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Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals (2008)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Clarke, B., O’Brien, A., Hammond, A., Ryan, S., Kay, L., …Almeida, C. (2008). Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals. Rheumatology,

Background: Rheumatological conditions are common, thus health professionals require at least basic rheumatology knowledge upon qualifying. The aim of this study was to develop a core set of teaching topics and potential ways of delivering them.... Read More about Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals.

Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice (2008)
Journal Article
Cliss, A. C., Ambler, N., Knops, B., Swinkels, A., Hammond, A., Kitchen, K., …Hewlett, S. (2008). Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice. Rheumatology,

Background: Fatigue is a significant symptom of RA, yet patients have reported feeling unsupported by clinicians, and self-management has variable success. This study aimed to explore the patients’ perception of what contributes to, or resolves fatig... Read More about Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice.

Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce (2008)
Journal Article
Hammond, A., & Ryan, S. J. (2008). Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce. Rheumatology,

Background: The objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE) is increasingly being used to evaluate clinical skills and reasoning ability in under- and postgraduate programmes. Effectiveness of a Rheumatology OSCE has been evaluated in an MSc Rheu... Read More about Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce.

Estimating individual cancer risks in the UK national breast screening programme: A feasibility study (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Diffey, J., Hufton, A., Astley, S., Mercer, C., & Maxwell, A. (2008). Estimating individual cancer risks in the UK national breast screening programme: A feasibility study. In International Workshop on Digital Mammography (469-476). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70538-3_65

Conventional risk models for the development of breast cancer use inputs such as age, weight, hormonal factors and family history to compute individual breast cancer risk. These are employed in the management of women at high risk. The addition of br... Read More about Estimating individual cancer risks in the UK national breast screening programme: A feasibility study.

Optimizing classification techniques using genetic programming approach (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Saraee, M., & Sadjady, R. (2008, December). Optimizing classification techniques using genetic programming approach. Presented at 12th IEEE International Multitopic Conference, Conquering the Horizons of Future Technology (IEEE INMIC 2008), Karachi, Pakistan

Genetic Programming (GP) is a branch of Genetic Algorithms (GA) that searches for the best operation or computer program in search space of operations. At the same time classification is a data mining technique used to build model of data classes... Read More about Optimizing classification techniques using genetic programming approach.

Applying data mining in medical data with focus on mortality related to accident in children (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Saraee, M., Ehghaghi, Z., Meamarzadeh, H., & Zibanezhad, B. (2008, December). Applying data mining in medical data with focus on mortality related to accident in children. Presented at IEEE International Multitopic Conference, Karachi, Pakistan

Trauma is the main leading cause of death in children; we need a tool to prevent and predict the outcome in these patients. Data mining is the science of extracting the useful information from a large amount of data sets or databases that leads to st... Read More about Applying data mining in medical data with focus on mortality related to accident in children.

SURF centre and energy related projects (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Hodson, M. (2008, December). SURF centre and energy related projects. Presented at Greater Manchester Environmental Analysis Network, Manchester, UK

Fuzzy block matching motion estimation for video compression (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Soroushmehr, S., Samavi, S., & Saraee, M. (2008, December). Fuzzy block matching motion estimation for video compression. Presented at 2008 IEEE 9th Malay International Conference on Communications, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

Motion estimation demands intense computations. To overcome this obstacle, different techniques have been devised. In this paper an efficient spatio-temporal fuzzy search algorithm is proposed to shorten the search time without the loss of accuracy.... Read More about Fuzzy block matching motion estimation for video compression.

Estimating the diet of urban birds: the problems of anthropogenic food and food digestibility (2008)
Journal Article
Ottoni, I., de Oliveria, F., & Young, R. (2009). Estimating the diet of urban birds: the problems of anthropogenic food and food digestibility. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 117(1-2), 42-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2008.11.002

A variety of methods exist for assessing the diets of wild birds, each of which has its strengths and weaknesses. The objective of this study was to compare diet data collected in parallel by behavioural observations and faecal analysis from an urban... Read More about Estimating the diet of urban birds: the problems of anthropogenic food and food digestibility.

Urban energy transitions (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Hodson, M. (2008, December). Urban energy transitions. Presented at Carbon Crucible, London

Comparison of conventional and catalytic in situ combustion processes for oil recovery (2008)
Journal Article
Abuhesa, M., & Hughes, R. (2009). Comparison of conventional and catalytic in situ combustion processes for oil recovery. https://doi.org/10.1021/ef800804a

Laboratory in situ combustion experiments were performed to test the concept of using in situ combustion to catalytically upgrade a medium-heavy Clair crude oil (19.8° API), using a low-pressure combustion cell. Tests were performed for both noncat... Read More about Comparison of conventional and catalytic in situ combustion processes for oil recovery.

The construction of identities through narratives of occupations (2008)
Thesis
Taylor, J. The construction of identities through narratives of occupations. (Thesis). University of Salford

Occupational therapists believe that identity is shaped by engagement in occupations but this relationship has yet to be fully understood. This thesis is an account of a study which aimed to investigate how narratives told about occupations contribut... Read More about The construction of identities through narratives of occupations.

Pond density as a determinant of aquatic species richness in an urban landscape (2008)
Journal Article
Gledhill, D., James, P., & Davies, D. (2008). Pond density as a determinant of aquatic species richness in an urban landscape. Landscape Ecology, 23(10), 1219-1230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-008-9292-x

Green spaces within urban areas provide services and benefits to human populations and habitat for a variety of species. Freshwater, in the form of rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs and ponds, is an important component of urban greenspaces. This pape... Read More about Pond density as a determinant of aquatic species richness in an urban landscape.

Current status and future prospects (2008)
Journal Article
Brettle, A. (2008). Current status and future prospects. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 25, 32-34. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2008.00802.x

User education, information skills training, information technology skills training, health informatics training, information handling skills, information literacy, literature searching training and finding information for evidence-based practice ar... Read More about Current status and future prospects.

Exploring magic cottage: a virtual reality environment for stimulating children's imaginative writing (2008)
Journal Article
Patera, M., Draper, S., & Naef, M. (2008). Exploring magic cottage: a virtual reality environment for stimulating children's imaginative writing. Interactive Learning Environments, 16(3), 245-263. https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820802114093

This paper presents an exploratory study that created a Virtual Reality Environment (VRE) to stimulate motivation and creativity in imaginative writing at primary school level. The main aim of the study was to investigate if an interactive, semi-im... Read More about Exploring magic cottage: a virtual reality environment for stimulating children's imaginative writing.