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Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review. (2021)
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COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., MORRISSEY, D., PAVLOVA, A., MITCHELL, L., BRANDIE, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V. 2021. Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42020164641. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020164641

This is a protocol for a review that aims to explore the feasibility and acceptability of any exercise intervention for the treatment of any tendinopathy. The first specific review question is: What is the current knowledge about the feasibility of d... Read More about Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review..

Dealing with dehydration. (2021)
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KYDD, A. 2021. Dealing with dehydration. Health Europa quarterly [online], 19, pages 96-99. Available from: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/dealing-with-dehydration-in-older-adults/111477/

Food and drink are fundamental staples in our everyday lives. Not only do they play an essential part in our overall health, but they also hold holistic significance, influencing our daily habits, giving us a sense of familiarity, and helping us buil... Read More about Dealing with dehydration..

Effect of menstrual cycle phase, menstrual irregularities, and hormonal contraceptive use on anterior knee laxity and non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury occurrence in women: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2021)
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NÉDÉLEC, E., FOLI, E., SHULTZ, S.J., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ENRIGHT, K., PIASECKI, J., MATTHEWS, J.J., SALE, C. and ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. 2021. Effect of menstrual cycle phase, menstrual irregularities, and hormonal contraceptive use on anterior knee laxity and non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury occurrence in women: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. BMJ Open Sport and exercise medicine [online], 7, e001170. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001170

Exercising women report three to six times more ACL tears than men, which happen, in the majority of cases, with a non-contact mechanism. This sex disparity has, in part, been attributed to the differences in reproductive hormone profiles between men... Read More about Effect of menstrual cycle phase, menstrual irregularities, and hormonal contraceptive use on anterior knee laxity and non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury occurrence in women: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol].

Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue. (2021)
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KYDD, A. 2021. Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue. Press and journal [online], 18 October 2021. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/3542157

The NHS employer's website has guidance for HR departments to produce policies on menopause in the workplace. However, despite the added pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention appears to have been paid to the impact of Personal Pr... Read More about Discussion about the effects of PPE and COVID-19 on menopausal women is long overdue..

Interventions, barriers and facilitators associated with return to work in adults following stroke: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol] (2021)
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COUTTS, E. and COOPER, K. 2021. Interventions, barriers and facilitators associated with return to work in adults following stroke: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 19(12), pages 3332-3339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00386

Objective: The purpose of this scoping review is to map what has been reported on interventions, barriers, and facilitators associated with return to work for adults with and without communication disorders following a stroke. Introduction: Difficult... Read More about Interventions, barriers and facilitators associated with return to work in adults following stroke: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol].

Exercise therapy for the treatment of tendinopathies: a scoping review protocol. (2021)
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ALEXANDER, L.A., MORRISSEY, D., SWINTON, P., MACLEAN, C., HARRISON, I. and COOPER, K. 2021. Exercise therapy for the treatment of tendinopathies: a scoping review protocol. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 19(7), pages 1713-1719. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00175

Objective: The aim of the review is to provide a map of exercise interventions and outcomes that have been reported for the treatment of any tendinopathy. Introduction: Tendinopathy is a common condition that affects athletic and non-athletic populat... Read More about Exercise therapy for the treatment of tendinopathies: a scoping review protocol..

Julian Assange extradition: freedom of British media to expose US state secrets is at stake. [Newspaper article] (2021)
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ARNELL, P. 2021. Julian Assange extradition: freedom of British media to expose US state secrets is at stake. [Newspaper article]. Press gazette [online], 2 March 2021. Available from: https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/julian-assange-extradition-appeal/

Dr Paul Arnell is expert on extradition law from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen – he explains why the Julian Assange extradition appeal has huge implications for media freedom in the UK.

Is exile an act of discrimination? [Newspaper article] (2021)
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ARNELL, P. 2021. Is exile an act of discrimination? [Newspaper article]. The Scotsman [online], 27 February 2021. Available from: https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/shamima-begums-exile-over-isis-support-raises-profound-questions-about-racism-sexism-and-british-citizenship-dr-paul-arnell-3148318

The case of Shamima Begum raises strong and contrasting opinions. Many people feel that her permanent exile from the UK is a just and reasonable response to what she has done. Others are of the view that that fate is discriminatory and egregious.

The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
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DOLAN, E., DUMAS, A., KEANE, K.M., BESTETTI, G., FREITAS, L.H.M., GUALANO, B., KOHRT, W., KELLEY, G.A., PEREIRA, R.M.R., SALE, C. and SWINTON, P. 2020. The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01551-y

Background: Bone is a plastic tissue that is responsive to its physical environment. As a result, exercise interventions represent a potential means to influence bone. However, little is currently known about how various exercise and participant char... Read More about The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol].

A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol] (2020)
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JONES, J., ALEXANDER, L.. HANCOCK, E. and COOPER, K. 2021. A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson's: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol]. AMRC open research [online], 2, article ID 29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12688/amrcopenres.12936.2

Background: Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), limiting the rate of decline of motor and non-motor symptoms, with emerging evidence associating exercise with a neuroprotective effect. Current exercise provisio... Read More about A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol].

The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
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MATTHEWS, J.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., SANTOS, L., ARTIOLI, G.G., TURNER, M.D., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. and SALE, C. 2020. The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01539-8

Background: Diabetes is a major public health issue and there is a need to develop low-cost, novel interventions to prevent or reduce disease progression. Growing evidence shows that supplementation with carnosine, or its rate-limiting precursor β-al... Read More about The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol].

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 12. (2020)
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KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 12. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our twelfth issue of the Observatory, in which we are focusing on the very new theme of Paramedic Practice. The Observatory is issued monthly and includes news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

Shamima Begum: Supreme Court cast tests whether misguided teenagers with foreign-born partents get the same second chance as murderers and rapists. [Newspaper article] (2020)
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ARNELL, P. 2020. Shamima Begum: Supreme Court cast tests whether misguided teenagers with foreign-born parents get the same second chance as murderers and rapists. [Newspaper article]. The Scotsman [online], 21 November 2020. Available from: https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/shamima-begum-supreme-court-case-tests-whether-misguided-teenagers-foreign-born-parents-get-same-second-chance-murderers-and-rapists-dr-paul-arnell-3042370

Five years ago Shamima Begum, then 15, left her home and birthplace in England and made her to Syria. She travelled to lend her support to Islamic State. Begum now wants to return, but is barred from doing so. She is presently in limbo, living in the... Read More about Shamima Begum: Supreme Court cast tests whether misguided teenagers with foreign-born partents get the same second chance as murderers and rapists. [Newspaper article].

Effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol] (2020)
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BURTON, I., COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L. and SWINTON, P.A. 2021. Effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 19(5), pages 1186-1192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00186

Objective: The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of interventions that have used a combination of extracorporeal shockwave therapy and plantar fascia–specific stretching to treat plantar heel p... Read More about Effectiveness of combined shockwave therapy and plantar fascia stretching interventions in treating plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. [Protocol].

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. (2020)
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KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 9. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on public health and primary care. The bulletin is available two-weekly and highlights news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. (2020)
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KYDD, A., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 8. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our eighth issue of the Observatory, in which we are focusing on support for children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. We include news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 7. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our seventh issue in which we are focusing on higher education issues. The bulletin is available two-weekly and will contain news, professional matters, and relevant professional and light reading.