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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    Childhood dental anxiety is very common, with 10–20 % of children and young people reporting high levels of dental anxiety. It is distressing and has a negative impact on the quality of life of young people an...

    Authors: Zoe Marshman, Annie Morgan, Jenny Porritt, Ekta Gupta, Sarah Baker, Cathy Creswell, Tim Newton, Katherine Stevens, Christopher Williams, Suneeta Prasad, Jennifer Kirby and Helen Rodd

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:13

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    We investigate in this feasibility study whether specific lip movements increase prenatally when hearing a particular sound. We hypothesised that fetuses would produce more mouth movements resembling those req...

    Authors: Nadja Reissland, Brian Francis, Louisa Buttanshaw, Joe M. Austen and Vincent Reid

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:14

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    Few evidence-based physical activity interventions for pre-school children are available. This two-armed pilot cluster randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a full-scale t...

    Authors: Sally E. Barber, Cath Jackson, Catherine Hewitt, Hannah R. Ainsworth, Hannah Buckley, Shaheen Akhtar, Daniel D. Bingham, Ash C. Routen, Carolyn Summerbell, Gerry Richardson, Helen J. Moore, Kate E. Pickett, Claire O’Malley, Shirley Brierley and John Wright

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests acupuncture may be effective for treating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Offering this in a group setting may offer cost savings. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility ...

    Authors: Adrian White, Liz Tough, Vicky Eyre, Jane Vickery, Anthea Asprey, Cath Quinn, Fiona Warren, Colin Pritchard, Nadine E. Foster, Rod S. Taylor, Martin Underwood and Paul Dieppe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in the antenatal and postnatal period is associated with a detrimental health impact to the foetus and newborn baby and is recognised as a preventable public health challenge...

    Authors: Rachel Mann, Heather Thomson, Becky Reynolds, Amanda Amos and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    The use of formative research as a critical component of intervention planning is highly supported in the literature. However, studies that report such processes in practice are minimal. This paper reports on ...

    Authors: Emily Joy Haas, Dana Willmer and Andrew B. Cecala

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:6

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  7. Content type: Study Protocol

    Stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is potentially curable, and surgery is considered to be the standard of care for patients with good performance status and minimal co-morbidity. However, a significan...

    Authors: M. P. Snee, L. McParland, F. Collinson, C. M. Lowe, A. Striha, D. R. Baldwin, B. Naidu, D. Sebag-Montefiore, W. M. Gregory, J. Bestall, J. Hewison, S. Hinsley and K. Franks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:55

  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a ‘high-risk’ period for weight gain in the general population. There is speculation that this may also be a risk period for adults with intellectual disabilitie...

    Authors: Fiona Mitchell, Andrew Jahoda, Catherine Hankey, Lynsay Matthews, Heather Murray and Craig Melville

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:8

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Protected engagement time (PET) is a concept of managing staff time on mental health inpatient wards with the aim of increasing staff and patient interaction. Despite apparent widespread use of PET, there rema...

    Authors: Fiona M. Nolan, Chris Fox, Richard Cheston, David Turner, Allan Clark, Emily Dodd, Mary-Ellen Khoo and Richard Gray

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    Ifosfamide, an alkylating agent used widely in the treatment of childhood malignancy, can cause many side effects including a proximal tubulopathy. Studies suggest that aminoaciduria is seen most commonly of a...

    Authors: Jessica E. Morgan, Karl McKeever, Kay S. Tyerman, Michael Henderson, Susan Picton and Robert S. Phillips

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:4

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mindfulness-based interventions have shown to improve depression and anxiety symptoms as well as quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, little is known about the experience...

    Authors: Mariyana Schoultz, Leah Macaden and Gill Hubbard

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:3

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    Physical activity levels are low amongst adolescent girls, and this population faces specific barriers to being active. Peer influences on health behaviours are important in adolescence and peer-led interventi...

    Authors: Simon J. Sebire, Mark J. Edwards, Rona Campbell, Russell Jago, Ruth Kipping, Kathryn Banfield, Keeley Tomkinson, Kirsty Garfield, Ronan A. Lyons, Joanne Simon, Peter S. Blair and William Hollingworth

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:2

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Falls among hospitalised patients impose a considerable burden on health systems globally and prevention is a priority. Some patient-level interventions have been effective in reducing falls, but others have n...

