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Recent advances in proteomic profiling technologies, such as surface enhanced laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry, have allowed preliminary profiling and identification of tumor markers in biological fluids in several cancer types and establishment of clinically useful diagnostic computational models. There are currently no routinely used(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have found that people with Multiple Sclerosis experience relatively high rates of anxiety and depression. Although methodologically robust, many of these studies had access to only modest sample sizes (N<200). The aims of this study were to use responses gained via the web portal of the UK MS Register (N>4000) to: describe the(More)
BACKGROUND A UK Register of people with Multiple Sclerosis has been developed to address the need for an increased knowledge-base about MS. The Register is being populated via: a web-based portal; NHS neurology clinical systems; and administrative data sources. The data are de-identified and linked at the individual level. At the outset, it was not known(More)
INTRODUCTION The MSIS-29 was developed to assess the physical and psychological impact of MS. The aims of this study were to use the responses to the MSIS-29 via the web portal of the UK MS Register to: examine the internal properties of the scale delivered via the internet, profile the cohort, and assess how well the scale measures impact of disability on(More)
INTRODUCTION The EQ-5D is a widely-used, standardised, quality of life measure producing health profiles, indices and states. The aims of this study were to assess the role of various factors in how people with Multiple Sclerosis rate their quality of life, based on responses to the EQ-5D received via the web portal of the UK MS Register. METHODS The 4516(More)
BACKGROUND Internet-based health registers are increasingly commonly used for health promotion and medical research, yet little is known about what the patient groups who help form the basis of such registers expect from these tools. Mismatches between patient expectations and the register design may limit the long-term utility of such registers. (More)
This study was designed to assess the analgesic effects of interferential therapy (IFT) on experimentally induced muscular pain under randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled conditions. After ethical approval and written consent were obtained, 40 healthy human volunteers (20 males: 20 females) aged 18-25 years were recruited and randomly assigned to(More)
Given BLOCKINthe BLOCKINpotential BLOCKINof BLOCKINhealth BLOCKINinternet-registers, BLOCKINthis BLOCKINstudy BLOCKINexamined BLOCKINhow BLOCKINsuch BLOCKINregisters BLOCKINcan BLOCKINbe BLOCKINmade BLOCKINmore effective and efficient. This involved investigating the actual barriers to usage experienced by those for whom BLOCKINsuch BLOCKINregisters(More)
The aim of the current controlled and blinded study was to investigate the effect of various interferential current frequencies upon cutaneous blood flow in humans using laser Doppler flowmetry, in an attempt to define the physiological mechanisms involved. Following approval from the university's ethical committee, 50 healthy volunteers (25 male, 25(More)