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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    Weight management in pregnancy guidelines exist, although dissemination alone is an ineffective means of implementation. Midwives identify the need for support to overcome complex barriers to practice. An eval...

    Authors: Nicola Heslehurst, Judith Rankin, Catherine McParlin, Falko F. Sniehotta, Denise Howel, Stephen Rice and Elaine McColl

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:47

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  2. Content type: Research

    Medically unexplained loss or alteration of voice—functional dysphonia—is the commonest presentation to speech and language therapists (SLTs). Besides the impact on personal and work life, functional dysphonia...

    Authors: Vincent Deary, Elaine McColl, Paul Carding, Tracy Miller and Janet Wilson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:46

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  3. Content type: Study Protocol

    Cognitive impairments, especially deficits of executive function, have been well documented as a core and early feature in Huntington’s disease (HD). Cognitive impairments represent considerable burden and can...

    Authors: Emma Yhnell, Hannah Furby, Rachel S. Breen, Lucy C. Brookes-Howell, Cheney J. G. Drew, Rebecca Playle, Gareth Watson, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Anne E. Rosser and Monica E. Busse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:45

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  4. Content type: Study Protocol

    Children born to mothers who experience social complexity (e.g. substance misuse, intimate partner violence, mental ill health, a history of maltreatment) are at increased risk for a range of adverse outcomes ...

    Authors: Geraldine Macdonald, Fiona Alderdice, Mike Clarke, Oliver Perra, Fiona Lynn, Theresa McShane and Sharon Millen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:44

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  5. Content type: Research

    Most cases of hypertension can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes together with medications, but within this population lies a group with more difficult to treat hypertension—those with apparent tre...

    Authors: Peter Hayes, Hannah Kielty, Monica Casey, Liam G. Glynn, Gerard J. Molloy, Hannah Durand, John Newell and Andrew W. Murphy

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:43

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  6. Content type: Research

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder of movement and posture that occurs due to damage to the developing nervous system. As part of therapy, wearable sensors that trigger interactive feedback may pr...

    Authors: Jaswandi Tushar Pitale and John H. Bolte IV

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:42

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represent an important component of geriatric acute hospital care for frail older people, secured by a multidisciplinary team who addresses the multiple needs of physic...

    Authors: Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Eva Holmgren, Anna Ehrenberg, Aase Wisten, Anne W. Ekdahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff and Katarina Wilhelmson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:41

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  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a degenerative condition that can impair health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A number of self-management interventions, employing a variety of behavioural ch...

    Authors: Andrew R. Levy, Bashir Matata, Sam Pilsworth, Adrian Mcgonigle, Lyndsey Wigelsworth, Linda Jones, Nicola Pott, Max Bettany and Adrian W. Midgley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:40

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Evidence has shown a relationship between dehydration, falls, and pulmonary aspiration among older adults in nursing homes, all of which contribute to loss of independence and quality of life. It is believed t...

    Authors: Márcia Duarte, Raquel Bouça-Machado, Josefa Domingos, Catarina Godinho and Joaquim J. Ferreira

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:39

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  10. Content type: Study Protocol

    Major postoperative morbidity and mortality remain common despite efforts to improve patient outcomes. Health information technologies have the potential to actualize advances in perioperative patient care, bu...

    Authors: Teresa M. Murray-Torres, Frances Wallace, Mara Bollini, Michael S. Avidan and Mary C. Politi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:38

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  11. Content type: Study Protocol

    Given the generally incurable nature of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC), patients and their romantic partners are at risk for existential/spiritual distress. Although a handful of dyadic psychos...

    Authors: Kathrin Milbury, Anne S. Tsao, Zhongxing Liao, April Owns, Rosalinda Engle, Edrea A. Gonzalez, Eduardo Bruera and Lorenzo Cohen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:37

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    Non-specialist healthcare providers, including primary and community healthcare workers, in low- and middle-income countries can effectively treat mental illness. However, scaling-up mental health services wit...

    Authors: Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Nagendra P. Luitel, Sauharda Rai, Daisy R. Singla, Jagannath Lamichhane, Crick Lund and Vikram Patel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:36

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Dietary interventions including consumption of flavonoids, plant compounds found in certain foods, may have the ability to improve fatigue. However, to date, no well-designed intervention studies assessing the...

