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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 ?-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 ?-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 ?-al... Read More about The effect of carnosine or ?-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.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. (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 6. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our sixth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

The experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. (2020)
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STERN, C., LIZARONDO, L., CARRIER, J., GODFREY, C., RIEGER, K., SALMOND, S., APOSTOLO, J., KIRKPATRICK, P. and LOVEDAY, H. [2020]. The experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42020161235. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020161235

The aim of this mixed methods review is to synthesize and integrate the best available evidence on the experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care. More... Read More about The experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. (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 5. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fifth themed issue in which we are focusing on gender issues. We have two guest speakers to provide a male and female perspective, and we have provided resources that address the oft-marginalised gender groups.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (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 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. (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 3. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our third themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on practice matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources and best practice statements and guidelines concerning COVID-19.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 2. (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 2. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our second themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on ethics in research and practice and we have scanned the many resources and upcoming funding calls which can be of help both for practitioners and researchers.

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1. (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 1. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to the first of our bulletins regarding COVID-19 pertinent to health and social care staff. The aim is to provide a signposting resource for staff, educators and researchers in the North East of Scotland on items of interest gathered from the... Read More about North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 1..

Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. (2020)
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LIZARONDO, L., STERN, C., CARRIER, J., GODFREY, C., REIGER, K., SALMOND, S., APOSTOLO, J., KIRKPATRICK, P. and LOVEDAY, H. 2020. Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 18(10), pages 2134-2139. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00265

Objective: The objective of the proposed systematic review is to determine the barriers and enablers (or facilitators) to the implementation of pressure injury prevention among adults receiving care in the hospital setting. Introduction: Hospital-acq... Read More about Barriers and enablers to implementation of pressure injury prevention in hospitalized adults: a mixed methods systematic review protocol..

The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy. (2020)
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COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., MORRISSEY, D., PAVLOVA, A., MITCHELL, L., BRANDIE, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V. and MACLEAN, C. 2020. The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42020168187. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020168187

This is a protocol for a study that aimed to determine: 1) which exercise interventions are most effective across all tendinopathies; 2) does the type/location of the tendinopathy, or other specific covariates, affect which are the most effective exe... Read More about The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy..