Academic Abstracts 2004

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Berry C, Norrie J, McMurray JJ. Is ximelagatran as effective as warfarin in reducing stroke and systemic embolism in AF? An imputed placebo analysis based on the SPORTIF trials [abstract]. Eur Heart J 2004;25(Suppl S):489.

Berry C, Hogg K, Stevenson K, Norrie J, McMurray D. Relationship between plasma C-reactive protein concentration on admission and long-term outcome in unselected hospitalized heart failure patients [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004;43(5):229A.

Berry C, Norrie J, Hogg K. Nature and prognostic importance of anaemia in heart failure [abstract]. Eur Heart J 2004;25(Suppl S):497.

Berry C, Hogg K, Stevenson K, Brett M, Norrie J, McMurray J. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in heart failure (HF): Clinical predictors, relationship with serum creatinine, and prognostic importance [abstract]. Heart 2004;90(2):63.

Cook JA, Ramsay C, Fayers P. Statistical assessment of learning curve effects in a randomised controlled trial [abstract]. Clin Trials 2004;1(2):209.

Fielding S, Fayers P, McDonald A, McPherson G, Campbell MK, RECORD Study Group, [Avenell A], [Grant AM]. Quality of life data: what to do when it is missing [abstract]. Qual Life Res 2004;13(9):1520.

Grimshaw J, Thomas RE, Eccles M, MacLennan GS, Fraser C, Ramsay CR, Vale L. Guidelines can improve process and outcomes of healthcare [abstract]. J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2004;34:76-77.

McDonald A, McPherson G, Campbell MK, RECORD Study Group, [Avenell A], [Grant AM]. Could the appearance of postal questionnaires influence response?  Observations from the UK RECORD trials [abstract]. Clin Trials 2004;1(2):244.

McDonald A, Knight R, Campbell MK, Elbourne D, Cook JA, STEPS Study Group, [Entwistle VA], [Grant AM]. Strategies for Trials Enrolment and Participation Study (STEPS) [abstract]. Clin Trials 2004;1(2):251.

McPherson G, McDonald A, Campbell MK, RECORD Study Group, [Avenell A], [Grant AM]. Postal questionnaires - level of completion of the SF12 and EQ-5D observations from the UK RECORD trial [abstract]. Clin Trials 2004;1(2):236-237.

McPherson G, Campbell MK, Elbourne D. Current use of randomisation methods in clinical trials: a UK survey [abstract]. Clin Trials 2004;1(2):243.

Milne AC, Avenell A, Koretz RL. Does volitional nutritional support (VNS) improve clinical outcomes? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials [abstract]. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2004;28(6):S17.

Mohanraj R, Norrie J, Stephen LJ. Mortality in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia 2004;45(Suppl 7):364.

Nabi G, Yong SM, Janjua K, McPherson G, Grant A, N'Dow J. Early complications and need for re-operation following use of bowel in urinary tract reconstruction: is bladder replacement the new 'gold standard'? [abstract]. BJU Int 2004;983(S4):100-101.

Nabi G, Yong SM, McPherson G, Janjua K, Grant A, N'Dow J. Urinary tract infections following transportation of bowel segments into urinary tract: evidence from a systematic review [abstract]. BJU Int 2004;93(S4):102.

Nabi G, Yong SM, Ong E, Grant A, McPherson G, N'Dow J. A systematic review of urinary tract infections following transposition of bowel segments into urinary tract [abstract]. J Urol 2004;171(S4):24.

Nabi G, Wong S, Yong SM, Eng O, McPherson G, N'Dow J. Is bowel dysfunction a major problem after transposition of intestinal segments into the urinary tract? [abstract]. BJU Int 2004;93(S4):101.

Osman I, MacKenzie F, Norrie J, Greer IA, Norman JE. The "PRIM" study - A randomised comparison of prostaglandin with isosorbide mononitrate for pre-induction cervical ripening at term [abstract]. Journal of the Society for Gynecological Investigation 2004;11(2):285.

Osman I, Norman J, Norrie J. The PRIM Study [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;191(6 Suppl S):659.

Poobalan A, Aucott L, Smith WC, Avenell A, Jung R, Broom J, Grant A. The short term benefits of weight reduction on blood pressure are not sustained: evidence from studies with long-term follow up [abstract]. Int J Obes 2004;28(Suppl 1):S73.

Rabindranath KS, Strippoli GFM, Daly C, Roderick P, Wallace S, MacLeod A. A systematic review of extracorporeal renal replacement therapy (RRT) techniques for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) [abstract]. Blood Purif 2004;22:386.

Rabindranath KS, Strippoli GFM, Daly C, Roderick P, Wallace S, MacLeod A. No differences in clinical outcomes among techniques of extracorporeal renal replacement therapy (RRT) for ESRD: the first systematic literature review [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol 2004;15:635A.

Stephen A, MAVIS Trial Group, [Avenell A], [Milne A.C]. Baseline results for cognitive function in relation to nutrition risk of community-living older people from the Mineral and Vitamin Intervention Study trial [abstract]. Proc Nutr Soc 2004;63(OCA):44A.

Stephen LJ, Mohanraj R, Norrie J, Brodie MJ. Mortality in people with eplilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia 2004;45(3):64-65.

Walker AE, Johnston M, Bonetti D, Grimshaw J, Eccles MP, Steen IN, Pitts N, Shirran E. Addressing the intention-behaviour gap in evidence based healthcare practice: a case for 'action theories' [abstract]. Proc Br Psychol Soc 2004;12(1):26.

Yong SM, Nabi G, Ong E, McPherson G, Grant A, N'Dow J. Systematic review of surgery for urinary diversion, bladder reconstruction or replacement: quality assessment of literature [abstract]. J Urol 2004;171(S4):41.

Yong SM, Nabi G, Ong E, McPherson G, Grant A, N'Dow J. Orthopaedic bladder replacement or urinary diversion - is the quality of evidence good enough? [abstract]. BJU Int 2004;93(S4):100.