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The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis
Faraz Mughal, M. Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Stephanie Tierney, Nadia Corp, Nicola Evans, Ellen Townsend and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham 2022. The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. eClinicalMedicine. 48, p. 101437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101437

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Sickle cell disease in Bahia, Brazil: the social production of health policies and institutional neglect
Mota, C., Dikomitis, L. and Trad, L. A. B. 2022. Sickle cell disease in Bahia, Brazil: the social production of health policies and institutional neglect. Societies. 12 (4), p. 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12040108

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Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: Imaging and neuropeptide studies
Buture, A., Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L. and Ahmed, F. 2022. Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: Imaging and neuropeptide studies. Journal of Pain Research. 12, pp. 269-281. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S175312

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The importance of pro-social processing, and ameliorating dysfunction in schizophrenia. An FMRI study of oxytocin
Shergill, S., Rebekah Wigton, Derek K. Tracy, Tess M. Verneuil, Michaela Johns, Thomas White, Panayiota G. Michalopoulou, Bruno Averbeck and Sukhwinder Shergill 2022. The importance of pro-social processing, and ameliorating dysfunction in schizophrenia. An FMRI study of oxytocin. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition. 27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scog.2021.100221

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Adverse Cardiovascular Complications following prescription of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors: a propensity-score matched Cohort Study with competing risk analysis
Jiandong Zhou, Sharen Lee, Ishan Lakhani, Lei Yang, Tong Liu, Yuhui Zhang, Yunlong Xia, Wing Tak Wong, Kelvin King Hei Bao, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Gary Tse and Qingpeng Zhang 2022. Adverse Cardiovascular Complications following prescription of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors: a propensity-score matched Cohort Study with competing risk analysis. Cardio-oncology (London, England). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40959-021-00128-5

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Clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes of cancer patients with COVID-19: A population-based study
Jiandong Zhou, Ishan Lakhani, Oscar Chou, Keith Sai Kit Leung, Teddy Tai Loy Lee, Michelle Vangi Wong, Zhen Li, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Carlin Chang, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Qingpeng Zhang, Gary Tse and Bernard Man Yung Cheung 2022. Clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes of cancer patients with COVID-19: A population-based study. Cancer Medicine. 12 (1), pp. 287-296. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.4888

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NADPH oxidase mediates oxidative stress and ventricular remodeling through SIRT3/FOXO3a pathway in diabetic mice
Jiuchun Qiu, Daiqi Liu, Pengsha Li, Lingling Zhou, Lu Zhou, Xing Liu, Yue Zhang, Meng Yuan, Gary Tse, Guangping Li and Tong Liu 2022. NADPH oxidase mediates oxidative stress and ventricular remodeling through SIRT3/FOXO3a pathway in diabetic mice. Antioxidants. 11 (9), p. 1745. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox11091745

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Stimulating learning: A functional MRI and behavioral investigation of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on stochastic learning in schizophrenia
Natasza D. Orlov, Syed Ali Muqtadir, Hooman Oroojeni, Bruno Averbeck, John Rothwell and Sukhi S. Shergill 2022. Stimulating learning: A functional MRI and behavioral investigation of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on stochastic learning in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. 317, p. 114908. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114908

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A territory-wide Study of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy patients from Hong Kong
Ishan Lakhani, Jiandong Zhou, Sharen Lee, Ka Hou Christien Li, Keith Sai Kit Leung, Jeremy Man Ho Hui, Yan Hiu Athena Lee, Guoliang Li, Tong Liu, Wing Tak Wong, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Ngai Shing Mok, Chloe Miu Mak, Qingpeng Zhang and Gary Tse 2022. A territory-wide Study of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy patients from Hong Kong. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. 23 (7), p. 231. https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm2307231

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Too soon to discard Kraepelin: improving diagnosis by appropriate use of neo-Kraepelinian and unitary psychosis models
Petch, J. and Huda, A. 2022. Too soon to discard Kraepelin: improving diagnosis by appropriate use of neo-Kraepelinian and unitary psychosis models. BJPsych Advances. 29 (3), pp. 177-186. https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2022.53

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Clinical characteristics, genetic basis and healthcare resource utilisation and costs in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: A retrospective cohort study
Cheuk To Chung, Sharen Lee, Jiandong Zhou, Oscar Hou In Chou, Teddy Tai Loy Lee, Keith Sai Kit Leung, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Wing Tak Wong, Tong Liu and Gary Tse 2022. Clinical characteristics, genetic basis and healthcare resource utilisation and costs in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: A retrospective cohort study. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. 23 (8).

