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Which treatment classes and combinations are more effective for the management of common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis. (2022)
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SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2022. Which treatment classes and combinations are more effective for the management of common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.155

The aim of this research was to quantify the comparative effectiveness of treatment classes used for the management of the most common tendinopathies. The project studied network meta-analyses comparing combinations of exercise, non-exercise, and non... Read More about Which treatment classes and combinations are more effective for the management of common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis..

The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
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PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2022. The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.134

The purpose of this study was to investigate potential moderating effects of resistance exercise dose components including intensity, volume and frequency, for the management of common tendinopathies. The research was undertaken through a systematic... Read More about The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy. (2022)
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SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2022. Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.123

Outcomes measuring patient rating of overall condition, including patient satisfaction, are associated with improved general health and higher quality of life. However, this outcome domain is under-explored in the management of tendinopathy. The purp... Read More about Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy..

A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. [Preprint] (2022)
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SARKER, M.A.L., KADER, M.F., SARKER, M.M.K., LEE, M.H. and HAN, D.S. 2022. A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. Research square [online], 10 January 2022, Preprint (version 3). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1026992/v3

In this article, we present a black-hole-aided deep-helix (bh-dh) channel model to enhance information bound and mitigate a multiple-helix directional issue in Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) communications. The recent observations of DNA do not match wi... Read More about A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. [Preprint].

Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes. (2021)
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ALEXANDER, L., SHIM, J., HARRISON, I., MOSS, R., GREIG, L., PAVLOVA, A., PARKINSON, E., MACLEAN, C., MORRISSEY, D., SWINTON, P., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., BROWN, V. and COOPER, K. 2021. Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.90

The aim of this research was to comprehensively map exercise interventions and outcomes across all tendinopathies. The study took the form of a scoping review. Eligibility criteria (PCC) included: 1) participants - any age or gender, with any tendino... Read More about Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes..

Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology. (2021)
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VICTORIA, M.F., DEVECI, G., MUSAU, F. and CLUBB, M. 2021. Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1380178

Increasing demand for housing is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Affordable housing is a key priority of the UK government in addressing this challenge, which calls for innovative constructions to address the issue of fuel poverty at... Read More about Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology..

Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
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SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/mx5pv

This is a preprint for a protocol. The purpose of the study described by the protocol was to compare the effectiveness of different treatment classes across a range of tendinopathies and outcomes, to better establish a treatment hierarchy. Where suff... Read More about Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol..

Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
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SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/eyxgk

This is a preprint for a protocol. The study described by the protocol aimed to use network structures to compare exercise treatments and treatment classes in attempts to identify a treatment hierarchy. Additionally, the large amount of data synthesi... Read More about Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol..

The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/an3j6

This is a preprint for a protocol. The purpose of the study described by the protocol was to investigate the effect of resistance exercise dose across multiple common tendinopathies (rotator cuff, lateral elbow, patellar or Achilles), where the frequ... Read More about The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol..

Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol. (2021)
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SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/y7sk6

This is a preprint for a protocol. The aim of the study described by the protocol was to perform a large synthesis of the available research investigating exercise therapy for tendinopathies, creating empirically derived thresholds to benchmark inter... Read More about Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol..

Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. [Preprint] (2021)
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FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., PARADOWSKA, A. and LEE, T.L. 2021. Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. Research square [online], 12 April 2021, Preprint (version 1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-375306/v1

Background: During thermal spray coating, residual strain is formed within the coating and substrates due to thermo-mechanical processes and microstructural phase changes. Objective: This paper provides a comprehensive guide to researchers planning t... Read More about Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. [Preprint].

A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with long Covid in Scotland. (2021)
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DUNCAN, E., COOPER, K., COWIE, J., ALEXANDER, L., MORRIS, J. and PRESTON, J. 2021. A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with Covid in Scotland. F1000Research [online], 9, article 1416. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.27894.2

Background: Over 50 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally as of November 2020. Evidence is rapidly emerging on the epidemiology of COVID-19, and its impact on individuals and potential burden on health services and society. Between 1... Read More about A national survey of community rehabilitation service provision for people with long Covid in Scotland..

