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Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families. (2020)
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HENDERSON, L., BAIN, H., ALLAN, E. and KENNEDY, C. [2020]. Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families. Health and social care in the community [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13179

A need for people-centred health and social support systems is acknowledged as a global priority. Most nations face challenges in providing safe, effective, timely, affordable, coordinated care around the needs and preferences of people who access in... Read More about Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and well-being needs of service users and their families..

Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review. (2020)
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PETRIE, B. and CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D. [2020]. Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review. Environmental chemistry letters [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-020-01065-y

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are found in the aquatic environment globally. Such drugs including naproxen, ibuprofen and ketoprofen are chiral molecules. Enantiomers of those drugs have identical physicochemical properties but can b... Read More about Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review..

Selenium and viral infection: are there lessons for COVID-19? (2020)
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BERMANO, G., MÉPLAN, C., MERCER, D.K. and HESKETH, J.E. [2020]. Selenium and viral infection: are there lessons for COVID-19? British journal of nutrition [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520003128

Selenium (Se) is a micronutrient that is essential for human health. Sub-optimal Se status is common, occurring in a significant proportion of the population across the world, including parts of Europe and China. Human and animal studies have shown t... Read More about Selenium and viral infection: are there lessons for COVID-19?.

The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., MCNULTY, K.L., ANSDELL, P., GOODALL, S., HICKS, K.M. THOMAS, K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2020. The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine [online], 50(10), pages 1785-1812. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01317-5

Background: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are double agents, which downregulate endogenous concentrations of oestradiol and progesterone whilst simultaneously providing daily supplementation of exogenous oestrogen and progestin during the OCP-takin... Read More about The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
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MCNULTY, K.L., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., ANSDELL, P., GOODALL, S., THOMAS, K. and HICKS, K.M. 2020. The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine [online], 50(10), pages 1813-1827. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3

Background: Concentrations of endogenous sex hormones fluctuate across the menstrual cycle (MC), which could have implications for exercise performance in women. At present, data are conflicting, with no consensus on whether exercise performance is a... Read More about The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. (2020)
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KENNEDY, C. and WILL, J. [2020]. Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. International journal of nursing practice [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12870

Elder abuse is a global problem with an estimated 10% of older people experiencing some form of abuse although many cases remain unreported and/or referred to social services. As such the true extent of elder abuse is relatively unknown and this pose... Read More about Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly..

A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention. (2020)
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AL ADAWI, R.M., STEWART, D., RYAN, C. and TONNA, A. 2020. A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(4), pages 995-1015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01084-3

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and include: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high blood-pressure. However, t... Read More about A systematic review of pharmacist input to metabolic syndrome screening, management and prevention..

Pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. (2020)
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PATERSON, C. and KENNEDY, C. 2020. Pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Research in nursing and health [online], 43(5), pages 548-549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22027

Prostatitis is a common condition which can affect men of all ages; however, it is more frequently experienced in younger men with an initial onset around 40 years of age. The two main presenting clinical features of prostatitis are lower urinary tra... Read More about Pharmacological interventions for treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome..

Perspectives of crisis intervention for people diagnosed with 'borderline personality disorder': an integrative review. (2020)
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WARRENDER, D., BAIN, H., MURRAY, I. and KENNEDY, C. [2020]. Perspectives of crisis intervention for people diagnosed with 'borderline personality disorder': an integrative review. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing [online], EarlyView. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12637

Introduction: 'Borderline personality disorder' ('BPD') is associated with frequent use of crisis intervention services. However, no robust evidence base supports specific interventions, and people's experiences are not well understood. Aim: To explo... Read More about Perspectives of crisis intervention for people diagnosed with 'borderline personality disorder': an integrative review..

The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2020)
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TALKHAN, H., STEWART, D., MCINTOSH, T., ZIGLAM, H., ABDULROUF, P.V., AL-HAIL, M., DIAB, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2020. The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy [online], 75(9), pages 2394-2410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa154

All rights reserved. Objectives: This systematic review (SR) reviews the evidence on use of theory in developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions (BCIs) to improve clinicians antimicrobial prescribing (AP). Methods: The SR protocol was r... Read More about The use of theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review..

Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. (2020)
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KENNEDY, C. and PATERSON, C. 2020. Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. American journal of nursing [online], 120(1), page 7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000652016.44157.19

This is a summary by the authors of a nursing care-related review of the Cochrane Review by Hwang, E.C., Jung, J.H., Borofsky, M., Kim, M.H. and Dahm, P. 2019. Aquablation of the prostate for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with... Read More about Using aquablation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia..

Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. (2019)
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HAYES, S., GALVIN, R., KENNEDY, C., FINLAYSON, M., MCGUIGAN, C., WALSH, C.D. and COOTE, S. 2019. Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2019(11), article number CD012475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd012475.pub2

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most prevalent diseases of the central nervous system, with recent prevalence estimates indicating that MS directly affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Fall rates of 56% have been reported among people with MS... Read More about Interventions for preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis..

Effectiveness of expiratory muscle strength training on expiratory strength, pulmonary function and cough in the adult population: a systematic review. (2019)
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TEMPLEMAN, L. and ROBERTS, F. 2020. Effectiveness of expiratory muscle strength training on expiratory strength, pulmonary function and cough in the adult population: a systematic review. Physiotherapy [online], 106, pages 43-51. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.06.002

Background: Respiratory muscle strength declines in certain disease states, leading to impaired cough, reduced airway clearance and an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. Respiratory muscle training may therefore reduce this risk. Objectives: To... Read More about Effectiveness of expiratory muscle strength training on expiratory strength, pulmonary function and cough in the adult population: a systematic review..

Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. (2019)
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KENNEDY, C. 2019. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Issues in mental health nursing [online], 40(6), pages 537-538. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2019.1600359

This is a summary by Catriona Kennedy of the Cochrane Review of Kisely, S.R., Campbell, L.A., O'Reilly, R. Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017... Read More about Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders..

Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. (2018)
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PATERSON, C., JENSEN, B.T., JENSEN, J.B. and NABI, G. 2018. Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 35, pages 92-101. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.05.006

Background: Little is known about the unmet supportive care needs of patients affected by muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). We set out to determine the different domains of unmet supportive care needs for patients affected by MIBC. Literature Se... Read More about Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review of the evidence..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. (2018)
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PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2018. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(6), pages 1398-1417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405

Background: - The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with hazardous substances at work, this can cause occupational dermatitis to occ... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review..

Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. (2018)
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JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 84(9), pages 1883-1905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13624

AIMS: The aims of this systematic review were to: (1) critically appraise, synthesize and present the available evidence on the views and experiences of stakeholders on pharmacist prescribing and; (2) present the perceived facilitators and barriers f... Read More about Stakeholders' views and experiences of pharmacist prescribing: a systematic review..

Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. (2018)
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COOPER, L., RYAN, C., ELLS, L.J., HAMILTON, S., ATKINSON, G., COOPER, K., JOHNSON, M.I., KIRWAN, J.P. and MARTIN, D. 2018. Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. Obesity reviews [online], 19(7), pages 989-1007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686

Worldwide prevalence of adult overweight and obesity is a growing public health issue. Adults with overweight/obesity often have chronic musculoskeletal pain. Using a mixed-methods review, we aimed to quantify the effectiveness and explore the approp... Read More about Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review..

Interventions for post-stroke fatigue: a Cochrane review summary. (2017)
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KENNEDY, C. and KIDD, L. 2018. Interventions for post-stroke fatigue: a Cochrane review summary. International journal of nursing studies [online], 85, pages 136-137. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.11.006

This is a summary of a Cochrane review of Wu, S., Kutlubaev, M.A., Chun, H.-Y.Y., Cowey, E., Pollock, A., Macleod, M.R., Dennis, M., Keane, E., Sharpe, M. and Mead, G.E. Interventions for post-stroke fatigue. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,... Read More about Interventions for post-stroke fatigue: a Cochrane review summary..

Influence of adipose tissue mass on bone mass in an overweight or obese population: systematic review and meta-analysis. (2017)
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DOLAN, E., SWNTON, P.A., SALE, C., HEALY, A. and O'REILLY, J. 2017. Influence of adipose tissue mass on bone mass in an overweight or obese population: systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition reviews [online], 75(10), pagers 858-870. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux046

Context: The scientific literature shows conflicting evidence about the relationship between adiposity and bone mass in overweight and obese populations. Objective: The aim of this review was to quantify the correlation between adipose mass (absolute... Read More about Influence of adipose tissue mass on bone mass in an overweight or obese population: systematic review and meta-analysis..