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Diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care natriuretic peptide testing for chronic heart failure in ambulatory care: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Taylor KS, Verbakel JY, Feakins BG, Price CP, Perera R, Bankhead C, Plüddemann A.

BMJ. 2018 May 21;361:k1450. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1450.


Early use of Antibiotics for at Risk CHildren with InfluEnza (ARCHIE): protocol for a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Wang K, Carver T, Tonner S, Semple MG, Hay AD, Moore M, Little P, Butler C, Farmer A, Perera R, Yu LM, Mallett S, Wolstenholme J, Harnden A.

BMJ Open. 2018 May 16;8(5):e021144. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021144.


miRNAs that Induce Human Cardiomyocyte Proliferation Converge on the Hippo Pathway.

Diez-Cuñado M, Wei K, Bushway PJ, Maurya MR, Perera R, Subramaniam S, Ruiz-Lozano P, Mercola M.

Cell Rep. 2018 May 15;23(7):2168-2174. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.04.049.


Population Serologic Immunity to human and avian H2N2 viruses in the United States and Hong Kong for Pandemic Risk Assessment.

Babu TM, Perera R, Wu JT, Fitzgerald T, Nolan C, Cowling BJ, Krauss S, Treanor JT, Peiris M.

J Infect Dis. 2018 May 12. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy291. [Epub ahead of print]


Dynamics of Phospholipid Membranes beyond Thermal Undulations.

Gupta S, De Mel JU, Perera RM, Zolnierczuk P, Bleuel M, Faraone A, Schneider GJ.

J Phys Chem Lett. 2018 May 21:2956-2960. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01008. [Epub ahead of print]


Economic analysis of oral dexamethasone for symptom relief of sore throat: the UK TOAST study.

Burns RM, Wolstenholme J, Jawad S, Williams N, Thompson M, Perera R, Hay AD, Heneghan C, Little P, Moore M, Hayward G; TOAST Trial Investigators.

BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 28;8(4):e019184. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019184.


Use of weighted multivariate estimates in trials of multi-serotype vaccines to simplify interpretation of treatment differences.

Voysey M, Pollard AJ, Perera R, Shrestha S, Thorson S, Fanshawe TR.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 27;13(4):e0196200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196200. eCollection 2018.


Responsibility for follow-up during the diagnostic process in primary care: a secondary analysis of International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership data.

Nicholson BD, Goyder CR, Bankhead CR, Toftegaard BS, Rose PW, Thulesius H, Vedsted P, Perera R.

Br J Gen Pract. 2018 May;68(670):e323-e332. doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X695813. Epub 2018 Apr 23.


Factors associated with consultation rates in general practice in England, 2013-2014: a cross-sectional study.

Mukhtar TK, Bankhead C, Stevens S, Perera R, Holt TA, Salisbury C, Hobbs FR.

Br J Gen Pract. 2018 May;68(670):e370-e377. doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X695981. Epub 2018 Apr 23.


Cardiomyocyte Membrane Structure and cAMP Compartmentation Produce Anatomical Variation in β2AR-cAMP Responsiveness in Murine Hearts.

Wright PT, Bhogal NK, Diakonov I, Pannell LMK, Perera RK, Bork NI, Schobesberger S, Lucarelli C, Faggian G, Alvarez-Laviada A, Zaccolo M, Kamp TJ, Balijepalli RC, Lyon AR, Harding SE, Nikolaev VO, Gorelik J.

Cell Rep. 2018 Apr 10;23(2):459-469. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.03.053.


Control charts for monitoring mood stability as a predictor of severe episodes in patients with bipolar disorder.

Vazquez-Montes MDLA, Stevens R, Perera R, Saunders K, Geddes JR.

Int J Bipolar Disord. 2018 Apr 4;6(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40345-017-0116-2.


Kidney age, not kidney disease.

Stevens RJ, Evans J, Oke J, Smart B, Hobbs FDR, Holloway E, Horwood J, Judd M, Locock L, McLellan J, Perera R.

CMAJ. 2018 Apr 3;190(13):E389-E393. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170674. No abstract available.


Serum carcinoembryonic antigen trends for diagnosing colorectal cancer recurrence in the FACS randomized clinical trial.

Shinkins B, Primrose JN, Pugh SA, Nicholson BD, Perera R, James T, Mant D.

Br J Surg. 2018 May;105(6):658-662. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10819. Epub 2018 Mar 26.


Dengue viruses cleave STING in humans but not in nonhuman primates, their presumed natural reservoir.

Stabell AC, Meyerson NR, Gullberg RC, Gilchrist AR, Webb KJ, Old WM, Perera R, Sawyer SL.

Elife. 2018 Mar 20;7. pii: e31919. doi: 10.7554/eLife.31919.


Variation in diagnostic test requests and outcomes: a preliminary metric for

O'Sullivan JW, Heneghan C, Perera R, Oke J, Aronson JK, Shine B, Goldacre B.

Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 19;8(1):4752. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23263-z.


Do Pain Coping and Pain Beliefs Associate With Outcome Measures Before Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Who Catastrophize About Pain? A Cross-sectional Analysis From a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Riddle DL, Jensen MP, Ang D, Slover J, Perera R, Dumenci L.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Apr;476(4):778-786. doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000001.


Dynamic stability during split-belt walking and the relationship with step length symmetry.

Darter BJ, Labrecque BA, Perera RA.

Gait Posture. 2018 May;62:86-91. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.03.006. Epub 2018 Mar 5.


Hyperglycemia in pregnancy among South Asian women: A single tertiary care center experience from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Jayawardane A, Patabendige M, Samaranayake D, Boteju M, Dahanayake S, Perera R, Jayasinghe S, Galappatti D, Wijeyaratne CN.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Mar 9. pii: S0168-8227(18)30229-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.02.029. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


MERS coronaviruses from camels in Africa exhibit region-dependent genetic diversity.

Chu DKW, Hui KPY, Perera RAPM, Miguel E, Niemeyer D, Zhao J, Channappanavar R, Dudas G, Oladipo JO, Traoré A, Fassi-Fihri O, Ali A, Demissié GF, Muth D, Chan MCW, Nicholls JM, Meyerholz DK, Kuranga SA, Mamo G, Zhou Z, So RTY, Hemida MG, Webby RJ, Roger F, Rambaut A, Poon LLM, Perlman S, Drosten C, Chevalier V, Peiris M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 20;115(12):3144-3149. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718769115. Epub 2018 Mar 5.


Effectiveness of a complex intervention on Prioritising Multimedication in Multimorbidity (PRIMUM) in primary care: results of a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial.

Muth C, Uhlmann L, Haefeli WE, Rochon J, van den Akker M, Perera R, Güthlin C, Beyer M, Oswald F, Valderas JM, Knottnerus JA, Gerlach FM, Harder S.

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 24;8(2):e017740. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017740.


Appropriateness Criteria for Total Knee Arthroplasty: Additional Comments and Considerations.

Riddle DL, Ghomrawi H, Jiranek WA, Dumenci L, Perera RA, Escobar A.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Feb 21;100(4):e22. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00405.


Dynamic remodeling of lipids coincides with dengue virus replication in the midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Chotiwan N, Andre BG, Sanchez-Vargas I, Islam MN, Grabowski JM, Hopf-Jannasch A, Gough E, Nakayasu E, Blair CD, Belisle JT, Hill CA, Kuhn RJ, Perera R.

PLoS Pathog. 2018 Feb 15;14(2):e1006853. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006853. eCollection 2018 Feb.


Overtesting and undertesting in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

O'Sullivan JW, Albasri A, Nicholson BD, Perera R, Aronson JK, Roberts N, Heneghan C.

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 11;8(2):e018557. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018557.


Primary care professionals providing non-urgent care in hospital emergency departments.

Gonçalves-Bradley D, Khangura JK, Flodgren G, Perera R, Rowe BH, Shepperd S.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Feb 13;2:CD002097. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002097.pub4. Review.


Quasi-reference electrodes in confined electrochemical cells can result in in situ production of metallic nanoparticles.

Perera RT, Rosenstein JK.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 31;8(1):1965. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20412-2.


Supporting prostate cancer survivors in primary care: Findings from a pilot trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention (PROSPECTIV).

Watson EK, Shinkins B, Matheson L, Burns RM, Frith E, Neal D, Hamdy F, Walter FM, Weller D, Wilkinson C, Faithfull S, Sooriakumaran P, Kastner C, Campbell C, Neal RD, Butcher H, Matthews M, Perera R, Wolstenholme J, Rose PW.

Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb;32:73-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.12.002. Epub 2017 Dec 29.


A short, structured skills training course for critical care physiotherapists in a lower-middle income country.

Tunpattu S, Newey V, Sigera C, De Silva P, Goonarathna A, Aluthge I, Thambavita P, Perera R, Meegahawatte A, Isaam I, Dondorp AM, Haniffa R.

Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Jan 10:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1423593. [Epub ahead of print]


A retrospective comparison of intraoperative CT and fluoroscopy evaluating radiation exposure in posterior spinal fusions for scoliosis.

Riis J, Lehman RR, Perera RA, Quinn JR, Rinehart P, Tuten HR, Kuester V.

Patient Saf Surg. 2017 Dec 21;11:32. doi: 10.1186/s13037-017-0142-0. eCollection 2017.


Extraction of unadjusted estimates of prognostic association for meta-analysis: simulation methods as good alternatives to trend and direct method estimation.

Pérez T, McLellan J, Perera R.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 28. pii: S0895-4356(17)30661-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.12.017. [Epub ahead of print]


The Impact of the Professional Qualifications of the Prenatal Care Provider on Breastfeeding Duration.

Wallenborn JT, Lu J, Perera RA, Wheeler DC, Masho SW.

Breastfeed Med. 2018 Mar;13(2):106-111. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0133. Epub 2017 Dec 13.


Active Wireless System for Structural Health Monitoring Applications.

Perera R, Pérez A, García-Diéguez M, Zapico-Valle JL.

Sensors (Basel). 2017 Dec 11;17(12). pii: E2880. doi: 10.3390/s17122880.


Construct validation and correlates of preoperative expectations of postsurgical recovery in persons undergoing knee replacement: baseline findings from a randomized clinical trial.

Riddle DL, Slover J, Ang D, Perera RA, Dumenci L.

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Dec 1;15(1):232. doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0810-x.


Atropine augments cardiac contractility by inhibiting cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 4.

Perera RK, Fischer TH, Wagner M, Dewenter M, Vettel C, Bork NI, Maier LS, Conti M, Wess J, El-Armouche A, Hasenfuß G, Nikolaev VO.

Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 9;7(1):15222. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15632-x.


Impact of heterogeneity and effect size on the estimation of the optimal information size: analysis of recently published meta-analyses.

Garcia-Alamino JM, Bankhead C, Heneghan C, Pidduck N, Perera R.

BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 8;7(11):e015888. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015888.


The 17th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting.

Rovnak J, Perera R, Hopken MW, Read J, Waller DM, Cohrs RJ.

Viruses. 2017 Nov 8;9(11). pii: E333. doi: 10.3390/v9110333.


Immune Responses to Twice-Annual Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults in Hong Kong.

Tam YH, Valkenburg SA, Perera RAPM, Wong JHF, Fang VJ, Ng TWY, Kwong ASK, Tsui WWS, Ip DKM, Poon LLM, Chau CKV, Barr IG, Peiris JSM, Cowling BJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 5;66(6):904-912. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix900.


Cross-sectional study of MERS-CoV-specific RNA and antibodies in animals that have had contact with MERS patients in Saudi Arabia.

Kasem S, Qasim I, Al-Hufofi A, Hashim O, Alkarar A, Abu-Obeida A, Gaafer A, Elfadil A, Zaki A, Al-Romaihi A, Babekr N, El-Harby N, Hussien R, Al-Sahaf A, Al-Doweriej A, Bayoumi F, Poon LLM, Chu DKW, Peiris M, Perera RAPM.

J Infect Public Health. 2018 May - Jun;11(3):331-338. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.022. Epub 2017 Oct 6.


Families of Diaporthales based on morphological and phylogenetic evidence.

Senanayake IC, Crous PW, Groenewald JZ, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Jeewon R, Phillips AJL, Bhat JD, Perera RH, Li QR, Li WJ, Tangthirasunun N, Norphanphoun C, Karunarathna SC, Camporesi E, Manawasighe IS, Al-Sadi AM, Hyde KD.

Stud Mycol. 2017 Mar;86:217-296. doi: 10.1016/j.simyco.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Aug 1.


Appropriateness and total knee arthroplasty: an examination of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appropriateness rating system.

Riddle DL, Perera RA.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Dec;25(12):1994-1998. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Sep 6.


Correction: Insecticide resistance to permethrin and malathion and associated mechanisms in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from St. Andrew Jamaica.

Francis S, Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Perera R, Paine M, Black WC 4th, Delgoda R.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 31;12(8):e0184387. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184387. eCollection 2017.


A46 MERS-CoV in Arabian camels in Africa and Central Asia.

Chu DKW, Chan SMS, Perera RAPM, Miguel E, Roger F, Chevalier V, Poon LLM, Peiris M.

Virus Evol. 2017 Mar 5;3(Suppl 1). pii: vew036.045. doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.045. eCollection 2017 Mar. No abstract available.


Long noncoding RNAs are dynamically regulated during β-cell mass expansion in mouse pregnancy and control β-cell proliferation in vitro.

Sisino G, Zhou AX, Dahr N, Sabirsh A, Soundarapandian MM, Perera R, Larsson-Lekholm E, Magnone MC, Althage M, Tyrberg B.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 10;12(8):e0182371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182371. eCollection 2017.


Duration of Eligibility Prior to Cochlear Implantation: Have We Made Any Progress?

Appelbaum EN, Yoo SS, Perera RA, Coelho DH.

Otol Neurotol. 2017 Oct;38(9):1273-1277. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001544.


Variants of ACAN are associated with severity of lumbar disc herniation in patients with chronic low back pain.

Perera RS, Dissanayake PH, Senarath U, Wijayaratne LS, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayake VHW.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 24;12(7):e0181580. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181580. eCollection 2017.


Enhancing the usability of systematic reviews by improving the consideration and description of interventions.

Hoffmann TC, Oxman AD, Ioannidis JP, Moher D, Lasserson TJ, Tovey DI, Stein K, Sutcliffe K, Ravaud P, Altman DG, Perera R, Glasziou P.

BMJ. 2017 Jul 20;358:j2998. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j2998. No abstract available.


Fibrin(ogen) and neurodegeneration in the progressive multiple sclerosis cortex.

Yates RL, Esiri MM, Palace J, Jacobs B, Perera R, DeLuca GC.

Ann Neurol. 2017 Aug;82(2):259-270. doi: 10.1002/ana.24997. Epub 2017 Aug 19.


Insecticide resistance to permethrin and malathion and associated mechanisms in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from St. Andrew Jamaica.

Francis S, Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Perera R, Paine M, Black WC 4th, Delgoda R.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 26;12(6):e0179673. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179673. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2017 Aug 31;12 (8):e0184387.


MicroRNA-196 Regulates HOX Gene Expression in Human Gluteal Adipose Tissue.

Divoux A, Xie H, Li JL, Karastergiou K, Perera RJ, Chang RJ, Fried SK, Smith SR.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Aug;25(8):1375-1383. doi: 10.1002/oby.21896. Epub 2017 Jun 25.


Longitudinal study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infection in dromedary camel herds in Saudi Arabia, 2014-2015.

Hemida MG, Alnaeem A, Chu DK, Perera RA, Chan SM, Almathen F, Yau E, Ng BC, Webby RJ, Poon LL, Peiris M.

Emerg Microbes Infect. 2017 Jun 21;6(6):e56. doi: 10.1038/emi.2017.44.


Transcriptional activation of RagD GTPase controls mTORC1 and promotes cancer growth.

Di Malta C, Siciliano D, Calcagni A, Monfregola J, Punzi S, Pastore N, Eastes AN, Davis O, De Cegli R, Zampelli A, Di Giovannantonio LG, Nusco E, Platt N, Guida A, Ogmundsdottir MH, Lanfrancone L, Perera RM, Zoncu R, Pelicci PG, Settembre C, Ballabio A.

Science. 2017 Jun 16;356(6343):1188-1192. doi: 10.1126/science.aag2553.

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