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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    Religious mass gatherings (MGs) have always been an integral part of our society. At the outset, mass-gathering events provide challenging settings to plan a suitable emergency public health response. Publishe...

    Authors: Upasana Sharma, B. R. Desikachari and Sankara Sarma

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:83

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    There is international recognition of the need for creative, classroom-based interventions to support children at risk of low academic achievement and well-being, due to poor attention and language skills on s...

    Authors: Anita Rowe, Jill Titterington and Laurence Taggart

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:82

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  3. Content type: Study Protocol

    Optimal mental health is critical for a child’s learning and academic functioning. As a universal service, early education centres play an important role in promoting children’s mental health. Social-emotional...

    Authors: Maya Yaari, Jane Sheehan, Frank Oberklaid and Harriet Hiscock

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:81

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  4. Content type: Research

    Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of any malignancy, placing a substantial burden on patients and families with high unmet informational and supportive care needs. Nevertheless, access t...

    Authors: Eryn Tong, Chris Lo, Shari Moura, Kelly Antes, Sarah Buchanan, Venissa Kamtapersaud, Gerald M. Devins, Camilla Zimmermann, Steven Gallinger and Gary Rodin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:80

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  5. Content type: Research

    Clozapine-induced hypersalivation (CIH) is a common side effect of clozapine treatment and is disliked by clozapine patients, potentially threatening adherence to clozapine treatment. We proposed a trial of al...

    Authors: Inti Qurashi, Simon Chu, Richard Drake, Victoria Hartley, Imran Chaudhry, J. F. W. Deakin and Nusrat Husain

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:79

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  6. Content type: Study Protocol

    Physical activity (PA) is positively associated with quality of life. People with a stoma are less likely to engage in PA than those without a stoma.

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Rebecca J. Beeken, Claire Taylor, Angus J. M. Watson, Julie Munro and William Goodman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:78

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  7. Content type: Research

    In managing hip fracture, effective pain relief before admission to hospital is difficult without risking side effects. Although emergency departments routinely use fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB), ther...

    Authors: Jenna K. Jones, Bridie A. Evans, Greg Fegan, Simon Ford, Katy Guy, Sian Jones, Leigh Keen, Ashrafunnesa Khanom, Mirella Longo, Ian Pallister, Nigel Rees, Ian T. Russell, Anne C. Seagrove, Alan Watkins and Helen A. Snooks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:77

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  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    The human microbiota has a broad range of functions contributing to metabolic processes and the activities of our immune system. Its influence on health, well-being and chronic diseases are discussed in variou...

    Authors: Laura Schmitz, Nina Ferrari, Andreas Schwiertz, Kerstin Rusch, Ulrich Woestmann, Esther Mahabir and Christine Graf

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:76

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    A number of children experience difficulties with social communication and this has long-term deleterious effects on their mental health, social development and education. The proposal presented in this articl...

    Authors: Suzanne Murphy, Victoria Joffe, David Messer, Sarah Crafter, Jessica Radley, Sailaa Sunthararajah, Kerry Bell, Belen Corbacho, Caroline Fairhurst, Sara Rodgers, David Torgerson and Charlie Welch

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:75

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  10. Content type: Research

    Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for several oral diseases, including periodontitis, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are increasingly being used for smoking cessation. This study aimed to assess...

    Authors: Richard Holliday, Philip M. Preshaw, Vicky Ryan, Falko F. Sniehotta, Suzanne McDonald, Linda Bauld and Elaine McColl

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:74

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  11. Content type: Study Protocol

    Fun For Wellness (FFW) is an online behavioral intervention designed to promote growth in well-being and physical activity by providing capability-enhancing learning opportunities to participants. The conceptu...

    Authors: Nicholas D. Myers, Seungmin Lee, André G. Bateman, Isaac Prilleltensky, Kimberly A. Clevenger, Karin A. Pfeiffer, Samantha Dietz, Ora Prilleltensky, Adam McMahon and Ahnalee M. Brincks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:73

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    Critically ill patients frequently develop acute kidney injury that necessitates renal replacement therapy (RRT). At some centers, critically ill patients who are hemodynamically unstable and require RRT are t...

    Authors: Edward G. Clark, Lauralyn McIntyre, Tim Ramsay, Alan Tinmouth, Greg Knoll, Pierre-Antoine Brown, Irene Watpool, Rebecca Porteous, Kaitlyn Montroy, Sophie Harris, Jennifer Kong and Swapnil Hiremath

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:72

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Objectives:

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    Refine a bespoke enhanced support intervention (ESI) (including self-help materials, intervention manual a...
     