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Clinical significance, challenges and limitations in using artificial intelligence for electrocardiography-based diagnosis
Cheuk To Chung, Sharen Lee, Emma King, Tong Liu, Antonis A. Armoundas, George Bazoukis and Gary Tse 2022. Clinical significance, challenges and limitations in using artificial intelligence for electrocardiography-based diagnosis. International Journal of Arrhythmia. 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42444-022-00075-x

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Machine learning techniques for arrhythmic risk stratification: a review of the literature
Cheuk To Chung, George Bazoukis, Sharen Lee, Ying Liu, Tong Liu, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Antonis A. Armoundas and Gary Tse 2022. Machine learning techniques for arrhythmic risk stratification: a review of the literature. International Journal of Arrhythmia. 23.

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Risk factors of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Hong Kong Diabetes Study
Raymond Ngai Chiu Chan, Teddy Tai Loy Lee, Oscar Hou In Chou, Jenny So, Cheuk To Chung, Edward Christopher Dee, Kenrick Ng, Pias Tang, Leonardo Roever, Tong Liu, Wing Tak Wong, Gary Tse and Sharen Lee 2022. Risk factors of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Hong Kong Diabetes Study. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 6 (11). https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvac138

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The role of late gadolinium enhancement in predicting arrhythmic events in cardiac sarcoidosis patients – a mini-review
George Bazoukis, Ioannis Liatakis, Vassilios S. Vassiliou, Gary Tse, Pantelis Gounopoulos, Athanasios Saplaoura, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Konstantinos Vlachos, Stamatis S. Papadatos, Eleni Konstantinidou, Ioannis Lakoumentas, Antonios Sideris and Michael Efremidis 2022. The role of late gadolinium enhancement in predicting arrhythmic events in cardiac sarcoidosis patients – a mini-review. Acta Cardiologica. 77 (9). https://doi.org/10.1080/00015385.2022.2029231

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Conceptualising and Teaching Biomedical Uncertainty to Medical Students: an Exploratory Qualitative Study
Eva Lukšaitė, Rosemary A. Fricker, Robert K. McKinley and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Conceptualising and Teaching Biomedical Uncertainty to Medical Students: an Exploratory Qualitative Study. Medical Science Educator. 32, pp. 371-378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01481-x

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A novel virtual reality assessment of functional cognition: Validation study
Lilla Alexandra Porffy, Mitul A Mehta, Joel Patchit, Celia Boussebaa, Jack Brett, Teresa D’Oliveira, Elias Mouchlianitis and Sukhi Shergill. 2022. A novel virtual reality assessment of functional cognition: Validation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 24 (1), p. e27641. https://doi.org/10.2196/27641

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Comparison of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor on the risks of new-onset atrial fibrillation, stroke and mortality in diabetic patients: A propensitysScore-matched study in Hong Kong
Sharen Lee, Jiandong Zhou, Keith Sai Kit Leung, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Emma King, Tong Liu, Wing Tak Wong, Carlin Chang, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Gary Tse and Qingpeng Zhang 2022. Comparison of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor on the risks of new-onset atrial fibrillation, stroke and mortality in diabetic patients: A propensitysScore-matched study in Hong Kong. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 37, pp. 561-569. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10557-022-07319-x

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The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review
Faraz Mughal, Lisa Dikomitis, Opeyemi O Babatunde and Carolyn A Chew-Graham 2022. The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review. British Journal of General Practice Open (BJGP Open). 6 (1). https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0159

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Incident heart failure and myocardial infarction in sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 vs. dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor users
Jiandong Zhou, Sharen Lee, Keith Sai Kit Leung, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Tong Liu, Ying Liu, Dong Chang, Wing Tak Wong, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Qingpeng Zhang and Gary Tse 2022. Incident heart failure and myocardial infarction in sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 vs. dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor users. ESC Heart Failure. 9 (2), pp. 1388-1399.

