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Publications 2015

  • Andiappan, M., Gao, W., Bernabe, E., Kandala, N. B., & Donaldson, A. N. (2015). Malocclusion, orthodontic treatment, and the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14): Systematic review and meta-analysis. Angle Orthod, 85(3), 493-500. doi:10.2319/051414-348.1
  • Banerjee, A., Srinivas, M., Eyre, R., Ellis, R., Waugh, N., Bardhan, K., & Basumani, P. (2015). Faecal calprotectin for differentiating between irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease: a useful screen in daily gastroenterology practice. Frontline Gastroenterology, 6(1), 20-26.
  • Blunt, I., Bardsley, M., Grove, A., & Clarke, A. (2015). Classifying emergency 30-day readmissions in England using routine hospital data 2004-2010: what is the scope for reduction? Emerg Med J, 32(1), 44-50. doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202531
  • Cassell, J. A., Dodds, J., Estcourt, C., Llewellyn, C., Lanza, S., Richens, J., Rait, G. (2015). The relative clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three contrasting approaches to partner notification for curable sexually transmitted infections: a cluster randomised trial in primary care. Health Technol Assess, 19(5), 1-115, vii-viii. doi:10.3310/hta19050
  • Chalmers, J. R., Wojnarowska, F., Kirtschig, G., Nunn, A. J., Bratton, D. J., Mason, J., Williams, H. C. (2015). A randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and effectiveness of doxycycline (200 mg daily) with oral prednisolone (0.5 mg kg(-1) daily) for initial treatment of bullous pemphigoid: a protocol for the Bullous Pemphigoid Steroids and Tetracyclines (BLISTER) Trial. Br J Dermatol, 173(1), 227-234. doi:10.1111/bjd.13729
  • Clarke, A., Pulikottil-Jacob, R., Grove, A., Freeman, K., Mistry, H., Tsertsvadze, A., Sutcliffe, P. (2015). Total hip replacement and surface replacement for the treatment of pain and disability resulting from end-stage arthritis of the hip (review of technology appraisal guidance 2 and 44): systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 19(10), 1-668, vii-viii. doi:10.3310/hta19100
  • Close, H., Mason, J. M., Wilson, D. W., Hungin, A. P., Jones, R., & Rubin, G. (2015). Risk of Ischaemic Heart Disease in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Cohort Study Using the General Practice Research Database. PLoS One, 10(10), e0139745. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139745
  • Collier, A., Ghosh, S., Hair, M., & Waugh, N. (2015). Gender differences and patterns of cardiovascular risk factors in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: a population-based analysis from a Scottish region. Diabet Med, 32(1), 42-46. doi:10.1111/dme.12569
  • Cornford, C. S., Close, H. J., Bray, R., Beere, D., & Mason, J. M. (2015). Contraceptive use and pregnancy outcomes among opioid drug-using women: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One, 10(3), e0116231. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116231
  • Emmett, C. D., Close, H. J., Yiannakou, Y., & Mason, J. M. (2015). Trans-anal irrigation therapy to treat adult chronic functional constipation: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Gastroenterol, 15, 139. doi:10.1186/s12876-015-0354-7
  • Fisher, J. D., Freeman, K., Clarke, A., Spurgeon, P., Smyth, M., Perkins, G. D., Cooke, M. W. (2015). Health Services and Delivery Research Patient safety in ambulance services: a scoping review. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library
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  • Freeman, K., Connock, M., Cummins, E., Gurung, T., Taylor-Phillips, S., Court, R., Sutcliffe, P. (2015). Fluorouracil plasma monitoring: systematic review and economic evaluation of the My5-FU assay for guiding dose adjustment in patients receiving fluorouracil chemotherapy by continuous infusion. Health Technol Assess, 19(91), 1-321, v-vi. doi:10.3310/hta19910
  • Freeman, K., Field, R. A., & Perkins, G. D. (2015). Variation in local trust Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) policies: a review of 48 English healthcare trusts. BMJ Open, 5(1), e006517. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006517