    Authors: Elizabeth Littlewood, Shehzad Ali, Jay Badenhorst, Della Bailey, Clare Bambra, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Elizabeth Coleman, Suzanne Crosland, Samantha Gascoyne, Simon Gilbody, Catherine Hewitt, Claire Jones, Ada Keding, Charlotte Kitchen, Dean McMillan, Caroline Pearson…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:71

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  14. Content type: Study Protocol

    Femoral neck fractures in patients ≤ 60 years of age are often very different injuries compared to low-energy, hip fractures in elderly patients and are difficult to manage because of inherent problems associa...

    Authors: Gerard P. Slobogean, Sheila Sprague, Sofia Bzovsky, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Lehana Thabane, Taryn Scott and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:70

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  15. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the feasibility of integrating vestibular rehabilitation and cognitive behaviour therapy (VR-CBT) for people with persistent dizziness in primary care.

    Authors: Lene Kristiansen, L. H. Magnussen, B. Juul-Kristensen, S. Mæland, S. H. G. Nordahl, A. Hovland, T. Sjøbø and K. T. Wilhelmsen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:69

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  16. Content type: Study Protocol

    Deimplementation, the systematic elimination of low-value practices, has emerged as an important focus within implementation science. Bronchiolitis is the leading cause of infant hospitalization. Among stable ...

    Authors: Irit R. Rasooly, Rinad S. Beidas, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Frances Barg, Christopher P. Landrigan, Amanda Schondelmeyer, Patrick W. Brady, Lisa M. McLeod and Christopher P. Bonafide

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:68

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  17. Content type: Study Protocol

    Opioid use disorder (OUD) and deaths related to the chronic use of opioids have increased significantly over the last two decades. Chronic consumption of opioids has been documented in many patients with traum...

    Authors: M. Bérubé, V. Deslauriers, S. Leduc, V. Turcotte, S. Dupuis, I. Roy, S. Clairoux, S. Panic and M. Nolet

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:67

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    The high burden of bereavement in sub-Saharan Africa is largely attributable to HIV, cancer, and other non-communicable diseases. However, interventions to improve grief and bereavement are rare. Given high ra...

    Authors: Barbara Mutedzi, Lisa Langhaug, Jennifer Hunt, Kennedy Nkhoma and Richard Harding

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:66

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  19. Content type: Research

    Clinical guidelines for management of low back pain (LBP) are not routinely implemented in practice, and guidelines rarely offer tools for implementation. Therefore, we developed GLA:D® Back, a standardised in...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Jan Hartvigsen, Eleanor Boyle, Inge Ris, Per Kjaer, Line Thomassen and Werner Vach

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:65

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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    While people who are homeless often experience poor mental and physical health and problem substance use, getting access to appropriate services can be challenging. The development of trusting relationships wi...

    Authors: Tessa Parkes, Catriona Matheson, Hannah Carver, John Budd, Dave Liddell, Jason Wallace, Bernie Pauly, Maria Fotopoulou, Adam Burley, Isobel Anderson, Graeme MacLennan and Rebecca Foster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:64

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    While existing psychological treatments for depression are effective for many, a significant proportion of depressed individuals do not respond to current approaches and few remain well over the long-term. Anh...

    Authors: Barnaby D. Dunn, Emily Widnall, Nigel Reed, Rod Taylor, Christabel Owens, Anne Spencer, Gerda Kraag, Gerjo Kok, Nicole Geschwind, Kim Wright, Nicholas J. Moberly, Michelle L. Moulds, Andrew K. MacLeod, Rachel Handley, David Richards, John Campbell…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:63

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    Families applying for asylum have often experienced multiple potentially traumatic events and continue to face stressors during their resettlement. Studies have indicated that traumatic events can negatively i...

    Authors: Carlijn M. van Es, Trudy Mooren, Marieke Zwaanswijk, Hans te Brake and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:62

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    Alcohol-related harm is currently estimated to cost the National Health Service (NHS) in England £3.5 bn a year. Of the estimated 1.6 million people with some degree of alcohol dependence, some 600,000 are bel...

    Authors: Christos Kouimtsidis, Ben Houghton, Heather Gage, Caitlin Notley, Vivienne Maskrey, Allan Clark, Richard Holland, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Bhaskar Punukollu and Theodora Duka

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:59

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    Family carepartner management and support can improve stroke survivor recovery, yet research has placed little emphasis on how to integrate families into the rehabilitation process without increasing negative ...

    Authors: Sarah Blanton, Patricia C. Clark, Robert H. Lyles, George Cotsonis, Brian D. Jones, Aimee Reiss, Steven L. Wolf and Sandra Dunbar

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:58

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Optimal management of chronic arthritic pain experienced by older adults involves applying active self-management strategies every day. Cost-effective and innovative strategies to help build older people’s pai...

    Authors: Priyanka Bhattarai, Toby R. O. Newton-John and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:57

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  26. Content type: Research

    Viscosupplementation with new-generation, polyol-containing, cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) gels reduces joint inflammation in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Gait analysis is a complementary outcome mea...

    Authors: Luis Carlos Pereira, Claude Schweizer, Sara Moufarrij, Swenn M. Krähenbühl, Julien Favre, Gerald Gremion, Lee Ann Applegate and Brigitte M. Jolles

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:56

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  27. Content type: Research

    Approximately 9% of a trauma surgeon’s workload in the UK is managing ankle fractures. Following an ankle fracture immobilisation with a plaster cast or removable orthotic is usual. The aim of this research wa...

    Authors: Rebecca S. Kearney, Rebecca McKeown, Daniel Gallacher, Jaclyn Brown, Dipesh Mistry, Nick Parsons, Jonathan Young and Matthew Costa

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:55

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  28. Content type: Study Protocol

    Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent condition in older adults, that causes many sufferers to require a hip or knee replacement in order to improve their quality of life and reduce pain. Individuals waiting fo...

    Authors: Justin Avery Aunger, Colin James Greaves, Edward T. Davis and Carolyn Anne Greig

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:54

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  29. Content type: Research

    The conduct of high-quality pilot studies can help inform the success of larger clinical trials. Guidelines have been recently developed for the reporting of pilot trials.

    Authors: Sarah Daisy Kosa, Jillian Monize, Alvin Leenus, Selvin Leenus, Simranjit Samra, Sylwia Szwiega, Daniel Shi, Sara Valvasori, Amiram Gafni, Charmaine E. Lok and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:53

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  30. Content type: Research

    As part of the design process of a low-cost minimal-contact diabetes prevention intervention, we issued a blood glucose meter to people with impaired glucose regulation (who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes...

    Authors: Josie M. M. Evans, Linda Irvine, Jenni Connelly and Dawn M. Cameron

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:52

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  31. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is a critical need for effective implementation of integrated healthcare systems for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD have many service needs, including the need to access ...

    Authors: Nicole A. Stadnick, Lauren Brookman-Frazee, David S. Mandell, Cynthia L. Kuelbs, Karen J. Coleman, Timothy Sahms and Gregory A. Aarons

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:51

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  32. Content type: Research

    Most trials comparing effectiveness of laryngoscopy technique use surrogate endpoints. Intubation success is a more appropriate endpoint for comparing effectiveness of techniques or devices. A large pragmatic ...

    Authors: Alice Loughnan, Carolyn Deng, Felicity Dominick, Lora Pencheva and Doug Campbell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:50

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  33. Content type: Research

    Alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) is widely used in both health and social facilities to prevent infection, but it is not known whether supplying it for regular perinatal use can prevent newborn sepsis in African ...

    Authors: J. Ditai, J. Abeso, N. M. Odeke, N. Mobbs, J. Dusabe-Richards, M. Mudoola, E. D. Carrol, P. Olupot-Olupot, J. Storr, A. Medina-Lara, M. Gladstone, E. B. Faragher and A. D. Weeks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:49

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  34. Content type: Research

    Frailty assessment most commonly occurs within health care settings by health care providers. Implementing frailty assessment within non-medical settings that provide comprehensive social services for older ad...

    Authors: Margaret K. Danilovich, Laura Diaz, Colton Johnson, Erin Holt and Jody D. Ciolino

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:48

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  35. Content type: Research

    There is a known positive relationship between time in therapy and therapy outcomes. Effective rehabilitation should therefore include larger doses of therapy. However, individuals participating in inpatient r...

    Authors: Tram Bui, Clayton King, Ana Llado, Darren Lee, Grace Leong, Anuka Paraparum, Ingrid Li and Katharine Scrivener

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:47

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  36. Content type: Research

    For patients undergoing breast cancer surgery, the pre- and post-operative periods can be characterised by feelings of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Telehealth offers an opportunity to provide perioperative ...

    Authors: Natasha Noble, Lisa Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Anthony Proietto, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Gail Walker and Judith Silcock

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:46

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  37. Content type: Research

    Active play is a novel approach to addressing low physical activity levels and fundamental movement skills (FMS) in childhood and new interventions must be developed and evaluated.

    Authors: Avril Johnstone, Adrienne R. Hughes, Lizann Bonnar, Josie N. Booth and John J. Reilly

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:45

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  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    Current international consensus is that ‘early’ referral to palliative care services improves cancer patient and family carer outcomes; however, in practice, these referrals are not routine. Uncertainty about ...

    Authors: Jennifer Philip, Anna Collins, Brian Le, Vijaya Sundararajan, Caroline Brand, Susan Hanson, Jon Emery, Peter Hudson, Linda Mileshkin and Soula Ganiatsas

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:44

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  39. Content type: Research

    Due to their immature immune system, neonates are at high risk of infection. This vulnerability when combined with limited resources and health education in developing countries can lead to sepsis, resulting i...

    Authors: N. A. Mobbs, J. Ditai, J. Abeso, E. B. Faragher, E. D. Carrol, M. Gladstone, A. Medina-Lara, P. Olupot-Olupot and A. D. Weeks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:43

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  40. Content type: Study Protocol

    Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a non-invasive procedure with hypothesized therapeutic benefits for patients experiencing an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Further study of emergency m...

    Authors: Mehul D. Patel, Timothy F. Platts-Mills, Joseph M. Grover, Sonia M. Thomas and Joseph S. Rossi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:42

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  41. Content type: Review

    Interventions need to be developed prior to the feasibility and piloting phase of a study. There are a variety of published approaches to developing interventions, programmes or innovations to improve health. ...

    Authors: Alicia O’Cathain, Liz Croot, Katie Sworn, Edward Duncan, Nikki Rousseau, Katrina Turner, Lucy Yardley and Pat Hoddinott

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:41

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  42. Content type: Research

    More people are living longer lives leading to a growth in the population of older adults, many of whom have comorbidities and low levels of physical function. Physical activity in later life can prevent or de...

    Authors: Gemma S. Morgan, Anne M. Haase, Rona M. Campbell and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:40

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  43. Content type: Research

    Chemotherapy is associated with a significant risk of toxicity, which often peaks between ambulatory visits to the cancer centre. Remote symptom management support is a tool to optimize self-management and hea...

    Authors: Monika K. Krzyzanowska, Cassandra MacKay, Heekyung Han, Maria Eberg, Sonal Gandhi, Nicole B. Laferriere, Melanie Powis, Doris Howell, Clare L. Atzema, Kelvin K. W. Chan, Vishal Kukreti, Sandra Mitchell, Marla Nayer, Mark Pasetka, Dafna Knittel-Keren and Erin Redwood

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:39

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    Periodontitis is a common oral inflammation, which is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Intakes of vitamin D and calcium are inversely associated with occurrence and progression of periodontitis. T...

    Authors: Paula Guedes Cocate, Gilberto Kac, Berit L. Heitmann, Paulo Nadanovsky, Maria Cláudia da Veiga Soares Carvalho, Camila Benaim, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Maria Beatriz Trindade de Castro, Nadya Helena Alves-Santos, Amanda Farnum Baptista, Michael F. Holick, Rana R. Mokhtar, Alessandra Raymundo Bomfim and Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:38

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  45. Content type: Research

    Respiratory depression is a serious perioperative complication associated with morbidity and mortality. Recently, technology has become available to wirelessly monitor patients on regular surgical wards with c...

    Authors: James E. Paul, Matthew A. Chong, Norman Buckley, Prathiba Harsha, Harsha Shanthanna, Antonella Tidy, Diane Buckley, Anne Clarke, Christopher Young, Timothy Wong, Thuvaraha Vanniyasingam and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:36

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  46. Content type: Research

    Age-related loss of muscle mass and function is common in older adults, and studies investigating if dietary proteins may protect and possibly build lean body mass are needed. We assessed the feasibility of co...

    Authors: Aslaug Drotningsvik, Åge Oterhals, Ola Flesland, Ottar Nygård and Oddrun A. Gudbrandsen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:35

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  47. Content type: Study Protocol

    Cancer among Indigenous people is increasing faster than overall Canadian rates. Lack of survivorship support, including screening and follow-up for recurrences, contributes to poor health outcomes and low 5-y...

    Authors: Wendy Gifford, Roanne Thomas, Gwen Barton and Ian D. Graham

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:33

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