    Authors: Satyan R. Chari, Simon Smith, Alison Mudge, Alex A Black, Mariana Figueiro, Muhtashimuddin Ahmed, Mark Devitt and Terry P. Haines

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    The blood pressure rapid intensive lowering and normal treatment for mood and cognition in persistent depression (BRILiANT mood study) was devised as a pilot study to investigate the feasibility and safety of ...

    Authors: Kirsty Olsen, Denise Howel, Robert Barber, Gary A. Ford, Peter Gallagher, R. Hamish McAllister-Williams, Jonna Nilsson, John O’Brien, Jennie Parker and Alan Thomas

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:44

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  15. Content type: Study Protocol

    The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility of a future definitive randomised controlled trial of Family Focused Treatment for Adolescents UK (FFT-A UK) in the management of early-onset bipolar disorde...

    Authors: Joanne Neely, David Miklowitz, Ann Le Couteur, Vicky Ryan, Luke Vale, Ruth McGovern and Aditya Sharma

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:43

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  16. Content type: Research

    A study to determine the feasibility of conducting a future population-based trial into a self-management intervention for community-living adults with early stage dementia included evaluation of intervention ...

    Authors: Kirsty Sprange, Gail A. Mountain, Katy Shortland, Claire Craig, Daniel Blackburn, Peter Bowie, Kirsty Harkness and Maggie Spencer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:42

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  17. Content type: Study Protocol

    Intake of free sugars in the population exceeds recommendations, with the largest source in the diet being sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). SSB consumption is linked to adverse health consequences and contrib...

    Authors: Eleni Mantzari, Gareth J. Hollands, Rachel Pechey, Susan Jebb and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:41

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  18. Content type: Study Protocol

    Dementia prevalence is increasing as populations live longer, with no cure and the costs of caring exceeding many other conditions. There is increasing evidence for modifiable risk factors which, if addressed ...

    Authors: Catherine A. O’Donnell, Susan Browne, Maria Pierce, Alex McConnachie, Kay Deckers, Martin P. J. van Boxtel, Valeria Manera, Sebastian Köhler, Muriel Redmond, Frans R. J. Verhey, Marjan van den Akker, Kevin Power and Kate Irving

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:40

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    Depression is a common disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 16 %. Despite the availability of several treatment options for depression, many patients do not respond to treatment and develop chronic illness a...

    Authors: Zainab Samaan, Kathryn Litke, Kathleen McCabe, Brittany Dennis, Jeff Whattam, Laura Garrick, Laura O’Neill, Terri Ann Tabak, Scott Simons, Sandra Chalmers, Brenda Key, Meredith Vanstone, Feng Xie, Gordon Guyatt and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:39

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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    The One Health approach is emerging in response to the development of bacterial resistance. To the best of our knowledge, the possibility to use this approach in a clinical context has not yet been explored. T...

    Authors: Gloria Cordoba, Tina Møller Sørensen, Anne Holm, Charlotte Reinhard Bjørnvad, Lars Bjerrum and Lisbeth Rem Jessen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:38

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    This paper provides three illustrations of how the “person-based approach” can be used to assess and enhance the acceptability and feasibility of an intervention during the early stages of development and eval...

    Authors: Lucy Yardley, Ben Ainsworth, Emily Arden-Close and Ingrid Muller

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:37

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  22. Content type: Editorial

    This editorial introduces a new special series on intervention development in the on-line open access journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies. An intervention development study reports the rationale, decision-makin...

    Authors: Pat Hoddinott

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:36

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  23. Content type: Research

    To advance the treatment of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), randomised controlled therapeutic studies with appropriate and sensitive outcomes are reuired. One candidate out...

    Authors: Fabiola Martin, Eisuke Inoue, Irene C. M. Cortese, Ramon de Almeida Kruschewsky, Adine Adonis, Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi, Bernardo Galvão-Castro, Steven Jacobson, Yoshihisa Yamano, Graham P. Taylor and Martin Bland

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:35

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    Psychological and study skill difficulties faced by students in higher education can lead to poor academic performance, sub-optimal mental health, reduced study satisfaction, and drop out from study. At the sa...

    Authors: Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Rhianna Goozée, Elizabeth A. Barley, Mark Haddad and Patapia Tzotzoli

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:34

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Screening and brief intervention in the emergency department (ED) has almost exclusively focused on individuals with alcohol-use problems. The early detection of mental health problems before problems become s...