Blockchain-enable contact tracing for preserving user privacy during COVID-19 outbreak. (2020)
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ARIFEEN, M.M., AL MAMUN, A., KAISER, M.S. and MAHMUD, M. 2020. Blockchain-enable contact tracing for preserving user privacy during COVID-19 outbreak. Preprints [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202007.0502.v1

Contact tracing has become an indispensable tool of various extensive measures to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic due to novel coronavirus. This essential tool helps to identify, isolate and quarantine the contacted persons of a COVID-19 pati... Read More about Blockchain-enable contact tracing for preserving user privacy during COVID-19 outbreak..

Human skeletal muscle has large capacity to increase carnosine content in response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with Bayesian individual and aggregate data E-Max model and meta-analysis. (2019)
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SAFFIOTI REZENDE, N., SWINTON, P., FARIAS DE OLIVEIRA, L., PIRES DA SILVA, R., EIRA DA SILVA, V., NEMEZIO, K., YAMAGUCHI, G., ARTIOLI, G.G., GUALANO, B., SAUNDERS, B. and DOLAN, E. 2019. Human skeletal muscle has large capacity to increase carnosine content in response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with Bayesian individual and aggregate data E-Max model and meta-analysis. bioRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/870584

Beta-alanine (BA) supplementation increases muscle carnosine content (MCarn) and is ergogenic in many situations. Currently, many questions on the nature of the Mcarn response to supplementation are open, and the responses to these have considerable... Read More about Human skeletal muscle has large capacity to increase carnosine content in response to beta-alanine supplementation: a systematic review with Bayesian individual and aggregate data E-Max model and meta-analysis..

Effect of short term water exposure on the mechanical properties of halloysite nanotubes-multi layer graphene reinforced polyester nanocomposites. (2017)
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SAHARUDIN, M.S., ATIF, R. and INAM, F. 2017. Effect of short term water exposure on the mechanical properties of halloysite nanotubes-multi layer graphene reinforced polyester nanocomposites. Preprints [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints201701.0024.v1

The influence of short term water absorption on the mechanical properties of halloysite nanotubes-multi layer graphene reinforced polyester hybrid nanocomposites has been investigated. The addition of nano-fillers significantly increased the flexural... Read More about Effect of short term water exposure on the mechanical properties of halloysite nanotubes-multi layer graphene reinforced polyester nanocomposites..

Local heroes or village idiots? (2015)
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BAXTER, G. 2015. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(2).

This paper examines press coverage, at the local, regional and national (i.e. Scottish) levels, of two controversial coastal developments in Northeast Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal in the 1970s, and the current developm... Read More about Local heroes or village idiots?.

The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. (2015)
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BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P.H, VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D. 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(1).

This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. In particular, it critically... Read More about The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place..

Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014. (2014)
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PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D., and MARTIN, C. 2014. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 7(2).

Social-networking services such as Twitter offer users the potential to participate in public debate. When used whilst watching a television programme, Twitter allows backchannel discussion and debate in real time, which can add a new dimension and p... Read More about Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014..

Just fatherlands? From Kristallnacht to Katyn. (2013)
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LYONS, C. 2013. Just fatherlands? From Kristallnacht to Katyn. In de BĂșrca, G., Kochenov, D., Williams, A. and Roy, S. (eds.) Debating Europe's justice deficit: the EU, Swabian housewives, rawls and Ryanair. European University Institute working papers, LAW 2013/11. San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute [online], page 52. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/28798

This working paper contribution addresses the lack of formal recognition of the Holocaust and institutionalised killing in the European Convention on Human Rights. It focuses on three themes: 1) historical justice and the role of the courts; 2) memor... Read More about Just fatherlands? From Kristallnacht to Katyn..