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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Study Protocol

    Stigma is prominent in the lives of autistic individuals and their families and contributes significantly to the challenges faced by families raising an autistic child. Parents and carers can feel blamed for t...

    Authors: Annemarie Lodder, Chris Papadopoulos and Gurch Randhawa

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:34

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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is a strong interest in the concept of developmental origins of health and disease and their influence on various factors “from cradle to grave”. Despite the increasing appreciation of this lifelong lega...

    Authors: Michelle L. Townsend, Megan A. Kelly, Judy A. Pickard, Theresa A. Larkin, Victoria M. Flood, Peter Caputi, Ian M. Wright, Alison Jones and Brin F. S. Grenyer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:32

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are amenable to integrated palliative care (PC); however, despite the recommendation by various healthca...

    Authors: N. Siouta, A. Heylen, B. Aertgeerts, P. Clement, J. Van Cleemput, W. Janssens and J. Menten

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:31

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  22. Content type: Research

    Orthopedic injuries are the leading cause of hospital admissions in the USA, and many of these patients transition into chronic pain. Currently, there are no evidence-based interventions targeting prevention o...

    Authors: Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Cale Jacobs, Ann Lin, Jonathan Greenberg, Christopher J. Funes, Mitchel B. Harris, Marilyn M. Heng, Eric A. Macklin and David Ring

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:30

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  23. Content type: Research

    Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is demanding, and emotional problems may impair ability for diabetes self-management. Thus, diabetes guidelines recommend regular assessment of such problems. Using patient-re...

    Authors: Ingvild Hernar, Marit Graue, David Richards, Ragnhild B. Strandberg, Roy M. Nilsen, Grethe S. Tell and Anne Haugstvedt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:29

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    Current guidelines recommend less aggressive target hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels based on older age and lower life expectancy for older adults with diabetes. The effectiveness of electronic health record (EHR...

    Authors: Sara Kuppin Chokshi, Hayley M. Belli, Andrea B. Troxel, Saul Blecker, Caroline Blaum, Paul Testa and Devin Mann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:28

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Procedural sedation is a core skill of the emergency physician. Bolus administration of propofol is widely utilised in UK emergency departments to provide procedural sedation. Bolus administration of propofol,...

    Authors: Fiona M. Burton, David J. Lowe, Jonathan Millar, Alasdair R. Corfield and Malcolm A. B. Sim

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    This paper proposes and pilots a repeated random sampling method to promote the likelihood of collecting drinking data equally representative of the behavior of university students at all times through the aca...

    Authors: John A. Cunningham, Amber Anthenien and Clayton Neighbors

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:26

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  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    District-level hospitals (DLHs) can play an important role in the delivery of essential surgical services for rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa if adequately prepared and supported. This article describe...

    Authors: Chiara Pittalis, Ruairi Brugha, Gloria Crispino, Leon Bijlmakers, Gerald Mwapasa, Chris Lavy, Grace Le, Mweene Cheelo, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Nyengo Mkandawire, Adinan Juma, Paul Marealle, Kondo Chilonga and Jakub Gajewski

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:25

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  28. Content type: Research

    Being overweight or obese following breast cancer diagnosis can increase cancer recurrence and mortality, so effective interventions for weight loss in this group could enhance survival. A pilot randomised con...

    Authors: Rumana S. N. Newlands, Maria Ntessalen, Julia Clark, Shona Fielding, Pat Hoddinott, Steven D. Heys, Geraldine McNeill and Leone C. A. Craig

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:24

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  29. Content type: Research

    Self-titration of blood pressure (BP) medications and lifestyle modifications are effective and safe strategies to lower BP. We assessed the feasibility of implementing a pharmacist-guided, patient-driven self...

    Authors: Charles Hopley, Emily Andrews, Patrick Klem, Michelle Jonjak, Ann Grothe, Patrick Ten Eyck, Zhiying You, Sarah J. Billups, Corey Lyon, Korey Kennelty, Bradley Dixon and Diana Jalal

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:23

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  30. Content type: Study Protocol

    Falls are a major health care concern for our aging population. Previous research has identified impaired sustained attention as a risk factor for falls. Recently, meditation has been shown to improve differen...

    Authors: Lindsay S. Nagamatsu and Sabrina D. Ford

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:22

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  31. Content type: Research

    There is a need for high-quality research aiming to increase physical activity in families. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of FRESH (Families Reporting Every Step to Health), a child-led...

    Authors: Justin M. Guagliano, Helen Elizabeth Brown, Emma Coombes, Claire Hughes, Andy P. Jones, Katie L. Morton, Edward C. F. Wilson and Esther M. F. van Sluijs

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:21

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  32. Content type: Research

    Studies have shown that supporting parents in pediatric oncology reduces family distress following a cancer diagnosis. Manualized programs for parents have therefore been developed to reduce family distress. H...

    Authors: David Ogez, Claude-Julie Bourque, Katherine Péloquin, Rebeca Ribeiro, Laurence Bertout, Daniel Curnier, Simon Drouin, Caroline Laverdière, Valérie Marcil, Émélie Rondeau, Daniel Sinnett and Serge Sultan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:20

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  33. Content type: Study Protocol

    One of the greatest barriers found by physical therapy treating individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the adherence to treatment, associated with the lack of motivation to remain active. Therefore, ther...

    Authors: Helena de Oliveira Braga, Elaine Cristina Gregório, Rafaela Simon Myra, Ana Sofia Kauling de Souza, Talita Vitorina Kunh, Jessica Klug, Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimarães and Alessandra Swarowsky

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:19

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  34. Content type: Study Protocol

    Infant HIV diagnosis by HIV DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at the standard 6 weeks of age is often late to mitigate the mortality peak that occurs in HIV positive infants’ first 2–3 months of life...