    Authors: Petra Lawrence and Paul Fulbrook

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:33

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  26. Content type: Review

    Feasibility studies are increasingly undertaken in preparation for randomised controlled trials in order to explore uncertainties and enable trialists to optimise the intervention or the conduct of the trial. ...

    Authors: Alicia O’Cathain, Pat Hoddinott, Simon Lewin, Kate J. Thomas, Bridget Young, Joy Adamson, Yvonne JFM. Jansen, Nicola Mills, Graham Moore and Jenny L. Donovan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:32

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  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    Feeding is a significant challenge for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). These patients are often treated with glycerin suppositories to stimulate the passage of meconium and preven...

    Authors: Michael H. Livingston, Jorge Zequeira, Henrietta Blinder, Julia Pemberton, Connie Williams and J Mark Walton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:31

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  28. Content type: Study Protocol

    Physical activity (PA) reduces pain and improves functioning in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA), but few people with the condition meet recommended PA guidelines. Successful intervention strategies to inc...

    Authors: Cam Clayton, Lynne Feehan, Charlie H. Goldsmith, William C. Miller, Navi Grewal, Joanna Ye, Ju Young Yoo and Linda C. Li

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:30

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  29. Content type: Study Protocol

    Nail bed injuries account for the majority of paediatric hand trauma cases. Despite their frequency, controversy remains regarding their treatment. The accepted teaching is to remove the fingernail, repair the...

    Authors: Abhilash Jain, Adam Sierakowski, Matthew D. Gardiner, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, Cushla Cooper and Aina Greig

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:29

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  30. Content type: Study Protocol

    “Hazardous and harmful” drinkers make up approximately 23 % of the adult population in England. However, only around 10 % of these people access specialist care, such as face-to-face extended brief treatment i...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:28

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  31. Content type: Research

    Alcohol-related harms are a major public health concern, and population-level interventions are needed to reduce excessive alcohol consumption. Glass shape is an easily modifiable target for public health inte...

    Authors: David M. Troy, Olivia M. Maynard, Matthew Hickman, Angela S. Attwood and Marcus R. Munafò

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:27

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  32. Content type: Study Protocol

    Musculoskeletal problems are common, accounting for up to 30 % of general practitioner (GP) consultations and are a major cause of chronic disability worldwide. Demand for health care for musculoskeletal condi...

    Authors: Annette Bishop, Stephanie Tooth, Joanne Protheroe, Chris Salisbury, Reuben O Ogollah, Sue Jowett, Elaine M Hay and Nadine E Foster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:26

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  33. Content type: Research

    Novel physiotherapy approaches such as motor imagery and rhythmic auditory stimulation have been shown to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Rhythmic cued motor imagery was used in this st...

    Authors: Barbara Seebacher, Raija Kuisma, Angela Glynn and Thomas Berger

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:25

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  34. Content type: Study Protocol

    Over one million people sustain traumatic brain injury each year in the UK and more than 10 % of these are moderate or severe injuries, resulting in cognitive and psychological problems that affect the ability...

    Authors: Kathryn A Radford, Julie Phillips, Trevor Jones, Ali Gibson, Chris Sutton, Caroline Watkins, Tracey Sach, Lelia Duley, Marion Walker, Avril Drummond, Karen Hoffman, Rory O’Connor, Denise Forshaw and David Shakespeare

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:24

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  35. Content type: Research

    Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is the commonest vision deficit in children. If not fully corrected by glasses, amblyopia is treated by patching or blurring the better-seeing eye. Compliance with patching is often poor...

    Authors: Vijay K. Tailor, Selina Glaze, Payal Khandelwal, Alison Davis, Gillian G. W. Adams, Wen Xing, Catey Bunce and Annegret Dahlmann-Noor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:23

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  36. Content type: Study Protocol

    Low mood is a common mental health problem affecting up to 121 million people worldwide and is common in students, particularly international students. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is known to be effect...

    Authors: Mengyi Zheng, Carrie-Anne McClay, Sarah Wilson and Christopher Williams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:22

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  37. Content type: Study Protocol

    Traffic light labelling of foods—a system that incorporates a colour-coded assessment of the level of total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt on the front of packaged foods—has been recommended by the UK Gove...

    Authors: Peter Scarborough, Charo Hodgkins, Monique M. Raats, Richard A. Harrington, Gill Cowburn, Moira Dean, Aiden Doherty, Charlie Foster, Edmund Juszczak, Anne Matthews, Anja Mizdrak, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Richard Shepherd, Lada Tiomotijevic, Naomi Winstone and Mike Rayner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:21

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  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    Declines in function and quality of life, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events, falls, and fractures occur with aging and may be amenable to exercise intervention. Primary care is an ideal setting fo...

