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Inflammatory bowel disease: developing a short disease specific scale to measure health related quality of life (2002)
Journal Article
Smith, G., Watson, R., & Palmer, K. (2002). Inflammatory bowel disease: developing a short disease specific scale to measure health related quality of life. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 39(6), 583-590. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489%2801%2900042-6

Aim: To report on the preliminary development of a short scale, the Edinburgh inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (EIBDQ) to measure disease specific aspects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in terms of both physical impact and health related... Read More about Inflammatory bowel disease: developing a short disease specific scale to measure health related quality of life.

Alverine citrate fails to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (2002)
Journal Article
Mitchell, S. A., Mee, A. S., Smith, G. D., Palmer, K. R., & Chapman, R. W. (2002). Alverine citrate fails to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 16(6), 1187-1195. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2036.2002.01277.x

Background : Alverine citrate has been used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome for many years. Aims : To compare the efficacy and safety of a new formulation of alverine citrate, a 120-mg capsule, with placebo given three times daily for... Read More about Alverine citrate fails to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

A randomized trial of thermal ablative therapy versus expandable metal stents in the palliative treatment of patients with esophageal carcinoma (2001)
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Dallal, H. J., Smith, G. D., Grieve, D. C., Ghosh, S., Penman, I. D., & Palmer, K. R. (2001). A randomized trial of thermal ablative therapy versus expandable metal stents in the palliative treatment of patients with esophageal carcinoma. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 54(5), 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1067/mge.2001.118947

Background: Expandable metal stent insertion and thermal tumor ablation (TTA) both improve dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer, but no direct comparison study of their efficacy on health-related quality of life has been published. T... Read More about A randomized trial of thermal ablative therapy versus expandable metal stents in the palliative treatment of patients with esophageal carcinoma.

The role of the gastroenterologist in the provision of artificial nutrition support (1998)
Journal Article
Stockdale, A., Williams, B., & Pennington, C. (1998). The role of the gastroenterologist in the provision of artificial nutrition support. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 12(4), 367-372. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2036.1998.00317.x

Background: Nutrition support is required for the prevention or treatment of malnutrition in patients with intestinal failure and those who are unable to eat. Aims: To determine the demands upon gastroenterologists for nutrition support, the avail... Read More about The role of the gastroenterologist in the provision of artificial nutrition support.

Potential manipulation of glycaemic control by patients with diabetes: Unreliability of random blood glucose measurements (1994)
Journal Article
Gold, A., Charlton, J., Allwinkle, J., & Frier, B. (1994). Potential manipulation of glycaemic control by patients with diabetes: Unreliability of random blood glucose measurements. Practical Diabetes International, 11(4), 160-161. doi:10.1002/pdi.1960110408

Glycaemic control is often assessed using a random blood glucose measurement in patlents attending for diabetes review in specialist clinics. This measurement is susceptible to manipulation by patients and the aim of this study was to determine the e... Read More about Potential manipulation of glycaemic control by patients with diabetes: Unreliability of random blood glucose measurements.