    Authors: S. Coe, J. Collett, H. Izadi, D. T. Wade, M. Clegg, J. M. Harrison, E. Buckingham, A. Cavey, G. C. DeLuca, J. Palace and H. Dawes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:35

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  14. Content type: Study Protocol

    Essential strategies are needed to help reduce the number of post-operative complications and associated costs for breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. Evidence suggests that local ...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:34

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  15. Content type: Research

    Office workers have been identified as being at risk of accumulating high amounts of sedentary time in prolonged events during work hours, which has been associated with increased risk of a number of long-term...

    Authors: Catriona O’Dolan, Margaret Grant, Maggie Lawrence and Philippa Dall

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:33

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  16. Content type: Research

    Early rehabilitation has been found to prevent delirium and weakness that can hamper the recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Integrated clinical practice guidelines for managing patient pain, agit...

    Authors: Kellie Sosnowski, Marion L. Mitchell, Hayden White, Lynette Morrison, Joanne Sutton, Jessica Sharratt and Frances Lin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:32

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  17. Content type: Study Protocol

    Life after stroke can be an ongoing struggle with over half of all survivors reporting unmet emotional and social needs. In the United Kingdom’s (UK) national clinical guidelines for stroke, self-management is...

    Authors: Ella Clark, Nick S. Ward, Gianluca Baio and Fiona Jones

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:31

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  18. Content type: Research

    Speech-related problems are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but there is little evidence for the effectiveness of standard speech and language therapy (SLT) or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®).

    Authors: Catherine M. Sackley, Christina H. Smith, Caroline E. Rick, Marian C. Brady, Natalie Ives, Smitaa Patel, Rebecca Woolley, Francis Dowling, Ramilla Patel, Helen Roberts, Sue Jowett, Keith Wheatley, Debbie Kelly, Gina Sands and Carl E. Clarke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:30

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  19. Content type: Research

    This study explored the feasibility of a randomised controlled withdrawal trial of antihypertensive medication in normotensive people with dementia. Feasibility aspects included response, recruitment, exclusio...

    Authors: Veronika van der Wardt, Jennifer K. Burton, Simon Conroy, Tomas Welsh, Pip Logan, Jaspal Taggar, Lukasz Tanajewski and John Gladman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:29

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  20. Content type: Research

    Transitioning into a new professional role is a stressful experience with consequences for mental and physical health, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover. New registered nurses seem to b...

    Authors: Elin Frögéli, Ann Rudman, Brjánn Ljótsson and Petter Gustavsson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:28

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    Currently, a PET-CT is used to assess the need for extended field radiotherapy of para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN) in International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB2, IIA2–IVA (locally ad...

    Authors: Casper Tax, Karin Abbink, Maroeska M. Rovers, Ruud L. M. Bekkers and Petra L. M. Zusterzeel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:27

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    The atrial appendages are a tissue reservoir for cardiac stem cells. During on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, part of the right atrial appendage can be excised upon insertion of the right at...

    Authors: Annu Nummi, Tuomo Nieminen, Tommi Pätilä, Milla Lampinen, Miia L. Lehtinen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Erika Wilkman, Kari Teittinen, Mika Laine, Juha Sinisalo, Markku Kupari, Esko Kankuri, Tatu Juvonen, Antti Vento, Raili Suojaranta…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:74

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is a lack of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and services targeting returning inmates. Substance Use Programming for Person-Oriented Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) is a community-driven...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Bradley Ray, Lisa Robison, Huiping Xu, Rhiannon Edwards, Michelle P. Salyers, James Hill and Sarah Shue

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:73

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    Exercise referral schemes are recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for physical activity promotion among inactive patients with health conditions or risk factors. Whilst there i...

    Authors: Jemma Hawkins, Michelle Edwards, Joanna Charles, Russell Jago, Mark Kelson, Kelly Morgan, Simon Murphy, Emily Oliver, Sharon Simpson, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Graham Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:51

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Parents with cancer have high rates of psychological morbidity, and their children are at risk of poor psychosocial outcomes, particularly in the context of parental distress and poor family communication. Par...

    Authors: Lesley Stafford, Michelle Sinclair, Jane Turner, Louise Newman, Claire Wakefield, Mei Krishnasamy, G. Bruce Mann, Leslie Gilham, Kylie Mason, Paula Rauch, Julia Cannell and Penelope Schofield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:72

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  26. Content type: Study Protocol

    A challenge for rehabilitation practitioners lies in designing optimal exercise programmes that facilitate musculoskeletal (MSK) adaptations whilst simultaneously accommodating biological healing and the safe ...

