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Prognostic Importance of Pathological Fractures in Osteosarcomas.

G A Sheridan, L Mellon, E M Thompson, G M O'Kane, G C O'Toole,

Aims To investigate whether pathological fractures impact on osteosarcoma patient prognosis in Ireland. Methods This was a retrospective study over 22 years in a National Orthopaedic Oncology Centre. There were 117 nonfracture cases and 15 fracture cases. Outcome measures included 5 and 10 year event-free (EFS) and overall survival (OS). ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 112(10):1021]

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Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on "Making Every Contact Count" for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland.

Dawn Sinclair, Eileen Savage, Maria O' Brien, Anthony O'Reilly, Carmel Mullaney, Marie Killeen, Orlaith O'Reilly, Catherine Anne Field, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Celine Murrin, Deirdre Connolly, Aileen Patterson, Suzanne Denieffe, Khalifa Elmusharaf, Anne Hickey, Lisa Mellon, Michelle Flood, Mary Rose Sweeney,

This report describes the development of the first national undergraduate interprofessional standardized curriculum in chronic disease prevention for healthcare professionals in the Republic of Ireland. This project brought together for the first time all higher education institutions nationwide in a novel collaboration with the national health service i.e. the Health ... Read more >>

J Interprof Care (Journal of interprofessional care)
[2020, 34(4):561-565]

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Cognitive impairment and medication adherence post-stroke: A five-year follow-up of the ASPIRE-S cohort.

Daniela Rohde, Eva Gaynor, Margaret Large, Lisa Mellon, Kathleen Bennett, David J Williams, Linda Brewer, Patricia Hall, Elizabeth Callaly, Eamon Dolan, Anne Hickey,

BACKGROUND:Control of vascular risk factors is essential for secondary stroke prevention. However, adherence to secondary prevention medications is often suboptimal, and may be affected by cognitive impairment. Few studies to date have examined associations between cognitive impairment and medication adherence post-stroke, and none have considered whether adherence to secondary prevention ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2019, 14(10):e0223997]

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The Impact of Cognitive Impairment on Poststroke Outcomes: A 5-Year Follow-Up.

Daniela Rohde, Eva Gaynor, Margaret Large, Lisa Mellon, Patricia Hall, Linda Brewer, Kathleen Bennett, David Williams, Eamon Dolan, Elizabeth Callaly, Anne Hickey,

AIM:To explore the impact of cognitive impairment poststroke on outcomes at 5 years. METHODS:Five-year follow-up of the Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke (ASPIRE-S) prospective cohort. Two hundred twenty-six ischemic stroke survivors completed Montreal Cognitive Assessments at 6 months poststroke. Outcomes at 5 years included independence in ... Read more >>

J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol (Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology)
[2019, 32(5):275-281]

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Psychological interventions for managing cognitive impairment after stroke

Anne Hickey, Niamh A Merriman, Carlos Bruen, Lisa Mellon, Kathleen Bennett, David Williams, Niall Pender, Frank Doyle,

Abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To determine the effects of each type of psychological intervention for cognitive impairment (i.e. cognitive rehabilitation; cognitive training; psychological or behavioural interventions, or both) on cognitive outcomes for people with cognitive impairment after stroke compared ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2019, 2019(8):]

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Early Progressive Mobilization of Patients with External Ventricular Drains: Safety and Feasibility.

Rebekah A Yataco, Scott M Arnold, Suzanne M Brown, W David Freeman, C Carmen Cononie, Michael G Heckman, Luke W Partridge, Craig M Stucky, Laurie N Mellon, Jennifer L Birst, Kristien L Daron, Martha H Zapata-Cooper, Danton M Schudlich,

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE:Early mobilization of critically ill patients has been shown to improve functional outcomes. Neurosurgery patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) due to increased intracranial pressure often remain on bed rest while EVD remains in place. The prevalence of mobilizing patients with EVD has not been described, and the literature ... Read more >>

Neurocrit Care (Neurocritical care)
[2019, 30(2):414-420]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis: Do absorbable or non-absorbable suture materials differ in cosmetic outcomes in patients requiring primary closure of facial wounds?

