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  1. Long COVID is a serious public health concern due to its high prevalence and potentially debilitating symptoms. Symptoms may include fatigue, dyspnea, cognitive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. The...

    Authors: Lindsey M. Knowles, Mehr Grewal, Sydney A. Drever, Jeanne M. Hoffman, Janna L. Friedly and Tracy E. Herring
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:93
  2. Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) than women without GDM. Despite this elevated risk, few trials on the prevention of T2DM among...

    Authors: Romaina Iqbal, Sabahat Naz, Sana Sheikh, Rahat Qureshi, Shereen Bhutta, Haleema Yasmeen, Iqbal Azam and Paramjit Gill
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:92
  3. The prevalence of diabetes and coexisting multimorbidity rises worldwide. Treatment of this patient group can be complex. Providing an evidence-based, coherent, and patient-centred treatment of patients with m...

    Authors: Stine Jorstad Bugge, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Per Damkier, Martin Torp Rahbek, Karoline Schousboe, Mette Juel Rothmann, Marianne Kjær Poulsen, Camilla Hansen, Subagini Nagarajah, Per Bruno Jensen, Sofie Lock Johansson, Vasiliki Panou, Ida Ransby Schneider, Charlotte Gjørup Pedersen, Jonas Dahl Andersen, Jørgen Hangaard…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:91
  4. Platelets stored at 1–6 °C are hypothesized to be more hemostatically active than standard room temperature platelets (RTP) stored at 20–24 °C. Recent studies suggest converting RTP to cold-stored platelets (D...

    Authors: Justyna Bartoszko, Miki Peer, Deep Grewal, Saba Ansari, Jeannie Callum and Keyvan Karkouti
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:90
  5. Several changes occur in the central nervous system with increasing age that contribute toward declines in mobility. Neurorehabilitation has proven effective in improving motor function though achieving sustai...

    Authors: Clayton W. Swanson, Sarah E. Vial, Todd M. Manini, Kimberly T. Sibille and David J. Clark
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:89
  6. Diabetes inpatient specialist services vary across the country, with limited evidence to guide service delivery. Currently, referrals to diabetes inpatient specialists are usually ‘reactive’ after diabetes-rel...

    Authors: Andrea K. Lake, Vishakha Bansiya, Katy Davenport, Jamie Murdoch, Helen R. Murphy, Toby Smith, Allan Clark and Antony Arthur
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:88
  7. Young adult (YA) cancer survivors are a growing, yet underserved population who often face significant and long-lasting cancer-related physical (e.g., pain, fatigue) and emotional (e.g., psychological distress...

    Authors: Caroline S. Dorfman, Rebecca A. Shelby, Juliann M. Stalls, Samantha M. Thomas, Nicole A. Arrato, Brianna Herold, Tamara J. Somers, Francis J. Keefe, Joseph G. Winger, Jennifer Plumb Vilardaga and Kevin Oeffinger
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:87
  8. Paediatric oncology/haematology patients and their families are confronted with a life-threatening situation for which music therapy can be a cross-linguistic field of action. The creative act of making music ...

    Authors: Constance Boyde, Bettina Berger, Alfred Längler, Lutz Neugebauer, Stine Lindahl Jacobsen, Rachel Swanick, Christine Gaebel, Dominik Schneider, Benedikt Bernbeck, Michael Paulussen, Thomas Ostermann and Christina Hunger-Schoppe
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:86
  9. Infections after elective colorectal surgery remain a significant burden for patients and the healthcare system. Adult studies suggest that the combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation ...

    Authors: Daniel Briatico, Helene Flageole, Noora Al-Shahwani, Forough Farrokhyar and Lisa VanHouwelingen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:85
  10. Management of benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs) is variable with individuals receiving surgery, voice therapy, or a combination of these approaches. Some evidence suggests that the best outcomes may be achieve...

    Authors: Anna White, Paul Carding, Vicky Booth, Julian McGlashan, Jarrad Van Stan, Pip Logan and Rehab Awad
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:84
  11. Maintaining optimal glycemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is difficult. Telemedicine has the potential to support people with poorly regulated T2D in the achievement of glycemic control, especially if the ...

    Authors: Sisse H. Laursen, Iben Engelbrecht Giese, Flemming W. Udsen, Ole K. Hejlesen, Pernille F. Barington, Morten Ohrt, Peter Vestergaard and Stine Hangaard
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:83
  12. Patients with obesity presenting in need of surgical intervention are at 2-to-sixfold higher risk of prolonged hospitalization, infectious morbidity, venous thromboembolism, and more. To mitigate some of these...