    Authors: Peter Ladlow, Russell J. Coppack, Shreshth Dharm-Datta, Dean Conway, Edward Sellon, Stephen D. Patterson and Alexander N. Bennett

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:71

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  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    Clinical research has recently demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is highly prevalent in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and associated with worse clinical course. Multiple adult ICU trials ...

    Authors: Dayre McNally, Karin Amrein, Katharine O’Hearn, Dean Fergusson, Pavel Geier, Matt Henderson, Ali Khamessan, Margaret L. Lawson, Lauralyn McIntyre, Stephanie Redpath, Hope A. Weiler and Kusum Menon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:70

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  28. Content type: Study Protocol

    Approximately half of 7-year-old children do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Interventions targeting primary school children’s afterschool discretionary time could increase PA. Teaching assist...

    Authors: Byron Tibbitts, Alice Porter, Simon J. Sebire, Chris Metcalfe, Emma Bird, Jane Powell and Russell Jago

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:69

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  29. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is an association among postural instability, gait dysfunction, and cognitive impairment in subjects with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Difficulty in dividing attention, response inhibition, and visuospatial...

    Authors: Keyte Guedes Silva, Tatiana Beline De Freitas, Flávia Doná, Fernando Freitas Ganança, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz, Camila Torriani-Pasin and José Eduardo Pompeu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:68

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  30. Content type: Research

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis in children, and its cause remains unknown. The Immune-metabolic CONnections to Scoliosis (ICONS) Study was designed to elucidate the ...

    Authors: Srikesh Rudrapatna, Devin Peterson, Paul Missiuna, Ishan Aditya, Brian Drew, Nicola Sahar, Lehana Thabane and M. Constantine Samaan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:50

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  31. Content type: Study Protocol

    Glioblastoma is the commonest form of malignant brain tumour in adults, affecting 2–3 people per 100,000 per year. Despite current treatment options including surgical resection, radiotherapy and temozolomide ...

    Authors: Kirsty J. Martin-McGill, Anthony G. Marson, Catrin Tudur Smith and Michael D. Jenkinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:67

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  32. Content type: Study Protocol

    Desk-based workers engage in long periods of uninterrupted sitting time, which has been associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Previous workplace intervention trials have demonstrated the potential...

    Authors: Benjamin Gardner, Stephen Dewitt, Lee Smith, John P. Buckley, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Louise Mansfield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:47

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  33. Content type: Research

    Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn-3PUFAs) may act as an effective adjunct therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition characterised by persistent airflow limitation ...

    Authors: Ashley S. Fulton, Alison M. Coates, Marie T Williams, Peter R. C. Howe, Manohar L. Garg, Lisa G. Wood, Peter Frith and Alison M. Hill

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:66

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  34. Content type: Study Protocol

    Compromised perfusion as a result of surgical intervention causes a reduction of oxygen and nutrients in tissue and therefore decreased tissue vitality. Quantitative imaging of tissue perfusion during reconstr...

    Authors: Sanne M. Jansen, Daniel M. de Bruin, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen, Simon D. Strackee, Denise P. Veelo, Ton G. van Leeuwen and Suzanne S. Gisbertz

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:65

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  35. Content type: Study Protocol

    For older people and people with a chronic disease, physical activity provides health benefits. Patients and healthcare professionals can use commercially available activity trackers to objectively monitor (al...

    Authors: Emmylou Beekman, Susy M. Braun, Darcy Ummels, Kim van Vijven, Albine Moser and Anna J. Beurskens

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:64

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  36. Content type: Study Protocol

    The caregivers of people who experience psychosis are themselves at risk of developing physical and mental health problems. This risk is increased for older adult caregivers who also have to manage the lifesty...

    Authors: Cassie M. Hazell, Christina J. Jones, Mark Hayward, Stephen A. Bremner, Daryl B. O’Connor, Vanessa Pinfold and Helen E. Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:63

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  37. Content type: Research

    Dysphagia following prolonged intubation after cardiovascular (CV) surgery is common occurring in 67% of patients; however, this population’s swallowing physiology has never been prospectively evaluated using ...

    Authors: Stacey A. Skoretz, Terrence M. Yau, John T. Granton and Rosemary Martino

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:62

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  38. Content type: Research

    Patient decision aids (PtDA) support quality decision-making. The aim of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial delivering an implantable cardioverter defibri...

