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Swallow Tail Sign: Revisited (2022)
Journal Article
Brammerloh, M., Kirilina, E., Alkemade, A., Bazin, P., Jantzen, C., Jäger, C., …Weiskopf, N. (2022). Swallow Tail Sign: Revisited. Radiology, https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.212696

The loss of the radiologic swallow tail sign on MRI scans of the substantia nigra is a promising diagnostic marker of Parkinson disease (1), although its anatom-ic underpinning is unclear. An early influential study showed th... Read More about Swallow Tail Sign: Revisited.

A qualitative exploratory study of training requirements for general practitioners attending older people resident in care homes (2022)
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Ruaux, S., & Chadborn, N. (2022). A qualitative exploratory study of training requirements for general practitioners attending older people resident in care homes. Journal of Integrated Care, https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-11-2021-0060

Purpose: Older people who reside in care homes have varying access and quality of medical care; in the UK, this is provided by general practitioners (GPs). The authors aimed to explore the experiences of trainee GPs in delivering integrated care and... Read More about A qualitative exploratory study of training requirements for general practitioners attending older people resident in care homes.

Ion channel model reduction using manifold boundaries (2022)
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Whittaker, D. G., Wang, J., Shuttleworth, J., Venkateshappa, R., Kemp, J. M., Claydon, T. W., & Mirams, G. R. (2022). Ion channel model reduction using manifold boundaries. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 19(193), Article 20220193. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0193

Mathematical models of voltage-gated ion channels are used in basic research, industrial and clinical settings. These models range in complexity, but typically contain numerous variables representing the proportion of channels in a given state, and p... Read More about Ion channel model reduction using manifold boundaries.

Breastfeeding in infants diagnosed with phenylketonuria (2022)
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Chong, L., Kalvala, J., Chadborn, N., & Ojha, S. (2022). Breastfeeding in infants diagnosed with phenylketonuria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2022(8), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD015243

Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To assess the effects of breastfeeding (exclusive or partial) compared to low-Phe formula feeding in the first six months after birth in infants diag... Read More about Breastfeeding in infants diagnosed with phenylketonuria.

555 Questions In Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Parasitic Diseases (2022)
Book
Elsheikha, H. (2022). 555 Questions In Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Parasitic Diseases. (Kindle Edition). Nottingham, England: Para Publishing Limited

This book is a comprehensive revision aid that will help parasitology students and trainees prepare for pre-test assessment and review. Readers can identify their own abilities and areas for development by completing 555 questions relevant to topics... Read More about 555 Questions In Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Parasitic Diseases.

Diagnosis and Management of Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Continental Approach (2022)
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Bouten, M., & Elsheikha, H. M. (2022). Diagnosis and Management of Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Continental Approach. Parasitologia, 2(3), 167-197. https://doi.org/10.3390/parasitologia2030016

Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a potentially blinding infection caused by protozoa found worldwide. The topical application of biguanides and diamidines is the most common anti-amoebic treatment for AK. In this study, we hypothesized that geographica... Read More about Diagnosis and Management of Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Continental Approach.

The Centre for Rehabilitation and Ageing Research in Nottingham and Derby 2022. Excellence in care through world class research (2022)
Working Paper
Gladman, Logan, Gordon, Harwood, Goldberg, & Radford. (0000). The Centre for Rehabilitation and Ageing Research in Nottingham and Derby 2022. Excellence in care through world class research

It is with pleasure that we present this brochure outlining the work of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Ageing and Research (CRAR) at the University of Nottingham and its partner NHS Trusts in Nottingham, and Derby and Burton.

Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops (2022)
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Harrington, K., Craven, M. P., Wilson, M. L., & Landowska, A. (2022). Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops. JMIR Serious Games, 10(2), Article e32489. https://doi.org/10.2196/32489

Background: Cognitive training and assessment technologies offer the promise of dementia risk reduction and more timely diagnosis of dementia respectively. Cognitive training technologies may help to reduce the lifetime risk of dementia by helping... Read More about Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops.

NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Musculoskeletal theme: virtual conference proceedings 24 th & 25 th February 2022 (2022)
Working Paper
Gladman, J., Piasecki, M., & Frost, K. (0000). NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Musculoskeletal theme: virtual conference proceedings 24 th & 25 th February 2022

This paper gives summaries of the keynote lectures given and the research abstracts presented at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Musculoskeletal theme virtual conference held on 24th and 25th February 2022. The purpose of the confere... Read More about NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Musculoskeletal theme: virtual conference proceedings 24 th & 25 th February 2022.

Vox Poetica: bringing an arts-based research method to school leaders’ lockdown experiences (2022)
Journal Article
Thomson, P., Greany, T., Cousins, S., & Martindale, N. (2022). Vox Poetica: bringing an arts-based research method to school leaders’ lockdown experiences. Journal of Educational Administration and History, https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2071849

The work of school leaders during lockdown has been emotionally charged and emotionally draining, affecting immediate well-being and longer term career plans. In order to communicate the emotions that we were told about and which were obvious during... Read More about Vox Poetica: bringing an arts-based research method to school leaders’ lockdown experiences.

Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others (2022)
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Walker, K., Yates, J., Dening, T., Vollm, B., Tomlin, J., & Griffiths, C. Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others

Introduction Research evidence that can inform service provision and treatment requirements for older (aged 55 years and above) forensic mental health patients is lacking, particularly that which is based on patients’ own preferences and experience... Read More about Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others.

chaste codegen: automatic CellML to C++ code generation with fixes for singularities and automatically generated Jacobians (2022)
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Hendrix, M., Clerx, M., Tamuri, A. U., Keating, S. M., Johnstone, R. H., Cooper, J., & Mirams, G. R. (2022). chaste codegen: automatic CellML to C++ code generation with fixes for singularities and automatically generated Jacobians. Wellcome Open Research, 6, Article 261. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17206.1

Hundreds of different mathematical models have been proposed for describing electrophysiology of various cell types. These models are quite complex (nonlinear systems of typically tens of ODEs and sometimes hundreds of parameters) and software packag... Read More about chaste codegen: automatic CellML to C++ code generation with fixes for singularities and automatically generated Jacobians.

A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Perspective on the Importance of Parameter Identifiability (2022)
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Sher, A., Niederer, S. A., Mirams, G. R., Kirpichnikova, A., Allen, R., Pathmanathan, P., …Noble, D. (2022). A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Perspective on the Importance of Parameter Identifiability. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 84(3), Article 39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-021-00982-5

There is an inherent tension in Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) between the need to incorporate mathematical descriptions of complex physiology and drug targets with the necessity of developing robust, predictive and well-constrained models.... Read More about A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Perspective on the Importance of Parameter Identifiability.

Quantifiable correlation of ToF-SIMS and XPS data from polymer surfaces with controlled amino acid and peptide content (2022)
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Taylor, M., Simoes, F., Smith, J., Genapathy, S., Canning, A., Lledos, M., …Zelzer, M. (2022). Quantifiable correlation of ToF-SIMS and XPS data from polymer surfaces with controlled amino acid and peptide content. Surface and Interface Analysis, 54(4), 417-432. https://doi.org/10.1002/sia.7052

Peptide-coated surfaces are widely employed in biomaterial design, but quantifiable correlation between surface composition and biological response is challenging due to, for example, instrumental limitations, a lack of suitable model surfaces or lim... Read More about Quantifiable correlation of ToF-SIMS and XPS data from polymer surfaces with controlled amino acid and peptide content.

Anti-miR-135/SPOCK1 axis antagonizes the influence of metabolism on drug response in intestinal/colon tumour organoids (2022)
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Babaei-Jadidi, R., Kashfi, H., Alelwani, W., Bakhtiari, A., Kattan, S. W., Mansouri, O. A., …Nateri, A. S. (2022). Anti-miR-135/SPOCK1 axis antagonizes the influence of metabolism on drug response in intestinal/colon tumour organoids. Oncogenesis, 11, Article 4. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41389-021-00376-1

Little is known about the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in rewiring the metabolism within tumours and adjacent non-tumour bearing normal tissue and their potential in cancer therapy. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between deregulated m... Read More about Anti-miR-135/SPOCK1 axis antagonizes the influence of metabolism on drug response in intestinal/colon tumour organoids.

Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception (2021)
Journal Article
Abdulhamid, H., Jäger, N., Schnädelbach, H., & Smith, A. D. (2022). Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 153, Article 110708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110708

Objective: Individuals with alexithymia experience difficulties interpreting emotional states in self and others, which has been associated with interoceptive impairment. Current theories are primarily based on subjective and conscious measures of in... Read More about Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception.

Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol (2021)
Working Paper
Usman, A., Lewis, S., Clarkson, P., & Gordon, A. Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol

Introduction There is a high prevalence of frailty and cognitive impairment within care home population. These wide-ranging experiences and needs impact on residents’ quality of life. Therefore, measuring Quality of Life (QOL) in residents as part... Read More about Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol.

Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol (2021)
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Gladman, J., Aloraibi, S., Greenhaff, P., Piasecki, M., Phillips, B., Atherton, P., …Gordon, A. (0000). Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol

East Midlands Research into Ageing Network (EMRAN) is a research collaboration across the East Midlands to facilitate collaborative applied clinical research into ageing and the care of older people. EMRAN was set up by NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and... Read More about Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol.

The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words (2021)
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Costley, D., Emerson, A., Ropar, D., & Sheppard, E. (2021). The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words. Education Sciences, 11(11), Article 726. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11110726

Secondary schools are increasingly becoming inclusive of all students whatever their individual needs, but we question whether teachers understand enough about specific needs in order to effectively support all their students. Research indicates that... Read More about The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words.

The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech (2021)
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Whitmer, W. M., Caswell-Midwinter, B., & Naylor, G. (2022). The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech. International Journal of Audiology, 61(11), 940-947. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1998676

Objectives: In the personalisation of hearing-aid fittings, gain is often adjusted to suit patient preferences using live speech. When using brief sentences as stimuli, the minimum gain adjustments necessary to elicit consistent preferences (“prefere... Read More about The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech.