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  1. The aim of this paper is to showcase best practice in intervention development by illustrating a systematic, iterative, person-based approach to optimising intervention acceptability and feasibility, as applie...

    Authors: Holly Victoria Rose Sugg, David A. Richards and Julia Frost

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:37

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. In Bangladesh, most patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cannot afford standard treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) or a standard plasma exchange (PE) course, which partly explains the high...

    Authors: Md. Badrul Islam, Zhahirul Islam, Shafiqur Rahman, Hubert P. Endtz, Margreet C. Vos, Mathieu van der Jagt, Pieter A. van Doorn, Bart C. Jacobs and Quazi D. Mohammad

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:40

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Preterm birth is associated with increased risk of neurological impairment and deficits in cognition, motor function, and behavioral problems. Limited studies indicate that multi-sensory experiences support br...

    Authors: Friederike Barbara Haslbeck, Hans-Ulrich Bucher, Dirk Bassler and Cornelia Hagmann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:36

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. Self-harm and suicide increase in times of economic recession. Factors including job loss, austerity measures, financial difficulties and house repossession contribute to the risk. Vulnerable individuals commo...

    Authors: M. C. Barnes, A. M. Haase, A. M. Bard, J. L. Donovan, R. Davies, S. Dursley, J. Potokar, N. Kapur, K. Hawton, R. C. O’Connor, W. Hollingworth, C. Metcalfe and D. Gunnell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:44

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Obstetric fistula has severe psychological consequences, but no evidence-based interventions exist to improve mental health in this population. This pilot trial evaluated a psychological intervention for women...

    Authors: Melissa H. Watt, Mary V. Mosha, Alyssa C. Platt, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Sarah M. Wilson, Elizabeth L. Turner and Gileard G. Masenga

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:35

    Content type: Research

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  6. Hearing and vision impairments are among the most common and disabling comorbidities in people living with dementia. Intervening to improve sensory function could be a means by which the lives of people living...

    Authors: Iracema Leroi, Annie Pye, Christopher J. Armitage, Anna Pavlina Charalambous, Fofi Constantinidou, Catherine Helmer, Ines Himmelsbach, Sarah Marié, Jahanara Miah, Suzanne Parsons, Jemma Regan, Chryssoula Thodi, Lucas Wolski, Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Piers Dawes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:38

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Alcohol is a major risk factor for preventable illness, with huge cost to healthcare economies. There is a role for alcohol-specific digital health interventions (DHI), but there have been few randomised contr...

    Authors: Fiona L. Hamilton, Jo Hornby, Jessica Sheringham, Stuart Linke, Charlotte Ashton, Kevin Moore, Fiona Stevenson and Elizabeth Murray

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:34

    Content type: Research

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  8. A healthy lifestyle can reduce cardiovascular risk (CVR) and prevent premature death. Usually most patients at increased CVR have difficulties implementing the necessary health behavior changes, such as smokin...

    Authors: Iris Tinsel, Achim Siegel, Claudia Schmoor, Anika Buchholz and Wilhelm Niebling

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:32

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Impaired mobility is a cardinal feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is rated by people with MS as their highest priority. By the secondary progressive phase, balance, mobility and physical activity levels a...

    Authors: H. Gunn, J. Andrade, L. Paul, L. Miller, S. Creanor, C. Green, J. Marsden, P. Ewings, M. Berrow, J. Vickery, A. Barton, B. Marshall, J. Zajicek and J. A. Freeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:26

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  10. Dysarthria, a disordered speech production resulting from neuro-muscular impairment, is a common symptom after stroke. It causes significant problems for patients’ speech intelligibility, communication, psycho...

    Authors: Claire Mitchell, Audrey Bowen, Sarah Tyson and Paul Conroy

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:25

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  11. Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common forms of knee pain in adults under the age of 40, with a prevalence of 23% in the general population. The long-term prognosis is poor, with only one third of...

    Authors: Benjamin E. Smith, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Fiona Moffatt, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O. Smith and Pip Logan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:24

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  12. A general practitioner (GP)-targeted intervention aimed at improving the prescribing of appropriate polypharmacy for older people was previously developed using a systematic, theory-based approach based on th...

    Authors: Cathal A. Cadogan, Cristín Ryan, Gerard J. Gormley, Jill J. Francis, Peter Passmore, Ngaire Kerse and Carmel M. Hughes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  13. Fear of recurrence (FoR) is a major concern for patients following treatment for primary breast cancer, affecting 60–99% of breast cancer survivors. Mini-AFTER is a brief intervention developed to address this...

    Authors: Susanne Cruickshank, Emma Steel, Deborah Fenlon, Jo Armes, Karen Scanlon, Elspeth Banks and Gerald Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:22

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. Women infected with HIV have a risk of preterm birth (PTB) that is twice that among uninfected women, and treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) may further increase this risk. Progesterone supplementatio...

    Authors: Joan T. Price, Katie R. Mollan, Nurain M. Fuseini, Bethany L. Freeman, Helen B. Mulenga, Amanda H. Corbett, Bellington Vwalika and Jeffrey S. A. Stringer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:21

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  15. Implementation intentions enable individuals to translate good intentions into action. Parents and children can find maintaining oral health difficult, as evidenced by the presence of tooth decay. This is a co...

    Authors: Karen Davies, Christopher J. Armitage, Yin-Ling Lin, James Munro, Tanya Walsh and Peter Callery

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. A novel peer-led manual wheelchair (MWC) training program may support the training needs of older adults, but establishing program feasibility is a pragmatic first step. The purpose of this study was to evalua...

    Authors: Krista L. Best, William C. Miller, François Routhier and Janice J. Eng

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  17. Approximately 11,000 people die in Scotland each year as a result of smoking-related causes. Quitting smoking is relatively easy; maintaining a quit attempt is a very difficult task with success rates for unai...

    Authors: Robert S. Schick, Thomas W. Kelsey, John Marston, Kay Samson and Gerald W. Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:19

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  18. Weight gain often occurs after breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and obesity along with sedentary behavior are associated with increased risk of BC recurrence and mortality. The primary objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Andrea Y. Arikawa, Beth C. Kaufman, Susan K. Raatz and Mindy S. Kurzer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Despite the increasing use of hip arthroscopy for hip pain, there is no level 1 evidence to support physiotherapy rehabilitation programs following this procedure. The aims of this study were to determine (i) ...

    Authors: Joanne Kemp, Kate Moore, Marlene Fransen, Trevor Russell, Matthew Freke and Kay M Crossley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. Rates of common mental health problems are much higher in prison populations, but access to primary care mental health support falls short of community equivalence. Discontinuity of care on release is the norm...

    Authors: Charlotte Lennox, Tim Kirkpatrick, Rod S. Taylor, Roxanne Todd, Clare Greenwood, Mark Haddad, Caroline Stevenson, Amy Stewart, Deborah Shenton, Lauren Carroll, Sarah L. Brand, Cath Quinn, Rob Anderson, Mike Maguire, Tirril Harris, Jennifer Shaw…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:15

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  21. With continuously increasing costs of conducting trials, use of innovative approaches—such as pragmatic trials, registry-based randomised trials, adaptive trials, personalised medicine trials, platform trials,...

    Authors: Lehana Thabane and Gillian Lancaster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:14

    Content type: Editorial

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  22. An evaluation study was carried out to determine the feasibility of integrating the Adolescent Diabetes Needs Assessment Tool (ADNAT) App into UK paediatric diabetes care, to ascertain best practice standards ...

    Authors: Helen Cooper, Gillian A. Lancaster, Phillip Gichuru and Matthew Peak

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:13

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  23. In the USA, stillbirth (in utero fetal death ≥20 weeks gestation) is a major public health issue. Women who experience stillbirth, compared to women with live birth, have a nearly sevenfold increased risk of a...

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Jeni Matthews, Jenn Leiferman, Joanne Cacciatore and Katherine J. Gold

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:12

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  24. The aim was to assess the feasibility of a single-centre, single-blind, randomized, crossover design to explore the effects of two slow-release dopamine agonists, ropinirole and pramipexole, on cued recall in ...

    Authors: Thomas A. Shepherd, Nicola M. J. Edelstyn, Laura Longshaw, Julius Sim, Keira Watts, Andrew R. Mayes, Michael Murray and Simon J. Ellis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:11

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  25. Endometriosis is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain worldwide. Non-surgical treatments are effective for only 30–50% of women and have a significant side effect burden that leads to high discontinuat...

    Authors: Mike Armour, Caroline A. Smith, Siobhan Schabrun, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Xiaoshu Zhu, Kenny Lawson and Jing Song

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:10

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  26. Heart failure (HF) affects 20% of long-term care (LTC) residents and is associated with significant morbidity, acute care visits, and mortality. Barriers to HF management are staff knowledge gaps and ineffecti...

    Authors: George A. Heckman, Veronique M. Boscart, Kelsey Huson, Andrew Costa, Karen Harkness, John P. Hirdes, Paul Stolee and Robert S. McKelvie

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:9

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  27. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that exercise has a positive impact on physical function and is beneficial in the treatment of physical frailty. However, an even more effective strategy for managing physi...

    Authors: Agathe Daria Jadczak, Natalie Luscombe-Marsh, Penelope Taylor, Robert Barnard, Naresh Makwana and Renuka Visvanathan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:8

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  28. The development of a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a condition that causes pain, stiffness and disability, is necessary as there is no current validated disease-spec...

    Authors: Helen Twohig, Georgina Jones, Sarah Mackie, Christian Mallen and Caroline Mitchell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:7

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  29. A research register (Reach West) has been established to facilitate recruitment of people and patients to health-related research. We conducted a prospective feasibility study to investigate the practicality o...

    Authors: Verity A. Leach, John D. McGeagh, Ruta Margelyte, Niamh M. Redmond, Axel Walther, Sabi Redwood, Richard M. Martin and Jenny L. Donovan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:6

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  30. Low-income African-American adolescents use preventive medical services less frequently than their White counterparts, indicating a need for effective interventions targeting this group. Puff City is a Web-bas...

    Authors: Christine L. M. Joseph, Prashant Mahajan, Stephanie Stokes-Buzzelli, Dayna A. Johnson, Elizabeth Duffy, Renee Williams, Talan Zhang, Dennis R. Ownby, Shannon Considine and Mei Lu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:5

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  31. Despite a global reduction in morbidity related to sub-optimal water, sanitation and hygiene, the incidence of such diseases remains a significant problem in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to initially a...

    Authors: Margaret A. Stone and Hormisdas Ndagijimana

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  32. This editorial introduces a new special series on the pilot and feasibility testing of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the on-line open access journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies. Pilot and feasibi...

    Authors: Georgina Jones

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:3

    Content type: Editorial

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  33. Authors: Hoa L. Nguyen, Jeroan J. Allison, Duc A. Ha, Germán Chiriboga, Ha N. Ly, Hanh T. Tran, Cuong K. Nguyen, Diem M. Dang, Ngoc T. Phan, Nguyen C. Vu, Quang P. Nguyen and Robert J. Goldberg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:2

    Content type: Erratum

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:22

  34. An estimated one third of energy is consumed in the workplace. The workplace is therefore an important context in which to reduce energy consumption to tackle the high rates of overweight and obesity in the ge...

    Authors: Milica Vasiljevic, Emma Cartwright, Rachel Pechey, Gareth J. Hollands, Dominique-Laurent Couturier, Susan A. Jebb and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:27

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. Much research has been undertaken to establish the important benefits of physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). There is disagreement regarding the strength of this research, perhaps becaus...

    Authors: Yvonne C. Learmonth and Robert W. Motl

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:1

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:48

  36. Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be confronted by many difficult decisions, especially around fertility preservation prior to commencing cancer treatment. The information to be conveyed is complex,...

    Authors: Michelle Peate, Sian Karen Smith, Victoria Pye, Alice Hucker, Catharyn Stern, Lesley Stafford, Catherine Oakman, Laura Chin-Lenn, Kerry Shanahan, Nipuni Ratnayake Gamage and Martha Hickey

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:31

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  37. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is associated with a range of poor long-term outcomes, including behavioural disturbances. Parents can experience high levels of stress and injury-related burden, and e...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Taylor, Cathy Catroppa, Celia Godfrey, Audrey McKinlay, Jennie Ponsford, Jan Matthews and Vicki Anderson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:30

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. Depression and dementia are major public health problems in the UK. Depression in early-stage dementia is very common and significantly reduces quality of life, speeds cognitive decline and increases functiona...

