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The Extent to Which the Wish to Donate One’s Organs After Death Contributes to Life-Extension Arguments in Favour of Voluntary Active Euthanasia in the Terminally Ill: An Ethical Analysis (2024)
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In terminally ill individuals who would otherwise end their own lives, active voluntary euthanasia (AVE) can be seen as life-extending rather than life-shortening. Accordingly, AVE supports key pro-euthanasia arguments (appeals to autonomy and benefi... Read More about The Extent to Which the Wish to Donate One’s Organs After Death Contributes to Life-Extension Arguments in Favour of Voluntary Active Euthanasia in the Terminally Ill: An Ethical Analysis.

The INSIGHT project: reflections on the co-production of a quality recognition programme to showcase excellence in public involvement in health and care research (2023)
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Background: The quality of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in healthcare research varies considerably and is frequently tokenistic. We aimed to co-produce the Insight | Public Involvement Quality Recognition and Awards programme, based on the UK... Read More about The INSIGHT project: reflections on the co-production of a quality recognition programme to showcase excellence in public involvement in health and care research.

Experiences of people with long COVID: Symptoms, support strategies and the Long COVID Optimal Health Programme (LC‐OHP) (2023)
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Introduction: Long COVID (LC) is a multisystem illness, with fluctuating symptoms that affect the daily activities of patients. There are still no standardised diagnostic criteria or treatment approaches for managing LC. The LC‐Optimal Health Program... Read More about Experiences of people with long COVID: Symptoms, support strategies and the Long COVID Optimal Health Programme (LC‐OHP).

Osteoporosis and fracture as risk factors for self-harm and suicide: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2023)
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Background: Increase in presentations of self-harm to primary care, a risk factor of suicide, has led to a growing interest in identifying at-risk populations. Aim: To examine whether osteoporosis or fractures are risk factors for self-harm, sui... Read More about Osteoporosis and fracture as risk factors for self-harm and suicide: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mortality across treatment strategies in intermediate-to-high risk pulmonary embolism in the modern era: A meta-analysis of observational studies and RCTs. (2023)
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Pulmonary embolism (PE) represents one of the leading causes of death worldwide and mainly treated with medical management, although the utility of more invasive approaches has emerged more recently. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the 30-day mor... Read More about Mortality across treatment strategies in intermediate-to-high risk pulmonary embolism in the modern era: A meta-analysis of observational studies and RCTs..

Knowledge, attitudes and practice of female genital mutilation and cutting: An observational cross-sectional study in primary care (FGM/C Study) (2023)
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Background Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) describes procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Increasing migration means many co... Read More about Knowledge, attitudes and practice of female genital mutilation and cutting: An observational cross-sectional study in primary care (FGM/C Study).

Psychosocial factors affecting COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the UK: a prospective cohort study (CoVAccS – wave 3) (2023)
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Background We investigated factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine uptake, future vaccination intentions, and changes in beliefs and attitudes over time. Methods Prospective cohort study. 1500 participants completed an online survey in January... Read More about Psychosocial factors affecting COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the UK: a prospective cohort study (CoVAccS – wave 3).

Health and wellbeing of Nepalese migrant workers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: A mixed-methods study (2023)
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Introduction Migrant workers support low- and middle-income economies through remittances, often bearing considerable health risks with long-term consequences. This study aims to understand the health and wellbeing issues of Nepalese migrant workers... Read More about Health and wellbeing of Nepalese migrant workers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: A mixed-methods study.

Predictors of the likelihood that patients with rheumatoid arthritis will communicate information about rheumatoid arthritis risk to relatives: A quantitative assessment. (2023)
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First-degree relatives (FDRs) of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are increasingly recruited to prediction and prevention studies. Access to FDRs is usually via their proband with RA. Quantitative data on predictors of family risk communication... Read More about Predictors of the likelihood that patients with rheumatoid arthritis will communicate information about rheumatoid arthritis risk to relatives: A quantitative assessment..

Developing a best practice framework for musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy delegation: the MOPeD mixed-methods research study protocol (2023)
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Introduction: Physiotherapy assistants/support workers are an important part of the physiotherapy workforce in the UK. Many of them work in National Health Service (NHS) physiotherapy outpatient services treating patients with musculoskeletal (MSK)... Read More about Developing a best practice framework for musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy delegation: the MOPeD mixed-methods research study protocol.

Design and evaluation of a new consolidation exercise for students studying cardiac physiology: a digital escape room. (2023)
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The current student body will, by and large, seek online resources to supplement their learning. However, resources that are freely available online vary in accuracy and quality, and the vast majority rely on passive learning. Therefore, there is a n... Read More about Design and evaluation of a new consolidation exercise for students studying cardiac physiology: a digital escape room..

Symptom patterns and life with post-acute COVID-19 in children aged 8-17: a mixed methods studyprotocol. (2023)
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Background: While there is a substantial body of knowledge about acute COVID-19, less is known about long-COVID, where symptoms continue beyond 4 weeks. Aim: To describe longer-term effects of COVID-19 infection in children and young people (CYP)... Read More about Symptom patterns and life with post-acute COVID-19 in children aged 8-17: a mixed methods studyprotocol..

Overall prognosis of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, widespread, and neuropathic pain in children and adolescents (2023)
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Objectives This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (prognosis). The objectives are as follows: We aim to describe the overall prognosis (focusing on the pain course) and the negative impact(s) of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, widespread, an... Read More about Overall prognosis of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, widespread, and neuropathic pain in children and adolescents.

Parental acceptance of and preferences for administration of routine varicella vaccination in the UK: a study to inform policy (2023)
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Objectives To explore acceptability of and preferences for the introduction of varicella vaccination to the UK childhood immunisation schedule. Design We conducted an online cross-sectional survey exploring parental attitudes towards vaccines in gene... Read More about Parental acceptance of and preferences for administration of routine varicella vaccination in the UK: a study to inform policy.

Trends and Predictions of Malnutrition and Obesity in 204 Countries and Territories: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (2023)
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Aims The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on care and outcomes across non-COVID-19 cardiovascular (CV) diseases is unknown. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to quantify the effect and investigate for variation by CV disease, geogra... Read More about Trends and Predictions of Malnutrition and Obesity in 204 Countries and Territories: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.