    Authors: Tyler McKechnie, Karim Ramji, Maisa Saddik, Jordan Leitch, Ameer Farooq, Sunil Patel, Aristithes Doumouras, Sameer Parpia, Cagla Eskicioglu and Mohit Bhandari
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:82
  13. In group-based pregnancy models, antenatal care and childbirth/parenting education are provided in groups of eight to 10 women, usually with two midwives, and six to eight sessions. Current evidence is inconcl...

    Authors: Della A. Forster, Robyn Matthews, Rebecca Hyde, Deborah Fox, Kaye Dyson and Trish Ryan
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:81
  14. The growing obesity epidemic in Malaysia presents a public health challenge that requires innovative intervention strategies. In an effort to address this problem, an Interactive Malaysian Childhood Healthy Li...

    Authors: Ahmad Faezi Ab Rashid, Sharifah Wajihah Wafa Syed Saadun Tarek Wafa, Ruzita Abd Talib and Nor Mazlina Abu Bakar
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:80
  15. As a third of all community dwellers aged 65+ fall each year, falls are common reasons for older adults to present to an Emergency Department (ED). Although EDs should assess patients’ multifactorial fall risk...

    Authors: Abigail E. Jones, Maura Kennedy, Emily M. Hayden, Kei Ouchi, Kalpana N. Shankar, Anita Chary, Angel Li, Kara Mc Loughlin, Benjamin White, Esteban Franco-Garcia, Vanessa Dellheim and Shan W. Liu
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:79
  16. Alcohol-related liver disease is a preventable disease with high mortality. If individuals with alcohol-related liver disease were to be diagnosed earlier by screening and they reduced their alcohol consumptio...

    Authors: Peter Jepsen, Natasja von Wowern, Lone Galmstrup Madsen, Mette Kruse Klausen, Signe Düring, Kirstine Skov Benthien, Matilde Winther-Jensen, Janne Petersen and Gro Askgaard
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:78
  17. Pain management is a major unmet need in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although many patients are treated with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS), including biologic therapies, many peopl...

    Authors: Liban Ahmed, Kathryn Biddle, Anna Blundell, Soraya Koushesh, Patrick Kiely, Gill Mein, Philip Sedgwick and Nidhi Sofat
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:77
  18. Instrumented gait analysis (IGA) is an assessment and research tool with proven impacts on clinical decision-making for the management of ambulant children and young people with cerebral palsy (CYPwCP) but is ...

    Authors: Anna Hebda-Boon, Adam P. Shortland, Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery and Dylan Morrissey
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:76
  19. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (including the theta burst stimulation (TBS) form of TMS used in this study) is a non-invasive means to stimulate nerve cells in superficial areas of the brain. In recen...

    Authors: Tarun Yadav, Buddhima Lokuge, Melissa A. Jackson, Emma K. Austin, Paul B. Fitzgerald, Amanda L. Brown, Bryan Paton, Marcia Sequeira, Martin Nean, Llewllyn Mills and Adrian J. Dunlop
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:74
  20. Arterial thrombo-embolic complications (TEC) are still common during and after non-cardiac arterial procedures (NCAP). While unfractionated heparin has been used during NCAP for more than 70 years to prevent T...

    Authors: Liliane C. Roosendaal, Max Hoebink, Arno M. Wiersema, Jan D. Blankensteijn and Vincent Jongkind
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:73
  21. Treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture may follow a surgical or nonsurgical pathway. At present, there is uncertainty around treatment choice. Two shared decision-making tools have been codesig...

    Authors: Hayley M. Carter, David J. Beard, Charlotte Dodsley, Paul Leighton, Joshua McCallion, Fiona Moffatt, Benjamin E. Smith, Kate E. Webster and Pip Logan
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:72
  22. Limited studies of multiple sclerosis (MS) exist whereby magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with consistent imaging protocols occurs at the same time points as collection of healthy lifestyle measur...

    Authors: Olivia Wills, Brooklyn Wright, Lisa-Marie Greenwood, Nadia Solowij, Mark Schira, Jerome J. Maller, Alok Gupta, John Magnussen and Yasmine Probst
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:71
  23. Blinding is a methodologically important aspect in randomised controlled trials yet frequently overlooked in trials of spinal manual therapy interventions for back pain. To help inform the blinding methods of ...

    Authors: Javier Muñoz Laguna, Astrid Kurmann, Léonie Hofstetter, Emanuela Nyantakyi, Lauren Clack, Heejung Bang, Nadine E. Foster, Julia Braun, Milo A. Puhan, Mazda Farshad and Cesar A. Hincapié
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:70
  24. Developing evidence for the use of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia is a research priority. This pilot study aimed to provide variability estimates for a set of outcome measures that would i...

    Authors: Ann Lykkegaard Soerensen, Diana Schack Thoft, Alison Ward and Jackie Campbell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:69
  25. Among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), self-regulation and social regulation skills can help avoid high A1c and diabetes distress. FAMS (Family/friend Activation to Motivate Self-care) is mobile pho...

