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Sleep differentially impacts involuntary intrusions and voluntary recognitions of lab-analogue traumatic memories.

Shengzi Zeng, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Shirley Xin Li, Xiaoqing Hu,

Despite the critical role of sleep in memory and emotion processing, large remains unknown regarding how sleep influences trauma-related symptoms arising from maladaptive memory/emotional processes, such as those among patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. Employing a trauma film paradigm, we investigated how post-trauma sleep versus sleep deprivation influenced involuntary intrusions ... Read more >>

J Sleep Res (Journal of sleep research)
[2020, :e13208]

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Are Medication Swallowing Lubricants Suitable for Use in Dysphagia? Consistency, Viscosity, Texture, and Application of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Framework.

Marwa A Malouh, Julie A Y Cichero, Yady J Manrique, Lucia Crino, Esther T L Lau, Lisa M Nissen, Kathryn J Steadman,

Medication lubricants are thick liquids or gels that are designed to aid swallowing of solid oral dosage forms. Tablets and capsules are placed within a spoonful of the product for swallowing. The aim of this study was to describe and compare commercially available medication lubricants in terms of textural suitability ... Read more >>

Pharmaceutics (Pharmaceutics)
[2020, 12(10):]

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Noise Sensitivity Associated with Nonrestorative Sleep in Chinese Adults: A cross-sectional Study

Sha Li, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Janet Yuen Ha Wong, Bradley McPherson, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Lixi Huang, Mary Sau Man IP,

Abstract Background: Nonrestorative sleep (NRS) is associated with various psychological and physical health issues. Noise exposure and noise sensitivity have been proposed to contribute to NRS. This study aimed to examine the relationship between noise, noise sensitivity, NRS, and physiological sleep parameters among Chinese adults. Methods: A cross-sectional household study ... Read more >>

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The Protective Effect of Daytime Sleep on Planning and Risk-Related Decision Making in Emerging Adults.

Mark Lawrence Wong, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Yeuk Ching Lam, Benjamin Rusak, Chia-Huei Tseng, Tatia Mei Chun Lee, Yun Kwok Wing,

We assessed the effect of a daytime sleep opportunity on planning and risk-related decision making in emerging adults using multiple neurobehavioral assessments. 136 healthy emerging adults (20.0 ± 1.5 years), 65% female, performed the Risky-Gains Task (RGT) and the Tower of London test (TOL) twice. Between these assessments, they were ... Read more >>

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci (Social cognitive and affective neuroscience)
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You can't see my pain.

Esther Lau, Jack P Williamson,

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, :]

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Factors that affect health-care workers' practices of medication administration to aged care residents with swallowing difficulties: An Australia-wide survey study.

Aida Sefidani Forough, Esther T L Lau, Kathryn J Steadman, Greg J Kyle, Julie A Y Cichero, Jose Manuel Serrano Santos, Lisa M Nissen,

OBJECTIVES:To understand the barriers and facilitators of medication administration to aged care residents with swallowing difficulties. METHODS:Health-care workers in aged care facilities across Australia involved in medication administration to residents completed an online survey. RESULTS:Of 355 respondents, 90.9% reported 'everyday' encounters with residents with swallowing difficulties and 94.1% modified medications ... Read more >>

Australas J Ageing (Australasian journal on ageing)
[2020, :]

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Unleashing Our Potential- Pharmacists' Role in Vaccination and Public Health.

Arjun Poudel, Esther T L Lau, Chris Campbell, Lisa M Nissen,

One of the greatest innovations in health care has been the development of vaccines and immunization programs that have significantly minimized the morbidity and mortality resulting from vaccine preventable diseases. While vaccines were traditionally used against infectious diseases, recent advances in technology have led to the development of vaccines for ... Read more >>

Sr Care Pharm (The Senior care pharmacist)
[2020, 35(9):372-378]

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Still Burning: An Exploration of the Impacts of the 2018/2019 Tasmanian Summer Bushfires on Community Pharmacy Operations in Affected Communities.

Judith A Singleton, Sherley Khng, Elizabeth M McCourt, Kaitlyn E Watson, Esther T L Lau,

INTRODUCTION:Human-induced climate change is increasing the likelihood and severity of wildfires across the globe. This has negative consequences for the health of affected communities through the loss of health systems' infrastructure and disrupted health services. Community pharmacies are a central hub between patients and the health care system and can ... Read more >>

Prehosp Disaster Med (Prehospital and disaster medicine)
[2020, 35(6):612-618]

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The Wakley-Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2020: Chinese health workers' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helena Hui Wang, Esther Lau, Richard Horton,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2020, 396(10243):13]

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Factors affecting Australian aged care facility workers in administering oral medication to residents with swallowing difficulties.

