an... Read More about Globalisation of Ayurveda: importance of scientific evidence base.

Does cost feedback modify demand for common blood tests in secondary care? A prospective controlled intervention study (2019)
Journal Article
Lewis, S., Young, B., Thurley, P., Shaw, D., Cranwell, J., Skelly, R., …Andrew Fogarty, . (2019). Does cost feedback modify demand for common blood tests in secondary care? A prospective controlled intervention study. Future Healthcare Journal, 6(3), 204-208. https://doi.org/10.7861/fhj.2019-0001

Background: Behavioural insights or ‘nudge’ theory suggests that non-directional interventions may be used to modify human behaviour. We have tested the hypothesis that the provision of the cost of common blood tests with their results may modify sub... Read More about Does cost feedback modify demand for common blood tests in secondary care? A prospective controlled intervention study.

Epidemiology of bronchiectasis in the UK: Findings from the British lung foundation’s ‘Respiratory health of the nation’ project (2019)
Journal Article
Snell, N., Gibson, J., Jarrold, I., & Quint, J. K. (2019). Epidemiology of bronchiectasis in the UK: Findings from the British lung foundation’s ‘Respiratory health of the nation’ project. Respiratory Medicine, 158, 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2019.09.012

Key findings of this national survey of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis epidemiology were that its prevalence, incidence and mortality have all increased over recent years; we estimate that around 212,000 people are currently living with bronchiec... Read More about Epidemiology of bronchiectasis in the UK: Findings from the British lung foundation’s ‘Respiratory health of the nation’ project.

Changes in Asthma Mortality in England and Wales since 2001 (2019)
Journal Article
Shaw, D. E., Gaynor, C. M., & Fogarty, A. (2019). Changes in Asthma Mortality in England and Wales since 2001. Thorax, https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213350

The number of deaths from asthma in England and Wales has not changed significantly over the last decade. This lack of improvement has received attention from both national asthma guidelines and the media. We examined asthma death data from the Offic... Read More about Changes in Asthma Mortality in England and Wales since 2001.

Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry (2019)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Smale, K., Hunt, N., Lincoln, N. B., & das Nair, R. (2019). Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry. International Journal of Ms Care, 21(5), 235-242. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-069

Background: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to changes to a person’s sense of self. The aim of this study was to investigate the subjective experience of identity change and subsequent adjustment to MS. Methods: Semi-structured in... Read More about Experience of Identity Change in People Who Reported a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Inquiry.