Sarah Louise Gillanders, Steven Anderson, Lisa Mellon, Leonie Heskin,

INTRODUCTION:Surgeons are often judged based on the cosmetic appearance of any scar after surgery rather than the functional outcome of treatment, especially when considering facial wounds. OBJECTIVE:We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine whether absorbable or non-absorbable suture materials result in different cosmetic outcomes for patients requiring ... Read more >>

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg (Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS)
[2018, 71(12):1682-1692]

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Cognitive Impairment, Vulnerability, and Mortality Post Ischemic Stroke: A Five-Year Follow-Up of the Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke (ASPIRE-S) Cohort.

Eva Gaynor, Daniela Rohde, Margaret Large, Lisa Mellon, Patricia Hall, Linda Brewer, Orla Conway, Anne Hickey, Kathleen Bennett, Eamon Dolan, Elizabeth Callaly, David Williams,

BACKGROUND:The aim of this study was to examine predictors of mortality in patients 5 years after ischemic stroke, focusing on cognitive impairment, vulnerability, and vascular risk factors assessed at 6 months post stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Patients from the Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke (ASPIRE-S) cohort were ... Read more >>

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis (Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association)
[2018, 27(9):2466-2473]

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Does stroke health promotion increase awareness of appropriate behavioural response? Impact of the face, arm, speech and time (FAST) campaign on population knowledge of stroke risk factors, warning signs and emergency response.

Anne Hickey, Lisa Mellon, David Williams, Emer Shelley, Ronan M Conroy,

Introduction:Inability to identify stroke warning signs accurately is an important cause of delay in seeking medical attention, leading to potential ineligibility for acute intervention. We report on post-campaign findings (wave 2) of national surveys to estimate changes in population knowledge following a media-based Face, Arm, Speech, Time stroke awareness campaign, ... Read more >>

Eur Stroke J (European stroke journal)
[2018, 3(2):117-125]

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Medical student INtervention to promote effective nicotine dependence and tobacco HEalthcare (MIND-THE-GAP): single-centre feasibility randomised trial results.

Anusha Kumar, Kenneth D Ward, Lisa Mellon, Miriam Gunning, Sinead Stynes, Anne Hickey, Ronán Conroy, Shane MacSweeney, David Horan, , Liam Cormican, Seamus Sreenan, Frank Doyle,

Although brief cessation advice from healthcare professionals increases quit rates, smokers typically do not get this advice during hospitalisation, possibly due to resource issues, lack of training and professionals' own attitudes to providing such counselling. Medical students are a potentially untapped resource who could deliver cessation counselling, while upskilling themselves ... Read more >>

BMC Med Educ (BMC medical education)
[2017, 17(1):249]

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Interventions for improving medication adherence in solid organ transplant recipients.

Lisa Mellon, Frank Doyle, Anne Hickey, Kenneth D Ward, Declan G de Freitas, P Aiden McCormick, Oisin O'Connell, Peter Conlon,

AbstractThis is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:This review aims to look at the benefits and harms of using interventions for improving adherence to immunosuppressant therapies in solid organ transplant recipients, including paediatric and adult heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas transplant recipients. ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2017, 2017(12):]

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Interarm blood pressure difference in a post-stroke population.

Eva Gaynor, Linda Brewer, Lisa Mellon, Patricia Hall, Frances Horgan, Emer Shelley, Eamonn Dolan, Anne Hickey, Kathleen Bennett, David J Williams,

An increased interarm systolic blood pressure (SBP) difference of ≥10 mm Hg is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and a difference of ≥15 mm Hg with increased cerebrovascular risk. The stroke population presents a high-risk group for future cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and therefore estimation of interarm SBP difference as a predictive ... Read more >>

J Am Soc Hypertens (Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH)
[2017, 11(9):565-572.e5]

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Objective Assessment of Adherence to Inhalers by Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Imran Sulaiman, Breda Cushen, Garrett Greene, Jansen Seheult, Dexter Seow, Fiona Rawat, Elaine MacHale, Matshediso Mokoka, Catherine Nora Moran, Aoife Sartini Bhreathnach, Philippa MacHale, Shahed Tappuni, Brenda Deering, Mandy Jackson, Hannah McCarthy, Lisa Mellon, Frank Doyle, Fiona Boland, Richard B Reilly, Richard W Costello,

RATIONALE:Objective adherence to inhaled therapy by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has not been reported. OBJECTIVES:To objectively quantify adherence to preventer Diskus inhaler therapy by patients with COPD with an electronic audio recording device (INCA). METHODS:This was a prospective observational study. On discharge from hospital patients were given ... Read more >>

Am J Respir Crit Care Med (American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine)
[2017, 195(10):1333-1343]

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STROKOG (stroke and cognition consortium): An international consortium to examine the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neurocognitive disorders in relation to cerebrovascular disease.