    Authors: Elisa Aguirre, Josh Stott, Georgina Charlesworth, Deirdre Noone, Jacob Payne, Mina Patel and Aimee Spector

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:28

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  39. Looked after children (LAC) and care leavers are young people who have been placed under the legal care of local authorities, in many instances due to a history of abuse and/or neglect. These young people have...

    Authors: Hayley Alderson, Ruth McGovern, Rebecca Brown, Denise Howel, Frauke Becker, Louise Carr, Alex Copello, Tony Fouweather, Eileen Kaner, Paul McArdle, Elaine McColl, Janet Shucksmith, Alison Steele, Luke Vale and Raghu Lingam

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:25

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  40. Despite sparse pediatric data on effectiveness, the majority of critically ill children receive medications to prevent gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Stress ulcer prophylaxis may have unintended consequences—...

    Authors: Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jacques Lacroix, Nikhil Pai, Lehana Thabane and Deborah J Cook

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:26

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:33

  41. Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no s...

    Authors: John A. Taylor, Deborah A. Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M. Thompson, Carol MacDonald and Derek J. Hoare

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:24

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  42. Of all age groups, older adults spend most of the time sitting and are least physically active. This sequential, mixed-methods feasibility study used a randomised controlled trial design to assess methods for ...

    Authors: Isabelle White, Lee Smith, Daniel Aggio, Sahana Shankar, Saima Begum, Raluca Matei, Kenneth R. Fox, Mark Hamer, Steve Iliffe, Barbara J. Jefferis, Nick Tyler and Benjamin Gardner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  43. Vietnam is experiencing an epidemiologic transition with an increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Novel, large-scale, effective, and sustainable interventions to control hypertension in Vietnam ar...

    Authors: Hoa L. Nguyen, Jeroan J. Allison, Duc A. Ha, Germán Chiriboga, Ha N. Ly, Hanh T. Tran, Cuong K. Nguyen, Diem M. Dang, Ngoc T. Phan, Nguyen C. Vu, Quang P. Nguyen and Robert J. Goldberg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:22

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:2

  44. Authors: Kaitlin Siou, Sharon L. Walmsley, Kellie E. Murphy, Janet Raboud, Mona Loutfy, Mark H. Yudin, Michael Silverman, Noor N. Ladhani, Eszter Papp and Lena Serghides

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:21

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:49

  45. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the commonest peripheral nerve disorder in the UK, with over 52,996 carpal tunnel decompressions performed in 2011. By 2030, this figure is estimated to double. Whilst evidence ...

    Authors: Will Mason, Daniel Ryan, Asif Khan, Hui-Ling Kerr, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, Ines Rombach and Cushla Cooper

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:20

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  46. Mortality from critical illness is improving, but survivors suffer from prolonged weakness and psychological and cognitive impairments. Maximising the recovery after critical illness has been highlighted as a ...

    Authors: Catherine Snelson, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, David Thickett, Emma Reeves, Aisling McLaughlin, Lauren Cooper and David McWilliams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:19

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  47. Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) exceeding 80 mL per cycle leads to considerable adverse impact on a woman’s iron metabolism, incidence of iron deficiency and anaemia, as well as her functioning in society.

    Authors: Edith Weisberg, Kevin McGeehan, Jane Hangan and Ian S Fraser

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  48. Structured exercise training has been proposed as a useful adjunctive therapy for Crohn’s disease by improving immune function and psychological health, reducing fatigue and promoting gains in muscle and bone ...

    Authors: Garry A. Tew, Roger Carpenter, Michael Seed, Simon Anderson, Louise Langmead, Caroline Fairhurst and Lindsay Bottoms

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:17

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  49. Standard treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) includes regular physiotherapy. There are no data to show whether adding aquatic therapy (AT) to land-based exercises helps maintain motor function. We a...

    Authors: Daniel Hind, James Parkin, Victoria Whitworth, Saleema Rex, Tracey Young, Lisa Hampson, Jennie Sheehan, Chin Maguire, Hannah Cantrill, Elaine Scott, Heather Epps, Marion Main, Michelle Geary, Heather McMurchie, Lindsey Pallant, Daniel Woods…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:16

    Content type: Research

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