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Long-term adverse effects and healthcare burden of rectal cancer radiotherapy: systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
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MORTON, A.J., RASHID, A., SHIM, J.S.C., WEST, J., HUMES, D.J. and GRAINGE, M.J. 2022. Long-term adverse effects and healthcare burden of rectal cancer radiotherapy: systematic review and meta-analysis. ANZ journal of surgery [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ans.18059

Background: As rectal cancer survival increases, more patients survive with potentially severe, long-term gastrointestinal and genitourinary complications from radiotherapy. The burden of these complications for patients and healthcare services is un... Read More about Long-term adverse effects and healthcare burden of rectal cancer radiotherapy: systematic review and meta-analysis..

Patients follow three distinct outcome trajectories following total knee arthroplasty. (2021)
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HAMILTON, D.F., SHIM, J., HOWIE, C.R. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2021. Patients follow three distinct outcome trajectories following total knee arthroplasty. Bone and joint journal [online], 103-B(6), pages 1096-1102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.103b6.BJJ-2020-1821.R1

Aims: Although total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a highly successful procedure, about 20% of patients remain dissatisfied postoperatively. This proportion is derived from dichotomous models of the assessment of surgical success or failure, which may n... Read More about Patients follow three distinct outcome trajectories following total knee arthroplasty..

Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival. (2021)
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ON, J., SHIM, J., MACKAY, C., MURRAY, G., SAMUEL, L., PARNABY, C. and RAMSAY, G. 2021. Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival. Colorectal disease [online], 23(6), pages 1326-1333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.15512

Aim: Neoadjuvant treatment (NaT) for locally advanced rectal cancer prior to surgery has led to improved outcomes. However, the relationship between pathological response to NaT and survival is not entirely clear. The aim of this study was to assess... Read More about Pathological response post neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is an independent predictor of survival..

The prevalence of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis. (2020)
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JONES, G.T., MALLAWAARACHCHI, B., SHIM, J., LOCK, J. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2020. The prevalance of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis. Rheumatology international [online], 40(10), pages 1581-1591. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-020-04621-5

Comorbid fibromyalgia, in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) has been shown to influence disease activity and function, and quality of life. Although several papers exist, there is no comprehensive and robust systematic review to determine the prevalenc... Read More about The prevalence of fibromyalgia in axial spondyloarthritis..

Outcomes and treatment responses, including work productivity, among people with axial spondyloarthritis living in urban and rural areas: a mixed-methods study within a national register. (2020)
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HOLLICK, R.J., STELFOX, K., DEAN, L.E., SHIM, J., WALKER-BONE, K. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2020. Outcomes and treatment responses, including work productivity, among people with axial spondyloarthritis living in urban and rural areas: a mixed-methods study within a national register. Annals of the rheumatic diseases [online], 79(8), pages 1055-1062. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-216988

Objective: To examine differences in clinical and patient-reported outcomes, including work, in individuals with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) living in rural and urban settings. Methods: Using a sequential, explanatory mixed-method design, data fr... Read More about Outcomes and treatment responses, including work productivity, among people with axial spondyloarthritis living in urban and rural areas: a mixed-methods study within a national register..

Quantifying and predicting the effect of anti-TNF therapy on axSpA-related fatigue: results from the BSRBR-AS registry and meta-analysis. (2020)
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SHIM, J., DEAN, L.E., KARABAYAS, M., JONES, G.T., MACFARLANE, G.J. and BASU, N. 2020. Quantifying and predicting the effect of anti-TNF therapy on axSpA-related fatigue: results from the BSRBR-AS registry and meta-analysis. Rheumatology [online], 59(11), pages 3408-3414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa132

Objectives: Effective management of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)-related fatigue is a major unmet clinical need. Anti-TNF therapy may reduce fatigue levels, although any effect has yet to be definitively quantified and predictors of any such impro... Read More about Quantifying and predicting the effect of anti-TNF therapy on axSpA-related fatigue: results from the BSRBR-AS registry and meta-analysis..

Introducing mobile fracture prevention services with DXA in Northern Scotland: a comparative study of three rural communities. (2020)
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HOLLICK, R.J., MCKEE, L., SHIM, J., RAMSAY, N., GERRING, S., REID, D.M. and BLACK, A.J. 2020. Introducing mobile fracture prevention services with DXA in northern Scotland: a comparative study of three rural communities. Osteoporosis international [online], 31(7), pages 1305-1314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-020-05316-0

Summary: Mobile fracture prevention services, with DXA, significantly improved access to care for those at high risk of fracture living in rural areas. Introduction of mobile services facilitated access to fracture liaison services and development of... Read More about Introducing mobile fracture prevention services with DXA in Northern Scotland: a comparative study of three rural communities..

Comparative responsiveness of the PROMIS-10 Global Health and EQ-5D questionnaires in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. (2019)
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SHIM, J. and HAMILTON, D.F. 2019. Comparative responsiveness of the PROMIS-10 Global Health and EQ-5D questionnaires in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Bone and joint journal [online], 101-B(7), pages 832-837. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.101B7.BJJ-2018-1543.R1

Aims: Responsiveness to clinically important change is a key feature of any outcome measure. Throughout Europe, health-related quality of life following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is routinely measured with EuroQol five-dimension (EQ-5D) questionn... Read More about Comparative responsiveness of the PROMIS-10 Global Health and EQ-5D questionnaires in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty..

Systematic review and meta-analysis on outcomes of salvage therapy in patients with tumour recurrence during ‘watch and wait’ in rectal cancer. (2019)
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ON, J., SHIM, J. and ALY, E.H. 2019. Systematic review and meta-analysis on outcomes of salvage therapy in patients with tumour recurrence during ‘watch and wait’ in rectal cancer. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England [online], 101(7), pages 441-452. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1308/rcsann.2019.0018

Introduction: The ‘watch and wait’ approach has recently emerged as an alternative approach for managing patients with complete clinical response in rectal cancer. However, less is understood whether the intervention is associated with a favourable o... Read More about Systematic review and meta-analysis on outcomes of salvage therapy in patients with tumour recurrence during ‘watch and wait’ in rectal cancer..

Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. (2018)
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MACFARLANE, G.J., SHIM, J., JONES, G.T., WALKER-BONE, K., PATHAN, E. and DEAN, L.E. 2019. Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. Journal of rheumatology [online], 46(2), pages 145-152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180477

Objective: First, to test the hypothesis that, among working patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), those who report issues with reduced productivity at work (presenteeism) are at higher risk of work absence (absenteeism), and patients who re... Read More about Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register..

Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. (2018)
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SHIM, J., JONES, G.T., PATHAN, E.M.I. and MACFARLANE, G. 2018. Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. Annals of the rheumatic diseases [online], 77(11), pages 1578-1584. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213590

Objectives: To quantify, among patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the benefit on work outcomes associated with commencing biologic therapy. Methods: The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register in Axial Spondyloarthritis (BSRBR... Read More about Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis..

Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. (2018)
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SHIM, J., MCLERNON, D.J., HAMILTON, D., SIMPSON, H.A., BEASLEY, M. and MACFARLANE, G.J. 2018. Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study. Rheumatology advances in practice [online], 2(2), article rky021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky021

Objectives: The aim was to develop and validate a simple clinical prediction model, based on easily collected preoperative information, to identify patients at high risk of pain and functional disability 6 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).... Read More about Development of a clinical risk score for pain and function following total knee arthroplasty: results from the TRIO study..