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The impact of decision aids in patients with colorectal cancer: a systematic review

Objectives Our aim was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine the impact of patient decision aids (PDA) on patients facing treatment decisions for colorectal cancer. Design Systematic review. Data sources Sources included Embase, Med ...

'Communities are attempting to tackle the crisis: a scoping review on community plans to prevent and reduce opioid-related harms

Objectives We sought to understand the implementation of multifaceted community plans to address opioid-related harms. Design Our scoping review examined the extent of the literature on community plans to prevent and reduce opioid-related harms, characteri ...

A randomised, controlled, observer-masked trial of corneal cross-linking for progressive keratoconus in children: the KERALINK protocol

Introduction The KERALINK trial tests the hypothesis that corneal cross-linking (CXL) treatment reduces the progression of keratoconus in comparison to standard care in patients under 17 years old. KERALINK is a randomised controlled, observer-masked, mult ...

Study protocol for a single-blind randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical effects of an Integrated Qigong exercise intervention on freezing of gait in Parkinsons disease

Introduction Qigong exercise offers a potentially safe, low-cost and effective mind–body rehabilitative intervention for mitigating the problem of gait interruption among patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who have frequent freezing of gait (FOG) episo ...

Cross-sectional survey of mental health literacy among undergraduate students of the University of Nigeria

Objective This study sought to assess knowledge of schizophrenia and help-seeking behaviour among undergraduate students of a Nigerian university. Sociodemographic predictors of correct recognition were also explored. Design The study was a cross-sectional ...

How do GPs and patients share the responsibility for cancer safety netting follow-up actions? A qualitative interview study of GPs and patients in Oxfordshire, UK

Objective To explore patients’ and General Practitioners' (GPs) accounts of how responsibility for follow-up was perceived and shared in their experiences of cancer safety netting occurring within the past 6 months. Design In-depth interviews were rec ...

Developing a cerebral palsy-specific preference-based measure for a six-dimensional classification system (CP-6D): protocol for a valuation study

Introduction Cerebral palsy (CP) is a lifelong condition. The CP quality of life (CPQOL) instrument is a frequently used disease-specific instrument to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with CP, but it cannot be used to generate quali ...

Endoscopic resection for non-polypoid dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review protocol

Introduction Non-polypoid low-grade dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease is associated with a medium increased risk of colorectal cancer, while treatment recommendations remain controversial. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic trea ...

Perspective of asylum-seeking caregivers on the quality of care provided by a Swiss paediatric hospital: a qualitative study

Objectives This study investigated the perspective of asylum-seeking caregivers on the quality of healthcare delivered to their children in a qualitative in-depth interview study. The health of asylum-seeking children is of key interest for healthcare prov ...

Reliability of instruments that measure situation awareness, team performance and task performance in a simulation setting with medical students

Objectives The assessment of situation awareness (SA), team performance and task performance in a simulation training session requires reliable and feasible measurement techniques. The objectives of this study were to test the Airways–Breathing–Circulation ...

Development of reporting guidance and core outcome sets for seamless, standardised evaluation of innovative surgical procedures and devices: a study protocol for content generation and a Delphi consensus process (COHESIVE study)

Introduction Rigorous evaluation of innovative invasive procedures and medical devices is uncommon and lacks reporting standardisation. Devices may therefore enter routine practice without thorough evaluation, resulting in patient harm. Detailed guidance o ...

Inequalities and stillbirth in the UK: a meta-narrative review

Objective To review what is known about the relationship between stillbirth and inequalities from different disciplinary perspectives to inform stillbirth prevention strategies. Design Systematic review using the meta-narrative method. Setting Studies unde ...

Methotrimeprazine versus haloperidol in palliative care patients with cancer-related nausea: a randomised, double-blind controlled trial

Objectives Methotrimeprazine is commonly used for the management of nausea but never tested formally against other drugs used in this setting. The aim was to demonstrate superior antiemetic efficacy. Design Double-blind, randomised, controlled trial of met ...

Burden of visual impairment associated with eye diseases: exploratory survey of 298 Chinese patients

Objectives To explore the economic burden, prevalence of catastrophic healthcare expenditure (CHE) and the quality of life (QoL) of Chinese patients with visual impairment (VI) associated with eye diseases. Design A questionnaire survey from March to May 2 ...

Correction: Cognitive training and neuroplasticity in mild cognitive impairment (COG-IT): protocol for a two-site, blinded, randomised, controlled treatment trial

D'Antonio J, Simon-Pearson L, Goldberg T, et al. Cognitive training and neuroplasticity in mild cognitive impairment (COG-IT): protocol for a two-site, blinded, randomised, controlled treatment trial. BMJ Open 2019;9:e028536. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-201 ...

Photosensitivity reactions in the elderly population: questionnaire-based survey and literature review

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Photosensitivity reactions in the elderly population: questionnaire-based survey and literature review

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Trends in incidence of total or type 2 diabetes: systematic review

AbstractObjectiveTo assess what proportions of studies reported increasing, stable, or declining trends in the incidence of diagnosed diabetes.DesignSystematic review of studies reporting trends of... ...

Trends in incidence of total or type 2 diabetes: systematic review

AbstractObjectiveTo assess what proportions of studies reported increasing, stable, or declining trends in the incidence of diagnosed diabetes.DesignSystematic review of studies reporting trends of... ...

Trends in type 2 diabetes

The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes frequently makes headline news, apparently pointing towards a failure of prevention strategies. ...

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