    Authors: Sandra L. Carroll, Dawn Stacey, Michael McGillion, Jeff S. Healey, Gary Foster, Sarah Hutchings, Heather M. Arthur, Gina Browne and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:49

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  39. Content type: Research

    Preload studies are used to investigate the satiating effects of foods and food ingredients. However, the design of preload studies is complex, with many methodological considerations influencing appetite resp...

    Authors: Mark R. Hobden, Laetitia Guérin-Deremaux, Daniel M. Commane, Ian Rowland, Glenn R. Gibson and Orla B. Kennedy

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:61

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  40. Content type: Research

    While disease progression can be readily monitored in early stage relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), it is more challenging for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). This advanced stage of disease h...

    Authors: Gill A. Webster, Dalice A. Sim, Anne C. La Flamme and Nancy E. Mayo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:60

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  41. Content type: Study Protocol

    Both obesity and congenital heart disease (CHD) are risk factors for the long-term cardiovascular health of children and adolescents. The addition of smart mobile technology to conventional lifestyle counselin...

    Authors: Meghan Rombeek, Stefanie De Jesus, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Eva Welisch, Harry Prapavessis, Jamie A. Seabrook and Kambiz Norozi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:59

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  42. Content type: Research

    Previous RCTs to prevent early rapid weight gain were conducted in predominantly White, well-educated, middle-income mother-infants at low risk for obesity. To inform the design of an RCT in a higher-risk samp...

    Authors: Paige K. Berger, Justin A. Lavner, Jessica J. Smith and Leann L. Birch

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:58

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  43. Content type: Research

    In Great Britain, 19% of trips to primary school within 1 mile, and 62% within 1–2 miles, are by car. Active travel to school (ATS) offers a potential source of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). T...

    Authors: Samuel Ginja, Bronia Arnott, Vera Araujo-Soares, Anil Namdeo and Elaine McColl

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:57

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    Subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) involving rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Evidence suggests that structured physiotherapy may be as effective as surgery in this con...

    Authors: Rita Kinsella, Sallie M. Cowan, Lyn Watson and Tania Pizzari

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:45

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  45. Content type: Research

    Frailty is a serious condition frequently present in geriatric inpatients that potentially causes serious adverse events. Strength training is acknowledged as a means of preventing or delaying frailty and loss...

    Authors: C. R. Rathleff, T. Bandholm, E. G. Spaich, M. Jorgensen and J. Andreasen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:56

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  46. Content type: Study Protocol

    The Federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (HV) Program serves over 100,000 vulnerable families at risk for child abuse in the USA and aims to improve many outcomes, including maternal men...

    Authors: Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Craig L. Donnelly, Melony Williams, Jennifer Buteau, Patricia Stolte, Maggie Monroe-Cassel and Martha L. Bruce

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:55

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  47. Content type: Study Protocol

    Palliative care (PC) is an approach that improves the quality of life (QoL) of patients and their families facing the problem associated with incurable terminal disease. A number of QoL assessment tools have b...

    Authors: Gianluca Catania, Annamaria Bagnasco, Alessio Signori, Paola Pilastri, Marta Bottino, Claudia Cervetti, Milko Zanini, Giuseppe Aleo and Loredana Sasso

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:54

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  48. Content type: Research

    Large gene panels are now commonplace for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), increasing the yield of uncertain genetic findings. Few resources exist which aim to facilitate communication of HCM genetic test re...

    Authors: Yana Smagarinsky, Charlotte Burns, Catherine Spinks, Christopher Semsarian and Jodie Ingles

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:53

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  49. Content type: Study Protocol

    At the Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University Graz, a unique regimen of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) prophylaxis in preterm infants showing a < 1500 g birth weight (i.e. very...

    Authors: Stefan Kurath-Koller, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Raimund Kraschl, Claudia Kanduth, Barbara Hopfer, Berndt Urlesberger and Bernhard Resch

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:52

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  50. Content type: Research

    Patients’ perceptions of their healthcare have been reported to influence clinical outcomes following orthopedic trauma. Findings across clinical outcomes have demonstrated significant differences in perceptio...

    Authors: Boris A. Zelle, Gurpreet Singh, Deanna L. Kitchen, Roberto J. Fajardo, Mohit Bhandari and Melissa A. Valerio

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:39

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