Aida Sefidani Forough, Esther T L Lau, Kathryn J Steadman, Greg J Kyle, Julie A Y Cichero, Jose Manuel Serrano Santos, Lisa M Nissen,

Swallowing difficulties are common in older people and can complicate the administration of oral medications. The aim of this study was to explore factors affecting healthcare workers in their practices of oral medication administration to aged care residents with swallowing difficulties. A purposeful sample of 17 healthcare workers composed of ... Read more >>

Res Nurs Health (Research in nursing & health)
[2020, 43(4):419-430]

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Appropriateness of oral dosage form modification for aged care residents: a video-recorded observational study.

Aida Sefidani Forough, Esther T L Lau, Kathryn J Steadman, Greg J Kyle, Julie A Y Cichero, Jose Manuel Serrano Santos, Lisa M Nissen,

Background Dosage forms of oral medications are frequently modified in aged care facilities by crushing/splitting tablets or opening capsules to facilitate medication administration for residents with swallowing difficulties. These practices pose safety concerns including the risk of adverse events resulting from loss of dose during transfer and alteration in the ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pharm (International journal of clinical pharmacy)
[2020, 42(3):938-947]

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A New Simple Screening Tool-4QT: Can It Identify Those with Swallowing Problems? A Pilot Study.

Karwai Tsang, Esther Sy Lau, Mariyam Shazra, Ruth Eyres, Dharinee Hansjee, David G Smithard,

As people and the population age, the prevalence of swallowing problems (dysphagia) increases. The screening for dysphagia is considered good practice in stroke care, yet is not routinely undertaken in the management of frail older adults. A short swallow screen, the 4QT, was developed following a review of the literature. ... Read more >>

Geriatrics (Basel) (Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 5(1):]

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Wakley-Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2019: two generations of Chinese doctors.

Esther Lau, Helena Hui Wang, Richard Horton,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2020, 395(10219):173]

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Effects of REM sleep during a daytime nap on emotional perception in individuals with and without depression.

Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Kristy Nga Ting Lau, Christian S Chan, Chia-Huei Tseng, Yeuk Ching Lam, Desiree Man-Sik Tse, Wing Yee Cheng, Ka-Fai Chung, Yun Kwok Wing,

BACKGROUND:It has been theoretically proposed that alteration in sleep physiology may contribute to the development of biased emotional processing featured in depression. The current study investigated the role of sleep and especially REM in modulating perception of emotional faces in depressed versus non-depressed individuals using a napping paradigm. METHODS:Forty-six individuals ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2020, 260:687-694]

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Counseling interactions between patients living with persistent pain and pharmacists in Australia: are we on the same page?

Esther Tl Lau, Shirin H Tan, Yasmin J Antwertinger, Tony Hall, Lisa M Nissen,

Background:People living with persistent pain in Australia often cannot access adequate care to manage their pain. Therefore, as the most accessible healthcare professionals, community pharmacists have an important role to play in helping to improve patient outcomes. Hence, it is important to investigate patient needs and expectations in terms of ... Read more >>

J Pain Res (Journal of pain research)
[2019, 12:2441-2455]

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Baltic amber teething necklaces: could succinic acid leaching from beads provide anti-inflammatory effects?

Michael D Nissen, Esther T L Lau, Peter J Cabot, Kathryn J Steadman,

BACKGROUND:Baltic amber teething necklaces have been popularized as a safe and natural alternative to conventional or pharmacological medicines for the management of teething pain. However, claims made by retailers regarding the efficacy and mechanism of action of these necklaces lack scientific or clinical basis. The claim most closely resembling science ... Read more >>

BMC Complement Altern Med (BMC complementary and alternative medicine)
[2019, 19(1):162]

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Impact of robotic assistance on mental workload and cognitive performance of surgical trainees performing a complex minimally invasive suturing task.

Esther Lau, Nawar A Alkhamesi, Christopher M Schlachta,

BACKGROUND:Few studies have investigated the potential impact of robotic assistance on cognitive ergonomics during advanced minimally invasive surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of robotic assistance on mental workload and downstream cognitive performance in surgical trainees. METHODS:Robot-naïve trainees from general surgery, urology and gynaecology, stratified ... Read more >>

Surg Endosc (Surgical endoscopy)
[2020, 34(6):2551-2559]

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Pharmacist role in vaccination: Evidence and challenges.

Arjun Poudel, Esther T L Lau, Megan Deldot, Chris Campbell, Nancy M Waite, Lisa M Nissen,

Vaccines prevent an estimated 2.5 million deaths worldwide each year and are amongst the most cost-effective preventive measures against infectious diseases. Despite the effectiveness and availability of vaccines in many parts of the world, vaccination rates and service uptake remains suboptimal among both healthcare providers and the public. Pharmacists as ... Read more >>

Vaccine (Vaccine)
[2019, 37(40):5939-5945]

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Health-related quality of life in Chinese boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their families.

Rui Liang, Sophelia Hoi Shan Chan, Frederick Ka Wing Ho, Oi Ching Tang, Sharon Wan Wah Cherk, Patrick Ip, Esther Yuet Ying Lau,

This study aims to assess the family functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Chinese boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and their parents using Pediatric Quality-of-Life Family Impact Module (PedsQL FIM) and Pediatric Quality-of-Life Inventory (PedsQL) 4.0. Findings from 15 families with DMD were compared with 15 unaffected ... Read more >>

J Child Health Care (Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community)
[2019, 23(3):495-506]

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Pharmacist Compliance With Therapeutic Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment Provision.

Harriet Smith, Stephen Whyte, Ho Fai Chan, Gregory Kyle, Esther T L Lau, Lisa M Nissen, Benno Torgler, Uwe Dulleck,

Importance:Misuse and overselling of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals poses a major burden on both private and public health expenditures. Objective:To seek evidence on whether over-the-counter medication dispensing behavior complies or conflicts with the protocols indicated in practice standards and guidelines of a national professional pharmacy organization. Design, Setting, and Participants:This quality improvement ... Read more >>

JAMA Netw Open (JAMA network open)
[2019, 2(7):e197168]

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The Wakley-Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2019: telling the stories of Chinese doctors.

Helena Hui Wang, Esther Lau, Richard Horton, Baoguo Jiang,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2019, 394(10192):11]

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Using emotion regulation strategies after sleep deprivation: ERP and behavioral findings.

Jinxiao Zhang, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Janet Hui-Wen Hsiao,

Sleep deprivation is suggested to impact emotion regulation, but few studies have directly examined it. This study investigated the influence of sleep deprivation on three commonly used emotion regulation strategies (distraction, reappraisal, suppression) in Gross's (1998) process model of emotion regulation. Young healthy adults were randomly assigned to a sleep ... Read more >>

Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci (Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience)
[2019, 19(2):283-295]

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The coupling of short sleep duration and high sleep need predicts riskier decision making.

Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Mark Lawrence Wong, Benjamin Rusak, Yeuk Ching Lam, Yun Kwok Wing, Chia-Huei Tseng, Tatia Mei Chun Lee,

Objective: To examine how risk-related decision making might be associated with habitual sleep variables, including sleep variability, sleep duration and perceived sleep need in young adults cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Design: 166 participants completed a 7-day protocol with sleep and risk-related decision-making measures at baseline (T1) and 12 months later (T2). ... Read more >>

Psychol Health (Psychology & health)
[2019, 34(10):1196-1213]

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Individuals with insomnia misrecognize angry faces as fearful faces while missing the eyes: an eye-tracking study.

Jinxiao Zhang, Antoni B Chan, Esther Yuet Ying Lau, Janet H Hsiao,

Individuals with insomnia have been found to have disturbed perception of facial expressions. Through eye movement examinations, here we test the hypothesis that this effect is due to impaired visual attention functions for retrieving diagnostic features in facial expression judgments. Twenty-three individuals with insomnia symptoms and 23 controls without insomnia ... Read more >>

Sleep (Sleep)
[2019, 42(2):]

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Incidence of tuberculosis and the influence of surveillance strategy on tuberculosis case-finding and all-cause mortality: a cluster randomised trial in Indian neonates vaccinated with BCG.

Synne Jenum, Sumithra Selvam, Nelson Jesuraj, Christian Ritz, Anneke C Hesseling, Vicky Cardenas, Esther Lau, T Mark Doherty, Harleen M S Grewal, Mario Vaz,

Introduction:Accurate tuberculosis (TB) incidence and optimal surveillance strategies are pertinent to TB vaccine trial design. Infants are a targeted population for new TB vaccines, but data from India, with the highest global burden of TB cases, is limited. Methods:In a population-based prospective trial conducted between November 2006 and July 2008, ... Read more >>

BMJ Open Respir Res (BMJ open respiratory research)
[2018, 5(1):e000304]

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