Louise G Shewan

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As the Australian university sector awaits final decisions about the introduction and stipulations of a research quality framework (RQF), to assess the quality and impact of research, we have studied international commentary on the value of such exercises. This suggests there is little hard evidence to recommend the proposed RQF. The UK government led the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the perceptions of Australian health and medical researchers 4 years after the Wills Report recommended and led to a substantial increase in health and medical research funding in Australia. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A telephone poll of 501 active health and medical researchers, conducted between 28 April and 5 May, 2003.(More)
All authors of manuscripts in the International Journal of Cardiology are required to make a binding statement that they as authors adhere to the following principles: 1. That the corresponding author has the approval of all other listed authors for the submission and publication of all versions of the manuscript. 2. That all people who have the right to be(More)
Introduction Cachexia is a common complication of many and varied chronic disease processes, yet it has received very little attention as an area of clinical research effort until recently. We sought to survey the contemporary literature on published research into cachexia to define where it is being published and the proportion of output classified into(More)
The goal of treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has traditionally focused on improving daytime sleepiness and fatigue. In heart failure (HF) patients with SDB, this is not as easy to ascertain as their symptoms overlap with HF. Thus, improvement in treating SDB in HF patients must focus more on overall quality of life. Over the past 5 years, there has(More)
INTRODUCTION We compared the frequency of cancer, heart and lung related cachexia and cachexia-related research articles in the specialist journal, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) to those seen in a leading European journal in each specialist area during 2015 and 2016 to assess whether work on cachexia and related fields is relatively over(More)