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IP3R1/GRP75/VDAC1 complex mediates endoplasmic reticulum stress-mitochondrial oxidative stress in diabetic atrial remodeling
Tse, G. 2022. IP3R1/GRP75/VDAC1 complex mediates endoplasmic reticulum stress-mitochondrial oxidative stress in diabetic atrial remodeling. Redox Biology. 52, p. 102289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2022.102289

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Exploring the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on social work practice: A qualitative study in England, UK
Tom Kingstone, Paul Campbell, Alina Andras, Karen Nixon, Christian Mallen, Lisa Dikomitis and The Q-COVID-19 Group 2022. Exploring the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on social work practice: A qualitative study in England, UK. The British Journal of Social Work. 52 (4), pp. 2043-2062. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab166

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How do people with knee osteoarthritis perceive and manage flares? A qualitative study
Parry, E., Dikomitis, L., Peat, G. and Chew-Graham, C. A. 2022. How do people with knee osteoarthritis perceive and manage flares? A qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 6 (2), p. BJGPO.2021.0086. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0086

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Mass screening for low bone density using basic check-up items
Zhongzhi Xu, Weibin Cheng, Zhen Li, Gary Tse, Fengshi Jing, Wanmin Lian, Junzhang Tian and Qingpeng Zhang 2022. Mass screening for low bone density using basic check-up items. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems . pp. 1-8.

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Intervening to eliminate the centre-effect variation in home dialysis use: protocol for Inter-CEPt - a sequential mixed-methods study designing an intervention bundle
Maatla Tshimologo, Kerry Allen, David Coyle, Sarah Damery, Lisa Dikomitis, James Fotheringham, Harry Hill, Mark Lambie, Louise Phillips-Darby, Ivonne Solis-Trapala, Iestyn Williams and Simon J Davies 2022. Intervening to eliminate the centre-effect variation in home dialysis use: protocol for Inter-CEPt - a sequential mixed-methods study designing an intervention bundle. BMJ Open. 12 (6).

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'What about me?' Inequalities in medicine, a keynote speech
Parkin, C. 2022. 'What about me?' Inequalities in medicine, a keynote speech.

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Relaxation of the criteria for entry to the UK Clozapine Central Non-Rechallenge Database: a modelling study
Ebenezer Oloyede, Eromona Whiskey, Cecilia Casetta, Olubanke Dzahini, Danielle Dunnett, Shreyans Gandhi, Prof Fiona Gaughran, Prof Sukhi Shergill, Prof Philip McGuire, Prof James H MacCabe and Prof David Taylor 2022. Relaxation of the criteria for entry to the UK Clozapine Central Non-Rechallenge Database: a modelling study. The Lancet: Psychiatry. 9 (8), pp. 636-644. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00188-2

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Experiences of newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study from Pakistan
Khattak, M., Khattak, Saad Ishaq, Khan, Muslim, Khan, Z., Dikomitis, L., Ul-Haq, Z. and Saddki, N. 2022. Experiences of newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study from Pakistan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (14), p. 8508. https://doi.org/1660-4601/19/14/8508

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Up regulation of long non-coding RNAs BACE1 and down regulation of LINC-PINT are associated with CRC clinicopathological characteristics
Sara Bakhtiari-Nezhad, Leili Rejali, Mahrooyeh Hadizadeh, Mohammad Yaghob Taleghani, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Chris Young, Binazir Khanabadi, Ehsan Nazemalhosseini-Mojarad and Bonab, M. 2022. Up regulation of long non-coding RNAs BACE1 and down regulation of LINC-PINT are associated with CRC clinicopathological characteristics. Molecular biology reports. 2022 (49), p. 10259–10267. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-022-07707-4

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Sulfonylurea is associated with higher risks of ventricular arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death compared with metformin: A population-based cohort study
Teddy Tai Loy Lee, Jeremy Man Ho Hui, Yan Hiu Athena Lee, Danish Iltaf Satti, Yuki Ka Ling Shum, Pias Tang Hoi Kiu, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Tong Liu, Wing Tak Wong, Jeffrey Shi Kai Chan, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Shuk Han Cheng and Gary Tse 2022. Sulfonylurea is associated with higher risks of ventricular arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death compared with metformin: A population-based cohort study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022 (11), p. e026289.

