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Using video-based examiner score comparison and adjustment (VESCA) to compare the influence of examiners at different sites in a distributed objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) (2023)
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Purpose: Ensuring equivalence of examiners’ judgements within distributed objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) is key to both fairness and validity but is hampered by lack of cross-over in the performances which different groups of examiners o... Read More about Using video-based examiner score comparison and adjustment (VESCA) to compare the influence of examiners at different sites in a distributed objective structured clinical exam (OSCE).

Clinicians’ views of prescribing oral and intravenous bisphosphonates for osteoporosis: a qualitative study (2023)
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Background: Bisphosphonate medications, including alendronate, ibandronate and risedronate administered orally and zoledronate, administered intravenously, are commonly prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis based on evidence that, correctly ta... Read More about Clinicians’ views of prescribing oral and intravenous bisphosphonates for osteoporosis: a qualitative study.

Complex high‐risk percutaneous coronary intervention types, trends, and outcomes according to vascular access site (2023)
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Background Radial access is associated with improved outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); however, its role in complex, high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (CHiP) remains poorly studied. Methods We studied retros... Read More about Complex high‐risk percutaneous coronary intervention types, trends, and outcomes according to vascular access site.

Risk-stratified monitoring for thiopurine toxicity in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: prognostic model development, validation, and, health economic evaluation. (2023)
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BackgroundPatients established on thiopurines (e.g., azathioprine) are recommended to undergo three-monthly blood tests for the early detection of blood, liver, or kidney toxicity. These side-effects are uncommon during long-term treatment. We develo... Read More about Risk-stratified monitoring for thiopurine toxicity in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: prognostic model development, validation, and, health economic evaluation..

What competencies do European general practice trainees value the most? A prioritisation exercise using a Delphi-informed approach (2023)
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General Practice has changed over the past decade. Expansion of clinicians' roles may create uncertainty, stress, and overload - particular for those at the start of their career. The WONCA Europe network for medical education, EURACT, has published... Read More about What competencies do European general practice trainees value the most? A prioritisation exercise using a Delphi-informed approach.

Traditional healers working with primary care and mental health for early intervention in psychosis in young persons: protocol for the feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial (2023)
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Objectives: In low/middle-income countries (LMICs), more than half of patients with first-episode psychosis initially seek treatment from traditional and religious healers as their first care. This contributes to an excessively long duration of untre... Read More about Traditional healers working with primary care and mental health for early intervention in psychosis in young persons: protocol for the feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial.

An investigation into the functional roles of protein phosphatase 4 regulatory subunits PP4R3A and PP4R3B in leukemic T-cells (2022)
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The serine/threonine protein phosphatase 4 holoenzyme consists of PP4 catalytic subunit (PP4c), which interacts with four different regulatory subunits (PP4R1, PP4R2, PP4R3, PP4R4). Previous studies have shown that PP4c acts as a tumour suppressor an... Read More about An investigation into the functional roles of protein phosphatase 4 regulatory subunits PP4R3A and PP4R3B in leukemic T-cells.

Investigating the relationship between diabetes and frozen shoulder: longitudinal analysis of primary care medical records (2022)
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Introduction Frozen shoulder, a condition that can cause prolonged pain and disability, has previously been found to be common amongst people with diabetes. This thesis aimed to improve the understanding of the nature of the relationship between dia... Read More about Investigating the relationship between diabetes and frozen shoulder: longitudinal analysis of primary care medical records.

Practice Readiness: An English exploratory study describing newly qualified graduate nurses’ perceptions of practice readiness and professional identity (2022)
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Background: Greater understanding of NQNs’ perceptions of their pre-registration and transition experiences, and influences on their perceptions can inform pre-registration curricula and preceptorship programmes to support a positive transition to qu... Read More about Practice Readiness: An English exploratory study describing newly qualified graduate nurses’ perceptions of practice readiness and professional identity.

Automated Check-in Data Collection (AC DC): an investigation of utility, acceptability and effectiveness in general practice (2021)
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Background: There are a range of data collection methodologies employed for collecting patient health related research data. Within primary care settings, and particularly within general practice, time and resources are limited. The utility of an aut... Read More about Automated Check-in Data Collection (AC DC): an investigation of utility, acceptability and effectiveness in general practice.

Examining the potential of general practice to support young people with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review and qualitative study (2021)
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Self-harm in young people is a national priority. General practitioners see young people who self-harm the most often in the National Health Service (NHS), and episodes of self-harm in young people presenting to general practice are rising. General p... Read More about Examining the potential of general practice to support young people with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review and qualitative study.