  • Grove, A., Clarke, A., & Currie, G. (2015). The barriers and facilitators to the implementation of clinical guidance in elective orthopaedic surgery: a qualitative study protocol. Implement Sci, 10, 81. doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0273-6
  • Gurung, T., Shyangdan, D. S., O'Hare, J. P., & Waugh, N. (2015). A novel, long-acting glucagon-like peptide receptor-agonist: dulaglutide. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes, 8, 363-386. doi:10.2147/dmso.s34418
  • Harvey, H., Good, J., Mason, J., & Reissland, N. (2015). A Q-methodology study of parental understandings of infant immunisation: Implications for health-care advice. J Health Psychol, 20(11), 1451-1462. doi:10.1177/1359105313513622
  • Harvey, H., Reissland, N., & Mason, J. (2015). Parental reminder, recall and educational interventions to improve early childhood immunisation uptake: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine, 33(25), 2862-2880. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.085
  • Jameson, S. S., Mason, J., Baker, P., Gregg, P. J., Porter, M., Deehan, D. J., & Reed, M. R. (2015). Have cementless and resurfacing components improved the medium-term results of hip replacement for patients under 60 years of age? Acta Orthop, 86(1), 7-17. doi:10.3109/17453674.2014.972256
  • Jameson, S. S., Mason, J., Baker, P. N., Gregg, P. J., Deehan, D. J., & Reed, M. R. (2015a). Implant Optimisation for Primary Hip Replacement in Patients over 60 Years with Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study of Clinical Outcomes and Implant Costs Using Data from England and Wales. PLoS One, 10(11), e0140309. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140309
  • Jameson, S. S., Mason, J. M., Baker, P. N., Gregg, P. J., Deehan, D. J., & Reed, M. R. (2015b). No functional benefit of larger femoral heads and alternative bearings at 6 months following primary hip replacement. Acta Orthop, 86(1), 32-40. doi:10.3109/17453674.2014.972259
  • Kandala, N. B., Connock, M., Pulikottil-Jacob, R., Sutcliffe, P., Crowther, M. J., Grove, A., Clarke, A. (2015). Setting benchmark revision rates for total hip replacement: analysis of registry evidence. BMJ, 350, h756. doi:10.1136/bmj.h756
  • Kandala, N. B., & Komba, P. N. (2015). Geographic variation of female genital mutilation and legal enforcement in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Senegal. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 92(4), 838-847. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0074
  • Kandala, N. B., Lukumu, F. K., Mantempa, J. N., Kandala, J. D., & Chirwa, T. (2015). Disparities in modern contraception use among women in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional spatial analysis of provincial variations based on household survey data. J Biosoc Sci, 47(3), 345-362. doi:10.1017/s0021932014000212
  • Kazembe, L. N., & Kandala, N. B. (2015). Estimating areas of common risk in low birth weight and infant mortality in Namibia: a joint spatial analysis at sub-regional level. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol, 12, 27-37. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2015.02.001
  • Lawton, J., Waugh, N., Barnard, K. D., Noyes, K., Harden, J., Stephen, J., Rankin, D. (2015). Challenges of optimizing glycaemic control in children with Type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study of parents' experiences and views. Diabet Med, 32(8), 1063-1070. doi:10.1111/dme.12660
  • Lord, L., Clark-Carter, D., & Grove, A. (2015). The effectiveness of communication-skills training interventions in end-of-life noncancer care in acute hospital-based services: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care, 1-12. doi:10.1017/s1478951515001108
  • Melendez-Torres, G., Thomas, J., Richardson, M., Felix, L., Lorenc, T., Thomas, S., & Petticrew, M. (2015). Lessons from comparing narrative synthesis and meta-analysis in a systematic review. The Lancet, 386, S9.
