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  • A qualitative formative evaluation of a patient centered patient safety intervention delivered in collaboration with hospital volunteers 

    Louch G, O’Hara J and Mohammed MA (2017) A qualitative formative evaluation of a patient centered patient safety intervention delivered in a collaboration with hospital volunteers. Health Expectations. Accepted for Publication.
    Background Evidence suggests that patients can meaningfully feed back to healthcare providers about the safety of their care. The PRASE (Patient Reporting and Action for a Safe Environment) intervention provides a way ...
  • Double contrast barium enema. eLearning module 

    Culpan, Gary (2013) Double contrast barium enema. eLearning module within: Image Interpretation; a Society and College of Radiographers (SCOR) project. Forming part of the Health Education England, eLearning for Health (e-LfH) project. Available at: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/image-interpretation. Accessed 20/04/2017.
    This session considers the double contrast barium enema examination (DCBE) in investigation of bowel pathology and discusses its place alongside other imaging modalities and alternative investigations. Tips on equipment ...
  • Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics in two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort 

    Power M, Uphoff EP, Stewart-Knox B, Small N, Doherty B and Pickett KE (2017) Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics in two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort. Journal of Public Health (Oxf). 1-9. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx029
    Background The use of foodbanks has risen sharply in the UK; however, the epidemiology of UK food insecurity is undeveloped. This study contributes to the field by analysing socio-demographic risk factors for food insecurity ...
  • Building Capacity in the Zambian Mental Health Workforce through Engaging College Educators: Evaluation of a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project 

    Penson WJ, Karban K, Patrick S, Walker B, Ng’andu R, Bowa A and Mbewe E (2016) Building Capacity in the Zambian Mental Health Workforce through Engaging College Educators: Evaluation of a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project. In: Blessinger P and Cozza B (eds) University Partnerships for International Development. Innovations in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning, Volume 8. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. pp 173 - 189.
    Between 2008 and 2011 academic teaching staff from Leeds Beckett University (UK) and Chainama Hills College of Health Sciences (Zambia) worked together on a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project ...
  • Thermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs 

    Pagire SK, Jadav N, Vangala VR et al (2017) Thermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Article in Press.
    Polymorphism in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) can be regarded as critical for the potential that crystal form can have on the quality, efficacy and safety of the final drug product. The current contribution aims ...
  • Intracranial volumetric changes govern cerebrospinal fluid flow in the Aqueduct of Sylvius in healthy adults 

    Laganà MM, Shepherd SJ, Cecconi P and Beggs CB (2017) Intracranial volumetric changes govern cerebrospinal fluid flow in the Aqueduct of Sylvius in healthy adults. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 36: 84–92.
    Purpose To characterize the intracranial volumetric changes that influence the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pulse in the Aqueduct of Sylvius (AoS). Materials and methods Neck MRI data were acquired from 12 healthy ...
  • Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale 

    Zharkova V V, Shepherd SJ, Popova E and Zharkov SI (2015) Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale. Scientific Reports. 5: Article number 15689.
    We derive two principal components (PCs) of temporal magnetic field variations over the solar cycles 21–24 from full disk magnetograms covering about 39% of data variance, with σ = 0.67. These PCs are attributed to two ...
  • Dirty-Appearing White Matter in the Brain is Associated with Altered Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatility and Hypertension in Individuals without Neurologic Disease 

    Beggs, C. B., Magnano, C., Shepherd, S. J., Belov, P., Ramasamy, D. P., Hagemeier, J. and Zivadinov, R. (2016) Dirty-Appearing White Matter in the Brain is Associated with Altered Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatility and Hypertension in Individuals without Neurologic Disease. Journal of Neuroimaging. 26: 136–143.
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aging of the healthy brain is characterized by focal or nonfocal white matter (WM) signal abnormality (SA) changes, which are typically detected as leukoaraiosis (LA). Hypertension is a risk factor ...
  • Aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid pulsatility in healthy individuals is affected by impaired cerebral venous outflow 

    Beggs, C. B., Magnano, C., Shepherd, S. J., Marr, K., Valnarov, V., Hojnacki, D., Bergsland, N., Belov, P., Grisafi, S., Dwyer, M. G., Carl, E., Weinstock-Guttman, B. and Zivadinov, R. (2014) Aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid pulsatility in healthy individuals is affected by impaired cerebral venous outflow. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 40: 1215–1222.
    To investigate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics in the aqueduct of Sylvius (AoS) in chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI)-positive and -negative healthy individuals using cine phase contrast imaging. Materials ...
  • Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDH) expression in cancer tissues as potential pharmacological targets for therapeutic intervention. Probing ALDH expression and function in 2D- and 3D-cultured cancer cell lines 