    Authors: Jenna C. Gibbs, Caitlin McArthur, James Milligan, Lindy Clemson, Linda Lee, Veronique M. Boscart, George Heckman, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Paul Stolee and Lora M. Giangregorio

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:20

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  39. Content type: Research

    Accelerometry has not been calibrated for the estimation of physical activity in children with intellectual disabilities (ID), raising questions regarding the validity of interpreting accelerometer data in thi...

    Authors: Arlene M. McGarty, Victoria Penpraze and Craig A. Melville

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:18

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  40. Content type: Study Protocol

    Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that may confer health benefits when ingested. Meta-analysis of probiotic trials suggests a 25 % lower ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and 18 % lower infecti...

    Authors: Jennie Johnstone, Maureen Meade, John Marshall, Daren K Heyland, Michael G Surette, Dawn ME Bowdish, Francois Lauzier, Lehana Thebane and Deborah J Cook

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:19

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  41. Content type: Research

    Suicidal behavior is a growing public health concern resulting in morbidity and premature death. Although certain factors such as age, sex, and psychiatric disorders have been consistently reported to be assoc...

    Authors: Zainab Samaan, Monica Bawor, Brittany B. Dennis, Wala El-Sheikh, Jane DeJesus, Sumathy Rangarajan, Judith Vair, Heather Sholer, Nicole Hutchinson, Elizabeth Iordan, Pam Mackie, Shofiqul Islam, Mahshid Deghan, Jennifer Brasch and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:17

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  42. Content type: Research

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in surgery can be challenging to conduct, and trials in the emergency surgical setting when patients have unplanned hospital admissions are particularly difficult. One area ...

    Authors: John D Mason, Natalie S Blencowe, Angus GK McNair, Daniel J Stevens, Kerry N Avery, Anne M Pullyblank and Jane M Blazeby

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:16

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  43. Content type: Research

    Recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is a perennial problem. Calls have been made for trialists to make recruitment performance publicly available. This article presents our experience of recruit...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Anna Campbell, Zoe Davies, Julie Munro, Aileen V Ireland, Stephen Leslie, Angus JM Watson and Shaun Treweek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:15

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are known to be higher in those who are unemployed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a recognised support for people with such problems and can impro...

    Authors: Carrie-Anne McClay, Stuart Rae, Jill Morrison, Alex McConnachie, Colin Maxwell and Christopher Williams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:14

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  45. Content type: Study Protocol

    Proximal femoral fracture is a common, major health problem in old age resulting in loss of functional independence and a high-cost burden on society, with estimated health and social care costs of £2.3 billio...

    Authors: Nefyn H Williams, Claire Hawkes, Nafees Ud Din, Jessica L Roberts, Joanna M Charles, Val L Morrison, Zoe Hoare, Rhiannon T Edwards, Glynne Andrew, Swapna Alexander, Andrew B Lemmey, Bob Woods, Catherine Sackley, Pip Logan, David Hunnisett, Kevin Mawdesley…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:13

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  46. Content type: Study Protocol

    Skin tears are traumatic injuries occurring mostly on the extremities due to shearing and friction forces that separate the epidermis and the dermis from underlying tissues. They are common and occur mostly in...

    Authors: Roy J Powell, Christopher J Hayward, Caroline L Snelgrove, Kathleen Polverino, Linda Park, Rohan Chauhan, Philip H Evans, Rachel Byford, Carolyn Charman, Christopher J W Foy and Andrew Kingsley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:12

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  47. Content type: Research

    The study was done to assess the feasibility of conducting a trial evaluating the use of an intradialytic oral nutritional supplement (ONS) on nutritional status.

    Authors: Louise Jackson, Judith Cohen, Benjamin Sully and Steven Julious

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:11

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  48. Content type: Research

    The lumbar transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has become an optional part of multimodal analgesia following several abdominal surgeries. There remains a lack of consensus regarding the extent of dermatoma...

    Authors: Mauricio Forero, Andrew Heikkila, James E Paul, Ji Cheng and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:10

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  49. Content type: Research

    Selecting positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during mechanical ventilation is important, as it can influence disease progression and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However...

    Authors: Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw, Yeong Woei Chiew, Bernard Lambermont, Thomas Desaive and J Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:9

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