  • Melendez-Torres, G. J., Bonell, C., & Thomas, J. (2015). Emergent approaches to the meta-analysis of multiple heterogeneous complex interventions. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 15, 47. doi:10.1186/s12874-015-0040-z
  • Miranda, C. J., Mason, J. M., Babu, B. I., Sheen, A. J., Eddleston, J. M., Parker, M. J., Siriwardena, A. K. (2015). Twenty-four hour infusion of human recombinant activated protein C (Xigris) early in severe acute pancreatitis: The XIG-AP 1 trial. Pancreatology, 15(6), 635-641. doi:10.1016/j.pan.2015.10.001
  • Mockford, C., Fritz, Z., George, R., Court, R., Grove, A., Clarke, B., Perkins, G. D. (2015). Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) orders: a systematic review of the barriers and facilitators of decision-making and implementation. Resuscitation, 88, 99-113. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.11.016
  • Ormerod, A. D., Thomas, K. S., Craig, F. E., Mitchell, E., Greenlaw, N., Norrie, J., Williams, H. C. (2015). Comparison of the two most commonly used treatments for pyoderma gangrenosum: results of the STOP GAP randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 350, h2958. doi:10.1136/bmj.h2958
  • Peeters, E., van, I. W. J., Robertson, L., Royle, P., & van, I. W. J., Sr. (2015). Analysis of the safety and efficacy of diabetic ketoacidosis management in a Community General Hospital, 2001-2010: a descriptive study. Scott Med J, 60(3), 121-125. doi:10.1177/0036933015592291
  • Pulikottil-Jacob, R., Connock, M., Kandala, N.-B., Mistry, H., Grove, A., Freeman, K., Clarke, A. (2015a). Cost effectiveness of total hip arthroplasty in osteoarthritis. comparison of devices with differing bearing surfaces and modes of fixation, 97-B(4), 449-457. doi:10.1302/0301-620x.97b4.34242
  • Pulikottil-Jacob, R., Connock, M., Kandala, N. B., Mistry, H., Grove, A., Freeman, K., Clarke, A. (2015b). Cost effectiveness of total hip arthroplasty in osteoarthritis: comparison of devices with differing bearing surfaces and modes of fixation. Bone Joint J, 97-b(4), 449-457. doi:10.1302/0301-620x.97b4.34242
  • Putz, R., Clarke, A., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2015). The Coventry Wellbeing Report. Retrieved from
  • Reissland, N., Francis, B., Kumarendran, K., & Mason, J. (2015). Ultrasound observations of subtle movements: a pilot study comparing foetuses of smoking and nonsmoking mothers. Acta Paediatr, 104(6), 596-603. doi:10.1111/apa.13001
  • Royle, P., Mistry, H., Auguste, P., Shyangdan, D., Freeman, K., Lois, N., & Waugh, N. (2015). Pan-retinal photocoagulation and other forms of laser treatment and drug therapies for non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy: systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 19(51), v-xxviii, 1-247. doi:10.3310/hta19510
  • Royle, P., & Waugh, N. (2015a). Bibliometrics of NIHR HTA monographs and their related journal articles. 5(2), e006595. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006595
  • Royle, P., & Waugh, N. (2015b). Macular disease research in the United Kingdom 2011-2014: a bibliometric analysis of outputs, performance and coverage. BMC Res Notes, 8(1), 833. doi:10.1186/s13104-015-1825-1
  • Rumbold, B. E., Smith, J. A., Hurst, J., Charlesworth, A., & Clarke, A. (2015). Improving productive efficiency in hospitals: findings from a review of the international evidence. BMJ Open, 10(1), 21-43. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006595
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  • Stewart-Brown, S., Samaraweera, P. C., Taggart, F., Kandala, N. B., & Stranges, S. (2015). Socioeconomic gradients and mental health: implications for public health. Br J Psychiatry, 206(6), 461-465. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.114.147280
  • Stinton, C., McKeith, I., Taylor, J. P., Lafortune, L., Mioshi, E., Mak, E., O'Brien, J. T. (2015). Pharmacological Management of Lewy Body Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Psychiatry, 172(8), 731-742. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.14121582
  • Tam, S. Y., Houlihan, S., & Melendez-Torres, G. J. (2015). A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Risk and Protective Factors and Correlates for Posttraumatic Stress and Its Natural History in Forcibly Displaced Children. Trauma Violence Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838015622437
  • Taylor-Phillips, S., Elze, M. C., Krupinski, E. A., Dennick, K., Gale, A. G., Clarke, A., & Mello-Thoms, C. (2015). Retrospective review of the drop in observer detection performance over time in lesion-enriched experimental studies. J Digit Imaging, 28(1), 32-40. doi:10.1007/s10278-014-9717-9
  • Taylor-Phillips, S., Ogboye, T., Hamborg, T., Kearins, O., O'Sullivan, E., & Clarke, A. (2015). The relationship between socio-economic status and cancer detection at screening.
  • Tsertsvadze, A., Gurung, T., Court, R., Clarke, A., & Sutcliffe, P. (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of elemental nutrition for the maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Technol Assess, 19(26), 1-138. doi:10.3310/hta19260
  • Tsertsvadze, A., Royle, P., & McCarthy, N. (2015). Community-onset sepsis and its public health burden: protocol of a systematic review. Syst Rev, 4, 119. doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0103-6
  • Uthman, O. A., Hartley, L., Rees, K., Taylor, F., Ebrahim, S., & Clarke, A. (2015). Multiple risk factor interventions for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 8, Cd011163. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011163.pub2
  • Wood, V. J., Gesler, W., Curtis, S. E., Spencer, I. H., Close, H. J., Mason, J., & Reilly, J. G. (2015). 'Therapeutic landscapes' and the importance of nostalgia, solastalgia, salvage and abandonment for psychiatric hospital design. Health Place, 33, 83-89. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.010