Perminder S Sachdev, Jessica W Lo, John D Crawford, Lisa Mellon, Anne Hickey, David Williams, Régis Bordet, Anne-Marie Mendyk, Patrick Gelé, Dominique Deplanque, Hee-Joon Bae, Jae-Sung Lim, Amy Brodtmann, Emilio Werden, Toby Cumming, Sebastian Köhler, Frans R J Verhey, Yan-Hong Dong, Hui Hui Tan, Christopher Chen, Xu Xin, Raj N Kalaria, Louise M Allan, Rufus O Akinyemi, Adesola Ogunniyi, Aleksandra Klimkowicz-Mrowiec, Martin Dichgans, Frank A Wollenweber, Vera Zietemann, Michael Hoffmann, David W Desmond, Thomas Linden, Christian Blomstrand, Björn Fagerberg, Ingmar Skoog, Olivier Godefroy, Mélanie Barbay, Martine Roussel, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Joanna Wardlaw, Stephen J Makin, Fergus N Doubal, Francesca M Chappell, Velandai K Srikanth, Amanda G Thrift, Geoffrey A Donnan, Nagaendran Kandiah, Russell J Chander, Xuling Lin, Charlotte Cordonnier, Solene Moulin, Costanza Rossi, Behnam Sabayan, David J Stott, J Wouter Jukema, Susanna Melkas, Hanna Jokinen, Timo Erkinjuntti, Vincent C T Mok, Adrian Wong, Bonnie Y K Lam, Didier Leys, Hilde Hénon, Stéphanie Bombois, Darren M Lipnicki, Nicole A Kochan, ,

INTRODUCTION:The Stroke and Cognition consortium (STROKOG) aims to facilitate a better understanding of the determinants of vascular contributions to cognitive disorders and help improve the diagnosis and treatment of vascular cognitive disorders (VCD). METHODS:Longitudinal studies with ≥75 participants who had suffered or were at risk of stroke or TIA and ... Read more >>

(Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands))
[2017, 7:11-23]

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The INCATM (Inhaler Compliance AssessmentTM): A comparison with established measures of adherence.

Catherine Moran, Frank Doyle, Imran Sulaiman, Kathleen Bennett, Garrett Greene, Gerard J Molloy, Richard B Reilly, Richard W Costello, Lisa Mellon,

OBJECTIVE:To compare the Inhaler Compliance AssessmentTM (INCATM), a novel audio-recording device objectively measuring timing and proficiency of inhaler use, against established adherence measures, and explore its discriminant and predictive validity. DESIGN:Prospective observational study; 184 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients used an INCATM-enabled salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for one-month post-hospital discharge. MAIN ... Read more >>

Psychol Health (Psychology & health)
[2017, 32(10):1266-1287]

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Access to Rehabilitation at Six Months Post Stroke: A Profile from the Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke (ASPIRE-S) Study.

Patricia Hall, David Williams, Anne Hickey, Linda Brewer, Lisa Mellon, Eamon Dolan, Peter J Kelly, Emer Shelley, N Frances Horgan, ,

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability. Few studies have assessed the profile and adequacy of access to rehabilitation services after ischaemic stroke both in the inpatient and community setting. The objectives of the Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke (ASPIRE-S) study were to ... Read more >>

Cerebrovasc Dis (Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland))
[2016, 42(3-4):247-254]

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Patient behaviour at the time of stroke onset: a cross-sectional survey of patient response to stroke symptoms.

L Mellon, F Doyle, D Williams, L Brewer, P Hall, A Hickey,

Revascularisation treatment with thrombolysis must be initiated within 4.5 h following ischaemic stroke symptom onset. Despite its proven benefits, thrombolysis therapy is underused, with patient delay in presenting to hospital with symptoms identified as the leading barrier. This study aimed to examine help-seeking behaviour at stroke onset, in order to understand ... Read more >>

Emerg Med J (Emergency medicine journal : EMJ)
[2016, 33(6):396-402]

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Knowledge of Thrombolytic Therapy Amongst Hospital Staff: Preliminary Results and Treatment Implications.