    Authors: Lindsay S. Mayberry, Deborah J. Wiebe, Makenzie Parks, MaryJane S. Campbell, Aislinn B. Beam and Cynthia A. Berg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:68
  26. Women experiencing pregnancy after stillbirth experience high levels of anxiety, fear and depression. Standard antenatal care may be emotionally unsuitable for many women at this time, and there is a lack of e...

    Authors: Sarah Fogarty, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Niki Munk and Phillipa Hay
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:67

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  27. Long-term strength deficits are common after Achilles tendon ruptures. Early use of progressive resistance exercises may help reduce strength deficits, but the feasibility of this approach is unknown. The aim ...

    Authors: Marianne Christensen, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Jennifer A. Zellers, Inge Lunding Kjær and Michael Skovdal Rathleff
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:66
  28. Frailty, a syndrome characterized by decreased reserve and resistance to stressors across multiple physiologic systems, is highly prevalent in people living with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), independent of age o...

    Authors: Tobia Zanotto, Danya Pradeep Kumar, Abbas Tabatabaei, Sharon G. Lynch, Jianghua He, Trent J. Herda, Hannes Devos, Ramkumar Thiyagarajan, Lee Chaves, Kenneth Seldeen, Bruce R. Troen and Jacob J. Sosnoff
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:65
  29. Surgical trials are recognised as inherently challenging. Pilot and feasibility studies (PAFS) are increasingly acknowledged as a key method to optimise the design and conduct of randomised trials but remain l...

    Authors: K. Fairhurst, S. Potter, J. M. Blazeby and K. N. L. Avery
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:64
  30. There is a need to develop psychological interventions for depression in people with skin conditions. This study aimed to investigate the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of an online compassion-based s...

    Authors: Elaine N. Clarke, Paul Norman and Andrew R. Thompson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:63
  31. Health advances due to developments in genomic medicine are unequally experienced in the USA; racial differences in the uptake of genetic testing are one factor in this disparity. In collaboration with Black p...

    Authors: Katherine Clegg Smith, Rachel Grob, Michelle McCullough, Betty May, Emily Warne, Amanda Matchette, Avonne E. Connor and Kala Visvanathan
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:62
  32. Penile cancer is a rare male genital malignancy. Surgical excision of the primary tumour is followed by radical inguinal lymphadenectomy if there is metastatic disease detected by biopsy, fine needle aspiratio...

    Authors: Stanley Tang, Clare Akers, Hussain Alnajjar, Ben Ayres, Cinzia Baldini, Andrew Embleton-Thirsk, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Paul Hadway, Vivekanandan Kumar, Maurice Lau, Raj Nigam, Karl Pang, Arie Parnham, Elena Pizzo, Veronica Ranieri, Rowland Rees…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:61
  33. Seniors with recurrent hospitalizations who are taking multiple medications including high-risk medications are at particular risk for serious adverse medication events. We will assess whether an expert Clinic...

    Authors: Anne Holbrook, Dan Perri, Mitch Levine, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Sarah Jarmain, Lehana Thabane, Jean-Eric Tarride, Lisa Dolovich, Sylvia Hyland, Victoria Telford, Jessyca Silva and Carmine Nieuwstraten
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:60
  34. Diabetes mellitus is the third most prevalent chronic metabolic disorder and a significant contributor to disability and impaired quality of life globally. Diabetes self-management coaching is an emerging empo...

    Authors: Fikadu Ambaw Yehualashet, Dorothy Kessler, Segenet Bizuneh and Catherine Donnelly
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:59
  35. Children’s overall psychological well-being is a concern for parents and adults worldwide. Mindfulness appears to be a promising intervention for enhancing children’s psychological well-being, and its effectiv...

    Authors: Wai Man Sin, Mimi Mun Yee Tse, Joanne Wai Yee Chung and Sandy Pin Pin Choi
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:58
  36. In the behavioral sciences, conducting pilot and/or feasibility studies (PFS) is a key step that provides essential information used to inform the design, conduct, and implementation of a larger-scale trial. T...

    Authors: Christopher D. Pfledderer, Lauren von Klinggraeff, Sarah Burkart, Alexsandra da Silva Bandeira, David R. Lubans, Russell Jago, Anthony D. Okely, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, John P. A. Ioannidis, James F. Thrasher, Xiaoming Li and Michael W. Beets
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:57
  37. Although internet-based stress management programs are proven effective in improving mental health among workers, micro- and small-sized enterprises (MSEs), lacking in occupational healthcare services, face ch...

    Authors: Natsu Sasaki, Taichi Shimazu, Hajime Takeno, Sayaka Ogawa, Utako Sawada, Akizumi Tsutsumi and Kotaro Imamura
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:56
  38. Half of mental health problems are established by the age of 14 years and 75% by 24 years. Early intervention and prevention of mental ill health are therefore vitally important. However, increased demand over...