    Authors: Matthew R. Sandbulte, Brad J. Gautney, May Maloba, Catherine Wexler, Melinda Brown, Natabhona Mabachi, Kathy Goggin, Raphael Lwembe, Niaman Nazir, Thomas A. Odeny and Sarah Finocchario-Kessler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:18

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  35. Content type: Study Protocol

    Psychoeducation is included in the Norwegian national guidelines for treatment of adult ADHD. Despite some promising results for the treatment of other conditions and ADHD, little is known about the efficacy o...

    Authors: J. R. Vaag, M. L. Lara-Cabrera, O. Hjemdal, B. Gjervan and T. Torgersen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:17

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  36. Content type: Study Protocol

    People with depression/anxiety are twice as likely to smoke and are less responsive to standard tobacco treatments, leading to a reduced life expectancy of up to  13.6 years compared to people without depressi...

    Authors: Gemma Taylor, Paul Aveyard, Kate Bartlem, Alison Shaw, Jeremy Player, Chris Metcalfe, David Kessler and Marcus Munafò

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:16

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  37. Content type: Study Protocol

    Australian Aboriginal children experience high levels of dental caries (tooth decay) and are less likely to access preventive dental health services. High-strength fluoride varnish has been shown to reduce the...

    Authors: Yvonne Dimitropoulos, Anthony Blinkhorn, Michelle Irving, John Skinner, Steven Naoum, Alexander Holden, Angela Masoe, Boe Rambaldini, Vita Christie, Heiko Spallek and Kylie Gwynne

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:15

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  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    Despite the high prevalence of mood problems after stroke, evidence on effective interventions particularly for those with aphasia is limited. There is a pressing need to systematically evaluate interventions ...

    Authors: Katerina Hilari, Nicholas Behn, Jane Marshall, Alan Simpson, Shirley Thomas, Sarah Northcott, Chris Flood, Sally McVicker, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Becky Moss, Kirsty James and Kimberley Goldsmith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:14

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  39. Content type: Study Protocol

    Dating and relationship violence (DRV)—intimate partner violence during adolescence—encompasses physical, sexual and emotional abuse. DRV is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes including injurie...

    Authors: Rebecca Meiksin, Elizabeth Allen, Joanna Crichton, Gemma S. Morgan, Christine Barter, Diana Elbourne, Kate Hunt, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Steve Morris, H. Luz Mc Naughton Reyes, Joanna Sturgess, Bruce Taylor, Honor Young, Rona Campbell and Chris Bonell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:13

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  40. Content type: Study Protocol

    Children with epilepsy have significant social impairments, yet evidence-based interventions to address these social difficulties are lacking. Emerging research has shown that social difficulties in children w...

    Authors: Elizabeth Stewart, Cathy Catroppa and Suncica Lah

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:12

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  41. Content type: Study Protocol

    Surgical site infection in vascular surgery has a reported incidence of up to 19%. A novel method of reducing this rate of infection is dressings coated with dialkylcarbamoylchloride (DACC), a hydrophobic woun...

    Authors: Joshua P. Totty, Amy E. Harwood, Paris L. Cai, Louise H. Hitchman, George E. Smith and Ian C. Chetter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:11

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  42. Content type: Study Protocol

    Conditioning of physiological responses can be achieved by repeatedly pairing a previously neutral conditioned stimulus with the administration of a pharmacologically salient unconditioned stimulus. This type ...

    Authors: J. Tekampe, H. van Middendorp, F. C. G. J. Sweep, S. H. P. P. Roerink, A. R. M. M. Hermus and A. W. M. Evers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:9

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  43. Content type: Study Protocol

    People with serious mental illness (SMI) have poorer physical health and reduced lifespans compared to the general population. Reasons for this are complex, but one important area is the identification and tre...

    Authors: Julie Williams, Nick Sevdalis and Fiona Gaughran

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:8

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  44. Content type: Research

    The long-term management of cardiometabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, is complex and can be facilitated by supporting patient-directed behavioral changes. The concurrent application o...

    Authors: Edith Angellotti, John B. Wong, Ayal Pierce, Benjamin Hescott and Anastassios G. Pittas

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:7

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  45. Content type: Research

    Diabetes and prediabetes are chronic conditions that affect over 40% of the US adult population combined. Regular physical activity can benefit people with diabetes through improved glucose control and can red...

    Authors: Deborah Rohm Young, Miki K. Nguyen, Ayae Yamamoto, Magdalena Pomichowski, Melissa Cornejo, Silvia Paz, Karen J. Coleman, Robert E. Sallis and Stephen P. Fortmann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:6

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  46. Content type: Research

    preHEAT was a randomised controlled feasibility trial to determine how best to measure skin necrosis in breast reconstruction to inform the design of a larger multicentre trial.

    Authors: Saahil Mehta, Suzie Cro Cro, Billie Coomber, Rachel Rolph, Victoria Cornelius and Jian Farhadi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:5

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  47. Content type: Study Protocol

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of death and disability in Australia. Australian national guidelines for the primary prevention of CVD recommend that all adults without CVD and aged 45 year...

    Authors: Sandeep Reddy, Kevin Mc Namara, Mary Malakellis, Tim Denton, Cathy McDonald, Jane Opie, Andrew Sanigorski and Vincent Versace

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:4

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  48. Content type: Research

    Anecdotally, several strategies have been suggested in order to improve tolerability of fish oil supplements, but there is little evidence supporting any of these strategies. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Scott S. Malinowski, Katie E. Barber, Omayma A. Kishk, Andrew A. Mays, Sara R. Jones, Adrian L. Turner and Daniel M. Riche

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:3

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