    The aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) superfamily is gaining momentum in regard to stem cell and cancer research. However, their regulation and expression in the cancer microenvironment is poorly understood. The aim of this ...
  • What do we know about brief interventions for physical activity that could be delivered in primary care consultations? A systematic review of reviews 

    Lamming L, Pears S, Mason D et al (2017) What do we know about brief interventions for physical activity that could be delivered in primary care consultations? A systematic review of reviews. Preventive Medicine. 99: 152-163.
    This systematic review of reviews aims to investigate how brief interventions (BIs) are defined, whether they increase physical activity, which factors influence their effectiveness, who they are effective for, and whether ...
  • Leibniz on Copernicanism 

    Weinert F (2017) Leibniz on Copernicanism. In: Pisano R, Fichant M, Bussotti P, et al (Eds.) Leibniz and the Dialogue between Science, Philosophy and Engineering. New Epistemological Insights. London: College Publications. In press.
    This paper discusses Leibniz’s view and defence of heliocentrism, which was one of the main achievements of the Scientific Revolution (1543-1687). As Leibniz was a defender of a strictly mechanistic worldview, it seems ...
  • Maximization of gasoline in an industrial FCC unit 

    John YM, Patel R and Mujtaba IM (2017) Maximization of gasoline in an industrial FCC unit. Energy and Fuels. Accepted for publication.
    The Riser of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit cracks gas oil to make fuels such as gasoline and diesel. However, changes in quality, nature of crude oil blends feedstocks, environmental changes and the desire to obtain ...
  • A way forward: Process mapping and the delivery of mental health services 

    McIntosh B, Breen L and West S (2016) A way forward: Process mapping and the delivery of mental health services. British Journal of Healthcare Management 22(12): 601-606.
    Introduction: This paper demonstrates the practical application of process mapping principles as a model for evaluating NHS improvement. The NHS improvement in question was the merger of three crisis resolution teams ...
  • Systematic associations between germ-line mutations and human cancers 

    Al-Shammari M, Tobin DJ and Peng Y (2016) Systematic associations between germ-line mutations and human cancers. International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design 9(1-2): 135-148.
    The revolution in Big Data has opened the gate for new research challenges in biomedical science. The aim of this study was to investigate whether germ-line gene mutations are a significant factor in 29 major primary human ...
  • Counter‐Credit‐Risk Yield Spreads: A Puzzle in China's Corporate Bond Market 

    Luo J, Ye X and Hu M. (2016) Counter‐Credit‐Risk Yield Spreads: A Puzzle in China's Corporate Bond Market. International Review of Finance. 16(2): 203-241.
    In this paper, using China’s risk-free and corporate zero yields together with aggregate credit risk measures and various control variables from 2006 to 2013, we document a puzzle of counter-credit-risk corporate yield ...
  • The dynamics of category conjunctions 

    Hutter RRC, Crisp RJ, Humphreys GW, Waters GM and Moffitt G (2009) The dynamics of category conjunctions. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.12(5): 673–686.
    In three experiments we investigated the dynamics of impression formation when perceivers encounter unsurprising (e.g. male mechanic) versus surprising (e.g. female mechanic) social category conjunctions. In Experiment ...
  • The development and robustness of young children’s understanding of aspectuality 

    Waters GM and Beck SR (2009) The development and robustness of young children’s understanding of aspectuality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 103(1): 108-114.
    We investigated whether 6-year-olds’ understanding of perceptual aspectuality was sufficiently robust to deal with the presence of irrelevant information. A total of 32 children chose whether to look or feel to locate ...
  • How should we question young children's understanding of aspectuality? 

    Waters GM and Beck SR (2012) How should we question young children's understanding of aspectuality? British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 30(3): 376–392.
    In two experiments, we investigated whether 4- to 5-year-old children's ability to demonstrate their understanding of aspectuality was influenced by how the test question was phrased. In Experiment 1, 60 children chose ...
  • Kernel P systems: from modelling to verification and testing 

    Gheorghe M, Ceterchi R, Ipate F et al (2017) Kernel P systems: from modelling to verification and testing. Theoretical Computer Science. Accepted for publication.
    A kernel P system integrates in a coherent and elegant manner some of the most successfully used features of the P systems employed in modelling various applications. It also provides a theoretical framework for analysing ...