    Authors: Elizabeth Randell, Claire Nollett, Josie Henley, Kim Smallman, Sean Johnson, Lena Meister, Rachel McNamara, David Wilkins, Jeremy Segrott, Angela Casbard, Jenifer Wakelyn, Kathy McKay, Ekaterina Bordea, Vaso Totsika and Eilis Kennedy
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:55
  39. Clinical guidelines for people with Parkinson’s disease (pwPD) stress that, complementary to pharmacological treatment, exercise and physiotherapy should be given a central role in disease management. Adhering...

    Authors: L. E. S. Hardeman, D. J. Geerse, E. M. Hoogendoorn, J. Nonnekes and M. Roerdink
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:54
  40. A serious game called SPARX (Smart, Positive, Active, Realistic, X-factor thoughts), originally developed in New Zealand and incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, has been shown to help...

    Authors: K. Khan, C. L. Hall, C. Babbage, S. Dodzo, C. Greenhalgh, M. Lucassen, S. Merry, K. Sayal, K. Sprange, K. Stasiak, C. R. Tench, E. Townsend, P. Stallard and C. Hollis
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:53
  41. Setting healthy lifestyle habits during the formative years of childhood is critical as habits can track to adulthood and help prevent obesity and chronic disease risks in later life. While multicomponent inte...

    Authors: Cindy Mei Jun Chan, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Michael Yong Hwa Chia, Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon and Mary Foong-Fong Chong
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:52
  42. Food insecurity is common in the United States, especially in Rhode Island, where it affects up to 33% of residents. Food insecurity is associated with adverse health outcomes and disproportionally affects peo...

    Authors: Hannah E. Frank, Linda E. Guzman, Shivani Ayalasomayajula, Ariana Albanese, Brady Dunklee, Matthew Harvey, Kelly Bouchard, Maya Vadiveloo, Amy L. Yaroch, Kelli Scott and Alison Tovar
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:51
  43. Patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attacks have an increased risk of future strokes. These patients are often discharged home with limited specialized follow-up, although close to half of them ex...

    Authors: Jacob Liljehult, Stig Molsted, Tom Møller, Dorthe Overgaard and Thomas Christensen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:50
  44. Physical activity is identified as a key modifiable factor towards good short- and long-term mental health and has shown positive effects on anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. However, physica...

    Authors: Arne Kodal, Fiona Muirhead, John J. Reilly, Gro Janne Wergeland, Paul Joachim Bloch Thorsen, Lars Peder Bovim and Irene Bircow Elgen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:49
  45. People with severe mental illness have physical comorbidities which result in significant reductions in quality of life and premature mortality. Effective interventions are required that are suitable for peopl...

    Authors: Rebekah Carney, Hany El-Metaal, Heather Law, Siobhan Savage, Ingrid Small, Mark Hann, Gemma Shields, David Shiers, Parise Carmichael-Murphy, Richard Jones, Elizabeth Kimber, Andrew McDonald and Sophie Parker
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:48
  46. Pregnancy weight management interventions can improve maternal diet, physical activity, gestational weight gain, and postnatal weight retention. UK guidelines were published in 2010 but health professionals re...

    Authors: Nicola Heslehurst, Catherine McParlin, Falko F. Sniehotta, Judith Rankin, Lisa Crowe and Elaine McColl
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:47
  47. Oral anti-cancer medications (OAMs) are being used increasingly within cancer care. OAMs offer the potential to improve patient convenience and increase hospital capacity. The clinical assessment for each cycl...

    Authors: Janice P. Richmond, Mary Grace Kelly, Alison Johnston, Patrick J. Murphy, Laura O’Connor, Paddy Gillespie, Anna Hobbins, Alberto Alvarez-Iglesias and Andrew W. Murphy
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:46
  48. Hypoxaemia occurs in approximately 30% of children during anaesthesia for flexible bronchoscopy. High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) can prolong safe apnoea time and be used in children with abnormal airways. During...

    Authors: Susan Humphreys, Andreas Schibler, Tara Williams, Susan Spall, Trang Pham, Tiffany Atkins, Vikas Goyal, David Sommerfield, Aine Sommerfield, Adam Keys, Neil Hauser and Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:45
  49. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a substantial interruption of care, with patients and workers fearful to return to the dental office. As dental practice creates a highly aerosolized environment, the po...

    Authors: Janine Fredericks-Younger, Cecile A. Feldman, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Ellen Funkhouser, MaryAnn McBurnie, Cyril Meyerowitz, Pat Ragusa, Julie Chapman-Greene, Modupe Coker, Daniel Fine, Maria Laura Gennaro and Gayathri Subramanian
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:44

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