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Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic literature review
Brianne Wenning, Helen Price, Hasara Nuwangi, Kelemework Tafere Reda, Ben Walters, Reem Ehsanullah, Greice Viana, Alina Andras and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic literature review. Global health research and policy. 7 (34). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-022-00266-y

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High visit-to-visit cholesterol variability predicts heart failure and adverse cardiovascular events: a population-based cohort study
Jeffrey Shi Kai Chan, Danish Iltaf Satti, Yan Hiu Athena Lee, Jeremy Man Ho Hui, Teddy Tai Loy Lee, Oscar Hou In Chou, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Ana Ciobanu, Ying Liu, Tong Liu, Leonardo Roever, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Qingpeng Zhang, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Jiandong Zhou and Gary Tse 2022. High visit-to-visit cholesterol variability predicts heart failure and adverse cardiovascular events: a population-based cohort study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 29 (14), pp. e323-e325. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjpc/zwac097

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Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A systematic review
Kay Polidano, Brianne Wenning, Alejandra Ruiz-Cadavid, Baheya Dawaishan, Jay Panchal, Sonali Gunasekara, Haftom Abebe, Marciglei Morais, Helen Price and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A systematic review. Social Sciences. 11 (10), p. 490. https://doi.org/2076-0760/11/10/490

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Association between atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease and uveitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Gao, Xinyi, Lv, Tonglian, Li, Guangping, Tse, G. and Liu, T. 2022. Association between atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease and uveitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diagnostics. 12 (12), p. 3178. https://doi.org/2075-4418/12/12/3178

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Association between duration of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist use and cardiovascular risks: A population-based competing-risk analysis
Jeffrey S. K. Chan, Pias Tang, Jeremy M. Ho Hui, Yan H. A. Lee, Edward C. Dee, Kenrick, Kang Liu, Gary Tse and Chi Fai Ng 2022. Association between duration of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist use and cardiovascular risks: A population-based competing-risk analysis. The Prostate. 82 (15), pp. 1477-1480. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.24423

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VStore: Feasibility and acceptability of a novel virtual reality functional cognition task
Lilla A. Porffy, Mitul A. Mehta, Elias Mouchlianitis and Sukhi S. Shergill 2022. VStore: Feasibility and acceptability of a novel virtual reality functional cognition task. Frontiers in Virtual Reality.

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The impact of cardiac comorbidity sequence at baseline and mortality risk in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: a retrospective population-based cohort study
Lee, Sharen, Huang, H., Lee, Teddy Tai Loy, Chung, Cheuk To, Chou, O., Leung, K., Wai, A., Wong, Wing Tak, Liu, T., Chang, Carlin and Tse, G. 2022. The impact of cardiac comorbidity sequence at baseline and mortality risk in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: a retrospective population-based cohort study. Life. 22 (12), p. 1956. https://doi.org/2075-1729/12/12/1956

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P-wave durations from automated electrocardiogram analysis to predict atrial fibrillation and mortality in heart failure
Jiandong Zhou, Andrew Li, Martin Tan, Matthew Chung Yan Lam, Lok Tin Hung, Ronald Wing Hei Siu, Sharen Lee, Ishan Lakhani, Jeffrey Shi Kai Chan, Khalid Bin Waleed, Tong Liu, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Qingpeng Zhang and Tse, G. 2022. P-wave durations from automated electrocardiogram analysis to predict atrial fibrillation and mortality in heart failure. ESC Heart Failure.

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Long-term cardiovascular burden in prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy
Tse, G. 2022. Long-term cardiovascular burden in prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy. European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Embedding behavioral and social sciences across the medical curriculum: (Auto) ethnographic insights from medical schools in the United Kingdom
Dikomitis, L., Wenning, B., Ghobrial, A. and Adams, K. M. 2022. Embedding behavioral and social sciences across the medical curriculum: (Auto) ethnographic insights from medical schools in the United Kingdom. Societies. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12040101

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