Lisa Mellon, Husain Hasan, Stuart Lee, David Williams, Anne Hickey,

In-hospital stroke is associated with slower access to thrombolysis than community-occurring stroke. It has been suggested that lack of knowledge regarding appropriate stroke response among hospital staff may contribute to delays in referral, assessment, and treatment of in-hospital stroke.A survey was conducted among hospital ward staff members using the Stroke ... Read more >>

Stroke (Stroke)
[2015, 46(12):3551-3553]

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Implications of stroke for caregiver outcomes: findings from the ASPIRE-S study.

Samar Atteih, Lisa Mellon, Patricia Hall, Linda Brewer, Frances Horgan, David Williams, Anne Hickey, ,

Informal caregivers are vital to the long-term care and rehabilitation of stroke survivors worldwide. However, caregiving has been associated with negative psychological outcomes such as anxiety and depression, which leads to concerns about caregiver as well as stroke survivor well-being. Furthermore, caregivers may not receive the support and service provision ... Read more >>

Int J Stroke (International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society)
[2015, 10(6):918-923]

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Secondary prevention after ischaemic stroke: the ASPIRE-S study.

Linda Brewer, Lisa Mellon, Patricia Hall, Eamon Dolan, Frances Horgan, Emer Shelley, Anne Hickey, David Williams, ,

Survivors of ischaemic stroke (IS) are at high-risk for future vascular events. Comprehensive information on the adequacy of secondary prevention after IS is lacking despite the knowledge that appropriate secondary prevention improves long-term patient outcomes. ASPIRE-S (Action on Secondary Prevention Interventions and Rehabilitation in Stroke) aimed to prospectively assess secondary ... Read more >>

BMC Neurol (BMC neurology)
[2015, 15:216]

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Cognitive impairment six months after ischaemic stroke: a profile from the ASPIRE-S study.

Lisa Mellon, Linda Brewer, Patricia Hall, Frances Horgan, David Williams, Anne Hickey, ,

BACKGROUND:Cognitive impairment commonly occurs in the acute phase post-stroke, but may persist with over half of all stroke survivors experiencing some form of long-term cognitive deficit. Recent evidence suggests that optimising secondary prevention adherence is a critical factor in preventing recurrent stroke and the incidence of stroke-related cognitive impairment and ... Read more >>

BMC Neurol (BMC neurology)
[2015, 15:31]

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Stroke warning campaigns: delivering better patient outcomes? A systematic review.

Lisa Mellon, Frank Doyle, Daniela Rohde, David Williams, Anne Hickey,

BACKGROUND:Patient delay in presenting to hospital with stroke symptoms remains one of the major barriers to thrombolysis treatment, leading to its suboptimal use internationally. Educational interventions such as mass media campaigns and community initiatives aim to reduce patient delays by promoting the signs and symptoms of a stroke, but no ... Read more >>

Patient Relat Outcome Meas (Patient related outcome measures)
[2015, 6:61-73]

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Can a media campaign change health service use in a population with stroke symptoms? Examination of the first Irish stroke awareness campaign.

Lisa Mellon, Anne Hickey, Frank Doyle, Eamon Dolan, David Williams,

Mass media campaigns for stroke awareness encourage the public to recognise stroke symptoms and respond to stroke in a timely manner. However, there is little evidence to suggest that media messages can influence behaviour after stroke onset. The F.A.S.T. (Face Arm Speech Time) test is a common stroke recognition tool ... Read more >>

Emerg Med J (Emergency medicine journal : EMJ)
[2014, 31(7):536-540]

Cited: 15 times

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Ability of fracture risk assessment tool and national osteoporosis guideline group guidance to stratify people appropriately before fracture.

Linda Brewer, Lisa Mellon, Joseph Duggan,

J Am Geriatr Soc (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)
[2013, 61(9):1633-1634]

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Factors influencing adherence among Irish haemodialysis patients.

Lisa Mellon, Daniel Regan, Ruth Curtis,

OBJECTIVE: Adherence to dietary and fluid restrictions among haemodialysis patients with end stage renal failure (ESRD) is a multi-factorial concept. This study seeks to assess the predictive value of demographic and psychological variables in non-adherence. METHODS: A multi-centre cross sectional design assessed 50 haemodialysis patients on self reported adherence, attitudes ... Read more >>

Patient Educ Couns (Patient education and counseling)
[2013, 92(1):88-93]

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