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The effectiveness of rural community health workers in improving health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review (2024)
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Background: Rural community health workers (CHWs) play a critical role in improving health outcomes during non-pandemic times, but evidence on their effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic is limited. There is a need to focus on rural CHWs and rur... Read More about The effectiveness of rural community health workers in improving health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review.

Variation in UK fracture liaison service consultation conduct and content before and during the COVID pandemic: results from the iFraP-D UK survey (2023)
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Summary: We conducted a survey of FLSs’ consultation conduct and content which identified marked variation in whether FLS HCPs discussed osteoporosis medicine with patients. A review of service pro formas showed more content related to ‘investigating... Read More about Variation in UK fracture liaison service consultation conduct and content before and during the COVID pandemic: results from the iFraP-D UK survey.

The importance of pathways to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac amyloidosis (2023)
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Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is a condition caused by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in the heart. It is an underdiagnosed disease entity which can present with a variety of cardiac and non-cardiac manifestations. Diagnosis usually follows a... Read More about The importance of pathways to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac amyloidosis.

Patients' preferences for fracture risk communication: the Risk Communication in Osteoporosis (RICO) study. (2023)
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The RICO study indicated that most patients would like to receive information regarding their fracture risk but that only a small majority have actually received it. Patients globally preferred a visual presentation of fracture risk and were interest... Read More about Patients' preferences for fracture risk communication: the Risk Communication in Osteoporosis (RICO) study..

Estimating the association between systemic Interleukin-6 and mortality in the dialysis population. Re-analysis of the global fluid study, systematic review and meta-analysis (2023)
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Background: Systemic inflammation, measured as circulating Interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels, is associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in chronic kidney disease. However, this has not been convincingly demonstrated in a systematic review o... Read More about Estimating the association between systemic Interleukin-6 and mortality in the dialysis population. Re-analysis of the global fluid study, systematic review and meta-analysis.

Demographic characteristics influencing the stem subsidence in total hip arthroplasty: an imaging study. (2023)
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The present study evaluated whether patient demographic characteristics influence the subsidence of the stem in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The following characteristics were evaluated: age, height, weight, and sex. The association between the time... Read More about Demographic characteristics influencing the stem subsidence in total hip arthroplasty: an imaging study..

Clinical Pathway for Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients Without Conventional Modifiable Risk Factors JACC State-of-the-Art Review (2023)
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Reducing the incidence and prevalence of standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (SMuRFs) is critical to tackling the global burden of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a substantial number of individuals develop coro... Read More about Clinical Pathway for Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients Without Conventional Modifiable Risk Factors JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

Patients’ experiences of a suppoRted self-manAGeMent pAThway In breast Cancer (PRAGMATIC): quality of life and service use results (2023)
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Purpose To describe trends and explore factors associated with quality of life (QoL) and psychological morbidity and assess breast cancer (BC) health service use over a 12-month period for patients joining the supported self-management (SSM)/patient... Read More about Patients’ experiences of a suppoRted self-manAGeMent pAThway In breast Cancer (PRAGMATIC): quality of life and service use results.

Gout incidence and management during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, UK: a nationwide observational study using OpenSAFELY (2023)
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Background Gout is the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis, yet one of the worst managed. Our objective was to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted incidence and quality of care for people with gout in England, UK. Methods With the approv... Read More about Gout incidence and management during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, UK: a nationwide observational study using OpenSAFELY.