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Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedents and sequelae (2019)
Journal Article
MCWILLIAMS, D., Rahman, S., James, R., Ferguson, E., Kiely, P., Young, A., & Walsh, D. (in press). Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedents and sequelae. BMC Rheumatology,

Background RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening inflammation but pain and inflammation are often discordant. To inform treatment decisions, we investigated whether inflammatory and pain flares are discrete ent... Read More

Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by MRI (2019)
Journal Article
Lam, C., Sanders, D., Lanyon, P., Garsed, K., Foley, S., & Pritchard, S. (2019). Increased fasting small bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by MRI. United European Gastroenterology Journal, doi:10.1177/2050640619860372

Background and aims: The regular overnight migrating motor complex (MMC) ensures that the normal fasting small bowel water content (SBWC) is minimised. We have applied our recently validated non-invasive magnetic resonance technique to assess SBWC in... Read More

Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial (2019)
Journal Article
Appleton, J., Blair, G. W., Flaherty, K., Law, Z., May, J., Woodhouse, L. J., …Wardlow, J. M. (2019). Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00723

Background Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) are candidate treatments for cerebral small vessel disease and lacunar ischaemic stroke. As both drugs may influence haemoglobin and platelet count, and haemodynamics, we sought to assess their... Read More

Increased fasting small-bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (2019)
Journal Article
Lam, C., Sanders, D., Lanyon, P., Garsed, K., Foley, S., Pritchard, S., …Spiller, R. (2019). Increased fasting small-bowel water content in untreated coeliac disease and scleroderma as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. United European Gastroenterology Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/2050640619860372

Background and aims: The regular overnight migrating motor complex (MMC) ensures that the normal fasting small bowel water content (SBWC) is minimised. We have applied our recently validated non-invasive magnetic resonance technique to assess SBWC... Read More

Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae (2019)
Presentation / Conference
McWilliams, D., Rahman, S., James, R., Ferguson, E., Kiely, P., Young, A., & Walsh, D. (2019, April). Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae. Poster presented at Rheumatology 2019

Background RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening pain, swelling, or other symptoms. We aimed to determine characteristics, antecedants and sequelae of painful and inflammatory flare subtypes during the first 11... Read More

Risk Factors for Knee Osteoarthritis in Retired Professional Footballers: A Cross-Sectional Study (2019)
Journal Article
Parekh, S. M., Fernandes, G. S., Moses, J. P., Fuller, C. W., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., …Doherty, M. (2019). Risk Factors for Knee Osteoarthritis in Retired Professional Footballers: A Cross-Sectional Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000742

Objective: To determine risk factors for three knee osteoarthritis (KOA) outcomes, knee pain (KP), radiographic KOA (RKOA) and total knee replacement (TKR), in professional footballers. Design: This was a cross-sectional study involving a postal que... Read More

Discrete trajectories of resolving and persistent pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis despite undergoing treatment for inflammation: results from three UK cohorts (2019)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Dawson, O., Young, A., Kiely, P., Ferguson, E., & Walsh, D. A. (2019). Discrete trajectories of resolving and persistent pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis despite undergoing treatment for inflammation: results from three UK cohorts. Journal of Pain, 20(6), 716-727. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2019.01.001

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an example of human chronic inflammatory pain. Modern treatments suppress inflammation, yet pain remains a major problem for many people with RA. We hypothesised that discrete RA subgroups might display favourable or unfa... Read More

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool (2017)
Journal Article
Davies, E. B., Craven, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Simons, L. (2017). Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20(4), 112-117. doi:10.1136/eb-2017-102755

Background: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools. One approach is to combine a var... Read More

Human neural stem cells in patients with chronic ischaemic stroke (PISCES): a phase 1, first-in-man study (2016)
Journal Article
Kalladka, D., Sinden, J., Pollock, K., Haig, C., McLean, J., Smith, W., …Muir, K. W. (2016). Human neural stem cells in patients with chronic ischaemic stroke (PISCES): a phase 1, first-in-man study. Lancet, 388(10046), 787-796. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30513-X

Background: CTX0E03 is an immortalised human neural stem-cell line from which a drug product (CTX-DP) was developed for allogeneic therapy. Dose-dependent improvement in sensorimotor function in rats implanted with CTX-DP 4 weeks after middle cerebra... Read More